|“The ninja have stowed away.”|
“Stay the course for the Golden Weapons. They must be getting help, we'll track down who's aiding them.”
|— General Cryptor and Pythor|
|Season 3, Episode 7|
|Air date||November 26, 2014 (US)|
|Written by||Dan & Kevin Hageman|
|Directed by||Jens Møller|
"The Titanium Ninja"
The ninja are stowed away in the engine section of the Arcturus as it flies through space. They make contact with Borg Tower and voice their concerns about their current predicament to Sensei Wu, Garmadon, Nya, and P.I.X.A.L. Wu discovers that there are space suits inside the ship, which will enable them to go outside and commandeer the ship. Zane goes out and tries to search them, due to being a Nindroid and therefore not needing oxygen. He, however, slips while hiding from General Cryptor and floats away from the ship, but uses his Ice powers to get back.
He finds the suits and gives them to the other ninja just as the rocket disengages its un-needed engines. However, when they climb toward the door leading to the cockpit they are attacked by Nindroids, who fire on them with laser guns. Following Jay's initiative of fighting back, and learning that their Spinjitzu does not work in zero-gravity, the others take some laser guns as well, so that they successfully repel the attack. Soon the Arcturus enters the comet (Delta V) through its tail and is battered by massive ice meteorites.
In New Ninjago City, the Overborg, Pythor, and multiple Nindroids bring the Overlord's capsule inside the Borg Tower. When Nya and others up in Borg's office realize that the villains are coming, they quickly escape with the equipment needed to keep in contact with the ninja. Meanwhile, the Nindroids enter the office and open the capsule, releasing the Overlord in a blackened form of the Golden Master. The Overborg attacks Wu, Garmadon, and Nya but they are saved by a Hovercopter controlled by P.I.X.A.L.'s central computer.
In space, the Arcturus rocket crashes on the comet's surface where the melted and fused forms of the Golden Weapons are located. General Cryptor discovers the Golden Weapons and warns his Nindroid minions to not touch them, as one discovers why. The hidden ninja discovers them too as Jay excitedly finds an extraterrestrial beetle, which he names Glowie. Unfortunately, said bugs eat anything metal—a fact that reaches them from Nya too late. While the Nindroids get away with the golden mass aboard their ROV, the ninja follows pursuit on their own while using the pursuing bugs against their robotic adversaries. The ninja eventually succeed in taking Cryptor's ignition key to the rocket, so that they cannot leave the comet with the Golden Weapons and take them to the Overlord.
However, their victory is short-lived when they find another bug swarm among the rocket—chewed up into pieces. Seeing this as well, Cryptor and the other surviving Nindroids use their built-in boosters to fly off the comet with their golden prize. Stranded on the surface with the insects, the ninja report to the others that they had failed, and are not coming back home.
- Cole - Kirby Morrow
- Cryptor - Richard Newman
- Garmadon - Mark Oliver
- Jay - Michael Adamthwaite
- Kai - Vincent Tong
- Lloyd Garmadon - Jillian Michaels
- Min-Droid - Michael Adamthwaite
- Nindroid Pilot - Paul Dobson
- Nya - Kelly Metzger
- P.I.X.A.L. - Jennifer Hayward
- Pythor P. Chumsworth - Michael Dobson
- The Overlord - Scott McNeil
- Wu - Paul Dobson
- Zane - Brent Miller
For the transcript of the episode, click here.
- This episode marks the first time the Golden Weapons were seen since "Wrong Place, Wrong Time," aside from the flashback from the previous episode.
- The Hageman Brothers almost did a season about aliens after Rebooted, and the Project Arcturus storyline was going to be setting this up.
- Zane stated that he did not need air to survive, despite Skalidor managing to cause him a shortness of breath when he choked him in "Can of Worms."
- The Museum Curator from the previous season and "The Curse of the Golden Master" is pictured in the book Nya uses to explain the astro parasites to the ninja.
- The ninja's space suits are based on the Spaceman from Minifigures Series 1.
- Tommy Andreasen didn't want the ninja to go to space stating that: "Space shouldn't exist in Ninjago."
- When Wu falls from the Borg Tower and is grabbed by Garmadon's hand, it is similar to the scene from "Enter the Digiverse" where Wu saved Garmadon.
- When Min-Droid sets a timer for 5:00 it briefly goes to 4:49 before returning to 4:59 when Zane looks at it.
- Fire needs oxygen to burn. However, Kai was somehow able to use his element, despite being in space.
- At one scene when Cole used Spinjitzu and drifted away from the ship, he has his mask off but it's back on the next scene.
For the gallery of the episode, click here.