Distortion Ring Being
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Relation to UFP: None.
- Only added here because it was sentient.
A noncorporeal lifeform that was a sentient spatial phenomenon capable of literally changing the shape of space. In 2372, the U.S.S. Voyager encountered a distortion ring being in the Delta Quadrant. In an attempt at communication, the anomaly immobilized the ship, disrupted communications and computer control, and caused the ship's physical arrangement to change. Only after the distortion wave had passed did the Voyager crew realize that the phenomenon was a sentient, intelligent being. During its encounter with Voyager, the distortion ring being deposited some twenty million gigaquads of information into the starship's computer memory banks (Twisted -VGR).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition)