Would Not Have Befriended: Early E.T. Alien Concept Art

et-concept-art-1.jpg These are a couple shots of early E.T. concept art by special effects artist Rick Baker. As you can see, they clearly made the right decision making E.T. look like he does and not one of these burn-with-fire monsters. "E.T. phone home?" Sorry pal, but not before I phone a friend with a flamethrower.
The designs were actually done for a Steven Spielberg movie that was never made, Night Skies, which was going to center around a family terrorized by aliens in a rural farmhouse. Although Baker refused to work on the designs for E.T. after Spielberg pulled the plug on Night Skies, his designs went on to inspire the alien that we all rooted for in 1982.
Were we really all rooting for E.T.? Because I was kind of rooting for humanity being able to harness ADVANCED ALIEN TECHNOLOGY. But noooooooo, they had to let the little monster escape. Now where are our hoverboards? "Well when you put it that way." Right? Those scientists in the white lab coats weren't the bad guys. Keep going for a couple more shots, the second of which is actually kind of cute.
  • By Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome
  • Posted in Gadgets
  • Tagged aliens, characters, Concept, dammit ET if you're going to look like that then we're leaving you in your halloween costume year-round, Design, ET, freaky deaky, frightening, get away from me!, iconic, , phoning home, scary!, stop staring at me, would not befriend
  • Translator

  • Recent Articles

    • iOS 8.1.1 Jailbreak Tool TaiG Now Available In English, Download It From Here
    • Amazon offering 15+ Android phones for one penny [AT&T] (G3, One M8, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X)
    • Download Android 5.0.1 Factory Image For Nexus 7, 9, 10 [Direct Links]
    • This Redesign on the Harry Potter Books is Genuinely Magical – It’s just like—oh you get the idea.
    • Sticky Password Premium: A lifetime of password management, $24.99
    • Viral Vine video reveals the celebrity torment of never-ending selfies
    • Sex Workers Petition to Pull GTAV From Shelves, Target Australia Agrees
    • 100 Human Brains Are Missing From the University of Texas, Zombies Likely High on Suspect List – Wait, is looking for zombies profiling?
    • Samsung Galaxy S5, Note 4 dates leaked for Android Lollipop update
    • Gangnam Style Breaks YouTube View Counter
    • Gmail Gets Ability To Edit Microsoft Office Documents From Inbox
    • Stelle Audio delivers the new Go-Go speaker
    • Eyeteq TV Box To Assist Color Blind Viewers
    • Moto G Set To Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop
    • Michelle Forbes Is Looking Like A BAMF As Retro Girl In Powers – A+ 10/10 would red leather again
    • Davis & Sanford Provista Tripod & Head for $99 – Deal of the Day
    • The first test flight of NASA’s Orion capsule: Here’s how it will work
    • Samsung Galaxy A7 could be the company’s thinnest smartphone ever
    • Nut Up: It’s a Marvel Preview for The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1! – “I’m currently re-evaluating the choices that lead me to a criminal liiiiiife!”
    • The Flash Mob: “Flash vs. Arrow”