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'Resident Alien': 7 onscreen aliens Harry Vanderspeigle probably finds sexy (but will never beat E.T.)

No one could ever replace that "beautiful moron" in Harry's heart.

By Caitlin Busch
Harry Thinks E.T. Is Sexy

If you've followed Harry Vanderspeigle's journey from a rotisserie chicken-munching Law & Order addict to an almost-suave being struggling with human emotions on SYFY's Resident Alien, then you know Harry's got some unusual tastes. However, in Season 2, Episode 3, "Girls' Night," Alan Tudyk's Harry gives us some insight into what, exactly, he finds "sexy."

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It's E.T.

Yes, of the Spielberg, Extra-Terrestrial variety. To be fair, Harry also thinks E.T. is an idiot — a "beautiful moron," to be exact. Despite E.T.'s mental deficiencies, that bulbous head and long, leathery neck get Harry's engine revving. (It should also be noted that actor Javier Bardem just revealed his childhood crush on E.T. earlier this week, so Harry's in good company.)

In our heart of hearts, Harry stays up late at night reading E.T. fanfiction and mooning over this fictional hottie. Which got us thinking: What other onscreen aliens would Harry find sexy? We imagine Harry's seen the 1982 classic named after that sexy little beast E.T., but what about some other aliens from movies and television? Here's our list of the sexiest of the sexy onscreen aliens we think Harry should start obsessing over ASAP.

1. The Na'vi from Avatar (2009)

When James Cameron transported audiences to the wondrous planet of Pandora, he also opened up a Pandora's Box for a lot of people who saw the Na'vi and suddenly thought "Wait... am I a furry?" The Na'vi, tall, powerful, and lithe blue cat people are stunning. It's a sight to behold as they leap through the jungle and yet never expose themselves despite not really wearing shirts. Too bad Harry doesn't have a special ponytail he could entwine with a Na'vi lover (as far as we know). -James Grebey

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2. Diva Plavalaguna from The Fifth Element (1997)

If Harry has a thing for aliens who can bring it on the stage, he'd almost certainly have his eyes on Diva Plavalaguna from Luc Besson's 1997 sci-fi adventure The Fifth Element. Yes, it was the breakout role for a young Milla Jovovich as Leeloo, but the one thing most fans also remember from that movie was the rollicking performance of the Diva — the blue, tentacled alien who performs a musical number at the luxury hotel on Fhloston. It starts as a classic opera number, then evolves into a more up-beat tune that remains one of our favorite fictional earworms to hum, even decades later. The Diva was played by French actress Le Besco, and voiced by Albanian opera singer Inva Mula-Tchako. -Trent Moore

3. Zygons from Doctor Who (1975-Present Day)

If you think about it, Zygons and Harry's race share a lot in common. If Harry's race is descended from octopuses, then they've both got suckers covered, they're both amphibious, and Zygons also have some telepathy going on (when they transform others into Zygons, of course). These bulging beauties have been around since 1975 when the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) found out the Loch Ness monster was a world-conquering tool brought to Earth by the Zygons. Yet another thing in common: world destruction! They'll have a lot to talk about on their first date. Terrifying and gurgling, something tells us Harry wouldn't mind being wrapped up in their puckering embrace. -Caitlin Busch

4. The Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Alice Krige's instantly iconic incarnation of the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact certainly proved the Borg adage of "resistance is futile," especially for the impressionable Lt. Cmdr. Data (Brent Spiner). The Enterprise's resident android was still mastering his emotion chip, which allowed him to finally feel, um, everything, after spending most of Star Trek: The Next Generation's run searching for a way to close the gap between his circuitry and his endeavors to be more human. The Borg Queen, with her skin-tight black outfit and glistening, almost translucent skin, put all of Data's feelings and self-control to the test the moment she descended on cables from the Enterprise-E's engine room ceiling. From tempting him with literal flesh on his arm, to giving him a very PG-13 smooch on the lips, this Borg Queen used whatever functions as sexuality among her race of assimilation-happy villains to get what she wanted, which was to travel back in time and add humanity to the Borg collective before the human race could live long and prosper into Starfleet. And if it weren't for Data proving that not all resistance is futile during a key moment in her the Borg Queen's campaign, she would have succeeded. -Phil Pirrello

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5. Dr. John A. Zoidberg from Futurama (1999-2013)

Zoidberg (voiced by Billy West) may not have the best grasp on human anatomy, but, let's face it, neither does Harry. Which isn't exactly helpful for two doctors. They've both got strong opinions about the limits of the human body and seem to have learned a lot of what they know by watching television. As a member of the crustacean-esque alien race the Decapodians of Decapod 10, Zoidberg has as equally complex anatomy as Harry and isn't afraid to talk about it. They've got so much in common, in fact, that it's a little creepy. The more we talk about, the less inclined I am to introduce Harry to Zoidberg, because it would be just like falling in love with himself, and Harry's already got a big enough head. -CB

My Stepmother Is An Alien

6. Celeste from My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

My Stepmother Is an Alien is your classic tale of boy meets girl, with "girl" turning out to be an alien in the form of Kim Bassinger who possesses a sentient, talking purse. With a character like that, it's not hard to imagine why this movie was one of the more forgettable box office duds of the late '80s. At the same time, thanks to seemingly endless airings on HBO, the adventures of Bassinger's Celeste, paired with Dan Aykroyd as a love interest (because sure), the sight of Peak Bassinger strutting her stuff — while her purse spat out every government form of identification possible during a key scene — somehow carved out some significant space in our brain's junk drawer. -PP

7. The Xenomorph Queen from the Alien series

You know what's sexy? Motherhood. So, I defy you to name me an alien sexier than the Xenomoprh Queen, a Strong and Powerful Woman who is also just trying to raise her kids right (Read: Insuring that they infect hapless victims and burst through their chests in horrible gory fashion.) The Alien Queen is proof that women really can have it all, and Harry should find that attractive. And, think about it... she has two mouths. Imagine what she could get up who with that lil' one... -JG