jeudi 26 avril 2007


Bipedal species that is part of an advanced interstellar civilisation using a network of stargates to traval through the Milky Way. They look like man-size rat standing on their hind paws and using their forepaws as heands.

Source: Waystation, Project Pope (Clifford Donald Simak)


Nothing is known about the social structure of that species (nor its name) and, based on the information gathered from the specimen whose existence is recorded, he might as well be a unique one. It is a highly intelligent creature that has the ability to teleport itself on the interstellar scale. Roughly man-size, it looks like a shapeless mass of worms always in motion and often changing colors. It can communicate telepathically with other species given they have some psychic compatibility. According to its saying, it is self-sufficient, which is quite vague but can lead to believe that it feeds on its direct environment, possibly through photsynthesis or direct absorption of cosmic rays and surrounding matter. It comes from a world located somewhere in our galactic arm or nearby. Although fairly versed in spiritual matters, it does not know the concept of the soul.

Source: Clifford Donald Simak, A choice of Gods


Real species name not know - Peaceful species that is part of an advanced interstellar civilisation using a network of stargates to traval through the Milky Way. They arer hairless humanoids with a skin coloration reminiscent of cruel clown, with an almost rainbow colored face. They have sharp jaws, an almost lipless mouth with wide black eyes. The only known conctact of this species with mankind is when its representative working for the Stargate network came to visit Earth’s Stargate cartaker.

Source: Clifford Donald Simak, Way Station

Illustration: Philippe Caza

mercredi 25 avril 2007


Bipedal Reptilian aliens who developed a tehnologically advanced interstellar civilisation. They do not wear clothings but do use some apparatus they attach on their body. Not much is known about these creatures as their only known contact with mankind occurred in 1978 when they came to Earth to hunt down another alien in possession of a laserblaster. The weapon was not destroyed at the same time as its user and found by a teenager and as he started using it, the weapon began to mutate him. The reptilian aliens came back to correct their mistake and left immediately afterward. It is not known if the weapon is meant to change its bearer into the form most suited for its use or if the teenage’s transformation was a side effect of the use of the weapon by a human.

Source: Laserblast (Directed by Michael Rae on a screenplay by Ray Frank Perilli and Frances Schacht. US, 1977)

mardi 24 avril 2007


Planet of origin: P3X-888

The Unas are a race of large and primitive reptilian humanoids that live on P3X-888, the same planet as the sentient Goa'uld parasites. Unas are an exceptionally tough and hardy species, and significantly stronger than human beings.

Source: Stargate SG-1 “Thor’s Hammer”, “The First Ones”, “Beast of Burden”

Note: Unas bear strong ressemblance to another reptilian species the Green Chasch.


Pnumes are the main aborigenous lifeform of Tschai. Their cilisation goes back from 7 to 10 million years in the past. They are insectoid beings about the size of a human. Their face looks much like a horse’s skull, or ivory color. They are completely expressionless with a complex of small organs dedicated to shredding and mastication aroud their mouth. Their legs are articulated reverse to that of a human and their feet possess three very mobile toes. They are troglodytes, living in mazes of underground galleries and wells. They consider themselves the living memory of Tschai which they see as a living organism. They possess in their cave a statufied specimen of every species that has set foot on their world. They all wear long black cape hiding their body’s true shape and also use humans taken from the Dirdir to act as servants and representatives. Their means of reproduction remains unknown.

The Phung are a nomadic, more savage and much larger (2m30) subspecies of the Pnumes.

Soruce: Planet of Adventure – The Pnume (Jack Vance)

Illustration: Caza


Wankhs are large amphibious roughly humanoid figures who have developed an interstellar civilisation. They are larger than humans with a massive and imposing torso, short legs and long arms with webbed hands and feet. Their morphology, streamlined for swimming, makes it impossible for them to sit. Their head is small and squarish with black lense like eyes that beat at regular intervals. At the base of their skull is a sonic organ with which they emit harmonics through which communicate. They have a scripture based on rectangular ideograms of different sizes which represent different harmonics and, apart from high dignitaries who may have golden leggings and medallion on the,, they do not wear any clothes or apparatus on their body.

The only recoreded contact of Wankhs with mankind is on planet Tschai where they established an outpost of strategic importance in their war against the Dirdir. That war, which started over ten thousands years ago has come to a stalemate following the Tschai truce. On Tschai, Wankhs also use some of the humans that were brought by the Dirdir that they have trained as servants.

Source : Planet of Adventure – The Wankh (Jack Vance)

Illustration: Caza

lundi 23 avril 2007


Planet of origin: Godag

Chasch are an old bidedal reptilian species that traveled the stats through slower than light means and settled on several worlds. Through time, they have evolved in several subspecies. The ones that look closer to the original are the old chasch. The only recorded contact mankind had with the CHasch are on the planet of Tschai, where old chasch, Blue Chasch and Green Chasch coexist but there might be other Chasch subspecies on other worlds.

The Old CHasch arrived on Tschai about a hundred thousand years ago. They are ivory colored with silver-plated eyes that can move independently from one another. They are the smaller of the lot and their aspect is somewhat grotesque.

Ten thousand years later, a second wave followed: the Blue Chasch, coming from a planet colonized in remote times by common ancestors, arrived on Tschai and started a conflict with the Old Chasch for the dominion of the planet. Both groups hired Green Chasch as mercenaries. As the conflict resolved itself in a stalemate, the Green Chasch also settled on the planet where they formed nomadic hordes in western steppes.

The Blue Chasch look much stronger, they are covered with bluish pointed scales. They have have chitinous armoured shoulders that curve backward to form a dorsal shell, and their skull is crowned with a bony edge. Their nasal apparatus is quite complex and they can distinguish people and emotion through their scent.

The Green Chasch look much like green version of the Blue ones but much larger, as they tower at about 2.5 meters. They are telepath and communicate between themselves only through that channel.

Something common to all the Chasch, in addition to hatred which they feel for the other varieties of their race, is their very particular sense of humor, a sense of humor that can often be fatal for anyone they capture.

Like the rest of the alien species who have settled on Tschai, they have selected to the humans during thousands of years that physically and psychologically resemble them to serve as their servants, the Chaschmen.

Source: Planet of Adventure (Jack Vance)

Illustration: Caza

Note: Other reptilian species bearing ressemblance to the Chasch include the Unas.


Ruthless conquerors, enlightened nomads, space pirates, "man's best friends"... the Nyills are many things to many people. They are in fact complex beings, always caught between honoring the past, living the present and preparing the future. In many ways they resemble humans, sharing their sense of destiny, posterity and adventure; this connection was recognized as early as the first meeting between them, on Tau Ceti. The Nyills are carbon-based, oxygen-breathing humanoids, often described -- by humans -- as a cross between a man and a dog or jackal, akin to the ancient god Anubis. Nyills are sexuate, being divided into two sexes, and viviparous. Omnivorous, they usually follow high-protein diets, rich in red meat and meat substitutes. Nyills average 2.2 meters and 120 kg, with little differences between male and female. Most Nyills are covered with a short gray to reddish-brown fur. Their senses are acute, especially their vision and smell; their particularly delicate nostrils are protected with one or two skin flaps. Their four-fingered hands, capable of complex movement, have non-retractable claw-like nails protruding from the first knuckle. Average life expectancy for male and female Nyills is 125 and 112, respectively. Nyills communicate in a manner similar to humans, by exhaling air through vocal chords situated at the base of their throats. The original Nyill home world, Hyen, is a rather desolate place by human standards, dominated by vast, dry steppes and severe seasonal change. Temperatures can rise as high as 40°C in the summer, and as low as -50°C during the dark winter. Originally descended from pack hunters/chasers, the Nyills have almost invariably kept a thoroughly nomadic lifestyle. They have continued living as nomads on the planets they colonized, first with STL generation ships, then through FTL technology stolen from Vulcrons. The notion of clan is central to Nyill society; it is the most important unit in Nyill society, perhaps more so than an individual's immediate family. Numbering in the hundred of millions -- sometimes billions -- they often span lots planetary systems and offer a multitude of opportunities for the adventuresome young Nyills, who are expected to go learn about the universe as soon as they're finished formal education. The 35 traditional clans were already clearly defined at the beginning of the Nyill-Hemenor wars, which started around 2,000 years before year zero of the Bash Nyill's calendar (roughly -44,000 BC. ). The legendary wars are said to have lasted more than 1,500 years, as Nyill might and cunning clashed with the technology and careful strategies of their diminutive genetic cousins. The wars ended in a near-apocalyptic ecological catastrophe, as new weapons of mass destruction threatened the already-delicate balance of the planet. In order to survive, the two related races had to learn how to appreciate each other's strengths and abilities. The emergence of the mysterious religious figure known as the Hyeannaeh is often associated with this coming together of the two species. Now the great majority of Nyill planetary societies are based on peaceful cohabitation with Hemenor (and sometimes human) sedentary populations, who handle most administrative matters. Clans keep on continually struggling from prominence, fighting traditional enemies with the help of traditional allies.

Source: Earhbound (Ghislain Barbe & Elie Charest)

Illustration: Ghislain Barbe


Planet of origin: Atavus / Tealon Homeworld

The Atavus species as a whole encountered the Kimera at some point 8 to 10 million years ago. They probably gained access to interstellar travel technologies through their extermination of the Kimera.

The Kimera allegedly altered the Atavus, transforming most of them by merging their genetic material with them. This change ultimately lead them to a split into the Taelons and Jaridians sub-species.

The original Atavus were energy vampires, able to drain other creatures of their life essence. They inherited form the merge the Shaqarava organ. For the Kimera, Shaqarava was powered by ones life essence and embodied the totality of self. They used it for communication, sharing memory, thoughts and spirits with one-another, healing, to assume the form of others and exchange genetic information, to create defensive force fields and as a weapon creating destructive energy blasts strong enough to vaporise an unprotected opponent.

Source: Earth Final Conflict


Planet of origin: Tealon Homeworld

Tealons are members of the Atavus race altered by the Kimera were cultists who devoted themselves to the pursuit of immortality and spiritual perfection, which led them to shed most of their material envelope to attain a state of existence as pure energy much like that of the Kimera. The first Taelon used their energy draining capabilities enhanced by the shqarava to take a significant portion of the life energy of another of his race.. Other members of the cult followed this practice, eventually becoming beings of pure energy. Their actions sparked the war between the Taelons and the remaining Atavus. This divergence led to the speciation of the Atavus to split into two sub-species, Taelons and Jaridians. The action of the tealons having shortened Jaridian lifespans by two thirds, while Taelon lifespans were extended by a factor of 200. The final split between the two is believed to have occurred roughly eight million years ago when Jaridians fled their homeworld to re-establish themselves on Jaridia in the 61 Cygni star system. Tealons lifespans possibly can possibly be counted in thousands of years while Jaridians’ is shorter than that of mankind.

Taelons appear as tall hairless humanoids of a slender build. They are androgynous and although they are now sterile, they evolved into asexual reproduction. They are mainly composed of energy with a material skinlike façade they can alter to mimic to ressemble that of other species upon sampling their DNA, a trait probably inherited from the Kimera.

To maintain their spiritual perfection state, the tealons have developed a partial collective consciousness, known as The Commonality which links them all to one another telepathically. It does not directly control individuals, nor allows them to view the thoughts and actions of another immediately but prevents them to act directly against the collective will, even if they feel that the majority is wrong. The Commonality also help them to stay in their Taelon state and should one become disconnected from it, he would revert to they Atavus state.

Source: Earth Final Conflict.


Planet of origin: Atavus/Tealon Homeworld (Name unknown)
Planet of adoption: Jaridia (61 Cygni System)

The Jaridians are large and muscular sexuate humanoids with a vaguely reptilian appearance. The Jaridians are able to reproduce freely and rapidly, but have tragically shortened lifespans. Upon death, they combust due to an inability to control the energies of the shaqarava.

Source: Earth Final Conflict

dimanche 22 avril 2007


Homeworld: Kimera

Kimera's exact physiology is unknown, they appear as humanoid energy beings possess ing chameleon-like abilities, allowing them to impersonate other creatures, aparrently to take on their memories and to genetically adapt in order to mate with them in order to produce Kimeran hybrids. It is not known though if they require two individuals for simple reproduction purposes.

The Kimera were said to be a race of interstellar researchers and spiritualists who traveled space and visited other species to bond with them using their unique genetic nature. When they came in contact with the Atavaus species some 8 to 10 millions ago, they altered and split that race into two new species with different Kimera traits, Jaridians and Tealons. They are believed to have been exterminated by the latter afterward and are now generally believed extinct .

Source: Earth Final Conflict


Planet of Origin: Lusitania

Humanoid procine species. Forest-dwelling and technologically primitive, they are incredibly intelligent and able to learn languages extremely quickly.

Biology, taken from the Wikipedia:

“The pequeninos exhibit an extreme case of sexual dimorphism, combined with the unique plant/animal symbiosis that characterizes all life in their native planet of Lusitania, thanks to a virus that was known to the people of Lusitania only as the descolada. Taking this symbiosis to the extreme, pequeninos are unique in that they metamorphize from animal to plant.

Fertile females of the species are impregnated while still in non-sentient worm-like infant form from the fathertrees that form the third stage in the development of Pequenino males. Typically called little mothers, they do not survive labour as they have no birth canal — embryo pequeninos have to eat their way out of their infant mothers.

This birth takes place within the birthing place or else the mother-tree of the pequenino tribe. Following birth, there follows what pequeninos call their "first life" or "life of darkness," their life as infants and children which they spend still within the mothertree. Most female children will not pass this stage of development, dying as they deliver the new generation of pequeninos, though a few of them, those either sterile or deliberately selected for the role will grow up to full stature in order to become wives, the matriarchs of the tribe.

Male children will eventually grow up to their "second life" or "half-lit life", leaving the mothertree. In this time the male pequeninos, calling themselves now "brothers", try to distinguish themselves, hunting and foraging, and very often waging war against other tribes. Also they carry the infant mothers to and from the fathertrees. It is in this stage that pequeninos have the most humanoid appearance, and the most comprehensible, and communicatable, type of existence for humans.

In this stage male pequeninos don't have reproductive capabilities. This only happens in their "third life" or "life in the full light", which is a privilege selected only for those pequeninos that have distinguished themselves, either in combat or otherwise — a decision usually made by the matriarchic wives. Male pequeninos that are given this honour, are seemingly ritually killed by a fellow tribe member, but in reality the methodical cuts and removal of certain organs that they undergo helps them transform into "fathertrees" that grow out of what are seemingly their corpses.

These fathertrees, or simply fathers, look completely like trees in appearance, but nonetheless the pequeninos can still communicate with them using the "father-tongue"; and the trees can also communicate with each other. Communication from father tree to brothers requires the brother to tap the father with sticks, allowing the father to adjust cavity sizes inside his trunk to vary the sound. With the sap on their barks, they fertilize the infant mothers carried to them by the "brothers".

If a pequenino dies without the proper rituals, he will become a brothertree, a tree that does not retain its sentience as the fathertrees do. It is from these trees that the pequeninos take their wood, by speaking to them in the "fathertongue" and singing them into the wooden tools they need.”

Source: Speaker for the Dead (Orson Scott Card)


Homeworld: Bugger Homeworld (destroyed in 2070)

The Formics, more commonly known as Buggers, is an insectoid interstellar communal civilisation socially structured much like Earth’s ants. Biologically, they started with an exoskeleton, but through time and evolution, they had evolved an internal skeleton, and shed their external one. Drones retained vestigial antennae and the queen retained vestigial wings. The Formics share a single hive-mind. If the queen dies, all the Formics lose all will and intelligence and die shortly afterwards. Throguh this hive minde, the Formics are naturally able to communicate instantaneously, regardless of the distance; They live in vast underground colonies in complete darkness.

Humankind first learned of the buggers during the 3rd millennium with their so-called 1st invasion of the solar system. The buggers had set up an advance post on Eros, which they protected using their advanced gravity manipulation technologies. The 2nd invasion arrived 20 years later, with the apparent intention of colonizing Earth. The war lasted 10 years. Because Formics are hive minded, they assumed intelligent life must naturally be hive minded, thus when they killed humans they "gave it no more thought than a human would clipping his toenails". Once they realized that humans were sentient individuals, they immediately halted their attacks. Unfortunately, humanity did not realize this fact and while rhere never was a 3rd invasion, Earth moved on the Formic homeworld and destroyed it, killing the queen and therefore breaking the hive-mind. The race was later restarted by the implantation of a surviving queen cocoon on another world.

Source: Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)


Planet of Oirgin: Xetox

Known representative: The Great Gazoo

Xetoxians are inhabitants the planet Xetox. They were already a highly advanced technological interstellar civilisation when mankind appeared on Earth. They are very intelligent small green humanoids with heads as big as the rest of their bodies.

One of them, known as the Great Gazoo, was exiled to Earth as punishment for having invented a weapon of infinite destructive power. There, to redeem himself, he used his advanced scientific powers to perform good deeds for two prehistoric men, Fred Flinstone and Barney Rubble.

Source: animated cartoon series THE FLINTSTONES/ABC/1960-66 (voiced by Harvey Korman) and , The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (Alan Cumming) (2000)

vendredi 20 avril 2007


Les Ezwals sont une civilisation primitive de télépathes pesant 3 tonnes, avec 6 pattes griffues, 3 yeux gris alignés et une peau bleue. Il existe 2 sexes chez les Ezwals. Ils sont originaires de la Planete de Carson, découverte vers le milieu de la guerre contre le Rull (2 ou 3 génération avant l’histoire). Elle a un satellite habitable avec 5 cité, la température y est froide et descend entre –70 et –115 degré durant la nuit, On y retrouve aussi comme faune le gryb vampire, un carnivore geant, et une sorte d’herbivore géant. C’est le monde des Ezwals, une civilisation primitive de télépathes pesant 3 tonnes, avec 6 pattes griffues, 3 yeux gris alignés et une peau bleue. Il existe 2 sexes chez les Ezwals.

Source: La Guerre contre le Rull (A.E. Van Vogh) (1959 – 1948 as The Rull)


Electrovores mobiles capables d’absorber les flux magnétiques et électriques originaires de Ploia.

Source: La Guerre contre le Rull (A.E. Van Vogh) (1959 – 1948 as The Rull)


Les Rulls possèdent une civilisation technique avancée. Ils sont une forme de vie a base de silice/fluor, ressemblant a de gros vers de couleur sombre avec de multiples appendices, Ils peuvent contrôler les ondes lumineuses. Ils sont insensibles a la plupart des produits chimiques. Ils sont xénophobes et capable, par manipulation des ondes lumineuses, de se transformer en n’importe quel personne. Ils ont des vaisseaux spatiaux en forme d’espadons.

La guerre dura plus de 100 ans, L’histoire se passe a la fin. Les Rull viennent d’une galaxie voisine, probablement d’Andromède ou des nuages de Magellan, Et envahirent plus de 100 systèmes de la voie lactée.

La Terre est a la tête d’une Fédération de plus de 5000 planètes. La capitale de la Terre est Solar City, la vill ou l’on construit le super-vaisseau géant de 3 kilomètres de long devant assuré la victoire des humains sur le Rull.

Parmi les terriens on retrouve des sensitifs, des humains sensibles aux flux d’énergie, pouvant en détecter les variations. Ils vivent plus longtemps que les autres, jusqu’a 2 siècles.

Source: La Guerre contre le Rull (A.E. Van Vogh) (1959 – 1948 as The Rull)

jeudi 19 avril 2007


A big mass of something that looks like grape jelly, the Blob is a fast moving fleshy pink/purple coloured shapeless organic plasmic lifeform, which travels by slithering. It can fit into any space and has an unquenchable hunger for anything organic, mainly animal lifeforms. It grows as it devours and is generally incapable of higher thought. Gelatinous, translucent and "goopy" in consistency, sliding, and pouring along the ground. it has no skeletal system and can squeeze through nearly any gap and can change it's shape almost at will. It is able to form tentacles or tendrils which it shoots out to grab hold of its prey, and is surprisingly strong, enabling it to crawl up walls, support its entire weight (and that of its prey) while clinging to the ceiling, bend metal doors, or pull an entire adult human through a gap the size of a plug hole. When the Blob seizes its prey, it envelopes them completely, secreting an acidic enzyme which quickly melts the prey's skin and dissolves its flesh. Sometime the Blob will kill its prey and then slither inside the corpse, waiting to ambush anyone who comes close enough. Though the Blob can survive underwater for long periods of time (possibly indefinitely), and does not appear to require oxygen or air (as it was developed under vacuum conditions in space), it cannot stand cold temperatures. Extreme cold will cause the Blob to become crystalline in nature, rendering it useless, though it may be able to survive if the temperature is raised. It can possibly be similarly dehydrated by high temperature.

On its first recorded 1958 appearance, the Blob arrived on Earth by accident on a meteor. The 1988 occurance was created, based on research on the original blob, as an experimental virus by the US Army to be used for biological warfare and started life as simple bacteria launched into orbit inside a specially built satellite to be exposed to the conditions of space and mutate. Growing fast, its mass would have thrown the satellite off orbit and towards Earth. When the satellite crash landed, the mutated bacteria, or Blob, was able to escape and wreak havoc.

Source: The Blob (1958), Son of the Blob / Beware the Blob (1972), The Blob (1988)


Borays are primitive pig like humanoid herbivores. While they are nomadic and possess but primitive technology, they are now present on several worlds, and on most these, though, they were present before human colonists came.

They are herd creatures who follow their leader blindly. They can to some extent understand other languages but seem unable to speak in anything but guttural grunts. They are not stupid and can be thought the use of some more elaborate tools.

On some worlds, they are a pest, stealing grain and other food while on some others, they have been trained to participate in harvesting and other simple tasks.

Source: Battlestar Galactica 1978

mardi 17 avril 2007


Non-humanoid green skinned sentient alien lifeform. It possesses a large one-eyed head, and a body equipped with six tentacles (plus most likely a not witnessed fourth pair used for locomotion). Each tentacle is equiped with prehensile pincers. It has a high level of intelligence and itr vocal system allows it to speak the human language. It has a fairly long lifespan, given the fact that the one serving on Peladon was in office for more that fifty years. Its civilisation is most likely highly advanced and peaceful.

The member of the species that served as one of the Federation's delegates to Peladon helped the Third Doctor unmask traitors to the Peladon crown and thereby facilitate Peladon's accession to the Federation. Fifty years later, when the Doctor returned to Peladon, he had been promoted to the title of Federation Ambassador.

It is never made clear if "Alpha Centauri", being the name of the alien, also stands for its planet of origin.

Source: Doctor Who, "The monster of Peladon", "The Curse of Peladon"

lundi 16 avril 2007


Quisps are green, round-faced aliens with crossed-eyes. They usually show up a broad teasing grin and have a propeller growing from the top of their head although it is not know if this is a biological feature or technologically added one.

They were featured on the 1960s Quaker Oats commercials that advertised Quisp & Quake cereals. The Quisp character shared his commercial spot with a mighty hard-hatted miner named Quake voiced by William Conrad who relentlessly chased him to prevent him from plugging his cereal, "the biggest selling cereal from Saturn to Alpha Centauri!". The ad campaign was created in 1965 by the Compton ad agency.

Source: 1960s Quaker Oats commercials Quisp & Quake cereals


planet of origin: Tarrastakas

Self-styled "masters" of the universe, the Vulcrons and their empire have shown a phenomenal capacity to endure in the interstellar political scene despite their apparent lack of cunning and aggressiveness. They successfully handled several tragic downfall and played an important role in the transition to new power structure, all with minimal loss of face and influence, thanks to the acute political skills of their telepathic intelligentsia. Vulcrons are carbon-based oxygen-breathing herbivorous invertebrates, whose cartilaginous bodies, roughly conical in shape, are kept erect by a "pneumatic skeleton" of air sacs and valves, controlled by a complex muscular system. Averaging 50 kilos for a mean height and width of 1.4 meters, Vulcrons move around by moving air between "foot sacs", a series of seven empty cavities circling the base of their bodies. They have two big, bulging round eyes and fat, fleshy lips. They also have large, sturdy ears that double as manipulating limbs, and into which they can wrap up for comfort, heat or protection against light physical attacks. Vulcrons are asexuate; reproduction is handled by seven organs situated around the Vulcron’s chest. These organs have certain functions similar to those of the human liver: they filter nutrients and mild toxins from the Vulcron’s blood, and secrete some digestive enzymes. They also accumulate genetic information contained in other Vulcron’s saliva (exchanged during customary greeting "kisses"), and at some point develop into an embryonic Vulcron. After a ten-week gestation (during which it has a half-and-half chance of dying) the new Vulcron falls off, ready to eat his own food. All of the Vulcron’s livers eventually fall off in this way. When a Vulcron has lost his last liver, he dies. The average Vulcron’s life expectancy is of approximately 241 years. A Vulcron's life is principally defined by his immediate family, as his worth and responsibility are defined by his order of birth and his number of children. Parents pass on to their mature children their more tedious duties, always favoring lastborns; similarly they inherit their parent's duties, their position and heritage diminished each time a sibling is born after them. Once a parent dies, all of its children are considered free for the first time; the youngest usually inherits his parent's estate, while the other go on to start new distinct households. This rather tense familial structure, only natural to Vulcrons, may explain their natural ability for negotiation and intrigue. Though they are asexuate, Vulcrons from different families often "associate", officially fusing their respective families as one. The complex political structure of the third Holy Vulcron Empire prevails on all Vulcron worlds in one way or another, though individual planets -- which retain some authority over internal affairs-- offer a plethora of political, social and economical system. Most of these systems are based on religious cults pertaining to their reproductive cycle and/or the pre-eminence of psychic Vulcrons. Less than 0.1% of Vulcrons posess psychic powers. Most are Empaths, but a few display remarkable Psychometric abilities (reading into the past of persons, objects or places). Many Vulcron myths are based on the coming of a precognitive Vulcron demigod, and in fact there has been at least 4 historical cases of Vulcrons that could predict the future, but there doesn't seem to be any around in the days of Earthbound. Vulcrons are renowned for letting their legendary egocentrism pervade their relationships with other races. This seems to be partly intentional, an attitude that provokes negotiating adversaries into carelessness. In any case it finds justification in how they perceive the relevance of other races to their sacred empire which -- as every Vulcron knows -- is the cultural center of the universe.

Source: Ghislain Barbe & Elie Charest "Earthbound"


Les Vrugars sont de grands insectes semblables a des mantes religieuses a 4 bras qui, malgré une technologie primitive, voyagent de par le cosmos pour coloniser d’autres mondes en éjectant dans l’espace certaines de leurs ruches vers les étoiles qu’ils cherchent à atteindre.

Les Vrugars se divisent en quatre castes. En ordre croissant : le roi (1), les reines (4), les soldats, les ouvrières. Toutes naissent sous la forme de larves non intelligentes. Les larves des Vrugars sont blanchâtres, longues de 3 pieds et extrêmement voraces. Les Vrugars se nourrissent de champignons cultivés par des ouvrières, de galettes solaires (sorte de pâtes verdâtre produites par des ouvrières munies de panneaux solaires sur le dos. Ils agrémentent leurs diète de Vrugars et d’humains malades ou morts.

Source: Normand Bilodeau, in "The Show Must Go On".


Planet of origin: Vermes (18427000000 miles from Earth)

Green-brown, with slimy skin and large eyes. At rest, looks like “an enormous egg balanced on its pointed end. It was as tall as a big boy and wider than the fattest man. The greenish-brown had a shiny wetish appearcance andthere were wrinkles in it. About three quarter up, in the widest part, there were two large round eyes as big as a teacup. These eyes were white, but each had a brilliant red pupil in the center.”

“the Vermicious knid can tunr itself into any shape it wants. It has no bones. Its body is really one huge muslce, enormously strong, but very stretchy and sqwishy, like a mixture of rubber and putty with steel wires inisde. Normally, it is egg shaped but it can just easily give itself two legs like a human of four legs like a horse. It can become as round as a balll or as long as a kite-string. From fifty yeard away, a fully grown vermicious knid could stretch out its neck and bite your head without even getting up.”

“Can be big as a whale, as long as a truck”

They travel through space in great swarms, landing on other stars and planets and destroying everything they find. There to be some rather nice creature living on the Moon a long time ago. They were called Poozas. But the vermicious knids ate the lot. They did the same on Venus and Mars and many other planets.

Source : Rohald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, 1972


Planet of origin: Zigra

Zigrans are an alien species who had already developed interstellar space travel in the late 1960ies. They are amphibious and may somehow look like a silvery grey armoured swordfish or a goblin shark, with a pointed nose, a row of sharp fins on his back, some pectoral fins and glowing red eyes . They can swim with their fins or stand upright on their hind fins/legs.
A zigran scout came to Earth in the late 20th century with the mission of preparing the planet for an all out invasion. Zigrans had the intention of enslaving the human race and raising them like cattle as he came from a planet where instead of people eating fish, fish eat people. When his saucer was destroyed by the kaiju Gamera, the scout, known as Zigra, came into contact with Earth polluted sea water which mutated him into giant size.
In kaiju form, Zigra's combat style is geared towards brutal melee combat. He is able to fire beams that can paralyse an opponent, and then follow through with vicious slashes with his sharp fins. Zigra can also walk somewhat awkwardly on his tail fins.
He was featured in Gamera vs. Zigra, the sixth Gamera film. Like the alien Viras did two films earlier, Zigra used a pair of human children as hostage in order to force the human race to do his biddings, but Gamera engaged him in battle. Gamera eventually threw him on land where the alien was weaker and used a rock to play his theme song on Zigra's dorsal fins like a xylophone before setting it ablaze with his fire breath.
Source: Gamera Universe, Gamera Tai Zigra