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Questions tagged [aliens]

For use as the generic term 'alien' which generally refers to a life-form not of Earth, but it can also be used to describe anything, including objects, from another world or system. Use [aliens-1986] for the sequel to the 1979 film Alien; use [alien-franchise] for that entire franchise.

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TV series episode where humans nuke aliens before decrypting their message that states they come in peace

I remember one episode from The X-Files (I think) where aliens contacted people. They were using weird language and people were trying to decode it to understand what they want. I remember that they ...
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Book about a teenager and alien [duplicate]

I am trying to find the title of a book that I read in the late 90s early 00s. I think the book was part of a trilogy. This is what I can remember about the story, a teenage boy leads a normal life ...
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Encyclopedia of aliens

As a kid I had a book about aliens. It was a pseudo-encyclopedia of sorts with different kinds of articles and chapters about extraterrestrials. I was so young at the time, I don't remember a great ...
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Story about an alien coming to earth and being confounded by grass and why we worship the lawn?

Any ideas what story this might be? My Grammie told me about it and I'm trying to find it. TIA
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Short web-original story about eldritch horrors repelling an alien first-contact

I've been trying to find a web-original short story I read a couple years back. I found it on Imgur, text on an image, fairly long, it may have been a 4chan greenpost. The essential premise was a ...
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Movie with a hockey player saving the world from extra terrestrials

I watched it in 2015. It's in English. Possibly Hollywood movie with Russell Casse (I'm not sure). A group of people have been abducted and a blonde girl is used for experiments. The extra ...
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Movie: astronauts visit a Mars-like planet with aliens passing as humans, alien embarks the ship, which destructs before landing on Earth

The only things I remember are a group of astronauts visit a Mars-like brown planet (or Mars itself) where they find a small group of humans living there. They are trapped because of some type of ...
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Movie about a blue-blooded alien princess, sent to Earth for safekeeping [duplicate]

The movie was about a girl who seemed normal, she had a brother (I think they were twins but not sure). She gets sick or is injured and is taken to the hospital. They take blood from her and it turns ...
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Short Story of Aliens Sailing/Mining on a Gas Giant who Attach to Females like Anglerfish

A couple years ago I read a short story set on/in a gas giant. The main character and narrator is an alien who flies a one man ship. He and the other males fly around and gather supplies and ...
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Webcomic About Alien Teenagers Training On Military Space Station

The webcomic involved aliens (who looked kind of like Lombaxes but with clawed feet and no tails) training to be soldiers on a space station which also served as a boarding school. There were other ...
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A book (mid 2000s) about a kid getting an old laptop that connects him to aliens, the alien government (I think) coming after him?

I can't remember much other than a kid got an old laptop, maybe from his school, and wanted to play games on it but it's actually an alien laptop and connects him somehow to other aliens. I also ...
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Short story: alien intelligence take-over in Antarctic base

I'd like to track down an English-language short story I read sometime between 1990 and 2010 approx, and which I'm fairly sure was in a UK-edition anthology. It's about an alien intelligence (monster?...
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Movie/show where guy buys alien egg and it hatches

A space nut buys an egg, then another egg falls to earth. They both hatch and these insect like aliens come out. The aliens attach themselves to the spine of humans to control them and are seeking ...
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Low budget alien movie about the Earth being cooked

I’m looking for an alien movie I watched years ago, mid to late 2000’s about the Earth being cooked or heated up by aliens. The poster is a reflection of the Earth heating up with an orange glow on an ...
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Science fiction story where an older person (alien) is barricaded in a house and attacked by flying lights; ends up in Stonehenge and another planet

There was a man who encounters an older person in a house that he has barricaded himself into, but does not know why. They are attacked by flying lights. The older person (an alien) starts becoming ...
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80s or earlier short story or serial about natives on a faraway planet battling invading high-tech troops

I read a story in a sci-fi magazine anthology in the early '80s about a "primitive" culture on some faraway planet. The story started with a young boy practicing fighting in a group of other young ...
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Novel about near future where humans are transmitted to a mirrored room on another planet [duplicate]

Near future with hyperinflation, humans get captured and transmitted to a mirrored room on alien planet. They are studied. when the men complain about a lack of women, one of the women is duplicated ...
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Book where aliens are selecting humans for food consumption

I have read a science fiction years ago. About aliens selecting humans on Earth and people trying hard to fit in their criterias in order to be the "chosen ones" and go away with the aliens. But they ...
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Movie where aliens implant eggs in astronauts and slowly take over them except for one alien, Sabrina, who lives with her host body

I watched it on TV in 2002-2004. As I remember, five or four astronauts receive a SOS signal from a station or ship and go to investigate, only to be attacked by an alien creature very similar to a ...
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Story involving aliens that invented a form of crucifixion

I read a book probably in the mid-2000s that involved some aliens that had historical influence on human society. The story itself was set in the present, or possibly the future, but it had a ...
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70s or 80s B-movie about aliens in a family's television, fry the house cat and trap the son inside the TV

I saw this B-grade movie in the late 1970s or early 1980s about human looking aliens from another dimension who try to get to our dimension via a family's TV set. The aliens tried bringing the family ...
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YA sci-fi book about a girl who is hired to go to a planet and steal some alien technology

The book is about a girl who is hired to go to a planet and steal some alien technology. She teams up with a scholar whose goal is to save the technology. The scholar's dad is in jail. The girl had ...
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Space soap opera book where aliens kidnap people from Earth who must prove themselves worthy by killing the last captain

Alien ships come to Earth in the middle of the night and kidnap people who must prove themselves worthy of being captain by killing the last captain. The hero is a teacher I believe. The ship he ...
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TV show where a man receives a message that he can't decipher which turns out to be a picture of the alien

I remember a black-and-white television show a long time ago where a man received a message from an alien and he could not decipher it. It turned out that it was not a message but rather a digital ...
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Short story about an assassin and and his alien ambassador target

This has bugged me for some time re an anthology of Dark Fantasy stories I read in the 1980's. The basic synopsis of the short story I remember best is that an assassin is contracted to kill a ...
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Old book or story about alien stones which glow and merge together [duplicate]

From what I remember it is an old book. It's about a guy who lives near woods and is a fisherman. He finds some alien stones that glow and I think burn a hole through his desk drawer. They get larger ...
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Movie with a returning probe/satellite, an alien infection, and a nuke at the end

I've been trying to find the name of a movie I remember seeing on TV on several occasions. What I remember of the plot: A probe/satellite returns to earth It's brought to an underground facility and ...
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Is there a Star Trek episode that completely lacks futuristic technology or non-human traits?

I'm wondering if there's any Star Trek episode which could have been set in any pretty much any other (non-futuristic) setting without modification, even if the appearance of the technology is ...
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Novel about astronauts visiting a planet with primitive life. The Natives are humanoid with long arms

I read this book when I was a boy (85-89)but it wasn't a children's book. It had a blue sky and a tree on the cover. An astronaut was reaching up to an Alien in the tree. Written in English. It was ...
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Short story about alien intelligence testing

I'm looking for a short story I've read long ago, and my memory is fuzzy. It was in an Italian-language, translated in an anthology. The anthology was probably from the 1970s or early 1980s. It's ...
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Billionaire Astronaut finds a planet that sings and heals him

I once was given a paperback as a gift in the mid 80s. The plot was an addicted billionaire got bored and bought a starship. He discovered a planet where the grass attaches to his body, and in the ...
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Black and white movie with an alien octopus that emerges from a sphere

When I was 13 (in the late 70s) I stayed with my aunt and uncle for a few weeks. One day on the tv there was a black and white scifi movie. The only thing I remember about this movie is a scene of an ...
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50s Sci Fi book: “Superbomb” sends town to far future with Sun a red giant star [duplicate]

I once read a book about 40 years ago that was from the early 1950s. The premise was a scientist working on a "Superbomb" (described as a Hydrogen bomb) in a rural American town/city. An atomic war ...
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70s/80s Sci-Fi book with teleport gates on sub-light spacecraft and an army space suit

I must have read this 35 years ago. The book was a not particularly thick paperback, which as I recall had a picture of a spacesuit helmet on the cover - white helmet with a green visor which looked ...
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Novel set on a distant planet, with creatures able to taste and smell through their feet upon the surface

I am trying to find a novel set on a distant planet with unusual life forms, including one kind that can "taste" and "smell" through their feet upon the surface. It's almost as though the creatures ...
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Book with time travel and aliens using collars to mind control

I'm looking for the title of a book series I read at as child. The story starts on a future Earth in which people are sent back to live in medieval times. However, unknown to the future Earth, the ...
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1950-60's movie about alien that crashes to Earth and loses its hand which proceeds to attack people

Does anyone know about an old movie (I think it's black & white) in which an alien that crashes to Earth loses its hand. The thought has occurred to me that this may not be a movie, but a TV show ...
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Kids' book about a boy in parallel universes

Media: Children's book. Cover: It had a 2D drawing of the kid and maybe some planets on the cover. Year read: 2009-2012 (as a kid in kindergarten to second grade). Written sometime between 2000 and ...
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Sci fi book about a human who merges with an amorphous entity after its alien host dies

I'm fairly sure this is a series, or at least more than 1 book. I remember bits and pieces. There is a space ship, I think it's family run and is a cargo ship. There is an alien race that I think is ...
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Sci-fi movie from the '90s about an astronaut and a female alien

In the movie, an astronaut gets himself lost on some planet by accident and his shuttle goes back to Earth. On it, he meets a female alien. He impregnates her and they have a baby. It was from the ...
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Story about a man-eating plant in another dimension

I read a story in the late 70s about a man who travels to another dimension and finds himself on an alien desert planet with giant carnivorous plants. The plants have teeth-ringed mouths on the top ...
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Are there any alien species in the TV series Dark Matter?

I remember seeing a lot of humans in this show, with different backgrounds and motivations, but I don't remember seeing any aliens, which is common in other shows. Are there any alien species? If so,...
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SciFi from an Alien's perspective

I am searching for a fascinating story I once read about a member of an social insectoid race. He is sent by his queen to make first contact with the strange humans and serve as liason. He learns to ...
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Old book about an alien encased in a deposit of diamond

I'm looking for the name of an old sci-fi book. In it, a spaceship’s crew goes to a planet to mine a large deposit of diamond. However, they find an alien entity encased in the diamond. They also go ...
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Probably a 80s B-Movie with a blonde boy and an old man who has to choose whether to stay or go with aliens

I was talking with a Danish guy, he is 24. He said he and his brothers saw, when he was 4 or 5 years old (2000s) a movie with a blonde kid and he thinks his friend (he does not know if they were ...
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Alien girl comes to the Earth to find 3 keys, chased by 3 alien guys all along

When I was in kindergarten I watched a British kids TV show about an alien girl who landed on Earth and was helped by 3 local kids to find the 3 keys she needed to save her dad on her planet. The girl ...
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Aliens helping contact spirits of the dead?

I am looking for a short story that involves a plane crash. However, aliens intervene; while they can’t save the crash victims, they have technology that lets them say goodbye to their loved ones.
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Campy Alien Horror movie with Alien Stowaway on Lunar Lander?

About 10 years ago my brother and I were flipping channels and we came across a movie that we have been looking for ever since. All we really remember is that some kind of slimy alien was stowed away ...
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Story about aliens saving dolphins when the Earth is about to be destroyed

The premise was that the earth was about to be destroyed, and some alien race could only save one species. Much to the chagrin of the humans, they saved the most intelligent species which turned out ...
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Story about a statue in a basement

I am looking for what I believe is a short story. A summary for the plot had to do with a statue of some sorts in I think a basement, the desert, or on an alien planet. The statue had some sort of ...