The Oz Effect

 


    


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Episode name english:

 The Oz Effect

Episode name german:

 Die Smaraktmine

Episode name german alternative:

 Die Smaragdmine

Episode name french:

 Des tornades sur mesure

Episode

 9 in season one 

Episode

 9 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

Previous Episode:

 

08 - The Roteks


Next Episode:

 

10 - Death From The Sky



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:

 Thursday October 10th, 1985 on A&E

First aired in Germany:

 1987 at RTL

 

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Alex Sector

-

Jackrabbit

Mask -

Rhino

 Co-Pilot

Brad Turner

-

Hocus Pocus

Mask -

Condor

 Pilot

Bruce Sato

-

Lifter

Mask -

Rhino

 Pilot

Buddy Hawks

-

Penetrator

Mask -

Firecracker

 Co-Pilot

Dusty Hayes

-

Backlash

Mask -

Gator

 Pilot

Gloria Baker

-

Aura

Mask -

Gator

 Co-Pilot

Hondo MacLean

-

Blaster

Mask -

Firecracker

 Pilot

Matt Trakker

-

Spectrum

Mask -

Thunderhawk

 Pilot

 

Civilians:

Scott Trakker

-

T-Bob

 Pilot 

•Sarah


•Dr. Clay


•Tribe Leader


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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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.

 
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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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Rhino has many different technologies as a mobile operations center. One of them features in the episode, so I want to highlight it.

Rhino's winch.

The winch is small and handy. It attaches to Rhino's tail and can pull loads or recover vehicles.

The winch was not available for the toy.


T-BOB technologies, activities, outfits:

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V.E.N.O.M. TEAM:

Cliff Dagger

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Torch

Mask -

Jackhammer

 (takes damage) Pilot

Miles Mayhem

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Viper

Mask -

Switchblade

 Pilot

Sly Rax

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Stiletto

Mask -

Piranha

 Pilot

Vanessa Warfield

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Whip

Mask -

Jackhammer

 (takes damage) Co-Pilot


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

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How V.E.N.O.M got the tornado machine from the episode "The OZ Effect" is not known.

With the Tornado Machine V.E.N.O.M kidnaps groups of villagers with a huge vortex, who must work as forced laborers for a secret mining company.

With its massive turbine, the aircraft creates artificial tornadoes. In the first encounter with the MASK team, the tornado machine manages to throw their vehicles with his powerful vortex through the area.

After Mayhem returns the machine to the secret mine, he tries to use the machine again, but is forced to leave it because it is out of control.

Mayhem wanted to crash the Tornado machine with a missile he fired from Switchblade. The goal was to destroy the mine and the villagers.

Bruce Sato was able to direct the crashing machine with his Lifter MASK into the sea, where it sank in a huge destruction.

 

Voice Cast:

Doug Stone

 as 

Matt Trakker

 

Hondo MacLean

 

Dusty Hayes

 

Bruce Sato

  and  Tribe Leader 

Mark Halloran

 as 

Buddy Hawks

 

Sly Rax

 

Cliff Dagger

  and  Dr. Clay 

Brendan McKane

 as 

Alex Sector

  and 

Miles Mayhem

 

Graeme McKenna

 as 

Brad Turner

  and 

T-Bob

 

Sharon Noble

 as 

Gloria Baker

 

Vanessa Warfield

 

M.A.S.K. Computer

  and  Sarah 

Brennan Thicke

 as 

Scott Trakker

 


Summary of The Oz Effect

Location of the episode*: Australian outback, Australia
 
Short summery*: V.E.N.O.M. uses a strange vortex to abduct a village of Australian Aborigines and forces them to mine valuable crystal.  

Safety tip*
T-Bob sticks a fork in a toaster and gets electrocuted. Scott and his dad point out that if T-Bob were a human being, he could've been killed.
 

Facts worth knowing about The Oz Effect

Particularly in this episode*:

Buddie Hawks uses his talent as a 'Master of Disguise' to pretend to be an Australian Aboriginal.
•In the episode Blackout, Scott refers to the time T-Bob stuck a fork in a toaster during the safety tip segment in The Oz Effect.  

Small mistakes in the episode*:

•When Miles Mayhem is shown approaching the table outside his tent, the table and chairs are white. But when he joins the others at them, the table is blue. 

Other publications from The Oz Effect:

•The episode was used by Panini for its Sticker album from 1987  

Availability:

 AMAZON PRIME | Bluray | DVD

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