The Zula Patrol
A Star Is Born/Galactic Star Games (#125)
A STAR IS BORN: When the ZPers travel through a Wormhole created by Wilson, he sneezes, accidentally shooting them into a region of space that is far from home. Their fuel is lost and the only way our heroes can return to Zula is by using the solar energy that will be emitted by protostars inside a nebula, after they change into full-fledged stars. But the protostars our ZPers meet are afraid of changing and fulfilling their destiny. Our heroes help them through that process, and the protostars learn that change can be good.
GALACTIC STAR GAMESAt the Sun's request, the Zula Patrol travels to the Star Games, a competition for stars, to help out the Sun's Aunt Dorothy, an older red dwarf star that wants to compete. But they soon discover that Dorothy and her older friends are being discriminated against because of their age. [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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