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DevilEyes 07-05-2009 11:06 AM

Most attractive Trek alien races?
Which of the non-human races in Star Trek universe do you find overall the sexiest (physically attractive, interesting, etc.)? Not counting those who look 100% like humans (most TOS "aliens", for instance).

For me, it's Vulcans followed by Cardassians.

Bajorans aren't bad either (the nose is cute and I like the earring :-)).

Of course, TOS Romulans who looked just like Vulcans would be on the list, but definitely not the uglified TNG and post-TNG Romulans. Not just that the makeup is ugly, it also doesn't look natural at all, it just screams "this is makeup!"

Yes to this:

No to this:

DevilEyes 07-05-2009 11:09 AM

True, most of the races I've mentioned look very similar to humans and the actors don't wear an awful lot of makeup, but sometimes the differences are a turn-on rather than a turn-off. The cute pointy ears and upswept eyebrows give Vulcans a certain elfish/devilish/mysterious/exotic look. But they're also interesting because of the whole suppression of emotions/exceptionally strong emotions smoldering underneath thing, as well as their great physical strengh, enhanced senses, and amazing mental abilities (telepathy, mind-meld...).

DevilEyes 07-05-2009 11:09 AM

But Cardassians are an especially interesting case because they're the only alien race with extensive makeup that gives them a distinctly alien look, that I actually find attractive (unlike, for instance, post-TOS Klingon makeup, which tends to uglify actors). What's even more interesting, I think that pretty much every actor who's ever played a Cardassian was sexier as a Cardie than as a human. There must be something about the reptilian look that adds the dangerous/sexy aura, and their look is very masculine, with those strong ridged necks, and uniforms that show off the best aspects of the body.

I guess can't judge the women the same way since I'm not into women, but I still think that some of the Cardie women also looked gorgeous, sometimes in a slightly scary/Goth way.

DevilEyes 07-05-2009 11:11 AM

Cute Bajoran noses and earrings: :-)

from Bajoran to Cardie - lovely in both versions:

Pauln6 07-05-2009 11:14 AM

Wierdly, I agree that something about cardassian make-up makes them look better looking than when they're not wearing it...

I'll go for Orions - if you can find curtains that don't clash you're in for a hot time.

DevilEyes 07-05-2009 11:20 AM

On the other hand, while I know that many people find Klingons attractive, I find the Klingon look and typical behaviour a huge turnoff. I never even found Worf sexy and was surprised to see how handsome Michael Dorn is in real life - and Worf is probably the best of them, since he looks like he takes care of personal hygiene and does not act like a drunken moron. :-D But most Klingons, I'm afraid, just look like and act like neanderthals. Not to mention that they'd bore me to death talking about honor. Ugh. Not even a promise of rough sex could ever make up for that. :thumbdown:

I know many people will disagree, but I prefer this: to this:
although it's definitely much, much better than this (thank god they realized they needed to give him a less unattractive makeup!):

horatio 07-05-2009 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by DevilEyes (Post 228624)
Ugh. Not even a promise of rough sex could ever make up for that. :thumbdown:


:001_wub: :drool5:

Botany Bay 07-05-2009 12:11 PM


Darn, wrong franchise.

DevilEyes 07-05-2009 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by horatio (Post 228626)
:001_wub: :drool5:

The only time Klingon mating looked even remotely sexy to me was when it was Worf and K'Ehleyr. Most times it tends to look ridiculous and seems played for laughs. But those two were nice together, and it wasn't made to look silly. And Worf is better than most Klingons, while K'Ehleyr is one of the few women who could really pull off the Klingon look IMO. But then, she was half-Klingon, and a totally atypical Klingon.

horatio 07-05-2009 12:58 PM

She was an interesting character and had a human female strength, not a Klingon one. That's perhaps why Worf could not easily handle her and why they both fell in love.

I agree about your points concerning Vulcans, if you'd make a poll, Spock would probably be considered the most sexy male Trek character, while the mens's vote would probably be a bit more ambiguous, featuring Klingons, Vulcans, Orions and Borg. But B'Etor would still get my vote.

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