Ocean Girl (1994–1997): Season 2, Episode 3 - Father's Message - full transcript

The gang begins to dig for Neri's spaceship on the beach on part of the island Neri has never visited. The gang seem to be finding a huge spaceship and Neri brings Jason to the entrance of the ship deep under water.

Hey, guys. This is huge!
Come and take a look!

You really think it’s a spacecraft?

I know it sounds crazy.

But it does explain how Neri
and her dad got here.

Like from nowhere.

I find something more.
Maybe way to go in.


Out past rocks. Deep.

You’ve lived here all your life and
you never saw this thing before?

Never come this side of island.

Show me.

This way.

Hey, it’s dry up here.


It’s like something’s holding
the water back.

Wow, this place is incredible.

Some sort of control room.



There’s still power running
through this thing.

The power is from the sea.

How do you know that?

I don’t know.

We can’t stay.
It’s falling apart.


That’s the same stuff as your dress.

My father...

I remember I see him
draw this in the sand.

This is his sign.

Maybe he left this stuff for you.


We gotta get out of here.

- We don’t know what they’re for.
That’s where you come in. - Cool it.

Medical dive team please
assemble at the turbo lift area.

Carbon, titanium and lithium molecules
in unusual arrangement.

A break is detected in highly
unorthodox circuitry.

Can we fix it?

You can fix it, Froggy.


Material is of unknown origin...

but conventional solder
should still function as a conductor.


I’ll give it a try.

Five, four, three, two, one!

It’s just a dumb machine.

- You could always have a go.
- And be a jerk?

Take a look.

So, what does it actually mean?

It means Kim here could try out
for a spot with the state squad.

Riding the road to nowhere.

Get a life.

So, being a guy,
you could do so much better.

- Any day of the week.
- ’Cause you’re stronger than I am.

You’d win hands down every time.

Unless we were talking about
playing with dolls or something.

I’m talking about a race.

You and me. One on one.

You hear that, Rocky?
She wants to race "moi".

What a joke.

If it was worth my while...

say, having a few bets…

I’ll have five credits...

on Kimberley.

Me, too. Five credits on Kim.

Somebody better write this down.

Okay. You want to chuck ’em away?

You’re all on, suckers.

You’ll give me a heart attack!

What did she say?

She reckons this might be
to send out a signal.

She thinks it’d fit into
some kind of socket.

- By the way, she found a broken circuit
and I fixed it. - You did? Excellent!

- What about the hexagon?
- Forget it. She hasn’t got a clue.

So we find something on the ship
and plug it in.

Can’t stay down there long, Neri.

If the structure gives away any more,
we’ll be in big trouble.

Try to find out
what this goes into...

see what happens...

and we get out of there fast!


There has to be something
in here somewhere.



We gotta get out of here.


Come on!

This must do something.

My father left it here
for me to find.



we gave it our best shot.

You okay?

So how come it didn’t work?

Just didn’t, that’s all.

I haven’t got nearly enough.

- Sorry?
- Whale song.

And to record more I’ve got
to get closer to Charley.

Winston, we have to talk
Commander Byrne...

- into giving us a boat.
- Mmm.


Why do I get the feeling
you’re not even listening to me?

Because... I am looking at that.

And listening to that.

That’s on the same frequency
as the whale song.

At first, I thought it was
random interference.

But it keeps repeating itself.

That’s very strange.

All right.

The course is from here
up to the rec room.

Any problems with that, Mick?

Yeah, won’t even give me
enough time to warm up.

Oh, please. You’re the one
losing a year’s worth of credits.

You ready?

Maybe I should give you
a head start.

Can we get this over with?

We wouldn’t want Mick
to wear his mouth out.

Are you ready?

Three, two, one, go!

Give me a break.

Level Alpha.

Okay, HELEN. Don’t open
the doors until I tell you.

Negative. Operational functions
require administration codes.

Commander Byrne’s code.

Code verified.

Okay, HELEN. That should just
about do it. Open the doors.

- What are you doing here?
- I took the other lift.

- Did you really think you could get away
with this? - Get away with what?

- Where did he come from?
- Simple.

He hides out in the lift
until you’re about due...

and then he bounds out
and says he ran all the way up.

Without even raising a sweat.

Oh, he’ll raise a sweat all right.

Now, listen...

We can work something out,
can’t we?

Sure. We can run the race again.

I’m busy.

Oh, that’s okay.

Just hand over all your credits
for the next 12 months.

A whale dictionary?

That’s fascinating.

Yes, it is.

We’ve actually already collected over 200
separate pitches and inflections.

- All we have to do now is connect them
with meanings. - But to do so,

we need to study the whales
behaviour from a much closer range.

Which is why I need a boat
at my disposal permanently.

I’ve already assigned you a boat...

from tomorrow.

You have?

Come and have a look at this.

HELEN, bring up the ORCA structure,

Here is our present ORCA.

Add O.C. Schematic.

This is ORCA city.

ORCA city?

It’s the future, Dr. Bates.

The largest submarine structure
ever undertaken.

And the authorities are about
to go ahead with it.

Why weren’t we told?

Oh, it’s been kept top secret.

I only found out myself this week.

And that’s because we’ve been instructed
to carry out a survey...

as to a suitable location.

This is where you come in.

I’m sorry. I...

Hence the boat.

I’m entrusting the survey
to you and Dr. Seth.

Oh, now just a minute!

It’s hardly my field.

You’re a qualified marine
geologist, aren’t you?

Who better to chart the topography
in search of a stable site?

And you, Dr. Bates,

will provide an environmental
impact study.

That’s not why I’m here!

I’m afraid it is,
if you wish to remain.

Of course, I have no objection to you...

to you carrying on your whale
studies on the side.

On the side!

Captain Phillips.
You’re right on time.

You said something about taking
a survey team out beyond the reef.

Dr. Bates will be leading that team.
With Dr. Seth.

- You’ve met, I think.
- Yes, yes, we’ve met.

Are you sure
that’s a good idea?


Well, it gets a little rough
out there.

What’s the matter?
Bad sailor, Captain?

Don’t worry.
I can give you a tablet.

I’m sure you will all co-operate
to the maximum.

This is an inspiring project.

It’s the beginning, perhaps,
of permanent human colonization.

But what will it do to the ocean?

Oh, come on, guys.
Please put me down.

- You’re going to drop me. Please!
- Kimberley, you did it.

You were fantastic.

Not so easy when you play
by the rules, eh?

I think I broke my leg.

- I tripped over something.
- Probably your tongue.

Hey, Mick.

Do you want to settle up the credits now
in case you drop dead or something?

- Hey, Rocky, you know
the pontoon dock? - Yeah?

Why don’t you jump off it?

You are going to pay up?

In your dreams.

You think that just because you’re
Commander Byrne’s son,

you can do what you like.

See, Rocky?

You’re not so dumb after all.

- You found out some more?
- Froggy even tried it on...

Winston’s equipment
while they weren’t here.

We can’t figure it out at all.

Doesn’t mean anything to you?

- If you think your father left it
for you then... - Father’s sign.

My father’s sign.

Whoa! Look at that!

What’s going on?


Do that again, Neri.

Oh my goodness!

What is that?

We found it in the spaceship.

Hail, Neri,

my daughter.


Greetings in the 80th year
of the Zarich Eon.

There is much that
you will need to know.

Much that could have been avoided
if our mission of peace

and wisdom to the Opal planet
had been blessed with success.

But at the end of our long,
arduous journey,

our craft developed a fault

and we plummeted helplessly towards
the waters of the Opal planet.

He must mean Earth.

The other survivors
perished one by one.

Until, my daughter...

you and I were the only ones
left alive on the alien shore.

Then, Neri,

as a child,

you fell from a high place
into the sea.

A great whale...

in our language, a jali...

was there to save you...

when I could not.

He returned you to my arms.

You were then able to talk
to the great jali,

because, my daughter,

you must know that
you possess a gift.

A blessing...

rare among all creatures.

A blessing you have inherited...

from your dear mother,

whose beauty you also possess.

As the end of my time
grew near,

I taught you all I could
about the ways of the Opal People,

in the hope that
you would survive

and complete our chosen mission.

But never forget
the message we bring...

that as they move into the oceans,

they must not despoil and
destroy them for trivial gain.

For the fate of a whole universe...

could hang in the balance.

This lesson was bitterly learned
on our own planet.

My beloved daughter,

you alone...

must use your gift
to prevent such destruction.

Swear it.

I will father.

My daughter,
my time is short,

and there is one thing more
you should know.

As our ship fell
towards the planet,

I prepared a travelpod.

There was a third member
of our family.

Your sister…


She was too young to risk
in the landing.

A mere baby.

The pod was strong enough
to withstand the landing impact.

But there was no way
of recording its trajectory.

I never gave up hope,

In my blood...

I know she landed safely.

You must search for her.


Your sister.


my beloved.


You’ve got a sister.


Looks impressive,
Mr. Forsyth.


It’ll match everything
they have on ORCA and more.

It should.
It is costing a fortune.

You won’t be disappointed.

Show me something I haven’t seen

What’s this?

It’s the pulse rate of the smaller creature
swimming with the whale.

From that, we can reconstruct
its physical characteristics.

Before too long, we should have an idea
of what that thing looks like.


It is about time
we had some answers around here.

My beloved daughter.

There was a third member
of our family.

Your sister...


You must search for her.

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