Laika: Forget historic tragedy, this first space dog saves alien planets

Trailer for Laika The story of Laika—the first pup launched into space—has been documented everywhere from Ars Technica to Arcade Fire songs. This decidedly tragic tale starts with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev wanting to press his country’s perceived space advantage over the United States after the USSR’s Sputnik had beaten US efforts into the heavens […]

Colliding stars or alien solar sails? Detection rate of mysterious space signals doubles

The detection of incredibly powerful signals from deep in space has increased dramatically and the mysterious radio waves are now closer and brighter than ever before. The phenomena, known as ‘fast radio bursts’, have puzzled scientists since their discovery more than a decade ago and now Australian researchers have announced, in a study published in […]

‘The Predator’ Finds Humor in Alien Mayhem [TIFF]

Who knew Predators could be so funny? Shane Black‘s The Predator takes the Predator franchise and turns into a full-blown comedy. Sure, there’s action and sci-fi mayhem. But humor is the most constant factor here. And it doesn’t always work. While there have been a handful of amusing moments in the Predator franchise as a whole, no single […]

Devader Is A Hectic Dual Stick Hybrid Across A Weird Alien Landscape

In Devader, you are the lone warrior against an incredibly alien threat, swarms of enemies that slither and shoot from all angles and in myriad shapes, in this upcoming frenetic dual stick shooter. The Krin is coming, an alien enemy that threatens your ancient civilization with obliteration. Rather than geometric shapes or other forms, the […]

‘What is this?’ Woman finds ‘Stranger Things’ alien worm in front porch (VIDEO)

A UK woman has sent the internet wild with footage of what appears to be an alien-like worm rat invading her home. Filmed in Portsmouth, the bizarre creature has been compared to a monster from hit sci-fi show ‘Stranger Things’. In the Netflix drama, residents of a fictional US town are spooked by a number […]

‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ trailer explores alien life and butterflies

After the briefest of teases at the start of the year, Fox is ready to show Cosmos: Possible Worlds in earnest. The network has released an initial trailer that suggests Possible Worlds will follow the basic formula of the reborn series’ first season while covering some decidedly different ground. As the name implies, there’s a […]

These $20 alien popcorn buckets at Toy Story Land sold out in hours on opening day and people are already selling them online

Kirsten Acuna/INSIDER Toy Story Land opened June 30 at Hollywood Studios in Florida’s Walt Disney World. There are long waits to get inside the area and additional waits to get on the rides. The most popular item by far on opening day was a refillable alien popcorn bucket. It cost $ 20. The park opened […]

‘Superman’ and ‘Alien’ Title Designer Richard Alan Greenberg Dies at 71

You may not have known the name Richard Alan Greenberg, but you almost certainly know his work. Greenberg was an Oscar-nominated effects artist who created memorable title sequences for films, including Alien and Superman. Greenberg died this week at the age of 71. In 1977, Richard Alan Greenberg and his brother Robert founded R/Greenberg Associates, designing film titles […]

Space hunter: Scientists pin alien exoplanet hopes to NASA’s latest sky scanner (VIDEO)

Mankind’s hunt for alien life and potentially habitable planets continues Monday, when a new rocket will push through the Earth’s atmosphere carrying precious NASA cargo. Instead of the regular care packages usually sent to NASA astronauts on the International Space Station, SpaceX hopes to fire an exoplanet satellite known as TESS into the great expanse. […]

‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’ Trailer: Your Average Story of British Punk Boy Meets Curious Alien Girl

As someone reading a movie website, you’ve surely seen a coming of age romance here and there. And you’ve probably seen an alien invasion movie as well. But now they’re about to combine in a sexy, punk acid trip of a movie in the form of an adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s short story and graphic novel […]