"Take a look around you, friend. You're in a Calivon zoo."Lurenek is a captured member of an unknown species currently held as an exhibit by the Calivon within their zoo. By his own recollection, by October, 2419, he had been imprisoned for eight months.
In the original script, Lurenek was unnamed and described simply as a spiny-skinned alien. Lurenek has no identified species. Actor Brett Rickaby cites Steve Buscemi as his inspiration to act as Lurenek.
- According to Rickaby who portrays Lurenek, he envisions that Lurenek has a "seedy" background that gives Lurenek a snide attitude and that he enjoys teasing new additions to the zoo.