Season 1 Episode 45

Turmagar the Tuska

Aired Daily 5:00 PM Nov 22, 1985 on
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Episode Summary

An evil robot monster is attacking the Tuska Village, in an area unexplored by the Thundercats. Turmagar, the leader of the Tuskas, travels to the Cat's Lair to ask for aid in defeating the Techno-Pede robot which is destroying his village. The Thundercats agree to help Turmagar, and set out to the Tuska Village.moreless

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  • Turmagar of the Tuskans recruits the Thundercats' help against a giant Technopede.

    Oh my God! What a terrible episode!

    So much unnecessary clutter and nothingness to this episode. Hey, do you know what would keep the kids interested? Let's have a mermaid in this episode. But, better yet, let's have the Thundercats face off with her for seven or eight minutes of the episode. That should keep their attention. And, hey, let's make that mermaid a vampire! That would be so cool! No, it wasn't.

    These walrus dudes are being attacked by a Technopede. So boring. They didn't even explain where the Technopede came from. The fact that the entire episode looked like it was drawn by an entirly different art team didn't help matters at all. This episode looked like it came from a different studio altogether. It was so off-the-wall! Yeah, the art may be pretty cool ... but the story still really really blows. This was so bottom of the barrel. This is not worthy of being a Thundercats episode. This should never be shown on television again ... EVER!

    Another thing that didn't make sense. Why did Panthro leave on the Gomplin alone and then arrive at the scene of the action with the Thunderkittens?

    The Tuskans were an interesting idea, and the idea of the Gomplin was neat. The Black Widow shark, which I have always liked, reappeared in this episode.

    And for any viewers that thought this episode was awesome and gave it a good or perfect rating ... why? How could anyone enjoy this? I think I gained a few pounds watching this? It was so full of sugar and saturated fats. Where's the nutrition: the fiber, the riboflavin, the muscadines. There wasn't even a moral. It was 24 minutes of blitzkrieg, over-the-top pointlessness. Why did Lion-O summon draw his sword and call the Thundercats when all the Thundercats were already at the scene of the fight? Saturated fats.

    If you doubt me, don't even watch the episode. I swear to you ... you will be so mad at yourself if you do.moreless
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 (6)

    • The need to have someone guarding Cats Lair has already been established in the show. However, this time when the battle took place far from Cats Lair and against a new enemy with no involvement by Mumm-Ra or the Mutants, all the Thundercats showed up to fight, leaving Cats Lair completely empty. With Mumm-Ra and the Mutants being back there, it would have been an easy target for them to attack.

    • When Panthro took off on the Gomplin, he was alone. But when he and the Gomplin showed up at the fight, he had the Thunderkittens with him.

    • Thunderkitten Lariat Powers: (First Use) They can extend in size to a great length.

    • Goof: After Lion-O, Cheetara, and Tygra get out of the ThunderTank to fight the Technopede, they put their hands together and shout, "Thundercats Ho!" When they initially put their hands together, Lion-O's hand is on bottom and Tygra's hand is on top, but when the view goes to a further away shot as they pull their hands away to shout, Lion-O's hand is suddenly on top.

    • Under water, the ThunderTank doesn't need to drive on the sea floor. It can swim through the water as well.

    • The ThunderTank is equipped with an alarm system which will activate allowing anyone in it to know the alarm system at Cats Lair has gone off. This enables any Thundercat away from the Lair to know if there's possible danger back home so they can return.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Turmagar: My city is in ruins. We are too late! The infernal Technopede has conquered my people. We can no longer protect the source of the river. And the lands will wither and die.
      Lion-O: Hang in there, Turmagar. We'll straighten it out.

    • Panthro: Take the ThunderTank, Lion-O. Sounds like you'll need it. I'll stay here and fix this... monster.
      Turmagar: That, sir, is not a monster. He is a Gomplin, loyal and brave.

  • NOTES (7)


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