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Roswell 

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The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

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Jason Katims
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2002   2001   2000   1999  
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Complete series cast summary:
Shiri Appleby ...  Liz Parker 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Jason Behr ...  Max Evans 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Katherine Heigl ...  Isabel Evans 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Majandra Delfino ...  Maria DeLuca 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Brendan Fehr ...  Michael Guerin 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Nick Wechsler ...  Kyle Valenti 61 episodes, 1999-2002
William Sadler ...  Jim Valenti 61 episodes, 1999-2002
Colin Hanks ...  Alex Whitman 45 episodes, 1999-2002
Emilie de Ravin ...  Tess Harding 28 episodes, 2000-2002
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Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are some who are not there by choice. They are there to follow a destiny given to them by the members of their dying race, a race that they are someday destined to save. This is the background behind the WB series "Roswell". Max Evans, Isabel Evans and Michael Guerin are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts - gifts that are "not-of-this-earth". They are human/alien hybrids, sent here to complete their destiny. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, they will return to their home planet and save their race. Before a fateful day in 1999, the teens hid their gifts. The event that forever changed their lives was when Max healed Liz Parker (a classmate) after she was fatally shot in the stomach in a dispute between two customers at the restaurant where she waitresses. A close relationship then develops between Max and Liz. Central to the first season were the relationships between... Written by ahmetkozan

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There's truth to every rumor.


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Trivia

Executive producer Jonathan Frakes appears on-screen near the end of the first episode. He is the man on stage that announces the crash of the U.F.O. He appears twice more as himself, once as a guest speaker in season one, episode thirteen, "The Convention," and another in season three, episode four, "Secrets and Lies", where he holds a casting audition for Max on the show "Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)." See more »

Goofs

Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers themselves someone they can look up to. See more »

Quotes

Isabel: Happy birthday, Isabel. I'm 18 today, Mother. October 25th. At least that's the day we've always celebrated as my birthday. But you're the only one who really knows the real day. I guess that's why I came to the place, the only place I've ever seen you. I hold on to that day, but you disappeared, and the picture of you is already fading, and it's all I had. I was so happy because you were beautiful and warm, and I even thought I looked like you. But it wasn't you. Not really. God, I don't know ...
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Crazy Credits

Starting with the third season opening credits, while most of the actors' names appear normally, those of the three playing the aliens (Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fehr) appear first in alien script, then morph into English, representing their rebirth from a previous alien life on Earth. See more »

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Soundtracks

Here with Me
(Theme)
Written by Dido (as D. Armstrong), Paul Statham (as P. Statham) and Pascal Gabriel (as P. Gabriel)
Performed by Dido
Album "No Angel"
Courtesy of Arista Records 1999
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One Great Ride!
26 February 2004 | by moviefan2k4See all my reviews

My sister got me hooked on "Roswell" at the beginning, but I kept watching because it was such a fantastic show! The episodes are wonderful, I love the music, and the storylines were incredible (even the often-dreaded Season 3, which I actually liked). I identified most with Max because he had been an outsider all his life, and had been in love with one woman but never had the courge to tell her (I felt like that a lot of the time). All the actors were wonderful, but I wish they hadn't made some of the decisions for Season 2 that they had. Well, I might as well list my favorite episodes, so here goes:

Season 1: Pilot, Leaving Normal, Blood Brother, The Toy House, Max to the Max.

Season 2: Skin & Bones, A Roswell Christmas Carol, Heart of Mine, The Departure

Season 3: Who Died & Made You King?, Graduation


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Roswell High See more »

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Runtime:

| (61 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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16 : 9
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