The New Adventures of Jonny Quest
The New Adventures of Jonny Quest is an American animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, and a continuation of the 1964–65 television series Jonny Quest. Debuting in 1986 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera's syndication package (it was the seventh and final Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the four and a half weekday/weekend morning line-up), this new series could be seen as the second season to a program that originally aired from 1964 to 1965 on ABC.
|The New Adventures of Jonny Quest|
by Doug Wildey
|Directed by||Ray Patterson (Supervising)|
Granville Van Dusen
|Theme music composer||Hoyt Curtin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||William Hanna|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|Original release||September 14, 1986 –|
March 1, 1987
|Preceded by||The Adventures of Jonny Quest|
|Followed by||Jonny's Golden Quest|
This series features Dr. Quest and his group as they go on new adventures while thwarting different bad guys like the mad scientist Dr. Zin. Some episodes had them gaining a stone man named Hardrock as their ally.
- Scott Menville as Jonny Quest
- Don Messick as Dr. Benton Quest, Bandit
- Rob Paulsen as Hadji
- Vic Perrin as Dr. Zin (3 episodes)
- Jeffrey Tambor as Hardrock (7 episodes)
- Granville Van Dusen as Race Bannon
- René Auberjonois as Mr. Peters in "Vikong Lives"
- Michael Bell as Dr. Phorbus in "Peril of the Reptilian"
- Candy Brown
- Howard Caine
- Roger C. Carmel
- Peter Cullen as Patch in "Peril of the Reptilian"
- Jennifer Darling
- Barry Dennen
- Richard Erdman
- Bernard Erhard
- Dick Gautier
- Ernest Harada
- Dorian Harewood
- Darryl Hickman
- Georgi Irene as Jessie Bradshaw in "Deadly Junket"
- Aron Kincaid
- Ruth Kobart
- Keye Luke
- Allan Lurie
- Scott McGowan
- Soon-Tek Oh
- Andre Stojka as Simon in "Peril of the Reptilian"
- George Takei as Chin in "Secret of the Clay Warriors"
- Les Tremayne as Sheik Abu Saddi in "Nightmare in Steel"
- B.J. Ward as CAP in "The Scourge of Skyborg"
- Frank Welker as Baksheesh in "Nightmare in Steel", Vikong in "Vikong Lives", Remy in "Vikong Lives"
- Stan Wojno
- Keone Young as Fake Elder in "Secret of the Clay Warriors"
Production and historyEdit
By the mid-1980s, the edited episodes of the original Jonny Quest series (each episode was missing about five minutes of footage edited for time constraints and content) were part of The Funtastic World's second season lineup, alongside Yogi's Treasure Hunt, Paw Paws and Galtar and the Golden Lance. Thirteen episodes were produced in 1986 to accompany the original in the Funtastic World programming block. These episodes were referred to simply as Jonny Quest on their title cards, and were noticeably less violent and more “kid-friendly” than the 1960s version.
This was followed by two television films, Jonny's Golden Quest in 1993 and Jonny Quest vs. The Cyber Insects in 1995, with Don Messick, Granville Van Dusen and Rob Paulsen voicing Dr. Quest, Race and Hadji. The 1980s Quest series introduced a new character named Hardrock, an ancient man made of stone. He did not return in any later versions of the program.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Peril of the Reptilian"||September 14, 1986|
|Mysterious attacks on military installations in the South Pacific leads Dr. Quest to the evil biochemist Dr. Phorbus and his henchmen Simon and Patch on an uncharted island. Dr. Phorbus has engineered prehistoric hybrid dinosaurs from the DNA harvested from dinosaur bones as well creating as mutant dinosaur-like "reptile-men" with help from the DNA harvested from human bones so that he can sell them to foreign powers.|
|2||"Nightmares of Steel"||September 21, 1986|
|Sheik Abu Saddi asks Dr. Quest for help in dealing with a group of vicious marauders called the Night Raiders. They alongside their leader Baksheesh have developed robot horses stolen from the sheik so that they can use them in their plot to kill the sheik.|
|3||"Aliens Among Us"||September 28, 1986|
|A matter transportation device invented by Dr. Quest is stolen by apparent aliens.|
|4||"Deadly Junket"||October 5, 1986|
|The famous Dr. Bradshaw's daughter asks the Quest party to help her find her father, kidnapped by Dr. Zin to work on an anti-missile system (this episode's storyline was cannibalised as a sub-plot for Jonny's Golden Quest).|
|5||"Forty Fathoms Into Yesterday"||October 12, 1986|
|After being thrown back into the year 1944, the Quests discover that a time machine discovered aboard a submarine is being used by a German scientist named Dr. Wolfgang Kruger. He and his henchman Hans plan to change the course of history.|
|6||"Vikong Lives"||October 19, 1986|
|While in the arctic, the Quests discover an ape-like creature frozen in the ice. Their financial backer Mr. Peters wants the creature for his own plans.|
|7||"The Monolith Man"||November 2, 1986|
|Dr. Benton Quest discovers a stone man named Hardrock in the underground ruins who becomes the target of Zartan and Scorpio. Afterwards, Hardrock joins the Quest team.|
|8||"Secret of the Clay Warriors"||November 9, 1986|
|The Quests receive a plea for help from an archaeologist friend named Dr. Yang. They arrive to help end the reign of terror by ghostly clay warriors led by Chin.|
|9||"Warlord of the Sky"||November 16, 1986|
|An evil scientist named Maximilian Dreaknought plans to rule the skies with an incredible flying craft called the Dreadnought.|
|10||"The Scourge of Skyborg"||November 23, 1986|
|Race tests a new computerized autopilot (CAP) and runs afoul of Skyborg. He was originally Race's old friend Judd Harmon who was turned into a cyborg following an accident. Now corrupted by his cybernetic implants, Skyborg pits Race against CAP in a battle to win the Quests freedom.|
|11||"Temple of Gloom"||December 7, 1986|
|Hadji's old teacher Rijiv is being forced by the evil Dibrana and her henchman Mook to disrupt a peace conference between India and another country.|
|12||"Creeping Unknown"||December 14, 1986|
|A monster made of plants terrorizes an area near a swamp. It is abducting people so that it and the scientist Mr. Trudge can turn people into plants with Mr. Trudge being an earlier experiment. The Quests learn of the plant monster and work to find a way to defeat it while rescuing the captives.|
|13||"Skullduggery"||March 1, 1987|
|Dr. Zin is behind a plan to use tokens of power to gain mastery over the world.|
On April 8, 2014, Warner Archive released Jonny Quest: The Complete Eighties Adventures on DVD in region 1 as part of their Hanna-Barbera Classics Collection. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.