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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Dianoga

Welcome back creature lovers. Being a fan of Star Wars marathons it is rare that I make it more than a year without rewatching these wonderful movies. And lucky for you all the movies are chuck full of incredible creatures, giving me more and more ideas of aliens to write about for Your Weekend Creature Comforts. This weekend I want to spotlight The Dianoga, a creature that scares the hell out of everyone watching A New Hope for the first time but also one that most people do not know what it really looks like… DianogaEye-ANH

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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Ood

Happy Saturday Whovians! I am excited for all you Doctor Who fans that are going to be relishing in the start of the new doctor this season, but I will admit I am a little behind still. I have only made it through Series 4 myself, but wanted to spotlight one of my favorite alien creatures from the series this weekend: The Ood.


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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Chitauri

I was watching The Avengers for probably the 12th time this week when I realized I needed to write a post on those crazy aliens that come through the Tesseract portal at the end of the film. There are many shapes and forms, and like in most superhero movies they successfully destroy over half of Manhattan. So today I am going to bring you more details than you could ever desire about this alien species known as the Chitauri.


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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: Steven Spielberg’s Aliens

The week has gone by all too quickly again, and here you find yourselves ready for yet another post by your faithful Lilith. And sure enough, this weekend’s creature comforts post is one to get all hot and bothered by. I know I’ve been on a Star Wars kick lately, specifically spending a lot of time on Tatooine, but today I am completely shifting gears and bringing you an article on quite an accumulation of amazing creatures. That’s right, I am not sticking with one species, but instead am spotlighting all the incredible aliens that the dinosaur god Steven Spielberg has ever created. So there will be quite a few aliens to talk about this week, ending with my personal favorite of this powerhouse’s monsters.

Spielberg's aliens

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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Rancor

Hey there geeks, sorry to have abandoned you all last weekend. I got myself in to a little bit of a skirmish with today’s creature. You see, Jabba and I got in to a bit of an argument, he wasn’t too flattered by what I wrote earlier this month and made me battle it out with his mother Rancor. But I am happy to report the creature is alive, and as payment for winning my bet with the Hutt I have been given my very own baby Rancor to raise alongside my wolves in the Evil Lair. Of course I am sure the sphinxes will enjoy taking this baby monster out for some joy rides too. And it makes it pretty easy for me to spotlight this stunning creature, one of my favorites from Episode 6: that’s right folks, today I bring you the infamous Rancor!


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Your Weekend Creature Comforts: The Manticore

All too often we find ourselves talking about chimeras here, and sure enough I have another one for you. The chimera we will be talking about today is closely related to the sphinx. You can see some of the similarities with the manticore having a lion like body and human head. But the creature also has several rows of sharp shark teeth, the tail of a scorpion, and occasionally large bat-like wings. This creature is not one you want to mess with, and continue on for some of the best appearances of this creature in modern culture.

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