A super-intelligent, fast-talking creature, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed at a Southern California garage. His ship is beyond repair; he’s ugly, short, he’s got 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.
What really makes this show work is its witty writing and its ability to draw you in. They both started doing their own humorous 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 club in Van Nuys, but their distinctive spin on live television is unique in that it takes you right into the middle of the action – or as some may say,” in the know.”
The premise of the ALF TV show 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 each episode, new characters are introduced and old characters we come across 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 is something for everybody here, people, from twists with major characters to humorous one-liners aimed at everyone.
I’ve 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 production. However, that comparison could be somewhat misleading. The premise 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 boat 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 cultures that were lost.
From the series, the character of Malory (Malorieff) is an archaeologist who works with a ragtag crew of scientists, politicians, thieves, and such. She also happens to be the mother of the main characters, Jay (Kenny Johnson), Paul (Scott Adsit), Dean (Kevin Pollack), and Simon (Glenn Hower). This crew of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of the series, battling 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 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 using the very same effects and special effects as regular films, making it feel like a valid science fiction program.
As well as incorporating a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also features some of the best actors from television today. Two of the main characters, Jay and Paul, are played with the incredible Kevin Pollack and Brian Price. They have superb functions as both chief characters, in addition to 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’s a good likelihood that you might enjoy the ALF television show highest. If you haven’t seen the first season, you might want to catch up on it as soon as possible. The first episodes feature some terrific twists and turns that fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.