Aliens Throughout History

Tonight, I finally watched The Day the Earth Stood Still- the 1951 original. It’s quite an impressive film. I’m not the biggest sci-fi fan but there’s little denying that it was both well-made and influential. In the long run, it made me wonder, “How can I turn this into a mildly pointless entry for TDYLF?”. TA-DA! Here are a bunch of aliens throughout history, presented chronologically. Perhaps seeing them chronologically will say something to you from a sociological vantage point about what scared and/or fascinated people throughout the various decades. As for how I’m viewing it? Look at the goofy pictures of aliens!

1948, Looney Tunes

1951, The Day the Earth Stood Still

1958, The Blob

1960, Village of the Damned

1964, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

1977, Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1977, Star Wars: A New Hope

1979, Alien

1980, Flash Gordon

1982, E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

1984, Starman

1986, Alf

1996, Independence Day

1998, The Faculty

2001, K-Pax

2002, Signs

2009, District 9


Filed under Movies, TV Shows

9 responses to “Aliens Throughout History

  1. Jim

    1977 = the best year for aliens.

  2. rtm

    Glad I didn’t see this during lunch, somehow I knew you’ll use THAT picture for Alien 🙂 Gotta laugh at Max Von Sydow’s ridiculous makeup as Ming… but Flash Gordon rocked when I first saw it. I must say, the prawns in D-9 is just gross, but the movie really moved me.

    • I feel like I missed out by not seeing “Flash Gordon” when it first came out.

      I thought about using the “Alien” spoof in Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs”, which would’ve been more elaborately gross but at least would’ve gotten a laugh.

  3. This post hereby proves that someone has seen the non-Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I salute you, sir.

    • I try to subject my family to it once every Christmas season, usually on Christmas Eve (with the $4 copy I bought). This will be the fourth year that I’ve done that.

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