contact

Alright, so. It's been established. I'm a fan, and perhaps, you are one too. It's only natural that the very small fanbase of Insektors would wanna be in contact with each other, right? Well! Here is where you'll find my contact information. Feel free to drop a line, whether it's just to say hello, or if you have any questions pertaining to anything Insektors. If you have noticed an error or something of the sort on my website, please inform me! I would appreciate it.

Before you e-mail me, please read through the following in case your questions have already been answered.

FAQs

Why did 'the americans' ruin this UK show with their own dub? And why is your site based on that instead of the UK version?
First of all, I hate to break it to you, but the show wasn't made in the UK; it was made in France. The show was originally French, and the NA dub is based on the original version. The UK version was adapted with an entirely rewritten script and changed character names. Please refer to the 'UK Version' section for more information.

As for why my site is based on the FR/NA version, it is simple: It was the version that I first watched, and it's the version I grew up with. This does not mean that I dislike the UK version or anything of the sort. I enjoy watching the UK version as well, and neither version, by any means, is 'better' than the other, it's all relative to opinion. Of course, there are going to be some people who refuse to watch the NA dub because they prefer the UK version, and vice versa, and that's perfectly fine. Personally, I love both versions but the NA version is the one I am most familiar with, and because it is based off of the original French script and ideas, I felt that it was the best choice to use in reference on my website.
Opinions are awesome things, people, but don't flame each other over it! This fandom is tiny and obscure enough, we don't need to bring drama into it because someone likes one version and not the other ;) Can't we all get along?

Okay, so, why are there two English versions?
You know what? I really have not been able to find a 100% answer to this one. I'm going to assume that, for what ever reason, two companies licensed the rights to distribute it in English, but in different countries, and at different times, and somehow, two English language versions came into existence. I think it's great, because the UK's script is completely re-written, you can watch the two versions back-to-back and not be bored. They're like two different shows! Double the fun!

Will there ever be new episodes?
Sadly, there will probably never be any new episodes. The reason for this is because Fantome had financial difficulties before it was bought out by another company. The founder of the studio (as well as one of the creators of the show), Georges Lacroix, left the company and is no longer associated with Fantome. I believe that there was another season in the works, but because of the studio problems it was never made.

Will there ever be a DVD release?
I sure hope so! As of right now, there is only a French DVD release. You can find old UK version video tapes online if you're lucky, but no DVDs. It is uncertain as to which companies own the rights to the English versions, so it remains unclear if there will ever be a DVD release. However, it looks like this company owns the rights to the series itself.

What languages has Insektors been dubbed into?
Aside from the obvious English (twice, at that), there have been versions reported in Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian.. and even Japanese!

When did the original series air?
It originally aired in France in 1994. It aired in the UK and in Canada shortly after.

Why does Teknocratus/Sinapse's compass have an "O" where it should be "W" in the episode, 'Katerpillar/The Mechanical Digger'?
Hee hee, this is something I was confused about when I was a kid and wondered if anyone else wondered the same thing. Because the original series is in French, his compass says "O" because in French, the word for West is "Ouest".


contact

AOL Instant Messenger

This one is your best bet. I'm almost always on this one. More than likely, I'm online in the evenings, Pacific time. Sometimes I might have an allow list up. And be warned, I'm usually quite shy through IMs, so don't be surprised if I'm a bit quiet.

Feel free to add OzoneInTheNative to your buddy lists.

E-mail/MSN Messenger

If that fails, then you can always send me an e-mail. I like getting e-mails! As long as it isn't of the spam/chain letter variety. I hate those. So, if you send me e-mails like that, I WILL block your e-mail address, so don't do it. Kay? Kay. Otherwise, feel free to write me an e-mail. I may be a bit slow in getting back to you, but I ALWAYS respond.

I also use the same address for MSN Messenger. However, I'm not on MSN Messenger very often, as I usually just leave it running in the background on invisible mode to track my e-mails. But you may find me on there on occasion.

shellshocked_echo at hotmail dot com. (Written like that to avoid spambots. I'm sure you can figure out the correct way to write it. ;) )

about Kazzie

My name in the real world is Tara, but online I'm commonly known as Kazzie. I was born on March 31st, 1987 and my hobbies, aside from Insektors, include drawing, making websites, sewing costumes and playing video games. I enjoy animation of all kinds (I especially like japanese animation) and my favourite animated movie is Wall-E! I am generally a shy, quiet person, but I love making new friends and chatting with people. I also have a very.. unique sense of humour and find amusement in pretty much everything.

I first discovered Insektors when I was nine years old, back when it first aired in Canada on the channel YTV. I fell in love with it instantly, and felt drawn to the unique world and characters in the series. Ever since I was little, I always wished that more websites about Insektors were available - when I first discovered the show, there was very, very little information about it online. The only website I could find was Fantome's official site, but what I really wished for was a comprehensive fan-site complete with an image gallery. But, there were none to be found.

Therefore, my dream was to make the first complete Insektors website - and in 2004, I did just that. My site first started out as a teeny-tiny shrine with no pictures and sarcastic writing, begging viewers to contact me if they, too, loved this obscure show. Slowly but surely, I was able to build my site from the ground-up into the site you see here today. It is still in no way complete and I am never 100% satisfied with it, therefore, this site will never die and will always be updated! Please continue to visit and support my site!