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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.

Director:

Kenneth Johnson

Writers:

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

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When George and Matt are singing to Susan in the hospital, you can clearly see Matt trying to stifle a laugh several times. 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 »

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Features Alien Nation (1989) See more »

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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon was an "entertaining piece."
2 January 2006 | by MunecatristeSee all my reviews

This is the only Alien Nation made for t.v. movie that I believed has been released. I have it on VHS and I have played it so many times that there are lines running through it. I thought it was a very good follow up to the series (I was bummed when it was canceled)and I'm looking forward to the other movies being released, hopefully on DVD. The movie explained that although the slave ship had landed five years previously, slave over-seers were still looking for their "lost cargo." They sent an aggressive over-seer to scout out the location and hopefully retrieve some of the slaves. Needless to say, the survivors of the ship were not going willingly back to a life of servitude and humiliation. The movie was a entertaining piece.


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