Set inside the world of a 90’s computer, Reboot followed a Guardian named Bob as he worked to protect the city of Mainframe from evil viruses like Megabyte and he also had to play games launched by the “user” to keep sections of the city from being destroyed.
To get ready for the retro gaming awesomeness going on at AVGC this weekend, we headed back to 1989 for the Nintendo mashup Captain N which, along with The Super Mario Bros Super Show, was part of Nintendo’s all out pop culture domination in the late 80’s and into the 90’s.
The second Sonic cartoon from DiC, Sonic the Hedgehog took things a little more seriously than the Tex Avery inspired Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog and pitted Sonic (Jaleel White) and a band of freedom fighters up against Dr. Robotnik (Jim Cummings) and his robotic army.
Airing in 1997, Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys pitted the titular crew of primates, who gain enhanced intelligence from a mysterious alien race, against Nebula, a living black hole who wants to destroy the universe and remake it in his own image.
Closing out our month of vehicular action for Auto Pilot is 1994’s Thunder in Paradise, which featured Hulk Hogan as ex-Navy SEAL “Hurricane” Spencer, who along with his buddy Bru (Chris Lemmon), develops a high-tech power boat nicknamed Thunder that they use to take on various villains in the water around Florida.
Created as basically an advertisement for the new Dodge Viper SR 1, Viper debuted on NBC in 1994 and followed a special task force in the fictional future city of Metro City, where Project Viper is created to help stop the evil crime syndicate The Outfit with a souped up, gadget filled muscle car.