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  • Tripping the Rift (2004–2007)
  • TV-MA
    TV Series | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Tripping the Rift (2004–2007)
TV-MA
TV Series | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

Tripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. The universe is modeled largely after the Star Trek universe, with references to "warp drive" and "transporter beam" technology, occasional time travel, the Federation ...See moreTripping the Rift is a CGI science fiction comedy television series. The universe is modeled largely after the Star Trek universe, with references to "warp drive" and "transporter beam" technology, occasional time travel, the Federation and the Vulcans. The series also includes elements borrowed from other sources such as Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Battlestar Galactica. The general setting is that known space is politically divided between two superpowers: the Confederation (led by Humans, and a parody of the Federation from Star Trek) and the Dark Clown Empire (a parody of the Galactic Empire from Star Wars). The Dark Clown Empire is a totalitarian, tyrannical police state, led by the evil Darph Bobo. In contrast, the Confederation is technically a democratic and free society, but in practice, is dominated by mega-corporations and bloated bureaucracies. Ultimately, both superpowers end up exploiting and restricting their inhabitants, albeit in different ways. For example, the value placed on life is so commercialized in the Confederation that clearly sentient robots and androids are reduced to essentially slave-status. The Dark Clown Empire practices actual slavery, and while the Confederation does not, most of its inhabitants (including the Human ones) are openly described as living in wage slavery. The only place that anyone can truly be free is in the border region between the two superpowers, which is directly controlled by neither. This borderland is known as "the Rift", hence those outlaws on the fringes of society who cling to their freedom by moving back and forth around the Confederation/Dark Clown Empire border to evade detection are said to be "Tripping the Rift." The series follows one such group of outlaws led by Chode aboard the Spaceship Bob, taking odd-jobs and usually pursuing various get-rich-quick schemes. Written by Anonymous See less
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Updated Mar 13, 2004

Release date (First episode)
Mar 4, 2004 (United States)

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Cast

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67 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
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Gayle Garfinkle
T'nuk / T'Nuk T'nuk / T'Nuk   See fewer
39
39
Terrence Scammell
Darph Bobo / Addl Voice Darph Bobo / Addl Voice   See fewer
35
Pauline Little
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
18
John Stocker
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
17
Mark Camacho
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
17
Harry Standjofski
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
17
Susan Glover
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
17
Ellen David
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
17
Richard M Dumont
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
16
16
Rikee Madoff
Actress Actress   See fewer
16
16
16
16
Jennifer Seguin
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15
Liz MacRae
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15
15
15
Eleanor Noble
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15
Emma Campbell
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15
Jane Wheeler
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14
Anik Matern
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14
Cary Lawrence
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14
Bronwen Mantel
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14
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13
13
13
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13
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13
Jessica Kardos
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13
13
13
Claudia Besso
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
4
Sonja Ball
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4
Tedd Dillon
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4
Kathleen Fee
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3
Maria Bircher
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
3
A.J. Henderson
Additional Voice Additional Voice   See fewer
3
Greg Kramer
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3
Laura Teasdale
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3
2
2
2
Patricia Hearst
Haffa Dozen Haffa Dozen   See fewer
1
Peter Boyle
Marvin Marvin   See fewer
1
Jess Harnell
Captain Kirk Captain Kirk   See fewer
1
Elon Gold
Jay Leno Jay Leno   See fewer
1
Jim Ward
Devil Devil   See fewer
1
Paul Reubens
Devil / God Devil / God   See fewer
1
Estelle Harris
Estelle Estelle   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Felicia Shulman
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1
1
Susan Almgren
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1
Ian Finlay
Actor Actor   See fewer
1
Jeannie Walker
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1
1
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