Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Hey, remember Alien Nation? Pretty cool Fox series that was actually better than the movie it was based on? OK, but do you remember the made-for-TV movies that followed the series and were even more awesome?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you should enter the inaugural DVD Panache reader contest. Nice DVD people have allotted me a copy of the brand new 3-disc Alien Nation - Ultimate Movie Collection to give away, and I want you (YOU!) to win it. Many of us go through life never winning anything -- even I still have stinging memories of watching my brother receive a $25 Nordstrom gift certificate after winning a Ninja Turtles coloring contest, and buying a sweet watch that had a wind surfer as the second hand. Why did I mention that? Because like that coloring contest, there is no second place in WORST SWEEPSTAKES EVER. It's winner take all -- just like life, baby.

OK shut up, how do I win?

First of all, you have to act fast. This isn't one of those dilly-dally, put-it-off-until-I-get-a-job kind of contests. Before 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Saturday April 26, you need to send me an email telling me what the worst movie alien is. I will randomly draw an emailer to win -- that means the clever person who chooses Philo from UHF will have the same chance to win as the dumbass who says Jeriba from Enemy Mine (it's Louis Gossett, Jr. as an alien, how can that not put a smile on your face?). My email is oneadamrossplace at gmail.com.

If you're not familiar with the Alien Nation TV movies, this set contains five movies broadcast between 1994 and 1997, with the first one (Dark Horizon) picking up right where the series left off. The movies are on DVD for the first time, and the set contains commentaries from director Kenneth Johnson and a variety of featurettes.

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