Team Flux episode 1: A TUFF Escape Chapter 5
As the storm gathers in the sky, Marty and Kitty head for the Delorean parked on the roof of TUFF HQ. Marty sits in the car and activates the communication screen to contact Doc Brown back at the Institute.
Marty: “Doc! It’s Marty! Come in, Doc!
Doc Appears on screen.
Doc: “Ah, Marty. Any progress?”
Marty: “Well…We’ve hooked up the antenna of the TUFF Building, and we’ve got the hook outfitted on the car. And it’s now uh… (Checks wristwatch) Quarter to 12.”
Doc:”GREAT SCOTT! Then there’s not a moment to lose! Now set your Destination time and dimensional coordinates at exactly where you departed, but exactly 5 hours later. I’ll expect you to arrive at that time.
Marty sets the coordinates on the time circuit keypad.
Marty: “Got It!”
Doc: “Great! Now according to the cross dimensional environmental scanners, you should take the Delorean and fly it approximately 1 mile away down the street. I’ve calculated the distant wind resistance fresh to active from the moment the lightning strikes, which should be if my calculations are correct…. 14 minutes and 12 seconds. So set your watch alarm to a minute before. When the alarm goes, you hit the gas!”
Marty sets the alarm on his wristwatch.
Marty: “Right, Check, Doc!”
Doc: “Well….I guess that should do it.”
Marty: “Thanks Doc.”
Doc: “Just remember, as long as you hit the wire with the connecting hook at precisely 88 mph, the instance the lightning strike the antenna, You and Kitty should make it back safely to the Institute! Good luck you two, and please….be careful!”
Marty: “Don’t worry, Doc. I’ve never been to a time period I couldn’t escape from. We’ll see you when we get there!”
Doc: “Good. Doc out!”
The screen switches off.
Kitty: “Guess he must really care about you, huh?”
Marty: “Yeah, he’s a great scientist. But he’s also a great friend.”
Kitty: “Who did you two ever meet?
Marty: “t‘s a long story, but I‘ll explain when we get back. Right now, we‘ve got some lightning to catch.”
Kitty: “Right. And hey! …Thanks for coming for me. Didn‘t know if I could go on in this city.”
Marty: “Uh, no prob.”
At a distance, a shadowy figure appears from the building opposite. The figure pulls out a sniper rifle and aims it for the top of the antenna. Then shoots the wire connected to the top, which falls down to the roof.
Marty: “What the hell was that?”
Kitty looks behind her to find the disconnected wire.
Kitty: “Marty! The Wire! It came off!”
Kitty: You get the wire, I’ll climb the antenna, and you throw it to me!”
Marty: “Alright! I got it!”
Kitty climbs to the top of the antenna, while struggling to hang on due to the high pressure winds of the storm. Marty spins the cable like a lasso.
Marty: (Yelling) “CATCH!”
Marty throws the cable towards Kitty at the top. She catches it.
Kitty: (Yelling) “GOT IT!”
Kitty then sees at the distance, a clock tower with the clock hands at 8 minutes to twelve.
Kitty: (Yelling) “MARTY! TAKE THE CAR DOWN THE STREET LIKE DOC SAID! I’LL HAND THE CONNECTIONS! WHEN YOU REACH THE TUFF BUILDING, OPEN THE CAR DOOR AND I’LL JUMPABORD BEFORE THE LIGHTING STRIKES!”
Marty: (Yelling) “BUT KITTY, IT’S AN IMPOSSIBLE JUMP. BESIDES I WON’T LEAVE YOU HERE!”
Kitty: (Yelling) “THERE’S NO TIME! YOU GOT LESS THAN 8 MINUTES! I’LL BE ALRIGHT. NOW HURRY!!”
Marty does what Kitty tells him to do and flies the Delorean down the street a mile away. Kitty attempts to fix the connections. After making the connections, Kitty climbs down from the antenna. Once at the bottom, she hears a familiar Australian voice.
Lizzy: “Going somewhere, Kitten?”
Kitty turns around and sees Lizzy McDinga.
Kitty: “Lizzy McDinga!? What are you doing here?”
Lizzy: “I came to stop your little ride outta here. Plus, I have a little score to settle with you.”
Kitty: “Think again, Lizzy! When I‘m out of here, I‘ll no longer have to see your ugly mug again!”
Lizzy: “Is that why you’re leaving? Cause you’re scared me? Or is it because no one here appreciates you. They’d rather admire a penny on a pavement rather than look up to a goody two shoes like you.”
Kitty: “FYI, I’m leaving because I feel there’s more for me out there. More lives that need to be saved. More civilizations that need a hero. Well I’m going, and you can’t stop me! Considering that your already contempt to be in a city filled with selfish morons like you.
Lizzy: “Enjoy them smart word, Little Kitty. Cause they will be your last.”
While Kitty and Lizzy battle on roof of TUFF HQ, Marty is getting ready to start accelerating.
Marty: “Okay, Time circuits on, Flux Capacitor….Fluxing, Engine Running, alright.”
Then the engine dies out and the Delorean starts to fall slowly from the air.
Marty: “Oh Crap, not again!”
Marty twists the key repeatedly to start the engine but to no avail. After a few jabs with the key, Marty gets frustrated, but then remembers.
Marty: “Wait a minute”
Marty head butts the staring wheel, causing the engine to start and the Delorean to regain flight before it could hit the ground. Marty rubs his heads in pain.
Marty: “Well…OW! At least that worked.”
Then Marty hit’s the gas and Flies towards TUFF HQ. Back on the roof of TUFF HQ, Lizzy has Kitty on the ledge trying to push her down. Kitty tries to fight off, but Lizzy was too strong.
Lizzy: “Any last words, Princess?”
Kitty gets an idea.
Kitty: (pointing behind Lizzy) WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?”
With Lizzy distracted, Kitty grabs a lose brick and whams it across Lizzy cheek. Making her step a few steps backwards.
Lizzy: “OW! Now that’s no fair!”
Kitty; (Runs towards Lizzy) “Life here’s unfair. Get used to it!”
Kitty then leaps and Kicks Lizzy, knocking her unconscious. Kitty recovers from the fight, but notices that the flying Delorean is fast approaching, and turns to see lighting nearing the antenna. Back in the Car, Marty is nearing 88 mph and opens the right side door.
Marty: (Muttering) “Come on, Kitty. You can do it!”
In slow motion, Kitty runs toward the left side of the ledge on the top of the roof. Just when she reached the edge, Lightning strikes the antenna. The electric energy gets attached to the cable and goes down the line. Kitty leaps off the ledge to reach Marty and the Dorlorean passing by. Marty extends his hand to grab Kitty as she falls towards the door. A close up of Marty and Kitty hands in slow motion approaching and trying to each other. By the time they reached, there was a flash of white light, indicating that the lightning reached the suspended pole and the hook made contact, thereby absorbing the energy.
The flash clears to reveal a futuristic facility building.
The Institute of Future Technology, Hill Valley California, May 19th 1991, 3:00 pm
At an extended runway in the institute, a thunderous flash appears and the Delorean comes out of it. The car lands on the path and heads for a garage door entrance which led to Doc Brown’s laboratory. In the lab, Doc is there passing up and down worried. He checks his 5 wrist watches on his right arm.
Doc: “Ok, maintain your confidence, Emmett. Nothing to worry about, they should be here in about 5...4...3...2.…
The car crashes through the door, stopping it. Upon impact, Doc is send crashing towards scrap from his old inventions. Doc pops up dizzy.
Doc: “Oucha Magaoucha!”
Dog comes to his senses and sees the Delorean.
Doc: “HA HA! They made it! I knew it. I Knew it. I knew they would.”
Doc climbs out of the scrap and runs towards the Delorean in the crash site. He opens the door, which releases a cloud of smoke.
Doc: (Coughing) “Marty?….Kitty?”
When the smoke cleared, there was Marty, with Kitty uncurious in Marty’s arms.
Marty: (Groaning in pain) “Oh…Doc?”
Marty: “I did it, Doc…..I got her home.”
Kitty wakes up in Marty’s arms. Her eyes open slowly
Kitty: “Oh….Where are we? Did we make it?
Marty: “Yes, Kitty. We made it.”
Kitty sighs with relief as she leans her head on Marty’s chest.
Doc: “We better get her to the medical room. She looks badly hurt.”
A couple of hours later, Marty pushes Kitty in a hover chair. Kitty has the top of her head and is wearing a cast on her left arm.
Kitty: (Bashful) “I can walk on my own you know, I’m fine really.”
Marty: “I know, but it’s just Doc’s stupid idea that patients have to leave on a hover chair. Besides, I don’t mind helping you around.”
Kitty: “Well that was nice of you.”
Marty: “So…How’s the arm?”
Kitty: “A little sore, but at least the cast was set right. Back in Petropolis, I once had my broken arm set in a cast that pointed upwards. The chief kept thinking I had some question to ask him.”
Marty and Kitty chuckle at the brief funny story.
Marty: “Well you’re laughing. Guess that means you’re alright.”
Doc Brown approaches them.
Doc: “Ah, Miss Katswell.”
Kitty: “Hi Doc. Call me Kitty.”
Doc: “I just wanted to welcome you here in Hill Valley 1991, and we hope you enjoy your stay.”
Kitty: “Why, Thank you, Doc. So…. (Looking around) this is your…research facility?”
Doc: “Precisely, follow me.”
Marty and Kitty follow Doc to the main Centre of the institute.
Doc: “Kitty Katswell, Welcome….to the institute of Future Technology.
Kitty: (Amazed) “Whoa!”
There was a large complex of scientific sectors and weird futuristic contraptions that staff are experimenting with, and some that are flying around. Kitty stares with amazement.
Kitty: “This is the most incredible place, I have ever seen.”
Meanwhile, Back in Petropolis, he storm clears away as Lizzy wakes up and sees a large shadowed figure approach her.
????: “You let them get away, did ya?”
Lizzy: “I tried, mate. But, they must’ve gone off in a flash…literally.
????: “Oh that’s about as funny as a screen door in a battleship, Lady.”
Lizzy: “That’s “Screen door in a submarine, ya plonker!”
????: “Shut it! The boss might not approve of this….”
Then another smaller unknown figure appears next to the large figure.
?????: “But at least we got what we came here for. When it all comes together, there‘s no way Doc Brown‘s gonna stop us now. He, he, he, ha,ha,ha, AH! HA! HAHA! HA!”
To be continued.
Next time on Team Flux, Doc explains to Kitty about a mysterious Villain by the name of Dr. Nefarious Tropy plans to seize history’s greatest treasures from all over the world. This could subsequently skewer history. On her first mission with Doc and Marty, Kitty travels to the Amazon rainforest in 2006 to thwart Tropy’s forces from stealing Ancient treasures from a lost Incan city nestled within the deep and thick jungles of the Amazon. It is there that Kitty, Marty and Doc also find two lost anthromophic pets, Brandy Harrington and Mr. Whiskers!
And who is This N Tropy? Who is the large goon working for him? Will Kitty, Marty and Doc thwart N Tropy’s henchmen? Will this be Brandy’s chance to escape the Amazon? Will Mr. Whisker’s Brain stay inside his head this time? Find out in the second Episode of Team Flux…