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"Terror of the Terra-firmians!" is the fifth episode of the Disney XD animated series DuckTales. It premiered on October 7, 2017.

Synopsis

Huey and Webby’s disagreement over the existence of a mythic species leads the kids to explore an eerie abandoned subway tunnel, while Mrs. Beakley grows suspicious of Lena.

Plot

At a movie theater, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby, and newcomer Lena finish watching a horror movie accompanied by Mrs. Beakley and Launchpad McQuack. While none of the kids were scared by it (sans Launchpad), each have their own opinions about the film; Huey dismisses underground monsters as an urban legend. Webby gets hysterical about Huey's disbelief towards the existence of subterranean creatures and claims that Duckburg has its own underground terrors: the Terra-firmians. To settle the debate, Lena convinces the two to check out the subway station nearby. While handling the kids and Launchpad, Mrs. Beakley notices their absence and quickly deduces Lena is behind it all.

As the three journey down the tunnel, Huey and Webby continue their argument on the real and the supernatural. Though he has encountered bizarre beings before, Huey refuses to accept even the possibility of Terra-firmians, and instead theorizes the movements underground to be from plate tectonics. The group stumble across an abandoned subway train, where they are ambushed by Beakley and the others.

Although irritated, Beakley instructs Launchpad to get the train started so they can get out of the tunnel while she and Lena detach the train cars that are trapped under rock; Launchpad, still traumatized, takes Dewey with him suspecting the latter to be a mole monster. Beakley then informs Lena that she will not let Lena continue seeing the kids.

Meanwhile, Huey and Webby's argument continues while Louie observes, however mysterious creatures begin to appear in the tunnel. At that moment, Launchpad gets the train running, but accidentally turns on the train's headlights. Due to brightness, Magica De Spell is exposed from Lena, who quickly turns away to hide her, and Dewey is blinded, which convinces Launchpad that Dewey is a mole monster. Launchpad pushes Dewey out of the driver car and starts the train, but the creatures hit it as it encounters a rock slide.

Beakley gets trapped and knocked out under a train car. Despite Magica's advice to leave the old woman, Lena uses her magic to lift the car and rescue Beakley. Dewey is able to convince Launchpad that he is not a monster, while the others are still inside the subway car, Huey is reluctant to leave the train car due to his fear of the unknown, but Webby assures him that they'll figure it out together, and he accompanies her and Louie out of the car.

The group reunites, but they are confronted by the creatures, who are confirmed to be the Terra-firmians. However, it turns out that the creatures are friendly, and they help create a passage to get the group to safety. As Magica questions her niece why she saved Beakley, Beakley apologizes to Lena and invites her back to the mansion; Lena claims this will get her closer to the McDucks.

Cast

Trivia

  • This episode is loosely based on the Uncle Scrooge comic "Land Beneath the Ground!" by Carl Barks, which was also adapted as the 1987 episode, "Earth Quack". Unlike the comic and the 1987 episode, however, Scrooge and Donald do not appear in this episode, nor does Gyro or Duckworth. The great games are only mentioned and not shown, and the story takes place in an abandoned subway tunnel and not under the Money Bin.
  • The Terra-firmians encountered by the group all share the same colors as Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby and Lena.
  • This is the second consecutively aired episode where Scrooge is absent.
  • This is the third consecutively aired episode where Donald Duck is absent.

Gallery


v - e - d
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Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesRaw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackBack to the Klondike and Superdoo!Silver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseLittle HelperDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeagleFlintheart GlomgoldDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Mark BeaksGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovCaptain PeghookPixiuDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDella DuckLenaToad Liu HaiAmunetSabafToth-RaFalcon Graves

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. Canard
Organizations
Junior Woodchucks
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcher
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage Theme
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris