With the background the picture resembles the source photo you posted on your original Revenge of Ro-Man blog. I like the addition of the flying saucer. I am very happy with the results. Rock you are a very open minded artist who can translate an idea into art and you are receptive to suggestions for tweaks and improvements. Thanks.
I just feel that if I'm being paid to do a job, I'd better give my employer everything he wants!
If this were your own picture, would you have left the background out?
Probably. I've always focused more on the subject than the surroundings.