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    Power Rangers GSP: Lupinranger vs Patraranger Adaptation (Scriptfic Challenge)

    I'm currently in the middle of an exciting self-prompt challenge...my first real concrete stab at 'script fic' writing. My intention is to try the somewhat herculean task of putting together 40 or so scripts based on the Super Sentai Series Lupinranger vs Patraranger, with the emphasis of the series being on the characters of Patraranger.

    So far, I've seen episodes one and two and what I think I'd like to do is make episode one almost 90% original, with the remaining 10% being Sentai footage, and from there, build the episodes around the footage, with occasional original work in between.

    I have virtually no idea if I will finish this project at any point, as I am a very busy writer and editor and new projects take my fancy all the time, so I'm not giving myself a deadline. With luck and dedication, I'll have 20 episodes ready sometime late in the year or early next year, but this will be where I will update one and all on my project.

    Episode Currently In Development:

    1. Where In The World Is The Lupin Santiago?

    Synopsis: When a well-meaning cook named Harlan is enlisted into the Global Special Police following a heroic act, he can't believe his luck. It's great to be human he thinks...but when he is paired up with, and shown the ropes by, a reckless fun-loving partner who'd rather spend time in the Cash Vegas arcades than await the call to action, Harlan begins to wonder just what's so great about this privilege if responsibilities are optional. Sure enough, it's not long before the Red GSP Power Ranger finds himself in hot water with the back-stabbing Majestic Myers, who also has to deal with some uninvited guests. Who will seize the lupin Santiago? And what secrets does it possess?


    Once I have put together the spec script for episode one (currently 56% finished), I will post a character breakdown.
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    The title of that episode sounds like the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? computer game series.
    Try to reach inside of me, try to drain my energy
    Let me show you just what I'm made of
    Simple curiosity trying to take a bite of me
    Let me show you just what I'm made of now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neophron View Post
    The title of that episode sounds like the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? computer game series.
    Very much the pun intented .

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    Sadly, a lot of Toku file-sharing sites have been shut down by Toei, so I can only advance this story so far with the resources I presently have available, at least for the time being. It's not like I'm working towards a deadline, so things may change for the better

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    Bit of an update, but I've largely had to stop working on this for the last few months due to juggling so many other stories, both fanfiction and original.

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    This script is still on the back-burner, but with so many page views and nothing to show for it, I'm inclined to give you guys something to tie you over, so this is the draft of the opening act

    POWER RANGERS GSP:
    EPISODE ONE:

    ďWHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE LUPIN SANTEIGO?Ē


    TITLES
    ACT ONE
    SCENE ONE
    FADE IN
    EXT: CASH VEGAS MAINSTREET-DAY

    (It is a busy and bustling day full of social activity in the city of CASH VEGAS, people are headed to work, gossiping amongst themselves, in the marketplace stationed outside of a few buildings, children are pestering their parents to purchase, from a set of trading stalls, action figures of what appear to be POWER RANGERS, of various different team combinations. DINO THUNDER, MMPR, ZEO, and SPACE

    HARLAN SAWYER, late teens, approx. 18, is working at a nearby HOT DOG CART, and he is in a pickle with a rather dissatisfied customer, an UNNAMED FEMALE TEENAGER (think 16-17), carrying a QUARTZ BAG, who is rubbing her lips with her fingers and depositing a freshly eaten hot dog in a nearby trash can.
    HARLAN has another hot dog in his hand, he is coating it with some kind of syrupy nut brown sauce, he urges, pleading even, for the young girl to give it a chance)

    HARLAN
    Look lady, itís not so bad if you add the sauce to it, please, just try some

    (The young woman shakes her head, soundly denying him the opportunity, and leaves.

    HARLANSíS BOSS enters shot, rearing up behind Harlan, he takes the hot dog out of his hand, takes a bite out of it for the sake of inspection, spits it out, and neatly deposits it in his hot dog cartís bin attached to the front)

    BOSS
    Thatís the twelfth customer youíve let down today with your lousy lunch special, Iím sorry Harlan but youíre just not cut out for this line of work. Hand over your apron, youíre done here

    HARLAN
    Not cut out? Do you know who my sister is? Sheís like the best chef in town.

    BOSS
    Yes, and itís pretty apparent where all the talent in your family went

    HARLAN
    Boss, Iím begging you here, donít take this job away from me, itís all I have, you canít just leave me with nothing

    BOSS
    Youíre right, I canít leave you like this, tell you what, have this on me

    (He hands HARLAN a meat stick)

    BOSS
    Never feel as empty as your stomach. Take care of yourself kid

    (HARLANíS now former boss wheels the hot dog cart out of shot, leaving Harlan left holding the meat stick. He doesnít cry, but he is visibly crestfallen)

    HARLAN
    Now what?

    (The YOUNG LADY is just about to cross the road when a MONSTER teleports into the city, causing citizens to panic, it quickly runs up to the FEMALE and, without stopping, seizes her QUARTZ BAG, as well as the handbags of TWO OTHERS. He opens his CHEST UNIT and deposits the bags into some kind of makeshift SAFE)

    MONSTER
    Three bags full!


    (Focus on the FEMALE, distraught)

    FEMALE
    Stop! Thief!

    (HARLAN sticks his leg out, which enables him to trip the monster thief up. The female dashes over to where heís standing)

    HARLAN
    Youíd best stay clear, something tells me our monster tourist here didnít fully appreciate his trip

    (The FEMALE nods and dashes off)

    MONSTER
    Iíll tenderise you where you stand meat-ball.

    (HARLAN freezes, realising heís in over his head)

    CUT TO:
    (A SQUAD CAR pulls up beside them, sirens blazing. HARLAN and the MONSTER are driven to distraction by the intrusion. Citizens start taking out their mobile devices, taking photos of the scene.
    The SQUAD CARís front door opens, we ZOOM IN on a pair of boots as the driver of the vehicle disembarks, and gradually PAN UP, to reveal is it the RED GSP POWER RANGER)

    RANGER
    Attrositor, stand down, you are under arrest

    (The MONSTER, now named, stands defiant)

    ATTROSITOR
    Youíre interrupting what could be a monstrously

    RED RANGER
    You have a choice to make in this moment; I suggest it be a peaceful one

    ATTROSITOR
    We fixing to disturb the peace or what?


    RED RANGER
    I wonít escalate a battle unless Iím forced to

    ATTROSITOR
    Ah, so youíre waiting on me to kick off our little fire fight are you? Well then, Iím more than happy to light the match

    (ATTROSITOR raises his arms, huge bursts of INTENSE FLAME pours out of them. The RED RANGER rolls out of the way of the fires being thrown at him, and takes aim with his BLASTER, scoring a couple of direct hits on ATTROSITOR, who launches himself at him. They exchange blows, lashing out with kicks and punches, a few from ATTROSITOR connect with the RED RANGER and he reels back, ATTROSITOR swings one of his claws at him, the RED RANGER blocks it, he pushes ATTROSITOR away, and delivers a SPIN KICK to his temple, landing perfectly on his feet. He tries to take aim again with his blaster, but ATTROSITOR takes a few steps back and embarks on a running charge, the RED RANGER opens fire, but ATTROSITOR avoids the blasts, diving to the left, then to the right, then walks through the last blast and slams into the RED RANGER, sending him flying into the ground)

    ATTROSITOR
    Thanks for the work out, but I reckon itís time I burned off some calories. Yours, not mine.
    (he stretches out his arms, ready to finish off his target. HARLAN, in the meantime, can stand still no longer. He feels he must do something)

    HARLAN
    Hey!

    (ATTROSITOR turns around)

    HARLAN
    I know this is a big day for you, Itís not every day you get to roast a Ranger, but youíve spent all that energy fighting, arenít you a little peckish?

    ATTROSITOR
    Now that you mention it, I could do with a light snack

    (HARLAN produces the meat stick)

    HARLAN
    Care for a nibble?

    (ATTROSITOR approaches him)

    ATTROSITOR
    Donít mind if I do

    HARLAN
    And, by all means, try the sauce

    (HARLAN reaches into his pocket and takes out a tube of NUT-BROWN LIQUID, he coats the meat with it, and hands it to ATTROSITOR.
    ATTROSITOR consumes the meat, and within seconds, steam pours out of every inch of his body, he overheats. HARLAN steps back
    ATTROSITOR spins around, unable to control himself, his fingertips ignite, creating a circle of fire, the RED RANGER, now recovered, ducks underneath and lets out another blast, aimed at weakening ATTROSITOR at the knees.
    The blasts strike true, and ATTROSITOR falls limp, he lets control of his powers slip, and the flames subside
    The RED RANGER delivers a decisive and furious kick to ATTROSITORíS mid-section, sending him catapulting into the HOT DOG STAND, much to the chagrin of HARLANíS BOSS. Finally, the RANGER produces a set of handcuffs and shackles ATTROSITORíS hands. He picks him up and visibly shakes him, angry)

    RED RANGER
    The combination to your safe...what is it?

    ATTROSITOR
    Those are my secrets and I aim on keeping them

    RED RANGER
    Weíll see just what a good few hours in the panic room will do, move!

    (The RED RANGER leads ATTROSITOR away. As he approaches his SQUAD CAR stationed nearby, he glances back at HARLAN)

    RED RANGER
    You could have been hurt, next time, leave it to the professionals

    HARLAN
    Yes sir, I will sir. No problem. Piece of cake or meat. I specialise in meat. Hey, want some?

    (He reaches into the remains of the HOT DOG CART and pulls out a sausage)

    HARLAN
    Hey, wanna try the sauce?

    (The RED RANGER doesnít react and continues on his way, occasionally shoving the captive monster, prompting him to move a little faster.
    Opening the back door of the squad car, he gently lowers the handcuffed monster into it, and slams the door shut. The whole time several citizens are taking photos of the scene on their mobile devices.
    He does not stop for autographs or applause as he gets into the driverís seat. The car heads off back to headquarters.
    Observing all of this is another POLICE OFFICER, gruff, a little overweight, a white beard with handlebar whiskers. He approaches Harlan)

    OFFICER
    Nice work back there kid

    HARLAN
    Who? Me? I was in over my head, itís a good thing that guy swooped in before that monster could do worse with it.

    OFFICER
    This sauce of yours is something else, I donít think Iíve ever one person or thing react so aggressively to something like that before. Care to share the recipe?

    HARLAN
    Thanks, but itís a trade secret. Wherever it goes, I go

    OFFICER
    I see...well, Iíd like it to go all the way to Global Special Police Headquarters, first thing tomorrow morning, as our new catering official

    HARLAN
    Get out, youíre offering me a job with the GSP?

    OFFICER
    You showed a lot of promise back there kid. Between you and me, I think olí Red needs an extra shoulder to lean on. He can be just as overwhelmed as any one of us could be.

    HARLAN
    Oh please, you can handle anything, youíre the GSP

    OFFICER
    Weíre also human

    HARLAN
    And itís great to be human

    OFFICER
    Not always son.
    We donít always catch monsters, sometimes the monsters are as human as you or I

    (He hands HARLAN a card with the initials GSP on it, beneath it is an address and contact number)

    OFFICER
    Give it a think kid

    HARLAN
    I will. I will. Thank you.

    (The officer tips his hat to him, takes the sausage from HARLANíS hand, bites into it, and, with a look of somewhat aroused disgust, excuses himself, and walks off, showing signs of wanting to hurl. HARLAN is left startled, mesmerised, and inspired.

    A new day has dawned)

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