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The Daily Alien Invasion Movie Trailer
Altered -- 2006
About These Movies
These movie trailers span more than 100 years of Human video production, in the art of "fiction,"
specifically "alien contact science fiction."
Some of these are so poor they are embarssing, even to other humans, even for the time they were
crafted. About one in 20 is quite good. The majority are not science fiction at all, but
either horror, comedy or unintended comedy.
The careful observer will notice that, though the craft of movie making has changed considerably
over the decades, and the "set of reality" keeps advancing along with acting, direction,
and cinematic aesthetics, nevertheless the stories themselves have changed very little
from their earliest days. These stories, then, are a serious clue to essential Human psychology,
which has not changed appreciably [probably] in 1,000's of years.
The truly new story is a very rare event, is usually regarded as "highly successful" and can be seen
to have often profound (if temporary) influences across Human culture, not only in the "movie-going
nations." Yet, truly new stories are often regarded as risky by those who fund these projects. Go figure.
About one movie in 30 expresses any solid science, even that within the human grasp. Even the best
of these movies are not without science "howlers" (under 10 exceptions in the entire 100 year collection).
We have limited the list to those movies invovling aliens (Us!), naturally, but these
observations apply equally well to all Human sci-fi and sci-fantasy entertainments.
-- MIB Chief Archivist
A classic "video game" that focused on... Guess What?
Click "play space invaders," use space-bar and arrow keys
Warning: it's loud
NASA Astronaut Major Gordon Cooper... saw aliens
NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell... saw aliens
NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly... saw aliens
NASA Astronaut Neil Armstrong... leaked the existance of an "alien base" on the moon
NASA Astronaut Buz Aldrin... supported Neil Armstrong's announcements
Russian Cosmonaut Vladimir Lyakhov... saw aliens
Russian Cosmonaut Ivanchenkov... saw aliens
Russian Cosmnaut Yuri Gagarin... heard aliens
ISS Commander Leroy Chiao... was visited by aliens on the ISS!
Come on, you guys. You're getting sloppy. Stop showing your selves to credible humans...
It's also an extremely positive use of the Human Computer Network
SETI@home is a scientific experiment, based at UC Berkeley, that uses Internet-connected
computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by
running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.