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Discussion How alien should Star Wars aliens get?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Loupgarou, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nice old Ron Cobb design. ILM could do this very well considering what they've done in the past with Davey Jones and other characters. But these types of characters are better served as background flavor in the SW universe. They're part of the character of the overall environment.
     
  2. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 6

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    I want a sentient, sass-talking pool of goo as the sidekick, dammit!
     
  3. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I wasn't serious Shane.
     
  4. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I know. I was commenting on the picture itself and what it could bring to SW, not your jedi jelly.
     
  5. Lee_

    Lee_ Jedi Master star 4

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    Probably no more with phallic looking noses, like Garindan.

    With the advances in CGI, they could really do some amazing aliens. I think the key is to make them real, and avoid overly kid-friendly, sillier characters like those in TPM.

    This is an area I have high hopes for in the ST.
     
  6. LunarMoth

    LunarMoth Jedi Master star 4

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    I like all aliens. Now on to more important things......

    WHERE DID YOU GET THAT FETT LAMP?!?! ^:)^
     
  7. Bobatron

    Bobatron Jedi Master star 4

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    I almost forgot I wrote that.
    I found that Boba Fett lamp on Google somewhere.
     
  8. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Master star 3

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    One of the designs from the pt that really liked was the Dugs. The way the moved was so different from any of the OT aliens. I would love to see a member of Oppo Rancsis, the aforementioned snakelike jedi, actually moving around.
     
  9. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

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    I've always wanted the jelly fish. It must be nursing a glass of alcohol, too.
     
  10. Circular Logic

    Circular Logic SWTV Interview Host star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    I'm kinda hoping they take a page out of Mass Effect's book in coming up with new alien designs. For non-humanoid aliens, you can have more non-bipeds, like the elcor and especially, since some folks here seem to love jellyfish, the hanar:

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    Then you can have an alien species that requires wearing a full-body suit in order to survive a normal oxygen-filled environment, like the volus, which breathe ammonia:
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  11. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Because I am a complete dork:
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  12. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Sorry, Chorus, but until you add Cylons, in my book you're an incomplete dork.
     
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  13. Loupgarou

    Loupgarou Jedi Knight star 3

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    See, i think these are good examples of ways to make more bizarre designs work. Like, what makes the alien designs in the movies Bobatron mentioned mysterious and violent is not how they look, but how they act. I could see the Super-8 alien hanging out at a cantina, or dressed up in ceremonial robes, it would probably work better that way than as this assailant.
     
  14. DarthBlanco

    DarthBlanco Jedi Master star 4

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    It needs some brave geezer of a director to use technology from the 1980´s and make it on a shoe string budget. Then it will look real. So many sci-fi films look over produced these days. Keep it real.
     
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