Panda Power



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Episode name english:

 Panda Power

Episode name german:

 Die Entführung auf die Osterinseln

Episode name german alternative:

 Aktion Panda

Episode name french:

 Les pandas de Chine


 27 in season one 


 27 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

Previous Episode:


26 - Secret Of The Andes

Next Episode:


28 - Blackout

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 November 5th, 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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Hondo Maclean



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Matt Trakker



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Scott Trakker



•Chin Ho

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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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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"You're going to be a wonderful mother" Scott encourages T-Bob as he plugs in the box for the panda baby.

V.E.N.O.M. has kidnapped all the panda bears, including the parents of the panda baby, which Scott and T-Bob run to.

To keep the panda baby warm and safe, Scott installs a box, he also calls it an incubator, on T-Bob's front and connects it to his circuit to heat it.

This way, T-Bob can transport and protect the baby like a kangaroo mama.


Cliff Dagger



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 (get destroyed) Pilot

Miles Mayhem



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Sly Rax



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 (takes damage) Pilot

Vanessa Warfield



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 (takes damage) Pilot

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

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Mysteriously, the pandas disappear from their reserve. How can this happen?

With a transport box that V.E.N.O.M. mounted on Manta.

The box can be folded by a swivel mechanism upwards on Manta's roof, or forward, in front of Manta's front.

The box has a hatch in the front, through which the pandas can go in or out. Whether they go in voluntarily is not known.

The box does not stop Manta from going into flight mode and flying.

The box can even be folded forward in flight, and the hatch also opens around flight, which Vanessa takes advantage of to kidnap André.

The box also seems to be easy to remove, in the final fight it is dismantled at Manta.


Voice Cast:

Doug Stone


Matt Trakker


Hondo MacLean


Bruce Sato

  and  Chin Ho 

Mark Halloran


Sly Rax


Cliff Dagger


Brendan McKane


Miles Mayhem


Alex Sector

  and  André 

Graeme McKenna




Sharon Noble


Vanessa Warfield


M.A.S.K. Computer

  and  Baby Panda 

Brennan Thicke


Scott Trakker


Summary of Panda Power

Location of the episode*: Sichuan province, China, Tian'anmen Square, Beijing, Easter Island
Short summery*: Matt, Scott and T-Bob discover a preserved Incan priest in the aftermath of an avalanche. When the priest wakes up, he believes T-Bob to be a god named "Tamula". The priest promV.E.N.O.M. kidnaps a sculpter who is working on a large sculpture of a panda bear for a ceremony in China. They also kidnap some panda bears from a preserve, and they bring them to Easter Island. M.A.S.K. must get the pandas out of harm's way before they can battle V.E.N.O.M.  

Safety tip*
While building a tree house with T-Bob, Scott tells a small boy that it can be dangerous to run with sticks.

Facts worth knowing about Panda Power

Particularly in this episode*:

•By far the worst animated episode. Quite a few mistakes, the people and vehicles are strangely distorted in some shots.
.•The animated sequence of Thunderhawk transforming into jet mode is used twice, the only difference being Matt Trakker's clothing: he's wearing a suit in the first scene and his M.A.S.K. uniform during the second.
•When Matt Trakker says "That question will stump the band" he is referring to a long running segment on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in which audience members would challenge the Tonight Show band to play an obscure song of their choosing.
•Bruce Sato is Thunderhawk's co-pilot on this mission even though the M.A.S.K. Computer mentioned his vehicle as being Rhino.  

Small mistakes in the episode*:

Scott wakes in the middle of the night and runs to the window. He puts his right hand on the window-pane, but his left hand is hovering above it as if the character and the foreground are misaligned.
•When Matt waves goodbye to André who is leaving for Tian'anmen Square, at the very end of the shot his arm and shoulder completely disappear.
Sly Rax is wearing his iconic sunglasses when he arrives on Easter Island with Vanessa, but not when the panda's are unloaded a moment later.
•When Bruce Sato says "And the panda's" just before his mask lowers down onto his head in Thunderhawk, he is speaking with Matt Trakker's voice.
•When Mayhem says "Who'd wanna hurt a teddy bear?" the shot changes to a close-up, but the clouds in the background remain the same.
•After Vanessa Warfield says "Ladies before... whatever" the scene cuts back to Cliff Dagger but the cloudy background remains the same. Then Miles Mayhem calls Dagger a 'stupid twit' and as the scene changes to a shot of Thunderhawk in the sky the cloudy background is still the same.
•As all the M.A.S.K. agents and Scott are laughing at T-Bob at the end, Hondo's hair is colored a light brown instead of black.
•The safety tip starts with a wide shot of several trees on a pavement. Then we cut to Scott and T-Bob building a tree house in a tree that is placed in a green patch of grass. But when they look down, in two shots, stone pavement is visible underneath them.  

Other publications from Panda Power:

•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 this series. The book was available in English, German, and Spanish (as far as currently known)  




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