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Roswell

Roswell Dates : 1999 - 2002
61 episodes of 42 min
First broadcasting : 28 janvier 2000
Creator(s) : Jason Katims
Producer(s) : John Heath et Barry Pullman
Music : Dido
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Synopsis

Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are four 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, Michael Guerin and Tess Harding are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts - gifts that are "not-of-this-earth". They are human/alien hybrids, sent here as replacements for the royalty of an alien race. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, the "royal four" 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 developed between Max and Liz. It was later mirrored by a relationship between Liz's best friend Maria Deluca and Michael. Central to the first season were the relationships between the hybrids and their human companions. That focus has shifted during the drama's second season. "Roswell" is now distinctly a science-fiction show built on the relationships between humans and aliens

The Actors

Jason Behr - Max Evans

Jason Behr


(Max Evans)

Shiri Appleby - Liz Parker

Shiri Appleby


(Liz Parker)

Brendan Fehr - Michael Guerin

Brendan Fehr


(Michael Guerin)

Katherine Heigl - Isabel Evans

Katherine Heigl


(Isabel Evans)

Majandra Delfino - Maria Deluca

Majandra Delfino


(Maria Deluca)

Colin Hanks - Alex Whitman

Colin Hanks


(Alex Whitman)

Nick Wechsler - Kyle Valenti

Nick Wechsler


(Kyle Valenti)

William Sadler - Sheriff Jim Valenti

William Sadler


(Sheriff Jim Valenti)

Emilie De Ravin - Tess Harding

Emilie De Ravin


(Tess Harding)

Photos

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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 UFO. He appears twice more as himself, once as a guest speaker in the season one episode "The Convention," and another in the season three episode "Secrets and Lies" where he holds a casting audition for Max on the show "Enterprise" (2001).

Fearing cancellation during the show's first season, fans of Roswell sent tiny bottles of Tabasco sauce (the choice condiment of the show's aliens) to the WB network as part of a campaign to save the show. Roswell was subsequently moved to a new night and time and renewed for a second season.

Heath Ledger auditioned for the role of Max Evans.

Katherine Heigl tested for all three female leads before landing the part of Isabel Evans. Before winning the role of Maria DeLuca, Majandra Delfino originally auditioned for the part of Liz, which eventually went to Shiri Appleby who, like Heigl, tested for all three female lead roles, winning the lead of Liz Parker after several callbacks.

The newspaper clippings shown at the beginning of the show's credits are actual headlines from the infamous Roswell "UFO Crash" in July of 1947.

The mountain where alien-children came from (and frequently go back to) is the same as the mountain Captain Kirk climbs in an episode of "Star Trek" (1966); it was also used in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991), as the mountain to which Bill & Ted are brought to be killed by the evil robots and in _Fastlane (2002)_ where Van and Deq go to meet with an arms dealer (and their car is shot with a rocket launcher).

During the opening credits of the show, the names of the stars come up on the screen, first in "alien writing," and then morph into English.

In the third season episode "Secrets and Lies," after doing terribly on an audition for "Enterprise" (2001), Max's agent tells him that "There's still 'Buffy'," a reference to Jason Behr's guest appearance as Ford in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lie to Me (#2.7)" (1997). Also, Julie Benz, Who plays Agent Tapolski, plays Darla on Buffy.

The pilot episode was the highest-testing episode 20th Century Fox had ever done.

Though the name given to the alien Nasedo is purported on the show to be an Indian word for "visitor," it was actually made up by show co-executive producer and writer Thania St. John by scrambling the letters of the town of Sedona, Arizona.

Majandra Delfino was nicknamed Majandra because her sister couldn't pronounce her real name, "Maria Alejandra".

Nick Wechsler auditioned for 4 different roles.

They didn't even use real Tabasco sauce. Instead, it was V8 Berry Splash. They tried to use real Tabasco sauce, but their eyes kept watering and they kept running for more water after each take.

Filming

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