Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ep 8 – Creating and writing aliens (1hr 15m)

Today I (Sarah) am joined by Warr (again) and Leigh, both players from USS Sentinel.  Our new stalker put forward the topic idea:  Species/racial diversity on sims and how to write aliens without forgetting they’re /aliens/ and not just Anglo-descended Terrans.  I’m not sure we stuck to topic but we at least gave it a good try 🙂

Topics discussed include:

  • Aliens we’ve written and are currently writing *
  • How to create a character that is an alien
  • Remember they are an alien when you are writing them
  • Aliens need love too!
  • Aliens are popular in the books ** – creating original species
  • Summary of creating an alien character
Referred to in the episode
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* Our alien characters (ones mentioned by name): Lieutenant Wade MacHugh, Lieutenant Rhiannon Nicks, Commander Leah Jordan (PNPC), Sytar Jackson

** The books – Star Trek: Titan, Star Trek: New Frontier, Star Trek: Starfleet Corps of Engineers

Sites mentioned: Memory Alpha

Want to provide feedback, ask questions or even discuss our alien characters?  Then please leave us a comment 🙂

Original youtube version available for your viewing (warts and all) pleasure!