Take the best of the '60s live-action shows like THE MONKEES, BATMAN, THE BANANA SPLITS, add in SPACE GHOST/SUPER FRIENDS style animation and top it off with the cool mixture sound of ska, punk rock, pop, surf rock and you have THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW!, one of the most creative, funniest, well-written comedies to hit the TV screens in some time.
For those unfamiliar, The Aquabats are a Californian rock group established in 1994, but it's their elaborately crafted, fictitious superhero mythos that sets them apart from their peers, and forms the crux of the show... The gang hail from an island called Aquabania that was destroyed by the evil villain, Space Monster "M " where eight (or nine, they're not quite sure which) of the inhabitants escaped in a hollowed out log only to wash ashore off the coast of California. Taken in by the kindly Professor Monty Corndog, they were given chemicals to revive them resulting in their incredible super hero powers.
Doning costumes including radioactive rash guards, power belts and anti-gravity helmets they decided to channel their music in order to attract a legion of fans to help them defeat Space Monster "M" and regain their island. While in their never-ending quest to do so, they right wrongs, destroy boredom and seek justice for all!
The Aquabats team consists of Eagle Falconhawk (guitar), Jimmy the Robot (keyboard, sax), Ricky Fitness (drums), Crash McLarson (bass) and their sometimes fearless leader, MC Bat Commander (vocals) fighting evil wherever they go in their Aquatram; a decked out black motor home complete with all kinds of space age, crime-fighting gizmos.
The stories are fast paced and fun as the Aquabats battle a variety of bizarre villains every week, such as an intelligent, man-sized ant complete with suit and tie, a giant mutant chicken and other weird creatures bent on mankind's domination after playing all night at a birthday party until dawn.
THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW! will consists of 13 episodes and debuts in the States on Saturday March 3, 2012 on HUB TV. A UK air date remains TBC.
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