So here we are fellow Users, it’s been a while but there’s news. Both YTV and Corus Entertainment released teaser images of “The Guardian Code”.

From YTV’s Twitter came this tweet showcasing the live-action side of TGC:

From left to right: Tamra (Sydney Scotia), Parker (Ajay Parikh-Friese), V.E.R.A (Hannah Vandenbygaart), Austin (Ty Wood), Trey (Gabriel Darku)

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Fans reacted extremely negatively:

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The sheer number of replies is quite unprecedented. YTV’s tweets rarely get more than a handful of replies and they generally aren’t negative. One must presume that someone took note of the 500+ negative replies.


Many made comparisons to previous shows such as VR Troopers, SuperHuman Samurai Syber-Squad, Zixx (with CGI in “Level Two” produced by Mainframe Ent), Code Lyoko (and it’s sequel Code Lyoko: Evolution which replaced the 2D segments with live-action), and of course the movie Tron.


Similarly, from Corus Entertainment we had a press release showcasing the CGI aspect:

[The teens as Vector, Googz, Enigma, and D-Frag]

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Corus’ press release also had more information (though we’ve mostly heard it before, however there’s a premiere date) beyond the teaser image:

WOW! Unlimited Media’s Mainframe Studios and Corus Entertainment are pleased to announce that production is underway in Victoria/Vancouver, B.C. on the live-action elements of ReBoot: The Guardian Code, a 20×22 minute live-action/CG-animated hybrid television series. This next phase of production reimagines the original 1994 animated classic, ReBoot, in a real life setting for modern, tech savvy audiences. Created by Michael Hefferon, the show follows four teenagers who discover that they’ve been selected to become the Next-Generation Guardians of cyberspace. ReBoot: The Guardian Code will premiere in Canada in 2018 on YTV.

After playing the multiplayer Cyber Guardians video game together, four teenagers are recruited by V.E.R.A (Hannah Vandenbygaart, Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool!), the Virtual Evolutionary Recombinant Avatar, to fulfill their mandate to mend and defend cyberspace. Austin (Ty Wood, The Haunting in Connecticut), Tamra (Sydney Scotia, Some Assembly Required), Parker (Ajay Parikh-Friese, Mr. Young), and Trey (Gabriel Darku, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments) now must protect cyberspace from threats that pose true consequences to both the virtual and real world. It’s more than these kids expected when they started at Alan Turing High. Way more.

ReBoot: The Guardian Code intercuts live-action scenes with awe-inspiring CG animation produced with the Unreal game engine, showing how the real world and cyberspace are interconnected. “The power of the game engine’s capabilities to create vast cyberspace settings along with AI (Artificial Intelligence) for dynamic secondary animation fused with live action, will deliver a truly unique and engaging experience for viewers”, says Creator and Executive Producer Michael Hefferon. “As groundbreaking as the original ReBoot was being the first ever CG animated series, ReBoot: The Guardian Code takes it to a whole new level.”

This innovative series will also deliver true 360-degree engagement experiences for audiences with interactive mobile games, a digital trading card game that syncs with the broadcast of the series, and a Virtual Reality experience that puts fans right in the middle of the cyberspace action. More details to be announced at a later date.




Aside from those two images, I was able to find two additional promotional photos on the Corus’ server (Mouse would be proud!). No one outside of those involved with the production have seen these… until now. Take a look at a ReBoot Revival exclusive:

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In the first image, we see Austin (as Vector) fighting an insect of some sort. The last (and also first) time we saw an insect virus was the Praying Mantis Virus in the episode “Icons“. His HUD (Head-up display) bares an uncanny resemblance to that seen in the Iron Man movies produced by Marvel:




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In the second image, we see the four teens standing in a device of some sort. Behind them are their digital avatars. The device appears to be a combination of half of a Stargate (from the Stargate franchise) and a Transporter Pad from Star Trek. Going on some speculation, the device may be a Gateway Command (first seen in the episode “When Games Collide“, which design and function are a homage to the Stargate device). There is certainly some potential that this device will function in a similar manner to the Scanners used in the Code Lyoko series. The Scanners use a “Virtualization” sequence which converts the protagonists of that series, from physical matter into digital matter. They are then transmitted to the Super-Computer, which contains the virtual world of Lyoko.




As always the ReBoot Revival will continue to strive toward the revival (not the reboot or re-imagining) of the series with the original co-creators (who still have absolutely no part in this “sequel” series) producing the conclusion to the fourth season’s cliffhanger. However since how well or not this new series does in ratings, with TV critics, network executives, and most importantly both it’s target audience and fans of the original ReBoot, news reports will be made as time goes on. It is worth noting that despite such a momentous reveal, the official ReBoot.com website is still loading a 404 Error (which reported 3 months ago).

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March 30th, 2017 at 4:52 pm
One Response to “First look at The Guardian Code Cast & CGI Setting (Including Exclusive Unpublished Promo Images!) – Premiere in 2018”
  1. HypnoPants Says:

    Not only does it look god-awful, but I can’t help but feel there will be a strange disconnect between Humans and AI.

    It will be as if humans are considered sentient, kind of like how they treated AndrAIa originally for being a game sprite.

    But considering what I’m seeing, they won’t get into any storyline about humans realising the AI is just as sentient as they are… infact they will probably just be side-bits which have little meaning, because it’s the humans saving the net from threats that cause problems for other humans… which I can only assume is why they were brought into the computer world to begin with.

    In otherwords, it won’t be Reboot… not in the slightest.

 

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