The Adventures of TinTin

Season 2 Episode 4

King Ottokar's Sceptre (1)

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Aired Unknown Feb 14, 1993 on
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Tintin finds a briefcase at the Park and goes to return it to its owner, professor Alembick, who is a sigillographer. The professor is invited to Syldavia to study the royal seals. On Tintin's way out Tintin overhears his name in a conversation. Tintin follows one of the men and goes to a Syldavian restaurant where he overhears some more conversation concerning Professor Alembick's invitation to the Syldavia. That night Tintin gets a strange phone call from a man who wants to meet him about some important issue. However, when Tintin opens the door, the man drops senseless to the ground. When he comes around, Tintin finds that he is sufferring from amnesia. Intrigued by these incidents, Tintin decides to become the Professor's secretary and accompanies him to Syldavia. On the plane, Tintin suspects that the Professor he is traveling with is an imposter but is unable to prove it. They have to change planes and the pilot of the second plane tries to kill Tintin by ejecting his seat from the plane, but Tintin is saved by falling into a cart filled with hay.moreless

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  • Another very good episode of the show, great dialogue and never ending suspense

    8.3
    King Ottokah's sceptre, the eighth book in the series was very entertaining - this was also Bianca Castafiore's first appearance on the show. But the king himself, was saved the number one hero - Tintin!



    So, Tintin is on a case, and the two detectives Thompson and Thomson were almost killed by a package for Tintin containing a bomb. He soon meets the Professor of Sciences, who is soon heard talking to Tintin on the phone and is then kidnapped. Of course Tintin didn't know this, for it was the Professor's twin who took over, an imposter and in which Tintin found out when it was alreeady too late. Tintin was deliberately dropped out of a flying plane and in which he had to convince the Syldavia locals of the King's sceptre being in danger by Colonel Jorgen (known as Borris on this episode) and the Imposter. But overall, the funniest characters were and are always the detectives Thompson and Thomson who never bore you.



    In a very suspenseful second part to this episode, the King tries to help Tintin and his true or not true story about the stolen sceptre. But in a glorius ending, Snowy walks in with the sceptre for the King, just in time for the ceremony. However, even though Tintin saved the day and won the war/battle, one of the villains will return later on in the series (Explorers on the Moon) for his revenge.



    Overall - "King Ottokah's Sceptre" was a very impressive show with twists & turns at every corner. It also contained much comedy. I love this series, now on to watching the next episode, where Tintin finally meets one of my favorite characters, and in which is also one of this show's best... Who is it? You'll have to find out on the next (ninth book) "The Crab with the golden Claws".



    "King Ottokah's Sceptre" was the eighth book in the series. (Chronological order)moreless
Wayne Robson

Wayne Robson

Professor Cuthbert Calculus

Colin O'Meara

Colin O'Meara

Tintin

David Fox

David Fox

Captain Haddock

John Stocker

John Stocker

Detective Thompson

Dan Hennessey

Dan Hennessey

Detective Thomson

Susan Roman

Susan Roman

Snowy

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