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Old October 20 2013, 02:16 AM   #31
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Re: New Aliens for a New Trek?

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Old October 20 2013, 12:08 PM   #32
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Re: New Aliens for a New Trek?

The layout they had with the bridge set on TNG I thought would have been perfect for some unusual crew members. Where Worf often stood at his security/weapons station, you couldn't see them from the waist down, they wouldn't have to be seen walking around.

So if you had a character with four arms, the people operating the second set of arms on the actor could be below the level of the console and the camera wouldn't see them. The character would be behind Picard (or whoever) with four hands moving across the face of the console.

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Old October 21 2013, 07:10 AM   #33
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Re: New Aliens for a New Trek?

Thinking possible alien races, my mind went to the RPG Vampire: The Masquerade with its Clans, each an archetype--with surprising parallels to some species in Star Trek. For example, the supremely organized and ruthless Tremere remind me very much of the Cardassians. Likewise the honor-bound Brujah are somewhat Klingon-esque, the uber-practical and ambitious Ventrue echo the Romulans. Shape-shifting Tzimiscze who see themselves as higher being than everyone else, crafting whole new species for their own ends--sound rather like the Founders?

Looking to those very archetypes, one can use the same archetypes to design some other alien race. The Toreador, for example, embody the idea of life-as-art, who literally look upon artistic achievement the way Ferengi see profit (even though of course many of them have no real talent at all). Likewise the Malkavians have let go of linear thinking, becoming in the process oracles of strange power (they think nowhere near anyplace that has ever heard of a box).

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