Big Bad Beetleborgs

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  • TV-Y7
  • 1996
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.2  (1,430)

The show known as Big Bad Beetleborgs was an American television series that aired for two years in the late 1990's. It was shown on the Fox Kids network from 1996-1998 and also had reruns shown on UPN Kids. In May of 2010 the copyrights of the show were sold to SCG Power Rangers. After the show was completed some of the footage was adapted from the Metal Hero Tokusatsu series particularly Juukou B-Fighter and B-Fighter Kabuto in the first and second season respectively. The show only aired for two seasons as well.

In the show the plot and premise sets in a town known as Charterville. There are three kids named Drew, Jo and Roland who enter a haunted mansion. They enter the mansion after being dared by snobby rich individuals Van and Trip. Once they enter the house, they quickly find out that the mansion is full of monsters. Fortunately for the kids, the phasm known as Flabber who is quite friendly and welcoming of their presents. He offers to grant them a wish out of gratitude for releasing him. When making the wish, the three kids request to become their favorite superheroes the Beetleborgs. However this also allows their enemies to come to life such as the Magnavores who are led by Vexor who sends out monsters to battler the Beetleborgs. In the end of the first episode, the Beetleborgs are assisted by Nukus who is able to eliminate the Magnavores and help Art Fortune regain his picture that was stolen by the Magnavores.

After the events of Season 1, the second season of the show picked up where the first one left off. The second season is known as Beetleborgs Metallix. During the second season, a new enemy emerges. They are known as the Crustaceans. In the second season Nukus, who helped the Beetleborgs defeat the Magnavores, finds out that his creator is Les Fortunes, the incarcerated brother of Art. As a result of this, Nukus gets Les out of prison and then Les begins to help create new villains and monsters. Art meanwhile gives new powers, weapons and armor to the Beetleborgs. They then become the Beetleborgs Metallix a new and improved version of what they were in the first season. In the end of the second season, the Beetleborgs form an alliance with a previous enemy known as Boron which eliminates Nukus' greatest weapon. Les also decides to go back to prison which further weakens Nukus. In the end the Beetleborgs have a final battle with their enemies and defeat them.

Big Bad Beetleborgs is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on September 7, 1996.

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Mega Borg Power
35. Mega Borg Power
March 2, 1998
The Crustaceans tap into Charterville's sewer system to pump toxic waste into the Crypt, where it morphs into a giant fire-breathing lizard.
Experiment in Evil
34. Experiment in Evil
February 23, 1998
The house monsters have grown restless waiting for the Beetleborgs to defeat Boron, so they recruit Dr. Von Frankenbeans.
Super Fang
33. Super Fang
February 17, 1998
When Flabber makes Fangula think he possesses superpowers, our fanged friend decides to attack the Crustaceans and Boron!
Robo Rumble
32. Robo Rumble
February 16, 1998
Flabber and the kids catch legendary animal trapper Jean Claude Pierre setting werewolf traps outside Hillhurst.
Battle of the Giants
31. Battle of the Giants
February 10, 1998
The war is on, and the Beetleborgs practice with RoboBorg to prepare themselves for Mega Nukus and Mega Vilor.
Mega Spectra Beetleborgs
30. Mega Spectra Beetleborgs
February 9, 1998
RoboBorg tells the kids that they have the power to turn their bikes into Mega Sector Spectra Cycles!
Roboborg (3)
29. Roboborg (3)
November 26, 1997
The kids are inserting the coins into the sword, while at the Crypt, Les is disguising himself to get the goods from them.
Astral Ambush (2)
28. Astral Ambush (2)
November 25, 1997
The house monsters are fed up with the astral war and decide to offer Nukus the last one of the coins to protect them.
Astral Ransom (1)
27. Astral Ransom (1)
November 24, 1997
Nukus captures Flabber with Les's escape-proof Phasm Containment Unit and holds him ransom for the astral goods.
Lady and the Champs
26. Lady and the Champs
November 21, 1997
Fangula has tired himself out and needs rest. Soon he has the entire Hillhurst household attending to his every whim.
Wolfie's Wild Ride
25. Wolfie's Wild Ride
November 17, 1997
Wolfie gets the opportunity to accompany the Beetleborgs on a mission -- in exchange for an astral coin.
To Foretell the Truth
24. To Foretell the Truth
November 14, 1997
When the astral coins turn out to be missing, Flabber suggests they call a psychic, Madame Myra, to find them.
Enter the Dragon Borg (2)
23. Enter the Dragon Borg (2)
November 10, 1997
The kids recover some of the astral coins from the comic book Nukus has stolen, then hide all but one of them.
The Lost Comic (1)
22. The Lost Comic (1)
November 7, 1997
When Les is pressured by Nukus to create bigger and better monsters, he recalls the first comic he and his brother Art ever drew together.
The Poe and the Pendulum
21. The Poe and the Pendulum
November 6, 1997
The resident monsters are having terrible nightmares, and Flabber suspects the Boogeyman is responsible.
Booger Man
20. Booger Man
November 3, 1997
The resident monsters are having terrible nightmares and Flabber suspects the Boogeyman is responsible.
Halloween Haunted House of Horrors
19. Halloween Haunted House of Horrors
October 31, 1997
It's the resident monsters' favorite holiday -- Halloween -- and they plan to celebrate by snacking on unsuspecting trick-or-treaters.
The Curse of the Mummy's Mommy
18. The Curse of the Mummy's Mommy
October 30, 1997
Mums's mom arrives at Hillhurst and gives Mums a beautiful and powerful ancient ring. When Les tries but fails to steal the ring, Nukus appears.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
17. How Does Your Garden Grow?
October 20, 1997
Little Ghoul says she's bored and Flabber is bewildered about how to keep her entertained.
Son of Frankenbeans
16. Son of Frankenbeans
October 10, 1997
Dr. Frankenbeans sends his youngest son, Frankie, to stay with his older brother, Frankenbeans, at Hillhurst.
The Old Gray Flabber
15. The Old Gray Flabber
October 3, 1997
Nukus has a special portrait of Flabber sent to him, and before long, Flabber starts turning old and gray.
Don't Fear the Reaper
14. Don't Fear the Reaper
September 29, 1997
When Little Ghoul's uncle, the Grim Reaper, comes to town, she tells everyone that Reaper is retiring and needs a replacement.
Attack of the Brain Suckers
13. Attack of the Brain Suckers
September 24, 1997
Nukus is angry when publisher Rudy McDougal refuses to devote a comic book to his new Brain Sucker monster.
Who's That Ghoul?
12. Who's That Ghoul?
September 23, 1997
A Transylvanian bounty hunter named Deadly Nightshade is after Little Ghoul, who took the witch's magic stirring stick.
Extra...Beetleborgs Revealed
11. Extra...Beetleborgs Revealed
September 22, 1997
A National Inquisitor reporter named Iris arrives in Charterville to expose the true identities of the Beetleborgs.
Sunset Boo-levard
10. Sunset Boo-levard
September 19, 1997
Norma Des-Doom, an old horror movie actress, visits her biggest fan, Fangula, at Hillhurst.
Les is More
9. Les is More
September 18, 1997
Nukus is unhappy with Les Fortunes's latest drawings and orders him to create new monsters.
Horror Hotel
8. Horror Hotel
September 17, 1997
Flabber and the House Monsters turn Hillhurst into "The Horror Hotel" to raise money for renovations.
Monster Imposter
7. Monster Imposter
September 16, 1997
Nukus has Les create Chameleon Monster to capture Flabber and steal the power of the Beetleborgs.
Headless Over Heels
6. Headless Over Heels
September 15, 1997
Drew, Jo and Roland meet up with the Headless Horseman, who is en route to Hillhurst to swipe heads.
Totally Slammin' Sector Cycles
5. Totally Slammin' Sector Cycles
September 12, 1997
Nukus releases Les Fortunes's latest creation, Hagfish of Gar, a fish-like creature.
Ghoul Trouble
4. Ghoul Trouble
September 11, 1997
Hillhurst has a problem: It's haunted. A mysterious specter is giving even the monsters reason to fear, but the investigations lead to them realizing their biggest fear is half their size.
Battle Station Alert (5)
3. Battle Station Alert (5)
September 10, 1997
The Beetleborgs are provided a new Beetle Battle Station to combat the Worm Tanks on the ground and Jet Fighters in the air.
Metallix Rising (4)
2. Metallix Rising (4)
September 9, 1997
Drew demands that Art draw the children new Beetleborg armor, but Art is desperate to make amends with Les, who rebuffs his every attempt at reconciliation. Finally goaded into countering him, Art creates the Beetleborg Metallix powers, just as Nukus begins his assault on Charterville with deadly worm tanks created by Les.
Crush of the Crustaceans (3)
1. Crush of the Crustaceans (3)
September 8, 1997
Nukus overpowers the Beetleborgs, stripping them of their powers and armor, he then torments the house monsters and learns from a terrified Art Fortunes that his brother Les created him. Nukus springs Les free from prison and instigates a massive prison riot at the same time
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  • Premiere Date
    September 7, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,430)