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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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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 ...
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Short film where an alien crew is transporting a ship full of criminals that accidentally get released

I have been looking for years for a short film. I think it was called Asylum. It was about an alien crew (one was kind of amphibian looking in a space suit, and the other was a crustacean like bug ...
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Squeezable, boneless alien pets. Possibly furry. Children's sci fi, circa the '80s?

Does anyone remember a children's sci fi book that features boneless alien pets that are highly squeezable? My extremely fuzzy recollection is that these aliens are furry and friendly, perhaps like ...
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Color Blind Short Story

There was a short story I read years ago that has stayed with me in the back of my mind; I just can not think of the title. It is about an old woman who by happenstance meets a group of humanoid ...
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Story about alien regulars meeting in a secret bar in a mile-high-rise

I'm looking for an old short story (if I recall correctly) about a man who for some reason gets involved with a group of diverse aliens patronizing a bar or club in a secluded floor of a high-rise. ...
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Sci-fi movie — abandoned spaceship returns to Earth

As a child, I saw a movie whose premise is that an abandoned Earth-made spaceship returns to Earth, leaving scientists perplexed. Meanwhile, an astronaut wanders the streets, slowly turning into an ...
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Movie in which aliens disguise one of them as a cartoon chicken, mistakingly thinking it will help him blend on Earth

I want to find a film I watched as a child. I hope someone can help me with this. The plot is rather weird. First, there were some aliens, who wanted to send one of them to Earth. They wanted to ...
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SF first contact story where it is revealed that it is humanity's destiny to merge with alien

I believe story was written between 1950-1970. I read it in a large paperback anthology in the 1980s. It was a short story - deep space encounter with alien intelligence. The first astronaut to ...
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Reptilian aliens in human form shed their skin as they board their mothership

Looking for an old sci fi from 60's? 70's? About reptilian aliens that have human exteriors and green blood. At the end of the movie, all the aliens are lined up to get on the Mother Ship to go home,...
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Short story about a scientist convinced aliens steal extra time from our days, develops a split personality after trying to check it

I once read a short story about some scientist who was convinced that there were aliens/creatures stealing time from the day (so basically there are actually 25 hours in a day but the aliens steal one ...
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Trying to find a book about aliens that speak with the letter H, read before 1977

A man lands on watery, tropical alien planet and encounters creatures. These aliens try to speak English, but pronounce each word starting with the H sound. I think the aliens may have had tentacles, ...
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Book series about aliens who can bend time and space with their minds

I am searching for a series of novels where an alien race consists of different clans. One clan in particular can bend time and space making space travel possible. The aliens, however, have kept this ...
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Alien criminals on holiday on earth

Film where alien criminals escape to earth and "occupy" human bodies and thus enjoy excessive violence and excessive drinking. The aliens can rapidly jump into another body to escape capture. The ...
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Arctic science fiction movie with a sleeping alien that farms people and has a blue gel that heals them

Great movie where aliens want to call home by way and say there is food here... Underground drilling. Blue gel that heals terrible wounds We're the cows. Maybe 70s or 80s movie. Saw it on TV.
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Science fiction movies about alien creature

I remember watching this movie in the 90s, so maybe it was made in 80s. There was a creature or alien that travel inside the spaceship. And it kills men in the ship by sucking them through the ...
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Short Story about being unable to understand aliens

Some time ago I read a short story about humans' inability to understand alien culture/society. The premise was that we had a colony of sorts on an alien planet, that was comprised of a team of ...
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Book series about a alien spacecraft found on moon with sentient AI (female)

Not, the moon is a spacecraft. Found by two astronauts the craft and sentient AI spawn space adventures and somewhere along the line an academy is founded on the moon. Please help me remember this ...
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80s/90s book about a child looking for a member of an alien race, who would teach him to play a flute-like instrument

Seeking the title of a book I read a part of from an elementary school reader. In it, a young boy runs away from home to seek out a teacher to learn to play music. The teacher would be from an alien ...
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Pre-90s SF book, four characters (including Elney, Fram and Lady Cleetha) crash-land on an alien planet and learn to survive

I’m looking for a sci-fi book that was already very old back in 1999. The cover has a teal rectangular border and I think an image of a woman with gold or reddish-gold hair on a strange planet with ...
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Old movie with aliens that look like humans except they have only two splayed toes

The movie concerns aliens that look like normal humans, except they have only two splayed toes. They are living on Earth as normal humans. Don't remember much of the plot, except that their toes give ...
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Book about children taken by aliens and given special abilities to solve the aliens' ethical problem for them

I remember reading a book in the early 1990s about race of aliens who have an ethical dilemma, something about controlling worms or something similar to burrow in straight rows. They kidnap four(?) ...
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Sci Fi book about aliens who abduct people on the eve of a nuclear war, send them back periodically to check whether Earth is survivable

I'm looking for the title and author of a book (possibly from the 60s or 70s) where the world is on the brink of nuclear war and aliens abduct people from around the globe and put them in suspended ...
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Cousin/Brother(?) of Sherlock Holmes works to thwart an alien invasion

I'm searching for a short story where main character was cousin or brother of Holmes but he was genial thief instead. In this story he accidentally discovers an alien invasion taking place and he and ...
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Looking for a story where humans fight aliens with waves of soldiers

Story about how an alien race kinda helps humans expand but then war breaks out with the central races and humans beat the biggest army by sending wave on waves of soldiers. The original race is ...
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Web story about aliens who twist humans into various sub-humans

It was hosted on its own page and was written much like a documentary about the rise and fall of the human race from the perspective of an alien narrator. There were plenty of illustrations to show ...
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Were the aliens Al Bundy met in the Married with Children episode “Married… with Aliens”, real?

In the Married... with Children episode called "Married... with Aliens", Al Bundy was paid a visit by a group of six little green aliens: Apparently, these guys realized that: I was always wondering,...
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Film: Creatures taking good looking female forms to end up falling in love with 'husbands'

I'm trying to find a film and all I can remember are some details and the ending. Here's what I remember: Creatures had taken human form Good looking females if I remember right In reality they were ...
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60s SF show: “Citizen of Alta on the Planet Protos”

Does anyone recall a SF programme (possibly part of a series) that I saw as a kid in the 1960s? The central character discovers a plot by aliens to take over the world. After various attempts to ...
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Sci-fi book featuring insectoid aliens that had biological ships

I only remember one scene from the book, possibly two. What I remember of it is that the main bad guys were these insectoid aliens that had biological ships and other such things. The scene that I ...
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Short story about shark-like alien species that eats other sentient aliens

I'd read a short story online a few years ago where an astronaut is woken from cryogenic sleep when her ship encounters an alien vessel. It is implied that the aliens look like sharks, and they eat ...
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SciFi book series about a collection of humans who get taken by a lightning quick alien race

Looking for the name of a series of novels I read a two or three years ago. I think the books where relatively new (no older then 10-15 years) as the tech in the books where not outdated scifi. The ...
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80s/90s children's sci-fi novel where children play a game where they are insects

It's a science fiction and maybe horror book for kids written in either the 80s or 90s. I'm fairly certain it's part of a series with different authours for each book. I’m also fairly certain that the ...
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Sci Fi book where a probe/AI comes to Earth

Books starts off a an AI/Probe enters the solar system. Probe/AI scan Earth looking for something. Man finds the probe/AI tells about an invasion in the future. AI/Probe helps speed up mankind's ...
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Sci-Fi Novel Earth with space station defense against aliens and a space fleet

I remember reading this novel when I was younger and here are some of the details I remember: Earth has a space station that is used as a main defense against aliens, however, I believe the Earth ...
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What killed the Amberites?

In one of his videos "Dead Aliens", popular futurist Youtuber, Isaac Arthur describes a fictional mission to the planet of the Amberites. He proposes that during one of humanity's first slower-than-...
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Short story about mind-hijacking aliens (60s or 70s)

I'm trying to identify a short story that I read in a sci-fi anthology from the late 60s or 70s about an expedition to an alien world. The spaceship encounters a civilization and sends one crew ...
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Anthology of science fiction; aliens have humans visit planet for space ship repairs

I think I've searched the relevant priors so forgive me if this is a duplicate. In the 1980's I read a hard bound anthology of science fiction in a public library. Best guess is that stories were ...
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Short stories book, including one where human-looking aliens betray themselves by not pulling up their pants when sitting

There is this one book that I've been looking for for years, my intermediate school teacher would read us a new short story when we had enough time. I know it's an old sci-fi book, it could have been ...
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Book with a young boy, maybe teenage, who becomes friendly with aliens who upload information in to his brain

I read a book, possible several in a series, about 20 years ago in which a boy befriends aliens who upload information in to his brain. They uploaded books and useful information and things like that. ...
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Book - Cats saving the world from a telepathic alien

Ages ago, I read a sci-fi book about an alien telepath, very human in shape, who can suck knowledge, experiences, and personalities out from the brain of humans, killing them in the process. He tries ...
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Book about about a powerful alien civilisation visiting Earth, aliens refuse to give Earth helpful technology

Sometime between 1982 and 1984, I borrowed a book from the school library, which was about a powerful alien civilisation visiting Earth. Humanity asked for medicines and technology to help with its ...
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Science fiction movie where people are called from a waiting room only to be killed and have aliens implanted in them

Can anyone identify an alien/creature movie, made at least 8 years ago? I remember distinctly people in a waiting room, and when they’re called they are put into a room and killed and aliens are put ...
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Book Identification - Children's sci-fi book about videogame aliens

So when I was a kid, I remember reading a book about a kid playing a popular videogame, except all over the world, ships are starting to appear less and less in the levels. At one point, he's ...
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Depictions of aliens in Old Man's War

For the Old Man's War series are there any sanctioned, visual depictions of what the various aliens species look like? For most of the aliens I can form a mental picture in my head from their ...
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Scifi short story-aliens with inscrutable thinking have taken over Earth, one alien in charge of each continent

The main character is a human who has risen to be the assistant to the alien in charge of North America because he can understand their inscrutable thinking a little better than most. It's a mystery ...
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Trying to find a Sci-Fi Short story about aliens converting to Judaism

I read this story about seven years ago for a college class, and while I remember most of the plot, I cannot recall the title or author. In this story, there is a colony of orthodox Jews and one of ...