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Wizards vs Aliens

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Wizards vs Aliens sees two worlds collide as young wizard Tom Clarke and his best friend Benny defend the earth from magic-eating aliens, the Nekross. Aided by the hobgoblin Randal Moon, Tom must stop Varg and Lexi from draining the earth of magic!

Episode: Fall of the Nekross Part 1

Original Transmission Date: 26th November 2012
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Gareth Roberts

Ursula casts a spell to send the Nekross into deep space but only succeeds in making them travel a very short distance but Benny comes up with a detailed plan – which blows up all the school computers – to gather all the exobytes in the universe to defeat the aliens and sends it to them via an email. However when they switch it on it immobilises all the ship’s life support systems,dooming them to die within the hour. As the wizards and their friends are celebrating Benny’s victory the Nekross appear on his computer and Lexi appeals to Tom to save them.

Episode: Fall of the Nekross Part 2

Original Transmission Date: 27th November 2012
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Gareth Roberts

Whilst Ursula and Michael rightly think the Nekross should be allowed to die Benny inexplicably feels compassion and he and Tom head for the stone circle where Tom uses very strong magic to teleport his friend onto the Nekross ship. This knocks him unconscious but Ursula casts a spell to revive him. Benny saves the Nekross who inevitably show their gratitude by trying to kill him but he transports himself back to Earth and joins the others at the stone circle.

Episode: The Last Day Part 1

Original Transmission Date: 3rd December 2012
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Phil Ford

Tom is having nightmares of the night,ten years earlier,when,on Halloween,his mother Helen died after protecting him from an alien force. Soon afterwards he starts to see her and Randal explains that she is a ‘pale shadow’,come to warn him of danger. Eventually he meets her but she has no memory of who she or Tom are. She directs him to a warehouse, which was her most recent memory, but the warehouse is occupied by Nekross, who are making clones of Helen to obtain her magic.

Episode: The Last Day Part 2

Original Transmission Date: 4th December 2012
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Phil Ford

The Nekross explain that when Helen died fighting their probe ray they extracted part of her DNA in order to synthesize clones and recreate her magic. However Helen casts a spell allowing her and the boys to escape home. Randal gives her an amulet which restores her memory but she and Ursula know this cannot last and,after the family has returned to the factory and used magic to destroy the Nekross cloning factories around the world, sending the aliens back to their planet, Helen disappears again, happy in the knowledge that her son will be a powerful wizard.

Episode: Endless Night, Part 1

Original Transmission Date: 2nd December 2013
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Phil Ford
During a solar eclipse the Nekross put into effect their plan to control the moon’s orbit, causing a permanent eclipse and total darkness on Earth. As wizards can only have three spells every sunrise and there is no sun, it means an end to their powers. Then the Nekross announce their demand to Tom and his family that unless the world’s wizards surrender, millions will die.

Episode: Endless Night, Part 2

Original Transmission Date: 3rd December 2013
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Phil Ford
As NASA prepares to send a rocket to dislodge the moon, Tom offers himself to Lexi as a sacrifice if she will spare the world – a gesture which, unlike her family, she finds noble. However, Benny learns that moon rocks are buried beneath the magical stone circle and takes Tom there. The power of the stones rectifies the moon’s orbit and saves the Earth, though its unleashing reminds both Tom and Lexi of their time on the Neverside as a happy couple. Jathro and Chancellor Kooth meanwhile plan to overthrow the Nekross king.

Episode: All Out War, Part 1

Original Transmission Date: 9th December 2013
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Russell T Davies
Tom is visited by the Jacana family, wizards who claim to have found the source of all magic in a giant diamond. However, the family of three have been forced into the visit by Varg, who has stolen the genuine diamond and replaced it with a booby-trapped substitute, which blows up, mortally wounding Ursula. Varg captures Benny and Tom, placing the latter in the magic extractor but, just as Tom’s magic is drained from him. Chancellor Kooth and her son Jathro declare that they have marshalled the Nekross against the royal family and, after destroying them, will go on to conquer the Earth.

Episode: All Out War, Part 2

Original Transmission Date: 10th December 2013
Director: Joss Agnew
Writer: Russell T Davies
As the rebels attack the royal family of Nekron, Lexi sees the importance of having Tom as an ally and reverses the process, giving him back his magic which enables him to render the ship invisible. On Earth, the shade of Helen appears to give Ursula her life back and to send an important instruction to Tom, which will make him even more powerful, enabling him to wipe out the rebel forces, give Lexi what she wants and to prove to Varg that wizards ARE more powerful than aliens.


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