During a recent viewing of Gokaiger, the child suddenly realized that all the main characters were meant to be aliens, and moreover, aliens from FIVE DIFFERENT WORLDS! The idea that there would be creatures that look exactly like humans from Japan, much less multiple planets full of them, suddenly struck her as questionable for the first time. As a fan of Star Trek, I have long since taken it for granted that all the aliens will be bipedal with rubbery foreheads and I’m kind of fine with that, given the scarcity of non-humanoids with SAG cards. Strangely, though, even in comics where casting issues shouldn’t apply, we don’t see many truly alien aliens. Tellus counts, but Shadow Lass is essentially a powder blue version of Kirk’s Orion dancing girl (costume and all.)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that Farscape had it closest to actual non-humanoid diversity, asking: Does it ever bother you that aliens overwhelmingly look human?