List of Cyberchase episodes

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Cyberchase is an American–Canadian[1] math, environmental sciences, and meteorology cartoon on PBS Kids. Cyberchase features Matt, Jackie, and Inez (Earth children), who use math and problem-solving skills in a quest to save Cyberspace from an evil villain named The Hacker. The three are zapped into Cyberspace by Motherboard, the ruler of Cyberspace. Together with Motherboard's helper, Digit (a cyberbird), the three new friends compose the Cybersquad.

Each episode ends with a live-action For Real segment, hosted by young, comedic actors who explore the show's math topic in the real world. Cyberchase is created by Thirteen Education for WNET aka Channel Thirteen.

After the 5th episode of Season 8, Cyberchase went on hiatus. However, on April 3, 2013, it was announced on the official Facebook page that the show would return for a 9th season during the fall.[2]

On February 10, 2015, Gilbert Gottfried, the voice of Digit, announced that five new season 10 episodes were expected to be broadcast in the latter half of 2015.[3] In April 2015, the Cyberchase Twitter account retweeted a photo indicating that the season would focus on health, math and the environment.[4][better source needed]

In January 2017, it was announced that Cyberchase would be returning for an eleventh season, with 10 new episodes set to air later in the year.[5] In May, producer Kristen and director Mika answered questions about the show in a 19-minute video.[6]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 January 21, 2002 (2002-01-21) July 10, 2002 (2002-07-10)
2 14 July 17, 2002 (2002-07-17) September 18, 2003 (2003-09-18)
3 12 September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19) December 30, 2004 (2004-12-30)
4 10 December 31, 2004 (2004-12-31) October 7, 2005 (2005-10-07)
5 10 November 26, 2006 (2006-11-26) April 20, 2007 (2007-04-20)
6 10 November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07) October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27)
7 7 April 21, 2008 (2008-04-21) October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07)
8 5 July 2, 2010 (2010-07-02) July 30, 2010 (2010-07-30)
9 5 November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04) April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)
10 5 November 9, 2015 (2015-11-09) November 13, 2015 (2015-11-13)
11 10[7] September 21, 2017 (2017-09-21) April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)[7]

Episodes[edit]

Webisodes (2001, 2003, and 2005)[edit]

Preceding the televised animated episodes, in December 2001, three webisodes called "How It All Started" were added to the website.

  • Webisode 1 had 11 panels.[8]
  • Webisode 2 had 13 panels.[9]
  • Webisode 3 had 13 panels.[10]

By 13 April 2003, the trilogy was expanded into "Web Adventures" with a 4th webisode called called NUMBERLESS PUDDLES![11] which had 20 panels.[12]

On 14 December 2005, a 5th webisode called HACKER JACK was added[13] which had 4 panels.[14]

The "Web Adventures" webisodes page was still up in December 2012,[15] but as of March 8, 2014,[16] it was changed into a redirect to the Math Games page introduced in 2011.[17]

Season 1 (2002)[edit]

In the pilot episode "Lost My Marbles", Hacker infects Motherboard with a computer virus. At a library on Earth, while looking at a computer, Jackie, Matt, and Inez (who accidentally let Hacker unleash the virus by touching the computer map at the same time) are sucked through an interdimensional portal into Cyberspace. In their first adventure, they go to an island to rescue Dr. Marbles. In subsequent adventures, they return to Cyberspace to thwart Hacker's evil plans, which vary from ruining Motherboard to trying to take over a Cybersite. Throughout the season, the Cybersquad searched for a new encryptor chip for Motherboard. In episode 9, Buzz and Delete nearly retrieved the encryptor chip, but lost it in a dust storm, much to Hacker's discomfort. This is also the only season to use traditional cel animation, before switching to digital ink-and-paint which was used in Seasons 2-5, before finally switching to flash animation from the start of the sixth season to eleventh season.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
1 1 "Lost My Marbles[18]" Geometry: Navigation/Using a map Larry Jacobs Joseph Kwong, George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin January 21, 2002 101

Hacker launches a virus that attacks Motherboard, and three Earth kids, Matt, Jackie, and Inez, are pulled into Cyberspace to save Dr. Marbles who has been captured and stranded by The Hacker. The kids must use their Sqawkpads and teamwork to locate Dr. Marbles before sundown, when the cybersite reformats itself and turns inside-out.

For Real: "Gorillas in the Midst" Bianca locates the Gorilla Exhibit in a zoo using a map and directions.

Also starring: Richard Binsley as Dr. Marbles and Kristina Nicoll as Motherboard
2 2 "Castleblanca" Using Data: collecting and analyzing Larry Jacobs Dan Elish and George Arthur Bloom January 22, 2002 102

The Cybersquad must stop Hacker from activating his newest creation, Gigabyte, before the light of the midnight moon, or else Dr. Marble's memory will be transferred into the robot, and Hacker will learn about all of Motherboard's secrets. The kids and Digit know Hacker is in a spooky Halloween-esque castle called Castleblanca; unfortunately, Motherboard wasn't able to specify which castle he is in. The kids must survey the residents of Castleblanca in order to pin-point the exact location where Dr. Marbles is being held captive.

For Real: "Bianca's Greatest Hits" Bianca must figure out what hot, new music CD to buy as a present for her sister Whitney's birthday.

Also starring: Richard Binsley as Dr. Marbles and Kristina Nicoll as Motherboard
3 3 "R-Fair City" Probability and Chance Larry Jacobs Barry Harman and George Arthur Bloom January 23, 2002 103

Digit is lured to R-Fair City, a cybersite full of carnival games, by Madame N. Cognita (actually Hacker in disguise). The kids must find the unfair/crooked game in order to find Digit. Meanwhile, they learn about chance and how to spot an unfair chance of winning and losing. Along the way they meet Lucky, a cab driver, who offers them a chance to gain a free cab ride while they search for Digit. Digit is locked in a bird cage with Buzz and Delete as his guards.

For Real: "Bianca Flips Out" Bianca recalls trying to figure out which movie to buy tickets to, and if she was giving each a fair chance by flipping a coin.

Also starring: Richard Binsley as Dr. Marbles and Kristina Nicoll as Motherboard Guest starring: Linda Cash as Lucky
4 4 "Snow Day to be Exact" Estimation Larry Jacobs Ronnie Krauss, George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin January 24, 2002 104

Hacker is looking for an eternal power source, so he steals Solaria's Sunisphere. The Cybersquad has to get it back before the whole site freezes over.

For Real: "Regards to Broadway" Harry is trying to decide whether or not he should stay in a long line to see a movie.

Guest starring: Robert Smith as Olli
5 5 "Sensible Flats" Area Larry Jacobs Barry Harman, George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin January 25, 2002 105
Hacker participates in a land rush in which participants cannot build property bigger than Judge Trudy's land. Hacker's land is accused of being bigger than Trudy's, but the irregular shape turns out to be the exact same size.
6 6 "Zeus on the Loose" Fractions Larry Jacobs Ronnie Krauss, George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin January 28, 2002 106
The kids fail to stop Hacker from stealing Pandora's box in mythological Greece, so they must solve a riddle and complete challenges to satisfy Zeus and earn a second chance.
7 7 "The Poddleville Case" Patterns Yvette Kaplan and Larry Jacobs Jocelyn Stevenson, Kristin Laskas Martin and Peter Colley January 29, 2002 107

Hacker tries to steal the power vault from Poddleville while keeping the kids from figuring out the combination that opens it, by stealing all the power pods. Each power pod has a shape and a number from 1 to 12.

For Real: This is the one and only segment that does not star Harry or Bianca.

Absent: Digit.
8 8 "And They Counted Happily Ever After" Number and Operations Larry Jacobs Brian Meehl, George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin January 30, 2002 108
Wicked casts a spell that erases the memories of the citizens, so that they forget how to count.
9 9 "Clock Like An Egyptian" Time Keeping Larry Jacobs Sheila Head and George Arthur Bloom January 31, 2002 109
Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip in an ancient pyramid, but the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the Cybersquad arrives, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid, find Dr. Marbles, and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever.
10 10 "Secrets of Symmetria" Symmetry Larry Jacobs Noel MacNeal (story), George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin February 1, 2002 110
Dr. Marbles builds Symmetria because of his passion of symmetry, but Hacker steals the symmetrizer and destroys Symmetria by splitting everything symmetrical in half. The Cybersquad has to figure out how to get the symmetrizer back from Hacker.
11 11 "A Day at the Spa" Combinations Larry Jacobs Adam Rudman and George Arthur Bloom February 4, 2002 111
The kids are assigned to steal a crystal that powers Hacker's gadgets, while distracting Hacker with a series of spa treatments.
12 12 "Of All The Luck" Venn Diagrams Larry Jacobs Adam Rudman and George Arthur Bloom February 5, 2002 112
Hacker decides he needs to change his luck from bad to good, so he hires Baskerville, a new henchman, to replace Buzz and Delete while the 10 good luck charms of Cyberspace ensure him good luck. The kids and Digit have to rescue the charms and stop Hacker.
13 13 "Eureeka" 2D and 3D Geometry Larry Jacobs George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin February 6, 2002 113
Professor Archimedes has the encryptor chip, but has to activate the emergency defense system when Hacker arrives to steal it. He and his building shrink to 2D, and the kids and Digit have to put him back to 3D.
14 14 "Cool It" Liquid Volume Larry Jacobs Robert Schechter and George Arthur Bloom February 7, 2002 114
Motherboard is suddenly sickened by the green liquid because of Buzz and Delete. So it's up to Digit and the kids to recover her with the blue liquid.
15 15 "Find Those Gleamers!" Algebra Larry Jacobs Dan Elish, George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin February 8, 2002 115
Hacker challenges the kids and Digit to a game show entitled "Find Those Gleamers!" Gleamers are lightning bugs that power ships such as the Grim Reaker. The kids have to make their ship, the Grim Reaker 2, take off before time expires.
16 16 "Codename: Icky" Codes Larry Jacobs Dave Dias and George Arthur Bloom February 11, 2002 116
Hacker steals the cyber slug Icky to destroy Aquarius, and the kids make a code to fool him.
17 17 "Return to Sensible Flats" Line Graphs Larry Jacobs Nina Shelton (story), George Arthur Bloom February 12, 2002 117
Hacker steals all the water from Sensible Flats.
18 18 "Problem Solving in Shangri-La" Working Backwards Larry Jacobs Sheila Head, George Arthur Bloom and Kristin Laskas Martin February 13, 2002 118
After Hacker kidnaps the kids, he crash-lands in Shangri-La, where Master Pi challenges both groups to a special contest. The winner is free to come and go at will, while the loser has to stay in Shangri-La until he/she learns to solve the problems.
19 19 "Send in the Clones" Multiplication Larry Jacobs George Arthur Bloom, Peggy Sarlin and Kristin Laskas Martin February 14, 2002 119
Hacker's invention to clone himself accidentally clones Delete instead, leading him to produce 3 clones every time he sneezes. The kids and Digit enlist the help of clone catcher Cy Clone.
20 20 "Trading Places" Monetary Systems Larry Jacobs Adam Rudman and George Arthur Bloom March 14, 2002 120
After crashing into each other's ships and crash-landing, the kids and Hacker must deal with bartering with one another to repair their ships. Also, Buzz and Delete suddenly become brilliant, and an evil genie named Warren disobeys his mother's orders to stay inside his bottle (she grounded him).
21 21 "Less Than Zero" Negative Numbers TBA TBA July 3, 2002 121
The kids chase Hacker around a cyber building consisting of floors that have positive and negative numbers.
22 22 "Model Behavior" Using Models TBA TBA July 4, 2002 122
A Sky Wall is built to protect Happily Ever After from Hacker, but he plans to invade when Wicked's operatic voice will break it. One of the Three Little Pigs secretly aides Hacker after a promise of protection from the Big Bad Wolf, so the kids have to do double duty to expose him and stop Wicked from singing.
23 23 "Fortress of Attitude" Linear Measurements TBA TBA July 5, 2002 123
Hacker has a fortress which broadcasts his voice 24/7. This leads Cybersites to surrender once they can no longer bear it.
24 24 "Size Me Up" Scale and Size TBA TBA July 8, 2002 124
Note: Wigit was introduced in this episode.
25 25 "A Battle of Equals" Balancing Equations TBA TBA July 9, 2002 125
26 26 "Out of Sync" Patterns in Music TBA TBA July 10, 2002 126
Hacker kidnaps the Beast, so that a rock band can't perform their music properly and in sync, which causes ancient Greece to self-destruct.

Season 2 (2003)[edit]

This season is a continuation of the same basic plot of season one. However, the focus on the search for the Encryptor Chip is shown less as the season deals more with a new scenario; each episode involving Hacker seeking to take over a cybersite or all of Cyberspace, or plot a nefarious scheme in which he is wreaking chaos and havoc somewhere. In addition, a continued appearance of Wicked, a witch from the cybersite Happily-Ever-After occurred, revealing her strong feeling towards Hacker, while Hacker only used her abilities as a witch to further his own evil tactics as seen in episode "The Wedding Scammer", although he did show mutual feelings towards her in "Harriet Hippo & the Mean Green", but once again, he became self-centered and cared less about her. In a way, the occurrences of "The Wedding Scammer" are the only of Wicked's evenings where she is successful with her affections. The character of Sam Vander Rom (Al Roker) is introduced in 204 and 208 and Erica Ram is introduced in 211, where she hosts Cyberscoop alongside him. In this second season, Hacker continues to run rampant, causing more chaos, and thus the Cybersquad returns to almost every Cybersite. The Wicked Witch also makes additional appearances. This is the first season to use digital ink and paint.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Original air date Prod.
code
27 1 "Hugs & Witches" Median of Data (Average) February 14, 2003 201
Lady Lovelace comes up with a way to eliminate Hacker's virus, but Hacker traps her and Dr. Marbles in her time machine, and programs it to travel to the beginning of time.
28 2 "Totally Rad" Perimeter/Area Relationship March 31, 2003 202
Hacker becomes the king of Radopolis, replacing King Dudicus. Then a competition begins and three players in Team Hacker compete against Matt, Jackie, and Inez in Team Motherboard. If Team Hacker wins, then Hacker becomes the king of Radopolis forever and the Cybersquad will never be able to come to Cyberspace, and if Team Motherboard wins, King Dudicus will be the king and the Cybersquad will be able to come to Cyberspace. A later amendment to the bargain is the requirement for Inez to be one of Hacker's cheerleaders.
29 3 "Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green" Equivalent Fractions April 1, 2003 203
Motherboard starts turning all cybersites mean and green. Digit gets the antidote but it breaks, and there isn't another one available to break the spell, so the kids must figure out how to make the antidote before all cybersites turn bad. Meanwhile, Hacker has a romantic encounter with Wicked.
30 4 "True Colors" Counter Examples November 3, 2004 204
Hacker starts an election campaign to become the new ruler of Cyberspace, planning to replace Motherboard. The Cybersquad must show that Hacker is lying about being good before the election is over.
31 5 "All the Right Angles" Angle Measurement April 3, 2003 205
Ivanca the Invincible has a treasure map that Dr. Marbles mails to Motherboard's "buddy list." However, the virus leads her to also mail it to her "baddy list," meaning Hacker also gets the map. This leads Motherboard to assign Digit to fool Hacker into thinking he's turned evil again, in order to stall long enough so the kids can find the treasure.
32 6 "Mother's Day" Decimals September 23, 2004 206
While Jackie freaks out over what to get for Mother's Day, Hacker wrecks the Mother's Day festival in Cyberspace by interfering with a train shipment of special flowers. Jackie ultimately gets one such flower for her mother.
33 7 "The Eye of Rom" Inverse Operations May 14, 2003 207
Hacker messes with Egypt's pyramids so that when the shadow hits the Nile River, the site will crash. The theft involves the Eye of Rom.
34 8 "A Whale of a Tale" Ballpark Estimation May 21, 2003 208
Hacker reprograms trapeze artist Glowla's robotic whale partner, Spout, into going rouge and destroy R-Fair City.
35 9 "Double Trouble" Growth by Doubling May 28, 2003 209
Hacker steals the Golden Droplet of Shangri-La, which doubles upon being removed from its pot, and doubles forever. He also kidnaps Master Pi for insurance.
36 10 "Raising the Bar" Bar Graphs September 4, 2003 210
The Cybrary, owned and operated by Ms. Fileshare, has a bug problem, so she hires an exterminator named the Vermin Vexer (Hacker in disguise) to help her with the problem. Hacker instead adds more bugs so all references of Motherboard get switched to himself, and he alters two bar graphs to hide the truth.
37 11 "The Wedding Scammer" Problem Solving September 5, 2003 211
Wicked poses as a princess who had announced to get married, and her groom is Hacker. Sam Vander Rom and his co-host plan to air the wedding on cyberwide TV, while the kids look for the real prince and princess.
38 12 "The Guilty Party" Point of View September 16, 2003 212
In Poddleville, Hacker gets robbed and frames entertainer Slythe and his dog Presto for it.
39 13 "A Time to Cook" Elapsed Time September 17, 2003 213
Digit and the kids compete against Hacker on the popular cooking game show "Fearless Chef."
40 14 "Trick or Treat" Functions September 18, 2003 214
Hacker invades Motherboard Control Central with a toy frog.

Season 3 (2003–04)[edit]

In the third season, the kids meet Slider, a rebel-style skateboarder who lives in the cybersite Radopolis. He first appears in the episode "The Borg of the Ring" where he retrieved the Totally Rad Ring of Radopolis from Hacker. Once again and then a third time Hacker tries to take control of Radopolis, first by almost winning a competition, then by putting everyone except Digit, Slider, and the Cybersquad asleep so he fails. The kids are told his father, Coop, had abandoned him. Coop was on a distant cyber-planet, but the kids didn't know that yet. This season contains the first two-part episode of the series, "The Snelfu Snafu". While Slider was searching for his father, he stumbled across the location of the elusive encryptor chip. When he alerted the Cybersquad, they soon discovered it was in the hands of an auctioneer. The kids eventually earned enough snelfus (the Cyberspace term for dollars) to win it, but they discovered the chip was infected to drain Motherboard (which might be the reason that this one is orange and yellow, rather than dark pink and chrome as the old one had been), replacing her with Hacker. The kids were then placed in the dungeon at the new Hacker Control Central; when they escaped, they searched for the encryptor chip (because Motherboard was trapped in it). Upon finding it, they also rescued Dr. Marbles. However, when they attempted to put the chip in the circuits, the hardware rejected it because Hacker has corrupted it. Dr. Marbles was forced to reboot Motherboard destroying the chip in the process. This concludes the Encryptor Chip story-arc. Also, Hacker rejects Wicked, setting the stage for some of the future episodes.[19]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Original air date Prod.
code
41 1 "EcoHaven CSE" Body Math September 19, 2003 301
42 2 "The Borg of the Ring" Circles September 22, 2003 302
King Dudicus accidentally uncovers the long-lost "Totally Rad Ring of Radopolis," which grants whoever wears it on their head their hearts desires. The citizens suggest putting it in a safe place where nobody can use it for anything, but Hacker steals it and uses it to attack Motherboard.
43 3 "A World Without Zero" Zero September 23, 2003 303
Hacker's insulting letters to Mr. Zero cause him to leave Gollywood, leading all zeros on signs to disappear and further chaos to ensure. However, contrary to what the people think, their main central bank still has all nine million snelfus, which Hacker plans to use to finance all his conquering quests.
44 4 "A Piece of the Action" Percent May 6, 2004 304
Hacker doesn't know he is allergic to magnetite, which he uses to plan to erase Motherboard forever. Meanwhile, he keeps a bunch of Sqeevils hostage, and he subsequently captures Digit.
45 5 "The Creech Who Would Be Crowned" Direction and Distance May 7, 2004 305
Tikiville crowns its new monarchs with a race, which Creech, once part of a royal family, plans to win. Hacker also enters the race.
46 6 "The Grapes of Plath" High-Low Estimation September 16, 2004 306
After the prince of crabs takes a dare and gets his memory scrambled in the Abyss, the kids and Digit must find the Grapes of Plath to restore his memory, located in the Fountain of Truth. Hacker, however, assumed Motherboard said "Fountain of Youth, and assumes the grapes can and will fix his chin problem.
47 7 "A Perfect Fit" Tessellations May 7, 2003 307
Hacker tries to restore Gigabyte by using the sun. Delete is excited, but Buzz becomes jealous.
48 8 "Be Reasonable" Process of Elimination September 30, 2004 308
The Cybrary is under attack again, and the kids have to use logic and elimination processes to stop Hacker from entering Motherboard's vault.
49
50
9
10
"The Snelfu Snafu" Saving Money
Spending Money
October 7, 2004
October 14, 2004
309–310

The kids win the encryptor chip in an action after saving enough money to buy it, but Hacker infected it and subsequently made himself the ruler of Cyberspace.

After saving Dr. Marbles, the kids help him save Motherboard by having to reboot her, destroying the encryptor chip in the process. Meanwhile, Hacker breaks up with Wicked upon discovering she spent all 10 million snelfus on clothes and merchandise.
51 11 "Shari Spotter and the Cosmic Crumpets" Mixed-Number Fractions April 2, 2003 311
52 12 "Starlight Night" Finding a Simpler Case December 30, 2004 312
Hacker tries to destroy the festivities during Cyberspace's favorite holiday, Starlight Night (a mix of Christmas and New Year's Eve in the same day).

Season 4 (2004–05)[edit]

The Cybersquad is at it again, and meets even more new allies like Fluff the Penguin (but still working with the old ones very closely). However, situations become more complicated now that Hacker is no longer the only villain attempting to rule Cyberspace. Now the Wicked Witch has been planning schemes of her own. On top of that, Hacker is now travelling all over Cyberspace to achieve missing pieces – and the Cybersquad soon learns that this may tie in with the disappearance of Slider's Dad He steals the Electric Eel of Aquari-yum as a power source, and the Pedestal of Penguia as a relay for the power-flow, and combines these items with other gizmos and gadgets to form the Transformitron, a device with the capability of transforming anyone into anything. After taking the NIC (Network Interface Card) from Slider's dad, Coop (Tony Hawk) and kidnapping Slider, the device was complete. However, the Cybersquad was able to thwart Hacker's plans again by dismantling the device so it could not be used again and allowing the effects of the Transformatron to wear off. This is the last season directed by Larry Jacobs, who had directed every episode up to this point.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Original air date Prod.
code
53 1 "Balancing Act" Budgeting Money December 31, 2004 401
The Cybersquad helps Sharri Spotter make a film about Frogsnorts while staying within a budget, but Hacker keeps trying to run the budget up by putting himself in the film.
54 2 "The Icky Factor" Factoring July 26, 2005 402
55 3 "Penguin Tears" Angles in Bouncing July 27, 2005 403
56 4 "Past Perfect Prediction" Predicting From Data August 2, 2005 404
Slider's father owes Hacker a debt, and Hacker decides to evict Slider and the kids if they don't pay up in time.
57 5 "Measure For Measure" Choosing Units of Measure August 3, 2005 405
Note: Coop (Slider's Dad) Returns to Radopolis
58 6 "A Change of Art" Using Line Graphs October 3, 2005 406
59 7 "The Case of the Missing Memory" Missing Information October 4, 2005 407
60 8 "A Crinkle In Time" Gears October 5, 2005 408
61 9 "A Broom Of One's Own" Time/Distance/Speed October 6, 2005 409
62 10 "A Tikiville Turkey Day" Patterns in Nature October 7, 2005 410

Season 5 (2006–07)[edit]

At long last, Slider's dad comes home. However, simply because many of the parts used on the Transformatron before disappear does not mean Hacker has given up on it, so now the Cybersquad will find themselves building, fixing, and inventing devices to stop Hacker from taking over. With the Transformatron still on the loose, meanwhile, Digit and the kids must dispose of the NIC card, the only power source to Hacker's machine. New villains Olga (Annika Walter) and the Trashinator (Phill Collins)

During the season, a special two-hour program, "Cyberchase: My Big Idea!" was broadcast. The program comprised episodes 64–67 shown sequentially, and was oriented on the theme of inventions. Each episode covered a different invention topic. The program was hosted by Bianca and Harry from Cyberchase For Real! and in between episodes, they talked about inventions that were made by kids, and showed clips of kids who had made inventions of their own.

Len Carlson, as the voice of Buzz, was replaced about halfway through the season by Philip Williams. Carlson died in 2006, and the episode "EcoHaven Ooze" was dedicated to him. This was the last season that was animated by Nelvana, before moving over to Flash animation by Title Entertainment, starting with season six.[citation needed]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Original air date Prod.
code
63 1 "The Halloween Howl" Division November 26, 2006 501
64 2 "A Clean Sweep" Inventions: Persistence April 20, 2007 502
Hacker's magnetite confetti he collects is large enough to remove the memory of every single citizen of Radopolis.
65 3 "Designing Mr. Perfect" Inventions: Design for Function April 16, 2007 503
66 4 "EcoHaven Ooze" Inventions: Testing with Models November 29, 2006 504
67 5 "The Fairy Borg Father" Inventions: Refine and Optimize November 30, 2006 505
Due to Delete's wish about bunnies, almost everybody in Cyberspace becomes bunnies.
68 6 "The Flying Parallinis" Parallelograms November 28, 2006 506
69 7 "Crystal Clear" Crystals April 17, 2007 507
70 8 "Inside Hacker" Robotic Reasoning April 18, 2007 508
71 9 "On the Line" Properties of a Line April 19, 2007 509
72 10 "A Fraction of a Chance" Fractions 101 November 27, 2006 510

Season 6 (2008)[edit]

Finally the NIC card had been disposed of, which means that there are no more episodes involving the Transformatron. Unfortunately, Hacker hopes to expand his group of evil doers, now including Baskerville, Trashinator, and a gorilla named Tonga. With new allies for Hacker, the Cybersquad once again attempts to stop him. Meanwhile, love chaos ensues between Hacker and Wicked when Hacker starts to want Wicked back, but the Wicked Witch could want nothing more than to spit on him. Season 6 begins with two episodes such as, "Digit's B-Day Surprise" & "When Penguins Fly" and the kids have an idea to celebrate: a surprise party, but they pretend to forget all about his b-day (the day he was "booted" up). A disappointed Digit then runs into Hacker, who wants to reprogram him to gain access to Motherboard. Meanwhile, the kids have a chocolate Digit sculpture, and they need to cross the desert in order to get it to the party. Soon, they discover that dressing it with a wet cloth can get it there without melting it. This is the first season to use Flash animation.[citation needed]

This is the first season where Buzz is voiced by Philip Williams from beginning to end.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Original air date Prod.
code
73 1 "Digit's B-Day Surprise" Reading a Thermometer November 7, 2008 601
Hacker tries to ruin Digit's birthday party, although Digit thinks it's actually for Judge Trudy (since that was how the secret was kept from him).
74 2 "When Penguins Fly" Population Sampling February 12, 2008 602
75 3 "Unhappily Ever After" Builders' Math: Measurement, Geometry February 19, 2008 603
Hacker destroys 3 boxes covering the Book of Unhappy Endings, and releases the Unhappy Endings. The CyberSquad must return the book by sundown.
76 4 "Escape From Merlin's Maze" Builders' Math: Algebraic Thinking February 20, 2008 604
77 5 "Step By Step" Builders' Math: Multi-Step Problem Solving February 21, 2008 605
78 6 "Team Spirit" Math in Sports: Number and Operation April 8, 2008 606
79 7 "Jimaya Jam" Math in Sports: Representation April 9, 2008 607
80 8 "A Perfect Score" Math in Sports: Scoring Performance April 10, 2008 608
81 9 "Chaos as Usual" Math in Sports: Data Collection April 11, 2008 609
82 10 "Spheres of Fears" Circle Diameter and Circumference October 27, 2008 610

Season 7 (2008–09)[edit]

A lot may be going on in Cyberspace, but the Cybersquad shall continue to stop Hacker – even if it means dealing with terrible weather and using math knowledge to combat it. Season 7 starts with "Weather Watchers". It was launched April 21, 2009. There were four episodes about it. In the first two episodes, "For Real" segments included Janice Huff, a meteorologist with New York's WNBC-TV who played "Stormy Gale" in episodes 83–84.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Original air date Prod.
code
83 1 "Gone With The Fog" Math in Weather: Fog April 21, 2008 701
84 2 "The Emperor Has Snow Clothes" Math in Weather: Tracking Storms April 22, 2009 702
Guest starring: Janice Huff as Stormy Gale.
85 3 "The X-Factor" Math in Weather: Multiplication Power April 23, 2009 703
86 4 "Blowin' in the Wind" Math in Weather: Measuring Wind Speed October 28, 2008 704
87 5 "Father's Day" Patterns in Codes June 17, 2009 705
Guest Starring: Matthew Broderick as Max.
88 6 "The Deedle Beast" Observing and Tracking Animal Behavior October 6, 2009 706
89 7 "Spellbound" Grids October 7, 2009 707

Season 8 (2010)[edit]

The Cybersquad now may face a huge challenge. Now Hacker, his crew and Wicked may no longer be the only villains in Cyberspace. With a rejected ally of Hacker named Ledge (Alex Karzis) on the loose, things may not be as easy anymore. Season 8 premiered on July 2, 2010, with the Summer Challenge. Episode 93 introduced Ledge, the newest villain of Cyberspace. Ledge was originally a fan of Hacker and was to get himself a place on Hacker's side to help take over Cyberspace. He tries to do so by making a machine that can turn everyone in Sensible Flats into "Hackerized" versions of themselves. Though this seems to impress Hacker initially, the machine eventually gets unplugged by Inez, resulting an angry Hacker to cast Ledge away for his failure. This results with Ledge becoming Hacker's most dangerous rival. Aside from Ledge's failure, Hacker does not like Ledge because he heavily insults him and the possible fact that Ledge is less arrogant but more intelligent than Hacker, even though he is equally evil. The Cybersquad also does not like Ledge because of his deception that led almost all of them into danger in Sensible Flats he had caused by pretending to help them, as he thinks more wisely of his plans. It was then in episode 94, that Hacker and the Cybersquad were forced to work together to stop Ledge from stealing one of Hacker's previous inventions that can be used to help Motherboard, though the invention ends up being destroyed.

Though five additional episodes were announced,[citation needed] the following titles did not air: "The Dangerous CyberSpider", "DrainDroppers", "An Amazing Flying Shrew", "Hacker's Coin", and "Snowing in a Winter".[citation needed]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Topic Original air date Prod.
code
90 1 "The Hacker's Challenge" Solution by Trying Numbers July 2, 2010 801
91 2 "Face-Off" Analyzing Ads (reasoning) July 9, 2010 802
92 3 "Peace, Love, and Hackerness" Measuring with Mixed Number Fractions July 16, 2010 803
93 4 "Hackerized" Analyzing data July 23, 2010 804
Guest starring: Alex Karzis as Ledge.
94 5 "The Bluebird of Zappiness" Proportional reasoning July 30, 2010 805
Guest starring: Alex Karzis as Ledge, Kristina Nicoll as Motherboard, Julie Lemieux as Artemis and Punxie, Katie Griffin as Lily, and Philip Williams as Grand Groundhoggian.

Season 9 (2013–14)[edit]

On April 3, 2013, it was announced on the official Facebook page that the show would return for a 9th season.[citation needed] The season premiered November 4, 2013, after being on hiatus since 2010. Issues in development for episode 95 caused some versions of the aired episode to air with the title "placeholder" cards in place. e.g. act 1, act 2, and act 3. In this season, Harley, Alicia, and Harry (from For Real) now work at Camp Henry teaching 8-year-old kids about the environment. Season 9 was animated in Flash by Pip Animation in Ottawa.[20]

Ep. # Prod. code Title Air date
95 901 "An Urchin Matter" November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)

The Cybersquad must figure out what is causing kelp from Mega Bay to rise to the top. Meanwhile, Hacker looks make some profit by putting on a show for Cyberspace to see, after watching a viral video on CyberTube.

For Real: Harry Restores Balance" Harry helps Harley become a better camp director, by teaching him and the kids about balance in the ecosystem.


Topic: Keystone Species and Kelp-Bed Ecosystem
96 902 "Going Solar" November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)

Hacker has challenged Slider to a skate-off. But suddenly, the power to the brand new stadium goes out. The Cybersquad must find a way to harness solar energy, store it, and makes sure it lasts through the game. However, someone keeps sabotaging their plans. The show must go on!

For Real: "Harry's Got The Power" Alicia, Harry's camp coworker devises a game about Solar energy. Meanwhile, Harry is waiting by his phone to win a jet ski.


Topic: Solar Panels
97 903 "Trash Creep" November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06)

The team battles a giant garbage heap in Perfectomundo, which threatens to break through the cybersite dome; Hacker seeks to grow an army of monster plants.

For Real: "Harley's Trash Is Harry's Treasure" Harry creates the game "Trash Dash" to deal with the camp's garbage issue, while Harley tries to get out of doing his work.


Topic: Fractions, Effects of Trash, and Recycling
98–99 904/905 "The Cyberchase Movie" April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)

Hacker wishes to build Hackerspace by drilling on Ecotopia. He captured an aged Doctor Marbles and stole his journal to help him locate the Reformat Button. In searching for the button, Buzz and Delete capture Ollie's mom Abby, and accidentally drill into the inner slime core. Hacker locks Doctor Marbles and Abby away while he recalculates the location of the button. Motherboard sends the Cybersquad into Ecotopia to investigate where the slime came from, and what they can do to help. They soon realize that many of the animals of the Cybersite have lost their homes due to the slime destroying 2/3rds of the Preserve. In order to fix this, they must install a new preserve and format it in a way that the animals can live comfortably, plus they need to relocate the animals. Using an ark they are able to bring the animals to the new preserve, but by just narrowly escaping a whirlpool. Soon after, the Cybersquad and Ollie notice that the orangutans are in the wrong portion of the preserve. In order to figure out why, Inez and Ollie return to the old preserve and examine the wildlife. But in order to do so, Inez must overcome her fear of bats, and Ollie must overcome his fear of heights. If that wasn't enough, they overhear Hacker looking for the button and realize he has caused the inner slime core to erupt. Ollie spots his mother with Hacker, so he desperately wants to save her. The Cybersquad and Ollie formulate a plan that succeeds in rescuing Dr. Marbles and Abby, while installing a lock on the Reformat Button, thus ejecting Hacker into Cyberspace. The movie finishes with Inez and Ollie enjoying a sandwich high up in a tree.

For Real: Harry shows 100 favorite moments of the series in honor of the 100th episode of Cyberchase.

Note: This is an hour-long two-part special.

Guest starring: Emilie Barlow as Abby, Richard Binsley as Dr. Marbles, Kristina Nicoll as Motherboard. Rico Rodriguez also guest starred.[21]


Topic: Living Space

Season 10 (2015)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
100 1 "Fit to Be Heroes" November 9, 2015 (2015-11-09)
101 2 "A Recipe for Chaos" November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)
102 3 "A Seedy Business" November 11, 2015 (2015-11-11)
103 4 "Parks and Recreation" November 12, 2015 (November 12, 2015)
104 5 "Bottled Up" November 13, 2015 (2015-11-13)

Season 11 (2017–18)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title[7] Original air date[7]
105 1 "Watts of Halloween Trouble" October 23, 2017 (2017-10-23)
106 2 "Creech's Creature Quandary" December 26, 2017 (2017-12-26)
107 3 "A Murky Mystery in Mermaidos" December 27, 2017 (2017-12-27)
108 4 "Plantasaurus!" December 28, 2017 (2017-12-28)
109 5 "A Reboot Eve to Remember" December 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)
110 6 "Housewarming Party" April 16, 2018 (2018-04-16)
111 7 "Invasion of the Funky Flower" April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17)
112 8 "A Renewable Hope" April 18, 2018 (2018-04-18)
113 9 "The Migration Situation" April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19)
114 10 "Back to Canalia’s Future" April 20, 2018 (2018-04-20)

Home media[edit]

Between 2002 and 2005, five Cyberchase DVDs and VHS cassettes were released. The DVD titles each contained three episodes.

Region 1
Title Season(s) Episode count Release date Episodes
Codename Icky 1, 2 3 August 3, 2004[22][23] 12 ("Of All the Luck"), 16 ("Codename: Icky") and 29 ("Harriet Hippo and the Mean Green")
Totally Rad! 1, 2, 3 23 ("Fortress of Attitude"), 28 ("Totally Rad!") and 42 ("The Borg of the Ring")
Starlight Night October 26, 2004[24] 4 ("Snow Day to Be Exact"), 39 ("A Time To Cook") and 52 ("Starlight Night")
The Snelfu Snafu 2, 3 March 29, 2005[25] 37 ("The Wedding Scammer") and 49-50 ("The Snelfu Snafu")
EcoHaven CSE 3, 4 August 23, 2005[26] 41 ("EcoHaven CSE"), 45 ("The Creech Who Would be Crowned") and 60 ("A Crinkle in Time")

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