Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) (season 10)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (season 10)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 8
Original network CBS (Kidz (Action Zone))
Original release September 14 (1996-09-14) – November 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
Season chronology

The tenth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the final season of the series. Shredder and Krang return for three episodes, and the Technodrome is still in Dimension X.

When the season aired, the interest for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had almost faded out. At the time, CBS was phasing out its Saturday morning cartoon block.[1] and the 10th season is practically a miniseries.[2]


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1861"The Return of Dregg"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottSeptember 14, 1996S10E01

While the Turtles work on using fragments of the Vortex Crystal to stabilize their mutations, Lord Dregg plans to use the fragments to create another Vortex Crystal to power his Vortex Transporter. Meanwhile, Dregg's second-in-command, HiTech, is blasted into space, to be replaced by Dregg's top scientist, Mung, as his new second-in-command.

Villain: Lord Dregg

Note: Michael Gough replaces Rob Paulsen as the voice of Raphael.

Note: First Appearance of Mung.

Note: Final Appearance of HiTech.
1872"The Beginning of the End"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottSeptember 21, 1996S10E02

While Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Carter work on restoring Leonardo to his regular self, Mung steals all the plutonium from a power plant in order for Dregg to build a Plutonium Ray to turn Leonardo into a radioactive killer. Title Reference: Beginning of the End

Villain: Lord Dregg
1883"The Power of Three"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottSeptember 28, 1996S10E03

Lord Dregg teleports Shredder & Krang from Dimension X to the Dregnaught in order to learn more about the Turtles & Earth's weapons. Meanwhile, after permanently stabilizing his mutation, Carter finally leaves the Turtles & returns to college. Title Reference: Power of Three

Villains: Lord Dregg, Krang and Shredder
1894"A Turtle in Time"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottOctober 5, 1996S10E04

After draining the Turtles' life energy & Krang's intelligence, Dregg becomes a super-being, and plans to fire the Vortex Transporter at the Sun, bringing a piece of the Sun down to Earth. If the people of Earth refuse to surrender, Dregg will cause the Earth to become a second Sun, and afterwards he will eventually do the same to every other planet in the universe. Meanwhile after learning of the situation, Carter returns, and knowing he can't handle it alone, Carter contacts the turtles' friends Landor and Merrick who brings the turtles' past selves to the present as well as Splinter mentioning to him that despite his mutation being stabilized, there is a chance that Carter can still mutate.

Villains: Shredder, Krang and Lord Dregg

Title Reference: Turtles in Time
1905"Turtles to the Second Power"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottOctober 12, 1996S10E05

After re-energizing the present-day Turtles, the Turtles of the past have only 3 hours to get back to their time, or they will all cease to exist. Meanwhile, during the 15 hours it took to re-energize the Turtles, the remainder of Dregg's invasion fleet has been completed and has been unleashed on the entire planet, and now the Turtles and Carter have to stop Dregg, Krang, and Shredder. In the end Shredder and Krang are sent back to Dimension X, and after sending the past turtles back to their time, Landor and Merrick give Carter an offer to come with them to their time in the future to receive medical treatment that will completely cure him of his mutation. Carter accepts and he and the turtles say their goodbyes before he teleports away.

Note: Final Appearances of Shredder, Krang, Carter, and Landor and Merrick.

Villains: Shredder, Krang and Lord Dregg
1916"Mobster from Dimension X"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottOctober 19, 1996S10E06

A slimy amoeba-like mobster from Dimension X, known as the GlobFather, steals the Protein Computer. The GlobFather is working for Dregg & Dregg plans to use the Protein Computer to hack into all of Earth's telecommunications systems & military computers, to control them via his own brain.

Villain: GlobFather

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.
1927"The Day the Earth Disappeared"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottOctober 26, 1996S10E07

Lord Dregg has managed to open a gigantic portal that is large enough to pull the entire Earth into Dimension X. While trying to figure out how to stop it, Leonardo, Donatello and Master Splinter are pulled through the portal, after Dregg turns the portal on them, sending each of them across dangerous alien dimensions. Title Reference: The Day the Earth Stood Still

Villain: Lord Dregg
1938"Divide and Conquer"Tony LoveJeffrey ScottNovember 2, 1996S10E08

Lord Dregg, using a morphing suit capable of instantly draining life-force from others, absorbs the power of five super-beings, and multiplies their combined power a hundred fold, becoming a god. He comes after the Turtles, who must travel to Dimension X and get Krang's android body from the destroyed Technodrome if they are to defeat him.[3]

Title Reference: Divide and Conquer

Note: Shredder and Krang are mentioned.

Note: Final Appearances of The Turtles (Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael & Michelangelo), the Technodrome, Krang's android body, the Turtle Van, April O'Neil, Master Splinter, Lord Dregg, and Mung.

Villain: Lord Dregg

Note: Final Episode of the series.


  1. Mark Pellegrini (14 January 2016). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 10 Review". Adventures in Poor Taste. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. Mark Pellegrini (14 January 2016). "TMNT (1987) Season 10 Review: The Final Season!". TMNT Entity. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. "Master Splinter" (6 March 2012). "1996 Original Fred Wolf Series – Episode 194 (Divide and Conquer)". Mutant Ooze. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
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