Darkwing Duck

Season 3 Episode 5

The Steerminator

Aired Weekdays 3:30 PM Oct 10, 1992 on ABC
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Episode Summary

The Steerminator
F.O.W.L. rebuilds Taurus Bulba into a death machine, hoping to create a new agent from him. Bullba refuses their offer and burns only with the desire to have revenge on Darkwing. To make matters worse, a recent accident has Darkwing in a wheelchair. Can he defeat a new and improved Terminator machine in his condition?moreless

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  • Taurus Bulba is brought back to life as a robot by F.O.W.L. and he wants revenge on his arch enemy Darkwing Duck.

    It was pretty much as i expected, a great episode. Taurus Bulba looks really cool as a half-machine, half-bull hybrid. The animation is good as usual, no dramatical changes. This episode manages to be very dark throughout, with lesser jokes than usual but more horror and action. And that's a good thing. The only thing that bothered me was the ending. They could(and should) either let Taurus Bulba die OR decided from the very start that this should be a two-part episode. The ending is painful to watch, knowing that there is no following conclusion.moreless
Christine Cavanaugh

Christine Cavanaugh

Gosalyn Mallard

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

Darkwing Duck/Drake Mallard, Nega-Duck, Herb Muddlefoot

Terence McGovern

Terence McGovern

Launchpad McQuack

Katie Leigh

Katie Leigh

Honker Muddlefoot

Tim Curry

Tim Curry

Taurus Bullba

Guest Star

Rob Paulsen

Rob Paulsen


Recurring Role

Danny Mann

Danny Mann

J. Gander Hooter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Darkwing: Well, I refuse to feel guilty. I don't want her (Gosalyn) out there where Bulba might find her. He nearly killed her once to get to me,and I won't risk that again.

    • Steelbeak: (About Taurus Bulba' new body) The lab boys sure have come a long way since they fitted me with my new schnozzola. How are they at tummy tucks?

    • Steerminator: This is not over, Darkwing Duck! I will be back!
      Darkwing: Something tells me my life just got a whole lot more complicated.

    • (Fowl just revived Taurus Bulba)
      Head of F.O.W.L.: Welcome to the Fiendish Organization for World Larceny, agent Taraus Bulba.
      Darkwing Duck: T-Taurus Bullba, I thought he was dead.

  • NOTES (6)

    • Though the series never showed us what happened to Taurus Bulba (on account that the series was not renewed for a fourth season), in 2010, a Darkwing Duck comic book started to be published (whichis seen as the continuation of the animated series), where the first story arc, The Duck Knight Returns, reveals what happened to Taurus Bulbaafter he got away (he became the CEO ofan enterprise called Quackwerks, whoseized control over all of St. Canard), leading to the final showdonw between Darkwing and Bulba, which would have happened if the series had not been cancelled.

    • Final appearance of Honker.

    • Final appearance of the F.O.W.L. agency.

    • Final appearance of Steelbeak.

    • The final appearance of Taurus Bullba

    • This episode leaves us in a bit of a cliffhanger, that was to be resolved in season 4, but since ABC and Disney cancelled the contract that included Darkwing among others, Season 4 never saw the light of day, leaving us to wonder what happens next in the showdown between D.W. and his ultimate enemy.


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