Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series) (season 6)
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original channel||4Kids TV|
|Original release||July 29, 2006 – October 27, 2007|
The sixth season (renamed Fast Forward) originally aired between July 29, 2006 and October 27, 2007, beginning with the "Future Shellshock" episode. It also includes recreated designs for all characters in both Fast Forward and the seventh and final season; renamed Back to the Sewer.
This season mostly takes place in 2105 New York City, with plots such as Sh’Okanabo’s attempts to unleash the "Day of Awakening"; the Turtles’ attempts to expose Darius Dunn’s criminal activities, and to return to their own time; and Cody Jones’ growth. Due to the multispecies population of the future, the Turtles are now free to move about openly and interact with everyday people. The season is lighter in tone and less violent than previous ones, with a greater emphasis on jokes.
The season was originally going to air one year later, but to try to increase interest in the series, 4Kids and Fox started airing this season a year earlier instead of the "Ninja Tribunal" arc. This season became the fifth season to air on commercial television even though it was the sixth season produced. After the scheduling change was made, Mirage and its partners decided to finish production on the "Ninja Tribunal" episodes and release them directly to DVD. 4Kids Entertainment later signed a deal with Comcast and this season began airing on Comcast-On-Demand in August 2006. Thus mass confusion has ensued regarding which season is officially season five and which is season six. Chronologically this season comes after the "Ninja Tribunal" season.
The episodes were released in partial season sets. Volume 1, named "TMNT Fast Forward: Future Shellshock!", was released on February 6, 2007, and had the first thirteen episodes, and volume 2, named "TMNT Fast Forward: Day of the Awakening", was released on August 7, 2007, and had the remaining thirteen.
During an ordinary day, the Turtles and Splinter are suddenly transported through time to New York City in the year 2105 by Cody Jones, a descendant of Casey Jones and April O'Neil. Jones intended to build a "time window", which could allow him to simply observe past escapades of the Turtles, but an unforeseen complication turned it into a time travel-capable machine, which is in disrepair after bring the Turtles and Splinter to the future. At Cody's insistence, the Turtles and Splinter begin to live with him until the time window can be repaired, also contending with Cody's uptight robotic butler, Serling. However, during their time with Cody, the group comes into conflict with Darius Dun, Cody's uncle and CEO of O'Neil Tech, who is in actuality a crime boss seeking to wrest complete control of the company from the young Cody. On several occasions, Dunn attempts to kill the Turtles or Splinter, attempts that do not go unnoticed by them, who resolve to keep a wary eye on the villain, while Cody remains ignorant of his uncle's true nature.
The Turtles also gain a new nemesis in the form of Sh'Okanabo, an alien warlord who seeks to conquer the Earth so his species, the Kanabo, can reproduce and thrive on the planet. Sh'Okanabo enters a partnership with Darius Dunn, both seeking to destroy the Turtles, and Sh'Okanabo creates four malicious clones of the Turtles to battle them. Dunn also gives Sh'Okanabo the plans to Cody's time window, and the alien is able to manufacture a second one, but it malfunctions, creating a storm of time windows that transport beings from all across time in New York - resulting in a brief face-off between the Turtles and the Shredder from their time, before he is returned to his own time. The Turtles, Cody and Sh'Okanabo are briefly able to repair the villain's time window, but it malfunctions yet again, seemingly killing the alien warlord.
To his horror, Cody discovers his uncle's villainous nature when he uncovers a secret weapon factory that Dunn had kept hidden from Cody. When his plans are revealed, Dunn faces off with Cody before fleeing in the wake of defeat, leaving Cody as the CEO of O'Neil Tech. Dunn quickly returns with a vengeance, hijacking Cody's Turtle X battle armor and going on a rampage. Serling manages to save Cody from his uncle, albeit at the cost of his own life, though he's soon repaired and converted into a second iteration of the Turtle X armor to better protect his young charge. Dunn goes into hiding with the Dark Turtles in the meantime.
The Turtles also discover that Agent Bishop has survived to 2105, thanks to his cloning-induced longevity. Bishop has undergone a change of heart after a lab accident which saw Baxter Stockman go missing, and instead of hunting aliens, he has become the President of the Pan-Galactic Alliance of Worlds, a United Nations type coalition between Earth and all peaceful alien races. Stockman is revealed to have survived the lab incident, and after nearly killing Bishop in retaliation, he reforms as well, entering a renewed partnership and friendship with his old ally. Bishop summons the Turtles to aid him in venturing to an Earth base on the Moon, which has lost contact with Earth. The group discovers that Sh'Okanabo survived the destruction of the time window, and has taken up residence on the dark side of the moon, plotting to block out the sunlight to engineer his "Day of Awakening", but is soon stopped by the combined efforts of the Turtles, Bishop and Cody.
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.
|Title||Directed by||Written By||Original air date||TV
|118||1||"Future Shellshock"||Roy Burdine||Marty Isenberg||July 29, 2006||S06E01|
|In the middle of a particularly heated argument (over which TV programmes to watch), the Turtles and Splinter are abruptly transported to the year 2105 by a time machine unwittingly created by Cody Jones, heir to the vast O'Neil-Jones business empire and descendant of April and Casey. Upon their arrival, the Turtles quickly get separated — and minutes later, Mikey finds himself ambushed by a horde of mysterious, cloaked figures: The Street Phantoms, led by the cyborg Jammerhead. His terrapin brothers must first rendezvous with a fussy English-accented robot called Serling, meet Cody and adapt to their new surroundings before setting out on a desperate rescue mission.|
|119||2||"Obsolete"||Roy Burdine||Adam Beechen||August 5, 2006||S06E02|
|Hoping to fix the Time Window and return home, the Turtles sneak out with Cody and go to O'Neil Tech to meet Starlee Hambrath who works there. However, Darius Dunn sees the guys and wants them away from Cody and in his lab for study. Unleashing old mercenaries against the Turtles, it looks as if Darius will get his wish - until they turn on him and kidnap Cody instead. With Starlee's help the boys use new technology to create new weapons which get a full workout when our heroes stage a desperate rescue mission.|
|120||3||"Home Invasion"||Roy Burdine||Rich Fogel||August 12, 2006||S06E03|
|Raphael is impatient with the highly automated future - especially when Cody builds the Turtles a fancy new Dojo complete with realistic holographic simulation battle programs. Unfortunately, a malicious living computer virus named Viral takes over Cody's building, and traps the Turtles inside the Dojo. Raph's worst fears are realized when the simulations are turned into a high-tech deadly prison, and the Turtles have to fight for their lives. One battle simulation with attack drones was based entirely on Wild West C.O.W.-Boys of Moo Mesa.|
|121||4||"Headlock Prime"||Roy Burdine||Steven Melching||September 30, 2006||S06E04|
|When he sees an ad for a pro-wrestling tournament, a homesick Raph can't resist. Leo tags along at Splinter's suggestion. However, it turns out that wrestling 22nd century-style is more about body language than actual physical fighting, but things are livened up when Triple Threat, a banned wrestler with three bickering heads, crashes the arena to prove himself and steal the box office receipts. It's up to Raph and Leo to stop the crazed powerhouse any which way they can.|
|122||5||"Playtime's Over"||Roy Burdine||Julia Lewald||October 7, 2006||S06E05|
|Mikey is obsessed with the video game Helix, goes crackers when he finds out that the sequel is being released. The turtles need a guide to navigate the humongous Levellex Mall, and enlist clueless Cody, who enlists street-wise Starlee who uses it to go on date with Cody. But at the mall, Jammerhead and the Street Phantoms hijack the delivery trucks full of Helix 2! When the Turtles are framed by Jammerhead for the crime, Cody steps in sporting his own personal Turtle-Armor to save the day and shows Constable Biggles a video that show the Turtles are innocent! Back at Cody's building they thank Cody for helping them, then Starlee show up and tells Cody how romantic he is and to gave Mikey the Helix 2 game.|
|123||6||"Bishop to Knight"||Roy Burdine||Steve Murphy||October 14, 2006||S06E06|
|The guys are shocked to find that their old archenemy, Agent Bishop, is alive and well in the year 2105. And he's President of the Pan-Galactic Council, an organisation dedicated to peace between alien species! Furthermore, to add insult to injury, he needs their help tracking down wanted mercenary and all around bad dude Torbin Zixx! When Zixx delivers a bomb to the South Street Moonport, they quickly learn that in the future, nothing is as it seems.|
|124||7||"Night of Sh'Okanabo"||Roy Burdine||Michael Ryan||October 21, 2006||S06E07|
|When Mikey finds out that Cody has never seen a horror flick, our boisterous movie aficionado drags Cody and his three brothers downtown for a little horror movie festival viewing. What the turtles don't expect is that their horror movie festival is going to turn into the real thing ... when they meet Sh'okanabo face to face.|
|125||8||"Clash of the Turtle Titans"||Roy Burdine||Marty Isenberg||October 28, 2006||S06E08|
|Mikey discovers someone has taken over his old superhero persona, Turtle Titan, and sets off to deal with the "imposter" — even though he appears to be much more mature and responsible than Mikey will ever be! But there's a little more to this Turtle Titan than Mikey realizes.|
|126||9||"Fly Me to the Moon"||Roy Burdine||Rich Fogel||November 4, 2006||S06E09|
|Cody and the Turtles go to the moon in search of a rare lunar alloy. But their quest is cut short when they discover that the Inuwashi Gunjin have been sent there by Darius Dun to make sure that they never come back alive.|
|127||10||"Invasion of the Bodyjacker!"||Roy Burdine||Roger Slifer||November 11, 2006||S06E10|
|Jammerhead takes identity theft to whole new level when he gets his hands on the ultimate stealth device: The Bodyjacker! He uses it to take over Darius Dun's body in order to infiltrate O'Neil Tech and steal its greatest secrets! When our heroes step in to stop him they discover that one of those secrets appears to be a covert weapons-building program by Darius himself! The Turtles can't wait to expose him — but first they have to survive an attack by the greatest weapon in the arsenal: Darius' own incredible battlesuit! They find Jammerhead and destroy Bodyjacker device and Constable Biggles put Jammerhead in jail.|
|128||11||"The Freaks Come Out at Night"||Roy Burdine||Marty Isenberg||November 25, 2006||S06E11|
|After an outing downtown, Mikey starts behaving strangely – as in super strength, green-slime-spewing strangely. The reason, the Turtles soon discover, is that Mikey has been “implanted” by one of Sh’Okanabo’s “gene-seeds”. Sh’Okanabo has begun his first test of introducing the seeds into the general population in order to propagate his alien race, transforming ordinary folks into monstrous Kanabo drones! But will our heroes be able to stop him before becoming “implanted” themselves?|
|129||12||"Bad Blood"||Roy Burdine||Roland Gonzalez||December 2, 2006||S06E12|
|Sh'Okanabo makes a deal with Darius Dun by giving him Kanabo clones of the Turtles, each with the Turtles' fighting style and memories. Darius leads the Turtles into an ambush and disarms them. Cody, Splinter and Serling come to help but end up in a mess of trouble. With Splinter and Serling arrested by the Peacekeepers, Cody must put his Ninja training and a little detective skill to good use.|
|130||13||"The Journal"||Roy Burdine||Steve Murphy||December 9, 2006||S06E13|
|While rooting around in Cody's Trophy Room, Don, Leo, Mike and Raph come across a journal written by April O'Neil and Casey Jones. and which describes their lives when they return to the past. In spite of Splinter's warning that knowing their future could be dangerous, the guys set about reading it, only to find that they future back in the past will be all but rosy.|
|131||14||"The Gaminator"||Roy Burdine||Wendell Morris||December 16, 2006||S06E14|
|The Turtles get their hands on a prototype game system called "The Gaminator," virtual reality rumoured to be the ultimate gaming experience. They get more than they bargained for when they are digitized and sucked into the game, where they find that the Gaminator is actually a trap set by Viral so that she can get her revenge on the Turtles and defeat them on her own turf!|
|132||15||"Graduation Day: Class of 2105"||Roy Burdine||Julia Lewald||March 24, 2007||S06E15|
|Splinter is pleased to announce that the Turtles are about to graduate from the ninja rank of Genin to the more advanced rank of Chunin. Everyone is quite excited... until it is made clear that Michelangelo will not be graduating with his brothers since he has been playing video games instead of training. To bring their brother up to speed, they test him in a series of challenges in order to understand the true meaning of Ninjutsu.|
|133||16||"Timing Is Everything"||Roy Burdine||Joe Kelly||March 31, 2007||S06E16|
|When Darius Dun and Sh'Okanabo join forces, it can only mean one thing — trouble! Anxious to test out their version of Cody's Time Window, Sh'Okanabo jumps the gun and unleashes a "Time storm" on New New York City, opening random portals to points across time — with the Turtles smack in the middle of the chaos!|
|134||17||"Enter the Jammerhead"||Roy Burdine||Julia Lewald||April 7, 2007||S06E17|
|Jammerhead busts his way out of prison, looking to even the score with his Turtle foes. Thanks to a newly developed chip, he can download fighter footage and instantly mimic the moves of the best martial artists. He tracks down and confronts the Turtles during a visit from Starlee's alien family. Now the turtles have to protect Starlee's family and figure out how to 'beat' the new & improved Jammerhead.|
|135||18||"Milk Run"||Roy Burdine||Steven Melching||April 14, 2007||S06E18|
|Intergalactic mercenary Torbin Zixx returns and enlists the Turtles' help in smuggling a ship full of humanitarian aid past Triceraton space gangsters. But the Triceratons are obsessed with finding Zixx, and it's up to the guys to help him escape and complete his mission...|
|136||19||"The Fall of Darius Dunn"||Roy Burdine||Rich Fogel||April 21, 2007||S06E19|
|When Cody uncovers Darius Dunn's secret weapons manufacturing program, he obtains his Turtle X battle armour and he and his uncle have a final showdown over who will ultimately control the vast O'Neil Tech empire.|
|137||20||"Turtle X-Tinction"||Roy Burdine||Marty Isenberg||April 28, 2007||S06E20|
|Serling and the Turtles are working on their surprise birthday party for Cody when all of a sudden the Turtle X suddenly starts going out of control. It turns out the fugitive Darius Dun planted a "Trojan Horse" virus in Cody's exo-armor and is now controlling Turtle X to enact his revenge on his nephew and the Turtles. The guys have to work together to take down the deadly Turtle X — a prospect made all the more difficult when Cody gets trapped inside!|
|138||21||"Race For Glory"||Roy Burdine||Larry Hama||September 8, 2007||S06E21|
|The Turtles enter a tricked-out Hovershell in a cross-country road race that pits the latest high tech experimental vehicles against one another. But the fun and games quickly turn serious when Triple Threat decides to crash the race and steal all the cars.|
|139||22||"Head of State"||Roy Burdine||John Drdek||September 15, 2007||S06E22|
|When President Bishop is attacked by mysterious underground monsters, he enlists the help of the Turtles. Our fearless green guardians must rescue Bishop before he loses his head (literally!) to another sinister figure from the Turtles' past... Baxter Stockman!|
|140||23||"DNA is Thicker than Water"||Roy Burdine||Roland Gonzalez||October 6, 2007||S06E23|
|Darius comes down hard on the Dark Turtles and places the blame squarely on Dark Leo's spiky shoulders. To prove that he is an apt leader Dark Leo devises a plan to destroy the Turtles from within by being wounded and captured. While being nursed back to health, Dark Leo's time with the TMNT causes him to have second thoughts about the enterprise...|
|141||24||"The Cosmic Completist"||Roy Burdine||James Felder||October 13, 2007||S06E24|
|Raphael has nothing but contempt for Michelangelo's geeky toy collection, but when the leader of the Inawashi Gunjin comes to the Turtles for help with a malevolent alien, Raphael must think like a geek to beat Aramzedo, the ultimate collector!|
|142||25||"The Day of Awakening"||Roy Burdine||Steve Murphy||October 20, 2007||S06E25|
|When the entire population of Moonbase Bishop goes missing, it appears that Sh'Okanabo has jump started his plan to take over the Earth. The Turtles stage an assault on the base, only to find a bigger, badder Sh'Okanabo — with an army of Kanabo Drones hiding on the dark side of the moon! The Day of Awakening is at hand!|
|143||26||"Zixxth Sense"||Roy Burdine||Rich Fogel||October 27, 2007||S06E26|
|Torbin Zixx convinces the Turtles to help him recover an experimental matter transmitter that he was forced to give to Triceraton space gangster Boss Zukko to pay off an old debt. The fate of the world may rest on the success of their mission. But can they trust Zixx?|
A ten-episode season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was originally in production, intended to be aired on 4Kids TV in the fall 2007. However, the season was scrapped mid-production, and a storyboard animatic of the first episode was released through the Rewards Plaza of the 4Kids website.
|#||Title||Original airdate||TV Broadcast|
|1||"Master Fighter 2105"||May 11, 2009 (animatic online)||—|
The sentient and autonomously rogue artificial intelligence/multi-agent system called Viral brings the character of “Master Fighter,” the ultimate martial master from the Turtle’s favorite hi-chop-socky martial arts films, to “life.” This virtual Master Fighter plays out the storyline of the film he was created from, believing the Turtles, Cody and Serling to be his mortal enemies. Master Fighter makes short work of them until Master Splinter shows up!NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed, but the animatic of it is available on YouTube.
A Triceraton deep space freighter detects life signs coming from a lone asteroid. As per United Federation of Planets regulations, they investigate… only to find their greatest and oldest archenemy-the Utrom shredder. The Utrom Shredder takes over the Triceraton ship, enslaves the Triceraton crew, and creates for himself a new organic,cyborg Triceraton body. This new Shredder then plots a course for the Milky Way galaxy, and New Manhattan in particular, to exact revenge on the Turtles. However, our heroes receive word of the Shredder’s resurrection from some old Utrom allies, including Captain Mortu, and their long-lost comrade Leatherhead.Note: Karai appears in a flashback along the Utrom Shredder, her adopted father.
When Boss Zucko collects the bounty on Torbin Zixx by handing him over to an unscrupulous criminal kingpin the Turtles get suckered into mounting a rescue mission. But Zucko keeps capturing Zixx again and again, turning Zixx over to different gangs of thugs, aliens, and crime syndicates and the Turtles keep having to spring Zixx. Eventually our heroes discover they’ve been had - Zixx and Zucko have been working together since the very beginning, collecting and splitting millions of credits from all of the bounties on Zixx’s head! Now they’ve got to teach Zixx and Zucko a (hopefully painful) lesson.NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed.
|4||"Turtles, Turtles Everywhere"||N/A||—|
Tired of the constant failures of the Dark Turtles he created, Darius Dunn decides it’s time to build a better mousetrap - - or gang of henchmen, if you will. Turning his technological know how to the task, Dunn creates the TechTurtles…and what better way to give them a test run than sending them after the now obsolete Dark Turtles? Reeling from the high tech onslaught of the TechTurtles and desperate to survive, the Dark Turtles have no choice but to turn to their enemies, the Turtles, for help. In the heat of battle, the Ninja Turtles teach the Dark Turtles what honor and sacrifice is truly about. After this battle, things will never be the same.NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed.
|5||"Law and Disorder"||N/A||—|
When Jammerhead reprograms Constable Biggles to take down the Turtles, our heroes find themselves under attack by the entire police force! And the Turtles thought Biggles couldn’t get any more annoying!! Now the green team supreme must battle both cops (Biggles police force) and robbers (Jammerhead’s Street Phantoms), get to Jammerhead, and get Biggles back to his normal obnoxious self!NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed.
|6||"The Devil and Dr. Stockman"||N/A||—|
Recently installed into a new body (courtesy of his “good friend” and head of the UFP, President Bishop), a chipper Stockman finds himself anxious to begin his new life as one of the “good guys.” Stockman invites himself along to an intergalactic Science Expo with his new best friends forever – the Turtles. But when the Shredder attacks their ship and they all find themselves stranded on a hostile planet, with the Shredder hunting them, will Stockman be tempted by the Shredder to go back to his evil ways or will he stay the good guy course and help the Turtles survive?NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed.
|7||"The Incredible Shrinking Serling"||N/A||—|
Realizing that getting back to their own time has become imperative, the Turtles and Cody begin a series of Time Window experiments, using Serling as a guinea pig! The first test causes Serling to explode! The next test shrinks him to action figure size (“Er… I think we’ve accidentally altered space instead of time…”)! Next, tiny Serling gets sent into the past! But targeting the precise point in time is more difficult than you’d think, and for a moment Serling winds up in some prehistoric age! Just as he’s about to be eaten by a T-Rex, he is pulled again through time, and materializes in the Turtles Lair! But, to Serling’s chagrin, he learns that a) his systems are not functioning very well (he’s temporarily lost motor functions), and b) he’s at a point in time where the Turtles are still kids (the Turtle Tots)! It’s Serling’s worst nightmare as the Turtle tots tap him as their favorite new toy and he must clandestinely work to save the mischievous foursome as they get into all sorts of trouble.NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed, but the script was later salvaged and adapted into an episode of Back to the Sewer bearing the same title.
|8||"A Question of Honor"||N/A||—|
The turtles' team up with the ninja-rabbit Usagi.NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed.
|9||"City Under Siege / Con Space"||N/A||—|
As Triple Threat is being deported from earth via a prisoner transport shuttle he hijacks the ship and rallies all of the convicted alien thugs on board to join him on a crime spree the likes of which New New York has never seen! President Bishop is desperate to keep order in the city, but is he desperate enough to team up with the Turtle Titan for help?NOTE: Production of this episode was not completed, but the script was later salvaged and adapted into an episode of Back to the Sewer bearing the same title.
When Cody mysteriously fluxes out of existence, the Turtles double their efforts on the Time Window, if only so they can rescue him. But with the Utrom Shredder, Mech Turtles, and Darius all closing in fast it will take a little help from some friends. Thankfully, Usagi, Leatherhead, and the Utroms arrive to aid our heroes. But despite Don’s best efforts he can’t seem to break through to the point in time he and his brothers came from.Meanwhile, it becomes clear that the bad guys are targeting the Time Window too! The good and the bad guys are closing in: But that’s when the Dark Turtles enter the fray and buy Don some much needed thinking time. Don fires up the Time Window with search parameters to find Cody – and it finally does locate him! Don see Cody in some subterranean location, tinkering with some kind of high tech machine, watching various images of the (future) Turtles. With the help of their allies, the villains are defeated, and the Turtles, Splinter, and Serling jump through the Time window to rescue Cody – only to find that they have materialized safe and sound, back in their lair, in the year 2007! Cody has built a crude Time Beacon here in the Turtles’ home time, enabling the Time Window in Cody’s time to finally bridge the gap accurately and safely where they all live happily ever after in their rightful home and family.
- Season Six Episode list with detailed synopses at the Official Ninja Turtles website
- Episode list with synopses at TV.com