Anchor Bay Press Release: Tripping The Rift: Complete First Season

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
    TRIPPING THE RIFT: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

    All 13 Mind-Boggling Episodes Launch On DVD October 25th!

    TROY, MI – Take off at “warped” speed for an unforgettable trip into “outrageous” space when Anchor Bay Entertainment, an IDT Entertainment Company, unleashes Tripping The Rift: The Complete First Season on DVD. Available on October 25th with a hardly astronomic SRP of $29.98, the three-disc set contains all thirteen episodes from the irreverent Sci-Fi Channel series, melding cutting-edge CGI animation with a lusty and wicked sense of humor that spans the known universe. Tripping The Rift: The Complete First Season DVD also contains bonus features including character and artwork galleries, and the complete episode teleplays via DVD-ROM. Pre-book is September 27th.

    Currently airing on cable’s Sci-Fi Channel, where it premiered as a primetime series in 2003, Tripping the Rift is the co(s)mic saga of five misfits who live, work and play on the starship Jupiter 42, which is controlled by a neurotic A.I. known as Spaceship Bob. Bob's neuroses are kept in check by the verbally abusive pilot T'Nuk while the ship's inner workings are tended by Gus, the melancholy robotic chief engineer. No one's really sure what job is performed by teen slacker Whip, but everyone has a definite idea of sexy android Six’s specialties. Captain Chode, a walking purple blob of rancor, hates his crew and they hate him right back.

    However, there are bigger problems to worry about. A battle for the control of the universe is underway -- between the corporate-minded Dark Clowns, who are bent on dominating the galaxy, and the hopelessly conformist Confederation, which will stop at nothing to bring our bumbling antiheroes to injustice. Chode and his far-from-intrepid band, while caught in the middle of the titanic clash, prefer to spend their time traveling (or “tripping”) the rift that separates the two warring factions.

    Features on the Tripping The Rift: The Complete First Season DVD set include:

    Disc One:
    ? Original Full-frame Presentation
    ? Episode Titles: God Is Our Pilot; Mutilation Ball; Miss Galaxy 5000;2001 Space Idiocies; Sidewalk Soiler

    Disc Two:
    ? Original Full-frame Presentation
    ? Episode Titles: Power to the Peephole; Totally Recalled; Nature Vs. Nuture Vs. Chode; Aliens, Guns And A Monkey

    Disc Three:
    ? Original Full-frame Presentation
    ? Character Gallery
    ? Artwork Gallery
    ? Teleplays (DVD-ROM)
    ? Episode Titles: Love Conquers All…Er, Almost; The Devil & A Guy Named Webster; Emasculating Chode; Android Love

    Produced by CineGroup in association with IDT Entertainment, Tripping The Rift started its galactic journey to the airwaves as an award-winning short film, first airing on the Sci-Fi Channel series “Exposure.” Created by Chuck Austen and Chris Moeller (both veterans of the Fox animated series “King Of The Hill”), Tripping The Rift also taps the perverse humor of head writers Lanier Laney & Terry Sweeney (formerly of “Saturday Night Live” and “MadTV”). The voice cast is equally twisted, featuring Stephen Root (Office Space and Dodgeball: A Love Story) as the officious Captain Chode, Gina Gershon (Showgirls) as the oversexed android Six and “Stuttering” John Melendez (“The Howard Stern Show”) as the high-strung Spaceship Bob.
     
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    Thanks Ron.

    Does anyone have any idea if the episodes will be uncensored?
    I think a few times I saw mosiacs covering up bits.

    and will it have the original internet short(s)?
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Stephan,

    I am not familiar with this series.

    I am merely posting the Press Releases. Sorry
    I couldn't be more helpful.
     
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    That was probably Sci-Fi channel's "cover-up". They covered up Nathan Finnion "bare-ass" shot in the Firefly episode "Trash" which was not censored on the DVD.

    My guess is that the DVD would be uncensored, unless the mosaics were actually part of the original episode sent to Sci-Fi.
     
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    Anyone pick this up?
     
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    Picked this up yesterday and as far as I can tell, the language is still bleeped. I'll post more information once I get through the dvds... unless some one else beats me to it. [​IMG]


    Edit: DVDTalk has a review up.
     
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    Somewhere in the back of my brain I remember there being something about "Best Buy Exclusive Content"... or am I halucinating again?
     
  8. Porfirio

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    No, your not halucinating. The Best Buy Exclusive features the season two episode "You Wanna Put That Where?". According to the sticker on the packaging, the episode has never been seen before... but that's a lie. During the season two premier, the Sci-Fi channel aired two episodes, this one being one of them.
     

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