Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills

Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills

Opening Title Card
Created by Jim Fisher
Jim Staahl
Starring Leslie Danon
Richard Nason
K. Jill Sorgen
Rugg Williams
Voices of Glenn Shadix
Ed Gilbert
David L. Lander
Composer(s) Michael Turner; Steve Griffen, Gryphon Music Services
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 40
Running time 27 minutes
Production company(s) DIC Entertainment
Distributor DHX Media (currently)
Original network USA Network
Original release October 3 – December 8, 1994

Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills is an American television series which was produced by DIC Entertainment and aired on the USA Network during the 1994–1995 season.[1] Reruns of the show later aired as part of the Cookie Jar Toons block on This TV from 2011 to 2012.


The show was set in Beverly Hills, California. The four central characters of the show were teens selected by a blob-like alien named Nimbar to fight off the monsters sent by the evil Emperor Gorganus. Gorganus is intent on conquering Earth because it is the focal point for a network of "Power Portals" that would facilitate conquest of the galaxy. In the first episode, Nimbar recruits the four high school students and with a touch by his "finger" gives them each a tattoo, based on a constellation in the celestial sphere. When their tattoos flash, this means Nimbar needs them and a power portal appears that they can pass through to enter his chamber. Nimbar is the Head Protector of the Power Portals. As such, he served as a Zordon-like mentor.

The teens could then stand atop platforms called "Transo Discs" and transform into "Galactic Sentinels" with super powers. When they put their hands together in an interlocking square they form the ultimate Galactic Sentinel called Knightron.[2]

In one episode, there was a replacement for Laurie when she was injured badly by Predaraptor. He is known as Orion in sentinel mode, his true form. His civilian name was unknown in his duration on Earth. But when Nimbar pronounced his name in an utteration of slurs and gurgles, he stated with a sneer "Just call me Rick." He was played by Kevin Castro who also played Tanker in the related series Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad.

They frequently could be seen in a coffee shop owned by Drew's aunt Nichole Nash.

One interesting difference between the two shows is that in this show, people noted they were missing. When Drew's aunt confronted her about this and Drew revealed her secret, she brought her to a psychiatrist to help with her "delusions." It also differed from similar shows in that the heroes were not good friends and in that they sometimes had trouble getting along.

The show also featured at least one episode that made a jab at the "monster of the day" convention by showing how tactically unsound the practice is for conquering a planet. Gorganus went on vacation in that episode. His chief henchman Lechner tried to conquer Earth in his absence, and when the monster he sent was about to be destroyed, he recalled it and sent another moments later. The heroes were nearly defeated until the main villain returned and re-implemented the "monster of the day" formula.

It should be noted that the Galactic Sentinels must not reveal their true identity to anyone. In the event that someone happens to follow them through a power portal, they will end up being subjected to the Memory Fader once the monster that Emperor Gorganus sends is defeated.


Galactic Sentinels

The Galactic Sentinels are champions of Nimbar who can be summoned to him when the tattoos bestowed upon them flashes:



These are monstrous mercenaries with various abilities that Emperor Gorganus sends to Earth for various tasks. Emperor Gorganus can reconstruct his monsters if they are destroyed, modify the monsters' powers, strengthen them, or even transfer the powers of one monster into another. The following monsters have been used:

Other characters


  1. In the Beginning.... - Emperor Gorganus makes his plans to conquer Earth and sends Ninjabot to attack Earth. Nimbar selects four teens to be his champions and become Galactic Sentinels.
  2. The Note - Drew writes a note to make Gordon think Laurie likes him to prove he just follows rules. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends Neuragula to Earth.
  3. How Time Flies - Emperor Gorganus sends the Sorcerer to speed up time on Earth which causes some problems for the Galactic Sentinels.
  4. Switch - The Galactic Sentinels accidentally switch genders, changing bodies and lives during their fight with Voldek.
  5. Perceptions - Swinton gets advice from everyone on how to talk to a pretty girl. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends Slaygar to pollute the Earth.
  6. Three Cheats to the Wind - Drew works on her essay of Les Misérables. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends Octodroid to change the Earth's freshwater into saltwater.
  7. The Quitter - Neuragala uses his powers to turn Laurie into a selfish brat causing her to quit the Galactic Sentinels leaving the others powerless to stop Neuragala.
  8. Commitments - Drew and Gordon pose as a couple when they use the bracelet belonging to Gordon's mom to save the world.
  9. Mind Games - The Galactic Sentinels bring the Sorcerer's wand which causes Nimbar to act strangely and causes him to disband the Galactic Sentinels. Meanwhile, Swinton tells the others that his parents plan on transferring him to the Billwood Academy.
  10. The Spy - Emperor Gorganus sends Isolus to Earth disguised as a foreign exchange student named Ilse Lang.
  11. The Brain Drain - Gorganus Sends Neurecula to drain the minds of the people on Earth.
  12. A Nightmare on Rodeo Drive - Emperor Gorganus sends the Sorcerer to bring the nightmares of the Galactic Sentinels to life.
  13. The Rat - Gordon ends up having his mind transmogrified into Swinton's mouse Darwin upon going through the Power Portal with it at the same time. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends Culebra to raise Earth's temperature.
  14. The Cover-Up - Emperor Gorganus sends Octodroid to capture a Galactic Sentinel. He manages to successfully capture Swinton and now the others have to find a way to rescue him while trying to cover-up where Swinton is to his father.
  15. Bully For You - An attempt to restore Swinton's confidence by disguising Gordon as Culebra backfires when the real Culebrea appears and almost destroys the Galactic Sentinels.
  16. Trust - Laurie, Gordon, and Swinton read from Drew's diary when it comes to her family life. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends Voldek to knock out Earth's electrical grid.
  17. The Y Files - Two government agents arrive in Beverly Hills and consider it as Ground Zero for all extraterrestrial sightings. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends Isolus to Earth's desert in order to plunge the Earth into the next Ice Age.
  18. The Chocolate War - Thanks to Emperor Gorganus and Culebra, a friendly competition gets out of hand and threatens the ability of the Galactic Sentinels to form Knightron.
  19. The Monster Among Us - Gordon misses out on the date of a lifetime as Emperor Gorganus and Octodroid replaces Taurus with a look-alike android.
  20. The Universal Hitchhiker - Drew learns a lesson in believing in others when she redeems a fallen Sentinel call Orion that ends up saving the Galactic Sentinels from Predaraptor.
  21. Deja Vu - The Galactic Sentinels have to live a party life over and over until they get it right and destroy Neuragula who has trapped them in a time loop.
  22. The Ghost Warrior - Emperor Gorganus sends the Sorcerer to Earth disguised as Taurus in order to make a public appearance in a plot to lure out the Galactic Sentinels.
  23. The Opiate from the Future - Emperor Gorganus sends Slaygar to capture Pixel, an alien from Hunab Ku whose kind can predict the future. When the Galactic Sentinels rescue Pixel, the Galactic Sentinels hope to use Pixel in their advantage during their fight against Emperor Gorganus.
  24. The Leech - The Sorcerer places a Mind Leech onto Drew in order to find out the identities of the Galactic Sentinels. The Mind Leech ends up causing a personality change in Drew.
  25. Gordon Cries Wolf - Gordon's white lie gets him in trouble when he ends up involving Laurie when he overhears that a student named Brad is going to ask her out and then diss her. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends an upgraded Isolus to destroy the Galactic Sentinels.
  26. Penny for Your Thoughts - Laurie believes she has the ability to read minds as a Residual Effect from portalling. But what she hears isn't nice and is on the verge of tearing the team apart when they discover the false thoughts were planted by Neuragula.
  27. Turncoat - Given an opportunity by Ninjabot to save Earth forever from Emperor Gorganus, the Galactic Sentinels learn they cannot pass along their problems to somebody else.
  28. Mr. Popularity - After being hit by Wish Dust emitted from Predaraptor's tail, Swinton discovers he should be careful what he wishes might come true...especially if Emperor Gorganus can use it to destroy the Galactic Sentinels.
  29. Winner Takes All - The teens decide to be friends, only to learn friendship has its pitfalls, when Earth is at stake when Emperor Gorganus sends Ninjabot to challenge the Galactic Sentinels.
  30. Beverly Hills 902-Oblivion - The Galactic Sentinels must defend the homefront when it is discovered a Bal Darian Portal Torpedo has been portaled back to the Coffeehouse with them following their fight with Predaraptor.
  31. Ozone O-Mio - Emperor Gorganus sends Slaygar to suck up the Earth's ozone layer while Gordon is busy sucking up to Swinton's father.
  32. The Glitch - While fighting Voldek, the Power Portal develops a malfunction which sends the Galactic Sentinels to some very strange parallel universes where someone else is the Mayor of Beverly Hills.
  33. Emperor for a Day - Swinton tries to take a test that would get him into college. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus goes on vacation and Lecher watches over the place while Emperor Gorganus is away. Lechner almost succeeds in driving Nimbar to the breaking point with Culebra's appearing and disappearing from Earth.
  34. The Impostor - Aunt Nicole's soap opera "Storm and Stress" bases a new character on Drew, and Laurie lands the role. Laurie begins to emulate Drew in an attempt to "get in character." Drew's resentment at this threatens to destroy the Sentinels' team unity when Emperor Gorganus sends Voldek to Earth.
  35. Take Two Galactic Sentinels and Call Nimbar in the Morning - The common cold almost causes the destruction of the Earth when it sweeps through the ranks of the Galactic Sentinels, ultimately afflicting even Nimbar. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus sends Isolus to reverse Earth's temperatures.
  36. The Last People on Earth - Gordon tries to find the guy who ripped him off with the fake CD Player. Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus gives Voldek a Lifeform Compressor in order to collect the people of Earth.
  37. The Primal Scream - Emperor Gorganus attempts to activate a Portal Jammer which will defeat Nimbar. Drew, Swinton and Gordon race the clock to reverse a galactic virus which is de-evolving Laurie into a deranged monster while fighting Slaygar at the same time.
  38. The Psychiatrist Pt. 1 - The Galactic Sentinels face discovery, when Drew has to meet with a psychiatrist named Dr. Bradford Clamtin who wants to institutionalize her! Meanwhile, Emperor Gorganus installs a memory-enhancing chip into Snake Trooper so that he can anticipate the Galactic Sentinels' every move.
  39. The Psychiatrist Pt. 2 - Dr. Bradford Clamtin discovers the truth about the Galactic Sentinels as Snake Trooper begins its next attack.
  40. It's a Gorganus Life - On Christmas, Drew is eager to see It's a Wonderful Life and Nimbar plans to teach the Galactic Sentinels a lesson by placing them in a hologram to show what would happen if Emperor Gorganus had conquered Earth. Emperor Gorganus takes the opportunity to reprogram the hologram so that he can have an advantage when he fights the Galactic Sentinels.

DVD release

On October 1, 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment (under license from DHX Media) released the complete series on DVD in Region 1 for the first time.[3]


  1. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 935. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  2. Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters – The Complete Series, 2013 DVD, ASIN B00F3L8P1C
  3. "Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills DVD news: Announcement for Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills - The Complete Series". 2013-09-09. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
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