Helpful or hurtful ETs from fiction and Earth is going alien – Alien Invasion #228


On this episode of The Alien Invasion podcast, pop culture aliens, ranked from most to least helpful, and are we turning Earth into an alien planet? Plus, Dave and Brad have a sighting, along with their picks and warnings!


What alien race from fiction (movies, TV, books, games?) would you want to have a beer with?


In honour of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind 40th anniversary, Entertainment Weekly compared the aliens from that movie with extraterrestrial beings from other movies.

A trio of scientists has just laid out a new classification scheme for planets that would put Earth into a hybrid category, making the transition from a diverse, photosynthetic-based biosphere to a world dominated by an energy-intensive civilization.


‘Crystal clear flying saucer’ captured on camera by father and son


Ancient Aliens and the New World Order

Star Wars comics from 1977

Star Trek book and record set


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Opening theme – Alien Syndrome by Monkey Warhol

Closing theme – Be Water by Rettward von Doernberg

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Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice