Alright so Star Trek Temporal Castaways deals with a group of people who have been thrown into an IRL version of the Twenty-Third Century Depicted in Star Trek and so to go with that I figure that (As much as fellow Trek Fans will probably hate me for this) the aliens will need to be radically redesigned to look more realistic instead of just looking like Humans in Makeup. As you know I've already redesigned the Andorians to be more insect like basing that assumption off of the presence of antennae. I need ideas for redesigning the following aliens.
Vulcans and Romulans
- I'm actually thinking of something along the lines of humanoid plants, The reason for their skin being green is because of Chlorophyll, this allows them to produce blood nutrients through photosynthesis in case they're in a survival situation however the downside is that they will need more water than most living beings because of their plant-like physiology, They have plant-like elements in their physiology. Orion women have vines for hair that they can use as a weapon whereas the men have no hair analogue.
Caitians and Kzinti (Not much alteration may be needed)
- They will be more along the lines of Larry Niven's original concept but I will have them resemble a combination of Bengal Cats, Barbary Lions and Siberian Tigers. They are four heads taller than humans on average and they have the look of a bodybuilder. they have full torso rib cage with natural cross Braces, while this provides them with enhanced durability, this however provides the disadvantage of decreased stamina because they can't gulp down large amounts of of air for increased oxygen intake or cooling, Their ribs are so hard that they are extremely hard to break but if they are, that spells a slow and agonizing death. They have shoulder joints that are much stronger than humans but they don't have as much range of motion and while they can scale vertical surfaces they cannot hang upside down and travel suspended hand to hand like humans can, They do not have fur on their ears and tail which is how the racial slur Rat Cats originated, They also have articulated bones in their ears that give the appearance of a cross between a shell, an Umbrella and Bat wings, this allows them to open, close or turn their ears to block out sounds, or focus on a certain area. Next to the Ferengi they are the most sexually bigoted races in the galaxy, Their females are not as intellegent as the males (they can communicate and think but they make Pakleds seem bright by comparison.) It took a long time for them to realize that females of other races are as intelligent as their male counterparts. They have an aggressive carnivorous mentality, They do respect Omnivores as their diet consists of both Meat and Vegetation in order to stay healthy while they absolutely despise vegetarians. They do have Telepathic potential but their Telepaths are poorly trained and are very sickly looking as a result of feeling the emotions of so many people with no real way of blocking out the excess emotion.
- Caitians will resemble Savannah cats while combining elements of the Animated TOS series such as the Digitigrade legs and elements of Star Trek Online, They will only be two heads taller than an average human, some parts will be influenced by Captain Amelia from Treasure Planet such as the ears while the facial structure is based off of the aforementioned Savannah Cat. Overall they will have a slender and graceful appearance with the build of a martial artist.
Update: Thanks to larry03052
My creative Juices have started Flowing regarding the Deltan redesign, I'm considering basing parts of their design off of Hindu Mythology as well as the Na'vi from Avatar and the Asari from Mass Effect. If anyone wants to help me by drawing up designs with these three criteria please feel free to do so.
Now as for the Caitians and Kzinti, Larry03052 suggested I use Captain Amelia from Treasure Planet as a starting point, I do want the Caitians and Kzinti to have the same body structure but at the same time I want to be able to differentiate the two races. I'm thinking of combining elements of the Bengal Cat with those of the Barbary Lion or Siberian Tiger. For the Caitians I'm thinking of basing their design off of the Savannah cat.