Station X (TV series)
Station X was an animated/live-action series that aired on both the English and French channels of Teletoon. The show revolved around six young media-savvy people, in their late teens to early twenties, all living in a loft in Montreal, Canada.
Station X was created by Quebec-based film producer Cité-Amérique, now part of FRV Media. Episodes were produced in English and dubbed to produce the corresponding French episodes, although text that appeared on the screen was in French, such as the election posters in "Power".
The show's style is noted for being unique with it combination of original animation and film clips.
Most clips are music videos, although other clips, such as pieces of movies or televisions shows, are also shown. Notable sources include The Kids in the Hall and Sam Roberts, and many episodes contain an Angry Kid short.
The episodes had minimal plots. In each episode one character had a moral dilemma or issue, and they would discuss it with each of the other characters, each showing their point of view on the subject. A clip would then play, usually referenced to in the discussion, and occasionally directly introduced, to illustrate their point.
Another unique feature of Station X is that there the screen was never filled. For each camera angle the image had a different shape and size with an edge looked rough, like torn paper. Sometimes two different angles of the same scene where shown at the same time. Even the film clips didn't fill the screen, as widescreen movie clips and music videos where shown letter boxed, while 4:3 video was shown smaller with blank space around all four sides, with the source information under it at the beginning and end of the clip. For the Madness episode, the blank space was white instead of black.
Series designed and directed by Didier Loubat
Artistic Direction by Carole Roy
Animated Shorts by Patrick
Layouts by Wayne Millett
Props by Jean-Pascal
Lead animation by Yann Tremblay
17, blonde, fashion conscious, hypoglycemic
22, African Canadian, works as an editor for a magazine
20, works as sound guy for live and studio bands
19, movie aficionado
Episode 1x12: "Sex" was a teaser episode that aired on 20 August. The series regular run started the week after.
Originally aired from 20 August to 20 November 2005.
- 1x1: "Violence"
- 1x2: "Chance"
- 1x3: "Guts"
- 1x4: "Madness"
- 1x5: "Fashion"
- 1x6: "Money"
- 1x7: "Hope"
Seven tries to convince a homeless woman to accept her help and have hope.
- 1x8: "Different"
- 1x9: "Excess"
- 1x10: "Humiliation"
- 1x11: "Power"
Seven tries to convince the others to support a political candidate, but they believe the candidate will be corrupted by power.
- 1x12: "Sex"
- 1x13: "Reality"