Ghost in the Machine
Ghost in the Machine
General Information
Original broadcast May 15, 2009
Series The Secret Saturdays
Season 1
Episode number 15
Overall episode number 15
Written by Mark Palmer
Directed by Scott Jeralds
Episode Guide
Previous episode The Underworld Bride
Next episode Something in the Water

Ghost in the Machine was the fifteenth episode of Season 1 of The Secret Saturdays. It is the fifteenth episode overall. It premiered on May 15, 2009.



When visited by the ghost of Doc's deceased mentor Dr. Basil Lancaster in the form of an EVP, the family goes to Honey Island Swamp to finish up some old business: a project to find the DNA of all the cryptids on Earth. While Doc and Drew go to finish the project, Zak, Fiskerton and Komodo explore the swamp. However, they end up causing every cryptid in the area (such as the Georgia Pigman, the Momo, the Green Goon, the Kinchafoonie Creep, the Bishopville Lizard Man, and the Honey Island Swamp Monster) to attack. After repelling the cryptids, Doc and Drew continue their work and Zak is kidnapped by scientists who were a part of a defunct-secret cold war government project to make cryptid super-soldiers. They merge him, Fiskerton, and Komodo into one cryptid before they can escape. The cryptids help the Saturdays defeat the scientists, in the process revealing that they are all in reality humans whose DNA have been merged with animal DNA by the scientists and escaped when Dr. Lancaster betrayed the other scientists and saved them, and Doc and Drew force them to cure the boys. Honoring Dr. Lancaster's final request, the cryptids and the Saturdays destroy all that remained of the project.


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  • In the reflection on the computer Doc's scar is not seen.
  • In the scene where Zak is knocked backwards because he couldn't use his powers on the Swamp Monster, he landed against a tree, but in the next scenes, the tree is gone, but Zak still sits in a similar position.


  • The title of the episode is probably based on the Japanese animated film and TV series "Ghost in The Shell."
    • It could also be based on an episode of the X-Files of the same name. In the episode, they showed voice recording splicing as the scientists did to lure the Saturdays.
v - e - d Episodes
Season 1
The Kur Stone: Part One | The Kur Stone: Part Two | The Vengeance of Hibagon | The Ice Caverns of Ellef Ringnes | Guess Who's Going To Be Dinner | The King of Kumari Kandam | Van Rook's Apprentice | Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit | The Owlman Feeds at Midnight | The Swarm At The Edge Of Space | Eterno | Black Monday | Cryptid vs. Cryptid | The Underworld Bride | Ghost in the Machine | Something in the Water | Target: Fiskerton | Once More the Nightmare Factory | Curse of the Stolen Tiger | The Kur Guardian | Food of the Giants | The Atlas Pin | Paris is Melting | Where Lies the Engulfer | Shadows of Lemuria | Kur Rising
Season 2
Kur: Part One | Kur: Part Two | The Thousand Eyes of Ahuizotl | Into the Mouth of Darkness | The Legion of Garuda | The Return of Tsul 'Kalu | The Unblinking Eye | Life in the Underground | And Your Enemies Closer | War of the Cryptids
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