Time Trackers: episode guide


Gadget 2008

Episode 01
NZ: ? (TV2)
Melbourne, Brisbane: September 22, 2008 (Seven)
Sydney, Adelaide, Perth: September 29, 2008 (Seven)
Written by Donna Malane
Directed by Thomas Robins

Wiremu, heroic captain of the time ship Chronos, attempts to save Troy's Gadget invention from deletion by a time virus. But who is the old man who mocks Troy as an amateur?

Round Spinning Thing 2088 PH

Episode 02
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Written by Donna Malane
Directed by Thomas Robins

Wiremu believes he has to follow the Council of the Future's orders, but Troy convinces the captain that they must first destroy Old Troy's latest time-virus. After they help Carmen the prehistoric cavegirl reinvent the wheel, she accidentally ends up on the ship!

Pendulum Swing Like A Pendulum Do

Episode 03
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Written by Donna Malane
Directed by Thomas Robins

Kevin and Stuart attempt to convince the eccentric Galileo Galilei to invent the pendulum clock, while Balls offers up his heart drive to jumpstart the ship. Can Balls survive the shock?

With: Igor Sas as Galileo

Gutenberg

Episode 04
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Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Thomas Robins

An armoured German knight takes a fancy to Carmen and decides that she will become his eighth wife. Stuart and Wiremu encourage Johannes Gutenberg to make a Wanted/Missing Persons poster for her, to help re-invent the printing press.

Da Vinci

Episode 05
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Aus: Friday, October 03, 2008
Written by Miranda Wilson
Directed by Thomas Robins

Wiremu and Troy convince Leonardo da Vinci to paint the smelly egg girl (Mona Lisa!) rather than his preferred Morning Rooster. Can Carmen reattach the Chronos to the wormhole before the boys have to travel back to the ship?

With: Angus Sampson as Leonardo da Vinci

The Pacemaker

Episode 06
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Written by ?
Directed by Danny Mulheron

Old Troy has attacked the Dults by sending a time virus to un-invent a key part of the Dult hardware. While the rest of the crew head to 1928 to get the pacemaker reinvented, a panicked Troy is forced to hotwire the Dults and K9 together in order to keep them working at all — with unexpected results!

Music Wars

Episode 07
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Written by Ron Elliot
Directed by Danny Mulheron

When Stuart explains the concept of kissing to a confused Carmen, she decides to try this strange practice out for herself — on Wiremu. Troy is jealous and deletes the moment, but Old Troy goes one step further.

Mad King George

Episode 08
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Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Thomas Robins

With the crew still annoyed at Troy for deleting Wiremu, it looks like he's solving this time virus alone. As he tries to get shoelaces reinvented in the court of Mad King George, Wiremu decides to settle things and get even with Troy.

Newton

Episode 09
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Written by Paula Boock
Directed by Thomas Robins

In attempting to help Sir Isaac Newton reinvent gravity, the crew knock him unconscious. Newton gets total amnesia, and when he accidentally turns up on the Chronos, he mistakes Troy for a much higher being!

With: Erroll Shand as Isaac Newton

Fire-Pop

Episode 10
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Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Danny Mulheron

Carmen's getting homesick and the crew want to take her back to pre-history. Troy re-sends the original wheel time-virus back again — but has it really been 'de-clawed'?

The Future

Episode 11
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Written by Doug MacLeod
Directed by Danny Mulheron

As the Chronos reaches 2088, Troy and Carmen are imprisoned by Frederik, the leader of the Council of the Future. Wi, appalled at his friends' treatment, reluctantly contacts Old Troy to help them escape.

Spilt Atoms

Episode 12
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Aus: Saturday, October 18, 2008
Written by Paula Boock
Directed by Danny Mulheron

Troy impersonates Ernest Rutherford in an exam, but when he discovers the outcome of Rutherford's later work, he refuses to continue. Old Troy comes clean: there's a great time-virus battle looming. Do they have a common enemy?

The Final Countdown

Episode 13 (f)
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Written by Donna Malane
Directed by Danny Mulheron

As doubts over Old Troy's honesty divide the crew, Wiremu forms a plan to save the time space continuum from destruction. But is their true enemy closer than they realise?