I would much rather watch a TV special in which Sigourney Weaver revisits the aliens, but instead the BBC has documented the actress' return to Rwanda and her animal co-stars from Gorillas in the Mist. Wait, the aliens weren't real? And the gorillas were? Both had me fooled when I was a kid. No, actually I had a great appreciation for Mist for being, along with Project X, a rare movie that actually took apes seriously instead of making them play sports or featuring extra-large versions of them or, worst of all, creating fake versions with hokey sign-language translators.

Weaver earned her second Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Dian Fossey in Mist and she's been wanting to return to the location and to the animals for a long time, but she couldn't because of Rwanda's civil unrest over the years. Now, 18 years later, she was able to make the trip and include it in the documentary, which is primarily about the gorilla conservation program run by the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.

Animal Planet is running the one-hour doc, called Gorillas Revisited with Sigourney Weaver, on Sunday night.

categories Features, Cinematical