Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) - Season 9

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  • The Unknown Ninja
    Episode 1
    9/16/95
    8.3
    While watching video tapes of old battles, Raphael sees a mystery person spying on them. While the Turtles investigate, an alien warlord named Dregg sends his TechnoGansters to steal all of the gold supplies on Earth. The Turtles find them attacking the Federal Reserve Building and are outmatched, until the mystery person arrives. But he proves to be a handicap and the TechnoGansters escape. Back at the Lair, Donatello surprisingly announces that the mutagen is unstable and will cause unknown effects on them. They then find the mystery person in the sewers and he reveals himself to be Carter and in search of Splinter, who agrees to make Carter a student. Meanwhile at the Copcor Building, April sees the unveiling of the new robotic law enforcement: the Intimidators. But Dregg has them causing trouble and the Turtles race to the scene. Carter decides to go help, unknowingly spilling mutagen on himself. Dregg himself and the TechnoGansters join in the fight too, but they find it hard to beat the determined Turtles. Dregg traps Carter in a metal hold to keep the Turtles at bay, while he returns to the Federal Reserve. Suddenly, the mutagen makes Carter a giant metallic-skinned ninja and he breaks free. In the end, the Turtles defeat Dregg thanks to this "new mutant", unaware he's actually Carter.moreless
  • Dregg of the Earth
    Episode 2
    9/23/95
    9.0
    We open this story with Hi-Tech leading a group of Techogangsters on a break-in at a Government Lab. The object of their quest? A Proton Accerlerator, but the Turtles and Carter are there waiting for them, and after a fight scene Hi-Tech and the TechnoGangsters escape with their booty. The Turtles are ticked off at Carter because, once again, he didn't play like a team member. Carter is angered by their criticism and takes off on his motorcycle. Back at the lair, while Leonardo is unable to locate the Dreggnaught with their tracking equipment, Donatello continues to express concern about the results of his testing of the unstable mutagen. Suddenly, April contacts them to let them know that Dregg has landed on Earth and is preparing a press conference. The Turtles rush to meet April at the Park, where they hear Dregg announce his friendly intentions and offers the world his MOLECULAR CONVERTER, a device that will rid the world of pollution. To the Turtles' utter surprise, Dregg is a welcomed hero! All that Dregg asks for in return is a base of operations, so that he can put his advanced technology to use for the good the planet. The City is more than happy to provide him with a new skyscraper, now known as the Dregg Tower. The Turtles can't believe that this is happening! Somehow some way, they have to prove to the world that Dregg is evil. But they are unable to get inside his new building and dig up any dirt. Meanwhile, Carter, wanting desperately to prove his worth to the Turtles, makes a bogus deal with Dregg to deliver the Turtles to him. Dregg readily accepts. Only Carter neglects to inform the Turtles of this deal, and they most definitely feel betrayed when they are captured by Hi-Tech and his TechnoGangsters and delivered to the Dreggnaught. And to make matters worse, while the Turtles are strapped to steel slabs in Dregg's Power Chamber and are busily trying to free themselves - something happens. They momentarily and uncontrollably begin to mutate. But before the Turtles can dwell on the preview of their future, Carter arrives to rescue them. After Carter convinces the TMNT that this was all part of his plan to get the Turtles inside the Dregg Tower (seeing as how they couldn't by themselves), they embark on their mission to shut down Dregg. But during the middle of the climactic third act fight, Carter mutates, only this time the Turtles are able to witness it and April gets it all on tape. With Dregg temporarily defeated once again, the Turtles and Carter return to the lair. Unfortunately April lost her mini-cam holding the taped proof of Dregg's real intentions, but thanks to their commonality, the Turtles and Carter are finally a team.moreless
  • 9/30/95
    9.2
    Believing that the Turtles are the only thing that stands between him and total domination of the planet, and unable to obtain him much needed Neutronium Ore, Dregg makes contact with an old ally: Medusa, a sinisterly beautiful alien. Dregg employees Medusa to eliminate the Turtles for him. So while Medusa lures the Turtles into a fight at the hydroelectric plant, Hi-Tech successfully leads the Technogangsters back to the Neutronium mine, where they are free to continue their work. Back at the plant, the mutant Carter nearly destroys the dam (which would have caused the loss of thousands of lives) and in the confusion, Medusa captures Leonardo. It seems that she intends to sell him and the other Turtles into slave labor in another part of the galaxy. Carter, now back to his normal self, blames himself for Leonardo's disappearance. He realizes he needs to spend more time training with Splinter to learn to control his mutation. The Turtles accept Medusa's "invitation" to meet her at the World Broadcast Tower to rescue Leonardo, only to find that they have been duped. During their battle the Turtles experience a full-blown mutation - which scares Medusa and she retreats. Meanwhile, Dregg volunteers to repair the crippled SkySat Space Station, which has been orbiting the Earth powerless. Little do the Earthlings know that he intends to install his Stasis Relay System to fulfill his destiny to become the supreme ruler of the world! Medusa steals Carter's Virtual Reality Projector and uses it to lure Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo onto her ship. But by using the homing device built into the Turtles' Turtlecoms, Carter is able to locate Medusa's ship and rescue them. He sends Medusa (via her onboard teleporter) to the other side of the galaxy and foils Dregg's master plan. Unfortunately, the Turtles are being blamed for the destruction of the SkySat Station and Dregg is still considered a hero.moreless
  • The New Mutation
    Episode 4
    10/7/95
    9.0
    After yet another battle with DREGG'S TECHNOGANSTERS, the TMNT return to their lair with Carter. Dregg now has the law on his side. The TMNT narrowly escaped being arrested. Carter and the Turtles are fed up. They are tired of Dregg's ability to fool the humans into believing that he is their savior! After challenging Dregg to a final showdown, they find themselves on the losing end. Only this time, their new mutations have been captured on film and now the world believes the SuperTurtles to be evil horrible monsters. Unbeknownst to anyone the SLORR was released from its incubator and now it is missing. So, while Carter works on his Wrist Ray, the Turtles journeyed to the mountain site of Dregg's new base of operations: The Citadel. No sooner than the Turtles arrive, then they are attacked and mutate into their Super-Turtle forms. Dregg sends the REPLICON, a robotic warrior after them. They keep mutating and demutating during their fight. Every time they destroy the Replicon, it "replicates" itself in multiples. Meanwhile, April contacts Carter about the Giant Slug Creature (The Slorr) that is attacking the Northside mall. Carter discovers that whatever piece of metal the Slorr ingests, becomes part of it's physical make-up. Carter tries out his wrist ray and it works to stop the Slorr. The Slorr then flies away. Later, Carter and the Turtles team up and overload the Citadel generators with the X-fire fuel, in hopes that it will blow itself up - which it does and successfully reverse the Slorr's growth pattern back to its original slug-like form.moreless
  • The Showdown
    Episode 5
    10/14/95
    8.5
    At Carter's hideout, Michaelangelo and Carter hang out playing video games. However, today during a video game, the TV monitor goes screwy and Carter assumes that it's just a malfunction. Back at the lair, April contacts the other Turtles to inform them that all the TV stations in the City are jammed. Suddenly she is caught in the hypnotic effect of the spinning wheel pattern from her television set. Carter runs into his old rival JET McCABE. Jet is a teenager who's had a vendetta against Carter ever since Carter had him thrown out of a local martial arts club for cheating. Jet wants to settle the score but Carter can't take the time - the Turtles need him. Meanwhile, Dregg has contacted one of his minions SLEAZEBUG, who is presently recruiting able-bodied life forms all over the galaxy to participate in a martial arts tournament. If Sleazebug can get the TMNT for the tournament they will be transported clean across the galaxy and Dregg will not have them interefering with his plans. Sleazebug catches up with the team just as Carter is about to confront Jet McCabe. Sleazebug zaps them instantly to the site of the tournament but he fails to get Donatello and Raphael who tear off in pursuit. Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Carter and Jet find themselves in a holding cell on another planet. The martial arts tournament is at the compound of the sinister KARG. The rule here is "fight to the death". Carter and Jet must set aside their differences and, with the two Turtles, face a fearsome variety of alien combatants. Back on Earth, Donatello modifies the TechnoTracker based on his belief that Sleazebug's vehicle left a trail of particle traces. Don wants to follow the particle remains so that he and Raphael can obtain the teleporter and rescue Carter and the other Turtles. Meanwhile on the distant planet, a guard takes Leonardo and Michaelangelo to a teleporter in return for sparing his life. Jet elects to stay where he feels that he can be a champion. Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Carter arrive back on Earth in time to help Donatello and Raphael destroy Dregg's Mutation Machine and cause his latest base operations to blow sky high.moreless
  • Split-Second
    Episode 6
    10/21/95
    8.9
    Carter, April and the Turtles investigate a break-in at the Antique Timepiece Museum. Convinced that Dregg is responsible, but not sure why, the Turtles discover a clue on a wall display of two rows of clocks. Above the top row are the letters "LT," and above the bottom row are the letters "LL". Donatello deduces that they are "Longitude" and "Latitude" and, after adding up the numbers on the clocks and checking a map, he announced the location - the NorthWest Steel Mill. The heroes decide to investigate to see if it is one of Dregg's traps. But it is not Dregg, instead they find a costume character named CHRONOS - Master of Time and King of the Clocktower. Chronos escapes but threatens the Turtles that he is planning on committing two crimes and challenges them to stop him. Something about this guy seems familiar, so the Turtles separate into two teams to prevent both of Chronos crimes. April sets out to learn his identity. Back at the lair, the Intruder Alarm sounds and Splinter unexpectedly finds himself at the mercy of Chronos. Later, the Turtles and Carter reunite to compare notes. Only they happen to meet below the City Hall Clocktower which reminds them of a past adventure which leads them to the identity of Chronos. It seems his real name is Winston Fripp, and he was apprehended by the Turtles after he had robbed the City Treasurey. Apparently, the Turtles tied him up and left him in the Clocktower for the police. The clanking of the gears and the knelling of the bells drove him insane and he has vowed revenge against the Turtles ever since. But Fripp/Chronos does not know about Carter or the Turtles new mutations, so Carter is able to learn the location of Master Splinter and rescue him. Later, Dregg, who had supplied Chronos with his arsenal, pretends to have been responsible for the capture of Chronos and vows to continue protection the City from all criminals and the mutant Turtles!moreless
  • 10/28/95
    8.9
    Dregg announces to the world his latest project to benefit mankind - the STAR SHIELD. And once again, the Turtles can not believe the gullibility of the humans and have decided to take a new attitude - the heck with 'em! However, Splinter convinces the TMNT that it is their duty to fight evil, even when the whole world is against them. With that said, Carter and the Turtles team up with April to "get the goods" on Dregg. At the location of the Star Shield construction site, our heroes are amazed by the sight of this "cross between a flying saucer and a battleship". Convinced that no good can come from this, April successfully videotapes Dregg and Hi-Tech discussing the real purpose behind the Star Shield - to attack the people of Earth! But before April, Carter, and the Turtles can escape with the incriminating evidence, they are caught. After an obligatory fight scene, they narrowly escape. The Turtles return to the lair, while Carter escorts April to a local news station, where she hopes to convince the News Director to air the footage. Naturally, the News Director is a pro-Dregg supporter and believes the video tape to be a hoax. Meanwhile, Carter has been abducted by a team of TechnoGangsters and taken away. Back at the lair, April reports on her meeting with the News Director and is surprised to learn that Carter is not with the Turtles. Temporarily setting aside their concern for their friend, they decide to "pirate" the broadcast themselves. But before they can accomplish this, Carter arrives with ray guns blasting and destroys the tape. Meanwhile, two other characters, LANDOR and MERRIK, arrive from out of nowhere and help the Turtles defend themselves against Carter and the TechnoGangsters. But when the firefight is over, Carter, the TechnoGangsters, Landor, and Merrik are gone. The Turtles send April out to learn what she can about Landor and Merrik, while they are left to make heads or tails out of what just happened! They don't have to wait long, after Carter and TechnoGangsters return to finish the job, Landor and Merrik, who have been trying to convince the Turtles that they are from the future and that they are trying to protect them, have no choice but to -- go "BACK TO THE FUTURE". In the future, the Turtles discover that Dregg won, and that Carter is the local ENFORCER. But something is unsettling - Carter does not appear to be any older than he was in the past and also appears to have the strength of his mutant form without mutating. Soon, they discover that Carter is not Carter, but a robotic droid, and that he never did betray them. They must return to their own time before this bleak future really does come to pass. The Turtles arrive just in time to join forces with the real Carter, destroy the bogus Carter, and prevent Dregg's Star Shield from becoming operational. Later, April takes them to meet Landor and Merrik, two small children playing in the park.moreless
  • Doomquest
    Episode 8
    11/4/95
    9.2
    Once again, Dregg broadcasts his message to the citizens of Earth about the evil mutant Turtles and, once again, the Turtles are ticked off. In fact, the TMNT are so ticked off that they mutate on the spot and, in broad daylight, attack a squad of TechnoGangsters, scaring the local citizenry. This of course confirms the citizens' worst fears about the Turtles as promoted by Dregg. Back at the lair, after the fight scene and the escape scene, the Turtles complain about their inability to control their mutations. Splinter suggests that it is because they are unable to control their "deepest rage" and that they may have to "sacrifice more than they can possibly imagine" in order to finally defeat Dregg. Meanwhile in outer space onboard the Dreggnaught, an ALIEN SCOUT delivers the Vortex Crystal(which has the power to warp space itself) to Dregg. The alien crimelord is pleased, for with the power of this crystal, he will be able to bring his entire armada (which has been scattered across the galaxies) together and lay siege to planet Earth -- that is until the Alien Scout informs him that there is another who seeks the Vortex Crystal - DOOMQUEST! Dregg realizes that he must act quickly and perpetrates one last deception upon the Earthlings. But during the ceremony where Dregg "gifts" the Vortex Crystal to the Mayor as a source of unlimited clean energy, the sky darkens - Doomquest and his partner-in-crime, DRACONUS, have arrived and attempt to take possession of the Crystal. Fortunately, the Turtles have been spying on the proceedings and manage to get to it first. So while Doomquest captures Dregg, Draconus (aboard his Hover-Chariot) searches the City for the Crystal. April goes off to find a new mini-cam (hers was destroyed in the fire fight), the the Turtles and Carter attempt to analyze the "rock". Unfortunately for the Turtles, it doesn't take long for Draconus to track them down and take possession of the Crystal. However, the one thing they were able to learn about it was that they were unable to mutate in its presence. Back at Doomquest's Ship, the Crystal is activated and within minutes, "Dimensional Rifts" are opening up all over the City and releasing ALIEN MONSTERS. It seems that Doomquest's "quest" is to release his world (DARKREALM) which has been imprisoned in another dimension for centuries. The TMNT decide that they must get that Crystal and close all the vortexes before it is too late for the Earth as well as themselves. It seems that their mutations are causing them to turn on each other, which is very counterproductive. The Turtles arrive just as Dregg and Hi-Tech have escaped from their imprisonment and a battle royale ensues - everybody wants the Vortex Crystal. Carter manages to get it first with the help of the Turtles (who are willing to sacrifice the possibility of killing each other when they lose possession of the Crystal). The vortexes are closed and Doomquest is sucked back into the Darkrealm. That still leaves Dregg to contend with, but he is finally "outgunned" and decides to leave Earth for good. Meanwhile, April was able to get everything on video tape, broadcast it across the City and convince the humans that the TMNT are the real heroes.moreless
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