vendredi 29 août 2014


Planet of origin: Tthe moon of planet Sontar (AKA Sontara), a planet with 5 times Earth's gravity, in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Several thousand years ago, at a time when the Kaveetch people, a humanoid species native to Sontar which had developed an advanced space faring civilisation, were losing a war against the Rutan Host and coming close to extinction, they established on the moon of their homeworld an infrastructure allowing them to mass produce clones genetically engineered to excel in the art of war. The belligerent and militaristic Sontaran clones managed to fight off the Rutan assaults and got rid of the remaining Kaveetch they deemed inferior to themselves. The existence of their creators was eventually erased from their history. Their revised origin presentedand rewritten as them as a species split into clans, which fought amongst themselves until the arrival of a common foe, the Rutans, forced them into unity.
The Sontarans are grey-brown skinned greenblooded  humanoids. They have have large potato-like neckless heads, three fingered hands and short stocky bodies. Due to the high gravity of the moon of Sontar where they were first created, they have great strength and resilience in lower gravity environments. Although extremely resistant, they are vulnerable to coronic acid. They absorb energy via the probic vent on the back of their necks. A sudden blow to the vent would stun them while the penetration of a sharp object into it will kill them. Tampering with the energy feed could also lead to a reversal effect that could destroy them from the inside out.
The Sontarans are capable of creating around a million clones every four minutes, grown in vats and were nourished by sezerfine gas, and are therefore able to sustain massive casualties.  They can also heal their wounds with a stubby tubular device called a tissue rectifier.
The Sontaran technology has allowed them to miniaturised FTL technology to a point where small one men craft have interstellar range. Whatever their size, their starships are usually spherical. They use teleportation technology using generators situated at area of materialisation and dematerialisation, and limited time travel technology which they inherited from the Kaveetch. By the 13th centuray, they used osmic projection. In the 20th century, they started making attempts to obtain more effective time travel
Sontarans also used mind control individuals, either taking over their minds through rheon carbine, a thin, metallic weapon, which was designed to optimally fit the Sontaran hand, and was used for energy projection and hyponotism; or controlling them with devices attached to the neck.
Sontarans used a Base-6 counting system.
They are known to have visited Earth during the ancient Egyptian civilisation, where he was worshipped as a god until the humans learned that he planned to destroy Earth, at whihc point he was buried alive in a pyramid.  
In the 13th century, a scout, landed in England and claimed it for the Sontaran Empire. He proceeded to make an alliance a local warlord, and to transport scientists from the late 20th century into the past using his osmic projection. He would then hypnotise them in order to make them work on his ship.
From that point on, several sontaran scoutships eithet landed or crashed on Earth, most of the time with fatal results, like the one that crashed in  Tunguska in the 1920ies. But it is not until 2009 that an all out invasion of the planet was attempted. As the Sontarans were momentarily losing their eternal war against the Rutans,  the Tenth Sontaran Battle Fleet made plans to convert Earth into a cloning world but failed, resulting in the destruction of their fleet.

vendredi 22 août 2014


Planet of origin: Unknown, in the opposite quadrant to Earht in the Milky Way galaxy.
The Ba'neth are a non-humanoid sentient species which has developed an extremely xenophobic and reclusive space faring civilisation as of the 22rd century. They possess 3 sets of tentacles on the side of their boyd, whihc can be used for either locomotion or prehension, along with another one at the back of their "neck", which is normally used over their head, and another one at the base of their body, whihc serves as a tail and to help stabilise them in a standing position.
Source: Star Trek Universe, Voyager, Riddles.

jeudi 21 août 2014


Planet of origin: Unknown, relocated to Ba'Ku, a ringed planet in The Briar Patch, AKA Klach D'Kel Brakt, in the Milky Way, a region containing dangerous space matter including the remains of supernovae, false vacuum fluctuations, metaphasic radiation and at least two habitable planets, one of which was Ba'Ku. 
The Ba'ku are a humanoid species almost indistinguishable from humans, which, in the early 21st century, developed a civilization capable on space travel as well as the means of building weapons of mass destruction which brought them to the brink of self-annihilation. A small, enlightened group of the Ba'ku people escaped the horror of their homeworld and found an isolated planet where they followed a simple way of life and prohibited themselves from using technology. The metaphasic radiation in the planet's rings caused their aging process to significantly decelerate, making them nearly immortal. 
A younger generation, eager to explore the galaxy, rebelled against their elders. Unsuccessful, they were exiled in the late-23rd century and eventually became the Son'a people, a nomadic interstellar power, living under the direction of the Son'a Command. Narcissistic and materialistic, they put great values in metals and ores and raided inhabited worlds for these resources, often using slave labor. Without the regenerative effects of the Ba'ku homeworld's metaphasic radiation, they became infertile and worked heard ot retard their death by any possible means, including genetic manipulation and surgical techniques. Some sociologists attributed their aggressive behavior to desperation. 
In 2375, First Contact between the Ba'ku and the Federation was established during a failed cultural observation mission, when a monitoring post was discovered on the planet. This came at a moment of tensions between the Ba'ku, the So'na, the two groups were reunited. 
Source: Star Trek universe (Star Trek: Insurrection)

samedi 16 août 2014


Planet of origin: Unknown, in the Milky Way galaxy
The Eldar are an ancient race of tall and slender extremely very long-lived human-looking humanoids, with much faster metabolic rates than humans, as well as better reflexes and a superior intellect. They were created by the Old Ones some 65 millions years ago to serve in their War against the C'Tan and their Necrons servants. Following the departure or disparation of their makers at the end of the war, they became a dominant species in the Milky Way galaxy. They possess strong psychic powers and have a fair amount of their population endowed with some level of prescience.
It is so believed that within the upcoming 28 000 years, they will come close to extinction, with survivors existing in a few wondering craftwords, planetoid sized spaceships, hiding among the stars. The reason of their fall will come from within, as consumed by arrogance and with no need for substantial work , the pursuit of their desires will lead them toward a path of instant fulfillment and unbridled violence. The psychic emanations of these activities will give the Eldar vices a life of its own, a consciousness known as Slaanesh, the Devourer of Souls, whose psychic scream of birth will tore the souls from all the Eldar within a thousand light years of it and plunge the Eldar homeworlds into a limbo of partial existence, a region which will become known as the Eye of Terror, a bridge between real space and the Warp, the psychic imprint of all the souls within the Milky Way. 
Much of Elda culture is based around their mythological cycles. The most famous of these cycles was the War in Heaven, an epic conflict between the Eldar deities, in two factions lead by Vaul, the god of the forge, and Kaela Mensha Khaine, the god of war, which is based on the war the Old ones led against the C'Tan and their Necrons servants some 65 millions years ago.
Eldar technology is notable for its use of Spirit stones, wraithbone and the Webway.
The Eldar use spirit stones to capture, contain and protect their souls at the moment of death. These stones are then collected and inserted into their Craftworld's "Infinity Circuit", where they may rest along with the spirits of their ancestors. In times of need, the spirit stones of the Craftworld's strongest warriors may be taken from the Infinity Circuit and placed inside Wraithbone automatons to once again fight for the Craftworld. 
Wraithbone is the main construction material of the Eldar, and the staple of their psycho-technic engineering. It is pyschic energy solidifed into mattter through psychic power. It is a psychic conductor and so not only provides the structure for the things built of it, but also power distribution and communications. Wraithbone is a highly resilient material, and capable of limited self-repair. It, and the other building materials of the Eldar, will grow and react more like tissue and plants than the building materials of other races.  Every Eldar Craftworld contains an Infinity Circuit, which is the Wraithbone skeleton of the Craftworld . Within this matrix the souls of all the Craftworld's dead reside in a form of group consciousness, providing both a well of psychic power for the ship and a massive ancestral mind to advise and guide the living. The Infinity Circuit is the closest thing that the Eldar have to an afterlife; if their souls are not caught and integrated into it, they will be lost into the Warp and subject to its perils. For this reason the Eldar will defend their Craftworlds with a fury and tenacity almost unrivaled; they risk losing not only their home but their souls and that of their ancestors.
The Eldar travel through the galaxy by use of the Webway,  a system of ancient "tunnels" through  the Warp but completely isolated from its inherent dangers. It is a vast and tangled network of doorways between fixed points in real space, by which the Eldar can travel far more rapidly than most races.
Source: Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe.

dimanche 10 août 2014


The Flying Saucers Aliens are a humanoid species looking much like a frailer version of humans which developped an advanced technnological civilisation and achieved interestellar space travel technology. They had to flee their home planet and entire star system was destroyed when their sun went cold centuries ago. Claiming to be that those inside the saucer fleet orbiting the Earth  are the last of their species, they tried to invade Earth in the late fifties after some a dozen of artificial satellites had been put into orbit by Project Skyhook. After launching an attack on Washington, Paris, London and Moscow, they were destroyed by a weapon that could negate their saucers' magnetic propulsion system.
Source: Earth versus the Flying Saucers, 1956, Directed by Fred F. Sears, from a screenplay by Curt Siodmak, George Worthing Yates and Bernard Gordon, supposedly based on the non-fiction book Flaying Saucers from Outer Space by major Donald E. Keyhoe


dimanche 3 août 2014


Primitive but not-aggressive unless provoked, the Ymirs are oviparous green skinned two meters tall  reptilian scaly bipeds with a long forked tail and a sagittal crest that extend into a long ridge running from the top heir head to their tail. They have a humanoid torso. Both their arms ans feet are clawed and three-fingered. Their lower legs are turned backward and their face has vaguely simian features, with jowls hanging from their cheaks. They have large nostrils, pointed ears and a pair of eyes surrounded by protective ridges. They have no heart or lungs but a "network of small tubes throughout (their) entire body" and breathes through 'fiberous filtering elements" that protects it from airborne poisons. They breathe sulfur. Under otherworldly conditions, Ymirs are known to be able to grow to much exotic proportions than their native one. On Earth, for instance, they have been known to grow up to 7 meters.
Source: 20 Million Miles to Earth, 1957, Morningside Productions / Columbia Pictures. Directed by Nathan Juran. Based on a story by Ray Harryhausen and Charlotte Knight, put  into screenplay by Bob Willaims and Chsritopher Knopft.