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Portal (TV series)

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Portal
File:Portal G4.jpg
GenreComedy
No. of episodes60
Production
Running timehalf-hour[1]
Release
Original networkG4
Original releaseMay 1, 2002 –
2004
External links
[{{#property:P856}} Website]

Portal was a half-hour television series that aired on G4.[1] During its two-season run from 2002–2004, it was one of the most popular shows on the network. Written, produced, and hosted by Dave Meinstein, Portal was a sketch comedy and news show focused on the genre of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), blending satire, stylistic elements, and various levels of dramatism. Portal was the first television series to use machinima. Live-action scenes featuring the host "Cybernaut Dave" (played by Meinstein) were combined with in-game skits and "reports" from characters inside of MMOs.[2][3][4][5]

Return[edit | edit source]

On June 22, 2006, Meinstein announced at his message board that Portal would be returning to G4 as webisodes on g4tv.com.[6] However, due to reported computer problems, the project was delayed, and nothing has been mentioned since. Portal was included in the G4 Rewind block in the summer of 2008.[citation needed]

Episode List[edit | edit source]

Number Season Airdate Title
1 1 May 1, 2002 Mission Briefing
2 1 May 1, 2002 Anarchy Online
3 1 May 8, 2002 Asheron's Call
4 1 May 15, 2002 More Anarchy Online
5 1 May 22, 2002 EverQuest
6 1 May 29, 2002 More Asheron's Call
7 1 June 5, 2002 More EverQuest
8 1 June 12, 2002 E3
9 1 June 19, 2002 Dark Age of Camelot -- Albion
10 1 July 3, 2002 "A Very Swampy Portal"
11 1 July 10, 2002 Dark Age of Camelot - Hibernia
12 1 July 17, 2002 EverQuest: Past, Present, and Future
13 1 July 24, 2002 "The High Level Hoedown"
14 1 July 31, 2002 VBS Is On The Air
15 1 August 7, 2002 Dark Age of Camelot -- Midgard
16 1 August 14, 2002 Visions of Rick
17 1 August 21, 2002 The Secret Origin of Grooter
18 1 August 28, 2002 Tales of Sacrifice
19 1 September 4, 2002 Love & Hate
20 1 September 11, 2002 How to Make Friends Online
21 1 September 18, 2002 Vanished
22 1 September 25, 2002 Fist of the Redneck
23 1 October 2, 2002 Captive!
24 1 October 9, 2002 Portal's Salute to the Elements
25 1 October 16, 2002 Dave Quits
26 1 October 27, 2002 A Crappy Portal Halloween
27 1 November 6, 2002 Vacation Day
28 1 November 20, 2002 Portal's 1st Annual Film Fest
29 1 December 4, 2002 Searching for Bodies
30 1 December 19, 2002 Virtual Arbor Day
31 1 January 8, 2003 Down the Tubes, Part 1 - Enter: Apex
32 1 January 15, 2003 Down the Tubes, Part 2 - Rust
33 1 January 22, 2003 Down the Tubes, Part 3 - Desperate Measures
34 1 February 12, 2003 Down the Tubes, Part 4 - Heroes, Villains, & Bed Wetters
35 1 February 19, 2003 Down the Tubes: The Aftermath
36 2 March 5, 2003 The Trial of Zherbo Reaufeaux
37 2 March 12, 2003 New Beginnings
38 2 March 26, 2003 Plumbers, Gambling Addiction, & Tatooine
39 2 April 9, 2003 What About Bob?
40 2 April 27, 2003 What About Dave?
41 2 April 30, 2003 VBS 2
42 2 May 14, 2003 Hearts & Boulders
43 2 June 4, 2003 A Gal Named Yoodle
44 2 June 11, 2003 People of the Portal
45 2 June 25, 2003 The Patient
46 2 July 9, 2003 The Social Relevance of Film in Early 21st Century Culture
47 2 July 30, 2003 Power Fluting
48 2 August 6, 2003 The Wrath of Bob
49 2 August 20, 2003 Boxing for Boxes
50 2 September 3, 2003 The Tears of Little Michael
51 2 September 17, 2003 The Supermodel Episode
52 2 October 1, 2003 Attack of the Unrelated Orange Villains
53 2 October 15, 2003 Another Portal Crapoween
54 2 November 5, 2003 The Incredible Shrinking Woman
55 2 November 12, 2003 Ultimate Victory, Part 1: Hawks & Doves
56 2 November 26, 2003 Ultimate Victory, Part 2: Who's The Dummy Now?
57 2 December 10, 2003 Portal's Weirdest Moments
58 2 January 14, 2004 Ultimate Victory, Part 3: The Foul Smell of Death
59 2 February 25, 2004 Ultimate Victory, Part 4: Tearing Thru the Ranks
60 2 February 25, 2004 Ultimate Victory, Part 5: The Day the Portals Died

Video Games Featured[edit | edit source]

Machinima[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Buchanan, Levi (August 9, 2003). "Underground machinima is making waves". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
  2. PC Zone staff (April 2004). "Reinventing the Reel". PC Zone (140). 12–13. ISSN 0967-8220. OCLC 173325816.
  3. Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer's Edition. Guinness World Records. 2016. p. 190. ISBN 191056141X. First airing on G4 TV in 2002, Portal becomes the first TV series to use machinima. It is a comedy sketch show in which the host, Cybernaut Dave, aka Dave Meinstein, explores the virtual worlds of MMOs.
  4. McDonald, Thomas L. (August 2002). "T.V. Takes All the Fun out of Games". Maximum PC. Retrieved 15 February 2018 – via Google Books.
  5. Gerosa, Mario; Pfeffer, Aurélien (March 2006). Mondi virtuali: benvenuti nel futuro dell'umanità [Virtual worlds: welcome to the future of humanity] (in Italian). Rome: Castelvecchi. p. 254. ISBN 8876151095. OCLC 68207897. (translated) As a hinge between the two media expressions, the television program Portal, broadcast in the United States in 2002 on the G4 channel, dedicated exclusively to the culture of videogames. The protagonist of the program was Dave Meinstein, who played a cybernaut engaged in exploring the worlds of videogames.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2006-06-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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