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A phantom pilot saves Melmac from the evil Larson Petty.

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Season 1, Episode 1 of ALF: The Animated Series.

An unlikely ally helps Gordon defend Melmac when Larson Petty invades the planet.



In a live action framing sequence, ALF, in the present, says that he has just finished writing chapter one of his memoir.

Act One[]

Gordon is late for roll call.

Act Two[]

The Phantom Pilot thwarts an invasion by Larson Petty.

Act Three[]

Petty launches a second invasion


In the closing live-action segment, ALF teases that the next chapter will be a classic.

Background information[]

Production history[]

  • Premiere airdate: September 26, 1987

Home media[]

  • Region 1 DVD (bonus with ALF Season 2): August 23, 2005
  • Region 1 DVD (ALF Animated Adventures – 20,000 Years in Driving School and Other Stories): May 30, 2006


  • In the title sequence and closing credits, 'Melmacian' is pronounced "Mel-MAY-shin".
  • ALF states that events in this episode occurred when he was 192 years old. Gordon says this was his “first year in the Orbit Guard”, implying he was there more than one year.
  • Although Larson Petty was allegedly invading Melmac, his forces are never shown to be in space. Indeed, his vehicles are called jets rather than spacecraft. In addition, Petty says that his mission is revenge against Cantfayl. It is possible that Velcro is the capitol of Melmac, so the "invasion" can viewed as an attack on the planet as a whole.

Links and references[]


Additional voices[]

  • Don Francks
  • Greg Morton
  • Stephen McMulkin

Unidentified voice actors[]

  • Ascap
  • Avery
  • Brindle
  • Bromo
  • Harry
  • Kackendipper
  • Karth
  • Killjoy
  • Kismet
  • Lintley
  • Mintley
  • Neep
  • Nintley
  • Nut
  • Shambler
  • Shimmelfinning


America; Bob the Great; brakes; cactus; cadet; cadet pilot; cat; cat fudge sundae; Catomatic, The; dentist; Dire Straits; donut; Dunny’s Dun Keria; East Velcro; EEK; feline mignon; Fetish Hubcaps; Floofie; Floogeson; Grump, The; gunnery; hat; Henrietta; hopper car; invasion; irtnay; jet; laundry; liver; long wave; luck; Melmac (planet); Melmac Medal of Merit; Melmacian; Melmo; new wave; nose wrestling; Orbit Guard; Orbit Guard Headquarters; Orbit Guards; Ozem; Phantom Pilot; pilot; plane; plunger; purple alert; radar; radio; retroplug; Rhonda's father; short wave; Shumway home; slam dunk; smoke screen; squadron; Stanislav; statue; Statue of Liberty; Tuesday driver; UN-12; Velcro; Zucchini Building

Framing sequence references[]

Lucky; Melmac Memories; typewriter

External links[]