The Adventures of TinTin

Season 1 Episode 10

The Black Island (1)

Aired Unknown Dec 20, 1992 on
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It all starts when Tintin tries to help a plane in trouble. The pilots shoot at him and run away. Tintin is hospitalized but starts his investigations as soon as he feels a little better. One day, Pushchov, who is the leader of a gang of forgerers and the person behind the plane incident, recognizes Tintin at a train station. Be boards the same train to try to get Tintin arrested for assault and burglary.
After a few times of Thompson twins losing Tintin and Tintin escaping them, Tintin finds a crashed plane on his way to Eastdown. He looks around for clues and finds a flying jacket with a few pieces of papers in its pocket, from which he figures out his next step. His investigation leads him to Dr. Müller's house where he gets caught in a man-trap.
Müller tries to kill him which results in a fight, in the course of which the house catches fire. Müller escapes and Tintin is rescued by the firemen. That night, Tintin goes back to the burnt-down house and waits for the plane which comes and drops bags of counterfeit money on the house grounds. Müller and Ivan escape.moreless

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  • The Black Island is among one of my favorite episodes from Tintin

    After watching this episode based on the comic, and comparing it with the comic, I must say that despite how different it is from the book itself, I loved it. Tintin and Snowy embarked on a tough quest to stop a bunch of forgers who were not only planning to make their own money illegally via machine, but dispose Tintin as he is one of the world's top reporters.

    The Thompson brothers were excellent on this one, their constant chasing Tintin as well as their idoitic behaviour. They're great for the series and remain as two of my best characters. The Thompsons crashing in the plane after doing manuvers was a crack up. Muller is also one of the shows most memorable enermies for many reasons. This episode was based in Scotland and had one of the more exciting storylines to date, and Ranko, who could forget that kind and large gorilla himself? The guy with the glasses was hilarious as well.

    Overall, even though The Black Island is one of my favorites in the series, this episode lacked parts from the comic, but despite all of that, it was great. The Thompsons were fabulous as they were hilarious, and Tintin and Snowy caught Muller and his thugs and put them behind bars.

    The Black Island is the 7th book in the series (chronological order).moreless
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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Tintin: (to the Thompsons) Hi detectives.
      Thompson: What happened?
      Thomson: Precisely...
      Tintin: I'm not really sure. It was two men in a place.
      Thomson: Descriptions?
      Tintin: I didn't really see them, but I did notice the plane was unregistered.
      Thompson: Uh huh! An unregistered plane crashed last night in Eastdown, England.
      Thomson: We'll check it out right away!

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