Alien Nation

Synopsis: A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilisation. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine but are victims of a new type of discrimination. When the first Newcomer police officer, Sam Francisco is assigned his new partner, he is given Matthew Sykes , a mildly racist veteran, the animosity between them soon gives way to respect as they investigate the Newcomer underworld, and especially Newcomer leader William Harcourt.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Graham Baker
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min


Oh, shit!

- What's happenin'?

- Hi there, sir. How are you?

Do you mind stepping out here for a second?

We got a bit of trouble.

(speaks alien language)

Tug... Oh, shit.


(machine-gun fre)

(running footsteps)

(shouts in alien language)

(siren approaches)

Whoa, whoa! Take it easy!

- Are you OK?

- I'm all right.

I'd better call this in.

Ow, my hand.

Are you all right?

God, I hate you.

Get outta here!

I don't need your goddamn help.

Take it easy, will ya?

(policeman) Except for the magazine,

it looks like a standard 12-gauge.

- So how come it went clean through the car?

- BRI sabot slugs. These puppies are nasty.

Tug might as well have been

hidin' behind a rosebush.

Heavy stuff for knocking off a minimarket.

An identical round was used in the shooting

of a Newcomer named Hubley two days ago.

- Yeah, but how come?

- Francisco, give me a hand. She won't budge.

Hey, listen. Do you think

there's a connection?


Up yours.

- (answer phone beeps)

- (woman) Hello, Daddy?

Dad, are you there?

Pick up the phone, please.

I really need to talk to you.

Daddy, why are you being so stubborn?

Can't you just forget about your

hassles with Mom? It's my wedding.

I mean, come on! You gotta be there.

I already worked it out with Tug.

Nothing is gonna stop him from

dragging you to that church on Sunday.

It's at 2.30, and please don't be late.

I love you, Daddy.

I shouldn't have said that. Now you're

gonna pull this tape out and save it.

- Bye.

- (beep)

This is Mark Helfrey from the gas company,

Mr Sykes. Your bill is past due...


- Oh, Matt, I'm sorry, man.

- Yeah, thanks.

- What did you dig up?

- Jesus, Sykes, it's not even been ten hours.

Me and Alterez are on it, OK?

Yeah. That makes me real happy.

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Rockne S. O'Bannon

Rockne S. O'Bannon is an American television writer, screenwriter and producer. O'Bannon has created five original television series (Farscape, seaQuest, Defiance, Cult, and Alien Nation). O'Bannon made his writing debut selling spec material to NBC's Amazing Stories (1985) and CBS's The Twilight Zone (1985), but first garnered critical attention for his film Alien Nation (1988) and its subsequent spinoff television show. His next notable achievement was his original series seaQuest DSV (1993) which ran for three seasons. O'Bannon's most critically acclaimed success was the space epic Farscape on Syfy (1999–2003) which ran for four seasons and spun off into a mini-series, a comic book series, and a rumored film. Since Farscape, he's created the TV show Defiance (2013) and CW's Cult (2013), the miniseries The Triangle (2005), along with helping to write the Warehouse 13 (2009) pilot. He's also written and produced for Constantine, Revolution and V among others. O'Bannon prides himself on creating "shows that truly aren't like anything else" and pushing the boundaries of the science fiction genre. He's won multiple Saturn Awards (including best series for Farscape) and been nominated for other awards such as a Hugo Award and a WGA Award. more…

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