In the year 3000, the planet Earth has become overrun by alien insects. A dangerous rift between man and nature has begun, and the new world government is helpless to stop these powerful creatures. Enter Dex Hamilton, alien entomologist and leader of a team of offbeat characters who are dedicated to keeping the Earth safe while preserving these bizarre insects in his unique sanctuary.Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
is a children's animated television program that is an international co-production between March Entertainment and SLR Productions in Canada and Australia.
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist contains examples of:
- Ace Pilot: Zap Monogan
- Big Bad: Syrrus
Tung: "It's like staring into my soul. Only with more birds. And fewer voices."
- Egomaniac Hunter: Regis Stone
- Evil Poacher: Regis Stone
- Evilutionary Biologist: Syrrus also Dr. Monogan, the creator of Zap.
- Expy: Dex is Steve Irwin IN SPACE! He even has the accent!
- Fantastic Voyage Plot / Belly of the Whale: The space whale episode.
- The Future
- Goggles Do Nothing: Jenny, Zap and Tung all wear goggles. Jenny and Zap never wear them over their eyes, while Tung never takes his off his eyes.
- I Resemble That Remark: This exchange (when the characters are being forced to express their true feelings towards one another):
Zap: You're not exactly the brightest firefly in the swarm, if you know what I mean!
Tung: As it happens, I don't!
- It Tastes Like Feet: When Dex and his crew are Caught in a Snare, Tung attempts to break the rope with his prehensile tongue, only for their captor to tell them that the rope is woven from unbreakable alien silk worm residue. Tung then adds "And it tastes like feet".
- LEGO Genetics: Jenny and Zap are both the product of genetic engineering.
- MacGyvering: Jenny 10 is an expert at this.
- One-Winged Angel: When Zap's insect DNA overwhelms his human DNA, he transforms into a gigantic, monstrous insectoid form. Fortunately, his friends are able to bring him back.
- Overly-Long Tongue: Tung
- Rip Van Tinkle: When the series Big Bad Syrrus awakens from a centuries long hibernation, he ponders what his first act should be. After a few seconds thought, he decides it should be to find a bathroom.
- Science Hero
- Space Opera
- Space Pirates: In one episode Dex and his crew are captured by space pirates who have imprisoned a giant star fly.
- Space Whale: Combined with Fantastic Voyage Plot when Dex and his crew have to travel inside the body of a space whale in order to save it.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Zap can turn into a giant destructive bug if his DNA becomes unbalanced
- Winged Humanoid: Zap Monogan
- Wrench Wench: Jenny 10