About this title


A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These Tenctonese, or "Newcomers", have been assimilated (sort of) into the population of Los Angeles. One of them, George Francisco, is a police detective with a human partner, Matthew Sikes. George and Matt fight crime together, while learning to respect the other's culture, and question his own. They also fight prejudice, as personified by the Purists, and fear, in the form of the unseen Overseers, who seek to regain control over their slaves.

Country: United States

Type: scripted

Status: Ended

Language: English

Release Date: September 18, 1989

Also Known As: エイリアン・ネイション, Alien nation - ciudadanos del espacioНація прибульців, Lebkouni, Alien Nation, Alien nación, De mystiske fremmede, Lebkáči, Patrulla extraterrestre, Missão Alien, Чужая нация, Spacecop L.A. |  See more »


Company Credits

Production Co: 20th Century Fox Television, Kenneth Johnson Productions

CastSee full cast »

Bennett James
as Ralph Emerson
Tom Knickerbocker
as Judge Jules Kaiser
Jeffrey Marcus
as Albert Einstein
Susan Lavelle
as Newcomer Usher
Henry Stolow
as Challenger
Angela Bassett
as Renee Longstreet
Kerrigan Mahan
as Cameraman
Damon Gourdine
as Boy
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
as Yamato
Cheryl Pollak
as Kirby Sikes
Barry Del Sherman
as Executive
Gabe Witcher
as Lost Child
Darren Dalton
as Leonard
Faith Minton
as Bouncer
Chuck Bennett
as Marcus Byer

Seasons & Episodes

Season 1

1989 | 21 Episodes


Awards & NominationsSee full list »

Founder's Award 1990



Founder's Award

Primetime Emmy 1990



Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Makeup for a Series

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