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G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 4

4th of 10 episodes between the regular seasons of the Sunbow and DiC series.
Story consultant Buzz Dixon, written by Ron Friedman. First aired April 18, 1987.








Previous episode: G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 3
Next episode: G.I. Joe: The Movie, Part 5

Falcon joins Sgt. Slaughter's Renegades in infiltrating the Terror Drome to learn Cobra's next move, while the B.E.T. is hidden at a civilian lab. The Renegades learn of an impending attack and destroy the Terror Drome on their way out. Cobra attacks the lab with support from Cobra-La, including monstrous wormlike marauders. When the Renegades arrive as reinforcements, Falcon challenges Serpentor as he is about to depart. Duke takes one of Serpentor's serpent-darts intended for Falcon and slips into a coma while Cobra gets away with the B.E.T.


Appearing Cast and Equipment

Featured Characters
Falcon217 seconds12 linestraining with Renegades; infiltrating Terror Drome in Devilfish; with injured Duke
Sgt. Slaughter179 seconds18 linestraining Falcon; infiltrating Terror Drome in Devilfish; in Triple T during lab battle
Duke118 seconds13 linessending Renegades to Terror Drome; leading defense of lab; injured by Serpentor
Serpentor114 seconds15 linesleading Cobra from ice dome; at Terror Drome; injuring Duke and capturing B.E.T.
Taurus101 seconds4 linestraining with Falcon; infiltrating Terror Drome; on motorcycle at lab battle
Red Dog100 seconds3 linestraining with Falcon; infiltrating Terror Drome; on motorcycle at lab battle
Mercer93 seconds5 linestraining with Falcon; infiltrating Terror Drome; on motorcycle at lab battle
Nemesis Enforcer59 seconds defending Serpentor at Terror Drome; opening B.E.T.'s armor shell
Jinx55 seconds7 linescrashing a Tomahawk during the B.E.T. battle
Roadblock52 seconds4 linesnegotiating underground river with Cobra Commander
Scarlett51 seconds3 lineshiding B.E.T.; driving Armadillo during lab battle; with injured Duke
Hawk50 seconds7 linesleading Conquests during lab battle; with injured Duke
Chuckles49 seconds (silent)flying Tomahawk during lab battle; with injured Duke
Destro42 seconds3 linesriding in Stun from ice dome; at Terror Drome; in Thunder Machine during lab battle
Big Lob41 seconds1 lineflying Tomahawk during lab battle; with injured Duke
Baroness39 seconds1 lineriding in Stun from ice dome; disguised as lab tech; at Terror Drome; flying Trubble Bubble during lab attack
Cobra Commander37 seconds5 linesleading Roadblock to Joe search party
Law30 seconds4 linesin Tomahawk during lab battle; with injured Duke
Tunnel Rat30 seconds1 linein Tomahawk during lab battle; with injured Duke
Doc20 seconds1 linehiding B.E.T.; treating Duke's injury
 
Background Characters
Tomax33 seconds (silent)in Stun moving out from ice dome; at briefing in Terror Drome
Xamot31 seconds (silent)in Stun moving out from ice dome; at briefing in Terror Drome
Rock 'n Roll26 seconds (silent)firing at Marauders from a Mauler during lab battle
Buzzer19 seconds (silent)in Thunder Machine during lab battle; breaking through B.E.T.'s armor
Cross-Country19 seconds (silent)driving Recon Sled and HAVOC during lab battle; with injured Duke
Ripper16 seconds2 linesin Thunder Machine during lab battle; breaking through B.E.T.'s armor
Torch16 seconds (silent)in Thunder Machine during lab battle; breaking through B.E.T.'s armor
Zarana15 seconds (silent)driving Thunder Machine during lab attack
Dial-Tone14 seconds1 linemonitoring communications at Joe HQ; hiding B.E.T.
Order10 seconds with Law on Tomahawk during lab battle
Recondo10 seconds (silent)with injured Duke
Mainframe9 seconds2 lineshiding B.E.T.
Grunt6 seconds (silent)at Falcon's hearing
Lifeline6 seconds (silent)hiding B.E.T.
Cover Girl5 seconds (silent)in A.W.E. Striker during lab battle
Crankcase5 seconds (silent)in A.W.E. Striker during lab battle
Dr. Mindbender3 seconds (silent)driving Stun out of ice dome
Footloose3 seconds (silent)driving A.W.E. Striker during lab battle
Sci-Fi3 seconds (silent)driving A.W.E. Striker during lab battle
Monkeywrench1 second (silent)in Thunder Machine during lab battle (11:57)
 
Troops Appearing
Viper42 seconds1 lineattacked by Renegades inside Terror Drome; flying Trubble Bubbles to fight Renegades
Strato-Viper14 seconds1 lineat briefing in Terror Drome
Cobra12 seconds flyingTrubble Bubbles to patrol Terror Drome; in vehicles during lab battle
Motor Viper12 seconds driving Stuns out of ice dome, against Renegades, and at lab battle
Crimson Guard8 seconds at Serpentor's briefing
Tele-Viper4 seconds assaulted by Falcon
B.A.T.2 seconds guarding Terror Drome throne room during Renegade attack
 
Vehicles Appearing
Tomahawk76 seconds used by Rawhides during lab battle
Conquest X-3039 seconds used to fight Cobra during lab battle
Mauler30 seconds used to fight Cobra-La during lab battle
Night Raven29 seconds flown by Serpentor to capture the B.E.T.
Trubble Bubble28 seconds used during lab attack
Air Chariot25 seconds used by Serpentor when leaving ice dome
Devilfish18 seconds used by Renegades to travel to and from Cobra Island
HAVOC16 seconds used to fight Marauders during lab battle
Triple T16 seconds used by Sgt. Slaughter in lab battle
Stun15 seconds moving out from ice dome; used to fight Renegades
Armadillo14 seconds used to repel Cobra-La attack on lab
Thunder Machine13 seconds used to reach B.E.T. during lab battle
A.W.E. Striker11 seconds used to repel Cobra-La attack on lab
C.L.A.W.11 seconds used to attack B.E.T. lab
Silver Mirage7 seconds used to fight Marauders during lab battle
F.A.N.G.2 seconds used to fight Joes in lab battle (9:02-03)
Recon Sled2 seconds used to defend lab (9:25-26)
S.N.A.K.E.2 seconds seen in Terror Drome (6:10; 6:12)
 
Non-Toy Characters: Cobra-La marauders
Non-Toy Equipment: Cobra-La fighter craft, Renegade motorcycles

Misc. Notes

  • The Movie first aired on television in its entirety on Saturday, April 18, 1987. It was released on VHS that August and entered rotation among the G.I. Joe series reruns as a five-part miniseries, beginning as early as September.
  • The transition from Part 4 to Part 5 comes at 1:10:20 on the Rhino DVD, just after Hawk says, "Yo Joe."
  • Per Buzz Dixon, Duke was originally to die from his wound, but this was changed after mixed reactions to Optimus Prime's death in The Transformers: The Movie. Lines were added to the film to explain that Duke was only in a coma and has regained consciousness by the end of the film.