Its name is a reference to the famous phrase "Beam me up, Scotty," from the science fiction TV show, Star Trek. Ironically, this quote was infamously misquoted; it was never actually said in the show.
A sure way to get Space Cadet's attention.
- Set change: Basic → Premium
This trick makes a zombie with decent stats that won't fail you in combat. Furthermore, since zombie tricks are played after plants play, you can play this trick as you would play a 2/3 zombie without being affected by plant abilities or tricks, with the exception being Brainana. You can play this trick on a lane with a plant that has 2 strength or less to keep it alive, as well as destroying that plant if it has 2 health or less as well. Worst case scenario, this can at least block a powerful attack from a plant with a lot of strength for a cheap price of 2 brains.
Since Space Cadet is a science zombie that is made by this trick, you can combine this with Zombot Drone Engineer or Gadget Scientist to make a powerful combo with bonus attacks and more power, or transform Interdimensional Zombie.
This trick is difficult to combat, as it makes a zombie with above average stats as early as the second turn. And because it is a trick, there is no telling where it will be played. In addition, it is a science zombie, meaning Zombot Drone Engineer can boost its strength, which can be troubling early in the game. But usually, your opponent will either play it to take care of weak plants or attack you directly. Any plant with Team-Up can be played to protect your plants, good examples being Wall-Nut and Potato Mine.
- Before update 1.2.11, if one looked at Space Cadet while viewing Beam Me Up's description, they could see that there was no dirt surrounding him. This was likely an oversight.