mardi 29 décembre 2009


Planet of Origign: Pandora, a lush, Earth-like moon of the planet Polyphemus, in the Alpha Centauri system. Pandora itself has two moons. It was briefly colonised by humans in the 22th century but soon abandonned after an all-out revolt of the natives in 2154.
The Na’vis are a paleolithic species of blue skinned sapient humanoids with feline characteristics standing around 3 meters high. Their civilisationj is based on harmony with their ecosystem under a tribal structure. They live in large Hometrees and worship a mother goddess called Eywa. The Na'vis have tails whihc can be used as organic interface to bond with other lifeforms of the planet.

Source: James Cameron, Avatar

lundi 21 décembre 2009


Planet of Origin: LaMetal. 
For millenias, the planet Lametall orbited the dark sun Ra. Ra followed an extremely large elliptical orbit which completed a revolution around the Sun in a 1,000 year period. Its orbit brought it, after a long journey in the far reaches of the outer solar system through the system's ecosphere. As far as it can be traced, by a capcrice of celestial mechanics, Ra was always hidden by Lametal from Earth's point of view. 
Circa 1999, the planet passed nearer to the Earth than it ever did before. Its atmosphere extended like a tail and fused with Earth’s atmosphere. This phenomenon, called the “Atmospheric Bridge” was short lived as  the “bridge” collapsed and disappeared 48 hours after LaMetal had started to move away from Earth. Their proximity to the Sun then slingshut Lametal and Ra out of the Solar system, heading toward the Andromeda galaxy.
Lametal is a planet with an air pressure, gravity, and atmospheric components which are roughly the same as Earth’s. However, it is much bigger. Observations vary as to its exact size. Some sources talk of a diameter of 109,404 km -about nine times Earth’s size- while other observations gave it only three times the size of the Earth. Those discrepencies in observations might be the result of visual distorsion caused by Ra's gravity well. It is known to be hollow with a moon-size core at its center. Its speed of rotation is 48 hours 22 minutes 43 seconds. 
The surface of the planet is usually covered by a thick layer of ice with a maximum extent of 3,000 meters. It is a bitterly cold world with a surface temperature of -280°C. 
During its time in the Solar System, each time it was coming near enough to the Sun, the ice melted, seas were born and cities buried underneath the ice began to appear, among them, the capital, Miyu City. The planet then knew a brief summer before its orbit brought it back toward the colder outer solar system. As it did, ice began to cover the planet again, starting at its poles and moving toward the equator.
After its departure from the Solar System, an orbital artificial sun was enginneered. It lasted  a thousand years before dying out. Then began the mechanisation of Lametal's population to ensure they could carry on in the depths of interstellar space. A civil insued, culminating with the destruction of the planet's outer shell. Luckily this happened as the planet was entering Euphrates, a binary star system locked in a fixed position halfway between the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. the inner core on which survivors had found shelter soon stabilised around Heavy Melder, one of the system's planet and became its moon.
Lametalians are humanoids looking much like Earth's humans but have much longer lifespans. They used to put themselves in hibernation while their planet was in the outer solar system, awakening only during their spring, as the planet was entering the inner system. At each passage of their world in the inner solar sytem, they had sent emissaries to Earth and had their planet not left the Solar System, they planned upon resettling on it. After its departure toward Andromeda. A plan was put in place to gradually transform the whole population into cyborgs in order for them to be able to survive in the intersideral void. When the planet's core put itself into Heavy Melder's orbit, the organics stayed while the mechanized ones continued toward Andromeda where they established themselves. 
It should be noted, as Lametal presumably gave birth to at least to a viable ecosystem and maybe a intelligent life (although it is dubious that human looking lifeforms would develop in parallel on both Earth and Lametal without any common origin whatsoever) that the planet was most probably in a much stabler orbit around the sun at one point, most presumably in the inner solar system, from which it has been torn at some point in the past.
It should also be noted that it took about a thousand years for the wandering Lametal to journey the 1,3 million light years separating the Solar System from the Euphrates star system which is halfway from the Milky Way to the Andromeda Galaxy; something that is physically impossible unless the planet was travelling faster than the speed of light or using shortcuts from point A to point B.
The two aforementionned points may be related to the presence of the black sun Ra in the vicinity of Lametal.

Lametal's Core, now orbiting Heavy Melder.

Source: Leiji Matsumoto, Queen Millenia TV series and film, Maetel Legend, Space Symphony Maetel.

dimanche 13 décembre 2009


The Noo is a consciousness that developed just after the Big Bang during Plank Time and encompassed all the universe until is was sealed outside of it by the laws of physics. At the dawn of the 4th Millenium AD a scientific expedition journeyed to the Hourglass Nebula and discovered the gate of Yedar, a passage leading to the dimension where Noo was bannished. The scientists were possessed by the Noo, which enabled it to interact with our universe. Its ultimate goal is to fully return to our universe by reclaiming a part of its original body-in this case, the Earth itself. The possessed warped the planet into an alternate dimension using a Density Serial Cannon. The space pirate Harlock tricked the Noo into shooting its ship the Arcadia with the weapon, allowing him to meet it on its own ground and restore the Earth.
Noo's influence on our dimension lies in creating fear in sentient beings and thereby enslaving their wills and driving them against one another.
Source: Leiji Matsumoto, Leijiverse, Endless Odyssey

samedi 12 décembre 2009


The Fesa are an advanced alien species which developed space faring capacities some at some point between 1 and 10 million years ago and established themselves on Tschai, chasing the Gjee who had previsouly settled on the planet. They are said to have then fled the light of the red star Hsi (although it remains unclear what is meant by this assertion.)
Source: Jack Vance, Planet of Adventure, The Pnume


The Gjee are an advanced alien species which developed space faring capacities some at some point between 1 and 10 million years ago and established themselves on Tschai where they founded eight empires beofre being expunged by the Fesa.
Source: Jack Vance, Planet of Adventure, The Pnume.

vendredi 11 décembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Mongo, a rogue planet that passed through our solar system in 1933. Mongo is an inhospitable planet, with various extreme climate zones. Travelers to Mongo must pass through a "Death Zone" on the way, described as being "a zone devoid of any force". Mongo has at least two recognised moons, one of them being the planetoid Lunita. Mongo is approximately one of the diameter of earth but has a gravitational density that is only slightly less. It is a relatively young world with towering mountains not yet worn smooth by time and many areas of volcanic activity. Its vegetation is still limited to isolated areas of botanical giants.
Mongovians are humanoid looking much like Earht humans, with some subspecies having some morphological particularities such as lionmen and hawkmen.
In 1933, the mongovians were living under the control of a dictator, Emperor Ming. The people of Mongo had progressed scientifically beyond Earth. According to Ming, "the reason for our success is that we possess none of the human traits of kindness, mercy or pity! We are coldly scientific and ruthless!" The capital of Mongo is Minog City, also known as Nascent City. The main currency is the gold mingol. The area around the Emperor's palace is desolate and devoid of vegetation. Giant dragons live in the nearby caves. Other vicious animals of Mongo include monkey men, orangopoids and white-striped, bear-like animals.
The oceans of Mongo are home to giant sea life, including eels, sharks, water dragons and octosaks.
The planet is socially and geographically divided in several realms and the major ones are:
* Arboria is a forest principality governed by Prince Barin
* Frigia, a frozen kingdom ruled by Barin's cousin, Queen Fria,
* Coralia is an underwater kingdom beneath the Sea of Mystery. It is located east of Arboria and is ruled by Queen Undina,
* The Land of the Lion Men also borders the Sea of Mystery, and is ruled by King Jugrid and Prince Thun,
* The Magnetic Mountains are located east of the Land of the Lion Men and became the base of operations for Ming, after he was deposed
* The Sky City of the Hawk Men is located north of the Magnetic Mountains, and the leader of this realm is King Vultan,
* Tropica is a continent of forests. It is directly east of the Sky City. Queen Desira rules Tropica.
* The Fire Lands are located on the east coast of Tropica.

jeudi 10 décembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Euterpe in the Milky Way Galaxy
Euterpians are a humanoid species of songsmiths who once travelled the Universe in ships piloted by sound waves. They became an space faring civilisation 150 millions years ago and became extinct about forty thousand years ago.
Source: DOctor WhoUniverse, Invasion of the Cat People


The Greld were a sentient insectoid species which developed an advanced civilisation. They specialised in arms dealing. They had six legs and two pairs of crab-like claws, mottled dark red shells, four stalked eyes, and leathery wings.
They started a space faring civilisation about 150 millions years ago and participated in the Millennium War. (PDA: The Quantum Archangel)
In 1587, the Greld came to Earht in Virginia and implanted mind-control devices in the colonists who lived in there. In 1609, they used their mind-controlled humans in an attempt to destroy the Armageddon Convention, but were defeated. (MA: The Empire of Glass)
Their homeworld was destroyed by the humans in the late 2900ies (NA: Original Sin)
SOurce: DOctor Who Universe (See links above)

mercredi 9 décembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Megara, a world orbiting around Deneb / Denef
The Greenies are a sentient bipedal batracian species. They have developed an early industrial level civilisation.
They are about four feet tall, brown or green skinned with webbed hands and feet, round heads with large globulous eyes, either black or yellow. Source: Edmund Hamilton, Captain Future, Captain Future and the Space Emperor (L'Empereur de l'Espace), Magic Moon (Silence, on tourne !)

mardi 8 décembre 2009


Planet of Origin: a dying Earth-like planet in the M Space Hunter Nebula.

The M Space hunter Nebula Aliens are an insectoid species looking much like human-sized cockroacheswhich developed sentience and civilisation after the fall of the previous owner of their homeworld disappeared, leaving behind a dying planet, long plagued by pollution. It remains unknown if those previous inhabitants left the planet or became extinct but they were said to have been much closer to humans than the insectoids are. It also remains unknowns if they themsleves developed space faring technology or if they inherited it from their predecessors .

The insectoids made a desperate attempt to invade Earth in the 1970ies, disgused as humans and using the alien monsters Gigan and King Ghidorah they controled via technoloigcal means but their attempt was thwarted by the earth mutant monsters Godzilla and Anguirus. They later formed a deal with the seatopian human subculture living under the earth and showed them how to control the Gigan cyborg but with as disastrous results. The exact nature of their deal remains unknown.

Source: Toho Universe, Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972), Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973).

lundi 7 décembre 2009



Planet of Origin; Dorca, in another galaxy of the Local Group, the same as Psychon.
The Dorcons are a humanoid species looking much like humand who have developed an expansive advances civilisation. They are conquerors who have built a vast interstellar empire. They have been known to have attacked Psychon in the past and use Psychon brain stem to achieve immortality.
Planet Entra and its lunar penal colony Ellna are probably part of the Dorcon empire.
Source: Space: 1999


Planet of Origin: Psychon (in another galaxy of the Local Group). Psychon had one moon, similar to Earth's one. As of the end of the second millenium, the planet has become geologically unstable.
Psychons are humanoids looking much like humand who developed an advanced civilisation and some space faring capacities. Some psychons are known to have developed psionic powers allowing them molecular transformation and/or mind control.
After attempted invasions by the Dorcons who abducted numbers of Psychons, the planet was left unstable. Either to find an new home or escape their aggressor, most of the inhabitants of the planet had left it by the beginning of the third millenium, leaving only the scientist Mentor and his daughter on the planet, trying to stabilise it with a biological computer named Psyche. Some escapees made contact with the Croton civilisation. Their insertion was complicated by the attempt by one of them to seize power through mind control.

Source: Space: 1999

dimanche 29 novembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Galman, distant of about 20 000 light years from Earth,
The Galmans are a humanoid species looking much like blue skin humans which developed an advanced interstellar technology a long time ago near the Milky Way's core.
At their height, they had expanded throughout the Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. However, as the Galman Empire waned, they lost control of their territories and were reduced to a few scant planets near their devastated homeworld. When the Bolar Union rose in power, they overtook Galman space and subjected it to severe living conditions. Of the scattered colonies outside the Milky Way, only the ones estalished on the twin planets of Gamilas / Iscandar managed to survive and prosper.
Circa 2200, Dessler, its leader, saved the Galman from complete destruction by freeing Galman from the grip of the Bolars. The Galman-Gamilas expanded into the Core region, the sagitarius and Orion arms. Their independance war from the Bolar Union resulted in the destruction of more than ten worlds, with the Bolar’s Planet Berth being the first casualty. Both sides used Planet-Destroying Missiles and Warp Missiles. Galman was laid waste by the arrival of the black galaxy phenomenon circa 2205.
Source: Leiji Matsumoto, Leijiverse, Space Battleship Yamato


The Dinguil civilization originated near the Orion Arm of the Milky Way. They were a philanthropic race that developed interstellar travel.
10 000 years ago, learning that waterworld Aquarius was approaching Earth, they came to conduct a massive rescue effort. The Dinguil saved many people from the flood. However, the humans they brought back with them eventually conquered them and wiped them out.
In 2203, The surviving Dinguil humans tried invade Earth after Aquarius flooded their home but failed.
Source: Leiji Matsumoto, Space Cruiser Yamato

jeudi 26 novembre 2009


The Illumidas are an aggressively militaristic humanoid species that developed an interstellar civilisation in the 2900ies, at which time they invaded the Earth. They have a large space fleet and move through space planet by planet, seeking to subdue and exploit other worlds. They are green skinned and only males of the species were ever seen.
They were wiped out by the Arcadians after an attempt to misuse the powere those had betwoed on them.
Source: Leiji Matsumoto, Space Pirate Captain Harlock universe in "Arcadia of my Youth" movie and "Endless Road SSX" TV seies.

vendredi 20 novembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Jajazikstack (now destroyed)
The Strangulous Stilletans were an aggressive sentient species who lived some billions of years ago. They were wiped out by the Silastic Armourfiend of Striterax.
Source: Douglas Adams, The Hithchiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Planet of Origin: Stug (now destroyed)
The Strenuous Garfighters were an aggressive sentient species who lived some billions of years ago. They were wiped out by the Silastic Armourfiend of Striterax.
Source: Douglas Adams, The Hithchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

mardi 17 novembre 2009



Tritovores are green-skinned humanoid insectoids with heads resembling those of flies. They communicate by clicking these mouth parts to produce sound and have simple, three-digit hands. They eat the faeces of other species. As of the 21st century, they have developed a peaceful trading space faring civilisation. They have developed telepathic translators allowing easy exchange with other species.
Source: Doctor Who Universe. (DW: Planet of the Dead)


The Flood were a viral species of unknown origin which as been sealed in the martian glacier by the reptilian ice warriors at some point in the past. Under this trapped state, they existed on the planet Mars until 2059.
Flood infects other lifeforms through exposition to liquid. Once a lifeform has been infected, it constantly produces water; the liquid dribbles out of the host's mouth and soaks through their clothes. It can produce further water to break through barriers and locks, and blast high-pressure sprays from their mouths and arms. The infected hosts show parched, cracked mouths, blackened teeth, and, after a while, faded blue eyes. Infection takes place quickly, but the Flood can cover up the physical symptoms for a short period of time.
Flood infecting different individuals maintain telephathic communication and emit high-pitched screams, capable of cracking open ice.
Source: Doctor Who Universe (DW: The Waters of Mars)

lundi 16 novembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Striterax (now destroyed)
The Silastic Armourfiends were a sentient species who lived some billions of years ago. They were so aggressive that without adversaries, they were could resort to automutilation until they become unconscious. They wrecked the surface of their planet, forcing the surviving population to live in bunkers deep below the surface.
During one of their wars, they asked the great computer Hactar to design them the ultimate weapon. Hactar created a hand-held bomb which would connect the core of every major sun via hyperspace, destroying the entire universe. They attempted to use the bomb to blow up a munitions dump, only to realise that Hactar had built a dud weapon since it could not conceive of an occasion when the use of such a weapon could be justified.
Eventually, after defeating the Strenuous Garfighters of Stug and the Strangulous Stilletans of Jajazikstack, they wiped themselves out.
Source: Douglas Adams, The Hithchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

mercredi 11 novembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Bane World (now destroyed)
The Bane are large, beige, vaguely cephalopod-like creatures who developed an aggressive space faring civilisation. They have 7 ambulatory tentacles; 3 on each side and another on their end; a large, single eye on their head and rings of tentacles around their mouths. There are pads on the undersides of their seven tentacles which allow them to walk across ceilings and floors, and a turtle-like shell on the back. They have the ability to read and rewrite memories on others. Born in eggs, they are the spawns of a much larger organism known as the Mother bane. When individual Bane failed, they are eaten alive.
A Bane group that survived the destruction of their world tried and failed to invade Earth in 2008.
Source: Docto Who Universe, (SJA: Invasion of the Bane, (SJA: The Lost Boy)


The Veil were a reptilian humanoid species which developed a space faring civilisation. They are known to have conquered several worlds long before humans appeared on Earth. At some point, the Veil homeworld was turned into a ball of ice when their sun was extinguished
They had scaly skin and horns of various size protruding from their head and shoulders. They also had a long tongue which it could flail and retract at will. They had special biological powers that allowed them to hide in the bodies of other beings and stun them as well through simple contact. The veil species has no genetic reference to the Earth's reptiles.
Source: Doctor Who universe. SJA: Prisoner of the Judoon


Planet of Origin: unknown in another galaxy
The Ancients are an advanced humanoid race who developed an intergalactic civilisation millions ago and eventually ascended to a state of pure energy on a "higher plane" of existence. They are best known as the builders of the Stargates networks found in the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxy.
Millions of years ago, a philosophical division emerged among them. Some grew more and more fervent in their religious belief, while others adopted a more scientific and rational outlook. Ultimately, the two groups split apart and began to oppose each other. The religious ones, aka the Ori, decided to destroy the non-believers who, rather than to fight them, left for what they called Avalon, the Milky Way.
There, they built an impressive empire, a vast network of stargates linking all their colonies and sent ships to spread Stargates to other galaxies. Among the planets they settled was Earth. As the planet's original Stargate in Antarctica was the oldest gate ever encountered, Earth was probably one of their more important worlds and the departure point of their stargate spreading ships. Eventually, they were afflicted with a plague tailored by the Ori. Most fled. Those who remained in the Milky Way galaxy either ascended or died out.
Those who fled to the Pegasus Galaxy settled on a planet they named 'Lantea'. Finding Pegasus devoid of sentient life, they seeded it with humans and Stargates. At some point they encountered a leech-like organism called the 'Iratus bug', which possessed impressive healing and immunological capabilities. Through feeding on humans, this organism absorbed genetic information from them and eventually evolved into the vampire-like Wraith.
The Wraith developed into an advanced but violent hive society while avoiding the attention of the Ancients until they felt their number big enough to confront them. Despite the Ancients' technological superiority, the Wraith overwhelmed them. The Ancients fled back to the Milky Way throught the Antarctica Stargates. Some stayed on Earth, spreading out to distant lands and helping to populate them, Others departed the planet, to live out their days on other worlds and allied themselves with the Nox, the Furlings and the Asgard. The remainder chose isolation in which to meditate and seek enlightenment. This would eventually lead to a spiritual ascension for some.
After their ascension, the ancients continued to oppose their former nemesis, the Ori, who had also reached Enlightenment. Although the two factions were deadlocked in strength, until, in 2007, a superweapon designed by the ancients was used by humans to destroy the Ori.
Source: Stargate TV series

lundi 26 octobre 2009


Planet of Origin: Kirwin
The Kiwi are a bibepal species whihc developed a peaceful space faring civilisation as of the 21st century. They are allies of the Andorians while being very much their opposite; whereas the Andorians are a highly technical society and coolly logical people, the Kiwi are very "down-to-earth" and emotional.
Source: Galaxy Ranger


Planet of Origin: Andor
The Andorians are tall and distinguished humanoids who have developed a highly technical and cool logical peaceful spacefaring civilisation as of the the 21st century and invented the andorian hyperdrive and are allied with the Kiwi. They avoid violence and often protect themselves with a personal force field. However, if imprisoned or caged, they loses control of his emotions and undergoes a de-evolution to a savage beast.
Source: Galaxy Ranger

mercredi 21 octobre 2009


Unamed alien produced as a toy in the eighties by english toy company Britain's.


Neptunians are advanced humanoid who communicate telepathically. As of the year 2100, under the rule of their leader Tyro, they have been known to kidnap human colonists on their way to Pluto to use as slave workers as their own bodies have atrophied.
Source: Space Patrol (Planet Patrol in USA) 1962 UK TV series by Roberta Leigh.

mardi 13 octobre 2009


Planet of Origin: Emerald, Milky Way galaxy
Emeraldians are humanoids who developed a peaceful advanced civilisation. They were wiped out by chemical gas by the Zelans when they refused to subject to them in the 1970ies.
Source: [大空魔竜ガイキング] Daiku Maryu Gaiking (Gaiking) Episode 40 - Fuji TV, Asahi Tsushinsha, Toei Animation, Dynamic Planning [大空魔竜ガイキング] Gaiking Daiku Maryu (Gaiking) - Fuji TV, Asahi Tsushinsha, Toei Animation, Dynamic Planning. This entry was possible due to the informations found of the fantastic site Encirobopedia.


Planet: Zela Sigma, orbiting the star Zela, 6000 Light years from Earth in the constellation of Cyngus. Zela was destroyed by a nearby balck hole in 1977. Zelans are humanoids with green skin and pointy ears who developed a peaceful non-expansionnist advanced civilisation who developed space travel. They built a computer to manage their society. The machine, named Darius, took over when the planet was menaced of destruction by a black hole and established a dictatorship. The population was moved to underground dwellings as planetary surface was deteriorating and mesures were taken to relocate on another planet, namely Earth. Large chunks of the population was brainwashed and transformed into birdmens, the stormtroopers of the zelan army. Dissidents, mainly pacifists, were stigmatised but tolerated and kept alive for future use. In the end the civilians were abandonned on Zela as it was about to fall into the blakc hole while the army left the planet for an all-out attack on Earth, near Mount Fuji. The Zelan attackers will be destroyed and the civilians will escape the destruction of their world in one of their underground city turned into a makeshift spaceship. Source: [大空魔竜ガイキング] Daiku Maryu Gaiking (Gaiking) - Fuji TV, Asahi Tsushinsha, Toei Animation, Dynamic Planning [大空魔竜ガイキング] Gaiking Daiku Maryu (Gaiking) - Fuji TV, Asahi Tsushinsha, Toei Animation, Dynamic Planning. This entry was possible due to the informations found of the fantastic site Encirobopedia.


Planet of Origin: Abernax, Milkwy Way galaxy
Abernaxians are a species that developed a peaceful advanced space-faring civilisation. While non expansive, they sometimes visit other worlds as discrete obervers.
Abernaxians' upper body is vaguely reminiscent of an human's one but much leaner, with a noseless face that looks that of an antique doll. Their lower body seems to be a robe like limb on whihc they hover above the ground. Their lifespan appears to be extremely long as one representative was present in ancient Greece and still on Earth around 12000 AD.
Source: Clifford D. Simak, Cemetery World

samedi 26 septembre 2009


The Gaizok is a gigantic organic alien computer of unknown origin able to travel through space . It is using a strikeforce of humanoid soldiers and giant robotic war machines to do its bidding. It was built react to negative emotions with the power to decide whether a negatively oriented lieforms has the right to live or not. Its excessive zele and severity made him destroy peaceful worlds such as Beal, some centuries ago, and, if it had not been stopped in the 1977, Earth.
As it described itself prior to itrs destruction: "... I was built to destroy all living when they start having bad thoughts against each other ..."
Gaizok leads a servant species of green skinned humanoids with long pointy ears. It remains unknown if this species was initially Gaizok's creators which are now being used by it, a subdued species to which it gave technology, hired mercenaries or a biologically engineered slave race.
Source: Source: [無敵超人ザンボット3] Muteki Chojin Zambot 3 (Zambot 3) - Sotsu Agency, Nagoya TV, Nippon Sunrise. More informations can be found on the fantastic site Encirobot (from which the pictures shown here are taken).


Planet of Origin: Beal
Bealians are a humanoid species which developed a peaceful advanced civilisation. While non-expansive, it did possess space faring technology and knwe how to build powerful robotic war machines. Bealians seem to have been undistinguishable from humans apart from the fact that they have much longer lifespans.
Their planet was destroyed by the Gyzok some centuries ago. Some survivors came to Earth, but all save one perished saving the planet from being invaded by the same aliens which destroyed their world.
Source: [無敵超人ザンボット3] Muteki Chojin Zambot 3 (Zambot 3) - Sotsu Agency, Nagoya TV, Nippon Sunrise

jeudi 24 septembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Ipsiloniali Y / Star Y.
The Shayzack are a humanoid species that developed space travel. They sent an expedition to Earth to collaborate with Professor Kato for the study of time machine. But the expedition's military commander, Goldeus, transformed what was a scientific mission in a military invasion,. using giant mechanical monsters, thereby distorting the true intentions of the people alien.
Source: [超人戦隊バラタック] Choujin Sentai Balatack (Balatack) - Toei Animation, Tv Asahi. Info based on the fantastic site (Pics taken from there).

BLASTERS - ブラスター

Blasters are a humanoid species that developed an aggressive space faring civilisation. The tried to conquer Earth in the early 21st century using giant mechanical monsters after having previosuly destroyed another world. They use the numeric system in their social hierarchy.
Source: [アストロガンガー] Astroganger (Astroganga) - Knack Animation. Information based on the fantastic site (Picture also from site).

mercredi 23 septembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Talos IV in the Talos star group in the Milky Way Galaxy.
The Talosians were an aged, cerebral, sentient, humanoid species who were once a technologically advanced culture but a nuclear holocaust left their planet virtually uninhabitable and killed most of the species. The survivors of the nuclear war congregated in underground dwellings, where they became dependent on their mental ability to create stunningly real illusions, an ability that had been developed by their ancestors. As their mental powers grew, they lost the ability to use the technology left behind by their ancestors. The Talosians found that life using illusion was addictive, almost like a human developing a physical and psychological dependence on narcotics. They became bored with the content of the illusions which they had. Their dependence upon these illusions for mental stimuli caused the Talosians to begin capturing space travelers to use as the living basis for their illusions.
Note: The Talosians look a lot like the Ovoids and Rigellians from the Marvel Universe (and share mental powers with the latter).
Source: Star Trek Universe (TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie, Part I")


Planet of Origin: Zetar
When their planet began dying some time around the 14th century, the last hundred survivors planned on leaving the planet when one last cataclysmic event occurred, destroying their corporeal existence. They continued living as a pattern of lights and energy, containing their thoughts, desires, hopes, minds, their very will to live.
Capable of high-warp speeds, this group took to traveling through space for a millennium, seeking a humanoid with a compatible physiology that they could inhabit and live out their lives through.
Durign their first contact with mankind in 2269, some Zetarians brutally took over a humanoid body outright, shoving aside the resident consciousness to make room for their own. In seeking out humanoids, they killed countless lifeforms by burning out sections of their brains. Their energy patterns also disrupted delicate computer systems.
Source: Star Trek Universe (TOS: "The Lights of Zetar")

mardi 22 septembre 2009


Planet of origin: Selay in the Beta Renner star system, in the Milky Way
Selays are carnivorous reptilians that developed a space faring civilisation as of the 23rd century. They resemble upright bipedal serpents with two arms.
They evolved in the same system as the Anticans and their civilisation developed as about the same pace, with a similar level of technology. They entered hostilities as soon as they discovered each other. After several decades of contained war and unconstrained hatred, both simultaneously applied for Federation membership in 2366 after having made contact with it in the early 24th century. Federation mediators were able to resolve the conflict and both inhabited worlds were added to the Federation.
Source: Star Trek (TNG: "Lonely Among Us")
Note: The Selay species was designed by Andrew Probert.


The Isolus are tiny empathic creatures which resembled white flowers with streaming tendrils. They are born as spores and travel through space using solar winds in heat-powered pods that grow for thousands of years until they reach their adulthood. These young Isolus also required strong emotions, specifically love, to survive. Isolus travelled in groups of around 4 billion and required constant companionship to feed off the love of their siblings.
In order to pass the time through their journey toward adulthood, they have the power to project fantasy worlds to play in and bring inanimate objects to life.
In 2012, one Isolus was separated from its siblings after a solar flare. It landed on Earth and searched for heat and a friend and caused much havok before being able to get bakc to its family.
Source: Doctor Who Universe, Fear Her

lundi 21 septembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Zanti
Zanti are Rodent-sized ant-like insectoid creatures who developed a peaceful space faring civilisation. They made contact with Earht in the 1960ies when they demanded that Earth be used as a penal colony for its misfits.Landing in a remote rural area of the planet Earth, these six-legged aliens broke out of their prison ship and began to attack the nearby population. These hostile little critters were convicted criminals from the planet Zanti whose civilization had rocketed them to our world to be destroyed. In the ensuing battle, these tiny but vicious criminals were stomped, and shot into extinction. The Zanti then sent a message of thanks to have done a task they could not do as their moral code prohibited them from killing their own kind.
Source: THE OUTER LIMITS/ABC/1963-65. "The Zanti Misfits"


The Furry aliens are a sexuate small (about 2 feet tall) humanoid species who developed a space faring civilisation and a technology that allows them to enlarge themselves to human size. Three indiivduals of the species briefly came to Earth in 1989 and absorbed american culture by watching ten minutes of television.
Source: Earth Girls are Easy (1989)


The only known contact between humanity and the parasites happened in 1998 in Herrington, Ohio when a colony of the species tries dot take over a highschool by infection and infiltration. How and from where did they arrive remains unknown.
They appeared as small aquatic creatures that remained in a 'hibernative' state when on land. However, once infesting a human body or within water, the parasite became very active. Their small 'teeth' were capable of cutting human flesh. It sprouted tentacle-like fins around its form to move around its environment which also were perhaps used to 'fuse' with the host. Hosts infected were nearly incapable of being distinguished from non-infected hosts but the parasites were vulnerable to certain drug compounds inhaled through the nostrils which hurt them greatly. Once inside the host, the tentacles would link to the hosts body extensively. They granted increased strength and the hosts were capable of extending some of these tentacles outside the body into the form of tongues. The hosts were also remarkably preserved by the parasites and even decapitation did not kill them or the host, with the limb chopped off being reconnected. They were also capable of sprouting tentacles to move across its environment.
The queen or mother organism organism was actually human sized and able to shape shift between its normal form and that of its host which it seemed to have completely sbsorbed. The mother organism possessed many tentacles that were very strong and was capable of 'spitting' out its 'offspring' to infect new hosts. As the queen and its offspring were linked, its death would destroy the race without any harm to the hosts.
SOurce: The Faculty (1998)


The Puppet Masters are sentient stingray shaped exo-parasites which has somehow developed or most probably acquired space travel technology. Their forms are aerodynamic allowing them to glide through the air and use their tendril-like tongues, that can shoot out and pierce rocks, to aid them in movement. They could wrap their bodies and form a ball like shape where it would hibernate until a host would approach. They can reproduce without partners and transmit their genetic memory to their offspring.
Once arriving on a planet, Puppet Masters attempt to infiltrate the indigenous society. The initial infectees attempt to behave normally and trick new hosts into being infected by other parasites. This process of infiltration and implantation continue until the parasites dominate the environment.
Infection requires the parasites to attach themselves to the back of the host where a tongue-like tendril comes out the the creature's mouth and drill into the neck and two suckers take control of the host's nervous system. Once implanted by the parasite, the host serves as the creatures puppet and benefits from improved strength due to a stimulation of the adrenaline gland. They are also capable of taking far more punishment and damage from outside attacks then a normal human. Should the host be trapped or wounded, the parasite can abandon it and fly away. While the parasites work on a collective goal, they are individualistic and do not possess a hive-mind. Information is shared either verbally or chemically through 'feelers' on the back of the parasite which connect to the feelers of another parasite.
They are vulnerable to neurological diseases as their bodies were dominated by neural tissue.
Note: Apart from their shape, They are somewhat similar to the Goa'uld of SG-1.
Source: Puppet Masters film.


Planet of Origin: Moon
They were some rather nice creature living on the Moon a long time ago. But the vermicious knids ate the lot.
Source : Rohald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, 1972


Planet of Origin: Twilo
The Twilo-ites were the product of a nightmare experienced by comedy writer Rob Petrie (played by Dick Van Dyke) after he watched a late show thriller about aliens from outer space. In his dream Rob discovers that he is the last earthling who has not yet been possessed by aliens from the planet Twilo. The Twilo-ites had eyes in the back of their head, ate walnuts, and spoke with a British accent. They subdued earthlings by exposing them to the chemical Absorbitron. The Twilo-ite's leader Kolak took the form of Danny Thomas, and eloquent man dressed in bowler hat and cane who happened to be billed as the weekly guest star on "The Alan Brady Show." As Rob returned to the safety of his home, he opened his front entry closet only to find his wife, Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) inside lying ontop of thousands of walnuts (the favorite food of Twilo-ites). As Rob's nightmare climaxed, Kolak and all those possessed by him encircled him. But just then, Rob woke up.
Note: This surreal episode was nominated as the fifteenth all time favorite episodes in a survey of "100 Greatest Episodes of All Time" (TV Guide 6/28/1997)
Source: episode No. 51 "It May Look Like a Walnut" (2/6/1963) on the classic sitcom THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW/CBS/1961-66. (Text taken from the TV Acres website).


Planet of Origin: Vermes (18427000000 miles from Earth)
Green-brown, with slimy skin and large eyes, at rest, It 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 turn 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

dimanche 20 septembre 2009


It remains unclear if Tommyknockers are indeed an alien species or victims of an alien gas that turns individuals of other species into Tommyknocker creatures, drone like beings who instinctively follow some comportemental patterns, such as adapt existing technological material to fit Tommyknockers's needs and create new Tommyknockers. The nature of the gas, an alien tool or a lifeform of its own, remains unknown but its effects have been witnessed in the late twenthieth century in New England.
Upon exposure to an alien atmosphere, the gas is released through oxidation into the surrounding area. Initial exposure to small amounts of the gas results in any sentient creature mutating into a Tommyknocker, a process they refer to as "the becoming." Less advanced creatures are incapable of adapting to the gas and are subsequently killed off by it. The first stage begins with the person gaining the ability to improve (but not understand) the surrounding technology. As the amount of alien gas in the air increases, continued exposure results in the person undergoing drastic change as their teeth and hair fall out and their personalities become increasingly unstable. In the final stages, their skin fades to translucent, their blood congeals and turns green, sexual characteristics fade away, and they become incapable of surviving outside of the gas's influence. Likewise, any person entering the contaminated area during the final stages of the becoming will suffer physical damage similar to radiation poisoning and quickly die.
Tommykockers appear as humanoid creatures taller than a human due to abnormally long legs, feet that ended in a single over-sized claw each, and extended dog-like faces with gray translucent skin and milky colored eyes. Their species lacks any distinctive gender and also possesses telepathic abilities which they use to communicate with each other as well as read the minds of any who aren't like them. Yet despite their hive consciousness and their level of scientific skill, the Tommyknockers are little more than "cavemen from space," who are able to improve technology but not to create it or even harness it to its greatest capabilities. They also have the mentality of unruly children, cooperating only in the most dire circumstances and frequently turning on each other at the slightest provocation.
A Tommyknocker sapceship once crashlanded on Earth due to a fight that had broken out among its pilots. Cast in the shape of an immense flying saucer, the alien vessel was piloted by mental control and powered by the life force of lower-ranking Tommyknockers. The ship stayed burried for centuries until it was exposed to Earht's atmosphere and its gas was released, starting the Tommyknocker process.
Source: Stephen King's Tommykncockers.


Planet of Origin: Vortex, the third planet orbiting the star Cassandra in the head of the constellation Pegasus.
The Vortex are able to adapt quickly to new environments, evolving into new forms and/or hybridating with local creatures in order to create new lifeforms and are capable of bioengineering to some extent, as well. The Vortex life forms come in several different shapes. All appear to be at least partially, if not mostly or completely, aquatic.
  • Larva – Vortex larvae are clear, and shaped like a slightly squashed teardrop; at the large end of the "drop" are two tentacles that look like a chain of bubbles.
  • Drones are green or blue in color and have heads shaped like ridged, bladed peanuts, along with thin bodies.
  • Soldiers appear similar in shape to dolphins, but are black and very skeletal in appearance, in addition to looking more machine than anima, with exaggerated skull-like head, or ridged, bladed head similar to the standard Vortex drones. These were bioengineered on Earth to withstand high water pressures; they will explode if they get too close to the surface.
  • Queen – The Vortex Queen is the mother of all Vortex life forms, and the most intelligent among them. She looks like an extremely large, disembodied Vortex Drone head. Her tongue is prehensile and has claspers at the end that can pull unlucky prey into her insides.
  • Jellyfish – Bioengineered jellyfish that behave much like Earht’s jellyfish, they are brown with black spots and they possess one single tentacle at the base of their bodies. They are poisonous even for the Vortex themselves.
  • Amoebas – Bioengineered Blob-like creatures capable of travelling through water and air alike. Being airborne seems to weaken them. They are very sensitive to sonars.
The Vortex are a technologically advanced species, They come to harvest from the Earth's oceans every 500 of Earth's years, when the planets are in alignment, because they have lost their own ability to make food. The Vortex hives are mechanical, with cannon-like structures that shoot what may be organic "bullets" for defense in addition to very strong currents of water hostile to non-Vortex life. The hives are mostly underwater, though some parts situated above the surface have been seen; whether this was intentional or a result of falling water levels is unknown. The Vortex know how to produce electricity, and they are known to possess a powerful weapon capable of destroying entire cities located on other planets. According to some legends, Atlantis was destroyed by this weapon.

Sources: Ecco the Dolphin Ecco the Dolphin, Ecco: The Tides of Time, videogames, created by Ed Annunziata, Based on Wikipedia Entry.

samedi 19 septembre 2009


Planet of Origin: Birkeel, the third planet orbiting the star Jantsak in the Wilky Way galaxy.
A highly enlightened and peace-loving species, the Ovoids successfully conquered death itself. Able to place their essences in fresh, new bodies when their old ones had become too aged or infirm, the Ovoids were virtually immortal.
Although their overall popualtion is of 5 millions individuals, they have developed a space faring but non-expansionnist civilisation.
They possess the mental ability of telekinesis.
They are thin 8 ft tall humanoids with an enlarged heads and yellow skin, and therefore look a lot like taller rigellians but no proof has yet been given leading to believe that both species are related.
Source: Fantastic Four #10 (January, 1963)


Planet of Origin: Rigel 3, in the Milky Way Galaxy
Rigellians are humnaoid species which developed an interstellar technocratic empire. Their leaders are generally elected due to their high intelligence. Their leader is known as the Grand Commissioner.
They are a humanoid species, looking much like humans with larger heads and a yellow skin tone. They possess psionic abilities which allow them to control others mentally or physicallyt. They can also mentally change their physical density at the speed of thought which allows them to resist any physical forces. They thrive to build an empire via colonization.
The Rigellians are skilled in robotics and have created a race of robotic lifeforms called the Recorders. The Recorders are generally used as scouts to explore new territory and report back to the Rigellians.
Their overall population is of 17.7 billions individuals.
They possess Advanced warp-drive starships, manipulation of subatomic particles, teleportation, robotics, ability to move planets via tractor beams and space warps.
Note: Although smaller, they otherwise look much like Ovoids.
Source: Marvel Universe: Thor #131 (1966)


Planet of Origin: Basic chemical compounds from which the Chigs evolved came from Earthm but their evolution took place on the single moon orbiting the Chig homeworld, where they evolved. This moon is sacred to the Chigs because it is where life originated via panspermia and where Chigs still go to be born.
Chigs are a humanoid species which developed a space faring civilisation. They have small, black eyes in recessed eye sockets, with gills on the sides of their head and large, jutting chins. They appear to be unable to survive in atmospheres that support human life as both air and water are poison to them and they must wear armored life-support systems that provide them with the methane they need to breathe.
The Chigs actually evolved from bacteria that originated on Earth billions of years ago: an asteroid collision threw these bacteria into space, carried by meteorites, where they eventually landed on the Chig sacred moon. Life on Earth had already advanced to the eukaryote stage of development, the rate of evolution proceeded slightly faster for the bacteria on their new world, allowing life there to evolve to the point that it could produce the sentient Chigs at roughly the same time that modern humans evolved.
As of the 21st century. Chigs have faster-than-light spacefaring technology and advanced weapon systems. They use a combination of plasma-based energy weapons and ballistic missiles for their aerospace fighters and capital ships. Chig ground forces use anti-gravity hover tanks, anti-personnel plasma weapons and flamethrowers. The Chigs also possess large battleships and a destroyer class vesselr. They also developed a stealth fighter with a hull impervious to standard aerial cannon fire.
Source: Space, Above and Beyond.

vendredi 18 septembre 2009


The Silver Ghosts are an highly advanced non-humanoid species. They are most unique in appearance, being large floating spheres of silvery chrome protecting a fragile inner body. They are largely benevolent explorers, concerned more with science and experimentation than conquest. They come from a world devastated by a supernova early in their history; despite being abandoned to the cold of space ("the Heat Sink" as they called it), the Ghosts survived. The Ghosts are often associated with forbidden experiments, as they frequently toy with the laws of nature to advance their own knowledge.
Source: Stephen Baxter, Xeelee Sequence