I-10: The Ben 10 User Generated Experience (lost TV special; 2008)
|An ad, possibly from Cartoon Network's website, which mentions I-10.|
"Cartoon Network gives Ben 10 fans a chance to say their favorite things about the show."
I-10: The Ben 10 User Generated Experience was a special that premiered on April 14th 2008 during Ben 10 Week, the transitional period from the original Ben 10 animated series to its sequel series, Ben 10 Alien Force.
It was a compilation of behind-the-scenes facts, sneak peaks for the sequel series, fan creations, and other things.
Please note, the "Lost Episode" mentioned on the Promo Image isn't actually lost, it's the final episode of the Original Series, "Goodbye and Good Riddance", it was possibly just labelled as "lost" as a marketing stunt.
Fact: Ben was at one point going to turn into 10 Superheroes, and one of them was a girl.
Fact: Another version was Ben being able to transform into 10 different versions of himself.
Fact: A working title for the series was “Ben to the Tenth”.
Fact: The Omnitrix was originally going to be called “The Megawatt”
Fact: Cannonbolt was originally going to be part of the Original 10, he was replaced with Diamondhead.
Fact: Gwen was originally a classmate/friend of Ben.
Fact: Max was originally a scatterbrained inventor at one point during development.
Fan Creation: “Mateo is Ben 10″ - A child transforms into XLR8.
Fan Creation: “How to be Ben 10″ - An instructional video on how to be Ben 10.
Fan Creation: “Gil 10″ - A parody animation of the Ben 10 intro.
Fan Creation: "Ben 10 and the Mystery Morpher" - A small snippet of a pivot/paint animation by a YouTube User named ilikepork5555 (now known as KuroTheArtist) was featured in the video. The section used involves Ghostfreak turning intangible to avoid some lasers, starting roughly at 1:29.
Other: Ben mentions something about Swampfire being sortof like a combination of Heatlbast and Wildvine.
Other: The Announcer mentions something about “Who wants to be a goldfish alien?” sarcastically, probably referring to the "Gil 10" animation above. The Announcer also apparently said things along the lines of "So how does it feel to be XLR8?" and ""You're big brother helped you with that one, didn't he?" during "Mateo is Ben 10".
Other: In the "Gil 10" animation, the image of Paris Hilton is edited out.
Other: There was a Sweepstakes involved with this special, where viewers could call a phone number and potentially win prizes, such as a Deluxe Omnitrix. The Phone Number, (1-800-890-1100), no longer works.
EDIT: 8/29/16 - The special aired at least three times. April 14th at 8 PM Eastern, April 16th at 3:30 PM Eastern and April 18th at 6:30 PM Eastern
EDIT: 8/30/16 - Yuri Lowenthal, the voice of Ben in Alien Force, has been contacted regarding his lines in the special, he says he "vaguely remembers recording that, but he wouldn't know where to find it."
EDIT: 9/5/16 - Man of Action Studios has been contacted through their website, the representative says "That's a question for Cartoon Network and not Man of Action. I'm sorry that I don't know who to connect you with at the network."
EDIT: 9/28/16 - With no leads from Man of Action or Cartoon Network, another person involved with Ben 10 has been contacted.
EDIT: 10/8/16 - An image has been found containing a reference to I-10, it now serves as the picture for this article and proof of it's existence.
EDIT: 1/8/17 - Information on the Sweepstakes found.
EDIT: 10/31/17 - A small snippet of a pivot/paint animation by a YouTube User named ilikepork5555 (now known as KuroTheArtist) was featured in the video. The section used involves Ghostfreak turning intangible to avoid some lasers, starting roughly at 1:29.