|Intelligent Lifeform Index|
|Four Letter Code||IOTN|
|Planet of Origin||Sigma Iotia II|
|Encountered||TOS: A Piece of the Action|
|Current Tech Level||N|
|List of Named Iotians|
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A humanoid race almost indistinguishable from Terrans, the Iotian homeworld is Sigma Iotia II. They are very intelligent and have a habit of imitating anything they see from outsiders. This has caused a unique Iotian society. Originally it was based on Terran 1930's Chicago after a textbook on the period ("Chicago Mobs of the Twenties")was left during an early Federation exploration mission. A hundred years later another expedition caused a quantum leap ahead in technology and culture as the Iotian people mimicked the Federation Starfleet circa 2268, when Dr. McCoy of the USS Enterprise left his communicator behind accidentally. The Iotians have maintained this highly unique culture to this day and have become Federation members. The living museums of both time periods are leading tourist attractions.