Here's a great little episode from The Twilight Zone that always satisfies, in a gruesome way of course. It's about an alien race, the Kanamits, who arrive on Earth promising peace and the use of their technology that would feed the world with limitless energy! What could go wrong?!
It stars Lloyd Bochner as Michael Chambers, Susan Cummings as Patty and Dungeon favorite Richard Kiel as the head Kanamit. Sounds pretty close to Cannibal!
One day, flying saucers are seen all around the world...
The head Kanamit speaks with the United Nations general council, addressing them through mental communication. He assures them that they are a peaceful race and are there to help the human race as they have done on other planets.
Does this look like someone that you could trust? Nine feet tall to boot.
He leaves with the council a book written in their language, supposedly containing all their technological secrets to share with the Earthlings.
Everyone gets behind it and the Kanamits are even offering to take Earthlings to their planet so that they can get free items from their gift shop!
Michael Chambers, a linguist, is given the task of translating the book along with Patty, his assistant, the general thinks something's fishy and wants to know what it says...
Finally, they have the title, To Serve Man... Hmmm.
The Kanamit agrees to take a lie detector test in front of the United Nations, and he passes with flying colors.
Another flight is scheduled and the people line up in droves to visit the aliens' home planet, billions of miles away.
The Kanamit weighs everyone in before the flight and when this hefty guy steps on the scales, the alien gets a big old smile on his face! Cracks me up.
Both Michael and Patty have signed up for the flight, they can't wait for the trip. But before she heads to the spaceship, she wants to do one last crack at the translation of the book's interior. Michael heads off to board the ship.
He's waiting for Patty to arrive but she's a little late...
She finally shows up and yells at Michael... It's a COOKBOOK!
Michael is caught on the stairs and the Kanamit closes the door on him!
And, they head off into deep space in their flying saucer, borrowed from EARTH vs. THE FLYING SAUCERS.
Michael is in his compartment where he throws his food on the floor, the Kanamit comes in and communicates to him that he needs to eat to keep up his weight!
Michael has a grim warning for us all, the Kanamits are on Earth to take you back to their planet, each and everyone of you!
Then he gobbles down his dinner, since there's no way out of this pickle! There you have it, whatever you do, do not trust aliens from outer space!!