Street Sharks

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Street Sharks
Streetsharks.jpg
A screenshot from the "Street Sharks" episode "Sharkbait." Clockwise from upper left: Jab, Streex, Slammu, Ripster
Genre Action/Adventure
Science fiction
Starring Lee Tockar
Matt Hill
Andrew Rannells
D. Kevin Williams
Tony Wike
Terry Berner
J. Michael Lee
Pam Carter
Jim Hoggatt
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 40
Production
Running time 30 min.
Broadcast
Original channel Syndicated (1994–1997)
Original run September 11, 1994 – May 18, 1997
Chronology
Related shows Extreme Dinosaurs

Street Sharks was an American-Canadian animated television series about crime-fighting half-man/half-sharks. It was produced by DIC Entertainment and aired from 1994 to 1997, originally as a part of the Amazin' Adventures lineup.[1] Later, in 1996, the Street Sharks teamed up with the Dino Vengers and the show became "Dino Vengers Featuring Street Sharks". It was created to promote an existing Mattel toy line of the same name. The creators were David Siegel and Joe Galliani of Mr. Joe's Really Big Productions. Every episode has the word "Shark" somewhere in the episode title.[2]

Plot[edit]

The premise of the story states that university professor Dr. Robert Bolton and his partner Dr. Luther Paradigm created a machine, known as the "gene-slammer", capable of changing aquatic animals into anthropomorphic hybrids. Attempting to prevent Paradigm from using this machine for personal power, Bolton is transformed into an unseen monstrosity yet escapes. Later, Paradigm also gives Bolton's four sons John, Bobby, Coop, and Clint the likeness of four different sharks. When Dr. Paradigm captures their friend Bends, the resulting "Street Sharks" rescue him and combine Paradigm with piranha DNA, for which he is often nicknamed "Dr. Piranoid" by other characters. In subsequent episodes, Dr. Paradigm creates a variety of monsters to destroy the Street Sharks, while attempting to persuade the inhabitants of their native metropolis of Fission City to imprison them. Of these monsters, a few sided with the Sharks themselves namely 'Rox' (a musician- mako shark, similar to the protagonists), 'Moby Lick' (based on an orca), Mantaman (a manta ray/alien hybrid), and 'El Swordo' (based on a swordfish)

The final few episodes introduced the Dino Vengers, a group of extraterrestrial dinosaurs allied with the Street Sharks against their own rivals in the Raptor Gang. The Dino Vengers had their own spinoff series called Extreme Dinosaurs.

Characters[edit]

The Bolton Family[edit]

  • Ripster (voiced by Lee Tockar) - John Bolton is the smartest and oldest of the four brothers and enjoys creating inventions. He has taken up most of his knowledge and skills from his father. He's also an avid pool player. In the first episode of the show, he rides a motorbike. When he is transformed into Ripster, he becomes a great white shark with teeth that can chew through steel.
  • Jab (voiced by Matt Hill) - Clint Bolton's defining characteristic is that he is the lazy brother, but one of his hobbies is boxing. He appears to have some talent with mechanics as he uses a jet pack in the first episode. When he is transformed into Jab, he becomes a hammerhead shark in which he uses his head as a battering ram. Jab also appears to be more in tune with his animal side than his siblings, roaring and snarling when angry or excited over something.
  • Streex (voiced by Andrew Rannells) - Robert "Bobby" Bolton Jr. is one of the brothers who is a cool and self proclaimed ladies' man. He's seen everywhere wearing his rollerblades and appears to enjoy extreme sports like parachuting and snowboarding. Later on, he demonstrates the ability to play drums professionally. When he is transformed into Streex, he becomes a tiger shark. He gets his name from the purple streaks on his body. In the pilot movie (eventually to be episodes 1-3), he was originally called "Blades" due to his skills as a rollerblader.
  • Big Slammu (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) - Coop Bolton is the sports-oriented brother and the strongest (as well as youngest) of the four. He is also a football player in high school. In the first episode, he uses a skateboard to get around. When he is transformed into Big Slammu, he becomes a whale shark (which was depicted as a carnivorous shark in this franchise instead of a filter-feeding shark). His most prominently featured attack is called "Seismic Slam" where Slammu sets off an earthquake by hitting the ground with his fists.
  • Dr. Robert Bolton (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) - A university professor who is the father of the Bolton Brothers that had invented the gene-manipulation device for peaceful uses. He is only seen on-screen in the first episode where he tries to stop Dr. Paradigm's experiments only to become his next subject upon being hit by the gene-slamming device. He transforms into an unseen inhuman creature only to escape. Afterward during the series, he is only ever represented by a shadow cast on the wall which gives some idea to the creature he was transformed into. It is suggested through the series that Dr. Bolton is helping the Street Sharks from the sidelines and keeps close contact with his sons. He now lives in hiding because the mutation process done to him by Dr. Paradigm is irreversible. Now he lives to stop Dr. Piranoid and at the same time give other mutations refuge from the humans who fear them. The episode "Shark Source" shows him defeating Dr. Piranoid and his Seaviants to rescue a kidnapped young mutant crocodile. He goes on to defeat Dr. Piranoid, knocking off all his armor revealing his piranha-like form and commenting that Paradigm has become something less than human (even something lesser than Bolton himself). Afterwards, he left a part of Dr. Paradigm's armor for the Street Sharks with a note telling them to add it to their souvenirs and that he will see them soon.
  • Sir Thomas Bolton - A medieval ancestor encountered in the episode "Sir Shark-a-lot," he was the target of Paradigm's time-travel excursion to rid the mad man's present of the Bolton family. Sir Thomas was a known inventor in his time.

Allies[edit]

  • Lena Mack (voiced by Pam Carter) - A student of Dr. Paradigm's who suspects that he's not as good-natured as he makes himself out to be. Her suspicions prove right when she rescues the Street Sharks and discovers what he has done to the Bolton brothers. She helps the brothers whenever she can. She also has a younger brother named Malik who is featured in an episode. Lena seemed to have been written out later on in the series. Around the time that the Dino Vengers were being introduced, Lena rarely ever appeared and when she did, her role was reduced to that of a non-speaking background character in brief scenes.
  • Bends (voiced by Jim Hoggatt) - Fission University's technical genius, despite being as much of a goof as Streex and Jab. He is the Street Sharks' best pal even before they became Street Sharks and supplies the Street Sharks with their motorbikes and other gear. He also provides them with a hidden base underneath the University's ice skating rink. In episode 16, it is revealed that he cannot be mutated by a gene-slamming airborne virus. This genetic trait was passed down to his great, great, great grandson who is a member of the resistance against Dr. Paradigm in an alternate future as seen in "Shark to the Future."
  • Moby Lick - Jets Taylor is a good friend of the Bolton Brothers and Bends. After dosing Jets Taylor with an experimental mind-control serum, Dr. Paradigm then gene-slammed him with a killer whale in his attempt to make a fourth Seaviate. However, he eventually broke free of Paradigm's mind control and became an ally of the Street Sharks. Moby Lick has a long prehensile tongue (the source of his name), great strength, the ability to suck up water and then expel it through his blowhole, and later demonstrated the ability to communicate with other killer whales. He also retains an acquaintanceship/friendship with Jab and Bends. Moby eventually trades in the vigilante life to become an eco-conservationist in the Everglades National Park as seen in "Shark Hunt."
  • Rox - Melvin Kresnik is an up-and-coming musician before he stumbled upon a makeshift laboratory (supposedly Dr. Bolton's) and ate some of Paradigm's mutating popcorn that Bolton had stolen from Paradigm's warehouse earlier in the episode "Shark 'N' Roll". Melvin goes to bed and the mutation occurs as he sleeps turning him into a mako shark. Dr. Bolton had however previously developed an antidote for the mind control serum and put it in a salt shaker. As a result of ingesting the two together, Melvin still retained his free will along with his hair. Dr. Piranoid had wanted to gene-slam all the people at a concert (which was to originally feature Melvin Kresnik) into mutants by combining popcorn with animal genes. Ultimately, the Street Sharks stopped Dr. Piranoid and Rox continued to live his life as a rock star (where he passes his current form as a costume) remaining close friends with fellow musician Streex.
  • President David Horne (voiced by Tony Wike) - The President of the United States. The Street Sharks save him from being gene-washed by Dr. Paradigm (who had already gene-washed Vice-President Russell to run the county for President Horne). Following the this incident, President Horne pretends to be gene-washed so that he can secretly leak information to the Street Sharks. Since then, Prisident Horne become an ally of the Street Sharks.
  • El Swordo (voiced by Garry Chalk) - A circus performer who worked with a large swordfish named Spike. Spike was abducted and used by Dr. Paradigm and his trainer sought them out in the desert. The two were eventually "fused" together resulting in a combination of memories, but is dominantly the human in action and personality. El Swordo remains active in entertainment having been on a Naval ship in "20,000 Sharks Under the Sea," exercising his skills with double swords by slicing fruit in half while they're in mid-air.
  • Mantaman (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) - A flying dinosaur-like alien specimen was found encased in stone by Dr. Terrence "Terry" Morton. The alien wasn't dead however, but merely in suspended animation and it was reactivated by Dr. Paradigm's meddling where it feeds off of electricity. Dr. Morton then deliberately gene-slammed himself with a combination of the alien's DNA and manta ray DNA to help the Street Sharks fight the original alien. Dr. Morton (or now Mantaman) was then seen leaping towards the Earth's atmosphere at the very end of the episode. He has a younger brother named Ryan who appears in "Shark Jacked" when he gets captured by Dr. Paradigm. By the end of the episode, Mantaman's parents learn of what became of their son and accept his appearance. Around the "Ancient Sharkonauts" episode, Mantaman returns under the control of the Raptors using his alien DNA to sway his allegiance away from the Sharks. This lasts for an episode before he's freed of their control.
  • Dino Vengers - An intergalactic military unit selected to hunt down the Raptors. They come from a far away planet inhabited by anthropomorphic dinosaurs self-described as 'soft skin' (different origins than their ED counterparts). They were genetically augmented to be tougher, to complete their mission, and wound up stranded on Earth as were the Raptors.

Antagonists[edit]

  • Dr. Luther Paradigm (voiced by J. Michael Lee) - A university professor and the primary antagonist of the series. Dr. Luther Paradigm was plotting to take over Fission City with Dr. Bolton's gene-manipulation dive while maintaining a public image. He is easily identified by his metal eyepatch, a villain's cliché. By the second episode, he's seen wearing a giant yellow robotic exoskeleton suit to deal with the Street Sharks, using offensive capabilities like the ability to fire harpoons. Due to an accident in the second episode, Dr. Paradigm is injected with piranha DNA meant for the Street Sharks gaining the moniker Dr. Piranoid. The piranha DNA was unstable however and as a result, Paradigm's face morphs into a piranha-like one with a heightened voice whenever he gets highly agitated (similar to the Hulk) without the personality shift. When in public, Dr. Paradigm wears a robe to hide his exoskeleton suit. Dr. Paradigm also invented "gene-washing" (a type of brainwashing experiment) which he used to brainwash Vice-President Russell and nearly brainwashed President David Horne. When it came to the Street Sharks working with the Dino Vengers to stop the Raptors, Dr. Paradigm injected himself with iguana DNA believing it was Velociraptor DNA where he was renamed Dr. Iguanoid as a result.
    • SharkBot (voiced by Steve Gibbs) - A machine which was a result of Dr. Paradigm's experimentation with robotics. Sharkbot was used to bust Repteel out of prison as well as frame the Street Sharks for the crime. The Sharks ultimately reprogrammed it to destroy Paradigm's lab resulting in the robot's destruction. Its shell was salvaged and remade into SharkBot 2.0. It continued to be a threat for the sharks on many occasions until its final destruction at the end of season 2.
    • Tentakill - A biped creature of unknown origins and species (if even applicable). It was first seen in the episode "Sir Sharkalot" as Paradigm's newest tactile weapon, harnessed with mounted laser cannons and buzz saw cutters and despite that, it was shown defeat. It is incapable of speech, shows limited intelligence, and was not utilized often in episodes to follow.
  • Seaviates - A group of mutant sea creatures that serve Dr. Paradigm.
    • Slobster (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) - One of Paradigm's earlier experiments along with Slash. He was created by injecting a lobster with the DNA of villainous figures like Genghis Khan and Captain Thomas Blood, becoming an anthropomorphic lobster that salivates constantly. Slobster was later dropped from the series after Season Two.
    • Slash (voiced by Terry Berner) - Another of Paradigm's first experiments with gene manipulation. A marlin that was also injected with the DNA of villains like Genghis Khan and Captain Thomas Blood, it transforms into an anthropomorphic fish with a drill bit on its nose and a purple leotard. Slash speaks in a hissing lisp. There is a running gag in the series that revolves around Slash somehow getting his nose jammed in a wall and being unable to remove it. Slash also doesn't get along well with Killamari because Slash made a snide remark about Killamari's initial inability to talk and that Killamari is much more intelligent than Slash. Slash was later dropped from the series after Season Two.
    • Killamari (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) - The third of Dr. Paradigm's evil Seaviates created from a squid that was captured off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Slash and Killamari despise each other, mostly because Slash made a snide remark about Killamari's initial inability to talk and that Killamari is much more intelligent than Slash. Killamari has the ability to project natural 'spears' or 'harpoons' from his mouth and the many suckers covering his body; these projectiles drip with an extremely potent venom. In his debut in the episode "Lone Shark," he almost killed Jab, but Lena and Bends concocted an anti-venom which has since reduced his threat.
    • Repteel (voiced by Tony Wike) - The only one of Dr. Paradigm's Seaviates to have originally been human. Mr. Cunneyworth is the aged owner and hotel manager of a run-down hotel that was accidentally demolished by the Street Sharks during a fight with Dr. Paradigm's Seaviates. He willingly allowed Dr. Paradigm to merge his genetic codes with those of a moray eel and an electric eel. As Repteel, he feeds on electricity and shoots miniature eels from his hands (which are also charged with electricity) and wears a special pack to charge up on electricity.
    • Shrimp Louie (voiced by Andrew Rannells) - A mutated shrimp and one of Paradigm's later Seaviates. He's not very strong, is quite the coward, and his primary weapons are big blaster guns.
  • Maximillian Grecko - An aged mafioso who before his genetic enhancement was frequently caught saying "I am NOT dead!" During the course of his debut episode, Maximillian Grecko discovered Dr. Paradigm's secret as a fake savior of the city and blackmailed Dr. Paradigm into gene-slamming him with rhinoceros hair "collected" earlier by Killimari as well as the DNA of a desert tortoise. The geneslam granted Maximillian Grecko the strength of a rhinoceros and the longevity of a desert tortoise which de-aged Grecko to half his age. He later had Dr. Paradigm further enhance him to take on the Street Sharks. Maximillian Grecko later returned in "Card Sharks" where he was running a casino.
    • Zeus and Apollo (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) - Maximillian Grecko's pet chihuahuas. They were genetically enhanced by Dr. Paradigm in exchange that Maximillian doesn't tell people the truth about Dr. Paradigm's evil plots. Zeus and Apollo were further enhanced so that they and Maximillian Grecko can take on the Street Sharks.
  • Malcolm Medusa III (voiced by J. Michael Lee) - A rich, business-owning big game hunter who frequently targets endangered animals for his trophies. He first appeared in "Eco Sharks" where he was using Medusa Cove as a cover-up for his pollution and whale-trapping activities. The Street Sharks and Moby Lick were able to expose him. In "Shark Hunt," Malcolm Medusa III trapped Moby Lick and the Street Sharks in a twisted hunt as the ultimate form of sportsmanship. He was eventually arrested and sent to an island prison where he plans his revenge.
    • Clamando (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) - A mutant clam who was originally human. As Medusa's employee back when he was a dock worker, he slipped into the toxic waters of a clam bed and mutated underwater. He is currently Medusa's right-hand man and his arsenal includes gas grenades and a bazooka that shoots pearl-based shots. In "Shark to the Future," Clamando's appearance was first used as a Seaviate that worked for a Dr. Paradigm during the Street Sharks' visit to the future.
  • The Raptors - A trio of rogue velociraptor-like criminals.
    • Bad Rap (voiced by Doug Parker) - The leader of the Raptors who has a metal brace-like device on his mouth.
    • Haxx (voiced by Doug Parker) - A Raptor with implants on the backs of each wrist that produce green blades, whose tail has been replaced with a blade-covered and is capable of spinning like a drill.
    • Spittor (voiced by Doug Parker) - The scientist and brains of the Raptors. Spittor carries a tank with various liquids released from nozzles on his hands, tail, and mouth.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Guy in the Sky (voiced by Tony Wike) - Fission City's top air radio reporter and paparazzo. He was never fully seen, but people recognize him for his yellow helicopter that shows up everywhere. He was a constant nuisance to most people in Fission City, especially the Street Sharks.
  • Detective Michael Brock - The police detective who is generally seen in charge of shark-related incidents and investigating them out of duty (not obsession).

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1994)[edit]

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Title Written by Original air date TV broadcast
1 "Sharkbait" Martha Moran September 1, 1994 (September 1, 1994) S01E01
Dr. Robert Bolton had invented a gene-slamming device for peaceful uses until his colleague Dr. Luther Paradigm uses it for his evil purposes. When Dr. Bolton tries to intervene, he ends up gene-slammed into an unseen inhuman creature during the struggle and escapes. While in search of their father, John, Clint, Robert, and Coop are mutated into humanoid sharks by the evil Dr. Paradigm. While adapting to their new looks, the four brothers must avoid being seen.
2 "Sharkbite" Martha Moran 1994 (1994) S01E02
The Street Sharks are on a runaway from the police along with their friends Bends and Dr. Lena. The Street Sharks must find a new place to live in and be safe from society.
3 "Sharkstorm" Martha Moran 1994 (1994) S01E03
Ripster, Jab, Streex, and Slammu must protect their reputations and change the way they are being viewed in Fission City. They must fight Dr. Piranoid as well as finding their father once and for all.

Season 2 (1994)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Written by Original air date TV broadcast
4 "Shark Quest" Douglas Booth 1994 (1994) S02E01
Dr. Paradigm captures Big Slammu to control his mind and the Street Sharks must break into Dr. Paradigm's hideout to attack and save their brother.
5 "Lone Shark" Dennis O'Flaherty 1994 (1994) S02E02
While the Street Sharks are going out for burgers, Dr. Paradigm transforms a squid he has acquired into Killamari who becomes the latest member of the Seaviates. The Sharks have to stop them from breaking into the Bolton home and stealing important genetic research data that their father left behind.
6 "Shark n' Roll" Robert Schecther 1994 (1994) S02E03
When a musician called Melvin Kresnik accidentally digests contaminated popcorn and water that was tainted with a gene-slamming chemical, he becomes a mako shark later known as Rox and befriends the Street Sharks. Together, they have to save the concert in town and its attendants from being mutated into more sea creatures through the same way that Rox was mutated.
7 "Fresh Water Sharks" Bill Matheny 1994 (1994) S02E04
The citizens of Fission City hear an announcement from Dr. Paradigm that he has invented a vaccine against the gene-slamming formula.
8 "Shark Treatment" Dennis O'Flaherty 1994 (1994) S02E05
With the help of a mind-control serum, Dr. Paradigm turns Jets Taylor into a killer whale mutant named Moby Lick to be his latest Seaviate.
9 "Road Sharks" Steve Hayes 1994 (1994) S02E06
When Streex has been captured by Dr. Paradigm, the rest of the Street Sharks alongside Moby Lick take to the roads to rescue them.
10 "Shark Fight" George Arthur Bloom 1994 (1994) S02E07
Rox is back in town for the Fission City Music Awards and plans to play the evidence that would expose Dr. Paradigm's gene-slamming activities.
11 "Sky Sharks" Michael O'Mahony 1994 (1994) S02E08
When his hotel had been previously destroyed by the Street Sharks and no family members to live with, Mr. Cunneyworth allows Dr. Paradigm to gene-slam him with the DNA of an electric eel and a moray eel which transforms him into Repteel. While Repteel is ordered by Dr. Paradigm to steal an advanced supercomputer part for his robotic machine, the Street Sharks take a cruise around the city to find the doctor's new Seaviate's location and put a stop to their evil plans.
12 "Shark of Steel" Douglas Booth 1994 (1994) S02E09
The Street Sharks are framed and brought out of hiding by Sharkbot, the robotic machine built by Dr. Paradigm in the last episode. The Street Sharks must once again defend their reputations and take on Sharkbot.
13 "Shark Source" Douglas Booth 1994 (1994) S02E10
The Street Sharks discover an underground civilization of mutant crocodiles that happen to know Dr. Bolton after he cured them of their damaged genes. Meanwhile, Dr. Paradigm rebuilds Sharkbot and captures one of the mutant crocodiles.

Season 3 (1995)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Written by Original air date TV broadcast
14 "Jurassic Shark" Dennis O'Flaherty 1995 (1995) S03E01
Jab and Streex are sent back in time in two different eras by Dr. Paradigm's time machine called the Time Slammer. Back in the present, Slammu, Ripster, and Bends have to deal with Dr. Piranoid's Seaviates who are now joined by Shrimp Louie. With the help of some Atlanteans, Jab is able to travel in time to save his brother Streex.
15 "Sir Sharkalot" Martha Moran 1995 (1995) S03E02
Dr. Paradigm creates Tentakill as part of his time-traveling plot to have Killamari go back to the medieval times and kill the Street Shark's ancestor Sir Thomas Bolton. Ripster and Big Slammu hijack Dr. Paradigm's Time Slammer to prevent Sir Thomas Bolton from being killed.
16 "Shark to the Future" Martha Moran 1995 (1995) S03E03
The Street sharks are sent to a future where Dr. Piranoid controls everything. They meet up with Bends' great-great-grandson General Bendsini and join the rebel forces.
17 "First Shark" Gildart Jackson 1995 (1995) S03E04
The Street Sharks go to Washington D.C. to save President David Horne from being "gene washed" by Dr. Piranoid as part of his plot to control President Horne after he had successfully gene-washed Vice-President Russell.
18 "Rebel Sharks" Jeff Kwitny 1995 (1995) S03E05
The Street Sharks and Bends travel to the country of Chernosium to help a child named Ilya (who had sent them a fan letter), rescue his father President Andre Knezevic, and overthrow a dictator named Ekerson Nozum.
19 "Space Sharks" Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard 1995 (1995) S03E06
After extracting alien DNA from a sample found on an asteroid, Dr. Piranoid tries to gene-slam the entire planet with this alien DNA mixed with manta ray DNA. The Street Sharks are sent up to space, per the president's request and help, to not only stop Dr. Piranoid's gene slamming plan, but also defeat the alien monster that was released from the sample. They end up getting help from Dr. Terrence Morton who ends up becoming Mantaman in order to help fight the alien.
20 "A Shark Among Us" Michael O'Mahoney 1995 (1995) S03E07
Lena's brother Malik is among those who have been taking strength-enhancing pills. Ripster goes undercover to trace the source of the pills and discovers that a drug dealer named Jackal has been distributing the pills in order to get some recruits to help rob a bank.
21 "To Shark or Not to Shark" Kim Rawl 1995 (1995) S03E08
The Street Sharks have suddenly become human again due to a formula made by Dr. Piranoid as part of a plot to keep the Street Sharks human permanently.
22 "Eco Shark" Jeff Kwitny 1995 (1995) S03E09
While investigating the killer whale attacks, the Street Sharks and Moby Lick trace the attacks to Malcolm Medusa III's marine animal sanctuary called Medusa Cove which is being covered up by holograms to hide the pollution and trapped whales. They discover that businessman Malcolm Medusa III and Clammando have been using holograms to keep the town from knowing what is really happening.
23 "Close Encounters of the Shark Kind" Jeff Kwitny 1995 (1995) S03E10
Mantaman returns to Earth to help the Street Sharks fight the energy-draining alien (which survived the space station's destruction in "Space Sharks") before it starts draining Earth's electricity.
24 "Satellite Sharks" Dennis O'Flaherty 1995 (1995) S03E11
The Stromboli Circus is in town where El Swordo and his swordfish Spike are the main attraction. Spike is soon targeted by Dr. Piranoid so that he can mutate and control it with the Chromifier Ray so that he can gain control of a satellite and control every head of state in the world.
25 "Cave Sharks" Phil Harnage 1995 (1995) S03E12
Fission City has suffered a blackout as Dr. Paradigm unveils the Wolverinepedes (a wolverine/centipede hybrid) which will be a solution to Fission City's toxic waste problems. The Street Sharks are contacted by Paxel of the G.E.C.O.s (short for Genetic Engineered Cave Organism) on behalf of Robert Bolton where they learn that toxic waste is leaking into their underground home beneath the garbage dump. The Street Sharks discover that the Wolverinepedes are a cover for Dr. Piranoid's illegal toxic waste-dumping property where the Wolverinepedes have been getting bigger from the consumption of toxic waste.
26 "Shark Wars" Jeff Kwitny 1995 (1995) S03E13
Dr. Paradigm is visited by his future counterpart in his Time-Slammer where they work on a plan to develop a mechanism to alter the world's genetic code by New Year's Eve. The Street Sharks are tipped off about the disturbance in the time-space continuum by Dr. Bolton and work with Mantaman and El Swordo to thwart the two Dr. Paradigms and the future Dr. Paradigm's Mechosharks.
27 "Shark Father" Bruce Shelly, Reed Shelly 1995 (1995) S03E14
An aged crime boss named Maximilian Greco discovers Ripster and Streex fighting Killamari and Repteel at a nearby zoo as part of Dr. Paradigm's plot to obtain animal specimens for his Genetic Engineering Chamber. Upon tracing Killamari and Repteel back to Dr. Paradigm, Maximilian Grecko blackmails him into enhancing him with the strength of a rhinoceros and the longevity of a desert tortoise. Maximilian also has Dr. Paradigm have his chihuahuas Zeus and Apollo enhanced to fight the Street Sharks.
28 "Shark Hunt" Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard 1995 (1995) S03E15
Malcolm Medusa III and Clammando are back and have been hunting Florida Panthers in the Everglades as part of a plot to develop a Chemical Waste Incinerator there. After Moby Lick has been caught by Malcolm when trying to rescue them, the President enlists the Street Sharks to investigate where the trace the Florida Panthers and Moby Lick to a nearby island where Malcolm has used a petrifying laser to petrify Moby Lick, the Florida Panthers, and other wildlife in the Everglades. Now Malcolm plans to have the Street Sharks provide a hunting challenge for him.
29 "Card Sharks" Dennis O'Flaherty 1995 (1995) S03E16
Maximilian Greco is back and has established a casino called the Golden Greco while making its surrounding areas as part of Fission City's casino district. Dr. Paradigm sends Repteel and Shrimp Louie to raid the Golden Greco and steal all the money there. Yet Repteel and Shrimp Louie continue to rob other casinos causing Dr. Paradigm to send Killamari after them up to the point where the Seaviants are enlisted by Maximilian Greco to take over the casino district.
30 "Shark Jacked" Kevin Donahue 1995 (1995) S03E17
Dr. Piranoid has Killamari and Tentakill capture Mantaman's younger brother Ryan so that he can get Mantaman to hijack two jets with one of them carrying the Latonian President and the other one carrying the Coachnian President where both of them are to be meeting with President Horne the next day. While Mantaman does the hijacking, Bends and the Street Sharks work on playing along while finding out where Dr. Piranoid is keeping Ryan. During that time, Dr. Piranoid has created the Genesis Satellite to end the world's woes by detonating it so that the world can be turned into mutated creatures.
31 "Turbo Sharks" Jules Dennis 1995 (1995) S03E18
At the time when Jab is going to compete in the Cross-Country Grand Prix, Dr. Paradigm creates the Gene-Slam Bomb and places it in the Turbo Jab vehicle so that it would detonate at the Cross-Country Grand Prix if Jab does not have his car running at 65 MPH. The plot thickens when the International Trade Conference that is signing the Big Trade Agreement is threatened by Dr. Paradigm's Gene-Washing Bomb within an ice sculpture of two dolphins.
32 "20,000 Sharks Under the Sea" Jeff Kwitny 1995 (1995) S03E19
At the time when El Swordo is entertaining the USS Liberty, a four-headed sea monster (where some navy officers have compared it to Scylla) has been attacking ships and submarines at sea. To prevent an international incident, President Horne enlists the Street Sharks to look into this. The Street Sharks work with El Swordo in order to keep the four-headed sea monster from attacking ships.
33 "Ancient Sharkonauts" Phil Harnage 1995 (1995) S03E20
A space capsule that landed on Earth 65,000,000 years ago has been unearthed by archaeologists. While Dr. Paradigm has taken interest in the space capsule, an incident involving the capsule's prisoner Bad Rapp causes Mantaman to fall under his control (the alien whose DNA was used to create Mantaman was one of Bad Rapp's many creations) as they plot to control the largest radio telescope in order to contact Bad Rapp's fellow Raptors. Now the Street Sharks must work to free Mantaman before Bad Rapp's transmission to his fellow Raptors gets through.
34 "Sharkotic Reaction" Reed Shelly, Robert Askin 1995 (1995) S03E21
President Horne contacts the Street Sharks informing them that a UFO has been sighted in the Solar System. Upon investigating, the Street Sharks meet the Dino Vengers T-Bone, Stegz, Bullzeye, and Spike. The Street Sharks learn from them that they are after Bad Rapp and the Raptors. The Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers join forces when the Raptors steal different weapons from different countries in order to make the other countries think they are being attacked by the other.
35 "Sand Sharks" Louis Gassen 1995 (1995) S03E22
While fighting the Raptors, the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers hear from President Horne that the military is testing their stealth Super Shadow chopper. As the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers work to protect the Super Shadow from the Raptors, Dr. Paradigm takes interest in the Raptors as he leads Shrimp Louie and Tentakill into finding them where he will steal the Super Shadow for them in exchange for Velociraptor DNA. After Dr. Paradigm obtains the Super Shadow, the Raptors trick Dr. Paradigm by giving him iguana DNA. The Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers must work to reclaim the Super Shadow from the Raptors.
36 "Shark Quake" Peter Hunziker 1995 (1995) S03E23
During winter, the Raptors make plans to warm up Earth in order to make it more hospitable for the Raptors. They do this by making Mt. Cauldron (a dormant volcano near Fission City) erupt by firing a missile into it so that the heat from it can be trapped in Earth's atmosphere. After the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers thwart that plan, the Raptors do what they did on Calderas 3 by using their computer to activate every dormant volcanoes on Earth. Now the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers must prevent the Raptors from activating the dormant volcanoes on Earth.
37 "Super Shark" Pat Allee, Ben Hurst 1995 (1995) S03E24
At the time when Big Slammu prepares for Fission City's comic book convention at a local convention center to meet his favorite comic book writer Jake Langstrom, Bullzeye learns about comic books and follows Big Slammu to the convention center. At the same time, the Raptors head to the Munitions and Armaments section of the Convention Center in order to steal the latest weaponry there.
38 "Jungle Sharks" Jeff Kwitny 1995 (1995) S03E25
When the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers stop the Raptors from stealing a submarine, Stegs, Spike, and Bullzeye come down with a virus with the same symptoms as the virus the Dino Vengers once contracted on Zirus 10. The Street Sharks and T-Bone race against time and the Raptors to the Amazon Rainforest to get to a special pharmaceutical fungus that would help cure the sick Dino Vengers before its final symptom takes its toll on them in the next 24 hours.
39 "Trojan Sharks" Tom Sheppard, Wendell Morris 1995 (1995) S03E26
In order to track the Dino Vengers to their lair, the Raptors cause havoc at an amusement park and ambush the Dino Vengers where they managed to secretly place a tracking device on Stegz so that they can find the Dino Lair. When the Dino Vengers end up defeated and captured as part of Bad Rapp's plot to launch them to the stars in a stolen missile, the Street Sharks must rescue the Dino Vengers before the Raptors can launch the missile they are on.
40 "Shark-apolypse Now!" Peter Hunziker May 1, 1995 (May 1, 1995) S03E27
At the time when the World Leaders have come to an agreement not to use biological weapons, the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers are enlisted to guard a top secret facility that the biological weapons are going to be safely destroyed. In order for the Raptors to prevent the biological weapons from being destroyed, Dr. Paradigm (who is now Dr. Iguanoid) puts the finishing touches on his mind-control chip which they plan to use on Bad Rapp's alien creation after freeing it. This leads up to Dr. Paradigm releasing the other alien in the facility as part of his plot to rule Earth.

DVD release[edit]

On February 19, 2013, Street Sharks – The Complete Series was released on Region 1 DVD for the very first time by Mill Creek Entertainment.[3]

Principal voice actors[edit]

  • Rob Baker
  • Terry Berner – Slash
  • Todd Campbell
  • Pam Carter – Lena
  • Garry Chalk – El Swordo, Spike
  • Ian James Corlett – Bullzeye
  • Laurier Dubeau
  • Matt Hill – Jab
  • Jim Hoggatt – Bends, General Bendsini
  • Jerry Longe
  • Laura Marr
  • J. Michael Lee – Dr. Luther Paradigm, Malcolm Medusa III
  • Jason Michas
  • Doug Parker – Bad Rap, Haxx, Spittor
  • Andrew Rannells – Streex, Shrimp Louie
  • Lee Tockar – Ripster, T-Bone
  • Jerry Wall
  • D. Kevin Williams – Big Slammu, Dr. Robert Bolton, Killamari, Slobster, Mantaman, Clammando, Apollo & Zeus, Stegz
  • Tony Wike – Repteel, Guy in the Sky, President David Horne

Additional voices[edit]

  • John St. Angelo
  • Susan Baer Beck
  • Kevin Erhardt
  • Ryan Ewing
  • Aaron Fili
  • Steve Gibbs – SharkBot
  • Adam Grant
  • Mary Theresa Green
  • Nils Holland
  • Amy Kunz
  • Kevin Lawlor
  • Roberta Lawson
  • Laura Marr
  • Clyde McNeal
  • M. Michelle Phillips
  • Alvin Sanders
  • Casey Sixt
  • Ryle Smith
  • David Wallace

Crew[edit]

  • Pam Carter – Casting and Voice Director
  • Marsha Goodman – Casting and Voice Director
  • Paul Quinn – Casting and Voice Director

Tie-in products[edit]

In 1996, Archie Comics released a short-lived comic book series based on Street Sharks. They published a three-issue mini-series which were based on the first three episodes of the series,[4] and a regular comic series, which lasted three issues.[5]

From 1994 to 1996, Mattel released a line of Street Sharks action figures.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ char2renee User Score 5. "Amazin' Adventures on". Tv.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ http://bulk.resource.org/copyright/hids/hid_11/hid_11658800-11659099.txt
  3. ^ Date, Cost, and Box Art for 'The Complete Series' on DVD!
  4. ^ "Street Sharks (mini series) (1996)". Comic Book Database. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Street Sharks (1996)". Comic Book Database. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Lifestyles: Street Sharks are Chompin' Good!. Electronic Gaming Monthly. Issue 69. Pg.137. April 1995.

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