A lot of stuff happens here on Earth. Some good, some bad, and some downright weird. Some of us humans believe there’s a all-seeing higher power guiding our destiny. Joel Haver and Trent Lenkarski think it’s something a little less impressive pulling the strings.
(PG-13) James Cameron’s Aliens was one of the best movies of the 1980s, and it still holds up to repeat viewings. What didn’t age as well is its original 1986 trailer, so Michael Edwards got to work editing together a new trailer with a more modern aesthetic and that builds the tension much better than the original.
We still don’t know if there are other species out there in space, but it certainly seems possible that we’re not the only life forms in the universe. Kurzgesagt goes one step further to explore the possibility that aliens life once roamed the Earth long before the dinosaurs.
Kidrobot has an excellent series of collectible toys inspired by The Simpsons. Their plush toys now include Kang and Kodos, the one-eyed aliens from Treehouse of Horrors. Kang comes with a Human Cookbook, and Kodos comes with a ray gun. Each measures 13″ tall. We also must have their vermillion red Homer Buddha figure.
Serial prankster Rémi Gaillard takes us behind the scenes of his recent stunt in which he crashed a fake spaceship in the middle of a road, then emerged dressed as a space alien looking for help from passers-by. He also flew a strangely-lit drone into the sky which fooled some media into reporting about a UFO sighting.
It’s taken three years, but the guys at Hacksmith Industries have finally completed their working replica of the Power Loader from Aliens. In this final build video, they tidy up the cabling and put on finishing touches before taking it for an all-too-brief spin. We can’t wait to see them take down a xenomorph with this thing.
Finally, the NERF weapon we’ve been dreaming of since we were kids – an official M41-A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. The 28″ long blaster features design touches inspired by the sci-fi classic and has motorized Elite dart and pump-action Mega dart modes. It also makes movie sound effects and has a digital ammo counter.
Have you ever watched a movie and an alien starts talking in their native tongue, but no subtitles come on screen? Are they saying something critical to the story? Is Closed Captioning turned off? Joel Haver and Brandon Dester sum up the feeling of confusion that comes with scenes like that in this animated comedy sketch.
Sellatorful created a gory hand-drawn sequence that depicts how Alien’s Xenomorphs are born and grow. But the original was missing an appropriate soundtrack. So Bag Ingi added Michael Giacchino’s tune Married Life, the music from Pixar’s Up that underscores Carl and Ellie’s sweet but heartbreaking life story.
Nope, that’s not a typo. This silly desktop organizer from Fred looks like a tiny U.F.O., complete with a tractor beam. A magnet in the bottom of the saucer makes it look like the aliens are abducting the appropriately cow-shaped paper clips. We bet the fluorescent acrylic would look sweet under black light.
Make your bookshelf look like a creepy laboratory with this collection of specimens from The Bradford Exchange. The 8″ high jars each capture Aliens at three stages of development, each floating in a water-filled glass jar. LED uplights add to the effect. Sold one at a time in a subscription series.
The Conspiracy Candle Co. makes fragrance combos that conjure a sense of mystery and mystique. This set of four soy wax candles includes Area 51 (cactus flower, alow, alien spacecraft), Roswell (desert amber, smoke, sandalwood), Atlantis (Caribbean teak, sea salt, lost civilization), and CLASSIFIED CASE #001 (redacted).
Add a little extra weird factor to your guest bathroom with these handmade alien soaps from Cindy’s Bath Creations. Each vegan soap bar features a glow-in-the-dark space creature in your choice of color and scent, with 75 available fragrances ranging from grape soda to glazed donut.
Artist jedrek29t makes all kinds of neat dioramas by embedding objects into resin. Watch him build a scene of a miniature UFO as it hovers above a grassy field and starts vacuuming up cows in its tractor beam. He also integrated an LED into the spaceship so it works as a nightlight.
We prefer the title “What MIGHT Aliens Look Like?” for Kurgezagt’s video, in which they explore the possibilities of alien life forms, and attempt to explain how they might appear, using something called The Kardashev Scale, which estimates a civilization’s potential for technology based on the availability of energy.
Aliens and Predators are natural enemies. So it’s no wonder someone spotted one of the armor-plated warriors riding his conquest for all to see the spoils of his victory. The man inside the costume is Samai Khammongkul, who likes to spread good cheer around Thailand.
Not the be confused with the James Cameron movie of the same name, Revolution Studio writer/director Timur Abdulov’s CGI short is packed with explosive action and effects as a group of creatures terrorizes Earth. But not to fear, it’s just a cleverly-disguised commercial for a contactless payment company.
This terrifying porcelain beer stein features all four stages of the Xenomorph from the Alien series. It’s covered with deeply-textured, and deeply disturbing imagery based on H.R. Giger’s creepy creations, and holds up to 40oz. of beer. Available exclusively from The Bradford Exchange.
The 2005 cult classic alien invasion game Destroy All Humans! is coming back. The cinematic teaser trailer shows nothing resembling gameplay, but is entertaining all on its own thanks to its heaping helping of Rammstein. Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2020.
One of the most iconic weapons in science fiction has to be the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. Parabellum Arms couldn’t get his hands on an actual pulse rifle, he decided to build the next best thing – a wooden replica that fires rubber bands as either a machine gun or shotgun.
Sideshow Collectibles shows off the work that went into what is likely the most impressively-detailed scale replica of the queen from Aliens ever made. Designed with the help of Legacy Effects, this incredible sculpture will look great alongside your $1000 Alien King.