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Nagilum expresses some surprise that the Enterprise-D members are shocked to see him in a “humanoid” form (“Where Silence Has Lease”). After all, it’s gone to such trouble to look like them!

Is there anything anywhere which mentions Nagilum’s “true” form?

  • According to the Memory Alpha... He has no true form. – Mithical Dec 23 '15 at 4:20
  • Don't you mean "it?" :) – Ham Sandwich Dec 26 '15 at 16:43
  • It says "he" in the question... – Mithical Dec 26 '15 at 16:57
  • I'm going to change it. I think "it" is more appropriate for belngs like Nagilum, the Edo god, The Guardian of Forever, etc. – Ham Sandwich Dec 26 '15 at 17:45
  • @Mithrandir - I'm struggling to see what Memory Alpha have based that assertion on. – Valorum Dec 26 '15 at 19:03
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We don't know. It's described as an...

"....extra-dimensional lifeform"

...by the Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd Edition) and

"A powerful being, extra-dimensional in nature and manifested in space by a large hole of complete blackness"

by the StarTrek.com website.


That's pretty much all we've got to go on. That being said, (and given that it has no understanding of the concept of a "limited existence" until it encounters the Enterprise) I think we can be reasonably sure that it doesn't have any sort of three-dimensional physical form, at least not one that we would understand.

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