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  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (117)

The Third from Other is a science fiction drama television series that aired in 2006. The show centers around a group of humans who make first contact with an alien species called the Thirds. The show begins when a spaceship from the planet Other crash lands on Earth. Three humanoid aliens emerge, who refer to themselves as Thirds. They explain they are from a planet in a distant solar system called Other and their spaceship malfunctioned, causing them to crash on Earth. The Thirds resemble humans but have pale blue skin, white hair and bright purple eyes.

The government quickly quarantines the Thirds and begins questioning them to learn more about their species and planet. The Thirds explain there are three intelligent species on their planet - the Primes, who are the ruling class; the Seconds, who are the workers and servants; and the Thirds, who are the bottom caste and treated like slaves. The three Thirds on Earth were able to escape their planet and caste system in the damaged spaceship.

A team of scientists, military personnel and diplomats are assembled to work with the Thirds, study their technology and decide how to proceed. The team moves the Thirds to a secure government facility where they slowly start to gain the aliens' trust and learn about their advanced technology, culture and planet.

The Thirds possess psychic abilities and are able to communicate telepathically with each other. They have brought small handheld devices with them that can morph into various tools, weapons and modes of transportation using nano-technology. Their spaceship also contained stored virtual reality pods where they lived interactive virtual lives.

Throughout the season, tensions rise as the military sees the potential to use the Thirds' powers and technology as weapons. The diplomats want to make a treaty to share knowledge while the scientists are fascinated with learning as much as possible from the aliens. The Thirds just want to find a way home but also enjoy their new freedoms on Earth away from the oppressive caste system on Other.

The show explores themes of first contact, human and alien rights, and the ethics of advanced technology. There are action sequences as the military attempts to restrain the Thirds and use their weapons. But it also reveals the Thirds to be thoughtful, emotional beings who are struggling to adapt to life on Earth.

The Third from Other was praised for its stunning visual effects portraying the advanced alien technology and unique alien design. It also featured standout performances by the three lead actors playing the alien Thirds. The show balanced exciting sci-fi drama with a nuanced look at the moral dilemmas raised by interacting with extraterrestrial life.

The Third is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on April 13, 2006.

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The Story Starts From Now
24. The Story Starts From Now
October 26, 2006
Honoka meets up with Iks on her way to the Steel Gorge!
To The Steel Valley
23. To The Steel Valley
October 19, 2006
After saying goodbye to Iks, Honoka visits Joey and discovers he's been barred from working!
Mirage Of A Past Soul
22. Mirage Of A Past Soul
October 12, 2006
Deep inside the facility, Honoka finally confronts Rona Fauna!
Feelings That Won't Reach You
21. Feelings That Won't Reach You
October 5, 2006
Having narrowly managed to win against Rona Fauna's combat model, a severely injured Paife returns to the tank and leaves the rest to Iks!
Crossing The Point Between Life And Death
20. Crossing The Point Between Life And Death
September 28, 2006
The Tank Killer, a specialized anti-tank chopper, appears before Iks, Paife, and Bogie!!
Bulldozing Through
19. Bulldozing Through
September 7, 2006
Honoka and Blue Breaker split from the group!
18. Invoke
August 31, 2006
As Honoka's group prepares to depart, Fila reveals that she has one more companion for them: Zankan's killer!
Rona Fauna
17. Rona Fauna
August 24, 2006
The Wormhole Driver has been hijacked! Unresponsive to The Third's attempts to regain control, it fires at and eradicates a huge portion of a nearby mountain range!
Boisterous Dancing Life
16. Boisterous Dancing Life
August 17, 2006
Millie and the others look on as a seriously injured Honoka hangs on the brink of death!
Night of the Sandstorm
15. Night of the Sandstorm
August 10, 2006
After three days of pursuing the fairy and the wolf through the desert, Honoka and Millie are still unable to bridge the emotional gap between them!
Fairy Visions
14. Fairy Visions
August 3, 2006
Honoka and Millie continue their travels, but Iks can sense there is still a rift between the two girls!
Desert's Folklore
13. Desert's Folklore
July 27, 2006
Honoka decides to take Millie on a short vacation in the desert after Paife tells her Millie was found asleep at school. At the same time, a hunter named Leon seeks out Honoka!
Respective Reasons
12. Respective Reasons
July 20, 2006
While Honoka and Paife are engaged in their respective battles, Iks attempts to talk with Gravestone!
Battle With A Phantom
11. Battle With A Phantom
July 13, 2006
Honoka and the others come face to face with the expanding dome of light!
Desert's Tombstone
10. Desert's Tombstone
July 6, 2006
When Honoka's group catches up with Iks, he takes her aside and suggests they turn back!
9. Paifuu
June 29, 2006
The Third continues to monitor the rapidly expanding white light. It's a spatial distortion created by Gravestone, a weapon left over from the Great War. Meanwhile, Honoka does a job for Emporium's chief administrator!
Emporium's Afternoon
8. Emporium's Afternoon
June 22, 2006
Honoka and Bogie cross paths with a herd of stampeding sand dragons. Meanwhile, The Third rush to counter a growing danger to the planet!
Straight until Dawn
7. Straight until Dawn
June 15, 2006
After leaving Millie in the care of a relative and parting ways with Iks, Honoka and Bogie head back out to the desert for another job!
The Wind that Blows Towards the Earth
6. The Wind that Blows Towards the Earth
May 25, 2006
The unmistakable heat signature of Blue Breaker closes in on Honoka and her friends!
The Blue Space Eye
5. The Blue Space Eye
May 18, 2006
Somehow, Honoka manages to drive Blue Breaker away but when she loses her bandanna her secret is revealed!
Blue Breaker
4. Blue Breaker
May 11, 2006
Honoka and Bogie pick up the long-awaited PSP from Zankan!
Town of the Desert
3. Town of the Desert
April 27, 2006
Honoka parts ways with Iks and returns to Emporium!
A Busy Night
2. A Busy Night
April 20, 2006
Honoka isn't ready to go home, so she and her new traveling companion arrange to meet up with the mechanic Zankan and his young daughter, Millie!
Sword Dancer
1. Sword Dancer
April 13, 2006
In a world overrun by monstrous bugs and ravaged by outlaws, there's only one person to call when you need a job done right: Honoka!
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The Third is available for streaming on the Other website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Third on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    April 13, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (117)