Alien race from the computer game Star Control. Spathi resemble some some sort of mollusk with a giant eyestalk in which the pupil is constantly quivering. They are extremely cowardly and it's a wonder they ever achieved spaceflight.
"Ah greetings Hunam, this is the Spathi Voidship StarRunner! Please do not torture me today, as I do not very much like being tortured! The coordinates of our homeworld are..."