God Bless David DeCoteau. The purveyor of such classic b-movies as Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bolw-a-Rama and Beach Babes 2: Cave Girl Island struck again in 1989 with this gem of a trifle starring 80's pin-up Judy Landers as a science professor conducting a sexual experiment on a typical teenage horndog. When the kid starts sprouting a bizarre, puckering tentacle from the top of his head, women suddenly find him irresistible and it's soon revealed that Landers is a blue-headed alien that teaches our young man and intergalactic lesson about confidence. Essentially E.T. with boobs, Dr. Alien furnishes viewers with laughs both intentional and unintentional.
Wisely, the movie was picked up by the USA Network in the early 1990's as part of their "Up All Nite" program hosted by Gilbert Godfried and Rhonda Shear, and that's generally where everyone that's ever become a fan of this movie saw it first. Of course, the unedited, DVD version includes some fun surprises not included in the "Up All Nite" broadcasts, including some terrific looks at a bevvy of late 80's greats like Edy Williams, Michelle Bauer, Linnea Quigly and porn great Ginger Lynn Allen, as well as some lesser known (but no less appealing) talents like Laura Albert and Julie Gray. Gray in particular impresses as a stuck-up coed who has repeatedly spurns the lead character, only to later corner him in a bathroom and with a pair of rather eye-popping chesticles.
For her part, when not ripping off her face to reveal a giant blue puppet head, headliner Judy Landers struts around in lingerie and stiffly goes through the motions in an awkward love scene largely presented in shadow. Similarly, 80's teen looker Olivia Barash only flashes a brief bit of bra when she jumps the lead character in a car, but it's saucy just the same and all in good fun.
If you're a fan of silly b-movies and haven't yet come across Dr. Alien, it's advised you pick up a copy and crack open a few beers and a pizza box. Filled with innocent 80's cliches and foolish plot turns (as well as some nice looking ladies), it's an entertaining way to kill an hour and a half.