Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince

Season 1 Episode 7

The Locals

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Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Oct 29, 1983 on CBS
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The Locals
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Will, the leader of a gang called The Vikings gets more than he expected when he confuses Prince Yubi's cipher for a simple gold and ruby bracelet and orders the well meaning Joey to remove it from the prince's wrist.

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  • The head of the Vikings mis-interprets Prince Yubi's cipher for a gold and ruby bracelet--with life-threatening consequences.

    10
    The cipher! In "The Prince and the Bag Lady" we learned that it told the prince when to eat and that other Antarians also wore them. In Day of the Hunter, we learned it could detect "orgon". In Gold Mine, we learned it could be shared and was very important to Antarians.



    But not until "The Locals" do we truly understand the most important job of the cipher: keeping Antarians alive on planet Earth. When head of a gang called "The Vikings", Will, sees Prince Yubi's cipher, he just assumes it is gold with a large ruby--worth money! Doing everything he can to trick Yubi out of the bracelet, Yubi defeats his every ruse. Until Will and the gang use physical threats upon the well meaning Joey to force Joey to physically remove the cipher--with immediate consequences: Yubi faints, a clear sign that he cannot breathe without the cipher's assistance.



    This episode is a wonderful episode. First and foremost, for what we learn about Antarians as a people. Second, for Christopher Burton's acting which is suburb! His character is put on the very edge of death and he plays his scenes as expertly as any seasoned adult. Third: given this show's target audience is school-aged children, the show gives poignant lessons about bullies, violence, and compassion.



    Thanks to Joey's compassion and decision to do the right thing in the end, Yubi's life is saved just in the nick of time. The story teaches the importance of standing up to bullies and helping--even when doing so puts you at risk. What a wonderful thing lesson!moreless
  • The vikings, a youth gang endangers Prince Yubi's Life.

    6.5
    Prince Yubi, out trying to find a job in order you buy food comes across a group of kids.



    The leader of the gang sees Prince Yubi's bracelet, and thinks its youth millions. He and his gang hatches a plan to get the bracelet from Yubi by betting on a video came. Yubi, never had played the game before was tricked into the bet. But his skilled came through winning the video game and breaking the record. Upset over the lost, the gang lays a trap for Yubi and takes it by force. But this bracelet was something more. It was what kept him alive on Earth. Soon Yubi started getting ill.moreless
Brandon Camp

Brandon Camp

Joey

Guest Star

Atticus Wisener

Atticus Wisener

Billy

Guest Star

Jason Carter

Jason Carter

Fred

Guest Star

Angie Bolling

Angie Bolling

Darah (credited but does not appear)

Recurring Role

Joe Rainer

Joe Rainer

Khyber (Credited but does not appear)

Recurring Role

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