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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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    CBS (ended 1994)
    "Space... The final frontier... These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: To explore strange new worlds... To seek out new life; new civilisations... To boldly go where no one has gone before!" Monologue of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the opening credits Star Trek: The Next Generation is a science fiction show with some action and drama, that presents the watcher with a series of adventures from the crew of the USS Enterprise. The Enterprise is an explorer spaceship composed of a mix of different characters, from various races and cultures, whose crew is on a quest to discover the galaxy secrets and specially their inner secrets.moreless
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    Star Trek: Voyager

    Star Trek: Voyager

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    UPN (ended 2001)
    Star Trek: Voyager follows the adventures of the Federation starship Voyager, which is under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway.

    Voyager is in pursuit of a rebel Maquis ship in the Alpha Quadrant's Badlands when it is suddenly thrown 70,000 light years away to the Delta Quadrant. With much of her crew dead, Captain Janeway is forced to join forces with the Maquis to find a way back home.moreless
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    Farscape

    Farscape

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    Syfy (ended 2004)
    Five years ago, astronaut John Crichton attempted to use the Earth's atmosphere to propel his ship, Farscape 1, at great speeds across the solar system. He went much further though and was sucked down a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy and into the middle of a battle. He was rescued by a group of escaping prisoners and taken aboard their ship, a living ship. As the years went by, Crichton has made enemies, powerful and dangerous enemies. On his journey to find a way back home, he freed other captives who became part of the crew on Moya.moreless
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    The X-Files

    The X-Files

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    FOX (ended 2002)
    The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. Running for 9 seasons, the show was a hit for the Fox Broadcasting Company network, and its main characters and slogans (e.g., "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One", "I Want to Believe") became pop culture touchstones. The X-Files is seen as a defining series of the 1990s, coinciding with the era's widespread mistrust of governments, interest in conspiracy theories and spirituality, and the belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life. TV Guide called The X-Files the Second greatest cult television show and the 37th best television show of all time. In 2007, Time magazine included it on a list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time." In 2008, Entertainment Weekly named it Classic Sci-fi and the fourth best TV show in the last 25 years. This long running FOX drama lasted nine seasons and focused on the exploits of FBI Agents Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, John Doggett and Monica Reyes and their investigations into the paranormal. From genetic mutants and killer insects to a global conspiracy concerning the colonisation of Earth by an alien species, this mind-boggling, humourous and occasionally frightening series created by Chris Carter has been one of the world's most popular sci-fi/drama shows since its humble beginnings in 1993. The show has also spawned two movies, The X-Files Movie in 1998 and I Want To Believe in 2008. So sit back and enjoy the fascinating world of The X-Files. The entire nine seasons of The X-Files are now available on DVD! As well has hundreds of books written about the show. Emmy Awards 2001 - Outstanding Makeup for a Series for episode DeadAlive 2000 - Outstanding Makeup for a Series for episode Theef - Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for episode First Person Shooter - Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series for episode First Person Shooter 1999 - Outstanding Makeup for a series for episodes Two Fathers/One Son 1998 - Outstanding Art Direction for a Series for episode The Post-Modern Prometheus - Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Series for episode Kill Switch 1997 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Gillian Anderson - Outstanding Art Direction for a Series for episode Memento Mori - Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for episode Tempus Fugit 1996 - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series to Peter Boyle for episode Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Drama Series to Darin Morgan for episode Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a series for episode Grotesque - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series for episode Nisei - Outstanding individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for episode Nisei 1994 - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences for The X-Files Golden Globe Awards 1998 - Best TV Series (Drama) 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (Drama) to David Duchovny - Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series (Drama) to Gillian Anderson - Best TV Series (Drama) 1995 - Best TV Series (Drama)moreless
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    Power Rangers

    Power Rangers

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    Nickelodeon
    This guide covers all seasons of POWER RANGERS, including ALL seasonal rename incarnations. Descriptions of which can be found below...

    -MightyMorphin' Power Rangers: Season 1 (93-94) An interdimensional being named Zordon chooses five teenagers with attitude to morph into powerful warriors drawn from the spirit of dinosaurs, protecting the world from the forces of space witch Rita Repulsa with the use of their giant transforming robots, known as Zords. [adapted from "Kyoryuu Sentai ZyuRanger" (Dinosaur Task Force Beast Ranger)]

    -Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 2 (94-95) When Rita's boss Lord Zedd takes over, the now-six Rangers gain new Thunder-powered Zords. [adapted from "Gosei Sentai DaiRanger" (Five Star Task Force Great Ranger)]

    -Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) The Six Rangers must seek a new power source when an evil menace, the wacky Ivan Ooze, destroys the Command Center. [Not considered in-continuity for numerous reasons; similar story is told in season 3's "Ninja Quest" quadrilogy]

    -Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 3 (95-96). Rita's brother Rito Revolto destroys the Thunderzords, leading the six teens to seek out new ninja-spirit power and Zords from the ancient sage Ninjor. [adapted from "Ninja Sentai KakuRanger" (Ninja Task Force Hidden Ranger)]

    (includes the mini-series Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers, where the Ranger teens are turned into children, leaving a new team from the waterworld of Aquitar to assist in fending off the forces of Rita & Rito's father, Master Vile).

    -Power Rangers Zeo (1996) Now with a wholly new and more powerful source in the ancient Zeo Crystal, the five teens face the robotic menace of the Machine Empire, who also have to eventually deal with the disgrunted Rita & Zedd! [adapted from "Chouriki Sentai OhRanger" (Super Power Task Force Overtech Hardware Ranger)]

    -Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) A peaceful alien with a powerful key is captured by the Evil Space Pirate Divatox, and used to free her immensely powerful fiance from his volcano prison. The Rangers must shift into Turbo, a swift new power, and deal with a new teammate, the pre-teen Justin.

    -Power Rangers Turbo (1997) Continuing from T:APRM, Divatox seeks revenge for the ruining of her wedding, as the four former Zeos deal with graduating high school, having a new team mentor, and eventually finding replacements! [adapted from "Gekisou Sentai CarRanger" (Violent Dash Task Force Car Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers In Space (1998) Four former Turbo teens meet up with a human from another planet, teaming up to scour the universe in an attempt to save Zordon from the galactic conqueror Dark Specter and his chosen heir, Astronema. [adapted from "Denji Sentai MegaRanger" (Electromagnetic Task Force Mega Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999) Five young adults, part of the space colony of Terra Venture, find their destiny in another galaxy on their voyage to a new world, while taking on an army of evil aliens. [adapted from "Seijuu Sentai GingaMan" (Star Beast Task Force Galaxy Man)]

    -Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000) A secret government agency gives five young adults the power to rescue Mariner Bay from demons bent on reclaiming their homeland. [adapted from "Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoV" (Emergency Task Force Go Go Five)]

    -Power Rangers Time Force (2001) Four police officers come back in time from the year 3000, and gain a member from modern day, while chasing the evil mutant Ransik and his criminal gang. [adapted from "Mirai Sentai TimeRanger" (Future Task Force Time Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Wild Force (2002) Five young adults use the power of Wildzords to protect the Earth from the ancient menace of Master Org and his pollutionous followers. [adapted from "Hyakujuu Sentai GaoRanger" (Hundred Beast Task Force Growl Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003) Three teen ninjas in training protect Blue Bay Harbor from Lothor and his evil space ninjas, which include his very own pair of Power Rangers! [adapted from "Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger" (Ninja Technique Task Force Hurricane Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004) Three high-schoolers and their teacher, the legendary Tommy Oliver, use the power of dinosaurs to combat Mesogog's forces as he attempts to revert the world to a prehistoric era. [adapted from "Bakuryuu Sentai AbaRanger" (Blast Dinosaur Task Force Rage Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005) Twenty years in the future, three cadets from the Ranger Academy of the Space Patrol Delta force, are joined by two street-tough rookies, against the invading Troobian alien army. [adapted from "Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger" (Special Investigation Task Force Detective Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006) On present-day Earth, five brave teenagers are united by a powerful sorceress to combat the forces of a subterranean evil in a hidden magical dimension located in the forest just outside of their town. [adapted from "Mahou Sentai MagiRanger" (Magical Task Force Magic Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007) A team of five Rangers, each with their own specialty skill, must scour the globe to find jewels to the ancient and powerful Corona Aurora before an opposing pair of villainous alien brothers can locate them and dominate the universe. [adapted from "Gougou Sentai Boukenger" (Rumbling Task Force AdventuRanger)]

    -Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008) Three teenagers skilled in Kung Fu martial arts are given the gift to morph into Power Rangers and must join forces to battle an ominous, evil spirit, Dai Shi that recently escaped from its ten thousand year old imprisonment. Together under the direction of their Kung Fu Master, RJ, the Power Rangers will fight to save the world from total destruction. [adapted from "Juken Sentai Gekiranger" (Beast Fist Task Force Fierce Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers RPM (2009) In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines unleashed by Venjix. In the shining city of Corinth, an elite force of Rangers must learn to drive and operate an arsenal of radically advanced biotech vehicles in order to battle the attacking machine army bent on world domination. [adapted from Enjin Sentai Goonger (Engine Task Force Go-onger)] -Power Rangers Samurai (2011) A new generation of Power Rangers must master the mystical and ancient Samurai Symbols of Power which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their devoted animal Zords, they battle the dark forces of the Netherworld and a mysterious Warrior bent on destruction. [adapted from Samurai Sentai Shinkinger] -Power Rangers Super Samurai (2012) The Samurai Power Rangers continue their battle against the evil Master Xandred who has now joined forces with the malevolent Serrator. To fight the growing threat, the Samurai Rangers learn to use the legendary Black Box to form all new MegaZord combinations and become Super Samurai. Through teamwork, they also learn to invoke the powerof their ancestors to morph into Shogun Mode and protect humanity from the Netherworld's vile villains. [adapted from Samurai Sentai Shinkinger] -Power Rangers Megaforce (2013) For as long as evil has threatened the Earth, there have been teams of Power Rangers sworn to protect it. The Power Rangers Megaforce are the planet's newest defenders. Hand selected by Gosei, an ancient guardian of the human world, the Power Rangers Megaforce are a creative crew who do it all, from science to photography to BMX biking. But don't get too confident, evil aliens. These talented teens are also the toughest martial artists of their generation, and they will stop at nothing to shut down Admiral Malkor and his Alien attack force. Go Megaforce, go! [adapted from Tensou Sentai Goseiger]

    -Repeats of earlier seasons have also aired under the promotional naming banners of: Power Rangers: Blast from the Power Past (Fox Kids summer 1996). Power Rangers Power Playback (Fox Kids summer 1998 until fall 1999). Power Playback OTO (Fox Kids fall 1999). Best of Power Rangers (ABC Family spring 2003 until 2005). Power Rangers Generations (ABC Family and Toon Disney, 2005 through 2008).
    _U.S. Broadcast History:_ -August 28th, 1993 to September 7th, 2002 on the Fox Children's Network (aka Fox Kids) broadcasting block of the Fox network. New episodes debuted on the block from the start of its run until August 10th, 2002.

    -March 3rd, 2002 to September 2006, on the ABC Family cable/satellite channel. New episodes debuted on its JETIX block from February 14th, 2004 until July 16th, 2005.

    -September 14th, 2002 until September 2010 on the ABC Kids broadcasting block of the ABC network. New episodes debuted on the block from the start of its run until November 15th, 2003.

    -February 14th, 2004 to February 9th, 2009, on the Toon Disney channel. New episodes debuted on its JETIX block, from July 25th, 2005 until November 3rd, 2008.

    -March 2009 to August 28th, 2010, on the ABC Kids broadcasting block of the ABC network. New episodes debuted on the block from March 7, 2009 until December 26, 2009.

    -February 7th, 2011 onward on Nickelodeon.

    Power Rangers is a production of Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment and Toei Company, Ltd. The production company from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers through Power Rangers Wild Force was MMPR Productions, Inc. The production company for Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Power Rangers DinoThunder was Village Roadshow KP Productions Limited. From Power Rangers S.P.D. until RPM, the production company was Ranger Productions, Ltd. in association with JETIX. Starting with Power Rangers Samuri season, the production company is SCG Power Rangers LLC. The show was copyrighted by Saban Entertainment and Saban International N.V. from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers until Power Rangers Time Force. From Power Rangers Wild Force until Power Rangers RPM, that company (now owned by Disney) is known as BVS Entertainment, Inc. From the 2011 season onwards the show is copyrighted by Saban Brands LLC.

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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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    Syndicado (ended 1999)
    When the Cardassian occupation of Bajor ended in 2369, the mining space-station Terok Nor was left abandoned, its systems ripped out. By invitation of the provisional Bajoran government, Starfleet stepped in to oversee the rebuilding and day-to-day operations of the newly christened Deep Space Nine. Starfleet's position was a tentative one, many Bajorans suspicious and unwelcoming as a result of Cardassian oppression and brutality. However the alliance held and soon DS9 was a center of travel and commerce thanks to a newly found stable wormhole, leading to the largely unexplored Gamma Quadrant. Then after two years, the Dominion - a hierarchy of three separate species, the xenophobic Changelings, the diplomatic but shifty Vorta and genetically-bred soldiers, the Jem'Hadar - made their presence known. Seeing these new travelers coming through the wormhole as a threat to their power base, they decided to bring their version of order to the Alpha Quadrant... by conquering it. So began the war. At first fought covertly, then in plain sight, the war would soon drag each of their major powers in as their governments struggled against paranoia and shifting loyalties, thanks to Changeling infiltrators. This war wasn't for territory or power, it was for freedom.moreless
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    MacGyver

    MacGyver

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    ABC (ended 1992)
    MacGyver is a different kind of hero: he doesn't use weapons, he's afraid of heights, and he's an expert at making complicated machines out of ordinary things quickly. He works in the employ of The Phoenix Foundation, a think tank dedicated to improving mankind. Pete Thornton gave MacGyver his assignments, occasionally getting involved himself or lending Foundation resources for MacGyver's various personal endeavors. Another sometimes accomplice was Jack Dalton, a long-time friend with a penchant for getting himself into trouble and relying on MacGyver for helping him out of it. MacGyver also had an archenemy, Murdoc, who sought to kill MacGyver many times, often through the use of ruses and elaborate traps. MacGyver's first name was a secret until the final season, when we learned just why he chose not to use it. MacGyver was produced by Henry Winkler/John Rich productions in association with Paramount Television.moreless
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    Angel

    Angel

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    The WB (ended 2004)
    "If you need help, then look no further. Angel Investigations is the best. Our rats are low..." "Rates!" "It says 'rats.' Our rates are low, but our standards are high. When the chips are down, and you're at the end of your rope you need someone that you can count on. And that's what you'll find here -- someone who will go all the way, no matter what. So don't lose hope. Come on over to our offices and you'll see that there's still heroes in this world." For over two centuries, Angelus was one of the most vicious vampires ever to walk the earth. Then he killed the wrong girl, and her grieving Gypsy family cursed him with the return of his soul, causing him to suffer remorse for all the hundreds of innocents that he had killed through the years. Now he goes by the name Angel, and he fights to protect the helpless from those who would prey upon them as he once did himself. After three years of living in Sunnydale, fighting alongside his girlfriend Buffy, Angel has moved to Los Angeles to continue the good fight. Aided by a few old friends and some new ones, Angel must take on vampires, demons, lawyers, and all of the other dark forces that Los Angeles has to offer.moreless
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    Xena: Warrior Princess

    Xena: Warrior Princess

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    (ended 2001)
    DEVELOPMENT: The series is a spin-off of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Xena first appeared in 3 Hercules episodes during the shows first season, "The Warrior Princess", "The Gauntlet" and "Unchained Heart", sometimes labled "The Xena Trilogy". In the first episode, Xena is an outlaw, but in the third, she joins Hercules to defeat Darphus, who had taken her army. Aware that the character of Xena had been very successful among the public, the producers of the series decided to create a spin-off series based around her adventures.subsequently revealed in flashback episodes.
    SERIES OVERVIEW: Xena, the warrior princess is bent on overcoming her dark and hateful past. She must save innocents to redeem herself, in the eyes of the world and to herself. She is aided along the way by best friend Gabrielle, a struggling bard who later turns warrior herself. Xena: Warrior Princess was a sometimes serious, often campy and an occasionally emotional rollercoaster ride of an action series.
    In addition to Xena and Gabrielle, the show also features a wide range of important recurring characters, including adversaries Ares (Kevin Tod Smith), Alti (Claire Stansfield) and Callisto (Hudson Leick), and trusted friends Salmoneus (Robert Trebor), Virgil (William Gregory Lee), Amarice (Jennifer Sky), Autolycus (Bruce Campbell), Eli (Tim Omundson) and Joxer (Ted Raimi).
    THEME: The voiceover during the theme is as follows: In a time of ancient gods, warlords and kings...A land in turmoil cried out for a hero. She was Xena, a mighty princess forged in the heat of battle. The power...the passion...the danger...Her courage will change the world.
    FILMING LOCATION: Xena: Warrior Princess was filmed on location in and around Auckland, New Zealand.
    SERIES ORIGIN: Spinoff from the series: Hercules, the Legendary Journeys.
    ANIMATED FILM: Xena and Hercules can also be seen in the animated film: Hercules & Xena: The Battle For Mount Olympus.moreless
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    Miami Vice

    Miami Vice

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    NBC (ended 1989)
    Miami Vice was one of the most innovative and powerful TV series of all time. Focusing on the Miami Metro-Dade Police "Vice" Department and it's continued battle against the illicit drug, prostitution, and firearms crime underworld of the city of Miami. It used fashion, color, and a varied musical selection in order to accentuate and amplify the emotional undercurrent of the drama it portrayed.moreless
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    Beast Wars

    Beast Wars

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    (ended 1999)
    Trapped on a primitive planet, two opposing factions, the Maximals and the Predacons, of Transformers, a race of sentient robots, fight over its precious Energon. Soon they discover that there are other forces at work on the planet - a powerful alien race that does not approve of their presence. And as they delve deeper into the planet's history, they uncover a terrible secret, one that must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands, or their entire race's very existence could be threatened. Beast Wars was a spin-off from the 80s Transformers cartoon. It was later followed by Beast Machines, which continues this show. Another interesting series to note that Beast Wars may have started is Beast Wars Neo, completely done in Japanese and yet to be dubbed; it is vaguely reminiscent of Gundam Wing, and many other popular mobile suit animes.moreless
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    Batman Beyond

    Batman Beyond

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    The WB (ended 2001)
    Batman Beyond premiered on January 10, 1999. It told the story about a new and different Batman. It takes place far in the future, years after Batman appeared for the last time. Terry McGinnis rekindles the fire in Bruce Wayne's bitter old heart, and takes up the role as the new Dark Knight - with the old one as his mentor. With a new ruler of Gotham City, Derek Powers, crime is at an all-time high. After Terry finds out Bruce's secret and his father is killed, Terry becomes the new Batman. He has to juggle life being a superhero, and being a high school student. He's a more high-tech Batman, with rocket boots and cloaks. He's the Knight of Tomorrow. Spin-off: The Zeta Project. Related Shows That Feature Crossovers: Batman: The Animated Series, Superman, Justice League, The Zeta Project, and Static Shock. Emmy Awards 2001 - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Emmy Nominations 2000 - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Class. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Special Class. Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. 2001 - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition. Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Class. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Special Class. 2002 - Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Special Class. Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing - Special Class. 2002 - Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. Annie Awards 1999 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Storyboarding in an Animated Television Production for episode "Black Out". 2000 - Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Production. Outstanding Individual Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television Production for episode "The Call (1)". Annie Nominations 1999 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production for episode "Rebirth (1)". 2000 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production for episode "Zeta". 2001 - Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Television Production for episode "Out of the Past". Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Male Performer in an Animated Television Production for Kevin Conroy as Bruce Wayne for the same episode. Outstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Television Production for Olivia Hussey as Talia for the same episode.moreless
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    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys

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    USA (ended 1999)
    This is the story of a time long ago, A time of myth and legend, when the Earth was still young. The ancient gods were petty and cruel, and they plagued mankind with suffering and besieged them with terrors. For centuries the people had nowhere to turn, no one to look to for help. Until he arrived. He was a man like no other. Born of a beautiful mortal woman, but fathered by Zeus, king of the gods. Hercules possessed a strength the world had never seen, a strength surpassed only by the power of his heart....No matter what obstacle, as long as there were people crying for help, there was one man who would never rest --- Hercules.moreless
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    Goosebumps

    Goosebumps

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    FOX (ended 1998)
    Goosebumps was a live-action series that began on Fox Kids in the mid '90s. It's based on the award-winning book series, written by R.L. Stine.

    Goosebumps takes place in a strange reality, where nothing is as it seems. Normal kids find themselves trapped within and exposed to the paranormality that this world has to offer. And in each situation, they must find a way to get themselves out. From evil halloween masks to werewolves. From scarecrows to dummies. From haunted amusement parks and toy towns that come to life, in Goosebumps, anything can happen!moreless
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    Initial D

    Initial D

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    Animax Entertainment
    This story is fiction. All names of characters, places, and organizations in the story are fictional. Follow the traffic rules and drive safely. - opening Initial D disclaimer. Initial D chronicles the story of 18-year old high school student Takumi Fujiwara, a fairly relaxed kid who never really enjoyed driving, especially when for years, he has to deliver tofu for his dad in the wee hours of the morning along the windy roads of Mount Akina in a Toyota Treuno AE86 (a Corolla equivalent also known as the Eight-Six or Hachi Roku). But then one morning, Takumi does his usual tofu run when he overtakes a Mazda RX-7 FD3S which is driven by Keisuke Takahashi: one of the hottest street racers in the prefecture. Takumi soon finds himself involved in the world of street racing as racers from all over come and challenge him both on Mt. Akina and other mountainous courses. This series was based on Shuichi Shigeno's manga which has had published over 35 volumes since 1996. The anime is full of high-res computer graphics rendering of real brands of street cars. Season Organization:
    The series is organized into the following five stages plus some bonus stages for recaps, specials and movies.
    First Stage
    Number of Episodes: 26
    Originally aired: 1998 (JP), 2005 (Latin America)
    Video released: 2000 (JP), 2003�2005 (US - Tokyopop), 2007 boxset distribution (US - Funimation)
    Description: Takumi grows his reputation of being the best downhill racer in Akina in his rather humble Eight-Six. After casually passing Keisuke Takahashi, Takumi must race Keisuke in a proper battle. Other opponents try to take him on as well, including Takeshi Nakazato and Shingo Shouji of the Night Kids, a rainy weather specialist, and even a pair of women racers who have owned on a nearby mountain. Ultimately he must battle Ryosuke Takahashi of the Red Suns who has studied Takumi's every move since Takumi's first race. Second Stage
    Number of Episodes: 13
    Originally aired: 1999-2000 (JP).
    Video released: 2000-2001 (JP), 2005 (US � Tokyopop), 2007 boxset distribution (US - Funimation)
    Description: Takumi must deal with the Emperor team and their Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions. They have devastated every opponent they have raced, and Takumi is about to suffer a devastation of his own when he learns of Natsuki's secret. Afterwards, Takumi is faced with another challenger who also has a souped-up Eight-Six with a Turbo. Initial D Third Stage (movie) MOVIETOME
    Duration: 114 minutes
    Originally aired: January 13, 2001 (JP), April 18, 2003 (US - Big Apple Anime Fest).
    Description: Months after the Second Stage, Takumi wants to calm down and live a normal life, but that changes as he is confronted by his old rival Ryosuke Takahashi with a proposal to join his new racing team. Takumi tries to figure out if he should join, but first he must prove to himself he is worthy by racing a rematch against Emperor leader Kyouichi Sudou, and then battle Kai Kogashikawa, the son of Bunta's rival. Sil-Eighty Extra Stage (OVA)
    Number of Episodes: 2
    Video released: March 22, 2001 (JP). November 8, 2005 (US - Tokyopop)
    Description: This is a spinoff of the Initial D series that focuses on the background story of the all-girls racing duo of Mako and Sayuki. Learn where they came from, how Mako got her car, and about Mako's tragic past as they have a brush with the Night Kids and the Emperor teams.

    Battle Stage
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Released: 2002
    Description: This special covers the main battles of Initial D from the first three stages, and includes a battle where Keisuke faces the LanEvo IV. Sil-Eight Extra Stage 2: Tabidachi No Green (OVA)
    Number of episodes: 1
    Originally released: October 3, 2008 on SkyPerfect TV Pay-per-view
    Video Released: Decmeber 2008 in Japan
    Description: More adventures with the Impact Blue girls to mark the 10th anniversary of Initial D. Fourth Stage
    Number of Episodes: 24
    Originally released: 2004-2006 in Japan. Two episodes were released every 3rd Saturday on every other month. 2010 (US, Funimation)
    Description: Project D, led by Ryosuke Takahashi, has been tearing up the town as they have challenged and dominated many different racing teams and mountains. That is, until they have to deal with the Saitama Challenge and the Toudou Racing School, which trains professional racers. Keisuke battles some of the top racers as the master of the uphill battle, and Takumi finds himself racing greater challenges from a pro rally car driver to a team known as Godfoot and Godhand. Initial D The Movie MOVIETOME
    Originally aired: 2005 in Asia. 2007 in US on AZN TV.
    Video Release: August 19, 2005 (Region 3). August 26, 2005 (US)
    Description: A live action movie dubbed in Cantonese based on the series, and starring action star Jay Chou as Takumi.The live-action movie will not be covered here. Fifth Stage
    Number of Episodes:
    12
    Originally aired: 2012 on Animax pay-per-view, 2 episodes released every month (JP)
    Description: Further adventures with Takumi and Project D as they continue touring prefectures. Takumi also meets a girl who is aspiring to be a professional golfer. The Racing Teams of Initial D Speed Stars: They aren't the best team, but they are good friends and host many of the races on Mt. Akina. They hang out at the gas station often where Iketani, Itsuki, and Takumi work as attendants. Members: Iketani (Leader), Kenji (#2), Itsuki (prospective member). Red Suns: Hailing from Mt. Akagi, the Red Suns have dominated many of the teams in the Gunma Prefecture, and tour the different mountains to take on the locals and beat them. Members: Ryosuke Takahashi (Leader), Keisuke Takahashi (#2), Kenta Nakamura (member) Night Kids: The Night Kids hail from Mt. Myogi and boast power and prowess. Members: Takeshi Nakazato (Leader), Shingo Shouji (#2). Impact Blue: The two girls have dominated everyone with their impressive driving on their home course of Mt. Usui. Members: Mako (Driver) and Sayuri (Navigator Emperor: Team Irohazaka Emperor is truly the dominating team in Initial D. They have beaten the best racers with their souped-up Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions. Members: Kyouichi Sudou (Leader), Seiji Iwaki (#2). Toudou School: A school that specializes in racing. Its graduates have included Sudou of Team Emperor, and many of its students have either gone pro or semi-pro. Members: Daiki Ninomiya, Smiley Sakai, Tomoyuki Tachi Characters (Their American nicknames are listed in quotation marks) Takumi "Tak" Fujiwara: Takumi never saw driving as a fun thing since he's had to help deliver tofu for his father for many years. But eventually he enjoys the competitive world of street racing and strives to become even better than he already is. Takumi's car: Toyota Trueno AE86 (Eight-Six). Itsuki "Iggy" Takeuchi: Takumi's best friend, Itsuki, has been obsessed with street racing for a while. He hopes to get an Eight-Six of his own, and join the Akina Speed Stars. Eventually he saves enough money to buy one but it's not what he expected but he learns to enjoy it anyway. Itsuki's car: Toyota Levin AE85 (Eight-Five) Natsuki "Natalie" Mogi: She is incredibly attractive, and although she used to be someone's boyfriend, she enjoys hanging out with Takumi and invites him out on trips and dates. However, she does get picked up by a mysterious man every so often and tries to keep that a secret from Takumi. Bunta Fujiwara: Bunta is Takumi's father. He is a legendary racer around Mt. Akina and had dominated street racing a generation ago. He owns a tofu shop and is divorced. Bunta's car: Toyota Trueno AE86 (Eight-Six), Subaru Impreza WRX (Fourth stage). Yuichi "Boss" Tachibana: Yuichi is the boss at the gas station where Takumi, Itsuki, and Iketani work. He seems to know much about cars and calls up Takumi's father often to talk about their old racing days. Koichiro "Cole" Iketani: (Speed Stars) He is the leader of the Akina Speed Stars. He works as a mechanic and attendant at the gas station, and loves his Silvia racing car, but soon finds out his skills are far from the rest of the racers. Iketani's car: Nissan Silvia S-13. Kenji: (Speed Stars) He's the #2 driver for the Speed Stars, and while he and Iketani are about the same age, Kenji does enjoy a good race and hanging out at the gas station. Kenji's car: Nissan 180SX. Ryosuke "Ry" Takahashi: (Red Suns) With the legendary moniker of the White Comet, Ryosuke has never lost a battle, and when he's not racing, he spends most of his time analyzing his opponent's driving for weaknesses before humiliating him on the road. He has a major battle with Takumi at the climax of the First Stage, and later manages Project D team in the Fourth Stage. Ryosuke's car: Mazda RX-7 FC3S. (FC) Keisuke "K.T." Takahashi: (Red Suns) Keisuke is the #2 driver along with his brother Ry and they both have dominated street racing in Gunma. He drives with his heart and not his head. He brags about his skill, but he can back up all his talk. Keisuke's car: Mazda RX-7 FD3S. (FD) Takeshi "Zak" Nakazato: (Night Kids) Nakazato originally had a Nissan Silvia S13, but he was beaten by a R-32 a while ago, and decided he needed to get one of those which has 350 hp. Takeshi has a respect for power but for finesse driving but isn't afraid to blow away his opponent on a straightaway. Takeshi's car: Nissan Skyline GT-R R32. Shingo Shouji: (Night Kids) Shingo strives to be the top racer but he has some underhanded tactics. Not only does he ram his opponents while they are racing, but he also uses a special match condition called the Duct Tape Death Match that gives his car a distinct advantage over certain cars including the Eight-Six. Shingo's car: Honda Civic EG-6. Mako "Maya" Satou: (Impact Blue) Mako is the driver of the Sil-80. She seems like a normal girl, but she has had a few bad things happen in her past, and she turned to street racing for it. She is unbeatable on her home course at Mt. Usui, and her team challenges the Eight-Six with Iketani's virginity on the line. Mako's car: Nissan Sil-80. Sayuki "Simone": (Impact Blue) Sayuki is the navigator of the road. She looks out for oncoming cars and alerts Mako of any dangers. She also helps tune the car for optimal effect, making it the fastest on Usui. Kenta "Kent" Nakamura: (Red Suns) Kenta looks up to Keisuke and Ryosuke as mentors and guides. He eventually battles Takumi for the Akagi Red Suns in a downhill battle where he is the master of racing in the rain. Kenta's car: Nissan Silvia S14. Seiji "Hawk" Iwaki: (Emperor) He and the other Emperor racers have been tearing up the racing scene, easily beating the Night Kids, and even battling the Red Suns. Seiji's car: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV (Evo IV) Kyoichi "Kyle" Sudou: (Emperor) Kyoichi is the big man and leader in Emperor. He is cocky, but he has eye popping skill to back it up. A rival of Ryosuke Takahashi, Kyoichi drives slowly at first, but when he sees his chance, he attacks with full force. He doesn't consider the Eight-Six a threat at all, and proves it in a big battle with Takumi. Kyoichi's car: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III. (Evo III) Wataru "Aki" Akiyama: Wataru appears in Second Stage. He loves driving his Eight-Six and has many of the same skills that Takumi has in mastering his car. He is also the man who tricks Itsuki into buying an AE85. Wataru's car: Toyota Levin AE86 Turbo (Eight-Six) Kazumi "Carrie" Akiyama: She is Wataru's sister. She treats Itsuki like a boyfriend sometimes but her ties with her brother put the friends at odds. She spent part of the season working at Mt. Akina. Daiki "Dice" Ninomiya: A starring student at the Toudou school. Daiki's car: Honda Civic Type R EK-9 Kyoko "Kylie" Iwase: An expert uphiller, Kyoko meets Keisuke in a race and totally has a crush on him. Kyoko's car: Mazda RX-7 FD3S. (FD similar to Keisuke's) The Music of Initial D Japanese version Opening Themes 1a. Around the world - move (ep 1-19) 1b. Break into the night � move (ep 20-26) 2. Blazin' Beat � move (ep 27-39) 3. Gamble Rumble � move (third stage) 4a. Dogfight � move (ep 4-1 to 4-10) 4b. Noizy Tribe � move (ep 4-11 to 4-24) Japanese version Ending Themes 1a. Rage your dream � Move (ep 1-14) 1b. Kiseki no Hana � Galla (ep 15-26) 2. Kimi ga Iru � Galla (ep 27-39) 3. Every little thing � Jirenma (third stage) 4a. Blast My Desire � move (ep 4-1 to 4-10) 4b. Nobody reason (Noah's Ark) � move (ep 4-11 to 4-24) English version themes 1. Initialize � DJ Milky and b_nCHANt_d DVD's Tokyopop has released 14 volumes of Initial D that cover the first two stages and the extra stage. There are three episodes per volume except for Vol. 14 which covers the Sil-Eighty Extra Stage. Each DVD contains the original "c" version, and also a remastered "Tricked Out" version with redubbed voices and music.moreless
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    Animorphs

    Animorphs

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    Nickelodeon (ended 1999)
    We can't tell you who we are. Or where we live. It's too risky, and we've got to be careful. Really careful. So we don't trust anyone. Because if they find us ... well, we just won't let them find us. The things you should know is that everyone is in really big trouble. Yeah. Even You.

    Animorphs was originally based on the book series created by K.A. Applegate. Most of the episodes that have appeared are based on one of the books, but some are totally created by one of the Television crew. In this battle against parasitic aliens, called Yeerks, five children, Jake played by Shawn Ashmore, Rachel played by Brooke Nevin, Marco played by Boris Cabrera, and Tobias who is played by Christopher Ralph; was given the power to morph into any creature by an Andalite named Elfangor-Sirinial-Shamtul (Diego Matamoros) to fight Visser Three (Eugene Lipinski) and his fellow Yeerks. An Andalite who is named Aximili-Esgarrouth-Isthill (Paulo Costanzo), the brother of Elfangor joins the battle along the Animorphs.

    It has been over five years since the Animorphs joined up, and given the power to morph into creatures, to fight the evil Yeerks. It was an amazing battle; the Animorphs had some good times, and some bad times, but they were always together, trying to save the world.

    It was June 1996, when the first Animorphs book was released by K.A. (Katherine) Applegate, and now, the last book written was in 2001. The count of 54 regular Animorph books, 4 Megamorphs, 4 Chronicles, and 2 Alternamorphs, and including 26 episodes of the Animorphs TV Series, and an incredible supply of merchandise (transformers, games, etc...) and a television show in 1998 due to the rising popularity of the books.

    Now, that huge battle between good and evil, the human race fighting along side with the Andalites, and many other species, battling against the parasitic aliens, Yeerks, has ended.

    However, due to ratings and the show's inability to outdo the ratings FOX's Goosebumps had achieved the previous year, Nickelodeon's executives abruptly ended the show in the fall of 1999; there was no "big finish" finale and the show never had its own version of the books' ending between the Animorphs and Visser Three. Since the books would outdo the show into early 2000, there had been no plan for an ending anyway. However, it would have been too costly to follow like the books' ending, since the series' conclusion involved a nuclear strike on the Yeerk pool and many other horrific (hard to do with Nickelodeon's budget) battles.moreless
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    Jumanji

    Jumanji

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    UPN (ended 1999)
    Based on the hit 1995 Robin Williams film, Jumanji told the story of a board game gone horribly, horribly wrong. The cartoon series twisted the film's premise around, but most of the characters remained the same. As in the film, young Peter and Judy Shepherd came to live with their Aunt Nora. Exploring the house, they found in the attic a dusty old board game called Jumanji. Kids will be kids, and soon enough Peter and Judy had the game out and ready for play, little knowing that the game had a life of its own. When they rolled the dice, a rhymed message appeared on the board, and Peter and Judy were sucked inside a strange jungle world. Lost and alone in this frightening new land, Peter and Judy ran across long-haired jungle man Alan Parrish (the Robin Williams character in the film), who had been sucked in by Jumanji many years earlier. The three joined forces, looking for a way out. Opposing them were English hunter Van Pelt, his lackey Oafal, mad inventor Professor J.S. Ibsen, trading post owner J.H. "Trader" Slick, and a crowd of mischief-making monkeys. Jumanji ran on UPN's Sunday morning schedule, traditionally a much slower day for cartoons than Saturday. The show did well enough, lasting two seasons before being replaced by the popular Big Bad Beetleborgs.moreless
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    Sonic Underground

    Sonic Underground

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    Syfy (ended 2004)
    Sonic Underground premiered in 1999, and is the third U.S animated adventure to feature Sonic The Hedgehog, as with the previous two series, this show takes a slightly different direction and tone. This time, Sonic is one of three siblings, who together, are known as the hit rock band "Sonic Underground". In addition to being a rock band, the siblings are also the children of Aleena, queen of Mobius, who hid her kin away at an early age to keep them safe from the evil dictator who overthrew her: Sonic's age-old enemy, Dr. Robotnik. Robotnik learns of a prophecy that the hedgehogs will one day defeat him, find their mother, and restore peace to the planet. He immediately schemes to ensure the super-charged siblings do not fulfil this premonition. But with the aid of powerful medallions, Sonic, his brother Manic, and their sister Sonia, are determined to take the fight to Robotnik and his SWAT BOTS, as well as take the fight for freedom to a whole new velocity level. NOTE: It was shown on the BKN (Big Kids' Network), which Sci-Fi was affiliated with until 2001. It was syndicated onto UPN, but originally was with the Sci-Fi Channel weekdays at 6 A.M. Central Standards Time. Sonic Underground Theme Song: Triplets Born The Throne Awaits A Seer Warns Of A Deadly Fate Give up Your Children, Seperate Bide Your Time, Lie in Wait Sonic Underground Sonic Underground They Made A Vow Their Mother Will Be Found The Children Grow, Learn What's Right Leaders Of The Freedom Fight They Seek Their Mother, She Knows They Do Is It Time? If She Only Knew.. Will the Prophecy come True? Sonic Underground Sonic Underground Queen Aleena: I long for my children, but I have to wait, to act too soon could seal thier fate... They Made A Vow Their Mother Will Be Found SONIC UNDERGROUND! CHARACTERS: SONIC: One character that definitely doesn't need to be introduced is Sonic the Hedgehog. He is the fastest and coolest hedgehog in all of Mobius. His famous Super Spin lets him buzz right through walls, robots, and any obstacle Robotnik can come up with. Just like the 2 previous cartoons, he's voiced by Jaleel "Urkel" White. MANIC: One of the new characters in "Sonic Underground" is Sonic's brother Manic. Being a drummer, his brain can sometimes be too busy listening to his own unique beat to focus on what's happening arond him. He doesn't have any speed skills like Sonic; the only one he has mastered so far is speed drumming. He too is voiced by Jaleel White. SONIA: Another character is Sonic's sister Sonia. Her musical instrument is a portable keyboard synthesizer which also serves her as a gun. While Sonia doesn't have Sonic's speed, she has an unique ability: the Super Twirl, which lets her accelerate into a whirlwind spiral.Belive it or not, she's also voiced by Jaleel White. DR. ROBOTNIK: Robotnik is the ultimate villain, which we all love to hate. He is as mean and evil-looking as always, and more determined to catch Sonic and his siblings than ever, removing the last threat that stands between his final triumph. Voiced by Gary Chalk, who you may remember as the voice of Grounder from AoStH SWATBOTS: The new model SWATBOTS are meaner and more dangerous than the version in the previous cartoon series. They are all hi-tech, sporting a red metal body and dark grey metal limbs. Dingo and Sleet: Dingo and Sleet are Dr.Robotnik's evil Bounty Hunters. Dingo is a buff and muscle-bound dingodile who is in love with Sonia and not too bright however he is able to transform into anything. Sleet is a very smart Wolf who can make up very good plans to catch Sonic and his siblings.moreless
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

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    BBC (ended 2000)
    France, 1793. The terror of the French Revolution is at its height. Citizen Robespierre, along with his ruthless henchman Chauvellin, keep the tumbrels busy carrying the innocent to the guillotine. But there is one man who dares to defy the revolutionaries: The Scarlet Pimpernel.

    Richard E. Grant stars as the foppish English aristocrat Sir Percy Blakeney who has a secret identity as the daring and swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel, rescuing noblemen from the clutches of the guillotine during the height of the French Revolution.

    Based on the novel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy.

    Unlike the first season, which aired on Sundays at 8PM, the second season aired on Wednesdays at 8:30PM.moreless