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 Fran
|盖瑞·格拉汉姆 (Gary Graham)||饰||Detective Matthew Sikes|
|埃里克·皮尔波特 (Eric Pierpoint)||饰||Detective George Francisco|
|Michele Scarabelli||饰||Susan Francisco|
|Lauren Woodland||饰||Emily Francisco (credit only)|
|Sean Six||饰||Buck Francisco|
- 声音混合： Stereo
- 纵横比：1.33 : 1
|出品公司||Kenneth Johnson Productions (6 episodes,1989)|
|20th Century Fox Television (21 episodes,1989)|
|Fox Network (21 episodes,1989)|
- 布莱恩·汤普森 (Peter Rabbit) is the only actor to appear in both 异形帝国 (1988) and Alien Nation (1989).
- Growing pains during the Fox Network's first year resulted in a cash crunch that forced the cancellation of this series after its first season, despite a season-ending cliffhanger. The never-produced second season opener was adapted as a novel and a comic book, and the series itself was later revived as a series of TV movies beginning with 浴火重生 (1994).
- During the opening credits, we hear alien lyrics being sung: "E take nas naj...nah sus gah nilpa." This is actually the names of produces Kenneth Johnson's wife and daughter (Katie Johnson and Susan Appling Johnson) sung backwards. In fact, most of the alien language was, in fact, backwards English, which helped to keep gramatical rules intact. Other inspiration for the language came from Russian, as well as nonsensical and made-up words.