Wizards vs. Aliens

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.5  (605)

Wizards vs. Aliens is a British television series that aired on the Hub channel from 2012 to 2014. Created by Russell T. Davies and Phil Ford, the show followed the adventures of a young wizard named Tom Clarke (played by Scott Haran) and his friend and science-fiction fan Benny Sherwood (Percelle Ascott) as they battled an alien race known as the Nekross.

Set in modern-day Britain, the show began with the arrival of the Nekross, a race of extraterrestrial beings who feed off magic. Their presence threatened to expose the existence of wizards, who had been living in secret among humans for centuries. Tom, a young wizard who had lost his family to the Nekross, vowed to stop them at all costs, aided by Benny and his own magical abilities.

Over the course of three seasons, Tom and Benny faced a variety of challenges and adventures as they battled the Nekross, who were led by the ruthless warlord Varg (played by Michael Higgs). Along the way, they encountered a number of other magical creatures, including the friendly Tylers, who lived in an alternate dimension, and the powerful rogue wizard Randal Moon (played by Brian Blessed).

One of the show's strengths was its use of mythology and folklore from around the world. Although the wizards were primarily based on the Western tradition, the show also introduced elements from other cultures, such as the Chinese myth of the Monkey King, who appeared as a recurring character. The Nekross themselves were inspired by the stories of witches and vampires, as well as classic science-fiction concepts like the Borg from Star Trek.

Another key feature of Wizards vs. Aliens was its character development. Tom and Benny were both complex and likable protagonists, with distinct personalities and flaws. Tom struggled with his grief and anger over his family's death, which at times led him into dark territory. Benny, meanwhile, was a geeky outsider who found acceptance through his friendship with Tom, but still struggled to fit in at school and at home.

The show also had a strong supporting cast, including Tom's mentor, the wise and enigmatic wizard Ursula Crowe (played by Annette Badland). Ursula was a key figure in the wizarding world, and proved to be a valuable ally to Tom and Benny throughout their battles with the Nekross. Other notable characters included Tom's love interest, Katie (played by Gwendoline Christie), and Benny's mother, played by Arsher Ali.

In addition to its compelling characters and imaginative world-building, Wizards vs. Aliens also boasted impressive production values. The special effects were top-notch, with the show's wizards and aliens rendered in impressive detail. The show also made excellent use of its locations, with many scenes taking place in real-world locations around Britain.

Overall, Wizards vs. Aliens was an entertaining and engaging show that combined elements of fantasy and science fiction in a unique and compelling way. Although the show was aimed at a younger audience, its engaging characters, exciting action scenes, and intriguing mythology made it enjoyable for audiences of all ages. Despite its relatively short run, the show left a lasting impression on fans, who continue to celebrate the show's legacy to this day.

Wizards vs. Aliens is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on May 20, 2013.

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All Out War, Part 2
14. All Out War, Part 2
April 19, 2014
Worlds collide as Earth becomes a battleground in an intergalactic war. Tom and Benny must risk everything to help Varg and Lexi, and stop Kooth's apocalyptic plan.
Endless Night, Part 1
11. Endless Night, Part 1
April 12, 2014
On the advent of an eclipse, the Nekross activate their magnificent master plan - to control the moon's orbit and bring everlasting night to Earth!
The Thirteenth Floor, Part 2
10. The Thirteenth Floor, Part 2
April 5, 2014
Trapped in the Neverside, Tom and Lexi must find ways to survive together -but is their friendship capable of becoming something more?
The Curse of Crowe, Part 2
8. The Curse of Crowe, Part 2
March 29, 2014
Tom and Benny suffer from Gemma Raven's curse -they hate each other, without knowing why. But can friendship overcome the darkest powers of magic?
The Cave of Menla-Gto, Part 2
6. The Cave of Menla-Gto, Part 2
March 22, 2014
Tom fights for his life in the Cave of Healing. But left alone, can Benny and Moon become friends for long enough to defeat the Nekross?
Vice Versa, Part 1
3. Vice Versa, Part 1
March 15, 2014
When Tom and Benny meet a mysterious Hobbledehoy, the boys find themselves rearranged! Benny now has magical powers, while Tom becomes a schoolboy genius.
100 Wizards, Part 1
1. 100 Wizards, Part 1
March 8, 2014
Tom and Benny make an amazing discovery - a new wizard called Chloe! The race is on to find her before the Nekross can feast.
Where to Watch Wizards vs. Aliens
Wizards vs. Aliens is available for streaming on the Hub website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wizards vs. Aliens on demand at Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    May 20, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (605)