Toro Toro Torosaurus
Toro Toro Torosaurus
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05
Paul Kirshner
29/10/1988
Llahd tries to prove himself and runs from the Dino-Riders. The Dino-Riders start a search party, leaving the camp almost deserted. It's this moment the Rulons decide to attack at.
Dino-Riders camp. A stable is being build for the styracosaurus'. Two (concrete?) walls are already erect. A third is laying on the ground. 4 styracosaurus, ridden by 4 Dino-Riders, are trying to pull it upright using pullies. The brontosaurus in full armor is overseeing them. Questar is in its control capsule. He has his hand on his AMP.
Questar
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Easy now. Easy, styracosaurus. Just a few more feet, and your stable walls will be in place.
Llahd
Hey, Questar!
Llahd is flying overhead on his pterodactylus. He is swinging a lasso.
Llahd
Let me give you a hand.
Llahd catches part of the wall with his lasso.
Questar
panicked Llahd! Llahd, no!
Llahd ignores him. His pterodactyl pulls the wall with all its strength. The wall is unbalanced through this, topples over and shatters. The styracosaurus' and their Dino-riders flee from the flying debris. Llahd lands and Questar gets out of the control capsule. Questar puts his palm to his face.
Questar
Uh.
Questar pulls his hand.
Questar
yells Is everyone alright?
Llahd walks up to him. The other Dino-Riders signal that they are OK.
Dino-Rider #1
No injuries, sir.
Llahd
I guess I pulled to hard, huh?
Questar
Uh, Llahd why don't you go to the north training field. Gunnur is working the torosaurus class and I, uh, I think they're short a man.
Llahd
happy Yes, sir. I'm on my way.
Llahd mounts the pterodactyl and flies of.
01:40 Llahd lands amidst the torosaurus class. There are four torosaurus' in full armor. Gunnur is standing in between them.
Llahd
Hey, Gunnur! Questar said I could practice with you. Is it okay?
Gunnur puts his hand on the boys shoulder.
Gunnur
Yeah sure. Tagg's ridin' solo so you can crew wit him.
Llahd
Great! Thanks!
Llahd runs to mount the torosaurus with Tagg.
Llahd
to himself Now I can show'em what I can do.
Tagg
laughs You mean what we can do. This is a team effort, Llahd.
Gunnur
OK, listen up men: Your torosaurus is packed with enough firepower to wipe out anything you'll encounter on the battlefield.
Gunnur mounts a torosaurus.
Gunnur
If you know how to use it properly. That's what we're here to learn. Drill 1! Nova. Boulder. You're first. Tagg and Llahd you're on deck.
Nova's and Boulder's torosaurus repositions itself. The outer shell opens enough to reveal the cannons hidden underneath.
Gunnur
Engage individual targets.
Nova's and Boulder's torosaurus hits its target.
Gunnur
Very good. Now laser barrage.
Nova's and Boulder's torosaurus opens its protective shell all the way. The hidden cannons are deployed. The target is annihilated.
Gunnur
Good work, men. You've been payin' attention. Alright now Tagg and Llahd.
Tagg's and Llahd's torosaurus pulls up next to Nova's and Boulder's. Tagg grabs his AMP.
Tagg
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. OK, Llahd. It is the switch on your left.
Llahd
I know, Tagg. Just let me show ya'.
Gunnur
Engage individual targets!
They shoot at three targets.
Gunnur
to himself Meh, not bad. [out loud] OK now for the heavy artillery.
The protective shell of Tagg's and Llahd's torosaurus opens and the hidden cannons deploy. Llahd's AMP glows.
Tagg
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Uh, Llahd did you flip of the safety catch?
Llahd
exasperatedI guess I forgot to.
Tagg
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. We've got to work together; It's what this excercise is all about.
Llahd does not seem happy about this.
Gunnur
OK. Lesson 2: Field maneuvers. Three against one. The three of you against one of me. Let's see how good you really are.
One of the torosaurus' tries to rush Gunnur's directly but then pulls to its left to get at Gunnur's side. Gunnur has foreseen this and extended his tripping beams. The first torosaurus trips. Llahd sees his chance and touches his AMP.
Llahd
I've got him now. Charge!
Tagg is surprised by the sudden movement. Gunnur urges his torosaurus forward and out of the way. Llahd' and Tagg's torosaurus rams a tree instead. Tagg is thrown out of his control capsule by the impact.
Llahd
abashed Woe! What happened?
Tagg walks up to him.
Tagg
It takes two of us to handle this thing, Llahd. We've got to get together.
Llahd
miffed Well we almost had'em.
Tagg tries to free the torosaurus. Meanwhile the third torosaurus engages Gunnur and his dinosaur. This time the two torosaurus' butt head. Gunnur's wins the upper hand and tosses the other one away. $$A man that looks like Tagg falls out$$ Gunnur unmounts his torosaurus.
Gunnur
Good work, men. Now let's try it again.
Gunnur climbs back into the command capsule of the torosaurus. Krulos arrives. He is on his tyrannosaurus rex and supported by at least 7 triceratops'.
Krulos
I have a better idea, Dino-Riders. This time let's do it for real.
Gunnur does not seem happy about this.
Krulos
My triceratops' versus your torosaurus'. I'll give you a chance. I'll sit this one out. laughs
Gunnur grabs his AMP.
Gunnur
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Questar, Rulon alert. We're under attack. Reinforcements needed urgently.
Questar hears Gunnur and touches his own AMP.
Questar
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. We're on our way, Gunnur. Try to hold them. We have to arm up. [to all] Rulon alert! Arm up and move out! [to Gunnur] Gunnur, hold of those Rulons, as long as possible. It'll take us a while.
Gunnur
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Right now it's us against them.
Gunnur turns to his controls.
Gunnur
Alright, everybody. Just remember what I taught ya'.
The torosaurus' open their protective shell and deploy their hidden cannons. They storm at the enemy force. Llahd and Tagg run at an enemy triceratops. Rasp is commandeering it.
Rasp
You haven't a chance Dino-Rider!
Llahd and Tagg hit the triceratops brainbox. The dinosaur is freed of the enslavement and rebels against Rasp.
Rasp
No! The brainbox!
Rasp is thrown of the triceratops and the harness holding the armor rips.
Hammerhead
We take no prisoners Dino-Rider.
Tagg
I never liked prisons anyway, Hammerhead!
Tagg's torosaurus rams a viper's [wasn't this Hammerhead a second ago?!] triceratops, toppling the smaller Rulon dinosaur over. The viper is catapulted from his seat. Llahd and Tagg are attacked from a viper from the left and an antmen from the right. Both Rulons are riding triceratops'.
Llahd
Now is my chance to show what I can do!
The torosaurus is about to turn right.
Llahd
Hard left!
The torosaurus turns and leaves its side wide open for the antmen, which has turned into a viper. The torosaurus is rammed and Tagg falls out of his capsule.
Tagg
Llahd!
Both Rulons concentrate their fire on the torosaurus. Llahd is working the controls, but they start burning.
Llahd
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Gunnur, something's wrong! I can't fire my lasers.
Gunnur, riding his torosaurus, is there to help him. He fires his hook and rope and ensnares the viper's triceratops.
Gunnur
Hang on, Llahd! I'm on my way!
Gunnur's torosaurus then pulls at the rope and throws the enemy triceratops over.
Gunnur
You set 'em up and I knock 'em down. That is what I call teamwork. laughs That's how we win a battle.
Krulos
Our battle is just beginning; A battle between you and me! Prepare to meet your ancestors Dino-Rider. First, though, your torosaurus shall meet my tyrannosaurus rex.
The tyrannosaurus rex roars. The torosaurus keeps the tyrannosaurus fixed in sight, and backs up.
06:48
Krulos
Out of my way, you cretins. Let Krulos show you how to squash a Dino-Rider. Face it Dino-Rider: You haven't a chance. laughs
Gunnur
Get in cover and fire all of ya.
The Rulons open fire. Tagg runs to join Gunnur on his torosaurus. Gunnur's torosaurus deploys it's hidden cannons and returns fire.
Llahd
I don't know what's wrong with my lasers.
Krulos
He who takes on Krulos, takes on the conquerer of the galaxy.
Questar has arrived. He is in the control capsule of the brontosaurus.
Questar
And he who takes on one Dino-Rider, takes on all Dino-Riders.
Questar touches his AMP.
Questar
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. I'm pleased to see you still hanging tough, Gunnur.
Gunnur
Nothing like a few Rulons to make our day. Glad you could make it to the party.
With the additional troops the Dino-Riders make quick work of the Rulon triceratops'. Krulos uses the tyrannosaurus' death grip claws to take Gunnur's torosaurus by the horns. The torosaurus is pushed back.
Gunnur
Now big fela: Pull back!
The tyrannosaurus rex tries to whip the torosaurus with its tail. The torosaurus evades and bites into the tail. This enrages the tyrannosaurus. The torosaurus falls back and extends its trip-beams. It then runs at the tyrannosaurus rex, tripping the enemy dinosaur. Krulos fell of his mount and is momentarily disoriented. He now faces Gunnur's torosaurus by himself.
Krulos
Wait! croak Wait!
Krulos runs to his tyrannosaurus rex and mount it again. The tyrannosaurus rex stands up.
Krulos
I'll settle this later Dino-Rider's. You can bet on it.
Krulos leaves the battlefield. His troops follow. Questar gets out of his control capsule to meet Gunnur, who does likewise.
Gunnur
Well you guys got here just in time.
Questar
Uh. It looks like your students learned fast. voice raised All of you: You did a great job.
The trainees jubilate at the praise. Just Llahd seems upset. He is standing by his pterodactyl with his arms crossed.
Llahd
Yeah, everyone did a great job but me. I bet I coulda taken on that dumb Krulos if my main lasers hadn't jammed.
Gunnur
Alright Dino-Riders: Back ta camp.
The Dino-Riders are still jubilating on their way back. Llahd stays behind.
Llahd
I know one thing: If I'm ever gonna be a hero I'm gonna have ta do it myself.
Llahd mounts his pterodactyl.
Llahd
Come on boy. We'll show 'em I'm as brave as the rest of the Dino-Riders.
09:52 The Dreadnaught. Krulos has some of his men gathered [maybe the leader cast of his army?]. He's telling them of. (Rasp, Hammerhead, Krok and Antor. Skate and Lokus. An unnamed viper, antman, sharktur (Possibly Cobrus, Bitor and Mako) and crocman)
Krulos
Once again I have been betrayed by my underlings.
His underlings murmur.
Krulos
No not a traitor. I know ho to deal with traitors. This is something much worse. I have been betrayed by the constant incompetence of my underlings. I am the greatest warrior of all time, surrounded by the drags of the universe. But a great leader triumphs in spite difficulties. And in spite of you I shall destroy the Dino-Riders. I have only to wait for the right moment, hen they are at their weakest. Then I will crush them once and for all.
His men seem shocked.
Krulos
To your posts, all of you. Await my command. You shall not fail me again.
10:53 Dino-Rider's camp. Serena, Questar and Mind-Zei are in the command center. Serena is working on something, hile the other two atch. Tagg comes in.
Tagg
Hey has anybody seen Llahd?
Serena
I haven't, but he is usually somewhere around here.
Tagg
Belive it or not; I've looked everywhere.
Mind-Zei touches his AMP with both hands. It starts glowing. Llahd is still airborne. His AMP glows.
Llahd
No. I'm not gonna answer them. I'm not going back until I can prove that I'm a hero, too. That's something I have ta do myself.
Back at the command center Mind-Zei seems worried.
Mind-Zei
Strange. I can sense Llahd's presence, but I get no response. Could he be injured or lost?
Questar touches his AMP.
Questar
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Attention all troops. Mount up for massive search party. Dino-Rider Llahd is missing.
Questar runs out of the command center.
Serena
I'll cover on my quetzacoatlus.
Tagg
Gunnur and I'll head out on the torosaurus.
Serena and Tagg also run out.
11:38 Rasp is spying on the Dino-Rider's camp from his pteroanodon. He speaks into a walkie-talkie.
Rasp
Great Krulos, your moment may be at hand. The Dino-Rider base is at half strength.
A massive party of Dino-Riders leave base. The force then splits into three. Back at the Dreadnaught. Krulos lowers his walkie talkie.
Krulos
laughs This time I can feel it. Victory will be mine. [voice raised] Rulons to your mounts!
11:57 Llahd is flying over a canyon.
Llahd
What's that?
He sees a trapped herd of torosaurus. They are on a ledge. A rock slide has separated them and blocks their way.
Llahd
Finally my chance to be a hero! Hold on guys. I'll get ya out in no time.
Llahd shoots one of his rockets at the obstacle.
Llahd
Direct Hit!
The explosion loosens more rocks and enlargens the rockslide.
Llahd
Oh Great! Now I have made it worse sad I guess I better call for help.
Llahd touches his AMP. He calls for help telepathically. Gunnur and Tagg, on their torosaurus, are nearby.
Gunnur
Alright! AMP glows. Talks telepathically., touching AMP Got ya covered little buddy. Tagg and I are on the way.
Tagg
AMP glows. Talks telepathically., touching AMP Questar! We found Llahd. He's okay. Gunnur and I are going in for a rescue.
In the Dino-Riders base's command center Questar and Mind-Zei hear the call. Their AMPs glow. Questar touches his.
Questar
AMP glows. Talks telepathically., relieved Good work, Tagg. Bring him home!
Questar pushes a button on the conaole before him.
Questar
All troops return to camp.
12:42 Llahd has landed on the ledge near the torosaurus'. Gunnur's torosaurus arrives at full sprint.
Gunnur
Llahd! Half the camp's been out looking for ya. hat's up?
Llahd
There's a herd of torosaurus trapped on the ledge behind that pile of rock. I tried to help, but...
Gunnur puts his hand on Llahd's shoulder.
Gunnur
Let's try again.
Gunnur lifts Llahd inside the control capsule, so that they can ork the controlls together. They do quick work of the rockslide. The freed torosaurus' hurry along. Only one remains; It's crying.
Llahd
joyousHey great! [worried] But what's wrong with him? [He points to the remaining torosaurus]
Tagg
It's a her, Llahd. Listen she is really upset.
The Dino-Rider's torosaurus moves closer to the crying one. Her baby has fallen of the ledge and is trapped on a ledge below.
Gunnur
Yeah, there is why.
Tagg
Poor guy, must've got shoved of the edge.
Tagg starts climbing down.
Tagg
strained Don't worry, fella. We'll get'cha back to your mom.
Tagg makes it down, grabs the baby and climbs back up. At the top Gunnur takes the baby from him.
Gunnur
Good work, Tagg.
Gunnur sets the baby down infront of its mother.
Gunnur
I believe this is yours.
Gunnur touches his AMP.
Gunnur
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Llahd, mission accomplished.
Llahd stands about 1,5m away.
14:00 Jungle. Pachycephalosaurs are grazing. The Rulon army rampages through the forest. The noise drives the Pachycephalosaurs away.
Krulos
laughs Rulons! The final victory is ithin our grasp. Let the attack begin.
14:19 Dino-Rider's camp, in the control center.
Mind-Zei
terrified gasp
Questar
worried What is it Mind-Zei.
Mind-Zei touches his temples with his index finger and his middle finger. His eyes are closed in concentration.
Mind-Zei
I ... I sense danger.
Questar grabs Mind-Zei by the shoulder.
Questar
worried Danger? To Llahd?
Mind-Zei
Not just to Llahd. To us all.
14:33 Gunnur, Tagg and Llahd are still on the same ledge. Their AMPs glow for a while then stop.
Llahd
The base is under attack!
Gunnur
Yeah, trust Krulos to know hen to strike. The Rulons must've seen our search parties leavin' the base.
Llahd
Oh, this is my fault! The troops are all looking for me.
Gunnur and Tagg run for their torosaurus.
Gunnur
Well don't be to hard on yourself, Llahd. We're all in this together.
Gunnur and Tagg make their way back to the base. Llahd touches his AMP, hich starts to glow.
Llahd
I gotta get back to base. I've gotta help the others.
His pterodactyl lands and he boards it. Llahd keeps up ith Gunnur and Tagg.
15:07 Questar touches his AMP.
Questar
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Dino-Riders this is a red alert! The Rulons have caught us in a bad moment. Every available Dino-Rider: Mount your dinosaurs. We're under attack. We are under attack.
The Dino-Riders mount their rides. Serena and Yungstur on deinonychus. Turret, Magnus and two others mount styracosaurus'. Two Dino-Riders commandeer an edmontonia. Two dino-Riders mount a stegosaur. Questar gets into the brontosaurus's command capsule. Someone fires at Llahd. Three Rulon pteronodons - commandeered by Rasp and his vipers - are behind him.
Rasp
Destroy that young Dino-Rider.
Llahd evades their attacks and touches his AMP.
Llahd
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Those pteranodons may be bigger than you, but let's see'em do this.
Llahd steers his pterodactyl into a forest. The Rulons follow him, shooting at him. Inside the forest Llahd circles a tree and flies toards his followers. He shoots his rockets at them. The vipers evade, but get thron off their pteranodons.
Gunnur
telepathically from off Llahd! What's that commotion? Are you okay kid?
Llahd
I'm fantastic! Fantastic!
Llahd watches Rasp and his men run away.
16:10 Krulos on his tyrannosaurus rex is leading the attack.
Krulos
Destroy them all! Every one!
From his brontosaurus's command capsule Questar is giving orders.
Questar
Be careful, men. Don't hurt any of the Rulon dinosaurs. I know that's not gonna be easy.
At least one more Dino-Rider on a deinonychus and two Dino-Riders flying on quetzacoatlus' have arrived. Hammerhead leads his unit of sharkmen and their monocloni into battle.
Hammerhead
Get the Dino-Riders!
Sharkman #1
After them!
The brontosaurus turns sideways; The attack bay on its left now faces the attackers. Mind-Zei and Turret have manned the attack bay.
Krulos
laughs Your toys don't even slow us down.
The tyrannosaurus rex keeps moving forward, firing as it goes. Elsewhere Yungstur and Serena on their deinonychus' fight against Hammerheads unit of monocloni and triceratops'.
Yungstur
Doesn't anything stop thos triceratops'?
Serena
frightened Yungstur! Behind you!
Two sharkmen one riding a monoclonius one on a triceratops have snuk up behind Yungstur. Yungstur shoots the sharkman on the monoclonius - who falls from his saddle - but has given the sharkman on the triceratops time to attack. The triceratops uses its horns to throw Yungstur's deinonychus.
Yungstur
screams
The Dino-Riders seem to be loosing because of the overwhelming numbers of Rulons. Magnus on a Styracosaurus manages to bind three antmen and their monocloni, but a sharkman on a triceratops attacks his flank. The stegosaurus attacks a triceratops which comandeered by a sharkman. The stegosaurus attacks with its tail. The triceratops evades the tail, bites into it and then flips the stegosaurus on its back. The Rulon forces keep advancing, but more Dino-Riders arrive: Eight more Dino-Riders on two quetzacoatlus', an edmontonia, two protoceratops' and two styracosaurus'.
Krulos
Questar, with only half your troops you do not stand a chance. laughs Against our triceratops the Dino-Riders are doomed. Within minutes they will be forced to surrender. The S.T.E.P. crystal will be mine.
17:31 A group of Rulon sharkmen on triceratops' breaks through the outer all of the Dino-Rider's camp. Llahd is flying overhead and sees this.
Llahd
Looks like the Rulons are winning.
Llahd fires his rockets. The rockets explode near a triceratops, which is not impressed. Three more Dino-Riders on quetzacoatlus' arrive. They also open fire.
Krulos
We've won. The camp is ours.
Sharkmen on triceratops' and antmen on monocloni trample through the camp.
Krulos
All that remains is claiming the Space Time Energy Projector.
Questar touches his AMP.
Questar
AMP glows. Talks telepathically. Turret, we must stop Krulos from getting the S.T.E.P. no matter what the cost.
Questar and Turret jump of the brontosaurus and run towards the command center. The brontosaurus follos them. Questar and Turret stand before the door to the command center and use their hand-phasers to fight the Rulons.
Krulos
Most happy to oblige, Questar. laughs
Suddenly a few trees nearby fall over. They are being trampled down by a herd of torosaurus'. Llahd sees them and flies to tell Gunnur.
Llahd
Gunnur! Tagg! Look behind ya.
Gunnur
I couldn't stop them. They wanted to help.
Llahd
That's what I call teamwork.
The Rulon forces are forced back by the herd.
Hammerhead
There are too many of them.
The Rulon forces flee from the herd.
Hammerhead
Retreat! Return to the ... Huh?
Gunnur and Tagg on their torosaurus and two torosaurus' from the herd are blocking his path. They attack.
Hammerhead
Retreat! While we still can.
The Rulon's flee. Gunnur salutes Tagg.
Gunnur
Hit 'em hard and hit 'em fast, while they're still off guard.
The armor of their torosaurus opens to deploy the main cannons. Back at the command center Questar and Turret use their hand-phasers to successfully fight back Krulos and his tyrannosaurus rex.
Questar
Now Turret!
Krulos
screams
The fleeing Rulons are still being attacked by the Dino-Riders.
Krulos
Retreat!
The Rulons form a single line as they retreat.
Krulos
You haven't seen the last of us Dino-Riders. We'll be back.
Tagg and Gunnur have made it back to the command center and stand next to Questar and Turret.
Gunnur
Yeah Krulos, I guess we can count on it.
Gunnur watches the herd leave.
Gunnur
That torosaurus herd made a great bunch of soldiers, but I guess they'd rather go back to the wilds and stay chuckles civilians.
Tagg
Not all of 'em, Gunnur.
Gunnur turns to look here Tagg is pointing to.
Llahd
laughs
Llahd is sitiing next to the baby torosaurus. Yungstur is feeding it. Serena is sitting on the mamas back.
Yungstur
Here you go, fella.
The baby stands on its hind-legs and stretches to reach the offered branch. The Dino-Riders laugh at that. Mind-Zei, Questar, Tagg and Gunnur walk up to Llahd.
Gunnur
Well, Llahd, how does it feel to be a hero?
Llahd
Huh?
Questar
That mother torosaurus braught her herd here, because you rescued them.
Llahd
But I didn't rescue them. Gunnur and Tagg did all the work.
Gunnur and Tagg move to stand next to Llahd. They each put an arm around him.
Tagg
We did it together, Llahd. We're a team.
Mind-Zei
nods That is our strength. Krulos has a great weakness: He only thinks of himself.
Llahd
Yeah, and the next time Krulos comes around I'm gonna ... chuckles ... we'll really gonna get 'em.
The Dino-Riders laugh.