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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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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

The wedding scene was filmed on a bridge near Pasadena Ambassador College. Director Kenneth Johnson had used the same location for another wedding in The Incredible Hulk: Married (1978). This time, his wife Susan Lee Appling played the Priestess performing the ceremony. See more »

Goofs

When Ahpossno is getting ready to leave the spaceship, the commander erases his Overseer tattoo. But when he arrives on Earth and sees the homeless Newcomer, Ahpossno show his tattoo. 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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References Alien Nation: Green Eyes (1990) See more »

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An Excellent Sci Fi Film
18 April 2008 | by funky_cherry86See all my reviews

I just finished my dvds of Alien Nation Ultimate Movie Collection and Dark Horizon was a very good continuation of the popular series that got canceled in 1990.All of the original cast returned even though there were a few changes, five years had passed so scenes had to be re shot because old footage couldn't be used.

What made the film shine was the good buddy cop routine between Francisco and his human partner Sikes it was the basis for the show and the movie. Picking up right where the final episode Green Eyes left off the fate of the tenctonese race is put into danger when a ruthless overseer called Ahpossno (Patterson) has been sent to recover the 250,000 slaves that disappeared five years ago. Meanwhile Susan (Scarabelli), & Emily (Woodland), have been infected with a virus designed to kill the newcomer race there are some other issues to deal with in the movie.

Matt (Graham) had a falling out with George (Pierpoint) over his partner's promotion to detective 2 and his relationship with Cathy (Treas) is still having problems so he dates Lorraine Clark (Thompson). My favorite scenes were when Matt & George became friends again during a private moment in the hospital room where they sing a song to Susan who lays ill in her bed. Also after hearing some racist remarks from his human love interest he finally realizes that maybe a relationship with a tenctonese woman is possible.

for fans of sci- fi action Dark Horizon provides plenty of entertainment and thrills from beginning to end.


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