Oban Star-Racers (2006): Season 1, Episode 12 - The Will to Win - full transcript

It's 2082. Ten thousand years have passed since the last great race on the remote planet of Oban. Now the time has come for the pilots of the galaxy to compete in a new race, and Earth is more than ready with its spectacular Whizzing Arrow star-racer. Built and maintained by racing legend Don Wei's team of engineers and mechanics, the Whizzing Arrow has become the Earth's only hope against annihilation by the greatest foe the world has ever seen--the menacing Crog Imperium.

MOLLY NARRATING: The fifth race
brought up long lost memories.

I reckon the Spirit is
the alien responsible

for my mother's death
in her last race.

All I could think
of was revenge.

But I was wrong,
Spirit had nothing

to do with my mother's crash.

It was an accident.

And that wasn't the
last of my surprises.

-The powers of the
Avatar are limitless.

He can offer the
winner anything.





Limitless powers?

Destroying worlds?


Sorry, Don, but I
don't buy a word of it.

Then again, others might.

And that could be dangerous.



make you come back, Mother?


Can things really be
the way they were?

I wish you would
never have left me.


-Any news from Stan and Koji?

-Uh, nothing.


-We still have some time.

We don't race till tomorrow.

They'll find the
spare parts we need.

I'm sure of it.

The Arrow Two will
be as good as new.

-Your optimism is commendable,
but I find that unlikely.



Tell me you found something.

-A couple of aluminum plates,
engine fluid, a few tools.

I got nothing.

And you?




Hey, look.

The local heroes.

mean the scrub pilots?

-If anyone knows about parts,
it's got be those guys.

-I don't think that's a good--

-Come on.


Wait a sec.

-Well, hello there.


It's our good
friends from Earth.

-Well, well, well.

What a pleasant surprise.

The team that humiliated us in
front of our loving home crowd.

-Yeah, I guess that's us.

-You think you can barge in here
and make a calamari stew just

like that? [CLAPPING].


-We were looking for--

-We'll leave you two in peace.

Bad idea.

-Hold it right there, boys.

So you think Scrubs
have no pride?

Is that it?

-You Earth people have a lot
of nerve, but that's about it.






-Koji, hurry up!

-Leave us alone!





-Well, well, well.

Hold it, my darlings.

Don't eat them just yet.

OK, humans.

What have you got to
say for yourselves?

-We're very sorry.

We meant no farm, OK?

Our star-racer is
trashed and-- and we're

looking for parts to fix it.

That's all.



Are you crazy?

This is Alwas.

Our people have yet
to discover fire.


-They're just may
be an alternative.


Hey, Flint.

What are you talking about?

We're not going to help them.

I forbid it.

-Can't you see this
is our big chance?

If this makes it to Oban, then
we've been beaten by the best

there is.


-Of course we will
have lost, but we

will have lost with honor.

Our people will love us again.

-That's a good point.


OK, human.

Let's go.


-Time to make us famous.

-Uh, but what about the worms.

-They're caterpillars.

Unless you're seaweed,
they won't eat you.



-There's one thing I got
to do before I leave.



-There's nothing broken
I hope, Miss Wei.

-I-- well.

-You're Don Wei's
daughter, aren't you?

-Yes, that's me.

But how did you find out?

-Pilot's intuition.

It all came clear during
your race against Spirit.

-Does he know?

-I didn't say anything to Don,
but I really think you should.


It's not as easy as that.

I don't know if I'm
ready to face him yet.


Look, I'm sure you've
got plenty of reasons

to pretend you're someone
else with your father.

Hey, that's your thing.

But you've got to
deal with your demons.

Otherwise, you're never grow,
as a pilot or as a person.

-I'll try.

But I can't promise anything.

-That's all I wanted to hear.

-Uh, Rick?

Thank you.

-Where are they taking us?

-Come on, humans.

-Hurry up.

-It's this way.

-Stan, I don't like
the look of this.

-I think this is where
they dump the bodies.


-Come on, humans.

We got pods to find.

Get the lead out.





Dead end.

-I knew it.

It's a trap.

-This is your last stop, boys.


it's straight down from here.

-Stan, I've always
admired your work.

You were a great mechanic.

-At my signal, run.

I'll cover you.

-No, this was my fault.

I'll cover you.




Oh, wow.

The star-racer graveyard.

-This way, humans.

is where the lost ships go?

-The Scrub elders strictly
forbid the use of technology,

but they know it comes in handy.

-They let us do
our thing as long

as they don't have to see it.

-You know, we built
our star-racer.



-Here goes nothing.


-Good morning, sir.



Sir, there's something
I have to tell you.

-Excellent, because there's
something I have to tell you.


-Our relationship has
always been rather tense,

wouldn't you say?

-That's a pretty
accurate assessment, sir.

It hasn't been easy.

But I must say--

-The pressure of the
race doesn't fully

explain the problem, Molly.

-Uh, I'm sorry.

I'm not sure I follow.

-Back on Earth, I
have a daughter.


-She must be about the
same age as you know.

I'm afraid I've transferred
some of my personal problems

with her onto you
and I regret this.

-Oh, really?

What sort of problems did
you have with your daughter?

-It's, uh, a difficult story.

Let's just say I wasn't able
to see her as much as I wished.



Is that all you have to say?

What are you going
to do about it?

Are you going to see her
when you're back on Earth?

-Uh, I don't really know.

We've been apart for so long.

I'm afraid it's too late now.

In life, missed
opportunities never return.


-As I said, I apologize.

Now, Molly, what was it
you wanted to tell me?

-Absolutely nothing!


You may be a great team manager.

But as a father,
you're clearly a zero.

-Molly, it's far more
complex than you--

-If I was your daughter, I'd
never want to see you again.

-Come back here.


Hey, Molly.

Wait up.

What's your problem?

Oh, I bet you got another
lecture from Don Wei.

Is that it?

-I'd rather not talk about it.

Thank you.

-We now call forth Rush
from Planet Byrus and Toros,

colonel of the Crog Imperium.

-Come on, Rush.

Go on, crush that Crog.

can't change you, Dad.

The ultimate prize will.

I'm going to win this race.

And I'll make her return.

You'll see.

We'll be together
again-- you, me, mother.

Just like before.

-You have come
seeking help, human.


Are you the shaman?

-You have come to seek
help for a friend.

A girl.

Her name is Eva.

-Her name is Molly, actually.

Though, maybe it's not.

How does this work exactly?

-Why don't you start by giving
me the stone in your pocket.

you tell me about this symbol?

-There is a great
evil near this.

This is a most
dangerous request.

Are you sure you are willing
to pay the price of knowledge?

-Yes, I'm ready.

That thing sabotaged my ship.

Molly-- Eva,
whatever her name is,

she might be the next target.

-The ultimate prize
arouses great envy.

There are some that will stop
at nothing to possess its power.

Give me your hand.

I will make you see
the one you seek.


What's happening to me?

-[INAUDIBLE] metal.

I thought we took
all that from Byrus.


-Finally, the Crog
gets taught a lesson.

-You cannot beat me, Toros.

I am never alone.

All of Byrus flies with me.

-Thanks to the
Crogs, civilization

came to your pitiful planet.

-The Crogs polluted our rivers
and destroyed our cities.

You left nothing.

Once I win the ultimate
prize, all of your wrongdoing

shall be erased.

-Did anyone inform
you that it was

I who led the Crog
forces on Byrus?



That's impossible.



What's he doing?

He had the advantage.

-Rush, don't do it.

-Forgive me, my brothers.

Forgive me, but I
cannot let him go free.

-Your peace-loving people did
nothing to defend themselves.

And you will do the same.

-For Byrus.

Come out, Toros, and
fight like a man.

If you know how.

-You've made your last mistake.

-(IN UNISON) Rush, no!


Where am I?

In my den.

You summoned me.


Who's talking to me?

-I go by many names.

I am the Lord of Purity
who tolerates no deviation.

I am Canaletto removed
from his rightful throne.

I am the Timeless One waiting to
bring the old world to its end.

-You're mad.

Stay away.

Stay away from us.

Who are you to command me?

You're nothing but
a pathetic pawn

in a game of my own design.


Now, be gone.

You are no longer of use to me.



Can you hear me?




-Hang on, Rush.

We're going to get you out.



That was quite a
show, wasn't it?

-You were great today.

Don't talk, just rest.

-The competition is over for me.

I failed my mission
and my people.

-Why did you want to
win the ultimate prize?

-The Crogs destroyed my
beautiful planet, Byrus.

And I wanted to bring it
back to its former glory.

Although, I guess what I
truly wanted was revenge.

-Hang in there, buddy.

-If I win, Rush, I'll
restore your planet for you.

-You're a sweet girl, Molly.

But I can't accept.

My people will find a way to
rebuild Byrus again some day.

This is our problem to solve.

To capture the ultimate prize,
your intent must be pure.


RUSH (OFFSCREEN): Mine was not.

-We're all set.

-Draw strength from it.

And bring back the prize.



-Did you find what
you were seeking?


I can't remember.

I can't remember a thing.


OK, shove off.

There's no time to lose.

-How can we ever repay you?

-Just win big time.

That's all we ask.

-Farewell, humans.

Win big.

Make us look good.