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’s a concerned family to do? Why, accept the alien meat out of an airtight box, of course, and revel in the crude comedy that accompanies this oddball.
What really makes this show work is its witty writing and its ability to draw you in. Created 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 in order to put food on the table for their families. It all started 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 middle of the action – or as some may say,” in the know.”
The assumption 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 ramble 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’s like being part of an all-star team of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There’s something for everybody here, people, from spins with major characters to humorous one-liners aimed at everyone.
I’ve 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 could be somewhat misleading. The premise of Orphan Ship was that an unknown ship crashed on earth and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded with no way of travel. From the ALF TV series, the boat 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.
In the show, the character of Malory (Malorieff) is an archaeologist who works with a ragtag team of scientists, politicians, thieves, and the like. 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 each subsequent season.
So, if you like your science fiction television shows 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 same effects and special effects as regular films, which makes it feel like a legitimate science fiction program.
In addition to featuring a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also offers some of the best actors from television today. They have superb roles as the two chief characters, in addition to memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis. These fantastic 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. If you have not seen the first season, you might choose to catch up on it as soon as possible. The first episodes feature some great twists and turns which fans will surely be talking about for years to come.