The aliens are invading on July 26th! Anchor Bay Entertainment and Carsey Werner proudly present 3rd Rock from the Sun Season One for the first time ever on DVD. This comedy classic earned 31 Emmy Nominations and ran for six successful seasons on NBC, premiering in 1996. The 3rd Rock from the Sun Season One DVD will feature interviews with stars John Lithgow (Harry and the Hendersons), Kristen Johnston (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), French Stewart (Inspector Gadget Two), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (10 Things I Hate About You), Jane Curtin ("Kate and Alley"), Wayne Knight ("Seinfeld's" Newman) and more. In addition, it will contain behind-the-scene outtakes, season one highlights and bloopers. Season One will also feature all 20 episodes, TV spots, a 16 page collectable booklet and DVD-ROM teleplays - all in a unique, foil packaging. There is even a limited edition package that actually speaks in John Lithgow's own voice!
Set in the fictional city of Rutherford, Ohio, 3rd Rock from the Sun follows a team of eccentric aliens cleverly disguised as humans on a quest to learn about earthlings and their traditions. The award-winning comedy is from Producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, who shared credits include: "That ‘70s Show," "The Cosby Show" and "Roseanne" and Bonnie and Terry Turner, former "Saturday Night Live" writers and co-creators of "That ‘70s Show." The 3rd Rock from the Sun Season One four disc set is loaded with extras and it will be available for a suggested retail price of $39.98. The release is backed by an out-of-this world marketing campaign that will generate over 130 million consumer impressions and include national TV, print and online. The pre-order date is June 28.
The high commander of this team of aliens is Dr. Dick Solomon (Lithgow), who has taken a position as a professor of physics at the University of Ohio. Dick's associate on the mission is a decorated military officer who takes human form as a sexy female named Sally (Johnston) and his intelligence specialist is put in the body of Tommy (Gordon-Levitt) a teenager going through puberty. And since there was an extra seat on the voyage Harry Solomon joined the mission. Harry is the goofy oddball who has a telepathic connection with their leader from home, the Big Giant Head.
Hilarity ensues as the team adjusts to their new human forms and the earthlings around them. Dick finds himself sharing a cramped office with Dr. Mary Albright (Curtin), towards whom he feels a strange attraction. Sally, meanwhile, becomes obsessed with Officer Don Orville (Knight). Along the way the team also encounters and studies their eccentric landlord Ms. Dubcek (Elmarie Wendel, And the Band Played On) and Dr. Albright's assistant, Nina Campbell (Simbi Khali, A Vampire in Brooklyn).
Producers Bonnie and Terry Turner described the half-hour comedy that dealt with the human condition as "Caral Sagan meets the Marx Brother." Terry Turner explained that the honesty of the show lies in the alien's viewpoint, "The ability to walk in and size up a situation with unclouded judgment is disarming and terrifyingly powerful. There is nothing more alien than the absolute truth." The alien team allows the audience to see human flaws and absurdities through humor and comedy.
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