Western Animation: Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects
Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects
is the second TV movie
made for the Jonny Quest
series, following hot on the heels of the earlier Jonny's Golden Quest
. It aired on television in 1995, one year prior to the release of Jonny Quest: The Real Adventures
, making it, to date, the final program using the classic 1960's character designs of the original series.
The basic plot has Jonny's father Dr. Benton Quest called in by a nebulous group called Intelligence One to investigate strange weather phenomenon that is affecting the entire planet. It turns out that the Quests' old enemy Dr. Zin is behind it all, using a stealth satellite
to control the Earth's weather. Benton and his colleague Dr. Eve Belage
end up as captives aboard Zin's asteroid fortress after Zin tractor-beams the entire space station into it, and Jonny, Hadji, Race and Jessie (Race's daughter, introduced in the previous film) must rescue them. But first, they need to find Zin's asteroid, which is concealed by a cloaking device.
Now, you may be wondering, where are the cyber insects in the movie called Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects
? Oh, they're there, in a beside-the-point kind of way. Zin has a veritable army of genetically-engineered insect monsters, with which he plans to invade Earth after his weather machine is done softening it up. They serve the same role as basic thugs and actually aren't that threatening.
Throughout the film there is a running theme of Jonny needing to learn to cooperate with others, as he fails to heed others' advice and often charges headlong into dangerous situations without thinking.
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