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When humans punch aliens: the io9 video mix

It's time for another io9 flashback, with this awesome video remix of every scene we could find where a human punches an alien. Set to L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out," for maximum impact!

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Sure, we come in peace and all that. But sometimes, when we encounter alien life forms, the only way we can communicate is by using our built-in universal translators: the ones with five knuckles and a thumb. Here's our compilation of the greatest scenes from movies and TV where a human socks an alien.

To be honest, if I were compiling this video today, it probably would have been a good bit shorter, like around 2 and a half minutes instead of four. But I still love its compilation of human-on-alien fisticuffs, especially some of the really obscure bits from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie and Sandy Collora's Batman: Dead End.

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Additional reporting by Lauren Davis.

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DISCUSSION

We need a compilation of when humans blow the living hell out of aliens. Here's some suggestions:

* Independence day: hacking the mothership and bombing all of the UFO's

* Babylon 5: Sheridan bombing the shadow people with nuclear warheads

* (My personal favorite) Criton sucking all his enemies into a titanic wormhole