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Jonny Quest Season 1 - The Devil's Tower
© 1998-2005, Lyle P. Blosser, Craig Fuqua
Z-21, The Devil's Escarpment, 2/4/65, 8/19/65.
- After it breaks away, the balloon can be seen trailing part of the snapped cable.
Later, however, the cable first appears to be missing the cable, then the cable
comes back, then it's missing again. (Reported by Ian
Allan's son Dawson Allan, age 5)
- When Dr. Quest leaves Race at the top of the plateau, he takes a rifle with him.
The gun is never seen or even mentioned later in the episode; it just disappears.
(Reported by Ian Allan)
- When the Quests are escaping along the cliff ledge they are moving left to right
while being bombarded with boulders from above. One boulder knocks out the ledge
in front of them but Dr. Quest, without missing a beat, points to an overhang beyond
the missing ledge and says "If we can get to that overhang we'll be safe." But how?
That ledge just got knocked out from in front of them, with the resulting gap being
more than they could just step over. But after the next scene cut, we see everyone
moving forward along the ledge as if the missing part wasn't a problem.
(Reported by John Clark)
- In the episode, Jonny remarks that he has never seen a World War I-type airplane
before, and Race is asked whether he can fly such a machine. But shouldn't the gang
have remembered that Race is extremely proficient in this area, and have a vivid
recollection of these craft, after their experience with Baron von Froelich, in
the episode titled "Shadow of the Condor"? I don't see how they could have forgotten!
(Reported by Ferbo on the ClassicJQ forum)
- (Not technically a flub) The working title The
Devil's Escarpment is retained in the dialogue script; Dr. Quest calls it
that instead of "The Devil's Tower". Apparently someone thought "escarpment" was
not suitable for the episode title, even though it was OK within the dialogue.
- (Also not technically a flub, but questionable) The wooden bridge is clearly visible
from the plateau. So Klaus had to know it was there. So despite his bad leg, I would
think that in 19 years Klaus could have figured out a way to make it through the
cave to the ledge and over the bridge. (Reported by
Link to the restored end credits
for the episode.
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