Script- Episode 4
When The Hot
Narrator: Grappler arms were originally manipulators
that were attached to EPE crafts. At first,
it was the Chinese pirates that put the arm's abilities to new and devious
the Chinese transport carried dragonite from planet to planet, the pirates began to
attack their own craft
with surprising intensity. To the pirates of the era, arms
symbolized the strength of their ships and before long they
integrated the arms into
their attack methods. The Federation Space Forces became extremely irate with this
and began developing grappler arms of their own, bragging that they planned
to formally equip space forces fighters with
them in the near future. They would be
a force to be reckoned with. Because of the complicated manner in which space fighters
these grappler arms, space combat was clearly impossible without the aid of
powerful computers. The combination of grappler
amrs and potent computers savagly
pushed human physical and mental capacity to their limits and those that survived
were spoken of with respect. They were known as grapplers.
Horus: We have entered the same orbit as the asteroid.
Alright, I'm gonna take us it.
// The anchors attach to the asteroid.
Hilda: Okay guys, we're
// The dropshift detaches and heads into the asteroid.
Hot Ice Melts
Jim: Woah! Awesome!
Gene: So this is it.
That's it, the XGP15A2. A special ship. Built with the pirate's brains and the space
forces's technology. C'mon, let's
// She jumps to the hatch.
Gene: Oh hey. Wait a minute, don't leave us here.
Jim: Ah... Poor little
baby. I'll hold your hand if you want me to.
Gene: Lay off, will ya.
Melfina: The XGP...
Hilda: Melfina, come!
Melfina: I'm coming!
// They open the hatch and head inside.
Check it out! The controls are pretty unusual.
Hilda: Like I told you, this ship is pretty special.
what's that Hilda?
Hilda: It's an alarm claft.
Gene: You mean to tell me the pirates and the space forces worked
together to build this thing?
Hilda: The pirates couldn't have developed this ship on their own. They used money and
to get space forces to sign on.
Jim: But what in the world are you doing with a ship thats hidden in
a place like this?
Hilda: It's here because I swiped it from them.
Jim: Wow, I'm impressed. You managed to get
on the bad side of the pirates and the space forces.
Hilda: I owed em one.
// The countdown is started and after,
the ship is activated.
// A sound comes out of nowhere.
Gene: Hey what was that sound?
Good morning and good day to you. Ladies, and of course gentlemen.
Gene: Who are you?
Gilliam: I am myself.
But it is inappropriate for me to subjectivly define who I am. I'd take
means to test the veracity of any such definition.
And the restraints therefore have
been placed within me restricting such an act.
Gene: What the heck kind of answer
Gilliam: The only answer I have in regards to myself is that the name I have been granted is
And that I have been authorized with the maintanence of this vessel.
Jim: Hey, he's the ship's computer Gene.
Yeah? Well why didn't he say so?!
Gilliam: Incidently, just who might you two gentlemen be?
Hilda: They happen
to be the crew.
Gilliam: One moment please... Oh dear, there seems to be a problem. It appears there is nothing
this thats been recorded in my memory.
Hilda: Of course not, you've just recently been activated. Just start from now.
One moment please... It appears part of my personal service regulations file has been
deleted. Shall I attempt to recover
Hilda: No thats not necessary we are the crew. Obey the orders of the crew.
Gilliam: Understood. As it stands,
I have no authority to run a search on you.
Gene: This is really ticking me off! Just launch the stupid ship, Gilliam!
Do it right now!
Gilliam: Of course sir.
Gilliam: Oh my, and who might this be? Interesting.
Personell recording complete. However, currently I am unable to launch this vessel.
Gene: Say what?! Are you trying
to tell me you aren't the ship's navigational computer?
Gilliam: I support all operations of the XGP15A2 except matters
pertaining to piloting. They are
outside of my control.
Gene: Jim, whats wrong with this guy?
everything's done manually?
Gilliam: No, thats unlikely.
Hilda: Melfina will handle it.
Melfina: Did you say... You mean me?
Hilda: Thats right Melfina. She will assist you, Gilliam.
Is that so? Then it is understood.
Jim: What's understood?
Gilliam: That you are this ship's crew.
Ah... This is driving me insane.
Hilda: Gilliam, report the ship's status.
Gilliam: Navigation is possible but
all equipment is not on board.
Hilda: Just as long as you can fly.
Gilliam: Crew furnishings have not been loaded
and food stores are limited to 10 emergency
packs. Furthermore, the XGP15A2 has not yet been appointed a designation.
No name, huh?
Jim: How bout Genius James?
Gene: Give it a rest.
Hilda: The ship's name is...
This is Horus. Hilda, its the pirate ship. Distance, 6000.
Hilda: It can't be!
// On the pirate ship.
// On XGP.
Horus: Magnetic aberation in enemy ship's Tao field delayed detection. Its closing
Hilda: Alright Gene, I want you and the others to launch this ship.
Gene: But what about you?
Horus and I will intercept them.
Gene: Wouldn't it be better for all of us to go together?
Hilda: I don't want
the ship to be taken. Melfina knows how to pilot it. Do it.
Gene: C'mon, I felt like puking for hours.
Quit your whining.
// She leaves.
Gene: Erh... looks like I got no choice. Gilliam, prepare
Gilliam: Very well. Gene, please sit in the pilot's seat.
Melfina: Uh... And
what about me?
Gilliam: Over there Melfina.
// A hatch next to her opens.
Jim: I suppose I should sit
Gilliam: Thats fine, James.
Jim: Call me Jim.
Gene: Okay Gilliam, now what?
for Melfina to get ready. I'll display the control manual so please read it
while you're waiting.
Gene: Whats he
// A panel rises from the floor, where Melfina was.
Jim: What the heck kind of system is that?
You're guess is as good as mine.
// Hilda arrives at her ship.
Horus: I am unable to determine how the enemy
ship tracked us here.
Hilda: Some Tao spell. How are the engines?
Horus: Ether Drive Engine is active. Shall
I release the anchor?
Hilda: They're only after the XGP and Melfina. They won't do anything drastic. Ammunition?
Hilda: We'll attack from right here.
// The enemies head out and the battle begins. Meanwhile,
we see Melfina emerced in liquid.
Melfina: Connecting. Connecting. Connecting. Connecting. Connecting.
container opens, revealing her to Gene and Jim.
Melfina: Connection established. I'll activate the engines.
Hey, what the heck is going on here?
Jim: Awesome, she's linked up to the ship.
Gene: Well I think she's nuts
to get all wet at a time like this.
Melfina: Uh oh. The engines are sealed, we need to activate them now or they won't
Gene: Uh... where do I, uh?
Gilliam: The engine room please.
Jim: The engine room?
I'll show you the way.
Jim: Okay, I'll be right back.
// He follows a Gilliam bot there.
Man, this ship is a royal pain.
Gilliam: It only appears that way at first. You might think of it as it were still
Gene: Has it been flight tested?
Gilliam: The engine itself has been tested, but
there is no record of it being tested after
Gene: Ow... are you kidding me?
up all sensors.
Gilliam: This ship outside is hailing us. Shall I open the channel Gene?
Gene: Patch her through
Hilda: Gene, how much longer?
Gene: Don't ask me!
// A trio of pirate
fighters land on Horus.
Hilda: Just picked up a case of termites, hurry!
// In the engine room...
Oh. Man, these guys are uptight.
Gilliam: I'm told that its a space forces tradition.
// Meanwhile, the Old
Man and a group of pirates enter the dock room.
Old Man: Oh, so thats it. Let's go.
Gilliam: Warning, intruders have entered the dock.
Gene: Say what?
On the pirate ship.
Girl Pirate: Lock all guns on Horus. Once the XGP is secured, fire at will.
anchors and accelerate slowly. We'll rotate the asteroid and use it as a shield.
// It does so.
Blast you Hilda, trying to protect yourself with the asteroid! Seperate the Grappler
ship. Take us to the sun side of the
// The grappler ship detaches from the rest of the ship. Meanwhile, Gene fires at the pirates.
Old Man: Don't fire at random! Split up and attack
him from all sides!
// He closes the hatch.
Gene: Gilliam, how do I get that gate open?
I can open it by remote.
Gene: Open it!
// The hatch opens, sucking out most of the pirates.
Gene: Gilliam, hows it coming?
Gilliam: Startup preperations are complete.
Please start the engines with the ignition key.
Gene: Thats easy.
// He starts it.
Gilliam: Engines online.
Generators operational. Switching power over from sub circuits to main.
Jim: Oh! We're lifting up.
All systems green. Ether drive engine standing by.
Gene: Allright. We'll launch once that gate's open.
// The gate opens.
Gene: Okay then. Huh?
// The pirate ship blocks the gate.
What the heck?
Jim: Whats that gate doing pointed at the bad guys?
Old Man: Cut your engines. If at all possible
we want that ship undamaged.
Gene: Hilda! We're in trouble here.
Hilda: I'm a little busy right now. Release
// Horus detaches from the asteroid, but the grappler ship grabs on to it.
Hilda: Uh... blast it!
Pirate: We have you now, Hilda.
Gene: Gilliam?! Where are the weapons?
Gilliam: The grappler arms are operational,
but they have no weapons.
Gene: We're going out!
Jim: But we'll crash into them!
Gene: Its alright, I'll
think of something.
Gilliam: Please focus on the task at hand.
Gene: That's an order!
// The grappler
arms detach from the ship for use.
Old Man: They're going to use their grappler arms. It will damage the ship but we
choice. Fire all anchors!
Jim: Ah! Hurry Gene, hurry!
Gene: Oh no man!
// Suddenly, there's
a large explosion on the pirate ship.
Old Man: What the heck?!
Gene: What is that?
Melfina: I'm picking
up an object on sensors.
Gilliam: Its a thermonuclear missile or shell. Something of that nature.
Old Man: What
the heck happened?
Pirate: We're under attack sire! Thats... that's MacDougal's ship!
Old Man: Oh no, what is
// The rest of the pirate ship is destroyed.
Girl Pirate: But why are you
doing this MacDougal?
Hilda: What are you up to MacDougal?
Ron: Hey Hilda, its been a very long time.
They shoot at the asteroid.
Hilda: You'll destroy the XGP!
Ron: Thats the general idea.
You have double crossed us!
Ron: As of now our contract with you has ended. We're carrying out a new contract and thats
there is to it. And that contract is to wipe out the XGP.
Old Man: Erh.... Ah! At this rate we won't be able
to escape the star's gravity well!
Girl Pirate: Come back please hurry up!
Gene: Can you
see what's going on outside?
Gilliam: I'm not sure, but the dock cameras are still active.
// They turn on,
showing MacDougal's ship.
Gene: Ah... Hey wait, I know that ship.
// He has a flashback of his father's death
and sees MacDougal's ship there.
Gene: I can't believe it, MacDougal.
Ron: Alright, launch the Helsion Missile.
Alright! Helsion Missile!
Ron: This is my way of saying goodbye, Hot Ice Hilda. That name of yours has caused us plenty
// They shoot it at the asteroid, causing it to plunge into the star.
Man, you know brother thats totally a waste.
Ron: Its okay, we don't need the XGP. Remember, we're the ones with the
fastest ship in the
Harry: I meant Hilda. Didn't you tell me that she was really cute?
she's not your type. Alright, lets go back and report to our client.
// They leave, but the chaos continues...
A gravity catapult around Farfalas would put us too close to a flair. The ship would
Girl Pirate: I know
that. All engines max!
Old Man: Hilda and MacDougal you will pay for this you blasted outlaws.
Horus: We are
unable to escape from Farfalas's gravity.
Hilda: Gene do you hear me? Come in!
// Suddenly, the XGP tears its way out of the asteroid.
Old Man: Huh? Hmm...
The ship is now in the clear.
Melfina: Stabalizing attitude.
Gene: Once we're stabilized bring engines to full!
If you do it all at once the engines may not become stable.
Gene: Whats more important, the engines or the whole darn
Gilliam: Well then, feel free.
Gene: Let's rock!
// The XGP blasts off.
Girl Pirate: What
kind of ship is that?
Old Man: That ship has 4 Hansueng engines. Very well, prepare for close quarters combat. We'll
them with our grappler arms!
Hilda: Prepare the lander for launch. I'm going over.
Melfina: Engine output 81
percent. We've exceeded Farfalas's escape velocity.
Gene: Where's Horus?
Jim: Gene, the pirate ship, look! Ah!
Don't mess with me, losers!
// The XGP smashes through the pirate ship's grappler arm.
Old Man: Aaaahhhh!
Hilda, come in!
Hilda: Grab me!
// The pirate ship shoots an anchor at the XGP, hitting the lander.
Gene: Hilda, no! Hilda, are you okay?
Hilda: Blast, I can't make it, you'll have to save me!
Come save you?
Hilda: Hurry up!
Gene: Well, can we do it Melfina?
Melfina: If we decellerate we'll go
below escape velocity.
Gilliam: And we can't accelerate now due to that pirate ship. If you don't do something, we'll
into the star.
Jim: C'mon Gene, yank up that wire will ya?
Hilda: Wait, listen, don't cut that anchor yet. Sorry,
but I have to leave you Horus.
Horus: I understand. Goodbye Hilda.
// She heads out and grabs on to the wire.
Gene: Move on it, Hilda!
output 85... 86... 87...
Girl Pirate: Hilda!
// Hilda shoots at her.
Girl Pirate: Pa gu a sun fa Pa
gu a sun fa.
Hilda: Help Gene!
// Suddenly, the wire snaps.
Hilda and Girl Pirate: Ah!
I'm coming, hang in there!
Gilliam: You musn't, we'll just fall into Farfalas as well.
Jim: What about the ship's
Gilliam: The distance is too great.
Gene: Errh... Blast it!
Hilda: So there's nothing they can
really do. Huh?
Girl Pirate: I won't let your people survive. Pa gu a sun fa. Pa gu a sun fa. Pa gu a sun fa.
gu a sun fa. Pa gu a sun fa.
// Hilda grabs on to her.
Girl Pirate: What are you doing? Don't interfere!
Still read me Gene? Just remember, outlaws never go down easy, no matter what happens to
// They all fall
into the star.
Gilliam: We have just exited Farfalas's gravity well.
Gilliam: Gene, please
lay the course.
Gene: Before we do that, there's something I've decided on.
Gilliam: Yes? What is it, Gene?
I've decided to name the ship. I'm naming it the Outlaw Star!