Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)

Season 7 Episode 1

Tempus Fugit

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 13, 2008 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • At one point, the turtles arrived at what appeared to be a future event in which the original Tengu Shredder (who somehow came back to life), Ch'rell, the Utrom Shredder (who somehow returned from his exile), and the new Cyber Shredder are having a three-way war. In addition, the turtles encounter a strange warrior who claims to have defeated them.

    • When Mikey says he'll call the triceratops Zog The Second, he's making a reference to the other Triceratops he befriended in Return Of Savanti.

  • Quotes

    • Michelangelo: (about falling to the Turtles and Splinter) Finally, I'm not on the bottom!

    • Leonardo: Are we home?
      Raphael: That don't sound like home.

    • Khan: You! But how? I disposed of you myself!
      Michelangelo: Uh, do we know you?

    • Splinter: (to two Shredders) Surely, you'd rather focus your attacks on a shared adversary than each other.

    • Splinter: Sometimes, the enemies of an enemy can be a friend.
      Raphael: Yeah? Well, they ain't looking too friendly now!

    • Donatello: (seeing Foot Ninjas fight each other) What the shell?! Mikey, what did you say to Viral?! When are we?!
      Michelangelo: I think around present day, at least that's what I asked her to send us. Course I had to make it sound dangerous so...

    • Raphael: (seeing two Shredders fight) So you got us sent to some twisted time with two Shredders?!
      Michelangelo: Look, I was only trying to help, okay?
      Raphael: Make that three! Look out!

    • Knight: You, strange knight, and your band of green fiends! Prepare to be vanquished! Charge!
      Serling: "Strange knight"? Does he mean me?
      Raphael: Relax, buckethead, it's just one guy. No sweat!
      Knight: Attack! (an army of knights comes from behind him)
      Raphael: Alright, maybe a little sweat.

  • Notes

    • While this episode simultaneously serves as the season finale of Fast Forward and the season premier of Back to the Sewers, their were plans to do a second season of Fast Forward. Among the plans would have included Ch'rell, the Utrom Shredder, attacking the turtles in 2105 and having the ability to possess people by attaching his body to one's face. Ch'rell's choice would have been a Triceraton, and would have called the combination the TriShreddatron.

    • The animation of characters in this season highly reflects the TMNT (2007) film.

    • Don uses Turtle-X to escape the three-way Shredder War and get himself and his family back home. This would be the first time someone other than Cody has used Turtle-X.

    • Villains: Cyber-Shredder, Utrom Shredder, Tengu Shredder, Viral, and a warrior who claims to have already defeated the turtles and is later revealed as Kahn, the Cyber-Shredder's right-hand man.

    • This episode concludes "Fast Forward" and premieres "Back to the Sewer". As such, both themes are used, at the beginning and end, respectively.

    • A new version of the Shredder has risen. When Viral attempted to infect a powerful Foot program (no doubt created by the Utrom Shredder), the program destroyed her and used her data to create a Cyber Shredder.

    • Due to an accident, Serling is now in the present time with the turtles.

  • Allusions