Battle of the Planets has become one of my favorite episodes. I don't think I liked it as much the first time that I saw it, but with each viewing I have come to like it more and more. Given this trend I will probably eventually forsake all other forms of entertainment wholly so that I can concentrate on this sole episode…until I quit my job and run out of electricity money anyway.
On to relevance! In Battle of the Planets Zim
learns that the ancient inhabitants of Mars have turned their planet into a giant spaceship which can be piloted from a control seat located underneath the face on Mars. Dib
learns that Mercury can also be flown from a control seat inside the Butt of Mercury. Zim
brings Mars to Earth where he plans to use it to squish out all human life, but Dib
manages to deflect him. Zim
eventually pulls a Han Solo and takes Mars into the asteroid belt, but instead of deftly maneuvering around the asteroids they essentially destroy him.
The subplot of this episode features Invader Skoodge
who has just successfully conquered Blortch. The Almighty Tallest
don't want a short, fat and ugly invader to be the icon of Irken galactic conquest so they load him into a cannon and blast him into the side of the planet.
My Favorite Moments:
There are really too many moments in this one to really list them all. I loved the entire planet battle sequence, Skoodge
being fired into Blortch and the final asteroid sequence.