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Jonny Quest Season 1 - Treasure of the Temple
© 1998-2004, Lyle P. Blosser, Craig Fuqua
Z-9, The Lost City, 10/23/64, 3/25/65.
Trivia and items of interest:
- When the toucan joins the party, Dr. Quest tells Race they're not alone, now; instead
of 4 of them, there's 5. Shouldn't that be 6 instead of 5, Dr.? Or are you counting
the toucan, but not Bandit?
- When they first arrive in the lost city of Malatan, Dr. Quest sees a reflection,
and instructs Race to casually take a look at "that cave entrance on the fourth
level of the terrace", but it's definitely not a cave -- it's obviously a window
in the old temple building sitting on top of a pyramid! A true cave could never
be found on the top of a man-made structure like that.
- In the scene where flaming arrows catch the boys' tent on fire, when Bandit wakes
up Jonny he appears to be much larger than his normal size, with Bandit's head being
about the same size as Jonny's. Not to worry, though, by the next day, Bandit has
returned to his normal size. (Click here
and here to see screen grabs that
illustrate this flub. (Reported by John Clark who also
supplied the images)
- Toucans cannot mimic human speech as seen in the episode. This is a conflation with the capabilities of the macaw, another colorful denizen of Central and South America. (Thanks to John Boyd)
- The voice of bad guy Perkins is remarkably similar to the voice used for the character
of "Deen" in "Turu the Terrible"
- Dr. Quest has worked for the American Secret Service in the past
- One wonders if this episode didn't serve as the basis for the computer game "Jonny
Quest: Curse of the Mayan Warriors"; the setting is the same, with the Mayan temple,
a search for treasure, etc.
- Regarding the location of the episode: Perkins mentions that the police might come
"up from the capital" which would rule out Mexico, since Mexico City is north or
west of any areas of Mayan habitation (unless he means a state capital, such as
Mï¿½rida or Chetumal). He could also be referring to Guatemala City; some sources
list Montoya as a Guatemalan. (Thanks to John Boyd
for this thoughtful analysis.)
Link to the restored end credits
for the episode.
Link to some episode cel images
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