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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.

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, robot aide Bucketworth and twin drivers Atee & Geecey, 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".
  • Black and Nerdy: Lucas
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Chip Monahan when he was the squirrel king.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Ray's is "Stop, in the name of natural law!"
    • "it's hero time" for Robbie.
  • Combat Tentacles: Very cheesy ones in Episode 13.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Chip Monahan.
  • Detachment Combat: Quantum Ray.
  • Disappeared Dad: Robbie's dad is never seen or 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.
  • Fiery Redhead: Robbie's mom
  • "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.
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  • The Glasses Come Off: Robbie loses his glasses when he fights alongside Team Quantum.
  • Granola Girl: Allison, to annoyingly flanderizedlevels.
  • Hartman Hips: Robbie's mom, and Atee and Geecey
  • High-Class Glass: Bucketworth has a monocle that's as functional as it is fashionable.
  • Idiot Hero: Quantum Ray.
  • Insufferable Genius: Lucas, quite often.
  • Jerk Jock: Scott Shotz, also combined with The Bully.
    • Gus Gamma was apparently this is school to Ray.
  • Losing Your Head: Quantum Ray in almost every episode. It also happens to Bucketworth, but less frequently.
  • Mama Bear: Contessa De Worm learns the hard way not to mess with Robbie in front of his mom.
  • Mama's Boy: Professor Evil Brainhead is totally devoted to his mom.
  • Mascot: Chip, which is why he wears that squirrel costume. As to why he never takes it off, well...
  • Meaningful Name: Atee and Geecey are named after the corresponding nitrogen bases in DNA, adenine & thymine and guanine & cytosine.
  • Nerd/Geek: Robbie Shipton and Lucas
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Robbie
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Quantum Ray. It doesn't take much for his arms to come off, really.
  • Robo Cam
  • Robot Buddy: Bucketworth.
  • 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.
  • The Smart Guy: Bucketworth
  • Tagalong Kid
  • Tempting Fate: Robbie, when he thought he was going to have a normal day.
  • Those Two Girls: Atee and Geecey
  • 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.
  • Wonder Twin Powers: Atee and Geecey