tek's rating: ½

Tripping The Rift, on Sci-Fi
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This series is based on a short film of the same name from 2000 (IMDb), which I saw on Exposure. It's about these wacky aliens and androids or whatever flying around on this little smuggling ship, which in the original short was called the Free Enterprise, but in this series is the Jupiter 42. The captain is Chode, (voiced by Stephen Root). He has a sex slave android named Six of One. I believe she was voiced by Terry Farrell in the original, but not in the series. There's also a fussy robot named Gus. And some other characters I don't think were in the original: T'Nuk, who is some sort of alien centaur thing, and part owner of the ship; Whip, some kind of teenage lizard thing, who is Chode's nephew; and Bob, the ship's AI, I guess. Another important character in the show is Darph Bobo, who is the head of the evil Dark Clown Empire, and Chode's arch-nemesis. Anyway, the show's funny and crude, mostly about sex and violence and stuff. And really weird and irreverent. The good guys don't have much in the way of redeeming values about them, especially Chode. Six is probably the only one with much of any real brains or conscience or anything. And that's about all I can think to say for now. Oh, there was also a direct-to-video movie later, but I never saw that. Maybe I will someday. But honestly, the series never really seemed that great, to me. Yes it could be kind of funny, but on the whole, it was too crude for my taste, and often too stupid. But there was some damn sexy CGI (Six, as well as other random guest characters sometimes).

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