Saul of the Mole Men
On a mission to the Earth’s core for the government’s STRATA agency, Saul Malone crashes his drill ship and stumbles upon the Mole Men.
Baffled by their customs and rituals, Saul runs afoul of the Mole Men by injuring their elder leader, killing their god and spreading disease. But Saul of the Mole Men is about more than just a stranded scientist. It involves political intrigue, time travel, and, of course, vampires.
Saul of the Mole Men, created by Craig Lewis, uses the most advanced mid-20th century technology, such as green screens and puppets, to deftly combine live-action and animation. Twenty episodes are in production.
Saul of the Mole Men is a 15-minute, serialized comedy-adventure combining live-action and puppetry and is shot entirely in front of a green screen. Saul of the Mole Men is executive produced by Peter Girardi, Craig Lewis and Tom Stern and is inspired by the work of Sid and Marty Krofft (Land Of The Lost), serialized sci-fi (Tom Baker-era Dr. Who) and the Planet of the Apes franchise.
Saul of the Mole Men premieres on Adult Swim on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 12 a.m. [Cartoon Network]. Check you local listings.
Okay, so those of us who grew up in the 70s all remember those live action Saturday morning TV shows like Land of the Lost, Space Academy, Sigmund and the Sea Monster, Bugaloos, Far Out Space Nuts and the like. Well, this new Adult Swim series follows suit and brings us psuedo sci-fi along with all the cheezy special effects, bad acting and even puppets just like when we were kids. Each episode is 15 minutes long [like most of the Ault Swim shows] which might be all we can handle out of this one. But Star Trek fans might find a similarity [at least to the background of the promo clips shown on the network's website].
Check it out. At least this live action series has a link to the animated world, albeit a small one, unlike previous network blunders like Saved By The Bell [what the hell were they thinking?].
Check out the previews: