The BEST episodes of Jonny Quest (1986)

Every episode of Jonny Quest (1986) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Jonny Quest (1986)!

In this continuation of the original Jonny Quest series from the 60's, this 13-episode series aired in syndication as part of the Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera weekend cartoon package. The formula was basically the same as the original: Dr. Benton Quest and his long-time friend and aide "Race" Bannon, along with Quest's son Jonny and his friend Hadji Singh, investigate the upper threshold of science and the world of the paranormal, travelling the world and solving puzzles, locating hidden artifacts, battling evildoers such as the evil Dr. Zin, and escaping danger at every turn. The new series did some updating to the original: strong independent teenage girl Jessie Bradshaw was introduced in the fourth episode and became a member of the Quest team. The producers also added Hardrock, a stone-like warrior from deep beneath the Earth, who helped out the Quests. They also split the original Quest plane into two ships - Questor 2 attached to Questor 1 but could detach for 1-man missions as necessary.

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Nightmares of Steel
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8.00
6 votes

#1 - Nightmares of Steel

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/21/1986

A shiek is attacked by desert outlaws riding robotic camels that are impervious to harm and possess killer weaponry.

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Forty Fathoms into Yesterday
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8.00
3 votes

#2 - Forty Fathoms into Yesterday

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/12/1986

The Quest team go on a salvage operation to recover a World War II German submarine that mysteriously disappeared in 1945, but find a time machine on board that sweeps them back to 1945 and leave them no apparent way to return.

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Peril of the Reptilian
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7.67
6 votes

#3 - Peril of the Reptilian

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1986

A genetically engineered reptile man, built by the army as the "ultimate weapon," goes out of control and Dr. Quest and the team are called in to stop it.

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The Scourge of Skyborg
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7.50
4 votes

#4 - The Scourge of Skyborg

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/23/1986

A rivalry of sorts develops between Race and Dr. Quest when the latter builds a computer pilot and Race believes nothing can outfly a human. But during a test flight Race is kidnapped by a former rival from his past, a man badly injured and using robotics to replace his missing body parts (thus the name ""Skyborg""). Skyborg is out to steal Quest's computer guidance system on behalf of the foreign power that gave him his parts.

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Deadly Junket
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7.33
3 votes

#5 - Deadly Junket

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/5/1986

Dr. Zin returns, and kidnaps a rocket specialist to get his hands on Dr. Quest's current project. The specialist's daughter Jessie escapes and goes to the Quests for help.

Directors: Ray Patterson
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Vikong Lives
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7.33
3 votes

#6 - Vikong Lives

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/19/1986

The Quests uncover a frozen creature, an orange-furred Viking guardian ape that they name Vikong ('Viking' + 'King Kong'). The creature is friendly, but the local villagers and greedy land developers are not, and the Quests help protect the creature.

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Temple of Gloom
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7.33
3 votes

#7 - Temple of Gloom

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/7/1986

Delegates at a peace conference in India are plagued by hallucinations that set them against each other. Dr. Quest is called in to act as mediator while the others seek out Hadji's old mentor, only to find he's been kidnapped and his mental powers used to disrupt the conference.

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Secret of the Clay Warriors
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7.25
4 votes

#8 - Secret of the Clay Warriors

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/9/1986

The team travel to Tibet to investigate the disappearance of a scientist reputed to have fallen victim to clay warrior guardians angered by his disturbing their burial grounds.

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Skulduggery
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7.25
4 votes

#9 - Skulduggery

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/1/1987

Dr. Quest comes to a London museum to determine the origins of an ancient crystal skull, and runs afoul of a group of Druids intent on unleashing its mystic powers.

Directors: Ray Patterson
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The Monolith Man
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7.00
3 votes

#10 - The Monolith Man

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/2/1986

The Quest team investigates when an oil-drilling operation uncovers a passageway to the center of the Earth. They go through and meet Hardrock, a creature of living rock, who joins their team.

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Creeping Unknown
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7.00
3 votes

#11 - Creeping Unknown

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/14/1986

A plant creature is responsible for the disappearance of a number of people in a nearby woods, and the Quests must deal with it before it spreads. Unfortunately they discover that the creature converts its victims into similar plant-creatures and soon an army of the vegetoids starts marching forth.

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Aliens Among Us
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6.67
3 votes

#12 - Aliens Among Us

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/28/1986

A UFO attacks the site of Dr. Quest's current project, and Jonny and Hadji are kidnapped to force him to turn over his information. But Race and Quest suspect the aliens aren't all that they seem.

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Warlord of the Sky
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6.67
3 votes

#13 - Warlord of the Sky

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/16/1986

A mad scientist creates a cloud-vehicle that can intercept any plane - the Quests must stop him.

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