A group of aliens have come to Earth to learn about its population, customs, etc. To avoid detection, they have taken on human form which gives them human emotions, physical needs etc. The show derived much humour from the contrast between the outward appearance adopted by the aliens and his or her actual, internal nature.
Last Episode06x20 The Thing That Wouldn't Die (2) Aired: May. 22, 2001
As a result of the manner in which Dick settled his dispute with Liam, the group is ordered home. Of course, there are always loose ends to tie …
Series Fun Facts
- The character Dick Solomon was ranked #24 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue).
- John Lithgow's son, Ian Lithgow, played Dick Solomon's student Leon throughout the series.
- In scene breaks there often is an image of earth spinning, as seen from space. Just before the final credits it appears again--only now it's spinning backwards.