YOU CAN'T CUT BACK ON FUNDING! YOU WILL REGRET THIS!
Heh...yay, now gather round chillums. I'm pretty much just going to go over the first episode, where most everything is explained.
MaTT [TiK] said:
What's Invader Zim about?
You see, theres this alien race, the Irkan empire, and their goal is total galactic domination. They base their leadership off of height. The taller you are, the better. Their leaders are the almighty tallest, who, in the beginning of the first episode, are holding this big meeting on the planet Conventia to assign their Invaders to different planets for conquest in what they call Operation Impending Doom 2. An Invader's job is to find the weaknesses of a planet and exploit it so they can take it over more quickly.
So they hand out assignments for each of the invaders, and just as they are wrapping things up, this guy Zim shows up, who is like the shortest Irkan in the entire Irkan Army, but has a megalomaniacal streak 100 miles long. He claims his invitation to the meeting never arrived, but the Almighty Tallest tell him that he was never invited and he should still be in exile on the planet Food Courtia for screwing up Operation Impending Doom 1 by creating mass destruction before even leaving their home world.
But Zim is persistant and finaly, just to get them out of the way of their operation, they give him a phony assignment on an unimportant planet far on the other side of the galaxy: planet Earth. The Tallest hand out Standard-issue Information Retrieval units (aka SIRs) to all the Invaders. SIRs are little robots that will assist their master any many ways and be very useful for many things. The Tallest don't want to waste their resorces on Zim, so they give him a thrown together robot who calls himself GIR (but no one knows what the G stands for). Gir is half-mad and very stupid, but the Tallest convince Zim that that is just a design feature to fool the enemy.
Anyway, Zim and Gir head off to Earth and set up their base there, which they disguise as a house. Zim then creates some half-assed disguised for Gir and himself. He disguises himself as a boy, though its obvious from his green skin and lack of ears that he is an alien, and he disguises Gir as a dog (but neither does it look very convincing, nor does he act the part). Fortunately for him, humans are too stupid and close-minded to realise this. The only one who recognises this is a boy named Dib, but no one believes him because he's always going on about bigfoot, and chupacabras, and government conspiracies.
And so hilarity ensues...its a very off-the-wall series with a lot of dark humor. It's created by Johnen Vasquez, the creator of the comic books 'Johnny the Homicidal Maniac' and 'Squee'. If you know anything about these, you'd think it very odd that Nickelodean would ever think about airing the show. :P I reccomend you download the first episode, 'The Nightmare Begins' off Kazaa or something if you want to get into the series.