The Secret Of Life



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Episode name english:

 The Secret Of Life

Episode name german:

 Das Geheimnis des Lebens

Episode name german alternative:

 Das Geheimnis von Tutiphons Grab

Episode name french:

 Le secret de la vie


 22 in season one 


 22 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

Previous Episode:


21 - Mardi Gras Mystery

Next Episode:


23 - Vanishing Point

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:

 Tuesday October 29th, 1985 on A&E

First aired in Germany:

 1987 at RTL


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Alex Sector



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Bruce Sato



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Matt Trakker



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Scott Trakker




•Professor Hillary



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.

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In addition to the more often used small rockets, Thunderhawk also incorporated a magnetic disk launcher.

This was, like the rockets, installed in the weapons compartment on the underbody of Thunderhawk.

The magnetic discs that the device could fire had different functions in each episode. In part, Matt could control the functions from Thunderhawk.

In this episode, it's not entirely clear what Matt is using for discs. They force Vanessa to land Manta in any case. However, Manta can continue driving afterwards.

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.

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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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Scott has T-Bob again extended by a technology. This time it is a goop bomb.

When Scott and T-Bob were doing a dig, T-Bob asks what they should do if they encounter a mummy.

Scott said he should use the goop bomb, to which T-Bob protested. So far he could not aim properly with the bomb. So Scott ordered him to practice immediately.

The mud bomb was installed in T-Bob's head. The flap opened and the bomb squirted sticky stuff.

It came as it had to come, T-Bob stuck himself with it. Without having to mention it, Scott thought it was hilarious.

Later Scott and T-Bob met V.E.N.O.M. in a pyramid, if that's not worse than a mummy, and T-Bob used the goop bomb.

Although he aimed at the ground, but luckily hit V.E.N.O.M. Of course, T-Bob had planned it that way, as he proudly told.

The effect did not hold long, neither with T-Bob, nor with V.E.N.O.M.

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We can see a very useful technology built into T-Bob for the first time in an episode when Scott and T-Bob crash into a chamber entrance hidden in quicksand.

When Scott and T-Bob are stuck in the dark chamber, T-Bob believing he is cursed by the mummies, Scott tells him to turn on his light.

With the light from T-Bob's eyes they can see that they are in a burial chamber. Unfortunately, they now also see V.E.N.O..M.


Miles Mayhem



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 Co-Pilot & 



Sly Rax



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Vanessa Warfield



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V.E.N.O.M. Technologies:

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After Matt uses a magnetic disk to pull Manta out of the sky, Vanessa uses a technology in Manta that only appears in this episode.

With the push of a button, she can let a sleeping gas out of the exhaust.

This knocks Matt out, who is standing right behind Manta.



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It was known that the Golden Scarab was burried with Egyptian king Tutavan in his sarcophagus, but the exact location of the tomb was lost to time. The inscriptions on the Scarab itself were supposed to reveal the secret of life itself.

Professor Hillary and his colleague Rashid were studdying a stone tablet at an Egyptian Museum which held cryptic instructions leading to the lost tomb of Tutavan. But the tablet was stolen by a mummy (actually Sly Rax in disguise) before Hillary could finish decyphering it.

Eventually, agents of M.A.S.K. managed to not only get the tablet back, but also acquire the Golden Scarab itself. Professor Hillary was soon able to decypher it's inscriptions. The secret of life, according to King Tutavan was: 'love'.

Voice Cast:

Doug Stone


Matt Trakker


Bruce Sato

  Abdul  and  Guard 

Mark Halloran


Sly Rax

  and  Professor Hillary 

Brendan McKane


Alex Sector


Miles Mayhem

  and  Archaeologist 

Graeme McKenna



  and  Rashid 

Sharon Noble


Vanessa Warfield


M.A.S.K. Computer


Brennan Thicke


Scott Trakker


Summary of The Secret Of Life

Location of the episode*: Egypt
Short summery*: Sly Rax disguises himself as a mummy and steals a stone tablet from a museum that leads to King Tutuvan's tomb. V.E.N.O.M. are after a golden scarab that contains "The Secret of Life".  

Safety tip*
Matt Trakker stops Scott from 'checking out some neat junk' in a garbage container.

Facts worth knowing about The Secret Of Life

Small mistakes in the episode*:

•When T-Bob says his Goop Bomb never works right, the shot changes to a reverse angle, but the rocky background remains the same.  




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