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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994)

An Overseer named Ahpossno comes to Earth to take the slaves, and all humans, back to the mothership.


Kenneth Johnson


Rockne S. O'Bannon (characters), Diane Frolov | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Graham ... Det. Matthew Sikes
Eric Pierpoint ... George Francisco
Michele Scarabelli ... Susan Francisco
Terri Treas ... Cathy Frankel
Lauren Woodland ... Emily Francisco
Sean Six Sean Six ... Buck Francisco
Jeffrey Marcus ... Albert Einstein / Glenza (as Jeff Marcus)
Ron Fassler ... Capt. Bryon Grazer
Scott Patterson ... Ahpossno / Norman Conquest
Jenny Gago ... Detective Beatrice Zapeda
Michele Lamar Richards ... Dr. Lois Allen
Dana Andersen Dana Andersen ... May O'Naise / Okiana
Lee Bryant ... Phyllis Bryant
David Purdham ... Marc Guerin
Diane Cary ... Penny


Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "Newcomers" as they are known, who have settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the Newcomers were slaves, and the Overseers are now looking for them. They send Ahpossno to earth to locate the slaves to take them back to the ship. Written by Rob Hartill

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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Did You Know?


A commercial for New Menu foodstuffs, in which a Newcomer woman serves her young son Max a helping of uncooked beef, liver and chicken, is playing on one of the televisions in the electronics shop. This was a real commercial designed to promote Alien Nation (1989) which aired on Fox prior to the series' premiere on September 18, 1989. This is evidenced by the fact that "© 1989 Fox Broadcasting Co." appears on the bottom of the screen as the commercial ends. The promo initially obscured the Newcomers' alien status by not showing the woman's face and having her son Max wear a rain jacket hood. Furthermore, the prominent appearance of a cat was meant to suggest that the woman was in fact going to serve the uncooked meat to her pet rather than her son. The promo was previously shown in Alien Nation: Eyewitness News (1990). See more »


Cathy's spots are noticeably different from their appearance in Alien Nation. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US video release contains several very brief scenes not shown on its first release on Fox Television in the U.S. For example, there's a brief addition to the scene where Ahpossno boards his craft. After you see the trolly in LA go by following Ahpossno's departure from the mother ship, you see the delivery man buying the flowers, and showing hate for Newcomers. A scene shows Penny welcoming the Franciscos home after their hospitalizaion. See more »


References Home Alone (1990) See more »

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Dusty Alien Movie
17 May 2003 | by dromascaSee all my reviews

This TV series was made in the mid 90s, but looks much older. The overall story of the alien slaves reaching the sunny shores of California is a good idea and may offer premises for both social comment and good drama. Unfortunately acting is so conventional, costumes and effects so poor that less than ten years after production this movie looks like an oldie. Hard core fans of science fiction (like myself) better watch an old Star Trek. At least, this was the original. 5/10 on my personal scale.

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Release Date:

25 October 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Nation: Horizonte Perdido See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena Ambassador College

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1.33 : 1
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