The Best Episodes of Alien Nation

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018

"That was the scene in California's Mojave Desert five years ago - our historic first view of the Newcomers' ship. Theirs was a slave ship, carrying a quarter million beings bred to adapt and labour in any environment. But they'd washed ashore on Earth, with no way to get back to where they came from. And in the last five years, the Newcomers have become the latest addition to the population of Los Angeles... "

Alien Nation: The TV Movie

#1 - Alien Nation: The TV Movie

Season 1 - Episode 1

When the Francisco family move into a rich suburban part of L.A., they get to experice hate and racism spread by the radical Purists.

star 7.64
45 votes
Writers: Kenneth Johnson
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The First Cigar

#2 - The First Cigar

Season 1 - Episode 6

George (Eric Pierpoint) accepts a loan from a Newcomer loan officer before discovering she is a drug czar

star 7.52
27 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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Fifteen with Wanda

#3 - Fifteen with Wanda

Season 1 - Episode 4

Sikes' (Gary Graham) daughter (Cheryl Pollak) visits, accompanied by her radical boyfriend (Wayne Pere), and Buck Francisco (Sean Six) faces expulsion from school. With Eric Pierpoint.

star 7.52
27 votes
Directors: Rob Bowman
Writers: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig Van Sickle
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Little Lost Lamb

#4 - Little Lost Lamb

Season 1 - Episode 3

Sikes and George (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) uncover a prostitution ring after a Newcomer prostitute, on the run from her pimp, is murdered in Sikes' apartment.

star 7.51
34 votes
Directors: Kevin Hooks
Writers: Diane Frolov
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Fountain of Youth

#5 - Fountain of Youth

Season 1 - Episode 2

Sikes and Francisco (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) investigate a doctor who is killing Newcomers to benefit human patients.

star 7.44
37 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Diane Frolov
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Night of the Screams

#6 - Night of the Screams

Season 1 - Episode 7

The method of a serial killer stalking Newcomers re-creates one of their most grisly legends.

star 7.29
24 votes
Directors: Gwen Arner
Writers: Tom Chehak
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The Game

#7 - The Game

Season 1 - Episode 10

George is confronted with his past as a slave on the spaceship, when it appears that an old Russian Roulette style game he was once forced to play has returned. Will George take revenge for his brother, who died being hit by a bolt of salt water while playing the game on the ship?

star 7.24
17 votes
Directors: David Carson
Writers: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig Van Sickle
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Eyewitness News

#8 - Eyewitness News

Season 1 - Episode 15

Sikes and George (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) trail a man (Hugh MacGuire) who is obsessed with a Tenctonese porn star (Deborah Goodrich).

star 7.22
14 votes
Writers: Charles S. Kaufman, Larry B. Williams
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Chains of Love

#9 - Chains of Love

Season 1 - Episode 11

George (Eric Pierpoint) goes under cover as a client at a computer-dating service for Newcomers to locate a female Newcomer killer.

star 7.15
13 votes
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
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Three to Tango

#10 - Three to Tango

Season 1 - Episode 9

George and Sikes (Eric Pierpoint, Gary Graham) search for a Purist radical who has been murdering special Newcomers.

star 7.10
20 votes
Directors: Stan Lathan
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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The Spirit of '95

#11 - The Spirit of '95

Season 1 - Episode 13

George and Sikes (Eric Pierpoint, Gary Graham) discover a Purist plot to sabotage an election while investigating the bombing of a Newcomer voter campaign office.

star 7.08
12 votes
Writers: Tom Chehak
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The Takeover

#12 - The Takeover

Season 1 - Episode 5

During heavy rioting, the precinct is near deserted & Sikes & Francisco must stop criminals who attempt to take the precinct over and raiding the evidence lockers for drugs, money and weaponry.

star 7.00
26 votes
Directors: Steve Dubin
Writers: Tom Chehak
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Generation to Generation

#13 - Generation to Generation

Season 1 - Episode 14

Sikes and George (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) follow the trail of a mysterious Tenctonese box which is deadly for those who fail to comprehend its powers.

star 7.00
14 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
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Gimmee, Gimmee

#14 - Gimmee, Gimmee

Season 1 - Episode 20

George (Eric Pierpoint) searches for the killer of a Newcomer corporate executive (David Selburg) who invented a durable synthetic fabric.

star 6.92
13 votes
Directors: David Carson
Writers: Andrew Schneider, Diane Frolov
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Contact

#15 - Contact

Season 1 - Episode 8

While investigating a famous doctor's murder, Sikes and George (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) discover he was attempting to contact a probe seeking the Newcomer slave ship.

star 6.89
19 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Joe Menosky
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The Red Room

#16 - The Red Room

Season 1 - Episode 12

Sikes and George (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) become involved in a federal search for a Newcomer who was programmed to kill while in the quarantine camps.

star 6.80
15 votes
Directors: Chuck Bowman
Writers: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig Van Sickle
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Real Men

#17 - Real Men

Season 1 - Episode 17

A violent confrontation with a drug suspect (A.D. Muylch) causes George (Eric Pierpoint) to give birth prematurely.

star 6.71
14 votes
Directors: John McPherson
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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Green Eyes

#18 - Green Eyes

Season 1 - Episode 22

While investigating a series of mysterious Newcomer deaths, Sikes and George (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) discover a plan to eliminate the Newcomer population with a lethal bacteria.

star 6.69
13 votes
Directors: Tom Chehak
Writers: Diane Frolov, Andrew Schneider
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The Touch

#19 - The Touch

Season 1 - Episode 21

Sikes and George (Gray Graham, Eric Pierpoint) uncover an overseer rejuvenation plot when they investigate the dramatic behavior change of a boy (Mitchell Allen, Jonathan Brandis) Cathy (Terri Treas) knew on the slaveship.

star 6.64
14 votes
Writers: Steve Mitchell, Craig Van Sickle
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Rebirth

#20 - Rebirth

Season 1 - Episode 19

Sikes (Gary Graham) vows to capture the Newcomer convenience store robber (Brian Thompson) who attacked him and left him near death

star 6.50
16 votes
Directors: Tom Chehak
Writers: Tom Chehak
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Crossing the Line

#21 - Crossing the Line

Season 1 - Episode 18

Sikes (Gary Graham) vows to capture a serial murderer who once eluded him when it appears he has killed again.

star 6.50
14 votes
Directors: Gwen Arner
Writers: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig Van Sickle
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Partners

#22 - Partners

Season 1 - Episode 16

Sikes (Gary Graham) attempts to prove George (Eric Pierpoint) innocent in a drug case as Susan (Michele Scarabelli) prepares to transfer the pod to her husband.

star 6.50
16 votes
Directors: Stan Lathan
Writers: David Garber, Bruce Kalish
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