Alienators: Evolution Continues

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Alienators: Evolution Continues
Alienators Evolution Continues.jpg
Also known as Evolution: The Animated Series (in UK)
Genre Action
Sci-fi
Science fiction
Created by Louis Gassin
Based on Evolution, by Ivan Reitman
Voices of Akiko Ann Morison
Andrew Francis
Cusse Mankuma
Fiona Hogan
John Payne
Kirby Morrow
Lee Tockar
Mark Acheson
Theme music composer L.A. Piccirillo
Opening theme "Evolution (Creepy Crawly)"
Ending theme "Evolution (Creepy Crawly)" (Instrumental)
Composer(s) L.A. Piccirillo
Jean-Michel Guirao
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Michael Maliani
Tom Pollock
Dan Goldberg
Joe Medjuck
Producer(s) Michael Ryan
Kaaren Lee Brown (supervising producer)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) The Montecito Picture Company
DreamWorks SKG
Dentsu, Inc.
DIC Entertainment
Distributor DHX Media
Broadcast
Original channel Fox Kids
Original run September 15, 2001 (2001-09-15) – June 22, 2002 (2002-06-22)

Alienators: Evolution Continues (also known as Evolution: the Animated Series in the UK) is a traditionally animated series based on the moderately successful live-action feature film, Evolution.

Created by Louis Gassin, the series is composed by 26 episodes of half an hour each; it is produced by DIC Entertainment in association with The Montecito Picture Company, DreamWorks SKG, and Dentsu, Inc.. Although the Evolution intellectual property was owned by DreamWorks SKG (and is now the property of Paramount Pictures), the series itself is now owned by DHX Media, DIC's present successor.

Finally, it was also released only for the Game Boy Advance the homonym video game based on the series, that which was developed by Digital Eclipse and published by Activision.

Premise[edit]

As with the movie, the premise of the series is that a meteor carrying organisms that evolve at a very quick rate crashes into the Arizona Desert; single-celled alien organisms on this meteor quickly evolve into monstrous creatures, dubbed the "Genus". A team of scientists, the Alienators, must eliminate all these creatures before they destroy all life on Earth. Follows up to the Ivan Reitman science fiction film, Evolution. The characters, Ira Kane, Harry Block, Lucy Mai, and Wayne Gray must study all these extraterrestrial lifeforms and find a way to defeat them all. The "Genus" is led by a "humanoid manifestation" named Scopes.

Characters[edit]

  • Scientist Ira Kane - A biologist fascinated by scientific discoveries and breakthroughs. His scientific knowledge, along with his excitement and passion about the theory of quick evolution, helps him lead the team in eliminating the Genus.
  • Scientist Harry Block - A coach who always keeps up on game scores, etc., and loves coaching the women's team. His strategies help the team to victory.
  • Lt. Lucy Mai - A tough and aggressive lieutenant trained by a Special Forces team called The Blue Berets. She believes everything should be done by the book, and if it is not explained in the book, they should avoid it.
  • Teenage "wannabe fireman" Wayne Grey (who's been renamed Wayne Green) - A 17-year-old firefighter-in-training. Being the first human infected with alien DNA, he develops a "sympathetic mutation", causing him to mutate parallel to any Genus strains encountered.
  • Scientist Allison Reed has no direct work with the alienators, but is mentioned a few times, no retaining a relationship with Ira like in the movie.
  • General Russell Woodman is the pompus windbag in charge of giving the alienators missions.
  • G.A.S.S.I.E.: Stands for "Genetically Altered Symbiotic Stasis in Evolution", and is the team's pet. It was an alien cell originally neutralized by Ira. It evolved into Gassie, a slime creature that yips and behaves like a dog, who can detect and track other Genus creatures. When Gassie detects the Genus, he quivers and emits a foul odor.
  • Scopes is the Genus' leader: Super intelligent and intent on taking over the universe. Though he occasionally evolves into various creatures, his most common form is as an alien humanoid octopoid. His name is a reference to the Scopes trial.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Written by Original air date
1 "Survival, Part 1" September 15, 2001 (2001-09-15)
2 "Survival, Part 2" September 22, 2001 (2001-09-22)
3 "Survival, Part 3" Michael Ryan September 29, 2001 (2001-09-29)
4 "Don't Drink the Water" Ben Townsend October 6, 2001 (2001-10-06)
5 "Slick" October 13, 2001 (2001-10-13)
6 "Swarm" Ben Townsend October 20, 2001 (2001-10-20)
7 "Junkyard Dogs" Paul Quinn and Michel Trouillet October 27, 2001 (2001-10-27)
8 "French Underground" November 3, 2001 (2001-11-03)
9 "Runaway Strain" November 10, 2001 (2001-11-10)
10 "Dead Wayne Cells" Ben Townsend November 17, 2001 (2001-11-17)
11 "Roman Holiday" Ben Townsend December 1, 2001 (2001-12-01)
12 "To Carthage Then I Came" Ben Townsend December 8, 2001 (2001-12-08)
13 "Year of the Genus" Ben Townsend February 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)
14 "Hot Java" February 16, 2002 (2002-02-16)
15 "Ira Knows Best" Ben Townsend February 23, 2002 (2002-02-23)
16 "Genus in Your Tank" March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)
17 "Cradle Will Fall" Ben Townsend March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)
18 "Head Case" Dick Grunert March 16, 2002 (2002-03-16)
19 "General Disorder" Ben Townsend March 23, 2002 (2002-03-23)
20 "Itching for the Genus" March 30, 2002 (2002-03-30)
21 "REAPER, Part 1: Countdown" May 4, 2002 (2002-05-04)
22 "REAPER, Part 2: The Ark" Ben Townsend May 11, 2002 (2002-05-11)
23 "REAPER, Part 3: Alpha Omega" May 18, 2002 (2002-05-18)
24 "Fire and Ice" June 8, 2002 (2002-06-08)
25 "Meltdown" June 15, 2002 (2002-06-15)
26 "End Game" June 22, 2002 (2002-06-22)

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