To Lose the Path
To Lose the Path
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Alan Swayze
03/12/1988
The vipers build a new weapons factory which includes a chemical refinery. The chemicals escape into a river and threatens the lives of those animals dependent on it. Yungstur storms of to face the Rulons by himself. He realizes too late that he can't access his telepathic powers anymore...
00:30 Flood land. Dinosaurs (brontosaurus, 2 torosaurs, 2 protoceratops) are drinking from the river. Explosions in the mountains, grab their attention.
00:56 Crash site of the Dreadnaught. One of the surrounding vulcanos has a cave in it. Snakemen are walking in and out of it, dumping something. Inside the cave antmen are servicing some kind of facility. Two snakemen scientists are presenting Rasp their newest invention. A laser pulse cannon, about the size of a bus.
Rasp
Yeah. Lord Krulos should be pleased.
The snakemen all stand at attention and salute as Krulos walks in.
Krulos
The pulse cannon is ready?
Krulos stops infront of Rasp, who drops his salute.
Rasp
Yes, lord Krulos. It took weeks to refine the chemicals necessary fuel cells. But we finally achieved the necessary concentration. It was, if I may point out, a particularly difficult...
Krulso interrupts Rasp.
Krulos
Silence! I care for no difficulties. I care only about results. raises arms and voice Let the demonstration proceed!
Rasp
Very good, great one.
Rasp turns to the snakemen scientists and motions them to begin. The scientists roll in heavy steel plates and mount them on the wall infront of the cannon. Rasp enters commands into the cannon's console. The cannon lowers and aims at the steel plates. Rasp takes a remote fire button from within the console and gives it Krulos.
Rasp
The honor is yours, Sir.
Krulos
Yeah.
The cannon destroys the steelplates without difficulty. Rasp applauds. Suddenly the cannon shoots uncontrollably. It damages the facility and itself. Rasp is horrified. The other snakemen flee in fear. Rasp is surprised to hear Krulos laugh.
Krulos
laughs Excellent! Excellent demonstration, Rasp. This pulse cannon exceeds my wildest expectations. I want two of these ready immediately. They will require a dinosaur, that is fast, but extremly strong. I know just what we need.
Krulos hands Rasp the remote fire button and leaves. The snakemen scientists seem relieved. Rasp turns to them.
Rasp
Get to work and rebuild the refinery equipment. Tommorrow we start a new production run. Release the chemical waste.
Two snakemen open the outflow. A green and agressive connoction makes flows from the cave into the next river.
03:15 A brontosaurus, torosaurus and it's baby drink from the polluted water. Yungstur on his quetzacoatl lands behind them. The brontosaurus falls over as he tries to leave the river bank. Questar and Serena, on deinonychus, make their way towards the river.
Questar
Something's wrong!
Serena
What is it Questar?
Questar watches the brontosaurus. The dinosaur can't get back up and seems ill. Tagg is riding a $Pachy through the forest.
Tagg
sounds like there is a dinosaur in trouble.
Questar touches his AMP and looks up.
Questar
telepathically, AMP glows Llahd, see what is happening by the river.
Llahd and the pteroodactyl are flying overhead.
Llahd
telepathically I'm on my way Questar.
Llahd flies over the river, which seems more polluted, then before. The dinosaurs, that drank from it all have trouble with their equilibrium. Llahd taps his AMP.
Llahd
telepathically, AMP glows Questar hurry! The dinosaurs seem really sick.
03:54 Yungstur, Tagg, Questar and Serena are at the river. They jump out of the way of a brontosaurus, that falls over. Serena touches her AMP, which glows, and the brontosaurus. She has her eyes closed.
Questar
What is it, Serena?
Serena
touching brontosaurus and glowing AMP I think I can kep him alive. But I need medication from the base to cure him. He drank something poisonous.
Yungstur
Poison? From where?
Questar
From the river. Llahd get back to base and get the neutralizer and hurry. Yungstur, see if you can spot anything from overhead.
Yungstur
I'm on my way Questar.
04:18 Questar is flying up the river. He sees more sick dinosaurs. He touches his AMP.
Yungstur
telepathically, AMP glows Questar. Serena. There are more dinosaurs along the river bank. They're sick too.
Yungstur lets go of his AMP. He makes it to the Rulon cave. He touches his AMP.
Yungstur
telepathically, AMP glows They're poisoning the dinosaurs. There is nothing they won't do.
Yungstur sees a queue of snakemen walking in and out of the cave.
Yungstur
telepathically, AMP glows Nothing to evilly. Nothing to cowardly. Somebody's got to stop them and it might as well be me.
04:46 The riverbank, where Serena is taking care of the brontosaurus. Questar is touching his AMP.
Questar
telepathically, AMP glows Yungstur! Come back! You can't take on the Rulons all by yourself.
Tagg
What's gotten into Yungstur? What is he trying to do?
Questar lets go of his AMP.
Questar
shakes head I don't know. [turns] Mount up! I have a feeling, he's gonna get himself in trouble.
04:58 Rulon cave, where they keep the dinosaurs. Krulos is watching a snakeman leading a kentrosaurus away. It is equiped with the new cannons and is heavily armed.
Krulos
The kentrosaurus armed with my new pulse cannons. It shall be the first of a division, with which I shall crush the Dino-Riders. We must find a suitable way to initiate it.
05:16 Rasp spies Yungstur as he nears. His ride seems uneasy.
Yungstur
Krulos, I'm coming for you! I'm gonna take care of you once and for all.
Rasp
Krulos, an intruder is approaching.
Rasp passes his binoculars to Krulos.
Krulos
chuckles It's Yungstur. And his timing is perfect. blast him from the sky. Now!
The kentrosaurus is ridden by a poxxman and a crocman, who shoot at the Dino-Rider. Yungstur is knocked of his saddle and falls to earth.
Krulos
The kentrosaurus has triumphed in his first action. Yungstur has been blasted from the sky.
Krulos walks to the kentrosaurus.
Krulos
Scab! Croc! Find the body, we shall celebrate.
06:20 Yungstur is still falling towards the ground. Questar is still on his deinonychus. He touches his AMP.
Questar
telepathically, AMP glows Yungstur! Yungstur! [vocal, AMP glows] I have to try something else.
Tagg and Llahd walk to Questar. They are watching Yungstur worriedly.
Questar
telepathically, AMP glows Fly under Yungstur. Now!
Yungstur's quetzacoatl dives and catches him. It then lands. Tagg, Llahd and Questar, who dismounts, run towards Yungstur. They help him sit up.
Questar
What got into you? Why didn't you hear my call.
Yungstur
You tried to contact me? I didn't hear it. I was just so mad; I ... I guess I kinda blanked out.
Questar
Let's get back to the others. The supplies have arrived, to clear the river of the poison.
06:47 The green mark of the poison can be seen in the river. A brontosaurus and the brontosaurus carrying the command center stand at the river's banks. Dino-Riders are standing around (Mind-Zei, Serena, Icon, Gunnur and one more.) Questar, on his deinonychus, Tagg, on his $Pachy, and Yungstur on his quetzacoatl arrive.
Mind-Zei
Well, Serena, your patient is obviously feeling much better.
Questar walks up to Serena and puts his hand on her shoulder.
Questar
You did an amazing job.
The previously sick brontosaurus lowers his head, for Serena to pet it.
Serena
I kept him stable, but it was the neutralizer, that cleared up the river.
Gunnur is busy unloading parcels.
Gunnur
Find any more sick dinosaurs, Turret?
Turret arrives on an edmontonia.
Turret
No the immediat area is clear.
Turret unmounts.
Turret
When Llahd returns from his aerial search we'll know for sure.
Serena places a bucket infront of the brontosaurus.
Serena
Here is some fresh water.
She touches her AMP.
Serena
telepathically, AMP glows And don't drink from the river for a few days.
She drops her hand, and turns to Questar.
Serena
Questar, what are we gonna do? We can't have our friends endangered like this.
Questar
solemn I know.
Questar turns to Gunnur.
Questar
Gunnur! What's the situation?
Gunnur
Well, so far it looks like all the sick dinosaurs have been taken care of.
Questar
Well that is some good news.
Gunnur
Fortunatly you spotted the problem early, while there was still time to help.
Icon is staring intently on a hand held scanner of some sort.
Icon
The poison is chemical waste from the Rulon base. A weapons refinery, I think. We neutralized it in the river. There should be no further problems there.
Yungstur
aggressive That is great; for now. But what about next time. Are we just gonna let Krulos get away with this?
Icon stands before Yungstur.
Icon
Statistically speaking: The toxic pollution might have a longer life, than anyone might expect.
Yungstur
aggressive Questar, let me...
Questar
You have already demonstrated the result of an attack without a plan, Yungstur.
Yungstur
aggressive, hands balled to fists I couldn't help it; I wanted to do something; I was mad and I still am.
Mind-Zei puts his hand on Yungstur's shoulder.
Mind-Zei
calming Yungstur, you may feel anger, but you must rise above it. Anger is the enemy of effective action. And it is the enemy of the path.
Llahd arrives.
Llahd
excited Questar, I did a complete sweep of the area. There aren't any more sick dinosaurs in the grasland, but I couldn't be sure about the jungle.
Questar
OK, everyone we've got to check the jungle areas, there may be more poisoned animals.
Questar turns to Yungstur
Questar
Yungstur, you can't see much from the air. Ride with Turret on the edmontonia.
Yungstur
angry Questar. I don't need a keeper.
Questar
This is not a request; It's an order.
08:53 Jungle. Turret and Yungstur, in front, ride the edmontonia. The dinosaur fells trees and clears its own path.
Turret
I heard you had quite a fall back there, Yungstur.
Yungstur
Yeah, so? Hey why don't we head a little more to the east.
Turret
But, ah, isn't that awfully close to the Rulon base?
Yungstur
I think I saw something in that area, when I was flying overhead. Don't worry, I know what I'm doing.
09:15 Jungle. Croc and Scab ride the kentrosaurus. The dinosaur fells trees and clears its own path.
Croc
We must find that Dino-Rider Yungstur. Who knows how long lord Krulos will remain in such a good mood.
Scab
You short sighted fool. When e find Yungstur, Krulos will reward us with a promotion.
Croc
First we must find him. He's not here.
Scab
He's got to be down here, somewhere. We saw him fall to earth with our own eyes.
Croc
Wait! Can it be true? He's ... He's alive.
The kentrosaurus enters a clearing. On the other side of the clearing Yungstur and Turret enter on their edmontonia.
Scab
Not for long. Our reward will be even richer, when we bring Krulos two Dino-Riders.
The kentrosaurus opens fire.
Turret
Rulons! We better get out of here. We don't have any backup.
Yungstur
No those two are probably the ones who shot me down.
Turret
Yungstur, we can't do this alone. I'm contacting Questar.
Yungstur prevents Turret from touching his AMP.
Yungstur
Hold it. This is between me and them. I got a score to settle.
Turret shakes his head and touches his AMP. The AMP starts to glow. The edmontonia advances, raises the shield-plates around the Dino-Riders and opens fire.
10:14 Somewhere else in the jungle. Questar, on his deinonychus, is leading Tagg, on his $Pachy, and the brontosaurus command center into the fray.
Questar
Get ready to roll. Yungstur's found himself some Rulons. And trouble.
10:20 The edmontonia and the Krentosaurus rush at each other, still firing.
Scab
Is that the best you can do, Dino-Rider?
The pulse cannon fires, and damages the edmontonia's plating.
Turrret
Get in close, so he can't use that pulse cannon.
The two dinosaurs are now face two face. The edmontonia's spinning defense turns on. In response the kentrosaurus's tail club starts spinning. The kentrosaurus manages to hit the edmontonia, which is non-plused.
Croc
You're no match for us, Dino-Riders. Why don't you surrender now!
Scab
Yes, perhaps Krulos could trade you for the S.T.E.P. crystal.
Croc
Or maybe he'll just toss you back. You're to small to keep.
Yungstur
mad I'll destroy you Rulons; I'm gonna make you pay for what you did to my quetzacoatlus. And for what you did to me this morning.
The kentrosaurus swings its club again. It destroys the Edmontonias spinning defense and the main phaser cannons. Yungstur grabs his AMP.
Yungfstur
desperate, AMP glows Your horns. Use your horns.
The AMP is not responding as it should be. The edmontonia seems in pain.
Turret
panicked What's happening?
Yungstur
mad I don't know, I've lost contact with the edmontonia.
Turret tries to touch his AMP, but the edmontonia is overpowered by the kentrosaurus. Yungstur and Turret are flung from their saddle.
Croc
What should we do? Take the both of them and the edmontonia back to Krulos?
Scab
Oh, that will surely please him.
Questar and the other Dino-Riders arrive.
Questar
Count yourselves lucky, if you make it back to Dreadnaught with your own skins intact.
The Rulons retreat. Turret and Yungstur mount the edmontonia again.
Questar
Let's get outta here.
12:03 Dino-Rider base. A pavillon with a table is set up. Questar, Mind-Zei, Icon, Gunnur and Turret are interrogating Yungstur.
Yungstur
stressed I ... I don't know. Suddenly I lost all contact with the edmontonia. I just couldn't communicate with it.
Questar
Earlier this morning you didn't hear me, as I called you, as you flew of to Dreadnaught.
Yungstur tears his hair. He looks mad.
Questar
And then you weren't able to summon your Questzacoatlus, when you fell. I had to do it for you.
Mind-Zei touches Yungstur's AMP.
Mind-Zei
grave Hmm... It is as I feared. Yungstur has given in to anger. His hatred of Krulos has blocked his ability to use his telepathy. As a result he is loosing the path; When it is gone he will no longer be ... a Dino-Rider.
12:48 The Dreadnaught. Croc and Scab are quivering before Krulos.
Krulos
Tell me: The kentrosaurus, did it fail you?
Croc and Scab
scared No, lord Krulos.
Krulos
Did the pulse cannons not function? The armor, did it not protect you`?
Scab
scared No, lord Krulos.
Croc
It... It... It performed as it should.
Krulos
So you would say, that my new pulse cannon was adequate then?
Scab
Oh, yes yes. Far more than adequate.
Croc
It is an excellent weapon, Sir.
Krulos
I see. And yet, on two occasions you faced the Dino-Rider in combat, and failed?!
Krulos grabs them at their collars and lifts them of the ground at arm length. Scab and Croc try to protest.
Krulos
It was you, who failed. Wasn't it?
Krulos drops them. Scab. We defeated them. We could've finished him off, if Questar hadn't showed up.
Krulos
Silence! Failure has a thousand excuses, success needs none. I'm going to make an example of you.
Croc and Scab
scared How?
Krulos
chuckles Not as you think. Come I want to prove, that even the most incompetent of my troops may triumph; if they are properly motivated.
Krulos grabs them and almost pushes them out of the window. Outside some Rulons look up to watch the spectacle.
Krulos
You will go after the Dino-Rider, who humiliated you. Your motivations will be: Hate, fear and envy. I want you to hate your enemy; I want you to fear my wrath, more than anything you fear he may do to you; And I want you to envy victory, so much that you will tear it from his grasp .
14:33 Turret on his edmontonia is hurrying through a test parcours. At the end of the parcours Turret jumps off. Questar arrives on his deinonychus.
Turret
Good work fellow. to Questar That was great! Yungstur ought'a give him another try. Say: Where is Yungstur anyway?
Questar
He's of by himself. He has a lot of thinking to do.
14:53 On the side of a mountain, Yungstur is sitting on a ledge. He has a nice view of the Dino-Rider valley. He throws stones. A quetzacoatlus flies by. Yungstur touches his AMP.
Yungstur
telepathically, AMP glows unstable Come here boy. Come to me.
The quetzacoatlus flies away.
Yungstur
sigh
Yungstur continues throwing rocks. Mind-Zei walks up to him.
Mind-Zei
The path is the way of harmony. You cannot follow the path, with anger in your heart.
Yungstur
But I am angry, wehen I see what the Rulons do. I want to fight them, to stop them once and for all.
Mind-Zei
It is true, that we must battle the Rulons. They have given us no choice, buut we must not hate them. Hate is an acid, that destroys the jar, that contains it.
Yungstur
How can we fight the Rulons, without hating them?
Mind-Zei
We fight for what is right. There is no point into fighting the Rulons, only to become Rulons ourselves.
Yungsutr
What do you mean, Mind-Zei?
15:49 flashback/dream whatever sequence. Krulos is riding a triceratops. He's leading a whole group of Rulons riding triceratops.
Mind-Zei
The Rulons are driven by negative emotions; By hatred, fear and envy. With their mighty armies, they have won many victories.
End flashback/dream whatever sequence.
16:01
Mind-Zei
But with such emotions in their hearts, they can never truly be strong. Our people have always found strength in love, and that is surely the most powerful force of all.
Yungstur
Can I regain the path?
Mind-Zei
Sit a while. Meditate on these things and if you want it enough, you will find it in your heart.
A quetzacoatlus flies overhead.
16:33 The sun is setting behind the mounatins. Yungstur is still in the mountains. He is standing proud now, hands on hips. He leaves. Scab has spotted him through his binoculars.
Scab
It's him! Let's go.
He turns and mounts his kentrosaurus.
Croc
This time Yungstur won't get away.
16:47 Meanwhile Yungstur has made it to the jungle. A quetzacoatlus is circling above him. He touches his AMP. It glows in response and the quetzacoatlus cries in response.
Yungstur
happy, jumps and dances Yeewhooo! Alright! I gt it.
The boulder next to him explodes. He dives behind a tree for cover. The Rulons on the kentrosaurus have caught up to him.
Scab
laughs You won't get away this time, Yungstur.
They keep firing at Yungstur. Yungstur runs. He can find cover behind a boulder. He touches his AMP.
Yungstur
telepathically, AMP glows Dino-Riders, anyone. I'm pinned down by Rulons. Need help now!
Yungstur starts running again.
Croc
You can't hide, Dino-Rider.
Yungstur touches his AMP.
Yungstur
telepathically, AMP glows, spoken aloud Let the path give me strength.
The kentrosaurus is only a few Meters from Yungstur. The kentrosaurus is hit by phaser fire. Yungstur is surprised to see, that Turret and his edmontonia have arrived. They are attacking the kentrosaurus. The edmontonia raises its shield plates.
Yungstur
Happy Hey Turret! Hey you came!
Turret
You think I'd leave you all alone on this mess? Hop on. I'll let you drive.
The edmontonia lowers the shield plates, for Yungstur to hop on.
Turret
I boosted the power charge ?n the front cannon. I think they really felt that one.
Yungstur
They sure did. Now lets give them something else to think about.
Again the kentrosaurus and the edmontonia face off. More Dino-Riders arrive. (Icon, Mind-Zei, Gunnur on brontosaurus, Questar on deinonychus, Tagg on pachycephalosaurus) They keep out of the fight. Gunnur is in the brontosaurus command center capsule. Questar is on his deinonychus.
Gunnur
Well let's take them down.
Questar
No, this is Yungsturs fight.
Scab
No more games, Dino-Rider. Let this be our finale fight.
Croc
You are no match for our Rulon war machine.
The kentrosaurus pushes forward and keeps firing. The edmontonia is running to evade the fire.
Croc
They're to close to use the pulse cannon.
Scab
Then do something else.
The kentrosaurus charges at the edmontonia. The edmontonia is standing infront of a tree. The edmontonia jumps to the side. The kentrosaurus smashes into the tree head first. The tree snaps.
Scab
Come on! Turn around you stupid beast.
Croc
Get going. Get going.
The edmontonia shakes his head to clear it and follows the edmontonia. The kentrosaurus club starts spinning.
Scab
charge!
The edmontonia and the kentrosaurus charge at each other. They butt heads. They detach and the kentrosaurus turns. Yungstur touches his AMP.
Yungsur
telepathically, AMP glows Step on it, boy. Now!
The edmontonia steps onto the kentrosaurus's club and destroys it. It then attacks the kentrosaurus from the side and flips it over. The Dino-Rider spectators are rejoicing.
Krulos
from off Dino-Riders. This is not a mere sporting contest, we are engaged in. This is war.
Krulos has lead his troops here. (several triceratops and pteroanodon) He is riding a triceratops. His force attacks. Tagg and Questar on their respective dinosaurs run for cover. The Dino-Riders return fire. The edmontonia also aims for the aerial threat. The edmontonia lowers its shield plating and Yungstur jumps out.
Yungstur
Turret take over. There is something I have to do.
Yungstur runs into the jungle, where he meets his fully equipped quetzacoatlus.
Yungstur
Good boy. I knew you'd come.
Yungsur mounts the quetzacoatlus.
19:37 Yungstur is flying towards the Dreadnaught. He destroys the cave in which the new pulse cannon is built.
Yungstur
Maybe that will make you think twice, before you poison the river.
19:58
Krulos
We've been sabotaged. Return to base. Return to base. Scab! Croc! you will pay for this defeat.
The Rulons retreat.
Gunnur
What do you suppose happened.
Yungstur lands infront of the brontosaurus and dismounts. Questar walks to him.
Questar
I take it, that was your doing.
Yungstur
Yes, I. There was a message, I wanted to send to Krulos personally; But I didn't do it out of anger or hate. From now on, I'll leave those feelings to Krulos.
Gunnur puts his arm around Yungstur.
Gunnur
Yeah, he's had more practice with them.
Turret
laughs Chances are, he's practicing them this very minute.
The Dino-Riders laugh.