James Cameron's Aliens + Screening Party + [Your suggestions for Aliens themed foods] = AWESOMENESS!! Help me out. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Jan 17, 2009 -
Help me identify the name of this science fiction short story or novel about a human child of an interplanetary diplomat. [more inside]
posted by shadytrees
on Dec 11, 2008 -
For a friend: So there's this music video clip [they] used to see in the last 10 years or so on Rage, can't really remember if it was 90's or early 00's. It was a dance track of some kind, possibly techno. It was in the style of a monster B movie. I think it was black and white. [more inside]
posted by krisjohn
on Dec 5, 2008 -
Another "ID this SF story" question...a man wakes up in the night to discover (so he thinks) that all the metal in his house is gone. [more inside]
posted by attercoppe
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Pequeninos, Thranx, Fithp, Psychlos, Aalaag, Hani, Mahendo'sat, Kif, etc.
Do you recall if any of these science fiction aliens (or any other sf aliens) have their own creation myth? At first glance it seemed a easy research assignment. I have no trouble in coming up with creation myths for real cultures, but I'm coming up with 0 in imaginary cultures.
posted by francesca too
on Oct 5, 2008 -
Looking for old animated film of aliens. I saw this on t.v. in the late 70's or maybe the 80's. Aliens that kind of looked like people were in animation and sometimes they would sit like they were meditating and then a big bubble would float above them, and you could not figure out if their soul was in the bubble, or if they were somehow procreating with others by doing this. I remember that the children were not suppose to bother someone who was doing this. It was a very interesting animation. I thought that the word "planet" was in the title but I'm not sure. Any ideas??
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Sep 13, 2008 -
I'm looking for the title of a science fiction B movie which I saw very long ago for which I have only a fragmentary memory: a lab worker is covering a bell-jar like contrivance which is encaging two small, glowing and bobbing spheres of some un-nameable plasma (creatures...?!). She leaves the darkened room, and the guys working the baby spot - I mean, they escape, wending their eerie way around the eerily lit lab....and the memory ends. What film is it?
posted by Kronos_to_Earth
on Feb 8, 2008 -
Tin-foil Sunday: What's the deal with this infamous web-video of a strange creature in a Spanish/South-American forest? [more inside]
posted by Harry
on Mar 10, 2007 -
I'm trying to find published accounts of alien abduction experiences, particularly those that involve missing time. Either first-hand narratives are okay, or transcripts of peoples' accounts would work, too. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Jan 22, 2007 -
Have you seen the commercial with the aliens trying to fix their ship? If so, what's the brand of the flashlight they're hawking? [more inside]
posted by PandemicSoul
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I read a book when I was 12 or 13 about a boy who may have been living in Wales. The only things I remember about the book are that it involved aliens, cairns (as grave markers?) and that it scared the heck out of me. Does this ring any bells with anyone?
posted by casconed
on Jul 20, 2006 -
Is this "chrono shift" - your memories shuffle chronological order? Does this happen to other people, is there a medical term? (Drinking involved) [more inside]
posted by andrewyakovlev
on May 12, 2006 -
Whilst at school in the UK in the late sixties I borrowed a book from the local library.The thesis of this non-fiction book was that aliens lived and walked amongst us and could be recognised by a predilection for wearing black.The argument was presented in a fairly low key,rational manner and,if I remember rightly,the book was published by Gollancz in their standard yellow and black cover.Not a lot to go on I know.Something deep within me wants to know if it was good rubbish or bad rubbish.
posted by Dr.Pill
on May 6, 2006 -
70/80s sci-fi/horror movie filter: Does anyone remember a movie that was broadcast on network television in the very early 80s that involved claymation dinosaurs attacking a house and aliens that entered the house through a key-hole (?). [more inside]
posted by lyam
on Feb 24, 2006 -
The top of this little sign
says, "This compressed message [from the NAIC-Arecibo Observatory] is a mathematical puzzle for an intelligent species to solve. The answer will reveal information about the Earth and its people." I got nothin'. Help?
posted by gleuschk
on Jul 28, 2005 -
The recent release of two albums with songs about UFO sightings inspires me to ask for recommendations of other UFO songs. [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Jul 25, 2005 -
[Two Obscure SciFi Short Story Questions]
When I was a kid our family library was stocked with lots of 'Best Of' Sci Fi collections. One particular story that I half remember had something to do with the human race being enslaved by large aliens, and basically a slave revolt by humans occurs in one of the alien ships. The other story was about an alien artifact (a helmet?) and some quasi-Egyptian pyramid ruins. That's really about all I can remember, other than I remember enjoying both stories very much. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by geekhorde
on Jan 6, 2005 -