In 2154, Thalen assisted Degra in testing the second prototype of the Xindi weapon in the Calindra system. Their work was interrupted when the AndorianwarshipKumari stole the prototype, which was later destroyed by CaptainArcher of the Enterprise. (ENT: "Proving Ground") Shortly thereafter, Thalen was captured along with Degra by Archer and the crew of Enterprise to gain information as to the whereabouts of the superweapon. His voice was duplicated in an attempt to trick Degra into revealing the coordinates of the Azati Prime system. His memory was erased by Phlox so he would not remember the incident, or that Degra had unknowingly revealed the location of the superweapon. (ENT: "Stratagem")
Thalen was played by Josh Drennen in "Proving Ground" and "Stratagem" and by Christopher Goodman in "Azati Prime". It is possible that a primate who appeared in "The Council", who was dismissed by Degra when a Sphere Builder appeared on the bridge, was Thalen as well. However, there was no cast credit for Josh Drennen or Chris Goodman in the episode and there was no indication it was Thalen.