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A long while ago in the UK on TV I saw a black and white B movie that seemed to have a very similar story to Ridley Scott’s Alien, even to the point that the alien exited via the door, from what I can remember. Can anyone tell me what this is called? From SF Movie Explorers: The science-fiction movie you are looking for is called It! The Terror from Beyond Space. This movie, besides the…

Poor Hector! He was doomed from the start. And I am not talking about the Greek hero, but the killer robot from the movie Saturn 3. He just did not have a chance. From the moment Captain Benson arrived on Saturn 3, the robot’s fate was sealed. But before we fast forward to a really interesting part, let’s first meet the robot himself. Hector is the first model in the Demi-God robot series. He is more than 2,0 m…

Isn’t it fascinating that something so tremendously destructive as killer robots can at the same time be so ludicrously simple? Just think about it, if you want to stop them all you have to do is get to their CPU, and they are dead in the water. But to get to it first you have to raze a whole city block! Killer robots in science fiction movies don’t tire, they don’t pause to catch a breath, get a snack, wee, tie…

Recently our family cat Leeloo became a family cyborg cat. She received a data chip implanted under her skin and now she can travel abroad with us. This got me thinking. There are quite a lot of cybernetic organisms of human provenance in SF movies. But where the heck are the animal and non-humanoid ones? There just did not seem to be many of these out there. Were they simply overlooked by the movie industry,…

Sex with aliens has been a staple of the genre ever since its inception and has appeared in many guises and incarnations in science fiction movies. By turns, quirky, gross, terrifying, romantic, it captured the imagination of movie makers and audiences alike. Let’s look at some notable examples. The Starman is gentle, funny, disarming and vulnerable. You can find these adjectives attached to the noun “man” only in the Personal Ads. Equally good at defusing an argument and reviving dead…

Explore * Batteries Not Included movie quotes and dialogs: Matthew Robbins directed the movie and Steven Spielberg was one of the producers. Brad Bird, Matthew Robbins, Brent Maddock and S.S. Wilson wrote the screenplay based on Mick Garris’s story. Faye Riley: Frank! It’s the love boat to Cuba! Shuffle board and pineapples filled with rum. You know what they do? They put paper umbrellas sticking out the top, so when it rains, it don’t thin out the liquor.…

I sure wish for a couple of Fix-its from the movie * Batteries Not Included every time my computer gives up on me and retires one of its components or blows up its power supply unit. Not to mention a sad case of my grandpa’s old watch which no one could repair after it was accidentally, but thoroughly washed in the washing machine. Fix-its, however, can repair everything from a broken vase to entire smashed coffee shop. They are small flying saucers with…

Alien life form from the movie Slither is a strange little creature even among parasitoid types of aliens. It looks like a dart and when it finds a suitable host it launches itself and penetrates the victim’s body. On Earth, of course, the first victims it meets are curious humans. Once in a body it nests in the brain and takes over the host but does not completely erase his or her personality. The host’s body transforms into a…