At last this wonderful series has appeared on DVD. The story of a group of aliens staying on Earth disguised as a highly dysfunctional Earth family. The High Commander becomes Dick Solomon, professor of Physics at a mediocre university. The Security officer becomes his glamorous and tough sister Sally. The information officer, the oldest member of the party, becomes Dick's teenage son Tommy. And Harry - well, they had an extra seat. All the actors in this series are wonderful, from John Lithgow (Dick Solomon) to wonderful Elmarie Wendel as the Solomons' landlady, Mrs Dubcek, a woman with a past. Many of the funniest episdoes are in this first series, as the Solomons struggle to understand earth and its inhabitants. I particularly like the one where Sally gets drawn into the bizzare world of cosmetics, and Harry gets a job selling a revolting skincare product for men 'Orca - made from whales' Dick's (at first) unrequited passion for his university colleague Dr. Mary Allbright (Jane Curtin) provides some of the series funniest moments. I love the episode where she takes him to a wedding with her, and when she is describing the ceremony to him he asks "and right after the ceremony, does the bride devour the groom?" "Oh no", she replies "that's a process that takes years." And then there's the episode where Dick gets snowed up with Mary in a cafe miles from anywhere, and Sally thinks the human race has perished and she'll have to repopulate the earth with Dick's dopey student Leon, and - oh well, every episode is funny, the whole cast is great, the sxcripst are wonderful. It's pure joy.