YMMV / Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad

  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Malcolm. The show even starts shifting to give him more screentime towards the end, and (according to an interview with his actor) had there been a second season of Gridman to adapt he would have been the new Servo.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Syd's comments about the entire American economy "going down the tubes" in an episode concerning a bank account virus, considering the current recession.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One episode shows the personalities of the cast pulling a "180" — notably, Amp went from a "space cadet" to a cultivated, verbose genius. Flash forward a few decades: Amp's actor goes on to be an attorney in California.
  • Narm Charm: The show had No Budget but the actors all punch well above their weight. Tim Curry in particular is a delight as Kilokhan.
    • The name sounds ridiculous, but the Gridman remake from Studio Trigger is officially called Superhuman Samurai Syber Squad Gridman. Someone at Trigger was a fan.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Episode 18: "Water You Doing?". Malcolm's dramatic reading of Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner get's rejected from the school talent show for it being very disturbing. Rather than be a good sport about it, he decides to take his anger out on everyone by corrupting the city's water supply and turning all the water into hydrochloric acid, and it's even stated in-episode to be dangerous to people. If you read the Youtube comments, a lot of viewers expressed horror on how such a plot was shown on Saturday mornings and even compared Malcolm's actions to that of a terrorist. Mind you this episode aired four years before the Columbine shooting and six before the 9/11 attacks.
  • Spiritual Adaptation: This could be your live-action Transformers before Bayformers. Given on the main article, this isn't coincidental.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Lucky replaced Amp, but wasn't as funny.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Tim Curry? On a show trying to beat out Power Rangers? Seriously?
    • Have you heard Digifer's voice in the original Gridman series? Compared to Tim Curry he sounds too congested to be intimidating.

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