The Sky Is On Fire

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"The Sky Is On Fire"
Centurions episode
"The Sky Is On Fire" title screen
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 1
Written by Ted Pedersen
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The Sky Is On Fire is an episode of the Centurions animated television series originally aired on April 7th, 1986.[1]


The Centurions arrive at the Oceania Research Station to transport a powerful cryogenic freeze ray. Hacker and several Traumatizers sneak in to the facility. Thanks to help from Amber, who is disguised as the admiral's assistant Susan Smith, they steal the ray. Even with the help of Wild Weasel, Skyknight and Cruiser Hacker and Amber escape with the ray in submarines. Doc Terror launches a fleet of Strafers equipped with plasma warheads to ignite the Val Allen belt. The resulting magnetic storm knocks the aircraft carrying the Centurions into the ocean. They are saved when Skyvault beams Max Tidal Blast, and he is able to carry the wrecked plane to New York City. Terror issues an ultimatum that unless the world delivers a document of surrender to him within 12 hours he will not use the ray to save the world. The World Council vote to submit to Terror's plan, but it is delivered by Max on Terror's sky ship, disguised as the World Council president. When Terror learns Max's identity he drops Max out of the ship. Although the Centurions loose Terror, Max theorizes that can find Terror by calculating the perfect location for the ray to be fired, which Crystal calculates to be the mountains of Tibet. When the Centurions arrive they are greeted by Hacker and Terror, who take their wrist communicators and imprison them. Max uses wire from his bed springs to conduct lightning and knock down the door on their cell. The Centurions are able to get to a communications counsel and send off a signal to Skyvault just as they are discovered. Crystal sends them Cruiser, Skyknight and Fireforce. With the Centurions gaining the upper hand, Terror, Hacker and Amber escape in a secret tunnel and set the mountain to explode behind them. Escaping the explosion with the ray in hand, Ace uses Orbital Interceptor to fly into the belt and use the belt's energy to power the ray that puts out the fire. Jake celebrates by making his famous chili. Ace celebrates by doing an educational video on Saturn's rings.


Centurions Dominion Others
Jake Rockwell Hacker Admiral
Max Ray Amber World Council President
Ace McCloud Doc Terror
Crystal Kane Traumatizers
Lucy Strafers


  • "Uh oh, they are playing the old divide and conquer game, with four jokers in the deck." - Max Ray, annoyed with Hacker and Amber getting away.


  • Ace used the Skyknight and Orbital Interceptor Assault Weapons Systems.
  • Jake used the Wild Weasel and Fireforce Assault Weapons Systems.
  • Max used the Cruiser and Tidal Blast Assault Weapons Systems.
  • Shadow fired missiles.
  • Hacker displayed the ability to shoot energy blasts from his mace arm.
  • Doc Terror magnetized his arm to attract the Centurions wrist communications. He fired an energy blast from that arm and used the missile that comes with his toy.
  • Amber first displayed her ability as a master of disguise and carried a laser rifle.
  • Doc Terror's forces included Traumatizers and Strafers. Four Traumatizers operated from self-propelled surf boards. Some Strafers were equipped with plasma warheads to ignite the Van Allen belt.
  • Doc Terror had a base on a mountain in Tibet which had a tunnel leading a base in the Arctic.
  • Terror had a green airship with arms. Amber and Hacker utilized a two-person submarine that split in two.
  • The science lesson at the end of the episode was Ace in Orbital Interceptor telling the viewers about the rings of Saturn.




  1. "The Sky Is On Fire". Written by Ted Pederson. The Centurions. April 7th, 1986. No. 1, season 1.

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