Hello, I’m Andrew Barr, the National Post’s resident monsterologist. Since the dawn of time, man has wondered, “Are we alone in the universe?” If Hollywood is to be believed (and why shouldn’t it?) the answer is “no.” And it seems aliens don’t like us very much, either, and for some reason California tends to be a major part of their plans. Sure, sometimes the visitors are friendly — sometimes their ship breaks down and California just seems like a great place to stop for parts. But as Battle: Los Angeles and last year’s Skyline show, some space monsters just think California makes a great beachhead for their plans of global mayhem. But is California really the easy target these aliens think it is? Let’s examine some of the more interesting tactics space creatures have employed in their invasions and what role the Golden State played. WARNING: Spoilers.