The Beta III natives were humanoids native to Beta III.

They worshiped a machine, Landru, created by a philosopher named Landru circa 4286 BC, when war threatened to destroy all life on the planet. Landru created "the Body", similar to a hive mind. After the machine, Landru, was destroyed, a team of sociologists was left behind to give the culture a "more Human form". In 2267, the population numbered in the millions. (TOS: "The Return of the Archons")

This species was consistently described as being Human in the episode. This fits with the comic book The Return of the Archons, Part 2, where Beta III is revealed to be a lost Federation colony.

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