Andros returns, and this time he’s got bigger fish to fry – or should I say, skrill to fry. That’s the name of a deadly, invasive alien species that have arrived on earth to steal human, a valuable black-market commodity in the rest of the galaxy. Once again, Andros is at odds with the rest of his council, who give him a time limit of 6 days to TCB. Lucklily, he enlists the help of Steve and Wonder Woman; the three of them track down a couple of college students used as Skrill host bodies, and discover that the pernicious intruders are able to store minds in small egg-type devices, which is where the feale student’s mind is being kept. Part One closes with a real threat – the Skrill plant “catnip” in Diana’s apartment to lure Sardor, a big badass alien ogre, to kill her, and thus Wonder Woman, whom they figured out are the same person..
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More crazy interstellar hijinks revisits Andros (from the “Judgment from OuterSpace two-parter), who is now played by a much younger and better looking Dack Rambo. Again he is distrusted by his colleagues and has to go it alone. (Why don’t they listen to this guy – wasn’t he right last time?) The Star Wars influence is clearly evident here, given the show’s two-part format, increased budget for special effects, and the all-too-obvious modeling of the masked, dark-caped, Sardor after Darth Vader. There’s also a bit of the then-just released Close Encounters in here too, especially in the first half when the distrustful authorities cordon off a whole tract of acreage to “investigate” the aliens.
But all told, a good intro to what promises to be a crazy showdown. Given the superhero nature and campy tone of the show, it’s good to see WW face off against some threatening villains for a change.