There are a lot of extraterrestrial folk in our fiction.  And it seems that for every E.T., every Superman, every The Doctor, there are three murderous fanged beasties in the wings.  The Killer Alien is everywhere in fiction, from your wicked Skrulls to the Puppeteers to whatever The Vorlons are, and most of them will take you out in spectacular and unpleasant fashion.  The various ways and means of destruction by alien hand are endless, from melted to possession to being turned into a Borg and/or Cyberman, leading to today’s cosmic query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) doesn’t like shape-shifters in any context, but finds the idea of a squid in a tiny tank armed with death rays to be even more horrifying, asking: Which killer alien would you least like to face down in a dark alley?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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