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.
If you want to see how and why the "Unofficial ReBoot Home Page" got started,
check out the editorial page.
- 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).
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 (www.inwap.com/u/joe/), 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.
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
I like ReBoot because of plot lines, and the sheer technical wizardry
of its graphics.
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.
It's another great program from Mainframe Entertainment Inc., and the
timing was right.
Back to the ReBoot index page.
Back to the War Planets / Shadow Raiders page.
To see the other stuff I've done, check out the top-level index for
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