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Ben 10: The Complete Season 1
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Ben Tennyson was just an average 10-year-old kid until he discovered a strange alien watch in a crashed meteorite. Called the Omnitrix, this watch gives Ben the ability to transform into any of 10 alien heroes, all the while keeping his 10-year-old personality.]]>
All 13 episodes of the 2005-2006 debut season of Ben 10are included on this double-disc set; fans also get a lesson on how to draw Ben from artist Scooter Tidwell, and there's a commentary track on "Secrets" from creators/Man of Action members Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey, Joe Kelly, and writers Tramm Wigzell and Thomas Pugsley. Several of the commentary participants also contribute to a brief sneak preview of an upcoming season. -- Paul Gaita
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The premise: Ordinary 10 year old Ben Tennyson comes upon a mysterious alien artifact (resembling a wristwatch) which grants him temporary access to the forms of ten alien species, each of whom is inherently imbued with its own superhuman ability. In the constant company of his wise and benign grandfather Max (who hints of an enigmatic past, proving that being a "plumber" is more exciting than one would think) and his clever, sassy cousin Gwen (who he initially dislikes), Ben, early on, learns his lessons as he heroically attempts to abide by the famous Spidey quote: "With great power comes great responsibility." But his attempts to live up to that credo are at constant odds with his more carefree and mischievous pre-adolescent tendencies. Accordingly, he strives to use his new-found super powers to nab villains, all the while keeping at bay the maurauding alien, octopus-faced Vilgax, who will stop at nothing to own the Omnitrix. But, as civic minded as he has become, that doesn't mean that young Ben can't have any fun...
The hook, of course, is that this young, normal kid all of a sudden gains and gets to play with the powers of ten formidable alien beings. Part of the fun is in witnessing Ben discover all the diverse forms (some of which are strange and kinda gross, and one, Ghostfreak, even really unnerving) he comes to inhabit and his varying reactions to 'em.Read more ›
I remember waking up around 5:30AM so I could get ready in time to watch Reboot before going to school in the morning, or coming home and watching the Fox Kids lineup. I remember Saturday mornings full of decent quality choices in cartoons all the way from 6:00AM to noon. Heck, between Bill Nye and Beakman, we even had great science shows. And that was just the network channels!... But then that all went away...
I never stopped watching cartoons, it's just that I stopped watching action cartoons. Once Samurai Jack left me, nothing had my interest anymore. When Ben 10 originally premiered, I was positive it was another doofy kids action show that would be cancelled in a year. In fact, I only bought the first season because it was on sale for $5.00. I would have never given it a chance otherwise, but I'm glad I took that chance.
Ben 10 is more than just a good cartoon, it's a cartoon that reminds me of everything I loved in the cartoons I grew up on. This is the type of show I would have woken up early for. If you want good solid action and humor with aliens and explosions, you will find it here.
The dialogue is pretty well written, with great pacing and a great sense of humor. Some of the things Ben says when he first turns into Ghostfreak are just funny ("ninja old people!"). Something you will notice right off is that each show is its own adventure, but there is always a main plot stirring in the background.Read more ›
Enter Ben 10. Good family values with Grandpa and older cousin keeping the impulsive Ben on track. One reviewer said this was the new Transformers and the new Voltron, and I agree, but Ben 10 is much higher quality. Plenty of comedy, plenty of heroics, and an all around good watch.
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Ben 10 is a pretty entertaining show. The DVDs were all in good condition and had interesting extras to watch with them.Published 27 days ago by KK Bellingham WA