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Alien Nation

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Alien Nation (1988) is a Buddy Cop movie with a Sitcom twist, written by Rockne S. O'Bannon (Farscape, seaQuest DSV, Defiance): the minority partner is a space alien, part of a ship of "Newcomers" who ended up on Earth when the slave ship they were being transported on crash-landed. After Det. Matthew Sykes' partner is killed in a shootout, he is partnered with Sam Francisco (whom he insists on calling "George"), the first Newcomer detective. While investigating the death of Sykes' partner, they uncover a dangerous Newcomer drug.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })The film was adapted into the 1989 TV series Alien Nation, which lasted for one season and five TV movies.As of 2015, a planned reboot of the film has been announced, but few details are known.No, it's not related to the Alien saga, even if it is from 20th Century Fox.
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Bizarre Alien Biology: Saltwater burns Newcomers, they also require any meats they consume to be raw, can get drunk on sour milk, require a member of their third sex to catalyze pregnancy, and have a nerve cluster under their arm that has the same effect on them as a Groin Attack.
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Balls of Steel
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Balls of Steel: Sykes groin-kicks an alien, who laughs it off. Later, George tells him that he'll get the result he was looking for by hitting an alien in the side of the torso. Sykes tries this out later, and it proves as effective as a groin shot. Inverted in one of the later TV movies - one of the alien overseers comes to Earth to locate their lost slaves and encounters a human. Police later notice that the human died due to massive repeated blows to the side of the torso - George realizes that it was by someone who was trying to subdue a human in the same manner as one would a Tenctonese and failing.
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Adaptive Ability
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Adaptive Ability: The Newcomers were a slave race bred to adapt to any environment; Earth is a tough one for them, though...
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Big Bad: William Harcourt.
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Alien Catnip
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Alien Catnip: The Newcomers get drunk on sour milk. Alcohol has no effect on them. The aliens' own narcotic in turn tastes like dish cleaner fluid to humans, and looks about the same.
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Alien Among Us
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Alien Among Us: The Tenctonese/Newcomers are refugees and slaves. In this case it was over 250,000 aliens, who form their own community in Los Angeles. Therefore the cultural misunderstandings went both ways, as humans learned to deal with odd Newcomer traditions.
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Bald of Awesome: Every Newcomer, even the females.
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