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Alien Nation Is Getting Rebooted Yet Again

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AlienNationIt’s been a quarter century since Rockne O’Bannon’s Alien Nation first hit theaters and introduced us to the charming, cantaloupe-headed, sour-milk-drinking, not-fans-of-seawater alien Newcomers who wound up stranded on Earth after landing in the Mojave Desert. Since that original film, it’s been resurrected as a Fox TV series, five TV movie spin-offs of the show, and a series of related books and comics. Well, nobody’s poked at it for a couple of years now, so here comes the inevitable: The Tracking Board reports that Fox is developing a feature film reboot of the franchise.

Both the original Alien Nation film and the show that followed were essentially buddy-cop stories with a sci-fi twist, pairing a human detective with a Newcomer partner (played by James Caan and Mandy Patinkin in the original film, respectively) and letting them solve crimes while bickering good-naturedly and aww man now I’m sad about Almost Human getting canceled again. This new version is said to be sticking with that same basic concept, and executive producers Mark Roybal and Ryan Jones are currently looking for the right writer for the project.

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Star-Crossed Post-Game: It’s Alien Nation/District 9, But Not Nearly As Good

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Star-CrossedLast night The CW premiered its latest science fiction series, the Romeo & Juliet riff Star-Crossed. It’s right up the network’s alley, wrapping up teen angst and romance in genre trappings. Sometimes The CW’s blend of soap opera and fantastic elements works really well — see Supernatural and Arrow. Other times, you get a misfire like The Tomorrow People…or, at first glance, at least, Star-Crossed.

The show stars Aimee Teegarden and Matt Lanter as Emery and Roman, a hottie human girl and a hunky alien dude who had a brief meeting on the day Roman’s people — called “Atrians — first crash-landed on our planet. On that night, Emery thought Roman was shot dead by soldiers while trying to protect her, but surprise surprise: he’s doing just fine, and is one of seven Atrian youths being integrated into Emery’s high school as part of an experimental integration. Ten years after “Arrival Day,” most of the Atrians are still confined to a secure zone nearby, while the wreckage of their ship looms on the horizon, slowly being disassembled by human authorities.

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Farscape’s Creator Producing A Post-Apocalyptic Riff On Alien Nation For Julie Benz

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A couple of years ago the SyFy channel changed it’s name from Sci-Fi in order to spend less time airing actual science fiction programming and more time broadcasting wrestling and ghost hunting shows. Lately there’ve been rumors of new science fiction appearing on the channel though. Maybe they’re starting to regret it?

The latest actual science fiction addition to the channel is a new show called Defiance. It’s currently in development with intent to air it on the SyFy channel and it’ll star total babe Julie Benz. The plot of Defiance sounds a lot like a post-apocalyptic Alien Nation and involves a future planet Earth ravaged by decades of war and then revitalized by alien terraforming machines. In that environment humans and aliens must learn to live and work together.

Deadline says Benz will play the idealistic new mayor of a mining boomtown, struggling to keep the peace. Grant Bowler will star in the series as a law-keeper named Jeb Nolan.

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The World’s End International Trailer Serves Up 60 Pints And An Alien Invasion

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It has finally arrived, sort of… While Edgar Wright’s The World’s End doesn’t open in the States until the end of August, the science fiction film will be released in the U.K. a month earlier, in July. To build awareness of the film overseas, Universal has released the first teaser trailer for the third and final installment in the Three Flavours Cornetto (Blood and Ice Cream) trilogyThe World’s End.

A few days ago, we posted an article about the new international quad poster for the upcoming sci-fi film. In the post, we speculated about the glowing blue-eyed people in the background of the poster; were they zombies, or aliens? The teaser trailer above revealed that they are some sort of alien race. It looks like something out of Children of the Corn mixed with an alien invasion movie, with lots and lots of drinking.

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Unused Battleship Alien Design Reveal Good Imagination In A Bad Movie

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Remember Battleship? The giant alien-invasion summer movie that was slated to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2012 is now available on Blu-ray/DVD. Although the movie was a one of the most disappointing movies of 2012, the movie’s creature and alien creations weren’t bad. If only director Peter Berg could’ve put them in a good movie.

One of the bonus features from the release illustrates how ILM animators and sculptors created concept models of the alien race in Battleship. “Pete was very intent on having a not-slimy alien,” explains the film’s producer Sarah Aubrey. The aliens in Battleship were more functional rather than stylistic and resembled humanoid beings with foreign characteristics. The animators explain that the aliens wear organic mech suits that interact with their skin to act more like one being. They also describe the special alien “quill beards” that were made out of the same material as human fingernails. Here’s the clip, via io9.com.

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New National Geographic Show Aims Its Promotion At Space Aliens

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35 years ago on August 18, 1977, Jeremy Ehman, a researcher working on a SETI project, detected an unusual signal coming from the constellation of Sagittarius. The signal so closely matched what would be expected of an Interstellar “hello” by aliens that he circled it and wrote the word “Wow!” on the margins of the printout. Even though the signal itself only lasted for 72 seconds and was never confirmed by another source, it has become famously known as the “Wow!” signal.

In an effort to promote their latest show, Chasing UFOs, Nat Geo has announced they are celebrating the signal’s anniversary by beaming your tweets to the same region of the sky the signal was originally detected at. Stephen Hawking (and anyone who has read one of Kanye West’s tweets) may not think such a promotion is a wise move, but that’s not stopping the promotion train from rolling. They have even enlisted some celebrities in their quest to humiliate the human race on a cosmic scale. Jorge Garcia of Lost, and Tahmoh Penikett of Battlestar Galactica have already recorded video messages to send along with your food pictures.