3-D Struction is the third episode in the What's New Scooby Doo series.
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This episode starts out with Melbourne O'Reilly (a character who makes repeated appearances) and a team of folks, including Senior Luis Cepeda discovering dinosaur bones. When O'Reilly starts to take the bones of the Gigantasarous from their resting place, he is warned of a curse. Sure enough, a large dinosaur (the ghost of the dinosaur) appears on the scene.
Scooby and the gang are in route to Costa Rica to the opening of a museum, where the dinosaur's bones are on display. The gang is flying in a private jet courtesy of Daphne's uncle. Of course, Shaggy and Scooby love the airplane food. Once they arrive at the museum, they find the dinosaur exhibit is an extravagant affair. Daphne's uncle has arranged for a special V.I.P. tour, which is led by a foreign exchange student Heather Lane. They are shown lots of special exhibits, including moon rocks and large machine that dug rocks from the moons surface. They also get to tour an old mine under the museum, which has been abandoned for decades.
They also run into the dinosaur spirit, which is running amok. After some quick foot work, the gang escapes the rampaging dino. After meeting up with O'Reilly again, he takes them back into the mine to look for clues. While looking for the Gigantosarous, Shaggy finds gold. However, O'Reilly informs him that it is only iron pyrite (fools gold). After splitting up, Shaggy and Scooby run into you know who and are chased through the tunnels where they meet up with the rest of the gang.
Back out the museum, Velms starts putting clues together, including fake bones and others found along the way. She also discovers that Cepeda is an internationally known con-man. It eventually leds to Scooby and Shaggy becoming live bait for the dinosaur. Of course, Fred's trap doesn't work and the dinosaur gets away. By this point, Velma has it all figured out.
- The Monster: Gigantasarous
- The Villain: Heather Lane & Luis Cepeda
- Why: Lane and Cepeda are working together to scare people away because they have discovered a new deposit of gold in the old mine below the museum.
The two were using one of the moon excavating machines and disguising it as a dinosaur. They were using the museum sound and lighting systems to give the creature sound and other necessary effects.
Two characters appear in this episode that end up in other episodes and even some movies. The first is Melbourne O'Reilly an adventure. The other is J.J. Hakimoto a movie director.