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An Australian kids' TV show, created by Jonathan M. Shiff, about a robot alien gynoid who crashes on Earth. This alien, a prototype 6000 Cybernetic Human Replicant, has been (inadvertently) programmed with curiosity, and was kept away for fear that she could learn more than she needs to know. Apply Bellisario's Maxim here.
Anyway, the Cyber 6000 replicant, "Cy" (or "Cybergirl") is being closely followed by two more primitive replicants (the cold Xanda and the irritatingly dumb and unthreatening Isaac), and is forced to adopt the human disguise of "Ashley Campbell". But it's all for naught, as both she and the Series 3000 replicants run afoul of Corrupt Corporate Executive Rhyss (sic), whose state-of-the-art systems control the entirety of River City.
This series was filmed on location in Brisbane, with several prominent locations (the Powerhouse, South Bank and the Queen St Mall) thinly disguised. A giant set of screens was also added to King George Square, and features prominently.
This show contains examples of:
- Alpha Bitch: Emerald and Sapphire, the Mayor's two spoilt and obnoxious daughters.
- Badass Normal: Half the non-Cybernetic cast
- Butt Monkey: Georgio, poor bastard.
- California Doubling: As mentioned above, the city of Brisbane stands in for the fictitious River City, only with a few cosmetic changes. This means that the most prestigious museum is a run-down old building--in actuality, the Brisbane Powerhouse, which is a mini-cultural centre.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Rhyss.
- Everything Is Online: Cy's able to interface with your average blender.
- Insecurity System: Any security system that can be defeated by a young adult (or younger kid) needs to be re-examined.
- Manipulative Bastard: Rhyss again.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Rhyss. Well, until his Villainous Breakdown.
- Only One Name: Rhyss, Xander and Isaac. Rhyss's lack of a first or last name is Lampshaded by Jackson's dad in episode one.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Isaac. Rhyss has shades of this as well.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Rhyss.
- Smug Snake: Xander.
- Stalker with a Crush: Rhyss to Cy.
- Take Over the World: Rhyss's ultimate goal.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Xander and Isaac are basically Team Rocket.
- Ubermensch: How Rhyss sees himself and Cy.
- Villainous Breakdown: Rhyss goes seriously Axe Crazy in the last episode, to Caligula-like proportions.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Rhyss is a Lex Luthor like character.
- We Can Rule Together: Rhyss's proposition to Cy.
- World of Snark: It would be easier to list the characters on the show who are not Deadpan Snarkers.
- Xanatos Gambit: Rhyss's weapon of choice.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: When Rhyss traps Xander and Isaac outside the Cybernet so that he can keep Cy prisoner inside.