We Travelling Geeks have decided to join 5 Fandom Friday — a weekly nerdy link up where bloggers share a personalized top 5 list based on a given topic. Read the 5 Fandom Friday origin story here.
This Friday, it is my turn and I chose the topic “Five Favorite Aliens” from July 3rd, 2015. You can find a list of all prompts over here.
Five Favorite Aliens
1.Teal’c from Stargate
The first on this list is one of my all-time favourite characters from one of my all-time favourite TV-shows: Teal’c. Who doesn’t like this funny, loyal, and fierce hunk of an Alien?
Oh how I loved to watch Alf when I was younger. I even enjoyed that cartoon spin-off set on Melmac. Alf was like your weird misbehaved friend you secretely admired for having the guts to be so weird.
3.The Martians from Mars Attacks
Speaking of misbehaving aliens… I cannot but love the Martians from Mars Attacts. Yeah, it kinda sucks what they did to humanity, but you have to give them credit for wiping off humanity in a humorous way!
4.Spanish Dancer from Embassytown by China Mieville
Alright, after those funny aliens, here two aliens and alien races that blew my mind. The first is Spanish Dancer from China Mieville’s novel Embassytown. I’m sure I’ve talked about this book before, but I’ll do it again. It is an amazing novel with great characters, unique alien races and an intelligent plot. Go and read
5.Christopher Johnson from District 9
The last alien/alien race in my list is Christopher Johnson, an Poleepkwa alien from District 9. District 9 is one of the best movies I’ve watched in recent years and the design of the aliens as well as plot blew my mind (I’m still waiting for the sequel…).
From looking at my list, you can say that I love my imaginary aliens mostly in two ways: either as something I’ve never seen before in film or in literature, or as a comic relief. While I do have certain nostalic interest in the standard ‘little grey aliens’ (eg.: the Asgard from Stargate), I’m rather bored by most humanoid aliens on TV & Film (eg.: most Star Trek aliens).
What are your top 5 favourite Aliens or Alien races? Leave a comment down below!