Pop Quiz – Happy 50th!


In honour of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, your Pop Quiz challenge this week is to design an original alien lifeform worthy of a place in the Star Trek universe.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 6pm Eastern on Sunday, September 11th.

4 Responses to Pop Quiz – Happy 50th!

  1. cliff says:

    During Highschool I started an acrylic painting using a gymnast for the model. It took me 9 years to finally finish it when I went back to college and needed a last project in a Painting class. The instructor said I could finish a painting I had started. So I finally finished it.
    When I got married my wife loved my painting “Joie de Vivre ”
    and she turned the painting into the inspiration for a character in a Star Trek story she was writing for a contest.
    Unfortunately the computer loved her story … with relish … it ate it.
    But we had the story in our head. We had named the underwater aliens Galatians
    The planet of mer-people we called Caron V after her boss where she worked at a movie theater. ,
    The leader was the Kyree.
    A sketch I did of another female was the sister of the Kyree, which was the inspiration for this HM3.
    Sadly we don’t remember their names.

    Mood Music:
    SOUNDS of WHALE SONG for 2 Hours – For Meditation, Concentration, Relaxation and Sleep.


    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to bring the Kyree’s sister to life via HM3 🙂

  2. The Atomic Punk says:

    This could have been a Character Challenge. Do you know how many Star Trek aliens I can come up with? 😉

    The Ghoti’lod


    The Ghoti’lod are a race who had just begun to explore their own solar system in a far-flung corner of the Beta Quadrant. One of their deep space probes attracted a Klingon survey ship. A once curious and adventurous species, the Ghoti’lod accepted the Klingons’ gifts of scientific knowledge in exchange for the rights to three planets and two asteroid belts in their solar system.

    The Klingon Empire established outposts and mining operations immediately. Their “scientific knowledge” was propaganda which turned the Ghoti’lod into complacent factory workers and miners. After the Klingons stripped their claims bare, they abandoned the solar system. However, the Ghoti’lod continued to build and explore for decades.

    The Ghoti’lod are an almost passive Klingon-speaking people with a singular focus. Ideas beyond their Klingon indoctrination often befuddle them. As they continue to explore, their long dormant curiosity is awakening. They are master engineers. scientists, and mathematicians. However, the Ghoti’lod approach “unproductive activities” such as culture and philosophy with an almost child-like wonder.

  3. Herr D says:

    The only BLIND spacefaring race to have reached outside their solar system before first contact. The ‘Brikker’ make sounds through their ‘nostrils’ and by rubbing appendages together. They tunnel for food, normally, eating glacial mud. They hibernate in a folded position which allows surprising compactness of personal quarters. They make good money setting up colony buildings and mining equipment on pre-scouted planets and asteroids.


  4. djuby says:

    Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.