If there was any disappointment with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles anniversary movie Turtles Forever, was the fact that the original 80s voice cast (Cam Clarke, Townsend Coleman, Barry Gordon, and Rob Paulsen) never got the chance to reprise their roles of the 80s turtles. Well,the one-hour episode "Wormquake!"(or the alternate title name: "Manhatten Project". WRITERS NOTE: Heh. I see what the writers or whomever named this title did there for longtime TMNT fans with that name callback from their third NES video game) would have fixed that small slight with all four actors briefly reprising their roles.
Well, a shocking thing happened today on Nickelodeon's website. The episode was uploaded (and you can view it for FREE here). Originally the episode was also available for download via iTunes (and were it was first noticed). Did Nick unload the episode for free due to the error? Well, this isn't the first time Nickelodeon has uploaded original new content on their site. The season two finale of the Legend of Korra premiered first online. However, that occurred due to Korra herself, Janet Varney sparking the motion for it to happen.
This episode? Little to no fanfare other than the TMNT fandom themselves noticing and passing it on to one another. So odds that they did this given the iTunes incident and decided just to air the episode for free on their site. Of course, you can wait two weeks for the one-hour episode to air on the actual channel. Though to have this opportunity now and plus have a triple dose of TMNT ("Of Rats and Men" aired on Nickelodeon earlier in the regular TMNT timeslot). How can a TMNT fan pass it up?
So rejoice TMNT fans!