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Old December 13 2008, 10:54 PM   #20
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Re: Alien Nation fans?

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I would give the film the benefit of doubt on this matter. Although it is on species it would be like saying you really don't learn about Vulcans or Klingons from Spock ands Worf in the movies.
But that's more excusable because you had a whole prior series to explore their cultures in. In this case, the original Alien Nation film created this fascinating scenario -- aliens as the latest wave of immigrants in America -- and proceeded to do virtually nothing with it except to make a routine buddy-cop movie with a monster tacked on at the end. It was an exercise in wasted potential. The TV series embraced the potential that the movie squandered in favor of cliche.
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