The Zoq, Fot and Pik are 3 separate races which evolved on a jungle like world. Zoq-Fot-Pik look like little green plants, blue springy things, and mute one eyed creatures, though usually even they can't say which is which. Having once been threatened by the carnivore Zebrankys they formed an alliance and destroyed them.
This alliance led to very big technological advances which eventually formed the current Zoq-Fot-Pik race. They spend much time together and usually argue about many things, including Frungy, which is a sport some Zoq-Fot-Pik are obsessed about.
Their fighter-ship is called Stinger and is known for its deadly tongue attack.
The Zoq-Fot-Pik first entered the galactic fray when they found their colony worlds were playing host to terrible space battles. These battles unleashed titanic forces as the two sides fought, and when they missed the small Zoq-Fot-Pik colonies suffered.
Having heard from "the great crystal ones", seemingly a reference to the Chenjesu of several races who often helped each other, the Alliance of Free Stars, they set about making contact. They were not successful until years later when The Captain met with them at Rigel.