In the far flung regions of human colonized space, children who are born and raised amongst the stars sit around camp-fires on barely habitable chunks of rock and tell each other stories of vampires and aliens that burst out of your chest. You will also hear stories of Operation: Aliens, a would-have-been 90’s Saturday morning kids cartoon based around Kenner’s Alien figures.
The story goes that in the early 1990’s, 20th Century Fox was looking into producing an animated Alien series aimed at children that would have aired during the 11:30am slot on Saturday mornings. It would have aired while Kenner’s popular Alien figures were in stores and interest in the Alien franchise was being bolstered by Alien 3’s theatrical release.
The legend continues that an unnamed Korean studio had produced a pilot episode for the series and stills had been obtained from their website and circulated online. Ultimately, it would be cancelled due to the poor performance of Alien 3. Or so the myth would have us believe.
The truth of the matter is somewhat different, though. There simply was no Operation: Aliens series in development and there was no long lost pilot episode. Click here to continue reading!
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