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Tripping the Rift 

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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" ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Stephen Root ...  Chode 39 episodes, 2004-2007
Maurice LaMarche ...  Gus 39 episodes, 2004-2007
John Melendez John Melendez ...  Bob 39 episodes, 2004-2007
Gayle Garfinkle Gayle Garfinkle ...  T'nuk / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2007
Rick Jones Rick Jones ...  Whip 39 episodes, 2004-2007
Terrence Scammell ...  Darph Bobo / ... 35 episodes, 2004-2007
Pauline Little Pauline Little ...  Additional Voice 18 episodes, 2004-2007
John Stocker John Stocker ...  Additional Voice 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Mark Camacho ...  Additional Voice 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Harry Standjofski ...  Additional Voice 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Susan Glover Susan Glover ...  Additional Voice 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Ellen David Ellen David ...  Additional Voice 17 episodes, 2004-2007
Richard M Dumont ...  Additional Voice 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Holly Gauthier-Frankel 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Rikee Madoff Rikee Madoff 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Danny Blanco Hall Danny Blanco Hall 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Walter Massey Walter Massey 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Pier Paquette Pier Paquette 16 episodes, 2004-2007
Jennifer Seguin 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Liz MacRae Liz MacRae 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Craig Francis Craig Francis 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Eleanor Noble 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Emma Campbell 15 episodes, 2004-2007
Cary Lawrence Cary Lawrence 14 episodes, 2004-2007
Bronwen Mantel Bronwen Mantel 14 episodes, 2004-2007
Anik Matern 14 episodes, 2004-2007
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler 14 episodes, 2004-2007
Carmen Electra ...  Six 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Jenny McCarthy ...  Six 13 episodes, 2007
Gina Gershon ...  Six 13 episodes, 2004
Daniel Brochu Daniel Brochu 13 episodes, 2007
Bruce Dinsmore 13 episodes, 2007
Alain Goulem 13 episodes, 2007
Matt Holland 13 episodes, 2007
Alex Ivanovich Alex Ivanovich 13 episodes, 2007
Jessica Kardos 13 episodes, 2007
Carlo Mestroni 13 episodes, 2007
Jennifer Morehouse Jennifer Morehouse 13 episodes, 2007
Michael Yarmush Michael Yarmush 13 episodes, 2007


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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4 March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les décalés du cosmos See more »

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Chode: Just once, I'd like to time travel and not see Nazis!
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Crazy Credits

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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Aliens, robots, and attractive cyborgs, what geek could ask for more?
8 February 2006 | by TheshapeshifterSee all my reviews

This show is brilliant. That much is clear, but the reason why it is brilliant is it is fresh and original. The show possess a innuendo-filled, somewhat morbid, and seldom disappointing quality which will have anyone, science-fiction geek or not, rolling on their sides with laughter and choked up with bouts of mirth. It is funny because it is a pleasant relief from all the previous science fiction shows which appear to be stuffy and impressive in a dulled-out sort of way. But with "Tripping the Rift", a viewer will see nothing but ensuing hilarity involving effeminate robots, narcissistic (and quite ugly) aliens, lazy lizard-type aliens, and much more. With this show being peppered with Star Wars and Star Trek references, it is certainly not to be taken as just another dull and lazily impressive science fiction show.

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