Stephen Hawking is a pretty smart guy, so when he starts musing about humanity’s place in the universe, it’s a pretty good idea to listen. Turns out, he worries humanity might be woefully unprepared when our future alien overlords arrive.
Thirty years (and five days) from its original theatrical release of July 18, 1986, the creators and core cast of Aliens came together to reminisce about the seminal action/horror sequel to Ridley Scott's Alien that changed so much for the team behind it.
Researchers at SETI were (very) cautiously optimistic about a mysterious new signal that could’ve come from extraterrestrials a few star systems away — but it seems the much more likely explanation is the right one.
Over the years, we've seen plenty of video game developers attempt to capture the magic of a popular film or TV franchise, but there's something about the genre that makes the effort much more likely to be a disaster than to be a success.