Astro B.O.Y.D.!is the sixth episode of Season 3 of DuckTales 2017. It features the 2017 Continuum's Huey Duck, Gyro Gearloose, B.O.Y.D., Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera, his superhero identity Gizmoduck, Launchpad McQuack, and, in their debuts, Doctor Akita, Inspector Tezuka and Bully Beagle. Doofus Drake and Mark Beaks make cameos in flashback form and what appears to be the 2017 version of Gyro's mother can be seen in a picture.
Huey Duck makes friends with B.O.Y.D. among the Junior Woodchucks, in time to catch him beginning to glitch and have flashbacks to his creation… Before he reverts to his original programming completely and wrecks the city, he is taken back to Tokyolk by Huey, Doctor Gearloose and Fenton to find the old lab of Gyro's mad-scientist mentor Doctor Akita, with whom Gyro originally built B.O.Y.D., then known as 2-B-O. However, between Gyro wanting to remove the threat from his past at all costs, the mistrustful Inspector Tezuka, and the resurfacing, vengeful Doctor Akita, it seems only Huey sees B.O.Y.D. as what he wants to be — “a definitely real boy”…
- In addition to the airdate, it can be inferred that the episode takes place in spring because the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
- B.O.Y.D.'s origins are expanded upon following his appearance in Happy Birthday, Doofus Drake (2019), with it being revealed that Mark Beaks did not actually create him at all (even from stolen schematics), instead finding him ready-made in a garbage bin.
- In the flashbacks, Gyro greatly resembles his Prime Universe self, as portrayed on the original DuckTales.
Behind the scenes Edit
The 6th episode of Season 3 of DuckTales 2017, Astro B.O.Y.D. was released on May the 2nd, 2020.