The Book Of Power

 


    


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Episode name english:

 The book of power

Episode name german:

 Das Buch der Macht

Episode name german alternative:

 Das Buch der Macht

Episode name french:

 Le livre du pouvoir

Episode

 3 in season one 

Episode

 3 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

Previous Episode:

 

02 - The Star Chariot


Next Episode:

 

04 - Highway To Terror



01 - The Deathstone

02 - The Star Chariot

03 - The Book Of Power

04 - Highway To Terror

05 - Video VENOM

06 - Dinosaur Boy

07 - The Ultimate Weapon

08 - The Roteks

09 - The Oz Effect

10 - Death From The Sky

11 - The Magma Mole

12 - Solaria Park

13 - The Creeping Terror

14 - Assault On Liberty

15 - The Sceptre Of Rajim

16 - The Golden Goddess

17 - Mystery Of The Rings

18 - Bad Vibrations

19 - Ghost Bomb

20 - Cold Fever

21 - Mardi Gras Mystery

22 - The Secret Of Life

23 - Vanishing Point

24 - Counter-Clockwise Caper

25 - The Plant Show

26 - Secret Of The Andes

27 - Panda Power

28 - Blackout

29 - A Matter Of Gravity

30 - The Lost Riches Of Rio

31 - Deadly Blue Slime

32 - The Currency Conspiracy

33 - Caesar's Sword

34 - Peril In Paris

35 - In Dutch

36 - The Lippizaner Mystery

37 - The Sacred Rock

38 - Curse Of Solomon's Gorge

39 - Green Nightmare

40 - Eyes Of The Skull

41 - Stop Motion

42 - The Artemis Enigma

43 - The Chinese Scorpion

44 - Riddle Of The Raven Master

45 - The Spectre Of Captain Kidd

46 - The Secret Of The Stones

47 - The Lost Fleet

48 - Quest Of The Canyon

49 - Follow The Rainbow

50 - The Everglades Oddity

51 - Dragonfire

52 - The Royal Cape Caper

53 - Patchwork Puzzle

54 - Fog On Boulder Hill

55 - Plunder Of Glowworm Grotto

56 - Stone Trees

57 - Incident In Istanbul

58 - The Creeping Desert

59 - The Scarlet Empress

60 - Venice Menace

61 - Treasure Of The Nazca Plain

62 - Disappearing Act

63 - Gate Of Darkness

64 - The Manakara Giant

65 - Raiders Of The Orient Express

66 - Demolition Duel To The Death

67 - Where Eagles Dare

68 - Homeward Bound

69 - Battle Of The Giants

70 - Race Against Time

71 - Challenge Of The Masters

72 - For One Shining Moment

73 - High Noon

74 - The Battle For Baja

75 - Cliffhanger


First aired in US:

 Wednesday October 2nd, 1985 on A&E

First aired in Germany:

 1987 at RTL

 

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Alex Sector

-

Jackrabbit

Mask -

Rhino

 Co-Pilot

Brad Turner

-

Hocus Pocus

Mask -

Condor

 Pilot

Bruce Sato

-

Lifter

Mask -

Rhino

 Pilot

Buddy Hawks

-

Penetrator

Mask -

Firecracker

 Co-Pilot

Dusty Hayes

-

Backlash

Mask -

Gator

 Pilot

Hondo MacLean

-

Blaster

Mask -

Firecracker

 Pilot

Matt Trakker

-

Ultra Flash Mask

 (first appearance of this mask) & 

Spectrum

Mask -

Thunderhawk

 Pilot

 

Civilians:

Scott Trakker

-

T-Bob

 Pilot 

Monks of Mong Paco


•Museum Curator


M.A.S.K. Technologies:

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The MASK transportation system, an underground shuttle, connects Matt Trakker's estate to MASK's Boulder Hill headquarter.

Access to the shuttle is via an elevator located in the computer room in Matt's estate. What the access looks like in Boulder Hill, and where it is located, is not shown in any episode.

The shuttle rides underground on rails through a tunnel. Scott also uses the tunnel to ride T-Bob behind the shuttle.

The shuttle has two different designs. In some episodes it looks more like a car, in others it has more of a streamlined design.

 
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M.A.S.K. has its headquarters at a gas station in Boulder Hill. Boulder Hill Gas works as a functional gas station, complete with gas pumps and a repair garage. Buddie "Clutch" Hawks, M.A.S.K. agent in charge of upkeep on the fleet of transforming vehicles, also maintains the gas station's cover as a working facility. If under attack, the gas station has offensive and defensive transformation abilities, including freeze cannons and armor plating.

Inside, M.A.S.K.'s headquarters is far from ordinary; M.A.S.K.'s vehicles are stored inside, as well as theenergizing device that powers the team's masks. Matt Trakker has a subterranean transportation system that shuttles him between his mansion and M.A.S.K. headquarters. All this is supplemented by an incredibly powerful computer.

 
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The MASK energy room is one of the central elements of the first MASK episodes.

Hidden deep in Boulder Hill, the energy room consists of two parts. The room where the M.A.S.K. agents come together to discuss the mission, and the actual energy room, also called the mask room.

The table and chairs in the energy room are on a huge platform, which rises up following the meeting.

Once the platform has moved up, it reaches the mask room where the masks will be charged for the mission.

The masks are moved out of the ceiling with the energizing device. The energizing device can hold a maximum of 8 masks.

After the energizing device was mopved out of the ceiling, the arms fold out and an energy beam flows through them, into the masks. With this, the masks are then charged for the mission, and can be used.

In the course of the episodes, the energy room always looks different. He has several designs.

 
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The garage in Boulder Hill houses the MASK vehicles.

To the mission upcoming in the episode, always just the right vehicles in the garage are ready. How this happens, is not to be seen.

The garage for the MASK vehicles is well disguised, as a workshop.

In order to be able to drive the vehicles from out of the garage, the lifting platform is turned 180°, that a flat floor is created, and the back wall of the workshop goes up.

This opens the way for the use of the vehicles for the mission.

 
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The M.A.S.K. Computer is housed at both Matt Trakker's mansion and at Boulder Hill. Trakker often uses voice commands to ask the computer to analyse objects and photographs and has programmed the computer to select the most suitable M.A.S.K. agents for each mission.

Occasionally, Trakker uses a portable version housed in a suitcase that has the same capabilities.

The computer is also connected to all MASK vehicles. So Matt uses it regularly in Thunderhawk to let the computer choose the best agents for the mission.

 
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Every MASK agent had it, every fan wanted it, the iconic MASK watch.

With the watch, today we would say smartwatch, the agents were informed that they were selected by the M.A.S.K. computer for a mission.

A flashing mask, similar to Matt's Ultra Flash mask, appeared in the watch's display, signaling to the agents that they were needed.

These left thereupon everything and drop, and hurried to the mission.

The watch was silver / red with a metal bracelet.


T-BOB technologies, activities, outfits:

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Like all MASK agents' vehicles, Scott's vehicle can transform T-Bob. In this, and many other episodes, T-Bob's default mode can be seen.

T-Bob has a wheel on which he can ride after his transformation, like a one-wheeled scooter.

Scott uses T-Bob very often as a means of transportation, transforming T-Bob into scooter mode.

This mode was also part of the toy, but rather poorly implemented, as T-Bob had 3 wheels here.


V.E.N.O.M. TEAM:

Cliff Dagger

-

Torch

Mask -

Jackhammer

 Pilot

Miles Mayhem

-

Viper

Mask -

Switchblade

 Pilot

Sly Rax

-

Stiletto

Mask -

Piranha

 Pilot


Artifact:

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The Book of Power bore evidence of the legend of the Mong Paco empire. The City of Mong Paco mysteriously vanished from the face of the Earth 15000 years earlier. The city posessed a giant jewel covered idol over three stories tall that protected the city with boobytraps.

The descendents of Mong Paco searched for their lost city for centuries. The Book of Power was supposed to hold the key to the mystery, but none of the self proclaimed 'monks' could decypher it. During the 1980s, the book was kept safe in an antique book store in a Arab district of an American town.

Miles Mayhem, leader of V.E.N.O.M., learned about the legend and the book's location and together with his accomplices Cliff Dagger and Sly Rax broke into the monks secret shrine, threatened him and stole the book. Convinced that it would lead him to an ancient city of riches and an idol worth millions, Mayhem put a tracking device inside the book. At that moment, the monk appeared in the V.E.N.O.M. vehicles path. He seemed to be in several places at the same time and even caused an avalanche. Mayhem dropped the book out of the car window by accident and it was found by M.A.S.K. agent Dusty Hayes, who had been trailing the villains after spotting them in town while he was on his way to deliver pizzas.

Opening the book, Hayes was struck by a glowing light erupting from it's pages. He decided to bring it to M.A.S.K.'s founder and leader, Matt Trakker but had to hide the book inside a Pepperoni Pizza box for a short while so as not to draw the attention of a Museum Curator who was visiting Trakker.

Trakker took a look at the book under the Optical Scanner, learning it's history and the reasons V.E.N.O.M. would be interested in it. Subsequently he had his computer assemble a team of M.A.S.K. agents for this mission. After the other agents assembled, the M.A.S.K. computer located the tracking device in the book and found that V.E.N.O.M. was at that very moment heading to to M.A.S.K.'s secret headquarters Boulder Hill. Trakker ordered the defence mode prepared and after a brief skirmish, Brad Turner's hologram ray fooled V.E.N.O.M. into thinking they had destroyed Boulder Hill.

Meanwhile, Scott Trakker, not wanting to miss out on a pizza, snuck into his fathers computer room with his robot T-Bob. Noticing the book, Scott flipped through its pages and the glowing light from the book put him under a trance that led him to the location of the lost city. Since V.E.N.O.M. was still tracking the book, they followed it's homing signal rather than spending any more time at the 'ruins' of Boulder Hill further.

Both M.A.S.K. and V.E.N.O.M. faced various life threatening traps after entering the hollow mountain that Scott and T-Bob had found, but the two teams eventually faced off against each other in their vehicles and V.E.N.O.M. retreated. After that, the Monks of Mong Paco revealled themselves to M.A.S.K., having realized that these evil ones had been driven away by the good ones.

Scott and T-Bob had already been welcomed by the monks after Scott's trance had run it's course shortly after they arrived in the hollow mountain. T-Bob playfully began twirling the Monk's staff, dropped it and it ended up sticking into a hole in the wall. This triggered a hidden door to slide open and reveal the bejewelled idol.

According to the Monk's legends, the one who finds the statue shall become the ruler of Mong Paco. But in the case of T-Bob, the monks decided to make an exception.


Voice Cast:

Doug Stone

 as 

Matt Trakker

,

Dusty Hayes

,

Bruce Sato

and

Monk


Mark Halloran

 as 

Buddy Hawks

,

Sly Rax

,

Cliff Dagger

and

Museum Curator


Brendan McKane

 as 

Alex Sector

,

Miles Mayhem

and

Monk


Graeme McKenna

 as 

Brad Turner

and

T-Bob


Sharon Noble

 as 

M.A.S.K. Computer


Brennan Thicke

 as 

Scott Trakker




Summary of The Book Of Power

Location of the episode*: USA

Summery:

Das Abenteuer beginnt in einer arabisch anmutenden Straßenschlucht und zieht weiter in einen geheimnisvollen Keller, wo ein vermummter Priester zu seiner Gottheit betet.

Die Tür des Kellerraums wird brutal von den Venom-Agenten aufgetreten. Sie überwältigen den Priester und reißen das Buch der Macht an sich. Auf der Flucht kommt es fast zu einer Kollision mit Dusty Hayes, der in seinem Gator gerade Pizza ausfährt. Dieser merkt sofort, das hier etwas nicht stimmt und tritt die Verfolgung an.

Unterdessen versieht Miles Mayem das Buch mit einem Peilsender. Da taucht ein Priester auf, der Jackhammer den Weg versperrt. Als Venom immer näher kommt, lässt er Gesteinsbrocken zum Hindernis hinunterstürzen. Venom kann diesem Steinschlag nur schwer entkommen, verliert bei dieser waghalsigen Aktion jedoch das Buch der Macht, welches Dusty in die Hände fällt. Dieser nimmt es natürlich sofort an sich und bringt es Matt. Damit die Sache auch geheim bleibt, versteckt er das Buch in einer Pizzaschachtel. Scott und T-Bob sehen natürlich nur die Pizza und wollen auch etwas abhaben, werden jedoch ausgesperrt.

Indessen gibt der Mask-Computer nähere Auskünfte üer das Buch der Macht. Matt leitet im Anschluss direkt die Agentenselektion ein und macht sich dann mit Dusty auf den Weg nach Boulder Hill. Scott und T-Bob sind unterdessen immer noch auf der Jagd nach einem Stück Pizza. In Boulder Hill angekommen werden alle anwesenden Agenten vom Mask-Computer instruiert. Hierbei fliegt auch auf, dass das Buch mit einem Peilsender versehen ist. Da sich Venom jedoch bereits auf dem Weg befindet, wird Boulder Hill bereit zur Verteidigung gemacht.

Als Venom Boulder Hill erreicht entfacht ein erbitterter Kampf, doch Venom wird über den Zerstörungsgrad der Festung durch ein Hologramm von Brad Turner getäuscht. Venom wähnt sich in Siegerpose und zieht sich zurück. Scott und T-Bob haben indess das Buch der Macht gefunden. Scott wird von dem Buch hypntisiert und tritt den Weg Richtung "Berge" an.

Die Beiden kommen an einer Höhle an und treten hinein. Scott beginnt gegen den unfreiwilligen Hypnosezustand zu kämpfen. Hierbei verliert er das Buch und der Sender fällt heraus. Plötzlich taucht jemand hinter Scott auf.

Venomm sprengt sich in diesem Moment einen Zugang in den Fels und gelangt so in den Berg. MASK hingegen berät sich und begutachtet die Überwachungsvideos. Nach dem Aufladen der Masken eilen sie Scott und T-Bob zur Hilfe. Währenddessen erkunden die Venom -Agenten die Höhle. Doch hierbei stürzen sie in eine Fallgrube.

Einer der Priester wirft ihnen hämisch den Peilsender hinunter. Inzwischen ist auch Mask angkommen und verschafft sich mit Hilfe eines Anti-Materiestrahls von Brad Zutritt. Sie finden die versunkene Stadt Pakou. Auf der weiteren Suche nach Scott und T-Bob wird ihnen jedoch der Weg abgeschnitten und versucht sie mit Sand zu ertränken. Dusty schafft es jedoch mit seiner Maske ein Loch in die Wand zu sprengen. Nach dieser Rettungsaktion teilt sich Mask in drei Gruppen auf, doch alle Wege führen wieder in einem Raum zusammen.

In diesem Raum wartet wieder schlimmeres auf sie, und zwar beginnt die dornengespickte Decke sich nach unten zu bewegen. Nur mit vereinten Kräften gelingt den Mask-Agenten die Rettung. Auch Miles Mayhem ist auf der Suche nach dem Buch. Hierbei treffen die Venom-Agenten auf Mask und eine wilde Verfolgung entbrennt.

Doch die einzelnen Gefecht kann Mask für sich entscheiden und Venom zieht sich zurück. Scott und T-Bob haben auch den Weg zu Mask gefunden und haben auch einen der Priester im Schlepptau.

Dieser erklärt den Mask-Agenten die Hintergründe. Da das Buch von Scott zurück an seinen Ursprungsort gebracht wurde, sind die Priester sehr dankbar. In der Zwischenzeit spielt T-Bob mit dem Stab des Priesters, doch dieser entgleitet seinen mechanischen Greifarmen und landet sirektin einer Felsnische, in welcher er als Schlüssel fungiert und diese öffnet.

Die geöffnete Felsnische enthält das Götzenbild des Mönch Pakou. Nach der überlieferten Legende halten die Priester T-Bob für ihren neuen Anführer, doch da er ein Robter ist, trifft dies wohl eher nicht zu.




Safety tip*
Matt and Scott want to drive to the record store in Thunderhawk and Scott doesn't want to fasten his seat belt. But Matt points out that most accidents happen in the immediate vicinity of the front door. Scott of course fastens his seat belt and the ride can begin.
 

Facts worth knowing about The Book Of Power

Particularly in this episode*:

The Jeep Dusty Hayes uses to deliver pizza's resembles Gator, but does not have the Electric Ouch cannon nor the railing it attaches to.
Matt Trakker is seen in his Rhino uniform and Ultra Flash mask for the first time during the battle at Boulder Hill, but changes to his Thunderhawk outfit and Spectrum mask for the mission proper. 

Small mistakes in the episode*:

All the M.A.S.K. agents are wearing their MASKS during the defence of Boulder Hill, but after that they sit down at the conference table and charge every mask up before going on the mission. 

Useful information*:

•The music associated with the Monks of Mong Paco is a partial reuse by composers Haim Saban & Shuki Levy of their "Arabian Desert (Désert D'Arabie) theme from Inspector Gadget.
 

Other publications from The Book Of Power:

•KideoVideo has released several VHS tapes with the episode: VOL 5
•CASTLEvision has released several VHS tapes with the episode in English: M.A.S.K. VHS The deathstone & the book of power
•DIABOLO VIDEO has released a VHS tape of the episode in French: Le livre du pouvoir
A coloring book featuring images from the episode was published by Golden Books.
•A paperback based on the episode, written by Kenneth Harper and Bruce Hogarth, was published by Knight Books in 1986. It was number 04 in the series. The book was available in English, German and Spanish (as far as currently known)
•Panini used the episode for its Sticker Album in 1987.  

Availability:

 AMAZON PRIME | Bluray | DVD

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