Admiral Netsooj wrote:I feel you are dipping a bit into hersey here. Are your eally saying TLC ought to make a whole new Minifig? The Minifig is the most iconic thing in Lego. Why on earth would they change it, even if only for one line or two. The MM aliens were close to this, but as we all know, an utter failer.
I do agree that Star Trek/Star Wars/Stargate(Not so much here...) aliens do seem a bit "human"
Writers and designers make human looking aliens, because I think being humans, we're familiar with the form. Maybe that's laziness or lack of imagination, but we only have our own species and the plant and animals on this planet, to draw inspiration from. The aliens in the Alien movies are bipeds and have the basic human features; head, two arms, two legs.
As for the aliens in the Trek universe, this was explained in the TNG episode "The Chase," as to why Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans, etc., all look so similar to humans. Again, you could call this laziness on the part of the writers. Whether aliens (if any exist) should or could look like us or like creepy, repulsive creatures from the Half-Life video games, is another discussion entirely and getting OT on what this thread is about. Which may or may not be substantially my fault.