Originally Posted by chator
Yes, that maybe so. But i would argue it has become trademark Trek for aliens to remain very human. This Trek movie throws out those rules. It tries to make the Trek universe look like its populated with aliens from the Star Wars universe.
I think that previous Trek movies had some unusual looking background aliens too, e.g. the council or whatever-it-is scene TVH or the conference scene on Khitomer in TUC. What puzzles me a bit is that we see so little of these background aliens in ST09, e.g. the crowd in the council (?) scenes seemed to be entirely human.
I still don't understand how someone could spend all that money on background aliens who are virtually invisible and give Klingons just some dreadlocks and helmets. I guess they mixed some Gondorian designs from LOTR and some pirate designs from Pirates of the Caribbean together.