>Its just a human other color and funny shit on their heads
Realistically, there were and are probably a bunch of aliens species that never got to the point where they could survive outside of a very specific niche, yet alone develop self-awareness, technology, etc.
But that would be kind of boring, wouldn't it?
Well yeah star trek was a TV show rather than a film with an already fairly impressive budget, so they had to get new ideas for aliens to keep the variety going between episodes, and on a nonexistent budget in archaic times you'd have a pretty short list of designs going in, not to mention when stretching it out for multiple series
still just a human with funny shit
>Aliens aren't a super intelligent race of machines
>implying sentience will ever be obtained in a species that can't carry tools
Really though I'd like to see some birds or octopus-based beings. Clearly the only absolute necessities for intelligence are graspers and communication features like color-changing skin or vocal cords.
>alien race with no graspers
>still reaches space age
How did these savage assclowns do any sort of serious operation? I can kind of understand it in prime but no way in hell they were educated beings in super
How does a creature like this demand so much respect in the SW Universe?
How did a disgusting fucking slug make that much money in the first place? Brava, Lucas, your pottery knows no bounds.
Let writers and creators make what they like. If you have a problem with the way things are being run, either be creative consultant or make your own shit. Just don't snub others for not "doing it right" if you do get in the biz, that's how you end up on a shitlist.
Mass effect was originally trying to be as stereotypical as they could though. Krogan were supposed to be klingons, asari were supposed to be the "green alien babe" but with blue skin, etc.
>They can make want they want
The thing is, want they want to make is generic, uninspired bullshit. They need to be more creative, not "just enough". Think about it, what would sentient life be like if the cambrian extinction never happened? That's the kind of creativity we need, not "what if people had tentacle hair?"
So they're literally the edgy version of these things? LOL
>Has a nose
>Has distinguishable limbs
Nigga, evolution doesn't work that way. It'd be unlikely as fuck that species evolved on totally different planets would share so many structural features.
>it's just a weird bug
>it's just a obscure bug you didn't know about but exists irl
It's an actual animal that existed before the Cambrain-Ordovician exticncion, look up the filename.
Scientists can't confirm jack shit about aliens since we haven't seen any yet. They could be sentient shades of blue for all we know.
In Star Trek, it's canon that humans, Vulcans, Romulans, Klingons, etc were all planted by an elder race who wanted to see how the same primate species would evolve on different climates. That's why they're able to interbreed.
It makes sense, the human form is pretty useful
For an advanced race, it's probably gonna need fucking digits to actually use or make tools. It's also going to need a form that allows for a large brain
>the male looks like a beast
>the female is a human with animal ears and maaaybe tail
Sir, I don't understand. Who needs a knife in a nuke fight anyway? All you gotta do is push a button.
>>Its just a human other color and funny shit on their heads
That's not actually that far fetched.
Form follows function. Our form is highly efficient for high intelligence because our body allows us to make use of our high intelligence thanks to a decent amount of physical strength, high manual dexterity, and highly energy efficient method of traveling. This allows us to have the relatively energy-hungry brain required for high intelligence.
An animal like the dolphin (or space creature with its shape) can never get more intelligent because higher intelligence would be a disadvantage. It would require a lot more energy on a day to day basis without an advantage since the dolphin doesn't have a body that can make use of that intelligence.
It's more likely an octopus could develop human tier intelligence, because it has a body that could make use of it.
Sure, technology can make up for the shortcomings of the flesh, but that's way further along. If you never have the body to take your ideas and make them reality, you can never get to that technological point of not needing much out of your body.
So it's not that unlikely that an alien species with high intelligence we encounter would be bipedal, have two dexterous manipulators, have stereoscopic vision, have sexual reproduction, etc...
From ME2 and afterwards Bioware
used the ideas they came up with that they were going to use for Echidnas in Sonic Chronicles 2 for the Krogan. Mainly because Sega never contacted them about a sequel and reusing shit was easier than making up new shit. The Krogan are a bunch of Sonic OCs just with the names and looks changed. No better than fucking Penders.
Put your hand on that wall trooper.
It's incorrect to say that we can "confirm" that aliens won't be humanoid.
It's just that in the process of billions of years of evolution, so many unbelievably large amount of variables and random situations occur that the chance of two species on two different planets evolving to look like each other are beyond astronomical.
>Universe filled with multiple Alien species all from different worlds
>Everybody speaks fluent English
Where do you get that idea? By far the second most intelligent species would have to go to one of the great apes or the cetaceans. Both demonstrate advanced tool use and creation, communication, social structures and learning. They might even have a distinct language.
>Human with blindfold
>Human with blue skin
>Human with cybernetics
>Human with green skin
>Human with head spikes
>Human with head tentacles
>Human with head tentacles AND HORNS
>Human with pale skin
>Human with pointed ears
>Human with red skin
Games do it to save resources, because corner cutting is the name of the game.
ME1 had non humanoid aliens - elcor, rachni, hanar. But the elcor and hanar never move. You only see them stationary. It's all about cutting corners and saving shekels.
For some reason the thing that irks me the most is legs with double knees, or however you call them.
Every game with donutsteal races has this regardless of genre and setting.
Great apes can't become more intelligent without going full human.
Cetaceans will never grow more intelligent because they don't have the body to make use of higher intelligence. All a bigger brain does is force them to eat more.
Unless the one that gets a bigger brain happens to encounter humans quickly and we give it the means to make use of its intelligence.
I didn't think about a development like this in my earlier post >>323916289
I guess you could have a creature develop intelligence without having a body that can make use of it if it gets assistance from something that does. Mmh.
>Planets are all single aspect
Why not just make one or two planets as diverse as the Earth is instead of this horse shit?
Yes and that's really good, they're way more relatable
and waifu-ablethat way.
However it's nice if there is a healthy mix of humanoid and alien aliens, I'm perfectly happy with Mass Effect's races.
Just use a basic lube to neutralize the PH down to manageable level and all you'll feel is a nice tingle on your shaft.
If you think anything will stand in the way of humans fucking alien QTs, you are wrong.
>fairly impressive budget
Even by 1977 standards the first Star Wars film had a vaguely modest budget, they had to dig out an old Wolfman mask to fill in the Mos Eisley Cantina, and for each 10 special effects shot, 8 looked terrible for George, but they had to put it in the film because there's little you could do about it, not to mention Fox being greedy jews all around, it's a wonder he got the first 10 million to do the film
>Game has a large selection of unique looking aliens and/or civilized beast/monster races
>Entire Party is Human
>Maybe one of them is a Human with weird shit on their head if you're lucky