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Question: What race do you consider the most original (DON'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT Voices AND Music AND Ships)
Arilou
Umgah
Thraddash
Supox
Utwig
Ilwrath
Taalo
Mmrnmhrm
Chmmr
Spathi
ZoqFotPik
Ur-Quan Kzer-Za
Ur-Quan Kohr-Ah
Druuge
Burvixese
Melnorme
Mycon
Yehat
Shofixti
VUX
Syreen
Earthling
Pkunk
Slylandro (the gasbags)
Orz
Androsynth
Keel-Verezy
Precursors
Chenjesu
Dnyarri

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Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« on: March 26, 2007, 02:32:33 pm »

Please explain your choice.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2007, 03:54:10 pm »

I see someone has voten. Please, explain your choice or I will reset the vote count to 0.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2007, 04:22:04 pm »

The most original race? Earthlings, hands down.

The most original SC race? That would be:

1) Chmmr: I have seen plenty of silicon-based crystalline lifeforms and even more cyborgs, but never a cybernetic fusion between an exotic lifeform and machinery. These are the most original.

2) Ur-Quan Kzer-Za: Almost more Annelid than Arthropod, they seem like they are a more original villain than most.

3) Zot Fot Pik: What the hell are they? I don't the hell know.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2007, 04:36:52 pm »

Hello,

I chose the Chmmr, because of their philosophies.  They wanted to single-handedly fight the Ur-Quan, so they crossbred to combine their powers, which would take hundreds of years to actually complete.  They have the combined crystalline structure of the Chenjesu, with the calculated logic of the Mmrnmhrm.  They're more than just crystals and machinery alone; they're an entirely new species!  When you see a Chmmr, you see vast structures that look like skyscrapers, and realize that they are in fact, the Chmmr themselves.

Also, I'm always a fan of the robotic/cyborg species, and they were a great addition to the series for me.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 04:54:45 pm »

I vote Utwig, because they look so cool, the idea with a mask for every occasion is amazing (and amusing), the names of the masks are hilarious, their solemn&ceremonious culture is pure genius, I like the mystery surrounding how their faces look, I like that rough skin...
And I love the Ultron.
And I love their background - the "rosette" and the fog. And their fonts are superb.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 04:58:50 pm »

I picked the ZFP, theyre just a very interesting combination and seem quite original.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2007, 05:24:04 pm »

I was giong to pick the Chmmr, because a mix of machine and crystal super intelligence seems
pretty "out there". However, I picked the Ur-Quan. Their bodies are unusual, their ideas on
life and existance are fasinating. I love their history and stories and some of the best quotes
form the game come from them. While in SC1 they were clearly the Bad Guys, in SC2 they
become the less or two evils and that change (and conflict) is excellently done.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2007, 08:34:39 pm »

Mr. Umgah voter, perhaps you will consider to explain your choice, as is stated in the first topic?!...
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2007, 08:38:54 pm »

Why, the Orz, of course! Their language, their funny view of war... and their *finger*-al nature. And mystery.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2007, 12:32:16 am »

I would've voted Taalo if it was on the list. That's because I never heard of aliens made of ROCK before. So instead, I choose Chenjesu. That's because I never heard of aliens made of crystals before.

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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2007, 05:26:57 am »

The mycon; virtually anything else has appeared in other SF canon before or since.  But AFAIK our fungal terraforming friends are unique.  (I am taking some of the SC3 mycon ideas on board here.)
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2007, 07:11:24 am »

I voted Slylandro.  My reason being, I'm not much of an SF reader, but they have always seemed quite unique to me!

It was a tough choice though, a couple of others like ZFP and Utwig seem one of a kind!
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2007, 08:24:51 am »

And Slylandro have the best theme music too
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2007, 11:27:42 am »

The mycon; virtually anything else has appeared in other SF canon before or since.

I dismissed the Mycon as a completely self-centered alien race bent on destroying everyone else, which is rather common in SF.

Admittedly, making that race be all fungi and giving them built-in genetic engineering is rather interesting...
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2007, 02:36:22 pm »

Slylendro - sorry for excluding the Taalo, how could I forget!
Never mind, since you were the only Chenjesu voter, I renamed the Chenjesu entry to "Taalo" and made a new one for Chenjesu.
Now it's OK.
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