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Get Ready for the REBOOT Reboot with Twitch Marathon

Get Ready for the REBOOT Reboot with Twitch Marathon

Want to indulge in some colorful, computer-animated nostalgia before ReBoot: The Guardian Code premieres on Netflix next Friday? You’re in luck. Get ready to hack back into Mainframe on Wednesday, March 28 at 3pm, when Shout! Factory‘s 24-hour ReBoot original series marathon kicks off on their Twitch channel.

In addition to all four seasons—that’s 47 episodes—of TV’s first fully computer animated series (which premiered in 1994), the marathon will include a making-of mini-documentary and a retrospective with co-creator Gavin Blair.

If you need a ReFresher (I’m not sorry) course before the stream, here goes: Bob is a Guardian of Mainframe, a computer system he must defend against both the User (that’s you, PC gamer!) and two dangerous viruses called Megabyte and Hexadecimal. (They’re siblings. It’s a whole thing.) Accompanying Bob were Dot Matrix, a small business owner, and Enzo, her younger brother. Enzo also had a sidekick in the form of a feral dog named Frisket. Naturally, ReBoot is best remembered for its animation, which was intentionally blocky due to the show’s setting and the constraints of CGI in the mid-’90s.

As we’ve said, ReBoot: The Guardian Code looks more like a re-imagining of the original series than a sequel, focusing on four live-action teens who become Guardians and take on Megabyte. We’re crossing our fingers that Bob and his buddies will be back somewhere down the line. In the meantime, Shout! Factory already has every episode on VOD, and there’ll be plenty more where that came from when the marathon kicks off.

Who was your favorite ReBoot character (and why was it Frisket)? Let us know in the comments below!

Images: Shout! Factory

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