Can you imagine alien creatures from a far off galaxy invading Earth? Well, maybe they have already. Could the Venkoids be those creatures?
They came from the Planet Lune – which sounds like Pune. Three alien siblings: Captain Balaji Blob, his brother Commander V and sister Lieutenant Annie Uhura. These space invaders were on a mission to take over Blackburn Rovers and their planetary station. Their spacecraft had managed to get under the obsolete FA radar and orbit Ewood Park. Now they wanted to assimilate every Rovers fan – resistance was futile, or so they thought!
The Venkoids’ plan was to turn Ewood Park into a giant fast-food outlet, forcing Rovers fans into eating space burgers and fries, then watching chicken-feed. But they failed to assess resistance from these intrepid local Earthlings. A dissident movement was set up and protests took place, as did a boycott campaign. This prompted the Venkoids to commit acts of reprisal against those brave dissidents.
Their first action was to replace our manager with an out of spacer called Kean. This brought plague and pestilence upon our world. Deluded Kean’s disastrous reign of terror even managed to upset two of the Venkoids, though he still had support from the lieutenant. She acted like a proper little madam. More spaced out leaders were put on the bridge, but further disasters followed.
The final humiliation came when our penultimate leader steered us into a black hole and we landed in a time warp. In spite of heroic efforts from our new man at the helm, relegation was inevitable. This took us back to a period of our history called the third dimension – somewhere we thought we would never visit again.
But while our world was still under attack, strange things were happening to the Venkoids. Just when they thought their destruction of our world was complete, they began to lose their power and started succumbing to some kind of mysterious sickness, similar to amnesia. It was said pursuing creatures from their own world had finally caught up with them. Now they were exacting a fitting and painful retribution upon them for not paying their dues.
Or was it not malignant greed at all to which they had succumbed, but their visit to a children’s chicken pox party in Blackburn. Could this be what created their demise? Nobody will ever know – we still couldn’t get any communication from the Venkoids, even at the bitter end!