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A Vulcan-Human hybrid

B'Elanna Torres, Human-Klingon faceoff

B'Elanna Torres, hybrid split into Klingon and Human halves

Tora Ziyal, In Purgatorys Shadow

Tora Ziyal, a female Bajoran / Cardassian hybrid

A hybrid was the end result of mixing two or more different species in the biological process of reproduction. Klingons referred to hybrids derogatorily as "mongrels". (VOY: "Barge of the Dead", "Prophecy") Spock was also derogatorily referred to as a "half-breed" on a number of occasions. (DIS: "If Memory Serves"; TOS: "What Are Little Girls Made Of?", "This Side of Paradise", "Day of the Dove")

Because of the common genetic ancestry of most of the species of the Milky Way Galaxy by way of the ancient humanoids, many species were able to interbreed with or without the help of genetic technology. (TNG: "The Chase") According to Doctor Phlox, Humans and Vulcans were quite similar. (ENT: "Demons") In fact, Bethany, a Human / Skagaran hybrid, was one of the first known examples encountered by Humans from Earth that such interspecies breeding was possible. (ENT: "North Star")

In some cultures, children who are born as a result of interspecific relations were rejected by the society of both races. For example, Bajoran / Cardassian hybrids were often rejected by both Bajorans and Cardassians. (DS9: "Indiscretion", "Return to Grace")

During the mid-22nd century, before such things were commonplace, those behind Terra Prime, such as John Frederick Paxton, believed that Elizabeth, a test tube baby-hybrid of a Human and a Vulcan was "a cross-breed freak," asking, "How many generations before our genome is so diluted that the word "Human" is nothing more than a footnote in some medical text?" (ENT: "Terra Prime")

Examples of interspecific reproduction Edit

Aenar Edit

Bajoran Edit

Betazoid Edit

Caitian Edit

Cardassian Edit

Human Edit

Klingon Edit

In the novel The Ashes of Eden, Kirk discovered the colony world of Chal, a planet briefly colonized by the Romulans and Klingons during an alliance, populated by genetically-engineered Klingon-Romulan hybrids.

Ocampa Edit

Romulan Edit

The production notes from Star Trek: Enterprise stated that the creators were planning to reveal T'Pol as a Romulan/Vulcan hybrid if the series had continued.
Saavik was intended to be half-Romulan in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but a scene establishing this was cut.

Talaxian Edit

Trill Edit

Vulcan Edit

In the first draft script of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, another Vulcan/Human hybrid, called Galt, was to have been introduced.

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Background information Edit

In an initial story outline of TOS: "Charlie X", Charles Evans was referred to as a Human/Ferndok hybrid, since his mother was a Ferndok (a species which, during the episode's development, was later renamed Thasian).

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