Alien Nation: Season 1, Episode 0

Alien Nation (18 Sep. 1989)

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A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Six ...
Terri Treas ...
Albert Einstein (as Jeff Marcus)
William Frankfather ...
Purist Leader
Ketty Lester ...


A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of Los Angeles' newest immigrant population: extraterrestrials. Written by Keith Loh <>

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alien | futuristic | sequel | See All (3) »


Drama | Sci-Fi


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18 September 1989 (USA)  »

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The alien ship that lands is called the Gruza. "Gruza" is a Russian word that means "cargo". See more »


[a group of human Purists have are protesting the admission of a Newcomer student by blocking the school door]
Ms. Purist: They're unnatural. They've already taking too many jobs, our jobs! If we let her in here now, there'll be a hundred more next week.
Protestor: We don't want them mixing with our kids. Their quarantine wasn't long enough. The ACLU got them released too soon. How do we know they're really safe?
Ms. Purist: I say we run them back to Slagtown!
[Matt fires his gun and the crowd falls silent]
Matt: Why stop with running ...
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Followed by Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996) See more »

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Thank you SCI-FI channel...
27 December 1999 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

I have never forgiven FOX for cancelling this show (and Brisco County Jr, too!). This was one of the most original shows ever produced. Yes, I know it was based on the James Caan movie, but the TV series did so much more with the story and characters. I truly LOVED this show when it was on, and I was so bummed when it went off the air after only one season. I don't know what the FOX execs were thinking when they cancelled this, especially considering the popularity of the follow-up TV movies. I'm just glad the sci-fi channel shows it in reruns!

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