Sunday, July 22, 2007

Nostalgia TV: Invasion America

I cannot describe my excitement when, in the midst of perusing YouTube for interesting clips, I came upon the first episode of "Invasion America", a 13-episode animated miniseries which aired on the WB back in the summer of 1998. The show told the story of a humanoid race of aliens whose righteous ruler was overthrown by mutinous members of their race who wanted to violently invade Earth to help save their dying planet. The displaced ruler, Cale Oosha, created a family on Earth with his human wife, all the while being protected by his teacher, Rafe. When Cale was forced to leave to take charge of the freedom fighters, Rafe stayed behind to watch over Cale's wife and his son, David. The show tells the story of David and his fight to survive and help stop the evil invasion plan of his father's uncle, the Dragit. The show is both awesome and delightfully corny at the same time. The alien signal of communication, their eyes getting smaller than larger, is just one of the classic elements of this show. While I do not necessarily advocate or support the usage of YouTube, I highly recommend checking out this ridiculously classic series. Each episode is divided into 3 parts, clocking in together at about 19 minutes per episode. Upon discovering the episodes, I promptly watched the first five, and plan to watch the remaining ones as soon as possible. Definitely recommended, especially for science fiction fans.

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