What's New?

Universal to release ExoSquad on DVD (1/11/09)

It's the news for which we've all been waiting. A couple of attentive fans pointed me to http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Exosquad-Season-1/11085, which reports that Universal plans to release season 1 of ExoSquad on DVD on April 14th. Hopefully it will sell well enough to make a release of season 2 worthwhile.

Episodes streaming online (8/11/08)

A friend has informed me that most of the first season is available at http://www.hulu.com/exosquad.

Episode downloads available (9/8/05)

A fellow fan called Gozer has created a Torrent at www.torrentspy.com and www.mininova.org with all the episodes of exosquad in it. It may not be available very long, however.

New Video Trading Cards available (7/14/05)

Thanks to James Sorenson, Video Trading Cards are now available on the MultiMedia page for Alec DeLeon, Wolf Bronski, and Vince Pellegrino. These have been hard to find because each only appeared at the end of one episode (Under The Skin for DeLeon, Night of the Traitor for Bronski, and The Perfect Warrior for Pellegrino).

Episode files being posted at http://www.smartbombstudios.com/public/Exosquad/ (6/14/05)

ExoSquad episodes are currently being made available by Derek W. at http://www.smartbombstudios.com/public/Exosquad/.

Request ExoSquad on DVD! (11/5/04)

If you want to see ExoSquad made available on DVD, e-mail your polite request to universalstudios&dreamworks@leemarketing.com

Toongeek no longer offering episodes (7/14/04)

ExoSquad episodes were most recently being made available at www.toongeek.com, but he got a cease and desist order.

Episode files being posted at www.toongeek.com (3/24/04)

ExoSquad episodes are currently being made available one at a time at www.toongeek.com.

Episode files being posted to alt.binaries.multimedia.cartoons (6/21/03)

As many of you have noticed, most of the episode download links on my pages have been down for some time. Fortunately other ExoFans have stepped up, and many of the episode files are currently being posted to alt.binaries.multimedia.cartoons.

ExoSquad toy designs released as Tech Wars (11/26/01)

Some ExoSquad toy designs have been seen in various KB/Toy Works stores. Released by Re: PLAY! (TM) with the name Tech Wars, current Tech-Suits available correspond to the Field Communications, Aerial Attack, Police Enforcer, Ground Assault, High Speed Stealth, and Command e-frames (see the Toys page for info on the originals). Colors and names are slightly to moderately different from the originals, with remolded pilot figures. The packages do reference ExoSquad as inspiration.

The backstory is slightly different, with the insurgents being robotic rather than genetic creations of humanity. Thanks to Thomas Wheeler a picture of the Command Tech-Suit (corresponding to the Field Communications E-Frame) is available.

Episode files being posted to alt.binaries.multimedia.cartoons (6/19/01)

As many of you have noticed, most of the episode download links on my pages have been down for some time. Fortunately other ExoFans have stepped up, most recently Lucas Treffkorn, who has posted many of the episode files to alt.binaries.multimedia.cartoons over the past couple weeks. Thanks go out to him, Glen Sissak, SpyBrent2067, and all the others who have made it possible to acquire episode files.

More episodes now available for download (8/26/00)

Thanks to fellow fans jobuRAVE (for providing the files) and ZoMBiE (for providing the server space), all episodes through the twenty-fourth (The First Step) are now available for download at the MultiMedia page and the Episodes page.

More episodes now available for download (8/10/00)

Thanks to fellow fans jobuRAVE (for providing the files) and ZoMBiE (for providing the server space), the next four episodes in the ExoSquad saga are now available for download at the MultiMedia page and the Episodes page.

Resist! and Target: Earth now available for download (5/5/00)

Thanks to fellow fan jobuRAVE, the fifth and sixth episodes in the ExoSquad saga, Resist! and Target: Earth, are now available for download.

Blitzkrieg now available for download (4/15/00)

Thanks to fellow fan jobuRAVE, the fourth episode in the ExoSquad saga, Blitzkrieg, is now available for download.

Many new movie files now available, including episodes (3/17/00)

Thanks to fellow fan jobuRAVE, many new movie files are now available at the MultiMedia page (as well as the contributions page created for him). Among the files are the opening and ending credits, all (or nearly all) of the video trading cards, and the first three episodes of the ExoSquad saga. The intention is to make three episodes available each month, so download these while you have the chance and check back often.

As always, thanks also to Brendan Reilly, maintainer of the TransFormers Archive, whose servers host all these files and more.

NeoFighter box art image (3/3/00)

Justin Pawlik has added a picture of the NeoFighter box art to his contributions page.

ExoConverting E-Frame box art image (2/10/00)

Justin Pawlik has added a picture of the ExoConverting E-Frame box art to his contributions page.

ExoFighter box art image (1/9/00)

Justin Pawlik now has a contributions page with a picture of ExoFighter box art.

All episode synopses complete (12/28/99)

A long synopsis for Under the Skin has just been added to the episodes page.

This was the last episode without a long synopsis, so its completion marks the end of over three years of work. Thanks to Adam Keith and Wayne Wirfs for providing some (twelve and three, respectively) of the summaries.

As all the episodes now have long synopses, the asterisks on the episode page are gone.

More E-Frame toy images (12/6/99)

Joseph Amato has added to his contributions page with pictures of the Field Communications E-Frame and the High Speed Stealth E-Frame.

Command E-Frame toy image (12/5/99)

Joseph Amato has added to his contributions page with a picture of Phaeton in his Command E-Frame.

ExoSquad for Sega Genesis emulator, and an Aerial E-Frame image (12/4/99)

A fellow fan known as Wyrmfoe has made available files for the Genesis emulator (.zip, 414k) and the ExoSquad game (.zip, 769k). Instructions can be found at the ExoSquad-themed Computer Enhancements page.

Thanks also to Joseph Amato for a picture of J.T. Marsh and the Aerial Attack E-Frame toy, which is available at the contributions page newly created in his honor.

Rendering of Martian landscape, by Casey Ross (11/18/99)

Thanks to Casey Ross, a rendering of the Martian landscape at the end of Defying Olympus is now avalable at his contribution page.

Another episode synopsis added (10/9/99)

A long synopsis for Flesh Crawls has just been added to the episodes page.

ExoSquad theme now available as mp3 (8/29/99)

A fellow fan who goes by the handle KeLL has been kind enough to contribute a file of the ExoSquad theme in mp3 format.

ExoSquad-themed StarCraft level (8/24/99)

Some ExoSquad themed levels for the computer game StarCraft have been created by Casey Ross, and these have been added to the ExoSquad Enhancements for Computer Games page, accessable from the ExoFans page.

Another episode synopsis added (8/11/99)

A long synopsis for Dragon's Rock has just been added to the episodes page.

The main FAQ page has been revised to include direct references to specific questions on the subpages.

A separate page for the Ground Assault E-Frame has been added to the Technical Files page.

Movie files once again available (7/11/99)

As a number of you have noticed, server problems have caused most of the files on the MultiMedia page to be unavailable for some time now.

Well thanks to Brendan Reilly, maintainer of the TransFormers Archive, those files are once again on an active server and available for download from the MultiMedia page.

ExoSquad font available on Enhancements page (2/8/99)

Thanks to Casey Ross and Tim Grillo, an ExoSquad font is available at the ExoSquad-themed Computer Enhancements page.

New sound clips available on MultiMedia page (1/17/99)

Thanks to Casey Ross and Tim Grillo, a number of new sound files are now available on the MultiMedia page. The zip file is a collection of numerous wav files, two of which are available separately. I've created a Ross/Grillo contributions page, which also includes a gif file.

ExoSquad mailing lists functional again (1/5/99)

The mailing lists are once again in working order.

ExoSquad mailing lists down; alteration to Technical Files page (1/3/99)

There are currently some problems with the server that runs the ExoSquad mailing lists. Therefore no one should bother trying to send mail to either of the lists, or make attempts to subscribe or unsubscribe. Once the lists are fixed, I'll update this news page and send an e-mail to the exosquad list.

As I've mentioned, the Technical Files page is far from complete. But I've done a little more work, and as a hint of what's coming it now links to a page for the Aerial Attack E-frame. In time I will have similar, hopefully more elaborate, pages for each e-frame.

ExoSquad icons available; new Technical Files page (12/21/98)

Thanks to Autobot Prowl, some ExoSquad icons are now available on the ExoSquad-themed Computer Enhancements page.

Because different people (both on the mailing list and e-mailing to myself personally) have requested technical information regarding e-frames and the like, I've made what I have available at an E-Frame Technical Files page. Developing this page is my next big project, but it isn't close to being finished. I'm only making it available because of the requests, although it does have quite a bit of information already (especially with regard to weaponry).

Another episode synopsis added. (11/8/98)

Thanks to Wayne Wirfs, a long synopsis for The Art of War has just been added to the episodes page.

ExoSquad-themed StarCraft level (10/8/98)

The creation of an ExoSquad themed level for the computer game StarCraft by Greg Holst has prompted me to create an ExoSquad Enhancements for Computer Games page, accessable from the ExoFans page. Right now his contribution is the only item on the page, but if anyone wishes to add anything else I'd be happy to accept.

New avi file. (9/17/98)

Thanks to Chris Carswell there is a new avi video clip available at the slightly redesigned Multimedia page. In this clip the ExoFleet at Tethys receives word of the Neo assault on the Homeworlds, as seen in "Hidden Terrors".

The redesign is in part because Chris was also kind enough to recommend some good sites for downloading various applications to view the different video types.

Another episode synopsis added. (9/13/98)

A Long synopsis for The Lost Patrol, has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (8/30/98)

A Long synopsis for The Dogs of War, has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (8/23/98)

A Long synopsis for The Greatest Fear, has just been added to the episodes page.

The Long synopsis for Pirate's Ransom, which I recently realized (with some help from a vigilant viewer) had some lost sections, should now be fixed.

Another episode synopsis added. (8/15/98)

A Long synopsis for Ultimate Weapon, has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (8/8/98)

A Long synopsis for Night of the Traitor, has just been added to the episodes page.

New mpeg file; another episode synopsis added. (8/4/98)

Thanks to Chris Carswell there is now an mpeg version of the Second Season Opening Credits. This is his eigth contribution to the Multimedia page.

Thanks to Wayne Wirfs, a long synopsis for Winged Fury has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (8/2/98)

Thanks to Wayne Wirfs, a long synopsis for Fire Ship has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (8/1/98)

A Long synopsis for The First Step, featuring the introduction of Thrax and Yuri Stavrogan, has just been added to the episodes page.

Cast and Creator Comments page added. (7/28/98)

In the course of maintaining this page I've been fortunate enough to get in contact with some of the people behind ExoSquad the show. Those that were nice enough to respond to my e-mails often answered questions and provided insights. I've thought that perhaps fellow fans would like to see some of what they've said, and hope that since these people didn't mind me sharing with the mailing list they won't mind this Cast and Creator Comments page.

Plenty of others have written to me, but none of them really said anything that was the sort of thing I'd put up there. I'm going to try to contact them and get them to contribute a few words.

Another episode synopsis added. (6/15/98)

A Long synopsis for Expendable has just been added to the episodes page.

Movie files may not be available over summer (5/15/98)

(Disregard the message below, I was able to find a place for the files and so they should be available indefinately. The links are now new, if there are any problems with them let me know.)

Because of circumstances surrounding my graduation, it seems possible that many of the video clips at the Multimedia page will not be available over the summer. So if you want to download or watch any of them, do it in the next week.

New pictures of the Field Repair e-frame available (5/8/98)

Thanks to Zuckuss there are now available multiple pictures of the Field Repair e-frame. They're available at his contributions page.

New pictures from the ExoSquad/Robotech toy lines added (4/23/98)

Pictures of the following toy boxes/toys on card are now available at the Complete Toy List: Invid TM Scout Ship, VeritechTM Fighter, and Lieutenant Colleen O'Reilly.

New pictures from the ExoSquad/Robotech toy line added (4/19/98)

I recently found what may have been intended as boxart for the Robotech branch of the ExoSquad toy line. Pictures for the VeritechTM Hover Tank, ZentraediTM Tactical Battlepod and the InvidTM Shock Trooper are available at the Complete Toy List.

I have also updated the Toy FAQ to answer questions about the connection between ExoSquad and Robotech. I have recently been in contact with Ron McPherson of From Art to Design, Inc. He has done work for Playmates Toys, Inc. including art for the toy boxes in the ExoSquad/Robotech series. He responded to me:

"Re: why ROBOTECH was added to EXOSQUAD line. MONEY and Story extensions for the animated series. PLAYMATES Toys needed line extensions and Universal needed more storys so they licensed the old ROBOTECH characters to add to EXOSQUAD because the were an acceptibly close match Up."

Another episode synopsis added. (4/11/98)

Thanks to Adam Keith, a long synopsis for The Fall of the Neo sapien Empire Part 3: The Last Jump has just been added to the episodes page, completing the collection of summaries for the war-ending five-parter The Fall of the Neo sapien Empire story.

More episode synopses added, new pictures. (3/21/98)

Thanks to Adam Keith, a long synopsis for One Small Step has just been added. He has also added a second synopsis for Fifth Column.

The page about the ExoSquad Sega Genesis game now has a few screengrabs thanks to a tip from LilDragon.

If you'd be interested in showing your support for getting ExoSquad back on the air you might want to try and e-mail the Cartoon Network at ToonNet@aol.com

Another episode synopsis added. (3/12/98)

A Long synopsis for Pirate's Ransom has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (3/11/98)

A Long synopsis for The Embassy has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (3/10/98)

A Long synopsis for The Gathering has just been added to the episodes page.

New fan-fiction story, Character Appearances Chart completed (2/3/98)

A new fan-fiction story, The Eltorian Incursion, has appeared on the Fan-Fiction page.

The Character Appearances Chart now has all the episodes listed and appearances marked, though I still haven't had the chance to go through a second time and revise. I doubt it's perfect, but if you're looking for episodes a favorite character was in it should serve that purpose well enough.

New mpeg file available. (1/14/98)

Thanks to Steven Poirier there is now available an mpeg file of the Original First-Season Opening Credits (12,432K). It's available at the Multimedia page and Steven Poirier's contributions page.

Another episode synopsis added. (1/6/98)

A Long synopsis for The Fall of the Neo sapien Empire Part 4: A Night Before Doomsday has just been added to the episodes page.

Another episode synopsis added. (1/5/98)

A Long synopsis for Dark River (the episode in which Nara Burns has her DNA experimented with) has just been added to the episodes page.

More episode synopses added. (12/23/97)

Long synopses for the final two episodes of the series, The Fall of the Neo sapien Empire Part 5: Abandon Hope and Beyond Chaos have just been added.

New fan-fiction stories, mailing list updates (12/10/97)

A couple new fan-fiction stories have appeared on the Fan-Fiction page.

Also the ExoSquad mailing lists are being moved to new addresses. Information on the new subscription procedures is now available. If you are already a member of one of the lists, don't worry because you've been signed up for the new one automatically. The old address will remain active for about another month to give everyone a chance to develop new habits.

Chronicles of Terra excerpts available (9/28/97)

The Chronicles of Terra, vol. V page has excerpts from an encyclopedia of the ExoSquad future (written by me). It contains items on things from Auto-Mutation Syndrome to the Pirates. Some information is new, some recycled (though usually the recycled stuff is redone to give it a more encyclopedic style).

Help get ExoSquad back on TV page, a fanfic continues, a new pic (9/22/97)

Due to recent discussions on one of the ExoSquad Mailing Lists I have created a Help get ExoSquad back on TV page. It is accessible from the ExoFans page.

Also new is a continuation of LilDragon's The T'quan Saga.

And I've added a picture from the RoboTech toy line of the Tactical Battlepod.

ExoSquad MUSH no more (9/12/97)

For those who were wondering about the ExoSquad MUSH I have listed on the MUSH page, I received this update from those involved:

"To all those that were interested in the Exo-Squad Mush, I regret to inform you that it is no more. The admin after several meetings have voted to redirect the theme of the mush. Due both to lack of player interest, as well as lack of people wishing to help make the mush a reality. Many elements of exosquad will be incorporated into the new mush though."

Sega Genesis game page (9/3/97)

As you may or may not know, an ExoSquad video game was created for the Sega Genesis system about two years ago. I've created a page that covers the storyline for people who don't have it. For people that do I've listed opponents they should expect to face, and the passwords to skip a level if you so desire.

General updates on additions. (7/27/97)

An oversight on the cast and crew list has been corrected. David Kaye, who provided the voice for Draconis hadn't been listed before. He now is, and there is a picture to go with it.

A new piece of fan-fiction is now available. The first two installments of The T'quan Saga by LilDragon are now available, more likely to follow soon.

I finally got around to updating the FAQ question about the possibility of ExoSquad being continued (basically that it doesn't look likely), but that's not a big change.

Also I've been going through the character appearances chart to try to make it more accurate and more descriptive. Don't expect it to be done anytime soon (though if anybody out there actually cares about it let me know and I might work on it seriously).

Another episode synopsis added. (7/22/97)

A long synopsis for "Trial by Combat" has just been added.

More episode synopses added. (7/16/97)

Thanks to Adam Keith, long synopses for "Sabotage" and "Abandoned" have just been added. As a result all of the first season episodes now have scene-by-scene summaries.

Apologies regarding Gary Chalk Appearance (6/24/97)

It seems I am still jinxed. Gary Chalk has been scratched as a guest at BotCon '97 due to financial reasons (I don't know what it was specifically). So feel free to ignore the next (previous by date) news item.

Gary Chalk Appearance (6/21/97)

I don't know how many of you ExoSquad fans are Transformers fans as well, but you might be interested to know about BotCon '97, this year's convention of Transformers fans held in Rochester, NY on July 19 and 20.

Why would you care? Well Gary Chalk, voice of Marsala, Shiva, and probably a couple others on ExoSquad, is also the voice of Optimus Primal on the Beast Wars cartoon and will be in attendance. Bob Forward, author of an ExoSquad episode and coauthor of a couple, is one of the Beast Wars story editors, and he will also be there.

You can pick up information, including a registration form, at http://www.noblecan.org/~jhartman/tf/botcon97/botcon97.html But if you're not interested in Transformers you would probably just want to show up at the door (it's cheaper but you don't get the extra TF goodies).

Sorry to pass along this info so late.

More Pictures accompanying Biographies, Episode Guides (6/5/97)

Thanks to Chris Carswell's .avi movies, I have been able to link pictures of more of the charcters to their respective biographies. The pictures themselves are listed on his contribution page as well.

Also I am in the process of making such movies and pictures available or observable from the relevant episode in the hopes of enhancing the episode guides. Obviously not many episodes (currently only Pirate Scourge, A Traitor Among Us, and The Brood) will have such features, but the few that do will have them.

New .avi file, thanks to Chris Carswell (6/3/97)

I was finally able to decode another splendid contribution from Chris Carswell. This one is .avi movie of the destruction of the ore freighter Danube, which I am sure many of you remember from "Pirate Scourge," as the event that caused the Homeworlds Congress to send the ExoFleet to eliminate the Pirates' Saturn moon bases.

ExoSquad Mailing Lists (6/1/97)

As of today there are two mailing lists dedicated to ExoSquad in existence. One is supposed to be a forum for discussion, the other a marketplace for exchanging videocassettes of ExoSquad episodes. You can get the details of how to subscribe to each list at the ExoSquad Mailing Lists page which is available from the ExoFan page.

New pictures (4/30/97)

Today I scanned the cards that accompanied the ExoSquad board game. I did two scans of each card: the whole card including the quick biography, and a closeup of the portrait. As a result new images are available: J.T. Marsh, J.T. Marsh biography card, Maggie Weston biography card, Marsala, Marsala biography card, Alec DeLeon, Alec DeLeon biography card, and the design on the card back of High Speed Stealth E-Frames leaving Earth. The closeup of Weston that I did got kind of screwed up, hopefully I'll have another chance to get it soon.

These are all available from the Images page, and the bio cards are now the picture links from the respective names on the ExoFleet Dossier page which is accessable from the ExoFleet roster.

ExoSquad newsgroup will not be created at this time. (4/23/97)

About three weeks ago I proposed the creation of an ExoSquad newsgroup in alt.config (see next news entry). To attempt to rouse support, I e-mailed at least thirty or forty fans, and have had a notice on my web page for three weeks. Seeing as how only two people posted in support of the idea, I am unenthused by the reaction. Therefore I've decided not to create a newsgroup at this time.

I will likely make another attempt in September or so. The summer is typically a dead time for many newsgroups anyway (with college students going home and losing net access), so it's probably for the best that it not be created now. Any further attempts will of course be advertised on the main page, with e-mail notices to some fans I would expect to support the idea (not that they did this time, with the exception of the two whom I would like to thank). If you would support the idea, let me know.

ExoSquad newsgroup proposed (4/5/97)

I have recently proposed the creation of an ExoSquad newsgroup in alt.config. If you would be interested in participating in such a newsgroup, you should post to alt.config supporting the idea. If you have any suggestions, those should also be posted. The subject of the thread I started is: PROPOSAL: alt.tv.exosquad.

More episode synopses added. (4/1/97)

Thanks to Adam Keith, long synopses for "Target: Earth" and "Scorched Venus" have just been added. As a result over half of the episodes now have scene-by-scene summaries.

Background information on the different types of Neos (3/31/97)

The Neo genus contains background information on the different types of Neo: Neo sapien, Neo mega, Neo warrior, and Neo lord. It is not yet fully completed, but is pretty far along. It is accessable from the Universe page, and designed to help familiarize newcomers with some information integral to ExoSquad.

Added in the past two days were a couple more Fan-Fiction stories.

Complete toy list (3/28/97)

Now available is what I hope is a complete list of all the ExoSquad toys ever made. It is accessable from the Promotional Toy List. I know I don't have all the RoboTech toys listed, if you notice any others that are missing, please let me know.

Want to acquire toys, videos? (3/18/97)

A fellow fan named George has been kind enough to offer to copy episodes, or pick up ExoSquad toys that are on sale at a nearby Kay-Bee. His phone number is 815-877-4270 and voice mail is 815-870-3334.

The episode guide for "The Perfect Warrior" was also completed. Some more names have been added to the Cast and Crew list to correct some oversights.

Movie Info (3/18/97)

I have recently corresponded with Frank Shin, Executive in Charge of Overseas Production for ExoSquad, and he sent me the following:

"To answer your questions regarding the rumor in making the Exosquad, I have not heard from Universal that they are going ahead with it. It was discussed in the past (about 2 years ago?) but discussion seemed to faded away. I will let you know if anything of silimar discussion develops."

So apparently last February's announcement by Playmates Toys that there was to be an ExoSquad movie was premature. Or at least if such plans are in the works they don't involve the original animation team.

More episode synopses added. (3/16/97)

Long synopses for "Miracle", "Dream War", and "The Perfect Warrior" have just been added.

This page to track revisions in these web pages. (2/14/97)

The original purpose of this page was to provide a forum for semi-official announcements regarding ExoSquad. But as these pages have grown, and apparently attracted a following, I thought it would be useful to make it possible for regular visitors to quickly check to see if there have been any changes or additions.

From now on the main page will note the last time a change was made to any of my own ExoSquad pages (i.e., I won't keep track of when other ExoFans pages are updated, though I may have links to them). You can then check this page, where I will state what the addition or change was. I hope that this will make visiting these pages a more enjoyable experience.

For the next few weeks the revisions will be listed below, so that everyone will have the chance to notice the above comments first. After that the most recent updates will be listed at the very top.

To this end I suppose I should tell you that I just updated the FAQ so that it is divided by topics covered. A few new questions that I have been asked quite a few times recently have also been added.

Added on 2/15 were a couple extra links from the ExoFans page. One lists ExoSquad MUSHes (I found one, attempting to locate another I know of), another lists people who have contributed to these pages.

Added on 2/16 was a page that lists links to different sites run by the people who made ExoSquad (Univeral and Playmates Toys) as well as sites that may soon have ExoSquad material. It can be accessed from the main page, the link is Company Sites.

Added on 2/17 were a few more pictures courtesy of Gary Anderson. They are of accessable from the contributions page. I've also linked some more pictures from the roster pages, so that when examining the biographies you can see pictures of the characters and e-frames.

Added on 2/19 were episode links from the page of Season 2 quick summaries. I've also added a chart of Pirate ships, but it doesn't really have much.

As of 2/22 the link to the Character appearances chart now connects to a simple ascii chart, rather than the hard-to-read monstrosity in table form. It is still possible to reach it from the new chart page, though, in case you liked it better.

On 2/28 another story was added to the Fan-Fiction page. In the meantime I've also made aesthetic changes to the Episodes list, but no new info. I've also expanded the character appearances chart somewhat, but it still isn't complete.

No longer being televised? (9/18/96)

The cable network USA, which has been carrying ExoSquad since end of production of original episodes, will apparently no longer televise it. ExoSquad is no longer listed as part of its Action Extreme Team, and is not anywhere on the schedule.

I'm hoping to contact them to confirm it, perhaps even to find out who has the rights to the show. They may simply be giving it a rest, and will bring it back in a few months, I don't know. They've done stuff for Sci-Fi Channel before, who would seem to be naturals to pick up ExoSquad (it's not listed in their September scedule, though).

Pretty much I'm just going to try to write to a bunch of people to find out what's going on, and hopefully make them aware of the show's following if I can.

Time Change (5/5/96)

About a month ago the cable network USA changed the time it showed ExoSquad on Sunday from 10:30 AM (ET) to 9:00 AM. It now seems that they have returned the show to the 10:30 AM timeslot. Just how permanent this timeslot is I don't know. If I can get their address I'm going to write to complain about the inconsistancy.

ExoSquad is also shown Saturdays at 11:30 AM, and this timeslot has been stable.

Time Change (4/13/96)

As you may or may not know, the cable network USA has been televising ExoSquad as part of its Action Extreme Team. ExoSquad is now shown at 9:00 AM ET on Sundays (a change from 10:30 AM). ExoSquad is still shown Saturdays at 11:30 AM ET as well.

ExoSquad Movie! (2/16/96)

According to Playmates Toys, Inc. (the company that manufactures the ExoSquad toy line) there is a full-length, feature film in development. I saw no estimates regarding a scheduled release date.

After hearing rumors of it for some time, it is good to get news from an official source. I have e-mailed Universal Pictures a number of times asking them to further confirm this, but they have not yet responded.

Update: Having heard nothing since the initial press release, it is difficult to say if the project has gone ahead. Of concern to me is the fact that Playmates has apparently canceled the ExoSquad toy line. Encouraging is the fact that Universal has apparently not forgotten ExoSquad, as it appears to be making a comeback on their web pages. I suppose only time will tell.

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