Cybersix (TV series)

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Cybersix
Cybersix (TV series)2.jpg
GenreAction
Crime
Science fiction
Thriller
Created byChu Takara
Carlos Meglia
Carlos Trillo
Developed byBarry Whittaker
Judy Valyi
Directed byHiroyuki Aoyama
Toshihiko Masuda
Atsuko Tanaka
Nobuo Tomizawa
Kazuhide Tomonaga
Keiko Oyamada
Kenji Kodama
Keiichiro Furuya
Voices ofCathy Weseluck
Michael Dobson
Alex Doduk
Janyse Jaud
Andrew Francis
Terry Klassen
Opening themeLyrics by Robert Olivier
Sung by Coral Egan
Music by Robbi Finkel
Composer(s)Robbi Finkel
Country of originCanada
Japan
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Koji Takeuchi
Herve Bedard
Shunzo Kato
Producer(s)Herve Bedard
Carole Ducharme
Shunzo Kato
Toshihiko Masuda
Koji Takeuchi
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)TMS Entertainment
NOA
Saban Entertainment
Distributor
Release
Original networkTeletoon (Canada)
Kids Station (Japan)
Telefe (Argentina)
Fox Kids (United States)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 6 (1999-09-06) –
October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)

Cybersix (Japanese: サイバーシックス ) is a 1999 animated miniseries based on Carlos Meglia's comic strip series of the same name. The series was produced by the Vancouver-based Network of Animation (NOA) and animated in Japan by TMS Entertainment. Many of the comic's darker themes had to be toned down for the show in order to make it appropriate for all audiences.[1] The music for the series was composed by Robbi Finkel.[2] Its opening and ending songs were composed by Finkel with lyrics by Robert Olivier and sung by jazz vocalist Coral Egan.[3] The series originally aired on Teletoon in Canada,[4][5] Fox Kids in the United States, Kids Station in Japan and Telefe in Argentina. On May 6, 2000 Cybersix won "Best Animated Production" and "Best Overall Sound of an Animated Production" at the Leo Awards.[6] On April 28, 2001, the series won "Special Mention for the Best Science Fiction Program" at the Pulcinella Awards in Italy for that year's competition.[7]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

The series aired thirteen episodes. Each individual ones had a production budget of $360,000 USD.[1] The series was cancelled after the first season, due to conflicts between production studios.[8]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Teletoon/Télétoon titleDirected byWritten byTeletoon airdate [9]Télétoon airdate [9]
11"Mysterious Shadow"
"La Créature Mystérieuse"
Keiichiro FuruyaAndrew D. Hammell
Story by: Koji Takeuchi
September 6, 1999 (1999-09-06)September 6, 1999 (1999-09-06)
After identifying Cybersix as Adrian Seidelman, Lucas Amato meets José and his minions. Cybersix rescues two men and prevents José from counterfeiting money.
22"Data-7 & Julian"
"Data 7 & Julien"
Keiko OyamadaAndrew D. Hammell
Story by: Koji Takeuchi
September 12, 1999 (1999-09-12)September 12, 1999 (1999-09-12)
Reichter sends Data-7 to find Cybersix. Adrian meets Julian, who is forced to steal anything. At the abandoned theatre, Cybersix recruits Data-7 and saves Julian.
33"Terra"
"Terra"
Keiichiro FuruyaCatherine Donahue Girzyc
Story by: Koji Takeuchi
September 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)September 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)
When Reichter creates Terra, Cybersix's altruistic essence changes his behaviour. José traps the two in the tower, but Terra sacrifices himself to save Cybersix.
44"Yashimoto, Private Eye"
"Yashimoto, Détective Privé"
Nobuo TomizawaBarry Whittaker & Judy ValyiSeptember 19, 1999 (1999-09-19)September 19, 1999 (1999-09-19)
José orders Ikiko's older brother Yashimoto to find Cybersix, which he does. As Yashimoto saves Julian and Ikiko, Cybersix defeats the giant ammonite.
55"Lori is Missing"
"Lori a Disparu"
Keiichiro FuruyaJono HowardSeptember 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)
Lori falls in love with Adrian, but is disgusted to find Cybersix at the apartment. Cybersix rescues Lori and stops José from robbing the bank.
66"Blue Birds of Horror"
"Les Pigeons Bleus"
Keiichiro FuruyaTerry Klassen
Story by: Koji Takeuchi
September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)September 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)
When the flock of birds invade the city, Cybersix and Lucas learn that they are used by José, and pause only whenever new broadcasts are transmitted. Lucas interrupts it, while Cybersix defeats the giant bird.
77"Brainwashed"
"Police - Contrôle"
Mayumi MasajiMichael Van Lane
Story by: Koji Takeuchi
October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)
Six detectives are kidnapped and brainwashed by José's mind-controlling device. However, Cybersix and the detectives escape.
88"Gone With the Wings"
"Gare Aux Gargouilles"
Keiko OyamadaTerry KlassenOctober 3, 1999 (1999-10-03)October 3, 1999 (1999-10-03)
Cybersix fights with the group of winged goblins every night. After loading the eggs from the subway, Cybersix traps the goblins and eggs on the train, and the sunlight destroys them.
99"The Eye"
"Coup D'oeil Sur La Ville"
Atsuko TanakaJono HowardOctober 10, 1999 (1999-10-10)October 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)
José discovers an eyeball creature growing bigger, when it drains the victims' consciousness. Cybersix freezes it with the tank of liquid nitrogen and the explosion destroys it, restoring the city's population.
1010"Full Moon Fascination"
"Fascination Lunaire"
Keiko OyamadaBarry WhittakerOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)
Reichter's werewolf creation, Elaine, disguises herself as a teacher and dates Lucas. After seeing a scratch mark on his arm, Lucas transforms into a werewolf. Cybersix saves Lucas and defeats Elaine.
1111"The Greatest Show in Meridiana"
"Jose Fait Son Cirque"
Keiko OyamadaTerry KlassenOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)October 10, 1999 (1999-10-10)
José forced Data-7 and Cybersix to star with the robotic animals in the circus show. However, Cybersix destroys the circus.
1212"Daylight Devil"
"Le Démon De L'aube"
Hiroyuki AoyamaJudi VayliOctober 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)October 24, 1999 (1999-10-24)
After identifying Cybersix as Adrian, Griselda, a reptilian woman, falls off from the bridge to her death.
1313"The Final Confrontation"
"Confrontation Finale"
Toshihiko MasudaBarry Whittaker & Judy ValyiOctober 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)October 30, 1999 (1999-10-30)
Reichter uses an island-sized living bomb near the city. However, José reverses the direction for the bomb to destroy the laboratory, killing Reichter and his failed experiments, while Cybersix escapes.

Home video releases[edit]

The series was released in English on DVD in North America by Discotek Media on 26 August 2014.[10] The box set features commentary by Cathy Weseluck and Brady Hartel on episodes 1 and 13, liner notes on episode 4 and 11, textless opening and ending animations, as well as the television pilot.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edwards, Ian (1998-06-15). "Special Report on Animation Opportunities and Growth: Cybersix deal focuses on product not $". Playback. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  2. ^ Finkel, Robbi. "Robbi Finkel - Film, theatre and other". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  3. ^ "Cybersix FAQ". Telecom. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2016-10-16.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Teletoon looks to new season". Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  5. ^ "DVD News - Cybersix complete series DVD set out now through Discotek Media". 29 August 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  6. ^ MacDonald, Fiona (2000-05-15). "B.C. fetes its best". Playback. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  7. ^ "CYBERSIX won a prize at the PULCINELLA AWARDS". Telecom. Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2016-10-16.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ Cybersix: The Complete Series DVD Commentary
  9. ^ a b "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2016-03-02. Archived from the original on 2016-05-16.
  10. ^ "Discotek Media - Timeline". Facebook. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  11. ^ Betteridge, Jesse (2014-09-29). "Review – Cybersix: The Complete Series DVD". Sitting on an Atomic Bomb. Retrieved 2016-10-16.

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