Ben 10

And Then There Were 10

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 12/27/05
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  • Episode Description
  • After the final school bell rings, 10-year-old Ben Tennyson is ready to head out for a camping adventure with his Grandpa, Max Tennyson, and unfortunately, his rival cousin, Gwen Tennyson. After the trip to the campsite and the unruly aspects of dinner, Ben wanders out into the forest and meets up with a meteor bearing an alien device: the Omnitrix. Upon discovering it, it jumps onto his wrist, giving him the ability to change into ten different alien heroes. After experimentation and trouble with robot droids and bounty hunters sent by the evil Vilgax, Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max begin the camping trip that would change their lives forever.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Paul Eiding

    Grandpa Max

  • Tara Strong

    Ben Tennyson

  • Thomas Pugsley

  • Scooter Tidwell

  • Meagan Smith

    Gwen Tennyson

  • Fan Reviews (33)
  • Its Hero time!

    By BenGoku, Mar 22, 2009

  • A decent pilot.

    By ZaleIsBackAgain, Aug 02, 2010

  • Interesting

    By Fourarms10, Apr 06, 2008

  • "And Then There Were 10".

    By tenn99_23, Mar 21, 2008

  • Freaking awesome!

    By Benwolf13, Jan 25, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (42)

    • (Vilgax's ship is chasing the smaller blue ship) Robotic Lieutenant: Hull damage: 20 percent, but the system's still operational. Vilgax: I have come too far to be denied. The Omnitrix shall be mine, and there is not a being in the galaxy that dares stand in my way.

    • Ranger: (As Diamond Head fights the giant robot) What is going on here? Gwen: You probably wouldn't believe me if I told you. Now come on. (The ranger hesitates, but runs once the giant robot throws Diamond Head into his truck)

    • Robotic Lieutenant: Their propulsion systems have been destroyed. Vilgax: Prepare to board. I want the Omnitrix, now!

    • (Two bullies back Jamie into a tree) Bully #1: Normally, we'd take your money and beat you up. But since it's the last day of school, we're going to give you a break. Now fork over the cash so we can get out of here. Ben: Leave him alone! Bully #2: Get lost, shrimp. Ben: I said, back off! Bully #1: Oh, looks like we got us a hero. Suppose we don't wanna back off? Bully #2: What are ya gonna do about it, Tennyson? (The three stare intently, then Ben attacks; Ben ends up hanging from a tree with Jamie)

    • Diamond Head: (Pointing to his chest, taunting the giant robot) C'mon. Burn one in here. Grandpa Max: Get out of there. Run! (Giant robot blasts Diamond Head) Diamond Head: (Reflects blast) What comes around goes around. Let's see how you like it, ya techno-freak. (Cuts giant robot in half with reflected blast)

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    Notes (20)

    • The two bullies at the start of the episode are named Cash and JT, as revealed in "The Unnaturals."

    • Heatblast was Ben's first transformation.

    • Grandpa Max seems to have an unruly taste for weird food, such as mealworms and sheep's tongue.

    • Main Transformation(s): Heatblast, Wildmutt, Diamond Head and XLR8.

    • This is the origin episode of how the Omnitrix Prototype was obtained.

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    Trivia (20)

    • Look Hard: Near the end of the episode, half dome hill is is seen in the background, this means that the first stop on their trip is a Yosemite.

    • Pay Attention/Outside Knowledge: Ben (as Heatblast) mentions playing Little League in the fall; however, Little League plays its games in the spring and summer.

    • When Ben turned into four of the aliens, he should have noticed the Omnitrix's symbol. Wasn't he at least eager to know what would happen if he touched it?

    • Look Closely: When the Omnitrix first shows the silhouette of Heatblast, the two lights on the top right corner of the Omnitrix faceplate aren't green like they're supposed to be.

    • Look Closely: Ben's eyebrows keep changing from black to brown, which actually turned into a running gag in the whole series.

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    Allusions (18)

    • Meteor Ben got his 'powers' from the crash site of a meteor, this is similar to how Vandal Savage got his power in the Justice League episode "Maid of Honor."

    • Wildmutt's appearance looks a lot like the dog-like alien guards seen in the Teen Titans episode, "Betrothed," aside from the orange fur and the lack of eyes.

    • Vilgax's Drones The soldiers on Vilgax's ship serve very much the same way as Slade's robots serve him on Teen Titans.

    • XLR8: Speedfreak XLR8 looks similar to a marvel villain known as Speedfreak. He has similar blades on his arms, the extreme speed, and even a similar visor that lowers while he is running.

    • RV: Cross-Country Travel The way in which Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max travel around the country in their RV is just like The Wild Thornberrys series, when the Thornberrys travel around the world in their traveling van.

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