Alien Nation: Dark Horizon

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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon
Genre Science Fiction
Distributed by Fox Network
Created by Kenneth Johnson
Directed by Kenneth Johnson
Produced by Diane Frolov
Kenneth Johnson
Ron Mitchell
Andrew Schneider
Written by Rockne S. O'Bannon
Diane Frolov
Andrew Schneider
Starring Gary Graham
Eric Pierpoint
Michele Scarabelli
Terri Treas
Music by David Kurtz
Cinematography Lloyd Ahern II
Editing by Alan C. Marks
David Strohmaier
Production company Foxstar Productions
Kenneth Johnson Productions
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Country United States
Language English
Original channel Fox
Release date October 25, 1994
Running time 90 min.

Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (original airdate: October 25, 1994) is a television movie made as a continuation of the Alien Nation television series. Produced by the Fox Network, Alien Nation lasted a single season, ending in 1990 with a cliffhanger series finale. Dark Horizon was written to be the season opener for the second season, but when the series was unexpectedly canceled and looked like it might never return to television, the plot was published as a book. Finally, four years later (after a change in management at Fox), Alien Nation: Dark Horizon appeared as a television movie to pick up where the television series left off.

Alien Nation: Dark Horizon was written by Andrew Schneider and Diane Frolov, and was directed by Kenneth Johnson.


In a recapitulation of the series cliffhanger, Alien Nation: Dark Horizon begins with Susan Francisco and her daughter Emily falling victim to a newly developed bacterial infection that was created by a group of human Purists to exterminate the Newcomer species. There is also a new sub-plot running parallel to this one, the story of Ahpossno, a Tenctonese Overseer who lands on Earth to find any surviving Tenctonese and bring them back into slavery. The idea of a signal sent into space by the surviving Overseers was explored in the Alien Nation episode Contact.

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All of the original cast returned from the television series for the television movie.

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