Alf Episode Summary

A super-intelligent, fast-talking creature, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed at a Southern California garage. His ship is beyond repair; he is ugly, short, he has a nasty temper and he is, well, fairly unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, take the alien meat from an airtight box, of course, and revel in the crude humor that accompanies this oddball.

 

Produced by two guys that are friends, Matt Baer and Jason Hawes, the two teamed up in the early 1990s to create this oddball comedy. They both started doing their own funny writing and sketch comedy shows in order to put food on the table for their families. It all began with a live comedy show in a bar in Van Nuys, but their distinctive spin on live tv is unique in that it takes you right into the middle of the action – or as some may say,” in the know.”

 

The assumption of the ALF TV series is that a bald, middle-aged scientist, played by Baer, implants artificial intelligence from the mind of an unsuspecting citizen. The”body” then starts to wander while also exploring strange, alternate worlds. In each episode, new characters are introduced and old characters we come across from the series join the fun. It is like being part of an all-star group of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There’s something for everybody here, folks, from twists with major characters to humorous one-liners aimed at everyone.

 

I have seen some people compare the ALF TV show to an Orphan Ship, which is obviously a humorous science fiction concept that has nothing to do with this creation. However, that comparison could be somewhat misleading. The assumption of Orphan Ship was that an unknown ship crashed on a planet and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded without any way of travel. In the ALF TV series, the boat landed on ground before being salvaged and later found to be possessed by an eccentric billionaire (based on the novel Beneath the Fall by Stephen King). Thus, this rich but eccentric character started a company to mine for artifacts in various lost civilizations.

 

From the series, the character of Malory (Malorieff) is an archaeologist who works with a ragtag team of scientists, politicians, thieves, and the like. This team of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of the series, battling the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season one featured a few diverse characters than have been showcased in every subsequent season.

 

It features some very exciting story elements that keep you interested in what is going on in each episode. Most of the content is written in a script and filmed with the very same effects and special effects as regular movies, which makes it feel like a legitimate science fiction program.

 

In addition to incorporating a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also features some of the best actors from television now. They have superb functions as both main characters, as well as memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis. The supporting cast is also fantastic, featuring the likes of Kate Beckinsale, John Hartley, Craig Bierko, and Dexter Darden. These fantastic actors easily steal the show, as each character is brilliantly portrayed.

 

As you can see, there is a good likelihood that you might enjoy the ALF television series premier. When you haven’t seen the first season, you may want to catch up on it whenever possible. The initial episodes feature some great twists and turns that fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.