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Old April 17 2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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Re: Your Favorite Ridiculous-Looking Alien Species

THE GORN! Godzilla and the Green Goblin, all rolled into one.

Though, I admit, that's a rather fetching ensemble.
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Old April 17 2013, 09:33 PM   #17
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How about an alien that we didn't actually see. Carlos the Medusan.
That would be Ambassador Kollos. Carlos was his Mexican friend.


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Who can forget the Gorn?!
The Gorn lizard suit didn't really look that bad, considering when the show was made. What's silly is that brief spangly tunic. It looks like something Bob Mackie designed for Cher.

(Of course, the tunic was there to hide the zippers and air vent holes in the Gorn costume. Also, the Gorn are intelligent and civilized and wouldn't go around naked.)
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Old April 17 2013, 09:59 PM   #18
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Re: Your Favorite Ridiculous-Looking Alien Species

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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.
Was it ever explained how the 'color coding' system on Romulan uniforms (in TNG, anyway) actually worked? It had absolutely nothing to do with rank or specialty, they just basically threw it out there at random. In-universe, I wonder what it means. Something to do with family or clan affiliation, maybe?
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Old April 18 2013, 05:26 AM   #19
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Was it ever explained how the 'color coding' system on Romulan uniforms (in TNG, anyway) actually worked? It had absolutely nothing to do with rank or specialty, they just basically threw it out there at random. In-universe, I wonder what it means. Something to do with family or clan affiliation, maybe?
Like you said, it was completely arbitrary. So it can mean whatever you want it to mean.

I can't believe no one has mentioned the Kazon yet! Or, as I like to call them, sunburned Klingons with Brillo pad hair.
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Old April 18 2013, 06:32 PM   #20
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The Kazon aren't worth remembering.
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Old April 19 2013, 12:22 AM   #21
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Balok's "disguised" form was so goofy looking, like he was permanently surprised.

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Old April 20 2013, 06:58 PM   #22
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Also, the Gorn are intelligent and civilized and wouldn't go around naked.
The reason they are so mad and antagonistic in the new Trek game: the Vulcans stole their clothes.

Vulcans are jerks.
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Old April 20 2013, 09:42 PM   #23
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Those numerous species that looked just like human actors but for their odd foreheads.
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Old April 20 2013, 09:47 PM   #24
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Totally ridiculous. Is the Xindi-Aquatics. Whales with humanoid faces. WTF?
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Old April 20 2013, 09:52 PM   #25
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My favorite ridiculous-looking species? That would be Humans -The males have trouble making eye contact
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Old April 20 2013, 10:29 PM   #26
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^ Ouch.
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Old April 20 2013, 10:34 PM   #27
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^ Ouch.
And OMG! They are so sensitive too ;-)
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Old April 21 2013, 11:35 AM   #28
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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.
Over on DS9, Fallit Kot from Melora was similarly afflicted.

Don't remember their names, but the race with six nostrils from Warlord were pretty goofy too.
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Old April 21 2013, 01:51 PM   #29
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Balok's "disguised" form was so goofy looking, like he was permanently surprised.

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He caught sight of Uhura before she put on her morning make-up.

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Old April 21 2013, 02:22 PM   #30
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Totally ridiculous. Is the Xindi-Aquatics. Whales with humanoid faces. WTF?
Glad you brought that up, because that's the exact same thing I thought when I first saw the Aquatics. Interesting idea, the "carting around a vast water supply in a spaceship" analogous to how we need to bring air with us in space, but oh so impractical... the added mass, you know, among other problems (like waste, food, etc).
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