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So how much does that cover remind you of "Fantastic Planet"? You’d think something called Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection might contain the 1988 movie “Alien Nation.” It does not. For $36.99 you get the five TV-movie sequels to Fox’s 22-episode 1989-1990 “Alien Nation” TV series, namely: “Alien Nation: Dark Horizon” (1994), originally written as the show’s second-season opener, resolves the first-season finale’s cliffhanger and introduces a Tenctonese (Newcomer) slavedriver who arrives on Earth looking to round up his missing stock. It co-stars Scott Patterson, who went on to play Luke Danes on “Gilmore Girls.” “Alien Nation: Body and Soul” (1995) dealt with an evil Tenctonese scientist and what appeared to be a human/Tenctonese hybrid. It co-starred future “Sex and the City” regular Kristin Davis. “Alien Nation: Millennium” (1996) dealt with a mind-altering artifact behind a deadly Tenctonese cult. This one co-starred “Married With Children” icon David Faustino. “Alien Nation: The Enemy Within” (1996) focused on a group of Tenctonese called The Eenos, a little-known cannibalistic sub-species that took to living underground and away from humans when its members reached Earth. “Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy” (1997) was about Tenctonese sleeper-assassins programmed long before they reached Earth. This one was co-written by Rockne S. O’Bannon, who also wrote the original James Caan movie. Extras include a 25-minute “Alien Nation” reunion taped at producer-director Ken Johnson’s house last year, as well as commentaries by Johnson on all five movies.

Teensy bisexual Vietnamese-Texan teen-runaway turned Maxim model Thien Thanh Thi “Tila” Nguyen achieved her greatest fame late last year as star of A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila a very very “Bachelor”-like MTV reality in which Nguyen, using her stage name of “Tila Tequila,” sought her soulmate from among 32 young men and women. Its finale was MTV’s most watched series telecast ever. 6.2 million viewers. The fellow who won the contest for Tequila’s heart, one Bobby Banhart, apparently never saw Tequila after the show stopped taping. An entry from a MySpace blog alleged to be Banhart’s:
well everyone wants to know so here it is she never called me after the last show and no one would give me her number so pretty much I feel like and ass but we are not 2gather u cant have a realationship bye urself ya know so now you all know and sometimes no matter how bad you want things to work out they dont and theres nothing you can do i tryed… thank you all.
The finale in which Tequila chose Banhart (whose MySpace fansite identifies him as a college graduate) hit MTV Dec. 18. “A Shot At Love 2 With Tila Tequila” was announced by MTV on the channel’s New Year’s special less than two weeks later. It premieres one week from today.
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  • April 15, 2008, 1:34 a.m. CST

    SpongeBob and Monk

    by Aloy

    Guilty pleasures.

  • April 15, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST

    I have the Alien Nation collection

    by James Westfall

    One day I just out of the blue went Alien Nation crazy. I have no idea what sparked it. I went out and got the Alien Nation/Enemy Mine DVD ($10 for two cool sci-fi movies is made of win) and then bought this collection. I hadn't seen much of the series but I watched the Ultimate collection and was sadly underwhelmed.

  • April 15, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    MAD MEN really truly ownz.

    by nopix

    Just stick with it. In a way it's a slow burn. Before you know it, you're hooked. I am hoping it pulls off an awesome second season like DEXTER was able to do.

  • April 15, 2008, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Who, and I mean WHO gives a shit about Tila Tequila?

    by Playkins

    Seriously, why is that stupid chick even famous? Because she's small and asian? Because she's a fugly little bi-troll? I really, REALLY don't get it- on the level of Paris Hilton don't get it. I mean, at least Paris has an excuse because she comes from a global dynasty. Tila... is a clubbing whore who got a lot of hits on myspace? WTF?!?

  • April 15, 2008, 5:12 a.m. CST

    Well, the kids have to learn about Tek War sooner or later

    by photoboy

    I couldn't give a shit about Tila Tequila either, she's just another STD filled whore like Paris Hilton.

  • Bump! American South, The House of Venus Show 2.x is there something about the aicn demographic that you aren't telling us?

  • April 15, 2008, 6 a.m. CST

    "whose MySpace fansite identifies him as a college graduate"

    by tonagan

    It pays to carefully read these. Very funny.

  • April 15, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Hey, is Sifl and Olly ever coming out on DVD?

    by tonagan

    That Ollie Johnston obit made me think of it (seriously. Hey, at least I didn't say anything in that particular talkback.)

  • April 15, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    I am thoroughly enjoying Mad Men

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Started watching it on BBC4 recently and it's turning out to be pretty damn good stuff. I was a little leery at first of the whole 'Ha ha, look at the stupid old-fashioned people who don't know about sexism and lung cancer and whatnot' vibe, but as the show has gone on they've toned that down a bit and done a good job of developing the characters.<p>I highly recommend it to any fans of mature dramas like The Sopranos and Six Feet Under.

  • April 15, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Also, fuck me, Dexter is mint

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Dexter is rapidly becoming my favourite thing on the telly, and it's killing me that we're so horribly far behind here in England. I've seen the first five or six episodes of season one, but that add up above is for the season two box set! I may have to save my pennies and buy it on import.

  • April 15, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    James Westfall...

    by MisterE

    The Alien Nation Ultimate Movie Collection has a release date of April 15, 2008 (today), so it is doubtful that you have yet bought this set. The television series has been released as a set of DVDs named "Alien Nation - The Collector's Edition", so maybe that is what you are referring to?

  • April 15, 2008, 8:31 a.m. CST

    In that Alien Nation Movie, Faustino's character

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    had that dumb-ass goatee of his--yet, didn't they address in the show (or the movie) that the Tectonese couldn't grow facial hair? Petty I know, but I always admired the show for trying to maintain a mythos and continuity.

  • April 15, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Why is Mad Men first?

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    You don't even write anything about it!

  • April 15, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Does A&E plan on releasing the Andromeda

    by skimn

    DVD days after it airs on the network? The site still doesn't give an airdate, but its got to air during May sweeps. Aw, the hell with it anyway, it'll be a shitty, overblown remake that Wise captured pretty damn well in the original.

  • April 15, 2008, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Growing Pains and Who's the Boss

    by yanksno1

    Just give me those 2 complete series sets, pretty please with sugar on top? Why is that so hard to ask for. We get so many crappy series out first and for some reason they won't release these. I know the S1 sets didn't sell well, but those were the weakest seasons of both series. Come on, get with it!

  • April 15, 2008, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Do yourselves a favor and get to know Don Draper. Oh, and Roger Sterling.<P>JOOOAAANNN!!!

  • April 15, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    I guess even Tila Tequila has standards

    by jim

    Like Groucho not wanting to belong to any club that would have him as a member, Tila doesn't want to have anything to do with a guy who'd compete on a show where she is the prize.<p>His sad boy rant is the funniest thing I've read today. He's a college graduate? Can you now get a BA in illiteracy?

  • April 15, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Dexter is awesome

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    Enough said. O an I think ITs funy that teh guy who WON at Tia Tequila is suposed to be a collage gradumate but cant talk worf a crap!

  • April 15, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Chihuahua + Filipino hooker =

    by skimn

    Tila Tequila

  • April 15, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Birds of Prey

    by monorail77

    I've never even heard of this. It looks great.. Anyone seen it and care to comment?

  • April 15, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    You haven't seen BOP?

    by James_O'Nasty

    Well, it was on back in 2001/2002, it was kind of like a heightened senses Catwoman, stronger, faster... while Dinah Lance was somewhat psychic and a martial artist, while Oracle was hot and disabled. But then she walked and fought in the last few episodes and she did wear the Batgirl costume. It was okay, but why a DVD 7 years later??? <p> P.S. THERE ARE NO GAY FANBOYS!!! THEY HAVE MORE PRESSING MATTERS, LIKE CHOKING ON HOGS.

  • April 15, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Oh, Dinah's mom had the Canary Cry

    by James_O'Nasty

    and was a piece of ass!

  • April 15, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Birds of Prey's only redeeming qualities . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    were the TWO SECONDS of footage of BATMAN running down a hallway and Mark Hamill's cackling laugh over a shot of a stunt man in Joker make-up. Oh and Ashley Scott is SUPER HOT, but not hot enough for me to last an episode. That's about it.

  • April 15, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    I always say this about Birds of Prey...

    by tonagan

    Dina Meyer in a Batgirl costume.

  • April 15, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I want to congratulate Herc on a Buffy-free week.

    by ZeroCorpse

    Seriously. You proved you could do it. You actually went a week without posting anything having to do with Buffy, Whedon, or the cast of a Whedon show. I'm impressed, and thankful. <p> I'm equally thankful for the great Doctor Who talkbacks. Thanks, Herc. You came through for us. <p>

  • April 15, 2008, 3:09 p.m. CST

    A Buffy Question...

    by MisterE

    Thanks, ZeroCorpse, for reminding me that I have a question about Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Do I need to watch the Buffy theatrical movie before watching season one, or is there no real need?

  • April 15, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    A Buffy Answer...

    by redfang

    Not only is there no need to watch Buffy-the-movie first (unless you're a Kristy Swanson fan), it might even confuse you, since the mythology and monsters work slightly differently in the movie than in the series. That being said, Pee-Wee Herman's death scene is worth the price of rental.

  • April 15, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Birds of Prey had Harley Quinn...

    by schnorbis

    ...played by Mia Sara. I thought the show was pretty good.

  • April 15, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    A Buffy P.S....

    by redfang

    Season 1 shows promise, and is a must-see if you watch the series, but it's uneven. Season 2 is where it really catches fire. How long that fire lasts is a matter of debate.

  • April 15, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST


    by MisterE

    Redfang, thanks for the reply. I rented season one from my local Blockbuster a couple of days ago, but remembered that a movie had came out before the series began. I wasn't sure if I needed to watch the movie first.

  • April 15, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Birds of Prey

    by MGTHEDJ

    Ok, this will get confusing, but, the histories of the characters are based on the 1970's and 1980's parallel universe home of the Justice Society of America called Earth 2. DC used the "Crisis on Infinite Earths" storyline from 1985-86 to shut down those plotlines.<p>The show failed because people born after 1978 were raised on Frank Miller and Bruce Timm's versions of the characters, and were completely lost when it came to "Birds of Prey's" take on character relationships, bloodlines, and superpowers.-------later------m

  • April 15, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST


    by Prossor

    y u gotta be so madz. buncha fagits.

  • April 15, 2008, 4:28 p.m. CST

    YAY Alien Nation!!!!. Woo!

    by podkayne8

    Seriously, so excited! Thanks for letting us (or more to the point ME!) know about the Alien Nation collection. Been a huge fan for forever and the later movies are hard to come by! Awesome!!!

  • April 15, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Mad Men is so wonderful...

    by DanielKurland

    The characters have such rich, great monologues. Pete Campbell has one about how he pictures a wife shpould act, and it's a thing of art.

  • April 15, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Mad Men is the best TV drama post-Wire

    by wash

    And post-BSG second season.

  • April 15, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    MisterE RE: Alien Nation Ultimate Collection

    by James Westfall

    The Alien Nation Ultimate collection isn't new. I bought it either this past January or last December. Same box, same name (Ultimate Movie Collection) and same five made for TV movies.

  • April 15, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST

    The Alien Nation set...

    by Big Dan

    was previously a Best Buy exclusive only. It did come out last year.

  • April 15, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    James Westfall and Big Dan...

    by MisterE

    I stand corrected in respect to the Alien Nation TV Movie set. Sorry for doubting you, James.

  • April 15, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Season Finale of Human Giant tonight

    by INWOsuxRED

    Guest stars include but may not be limited to David Cross. I heard they aren't licking Herc's vagina, so he won't be posting a press release or anything. Now you know.

  • April 15, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST


    by James Westfall

    Don't be sorry for being wrong about when it came out - be sorry for me having bought it! Heh.

  • April 15, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by MisterE

    I bought it, too, but I'm a fan of the show. I pre-ordered from Amazon and received it today.<p> I think that I only saw the first two TV movies, and recall that they were very bad. The novelization of the second TV movie, "Body and Soul", is really good, though (it's written by Peter David, if you know who that is?).

  • April 16, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    What the hell is Birds of Prey?

    by samsquanch

    And when the shit is Heroes starting up again fuckers?

  • April 16, 2008, 2:52 a.m. CST

    I'm watching Dexter right now.

    by samsquanch

    It rules.

  • April 16, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Breaking Bad is also really fantastic...

    by DanielKurland

    I would love to see Bryan Cranston get an Emmy, but then that would mean anyone from Mad Men wouldn't be getting one. The scene where he realizes he needs to kill a man, and his continuous cycle of saying "I'm sorry" is great.

  • April 16, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Cannon Season 1

    by Meglos

    Sexiest DVD cover ever.

  • April 16, 2008, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I think I threw up a little...

    by Aitrus233

    when I saw the Stargate Infinity DVD.

  • April 16, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    X-Files: I Want To Believe

    by John L Raiser

    official title of new flick.

  • April 16, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Human Giant season finale fo reals?

    by turketron

    Dammit, I haven't seen any of the new season... off to the torrents I go. <p><p> I bought the season 1 dvd set, haven't got around to watching that either. Saw most of the episodes when they aired. HILARIOUS show.

  • April 17, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    had alien nation box set since x-mas

    by elvirasbuttboy

    I had the Alien Nation movie box set since Christmas. It originally was a Best Buy exclusive at the time.