Raising the anticipation level for the two Matrix sequels, the Wachowski brothers opened up the franchise to a handful of animators. The project resulted in nine animated shorts that present stories related tangentially to the feature films. World Record features a track star who gets a brief glimpse of life outside the Matrix; A Detective Story chronicles an old-fashioned private eye's attempts to track down the mysterious Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss); Beyond finds a young woman exploring a strange abandoned building; Final Flight of the Osiris includes events that occur just before those in The Matrix Reloaded; Kid's Story follows a teenage boy as he attempts to break out of the Matrix; Matriculated shows a group of humans trying to reprogram a sentient robot; Program features a battle within a simulated samurai fight-training program; and The Second Renaissance Part 1 and The Second Renaissance Part 2 are pseudo-documentaries that reveal how the machines came to take control of the Earth.
A hired gun became caretaker for his dying sister's four young children in the 1890s mining town of Paradise. As the show began its third and final season, the title was changed to 'Guns of Paradise' and the reformed gunslinger became the new marshal. In a salute to 1950s TV Westerns, Hugh O'Brian and Gene Barry, the stars of 'Wyatt Earp' and 'Bat Masterson,' reprised their roles for a two-part episode.
In a brash decision Cole has secretly moved to San Francisco under the guise of his straight best friend's engagement party to escape a dead-end career and the memories of a passionate summer fling with a boy in New York. But when he arrives, he runs into the former fling and old feelings resurface. And after his friend, Daren, reveals his engagement was an accident, Cole uses the mysterious powers of a re-discovered sketchbook to try to put their lives back on track, whatever the consequences.
Anthropologist Dr. Lawrence Blair looks for the truth behind the world's most well-known myths. Traveling through South East Asia, he examines the strange and unique creatures and leftovers of previous human groups to discover the root of dragons, unicorns, mermaids, and many others.