Destroy All Humans! Briefly Comes To TV
October 25, 2005
The quirky and underrated Destroy All Humans! is headed to television. FOX has picked up the license to the program and is currently working with Jim Dauterive of TV's King of the Hill on adapting the video game about an alien invasion on Earth into a weekly computer-animated series.
Set in the 1950s, the third-person action game puts players into the bulbous gray head of Crypto 137, an alien who has landed on Earth and is intent on destroying it. The game takes a comic approach and spoofs '50s Hollywood B-movies.
I'm intrigued by this and will check the show out when it reaches the air, but I also remember that this is the FOX Network we're dealing with here, the network that gave the ax to Futurama, Family Guy, Wonderfalls, Firefly, The Lone Gunmen, and a handful of other shows with great potential and entertaining qualities. If history holds true then if Destroy All Humans! turns out to be a work of genius we'll get to see four episodes on the air before the network cancels the show and drops the unaired nine episodes to DVD. FOX has done it before and they'll do it again.