Gimme That Star Trek Ep.44: Bolian Spotlight

Bolians. The blue glue that holds Starfleet together. Some are service providers, some are officers, and a few even get lines. And yet there’s a ton of lore about these Federation members. Siskoid plays one in a role-playing game, and he’s invited his GameMaster Ryan Blake back on the show to help dissect the people of Bolarus IX, their biology, culture, and impact on the TNG era.

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“Star Trek Theme” by Alexander Courage, with the Irredeemable Shagg on vocals. End theme: “Deep Space Nine Theme” by Dennis McCarthy.

Bonus clips from: Star Trek The Next Generation’s “Schisms”, starring Ken Thorley and Michael Dorn, and “Ensign Ro”, starring Ken Thorley and Patrick Stewart.

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7 responses to “Gimme That Star Trek Ep.44: Bolian Spotlight

  1. Interesting discussion and conspiracy theory from Ryan.

    It occurred to me given their blue skin, and their fixation on using the word “Bol” with seeming interchangeability in their language….

    The Bolians are the Federation’s Smurfs.

    If a Bolian does become a main character in a new Trek production, maybe they should introduce their true adversarial race…the Gargameloids.


  2. Kelvin Timeline Trek Movies – Kelvin Kirk (Chris Pine) with an island Amazonian princess in 1984 versus a Mandolorian business man? Thought it might be obvious given the Kelvin theme and the current Pine movie in release limbo. Guess not.

  3. I don’t think my favorite Bolian was mentioned, the one with the darker blue band thru the center of her face, and is also a cyborg, works for her dad the big purple guy. I think her name is Ne-bol-a.

    Highly enjoyable discussion, gentle-bol!

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