Aliens exploring life on the Third Rock From the Sun 

“Family meeting! Family meeting!”
— Dick Solomon

Third Rock from the Sun explored how our world would appear to a complete outsider. Aliens perhaps. How the many things we take for granted in our daily lives would appear to innocent observers, unsullied by familiarity with our ways and customs.

It allowed us to take a deeper look at ourselves and notice just how unique and quirky our world and its inhabitants really are. How some of our age-old existential problems might seem self-inflicted and self-retained to someone who has not been part of our collective evolution.

The part I loved most about Third Rock was how the loveable aliens changed from a military structure to a family structure and began to identify with their assumed roles. The best defense against any crisis is a strong and united family structure. The family remains our finest collective achievement.