Creating an entirely new race is among the things I’m rather fond of doing. They’ve been writers across the spectrum of the art as it relates to entertainment (movies, series, books, etc) that have done this and opened our eyes to new, and what we previously thought were impossible worlds.
Just look at the timeless Star Trek franchise, where we encounter races like the ‘Ferengi’, ‘Cardassian’ (with a ‘C’ and no ‘h’ people) and the ‘Borg’ (made up of multiple species). All of them were unknown to us before, but are now burnt into the brains of fans everywhere. These fictional races will live on as so many others that came before and after them.
As we allow our imaginations to run wild, we can add to the growing list of those races that don’t exist in the real world and, if done well, make others believe for the minutes they read, watch or listen, that they do.
As an additional treat in the midweek:
I remember this scene as Quark and Garak get a bit ‘deep’ with their conversation and while I don’t think it’s the best in Deep Space Nine as the title suggests, it’s still a great one: