"We Made for Some Stiff Competition"

Film: Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers (1956)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Eldritch Location/Civilized area

Height/Weight: The saucers are about as big as jumbo jets, while the saucer men amount to that of an average human.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on evil

Summary: Saucers are cool, according to most aliens. Quite why the circular shape became such a trend in the far reaches of space remains a mystery, but we suppose it beats having any cumbersome extra parts to get around. Either way, these fellas took a liking to saucers, and were not afraid to use them.

History: Hailing from a disintegrated solar system, these aliens decided to head to Earth and discuss matters of immigration. Unfortunately, they proved to be too advanced for their own good, as their messages to our planet were too fast for us to understand, and our rockets were misinterpreted as declarations of war. Even when we cleared things up, it was already too late. The saucer men were on the offensive, and only a miracle would stop them.

Notable Kills: These guys literally boot some people they don't like out of their saucer and let them plummet to their deaths. Harsh!

Final Fate: As the aliens attack Washington D.C., the humans whip out a new sonic weapon that screws up the saucers, and causes them all to crash...right into just about every building they haven't shot yet. Our heroes, everyone.

Powers/Abilities: The saucer men can emit lasers from their arm cannons, while the saucers can summon force fields and death rays and light speed.

Weakness: Once the saucer men go into battle outside their ship's force field, they're dust. The saucers themselves can be stunned by strong enough shockwaves.

Scariness Factor: 4-The saucer men and their machines may look bland on the outside, but then the lasers and the terrifying sound effects that come with them show up, and it's all downhill from there.

Trivia: -Of all the films he's been associated with, Ray Harryhausen claims this is his least favorite.

-The aliens were voiced by an uncredited Paul Frees, who is often known as "The Man with a Thousand Voices".

Image Gallery

There should be no problem, considering the saucers are blasting their own men.

We get it! It's going to space!

Purple is powerful.

"Just passing by, humans. No need to call the police."

The fire only reveals marginally worse things.

"Dammit, I think I got flash-banged by one of the blasts."

When war crimes like the one shown are acceptable.

Look into the lights...look into HELL...

Most brave reporter for the news ever.

Behold, the almighty laser and its addicting sound effect!

"I feel as if this were poor taste."

There goes the school field trip that arrived.

"George, you mind using your hand lasers rather than that clunky thing?"

You just shot one or two of your own men, idiots!

Charlie Chaplin? Is that you?

Run the opposite direction, you fools! Or, you know, get easily crushed for all I care.

Wait, the French are fighting back?

Geez. Who put them through the oven?

Earth Vs. The Flying Acid Trip.

Welp, at least Trump got axed in the crossfire.
"Greetings, human. Before we annihilate you and the rest of you insignifigant monkeys, do you mind telling me the directions to Uranus?"