I had a post last week about aliens. It's been mentioned that technically, Regulus is an alien. In case you aren't familiar with my Whispering Woods characters, Regulus is from a different dimension. He appears to be physically like any guy you'd pass on the street.
I enjoyed the blog comments last week from my post, Obsessed With Aliens.
Rusty Carl of The Blutonian Death Egg remarked,
"I wouldn't say I *love* aliens, but I like them a lot. I wish there were more movies that portrayed them in more alien-y fashion."
I guess I want to feel safe and pretend aliens would look just like us.
I found an interesting explanation that talks about how Star Trek developed a justification at one point as to why there were humanoid lifeforms in the storyline. The following explanation was copied from Wikipedia .
In much of science fiction, the reason for the abundance of humanoid aliens is not explained and requires suspension of disbelief. In some cases, however, explanations have been offered for this. In Star Trek, the abundance of humanoid aliens within the Star Trek universe is explained by advancing the story of a primordial humanoid civilization, the Ancient humanoids, who seeded the galaxy with genetically-engineered cells to guide the evolution of life on a multitude of worlds toward a humanoid form. In the television series Stargate SG-1, the Jaffa are explained as being an offshoot of humanity bred by the Goa'uld to suit their purposes, hence their almost-human appearance and physiology, while many other "alien" characters are actually the descendants of humans who were removed from Earth by the Goa'uld for use as slaves.
So, are you a Trekkie? Ever wonder why the aliens looked so similar to us? Have a vote for most interesting movie/book/television alien ever? Think you have aliens for neighbors?
This concludes my two-part pondering on aliens. For a more interesting topic, here's my January giveaway. Entry options change throughout the month, so there are different ways to enter if you visit often.