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 »


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

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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


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 <>

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi


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18 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The flashbacks to Sgt. William "Tuggs" Tuggles' death were clips from Alien Nation (1988) mixed with newly shot footage of Gary Graham in place of James Caan as Matt Sikes (spelled Sykes in the film). Roger Aaron Brown, who played Tuggs in the film, did not return for the series and only appears in archive footage. As such, Sikes and Tuggs are never seen on screen at the same time. See more »


[a group of human Purists have are protesting the admission of a Newcomer student by blocking the school door]
Ms. Purist: They're unnatural. They've already taking too many jobs, our jobs! If we let her in here now, there'll be a hundred more next week.
Protestor: We don't want them mixing with our kids. Their quarantine wasn't long enough. The ACLU got them released too soon. How do we know they're really safe?
Ms. Purist: I say we run them back to Slagtown!
[Matt fires his gun and the crowd falls silent]
Matt: Why stop with running ...
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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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