Need a lift, sweetheart?!
  -- Flint (before rescuing Lady Jaye in a Cobra FANG)
Home Episode Summaries Season 1 The Pyramid of Darkness: Three Cubes to Darkness - Notes

Credits: written by Ron Friedman

Production Number: 600-39

Original Airdate: September 18, 1985

THE  PERSONNEL
G.I.Joe: Flint, Lady Jaye, Wild Bill, Joe grunts, Snake Eyes, Shipwreck, Timber, Polly, Airtight, Footloose, Roadblock, Alpine, Bazooka, Frostbite*, Mutt, Dusty, Duke*, Junkyard, Tollbooth Cobra: Destro, Cobra agents, Cobra Commander, Tomax, Xamot, Crimson Guards, Major Bludd, Snow Serpents, Zartan, Ripper, Torch, Buzzer, Storm Shadow
THE  GEAR
G.I.Joe: Mauler, Skystriker, Snow Cat, Bridgelayer, Polar Battle Bear Cobra: Trubble Bubbles
* indicates the character was silent during the episode

OBSERVATIONS
Credit was not given to Ron Friedman for writing ďThree Cubes to DarknessĒ in the USA version.

ERRORS
While Lady Jaye was ensnared by the tentacles from Destro's cube, she was incorrectly depicted as wearing her winter coat, an error that could have been avoided with a tighter close-up of her face.

USA  NETWORK  EDITS
I
Dialogue:
Shipwreck: No time to be shy, Snake.Move those feet!
Snake Eyes: (breakdances)
Satin: Unbelievable! Go, baby, go!
Snake Eyes: (continues to breakdance)
Colonel Slash: Címon! Címon!
Time: 28 seconds

II

Dialogue:
Snake Eyes: (finishes breakdancing)
Colonel Slash: Take Ďem!
Satin: One more time! Letís go! Get outta here!
Time: 13 seconds

III

Dialogue:
Major Bludd: Align the control cube and raise it into position. Two five five point seven vertical mark. Excellent. Now, secure it swiftly!
Time: 19 seconds

IV

Time: 8 seconds

V

Dialogue:
Alpine: Well, then youíll have to use the Alpine Taxi Service. Címon, get on my back.
Time: 11 seconds

EPISODE  REVIEW  &  PREVIEW
Review
Original: Space Station Delta; Fatal Fluffies; burning fuel bins at G.I.Joe headquarters; close-up of 3-D representation with viewscreen in background; Shipwreck stealing a laser disc; riding the second half of the homemade rail line; Skystrikers attack the cube, CLAWs shoot down two Joe planes; Destro shoots at a ledge; Lady Jaye and Flint fall into the pool of mud.

USA Network: the Joes are surrounded at Space Station Delta; Joe headquarters is attacked; 3-D model with Xamot on the side; Joes recover inside ruined headquarters; Snake Eyes and Shipwreck attack Cobra agents, steal a laser disc and then walk into the slums of Enterprise City; shot of US first season opening sequence; Skystriker straffing run to hit the cube at the Devil's Playground; Lady Jaye and Flint fall from ledge into mud; Destro laughs

Previews
Original: Flint catches Tomax; Xamot feels his brotherís hands while on the floor at Cobraís base; the USS Flagg moves through the fog; Xamot and Crimson Guards stand on the brig level; Satin dances with Joes and attacks the Cobras; Lady Jaye swims towards Destro; shot from the Baroness; Flint avoids an explosion; Lady Jaye sinks in the water; cube is activated; night falls on the city and Cobra Commander laughs.

USA Network: Alpine punches Xamot; Xamot blasts the lock on his brotherís cell on the USS Flagg; Colonel Slash breaks into Satinís room; Satin drives a van toward a fence; missiles destroy a Water Moccassin; Destro and the Baroness turn from one another to look elsewhere; a Skystriker is struck the energy beam from the cube underwater; Space Station Delta receives an energy beam from one of the cubes

LESSONS
Original: Torpedo teaches a inexperienced swimmer how to remain calm and tread water by thrusting his hands down into the water and moving his legs as if he is riding a bike.
USA: Leatherneck explains that you should use sunscreen if under the sun for extended periods of time.

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