1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

  2. Enter the Episode IX Treatment Contest! Details here!

  3. A Rule For Everyone To See:

    The New Films staff strive to create a fun and welcoming environment for all users. This forum is a place for discussing the films, which means that you think the films are worth discussing. Constructive criticism (as deemed by the moderating staff) is welcome and encouraged. Bashing of any kind will not be tolerated anywhere outside The Sanctuary thread. See the new rules thread here. Bans can and will be handed out to anyone who doesn't abide by the forum rules.

Discussion What do you want New Alien Species to look like?

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Sequel Trilogy (Released Films)' started by Ghost, Feb 28, 2014.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dameron

    Dameron Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 8, 2014
    We've seen some makeup/CGI combinations where one eye and the mouth are real under a physical mask, and the other eye is a huge CGI creation, like Ephialtes in 300. I think there is much, much more that can be done in this direction other than just an elaborate deformity. You could do crazy CGI eyes with the actor's real mouth talking, or the actor's eyes looking out over CGI mouth-tendrils or something.
    Iron_lord likes this.
  2. Immortiss

    Immortiss Force Ghost star 5

    Mar 10, 2013
    Darth_Articulate and Darth Punk like this.
  3. Lurknomore

    Lurknomore Jedi Knight star 4

    Mar 18, 2014
    I'd love for a new species that's cute and has lekku (to join my beloved twi'leks and togrutas). Maybe with one brain-tail this time. And human skin-tones. And tattoos like this:


    I wouldn't mind if they were wearing variations of this outfit, either:


    Don't judge me, I'm girly. :p
  4. my kind of scum

    my kind of scum Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 4, 2002
    There were quite a few hammerheads in the prequels. Tattooine, nightclub, senate...

    I'd like a nice mix of practical and cgi. Would love to see more races that are less humanoid.
  5. Jobertus

    Jobertus Jedi Knight star 3

    Oct 31, 2012
    I believe the non-specist and politically correct name for that species is Ithorian.
  6. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

    Nov 25, 2013
    but we prefer hammerhead
    darklordoftech likes this.
  7. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 13, 2007
    Let's try not to offend the Ithorians who post here, please.

  8. Trebor Sabreon

    Trebor Sabreon LACWAC-y Mod of SWTV & New Films Force projection star 4 Staff Member Manager

    Sep 15, 2010
    Thanks for the link. There are a few nice ANH promo/costuming photos on there which I hadn't seen already.
  9. plaidphoenix

    plaidphoenix Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 6, 2013
    Two examples from Babylon 5, a Narn and a Drakh


  10. Luke_Sparkewalker

    Luke_Sparkewalker Jedi Master star 4

    Oct 23, 2001

    Selkath would be great!
    (and the concept art of 'montross' has a simular looking alien...)
    my kind of scum likes this.
  11. Avnar

    Avnar Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Sep 20, 2007
    I hope they are real people in costumes...
  12. KitsterAKABobaFett

    KitsterAKABobaFett Jedi Master star 3

    May 31, 2007
    I want to see some feathered avian species in the ST.

    And more strangely shaped animatronic heads a la Ithorians/Hammerheads.
  13. Krueger

    Krueger Chosen One star 5

    Aug 9, 2004
    Not all of them. If the design says its okay, then yes. If not, then CGI and/or motion-capture should be used. It’s not 1977, 1980 or 1983 anymore. An otherworldly alien, IMO, should never look like a person in a costume or make-up (or both).
  14. JediKnightWax

    JediKnightWax Jedi Master star 4

    May 21, 2014
    Less humans with masks, more imaginative.
    Krueger likes this.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.