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Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997–1998)
"Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation" (original title)

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In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Jarred Blancard ...
 Michaelangelo (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Mitchell A. Lee Yuen ...
 Raphael (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Dean Choe ...
 Raphael (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Richard Yee ...
 Donatello (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Leonardo (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Nicole Parker ...
 Venus De Milo (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Michaelangelo (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Matt Hill ...
 Raphael (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Donatello (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Leonardo / ... (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...
 Venus De Milo (26 episodes, 1997-1998)
Shishir Inocalla ...
 Venus De Milo / ... (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Fiona Scott ...
 Splinter (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Splinter (25 episodes, 1997-1998)
Larry Lam ...
 Leonardo / ... (24 episodes, 1997-1998)
Geoff Wong ...
 Donatello (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Michaelangelo (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Gerald Wong ...
 Dragonlord (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Christopher Gaze ...
 Dragonlord (17 episodes, 1997-1998)
Adam Behr ...
 Wick (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
 Wick (12 episodes, 1997-1998)
Patrick P. Pon ...
 Shredder (11 episodes, 1997-1998)


In this live-action TV series, the Turtles are older than in the movies or cartoon, and are joined by a fifth, female Turtle. "Venus De Milo" mutated with the other 4 Turtles but was washed away with the current in the sewer into New York's Chinatown before Splinter came across the turtles. After learning the Shinobi arts in China for 17 years, Venus has returned to New York. The Turtles are now faced with new villains such as Dragon Lord, Bonesteel and Vam Mi. Written by Venus De Milo <venus__de__milo@hotmail.com>

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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation  »

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The Next Mutation project was originally a concept for fourth live-action movie. In this concept the Ooze that transformed the Turtles and Splinter was still in their bodies causing a much more drastic 2nd mutation. Michelangelo's mutation would have given him a more human appearance allowing him to walk among the people of the City. Donatello's mutation would have given him psychic abilities, but have him wear an optic device because his mutation would cause his vision to deteriorate. Raphael's rage would cause him to mutate into a fearsome creature with claws and spikes jutting from his body. Leonardo would have the ability to mutate his skin into different textures. Splinter would transform into a creature twice his size that he would have limited control over. The movie itself was designed around a fifth turtle named Kirby. However, the project got stuck in development and plans for a fourth theatrical movie was nixed. Though concept of having the Turtles mutate into creatures was later used in the 'New Mutation' saga of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) cartoon. Soon after, Saban took over the Next Mutation project and made good on the promise of a fifth ninja turtle. See more »


Follows Mutant Turtles: Chôjin densetsu hen (1996) See more »

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25 August 2007 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

I did not like the idea of the female turtle at all since 1987 we knew the TMNT to be four brothers with their teacher Splinter and their enemies and each one of the four brothers are named after the great artists name like Leonardo , Michelangleo, Raphel and Donatello so Venus here doesn't have any meaning or playing any important part and I believe that the old TMNT series was much more better than that new one which contains Venus As a female turtle will not add any action to the story we like the story of the TMNT we knew in 1987 to have new enemies in every part is a good point to have some action but to have a female turtle is a very weak point to have some action, we wish to see more new of TMNT series but just as the same characters we knew in 1987 without that female turtle.

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