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Alien Nation: Season 1 (1989-1990)



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A sci-fi cop series about an alien detective and his family trying to adapt to life in L.A. following the crash of their spaceship in the Mojave Desert. The Franciscos are among 250,000 stranded Newcomers from the planet Tencton, and the series explores racial themes as it charts their assimilation.


Eric Pierpoint
as George Francisco
Gary Graham
as Matthew Sikes
Michele Scarabelli
as Susan Francisco
Terri Traes
as Cathy Frankel
Sean Six
as Buck Francisco
Lauren Woodland
as Emily Francisco
James Greene
as Buck's Uncle
Joel Polis
as Windsor
Brian Thompson
as Peter Rabbit
Jenny Gago
as Det. Zepeda
Sam Anderson
as Tom Edison
Teddy Wilson
as Dr. Brennan
Terri Treas
as Cathy Frankel
Angela Bassett
as Renee Longstreet
Gilbert Lewis
as Theo Miles
A.D. Muyich
as Viktor Wendkos
William Frankfather
as Purist Leader
Jason Beghe
as Trenner
Jeff Marcus
as Albert Einstein
Henry Brown
as Jesse Parker
John Calvin
as Rick Parris
David Bowe
as Buster Keaton
Annabelle Gurwitch
as Marissa Meyers
Deborah Goodrich
as Virginia Hamm
Tom Byrd
as Bud Anderson
Tobin Bell
as Doctor of Death
David Opatoshu
as Paul Revere
Tim Scott
as Bratigan
William Shockley
as Nick Coletta
Ryan Cash
as Little Sikes
Patrick Johnston
as Isaac Newton
S.A. Griffin
as Marvin Gardens
Kim Braden
as Marilyn Houston
Steve Rankin
as Henry James
Will Bledsoe
as Dorian Grey
Terry Beaver
as Sgt. Baxley
Mitch Pileggi
as Jean Paul Sartre
Mark Joy
as Max Klay
Bill Kalmenson
as Ken Jester
Joan McMurtrey
as Victoria Fletcher
Charley Lang
as Kenny Dunstan
Beverly Leech
as Rita Allen-Poe
Ray Reinhardt
as Dr. Chris Pettit
Susan Gibney
as Harriet Beecher
Shannon Wilcox
as Charlotte Bronte
Cheryl Pollak
as Kirby Sikes
Armin Shimerman
as Cyril Roman
Katherine Justice
as Dr. Marcie Wright
Lamar Richards
as Dr. Lois Allen-Michele
Tom Dugan
as Silas Marner
Chuck Bennett
as Marcus Byer
Patricia Heaton
as Amanda Russle
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Critic Reviews for Alien Nation: Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

This metaphor for racial relations in the United States is about as subtle as having a spaceship crash-land on your head -- and about as much fun.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

You could argue that the lecture doesn't need to be delivered in such a heavy-handed way, but, looking at the headlines these days, it's clear the subject is timely.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

In spite of how I initially disliked the show, I found myself becoming more and more involved as I progressed through the episodes.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Spawned from the slightly less disappointing Graham Baker film of the same name, Alien Nation succeeds in taking everything that didn't work about the movie and straining it through the dodgy production values of late '80s TV.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Children might enjoy the show, and they certainly won't miss the points about bigotry that are hammered over the viewer's head.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

But despite that title and science-fiction aspirations, Alien Nation is mostly a routine humanoid in extraterrestrial clothing and a heavy-handed metaphor for earthly social injustice.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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