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For the alien species from Star Trek: The Animated Series, please see Edosian.

The Edo were a humanoid species from the planet Rubicun III. They outwardly resembled attractive-looking Humans with blond hair.

The Edo were a free-spirited people, extremely welcoming and friendly and very open sexually with themselves and visitors. Edo greeted friends with a deep embrace and offered themselves sexually to anyone who would accept. It was customary among the Edo to run from place to place instead of walking. Their society was peaceful and extremely law-abiding. Criminality had been wiped-out thousands of years ago and was virtually unknown by 2364.

Edo symbol

The Edo symbol on a wall

The unique tranquility of the Edo had a price, however. The Edo system of justice acknowledged only one punishment among them for any crime: execution with a poisoned syringe. Randomly mobile punishment zones kept would-be offenders alert and the Mediators dispensed punishment for any violations in the punishment zones.

The Edo were protected by a trans-dimensional super-entity in orbit around their planet, which they worshiped as "God".

The Edo spent time with music, dancing, massages, kissing, and playing games with die or balls.

While all Edo seemed to wear the same clothing, only the leaders and the mediators wore necklaces including the Edo symbol. (TNG: "Justice")

Later in 2364, during an investigation of the USS Enterprise-D crew, Lieutenant Commander Dexter Remmick interrogated Captain Jean-Luc Picard about him having violated the Prime Directive and interfered with Edo laws to save the son of Doctor Beverly Crusher. (TNG: "Coming of Age")

The Edo's clothing was designed by Costume Designer William Ware Theiss. While working on Star Trek: The Original Series, he had created many likewise precariously draped, sexually suggestive costumes, becoming renowned for doing so. Although his newer designs for Star Trek: The Next Generation were more subdued than his earlier Star Trek work, the Edo's focus on health and sex provided him with a logical story reason for him to return to his signature draped costume style. (Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Continuing Mission, p. 55)

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