FGC:Episode 07 Scene 06

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Jet Alone


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An enormous hangar, dividing to the left and right. From within it J.A. (Jet Alone) makes its appearance.

SE <<Ghhhhhhh>>

thewayneiac: Jet Alone is named after Jet Jaguar from Godzilla vs Megalon.

Renewal Liner Notes: The name of JA comes from the robot, Jet Jaguar, which appeared in the special effects film Gozilla vs Megalon (1973). Jet Jaguar was a robot whose design was chosen from submissions from the public, and when it was initially announced, its name was Red Alone. Jet Alone is a name made by combining Red Alone and Jet Jaguar. It is truly a geeky GAINAX-like name.


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149
BGM Start: E-5 [EVA-00]

The hangar splitting open with the dome in the foreground.

SE <<GNNNNNNN>>




150
Missing Number

SE <<{{GNNN]NNNN}}>>

The sound of [the mechanism] stopping is a resounding one.

Its image upon the monitor. (Partway through it switches to a side or back view)

The monitor pans upwards. Should this be a bit more of a long shot?




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Shot from inside the bunker.

At the front is an enormous monitor screen.
There are windows directly below that.
The two sides of the bunker are decorated with red and white fabric. There are many people in the galleries.

TOKITA (OFF・SPEAKER):“We will now begin the J.A. activation test.
There is no danger involved.”




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Tokita, with the console and controllers in the foreground.
He wears a jacket over a shirt and tie.

TOKITA (ON・SPEAKER):“Please observe from the windows there without concern.”




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All at once, the group raise their binoculars.

SE <<Clickclickclick>>




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Two young women, wallflowers, with the group leaning forwards in the foreground. Misato and Ritsuko.

VOICE (OFF・SPEAKER):“...Ready to activate.”




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Shift to close angle. The two beautiful women, their gazes cold.

TOKITA (OFF・SPEAKER):“Begin the test.”

CONTROLLER A (OFF・SPEAKER):“Open all power circuits.”

SEELE-01: You can almost see Ritsuko cracking a rib holding in the desire to cackle wickedly at the upcoming mayhem.


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Shot from inside the bunker.

CONTROLLER B:“Pressure levels normal.”

CONTROLLER C:“Coolant system circulation, no abnormalities.”

MAN:“Dual conduit system, no problems.”




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Shift to close angle of the monitor.
The control rods on the unit's back extend.
The slit on the head also changes color.

CONTROLLER A (OFF):“Control rods, full release.”

CONTROLLER B (OFF):“Power levels have passed the critical point.”

CONTROLLER C (OFF):“Output, no problems.”

MAN:“Pressurizer system, no problems.”

imprimatur13: The control rods remind me a bit of wings.


thewayneiac: I can't see control rods without thinking of the nuclear reactor on Voyage to the bottom of the Sea. The bad guys can just walk in, knock out a guard, and pull them out by hand to make the thing run wild.


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Close-up of Tokita, slightly low angle.

TOKITA:“Begin walking.”




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J.A. with Tokita in the foreground. The foreground is in silhouette.

CONTROLLER A (BACK):“Walking. Slow advance. Forward, right foot.”

CONTROLLER B (BACK):“Roger. Walking. Slow advance.”




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Lamps on a control panel.
The indicator light changes from “"stop"” to "advance・slow".”

CONTROLLER B (BACK):“Forward, right foot.”

TEXT:“Forward Stop Reverse
Slow
Half Speed
Normal
Flank speed”

UrsusArctos: That's an awfully limited set of speed settings.


FrDougal9000: When you've got a giant robot walking around with a nuclear reactor inside, I'd rather it NOT have the running speed of Sonic the Hedgehog.



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J.A. takes a step forward.

SE <<Rrrrwwwwhhhh>>

SE <<The sound of motors and pumps throbbing>>




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Close-up of the right foot coming to the ground.

SE <<THUD>>




163
Missing Number

The crowd watching through binoculars (looking toward the camera). They all cry out at once.

Can be done as a still frame. Track up slightly.

CROWD (Impressed):“Ohhhhhh!”




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164

Shot from inside the bunker.
J.A.'s inspiring figure is depicted on the monitor.

CONTROLLER B:“Balance is normal.”

CONTROLLER C:“Power, no abnormalities.”

CONTROLLER A:“Roger.”

Male chatter (emotionally moved):“Ohhhhhhh.”

MAN:“All absorbers normal.”




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165

Tokita in close-up, in his own way deeply moved.

CONTROLLER A (OFF):“Continuation, forward left foot.
Keep her steady.”




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166

The perspective from a pair of binoculars. J.A. walking.

MISATO (OFF):“Gee.”




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Misato, with Ritsuko's chest in the foreground.
She's hunched over looking through a pair of binoculars.
Misato glances over at Ritsuko.

MISATO (ON):“It's walking properly. I guess they did have something worth bragging about.”

ath: I kind of remember Team Nerv being a bit more excited back when their own robot was making his first step. As for the "walking properly" part, though...


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168

A pair of eyes coolly feigning indifference.

SE <<(OFF・FROM LEFT) Warning sound・beep>>




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Tokita, with the controllers in the foreground.
He reacts only by shifting his gaze.

TOKITA:“(Calmly) What's wrong?”

CONTROLLER A:“It's strange. The reactor's internal pressure is increasing.”




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Close-up of a monitor.
Red lights are coming on.

CONTROLLER B (OFF):“The primary coolant temperature is also increasing!”

UrsusArctos: The display is identical to those used by Nerv - the same font, the same orange text, the same rainbow pattern.


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Tokita leans forward.

He responds calmly.

UrsusArctos: Of course its no good - a moderator slows down neutrons to speeds at which fission is possible. It would make things worse by increasing the rate of fission!

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TOKITA:“Open the valves. Inject the moderator.”

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Controller A looks at Tokita as he speaks.

CONTROLLER A (BACK):“No good!”

Tokita reacts only by shifting his gaze.

MAN 2:“Internal pressure increasing. 10.5. 11.8. 14.6. It's not stopping.”


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Close-up of a monitor. A graph and numerical readings, flickering about at low values.

CONTROLLER A:“Pump output...”




173

J.A. on the monitor, advancing.

CONTROLLER A (OFF):“...is not increasing!”

SE <<Thud thud thud>>




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J.A.'s foot comes down in the foreground before the half-submerged bunker with a thud.

SE <<THUD>>




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Close-up of Tokita. He makes a swift decision.

TOKITA:“No!
Shut off the power. Emergency shutdown!”




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176

Shot from inside the bunker.
J.A. walking on the monitor.

CONTROLLER A:“Shutdown signal, transmission confirmed.”

CONTROLLER B:“It's not being received!”

CONTROLLER C:“The radio circuit has been cut off!”

MAN 1:“Primary coolant temperature continues to rise! It's entered the warning zone.”




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Tokita, disbelieving. He is dumbfounded.

CONTROLLER A (OFF):“It's out of control!!”

MAN 2:“The reserve water supply system is not functioning!”

TOKITA:“(In a murmur) This can't be.”

MAN 3:“Recirculation pump output has fallen to 20 percent!”

Sailor Star Dust: I almost feel bad for him, here.




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With Tokita, facing away, in the foreground, J.A. approaches on the monitor!!

CROWD (OFF):“Uwaa!! Run away!! (Ad-lib other things)”

SE <<The sound of chairs etc. falling over>>

SE <<Footsteps (approaching)>>

Male chatter (through 179):“Uwaaa! Run away! Help! ect.”




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The crowd, fleeing towards the sides and crouching down.
There are folding chairs that have fallen over, and so on.

SE <<(Sound of the ceiling groaning)
Rapidly progressing snaps and cracks>>

Sailor Star Dust: Were there...implied casualties in this shot? I was never quite sure.

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Pieces of the ceiling and so on are falling to the ground.
The monitor goes out.

J.A.'s foot comes down right through the ceiling.

SE <<CRRRRASSSSHHH
(Sound of breaking through the ceiling)>>


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Long shot. J.A. walking right through the dome!

SE <<(Sound of the motor's roar)
Rrrrrrrrr.
THUD THUD>>

It just goes on walking like nothing had happened.




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Bird's-eye view of the scene. The ceiling, with a foot-shaped hole in it, is in the foreground. Beyond it can be seen the foot-shaped piece of the ceiling that has come out of it.
Suddenly Misato sticks her head out.

MISATO:“*cough* *cough* *cough*”

Nuclear Lunchbox: Cute shot, but from the way JA was walking, its legs should have kept shearing through the ceiling in a straight line like in cut 183.


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Misato reflexively makes a sarcastic remark.

MISATO:“That robot's as badly behaved as the guy who built it.”

Nuclear Lunchbox: Zing!


imprimatur13: Oh, Mitchan... You and your persistent habit of comparing giant inanimate objects/kaiju to men...


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J.A. walking away, with the half-submerged bunker in the foreground.

Use sliding. Another new warning sound.

SE <<(Footsteps) Thud thud thud>>

A new warning sound - beep



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