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Episode name english:

 The deathstone

Episode name german:

 Der tödliche Meteor

Episode name german alternative:

 Der tödliche Meteor

Episode name french:

 Un précieux météor

Episode

 1 in season one 

Episode

 1 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

Previous Episode:

 

The Deathstone is the first episode


Next Episode:

 

02 - The Star Chariot



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:

 Monday September 30th, 1985 on A&E

First aired in Germany:

 1987 at RTL

 

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Alex Sector

-

Jackrabbit

Mask (first appearance) -

Rhino

 (first appearance) Co-Pilot

Brad Turner

-

Hocus Pocus

Mask (first appearance) -

Condor

 (first appearance) Pilot

Bruce Sato

-

Lifter

Mask (first appearance) -

Rhino

 (first appearance) Pilot

Buddy Hawks

-

Penetrator

Mask (first appearance) -

Firecracker

 (first appearance) Co-Pilot

Dusty Hayes

-

Backlash

Mask (first appearance) -

Gator

 (first appearance) Pilot

Hondo MacLean

-

Blaster

Mask (first appearance) -

Firecracker

 (first appearance) Pilot

Matt Trakker

-

Spectrum

Mask (first appearance) -

Thunderhawk

 (first appearance) Pilot

 

Civilians:

Scott Trakker

(first appearance) -

T-Bob

 (first appearance) Pilot 

•Professor Stevens (first appearance)


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 down.

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

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Torch

Mask (first appearance) -

Jackhammer

 (first appearance) Pilot

Miles Mayhem

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Viper

Mask (first appearance) -

Switchblade

 (first appearance) Pilot

Sly Rax

-

Stiletto

Mask (first appearance) -

Piranha

 (first appearance) Pilot

V.E.N.O.M. Henchmen

(first appearance)


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

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In this episode, the only time we see the VENOM headquarters is in the cartoon. At least it gives the impression that it is. Possibly it is also only one of the many temporary operation bases.

The headquarter is built into a rock, and quite inconspicuous.

Inside, we see only a laboratory where VENOM is cutting the Death Stone and studying its powers.

Outside there is an area where trucks stand by and, and VENOM henchmen as they dismantle the supposed UFO shell of Switchblade. The yard appears to be completely surrounded by a mountain.

 
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The UFO-like flying machine appears at the beginning of the episode. We can see also it is remote controlled by Cliff Dagger.

In a later shot we see the VENOM headquarter and in its yard is Switchblade and next to it 2 halves that look suspiciously similar to the hull of the UFO.

Later, there is also the speech that Switchblade was in the hull.

 
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"I'm about to have him" Vanessa must be thinking in the episode "The Magma Mole" as she flies Switchblade, and activates the targeting device to take Condor out of the sky.

But what is that? Switchblade is getting completely out of control. What's going on here?

Miles Mayhem! Using his remote control for Switchblade, he takes control and lands Switchblade.

The remote control was already seen in 2 previous episodes. In "The deathstone" Cliff Dagger controls Switchblade, which is disguised as a UFO. In "The Star Chariot" Miles gets Switchblade to escape with the remote control.

There are 2 versions of the remote control.In the first two episodes it is rather a plain box, in "The Magma Mole" it looks like a remote control of an RC car.  

 

Artifact:

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The Deathstone Meteorite, most commonly referred to as just the meteor was a powerful life-giving object that fell from the sky and immediately began to grow vegitation in and around the crater it landed it.

Professor Stevens was one of the scientists on hand, all clad in radio active suits, and she was documenting the phenomenon with a video camera. Suddenly, what appeared to be a UFO came out of nowhere to pick up the meteor and fly away with it.

The 'UFO' was actually the V.E.N.O.M. vehicle Switchblade disguised in a fake UFO shell that, guided by a remote control held by V.E.N.O.M. operative Cliff Dagger was able to steal the meteor.

Miles Mayhem surmized that if he cut the meteor in three separate pieces, instead of giving life, the stone would instead cause decay and death. Renaming the meteor the 'Deathstone', Mayhem vowed to sell each piece to the highest bidder.

M.A.S.K., with a little help from Scott Trakker and T-Bob, managed to get all three Deathstones back before they were sold to unscrupulous buyers from around the world. Professor Stevens attached the pieces back together again using Matt Trakker's technology, and used it to heal agent Hondo MacLean, who had been seriously injured during the mission.

This action caused the meteor to lose all of it's healing powers, making it unable to heal or destroy anyone else in the future.


Voice Cast:

Doug Stone

 as 

Matt Trakker

,

Hondo MacLean

,

Dusty Hayes

and

Bruce Sato


Mark Halloran

 as 

Buddy Hawks

,

Sly Rax

,

Cliff Dagger

and

Buyer


Brendan McKane

 as 

Alex Sector

and

Miles Mayhem


Graeme McKenna

 as 

Brad Turner

and

T-Bob


Sharon Noble

 as 

Professor Stevens

and

M.A.S.K. Computer


Brennan Thicke

 as 

Scott Trakker




Summary of The Deathstone

Location of the episode*: Colorado & Nevada, USA

Summery: In the opening scene, a meteor strikes a distant terrain. This impact causes the growth of a green mesh, indicating extraordinary properties.

The next day, the military explores the scene. Based on the occurrences, the scientist concludes that the meteor can give life energy. Suddenly a UFO appears and steals the meteor. The UFO is remote controlled by Cliff Dagger, a Venom agent. Cliff tries to steal the video camera that recorded the entire event. However, he gets kicked in the knee by Professor Stevens and the professor escapes. Cliff contacts Sly Rax by radio. The latter takes care of the runaway with Piranha. Dagger also joins them with his jackhammer and they pursue Professor Stevens' jeep. With a well-aimed shot they hit the tire of the jeep and it falls over a cliff into the water. The two Venom agents think she is dead.

When the professor awakens, she finds herself in Matt Trakker's country home. After a brief introduction and discussion of the situation, all is clear. Scott and T-Bob, meanwhile, are busy playing a table tennis match together. Scott is scoring the decisive point. Since T-Bob is a bad loser, the latter is no longer in the mood. Thereupon the two decide rather to spy, what Scott's father, Matt Trakker, probably makes.

This just looks at the video of the professor and comes on it that Venom is responsible and is behind the whole mess. Scott and T-Bob have of course observed the whole scene. Matt decides to carry out the agent selection. Following this, he immediately sets off for Boulder Hill. Also Scott and T-Bob want to be of the game ssein of course.

Meanwhile, Venom makes an experiment with the stolen meteorite to test the property. For this, Miles divides the stone into three parts and the nearby flowers immediately die. Miles is pleased with the result and goes directly to the search for suitable buyers for this weapon.

Meanwhile, the Mask agents have arrived at Bolder Hill and are informed of the situation. Subsequently, after loading the masks, they go on the mission. Venom is also already on the way to the sales meeting point. Matt also already has her on radar and gives the order to attack. Switchblade tries to take on Condor and Firercracker. Matt comes to the aid of the other agents. Brad Turner uses a hologram to deflect the missile sent by Switchblade away from its target, putting Switchblade himself in trouble.

Scott and T-Bob are hiding in the back of Firercracker, yet a little scared. Rhino takes uterdessen Sly Rax before itself. Firercracker has to do with Jackhammer and it comes also still Rhino in the way, so that Hondo can prevent only with a bold evasive maneuver worse. Scott, however, is thrown off the loading platform during this action. With combined forces, however, Mask manages to save Scott again and Venom to put to flight.

Hondo, however, is injured during this risky rescue operation. Scott and T-Bob feel guilty and set out on their own to retrieve the Meterite and thus save Hondo.

Arrived at the purchase meeting point, T-Bob launches a diversionary maneuver so that Scott can steal Switchblade and notify Mask. The latter, of course, rush to help as quickly as possible. Scott manages to sink the Venom gang in the dock despite his poor flying skills and frees T-Bob as well. Together, the two take rißaus in a truck.

Mask arrives meanwhile and a wild fight breaks out at the end of which Venom draws the short straw and makes his escape. Thus, the transactions are prevented and Mask recaptures two of the three meteorite pieces. Scott and T-Bob bring back the third piece, which they found in the stolen truck. now Professor Stevens can finally put the metorite back together so that Hondo can be saved by its healing powers.

Subsequently, the powers of the meteor go out. Everyone is happy about the successful ending.

Safety tip*
Scott and T-Bob are playing baseball. The ball flies into the street and Scott goes to get it. But there is a truck coming, so he has to wait. It follows, first look left and right before crossing the street.
 

Facts worth knowing about The Deathstone

Particularly in this episode*:

• Being the Pilot episode, this is the first appearance of all vehicles and characters featured.
• The sequence of Dusty Hayes dropping a pizza when he gets the call from M.A.S.K. is used again in Solaria Park.
•After the fake UFO steals the meteor from the crash site, Cliff Dagger is seen holding a remote control, indicating he was guiding the UFO with it. But later it is explained that the V.E.N.O.M. helicopter Switchblade was in the UFO shell instead. 

Small mistakes in the episode*:

Professor Stevens is wearing a radiation suit when she escapes in a jeep and is seen to retrieve a video tape from her camera. V.E.N.O.M. causes her jeep to crash into the water, and when she awakes she has been rescued, brought to Matt Trakker's mansion, and has the videotape in the pocket of her jacket. Even if she was wearing this jacket underneath her radiation suit, how did she get the tape in her inside pocket and why didn't her clothes get wet?
•After Scott launches Switchblade, the helicopter lands in the water. Later, nevertheless, there is a duel between Matt in Thunderhawk and Mayhem in Switchblade.  

Useful information*:

•While the piece of space debris featured in this episode is consistently referred to as a "meteor", technically the Deathstone is a meteorite. A meteor is a piece of space debris that has entered the atmosphere. A meteorite is the term for a piece of such debris which has survived the trip through the atmosphere and impacted on the ground.
•Sharon Noble voices Professor Stevens, but neither Gloria Baker nor Vanessa Warfield appear in this episode.  

Other publications from The Deathstone:

•In Germany, a VHS cassette with the episode was released. It was episode 1 of the series.
•KideoVideo has released several VHS tapes in English with the episode: VOL 1
•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 in French a VHS tape with the episode: La disparition du Météorite
•In Germany, a tape with the episode has been released. It was episode 1 of the series.
•A radio play cassette with the episode has been released in France
•Golden Books published a book in English titled Mission: Meteor. The book was available with radio play cassette or without radio play cassette
•The Golden Books book was published in France by WHITMAN under the title Mission Météore
. •The Golden Books book was published in the Netherlands by Deltas under the title Opdracht: Meteoor
•A paperback based on the episode, written by Kenneth Harper and Bruce Hogarth, was published by Knight Books in 1986. It was number 01 in this series. The book was available in English, German and Spanish (as far as currently known)
View-Master released a set to the episode. •In Germany, a VHS cassette with the episode was released. It was episode 1 of the series.
•KideoVideo has released several VHS tapes in English with the episode: VOL 1
•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 in French a VHS tape with the episode: La disparition du Météorite
•In Germany, a tape with the episode has been released. It was episode 1 of the series.
•A radio play cassette with the episode has been released in France
•Golden Books published a book in English titled Mission: Meteor. The book was available with radio play cassette or without radio play cassette
•The Golden Books book was published in France by WHITMAN under the title Mission Météore
•The Golden Books book was published in the Netherlands by Deltas under the title Opdracht: Meteoor
•A paperback based on the episode, written by Kenneth Harper and Bruce Hogarth, was published by Knight Books in 1986. It was number 01 in this series. The book was available in English, German and Spanish (as far as currently known)
View-Master released a set to the episode.  

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