The Everglades Oddity



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Episode name english:

 The Everglades Oddity

Episode name german:

 Das Geheimnis der Everglades

Episode name german alternative:

 Irrflug in den Everglades

Episode name french:

 La navette spatiale


 50 in season one 


 50 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

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51 - Dragonfire

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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:

 Friday December 6th, 1985 on A&E

First aired in Germany:

 1988 at RTL


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Ace Riker



Mask -



Alex Sector



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Dusty Hayes



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Julio Lopez

Matt Trakker




 (takes damage) Pilot



Scott Trakker



•Major David Krauss

M.A.S.K. Technologies:

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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.

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The M.A.S.K.Transport Jet is an enormous transport plane used by M.A.S.K. to fly their vehicles to other locations.

In the episode Caesar's Sword, Gloria Baker is seen piloting the Transport Jet with Hondo MacLean as her co-pilot.

In the episode Green Nightmare, Alex Sector and Dusty Hayes are at the controls, with Brad Turner serving as navigator. Alex and Dusty are again seen piloting the vehicle in the episode The Everglades Oddity, while Ace Riker, who is an ex-test pilot, looks over their shoulders.

Alex is once more seen piloting the jet in The Creeping Terror, with Jacques LaFleur as co-pilot and Matt & Scott Trakker in passenger seats while T-Bob is blow drying Scott's hair.

In the episode Plunder of Glowworm Grotto, the pilot is Bruce Sato, with Dusty once again serving as co-pilot and Gloria in the navigators position. However, Bruce boards Julio Lopez's vehicle Firefly and exits the Transport Jet while still in flight. Then Dusty saves Bruce's life using his Backlash mask from inside the Jet's hangar bay door. Thus leaving Gloria allone to pilot the vehicle.

In several episodes, such as Curse of Solomon's Gorge; The Lost Fleet and Follow the Rainbow the Transport Jet lifts off immediately after dispatching the M.A.S.K. vehicles and agents with no indication who could be flying it.

In the episode Panda Power, an unidentified pilot drives a forklift carrying a crate out of the transport, deposits the crate on the ground and leaves.

In the episode Dragonfire, Scott Trakker mistakingly calls the Transport Jet a "hovercraft".

In the episode Stone Trees, the Transport Jet is unable to land in the Canadian forest, so Condor flies out and Volcano dives off the ramp with a parachute. It is unclear if Volcano is being operated by remote control or has an unseen driver since Jacques LaFleur was already on location. It is also unclear who piloted the jet during this mission.

Similarly, in The Scarlet Empress, Raven exits the Jet while it still in the air and the transport pilot is never referenced.

In the episode 'Treasure of the Nazca Plain, Bruce Sato is manning a communication station aboard the jet with Brad Turner and Julio Lopez looking over his shoulder. Who is piloting at this time remains unknown.

In Gate of Darkness, Brad Turner seves as pilot and Buddy Hawks is the navigator. Matt requests that Brad makes a video scan of the Gate of Darkness using a multi-headed camera that deploys from the bottom of the jet. Matt then orders Brad and Dusty to do a Trans-Drop, ejecting their vehicles Condor and Firecracker from the plane while it hovers in mid-air.

Two of the same projectors used as a camera in Gate of Darkness are used to create a magnetic barrier over a ship in The Manakara Giant. Once again, the M.A.S.K. vehicles, in this case Thunderhawk and Raven exit the hovering Transport jet.

In Raiders of the Orient Express, Slingshot, Condor and Thunderhawk are seen boarding the Transport Jet. It remains unknown who opens the landing doors for them. All of them exit the Transport in flight.

T-BOB technologies, activities, outfits:

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T-Bob has already been seen in several episodes as a watercraft. As a jet ski or surfboard, for example.

When Scott finds an old fan and they are in the Everglades, he gets the idea to convert T-Bob into a classic boat, like they drive around in the Everglades.

To do this, he installs an air cushion and the fan on T-Bob's head.

From the air cushion T-Bob can let the air out independently. The fan he can not simply take off. Therefore, he runs around with it for a while as they are back on land.

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In order for Scott to communicate with his father Matt Trakker, T-Bob has installed a communication system.

The keypad, microphone and speaker are located on the back of T-Bob's head. Covered with a flap.

The communication system often helps Scott and T-Bob out of trouble, but Scott has also used it to save a mission or two.

Scott can contact the M.A.S.K. team with it, or he is contacted over it by the M.A.S.K. team.

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Matt is in the hospital.

While all the agents the M.A.S.K. computer has selected for the mission are participating, Matt is confined to bed after the snake bite.

Which he does not like at all.

Against the advice of his doctor, Julio Lopez, he leaves the hospital and takes T-Bob with him.

He needs him to pilot Thunderhawk!

T-Bob ignites one of Thunderhawk's missiles during the flight under Matt's orders and destroys the space shuttle's main tank.

With this, V.E.N.O.M.'s plans are thwarted. The space shuttle crash lands, just as Thunderhawk did when T-Bob tries to land it.


Cliff Dagger



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Miles Mayhem



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Sly Rax



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Vanessa Warfield

Voice Cast:

Doug Stone


Matt Trakker


Dusty Hayes

  Osk  and  Major David Krauss 

Mark Halloran


Acer Riker


Cliff Dagger


Sly Rax

  and  Control Tower 

Brendan McKane


Alex Sector


Miles Mayhem


Graeme McKenna




Julio Lopez


Sharon Noble


M.A.S.K. Computer


Vanessa Warfield

  and  Mike (Everglades) 

Brennan Thicke


Scott Trakker


Summary of The Everglades Oddity

Location of the episode*: Everglades, Florida, USA
Short summery*: Matt is bitten by a snake and isn’t able to lead the team against V.E.N.O.M. who are trying to steal a space shuttle. Alex Sector is Matt’s temporary replacement as M.A.S.K. leader.  

Safety tip*
Scott reminds T-Bob not to run around a pool because water is slippery and therefore, dangerous.

Facts worth knowing about The Everglades Oddity

Particularly in this episode*:

Alex Sector uses Code 1229 to activate the M.A.S.K. Computer connected to Thunderhawk and Code 1330 for it to recommend the personel best suited for this mission.
•The M.A.S.K. Computer selects Julio Lopez for this mission, but only to serve as Matt Trakker's personal physician.
Julio Lopez' vehicle Firefly is mentioned during the Agent selection and later Alex Sector refers to it as "Dragonfly" (an early prototype name used for Firefly), saying he used it to rendezvous with the team. However the vehicle is not used or seen during the mission at all.
Alex mentions they have full clearance to land from the P.N.A. at Cape Canaveral.
Rhino gets caught in the exhaust of the space shuttle as it lifts off and Thunderhawk is also damaged when T-Bob crashes it into a tree.  

Small mistakes in the episode*:

•When Matt and Alex run out of the mock-up space shuttle, Alex's head appears to pass through the top of the doorframe.
•As Matt and Alex dive for cover into some bushes, it cuts to a closer shot, but the jungle background remains the same.
Matt Trakker disables Jackhammer's brakes, causing him to crash into a tree. But after a brief conversation with Mayhem, the vehicle drives off again.
•When we first see Ace Riker inside the M.A.S.K. Transport Jet, the color of his sleeves change from tan to yellow and his collar changes from yellow to blue.
•Cape Canaveral Tower Control stops the countdown at 'T minus two minutes' but when we cut to Sly Rax overriding the countdown it is still running and shows 24 minutes and 35 seconds counting down.  

Other publications from The Everglades Oddity:

•A paperback based on the episode, written by Kenneth Harper and Bruce Hogarth, was published by Knight Books in 1986. It was number 07 in this series. The book was available in English, German, and Spanish (as far as currently known)  




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