Morphylogeny

VR Troopers

Opening credits scenes, VR Troopers Season 1 Version 1.

Opening is about 01:00;00 by itself.


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METALDER #18.

Brief flashing in the middle of a screen-engulfing explosion.

Trimmed heavily. More on this in a minute.

METALDER #02.

VR Ryan flies on his VR Turbo Cycle across a forest, as seen in the monoeye POV of Air Striker.

Cropped in closer than source.

SPIELBAN #02.

VR JB presses the thumb button on his joystick.

Trims start to remove him working controls.

Original footage.

Futuristic jet fires missiles down from the sky.

Part of a series of original shots done for VRT that were never used in show, only in the original syndication commercial bumpers for the series.

SPIELBAN #05.

Three Air Fighters fly in formation over us.


VR TROOPERS 107.

Kaitlin lowers her camera.


VR TROOPERS 107.

JB looks intense in the dojo.


VR TROOPERS 107.

Ryan steps to the side in front of the Doubles Cup Competition sign.


VR TROOPERS 103.

The three Battle Grid VR Troopers fly into the Battle Grid.

Fades into next shot.

METALDER #18.

A massive, screen-engulfing explosion erupts, as the VR Troopers logo zooms in.

Background footage is later reused in Metalder #37, but also appears in Spielban #44.

VR TROOPERS 101.

JB, Kaitlin, and Ryan walk through a crowd of protesters at the nuclear plant.


VR TROOPERS 101.

Karl Ziktor looks in with a creepy smile on his iguana Juliet.


VR TROOPERS 116.

Ryan grabs JB's arm and slams him onto the mat.


METALDER #01.

Fighterbot fires lasers from his wings as he flies to our left.

Unusually darkened.

METALDER #03.

Kaitlin's car converts from flying mode to driving mode.


VR TROOPERS 102.

Jeb sits in the lab and turns and looks at the camera.


METALDER #06/01.

Grimlord morphs into an old man.

First used in VRT 101; plays in reverse.

VR TROOPERS 101.

The Trooper trio (and Jeb) enter the VR Lab for the first time.


VR TROOPERS 101.

The Trooper trio wear VR Visors in the lab, Kaitlin checking out her hand.


VR TROOPERS 101.

Wearing his VR Visor, Ryan turns his head sharply.


VR TROOPERS 101.

The three Virtualizers slide out of the console.


VR TROOPERS 101 et al.

The Trooper Trio hold up their glowing Virtualizers.


VR TROOPERS 101 et al.

Close on Ryan's head as he begins to transform.


METALDER #01 et al.

VR Ryan finishes transforming.


VR TROOPERS 101.

The VR Visor-wearing trio have a bad early 90's CGI freakout.


VR TROOPERS 101 et al.

Close on Kaitlin's head as she begins to transform.


SPIELBAN #01.

VR Kaitlin lands in the Skybase cockpit.


SPIELBAN #01.

VR Kaitlin sits in the Skybase cockpit.


VR TROOPERS 105.

Battle Grid Kaitlin flies solo through the portal to the VR Battle Grid.


VR TROOPERS 101 et al.

Close on JB's head as he begins to transform.


SPIELBAN #05.

VR JB pulls out his laser pistol, as seen through Eliminator's targeting sight vision.


SPIELBAN #05.

VR JB, holding pistol, looks confused.


VR TROOPERS 144.

Battle Grid JB flies into the suddenly materializing portal to the VR Battle Grid.


VR TROOPERS 101.

All three VR Troopers stand side by side, as seen in the VR Visor.


SPIELBAN #05.

VR JB presses his belt button, causing crackling around him, as he sends Quantum Cruisers back to Virtual Reality.


METALDER #02.

Zoom in on Decimator walking forth in the dungeon.


METALDER #20.

Close on Tankotron.


METALDER #18.

Zoom in close on Grimlord.

Plays in reverse of source.

METALDER #18.

Massive explosion erupts.

Recycled and shortened.

Upper left: VR TROOPERS 101.
Upper right: METALDER #06.
Lower right: VR TROOPERS 103.
Lower left: VR TROOPERS 103.
Dead Center: Original footage.

Clockwise from upper left: Ryan takes down a competitor in a karate competition; VR Ryan grabs Metalbot's arm and begins to flip him over his shoulder; Ryan transforms to Battle Grid Mode; Ryan sits outside the temple contemplating life; then center shot is Ryan in a yellow shirt.


Upper left: VR TROOPERS 103.
Upper right: VR TROOPERS 101.
Lower right: VR TROOPERS 109.
Lower left: VR TROOPERS 102.
Dead Center: Original footage.

Clockwise from upper left: Kaitlin transforms to Battle Grid Mode; Kaitlin looks determined in the Underground Voice newsroom; VR Kaitlin leaps up and flies up to the Skybase; Kaitlin does karate in the dojo; then center shot of Kaitlin smiling at us.

Flying up to Skybase is US footage with use of Spielban #01 et al sequence.

Upper left: SPIELBAN #05.
Upper right: VR TROOPERS 103.
Lower right: VR TROOPERS 101.
Lower left: VR TROOPERS 107.
Dead Center: Original footage.

Clockwise from upper left: VR JB leaps outward from a massive explosion behind him with his pistol and saber in hand; JB transforms to Battle Grid Mode; JB works on the dojo computer; JB fights a Skug in a parking lot; then center shot is JB smiling while on the docks.


VR TROOPERS 102.

Karl Ziktor, bent over at his desk, looks down at Juliet on it.


METALDER #01.

Close on VR Ryan lowering arms.


SPIELBAN #01.

Close on VR Kaitlin in the snow.


SPIELBAN #01.

Close on VR JB in the snow.


METALDER #18.

The VR Troopers logo over the massive explosion.

Recycled and shortened considerably.

Original footage.

Tao practices a karate stance in the dojo.


Original footage.

Professor Hart looks at us, unbemused.


VR TROOPERS 120.

Jeb sits there, panting in the park.


SPIELBAN END CREDITS.

VR JB rides his VR Fighterbike on the road past us twice.


METALDER #02.

VR Ryan's yellow eyes light up while lying on the lab exam table.

Mirror-flipped.

VR TROOPERS 102.

VR Ryan devirtualizes back to regular Ryan on the lab exam table.


SPIELBAN #35.

A trio of Air Fighters fire upon VR JB riding his VR Fighterbike, bursting around him as he rides past, then a single Air Fighter spins as it dives and fires bolts downward.


SPIELBAN #04.

The VR Battlecruiser lands on and rides across rough terrain.


METALDER #18.

A massive, screen-engulfing explosion erupts, as the VR Troopers logo zooms in.

Recycled; fades to black.