Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series) (season 3)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) Season 3
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel 4Kids TV
Original run October 9, 2004 –
April 23, 2005
Home video release
DVD release date N/A
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' third season originally aired between October 9, 2004 and April 23, 2005, beginning with the "Space Invaders, Part 1" episode.[1] The entire season was released on DVD in seven volumes from March 2005 through May 2006.[2]

Crew[edit]

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.[3] 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.[3]

List of episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written By Original airdate TV Broadcast
54 1 "Space Invaders, Part 1" Roy Burdine Dean Stefan October 9, 2004 (2004-10-09) S03E02
The Earth comes under attack when the Triceratons mount a surprise invasion. Following an energy trail from the transmat device, Prime Leader Zanramon is convinced Professor Honeycutt resides on the planet and send his forces to apprehend all people thought to have been in contact with the Fugitoid. The Turtles do their best to evade capture, but come to the rescue of April and Casey when the two are taken captive and held at Central Park. The turtles manage to free the prisoners and are successful in saving April and Casey, but Donatello gets captured by the Triceratons.
55 2 "Space Invaders, Part 2" Roy Burdine Eric Luke October 16, 2004 (2004-10-16) S03E03
Donatello is captured and taken to the Triceraton mothership. Prime Leader Zanramon questions Donatello concerning the whereabouts of the Fugitoid, but Don insists the Fugitoid is no longer on Earth. The Triceraton leader continues to wreak havoc on Earth, levitating the city of Beijing into the stratosphere, and defeats the Justice Force after they were called to attack the Triceratons. Meanwhile, Donatello's brothers manage to steal a Triceraton ship and infiltrate the Triceraton mothership, but soon find themselves surrounded by a cadre of Triceratons in the mothership sewers.
56 3 "Space Invaders, Part 3" Roy Burdine Marty Isenberg October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23) S03E04
The Triceratons surrounding the turtles turn out to be a group of rebellious Triceratons led by Traximus, so Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo form an alliance with them. The rebel leader wishes to overthrow Prime Leader Zanramon and reinstitute the representative government of the Triceraton Republic. With the rebel group, the Turtles seek to secure their brother, Donatello, and sabotage the Prime Leader's attack on Earth. With the help of the rebels, the turtles rescue Donatello and escape to Earth. The Triceratons scan for positrons and find nothing so they realize that the fugitoid was not on Earth, but they find the teleportal trail of when the fugitoid left Earth, so the Triceratons plot a new course for that planet. However at the end of the episode the fugitoid returns to Earth.
57 4 "Worlds Collide, Part 1" Roy Burdine Ben Townsend October 30, 2004 (2004-10-30) S03E05
Despite convincing the Triceratons that the Fugitoid has in fact left Earth, the Turtles are dismayed to find that the Fugitoid has returned. Having erased any information on the Teleportal from his hard drive, he attempts to offer himself up to the Triceratons to encourage them to end their war against the D'Hoonib Republic. But the Turtles refuse to let their friend be captured.
58 5 "Worlds Collide, Part 2" Roy Burdine Marty Isenberg November 6, 2004 (2004-11-06) S03E06
The Turtles and Professor Honeycutt are captured by the enigmatic Agent Bishop. Turning the Fugitoid over to General Blanque of D'Hoonib, Bishop performs medical experiments on the Turtles, which threaten to result in their deaths.
59 6 "Worlds Collide, Part 3" Roy Burdine Eric Luke November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13) S03E07
Splinter, April and Casey rescue the Turtles and Leatherhead from Agent Bishop's clutches, and they all set off to find the Fugitoid. Meanwhile, Traximus and his rebel group attack the Triceraton Prime Leader, and the Fugitoid struggles to end the war between the Triceratons and the D'Hoonib Federation.
60 7 "Touch and Go" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan[disambiguation needed] November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20) S03E08
Raphael seeks shelter and learns a lesson in empathy when an angry mob looking for aliens chases him through the New York City alleys. Meanwhile, Master Splinter and Michelangelo must fight two hired assassins possessing super-strength and super-speed abilities.
61 8 "Hunted" Roy Burdine Ben Townsend November 27, 2004 (2004-11-27) S03E09
A big game hunter searches the sewers, seeking a giant crocodile rumoured to live in them. He runs into an emotionally unstable Leatherhead, who has been living in the Turtles' lair. Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #6
62 9 "H.A.T.E." Roy Burdine Marty Isenberg December 4, 2004 (2004-12-04) S03E10
The gang is relaxing in the countryside when their peace is shattered by some violent, alien-hating survivalists. Raphael and Donatello try to put a stop to them--and deal with an atomic bomb--while April's and Casey's relationship is put at risk by the arrival of Casey's overprotective mother.
  • Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #12 "Survivalists".
63 10 "Nobody's Fool" Roy Burdine Greg Johnson December 11, 2004 (2004-12-11) S03E11
Leonardo and Michelangelo meet up with caped crusader Nobody and attempt to help him out...well Mikey does anyway.
  • Based on Tales of the TMNT #2 “Nobody’s Fool!”.
64 11 "New Blood" Roy Burdine Marty Isenberg January 22, 2005 (2005-01-22) S03E12
The Turtles explore a crashed Triceraton ship that was left in the Hudson River after the alien invasion. Here they encounter three "Karai-Bots"--dangerous robots designed by Baxter Stockman's overly enthusiastic young apprentice, Dr. Chaplin.
65 12 "The Lesson" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan December 18, 2004 (2004-12-18) S03E13
April asks the Turtles to teach her martial arts, and they refuse, knowing they could do more harm than good by training her without sufficient expertise. They tell her about the last time they tried to train a preteen boy, back when the Turtles themselves were much younger.
53 13 "The Christmas Aliens" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan December 25, 2004 (2004-12-25) S03E01
In a solo adventure, Michelangelo attempts to thwart the Purple Dragons in their attempt to steal a truck full of toys meant to be delivered to an orphanage for Christmas. He also comes across a stray kitten, which he takes under his wing and names him Klunk. At the lair, Mikey's brothers and Master Splinter plan a huge feast and invite all their friends.
  • Based on Michaelangelo #1 “The Christmas Aliens”.
66 14 "The Darkness Within" Roy Burdine Ben Townsend January 29, 2005 (2005-01-29) S03E14
Angel asks the Turtles to help her find her brother, who went missing after exploring some tunnels under an old mansion. The Turtles venture in and encounter a disturbing centuries-old monster, which captures them and forces each Turtle to confront his greatest fear.
67 15 "Mission of Gravity" Roy Burdine Marty Isenberg February 5, 2005 (2005-02-05) S03E15
The Turtles are overjoyed to encounter an old friend who they thought was dead, and they all set out to lower the floating city of Beijing back to the Earth's surface. Going against her father's wishes, Karai secretly tries to help the Turtles, while, Baxter Stockman, whose technological skills are at risk of being usurped, tries to get rid of Dr. Chaplin.
68 16 "The Entity Below" Roy Burdine Greg Johnson February 6, 2005 (2005-02-06) S03E16
To Michelangelo's chagrin, the Turtles must venture back down to the underground city to investigate, after Donatello's crystals start glowing at the same time that massive earthquakes shake the world. But none of them are prepared for what they are about to learn about the Earth's history.
69 17 "Time Travails" Roy Burdine Bob Forward February 7, 2005 (2005-02-07) S03E17
The Turtles become involved in a time hoping adventure with the apprentice timestress Renet to foil the plans of the evil demon sorcerer Savanti Remaro as he tries to escape his exile to the dark ages. Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #8
70 18 "Hun on the Run" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan February 8, 2005 (2005-02-08) S03E18
Sent by the Shredder to obtain a piece of alien technology held by the US government, Karai is captured by Agent Bishop who offers to return her in exchange for all the alien technology that Shredder has himself. Shredder instead sends the disgraced Hun to rescue the girl — whom Hun despises. As if there was not enough dishonor among thieves, Stockman lures the Turtles into the battle as well...
71 19 "Reality Check" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost March 5, 2005 (2005-03-05) S03E19
The Ultimate Daimyo's son and Drako, merged into one entity, arrive in the Turtles' lair with Lord Simultaneous's Time Scepter. Seeking vengeance, the monster teleports each Turtle, and Splinter, to a different dimension. Michelangelo finds himself in a dream come true--a world where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are superheroes with amazing powers. His joy is ended abruptly, however, when he finds out who the Superturtles' archenemy is. Based on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #7
72 20 "Across the Universe" Roy Burdine Greg Johnson March 12, 2005 (2005-03-12) S03E20
Raphael arrives in a dimension where different alien species race huge motorcycles in high-stake competitions. Raph joins in, and tries to teach his companions how to race honorably. This crossover episode is based on Peter Laird's and Jim Lawson's real-life comic series, "Planet Racers."
73 21 "Same As It Never Was" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan March 17, 2005 (2005-03-17) S03E21
Donatello is thrown into a grim, dystopian future, where the Shredder exercises totalitarian control. Don must find his emotionally hardened family and friends, who believe he has been dead for thirty years, to plan a final attack on the Shredder's headquarters.
74 22 "The Real World, Part 1" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost March 26, 2005 (2005-03-26) S03E22
Leonardo finds himself in a feudal Japan-like dimension where he encounters anthropomorphic samurai animals, including his old friend, Usagi. This crossover episode is based on Stan Sakai's real-life comic series, "Usagi Yojimbo."
75 23 "The Real World, Part 2" Roy Burdine Michael Ryan April 2, 2005 (2005-04-02) S03E23
Leonardo, hoping to find his family, travels with Usagi to the Battle Nexus to get help from the Daimyo.
76 24 "Bishop's Gambit" Roy Burdine Greg Johnson April 9, 2005 (2005-04-09) S03E24
Agent Bishop captures Master Splinter to extract some of his mutant rat DNA. The Turtles, Professor Honeycutt, and Leatherhead invade Bishop's laboratory and discover just how frightening Bishop's plans for the world are.
77 25 "Exodus, Part 1" Roy Burdine Christopher Yost April 16, 2005 (2005-04-16) S03E25
The Shredder prepares to leave the Earth and spread his plans of conquest and mass murder to other planets. As the citizens of New York City celebrate Oroku Saki's monetary aid in repairing the city after the Triceraton invasion, the Turtles and their allies decide they must sneak into the Shredder's headquarters and stop him from leaving Earth at all costs.
78 26 "Exodus, Part 2" Roy Burdine Greg Johnson April 23, 2005 (2005-04-23) S03E26
After a crushing defeat at the Shredder's hands, the Turtles and Splinter, on board the Shredder's starship, must make some difficult decisions in order to stop their hated enemy.

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