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’s got a nasty temper and he is, well, fairly unique. So what is 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.
Created by two guys that are friends, Matt Baer and Jason Hawes, the two teamed up in the early 1990s to create this oddball humor. They both started doing their own humorous writing and sketch comedy shows in order 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 distinctive spin 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 assumption of the ALF TV show is that a bald, middle-aged scientist, played by Baer, implants artificial intelligence from the head 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 team of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There’s something for everybody here, folks, from spins with major characters to humorous one-liners aimed at everyone.
I have seen some folks compare the ALF TV series to an Orphan Ship, which is of course a humorous science fiction concept that has nothing to do with this production. However, that comparison would be somewhat misleading. The premise of Orphan Ship was that an unidentified boat crashed on a planet and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded without any 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 wealthy but eccentric character started a company to mine for artifacts in various lost civilizations.
From the show, the character of Malory (Malorieff) is an archaeologist who works with a ragtag team of scientists, politicians, thieves, and such. This team of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of the series, combating the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season 1 featured a few diverse characters than have been showcased in every subsequent season.
So, if you like your science fiction television 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 each episode. The majority of the content is written in a script and filmed with the same effects and special effects as regular movies, making it feel like a valid science fiction program.
In addition to featuring a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also offers some of the greatest actors from television today. Two of the main characters, Jay and Paul, are played with the Unbelievable Kevin Pollack and Brian Price. They have superb roles as both chief characters, as well as memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis. These great actors easily steal the show, as each character is brilliantly portrayed.
As you can see, there’s an excellent likelihood that you may enjoy the ALF television show highest. When you have not seen the first season, you might choose to catch up on it whenever possible. The initial episodes feature some great twists and turns which fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.