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Alien Nation 

In the near future, a human cop and his alien partner fight crime and discrimination in Los Angeles.

Creator:

Kenneth Johnson
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1990   1989  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Graham ...  Detective Matthew Sikes 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Eric Pierpoint ...  Detective George Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Michele Scarabelli ...  Susan Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Lauren Woodland ...  Emily Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Sean Six Sean Six ...  Buck Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Terri Treas ...  Cathy Frankel 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Jeffrey Marcus ...  Albert Einstein 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Ron Fassler ...  Captain Bryon Grazer / ... 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Jeff Doucette ...  Burns 13 episodes, 1989-1990
Molly Morgan ...  Jill Molaskey 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ...  Sergeant Dobbs / ... 12 episodes, 1989-1990
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Storyline

A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These Tenctonese, or "Newcomers", have been assimilated (sort of) into the population of Los Angeles. One of them, George Francisco, is a police detective with a human partner, Matthew Sikes. George and Matt fight crime together, while learning to respect the other's culture, and question his own. They also fight prejudice, as personified by the Purists, and fear, in the form of the unseen Overseers, who seek to regain control over their slaves. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Captain Grazer's first name is spelled "Bryon". His full name can be seen in several episodes on the glass window in his office door. See more »

Quotes

Susan Francisco: Are you always this pissy when you're conducting an investigation?
Detective George Francisco: Susan, I believe "pissy" is a vulgar word.
Susan Francisco: Really? Gee, I hear it used all the time.
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Featured in Science Fiction: A Journey Into the Unknown (1994) See more »

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A great show, pure and simple
31 December 2000 | by lethalweaselSee all my reviews

One of the best sci-fi and/or buddy cop shows I've ever seen. Like all really good science fiction, it comes up with an utterly improbable premise (namely that an alien slave ship lands on Earth and the humanoid ex-slaves must integrate into human society) and proceeds to be completely real within that premise. Without fail, every single episode of this tragically short-lived series was, in turns, touching, humorous and compelling.

If you can find this show on the air, watch it, its well worth it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Nation See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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