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''Alienators: Evolution Continues'' (a.k.a. ''Evolution: The Animated Series'' for British audiences) was an animated series that ran from 2001 to 2002 on Creator/FoxKids, based on the 2001 movie ''Film/{{Evolution}}''. The story picks up after the events of the film, following the continuing adventures of Ira Kane, Harry Block, and Wayne Grey, and also introduces a fourth hero in the form of a Blue Beret soldier named Lt. Lucy Mai and a TeamPet named Gassie, as well as the BigBad known as Scopes, leader of an army of StarfishAliens called the Genus.
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!!Tropes:
* AdaptationalVillainy: It was inferred in the film that the aliens were merely wild and freaked out beasts reacting to their new, strange environment. In the series it's made explicit (via Scopes, once he becomes intelligible) that they're malevolent invaders.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: In the second episode Ira listened to a recording of Scopes' roars and [[HollywoodScience deduced]] that Scopes was in fact speaking in binary. He then translated it into English to reveal some generic megalomaniacal threats. The next time Scopes appeared he'd become fluent in English.
* AnimatedAdaptation: Hence the UK title.
* BigBad: Scopes. Whenever one was destroyed another Scopes would be generated, with each one being [[ItCanThink smarter]] than the last due to a "telepathic GeneticMemory."
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: For some reason ([[FollowTheLeader cough]] [[Franchise/PowerRangers cough]]) our heroes need brightly colored jumpsuits.
* DaChief: General Woodman and Allison Reed, moreso the former, with the latter acting as MissionControl.
* DefrostingIceQueen: If you thought Allison Reed was a little chilly in the film, Mai takes it UpToEleven. Despite this, Ira still seems to be all over her. General Woodman is a potential male example, being a JerkAss ObstructiveBureaucrat who slowly turns into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* ExactWords: In one episode Harry and Ira are in a military jail with Lucy as the guard. General Granger orders her to not let "those clowns" out. Since Harry and Ira are not "clowns" she lets them out after trolling them for a minute.
* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: While missiles and similar munitions looked and acted normal and an attack helicopter was at one point shown firing what appeared to be mundane machine guns, in the last few episodes the military was shown using FrickinLaserBeams that are [[AsLethalAsItNeedsToBe As Lethal As They Need To Be]].
* {{Flanderization}}:
** Wayne isn't just a fireman in-training now - for some reason he's an engineering genius who soups up their fire engine on a daily basis, even though by his own admission in the film his knowledge of science extended to doing some chemistry in high school.
** Harry Block wasn't really interested in ''sports'' - he was interested in ''women's sports'' because... it was funny. In a Creator/FoxKids show that's completely unthinkable, so he's just a sports nut. He was a funny guy but he was still a qualified teacher, something that the series only brings up twice.
** Ira seems to be much younger and has become so stupidly into science to the exclusion of almost everything else that it's not even funny.
** Woodman didn't hate Ira before; he was just an arrogant JerkAss who looked down on him because he had been fired, and for a good reason. Now he hates Ira for being an irresponsible loose cannon who nonetheless managed to receive a medal directly from the President. He gradually stops being an obnoxious hardass, however, something most apparent in "Itching for the Genus."
* GeneticMemory: The Genus has this as part of a HiveMind basis with Scopes acting as a sort of HiveQueen.
* HowWeGotHere: "To Carthage Then I Came" begins with Lucy carrying an unconscious Wayne through the deserts of Tunisia as she narrates a flashback on what happened to them, Ira, Harry, and Gassie earlier that day.
* LesCollaborateurs: [[GeneralRipper General Granger]] as part of his [[TyrantTakesTheHelm New World Order]] scheme teams-up with the Genus. Scopes however planned to have him RewardedAsATraitorDeserves.
* MeaningfulName: Gassie, who is a GassHole.
* RealityEnsues: At the end of the film, Wayne was dubbed an honorary fireman by the governor, but in the three-part pilot episode Wayne claims that he is still a "fireman in-training." Just because you're an "honorary" fireman doesn't mean your training's finished.
* SelfDestructMechanism: The Center for Impending Disasters has one in the form a NeutronBomb because the lab used to be used for studying viruses and it needed to prevent an outbreak in the case of an emergency.
* SpiritualSuccessor (no pun intended): To ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters''.
* TeamPet: Gassie.
* WeaponisedCar: The team's ride, an old fire engine that Wayne found and refitted [[Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}} Ecto-1]] style.
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