Alien Nation

1989, TV Show

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Tim Minear and SyFy Explore a New Alien Nation

Sci Fi Channel, which on July 6 will relaunch as SyFy, is developing a new take on the 1988 movie Alien Nation. Tim Minear (Angel, Firefly) will pen the series.

Previously adapted in 1989 as a short-lived Fox series (succeeded by five TV-movies), Alien Nation follows a human cop and his alien detective partner, against the backdrop of Earth's begrudging assimilation of ETs banished from their home world, where they served as slaves. The original film starred James Caan and Mandy Patinkin (sporting a prosthetic scalp).

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"It's genre mixed with procedural mixed with funny mixed with big, giant scary," Minear told ...  Read Full Article

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 5/7/1990

Season 1, Episode 23
As Newcomers -- fugitive slaves from the planet Tencton -- Detective George Francisco and his family face prejudice and intolerance as they struggle to assimilate to life on their adopted planet.

Paid | iTunes Aired: 5/7/1990

Season 1, Episode 23
Matt and Cathy struggle with their romantic feelings for one another, while a plot to exterminate the Tenctonese race via a deadly bacteria unfolds.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 4/30/1990

Season 1, Episode 22
Cathy is reunited with a friend from the Newcomer slave ship, but when he exhibits bizarre behavior and appears emotionally troubled, she attempts to intervene.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 4/9/1990

Season 1, Episode 21
George’s investment in a Tenctonese fabric company is jeopardized when one of the firm’s corporate executives meets with foul play.

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Tim Minear and SyFy Explore a New Alien Nation

Sci Fi Channel, which on July 6 will relaunch as SyFy, is developing a new take on the 1988 movie Alien Nation. Tim Minear (Angel, Firefly) will pen the series.

Previously adapted in 1989 as a short-lived Fox series (succeeded by five TV-movies), Alien Nation follows a human cop and his alien detective partner, against the backdrop of Earth's begrudging assimilation of ETs banished from their home world, where they served as slaves. The original film starred James Caan and Mandy Patinkin (sporting a prosthetic scalp).

Check out photos of the sexiest sci-fi stars

"It's genre mixed with procedural mixed with funny mixed with big, giant scary," Minear told ... read more

Extras Series Finale and Other Announced Releases

New releases announced today, January 13:Alien Nation - The Ultimate Movie Collection will be coming out April 15This American Life - Season 1 will be coming out January 29Extras - Extra Special Series Finale will be coming out February 26 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

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Premiered: 1989, on FOX
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Premise: 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.

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