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Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast

Apr 26, 2019

The Tholians With James Swallow. 
Star Trek has created many species in over 50 years of lore, but one of the most beloved and mysterious of them all has been the Tholians. Originally seen in the original series episode "The Tholian Web," this mysterious species was simply shown as a flicker of colors and angular shapes with an aggressive attitude and shrill voice. The Tholians have been mentioned a handful of times and only seen in three episodes, however this has caused them to capture our imaginations and fuel fan speculaton as to their origins and physical appearance.

In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Patrick Devlin and Brandon Shea-Mutala talk with New York Times best-selling author James Swallow about the Tholians. We discuss the Tholian Web, traits of the species, their description in the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual, their government, other mentions, and a bit of their mentions in the extended literary universe.

Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts (00:02:25) 
The Tholian Web (00:05:54) 
Traits (00:11:22) 
The Medical Manual (00:23:10)
Mentions (00:25:22)
Government (00:28:50)
Expanded Universe (00:31:35)
Final Thoughts (00:48:20)
Closing (00:51:46)
Brandon-Shea Mutala and Patrick Devlin
James Swallow
Brandon-Shea Mutala (Editor and Producer)  C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Floyd Dorsey (Associate Producer) Mike Morrison (Associate Producer) Tim Cooper (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Mark Flessa (Associate Producer) Chris Tribuzio (Associate Producer) Jim McMahon (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)