Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 18, 1989
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
Genre

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Alien Nation (1989)

A bigoted human policeman in the L.A. of the future and his alien partner learn to live with each other's differences while attempting to solve a drug conspiracy hidden in the subculture of Los Angeles' newest immigrant population: extraterrestrials.

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TV Movie: The Udara Legacy Aired: Jul. 29, 1997

Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 2 seasons and 28 episodes air between 1989 and 1990.

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In July 2009, Syfy announced it would develop a remake of Alien Nation. Information on the new show can be found here.

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  • Growing pains during the Fox Network's first year resulted in a cash crunch that forced the cancellation of this series after its first season, despite a season-ending cliffhanger. The…
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    Growing pains during the Fox Network's first year resulted in a cash crunch that forced the cancellation of this series after its first season, despite a season-ending cliffhanger. The never-produced second season opener was adapted as a novel and a comic book, and the series itself was later revived as a series of TV movies beginning with Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994) (TV).
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  • Brian Thompson (Peter Rabbit) is the only actor to appear in both Alien Nation and Alien Nation (1989).
  • During the opening credits, we hear alien lyrics being sung: "E take nas naj...nah sus gah nilpa." This is actually the names of produces Kenneth Johnson's wife and daughter (Katie Johnson…
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    During the opening credits, we hear alien lyrics being sung: "E take nas naj...nah sus gah nilpa." This is actually the names of produces Kenneth Johnson's wife and daughter (Katie Johnson and Susan Appling Johnson) sung backwards. In fact, most of the alien language was, in fact, backwards English, which helped to keep gramatical rules intact. Other inspiration for the language came from Russian, as well as nonsensical and made-up words.
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