A series geared towards kids age 13-16 explores what the world will look like in the year 2050 as experts in various fields consider how advancements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will affect the future.
Overseen by TV-animation veteran Margaret Loesch, the daily, half-hour educational cartoon series The Zula Patrol was set in the "Zulaverse," where dwelt a band of zany aliens who traversed the galaxy, getting in and out of trouble while learning a lot of valuable information about science and astronomy -- and not a few vital lessons about tolerance and problem solving. Bula was the diminutive, green-skinned leader of the Zula Patrol; Bula's crew included the pink-colored female spaceship pilot Zeeter, multi-eyed absentminded professor Multo, anthropomorphic flying dictionaries Wizzy and Wigg, and the crew's versatile shape-shifting animal mascot, Gorga. The principal villain was oval-headed Dark Truder, who sported a living toupee (and a female one to boot!) named Trixe. Described by its parent network PBS as "Intergalactic Brain Fuel," The Zula Patrol was first telecast in the U.S. on September 11, 2005.