[color=blue]To Right, so the galaxy is somewhat Huge (that is just out galaxy, what we know as 'the Milky way') and with Trek, we have all these races, yet they all seem... human![/color] [color=blue] [/color] [color=blue]So, those 'Trek Aliens' that don't look 'Human'[/color]
- [color=blue]Tholions (there nothing like Human form, some sort of Crystal Entity that live on planets (and ships) of which are very, very hot.[/color]
- [color=blue]Species 8472 (not from our 'Dimension' yet they do look somewhat 'Alien')[/color]
- [color=blue]Xindi - (happens to be only the Aquatics), ok, so you may be able to include the Insectiods (and maybe Avians) in this, but the Insectioids are in somewhat human form, and the Avians are dead.[/color]
- [color=blue]Founders (they are alien) just so happens they can take a human form.[/color]
[color=blue]And that’s it, four races that are non-human. And thousands that are, so, if you are to have all these humanoid species (that look somewhat different) surely you would have other species of the above races that were somewhat different.[/color] [color=blue] [/color] [color=blue]For example, Tholion-like races that are the opposite and lived in very cold conditions and were blue instead of orange?[/color] [color=blue] [/color] [color=blue]Anyway, feedback is welcomed (just on ideas as to why this is and whatever else you can think of to say in relation).[/color]
humans (the federation/starfleet) deal with humanoids. it's only logical that the people we meet look somewhat like us (two legs, two arms, a head and a torso). then if you look further, i would think that you agree on the fact that, say, klingons look rather different than humans. and bolians, well.....
we make contact with races we have something in common with and who we can have a relationship with. cross-cutural exchanges between humanoids and insectoids are somthing of a challenge.
That is a much valid point, but the Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians etc etc - they are all some form of Humaniod species, yet they are the ones we see most of. Why can't we see more actual 'aliens' rather than a load of other species with makup and masks? Aquatics & Insectiods, plus Tholion and 8472 are the only real speacies we see what are not of Human form. Surely there would be many many more, yet we don't see them.
You're not making this easy are you :p My point is, if they worked on a bit of everything, more would benifit, think of the humanoid species we have (if they cut down on all them). They could have a few models or computer animation of a specific alien, then change it a few times. They don't always use makup, i believe (can't remember which, either the Aquatics or Insectiods) were computer generated / animated!
You know how much money, time and effort it takes to make a computer animated alien? Make it speek and all that crap that comes with it.. I think they did a pretty good job as it is.
just think on species 8472 (a 100% computer generated species). they're cool as something different and all that, but they don''t really open up for much interaction. as korsakoff said, it would be a royal pain in the ass to animate all interaction.
it also makes more sense that star trek deals with humaniods. trek is about culture and differences within something we can still relate to. if you want sci-fi with strange non-humanoids, you can watch star wars.
ok... Point Made! (by the two of you)... I also do watch Star Wars, i just thought it would be somewhat nice to see a few more 'trek' aliens on the shows. but nevermind.