|...ya, but now they're cyborg spiders!|
Jupiter Ascending - nominated because alien zoo Keepers watch over we Earthlings and keep us fat, happy and ready for harvest.
Aliens: Zone-X - nominated for the "cyborg spiders".
Area 51 - nominated for the "Most Stereotypical Aliens" award.
|The Skyline Trilogy: Skyline,|
Beyond Skyline and Beyond Belief.
|ancient alien: Maz Kanata|
Beyond Skyline - nominated because any flick with brain-harvesting aliens can't be all bad. Right?
The Whispers - nominated because Ray Bradbury.
|Stone-faced actor award|
winner: Mila Kunis
However, the aliens in Jupiter Ascending are not important for the story. Worse than that, the plot is built around the idea that we Earthlings only exist as bioreactors for the production of some magical molecule that can extend life and rejuvenate people.
|Go to Hell.|
This is a difficult challenge because, as a reader of science fiction, I'm generally appalled by what typically gets marketed as science fiction by the Hollywood Ca$h-O-Matic industry.
And the Winner Is....
|Welcome your Overlords. There's no need to be afraid.|
And waiting for Monday. And waiting through commercials (Oh, I paid, baby). I'm giving the 2015 SIHA award to Clarke's "Overlords".
Had Childhood's End been a 90 minute movie in theaters, I would have been tempted to pay to watch it. However, I seldom go to a theater, so I probably would have waited for it to arrive on television. See my comments on Syfy's adaptation of this Arthur C. Clarke classic Sci Fi story. I congratulate Syfy for actually going to the trouble to bring Clarke's story to the attention of television watchers. Hopefully 1 or 2 of them will now read Clarke's book, or maybe Goggle it.
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