Alien Nation (1988)

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I dont remember this film in great detail, but the series is quite good, I still like to watch it on Sci-Fi in the UK.

The sequel films are TV movies based on the series, IIRC
 

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It has my kind of humour in it.
The sour milk thing is very funny.

But it is also a very realistic portrayal of what WOULD happen if Aliens really did come to Earth.
 

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true, like the racism that exists between humans would unfortunately be transferred to aliens...
 

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you have to think, that if humans can't see all other humans as equal, then there would definitely be some racism, I think.
 

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i agree with you there fahrbot, it's a really sad fact, we can't even treat each other as equal's, what hope does any aliens have...peachy
 

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I also like the names the Aliens were given.
You could really imagine the immigration officials running out of ideas and using 'San Francisco', 'Adolf Hitler' etc.

I also like "George" San Fransisco's family, even though they are Aliens, they are so American. It's a bit like 'Third Rock from the Sun' in that respect.
 

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It's been a while since I've seen this film, but from what I remember I liked it...:cool:

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This was on this morning at 4am so I got sort of stayed up to watch it. :D Great film!

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The film was excellent. I remember James Caan and Terrence Stamp put the makeup on to play the successful alien who was really the baddie. I think it was the first time that I noticed body prints/markings being used as alien characteristics. We have seen lots of that since in DS9 and B5.
 

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I didn't catch why the Tenctonese burn up in the Sea. Their bodies react with salt water somehow. Can anyone remember why? I just remember that threatening them with a trip to the beach was used a few times by criminal 'heavies', and once someone was murdered in his own swimming pool with a bag of NaCl.
 

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