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’s, well, pretty unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, take the alien meat out of an airtight box, of course, and revel in the crude humor that accompanies this oddball.
What really makes this series work is its witty writing and its ability to draw you in. 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 started doing their own funny writing and sketch comedy shows so as 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 unique take on live tv is unique in that it takes you right into the center of the action – or as some may say,” in the know.”
The premise of the ALF TV series is that a bald, middle-aged scientist, played by Baer, implants artificial intelligence in the mind of an unsuspecting citizen. The”body” then begins to ramble while also exploring strange, alternate worlds. In every episode, new characters are introduced and old characters we come across from the series join the fun. It’s like being a part of an all-star group of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There is something for everybody here, folks, from twists with major characters to hilarious one-liners aimed at everyone.
I have seen some people compare the ALF TV series to an Orphan Ship, which is obviously a humorous science fiction concept that has nothing to do with this creation. However, that comparison would be somewhat misleading. The premise of Orphan Ship was that an unknown boat crashed on earth and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded without any means of travel. From the ALF TV series, the boat landed on earth before being salvaged and later discovered to be owned by an eccentric billionaire (based on the novel Beneath the Fall by Stephen King). Thus, this rich but bizarre character started a company to mine for artifacts in various cultures that were lost.
This team of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of this series, combating the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season 1 featured a few different characters than have been showcased in each subsequent season.
So, if you like your science fiction tv shows just a little bit edgy, then the ALF TV series may be for you. It features some very exciting story elements that keep you interested in what is going on in every episode. The majority of the content is written in a script and filmed using the very same effects and special effects as regular movies, which makes it feel like a legitimate science fiction program.
As well as incorporating a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also offers some of the greatest actors from television today. They have superb roles as both chief characters, in addition to memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis.
As you can see, there’s an excellent likelihood that you might enjoy the ALF television series premier. When you have not seen the first season, you might choose to catch up on it whenever possible. The initial episodes feature some terrific twists and turns that fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.