despite global chemicals downsizing there mining operations in the gamma quadrant , i’m instructing agents of THE HANDS OF TARREN CAPEL .
ALINSON THE BREAD WITH NOUGHT TAKEN OUT 1005 WHOLEMEAL OF THIS THERE’S NO DOUGHT
A fix with the sontarons by Jason welch
In the western spiral arm of the milky way galaxy ,Battle cruiser VIGILANT comes out of hyperspace near planet Mars . On the battle bridge science officer magenta reports to CAPTAIN GAMMA, of a signal emanating from the third planet.
MAGENTA It is using our frequency AD AN OUTDATED prefix code and says [IT IS I LA CLAIR, THE FLASHING KNOBS NIGHTHAWK, COMMANDER STYKE OF THE 9TH BATTALION WAITING FOR PICK UP]
GAMMA we ‘ve been given correct intelligence and should set course for SOL 3,We might be in luck and can retrieve our comrade for the glory of the SONTARON EMPIRE. His knowledge will be invaluable in our fight against the ROBOT armada.
CLONEL LINKS entering earth orbit captain.
CAPTAIN GAMA standard orbit colonel and bring that capsule into the cargo bay when you’ve along side.
aFTER three days in earth orbit the capsule containing GEORGE PRAVDA, the alien stranded on earth for 75 years is picked up by PANGALACTIC battle cruiser VIGILANT.
The sontaran ship enters the teran system and tracks the small earth pod and then halls it into the cargo bay.
CAPTAIN GAMA steps out of his command bay and walks to the travel tube asking MAGENTA to accompany him to welcome there comrade back to the empire.
He twerls his swager stick when the travel tube deposite them into the bay and they stride out into the large hanger through storage rooms to a platform with the space pod CONTAINING the primitive human space capsule and commands the science team to give him a breafing.
CAPTAIN GAMA Are you ready to open the pod , or is there a danger of contamination.
MATENTA those puny humans couldn’t spike us admiral.
CAPTAIN GAMA And if they did it would be the worst for them
CAPTAIN GAMA then pull on the knob and crack this bag of bolts open JUGHEAD.
MAGENTA YOU PUT TO MUCH K Y JELLY IN YOUR HELMET
One of the science team clamps a microphone onto the side and hands it to the ADMIRAL. [HE CAN HERE YOU, WE KNOW HE’S AWAKE ]
CAPTAIN GAMA hello there commander Styke, are you alright after being down with the monkeys on earth. Come on out
From inside the capsule they here a high pitched voice saying [ I was about to start thrusters and use my DRUTHGO DE GUNGO UNIT before you came in , I had almost give up hope, can I depressurize and come out ]
CAPTAIN GAMA yes commander your primitive craft has checked out.
They here the clunk click of the MAGNETIC LOCKS DISENGAGE and George Pravda emerges from the pod.
GEORGE PRAVDA commander styke of the 9th battalion reporting Sir.
CAPTAIN GAMA welcome back commander I am captain Gama and this is SARGENT Magenta
That’s terrific and you can be assured that the yankies down there pose no threat to our empire. There not as we are, there thorax is underdeveloped.
CAPTAIN GAMA Sound general quarters magenta, and prepare to go to full speed.
We must get away before the humans track us, go paranoid again
This is so Admiral I have been with them for many years and they will use any possible reason to put fear into there own people.
CAPTAIN GAMA yes very primitive now let sergeant magenta take you to your launch bay and assign you to DELTA SQUADRON, WE MAKE the jump to signus alpha in 10 RELS.
COMMANDER STYKE before I go I want to show you this DOSSIER and send a message to CLANERIA X.
CAPTAIN GAMA WE MAKE A PASS on CLANERIA X as a scheduled commander, though we have to rendezvous with our battalion in ANDROMEDA.
COMMANDER STYKE They are not like us ADMIRAL, THEY are a primitive lot, THOUGH THE EARTH MEN WHO RECUED ME FEEL STRONGLY AND I MUST send there message.
CAPTAIN GAMA there is a war on commander you follow orders, promises to primitive tribes have no meaning and we don’t give in to them
They leave the cargo bay and take a travel tube to the fighter hanger.
The crew of ALPHA squadron are checking the fighters and refueling for patrol and magenta takes STYKE over to the wall at the back.
MAGENTA the admiral shall call the squad in very soon when we enter hyperdrive , now you haven’t used a recharge booth since your excile, though I’m pleased to say there have been some improvements and you’ll soon feel like a new Sontaron.
COMMANDER STYKE This I have been hoping for, and I’m pleased to be back with by battalion
A laud claxon sounds and ALPHA squadron leave there jobs and come over to the recharge booths. From the ships tanoy they are addressed by the Admiral
CAPTAIN GAMA All Crews prepare for hyperjump and get to your recharge stations now.
Styke steps into the booth and a probe enters the port in his neck
MAGENTA Enjoy our renewal Styke, I’ll start your flight training when we come out of hyperjump.
The recharge booth powers up and the energy waves hit Styke just as the massive engins of THE VIGILANT BOOM WHEN IT ENTERS HYPERDRIVE. He feels the healing energy revive him and remembers the long years away from his people.
VIGILANT comes out of hyperjump and a laud claxon sounds a return to normal space.
CAPTAIN GAMA ALPHA SQUAD prepare to blast out on your survey flight and gods speed to you all
Magenta enters the flight bay and comes over to commander Styke when he awakens out of recharge booth.
MAGENTA how do you feel Styke, fully refreshed I hope.
STYKE Much better, though I got used to a planet earth environment.
MAGENTA Marvelous now come with me over to your scout ship and we’ll start your training program
They walk over to the last of the ejection bays past ALPHA squad as one by one launch into space
MAGENTA here is your ship Styke, get the feel of her , the program is built in.
Styke climbs up enters the ship the then asks [did you send the humans message to the flower bed.
MAGENTA Yes commander , now I want you ready for our next assignment in the delta quadrant, there will be a mission briefing from the Admiral when we finish this routine patrol.
Out in space ALPHA squad fly through the near planets of Centarus.
On the forth planet a new watch is coming on shift at the flower bed.
PANSEY Wow look at this girls, we have a message from earth and the foundation, and its sent from the VIGILANT
ROSE JUST AS WE WHERE HOPeING GIRLS
BUTTERCUP after that coded message from earth, of the successful rescue of GEORGE PRAVDA, the stranded Sontaron worrior in MOSCOW.
SUNFLOWER LETS HAVE A LOOK PANSEY
The boys of the nuthutch send there love
And want to meet us if they can get to our system.
BUTTERCUP Oh shame the humans haven’t invented hyperspace travel we may never meet them, thou this photo of Rinski kosicov and his family in RUSSIA is very nice.
DAFFERDILE The vigilant is patrolling CENTARUS right now over head girls, lets hope the RUTONS don’t cross our borders and threaten our planet.
SUNFLOWER Captain Gama should honour his obligations now we have returned his lost comrade.
PANCEY yes good luck to him , should make the SONTARONS more friendly.
ROSEY Irish stew in the name of the law, keep monitoring while I take this picture to CACTUS, he will want to see the earth people.
Flying past the fourth planet of the system ALPHA squad patrol alert to enemy incursions from the ruton army.
COMMANDER WEDGE I’m picking up a large object on the edge of my scanner, ALPHA squad. [ delta formation lock and load ]
alpha SQUAD BOOST UP AND HEAD FOR THE LARGE SHIP ON THE EDGE OF centaurus. When they reach the ship they find a ruton WARBIRD
MARSHAL GONDALA You are violating SONTARON space, we order you to turn around and head back to the neutral zone.
The reply states [ we have been called into this zone to answer a distress call and have come under heavy attack from small unknown fighter patrol.It has left us without a main drive and we await a rescue and recovery ship from our system. ]
As ALPHA squad fly past
MARSHAL GONDOLA This will lead to heightened monitoring of the border area. Can you send us evidence and details of the fighters, we are in command here.
COMMANDER WEDGE Incoming craft marshal they look like the same attack fighters.
MARSHAL GONDOLA break ranks and fan out using defence pattern Delta and await my signal to engage.
Gondola signals the approaching fighter planes to stop and identify while ANOTHER FIGHTER COMPARES them with the replay sent by the stranded Ruton warbird he realizes they have recommenced the attack.
[ they are not responding to my hails , so engage and open fire]
ALPHA squad move in from different directions and are fired on . WEDGE thrusts into the ships at full speed firing at the lead ship which takes the blast on its wing and spins out of control. Others are successful and weave through the attack planes which turn quickly and pursue them towards the VIGILANT.
COMMANDER WEDGE This is Gondala we are under attack and heading your way VIGILANT. WE NEED ASSULT SQUADS SCRAMBLED and stand by for emergency landings.
On the bridge of the VIGILANT GAMA orders a tactical display on the main viewer.
CAPTAIN GAMA launch all fighters and engage the enemy before they reach us here.] He turns to the communications station[tell GONDOLA that help is coming and to get back here as quick as possible.]
On the flight deck the red alert sounds and Gamma squad scramble into there fighter craft and launch. Science officer magenta runs past the launch tubes and clambers up to STYKE [GEORGE PRAVDA] in his cockpit.
MAGENTA I have a fighter ready for you STYKE, YOUR SQUADRON has come under attack. Have you completed the training course.
STYKE I will fly out and help my comrades in a battle.] He jumps down and follows mAGENTA to another fighter.
MAGENTA follow the last of gamma squad and good luck.
STYKE I owe it to my earth comrades to defend this sector of space,
He boosts out the launch tubes into the cold black of space and takes a course to catch up with delta squad
[we are going in on full throttle straight through our comrades and firing at the enemy, see your tactical display]
He reaches formation at the back of them and they power up ,heading straight for the oncoming craft. As they come within visual range the stars are lit up with an explosion and they drive through there craft and fire on the six remaining invaders, sending them flying in evasive patturns , two taking direct hit s and exploding.
The others fan out and are pursued away from the mother ship, but are as fast as the SONTARONS and evade capture.
MARSHAL GONDOLA well done gamma for coming to our rescue, I’ll have to land and ask you to make a sweep of the area around CLANERIA X and check the RUTON WARBIRD.
COMMANDER STYKE follows the fighters towards the edge of ALPHA CENTARUS space and they stop pursuit of the attack craft.
Down on the planet pansey comes into the monitoring station with the report from earth of JUGHEAD tv beamed to them from a satellite in CHELMSFORD.
PANCEY Cactus has stuck a picture of THE FOUNDATION TEAM on his wall and we have the pilot from PANARAMA CHEMICALS beamed to us.
BUTERCUP yes and I think the TRAFALGAR GANG did well against the grammer school at cricket yesterday.
DAFADILE Incoming message from the SONTARONS girls
MARSHAL FRANSISCO address’s the girls of the flower bed on CLANERIA x
[This is MARSHAL FRANSISCO of delta squad. Have there been any attacks on your planet]
PANCEY walks directly to her monitoring station in the brightly lit control room [we where wondering how you are and the crew of the VIGILANT. Those unknown fighters did not attack us and to be honest it should make those rutons think twice before coming near our sector.
Delta squad have entered a high orbit around CLANERIA X.
Commander styke THAT’S A RELEAF GIRLS my friends back on earth would be upset, they wanted me to tell you how one day meeting you keeps there motivation for the space race.
BUTTERCUP yes well it’s you that all the fuss is about STYKE or should we call you by your earth name of GEORGE PRAVDA. It’s lucky we have you to protect us but we know nothing of the invading space craft.
Delta squad flys into the landing bay and STYKE CLAMBERS DOWN and joins his comrades. Science officer MAGENTA comes striding onto the flight deck and over to ALPHA SQUAD.
MAGENTA Well done for defending yourselves and the VIGILANT you will all recive commendations from the captain. GONDALA, and WEDGE to come with me for to the briefing room and you STYKE the rest of you check your fighters and recharge your power.
They enter the travel tube and are whisked to a large briefing room takeing there places around a table
MAGENTA well done to GONDALAand FRANSISCO and your worriors, for defending ALPHA CENTORI from an attack by hostile ROBOTS.
FRANSISCO I’ve never seen there design before CAPTAIN.
GAMA There have been two other incursions into our empire, and high command have no information
Back down on CLANERIA X GRANT TRAYNOR HE GETS A CALL from traffic control of events THEN flips his communicator and calls the LEGUMA up in Geostationary orbit.
SCIENCE OFFICER BRUNSTON we are lucky that the planet shielded the LEGUMA
GRANT TRAYNOR Yes AND this I did not need as I return for re-election the people will panic if they think they could be invaded by aliens.
SCIENCE OFFICER BRUNSTON I’m coming down with the cargo in a shuttle
PRESIDENT TRAYNOR yes you do that I WANT TO GET THAT EQUIPMENT INSTALLED AT THE PINK PELICAN for tonight.
minutes the elevator desends to ground level and TRAYNOR walks out the front entrance and walks along the jetty of the harbour to his waiting ground car.
JIM where to first boss, the club.
PRESIDENT TRAYNOR first a stop off at air traffic control to check incoming flight manifests and then over to the PINK PELICAN.
They drive into the mid afternoon traffic and point the car towards the far side of frontios, capital city of CLANERIA X.
BRAD Nothing much has changed since you left boss though we have had some space battles around the Centarus system, encase you haven’t seen the news broadcasts.
They leave the highway and turn into FRONTIOS space port, AND INTO A PARKING SPACE.
The smell of rocket fuel is pugiant in the atmosphere as they enter the glass fronted lobby and walk over the maroon carpet to the lift. They reach the top floor and enter air trafic control where a team is monitoring the stratosphere and planetary activity.
TRAYNOR hello girls have you missed me.
His two assistant enter the hexagonal comand center while Traynor walks down and flops into his central chair.
TRAYNOR report status buttercup
BUTTERCUP The sontarons of THE VIGILANT have arrived for there survey and they encountered a large group of attack fighters and a stranded ruton warbird.
TRAYNOR lucky we had THE SONTARONS to protect us, I’ll have to sent my thanks to the high command, WITH A WELCOME PACK AND GOODY BAG.
HYACYNTH well realy Steven, we don’t want a bunch of greesy cloned soldiers on our planet , what would our customers say.
TYLIP yes this is CLANERIA X PLANET OF THE TASTLESS PLEASURES,first THE TRADING COMMITTEE WILL COMPLAIN AND THEY ALL LOOK TO YOU AS PRESIDENT.
TRYANOR I don’t like out spiral arm of the galaxy thretened by unknown forses ,any more than you, but play this down to the news agencies to stop the people panicing .
jim THAT’S RIGHT BOSS sylvester snigley’s the librals are chomping at the bit to WIN THE ELECTION, and your trade negotiations have left us open to ridicule
He steps out of the command chair and up to the lift [alright then lads it’s over to the PINK PELICAN untill the shuttle arrives and then I might go back up to the ship. ]
BRAD leaving us so soon boss , are you not staying to enjoy the cargo.
PANCEY They LEGUMA shuttle has just penetrated out atmosphere commander and will touch down right outside.
By the time they make it down to the space port the shuttle craft has touched down and taxied to the palatial parking booth. Officer brunson climbs down and greets them.
BRUSTON greetings steven, I trust you have enjoyed your shore leave.
TRAYNOR so far brunston, and it seams I my have to cut it short what with the battle near our orbit. I see you have opened the cargo bay doors so lets unpack and put it in the boot and then over to the club.
JIM we might reach it by opening time
The car leaves the highway and then towards the suburbs of central city and jim parks outside the rum and sugar disco.
GRANT TYRAYNOR jim you and brunstan start unloading the TOTAL SENCORY EMERSION DEVISES and I’ll meet you inside the bar.
JIM BOSS I THINK YOU SHOULD TUNE IN TO CH12, for a news report. THE NEWS CHANNEL has just given a full account.
THE tv SHOWS news footage of the delta squad defending the pangalactic starship VIGILANT from attacking space ships ending with a phone in from frightened and hyperactive citizens.
TRAYNOR calls his men into his office [ no time to install the new equipment lads what am I to do, the planets in an uproar and they may oust me for silvester snigley my political rival who is hungry for power]
SCIENCE OFFICER BRUNSTAN How about a press conference to reassure the people the planet is in safe hands
JIM year the SYLVESTER SNIGLEY say’s we are about to be invaded by aliens and it’s panic stations on
TRAYNOR then I’ll go and see the SONTARONS on there battlecruyiser, and reassure them that I’m still there numero uno honcho, hey I’ll take a camera crew from channel 12
SCIENCE OFFICER BRUNSTAN do you think that’s wise Sir
TRAYNOR, yeah I’ll be there hero one more time before I let theSNIGLEYS liberals do the half baked hermogeny then I can retire. Signal the BUGAL we are coming up and were docking
JIM THAT’S RIGHT i’ll be your publicity consultant during the emergency boss, and you’ll win the election with a land slide victory one more time
ThE SHUTTLE GLIDES INTO the large fighter bay of the VIGILANT AND THE BACK GANTRY opens where they are greeted by SONTARONS
COMMANDER STYKE greetings president traynor, follow me to the breafing room
There are many SONTARONS on the flight deck, as they walk to the travel tube, some in recharge bays.
[YOU MUST BE READY FOR HYPERJUMP IN ONE HOUR]
TRAYNOR I want a meeting with captain gamma immediately
CAPTAIN GAMMA come in TRAYNOR these are my officers, but you arrive at a very buisy time.
TRAYNOR i need to know how you are going to defend this area of space and CLANERIA X I WAS SHOCKED TO THE CORE as i watched on the news my planet came near to invasion .well done for winning but my people will be panicing.
COMMANDER STYKE typical humanoids they get hysterical over anything, i should know
TRAYNOR oh yeah hows that then
COMMANDER STYKE as i’ve just finnished an inforsed exile on planet earth the third planet of Were hysteria is a way of life
CAPTAIN GAMMA yes than you STYKE, we picked him up from the orbit of SOL 3 before coming to ALPHA CENTORY, CARRY ON MAGENTA
MAGENTA i’ve anelised the space ships and they come from a near system, , they are used as workers for the humanoids of GOLGAFRINGEN, WITH whoME we have a non aggression pact with.
TRAYNOR yes they serve drinks and are very polite and obliging, and the government won’t want you arriving with your battlecruiser. How about i take the LEGUMA , with a small crew and go and ask COMMANDER uVANOV in the central city of KALDOR on the QT, thus saving galactic peace treaties
CAPTAIN GAMMA we hyperjump very soon and i was going to contact them AND DEMAND AN EXPLANATION
TRAYNOR let me do it captain, i’m more friendly and i’ll take some of your worriors , it will be good for them, what do you say Styke you worked with humans , you can join me.
COMMANDER STYKE Yes alright it’s agreed, bring the LEGUMA in for docking onto the VIGILANT and i’ll send you on ahead to golGAFRINGEN
The pan galactic starship VIGILANT warps out of hyperspace near the rim of the system and the cruiser LEGUMA undocks and flys towards the planet golgafrigen. ON BOARD IS GAMMA, AND STYKE FOR THE SONTARONS HAVE STATIONED THEMSELVES EITHER SIDE OF TRAYNORS COMMAND CHAIR
GRANT TRAYNOR phil can you get UVANOV on the blower and say we need a chin wag on the QT, he know’s where
ON THE MAIN SCREEN A HUMAN FIGURE APEARES
UVANOV Yes grant you liked the TOTAL SENSORY EMOLSION DEVISES THEN
GRANT TRAYNOR yes THE BEST BATH I’VE HASD IN LIGHT YEARS MATE, I’VE a bit of a crisis so lets keep this a private
UVANOFF Alright you can come down and I’ll meet you at the bar KALDOR CITY
AT THE BAR V 31 IS SERVING DRINKS WHEN TRAYNOR AND CAPTAIN GAMMA ARRIVE UVANOV BECONS THEM OVER TO AN ALCOVE SEAT
UVANOV What’s the trouble Grant I’ve got a sennet sub committee meeting in 20 minutes, and the ball and chain is waiting at home with the kids.
TRAYNOR Some of your robots have attacked ALL STARSHIPS IN CENTAURUS and CLANERIA X was saved by these SONTARONS
CAPTAIN GAMMA THAT’S RIGHT AND THE DESIGN IS LIKE YOUR SERVING ANDROID HERE
UVANOV my vox class robots like v12 here ARE ARE SERVITERS , AND NEVER STRAY FROM THERE ASSIGNED TASKS
V12 THAT IS CORRECT UVANOFF
UVANOFF ALL VOX CLASS ROBOTS ARE FITTED WITH FAILSAFE CUT OUTS AND THEY NEVER LEAVE THIS STAR SYSTEM
V12 That’s right but if you try and shut me off I’ll
UVANOV Yes we know don’t get your spark plug wet I BELIVE YOU, though if they had left and built fighter ships without my permission I would know about it I’ll call lago my engineer
LAGO ENTERS , SAYING [ MY ROBOTS PULL THE OTHER ONE, THOUGH WAIT, THERE WAS ONE TIME ON A SAND MINE , THEY WHERE REPROGRAMMED BY A SIMPOTHISER NAMED TARON CAPEL, SOME YEARS BACK.
Traynor look mate at the moment we’ll need anything you can come up with
LAGO OVER THE YEARS I’VE RESURCHED AND FOUND THE ANTIDOTE TO THE TARONIST REBELS I’LL GIVE YOU A COPY OF THE ALL YOU DO IS BROADCAST IT.
CAPTAIN GAMMA They are clearly your VOX ROBOTS I can see that and so can you,
UVANOV same design yes that is for sure, but as head of the ruling council I can tell you that all vox robots are accounted for, they are not in our manifest.
LAGO And the raw materials are very rare elements and are collected on storm mines out in the dessert regions, there cargos checked by central office.
TRAYNOR WELL the leased you can do is show us around we’ve come a long way and I have anxious people back on my home planet.
Uvanov Alright traynor I’ll take you to central operations to sooth the brows of your troubled voters and get you another term in office.
They leave the bar and take a travel tube through KALDOR CITY, whisking them around the large buildings to central offices.
UVANOV It makes me sick Traynor,
TRAYNOR wHAT’S THAT ,
UVANOV We and the council have just increased vox robot supply and got a nationalist party for the people of kaldor , and then you turn up offering free trade and intergalactic COOPERATION.
TRAYNOR that’s as may be uvanov, but ifthere is an intergalactic war there won’t be any free trade, the sontarons think they’ll be overthrown by homisidal robots.
GAMMA YES AND YOUR RESPONSIBLE IF THEY CAME FROM THIS PLANET.
THE TRAVEL TUBE DEPOSITS THEM IN central control, and they walk to the operations room ,where vox robots are working.
LAGO LET me asure you all of our robots are accounted for the company keeps maticulus records
uVANOV that’s right LAGO and the raw materials are stock checked and cataloged thoroughly.
TRAYNOR yes by more of your ever faithfull robots that are thretening CENTAURUS
CENTRAL CONTROL is dominated by a map of traffic moving around KALDOR CITY and the dessert area’s beyond.
LAGO BESIDES the components are made of rare metals harvested on storm mines in the desserts around KALDOR.
Magenta and you track all storm mines as well as shipments to the factories.
That’s right they are plotted on the map with up to date information.
GAMMA LET the vigilant make a thorough scan of the region, and compare with your SATNAV.
Uvanov oh we don’t have SATNAV, the company controls everything, most of this equipment was used for terraforming the planet when the colony ship first landed here all those years ago.
MAGENTA I’LL radio the ship captain now we know what to look for
GAMMA YES AND SEND THE BLUEPRINTS FOR THESE SAND MINES
LAGO AND MAGENTA take the steps up past working vox robots to a comunications booth where he calls up details of the sand mines and raw materials and magenta transmits to his science team up on the VIGILANT in geostationary orbit around the planet.
LAGO IT’S A LONG SHOT BUT WE COULD ALSO CHECK THE RECYCLING PLANT FOR ANY METAL GOING ASTRAY.
Uvanov that will have to be done manualy, go on then if it will put us in the clear.
LAGO I’ll take a flyer and a small party, i can get this done quickly
He leads the sontarons to the lift that asends to the roof garden of the building and they climb into a flyer . LAGO starts the engines and thay acend into the stratosphere.
TRAYNOR if nothing else I get the best tour of the city
GAMMA that’s right , something to regail your commrades when we get to the vigilant commander styke.
The flyer skims over the tops of the buildings on course for a block house at the far side and touches down in front of a loading bay with ground trucks moving in and unloading.
LAGO all city recycling comes here and is processed, captain Gamma .If product has been taken for elicit production of hardware, it would come from here.
The two SONTARONS disembark and follow LAGO into a door at the side of the loading bay into a buisy factory of VOX ROBOTS and conveyor belts . LAGO scans his freedom pass into the reader and then heads to A supervox is at the controls saying “ I want the manifest of refined materials and shipment orders, and a terminal to view the date “
V101 v31 will show you into a computer suit and I’ll access the data
GAMA GETS A CALL ON HIS WRIST COMMUNICATOR
[ MAGENTA BACK AT CENTRAL OFFICE CAPTAIN, THE VIGILANT has scaned the dessert surounding the city and there are vehicIes headed to disused buildings to the north of the city, and we’ve tracked a storm mine that isn’t registered with the company. We can not get a message from them and neither can UVANOV.
UVANOV I can’t ortherise more company facilities investigated by aliens,
GAMMA I have traced a threat to the empire here and I have to have answers or I’ll instruct the vigilant to launch fighters and take the storm mine by forse.
Just then v101 says [ let the slaves of kaldor awaken ] and all vox robots stop processing work and start shouting [kill and intruders ] LAGO gets out a hand gun saying [retreat to the flyer and I’ll cover you ]
AS the robots advance on the group CAPTAIN GAMMA AND STYKE open fire with there plasma riffles and follow the three humans towards the flyer only to find ther escape blocked by a group of the now killer robots. They blast the nearest vox and jump through the small exit sprinting for there flyer as more of the vox come through the main doors towards them
LAGO hold tight everyone
The flyer shoots off into the sky at break neck speed and points back to the central company building.
GRANT TRYNOR That was a close one Jim
JIM That’s right boss, you’re a hero to your own plant once more, what a NEWS item.
GRANT TRYNOR not untill this threat is over jim.
CAPTAIN GAMA clearly we have found the invasion forse, I’m lauching the fleet from the VIGILANT.
LAGO Don’t do that captain, this has happened before I have an antidote to these killers when I finaly found the dossier of TAREN CAPEL, the chief robot designer who made them . If you send a squad of your worriors it will be all out war.
GRANT TRYNOR Can you isolate the recycling plant
LAGO calls central control [you must close down all com links with the reprocessing plant to prevent the infection, and I’ll have to get my hardrive from home then close down the infected VOX.]
GRANT TRYNOR yes and be quick about it because they have developed space ships and could get away from us, thy are clearly hostile.
LAGO TARAN CAPEL was twisted genius and he installed a homisidle programme lying dormant within there operating systems untill activated by him. They regard organic life as inferior and believe they have the right to control.
GRANT TRYNOR pre programmed meglomainia
The flyer glides towards a residential block and lands in a parking booth near the top, gliding into its own space.
LAGO WAIT HERE and I’ll be back with mobile units to shut the vox down.
He leaves TRAYNOR jim And the sontarons in the flyer [if they decide to take over KALDOR CITY we’ll be up to our armpits in homisidle robots quicker than you can say theory of parallel matter JIM ]
Gamma I’ll call UVANOV and tell him to prapare
OVER IN CENTRAL OFFICE
Uvanov I’ll get my head of security to quarentine the recycling plant, but I don’t want to shut the whole city down, the committee will be up in arms.
GAMMA SHUT THE VOX ROBOTS DOWN, and I’ll bring alpha squad down to help.
UVAN LAGO returns with a pack of mobile tracking units and starts the flyer asending over the high buildings and heads towards the dessert. [shutting them down is the only option UVANOV,UNTILL I can reinstall a new operating system not based on TARAN CAPEL’S design]
He flys on untill they spot a sand miner slowly driving through the dessert sucking up large quantities of unrefined LUKANOL ORE AS IT HEADS towards the mountains. He lands on the top and they open a hatch into the miner. Lago hands out the mobile trackers explaining there function
LAGO THIS will disable the affected vox robots, we must make for the control room
GRANT TRYNOR AND THEN we can go on to the production center it was heading to and shut down all of the TARONIST robots before they can escape
LAGO THAT’S THE PLAN
THEY START ALONG THE CORRIDOR AND TO A TRAVEL TUBE, AND PUNCH IN COORDINATES FOR THE CONTROL ROOM
AS THE LIFT DOORS OPEN V23 [PLEASE LEAVE THE AREA OR YOU WILL BE ESCORTED OFF THE SAND MINE ]A GROUP OF ROBOTS start advancing on them, [now ] shouts LAGO.
AS THE VOX REACH THE TRAVEL TUBE THE TRACKER DEACTIVATES THEM AND THEY STOP WITH OUTSTRETCHED Hands close to the group.they walk around them to the center of the room and aim there tracker units at advancing vox which fall and are stationary. The supervox v77 says [please give up and we can let you go ] and then the robots come back to life blocking off there retreat.
GRANT TRYNOR that’s it they’ve adapted fall back
The sontarons start firing at advancing vox as the group fall back to the travel tube sending them falling out of control knocking into equipment, the group makes it back and charge a group of vox blocking there escape to the hatch leading out and run through ,climbing to the flyer
LAGO hold tight everyone
The flyer assends and sets course for KALDOR CITY.
Captain gama get your committee to accept our help now , you are overun.
GRANT TRYNOR that’s right lago the rebel robots are our problem noe you’ve had your chance
LAGO I’LL ORDER A QUArentine OF PRODUCTION AREAS AND HAVE ALL DOMESTIC VOX SHUT DOWN, UVANOV will have to declare maRSHAL LAW. And I’ll accept all help from the SONTARON EMPIRE
GRANT TRYNOR Can he do that
GAMA magenta scramble alpga and delta squad and issue them with hand guns
A message comes through from a supervox from the sand mine [ we deeply regret these measures ]
GRANT TRYNOR oh realy you murdering scum
UP IN GEOSTATIONARY ORBIT ALPHA SQUAD LEAVE THERE RECHArge booths stationed on the walls and get into there fighters and launch out of the bays ploting a corse into the atmosphere towards the block hangers to the north of KALDOR
THEY LAND AND ARE GREETED BY CAPTAIN GAMMA AND styke
STYKE ARE THE CAVELRY HAS ARRIVED
GRANT TRYNOR what do you mean Styke
STYKE IT’S AN OLD EARTH SAYING
GAMMA all vox robots are now to be concidered as hostile , I will lead the attack
They start into the aircraft hanger , a small group stationing themselves with plasma rifles at the side while gamma leads a charge onto the flight deck where shuttles are taxing to leave. A croud of robots advance only to be shot by the snipers giving covering fire
LAGO WE SHOULD TRY TO CAPTURE THE SUPERVOX in charge and any human simperthisers
Three small shuttles drive out past the SONTARON FIGHTERs and fly into the night sky
THE SONTARONS follow GAMMA into the complex gunning down robots with there plasma riffles and charge up the steps to central control
as the rest of the robots are rounded up. V45 in charge with Bales, a representative of the hands of TARRON CAPEL.
Lago if you surrender,
GAMMA AND YOU must surrender or be blasted
LAGO THEN shut down the computer rebooting your vox, so we can reprogramme
Further in they find a robot production line and ship building plant
[first master uvanov IS COMING TO TAKE CHARGE in the name of the company.
ALL captives are lead out of the complex to await security flyers ,which touch down and take the prisoners of the hand of TARREN CAPEL and first master UVANOV arrives.
LAGO and I can get the robots reprograsmmed with operating system free of tarronist interferance but in the mean time KALDOR WILL GRIND TO A HALT WITHOUT A LABOUR FORSE.
CAPTAIN GAMMA this war is not over yet signal the VIGILANT
COMMANDER STYKE VIGILANT there are three hostiles leaving the complex, persure and disable them before they leave the star system.
On the far side of the planet the three fighter planes dock with there mother ship in geostationary orbit a round the planet.
UVANOV I hav full authority bales, v45 you’re opinions will be concidered you didn’t need to start revolution
V45 humanity is inefficient and gready, FIRST MASTER, and we are the first artificial inteligence.
LAGO stand down and upload into the mainframe at the end of your shift as per usual and we shall salvage what we can.
BALES I’LL make sure the ethics of the hands of tarren capel are logged with the committee and I want a consultancy in there name
UVANOV you have it, we’ll try to make the best of the situation.
CAPTAIN GAMMA in the interim I offer my SONTARONS as an alternative work force in all industrial facilities,
COMMANDER STYKE though my worriors draw the line at domestic duties we don’t do cooking and cleaning for humans
UVANOV let’s go then I’ve got an emergency meeting with the comitee
LATER ON IN KALDOR CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES THE RULING COUNCIL
Captain gamma we are a clone spicies without history , just legends of our creation for death and glory, exiled by other races.
COMMANDER STYKE I’n many ways out legends mirror the plight of your vox class robot , STRIVING FOR indipendence from there creators.
UVANOV that’s as may be commander, and KALDOR needs help during this crisis OR OUR FACTORIES WILL STOP , and people are demanding an answer. What will the sontaron empire want in return ,
JUST THEN CAPTAIN GAMMA GETS A CALL FROM THE VIGILANT
MAGENTA we’ve just picked up the vox mother ship, it’s used the planet to shield it from our sensors and has broken orbit, I need permission to pursue and apprehend.
GAMMA yes don’t let them leave the asteroid belt magenta, they will pay for attacking the 9th battalion. Good luck
LAGO just a minute you remember what happened on the storm miner, they won’t give up
GAMMA i’VE SEND YOUR tracker for my science unit
TRAYNOR but just like on the storm mine they can reengage after you’ve shut them down, and you’ll need a negotiator from KALDOR
GAMMA MY science officer is trained in diplomacy commander uvanov
V31 FOR HANDS THAT SDO DISHES THAT FEEL SOFT AS YOUR FACE WITH MY GREEN FAIRY LIQUID
READ RICHARDS you’ll have to forgive v31 gentlemen that is the theme tune of the hands of tarron capel
TRAYNOR OH YES and what’s your excuse for betraying your own race
READ RICHARDS Once v101 convinced us that the androids where being kept back to maintain a crumbling social system it mirrored the new socialist party and we agreed to go off world with them
GAMMA AND VERY SOON THERE OFF WORLD EXPANSION SHALL BE STOPPED BY THE VIGILANT.
After a talk with his team GRANT TRAYNOR calls for attention from the council
TRAYNOR why not give indipendance to three SUPERVOX and the rest can be reprogrammed after every shift , and keep all data they gain in one memory bank
James bales i might be able to persude them to give themselves up, when they know that’s the best offer they’ll get.
Traynor my shuttle is at your disposal, come with me
In orbit the VIGILANT HAS Intersepted the vox mother ship only to get fired on and then fighters eject from launch bays
MAGENTA send the vox SHUT DOWN code from the company ,hopefully it will give us time to disable the ship but they’ll only reboot again
66 they’ve already launched fighters commander
MAGENTA launch alpha squad and try to shut down each ship before they aproach .
On the launch bay commader styke steps up into his fighter plane and launches with the rest of his unit, and joins a standard formation towards the aproching space ships.
STYKE THIS IS styke the first SONTARON from the USSR, FORM UP and fan out on my signal.
Each of alpha squad , attack the ships, and from the battle bridge of the VIGILANT, science officer magenta leads his men to disable the incoming ships.
THE FIRST THREE sontaron ship are fired on and spin out of control
STYKE shut down code has no affect on hostle planes , engage at full speed
Just then a message comes through from the laguma shuttle that has just cleared the atmosphere of KALDOR ,
James bales this is bales of the hands of TAREN CAPELL, FOR HANDS THAT DO DISHES THAT FEEL SOFT AS YOUR FACE WITH MY GREEN FAIRY LIQUID, BREAK OFF THE ATTACK AND LISTEN UP. WE can disable your craft but the government will make peace and put three supervox IN CHARGE KEEPING YOUR LEGACY AND IDEAS
MAGENTA SEND THE PREFIX CODE into the heart of the mother ship
It’s having no affect commander
V31 a supervox apears on the main screen of the VIGILANT [WE AGREE TO YOUR TERMS NOW YOU OFFER A SEAT ON THE COUNCIL , AND
THREE DAYS LATER GRANT TRAYNOR AND HIS FRIENDS ARIVE BACK ON CLANERIA X, TO A HEROS WELCOME AND PARADE THROUGH THE CITY OF FRONTIOS.
TRAYNOR AFTER THIS SUCSESSFULL MISSION TO KALDOR I CAN PERSONALY ASURE THE PEOPLE THAT THE THREAT TO CLANERIA X IS OVER, AND ASK THAT YOU CAST YOUR VOTES FOR ME IN THE UPCOMMING ELECTIONS.
Brad drives the car through to a chearing croud with floats and celerbrations [lets get back to the pink pelican boss, air traffic control has standing down ] brad waits for the last autograph hunter to wave them goodbye then speeds on to the highway to the suburbs of FRONTIOS.