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Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad is an American TV series. It was produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Ultracom and DIC Entertainment, with distribution by All American Television (now Fremantle Media), and ran for one season from September 12, 1994 to April 11, 1995 in syndication, as well as on ABC. It was an adaptation of the Japanese tokusatsu series Denkou Choujin Gridman which was produced by Tsuburaya Productions.


As revealed in the first installment, "To Protect And Servo:"
High school student Sam Collins is the head of a band called Team Samurai. During a recording session, Sam is zapped by a power surge and disappears only to reappear seconds later with a strange device attached to his wrist (which is at the time unremovable). Later after his friends Amp, Sydney, and Tanker leave, one of his video game programs dubbed Servo is subject to a power surge and zaps Sam again. This time, the zap pulls him into the digital world and turns him into his creation. As Servo, he roams the digital world and fights monsters called Mega-Viruses.

Meanwhile, another student from Sam's school named Malcolm Frink is designing monsters on his home computer when Kilokahn (an escaped military Artificial Intelligence presumed dead in the power surge) visits Malcolm via computer screen. Kilokahn strikes a Faustian deal with Malcolm and turns his digital monster into a Mega-Virus Monster who is not only capable of corrupting electronics, but is also capable of affecting the real world.

Sam (now as Servo) must enter the digital world and stop Malcolm's and Kilokahn's Mega Viruses. Sometimes, when Servo was unable to handle a virus by himself, he would call on the help of his friends using his Arsenal Programs. The Arsenal Programs could fight the viruses solo, transform (with the help of other Programs) and attach to Servo as armor. Since Team Samurai consisted of only 3 people at any one time (excluding Sam), only 3 vehicles were available at any one time. When Servo linked up with these Programs as armor, he changed his name to either Phormo or Synchro (when he combined with Drago or Zenon, respectively).



Servo Sam Collins






The series was originally going to be named PowerBoy but was renamed Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad to avoid confusion with Saban EntertainmentIcon-crosswiki.png's Mighty Morphin Power RangersIcon-crosswiki.png.[1]

The series development mirrored the creative construct established earlier with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The master toy licensee -- Playmates Toys—funded the series, interpolated American development via toy licensing rights, and did a commercial buy-in on the Fox Network, where Haim Saban had established a kids block of time with other programs like "Power Rangers." Playmates called upon the development team at DIC (which coincidentally was in league with Pangea Corporation, who assisted in the development of DIC's "New Kids on the Block," and Playmates earlier phenomenon, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"). DIC, Pangea and Playmates' marketing group created an ensemble of character names, traits and profiles, which were spun into a most ambiguous series offering. More than anything else, this was a quick-to-market slam dunk to capitalize on the upsurge in popularity of imported Japanese monster-robot shows which could be adapted with new, regionalized live action footage.


  1. To Protect and Servo
  2. Samurize
  3. Samurize, Guys!
  4. Amp Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
  5. An Un-Helping Hand
  6. His Master's Voice
  7. Some Like it Scalding
  8. Mal-Kahn-Tent
  9. The Cold Shoulder
  10. Que Sera Servo
  11. A Break in the Food Chain
  12. Ashes to Ashes Disk to Disk
  13. Lights, Camera, Action
  14. Sweet and Sour Kilokahn
  15. To Sleep, Perchance to Scream
  16. Out of Sight, Out of Time
  17. Money for Nothin' & Bits for Free
  18. Water You Doing?
  19. Just Brown & Servo
  20. My Virus Ate My Homework
  21. Hello Darkness, My Old Friend
  22. Born With a Jealous Mind
  23. Cheater, Cheater, Megabyte Eater
  24. Romeo & Joule-watt
  25. Rock 'n' Roll Virucide
  26. Stiff as a Motherboard
  27. Pride Goeth Before a Brawl
  28. Starkey in Syberspace
  29. Hair I Stand, Head in Hand
  30. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Virus
  31. The Taunt Heard Round the World
  32. Tanks for the Memories
  33. Love Me Don't
  34. Syberteria Combat
  35. Over the River & Through the Grid
  36. Do Not Reboot Til Christmas
  37. Kilo Is Coming to Town
  38. Hide and Servo
  39. Little Ditch, Big Glitch
  40. Hasta la Virus, Baby!
  41. Give 'Til It Megahertz
  42. The President's a Frink!
  43. Beep My, Beep My Baby
  44. Forget You!
  45. Loose Lips Sink Microchips
  46. It's Magic
  47. Pratchert's Radical Departure
  48. Foreign Languages
  49. Truant False
  50. Lucky's Unlucky Adventure
  51. What Rad Universe!
  52. Syber-Dunk
  53. Take a Hike

See Also


  1. DIC, Saban in 'Power' struggle. Variety (Feb. 4, 1994). Retrieved on 2009-08-18.