Ulysses 31

Season 1 Episode 22

The City Of Cortex

Aired Unknown Mar 06, 1982 on
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The City Of Cortex
The Odyssey is drawn off course by an unknown force, and after Ulysses attempts to fly the ship by manual control, Sherka informs him that machines only obey machines. Ulysses and the children are strapped to their seats by Sherka while she continues to obey the unknown controller. Soon, a voice introduces himself as Cortex, chief of the Planet of Machines, and tells them that he wants to keep the Odyssey. Once on the planet, the robot inhabitants begin stripping the Odyssey of its robotic components, including Nono, who catches the attention of a golden female counterpart of his named Nanette. She wants to take him to Cortex, while Ulysses and the children are also removed from the Odyssey. Nanette tells Nono that her people must keep Cortex running otherwise the consequences will be terrible. She tells Nono to forget his human friends, who are kept as exhibits for the machines to look at. Nono rescues Ulysses and the children, and Nanette tells them that Cortex will punish them. Ulysses asks Nanette to take them to Cortex, and after Nono persuades her to, they meet up with the giant computer. They spot the Odyssey being dismantled yet further, and a race begins to save the ship before the central iris is dismantled. Cortex refuses to hand back the Odyssey, and as he explains it is because the gods do wish Ulysses to return to Earth, the sign of the Trident flashes upon his surface. Cortex explains that the gods are his masters and Ulysses as Ulysses is about to enter the computer to find his weak point, Nanette warns him that a human would not survive. Betrayed, Cortex attacked them all, and it is Nono who is able to disconnect Cortex's power supply, as Nanette says farewell to him. Once Cortex is disconnected, Nono realizes that it was the giant computer himself that kept all the other machines, including Nanette, running. The planet begins to self-destruct, as Nono, Ulysses and the children return to the safety of the Odyssey.moreless

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