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Cosmic Quantum Ray is a zany comedy-action-adventure series brings the strange, dark, freaky corners of the universe to Earth teenager Robbie Shipton (voiced by Sam Vincent).

After finding an old shoebox, Robbie discovers it's a secret portal to the ninth dimension. There, he joins forces with Team Quantum, consisting of 9th dimension man Quantum Ray (Tom Kenny), robot aide Bucketworth and twin drivers Atee & Geecey (Chiara Zanni), to protect the universe from various intergalactic threats.

The show originally aired on The Hub. As of July 30th, 2018, it can now be seen weekdays on qubo.

Tropes the show includes:

  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: At the end of every episode, Bucketworth explains a scientific concept to Robbie in a segment called "Bucketworth's Quantum Universe".
  • Catchphrase:
    • Ray's is "Stop, in the name of natural law!"
    • "it's hero time" for Robbie.
  • Disappeared Dad:
    • Robbie's dad is never seen or mentioned.
    • Evil Professor Brainhead’s dad is never mentioned.
  • Easily Detachable Robot Parts: In one episode, Bucketworth is separated into three parts and Team Quantum has to put him back together before Contessa De Worm turns the earth's coal supply into diamonds.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip / Voices Are Mental: In "Cosmic Quantum Robbie," Quantum Ray and Robbie switch bodies (and voices) when they make contact with a P-brane. Later in the episode, the other characters switch bodies as well.
  • High-Class Glass: Bucketworth has a monocle that's as functional as it is fashionable.
  • Mama's Boy: Professor Evil Brainhead is totally devoted to his mom.
  • Meaningful Name: Atee and Geecey are named after the corresponding nitrogen bases in DNA, adenine & thymine and guanine & cytosine.
  • Robot Me: In the episode "Me Robot," Bucketworth builds a robot version of Robbie as his stand-in at school.
  • Rogues Gallery: The show only had a handful of villains for all the episodes, specifically Contessa De Worm, Professor Evil Brainhead and his Mother, Kronecker, Gus Gamma, and the squirrels.
  • No Name Given: The two alien squirrels have no names; everyone refers to them simply as "the squirrels" and they are referred to in the credits simply as "Squirrel Commander" & "Squirrel Officer."
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Robbie usually quotes this trope when members of Team Quantum or even his mom refer to Allison as his girlfriend.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Despite aliens and the like regularly coming to Earth, Robbie's classmates rarely find anything strange about this. Professor Brainhead, for example, has been met by the kids at least three times, and despite having light blue skin and looking like an alien, no one seemed to question it.
    • In another episode, Allison found an alien pet that resembled a six-eyed rabbit. She just figured it was a rabbit that had been experimented on.
  • Verbal Tic: One of the recurring alien character, Vern De Worm, always starts each sentence with "I, Vern De Worm..."
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Allison and Lucas always argue about something each episode.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: The worm people are terrified of pudding.