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Alien Nation is coming back

by Brad Trechak, posted Jul 1st 2009 1:11PM
Alien NationOrdinarily I do not do a fanboy squeal when I hear of an attempt at a science fiction program revamp of an old series, but this one has Battlestar Galactica potential. Tim Minear (Angel, Firefly) is taking on a remake of Alien Nation for Sci Fi or SyFy or whatever they're calling themselves.

The original television series on Fox was one of the cases where the spin-off actually exceeded the quality of the movie it was based on. The only mistake that was made was taking the show off the air after one year (although it did spawn a set of television movies).

Tim Minear is a good choice as showrunner since he's used to sci fi shows that rely on characterization. I have to give props to Sci Fi for this decision. Hopefully it will last longer than its predecessor and be leaps and bounds better than their attempted remake of Flash Gordon.

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Haaaa! I love Alien Nation. I have the series and tv-movies. Can't wait to see it back. Knock.

July 01 2009 at 5:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Jane Espenson actually must have known something about this when I asked her early last month about what sci-fi show should get the reboot treatment next. Either she was looking out for her friend Minear or she put out the idea :)


July 01 2009 at 4:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ok now to just get Nathan Fillion to star as Sykes, and its sure to be cancelled!!

July 01 2009 at 1:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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