Maybe the world's astronomy community should give "District 9" producer Peter Jackson a call. He might know something they don't. At Comic-Con, Jackson protege, "District 9" director, Neill Blomkamp revealed that the aliens who landed on Earth 28 years prior in South Africa came from a planet in the Andromeda Galaxy. The editorial team at the Daily Galaxy thinks this is a perfect, spot-on choice. But, did Blomkamp unwittingly mimic the home galaxy of evil Kelvans in an early Star Trek episode?
An image of the Andromeda Galaxy was on display on one of the large bridge monitors aboard the USS Enterprise and in the briefing room when the crew was reviewing star charts to search for the origin of an unknown buoy in "The Corbomite Maneuver." But unlike the peaceful "Prawns" in District 9, the Kelvan Empire dispatched expeditions of multi-generational starships to explore neighboring galaxies for territories suitable for conquest and occupation.