I suggest renaming this page to "Denevan neural parasite". That seems to be the convention for naming these creatures. Alex Peckover 08:39, Aug 31, 2004 (CEST)
- The problem is they aren't Denevan. Deneva was only the last stop in a pretty sizable array of planets infected over a long space of time. Same with the TNG neural parasites, we know neither monster's origin -- Captain Mike K. Bartel 15:37, 31 Aug 2004 (CEST)
- Whatever the case this name is not suitable as long as the TOS qualifier (re: pov) is on it, perhaps Neural parasite (23rd century) would be better? --Alan del Beccio 07:06, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
The Parasite is from a single cell organism, that is part of a larger organism. That is to long for a name, but I feel like the best name is somewhere in there. --TOSrules 07:20, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
As part of a modest rewrite I've had to remove a few statements. -- Capricorn 18:43, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
- (about their resemblece to brain cells): It would be more correct to say that the parasites resembled the body, or soma, of a neuron, since a complete neuron has branch-like structures called axons and dendrites; the parasites lacked these
- nitpick. also, Spock might have been referring to Vulcan brain cells.
- (about their flight capability): perhaps by telekinesis