Tripping the Rift: Episode Reviews

 Most of the episodes are reviewed but the series took a turn for the worse towards the end of the second series and was difficult to review.

Computer Shorts


Love And Darph

Written by Chuck Austen & Chris Moeller
In the opening pilot episode, Chode and Darph meet for the first time since they were in prison together.

Oh Brother

Written by Chuck Austen & Chris Moeller
It seems that the reconstituted Bobo holds the key to Chode’s origins. Or at least some information. This is the second episode teaser.

Television Season One


God is Our Pilot

Transcript

Written by William Rosenthal & Andrew Borakov
Originally Aired: March 4, 2004
Chode and Gus travel back the beginning of time and accidentally kill god, temporarily creating a perfect universe.

God is our Pilot – Alternate Review

Mutilation Ball

Transcript

Written by Terry Sweeny & Lanier Laney
Originally Aired: March 11, 2004
The crew is blackmailed into kidnapping a star athlete to play the
deadly sport of Mutilation Ball.

Miss Galaxy 5000

Transcript

Written by Jackie Beat
Originally Aired: March 18, 2004
Chode enters Six in a beauty contest where she competes
with Bobo’s daughter for a $1 Million prize.


Sidewalk Soiler

Transcript

Written by Dode B Levenson
Originally Aired: March 25, 2004
Chode must defend his life in court for littering
on a queaky clean planet.

The Devil and a Guy Named Webster

Transcript

Written by Mark Amato
Originally Aired: April 1, 2004
Chode sells his soul to the devil and must kidnap Webster to get it back.

Totally Recalled

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Written by Mark Amato
Originally Aired: April 8, 2004
It’s a family reunion when Chode’s grandfather stops by for a visit. Gus meets his maker.



2001 Space Idiocies

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Written by Jeffery Westbrook
Originally Aired: April 15, 2004
Bobo takes control of a primitve planet using a giant monolith.



Power to the Peephole

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Originally Aired: April 22, 2004
Written by Terry Sweeny & Lanier Laney
The visit Floridian 7, where a politician recruits Chode to fix an election.


Nature vs. Nurture

Transcript

Written by Adam Lapidus
Originally Aired: May 6, 2004
Chode swithces places with his long lost twin: King Philbrick.



Aliens, Guns and a Monkey

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Written by Dode B. Levenson
Originally Aired: May 13, 2004
A gun toting pacifist rebels against his fathers gun culture.



Emasculating Chode

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Written by
Originally Aired: May 20, 2004
Bobo kidnaps Whip and its up to Chode to save him and his own masculinity.



Love Conquers All.. Almost

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Written by John Unholz
Originally Aired: May 27, 2004
The crew try to get Bobo’s daughter and Adam’s son
to fall in love for a reality show.



Android Love

Transcript

Written by Terry Sweeny & Lanier Laney
Originally Aired: May 27, 2004
Six and Ten run off together to escape bounty hunters.

Television Season Two

Cool Whip

Written by: Ken Goin
Originally Aired: July 27, 2005
Worst pile of shit to ever air on Sci Fi Channel.
Not a good way to start the season!

You Wanna Put That Where

Written by: Dan Berdensen
Originally Aired: July 27, 2005
Six and Chode are sentenced to death after having
sex on an all gay planet.

Honey I Shrunk the Crew

Transcript

Written by: Ken Goin
Originally Aired: August 3, 2005
When Bobo resets Bob’s password and set the ship to self destruct, Chode, Whip and Gus must enter Bobo’s brain to divine the new code.

Ghost Ship

Written by: Mark Amato
Originally Aired: August 10, 2005
The crew board an abondoned ship filled with treasure, but must face their worst fears before they can leave.



Benito’s Revenge

Written by Mark Amato
Originally Aired: August 17, 2005
Bobo steals Benito et al’s brain waves to power
his amusement park.

All For None

Written by Mark Amato
Originally Aired: August 24, 2005
After a failed mutiny, the crew is sent to work on a slave cruise.

Extreme Chode

Written by
Originally Aired: August 31, 2005
Chode has Whip challenge Adam 12 in an extreme sports competition.

Roswell

Written by
Originally Aired: September 14, 2005
Greys chase the Jupiter 42 through a wormhole and end up crashing in Roswell, NM in 1947

 


Santa Clowned

Written by
Originally Aired: September 21, 2005
TBA

Creaturepalloza

Written by
Originally Aired: September 28, 2005
TBA

Episode 11

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Episode 12

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Episode 13

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Tripping the Rift reviews are © 2004 Ryan Bechtel & Tony Fawl.
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Tripping the Rift names, characters and everything else associated with the series are the property of Chris Moeller, Chuck Austen Film Roman, CineGroup, and the Sci Fi Channel.