May 19th, 2007

Ann Vole

Aliens from space and broken familys

I just watched the "Lilo and Stitch" movie for the first time. I had seen two of the other Stitch movies in the series and several episodes of the animated show so I was familiar to the characters and the premise (and even seen parts of the first movie in "music videos" on You Tube) but there was something special about that first movie that makes it one of my favorites. Part of it, I think, is the alien characters and the way they are introduced to Earth. I really liked shows like "Mork and Mindy" and "Alf". I came up with a comic idea where I have lots of aliens from space to be ariving on Earth (one at a time) in different times in Earth's past, present and future which gives lots of opportunity for introducing an alien to Earth.

The other thing that is common in my favorite movies is the break-up (or potential break-up) of a family. This often includes orphins but not necessarily so. Lilo and Stitch has a pair of sisters orphined from a car accident killing their parrents and to make matters worse, the social service people want to send the younger sister to a foster home because the older sister cannot keep a job. The alien, Stitch, is a genetic experiment so he does not have parrents and the alien who created him is also an orphin (does not say why). Other favorite movies of mine include Bambi (mother killed), Secret of NIMH (father killed, family in danger), Forrest Gump (single mother family, mother dies).