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Tinfoil, Prostitutes, Preachers: See Part 4 of Alice in Chains' Sci-Fi Film

'Black Antenna' continues as Alpha and Beta try to evade capture and return home

Alice in Chains have offered up the fourth episode of their multi-part sci-fi horror film Black Antenna (click the following links to catch up on segments one, two and three); it comes paired with the Rainier Fog cut "Fly" and returns the viewer from the molecular level to find the movie's father/daughter alien duo, Alpha and Beta, in the cover of the big city. The two convene in a bar as they try to find shelter and allies, and the daughters asks if they can stay in the city. Alpha tells her that they don't belong there, and that he just wants to get home. Meanwhile "the preacher" pursuing them appears to take some kind of drug and convenes with the dad, revealing he's located him. The preacher reveals they're the ones who blew up his planet all those years ago, and proceeds to taunt him and call him scum.

The next day, Beta takes a trip outside of the duo's car in a motorcycle helmet, which freaks out her father. He rushes out of the vehicle they're sleeping in and drags her back inside, warning her that their kind cannot be outside. Angry at him for forcing her against her will, she accuses him of conceiving her out of pure selfishness, and tears the tinfoil protecting the car's interior away. The episode ends with the father telling him they need to stay safe, or else they'll be hunted down and killed. In order to do so, he says it's going to cost money, and the episode cuts to a shot of her on the street prostituting herself before someone comes and picks her up. 

The film's sociopolitical implications on current U.S. society are no coincidence. Director Adam Mason told SyFy of the movie, "It was really a combination of the homeless problem in Los Angeles and what's happening with immigration in the past few years that set my mind whirring." Despite these parallels with modern-day American culture, Mason states, "It's not really a political movie, it's just whenever I hear the term 'illegal alien' I immediately start to wonder if extraterrestrial aliens would be welcome here. And the answer is probably 'fuck no!'"