Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
I can't remember the name of the movie bit there was some horrible low budget movie in the 1990s that introduced the word "specist" as in bigoted based on species. I've heard it a few times since.

The original Battlestar Galactica was great at making up alternate words, "Yarns" for years, "centons" for centuries and, of course, "Oh, Frak" for, um, something.

If we count books, Mark Twain was well known for making up words.
It's a somewhat useful word, insofar as in a sci-fi context where extraterrestrial life has been proven real, the superficial distinctions of "race" as we know them wouldn't matter nearly as much as what planet someone comes from.