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ReBoot is being rebooted as a live-action hybrid

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What would Hexadecimal say?

ReBoot was a children's television show about life inside of a computer. Produced in crude 1990s computer animation, the cartoon tackled adult themes of identity, mortality, and humanity in cheeky half-hour episodes. ReBoot is, as you might have guessed from that description, a cult classic. Now, after 14 years off the air, the show is being rebooted by Corus Entertainment and Mainframe Entertainment as 26 half-hour episodes that "reimagine" the series.

The new ReBoot will be a live-action / computer-animated hybrid. Here's the synopsis:

Transcending age groups with appeal to kids, tweens and teens, ReBoot: the Guardian Code is an adventure-comedy series about four teens (Austin, Parker, Grey and Tamra) who discover that they're next-gen Guardians with a mission to save the world, by defending it in cyberspace. The Internet revolutionized the world, but it also left it vulnerable to attack. With the help of VERA, the last surviving cyberbeing from the original Guardian Program, our heroes stream into cyberspace where they use their awesome code-based powers to battle viruses that have been unleashed by a ruthless hacker. Known only as the Sourcerer, he seeks to rule the world by controlling cyberspace. Original fans of the show will be happy to hear that Megabyte will be back and he's getting a major upgrade. ReBoot will showcase leading edge technologies and bring coding into the mainstream for kids.

The ReBoot reboot is designed to "to drive a new type of relationship across multiple platforms" and cooperate with "associated brand extensions [to] deliver mass appeal with a technology focus." I remain hopeful that this announcement is directed toward potential business partners and board members, and not people who have some bizarre affection for the original show (This guy!). Because there's plenty of good news, too. Mainframe Entertainment is the same company the produced the original series. Since ReBoot ceased production, the company has made many public efforts to bring the show back to television. The passionate creators probably know what they're doing.

Let's just hope this...


Doesn't become something like this...

Nick Arcade