G.I. Joe Extreme

(ended 1997)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    Betrayal (2)

    Aired 2/21/97

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Metalhead Goes AWOL (1)

    Aired 2/14/97

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Fear at Fifty Fathoms

    Aired 2/7/97

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Wreckage: Revenge!

    Aired 1/10/97

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    The Hard Road Home

    Aired 1/3/97

  • Cast & Crew
  • Garry Chalk

    Lt. Stone

  • Brian Drummond

    Albert 'Ballistic' Salviatti (Eagle Eye)

  • Michael Dobson

    Sgt. Robert S. Savage

  • Matt Hill (III)

    Matthew 'Metal Head' Hurley

  • Blu Mankuma

    Quick Stryke / Omar 'Freight' Diesel

  • show Description
  • G.I. Joe Extreme was the first totally independent animated revival of the G.I. Joe franchise. Although within the continuity of the original series, few references were made to it. Instead we see a new team of Joes operating in a post-Cold War world now racked by chaos and carnage. The Joes battled the forces of SKAR (Soldiers of Kaos, Anarchy, and Ruin) and independent mercenaries who sought to further destabilize an already unstable world. GI Joe History The very first G.I.Joe animation was seen in the 1982 television commercial for Marvel Comics' G.I.Joe #1. Sunbow Productions produced all of the G.I.Joe animation between 1982 and 1988. In 1983, Sunbow produced the five-part G.I. Joe syndicated television mini-series, The M.A.S.S. Device. In 1984, it was followed up by The Revenge of Cobra mini-series. In 1985, The Pyramid of Darkness launched the daily cartoon that ran for two seasons. Sunbow concluded their run of G.I.Joe animation with G.I. Joe : The Movie in 1987. In 1989, another fledgling animation studio, DIC Animation, animated the further cartoon adventures of G.I. Joe with their mini-series Operation: Dragonfire. DIC also animated two seasons of cartoons in 1990 and 1991. However, DIC operated on a much lower budget and the results were of a much lower standard of quality than the Sunbow cartoons. In 1995, Sunbow produced a new G.I. Joe cartoon for the new toyline, Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles. It was the first and only episode to feature these characters. The episode was came packaged with the figure, Commando Sgt. Savage, and was never aired on T.V. G.I. Joe Extreme lasted for two seasons, airing between 1995 and 1997. There were 26 episodes in all. This show was part of a G.I. Joe Extreme launch as there was a toyline and comic series also introduced in 1995. The "... And Knowing is Half the Battle" public service announcements also returned with this series.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (16)

    • Metal Head: Extreme, dude, totally extreme!

    • (As Quick Stryke moves in to attack Iron Klaw)
      Iron Klaw: Quick Stryke is returning to us!

    • Stone: I'll be watching you. Quick Stryke: I wouldn't have it any other way, mon.

    • Iron Klaw: Everything is satisfactory. Rampage (mutters): Things will never be satisfactory until the day I take over SKAR.

    • Iron Klaw: Rampage, you have the box? It will do as you claim? Rampage: I bet my life on it. Iron Klaw: Exactly what I had in mind.

    • Rampage: You idiot! Without that satellite Klaw won't pay me and if he won't pay, you will!

    • Wreckage: I am just a wreckage of a man

    • Stone: I see you disobeyed orders and came after me... Thanks

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    Notes (21)

    • First appearances of Ballistic, Black Dragon, Clancy, Harpoon, Inferno, Iron Klaw, Mayday, Metal Head, Quick Stryke, Rampage, Sgt. Savage, and Lt. Stone.

    • Episode Focus: Mayday

    • Episode Focus: Quick Stryke

    • This episode establishes Rampage's desire to seize control of SKAR from Iron Klaw.

    • Ballistic's codename would later be changed to Eagle Eye after all the publicity generated by this incident.

    • Episode Focus: Ballistic

    • We learn that Sgt. Savage had a wife and child during World War II.

    • Iron Klaw is fascinated by Genghis Khan and looks at him as the ideal leader. This would play out in later episodes and the comic series.

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    Trivia (4)

    • Although he wrote the Series Bible, this is the only episode written by Buzz Dixon. He would leave the series after this episode to begin work on his Christian manga series Serenity.

    • General Blitz, the leader of the Iron Army and primary villain of Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles, is not mentioned in this episode. The fact, however, that Gerbin is said to be the last Iron Army leader would seem to suggest that Blitz was killed sometime between that series and G.I. Joe Extreme.

    • Many writers for G.I. Joe Extreme wrote episodes of Stargate: Infinity. Richard Mueller wrote an episode for that series similar to this one titled Feet of Clay.

    • Although Inferno himself never appears in this season, a target dummy of him is seen in this episode with a slightly modified design from the first season.

    Allusions (6)

    • Big Ben is clearly visible in the opening sequence over London.

    • Agra is an ancient city in modern-day India that was the capital city of the Mughal Emperor Babar's territory.

    • Genghis Khan was the leader of the Mongol Empire which spread from China to Germany and encompassed numerous nationalities, cultures, and religious identities.

    • This episode firmly establishes that the Sgt. Savage of GI Joe Extreme is the same Sgt. Savage that appeared in Sgt. Savage and the Screaming Eagles, the intended pilot for another GI Joe revival.

    • The battle at the beginning of this episode clearly takes place in the Washington Monument.

    • Tai-pan was the term used to describe a foreign businessman in Hong Kong during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. The term is now used for business executives in general.

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