B.A.D. is a half hour cartoon on UPN. B.A.D. stands for Bureau Of Alien Detectors. They are a covert team banded together by an unknown group of high-ranking officials to deal with the increasing number of abductions, visitations and invasions by extraterestrials. There is several different Squads but one stands out among them. Code named: Phalanx Squad. They are a five member team, each with special skills. When an alien encounter is spotted, the teams superior Assistant Director Thomas sends phalanx team on it's way.