The Star Trek franchise lives and breathes on the unique talents of the makeup effects artists who bring alien species to life. Yes, there's the writing. And, yes, the expertise of the actors beneath the latex and prosthetics makes an incredible difference for how audiences relate to the characters. But its the convincing and elaborate makeup -- even in the original series from the 1960s -- that really makes audiences feel they are watching an alien race.
Let's take a look at some of the most impressive makeup characters in the franchise, and the masterful performers who bring them to life.