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Bureau of Alien Detectors
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Genre Science fiction
Developed by Eric Lewald
Julia Lewald
Directed by Ron Myrick
Starring Michael McConnohie
Bree Anderson
Peter Spellos
Reuben Daniels
Sammy Lane
Walter Rego
Tyrone Week
Composer(s) Shuki Levy
Kussa Mahchi
Larry Seymour
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Joel Andryc
Eric S. Rollman
Producer(s) Ron Myrick
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Saban Entertainment
Distributor Saban International
Original network UPN
Original release 1996 (1996)

Bureau of Alien Detectors (commonly initialized as BAD) is a 1996 American animated series by Saban Entertainment that aired on the UPN network's weekend-morning cartoon block UPN Kids. It was touted as "X-Files meets the A-Team," and only lasted for one season.


The series follows the exploits of the Phalanx Squad of the titular organization, led by war veteran Ben Packer, and consisting of resident psychic Casey Taylor, biologist Shane Sanderson, computer expert Colin Marcus, and super powered alien encounter survivor Moose Trengannu. But as they protect humanity from threats beyond the stars, some of the higher ups in B.A.D. have their own plans for the aliens.


  • Michael McConnohie as Ben Packer
  • Bree Anderson as Casey Taylor
  • Peter Spellos as Moose Trengganu
  • Reuben Daniels
  • Sammy Lane
  • Walter Rego
  • Tyrone Week


No. Title Written by Original air date
1 "The Hunt" Francis Moss
Ted Pedersen
September 8, 1996 (1996-09-08)
The team must defend an extraterrestrial ambassador nicknamed "Crystal Eve" from alien terrorists who are opposed to the sharing of knowledge and technology between species.
2 "Hothouse" Cary Bates September 15, 1996 (1996-09-15)
A renegade scientist's attempt at solving world hunger using spores "gifted" to Earth by aliens goes awry, and results in a Costa Rican jungle being overrun by otherworldly flora.
3 "The Encounter" Eric & Julia Lewald September 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)
B.A.D. investigates a spaceship crash near a small South Dakota town, the residents of which are acting secretive and strange.
4 "Freezer Burn" Bruce Reid Schaefer September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
When a hazmat team disappears in the frigid Canadian wilderness while looking into a spaceship sighting, B.A.D. is dispatched to locate them. Along the way, they find clues to the disappearance of a fellow agent named Miguel.
5 "The Awakening" Chuck Wagner October 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
Long-gestating subterranean monstrosities hatch and begin terrorizing rural Kansas.
6 "The Curse of Tassim" Francis Moss
Ted Pedersen
October 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
Two separate archaeological digs, one in Egypt and the other in Arizona, unleash a pair of ancient, malevolent energy beings known as "The Fiends of Tassim."
7 "Always Faithful" Russell Wiederspahn October 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)
Sanderson is left in charge when Packer vanishes while investigating a spike in possible paranormal phenomena in the Bermuda Triangle that may involve Miguel.
8 "Twinkle, Twinkle Part 1" Steve Melching
David McDermott
October 27, 1996 (1996-10-27)
Earth's communications array is thrown into disarray and its military cemeteries pillaged by the Martians, a marauding race that uses cyborg zombies to conquer planets, destroying any that refuse to submit to their rule.
9 "Twinkle, Twinkle Part 2" Brooks Wachtel November 3, 1996 (1996-11-03)
As the Earth is overrun by the undead, it is up to Casey and Moose to take out the Martian mother ship under the guidance of the benevolent alien Peytar.
10 "Gifted" Mark Edens November 10, 1996 (1996-11-10)
A California town finds itself at the mercy of a troubled, genetically-enhanced child.
11 "Grease Trap" Barry Hawkins November 17, 1996 (1996-11-17)
A radioactive meteorite lands in a Louisiana swamp, and mutates the resident larvae into creatures that grow and multiply rapidly by ingesting oil.
12 "And Then Comes the Rain" Diane Fresco November 24, 1996 (1996-11-24)
A freak heatwave in North Dakota precedes a torrential downpour that prematurely ages and mutates anyone exposed to the rainwater, which originates from a giant, cloud-like alien.
13 "Bone Deep" Don Glut December 1, 1996 (1996-12-01)
Alien radiation originating from beneath the Nevada desert has produced a race of sentient, animate dinosaur fossils.
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