Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Season 7, Pt. 1 - The Leonardo Slice
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The seventh season of this series aired in the second half of 1993. It is notable for a number of reasons, the most obvious being that it marked the end of an era in terms of the overall tone and look of the show. Starting with the show's eighth season, which aired the following year, nearly all the hallmarks of the show - all the touchstones that made the series what it was - would be gone. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let us break down the seventh season of the show.
The first 13 episodes of the seventh season are what fans have dubbed the "European Vacation" shows. These episodes have always been a bit of a mystery among fans, if only because, in some aspects of the story, they seem to be out of place in the seventh season. During the first episode of the fourth season, the Turtles find out that they have won a vacation to Europe. So, it would stand to reason that the first leg of season four would be the Turtles' adventures traveling across Europe. This they do; some of the storylines take place in France, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey. Along the way, familiar characters (Shredder and Krang), and some not so familiar (Erik the Red Eye, a modern-day Viking), attempt various nefarious schemes at taking over the world. Many theories abound as to why this fourth season storyline did not see the light of day until the beginning of the seventh season (animation and/or scheduling problems being the most popular), but at least fans can rest easy that all of the "European Vacation" episodes have finally made it to DVD.
That being said, however, the end of the "European Vacation" episodes and the "beginning" of the seventh season can be a bit jarring when viewing the shows in succession.Read more ›
Season 7 Part 1 Episodes are:
Tower of Power
Rust Never Sleeps
A Real Snow Job
Venice on the Half Shell
The Lost Queen of Atlantis
These episodes are part of the side-season when the turtles went to Europe. The special feature is A Shellabration With Points of Articulation: A Look Back at the Most Turtleastic Toys.
I only bought the season in four parts so I could get the the miniature TMNT toys. I recommend others to buy the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Season 7 Set.
In any case, you will find six episodes on this set - and the price is rather steep for such little content (you can buy the entire Season 8 set for the same amount as each of these slices, at least at the time that I write this review). Now, if you were to go on a holiday in Europe, which city immediately comes to mind? Yep, the turtles too and so the first episode is set in Paris. Of course, the Turtles are the Turtles and so they have the mixed blessing of travelling via the sewers of most cities, which Splinter reminds them are full of history. Interestingly, the first episode sees the Turtles go to Paris in a far less luxurious manner than we expected - apparently, the won vacation at the end of season 3 has been forgotten. Even more interestingly is how almost everywhere the Turtles go, the Turtles run into Shredder, Rocksteady and Bebop as well as April and Irma. I mean, I know it can be a small world but this is ridiculous.
Vacation in Europe was essentially a TMNT side-project, meaning that it was produced semi-independently from the main series. This puzzles me as to why Lionsgate and Fred Wolf Films didn't just release Vacation in Europe as a separate set.Read more ›
Night of the dark turtle, is a good episode too where donatello goes insane..an they randomly have scum bug, an antrax appear in the episdoe of night roges or whatever.
season 7 is the second the last regular season of ninja turtles, but as soon as season 9 comes, theres no more shredder...an DREGG replace him at 9 an 10.
Shredder an Krang does come back at middle of season 10...only for 3 episdoes.
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Bad didn't have action figure with it. Made me extremely mad. The whole reason I bought this edition was for the figure.Published 19 months ago by matthew j price
I got this for a Christmas gift. It takes me back to when I was little and Tmnt was the best. The little action figure goes nicely on my book shelf.Published on January 5, 2014 by Jill
It's always great to get to relive my childhood and each individual Volume contains a Turtle mini figure based in look and design to the old figures from my youthPublished on July 18, 2013 by Jason Cullum
Now these are the turtles I grew up with. In my opinion this is the best turtles series ever, hands down.Published on December 8, 2012 by Up243
I bought three videos that were suppose to be brand new just like the picture showed with a toy. And all three were missing the toy when they should've had it. Read morePublished on May 9, 2012 by purplegt46
just got this in the mail today and am disappointed that i didnt get the little turtle with it just the dvd. feel kinda riped offPublished on February 2, 2012 by T. Roach
It has one off the best of the travel episodes, Tower of Power has a great gothic look to it! It also has one of the worst of all episodes, Artless misguidedly teaches boys to fear... Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Bearclaw