Werner Herzog's self-proclaimed "science-fiction fantasy" is a meticulously constructed fiction made from a combination of real-life footage repurposed in ways a conventional documentarian couldn't imagine and original scenes of cult favorite Brad Dourif delivering a monologue about the alien Diaspora that stranded him on Earth. "I come from another galaxy," says the "Andromedan," a nameless alien who looks remarkably like Dourif in a windbreaker, gray hair pulled into an unruly ponytail. "A blue one, way, way
beyond your world." Rarely has such an outlandish assertion seemed so eminently plausible. Standing in front of a desolate building that was once, he sa...