The BEST Episodes of Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021
The Next Mutation was a live-action spin-off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Saban. The most famous (and most controversial) thing about this show was that it introduced a fifth mutant turtle called Venus de Milo, the TMNT's long lost sister. Set after the events of the three movies, it turns out there was five turtles originally, but after coming into contact with the mutagen they were separated; Donatello, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo were found by Splinter, Venus was found by a Shinobi master called Chung I. Chung I took Venus to China where he taught her the way of the Shinobi. Finally reunited after seventeen years, the turtles must face a new threat: The Dragon Lord, the brutal dictator of the notorious army of dragons known as The Rank.
#1 - Unchain My Heart (2)
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 13, 1998
Reasoning that since vampires drink human blood, they're a human problem, Raphael and the Turtles decide to go against the wishes of Venus and Splinter and return Vam Mi's heart. It's a great plan except for one thing - the vampires are bound and determined to destroy Venus!
#2 - The Staff of Bu-Ki
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 17, 1997
Dragon Lord steals the Staff of Buki and seeks out Venus to destroy her.
#3 - Meet Dr. Quease
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 14, 1997
One of Donatello's biggest idols in the world of science, Dr. Quease, is kidnapped by the dragons. When the others voice their concerns over battling fire-breathing dragons to bail out one wacky human scientist, Donny decides to go for it by himself, with or without the others.
#4 - Like Brothers
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 24, 1998
The continuing conflict between Raphael and Leonardo comes to a head - again. This time, however, Mike and Donny get dragged into it. As the argument rages on, the Turtles reflect on their past conflicts, and Raphael decides to move out for good.
#5 - Trusting Dr. Quease
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 11, 1998
(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) When Dragon Lord and Dr. Quease have an argument, Quease contacts Donatello because, in his mind, they are the two most brilliant creators on the planet and he thinks they should work together. Don is naturally suspicious, but can't resist the opportunity to collaborate with the great, though deranged, scientist.
#6 - Windfall
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 21, 1997
When Michaelangelo finds a winning lottery ticket, he figures his sewer days are over. But before he can even collect his winnings, the other Turtles have dreamt of a million ways to spend it! What they don't know is that the ticket was originally stolen by that slimy Silver character - and he wants his ticket back!
#7 - Sewer Crash
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 13, 1998
(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) As Don is scanning the Web for information, someone breaks into his computer and sends him a coded message - one that reprograms Don's brain! Now the Turtles' techno-savy teammate has been turned into a cyperpunk super thief!
#8 - Going Ape
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 27, 1998
(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) Raphael is enjoying one of his favorite past times (harassing crazed poacher Simon Bonesteel), when a platoon of Rank warriors decide to join the game. Still, evading one Bonehead and six dragons in an old Victorian house is no problem for Raph - until an escaped Gorilla shows up!
#9 - Enemy of my Enemy
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired May 14, 1998
(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) When the Turtles stumble upon a homeless man being attacked by dragons in Central Park, they are shocked. The crazed man they save is none other than their old nemesis, Oroku Sakai! What could the dragons want with him? And was Splinter's revenge worth the torture the once-great warrior has gone through?
#10 - The Guest
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 4, 1998
(Synopsis credited to Ninja Turtles.com) When Splinter's chess opponent is thrown out of his apartment, he moves in with the Turtles for a few days. It's bad enough that the reptilian roommates have to conceal their identities from the old blind man, but it's even harder putting up with the old fellow's idiosyncrasies!
#11 - Unchain My Heart (1)
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 6, 1998
While the Turtles are busy evading Bonesteel, an old enemy of Chung I's arrives in New York to destroy Chung I's former student, the Shinobi Shaman Mei Peih Chi, also known as Venus!
#12 - Unchain My Heart (3)
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 20, 1998
Bonesteel is sick and tired of the immortal blood-suckers getting in the way of his efforts to capture the Turtles. He and Vam Mi strike a deadly bargain - deadly for the Turtles that is!
#13 - East Meets West (2)
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 1997
Venus De Milo, the fifth Turtle, arrives in New York and introduces herself to her fellow Turtles. Then she reveals that she too was dropped into the toxic sludge at birth, but fell through another grate and ended up in Shanghai. She offers to teach the Turtles to maneuver into the Realm of Dreams to save Splinter.
#14 - East Meets West (3)
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 26, 1997
Venus leads the Turtles in meditation to enter the Dream Realm. There they find Splinter - as well as the Dragon Lord and his army!
#15 - Truce or Consequences
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 28, 1997
Mikey's ego is further inflated when Wick and the Rank start their own radio fan club. Furthermore, the dragons are tired of Dragon Lord's oppressive regime, and want to help the Turtles send him back into the mirror. Are they serious? Or is this just another one of the dragons' terrible tricks?
#16 - Silver and Gold
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 31, 1997
The Turtles come across a gangster ape, Silver, who is plotting to steal a gold repository.
#17 - East Meets West (5)
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 10, 1997
Donatello and Venus have very different ideas regarding how to neutralize the Serum of Invincibility. But if they don't solve the mystery of the magical mixture soon, they'll never be able to stop Dragon Lord and his invincible army from taking over the world!
#18 - East Meets West (1)
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1997
Dragon Lord captures Splinter while he is meditating. The Shinobi master Chung I sends his pupil to help the Turtles reclaim their master...
#19 - King Wick
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 23, 1998
When an alchemy accident gives the evil Wick telekinetic powers, he not only uses it over the Dragon Lord, but he puts the Ninja Turtles to the test, too!
#20 - The Good Dragon
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 12, 1998
When Venus' life is saved by one of the Dragon Lord's Rank warriors, the Turtles are forced to re-examine their views on dragons. Now the "good" dragon is trying to escape the Dragonian Spirit Seeker that is stalking him. Venus wants to help him, but Raphael still thinks that the only good dragon is a dead dragon.
#21 - All in the Family
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 24, 1997
While on an early-morning sewer jog, the Turtles discover a rare baby Turtle in the underground storage house of crazy poacher Simon Bonesteel. Bonesteel loves hunting rare animals for sport, and he intends to make giant, walking, talking Turtles an endangered species!
#22 - East Meets West (4)
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 3, 1997
The Turtles barely escaped with their shells intact the last time they were confronted by Dragon Lord and his Rank warriors. Can our heroes defeat them once the dragons heist the coveted Serum of Invincibility?
#23 - Mutant Reflections
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 6, 1998
The Turtles have a hard time sorting out who's who when their evil counterparts start popping up everywhere - and they all look like our lean, green, crime-fighting machines!
#24 - Unchain My Heart (4)
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 27, 1998
With the Turtles being held hostage by Bonesteel, it's up to Splinter and Venus to defeat the vampires once and for all. They'd better hurry though, because in an act of desperation, Vam Mi summons the ancient Prince of the First Blood - the Elemental Vampire!
#25 - Turtles' Night Out
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 7, 1997
Mikey comes up with a novel idea, an all-night rave for animal rights where everybody has to come dressed as their favorite beast.