Alf Wayne Schnagel

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 has a nasty temper and he is, well, fairly 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 comedy that accompanies this oddball.

 

What really makes this series work is its witty writing and its ability to draw you in. Produced 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 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 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 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 begins to wander while also exploring strange, alternate worlds. In every 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 group of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There’s something for everyone here, folks, from twists with major characters to humorous one-liners aimed at everyone.

 

I’ve 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 production. However, that comparison would be somewhat misleading. The premise of Orphan Ship was that an unknown ship crashed on a planet and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded with no means of travel. In the ALF TV series, the boat landed on earth before being salvaged and later discovered to be owned 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 series, the character of Malory (Malorieff) is an archaeologist who works with a ragtag crew of scientists, politicians, thieves, and such. This team 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.

 

It features some very exciting story elements that keep you interested in what is going on in every 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.

 

In addition to incorporating 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, in addition to memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis. The supporting cast is also fantastic, including the likes of Kate Beckinsale, John Hartley, Craig Bierko, and Dexter Darden.

 

As you can see, there is a good likelihood that you may enjoy the ALF television series premier. If you have not 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 that fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.