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"Alien Nation" (1989) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1989-1990

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Alien Nation: Season 1: Episode 21 -- Matt and Cathy struggle with their romantic feelings for one another, while a plot to exterminate the Tenctonese race via a deadly bacteria unfolds.

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Writer:
Kenneth Johnson (developed for television by)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
18 September 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Great show See more (9 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 34)

Gary Graham ... Detective Matthew Sikes (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Eric Pierpoint ... Detective George Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Michele Scarabelli ... Susan Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Lauren Woodland ... Emily Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sean Six ... Buck Francisco (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Terri Treas ... Cathy Frankel (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Jeffrey Marcus ... Albert Einstein (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Ron Fassler ... Captain Bryon Grazer / ... (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Charles Howerton ... V.O. Opening Narration / ... (22 episodes, 1989-1990)

Jeff Doucette ... Burns (14 episodes, 1989-1990)

Molly Morgan ... Jill Molaskey (13 episodes, 1989-1990)

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Sergeant Dobbs / ... (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Series Directed by
John McPherson (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Harry Longstreet (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gwen Arner (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Carson (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stan Lathan (2 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Chehak (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Writing credits
Kenneth Johnson (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rockne S. O'Bannon (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Diane Frolov (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andrew Schneider (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steven Long Mitchell (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Craig W. Van Sickle (5 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Chehak (4 episodes, 1989-1990)

Series Produced by
Kenneth Johnson .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Art Seidel .... producer (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Chehak .... producer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mary Dick .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Diane Frolov .... co-producer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
David C. Johnson .... assistant associate producer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Andrew Schneider .... supervising producer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Mary Komatar .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Original Music by
Steve Dorff (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Larry Herbstritt (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
Roland 'Ozzie' Smith (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Film Editing by
Alan C. Marks (8 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Strohmaier (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephen Mark (3 episodes, 1989)
Richard E. Westover (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Casting by
Irene Cagen (21 episodes, 1989-1990)

Meg Liberman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Ira Diamond (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Sam Gross (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brienne Glyttov (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Michèle Burke .... key makeup artist (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
William Howard .... key hair stylist (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Richard Snell .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ken Diaz .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dianne Roberson .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1990)
Ellis Burman Jr. .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1990)
Edouard F. Henriques .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1990)
Steve LaPorte .... special makeup effects artist (4 episodes, 1989)
Lynne Brooks .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Management
John Liberti .... unit production manager (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Burt Bluestein .... unit production manager (3 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alice Blanchard .... second assistant director (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jason Saville .... dga trainee (12 episodes, 1989)
Ken Stringer .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 1989-1990)
Venita Ozols-Graham .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1990)
Carol Green .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1989)
Tom Connors .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
John Liberti .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Binkley .... property master (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Richard Dinieri .... property master (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Charles Bruce .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Erick Jolley .... commentary re-recordist (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Claude Riggins .... sound mixer (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Special Effects by
Burt Dalton .... special effects coordinator (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Rick Stratton .... special effects makeup (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Visual Effects by
R. Christopher Biggs .... 3D matte paintings and compositing (1 episode, 1989)
Hoyt Yeatman .... visual effects (1 episode, 1989)
 
Series Stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt coordinator (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Harrison .... key grip (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
George Stephenson .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
J. Michael Marlett .... gaffer / key gaffer (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
Tom Hayes .... key gaffer / gaffer (3 episodes, 1989)

Robert Reed Altman .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
John Earl Burnett .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jerry Herrin .... costume supervisor: men (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Diana Wilson .... costume supervisor: women (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ron S. Herbes .... first assistant picture editor (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ron South .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Music Department
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
James Burt .... music editor (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kenneth Johnson .... composer: theme music (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
David Kurtz .... composer: theme music (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
 
Series Transportation Department
Dean E. Mason .... transportation coordinator (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
James Nordberg .... transportation / driver (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gina August .... driver (11 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
Scott Mislan .... key set production assistant / key production assistant (22 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gale Anne Hurd .... consultant (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steven Long Mitchell .... executive story editor (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Craig W. Van Sickle .... executive story editor (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Don Winklebauer .... location manager (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Enid L. Kantor .... production coordinator (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Edward L. Jeffers .... location manager (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stephanie Shayne .... adr loop group (11 episodes, 1989-1990)
Judi Brown .... script supervisor (9 episodes, 1989-1990)

Steve M. Miliotti .... craft service (unknown episodes)
 

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60 min (22 episodes)
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Captain Grazer's first name is spelled "Bryon". His full name can be seen in several episodes on the glass window in his office door.See more »
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Great show, 13 March 2007
Author: exocrine from Ottawa

This is one of the better shows out there. It deals with racism in a really positive way and isn't "preachy" or "cuddly". There are a few problems (Why would people who dissolve in salt water choose to live in a coastal city like Los Angeles?) but those are easily overlooked.

The show is really well done and makes some great references to todays society. The new race has drug and alcohol addictions, faces discrimination both inside and outside their communities, and struggles to integrate itself into the human world.

One of the ongoing jokes in the series is the newcomer names. They never had names on the ship so they are assigned names by a human agency. A lot of them are comical, like "San Francisco" but some of them are politically incorrect, like calling a mentally challenged newcomer "Albert F---ing Einstein". The middle name was dropped for the series but the character remains.

I recommend it, it is a great show.

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