DuckTales (1987–1990)
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Where No Duck Has Gone Before 

Uncle Scrooge forecloses on a loan for a movie studio. To improve it, he instructs Gyro to make the set for a space show, as real as possible. When he does, Huey, Dewey, and Louie go to ... See full summary »

Director:

David Block

Writer:

Len Uhley
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Brian Cummings ... Doofus Drake / TV Announcer (voice)
Hamilton Camp ... Overlord Bulovan / Director (voice)
Terence McGovern ... Launchpad McQuack (voice) (as Terry McGovern)
Hal Smith ... Gyro Gearloose (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Huey Duck / Dewey Duck / Louie Duck / Webbigail Vanderquack (voice)
Jack DeLeon ... Major Courage (voice) (as Christopher Weeks)
Alan Young ... Scrooge McDuck (voice)
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Uncle Scrooge forecloses on a loan for a movie studio. To improve it, he instructs Gyro to make the set for a space show, as real as possible. When he does, Huey, Dewey, and Louie go to space with their hero 'Major Courage,' where they are captured by aliens. How will they defeat the aliens and return home? Does 'Major Courage' have 'what it takes' when it is not an act? Written by Anonymous

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Scrooge McDuck: Launchpad, you're the worlds most best pilot, why don't you just fly this spaceship back to earth?
Launchpad McQuack: My, being the worlds best pilot is hard!
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Referenced in DuckTales: Remastered (2013) See more »

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Alien ducks
7 October 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As said many, many times, love animation to bits, always have. Not just Disney, Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Tex Avery and Hanna Barbera, but getting older it also broadened to include Pixar, Studio Ghibli, Soyuzmultfilm and Fleischer. It has always been a huge part of my life and helped me through all the tough times in school, with a broader knowledge actually appreciate it even more now.

Very like as has been said with 'Darkwing Duck' and 'Talespin' in individual episodes of them, 'DuckTales' is a show dear to my heart. While not quite one of the all-time greats in animation and ever it is a personal favourite and one of my favourite shows from Disney. Felt that way as a child, still do. One of those personal favourites from a young age that has held up very well (not all my childhood favourites have), and like many favourites seen recently as a young adult 'DuckTales' is even more entertaining through adult eyes from appreciating the writing and stories even more.

While not as good as the outstanding "Treasure of the Golden Suns" five parter that started 'Ducktales', "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" is still great and an improvement on the still pretty good if disappointing "Luck o the Ducks".

The animation in "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" looks very pleasing on the eyes, nothing shoddy about it. Instead it is very vibrant, fluidly drawn and the attention to detail in the backgrounds is also note-worthy. Can say nothing wrong about the music, the score is dynamic, beautifully orchestrated, never jarring with the action and full of energy. Just as animated shows of this kind should be. It is impossible to resist or forget the theme song, one of the catchiest in animation and ever.

"Where No Duck Has Gone Before's" writing is even smarter, even more intelligent and even funnier as an adult. Part of this is due to understanding and appreciating the references, which came over as very funny and brilliantly timed when a child but easier to get and notice as an adult. Have found the same experience re-visiting other favourites like 'Animaniacs', 'Pinky and the Brain' and 'Tiny Toon Adventures'. The dialogue is hilarious, quotable and surprisingly fresh by today's standards, also surprisingly thought-provoking and educational.

Similarly great in "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" is the storytelling. It is a thrilling and remarkably inventive story, if not as much as the "Treasure of the Golden Suns" five parter, that is not predictable or repetitive, also not taking too long to get started or to the point. It is immensely entertaining to watch, has thrills and energy aplenty, is never dull and has emotional investment while the conflict has tension.

Have always loved the characters. Scrooge is one of those characters that does live up to his name at first, a notable example actually of the show being here, but the character grows and goes on a journey. It is wonderful to see Huey, Duey and Louie be given distinct personalities and it is much easier to tell them apart as a result than before when partnered with their uncle Donald Duck. Launchpad is greatly amusing and Gyro Gearloose likewise.

In "Where No Duck Has Gone Before", the voice acting is faultless. Cannot imagine anybody else as the character of Scrooge than Alan Young, he is a big reason why Scrooge works so well as a character. Same goes for Terrence McGovern as Launchpad. Gearloose couldn't have had a more perfect voice actor than Hal Smith.

Summing up, great episode. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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