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Power Rangers Time Force
"Movie Madness, Pt 2"
Original Air Date:07/28/01 Footage and some story elements from:
Timeranger #38 - Guddonaito (Goodnight/Pleasant Dreams)
*Season 9, byte 25
*Official Fox Kids Show Number PR-1125
*25th episode of PRTF
*403rd total Power Rangers episode
Writers: Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Starring Cast:
Jason Faunt _AS_ Wes (Red Ranger)
Erin Cahill _AS_ Jen (Pink Ranger)
Kevin Kleinberg _AS_ Trip (Green Ranger)
Deborah Estelle Philips _AS_ Katie (Yellow Ranger)
Michael Copon _AS_ Lucas (Blue Ranger)
Daniel Southworth _AS_ Eric (Quantum Ranger)
Vernon Wells _AS_ Ransik
Kate Sheldon _AS_ Nadira
Additional Cast:
Bryan Cheatham _AS_ Heath
Tak Kubota _AS_ Elder Monk
Eiko Nijo _AS_ Princess
Reuben Langdon _AS_ Tour Guide [Note: Was the guy Katie roughed up for his car in ep #1!]
Kazuhiro Yokoyama _AS_ Frankie Chang
Terrence Stone _AS_ Cinecon (voice)


[Scenes from "Movie Madness, Pt. 1" (which are just the "scenes from next time" from "Full Exposure" with a quick Eric clip attached!)]

Reprising where we left off in the previous episode, though from a different angle, Wes is smack dab in the middle of a big ol' heap o' trouble! All of this is in the Wild West Movie Dimension World, with all of the sets, outfits, and everything exactly the same as I described them last episode. Don't make me repeat myself, please!! Anyway, from the opposite side, we Nadira, with her orange jumpsuited back turned to us, telling Wes (in a slightly less menacing voice), "Ah-HA! This is the end of the trail for YOU, pardner." Wes glares at the mad cowgirl, reluctantly awaiting the surrounding circle of cowboy-dressed Cyclobots to open fire. He glances over Nadira, and past Cinecon & his Cyclo-film crew, seeing something of interest in the distance. From the back end of town, comes a man on a black stallion! Not just any man, but, as Wes surprisingly utters, "Trip!?" Nadira & Cinecon both turn around, and stare shockingly agape at the approaching Calvary. Spaghetti-Western style music plays in the background, while Trip gallops directly towards his teammate. Wes gets over his astonishment to see his usually non-heroic pal saving the day, by exclaiming, "Whoo-hoo, YEAH!" Trip rides through the Cyclobots, slows his horse to a near stop in the middle of the Cyclo-circle, and urges, "Hey, Wes! Hop on!" Without hesitation, Wes climbs up and sits behind his alien teammate on the saddle, the horse picking up speed and taking them out of harm's warm in an instant. Nadira screams the whole time, "What?! Wait! You can't do that! Stop him! Aaaahh!", while jumping up and down, slapping her cowgirl hat around in a fit. Dust fills the air, kicked up by the four horselegs of the anti-apocalypse. Cinecon, the mutant director, stays on task, shouting out, "Cut! Cuuuut!!" Nadira storms over to him, and complains, "THIS was NOT s'posed to be in the script!" The Cyclobot film crew, all incredibly focused on their jobs, take notice of Nadira, with the two camerabots turning the camera around and aiming it her way to capture her rage on tape. She slaps Cinecon's arm, pushing him back sharply with a stunned grunt. Nadira yanks off her cowgirl hat again, this time screaming at the top of her lungs, "I QUIT! AHH!" She marches off the set, slapping her hat against the chest of the gaffer Cyclobot on the way by, causing the poor robodrone holding the heavy boom-mic to stagger slightly. Cinecon argues desperately with the rising starlet, "But... you haven't finished your scene!", unable to get her to stay.

At the other end of the dirt road, the horse snorts as Trip slows it to a stop, turning sidewards so the two TFs can look back at the mutants & robots in their dust. Wes pats the chuckling Trip on the shoulder, compliment, "NICE move, Trip!", before lifting his hat in the air and shouting, "Haha! See ya, SUCKERS!" Trip adds, "WHOO! Yee-haw!" Typically, in such a move of rubbing an escape in the face of adversary, the horse will lift up onto its back legs, providing a dramatically powerful shot. Not so, here. Our two heroes' enthusiasm instead frightens the horse, causing it to whine loudly, snort out a big glob of snot, and kick both Trip & Wes off his back! They plop onto their sides on the ground, faces wracked with pain from the sudden fall. Cinecon urges, "Get this, get this! ROLL film!" His Cyclobots struggle to turn the camera back around, just as two Cyclo-cowboys take aim on the thrown duo with their Saber-Blasters. Trip & Wes get up as fast as their weary bones can muster, with Wes staying uncomfortably close to character by stopping to pick his hat up out of the sand! The two Cyclobots begin firing, the bolts of explosive energy streaking around Wes & Trip as they dash into a wardrobe rack left on the lot (Trip through it, Wes over the top). Amid the sparks and smoke, they make a break for a spot behind a large wooden wagon filled with feedbags. Wes puts his hat back on, as the two sit up against the back of the wagon, breathing heavily from near-fried exhaustion. Cinecon expresses his delight in the scene by rubbing his hands together and commenting, "NIIIICE! Hehahaha!" Wes remarks breathlessly, "Riding horses looks like fun in the movies, huh!?", before grimacing. Trip groans deeply in bruised agreement, then quickly informs him, "Hey! Circuit said that Cinecon's clapboard controls the dimension!" Wes shrugs off his injuries, and pokes his heads up over the feedbags. He stares past Cinecon and the Cyclo-film crew, spotting the clapboard laying down on the wooden sidewalk. The clapboard reads the same as it always did in the last episode, except, strangely, the scene is written as 401-03, instead of 401-07, as it was shown to actually be previously! (this is because some of the Movie World scenes were switched around between filming and editing Wes whispers, "There it is!", just when the two Cyclobots open fire on them again. He safely ducks down before his head can get sparked off, and is inspired. Still breathing heavily, Wes smiles and tells Trip, "I have an idea!" He cups his hand around Trip's ear, and starts whispering unintelligibly, to which Trip listens wide-eyed and very carefully.

[Opening Credits, Version 2.1. A tiny change: Makoto Yokoyama's name has been replaced by Akihiro Noguchi as co-Stunt Choreographer.]

It's back to Jungle Movie Dimension World we go, and guess who's back with us? Why, it's our old buddy, Mr. Widescreen! Hello, black bars at the top and bottom of the footage! This means the Cyclo-camera must be rolling, as the scene shows the headhunter tribe preparing for dinner. A couple of masked guys in rags beat on drums, while several with spears dance around the boiling cauldron in the middle of the village. Reluctantly watching this from inside his constraining twig-barred cage, Eric pulls back his extra-long black hair nervously. He shifts about his cage, scoping out the area, trying to find salvation. It comes at last, in the form of that chimpanzee he helped feed last episode! The little guy is wandering around in the bushes, prompting Eric to begin making clicking sounds with his jaw. The chimp hears the summoning of Tarz-Eric, tilts his head back, and gives him a big gummy smile. Eric urges softly, "C'mon." The chimp crawls hunched over through the back of the camp, the limited field of vision of the headhunter's masks preventing them from noticing him. Lancelot Link picks up a jagged arrowhead knife laying on a rock, and uses it to cut the rope lock on the cage! Eric slips out of his prison, and gives the chimp a pat on the head & hug, whispering, "All right. Thanks a lot, little guy." The gently chattering simian scurries off into the jungle, leaving Eric to find his own way out of the camp. The cannibalistic headhunters finally cease banging on the drum slowly, when one of their warriors notices Eric sneaking off. With a cry of "Walla!", the other tribal warriors grab their spears and chase after the escaping dinner. Eric, running like an ape, darts down a path through the jungle. The headhunters not far behind, nipping at his heels, and hoping soon to be nipping on his meaty flesh.

Over in Samurai Movie Dimension World Universe Land, the action is still widescreen, black & white, with scratches & marks on the film for effect. Lucas, still in Samurai armor, is where we last saw him, in the middle of a forest, fending off several ninjas from a beautiful Princess. He uses his katana blade (and the sheath!) to block the sabers of the attacking warriors, slashing repeatedly in return. At last, Lucas lays low the invading forces, posing with the blade held high in the air, and the sheath horizontal across his chest, over their lifeless bodies. The Princess touches his arm gratefully, prompting him to (thankfully not cut her head off thinking she's another ninja) resheath his katana. He turns to her, takes her hand, smiles, and asks (in a voice that sounds slightly off-kilter), "Are you okay?" The Princess nods and smiles back, replying only, "Yes!"

Meanwhile, in Broadway Musical Movie World Dimension-o-rama, Katie, still in her fabulous yellow gown, continues being enchanted by her tuxedoed suitor, Heath. The song and dance has changed, with Heath on bended knee before her, crooning, "When I wish upon a star..." Katie extends her arms out, and the background dancers lift her up in the air by them, allowing her to add in a mighty singing voice, "... I wish for yooooou." She sustains that last note for quite an extended period, spinning around the various guys in tuxedoes, dancing along until she wraps her arms around Heath's neck. Cha-cha-cha!

Elsewhere, in Kung Fu Movie Dimension Land, the footage is tinted orange, but the action is red hot! Speaking of tinted, the final monk warrior, who not only has hair but has quite a lot of it, and has a very tanned body, appears on the steps of the Chinese temple. He gives exaggerated grunts and hiyaahs, getting ready for action with fierce poses as the Elder Monk watches on from above. Jen, still in her red & pink Kung Fu outfit and still in the last pose we saw her in, gets a bit if a startle when this new competitor emerges from out of nowhere. He does a jump kick, prompting her to step out of the way. The warrior lands, does another pose, urging her on with an intense stare. Jen strikes back, spinning around and throwing a right hand chop at the man, which he deflects with his forearm. She tries it again, aimed downward this time, but he does the same defensive maneuver. He then slaps her arm away, before grabbing both her arms and holding them tight for a moment. Barry Gordy's The Last Dragon (what? I have no name for this schmuck, i'm tryin' here!) then releases her quickly, just to shove her shoulders, sending her stumble aback. He tosses a high kick at her, but Jen ducks. He starts ripping in several quick gut-kicks that she easily blocks by either slapping his leg away or deflecting it with her knee. Jen waits for him to get worn out some, and delivers a direct kick to his chest, sending him stumbling away. The warrior rubs the spot on his stomach where she hit. He brings the sweat from that spot to his mouth, licks it, then spits it out angrily. The final confrontation is underway, signaled by the warriors yelping battle cry. He leaps into the air, prompting Jen to do the same. Both aim their legs in a sharp kicking position at one another, meeting in the middle in midair. Jen's pink slippered foot is the victor, striking the warrior square in his bare beefy chest. He falls flat on the floor of the temple courtyard, clutching his chest in agony. Jen lands perfectly on her feet, turns around, and lowers herself into a triumphant crouching stance. As the Elder Monk approaches her with the scroll in hand, we see the bruised and beaten warrior monks passing by in the background. The groan loudly, with one monk carrying the tanned warrior in his arms! Jen stands and holds her hands together in a praying position, while the Elder Monk stops before her, and states in a purposely badly dubbed voice, "You have passed the test, young warrior. Here is your scroll!" She bows her head and smiles, before bending down, closing her eyes, and extending her hands outward, palms up, to accept her prize.

Back in Old West World, Yul Brenner would be proud to see robotic cowboys taking charge. The two Cyclobots continue firing their Saber-Blasters at the feedbag wagon, causing a flash of sparks and smoke. Cinecon comments gleefully, "Explosions? I LOVE explosions! Good idea!" The Cyclo-cowboys look at one another and nod, slowly marching toward the wagon, as they spot Trip & Wes' hats sticking up from behind the feedbags. Cinecon gripes, "WHERE are my actors?! This is not exciting enough!" In the alleyway just behind his director's chair, Trip, hatless, tiptoes around quietly. Cinecon orders, "Get me a close-up!" The Cyclo-cowboys approach the feedbag wagon very cautiously, allowing Wes to take advantage of their targeting the hat decoys by rolling across the road suddenly. The robodrones turn their golden metal heads just in time to see Wes peering over a stack of crates, aiming his Chrono-Blaster their way! He wastes no time firing, striking both Cyclobots with streaks of red energy. They fall back against the feedbag wagon, bodies smoking, and revealing to us that the TFs' cowboy hats are set up on metal rack. Cinecon, who likely 'allowed' Wes to gain use of his Blaster, happily notes, "Ex-cellent! Keep rolling!" Trip smirks, seeing his opportunity wide open. He reaches down and picks up the clapboard, checking out the slate (which has "Take 5" on it now), and chuckling slightly. Cinecon turns his heavily padded self around in his tiny chair, and screaming into his bullhorn, yells at Trip, "Huh? Hey! What do you think you're doing?!" Trip is at first shocked when he's noticed, but quickly gets cocky, egging on, "Oh! Eh... Hehe! TOO bad! Come and GET it!" Wes rolls along the in front of some barrels, and fires his Chrono-Blaster at an oncoming cowboy Cyclobot. It falls back against a bale of hay, taken out at near pointblank range. Trip calls out to his pardner, "Hey, Wes!", before pitching the clapboard in the air like a frisbee. Wes takes instant notice, as do Cinecon and his Cyclo-film crew, all frantically staring overhead, with the mutant crying, "My slate!" The red-shirted TF leaps into the air, firing his Chrono-Blaster downward at the twirling white & black plastic board. The bolt of red power shatters the unnatural clapboard, causing it to burst into pieces.

Trip pumps his fist in the air, exclaiming, "Yee-ha! Whoo!" His body suddenly glows with a bluish warping light, tinted with shining edges of gold, as he's teleported out of the Wild West Movie Dimension! Cinecon and his Cyclobot-film crew find the same thing happening to them, all vanishing in the same style, with the mutant crying out, "Nooo!" just before. Their camera equipment goes with them, but quite a lot of the background moving making items remain behind. Wes gives a smile of smooth success, as he spins his Blaster around on his fingers, stopping it with the barrel-end aimed in the air. He leans forward and blows on it, when he too is teleported away in a flash of blue & gold. Over in Samurai Movie World, the Princess calls Lucas, "My hero." He's got his helmet off, revealing long ponytailed hair beneath. Lucas holds her closer and leans in for a kiss, just when his body is engulfed in a white light, leaving the Princess alone in the woods. In Broadway Musical Movie World, the Hollywood stage is cleared, except for Heath & Katie, who come in from opposite sides. They hold their arms out to the side, running in slow motion, preparing for an embrace as enchanting music plays. Katie is suddenly whisked away in a flash of blue & gold, causing Heath to end up hugging himself, and staggering forward into empty air. In Kung Fu Movie World, Jen continues kneeling before the Elder Monk. Just when he's about to place the sacred scroll in her hands, she blinks away in the usual flash of blue & gold light, causing the Monk to gasp. Finally, in Jungle Movie World, Eric jump flips through the air, and grabs a large vine. He gives a Tarzan-like howl as he swings across the lush green jungle, escaping from the cannibals completely. While in mid-swing, his body shimmers blue & gold, signifying a complete end to all of the widescreen movie scenes. At a back loading dock of some warehouse somewhere, the five Time Force Officers are teleported into the same area together. Their clothes are back to normal (Wes still wearing the black leather jacket & black silk shirt with the slice in it as last time), but their behaviors aren't! Wes stands there, his right hand held like a gun, as he blows into his index finger. Trip is right next to him, appearing quite excited with his arms spread openly. Jen in kneeling not far from them, hands still up, awaiting a scroll that'll never come. In the background, Lucas has his arms held in an embrace with the Princess, sans Princess. Katie continues dashing across the lot, eventually running into Lucas! They collide into a mutually reluctant hug, Katie chuckling joyfully. Over in the middle of Silver Hills City, Eric is still in midair, though the vine is missing! He keeps giving his Tarzan howl, until he slams up against a cement wall, scrunching his face uncomfortably. Eric's howl turns into a groaning grunt of agony, as he slides down the wall a bit, and topples onto his back unconscious.


The five TFs finally snap out of it, and return to their natural characterizations. Wes & Trip look at each other, laughing excitedly in adrenaline-filled relief. Jen just stands next to them, laughs heartily. Katie is equally happy, as she walks up, puts her arm on Trip's shoulder, and Wes puts his arm around her's. Lucas simply smiles and folds his arms, nodding when Trip remarks, "Whew! MAN! I'm SO glad that's over!" True to form of movies, never say it's over, otherwise it likely isn't! The roaring engine of several vehicles echoes onto the scene, with a rover pulling up suddenly, giving us a nice shot of a bull skull stuck between its headlights and above its front cannons. The happy reunion of the Rangers grinds to a halt, as they witness the shocking sight before them. It's Ransik, sitting in the passenger seat of the Mutant Mobile! He stands up, and shows them (and us) that he's wearing something far more different than usual. His right-side silver faceplate stays the same, but his hair is now a tattered red mowhawk. Ransik's also got bandanna around his forehead, he's wearing padded shoulder armor with black feathers on it, and his attire is that akin to something out of Mad Max! All of the Cyclobots accompanying him have similar outfits on, mostly a mixmatch of dark ragged renegade type clothing. In front of the Mutant Mobile are two land rover carts, styled-up like something out of the Road Warrior series of movies. Anyway, Ransik proclaims in his usual vicious Australian tone, "The MOVIE isn't over YET, RANGERS! PREPARE for Part TWO: Enter RANSIK, the SUPER-villain! Ahahahaha!" Wes appears a bit mutedly terrified. Cinecon comments partially through his bullhorn, "CUT! That was GREAT, Ransik. But THIS time, I want you to give it to me with FEELING!" Ransik is at first modestly pantomiming under praise, but when asked for a second take the mutant overlord turned actor gets temperamental. He shoves Cinecon over, knocking him down and growling, "Get outta here!" Ransik then sits down, and demands the Cyclobot driving the MM (Mutant Mobile, not Movie Madness) to, "GO!" Cinecon recovers enough to command into his bullhorn, "Annnnd.... ACTION!" The two rovers in front take off first, speeding directly at the five TF Officers standing out in the wide open shipping dock. Lucas reacts at a quick speed, urging, "Run... RUN!" That they all do, dashing off down the street.

The Time Force team races along a wide open road, none of them able to really notice that they're apparently on the backlot of a massive studio complex. Considering what we find out later, what this appears to be is the outskirts of Cinecon's movie dimensions. All destroying the Clapboard did was strand them together on the edge of unreality! They continue running, Jen in the lead, with Wes in a close second (shouting "C'mon, guys!" to his teammates), Trip right behind him, nearly neck and neck with Lucas, and in dead last is Katie. They round a corner, only to come to a complete stop on the sidewalk when they notice their crowded building surroundings. The five gaze around agape, with Katie gasping in disbelief, "Ohh. Don't tell me. We're in New York!?" Magically, despite being on the sidewalk in the last frame, all five are in the middle of the street when Ransik & company peels in down the road. Our heroes, wrapped up in taking in the scenery, take nearly forever to react, with Trip being the one to stress, "L-let's GO!" They hurry off once more, giving the Cyclobots standing up in the Mutant Mobile ample time to take aim. Cyclo-Saber blasts are shot at the fleeing Rangers, the girls lagging behind, causing them to cover their heads as flashes of sparks & smoke explode around them. The gang, following Wes, takes a sharp turn into an alleyway, losing the Cyclo-Rovers, which speed by at accelerated rates. The frantic fleeing continues, Wes leading Trip and the rest under a canopy on the sidewalk. Lucas breaks off from the rest and stops under the canopy, noticing the craft food services table. He calls out to his pals, "Hey, guys! Look, water!" The team turns around and heads back quickly, all apparently quite thirsty. They each grab a bottle of water from the table, desperately spinning off the tops and gulping down the complimentary overpriced liquids within. (Notice, Trip tries grabbing a bottle, but Jen reaches for the same one. He lets her have it, then picks up two bottles. He hands the other one down to the sitting Katie, who already has her own she's eagerly drinking!)

Suddenly, the formally empty street fills with expected guests, a series of golf carts containing tourists (every one of them carrying cameras, snapping pictures of every single thing in sight). Our five heroes nearly give spit-takes as they see the gang of starstruck humans dropping by without warning. The tour guide driving the main cart speaks into the speaker system, informing the tourists, "Ladies and gentlemen, over on your left-hand side, we have what is known in the biz as the craft service table. This is where ALL the stars come to get their snacks between takes!" The TFs freeze in their tracks for a moment, before easing up and pretending to be actors on a TV show, smiling and waving at their fans are numerous pictures are taken. Lucas takes the time to comb his hair, Wes wipes his mouth on his sleeve, and Katie gets up from her curbside sitting spot. The TFs stand shoulder to shoulder, smiling and basking in the admiration of the clueless visitors. The tour guide urges, "Take your pictures, everyone. Take your pictures!" Katie fixes her hair as best she can, Trip adjusts the strap on his backpack, and Jen suddenly gives an expression of enlightenment as she gets a bright idea. She slaps her hands, wiggles her eyebrows and tells her pals, "Guys. Follow me." Jen smiles and leads the team forward, approaching the tourists in the first cart. She slaps her hands again, and explains to the tour guide, "Hi! I JUST saw Frankie Chang shooting a movie right down that alley!" The tour guide excited departs the cart, exclaiming to the tourists, "Ladies and gentlemen, did you just hear that? Frankie Chang, the world famous action star, is filming just down there! Let's go!" All of the tourists, including the other tour guides, follow him eagerly offscreen, apparently heading to a spot that the carts couldn't reach, since they abandon all three or four of the electric powered vehicles. When the coast is clear, Jen quickly slaps Lucas' chest and demands, "DRIVE!" She hops in beside him, as he takes the wheel, while Wes, Trip, and Katie sit on the backseat. Everybody is shouting "go!", and "drive", and such, but given how slow those carts are, Lucas complies as best he can, replying, "I'm goin', i'm goin'!"

Lucas gets the cart, which has the logo of CINECON STUDIOS on the front, up to its top speed of about 20 miles an hour, when the end of the road gets blocked off by Ransik & friends! A trio of Cyclo-Road Warriors manage to get out of their vehicles and lunge at the cart in the time it takes Lucas to back that thing up. All three fall flat on their faces, unable to snatch the rather slow moving cart as it goes in full reverse, the Rangers shouting "go" more times than a typical PR theme song. The Cyclobots recover and get back into the Mutant Mobile, while Lucas backs the cart into a driveway, and turns it around. The cart speeds around the corner as fast as it can, with the three evil vehicles following incredibly close behind. Suddenly, Cinecon and his Cyclo-film crew dart out of the driveway where Lucas backed up in a moment ago. They've go mobile with their filming, taking the camera, boom-mic, and other items along to attempt to keep up with the action. Cinecon shouts, "That way!", several times, before groaning when he notices all the vehicles have fled the scene. He turns and spots one of the discarded carts (if those tourists & guides weren't Cyclobots, then who WERE they?!), changing repeated commands to, "This way! C'mon! On the cart!" The five robodrones (all likely Union) hop onto the cart, Cinecon barely able to squeeze himself in. Around the corner, the TFs remain barely a few feet ahead of the rovers & Mutant Mobile. Lucas takes a sharp turn that buys them a little bit of space, as they exit the area marked "Stage 50." Just when it looks like they're getting a good lead, the cart's battery dies! It grinds to a slow crawl, and finally gives out, making Jen wonder, "Lucas, why are we stopping?!" He admits worriedly, "We ran out of gas." Ransik & company are still over near the Stage 50 entrance, trying out their rovers' front cannons, which fire off several bursts of bluish energy from quite a long distance. Small explosions burst around our heroes, sending them fleeing from the powerless cart. Wes leads the way again, yelling, "Alright, c'mon!" They hurry into the set they just rolled into, an olden style village area, which was previously seen on PRTF in the "Legend Of The Clock Tower" episode as downtown Silver Hills in the early 1800s! The five hide behind a wall, peeking around it nervously. The Mutant Mobile & Cyclo-rovers zoom their way, but stop just before reaching a speedbump. Figuring they're backed into a corner, Ransik stands up in his car, and proclaims, "GET THEM!" His Cyclobots do just that, all exiting the vehicles, and slowly entering the ye olde Silver Hills set. They walk with their Cyclo-Sabers held up and aimed outward like rifles, scouring the zone for any signs of the Rangers.

Just around the corner, Wes spots them on the prowl, and offers to his teammates, "Okay, here's the plan. We EACH go our separate ways." Without hesitation, Jen holds out her left arm, prompting the others to do the same, placing their hands on top of one another, Trip's on top. Jen bids them, "Good luck!" They nod, and break their hand formation. Just in the nick of time, as the Cyclobots notice their position, and start unloading hot bolts of magenta laser charges their way. The Time Force Officers split up: Jen rushes through the huge gate behind her, Wes dashes up into a door in front of him, Lucas heads up the stairway to the side, Katie heads for the far side of the lot, and Trip beelines to a hole in the wall. The Cyclobots fire a few shots, missing every Ranger by a mile, and proceed to follow along after every one of them. Seems Ransik went with them, as the cart carrying Cinecon and his Cyclo-film crew pulls up to the three abandoned evil vehicles. He tells the driver, "Ahh, THERE they are. Pull up next to them. C'mon! Let's go!" The Cyclobot driving the cart hits the breaks too quickly, causing both Cinecon and two of the Cyclobots hanging on the back to topple off! Cinecon demands they get him up, and that they do. Once he's back on his feet, he orders them, "Get that camera set up. Hurry!" Behind the gate, Jen resumes running, but when she turns her head to be sure she isn't followed, a renegade Cyclobot pops up in front of her! She ducks when he takes a swipe at her with his Saber, though he's able to grab her shoulder and maintain a tight grip. Jen grunts, and immediately slips herself out of her brown jacket! She keeps her left arm ensnared in the sleeve, while the Cyclobots keeps a hold on the right one, the two more or less locked in a tug-of-war match for a moment. Jen kicks her stretched jacket in the center, causing the Cyclobot to lose his grip and tumble backwards. She slides her jacket back on very smoothly, without missing a beat. Another Cyclobot shows up behind her, so she spins around, and just before he's about to slice her with his Saber, she points her index finger at him, motioning for him to hold on a second! Jen begins to tug on collar, attempting to straight out her jacket somewhat. The Cyclobot mimics her behavior, by kindly helping to adjust it for her. He then pats her on the shoulder and gives a thumbs up, prompting Jen to smirk and bow. The Cyclobot also bows, before trying to chop her head off again. She blocks his arm, then knees him in the gut, before pushing him over. Jen tugs on her collar again, cockily grinning down at him, before suddenly making a mad dash in the opposite direction, remembering she's in the middle of running for her life!

Elsewhere, around the side of the lot, Katie struggles with a Cyclobot near one of the trailers. She shoves him against a tree, and continues fleeing, when she runs into Cinecon and his Cyclo-film crew! They're on the scene, filming on the move. Cinecon commends her, praising, "Great, great! What a MARvelous performance. I could make a STAR out of you! Smile for the camera! DON'T be afraid." She does so, caught up once again the allure of the movie dimension, allowing Cinecon to pat her on the shoulder. We see a shot from the Cyclo-camera's POV, angle lines and all. Katie continues smiling even when another Cyclo-Road Warrior taps her on the shoulder and waves at her. She instantly ducks down when he attempts to chop her head from her neck, at least. Inside one of the interior rooms on the lot, Wes battles it out with several Cyclobots. He dodges a few blows, before returning one in the form of a sharp upper-kick. Another Cyclo attacks, he just moves out of the way, ending up facing yet another one nearby. Wes ducks when that one tries to cut him, the Cyclo-Saber chopping into a wooden support beam, yet oddly not cutting it at all (must be some dull blades!). He stands back up and turns around, in time to deflect a kick thrown at him by one more Cyclobot. This distraction allows the one that struck the beam to kick Wes in the stomach, knocking him into the arms of another one in the corner of the room. It pitches him back out into the middle of the set, which appears to have been stripped of all furniture and decorations. Wes skids to a stop, just as two Cyclobots strike at him simultaneously. He jumps into the air, kicking both robodrones' blades away from him when they attack. Wes lands, and springs himself into a backflip to avoid one of those Cyclobots trying to slash at him again. He lands upstraight, kicks the second Cyclobot away, then flips himself over, stabbing his falling heel directly into the chest of the Cyclo on the floor that nearly cut his feet off a moment ago. Wes gives a loud battle cry that sounds more like he got a rusty nail up his butt from landing on that dirty floor, but it seems to not be the case when he quickly looks to the side and his eyes widen in shock. He gasps and makes a run for it, as one of the remaining Cyclobots chases him out of the room.

Around the back of the lot, Lucas is running from two vicious Cyclobots. He reaches a wooden beam, ducks down against it, and allows one of the renegade robodrones' to slice into it instead of him. Lucas then blocks the Saber-wielding arm of the second Cyclo, grabbing his wrist and flipping him over. He nervously staggers backwards, frantically continuing to flee in a daze. He slips between a production crew truck and the back wall of the set, only to find another Cyclobot waiting for him. Lucas gasps loudly as he barely slides out of the way of another Cyclo-Saber swipe, only to turn around and nearly get poked by a second robodrone hiding out behind the wooden wall. He rushes back out the way he came from, blocks a Saber-slice from the woodchopping Cyclobot from a moment ago, flipping him over. Lucas pauses to adjust his jacket, then darts around the front side of that production crew vehicle. Yet another Cyclobot (notice, there are far more in all these scenes, all dressed up in post-apocalyptic clothing, than were in Ransik's Road Warrior armada earlier) sitting on the back of that trailer-truck makes himself known by trying to slice Lucas' head off when he runs by. Luckily, he ducks and spins, avoiding getting a brutal haircut. Speaking of hair, Lucas runs his fingers through his as the Cyclo hops down from the truck. Once he thinks its been spiked-up enough, he ducks under another Saber-slash by that robodrone, and dashes towards the other side of the trailer thing.

Behind yet another large unidentifiable Cinecon Studios production crew truck, Trip staggers to a stop, taking a slight breather from all the running for his life. He notices a small stepway to an upper level, and heads up it quickly, thinking the area deserted. Ransik suddenly steps out of the shadows, standing right in Trip's way! The tall menacing figure glares menacingly down at the menaced alien teen. What does Trip do? He lightheartedly pats Ransik's padded armored chest, asking with a smile, "How you doin'?!" Ransik nods slightly, giving a look as to say "not bad." This friendliness fades fast, as Ransik then expresses intense fury as he growls mightily and swipes his right arm at Trip! He ducks under, and escapes the mutant master's grasp by doing a spinning leap kick over the railing and down into the chest of a Cyclobot standing on the lower level. Cyclobots are beginning to swarm the place, so Trip swiftly hops back up on the railing, flipping himself over and back up to the upper level. He then kicks a Cyclobot, backs up when one tries to lunge at him, grabs hold of a pillar and launches his feet into the chest of yet another Cyclo approaching. He drops down on that robodrone who tried lunging at him, crushing him down to the floor, and allowing Trip to roll across the cement. He recovers quickly, but doesn't get long to wait before two Cyclobots slash their Sabers at him at the same time. Trip hops backwards onto a flatbed truck, flips over another Saber slash, rolls across the cement again (Ransik, btw, is in the background, watching this whole scene from that same spot), and flips over the railing, and ends up against that production crew truck from earlier. He nervously faces three more Cyclobots on that lower level, all trying in vain to chop him to ribbons. Trip slips into the production crew trailer, which has a checked floor, and prompts them to follow him inside wherever it leads to.

Eventually, Wes races down a steep hill into a Spanish Village set, with a banner reading "Fiesta de la Lluvia." Once under the banner, in the center courtyard, he's immediately joined by his four teammates, all coming from different directions. Wes exclaims, "Haha! Alright, we MADE it!" Trip hugs Jen, Wes hugs them both, followed by Katie, then Lucas. Everyone smiles and moans in appreciation for getting through this added ordeal alive. They break from their group hug, all wearily catching their breath. Katie walks up the hill a short ways, breathing heavily, when she notices a faint rustling sound in the distance. She worriedly wonders, "Wait, do you hear that guys?! Do you hear something?" The whole team turns to one of the roads to their side, witnessing the source of the sound: a massive tidal wave of water flooding uncontrollably down the hill! They stare in shock, agape, Wes looking particularly frightened, likely having caused a flood in his pants at that moment. The water rushes rapidly through the streets, pouring through the windows and doors of the surrounding Spanish buildings. You know what they say about the water in Mexico! Arriba! Wes screams, his voice barely lifting past the deafening sound of the waves splashing their way, "RUN! RUUUUUN!" In slow motion, the Time Force Officers do just that, Trip leading the way. They run for it, as the water drenches down the road right behind them, catching up awful quick. If they don't find higher ground soon, they're going to have to change their names to the Soggy Bottom Rangers!


In a darkened backstage corridor, somewhere in Cinecon Studios, the five TFs have apparently escaped the huge wipeout by going indoors. They race along the wall, Katie in the lead, with Wes stressing, "Hurry, he's coming!" Jen adds, "Ransik's right behind us!" Was he on a surf board?! If not, then it's official, we missed something between scenes. Katie leads them into the first door she comes to, the one with the big sign reading WARDROBE (with another reading "this is not an exit"). The TFs dart into the room, discovering a Cyclobot sweatshop! Our heroes freeze in their tracks, with the Wardrobe Cyclo-crew all doing the same. Trip shouts, "Get 'emmmm!", and immediately, everyone scrambles to the huge pile of clothes on the table in the middle of the room. Racks of outfits and costumes are knocked over on the Rangers & Cyclobots, all struggling to attack one another within the confining spaces of the overfilled wardrobe room. Outside the door, Ransik, still Mad Maxed, overhears the sound of the TFs fighting with the Cyclo-costume department. He motions his Cyclo-Road Warriors into the Wardrobe room, prompting them to barge in unexpectedly. They slam into the Cyclo-costume assistants, causing yet another pileup onto the numerous mounds of various items of clothing. There's more than one door to the wardrobe room, as the five Time Force Officers exit out the other one, into one of the main hallways. Seems the mix-up amid the avalanche of alternate dimension costumes has caused the team to end up emerging dressed as different characters! Katie, wearing snakeskin platform shoes, a brown velvet suit, an orange scarf, a bushy soul-patch on her chin, a curly afro with sideburns, and orange sunglasses. She strokes her chin and looks upwards, getting into the role of Taft! Nearby is Wes, who has long black spiked-heeled leather boots, red stockings, a red miniskirt, a red top (with breasts!), a long bleached blonde wig, and make-up! He whips his hair back, and femininely blows a kiss. Jen crosses her legs and flexing her knees slightly, swinging her brown cane around, before lifting her bowler hat off her black hair-helmet wigged head. She's in a tuxedo, with white gloves, and a mustache above her lip, likely supposed to a Charlie Chaplin-like character by her mannerisms, though the mustache is all wrong. Lucas wears a blue flowery dress, and has a grey old-lady wig on, with match hat and purse, and an oversized rear-end! He pouts his lips, trying to fit the role of senior citizen. Last is Trip, who wears black leather pants with flame strips at the bottom near his platform boots, and what looks to be a black bustier, with his bra-straps showing around the back. If that wasn't disturbing enough, he holds his backpack over his bent wrist like a purse, before turning around and brushing back the long blonde curly locks of hair covering his face. Ransik's voice is heard through the wardrobe door, "After them, you worthless...!", snapping our heroes out of their out-of-character experiences. Wes, in a high-pitched voice, squeals, then urges, "Let's go! Hurry!" He has trouble walking in the heeled boots, Lucas walks with his granny booty in the air, and Jen waddles along, but they all skedaddle down the hall as quick as they can.

Ransik orders the Cyclobots to move it, and that they do, exiting the wardrobe room, into the same spot in the hallway that the Rangers were just at. They too are dressed up amusingly, one Cyclobot in a flowery muumuu, one in a golden Indian gown, and another dressed as a pirate. Ransik has it worst of all, he's got a pink & gold tutu on over his Mad Max costume, and a poofy white wig! He glances down at the ballerina outfit, gasps in scared shock at the terrifying sight, before angrily ordering his army to, "GET THEM!" They march down the hall, ditching their costumes between scenes. Ransik and the trio of Cyclobots, now just wearing their Road Warrior uniforms, enter a dark studios, where incredibly loud heavy rock music is playing. The mutant master covers his left ear, and grouses, "Ahh! What is that awful noise?!" They get in closer to a large red light, and witness on stage a rock band consisting of five mutant members. In front of the stage are several Cyclobots in denim jackets, sitting in folding chairs, bobbing their golden metal heads. The three Cyclos with Ransik also start bobbing their heads to the heavy bass beat. Ransik continues covering just the ear with the metal plate over it, when he notices his robodrones' enjoyment of the music. He slaps two of them on the back of the noggin, prompting all three to cease their head bobbing. Ransik groans and walks off, leaving them behind to resume headbanging. The mutant band on stage, just call them The New Crash & The Creeps, are: a bushy-green haired guitarist, a poofy red haired clown with red flannel coat as a lead singer who doesn't say a word and merely dances around, a blue-haired drummer, a dreadlocked yellow-topped female bass-guitarist, and an ant-headed pink-haired female lead guitarist. Ransik approaches one of the denim-jacketed Cyclobot stagehands, pushes his head-bobbing self aside, and his right ear finally succumbs to the deafening sound for a moment. He turns to that Cyclo, and shouts, "Have you seen the Rangers?!" The Cyclobot taps his head, noting the earphones he has on, preventing him from hearing him. The robodrone turns to the side and leans in so Ransik can try again, enunciating over the loud music, "The Rang-ers!" The Cyclo shrugs his shoulders and leans in again, frustrating Ransik to the point that he snatches off the headset, and screams into the microphone, "THE RANG-ERS!" The Cyclo's head is rattled by the amplified sound, prompting Ransik to shove the worthless bot over, knocking him down on the Cyclobot spraying smoke onto the stage. Ignoring the mutant band (being filmed by a camera-bot), Ransik calls for his three MM Cyclobots, urging, "Let's go!" They march behind him, boogying in step on the way by. Once they've left the building, the band finishes playing their jammin' tune. The Cyclobots in the studio all look at one another confusedly, until the band pulls a MMPR Season 3 Ninja Ranger demorph, by crossing their hands across their chests and yanking off their costumes, full clothes, masks and all. Surprise, the mutant band was really the TF Rangers! Wes tells his teammates, "C'mon, let's go!" They do so, knocking out two Cyclobots that try to rush them on the way off stage.

Our heroes make a break for the exit door, all five heading into broad daylight. VERY broad, as they realize they're no longer on a studio lot anymore, but in the middle of a blistering desert! The TFs look around, viewing nothing but endless sand and dirt mountains as far as the eye can see. Trip gasps, "The desert?!", and Lucas adds, "We'll roast!" (a cut scene from the end of last episode had them trying to go back through the studio exit door, only to find it missing) Cinecon is off to the side, sitting on his director's chair with his Cyclo-film crew at his side. He announces through his bullhorn, "Ready for the desert chase scene!" The TFs glance over at him, then to their right, witnessing their five Vector Cycles teleporting onto the sand (via the warping hologram-style effect they debuted with back in Ep 5). Trip is flabbergasted, remarking, "The Vector Cycles?!" Suddenly, the sound of engines vrooming along begins to increase in intensity. The TFs turn, and spot Ransik & company riding on the paved road, back on their Road Warrior vehicles! (sheesh, I thought we had gotten Beyond Thunderdome at this point!) The Mutant Mobile pulls past the two rovers, with Ransik proclaiming (over the roar of the engine), "There's nowhere to run THIS time, Rangers!" He then extends his right arm outward, and growls. (a shot of the vehicles firing on the unmorphed Rangers is cut) Cinecon yelps into his bullhorn, "ACTION!" Wes boasts, "Let's DO it!" The five Time Force Officers FINALLY morph, apparently since the creator of the Movie Studio Dimensions has only now "allowed" it. They summon, "Time for... Time Force!" together, motioning their arms and doing a five-in-1 screen morph.

Instantly on that long stretch of paved road in the middle of the desert, just behind the maniacally swerving mutant vehicles, the five Time Force Power Rangers, riding on their Vector Cycles, keep in a close formation. Blue Ranger hits a button, and offers, "Take THIS!" His Cycle's side gatling-cannons begin firing, sending explosive bursts at the road just in front of the Mutant Mobile. It starts smoking heavily, and swerving even more uncontrollably. Ransik stands up and bails out, by leaping over to one of the rovers. Red Ranger remarks, "Nice shot! C'mon! Let's FINISH this!" Pink Ranger concurs, "Right!" The Vector Cycles speed up slightly, just as Ransik snatches the Cyclobots driving the rover he landed on, and tosses them onto the side of the road violently. The Mutant Mobile skids to a halt in the sand, prompting Cinecon to command, "Cue the explosion!" A Cyclobot motions its arm, causing the whole black convertible to burst into a massive fireball, destroying the Road-Warriordrones within. The Vector Cycle-riding Rangers press on, none noticing the explosion down the road behind them. Ransik takes control of the wheel in his newly jacked rover, and cruises over to the right lane. He pulls out a handheld blaster, and fires it with his left hand at the Rangers. The blue-beam bolt strikes both the Pink & Green Rangers, sending them hurling off their Vector Cycles, landing side by side in the sand. The chase continues along the paved road, reaching an area where the sand covers most of the cement. Between scenes, Blue & Yellow Rangers are also blasted off their bikes. We see the burning and damaged remains of the Pink & Blue Vector Cycles in the road, as the Red Ranger remains unscathed. His four grounded teammates watch one of the Cyclo-rovers go by, with Jen bidding, "It's up to YOU now, Wes!" Ransik laughs wickedly, before spinning his rover around to a stop when the paved road suddenly ends. Wes vows, "I'm ON it!", speeding his Cycle directly at him, with the other rover nearly on his tail. Ransik steps on the gas, zooming at the Red Ranger in a very deadly desert chicken race! Wes quips, "SHOWtime!", while Ransik simply snickers diabolically. Red Ranger grinds the throttle beneath his glove, and immediately launches his entire Vector Cycle into the air! Ransik's so busy looking upward at the Ranger overhead, that he fails to notice the oncoming Cyclo-rover until it's too late. In several different angles, we get to see Ransik's go-cart and the Cyclobot-driven rover collide in a beautiful burst of fiery destruction (among the debris flying past the camera is the head of one of the Cyclos!).

Red Ranger remains in midair above the explosion, before landing his bike perfectly back on the pavement. The other four Rangers pull up on their Vector Cycles (despite how they appeared totaled a minute ago), and park near him, with Jen complimenting, "Nice acting, Wes!" He remarks, "I think Ransik's doin' his last scene!" Indeed, Ransik is sitting in the fiery remains of his rover, holding the unconnected steering wheel in hand. He waves off the smoke, coughing repeatedly, before suddenly letting out a final gasp, and dramatically ceasing to breath, slumping his head over and shutting his eyes. Cinecon wipes his eyes with a rag, and sobs, "That was beautiful!", then lifts his bullhorn and yells, "CUT! Print that!" The Cyclobot running the camera shuts it off, then begins to remove it from the close-up shot spot. Cinecon praises his mutant actor's work, "You were MARvelous! Wonderful!", before bullhorning to the Cyclo crew, "Get this stuff cleaned up and ready for the next scene." The Mad Maxed Ransik comes back to life when a Cyclobot reaches down and helps pull him up off his debris-covered seat. Cinecon tells him, "YOU, go clean up!", and Ransik, likely sick of taking orders and being manhandled by Cyclobots, begins annoyedly slapping the arms of the robodrone who helped him stand up.

Suddenly, back at Cinecon Studios, the five Time Force Rangers race on foot to the edge of the lot, where Cinecon & Cyclo-friends have already set up their equipment for the next scene. Red Ranger boasts, "We've had enough of your BAD direction, Cinecon!" The mutant snorts a chortle. Wes points out, "We're done, and you're history!" Cinecon holds up his "The End Of The Rangers" script he's been carrying around this whole ep, and notes, "You CAN'T leave yet. You're not finished! It's time for the grand finale!" The mutant yanks off the DNA patch on his left leg, causing the usual chain reaction, making Cinecon become a blockbuster sized menace, bullhorn included! Our heroes are taken aback by his increase in size, though don't go far enough. Cinecon laughs deeply, reaches down, and scoops the gang up in his giant hand. Before the Time Force Rangers know it, they're suddenly inside of the normal Time Force Megazord control room. Wes looks around confused, wondering, "What's happening?!" Katie asks, "How did we get in our Megazord?" An exterior shot reveals that the Shadow Force Megazord in Mode Blue is now standing tall in the center of Cinecon Studio's city set. The Megazord control room changes to match the Shadow Force, with Red Ranger now holding the Saber-remote, slumping his shoulders disappointedly and whining, "Oh no! We're STILL trapped in Cinecon's movie!" (stupid Wes, they NEVER left to begin with!) Cinecon stresses, "This is your LAST scene, Rangers!", causing Shadow Force Blue to get into a fighting stance. The mutant explains, "We have ONE last battle, which, of course, _I_ win!" He calls down, via bullhorn, to the filmcrew, "Everybody ready?!" The six Cyclobots running the filming equipment are still in position, aiming the boom-mic and camera lens to the sky, with the assistant director-bot giving a "roll film" arm sign, then giving the giant director a thumbs up. Cinecon partially bullhorns his next announcement, "Excellent. But i've decided I need more DRAMA! Bring in the costar!" Blue Ranger nervously looks around, wondering, "Costar? WHAT costar!?" The Quantasaurus Rex appears on the scene, running along through the city. Pink Ranger laments, "Oh, NO. He brought in the Q-Rex, so he can destroy us all at once!" (notice, there's quite a bit of rubble on the streets, implying a major battle took place here recently)

Cinecon tucks his bullhorn under his arm, and makes a "framing" gesture with his hands, then stating, "THIS will make an explosive ending, if we capture it JUST right! Okay, the final scene's got to be big. Big, BIIIIIG!" Lucas is baffled again, asking, "WHAT is he talking about?!" The mutant admits, "I'M the director and I can make changes as I please." He calls down to the filmcrew, "Cyclobots! Write this down. New final scene! Add the Trans-Warp Megazord into the fight. Ya got it?!" The Cyclo-script supervisor grabs a marker, and starts scribbling down the order into one of the last pages in the binded stack of papers. Katie is stunned to hear this mentioning of their future-based Megazord provider, gasping, "The Trans-Warp Megazord? Can he DO that!?" Wes figures, "It's HIS movie. He can do whatEVER he wants!" Indeed, as in the year 3000 (as with the other Megazords, likely summoned via a false signal created by the Rangers being engulfed in Cinecon's personal domain), the Trans-Warp Megazord extends out its oversized right arm. The black, yellow & silver giant robot swings its huge fist around, and instead of hitting the back of a something else, bops himself on the butt! There's a flash, and Trans-Warp's body is propelled by the enhanced self-spank. His arms are held out to his side, and his mannerisms as he zooms uncontrollably forward, express unfamiliarity with the situation he's inflicted once too often. Trans-Warp slides into the Time Gate, and passes through the rainbow-spectrum time vortex, which resembles the one Q-Rex went through in its origin flashback. He emerges from the shimmering portal in a leap, landing on the other side of the city from the other two Megazords, posing his big-ol' right arm mightily. Green Ranger is amazed, "He really DID it!" Lucas says in disbelief, "Whoa, this is CRAZY!" Jen concurs, "Yeah. HOW are we ever gonna STOP this guy?" Lucas replies negatively, "I dunno, but we gotta do SOMEthing."

Cinecon mentions, "Oh-kay, here's the scene: I attack, and then you fight back. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Until finally, I destroy you! Simple!" Yellow Ranger angrily flexes her fist, grips the Saber-control, and responds, "I'll show you simple!" The Shadow Force Megazord in Mode Blue charges up the end of its Saber-Blaster, throwing a swirling ball of greenish energy at the mutant. It goes right through him, thanks to series of two red triangles that redirect the stream of energy around Cinecon. He readies his bullhorn, and overzealously states, "But, YOU'VE got to wait for ME to say... ACTION!" Cinecon announces this through the loudspeaker, sending a charge of reddish laserbeams out of the bullhorn, blasting both the Trans-Warp Megazord & Quantasaurus Rex at once. They burst, Q-Rex dropping on the floor unconscious, and Trans-Warp, not used to fighting, topples down for the count after just one blow. Cinecon exclaims, "NOW comes the BIIIG ending. Cue the Zord!" Shadow Force writhes in place, as the mutant laughs intimidatingly, aiming his bullhorn their way as he walks slowly closer. Katie notes, "This is our last chance!" Red Ranger goes for it, summoning, "Alright, FULL power to Megazord Saber... NOW!" Shadow Force Blue steps forward, aims its Saber-Blaster, and fires upon prompting by Wes. Somehow, the bolt manages to strike Cinecon square in his chest! He drops his bullhorn as he falls down, causing Wes to excitedly announce, "Ye-ah! We DID it!" Cinecon recovers groggily, "Wait a minute, that WASN'T in the script. No improvising! Cyclobots?! Show me the last scene!" The script-supervisorbot holds up the End Of The Rangers script, revealing anxiously that the final page is absent from the binder. The mutant shouts in protest, "It's GONE?! What happened to the last page!?" The Shadow Force Megazord control room makes its first ever American Footage appearance, showing Yellow, Green, and Red Rangers standing at their Saber-consoles. Trip realizes aloud, "The last page? HEY! I-i know what happened! I wanted to get Frankie Chang's autograph, but I didn't have anything to write on. So I tore the last page out of the director's script!" We see a flashback to part 1, including previously unseen footage of Trip swiping both the final page and a pen from the binder. Green Ranger then pulls the page from out of nowhere, with Frankie's name signed on it, noting, "Hahaha, and HERE it is!" Wes flicks at the paper, then pats his shoulder, praising, "You are aMAZing!" Lucas agrees, "Ye-ah! Good job, Trip."

Cinecon bemoans, "How am I supposed to have a blockbuster, without an ending?!" (sounds like most blockbusters to me, lacking good endings!) Red Ranger waves two fingers his way, and offers, "I've got an ending for ya, Cinecon!" Trans-Warp Megazord & the Quantasaurus Rex get back on their feet, and step in front of the Shadow Force, ready for battle. T-W proves his worth by launching into the air, and spinning around rapidly like a flying tornado. His huge oversized right arm is held outward, causing his big fist to repeatedly slam into Cinecon's chest when he hovers across the city to face the mutant. Cinecon is Trans-Witch-Slapped off his feet. Thanks to the TF Rangers now controlling the movie dimension, the Quantum Ranger has made the scene. He stands in the city below, pressing a button on his Quantum Morpher, and calling out, "Q-Rex, fire lasers!" The Quantasaurus bends down and sends a double-shot of crimson energy blasting into the mutant. Pink Ranger gloats, "Now for OUR grand finale!" Wes changes his Saber-remote into the yellow & blue Shadow Force one, whipping it around in a blue light and activating, "Time Target!" Shadow Force Megazord in Mode Blue lifts off into the air, creating a green clockface downward in the direction of Cinecon. The Megazord begins firing its Saber-Rifle at the clock's digits, dropping them in a perfect huge circle around the moaning mutant. When all are in place, everything, electricity crackling around the zone included, freezes in place. Wes aims his remote and pulls the trigger, prompting the Megazord to do the same, shooting a ball of condensed power directly into the stunned creature. Cinecon can be heard groaning, as he shrinks outta sight in a warping light, the surrounding explosion imploding in on him. The Shadow Force Megazord in Mode Blue poses tall and solo above the city, having just given the mutant director a fatal review.


Footage from the widescreen edition of Frankie Chang's latest cinema epic, "Rumble In The Super Project Falcon Hour 2", plays, exactly as we saw it being filmed last episode. This includes the ending we never saw shot, as Frankie takes out all of the thugs, and happily embraces with the tall curly blonde woman in the red dress (his head buried in her bosom). Despite his short size compared to her, he picks her up and carries her away, as the camera pulls back to reveal that this movie really wasn't just some act by the Cyclobots! In the Clock Tower, the TFs are sitting around watching the VHS of the movie on their new small secondhand TV set. Lucas & Katie sit on the picnic bench, Trip & Wes sit together on the couch (nay, is that actually a love seat?), Circuit is on a box quietly next to them, and Jen is on a crate close to the TV. She presses the off-knob on the set, then swoons over her hero, "Sigh. That was great." Wes, appearing quite weary, states, "Yeah, but... being in the audience sure beats actually being IN the movie." Trip painfully nods in agreement, "Ohhh, I'm with you!" Katie stands up and smiles, "I dunno, I kinda LIKED the movie scene I was in! Singing... dancing...!" She prances over to Jen, hugging her shoulder as they both smile in mutuality. Wes & Trip appear quite dazed by the girls' enjoyment of the dangerous dimension. Lucas chimes in, "Me, too! A beautiful princess...", he shakes his head and smiles, visibly longing for her, before simply adding, "It was cool!" Jen asks Trip & Wes, "You mean, you two didn't have a great time in the Old West?", southern-drawling those last words. Wes looks at Trip, admitting reluctantly with a chuckle, "Yeahhh, well... SOME of it was fun." Trip also chuckles when he does, then stressing, "And SOME of it was a REAL pain!" Wes slaps Trip's leg, causing him to grimace, as he mentions, "Let's go, pardner!" Trip nods, and slowly begins to rise from the couch. Wes has an equal hard time getting up, both of their bodies intensely sore from getting thrown from the saddle! Banjo music starts playing (squeal like a Cyclobot!) Wes holds and arm against his back, groans in agony, and tells his teammates, "Remind me to cancel those riding lessons for Trip!" They just watch in amusement as the two struggle to depart, goin' slower than molasses!

[Scenes from "Time Force Traitor"; End Credits]

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