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EvilHomer - 2013-07-24

Hold on. The cats go to the surface for covert missions, yes? Well, how do they find their way back to their secret lair if none of them know where it is?

EvilHomer - 2013-07-24

Also, who are they going to play softball against, if they're the only members of their species on our planet, and they can't reveal themselves to humans?

Old_Zircon - 2013-07-24


chumbucket - 2013-07-24

I'm ashamed to remember this.

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-07-24

They must have pitched this by saying, "Imagine a whole CAST of ALFs! Hilarious!"

Seven Arts/H8 Red - 2013-07-24

I'm convinced Spacecats was a make-good for cancelling ALF "early."

I'm not sure what NBC was going for in 1991-92. I'm sure the shows that weren't cheap filler (Chip & Pepper, Saturday Morning Videos, NBA Inside Stuff) sounded good to executives - a new show from the creator of a Top 10 Nielsen hit, a Macaulay Culkin show at the time he was still marketable, three major sports stars fighting evil, and contemporary versions of evergreen Hanna-Barbera characters.

The results were this, Wish Kid, ProStars, and Yo Yogi! I know NBC had this hard-on for a weekend version of Today, but if that network really wanted to throw in the towel, deliberately bad shows would have been preferable to what it actually put out.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-07-24

I recall an interview with one of the head scriptwriters for ALF on NPR's Fresh Air. He was a HUGE drug abuser (coke and/or heroin, I think), and he HATED his job writing for this puppet thing. He took drugs to cope, and was sure they'd fire him for writing crap, but to his dismay, the "worse" he thought he was writing, the more the suits loved it.

Old_Zircon - 2013-07-24

I believe you're talking about Jerry "Permanent Midnight" Stahl, who also wrote for Twin Peaks and cocreated the legendary early 80s high concept porn movie Night Dreams:


Old_Zircon - 2013-07-24

I'm not sure but I suspect thatt's him with the saxophone.

cognitivedissonance - 2013-07-24

Jerry Stahl also wrote the 80s "Dr. Caligari", which was an early POETV favorite and I believe is on Youtube in full.

Xenagama Warrior Princess - 2013-07-26

After reading about the insanity of Paul Fusco, I could imagine how he demanded for the cats to be treated as real living things.

infinite zest - 2013-07-24

Haha! I was just talking about this show last night and people were like "bullshit." I'm not as insane as I thought

BHWW - 2013-07-24

Indeed, this seems like a joke, like something made up to mock how very few ideas Fusco and Co.

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2013-07-24

Those poor cats in the opening sequence. They're all glued to the set, apart from perhaps one limb and maybe a tail, as if they were operated in the same way as Christmas animatronics in your local shopping mall.

Caminante Nocturno - 2013-07-24

Despite what this may lead you to believe, this was actually an animated show.

It was also really bad.

cognitivedissonance - 2013-07-24

I believe this was concurrent with "Dog City", which was a Henson production.

Old People - 2014-10-30

Depressing garbage.

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