Which Of These Movies Best Represents What Aliens Look Like, According To You?

  1. Yeah that was really good sci-fi. Even at the end of the film you (and the humans in the film) still had zero idea what the aliens were or were about. No way to understand them or even to relate to them. Truly alien. So well done.

  2. In addition to being completely non-humanlike, I also like that they were enormous. Nothing says aliens will be approximately human sized. Intelligent newts or space faring whales for the win.

  3. I thought Annihilation had the most alien-like aliens. Everything about them was just completely beyond our ability to comprehend or relate.

  4. Of that selection of aliens the ones from Arrival, and maybe, the one from The Thing (I don’t remember a lot the movie, didn’t it take the shape of other beings? Not sure if it was shown as it really were).

  5. Haven't seen the The Thing mentioned, good call. An intelligent predator that biologically appropriates its prey at a profound genetic level, such that it can re-use the information encoded in its prey's neurons, is frightening.

  6. The Borg are super anthropomorphic though. While we can assert that the Borg we do see are merely assimilated humans, there's nothing to say that the optimal hybridization of different species (which is apparently the entire rasion d'etre for them) with Borg biotech wouldn't look utterly alien to us. Star Trek universe gets around this because in their lore there was a single original species that seeded all sapient life in the galaxy, but we don't know where the Borg came from either so there's nothing preventing them from ever having originated in, or even exclusively assimilate, species derivative of this original, sapient biped.

  7. Films are difficult because most of them anthromorphosise aliens for the bugger audience. TV shows are less like that, and books even less so. I know it gets mentioned on here a lot but the expanse has really alien aliens. I have had a few drinks so cant think of anything else off the too of my head but yeah

  8. None of the above. Look in the mirror to see what aliens will look like. Think of the Expanse. The first aliens will be us having adapted to live in places other than Earth. After a few generations identifying ourselves more Martian, etc than Earthling.

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