The Mexican Beauty Queen Who Captures Alien Monsters For Fun

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Meet Beta, a woman from Venus who collects alien monsters as a hobby. She's the heroine of La Nave de los Monstruos (Ship Of Monsters), a classic film that's showing tomorrow as part of a celebration of Mexican science fiction in New York. Star Lorena Velázquez appeared in 300 movies, alongside legendary Mexican masked superhero El Santo, who defeats a Martian invasion in another film. Also showing: El Planeta de las Mujeres Invasoras (Planet Of The Female Invaders), in which Velázquez plays an evil alien queen. And the Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot. It's all part of the Vintage Mexican Scifi Film Festival, running from tomorrow through Saturday at 92YTribeca in New York.

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[New York Daily News]

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El Piporro never made good classic Mexican Sci-Fi (he was mostly a comedian). Now some of El Santo's movies were actual Sci Fi classics, and every sci-fi show from Joss Whedon's 'Angel' to The Middleman knows that Sci-Fi needs more masked wrestlers.

Though Lorena Velazquez was in quite a few films.

Speaking of Mexican Sci-Fi I'm dying to see those two new Mexican Sci-Fi movies io9 featured a few weeks back.