- Directed by Lyndon Chubbuck, Richard A. Colla
- Starring Maryam d'Abo, Joe Cortese, Gregory Sierra, Dan Cortese
- Written by Paul Bernbaum, Tom Blomquist
Something Is Out There (1988) -- When a police officer investigating a series of brutal murders questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime scenes, it turns out she is from an interstellar prison ship and that the murders have been committed by an escaped alien prisoner. After they join forces to defeat the alien killer, her spaceship is destroyed and she is stranded on Earth, where she helps him on his cases while searching for a way to contact her people.
Something Is Out There was an expensive (and expansive) sci-fi TV movie and series in the tradition of the miniseries V and the film The Hidden (1988). LA cop Joe Cortese finds himself with an unlikely partner, gorgeous extraterrestrial Maryam D'Abo. Both Earthling and alien are on the hunt for an evil entity called a "xenomorph," which has escaped from D'Abo's spaceship. The xenomorph has the capacity to take over the bodies of humans and to assume any shape (Alien meets The Thing).
The creature design is courtesy of makeup maestro Rick Baker, while the special effects are cooked up by Star Wars' John Dykstra. Still, the one element of Something Is Out There that sticks in the memory is also the simplest: Maryam D'Abo is attracted to Joe Cortese because she thinks his hands are beautiful. It was fun and engrossing and like most shows I really like was canceled quickly.
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Something Is Out There DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 7/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.