The Turtles are watching April's special report, live from the Army testing laboratory, on the first public display of a new "Super Laser", when suddenly, a bolt of lightning from an electrical storm overloads the Super Laser's computer, causing it to blast a hole into space and another dimension -- which enables a Robot to be transported into the laboratory. Thinking that it is some form of an alien monster the military tries to destroy it. The Robot is amused and fires a laser beam that melts their weapons. The same thing occurs when the scientists try to use their new Super Laser on their unknown visitor. After witnessing the above events, the Turtles are convinced that Shredder and Krang would love to get a hold of whatever that "thing" is.