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  • One paragraph plot summary : There's a show which the triplets love. Every time it's aired, they always watch it. They are a very big fan of it. Meanwhile, Scrooge McDuck has to get money which he loans to a person. But that someone couldn't pay that money to McDuck, instead, he gives McDuck his studio which the triplet's favourite show was made in. So, they all go to that studio and they meet with the star Major Courage. But McDuck wants to cancel the show, but the triplets don't want it. So, McDuck wants the spaceship to be real, so, he ask Gyro to create a spaceship as real as it can be. When it's finished, the triplets, Major Courage and Launchpad get on it. By accident, they launch it and left the earth. Major Courage still thinks that this is the show and they all didn't know that they really are in space, except for Launchpad. When the spaceship is about to crush into rocks, Launchpad controlled the spaceship and avoid it. Then they meet the aliens. While they are kept as prisoners, they try to escape from them. Major Courage gets away. McDuck wants him to go back and get the triplets. But Major Courage declined. Meanwhile, Launchpad and the triplets are trying to control the aliens' spaceship and take that spaceship which they come with. Finally, they all get home safely. After a few days, McDuck turned the studio into space museum and let Major Courage to sell candies for five years as his contract says.

    Episode 8 is a total space adventure. I love that there are some aliens on screen. Sadly, the aliens are just normal ones. I wanted to see more of them. I think they made them simple for kids. This is the kid show anyway. So, it'd be better if they are not scary. Anyway, this episode is kind of simple, but because it's a space adventure, I totally love it. I can't wait to see more of the DuckTales episodes.
  • TheLittleSongbird7 October 2018
    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