A super-intelligent, fast-talking monster, 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’s, well, pretty unique. So what is a concerned family to do? Why, take the alien meat from an airtight box, of course, and enjoy 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 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 at a bar 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 show is that a bald, middle-aged scientist, played by Baer, implants artificial intelligence in the mind of an unsuspecting citizen. The”body” then begins to ramble while also exploring strange, alternate worlds. In each episode, new characters are introduced and old characters we encounter from the show join the fun. It is like being part of an all-star team of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There’s something for everyone here, folks, from spins with major characters to hilarious 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 creation. 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 without any way of travel. From the ALF TV series, the ship landed on ground 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 bizarre character started a company to mine for artifacts in various lost civilizations.
This team of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of the series, battling the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season one featured a few different characters than have been featured in every subsequent season.
So, if you like your science fiction tv 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 with the same effects and special effects as regular films, making it feel like a valid science fiction program.
In addition to incorporating a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also features some of the best actors from television today. They have superb roles as the two chief characters, as well as memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis.
As you can see, there is an excellent chance that you might enjoy the ALF television series premier. 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 great twists and turns which fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.