The Cybersix Live-Action Television Series is the first adaptation of the comic book series. It is loosely based on the comics. It debuted in Argentina on 15 March 15, 1995, and the last airdate may have possibly been in May of the same year.
- See also: List of Episodes.
The series had one season consisting of 8 episodes running for approximately 50 minutes. Each episode had cost $300,000 to make.
|Ep#||Episode Title||Original Airdate|
|1||Un Secuestro en Meridiana||15 March 1995|
In a secret laboratory in the middle of the jungle Dr. Von Reichter, a Nazi scientist, is genetically producing a series of quasi-human creatures.
Thousands of these beings are already working, mingled among the real worldwide human population, to reach powerful and influential positions thinking that one day von Reichter might become the master of the world. All of the series produced, the Technos, the Types, the Fixed-Ideas are all obedient slaves, subjected to Von Reichter's desires. However early in the 70's, one of the series produced in test tubes in the jungle lab, came out showing serious malfunctioning features : the Cyber series. By 1980, the lot of 5.000 Cyber children were 9 years old as ordinary children, they had committed the wildest and most unbearable of faults : they had disobeyed the orders given. Their misbehaviour brought about their final destruction. The doctor effectively did away them all. However, a Cyber girl - Nº6 - is able to escape, helped by a black employee who runs with her to a small fisher's town in the north of Brazil. The Fixed-Ideas, series, ordered to find the rebel Cyber girl, eventually succeed in killing the black man, but the Cyber girl manages to escape.
Fifteen years later, in a sulfurous and evil city called Meridiana, Cyber finds the perfect place to hide away. She decides to take up a double personality, trying to live unnoticed. During the day, she is a teacher of Literature, and at night she becomes Cybersix, a powerful, non-human woman. In order to survive, she lives on a vital substance, common to von Reichter's creatures, sucked from the necks of those who obediently follow the lunatic scientist.
Meridiana at night, becomes the scenario of a devastating war. Cybersix fights against artificial beings who are striving to get hold of the whole world. She, a lab-made creature herself, will fight against her parents and brothers defending humans who are totally unaware of the danger that surrounds their lives. All along her constant fight, Cybersix will play heroine and anti-heroine as well. A character that nobody will be able to forget.
Production started in early 1995 sometime during the comic's run, eight episodes were created each with a runtime of approximately 50 minutes. It was filmed in Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires, Federal District. The original language is in Spanish. It premiered on the television channel Telefe on 15 March 1995 and continued until it was cancelled in May of the same year due to low ratings. The series has never aired internationally.
Cast and Crew
The original idea and general direction was by José Luis Massa. Written by Ricardo Rodríguez (screenplay) along with creators Carlos Meglia and Carlos Trillo. Directors assistants were Mario Segade and Héctor Russo. Produced by Luis Gandulfo, Sebastián Parrotta, Fernando Rascovsky and Andre Ronco. Series Cinematography and Photography by Pablo Derecho. Series Art Direction by Marcelo Bosco and Jo Johannes. And Series Special Effects by Christian Gruaz. Staging by Daniel Soria.
The cast of characters includes model Carolina Pelleritti starring as Cybersix, Claudio Da Passano as Lucas Amato, Gonzalo Urtizberéa as Krumens, Iván Espeche as Von Reichter, Verónica Ponieman as Lori Cadenas, Rodrigo De la Serna as José, Mario Moscoso as Doguyy, as well as Jorge García, Jorge Marrale and Cecilia Milone playing additional characters.
The series was received poorly. It purportedly had poor writing, acting, and special effects. It was cancelled after eight episodes, making this the shortest run Cybersix incarnation. It holds a 6.5/10 on IMDB.
- The live-action episodes are considered lost media.
- The series was one of (or probably is) Argentina's first attempt at sci-fi on television.
- The episodes apparently aired in Russia.
- ↑ http://edant.clarin.com/diario/96/05/03/cybersix.html
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/19980626060728/http://www.telefeinternational.com/english/programas/series/cybersix/index.html Produced in 1995 according to Telefeinternational
- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262951/ IMDB rating
- ↑ http://lostmediaarchive.wikia.com/wiki/Cybersix_(1995_live-action_TV_show) Live-action
- ↑ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0262951/reviews?ref_=tt_urv IMDB review