Picking up five years after the original series, We see Ben and Gwen and their friend Kevin during their early teens. Ben has let go of his omnitrix, so to speak, and is trying to live a normal life. Unbeknownst to Ben, a race of aliens called The Highbreed have secretly landed on Earth with the intentions of destroying the earth. Grampa Max sets out to stop them and comes up missing. Ben once again dons the Omnitrix in order to bring them down. The stakes are alot higher this time. The Omnitrix recalibrates itself to Ben's body, resulting in a new form, functions, and aliens to transform into. These first five episodes basically lay the groundwork for what I've just told you. Ben does battle with new and old enemies, and even makes friends with children who have powers identical to Ben's. The only extra we're privy to is "10 in 10". A game to see if you can identify all of Ben's 10 Aliens. It's extremely lame and boring. Heck, the previous Ben 10 Season DVDs had better extras than this stuff. I'm really disappointed. Why no trivia, commentaries or interviews with cast and crew?? <sigh>
While I love the episodes and recommend them to you, it is beyond me why Cartoon Network & Warner Home Video would put so many episodes of a season onto DVD when we're in the midst of Season 2 now on TV and they could put all 13 episodes on DVD for us to buy like the previous show. To get more revenue from us, perhaps? Well, it ain't the first time that Warner has did this. They did it several times with episodes of Batman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond. Sad but true, this will probably turn off hardcore Ben 10 Alien Force fans from picking up any of the episodes at all. I know we're living in hard times, Warner, but we all got to work together to get through this. It'd be a sound decision to put all 13 episodes in one set, honestly. Fans would be more apt to purchase them. Trust me.
At any rate, if you've got the money to spare; pick up Season 1, Volume 1. Ben 10 Alien Force is alot more mature Ben 10 show that puts alot into its' stories. This is the show that got me to pick up the previous Ben 10 Seasons on DVD.