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Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997)

Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving Newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed ... See full summary »

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Kenneth Johnson

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Rockne S. O'Bannon (characters), Kenneth Johnson (developer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Graham ... Detective Matt 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 (as Jeff Marcus)
Ron Fassler ... Captain Bryon Grazer
Jenny Gago ... Detective Beatrice Zapeda
Peggy McCay ... Avra
Tim DeZarn ... Leonard Guini (as Tim De Zarn)
Michael Mantell ... Larry
Robert Gossett ... Cummings
Jeff Allin ... Paul Bearer
Lane Smith ... Senator Silverthorne
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Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving Newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed dates back to the slave ship's resistance movement, the Udara, of which Susan was a part. Susan and George's lives are further disrupted when Buck enrolls in the police academy. Written by Michael Bennett <SpRiTe407@aol.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien Nation - Das Udara-Vermächtnis See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The long time President of the Alien Nation Appreciation Society, Pete Chambers, has a cameo role in this production as a vagrant named Cliff Hanger. It was a thank you from Kenneth Johnson for all his work. Chambers' face also appears on a wanted poster in Alien Nation: Millennium (1996). See more »

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Captain Grazer's name is spelled "Bryan" on his office door. It was spelled "Bryon" in Alien Nation. See more »

Connections

References Steamboat Willie (1928) See more »

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Finally the a chink in the alien's armor!
24 April 2004 | by HyperPupSee all my reviews

AlienNation was an excellent show that really went beyond just scifi images of aliens. I was to my memory the first sci-fi show where the culture of the aliens was just as important as the actual beings themselves. To this end, often they came up looking superior or more advanced then the humans they were now coexisting with. Having that come up continuously was kind of a turn off, but here is where we see the almost perfect and advanced veneer of the aliens peel away as we explore the darkest crevices of Tenctonese society and history. The Udara: a collective of Tenctonese slaves dedicated to destroying the "Overseers" at any cost resurface in the most controversial and frightening of fashions. This not only proves troublesome for the humans as the Udara are now connected to killings in Los Angeles but the sinister history of the Udara even reaches into heart of the Francisco family. Though the formula for the Udara is not anything new the insertion of this style of subterfuge into the increasingly perfect "new age" world of the Tenctonese and their long suffering status as alien flotsom was a master stroke. It was good to see that these perfect little aliens that fell to Earth and wanted all the humans to drop everything in order to make them feel loved, needed to clean up their own houses and affairs and reflect on the injustice and horror they put themselves through for once. This was AlienNation at its most mature state and its a shame it never lasted beyond the movies.


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