Let’s face it, the world loves aliens – watching them, reading about them, arguing about whether they exist. It’s not a new phenomenon by any means – Johannes Kepler’s book, Somnium, details a race of “daemons” who live in the moon and that was written in 1608 but even after four hundred years, the idea of meeting beings from another planet hasn’t lost its appeal.
Aliens have provided some of the most iconic images in pop culture – the xenomorph and its face huggers, daleks, cybermen, the predator, chewie to name just a few But, let’s face it, some aliens are just weird.
Mac from Mac and Me
E.T. = Cute
“Mysterious Alien Creature” = Creepy
Gilbert the Alien from Get Fresh
I can’t say I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching Get Fresh but the blend of Gaz Top and the spectacularly low budget Gilbert looks like a winner to me.
What is it with children’s television? Apparently, this bizarre race of creatures appear whenever children are laughing. <shudder>
Let’s face it, it’s tough to pick just one weird alien from Doctor Who but I’m going to go with the viewer designed Abzorbaloff. Love that cane.
Again, Star Trek provides plenty of options but the argumentative Tellarites win out for me.
The Aliens Have Come to End the World…
On March 13, 1997, the incident now known as the Phoenix Lights left thousands of witnesses at a loss to explain the sudden appearance of the massive V-shaped craft that hovered in the skies above Phoenix that day.
Now, eighteen years later, the Vs have returned. Bargains will be made with an intelligence beyond our grasp deep within a super-secret government blacksite. Can a crew of TV UFO Busters find out the truth about the visitors or are they going to get far more than they ever bargained for? Whereas once they were blind, now they will see.
Welcome to the invasion.
Welcome to the Apocalypse Weird
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