The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

Season 1 Episode 17

The Spectre Of The Pine Barrens

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Aired Unknown Sep 17, 1996 on Cartoon Network
6.6
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Dr. Quest, Jonny and Hadji head to New Jersey to investigate the Jersey Devil. Then they run into a two-hundred-year-old feud between descendants of the Redcoats and the Minutemen over the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • Dr. Quest takes Jonny & Hadji out into the New Jersey woods in search of the Jersey Devil. Dr. Quest and the boys discover last remnants of the Revolutionary War in an on going battle between two families over the original Declaration of Independence.moreless

    7.5
    If you're looking for your typical adventure plot, this isn't it. I classified it as "alternate reality" because with placing Qr. Quest, Jonny, and Hadji out in the middle of New Jersey woods were two families have lived and not noticed the advancement of the world around them, you're far enough removed it might as well be another planet. Watching it you forget about Race and Jessie, you forget they routinely deal with governments and world domination plots, you forget everything except one basic thing- they're people. To me, this was Benton on a father/son trip with his two boys dealing with the basics of humanity. There is no high tech gadgetry to enlist or stop, just a man and his two sons, and four people in the woods. It's an interesting "what if" scenario, the only thing that feels slightly off is the usage of the Jersey Devil, it was played up too much in the beginning only to be mostly dropped. I will give the writers props for ending where they started, it made for a very clean episode. On top of all that, I love the look of the animation. The rich blues and bright whites contrasting against the dark colors of their surroundings was a nice contrast. I especially liked that the only things to really have bright colors were the people.moreless
Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Roger T. "Race" Bannon (1)

George Segal

George Segal

Benton C. Quest (1)

J.D. Roth

J.D. Roth

Jonathan "Jonny" Quest (1)

Jesse Douglas

Jesse Douglas

Jessica Margaret Leya "Jessie" Bannon (1)

Richard Hill (II)

Richard Hill (II)

Secretary

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Michael Des Barres

Michael Des Barres

Rodney

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Neil Dickson

Neil Dickson

Josiah / Hallmane

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Michael Benyaer

Michael Benyaer

Williams / Messenger

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Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Devil

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Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Aide

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    • The Jersey Devil
      The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens in Southern New Jersey. The Devil is often described as a bipedal flying creature with hooves, but there are many variations. It has been supposedly seen several times, January 1909 being the most widespread period of sightings ever recorded. Thousands of people claimed to have seen the Devil during the week of January 16-23. Newspapers nationwide followed the story and published eyewitness reports. Hysteria gripped the entire state during this terrible week.

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