There were a few new races in Star Trek Beyond that were not in the other two movies.

I'm mainly thinking of Jaylah, Manas and Kalara's races, as they're featured most prominently in the film.

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Jaylah, a species with white skin and hair, and black facial markings that may or may not be tattoos

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Manas, a species with grey, bony looking skin and many ridges on the head and face

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Kalara, a species with pink skin and prominent, concentric ridges radiating backwards from the forehead and temple and back around the head down to the neck

Were any of those three races seen in other Star Trek shows or movies? What races are they, and which media were they in?

In Star Trek the Romulans were a known species. In Into Darkness, Khan and the Klingons were also well-known. However, these three species weren't familiar to me (a casual Star Trek fan).

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    Just a comment, which I'll try to make not too spoilery for others: Manas and Kalara arrived on the planet in the same way as Krall (hint --- Krall mentions "three survivors"), and so their lives have been extended by the alien technology in the same way as his, a byproduct of which is a severe alteration of their appearance. Like Krall, they're presumably familiar Alpha Quadrant races, but unlike Krall, we don't see them in their near-to-normal state (although the video footage that Uhura watches might show Manas and Kalara in their original states --- I'll have to watch the film again).
    – Praxis
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 2:36
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    yeah manas was with krall from what i remeber
    – Himarm
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 2:40
  • @Praxis scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/135289/…
    – user31178
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 3:04
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    I would not be surprised if Jaylah was Romulan or Reman.
    – Durakken
    Commented Jul 24, 2016 at 9:33
  • If you include skew universes (non-parallel, non-intersecting), Jaylah is a Goliath. forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Goliath
    – Foo Bar
    Commented Aug 7, 2021 at 23:25

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In short, yes and no.

Manas and Kalara

These two individuals are in fact the same species, and one that is seen extensively in the Trek franchise

Both are humans, former members of the USS Franklin's crew. Manas is a Starfleet officer called Anderson Le and Kalara is a Starfleet officer called Jessica Wolff. Both have undergone extensive mutation as a result of the device which Krall found on the planet and has been using to prolong their lives. No specific indication is given of their rank, but both are seen in the snippet of film in which Uhura identifies Krall/Captain Edison along with their personnel record (from which we derive their names).


Jaylah's species name has not yet been revealed. It has, however been confirmed that her character and iconic makeup (and by implication, her species) were invented specifically for the film and hasn't been seen elsewhere in the franchise.

"I was attracted to this character, because she's an alien, and she's a completely original character in the Star Trek universe, so I don't have to compare myself with anyone who came before me. I am Jaylah,"

Memory Alpha: Jaylah


"I think Jaylah is my favorite new character. She is this unbelievably spirited, sweet, funny, and tough as hell character that becomes a very important ally to the crew, and Sofia did an incredible job of bringing her to life."

"I think the white and black lines of her make-up, combined with the ribbing on her hair gives her a completely unforgettable look."

Memory Alpha: Jaylah

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    What about Ensign Syl and her facehugger head? Has that species been seen anywhere other than this movie and my nightmares?
    – jwodder
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 2:27
  • @jwodder - Nope. Also completely new.
    – Valorum
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 6:52
  • It kind of looked like some crustacean or arachnid was binded to her head. It was kind of creepy and freaked me out a bit. Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 16:19

Manas and the other two crew are originally human. The same human crew of the old Star Fleet ship (Jaylah calls it her house, for those confused). The life prolonging technology (Found on the planet that had been abandoned by its native species long before the first humans arrived) has had physiological effects on the users, change of appearance and physical ability.

Jaylah, among others are species that have not shown up in previous Star Trek media to my knowledge...


Maybe an updated version of Quark?


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    Are you saying that Kalara is some variant of Ferengi?
    – Adamant
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 5:33
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    I see no Ferengi here. Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 18:00
  • Yes. Ferengi have darker skin, larger ears, sharp teeth, and certainly aren't soft like the villain Kalara, in terms of the way they act. Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 16:20

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