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Resident Alien on SyFy
« on: February 06, 2021, 04:32:11 PM »

Starring Alan Tuydk as an alien who crash lands on Earth in the Colorado Mountains while on a mission

It starts out kind of grim, where he kills a vacationing doctor and assumes his form. He keeps to himself until the local sheriff calls him in to examine the body of a murder victim... the town doctor.

Now as the only doctor in a town that's cut off by weather for a good portion of the year, he has to interact with his fellow townspeople as the new doctor...

But, as to be expected, there are plot twists...

The 9 year old son of the town Mayor is one of the 1 in 1 million humans who can see his true alien form.

Oh, and did I mention that the whole time he's doing this he's searching the mountains for his lost payload... a device intended to trigger a human species extinction event...

It's actually turning out to be quite amusing.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 05:00:17 PM »

I watched the first episode, recorded the second. So far I enjoy it enough to actually watch the second one soon.

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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 05:07:13 PM »

If he doesn't have his little-green-man-card he needs to GTFO.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2021, 05:31:31 PM »

It's no leaf in the wind but it is better than most of the crap on tv.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2021, 07:23:29 PM »

I saw most of the episode at my parents house.  Looked pretty good.  I need to find out how I can watch it since I don't have cable. 

We also watched the first two episodes of Pacific.  That is pretty good also.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2021, 07:44:53 PM »

Looks like YT has ep 1 & 2 up

[FULL EPISODE 1] The Doctor Has Landed | Resident Alien | SYFY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHWX4jQkfdc

[FULL EPISODE 2] Alan Tudyk's First Day as an Alien Doctor | Resident Alien | SYFY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcWFmaMWXxA
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2021, 07:47:51 PM »

Thanks.  I also saw it on Amazon, but for $25 for the season.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2021, 09:30:48 PM »

I started to write a couple long-ish reviews, decided instead to just say I like it.  It's not the early seasons of TWD, but it's good enough.

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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2021, 09:59:29 PM »

"Whiskey is allowing me make smart rational decisions"  :rofl:
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2021, 11:25:57 PM »

My SciFi hating wife LIKES it!
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2021, 11:31:10 PM »

I'm liking it so far but I don't think it has staying power.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2021, 11:48:35 PM »

"Whiskey is allowing me make smart rational decisions"  :rofl:

My wife hates that it is true for me.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 12:24:49 AM »

Watched the first episode and enjoyed it for the most part.  Alan Tudyk can be a real hoot, and I think he was a good choice to play the alien.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2021, 08:03:46 AM »

I watched the first two episodes Friday night, and rewatched them again yesterday afternoon between projects.

I found myself liking it even more than I did on the first watching.

I think it does have staying power, given that SyFy isn't exactly a powerhouse for new programming.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2021, 09:44:46 AM »

"Whiskey is allowing me make smart rational decisions"  :rofl:

Yeah, I laughed out loud at that, too.

And when he propped up the snow shovel between the dead doctor's toes...
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2021, 10:01:32 AM »

May not have been alien, but I liked how he was trying to bowl.  "This is easy" and you see him overlaying graphical lines of where the ball will travel with formulas.  Then he actually tries to do it.   =D
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2021, 10:55:58 AM »

Watched the second episode on my laptop laying in bed.  Laugh-out-loud funny at times.  Really looking forward to the third.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2021, 07:08:40 PM »

We binge watched the first 3 episodes.  It's quirky enough that makes me want to watch more.  I laughed out loud a couple times as well.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2021, 10:50:38 PM »

This is a great show!

There is no one that could pull off that role other than Tudyk.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2021, 11:12:00 PM »

I just watched the first 2 episodes.  I like it.  Also saw that the SyFy channel has Rod Serling's Night Gallery and I watched the one with "The Funeral" and "The Nature of the Enemy."  Now looking for "The Tune in Dan's Cafe", although I've watched enough TV for tonight.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2021, 11:45:41 PM »

This thread convinced me to add it to my DVR library. I'll start watching as soon as I wrap up the last few episodes of this season's The Expanse.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2021, 02:38:00 AM »

Just binge watched the first three episodes.....

Seriously, I don't think they could have picked anyone better than Tudyk for this.  His performance is awesome.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2021, 06:47:01 AM »

How are you guys seeing the third episode? It's not on TV until tomorrow evening.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2021, 09:07:49 AM »

Episode 3 is available on syfy.com.

I liked the first episode, I'll continue watching it as I can.
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Re: Resident Alien on SyFy
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2021, 10:00:52 AM »

Well crap! Time to get my Resident Alien fix!
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