John Birch Alf

A super-intelligent, fast-talking monster, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed at a Southern California garage. His ship is beyond repair; he’s ugly, short, he’s got a nasty temper and he is, well, fairly unique. So what’s a concerned family to do? Why, accept the alien meat out of 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 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 distinctive take on live television 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 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 every 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 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 targeted at everyone.

 

I’ve seen some folks compare the ALF TV show to an Orphan Ship, which is obviously a humorous science fiction concept that has nothing to do with this production. However, that comparison would be somewhat misleading. The assumption of Orphan Ship was that an unidentified ship crashed on earth 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 found to be possessed 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.

 

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 showcased in every subsequent season.

 

It features some very exciting story elements that keep you interested in what’s 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 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 greatest actors from television today. They have superb roles as both main characters, as well as 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’s an excellent chance that you might enjoy the ALF television series premier. If you haven’t seen the first season, you might choose to catch up on it whenever possible. The initial episodes feature some terrific twists and turns that fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.