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This page features the Rigelians. You may also be looking for the reptilian species known as the Rigellians.

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Rigel V
United Federation of Planets
Average Male Height:
165 cm (5 ft. 5 in.) to 196 cm (6 ft. 5 in.)
Average Male Weight:
63.5 kg (140 lb.) to 108.9 kg (240 lb.)
Average Female Height:
165 cm (5 ft. 5 in.) to 196 cm (6 ft. 5 in.)
Average Female Weight:
63.5 kg (140 lb.) to 108.9 kg (240 lb.)
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Basic Information

The Rigelians are a warp-capable humanoid species who inhabit the planet Rigel V.

As they are somewhat secretive about their sexual practices, it is unknown whether their have four or five different genders.


Biologically, they share a similar internal physiology with Vulcans and Romulans. Their neurology is similar to both, though their blood chemistry makeup is closer to the Vulcans. These similarities make them susceptible to the diseases that plague both races. Most notably, Rigellians possess two spines.

Despite being currency-focused, their scientists were responsible for developing a unique gene therapy that was capable of treating many medical conditions, including Taggart's Syndrome.

In the mid-2260s, an experimental chemical stimulant designed to speed up reproduction and replacement of blood in the bodies of certain species was developed, and successfully tested on Rigelian test subjects. Though side-effects incredible strain on the patients' spleen and the liver, it was later discovered by Doctor Leonard McCoy to be a viable treatment for producing Vulcan T-negative blood.

Society and Culture

In the 22nd Century, Rigelian commerce was regulated by the Rigelian Trade Commission.

As of the 24th Century, Rigelians independently operate their own freighters.

History and Politics

During the 22nd Century, relationships were maintined with several Alpha and Beta Quadrant species. By the 2150s, it was not uncommon to find a Rigelian visiting Earth.

In 2154, a Rigelian scout ship was attacked by a Romulan drone ship, which was disguised as the Earth starship Enterprise, NX-01. The attack was designed to destabilize the sector, and it was eventually revealed who the true attacker was.

In early 2155, the Rigelians participated in talks discussing their wish to join as a possible member in the Coalition of Planets along with Humans, Tellarites, Andorians, Denobulans, and Vulcans.