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Avel Durken
Chancellor Avel Durken, a male Malcorian.
Mirasta Yale
Minister Mirasta Yale, a female Malcorian.

The Malcorians were a humanoid species native to the planet Malcor III. They were a people who believed that they were the highest form of life and that their planet was at the center of the universe. Their planet had a unified government led by a chancellor. (TNG: "First Contact")


Malcorian hand

Malcorian hand

Malcorians did not have individual digits on their hands and termini, like most humanoid species; instead, their digits were webbed together similar to a mitten.

Their cardial organ was located in the lower chest, and their pulse can be checked on the wrist. Their digestive tract was located in the upper chest.

Malcorians had a total of 31 costal struts, 16 on one side, 15 on the other. Their enlarged foreheads were called cranial lobes. (TNG: "First Contact")


Malcorian warp ship

The first warp-capable spacecraft

In distant history, before the planet's governments were united, it had nation-states which would sometimes conquer others, often using the greeting "we are your friends".

Throughout the early 2360s, the Federation had undercover cultural observers stationed around Malcor.

In 2367, the Malcorians were about to initiate their warp program, by launching their first warp-capable spacecraft. The crew of the USS Enterprise-D was undergoing the final preparations for First Contact when Commander Riker was injured and captured. The events led to their decision to delay the warp program and further contact with the Federation. (TNG: "First Contact")


Malcor III was governed by a planetary government, led by an elected Chancellor. The Chancellor's second in charge was a Vice-Chancellor, who was often assigned tasks the Chancellor is too busy to attend to. The chancellor during the late 2360s was Avel Durken.

Next in line of government was a series of ministers assigned to different divisions of government. A Minister for Internal Security was assigned with all planetary security measures, including those presented by external forces. The Minister of Internal Security during the late 2360s was Minister Krola. The Minister of Science was assigned to all scientific pursuits, which in the 2360s mainly focused on the development of warp travel and new spacecraft and pursuits. The Minister of Science in the 2360s was the esteemed astronomer Mirasta Yale. All ministers were assigned the task of reporting to the Chancellor every morning on their established fields. (TNG: "First Contact")


A form of liquid measurement was the octare. (TNG: "First Contact")


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