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Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left 

A family of aliens flee their tyrannical home planet to come and live on Earth.




1994   1993  
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Lauren Hewett ...  X 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Silvia Seidel Silvia Seidel ...  Dovis 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Bruce Myles Bruce Myles ...  Father 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Jeffrey Walker ...  Qwrk 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Jan Friedl Jan Friedl ...  Mother 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Amanda Douge ...  Dovis 28 episodes, 1993-1994
Kellie Smythe Kellie Smythe ...  Jenny 27 episodes, 1993-1994
Che Broadbent Che Broadbent ...  Colin 26 episodes, 1993-1994
Tenley Gillmore Tenley Gillmore ...  Michelle Froggat / ... 23 episodes, 1993-1994
Paul Kelman Paul Kelman ...  Lox 20 episodes, 1993-1994
Katrina Lambert Katrina Lambert ...  Dallas / ... 19 episodes, 1993-1994
Bruce Spence ...  The Chief 18 episodes, 1993-1994
Sandy Gore ...  Hecla 14 episodes, 1993-1994
Kerry Armstrong ...  Officer Jady 13 episodes, 1993-1994


On planet Zyrgon on the other side of the galaxy, X's father manipulates the state lottery to win for the 27th time in a row. His twelve-year-old daughter X knows he will be severely punished and is determined to save her family from jail. Pursued by the law, the whole family set off into space, and halfway across the galaxy they turn left and land on an even stranger planet - Earth. Based on the award winning 1986 novel by Robin Klein.

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Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Amazing, refreshing, very fun series
26 March 2002 | by Matt BainSee all my reviews

This was one of my all-time favourite kid's shows, and it gave Australian TV exports a good name. The actual premise was genius, and the characters really did seem as though they were out-siders just trying to fit in on Earth. The universal themes like love, gratitude and truth being experienced for the first time were handled in a slightly too corny way, but in general, there was a variety of content, from drama to comedy. Good acting, good scripts and a refreshing idea. Why was there only one series?

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Australia | Germany



Release Date:

4 April 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A la mitad de la galaxia, a la izquierda See more »

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(28 episodes)


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