4Kids Season 3 – Episode 069 (Time Travails)


“Time Travails”
Written by Bob Forward
Original Air Date: February 19, 2005

Supervising Producer: Lloyd Goldfine
Producers: Gary Richardson, Frederick U. Fierst, Al Kahn, Norman Grossfeld, Thomas Kenney
Supervising Director: Roy Burdine
Story Editor: Lloyd Goldfine

Donatello (Sam Regal)
Leonardo (Michael Sinterniklaas)
Michelangelo (Wayne Grayson)
Raphael (Frank Frankson)

Savanti Romero
Dragon Familiar/Ultimate Drako
Lord Simultaneous

Lord Simultaneous’ Castle
Rooftops of New York City
Savanti Romero’s castle in the 15th Century
Prehistoric Earth
Time Sceptre


Intro: Open with Renet voice over as she and the Turtles fall from a rift in the sky and land on an old battle site where Medieval zombie warriors begin to emerge from the ground.

Act 1: Open in the 79th Level of Null-Time, Castle Simultaneous. We see a young woman in armor, named Renet, dusting her way through the Annals of History as punishment for an earlier act of disobedience. The terminally bored time mistress spots a crystal ball (called The Orb of Hindsight) and uses it to observe Savanti Romero in 15th Century Earth-time as he plots revenge. The girl is unhappy with these dark images and “changes the channel” to something more fun – and we see a new scene where the TMNT are having a water balloon fight on the rooftops of NYC. Renet wishes that she could be having a good time like the little, green bald guys.

As she continues to dust, the Time Mistress spots the Time Sceptre, an arcane device of immense power, stored on a statue in the hall, apparently unguarded. Renet realizes that she can use the Sceptre to end her boring fate by teleporting herself six weeks into the future (when her dusting sentence will be complete). The young woman grabs the Time Sceptre, setting off alarms and alerting her guardian, Lord Simultaneous. A giant, disembodied silver head appears in the room, roaring in anger. Renet panics and tells the Time Sceptre to take her to where the green guys are – and she is teleported away, much to the dismay of Lord Simultaneous.

Cut to the New York City rooftop where the Turtles continue their water fight. The ninjas are interrupted by Renet, who falls from a rift in the sky and lands directly on top of them. After some confusing introductions, Lord Simultaneous (still in the form of a silvery, giant head) appears, demanding that the lass return the Sceptre that she has stolen. Renet panics once again and tells the TMNT that Simultaneous is going to kill her. The Turtles’ chivalrous nature takes over and they prepare to fight to protect the girl. Raph tosses his sais at the big head, which easily zaps them into reverse with an eye beam. Raph catches his weapons and notes that this plan didn’t work. Once again Renet activates the Time Sceptre to escape, telling it to take them “anywhere”.

Act 2: Escaping from Simultaneous, Renet transports herself and the Turtles to a Medieval battleground in 15th Century Earth-time. Unbeknownst to our heroes, they have been intercepted by an arcane spell cast by the demon sorcerer, Savanti Romero. Romero is overjoyed when he sees that his summoning spell has worked and the Time Sceptre is within his grasp. The sorcerer summons a group of zombie warriors to take the Sceptre. Renet tries to use the Time Sceptre to escape, but it’s no longer following her directives. However, the girl does manage to get the artifact to create Medieval armor for the Turtles to protect them. The Turtles attack and begin defeating the undead fighters.

Upon seeing his zombies fail, Savanti mounts his Familiar, a red dragon. Back on the battleground, the Turtles finish off the last of the zombies just as Savanti and his leather-winged steed fly in and grab Renet and the Time Sceptre. As Romero gloats, the dragon spots the Turtles and dive-bombs them. Savanti is disturbed and confused by his pet’s behavior and reins it in, then he heads back to his castle with his booty in hand.

Act 3: The Turtles decide to storm Romero’s castle and rescue Renet. Inside the fortress, Romero explains to a bound Renet that he will use the Sceptre to destroy Lord Simultaneous. Once again the demonic wizard’s dragon acts up, but this time Romero uses the Sceptre’s powers to punish it with beams of red electricity.

The ninjas easily hop over the castle walls where Savanti greets them with a pair of magically mutated giant cockroaches. A battle ensues and Leonardo manages to get one of the monsters caught beneath a falling pillar, crushing it. Raphael is swallowed whole by the other beast – but his brothers pin the creature to the ground as Raphael bursts out of its chest.

Back inside Savanti’s main chamber, the dragon Familiar forms into a strange chrysalis. Suddenly, the Turtles enter and attack. The ninjas fight Savanti, but they are no match for the Time Sceptre’s powers and are easily dispatched. Romero grins with delight over his victory, but Renet sneaks up behind him and knocks him out with Don’s bo. The Sceptre falls next to the cocoon that was formed by the Familiar. An arm emerges from the chrysalis and grabs the magical device!

Act 4: The Familiar breaks out of the cocoon and we see a hideous beast, the combined forms of Drako and the Ultimate ninja! Ultimate Drako explains how after the villainous pair were sucked into the portal on the Battle Nexus (Episode #52), they spent a millennium in torment when they were merged into one being. They now seek revenge against the Turtles and all who lead to their sorry fate!

As Ultimate Drako froths and prepares to attack the TMNT, Renet sneaks up and grabs the Sceptre from him. The time mistress uses the Sceptre, now free from Romero’s control, to summon Lord Simultaneous. A silvery portal opens and we see the time lord appear in his normal form. Lord Simultaneous takes the Sceptre and uses its power to freeze the attacking Ultimate Drako. The time lord then uses the wand to banish Savanti Romero to the Jurassic Age. Ultimate Drako rants that he cannot be stopped and breaks free from the paralysis, grabs the Time Sceptre from Lord Simultaneous with his tail and teleports away.

Renet and the TMNT are shocked that Ultimate Drako escaped, but the time lord doesn’t seemed to be bothered at all and surmises that the villain will find much more than he bargained for. As everyone is now safe, Lord Simultaneous gives Renet seven more weeks of dusting duty as punishment for her deeds and then sends the Turtles back home.

Master Splinter

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