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Firecracker - Title Card

Title Card for "Firecracker".

Summary: The countries of Quisto and Montenegro are close to all out war due to a recent attack on Quisto, apparently by Montenegran forces. The Centurions become involved due to the prospect of war threatening to involve the whole world. AceMax and Jake go to Quisto, while John and Rex go to Montenegro, where President Cordano tells them that it was impossible for his country to attack Quisto due to their defenses being run by the DEF-3000 computer. John recons a supposedly abandoned Montenegran base, but is attacked and captured, while Rex is abducted too. They find that they're now prisoners of Lady Fang, who's in charge of the DEF-3000 and wishes to start a war between both countries, from which she'll make a profit as an arms supplier. John and Rex are left to escape from Lady Fang's clutches, and the other Centurions beam to Montenegro in order to prevent a war from breaking out.

Science lesson: "Spiderwort Plant" by Jake.

Science Lesson Edit

Beamed to the outside of a power plant, Jake explains viewers that the power plant was a great contaminant until a little flowers indicated us. Those flowers are called Spiderwort Plants. Jake picks one to take them to a laboratory and show the results.

Back in Centrum's laboratory, Jake resumes the lesson explaining the flower's small filaments are called stamen hairs and they change their colors after two weeks of exposure to the contaminants. Zooming at a microscope we see the "clean" stamen hairs and their cells presents a natural blue color. But a few years ago they were pink colored because they were contaminated by Sulfur dioxide.

Jake concludes telling viewers that other toxic wastes and radiation change their color. This plant that grows everywhere is a valious tool we can utilize to protect the environment.

CuriositiesEdit

  • On the good side, this episode was the first appearance of Rex Charger and John Thunder.
  • As for the villains side, it was the only episode where Lady Fang made an appearance.
  • Like Count Dracula in Night on Terror Mountain, Lady Fang swears a revenge that will never come due to the series cancellation.

Foreign namesEdit

  • Operación Petardo (Operation Firecracker) - Spanish dub.