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 has a nasty temper and he’s, well, fairly unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, take the alien meat from an airtight box, of course, and revel in the crude humor that accompanies this oddball.
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 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 from the mind 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 encounter from the series join the fun. It is like being a part of an all-star group 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 people compare the ALF TV series to an Orphan Ship, which is obviously 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 boat crashed on earth and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded without any way of travel. In 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 cultures that were lost.
From the series, 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 the series, battling the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season 1 featured a few different characters than have been showcased in each 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 very same effects and special effects as regular films, making it feel like a legitimate science fiction program.
As well as featuring a ragtag group of unlikely heroes, the ALF TV series also features some of the best actors from television now. They have superb functions as the two main characters, in addition to memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis.
As you can see, there’s a good likelihood that you may enjoy the ALF television show highest. When you have not seen the first season, you may choose 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.