"Identity Crisis: Part 1" is the twelfth episode of Season 1 of ReBoot, and the twelfth episode overall. It originally aired on January 14, 1995 on YTV and September 9, 1995 on ABC.
DVD Log Line
Dot loses faith in herself when an attempt to free a community of sprites from Megabyte's sector ends with their PIDs (personal ID codes) in Megabyte's control. —ReBoot: The Definitive Mainframe Edition
- While it's valid at the time, Bob's line "All right, you little DIP switches, prepare to meet your programmer!" is probably the biggest contradiction in the series to his later-stated opposition to deletion.
- While it stands for "personal" in the show, the P in PID is actually short for "process". According to Wikipedia, "the process identifier... is a number used by most operating system kernels... to uniquely identify an active process. This number may be used as a parameter in various function calls, allowing processes to be manipulated, such as adjusting the process's priority or killing it altogether."
- The last three episodes of Season 1 were instead aired as the first three episodes of Season 2 on ABC, making this the second.
- It is possible, though uncertain, that the Game at the beginning of this episode might be the same as the "basic combat" Game in "When Games Collide"; they look similar, and Bob reboots similarly, but they might just be the same genre.
- "Goodbye!" "Au revoir!" "Good luck!" "Bonne chance!" It's almost like this show was made in Canada...
"Identity Crisis - Into the Great Hall" by Bob Buckley