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’s, well, fairly unique. So what is 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.
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 humorous writing and sketch comedy shows in order to put food on the table for their families. It all started with a live comedy show at a club 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 series is that a bald, middle-aged scientist, played by Baer, implants artificial intelligence from 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’s like being a part of an all-star group of Marvel comic book writers and TV producers! There is something for everyone here, people, from twists with major characters to hilarious one-liners targeted at everyone.
I have seen some people 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 could be somewhat misleading. The assumption of Orphan Ship was that an unknown ship crashed on a planet and hundreds of its passengers were left stranded without any means of travel. In the ALF TV series, the boat landed on earth before being salvaged and later discovered to be possessed 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 lost civilizations.
From the show, the character of Malory (Malorieff) is an archaeologist who works with a ragtag crew of scientists, politicians, thieves, and the like. This crew of misfits becomes the unlikely heroes of the series, combating the evils that threaten to overwhelm the world. Season one featured a few diverse 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. Most 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 legitimate science fiction program.
As well as 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 main characters, in addition to 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 have not seen the first season, you might choose to catch up on it as soon as possible. The first episodes feature some terrific twists and turns which fans will surely be talking about for years to come.