The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Shiri Appleby ...  Liz Parker / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Jason Behr ...  Max Evans / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Katherine Heigl ...  Isabel Evans / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Majandra Delfino ...  Maria DeLuca / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Brendan Fehr ...  Michael Guerin / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Nick Wechsler ...  Kyle Valenti / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2002
William Sadler ...  Sheriff Jim Valenti / ... 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Colin Hanks ...  Alex Whitman / ... 45 episodes, 1999-2002
Emilie de Ravin ...  Tess Harding / ... 28 episodes, 2000-2002
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Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are some who are not there by choice. They are there to follow a destiny given to them by the members of their dying race, a race that they are someday destined to save. This is the background behind the WB series "Roswell". Max Evans, Isabel Evans and Michael Guerin are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts - gifts that are "not-of-this-earth". They are human/alien hybrids, sent here to complete their destiny. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, they will return to their home planet and save their race. Before a fateful day in 1999, the teens hid their gifts. The event that forever changed their lives was when Max healed Liz Parker (a classmate) after she was fatally shot in the stomach in a dispute between two customers at the restaurant where she waitresses. A close relationship then develops between Max and Liz. Central to the first season were the relationships between... Written by Ernest Kung <ernest.kung@alumni.usc.edu>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roswell High See more »

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Runtime:

| (61 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

All three of the lead actresses (Shiri Appleby, Katherine Heigl, and Majandra Delfino), have acted along side Erika Christensen on separate projects. Appleby in Swimfan (2002), Heigl in Wuthering Heights (2003), and Delfino in Traffic (2000). See more »

Goofs

Max and Isabel's Jeep is an automatic (they often drive away with both hands on the steering wheel), but the audio makes the Jeep sound like a standard stick. See more »

Quotes

Micheal: No. The bottom line Maxwell, I kill people. I kill people, you heal them.
[Maria walks over]
Micheal: You're good, and I'm bad.
Max: It's not true, Michael.
Micheal: Just get out of here.
Maria: What are you talking about?
Micheal: It's not safe.
Maria: It's never been safe. What difference does it make now?
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Crazy Credits

Starting with the third season opening credits, while most of the actors' names appear normally, those of the three playing the aliens (Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fehr) appear first in alien script, then morph into English, representing their rebirth from a previous alien life on Earth. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fringe: The Arrival (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Here with Me
(Theme)
Written by Dido (as D. Armstrong), Paul Statham (as P. Statham) and Pascal Gabriel (as P. Gabriel)
Performed by Dido
Album "No Angel"
Courtesy of Arista Records 1999
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One of the Best TV series, so buy it on DVD
23 June 2004 | by DarkTimesSee all my reviews

This show was one of the best on television and always struggled to stay on the air and that is crazy although not surprising. Unique shows like this do not fair well on television. It lasted 3 seasons and this first season was one of the greatest first seasons that any show could ever produce. People might have been turned off by too much sci-fi or romance, but i thought they did a great job of balancing the two and it is a shame not enough people watched this show. The chemistry between Behr and Appleby and Fehr and Delfino was just great. They are all great actors. The romeo and juliet aspect of the show was very unique and rare for this age of TV. I first saw this show in 99 i was 17 and could relate to the characters very well, alien part aside. This show can be enjoyed by people of any age or gender. I highly recommend buying this show on DVD even if you never seen it before its well worth it. People afraid of the sci-fi part should know the aliens are just like humans no green skin or big eyes. They just simply can do things normal humans cant. The first episode Max (behr) heals Liz (appleby) after she is shot and their lives are changed forever. They both fall in love from their and their problems also start because now the sheriff and FBI start to suspect something isn't right about Max.The alien part of the show is what causes a lot of problems that are impossible to have on other teenage dramas, which is why its unique. Katims who is the creator behind the show is just a genius. So again I highly recommend this DVD set. The second and third seasons will be out soon enough.


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