Michael over at Gosporn mentionned recently that the Vulcans of the Star Trek Universe and the Elves of Lord of the Rings are essentially one and the same: Atlanteans.
The Vulcans obviously because they look just like Namor of Marvel Comics, the Prince of Atlantis. J. R. R. Tolkien's Elves however don't just LOOK as if they belong on the lost continent, they literally ARE from Atlantis.
According to Tolkien, the Elves originally came from Numenor, a rather large island in the middle of the Western Sea, shaped like a five-pointed star. It is only after Numenor sank beneath the sea that the Elves migrated to Middle-Earth (Eurasia-Africa). After its downfall, Numenor became known as Atalante (the Downfallen).
But what do the blue-skinned Andorians have to do with Atlantis? Well, Numenor was called Andor by the Elves, the homeworld of the Andorians being of course the ice planet Andoria. So that pic at the beginning meta-logically shows an Atlantean facing another kind of Atlantean.
Oh, and I should mention, Namor, the Prince of Atlantis, was named Numenor in the "Marvel 1602" limited series comic book "1602: Fantastick Four". Pure coincidence, I'm certain.
P.S. Namor/Numenor's "Marvel 1602" version of Atlantis was named "Bensaylum". The setting of Francis Bacon's "The New Atlantis" is called "Bensalem". I wonder how many comic book writers are fellow synchro-mystics...