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By John - April 21, 2009 - 09:14 America/Montreal

One of the running jokes about the Star Trek universe is that 99% of all alien species are just Caucasian dudes with either ridges on their noses, a bump or two on their foreheads, maybe a pointed ear, or perhaps just an antenna connected to their heads. “What? You need a new Alien race for the next episode??? Ummm… here. Stick this big blue dot sticker on the actor’s chin and ummm… call him… a Phlygarian. Genius!”

With the new film rapidly approaching some artwork of a monster from the movie has come out. As pointed out by our friends over at Latino Review, the monster was designed by “Neville Page, who was responsible for the Cloverfield baddies and is currently working on James Cameron’s Avatar”. But man… this thing looks stupid as hell.

On the positive side, at least this monster looks “different”, which isa refreshing change from the average Star Trek alien or monster (it’s a cat with purple stripes… no… is a Gramasion War Beast!!!!). But still… different or not… it looks lame.



  1. Matt K says:

    looks pretty cool to me, but then again im monster junkie

  2. riggs says:

    looks like the cloverfield monsters cousin

  3. AARON says:


  4. 3R!C says:

    yeah, the cloverfield monster will probably have a cameo and complain about how he wanted a latte not a coffee.

  5. BobaFett says:

    IMHO, that is one of the reasons that Star Wars was so popular in 1977. The Cantina showed the multitude of races of aliens, and many of us who collected the toys or read the books wanted to know more about them…

  6. bigsampson says:

    whats wrong with it john? … Do you not like it cause it looks differant then what u wanted? I think it looks cool and it looks like a pissed off creature.

    • John says:

      You’re right Godfather, I’m mad because it doesn’t look like what I wanted. I wanted something looked GOOD. Not random scribbles with a mouth.

    • bigsampson says:

      lol i will say it looks like 4 animals in one and the coloring makes no sense with the icey backing.

    • Devan Price says:

      and that is why its called concept art!

      they will either

      a) lose the legs, arms, and give it a recolor to what ever world it is on that way it will match at least.


      b) scrap the idea

    • Rodney says:

      Devan, it was in the trailer and looked pretty much just like that.

  7. Kristina says:

    It’s The Kraken!

    Or a vagina dentata!

  8. Phil Gee says:

    I fought something like this in Resident Evil 5 the other night…..kicked its arse too.

    • MADMAX_007 says:

      Are you talking about the Boss monster you fight in the river and you use the battle boat guns to shoot it up? If it is, then yea it does sorta look like it.

  9. Grave says:

    Reminds me of the boss from Devil May Cry 4.

  10. Eric says:

    looks like a mad flower.

  11. mandarinorange says:

    I think it looks like the bugs from Roughnecks. And John, this is just a picture, not even a good one, wait until May 8 and marvel in it’s goodness.

  12. 1138 says:

    It looks like what I’ve seen based on the trailers and toys…lousy design with no sense of logic. The Phasers and communicators look like cheap toys, the enterprise looks like it’s shouldn’t fly and we are talking about space here where almost anything can fly, and the bridge looks like the apple store on steroids. And why are the women wearing skirts? Are we really back in the 60’s?? The uniforms look like what Aquaman wears in the comics…what’s with the scales?

    I hope this movie is good not some trek mixed with Transformers nonsense. I really think Star Trek needed some new blood but if it happens to be nonsensical, cliche, cheap blood…well yo can kiss this franchise away for awhile.

  13. HAZMAT says:



    But of course KRISTINA had to use it first >=/


    • Rodney says:

      Always count on Kristina to offer the pussy joke or Twilight bash before anyone else can.

  14. alfie says:

    i don’t see how you can judge this monster from this still??
    you can barely make it out. Its a screen grab of the monster right in the middle of moving…..hardly a nice clear shot to make any kind of judgement on.

    sounds like someone just looking to be negative if you ask me.

    • 46and2 says:

      Exactly my thoughts… I can’t tell crap about the monster from that pic. That pic could be of an orchid or my bearded dragon. Maybe it’s my bearded dragon dressed up as an orchid for halloween.

      Like a lot of pron, just not a good angle…

    • Devan Price says:

      you sir…. are blind

  15. Tripp Van Easille says:

    It looks a lot like STARRO from the old Legion of Super heroes, Adventure Comics days (circa mid-late 1960’s). The Justice league fought him as him/it as well….ah, the days when the books were .12 cents!!!

  16. leeloo says:

    well i think it has ridges on its forehead(s).

  17. Darek-T says:

    I can’t tell what it is, where is the head? is the blue thing supposed to be the head? if it is, where are the eyes and mouth? I am completely lost.

  18. MADMAX_007 says:

    I was wondering what the hell was this thing I’ve seen in the trailers. It’s a frog-like “Tremor”.

  19. Monty says:

    Star Trek vs Final Fantasy!

  20. The Dude says:

    I think that what they are going for here is something that actually looks alien, and not necessarily what looks “good” or “cool”. I think that they acheived their goal by having something that doesn’t look like any other creature that’s ever been featured on Star Trek. I think it’s a great step in the right direction for the re-imagined Trek.

  21. Science Nerd says:

    It looks like the monster the studio said wouldn’t work in The Watchmen.

  22. alfie says:

    good reviews so far for the film itself

    • 1138 says:

      Yeah looks like the reviews are all positive so far. Let’s hope the film lives up to the reviews.

  23. R1ZE says:

    I honestly cant tell where the head is supposed to be.

    I assume its the not pink thing

  24. Kaneda979 says:

    Weird. It’s like an alien flower monster. I like it. True I would like it to be better, but still not bad.

    I think the reason I like it is that it retains the cheesiness of old school sci-fi aliens and monsters, like the original Star Trek series. But at the same time has a mondoren monster freakishness to it.

    I just hope we get to see it eat something or someone in the movie with that huge mouth it has.

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