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

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Jason Katims
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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 ahmetkozan

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There's truth to every rumor.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roswell High See more »

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Runtime:

| (61 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

The "Twilight" books and subsequent movies, particularly the first entry, share quite a few plot similarities to "Roswell." So much so, that some have dubbed "Twilight" a "Roswell" rip-off. See more »

Goofs

Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers themselves someone they can look up too. 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 Coherence (2013) 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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Best show I've ever seen -- really
10 November 2002 | by powellaelvieSee all my reviews

Normally I do not get so pathetically obsessed with things, but what can I say -- Roswell was and is by far my favourite show ever made. It had angst without being too teen-y, it had passion, idealism and realism, and a compelling storyline. The setting was superb, the plots were for the most part perfect (I have to admit, Season 3 was a bit of a disappointment after Seasons 1 & 2, but not enough to make me stop watching), and the acting was great. A teen show like Dawson's Creek, or Buffy for that matter (I still can't understand why so many people like it -- ick), cannot hold a candle to Roswell. It's unfortunate that it had to end, but all good things usually do before their time.

As for the comment about Katims not being able to pull off sci-fi -- puh-lease. The best sci-fi is that which is realistic enough and embedded enough in everyday life that it is believable. The best thing Katims did was not make it tacky, as-if sci-fi.

There are shows from your past that you thought were sensational (as a kid or teen), and then see them as an adult and wonder, "What was I on?" But watching Roswell as an adult, I can honestly say that it will likely remain my favourite show for a long, long time, considering the kind of mindless crap coming out of Hollywood these days. I love the show so much that even I, a poor pharmacology grad student, made an effort to tape reruns of Season 1, had the foresight to tape Season 3 (even if it was sub-par for the show), and after the Space station here in Canada stopped the reruns, paid way too much for Season 2 on VCD, just so I can watch it whenever I want, whenever the current lineup on TV gets me down. I honestly think that if more of the population had an open mind to realistic sci-fi, and if Roswell had received more publicity (esp. considering how much is devoted to Buffy, an inferior show), the show could have went on much longer, and maybe Season 3 would have been up to par.

I HIGHLY recommend this show, for everyone.


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