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I suggest renaming this page to "Denevan neural parasite". That seems to be the convention for naming these creatures. Alex Peckover 08:39, Aug 31, 2004 (CEST)

The problem is they aren't Denevan. Deneva was only the last stop in a pretty sizable array of planets infected over a long space of time. Same with the TNG neural parasites, we know neither monster's origin -- Captain Mike K. Bartel 15:37, 31 Aug 2004 (CEST)
Fair point, it's just that "Denevan neural parasite" is what the Encyclopedia calls them. Alex Peckover 16:03, Sep 3, 2004 (CEST)
Maybe Beta Portolan neural parasites, since that was the first planet they hit? --Steve 23:48, 19 Nov 2004 (CET)
Whatever the case this name is not suitable as long as the TOS qualifier (re: pov) is on it, perhaps Neural parasite (23rd century) would be better? --Alan del Beccio 07:06, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
I'd support using the timeframe as Alan suggests, even though it is still pretty suggestive to pin down these possibly long-traveled creatures. Another option would be to merge the pages back into suptopics of neural parasite. -- Captain Mike K. Barteltalk 07:10, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

The Parasite is from a single cell organism, that is part of a larger organism. That is to long for a name, but I feel like the best name is somewhere in there. --TOSrules 07:20, 27 January 2006 (UTC)


As part of a modest rewrite I've had to remove a few statements. -- Capricorn 18:43, September 25, 2010 (UTC)

  • (about their resemblece to brain cells): It would be more correct to say that the parasites resembled the body, or soma, of a neuron, since a complete neuron has branch-like structures called axons and dendrites; the parasites lacked these
nitpick. also, Spock might have been referring to Vulcan brain cells.
  • (about their flight capability): perhaps by telekinesis

Connection? Edit

Is it possible that these creatures are related to the ones in the Enterprise episode Vox Sola? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Anything is possible, but I highly doubt it- and it was not said in canon so any such alleged similarity would be speculation which we don't put in articles.--31dot 02:53, November 18, 2011 (UTC)

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