Alien Nation (1989)

Season 2 Episode 3


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 02, 1996 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • This movie takes place in during the week of December 27th, 1999through January 1st, 2000.

    • Goof: Captain Bryon Grazier first name is spelled Bryan on his name plate on his desk, it is seen after Matt gives him his paper.

  • Quotes

    • (Alana gives Buck on orange off her tree)
      Alana: It takes them a while to ripen, Buck. To eat them too soon invites disappointment.
      Buck: I know, I do wanna learn your way, Alana. The right path.
      Alana: Patience is hard to muster, but it is the first step.
      Buck: It's just that… I don't know… Most of the time I feel like I don't belong on this planet.
      Alana: Oh, we make our own worlds. Cultivate patience, particularly with our human sisters and brothers. A desire for enlightenment isn't confined to Tenctonese souls.

    • (Susan has seen the newest credit card statement and how George has overspent)
      Susan: You know what it is, George, you've got PSM.
      George: No, no, no Susan, you mean PMS and males don't have that.
      Susan: PSM, Post Slave Mentality. You're constantly trying to make up for all the years when we had nothing. Johnny Cochran just did a whole week of shows on it.

    • (George calls in for back up)
      George: We need a swat team, air support, every available unit.
      Dispatcher: You've got to be kidding. Do you know what is going on in this city?
      George: Now you listen to me, damn it, a lot of people may die. My son.
      Dispatcher: I'd come help you myself, 52. We haven't even got a boy scout available. Sorry guys but your on your own.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Named Newcomers in this Episode:

      Felix Navidad: Is a play on the words Feliz Navidad which is a Spanish phrase meaning Happy Nativity and is often used in place of Merry Christmas. It is also a Christmas song written by José Feliciano in 1970.

      Polly Wannakraker: It is a play on words for "Polly wanna cracker" which is a common saying to parrots. And is often used in training a parrot to speak. Marina Del Rey: Located in the city of Los Angeles, this marina is one of the largest man-made small boat harbors in the U.S. It has 19 marinas and a total capacity of 5,300 boats.

      Dr. Al Fresco: Alfresco usually refers being outdoors, taking place outdoors, dinning outdoors. Although never seen, he was named several times during this episode.