As a new convert to CE who will be picking up the FF edition once it's released, I have to ask: has anyone noticed that similarities between the game's aliens and those found in the classic Star Control series of PC games? I have to wonder whether the creators of Star Control were fans of CE, and also whether the Fantasy Flight art is the same as the art in older editions (if anyone could answer this question I'd appreciate it).
Anyway, the similarities have made CE even more of a draw for me. The one parallel I can draw at the moment is between the Dnyarri in Star Control and the "Hate" alien in CE. While their powers are not identical, they are similar in appearance.
Anyone else noticed this kind of trend or am I the only one?