|Season 02, Episode 06|
|Air date||October 19, 1991|
Isle of Solar Energy
The Ark is the sixth episode in the second season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
The main characters featured in this episode are:
While the Planeteers are trying to stop Greedly and Dr. Blight's deforestating golf cart from turning the Indian rainforest into a golf park, an Indian community goes against the Planeteers' wishes, since Greedly paid them. That night, while the Planeteers and an Indian tiger tracker named Mohan, try to save the tigers, two of the tigers and the Planeteers and Mohan are taken out of nowhere. The Planeteers exchange greetings with a strange creature, a 70,000-year-old alien named Collector, and realize they are aboard an intergalactic menagerie on her spaceship, which she calls the "Space Ark ". The notice the place has many magnificent and extinct animals from several worlds including Earth. Among the extinct creatures present in the exhibits are the mammoth, mastodon, Shasta ground sloth, woolly rhino, saber-toothed tiger, giant monitor lizard Megalania, dodo, great auk, elephant bird, and passenger pigeon. But as the Planeteers get acquainted to the the place they soon realize they are not only visitors, but a collection.
Significant Moments and FactsEdit
*The mastodont featured in Collector's Ice Age exhibit is Platybelodon, commonly referred to as a 'shovel-tusker', which lived at at least 5 million B. C.. This indicates that Collector is actually at least 6 million years old. It is therefore surprising that her ship does not feature Telicomys (a capybara-like rodent about the size of a tapir; about 5 million B. C.).
*The 'elephant bird' that Linka points out has more the physique of the moa, another extinct giant flightless bird, from New Zealand. The elephant bird lived in Madagascar.
Gi: You must have incredible animals from hundreds of worlds!
Collector: Not as many as you think, Gi. Of all the miracles in the Universe, the rarest is life. That's why it's so precious to me. And even where life occurs, it is not always secure.
Wheeler (of Collector's Ice Age exhibit): Collector, this is way cool! Hey, you got any dinosaurs?
Collector: A few million years before my time. Wait a minute. How old do I look? I'm only 70,000, you know.
Gi: You don't look a day over 40,000.
Collector: Well, thanks, Gi.
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