alien television

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Fringe - (2008-2013 television show) image

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When investigating unusual crimes, a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation agent is brought into a United States Department of Homeland Security task force that investigates such things.

It took a while to like it at all, but ultimately it was lacking an aggressively-pursued over-arching story arc. It was so damned episodic and boring. Also, the lead actor's constant grimace is incredibly disturbing.

I gave this a good long shot, and by the half-way point of season two, I just had to abandon it.

Roughnecks - Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999-2000) dvd

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190198/
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A military unit is sent on missions in a future where all of humanity is at war with alien insects.

The show is animated, and not "anime". As such, it has not held up well with time. The music is fantastic, though. Truly. However, its other high points do not make up for the visual issue I have.

While it doesn't do it for me, I would recommend this for fans of the movie or movie series who can also handle the visual style and jerky movement that to me is reminiscent of ReBoot (1994-09-10 to 2001-11-30 television show).

  • Properly titled Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
  • Ran from 1999-08-30 to 2000-04-03
  • Based on the book.
  • Based the movie Starship Troopers - (1997 movie), and is definitely not a sequel to it.



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Alien Nation (1989-1990) poster

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A buddy cop series, but with aliens, with overtones of very difficult social topics.

This is surprisingly good, either in addition to, or separate from, the movie. While I didn't particularly like the movie, this series is recommended. Anyone who liked the original movie[doesn't exist] should definitely continue the franchise with this series.

  • This continues from Alien Nation - (1988 movie), including a story arc.

    • I don't know what it is about the series, but it has left a much stronger positive impression than the film.



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