In the history of Hollywood, or when it comes to aliens it may be more correct to refer to the informal name of Hollyweird, there have been a long tradition of aliens visiting Earth in one form or another.
Examples of this include E.T., Mac and Me, Close Encounters, even horror movies such as Critters. I was never big on shows or movies revolving around aliens, but then this movie changed my mind. It’s funny and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Yes, I’m talking about "Paul".
When I first saw it I wasn’t expecting too much, but boy was I pleasantly surprised. Now I thought "E.T." Was OK but nothing special, (Melanie here – I have never actually watched E.T. lol – and I don’t really plan too!), this movie, on the other hand, changed my mind. "Paul" is about two nerds from England that come on holiday to America to go to Comic Con and then all the different alien or supposed alien sights. Never did they imagine that they’d actually meet one, let alone that his name would be Paul.
After meeting Paul, these two end up on the ride of their lives, way beyond their wildest dreams! (Melanie again – the 2 concerned are played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost – so that pretty much says it all. I mean who doesn’t love them?!?!?!)
If you’ve already seen Paul (and if you haven’t, you really should, may I suggest checking out the new show "Resident Alien" (Dave and Melanie agree) on Syfy. Trust me, you won’t stop laughing and like "Paul", it’s also a joy to watch. (Melanie – 100% yes on Resident Alien! Greg and I are loving it! Alan Tudyk is fantastic – Chung Chung – Trailer below)
Jennifer Rhodes Cleere met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
And Now For The Giveaway!
GIVEAWAY DETAILS & HOW TO ENTER!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away a "Alien Themed Prize Pack" featuring a Paul DVD and random stickers by Jennifer Rhodes Cleere, And some awesome Roswell UFO Festival prozies sent in by Amanda Horton).
For your chance to win- leave a comment ON THIS POST ON THE WEBSITE (comments left on shares around other social media WILL NOT COUNT) - Who Is Your Favorite Alien From Either a Movie or a TV Series?
The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments. Other comments about the article are very welcome but only entrants with the qulifying comments will go in the hat! What you ask for will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on February 21st (and then posted here on the blog as well on Feb 22nd. Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!