The most inspired addition to the Stranger Things season two cast is Paul Reiser, someone genre fans love to hate for his role as the sleazy Burke in Aliens. So obviously, we had to ask this uniquely qualified actor the ultimate scifi monster question: who’d win in a brawl, the Alien or the Demogorgon?

Of course, as you’ll see in the clip from our San Diego Comic-Con interview below, his answer was... cagey. Reiser will play Dr. Owens, a government scientist tasked with investigating all the weirdness in Hawkins, when the Netflix hit returns October 27.