Blaster's Universe

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Blaster's Universe
GenreChildren's television
Based onBlaster Learning System
by Knowledge Adventure
Developed byJamie Tatham
Dale Schott
Written byHugh Duffy (eps 1, 12)
Ben Joseph (eps 2, 9, 13)
Dave Dias (eps 3, 7, 11)
Dale Schott (ep 4)
Ken Ross (eps 5, 8)
Kim Thompson (eps 6, 10)
Directed byLarry Jacobs
Dan Hennessey (voice)
Voices ofJonathan Wilson
Maryke Hendrikse
Juan Chioran
Theme music composerGrayson Matthews for Tantrum Productions
Opening theme"Blaster's Universe Theme"
Vocals by Jonathan Wilson, Maryke Hendrikse, and Robert Tinkler (all uncredited)
Ending theme"Blaster's Universe Theme" (instrumental)
Composer(s)Ray Parker
Tom Szcezsniak
Country of originCanada
China
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)Patrick Loubert
Michael Hirsh
Clive A. Smith
James Wang
Cathy Siegel
Producer(s)Supervising:
Stephen Hodgins
Patricia Burns
Vince Commisso
Jocelyn Hamilton
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Nelvana
Hong Guang Animation
Release
Original networkCBS
Teletoon
Original releaseJanuary 4 (2000-01-04) –
March 26, 2000 (2000-03-26)

Blaster's Universe is a Canadian-Chinese animated television series, made by Nelvana and Hong Guang Animation, that ran for one season from September 1999 to January 2000[citation needed] on CBS and in 2000 on Teletoon. It was based on Knowledge Adventure's Blaster Learning System series of educational software, as it was reimagined in the late 1990s. The show is in continuity with other games of the era, such as Math Blaster ages 5–7.[citation needed]

Characters[edit]

  • Max Blaster (voiced by Jonathan Wilson) - A 12-year-old Earth boy, based on the Blasternaut from the video game series.
  • GC (voiced by Maryke Hendrikse) - A 12-year-old alien girl from the planet Omega.
  • MEL (voiced by Juan Chioran) - Blaster and GC's robotic dog, his name is an abbreviation of "Mechanically Enhanced Lapdog".

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date (Teletoon)[1]
1"You're History"Hugh DuffyJanuary 4, 2000 (2000-01-04)
Blaster, GC and MEL run into Attila the Hun who kidnaps MEL. It is revealed that Major History is erasing all history. Using history against him, Blaster, GC and MEL foil his plot.
2"A Bridge Too Weak"Ben JosephJanuary 9, 2000 (2000-01-09)
Blaster and GC offer to help her dad, the Commander of Omega, by attending a bridge opening. But there are friends and enemies lingering around, involving Blaster.
3"Misplaced Weekend"Dave DiasJanuary 16, 2000 (2000-01-16)
Blaster's break time is lost to school time. Blaster, GC and MEL head out to look for the missing weekend. Evil genius, Dr. Dabble, is the culprit and after a close call with a garbage monster they return the weekend and trick Dr. Dabble into finding time to go fishing.
4"A Spot of Trouble"Dale SchottJanuary 25, 2000 (2000-01-25)
MEL's canine caper takes Blaster and GC on a race across the galaxy as they try to keep him out of the clutches of Von Shtoopenscooper, the Omegan Dog Catcher. But after playing catch with a moon and chasing a few interstellar cars they finally get him home again.
5"Uncool Copycat"Ken RossJanuary 30, 2000 (2000-01-30)
GC thinks that Blaster is getting a little loony. What they discover is that a misguided artist named Deja Vu is making life size copies of everything including people, almost starting an intergalactic war, until Blaster and GC convince him originality is a virtue.
6"Mind Over Manners"Kim ThompsonFebruary 6, 2000 (2000-02-06)
Illitera decides to eliminate politeness. To prevent intergalactic war and being grounded until he is 20, Blaster, GC and MEL have to trick Illitera into returning politeness to the galaxy.
7"Body Eclectic"Dave DiasFebruary 13, 2000 (2000-02-13)
Illitera decides to shrink the Commander to ruin his image. She had not counted on Blaster, GC and MEL being there to foil her plans and loses out once again.
8"Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow"Ken RossFebruary 20, 2000 (2000-02-20)
Ignoring his cleaning chores, Blaster goes with GC and MEL to follow a space pirate ship to the planet Moocowzia where they are treated like gods because they aren't helpless and can look after themselves, which inspires Blaster to clean his own room.
9"Sound Advice"Ben JosephFebruary 27, 2000 (2000-02-27)
GC wants to see Tone Def, play at the concert. The Maestro however plans to take over the concert. GC, Blaster and MEL track The Maestro and outsmart him, thanks to GC's music practice.
10"Math Schmath"Kim ThompsonMarch 5, 2000 (2000-03-05)
GC has a duty to tutor Zak with his math, except that Zak is disruptive. Number Cruncher starts up an evil plot, but is thwarted by Zak's mathematical talent.
11"Nowhere To Hide"Dave DiasMarch 12, 2000 (2000-03-12)
Blaster and GC get into unusual trouble in the Omegan library, but then the library statue is stolen. It turns out the assistant librarian, Ms. Hushop hid it thinking she had broken it.
12"Gym Nausium"Hugh DuffyMarch 19, 2000 (2000-03-19)
Blaster and GC go on a cruise aboard a space age Roman galley. The catch is that in this holiday they are working out in preparation for a race.
13"Buggin' Out"Ben JosephMarch 26, 2000 (2000-03-26)
Blaster is forced to face his worst nightmare, the Exterminator. The Exterminator has the dreaded Y2K bug in a jar and is threatening to release it again. Blaster defeats both his fear of bugs and the Exterminator.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2016-03-02. Archived from the original on 2016-05-16.

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