James Bond, Jr.

Season 1 Episode 2

Earth Cracker

Aired Daily 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1991 on
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Our heroes are out exploring the woods around Warfield when suddenly they are attacked by a battle tank. The driver turns out to be Oddjob - the henchman of Auric Goldfinger! The steel-rimmed bowler hat-wearing assassin kidnaps a student called Lotta Dinaro and takes her to the nearby airfield where S.C.U.M. load her onto a plane bound for Puerto Rico. James Jr. and his friends follow the plane there hoping they can rescue her. Before they leave, IQ packs a wristwatch that can fire a climbing rope, a video camera that can detect gold within a range of twenty miles, a couple of mini-explosives disguised as AA batteries and a homing device linked to the watch. Shortly after they arrive, James Jr.'s camcorder detects gold buried in the hills and so he goes to investigate while Tracy and IQ go look for a hotel in the town of Puerto. On their way there, Tracy and IQ encounter many rough men from the mountains, and the local villagers aren't very forthcoming as to whether or not they've seen a young woman from the city. While climbing the mountains, James Jr. spots Oddjob in a helicopter. Keeping out of sight inside a cave, James Jr. shoots the homing device at the chopper with a sling-shot, hitting the target. Suddenly an ear-splitting noise vibrates through the land; creating a massive earthquake that not only leaves the town of Puerto in ruins, but also buries James Jr. in the cave. Tracy and IQ survive the quake, as well as the goons they encountered, who are now leaving. Suspecting them of working for Goldfinger, Tracy and IQ follow them. Using one of the explosives IQ gave him, James Jr. blows open the blockage in the cave but loses the other bomb in the rubble whilst climbing out. He follows the helicopter's signal all the way a valley where he discovers that Goldfinger is holding Lotta for ransom: Lotta's father is a rich eccentric who has spent his life searching for the lost city of El Dorado - the city of gold. Unless Lotta's father tells Goldfinger the location of El Dorado, he will test the power of his industrial laser on Lotta. The devoted father tells Goldfinger what he wants to know, but the villain has his own agenda. It is revealed that ever since Goldfinger's plan to raid Fort Knox was thwarted, he was secretly building a new weapon modification for his laser, codenamed 'Earth Cracker'. An Ultrasonic generator powerful enough to bring cities to ruins, which he has demonstrated on Puerto. The villain plans to use the laser to excavate the ancient city from under the ground. James Jr. watches and records everything hanging from a climbing rope but is discovered and captured by Oddjob! Tracy and IQ pick up James Jr.'s trail while following the guards, finding the battery grenade he lost earlier. They find James Jr., the girl and her father all placed in a giant bowl held in the hands of one of the twenty-foot tall statues guarding the city. Using the giant laser, Goldfinger starts melting the gold of which El Dorado is composed. As the gold melts it is put through a generator that turns the liquid back into solid bars of bullion, which Goldfinger plans to smuggle out of the country. At one thousand degrees centigrade he expects James Jr. to be burned to death. By setting off the explosive up in the hill, IQ is able to distract the bad guys long enough for James Jr. to make an escape. He hangs the climbing rope down to the bottom of the statue and he, Lotta and her father all slide down to safety. With the henchmen all investigating the explosion, James Jr. manages to gain control of the laser. Oddjob tries to interfere but James Jr. lasers his flying hat out of it's path, and then uses Earth Cracker to cause another massive earthquake, burying El Dorado, along with Goldfinger and Oddjob. Mr. Dinaro is pleased that his daughter is safe, but sad that after all his years of trying to find El Dorado it is again lost forever. All those years of trying to prove the city's existence are down the drain, or so it seems. Apparently James Jr. had picked up a golden figurine from the crumbling city as a souvenir, which he gives to Lotta's father as proof.moreless

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Mona Marshall

Mona Marshall

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Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Horrise Boothroyd (a.k.a. IQ), Nick Nack

Jennifer Darling

Jennifer Darling

Phoebe Farragut

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

James Bond, Jr.

Pat Musick

Pat Musick

Halley Comet

Sheryl Bernstein

Sheryl Bernstein

Princess Yasmine

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