The Strangerers (2000)

Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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In this British sci-fi sitcom, a trio of vegetable-like aliens from another planet landed on earth to carry out a top-secret mission. Unfortunately, the Alien Supervisor was immediately decapitated by a passing truck, and as a result, the two survivors, a pair of bumbling cadets, had no idea what their mission was. Assuming human form, and basing their behavior on the 1950s British adventure movies which they'd picked up via short-wave on their home planet, the heroes -- now calling themselves Flynn (Mark Williams) and Niven (Jack Docherty) -- did their best to blend in with humanity so that they could successfully complete their mission...whatever it happened to be. Alas, the cadets were pursued at every turn by Rina (Sarah Alexander) and Harry (Mark Heap), a brace of Scully-and-Mulder-style alien hunters from the "DNE," and by members of the Russian mafia, who were almost as inept as the two extraterrestrials. Premiering with an hour-long episode on February 15, 2000, Strangerers was seen for an additional nine 30-minute installments over Britain's Sky One satellite service.