G-Force on the UK

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G-Force on the UK

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I read that it also aired there. Is there any way to get some information about that?
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Re: G-Force on the UK

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Hi Cure DragonEagle,
Cure DragonEagle 255 wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:01 pm I read that it also aired there. Is there any way to get some information about that?
Yes. G-Force aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in the UK. The contract window was from October 1, 1995 through October 31, 1998. As best as I have been able to determine, it ran on the channel for nearly the entire window.

G-Force started airing on weekends in late 1995, with one episode on Saturday and one on Sunday at 8am as part of Sci-Fi Channel's "Animation Station" programming block. Other programs in the lineup included, at various times, Robotech, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers, Bionic Six and Space Academy (yeah, a live-action series for some reason). Sometimes the weekend "Animation Station" ran for an hour, sometimes for two.

Starting on November 2, 1996 Sci-Fi Channel also brought the "Animation Station" to weekdays. G-Force then began airing there Monday - Friday at 4pm. Other programs in the hour long block were the same as their weekend offerings. In all cases, weekends or weekdays, G-Force led off the "Animation Station" programming.

G-Force ran in sequential Gatchaman order on weekends and weekdays, but each kept to their own orders. For example, here is the schedule for the first two weeks (11/2/96 - 11/15/96) G-Force ran on weekdays:

Sat - Sun 8am - Episodes 61 and 62
Mon - Fri 4pm - Episodes 01 - 05
Sat - Sun 8am - Episodes 63 and 64
Mon - Fri 4pm - Episodes 06 - 10
...and so on.

At some point after June, 1997, the weekday airings of G-Force changed from 4pm to 8am. The series was then on every day at 8am until it stopped airing in October, 1998. Airings were occasionally interrupted for program marathons of other series on major holidays like Christmas or New Year's.

When the series reached its end on a weekend or weekday, it simply started again from the first episode in the next scheduled air date.

I hope this is the type of information you were looking for. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
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Its all perfect but I need to know if G-Force ever aired on a kids channel. Thank you for all your hard work informing people!
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Hi Cure DragonEagle,
Cure DragonEagle 255 wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:58 pm Its all perfect but I need to know if G-Force ever aired on a kids channel. Thank you for all your hard work informing people!
As far as I know, G-Force only aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in the UK. I don't recall ever hearing about potential sales to Cartoon Network or any other entity over there.

Although it wasn't a kids' channel, the second episode of G-Force was shown a couple times on the UK's nostalgia network, Bravo, in error in the year 2000. They bought Battle and were accidentally shipped "The Blast at the Bottom of the Sea," the second episode of G-Force, instead of "Rescue of the Astronauts." I think it ran twice before being replaced with the correct episode.
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