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[[Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past]] is an upcoming one-hour TMNT TV special on Nickelodeon, debuting Sunday, November 22.
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[[Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past]] is an hour [[Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series)|TMNT]] TV special on [[Nickelodeon]], debuting Sunday, November 22.
   
 
==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
Told in the style of Playmates' Half-Shell Heroes action figure line, the storyline finds the Turtles going back in time to the Jurassic Era, where they encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. However, things get even more complicated when Triceratons, Bebop and Rocksteady show up!
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Told in the style of [[Playmates Toys]]' [[Half-Shell Heroes]] action figure line, the storyline finds the [[Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series)|Ninja Turtles]] going back in time to the Cretaceous Period, where they encounter friendly [[dinosaurs]] from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. However, things get even more complicated when [[Triceratons (2012 TV series)|Triceratons]], [[Anton Zeck (2012 TV series)|Bebop]] and [[Ivan Steranko (2012 TV series)|Rocksteady]] show up!
   
 
==Characters==
 
==Characters==
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*[[Triceraton (2012 TV series)|Triceratons]]
 
*[[Triceraton (2012 TV series)|Triceratons]]
 
**[[Zera|General Zera]] ([[Kate Mulgrew]])
 
**[[Zera|General Zera]] ([[Kate Mulgrew]])
**[[Zor|Lieutenant Zor]]
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**[[Zorg|Lieutenant Zorg]] (Fred Tatasciore)
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**[[Triceraton Lieutenant]] (Rob Paulson)
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**[[Triceraton Soldier #1]] (Fred Tatasciore)
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**[[Triceraton Soldier #2]] (Eric Bauza)
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**[[Triceraton #3]] (Eric Bauza)
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**Guard #1 (Eric
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*[[Robo-Raptors]]
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*[[Robo-Spinosaur]]
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
 
''to be added''
 
''to be added''
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*Unlike the current CG-animated series on Nick, Half-Shell Heroes will be 2D-animated.
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*Unlike the current CG-animated series on Nick, Half-Shell Heroes is 2D-animated.
*Random House will also be putting out a Blast to the Past book this September, while Playmates will release new dino toys in the fall to coincide with the special.
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*Random House also put out a Blast to the Past book September 2015, while Playmates released new dino toys in the fall to coincide with the special.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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**Upon finding the Turtles, Bebop says "it's on like Diddy Kong", a paraphrase of the popular saying "it's on like [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(character) Donkey Kong]". [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diddy_Kong Diddy Kong] is Donkey Kong's sidekick in the video game ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_Country Donkey Kong Country]''.
 
**Upon finding the Turtles, Bebop says "it's on like Diddy Kong", a paraphrase of the popular saying "it's on like [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(character) Donkey Kong]". [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diddy_Kong Diddy Kong] is Donkey Kong's sidekick in the video game ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_Country Donkey Kong Country]''.
 
**While escaping from the Triceratons' prison, Bebop and Rocksteady avoid lasers and a rolling boulder. The scene is similar to the gameplay in the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game) first video game in the series], complete with arcade background music.
 
**While escaping from the Triceratons' prison, Bebop and Rocksteady avoid lasers and a rolling boulder. The scene is similar to the gameplay in the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game) first video game in the series], complete with arcade background music.
*Each of the turtles dino-buddies were chosen based on Playmates Toys' classic "cave-turtles" collection. As matter of fact, the dinos present the same color scheme from their classic toy counterparts.
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*Each of the Turtles dino-buddies were chosen based on Playmates Toys' classic "cave-turtles" collection. As matter of fact, the dinos present the same color scheme from their classic toy counterparts.
 
**Oddly the classic collection cave-turtle Don wore saber-toothed tiger fur clothes and hat, and in the new Half-Shell Heroes toyline, Michelangelo is the one wearing it.
 
**Oddly the classic collection cave-turtle Don wore saber-toothed tiger fur clothes and hat, and in the new Half-Shell Heroes toyline, Michelangelo is the one wearing it.
 
*Despite the plotline stating the episode is set during the Jurassic period, it is actually set in the Cretaceous period, although some dinosaurs from the Jurassic (Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Compsognathus) appear as well.
 
*Despite the plotline stating the episode is set during the Jurassic period, it is actually set in the Cretaceous period, although some dinosaurs from the Jurassic (Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Compsognathus) appear as well.
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**A study of fossil bone histology combined with an investigation of frill shape concluded that Torosaurus probably represented the mature form of Triceratops.
 
**A study of fossil bone histology combined with an investigation of frill shape concluded that Torosaurus probably represented the mature form of Triceratops.
 
*Zera is the first female Triceraton to ever appear in the franchise.
 
*Zera is the first female Triceraton to ever appear in the franchise.
**Another female Triceraton was meant to appear in Tale of the TMNT, vol 2 long before Zera came in, but the idea was put aside. Coincidentally, her name was Zura, with an "U" instead of an "E".
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**Another female Triceraton was meant to appear in [[Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|Tale of the TMNT]], vol 2 long before Zera came in, but the idea was put aside. Coincidentally, her name was [[Zura]], with an "U" instead of an "E".
 
*Bebop wears turtle shells as shoulder pads in reference to his original 1987 counterpart.
 
*Bebop wears turtle shells as shoulder pads in reference to his original 1987 counterpart.
*Rocksteady wears a green helmet in reference to his original 1987 counterpart.
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*Rocksteady wears a green helmet in reference to his [[Bebop (1987 TV series)|original 1987 counterpart]].
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==

Revision as of 23:03, November 22, 2015

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Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past is an hour TMNT TV special on Nickelodeon, debuting Sunday, November 22.

Synopsis

Told in the style of Playmates Toys' Half-Shell Heroes action figure line, the storyline finds the Ninja Turtles going back in time to the Cretaceous Period, where they encounter friendly dinosaurs from the past and dangerous aliens from the future who have a nefarious plan of their own. However, things get even more complicated when Triceratons, Bebop and Rocksteady show up!

Characters

Plot

to be added

Notes

  • Unlike the current CG-animated series on Nick, Half-Shell Heroes is 2D-animated.
  • Random House also put out a Blast to the Past book September 2015, while Playmates released new dino toys in the fall to coincide with the special.

Trivia

  • There are a couple of references to the Donkey Kong franchise:
    • Upon finding the Turtles, Bebop says "it's on like Diddy Kong", a paraphrase of the popular saying "it's on like Donkey Kong". Diddy Kong is Donkey Kong's sidekick in the video game Donkey Kong Country.
    • While escaping from the Triceratons' prison, Bebop and Rocksteady avoid lasers and a rolling boulder. The scene is similar to the gameplay in the first video game in the series, complete with arcade background music.
  • Each of the Turtles dino-buddies were chosen based on Playmates Toys' classic "cave-turtles" collection. As matter of fact, the dinos present the same color scheme from their classic toy counterparts.
    • Oddly the classic collection cave-turtle Don wore saber-toothed tiger fur clothes and hat, and in the new Half-Shell Heroes toyline, Michelangelo is the one wearing it.
  • Despite the plotline stating the episode is set during the Jurassic period, it is actually set in the Cretaceous period, although some dinosaurs from the Jurassic (Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Compsognathus) appear as well.
  • Zera is based on a Torosaurus, which is distinguished from the contemporary Triceratops by an elongate frill with large openings, long squamosal bones of the frill with a trough on their upper surface, and the presence of five or more pairs of hornlets on the back of the frill.
    • A study of fossil bone histology combined with an investigation of frill shape concluded that Torosaurus probably represented the mature form of Triceratops.
  • Zera is the first female Triceraton to ever appear in the franchise.
    • Another female Triceraton was meant to appear in Tale of the TMNT, vol 2 long before Zera came in, but the idea was put aside. Coincidentally, her name was Zura, with an "U" instead of an "E".
  • Bebop wears turtle shells as shoulder pads in reference to his original 1987 counterpart.
  • Rocksteady wears a green helmet in reference to his original 1987 counterpart.

Gallery

Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past/Gallery

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