Billy Burke (actor)
William Albert Burke is an American actor. He is known for his role as Charlie Swan in its sequels. In 2011, he played Cesaire in Red Riding Hood. In 2012, he was cast as one of the lead characters, Miles Matheson, in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution. From 2015 to 2017, he starred in the CBS series Zoo, he has appeared in the supernatural horror film Lights Out and the thriller Breaking In. Burke was born in Washington, he was married to actress Pollyanna Rose. They divorced in 2017, they have a daughter named Bluesy LaRue Burke. His television credits include roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Party of Five, Gilmore Girls, Karen Sisco, Fringe and The Closer playing Phillip Stroh, a serial rapist and murderer, his motion picture credits include Jane Austen's Mafia!, Along Came a Spider, Final Jeopardy, Ladder 49, Three Days to Vegas. He appeared in Feast of Love, co-starring Selma Blair and Morgan Freeman, he played Detective Eric Box in the film Untraceable with Diane Lane. In 2008, Burke appeared in Twilight, based on the best-selling novel by Stephenie Meyer, playing the role of Charlie Swan.
He portrayed Bobby's brother, Jack, on the show My Boys. Burke reprised his role as Charlie Swan in the Twilight sequels, New Moon and Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2. In February 2010, Burke was cast as Jonah King, the primary antagonist featured in the thriller Drive Angry, directed by Patrick Lussier and co-starred Amber Heard, Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, it was released on February 25, 2011. In July 2011, Burke appeared in the TNT drama series Isles. In 2012, he was cast as the lead in the NBC science-fiction series Revolution, created by Eric Kripke and produced by J. J. Abrams. Burke reprised his role in The Closer, he appeared again in the series finale, "The Last Word", in a face-off against the LAPD. He reprised the role in the spin-off Major Crimes with an ongoing impact on the show through its finale in 2018. From 2015-17, Burke starred as veterinary pathologist Mitch Morgan in CBS's Zoo, based on the James Patterson novel, his recent credits include the films Good After Breaking In.
In 2010, Burke released an album titled Removed. His second album, The Underkill, was released in 2018. Official website Billy Burke on IMDb Billy Burke at AllMovie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000 to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons. The series starred William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Liev Schreiber, Ted Danson, Laurence Fishburne, Elisabeth Shue, Jorja Fox and was the first in the CSI franchise; the series concluded with a feature-length finale titled "Immortality". Mixing deduction and character-driven drama, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation follows a team of crime-scene investigators, employed by the Las Vegas Police Department, as they use physical evidence to solve murders; the team is led by Gil Grissom, a awkward forensic entomologist and career criminalist, promoted to CSI supervisor following the death of a trainee investigator. Grissom's second-in-command, Catherine Willows, is a single mother with a cop's instinct. Born and raised in Las Vegas, Catherine was a stripper before being recruited into law enforcement and training as a blood-spatter specialist.
Following Grissom's departure during the ninth season of the series, Catherine is promoted to supervisor. After overseeing the training of new investigator Raymond Langston, Willows is replaced by D. B. Russell, recruited to the FBI shortly thereafter. Russell is a family man, a keen forensic botanist, a veteran of the Seattle Crime Lab. In the series' 12th season, Russell is reunited with his former partner Julie Finlay, like Catherine, is a blood-spatter expert with an extensive knowledge of criminal psychology. With the rest of the team, they work to tackle Las Vegas's growing crime rate and are on the job 24/7, scouring the scene, collecting the evidence, finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery. During the 1990s, Anthony Zuiker caught producer Jerry Bruckheimer's attention after writing his first movie script. Zuiker was convinced; the studio's head at the time liked the spec script and presented it to ABC, NBC, Fox executives, who decided to pass. The head of drama development at CBS saw potential in the script, the network had a pay-or-play contract with actor William Petersen, who said he wanted to do the CSI pilot.
The network's executives liked the pilot so much, they decided to include it in their 2000 schedule airing on Fridays after The Fugitive. After CBS picked up the show, the Disney-owned Touchstone decided to pull out of the project, since they didn't want to spend so much money producing a show for another network. Instead of the intended effect of making CBS cancel the show, Bruckheimer was able to convince Alliance Atlantis to step in as a producer, saving the show and adding CBS as another producer. CSI was thought to benefit from The Fugitive, expected to be a hit, but by the end of 2000, CSI had a much larger audience. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS Productions, which became CBS Paramount Television in the fall of 2006 and CBS Television Studios three years later. A co-production with the now-defunct Alliance Atlantis Communications, that company's interest was bought by the investment firm GS Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.
CBS acquired AAC's international distribution rights to the program, though the non-US DVD distribution rights did not change. The series is in syndication, reruns are broadcast in the U. S. on Oxygen and the USA Network on cable, with Ion Television holding the broadcast syndication rights. The show has aired in reruns on the USA Network since January 14, 2011; the CSI catalog has been exclusive to the whole NBC Universal portfolio since September 2014, after several years with Viacom Media Networks' Spike and TV Land. CSI was shot at Rye Canyon, a corporate campus owned by Lockheed Martin situated in the Valencia area of Santa Clarita, but after episode 11, filming shifted to the Santa Clarita Studios chosen for its similarity to the outskirts of Las Vegas; the cast still shot on location in Las Vegas, although Las Vegas was used for second unit photography such as exterior shots of streets. Other California locations include Verdugo Hills High School, UCLA's Royce Hall, Pasadena City Hall, California State University, Los Angeles.
While shooting took place at Universal Studios in Universal City, Santa Clarita's surroundings had proven so versatile, CSI still shot some outdoor scenes there. CSI's theme song was, since the last episode of season one, "Who Are You", written by Pete Townshend with vocals by lead singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. Daltrey made a special appearance in the season-seven episode "Living Legend", which contained many musical references such as the words "Who's next" on a dry-erase board in the episode's opening sequence. In certain countries, to avoid music licensing fees, a unique theme was used, instead. Throughout the series, music played an important role. Mogwai was often
South Korea the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo, one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea has a predominantly mountainous terrain, it comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2. Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million. Archaeology indicates that the Korean Peninsula was inhabited by early humans starting from the Lower Paleolithic period; the history of Korea begins with the foundation of Gojoseon in 2333 BCE by the mythic king Dangun, but no archaeological evidence and writing was found from this period. The Gija Joseon was purportedly founded in 11th century BCE, its existence and role has been controversial in the modern era; the written historical record on Gojoseon was first mentioned in Chinese records in the early 7th century BCE.
Following the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea under Unified Silla in CE 668, Korea was subsequently ruled by the Goryeo dynasty and the Joseon dynasty. It was annexed by the Empire of Japan in 1910. At the end of World War II, Korea was divided into Soviet and U. S. zones of occupations. A separate election was held in the U. S. zone in 1948 which led to the creation of the Republic of Korea, while the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established in the Soviet zone. The United Nations at the time passed a resolution declaring the ROK to be the only lawful government in Korea; the Korean War began in June 1950. The war lasted three years and involved the U. S. China, the Soviet Union and several other nations; the border between the two nations remains the most fortified in the world. Under long-time military leader Park Chung-hee, the South Korean economy grew and the country was transformed into a G-20 major economy. Military rule ended in 1987, the country is now a presidential republic consisting of 17 administrative divisions.
South Korea is a developed country and a high-income economy, with a "very high" Human Development Index, ranking 22nd in the world. The country is considered a regional power and is the world's 11th largest economy by nominal GDP and the 12th largest by PPP as of 2010. South Korea is a global leader in the industrial and technological sectors, being the world's 5th largest exporter and 8th largest importer, its export-driven economy focuses production on electronics, ships, machinery and robotics. South Korea is a member of the ASEAN Plus mechanism, the United Nations, Uniting for Consensus, G20, the WTO and OECD and is a founding member of APEC and the East Asia Summit; the name Korea derives from the name Goryeo. The name Goryeo itself was first used by the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo in the 5th century as a shortened form of its name; the 10th-century kingdom of Goryeo succeeded Goguryeo, thus inherited its name, pronounced by the visiting Persian merchants as "Korea". The modern spelling of Korea first appeared in the late 17th century in the travel writings of the Dutch East India Company's Hendrick Hamel.
Despite the coexistence of the spellings Corea and Korea in 19th century publications, some Koreans believe that Imperial Japan, around the time of the Japanese occupation, intentionally standardised the spelling on Korea, making Japan appear first alphabetically. After Goryeo was replaced by Joseon in 1392, Joseon became the official name for the entire territory, though it was not universally accepted; the new official name has its origin in the ancient country of Gojoseon. In 1897, the Joseon dynasty changed the official name of the country from Joseon to Daehan Jeguk; the name Daehan, which means "Great Han" derives from Samhan, referring to the Three Kingdoms of Korea, not the ancient confederacies in the southern Korean Peninsula. However, the name Joseon was still used by Koreans to refer to their country, though it was no longer the official name. Under Japanese rule, the two names Han and Joseon coexisted. There were several groups who fought for independence, the most notable being the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
Following the surrender of Japan, in 1945, the Republic of Korea was adopted as the legal English name for the new country. Since the government only controlled the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, the informal term South Korea was coined, becoming common in the Western world. While South Koreans use Han to refer to the entire country, North Koreans and ethnic Koreans living in China and Japan use the term Joseon as the name of the country; the Korean name "Daehan Minguk" is sometimes used by South Koreans as a metonym to refer to the Korean ethnicity as a whole, rather than just the South Korean state. The history of Korea begins with the founding of Joseon in 2333 BCE by Dangun, according to Korea's foundation mythology. Gojoseon expanded until it controlled parts of Manchuria. Gija Joseon was purportedly founded in the 12th century BC, but its existence and role have been controversial in the modern era. In 108 BCE, the Han dynasty defeated Wiman Joseon and installed four commanderies in the n
24 (TV series)
24 is an American action drama television series produced for the Fox network, created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, starring Kiefer Sutherland as counter-terrorist agent Jack Bauer. Each season, comprising 24 episodes, covers 24 hours in Bauer's life using the real time method of narration. Premiering on November 6, 2001, the show spanned 192 episodes over eight seasons. In addition, a television film, 24: Redemption, was broadcast between seasons six and seven, on November 23, 2008. 24 returned with a ninth season titled 24: Live Another Day, which aired from May 5 to July 14, 2014. 24: Legacy, a spin-off series featuring new characters, premiered on February 5, 2017. After the cancellation of Legacy in June 2017, Fox announced its plan to develop a new incarnation of the franchise; the series begins with Bauer working for the Los Angeles–based Counter Terrorist Unit, in which he is a proficient agent with an "ends justify the means" approach, regardless of the perceived morality of some of his actions.
Throughout the series most of the main plot elements unfold like a political thriller. A typical plot has Bauer racing against the clock as he attempts to thwart multiple terrorist plots, including presidential assassination attempts, weapons of mass destruction detonations, cyber attacks, as well as conspiracies that deal with government and corporate corruption. 24 won numerous awards over its eight seasons, including Best Drama Series at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards and Outstanding Drama Series at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards. At the conclusion of its eighth season, 24 became the longest-running U. S. espionage/counterterrorism-themed television drama surpassing both Mission: Impossible and The Avengers. 24 is a serial drama that stars Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, focusing on the efforts of the fictional Counter Terrorist Unit to protect America from terrorism plots. The episodes take place over the course of one hour, in real time. To emphasize the real-world flow of events, a clock is prominently displayed on-screen during the show, there is a regular use of split screens, a technique used to depict multiple scenes occurring at the same time.
Each episode follows Bauer, officials in the U. S. government, the conspirators behind the events of the day simultaneously. 24 is known for employing plot twists which may arise as antagonists adapt, objectives evolve or larger-scale operations unfold. Stories involve interpersonal drama, delving into the private lives of the characters; as part of a recurring theme, characters are confronted with ethical dilemmas. Examples of this are a bombing in Season 2, which can only be prevented by blowing Bauer's cover, an ultimatum in Season 3, in which a terrorist agrees not to carry out an attack if a high-ranking CTU official is killed. Season 4 is notable for a scene in which two men — one of whom possesses crucial information — are dying in a room with only one surgeon. Season 1 begins at midnight on the day of the California presidential primary. Jack Bauer's protocol is to protect Senator David Palmer from an assassination plot and rescue his own family from those responsible, who seek retribution for Jack and Palmer's involvement with a covert American mission in the Balkans.
Season 2, set 18 months begins at 8:00 a.m. Jack must stop a nuclear bomb from detonating in Los Angeles assist President David Palmer in proving, responsible for the threat and avoid war between the U. S. and three Middle Eastern countries. Season 3, set three years begins at 1:00 p.m. Jack must infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel to seize a deadly virus being marketed underground. President Palmer must deal with a potential scandal. Season 4, set 18 months begins at 7:00 a.m. Jack must save the lives of his new boss, Secretary of Defense James Heller, Heller's daughter Audrey Raines when they are kidnapped by terrorists. However, Habib Marwan uses this as a disguise to launch further attacks against America, Jack is forced to use unorthodox methods to stop him, which results in long-term consequences for both Jack and the United States. Season 5, set 18 months after, begins at 7:00 a.m. Jack is believed to be dead by everyone except a few of his closest friends, he is forced to resurface when some of those friends are murdered and he is framed by terrorists with connections to the American government.
The acquisition of nerve gas by the terrorists poses a new threat, Jack discovers an insidious conspiracy while trying to stop those responsible. Season 6, set 20 months begins at 6:00 a.m. Jack is released after being detained in a Chinese prison following the events of Season 5. Terrorists who hold a vendetta against Jack plot to set off suitcase nuclear devices in America. Jack is forced to choose between those he loves and national security when the Chinese set their sights on sensitive circuitry that could trigger a war between the U. S. and Russia. Redemption, set three-and-a-half years begins at 3:00 p.m. Jack finds. Militants are being provided assistance from officials within the United States, where Allison Taylor is being sworn into office as President. Due to the 2007–08 Writers' Strike, season seven was delayed one year. To bridge the one-and-a-half-year gap between seasons, Redemption was produced; this television film aired on November 23, 2008. Season 7, set 65 days after the end of Redemption, begins at 8:00 a.m.
Jack is assisted by the FBI and covert operatives when the firewall for America's federal computer infrastructure is breached by the same people responsible for a con
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation is one of the leading South Korean television and radio network companies. Munhwa is the Korean word for "culture", its flagship terrestrial television station MBC TV is Channel 11 for Digital. Established on December 2, 1961, MBC is a Korean terrestrial broadcaster which has a nationwide network of 17 regional stations. Although it operates on advertising, MBC is a public broadcaster, as its largest shareholder is a public organization, The Foundation of Broadcast Culture. Today, it is a multimedia group with one terrestrial TV channel, three radio channels, five cable channels, five satellite channels and four DMB channels. MBC is headquartered in Digital Media City, Mapo-gu, Seoul and has the largest broadcast production facilities in Korea including digital production center Dream Center in Ilsan and outdoor sets in Yongin Daejanggeum Park. Launching the first radio broadcast signal from Seoul, MBC started as the first non-governmental commercial broadcaster in Korea.
On April 12, 1963, it obtained a license from the government for operating regional stations in major cities in Korea, established a broadcast network which connects 6 cities including Seoul and Busan. MBC launched TV broadcasting on August 8, 1969, started to broadcast its main news program MBC Newsdesk on October 5, 1970, it reached affiliation deal with 7 commercial stations between 1968 and 1969, started nationwide TV broadcasting through its 13 affiliated or regional stations. In 1974, FM radio was launched; the first color TV broadcasting was started on December 22, 1980. MBC was separated from The Kyunghyang Shinmun according to the 1981 Basic Press Act. In 1982, it moved into the Yoido headquarters and founded professional baseball team MBC Cheong-ryong. With the live coverage of the 1986 Seoul Asian Games and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, MBC made a great advancement in scale and technology. After growing into a large corporation, covering major international events, MBC established specialized companies for each value chain and spined them off as subsidiaries to become a more efficient corporation amid fiercer competition in the multimedia era.
※ MBC Production and MBC Media Tech were merged into MBC C&I in August, 2011. As the convergence of broadcasting and communications becomes full-fledged, MBC made its subsidiary iMBC an independent corporation and pursued various internet-related business. Furthermore, it started new DMB broadcasting. In 2007, MBC established digital production center Ilsan Dream Center, equipped with high-tech production facilities. In September 2014, it completed the construction of a new headquarters building and moved from Yoido to Sangam-dong, opening a new era of Sangam MBC. In 2001, MBC launched cable television broadcasting; as part of this expansion it created MBC America, a subsidiary based in Los Angeles, United States, to distribute its programming throughout the Americas. On August 1, 2008 MBC America launched MBC-D, a television network carried on the digital subchannels of KSCI-TV, KTSF-TV, WMBC-TV; the service was planned to be launched in Atlanta and Washington, D. C. by the end of the year. In northeast metro Atlanta, it aired on WKTB-CD channel 47.3, but as of 2011 is on WSKC-CD channel 22.1.
MBC is an active member of international organizations such as ABU, IATAS and INPUT, is affiliated with 21 broadcasters in 13 different countries. It is engaged in various global business through overseas corporations in Los Angeles and Shanghai, bureaus in North America, Latin America and the Middle East as well as Asia, in close cooperation with major global media groups. MBC is devoted to expanding the business area, it maintains a close relationship with foreign buyers by participating in major content markets every year such as MIP-TV, MIPCOM, NATPE, BCWW and ATF. In addition, it operates an English web site which introduces various MBC content to the overseas buyers and viewers so that they can access its content. MBC drama What on Earth Is Love? is the first Korean Wave drama which sparked the K-drama boom across China, when it was aired on CCTV in 1997. Since numerous MBC dramas, entertainment shows, documentaries have been exported to different countries; the drama "Dae Jang Geum" was shown in as many as 91 countries around the world.
More MBC is widening its content business area by exporting show formats such as I Am a Singer, We Got Married and Dad! Where Are We Going? to other countries. See in Korean Wikipedia: Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Television1 terrestrial TV 3 Radio stations:5 cable 5 satellite 3 terrestrial DMB 2 satellite DMB List of programs broadcast by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Korean Broadcasting System Educational Broadcasting System List of South Korean broadcasting networks List of Korea-related topics Contemporary culture of South Korea http://www.misodacom.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=3_3&wr_id=11 Official Homepage Live Stream (Chunch
Underworld (2003 film)
Underworld is a 2003 action horror film directed by Len Wiseman and written by Danny McBride, based on a story by McBride, Kevin Grevioux, Wiseman. The film centers on the secret history of lycans, it is the first installment in the Underworld franchise. The main plot revolves around Selene, a vampire Death Dealer hunting Lycans, she finds herself attracted to a human, Michael Corvin, being targeted by the Lycans. After Michael is bitten by a Lycan, Selene must decide whether to do her duty and kill him or go against her clan and save him. Alongside Beckinsale and Speedman, the film stars Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Bill Nighy. An international co-production between companies from the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, the film was released on September 19, 2003. Upon its release, the film received negative reviews from critics, but a smaller number of reviewers praised elements such as the film's stylish Gothic visuals, the "icy English composure" in Kate Beckinsale's performance, the extensively worked-out vampire–werewolf mythology that serves as the film's backstory.
A surprise hit, the film grossed $95 million against a production budget of $22 million. The film was followed by Underworld: Evolution, released three years and by three other films. For generations, a secret war has been waged between vampires and Lycans, an ancient species of werewolf. Selene, a Death Dealer, a vampire specialized in assassinating Lycans, tracks two Lycans. Selene's motivation goes beyond duty; the vampires believe they defeated the werewolves many centuries ago and killed their leader and that they must kill the surviving Lycans. Selene locates the Lycans' den and learns they have developed a new kind of UV bullet capable of killing vampires. Selene arrives at the mansion of her vampire coven and, recounting these events, urges an attack on the Lycans. Selene determines that the pair of Lycans may have been following a human, Michael Corvin, continues her investigation. In a Lycan lair, a scientist named Singe tests blood from kidnapped descendants of the ancient Corvinus family, trying to find a pure source of the ancient and powerful Corvinus bloodline.
Soon after Selene finds Michael, the pair are attacked by Lycans, including their leader, revealed to be Lucian. Lucian bites Michael. Selene discovers. Sensing a conspiracy, she awakens a dormant powerful vampire elder, hibernating. Viktor is angered by his early awakening. Viktor believes Kraven and orders Selene to acquiesce to the vampire hierarchy. Kraven, has secretly planned to kill the third vampire elder and her companions with Lucian's help. Selene informs Michael about her past, she binds him, fearing that he will kill innocent people after he changes into his Lycan form at the coming night's full moon. Selene captures Singe, she returns to the mansion with Singe, who admits to Viktor that the Lycans are trying to combine the bloodlines of the two species with the Corvinus Strain, the shared source of both the Vampire and Lycan bloodlines, to create a powerful hybrid. After Kraven flees the mansion because Singe has revealed his cooperation with Lucian, news arrives that Amelia, coming to awaken Markus, has been killed by Lycans.
Viktor kills Singe and tasks Selene to kill Michael. While Michael is being held captive, he learns from Lucian that Viktor's daughter and Lucian were lovers. Lucian tells Michael; when Viktor learned that his daughter had been impregnated by a Lycan, he killed her to prevent any crossing of the two species, which led to the war. According to Lucian, such a crossing would create a hybrid creature that would be more powerful than both the vampires and Lycans. Selene arrives with a group of Death Dealers to kill the Lycans and Kraven for his treachery. Kraven shoots Lucian with a newly designed bullet that kills by poisoning a Lycan's bloodstream with silver nitrate. Selene rescues Michael, shot by Kraven. Kraven tells Selene. Lucian stabs Kraven in the leg and convinces Selene to bite Michael, transmitting the vampire virus into his bloodstream. Selene complies, Kraven flees after killing Lucian. Viktor arrives and admits that he killed Selene's family, though he believes she should be grateful as he spared her and made her immortal.
He reveals the truth of his love for Sonja – that his choice to have her killed was to protect the vampires and that he must now kill Michael to protect the vampires. Selene kills Viktor with the assistance of Michael, now a hybrid. Selene and Michael leave the Lycan lair, now enemies of both species. At the mansion, blood from Singe's corpse seeps into the sarcophagus of a hibernating elder, Markus, a carrier of the original Corvinus Strain; the film was the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by White Wolf, Inc. and Nancy A. Collins, claiming the setting was too similar to the Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse games, both set in the World of Darkness setting, to the Sonja Blue vampire novels. White Wolf filed 17 counts of copyright infringement, claimed over 80 points of unique similarity between White Wolf's gaming systems and the film. White Wolf, Inc. said the script was ve
Eon Kid is the English title of a South Korean-Spanish CGI animated television series Iron Kid produced by Daewon Media and Design Storm in South Korea, BRB Internacional in Spain. While the series is known as Iron Kid in South Korea and other non-English-speaking countries, it is known as Eon Kid in the English-speaking countries due to the legal concerns, it premiered in Korea on KBS2 on April 6, 2006, on TVE in fall 2006. In the United States, it is distributed by Manga Entertainment and premiered on The CW's Saturday morning Kids' WB block September 22, 2007; the series has a global audience of over 100 million viewers in more than 20 countries. Two volumes of Eon Kid have been released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in the United States, each volume containing 5 episodes. Season 1 was released on DVD on October 8, 2008, Season 2 was released on DVD on June 3, 2009 by Anchor Bay Entertainment in Australia. All 26 episodes are available via Video on Demand. Available via Amazon Video. Removed from Netflix streaming November 1, 2013.
Depending on the country, the series may be available for download on iTunes. Marty/Eon Kid Steeljaw Jack Ally Buttons Captain Magnum Shadow Gaff Violet Master Zhang The Bullybots The Four invinisible Lords / WIND, RAIN, SNOW, LIGHTINING Orange Mama The General Duke Vaun Rimer The Eon family is the legendary family that defeated the General. Only Eon and his father have been mentioned, but all members are great warriors and martial artists; the General's forces wiped out the family through the years leaving Marty the sole blood heir to the family legacy. Their ancestral home is a huge fortress surrounded by bamboo forest. Underneath the home is the family's ancestral training ground that includes wood training drones and tests to hone the family's martial arts skills; the home has fallen into great disrepair since the death of Marty's father. Eon - Eon was the hero who ended the Second Robot War by destroying the General, but he died in the process, his weapon called the Fist of Eon, was passed down through his family for 100 years.
He has only spoke to Marty once, although it was a hologram of him that spoke to him in The Temple of the Iron Soul where he once trained to learn control of the fist. Martin – Marty is the lead character of the series. While scavenging for robot parts to sell he finds the Fist of Eon and puts it on, although unwillingly. Marty discovers that he is a direct descendant of Eon, who 100 years prior to the series start defeated the General and ended the Robot War. Endowed with the power of the fist he must fight the evil forces of the general, he was named Iron kid in the original Korean version. Marty is the last descendant of the Eon family and is the last heir of Eon, he is the final carrier of the Fist. He grows stronger as the series goes on. Gaff – An ancient robot who has served the Eon family for more than 130 years, he safeguarded the fist for one hundred years until its successor, was found. Somewhat a mentor to Marty and has watched over the Eon family for years and defended the family from the general's forces as best he could.
His weapon is the dragon sword. Master Zhang – An unofficial member of the Eon family Master Zhang waited for the fist's successor at the family's ancestral home, he is a martial artist master. Although he is quite old he can be quite silly. Charlie – Charlie is another unofficial member of the Eon family. In flashbacks it is revealed that he was a servant of the Eon family and a close friend of Marty's real father. During an attack he raises him as his own, per his real father's instructions, he was captured by Black Beauty shortly after Marty flees to Crystal City. Ally — A mysterious girl who runs into Marty and becomes his friend, she is the adoptive daughter of Duke Von Rhymer. She has the ability to read and decipher the computer code, used to make the General and other robotic creations during that time. Most of her life has been spent in the Iron Tower, but she adapts to the outside world and becomes Marty's close friend. Buttons — Marty's robotic dog and good friend, he talks too much and provides great comic relief.
He has a stretch out tail, that stretches super far, by twisting his ear, it puts him on bark mode. Captain Magnum — The leader of a group of soldiers in the Central Federation Army, he and his troops wear blue armor. He brought Marty to the government's attention, his weapons are a pair of cannons mounted in his arms and a set of missiles hidden within his upper body armor. He is a robot created by the CDF. Violet — A special agent and spy for the CDF, she discovers the General's resurrection. She tutors Ally and becomes her good friend and surrogate big sister, she uses some purple attacks launched from her hands. She is a robot created by the CDF. Shadow — A rehabilitated criminal who now works for the CDF, he is an expert at covert-ops. He was reprogrammed after an 18-month hunt for him, only Captain Magnum was able to subdue him, he is 99% loyal as he sometimes forgets which side he is on and could change as he did once while fighting the invincible lords he saved Marty from falling but almost released him.
Chief Gibson — The leader of the CDF. He is the one in charge of all the operations and duties of the soldiers and makes all the decisions about what to do, although sometimes his decisions come too late, he has access to the vault whe