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The Magog are an alien race in the television series Andromeda Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda was a science fiction television series, created by Gene Roddenberry, but produced posthumously. ...


The Species

The origins of the Magog are unknown. It is unknown if they started out from nature or an engineered species. They eat any sentient beings, and reproduce by laying their eggs in another living being. Their 'God' is known as Enigma, who also may be their creator. They are superior predators: Their bodies are built for hunting and paralyzing their prey. In Season 4, Harper builds a time machine that brings evolved Magog from the future, including the great grandson of Rev Bem An autoluminograph from 1986 of a glowing transgenic tobacco plant bearing the luciferase gene of the firefly, illustrating the possibilities of genetic engineering. ... Sentience is the capacity for basic consciousness -- the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness. ... Seamus Harper is a fictional character in the television series Gene Roddenberrys Andromeda. ... Rev Bem is a fictional character in the television series Andromeda and he is a Magog. ...

  • They are about 6 feet tall and covered in fur
  • They are violent and aggressive
  • They have heightened eye sight and sense of smell.
  • They have immense strength
  • They can spray a blinding toxin from their mouths.
  • They have claws on their hands

Feeding cycle

To eat they must kill. They can't eat something that is already dead, it has to be killed by them, a drive that seems to be contained in their genes. They can eat anything, but prefer sentient life, and are not above cannibalism of their own species. Cannibalism in Brazil in 1557 as described by Hans Staden. ...


Eating habits are closely related to their reproductive cycle. During a hunt the Magog spare a few victims to incubate their offspring. Their larvae would grow in host bodies, eating their way out at maturity. During the process, the larve absorbs some of the host's DNA so results of this birth vary, much like Xenomorphs of the Alien movie series. They reproduce quickly and Magog population quickly reaches the trillions. The Xenomorph is a deadly fictional monster from the Alien universe, designed by the Swiss painter H. R. Giger. ... Alien (1979), a science-fiction/horror film, directed by Ridley Scott, kicked off a long succession of sequel films and related works set in the fictional world it depicts. ...


The Magog are a savage race interested only in eating and reproducing, but have been able to be a spacefaring race. It is unknown where their technology came from. They could have stolen what they needed from a local race to expand. Even if they did steal their technology, they are intelligent enough to learn how to operate it effectively. Currently they use gauss guns for personal weapons and possess powerful spacecraft. A coilgun (also known as Gauss gun, Gauss cannon or Gauss rifle) is a type of cannon that uses a series of electromagnets to accelerate a magnetic shell to very high velocities. ... A spacecraft is designed to leave Earths atmosphere and operate beyond the surface of the Earth in outer space. ...

Magog Swarm Ships

These are their fighter craft/carrier versions. They carry an undetermined number of Magog. They tend to attach to a ship, cut through their hull and swarm the vessel. They then proceed to kill and eat the crew of the vessel. The carrier vessels are armed with PSP (point singularity projectors) that fire mini-black holes, although the method for "firing" even a small black hole is unknown. This is a very efficient way of destroying a target. Singularity has several different meanings: mathematical singularity - a point where a mathematical function goes to infinity or is in certain other ways ill-behaved. ... A black hole is a concentration of mass great enough that the force of gravity prevents anything past its event horizon from escaping it except through quantum tunnelling behaviour (known as Hawking Radiation). ...

Magog World ship

It is a superstructure made of planets surrounding an artificial sun. It is the size of a small solar system. It is armed with point singularity weapons, carries an unknown but massive number of smaller vessels, and is home to trillions of Magog. In the beginning of Season 4, it was discovered the ship was built by an immortal cyborg named Kroton at the behest of the Enigma. At the end Season 4, it was thought to be destroyed, but it was later revealed that it was merely crippled in Season 5. Seven of Nine, a Borg in Star Trek: Voyager The term cyborg, a portmanteau of cybernetic organism, is used to designate an organism which is a mixture of organic and mechanical (synthetic) parts. ...


Their leader or god is Enigma, also called the Spirit of the Abyss. He appears to be a powerful but not omnipotent energy being. His powers are not clearly known. He has been shown to be able to take over people's bodies, and fire energy beams. It is possible that he is the creator of the Magog.

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