The Gideon are a non-humanoid species from the planet Gideon. The Gideons are a blue skinned aliens that look like the combination of a turtle and a monkey. They have black shells, four green eyes and furry heads. The gideons homeworld was plagued with overpopulation, and a medical service that didn't treat the people it needed to. So, they opened immigration relations with Earth, transporting several of their civilians to Earth. Their population of Gideon was severely reduced when one gideon came back with the Flu.