Bad Vibrations



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Episode name english:

 Bad Vibrations

Episode name german:

 Die Schwingungsbombe

Episode name german alternative:


Episode name french:

 Les frayeurs de Scott


 18 in season one 


 18 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

Previous Episode:


17 - Mystery Of The Rings

Next Episode:


19 - Ghost Bomb

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 23rd, 1985 on A&E

First aired in Germany:

 Only on DVD


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Alex Sector



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Dusty Hayes



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Gloria Baker



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Matt Trakker



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Scott Trakker




Julian Fong

•Mayor of Hong Kong

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, they are small jet engines again. But here Matt uses them to save Gator. Gator is in danger of falling down a cliff. Matt shoots the magnetic disks at Gator and ignites them. This allows Gator to land safely.


Cliff Dagger



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 (takes damage) Pilot

Miles Mayhem



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Sly Rax



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 (takes damage) Pilot

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

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The resonance bomb is a pyramid-shaped device that can destroy entire cities through resonance.

How V.E.N.O.M. got hold of the bomb is not clear.

The effectiveness of the bomb is demonstrated at the opening of a skyscraper. Here Matt and Scott, what a surprise, are present. This calls M.A.S.K. to the scene.

We learn that V.E.N.O.M. was commissioned by Julian Fong to spread fear and terror with the bomb.

In the course of the episode, we see the bomb in action again and again, many buildings collapse.

In the end, Gloria manages to disarm the bomb with a simple switch.


Voice Cast:

Doug Stone


Matt Trakker


Dusty Hayes

  and  Mayor of Hong Kong 

Mark Halloran


Sly Rax


Cliff Dagger


Julian Fong


Brendan McKane


Alex Sector


Miles Mayhem


Graeme McKenna



  and  Chinese Chef 

Sharon Noble


Gloria Baker


M.A.S.K. Computer


Brennan Thicke


Scott Trakker


Summary of Bad Vibrations

Location of the episode*: Hong Kong

Short summery*: Former orphan turned bitter millionaire Julian Fong hires V.E.N.O.M. to destroy buildings across Hong Kong with high-tech resonator bombs.  

Safety tip*
Scott is installing a new circuit board in T-Bob and leaves his equipment almost starts a fire on the table. Luckily his dad installed a smoke detector.

Facts worth knowing about Bad Vibrations

Particularly in this episode*:

•During the agents call up sequence, the footage of Gloria Baker using Kung Fu to break stones was used earlier in the episode The Ultimate Weapon, albeit with different sound effects.  

Small mistakes in the episode*:

•When Matt touches a button on Rhino's computer to select the M.A.S.K. agents, the button lights up but his finger passes through it further than possible.
•After Dusty is forced off the road by Rax, Matt Trakker sticks his head out of Thunderhawk's window even though it appeared to be closed.
•When Mayhem is on the phone with Fong, his mustache changes color as he speaks, at one point it is completely black instead of grey.
•When T-Bob says he always wanted to hear how animals sounded in Chinese, the Grey circle where his leg attaches to his body turns from Grey to white and back again.
•When Mayhem says 'Those bumbling fools', the black part of his mask that covers his chin is colored the same dark blue color as the rest of it.
•When Matt asks 'Gloria, any luck' as she is looking around in an elevator, her left hand disappears for couple of frames. Then as she looks up to use her Aura Mask, her sleeves are colored green instead of yellow.
•At the conclusion of the mission, when Matt is on the phone with the mayor, his hair is black in the wide shot and his skin has a darker tone.  

Other publications from Bad Vibrations:

•In Germany, a VHS cassette with the episode was released. It was episode 4 of the series.
•In Germany, a tape with the episode was released. It was episode 7 of the series.  




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