The American government sends in a CIA officer (James B. Sikking - ), who turns out to be a mother-fixated psychopath. Rather than risk an alien invasion, like Invasion of the Body Snatchers , he tries to kill the Blob people. Luckily they are saved by Graham Sweetley (Griff Rhys Jones - ), a journalist who becomes the aliens' manager. Since this is the Thatcher era, the aliens get lots of commercial endorsements and become pop stars.
The fourth alien, Bernard (Mel Smith - ), has been left lost in space. He decides to hitch a lift, like in Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy . This leads to some gender confusion with a non-human alien, mildly reminiscent of a scene in Farscape that is now regarded as transphobic because it challenges traditional gender roles.
This is a little-known film that has fallen down the memory hole. Smith and Jones, best known for their long-running TV show, went on to make more comedy movies such as Wilt. Based on a best-selling book, it was better received by both critics and audience ... and more importantly, it was funnier.
Captain Patrick Wilson ( Watchmen ) is estranged from his boyfriend Matthew Morrison (Glee).
The other crew members include: