“The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack,”
Canadian children’s television network YTV has unveiled its first official look at the live-action (ahem) reboot of “ReBoot.” The live-action series marks a return to the franchise that originated as a computer-animated series from 1994-2001 on YTV.
Debuting in 1994, “ReBoot” was the first fully computer-generated animated series. Created by Gavin Blair, John Grace, Phil Mitchell and Ian Pearson, the series was set in the inner world of a computer system known as the Mainframe, where Bob, Dot and Enzo battled the viruses Megabyte and Hexadecimal and their henchmen. “ReBoot” which featured original visuals created by Brendan McCarthy, aired for four seasons, finally ending in 2001. The series was also notable for featuring work from Dan Didio, who would go on to become Editor-in-Chief, and later co-Publisher, of DC Entertainment.
Created by Michael Hefferon, “The Guardian Code” is an adventure-comedy about four teens who discover they’re next-generation Guardians tasked with saving the world, by defending it in cyberspace. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, they stream into cyberspace, where they use their code-based powers to battle viruses unleashed by the ruthless hacker Sourcerer.
I have never made it a secret that the original ReBoot was one of my all time favorite Canadian kid's shows. The stories were interesting and gave viewers an education into what computer games were all about. One of my biggest thrills as a toy collector came when I found four figures from the show in a dusty old box, under a table in a small comic and toy shop. The owner was BEGGING me to take the away for a dollar a piece and I could barely hold in my girlish glee when I handed over the five dollars and took my change.