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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Alfred Hitchcock anthology story involving a detective, an apparent case of alien abduction proven to be a hoax, followed by a close encounter

This was in an Alfred Hitchcock anthology, I think one of the paperbacks, that I read somewhere in the 1980s (although I suspect the book actually belonged to one of my aunts and was from the 1960s or ...
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What's the name of film where aliens make earth better then blow it up

I'm sure it was a 2 or 3 part film with Tom Cruise in it but I may be wrong. Aliens made the planet better with no war or hunger. The children born were more advanced, able to do telepathy etc. The ...
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Old movie about alien eggs inside cave

I was born in 1994 and remember watching this movie with my mom when I was young, but even back then it seemed somewhat old. In the beginning of the movie I think it's scientists or such who enter a ...
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Boy finds alien and becomes friend with it

The movie starts with an alien ship. After the boy and the alien become friends, the boy takes advantage of the alien's skills. For example, while swimming, the alien sticks to his back and helps him ...
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Earth spaceship lands on a primitive world, observed by Viking-equivalents

The story takes place on an Earth-like world. A Viking-like sailor is headed west on an ocean to explore unknown areas of his world. He is standing on the deck of his ship and sees something big and ...
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Pre-1996 scifi movie with gray-skinned aliens, quoted in “Zoon Part 3 (Wake World)” by Nefilim

There is the song "Zoon Part 3" (1996) by Nefilim (singer of Fields of the Nephilim) in the middle of the song is a small reversed sound clip in one channel. It sounds like a scientist's voice from an ...
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Man accidentally hired into government position, uncovers an attempted alien invasion

This is a book science fiction story. A man was accidentally hired into a (secret?) government position due to having the same exact name as their intended hire. I don't remember, is he required to ...
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Want to know the name of an old movie about alien infiltration [duplicate]

I saw a SF movie when I was a kid, in 1984, but I couldn´t find its name. It was about humanoid aliens visiting Earth. Perhaps a subtle invasion or infiltration. It was a long time ago, but I recall ...
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Help me identify sci-fi book from mid 90's about a pilot crash-landing on a primitive planet

I'm looking for a book I started reading as a teen in Russia in the mid 90's. I believe it was translated from English. I bought it along with a book from Christopher Stasheff, Warlock in Spite of ...
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Anyone remember a short story from the '70's that had some alien food or drink connoisseurs, one of which was named Demi Tasse?

I remember they were aliens, maybe Martians, and I think there were three of them, and they ended up talking to some kids when they landed. I can only remember that one of them was called Demi Tasse......
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Brain-eating alien that incorporates memories/function of the eaten

Trying to remember a book/storyline. Possibly a StarTrek novel. Alien bird-like with a beak 'cracks' the skull open and swallows the brain whole. Brain is incorporated into their skull, becoming dual-...
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Trying to find an old short story about two cats who are aliens

In the early '70's I used to check out a book with short stories and one of them was about two cats that were actually alien spies, and they get found out when they get high on catnip.
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Looking for a story about spacemen landing on Earth who turn out to be caterpillar like aliens

I read a short story in an anthology paperback many years ago, perhaps 25-30 years, during a plane ride. The stories were probably already old at that time. It is never made clear what the spacemen ...
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Book About Unknown Phenomena/Aliens/Bigfoot/Etc

I have been haunted for years now about finding a book that was in my school library in the mid-to-late '80s. It was a compendium of various strange phenomena and had illustrations that went along ...
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Aliens attack space station and dissolve humans into food

I am looking for a specific short story I read in college. The story was written prior to 1981. The story was about an alien race that attacks a space station and dissolves the humans for a food ...
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The alien was a child who took the family ship & came to Earth

This was a short story I read. The Earth people were impressed by the alien’s technology, but it turned out that the alien was only a child and had no way to communicate anything of importance about ...
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Movie where an alien pod landed at an arctic base [duplicate]

These people are at an arctic base, at least I think it was set in the arctic. I know it was extremely rural/barren. But this alien pod landed and the crew were terrified of it except for one person, ...
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Old black&white sci-fi movie; two kids find a flying saucer

Looking for a movie I saw as a kid which scared the bageebuz out of me. I think it was black and white. Story is: This flying saucer lands in a park but has the ability to be invisible. These 2 kids, ...
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Eric Flint's “Mother of Demons” Enagulishuc language rules?

I've been trying to figure out the rules for Enagulishuc, the English dialect spoken by Gukuy (and demons) in Eric Flint's 1997 first novel "Mother of Demons". The Gukuy are alien mollusks with ...
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Book where humans traded weapons with a primitive bird species

Hi I read a book about ten years ago I’m trying to find and I can only remember a small part of it. There was a primitive bird species on a planet and humans were trading old weapons with them, ...
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Short story where aliens think cars are the dominant life form

It's not HGttG and it isn't a poem. It was like a page long and it was in my textbook in high school circa early 2000s in CA, USA. I remember there were aliens and they were talking about how humans ...
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Short story: humorous story with protagonist talking in riddles

I read this short story a few years ago, online, but I didn't save the link, author or title. It was about 5-10 pages long, with the following plot points that I remember: A lone human explorer lands ...
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Novel set in the future with mind reading aliens and a planet about to be destroyed by a supernova

The story is about a star that becomes a supernova. A colony on a planet is about to be wiped out from it , but the government keeps it under wraps because they won't be able to evacuate everyone. The ...
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Movie with Aliens being sold on the Black Market

I watched this movie when I was a kid, around 8-9 years ago (I think) and I can't remember the title or find it on google. I seem to remember it being kind of a documentary style story shot in a ...
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Is it a honor or disgrace to be the first host to a Trill symbiont?

The great benefit of having a symbiont is having access to its memories and therefore access to a vast repertoire of knowledge and experience. So, basically, being the first host to a symbiont is, as ...
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Short story and/or excerpt of book about alien culture with orange eyes and human colony on alien planet?

A story I read as a short story/book excerpt in an English textbook in middle school in 2007 and haven't found since. There is an alien girl with orange eyes and a colony of humans has moved onto the ...
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An alien desert film

So I’m trying to remember the title of the film, but I don’t know what it is. The movie took place in a desert and the characters were alien soldiers, which I think wore red and blue armor. In one ...
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Novels with plant based inteligent life forms [closed]

My question is simple, are there any novels with some sort of intelligent plant race? Better if its a spacefarer race. For example I remember one placed in earth right before our sun explodes into a ...
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How does a Trill symbiont get his name?

In the different Star Trek series some Trill with a symbiont appear. The symbiont has a name the Trill takes like a family name. Well known examples are Jadzia Dax and Ezri Dax, both having the Dax ...
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Humans travel to Earth in a giant tree

This story was possible over 2 books. I read it in the 80s. Human DNA was recovered from a space message (arecibo message) and brought to life by the aliens and kept as pets. The humans learn about ...
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Lizard race who “collaborates” with humans

I cannot find this short story about a lizard race who wants to help humans with advanced tech and evolved ideas. The main thread of the story is to send a girl (and many other people) to another ...
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Book about pyramids, aliens and Jesus Christ

I read a book several years ago on my Kindle app. The book was advertised for free on free ebook sites. It was about two warring alien races who crash-land on earth and end up influencing and guiding ...
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What was the first work to show silicon-based life as “rocky”?

With the discovery (in the early twentieth century) that molecular biology is based on the interactions of carbon-chain molecules, it was naturally suggested that extraterrestrial life would probably ...
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Sci-fi story: Two men discover ability to see/sense telepathic aliens/monsters on Earth by inserting metal into brain

What is the name of this book? The story starts with a worker who accidentally gets a pick-axe or metal spike lodged into his head and starts seeing or sensing strange things. A scientist/doctor ...
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Can Xenomorph Blood possibly get through Superman's skin? [closed]

Exactly what it says on the title. the reason I ask this is because of this Because Science video. It basicaly states that xenomorph blood is so acidic, it can essentially corrupt any earth-based ...
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Book about aliens sending instructions to build a supercomputer

I didn’t read it, so I could get it wrong. Here as I remember it: People get in touch with aliens and they (aliens) send them instructions how to build supercomputer... But it appears to be evil and ...
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Looking for a SciFi RPG I played in my childhood about a girl who is a hologram who fights aliens

I recall playing a game at a babysitters' when I was a child, on either PlayStation 2 or GameCube. (She had both.) In the game, you started off playing as this girl who was either a machine or a ...
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Sci fi story featuring aliens with segmented bodies, they lose a pair of legs when they breed

I really can't recall if a short story or SF novel or part of a book series. Or when I read it, just "a while ago". Or very much of the plot, all I've got in my mind is the aliens. They have a long ...
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80's or earlier story called “There Stands a Statue”(?)

In the 80's(?) I read a story in an secondhand anthology that may be called "There Stands a Statue." The plot I remember is something like this. In the park there stands a statue; like many others it ...
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Which Alderaan endemic species are known to have survived the destruction of the planet?

So far, the destruction of Alderaan did lead to one of the largest loss of lives in the Star Wars universe. From the perspective of the native flora and fauna of this planet, it is also known that the ...
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Illustrated science fiction story about a astronaut infected with an alien symbiote

I read a science fiction story around the year 2000. The story was accompanied by large illustrations, and the book itself was large, bigger than a novel or trade paperback. It was about an ...
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Book: Two alien species living on the same planet, depending on each other but not aware of each other

I read this book about 10 years ago (when I was still a kid) in a library which had mostly older books, so I would assume it is from the early 2000s or earlier. The plot at first revolved around two ...
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Old horror/scifi/monster movie with a Bigfoot-sized monster that has red vision and attacks a woman through the floorboards

I was very little when I saw this horrifying at the time movie, so take what i describe with a grain of salt. I saw it between 1997-1999 on VHS but I believe the movie could be anywhere between the ...
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Alien doomsday movie where a good and bad alien fight whilst two kids look for a doomsday device

There are two kids and two aliens in this alien doomsday movie, one good and one bad. I believe the "good" alien is Dwayne Johnson or Vin Diesel. The "bad" alien is of size and shape of the ones in ...
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Movie where a blob-like alien crawls into a man’s mouth

I remember watching a movie as a child. The one scene I remember was a clear blob like alien crawled into a man’s mouth and the man was frantically trying to drink alcohol in the middle of the store. ...
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Australian book about an immortal alien/human boy who never ages living in England and then Australia

There was a book I read around the early 2000s, and from the writing I think it would have been published around the late 90s to early 00s. I think I read it from around 2006-2010? The book is set in ...
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Do gray aliens exist in Star Trek?

Do gray aliens as reported in alien abduction accounts exist in Star Trek? If so, has it been mentioned in Star Trek canon that these are the same aliens that people have reportedly encountered?
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Novel about alien species made of gas rings?

I read a novel where several enemy alien species were stranded together on an interdicted planet. They had to recycle everything and keep hidden. By "keep hidden" I mean make sure there is no ...
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Short story about aliens with pneumatic brains

I'm trying to identify a story I read in the last 5 years. The central character was an alien who develops a microscope and remotely operated limbs so they can examine their own brain. They discover ...
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A novel about “helpful” woodlice aliens who eventually end up destroying every civilization they try to help

I had this book but lost it after moving house. After the nuclear war the former USA are dominated by Han Chinese. An alien signal comes demanding that the President of the US arrives at their ...

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