3 reasons you should watch the newest season of Resident Alien

3 reasons you should watch the newest season of Resident Alien

RESIDENT ALIEN -- "Girls' Night" Episode 203 -- Pictured in this screengrab: Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle -- (Photo by: SYFY)
RESIDENT ALIEN -- "Girls' Night" Episode 203 -- Pictured in this screengrab: Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle -- (Photo by: SYFY) /
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Resident Alien is officially back after nearly two years off the air. The franchise's last episode aired on Sept. 28, 2022, and hasn't been seen since. The writers and actors' strikes definitely had something to do with that, but now that those are long finished, the franchise can get back to entertaining its fans.

For those new to the show, Resident Alien is about an alien who crash lands on Earth in a small Colorado town, and the whacky hijinks that ensue upon his arrival. Though, while a comedy at heart, it is very serious at times and tackles a lot of issues like addiction, depression, adoption, and more. It's marvelously put together and features a cast of actors and actresses who deserve respect and far more opportunities after the series wraps.

So why should you watch this and prior seasons? Well, we have three reasons why.

1. A heavy tie in to Star Trek

You may not know this, but probably the director who's done more episodes of this show is none other than Tom Paris himself, Robert Duncan McNeill. He's done eight episodes so far and also serves as an executive producer on the franchise. He's not the only Trek alum, however, as George Takei also cameoed in a small but important role that is pretty significant to the plot.

2. Several Sci-Fi legends now make this show their home

If you're a fan of Star Trek, you're probably a fan of science fiction as a whole, and this show features several icons of the genre. The series lead, Alan Tudyk, famously appeared in Firefly and its follow-up film, Serenity. Terminator icon, Linda Hamilton, has a prominent role in the series and is just as ferocious as ever. Lea Thompson, who starred in Back to the Future, doesn't feature as an actress in any episode but does helm several episodes as a director.

3. A nice appetizer until Star Trek returns

Lastly, what else are you going to watch right now? There's no Star Trek on until April 4 when Star Trek: Discovery returns with two episodes, you might as well give this a go. Especially if you like witty, snappy writing with some seriously intense undertones.

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