The Best Episodes Directed by Don Mackinnon
#1 - Sunquake
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 46
Shiv Katall is stealing numerous high-tech devices; this seriously confuses Team Lightyear, since Buzz and Commander Nebula were the only ones to take on the guise of Shiv. Shiv turns out to be actually Buzz Lightyear; the EVIL Buzz Lightyear (...it only makes sense that he would've come up with the whole Shiv idea in HIS universe as well...). When Buzz (...the evil one...) flies too close to Capital Planet's sun for 42's scanners to detect his location, Mira and Buzz (...the good one...) fly down in Star Skimmers to try to find him. They discover that Buzz (...the evil one...) is working with Gravitina, setting up another device that can boost her psycho-gravimetric powers to such a degree that she can cause ""sun-quakes"" that can launch solar plasma-balls towards Capital Planet, Star Command Headquarters, and just about any planet whose solar system is nearby (...Tangea is mentioned as a possible target...). The first volley of plasma-balls are prevented from wiping out Star Comma
#2 - The Starthought
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 42
While Team Lightyear is conducting mock-combat training with Team Rocket (...headed by Rocket Crocket...), Crocket goads Mira into getting herself tagged. King Nova presents Mira with an invention of his, the Starthought; a small spacecraft guided by one's thoughts. Mira has doubts about it until she realizes that it'd really bother Crocket to see her zipping around in such a spiffy ship. While testing the Starthought, Mira runs into some tourists, who are actually Warp Darkmatter, along with one of Zurg's Brain Pods & a Grub, on a reconnaissance mission to scope out any new Star Command developments. Zurg sets up a fake raid on a Gulgarian mining outpost, in order to lure Mira, and the Starthought, into his clutches. After successfully losing the Starthought to Zurg (...success for Zurg, dismal failure for Mira...), Mira goes to Cosmo's Diner to sulk, but Team Lightyear & King Nova show up and convince Mira to go out and re-nab the Starthought back from Zurg. They sneak into Zurg
#3 - Tarzan and the Rough Rider
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 17
Tarzan and his jungle are visited by former President Teddy Roosevelt and, while on the hunt for animal specimens to study (which of course Tarzan heavily disapproves of), both are kidnapped by conspirators. In the process of escape, Tarzan teaches the President the importance of respecting nature.
#4 - Tarzan and the Silver Ape
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 19
The Professor learns about a spiritual silver ape that, supposedly, cures the injured of the jungle. Not believing this is a spiritual creature, he plans to study it more. But when Philander steals his notes and finds out about the ape, he plans to capture it.
#5 - Tarzan and the New Wave
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 25
A schooner is sinking and on board are Jane's friends Greenley, Eleanor, Hazel and Greenley's fiancé Henry. Eleanor and Hazel do not think Henry is very 'well rounded' and hope exposing him to Tarzan can toughen him up. Henry's bravery, resourcefulness and manliness are put to the test when the four are swept away into the jungle by a tidal wave caused by an earthquake.
#6 - Tarzan and the Poisoned River (1)
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 7
Tantor falls ill after drinking from the river and the Professor concludes the water must be contaminated. While Terk tends to the sick Tantor, Tarzan, Jane and the Professor begin a perilous journey upriver to find the source of the contamination. Things go from bad to worse when the three are captured by a tribe who accuse them of poisoning the river.
#7 - Tarzan and the Rift
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 12
Poachers arrive in the jungle and are setting traps everywhere, so Tarzan warns everyone to be careful. Meanwhile, Terk encourages Tantor to act on his attractions to a female elephant named Dania with a talent for singing. The first date goes well, and though everybody finds Dania perfectly charming, she herself gets off on the wrong foot with Terk. When Terk discovers Tantor would rather spend his time with Dania than her, she plans to break them up, but things don't go too well. Terk is caught in one of the poachers traps and put in a cage. Now Tantor must decide which is more important to him, his relationship with the difficult Dania, or saving his best friend from being apenapped.
#8 - Strange Invasion
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 12
While saving a tour shuttle from a star that's going nova, Team Lightyear crash lands in a desert on an unexplored alien planet named Roswell. Booster is separated from the others during the crash and crashes unnoticed and meets a little alien girl named Becky. The others however are seen by the military and taken to an army base and both Buzz and Mira are classified as invading aliens (since XR is a robot). Working together, the two of them along with Becky's father the sheriff must rescue the others and get Team Lightyear off the planet.
#9 - Mira's Wedding
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 15
Lord Angstrom gatecrashes Mira's anniversary party to inform that she is getting married tomorrow to Doppler. Team Lightyear is immediately suspicious about Angstrom's intentions of the ceremony, which turns out to be a divine plan to seize the throne of Tangea from Mira's father.
#10 - Stress Test
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 18
Buzz's co-workers believe that their leader is beginning to crack under the pressure of constantly being on guard against Zurg. They send him to a doctor who recommends vacation time. Buzz is sent to the relaxing planet Rizone for some R & R. However it seems Buzz was right as Zurg is preparing an attack on that exact planet.
#11 - Tarzan and the Lost Cub
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 3
When Jane finds a lost leopard cub in the jungle, Tarzan reluctantly puts aside his previous history with leopards and lets the cub stay. But when the cub inadvertently causes trouble, Jane realizes that the only solution is to find the cub's mother.
#12 - Tarzan and the Beast From Below
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 23
Terk gains an appreciation for Tantor's phobias when a velociraptor (loose from Pellucidar) scares her silly.
#13 - Super Nova
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 21
Mira ghosts into a Crystallic Fusion Generator Core and becomes a glowing, supercharged, power-speed-junkie. Mira's father warns Mira about how her race can fall prey to such temptation, but Mira has to find out on her own. Eventually, after she attempts to battle Zurg on her own, she realizes that her need for ""re-charging"" is getting worse and worse and is beginning to take control of her life, but she manages to overcome her ""energy addiction"".
#14 - The Plasma Monster
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 23
While escorting a dignitary's daughter for Star Command training, the team encounters a plasma monster who, in fact, is Plasma Boy, the girl's boyfriend. Things turn serious after a smitten Booster starts a fight with him.
#16 - A Zoo Out There
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 19
Chlorms (Epoch, Era, & Eon) kidnap Galactic Alliance senators for zoo exhibits. Team Lightyear gets nabbed, but Buzz attempts to rescue them. They all end up shipped to product testing due to a lack of co-operation. They escape and return to Star Command
#17 - The Taking of PC-7
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 13
Torque is taken to Penal Colony Seven by Booster and XR; he escapes from them and wrests control of the prison (with the aid of his many ""clones""). At the same time, the President of the Galactic Alliance is being given a tour of PC-7 and being shown its high-tech security system. The security system proves to have some ""bugs"" when it determines that all non-secure persons in PC-7 MUST be escaped prisoners, thus it attempts to capture and subdue not only Torque (and his ""clones""), but also the Galactic President, Booster, and XR. From orbit outside PC-7, Mira and Buzz attempt to help out, but the system interprets their actions as aid for the supposed ""prison break"" going on inside.
#18 - The Planet Destroyer
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 7
Zurg shows off his latest invention, capable of destroying planets at freewill, on Tradeworld. When the Galactic President refuses to negotiate with Zurg, he retaliates by destroying Tangea, Mira's home planet. However, Team Lightyear soon discovers that the deadly weapon isn't all what it seems to be.
#19 - Tarzan and the Fugitives
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 5
Two American deserters from the French Foreign Legion find themselves in the jungle and befriended by Tarzan.
#20 - XL
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 3
A rash of stolen technology leads Team Lightyear to discover that the proto-version of XR, XL, has been fixed up by Zurg and sent out to soup himself up and wreak revenge upon Star Command. When Buzz attempts to lure XL into a trap by using XR as ""bait"" Commander Nebula ends up kidnapped, instead.
#21 - Angel
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 30
Experiment #624 - Angel Experiment #624 has been activated by Gantu, and is used as a secret weapon to try to turn Stitch evil. But because Stitch is more advanced than #624, aka Angel, her evil song doesn't work on either him or 625. Her song does work, however, on the other 623 experiments, so she makes up an army of the experiments on the island. Meanwhile, Stitch tries to get Angel's affections, and Lilo experiences jealousy.
#22 - The Torque Armada
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 1
Zurg gives Torque the cloning device that mostly serves to define Torque's character. Team Lightyear has to deal with him. Episode pretty much just introduces us to Torque; pales in comparison to later episodes.
#23 - HunkaHunka
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 33
Experiment #323 - HunkaHunka Keoni is in love with Pleakley, and Lilo thinks Experiment #323 has been activated and is loose. So, they go after it, while it causes chaos and makes people all over the island fall in love with the first people they see.
#24 - Fibber
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 14
Experiment #032 - Fibber Pleakley's mother is badgering him about finding a wife, and has even found a perfect candidate on his home planet, so Lilo comes up with an idea: To tell his mom he is already engaged to a human. But Pleakley's family turn up on Earth, so Pleakley must put on a fake wedding, passing Nani as his bride-to-be. But Experiment #032 has turned up, Fibber, and will beep whenever someone is lying. So, as Pleakley tries to plan his fake wedding, Lilo and Stitch have to prevent Fibber from giving away the game.
#25 - Yin-Yang
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 9
Experiments #501 - Yin and #501 - Yang Experiments #501 and #502 are both activated at the same time, a water sprayer and a lava sprayer. Unfortunately, Lilo and Stitch are having some problems with each other, and soon decide to split apart, with Lilo teaming up with Pleakley, and Stitch teaming up with Jumba. Can the 2 capture the experiments without their partner?
#26 - The Oeder Games
Bob's Burgers Season 5 - Episode 21
With the threat of a rent increase on Ocean Avenue, Bob and the other tenants rebel! After approaching Mr. Fischoeder, the tenants find out that they will have to compete in order to convince him to keep their rents reasonable.
#27 - Phantasmo
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 2
Experiment #375 - Phantasmo Experiment #375 has been activated; a phantom-like experiment that can inhabit and animate inanimate objects. So when it gets loose in the family's house, it inhabits Lilo's toys and creates all sorts of mess, for which Stitch gets the blame. Can they catch the real culprit, or will Stitch be blamed for everything?
#28 - Yapper
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 8
Experiment #007 - Gigi Mertle has got a new dog; Gigi. Little does she know, it's really Experiment #007, a dog that can keep everyone in the neighbourhood awake with it's loud yapping. So, Lilo and Stitch must protect it from Gantu, but have to go to a dog show to do it.
#29 - Head Case
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 31
Answering a distress call, Team Lightyear discovers a ship under attack by Vulturans (a vaguely bird-like race, that XR recognizes as a race that tends to have a thing against robots). Team Lightyear fights them off...but in the battle, XR flies into a mad rage (gets a little ""blowie-uppy"") and ends up being seriously disassembled. When the LGMs fix him up, they discover signs of metal fatigue. Their report is sent to Commander Nebula, who accidentally spills coffee on the report, smudging the lettering and making it look like ""mental fatigue"". XR is sent off to the resort world of Mahamba 6 for a weekend pass, before having to take a psychiatric evaluation from Star Command's resident psychiatrist, Dr. Animus (...who resembles a native of Binpinardia...). While on Mahamba 6, XR is picked up by a taxi driver who turns out to be XL (...he sent XR a fake ""you have just won a free vacation!!""-flier to XR to lure him in...). XL kidnaps XR and steals his body. XL returns to Star Comm
#30 - Spike
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 2 - Episode 1
Experiment 319: SPIKE Lilo and co. set out to beat Myrtle and her family in the Ohana-Rama.
#32 - Bob and Deliver
Bob's Burgers Season 4 - Episode 7
Tina is delighted when Bob fills in as substitute home-economics teacher at school and creates a fully operational restaurant in the classroom. Unfortunately, some father-daughter friction develops. Meanwhile, the other Belcher kids take jobs at the school restaurant, leaving Linda to run the burger joint by herself.
#33 - Family Fracas
Bob's Burgers Season 3 - Episode 19
After the family car breaks down and ruins their plans for a movie night out, the Belchers find themselves competing on the TV game show "Family Fracas!" To the dismay of the program's host, they keep winning and coming back each night...that is until their lucky streak comes to a suspicious end.
#34 - Uncle Teddy
Bob's Burgers Season 4 - Episode 14
When Bob and Linda leave town for a romantic getaway (at a Burger Convention), they ask Teddy to babysit Tina, Gene and Louise. While the 'rents are away, Teddy is eager to earn the coveted title of "Uncle Teddy" and does so by putting Tina's crush in his rightful place after discovering that he was just using her for – gasp – free burgers! Hijinks ensue.
#35 - Lindapendent Woman
Bob's Burgers Season 3 - Episode 14
Linda thinks Bob doesn't appreciate her and quits the restaurant to work at a grocery store. In her absence, Bob tries - and fails - to run the place on his own and the kids are stuck in the middle of the marital mayhem. Meanwhile, things get romantic for Tina when she meets her potential soul mate while restocking the milk fridge.
#38 - The Millie-churian Candidate
Bob's Burgers Season 5 - Episode 12
Tina and Louise volunteer to run Jimmy, Jr.'s class president campaign in order to keep Millie from winning, and ruining the school. Meanwhile, Bob becomes obsessed with a knife after talking himself into buying it for $300.
#39 - Opposites Attract
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 2 - Episode 11
Comm. Nebula sends Team Lightyear to Mahambas 6 to investigate a gravity problem. It turns out to be Gravitina, making a distraction so she can see Buzz and ask him out. He, of course, refuses, and she's then convinced it's because of her head. To get even she zaps Buzz with a gun that makes HIS head huge, and since it's causing a problem at Star Command (he has a bit of a ""head problem"", if I may joke outrageously) he has to leave. Well, Buzz decided he didn't like these arrangements, so he went to confront Gravitina. Anyway, team Lightyear was there, they had tried the same thing before, it didn't work very well. Buzz Lightyear defeats Gravitina, his heads back to normal, everyone (except, possibly, Gravitina) lives happily ever after.
#40 - My Big Fat Greek Bob
Bob's Burgers Season 4 - Episode 4
Bob scores a temporary gig as a cook at an "underdog" frat house and discovers that he fits right in! Hijinks ensue as Bob and the rest of the fraternity brothers find themselves in the middle of a collegiate prank war that involves the house's most famous alumnus, Dr. Yap. Meanwhile, the kids are on a mission to invade the frat house and get in on the action.
#41 - Sliding Bobs
Bob's Burgers Season 6 - Episode 1
Bob notices that he has started to lose his hair. In a wave of nostalgia, Linda reminisces about Bob's mustache and how it made her fall for him years ago. Meanwhile, the kids tell their own versions of the story of how their parents met.
#42 - Nosy
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 25
Experiment #199 - Nosy Nani wants a job at Mr. Jameson's hotel, so she invites him and his son Keoni over for brunch to prove how much 'Aloha Hospitality' she has. Unforunately, Experiment #199 has been activated, and he seeks out enemy's secrets. However, a glitch in his programming has made him into nothing more than a gossip. So now Lilo and Stitch must stop him blurting out the family's secrets to Mr. Jameson and Keoni.
#43 - Ambergris
Bob's Burgers Season 4 - Episode 18
Gene, Louise, and Tina discover a seaweed-covered object at the beach that turns out to be a large hunk of Ambergris - an extremely valuable, but illegal, by-product of whale poop that is used in high-end perfumes. But Louise tries to cheat Gene and Tina out of the profit she hopes to make by selling the treasure on the black market. Meanwhile, Bob and Linda deal with their psychologically unstable landlord who is building them a new bathroom.
#44 - The Shape Stealer
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 33
Zurg's latest creation, Project X, a Lurker-like blanket thing that wraps over one and takes control of one, is sent to destroy Buzz Lightyear, etc... The shape stealer first takes over Buzz's next door neighbor, Mr. Hayman, and tries to kill Buzz with hedge clippers, then when Buzz has to fly off to TradeWorld to deal with Lardak Lurdak (a petty criminal), it takes over Ed the Courier and flies off to catch up with him. Once on TradeWorld, the shape stealer takes over a Vulturan, then some piggy-looking bystander, and then a bus driver, all of whom attempt to stab, shoot, or run over Buzz. When the bus crashes, the shape stealer is nowhere to be seen. When Team Lightyear return to Star Command, the shape stealer proves to've been just biding its time. It takes over a LGM (who tries to shoot Buzz), then Booster (who tries to beat up Buzz), and then it just takes over Buzz himself...but without showing any signs of having done so. When Nebula locks Buzz into Star Command's Combat
#45 - Devolutionaries
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 30
Warp Darkmatter goes to the distant planet of Binipinardia to nab a naturally occurring de-evolving gas, guarded for eons by the local Binipinardians (...who happened to take a coffee-break at exactly the wrong time...). When Team Lightyear arrive on Binipinardia, they find the locals to be missing, and the only critters that seem to be around are some semi-sentient lemur-like things. XR is marketing his comic book, breakfast cereal, and adventure series at the time, so when the rest of Team Lightyear go off to look for the missing Binipinardians, he stays behind to look after the ship and to test out some product marketing research on the lemur-like things. Shortly after discovering that Warp Darkmatter has set up a pumping station, to ship the gas to Zurg, the rest of Team Lightyear gets hit by the de-evolving gas; Mira becomes ameboid, Buzz becomes neandertalic, and Booster becomes ankylosaurus-ish. When he finds out what has happened to his comrades (...and that the native Bin
#46 - Rescue Mission
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 2 - Episode 4
Star Command receives a distress call, and the instructions on how to build a device that will teleport one to where the call is coming from. Buzz is sent; he is met by the insectoid Professor Samsa who informs him that his race's queen is in trouble, and that his entire race is also threatened by some large, powerful race that is attempting to wipe them out. The rest of Team Lightyear is sent to help w/ insect extermination at Cosmo's Diner. It turns out that the insects that are plaguing Cosmo's are the race that contacted Buzz (the device not only teleported Buzz, but also shrunk him). The biggest threat (and the major reason that Buzz is unable to contact Team Lightyear right away) is a Remote Disposal Unit that Cosmo is using to clean up the ""bugs"".
#47 - 42
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 2 - Episode 13
As an auto-piloted freighter is attempting to make a routine transport run, it is attacked by Valkyran raiders (â€¦the primary ones are named Brun, Sig, and Hildaâ€¦). The Valkyrans are an Amazonian race that has been around far longer than the Galactic Alliance. In attempting to battle the Valkyrans, Team Lightyear is stymied by the Valkyran ships' ability to phase out in a dimensional warp, thus rendering the ship unreachable. Planning for more raids by the Valkyrans, the LGMs whip up a system that can detect ships that are phased out via some sort of artificial intelligence kind've thing (Commander Nebula tries to explain it, and the LGMs offer little help in clearing things up; since Nebula obviously doesn't understand it himselfâ€¦). When using the phase detector thingie, Star Cruiser 42 is struck by a fairly massive energy jolt. This causes the experimental detector to unexpectedly grant the operating systems of 42 to become sentient (â€¦and female, to XR's delightâ€¦). XR is the on
#48 - Sample
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 34
Experiment #258 - Sample #258 is activated. #258 is a sound experiment, that records sounds and plays them back to people, like a sample. Meanwhile, Stitch is worried about getting his shots.
#49 - Bonnie And Clyde
Lilo & Stitch: The Series Season 1 - Episode 36
Experiments #149 - Bonnie and #150 Clyde Bonnie and Clyde, two stealing experiments, are activated at the same time and are stealing stuff all over the island. Lilo and Stitch decide to leave their room secretly after they are sent there after getting in trouble. They run into Bonnie and Clyde and the two experiments soon convince the two to do some not-so-nice things while the steal stuff. Will Lilo and Stitch get caught, or will Bonnie and Clyde?
#50 - Tarzan and the Gauntlet of Vengeance
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 34
Clayton's sister (or rather her valet, Hobson) kidnaps Jane, Tantor, Terk, and the Professor, placing each in a separate, deadly peril. She then injects Tarzan with a fatal poison (via blowdart) and informs him that the antidote lies far away on a distant mountain she's dubbed ""Clayton's Peak"". He, therefore, has a choice, she says -- to suffer as she had (and lose those he loves) or as Clayton had (and lose his own life).
#51 - Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor
The Legend of Tarzan Season 1 - Episode 35
This is a very interesting episode indeed. It starts off with this frustrated writer, named Ed, who needs to find inspiration. He happens across Dr. Philander's article about Tarzan possibly being a missing link. Ed then tracks down Philander in a run-down apartment building/flophouse, and Philander goes on to tell of his adventures in Africa, meeting Tarzan, exploring Pellucidar, being embarrassed by the photos of the baby baboon, etc. (I'm surprised though that he didn't go on to talk about how he'd captured Maghani, the Silver ape, and almost threw Tarzan overboard after he'd been injured.) Anyway, Ed finds Philander's story of Pellucidar a bit too unbelievable so he leaves. But a waitress convinces him to at least ""check it out"". After all, Philander's photo features a real guy in a real loincloth surrounded by real apes, doesn't it? Ed proceeds to sail to Africa, where he meets up with Hugo and Hooft, who recall their own adventures with Tarzan, escaping the wild animals and their French Foreign Legion Captain.
#52 - Tarzan and the British Invasion
The Legend of Tarzan Season 2 - Episode 1
Jane's friends, Eleanor, Greenley, and Hazel, thinking Jane is in trouble, come to rescue her. When they find her and everything is explained, they fret Jane has changed. So, to prove she hasn't, Jane takes them on a picnic in the jungle... where trouble ends up finding them.
#53 - Large Target
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Season 1 - Episode 48
Team Lightyear routinely busts some arms smugglers, who are working for Keno Kentrix (a Bathyosian night-club/casino owner on Mahambas 6, who is arranging some arms deals for Zurg...and who sounds a whole lot like Frank Sinatra...). After their successful mission, they co-incidentally set out for Mahambas 6 for some vacation-time. Due to a ban on robots in the casino, XR disguises himself as Booster in order to gamble; gamble he does, and pretty much cleans out the house, much to Keno's ire. Keno puts a bounty of 10,000,000 Uni-Bucks on Booster's head, which prompts Keno's bodyguards, Warp Darkmatter, Lardak Lurdak, a handful of Gargantian Militants, two Tangean Grounders, and a few other bounty hunters to try to gun down Booster. XR re-disguises himself as Booster and turns himself in. When Booster arrives to save XR, Keno (and all of the assorted riff-raff) decides to just wipe out the both of them. Piqued by the sound of gun-fire, Buzz steps in (with a triple sun-burnt Mira) t