Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series) (season 2)
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) Season 2|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original channel||4Kids TV|
|Original run||November 8, 2003 –
October 2, 2004
|Home video release|
|DVD release date||Part 1: February 19, 2008
Part 2: October 28, 2008
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' second season originally aired between November 8, 2003 and October 2, 2004, beginning with the "Turtles in Space, Part 1: The Fugitoid" episode. The episodes were first released on DVD in eight volumes, TMNT Volume nine through Volume fourteen. The volumes were released From May 18, 2004 through January 18, 2005. The episodes were later released in 2 part season sets; part 1 was released on February 19, 2008, containing the first 12 episodes of the season, and part 2 was released on October 28, 2008 with the final 14 episodes.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was produced by Mirage Studios, 4 Kids Entertainment, 4Kids Productions, and Dong Woo Animation and distributed by 4 Kids Entertainment and was aired on Fox's Saturday morning kids' block in the US. The producers were Gary Richardson, Frederick U. Fierst, and Joellyn Marlow for the American team; Tae Ho Han was the producer for the Korean team.
List of episodes
|Title||Directed by||Written By||Original airdate||TV Broadcast|
|27||1||"Turtles in Space, Part 1: The Fugitoid"||Chuck Patton||Michael Ryan||November 8, 2003||S02E01|
The Turtles are teleported to the planet D'Hoonnib, and almost immediately jump to the aid of a besieged robot called the Fugitoid. The Turtles soon learn the Fugitoid's name is Professor Honeycutt, a scientist trapped in a robot's body. Honeycutt is the target of the scheming General Blanque who wants Honeycutt to create a teleportal device so the Federation can conquer the galaxy. With the Federation in pursuit, the Turtles and Honeycutt are on the run.
|28||2||"Turtles in Space, Part 2: The Trouble with Triceratons"||Chuck Patton||Eric Luke||November 15, 2003||S02E02|
As they continue evasion, the Turtles and Professor Honeycutt decide to consult smugglers to get off D'Hoonnib. Despite their efforts to remain undercover, the Turtles soon find out that the Federation is not the only group targeting Professor Honeycutt. A dinosaur-like species, known as the Triceratons, enter the equation and apprehend the Fugitoid. Seeing Professor Honeycutt as their only hope for returning to Earth, the Turtles pursue the Triceratons to a scout ship camouflaged as a bunker.
|29||3||"Turtles in Space, Part 3: The Big House"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||November 22, 2003||S02E03|
|With the Fugitoid in tow, the Triceraton scout ship returns to the Triceraton Homeworld via Tribase One. The Fugitoid is brought before the leader of the Triceratons, Prime Leader Zanramon, and demands are made for Professor Honeycutt to construct a teleportal device else the Turtles will be executed. Meanwhile, the Turtles are incarcerated at a Triceraton prison where they soon devise a plan of escape.|
|30||4||"Turtles in Space, Part 4: The Arena"||Chuck Patton||Michael Ryan||November 29, 2003||S02E04|
The Turtles escape from the Triceraton prison is thwarted and they are entered into the Games by Prime Leader Zanramon. Their entrance is part of an attempt to coerce Professor Honeycutt into building his teleportal device. When the Turtles win their match, they are imprisoned again as slaves where they befriend a Triceraton prisoner, Traximus, and they renew each others' hopes of freedom.
|31||5||"Turtles in Space, Part 5: Triceraton Wars"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||December 6, 2003||S02E05|
|The Turtles manage to take Prime Leader Zanramon hostage and convince the Fugitoid to build his teleportal device so they can return to Earth. Professor Honeycutt agrees, provided the Turtles destroy him if they are captured. Using the Prime Leader's personal space cruiser, the Turtles and the Fugitoid escape to a planetoid in the Egarom sector with the warring Triceraton Republic and Federation in full pursuit.|
|32||6||"Secret Origins, Part 1"||Chuck Patton||Eric Luke||January 17, 2004||S02E06|
|The Turtles are teleported back to Earth with Professor Honeycutt by the Utroms and they're reunited with Master Splinter. The Utroms take the Turtles and Splinter to the oracle pod chamber, a virtual reality simulation that chronicles historical events. Inside the chamber, the Turtles are transported to feudal era Japan where they learn of the Utroms crash-landing on Earth. It is here, they encounter an early incarnation of the Foot Clan led by a look-alike of The Shredder.|
|33||7||"Secret Origins, Part 2"||Chuck Patton||Michael Ryan||January 24, 2004||S02E07|
|After Baxter Stockman infiltrates the TCRI building and sabotages the oracle pod chamber, the Turtles and Splinter become trapped in virtual reality as it turns to a physical reality. No longer holographic projections, the Turtles must battle the feudal era Shredder and his Foot Ninja while pursuing the Guardians so they can find a way out the simulation.|
|34||8||"Secret Origins, Part 3"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||January 31, 2004||S02E08|
The Turtles and Splinter activate the internal fail safe of the oracle pod chamber only to find the TCRI building besieged by multiple enemies. The National Guard stands outside the building trying to get in while the Shredder leads an attack with the Foot at the heart of the Utrom's base. The Turtles and Splinter help the Utroms evacuate and escape the Shredder's wrath, and they soon learn of the Shredder's true form.
|36||10||"The Ultimate Ninja"||Chuck Patton||Michael Ryan||February 7, 2004||S02E10|
|The Turtles, Splinter, Casey and April relax in the lair for a movie night. However, during an ice cream run, Leonardo is challenged to a gyoji-refereed duel by a headstrong young ninja from another dimension. The challenge comes in a tradition unfamiliar to Leonardo, but worrisome familiar to Master Splinter.|
|35||9||"Reflections"||Chuck Patton||Roland Gonzalez||February 14, 2004||S02E09|
|The gang return to the farmhouse in Northampton to rest and recuperate. Taking a retrospective look at the recent events, they discuss their encounters with the Shredder as well as the discovery of his true form—a centuries-old criminal Utrom. However, despite his maliciousness, the Turtles and their sensei come to the realization that the Shredder also played an instrumental role in their own origins.|
|37||11||"The Return of Nano"||Chuck Patton||Eric Luke||February 21, 2004||S02E11|
|Nano, the nanorobot who met his demise in the junyard, reawakens and reassembles. With a newfound motivation to create a family, Nano breaks his "father," Harry Parker, out of Rikers Island and kidnaps his "mother," Dr. Richards, from her laboratory. When his "family" doesn't turn out as he hoped, Nano begins to wreak havoc on Coney Island, where April and Casey happen to be on a "not-a-date."|
|38||12||"What a Croc!"||Chuck Patton||Ben Townsend||February 28, 2004||S02E12|
Michelangelo helps Donatello by exploring the underwater access way beneath the lair. Here he encounters Leatherhead, a mutant crocodile torn between two personalities: a peaceful inventor and a vicious animal. The Turtles go with Leatherhead to his sewer home and encounter an old foe with whom Leatherhead has teamed up.
|39||13||"Return to the Underground"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||March 6, 2004||S02E13|
|Determined to find a cure for his genetically mutated friends, Donatello and his brothers return to the subterranean city. Unfortunately, when the Turtles return, they find their friends have reverted back to monsters and the Crystal Moon is missing.|
|40||14||"City at War, Part 1"||Chuck Patton||Eric Luke||March 13, 2004||S02E14|
With the Shredder gone, the Foot Clan, the Purple Dragons, and the mob struggle to control New York City, quickly turning the streets into a dangerous turf war. Feeling the onus of the chaos in the streets, Leonardo sets out to quell the situation while Raphael argues that it's not their fight.
|41||15||"City at War, Part 2"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||March 20, 2004||S02E15|
The Turtles become embroiled in the turf war as they face off against the Foot, headed by the Elite Guard, while a mob-funded attack robot created by Baxter Stockman and the Purple Dragons, led by Hun, besiege the Foot's rundown headquarters. To make matters more complicated, a ninja from Japan named Karai enters the fray, though her intentions are ambiguous. At her mercy, the Turtles have no choice but to bargain with her.
|42||16||"City at War, Part 3"||Chuck Patton||Ben Townsend||March 27, 2004||S02E16|
Karai introduces herself as the Shredder's adopted daughter and leader of the Foot operations in Japan. She promises the Turtles that the Foot Clan will leave them in peace if they help her assume the Shredder's role to stop the raging turf war. Raphael refuses to help, but his brothers and Casey go along with the plan.
|43||17||"Junklantis"||Chuck Patton||Eric Luke||April 3, 2004||S02E17|
|With the underwater access way complete, Donatello and Michelangelo explore the Hudson River in the newly christened Shell Sub. They soon come across an underwater fortress, which Mikey dubs Junklantis. It is of little surprise that the inhabitants of this facility are responsible for the freighters disappearing in New York Harbor. However, it is a surprise to see this facility is run by the egomaniacal Garbageman.|
|44||18||"The Golden Puck"||Chuck Patton||Michael Ryan||April 10, 2004||S02E18|
Casey takes the Turtles to see a game of his favorite sport, Super Slam Hockey. When parahawks piloted by Texan roughnecks swoop down and steal the sport's championship prize, the Golden Puck, Casey will stop at nothing to recover it. With the help of the Turtles, Casey takes on the roughnecks and their employer, Mr. Arboost.
|45||19||"Rogue in the House, Part 1"||Chuck Patton||Eric Luke||April 17, 2004||S02E19|
|Somehow, the Shredder survived their last encounter and seeks revenge on the Turtles. When the Shredder learns much of the Foot has been killed during the recent turf war, Hun introduces Saki to their new army of Foot Mechs. With their army almost complete, the Foot sends a mech to find and destroy the Turtles. When this Foot Mech attacks his family, Splinter devises a counterattack with the aid of a powerful warrior in a tricky alliance.|
|46||20||"Rogue in the House, Part 2"||Chuck Patton||Ben Townsend||April 24, 2004||S02E20|
|Leonardo, Raphael and Splinter are held captive on the Shredder's freighter and Karai is forced to make a choice—honor her promise to the Turtles or obey her master. Meanwhile, Donatello attempts to destroy the Shredder's new headquarters, while Michelangelo and Zog find themselves fighting against the Shredder's Foot Ninja.|
|47||21||"April's Artifact"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||May 1, 2004||S02E21|
|As the Turtles and Casey help April prepare her antique shop for reopening, April stumbles on a puzzle cube that used to belong to her Uncle Augie. As she cleans the artifact off, the cube begins to glow bright and transports April and the Turtles to an alternate dimension. Traveling through a tropical environment, they must evade large hornets and find their way home.|
|48||22||"Return of the Justice Force"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||May 8, 2004||S02E22|
When Splinter encourages his sons to leave the lair so he can meditate, the Turtles and Casey take the opportunity to go on a road trip to Northampton. In a trip spurred on by Michelangelo's desire to find a missing issue of the Justice Force, they gang find themselves in an adventure with the real-life Justice Force.
|49||23||"The Big Brawl, Part 1"||Chuck Patton||Michael Ryan||May 15, 2004||S02E23|
|As he does every three years, Master Splinter mysteriously goes off and leaves his sons for a few days. This time, however, curiosity sets in and the Turtles follow him through an interdimensional gateway, ending up in a nexus between dimensions, where the multiverse's greatest warriors meet to duel each other in tournaments. Despite his discontent, Master Splinter hesitantly allows his sons to enter the competition.|
|50||24||"The Big Brawl, Part 2"||Chuck Patton||Ben Townsend||September 18, 2004||S02E24|
|In the Battle Nexus, the Turtles fight other warriors from different dimensions in an attempt to become the Battle Nexus Champion. Leonardo teams up with the anthropomorphic rabbit ronin, Miyamoto Usagi, to fight off would-be contract killing assassins. During round one Donatello is knocked out and Leo is hit by a poison dart in round two while fighting his rabbit friend.|
|51||25||"The Big Brawl, Part 3"||Chuck Patton||Marty Isenberg||September 25, 2004||S02E25|
|Master Splinter is framed for attempting to kill the Ultimate Daimyo and is imprisoned while Raphael and Michelangelo find themselves pitted against each other in the Battle Nexus Tournament. Meanwhile, Leonardo falls into a coma after being struck by a poisonous dart, and Donatello and Usagi must defend Leo and a gravely wounded Daimyo from more assassins.|
|52||26||"The Big Brawl, Part 4"||Chuck Patton||Michael Ryan||October 2, 2004||S02E26|
|Michelangelo reaches the finals and faces off against Kluh to become the Battle Nexus Champion. Concurrently, Donatello and Usagi continue to defend the Daimyo and Leonardo against assassins while Raphael and Traximus attempt to free the imprisoned Master Splinter. The recent swirl of events have all been orchestrated by the Daimyo's son, the Ultimate Ninja, and a vengeful dragon named Drako who seek control of the Daimyo's warstaff.|
- Season Two Episode list with detailed synopses at the Official Ninja Turtles website
- TMNT DVD releases on Official Site ninjaturtles.com. retrieved on February 15, 2008
- "TMNT credits on Dongwoo Animation". Dongwoo Animation Co. Retrieved 2008-05-01.[dead link]
- Turtles in Space, Part 1: The Fugitoid Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Turtles in Space, Part 2: The Trouble with Triceratons Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Turtles in Space, Part 3: The Big House Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Turtles in Space, Part 4: The Arena Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Turtles in Space Part 5: Triceraton Wars Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Secret Origins, Part 1 Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Secret Origins, Part 2 Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Secret Origins, Part 3 Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- The Ultimate Ninja Ninja Turtles Official Website. February 19, 2008
- Season One Episode list with detailed synopses at the Official Ninja Turtles website
- Episode list with synopses at TV.com