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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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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The best show ever made to combat racism
23 December 2000 | by (Rockville, MD) – See all my reviews

Alien Nation was the best show ever made that took people inside the ugly world of racism and helped combat it. The viewers could relate to Matthew Sikes, who was prejudice against the newcomers because they looked strange and were taking ``our'' jobs away from us. As Matt and the viewers got to know more about the newcomers, through George Francisco and his family, we began to love them and to realize how easily racism takes control of our emotions and that we must do everything we can to fight it in ourselves. The writers and producers did an excellent job of introducing us to a new culture that was fascinating and made us want to learn more. I would recommend the show to everyone; especially those who believe they have no prejudices.

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