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« on: November 03, 2008, 02:02:08 AM »

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I'm trying to remember the name of this movie I saw on tv when I was a kid.  I don't remember much, but I think it was made in late 70s/early-mid 80s.  The movie was about a crew of people on a space ship, who might have been scientists.  Either they went aboard another space ship or their ship was invaded by these aliens.  The only visual image that I can clearly remember is that the aliens (might have just been one alien) looked like tall mounds of red spaghetti, no eyes or appendages.  I remember because as a child of the 80s it used to remind me of playing with the playdough fun factory and making "playdough spaghetti", lol.  The only other thing I remember was that a woman (one of the crew members) was running through the halls of the ship(maybe dressed in a yellow flight suit?), trying to escape the alien, who moved slow and blob-like.  I don't remember if she died or not, but I think the aliens killed by consuming people and swallowing them up in their spaghetti-like tentacles.  It was very suspenseful and creepy...or at least that's what I thought as a little kid.  Any guesses?   Question
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 12:10:55 PM »

My guess is that this one is "Star Crystal" (1986). Here is Andrew's review of it: http://www.badmovies.org/movies/starcrystal/

An alien is released within a scientific space vessel and begins devouring people. It starts off as a sort of blob, then eventually morphs into "ET's retarded cousin." It uses tentacles to ensnare its prey and then devours humans for sustenance. It only stops after it reads the Bible..... or something like that. It's been a while since I watched it. The monster doesn't really resemble a pile of red spaghetti though.

Another film you may want to look into is "Alien: Sulla Terra" (a.k.a. Alien 2, a.k.a. Alien Terror) This one is a little hard to find, but if you take a good look around the web I'm sure you could at least download it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 09:37:57 PM »

I checked out the reviews and summaries from Star Crystal and Alien: sulla terra.  The idea of being trapped in a spacecraft and pursued by an alien definitely sound familiar, but I don't remember there being any eggs or morphing of the aliens.  Doesn't mean there aren't those aspects in the film, I'm not sure I actually watched the entire thing, but the alien image I remember was a full grown "adult".  That and I'm almost 100% certain of the red spaghetti description. 

Now that I think about it the alien itself didn't look very scary.  Really, how menacing can a big mess of red spaghetti/yarn/playdough be afterall?  And I think that was the scary part...the fact that it was very unassuming, with no nasty teeth or claws or anything, and yet it was still devouring people in a very quiet, almost polite manner.  It added extra suspense to the movie because you couldn't hear it approaching and I don't remember that it made any noise.  I can't even recall how it moved, being a big blob of spaghetti with no discernable legs.  I think the only reason that it was able to kill the crew members was because they were stranded in space, with no means of escape...otherwise they could have just outrun the things! Maybe there was some mind control involved, that surely would have made more sense.   Twirling
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 10:16:28 PM »

I am trying to brainstorm this one, and can only come up with loose matches:

Galaxy of Terror
Deep Space
The Green Slime

Did you see this in the US, or perhaps another country?
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 11:38:02 PM »

I'll check out those three suggestions.  I saw the movie on tv in the US.  I think it might have been a Sunday Matinee showcase type thing.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 12:05:38 AM »

Just going by the IMDb summaries, Galaxy of Terrors is a maybe...though I only remember one kind of alien in the movie.  Deep Space is too late I think. I saw the movie when I was maybe 8 years old, which would have been 1986.  There was also nothing slimey about the alien, so it couldn't have been The Green Slime.  I could also describe it as a creeping pile of red/pink silly string.  I don't suppose there's a gallery site anywhere of movie aliens that I could browse through?
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