"Attack of the Space Acrobats!"

Film: A Trip to the Moon (1902)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Eldritch Area

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral

Summary: We can't say for certain if these were truly the first monsters to hit the silver screen, but for now, let's just say they are. Indeed, when we looked to the stars for others, our first pick for an alien planet was...our moon.

History: One day, a group of intrepid explorers decided that they were going to be the first folk to ever set foot on the moon. It was a bold idea, and it would take a miracle to succeed. Or they could just shoot the rocket like a bullet and straight into the moon's face (!?!). That's alright. However, beneath the moon is a world populated by the Selenites, a group of bizarre insect-men who don't take kindly to intruders.

Notable Kills: None.

Final Fate: The explorers kill the Selenite king, and then proceed to run back to the rocket away from the angered civilians. One Selenite manages to hitch a ride on the rocket as well, but upon getting to Earth, is immediately captured and put on display. Maybe this is why so many alien species in movies hate us.

Powers/Abilities: None, except perhaps their impressive acrobatics that are there for no adequate reason!

Weakness: They explode into smoke upon being hit with heavy force. It's not really that hard.

Scariness Factor: 1.5-The costumes look tacked on (though that may have been the intention), and their weakness is utterly pathetic. Rest assured, no invasion plans will come anytime soon.

Trivia: -The Selenites are named after the Greek goddess of the moon, Selene.

-This film was meant to satirize the stupidity of an imperialistic attitude and colonialism as a whole. It would explain a lot, actually.

Image Gallery

Moon blood....just...moon blood dominates this image gallery.

Go back to black and white! GO BACK TO BLACK AND WHITE!

Why are there plants on the moon? Because Raditz.

Oh God, you can even see the socket!

The Donald Trump way of negotiation.

Wait until we start sending apes into space.

A plausible reaction.

"At least we turned out better than the OTHER Selenites here."