Invader Zim is back to take over the world and all its annoying inhabitants in an all-new DVD with Invader Zim: Operation Doom. This brand-new set is filled with the top rated episodes from America’s favorite wacky friends – Zim, Gir, Dib and Gaz. It picks up with a mission of doom that isn’t going quite as planned, so watch and see if Zim finally succeeds! This set is an excellent addition to the InvaderZim collections from the Emmy®- and Annie Award®-winning show. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Invader Zim: Operation Doom comes out today on DVD Feb. 22, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99 in stores or you can find it on amazon.
Invader Zim: Operation Doom Episode Synopses:
The Frycook What Came From All That Space
While in school, a mysterious figure kidnaps Zim and takes him into space. It is revealed that this person is an Irken who was previously Zim’s jail master before he escaped in the first episode. Zim is put to work in a fast food restaurant on a snacking planet called Foodcourtia. Zim manages to escape before a massive amount of snacking causes the gravity to prevent anyone leaving the planet for 20 years.
It’s career day at school and Dib has been paired with an idiotic paranormal investigator named “Bill”, while Zim goes to work at a fast food restaurant called McMeaty’s. However, after discovering Zim is moulting due to a planetary equinox, Dib tries to convince his new mentor to help him expose Zim. The moulting process, while disgusting and explosive, only lasts a few seconds, so it is crucial that “Bill” pays attention. The expert, however, is not interested and Dib must trick him into going to the restaurant. “Bill” is distracted and fails to see Zim moult. After moulting, Zim is fired from McMeaty’s.
Dib desires to do a presentation about Zim for a meeting of the Swollen Eyeballs, a secret society that attempts to track down aliens and other such paranormal beings. The society requires that he must have a permission slip signed by his father, Professor Membrane, before he can do this though. Professor Membrane has a television show and Dib must endure various trials (including a Thunderdome) to gain access to his father. Dib fails the trials, but is successful in getting his father’s signature. However, he cannot give his presentation as he lost his suitcase during the trail (which contained proof of Zim’s alien heritage). This is the first of the three episodes to not feature Zim.
The Nightmare Begins
The Irken race is having a great assigning for Operation Impending Doom II, where all Invaders are assigned a planet to conquer. Zim is not invited, as he nearly destroyed the planet Irk during Operation Impending Doom I; yet turns up anyway, and hoping to never deal with him again, The Almighty Tallest send Zim on a fake mission to the edges of their known universe and issue him a dysfunctional Standard Information Retrieval unit who called himself “G.I.R.”, where they hope he will die/be lost and never found. Unfortunately, there is a planet called Earth on the outskirts of the Irken universe, and whenZim finds this world he assumes this is the subject of his “mission”. After arriving on Earth, Zim attempts to fit in and fools everyone except his schoolmate Dib, a young paranormal investigator, who vows to capture Zim and prove that he is an alien.
Gaz, Taster of Pork
Dib discovers that his electronic spell drives still have two credits on them, which allow him to cast spells. Not knowing what the spells would do, he casts one on his sister Gaz instead to see what would happen. The result of the spell is that Gaz tastes pigs no matter what she eats, apart from hot dogs. Gaz threatens Dib’s life if he doesn’t reverse the spell, so he and Gaz go to another dimension to request the spell be undone. Gaz answers three questions correctly and the spell is reversed. Dib, however, is stuck cleaning toilets with brushes on his head, as part of a deal he imposed on the creator of the spell.
Dib sees the school’s counselor, Mr. Dwicky, about his problems at school, and Dib tells him about how Zim’s an alien trying to take over the Earth. Surprisingly Mr. Dwicky says he believes him and that he wants to help him out. He later reveals to a colleague that this is just a ruse to get Dib to trust him. They trick Zim into thinking aliens are coming to meet him in the woods to give him super weapons but after a while of waiting, Mr. Dwicky reveals he doesn’t really believe Dib. At that point some real aliens turn up and offer to take Mr. Dwicky with them. As he loved aliens as a child he jumps at the chance and Dib is left behind with nobody else believing him.
The Voting of the Doomed
Zim decides to use the school’s election to gain power, so Dib becomes the manager of his opponent to try and stop him. Zim streaks ahead after making many promises to the students that are crazy, but wins them over anyway. Dib counters this by using a mind control device on the child who’s opposingZim so he can debate with him properly. Dib’s candidate wins the election, but the school faculty brings him to a lab where they (very painfully) remove his individuality and free will, making him nothing more than a mindless figurehead for the oppressive school. Needless to say, Dib is not pleased, as it would have been Zim who would have met this fate if not for Dib’s efforts.
Zim requests more powerful weapons but the Almighty Tallest do not want to give them to him, so he is sent to the deadly training planet Hobo 13 to prove he is worthy of the new equipment. Zim, through extreme selfishness and sacrifice of his teammates, surprisingly gets to the end of the trials. The commander, who is appalled at how Zim has acted, decides to take Zim on in a ring-fight, but Zim manages to beat him by using the power from his opponent against him.
Walk For Your Lives
Zim is doing time related experiments on Dib, but the experiment explodes. Dib manages to escape but he is “slowed down” and can only move very slowly. Also produced is an explosion, which is also exploding very slowly. Zim decides that the explosion needs to be put into the city cesspit to stop it from exploding and destroying his base. After some frustration and against the advice of GIR and the computer, Zim decides to throw Dib into the explosion to cause it to speed up. The explosion then explodes at normal speed.
Dib goes on his favorite TV show Mysterious Mysteries to tell the world the story of Zim and to share a video of Zim he had filmed. To Dib’s surprise, Zim, GIR, and Gaz also appear on the show to tell their sides of the story. They each tell their own versions, which are then performed in reconstructions on the show for the benefit of the viewer. The presenter of the show decides that Dib and Zim are crazy and tells the viewers that nobody will ever know what truly what happened in the video, leaving Zim’s cover saved, once again, by the show’s character’s stupidity. Although he shows signs of insanity himself, the show received strong ratings because “people love crazy”.
Professor Membrane constructs an energy-creating device and Zim gets the idea to sabotage it to destroy the world. Dib realizes that he must stop Zim, but during his preparations he discovers a version of himself who is beaten up and hurt lying in his bed. This version tells Dib that he is from the future and he needs his help to stop Zim, as he’s too weak. So Dib goes to where future Dib told him to go, but it is a trap set by Zim, and the future Dib is in fact a robot controlled by Zim. Dib is stuck in a cage with a monkey while future Dib goes to the starting of the energy device to destroy it. Gaz is annoyed by Dib and beats him up, preventing him from causing the destruction. She then realizes he is a robot after one of its robotic eyes pops out. Zimquickly gets over his loss and decides to watch the real Dib getting tormented by the monkey.
Plague of Babies
Zim fears that a human baby has seen him out of disguise. Believing the baby to be a threat to his mission, he attempts to interrogate it, only to discover that it is in fact an extraterrestrial monster that, along with others of its species, has been stranded on Earth since the destruction of its spacecraft years ago. The aliens attempt to steal Zim’s ship, but by exposing them to a field that induces stupidity, generated by GIR, Zim is able to incapacitate them and pass them off as human infants once again.
Bloaty’s Pizza Hog
Dib is kidnapped by Zim and taken to a station orbiting Earth for torture and vivisection. Gaz is forced to go to save him so as to be in time for a rare family dinner at her favorite restaurant. Gaz nearly decides to let Zim attempt his experiment of taking out Dib’s organs but thinks that Professor Membrane wouldn’t allow them to go to the restaurant without reassembling Dib, so Gaz releases Dib and takes an escape ship that Zim foolishly guides them to. Zim takes chase in another ship but is taken down by Gaz’s superior flying skills (most likely due to her gaming skills such as in NanoZIM). Gaz, Dib and Professor Membrane meet at Bloaty’s Pizza Hog and are about to enjoy their meal when Zim bursts through the door. Dib protests that he should finish Zim off but Gaz left him strapped on a platform and he could not move. But Zim is terrified of the crudely mechanized singing animals and runs back out the door.
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