Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 3 Episode 44

Bye, Bye, Fly

Aired Unknown Dec 19, 1989 on CBS
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Bye, Bye, Fly

A team of archaeologists stumble upon a temple of unknown origin and culture buried near the Turtles' lair. However, before they can investigate further, they are frightened off by Baxter Stockman, who explores the temple himself.
The Turtles hear about the discovery courtesy of April, not wanting their security to be compromised, the TMNT decide to investigate themselves. Shredder also has an interest in the temple; it contains within it a rare energy crystal, which could potentially re-power the Technodrome!
Baxter discovers the temple is actually a spacecraft with a sentient computer system at the helm, it is capable of accessing multiple dimensions, and Baxter plots a trap for Shredder and the Turtles. After The Turtles and Shredder meet up, Baxter springs his trap, using a Muta-Zoo Gun; he transforms Michelangelo into a gerbil and Shredder into a fly (how ironic).
The TMNT are forced to team with Rocksteady and Bebop to battle and outwit Baxter. They succeed and they restore Michelangelo to normal.
Muta-Zoo Gun, but refuse to transform Shredder back for a while as revenge for the many scoldings they have received at his hand.
Baxter activates the spacecraft and attempts to travel to Dimension x, but Donatello was able to take out the geographic stabilizer, without it, the vessel falls apart completely, stranding Baxter in another dimension. and at the mercy of a colossal alien Spider. What a world!


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  • Bye, Bye fly features Baxter Stockmans return with an alien spaceship.

    Another good episode Bye Bye Fly marks the return of Baxter Stockman, the Fly, who is a character, when used right can make a great episode, this one though is a little too coincedental at parts. I know that this show is intentionally a corny show but I dont buy it that the weapon on the alien ship just happens to be the weapon that is perfectly suited for Baxter's revenge. I did like that the weapon that could turn people into animals is the episodes main plotline but I thought that its existence needed some better explaining. Also it would be a better episode if the weapon not only turned you into a animal but also mutated you with one. Overall however this episode, even with all of its bad parts was an averagely good one.moreless
Dorian Harewood

Dorian Harewood

Shredder (Season 3 Alternate)

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Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

Baxter Stockman

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