A super-intelligent, fast-talking creature, ALF (the Alien Life Form) crash-landed at a Southern California garage. His ship is beyond repair; he’s ugly, short, he has a nasty temper and he’s, well, pretty unique. So what is 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 started doing their own funny writing and sketch comedy shows in order to put food on the table for their families. It all began with a live comedy show at a club in Van Nuys, but their distinctive take on live tv 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 from 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 encounter from the show 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 spins with major characters to hilarious one-liners targeted at everyone.
I’ve 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 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 with no means of travel. From the ALF TV series, the ship landed on ground before being salvaged and later found 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 team of scientists, politicians, thieves, and such. She also happens to be the mom of the main characters, Jay (Kenny Johnson), Paul (Scott Adsit), Dean (Kevin Pollack), and Simon (Glenn Hower). 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.
So, if you like your science fiction television 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 every episode. The majority of the content is written in a script and filmed using the same effects and special effects as regular films, which makes it feel like a valid 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 the two main characters, as well as memorable supporting casts such as Maya Rudolph, Kaya Scodelario, and Michael Chiklis.
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 want to catch up on it as soon as possible. The first episodes feature some terrific twists and turns that fans will certainly be talking about for years to come.