What’s Your Favorite Alien Species in Star Trek?

Happy 50th anniversary, Star Trek! From the original series in the ’60s spinning off into several different – and equally important – TV shows, to spawning a whopping 13 movies (so far), Star Trek has truly lived long and prospered.

In honor of 50 glorious years of Star Trek making TV a little more Cardassian and a little less Kardashian, we had our artists create some amazing designs that Trekkers will dig. And we asked them, what’s your favorite alien species in Star Trek (or favorite sci-fi alien)?

Behold, the Star Trek collection: the (not so) final frontier. Live long and prosper, and may the force be…wait no, scratch that last part.

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“LLAP” by Alby Letoy

The Catullans a.k.a space hippies. You should see them jamming, that’s the first intergalactic jam. Here, I give you the Youtube link.


Alby Letoy | Malang
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“Hungry Like the Worf” by Laura Stead

From Star Trek, I would say a Betazoid, like Deanna Troi’s mother. The fact that they get married in the nude cracked me up. From a movie, definitely Gizmo! He’s adorably dangerous! And it’s kind of a stretch, but from TV I would say Roger the alien from American Dad. He pretty much trumps them all.


Laura Stead | Buncombe
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“Enterprise Badge” by robthebarber7

My favorite alien species in Star Trek is the Borg because resistance is futile.


Robert Barber (robthebarber7) | Bluffdale, UT
Elementary, My Dear Data” & “Spug” by

My favorite – tough decision, while Data is my favorite character and Spock is an icon in history with no equal, the vote goes to Q. It was a close call with equally great competitors taking part, but Q wins by a slim margin of 10 quadrillion points!



Jonna Piltti (BlancaJP) | Tampere


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“The Final Frontier” by SteveOramA

Without a doubt I’d have to say Klingon. I could stare at those bumpy heads for hours!

Steve Wilson (SteveOramA)
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“Scotty…get me out of here!” by Simon Carpenter

I was tempted to be cool and go for a really obscure species but you just can’t beat a good Klingon. Bumpy head, badass language and a hairstyle that words just can’t describe (I’m looking at you Worf). What’s not to love!


Simon Carpenter | Torbay
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“Re-imagined logo” by HappyNice

My favourite alien species in Star Trek is The Horta from “Devil in the Dark.” Although looking like a mound of pulsating sick, [SPOILER ALERT] the revelation that the bad guy was just a mother looking after its young was a brilliant and thought-provoking twist. How sweet – not a dry eye in the house.

Davey Podmore (HAPPYNICE) | Huntingdon, UK
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“Beat the Kobayashi Maru” by Hopography

We are the Borg.


Hoppo (Hopography) | Portsmouth UK
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“Starfleet Weaponry” by weirdoboy

One of my earliest Star Trek memories is watching The Wrath of Khan on summer vacation when I was 7. The scene featuring a Ceti eel going into Chekhov’s ear freaked me out. For the rest of the summer I covered my ears whenever I saw any kind of worm or caterpillar.


Chad Albers (weirdoboy) | Minneapolis, MN
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“Star Trek Emblem: Enterprise” by Nathan Laird

My favorite alien from sci-fi is definitely Predator. One of the many monsters from movies that really captured my imagination as a child and spawned  hundreds of mediocre drawings sprawled across my room. Also any movie with two minutes of dudes shooting into the jungle is always a winner.


Nathan Laird | Wellington, New Zealand
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“Logical” by sketcher2000

Well…The obvious choice of aliens, and dare I say logical choice, would be Vulcans.


Mike Cole (sketcher2000)
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“Spock” by RanyTotalLost

My favorite alien from a sci-fi movie is the alien from the movie Predator, of course. I remember when I first saw the movie, I was a young kid. It was so frightening for me because the alien had such a scary look and he was unbeatable, especially with his cloaking ability. But eventually you can count on Arnold Schwarzenegger to save the day and beat the sh*t out of the alien : )


Rany Atlan (RanyTotalLost) | Israel.
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“Explore new worlds” by GloopZ

Although I love Star Trek, I feel I am not well versed in that franchise’s alien species so I’m gonna go with the Aliens alien! As an audience we marvel at alien intellect and their technologies. On the other hand aliens are also supposed to be creepy, scary and gross and that’s why I like the face huggers from the Alien movies. They excelled in burning an image of disgusting space horror in my mind.


Elan Harris (GloopZ) | Brooklyn, NY
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“Starfleet Tri-D Chess Champion” by Gintron

Them Q folks are my favourite. I like thinking about parallel universes beyond comprehension of us lesser beings (Oh! Human race burn!) Star Trek rules.


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“Starfleet Academy” by supergr8ful

Vulcan – gotta love logic.


Carlos C. (supergr8ful) | Los Angeles
Vulcan Salute,” “Meeting of Generations,” and “Trekkie” by Boostr29

As for your question, my favorite ST alien species would definitely be Vulcans – because Spock. A close second would be Klingons.


Lawrence Villanueva (Boostr29) | Fullerton in C
Visit Vulcan” and “Voyage” by Mathiole

Ah, the Borgs are my favorite by far! I’ve always liked the bad guys and they are badass. “Resistance is futile!”


Mathiole | Belo Horizonte
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“Arena Fighter” by Tom Burns

My favorite alien species in the Star Trek franchise are ‘The Borg’, originally from ST:TNG. My favorite alien species in all of sci-fi are the Engineers/Space Jockeys from the Alien/Prometheus films. I guess I’m really into malevolent biomechanical creatures bent on the destruction of mankind…stupid mankind.



Tom Burns

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Carlyn Hill

Dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I'm not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.