Alien Nation (1989)

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Alien Nation (1989)

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"That was the scene in California's Mojave Desert five years ago - our historic first view of the Newcomers' ship. Theirs was a slave ship, carrying a quarter million beings bred to adapt and labour in any environment. But they'd washed ashore on Earth, with no way to get back to where they came from. And in the last five years, the Newcomers have become the latest addition to the population of Los Angeles... "

Gary Graham

Gary Graham

Detective Matt Sikes

Eric Pierpoint

Eric Pierpoint

Detective George Francisco

Terri Treas

Terri Treas

Cathy Frankel

Michele Scarabelli

Michele Scarabelli

Susan Francisco

Lauren Woodland

Lauren Woodland

Emily Francisco

Sean Six

Sean Six

Buck Francisco

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  • Aliens drop by and stay on earth because we are so good to homeless people and respect human rights.

    7.0
    The reason why I watched this show was that the attraction those huge bald heads caused on me, oh yeah and the fact that these aliens had several hearts and were much more powerful than humans.



    The aliens came one day and stayed forever, creating as usual xenophobia between the locals and the newcomers. The good thing is that everybody learns to get along and the aliens join our society in different ways. One of them, yeah, in the police department and the magical, criminal beating, murders solving, donuts eating intergalactic couple is created.



    Good show although I never knew how it ended.moreless
  • One of my all time favorites!

    10
    Alien Nation is one of my all time favorites. It really is a classic sci-fi, mainly for its universal story. Its about two cultures coming together, which means they sometimes clash but ultimately the world is a more interesting and creative place for it. Alien Nation also has some of the best written aliens on TV, probably due to them not being our opposite (emotionless robot people). All the characters on the show have heart and try to do the best they can with the talents and strengths they have. I would highly recommend the show to lovers of cop shows, buddy movies, and of course science fiction.moreless
  • Please help me!!

    9.8
    Sorry this isnt a review as such although I love this programme and I would love them to have made many more. Why does the last episode 'Green Eyes' finish on such a cliff hanger? All I have on my DVD is Kathy and Sikes rushing off to IT to see George. Have I missed something?? Does anyone know where I can find the five films that went after the series as I am having so much trouble trying to find them in the UK. I really love this programme and is so much more down to earth than star wars or star trek and really made me think a lot too.moreless
  • I watched the first series and it was great, I am looking forward to seeing the rest if the series but I am dificulty in getting it. If any one knows where drop me a line.moreless

    9.0
    It was an excellent series when it was first aired. The concept pf another species living on earth was cutting edge at the time. The first season was a bit slow to get started but once it progresed the story line was excellent.

    I was looking forward to the next season to see how it followers on. The concept of the aliens is great, humonoid but different. The question to see if Sykes and Saharh get together is still intreiging. The cast has grown with each episode and their interaction is getting better and better with each episode.

    I would recomend this series to any one that is looking for a new challanging sci-fi adventure.moreless
  • I loved this show! It's a bit dated now, but the themes of racism, xenophobia, slavery, and separatism are pretty timeless, unfortunately. Plus, I liked the cool bald spotted coneheads of our visitors.moreless

    7.8
    'Alien Nation' was a fun little science fiction series from the late eighties, derived from the big-screen movie of the same name. The premise (and introduction of just about every episode) was something to the effect that "Five years ago, an alien slave ship made an emergency landing in California's Mojave Desert; the 250,000 aliens (Newcomers) aboard have assimilated into human society, taking on roles from small-time criminality to big-time entrepreneurship." For lack of initiative, the writers made this into a basic cop-buddy show, paring up a human detective with a Newcomer, the first alien to have made detective grade. It starred Gary Graham (Matt Sikes) as the human cop, Eric Pierpoint (Sam 'George' Francisco) as the Newcomer cop; Michelle Scarabelli (Susan Francisco) as George's wife and advertising executive; Sean Six (Buck Francisco) as Susan and George's teenaged rebel son; and Terri Treas (Cathy Frankel) as Sike's Newcomer neighbor and sometimes love interest.



    Over the course of the short series and several TV movies that followed, Newcomer/human relationships and culture were explored, and the themes of racism, xenophobia, slavery, and separatism examined, often with a rather heavy hand. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the show, and its sometimes corny humor.moreless
  • WEIRD-LOOKING BALD-HEADED ALIENS RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS SCIFI CHANNEL REMAKES FILM, TELEVISION PROPERTY FROM THE LATE 1980S.

    Alien Nation, sour-milk drinking returning to TV

    Stop us if you've heard this before--a network is bringing back a popular 1980s sci-fi property about aliens coming to Earth for a modern-day remake. Last October, ABC unveiled its plans to revive V as a shiny, new series…

  • THE NEW YEAR GETS OFF TO A WATCHABLE START WITH A CLASSIC SITCOM, SOME SCIENCE-FICTION ACTION, AND A COUPLE OF EXCELLENT WESTERNS. RESOLVE YOURSELF TO SPEND 2006 IN FRONT OF THE TUBE!

    January 3, 2006, DVD Releases

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