The Weirdest Aliens of 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

Vikram Gounassegarin

Thousands of bizarre alien species coexist in one giant alien megastrucure in the new science-fiction action film, "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." Here are some of the coolest — and weirdest — extraterrestrial species that appear in the movie.

Khodar’Khan

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Igon Siruss is an intradimensional creature of the Khodar’Khan species. He's a criminal mastermind and the most-feared pirate in the galaxy.

Bromosaur

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This 300-ton aquatic beast is a gentle giant — unless you steal a Mylea jellyfish from it. Then it turns ruthless pretty quickly.

Glamopod

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Bubble is a sweet, shape-shifting alien known as a Glamopod. Played by Rihanna, Bubble can turn into any creature. She can also wrap around other people and disguise them.

Intradimensional Cutie

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This chubby little intradimensional species seems pretty harmless with its cute little slime gun. But you don't want to anger its mother...

Its Mother

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The baby version of this species may be cute, but these aliens grow up to be terrifying, toothy monsters.

Mül Converters

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These adorable critters come from the planet Mül. They're capable of reproducing any object by eating it and excreting hundreds of replicas.

The Pearls

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The Pearls are a peaceful, holistic race of humanoids who come from the planet Mül.

The Pearls

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The Pearls look like humans, but they have pale, shimmery skin, bald heads and pupils shaped like flowers.

Poulong Farmer

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Poulong Farmers are an aquatic species who live in the Galana Sea at Alpha, the city of a thousand planets.

Doghan Daguis

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The Doghan Daguis are sneaky little aliens who travel — and speak — in groups of three. They speak 1,00 different languages and seek and sell information to other aliens in Alpha.

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Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.