I saw this when I was very young, so my memories are spotty.

I cannot recall if this is a movie or a TV episode (older), nor whether it was color or black and white (though my memories include color, so it's entirely possible.)

I remember aliens that were large, their bodies made up of thin tentacles (shaped kind of like Cousin It from the Addam's Family) and one eye in the top center of their bodies. They disguised themselves as humans, and only one man on the show could see them. I remember this man laying on a doctor's table or something and looking up, and the guy above him was one of these aliens. I think he flipped out and no one could figure out why because no one else could see the creatures.

There was also a woman who I believe was... psychic or magical or something? In my memory, she looked like a genie (I do not know if this is accurate) with a high brown pony tail and poofy genie pants. She used her abilities to disguise herself as one of the creatures. You could tell the difference because her eye was a different color than the other creatures. (In my memories, hers was blue, the creatures were dark?) They discovered her, I think, and she had to flee and had trouble changing her form back into a human because her powers were weakened.

I don't remember how this all ended, but this has been bothering me forever and I have never found any help. Can anybody help?

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  • Can you give us an idea of when 'VERY young' means? – iandotkelly Feb 12 '13 at 21:53
  • Well, I was probably about 6-8, so this was mid 80's... This show/film had an older-era feel to it. I've had Doctor Who, It Came from Outer Space, the Crawling Eye and such suggested to me, but I have yet to find a solid-feeling match. I actually purchased the two films and those are not right. ...This has driven me so nuts, there have been times I wondered if I didn't have an incredibly elaborate dream and/or am crazy. :P – Mia Feb 12 '13 at 21:55
  • I Think that movie was "They Live" made in 1988. – Nishant Feb 26 '13 at 8:25
  • To me it reminds me of a recent movie monsters vs aliens – user4480 Mar 30 '13 at 13:45
  • Related :P – Mauricio Pasquier Juan Mar 4 '17 at 20:42

That sounds like the two-part Space 1999 episode The Bringers of Wonder.

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  • Unfortunately the YouTube video is no longer available, but as a childhood watcher of Space1999, this seems a very plausible answer, so I found a picture of them instead. +1 – iandotkelly Mar 30 '13 at 15:34
  • I just finished watching this two part episode. This is still a very enjoyable show. Classic 70's sci-fi! This has to be the right answer it matches the question's description exactly. – Reactgular Apr 2 '13 at 16:12
  • Here's another Youtube link to the episode: youtube.com/watch?v=D1EzanunBdU – Will Feldman Apr 2 '13 at 19:41
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    YES. YES!!!!!!!!!!!! It is absolutely that episode of Space 1999! Thank you SO much! You have no idea how long this has tormented me... to the point where people were telling me I must have made it all up. After watching the episode, I jumped up and cheered and danced in a circle. That is absolutely the right answer and I thank you with every ounce of my geekdom. I am so lucky to have stumbled onto this site with such amazingly knowledgeable people. You are the best! Thank you! – user4584 Apr 13 '13 at 5:46
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    That's great @Mia. I've noticed that you have a new registered account - with a different login from the account you asked this question with. You gain the 30 reputation from your question if you merge accounts. You can follow the instructions here ... movies.stackexchange.com/help/user-merge – iandotkelly Apr 13 '13 at 6:08

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