I am looking for the title of a Sci-Fi movie, perhaps circa +-1990s. I recall alien main character striking me as looking something like Data in Star Trek.
I further recall this alien character in the movie - and in the trailer - while eating a squash, saying something like: "Good produce you have on this planet."
I seem to recall this alien might be an explorer or part of an alien vanguard.
I further recall whomever was interviewing/interrogating (although I seem to recall more of a benign interview/interrogation) whereby the alien was asked questions and, before he was able to answer, he would ask questions regarding several details which he found necessary to answer the question. So, the alien might be asked, as an example: "Do you know what time it is?" The alien might reply: "Where are earth are you asking about? What time zone? What time of the year? Daylight-saving or standard time? Greenwich Mean Time? A leap year, or not?" In essence, what seemed like, perhaps, straightforward questions that a human might answer - with human preassumptions, customs, etc. - this alien needed much more precise data in order to answer the question.
I seem to recall that one of the other characters - perhaps a young woman character? - was, sort of, perhaps, pressed into service to try to understand this alien. I don't think the appearance of this alien was necessarily a kind of threatening alien, or threatening alien race situation. I think this alien was pretty benign - perhaps had been marooned on Earth, or something - I am not certain.
I do not recall much of the rest of the movie - although, I have combed through listings of Sci-Fi films over the last, say, 40 - 50 years. Once again, I think this was a 1990s movie - perhaps a 1980s one, but that seems too early to me. Likewise, it's possible this was an early 2000s Sci-Fi film, but that sounds to late to me.