They're Calivon. They think any technologically inferior species is theirs to do with as they please.Lurenek[1]
The Calivon were a highly intelligent species from the Calivon system. They viewed all technologically less-developed species as inherently inferior and no different than primitive animals. Consequently, Calivon frequently regarded other species as mere amusements and kept specimens in their zoos.


The Calivon were one of the most technologically advanced species in charted space, and viewed those around them as physically and mentally inferior. Because of that, other species found the Calivon to be condescending and a-moral. However, the Calivon did treat other advanced species such as Kaylon as moral equals.

Calivon technology was well beyond capabilities of the Planetary Union of the early 25th century. The species used teleportation, which the Union could not, and holographic generation, which the Union adapted in early October 2419. Calivon computers could scan ships' entire databases in mere seconds and manufacture fictitious holographic displays. For example, after a Calivon buoy scanned the USS Orville's library and generated a holographic version of Captain Ed Mercer's father, Ed remarked: "[The buoy's computer] even knew to make my dad talk about his colon. That's an advanced technology."[2]

The Planetary Union forbade contact with the Calivon or entry into Calivon space. As Admiral Tucker explained:

The Calivon are a very technologically advanced race. And they view any species at a lesser technological level as inferior. In the way a sentient being might view an animal. We do not want to engage them in any way.[2]


The Calivon were humanoid in appearance and small in stature, with bright red skin and yellow eyes. Their ears were long and pointed while their crania were larger relative to their bodies than most other humanoid species.

Alternate timelineEdit

In an alternate timeline in which the Kaylon won the Battle of Earth, they had made no known engagement against the Calivon despite proceeding to wipe out half the known galaxy in less than nine months. The word was that the Kaylon were reserved in regards to the Calivon since they would come close to an even match.[3]

Production Edit

Calivon Zoo sketch

A concept sketch of the Calivon Zoo Administrator by the show's wardrobe designer Joseph Porro and illustrator Luca Nemolato.

The Calivon were one of the most quickly designed alien species of the show, taking Howard Berger, make-up department head for Season 1, only two drafts before finding the desired look.[4]

Trivia Edit

  • Only a single Calivon name is known, Nidal, which is said by a mother to her child while watching a Human exhibit at a Calivon Zoo.
  • The Calivon system was guarded by patrol ships.

See also Edit


Calivon multiple

References Edit

  1. Command Performance
  2. 2.0 2.1 Episode 1x02: Command Performance
  3. Episode 2x14: The Road Not Taken
  4. "PLANETARY UNION NETWORK: EPISODE 20". Planetary Union Network. June 17, 2018.
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