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The Monsters of Star Trek was the first reference work focused exclusively on the alien species of Star Trek, predating more expansive works such as The Worlds of the Federation and Decipher RPG modules: Aliens, Creatures. It was published in January 1980 by Archway Books, an imprint of Pocket Books, notable for its second edition painted cover by Boris Vallejo.

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Expect the Unexpected...
During practically every Star Trek episode the Enterprise and its crew faced some new and strange alien life form. Many of these aliens are what we would popularly call monsters. But for Star Trek the word "monster" needs a little explanation. Gene Roddenberry, the creator the Star Trek, wanted to express the idea that, "to be different is not necessarily to be ugly." And being different does not necessarily make a creature evil either.
Some of the alien creatures are terrifying in appearance and evil in nature. Others may appear hideous, but their basic nature is good. Still others seem to act in an evil way until one understands why they act as they do. So, when a strange or horrible looking creature appears in a Star Trek episode you can't assume it is a villain. One of the great joys of Star Trek is that it doesn't follow the old monster movie pattern. It often surprises you.
But read on and see for yourself…


  • The Star Trek Universe
  • The Shape Shifters
  • The Mind Benders
  • Ancient Races
  • Energy Creatures
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Alien Races
  • Androids, Computers, and Mad Machines
  • Two Star Trek monsters you have never seen:
  • Index



All MotherChristine ChapelPavel ChekovBilly ClaiborneBilly ClantonIke ClantonZefram CochraneThe CompanionNancy CraterRobert CraterMatthew DeckerDikironium cloud creatureMorgan EarpVirgil EarpWyatt EarpCharlie EvansStephen Garrovick (I)Stephen Garrovick (II)GavGenghis Khan (Excalibian)Phillip Green (Excalbian)Nancy HedfordHenochJohn HollidayIsisJackson (Lieutenant)Cyrano JonesMiranda JonesKahless (Excalbian)Aurelan KirkGeorge Samuel KirkJames T. KirkKollosKor, son of RynarRoger KorbyKorobAbraham Lincoln (Excalbian)LoskeneLawrence MarvickLeonard McCoyFrank McLauryTom McLauryHarry MuddAnn MulhallNomadNonaOracle of the PeopleChristopher PikeJanice RandRedjac (BeratisHengistJack the RipperKesla) • Mira RomaineJackson RoykirkRukSaboSarekSargonMontgomery ScottGary SevenShahnaspace amoebaSpockSylviaTan RuThelevTrelaneHikaru SuluSurak (Excalbian)ThalassaNyota UhuraVaalVinaYarnekZora (Excalbian)

"Real" people

Majel BarrettJames DoohanDeForest KelleyWalter KoenigCharles LindberghNichelle NicholsLeonard NimoyGene RoddenberryWilliam ShatnerGeorge Takei

Starships and vehicles

USS AntaresApollo 11Constitution-class heavy cruisers (USS ConstellationUSS DefiantUSS EnterpriseUSS FarragutUSS Intrepid) • doomsday machineGalileo (class F shuttlecraft) • Orion scout shipSpirit of St. LouisWright Flyer


Alpha Proxima IIAndromeda GalaxyArgelius IIArgus XArretBeta Portalan systemCestus IIICoridan IIIDeep Space Station K-7Deneb IIDenevaEarth (LondonO.K. CorralScotlandTombstone, ArizonaWashington, D.C.) • Exo IIIFabrinaGamma Canaris NGamma Trianguli VIGothosHeliopolisIngraham BJanus VILavinius VM-113Martian coloniesMemory AlphaNeuralPyris VIIRigel IVSherman's PlanetSigma Draconis VITalos IVThasusTheta Cygni XIITriskelionTycho IVVulcanYonadaZetar II

Races and cultures

AndorianandroidArgelianArretanBeta XII-A entityblastoneuronExcalbianFabriniGornHortaHuman (AfricanAsianGreekRussian) • Kahn-ut-tuKelvanKlingonM-113 creatureMedusanMelkotianMetronMugatoNeuraleseOld OnesOrganianOrionProviderTalosianTellariteThasianTholianVulcanZetarian

States and organizations

Kelvan EmpireKlingon EmpireOrganian Council of EldersSmithsonian InstitutionStarfleet CommandUnited Federation of PlanetsUnited States of Africa

Science and technology

androidbombcannoncomputercommunicatorGreat Teacher (Eymorg)Instrument of ObediencemicroscopeOracle of the PeoplephaserprobeswordtranquilizertransporterVaalviewscreen

Ranks and titles

ambassadorastronautcaptainchief engineerchief helmsmancolonelcommandercommodorecommunications officerdancerdoctorensignfirst officerlieutenantminerPresident of the United States of Americapriestessslavespysurgeonthrallwitchwizardyeoman


bookcomic bookTASTOS movie: The Motion PictureTOS ("A Private Little War" • "Arena" • "Assignment: Earth" • "By Any Other Name" • "Catspaw" • "Day of the Dove" • "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" • "The Gamesters of Triskelion" • "Journey to Babel" • "The Man Trap" • "The Menagerie" • "I, Mudd" • "The Savage Curtain" • "The Squire of Gothos" • "The Tholian Web")

Other references

26 October 18811888September 196620022105215618th century20th centuryamoebaantennaantimatterasteroidatmosphereblack catbloodbraincastlecaverncellcenturycolonydilithium crystaldinosaureggelectricityemotionemotionfoggalaxygalaxygodgovernmentgraingunpowderhypnosisiceillusionlanding partylanguagelibrarylogiclovemachinemagicmarriagemilemineralmodelnavigationnervous systemOld WestorbitOrganian Peace Treatypigpiracyplanetplanetoidraces and culturesrobotrockserpentsodium chloridesoilspacestar systemstarshipstunSwahilitelepathytentacletimetime traveltribbletyrannosaurusvacuumvoodooVulcan mind touchvultureyearzombie



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In-universe BlueprintsStar Fleet Technical ManualMedical Reference ManualSpaceflight ChronologyMonstersThe Motion Picture BlueprintsMapsBiographiesKlingon DictionaryWho's Who in Star Trek (Issue 1Issue 2) • Mr. Scott's Guide to the EnterpriseThe Worlds of the FederationTNG Technical JournalTNG Technical ManualChronologyEncyclopedia (Volumes 1234) • Ferengi Rules of AcquisitionFederation PassportThe Klingon WayNCC-1701-D BlueprintsThese Are the Voyages...Federation Travel GuideLegends of the FerengiKlingon for the Galactic TravelerQ's Guide to the ContinuumDS9 Technical ManualThe Tribble HandbookThe Klingon HamletCookbookCelebrationsStarship SpotterThe Hologram's HandbookThe Starfleet Survival GuideStar ChartsShips of the LineCaptain Kirk's Guide to WomenHaynes Manuals (USS EnterpriseKlingon Bird of Prey) • Federation: The First 150 YearsOn Board the USS EnterpriseA Very Klingon KhristmasStellar CartographyKlingon Art of WarAutobiographies (James T. KirkJean-Luc PicardKathryn JanewaySpock) • Hidden Universe Travel Guides (VulcanKlingon Empire) • Shipyards (Starfleet Ships, 2151-2293Starfleet Ships, 2294-The FutureThe Klingon FleetFederation MembersBorg & Delta Quadrant, A to K Delta Quadrant, L to ZAlpha Quadrant, A-KAlpha Quadrant, L-Z) • Illustrated Handbooks (NCC-1701-DNCC-1701 & 1701-AVoyagerDeep Space 9) • Body by StarfleetKirk Fu Manual
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