The Adventures of TinTin

Season 2 Episode 1

The Shooting Star

Aired Unknown Jan 24, 1993 on
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The Shooting Star is a story of an adventure to investigate a meteorite which falls toward earth. Tintin and a group of scientists sail out to the Arctic Ocean, where the meteorite falls, in the ship called Aurora with Captain Haddock. A separate expedition called Peary, financed by San Rico bank, also takes the same voyage, but their intention is to stop Aurora at any cost to get to the meteorite first. In this Adventure Tintin helps the scientists of Aurora by stopping the sabotages planned by Peary; get to the meteorite first to fly the flag and get a piece of the meteorite to the scientists.moreless

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  • The Shooting Star is a very impressive episode and in which Captain Haddock also returns in his second appearance

    I liked this episode almost as much as the previous; The Crab With The Golden Claws which is an excellent masterpiece on how Captain Haddock came a major role to the series.

    This one was about a Shooting Star heading to destroy earth for a time, until Tintin realises it was a dream. However, just because Tintin and Snowy discovered it was only a dream that a shooting star was about to kill everyone, an island with Meoteorite's formed which became the battle between the good and bad team. In my opinion it was well done, just like the comic. The plot of Captain Haddock returning for a second time was excellent, as he is one of my favorite characters. The Thompsons were here; for a time. The episode never bored me, I was kept in suspense and I would say it was just as good as the comic itself. The island full of the growing trees and mushrooms was rather extrordinary but I must say it was freaky at times. I reckon the episode ended too soon though, it felt like a decent ending was missing from the airing. Oh well, still, I was impressed and it was quite the great episode. The bad guys did reach the island first due to playing a fake S.O.S trick on the good team, but Tintin reached the meteorite in time to stop any bad possibilities from striking.

    The best part was still seeing Captain Haddock's return. Overall I really enjoyed the episode, even though it felt like something was missing, great episode.

    The Shooting Star is the 10th book in the series (chronological order).moreless
Wayne Robson

Wayne Robson

Professor Cuthbert Calculus

Colin O'Meara

Colin O'Meara


David Fox

David Fox

Captain Haddock

John Stocker

John Stocker

Detective Thompson

Dan Hennessey

Dan Hennessey

Detective Thomson

Susan Roman

Susan Roman


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (In the middle of a storm)
      Captain Haddock: Ah, Tintin! Nice little breeze, isn't it?

    • Captain Haddock: Why those thieving toads! Freshwater amphibians!
      Decimus Phostle: Is something wrong?
      Captain Haddock: The Perry set sail from San Rico yesterday. They're trying to beat us to the meteorite! If the Perry wants a race, they've got it!

    • Decimus Phostle: (Shouting after Assistant) You bungling imbicile! Out! Out! Out! How dare you call yourself a scientist!
      Tintin: Did he do something wrong?
      Decimus Phostle: He made a mistake on the figures! All my calculations were wrong!
      Tintin: But something happened out there!
      Decimus Phostle: Oh, only a small piece of the meteorite hit us; the rest passed by. What a disappointment!

    • Assistant: Professor, you must have made a mistake!
      Decimus Phostle: I have not made a mistake! My calculations are correct!
      Assistant: Oh dear! Oh dear!
      (Assistant runs out of the room)
      Tintin: Is something wrong? (To Decimus) Uh, sir?
      Decimus Phostle: Have a look. (motions to telescope)
      Tintin looks through the telescope at the approaching meteor
      Tintin: What is it?
      Decimus Phostle: I, Decimus Phostle, have discovered a gigantic mass of matter infusion. A flaming meteorite is heading straight for the Earth!
      Tintin: HUH?
      Decimus Phostle: It's the end of the world!
      (Snowy howls)
      Decimus Phostle: precisely 0800 hours.

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