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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1970s or 80s kids book: girl's life taken over by a robot doppelganger version of herself

I read this book between 1980-82 but it could have been written earlier. It's about a girl who is dissatisfied with her life, as her parents have her on a diet and she wants to be able to eat what ...
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Short story about a game of baseball with aliens for the fate of humanity, involves a “trick ankle”

I asked about this nine years ago on the TV Tropes YKTS section, and got no answers. Recently, I decided to check again, and saw that I'd commented on an unaccepted (and possibly wrong) answer that it ...
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Late 70's or early 80's Movie or TV Series or Chapter of a series including aliens from planets populated by one gender only in conflict

The story it's about 2 groups of humanoid aliens living in planet earth, both groups are in conflict with each other, and each group are from a different planet, one populated only for women and the ...
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A man on a high gravity planet becomes more alien with exposure to planet and starts to understand aliens

That's about all I remember. I was really impressed with the way the author portrayed the changes in the man and the alien communication. I think the man was on a science base which got damaged.
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Story about descendants of space colonists becoming slaves of aliens? [duplicate]

I read this old short story in an anthology (about 25 years ago) but can't remember the title. The plot was that human colonists/astronauts arrive at a planet inhabited by rather primitive aliens. ...
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Video game with alien bio armor

Once upon a time I found and played a game where the character goes to investigate a missing spaceship on an alien planet. The planet is covered with a giant organism, which is being experimented on ...
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Vintage sci-fi short story: Telepaths, Aliens and Cats [duplicate]

Looking for the title and author of a sci-fi short story wherein an Earth spaceship with telepathic crew encounters an alien spaceship. The telepathic crew try to convince the aliens that the ship's ...
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Book: kids/teenagers fighting (maybe purple) aliens

I read this book in middle school. It was somewhere in the time span of 1970's to early 2000's. The book revolves around these kids fighting aliens in space that have incredible technological ...
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Family science fiction movie where aliens chew gumballs to turn into monsters

What is the scifi family movie where aliens(?) have these gumballs that whomever chews it turns into an alien/monster/creature thing. The government is trying to capture the aliens for study and a ...
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Story about person fighting aliens in exoskeleton before joining them [duplicate]

Trying to remember a scifi book name about man (soldier?) who lands on remote planet and fights the hostile alien flora and fauna, until he is overpowered, then he awakes when a bug-like alien ...
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SciFi Movie like The Hidden [closed]

Looking for SciFi Movie like The Hidden. This movie is more campy, not as intense. The alien takes on the form I believe, of it’s last subject to have come in contact with.
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Shape changer in space frontier story collection

It was one of the stories in a space frontier collection. A hunter was after the most dangerous game. When killed it had the shape of a small seemingly harmless wormlike creature. But the creature ...
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Extraterrestrial TV Movie from the 70s or early 80s [closed]

If someone remembers a TV movie about a group of people, perhaps a family that are in a cabin but they are surrounded by extraterrestrials. UPDATE I remember it wasn't a comedy it was a kind of ...
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80s/90s movie where boy finds out his dad's girlfriend/second wife is actually an alien/monster

To be honest, I vaguely remember this one scene from the movie (I was like 5 when I saw it I think). The scene depicts a teenager spying on this stepmom/dad's girlfriend along with a girl (possibly ...
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Old BW sci-fi movie pumpkin-headed aliens with eyes on the back of their hands

I don't recall if I even remember this movie correctly, but here goes. About 50 years ago I saw a BW sci-fi flick on TV. It had sorta pumpkin headed aliens in it who had landed on Earth. Their eyes ...
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Black-and-White Sci-Fi Movie with Cone-shaped Aliens

I really don't know much about this movie anymore, since I've seen it only once as a child more than 30 years ago in the early 80's. It was black-and-white, probably from the 50's or 60's and ...
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TV series with alien larvae that infect humans through their eyes and turn them into blood drinkers

What sci fi series featured on Foxtel about a plane landing where there aren't any live humans inside? Turns out there are some blood-sucking type of aliens on board (in the form of small worm-like ...
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Aliens try to liberate “enslaved” dogs from humans

I saw this story in an anthology in a used bookstore in 2009. When the aliens came, we negotiated a peace treaty with them. Everything was going fine until they said "oh, and you'll have to stop ...
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Cartoon from 90s-2000s about alien who is stranded on Earth and has a son with a woman

There was this 90s-2000s cartoon (like the old-style cartoons X-Men, Spider-Man, Superman etc) about an alien being stranded on Earth and fathering a child with a woman. Then something happened to the ...
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Old B movie with shapeshifting alien

Trying to find this old movie I saw when I was like 12. I believe it was set in a small town, there was a shapeshifting alien that could take the form of anyone. I think a special ops team comes to ...
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How long does it take the xenomorph to build the hive?

I am curious how fast can a xenomorph build a hive? Does it only take 1 day? Let's take Alien vs Predator: Requiem for example. There is a scene that the hospital is target where the Predalien Queen ...
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Book where an ancient space ship run by an AI was discovered

I read a book once where humans discovered an ancient space ship. The spaceship was run by a very advanced AI. To travel to distant places, it froze all the humans in place and disconnected itself ...
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What's the name of this 80s SciFi Alien movie

There was a movie in the 80s' I cannot remember the title. It was about an alien ship that lands in a city(New York, Los Angeles??) It is in female form ( my memory has her looking a bit like a Til ...
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Old story about a creature laying pyramid shaped eggs on Mars [duplicate]

I remember a very old short story/novella about a man on Mars who finds a creature who lays pyramid shaped eggs, the eggs hatch and a new creature lays an egg and so on. Think the man is a stranded ...
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Aliens abduct humans to crew a ship and represent Earth in an ongoing war. Humanity doesn't have space faring capabilities

The story begins with some mysterious glowing objects falling from the sky, and intrepid humans taking a closer look at said objects. As they approach the object like rock pinch them, some dying and ...
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Short story about woman missionary on another planet, fighting a fellow missionary and getting pregnant?

I remember reading a short story in a collection last year about a woman who goes to space to teach aliens about Christianity. She ended up fighting against a fellow missionary and his (tribe). She ...
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80s-90s Sci Fi book about a transformed Earth invaded by aliens

Looking for a book from the 80-90s. Earth has been infected by alien life forms, sort of seeded. The planet has been transformed, and a group of humans are fighting it, I believe they were a military ...
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Short story about a planet with two sentient species

It is short fiction, not a novel, but just how short (novella, novelette, short fiction) I am not sure. I read it maybe four decades ago. Humans have some (trading? scientific?) outpost, not a full ...
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Aliens crash on Earth and go into stasis to wait for technology to fix their ship

In this novel, aliens crash on earth in prehistoric times and use suspended animation to await technological development needed for repairs to their ship. They are discovered by an exploring youth and ...
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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 ...