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Guy Killed by Alien in 'Alien' Now Believes He's Seen Real Aliens

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Guy Killed by Alien in 'Alien' Now Believes He's Seen Real Aliens

Yaphet Kotto believes in aliens. The statement would be easy enough to take in on its own if not for the fact that Kotto also believes he's seen an alien, held an alien, and generally accepts that he's been abducted by aliens. "I've never talked to anyone about it man, this is the first time," Kotto tells me over the phone. "I've only told my wife, my rabbi, and a psychologist. This is the first time I'm talking about it." Understand that I felt special and disillusioned by this whole conversation. My initial goal was simple. Speak with Kotto about...

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From 'The Martian' to Mars: How Hollywood Aids Space Exploration

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From 'The Martian' to Mars: How Hollywood Aids Space Exploration

Though Hollywood doesn't get everything about space exploration right, entertainment is an important way to get space-related messages out to the public, a panel of experts said this week at the 2017 Human to Mars Summit in Washington, D.C. "For me, when I'm writing papers about whatever scientific project I'm doing, there's often a very long background piece — very dry, and not interesting to the general public," Peggy Wu, a human-machine interaction engineer at United Technologies, a conglomerate whose portfolio includes aerospace products said Tuesday (May 9) at the summit. "Usually, I don't have a fun time reading it,...

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True ‘Life’ Doomsday Scenario: No Protocol For Aliens Loose On Earth

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True ‘Life’ Doomsday Scenario: No Protocol For Aliens Loose On Earth

The science fiction slash horror film Life, which is set on the International Space Station, proposes the ultimate in worst case scenarios for its characters: You are trapped in a self-contained environment with an anomalous, amorphous, at least instinctively intelligent and highly adaptive alien life form picked up on Mars and it has proven to be extremely deadly. So how do you contain and or eliminate it onboard? Or worse, how do you ensure that it never gets to make planetfall? Because, believe it or not, even though the Pentagon has contingency plans for a military-like invasion by aliens, there...

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William Peter Blatty, 'Exorcist' Author, Dead at 89

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William Peter Blatty, 'Exorcist' Author, Dead at 89

Pictured Above - "The Exorcist" author William Peter Blatty, Linda Blair, and William Friedkin, the film's director. Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie The Exorcist, has died at the age of 89, the AP reports. Blatty died Thursday at a hospital in Bethesda, Md., of multiple myeloma, per his widow, Julie Alicia Blatty. Inspired by an incident in a Washington suburb that Blatty had read about while in college, The Exorcist was published in 1971, followed two years...

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How Rogue One Created Princess Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin

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How Rogue One Created Princess Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin

Bringing back the late Peter Cushing and 19-year-old Carrie Fisher for a story taking place before the 1977 "Star Wars" was a CGI challenge. Read More: YouTube

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