I've been a huge fan of Alien Nation since the movie came out back in 1988. Then when I heard they were making a TV series I was so excited. Debating during the 1989 - 90 TV season Alien Nation was met with praise and good ratings but unfortunately Fox was going through some finance troubles and axed all it's hour long dramas including Alien Nation. To the Alien Nation producers this was very unexpected as the ended season 1 on a cliffhanger expecting to get a season 2. The show built a strong fan base, and popular demand led to "Dark Horizon", the episode that would have begun the second season, being novelized and adapted as a comic book as well as spawning a series of novels. Four years later, after a change of management at Fox, the story of Alien Nation continued with five television movies (including all the original cast), picking up with the cliffhanger.
Here's a brief sysnopsis: A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These Tenctonese, or "Newcomers", have been assimilated (sort of) into the population of Los Angeles. One of them, George Francisco, is a police detective with a human partner, Matthew Sikes. George and Matt fight crime together, while learning to respect the other's culture, and question his own. They also fight prejudice, as personified by the Purists, and fear, in the form of the unseen Overseers, who seek to regain control over their slaves
With this podcast we will review each episode starting at the beginning. Will give you our thoughts on the episode and as much behind the scenes info we can find. Will also be reviewing the movie, novels and comic books.
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