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 »

Writers:

Rockne S. O'Bannon (characters), Kenneth Johnson
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Graham ... Detective Matthew Sikes
Eric Pierpoint ... Detective George Francisco
Michele Scarabelli ... Susan Francisco
Lauren Woodland ... Emily Francisco
Sean Six Sean Six ... Buck Francisco
Terri Treas ... Cathy Frankel
Molly Morgan ... Jill Molaskey
Jeffrey Marcus ... Albert Einstein (as Jeff Marcus)
Jeff Doucette ... Burns
Ron Fassler ... Captain Bryon Grazer
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Sergeant Dobbs (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
L. Scott Caldwell ... Lyddie
Diane Cary ... Jill's Mother
William Frankfather ... Purist Leader
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester ... Teacher
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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[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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Alien Nation will never be out-of-date
18 June 2006 | by sandyjSee all my reviews

At least not until the real aliens arrive and set us straight about their culture and history. For now, we have to make do with the inspired creations of talented science fiction writers, actors and directors who produce such shows/movies as Alien Nation, Star Trek, 2001, a Space Oddessy,Close Encounters of the Third Kind, etc etc.

Alien Nation, the TV series and -to a lesser extent-the movie is one of those brilliant and creative attempts to look at a different culture in an intelligent and non-judgmental way, to find the truth in our collective dreams (and fears) about the future and the actual aliens we will one day encounter.


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