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When Humans Punch Aliens
June 7, 2008 12:26 AM   Subscribe

When Humans Punch Aliens: The Video Remix. A tribute to our diplomatic encounters with alien life forms.
posted by farishta (33 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
"People of Mars, you say we are brutes and savages. But let me tell you one thing: if I could get loose from this cage you have me in, I would tear you guys a new Martian asshole.You say we are violent and barbaric, but has any one of you come up to my cage and extended his hand? Because, if he did, I would jerk it off and eat it right in front of him. “Mmm, that’s good Martian,” I would say."

What I'd Say To The Martians, by Jack Handey
posted by optovox at 1:02 AM on June 7, 2008 [7 favorites]


I came here in peace, seeking gold and slaves. But you have treated me like an intruder. Maybe it is not me who is the intruder but you.

Great article, optovox.
posted by farishta at 1:11 AM on June 7, 2008


Nice to see the Gorn Captain again.
posted by Locative at 2:25 AM on June 7, 2008


This is all FAKE! FAKE, I SAY!!

Probably viral, too. And outer space viral is the worst kind.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:05 AM on June 7, 2008


You may have lasers and rocket ships and all that; but can they stand up to a good old knuckle sandwich. I think not.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:14 AM on June 7, 2008


I have desperately tried, but failed, to come up with a pun on the word "alien" and the term "illegal alien" without being racist.
For this I apologize.
posted by GoingToShopping at 3:43 AM on June 7, 2008


Your superior intellect is no match for our puny fists!

Same as it ever was.
posted by Standeck at 5:12 AM on June 7, 2008


GoingToShopping---
I feel your pain.
I've been experimenting with "we need a bigger fence" imagery, but it just ain't clicking.
Bring your Powerbook and your intern to Warren's place at six-- we'll brainstorm over some Ketel.
posted by Dizzy at 5:16 AM on June 7, 2008


Welcome to Earth.
posted by localroger at 5:18 AM on June 7, 2008


Which episode is that where Scotty and Chekov get in the brawl with the Klingons? I'd forgotten about it, but I suddenly NEED it. :)
posted by Falling_Saint at 5:18 AM on June 7, 2008


Falling_Saint: The Trouble With Tribbles.
posted by EarBucket at 5:44 AM on June 7, 2008


Which episode is that where Scotty and Chekov get in the brawl with the Klingons? I'd forgotten about it, but I suddenly NEED it. :)

Not sure which orfiginal series episode it is but isn't that one of the scenes used in trials and tribbulations in DS9?
posted by Reggie Knoble at 5:47 AM on June 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


They missed the best one of all: Ripley vs Alien (youtube, about 3 minutes in).
posted by DarkForest at 5:50 AM on June 7, 2008


I would say that technically Cylons aren't aliens, any more than a home-made toaster is.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:00 AM on June 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Whoever edited that video needs to be socked.
posted by cashman at 6:41 AM on June 7, 2008


Whoever edited that video needs to be socked by an alien.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:07 AM on June 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Trouble with Tribbles is one of the most famous TOS episodes ever for several reasons. It was one of the funniest ST:TOS comedy episodes, climaxing with the iconic scene of William Shatner buried under a small mountain of furry tribbles, and writer David Gerrold wrote a fascinating book about it, The Making of the Trouble with Tribbles, which alas seems to be long out of print. (I think Gerrold might intend to have it online as an e-book, but right now his site is down.)
posted by localroger at 7:33 AM on June 7, 2008


Remember to extend the fist when punching god.
posted by Kikkoman at 7:36 AM on June 7, 2008


That was so much worse than it could have been.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:08 AM on June 7, 2008


That really needed the sound effects to go with the punches. It was amazing how fake it all looked without the sound to go along with the stunts.
posted by voltairemodern at 8:24 AM on June 7, 2008


Was Batman fighting with a Predator?
posted by Burhanistan at 8:47 AM on June 7, 2008


The Batman vs Predator scene was from a fan-made trailer, I believe.
posted by SPrintF at 8:59 AM on June 7, 2008


Oh, look, here it is.
posted by SPrintF at 9:01 AM on June 7, 2008


For those who wanted to watch the human/Klingon fight, the full Trouble With Tribbles episode is available at cbs.com.
posted by fings at 10:31 AM on June 7, 2008


How could they not have Jim F'ing Brown punching an alien from Mars Attacks
posted by Megafly at 12:04 PM on June 7, 2008


If Roma Downey starred in Socked by an Alien I would watch it religiously.
posted by darksasami at 12:59 PM on June 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


I never have any problems with the smoothness of flash video, but this one is lurching and dropping frames, even with the full video in buffer. Anyone else having the problem?
posted by chudmonkey at 1:13 PM on June 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Hey fings, thanks for that, it's been forever since I saw that ep. Hard to recall how back before cable TV it seemed like it ran every other week in syndication.
posted by localroger at 2:13 PM on June 7, 2008


Welcome to Earth, bitches, localroger. It's welcome to Earth, bitches.

This is fantastic if only for the expression on Avery Brook's (Commander Sisko) face after he drops Q.
posted by strontiumdog at 3:16 PM on June 7, 2008


"Illegal" alien humor...

Don't punch them, put them to work. Those 4-armed ones will pick oranges twice as fast.

The big question is: should we be allowing martians to get drivers' licenses?

And if you don't discourage them, will we end up with a bunch of AM radio stations playing Klingon Opera?
posted by wendell at 3:32 PM on June 7, 2008


"Reminded me a lot of this."

Talk about a waste of resources. I mean we should be out there finding new and intelligent forms of life. You know, fight them.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 6:36 PM on June 7, 2008


"Laddy, don't you think you ought to rephrase that?"

"Yes. I didn't mean to say that the Enterprise should be hauling garbage. I meant to say that it should be hauled away AS garbage!"
posted by stargell at 7:13 PM on June 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, nice idea, disappointing execution. In particular, the fact that it was all silent (and covered by a somewhat annoying soundtrack to boot) was a big spoiler for me; a lot of the fun of fights is the sound of punching, and I knew the dialog from some of these scenes (like the ST:OS ones) (plus the editing wasn't very good).

(On preview, stargell nails the specific moment!)
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 11:24 AM on June 8, 2008


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