Although Sikes stuck up for the young Newcomer, he is still unsure about them, even more so when a Newcomer, Cathy moves into the apartment next door. The movie is essentially a. In 1989, Fox adapted the film into a new television series, also called Alien Nation, for its burgeoning Fox Network. Timmons, Stan and Palmiotti, Jimmy (p). Tucker, James (p). Retaining the film's police drama format, the series stars Eric Pierpoint as George Francisco and Gary Graham as Matthew Sikes. George investigates the murder of the chief scientist at a company in which he is heavily invested. Reeves-Stevens, Judith and Garfield (March 1, 1993). [2], Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, began publishing a novel series in connection with the franchise starting in 1993. The death of a police officer during surgery raises questions about the hospital run by Sikes old school friend. However, the network suffered from financial shortage caused by lower-than-expected advertising income. "Alien Nation", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alien_Nation&oldid=972355785, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 August 2020, at 15:55. Many aspects of Newcomer culture are explored in the TV series, including childbirth, religion, family, history and longing for their home planet. As Susan and Buck campaign for Tenctonese suffrage, bombings and kidnappings are linked to the anti-Newcomer "Purist" organization. Alien Nation. There is also a new sub-plot running parallel to this one, the story of Ahpossno, a Tenctonese Overseer who lands on Earth to find any surviving Tenctonese and bring them back into slavery. Whilst he is away, a gang of thieves attack the station and kidnap Francisco’s wife Susan. Combining elements of science fiction and police drama elements, the film stars Mandy Patinkin as Sam "George" Francisco, a new Newcomer detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, and James Caan as Matthew Sykes, George's initially reluctant human partner. The youngest daughter, Emily attempts to go to her new school but is blocked by protesters on her first day. They resemble humans, but have certain anatomical differences (their erogenous zones are located on their backs and the males are the gender that deliver babies) and have been bred with greater physical strength and intelligence. Jill – (Molly Morgan) - A Human girl, Emily's friend, Detective George Francisco, (originally named "Sam Francisco" by the Human Immigration Authorities) the Newcomer detective, is played by, The TV series has a much lighter tone than the movie, with extensive subtle humor and wordplay, as well as building up the original buddy cop theme. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, and their bizarre relationship turns out to be the result of a slaveship medical experiment. Fox cancelled the series abruptly after one season, but continued the story in five TV movies. When Matthew and George met for the first time, he refused to be the Partner of a "Slag ", since his former partner, Sgt. However, Dark Horizon seems to retcon the end of the previous episode by having similar events taking place at the beginning of the episode which seems to be set 4 years later. Alien Nation: Dark Horizon was written by Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov, and was directed by Kenneth Johnson. In the TV series, she is unmarried and is of college age with a boyfriend. When Sikes comes back after being pronounced dead, he becomes obsessed with finding the Newcomer he believes healed him. [4] In 2015, it was reported that a remake of the series was again in the works, with Art Marcum and Matt Holloway writing the script.[5]. As a result, Fox executives cancelled all of their dramatic series for the 1990–1991 season. The idea of a signal sent into space by the surviving Overseers was explored in the Alien Nation episode "Contact". George worries about Susan's fidelity. The Day of Descent, the fifth anniversary of the Tenctonese's liberation from slavery with their ship's arrival on Earth, finds Francisco depressed. Alien Nation is a science fiction police procedural television series in the Alien Nation franchise.