History[edit | edit source]
Cambis and his wife Floratta had one son named Galdus Harona, who went on to become a prestigious professor and wrote a paper associating the Malara vaccine with causing Torren's Syndrome in children. Ildis Kitan however, noted multiple flaws in his research and wrote a counter paper thoroughly discrediting Galdus, which effectively ruined his career. Despite Cambis and Floratta's attempts to help him, Galdus was so depressed he eventually committed suicide.
Grief stricken after his son's death, Cambis along with his wife tracked down and met with Ildis Kitan and his family in their private beach house. Cambis deceives the Kitans pretending to simply be another vacationer and stay over at their home for dinner. Before eating Cambis and Floratta proceed to pull out PM-32s revealing their true motivations for finding them and demand Ildis write a retraction to his research against Galdus. Unfortunately for Cambis, Ildis' daughter, Alara Kitan, is able to save her family and kill both Cambis and Floratta in self defense.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Cambis puts on a charming personality as a friendly neighbor to the Kitans, but soon reveals himself as a cunning and merciless man, traits that surfaced after the death of his only son.
He has no qualms of hurting and torturing the innocent to hurt his main target by proxy and takes sadistic pleasure in torturing the Kitans.
Production[edit | edit source]
Billingsley considers Cambis to be a nuanced antagonist of both good and evil, a man who believed himself to be wronged and played with a fantasy of revenge until it drove him to do "evil things, perversely, in the name of love."
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Given the family name of his son, it is probable that at least "Borrin" was a fake name Cambis gave when he introduces himself to the Kitans.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Pascale, Anthony. "Marina Sirtis To Guest Star In ‘The Orville’ In Episode Directed By Star Trek: TNG’s Jonathan Frakes". TrekMovie. July 27, 2018.
- T'Bonz. "TrekBBS Interview with John Billingsley Part II". TrekBBS. Jan. 29, 2019.