Arcturus was a diplomat and a delegate of the Galactic Federation, sent to Peladon to evaluate whether the Peladonians merited inclusion in the Federation. He looked a little like Ambassador Kosh in Babylon 5 would have done if his casing were a suped-up jukebox.

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Primitive aliens with no concept of technology or judicial proceedings want to join a galactic federation in this allegory of Britain’s entry into the EEC