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Kim Soo-hyun suits up to play alien professor man

Not bad for a 400-year-old alien, which is the character Kim Soo-hyun plays in the upcoming drama You From Another Star. He arrives on Earth in the Joseon era but is now as modern as the rest of us (or more, considering he’s had so long to adjust?), looking spiffy in suits and riding around on bicycles.

The drama takes an actual historical record as the basis for the alien’s arrival; a record in the Joseon Annals from 1609 notes the sighting of a strange flying object in the sky, which was also one of the jumping-off points for the sci-fi mystery in Joseon X-Files. This writer twists that tidbit with a heaping dose of fiction to establish drama’s fantastical what-if premise. I expect a small amount of sageuk scenes or flashbacks, but we can expect the bulk of the story to take place in the present day as the alien gets entangled in a sweet love story with a Hallyu queen, played by Jeon Ji-hyun. And if their flirtation in The Thieves is any indication, they should have some crackling chemistry together.

Kim’s character also happens to be a university professor, which is so out of step with his appearance as to be jarring but is probably the whole point. He looks 20, he’s actually 400 — vampire-alien analogy in progress, got it. We aren’t told what kind of professor he is, but I would die laughing if, say, he taught history based on personal experience instead of textbooks and research. In which case I totally want him to contradict the prevailing interpretations with his own wacky firsthand accounts — so much comic potential!

You From Another Star will follow Heirs and premieres next month.

Via Chosun

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Can't wait to watch this. I am looking forward for KSH-JJH chemistry. And also, it will be comical if KSH will teach history. haha

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If this writer doesn't make him a history professor that will be a missed opportunity for some comedy.

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yeah!!! the story is very interesting!!! Can't wait to finally see it!!! ILY Kim Soo Hyun!!!

#Keep it up!!

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Yeay kim soo hyun~ <3

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Oh the comic potential that you mentioned JB....it would be awesome!!

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Pshh.. He looks nothing like a Professor. All my professors look over 50 lol

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Tell me about it!
A professor that young? Looking like that? It is unheard of in our Uni.

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I know right? If my university had a professor like that all the girls would be crashing his class and none of us would pay any attention. Hahaha.

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LOLL at least attendance will not be a problem anymore. ;)

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Agreed! I mean my University does have some pretty HOT professors but if any of them looked this way, Ummmm we would have to move his class to a lecture hall! *Ahhh le fantasies*

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My uni actually did have some young and good looking lecturers. They were sadly all in a different department than history.

However we did have one of them "borrowed" for an imperialism module from the politics department, and yes, most of the girls turned up just to ogle the professor, and not to learn anything

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True! He probably looks younger than most of his students.

I wonder how many of his students are intentional repeaters? heehee

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That would be the case for the english classes i took in the past, but for most others, i've had the pleasure of getting young professors at my University. :P

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Yes, what is it about English lit classes with mandatory stodgy looking profs?

I never had the pleasure of having any young profs, but I would imagine that if there was a Kim So Hyun-lookalike on a campus somewhere, there would be an avalanche of sign-ups for the class, even if it was wall-painting 101.

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I agree... Professors are actually older with Doctorate degrees with many years of teaching experience in the University. Lectures are usually young and even Assistant Professors... I've seen Lecturers as young as 24 yrs but Professors are different league... He should have been a Lecturer rather than a Professor. Hmmm... maybe an Assistant Professor..... whatever...he is an Alien!

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really can't wait for stills of JJH in this one, i still get queen inhyun's man's vibe from this( and the alien thing does not help unless the drama actually shows me what kind of effect it actually has on the story when he looks nothin like an alien!)..but i kinda wish for it to be good, i'm not too much into KSH but i love JJH and it's her come back so...also,i'd love it if he was a history professor..

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Whoa, a professor. I love the scenario on paper, I hope it will be fun on screen too...

Welcome back Soo-hyun!

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I am in this for Jeon Ji-hyun and Yoo Inna - the premise has me ready to love it for the crack potential alone, but throw in my first-ever k-ent girlcrush (JJH) and one of my totally underrated faves, and I am here for this all right.

Plus, if it got Jeon Ji-hyun to return to dramaland after 14 years, it had better be something special.

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OMG!! Soohyun as a University Professor, so hot. But wait won't he be mistaken as a student then, lol.. I mean he could totally pass as a University Student, if Lee Min Ho who is older than Soohyun is playing a high school student in Heirs then Soohyun could totally pass as university student.. haha

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His baby face always throws me off....I couldn't get into Moon and Stars because I couldn't get used to him being a King and looking like a baby next too Han Ga In and now I seriously cannot take him as a professor lol

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i could accept 30's actress/actor act as 20's, i though there's no big different in their face but when i heard kim so hyun is profesor it's really weird for me, i don't know why.......

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Soohyun is so cute <3 <3

I don't really see a Queen Inhyun's Man here. In QIHM, Yoo In Na's character is not even a hallyu top star there and she was kind unlike JJH who is supposedly has a bad character or attitude problem here. On top of that the lead guy there know nothing about the modern times since it's his first time 'time-travelling' while Soohyun here probably knows everything since he have been here on earth for 400 years to witness everything.

And there the main plot is that the lead guy travels back & forth through time while it will not happen here. So what the hell is so similar with the two dramas? It's only because when you heard that the lead girl here is a celeb like in QIHM you immediately jump into conclusion that it'll be like QIHM and didn't even include or thought of the other infos.

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I agree! It doesn't remind me of QIHM at all. I just see a lot of comic potential in the story, and of course, KSH, what a babe.

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OMG, I can't wait to see this! He looks awesome.

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Hoping the writer has pulled out some good stuff for us with this. Lois of potential.

(happy secret day beanies)

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Right after Heirs you say? This should be a new money vs old money battle of ratings then, and I know where am placing my bets!

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I'm definitely gonna watch this. I think this drama will pull big ratings.

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lee minho & kim woobin followed by kim soohyun?

dayuuuum. sbs is pulling all the strings. :D

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I know right? Lee Jongsuk > So Jisub & Seo Inguk > Lee Minho & Kim Woobin > Kim Soohyun...

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This sounds like it'll either be a run away hit or 'so bad it's good'... either way, I'm definitely on board.

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Off topic but that is a nice bike.

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Oh:-Di'm dying to watch this drama. Am gonna faint if there's a univ prof as young s him and also handsome:-Plyk him..tis alien man.haha. He luk super in d 1st pic

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I bet this professor would have to stop himself constantly from revealing embarrassing little details of historical figures like " oh but when I drank tea with..." I mean, tea from a cup with the picture of that king, he had just come from that gisaengs´I mean, he was depicted with a gisaeng....um...scratch this, it never happened. "

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Is it December yet?

Getting so excited for this! Hope there's a lot of moments that are laugh out loud and awww-inducing and less (preferably, NONE) of the WTF-just-happened kind. But I'll keep my expectations low (is that even possible when I'm THIS excited?) so I won't get disappointed. *sigh* Kim Soo Hyun, why so cute?

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I cannot wait for this!!! Thanks for the update!! :-)

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Omg looking hot *-*

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Kim So-hyun!! OMG OMG finally! Gonna watch this one. Please be good! :)

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I really can't wait. I know for sure I wouldn't be disappointed in the acting skills with Kim Soo Hyun who is just fabulous in all his works (even though some of them may be questionnable lol).

Agree with the last sentences, I so want it to happen. It will be amazing :D
But I guess the hallyu actress met him because she was his student, right ?
Gosh', I hope it won't disappoint ! I'm craving and waiting for a good good drama !

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Well, he kinda looks like an alien already... just kidding x)

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LOOOL this sounds interesting :D

will watch~ ^^

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KIM SOO HYUN is so cute.

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OMFG! He HAS to be a history professor. That's the only thing that would make sense and the crack potential is endless! Please please please.

As an alien, does he have any superpower, I wonder.

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Haha, he looks kind of robotic. Like he is so well put together he does look a bit out of this world.

Lol, at the university professor bit. Not the first time I've seen an unlikely look for a professor or a young one so this part is very easy to believe for me.

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I'm looking forward to this drama! So excited!

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I have such high hopes for this drama!!! Firstly, because the plot sounds really fresh and unique compared to a lot of the dramas that have been coming out lately and secondly, I have a large bias towards Kim Soo Hyun and his gorgeousness (and his acting) :)

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I would take his class. Please teach history! That would be AMAZING.

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Fell in love with him during his underrated days and still so in love with him today, although his projects ending up being way overrated --> people saying HES overrated.
He has the acting chops to back it up yall.

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Possibly cutest, most dapper alien professor, EVAR! :D So looking forward to this!!

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How many other alien professors do you know of? Sorry, I just had to ask. :)

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He looks like school boy wearing suit

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He is so damn cute when he wants to be.
I am glad this isn't going to be all about seriousness crying stuff.

I am hoping we get to see him in pajamas, often, and out of them, too.

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So what happens in another 50 years when he still looks like that and the girl he fell in love with is old/dead? I just wonder how it could work out with him never aging....

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i juz can't wait for Heirs to finish. This show looks more promising.

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I wish Heirs end already. Boring for most part and now we have interesting show with Kim Soo Hyun! The plot definitely not the usual chaebol-candy

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please let this be true. Episodes cut, it'd be awesome if it's like japanese dramas…12 epis max!!

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If he were my professor, I stay up and sit in EACH AND EVERY of his classes (for daydreaming tag und nacht!)

Anyhoooooooooow....
Whether he's in saeguk, not-saeguk, a North Korean or speaks in dialect, or in variety, he always does great. Way to go, Soo-hyun sshi..

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Still not sure what to make of this show. The explanation here makes it sound more interesting, and the actual historical events that the writer is spinning into a fictional story sounds really cool and really scary/creepy. And the possible hijinks and jokes we could get from him being a professor, hopefully of history, which makes the most since, is too good to pass up.

BUT! My aversion and unwillingness to commit to watching this once it starts is Jeon Ji-hyun, or rather, her character. I always find it difficult to connect to characters who are idols/actresses/actors who have a feeling of entitlement and walk around all "I'm so much better than you" and all that. There's just this wall that goes up, and the show better bring its A-game when trying to make her relatable. Of course, it also depends on the actor/actress portraying the character. Since I'm not familiar with Jeon Ji-hyun, I don't know what to expect from her at all. I want to like her character when the show starts, but I'm not sure I'll be able to. I just don't know what to expect, and that is what is making me throw up a wall between this drama and my viewing pleasure.

Still, Kim Soo-hyun looks adorable in these pics, so I'm certain he'll be fine. I'll watch the first episode or two and then we'll see how I feel about it then.

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You should watch her movie 'My Sassy Girl' (that is like the #1 korean movie of all time - i mean in sales & box office). She played the same character, the girl there is really 'sassy' (it really lived up to it's title 'My Sassy Girl). She was so bossy and she drag the guy every where she go, she was disrespectful & very confident but for some reason everyone loves her character and 'My Sassy Girl' ended up being the best selling korean movie of all time.

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Can't wait for The Heirs to be over!
Secret ends tonight! yay!

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LOVE Kim Soo Hyun! Can't get enough of him. <3

I just hope Show won't end with some silly, angsty trope where he's suddenly (after 400 years) called to go 'home' and then through some alien scientific advancement/twist, he's able to ... ahem, *reincarnate*, and the couple reunite some 400 years later.

I know, I should bite my tongue.

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Please do, we don't want to jinx this one, not after SBS hadbeen doing quite a few great shows this year.

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Eeeeekkkk, I can't wait for this drama! I am actually anticipating it, like alot so let's hope that it delivers (:

Kim Soo Hyun is looking finneee (no surprise there). I can't wait to see him and Jeon Ji Hyun unite again in this drama. I'm hoping the chemistry is still there ;)

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Cutie pie. <3
That being said, as soon as I heard "alien professor" I was like, "Doctor Who!"

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Pour on some Sleepy Hollow-style man-out-of-time hijinks and I am IN.

Not that I wasn't already.

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They definitely had chemistry in The Thieves, I wanted more! Loved Josen X files. I really do hope he is a history professor, there is so much they can mine from that. I'm really looking forward to this.

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Oohlala! He's glowing! Looks exciting...

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c'Mon its Jeon ji hyun !. gotta watch this without fail !

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He looks like he's 19 in these pictures. I can't take him seriously as a professor. When I was in college we did have some young professors, but not as young looking as this.

Anyway, I'm not really a fan of him, but I'm looking forward to this drama. He saved Moon/Sun for me once the kids grew up, and the story became cliche. SBS must be happy for landing him. LOL. He's ratings gold. Wherever this guy goes there are always Blockbuster hits and 40% ratings! He's hot right now.

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Can't wait for this show!! :)

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so looking forward to this!!! December come soon please!

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