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Alien Nation 1988

  • Graham Baker
  • October 7, 1988
  • 91 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller
Prepare Yourself.
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.


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This is the movie that started the Alien Nation franchise, with a TV series, and another 5 movies. It's a cop, action, thriller movie - with aliens.

Alien Nation isn't as well known as many similar sci-fi series of the era - and this is the start of it all. Although this uses different actors than the subsequent series and movies, but it does have all the distinguishing traits for the follow-ons. Characters with depth, humanising of aliens, the examination of racism and bigotry in a way that is surprising for entertainment from this time.

And as such, for any sci-fi fan it should be on their watch list.

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