Thread: Energy beings
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Old August 20 2013, 09:50 PM   #7
Re: Energy beings

The lack of exotic alien body shapes in TOS and other Trek really is a failing of sorts (although it's covered in in-universe terms as being deliberate engineering by a powerful ancient culture). Yet energy beings in Trek or even TOS aren't similarly limited to a single shape, size, color or other appearance parameter. Some are clouds of smoke; others are more colorful and glittering clouds that don't resemble smoke much; yet others are pinpoints of light, or cartwheels of it, or blobs of it, and either can or cannot (will not?) assume the shape of a human body or face... And never mind their differing Achilles heels! Much more variety there than with solid physical aliens...

Timo Saloniemi
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