Open your eyes Max, EVERY single race in galciv is humanoid and is based off one of the creatures I listed. Drengin are evil apes, torians are fish people. Its a fact.
The Thalans are not Humanoid, neither are the Snathi and Scottlingas.
NAME THREE SINCE THERE ARE "PLENTY" MAX I bet none will be serious though, like in one half baked episode or chapter.
Species 8472 in Star Trek.
The Hutts in Star Wars.
The Puppeteers in Known Space.
Tell me how you can be a advanced technological race and NOT have the perquisites of being a humanoid? I say its impossible.
All you need to use/create technology is a suitable grasper (like our hands) and intelligence. We know it's possible for animals to have intelligence (We're animals, and we're intelligent), and there are many varied graspers across the animal, plant and bacterial kingdoms capable of tool use (Tentacles, noses. hands... etc)
WHATS YOUR POINT? TELL ME HOW CAN A RACE NOT HAVE THE PERQUISITES OF BEING A HUMANOID MAX? LIFE ON EARTH IS DIVERSE AND CRAZY AND THAT PROVES MY POINT AGAIN THAT OVER BILLIONS OF YEARS LOOK WHAT SINGULAR LIFE FORM IS SMART ENOUGH TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION.
Many animals over hundreds of millions of years have evolved the ability to converse and talk with others of their species. Today, Great Apes, Dolphins, Elephants, Whales and Humans are capable of carrying on a conversation with each other.
IRRELEVANT MAX, THIS FITS NOWHERE AND ANSWERS NOTHING. I KNOW ALL THIS, AND IT JUST SHOWS HOW EVERYTHING SIMI-INTELLIGENT FROM DOLPHINS TO ELEPHANTS RESEMBLES/ IS A ANCESTOR OF HUMANOID LIFE.
Humans have never had an ancestor that looks like an elephant or Dolphin.
YOUR KILLING ME WITH YOUR DRY RANTING WORDS. PARROTS CAN TALK BUT THEY ARE MISSING THE BODIES.
Some parrots actually have a basic understanding of the words they mimic.
INTELLIGENCE DOES NOT HELP THE PARROT EVOLVE THUMBS FROM WINGS. IT EVOLVED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.
Dinosaurs (birds) often had hands suitable for grasping before they were re-purposed for flight, and it has been shown that had they not gone extinct, the Saurian dinosaurs would likely have continued to diversify into beings capable of tool use.
I NEVER MENTIONED NATURE THERE, ONLY SIFI.
I mentioned three above.
Max your ignorant on this topic. You danced around everything I said minced words and contributed no real facts that stated how non human life could look or function. I've spent years fucking with this shit and even with my imagination I couldn't find anything that worked seriously. And here you are playing with dreams. The FACT is Max that sifi culture depicts reality and our imaginations. I did not make my OP up this shit is real.
No it isn't. Here's a picture of a hypothetical alien I pulled of the internet in five seconds, capable of using its forward mandibles to manipulate objects.
It more resembles an alien mix between a fish and an insect.
This is the intelligent alien race from the book Expedition , and it uses air sacs to float around.
There are no non-humanoids that don't copy existing creatures to a extent in sifi that I have ever seen. Every animal that is turned into a sifi race walks on legs and has a head. Every non-humanoid looks like a earth creature. So out of the past fifty years and billions of people there has been little creativity and its because all there is is all there is. Give your planet some credit
Look at the above. They have no terrestrial equivalents.
PR. They have the same amount of time on earth that we have
So? Aliens on other planets could potential have been around for up to possibly 11 billion years.
and look at the dolphins and elephants. They are just smart food. Dolphins still get caught in nets and end up as the special tasty ingredient in tuna, and elephants...well i actually like elephants they are smart idiots .
Nets are invisible under water, and elephants know how to paint impressionistic pictures.
But they can't be more because they didn't discover pottery and electronics or evolved in the right direction like us. You can't make rudimentary electronics in water either, especially when your stupid and being hunted constantly to the point where half your brain is constantly awake! So you would have to be on land evolve to have versatile limbs.
You're using an argument from ignorance; "I don't know how it could happen differently, therefore it cannot"
Also many sea-based living things regularly visit the land, so it's possible for alien aquatic life to develop tools. Any living thing capable of using graspers would be able to crawl onto land and experience life there.
Here's a fun fact for you guys. if I would burn all the heathen planets, put a bullet in the head of every ape and domesticate every viable species for consumption and turn there environment into useful cities with towering skyscrapers, not a damn one could stop our march to their habitat mach less the stars, because they're stupid inferiors.
Just because we're smarter, and have leverage over them, doesn't mean we're innately better than them. Importance and relevance is granted by people, so obviously we're going to place Humans above them, but we're not objectively better than them.
To not go extinct or thrive you need to constantly evolve and end up with the attributes i stated humanoids have. In the end I've heard of octopus dolphins elephants ants and a fucking Muppet as non-humanoid intelligent species and all of them lack even the potential to become anything more than prey. (I have the heart of a drengin. Lol.)
No you don't as I've shown above; there are many forms which are objectively vastly superior to the Human body plan in nearly every way.
Almost any extant multicellular animal could theoretically develop into an intelligent creature
i hope this post compiles good enough to read. ^In My Strong Opinion.
You need better opinions :3