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Ulysses 31

Season 1 Episode 13

Phantoms From The Swamp

Aired Unknown Jan 09, 1982 on
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Phantoms From The Swamp
Yumi senses the presence of her home planet Zotra, and soon a meteor is detected heading straight toward the Odyssey. Ulysses pilots the ship to safety, and Yumi persuades him to follow its course. The meteor crash-lands onto a nearby swamp-planet, and Ulysses and Yumi take a shuttle there to investigate. As they walk through the swamp they are confronted by a group of mud creatures with cameras in their heads. As they take pictures of Ulysses and Yumi, they gradually begin to take on their features and form. Soon, Ulysses' shuttle returns to the Odyssey, and Ulysses and Yumi tell Telemachus to quickly take over the controls of the Odyssey and leave the planet as fast as possible. Meanwhile, stranded on the swamp world, the real Ulysses and Yumi hold off the mud creatures as they continue to duplicate their appearances and abilities, finding the mark of the Trident on one of the cameras. Suspecting that all is not right with Ulysses and Yumi, Telemachus and Nono secretly make use of the Odyssey's radio and discover that the Ulysses and Yumi on board are really mud creatures from the swamp planet, and that the real ones are still stranded there. Telemachus sends a shuttle to pick his father and Yumi up, but quickly comes under attack by the fake Ulysses and Yumi, who quickly begin to take on Telemachus and Nono's forms. Ulysses and Yumi board the shuttle and return to the Odyssey, where Ulysses confuses the creatures' cameras by using the Odyssey's monitors, destroying them and saving his son and Nono.moreless

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  • Phantoms From The Swamp is definately one of the best episodes from the entire series.

    When a meteor from Zotra lands on a strange looking planet, Ulysses investigates with Yumi.

    What they find is mud based creatures that take photographs and morph to whoever they are photographing.

    This episode is definately one of the best of the entire series and it proves it with scenes like when the "fake" Ulysses and Yumi return to the Odessey, and Telemachus and No-No immediately realise that something isn't right and end up battling the swamp creatures.

    It is such a novel idea for the enemies and it's a really, really good episode that had me on the edge of my seat throughout it.moreless

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