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Wednesday
Jun292011

ReBoot

It came! It came! After all these years, it finally came! I have been waiting so many years for ReBoot (my favorite show of my childhood all time) to finally be released on DVD. It was the first half-hour, completely computer-animated TV series, and it was awesome. For the unfamiliar, it was basically a kids’ show from 1994 about what happens inside a computer. And the show has finally been released on DVD in its entirety. It’s been a long, hard journey for this series. There were sporadic VHS releases of a couple seasons, but not all. Then a few entities lost distribution rights after years of not releasing DVDs of the series. One of the seasons that was eventually released in the US was improperly transferred from 25fps to 24fps, which made the voices sound really slow and deep. But I guess it was better than nothing.

Now, after all that madness, the series was thankfully released as a box set that included every season all in one place, which I promptly preordered, obviously. Amazon had a nice little discount price on it, so it was less than $50 for the box set of all four seasons. It was even delivered on the same day that it was released (and I chose the slow Free Shipping option!). I was so excited, and I still am. I’m so having a marathon now. I can’t even tell you how excited I am.

These nine DVDs are the best thing I’ve purchased in a long time, and the entire property is very close to my heart. I love this series more than The Matrix property, which, if you know me, means a whole lot. It’s such a childhood obsession of mine that I never outgrew. Ostensibly a kid’s show, ReBoot is actually filled with inside jokes to pop culture, references to other works, jabs at their restrictive TV network censors, along with pretty legitimate personifications and adaptations of real technological ideas. It also got much darker in the last season. Let’s just say it’s kind of genius, and I can just watch it over and over again. And that’s exactly what I plan to do. YouTube just doesn’t cut it. I need the real thing. Now with this box set, I feel like I’m 10 years old again!



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