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While each streaming service is each staking claims to their slice of the adult animation world, Hulu’s entry, “Solar Opposites,” has kept plenty of its details close to the vest. On Friday at a Comic-Con panel, series co-creators and “Rick and Morty” vets Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan expanded on the vague “alien family comedy” description that’s followed the show since its series order last summer.
“It’s a group of aliens and their home planet gets destroyed by an asteroid and a bunch of them flee. We follow one particular escape pod of aliens that end up landing on earth. It really is an immigrant story, but it’s from the perspective of aliens. They’re kind of unfamiliar with everything,” Roiland told the gathered crowd at Comic-Con’s Indigo Ballroom. “They don’t understand human culture. They don’t know what’s real and what’s fake.”
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The central unit on the show is made up of two contrasting pairs of aliens, all living under the same roof (the one that their pod first crash-landed into). Even after a period of adjusting to some of the basic tenets of human suburban life, one half of the “family” is entranced by human culture, while the other tries to hue closer to the customs of the land they came from.
Regardless, it seems like each of these individual aliens is equally susceptible to wreaking havoc among everyday life in their neighborhood.
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“They have the best of intentions and there’s a lot of misunderstanding. But the show is very violent, with unintentional deaths. The characters are very sweet and nice, but they tend to kill a lot of people accidentally,” Roiland said.
The fifth and final piece of this main family puzzle is the Pupa, a sentient multifunctional organism that the other four aliens still haven’t been able to crack.
“The Pupa is basically a...
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