History Film / AlienNation

26th Nov '15 8:10:52 PM nombretomado
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* PunnyName: Most of the Newcomers, including George (whose human name officially was "[[SanFrancisco Sam Francisco]]"). Explained as the immigration authorities getting burned out assigning names to the Newcomers and resorting to a form of sarcastic humor.

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* PunnyName: Most of the Newcomers, including George (whose human name officially was "[[SanFrancisco "[[UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco Sam Francisco]]"). Explained as the immigration authorities getting burned out assigning names to the Newcomers and resorting to a form of sarcastic humor.
10th Nov '15 4:54:20 PM AnotherGuy
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** The Tectonese are puzzled by human behavior in this, in that they were welcome with open arms like no one in the Universe ever had, then treated like shit when they'd settled in.
28th Jun '15 9:05:50 AM BlackJAC
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* PunnyName: Most of the Newcomers, including George (whose human name officially was "Sam Francisco"). Explained as the immigration authorities getting burned out assigning names to the Newcomers and resorting to a form of sarcastic humor.

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* PunnyName: Most of the Newcomers, including George (whose human name officially was "Sam Francisco")."[[SanFrancisco Sam Francisco]]"). Explained as the immigration authorities getting burned out assigning names to the Newcomers and resorting to a form of sarcastic humor.
23rd Jun '15 11:38:02 AM GuyIncog
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* RevolversAreJustBetter: After nearly being killed when his 9 mm Beretta proves inadequate at stopping a drugged up Newcomer, Det. Sykes switches to a .454 Casul HandCannon.
16th Jun '15 7:33:05 AM FTD
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* NicknamingTheEnemy: Bigots refer to the Newcomers as "Slags".

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* NicknamingTheEnemy: Bigots refer to the Newcomers as "Slags". There's also "Spongeheads."
** Some Tentonese refer to humans as "Terts."
16th Jun '15 7:32:18 AM FTD
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** Obviously, some humans resent the Tentonese. Some of them are called Purists and untertake militant actions and political subterfuge against the aliens. But the Tenctonese also harbor FantasticRacism against the Eenos, a caste of waste extraction workers whom they consider a subspecies. Even on Earth, the Eenos continue to work in sewage processing.
16th Jun '15 7:30:02 AM FTD
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* InsectoidAliens: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with.]] In the pilot for the TV series, the Purists pull a hoax involving an insectoid alien in order to provoke fear and mistrust among the general population toward the Tenctonese. Later, a Tentonese fetus has insectoid characteristics, and it's remarked that "Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," implying an insectoid ancestry for the Tenctonese. Finally, Tenctonese mutants in one of the movies have an insect-like appearance and lifestyle.
26th Mar '15 5:02:44 PM shamblingdead2
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The film was adapted into the 1989 TV series ''Series/AlienNation'', which lasted for one season and five TV movies.

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The film was adapted into the 1989 TV series ''Series/AlienNation'', which lasted for one season and five TV movies.
movies.

As of 2015, a planned reboot of the film has been [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/03/26/alien-nation-movie-reboot-in-the-works announced]], but few details are known.
29th Jan '15 8:11:50 AM SirSapphire
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* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Although they look moderately similar to humans, Tenctonese cannot metabolize cooked protein, so most of their diet consists of raw animals.

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* HumanOutsideAlienInside: Although they look moderately similar to humans, Tenctonese cannot metabolize cooked protein, so most of their diet consists of raw animals.animals, they also have two "hearts" (not really hearts, but as close as they get to one).
26th Jan '15 10:43:28 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* InvisiblePresident: Averted; the film uses a clip of the "If not us, who? If not now, when?" quote from UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's second inaugural address to reference the legislation that recognized the aliens as refugees (and future citizens).
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