Just thought id see what peoples comments are on the Conspiracy episode. I think it has to be one of the more mysterious episodes of Star Trek, espically at the end when the message was sent off into space. Where did they come from what was their ultimate goal. Ive herd and read about many theorys one being that it was an early attempt by a modified version of species 8472 to gain control of the Federation. Some have said it has to to with the founders? It was also the only episode that the BBC have never shown as they said it was too graphic and yes that means the scene where Remecks head explodes and that mother creature comes out of him. Check out the expression on Picards face when it does. "Doctor one does not beam down to Starfleet Command armed"
That episode was really a one time deal...Away to pump up mystery and suspense in the early show.
It came to not and won't be revisted.
If anything it may have been another probe by an invading force Like the Kelvans
I wouldn't pay too much attention to fan fiction ideas. It's unfortunate that these ideas can come out of anyone's arse and that they try to fit it into a workable storyline. In some ways, I think that these bug-like aliens are better left a mystery; it's mainly why this episode was so good. Any attempt to give these aliens a backstory would only tarnish the mystery. And yes, Remmick's head exploding is probably what this episode is most famous for. Afterall, it's unusually gruesome for Star Trek.
I liked it, one of the best epis...the mystery surrounding the coded message to Picard, that only Starship Captains have access to, and theres no record of...The meeting with the other starship capts...it was an awesome baseline, they should have revisited that storey in later seasons! (Maby base one of the Trek movies on, with the Founders behind it all...great concept!)
Hfx_Rebel they should have revisited that storey in later seasons! (Maby base one of the Trek movies on, with the Founders behind it all...great concept!)
Youre right i think that would make a great Trek movie.
For A Horror Film!
As far as non-canon info on them goes... in the DS9 Relaunch novels set after the end of the series those parasites come back and try to take over Bajor.
Not canon, but not badly done either...
IIRC, an outline of a Voyager script called "The Sentry" would have dealt with these aliens. Apparently, they originate from the Delta Quadrant. Of course, the idea was abandoned and nothing came of it.
AH here we are a link to when remecks head explodes
and they showed this episode just once ... just for his head going off? cool though, in germany the only episode they actually never showed from all installments, and still refuse to is from TOS, where jimmy and spock end up on this planet that was recreated after nazi-germany ...