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Sector Binomes being arrested by Virals
Identity Crisis, Part 1
Episode no. 1.12
Written by Jono Howard
Story by Gavin Blair, Phil Mitchell, Ian Pearson
Original Airdate May 24 1995
Prev.: Talent Night | Next: Identity Crisis, Part 2
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Bob and Enzo are in a Basic Combat Game Cube. Bob is relaxing by the river while Enzo is trying to defeat the User. Bob is trying to teach Enzo how to hold his own in a Game Cube. Enzo isn't buying it and Bob tells him about a Game called The Funhouse, which is rumoured to be virtually impossible. He wants Enzo to be prepared for anything.

The User is obviously a newbie, he has not even learned how to drive yet. A plane with Binky and Algernon in it appears. The duo try to take out the User but end up blowing up their plane. Bob puts the User out of his misery and ends the Game.

Bob and Enzo head for Dot's Diner, where Dot is preparing for an event she will be heading. Just before she is about to leave with Bob, she has a bizarre vision in which the entire interior of the Diner changes. All the binomes are suddenly viral and Cecil has a blank face. The vision clears and Dot leaves with Bob for sector 1000, a sub-sector of Giedi Prime which is under the control of Megabyte in all aspects but for the PIDs of its inhabitants.

Once they arrive they are greeted by Cyrus, a binome who represents the sub-sector. Dot begins her speech, which turns out to be an attempt to free the citizens of this small sector from Megabyte's control. To do this she must have their PIDs so that Phong can register them online with the Principal Office. At the end of her speech, everyone is quiet, the Baby Binome's parents give their PIDs and everyone else follows. Dot collects the newly freed citizens' personal identification codes in her organizer. She declares the citizens free, but when she turns back to her podium her organizer is gone. Cyrus hands it to her, telling her to be careful with it.

At that moment, Hack and Slash raid the auditorium, telling everyone to surrender. Dot, Bob, and Cyrus escape to the Utility Tunnels through a trap door in the floor of the stage. They are pursued by viral binomes. Bob and Dot manage to get away, but Cyrus is captured.

Dot and Bob make their escape in a stolen ABC, in which they make a dash for the border. They manage to get out of Giedi Prime. Dot has another strange vision while they're on their way, and stop to regroup.

While they are stopping, a VidWindow appears with Megabyte on it. The virus is telling all of Giedi Prime that he is enslaving all those who were made free. He personally thanks his "dear friend" Dot Matrix for helping him. Dot checks her organizer and the file containing the PIDs was removed. She doesn't know how this could have happened and is completely disheartened. Bob is immediately worried about her attitude.

In the Silicon Tor, Megabyte asks how long it will take to read the PID file. Herr Doktor tells him the file is encrypted and it will take at least 2,000 nano-seconds to decrypt the PIDs. Megabyte is pleased and turns to another binome. Megabyte thanks him for his underhanded service. The individual is Cyrus, telling him it was an honour to betray his comrades. Megabyte tells him he will be a Lieutenant in his army for his service.

A Game Cube drops on them and Bob and Dot are horrified to discover that they are standing directly in front of...The Funhouse.

ReferencesEdit

  • As the Game starts, Enzo is driving a British FV4030/4 Challenger 1 A.K.A Al-Hussein, which was the main battle tank (MBT) of the British Army from 1983 until superseded by the Challenger 2 in the mid 1990s.
  • Bob panics as an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flies overhead. Developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army between 1972-75.
  • In the Game, Binky and Algernon are flying a B-2 stealth strike aircraft of the U.S Air Force.
  • Bob defeats the User with a US Army 1984 Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW).
  • Dot's binary dictonary displays "0 (ZEE-roh) Noun: Less than 1. 1 (WAN) Noun: More than 0".
  • Graffiti seen in hallway include "MB 4 HEX", "Binomes Unite", "Smash the Solid State!" and TicTacToe.
  • During the sewer chase scene, Bob says "Cowabunga". A reference to the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' who lived in the sewers of New York and repeatedly shouted out this catchphrase after victory.
  • When Bob is checking his ABC's complicated navigation screen, the text "Don't Panic" was briefly shown. This refers to the phrase 'Don't Panic' used on a book within the 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' 1978 radio comedy series by Douglas Adams.
  • Herr Doktor's voice is much deeper than it is in later episodes.

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