Total Nerd The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings  

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List Rules Live or animated TV characters from other planets

List of the best aliens that have ever graced the television screen. Sometimes it starts with something as simple as a shooting star or as catastrophic as a meteor show in a small town. The only clue can be a small light falling from the mysterious stars, leaving a foreign being closely the human race. It can be just a baby in a basket, much like Clark Kent, or a wacky space alien recklessly driving an egg-shaped spaceship in the case of Mork. This list begs the questions, “Which is your favorite alien character on television?”

The aliens on the list vary greatly. They range from famous heroes who travel in a blue police box, looking for adventure, to annoying roommates who only want to mooch off your food. Many of these television aliens just want to live their lives as if they were human, while others don’t have the luxury of hiding in the plain sight.

So, do you like the extra-terrestrials with romantic hearts, just looking to settle down with a human? Or do you prefer the space travelers who are exploring the strange ways of the human race? Whether you prefer the good-hearted hero or the vicious space invader, sitcom characters or science fiction staples, television’s history - and its current slate of shows - is filled with interesting aliens who have found a home among the people of our planet. 

 

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401 154
Spock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Star Trek universe

2
381 198
Clark Kent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Smallville

3
304 229
ALF is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Alf

4
398 287
The Doctor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Doctor Who

5
205 99
Anna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
V

6
276 276
Marvin the Martian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings

7
235 214
Worf is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

8
174 145
Uncle Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
My Favorite Martian

9
182 147
Kara Zor-El is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
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10
231 261
Mork is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Mork & Mindy, The Mork & Mindy / Laverne & Shirley / Fonz Hour

11
225 197
Seven of Nine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Star Trek: Voyager

12
267 220
T'Pol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
skypir876 added Star Trek: Enterprise
Jolene Blalock

13
163 114
Diana is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
V

14
151 152
Elim Garak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
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15
151 136
Sally Solomon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
3rd Rock from the Sun

16
148 176
Teal'c is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
RobertHarvey added Teal'c Stargate SG-1

17
203 267
Roger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
American Dad

18
143 96
Da'an is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Earth: Final Conflict

19
118 142
Jadzia Dax is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Ag47 added Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

20
110 110
Aeryn Sun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Ag47 added Farscape

21
93 91
Martian Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Umberhaven added Justice League Unlimited

22
151 172
The Master is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
Doctor Who

23
115 165
Zoidberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
dennis-jansson added Futurama

24
119 197
Dick Solomon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
3rd Rock From The Sun

25
106 154
Lisa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Aliens Living Among Earthlings
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