I was trying to start this topic in the Star Trek thread, but realize I am also curious how other genres would handle "the monsters" from my other favorite movies.
The first thing that prompted this was Alien, Aliens, Alien3, and Alien Resurrection - just to clarify what we are talking about with Aliens (capitalized).
How would the various Starfleet Crews handle them? I doubt they could avoid initially getting a crewmember victimized by a face-hugger, and the show would be on from there.
How would the Jedi Knights handle them? Would they even become victims of a face-hugger to start with? Would their reflexes be too quick to worry about getting too close to an egg?
How would a fully developed alien hive (with working drones) differ from just the premise in Alien (the first movie)? Would Starfleet or Jedi have any more difficulty? What would they decide to do? (Prime Directive, respect for all life in the Force, etc.)
Second, how about Predators. Could they hunt Jedi? I think on Star Trek Voyager, the Hirogen Hunters pretty much covered this topic.
What about Terminators? Could Coruscant (before the Yuuzhan Vong destruction of the planet) have ever developed a defense network, or an auto-mated cleanup of the underlevels, that decided to exterminate all biological life? Terminators are far more sophisticated than Battle Droids and far more armored, not to mention ones with cyborg exteriors could operate amongst humans (or aliens) in subterfuge. Guri, the female first for Black Sun under Xizor is almost a Terminator in some ways, but she is probably not that well armored, and much more organic beneath her skin surface. In New Jedi Order, Lando has pretty much created Terminators, but they are programmed to kill only Yuuzhan Vong. Could that have been a mistake to engineer those? How would different Starfleet crews handle Terminators? Phasers on full-disintegrate would seem to end a situation quite quickly. Is Commander Data as sturdy as a Terminator? Any match? In First Contact he was shot at with an automatic weapon and reacted just like the Terminator did - without the violent response though. How about the T-1000? Would a Jedi lightsaber be able to damage it?
Do realistic, well-done Crossovers interest anyone (in theory)?
Star Trek, being of smaller episodes than Star Wars, could more easily handle doing a show or movie in actuality, but in Star Wars the books and comics could explore these issues: Aliens, Predators, Terminators.
What do you guys think?