Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987 TV series) (season 9)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (season 9)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 8
Original network CBS (Kidz (Action Zone))
Original release September 16 (1995-09-16) – November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
Season chronology

The ninth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aired in 1995. From this point onwards, Lord Dregg takes over as the main villain of the series. The Technodrome is not seen in this season. This is also the last season with David Wise's input.[1]


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1781"The Unknown Ninja"Tony LoveMark Edens and Bob ForwardSeptember 16, 1995S09E01

A mysterious young man, who has been tracking the Turtles' movements, wishes to train under Master Splinter's guidance. Meanwhile, the Turtles race to stop Lord Dregg's plans for global domination. Meanwhile, the turtles' mutations prove to have gone unstable.[2]

Villain: Lord Dregg

Note: First Appearances of Lord Dregg, HiTech and Carter.

Note: Final Appearance of the Turtle Blimp.

Note: April O'Neil now works as a freelance reporter for unspecified reasons.
1792"Dregg of the Earth"Tony LoveMark Edens and David WiseSeptember 23, 1995S09E02

The Turtles try to stop Dregg's Techno Gang from stealing a Proton Accelerator, but due to Carter's interference, the aliens get away. Dregg needs the device to repair his Molecular Converter, but the Turtles need to expose Dregg's true intentions.

Villain: Lord Dregg
1803"The Wrath of Medusa"Tony LoveDavid WiseSeptember 30, 1995S09E03

Dregg hires an alien bounty hunter named Medusa to help capture the Turtles. The Turtles must fight off this new threat. Meanwhile, Carter realises that he is more of a hindrance than a help.

Villain: Medusa
1814"The New Mutation"Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 7, 1995S09E04

The Turtles set out to prove Dregg's true motives, after nearly getting arrested by military police at Hyper Dyne Labs. The Techno Gang steal a substance called X-Fire, a highly explosive fuel. The Turtles are also still coming to grips with their unstable mutations. Meanwhile, an alien slug, called a Slorr, hatches & begins terrorising the city.

Villain: Lord Dregg
1825"The Showdown"Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 14, 1995S09E05

Using a Hypno Transmitter, Dregg is disrupting all the TV stations in the city with a hypnotic signal, which becomes permanent after 20 minutes. After the Turtles destroy his transmitter, Dregg decides to replicate the Turtles' mutagen in order to make his Techno Gang invincible.

Note: Master Splinter is not in this episode.

Villain: Lord Dregg and Jet McCabe
1836"Split-Second"Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 21, 1995S09E06

A new foe appears in the form of the time-obsessed Chronos, who has thrown the city into chaos, due to all clocks malfunctioning. Can the Turtles, April O'Neil & Carter stop him before it is too late?

Villain: Chronos
1847"Carter, the Enforcer"Tony LoveDavid WiseOctober 28, 1995S09E07

Dregg plans to build a Star Shield, a device that Dregg claims will protect Earth from hostile alien invaders. Meanwhile, the Turtles, with the help of April & her mini-cam, hope to expose Dregg for the fraud that he is. The Turtles also find out that Dregg has built an android replica of Carter.

Note: First Appearances of Landor and Merrick.

Villain: Lord Dregg
1858"Doomquest"Tony LoveDavid WiseNovember 4, 1995S09E08

An interdimensional being called Doomquest comes to Earth to try to get a powerful crystal from Lord Dregg. The Turtles find that their unstable mutations are now starting to cause them to lose their intelligence whenever they mutate into their new forms. In the end, April is able to successfully expose Lord Dregg's true intentions to the world.

Note: Rob Paulsen voices Raphael for the last time.

Note: Final episode written by David Wise.

Villain: Doomquest


  1. Mark Pellegrini (7 January 2016). "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) Season 9 Review". Adventures in Poor Taste. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  2. "Master Splinter" (6 March 2012). "1995 Original Fred Wolf Series – Episode 179 (The Unknown Ninja)". Mutant Ooze. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
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