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Aliens kidnapped my house.

Television movie from the mid to late 80's. Probably on Nickelodeon.a About a kid that gets kidnapped by aliens. [more inside]
posted by iamck on Sep 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Space aliens visit earth to experience emotions

About a month ago I heard a partial interview with a short story author (male) and one of the stories was about aliens who come to Earth to experience emotions by inhabiting our bodies. They vacation here because our life span is very short compared to theirs. They were very,very tall on their planet. This story has been stuck in my mind. I emailed NPR and they couldn't figure it out either. Help!
posted by wennagain on Jul 2, 2010 - 9 answers

What is the name of this really disturbing science fiction short story?

What is the name of this really disturbing science fiction short story? (potentially NSFW description) [more inside]
posted by brundlefly on Jun 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Give Me Anime-Induced Nightmares Again

Help me identify a anime from my childhood about a superhero alien with boob death lasers. [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Oct 19, 2009 - 2 answers

In space no one can here you scream, he wrote

What's the best literary equivalent of Alien/Aliens? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 9, 2009 - 21 answers

Thanos is intriguing. Who else?

In your opinion, who are the best alien super-villains? Difficulty: I'm only interested in those that originated from comic books. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Jul 23, 2009 - 25 answers

UFOs on the Gulf Coast

Looking for reports of UFO sightings and alien encounters in Gulf Shores, Alabama. [more inside]
posted by little_c on Jun 2, 2009 - 4 answers

things cadbury never taught me about

Advise-an-alien-filter: Easter version [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Apr 7, 2009 - 26 answers

We Come In Peace - Really

Science Fiction Filter: examples of unreliable aliens? [more inside]
posted by arcanecrowbar on Mar 14, 2009 - 36 answers

No One Would Have Believed...

First contact and apocalyptic sci-fi recommendations please. [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on Feb 2, 2009 - 44 answers

"Get away from her, you beech nut..."

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 - 17 answers

I have a science fiction story stuck in my head.

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 - 9 answers

Do you know this music clip?

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 - 2 answers

What's this "aliens stole our metal" SF short?

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 - 3 answers

Colonization: Lost in Space?

YAWWTPCGQ (yet another "what was that PC game?" question) [more inside]
posted by Iosephus on Nov 14, 2008 - 5 answers


What are some classic, old sci-fi movies? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Oct 29, 2008 - 40 answers

Creation Myth

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 - 17 answers

Alien poems are all the rage

Searching for a poem about aliens justifying their conquer of a "new world" - ours. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Sep 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find this animated show about aliens

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 - 5 answers

Add a new category to this list: Aliens, Monsters, Ghosts...

Aliens, monsters, and ghosts. The big three. But is there a fourth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Jun 26, 2008 - 42 answers

The Truth is in Here

I need a name for my X-files themed blog. [more inside]
posted by Secretariat on Apr 20, 2008 - 33 answers

Information Retrieval

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 - 4 answers

Sundry Notes for an Abortive Ethnography of the Asadi of BoskVeld

Where can I find good science fiction about alien ethnographers (or 'xenologists')? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jan 19, 2008 - 31 answers

Close Encounters of the YouTube kind.

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 - 9 answers

What are the tinfoil hat set saying?

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 - 12 answers

What's the brand of flashlight the aliens are hawking on this commercial?

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 - 4 answers

Help me find a vaguely-described book.

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 - 11 answers

"Chrono Shift?"

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 - 6 answers

Men in Black/Chariots of the Gods type book from late sixties.

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 - 6 answers

How can I convince my friend he's being nuts?

Help me deprogram a friend. [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Mar 24, 2006 - 39 answers

Dinosaur, Alien movie from the early 80s

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 - 4 answers

How could a Coke can leak its contents without any apparent holes?

How could a Coke can leak its contents without any apparent holes? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Nov 23, 2005 - 25 answers

What are we saying to the aliens?

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 - 17 answers

Recommend songs about UFOs

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 - 51 answers

Sci Fi Collections

[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 - 10 answers

Whatever happened to alien abductions and UFO sightings in the mainstream media?

Whatever happened to alien abductions and UFO sightings in the mainstream media? (MI) [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Nov 17, 2004 - 19 answers

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