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Old April 17 2013, 03:20 AM   #1
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Your Favorite Ridiculous-Looking Alien Species

There's no getting around it. Star Trek has had some pretty silly-looking aliens. Sometimes the makeup artists were trying to be creative and original. Other times, well... it's kind of obvious they just slapped something together on the fly. Either way, the result is usually hilarious. So what are some of your favorites? Feel free to post pictures, too.

I'll go first: the Antedeans.

.......What a handsome race.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:47 AM   #2
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How about the little gold-skinned guys from "Journey to Babel"?
When it comes to ridiculous-looking clothing. I'd give it to the Elassians. Their women are hot and sexily dressed, while the men wear plastic placemats for clothes.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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My favorite ridiculous-looking species? That would be Vulcans.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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The Horta came across as very low budget in some shots in particular, very much like a man under a rug. But I absolutely love the Horta, and that episode.
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Old April 17 2013, 09:03 AM   #5
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Can't remember the species name, but the tip of their nose is physically connected to their chin.

How were they supposed to eat?

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Old April 17 2013, 09:45 AM   #6
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Morn. Originally built as a background extra, but became so popular an episode was created for him.
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Old April 17 2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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Re: Your Favorite Ridiculous-Looking Alien Species

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The Horta came across as very low budget in some shots in particular, very much like a man under a rug. But I absolutely love the Horta, and that episode.
The other rock creature, Yarnek of Excalbia, was a bit on the ridiculous side with his castinet claws. But I might have bought into it if he had been part of a better episode.
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Old April 17 2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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Can't remember the species name, but the tip of their nose is physically connected to their chin.

How were they supposed to eat?

Beat me to it. This was obviously a "looks cool" design and not a "what might an alien look like" design.
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Old April 17 2013, 06:12 PM   #9
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My favorite ridiculous-looking species? That would be Vulcans.
Actually, in that vein, I think I'd give that trophy to the nuRomulans (from the "spinoffs" era, not the "Abramsverse" Romulans) instead. They're very similar to Vulcans, but those cow-catcher foreheads elevate the giggle factor considerably.
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Old April 17 2013, 06:17 PM   #10
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My favorite ridiculous-looking species? That would be Vulcans.
Actually, in that vein, I think I'd give that trophy to the nuRomulans (from the "spinoffs" era, not the "Abramsverse" Romulans) instead. They're very similar to Vulcans, but those cow-catcher foreheads elevate the giggle factor considerably.
True. The Romulans all had Beatles haircuts, latex foreheads, elvish ears and Krystle Carrington shoulder pads: a hilarious combination to say the least.
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Old April 17 2013, 07:02 PM   #11
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Edo. Maybe not alien-looking at all, but the fact that they're all blond, buff, and running around in discoslut wear was always hilarious for me. Even the supposed police were dressed ridiculously.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:26 PM   #12
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How about an alien that we didn't actually see. Carlos the Medusan. Which was basically a big black lunchbox with blinking Christmas lights inside.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:39 PM   #13
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Re: Your Favorite Ridiculous-Looking Alien Species

There was one species on all Trek series that I always thought looked laughable - in TOS and ENT it was practically all you ever saw, but there were lots of them in the other series also. I can't think of the name right now but I remember there being a running joke about how the Ferengi said their name.

I mean, there were no forehead ridges, no wrinkles to speak of, no antennae, no spots, the ears were very bland and boring, no nose ridges, only one mouth, very bland skin tones (although there were a few variations here, but each person only had a single tone, no color-mixing to speak of), only a few eye colors, nothing glowy - not to mention their hairstyles, very dull - and some of them didn't even have any hair at all! It's like the makeup department didn't even care. They didn't even give them much in the way of jewelry to wear, and whenever you saw one in civilian clothes they were almost always ridiculous-looking.
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Old April 17 2013, 08:47 PM   #14
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Can't remember the species name, but the tip of their nose is physically connected to their chin.

How were they supposed to eat?

You mean this fool?

The Tak Tak, from VOY's "Macrocosm". Frankly, there wasn't anything about them that wasn't ridiculous.

Also, I just have to mention Armus, from TNG's "Skin of Evil". His personality was certainly menacing, but honestly? He just looked like an oily trash bag. Picard's face pretty much sums it up:

"What the hell is this?"
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Old April 17 2013, 08:48 PM   #15
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Who can forget the Gorn?!
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