mercredi 19 mars 2014

JOVIANS

Planet of Origin: Jupiter
The Jovians are a sentient species that built several advanced arrogant civilisations on their planet which, given the size of the planet, have not all made contact with one another. Although  their technical science is on pair with that of Humanity, their knowledge of astronomy is lcose to nil, as they know about the existence of the sun and the four Galilean moons of Jupiter, but are ignorant over all other celestial bodies.
They are built around radial symmetry with  tentacles and sensory organs allowing them to detect mass. Substances of low specific mass are transparent to them, allowing to see through the dense Jovian atmosphere as well as Humans see through Earth air. Oxygen is lethal to them, and they may drown if submerged in ammonia, which is known to form lakes in the vast islands where they built their cities. 
For 25 years they had radio contact with Human settlers on Ganymede, but immediately cut contact when they realized  they were dealing with non-Jovians, feeling sudden repulsion and xenophobia. Robots were later sent down to the planet in hopes of restoring contact.
Source: Isaac Asimov, Not Final! (1941), Victory Unintentional (1942) 

vendredi 14 mars 2014

VENUSIANS / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD / ALIEN


"There's only one on Earth. They're nine altogether. The other eight are still on Venus. They're the sole survivors of a race that was born too soon. It developed in the eruptions and the boiling gases of Venus, a planet that won't catch up to Earth in perhaps a million years in climate."
―Dr. Tom Anderson
It remains unclear if the so-called venusians are indeed coming from the planet Venus as the only source we have on the subject is Dr Tom Anderson who was lied to abondantly by the creature. As of the mid 20th century they are practically extinct, with only nine remaining individuals, one of which, after having established radio contact with Anderson,convinced him of its benevolent intentions,  hijacked an Earth satellite to land on the planet in an attempt to conquer it with the scientist's help. Anderson believed that the alien, with its mind control abilities  would make humans emotionless, and therefore free them from war and misery. 
The creatures are ruthless and highly intelligent and have developed an advanced civilisation which is now extinct. They are the shape of a cone separated in eight soft ridges going from their top to their bottom, and at the base of which stick out six short frills or tendrils per ridge which likely aid in locomotion. On each side of their body come out two arms with crab-like pincer hands come out. They have a caricatural face on its front with a large mouth filled with sharp pointy teeth, the canines being tusk-like, deep set eyes and a embryonary nose. At the top of their body protrude a pair of short horns or antennae with which they can communicate with the small, manta-ray like flying probe creatures they can release from the base of their bodies. These flying organisms seek targets and bite them on the neck, releasing a small spike that allows the Venusian to control the victims' nervous centers from distance. Apart from their mind control abilities, the Venusians also have the ability to neutralise most types of technological devices within a large area around them.
Source:  It Conquered the World (1956) by Roger Corman

mardi 11 mars 2014

MARTIANS / IT THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE


Planet of origin: Mars
This martian creature is a savage and possibly non-sentient humanoid reptilian species which nurrishes itself with the fluids of other creatures, preferably animal, sucking them dry. Standing two meters tall,  It has large three fingers hands and a large mouth with big pointy teeth. To survive the martian environment, it has developed a remarkable strenght and endurance, its thick scaly skin protecting it from most kinetic harm.
Contact was made with one of these creature in 1973 when a first manned mission to the red planet was decimated with only one survivor who was resued by another expedition aboard which ship a creature was able to stow away, killing part of the crew before they managed to throw it out the airlock.
Source: It! The Terror from Beyond Space is an independently made 1958 black and white science fiction film directed by Edward L. Cahn and written by Jerome Bixby.

lundi 10 mars 2014

SAUCER MEN / MONSTERS / LITTLE GREEN MEN / HELL CREATURES


The saucer men are a green skinned humanoid species which developed a space faring civilisation. With have shorter limbs than humans but heads about four times the size of that of a human for, they stand at a height of about four feet. They have pointy ears huge bulgeous eyes about size of a fist and heavy lipped wide mouth with sharp pointy teeth. Huge veins are apparent through their skin. 
They are very light sensitive as sudde exposure to bright violent lights can not only blind them but cause them extreme pain as blood rushes toward their eyes which, brought to extreme levels can cause their death due to hemorragical explosions.
Their hands have four long fingers equipped with retractable needle-like hollow claws which can inject hugh doses of pure alcohol, enough to kill subjects as large as cattle and have an additionnal eye on their backs. As these hands are also detachable and able to move around and make rational decisions even after their owner's death, it remains unknown if the aliens are able to transfer at least part of their consciousness in them as some sort of lifeboat or even if the hands are distinct entities which operates in symbiosis with their user.
The Saucer Men are known to have briefly visited Earth's eastern coast of northern America, near Hicksburg, during a June night of 1957 but their visit ended up in disaster with the death of the whole party.
Source: Invasion of the Saucer Men (also known as Invasion of the Hell Creatures, working title - Spacemen Saturday Night) is a 1957 sci-fi comedy filmby Edward Cahn, written by Paul W. Fairman (original story), Robert J. Gurney Jr. and Al Martin

The needle-like claws of the alien extended.

 
The severed hand moving on its own.

 The alien's spaceship 

 


 

dimanche 9 mars 2014

PLAN 9 ALIENS / GRAVE ROBBERS FROM OUTER SPACE


Planet of Origin: Unknown
The plan 9 aliens are a humanoid species, looking almost undiscernable from normal humans, who have developed an advanced spacefaring civilisation, generally peaceful but ready to eradicate species which the predict might become a threat before they do. They travel through space using saucer-shaped ships equipped with heavy force field and operate from a network of at least 7 space stations.
They are known to have visited Earth in 1959 to study mankind and make contact with the planet's leaders. Their attempt was met with fear: as soon as their flying saucers were sighted in the sky over the united states of America, mainly Washington and California, they were greeted by heavy fire from the army. 
To force mankind to better dispositions, they decided to use Plan 9, which consist of using a technology allowing the resurrection of the recently dead by stimulating their pituitary and pineal gland with remote controlled electrodes and using them to create an army of zombies. 
After interviewing some humans, the judged the species dangerous as their development was putting them on a track to develop solarbonite, a substance capable of  "exploding sunlight molecules" (photons?) which they would be too immature to have at their disposition: "It is capable of exploding the particles that make up sunlight itself.  If contained in a weapon, it can set off a chain reaction that explodes sunlight,  along with anything the exploding sunlight touches, that will eventually destroy the universe, possibly at the speed of light itself."
The aliens ruled that mankind should be destroyed to prevent this from happening. Luckily, the humans they got in contact with managed to thwart their effort and the alien ship exploded while leaving the planet.
Source: Plan 9 from Outer Space, by  Ed Wood Jr.

Alien space station 7

Alien saucer over California.

samedi 8 mars 2014

ROBOT MONSTER / RO-MAN / RO-MEN


Planet of origin: Ro-world
Ro-men are humanoids who developed an advanced spacefaring totalitaristic civilisation which, despite claiming to be coldly logical, often exhibits brutish and flawed behaviors.
Because of their name, the Ro-men are believed to be at least partly cybernetic, but this remains undocumented. Physically, they appear like 2 meters tall humanoid with a body ressembling that of a fully bipedal gorilla with a spacesuit helmet. It is unlnown if their furry body is their natural one, part of a suit or whatever else and if what looks like an helmet is actually one.
Under the management of a Ro-Men designed as the Great Guidance, they are known to send agents by teleporters to planets they wish to conquer to perform the extermination of the dominant species. Such an attempt is thought to have been tried in the 1950ies on Earth but somehow failed, maybe due to the premonitory dream of a human boy who foresaw the whole invasion as it might have occured.
They possess incredible technologies (shown on the pictures next to the alien) such as:
  • Interstellar range teleporters they use for instantaneous travel to other worlds
  • Interstellar comunications devices, they use to communicate with agents on other worlds, 
  • The calcinator ray , a discriminative weapon able to eradicate a given type of lifeform on a planetary scale,
  • The Cosmic Q-Waves, a timescooping device able to bring creatures from the distant past in the present (such as dinosaurs)
  • The Cyclotronic vibratior does cyclotronic vibrations which can supposedly smash a planet out of the universe but which can also create violent earthquakes on a global scale.
Source: Robot Monster, by Wyott Ordung and Phil Tucker

vendredi 7 mars 2014

LAMBERJ

A non-corporeal energy-based species which has developed a space faring civilisation and is most likely energy-based like the Mizzaretts with whoe they  have a commercial rivality with the Lamberj species.
Source: Isaac Asimov, Buy Jupiter!

jeudi 6 mars 2014

MIZZARETTS

A non-corporeal energy-based species which inhabits inhabit the coronal haloes of O-spectra
stars and has developed a space faring civilisation, travelling the cosmos in field-enclosure ships. When encountering corporeal species, they usually use encounter suits aka Simulacrons which are tailored to look like a divine or idealised version of the species they interact with. When meeting humans, they look like golden greek gods, but act very mundanely.
Mizzarett have a commercial rivality with the Lamberj species. They are known to have colonies on Kimmonoshek.
Source: Isaac Asimov, Buy Jupiter!

NEPTUNIANS



Planet of Origin: Neptune
Neptunians are a green skinned reptilian humanoid species supposedly native to the planet Neptune or one of its moons.They are amphibious with four fingers palmed hands and feet, have large yellow eyes on each sides of their head whihc gives them an excellent line of sight. Their body is covered in scales. Although their level of civilisation still remains unknown, they are known to have developed sewing craft as their use of clothing demonstrates.
Note: In 1975, the Mego toy company produced the so-called action figure doll as part of their Star Trek aliens toy line although such a creature never appeared at any time inside the  franchise.
Source: Mego Star Trek toyline. 

mercredi 5 mars 2014

KLOROS

The Kloros are a chlorine-breathing, colonial insectoid species which developed an expansionnist space faring civilisation. They resemble man-size insects with a number of small tentacles protruding from their chest, a long, slender neck and a diminutive head containing a somewhat triangular-shaped proboscis and a pair of huge bug eyes. Their central nervous system brain is located in the abdominal region, and their head acts mainly as a support for the sensory organs. Their blood is green. Oxygen is deadly for them.
Kloros  have a respectable sense of morale. They lack the concept of familial bond, but do have an analogous "group bond" to their colony and always travel with their groups.
Source: Isaac Asimov, C-Chute (first published in the pulp sci-fi magazine Galaxy in 1951 and  later published in the book Nightfall and Other Stories).

mardi 4 mars 2014

MAUVS / MAUVIANS

The Mauvs are a large humanoid species which developed an industrial civilisation that ended  in a nuclear war. The survivors were rescued by the Hurrians who had bee nmonitoring them. They helped them rebuild their world, instituting a eugenics selection program to make the Mauvian species more docile. The Mauv were unable to pay for the Hurrians' service as their world had been rendered resourceless by the war and the whole species, forced to pay in servitude, rather than material goods, became slaves to the Hurrians.
The Mauvs have thinly-haired bodies, coarse-featured faces, broad noses and flat cheekbones. There appearance contrasts with their submissive nature, as they never question authority, and never disobey orders from the Hurrians.
Source: Isaac Asimov, The Gentle Vultures, by Isaac Asimov (1957)

lundi 3 mars 2014

HURRIANS

Planet of Origin: Hurria
The Hurrians are a sentient species which had developed a non-competitive interstellar empire as of the late 19th century. 
They generally look like an Earth's monkeys, with long thin arms and stubby tails, standing about a meter tall, with black skin covered in dense fur, and a mobile nose on their faces. They evolved from small primates, rather than apes, are vegetarian and mostly non-competitive. They abhor the idea of violence and war, and have accepted as fact that all other species end up destroying their own civilizations after discovering nuclear power. Thus, rather  trying to interfere in their warfare or prevent them. they developed a policy of monitoring other civilizations from distance, waiting  to come down and help the survivors build a new civilization, genetically altering them to remove their competitive impulses and making them subjects to the Hurrian empire.
Although they describe these actions as righteous and helpful, the Hurrians benefit of the removal of competition which ensures their status as the dominant power of the galaxy and make each species pay for the help received in one form or another.  They are known to have aided the Mauvs in such a manner. 
Source:  Isaac Asimov, The Gentle Vultures(1957)

dimanche 2 mars 2014

VENUSIANS / PHIBS / CENTOSAURS

Planet of origin: Venus
Phibs are a peaceful green skinned amphibian humanoid species with wide set goggle eyes, broad lipless and mouth, muscular webbed arms living in apreinustrial tribal society in the highlands lakes of Venus.  They communicate via touch-based telepathy and  suckle their own. They have been known to take momentary telepathic control of less evolved indigenous lifeforms such as the twenty-legged two hundred tons serpentine bodied monsters called centosaurs for self-defense.
Source: Isaac Asimov, Half-breeds on Venus.

samedi 1 mars 2014

MARTIANS / TWEENIES / HALF-BREEDS


Planet of Origin: Mars
Martians are a humanoid species living on Mars which is genetically and socially compatible with Earth's humans but which possess "cold, analytical reasoning powers" but lack the "emotional drive and boundless energy of the Earthman". 
After mankind began to travel to the red planet, tweenies - Half-human half-martians half-breeds - started being born (see picture). Thet weren't accepted on Mars and so had to be brought back to Earth where they were being taken care of by social services. mainly in asylums. Tweenies are generally more intelligent than humans or martians but look like normal humans with a "brush of wiry, dead-white hair that rose stiffly in all directions like porcupine-quills".
Note: Martians are actually never met in the stories conerning Tweenies but are believed to be human-looking as the stories tell of more than a thousand tweenies are known to have been born, so inter-species unions must have been somehow not against nature, although no details are given on that matter.
Source: Isaac Asimov, The Half-Breed, Half-Breeds on Venus

vendredi 28 février 2014

OR / ORIONS / ORBITOR


Planet of origin: Unknown but situated in the Orion constellation.
Or is an artificial lifeform from an highly advanced civilisation situated somewhere in the direction of the Orion constellation. It can travel interestellar distances in its orbitor spaceship.
The Orion civilisation is most likely humanoid as it built Or is such a shape.
Source: Mattel's Major MAtt Mason toyline

jeudi 27 février 2014

SCORPIO


Planet of Origin: A planet in the Scoprio Cluster.
Scorpio are vaguely pink skinned highly intelligent insectoid humanoid sentient species with powerful psionic abilities including slight precognition and telepathy on an interstellar range. they have developed an highly advanced civilisation. Their life cycle includes at least two stages. Nothing is known about the first one, neither their shape nor if they are even sentient while it last. The passage to ther other state is made through cocooning and metamorphosis  during which they grow into their pink humanoid form.  This evolved form is let alone to make its way in life by itself without any social support from other of its kind apart from the gift of a Projector Vest left to the cocooning form, a device which enables it interstellar range teleportation.
Action figures of Scorpio weere commercialy released in 1968 as parto f the Major Matt Mason toyline. The following legend was given:
Scorpio's Cocoon snapped open and he tumbled onto the dry sands of his planet in the star cluster Scorpio. Although Scorpio would never know his parents as Earht children would, he was prepared to face anything from the moment of his birth. His keen mind would sense danger before it appeared. The strangeelectornic cells in his brain were programmed like computers. All the information he required came instantly!
He opened his eyes, and the began to flash ! he realized he could read minds! Suddenly a sharp sound-thought screamed into his brain. It was a call from a far-away galaxy. Scorpio's next sensation was the soft kiss of stardust, the whisper of space, as he blasted out and away from his home. The new planet where Scorpio landed was totally unexplored. Strangely, though, he could sense another presence. Quickly he strapped his vest projector. But before he could gather his search globes, he saw the alien. It was Major MATT MASON. Scorpio' senses told him that this was the creature that had called hi,. This must be a friend! Without a word, Scorpio turned and followed Major MATT MASON into a world of adventure!
Source: Mattel's Major Matt Mason toy line, Keith Meyer's The Space Station: Major Matt Mason's HQ for Scorpio's legend. Please visit him HERE!

mercredi 26 février 2014

JOVIANS / CALLISTANS / CALLISTO


Planet of Origin: Jupiter, or its moon Callisto. This is at least the place they claim to come from or where they have been encountered.
Jovians are skinny green translucid skinned humanoids with huge head, wide eyes and no hair apart from their eyebrows. They have potent psychic powers and seem able to survive in outer space without the aid of an apparent space suit. They are generally perceived as peaceful.
Source: Mattel's Major Matt Mason toyline

mardi 25 février 2014

CAPTAIN LAZER


Planet of Origin: Unknown
Captain Lazer is a 10 feet tall humanoid lookin almost exactly like a normal human apart from its size. He can survive in outer space without any apparent hermetic space suit and can fire laser rays from his eyes. From his gear, it is clear that he comes from an advanced space faring civilisation. He appears benevolent toward humanity.
Source: Mattel's Major matt mason toyline, 1968



lundi 24 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / MEN FROM PLUTO / PLUTONIANS / ELECTRON +


Planet of Origin: Pluto
Plutonians are a sentient species of energetic beings using plutonian matter to take shape and interact with the physical world, they have the ability to go bakc to their energetic form to travel great distances. It is unknown if they need plutonian conditions in order to assume physical shape elsewhere.
Men of Pluto action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack: 
The cold and desolate planet Pluto is too far from the sun ti derive its heat and, thus, the very atmosphere lies frozen and life as we know it cannot exist. But there, at the very edge of the Solar System, the great intergalactic winds that blow between the stars carry with them great mass of cosmic energy. In the beginning, this living energy bombarding the frozen planet did itself freeze to become living matter and, this, a might race of beings began. created of energy, they can become energy at will and Electron +, from his laboratory in Electra City, can transport himself throughout the universe as a beam of light.
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.

dimanche 23 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / MEN FROM NEPTUNE / NEPTUNIANS / TRITON PEOPLE / TRITONS / ASTRONAUTILUS


Planet or Origin: Neptune (or more probably, its moon Triton)
The Tritons are a peaceful amphibian species of cephalopods which developed an advanced civilisation capable of space faring. They possess 6 tentacular limbs, two of which are more muscular and used for on-land navigation as a tentacular trunk on their head.
Men of Neptune action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack:
Deep beneath the stormy seas of Neptune, great citiesloom majestically in the shimmering twilight of a vast and beautiful warer world. Here the mighty Triton. People live. Not content to see the sun as but a shimmer and the stars as tiny ripples glowing on the surface of the sea above, Astronautilus and his band of Triton mariners venture forth to sail and chart that greater ocean, Outer Space. Often visiting our planet they land, secretly, without all human knowledge, in the depths of Earth's great oçeans.
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.


samedi 22 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / MEN FROM URANUS / URANIANS / ORBITRON

 
Planet of Origin: Uranus
The Uranians are highly advanced humanoids who have developed a peaceful space faring civilisation dedicated to accumulating knowledge. 
Men of Uranus action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack:
From the barren mountains of Uranus, great waves of thought reach out through the blackness of outer space probing the universe. Thus, Orbiton and the men of Uranus search the stars seeking the lost knowledge of the Ancient Ones. On great ships they travel to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and beyond. Able to read the minds of men, they have collected the knowledge of a thousand worlds, and yet they go on searching in a never ending quest to learn that which it has been ordained no man shall ever know.
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.

vendredi 21 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / MEN OF SATURN / SATURNIANS / XODIAC



Planet of Origin: Saturn
The Saturnians are a peaceful humanoid species which developed a highly advanced civilisation. It remains unknown if the species originated in the Saturnian sub-system, as conditions do not seem to allow such carbon-based lifeforms to develop there naturally, but have lived there for a time, being able of feats of planetary engineering such as building the Saturn's rings which they use to affect the gravitic conditions of their ecosphere as well as an interstellar communication system.
Men of Saturn action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack: 
Saturn is the most beautiful of all planets. Its symetrical rings give it a matchless grace and there is nothing else like them anywhere else in the Solar system. Constructed and placed in orbit by the Elders, milleniums ago, they give the people of Saturn complete mastery over the force of gravity on their planet. Thus, all work is done by perpetual motion and men can fly above their world in great machines tuned to the frequency of the rings. Freed from manual labor, the men of Saturn have developed great wisdom and the wisest among them is Xodiac. It is said of him that he can tune his Staff to play upon the great rings; the music of ther spheres resounding throughout the universe; to be heard by wise men everywhere.
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.

jeudi 20 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / MEN OF JUPITER / JUPITERIANS / JOVIANS / COLOSSUS REX


Planet of Origin: Jupiter
The Jovians are sentient heavy and scaly reptilian humanoid which seem to have developed a civilisation in zones of the planet Jupiter where life could emerge.
Men of Jupiter action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack:
From the huge red spot near the equator of the giant planet Jupiter, a great ship travels forth. On board is the mighty warrior Colossus Rex, strongest of the strong. The colossal strenght needed merely to survive the crushing pressure of the atmosphere and enormous force of gravity on his native Jupiter make him a veritable superman on other worlds. Invulnerable to attacks, invincible in battle, brute strenght is his only weapon. Yet no power in the galaxy can defeat him. We hope his mission is only to explore the universe and not conquer it.
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.

mercredi 19 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / VENUSIANS / MEN OF VENUS / GUARDIAN ANGELS / COMMANDER COMET


Planet of Origin: Venus
The Venusians are sentient humanoids looking strikingly similar to humans who have developed an highly advanced civilisation capable of space faring on Venus, building cities of which Olympus is the largest. They are known to have visited Earth as early as circa 1000 BC, landing in the Greek Isles where they were likened to gods. They since have kept a close watch over our planet.
Men of Venus action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack: 
From Olympus, largest of the great sky cities of Venus, the mighty cloud ship Cumulus sets forth. Like a fiery comet it blazes through the blackness of outer space toward our Earth. Its captain, Commander Comet, is a direct descendant of the mighty Zeus, leader of the historic first venusian expedition to Earth which landed near the Grecian Isles 3000 years ago. Commander Comet's present mission is one of routine surveillance and once within the atmosphere of Earth, his ship will join the great fleet of  Venusian crafts that float like clouds above our planet night and day, watching undetected over our world.
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.


mardi 18 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / MEN FROM MARS / MARTIANS / LITTLE GREEN MEN / ALPHA 7

Planet of Origin: Mars
The Martians are short green skinned humanoids with a large head, wide eyes, pointy ears and a pair on antenna coming out of the top of their head. They developed an advanced civilisation capable of advanced space travel a long time ago when their planet was still able to sustain life. Some still survive deep below the surface but most have left their homeworld to wonder the cosmos, actively looking for a new home on whihc they could start anew.
Men of Mars action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack:
From below the surface of  the dying planet Mars, the descendants of a once great race live on. Above them the majestic cities have long since crumbled and the vast canals lie buried beneath a silent sea of rust red sands. With time and water running out, Alpha 7 and other members of the Martian Armada travel the galaxy in search of another suitable planet to make their own. Their  frequent reconnaissance missions and landings on our Earth have given rise to what most Earth men consider "wild stories" of "flying saucers" and "little green men".
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.

lundi 17 février 2014

OUTER SPACE MEN / MEN OF MERCURY / MERCURIANS / INFERNO / VOLCAN PEOPLE


Planet of Origin: Mercury
The Mercurians are a humanoid species that developed an advanced civilisation on the first planet of the Solar System. Not much is known about Mercurian biology, but their body appears to be made to endure temperatures as high as 700 Kelvin (430 degrees Celsius). As a side effect, they seem to be quite vulnerable to the effects of colder ones and will resort to special suits allowing them to keep their heat when travelling off world.
Men of Mercury action figures where commercialised in the sixties. Their story was told at the back of their blisterpack:
On Mercury, the planet nearest to the Sun, great rivers of molten lava churn and flow past majestic cities, glowing red hot in the blinding radiance of the Sun. Here, in tempeature so great that life as we know it would be consumed in a flash, the mighty volcan people live - beings of living fire that burns eternally. Protected by suits of thermal alloy, lest the freezing cold of outer space would snuff them out, INFERNO and the Men of Mercury travel the universe in the great chariots of fire that we call comets.
Source: Mel Birnkrant, The Outer Space Men – also known as the Colorform Aliens, 1968.


samedi 15 février 2014

CETACEANS / WHALES


Planet of origin: a world in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way
The Cetaceans are a species who developed had developed an advanced civilisation who developed space faring technology after having survived their planet being hit by an asteroid while all the land-based species perished.
They sent out probes throughout the Galaxy and established some colonies on other worlds such as Earth, several thousands years ago, where they devolved into either becoming or blending with the planet's cetacean population.
Another cetacean ship passed by Earth in the 23rd century to make sure their colonists were safe.
Source: Star Trek Universe, the Voyage Home.


"NIGHTMARE" ALIENS


The "Nightmare" aliens are a humanoid species which had developed a space faring civilisation as of the 20th centuryé The have a large head with a brain-like relief over their ehads, large bulbous round eyes and long point ears. A scout from this civilisation came to Earth in 1982 to test the human race through one of its specimen. It boarded a submarine carrying a large nuclear arsenal and tried to fire it in order to cause an all-out nuclear war. Success in stopping him was to be the proof the aliens needed to let Earth be while failure meant the destruction of the humans by their own hands. Luckily, the bomb were detonated before reaching detonation and the alien destroyed.
Source: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, "Nightmare", directed by Charles Rondeau, written by Irwin Allen and Sidney Marshall.

dimanche 9 février 2014

RIGELLIANS PLANT PEOPLE

Planet of Origin: Supposedly a planet oribiting the star Rigel
The Rigellians are a sentient vegetal species with some animal traits which developed a spacefaring civilisation in the 3rd millenium and were then a bit more advanced than humanity. They are known to turn from green to violet when afraid.
Source: Beyond Infinity, by Nat Schachner Aka Chan Corbett, in Astounding Stories, Jan 1937.
The story tells of a series of invasion that befell Earth starting in 3195, as the universe unexpectedly starts to collapse on itself and the surviving species rush toward the worlds who are still unaffected by the phenomenon to delay their extinction. The Rigellians were the first of a wave of invaders that attacked Earth, arriving in 3207, as a migration fleet of thousands of  spaceships fleeing more advanced species which had invaded their own world. They landed in the jungles of Matto Grosso and eradicated more than a billion people before being themselves destroyed.

BETELGEUSIAN CRABMEN

Planet of Origin: Supposedly in planet orbiting Betelgeuse
The Crabmen are a vaguely humanoid crustacean species that developed a spacefaring civilisation as of the 4th millenium. They possess large pincer-like hands and antennas that can spew a deadly green acid and had a geometric language.
Source: Beyond Infinity, by Nat Schachner Aka Chan Corbett, in Astounding Stories, Jan 1937.
The story tells of a series of invasion that befell Earth starting in 3195, as the universe unexpectedly starts to collapse on itself and the surviving species rush toward the worlds who are still unaffected by the phenomenon to delay their extinction. The Betelgeusians were the second of a wave of invaders  that attacked Earth, arriving in 3241, as a migration fleet of 100 000 spaceships fleeing their homeworld's destruction. They were defeated by mold and spores which attacked the softr skin under their shells. They nevertheless reduces the Earth population to 2 billions people.

MARTIANS

Planet of Origin: Mars
The Martians are a degenerate species that had a long time ago developed a glorious civilisation and which was barely surviving in the rare spots on their planet that still had some vegetation as of the 4th millenium.
Source: Beyond Infinity, by Nat Schachner Aka Chan Corbett, in Astounding Stories, Jan 1937.
The story tells of a series of invasion that befell Earth starting in 3195, as the universe unexpectedly starts to collapse on itself and the surviving species rush toward the worlds who are still unaffected by the phenomenon to delay their extinction. For some reasons, no mention is given that the invaders take any interest on settling on Mars.

VENUSIANS

Planet of Origin: Venus
Veusian lifeforms had not acheived sentiance as of the 4th millenium and were only primitive savage monstrous lifeforms hidden in the planet's jungles.
Source: Beyond Infinity, by Nat Schachner Aka Chan Corbett, in Astounding Stories, Jan 1937.
The story tells of a series of invasion that befell Earth starting in 3195, as the universe unexpectedly starts to collapse on itself and the surviving species rush toward the worlds who are still unaffected by the phenomenon to delay their extinction. For some reasons, no mention is given that the invaders take any interest on settling on Venus.

ANTARIANS

Planet of Origin: Supposedly a planet orbiting the star Antares.
Antarians are a sentient non-humanoid species which has developed an highly advanced technological civilisation. The look like man-sized gelatinous cylinders with a spherical protuberance at its top with two antennas which can emit deadly rays. They possess some kind of ethereal shell whih protects them from harm, emit anti-matter particles and allows them to travel thourhg space faster than the speed of light.
Source: Beyond Infinity, by Nat Schachner Aka Chan Corbett, in Astounding Stories, Jan 1937.
The story tells of a series of invasion that befell Earth starting in 3195, as the universe unexpectedly starts to collapse on itself and the surviving species rush toward the worlds who are still unaffected by the phenomenon to delay their extinction. The Antarian were the third and last of a a wave of invaders, arriving on Earth in 3326, shortly before humanity's survivors found a way to project themselves outside the dying universe and into the next.

vendredi 7 février 2014

DOG-FACED ALIENS

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The Dog-faced Aliens are a sentient humanoid canine species which has developed an advanced civilisation and are known to use robot servants.
Source: Irwin Allen, Lost in Space. ("War of the Robots")
Note: The Dog Face aliens bear a strong resemblance to the Anticans of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

mardi 4 février 2014

MALURIANS

Planet of Origin: Malur, a planet in a system containing 3 inhabitable planet in the Sol system vicinity of the  Milky Way galaxy. 
The Malurians are a scaly, gray-skinned humanoid species which had developed a warp-capable spacefaring civilisation as the the 2150ies, at whihc point their total population was of four billion people spread on the four inhabited planets of their sytem.
Wandering off their system, they started to secretely mine the veridium isotope found on the planet Akaali whose inhabitants developed a sickness due to the use of  drilling equipment saturated with tetracyanate 622 by the Malurians.
Their whole population was later wiped out  by the Earth space probe Nomad in 2267.  (TOS: "The Changeling")  (ENT: "Civilization") 


dimanche 2 février 2014

AKRITRIANS

Planet of Origin: Akritri, a planet in the Milky Way situated on the side opposite to Earth.
The Akritirians are a humanoid species looking  much like the humans from Earth but for a slight ridging on their forehead which developed a warp-capable space faring civilization with a very harsh and oppressive irreversible legal system. They kept their criminals in an off-world penitencial space station where they were fitted with a synaptic stimulator which could induce them to kill each other by inducing aggression and paranoia.
Source: Star Trek universe,  (VOY: "The Chute")

samedi 1 février 2014

ARCTURIANS

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Planet of Origin: Arcturus IV, a heavily populated planet with 7 moons which orbits the K star Arcturus, 37 light years from Earth.
The Arcturians are a humanoid species who developed a militaristic civilisation who achieved space travel and where individuals reproduce by cloning. They were members of the same space federation as Earth in the 2270ies. They have reddish-gray skin, which formed heavy folds on their face and forehead and large.
Source: Star Trek universe,  (Star Trek: The Motion Picture) The Arcturians were designed by Fred Phillips and Robert Fletcher for The Motion Picture