Alien Nation (1989–1990)

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A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These ... See full summary »

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 Detective Matthew Sikes (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Detective George Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Susan Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Emily Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sean Six ...
 Buck Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terri Treas ...
 Cathy Frankel (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Albert Einstein (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Captain Bryon Grazer / ... (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Burns (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Jill Molaskey (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Sergeant Dobbs / ... (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
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A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These Tenctonese, or "Newcomers", have been assimilated (sort of) into the population of Los Angeles. One of them, George Francisco, is a police detective with a human partner, Matthew Sikes. George and Matt fight crime together, while learning to respect the other's culture, and question his own. They also fight prejudice, as personified by the Purists, and fear, in the form of the unseen Overseers, who seek to regain control over their slaves. Written by Kathy Li

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18 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Contrary to how the "Albert Einstein" character (played by Jeffrey Marcus) is continuously referred to during the series and later movies (as dim-witted/slow), he is actually full of very insightful, compassionate, curious and clever/witty moments throughout his time on screen and is arguably the most compelling and interesting character in the entire series. See more »

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Susan Francisco: Are you always this pissy when you're conducting an investigation?
Detective George Francisco: Susan, I believe "pissy" is a vulgar word.
Susan Francisco: Really? Gee, I hear it used all the time.
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Followed by Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995) See more »

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Good show, golden oldie, glad my parents made me (AKA forced me to) watch it.
23 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This deserves 15 out of 10. Man oh man....watching this show with my parents is so fun! Shame on the negative people! Great! GREAT SHOW. May it have a great remake like V's or BattleStars! Fun to watch, good characters, believable plots...maybe 'new' Hollywood should take notes. Seriously. The action is fun, it has good 'morals' for a show like this. It's what shows are supposed to be. It takes you out of reality and puts you in a world with a (fairly) deep plot, fun characters, good lessons, and cool fights! It's sort of like Miami Vice with aliens! The parts with the bad guys always baffles me. The bad guys that kept the people on the ship always tend to be smart and vicious yet human bad guys spout of pitiful remarks that tend to get them killed. Seems like they'd learn. lol, any way....if you haven't seen the show...Do! It's well worth your time and money!


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