6.8/10
4,486
17 user 4 critic

Alien Nation 

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 ... See full summary »

Creator:

Kenneth Johnson
Reviews
Popularity
3,971 ( 815)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1990   1989  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An Overseer named Ahpossno comes to Earth to take the slaves, and all humans, back to the mothership.

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Alien Nation: Body and Soul (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sikes and Francisco are called in to a case when a mysterious young girl, who looks part Newcomer, part human, appears. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Alien Nation (1988)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In 1988, Earth makes the first contact with an alien civilization. In 1991, these aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after three years of quarantine.

Director: Graham Baker
Stars: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp
Alien Nation (TV Movie 1989)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving Newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Alien Nation: Millennium (TV Movie 1996)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It's December 1999 and as the end of the millennium approaches, people are attempting to find spiritual enlightenment. However, a few people want to skip all the work that entails. A holy ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Detectives Sikes and Francisco are presented with the mysterious death of an Eeno, Matt is stupefied to discover that George had rudely snubbed the case. He, like most Newcomers, ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Johnson
Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli
Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When an alien species comes to Earth bearing gifts for humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to discover and resist the newcomers' true designs.

Stars: Von Flores, Leni Parker, Anita La Selva
Odyssey 5 (2002–2004)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After witnessing the sudden implosion of Earth from orbit, a group of five Odyssey astronauts is sent five years back in time by an alien force to find the cause and prevent the disaster. A vast conspiracy stands in their way.

Stars: Peter Weller, Sebastian Roché, Christopher Gorham
Earth 2 (1994–1995)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing alien and human threats.

Stars: Debrah Farentino, Clancy Brown, Sullivan Walker
Space: Above and Beyond (TV Series 1995)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Earth is embroiled in a desperate war against alien invaders, and this series focuses on one squadron of Marine pilots involved in it.

Stars: Morgan Weisser, Kristen Cloke, Rodney Rowland
War of the Worlds (1988–1990)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Humanity must resume its war against the Martians when they revive after decades of hibernation following their defeat in the 1950s.

Stars: Jared Martin, Lynda Mason Green, Philip Akin
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gary Graham ...  Detective Matthew Sikes 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Eric Pierpoint ...  Detective George Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Michele Scarabelli ...  Susan Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Lauren Woodland ...  Emily Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Sean Six Sean Six ...  Buck Francisco 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Terri Treas ...  Cathy Frankel 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Jeffrey Marcus ...  Albert Einstein 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Ron Fassler ...  Captain Bryon Grazer / ... 21 episodes, 1989-1990
Jeff Doucette ...  Burns 13 episodes, 1989-1990
Molly Morgan ...  Jill Molaskey 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ...  Sergeant Dobbs / ... 12 episodes, 1989-1990
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Kathy Li

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spacecop L.A. See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brian Thompson (Peter Rabbit) is the only actor to appear in both Alien Nation (1988) and Alien Nation (1989). See more »

Quotes

Susan Francisco: Are you always this pissy when you're conducting an investigation?
Detective George Francisco: Susan, I believe "pissy" is a vulgar word.
Susan Francisco: Really? Gee, I hear it used all the time.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Buddy cop/sci-fi show
24 August 2016 | by horrorfan000See all my reviews

I was hugely disappointed when this was cancelled.Although looking back i cant say i'm particularly surprised given the network it aired on.FOX network has a long history of cancelling cool sci-fi shows without giving them a fair chance.Their biggest blunder of course being Firefly.You know their regretting that one especially.

I think i loved the buddy cop aspect of the show more than the sci-fi aspect.And that's coming from somewhat of a sci-fi/horror nerd.This was due to the great chemistry stars Gary Graham and Eric Peirpoint had with each other.Even if your not into sci-fi it works great as a cop show.Just with sci fi elements.Wish it had lasted longer than 1 season but at least we were treated to 4 follow up TV movies.Rarely does a 1 season cancelled show get that.In fact i can't think of any other.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed