|Date(s):||October 6, 1999 – May 14, 2002|
|Country of Origin:||United States|
|External Links:||wikipedia, IMDB entry|
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The series revolved around a group of teenage alien-human hybrids like semi-clones of members of the royal family who had been killed in a power struggle on their home planet -- who had been sent to Earth for their safety. Their ship crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in the 40s (yup that one!), their pods laid dormant until the 80s when where they were hatched and later found in the desert, and were raised there as humans. The show focused on their friends, romantic interests, allies, and enemies, and on the alien teens' struggle to understand their background and possibly find a way back home while evading detection by Earth authorities.
During its first season the show had a strong arc around the developing romance between alien Max and human Liz. TPTB brought in Ronald D. Moore as showrunner for the second and third season; subsequently the focus headed towards various alien plots and danger-of-exposure of the week episodes.
- Max Evans
- Isabel Evans
- Michael Guerin
- Tess Harding
- Liz Parker
- Maria DeLuca
- Alex Whitman
- Kyle Valenti
- Sheriff Jim Valenti
- Amy DeLuca
- Jeff and Nancy Parker
- Jesse Ramirez
- Philip and Diane Evans
- Sean DeLuca
- Agent Pierce
- Ms. Topolsky
Due to Veronica Mars fans success story of raising and achieving a movie, Roswell fans also have the same hope in gaining a film despite the fifteen year difference. It's not just the fans either that support the idea, but also several actors including Shiri Appleby (Liz), Majandra Delfino (Maria), Colin Hanks (Alex), William Sadler (Sherriff Valenti), Diane Farr (Maria's mother, Amy), Melinda Metz (author), and Laura J. Burns (staff writer) have shown interest either be retweeting about it or in interviews or actually signing the campaign.
- Roswell Movie Campaign Video
- The Petition
- Roswell The Movie.com
- Roswell Movie Campaign
- We Want a Roswell Movie, a Facebook
- Roswell The Movie tag at Instagram
Since with the help of Netflix had with Arrested Development, Full House (the spin-off Fuller House) and Gilmore Girls (a miniseries), some fans were hoping maybe a miniseries or a revived series for the show might have more potential with the company.
Unconventional couples, or "UC", in the Roswell fandom dealt with any pairing that were not in the above category, whether it was het, slash or femslash and no matter that it was a canon (or near-canon) pairing or not. Any threesomes would of course be included as well.
Roswell fandom is (in-)famous for its unusual pairing name conventions. Most ships, both het and slash, and the fans of these ships are referred to by obscure nicknames in Roswell fandom. Some are very common, e.g. Dreamers for Max/Liz fans, others quite obscure, e.g. "Suncatchers" for Isabel/Alex/Kyle threesome fans. Often these nicknames were derived from each other, e.g. the canonical ship Michael/Maria is called "Candy" (because of its "M&M" initials), the slash ship Max/Michael then "Peanut M&M", the threesome Max/Michael/Maria "Peanut Butter M&M", the Michael/Maria/Kyle "BBQ M&M"... They also reflect the view of the pairing in fandom (like "Dreamers"), and thus sometimes names vary depending whether fans like or dislike the ship, e.g. Max/Tess and Michael/Isabel may be called POD or "Protector of Destiny" by someone if they want the Pod Squad together, but "Shipwreckers" and "Intruders" respectively if they oppose these ships. Some ships have multiple names, e.g. Kyle/Tess fans can be Lamp Trimmers, Rebounders, or Space Cowgirls.
- See List of Roswell Pairing Names for more.
- See more at Category:Roswell Websites.
- Roswell Italia.org
- Roswell Clip World
- Blonde Attitude (Maria/Isabel)
- Crush (Max/Michael)
- Sweet Love (Max/Liz)
- Jensen & Shiri (Liz Parker/Dean Winchester)
- The Panty Brigade (Slash)
- Late for the Sky (2000)
- See more at Category:Roswell Archives.
- Roswell Underground
- Roswell Slash Archive
- Roswell Desert Skies
- Slightly Left of Venus - femslash archive
- Polar Attraction, although mainly focusing on Polar ship but also accepted others
- Roswell Love
- Roswell Fandom: A Revival Project
- Roswell Crossovers
- Smallville/Roswell Crossovers
- NarcissisticReflections was founded for fic and discussion about sexual attraction between the Dupes and their Podster counterparts, but attraction between other characters played by the same actor on the same show (eg, Willow/Vamp Willow) and between characters played by the same actor on different shows (eg, Max/Chris Wolfe) is also on-topic.
- Newbie Guide to Roswell on LiveJournal (fandom resource)
- Roswell: An Overview on crack_van by icalynn
- Pairing primers on ship_manifesto: Max/Liz by PepperJackCandy, Michael/Maria by aliaspiral, and Liz/Kyle by piper47
- Roswell at FanHistory (wayback)