CyberChase "Trick or Treat" on WXXI-TV

CyberChase "Trick or Treat" on WXXI-TV

Wed, 10/27/2010 - 3:30pm

Credit: Courtesy of WNET

The Hacker has a Halloween trick for Motherboard - will the CyberSquad save her in time?

Monster robots, giant frogs, witches and wizards, Creepers and gargoyles! A full creepy, crazy week with the CyberSquad!

CYBERCHASE's week of Halloween specials air Tuesday, October 26 through Friday, October 29 and Monday, November 1 at 3:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

In the world of CYBERCHASE, the dastardly villain Hacker is on a mad mission to take over Cyberspace with the help of his blundering henchbots, Buzz and Delete. But heroes Inez, Jackie, and Matt, are three curious kids determined to stop him with the help of their cyberpal, Digit. Their weapon: brain power.

Each episode takes the heroes on a thrilling adventure driven by a different math concept, and kids learn that math is everywhere and fun to use! In For Real, the live-action segment following each animated episode, Harry and Bianca show kids how math can help solve life's wacky problems in the real world.

Tuesday, October 26th: Castleblanca
Dr. Marbles is captured by Hacker and taken to Castleblanca, a Cyberspace version of Transylvania. Hacker's goal: transfer Marbles' brain power into his newly built robot named Megabyte! Summoned by Motherboard, the kids and Digit arrive with the knowledge that Hacker has taken Marbles to a castle, but which one? There are hundreds and hundreds of castles. To find Marbles, the kids must master the art of properly collecting data, organizing it and graphing the results - results that are sometimes surprising! 
Wednesday, October 27th: Trick or Treat
Hacker shows up at Motherboard Control Central. He pleads guilty to being the King of Chaos, but says he's sorry. He doesn't want to be a bad guy anymore. But when nobody's looking, he slips a strange frog into the air duct. What happens when this frog grows into a grotesque, alien creature that threatens to destroy Motherboard?  And what will happen to the kids when they go inside Motherboard to track it down?
Thursday, October 28th: Shari Spotter and the Cosmic Crumpets
Digit and the kids must help Shari Spotter (of Frogsnorts School for Sorcerers) make the magical Cosmic Crumpets before Hacker crashes the Sorcerer's Ball and becomes the most powerful magician in Cyberspace.
Friday, October 29th: Spheres of Fears
Hacker traps Digit and the kids in one of the dreaded Spheres of Fears, a mini-galaxy of orbs populated by eerie creatures called Creepers. He wants them out of the way so that Delete, in a diva star turn, can impersonate Motherboard and convince everyone in Cyberspace to cause chaos everywhere. No one can stop him now! To unlock the door and escape their Sphere, the kids must find the codebook-which Digit remembers is at the opposite end of the Sphere's diameter. And there is no way any of them will make that creepy journey alone! As chaos builds in cyberspace, the team uses the relationship between circumference and diameter to overcome obstacles, and their fears, in the search for the codebook. But can they find it in time? If they fail, chaos will reign supreme, and Hacker will take over the virtual universe forever!
Monday, November 1: The Halloween Howl
The annual "Halloween Howl" bash in Castleblanca promises to be spooktacular?until Hacker takes over the Mayor's Castle and brings its seven stone gargoyles to life. Obeying Hacker's every command, the gargoyles capture the Mayor and imprison him in the dungeon.  To gain control of the creepy creatures, the CyberSquad must figure out how to use division to evenly split up bunches of garlic and rock candy.  But can they do it in time to rescue the Mayor and save The Halloween Howl?