The 'Jastaal are a humanoid species who originate from the Jastaal system. While relatively average government wise, their military forces are corrupt. Their faces have a series of ridges on their cheek bone. Jastaal physiology is immune to the affects of neutronic radiation, and they were never in danger when they entered the storm. They only went aboard Enterprise to hide from the military. The Jastaal digestive system is different from that of Humans, and would have a difficult time digesting Human food. For this reason, they often bring along their own cookware and supplies. Several military prisoners were brought to Earth and the humans on EArth learned to prepare Jastaal food.