Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series, season 6)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes26
Release
Original network4Kids TV
Original releaseJuly 29, 2006 –
October 27, 2007
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List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003 TV series) episodes

The sixth season (subtitled Fast Forward) originally aired between July 29, 2006 and October 27, 2007, beginning with the "Future Shellshock" episode.[1] It also includes recreated designs for all returning characters.

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.[citation needed] 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.[1]

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.

Story[edit]

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 bringing 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 Dunn, 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 the Dark Turtles, which are 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, 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.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Michael Sinterniklaas as Leonardo, the leader of the Turtles. (26 episodes)
  • Wayne Grayson as Michelangelo, the Turtles' youngest member and a source of comic relief. (26 episodes)
  • Sam Riegel as Donatello, the Turtles' genius engineer who is identified as the member who holds the team together. (26 episodes)
  • Frank Frankson as Raphael, Leonardo's second-in-command who often argues with him. (26 episodes)
  • Darren Dunstan as Splinter, the Turtles' sensei and adopted father. (18 episodes)
  • Christopher C. Adams as Cody Jones, a descendant of April O'Neill and Casey Jones, who lives in the year 2105. He helps the turtles survive in the future. (23 episodes)
  • Marc Thompson as Serling, the robot servant of Cody Jones who become constantly enfuriated by the turtles. (20 episodes)
  • Sean Schemmel as Constable Biggles, a police officer in the year 2105 (11 episodes); as Sh'Okonabo, an alien (8 episodes)
  • David Zen Mansley as Darius Dun, the uncle of Cody Jones who despises the turtles (9 episodes); as Bishop, the president of the Pan Galactic Alliance, a federation that controls several galaxies all over the universe, formerly a black ops agent in charge of the Earth Protection Force, an organization devoted to defending Earth from alien invasion. (3 episodes)

Recurring cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward 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.[2] 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.[2]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written By Original air date TV
Broadcast
1171"Future Shellshock"Roy BurdineMarty IsenbergJuly 29, 2006 (2006-07-29)S06E01
1182"Obsolete"Roy BurdineAdam BeechenAugust 5, 2006 (2006-08-05)S06E02
1193"Home Invasion"Roy BurdineRich FogelAugust 12, 2006 (2006-08-12)S06E03
1204"Headlock Prime"Roy BurdineSteven MelchingSeptember 30, 2006 (2006-09-30)S06E04
1215"Playtime's Over"Roy BurdineJulia LewaldOctober 7, 2006 (2006-10-07)S06E05
1226"Bishop to Knight"Roy BurdineSteve MurphyOctober 14, 2006 (2006-10-14)S06E06
1237"Night of Sh'Okanabo"Roy BurdineMichael RyanOctober 21, 2006 (2006-10-21)S06E07
1248"Clash of the Turtle Titans"Roy BurdineMarty IsenbergOctober 28, 2006 (2006-10-28)S06E08
1259"Fly Me to the Moon"Roy BurdineRich FogelNovember 4, 2006 (2006-11-04)S06E09
12610"Invasion of the Bodyjacker!"Roy BurdineRoger SliferNovember 11, 2006 (2006-11-11)S06E10
12711"The Freaks Come Out at Night"Roy BurdineMarty IsenbergNovember 25, 2006 (2006-11-25)S06E11
12812"Bad Blood"Roy BurdineRoland GonzalezDecember 2, 2006 (2006-12-02)S06E12
12913"The Journal"Roy BurdineSteve MurphyDecember 9, 2006 (2006-12-09)S06E13
13014"The Gaminator"Roy BurdineWendell MorrisDecember 16, 2006 (2006-12-16)S06E14
13115"Graduation Day: Class of 2105"Roy BurdineJulia LewaldMarch 24, 2007 (2007-03-24)S06E15
13216"Timing Is Everything"Roy BurdineJoe KellyMarch 31, 2007 (2007-03-31)S06E16
13317"Enter the Jammerhead"Roy BurdineJulia LewaldApril 7, 2007 (2007-04-07)S06E17
13418"Milk Run"Roy BurdineSteven MelchingApril 14, 2007 (2007-04-14)S06E18
13519"The Fall of Darius Dunn"Roy BurdineRich FogelApril 21, 2007 (2007-04-21)S06E19
13620"Turtle X-Tinction"Roy BurdineMarty IsenbergApril 28, 2007 (2007-04-28)S06E20
13721"Race For Glory"Roy BurdineLarry HamaSeptember 8, 2007 (2007-09-08)S06E21
13822"Head of State"Roy BurdineJohn DrdekSeptember 15, 2007 (2007-09-15)S06E22
13923"DNA is Thicker than Water"Roy BurdineRoland GonzalezOctober 6, 2007 (2007-10-06)S06E23
14024"The Cosmic Completist"Roy BurdineJames FelderOctober 13, 2007 (2007-10-13)S06E24
14125"The Day of Awakening"Roy BurdineSteve MurphyOctober 20, 2007 (2007-10-20)S06E25
14226"Zixxth Sense"Roy BurdineRich FogelOctober 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)S06E26

Unproduced episodes[edit]

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.[3]

# Title Original airdate TV Broadcast
1"Master Fighter 2105"May 11, 2009 (2009-05-11) (animatic online)
2"Something Wicked"N/A (N/A)
3"Bounty Huntin'"N/A (N/A)
4"Turtles, Turtles Everywhere"N/A (N/A)
5"Law and Disorder"N/A (N/A)
6"The Devil and Dr. Stockman"N/A (N/A)
7"The Incredible Shrinking Serling"N/A (N/A)
8"A Question of Honor"N/A (N/A)
9"City Under Siege / Con Space"N/A (N/A)
10"Homeward Bound"N/A (N/A)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TMNT Season 6 on Official Site". ninjaturtles.com. Archived from the original on 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2008-02-20.
  2. ^ a b "TMNT credits on Dongwoo Animation". Dongwoo Animation Co. Archived from the original on December 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  3. ^ "World Premiere EXCLUSIVE Never-Before-Seen "TMNT: Fast Forward" Episode". 4Kids TV. May 13, 2009. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. Retrieved October 8, 2016.

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