Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad

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Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad
SSSS-Logo.jpg
GenreMecha
Superhero fiction
Children's television series
Science fiction
Action/Adventure
Fantasy
Comedy thriller
Based onGridman the Hyper Agent by Tsuburaya Productions
Developed byJames Rowley
Jymn Magon
Mark Zaslove
StarringMatthew Lawrence
Glen Beaudin
Troy Slaten
Rembrandt Sabelis
Kevin Castro
Robin Mary Florence
Jayme Betcher
John Wesley
Diana Bellamy
Kelli Kirkland
Voices ofTim Curry
Narrated byGary Owens (opening narration)
Composer(s)Reed Robbins
Mark Simon
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes53 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Andy Heyward
Noburu Tsuburaya
Robby London
Brad Kreisberg
Joe Taritero
Running time20 minutes
Production company(s)Tsuburaya
Ultracom Inc.
DIC Entertainment
All American Television
DistributorDHX Media (currently)
Release
Original networkFirst run syndication (1994–1995)
ABC (1994)
Original releaseSeptember 12, 1994 – April 11, 1995

Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (SSSS) is an American television series. It was produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultracom Inc. and DIC Entertainment, with distribution by All American Television, and ran for one season from September 12, 1994 to April 11, 1995 in syndication, as well as on ABC. It was an adaptation of the Japanese tokusatsu series Denkou Choujin Gridman, or Gridman the Hyper Agent, which was produced by Tsuburaya Productions. The series was originally going to be named PowerBoy, but it was renamed Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad during production. Saban Entertainment claimed this was done to avoid confusion with Saban's other series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.[1]

Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad was one made to capitalize on the upsurge in popularity of imported Japanese monster-robot shows which could be adapted with new, regionalized live-action footage. The series development mirrored the creative construct established earlier with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The master toy licensee, Playmates Toys, funded the series, interpolated American development via toy licensing rights, and did a commercial buy-in on the Fox network, where Haim Saban had established a kids block of time with other programs such as Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Big Bad Beetleborgs, the 1994 version of Spider-Man, and the 1992 X-Men cartoon. Playmates called upon the development team at DIC—which, coincidentally, was working with Pangea Corporation, which assisted in the development of DIC's New Kids on the Block and Playmates's earlier hit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. DIC, Pangea, and Playmates's marketing group created an ensemble of character names, traits and profiles, which were spun into a series offering. Under a product placement deal, Compaq computers were prominently featured in the series and were used to generate the show's computer-generated graphics.

Elements of Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad are used in the anime series SSSS.Gridman, itself also an adaptation of Gridman, the Hyper Agent. The "SSSS" in the title references Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad.

Plot[edit]

High school student Sam Collins is the head of a band called Team Samurai. During a recording session, Sam is zapped by a power surge and disappears, only to reappear seconds later with a strange device attached to his wrist which, at the time, is unremovable. Later after his friends Amp, Sydney, and Tanker leave, one of his video game programs, dubbed Servo, is subject to a power surge and zaps Sam again just after he has remarked "Cool battle armor!" This time, the zap pulls him into the digital world and turns him into his creation. As Servo, he roams the digital world and fights monsters called Mega-Viruses.

Meanwhile, another student from Sam's school, named Malcolm Frink, is designing monsters on his home computer when Kilokahn, an escaped military artificial-intelligence program that was presumed destroyed in the power surge, visits Malcolm via his computer screen. Kilokahn strikes a Faustian deal with Malcolm and turns his digital monster into a Mega-Virus monster. These Mega-Viruses are capable of attacking any device on the electrical grid (including the grid itself), Internet or telephone network, usually having real-life consequences far beyond what any standard computer virus would be capable of achieving.

Sam, now as Servo, must enter the digital world and stop Malcolm's and Kilokahn's Mega-Viruses. Sometimes, when Servo was unable to handle a virus by himself, he would call on the help of his friends using his Arsenal Programs. The Arsenal Programs could fight the viruses solo, transform, with the help of other Programs, and attach to Servo as armor. Since Team Samurai consisted of only 3 people at any one time, excluding Sam, only 3 vehicles were available at any one time. When Servo linked up with these Programs as armor, he changed his name to either Phormo when combined with Drago or Synchro when combined with Zenon, respectively).

Characters[edit]

Team Samurai[edit]

The main character, Servo
  • Sam Collins / Servo (portrayed by Matthew Lawrence) - The frontman and guitarist of his band, Team Samurai. He was always willing to help anyone in need or be their friend and often vies for the attention of cheerleader Jennifer Doyle, having been in and out of relationships with her, sometimes even competing with Malcolm Frink for her affections. He has even gone so far as to try to be friends with Malcolm, although Malcolm never returned the favor. He is clever and easygoing. He also loves his (unseen) little sister, Elizabeth, though often felt pestered by her shenanigans.
  • Tanker (portrayed by Kevin Castro) - Sam's best friend, the band's drummer, and a stereotypical jock. He was particularly adept at school sports, especially football. He had a crush on fellow Team Samurai member Sydney, especially admiring her for her intelligence. He always seemed to have a large appetite, and as evidenced in the episode "A Break in the Food Chain", he would go crazy if he didn't eat anything for a period of time. He also held a particularly strong dislike for Malcolm Frink. In Syberspace, Tanker's uniform was a black biker suit with a black helmet and a see-through visor.
  • Sydney "Syd" Forrester (portrayed by Robin Mary Florence) - The band's keyboard player and the brains of the group. She is also a good singer, as shown in "His Master's Voice". She is one of North Valley High's brightest students, and often displayed a caring personality. She is the object of Tanker's affection, and the two enjoy being together. Sydney's Syberspace uniform was a pink biker suit with a gold helmet and a see-through visor.
  • Amp Ere (portrayed by Troy Slaten) - The team's so-called "space cadet" and the band's bass player. He became the band's bass player after revealing to the gang that his brother (who was originally intended to join them instead of Amp) was going back to college. His intelligence was curious, as he was either clueless to his surroundings or displayed some unusual intellect. He had an unorthodox way of performing tasks, such as writing in a notebook using his toes or studying by eating book pages with milk and sugar. To enter Syberspace, he always used a different phrase to be humorous. Amp's uniform consisted of a helicopter helmet and leather jacket. It is later revealed that Amp is really an alien and returns to his own planet with his parents offscreen.
  • Lucky London (portrayed by Rembrandt Sabelis) - A surfer and Amp's replacement in Team Samurai. His attitude was often laid-back, sometimes to the dismay of Principal Pratchert. In Syberspace, Lucky's uniform consisted of a red and white Jet Ski helmet with a black visor and lifejacket.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Jennifer "Jen" Doyle (portrayed by Jayme Betcher) - Sam's on-again/off-again girlfriend and a cheerleader at North Valley High School. Malcolm tries to compete for her affections. In the alternate version, Jen is a genius who like Malcolm befriended and helped Sam get back to his normal universe.
  • Principal Pratchert (portrayed by John Wesley) - The school principal who is usually strict, particularly when dealing with antics caused by either Sam Collins and/or Malcolm Frink. When his daughter lost the student council presidency to Malcolm in "The President's a Frink," he initially refused to recount the votes when Malcolm commented it would make the Education Board suspect he was playing favorites and only could do so when he agreed that Malcolm could use his parking space should he remain victor. Pratchert would reconsider recounting the votes when Mrs. Starkey wisely suggested he does so not only for the sake of his job, but also his daughter Yolanda. He does and it was revealed Malcolm rigged the votes using Skorn so he can win, so Pratchert punishes him by making him move his car out of his parking space and an undisclosed time in detention. In "Pratchert's Radical Departure", it was revealed that Pratchert used to be a hippie when he was younger. Malcolm used this to his advantage by creating a Mega-Virus monster that made Pratchert think he was a hippie again, much to the delight of Lucky London (at least until the Mega-Virus monster was destroyed by Servo).
  • Mrs. Rimba "Cha-Cha" Starkey (portrayed by Diana Bellamy) - The cafeteria lunch lady who often cracks jokes relating to the poor quality of the food she serves, such as enjoying her hobby of riding her motorcycle and being married multiple times. She also seemed to have an affinity for Dennis Quaid, as mentioned in a few episodes. Mrs. Starkey is the only faculty member in North Valley High School that doesn't like Malcolm. When Pratchert was depressed over Yolanda refusing to talk to him, Starkey wisely suggested he does the right thing and recount the votes and admits her suspicion that the voting was rigged. After the voting recount and although Mrs. Starkey pretended to forget suggesting it, she is touched that Pratchert does value her opinion.
  • Yolanda "Yoli" Pratchert (portrayed by Kelli Kirkland) - The principal's daughter and Jennifer's closest friend. She's North Valley High School's student council president, a position she temporarily lost in "The President's a Frink" when Malcolm cheated his way into office (with the help of a virus) but she regained it when Principal Pratchert recounts the votes after Servo defeats the virus sent to change the results. In the episode "What Rad Universe!," an alternate dimension version of Yolanda found companionship in Kilokahn making her that dimension's version of Malcolm Frink while the Malcolm Frink of that dimension was a good person much like the real Yoli and Sam.
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Collins (voiced by Kath Soucie) - Sam's "unseen" kid sister who communicates with her brother off screen through a laundry chute connected from the upstairs. She always plays pranks on her older brother, usually dropping things on top of him through the chute. Liz has shown she does care for Sam and drops a ton of cookies to share with him.

Villains[edit]

  • Kilokahn (voiced by Tim Curry) - Short for Kilometric Knowledge-base Animate Human Nullity, Kilokahn is a military artificial intelligence program who unleashes computer viruses to attack major computer systems. He derisively refers to humans as "meat-things". Kilokahn considers himself the ruler of the digital world and also wishes to take over the real world starting with the world's computer network.
  • Malcolm Frink (played by Glen Beaudin) - A loner who dresses in black garb and also attends North Valley High School. He only finds companionship in Kilokahn. Using a special program, he designs the Mega-Virus monsters which are brought to life by Kilokahn and sent into a specific electronic object. Most of the Mega-Virus monsters are either designed on his computer or have their drawings image scanned into his computer so that Kilokhan can bring them to life. Sam sees that Malcolm is alone and tries to strike up a friendship with him, but Malcolm rejects his offers stating that he likes being alone. The only exceptions to that rule are in "His Master's Voice" when Malcolm was touched by Sydney's apology and in "Kilokhan is Coming to Town" when he finally realizes that his selfish nature nearly cost Sam his life. Malcolm has a very strong dislike of Tanker and is intimidated by Mrs. Starkey. Malcolm derives enjoyment out of hurting other people with his computer viruses which he creates and Kilokahn brings to life. In spite of Kilokahn regularly betraying him and lacking any other 'friends,' Malcolm always comes back to him. He even purposely restores Kilokahn to his sociopathic self after he is temporarily rendered harmless. In the alternate universe version, Malcolm is a generous and caring person who likes to help people unlike the Alternate Yoli who takes pleasure from harming others.

Mega-Virus Monsters[edit]

The Mega-Virus Monsters are Kaiju-like computer viruses that are created by Malcolm Frink and brought to life by Kilokhan. Malcolm creates the Mega-Virus Monsters since Kilokhan doesn't have that ability. Only a few Mega-Virus Monsters have the power of speech. The following are Mega-Virus Monsters:

  • Kathod - The very first virus that Servo ever fought after Malcolm first met Kilokhan. Kathod was a long-tailed turtle-like creature who mostly crawled on four legs (though once during the battle, he was up on two) and had two volcano holes built into its shell, from which he could erupt powerful fireballs. He could also breathe fireballs at will. Kathod was brought to life by Kilokhan in "To Protect and Servo" to tamper with phone communications on Malcolm's request so that Sam would not call Jennifer. Around the same time, a freak accident with Sam's computer turns him into Servo for the first time and is transported to where Kathod is causing havoc. After a fierce battle, Kathod was destroyed by Servo's Grid Power Punch. In "Just Brown & Servo," Kathod went into every car engines to tamper with it until it was destroyed by Servo.
  • Blink - Blink is an armored cycloptic virus with skilled fighting techniques. He was sent into the police files in "Samurize" in order to create false arrests including one on Jennifer during her date with Sam as the police were looking for Sam. He wielded dual metal combat sticks with pointy ends. When he proved to be too much for Servo, Tanker boarded Drago and went into the sytstem to aid Servo. By combining him with Drago, they became Servo's upgrade known as Phormo. During this part of the battle, Blink took his two sticks and merged them into one long, double-edged combat stick. It would do him no good in the end though, because he ended up getting taken out of the picture by Phormo, who used a special Grid Power Fire Stream that erupted from the gem on Phormo's chest.
  • Trembulor - This was a large black spike-covered virus who, hence his name, could shake wildly, causing tremors in Cyberspace. He was sent into the government's defense satellites in "Samurize, Guys!" to create an electrical barrier around Sam's house trapping Sam and the rest of Team Samurai inside when they were to appear for a band performance at North Valley High School that night. As Servo, Sam went in to battle the virus. This monster demonstrated the ability to suck up Servo's main power right through the gem on Servo's chest. Servo lost 80% of his power after this move, so Sydney tried to program some help for him. She, Tanker and Amp were thrust into their vehicles (Borr, Tracto, and Vitor, respectively) for the very first time. They used their vehicles to aid Servo in battle, and soon merged with him to create the Synchro program. Synchro's formation turned the battle back in Team Samurai's favor, and he proceeded to destroy the virus by launching his Shoulder Drill Missiles directly at him. Servo faced him twice more later on in the series, and both times he used the Synchro program to win the battles. In "Foreign Languages," Trembulor is upgraded with armor where he is sent to make sure that nobody will understand Servo when he calls for help.
  • Thorned Virus - A pinkish-colored plant/dinosaur monster with leaf veins patterned throughout its body. It shot white powder from its mouth. Servo and Tanker in Drago battled with it in "Out of Sight, Out of Time." In "My Virus Ate My Homework," it was formerly introduced where Kilokhan wanted to send it into the nuclear missiles. When Malcolm was against this plot, Kilokhan brought it to life before Malcolm could delete it. Servo entered the internet through Sydney's laptop. As Tanker controlled Drago, he helped Servo fight the Thorned Virus. Servo was able to destroy the Thorned Virus and the missile was averted.
  • Krono - A diamond-backed dinosaur virus monster. Krono can shoot a blue beam from its mouth. In its first appearance in "Out of Sight, Out of Time," Malcolm created Krono and had Kilokhan send it into an atomic clock in England to render time in the world meaningless. Upon learning this, Sam became Servo to fight Krono. Sydney joined the battle in Vitor and was hit by Krono's attack. Tanker and Amp joined the battle and helped to form Synchro. He was destroyed by Synchro's Grid Power Punch. In "To Sleep Perchance To Scream," he was sent into the tracking satellite that the Navy sent up. Servo (as Synchro) destroyed him again, but it turned out that it was only the first in a series of nightmares Sam would have throughout the episode. In "Syber-Dunk," Krono creates a barrier that prevents Team Samurai and basketball star Charles "High Jump" Johnson from leaving the school when the latter had a basketball game to play in that night. With the unlikely help of High Jump (who was forced to board Borr), Synchro destroyed Krono again with his Grid Power.
  • Plexton - A dinosaur-like fire virus. He appeared several different times. He first appeared in "Some Like it Scalding" where Kilokhan sent him into the school's thermostat to make the temperature scorching hot. Servo fought him in a hot battle until Sydney creates the Samurai Sword and a shield for Servo to use. After Servo beheads and betails Plexton, Malcolm prepared a backup disk so Kilokhan can withdraw Plexton from battle. He later appeared in "The Cold Shoulder" alongside his sister Gramm and battled Servo. Servo tricked the two monsters into attacking each other causing them to turn against each other and it seemed that Plexton had the upper hand in their sibling rivalry. They were taken down by Servo's sword (which was powered up by his Grid Power) while the two monsters were distracted. In "Rock 'n' Roll Virucide," Servo fought Plexton and Gramm again. Servo defeats them with the same tactic. He then appeared with an armor upgrade and went inside Sam's blow-dryer in the episode "Hair I Stand, Hand to Hand." With the aid of Sydney and Tanker (who were in the vehicles Jamb and Torb), Servo was able to knock him out this time with his main Grid Power Punch. Servo met him once more in "Hide and Servo" when Kilokhan chose him among Malcolm's drawings to see which Mega-Virus Monster will combat Servo after he is uncontrollably thrusted throughout cyberspace. After the battle, Plexton once again retreated (Plexton seemingly lost a portion of his tail while retreating).
  • Chronic - A virus made from chromium alloy with a bladed left arm and a pincer right arm. On its chest was a red jewel that unleashed a barrier when attacked by beam weapons. First appearing in "Money For Nothin' and Bits for Free," Chronic tapped into the city's bank accounts making Malcolm rich. Servo then engages Chronic. After Tanker goes in and helps to get Servo unpinned from Chronic while destroying it's red jewel, Servo destroyed it. In "Romeo and Joule-Watt," Malcolm revamps Chronic and sends him into the school's stage lights during the school's play of Romeo and Juliet. In "It's Magic," Chronic returned to disrupt Sam and Lucky London's magic show.
  • Skorn (voiced by Neil Ross) - A ninja virus. Deemed as perhaps the smartest of viruses, second-in-command to Kilokahn, and one of the only few who could actually speak. His combat skills were similar in technique to both a samurai and a ninja and were up to par with Servo's, and he wielded different weapons in battle, such as a sword, and a pair of nunchakus (which he also turned into a Bo). Skorn also had the ability to create multiple clones of himself. Malcolm created him in "His Master's Voice" to send into the keyboard synthesizer to swap Sydney's voice with Tanker's voice. Sam transformed into Servo and fought Skorn. Tanker piloted Drago to help Servo. They formed Phormo and used its Lightning Grid Power to destroy Skorn. In "An Unhelping Hand," Malcolm revived Skorn and has Kilokhan send him into Sydney's wristwatch and controlled her hand. Skorn used this to hinder the attempts of Servo's friends to help him. Eventually, with Tanker holding back Sydney's hand and Amp typing in the computer for Sydney, they managed to send Servo his shield and sword programs to help him when Skorn clones himself. He was killed by Servo when Servo launched his sword/shield directly through Skorn. In "The President's a Frink," Malcolm uses him to fix the school presidential election. Here, he is destroyed again by Servo's shield/sword combo. In "Loose Lips Sink Microchips," Malcolm revives Skorn and sends him into Sam's school radio show at school to reveal embarrassing secrets about people. Here, he is again destroyed by Phormo.
  • Kord - A giant reptilian-like monster with a camera-like eye, blinding floodlights built into his back, two tails, and is covered in magnetic plates. Kord had the ability to shoot fireballs of up to 10,000 degrees Celsius (as measured by Sydney) and could also make his shell super-heated, making physical contact with him dangerous. He could also restrain his opponents, leaving them vulnerable to his fireball attacks. He was responsible for trapping Sam inside a video camera in "Lights, Camera, Action." Servo had the initiative early on but then got burned when touching Kord's high temperature eye/camera. Kord proceeded to have Servo shackled where he was burned by Kord's fireballs. Eventually, with the help of Xenon, who smashed the virus's camera eye, Servo was able to defeat Kord with his Grid Power slicer, which he launched at the virus, slicing him up before turning orange and disintegrating. In "Little Ditch, Big Glitch," Kord was later given some upgrades by Malcolm. This time, he had new black armor, no camera-like eye, and also had the ability to suck out Servo's main power. Servo was able to defeat him again with the Grid Power Punch after being aided in battle by Xenon. In "Give 'Til It Megahertz," Malcolm resurrects the Kord virus in its upgraded form and uses him to turn the people of Earth into a bunch of overly generous people including Team Samurai. In "Lucky's Unlucky Adventure," Kord is sent into Mrs. Starkey's cash register to make sure that the money comes up short enough to frame Lucky for the missing money. With help from Xenon, Servo destroys Kord with his Grid Power slicer.
  • Gramm - A dinosaur-like ice virus and the sister of Plexton. She was sent into Sam's air conditioner in "The Cold Shoulder" causing Sydney, Tanker and Amp to turn cold and against one another. She was destroyed when Servo thrust his sword through the gem on her chest, just moments after Servo wiped out Plexton in the fight. She later teamed up once again with her brother against Servo, but was again tricked into attacking each other, causing the two of them to fight. Servo then took this opportunity to destroy them with his sword. In "Rock 'n' Roll Virucide," Servo fought Plexton and Gramm again. Servo defeats them with the same tactic.
  • Sucker Virus - A dinosaur-like virus with a large mouth (with coils built into it). In "Amp Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!," the Sucker Virus was sent to suck in all the power from every nuclear power plant. In battle, he tried to suck Servo inside of him until Sydney rushed in with Borr and bailed him out. However, Sydney took some damage, but Tanker and Amp turned the tide by coming in on Tracto and Vitor, respectively. They all merged with Servo to create Synchro, who then proceeded to wipe out the virus with a Grid Power Punch.
  • Skeleton Virus - A Ceratopsian-headed dinosaur-type Mega-Virus. It had an armor that made him resemble a skeleton and he had something of a loud howl. While this virus was introduced in "Lights, Camera, Action", he had no formal introduction as the team fought him at the beginning of the episode. Plus, that battle was mirror-imaged. First appearing in "Amp Love You, Year, Yeah, Yeah!," Kilokahn sent him to damage all the communication networks. The damage was shorting machinery circuits everywhere, jamming TV signals, and created an earthquake in the high school. Sam went into the digital realm as Servo to take this menace on. Servo had his way early on, but was sent reeling by fireballs that the virus shot from his mouth. Sydney sent Servo his Battle Shield to protect him from the fiery projectiles. The virus had another trick up his sleeve - he also had arrows built right into his armor, which he then proceeded to shoot right at Servo! Then, following another fireball attack, Servo's damage levels overloaded to the point that he was sent out of SyberSpace and the next second, Sam was back in his basement again! This time, Sam and Sydney, as well as Tanker and Amp, all went in to confront the virus again, and using Tracto, Borr and Vitor, they quickly merged with Servo to make the Synchro program. Synchro gave the virus a good thrashing, and neither the virus's fireballs nor arrows could faze Synchro. Synchro then used his Shoulder Drill Missile attack on the virus, and afterwards (in a move similar to the finisher that Phormo executed on Blink) finished off this virus by using the Grid Power Fire Stream from the gem on his chest. Servo later encountered this virus in the episode "Forget You!" where he was the cause of widespread amnesia in the real world and again came out the victor by using his Synchro powers.
  • Unnamed Virus #1 - This dragon-like virus was sent into the fortune-telling game in "Que Será Servo" that would turn everyone into the opposite of what their future would be. While fighting a cowardly Servo (as a result of Sam becoming a coward because of the spell), he used a spell that turned Servo evil. When Xenon came in to attack the virus, he had the upper hand until Kilokahn intervened using his powers to throw Team Samurai back out of cyberspace. Amp (who had become a genius because of the effects of the virus) took one of Sydney's chains and smashed the game, with the shock caused in Syberspace rocking Servo and turning him good once again, turning the tide of the battle back in his favor. He then used a powerful Grid Power kick on the virus, which caused him to actually go right through, and ultimately destroy, the virus.
  • Hock - One of the deadliest viruses drawn by Malcolm and brought to life by Kilokhan. This green aardvark/dinosaur-type virus had tough armor and was armed with a pair of sword gauntlets on both arms. First appearing in "A Break in the Food Chain," Malcolm and Kilokhan sent him into the food factories for the purpose of stopping shipments of food to the world that needs it. In battle, he was actually able to block Servo's Grid Power punch, but as the battle was turned back in Servo's favor (after Servo was able to strike him with his sword/Grid Power combination), the virus retreated. Servo took him on again in "Sweet and Sour Kilokahn" at the time when Sydney used a program that made Kilokahn good causing him to not bring Hock to life for Malcolm. When that was eliminated from Kilokhan, Servo fought Hock and the virus again retreated. He later reappeared in "The Taunt Heard Round the World" with some upgraded armor and was redubbed "The Hockinator". He had a target system in one eye and threw powerful boomerangs at Servo that would knock out at least 12% of his power per hit. After Sydney sent him the Dragon Cannon, Servo used it to turn the tide of the battle back in his favor, and then soon afterwards, Hock was finally eliminated by Servo's Grid Power. The normal Hock did appear again in the episode "Truant False", inside the school's computer, but was destroyed by an anti-virus system that appeared similar to Manfu. Then in the episode "What Rad Universe!", Sam, who was in an alternate dimension, became Servo with the help of Malcolm (who in that dimension was a nice guy and a computer whiz) to fight against the Hockinator once again (who was brought to life by Yolanda Pratchert instead of Malcolm Frink), and defeated him again with the Grid Power.
  • Sybo (voiced by Glen Beaudin in the first appearance) - When Kilokahn took over Malcolm's body in "Mal-Khan-Tent," he stuck Malcolm inside this orange dinosaur-like virus (who still had Malcolm's voice) with six long spike-like appendages. He tried to break out of Syberspace but he was stopped by Servo and was destroyed by his Grid Power. After that Malcolm was back in his old body again. Some episodes later Servo fought and defeated this virus again (but obviously without Malcolm attached to him). In "Just Brown & Servo," this virus was re-designed by Malcolm with some upgraded armor and a mace ball on both his tail and left hand. He was destroyed by the Grid Power of Synchro this time. In "Beep My, Beep My Baby," Sybo is sent into Jennifer's pager to give off a hypnotic beep to maker her love Malcolm and not Sam. When Sybo assumes it's upgraded form, Synchro defeats him in the same manner.
  • Troid - A blue Pterodactylus-like virus who had the ability to fly and attack from the air. Troid also had the ability to turn invisible while attacking, initially leaving Servo helpless to fight back until he summoned his computer's art program to help him, covering it in paint and leaving it visible. He first appeared inside Jennifer's Pom-Poms in "Ashes to Ashes, Disk to Disk," causing whoever held them to be trapped inside SyberSpace where they were stored on floppy disks. After a battle with Servo, he retreated. Servo fought him again at the beginning of "My Virus Ate My Homework", and it was very much the same battle. Only this time, Servo destroyed him with his Grid Power Punch.
  • Unnamed Virus #2 - A robotic dinosaur virus used by Malcolm to knock out the world's electricity in "Hello Darkness, My Old Friend." After an argument with Malcolm about who created the Internet, Kilokhan went behind Malcolm's back and brought this virus to life in order to have the world's electricity flow to him. Malcolm did not like this plan when he found out about it. Because of the power outage, Amp had to operate the exercise bike to provide power so that Sam can become Servo and fight this virus. With help from Tanker and Drago, Servo was able to defeat this virus with the Grid Power Punch and restore power to the world. In "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Virus," Malcolm recreates this virus to alter the high school schedules so that he would be put in the same class as Jennifer. Like before, Servo and Drago defeated this virus. In "Pratchert's Radical Departure," this virus is sent into Principal Pratchert's bullhorn to regress him back to his hippie days.
  • Sydney's Virus - As Kilokahn decided he no longer wanted Malcolm creating viruses for him in "Pride Goeth Before a Brawl," he decided to enlist the aid of another computer user with that person that being Sydney. He was able to coerce her to make a virus, which looked like nothing more than a peach-colored, timid creature (with a head actually found on her abdomen) who was not exactly evil and had a voice similar to Sydney's. Servo went in to face her, but the confused virus was not in a fighting mood and apologized for the rampage. Later, Kilokahn showed Malcolm what Sydney created, and Malcolm made the virus truly evil this time (giving her an upgrade in the form of a black, rhinoceros-like face), and Servo would struggle against her this time. Sydney, feeling responsible, offered to pilot Drago in Tanker's place (to which Tanker agreed) and combined Drago with Servo to bring in Phormo. Towards the end of the battle the virus tried to apologize again, but to no avail. She was eliminated by Phormo's Lightning Grid Power Punch.
  • Nightmare Virus - This stag beetle/dinosaur-like virus had a large shell, a mouth with several jagged teeth, and two long, powerful tentacles for arms. It briefly fought Servo in "An Un-helping Han." Sydney and Tanker boarded Tracto and Borr to help Servo. In "To Sleep, Perchance to Scream", the Nightmare Virus was sent into Sam's digital clock to give him numerous nightmares. When the morning seemingly came, Sam's friends were able to find out where the virus is, it was destroyed by Servo with his Grid Power Punch with help from Jamb & Torb. After that, Sam woke up....it all seemed to be a dream.
  • Rock n' Roll Virus (voiced by Jess Harnell) - A musical delinquent-themed dinosaur-like virus responsible for turning Mrs. Starkey into a heavy rock and roll maniac in "Rock n' Roll Virucide."
  • Smog Virus - This tall, black dinosaur-like virus had two tails from which he could emit deadly red smog. After a new floppy drive ate Malcolm's disk and nearly ate his hand (causing him to only be able to type with one hand), he used this virus to get revenge on the people of Tokyo, where the floppy drive was presumably made in "Born with a Jealous Mind." The smog from the virus caused the residents of Tokyo to collapse everywhere in the streets. Sam told Tanker of this danger as he tried to convince Tanker to not be so jealous of the fact that Sydney was on a date with superstar Chad Williams. Sam then became Servo and went in to confront the virus. He had the upper-hand early on, but once the Smog Virus became too powerful for him - especially when he started using his smog against Servo - Tanker boarded Drago and went in to help his buddy. After he had Drago breathe fire at the virus, Tanker used Drago to merge with Servo and create the Phormo program. Phormo manhandled the virus and soon put him out with the Lightning Grid Power Punch. The Smog Virus was later seen in the episode "Do Not Reboot 'Til Christmas", where he was used to make all battery-powered toys explode at midnight on Christmas Eve. With the help of Phormo (piloted by Tanker), Servo was able to destroy him again, a split-second before midnight.
  • Stupid Virus (voiced by Neil Ross) - A black dinosaur-like Mega-Virus monster similar to Skeleton who tampered with the national test scores at High School in "Cheater, Cheater, Megabyte Eater." Key power and weakness was its third eye, which was taken out by Servo after being pinned down by Xenon. Earlier in the battle, when Xenon fired its missile fists, the third eye was able to redirect the fists to hit Servo instead. In "Over the River and Through the Grid," the Stupid Virus was sent to cut Mrs. Starkey's utilities making her unable to annual Thanksgiving motorcycle trip with her friends as it was instructed to immobilize any electronic device within a certain radius. Servo and Xenon defeated it with the same tactic.
  • Manfu - A dark green hunchbacked Mega-Virus monster whose head is embedded in his abdomen, and on that head he had two horns from which he could emit blasts of electricity. This was one of Malcolm's deadliest viruses. Servo encountered him three different times. He first was sent into the school's water fountain in "Stiff as a Motherboard" and when Sam tried to drink from it, he became completely paralyzed, unable to move or speak. With the help of his friends, Sam was able to go into the computer and become Servo. In battle, Manfu trapped Servo (encasing him in computer chips from the waist down), and while Servo managed to hold back Manfu for some time with his shield and sword, it was not enough and it prompted the others to form Xenon to help Servo. However, Manfu proved to be too much for Xenon (first shooting off its arms and then finishing it off with a second blast, causing Sydney, Tanker and Amp to be thrust back out of Cyberspace and into the real world again). Servo then escaped by reflecting back the energy at him. He then broke off Manfu's horns, and then tossed him high in the air. While he was still spinning in the air, Servo eliminated him with his Grid Power Punch. In "Syberteria Combat," Manfu created a barrier around the school at night. The battle went similarly, though this time Manfu took out Xenon in one blast, but Servo emerged victorious again. In "Truant False," the school computer sent an anti-virus after Hock, which Malcolm used to try to alter his attendance records so he could skip summer school. After the anti-virus destroyed Hock, Malcolm decided to corrupt the anti-virus, modifying its look to make it look exactly like Manfu, and Servo went to battle it. Sydney reminded Servo that he could not destroy it since it was actually an anti-virus, and destroying it would crash the computer system. The anti-virus very nearly destroyed Servo, but Sydney was able to reprogram it just in time, turning it back into the anti-virus and making it good again.
  • Nixtor - A Hercules Beetle/dinosaur-like Mega-Virus monster used by Malcolm in "Water You Doing?" to turn the city's water supply into hydrochloric acid. He was brown in color, crawled on four legs, and had two pincer-like horns sticking out of his head. When Servo first encountered him, Nixtor made the ground below Servo melt, causing him to fall one level to where Nixtor was actually hiding. He then had Servo locked up in chains and caused deadly gas to spray at Servo. The gang prepared to aid Servo, but Tanker could not go in the end due to being sick in his stomach. Sydney and Amp boarded Borr and Vitor to aid Servo in battle. They freed him and helped turn the tide of the battle back in his favor. In the end Servo managed to win by wiping out the virus with his Grid Power Punch. This virus would be used again in "Tanks For the Memories" where he would be sent into Tanker's Walkman, completely messing with Tanker's personality by distracting him and making him say obscure quotes. The battle was the same as before, with Tanker's impairment keeping him from joining the battle this time.
  • Raedon - A Mega-Virus monster that resembles an armor upgraded version of Troid. It's wings can emit deadly lasers or be use to fly. In "Starkey in Syberspace," Kilokahn and Malcolm realized that typically their monsters were stronger than Servo, but he managed to win because of the others providing back-up in their vehicles. Kilokahn created an Input/Output barrier so that the next time Servo went into Syberspace to battle Raedon, he would be cut off from the help of Team Samurai. However, Mrs. Starkey had accidentally transported herself into the digital world before the barrier was up when she mistook a picture of the Drago Jet on Sydney's laptop as a videogame. Per Kilokahn's expectations, this virus proved to be super-strong and almost had Servo beaten. However, Mrs. Starkey (who was obviously unaware of Servo's origins or identity) helped Servo out against the monster. After getting fired at a few times by the Starkey-piloted Drago Jet, Raedon was finally eliminated by Servo's Grid Power Punch.
  • Unnamed Virus #3 - This virus was not officially named on the show, but because he very much resembled a non-armored version of Krono. This version of him had a light bulb-like structure on his head. Upon reluctantly agreeing to save Malcolm from Mrs. Starkey (who was under the love spell that came from the music box that the virus was placed into) in "Love Me Don't," Sam went in as Servo and made short work of the monster, tossing him about, breaking the light bulb on his head, and destroying him with his Grid Power. This was also the virus featured in "Take a Hike" where he was modified to knock out all the electricity in the world. As Sam was not present due to him being out of town, Tanker had to become Servo to take this virus on. He did and he manhandled the virus (Sydney remarked that Tanker fights viruses like he plays football) before destroying him with the Grid Power Punch.

Arsenal programs[edit]

Zenon program[edit]

  • Zenon: A powerful humanoid robot created when Vitor, Tracto, and Borr combine. Its fists can be fired as missiles, as in the battle against Kord, which it almost defeated on its own.
    • Borr: An orange and black tank with twin drills that can fly or burrow underground. Its driver is Sydney. Also, a famous basketball player—Charles "High Jump" Johnson—was dragged along to fight a Mega-Virus monster as a temporary driver for Borr when the band used the vehicles to escape the locked high school (in the episode "Syber-Dunk"). Borr forms Synchro's gauntlets and shoulder armor; and Zenon's torso and upper legs.
    • Tracto: A blue mini tank with lasers. Its driver is Tanker. Tracto forms Synchro's boots and Zenon's legs.
    • Vitor: A red fighter jet armed with lasers, missiles, and a rig to restrain monsters. Its pilot is Amp, and later Lucky. On one occasion it was piloted by Sydney, who had trouble flying it. Vitor forms Synchro's helmet and body armor; and Zenon's head, arms, and chest.

In an odd occurrence, Zenon fought Servo in "Que Sera Servo" when a Mega-Virus monster put Servo under a spell and the latter obeyed only Kilokahn, until Amp was able to break the virus' hold by using Syd's belt to reboot him.

When Borr, Tracto, and Vitor combine with Servo, they form Servo's upgrade known as Synchro, which is armed with a pair of shoulder drill missiles.

Drago program[edit]

  • Drago: A mechanized dragon formed when Jamb and Torb combine. It was almost always piloted by Tanker, and occasionally by Sydney. Later in the series, Jamb and Torb would just appear as one single jet fighter and was piloted by either Sydney or Tanker and eventually just transform into Drago. Neither Amp or Lucky have piloted Drago during the series run. While Tanker and Syd were the default pilots for the "Drago Jet," Mrs. Starkey did pilot the vehicle in one episode ("Starkey in Syberspace").
    • Jamb: A dragon head mini-jet which also acts as a bazooka type flame thrower, known as the Dragon Cannon, which is used by Servo. Its main pilot is Sydney.
    • Torb: A giant jet with various weaponry. Its main pilot is Tanker.

When Drago combines with Servo, they form Servo's upgrade known as Phormo, which is armed with a pair of laser gauntlets.

Battle calls[edit]

  • Sam: "Let's Samuraize, guys!"
  • Sydney: "Pump up the power!"
  • Tanker: "Let's kick some Giga-Butt!"
  • Lucky: "Surf's up!"
  • Amp: usually has a random battle cry every episode he "samurized". Here's a few: "Two for a Dollar!", "Three for a Dollar!", "With a Cherry on Top!", "For Sam, Sydney, Tanker, and Ms. Tilden!", "Shake Well Before Using!", etc.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"To Protect and Servo"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveSeptember 12, 1994 (1994-09-12)
Sam Collins discovers the world of Syberspace and becomes Servo, fighter for justice. Meanwhile, Malcolm Frink is visited by Kilokahn; a powerful computer program who offers to bring Malcolm's monster designs to life as Megavirus Monsters and wreak havoc in the world.
2"Samurize"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveSeptember 13, 1994 (1994-09-13)
Malcolm creates the Blink virus and sends it into the police files in order to cause a false arrest. Jennifer is also arrested, causing extreme friction in their budding relationship and bringing Malcolm as a front runner for her affections when Sam wrongly starts accusing her. Luckily, Sydney suspect something awry and believes Malcolm had something to do with Jennifer's wrongful arrest. Even after defeating the virus, Jennifer refuses to forgive Sam much to Malcolm's delight. Afterwards, Sydney reprimands Sam for his poor judgment.
3"Samurize, Guys!"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveSeptember 14, 1994 (1994-09-14)
Sam and his rock band, Team Samurai, are to perform at a concert at North Valley High School that night as Sam works to make it up to Jennifer following the incident caused by Blink, but Malcolm has other ideas. He creates the Trembulor virus to create an impenetrable barrier around Sam's house. Luckily, Sydney catches on and she along with Amp, Sam and Tanker go in to defeat Trembulor as Syncro. Team Samurai arrives and Jennifer forgives Sam, much to Malcolm's dismay.
4"Amp Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveSeptember 15, 1994 (1994-09-15)
Amp falls in love with Ms. Tilden, a substitute teacher. After mistaking an utterly hideous old woman to be the object of their friend's affections, Sam, Sydney, and Tanker come up with a plan to make him forget about his crush. That is until they see Ms. Tilden as a lovely fresh out of college woman, and not the old woman who turns out to be Mrs. Starkey's mother (also played by Diana Bellamy). Meanwhile, Servo has to deal with a powerful Sucker Virus that proves too strong and the entire Syber-Squad need to team up to stop it.
5"An Un-Helping Hand"Gino TanasescuJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveSeptember 16, 1994 (1994-09-16)
Sydney earns a 'B' on her report card, this is the least of her worries because a Mega-Virus called Skorn has taken over her wristwatch. It causes her hand to go on a petty crime spree. However, Tanker quickly catches on, takes off the watch and Servo are sent to stop the virus.
6"His Master's Voice"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveOctober 17, 1994 (1994-10-17)
The Skorn virus is created by Kilokhan after Malcolm's voice is made fun of on a keyboard synthesizer. This virus has a mind of its own and sends it into the synthesizer effectively switching Syd and Tanker's voices on the night of the school talent show! Meaning that Sam and Amp must figure out a way to save their friends and stop the Skorn Virus at the same time. Afterwards Malcolm is touched when Sydney apologizes to him.
7"Some Like it Scalding"Gino TanasescuJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveOctober 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
Sam decides to have a slumber party at North Valley High School as the school's fundraiser. However, Malcolm sends the fire virus Plexton into the school's thermostat. With the party literally boiling over in the intense heat, can Servo save the day?
8"Mal-Kahn-Tent"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveOctober 19, 1994 (1994-10-19)
Kilokahn decides to experience life in the real world by taking over Malcolm's body. He then sticks Malcolm inside of a mega-virus monster named Sybo. Sam and the others notice that it really is Kilokahn inside Malcolm's body, and it is up to Servo to save Malcolm.
9"The Cold Shoulder"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Malcolm creates Gramm, sister to the fire virus Plexton, and sends it into Sam's air conditioner to turn people cold and against one another. Servo must destroy Gramm in order to break the spell and in the process, fend off the reserve virus, which is none other than Plexton.
10"Que Sera Servo"Gino TanasescuJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
A fortune-telling game is infected by an unnamed Mega-Virus and it causes everyone's personalities to completely reverse. From this spell, Sam becomes a wimp, Tanker becomes a nerd, Amp becomes a man of Zen, and Sydney becomes a punk. Amp catches this and uses Sydney's belt to break through the fortune game, allowing them to reboot and save Servo. Afterwards, Malcolm gets his comeuppance by the teens and is shoved in his own locker.
11"A Break in the Food Chain"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Malcolm creates the Hock virus and sends him into the food factories for the purpose of stopping shipments of food to the world that needs it. At school, the lack of food begins to drive a ravenous Tanker insane with hunger. Sydney suspects something wrong and Servo is sent to defeat the monster.
12"Ashes to Ashes Disk to Disk"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
The Troid virus which has been sent into Jennifer's pom-poms, random victims are stored on Floppy Disks. Malcolm finds the trapped victims in the floppy disk annoying and demands Kilokhan to find a better place for them. Sam is the only person he knows that is left, and must find a way to bring the people back. Due to Elizabeth playing around with the electrical pom-poms, Sam is able to deduce that his friends and the other trapped victims have been captured by Kilokhan and goes in as Servo to fight Troid to save them.
13"Lights, Camera, Action"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Sam learns just how dependent he is on his friends when he's sucked into a video camera thanks to the Kord virus and nearly goes insane from the prolonged enforced solitude. Sydney is able to deduce where Sam is and helps him out.
14"Sweet and Sour Kilokahn"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Sydney installs a children's computer program and is able to use it on Kilokahn, turning him from evil to good. When Malcolm discovers the good Kilokahn, he is infuriated but attempts to take on life as a good-natured fellow, only to fail miserably until he tricks him into bring the Hock virus to life.
15"To Sleep, Perchance to Scream"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
After Sam has a strange nightmare, Kilokahn seizes this opportunity to send the Nightmare Virus into Sam's alarm clock which gives Sam continuous nightmares. How will Sam ever wake up to actually defeat the virus? His friends come to his aid and help him defeat the Nightmare Virus.
16"Out of Sight, Out of Time"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
In order to make Sam miss a date with Jennifer, Malcolm creates a Mega-Virus called Krono that will render time meaningless around the world, messing clocks all over the world.
17"Money for Nothin' & Bits for Free"Gino TanasescuJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Malcolm taps into bank accounts across the country, making him incredibly rich while everyone else struggles to pay for necessities, thanks to Kilokhan's newest virus Chronic. He uses his money to bribe his schoolmates into doing embarrassing things. Sam takes the high road and avoids asking Malcolm for money; that is, until his little sister Elizabeth gets in an accident and needs a surgery. Sydney catches this, allowing Sam and Tanker to destroy the Chronic virus and return everything to normal. Malcolm gets his comeuppance in the end and is beat up by the soccer team.
18"Water You Doing?"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
After Malcolm's dramatic reading of Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is shunned at the school talent show, Malcolm enacts thematic revenge by having the Nixtor virus turn all the water in the city into hydrochloric acid. Also, Tanker learns the danger of bingeing on dill pickles, suffers from severe stomach pain, and learns where his limits lie.
19"Just Brown & Servo"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Desperate to prove to Jennifer that he's romantic, Sam plans a romantic dinner for the two of them. However, when he lets Tanker, Sydney, Amp, and Mrs. Starkey help him out, Malcolm overhears this and sends an upgraded Sybo into Mrs. Starkey's egg-timer to make her go insane.
20"My Virus Ate My Homework"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Sam's report for school is destroyed by Elizabeth, and Sam feels he's about to face impending doom at school because of this. But that is the least of his worries when Kilokahn, against Malcolm's wishes, releases the Thorned Virus to sound off an alarm system which will apparently trigger warheads throughout the globe.
21"Hello Darkness, My Old Friend"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Amp is attempting to get in shape for a competition, and Malcolm creates a virus which Kilokhan brings to life behind Malcolm's back. This Mega-Virus Monster attempts to knock out all the electricity in the world and forward it to Kilokhan. When the lights go out, Amp needs to amp up his legs for a exercise bike that will provide enough power for Servo to face the virus.
22"Born With a Jealous Mind"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Sydney wins a date with superstar Chad Williams, leaving Tanker very jealous. Sam tries to convince him not to be jealous. Meanwhile, Malcolm attempts revenge at the people of Japan, where his new hard drive came. It ate his disk and severely messed up his hand after attempting to eat it as well. He sends out a Smog Virus to harm the people. Sam catches this and goes in as Servo. However, when Servo is nearly defeated, Tanker must overcome his jealousy long enough to help him defeat the Smog Virus as Drago.
23"Cheater, Cheater, Megabyte Eater"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Malcolm creates a Stupid Virus in order to tamper with the National Scholastic Placement Test's scores at high school and Principal Pratchert accuses Amp of tampering with the scores. However, Sydney catches on and Sam defeats the virus. End result: Syd and Amp tied for the highest score while Malcolm gets low scores on his tesst.
24"Romeo & Joule-watt"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Tanker & Jennifer are cast as Romeo and Juliet in the school play, much to Sam's and Sydney's dismay. Malcolm upgrades the Chronic virus and sends him into the school's stage lights. Sam goes in as Servo, but is nearly defeated thanks to the upgrades that Malcolm gave Chronic. Sydney goes in as Drago to help Sam defeat Chronic.
25"Rock 'n' Roll Virucide"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
A Rock n' Roll Virus is created to turn Mrs. Starkey into a heavy Rock n' Roll maniac when Malcolm sends it into her tape player.
26"Stiff as a Motherboard"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Malcolm creates the Manfu virus and sends it into the school's water fountain, causing whoever touches it to become stiff and unable to move or speak. That victim is Sam. How will he be able to fight if he can't move? It's up to his friends to help him out on that.
27"Pride Goeth Before a Brawl"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Kilokahn no longer wants Malcolm's help in making viruses, so he turns to the first computer user he can find, which is Sydney. He gets her to create her own virus for Servo to fight, against Sydney's wishes as she planned to create it as an anti-virus. After a bit of confusion, it seemed as if the virus would not cause any harm after all, that is until a jealous Malcolm turns the virus completely evil and forces Kilokhan to return to him. Sydney, feeling responsible, aids Servo in defeating the virus by piloting the Drago system in order to create Phormo.
28"Starkey in Syberspace"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Sam disguises himself as a girl in order to break into Sydney's club at school, but then he is discovered by Mrs. Starkey. After Sam runs out, Starkey snoops around on Sydney's laptop and is accidentally sucked into Syberspace, inside one of the Sybersquad's vehicles, Drago! Meanwhile, Kilokhan forces Malcolm to study how his viruses always loses to the Servo Program and they discover the weak link in the Servo Program's line of defense. So Malcolm does all he can to help aid the Raedon virus and put up a wall to prevent Servo from seeking aid. However, he is foiled by Starkey who is already in the digital world fighting the virus and Sam as Servo. Afterwards Sam and Tanker owes Sydney an apology for their behavior. She forgives them on the grounds they also must apologize to Mrs. Starkey as well. When Sam goes to apologize, he hears her telling him she had this weird dream about piloting a digital jet and actually enjoyed it.
29"Hair I Stand, Head in Hand"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Malcolm revamps the Plexton virus and sends it into Sam's blow-dryer. After water is dumped on his head from Elizabeth's prank, Sam is forced to use the dryer, only to have it turn his hair into a whole messy field of static electricity.
30"Portrait of the Artist as a Young Virus"Brad KreisbergEric Beetner & James RowleyTBA
Malcolm creates a virus with the intent of altering the high school students' new schedules to schedules with undesirable classes, as well as putting him in all the same classes as Jennifer. Sydney catches on to Malcolm's plan and sends both Sam and Tanker to take out the virus.
31"The Taunt Heard Round the World"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Kilokahn sends out a global taunt via television to Servo to fight against the upgraded Hock virus, now the Hockinator, or else all television stations around the world would be shut down permanently.
32"Tanks for the Memories"Adam WeissmanDan GilliesTBA
Nixtor is sent into Tanker's walkman and headphones, Tanker's memories are affected as a result, introducing random and fictional memories, which distract the teens from the real danger in Cyberspace. Luckily, Sam and Sydney catches on and they stop Nixtor.
33"Love Me Don't"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Malcolm sends a virus that resembles a non-armored version of Krono into a music box, hoping that when Jennifer opens it, she would fall in love with the first person she'd see – Malcolm. Sam is very angry when he feels that Jennifer is hoping to dump him for Malcolm and retreats to his own room. Mrs. Starkey opens the box and she chases after Malcolm in love. Sydney and Tanker suspects a virus is in the box. They appeal to Sam to help Malcolm and Mrs. Starkey. He refuses to help, believing that Malcolm got what he deserved with Starkey chasing after him for stealing Jennifer away and the other cruel things he did to Sam. Amp wisely convinces Sam to let go of his grudge and destroy the virus in order to break the horrid love spell. Eventually, Jennifer reconciles with Sam and she is able to explain that she merely asked Malcolm to help with the decorations for Yoli's surprise birthday party. She also explains that had she asked Sam, they'd never get anything done because all they would think about is being with each other. Malcolm is further frustrated when Kilokhan reveals it was part of his plan to teach Malcolm a lesson in ordering him around.
34"Syberteria Combat"Adam WeissmanDamon HenryTBA
Malcolm resurrects the Manfu virus to create a barrier around the high school, which imprisons the gang, who is staying after school. Tensions fly for the gang as the time goes stuck together and they begin verbally attacking one another.
35"Over the River and Through the Grid"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
Mrs. Starkey is disheartened that she can't attend an annual Thanksgiving motorcycle trip with her friends due to the Stupid Virus cutting all her utilities. Sam and the others form an impromptu play and meal in her honor, but how can they entertain Mrs. Starkey and stop the Stupid Virus at the same time?
36"Do Not Reboot Til Christmas"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
It's Christmas time and everyone but Malcolm are into the holiday spirit, preparing for the charity toy drive. Malcolm decides to take his rage out on them by sending the Smog Virus into the battery powered toys and sets it to explode at midnight.
37"Kilo Is Coming to Town"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
After the destruction of the Smog Virus, Malcolm and Kilokhan track Servo's home data stack to within a 6-mile radius of Malcolm's computer. Knowing he's close, Kilokhan sends Malcolm out to set up the town with Christmas lights to give Kilokhan the power to pin-point their enemy. When he finds and erases the minds of Tanker, Syd and Amp, he turns against Malcolm. When Sam is knocked out cold and unable to become Servo, Malcolm realizes what he has done. Now determined to help save Christmas and the world, Malcolm assists in transferring Sam's mind to Servo and goes on one last mission to destroy Kilokhan. When he destroys the Samurai vehicles, Malcolm and Jennifer watch and hope that Servo can save the day once again.
38"Hide and Servo"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
A power surge is created in syberspace, and when Sam uses the computer to investigate, he, as Servo, is thrust through syberspace in a rapid, endless, and uncontrollable flight. Throughout the day, Sydney keeps hearing his calls for help everywhere she is, though Tanker and Amp don't believe her at first. Until that is, they hear it too and investigate. If Servo is to escape, Plexton awaits him.
39"Little Ditch, Big Glitch"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
With the help of a television screen and the upgraded Kord virus, Kilokahn sets out to put everyone in North Valley High School under his power. Can Team Samurai, who are stuck in detention, put a stop to this?
40"Hasta la Virus, Baby!"Adam WeissmanJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveTBA
In this clip show, Amp is supposedly in trouble and gone from school and the gang and Yolanda and Jennifer recall past experiences with Amp. It's revealed that Amp is back in outer space and later, the gang witnesses the arrival of surfer Lucky London, who would become the newest member of Team Samurai.
41"Give 'Til It Megahertz"Adam WeissmanMichael PatrickTBA
Malcolm resurrects the Kord virus and uses him to turn people into a bunch of overly generous people, including the gang of Team Samurai. Sam and Sydney aren't affected and is able to bring Lucky and Tanker back to their senses to defeat the virus and turn everything back to normal.
42"The President's a Frink!"Adam WeissmanHugh MannTBA
Malcolm uses the Skorn virus in order to win the student body presidential election over Yolanda Pratchert. Principal Pratchert is put in a bind when he is asked to recount the votes, but can't or he would show favoritism, causing a rift between father and daughter. He eventually decides to do the right thing when Mrs. Starkey suspects that the voting was rigged. Meanwhile Sam and the others go to battle the virus.
43"Beep My, Beep My Baby"Adam WeissmanDan GilliesTBA
Sybo is sent into Jennifer's pager by Malcolm that gives off a hypnotic beep that he hopes will convince Jennifer that she doesn't like Sam, but Malcolm. Kilokhan is against it and makes him realize that if Servo frees her, she will realize what's going on and they would be exposed. So Malcolm in a moment of humanity convinces Jennifer to leave him and return to her normal life.
44"Forget You!"Adam WeissmanRobert G. LillieTBA
The Skeleton virus is created that causes everyone affected to forget everything - even who they are. Sam is the only one who retains his memory due to having the Servo device on his wrist and helps his friends long enough to regain their memories to stop the virus as Syncro.
45"Loose Lips Sink Microchips"Adam WeissmanDamon HenryTBA
Malcolm resurrects Skorn and sends him into Sam's radio show at school, causing embarrassing secrets to be revealed about people, including Sydney and Tanker's secrets. Sam must face Skorn and stop him once more in order to stop the leak at the station before Lucky spills the beans about Team Samurai and Servo!
46"It's Magic"Adam WeissmanJames Iver MattersonTBA
Lucky decides to incorporate the concept of Sam disappearing into syberspace behind a curtain as a part of his magic act at school. After the first part of the trick works, the second part doesn't, since Sam, as Servo, is stuck fighting the Chronic virus again (thanks in part of Malcolm's sabotage).
47"Pratchert's Radical Departure"Brad KreisbergDon GilliesTBA
Malcolm decides to use a virus in order to mentally bring Principal Pratchert back to his hippie days, much to Lucky's pleasure. But Pratchert's job is on the line, as a school inspector named Mr. Lapel is due to arrive and can't walk in on a classroom strike led by the principal!
48"Foreign Languages"Brad KreisbergGary GlassbergTBA
Trembulor is upgraded for the purpose that, whenever Servo is fighting him, no one will be able to hear Servo's calls for help if he gets into a jam. Luckily Sydney thinks she hears him everywhere she goes and Tanker uses Drago to rescue him.
49"Truant False"Adam WeissmanMichael PatrickTBA
When Hock is sent into the school computer in order to tamper with the summer school program files, the school sends an anti-virus system to destroy him. Then Kilokahn alters the anti-virus to look like Manfu - and turn him evil - to get Servo to try to destroy it, not knowing what consequences would lie in wait should the anti-virus be destroyed....it could mean summer school forever! Luckily Tanker catches it and convinces Sydney to use her skills without her reference manuals. She does and helps Sam save both the anti-virus and defeat Hock. This corrects the earlier mistake that leads to Malcolm attending Summer School when it's revealed he had been missing classes.
50"Lucky's Unlucky Adventure"Brad KreisbergHugh MannTBA
Lucky is trying to save up money for a fantastic surf board, but is failing in several jobs. When Mrs. Starkey gives him a chance, the register mysteriously comes short the exact amount Lucky needs for his new board! Now a fugitive on the lam from the principal and the authorities, Sam and the others find out that Kord is responsible.
51"What Rad Universe!"Adam WeissmanMichael PatrickTBA
A power surge in syberspace sends Sam into an alternate universe, where everyone he knows is different than from the universe he knows: Yolanda is a nasty individual who creates viruses for Kilokahn, Lucky is a prep, Tank is a thug, Sydney is a cheerleader, Jennifer is a nerd, and Malcolm is a good-spirited guy who likes to help people. Sam must destroy the Hockinator virus in the alternate universe and find a way back home before it's too late.
52"Syber-Dunk"Adam WeissmanHugh MannTBA
Sam, Tanker and Lucky try to get basketball superstar Charles "High Jump" Johnson to come to their school before a big game tonight by telling him there is a charity event. When High Jump finds out that it is all a scam, everyone can't leave the school because of the Krono virus which created a barrier around the school. Because of this he will likely miss the game, unless the Syber Squad and the help of High Jump, can defeat the virus in order to send High Jump on his way.
53"Take a Hike"Brad KreisbergJymn Magon & Mark ZasloveApril 11, 1995 (1995-04-11)
While Sam is home spending time with Jennifer, Sydney, Tanker, Lucky and Yolanda are taking a camping trip out in nature. Malcolm then recreates the Krono-resembling virus that will sink all the electricity in the world. When the virus strikes, the gang finds themselves in a real dilemma because Sam is not present. Therefore, it's up to Tanker, in the unlikely role of Servo, to save the day!

Home media release[edit]

In 1995, Buena Vista Home Video (under the DIC Toon Time Video label) released the series on three VHS cassettes each containing two episodes. On February 19, 2013, Mill Creek Entertainment released Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad, Volume 1 on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[2] The 3-disc set features the first 28 episodes of the series. On October 1, 2013 Mill Creek Entertainment released Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad, Volume 2 on DVD containing the remaining 25 episodes.

Online distribution[edit]

Recently,[when?] five episodes of Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (new episodes were added and old episodes were removed on Wednesdays) were available on Jaroo, which was an online video site then operated by Cookie Jar Entertainment, with which DIC later merged.[3][4] In or after 2013, Cookie Jar was taken over by DHX Media. The Jaroo site closed down as a result, but DHX Media mentioned that it planned to re-locate the site, and its shows, for on-line distribution.

As of February 2016, the series could be streamed through the Pluto TV app on the "After School Cartoons" channel 370. [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DIC, Saban in 'Power' struggle". Variety. Feb 4, 1994. Retrieved 2017-08-15.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
  3. ^ "Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad". jaroo. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  4. ^ "Schedule". jaroo. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  5. ^ Pluto TV http://pluto.tv/watch/after-school-cartoons-24-7. Retrieved 13 February 2016. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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