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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994)

Alien life form comes to Earth to rescue his enslaved race.

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Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They send Aponso to earth to locate the slaves ready for the aliens to pick them up. Written by Rob Hartill

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Alien Nation: Horizonte Perdido  »

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The wedding scene was filmed on a bridge near Pasadena Ambassador College. Director Kenneth Johnson had used the same location for another wedding in The Incredible Hulk: Married (1978). This time, his wife Susan Lee Appling played the Priestess performing the ceremony. See more »

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Followed by Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997) See more »

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Meh
10 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Alien Nation" was a TV show based on a movie that in turn had TV movies based on the TV show. Having seen this film, I thought it was just okay. It was weird how they sort of abandoned the plot about the virus killing the newcomers. I understand that this series is fairly popular. It just isn't for me. It's at least passable. It came off as kind of boring to me. It would be easy to dismiss this as just another easy analogy for racism. At the time of the film's release, the trope wasn't nearly as developed.

There are definitely good scenes. I especially like it when the characters talk about religion and God's plan. The newcomers themselves have their own beliefs about souls. They wonder if the aliens even have souls. There's certainly nothing about it in the Bible. I appreciate how it is pretty charming how the human character falls in love with the newcomer. It's interesting to see how they understand Earth culture and it isn't rushed like in most other movies. It's fine for what it is. **1/2


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