The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 055): Panel Discussion – What’s Your Favorite Alien Invasion Story?

In episode 55 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the panel: What’s your favorite alien invasion story?


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6 thoughts on “The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 055): Panel Discussion – What’s Your Favorite Alien Invasion Story?”

  1. Doctor Who, with it’s long history and variety have provided me with numerous entertaining and creepy invasion serials over the years (not being bound to the single invasion like many other series).  My favorites here include the classic Dalek Invasion of Earth,  the creepy Spearhead from Space, Bizarre rennaisance period Masque of Mandragora, Who Goes There inspired Seeds of Doom, and inventive WWII era Curse of Fenric.

    For Movie, Five Million Years to Earth, based on the Earlier 50’s serial Quatermass and the Pit has a different and quite effective take on invaders from Mars, and remains a favorite of mine from the 60s.  I do also still enjoy the genre flipping social commentary of Alien Nation and it’s bastard stepchild District 9 as well as the underrated The Arrival. 

    It was good to hear anime mentioned, as it has a long history of intriguing alien invasion series, including my favorite 70’s classics Captain Harlock and Queen Millennia.

  2. MorningLightMountain from Peter F. Hamilton’s Pandora’s Star is coming to crap on your planet for forgetting to mention him.

     

  3. Ok, humans opened ‘pandora’s box’ first, then the prime alien came.  And don’t forget the Starflyer.

     

     

  4. A lot of good choices on the podcast and comments.  I’ll add three more favorites:

    1. William Barton’s When Heaven Fell, a disturbing look at a man who decides to collaborate with invading aliens.
    2. H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space”.
    3. Charles Pellegrino and George Zebrowski’s The Killing Star, aliens decide it’s best to just wipe us all out after receiving transmissions of Star Trek.

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