Yes, we know its ‘Alien Cubed’ or whatever, but our database doesn’t allow such superscriptorial folderol to be perpetrated in headers, and to be honest if it did we’d still not bother out of spite. We just don’t like the arrogance that comes with this sort of typographical mucking about, like Prince when he changed his name to a cross-section of a stickleback’s innards. Also, how are you meant to pronounce these tricks when they occur? They never tell you. Is Se7en, for instance, pronounced ‘Sesevenen’? And is that a Blake’s 7 villain or a Phil Collins song? Anyway, yes, the film. Better than it’s cracked up to be, unless someone’s cracking it up to be a ‘lost classic’ in which case we’d like to crack it back down just a little. For this is one of those ‘50% great, 50% embarrassingly bad’ films that science fiction does so well it seems. For a more recent example, see Torchwood: Children of Earth. Fortunately, while the bad’s as bad as you like, the good is very good indeed, and so it proves here. Did we miss anything out? Oh yes: BRIAN GLOVER!