Set against the backdrop of present-day America, Agent K is a member of an organization that has been keeping track of extra-terrestrial aliens on Earth for over 40 years. When K finds himself in need of a new partner, a brash NYPD detective, James Edwards fills the position, becoming Agent J.
Then, one day, a flying saucer crashes into Earth. This alien belongs to the 'Bug' race. He takes the body of a farmer and heads to New York. He is searching for a super energy source called "The Galaxy". Armed with space-age technology (which J barely understands) and their razor-sharp wits, J and K investigate this new threat.
Did you know?
Originally there were going to be two huge alien spaceships looming over Earth: an Arquillian ship and a Baltian ship, with representatives of both species staking claim of the galaxy. Mr. Rosenberg (the "little dude in the big dude's head") was a Baltian (confirmed by the novelization of the film), while the tall alien (Carel Struycken) he met at the restaurant was an Arquillian (and is so listed in the end credits). After some choice editing and rewriting, Rosenberg became an Arquillian. Read More