Tales of the Gold Monkey

Season 1 Episode 3

Black Pearl

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 13, 1982 on ABC
9.2
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Black Pearl
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The nazis are trying to create an atomic bomb so Jake poses as a defecting U.S. scientist, and Sarah searches for the experimental German bomb and a famed black pearl.

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  • Jake, Corky and an American passenger discover a boatload of dead slaves who have been infected by a deadly canister - which is part of a Nazi plot to create an atomic bomb. Decent plot but a bit dragged out in places...moreless

    8.5
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    I'm not sure exactly how I feel about 'Black Peal'. Overall it has a good plot, but I found it took too long in places to get to the real plot. I love in the era that 'Gold Monkey' was made that things were often a little slower, to allow a little more depth, but at the same time, I sometimes find that 'Gold Monkey' episodes take 10 minutes to tell something that could be done in 2.



    Thankfully, things pick up towards the end, with Jake taking the place of undercover American spy Johnny Kimball – who Sarah has accidentally knocked out – and puts an end to the Nazi atomic bomb plot.



    There are some nice Corky scenes as he gets to pilot the Goose, and the climax is pretty exciting – even if it does have some rather obvious model work (though in a way it kinda fits in with the whole 1930s Matinee style the series goes for).



    Not much more to say in this one. I like it overall, though the aforementioned slow patches do knock my final rating down a bit. I give it 8.5 out of 10.moreless
Cliff Potts

Cliff Potts

Johnny Kimble

Guest Star

Barrie Ingham

Barrie Ingham

Otto Wolfschmidt

Guest Star

Bo Brundin

Bo Brundin

Herman Kreiss

Guest Star

Les Jankey

Les Jankey

Gushie the Waiter

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Ahmed Kalane

Ahmed Kalane

The Bartender

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