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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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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2007, 10:26:59 am »

Slylandro probes are just Von Neumann probes.
And why didn't the Umgah and the Utwig make it on the list?!
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« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2007, 03:23:26 pm »

I voted for Supox. They're just friends of the Utwig, and little is told of their culture.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2007, 05:07:04 pm »

Orz is the strangest thing I have ever talked to. I voted for the "one with many *fingers.*"
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2007, 10:55:03 am »

Umgah got mine because they're just funny little buggas
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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2007, 11:21:08 am »

As i'm not overly familiar with Sci-Fi literature i'm probably not in the best position to offer a vote on originality. But too bad because I voted Zoq-Fot-Pik. I thought it was a neat idea to have 3 races represented as one.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2007, 01:07:39 pm »

Wow, that's a hard choice, but my winner's the Zoq-Fot-Pik!  Nowhere else have I seen a union of three seperate races like that.  The Chmmr are close, by their crystal/technological build, and the Thraddash, with their taking combat as lessons.  Slylandro, also, but I think it was Heinlein that beat TFB in creating a gaseous race.
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« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2007, 01:47:58 pm »

I don't understand, what this poll's question 'most original' means. (?)
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2007, 02:16:37 pm »

The most interesting, and, at the same time, un-used before. I believe you call it "alkuperäinen" or "omaperäinen", but since I don't know Finnish, I can't be sure.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2007, 05:25:50 pm »

Melnorme gets my vote, cycloptic orange trader aliens decended from the Mael-Num of the Milieu, obsessed with colour, friendly and cool, love biology, have interstellar knowledge of the past, present (and perhaps the future) through various sources in space and time, are a complete mystery, the masters of interstellar trade through 'credits' who trade for biological data and their own studying obsessions, and who have a load of technology.
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« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2007, 05:27:16 pm »

The most interesting, and, at the same time, un-used before. I believe you call it "alkuperäinen" or "omaperäinen", but since I don't know Finnish, I can't be sure.
The straight translation is 'perinteinen'.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2007, 05:42:58 pm »

http://efe.scape.net/index.php translates "perinteinen" as "traditional". Humph.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #41 on: April 23, 2007, 07:57:43 pm »

I voted Mmrnmhrm. They're some odd machines produced in the millions by some gigantic ship that came out of nowhere, and they just seem to have this mysteriousness surrounding them. Plus, they merge with a crystalline race. Awesome to me.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2007, 09:58:51 pm »

I don't understand, what this poll's question 'most original' means. (?)
In this context it really means 'omaperäisin'.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #43 on: April 23, 2007, 11:37:02 pm »

Does the Dnyarri count even though they are represented by proxy? There is just somthing so innocent yet heinously evil about them. I think they'd have been just as good as the main nemisis to the story plot.

And I disagree about the Utwig.. Perhaps original, but to me they're the worst, most boring aliens in the entire game.
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Re: Most Original Star Control 1&2 Race
« Reply #44 on: April 24, 2007, 02:24:23 pm »

Argh, how could I forget the Dnyarri? Added them, anyway.

The Utwig - boring? Maybe because of the voice, but if you turn it off or something, it'll be much better. Their dialogue, and their ship, and remixed music ("The Mask of Ultimate Embarrassment and Shame") are brilliant. Anyway, if this is your opinion...
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