G.I. Joe

Season 1 Episode 36

The Gamesmaster

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Aired Weekdays 3:00 PM Oct 21, 1985 on
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The Gamesmaster
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A bored game player decides to have members of both G.I.Joe and Cobra become part of his newest and most dangerous game where they are the victims.

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  • Deadly Game

    9.5
    This is once again "The Most Dangerous Game" motiff that has practically been done dozens of times in dozens of shows, but it's always fun because the rules may be the same but the players change.



    What really makes this episode interesting is it's one of the first episodes where we see both Cobra and G.I. Joe work together which is I'll admit both sureal but interesting at the same time. From outside the game but mainly I liked the interplay inside the game which was a little funny.



    I really liked the way the game was designed it was sort of a psychidelic candy land much like in "Chalie and the Cholate Factory" but it was a perfect backdrop for them to contend with dangers everywhere they turn it's practically formated liek a video game, it contained from hazards like a Butterscotch lake, toy robot soilders, a deadly robot brontasouraus, down to the dreaded giant lawnmower.



    Even the Gamemaster himself is a good villian he is creepy due to how psychotic he is as well as intimidating because he's litterally a giant almost as big as Abobo from the "Double Dragon" video game.



    One of the highlights of the episode no doubt was seeing the Baroness in a two piece swimsuit thoughout the whole episode. I even liked this one moement when Lady Jaye showed emotion when she mistakenly though Flint was dead, and it was supprising that the Baroness actually had respect for him.



    My only real problem with the episode is I don't feel that the characters in the game were chalanged enough. Why the heck couldn't the Gamemaster of set up more obsticles or even a few more bosses for them to contend with. But oh well, in a way this episode reminds me of an old saying, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend.moreless
Michael Yama

Michael Yama

voice of Torpedo (W-4 Edward W. Leialoha)

Stan Wojno

Stan Wojno

voice of Lifeline (E-5 Edwin C. Steen)

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

voice of Slip Stream (0-2 Gregory B. Boyajian)

Francois Chau

Francois Chau

voice of Quick-Kick (E-4 MacArthur S. Ito)

Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen

voice of Airborne (E-5 Franklin E. Talltree) / Zandar

Hank Garrett

Hank Garrett

voice of Dial Tone (E-4 Jack S. Morelli)

Gregg Berger

Gregg Berger

voice of Cutter (O-2 Skip Stone) / Rip Cord (E-4 Wallace A. Weems) / Spirit (E-4 Charlie Iron-Knife) / Sparks / Firefly

Recurring Role

Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

voice of Cobra Commander / Breaker / Gung Ho / Ripper / Steeler / Frostbite

Recurring Role

Keone Young

Keone Young

Storm Shadow

Recurring Role

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