Ben 10: Alien Force

Ben 10 Returns: Part 1

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 4/18/08
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  • Episode Description
  • 15-year old Ben Tennyson discovers that the Forever Knights are trading weapons with the DNAliens. At the same time, Grandpa Max has mysteriously gone missing. With the help of his old enemy, Kevin, and his cousin, Gwen, he decides to return the Omnitrix on his wrist and go hero once again.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Yuri Lowenthal

    Ben Tennyson

  • Greg Cipes

    Kevin Levin

  • Ashley Johnson

    Gwen Tennyson

  • Joe Kelly

  • Steven T. Seagle

    Self

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • ben 10 alien force ben 10 returns part 1 review

    By firebrid5, Jul 31, 2009

  • Perfect Beginning

    By jarret_ng, Apr 26, 2009

  • A very good pilot and a great adventure!

    By dragonboy2009, Jul 28, 2008

  • As the new series takes the spot of the beloved Ben 10, we find our heros once again. Only not all of them are reunited. With Grandpa Max missing, Kevin joins Ben and Gwen in a fight against the evil Forever Knights.

    By ben10gurl, Jun 05, 2008

  • This was the first episode of the new shoe, Ben 10: Alien Force. Ben discovers that his grandpa is missing. He also finds the Forever Knights trading weapons with the DNAliens. With the help of his cousin Gwen and his old enemy Kevin, he goes to find Max.

    By Torus_333, Apr 23, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Kevin: (Ben, Gwen, and Kevin arrive at the Forever Knight castle) This is it. Ben: So, nobody picked to look for knights in here. Kevin: You didn't!

    • Grandpa Max: (in hologram) I left this recording where I knew only you would find it. I'm in a bit of a situation, but it's nothing I can't handle. Certainly nothing for you to worry about. There's renewed alien activity on Earth. I'm investigating it. (fades away and comes back) Oh, don't worry about the Omnitrix either. I have it and it's completely safe. They'll never get their hands on it. Say hello to your cousin Gwen for me. Love you, Max out. (fades away and DNAlien hologram appears for a second).

    • Highbreed Leader: You may speak now half-breed vermin. DNAlien: Gratitude master. For months now, someone has been leaking the details of our secret operations to the authorities. I have new information of interest. We have found the source of the leak. His name is Max Tennyson. We've had trouble with him before. Highbreed Leader: Then let this be the last time he troubles us. Destroy him!

    • Ben: You still got some of that stuff on your hair.
      Kevin: (Gwen feels her hair) Other side.
      Gwen: (disgusted) Eww...

    • Gwen: Ben, seriously!
      Ben: This is a really bad time for a reboot! (rotates Omnitrix three times and stops at the hologram of Swampfire) I don't recognize any of these guys. Oh well. Under the circumstances, this one looks pretty good!

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    Notes (16)

    • This is not the first time actors Greg Cipes (Kevin) and Ashley Johnson (Gwen) worked together. They played Beast Boy and Terra on Teen Titans.

    • In this episode we see that Kevin has just gained the ability to absorb metal and concrete.

    • This is the first Time we see Kevin since Ben trapped him and Vilgax in the Null Void in the Ben 10 episode "Back With A Vengeance".

    • Canada Airdate: This episode first premiered as part of Teletoon's Fall Flash Foreward on August 17. It's official premiere is September 6.

    • Gwen's powers appear to have changed from the original season as she no longer uses magic incantations.

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    Trivia (28)

    • Apparently Ben became legendary after he defeated Vilgax with the Onmitrix.

    • We find out that Level 5 technology is illegal on Earth.

    • Ben called his mother "mom" when he was running up the stairs and she never minded. In the original series, his mother and father perfered to call them by their original names.

    • Cash appears to have lighter-colored skin than in the preceding series.

    • Running Gag: In the show, the thick white stripe that comes down from his left shoulder is on his right shoulder in most posters. This has been occurring for a long time.

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    Allusions (7)

    • Gwen's eyes glowing in pink is much like Saturn Girl from the Legion of Super Heroes.

    • Kevin's Absorbing Powers Kevin's Absorbing any material he touches is a lot like the unidentified creature in the last Teen Titans episode, "Things Change."

    • Kevin - Name: Kevin's last name, Levin, is a word play to his alias in the original series, "Kevin 11."

    • Kevin's Powers - The Absorbing Man: Kevin's absorbing powers are almost exactly the same to Marvel's "The Absorbing Man" powers. They can both absorb anything they touch, and gain its properties, such as absorbing metal and getting super strength.

    • Ben's Jersey - Show Allusion: Ben's soccer jersey number is 10, which is a reference to the show's title.

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