Season 3 Episode 2

ThunderCubs (2)

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Sep 06, 1988 on
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Lion-O and the other Thundercats arrive and save Lynx-o and the Thunderkittens from Red Eye and Tug Mug. The Thundercats learn more about New Thundera, especially the dangerous places affected by the moons of Plundarr where the Lunataks come from. The Thundercats must develop special equipment and clothing to counter those dangers. Also, they learn that all the snarfs have been turned into slaves and Snarf and Snarfer want to rescue them no matter what the cost. Vultureman learns of the Thundercats plan, so he abandons the other Mutants and takes the Rat-Star. But Slithe has snuck aboard. Right after the Feliner takes off, the Rat-star ambushes them and it seems all over for the Thundercats aboard the Feliner. Lion-O uses the sword to free everyone and along with Ben-Gali and Wilykit on the HoverCat, go after the Ratstar and it crashes on Hook Mt. The Thundercats leave Third Earth's atmosphere and Lynx-O tells him that Mumm-Ra has already located the Sword of Plundarr.


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    Earle Hyman

    Earle Hyman

    Panthro, Redeye, Ancient Spirits of Evil, Grune The Destroyer, Captian Cracker, Hammerhand, Cruncher

    Lynne Lipton

    Lynne Lipton

    Cheetara, Wilykit, Mandora, Luna, Warrior Maidens

    Doug Preis

    Doug Preis

    Lynx-O, Guardian of the Book of Omens

    Earl Hammond

    Earl Hammond

    Jaga, Mumm-Ra, Tug-Mug, Vultureman, Ratar-O, Snowman, Hachiman, Ro-Bear Berbils, Top-Spinner, Claudus

    Larry Kenney

    Larry Kenney

    voice of Lion-O / Jackalman

    Peter Newman

    Peter Newman

    Tygra, Wilykat, Monkian, Bengali, Alluro, Capt. Shiner

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (5)

      • While flying on the back of the ThunderClaw with Bengali, Wilykit uses a slingshot for the first time.

      • Tug-Mug comes from the first moon of Plun-Darr.
        Chilla comes from the second moon of Plun-Darr.
        Red Eye comes from the third moon of Plun-Darr.

      • The Jungles of Darkness is influenced by the third moon of Plun-Darr. The ThunderCats developed infared night-vision goggles (called "Cats' Eyes") to allow them to see in this area.

      • The Caverns of Cold is influenced by the second moon of Plun-Darr. The ThunderCats developed thermal suits (called "Cat Suits") to keep them warm in this area.

      • The Mountains of the Moon is influenced by the first moon of Plun-Darr. The ThunderCats invented equipment (called "spring heels") so they could move around with ease under the higher gravity.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • (After disabling the Feliner with the Ratstar)
        Slithe: Nice work, Vultureman. Looks like the ThunderCats' expedition ended before it began. Mumm-Ra will be delighted with me.
        Vultureman: Don't laugh too soon, Slithe. Those wretched ThunderCats have nine lives.

      • Lion-O: If Mumm-Ra gets his hands on the Treasure of Thundera, if he can seize the sword of Plun-Darr, none of us will survive. But here's the toughest part: Some of you will have to stay here. Lynx-O, you and Pumyra will man the Tower of Omens.
        Lynx-O: As you say, Lion-O. You are the Lord of the ThunderCats.
        Lion-O: Bengali, you will take care of Cats' Lair.
        Bengali: I'd rather be fighting Mumm-Ra. But I understand, Lion-O.
        Lion-O: Wilykit, Wilykat...
        Wilykat: I don't think we're gonna like this.
        Lion-O: You will be staying on Third Earth.
        Wilykit & Wilykat: Oh, Lion-O!
        Lion-O: More than that, you'll be working separately. Kit here at the Lair. Kat, with Lynx-O and Pumyra at the Tower of Omens.
        Wilykat: But, Lion-O, we always work together!
        Wilykit: We've never been apart.
        Lion-O: We've never faced a danger like this before either. If we're going to pull through, you have to play your part. You are ThunderCats, we need you more than ever.
        Wilykit: We understand, Lion-O.

      • Panthro: Night-vision systems, anti-gravity units, thermal suits? Seems to me that if we're going to survive on that new Thundera, we've got our work cut out, Tygra.
        Tygra: I'll start putting some ideas together, right away.

      • Lynx-O: We'll have to devise a way of keeping warm in those Caverns of Cold. Some kind of thermal suits.
        Snarfer: Thermal Thunder-wear!
        Snarf: This is no time for childish jokes, Snarfer.
        Snarfer: Sorry, Uncle.

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