trialsze wrote:Looks cool but was this not done before? I believe it was called "Alien Nation".
I think a pretty big difference between the two is the fact that "Alien Nation" had the aliens on an almost equal level, where D-9 has them closer to indentured servants practically
If I remember correctly, the events of Alien Nation take place a few years after the initial first contact, so the series was all about the aliens assimilating into human society.. Also, in that series the aliens were very much humanoid and in some instances, the aliens attempt to "pass" themselves off as humans. All kinds of wacky 80's melting pot goodness.
Here in D-9 we clearly see that these aliens are anything but humanoid, and therefore there is no hope of easily integrating themselves into our world.
Also, you know... TERRORISM.
The tone seems to be far more xenophobic than that of Alien Nation... which for me is most of the draw.