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Are You Ready For ReBoot: The Guardian Code?

ReBoot blew me away when it debuted on ABC one Saturday morning in 1994. With my love of all things video games and computer related, Mainframe Entertainment, Alliance Communications and BLT Productions certainly captured my attention. In that year I was working a full time job but I made sure I was up and watching ReBoot every week. Which is why of course the news of a…reboot… took me by surprise. As well as the fact that ReBoot: The Guardian Code is totally going live on Netflix on March 30th!
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When I think about the original series, I generally recall the humor and winks to popular culture the show managed to include in almost every episode. Whether that be throwbacks to the popular video games of the day. Or even film franchises such as the James Bond series, including a fantastic song intro from the third episode of Season three. Firewall!

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Granted the animation might seem a little dated by today’s standards. I can assure you though it was pretty amazing stuff back in ’94. Of course it was the characters and story line that made so many fans. I think it is safe to say that the show borrowed a few elements from the likes of 1982’s TRON. A lone Guardian named Bob, whose mission was to protect the inhabitants of a city called Mainframe. Not just from the wicked deeds of Megabyte and his Sister, Hexadecimal. But from those of us playing video games, the Users.

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Now then, we have a new series. Entitled Reboot: The Guardian Code. Immediately upon watching it I paused the official trailer. Some things have certainly changed in this updated version…like it has live action elements!
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That took me quite but surprise. Granted this show is being aimed at an audience younger than myself. I will admit I am okay with this as it also appears to possibly have ties to the original series. At the very least it looks like Megabyte has been resurrected by the series’ mysterious villain.
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Much like the first series did with borrowing elements of TRON it seems that ReBoot: The Guardian Code will do the same. Although in this case it is a mix of TRON: Legacy, Pacific Rim and even Ready Player One.
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Which seems quite appropriate, friends. As Ready Player One of course hits theaters on March 30th. Which I am sure that Netflix is very well aware of. Will it be any good? I have no idea but I am certainly going to at least give it a chance. Things always change and I for one won’t begrudge a new generation their own joy of being introduced to ReBoot.

I’ve talked a bit about the first series, so without further ado, check out the trailer for ReBoot: The Guardian Code!

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NBC Picks up Reboot of The Munsters

Great news Munster’s fans, NBC has given the greenlight to Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller’s idea to reboot the classic TV series. The show had been kicked around for a little while and NBC has previously passed on it. There are not a ton of details on what to expect from this new Munsters except in tone, the show is being described as a visually spectacular one-hour drama. I do not mind the visually spectacular part, heck I don’t even mind an injection of drama, but I do hope they keep it a little tongue in cheek and they definitely need to keep all the original characters.

Rumors are, that the show could be a big summer series. We will have to wait and see. Are you excited about The Munsters as a reboot? Do you think it will be a hit or a dud?

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ReBoot the First 2 Seasons is Now on DVD

Welcome to Mainframe. Home to Guardian Bob, formatted to mend and defend. Join the fast-paced action and adventure as Bob and his friends — Dot, her brother Enzo and his trusty dog Frisket — fend off attacks from the superviruses known as Megabyte and Hexadecimal in their relentless pursuit of chaos and the destruction of Mainframe.

Known as the very first completely computer-animated half-hour TV series, ReBoot debuted in the United States on ABC’s Saturday-morning block in 1994 and has captured the hearts and imaginations of kids and gamers ever since!

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ReBoot ran for a total of 4 seasons and during its original run and syndication airings it picked up a great number of fans (including me). Then in 2001 it finished a solid run on the Cartoon Network and was not show again on TV again. So fans of the show traded tapes or attempted to find mixed quality bootlegs. Fans were crying out for a hero to give them a solid title release. Enter Shout! Factory, which release ReBoot on DVD this week. They are putting out the show in two flavors. A smaller first 2 seasons release and a full fledged Definitive collection. I picked up the smaller 2 season release (now I thinking maybe I needed the definitive collection.) Not that I am unhappy with this, but I marathoned through Season 1 & 2 and I am ready for more already.

The show looks and sounds great and you get All 23 episodes from the first and second seasons on this 4-DVD set. Plus you get all new audio commentary by producer Christopher Brough, designer and storyboard artist Blair Peters and animator Zeke Norton. Not bat at all…This is high 90s animated fun, that I hope picks up a new fan. So if you like ReBoot. Order yourself a copy, sit back and ride that CGI wave of 1990 animated nostalgia..