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A screenshot of the Fox Kids censored version of the Cybersix opening theme song.

Status: Partially Lost

The Cybersix animated television series is the second and last adaption of the popular 1992 comic book series of the same name, produced in 1998 and released in the U.S. in 2000. The animated series was generally well-received internationally, however, in the U.S. the series was heavily censored and criticized for being too mature for its young audience.[1]

Plot

The plot of the series is taken from the comic book series, rather than omitting the more mature aspects of the comics, the animated series leaves certain things unexplained and instead makes reference to them. The story follows the protagonist of Cybersix, who has recently moved to the city of Meridiana and lives as a male high school literature teacher during the day and as the leather-clad super-heroine during the night. Cybersix is soon discovered to be living in the city, so her creator and his clone-son frequently sends out their creations in an attempt to destroy her.

History

The animated series was first released in Canada and Argentina on September 6th, 1999, and a censored version was later released in the U.S. on August 19th, 2000 on the now-defunct television channel, Fox Kids. Fox Kids had heavily censored the series in order to make it more appropriate for its young audience, as well as cutting down on the run-time to make more time for commercials. The censorship had edited out parts of episodes, which removed mildly suggestive, violent, and "slow" scenes. There was also minor redubbing of certain words, and in the opening theme song, there are noticeably different vocals near the end of the song. The series was later pulled off the air three months later on November 4th, 2000, having omitted one episode and left the last two episodes unaired. Some episodes may have been recorded at the time of its airing, however, it is unknown if the entirety of the censored version has been recorded or archived.

The Fox Kids cut of the opening theme song has been found and uploaded onto the RetroJunk website.[2]

Five episodes of the Fox Kids edit were recorded on tape by the online user Stonegate Shadowlord, and has been digitized and uploaded onto YouTube by the user Media Finder.[3][4] An anonymous source emailed Media Finder and notified him that two more episodes were captured in low quality on a six hour long tape, currently available on archive.org.[5] Media Finder then transferred these episodes to his youtube channel. One episode, "Brainwashed", only survives partially, and two episodes remain at large completely.

Episode List

# Episode Title Status
01 Mysterious Shadow Found
02 Data-7 & Julian Lost
03 Terra Found
04 Yashimoto, Private Eye Non-existent
05 Lori is Missing Found
06 Blue Birds of Horror Found
07 Brainwashed Partially Found
08 Gone with the Wings Found
09 The Eye Found
10 Full Moon Fascination Lost
11 The Greatest Show in Meridiana Found
12 Daylight Devil Non-existent
13 The Final Confrontation Non-existent

Video

The U.S. Fox Kids version of the opening theme.
Cybersix Fox Kids Commercial.
Fox Kids XSpeed Ad (With Cybersix- Lori Is Missing).

See Also

External Links

References