Chapter View

What Has Gone Before

The Great Escape

Quo Vadis?

This Is A Plan?

A Disaster Beyond Your Imagination

A Contemplative Hostage

Rescue Attempt

It's A Wrestling Show, Right?

It’s No Live Sex Show – Thankfully

Dude, Where’s My Lifeboat?

Midget Fight!

Women and Children First – Midgets Last

Midget Fight!

MARVIN: This has got to be it according to the schematic I was able to pull. But I don’t have any equipment that can tell me where the signal is coming from without jacking into it.

IVY: At least we’ve gotten this far. Now we just have to search.

(In the bowels of the ship, Ivy, Marvin Parsons and “Little Voltron” Adrian Evans have found their way to what they believe is the true “control room” of the Hacker’s takeover of the ship. They are surrounded by the ship’s bulkhead, with only a few hatches leading into relatively empty storage compartments. Ivy peers into the darkness of the final hatch and finds nothing but a couple of inches of bilgewater.)

MARVIN: There has to be something we’re missing. The equipment itself has to be down here, even if no one else is.

(Ivy reaches into one of the nearby hatches for something she thought she glimpsed in the near darkness. She pulls the flashlight into the hallway and flicks it on.)

IVY: Maybe now we can get a better glimpse.

(She looks once again into all the storage compartments. Finding nothing, she plays the flashlight around the hallway, even up on the ceiling.)

IVY: There!

(The flashlight catches the glint of a camera lens. A small security camera in the corner surveys the hallway.)

MARVIN: If the camera is there… assuming it’s not wireless, since none of the others have been. It has to be leading into this area….

(Marvin starts pounding his fist on the hallway wall between two of the hatchways. The interior seems hollow, but there is no sign of a door. Until….)

EVANS: It’s down here.

(Adrian taps on a small, concealed hatchway embedded in the lower third of the hallway…just big enough for a small child… or little person… to get through.)

IVY: Adrian, wait!

EVANS: I think we know who’s in here now.

(Adrian kicks open the small hatchway, ducks his head and enters, only to be immediately attacked by the Red Midget, Lyle Tallman. Lyle grabs Adrian by the arm and whips him into a table that holds several monitors. Electronics go flying.)

RED: I told you all to leave this alone. Now you have no idea…

(Lyle charges Adrian, both of them flying underneath the table and slamming into the chair behind. Lyle grabs Little Voltron’s hair, pulling him out from underneath and executing a savat kick that takes his breath. Lyle climbs up on top of the table to execute a mini-missile dropkick, but Adrian rolls out of the way. As Lyle gets up, Adrian charges him and pins him up against the wall, half-choking him.)

EVANS: Who is it, Lyle? Who are you working for this time? We both know you’re not smart enough to do all this on your own.

RED: (choking) I… don’t… know.

EVANS: I know it’s hard for you, but don’t play dumb. Who is he? What’s he going to do? (He lets up so Red can speak.)

RED: I don’t know. I don’t! I just know that if the plans were compromised, I’m supposed to get off the ship.

EVANS: Get off the ship? How?

RED: Any way I could. He didn’t say!

(The modulated voice of the “Hacker” comes out of one of the speakers hooked up to the monitors across the room, replaying the same message the others are hearing on the bridge.)

EVANS: Where is he!? Is he down here or on the bridge? He has to be broadcasting that from somewhere!

RED: It’s a recording! IT was all set up as a failsafe if the bridge was compromised.

HACKER: So… it’s seems our mutual interest ends here, at least for a while. I’ll go my way, and you’ll go yours. So you’ll all need to leave now.

IVY: Adrian? Adrian? Are you alright in there?

ADRIAN: I’m fine. But you need to get up to the bridge and check on the others. They’ve set off some sort of failsafe and I don’t know what’s going to happen.

IVY: We can’t leave you down here. Just leave Red down here and let’s go. He’s not the one we’re after.

ADRIAN: But he probably knows more than he’s telling. I’m going to make sure he comes with us. Go on ahead and I’ll be right behind you.

IVY: Are you sure?

MARVIN: I’ll stay here and wait for them. Between the two of us we ought to be able to get Lyle up to the deck with no trouble. And Hornet and the others may need your help. The Hacker could still be up there.

IVY: Alright. But make it as quick as you can. We have no idea what else they have planned.

ADRIAN: That’s why we need to bring him with us.

(Ivy takes off up the staircase that leads toward the deck. Adrian slams the Red Midget’s head up against the bulkhead and quickly grabs a length of electric cord to bind his hands.)

RED: You have to hurry! We have to get out of here!

ADRIAN: I thought you said you didn’t know what the plan was.

RED: He told me to GET OFF THE SHIP! How much does it take to figure it out?!

ADRIAN: He’s not a psychopath, is he? Surely he wouldn’t…

(As Adrian pulls Red through the mini-hatchway to where Marvin is, smoke begins to billow out of one of the hatchways across the hallway. The three are surrounded quickly.)

MARVIN: This way? Get him up the stairs and out of here!

ADRIAN: What are you going to do?

MARVIN: There’s a fire extinguisher on the wall. I’m going to try and put out the fire.

ADRIAN: You’ve done enough, Marvin. Now we just need to get out of here!

MARVIN: I’ll be careful. If I can’t stop it right away, I’ll head upstairs.

ADRIAN: Alright… be careful, Marvin.

(He drags the Red Midget up the stairs behind him, still trussed up by the cord.)

ADRIAN: If anything happens to him, it’s your ass.