The Kobliad were a humanoid species from the planet Kobliad, who by the 24th century were a dying race.


Near extinction, the Kobliad needed deuridium to stabilize their cell structure, which prolonged their livespans. During the late 2360s, the Federation was working to supply them with the substance, but even despite new deposits opening up in the Gamma Quadrant after the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole, the substance remained too scarce to service their entire population. As a consequence, some Kobliad had gone underground to get it.

Rao Vantika attempted to steal a shipment of deuridium from the Gamma Quadrant in 2369 but was hunted down by Kobliad Security officer Ty Kajada. (DS9: "The Passenger")

A Kobliad was a patron in a bar on Ronara Prime in 2370 where he shared an intimate moment with Lieutenant Ro Laren. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

A Kobliad woman was seen on Deep Space 9's Promenade in 2370. (DS9: "Rules of Acquisition")

Yteppa, who assisted the Obsidian Order in kidnapping Major Kira Nerys in 2371 was a member of the Kobliad species. (DS9: "Second Skin")

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The producers wanted just a minor set of makeup appliances for the appearance of the Kobliad in "The Passenger". As such, the makeup department created a simple ridged forehead that ran from the hairlne down to the tip of the actor's nose and a forehead piece with an extended set of ridges. (Star Trek: Aliens & Artifacts, p.150)

Two Kobliad costumes as worn by Caitlin Brown in "The Passenger" were later sold off in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction for US$95.00 and US$112.50, respectively. [1] [2]

According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 47) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), there was a star system named Kobliad, which might possibly be the system of origin for this species, in the Alpha Quadrant. This was a binary system with a pair of F-class stars. In the late 24th century, it was an independent system.

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In the Star Trek: Titan novels The Red King and Orion's Hounds, a Kobliad named Fo Hachesa serves aboard the USS Titan. The species is described in the books as sometimes being difficult to understand.

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