Great concept and great makeups in the initial movie (though it would have been nice to see more of Cassandra). The movie Newcomer makeup consisted of full-facial prosthetics rather than just a headpiece as in the TV version.
The TV series and TV movies (inevitably) cut back onthe Newcomer makeup and turned into a Sci-Fi buddy cop programme spoiled by heavy-duty Star Trek-type moralising.
Rick Stratton led the makeup team for all the Alien Nation TV productions: at various times the makeup team included Steve LaPorte, Kenny Myers, Janna Phillips, Craig Reardon, Jill Rockow, Richard Snell, Tom Irvin, David Abbott & Zoltan Elek. On the movie, John M Elliott Jr was makeup co-department head with David LeRoy Anderson, Grant Arndt, John Blake, Roger Borelli, Zoltan Elek, Greg Figiel, Steve Frakes, Mark Garbarino, Emilio M Gonzales, Jeff Kennemore, Makio Kida, Eryn Krueger, Richard J Landon, Karen Mason, Brian Penikas, John Price, Matt Rose, Russell Seifert, Michael Spatola, Michiko Tagawa & Mike Trcic all working on alien makeup effects.