Player Race: Yes
Relation to UFP: Not a member. Friendly.
- Most likely not a member of the UFP. No problem with this race as a player race.
Humanoid civilization native to planet Deneb IV. The Bandi, desiring to become a member of the Federation, offered Starfleet the use of a newly constructed starcase called Farpoint Station. It was later learned that Farpoint Station had not been built by the Bandi, but was in fact a shape-shifting spaceborne lifeform. The lifeform had been captured by the Bandi and coerced into assuming the form of the station. Investigation by Enterprise-D personnel uncovered the coercion, and the lifeform was allowed to return to space. (Encounter at Farpoint, part 1 and 2 -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).