Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) (season 7)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 7
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 27
Original channel CBS
Original run September 18, 1993 (1993-09-18) – December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
Season chronology
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The seventh season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles chronologically begins where Episode 142 left off. The Technodrome is still located at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean until the last episode, when it is sent back to Dimension X. However the side season takes place during season 4, while the Technodrome is in Dimension X. These episodes were produced before Season 4 and aired in 1993 on the USA Cartoon Express.[1] In Europe, they aired in 1992.


Sideseason (Vacation in Europe)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date TV broadcast
143 1 "Tower of Power" Bruno-Rene Huchez Michael Edens September 13, 1993 EU01

After winning a free European vacation, the Turtles journey to Paris, France. Meanwhile, Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop are planning to steal metal from the Eiffel Tower in order to power up the Technodrome.

Title Reference: Tower of Power

Villain: Shredder

Note: Throughout this season Raphael is voiced by Hal Rayle instead of Rob Paulsen.

Note: Throughout most of this season Shredder is voiced by Jim Cummings instead of James Avery.
144 2 "Rust Never Sleeps" Bruno-Rene Huchez Lee Schneider and Matthew Malach September 14, 1993 EU02

Still in Paris, the Turtles & Master Splinter visit the Louvre. Meanwhile, due to Shredder's incompetence, Krang's new Hyper Rocket Thruster becomes a Rust Encruster, with which he plans to oxidize the world's famous landmarks & monuments, unless world leaders use their power reserves to bring the Technodrome back to Earth.

Title Reference: Rust Never Sleeps

Note: This is the first of two episodes where James Avery does the voice of Shredder.

Villain: Shredder
145 3 "A Real Snow Job" Bruno-Rene Huchez Misty Taggart September 14, 1993 EU03

In the Austrian Alps, Krang plans to use his new invention to melt the Alpine glaciers, flooding the low-lying villages.

Villain: Shredder

Note: This is the second of two episodes where James Avery does the voice of Shredder.
146 4 "Venice on the Half-Shell" Bruno-Rene Huchez Misty Taggart September 15, 1993 EU04

The Turtles take a tour of Venice, Italy, just in time for the annual Mardi Gras festival, which April O'Neil is covering for Channel 6. Meanwhile, Shredder & Krang plan to hold the priceless treasures of Venice to ransom by using Krang's HydroFluxor to flood the city.

Villain: Shredder

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.

Title Reference: Heroes in a Half-Shell
147 5 "Artless" Bruno-Rene Huchez Doug Molitor September 15, 1993 EU05

Two intergalactic art collectors are stealing the priceless artworks from the museums of Florence, Italy. The aliens are taking only artworks designed by the Renaissance masters that the Turtles are named after.

Villains: Dob and Vikum
148 6 "Ring of Fire" Bruno-Rene Huchez Michael Edens September 16, 1993 EU06

The Turtles & Splinter arrive in Lisbon, Portugal, just in time for the annual Running of the Bulls. Meanwhile, Shredder & the mutants will use Krang's new heat ray magnifier to burn the city to ashes using the power of the Sun unless the Turtles can stop them.

Title Reference: Ring of Fire

Villain: Shredder

Note: Final episode where both Donatello and Bebop are voiced by Greg Berg instead of Barry Gordon.
149 7 "The Irish Jig Is Up" Bruno-Rene Huchez Carole Mendelsohn (story)
John Fox (teleplay)
September 16, 1993 EU07

The TMNT & Splinter journey to Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, land of myth & legend. Meanwhile, Shredder, Rocksteady & Bebop use Krang's Rainbow TransCharmer to transform all of the cute, furry animals in Dublin into vicious beasts.

Villain: Shredder
150 8 "Shredder's New Sword" Bruno-Rene Huchez Francis Moss and Ted Pedersen September 17, 1993 EU08

Shredder takes possession of the mythic sword, Excalibur, and proclaims himself "King Shredder". The Turtles, along with Merlin, must take it from him or else the Medieval Times will merge with the modern world.

Title Reference: The Emperor's New Clothes

Villain: Shredder
151 9 "The Lost Queen of Atlantis" Bruno-Rene Huchez Michael Edens September 17, 1993 EU09

The Turtles & Master Splinter travel to Athens, Greece, while April & Irma buy a mysterious amulet from a flea market vendor. Unfortunately, Krang & Shredder have tracked enormous power readings straight to April's necklace, which is slowly transforming her into the Queen of the mythical underwater city of Atlantis.

Villains: Shredder and the Atlantians
152 10 "Turtles on the Orient Express" Bruno-Rene Huchez Doug Molitor September 20, 1993 EU10

The Turtles take a trip on the famous Orient Express that runs from Gare de Lyon in Paris, France to Istanbul, Turkey. But Shredder is also on board and is planning to use Krang's new Super Charger to launch the Orient Express into the world's largest oil field.

Villain: Shredder

Title Reference: Murder on the Orient Express

Note: Krang is not in this episode.
153 11 "April Gets in Dutch" Bruno-Rene Huchez Misty Taggart September 20, 1993 EU11

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, the Turtles must stop Shredder from stealing the Duchess Diamond, that Krang needs to power his Laser Dimension Blade. Shredder has some competition though, as two bumbling thieves also want the diamond for themselves.

Villains: Shredder and two thieves

Title Reference: Alice Gets in Dutch

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.

Note: Final episode where Jim Cummings does the voice of Shredder.
154 12 "Northern Lights Out" Bruno-Rene Huchez Ted Pedersen and Francis Moss September 21, 1993 EU12

While April is covering the Alternative Energy Convention in Oslo, Norway, the Turtles must track down Erik the Red Eye, a modern-day Viking & his crew, after they steal Professor Sven Svenson's scientific notes.

Villain: Eric the Red Eye

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.
155 13 "Elementary, My Dear Turtle" Bruno-Rene Huchez Dennis O'Flaherty September 21, 1993 EU13

After experiencing a time-slip with an atomic clock, the Turtles find themselves in 1890, where they meet the famous detective Sherlock Holmes & his assistant, Dr. Watson, hot on the trail of Professor Moriarty, who has stolen the atomic clock with intentions to rule the future. The Turtles must retrieve the atomic clock before Moriarty uses it to change history & proclaim himself Emperor of the World.

Title Reference: Elementary, My Dear Watson

Villain: Professor Moriarty

Note: Hal Rayle does the voice of Raphael for the last time.

Main Season[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date TV broadcast
156 14/1 "Night of the Dark Turtle" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise September 18, 1993 (1993-09-18) S07E01

After a fight with Shredder causes Donatello to be struck by a laser beam, his personality changes to become a costumed superhero known as the Dark Turtle. His mission: Seek out & destroy Shredder. Meanwhile, a dinosaur-like alien race called Triceratons, invades Earth.

Villain: Shredder
157 15/2 "The Starchild" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25) S07E02

A small alien being, named Quirx, crash-lands on Earth, with intergalactic stormtroopers in hot pursuit. The Turtles must figure out how to get Quirx back to his home planet, before Earth is destroyed.

Villain: Drako
158 16/3 "The Legend of Koji" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02) S07E03

Shredder uses a time machine to travel back to Ancient Japan in the year 1583. He plans to defeat Hamato Koji, the man who founded the Foot Clan, and Splinter's great ancestor, for if Hamato Koji is defeated, then Master Splinter would never have been born and the Turtles would forever remain ordinary turtles.

Villain: Shredder

Note: April is not in this episode.

Note: Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady are not in this episode.
159 17/4 "Convicts from Dimension X" Bill Hutten and Tony Love Jack Mendelsohn October 9, 1993 (1993-10-09) S07E04

Two convicts from Dimension X are brought to Earth when Donatello's Portable Portal Generator malfunctions. Unfortunately, Vernon & Irma are transported to the Dimension X Penitentiary in their place. The Turtles must defeat these convicts & somehow save Irma & Vernon.

Villains: Dimension X convicts

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.

Note: First Dimension X-themed episode without Krang and Shredder.
160 18/5 "White Belt, Black Heart" Bill Hutten and Tony Love Jack Mendelsohn and Carole Mendelsohn October 16, 1993 (1993-10-16) S07E05

While Splinter's sensei, Mogo-san, is visiting New York, a criminal gang of ninja, known as the Black Heart Gang, are terrorizing the city with a crime spree, and Mogo-san's grandson, Yoku, is their leader. The Turtles & Splinter must stop Shredder & the Black Heart Gang from stealing secret maps of nuclear missile sites.

Villains: Shredder, Mr. Crocker and the Black Heart Ninja Gang

Note: Final episode to feature James Avery as the voice of Shredder.

Title Reference: White Hunter, Black Heart
161 19/6 "Night of the Rogues" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23) S07E06

In an attempt to finally defeat the Turtles once and for all, Shredder assembles Leatherhead, Tempestra, Scumbug, Chrome Dome, Antrax, The Rat King and Slash to form a team that proves too much for the TMNT.

Note: Final Appearances of Zach, Leatherhead, Tempestra, Chrome Dome and Slash.

Note: In this episode, Leatherhead is voiced by Peter Renaday instead of Jim Cummings.

Note: For the rest of the season Shredder is voiced by Townsend Coleman.
162 20/7 "Attack of the Neutrinos" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30) S07E07

The Neutrinos return and assist the TMNT in keeping a new invention out of Krang's clutches.

Note: Final Appearances of the Neutrinos.
163 21/8 "Escape from the Planet of the Turtleoids" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06) S07E08

Kerma the space turtle returns once again for the Turtles help in programming his city's new defence robots but Groundchuck and Dirtbag have also returned to the city to cause trouble.

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.

Note: Final appearance of Kerma, Groundchuck, and Dirtbag.
164 22/9 "Revenge of the Fly" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13) S07E09

Baxter Stockman & his alien computer return to Earth from the Dimensional Limbo & take possession of Shredder's Retro-Mutagen Ray Gun. After stealing the essences of various insects & arachnids, he uses them to turn people into mutant insects & arachnids. The Turtles must battle the creatures & turn the people back to normal.

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.

Note: Final Appearance of Baxter Stockman.
165 23/10 "Atlantis Awakes" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20) S07E10

The Turtles discover an Atlantean city, not in ancient Greece, but in modern times. After meeting a merman who, in reality is the true King of Atlantis, the Turtles must defeat Shredder & dethrone Bebop, who been set up as a puppet king.

Title Reference: Atlantis Attacks

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.

Note: April is not in this episode.
166 24/11 "Dirk Savage: Mutant Hunter!" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise November 27, 1993 (1993-11-27) S07E11

Professional mutant hunter Dirk Savage is conned into to rounding up New York's mutants, Tokka and Rahzar, Two of the Punk Frogs, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Mondo Gecko all fall prey and become part of a mutant slug's army.

Villains: A.J. Howard and Tokka and Rahzar

Note: Final Appearances of Mondo Gecko and the Punk Frogs.
167 25/12 "Invasion of the Krangazoids" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise December 4, 1993 (1993-12-04) S07E12

In order to defeat the Turtles, Krang creates 6 clones of himself to deal with them. But, when the clones start to think for themselves & Krang loses control, the Turtles must save the city.

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.
168 26/13 "Combat Land" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise December 11, 1993 (1993-12-11) S07E13

A new amusement theme park has opened with Shogun, Medieval & Future themed attractions. The Turtles are invited to try out the attractions, but when the robots in the park start to play too rough, the Turtles are in big trouble.

Villain: Horatio Stressbar

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.
169 27/14 "Shredder Triumphant!" Bill Hutten and Tony Love David Wise December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18) S07E14

After bringing the Technodrome back to the surface, Shredder and Krang trap the Turtles and send them to Dimension X where they become slaves. In the meantime, Shredder and Krang are back on Earth once again as they try to take over the world.

Villain: Shredder

Note: Final episode where Townsend Coleman is the voice of Shredder.

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