Star Trek's Ancient Civilizations - A Summary

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Comments • 870

  • crabtrap
    crabtrap Day ago

    i actually USE my penis, i shouldn't be here.

  • crabtrap
    crabtrap Day ago

    "What the hell is an Aluminum Falcon????"

  • James Martin
    James Martin 4 days ago

    I hate to be that guy, but the pronunciations are often wildly inaccurate.

  • Matt Kyle
    Matt Kyle 5 days ago

    Current tech says takes at least 37,000 yrs to travel 1 light year and even more of a bummer, Einstein's 1905 papers E=mc2 explains that physics prevents us from traveling at or faster than the speed of light. oh well
    Hard to read dark letters against dark background; otherwise very cool and fun

  • Michael A. Willett
    Michael A. Willett 6 days ago

    Evidently, faster than light travel is easy to do. Seems that everything depends on it. I wonder why we haven’t stumbled on to it yet. Are we the Forrest Gump of the universe?

  • Shortsircut1
    Shortsircut1 8 days ago

    I am a bit late to the party I know, this is an excellent time line, well done! I see in some of the comments you missed a few civilizations like the First Federation. I did not see any mention of the Kalandons (sp) eithrer which were featured in STOS episode "That which survives". Lee Meriwether's (Losira) hotness in that episode surely deserves a bit of recognition!

  • Bruce Frank
    Bruce Frank 10 days ago

    A Socialistic future!

  • Tristan3D
    Tristan3D 10 days ago

    Mhm... it is highly unlikely that the progenitors of the Q originated in our Galaxy. It is certainly not impossible, but given the fact, that there are approximately 2 trillion (yes, trillion) galaxies in the visible universe, it would be an incredible coincidence that the Q, who could have originated anywhere in the universe - even the parts that we can't see - are from our galaxy and not from any of the other 2 trillion. The probability that this would be the case, is... well... astronomically small. Winning the lottery (standard seven numbers, while only six need to be correct to win the jackpot) has a probability of 140 million to one. This means, that it is 14.285 times more likely to win the lottery than that the Q are indeed originating from our galaxy (and this only takes the galaxies into account that we can actually see, who knows how many more are out there beyond the particle horizon).
    Again, it is not impossible, but still... ;)

  • the wizzard
    the wizzard 15 days ago

    I find next generation and enterprise time lines unacceptable and remove them, much like the catholic church did with christianity.

  • Ameha K
    Ameha K 19 days ago

    Love this video, could easily be a history class lecture.

  • Will G
    Will G 19 days ago

    Yes...the dzhoos that created this shit have pushed it on us!

  • Dark Rainbow
    Dark Rainbow 21 day ago

    Which one invented the Transformers?

  • Hicknopunk
    Hicknopunk 25 days ago

    What about the Old Kings?

  • tacfoley
    tacfoley 28 days ago

    I'm disappointed that you didn't give author Larry Niven any kudos for his 'invention' of the Thrintun and slavers.

  • avenuePad
    avenuePad Month ago

    Taloshans? I think you meant to say Talosians. ;) Anyway, I'm just being a dick. This is a great video. I watch it every so often. It would be cool if there was a book or a show that was about one of these ancient empires.

  • fjvideo
    fjvideo Month ago

    How does a video with such awful narration get all those views?

  • Eric
    Eric Month ago

    This was really good. Thank you.

  • Jolly Green
    Jolly Green Month ago +1

    I think discovery f-ed up everything

  • Comment 200
    Comment 200 Month ago +2

    Patreon does not accept Latium, but I gave a thumbs up anyway.

  • Chakra Zoo
    Chakra Zoo Month ago

    what about "Tinman" and his pilots/race of living ships?

  • Arek Petrosian
    Arek Petrosian Month ago

    No mention of "The Old Ones" from TOS "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"

  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston Month ago

    Masks was one of my favorite TNG episodes.

  • Jay Jeckel
    Jay Jeckel Month ago

    3:28 Liked and subbed for using "apocryphal"! Everyone uses the term 'canon', but too few recognize the middle ground between canon and non-canon that apocrypha content provides and your video is the first time I've heard someone who wasn't me use the term. :)

  • Christopher B.
    Christopher B. Month ago +2

    You're using the soundtrack from Barotrauma.... no wonder I kept expecting someone to implant me with a larva

  • EddieVBlueIsland
    EddieVBlueIsland Month ago

    Good God... get a life.

  • m r
    m r Month ago

    i thought vulcans were an offshoot of the romulans not other way around

  • Leonard NII BOYE Mettle

  • Flielow
    Flielow Month ago +2

    05:05 How does a race beings leave a solar system let alone a quadrant of a galaxy without being sentient?

    • Karen Michaud
      Karen Michaud Month ago

      Flielow I caught that too. How does a species manage to leave their planet if they haven’t evolved enough to even know who they are.

  • Omar Al-Bochi
    Omar Al-Bochi Month ago

    Cool info. Nice timeline. Thank you!

  • Horny Toads
    Horny Toads Month ago

    Star trek should include more of the actual planets and stars that we have found out there . stories are great but they should include science from real stars and make storoes around that.. Such as Orions belt.. Theres Betelguise which is a sun with a hunp on it ready tobgo super nova .. Arcturus a red giant traveling at a high velocity in the oppossite direction.. So theres alot. They csn use from hibbles data.. But u never see such stuff.. How about a visit to the super massive blackhole in the center of our galaxy?? Nada.. No stories from real astronomy and hubbles data and images.. Pfffft

    • anim8orkid
      anim8orkid  Month ago

      I agree with this. If I were so lucky as to be able to develop a Star Trek show, I'd definitely include some real world exoplanets in my stories. Imagine if a starship visited somewhere from the Kepler catalog that we already know the mass, radius, surface gravity, etc of!

  • Luke Pruett
    Luke Pruett Month ago

    This video is boring.

  • shane mcdaniel
    shane mcdaniel Month ago

    Cool stuff man

  • Philip Campanaro
    Philip Campanaro Month ago

    Good research except all TV and Film are canon including the animated show which is referenced in STTNG and DS9 but NO book is considered canon.

    • P
      P Month ago

      Alpha canon. Beta canon. Official (CBS) canon. Fanon. They each have very exacting definitions about _what is canon_ and _what is not canon_ ...
      TAS is a special example - studios have flip-flopped its "canon" status while fan consensus has never fully accepted nor fully rejected it.
      Books are just books - not "seen on screen" but some are treated as fundamental references (even at Memory Alpha) while others are treated as apocrypha.

  • Torc Handsomeson
    Torc Handsomeson Month ago

    cool stuff but your channel's name is like the aol handle of a dude trying to mac on teenagers in 2002 lol

  • The Doppler Effect
    The Doppler Effect 2 months ago

    The Progenitors are caucasian looking humanoids, and that's where all life comes from?Yeah ok 😂

  • Andrew W Whittaker
    Andrew W Whittaker 2 months ago

    I swear, that progenitor actress was the same person who plays the Founder in DS9.

    • Omega3131
      Omega3131 2 months ago


  • Joseph Burke
    Joseph Burke 2 months ago

    In the episode that featured Apollo it's made clear that he wasn't the only surviving member of his people since at the end he calls them by name and goes back to them.

  • thanksfernuthin
    thanksfernuthin 2 months ago

    It looks as though a lot happens rapidly toward the end. Just as many civilizations came and went earlier as well. It's just that it's a function of history that we know the most about the time nearest our time and the least the further back you go. There are endless civilizations and stories to be discovered. Mostly because almost all of this is based on one galaxy out of billions.

  • Michael
    Michael 2 months ago

    ST:TAS is canon. Who the hell EVER said it wasn't? A bunch of drekkie scum? They're not even people and their opinions mean less than nothing. TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, the TOS movies, and the TNG movies are the ENTIRETY of ST canon. Everything else is pure SJW shit that is beneath contempt. That shit isnt Star Trek its Tard Trek and is right down there with Disney Star Tards and that Doctor Tard bullshit. If you disagree with even one word of this assessment please kill yourself as quickly as possible.

  • Star Man
    Star Man 2 months ago


  • Booyah
    Booyah 2 months ago

    I love all your thorough research

  • Palomar Jones
    Palomar Jones 2 months ago

    Here is what is bouncing around the scientific communities. It may not be arrogant after all to consider we are fairly alone, but also, among the first wave of space faring civilizations. Don't believe me? Consider this: The universe is 13.8 BYO, the Sun is 5, more than 1/3 the age of the universe. "So what?", you say. Now, consider that all the elements to produce life, sentient life and finally the metals needed for technology was formed in super novae. The earliest stars about 12.5 billion years ago, probably less, were only hydrogen, no metals. There would have had to be many trillions of super novae, in just the right places over billions of years to produce enough heavy elements needed for advanced civilizations to form. So, now you see it may not be arrogant after all to ponder the possibility that the the universe is a very, very lonely place, for now. This is what it is looking like considering the age of the universe. I'm sure there are others, just probably not as close or as many as is presented in science fiction, or, UFO publications and websites, which are mostly science fiction themselves.

  • Brice Yokem
    Brice Yokem 2 months ago

    You show several maps of the galaxy here. Where can I see more of these?

    • Paul D
      Paul D Month ago

      @anim8orkid You should have done that eons ago. : )

    • anim8orkid
      anim8orkid  2 months ago

      I'm currently working on a way to upload these so people can view them. Thanks for your interest! I should've done that ages ago.

  • Agiardt
    Agiardt 2 months ago

    How the fuck do you go extinct after reaching your FTL-age?

    MISTERASMODEUS 2 months ago +1

    This was beautiful. I left this world years ago, truly Amazing how it’s grown

  • menckencynic
    menckencynic 2 months ago

    We are REALLY going to have to re-write ALL of our science fiction if we find out the Big Bang didn't happen.

  • ContinuumTrek
    ContinuumTrek 2 months ago

    Excellent video. Just subscribed. If you ever feel like visiting my channel you are more than welcome.

  • Feynman Was A Genius
    Feynman Was A Genius 2 months ago

    How could anybody not see the animated series of TOS as canon? It was amazing!

  • Jonathan Dimmick
    Jonathan Dimmick 2 months ago

    It's amazing what you can come up with when you don't have to stick to cannon

  • Jonathan Dimmick
    Jonathan Dimmick 2 months ago

    I can't help having the theme to the big bang theory playing in my head while I'm listening to this modified with the events in this timeline of course

  • Mike
    Mike 2 months ago

    just when i thought it couldn't get any nerdier i watch this it was good entertainment though :P

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson 2 months ago

    So where does the mystery race of intelligent parasites from SNG "Conspiracy" fit in? You know the ones... "we seek peaceful co-existence!!"

  • Josue Rodriguez
    Josue Rodriguez 2 months ago

    Wait how did the Voth leave Earth before becoming sentient?

    • Peter der Meter
      Peter der Meter 22 days ago +1

      its said a few sentences earlier that another spacefaring species seeded the dinos across the galaxy after picking some of them up from our planet (for whatever reason) and the Voth didnt't evolve directly on earth.

  • Nikola Petrović
    Nikola Petrović 2 months ago

    I prefer Warhammer 40k. It's more realistic and by that i don't mean space magic and demons but the relationships between species. There is no way humanity can coexist peacefully with xenos. Star Trek space hippies just annoy me.

  • Archeus Ledoux
    Archeus Ledoux 2 months ago +6

    What about the machine planet that sent "VGER" back to Earth? Who built the Dyson Sphere from the TNG? And don't forget the Cytherians from TNG Nth Degee, my personal favorite.

  • Danielle summer Pitmon’s Life

    I’ve always wondered how did the board actually come to be what was their original point of origin in development and when they change to being part human part machine

  • LivingRoom Friend
    LivingRoom Friend 2 months ago

    You are obviously NOT a Star Trek fan - you pronounce to many of the alien race names incorrectly

    • tom lindh
      tom lindh 2 months ago

      First federation??? Tos

  • TJ Nunez
    TJ Nunez 2 months ago

    When did the time traveler's race come into existence?

  • vHatch 37
    vHatch 37 2 months ago

    This is so interesting. It reminds me of Prometheus.

  • Max Will
    Max Will 2 months ago

    On the Slaver Empire. If the Thrint(the name of the race) were borrowed from Larry Niven's Tales of Known Space, as was the story, "The Soft Weapon", and in the cartoon, the antagonists are Kziniti Warriors(the Kziniti are a race of 8 foot tall tabby cats with rat tails and ears that folded like parasols), in the background, why were the Tnuctin, a slave race of the Thrint who developed the weapon that finally freed them, a disease that targeted every living thing with a nervous system more complex than early chordates, those with an evolved central nervous system, which resulted in the nameless cataclysm the narrator mentioned. I watched that cartoon, and have also been a life long Niven(and Jerry Pournelle, who co-wrote a lot of novels with Larry Niven). It would have been nice to see a Kzin Hero do his famous "scream and leap", which is pretty much instinctual with them as they are evolved from cats, and which also helped them be defeated by the "monkeys"(their word for human beings). And Kziniti are also sensitive to catnip, which made for a few interesting tales from Larry.

  • Brian Ramsey
    Brian Ramsey 2 months ago

    I don't consider the Larry Niven crossover with the Kzinti and the Slavers to be canon, though I can understand if you do. The real problem is a lack of data regarding pre-Star-Fleet historic events in Star Trek. But thank you for working on this, it was informative.

  • Horny Toads
    Horny Toads 2 months ago

    why doesnt star trek talk about visiting another galaxy, such as andromeda?

    • Doop
      Doop Month ago

      there is a Great Barrier that stops them.. if you seen the TOS ep that had Mitchel in it (Kirks friend) and a female doctor get Psychic powers and Mitchel goes nuts..

    • Horny Toads
      Horny Toads 2 months ago

      @CosmicDreamz they should however still touch MORE on this subject!

    • CosmicDreamz
      CosmicDreamz 2 months ago

      They did in TNG episode with the traveler and in TOS with the Kelvans (who were from andromeda but it was said they escaped because of radiation). But the thing is even getting to Andromeda with a normal star ship at maximum warp would still take thousands of years to get to it. It is 2.5 million light years away and that is the closest galaxy. The distances are too vast to travel without some kind of wormhole. And there are more then enough planets in our galaxy to tell countless stories. There are over 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone with planets around them.

  • hamsandwich 25
    hamsandwich 25 2 months ago +1

    I can tell you really are a trek fan because you used the word apocryphal. Nice

    • LivingRoom Friend
      LivingRoom Friend 2 months ago +1

      hamsandwich 25 I don’t think so - pronounces to many of the alien race names incorrectly

  • joe v
    joe v 2 months ago

    What are you talking about,.. of course the Voth were sentient. When they left earth they were warp capable. Chicote and professor Gailand both said, "the Voth left earth in ships"! We also know, The Voth were technologically advanced far enough to know they had to get out of Dodge before earth blew-up. Professor Gailand said that too. Eyes open.

  • ant cow123
    ant cow123 2 months ago +1

    Common era? You mean AD of course. Spare us your political correct language

    • FallingIntoBucketsAlot
      FallingIntoBucketsAlot 2 months ago

      Imagine being so tiny brained you actually give a shit. Anno Domini, year of our lord, not useful as a marker, particularly when you can't verify with evidence when this event happened. Some system set up arbitrarily by a Roman monk is hard to encourage people to go by, especially when like, most of the world dosen't even put strong spiritual steak in this event. History, archeology, is a science. We use these markers because they have been around for so long, but we can't verify that the period in between these two areas was actually when Jesus was born. Since we use this system and our current calender now, we can't very well throw it out and start over by chosing an equally arbitrary date to start going backwards from, so we just change the name of what we already have to somthing that isn't likely inmacurate.

  • Darth Motherfucker
    Darth Motherfucker 2 months ago

    De kon collapsed because of 0 and 1

  • OtakuMage
    OtakuMage 2 months ago

    Far from canon, being from STO, but there's evidence that the Iconians were the "first children" of the Preservers, thus hundreds of millions of years old. Also they don't biologically age (at least the current ones) and have minimum 200k years worth of anger to get out.

  • nonya Biznessses
    nonya Biznessses 2 months ago

    What it boils down to is people who create SF television and movies do not READ the classic SF novels. They are young asshole motherfucker loser RETARD LOW IQ shits, and they Assume that the entire audience is equally low IQ. So all "aliens" are nothing but some asshole in a rubber mask. Two arms, two legs, torso, head. NOT CREDIBLE and VERY INSULTING TO OUR INTELLIGENCE> lazy stupid pandering worhtless motherfuckers.

  • spaghetti time
    spaghetti time 2 months ago

    Needed more pictures

  • Jay W
    Jay W 2 months ago +1

    millions...... sure you dont mean Billions of years!? like 14billion being the agreed age of the universe...

  • Jay Bingham
    Jay Bingham 2 months ago

    I envisioned the Cytherians (the TNG ancient species that works through Reginald Barclay to transport the Enterprise thousands of light years in an instant) as a possible offshoot of the Guardians or Progenitors. That level of capability is nearly unrivaled in the ST universe (with the exception of Q).

    • Doop
      Doop Month ago +1

      Kevin Oxbridge is powerful too.. He was on TNG and wiped out an entire race 6 Billion from entire galaxy because one of their ships attacked the planet him and his human wife lived on and she died..

  • Justin Higner
    Justin Higner 2 months ago +2

    Well done. Thank you for outlining all of this!

  • peccatumDei
    peccatumDei 2 months ago

    No mention of the Metrons, or the Patrons of Gary 7.

    • David Forbes
      David Forbes 2 months ago +1

      Also, no mention of the Doud (sp?), of which only one ever appeared in S.T. - T.N.G.

  • Erich Kaltenbrunner
    Erich Kaltenbrunner 2 months ago


  • Milky Way Laniakea Superclusterite

    And yet I failed a history test...