Lloyd in Space is an animated television series. It's from the creators of Recess, and released in 2001. The pilot was written by Joe Ansolabehere, Paul Germain, and Mark Drop. The characters were designed by Eric Keyes. It tells the continuing saga of a 13-year-old alien boy and his mother.
From the creators of Recess, comes a series set in the far future, shortly after the end of World War IX. The show tells the continuing saga of Lloyd Nebulon a green-skinned alien (of the Verdigrean race) with strange ears and a single antenna sticking from his head. Lloyd lives in the Intrepidville Space Station along with his telekinetic and telepathic sister Francine and his mother, Commander Norah Li Nebulon, the Head of Intrepidville. Lloyd's friends are Eddie R. Horton (a red-haired teenage human), Kurt Blobberts (an enormous purple blob with a single eyeball and simple intelligence, of a species known as the Blobullons), and Douglas McNoggin (a giant brain with arms, feet, eyes and a mouth, of a species known as the Cerebellians). Other characters include Station (the station's computer). Mrs. Bolt (Lloyd's cranky robot teacher), and Brittany (Lloyd's on and off girlfriend).
Lloyd in Space was first introduced in early 2001 during Disney's One Saturday Morning on ABC. The show received higher ratings than initially expected, prompting Disney to quickly order additional episodes (some of which would air in the second season).
Lloyd in Space was officially cancelled in 2004. However, production of the show ceased in 2003, after the One Saturday Morning block was removed.
A total of 40 Lloyd in Space episodes were released in North America, Europe, and Asia. "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd" did not air in Asia due to its satirical religious holiday theme. "Commander Lloyd", "Day One", "Go Crater Worms", and "Ride Along" were never contracted to the Asian market. "Picture Perfect" was contracted exclusively to the Asian market and never made it to North America.
Lost episodes and scripts
Although there are technically 40 episodes in the entire series, only 39 were officially aired in the North American market. "Picture Perfect" still remains "lost", and has yet to show up on internet video stream sites (to date, all 39 other episodes can be found online for video downloading and streaming). A number of storyboard "scripts" have also surfaced via the internet since production ceased. These "scripts" generally contain storyboard ideas that were either completely finished or in the process of being completed.
In the website there are Webtoons which are deleted scenes from these episodes:
- "Boomer's Secret Life"
- "The Science Project"
- "Lloyd's Lost Weekend"
- "Francine's Power Trip"
- "Nora's Big Date"
- "Kurtlas, the Symbiotic Boy!"
- "Nerd from Beyond the Stars"
- "Pet Wars"
- "Android Lloyd"
- "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd"
- "Double Date"
- "The Big Sleepover"
- "Lloyd Changes His Mind"
- "Campout on Zoltan III"
- "Girl from the Center of the Universe"
- "You're Never Too Old"
Your average 12-year old boy of the Verdigrean species. With the help from his friends, he's also willing to get out of the station and see the outside world. But Lloyd's only 12 and he doesn't know what he is doing, so his quests for adventure always backfire leading to some major trouble. He frequently uses the word "junk", like most of the other characters. Lloyd is voiced by Courtland Mead, who also voices Gus Griswald on another One Saturday Morning show, Recess, respectively.
The commander of Intrepidville and Lloyd's single mother. Nora is a no-nonsense single parent who is also the commander of Intrepidville. Nora is tough but also extrememly level-headed, which comes in handy when she tries to save her baby Lloyd from haywire. Nora's husband never appeared in the series. She is voiced by April Winchell, the voice of Muriel P. Finster.
The space station's computer. When activated, he assumes the form of an eyeball attached to a long wire leading from any computer terminal. Station has a tendency to be fairly neurotic and oblivious to those around him. He is constantly popping out and giving Lloyd and his buddies advice and keeping his giant eyeball on them. He is voiced by Brian George.
Lloyd's human best friend who has orange, wavy hair. A schemer and a trouble maker, he's the kind of guy who always talks you into doing things you know you shouldn't do. Then, he disappears the second your hand is caught in a cookie jar (or Lloyd's in this case). He acts in a very "cool" manner. His father is a police officer. Eddie tends to think himself as the ladies' man. Sadly, he is the only human at Luna Vista. His birthday seems to be a month after Lloyd's birthday. Eddie is voiced by Justin Shenkarow, the voice of Gelman the Bully, Jerome the Advisor to King Bob, Eric the Strong Boy, and Chucko Kowalski's brother Cy Kowalski.
A member of the Cerebellian species who looks like a brain with glasses, arms, and legs. He is one of Lloyd's friends. While he is the most intelligent character in the show, he is also the least athletic. He is also known to make Lloyd's dreams a reality then comes up with that trivial detail that can get them out of trouble. Douglas is voiced by Pamela Hayden who also voices Steve, one of the Pale Kids and Lance the Pants. (Pamela Hayden also voices Milhouse Van Houten in The Simpsons).
Lloyd's large, purple, one-eyed friend of the Blobulon species. While sometimes slow on the uptake, Kurt is a gentle and kind boy. He likes Lloyd because the guy can help him with his homework and gives him Zinc Chips from his lunch. Kurt acts as the extra muscle in Lloyd's pack. His head can be removed from his body and still function. Kurt is voiced by Bill Fagerbakke (who also voices Patrick in Spongebob Squarepants).
Lloyd's younger sister who is 5-6 years old. She refers to her big brother as a dork, and thinks that he is likely to tease him. In front of her mom, she's a sweet little angel. But when Mom's out, Francine- who has the ability to read minds, blow up stuff, and make things float- she loves using it to manipulate Lloyd or better yet, get him busted. She loves her doll Rosie, and loves to use her mind control powers, especially to tease Lloyd. She is voiced by Nicolette Little.
The second-in-command of the space station. He is a tough and obedient prominent aide to Commander Nebulon. Dunkirque is voiced by Dan Castellaneta.
The other one of Commander Nebulon's prominent aides. He is a purple humanoid who frequently acts childishly. Voiced by Eddie Deezen.
The mechanic who repairs all the spacecrafts on Intrepidville. He is fairly simple-minded. It is revealed in "Boomer's Secret Life" that he is the heir to his race's throne, but he turned his title over to his brother Sleeveknot. Boomer is voiced by Diedrich Bader.
- Lou 2000
Station's bad-mouthed backup system. When in use, he frequently picks on Larry. Lou 2000 is voiced by John DiMaggio.
Lloyd's love interest; a rich, six-armed Tsktskian girl who is the captain of the cheerleading squad. She is also revealed later in the series to have a secret crush on Lloyd. Although she secretly likes Lloyd, she publicly reprimands him and refers to him as a dork, giving the impression that he is not worthy of her time. She is voiced by Anndi McAfee.
Brittany's best friend with a single eyestalk. She is usually with Brittany wherever she goes, and most of the time she is slightly more sour than Brittany herself and surprisingly more shallow in terms of boys. She is voiced by Rachel Crane.
A girl with two heads: One head is nice, polite, and charming, and the other head tends to be cruel, impolite, and abusive. Cindy is arguably one of the few recurring students to be considerable as a friend to Lloyd's group. Her good head is voiced by Tara Strong, while her bad head is voiced by Mayim Bialik.
A girl who has three eyes and doesn't have arms on the sides of her body, but she has four tentacles on the lower half of her body instead of legs. She is voiced by Michelle Horn.
The four-armed school bully who is also the captain of the Luna Vista Crush Ball team. While he loves to pick on nerds, particularly Mendel, he has no general qualm or limit when it comes to making trouble for those who are smaller, weaker, or even lack the confidence to stand up to him. Towards the end of the series, Rodney is revealed to be the reason for Lloyd's low standing in the popularity social scale, as he tripped Lloyd during 1st grade when he was a new student, causing him to stumble and fall on Brittany's finger-painted picture getting him laughed at by the rest of class and resulting in Brittany's typical grief of him in the future. He is voiced by Warren Sroka.
One of the nerds at Luna Vista and the main target of Rodney's bullying. He often hangs out with his nerd friends such as Lou and Benny, as well as other usually unpopular kids. Mendel is voiced by Blake McIver Ewing.
Lloyd's teacher at Luna Vista School. She is a cranky robot who gets very uptight when Lloyd is messing around. She is voiced by Tress MacNeille, the voice of Ms. Lemon.
- Mr. Stinko
The garbage man of Intrepidville. He is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
A female Cerebellian. She is seen as a very intelligent character and often is involved in debates against other schools with her partner being Douglas. She is friends with Douglas, Cindy, and Missy.
A female Blobullon who resembles Kurt in many ways. However, she is slightly smaller than Kurt. She and Kurt seem to like each other because as shown in the episode "Double Date," he compliments her saying she is "neat." She is friends with Cindy, Charmaine, and Kurt.
- Grandpa Leo
The grandfather of Lloyd and Francine and the father of Norah. He is the closest thing to a father figure that Lloyd has. He is voiced by Brian Doyle Murray.
One of Rodney's friends. Jake, like Rodney, is also a bully and one of the Crater Worm jocks on the school's Crush Ball team.
- Marcus Xenon
Another one of Rodney's friends who is also a bully. Marcus, like Eileen, is a green, three-eyed, octopus-like alien, only without hair and having a more frequent tendency to moving bipedal.
A girl who is friends with Brittany and Megan. Violet tends to be more shy than the other girls of her class and she even reveals in the season 2 finale that she has a crush on Lloyd. She is voiced by Ashley Johnson.