Warp capable: Yes
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: Unknown
Federation Status: Existed before the federation was founded
First Encountered: by the Enterprise D, TNG: “The Chase”
The beings known as the ancient humanoids were presumably the first humanoid species to evolve in the Milky Way galaxy, some four and a half billion years before the common era. Their true name lost since time immemorial, they have also come to be known as the Ancient Progenitors, and the Galenites, a name derived from the man whose work led to their discovery, Dr. Richard Galen.
they seeded the primeval seas of young planets, with DNA molecules “programmed” to direct evolution of life on these planets towards the emergence of organisms similar to those in the ancient humanoids’ homeworld; including of course, a sapient humanoid race.
Known planets seeded by the ancient humanoids include Earth, Indri VIII, Loren III, Ruah IV and Vilmor II, among others.
Other species to arise from this seeding program include the Cardassians, Klingon and Vulcans.
Encoded within certain DNA fragments were parts of a holographic message, meant for the ancient humanoids’ progeny. The message was discovered by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise, along with representatives of the Klingon, Cardassian and Romulan races.
Watch the message below: