Typical teenager Sam Collins and his friends secretly fight virus monsters by transporting themselves into the computer.
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 Sam Collins / ... (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
Glen Beaudin ...
 Malcolm Frink / ... (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
Kevin Castro ...
 Tanker / ... (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
Robin Mary Florence ...
 Sydney Forrester / ... (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jayme Betcher ...
 Jennifer Doyle (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Kilokahn (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Mrs. Starkey / ... (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Principal Pratchett / ... (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Yolanda Pratchett / ... (53 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Amp Ere (40 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Elizabeth Collins / ... (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
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Sam Collins is a typical teen (with a talent for programming video games) who's the leader of a rock band. One day, at practice, he is the victim of a sudden energy surge. He become a character in one of his games, named "Servo". Meanwhile, Malcolm Fricke, discovers a strange program in HIS computer, named "Kilokahn", which is a military Artificial Intelligence program, now presumed destroyed in the energy surge. Now Sam, Sydney, Tanker and Amp (later Lucky) must fight Kilokahn in cyberspace while keeping everything hush-hush. Written by George Britt <georgebritt@hotmail.com>

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Glen Beaudin and Tim Curry worked closely together on the series; yet not once did they ever meet face-to-face throughout its entire run. See more »

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Tanker: "Next thing you know, you'll tell us we really speak japanese!"
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Alternate-language version of Denkô chôjin Guriddoman (1993) See more »

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A daring attempt to revamp Ultraman
19 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad (also known as Lightning Superman Gridman in Japan) was brought over to the states by DIC in an attempt to dethrone Mighty Morphin Power Rangers after Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills (which also had some very Ultraman like elements to it) had failed.

The show, which at times is VERY in line with the source material, is about a young teen named Sam Collins and his three friends who play in a band called Team Samurai. One day Sam is mysteriously sucked into his computer and bonds with an anti-virus program called Servo in an attempt to take out a rouge government computer program named Kilokhan and his lackey Malcom Frink, who supplies him with digitally scanned artwork of monsters which he uses to create "mega-virus monsters" so that they can wreck havoc on the digital world.

To assist Servo are "helper programs" that are piloted by his band mates. There's Vitor (a red jet fighter), Borr (a mobile unit with twin drill bits), and Tracto (a tank with two laser guns on the sides). Servo combines with these to obtain powerful armor that transforms him into "Samurai Synchro" in order to better combat Kilokhan's minions. There is also Jamb and Torb, which create "Samurai Phomo". Jamb can also be used as a projectile flamethrower, not to mention that the two can form their own independent mecha. Same with Vitor, Borr, and Tracto.

Now do keep in mind that this show came out when the internet was in it's infancy. The show could hardly be called a success in it's home country, but surprisingly it did rather well here. Had it been released or conceptualized a bit later, it probably wouldn't have been just a footnote in Eastern Superhero culture.

All in all though, the show is very enjoyable and I'd dare to say that it's even BETTER than Power Rangers, but that's just my own opinion So if you like Ultraman, Megaman NT Warrior, & Tron, then do yourself a favor and seek this show out You WILL NOT regret it, trust me


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