Name of person: What the person said.
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Highway to Terror
(The scene opens with the view of a military convoy which is moving down a desert road. The leading vehicle is a land rover. Two people are seated in it.) 1st Soldier : (Points) Sergeant, up ahead!
(A large man is sitting in a rocking chair is obstructing the road. We see it is none other than Miles Mayhem)
Sergeant: Excuse me sir, I'm Captain Miller. You're blocking a military convoy.
(Mayhem disappears in a puff of smoke. The soldiers look around in bewilderment.)
(Mayhem reappears along with Vanessa.)
Captain Miller: Just what's going on?
(Another puff of smoke, Bruno appears, arms crossed. Another explosion of smoke reveals Sly Rax.)
Captain Miller: (To soldiers)Man your battle stations!! Soldiers run around the convoy, securing positions
(Mayhem laughs. He waves his hand and smoke geyser bombs knocks the soldiers off their feet.)
Soldiers: Oh No!
(Vanessa and Mayhem laugh)
(The truck is gone. The camera pans away from the road and a depressing tune takes over. )
(The shot opens with Trakker mansion in view. We close in to see the picture of a digital map. A red dot marks the line which represents a road. A hand shuts the map off. We see that the hand belongs to Matt Trakker)
Matt:(Turns to Duane Kennedy) Are you sure it was V.E.N.O.M. ?
(The camera closes up on Matt’s face)
Matt: You can count on it Duane. (Matt activates the computer) Scan the personal files for the MASK agents best suited for this mission.
(Bruce is in his workshop, designing some toy or other. Beep goes the watch. With exaggerated movements, Bruce moves out of the workshop.)
M.A.S.K. Computer: Hondo McLean- weapon specialist, tactical strategist, vehicle code name- Firecracker.
(It’s the middle of a football game, school level. Hondo gets the ball, he’s running with it! He’s heading for a touchdown! His watch is beeping! He’s reaching the post! What? He’s thrown the ball down. He’s running left off the field! What is he doing?! His students must be puzzled, man…)
M.A.S.K. Computer: Brad Turner- motorcycle and helicopter pilot, vehicle code name- Condor.
(Brad is practicing playing his guitar in front of a set of amplifiers. Beep goes the watch [Assuming he can hear above the noise the music is making]and off goes Brad, sparing a moment to put his guitar down and shut the amplifier off.)
M.A.S.K. computer: Alex Sector- computer and communications expert, Rhino systems commander.
(Alex opens the cage door of a small but nasty looking crocodile. The watch beeps. Alex shuts the door again after hastily tossing in of all things, a Carrot. The croc stares at the veggie with a look that plainly says: “Hey! I’m no vegetarian!”)
M.A.S.K. computer: Buddy Hawks, master of disguise, intelligence expert, Firecracker co-pilot.
(A big fat man is waiting impatiently for his car to be repaired by Buddy. The watch goes off. So does Buddy, after handing a wrench to his obviously wealthy client. Angrily, the man flings it to the ground, probably muttering about the terrible service.)
M.A.S.K. computer: Dusty Hayes- auto and marine stunt driver, vehicle code name- Gator.
(A long line of people are waiting in front of Dusty’s Pizza Parlour. [Mmmmm… Pizza…] Dusty opens the shop and promptly closes it a second later on hearing his watch. His poor customers are left wondering when will they get their cheesy, delectable, delicious, mouth-watering pizza. [Gosh, this transcripting is making me hungry]
M.A.S.K. computer: Gloria Baker, champion race driver, black belt in Kung-Fu.
(Gloria is in the middle of a sparring routine with a partner. Hearing the watch, she flings her opponent, who has a stranglehold on her, over her shoulder and walks off with her nose in the air.)
(The computer has finished.)
Scott: Dad !
(Scott, accompanied by T-Bob, comes in the room and stands at the doorway.)
Scott: Dad, are you going on a mission ?
(Scene changes to the V.E.N.O.M. base, which is in the dark and somewhere underground. Men in radiation suits are operating a vault of some sort. I assume they’ve just put the stolen plutonium into it. Mayhem and the rest of the V.E.N.O.M. observe from a glass room overlooking the vault.)
Mayhem: It's all set.
(Scene changes to the briefing room at Boulder Hill. We see the digital map again, with the dot representing where the convoy was ambushed. Matt and the other agents are seated around the table.)
Matt: That's the only information we have for now. We've got to handle this with kid gloves.
(Matt presses the button which activates the table lift. They go up the roof where their masks are energized. Out comes the mask rack from the ceiling. Everyone looks up. The masks are powered up and everyone grabs his/her own mask. Change of scene. The garage opens up. With a collective roar, the vehicles leave Boulder Hill)
(Inside the Rhino’s cab, Scott is talking to Bruce, who is being very sporting.)
(The Rhino pulls up in front of Clear Lake, where a single cabin with a smoking chimney sits on the lake edge. Mr. Spenson, a man with brown hair and spectacles comes out of the cabin to greet the arrivals.)
(Scott and T-Bob wave as the Rhino drives off. The scene switches to the desert road. The agents have parked and all are sitting in a circle.)
Matt:This is where the army semi disappeared.(Bends down) Let 's see if we can find anything.
(Suddenly, the ground begins to tremble and shake)
(The countryside shudders as the cliffs crumble. Matt rushes into the Rhino lab. Bruce and Alex follow suit.)
Matt: Patching into satellite sensors. According to the satellite readings it 's Central City 7.2. (Interactive digital map shows the area) Near the centre of the geological research centre. Hmm........ that 's odd. (Zooming into map, we see the V.E.N.O.M. vehicles.) It 's no coincidence, VENOM 's inside!
(The M.A.S.K. team rush for Central City. The scene changes to show havoc being wreaked on the city by the earthquake. Buildings collapse, windows shatter, roads crack and spilt and people are running around in a panic. Pandemonium breaks out everywhere.)
Matt: We're almost there… Split into two teams!
(At the geological research center, we find the V.E.N.O.M. doing their usual dirty work.)
Mayhem: Hurry up.
(Rhino comes roaring around the corner)
Mayhem: M.A.S.K.! (Turns around)
(Condor and Firecracker come roaring from the other side. The agents run out, preparing for a face-off.)
Matt: This is it V.E.N.O.M.!
(Suddenly, a pleading cry for help catches our hero’s ear.)
Woman: Help ! Somebody help !(The call is coming from an about-to-collapse balcony.)
(Matt cartwheels over to cover behind the Rhino)
Mayhem: How convenient…let 's get out of here. (The V.E.N.O.M. split in different directions)
(Vanessa activates her Whip mask and takes care of Hondo who is pursuing her.)
Hondo:Ugh! (Goes flying backward)
(Meanwhile, our dear heroes and heroine have reached the are where the oh-so helpless woman is crying for help. A pair of snapped electrical wires are crackling above the woman who is carrying a baby in her arms.)
Gloria:(Running) Aura on! (The wires die out and are rendered harmless. However, the balcony decides to meet the ground at that very moment.)
Dusty:(Running down an alley in pursuit of Vanessa.) Backlash fire! (Pushes Vanessa down)
(The squeal of tires announce the coming of Jackhammer. Dusty bounces off the vehicle.)
(Vanessa wastes no time in doing so. Off goes Jackhammer)
(Mayhem fires a missile at Dusty, which he dodges. It hits a building and debris comes raining down. Dusty tries to dodge them, but does not succeed.)
Dusty: Oh Nooo…
(Dusty is buried underneath the debris. With a resound crash, plank and pillar trap him underneath.)
(Later, The agents are standing around the pile of debris. Hondo is trying to free him with Blaster. Suddenly, an arm sticks out, waving from the debris.)
Dusty: Hey! Wait a minute!
(Hondo, ever obliging, does so. Buddy, Bruce and Gloria run forward to help him out.)
Dusty:Don't evaporate me!
(The agents look at each other, puzzled. Matt looks down, deep in thought.)
(Back at Clear Lake, Mr. Spenson is frying some fish while Scott, clad in swimming trunks, yaks.)
Scott:Can you believe it, Mr. Spenson? T-Bob still catches all the fish and he doesn't even have a license.
(Scott races for the lake, followed by T-Bob. Mr. Spenson looks after them with a smile. Scott is soon overtaken by T-Bob on the pier.)
Scott:Last one in the water is an old scrap yard!
(We see that Clear Lake is drained.)
(Matt Tracker is sitting, presumably in the Rhino, talking to Scott By phone)
Matt: Yes, that is strange, Scott… Well try to make the best of it ‘till I pick you up.
(Matt puts down the phone and leans forward, hands clasped thoughtfully)
Matt: All of a sudden, Clear Lake is half-empty. There’s gotta be a connection between that and its closeness to Central City.
(At the same desert road where the earlier ambush was carried out, Vanessa and Dagger lie concealed atop one of the cliffs at side.)
Vanessa:(Turning to Dagger)Are you sure the army is transporting another computer box?
(Through the binocular viewpoint, we the small dot which is the military convoy getting larger. It approaches them.)
Dagger: Right on schedule! (Waves to a hot air balloon in the distance.)
(The convoy moves along its merry way. It comprises of a three vehicles, the really big main truck and two escort vehicles. The front one, a land rover again, seats the leader of the escorts.)
(Sees the balloon land on the road. A closer look reveals Mayhem and Sly Rax in the basket area. Mayhem is waving his arms. The convoy slows to a stop. Mayhem and Sly Rax get out of the balloon)
Major:(Coming forward) What's the problem?
(Another vehicle comes forward and delivers the gas. After the exchange is made, Mayhem laughs quietly to himself.)
(Later, the balloon is ready to fly)
Mayhem:Thank you for your time, Major. Sorry for distracting you! (Balloon lifts off)
(Meanwhile, part of the road turns out to be a trapdoor, and is silently being lowered to allow the truck to roll down into a secret base hidden underground. The truck disappears from sight and the road comes back up, this time without the truck.)
(The V.E.N.O.M. vehicles roar toward the trapdoor area.)
Mayhem: Open it up!
(The truck is opened and Hey Presto! It’s the Rhino they see)
Mayhem: M.A.S.K.! It's a trap! Give 'em the worst! (Gets into Switchblade)
(Out roars the Rhino, followed by Condor, Gator and Firecracker.)
(Piranha opens fire at Gator, hitting not. Jackhammer, with a laughing Bruno, also attempts to shoot the Condor, and fails utterly. The Firecracker and Rhino are not excluded from enemy fire either.)
Matt:(Turns to Bruce) Laser Cannons- Fire.
(Bruce does so. With a bit of precise aiming as well as some fancy driving, they shoot off the Switchblade’s landing gears.)
(Meanwhile, Brad and Sly Rax are slugging it out.)
Sly Rax: Okay… follow me. (Screeches to a stop and ambushes the Condor. He nearly hits, as always. The Condor converts to helicopter mode and flies off.)
Sly Rax: I missed! [Yeah, isn’t it pathetic?] (Brad pursues Sly Rax)
(Sly Rax tries to crowd Brad into the wall. Unfortunately, he goes through the hologram and nearly hits the wall himself.)
Sly Rax: Yeearrghh! (Sly swerves to and fro, trying to regain control, just as he succeeds, he realizes that he’s heading straight for the wall on which the trapdoor switch is. Unable to stop, he crashes into it, screaming, and accidentally throws the switch. The trapdoor opens.)
(The Jackhammer tries to shoot the Gator. Of course he misses.)
Dusty:Electronic Ouch! (A bullseye from the ‘Electronic Ouch’ gun shorts out the Jackhammer’s systems.)
(Meanwhile, Mayhem battle, naturally, Rhino.)
Mayhem:Now I've got you! (Fires a torpedo missile at the Rhino. A swerve brings the Rhino out of the way. The missile hits the earthquake machine. Liquid plutonium begins to leak from it.)
Mayhem:Next time, M.A.S.K… next time! (To V.E.N.O.M.) Let's get out of here!
(Switchblade flies out of the open trapdoor, converting into a plane and blasting off. Piranha and Jackhammer follow by road.)
Bruce:Let's go after them!
(The plutonium is picked up and gathered into a giant ball.)
Alex:(Waving with a large lead box.)[At least, I assume it is lead. What else could it be?] Over here Bruce!
(Bruce puts the plutonium into the box. Alex shuts the lid.) I must say, that was the most dangerous thing any M.A.S.K. agent has ever done! Imagine, going near such a large source of radiation without adequate protection!]
Matt:Good work everyone.(Bruce takes off his mask as everyone comes forward.)
(Back at Clear Lake, the sun is shining. Scott and T-Bob are sunning on the pier.)
T-Bob:(Jumps up)It’s so Hot! I can’t stand it anymore! I’m going to take a dive!(Runs for the lake)
Scott:(You’ll get seriously hurt if you dive into shallow water.)
(All three dive in.)
Transcripted by Hytac. Product of 6 hours worth of watching the same episode, pausing and rewinding.(Not to mention occasionally trying to decipher who said what.) Any mistakes in the script, or any comment at all, please mail me . Special thanks to Megaman, who provided the M.A.S.K. episodes to transcript. Also thanks to Joeri Mulder and Marc Burkels, whose alternative script provided handy refrence for those part I could make out.
Total stars: 35
Quote(s) of the Ep:
Matt: Hmmph! They said they were magicians. That 's amusing… the only tricks they know are dirty ones.
Brad:(Sitting on the Condor)Peaceful as a summer cloud.
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