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, pretty unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, accept the alien meat from an airtight box, of course, and enjoy the crude comedy that accompanies this oddball.
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 started with a live comedy show at a bar in Van Nuys, but their unique take on live tv is unique in that it takes you right into the center of the action – or as some may say,” in the know.”
The assumption 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 starts to ramble 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 is like being a part of an all-star team of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There is something for everyone here, folks, from twists with major characters to humorous one-liners aimed 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 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 way of travel. In the ALF TV series, the ship landed on ground 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 wealthy but eccentric character started a company to mine for artifacts in various cultures that were lost.
This team of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of this series, combating the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season one 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 using the very same effects and special effects as regular films, making it feel like a valid 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. Two of the main characters, Jay and Paul, are played by 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. 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 an excellent likelihood that you may enjoy the ALF television series premier. When you haven’t 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.