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Iridan 5/15/2013 7:05:33 AM

Sentient holograms. Lame.

Kaziklu 5/15/2013 8:03:12 AM

 The Half Black half White and half White half Black aliens didn't seem kinda dumb to you? 

jackwagon 5/15/2013 9:40:10 AM

 What about the aliens from the TNG episode "Liaisons"?  These guys don't know what it's like to understand simple emotions like love or anger.  How does a species not understand such things?  And it's not like the episode was really about anything either - it was just meeting a group of aliens who wanted to figure out what it's like to fall in love or get angry.  That's incredibly lame.

fenngibbon 5/15/2013 10:29:26 AM

 Hallelujah!  Someone else who thinks the introduction of the Borg Queen was a mistake.  It changed the Borg from an absolutely communist entity to an absolutely fascist entity.  I've actually cited the creation of the Borg Queen as evidence that humans are inclined to think in terms of leaders.   

fenngibbon 5/15/2013 10:36:29 AM

 The Gorgon lame?  An entity that manipulates children to its own evil ends?  How about the drug addict race and their dealers from TNG?  Or the androgynous species that punishes any member who exhibits gender specific behavior?  in fact, how about pretty much any race Roddenberry and his successors pulled out of their backsides so they could make some social commentary with all the subtlety of a brick in the face?

lusiphur 5/15/2013 12:08:14 PM

 Any alien species that was nothing more than humans with different bumps and ridges on their foreheads rank amongst the lamest, if not laziest, aliens in the series.

Redshirt1 5/15/2013 1:07:33 PM

There is a race with three hands and three legs. He was in the animated series. I think his name was Artex, Artek?  Whatever it was he is part of Trek continuity.

HomestarRunner 5/15/2013 1:22:13 PM

When I saw the typo for an alien named "Gordon", I thought maybe ALF had a Star Trek cameo.

jetpackjesus 5/15/2013 5:51:50 PM

Kaziklu, I think the B&W aliens shouldn't make this list because they actually served the very specific purpose of showing how incredibly stupid and arbitrary racial discrimination actually is.  1960's America was very racist.  While the significance of that episode may have diminished with time, it was a pretty big deal in its proper historical context.  

So are the aliens kinda dumb?  Sure, but that's exactly why they are a perfect vehicle for commenting on the racism that plagued the US at the time, which is the very reason the episode exists.

phantomman 5/15/2013 6:33:36 PM

I've always beena Trek fan.  Not to the point of the conventions and phaser remote TV remotes.  Sorely disappointed when Enterprise was ended just when they were starting to pull the nose up.

  Star Trek has also been genius with it's main races.  I've always appreciated the core races in the Trek universe because they all emulate the key portions of human society.  They are all extreme exaggerations of human culture.  Klingons - Warlike and vicious but with an honor code.... very human.  Romulans- Xenophobic and secretive... very human.  Ferengi - Love of profit above all else and at the expense of everything plus oppressive to women... very human.  Cardassians - Brutal and oppressive warmongers, also deceitful... very human.  Vulcans- very philisophical... very human.   Split the human psyche apart and you get these races and their "personalities".

I could go on but you get my point.  And let's not forget Humans in the Trek universe.  They are everything society wants to be but is not.  Not even close.  Real humans are all of those other races wrapped into one.

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