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Sci-Fi Illustrated Book of Alien Planets and Creatures?

When I was a kid, I had an illustrated sci-fi book that was basically a catalog of alien planets and their exotic animal life-forms. I was able to find it on the internet again a few years ago, but have since forgotten the title. Illustrations I remember from the book: a red alien cat-like creature; a slab of rock with eyes and bloody fangs. Things I remember about the book when I looked it up recently: it was listed as a non-canonical book in another series, and was intended as a handbook for a fictional trade/commerce federation. What is this book?
posted by not_on_display on Aug 9, 2013 - 3 answers

 

Possibly a dumb question about Alien/Aliens.

On a recent rewatch of the original Alien and Aliens films, I realized something puzzling. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Feb 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Apretado! Apretado!

Spanish-translation-filter. As part of this month's Mefi music challenge, I'm doing a cover of Radiohead's Subterranean Homesick Alien in Spanish, and need translation help. [more inside]
posted by hanoixan on Jul 5, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I find you if I don't even know your name?

Help me remember a pair of sci-fi/drama movies a friend recommended several years ago that I've now forgotten the titles of. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Writing, etc., about gulfs between cultures?

Looking for good depictions of people or characters with truly foreign, alien, or mutually irreconcilable views of the world. [more inside]
posted by Bufo_periglenes on Feb 14, 2012 - 29 answers

Horror set in space

Looking for recommendations of horror stories set in space - movies, TV shows/episodes, books, comics, games etc. Bonus points for 'ghost ship'/'haunted house' story constructions. [more inside]
posted by slimepuppy on Feb 6, 2011 - 43 answers

Movie from the '80s with a floating alien brain who lives underground?

Can you help me find a sci-fi movie from the '80s with a floating brain in it? I only saw bits of it at the video store. [more inside]
posted by qbject on Jan 15, 2011 - 3 answers

If I was a Q, I'd probably be a bit of a jerk, too.

Is there a quote about how a vastly superior creature who isn't a god could appear as if they were one? [more inside]
posted by Golfhaus on Jan 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Identify a science fiction/fantasy novel from the 1980s, possibly YA, where they lived in the trees and where talk of killing others was taboo?

Can you identify this book? I read it in the mid-1980s. It may or may not have been a YA (Young Adult) title. The protagonist was a young girl, and her society lived peacefully up in the trees. She was interested in seeing the world down on the surface. There may have been another society down there. At one point she lost her temper with someone (a pet?) and blurted out something like "I would like to dead you!" at which her family was shocked and horrified at her violent thoughts. I particularly remember being struck by that part, that she understood the concept of killing but didn't know the verb. [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Dec 27, 2010 - 2 answers

I'm looking for an old internet-video spoof that featured an alien hand-puppet with a baby-bottle nipple on it's head acting very silly

I'm looking for an old internet-video spoof of the Jeff Peckman/Stan Romenek "alien" video, which featured an alien hand-puppet with a baby-bottle nipple on its head acting very silly. [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo on Jan 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Cave Aliens 2

Yet another 80s Scifi search! But as it happens, I remember the whole movie... [more inside]
posted by lundman on Feb 3, 2009 - 6 answers

Alien books.

There was a book that I remember seeing when I was growing up on fictional extraterrestrial life that I can not now find. [more inside]
posted by C17H19NO3 on Sep 24, 2008 - 9 answers

PAINTIN OF ALIEN FROM COMMUNION?

Does anyone know who created the now famous painting of an alien that is featured on the cover of Whitley Strieber's COMMUNION? [more inside]
posted by hodgman on Feb 19, 2008 - 5 answers

Title of an old movie...

I'm looking for the title of a movie where the setting is this: A group of researchers (military?) are in a blizzard or snow storm in what I recall is Alaska or the arctic. One of them is killing the others, and it turns out to be some sort of Alien or parasite. ... [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Aug 10, 2006 - 13 answers

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