The Zula Patrol
Mutual Distraction/What Goes Up Must Come Down (#111)
MUTUAL DISTRACTION: Dark Truder hides a magnet in a cloud to magnetize the Zula Patrol, rendering them ineffective, but it's Wizzy and Wigg who end up magnetized. The Zula Patrollers learn all about magnetism as they try to save the siblings - and themselves, when their ship becomes a giant refrigerator magnet.
WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN: Explorers from the planet Polkadottia make an emergency landing on Zula and send cryptic visual messages for help to the Zula Patrol. Once our ZPers are able to decipher these messages and find the stranded Polkadottians, they are also able to figure out their problem: The visitors come from a smaller and less massive world than Zula, so they aren't used to the stronger gravitational pull and mass of the ZPers' planet. Our heroes tow the Polkadottians to Mercury - a planet that equals Polkadottia in mass and gravity. There, they help the visitors fix their ship so they can return home. [28 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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Series Description: In THE ZULA PATROL, a group of animated aliens travel the galaxies to learn new and exciting things about science and space exploration. The series, targeted to pre-kindergarteners through third-graders, delivers both astronomy-based science education (orbits, eclipses, moon phases, asteroids, comets, gravity), as well as character-building lessons. The Zula Patrol, stationed in the far reaches of outer space on the bright orange planet Zula. The group, always on the lookout for the villain Dark Truder & his toupee-wearing sidekick Traxie, includes: Bula, the fearless captain and intrepid explorer; his co-pilot Zeeter, a wild space jockey in her own right; Multo, an intergalactic absent-minded professor; Gorga, a loyal puppy-sized pet with amazing tranformative abilities, and Wizzy & Wigg, a cosmic pair of flying dictionaries. THE ZULA PATROL provides a dynamic, focused and fun learning experience for children, while encouraging them to think innovatively and approach problems evenhandedly.
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