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Extraterrestrial Live-Action Series

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People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (219 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.8
Taken (2002)
Prepare to be Taken... Taken is a sweeping sci-fi adventure that weaves together the story of three families over three generations and their crucial roles in the history of alien abductions. Set against the backdrop of actual history and UFO lore, Taken creates a powerfully emotional and evocative tale of mankind's encounters with extraterrestrials.
An alien lands on Earth, its mission is to find one of its own kind who is attempting to turn Earth into a planet where he and his race can live and breath without having to make themselves look human. The fact that this will kill all life on Earth doesn't really matter to him. Can Ethaniel and his human friend, Laura, find others who will, and can help them prevent this from happening?
Explore a hypothetical scenario of human's first-contact with alien intelligence. Scientists hypothesize how an encounter might unfold, what technologies might enable our communication and the possible nature of their intentions.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 4.7
Set in the near future, Endlings is an action adventure series that tells the story of four foster kids who encounter an alien being that travels the galaxy collecting the last animal of any species before they become extinct. After saving the final elephant, an accident causes the alien ship to crash into the foster kids' farm. Now its up to Johnny, Tabby, Finn and Julia to fix the alien's ship and get it and its invaluable cargo off of Earth before government agents find and capture them all.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8
Spides (2020)
Spides is about young Nora from Berlin, who wakes up from a coma after taking a new party drug and can no longer remember anything. When investigators Nique Navar and David Leonhart find out that numerous teenagers have disappeared as part of the spread of the party drug "Bliss", Nora begins to investigate. She uncovers an uncanny conspiracy: Aliens use the drug to use the bodies of their victims as hosts. Nora becomes increasingly involved in the incredible incidents and realizes that she herself is the key to the alien invasion she is trying to fight.
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0 IMDB Rating 6.4
Takes place 400 years after the human race has been exterminated by aliens. It follows Ezra, Abram, and Feena who have been revived by an alien faction for the purposes of restarting human civilization.

The group cultivates their relationship with the alien restorers while dealing with conflicts from those genocidal aliens which destroyed humanity.
People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Alien Nation (1989)
A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These Tenctonese, or "Newcomers", have been assimilated (sort of) into the population of Los Angeles. One of them, George Francisco, is a police detective with a human partner, Matthew Sikes. George and Matt fight crime together, while learning to respect the other's culture, and question his own. They also fight prejudice, as personified by the Purists, and fear, in the form of the unseen Overseers, who seek to regain control over their slaves.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 1 IMDB Rating 5.6
Follows Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past, along with Regan, one of the government's most valuable operatives who may be keeping secrets of her own, and McCarthy, an unhinged junkie and Hunter cell leader.. Flynn's search for his missing wife leads him to a secret government unit assembled to hunt a group of ruthless terrorists - shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.2
A U.S. satellite crash-lands near a small town in Utah, unleashing a deadly plague that kills virtually everyone except two survivors, who may provide clues to immunizing the population. As the military attempts to quarantine the area, a team of highly specialized scientists is assembled to find a cure and stop the spread of the alien pathogen, code-named Andromeda.
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5
In Edwardian England, George and his partner Amy attempt to defy society and start a life together as they face the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension.
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
20th century history as we know it is a lie. Aliens have been among us since the 1940s, but a government cover-up has prevented the public from knowing this. As the series progresses, we follow John Loengard and Kim Sayers as they attempt to thwart numerous plans of the alien Hive, most of which are tied to historical events and figures. In addition, the pair must stay one step ahead of a covert government agency, Majestic-12, tasked with fighting the aliens while maintaining the conspiracy of silence.
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.3
Debris (2021)
When mysterious wreckage starts falling from the sky, a secretive international agency is tasked with figuring out what it is, where it came from, and most importantly… what it can do. British agent Finola Jones and American agent Bryan Beneventi are partners who have very different styles – she's warm, intuitive and detail-oriented, and he's charming, confident and guarded.

But they have no choice but to trust each other as they track down the debris scattered across the Western Hemisphere. Each fragment has unpredictable, powerful and sometimes dangerous effects on the everyday people who find it. Every discovery is also a race against time, because shadowy outside forces seek these objects for nefarious purposes.
After returning to her hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers her teenage crush is an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect, but when a violent attack points to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him.
People who added this item 198 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Invasion (2005)
In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences, including luminescent creatures in the water and people that somehow seem to have changed after surviving the night of the disaster out in the open.
People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
When astronomers detect a transmission from another galaxy, it is definitive proof of intelligent extra-terrestrial life. The world’s population waits for further contact with bated breath. They do not have to wait long. Within days, mankind is all but wiped out by a devastating attack; pockets of humanity are left in an eerily deserted world. As aliens hunt and kill those left alive, the survivors ask a burning question – who are these attackers and why are they hell-bent on our destruction? Emotional, cinematic and rooted in character, it is a unique marriage of human drama and the best science fiction. This is a story of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances - but they are more than just victims in a brutal war. For, as we will come to realize, the aliens’ savage attack on earth is not arbitrary: its seeds are being sown before our very eyes.
People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
In this conspiratorial Sci-Fi thriller set some time after WWII and loosely based on the US government's real life Project Blue Book, Captain Michael Quinn and Dr. Allen Hynek are tasked by the US Air Force to investigate reports of UFOs and debunk them, or at least come up with rational explanations for them. While Quinn, a smooth and tough military type, doesn't care about anything other than doing the job he was given, at first, the more skeptical Hynek quickly becomes convinced that some kind of deadly conspiracy is afoot. Meanwhile, as Cold War paranoia spreads among the population, a charismatic blonde with an agenda of her own befriends Hynek's lonely wife.
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
The Whispers (2015)
A series of accidents occur around children, who all communicate with the same invisible and seemingly imaginary friend called Drill. They secretly play his "games" in return for rewards that Drill promises. Claire Bennigan, an FBI child specialist, investigates and finds connections not only between the different children's cases, including her own son, but also to her missing husband.
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
Earth is visited by an alien species that threatens humanity's existence. Events unfold in real time through the eyes of five ordinary people across the globe as they struggle to make sense of the chaos unraveling around them.
People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
Star-Crossed (2014)
Passion and politics threaten the peace and an epic romance ignites between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind (The Orion 9) are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they and hundreds of others landed on Earth and were immediately consigned to an internment camp where they’ve been imprisoned ever since.
People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.2
Set in the future, an anomaly from space appears in Earth's orbit and plants a stalk-like object into the ground. Humans attempt to determine what it is, why it's been placed there, and what's going to happen next, but it's taking too long to crack the code so they send a team into space to the source of the object to investigate further.
People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
An alien, who has crashed landed on earth on a mission to destroy humanity, assumes the identity of Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel, so he can remain undetected by the residents of Patience, CO while he searches the snow-covered Colorado Mountains for pieces of his ship. He learns "to be human" by watching Law and Order and mimicking the late, great Jerry Orbach. One day the sheriff of Patience, Mike "Big Black" Thompson and his deputy, Liv Baker, show up at his isolated cabin.
People who added this item 81 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Extant (2014)
An astronaut (Berry) returns home from a year long solo mission in space. She tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.
People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.4
The series begins less than a year after the arrival of aliens who occupy Earth. It follows the Bowmans and their extended family in Los Angeles. Their son, Charlie, was on a school sports trip and was separated from them when alien walls sectioned off part of the city. The father, Will Bowman, is a former FBI agent and retired Army Ranger who reluctantly joins the Redhats (humans collaborating with the aliens) and is tasked with tracking down members of the Resistance, after being threatened that he and his family would be sent to "the Factory" if he did not comply. Unbeknownst to Will, his wife, Katie, is an operative in the Resistance. She later reveals this, and they begin to trade information. Their son, Bram, discovers a way under the wall, and later joins a rival resistance group.
People who added this item 537 Average listal rating (353 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
V (2009)
Not all aliens are nice and cute like Yoda, ET or ALF. When a race of reptilian-like aliens arrives on Earth in disguise as humans, they show their good intentions, but they have a more sinister plan to conquer our planet and destroy all human race on Earth
People who added this item 149 Average listal rating (84 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
Defiance (2013)
Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan, the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world.
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People who added this item 337 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.2
Falling Skies (2011)
The series tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by several races of extraterrestrials that neutralizes the world's power grid and technology, quickly destroys the combined militaries of all the world's countries, and apparently kills over 90% of the human population within a few days. It's a chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.
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People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.5
The Expanse (2015)
Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller is given the assignment to find a missing young woman, Julie Mao. Joining his task is James Holden, former first officer of an ice freighter who is involved in an incident caused by the tense relationship between Earth, Mars and the Belt. Far from their struggles in space, United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala works to prevent war between Earth and Mars. Soon the three find out that the missing woman is connected to a vast conspiracy that threatens all humanity.
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People who added this item 2672 Average listal rating (1951 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
The X Files (1993)
`The truth is out there,' and FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien abductions and just about anything else paranormal.
People who added this item 895 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Roswell (1999)
In Roswell, New Mexico, a group of teenage alien/human hybrids attempt to survive as humans and hide their alien sides, while trying to learn more about their alien powers, as well as figuring out how to get home. Roswell intertwines romance and science fiction that always kept you guessing.
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.6
"This is Cyrron. One of six planets in the Mygar Federation. There was a prison break. 218 of the most violent criminals have disappeared into the city of Chicago. Finding them won't be easy - they're not human. Luckily for Earth, neither am I." 218 alien prisoners have escaped from their captivity from a prison in the Migar system. Their warden and guard, an alien named Daggun, followed them to Earth. While they occupied the bodies of humans, their pursuer was forced to create his body based on a model on an advertising billboard. Taking his name from the brand on the billboard, "Cole" was picked up by bar owner Mel, who took pity on him. Unlike the other aliens, since "Cole" didn't have a human body, he has no knowledge or memory of Earth, and is forced to learn everything from scratch. Despite these obstacles, and with Mel's help, Cole must locate and pursue the escaped prisoners, led by Dr. Zin, and drain the alien life forces from their human bodies and imprison the energy
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
In 1564 Nostradamus predicted the destruction of Earth in 3 terrifying waves. The First Wave is here! Cade Foster thought he had seen everything; then he learned of the secrets hidden within the quatrains of the ancient prophet Nostradamus, predictions of an alien invasion that would come in three waves and conquer the human race. The invaders would be known as the Gua, and their conquest was foretold.... Or was it? Cade, together with his allies Eddie, Joshua, Jordan, and the Resistance, wage an underground battle to protect Earth's future from the First Wave of the Gua invasion, and to seek out clues hidden in the ancient prophecies, clues that might mean the difference between survival and extinction for all humanity. Can disaster be averted? Can the future be rewritten? Can the Gua be stopped? For Cade Foster, surrender is not an option. He will either stop the Gua invasion or die trying.
A team of miltary and scientists discover that a hostile alien force is planning to turn Earth into a breeding farm. Another alien race, the echos, tried to warn the Earth about the aliens (ND's) during the Second World War. However, only one person listened and he went off with the Echo's. In the late 1990's a UFO is shot down with the returning man. Suddenly the small team is left to defend the Earth. However, the ND's had been poisioning the Earth for over 50 years and men are dying out while women could become hybrid creatures. Nothing seems able to stop the ND's.
People who added this item 83 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
Threshold (2005)
Threshold, from producers David Heyman, David Goyer, and Brannon Braga, and written by Bragi Schut, revolves around a female government contingency analyst who leads a team of scientists and military personnel who get in contact with a mysterious alien lifeform.
An alien arrives on earth with a mission: to learn to become human and find the one woman who can help save his species. Together they discover that in order to save his world, they must first save ours.
People who added this item 175 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7
The Event (2010)
When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

Extraterrestrial, or Alien Sci-Fi is a form of Science Fiction focused around alien life. Whilst alien life is a relatively common aspect across science fiction, Extraterrestrial Sci-Fi instead focuses on it as a primary. Investigating the social and philosophical consequences of alien life on humanity.

There are a number of major themes alongside this broad style of sci-fi. There are "First Contact" settings where humanity discovers, or is discovered by an intelligent alien species for the first time. There are "Alien Invasion" settings where humanity is invaded and often genocided by an often technologically superior alien force (this one can bleed into Apocalyptic settings). There are "Alien Investigator" settings too where a Ufologist, or a team of Ufologist-types investigate potential alien activity, or are somehow connected up into a conspiracy where Alien life is concealed from the public. There is also the lesser "Xenofiction" setting, where the narrative takes place from an alien perspective.

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