Top 5 Weird Aliens

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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. To celebrate the fact that Eric Tozzi’s alien infested Apocalypse Weird novel, Phoenix Lights is on offer for the bargain price of 99c, here’s five of the weirdest aliens ever to grace our screens… Mac from Mac and Me Yeah… 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. Boohbah What is it with children’s television? Apparently, this bizarre race of creatures appear whenever children are laughing. <shudder> The Abzorbaloff Let’s face it, … Read More

1 Thing I Learned Last Week

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  A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015 [“1 Thing I Learned Last Week” by Philip Harris first appeared on Solitary Mindset on 2nd March 2015]  

All Alone in the Night

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News hit recently of a possible Babylon 5 movie reboot. Despite it sometimes feeling like a poor man’s Star Trek, at least as far as fandom goes, My wife and I have been fans of the show since it originally aired in the UK and “It can be a dangerous place” is still part of our shared vocabulary. It’s safe to say we’re up for a reboot, particularly if J. Michael Straczynski is running things. Babylon 5 was the first TV show that I watched that had a true ongoing story. Most shows I paid attention to back then followed the standard sitcom approach where the world at the end of an episode was essentially the same as when that episode started. My science fiction viewing prior to Babylon 5 was generally limited to Star Trek (Original and Next Generation), Doctor Who and Blake’s 7, and you could watch the episodes in pretty much any order. You might wonder why Tasha Yar wasn’t on the Enterprise that week but other than that, you’d be able to follow what was going on. Even a series with an ongoing plot like The Invaders could really be watched out of order with very little problem and the early episodes of The … Read More