Most of the aliens that I've seen on Star Trek that are humanoid have more features on their face than humans rather than less.

I know that this is probably easy for the special effects crew to just add onto the actors' face rather than try to subtract from it...but other than the Changelings, are there any creatures that have less facial features?


I figure the Ancient humanoids fit your description. They're the in-universe explanation for why the Star Trek universe is filled with so many humanoid beings from hundreds of different worlds. They seeded the galaxy with life so that life ended up looking similar to them.

But, consider the racism inherent in your question. You're starting with humans as the default and asking why other species are more featured than them. Wouldn't an equally valid question be why do humans, amongst the dozens of humanoid creatures in the galaxy, have the least facial characteristics? I figure they're the ones who stand out among the galaxy's people as being so boring in their facial structure.

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    My question was asked from the humanoid standpoint. The definition of humanoid is human-like. My question was meant to be a direct comparison to humans. – OghmaOsiris Jul 17 '11 at 2:06
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    I think there would only be racism inherent in this question if it were asked in-universe. – neilfein Jul 17 '11 at 2:08
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    Can't really be racist against something that doesn't exist. ;) – OghmaOsiris Jul 17 '11 at 2:18
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    @OghmaOsiris Oh I see how it is, you're a non-fictionist too! :p – user1027 Jul 17 '11 at 2:46
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    @Keen no no no, I'm a realist ;P – OghmaOsiris Jul 17 '11 at 2:57

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