TFM Lost Scripts 4 – Mad Scientist Territory

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PANEL 1:

SCENE: Black, the internal console of an offline Transformer. Scrolling up the screen is a series of computer boot up code, saying things like “loading friend or foe protocols” and “initializing audio input” etc. Mentions of Verity Carlo, Ultra Magnus, Ratchet and Wheeljack

VERITY CARLO: This is crazy Magnus! I mean combining Megatron’s mass displacement capabilities, The Machination’s… What did you call it? Transtector tech? Scorponok’s Headmaster tech, and Bludgeon and Jetfire’s pretender tech? You’re heading into mad scientist territory here!

ULTRA MAGNUS: Verity, as much as I appreciate your company, don’t you have something better to do?

VERITY CARLO: Hmm… Nope.

PANEL 2:

SCENE: Same as PANEL 1 only the text is different, this time recording what’s being said.

ULTRA MAGNUS: Ratchet, how’s our volunteer doing?

PANEL 3:

SCENE: Same as PANEL 1 but the text is now saying things like “loading memory drives” and “engaging optic sensors” in between what’s been said

RATCHET: As near as we can determine, Grand is doing fine, his internal memory systems are booting up…

PANEL 4:

SCENE: we see a heavily pixelated shot of Ratchet and Wheeljack leaning over the camera POV

WHEELJACK: And it looks like his optic systems are coming online too.

PANEL 5:

SCENE: A less pixelated version of PANEL 4

RATCHET: I’m still worried about the core processor interface, it’s a little… Glitchy…

PANEL 6:

SCENE: Crisp version of PANELS 4 and 5

WHEELJACK: Don’t worry, Grand’s a strong bot, he is from the same Protoform Plant as Fortress Maximus, just a later generation…

PANEL 7:

SCENE: A shot of Grand (who looks like Cerebros only red and blue) sitting up on a table between Ratchet and Wheeljack, see the back and side of Magnus’ head

RATCHET: We went with a verbal release command for the Pretender Shell, to engage or disengage it simply give the command ‘Pretender’

PANEL 8:

SCENE: Similar shot to PANEL 7, only this time Grand’s Pretender shell is flowing over him and he’s shrinking

GRAND: Like… PRETENDER!

ULTRA MAGNUS: Good, and now, lets go get you acquainted with your Transtector, Maximus…