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Babel reception

Formal reception prior to Babel Conference

The following is a list of attendees present at the Babel Conference in 2268.

These attendees were all transported to the Conference on Babel, with a formal reception held aboard the USS Enterprise. In all, a hundred and fourteen Federation delegates, of which thirty-two of were ambassadors. The last stop for picking up attendees was the planet Vulcan.

James T. Kirk mentioned these delegates in his captain's log, noting that some of "the passengers [were] explosive." He further mentioned in a second log entry that "the Coridan system has been claimed by some of the races now aboard our ship as delegates, races who have strong personal reasons for keeping Coridan out of the Federation. The most pressing problem aboard the Enterprise is to make sure that open warfare does not break out among the delegates, before the conference begins." (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

The second revised final draft of the script, dated 19 September 1967, makes the following notes about the below listed delegates: "...a number of Aliens in hall traffic."; "...other strange types in bright costumes. (The extent of this depends upon the budget... there should be enough variety to indicate an interplanetary representation.)"; "...as delegates pick up drinks, move to various conversational groups. There is a fantastic array of types from all cultures, some pleasant, some hostile."

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Aliens with big hair Edit

The two alien delegates joined the Enterprise in 2268 to attend the Babel Conference. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

In Star Trek Online, this species was identified as the Loktarans.


Aliens in dresses Edit

These two alien delegates attended the Babel Conference in 2268. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

According to the call sheet, these delegates were described as "Bearded Ladies".


Copper-skinned ambassadors Edit

Copper aliens, Journey to Babel

Copper-skinned delegates

These two diminutive copper-skinned humanoids attended the Babel Conference in 2268. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

The alien on the right was played by Billy Curtis, the one on the left by Jerry Maren. According to the call sheet, these delegates were described as "Midgets".
An unfilmed scene in the ENT: "Terra Prime" script described these as the Ithenites.
In issue 11 of Stardate magazine, these aliens were described as the Dayen from planet Orodanga in the Eta Virginis system.


Female ambassadors Edit

These female alien delegates attended the Babel Conference in 2268, and were escorted on board the USS Enterprise. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

They were played by unknown performers and are probably all from the same species. The first was wearing Areel Shaw's dress from "Court Martial". The second one is wearing a costume originally worn by an Argelian woman in "Wolf in the Fold".

Human ambassadors Edit

These Human delegates was among the delegates of the Babel Conference, and traveled on the USS Enterprise, in 2268. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

First delegate, who was probably an ambassador, was played by the same unknown performer who played a workman in "The Trouble with Tribbles". His costume was originally worn by Commissioner Ferris in "The Galileo Seven".
The second delegate, played by Joe Paz, was wearing the costume originally worn by Lazarus in "The Alternative Factor".


Human Starfleet officer Edit

Starfleet officer journey to babel

A Starfleet officer

This lieutenant commander was among the delegates who traveled to the Babel Conference on the USS Enterprise in 2268. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

He was played by background actor John Blower, wearing James Doohan's dress uniform costume.


Purple-skinned ambassador Edit

Purple-skinned delegate, 2268

Female ambassador

This purple-skinned delegate attended the Babel Conference in 2268. She was seen with one particular crewman escort several times at the reception. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

Played by Jeannie Malone.
In Star Trek Online, this species was given the name "Violacean".


Tall statured ambassadors Edit

These two alien delegates joined the USS Enterprise in 2268 to attend the Babel Conference. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

According to the call sheet, these delegates were described as "Giants".
A behind-the-scenes photo took during the filming of the episode shows that these actors wore platform shoes under their robes to make them appear taller.(citation needededit)
In the novel Forgotten History, these aliens were identified as Makusians from Makus III. In Star Trek Online, they were called Zambeans.


Tellarite aide Edit

Tellarite aide, 2268

Gav's aide

This Tellarite aide took part in the Babel Conference in the year 2268 and together with Gav represented his people. He was present when Gav initially confronted Sarek at the reception, regarding his vote for Coridan, but was notably absent when Gav confronted Sarek a second time, later at the same reception. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")

This Tellarite was played by Billy Blackburn.
According to Blackburn, "There was another show there called "Journey to Babel". And that's where the Tellarites appear on the scene and they're pig-like. I played one of the creatures. All day long you've got the nose like this and you've got the overhead thing going over your eyes. So it was, like, all day long you're looking and you were seeing nothing but a nose." ("Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories" Part II)
According to the call sheet, this delegate was simply described as "Gav's aide".


Vulcan aides Edit

These Vulcan aides accompanied Ambassador Sarek aboard the USS Enterprise when he visited the ship in 2268. (TOS: "Journey to Babel")