Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 4 Episode 1

Plan Six from Outer Space

Aired Unknown Sep 10, 1990 on CBS
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Plan Six from Outer Space
The Technodrome is back in Dimension X, and Shredder and Krang are not the least bit happy about it! Determined to get even, the two villains send Rocksteady and Bebop to earth (using the Dimensional Portal.), the two stooge's task is to attach special trans-dimensional thrusters to the Channel Six Building, fearing a confrontation with the TMNT will scuttle his plan, Krang disguises Rocksteady and Bebop as humans, but this camouflage will only be temporary, if the two mutants can't complete their mission within the next few hours, the disguises will wear off. Krang also creates the Pretendicon, a cyborg in the guise of Splinter, to lure the Turtles into the Channel Six building, if all goes smoothly, then the Dimensional thrusters [once attached to the building] will send the TMNT and Channel Six on a one way ride into Dimension X! Meanwhile, the green machine, believing the Technodrome vanquished for good, plan a long unwinding vacation. Rocksteady and Bebop infiltrate Channel six in their human guises, they pose as Janitors, but they become so popular with the staff in the building, that they are quickly promoted to VP'S Producers in charge of programming! Whilst the first phase of Shredder and Krang's revenge scheme has gone pear-shaped, the pretendacon, as Splinter, begins the next phase by luring the TMNT to channel six. The fake Splinter's arrogant and rash behaviour leads The Turtles to think their master is ill. Shredder reminds Rocksteady and Bebop [soaking it up in their new positions] why they are at Channel six, and the two goofs attach the trans-dimensional thrusters to the structure, they also kidnap April when she stumbles onto their scheme. Just in the nick of time, the real splinter intervenes when he contacts his students (VIA radio) that April has been kidnapped. The TMNT quickly despatch the Pretendacon, and race to save April, and remove the trans-dimensional thrusters. With their new, cushy life-style (and their mission) now in ruins, Rocksteady and Bebop quickly return to the Technodrome v.i.a the Trans-dimensional Portal, leaving the Turtles with a realisation: no matter how far away they are, Shredder and Krang are still as dangerous, and still as driven to destroy the green machine and conquer the worldmoreless

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  • The season 4 premiere marks the beggining of the series finest season...

    Plan 6 from Outer Space is a great episode although it doesn't live up to the 3 previous episodes. I liked that they referenced Dimension Z from the Mr. Ogg episode. I liked the Dimension Z parts and the fact that, for the most part Bebop and Rocksteady were the main villains. I liked there holo images they used but I did not like the idea of the pretendocon. It seemed to much like many robots Shredder and Krang made such as the turtle terminator. It was just to cliche for me. However this episode is still an excellent season opener and better than an average episode.moreless
Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon


Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke


James Avery (I)

James Avery (I)

Shredder (Oroku Saki)

Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

Krang/Burne Thompson

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)/Vernon Fenwick

Renae Jacobs

Renae Jacobs

April O'Neil

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Season Four would introduce new background music that would be featured until the premiere of Season 8, which influenced darker themes.

    • In "Shredderville" the Turtles recognized Bebop and Rocksteady in their human form but not in this episode.

    • The Technodrome is now stuck on the asteroid, but in the previous episode, is crashed into a huge metal orb. Plus ships of Rock soldiers were everywhere so it doesn´t make much sense that they must be contacted by special equipent now.

    • Bebop and Rocksteady act like they've never seen Dimension X, despite the fact that they spent half of season two there.

    • Krang was trying to blast Earth into Dimension X in the previous episode. But in this episode, he seems dead keen on getting Channel 6's transmitting equipment. And that's also what everyone claims he was after last episode! Did they forget what happened?

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Bebop: We are replacing all the cartoons with operas. The little kids could use culture.
      Rocksteady: I wanna run nothing but commercials from 8 to 11 every night. They're more fun to watch than some of the programs.
      (phone rings)
      Shredder: Rocksteady, Bebop, what do you two cretins think you're doing?
      Rocksteady: Hello, boss, how'd you get our private phone number?
      Shredder: Simple, I dialed 'M' for Moron.

  • NOTES (9)


    • Episode Title: Plan Six From Outer Space

      The episode title is a spoof of the Ed Wood cult movie titled Plan 9 From Outer Space.