Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series, season 8)
The eighth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aired in 1994. From this point onwards, the show was retooled into a more action-based series. Among the changes, the tone of the show became darker, the art style changed significantly, and many of the previous notable characters were written out of the show. There was also a new title sequence and completely new theme song. These final three seasons are known as the "Red Sky episodes" amongst fans, because the sky was constantly portrayed as red, instead of the usual blue, complementing the overall darker tone. The Technodrome is now in Dimension X, while Krang, Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady are stranded on Earth.
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series, season 8)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Original network||CBS (Toontastic (Action Zone))|
|Original release||September 17 –|
November 5, 1994
- All eight eighth-season episodes were directed by Tony Love and written by David Wise.
|Title||Original air date||TV|
|170||1||"Get Shredder!"||September 17, 1994||S08E01|
Shredder & Krang are still loose on Earth, but without the resources of the Technodrome, they plan to steal equipment from the abandoned Hall of Science from the 1964 World Fair. Krang's former weapons engineer, Drakus, using the guise of Beserko, also shows up to cause trouble. Once Krang is captured by Drakus, Shredder under the impression that the turtles have Krang demands his return or he'll blow up Channel 6 with the Turtle's friends inside.
Note: William E. Martin replaces James Avery as the voice of Shredder.
Note: Final appearance of the main Channel 6 Building
Note: First of the Red Sky episodes.Villain: Drakus a.k.a. Beserko
|171||2||"Wrath of the Rat King"||September 24, 1994||S08E02|
While Krang tries to re-acquire the Technodrome from Dimension X, where it has been sucked into a black hole, Shredder tracks down the Rat King & makes an alliance with him in order to destroy the Turtles. Meanwhile, the destruction of the Channel 6 building has led Burne Thompson to denounce the turtles as a complete menace at Channel 6's new location, which leads the turtles to realize that maybe their actions are hurting people more often rather than helping them.
Note: Final Appearance of the Rat King.
Villain: The Rat KingNote: As in earlier series after Rat King in the seventh season: "Night of the Rogues"
|172||3||"State of Shock"||October 1, 1994||S08E03|
A band of ninja, led by a mysterious villain named Megavolt, are stealing electronic equipment from power plants all over the city, and the Turtles are being blamed for the crimes. The Turtles must find a way to defeat Megavolt & clear their names before it is too late.
Note: Final Appearance of Irma.
Villain: MegavoltNote: Master Splinter is not in this episode.
|173||4||"Cry H.A.V.O.C.!"||October 8, 1994||S08E04|
A mysterious organization of mutants calling itself Highly Advanced Variety Of Creatures has surfaced in the city. Although their pro-mutant intentions seem good on the outside, what are their true motives? The Turtles must find out.
Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.
Note: First appearance of H.A.V.O.C. (Titanus, Amok, Highbeam, Magma, Mystic, Overdrive, Raptor, and Seizure)Villain: H.A.V.O.C.
|174||5||"H.A.V.O.C. in the Streets!"||October 15, 1994||S08E05|
Titanus & his H.A.V.O.C. organization are back, and this time they are planning to build a Sky Platform so that they can retrieve a lost Flux Transformer from a military base. Titanus creates a new mutant called Synapse, a being of pure energy, that can control anything mechanical. The Turtles must stop Titanus & his evil plans once & for all.
Note: Final Appearances of Burne Thompson and Vernon Fenwick.
Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.Villain: H.A.V.O.C.
|175||6||"Enter: Krakus"||October 22, 1994||S08E06|
Still after the Flux Transformer, Titanus & his mutants track its unique electronic signals, in order to locate it & get it back. Meanwhile, the Turtles have their hands full, when an enforcer named Krakus shows up. The Turtles must find out who Krakus is & whether he is friend or foe.
Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.
Note: Final appearance of H.A.V.O.C.Villain: H.A.V.O.C.
|176||7||"Cyber-Turtles"||October 29, 1994||S08E07|
Krang & Shredder steal the Astro-Viewer, a powerful telescope, before disabling a starfighter passing over Earth. Once aboard the starfighter, Shredder steals the Fire Star, a crystalline fragment with the power of 1000 suns which renders its possessor invincible. Krang needs it in order to rule the universe & to merge Earth with Dimension X. When the starfighter's crew don power cybernetic armor in order to begin a hunt for the Fire Star, the Turtles use a set of armor for themselves to stop both the crew and Shredder.
Note: Final Appearance of Casey Jones.Villain: Shredder & Krang
|177||8||"Turtle Trek"||November 5, 1994||S08E08|
Krang & Shredder are using the city's power to operate Krang's new Transdimensional Portal to Dimension X, so that they finally has access to their Rock Soldier armies & resources. The Turtles rescue a resident of Dimension X, named Gargon, held captive by Krang on Earth, who agrees to help track down Shredder & Krang.
Note: April is not in this episode.
Note: Final Appearances of General Traag and Bebop and Rocksteady.
Note: Final episode with Shredder and Krang as the main villains.Title Reference: Star Trek
- Mark Pellegrini (29 December 2015). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) season 8 Review". Adventures in Poor Taste. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
- "Master Splinter" (6 March 2012). "1994 Original Fred Wolf Series – Episode 171 (Get Shredder!)". Mutant Ooze. Retrieved 14 December 2015.