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VR Troopers

#08: VRT 108 "Kaitlin's Little Helper".

Features Footage from (bold = new):
Metalder, episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 22, & 35; and Spielban, episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 21, & 37.

The complete program, from opening to end of end credits, lasts roughly 21:17;00.

Opening is about 1:00; by itself.

Ending is about 0:30; by itself.


Opening Credits

Source Description Edit Note
VRT 101.

Karl Ziktor morphs into Grimlord and materializes onto his throne.

Recycled.

METALDER #01.

The mutants stand silently as camera pans left across the room of them.

Recycled; trims start.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord raises his right hand, palm outward, then points forth, shooting a beam of energy at us.

Recycled.

METALDER #01 / SPIELBAN #21.

Grimlord's energy summons an energy screen above the mutants in the Dungeon, forming an image of Colonel Icebot as he talks close with a fist raised that he slowly lowers.

Recycled, both sets of footage.

METALDER #35.

Close side angle on Grimlord talking, Decimator in background.

Shortened.

METALDER #05 / SPIELBAN #21.

Colonel Icebot lowers his right fist while talking, as the virtual mutants watch from behind the energy screen.

Recycled, both sets of footage.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord talks in a medium shot, then a slight quick zoom in closer on him.

Recycled (though might run a little longer than usual usage), but fades to black before he can motion hand forth.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord raises his right hand, palm outward, then points forth, shooting a beam of energy at us.

Recycled again.

METALDER #01 / SPIELBAN #21.

Grimlord's energy summons an energy screen above the mutants in the Dungeon, forming an image of Colonel Icebot as he talks close with a fist raised that he slowly lowers.

Recycled again, both sets of footage.

METALDER #04.

Slight distant zoom in on Grimlord talking on his throne.

Trims start heavily to remove zoom in past mutants.

METALDER #08.

Green slime oozes out of a vent and slides down a wall onto the floor.

Shot 1 trims zoom in past Japanese man and cuts before more seepage; shot 2 plays in reverse.

METALDER #03.

Shot zooms in from a very far angle onto Grimlord as he lifts his right hand held outward.

Recycled, but runs in proper order for a change, though still trimmed down.

METALDER #03.

With his posse behind him, Zelton reaches out with his right hand as he speaks.

Partially recycled, runs longer, though still shortened.

METALDER #01.

Zoom in close on Grimlord talking, raising his right hand.

Recycled, trimmed to end; transitions out.

METALDER #06.

As seen from the back of the room, Grimlord addresses the silent, still, and darkened crowd of Mutants.

Recycled; shortened; fades in from prior shot.

METALDER #01.

Pan left as Grimlord talks and raises his arms.

Recycled, but still shortened.

METALDER #01.

The virtual mutants all raise their right arms into the air to hail Grimlord.

Recycled, cuts before they lower arms; transitions out.

METALDER #06.

As seen from the back of the room, Grimlord addresses the silent, still, and darkened crowd of Mutants.

Recycled again.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord raises his right hand, palm outward, then points forth, shooting a beam of energy at us.

Recycled again.

METALDER #01 / SPIELBAN #02.

Grimlord's energy summons an energy screen above the mutants in the Dungeon, forming an image of General Ivar, motioning his right hand as he talks close.

Recycled, both sets of footage.

METALDER #06.

Close on Grimlord talking and looking from side to side.

Recycled.

METALDER #05 / SPIELBAN #02.

General Ivar talks as the virtual mutants watch from behind the energy screen.

Recycled.

METALDER #11.

Zoom in past shoulder of Zelton onto Grimlord talking on his throne.

Shortened.

METALDER #09.

Grimlord talks a bit.

Recycled, still cuts before he raises arm.

SPIELBAN #10.

General Ivar pumps fist into the air, as Gunslinger readies his rifle and aims it at us.

Trims start so you can't fully see Desponda; slowed down; cuts follow-up close-up of villain due to Japanese text.

METALDER #01.

Close on Grimlord talking, then raising his right hand.

Recycled; cuts before he fully raises hand.

SPIELBAN #07.

General Ivar talks and points upward with his right hand.

Shortened; Transitions out.

SPIELBAN #07.

A fleet of five Quantum Cruisers fly through the sky.

Recycled; altered to fit Hart's monitors.

SPIELBAN #08.

A trio of Air Fighters fly forth, viewed from a slightly downward angle.

Cuts before they explode; Altered to fit Hart's monitors.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger paces to our right slowly.

Slowed; Altered to fit Hart's monitors.

VRT 101.

The three Trooper teens raise their glowing Virtualizers.

Recycled.

VRT 101.

Ryan's VR transformation sequence.

Recycled.

VRT 101.

J.B.'s VR transformation sequence.

Recycled; cuts before final shot finishes.

VRT 101.

Kaitlin's VR transformation sequence.

Recycled; cuts before final shot finishes.

SPIELBAN #01.

The VR Skybase flies out of a cloud to our slight left.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #02.

"VR Ryan" flies up into the VR Skybase.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01 et al.

A scan of the mountains as seen on the VR Skybase monitor.

Recycled background plate with US footage attached; all those aerial shots of the ground in VRT are actually stock taken from original MMPR shoots, for the record.

SPIELBAN #01.

The VR Skybase passes to our slight left.

Recycled; transitions out.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord raises his right hand, palm outward, then points forth, shooting a beam of energy at us.

Recycled again.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord's energy summons an energy screen above the mutants in the Dungeon, forming an image of Skugs hanging out with a little girl in the woods.

Recycled background plate with new US footage inserted.

METALDER #01.

Close on Grimlord talking and then raising his right hand.

Recycled, trimmed heavily.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB talks to VR Kaitlin, who responds with a thumbs up before she rushes off and he faces front battle ready.

Recycled, but first time in context of sorts (still cuts surrounding usable footage featuring Gunslinger); altered to fit Hart's monitor; transitions in.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR Kaitlin races up a dirt road in the woods and stops atop a hill.


SPIELBAN #11.

Four Skugs approach, one with an axe attacking VR Kaitlin, who kicks him away, dodges a second one, blocks its axe then punches it aside, before a third tries the same and gets knocked aside.


SPIELBAN #01.

Skybase bursts as more Air Fighters also fire upon it with same results.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01.

A trio of Air Fighters flies forth from the clouds, while another trio swoops in from the side.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01.

"VR Ryan" presses button on control stick in VR Battlecruiser.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01.

Skybase fires forth.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01.

A couple of missiles gets close to a trio of Air Fighters, exploding them massively in midair.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #1 et al.

Jeb talks on the VR Skybase monitor.

Recycled background plate, new US insert.

SPIELBAN #01 / SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB talks while looking up on the VR Skybase monitor.

New footage altered to fit into recycled background plate.

SPIELBAN #11 / METALDER #22.

Gunslinger stands antsy with his back to us on a cliff as VR Ryan talks in front of a cliff.

Altered to fit VR JB vision.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB watches as Gunslinger stands antsy with his back to us on a cliff, before stopping, turning around repeatedly, and tipping his hat up.


SPIELBAN #01 et al / SPIELBAN #03.

VR Kaitlin poses as shot semi-circles around her, as seen on the VR Skybase monitor.

Altered to fit recycled monitor backplate; cuts before we see VR JB.

SPIELBAN #03.

VR Kaitlin poses and talks. Her eyes glow, then close-ups of her blinking body details.

Recycled, cuts follow-up shot of holster.

SPIELBAN #01.

VR Kaitlin hops over an axe-swinging Skug, heads down the hill and blocks another's axe slash.

Mirror-flipped.

SPIELBAN #03.

VR Kaitlin finishes dodging one Skug, twirls around and blocks another before knocking it down, then blocks a third Skug's axe and chops it down as well.

Trims start to remove her flipping onto scene.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord points forth, shooting a beam of energy at us.

Recycled, but trims start.

METALDER #01 / SPIELBAN #04.

Grimlord's energy summons an energy screen above the mutants in the Dungeon, forming an image of VR Kaitlin falling and rolling down the side of a quarry hill.

Recycled backplate with new insert stuff.

METALDER #02.

Close on Grimlord talking, then raising his right hand up.

Trims start of him looking about.

SPIELBAN #01.

A Quantum Cruiser spits six pods out, which crash to Earth and explode.

Recycled, but cuts before transition from explosions to tanks.

SPIELBAN #04.

A dirt burst erupts behind VR Kaitlin as she twirls out of the way of the second one that erupts before her.


SPIELBAN #04.

VR Kaitlin falls and rolls in a quarry, then gets up into a crouch.

Recycled, but runs a little longer than before but cuts before she turns.

SPIELBAN #03.

VR Kaitlin's POV of a group of six Skugs in a quarry.

Altered to fit VR Kaitlin vision; slowed.

SPIELBAN #11.

Looking upward, VR JB shifts slightly.

Cuts surrounding fight sequence.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger takes off his hat and pitches it forth.


SPIELBAN #11.

Looking upward, VR JB shifts slightly.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger's hat hits a rock and explodes.


SPIELBAN #11.

Close up on VR JB looking upward.

Pushed back from source position.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger (now poncho-less) faces VR JB from across a field, VR JB speaks quickly, a shot of his POV of the villain, then Gunslinger talks up close while pacing to his left.

Shot 3 is spruced up from source; final shot is partially recycled, but cuts before he looks up suddenly; cuts follow-up of villain's POV of VR JB leaping.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger fires his shotgun forth, causing a dirt burst behind the flipping VR JB, who then falls and rolls, pulls out his Laser Pistol and fires it a few times, the blasts blocked by Gunslinger's pink energy shield. Gunslinger then deactivates the shield and talks, VR JB replies, Gunslinger cocks his shotgun and fires, VR JB diving into a ditch as dirt bursts before it. Gunslinger approaches, VR JB hides behind the dirt dune for a moment, then rushes off.

Trims start to remove cocking of gun; shot 5 trims off an additional blasting.

SPIELBAN #01.

The VR Skybase passes to our slight left.

Recycled again.

SPIELBAN #01.

POV of exiting the Skybase entry port tunnel.

Recycled.

METALDER #10.

VR Ryan backflips.

Recycled (a single frame artifact of Fiddlebot appears at start).

SPIELBAN #37.

The VR Interceptor swoops down then flies up over a mountainside.

Might've been sourced from the end credits of any given ep.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger steps forth, lowers his gun, raises his head antenna, as VR JB races around behind the quarry rock piles.

Cuts follow-up close-up of Gunslinger's head with antenna.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB continues racing around the rock piles, Gunslinger keeps searching with his antenna, VR JB stops suddenly, Gunslinger turns around, VR JB leaps up.

Cuts follow-ups of Gunslinger cocking gun and firing.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB leaps up as dirt bursts behind him, firing his Laser Pistol forth, blasting Gunslinger's shotgun out of his hands and onto the ground. VR JB readies saber and slashes at Gunslinger, who blocks with his energy shield, knocking VR JB's saber out of his hands and onto the ground.

Cuts follow-ups of Gunslinger talking and pulling out sword.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger attacks VR JB with his big ol' sword, VR JB dodging a lot, but getting smokily hit a few times as he tries to fight back, before finally leaping over him, only to get slashed as his way over. He falls, gets back up, and blocks Gunslinger's sword with his forearm repeatedly, until he catches the blade with both hands, only to get the sword against his chest smokily. VR JB struggles as Gunslinger presses forth, but he keeps hold of the sword, until VR Kaitlin jumpkicks in and knocks Gunslinger away. VR Kaitlin and VR JB nod-talks to each other quickly, before both look forth.

Cuts shot 4 before additional slashing; cuts follow-up of pair fighting Gunslinger a bit.

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger slashes his sword between VR Kaitlin & VR JB as they dodge and double strike him on the back, but he turns around and smokily slashes VR Kaitlin down, VR JB looks concerned, then dodges Gunslinger's slashes for a bit, VR Kaitlin goes to pull out her Laser Pistol, so Gunslinger turns his left hand into a gun and fires on her, bombarding her with bursts. As she collapses in dramatic slow motion, VR JB gets flipped over, then runs to her side, cradles her in his arms, where VR Kaitlin speaks to him weakly. Gunslinger taunts, so VR JB gently lays her back down, clenches his fist, then gets up, and dramatically races forth, leaps up, and gets blasted by Gunslinger, but his body suddenly glows blue, giving him the power to shatter the villain's energy shield with a punch, sending Gunslinger flying onto his back. He gets up and begins to spin around in a malfunctioning daze. VR JB recovers his saber, readies it, paces right as Gunslinger continues to writhe about violently.

Cuts follow-up close-up of Gunslinger firing gun hand randomly about.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB lowers his saber as shot zooms in.

Cuts follow-up helmet close-up.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB whips saber around, extends the hilt into a second blade that fades from laser to solid, then both blades become laser charged, as he poses with it.

Recycled, per source (Sparkily colors from transformation sequence is overlayed into footage).

SPIELBAN #11.

Gunslinger spins around while smoking.


SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB stabs one Laser Lance glowing saber end forth.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #11.

VR JB stabs Gunslinger with his extended glowing Laser Lance burstingly, then rushes forth and retracts it, before twirling it.

Cuts follow-up saber slashing stock.

SPIELBAN #11.

Energy slashed, Gunslinger crackles, as VR JB turns around and poses, while Gunslinger collapses and explodes.

Cuts before explosion gets bigger; Cuts follow-ups of VRs JB & Kaitlin regrouping.

SPIELBAN #37.

The VR Interceptor swoops down then flies up over a mountainside.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01.

General Ivar slams his fist on his console in his cockpit.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01.

General Ivar's Ravage Tank separates into an aerial module we'll call the Ravage Jet.


SPIELBAN #01.

The Ravage Jet and VR Interceptor fly off in opposite directions.


SPIELBAN #02.

Zoom in on VRs JB & Kaitlin standing on the side of a cliff.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #02.

Close on VR Kaitlin staring off into the sky.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #02.

Zoom in on VR JB lowering his saber and staring forth.


SPIELBAN #01.

VR Interceptor is chased by the Ravage Jet through the clouds.


SPIELBAN #01.

The Ravage Jet swoops down into a canyon, followed closely by the VR Interceptor. The Interceptor fires lasers forth.


SPIELBAN #01.

The VR Interceptor flies away from an explosion.

Pushed back from source position.

SPIELBAN #02.

Close on an explosion in the sky.

Recycled; Trims start to remove Quantum Cruiser.

METALDER #10.

Slight zoom in on Grimlord talking.

Shortened.

METALDER #06.

Grimlord's right fist clenches and glows red.

Recycled; fades to black.

Ending Credits