A super-intelligent, fast-talking creature, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed in 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 is a concerned family to do? Why, accept the alien meat from an airtight box, of course, and revel in the crude humor that accompanies this oddball.
They started doing their own funny writing and sketch comedy shows so as to put food on the table for their families. It all started with a live comedy show at a bar in Van Nuys, but their unique spin on live television is unique in that it takes you right into the center of the action – or as some might 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 head of an unsuspecting citizen. The”body” then starts to wander while also exploring strange, alternate worlds. In every episode, new characters are introduced and old characters we encounter from the show join the fun. It is like being a part of an all-star group of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There’s something for everyone here, people, from twists with major characters to humorous one-liners targeted at everyone.
I’ve seen some folks compare the ALF TV series to an Orphan Ship, which is obviously a humorous science fiction concept that has nothing to do with this production. However, that comparison would be somewhat misleading. The assumption of Orphan Ship was that an unknown boat crashed on earth and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded with no means of travel. In the ALF TV series, the ship landed on earth before being salvaged and later discovered 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.
This crew of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of this series, combating the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season 1 featured a few diverse characters than have been featured in every subsequent season.
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 with the same effects and special effects as regular films, which makes it feel like a legitimate science fiction program.
As well as featuring a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also features some of the best actors from television now. Two of the main characters, Jay and Paul, are played by the incredible Kevin Pollack and Brian Price. They have superb roles as the two chief characters, as well as memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis. These great celebrities easily steal the show, as each character is brilliantly portrayed.
As you can see, there is an excellent chance that you might enjoy the ALF television show highest. When you haven’t seen the first season, you may want to catch up on it as soon as possible. The first episodes feature some terrific twists and turns that fans will surely be talking about for years to come.