A super-intelligent, fast-talking monster, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed in a Southern California garage. His ship is beyond repair; he is ugly, short, he’s got a nasty temper and he’s, well, fairly unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, accept the alien meat from an airtight box, of course, and enjoy 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 humor. 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 started with a live comedy show at a club in Van Nuys, but their distinctive take 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 from 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 series 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, folks, from twists with major characters to hilarious one-liners targeted at everyone.
I have seen some people 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 creation. However, that comparison could be somewhat misleading. The assumption of Orphan Ship was that an unknown boat crashed on a planet and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded without any means of travel. From the ALF TV series, the ship landed on earth 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.
This team of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of this series, battling the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season 1 featured a few diverse characters than have been featured in every 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 each episode. The majority of the content is written in a script and filmed with the same effects and special effects as regular movies, 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 greatest actors from television today. Two of the main characters, Jay and Paul, are played by the incredible Kevin Pollack and Brian Price. They have superb functions as both main characters, as well as memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis.
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 might choose to catch up on it as soon as possible. The initial episodes feature some terrific twists and turns which fans will surely be talking about for years to come.