Why Are "Avatar" Aliens Blue? Director James Cameron Explains! 

It's a head-scratching question that deserves an answer -- why are the aliens in "Avatar" blue? Thanks to MTV and their "Avatar" Q & A, we now know why.

One online fan named Sarah T asked, "Jim, what inspired you to make the Na'vi blue?" To which, the director of such classics as "Titanic" and "Aliens" said, "We wanted to say that there was an otherness, an alien-ness to them. But we wanted to keep them human enough that we could understand their emotions. So, they were going to have two eyes, and they were going to have a mouth."

But it's all about the blue versus green argument. "So, we were down to blue and green basically — and green had been taken by all those Martian movies with the little green men," he remembered of his reasoning. "So, we have big blue women, not little green men."

"Otherness," "alien-ness," I am reserving my judgment until I see the film this coming Thursday, I'm so excited! I will let you know my thoughts on the film immediately, of course.

For now, visit MTV to read the full Q & A chat on "Avatar," and take a look at the cable channel's "Avatar" special.

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