Well Known Aliens in Film and Television: Part I

With the rough and tough Arnold Schwarzenegger chasing the elusive creature through the thick of the jungle , he probably never imagined that he would become the last man standing against a cloaking alien species. In this article, you will encounter a collection of well-known aliens that have made their mark in various films and TV shows.


In the sequel of “The Predator,” the alien would find its way to the United States , terrorizing Danny Glover and Maria Conchita Alonso. However, how can we forget the reptilian that made such a big splash in the movie world, who would later come to battle another well-known alien in additional sequels.


This was the first time we really got to see Sigourney Weaver and learned that she had a bit of a mean streak in her. Muscle rippling, she took on the role of “Ripley” in this futuristic tale that dealt with a rather large alien that had a pretty gruesome way of reproducing. Tons of fire power and courage was needed to finally conquer this beast, which would make an appearance in several sequels, including the ones that feature its archrival , the Predator.


Did we all forget that Superman was an alien , originating from a dying planet , who comes to Earth after his scientist father makes a sacrifice to save their race. Upon landing on Earth, he becomes an alien orphan and is then adopted by caring individuals by the name of the Kents, who would cultivate the good nature of one of the best superheroes of all time.

Star Trek

From Worf of the Klingon race to the Soong-type android named Data , Star Trek has seen its fair share of aliens come and go over the course of many different television series and movies. Throughout the years, Trekkies have met up with the likes of Quark (the Ferengi owner of a bar located on the promenade of Deep Space Nine); Neelix (of the Star Trek: Voyager (STV) , originally from Rinax, a moon linked to the planet Talax in the Delta quadrant; Odo (the shapeshifter played by Rene Auberjonois in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and the Cardassians.

Star Wars

The fictional Star Wars universe was filled with an array of colorful characters that include R2-D2 (also known as R2, or “Artoo” for short), which was an astromech droid. By his side, you will find C-3PO , the character that Anakin Skywalker would create for human-cyborg relations. This protocol droid (an android with a design that incorporate organics) possesses a great deal of abilities, such as displaying a fluency in more than six million forms of communication.  

In Part Two of ‘ Well Known Aliens in Film and Television,’ you will encounter a couple of television show characters that may bring back memories of your childhood or conjure up thoughts of truly silly portrayals of aliens. However, a little ‘naanoo naanoo’ never hurt anyone”¦