Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Season 2 Episode 13

Return of the Technodrome

Aired Unknown Dec 03, 1988 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Krang, sick of Shredder's constant failings, makes a shocking resolve to return the Technodrome to earth. To accomplish this impossible feat, Krang sends Shredder an energy-converter from Dimension x, and instructs the villain to take over the hydroelectric station at Niagara Falls.

There, Shredder must attach the device to the power relays, that way Krang can create a portal big enough to send the Technodrome through. Meanwhile, Splinter takes a much-needed meditation period, just as the turtles get word of Shredder's attack on Niagara Falls. They race to prevent the villain from succeeding, but after a long battle with the returning foot soildiers, they fail. The giant portal is created, and the Technodrome returns to earth!

With the machine running low on power, Krang and Shredder take the Technodrome underground, from there, they create a series of earthquakes, hoping to reduce all the earth's city's to the ground, unless they are made the planet's sole sovereigns. Splinter, sensing impending doom, reunites with his students in time for the final batte.

Together with April, the green machine penetrate the Technodrome, after a gripping battle with the foot soldiers, Donatello manages to turn the power of the Earthquake device against its makers, the Turtle's barly manage to escape as the quakes send the Technodrome spiralling downwards, it's destination: the centre of the earth!

After this victory, the Turtles take some some scorching well-earned pizza as their just reward. Cowabunga, the villains are defeated. Or ARE they...?moreless

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  • Another one of my most favorite episodes.

    THis is one of my most favorite episodes and I had seen this one many times. I had this one memorized well when there was a time I hadn\'t seen this episode in over 10 years. This is very action packed and has very good background music for mood of scenes. In this its a slow news day and april is told to make news. KRang has had it with shredder\'s failures and decides to bring the technodrome to earth himself. When the techndorome is in dimension X it is dark and red. krang was a different color this episode. The turtles go to stop shredder and the fight is good. I loved it how krang reacted when the technodrome\'s portal closed, but was able to reopen it. I loved how the technodrome was surrounded by hundreds of the bad guys and Krang wanted to destroy them himself.

    but the technodrome ran out of power. I liked the sarcastic dialoge to shredder and krang like shredder saying he likes krang\'s plan and krang asked if he had any choice. Krang appears on the tvs and tells the city he will cause another earthquake if they do not leave (He plans to leave the city as their base of operations). The turtles are aware and find the trail the technodrome left. the battle was great between splinter and shredder and the turtles and bebop, rocksteady and the foot. The turtles rewire everythinga nd the technodrome sinks to the earth\'s core in lava and krang yelled shredder this is all your fault I\'ll get you for this. I thought this was the end of the bad guys when the technodrome sank into the lava and I also thought it was the end as shredder was dangling by his cape over a broken bridge above a pit in the technodrome. It looked like it was the series finale.moreless
  • Perfect!!!!!!

    So Splinter is leaving for a journey, and Krang has had enough with Shredder, and is going to come back to Earth... and zaps all of the power at Niagara Falls with it! The Turtles have to fight Bebop, Rocksteady, Foot and Rock Soldiers, and the Technodrome itself to drive it to the Earth's Core.
Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon


Cam Clarke

Cam Clarke


James Avery (I)

James Avery (I)

Shredder (Oroku Saki)

Jennifer Darling

Jennifer Darling


Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

Krang/Burne Thompson

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Splinter (Hamato Yoshi)/Vernon Fenwick

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (17)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Leonardo: Okay, let's get back to the city. You never know when Shredder might strike next.
      (Turtlecom beeps; Leonardo answers.)
      April: (On turtlecom) Fellas! We got serious problems!
      Raphael: (Talking to Leonardo) You had to open your big mouth.

    • Bebop: (snorts) Well well look who's here--adios, shell brains!! (shoots at them while there on the turtle blimp)

    • Krang: (on Com-Link) Shredder, The Turtles are sure to find out about your plan and are certain to stop you. That's why I'm sending you a contingent of Foot Soldiers and Rock Soldiers.
      Shredder: At last! You won't regret this, Krang!!
      Krang: I'd better not!!!

    • Leonardo: Wait! You can't fire your lasers in here! It'll damage the circuitry!
      Bebop: Uh, he's right.
      Rocksteady: I guess we got to do this the ol' fashioned way. Ain't that a shame?!!

    • Bebop: One 'a dose days, dose Toidles are really gonna get it!

    • Krang: Shredder!! This is all your fauuullt!! I'll get you for thiiiiiiis!!!!

    • Rocksteady: The other soldiers should have been back by now! What could have happened to 'em?
      Leonardo: We happened, Rocksteady!!

    • April: Something tells me this is the grand finale.
      Raphael: I'm sure glad we got good seats.

    • Shredder: So, Hamato Yoshi, it appears it is time for our final confrontation!
      Splinter: Hamato Yoshi is no longer, there is only Splinter.
      Shredder: And soon, he will be gone as well.

    • April: And I always thought Niagara Falls was a romantic place.

    • Burne: It's a slow news day, April. Do you know what good reporters do at times like these?
      April: (Excitedly) They take the rest of the day off, and see a movie?!
      Burne: No. They go out and make news! which is what I suggest you do!
      Irma: You're going to see the Turtles again aren't you? Oh, can I go with you? Pleeeeese!
      April: Irma, the Turtles are not the most exciting thing in my life!
      Irma: Maybe not in yours. (Dreamily) But they certainly are in mine!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Shredder: I sense that my ancient enemy, Hamato Yoshi, is nearby.

      The way Splinter and Shredder can sense each other's presence is similar to Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.