They walk among us...
Ever since 50th anniversary special “The Day Of The Doctor”, the shapeshifting Zygons have been living among us in human form. A deal that was going so well until last series’ two- parter “The Zygon Invasion/ Inversion”.
Men In Black
It’s the world’s best/ worst kept secret: aliens live on Earth thanks to the supervision – and constant memory-wiping – of a sharply- dressed, government organisation.
Neill Blomkamp’s 2009 film saw aliens – nicknamed “prawns” – being forced to live in the slums of Johannesburg: a bracing take on South Africa’s history of apartheid.
This ’ 80s cult classic is an early example of the aliens- as- immigrants allegory – as LA tries to cope with a race of enslaved aliens tellingly called “The Newcomers”.
This Syfy series sees several races of aliens – known collectively as Votons – seek asylum on an Earth they assumed was uninhabited. Set 33 years later, with the planet ravaged, they now co- exist in the ruins of St Louis.