Ben 10 is the first, of what has become four, very successful series (Ben 10, Ben 10: Alien Force, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien and Ben 10: Omniverse). The original series (Ben 10) was launched on the Cartoon Network in 2005. The subsequent ones air today.
Ben 10 is about a ten-year boy by the name of Ben Tennyson. He finds a watch-like device in the woods and his life is subsequently, changed forever. That watch-like device, known as the Omnitrix, transforms him into 10 different kinds of aliens.
After the initial series, Tennyson, three more series were developed and released. The series will continue its evolution. Omniverse, the latest installment, is scheduled, for release in June of 2012. Below, we will take a closer look at each of the series.
Ben 10- As mentioned above, Ben Ten is the original series in the franchise. In it, Ben Tennyson, travels with is family (Gwen Tennyson and Grandpa Max). Along the way, he happens upon the Omnitrix. He uses it to fight off bad aliens and criminals.
Alien Force – This series takes place five years after the initial one. In it, the boy decides not to wear the Omnitrix, at least for awhile. He makes the decision to once again start wearing the Omnitrix after his beloved Grandpa Max gets lost. When he puts it back on, he is able to turn into 10 aliens, different from the ones in Ben 10. This gives him the opportunity to take on a variety of new persona. Kevin Levin, who was once a foe, becomes his friend and ally in this series.
Ultimate Alien- In Ultimate Alien, Ben takes possession of the Ultimatrix. This new, advanced device, which is very similar to the Omnitrix, makes it possible for him to evolve into different alien personas and much more powerful entities. The Ultimate Alien series provided a continuation of the 10 programming, keeping the series alive, much to the appreciation of its fans.
Omniverse – Omniverse will make its debut in 2012 on the Cartoon Network, the home of the original series.This time around, Ben will obviously be back, as will Gwen. Kevin Levin will be apart of the series as well, amongst a host of other characters. The introduction of the Omniverse series has fans excited. If the older series are any indication of what is to come, then there is a lot to be excited about. Imagination, smart themes and good writing are characteristic of the television programs.
Ben 10 is still going strong. The initial program, which debuted in 2005, continues to evolve, with a total of four, series having been developed and released. As long as the demand for the series continues, expect to see Tennyson and a host of various friends and foes in some form or another. There is a ton of excitement surrounding Omniverse and a continued appreciation for the prior series. It will be interesting to see what series creators have in mind for Tennison, his family, friends and foes.