A High School in New Jersey Turned Alien Into a Gigerific Stage Play

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Generally speaking, creating unlicensed adaptations of film properties is frowned upon in local theater scenes. But sometimes, you get away with it by creating something super rad, which is what happened in the case of Alien: The Play, a full-length adaptation of Ridley Scott’s
Alien helmed by Perfecto Cuervo, an…

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Captive State’s Backstory Was Fueled by More Great Sci-Fi Ideas Than the Film Could Contain

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Just because your movie is about the aftermath of an alien invasion doesn’t mean you ignore the alien invasion. In fact, Captive State co-writer and director Rupert Wyatt has a very, very clear idea of how the off-screen alien invasion before the events of his film went down. It mirrors how he believes an invasion…

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Aliens Visit Earth for an Eerily Specific Purpose in Sci-Fi Short Seedling

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We’ve shared lots of cool sci-fi shorts on io9 over the years, but it’s especially exciting when we get to host a premiere. Stevie Russell’s Seedling takes place during an alien invasion that rattles the world—but especially a scared young couple who are waiting it out at their beachside home.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/aliens-visit-earth-for-an-eerily-specific-purpose-in-sc-1832636942

No, ‘Oumuamua Is Probably Not an Alien Spaceship

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On October 19, 2017, a strange object from outside the Solar System whizzed by the Earth, exciting scientists and non-scientists alike. Immediately, some people speculated that this interstellar visitor could be an alien spacecraft. But we’re here to report that, despite a recent paper, there’s no reason to think…

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