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Alien Encounter Cast

GeneralKnowledge

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So I was just sucked into a session of surfing IMDB and ended up on Tim Curry's page. Remembering his performance as S.I.R. In Alien Encounter, I decided to scroll through and see if it was listed on IMDB. Low and behold it was. Upon further examination, I discovered that AE actually had quite a well known cast that I never really noticed before.

Hostess Alien - Tyra Banks
Overhead Worker - Phil Hartman
LC Clench - Jeffrey Jones (the principal from Ferris Buehler)
Spinlock - Kevin Pollack
Dr. Femus - Kathy Najimy (didn't know her name but recognized her from Sister Act)

I guess with all of the green face paint, I never really recognized these people before. In retrospect I guess I should've recognized Phil Hartman's voice.

Does this cast come as a surprise to any of you?
 

ChrisFL

Premium Member
Tim Curry's performance of S.I.R. was amazing. Much respect to the late Phil Hartman, but the script wasn't as good.
 

draybook

Well-Known Member
Tyra Banks? Really? Random.

Kathy Najimy was in Hocus Pocus too, which was a Disney Production with Bette Midler and SJP. Man I haven't watched that in a while. Might have to dig it out.

Oh yeah, and Wall - E. She plays Mary!


Hocus Pocus is one of my wife's favorites of all time.
 

powlessfamily4

Well-Known Member
Tyra Banks? Really? Random.

Kathy Najimy was in Hocus Pocus too, which was a Disney Production with Bette Midler and SJP. Man I haven't watched that in a while. Might have to dig it out.

Oh yeah, and Wall - E. She plays Mary!

Kathy Najimy was also the voice of Peggy Hill on King of the Hill for 13 years.

I watched Hocus Pocus over Halloween and it was sooo great. I love that movie.
 

Cmdr_Crimson

Well-Known Member
This site has some really good images from the attraction with clear shots of the actors...
http://www.jerryrees.com/page8/page8.html

And don't forget you can still see L.C. Clench and XS Technology still in use at DisneyQuest's INVASION: An ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter..
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disney_quest_alien_sign.jpg
 

Cmdr_Crimson

Well-Known Member
One thing I am also curious about this attraction is that it also states that George Lucas had his hand in this...But, From what tho? I'm still trying to figure this out..Indy & Star Wars stay and an Creative attraction gets scrapped...
 

dxwwf3

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One thing I am also curious about this attraction is that it also states that George Lucas had his hand in this...But, From what tho? I'm still trying to figure this out..Indy & Star Wars stay and an Creative attraction gets scrapped...

It's my understanding that he didn't contribute a ton to the attraction.

And yes it seems creativity and park originality are things that are part of theme park past. Sure I love ultra themed lands that we are getting now from movie properties, but I do miss park specific stories for sure.
 

yeti

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The thing I love about AE (and the real reason I think it was so dark) is the way it openly poked fun at the greed and seedy artificiality of customer relations in massive corporations.

The ego-driven boss...the phony presenters (Phil Hartman's especially)...the malfunctioning equipment...when you think about it, it's no wonder the ride only lasted as long as it did.
 

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