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

Kortan Dahük

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The Kortan Dahük are humanoid extraterrestrials from planet Kas-ônar, an intergalactic paradise with three suns. They're sensitive to music and sounds and invented "sound sculptures" with a variety of purposes in mind, like long-distance communication, healing or space travel


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These reptilian monsters on the planet Kirian exist in another dimension. They can be extremely destructive with their sharp claws and giant teeth. And because they're insensitive to pain and exhaustion, they're probably the last alien species you want chasing after you.


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Omelites come from the planet Of'Posco and are expert programmers. They're responsible for all information technology (IT) development and maintenance on Alpha, the city of a thousand planets.

Azin Mö

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The Azin Mö species medical doctors of Alpha, the city of a thousand planets.


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The Boulan-Bathor come from a planet called Goara and are totally obsessed with food.

Khodar’Khan Soldiers

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Most Khodar’Khan are not nearly as large as Igon Siruss. The hefty crime lord has smaller, more in-shape counterparts guarding his territory.

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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 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 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.