03 February 2017

E.T. was a vegetable

Or a fruit perhaps.  On the "animal/vegetable/mineral" scale he was designated a "vegetable."
"E.T. and his extra-terrestrial brethren are not animal or mineral but vegetable. This idea of E.T. being a plant of some kind led the team designing him – headed up by the Oscar-winning Carlo Rambaldi – to create “plant-like” glowing hearts, first seen here, en masse."
Lots of other tidbits about the movie here, but I heard this fact on No Such Thing As A Fish.

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1 comment:

  1. Great Russian science fiction short story from the 50s about a plant alien disguised as a human trying to get back:


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