3rd Rock From the Sun: Season 5
Starz / Anchor Bay (1/9/1996)
TV Series  /  Comedy, Sci-Fi
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IMDB   7.8
231 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   NR (Not Rated)
John Lithgow Dr. Dick Solomon
Kristen Johnston Sally Solomon
French Stewart Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tommy Solomon
Jane Curtin Dr. Mary Albright
Simbi Khali Nina Campbell
Elmarie Wendel Mrs. Mamie Dubcek
Wayne Knight Officer Don Orville
James Earl Jones
Kirsten Johnston
Emily Osment Dahlia
John Lithgow High Commander Dick Solomon
John Lithgow Dick Solomon
French Stewart Communicator Harry Solomon
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Information Officer Tommy Solomon
Kristen Johnston Security Officer Lieutenant Sally Solomon
Wayne Knight Don
Elmarie Wendel Mrs. Dubcek
Director
Terry Hughes
James Burrows
Producer Marcy Carsey
Michael Glouberman
Patrick Kienlen
Bob Kushell
Gregg Mettler
Writer Aron Abrams
Chris Atwood
Katy Ballard
Dave Boerger
Linwood Boomer
Bonnie Turner
Terry Turner
Cinematography Ronald W. Browne
Musician Ben Vaughn
Jeff Sudakin


Attention people of Earth: Behold the hilarious 5th season of The Solomons' mission to investigate human behavior! Share the joy of a possible childbirth! Scream in terror as the family attends an interactive murder mystery! Weep in sorrow as the family car is wrecked! Gasp in suspense as Dick and Harry are trapped deep in a hole! Release the beast within as Sally discovers birth control! Get all sweaty as Tommy prepares to lose his virginity! Soak up the shocking secrets of the local laundromat! And bow down in surrender as The Big Giant Head returns to claim his offspring in the two-part season finale!

Experience all 22 complete episodes on several strangely shiny discs featuring such guest stars as William Shatner, Billy Connolly, David Hasselhoff, Genie Francis, Jonathan Frakes, Bob Odenkirk, Miguel Ferrer, Alan Cumming, Curtis Armstrong, Ana Gasteyer and more!
Episodes
 30 mins    9/21/1999  1.  The Baby Menace
Greatly relieved when Vicki's baby turns out to be human, the aliens are freshly alarmed to discover that she intends to sell her story to the tabloids.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Jim O'Doherty  / David M. Israel 
Guest starring:  Curtis Armstrong, Jeff Austin, Kevin Ruf
 30 mins    9/28/1999  2.  Dick for Tat
After he learns that Mary once had a fling with Dr. Strudwick, Dick determines that he must retaliate -- but he has to convince Mrs. Strudwick to take part in his plan.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Bill Martin  / Mike Schiff 
Guest starring:  Kim Johnston Ulrich, Richard McGonagle, Cesar Herrera, Jacqueline Torres
 30 mins    11/2/1999  3.  Dick and Tuck
The Solomons don't realize how fond they are of their car until Dick wrecks it. Meanwhile, Harry finds out about insurance.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Gregg Mettler 
Guest starring:  Bob Odenkirk, Joel McCrary, Steve Witting
 30 mins    11/9/1999  4.  Dial M for Dick
The Solomons attend an interactive murder mystery at a mansion, but they don't have a clue that other guests are actors and that the action is scripted.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Christine Zander 
Guest starring:  Billy ConnollyJanet CarrollDennis Cockrum, Madison Mason, Andrea C. Robinson, John Balma, David Chisum, Melissa Greenspan
 30 mins    11/16/1999  5.  The Fifth Solomon
After seeing Mary and Nina drooling over a photo of Harrison Ford, Dick looks into the possibility of undergoing plastic surgery. Meanwhile, Harry has his outlook changed after the surgeon assesses his features and pronounces them perfect.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Bob Kushell 
Guest starring:  David Hasselhoff
 30 mins    11/23/1999  6.  The Loud Solomon Family: A Dickumentary
The Solomons learn about racism when they mistakenly attend a white power rally, then enter a poetry contest for elementary school students.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  David Goetsch  / Jason Venokur 
Guest starring:  Jane Morris, Larry Dorf,  Emily Osment, The Brookinaires
 30 mins    11/30/1999  7.  Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner
While Sally finds out about birth control and Dick learns about tipping, Tommy and Harry discover the rewards of panhandling.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Julie E. Sherman 
Guest starring:  Aaron Lustig, Victoria Kelleher, Brian Dunkleman,  Phil Reeves
 30 mins    12/14/1999  8.  Charitable Dick
Dick finds out what it means to be charitable when he attends a charity auction and gets into a bidding war with Strudwick over a worthless painting. Meanwhile, Sally tries to stop snoring, and Harry and Tommy attempt to write a new statement for the Solomons' mission.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  David Sacks 
Guest starring:  Bob Bancroft,  Ron Fassler, Philip Bolden, Lori Hall, Mendi Segal
 30 mins    1/11/2000  9.  Sex and the Sally
Albright gets a grant to make a documentary about the Solomons, whom she admits she has been studying for the past four years and has concluded are ""the typical American family."" Taking this as the ultimate tribute to the success of their secret mission, Dick orders everyone to cooperate, but when the action begins, all sorts of dramatic revelations occur. To cover up their true secret, the aliens find themselves inventing escalating cover stories: Sally is really a lesbian, Tommy wets his bed (but only because Dick beats him), Harry is an alcoholic, and Dick -- well, Dick is a posturing, authoritarian fool. Who'd have thought it?
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Valerie Watson 
Guest starring:  Bob Morrisey, Lisa K. Wyatt, Theresa Mulligan
 30 mins    1/25/2000  10.  Dick Strikes Out
When the aliens' washer and dryer break down, Harry, Tommy and Sally discover a whole new world at the laundromat: the men flirt outrageously, while Sally becomes the Judge Judy of laundry offences. Meanwhile, Mary suggests that she and Dick expand their social lives by finding another couple to spend time with, and when the other couple starts to avoid them, they assume it is because of Dick's bizarre behavior -- only to discover it's she they don't like.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Christine Zander 
Guest starring:  Genie Francis,  Jonathan Frakes, Heidi Mark, Jeanette O'Connor, Jeff Lewis, Tom Kiesche, Steve Bean
 30 mins    2/8/2000  11.  Rutherford Beauty
When he learns that Mary is seeing a therapist, Dick's paranoid about what she might be saying about him. Meanwhile, Tommy's intimidated about having sex with Alissa when he finds that it won't be her first experience. When Mary's rebellious niece Tiffany comes on to him, he is only to happy to dispose of his virginity -- and to inform Alissa he has solved ""their"" problem. (Can this be the end of Alissa?)
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  David Goetsch  / Jason Venokur 
Guest starring:  Ana Gasteyer, Lindsey McKeon
 30 mins    2/22/2000  12.  Gwen, Larry, Dick and Mary
William Shatner reprises his role as the Solomons' supreme leader, the Big Giant Head, who returns to Earth to claim his son. Even though he's startled at first that the 6-month-old doesn't resemble a warrior, Stone Phillips (the Big Giant Head's earthling name) quickly becomes a proud papa. He also falls head over heels for the infant's mom, Vicki, who has abandoned her trashy look. But she despises him and has no plans to give up his heir. This causes a frightened Dick (to find himself between a Stone and a hard place when ordered to either make Vicki love the leader--or die!
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  David Sacks 
Guest starring:  William Shatner, Doug Maida
 30 mins    2/22/2000  13.  Shall We Dick?
Dick gets in trouble with Mary when he shares with her his compulsive erotic fantasies about Nina. Sally tries everyone's patience when she becomes a fanatical follower of a lifestyle guru a la Marta Stewart, and Mary asks her to cater her dinner party.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Bob Kushell  / Gregg Mettler 
Guest starring:  Richard Livingston, Louan Gideon, Christine Zander
 30 mins    3/14/2000  14.  Dick Puts the 'Id' in Cupid
Dick decides that since the Solomons have come to Earth during the greatest bull market in history, he should get in on the action. But when Dick and Tommy realize they've only made a measly 35 percent on their investments, greed takes over and they take matters into their own hands. Meanwhile, Sally feels ""emasculated"" by (and Harry falls in lust with) Rutherford's newest rookie cop Janice -- the largest, strongest, toughest woman they've ever seen.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Dave Boerger 
Guest starring:  Joanie Laurer, Francis X. McCarthy, David A. Kimball, Steven Pierce, Michelle N. Johnson
 30 mins    3/21/2000  15.  Youth Is Wasted on the Dick
Dick tries to experience youth for the first time by partying with his students during spring break, but his drunken antics are wasted on Mary, who is trying to relive a favorite, and more relaxing, family outing instead. Meanwhile, Sally, Harry, and Tommy become enthralled with a no-nonsense state criminal investigator, who takes over Officer Don's command post when the police set up a stake-out in the Solomon's attic to spy on a suspected video pirate in the neighborhood.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Nastaran Dibai  / Jeffrey B. Hodes 
Guest starring:  Miguel Ferrer, Pat Crawford Brown, Shane Powers
 30 mins    3/28/2000  16.  The Big Giant Head Returns
When a new chancellor shakes things up at Pendleton, Dick gets a striking idea and convinces his fellow faculty members to resign en masse. Meanwhile, Tommy takes a job at a pretzel stand at the mall, but finds that working for girlfriend Alissa isn't as much fun as he expected.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Aron Abrams  / Gregory Thompson 
Guest starring:  Lane Davies, Regan Burns, Lee Shackleford, Virginia McMath
 30 mins    4/18/2000  17.  This Little Dick Went to Market
Over Mary's objections that she can't dance, Dick insists that together they can win the school Badger Day dance contest. Meanwhile, Sally and Alissa become pals -- and when they go clothes shopping together, Tommy's frustrated because Sally has a chance to see Alissa naked in the dressing room. Meanwhile, when Harry and Nina join the contest, it soon becomes clear to Dick that if he wants to win, he'll have to change partners to dance. A competitive Dick enters the Badger Day dance contest but when his tangle footed partner Mary quits in disgust, he commandeers Harry's date, the more nimble Nina, out from under his nose. Elsewhere, just when it appears that Sally will finally become friends with Alissa, she turns vindictive when Alissa accidentally walks in on Officer Don and sees him ""au natural.""
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Bill Martin  / Mike Schiff 
 30 mins    5/2/2000  18.  Dick and Harry Fall in a Hole
Dick and Harry tumble down an abandoned airshaft, prompting a televised search-and-rescue headed by an eccentric Scottish expert known as ""the Hole,"" who promptly clashes with an agitated Sally over his unorthodox rescue method. Meanwhile, down in their dark prison, an excitable Dick finally loses control while Zen-like Harry remains cool and calm. Above ground, Tommy tries to make a fast buck by hawking souvenirs of his trapped friends.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Aron Abrams  / Gregory Thompson 
Guest starring:  Alan Cumming, Trisha Simmons, Kevin Ruf, Jim Hanna, Bonita Friedericy, Irene White
 30 mins    5/9/2000  19.  Frankie Goes to Rutherford
Frank, a former student of Mary's, returns for a lecture series and makes Dick (unaware Frank is gay) jealous. When Frank confesses he has a secret, Dick jumps to the conclusion that Frank is also an alien, ""comes out"" to Frank, and is soon cavorting in Rutherford's finest gay bar while thinking it is a hangout for other covert aliens. Meanwhile, the other Solomons plan a bank robbery, but fall prey to mutual suspicion.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Will Forte  / Gregg Mettler 
Guest starring:  Enrico Colantoni, Michael Dempsey, Larry Cox
 30 mins    5/16/2000  20.  Dick Solomon's Day Off
While Dick discovers the pleasures of faking ""a sick day,"" the other Solomons find new kicks listening to cell-phone calls on Officer Don's misplaced scanner.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Jim O'Doherty  / David M. Israel 
Guest starring:  Lane Davies, Olivia d'Abo, Jerry Hauck, Brian Palermo
 30 mins    5/23/2000  21.  The Big Giant Head Returns Again: Part 1
It's troubled relationship time in the season closer. The Solomons' supreme commander arrives with a troubled marriage to Vicki and a surprise for one of the gang: he's in love. Meanwhile, Harry summons up the courage to ask new police recruit Janice out on a real date; and Sally becomes convinced that Alissa is preparing to dump Tommy.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  David Goetsch  / Jason Venokur 
Guest starring:  William Shatner, Joanie Laurer, Scott Torrence, Shiloh Strong, Paul Connor
 30 mins    5/23/2000  22.  The Big Giant Head Returns Again: Part 2
It's troubled relationship time in the season closer. The Solomons' supreme commander arrives with a troubled marriage to Vicki and a surprise for one of the gang: he's in love. Meanwhile, Harry summons up the courage to ask new police recruit Janice out on a real date; and Sally becomes convinced that Alissa is preparing to dump Tommy.
Director:  Terry Hughes  Writer:  Jeffrey B. Hodes  / Nastarani Dibai 
Guest starring:  William Shatner, Joanie Laurer, Scott Torrence, Shiloh Strong, Paul Connor
Edition Details
Series 3rd Rock From The Sun
Distributor Starz / Anchor Bay
Release Date 8/15/2006
Packaging Custom Case
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
Subtitles English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 4

Features
Disc 01 Bloopers Interactive Menus Scene Selection