vendredi 9 juillet 2010


Planet of Origin: Polymos, a world far from a red star with very little tectonic activity.
The Nestene Consciousness is a telepathic gestalt entity of pure psychic energy, somewhat amorphous or cephalopod-like in appearance. It developed on the planet Polymos, which it completely infused, destroying all other life on it.
It has the ability to transport sections of its mind through radio waves and possess plastic, shunting some of its consciousness into it or create a body out of it, allowing it to manipulate its surroundings.
Consciousness bits travel through space in hollow spheres known as energy units. These units make planetfall in formation, appearing like normal meteorites . Once the consiousness within those spheres is recombined and placed in an environment tank the Nestene will take on a form that it believes to be perfectly adapted to the planet on which it has landed.
Usually, the first spheres to arrive will attempt to place a local being under some form of mental control to regroup all the units together and fashion plastic automatons known as Autons, which may include replicas of key authority figures as well as simpler automatons. The Nestene will then use the Autons as an army to conquer the planet.
Source: Doctor Who Universe.

jeudi 10 juin 2010


Planet of Origin: Amalda in the Amaldia system
The Arnor were a powerful civilization that existed millions of years ago and which got politically divided in two factions, one calling themselves Arnor, the other one, Dread Lords. As the Dread Lords were on the brink of conquering the galaxy, the Arnor , on the brink of extinction, sealed them away into a pocket universe. It remains unknown what happened to them afterward.
Source: Galactic Civilizations


Planet of Origin: Altaria, a planet orbiting Altaris. Relocated to Dratha in the Drathis system after a war with the altarians.
The Drath Legion is a reptilian civilization that was nearly wiped out by their homeworld's other more numerous sentient species, the Altarians during a dominance war and who consider themselves the true Altarians. The Drath are passive-aggressive manipulators, remaining hidden and pulling the strings on the weak and powerful alike with subtlety in mind and seemingly infinite patience.
Source: Galactic Civilizations

mardi 8 juin 2010


Planet of origin: Alfava Metraxis, the seventh planet orbiting Dundra, in the Gan belt.
The Aplans are a peaceful bicephal humanoid species. Each heads has its own intelligence and personalities. They are prolific builders, and erected notable landmarks including the Aplan Mortaria, sometimes known as Mazes of the Dead, large subterranean labyrinths with tombs in the walls, adorned with statues of the dead. The Mazes hassix levels, representing the ascent of the soul in the Aplan religion. The Aplans adept at recording their social, cultural and political history.
In the 47th century, a large population of Weeping Angels came to Alfava Metraxis and hunted the Aplans to extinction, the Angel colony lacked any further energy source and over the centuries, the being energy deprived began to degrade and went into hibernation. After the Angels fell into a Crack in Time in the 51th century, they stopped existing, which means the Aplans could still be existing.
In the 49th century, the planet was terraformed by human settlers. As a result, the atmosphere boasted a high level of oxygen and a low amounts of toxins. It had an oxygen-rich atmosphere, and an eleven-hour day. During the 49th century, humans terraformed the planet and by the 51st century, six billion settlers had come to live there.
Source: Doctor Who universe, (DW: The Time of Angels)

lundi 7 juin 2010


Planet of Origin: Saturnyne, an earth-type planet with huge bodies of water.
The Saturnynians are amphibians with fish and crustacean traits, They have a vaguely humanoid upper body, a fishlike head with sharp teeth and lobster-like lower body. They have a strong sensitivity to ultraviolet light, being repelled by smaller amounts and being incinerated by large amounts.
They are capable of converting some other species (like Humans) into Saturnynians by draining them of their blood and replacing it with their blood.
Some time in the species' history their home-world was besieged by the cracks in the universe, ranging from small cracks to cracks that consume the planet's sky. At first the cracks appeared to pose no real danger and the aliens were able to observe other worlds through some of them. Eventually, however, the true nature of the cracks became apparent and Saturnyne was lost. Some took their chances with the cracks that showed other worlds and fled to worlds with oceans like their own planet. One colony made it to Venice in 1580 but was only able to survive on Earth for a short while.
Source: Doctor Who universe (DW: The Vampires of Venice)

lundi 31 mai 2010


Planet of Origin: Terra Alpha (human designation), am Earth size planet with a yellow-purplish atmosphere.
The Pipe People are 4 feet tall humanoids which developed a preindustrial civilisation. They were forced to live underground when humans colonised their planet. They assisted the human working class in a rebellion against the colonial regime which led to a subsequent peaceful cohabitation.
Source: Doctor Who Universe, (DW: The Happiness Patrol)

lundi 12 avril 2010


The Star Whales are ancient giant peaceful spacebound sentient creatures. They had several flippers and tentacle like protrusions on their backs and are capable of surviving in the vacuum of space. According to legend, they guided early space travellers through dangers on their journeys through space. By the 29th century, the species is believed extinct save for one, who is theorised to be the last of its kind.
Source: Doctor Who Universe, DW: The Beast Below


The multi-form species is a sentient lifeform naturally gelatinous, appearing as a snakelike mass of glowing tendrils with a mouth full of sharp teeth. Capable of creating a perception filter to stop itself being seen, or to hide anything it wants to hide, it is highly polymorph. Having created a psychic link to a living but dormant creature, it can then copy the appearance of that creature or of anything they dream about. Coma patients provide the perfect live feed. They can live for millenia.

One specimen of the species, Prisonner Zero, a known galactic criminal, was locked up in an interdimensionnal prison on Earth by the Atrax for years until 2010.

Source: Doctor Who Universe, DW: The Eleventh Hour


The Atraxi are a galactic police force.
Working in groups, they resemble eyeballs four meters in diameter around which orbits a ring-like crystalline snowflake structure.
They are capable of atmosheric as well as of interstellar flight. They can perform planetary scanning tasks in a 'searchlight' fashion and lock a planet inside a force field inside of which they can incinerate it in 20 minutes.
They appear to have a very factual, analytical and emotionless kind of intelligence.
They are known to use extradimensionnal prison in which they lock up galactic criminals.
Source: Doctor Who Universe, (DW: The Eleventh Hour)

samedi 23 janvier 2010


Planet of Origin: planet Zaran II, the second planet of the Byrdica/Zaran system.
The Zaranites are a mammalian humanoid species known to the Federation during the mid-23rd century. They are fluorine breathers, requiring them to wear gas masks and protective suits in Earth-like environments.
The Zaran are a hunting species, and the females are known to have psionic powers which enable them to attract males by arousing hormones in both sexes. The arousal of hormones means that a life-bond is formed between a couple. The Zaran were first encountered by humans in the 2070s, and soon came under the control of a group of humans known as the Totality. The jewelry they wore is made from horns of the Berbbotjahaa; the top part of the necklace indicates their family, while the bottom identifies each individual.
The Federation made its diplomatic first contact with this race in 2257.
Source: Star Trek


Planet of Origin: Tholia (Tholis)
The Tholiansare an extremely xenophobic, non-humanoid hermaphroditic silicon based species with a propensity for precision who developed a space faring civilisation as of the 22nd century.
They are living mineral formations with their cells being mostly crystalline although they are believed to contain a fluid medium which carries out metabolic processes. Their skins are mostly faceted with each Tholian seemingly bearing a unique color scheme with an infinite variety of tones being present amongst them.
They breathe through a form of anaerobic respiration with a methane-chlorine mixture being used. While their cells' functions resemble those of humanoid cells, Tholian cells contain an electrical charge in each cell nucleus. The Tholians also possess some form of electromagnetic organnelle within their bodies.
Tholians are approximately the same height as a Human and are incased in an exoskeleton. They have six thin legs that makes it possible for the being to move in any direction quickly; the legs are articulated with joints roughly corresponding to the knee and ankle of humanoid species. Each leg ends in a multi-toed foot. The legs are attached at the base of the torso and are radially symmetric. There are two arms; each has joints analogous to the humanoid elbow and wrist, and each arm ends in a multi-fingered hand. They have no neck but two glowing spots near the top of their torso. They turn these to face individuals with whom they interact, which suggests they have some sort of information-gathering organ. Tholians have two sexes, but each individual had both sets of sexual organs. They exist at high temperatures – in excess of 450 Kelvin (177 °C, 350 °F). They can tolerate lower temperatures for a brief period of time; if they are exposed to too low temperatures, their carapace cracks. In temperatures even lower, a Tholian would freeze solid and shatter.
The Tholians possess a form of networked intelligence in addition to their sentience as individuals. Whilst they do share their memories between generations or familial structures, the process did not create a "hive mind". They also possess a kind of shared memory archive for their species known as the Lattice.
Tholians are naturally able to emit various forms of radiation, which they can modulate to communicate over short distances but they communicate primarily through a series of clicks and chirps.
The head governmental unit of the Tholians is the Tholian Assembly. During the mid-22nd century, the Vulcans had limited contact with the Assembly. Contact with the Tholians over the next century would be sporadic but aggressive and territorial. Tholians rarely advanced very far from their home system, and are known to kill outsiders caught trespassing in their territory. They were also known to frequently annex surrounding systems outside of the Assembly, to further isolate their territory.
Source: Star Trek: (ENT: "Future Tense", "In a Mirror, Darkly"; TOS: "The Tholian Web"; DS9: "For the Cause"; TNG: "Captain's Holiday")

mercredi 20 janvier 2010


An aggressive humanoid species which developed an expansive space faring civilisation, "The Omara are a nomadic species from beyond the Rim worlds. Theives and killers who have raided dozens of planets..." Their forces were wiped out in the 21st century by a batalion of the League of Planets jsut prior to an attempted invasion of planet Altor in the Epsilon Eridani system.
Source: Space Precinct, Seek and Destroy


Planet of Origin: Melmac, which was destroyed in the 1980ies, leaving but a few survivors.
Melmacians are a species of short-statured sapients of omnivorous mammalianoid, furry bipedals with dense, usualy brown fur covering their entire bodies, except for their faces, they have large feet and four-fingered hands. They have a lifespan of around 650 years. By the inclusion of a plant called the Carl Shrub in their diet, Melmacians are also immune to infectious disease. Their blood is green-colored and they have ten major organs in their bodies, eight of which are stomachs. When a Melmacian eats excessively, instead of getting fatter like most species, they get denser. Eating enormous quantities of food might be extremely dangerous, as it puts them at risk of physical implosion. If a Melmacian spends too much time without eating enough, they will partially lose their sense of reality and start regressing to a hunter state, searching for food in the wilds.
Melmacians have developed an advanced space faring civilisation.
Source: Alf

* Gordon Shumway, more commonly known by his nickname, ALF, was one of the survivors of the great catastrophe that befell the planet Melmac. He made it to Earth and lived with a Human family for a few years in the 1980s.
* Skip was a male Melmacian who was another survivor of the destruction of Planet Melmac.
* Rhonda was a female Melmacian who was another survivor of the destruction of Planet Melmac.

mardi 19 janvier 2010


Planet of Origin: Kliben
Kliben are a sentient bipedal species that developed an advanced civilisation with space travel capacities as of the 21st century. They are purple skinned and have a large head with four tentacle like appendages coming out of its back. They possess two pair of arms with thick human like hands.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct

lundi 18 janvier 2010


Planet of Origin: Outlander Homeworld, presumably not that far from Earth
The Outlanders are a race of humans of the Outlander Planet. They are conquerors and settlers. Circa 700 AD, They had invaded and conquered many worlds, including the Moorwen Planet, they use powerfull weapons and armors fabricated with super strong metal.
SourceL: Outlanders Movie


Planet of Origin: Moorwen planet
The Moorwens are a race of non-sentient or possibly semi-sentient quadruped carnivors that were the main predators of planet Moorwen, a world with no sentient speceis. Due to the bombing of their planet and subsequent hunting down of survivors in the 8th century by Outlander settlers, they are extinct.
After the planet was settled by the Outlanders, a specimen who had managed to survive weecked havok before srowing away on a ship and causing it to crahsland on Earth amidst the Vikings of A.D. 709. It, and an offspring presumably born on Earth, were responsible for much death before being hunted to the caves where they lived by the surviving Outlander and a group of Vikings and killed. Moorwens can produce bioluminescence in most colors of the visible spectrum, most commonly red.This glowing is used to attract prey and seem also to portray feelings such as anger. They have thick skin resistant to fire and invulnerable to damage from common metals. They possess a have long, thin tails sharp enough to cut flesh, skin, bone, and some building materials. They are good swimmers and can hold their breath for a long time. Source: Outlanders Movie

jeudi 14 janvier 2010


Planet of Origin: Megalon VII
Megalons are a peaceful sexuate humanoid species looking much like humans who developed an advanced space faring matriarcal monarchy as of the 21st century.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct


Planet of Origin: Talos III (Note: This might be an hommage or a reference to the 1964 Star Trek pilot episode "The Cage", which takes place on Talos IV)
Talosians are a sexuate humanoid species who are believed to have developed interstellar space travel as of the 21st century.
At least some of them possess shapeshifting abilities to some extent, being able to switch between two forms, a social one, which looks much like a regular human with green hair, and a hunting form. It remains unknown if they are able to turn into other forms, but upon being killed under hunting form, a talosian reverses to its social form, which leads to believe that the species has a lycanthropic nature rather than a true polymorphic one.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct.

mardi 12 janvier 2010


Morgo's Species hare huge aggressive muscular humanoids who were in contact with Tanrs and Creons as of the 21st century and may have developed spacetravel.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct, Epsiode Flash


Vala's species is a sexuate humanoid species looking much like humans apart from the shape of their upper skull that may have developed space travel or have been in contact with species which had as of the 21st century. They remain somewhat obscure to the rest of the interstellar community. They have telekynetic abilities which enable them to stop other individual's heart. They can also link their powers to that of other psionicists.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct, Epsiode Enforcer


Planet of Origin: Xyron
Xyronites are a humanoid species which had contact with the Tarns and Creons as of the 21st century. Their actual level of civilisation remains incertain. Xyronite refugees were known to try relocate ot other worlds through the help of external agents. Some carried the Xyronite flu which was particularly virulent on Tarns.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct, Episode Protect and Survive


Planet of Origin: Melazoid
Melazoids are a blue skinned bipedal species with two arms and a two meters long prehensile tongue whihc developed a peaceful space faring civilisation as of the 21st century.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct, episode Protect and Survive


Planet of Origin: Possibly Altor, in the Epsilon aEridani star system
Creons are a humanoid species who developed an advanced civilisation as of the 21st century.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct.

lundi 11 janvier 2010


Planet of Origin: Possibly Altor, in the Epsilon aEridani star system
Tarns are a oviparous humanoid species who developed an advanced civilisation as of the 21st century. Tarns are light green skinned with three eyes, one nostril between them and two pointy ears. They possess telepathic and telekynetic powers.
Source: Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct.

mercredi 6 janvier 2010


Planet of Origin: Raxacoricofallapatorius, a paradise planet with burgundy seas and four polar regions. Its twin planet is Clom.
Raxacoricofallapatorians are eight feet tall humanoids with long forearms and powerful claws who have developed a space faring civilisation as of the 20th century. Theyhave large blakc round eyes with a nictitating membrane instead of eyelids. Their highly-developed sense of smell makes them able to track a single target across a few city blocks. Females can produce poisons which they can use for attakc or defense. Known methods of delivery include a poisoned dart that is formed in the finger and then fired and exhalation of poisoned breath. Skin color can vary from green to orange.
They are vulnerable to acetic acid, which reacts explosively—and fatally—with their bodies. One of the Raxacoricofallapatorian methods of execution is the lowering of the condemned into a cauldron of acetic acid, which is then heated to boiling. The acidity of the solution is formulated to dissolve the skin, allowing the internal organs to drop into the liquid while the condemned is still alive, reducing them to "soup" and resulting in a slow and painful death.
They are known to disguise themselves by fitting into the skins of their victims, using compression fields created by a collar worn around their necks to squeeze their huge size into a slightly smaller space.
Source: Doctor Who

lundi 4 janvier 2010


Planet of Origin: Vogsphere, orbiting Vogsol
Vogons are three meters tall greenish bipeds who developed a highly bureaucratic civilisation in the distant pastr and then entered evolutive stagnation. Upon discovering the principles of interstellar travel, they migrated to the Megabrantis cluster, the political hub of the galaxy. They now form the powerful backbone of the Galactic Civil Service.
Source: Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Planet of Origin: Usurius
The Usurians are a fungous species looking like a small handful of green kelp in their natural form but which is able to assume the shape of other species they interact with as long as they expose themselves to certain radiation. Shock can force them to revert to their natural form.
The Usurians have developed an advanced interstellar civilisation. They abandoned military conquest in favour of economic conquest.
In the future, they enslaved humanity after their engineers made Mars suitable for human habitation, humans having depleted the Earth's resources. Once humanity had depleted Mars's resources as well, the Usurians engineered Pluto so that humans could inhabit it. They created six artificial "Suns" around it and installed the Collector to oversee the collection of taxes from their human workforce. They intended to abandon Pluto and leave humanity to become extinct once the humans had exhausted its resources, there being no economically viable planet to relocate humanity to once more. The humans on Pluto revolted against the Collector and seized control of Pluto before relocating to Earth as it has in fact regenerated in their absence.
Source: Doctor Who Universe (DW: The Sun Makers)

dimanche 3 janvier 2010


The prawns are an arthropod-like extraterrestrial species of unknown origin who developped advanced technology and space faring capacities. A ship containing a leaderless group of one million individuals came ot Earth in the first decenny of the 21st century. It became stranded over Johannesburg, South Africa after a command module separated from the ship and dropped to Earth, nowhere to be found.

Note: Prawn is not the species real name, but the surname given to them by the humans as their real name remains unknown.
Source: Neil Blomkamp, Teri Tatchell, District Nine.