21 January, 2013

My Favorite Martian Bloghop

Co-hosted by The Geek Twins, Just a Dash of Geek, L.K. Hill, and Comic Book and Movie Reviews, this blogfest is all about Science Fiction.


From The Geek Twins:
On January 21st, 2013, share your all-time favorite alien individual (Martian or not) and why you love them. Find like minded blogs, get new visitors and make new friends!


I wasn't sure what alien to choose for this blogfest at first, but then I realized it wasn't a very hard choice. I'm absolutely going with whatever caused the circumstances of 2001: A Space Odyssey, because it's my favorite portrayal of "aliens": Strange, incomprehensible, confusing, and non-human, as I would be willing to bet real aliens would be. Sure, it's fun when aliens are humanoid and speak our languages and resemble human society (I'm lookin' at you, Star Trek) but it's very unlikely to happen if we did encounter anything from a place other than Earth. At least, that's the way it seems to me.

What's your favorite alien?


-----The Golden Eagle

35 comments:

Andrew Leon said...

Yoda!

mooderino said...

I enjoy Planet of the Apes. Everyone here speaks English, I wonder what planet we're on...?

Bethany Elizabeth said...

This is a fantastic bloghop! But I've gotta say my favorite alien is a certain Timelord who shall remain unnamed. :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You went back to a classic for yours.
Posted mine today. Had to go with two as I couldn't decide.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I have to agree with Bethany. Timelords rule. Well, one Timelord.

Michael Di Gesu said...

I like your choice and the reason for it Golden.

Only one alien really makes me smile. KAZOO from the Flintstones....

Peggy Eddleman said...

Ooo! Good choice. I have no idea who I would pick. Probably one from Star Trek. ;)

Old Kitty said...

I already said the mama alien in Aliens over at Alex's blog so here I'll choose the Tribbles! Yay!! Take care
x

Jeff Hargett said...

Nothing like a good space odyssey in any year!

JeffO said...

I mentioned elsewhere, being the twisted individual I am, I think my most memorable alien would be... Alien.

Mark Means said...

I'm ashamed to say that I've never seen this movie. I know it's a classic and I should really sit down and watch it.

It's on my to-do list and good pick :)

kelworthfiles said...

Yeah, gotta love Arthur C Clarke and everything he was involved with! Thanks for blog hopping with us.

Pat Hatt said...

Hard to decide for me, Apophis would be up there, along with the alien from alien and such, so many.

Ciara said...

There are so many great ones. I like your choice.

Rusty Webb said...

I have no real idea of what my favorite alien might be, but the monolith makers from 2001 is an excellent choice. I read the novelization recently and it offers a great deal of insight into the movie, especially the end.

Stephen Tremp said...

This is an interesting take on the Blogfest and on potential alien life.

Me, I have the Wal-Martians as my favorite martians.

Craig Edwards said...

Thoughtful post - it's wild to think about all the crazy forms aliens could take - and it's been nice watching them progress in pop culture from darkening the skin (Classic Star Trek Klingons) through tin foil and chewing gum (Classic Dr. Who anything-but-the-Daleks) through the wrinkly prosthetic stuck somwhere on the face (ST-TNG) all the way to creatures like the aliens in Torchwood which mix prosthetics and CGI into a nice blend. Cheers!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Brilliant idea Golden Eagle. They are the most mysterious aliens of all!

DWei said...

Probably someone from the Mass Effect universe.

mshatch said...

Prot (not sure if I spelled it right) from KPax would be one of my favorite aliens.

Julie said...

That's an interesting choice of alien. Not bad tho. I haven't seen Odyssey in many years. I chose Mork. He can't be beat-at least in my opinion. Following you thru GFC. Hope you get a chance to read my post. Julie @ http://icreatepurtythangs.blogspot.com

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cool post! Although I chose Chewbacca, and grew up on Star Trek and Star Wars, I agree with your thinking. It's unlikely that alien life would be humanoid, or mainly humanoid. Maybe some would be, but all, or mostly? Doubtful.

Elise Fallson said...

It would have been ET or Yoda for me. Looks like I have a thing for short green aliens... (:

Charles Gramlich said...

I have generally seen a lot better aliens in written fiction than in TV or movies.

Madeline Jane said...

I'm not too sure I have a favorite alien, but I love the show Ancient Aliens on the History channel. My favorite episode was about how aliens leave their "imprints" in really dark places, like a suicide mountain somewhere in China, I think. The thought of anything besides stuff on earth existing blows my mind.

MR said...

The aliens in Peter Watt's book "Blind Sight" are my favourite aliens of all time because he really took the time to think up all the ways they could be different from us. Like, who says they have emotions, or are intelligent, or even sentient? Do they have thought the way we do. Love it. Dark book but a great read.

Natasha Dythia said...

Classic and awesome choice. There were so many to choose from!

Cynthia said...

Saying hello from the blogfest...a few days late, I know!! I haven't seen the movie you're referring to, but I hear it's a classic.

The alien I wrote about is one who looks like us, a lot like us. So I guess you and I have different kinds of aliens in mind. That's what makes this blogfest so neat...I'm learning a lot about aliens in pop culture by partipating.

The Golden Eagle said...

Andrew: Yoda is awesome. :)

Mooderino: I've never watched that movie or read the book. Another for the list . . .

Bethany: LOL. I think I can guess who it is!

Alex: Always fun to see a blogger who breaks the rules a little. :)

Susan: There's only one who rules Science Fiction, isn't there?

Michael: Thank you!

Never heard of that alien. But it sounds like fun. :)

Peggy: There are so many to choose from Star Trek . . . I had considered picking one from the series, too.

Old Kitty: The Tribbles are so cute.

Jeff: I love the movie and the book. :)

JeffO: Alien is definitely on my list of things to watch. It's so iconic.

Mark: I'd highly recommend 2001--and the book by Arthur C. Clarke is also one of my favorites.

Thanks!

Kelworthfiles: It was a lot of fun. :)

Pat: I wasn't sure which alien to choose, either, at first--especially when I considered the multitudes from Star Trek.

Ciara: Thanks!

Rusty: Glad you like my choice.

I read the novel first, so it was interesting to watch the movie and compare the two already knowing the more extensive version.

Stephen: LOL. Wal-Martians are a great choice.

Craig: I agree. There are a lot of different takes on aliens--and they've evolved over the years.

Maurice: Thank you! :)

DWei: Mass Effect? Can't say I've heard of it before . . .

Mshatch: Haven't heard of KPax before. But I can relate to not knowing how you're supposed to spell the names of some aliens. :P

Julie: I'll be over to visit your blog as soon as I can!

Thank you very much for following The Eagle's Aerial Perspective!

Tyrean: Thanks.

Chewbacca is an awesome character. :)

Elise: LOL. They're awesome.

Charles: Agreed. Onscreen, aliens seem limited to a much less varied--and more humanoid--range.

Madeline: Ancient Aliens? Interesting concept.

Blows my mind, too. :)

MR: I will have to check out that book. I love anything that explores just how different aliens might actually be.

Natasha: Thank you!

There were, that's for sure.

Cynthia: No worries--I haven't gotten around to the participants yet myself, and might end up waiting until Friday to do so *cringe*.

Can't wait to find out what alien you picked. :)

Nigel Mitchell said...

Well done! I agree that real aliens, if they exist, would most likely be so different from us that we wouldn't recognize them or their motivations.

laughingwolf said...

alien mother, in 'alien'

vfx are outstanding!

Trisha said...

I totally agree that real aliens are more likely to be incomprehensible to us.

In fact I'm more likely to believe they're highly advanced species of moss or something. ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

Nigel: Thank you!

Laughingwolf: Haven't seen Alien yet--but I have to say, it got a lot of references in this blogfest.

Trisha: Or something else as apparently simple . . .

Deniz Bevan said...

That's an awesome choice! Such a creepy movie that one - and I always seem to watch it late at night!

The Golden Eagle said...

Deniz: It is a little disturbing . . .