The Rebel Alliance had made their first major victory over the Galactic Empire, by stealing the plans of the Death Star, the Empire’s secret weapon that can destroy planets. Princess Leia Organa, in hopes that these stolen plans could restore freedom to the galaxy and save her people, attempts to flee aboard her ship. Her ship is then intercepted and is boarded by Imperial Stormtroopers and Lord Darth Vader. Before she is found by them, she records a holographic message on a droid, R2-D2, in the hopes that he can deliver that message to a Jedi living on the desert planet of Tatooine. Before Princess Leia is taken hostage and her ship is destroyed, R2-D2 and another droid, C-3PO, use an escape pod to get to Tatooine.
The world of Halo takes place hundreds of years into the future when humans have settled in space and are on the brink of extinction from an alien race known as the Covenant. Humanity’s last hope is an elite group of soldiers known as spartans. Spartans are
This shows that fear compels us to agree to things we wouldn't normally agree to. That last example of fear compelling us to agree to something we normally wouldn’t agree to is back to the show Supergirl. In this part of the story, the aliens have mind controlled everyone in the city except Supergirl, Max Lord, the smartest man in the city, and Cat Grant, the most powerful person in the city. They are of course afraid for the world and humanity. Max explains his plan, “ I was working on a weapon to use against the Kryptonians...all kryptonians….a bomb.Filled with Kryptonite dust.
On September 12, 1962; John F Kennedy gathered the nation at Rice stadium in Houston Texas to give a speech about the Space Race. The speech was so inspiring that Americans wanted to practically go in space right there and then. The mission to land a man on the moon was called Apollo 11. The soviets got off to a much better start than the Americans did. In 1957 the soviets launched the first ever satellite in space called “Sputnick”.
The 1982 movie Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, blends science fiction and film noir into a masterfully crafted thriller that delves into the subjective realm of being “alive” and “human.” Set in the post-apocalyptic world of Los Angeles, the story reveals that humans have taken artificial intelligence and genetic engineering into a whole new level of realism. Artificially grown beings, known as Replicants, rebel against slavery and flee to Earth. This action results in the formation of an elite group of police known as Blade Runners, who use a test that calculates emotional responses, which are the only thing that Replicants can’t process correctly. The Replicants confront the selectivity of what it means to be “human” throughout the film causing the protagonist, Rick Deckard, to question both himself and the established rules of humanity. “Being alive is a matter of subjectivity and not of biological/technical definitions,” (Casimir pg.
Over the past few decades the ideas of aliens has morphed into a craze, that one has to ask themselves, “what is an alien?” With “aliens” being in Hollywood movies and roller coaster rides, what do we actually consider to be aliens? Is it a life form that doesn’t live on earth or is it a “little green man”(dictionary.com). The media has totally changed the perspective of what foreign life forms are. Making them almost unbelievable. The term alien no longer has the mystery and excitement and possibility behind it, rather it has become a more colloquial term in regards to disbelieve.
In Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse V The protagonist Billy Pilgrim is kidnapped by aliens known as Tralfamadorians. The aliens have an interesting view of tim in that they see all of time happening at once and are able to choose which moments to view and live through. after being kidnapped Billy becomes unstuck in time and gains an uncontrollable version of this view. If The Tralfamadorian view of time was adopted by humans it would be destructive at first but people would have far more to gain than lose from it. One way the view of time would be useful is that it could be used as a precursor system and people could change events before they happen.
Another one was the sightings of UFO’s coming out from the ocean, which was explained to have happened perhaps because the center of the Earth was populated by extraterrestrial beings, who from time to time emerge from the poles in spacecrafts, perhaps because in the 20th century Hohlwelttheorie was linked with the belief of aliens. Moreover, this theory has also been linked with conspiracies such as that the Nazi specially Hitler knew of an entrance to the interior world at the South Pole, and that Hitler next to other of his colleagues and friends fled there at the end of WWII. In that same wavelength the popular science fiction story “A journey to the Centre of the Earth” by French novelist Jules Verne (1828-1905) has given the theory its most lasting exposition starting in the late 19th century, in which he describes the discovery of a prehistoric world by explorer who went down a volcano to find out this interior world, that had its own source of light, water, and life was
Kilgore Trout’s another novel Now it can be Told also portrays the destruction of earth and racism. In Kilgore Trout’s novel there is a story which is called “The Dancing Fool”. He introduces a flying saucer creature named Zog who has arrived from the planet Margo to Earth. When the people from Margo touch the earth under the saucer, they are fired without touching the land. But Zog tries to explain that they may cure cancer and all the disease which affects the human beings.
“Arrival” is a mystery, sci-fi drama directed by Denis Villeneuve in his wonderful betrayal of the unknown.’Arrival’ digs deep into the unexpected, when a bunch of alien vessels land in 12 different spots on earth, leaving everyone curious about what their intent on earth is. With the military confused they pair together two scientists Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) who both study unique fields as Louise studies linguistics why Ian is a physicist, both are taken to a military base right outside of where one of the Heptapod’s (aliens) vessels have landed. Louise and Ian are given a time frame to work out how to communicate with the aliens without starting a war, why the rest of the world has to decide what to do with the alien vessel that landed in their backyard. ‘Arrival’ is filled with the question “why are you here?” The director uses this question to guide the film, showing how some of the major countries deal with the vessel because throughout the movie we see countries trying to deal with the unknown vessel by trying to communicate to the Heptapod’s so they can sort something out before something catastrophic happens. Arrival’s biggest attributes are how it handles suspense and communication.