Morphylogeny

VR Troopers

#11: VRT 111 "Error in the System".

Features Footage from (bold = new):
Metalder, episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 25, & 35; and Spielban, episodes 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 21, 37, & End Credits.

The complete program, from opening to end of end credits, lasts roughly 21:20;14.

Opening is about 1:00; by itself.

Ending is about 0:30; by itself.


Opening Credits

Source Description Edit Note
METALDER #01.

Zoom in on Ziktor Tower.

Recycled; Fades in from prior shot.

VRT 101.

Karl Ziktor morphs into Grimlord and materializes onto his throne.

Recycled.

METALDER #07.

The camera lowers into the Virtual Dungeon, as Grimlord addresses his assembled Mutants, a pair of women kneeling in the middle.

Recycled.

METALDER #05.

Medium shot of Grimlord talking a lot.

Recycled, cuts before zoom in and arm raise; fades to black.

METALDER #02.

Air Striker speaks up close.

Recycled.

METALDER #02.

Air Striker's back propeller begins to spin, as he spreads arms and flies into the sky .

Recycled.

METALDER #03.

Close on Air Striker flying, then a downward angle shot of Kaitlin's car driving on the road (on the left! shh!) as Air Striker hovers just above and Fighterbot swoops past.

Recycled.

METALDER #03.

Close on Fighterbot flying along as he lowers his nosecone head tip.

Recycled.

METALDER #03.

POV of monoeye scanning and locking onto Kaitlin's car driving below.

Recycled.

METALDER #03.

Fighterbot dives down firing lasers from wings.

Recycled; darkened.

METALDER #19.

An explosion beside a rock.

Recycled; zoomed in slightly and slowed.

METALDER #03.

Kaitlin's car rounds a corner as dirt bursts continue to erupt around it.

Trims start heavily.

METALDER #06.

A bunch of mutants approach a cliff.

Recycled, but zoomed in slightly; single frame artifact, likely from reuse of footage from VRT 109.

METALDER #19.

An explosion beside a rock.

Recycled; zoomed in slightly and slowed.

METALDER #03.

Kaitlin's car swerves off the road just as a dirt burst erupts in the road.

Recycled, still trims start.

METALDER #03.

Driver's POV of Kaitlin's car driving roughly down a dirt road.

Recycled.

METALDER #25.

Kaitlin's car converts to flying mode and takes off.


METALDER #25.

Air Striker flies to our left, then he fires a wrist missile.

Recycled, per source.

METALDER #25.

Fighterbot dives down firing lasers from wings.

Recycled, per source.

METALDER #25.

Kaitlin's car flies past sparkings as Fighterbot & Air Striker approach.

Split.

METALDER #25.

Continued, Kaitlin's car keeps on flying through sparkings right at Fighterbot & Air Striker.

Split from before.

METALDER #25.

Fighterbot fires lasers from wings downward.

Recycled, per source.

METALDER #25.

Air Striker approaches.


METALDER #03.

Kaitlin's car flies away from us.

Recycled.

METALDER #03.

Kaitlin's car reverts from flying mode to driving.

Recycled.

METALDER #02.

Air Striker does a barrel roll through thick clouds.

Recycled.

METALDER #02.

Air Striker flies over the forest.

Recycled; transitions out.

METALDER #08.

Dreammaster grips chain as it sparks.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #07.

Slice readies weapon.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #08.

Close on a Gunbot and a Tankbot firing cannons forth.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #06.

Metalbot punches at us.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #04.

Crabor begins to whip at us.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #03.

Hammerbot begins to slam his hammer down at us.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #01.

Cannonnose fires his cannon nose at us.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #06.

Metalbot raises his arms.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #03.

The Invincible Blade charges forth in the Virtual Dungeon.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #02.

Cannonbot fires his cannon head forth, blowing up a rock.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #02.

Air Striker begins to take off from a quarry.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #01.

Decimator charges forth.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #02.

Cannonbot reaches down close to the camera.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #03.

Slight zoom in on Zelton in the Virtual Dungeon.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #07.

Two shots of Dice in the woods.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #08.

Zelton rides a motorcycle in front of a pair of Vanbots.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #03.

Hammerbot throws a scythe in the forest.

Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #01.

Decimator readies saber in red background.

Recycled; Altered to fit VR visor vision; part of rapid pace montage.

METALDER #07.

The camera lowers into the Virtual Dungeon, as Grimlord addresses his assembled Mutants, a pair of women kneeling in the middle, quick zoom in on Grimlord.

Recycled, but runs longer and trimmed at start; fades in from prior shot.

METALDER #03.

The assembled mutants stir in the Virtual Dungeon, with Zelton stepping forth and about to raise an arm.

Cuts before zoom in.

METALDER #01.

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

Recycled.

METALDER #01 / SPIELBAN #07.

Grimlord's energy summons an energy screen above the mutants in the Dungeon, forming an image of the camera submerging itself in the ocean.

Background footage recycled, insert is new; cuts follow-up shot of underwater rocks.

SPIELBAN #07.

A barred door to an underwater cave releases bubbles.

Fades to next shot.

SPIELBAN #07.

In an underwater cave, Metaborg in tank mode drives along.

Recycled, but first time in context; still cuts follow-up shot of Metaborg popping up head due to onscreen text; fades in from prior shot, and fades out to next.

SPIELBAN #07.

Zoom out from a pulsing silver dome.

Recycled, but plays in proper direction; fades out from prior shot, and fades into next.

SPIELBAN #07.

Zoom out as four Skugs work in a laboratory... hey, what's Doctor Who's Tardis console doing there?!

Recycled; fades in from prior shot; cuts follow-up close-up of water tube.

METALDER #05.

Grimlord talks for a moment, raising his right hand before the shot zooms in.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #07.

General Ivar talks and points upward with his right hand.

Recycled, but still shortened.

METALDER #07.

Grimlord talks in a close upward angle.

Recycled; split.

METALDER #05 / SPIELBAN #21.

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

Recycled.

METALDER #07.

Continued, Grimlord talks in a close upward angle.

Recycled; split from before.

METALDER #07.

Shot of the Dungeon mutants, Slashbot & Polarbot in the front, all clamouring.

Recycled.

METALDER #35

Kaitlin's car drives through a field as shot zooms in.


METALDER #35.

Kaitlin's car takes flight.

Recycled.

METALDER #03.

Kaitlin's car flies away from us.

Recycled.

METALDER #03.

Kaitlin's car reverts from flying mode to driving.

Recycled; transitions out.

METALDER #07.

Grimlord talks in a close upward angle.

Recycled, trimmed down a little.

VRT 101.

The three Trooper teens hold their glowing Virtualizers.

Recycled, but cuts them raising them.

VRT 101.

Ryan's VR transformation sequence.

Recycled; both shots shortened.

METALDER #35.

Wait, what the hell?! This and the last three shots are inexplicably sourced from the opening credits!

I guess this is an error in the system? Ha. Ha.

VRT 101.

Ryan's VR transformation sequence.

Recycled again, fully this time.

VRT 101.

J.B.'s VR transformation sequence.

Recycled.

VRT 101.

Kaitlin's VR transformation sequence.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #01.

POV of passing through the Skybase entry tunnel.

Recycled.

METALDER #01.

Grimlord talks in medium close-up angle.

Fades in from prior shot; Cuts before zoom in.

METALDER #07.

The camera lowers into the Virtual Dungeon, as Grimlord addresses his assembled Mutants, a pair of women kneeling in the middle.

Recycled, but cuts before fully lowering.

METALDER #01.

Close on Grimlord talking and raising his right hand.

Recycled (actually split off from the end of the shot started two shots ago); fades to black.

SPIELBAN #07.

The VR Skybase flies straight out of a wall of clouds.

Fades in from black.

SPIELBAN #01 et al.

Professor Hart talks on VR Skybase monitor.

Recycled background plate with US footage attached. I'll not be mentioning these anymore except when they feature Japanese footage within.

SPIELBAN #01.

POV of exiting the Skybase entry port tunnel.

Recycled, plays in reverse.

SPIELBAN #01.

VR JB drops from the VR Skybase entry port.

Second part of shot plays in reverse.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB dives through the air, landing atop a quarry hill, turns around and poses.

Last shot is recycled, but runs fully for first time.

SPIELBAN #07.

The VR Skybase flies at us.

Recycled, transitions out.

METALDER #07.

The camera lowers into the Virtual Dungeon, as Grimlord addresses his assembled Mutants, a pair of women kneeling in the middle, quick zoom in on Grimlord.

Recycled, but runs longer at end and trimmed at start; fades in from prior shot.

SPIELBAN #07.

General Ivar faces a console, gesturing arm while talking and then making a fist.

Trims start to remove him stepping up to console.

SPIELBAN #07.

A Quantum Cruiser exits the Air Castle.

Recycled; fades out to next shot.

SPIELBAN #07.

A fleet of five Quantum Cruisers fly through the sky.

Recycled; fades in from prior shot.

SPIELBAN #09.

Pan across his laboratory as Colonel Icebot stands looking into a machine.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #09.

Colonel Icebot turns around from the device and looks our way.

Recycled; Mirror-flipped; transitions out.

SPIELBAN #07.

Metaborg drives forth, driving through VR JB, knocking him down, though he quickly recovers and speaks into his wrist.


SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB's eyes glow.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB's POV of a quick zoom-in on Metaborg.

Spruced up from source.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB turns and looks to our upper left.

Trims start to remove VR JB falling and rolling; pushed up from source position.

SPIELBAN #07.

A fleet of five Quantum Cruisers fly through the sky.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

Quantum Cruiser fires to our upper right.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

A trio of dirt bursts erupt around VR JB.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

Close on VR JB flailing about amid dirt bursts.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB falls and rolls, but quickly recovers.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #07.

Sharp zoom in on VR JB posing defensively.

Trims start.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB's eyes glow.

Recycled again.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB's POV of a quick zoom-in on Metaborg.

Recycled, still spruced up.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB unholsters his Laser Pistol and fires on Metaborg, bursting him as he sinks his head into his body. VR JB skips back a few steps as the smoke clears and the villain rises his head back up.


SPIELBAN #07.

Sharp zoom in on VR JB posing defensively.

Recycled, but runs fully and in context.

SPIELBAN #07.

As Metaborg fires a ball of pink energy forth, VR JB dodges, causing the ball of light to spin through the air, then circle back and crash explosively behind VR JB as he dives out of the way.

VR JB POV shots spruced up from source.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB falls, rolls, recovers, then looks upward as Quantum Cruisers arrive and fire upon him, dirt bursting about behind him.

Recycled again (though shot 1 runs fully for the first time); mirror-flipped.

SPIELBAN #01.

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

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB looks to our upper right with Saber in hand.

Cuts before he summons Techno Bazooka.

SPIELBAN #07.

The VR Skybase flies to our left as VR Ryan talks in its cockpit.

Recycled, but altered to fit VR JB POV; VR Ryan shot is US.

SPIELBAN END CREDITS.

The VR Skybase flies high up over us.


SPIELBAN #02.

VR JB shifts both of the Skybase controls then presses button.

Recycled; supposed to be VR Ryan.

SPIELBAN #02.

The VR Skybase fires both cannons to our left.


SPIELBAN #07.

A Quantum Cruiser is shot with a laser, exploding it.

Recycled, per source; cuts follow-up Quantum Cruisers exploding.

SPIELBAN #02.

Close on an explosion in the sky.

Recycled; Trims start to remove Quantum Cruiser.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB turns around quickly and poses defensively, as Metaborg drives right at him, rams him, he falls down, then Metaborg drives over VR JB.

Cuts follow-ups of Metaborg running into him again, then Skugs joining the scene.

SPIELBAN #07.

Metaborg metamorphoses into a humanoid form. VR JB grips his Saber, as Metaborg shows off his new body and talks, before marching forth, prompting VR JB to rush into battle.

Cuts follow-ups of VR JB slashing Metaborg, who then punches him.

SPIELBAN #07.

Metaborg punches VR JB, causing him to flip over. Metaborg then rams his flat head into VR JB, knocking him down as a group of four Skugs cheer from the sidelines.

Cuts follow-up of Skugs passing a hookah around.

SPIELBAN #07.

The VR Skybase flies at us.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #07.

Metaborg flips VR JB over several times, slamming him down on the ground as he does.


SPIELBAN #07.

As two Skugs cheer, the other two fight over a hookah.

Split.

SPIELBAN #07.

Metaborg socks it to VR JB.


SPIELBAN #07.

Continued, the four Skugs cheer some more.

Split from two shots ago, but trims a little over the hookah Skug slapping the other one; split again.

SPIELBAN #07.

Metaborg chest punches VR JB, then prepares to bring down his other fist.


SPIELBAN #07.

Concluded, the four Skugs cheer even more.

Split from two shots ago.

SPIELBAN #07.

Punched by Metaborg, VR JB falls, and recovers to a knee.


SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB's eyes cease glowing, his chest bits blink, and his circuitry flashes.

Shots 1 & 2 are recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB struggles to get up, leaning on his Saber, when Metaborg comes over and punches him back down. VR JB gets back up, but Metaborg kicks him down, as Skugs riot in the background.

Last shot is altered to fit Skybase monitor; splits end.

SPIELBAN #01.

The VR Skybase opens up its cargo hatch.


SPIELBAN #01.

The VR Battlecruiser undocks from within the VR Skybase and falls to the Earth.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #07.

Continued, Metaborg begins to march forth, when he turns sharply to look upward our right.

Split from a few shots ago.

SPIELBAN #07.

The VR Battlecruiser lands on and rides across rough terrain.

US replaces follow-up VR Kaitlin cockpit shot.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR Battlecruiser extends its cannon and fires.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

Explosions erupt around Metaborg and the Skugs, knocking them off their feet. VR Kaitlin then leaps out of the Battlecruiser cockpit, and rushes over to VR JB's side, comforting him and talking to him, as he replies. She then helps him sit up.


SPIELBAN #07.

Standing up in dramatic slow motion, VRs Kaitlin & JB turn and face each other, and slowly reach out and touch palms in the world's slowest and most gentle high five.

Recycled, but runs fully and in context.

SPIELBAN #07.

A young girl and boy, touching hands in silhouetted in front of the sun, release energy. VR Kaitlin and VR JB continue to touch hands, switching hands until they connect, VR Kaitlin's eyes glowing, as electricity flows from her into VR JB, soon eyebeams also connecting between the pair, until they finally break off. VRs JB & Kaitlin turn to face Metaborg, who approaches. VR JB pulls out his Laser Pistol, nod-talks to his teammate, prompting VR Kaitlin to reply and then pull out her Laser, as well. The pair fire their Pistols forth, blasting Metaborg. He then staggers and smokes, the two Troopers anxiously pacing as he keeps heading at them despite being stunned.

Shot 17 has a few freeze-frame moments in source that are eliminated here.

SPIELBAN #07.

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 #07.

Metaborg continues to stagger forth.


SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB stabs one Laser Lance glowing saber end forth.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

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


SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB nod-talks quickly, then twirls his Laser Lance about, slicing upward diagonal, then downward diagonal.

Recycled, per source.

SPIELBAN #07.

Metaborg is energy sliced and crackles, until VR JB turns around and stands poised as Metaborg falls and explodes massively. VR JB then turns around and nod-talks.

Cuts final shot before he leaps out of there.

SPIELBAN #07.

The VR Skybase flies at us.

Recycled; transitions out.

METALDER #02.

Head turned slight to our right, Grimlord speaks a little, as he turns his head to look around slowly, then raises his left fist.

Partially recycled at start, most of which is trimmed off; Fades in from prior shot.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB nod-talks.

Recycled; shortened; Altered to fit VR Skybase backplate.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB stands there.

Recycled; shortened; Altered to fit VR Skybase backplate.

SPIELBAN #07.

VR JB leaps up, flips over the camera, then lands in the VR Battlecruiser cockpit, where he speaks and raises a fist, before grabbing the controls. The Battlecruiser changes into drill tank mode, drives forth, then drills into the ground, digging deep into the earth, until it reaches the underwater lab, smashing through its wall, surprising the Skugs within.

First shot is trimmed off part from earlier; replaces follow-up shot of VR JB in cockpit.

SPIELBAN #37.

VR JB grips the controls in the smoky Battlecruiser cockpit.

Trimmed heavily.

SPIELBAN #02.

VR JB shifts both of the Skybase controls then presses button.

Recycled.

SPIELBAN #07.

The VR Battlecruiser slash Drilltank fires its lasers forth, bursting the heck out of the Tardis control room, sending the Skugs flailing about.

Cuts follow-ups of the underwater lab exterior exploding.

SPIELBAN #37.

In the smoky Battlecruiser cockpit, VR JB nod-talks.

Fades out before the stuff we already used.

METALDER #01.

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

Recycled; fades in from prior shot.

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 composite from VRT 107.

SPIELBAN #06.

General Ivar turns to face us, talks, motions arms, then makes a fist.


METALDER #06.

Close on Grimlord, talking as his eyes glow red, then his right fist clenches and glows red as well.

Recycled, trims start; fades to black.

Ending Credits