Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Season 7 Episode 3

Something Wicked

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 27, 2008 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • If there's been a engram of the Shredder all this time, why didn't the Foot activate it after he was banished?

  • Quotes

    • Cyber-Shredder: Turtles, I learned that you're still alive, but I had not expected to see you here.
      Michelangelo: Likewise, Bucket Head; I see you're looking more twisted than ever.
      Raphael: Last we heard, you were imprisoned in some far-off asteroid with zero chance of parole.
      Cyber-Shredder: I know not of what you speak, but you should have learned by now that nothing can stop the Shredder!

    • Cyber Shredder: You see, by an amalgamation of Utrom technology and your pathetic Earth machinery, I, long ago, created a digital engram of myself, a backup that was constantly renewed, and could be resurrected should anything happen to my corporal form. This engram was locked away for safekeeping in a data vault until some strange cyber life form attempted to break into the vault, and activated its defense mechanisms, the mechanism that released me, allowed me to absorb and commandeer this Viral being, so that I am as you see me now!

    • Raphael: Race 'em?! Now you're talking my language!
      Michelangelo: He would be talking to you, Raph, if you talk about being in second. I hope you like looking at my back.
      Raphael: Ha! We'll see about that.
      Leonardo: You'll need more of head start than that.

    • Michaelangelo: My fellow cybernauts, we are bravely going where no turtle has gone before: the digital world, cyberspace!
      Raphael: No turtles have ever done any of the things we do.
      Michaelangelo: Touche!

  • Notes

    • Possibly Karai was the only one who knew about the cyber engram.

    • Villain: Cyber-Shredder

    • It is revealed how the Cyber Shredder came to be. Ch'rell, the Utrom Shredder used a combination of earth machinery and Utrom technology to create an engram of himself should anything happen to his original form. The engram was stored in a cyber vault for safekeeping. When Viral attempted to hack into the vault, she triggered its defense system which released the engram, hijacking her body.

  • Allusions

    • The vehicles used by the Turtles to traverse cyberspace are similar to the vehicles used in the film Tron.

    • This episode's title is a reference to the line "Something wicked this way comes", from the William Shakespeare play, Macbeth.