Tripping the Rift (2004– )

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Series cast summary:
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 Chode (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Gus (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Bob (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
Gayle Garfinkle ...
 T'nuk / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
Rick Jones ...
 Whip (39 episodes, 2004-2007)
Terrence Scammell ...
 Darph Bobo / ... (35 episodes, 2004-2007)
Pauline Little ...
 Additional Voice (18 episodes, 2004-2007)
John Stocker ...
 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
Harry Standjofski ...
 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
Susan Glover ...
 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
Ellen David ...
 Additional Voice (17 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Additional Voice (16 episodes, 2004-2007)
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Rikee Madoff
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Walter Massey
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Pier Paquette
(16 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jennifer Seguin
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Liz MacRae
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Craig Francis
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Arthur Holden
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Eleanor Noble
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
(15 episodes, 2004-2007)
Cary Lawrence
(14 episodes, 2004-2007)
Bronwen Mantel
(14 episodes, 2004-2007)
Jane Wheeler
(14 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Six (13 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Six (13 episodes, 2007)
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 Six (13 episodes, 2004)
Daniel Brochu
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
Matt Holland
(13 episodes, 2007)
Alex Ivanovich
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
Anik Matern
(13 episodes, 2007)
(13 episodes, 2007)
Jennifer Morehouse
(13 episodes, 2007)
Michael Yarmush
(13 episodes, 2007)
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Tripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. The universe is modeled largely after the Star Trek universe, with references to 'warp drive' and 'transporter' beam technology, occasional time travel, the Federation and the Vulcans. The series also includes elements borrowed from other sources such as Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Battlestar Galactica. The general setting is that known space is politically divided between two superpowers: the Confederation (led by Humans, and a parody of the Federation from Star Trek) and the Dark Clown Empire (a parody of the Galactic Empire from Star Wars). The Dark Clown Empire is a totalitarian, tyrannical police state, led by the evil Darph Bobo. In contrast, the Confederation is technically a democratic and free society, but in practice, is dominated by mega-corporations and bloated bureaucracies. Ultimately, both superpowers end up exploiting and restricting their inhabitants, albeit in different ways. For example, ... Written by Anonymous

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Lust in space.


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Chode: Just once, I'd like to time travel and not see Nazis!
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The opening credits feature items that resemble some of Sci-Fi's biggest legends: Whip's radio-controlled ship is the original Starship Enterprise from Star Trek (1966); Gus uses a vacuum that resembles R2-D2 from Star Wars (1977); the back of T'nuk's chair resembles the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »

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Duckman in outer space?
5 September 2006 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Not too bad altogether. The cgi is good. Middle of the road edginess. The Choode character is basically Duckman with a bit more of a spine. Even the voice sounds the same. They have just started showing the first season here in Canada and they've already trotted out the dark clowns in just about every episode. Gershon's voice over is improving as time goes by. I hate Stuttering John and if the ship undergoes a voice modulation, that would be fine with me.

There's a decided lack of imagination being exhibited here but it doesn't stop it from being entertaining in a sophomoric way. Doesn't move very far outside its orbit on any occasion. They could really do something with this if they stepped outside the box a little, but it stands on its own for entertainment value as it is.


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