Tholians - Crystalline creatures with
red eyes who spun an energy web around a Federation starship on the
sci-fi series STAR TREK/NBC/1966-69. Coming to the aid of a fellow
starship, the USS Enterprise crossed over the space borders of the
Tholian Empire. The Tholians, however, considered this mission of
mercy an invasion. While the Enterprise engines were disabled,
diamond-shaped spacecrafts began to surround their ship with deadly
threads of energy. Once their energy web was fully woven, the
starship would be destroyed. Discovering a way out, the Enterprise
slipped through a time space warp to freedom. The Tholians were
featured on the episode No. 64 "The Tholian Web."
The Tholian characters resurfaced on the spinoff series DEEP SPACE
NINE and ENTERPRISE.