"Where's their buddy cop film?"

Films: Laserblast (1978)

Alias: None

Type: Alien

Location: Desert/Eldritch Location/Civilized area

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Good

Summary: Oh, will teens these days ever learn? Always picking up the nearest shiny object and treating it with the same amount of materialism a magpie has for its wares. It only makes sense that if the Earth cops can't stop him, the alien ones will.

History: They came to Earth to dispose of a man who had somehow gotten his hands on a highly destructive laser gun. Unfortunately, these aliens happened to be rather terrible at their jobs, as they killed the man, but left the weapon on Earth. Their leader was more than a bit indignant about that, so they got sent back for retrieval. Meanwhile, an angsty teen found the gun, and began using it for his amusement. What he didn't know is that in the wrong hands, this gun can corrupt and twist its bearer's form, most likely due to this boy's repressed issues.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: As the boy goes on a rampage across town, one of the aliens finally puts him down with its own ray gun, destroying the laser gun in the process. The aliens soon leave without a trace.


Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 1.5-While uncanny in form, these aliens only seem to target reckless, unhinged youth wielding corruptive weapons. Honestly, if they happened to extend a hand in unity, we wouldn't mind. Besides, we could use a bit more improved damage control with those particular volatile teens.

Trivia: -This film marks the first on-screen appearance of Eddie Deezen, who you might remember as the voice of Mandark from "Dexter's Laboratory".

-There was going to be a sequel in 1988, but financial woes canned that.

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Kids these days. Give them an advanced weapon and things go hawwire instantly.

"We'd say this was police brutality, but given how you eradicated an entire orphanage or two, you had this coming.
Don't lump this brat in with the cops.

The face of teenage delinquency.