Joe Smith <>

[GIF: Joe's face] [GIF: Joe and toys]

Picture of an obsessed fan

Q: Who is the guy that maintains the "Unoffical ReBoot Home Page" ?

A: He is not employed by any company that creates, distributes, or airs the show; he is just a fan living in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, USA. He is an adult who likes ReBoot and War Planets / Shadow Raiders.

Joe Smith

P.O. Box 192, Fremont, CA, 94536
Age . . .
40+ (ReBoot is not just for kids)
Home Page has more information.
Halloween costume
old Bob (designed and constructed by Christina O'Halloran).
If you want to see how and why the "Unofficial ReBoot Home Page" got started, check out the editorial page.


Note: Questions about employment or product licensing should be sent the respective companies, not to Joe Smith. A list of companies involved in the production of ReBoot can be found on the Production and Other pages.

Trivia about this page

I wanted to make all of my ReBoot stuff self-contained, so that it could be put onto a CD-ROM if needed. Since my full home page is stored in a different directory (, I had to create a new author's page. This one has information more applicable to my interest in ReBoot.

The two pictures above were shot in my back yard, using a camcorder and Snappy connected to a Win-95 laptop. The T-shirt is similar to the ones sold by Sony Signatures, Bob's Car was a reward for helping Irwin Toy, and the toys on the grass were purchased at the local Toys-R-Us store.

The hat started out as a Jurassic Park cap, to which I added blue and orange flashing LEDs (to make it look like the warning lights on the electric fence). The ReBoot logo was cut from the cardboard backing of a poseable Bob figure, then attached to the hat.

Why ReBoot?

I've worked with computers since 1967, when the Boulder Valley School District installed an ASR-33 Teletype at the Nederland High School. We had an account that allowed students to run BASIC on the SDS computers at NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research).

I got introduced to ReBoot by accident. A friend from Sacramento was staying overnight in order to attend a Science Fiction con, so we were all up earlier than normal on a Saturday. ReBoot was on ABC back then, and I got hooked. This was a cartoon that did not pander to the kiddies - many of the funny lines were written to be funny to adults too. And the computer generated images were quite impressive. Creating even a single scene on a graphics-oriented personal computer (such as the Commodore Amiga) takes hours, or even days, so it was obvious that lot of man-hours and computer time had been had been expended in creating this marvelous show.

I like ReBoot because of plot lines, and the sheer technical wizardry of its graphics.

Why not "Beast Wars"?

At the time that Beast Wars (aka Beasties) came out, I was still concentrating on Season III of ReBoot. Several other people were doing a good job at keeping up with the latest happenings with the Transformers &tm; toys.

Why "War Planets / Shadow Raiders"?

It's another great program from Mainframe Entertainment Inc., and the timing was right.

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To see the other stuff I've done, check out the top-level index for
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