Jonny Quest

Season 1 Episode 15

Turu the Terrible

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Dec 25, 1964 on ABC

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  • Suspenseful and action-packed!

    But, while that's undeniably enough for viewers ten and under, older viewers would have a lot of unanswered questions. For example: how did that Old Man get up to that plateau, in the first place? I doubt they had rocket-packs when he was Dr. Quest's age! More to the point, how did he get a self-propelled wheelchair up there? I'm specifically referring to the scene where he's moving up a steep grade, while holding a lantern in one hand and some kind of lever with the other! Did he devise some kind of steam engine for the wheelchair? Or, was Turu pushing it along, from behind? Last, but not least; why did those crocodiles attack the Amazon Queen like that? Had Turu's ancestors developed the habit of attacking native fishermen in their canoes? Conditioning the crocs to attack the survivors? Maybe, even initiate some attacks on their own? Too bad neither of the spin-off series tried to answer these questions. It would've made a great sequel to this story.