Zak McKracken is a reporter for the National Inquisitor making up outrageous stories or investigating odd incidents. Of course he would prefer writing a Pulitzer Price winning novel, so he keeps on begging his boss to relieve him of the burden of writing reports for "that sleezy tabloid". Zak is a lucky man once his boss tells him to write this one last story before he can start writing his novel… little did he know what he was about to stumble across.
Annie is the head of the Historical society of San Francisco. Ever since she and her friends received weird dream messages, warning them about the Caponians, Aliens who are about to stupidify mankind, they are eager to prevent this from happening. Annie’s job is to find artifacts for an ancient machine, which shall stop the evil Caponians. To achieve this goal she is doing TV interviews in which she asks all fellow earthlings for help.
Melissa China & Leslie Bennett
While their friend Annie is looking for help back on Earth, Melissa and Leslie are on their way to Mars to solve some mysteries. Who sent them these strange dream messages and why? Why are there giant buildings on Mars? What are the evil Caponians doing on Earth? Space travelling with their space-proofed van they are on their way to Mars where important information and strange alien life forms are waiting for them.