OK, I know that a lot of people created characters and Bridge Officers utilizing the various Canon Races, but there have to be people who used the ambiguous "Alien" Race at least once--either for themselves or their Bridge Officers.
So, out of curiosity, what have people done with the options provided with "Aliens"? Did you create your own race, bring in a race from another franchise, or did you use it to create an Android?
I made an alien for my bridge crew. We call it the Geeth. It is the chief of security. Whenever it finds someone who is not supposed to be on the ship, it can commence the standard greeting for it's species: anal probing. We have a very secure starship.
I have made my own species, which currently isn't actually represented in my captains lineup (only three slots? Boooooo!), since currently my captains are running on a monospecies concept such as all Klingon. It's what I use in absolutely any 'alien' bridge officer however, so might pop up in my newest captain. My newest captain is technically 'alien', but is actually a Vulcan since I didn't want to have two wasteful and useless ground traits, which in one case wouldn't make sense anyway because I like flipping the monocultures in Star Trek on their head and wrote her up as rejecting the Vulcan way and feeling. My Klingon captain has the cute stance and is more like a curious, ditzy human. :p
I might as well include my only foray into "Alien", as well--it was a Bridge Officer for one of my Alts.
I basically used the options provided to create a female Android who looked very human-like. However, there are a few differences from standard Humans: for one thing, a normal Human's eyes are not red like KOS-MOS' eyes (KOS-MOS is the name of the Android I created). Also, KOS-MOS' hair is a very shiny light blue, another thing you don't see that much with Humans. KOS-MOS also has a very large bust (as large as I could make it using the slider adjustments). I might adjust her Uniform a bit, but she currently wears a Red Uniform, considering that she's a Tactical Officer.
Yes one of my cpt is a drow. Brizza, actually. On the Venom. Character and ship name I used during "The Attack on DS9" RP in the old 10forward.
Also did a reptilian science oficer for a crew. Will probaly do more. They are fun to create.