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    Caprica

    Caprica

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    Syfy (ended 2010)
    Set 58 years prior to the events of Battlestar Galactica (2003), this prequel will explore the lives of two families: the Graystones - including father Daniel, a computer genius, mother Amanda, a brilliant surgeon and their daughter, Zoe - and the Adamas, focusing on Joseph, a lawyer, Sam, his gangster brother, and Willie and Tamara, Joseph's children. The two families are on opposing sides of the decision to create the Cylons: intelligent robots that will one day rebel and nearly annihilate the residents of Caprica. Touted as "television's first science fiction family saga," Caprica is from Battlestar Galactica (2003) executive producers, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The show is produced by NBC Universal Television.moreless
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    My Life as a Teenage Robot

    My Life as a Teenage Robot

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2009)
    While most kids think their own problems are the end of the world, there's one girl whose problems really are the end of the world. My Life as a Teenage Robot is the story of Jenny, a super-powered robot with a super-sensitive teenage heart. Her primary function is to protect the planet from certain disaster, but, like all teenagers, she has her own ideas about how she would like to live. Defending the Earth has become a mundane chore, and she would rather do more exciting things like go to high school and be allowed to drive the family car. My Life as a Teenage Robot, a spin-off from Nickelodeon's hit Oh Yeah! Cartoons (under the name My Neighbor Has A Teenage Robot), was created by Rob Renzetti and is executive produced by Renzetti and Fred Seibert. This show is the third of three spinoffs of Oh Yeah! Cartoons, the others being ChalkZone and Fairly OddParents. Characters: Global Robotic Response Unit XJ9, aka Jenny Wakeman - XJ9 is just like any other robot designed to defend the planet. She's powerful, confident, clever, brave...oh yeah, and she's gotta be home by 9! Jenny, as XJ9 likes to be called, is spunky, dramatic and prone to major mood swings (sound familiar?). She's also obsessed with pop stars, teen magazines and fitting in with the cool kids. Just like a regular teenager, right? Well, yeah...if regular teenagers were 6 feet tall and made of metal! XJ9's creator (a.k.a. mom) is constantly reminding her of her planetary responsibilities, but Jenny's tired of saving the world and just wants to hang out with her friends. What's a teenage robot to do? Bradley "Brad" Carbunkle - Brad is the boy next door. He's Jenny's closest neighbor and her best friend. Brad's not really interested in the stuff his friends at school are into, and wishes he were more like Jenny. He loves a good adventure and he's dying for a chance to explore the world outside high school. To Jenny, Brad's the reference point to all things "teenaged." He's the gatekeeper of "cool." Only Brad gets bored talking about all that lame teenager stuff and jumps at every chance to get in on Jenny's universe-saving superhero action. Guess the grass really IS greener on the other side of the fence... Tucker "Tuck" Carbunkle - Unlike his older brother Brad, Tuck is suspicious of the unknown and likes to be surrounded by familiar things and faces. He has a whole assortment of hidden fears and anxieties (let's just say he's not a fan of ferris wheels!) At first, Tuck was terrified of Jenny too, but after an unplanned tag-along on a meteor-blasting mission he's become her biggest fan. Well, next to Brad. Despite his fears, Tuck insists on going along on Jenny and Brad's adventures. Though being the typical trouble-making little brother he is, he usually ends up doing more damage than good. Mrs. Norene "Nora" Wakeman - Mrs. Wakeman had been struggling for years to rid the world of evil through the use of her inventions. And then, in a moment of brilliance, she created: XJ9 (a.k.a. Jenny). More mad scientist than understanding mom, Mrs. Wakeman can teach Jenny to battle almost anything that comes her way, but she's not so hot at talking about teenage stuff like clothes and boys. Mrs. Wakeman just doesn't get why Jenny would rather go to the fair than defend the Earth. But isn't having a mom who doesn't understand you, like, Rule #1 for being a teenager? Brittany and Tiffany Crust - Brit and Tiff sit securely on the top of the social hierarchy at school. Brit is the master of the putdown, and Tiff can intimidate anyone in school. All the world domination-plotting super-villians on the planet don't even come close to wielding the power these two cliqueish cousins hold in their hands, and no one is more aware of that than Jenny. But Jenny's arrival on the scene throws this tyranical twosome for a loop. Her physical power makes Tiff's intimidation impossible, and the curiosity she generates threatens Brit's center-of-attention status. Suddenly, Jenny is Brit and Tiff's public enemy number one! Unfortunately, the one thing Jenny's superpowers can't stop is her own desire to be popular! Sheldon Lee - Even though he knows he's pretty low down on the totem-poll of popularity, Sheldon is satisfied as a budding engineer and a comic book fan. And if that makes him a geek, so be it! He's quite content to spend his time perfecting mechanical projects and pouring over comics. Until he meets Jenny, that is. Jenny's the perfect combination of superhero and suped-up machine, and Sheldon falls for her-fast! He's constantly giving her gizmos and gadgets as gifts, but they never seem to do the trick. Alas, unfortunately for Sheldon, Jenny's fine with being his friend, but the thought of dating him hurts her brainwaves.moreless
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    V.R. Troopers

    V.R. Troopers

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    (ended 1996)
    Saban's VR Troopers was the first official "sister series" to the most popular "action fighting kid show" at the time,Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Much like it, this was an Americanization of a Japanese special effects children's program by Toei Company LTD. The show focused on three young adults in their late teens, Ryan Steele, Kaitlin Star, and J.B. Reese, living in the West Coast town of Cross World City. They regularly attended and were teachers at "Tao's Dojo", a karate studio (Ryan was the most focused martial artist, J.B. was the computer wizard, while Kaitlin was a photographer/budding reporter for the local newspaper, the Underground Voice Daily). One day, Ryan's search for his long missing father led him and his two friends to a strange laboratory. Inside, a digitized head of Ryan's father's friend, Professor Hart, explaind the truth about his life's work, having developed extremely advanced virtual reality technology in secret. VR is in actuality a dimension existing alongside our own, and within it lie mutants and monsters bent on conquering both worlds. The main ruler of them is a creature known as Grimlord, who, unbeknowst to anyone on Earth, has a human identity as billionaire industrialist Karl Ziktor. As he tries to break down the barriers of the true reality to allow his armies easy passage from virtual world, it's now up to Ryan, Kaitlin, and J.B. to defend the planet from both sides of the dimensional barrier. Luckily, they've got assistance, in the form of armored bodies with incredible firepower. This included eventual additions to their arsneal, such as a Turbo Cycle, Techno Bazooka, and a flying, laser-blasting Skybase! Other regular characters on the show included Jeb, Ryan's hound dog, who, after an accident in Prof. Hart's lab, is now capable of speech (and sounds like Jack Nicholson); Woody Stocker, Kaitlin's wacky hat-loving boss at the Underground Voice Daily; Percy Rooney, Kaitlin's bumbling rival reporter at the paper (and nephew of the mayor); and Tao, the wise martial arts sensei who owns the dojo. Recurring villains include General Ivar, a vicious rocket-shaped monster with his own tank; Colonel Icebot, a cold blooded virtual menace; Decimator, a sword-wielding warrior; the Skugs, gold headed foot soldiers, and more throughout. During the second season, the show changed format very slightly. Ryan's father was finally found, though he wouldn't remain safe for long. With him, came an upgrade to Ryan's V.R. armor. Grimlord switched from working in a dungeon to a massive spacecraft, and added new Generals such as DoomMaster (and his Vixens), Oraclon, and Despera. The Skugs now had the ability to become more powerful in the form of Ultra-Skugs! During the first season, footage of V.R. Ryan came from the 1987 Toei Metal Hero series, "Chou Jinki Metarudaar" (Super Man Machine Metalder). During the second season, V.R. Ryan's new form and villains came from the 1984 Toei series "Uchuu Keiji Shaidaa" (Space Sheriff Shaider. Both seasons. V.R. J.B. and V.R. Kaitlin's footage came from the 1986 Toei Metal Hero series "Jikuu Senshi Supiruban" (Dimension Warrior Spielban). Original footage was more common in the second season than the first. Saban's VR Troopers was a co-production of: Toei Company, LTD. and Cyberprod, Inc. It was originally copyrighted by Saban Entertainment, Inc. and Saban International, N.V., which is now known as BVS Entertainment, Inc (a part of the Walt Disney Company). _The theme song (written by Shuki Levy & Kussa Mahchi):_ Countdown control Four, three, two, one We are, we are VR, We are, we are VR, We are, we are VR, We are, we are VR! Troopers three (go!), Virtual Reality Troopers three (go!), Virtual Reality Troopers three (go!), Virtual Reality Troopers three (go!), Virtual Reality Four, three, two, one We are, we are VR, We are, we are VR, We are, we are VR, We are, we are VR! Troopers three (go!), Virtual Reality Troopers three (go!), Virtual Reality Troopers three (go!), Virtual Reality Troopers three (go!) We are, we are VR!moreless
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    Invader ZIM

    Invader ZIM

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2006)
    Invader ZIM follows the exploits of an alien named Zim who is hell-bent on conquering Earth. Fortunately for Earth, Zim has a human arch-nemesis named Dib who is equally bent on stopping him, but unfortunately for Dib, everyone thinks he's crazy.moreless
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    Spaceballs: The Animated Series

    Spaceballs: The Animated Series

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    G4
    Mel Brooks is producing and co-writing this series based on his hit comedy movie, Spaceballs, a spoof on the Star Wars saga. The show features animated versions of the movie characters President Skroob, Princess Vespa, Dot Matrix, Barf, Lone Starr and more.moreless
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    RahXephon

    RahXephon

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    G4 (ended 2005)
    The city of Tokyo has been overthrown, taken over by the Mu, invaders who have devastated the rest of the planet. Within the domed walls of the city, however, time flows in a different path, and none of the citizens even know they've been conquered. Outside Tokyo, the remnants of the human race have fought a desperate 15-year war against the Mu, knowing only that the key to victory lies within the occupied city. But no one has been able to get into Tokyo—until Ayato Kamina, a young resident fleeing a horrifying attack on the city, unwittingly breaks out. An extraordinary mystery unfolds as Ayato confronts a world he has never known, and begins to learn the horrifying secrets of RahXephon, a humanoid super weapon which apparently only he can control.moreless
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    Star Trek: Remastered

    Star Trek: Remastered

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    CBS
    Star Trek: Remastered takes Gene Roddenberry's groundbreaking 1960s science fiction series and gives it a fresh coat of paint for a new generation. The Original Series gets a full make-over, presented now in high definition with new CGI effects and enhanced audio. This digital re-mastering was released in 2006 to commemorate Star Trek's 40th anniversary. Star Trek didn't always have the loyal following it does now. It's first season received lukewarm ratings, and while it developed a significant fan base, it received little network support and was canceled after three seasons. Nonetheless, the show continued to run in syndication in the 70s and gained popularity. Now, Stark Trek is one of the most-loved sci-fi stories of all time, with many spin-off series and several feature films. Star Trek holds the Guinness World Record for having the largest number of spin-offs among television shows in history. The Original Series has stood the test of time, and this updated version gives it a new, polished finish. Whether you're a long-time fan of this smart sci-fi classic, or a recent convert looking to catch up, Star Trek: Remastered is the best Original Series viewing experience available.moreless
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    Beetleborgs

    Beetleborgs

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    FOX (ended 1998)
    This guide covers the program known as "Saban's Big Bad Beetleborgs" (in its first season) and "Saban's Beetleborgs Metallix" (in its second and final season). It was the third "companion series" to the Power Rangers franchise, and eventually rose in ratings to point it was number 1 in all key demographics. The show was about three typical pre-teen kids, Drew, Roland, and Jo, living in the city of Charterville, where they tend to hang out as Roland's father's comic book store, Zoom Comics. One day, on a dare, the trio entered the local haunted house (known as Hillhurst Mansion), and encounter a gang of crazy gang, child-hugry monsters! While trying to escape, they bumped into a pipe organ, accidentally freeing a wacky blue phasm by the name Flabber. As thanks for releasing him from his prison, he gave them a wish, which they were unanimous on: the kids wanted to be their favorite comic book superheroes - the Beetleborgs! But in fulfilling their wish, Flabber accidentally releases the Beetleborgs' enemies, the evil Magnavores, from the comic book world as well. Now the kids, as the armored, insect-powered, (adult-) cyborg warriors called the Beetleborgs, must defend their city from the Magnavores, which include Noxic, Jara, Typhus and their boss, Vexor, as they release evil creatures also out of any issue of the comics. The comic arsenal is also at the kids' disposal, including powerful weapons and three giant fighting machines known as the Beetle A.V.s. The shy but courageous Drew takes the form of the Blue Stinger Beetleborg (and later, the Chromium Gold Beetleborg). He also has the civilian ability of telekinetic powers. Jo, his tomboyish younger sister (who later goes through a change of actresses due to a magic spell gone bad), is the Red Striker (and later Platinum Purple) Beetleborg, and has the civilian ability of super-strength. And the budding magician Roland is the Green Hunter Beetleborg (and later, the Titanium Silver Beetleborg), with super-speed as his civilian ability. Then in "BeetleBorgs Metallix", Art Fortunes, creator of the Beetleborgs comics, creates better and more powerful armor for the heroes, to combat a new line of evil which are created by Art's criminal insane brother, Les Fortunes! His creation of Nukus, Horribelle, Vilor, and their Crustaceans are the new enemies of these new Metallix-powered Beetleborgs. The supporting cast includes Flabber's child-hungry roommates, known as the House Monsters (which include vampiric Count Fangula, tightly-wound Mums, dim-witted Frankenbeans, incomprehensable Wolfgang, and later the fiesty Little Ghoul); Roland's butt-kicking, bike-riding grandmother Nano; Roland's Zoom Comics-owning father Aaron (and later his mother, Abby); Heather, a pretty young girl who works at Zoom and Drew has a major crush on; and Van & Trip, two millionaire brats who tend to bully around the kids. Big Bad Beetleborgs was adapted from the 1995 Toei Metal Hero program, "Juukou Bii Faitaa (Heavy Armor B-Fighter). Beetleborgs Metallix was adapted from the 1996 Toei Metal Hero program, "Bii Faitaa Kabuto" (B-Fighter Kabuto). The series aired Mondays to Fridays, and Saturday mornings, on the Fox Kids block of the Fox network, from its inception, until the fall of 1998, when reruns of it moved to the UPN Kids block of the United Paramount Network. It has not aired in the USA since 1999, though continues to run in other countries, most notably the United Kingdom. The series ended due to two major factors: Toei stopped production of its Metal Hero series, meaning no series to adapt for a third season (which was tentatively titled Beetleborgs Force), which would have meant much higher production costs. And secondly, Saban Entertainment needed to free up more money to fund the Ireland co-production Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. The toy line even continued after the show ended its run! Beetleborgs (both seasons) was a production of Renaissance-Atlantic Films. A co-production of Toei Company, LTD. and Bugboy Productions, Inc. And copyrighted by Saban Entertainment, Inc. and Saban International, N.V. (which is now owned by Disney, and goes by the name of BVS Entertainment, Inc.) (One last FYI: Shannon "Jo #1" Chandler and Elisabeth "Heather" Lund were nominated for "Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Saturday Morning TV Program" at the YoungStar Awards for the series)moreless
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    Extant

    Extant

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    CBS
    This sci-fi thriller focuses on an astronaut returning to her family after a year in space.
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    Invasion: Earth

    Invasion: Earth

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    BBC (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Invasion: Earth guide at TV.com. Invasion: Earth was a six-part mini series co-produced by BBC Scotland and the U.S. Sci-Fi Channel. The plot was simple but effective. A team of miltary and scientists discover that a hostile alien force - the nDs - is planning to turn Earth into a breeding farm. The series ended inconclusively, leaving the way open for a second season. However, ratings weren't as high as expected and the show was cancelled.moreless
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    Popotan

    Popotan

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    TV Tokyo (ended 2003)
    Episodes: 12 colored episodes (all half-hour) First Aired: July 17, 2003 Last Aired: October 2, 2003 Age rating: Teenagers (May contain bloody violence, bad language, nudity) Genres: Comedy, Drama, Supernatural
    Three sisters. Ai, Mai, Mii and their housekeeper android Mea live in a large old house which travels through time. The story is about the sisters search for a certain person and the affects moving through time has on the sisters as they have adventures and make friends only to have to leave again. It also shows throughout the series the affects the sisters have on the lives of the people they have interacted with. Characters: Ai is the oldest of the three sisters. She possesses the ability to speak to any kind of flowers, most importantly the popotan (dandelions). Ai might not be the brightest, but she has a heart of gold and is always ready to help out. Just don't let her get anywhere near the kitchen... Mai is the resentful sister. She resents being forced to live like a nomad, having no other permanent friends. Every time she makes a new friend, she has to leave him (or her) as the house warps through time. This causes her great emotional pain. Her dream is to become part of a real community, where she can create lasting relationships with everyone around her. Mii the youngest of the 3 sisters loves anything soft, and being a Magical Girl. She loves plushy things such as cheeks, frogs, and breasts. Opening Song: "Popotan hatake de tsukamaete" by UNDER17 Ending Theme: "S-U-K-I" by Funta Note: This series is fairly heavy on the fanservice the story is good, the animation is fairly impressive, its a 16+ rated anime, with some mature topics of discussion/situations The series was dubbed by the Ocean Group and is a 3 DVD release.moreless
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    Dokkoida?!

    Dokkoida?!

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    Anime Network Online
    Dokkoida?! is a series about a boy, Suzuo Sakurazaki, who is hired by a preteen space alien girl, Tanpopo, to try out an experimental new suit developed by the intergalactic toy company that she works for. Suzuo agrees to work for her since he is unemployed and needs the job to pay the rent. The suit gives him super powers, with which he fights bad guys and people from rival intergalactic toy companies and organizations.moreless
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    Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story

    Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story

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    Tokyo MX
    Legends of the Dark King: A Fist of the North Star Story was a 13 episode anime series in 2008 based on the manga series 'Ten no Ha_ Hokuto no Ken Ra_ Gaiden' by Youkow Osada. In 'Legends of the Dark King' a world wide nuclear war has reduced the majority of the earth into a barren wasteland devoid of its original oceans. Because of this cataclysmic event all of modern civilization has fallen apart and now all that remains now is lawless barbarism and warring factions and gangs. Through this chaos the remaining survivors fight for left over food and water supplies. Out of this desolation appears a mysterious man names Raoh who seeks to sort out the wasteland through his mastery of the ancient assassination art of Hokuto Shinken. With help from his childhood friends Reina and Souga, Raoh becomes 'The King of the Fist,' and uses his power to save mankind, fighting against the other gangs and warlords who want him dead and gone.moreless
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    Blue Drop

    Blue Drop

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    Anime Network Online
    Blue Drop is a Japanese anime series that focuses on the coming of age of a girl, Wakatake Mari (Akiko Yajima), the friendships she forms, and an alien invasion attempt while she struggles to define herself and her past. Through the course of the storyline, Mari seeks to regain the memory loss she has as a result of the island she lives on being invaded by aliens from an all-female planet. Mari's grandmother forces her to attend an all girls boarding school where she forms an unlikely friendship with another girl, Hagino (Miyuki Sawashiro). The story is about the budding friendship between these two girls, their reluctance to form strong bonds, and secrets they keep from one another. Meanwhile, the all-female aliens that wiped out Mari's island continue to plot a takeover of planet Earth. The storyline heats up as the relationship between Mari and Hagino grows stronger, secrets get revealed, and the threat of an alien takeover of the planet will keep you tuned in to watch the entire season!moreless
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    Xam'd: Lost Memories

    Xam'd: Lost Memories

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