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Recently I rediscovered ReBoot while I cleaned my house. It had been my favourite television program when I was younger, and I was eager to watch the tape full of recorded episodes that I had just found.
I discovered, while watching it, that ReBoot is not merely any old children's show.
It's set in a computer system called Mainframe, and the heroes of the show (called Sprites) battles computer viruses, games (sent by "the user") and other things that you would find in a computer.
This is a truly excellent show. It was the first series to be completely computer animated and the most cutting edge technology available at the time was used.
The thing I love about ReBoot is that the entire plot of the series is so original. Clearly the producers let their imaginations run wild, while still using true computer facts within the story. As the fun-loving computer geek that I am, I absolutely loved the computer jargon sprinkled into in each episode. And all the parodies they've done - from the X-Files to Pirates of Penzance - are fantastic and funny.
Although the first and second seasons were restricted by ABC ratings, the third season was definitely darker, and the plots more in-depth.
Reboot has come along way since 1994, and it's a shame that it's all over. I would've loved to see where they picked up after the two telemovies left off.
All in all, ReBoot is a pioneer for computer animation. Absolutely classic TV.
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