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    Ignoring the whole seizure controversy with this episode, this was an interesting episode but not one of my favorites. I liked how it moved away from the normal setting in the natural world and in cyberspace. And I'm sure Nurse Joy installed the virus protection software and wasn't aware the gang were trapped in cyberspace so if she already installed it before hand they wouldn't need to go into cyberspace. And the virus protection was missiles that will emit flashing lights. I think this episode is kind of convoluted in a way but I have a hard time explaining it.

    Now I think the main problem with the whole seizure scene is not Porygon or Pikachu. It was the vaccine missiles because they emit strobe lights when they explode. If they used normal explosions instead, this episode would've been safer, but I think they went for the strobe light explosions because it looked more digital.

    It's a total shame this episode only aired once anywhere in the world, Porygon's evolutions will probably never show up in the anime, and that the official companies and sources never even acknowledge the episodes existence (Much like Nintendo never acknowledges the Cdi games). I'm just really glad that someone was able to video tape it when it aired because that was the only way it could be on the internet at all. If no one video taped the episode, it would be totally non-existent.

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    Actually, this episode is my favorite...the plot is very...different from any other episode. It's a shame it's banned, though.
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    For such a controversial episode, this one was kind of good. Ash and his friends fighting Team Rocket in the computer was so much fun.

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    For a banned episode, this was one wacky filler. I normally dislike episodes like this, but I couldn't help but enjoy seeing Satoshi and his friends exploring cyberspace on Akihabara-hakase's Porygon. Porygon's ability to change its shape was fascinating, and the Rocket-dan handling the other Porygon made things fun.

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    I wish this episode aired in the U.S., just not with the part that gave all those kids seizures. I know that parents wouldn't be happy about it, but it shouldn't be a problem if that part is taken out.

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    This episode was creepy to watch because of its past. I also found the plot to be weird and cool.

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    I read somewhere that Maddie once said that 4Kids had dubbed this episode, but that they never aired it. I wonder if that was true. :x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wednesdayz View Post
    I read somewhere that Maddie once said that 4Kids had dubbed this episode, but that they never aired it. I wonder if that was true. :x

    Who knows? Maddie said 4Kids toned down the electric strobe effect, but it was still deemed dangerous because of the epileptic seizures that kids in Japan experienced watching it, hence it didn't air.

    Besides, the poor woman's passed on now anyway, we'll never know.

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    I've always wondered why 4Kids didn't just cut the seizure scene out and air this episode in edited form.

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