Oh those wacky space teens, all they want to do is surf. At least that’s what we can infer from the trailer for the show Alien Surf Girls (known as Lightning Point in Australia).
Nickelodeon wants to get in the sci-fi game, and will air the first episode of Alien Surf Girls, “Wipeout,” at 7:30pm Tuesday the 29th on Teen Nick. Most of this trailer is little more than kids running around on the beach while twangy surf guitar plays over the top, though there is an occasional spacecraft zipping through the sky overhead, and a crop circle or two.
The show follows a pair of wayward space girls from another galaxy, Zoey and Kiki, who just want to come to Earth and catch a few waves. In the middle of a sweet surf vacation in the small beach town of Lightning Point, the pair runs into some spaceship trouble and enlist the help of Amber, a local teenage human, to help preserve their cover. That last part is easier said than done since their arrival was well observed and the entire town is all a-twitter with rumors of aliens and UFOs. You can imagine the shenanigans that ensue.
I can’t say that I’m going to watch Alien Surf Girls. I prefer not to be that creepy old dude watching teenage girls run around in bikinis. But I do like that this is happening. It doesn’t look like a good show, but then again, I’m not the target audience. The teenage female market isn’t a demographic that gets much sci-fi aimed their direction, so good for the folks at Nickelodeon for trying to fill that void.