Video VENOM

 


    


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Episode name english:

 Video Venom

Episode name german:

 Die Videohypnose

Episode name german alternative:

 Die Laser Kanone

Episode name french:

 Le canon à laser

Episode

 5 in season one 

Episode

 5 of 75 overall in 2 seasons 

Previous Episode:

 

04 - Highway To Terror


Next Episode:

 

06 - Dinosaur Boy



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:

 Friday October 4th, 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 

•Technician Mike


•Technician Harry


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.

 
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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 was a small bomb that destroyed Switchblade's tank and forced Vanessa to land.


T-BOB technologies, activities, outfits:

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

Cliff Dagger

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Torch

Mask -

Jackhammer

 Pilot

Miles Mayhem

-

Viper

Mask -

Switchblade

 Pilot

Sly Rax

-

Stiletto

Mask -

Piranha

 Pilot

Vanessa Warfield

-

Whip

Mask -

Switchblade

 Pilot


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

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Written by: David Goellnitz

Developed by the U.S. Military, the Laser Cannon was a top secret weapon being transported to California for testing on a military train.

The train was to pass through Cliffwood Colorado, but was stopped by VENOM who blocked the tracks with the brainwashed residents of the town.

A lieutenant went to confront this crowd, but the train's guard detachment was soon overtaken, captured and brainwashed.

VENOM then dumped the train in a large nearby lake and used their brainwashed labor force to disassemble the cannon and reassemble it in an old lumber mill.

Their plan was to fire the weapon at long range to destroy the Texas oil companies oil fields if they did not meet their ransom demands.

As the weapon was nearing completion, M.A.S.K. attacked, but were halted by the intervention of the brainwashed civilians and military personnel, leaving the VENOM Agents to finish the cannon.

Miles Mayhem activated the cannon and fought off M.A.S.K., proving a formidle weapon, holding off our heroes.

The gun taking time to recharge was it's downfall, allowing Brad and Dusty to lead a counterattack, forcing VENOM to abandon the cannon, but not before Miles Mayhem to set the gun to fire automatically and locking the controls.

During the fight, the gun shrugged off Gator's Electric Ouch, Gloria's Aura MASK and Firecracker's freeze guns, showing the gun was formidable and nearly invincible to attacks.

Matt defused the guns attack before firing on the oil fields with Spectrum, turning the cannon's blast into ordinary sunlight.  

 

Voice Cast:

Doug Stone

 as 

Matt Trakker

,

Hondo MacLean

,

Dusty Hayes

,

Bruce Sato

and

Soldier


Mark Halloran

 as 

Buddy Hawks

,

Sly Rax

,

Cliff Dagger

,

Duane Kennedy

and

Technician Harry


Brendan McKane

 as 

Alex Sector

,

Miles Mayhem

and

Technician Mike


Graeme McKenna

 as 

Brad Turner

and

T-Bob


Sharon Noble

 as 

Gloria Baker

,

Vanessa Warfield

and

M.A.S.K. Computer


Brennan Thicke

 as 

Scott Trakker




Summary of Video VENOM

Location of the episode*: Cliffwood, Colorado, USA

Summery: Venom learn to hypnotise people through their televisions in order to make them help in their plans to incinerate the oil base in Texas. With Venom expecting to be paid billions by the Texan government, M.A.S.K. need to stop this!


Safety tip*
Scott reminds his father he taught him to always make sure the base of a ladder was level before climbing up.
 

Facts worth knowing about Video VENOM

Particularly in this episode*:

Scott and T-Bob are not involved in this episodes's mission. They appear briefly at the mansion playing golf and breaking a window, which Matt Trakker notices but never acts upon, and then are not seen again until the moral segment.
•After assembling Mobile Armored Strike Kommand, Matt Trakker takes the underground monorail from his mansion to Boulder Hill on his own, even though Gloria Baker was also at the mansion. 

Small mistakes in the episode*:

•During the Agents' call up sequence, Brad Turner has blond hair and a blue shirt during his introduction, then his normal brown hair and a red shirt in the next. The color of the drummer's shirt and hair also change to lighter shades.
•When Vanessa Warfield is Piloting Switchblade she turns her head looking backwards and the neck part of her mask is flesh colored instead of grayish green.
•As the M.A.S.K. agents are all laughing having defeating V.E.N.O.M., Buddy Hawks's outfit is colored dark green with a black mask instead of it's usual purple and blue combination with a light green mask. 

Other publications from Video VENOM:

•KideoVideo has released several VHS tapes with the episode: VOL 2
•CASTLEvision has released several VHS tapes with the episode in English: M.A.S.K. VHS Highway to Terror & Video Venom
A coloring book with pictures from this story, also titled Video VENOM, was published by Golden Books
A coloring book featuring the cover of the Video VENOM coloring book by Golden Books was published in France by WHITMAN-COLORS, but unrelated to the episode.
•The episode was used by Panini for its Sticker album from 1987  

Availability:

 AMAZON PRIME | Bluray | DVD

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