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  •  Actually Star Trek had MANY aliens that did NOT (14+ / 0-)

    look humanoid. The rock like Horta from the TOS episode The Devil in the Dark. The creatures from the TOS episode The Savage Curtain. The "Prophets" in DS9. Species 8472 in Voyager. The space jellyfish creature in the TNG pilot Encounter at Farpoint. The large whale like space creatures in TNG episodes Tin Man and Galaxy's Child. Those are just to name a few. Of course some of these aliens disguised themselves to LOOK like us (as did many others not mentioned here) so they could interact with us (The Organians from TOS' Errand of Mercy & the Q Continuum from TNG, DS9, and Voyager).

    I agree that the reason why producers depicted aliens that look like us was for budget reasons and "empathy" (for lack of a better word). The "Star Trek" reason is because our galaxy (and most of the action in ST takes place in the Milky Way Galaxy) was seeded by an ancient humanoid race called "the Preservers" IIRC (see TNG episode The Chase).

    Just saying, since I'm a huge Star Trek fan.

    Other than that, I really like this diary & its ensuing discussion. Interesting stuff,

    A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

    by METAL TREK on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 07:10:43 AM PDT

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