The Telepathy Beam
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Production
Episode 3.09
Original Airdate September 15, 1988
Writer(s) Kimberly B. Morris
Chronology
Previous Episode Crystal Canyon (episode)
Next Episode Exile Isle
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The Telepathy Beam is an episode from the original series of ThunderCats. Written by Kimberly B. Morris, it originally aired on September 15, 1988.

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Vultureman's latest invention causes Cheetara's Sixth Sense to go haywire, allowing the Lunataks to proceed with their true sinister plan.

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With the help of the Lunataks, Vultureman constructs a device that he calls the Telepathy Beam inside Castle Plun-Darr. The machine emits a beam that can plant false images into Cheetara's sixth sense. Their aim of doing this is to disrupt and scatter the ThunderCats so that they can capture Panthro and force him to upgrade their fortress Sky-Tomb so that it could travel to New Thundera and the Lunataks could grab the Treasure of Thundera before the ThunderCats.

Vultureman's planted images send Cheetara and Lion-O on wild goose chases, first to the Berbil Village and then to the Treetop Kingdom of the Warrior Maidens. During this time, Alluro hypnotizes a Tricorn Elk with his Psych Club and uses the animal as bait to capture Panthro. The Lunatak then takes the mesmerized Panthro to Sky-Tomb where he begins work on upgrading it.

Vultureman then transmits images of Panthro in trouble on Hook Mountain, inside Castle Plun-Darr, and inside Mumm-Ra’s tomb. Not wanting to take any risks, the ThunderCats head to all three locations. Lion-O goes to Mumm-Ra's pyramid where Luna, Amok and the Ancient Spirits of Evil capture him. WilyKit and WilyKat head to Hook Mountain where they are frozen solid by Chilla. Tygra goes to Castle Plun-Darr where Red Eye easily entraps him.

At Cats Lair, Cheetara, having lost all confidence in herself, almost causes the Feliner to crash. Then after following Lynx-O's advise, she listens to her heart, ignores all the false visions and emits powerful energy beams from her body which destroy the Telepathy Beam and free the captured ThunderCats as well.

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  • Vultureman is the only Mutant to appear in this episode. Even though there are many scenes that take place inside Castle Plun-Darr, none of the other Mutants are anywhere to be seen.
  • Mumm-Ra does not appear in this episode but is hinted to be inside his sarcophagus when Luna, Amok and the Ancient Spirits of Evil capture Lion-O.
  • In this episode it is revealed that Cheetara also possesses telekinetic powers.
  • Some of the equipment that that ThunderCats built to explore New Thundera appear in this episode including the Anti-Gravity Boots and the Thermal Catsuits.

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