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"The Invisibles", an episode of the 1960 science fiction anthology series The Outer Limits, also featured intelligent parasitic alien creatures who took over government leaders and used them as Human hosts. Both the storyline and the creatures' physical appearance bear some resemblance to the TNG episode.

This was added as background info. I feel it just isn't needed for the purposes of this article, especially since there are many science fiction episodes and movies which have a plot that bears some similarity to this one. --From Andoria with Love 21:43, 15 Jan 2006 (UTC)

Name chageEdit

This name is not suitable as long as the TNG qualifier is on it, perhaps Neural parasite (24th century) would be better? --Alan del Beccio 07:07, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Disambiguation between the three known examples of neural parasites should use their location (or source if available) as qualifier; thus, "Neural parasite (Xindi-Reptilian)," "Neural parasite (Denevan)," and, for want of a better wording, "Neural parasite (unidentified)." It may sound bad for the third one, but it works, insomuch as Data stated that the beacon transmitted "toward an unexplored part of our galaxy." As the statement is not made that it would necessarily stop at any given location, it could be (and is referenced in several works as being) indicative of an extragalactic origin. Granted, this contradicts non-canon books such as Unity, but The Lives of Dax has a rather haunting story of one of the Dax's, along with Captain Christopher Pike, encountering one of these creatures on a frozen wasteland planet, and the Trill not knowing what they are at all. In any case, the case is easily made that the origin of the parasites is truly unsolved so far, and thus legitimately called such. --ChrisK 12:23, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Bluegill Edit

When was this name ever mentioned in canon? --Kevin W.Talk to me 21:27, February 1, 2010 (UTC)

It wasn't. It's from the CCG. -- sulfur 21:31, February 1, 2010 (UTC)
Just watching through "Conspiracy" -- Riker explicitly says "Bluegill" at the very end when discussing it being Dr. Crusher's idea for him to pretend to be infected. Unless this was, like, retconned in with new dialog (Riker's mouth isn't visible, so that's not utterly impossible), it's canon. 07:41, January 22, 2014 (UTC)
Being retconned into the remastered episode would not preclude its being canon- I will point out that the script states "blue splinter" so if we are hearing "bluegill" in the episode, it is indeed a retcon addition. 31dot (talk) 11:22, January 22, 2014 (UTC)
My version of the "Conspiracy" episode is the aforementioned one where Riker clearly refers to them as Bluegill at the end of the episode, it struck me as odd when reading the article that this was missed out, until I read this this discussion.

-- 12:55, March 6, 2014 (UTC)

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