Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an animated television series based on comic book characters. The main characters are Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael. Leonardo is a blue masked turtle who is considered the leader and commander. Michelangelo is an orange masked turtle who is the life of the party. Donatello is a purple masked turtle, considered the mad scientist. Raphael is a red masked turtle who loves to play practical jokes and tease the other turtles.

The television program has villains like Shredder, Krang, and Rocksteady. The story begins when the turtles are dumped into the sewer. They meet Splinter, a Japanese wizard that was exiled, is homeless, and lives in the sewers of New York. He stumbles on the four turtles and takes them under his wing. He teaches them martial arts.

One day they stumble on some green glow which turns the turtles into human like creatures and the Japanese man into a rat. Along the way the Ninjas run into April, a newspaper reporter. She discovers the hiding place of the heroes in the sewers. With the help of the reporter, the Ninjas go out and fight to rid the world of crime.

Saturdays on CBS
10 Seasons, 193 Episodes
December 28, 1987
Animation & Cartoon
Cast: Cam Clarke, Townsend Coleman, Renae Jacobs, Barry Gordon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Full Episode Guide

  • A now insane Dregg manipulates several aliens into battling the Turtles for ninety seconds at a time, giving them increased power and stamina, which Dregg uses when he absorbs the aliens into his body, transforming him into a force to be reckoned with...

  • Lord Dreggg and Mung recalibrate their teleporters to begin an operation to move the Earth itself into DImension X

  • An alien mafia boss, The Globfather, encounters the TMNT as he seeks to attach a new protein computer, which can directly link with a physical mind, to himself.

  • Shredder and Krang scheme to usurp control of Dreggs' ship, Dregg schemes to land pieces of the sun onto selected areas of Earth, the Turtles scheme to smite both parties down with the flames of the past and present, which will survive?

  • The Turtles, Shredder and Krang's battle skills, powers, and memories are absorbed into Dregg, and he becomes a super-being. He detains his drained prisoners and prepares to initiate the final stage of his plan to conquer earth by using the matter transporters to project pieces of the very sun itself onto any city of his choosing, he will continue to do so until Earth conveys onto him the title of emperor. Splinter, meanwhile, is visited by time-travelers from the distant future, which has come to aid the TMNT, at the approval of Splinter, they travel back two years, and pluck a team of turtles from the past. But there is a price to pay for this deed, the past Turtles only have 24 hours before they must be sent back, or the turtle's present time-line will cease to exist.

  • Aboard the Dreggnaught, Dregg and Mungg are discussing their next move against the Turtles when Mungg informs Dregg that, whilst scouting dimensions, he came across two individuals who claimed they were "old acquaintances of the turtles": Shredder and Krang! Intrigued by the prospect of using the TMNT's mortal enemies as pawns in his grand scheme, Dregg makes preparations to bring Shredder and Krang back to earth. Meanwhile, Donatello cures Carter of his mutation disease, using the process he used to cure his brothers. Carter, wanting to return to civilization decides the time has come to leave The TMNT and New York behind him, and says goodbye. Elsewhere, at the power plant, Dregg and Mungg activate the Vortex Transporter, which causes a citywide blackout, but in Dregg's eyes, the chaos is all worth the effort, as the transporter succeeds in bringing Shredder and Krang back. But the two villains prove to be as sly as Dregg when they are able to get away from him, proclaiming that they and they alone will dominate the Earth.

  • Having recaptured the mutated Leonardo, the Turtles quickly restore him to normal using the vortex crystal technology. At first, it seems that the experiment has worked this time, but soon Leonardo's foot starts glowing, he still has the disease, and which means it's only a matter of time until he mutates once more.Dregg commands Mung to take control of a power plant so he can commandeer it's vast supply of Plutonium. April, still itching to sink her teeth into a new story, investigates a chop-chop ring at work in the city. Leonardo completely mutates again, and the TMNT once again are thrown into a heated battle to coral their slightly-more-mutated-than-usual-leader, which takes them across the city and back.

  • The Turtles are working on once and for all ridding themselves of their mutations, Donatello makes use of a Virtual Reality Program to test out the effects of a potential cure he has created using the Vortex Crystals. On his home-world, Dregg schemes to return to earth, his chief scientist, Mungg presents the villain with micro-bugs capable of creating advanced machinery in seconds rather than days or months, as well as track down the Vortex Crystals presently being used on earth.

  • The Turtles' mutations continue to cost them dearly when they lose control briefly and tear through Times Square. Dregg finally acquires the vortex crystal, with which he can summon his scattered armada directly to Earth by warping space itself, but one other individual wants the Crystal, his name is Doomquest, an old enemy of Dreggs'. The battle for the vortex crystal leads the Turtles to a startling new discovery, and what it means for their mutations, but it also leads to the near destruction of Earth...

  • The Turtles battle two mysterious beings attempting to kill Carter, they later learn their names are Landor and Merrik, two time travelers who have come to eliminate Carter before he can betray the Turtles and the Earth to Dregg, who is developing The Star Shield, a weapon capable of enslaving the planet.

  • The Turtles must deal with their ever frequent mutations more than ever as they battle The Replicon, a battle droid that can regenerate itself upon each defeat. Carter and April take on a slug like creature known as The Slorr, which is overtaking New York.

  • Carter faces an old enemy he helped to expel from their Martial Arts school years ago, their grudge takes a backseat however when Lord Dregg contacts an alien promoter looking to take the TMNT to his perverse death tournaments. he transports Leonardo and Michelangelo, Carter and his foe, leaving only Donatello and Raphael behind on Earth to counter Dregg's latest scheme to make use of a new Mutation device.

  • Dregg successfully captures the Turtles' uncontrollable mutation problems on camera, and exposes them to the world, faced with an increase in their powers and their maverick changes, the TMNT face Dreggs' Replicon, capable of replicating itself with each defeat into multiple forms...

  • Lord Dregg summons the criminal bounty hunter Medusa to attack and defeat the Turtles, whist his Technogangsters raid the neutrinium mines on Earth without interference. Carter runs into problems with his maverick mutation decease when he accidentally damages a dam, endangering lives.

  • The Turtles and Carter find themselves at odds as their differences in opinion on what qualifies as teamwork threaten to sever their relationship. Lord Dregg makes his presence known on Earth, but dawns the cloak of sincerity, working in service of humanity. Can the TMNT expose him?

  • Lord Dregg, a wanted criminal, successfully escapes his pursuers and arrives in Earths' region of space, he immediately schemes to replenish his power supply with the gold resources found on the planet. The Turtles foil his first attempts, stopping his army of Technogangsters from looting a vault, meanwhile the TMNT discover that they have been watched and aided secretly by a mysterious ninja biker, who seeks to learn from them

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