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Hunter, Joe and Ollie cheer on the swimming race
Hunter, Joe and Ollie cheer on the swimming race.

X16 Big Eye meets Small Fry

[G-II #18: The Spaceship Isn't Responding...]

The Eagle Riders are relaxing at the pool in Gateway City. Kelly and Mickey are racing across the pool. Ollie has bet $5 that Mickey will win, while Joe cheers on Kelly. Gee, Joe, you seem to really ‘have faith’ in Kelly.

Kelly wins the race, but tells Mickey that he’s getting better all the time. As they climb out of the pool, Dr Keane ogles Kelly in her pink bikini, while handing her a towel. He informs Kelly about a situation that has developed. The rest of the team come around to listen.

The Big Eye Satellite Station in space is performing research on how to extract energy from the Earth’s mantle. The liaison shuttle that supplies the station is broken, and Kelly is asked by Dr. Keane to repair it, due to her robotics expertise. Mickey is chosen to accompany her, as ‘punishment’ for losing the race. Ollie jokingly tells him that’s what he gets for being foolish enough to bet against Kelly in the first place. I guess now Ollie is smitten by Kelly’s charms as well, seeing as he was the one who bet against her while the race was going on. Amazing what standing around in a wet pink bikini will do for a girl!

Kelly and Mickey board the shuttle to make repairs. Mickey is concerned about his pet turtle Max. He goes on and on, wondering if he left Max enough lettuce leaves. Kelly begins to get tired of turtle talk, and asks that Mickey change the subject.

Forgetting about turtles, Kelly gets down to business and begins repairing the shuttle. In the middle of her work, Kelly realizes that she forgot to bring a clip, and has to go and fetch one. She tells Mickey that while she is gone, her must hold down a button and not let it go. At first, Mickey is able to deal with this non-strenuous task, but a strange, squat robot approaches the young Eagle Rider from behind and pokes a gun in his backside. Mickey lets go in surprise. Kelly, leaving the rocket, barely manages to escape the takeoff blast of the shuttle as it lifts off.

Onboard, Mickey discovers that the robot is actually a little girl named Sachiko. Her father works on the Big Eye Satellite and she wants to see him, as he is not scheduled to return for Earth for two years. She is worried because her mother is very ill and she wants her father back home. To his credit, Mickey does not immediately fall for the little girl's big sad eyes and sob story, and wants to get back home. Eventually though, her dubious ‘charms’ win him over, and he goes into protective mode.

The shuttle is on a pre-guided path and one of the engines gives out, but it still manages to make it to the Big Eye station, where the landing platform is remotely opened for them from Earth. Mickey still wonders whether or not Max has enough food, but soon has other worries.

Upon arriving at the station, Mickey and Sachiko are surprised to find it empty. It turns out that the Vorak have taken over the station and captured all of its personnel, in order to access the scientists' data on Mantle Energy. However, the scientists were able to hide the data on the station before being captured, and the androids are looking for it.

Back on Earth, Kelly is very upset that Mickey left and thinks it is her fault. Hunter comforts her, and Dr. Keane informs them that Mickey has docked safely at Big Eye. The team leaves in the Ultra Eagle to pick him up, not realizing that anything more serious is going on.

On the station, Mickey and Sachiko run into the Vorak. Mickey puts up a good fight and is even aided by Sachiko’s father, but Mallanox eventually overwhelms them with too many android soldiers. After trading insults (Mallanox calls Mickey ‘Duck Boy' and he calls Mallanox ‘Feather Face’) Mallanox forces Sachiko’s father to reveal the hiding place of the Mantle Energy data tapes: inside an old robot. Wow, the Vorak would never have found them there!

Mallanox prepares to leave, ordering that Mickey, Sachiko and her father be executed, but Mickey is able to fight off the androids. At this point the Ultra Eagle arrives, and Mallanox bemoans the appearance of the ‘Eagle-tistical Riders’. Wow, Mallanox sure is getting off some zingers today!

Mallanox and his captain run off, and Mickey goes after them, forcing the two to drop the tapes mid-flight. However, Mallanox manages to escape to the Vorak spaceship.

Joe fires a number of missiles at the Vorak ship, and it is destroyed. The scientists are rescued, and Sachiko’s father is allowed to return to Earth. I guess having your Space Station attacked has some benefits after all! But the best part is that Mallanox’s plan has failed and all of the Mantle Energy data has been recovered. The Global Good has been restored.

Kelly emerges from the pool
Kelly emerges from the pool.
Dr. Keane briefs the Eagle Riders
Dr. Keane briefs the Eagle Riders.
Mickey tries to talk his way out of going along on this mission
Mickey tries to talk his way out of going along on this mission.
Mickey, don't let go of *this* button...
Mickey, don't let go of *this* button...
Mickey lets go of the button, thanks to the gun behing waved at him
Mickey lets go of the button, thanks to the gun behing waved at him.
Mickey is angry when he discovers Sachiko inside of the 'robot'
Mickey is angry when he discovers Sachiko inside of the 'robot'.
Dr. Keane and the otehr Eagle Riders are there to meet Kelly when she returns
Dr. Keane and the otehr Eagle Riders are there to meet Kelly when she returns.
Hunter comforts a distressed Kelly
Hunter comforts a distressed Kelly.
Mickey attacks the Vorak androids with Sachiko riding on his back
Mickey attacks the Vorak androids with Sachiko riding on his back.
Mickey protects Sachiko and her father
Mickey protects Sachiko and her father.
Mickey chases after Mallanox in a low gravity environment
Mickey chases after Mallanox in a low gravity environment.
Vorak androids assist Mallanox to his feet, after he returns to his ship
Vorak androids assist Mallanox to his feet, after he returns to his ship.
Go to Eagle Riders Episode 15Return to Eagle Riders Episode GuideGo to Eagle Riders Episode 17 The Eagle Riders prepare to attack Mallanox's ship
The Eagle Riders prepare to attack Mallanox's ship.