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

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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!

QUESTION

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

NEWS

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. http://ew.com/movies/2017/09/01/pop-culture-aliens-ranked-from-most-to-least-helpful/

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. https://www.geekwire.com/2017/scientists-argue-turning-earth-alien-planet/

SIGHTING

‘Crystal clear flying saucer’ captured on camera by father and son http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/848470/UFO-aliens-flying-saucer-Kilsyth-Melbourne-Philip-Mantle

PICKS AND WARNINGS

Ancient Aliens and the New World Order  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ASAALUA?ie=UTF8&tag=galacnetca-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B01ASAALUA

Star Wars comics from 1977 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009K7Z3I8?ie=UTF8&tag=galacnetca-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B009K7Z3I8

Star Trek book and record set https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LYW8LY?ie=UTF8&tag=galacnetca-20&camp=1789&linkCode=xm2&creativeASIN=B000LYW8LY

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Opening theme – Alien Syndrome by Monkey Warhol https://soundcloud.com/monkeywarhol/alien-syndrome

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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.

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