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Willian Shatner as the 'Big Giant Head'Big Giant Head - Name of an (initially) unseen alien on the sci-fi comedy 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN/NBC/1996-2001. The series told the tale of four aliens who posed incognito as humans to observe the people and customs of Earth. They reported back their findings to a never seen but often spoken about character known as "The Big Giant Head" who was first mentioned on episode #8 "Body & Soul Dick."

This mysterious galactic overlord was both respected and feared by the visiting aliens, (a.k.a. "the Solomon Family") headed by Dick Solomon, (John Lithgow), a Physic Professor at a nearby college.

Harry Solomon (French Stewart) was the group's conduit for communicating with the Big Giant Head. When a message arrives, Harry stands erect like an antenna and shouts "INCOMING MESSAGE FROM THE BIG GIANT HEAD!"

During the third season, the BGH later ordered Dick Solomon to dump his earth girlfriend, Mary Albright (Jane Curtin), and marry BGH's niece, Janet (Roseanne Barr). Luckily, Dick avoided that bullet.

In the fourth season, the BGH visited Earth to review the progress of his fellow aliens. While here, he took the form of William Shatner (of Star Trek fame). His first order was to temporarily demote Dick Solomon, the group's leader and places Sally (Kristin Johnson) in charge.

Sally checks of the BGH's Big Giant Ass
Sally and the BGH

While under the influence of his new corporeal form, which makes him susceptible to all of earth's temptations and vices, the BGH turns into a wild, alcoholic party animal and indulges in earth's many delights. One of which was earthling Vicki Dubcek (Harry's girlfriend) whom the BGH gets pregnant.

The BGH later reveals to Dick Solomon that he is his father (a parody of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vedar in Star Wars). Upon hearing the news, Dick's companion Harry points out, "Well, your first name is Dick, and your last name is Head."

The BGH eventually orders Dick Solomon and his companions back to their home world, thus ending their exploratory mission on earth, a.k.a. the 3rd Rock from the Sun.


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