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Episode 8 is the eighth episode of the first season of Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?


Dr. Belljar steals the North Star from Spain in 1519.

After a Data Boost at the time of the crime, Kevin and the time pilots get a visit from John Harrison, who draws on Kevin's face to demonstrate his method of finding longitude on a sea voyage. In 1735, Harrison has invented the chronometer, a type of clock that measures the time differences between different parts of the world. However, once the time pilots get to 1735, Dr. Belljar zaps their fact fuel, necessitating another Data Boost.

The Timenet Weather Report gives Kevin and the time pilots some clues relating to Amelia Earhart, which lead them to 1932. There, Dr. Belljar leads them on Global Pursuit in the 1930's.

After acquiring clues from Dr. Belljar related to GPS technology, the time pilots head for 1995 and reclaim the North Star.

Elena captures Dr. Belljar and Carmen.

Time Pilots[]

  • Elena Bonafacio
  • Michael Ballabona
  • Gabby Daniano

Sketches and Pit Stops[]

  • Cluefinder (John Harrison) - 1735 (the year he invented the chronometer, or sea clock)
  • The ACME Timenet Weather Report - 1932 (during the Great Depression; the year of Amelia Earhart's transatlantic flight)
  • VILE Villain Clue - 1995 (the year the handheld GPS came out)

History of Navigation and Exploration (Flight Plan)[]

  • 1995: The movie Waterworld premieres.
  • 1985: The wreckage of the Titanic is located.
  • 1932: Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
  • 1909: Robert E. Peary claims to have reached the North Pole.
  • 1806: Lewis and Clark explore the Louisiana Purchase territory.
  • 1778: Europeans first explore Hawaii.
  • 1735: John Harrison invents an accurate chronometer.
  • 1519: Magellan departs on the first voyage that would circle the globe.

Time of Trail Questions[]

Bold indicates correct answers.
Italics indicates the contestant's answers.
Underline indicates the contestant answered the question after time ran out.

  1. It's 1427. Which continent is shown on the first modern map?
    • Europe
    • North America
  2. It's 1611. Where is the first lighthouse with a revolving light?
    • France
    • England
  3. It's 1735. What does John Harrison's new chronometer measure?
    • Longitude
    • Altitude
  4. It's 1927. Who's first to fly solo from New York to Paris non-stop?
    • Earhart
    • Lindbergh
  5. It's 1949. What aircraft has its first commercial flights?
    • The jet
    • The Helicopter
  6. It's 1991. The global positioning system is used in which war?
    • Persian Gulf
    • Vietnam


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