A super-intelligent, fast-talking creature, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed in a Southern California garage. His ship is beyond repair; he’s ugly, short, he has a nasty temper and he’s, well, pretty unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, accept the alien meat from an airtight box, of course, and revel in the crude comedy 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 in a bar in Van Nuys, but their unique take on live television is unique in that it takes you right into the middle of the action – or as some might say,” in the know.”
The premise of the ALF TV show is that a bald, middle-aged scientist, played by Baer, implants artificial intelligence from the mind of an unsuspecting citizen. The”body” then starts to ramble while also exploring strange, alternate worlds. In every episode, new characters are introduced and old characters we come across from the show join the fun. It’s 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 spins with major characters to humorous one-liners targeted at everyone.
I have seen some folks compare the ALF TV show to an Orphan Ship, which is of course a humorous science fiction concept that has nothing to do with this creation. However, that comparison would be somewhat misleading. The premise of Orphan Ship was that an unidentified ship crashed on earth 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 found to be owned by an eccentric billionaire (based on the novel Beneath the Fall by Stephen King). Thus, this wealthy but bizarre character started a company to mine for artifacts in various lost civilizations.
From the series, the character of Malory (Malorieff) is an archaeologist who works with a ragtag crew of scientists, politicians, thieves, and the like. She also appears to be the mom 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 this series, combating the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season 1 featured a few different characters than have been featured 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, 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 offers some of the best actors from television today. They have superb roles as the two main 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 is an excellent chance that you may enjoy the ALF television show highest. If you haven’t seen the first season, you might choose to catch up on it as soon as possible. The initial episodes feature some great twists and turns which fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.