''Jonny's Golden Quest'' was the first [[MadeForTVMovie TV movie]] made for the ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' series. It aired in 1993. It had a troubled development history. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen It had started life as a part of the second set of the Superstars 10]], it didn't actually get made until later after the Turner buyout. By this time it became obvious they had wanted to reboot the franchise following the end of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfJonnyQuest'', and this movie seems to be the one that came from it given that Jonny's mother is present ([[DroppedABridgeOnHim at least for a while]]).

If anything, the only continuation from this point is ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestVersusTheCyberInsects'' which came out two years later. As by the time the ''[[WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures Real Adventures]]'' came around the new writers had their own new idea of how to reboot the franchise that didn't fully align with this nor the previous two series.

Dr. Benton Quest and his wife, Dr. Rachel Quest, are investigating mutations which turn out to be caused by toxic runoff from the secret laboratory/lair of Benton's old enemy Dr. Zin, who is dying of an unspecified disease and trying to clone himself. Most of the clones turn out mutated and deformed mentally regressed monsters which Zin refers to as "Replicants." He has recently succeeded in creating a more or less perfect clone of himself however.

Zin's henchmen kidnap Benton and Rachel, and Jonny and Hadji along with Race stage a rescue, however Rachel dies when she and Zin fall into molten lava. Jonny and his father grieve. Later, a girl named Jessie Devlon arrives, insisting that her father, scientist Victor Devlon, is missing, and she wants the Quests help in locating him. They agree, but it turns out she's not Devlon's daughter, but Race's, and that Zin isn't dead (it was the perfect clone that fell into the lava), and is behind the entire thing. Jonny burns for vengeance despite Benton's urges not to.

!!Tropes used in this TV movie:

* {{Alchemy}}: Dr. Zin finds a means of turning lead into gold.
* AnAesop: Seeking revenge is bad.
* BadassLongcoat: Snipe wears one in his introductory scene.
* BaldOfEvil: Dr. Zin.
* {{Brainwashed}}: Averted. Hadji tries to hypnotize Snipe using the sparkly jewel from his turban, but it doesn't work.
* BroadStrokes: As a whole this new origin is it taking from the original show what it needed.
** Specifically the role of red head love interest for Jonny had changed again. While the previous series gave as Jessie Bradshaw, now we have Jessie Bannon, lost child of Race Bannon and Jade.
* ChaseScene: A few, one with a gigantic cherry picker crane.
* CloneDegeneration: The Replicants don't last for very long and eventually melt into puddles of slime, bones and all.
* CrusadingWidower: Averted almost entirely with Benton. Even when it turns out Zin is still alive, he doesn't want to be driven to violent acts to avenge Rachel.
* TheDragon: Snipe, the only Replicant who can talk and also isn't prone to melting.
* ExpendableClone: The first perfect clone of Zin is this. The Replicants (except for Snipe) also count.
* FacelessGoons: Zin's VolcanoLair is bristling with them.
* FakingTheDead: Zin can do this repeatedly thanks to having clones of himself. The Quests eventually get wise to his shenanigans, though.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: The sight of the Replicants melting is pretty horrific, and also Zin's robot kills Dr. Victor Devlon by burning him to ash with its laser.
* ForceFieldDoor: Benton and Rachel are held prisoner inside of a cage with bars made of energy.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Why Benton doesn't want his son to thirst for vengeance.
* {{Hologram}}: 3-DAC.
* ImMelting: Zin's Replicants tend to break down and melt into goop after a time due to unstable genetic structures.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: As usual none of the bad guys can hit anything.
* InCurableCoughOfDeath: Zin suffers from this and has to use a breathing machine.
* KillerRobot: Zin has one.
* LandDownunder: Where the climax takes place.
* LovesOnlyGold: Zin wants to use {{Alchemy}} to turn lead into gold.
* MadeForTVMovie
* SequelHook: The surviving clone.
* SuperVillainLair: Zin's secret lab inside an Australian water-treatment plant.
* VolcanoLair: Zin has one of these at the beginning.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Snipe just sort of disappears.
* WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The Replicants don't get much sympathy from the heroes and are routinely dispatched in a variety of gooey, violent ways.
* YellowPeril: Underplayed due to this being made in the 90's, but Zin nonetheless has visibly yellow-colored skin and looks and dresses like a racist caricature of a traditional Asian man.
* YouHaveFailedMe: A Replicant fails at a task and escapes. Later, when Zin is talking outside with Jezebel Jade, he lifts a silver cover to reveal the Replicant has been buried up to its neck in the dirt. Its eventual fate is unknown.