I just watched bits of this breath-taking documentary regarding the future development of deep space telescopes and how in ten years time scientists will be able to focus in on planets/ moons that may hold prospective life!!!!!
What made the documentary so alluring was that all the creature/ plant designs were developed with the support of evolutionary biologists, these guys/ gals utilize planet earth as a template and start changing all kinds of attributes, for instance the gases in the atmosphere, the surrounding planets and stars, weather patterns etc.
I saw this one creature design called the Jackal that had 360 degree vision (basically it had 3 eyes and looked like a gigantic house fly, real ugly)!!!
The DVD is going to be released later this year in Europe, not sure about the US but since the telescope is being built by NASA I’m sure you’ll hear a lot more about it in coming years.
I wage all the tremendous artists for Star Trek and Star Wars are gonna be like “damn, we got it so wrong” lol (just kiddin), presume we’ll find out in ten years time.