|Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Pyramid of Darkness: The Further Adventures of G.I.Joe - Notes
Credits: written by Ron Friedman
Production Number: 600-37
Original Airdate: September 16, 1985
When Cobra forces, led by the Crimson Twins, seize control of G.I.Joe’s secret moon base and an ultra secret Moon Star warship, they begin a plan for world domination which seems invincible. Linking the Moon Star to earth by means of a series of secretly planted Relay Cubes, Cobra creates a Cone of Power beneath which no earth vehicle or machine can function. All is darkness and hopelessness until G.I.Joe learns the secret of the mysterious Cubes and launches a four-pronged attack on all Cobra strongholds, disconnecting the Cubes from their link to the Moon Star, and, ultimately, pursuing Cobra and the Crimson Twins to their lair in Enterprise City bringing them to justice. [Notes: There was neither a Moon Star warship nor a secret moon base in the miniseries; the Cone of Power was renamed as the Pyramid of Darkness]
* indicates the character was silent during the episode
During the USA Network airing, the DIC opening sequence was used.
|G.I.Joe: Flint, Lady Jaye, Snake Eyes, Shipwreck, Polly, Timber, Footloose*, Alpine, Bazooka,
Gung Ho, Roadblock, Grunt*, Joe Grunts, Mutt, Junkyard, Dusty, Breaker,
Scarlett, Duke, Steeler*, Clutch, Rock 'n' Roll, Cover Girl*, Barbecue*,
Ace, Wild Bill, Quick Kick [in error]
Guards, Tomax, Xamot, Cobra Commander, Cobra agents, Destro, Zartan, Buzzer,
Mauler, Dragonfly, SHARC, Slugger, VAMP Mark II
||Cobra: HISS, Trubble Bubble, Stinger, Rattler, Ferret
Zartan's identity on Space Station Delta, Sgt. Popper, may be a nod to
the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Below are the live-action sequence credits when Sgt. Slaughter introduced all of the episodes for the mini-series when it was airing in syndication:
Quick Kick was accidentally included at Joe headquarters moments before
and after the base was nearly destroyed, however, the "barefoot stranger"
did not appear until part three.
Rock 'n' Roll is seen at Joe headquarters and Space Station Delta.
Starring Sgt. Slaughter as himself
Written by: Jay Bacal and Tim Speidel
Directed by: Dan Lindau
Produced by: Lloyd Goldfine and Tim Speidel
Supervising Editor: John LaCause
Production Manager: Nel Lombardo
Shipwreck: First they ask me to fly, then they ask me to dive.
The minute they ask me to dance, I’m getting out of this outfit.
Polly: Put the pedal to the medal.
Lady Jaye: Flint, it looks like Destro is playing skyscraper-hide-and-seek.
Flint: We can’t let him shake us. That nickel-noggin bozo is
all the Cobra brass we’ve got.
Destro: (laughs) This is one bozo who won’t be got at all.
Time: 45 seconds
Cobra Commander: Superb! Your water robots have cleared the
area of interlopers, Tomax.
Tomax: Now all we need to do -
Xamot: - is wait -
Tomax and Xamot: - for Destro to join us.
Cobra Commander: Did you hear that, Destro? We’re expecting
Destro: I’ve only been waiting for your invitation, my dear
Cobra Commander. I shall now end this little game of fox and hounds by
outfoxing my pursuers.
Time: 30 seconds
Original: Shipwreck kicks in door to the chief engineer's office; flashlight scans the room; grabs the laser disc; Cobra agents walk into the room; Snake Eyes attacks them; Cobra Track Serpent chases Joes; squeaking brakes; Snake Eyes leaps off cart and changes the track; Space Station Delta exterior shot; fire-breathing Fatal Fluffy; Dusty splices communication lines; Dreadnoks and Fluffies fall to the ground; Dusty takes a dive; Lady Jaye and Flint run from crashing Skystrikers; Lady Jaye tosses a spear at Destro; Destro dodges the spear, rolls and fires a shot at them and a rocky cliff crumbles; they go under the surface in a hot mud bath; close-up of Destro laughing.
USA Network: Shipwreck explains that everything is on a laser disk; fight on the cart; laser shot by Destro; Flint and Lady Jaye run from the Skystrikers' crash (sequence presented out of order); Sgt. Slaughter narrates and the Joes speak during the clips whenever he stops.
Original: If the doorknob to your room is hot, then you should block the smoke
creeping under the door and find an alternate way out according to Barbecue.
||USA: Flint explains that you should face up to your own mistakes.