Alien Nation (1989–1990)
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Alien Nation 

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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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 <loh@sfu.ca>

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18 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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

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[Susan had gone to Emily's school to withdraw her. While waiting for the principal, a black teacher stops to talk to her]
Teacher: Can I talk to you for a minute? I was just thinking when it used to be three kinds of restrooms.
Susan Francisco: Three?
Teacher: Men, women and colored.
Susan Francisco: Really?
Teacher: I'm old enough to have seen them. But things do change, they really do change if you want them to badly enough. I remember this old black woman, Miss Jane Pittman. She used to pass a particular water fountain every day: the white folks' ...
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Connections

Followed by Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995) See more »

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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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