The BEST Episodes of Alien Nation
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 22, 2021
"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... "
#1 - The First Cigar
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 1989
George (Eric Pierpoint) accepts a loan from a Newcomer loan officer before discovering she is a drug czar
#2 - Fifteen with Wanda
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 1989
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.
#3 - The Game
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 20, 1989
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?
#4 - Night of the Screams
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 30, 1989
The method of a serial killer stalking Newcomers re-creates one of their most grisly legends.
#5 - Chains of Love
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 27, 1989
George (Eric Pierpoint) goes under cover as a client at a computer-dating service for Newcomers to locate a female Newcomer killer.
#6 - Three to Tango
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 1989
George and Sikes (Eric Pierpoint, Gary Graham) search for a Purist radical who has been murdering special Newcomers.
#7 - Alien Nation: The TV Movie
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1989
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.
#8 - Contact
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1989
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.
#9 - The Spirit of '95
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 1990
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.
#10 - Little Lost Lamb
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 1989
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.
#11 - Fountain of Youth
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1989
Sikes and Francisco (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) investigate a doctor who is killing Newcomers to benefit human patients.
#12 - Gimmee, Gimmee
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 9, 1990
George (Eric Pierpoint) searches for the killer of a Newcomer corporate executive (David Selburg) who invented a durable synthetic fabric.
#13 - Generation to Generation
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 29, 1990
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.
#14 - Green Eyes
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 7, 1990
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.
#15 - Real Men
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 19, 1990
A violent confrontation with a drug suspect (A.D. Muylch) causes George (Eric Pierpoint) to give birth prematurely.
#16 - The Touch
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Apr 30, 1990
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.
#17 - The Red Room
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 1989
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.
#18 - Crossing the Line
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 26, 1990
Sikes (Gary Graham) vows to capture a serial murderer who once eluded him when it appears he has killed again.
#19 - Partners
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 12, 1990
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.
#20 - Rebirth
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 12, 1990
Sikes (Gary Graham) vows to capture the Newcomer convenience store robber (Brian Thompson) who attacked him and left him near death
#21 - Eyewitness News
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 5, 1990
Sikes and George (Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint) trail a man (Hugh MacGuire) who is obsessed with a Tenctonese porn star (Deborah Goodrich).
#22 - The Takeover
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 1989
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.