|“||Scorch me, baby!||„|
|~ Scorch's catchphrase, when he's about to attack.|
Scorch Supernova is the central deuteragonist of Escape From Planet Earth. He is voiced by Brendan Fraser.
On the planet Baab, Scorch Supernova is a admired/famous astronaut and a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary, head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real rescuing. As the interplanetary stakes rise to new heights, Gary is left to save his brother, his planet, his beloved wife Kira, and their adventure hungry son Kip.
Scorch is a blue alien who has a well-built physique and is quite taller than his older brother, Gary. He also wears a red/gray astronaut suit with white linings and has yellowish green eyes.
Scorch has an arrogant and conceited streak, as he enjoys embracing his status as a national hero to the Planet Baab. Likewise, he tends to jump into action without thinking of the consequences that might affect him or those around him. Despite that, however, Scorch is very benevolent and has a strong sense of justice. He tries to help his family and the entire planet of Baab whenever he can.
In the beginning of the movie, Scorch is assigned in his mission to rescue the Baab babies from the vicious alien species called the Gnarlachs. After navigating through the Gnarlachs with acrobatic movements (despite Gary's protests), Scorch enters the crash-landed spaceship and locates the babies. However, things go awry quickly when he keeps entertaining the babies and the Gnarlachs wake up, resulting in a heated chase. Gary scolds his brother for not paying attention to him as earlier he told him there were 1,200 Gnarlachs not 12. When Scorch makes a jump off a cliff, Gary manages to activate the spacesuit's grappling hook.
Returning to Planet Baab, Scorch is celebrated as the national hero of his people. Lena Thackleman, the head of BASA, announces that Scorch will be sent to the "Dark Planet" (the Baabians' name for Earth) due to an SOS call. The arrogant space pilot decides to go to the Dark Planet, as he holds a press conference to the Baab civilians about the mission. But Gary is strongly opposed of the idea as Scorch is not serious about it, for no alien has ever returned from the Dark Planet. After further arguments, Gary finally quits BASA before Scorch himself fires him.
Eventually, Scorch arrives on Earth, lands in the desert and finds a 7-Eleven convenience store but mistakes an airdancer for a dying being. He is then ambushed by the Area 51 soldiers, and the space pilot prepares for a battle. After holding his ground for a while, Scorch is tranquilized and captured by General Shanker Saunderson, a cruel and malevolent general of the US Army, and is taken to "Area 51" where aliens from other planets are held.
Later, after Gary gets captured and taken to Area 51 as well, he reunites with Scorch, but the former is put off again by the latter's conceited behavior. After the argument between the Supernova brothers causes a food fight in the cafeteria, the aliens make their way to the "peace shield".
After Shanker reveals the blubonium, Gary unintentionally provokes Scorch into stealing it after stating its dangerous power. The space pilot evades the soldiers with an impressive display of athletic movements, and then destroys the blubonium, causing Shanker to freeze him and order Gary to fix the blubonium, revealing his sinster plan to rid of all the other alien planets.
Gary rigged the machine to malfunction, destroying itself before it can destroy Baab, thus releasing himself, Scorch and other aliens that were frozen in their containers. With the Supernova brothers released from their icy prisons by the machine alongside the other frozen aliens, they team up with Doc, Thurman and Io escape Area 51. With help from Hawk and Hammer, Gary and company locate Scorch's spaceship in a trailer park, and they begin to take off from Earth.
However, Shanker, wearing Scorch's robotic suit, uses a tractor beam to stop the ship in midair. Gary and Scorch jump out and manage to get the suit off Shanker which causes them all to plummet. While freefalling, Scorch and Gary reconcile, with Scorch admitting he always looked up to Gary for having a great family. The two embrace before they and an unconscious Shanker are rescued by the grey aliens, who previously helped Shanker due to their guilt of causing his father’s death but turn against him after discovering his true agenda. After Gary knocks out Shanker, the grey aliens take him away to deal with him. Scorch and Gary return to Planet Baab where Gary is reunited with his family. Scorch is greeted as a hero, but gives the credit to his brother. To celebrate his heroism, Scorch marries his girlfriend, anchorwoman Gabby Babblebrook, with Gary, Kira, Kip, Doc, Io, Thurman, Hawk and Hammer in attendance.