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''Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills'' is one of several shows that were cranked out [[FollowTheLeader to get a piece of the pie]] when ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' made it big. It is notable for being one of only two not adapted from a preexisting {{toku}}satsu show (the other being ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'').

Emperor Gorganus wants to take over Earth because it's the nexus of a network of portals that would make universal domination a lot easier for him. To stop Gorganus's monsters from taking over the planet, a blobby alien named Nimbar [[RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude assembles four teenagers]] and gives them the power to transform into giant superheroes named after constellations to fight off the aliens. Whenever evil's afoot, the teens' celestial tattoos flash to alert them.

The Galactic Sentinels, as the group was called, are composed of:
* '''Laurie Foster''' (Leslie Danon) TheLeader. [[TheAce Intelligent, beautiful, and very organized]], if somewhat bossy at times. As Scorpio, she has light green armor. Her weapon is a slim bladed sword.
* '''Gordon Henley''' (Richard Nason) A spoiled preppy whose mother is the mayor of Beverly Hills. He starts off arrogant but warms up to the others over time. He becomes Taurus, donning a black outfit. He wields a staff as his weapon.
* '''Drew Vincent''' (K. Jill Sorgen) A grungy tomboy who works at the coffee shop owned by her aunt that the kids regularly hang out in. She becomes Centaur, wearing a purple outfit. She uses a battle axe as her weapon.
* '''Swinton Sawyer''' (Rugg Williams) The BlackAndNerdy brains of the group, also the friendliest. He wears a yellow suit and holds the power of Apollo. His weapon is a small unnamed double-bladed weapon.

The series originally ran for 40 episodes in the fall of 1994 on the Creator/USANetwork.

BTW: Yes, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' fans. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer This]] ''[[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer is]]'' [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer a real series]].

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!!''Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills'' provides examples of:

* BareYourMidriff: Laurie when she is transformed into Scorpio.
* TheCameo: Zsa Zsa Gabor, running for mayor in a ForWantOfANail episode.
* CherryTapping: Knightron does this to Isolus in "The Spy".
* CombiningMecha: When their tame chop socky isn't enough to get rid of a monster, the teens can combine into Knightron, a robotic space knight of overwhelming power. Thing is, his power is [[PowerLimiter "finite"]], and only to be used as a last resort (which doesn't stop the teens from forming him even when they're winning).
* DisappearedDad: It's implied that Gordon doesn't have a father when he bonds with Swinton's dad and starts doing things with him without Swinton, much to the latter's [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]].
* ADogAteMyHomework: A monster, actually.
* EarthIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Emperor Gorganus wants to conquer it to be able to use a portal network to conquer the universe and states he won't destroy it because the portal network would be destroyed as well.
* EvilSorcerer: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Sorcerer]].
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: The teens use what appear to be melee weapons, but their only function is to shoot lasers.
* HeadBob: Of course. Emperor Gorganus is especially notable.
* GlobalWarming: Invoked in one episode where one of Gorganus's monsters ''eats the ozone layer'', causing the world to become unbearably hot.
* GoodIsNotNice: Nimbar. He cares little for the teens' personal lives and chides them whenever their mundane conflicts risk interfering with the mission. [[Franchise/XMen Professor X]] he is not.
* AnIcePerson: Isolus.
* IconicOutfit: Nothing about this show is "iconic," but objectively speaking, Gordon is very fond of neckties and always wears one with his day-to-day clothes. Even in the FreakyFridayFlip episode where he switched bodies with Laurie, he wore one as her.
* ItCameFromBeverlyHills: As the title suggests, the series is set in Beverly Hills.
* MonsterOfTheWeek: Averted. There were about eight monsters that Gorganus would send out again and again depending on which one is best suited for his plan. This was most likely due to the show's shoestring budget. The episode "Emperor for a Day" lampshades this.
* NoodleIncident: In the episode "Trust", a freak electrical occurrence causes all of the lockers to pop open at school. Drew's diary falls out and the team reads an entry which explains exactly why she doesn't talk about her parents (she lives with her aunt). The purpose of this was for Drew to be alienated enough to not join the group in their next fight, but the contents of the entry are never expounded upon.
* PowerTattoo: Used as {{transformation trinket}}s.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Unlike in ''Power Rangers'', the heroes of this show initially didn't really like each other. This changed when they officially become friends in the episode "Winner Takes All". Their pretending not to be friends when questioned about it was lampshaded in the episode "The Psychiatrist".
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Two of the monsters had a reptile theme (a snake and a dragon).
* RightOutOfMyClothes: In a dream sequence in "A Nightmare on Rodeo Drive," Gordon uses his mind to instantly strip Laurie down to her bra and panties.
* SixthRanger: Orion temporary joins the team.
* {{Stellar Name}}s: The team all use constellations for their names.
* SupremeChef: Laurie is revealed to be a very good baker in "The Quitter".
* TeenageMutantSamuraiWombats: Without context, the series sounds like a parody with a random WordSalad title.
* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted. In the two-parter "The Psychiatrist", Drew's aunt Nicole calls in a shrink because she believes Drew has Complusive Lying Syndrome.
* TotallyRadical: Some of it, like Drew constantly describing things, including getting her tattoo, as "hinky".
* WesternZodiac: Combined with FourTemperamentEnsemble and some artistic license. The teens take the guardian constellations Aquarius (called Apollo), Sagittarius (called Centaur), Scorpio, and Taurus.
* WillNotTellALie: The villain Ninjabot won't lie, as part of his code of honor (as in, he's vowed loyalty to Gorganus, but can still [[LoopholeAbuse make a deal with the Sentinels to get rid of Gorganus and steal his throne]]).
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