It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese ... See full summary »
It's 1999, and as the end of the millenium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. But a few people want to skip all the work that entails, and a holy Tenktonese relic in the hands of a heretic is giving them a shortcut. But it's not quite as easily controlled as she says. Written by
While some real-world items are represented by something similar in the Portal "world", others are clearly not. The Portal is repeatedly explained as an illusory projection where everyone sees something different and has no "real" substance. The plank that Jennifer kicks off does not necessarily have a counterpart in this illusion, and having more experience, she could have learned to manipulate the illusions to her liking. See more »
Great addition to a great series which began with Kenneth Johnson's brilliant adaption of the theatrical movie to TV series format. The characters are believable, well-acted, and the entire concept thought-provoking and enlightening--as well as enjoyable. The "aliens-among-us" concept allowed talented screenwriters and cast to explore topics of current social interest and cause viewers to re-examine their own perspectives, values, and (even) prejudices in a constructive and non-threatening way.
I EAGERLY await the day when this--and the other "Alien Nation" TV movies that spun-off from the TV series--will be available to fans and collectors in a boxed, DVD format!! (Studio--please take note!)
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