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Something Is Out There

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Something is Out There is the title of a science fiction television miniseries that aired on NBC, and a short-lived weekly series that followed in the fall of 1988.

The miniseries starred Joe Cortese as Jack Breslin, a police officer investigating brutal murders in which organs have been removed from the victims. He learns that the crimes are being committed by a prisoner who has escaped from an alien prison starship passing by the solar system, and he teams up with a beautiful crewmember from that ship, Ta'Ra (Maryam d'Abo), to track the villain down. Ta'Ra, being not from earth, has assorted superhuman abilities which come in handy during the mission.

Despite similarities to films such as Alien Nation and the TV series V, Something is Out There was a major ratings success, with critics and viewers enjoying the relationship between Jack and Ta'Ra which reminded many of that between Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man movie series of the 1930s.

A weekly series was quickly commissioned, in which Ta'Ra chooses to stay on earth with Jack. Posing as his cousin, she and Jack team up to solve cases with a supernatural bent in which her superpowers come in handy. By the time the series came to air, however, the novelty had worn off the premise, and the series was cancelled due to low ratings after only six one-hour episodes were broadcast, with two additional episodes not shown.


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Aired: 1988

Cast: Joe Cortese, Maryam d'Abo

Network: NBC

Genre: Sci-Fi

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