Animorphs

Season 1 Episode 1

My Name Is Jake (1)

4
Aired Unknown Sep 15, 1998 on Nickelodeon
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My Name Is Jake (1)
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Sometimes weird things happen to people. Ask Jake. He might tell you about the night he and his friends saw the strange light in the sky. He may even tell you what happened when they realized the "light" was only a plane... from another planet. Here's where Jake's story gets a little weird. It's where they're told that the human race is under attack, and given the chance to fight back. Now Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias, and Marco have the power to morph into any animal they choose. And they must use that power to outsmart an evil greater than anything that world has ever seen...moreless

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  • great!

    10
    great show! great ep! i read this book in hebrew, of course, but it's the same. it called "Ha-plisha".



    most of the ep's events based on book #1, but not all. Msrco's joke about the Hork Bajirs and Taxons is missing. here they detailed the animorphs' escaping from the controllers, too much. what they did to the dragon beams? they aren't described like that in the books! unless if in english it's not the same...



    what more to do to get a great show? jokes. Marco is doing a great job, and most of the funniest quotes belong to him, so we can enjoy...moreless
  • great!

    10
    great show! great ep! i read this book in hebrew, of course, but it's the same. it called "Ha-plisha".



    most of the ep's events based on book #1, but not all. Msrco's joke about the Hork Bajirs and Taxons is missing. here they detailed the animorphs' escaping from the controllers, too much. what they did to the dragon beams? they aren't described like that in the books! unless if in english it's not the same...



    what more to do to get a great show? jokes. Marco is doing a great job, and most of the funniest quotes belong to him, so we can enjoy...moreless
  • boring series. much more excitement in the books...

    1.0
    this series is boring to watch. the books give much more excitement that watching it. its much more better to read the books and imagine other that watch it and be dissapointed at the same time. home they do a remake of the series. but do it better. the effects is important.
  • Jake, normal teenager makes a change... for the better

    7.0
    The famous series books become a tv series, too bad it's not done as well as it deserved, although some actors have been "discovered" such as Shawn Ashmore (Earthsea, Smallville), Brooke Nevin (Charmed, The 4400) and Paulo Costanzo (Joey). Great, but the morphing is not as described as in the books...
Diego Matamoros

Diego Matamoros

Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul

Guest Star

Richard Sali

Richard Sali

Principal Chapman

Recurring Role

Eugene Lipinski

Eugene Lipinski

Visser Three

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The Animorphs theme tune/opening sequence tune is:
      No turning back
      No backing down
      Nowhere to run
      No solid ground
      No place to hide
      No-one to trust
      No-one to help you when you're lost
      There's only us
      It's all in your hands
      Hold on
      Hold back the darkness
      Gotta take a stand
      It's all in your hands

      However this is not heard until the next episode.

    • If you look closely to the Dracon beams the Controllers are holding, its actually just flashlights, modified to look alienic.

    • By the books, Visser Three is only the rank of the Yeerk. His name is Esplin9466. The Andalite-Controller's name is Alloran Semitur Koras.

    • According to the first book, the monster that Visser 3 changed into is an Atrianian swamp monster that he found on a dying planet.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Jake: Hi. My name is Jake. I wanted to tell you, make this message because if anything happens to me or any of my friends, somebody needs to know what's going on. I can't tell you where I live or my last name. You just have to trust me that what I'm talking about is real. This is a real place, a real town. It may even be your town.

    • Elfangor: I am Elfangor, of the Andalite world. I've come... (groans)
      Cassie: Jake, give me your shirt. He's wounded.
      Elfangor: There's nothing you can do for me.
      Rachel: It's gonna be okay. Cassie knows a lot about animals.
      Marco: Way to insult the guy, Rach.
      Elfangor: The wound is fatal. I will die. But there will be others.
      Jake: Others?
      Elfangor: Unlike me, they have come to destroy you.

    • Jake: From now on, we just talk to each other. Trust no one... Principal Chapman's a controller.

    • Jake: It was so bizarre. I was trapped. I had no other choice and I remembered what the alien said, so I put my hand on Homer and I started concentrating. All of the sudden I started.. mutating.. I could hear my bones crunching and twisting. I watched my palms become paws. I became my dog.

    • Marco: You know...funniest thing happened to me last night. Some blue dude with four legs put me and a few other idiots in charge of saving the world.

    • Elfangor: The Yeerks are parasites. They must have a host to live in. On Earth their hosts are humans. They enter your brain and take over your thoughts and feelings. These hosts are called 'controllers'. They can be anyone, your family, your friends. Earth is their next target.

    • Rachel: Maybe we should try talking to it.
      Marco: Yeah. Just let me get out my Alien/English dictionary.

    • Jake: (to Homer) Stay.
      Marco: Oh sure. The dog gets to stay.

    • Jake: My name is Jake. Half an hour ago, I was just a regular kid. Not anymore. It's amazing how quickly your whole life could change.

  • NOTES (2)

    • The laws of the show differ somewhat from the books. In the books, the Animorphs could not morph clothing unless it was skin-tight, however, in the show (most likely for time and simplicity) the Animorphs can morph any kind of clothing.

    • Narrated by Jake, based on Book #1, The Invasion.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Beast Wars:

      In this episode, we can see the main characters actually playing a Beast Wars video game, which shares similarities with this series.

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