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of the Lost Nebula (later known as Jim Henson’s B.R.A.T.S. of the Lost
Nebula)was a combination puppet and computer animated sci-fi
series. The series was set in a universe that was being dominated by invading
force known as The Shock. Teenaged siblings Zadam (Kirby Morrow) and Triply
(Annick Obonsawin) were spared from the Shock attack on their home world when
their parents sent them to the Lost Nebula. There, on a living planetoid, they encountered
three other similar refugees: mechanically-inclined strongman Duncan (Glen
Cross), the fiercely competitive Ryle (originally named Gnash, voiced by Evan Sabba) and mystical fairy Lavana
(originally named Selene, voiced by Deborah Odell). Together, they decided to band together and form a resistance
movement against the Shock. Aiding them was a long-eared animal named Splock
who had a missile-laden suit of armor, and SMARTS, the smartest computer in the
The B.R.A.T.S.: Lavana, Zadam, Duncan, Splock, Triply and Ryle.
heavy marketing campaign leading up to the premiere of the series, B.R.A.T.S.
was taken off the air after just three weeks. The move came as a surprise
to everyone involved, as they weren’t aware of those plans until the week it
happened. Ironically, that was also the week that TV Guide had selected the series
as one of the Top Ten Children’s Series of the Year. The WB put out assurances
that the series would resume at some unspecified time, however the remainder of
the episodes would only be seen in Canada when the series was broadcast by YTV.
Puppetry of The Shock's leader.
While ratings for the series were
low, ultimately it fell victim to the overall low-ratings of Kids’ WB as a
whole. The programming block had fallen into third place behind FOX Kids and ABC’s One
Saturday Morning. In their attempts to turn their situation around, the
network chose to focus on programming it owned outright. Since B.R.A.T.S. was
a third-party production, it was cut from the network and quietly cancelled. For
various unspecified reasons, Disney, who has
come to own the Jim Henson Company and B.R.A.T.S.
by extension, has deemed it too expensive to release the series onto home
“What Mom Said” (10/10/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Total Bratification” (10/18/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Brain Drain” (10/25/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“A Lozian Necessity” (11/1/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Heart Hunters” (12/2/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Punk Chip” (11/12/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“The Runaways” (11/18/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Mutant Freak” (11/25/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Bite for a Day” (12/9/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“The Acceptors” (12/30/98) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Faith” (1/6/99) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Mom and Dad” (1/13/99) – NO SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE.
“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” (1/20/99) – NO SYNOPSIS