Syfy is producing a live-action TV adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' 20-issue mini-series "Resident Alien", by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, starring Alan Tudyk as an alien who crashlands on Earth, posing as a doctor while awaiting a rescue:
"...in the beginning, 'Captain Hah Re', an alien biologist, is shot down by a fighter plane and crashes in the Southwestern United States desert. At night, he takes money from an 'ATM' and it captures his face on video.
"Government 'Men in Black' investigating the crash site learn of the image and begin to track him by the ATM bills.
"Hah Re has empathic abilities that prevent others from noticing his odd appearance. Six months later, Hah Re uses advanced technology to win one million dollars from a slot machine in Las Vegas. The men in black lose track of him but assume he will continue moving in the same direction toward the Oregon-Washington area.
"One year after his crash, Hah Re has taught himself English and human anatomy, also developing an interest in mystery novels and films. Taking the identity 'Harry Vanderspeigle', he introduces himself as a retired doctor and buys a remote cabin near Patience, Washington..."
"However, when the town's real doctor dies, 'Dr. Harry' is pulled into medical service—and also finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery..."
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