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EPISODE 30:
PRO TRUCK RACER - DRAIN THE LASER CANNON FIRE

ORIGINAL AIRDATE:
29/01/1987
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SYNOPSIS

The storm has trapped Pro Truck Racer, Drill, Tough Trailer and Leina behind enemy lines where they are ambushed by Gyandlar Rock People. Pro Truck Racer easily drives them off but he and Drill keep arguing over the best way to proceed; the pair eventually call a peace for the injured Leina's sake. Rom meanwhile is leading a search party to find the group with little success so far due to the dangerous storms. They concede that they have to trust Pro Truck Racer to guide their comrades back safely but agree to send Blackbird Robo on to try and locate them. Garudi leads another attack on the lost party.

Pro Truck Racer charges their attackers before bringing building down to act as a bridge across the chasm seperating them from the others. The group crosses successfully and Drill pushes the structure down the canyon to prevent them being followed. However, most of Garudi's troops can fly and thus continue giving chase. In a ruined building Drill finds some medical equipment and is able to repair Leina's injured leg but Pro Truck Racer storms away by himself. He is soon picked up by Garudi's squad and is no match for the Gyandlar. The battle is noticed by Blackbird Robo and so Rom and Jet set out to save him after being given a new laser weapon by Kendô Robo. They arrive just in time and Baikanfu battles Garudi until he runs out after Tough Trailer (who is injured ramming him) and the others arrive. The friends are reunited as Rom once again finds his thoughts returning to growing up with Kirai.


NOTES

I'm tackling this one raw, so everything could be wrong :-0 Even the title's basically made up.

Double Rock can survive one of his heads blowing up (but not both). Both he and Devil Rock are now equipped with dangerous eye beams. Baldas can use his hands as grappling hooks. Jet's new gun is clearly modelled on the BB-type thing packed in with the character's Chara DX figure.


TRIVIA

Cronos Tribe Featured: Leina Stol, Rom Stol.

Battle Tribe Featured:
Tough Trailer, Pro Truck Racer, Rod Drill, Combat Buggy, Triple Jim, Bike Robo, Jeep Robo (cameo), Police Robo (cameo), Ambulance Robo (cameo), Sidelancer (cameo), Missile Robo (cameo), DrillHeli (cameo), Karate Robo (cameo), Jûdô Robo (cameo), Kenpô Robo (cameo), Kendô Robo.

Jet Tribe Featured: Blackbird Robo, Eagle Robo (cameo), Blue Jet, Shuttle Robo (cameo), Harrier Robo (cameo).

Rock People Featured: Devil Rock, Double Rock, Geiger Rock.

Gyandlar Featured: Gadess, Garudi, Falgos, Casmodon, Zarios, Baldas, Gildas, Devil Satan 6, Diondra.

Errors: I might have missed something with the lack of subs, but how does Jim get to Leina, Drill and Tough Trailer?


REVIEW

Obviously without subs this one is difficult to judge properly (does Pro Truck Racer set out by himself in a heroic attempt to draw Garudi and company after him or is he just being an impatient dick?) but it rattles along nicely enough.