Quirky sci-fi comedy Resident Alien's Alan Tudyk calls it a 'good nerd show'

In Resident Alien, the titular character takes up residence in a town in Colardao. PHOTO: NBCUNIVERSAL
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LOS ANGELES - The quirky science-fiction comedy Resident Alien is the ultimate fish-out-of-water tale: An alien crash-lands on Earth, takes over the body of a small-town doctor and then goes around pretending to be him.

Even while he eventually learns to behave more or less like a human being - and to speak English by watching episodes of crime show Law & Order (1990 to 2010) - Dr Harry Vanderspeigle (Alan Tudyk) is still very much an oddball who does not fit in.

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