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Morn, a Lurian male

The Lurians were an alien species from the planet Luria and were rarely seen outside of the Ionite Nebula region. (DS9: "The Way of the Warrior")

The Lurian government was controlled by the Royal Family of Luria. (DS9: "Who Mourns for Morn?")

Physiology and culture Edit

Lurians were known to have multiple hearts, (DS9: "Through the Looking Glass") four lungs at the minimum, (DS9: "The Sound of Her Voice") and two stomachs. As a result, they were not only more resistant to damage than most species, but were also able to withstand poisons and other toxins much better. They were able to store liquids in their second stomach for many years if necessary.

The average Lurian was approximately the same height as the average Human (perhaps a few centimeters taller), but had a much broader and heavier body. Lurians were grayish- or tan-skinned beings descended from mammals. Their most noteworthy feature was their narrow, elongated heads. They had wide mouths, puggish noses, and small, deep-set eyes.

Morn (pictured) was the only Lurian ever seen on screen, but it was stated that most Lurians actually did have hair; Morn had just gone bald.
It remains unknown whether a large quantity of children is common for Lurians, or if it is just a coincidence that Morn had 17 siblings.

At least some Lurians prefer to sleep in a 'hot tub' of mud. (DS9: "Who Mourns for Morn?")

It was a Lurian custom to bring gifts of food and drink for the deceased, so they would have something to sustain them in the afterlife. (DS9: "Who Mourns for Morn?")

The species name "Lurian" was thought up by Mark Gehred-O'Connell, the writer of "Who Mourns for Morn?", in which the name made its canon debut. Though a freelance writer, he was allowed to not only name the species but also devise the detail about Lurians having two stomachs. Gehred-O'Connell wasn't entirely certain how that concept came about. However, he admitted it made sense for him to conceive of the idea, since he lived in Wisconsin, a state with a large quantity of cows, which likewise have an elaborate digestive system. The exact location of the Lurian's second stomach wasn't decided, though Supervising Sound Editor Mace Matiosian had to consider this part of Lurian anatomy upon creating the sound of a Lurian regurgitating latinum from it. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, pp. 524 & 526)
Morn's prosthetic head was sculpted by Vincent Niebla, [1] who won an Emmy for his work at only twenty-one years of age. [2] According to Michael Westmore, the mouth part of the Lurian headpiece was designed so as to allow the actor playing him to speak, should the need arise. However, no Lurian ever spoke a single word on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (Michael Westmore's Aliens: Season Four, DS9 Season 4 DVD, Special Features)

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