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Spaced Out (Allo la Terre, ici les Martin in French) was a French-Canadian cartoon from 2002, produced by Alphanim and Cartoon Network Europe.

George Martin, who lives in a regular neighborhood with his family, gets a job at a company called Krach Industries after his application is accidentally blown by the wind into the selection of chosen candidates for the job. As a result, George ends up becoming the director of a secret space station which is a giant dome containing an Earth-like town; as part of an experiment by Krach Industries, the Martins have to live in this space station, where there are other people living as well (including their neighbor and teacher).


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  • A God Am I: George starts to act with delusions of granduer after his mother convinces him that, as he controls the weather and day/night cycle for the station he is more than just the handyman everybody treats him as.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Fax and Goodgrief, the Martin family's pet dog and cat. The dog is yellow, which isn't too unusual of a color for such an animal, but the cat is blue.
  • Artificial Gravity: The Krach Industries space dome has artificial gravity that can be switched on or off at any time.
  • Black Dude Dies First: One episode had a black Krach Industries suit that got dissolved by acidic pulp which security aimed at an escaped experimental organism that had to be taken out at all costs.
  • The Ditz: As one of the Krach Industries employees puts it, George Martin is "Educated, but not too smart. Eager, but not too smart. Obedient, but not too smart."
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  • Domed Hometown: The Martins are made to live in a town contained in the Krach Industries space dome as part of the company's experiment.
  • Painting the Frost on Windows: The Krach Industries space dome has a switch to manually turn its sun on or off, changing the daytime to nighttime or vice versa. Justified since it's an artificial sun, with it being in a space dome and all.
  • The Scully: George does not believe in aliens. Not even when the station gets invaded.
  • Short Runner: Ran for a single 26-episode season.
  • Talking Animal: Fax and Goodgrief, the Martins' family pets.

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