Is it just me, or do the Na’vi from Avatar remind you uncannily of Zhaan (Virginia Hey) and her Delvian peoples from Farscape (1999)? Incidentally, I am currently re-watching Season 1. To be honest, I had only made it through Season 2 before I lost track of it in college never finished watching it! I have my chance now.
Zhaan, played by the ethereally beautiful Virginia Hey, with Mt. Everest cheekbones that could cut ice, is a holy woman, a priestess, and best of all, a plant capable of photosynthesis. That explains the blue. While Na’vi are capable of communing with plants, it’s never quite clarified whether their skin contains chlorophyll and stomata or not, despite that enormous book Signourney Weaver’s character has written. Anyways, you can see the similarities and differences for yourself.
Photo credits: 20th Century Fox (Neytiri), Google Image Search (Zhaan)