Eagle Riders Episode Guide Logo

An Eagle Riders Episode Guide


The Eagle Riders' vehicles are on the ISO submarine
The Eagle Riders' vehicles are on the ISO submarine.

X62 Scorpius Force

[G-F #36: Hypershoot Crisis]

The Eagle Riders and Dr. Keane are taking a well-deserved break to rest and relax. And where would you choose as the perfect vacation spot? Why the ISO North Pole Systems Base, of course! Everyone is in a submarine heading to the base, but their journey is of the utmost secrecy. If the Scorpius Force found out that they had their guard down, there could be dire consequences for all. This includes maintaining communications silence during the journey.

Unfortunately, Hunter’s weak condition means that he cannot join them on the trip, but he is sorely missed. I’m not sure why Dr. Keane is leaving him alone, instead of working on a cure, but I guess Dr. Keane knows best!

Mickey wants to get to the Arctic Circle so that they can give Hunter a call to check on him. Kelly simply wishes they were vacationing in the tropics instead of in a deep freeze. Kelly is a girl after my own heart! Ollie wants to know where to sign up for a warm weather vacation.

“The only real perk in this vacation is that the ice is free!” Ollie moans.

Mickey wonders why Dr. Keane didn’t want Hunter to come. Apparently Dr. Keane told the Eagle Riders that he needed to leave someone there to watch ISO Headquarters, and even Mickey is seeing through this feeble excuse, asking why someone else couldn’t perform this task. Joe gasps as Ollie hits on the real reason: because the Phase Foil failed the last time Hunter tried to use it. Joe says that he needs to talk about this, but then pushes through the rest of the team to run on ahead. Mickey, Kelly and Ollie are confused, but Joe runs off, saying in an emotional voice, “They just don’t get it!”

Joe and the others enter Dr. Keane’s office on the sub. Joe tells the Doctor that the two of them have been keeping a secret, but he wants to tell Kelly, Mickey and Ollie what is going on. The reason Hunter didn’t make this trip is because of Hunter’s health. He might not be able to be an Eagle Rider anymore. Kelly, Mickey and Ollie gasp in horror, while Dr. Keane tries to explain.

Hunter’s use of the Phase Foil mode has caused massive destructions of his body’s cells. Dr. Keane thought they had thoroughly tested the Phase Foil for the damage it could cause to living cells, but in the process of defending the Earth numerous times, Hunter may have inadvertently damaged himself. Kelly wants to know about his future with the Eagle Riders. Apparently right now, Hunter is with Avery, retraining his body to handle the stress better, in order to combat the effects of the Phase Foil. If he is not successful, he will not be rejoining the Eagle Riders.

Dr. Keane felt it best that Hunter did not accompany them on this getaway. Until they know if Hunter will be back, this is the easiest way for all of them to handle this. Hunter asked that his condition not be revealed to the others, and Dr. Keane honored his wishes. Dr. Keane feels that the best way to help Hunter now is to not involve him in the Eagle Riders. Huh?

Joe apparently is confused too, because he asks Dr. Keane if he really thinks they can turn their back on someone who has saved their lives more than once. Dr. Keane brings out the guilt trip, asking the Eagle Riders to think about what’s best for Hunter, and to stop thinking about themselves. Kelly just wants to let Hunter know that no matter what happens, she cares and they will always be there for him. This seems like a noble sentiment.

But Dr. Keane disagrees. The Eagle Riders get angrier, and Dr. Keane is unable to calm them down. Suddenly, Joe grabs Dr. Keane by the collar, demanding to know why Keane allowed Hunter, a flesh and blood man, to use the Phase Foil, instead of Joe, who is a cyborg, and could have handled it better. Joe wants to know why if the G-Suit and the Phase Foil were experimental, why did they let Hunter use it without knowing if he could handle the stress?

Dr. Keane has a simple answer: it is because Hunter volunteered. The first experiments with the G-Suit were carried out with robotic birds. But the birds burst into flame after the Delta Power was engaged. Dr. Keane hypothesized that more musculature structure would solve the problem. I don’t really understand how more muscles prevents spontaneous combustion, but then, I’m not the scientist. Not to mention, how can robotic birds have muscles anyway? Ignoring these issues for the moment, we are told that apparently if there is more muscle mass, the stress spreads out, and is not as intense.

Even knowing the previous results with the robotic birds, Hunter volunteered to test the G-Suit. He knew that if this experiment worked, the Vorak wouldn’t have a chance to stand against them.

Joe lets Dr. Keane out of his grip, and the Doctor reiterates that Hunter wanted this.

“Excuse me, this room has grown too hot for my taste.” Dr. Keane says, moving toward the exit. Keane turns on the air conditioning (I guess his words weren’t just a metaphor, then?) reminding them that Hunter wouldn’t want anyone to feel sorry for him.

But at that moment, Happyboy is speeding toward the ISO sub with his latest robot: a strange slug-like creature. Right then, the rest of the Eagle Riders’ lives are in more danger than Hunter’s!

Onboard the slug robot, Happyboy vows that this time there will be no chance of escape for the Eagle Riders. He wants to know if Vax has pinpointed the location of the ISO submarine yet. Vax hasn’t, but since he’s thinking of submarines, he’s hungry. He wants to know if Happyboy can send out for a sandwich and a glass of water. None of them have eaten in sixteen hours. “Why don’t you try being power hungry, instead of just hungry?” Happyboy snaps. “Now, back to work!”

Even though Vax hasn’t located the Eagle Riders yet, with the new sonar Happyboy designed, it’s only a matter of time before the Vorak find them ‘and make them go belly up’. Happyboy recalls Cybercon’s warning: that unless Dr. Keane is eliminated, he could figure out their plans for the Space Pulse and world domination.

Vax spots a destroyer-range icebreaker ship on the surface, and Happyboy surmises that they are escorting the ISO sub. Happyboy decides not to attack the destroyer until they are closer. He doesn’t want to scare off the Eagle Riders’ sub.

The destroyer ship MacKay and the submersible battleship (i.e. the ISO sub) are traveling in stealth mode, and so their radar has been cut off. The Scorpius caught them by complete surprise. A Scorpius fleet approaches the sub and the MacKay.

Meanwhile, at ISO Headquarters, more work is being done to determine if the Phase Foil technology will be available for the ISO to use again. Hunter and Avery are working together to determine if Hunter will ever be able to return to the Eagle Riders. Avery has Hunter on a special diet that has quickly regenerated his cells. He also has Hunter on a training regimen that is unparalleled. Thanks to Hunter’s iron will and courage, his progress has been unbelievable.

A very muscular Hunter is standing on a platform, with a number of electrodes attached to his bare arms and chest. He is spinning in fast circles with his eyes closed, electricity crackling around him. He finishes his treatment and walks out of the chamber, practically glowing with power.

“So, Hunter, how do your muscles feel after going for that little spin?” Avery asks. Except for the lactic acid buildup, Hunter feels fine. Avery isn’t so sure, but Hunter insists that he’s okay. Hunter wants to know if he’s ready to rejoin his team. Avery thinks that another week should do it.

Their conversation is interrupted by an urgent message, telling Avery and Hunter that the Eagle Riders are being attacked near the Arctic Circle. Avery is frustrated. Even if they could assemble their regular forces, the battle would be over before the fighters could reach the Arctic. Avery can’t send any assistance.

Hunter is angry. If the MacKay gets destroyed, the sub will have to surface so the Eagle Riders can jettison their vehicles, and in the meantime they’ll be sitting ducks. Avery resents the implication that the Eagle Riders are completely defenseless. Hunter yells that if Happyboy has one of his giant robots with him, their chances of destroying it are slim to none. Hunter decides to launch his Super Hawk and use the Phase Foil, against Avery’s wishes.

The Captain of the sub informs Dr. Keane that the Scorpius has found them.

“This is an obvious breach of security, and I’ll have you court-martialed if you had anything to do with this at all!” Dr. Keane threatens. I’m not sure I agree with Dr. Keane’s priorities when he is under attack.

“Button your lip, Doctor, because right now we have more pressing matters.” the Captain responds. I like this guy!

There are ten Scorpius warships closing in on the sub. Dr. Keane apologizes to the Captain, and asks if there’s a possibility of calling for outside assistance. But it’s too late.

Wearing a pair of Vax-like headphones, Happyboy is informed that thanks to the ISO base’s transmission of an Alert Signal, the Vorak have been able to pinpoint its location. But they haven’t found the sub yet. Happyboy order the Orca Team to take over the base. Once the Vorak control that base, Happyboy will hold all of the cards.

The Orca Team goes to attack the land base, while the rest of the Vorak forces surround the Destroyer and search for the sub. Turns out the Orca Team is a group of guys in underwater suits driving jet skis across the Arctic waters. They speed off to the base.

On the sub, Joe suggests to Dr. Keane that the Eagle Riders leave the sub to check out the situation. Dr. Keane points out that if they leave now, they are vulnerable, because the vehicles aren’t operational until they reach the surface. Dr. Keane suggests that they jettison the vehicles empty, so that if they are destroyed, the Eagle Riders will still be on the sub, Joe agrees, but it is hard for him to sit there and do nothing while they are being attacked.

On a Vorak Slug robot, Happyboy wants to know why it is taking so long to get a fix on the sub’s position. He wants results right now! At that moment, the sub closes in on the base and begins to surface. Happyboy orders all of his ships to surface too. But the Super Hawk arrives, shooting at the Vorak ships. The other Eagle Riders have reached their surfaced vehicles, and Hunter contacts them, telling them that it’s time to pay back the Scorpius who have ‘wrecked your cruise’. The Eagle Riders proceed to destroy many of the Vorak ships.

Happyboy is angry, because his information told him that Hunter was out of the picture. He orders the Slug robot to be put into action. I think he called it the Naughty-bot. Nahh…. but that’s what it sounds like.

After confirming that the sub is okay, Hunter orders the team to unite and form Ultra Eagle 5. Hunter activates Delta Power. He wants to get this over with as quickly as possible. Joe uses all of the subtlety he possesses (not a lot) to suggest that the Eagle Riders take out the warships first and leave the robot for later. Unfortunately, Hunter has passed out and can’t hear Joe’s comment.

After a few seconds, Hunter wakes up, stating that he is kind of tired because he and Avery have been training so hard, getting Hunter ready to use his new G-Suit and Phase Foil. Hunter recognizes that everyone probably knows why he was missing, but insists he is ready to implement the Phase Foil again. But why is everyone looking at him so funny? Probably because a giant glowing X appeared in the sky on the viewscreen, while Hunter had turned his head away to talk to the rest of the team.

The Orca Team have taken over the base, and have orders to blow the sub to pieces when it surfaces. But Kelly has intercepted the message, and she knows that the Scorpius control the base. The robot Slug begins attacking the Ultra Eagle 5, just as the sub begins surfacing, and Orca Team attacks it. Even as they are being hit, Dr. Keane gives the Captain an ‘I told you so!’ saying, “I thought I told you to stay down!” It should be noted that Keane is doing his admonishing from the floor.

“You were right!” admits the Captain, as he is thrown out of his chair.

The Ultra Eagle 5 shoot lasers at the base, destroying their weapons, then they cause an avalanche of ice to hit the base, destroying it. The ice begins to bury the Slug robot too. But it’s not enough.

Surprise, surprise, Hunter has to use the Phase Foil. He slices the robot to pieces, while standing atop the entire Ultra Eagle 5. Happyboy can’t believe it. He vows to get Hunter.

But not today. The sub is safe, and Dr. Keane has survived. Hunter has proven that there is no limit to what we must do to defend the Global Good.

Kelly wishes the Eagle Riders could vacation somewhere warm
Kelly wishes the Eagle Riders could vacation somewhere warm.
Mickey relaxes. He's on vacation!
Mickey relaxes. He's on vacation!
Joe pushes through the group, determined to confront Dr. Keane
Joe pushes through the group, determined to confront Dr. Keane.
Kelly wonders why Joe is so upset
Kelly wonders why Joe is so upset.
Vax has a hankering for a submarine sandwich
Vax has a hankering for a submarine sandwich.
Joe angrily confronts Dr. Keane
Joe angrily confronts Dr. Keane.
Kelly is shocked to hear Hunter's prognosis
Kelly is shocked to hear Hunter's prognosis.
Kelly, Mickey and Ollie are upset to learn about Hunter's condition
Kelly, Mickey and Ollie are upset to learn about Hunter's condition.
Joe demands to know why he wasn't selected to use to Phase Foil
Joe demands to know why he wasn't selected to use to Phase Foil.
Dr Keane recalls when Hunter insisted that he be the human guinea pig for Phase Foil technology
Dr Keane recalls when Hunter insisted that he be the human guinea pig for Phase Foil technology.
Dr. Keane recovers from his 'conversation' with Joe
Dr. Keane recovers from his 'conversation' with Joe.
A muscular Hunter rebuilds his body
A muscular Hunter rebuilds his body.
Hunter is frustrated that he can't help the Eagle Riders when they are under attack
Hunter is frustrated that he can't help the Eagle Riders when they are under attack.
Avery tells Hunter that there's nothing they can do for the other Eagle Riders
Avery tells Hunter that there's nothing they can do for the other Eagle Riders.
Hunter isn't so certain that Avery is right
Hunter isn't so certain that Avery is right.
Happyboy listens to his favorite music on the job
Happyboy listens to his favorite music on the job.
The Eagle Rider vehicles jettison to the surface
The Eagle Rider vehicles jettison to the surface.
Kelly fights the Vorak in her G3 vehicle
Kelly fights the Vorak in her G3 vehicle.
Joe is determined the win this battle
Joe is determined the win this battle.
Joe attacks the Vorak forces
Joe attacks the Vorak forces.
Hunter arrives to save the day
Hunter arrives to save the day.
The Bridge of the united Ultra Eagle 5
The Bridge of the united Ultra Eagle 5.
Hunter wonders why everyone is looking at him so strangely
Hunter wonders why everyone is looking at him so strangely.
Kelly and Mickey aren't so sure Hunter is ready to use the Phase Foil again
Kelly and Mickey aren't so sure Hunter is ready to use the Phase Foil again.
The Ultra Eagle attacks the Vorak Slug robot
The Ultra Eagle attacks the Vorak Slug robot.
Hunter uses the Phase Foil
Hunter uses the Phase Foil.
Kelly and Mickey are worried about Hunter's use of the Phase Foil
Kelly and Mickey are worried about Hunter's use of the Phase Foil.
Ollie flies the Ultra Eagle into position
Ollie flies the Ultra Eagle into position.
Hunter successfully uses the Phase Foil to save the day
Hunter successfully uses the Phase Foil to save the day.

Go to Eagle Riders Episode 61Return to Eagle Riders Episode GuideGo to Eagle Riders Episode 63