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Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation 

Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (original title)
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 Mitchell A. Lee Yuen ...  Raphael 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Dean Choe Dean Choe ...  Raphael 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Richard Yee ...  Donatello 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Gabe Khouth ...  Leonardo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Nicole Parker ...  Venus De Milo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Kirby Morrow ...  Michaelangelo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Matt Hill ...  Raphael 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Donatello 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Michael Dobson ...  Leonardo / ... 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...  Venus De Milo 26 episodes, 1997-1998
Shishir Inocalla Shishir Inocalla ...  Venus De Milo / ... 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Fiona Scott Fiona Scott ...  Splinter 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Stephen Mendel ...  Splinter 25 episodes, 1997-1998
Larry Lam Larry Lam ...  Leonardo / ... 24 episodes, 1997-1998
Geoff Wong Geoff Wong ...  Donatello 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle ...  Michaelangelo 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Gerald Wong Gerald Wong ...  Dragonlord 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ...  Dragonlord 17 episodes, 1997-1998
Adam Behr Adam Behr ...  Wick 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Bill Terezakis Bill Terezakis ...  Wick 12 episodes, 1997-1998
Patrick P. Pon Patrick P. Pon ...  Shredder 11 episodes, 1997-1998
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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 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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Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation See more »

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| (26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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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 »

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In most driving scenes you see Leonardo start to drive the hummer but Michelangelo is the one driving when they are on the street. See more »

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Pure Garbage
12 January 2008 | by TheEighthHorsieSee all my reviews

This is the biggest insult to TMNT ever. Fortunantely, officially Venus does not exist in canon TMNT. There will never be a female turtle, this took away from the tragic tale of 4 male unique mutants who will never have a family of their own, once gone no more. The biggest mistake was crossing over Power Rangers to TMNT with a horrible episode; the turtle's voices were WRONG and they all acted out of character. They could have done such a better job, better designs and animatronics and NO VENUS.

don't bother with this people...it's cringe worthy material. the lip flap was slow and unnatural looking. they totally disrespected shredder. the main baddie, some dragonlord dude was corny. the turtles looked corny with things hanging off their bodies, what's with the thing around raph's thigh? the silly looking sculpted plastrons!?

If they looked normal, acted in character and got rid of Venus, got rid of the stupid kiddie cartoon sounds...and better writing it could have been good.


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