My local Christian thrift store came through again, and I found a couple of Superkids videos. Below is the first one..
Commander Kellie & the Superkids
The Intruder (VHS) (1992)
Kellie Copeland as Commander Kellie
Ryan Brockington as Paul
Elizabeth Stewart as Missy
Jenny Van Wagner as Valerie
Stephen Glenn as Rapper
Joel Davis as Alex
Cory Edwards as NME Agent
Carman as Mario
Commander Kellie and her super kids are part of the Superkids Academy. They fight the evil NME Corporation (Notoriously Malicious Enterprises), a media company that spreads evil programming (FOX?).
They believe if they can control the children, they can control the future. Hmm… Christians should know a little something about that. Get the kids to church, and they stay in church. And the parents follow, right Christians, right? I didn’t have the privilege of watching this show as a kid, but I’m pretty sure I would have liked it. The sci-fi theme, combined with militaristic uniforms and dance choreography is a guaranteed winner.
I love how these shows make it seem like unbelievers = evil bad-guys who believe in God, but fight against him despite the fact that you have to be a complete idiot to think you’ll win. Hey Kids! Join the SuperKids Academy, and you too will defeat every straw man that comes your way!
Carman guest stars in this video. During the second song, they keep shooting to him staring and nodding, like he’s checking them all out. Creepy.
Commander Kellie reminds me of Captain Janeway. Well, only because she’s in uniform, has boobs, and if you squint your eyes she kinda looks like her. Oh, and she touches people waaay too much.
It being 1992, there is of course a rapping kid, who goes by the original name of “The Rapper“. He wears his hat backwards and says “Yo” alot.
Alex (Joel Davis) is the token nerd, and token minority. And he’s adorable. I’m pretty sure I found him online, still in the ministry. And still flashing that smile.
Every children’s show has the “Leader Kid”, and in this show it would be Paul (Ryan Brockington). He has done some work here and there since then.
Finally there’s the evil NME agent. He makes funny faces and I think he’s supposed to be the comic relief.
He’s also done some impressive work since then as the writer/director of Hoodwinked! A funny movie by the way
Commander Kellie is the real star of course. She’s played by Kellie Copeland Swisher, the daughter of big time televangelists Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. She’s still in the ministry but gets flack for being a 3 time divorcee. Hey, you can’t expect Commander Kellie to stay tied down when she’s got a whole crew of kids stuck in the Delta Quadrant, and the Borg on her ass!
Below are the two featured songs, which include ALL of the dance moves invented in the early 90′s.
Superkid Academy Song
The “Truth in the Word” song has the best choreography EVER. It reminds me of the dance scene from Romy & Michelle. But you may compare them yourself and see.