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Full List of Defenders of the Earth Episodes

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Below is a complete Defenders of the Earth episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Defenders of the Earth episodes are listed along with the Defenders of the Earth episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Defenders of the Earth episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. “The Ghost Walks Again” and “Deal With The Devil” are included on this list, along with many more. Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Defenders of the Earth episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.
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    The Story Begins

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    Family Reunion

    Oct 03 1986
    Ming captures the Phantom and Jedda as they return from the race against N'Dama (really the Phantom's brother Kurt Walker) for the Jewel of Zandoon. Once again his old self, Kurt Walker stows away on...
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    One of the Guys

    Nov 05 1986
    Rick and L.J. accompany Kshin's class, which includes Marty, a wheelchair-bound boy, on a field trip to the Amazon where they encounter hostile natives. When Kshin and Marty are separated from the...
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    The Evil of Doctor Dark

    Sep 25 1986
    Mandrake's old enemy, Damian Dark, and the latter's Psychic Warrior cohorts escape from jail and join forces with Ming's troops to search for the legendary Well of Essence....
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    Sep 30 1986
    Ming's forces travel to the planet Grubor, where they use his freeze-ray weapon to capture six Cave Slugs- invincible alien creatures the size of semi-trucks who can and do eat anything, including...
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    Return of the Skyband

    Nov 03 1986
    When an ore transport ship in deep space is looted and notes are found announcing the RETURN OF THE SKY BAND, the Phantom is apprehensive. He recounts the story of his grandfather, who defeated an...
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    Audie and Tweak

    Oct 31 1986
    Ming's computer, Octon, has created the ultimate trap- Tycos, a machine designed by a machine, completely devoid of human flaws- which the evil leader will use to destroy the Defenders. Meanwhile...
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    The Prince Triumphant (2)

    Nov 11 1986
    Pursuing Kro-Tan to a small kingdom in india, Flash and Rick are astonished to find that Kro-Tan is revered as a benevolant and trusting being, deemed worthy of ruling earth...
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    100 Proof Highway

    Nov 06 1986
    At school, Jedda is invited to a party by Eric, who freely admits that, "Everything looks better with a little vodka". At first a bit hesitant, Jedda eventually agrees- she thinks Eric is cute and...
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    Fury of the Deep

    Oct 02 1986
    Ming's attack on an oil platform, to capture a main computer containing the earth's entire energy network, is foiled by the Defenders, but all is not lost as he spots oceanographer Maurice Quiston...
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    The Prince Makes His Move (1)

    Nov 10 1986
    Prince Kro-Tan reduces his father to nothing mroe than a microbe and siezes control of his empire, determined to conquer earth and destroy the Defenders himself.......
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    The Defense Never Rests

    Oct 06 1986
    The Defenders fly into space to investigate a mysterious comet and discover, too late to break from the tractor beams dragging them toward the comet, that in reality it is an Ilyrian spaceship....
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    The Prince Dethroned (5)

    Nov 14 1986
    The witch who's aided Kro-Tan from the start manages to revive the original King of Mongo, and is revealed to be his Queen while having her youth restored. They lock Kro-Tan away and later do the...
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    Flash Times Four

    Oct 27 1986
    Ming knows that Flash Gordon is the only man alive who could effectively fly his state-of-the-art warplane The Scorpion, so he lures our hero to Ice Station Earth, where he has created four Flash...
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    Dracula's Potion

    Nov 04 1986
    The Defenders set out for Transylvania to investigate the disappearance of John Harker, a young archeologist doing re-search in the area. Upon arrival, they are invited to the castle of Vlad, a...
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    The Rites of Zesnan

    Oct 30 1986
    While trying to prove their individual prowess during an obstacle course competition, Rick, Jedda and L.J. get a bit too serious, endangering themselves individually and as a flying unit. When the...
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    The Prince Weds (3)

    Nov 12 1986
    Continuing his power play, Kro-Tan's next step is to secretly attach miniature, mind-controled explosives to the Defenders and take Jedda captive. They arrive in Mongo, where he announces that...
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    The Panther Peril

    Oct 01 1986
    When the famous explorer Andrew Huxley encounters the wrath of Ming the Merciless while on expedition in Africa, he immediately calls in the Defenders. Ming kidnaps the Chief of the Bandar tribe...
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    The Time Freezer

    Nov 07 1986
    The Defenders attend an inter-galactic science convention in Monaco which coincides with a junior magician's competition that Kshin enters. Mandrake tells the boy the secret to opening locks through...
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    Rick Gordon, One Man Army

    Oct 29 1986
    Rick Gordon's new friend at Central City High ! Carlotta Vallejo- requires his help when Ming backs revolutionary forces to dethrone her father from the Presidency of the tropical island of...
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    The Men of Frost

    Sep 29 1986
    For Ming's plan to blanket the earth with a veneer of frost to be successful, the satellite requires the strength of a Starblue Crystal, of which only three exist. During a ceremony in which Mandrake...
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    The Prince's Royal Hunt (4)

    Nov 13 1986
    Locked in the prince's palace, Jedda uses her gift to communicate with animals as a means of escape before the wedding. In a subterranean area, Kshin discovers a race of small, peaceful creatures who...
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    The Frozen Heart

    Oct 28 1986
    Ming's forces kidnap LJ's girlfriend, Kate, turning her into a Frost Person, and have her trick LJ, Rick and Jedda into handing the Defenders' Space Station - now armed with a lethal laser-cannon -...
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    Torn Space

    Nov 25 1986
    The fabric of the universe is weak and stretching under the stress of Graviton's bridge, and the evil alien must have the Necklace of Oros if he is to survive. When the reptile/humanoid corners Jedda...