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This review is from: Invader Zim 1: Doom Doom Doom [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Yes, kiddies, it is true! Invader Zim has finally come home to DVD. The cult hit that was too bizarre and dark for Nickelodeon to handle. The fans have demanded for the show to be available, and now here it is. "Invader Zim Volume 1: Doom Doom Doom" is fantastically wild and zany--a show unlike any I have ever seen before.
Zim has been banished by his own planet for the mayhem and destruction he had caused, but to get him out of their hair the higher ups decide to give him a "secret mission." That mission is to take over a planet that nobody on the Irken planet has ever heard of--which turns out to be Earth. The higher ups don't expect him to be successful, but Zim doesn't know that and takes the mission head on with his brainless, but highly entertaining robot slave, Gir. Dib is a kid who is obsessed with aliens and other sorts of "phenomena," and is determined to stop Zim at all costs--that is, unless his sister destroys him for taking the last soda! All of this makes one heck of an entertaining premise for an off-the-wall animated show.
I was extremely happy when this DVD came out and got it as fast as I could. The shows have a very high replay value and they never fail to get a laugh out of me. It's hard to believe that such a show used to be on Nickelodeon... but I guess that's why it isn't on that channel anymore. It is dark and creepy, but it is extremely humorous as well. While Zim is very funny with his outbursts of anger, I have to say that Gir really steals the show. That robot always makes me laugh in some insane way. All of the episodes are great and never lacking.
The DVD has some cool features to offer. It is a two-disc collection that contains episodes 1-9 (most have two episodes each). Some features include commentary, animatics, interviews, and for fun, "Irken" subtitles that can be turned on during each episode.
"Invader Zim: Doom Doom Doom" is definitely something to check out for those who have a warped and dark sense of humor. Don't let the "Nickelodeon" icon fool you, this show is incredibly bizarre and outrageous! Adults are bound to enjoy it as much as the kids, if not more. It's great to see this show finally get the DVD treatment. Now, you can relive some of your favorite episodes over and over again. And if your favorite episode doesn't appear in the volume... never fear. Volume 2 is on the way. Highly original and entertaining. -Michael Crane