||Dragonball GT Episode 17
Pan ni Omakase! Gokuu kyuu shutsu sakusen!!
Waiting for Pan!! The Tactical Strike to Rescue Gokuu!!
Gokuu and Trunks are peacefully sleeping in a holding cell. Rirudo
is staring at them from a monitor at his chair, wondering if these two
wimps could really have the powers that Dr. Myuu is looking for. Rirudo
orders that a group of medical robots examine the two prisoners.
Meanwhile, a strange growth of greenery is making its furtive way closer
to the mouth of the big metal tower. When she thinks that the coast is
clear, Pan moves forward -- into the path of a group of purple drone
robots. They trample her without noticing it. This bothers Pan so much
that when the final robot, a flag-bearer, stops on top of her, she loses
her temper and trashes it.
As Pan gets a little deeper into the tower, she is faced with the
problem of getting past all of the robots marching around. She decides
to sneak along the ceiling pipeworks, but the pipe she is on immediately
breaks and drops her into a big guard robot. Pan evades notice by
slipping onto a side corridor before the guard can turn around. But,
the pain in her head makes her want to return home. It also makes her
careless -- the wall she is leaning against opens out onto a conveyor
belt. The belt drops her into a pile of robot bodies, in what is
obviously a robot factory. Pan becomes happy with a new idea.
In her new disguise as a purple robot, Pan is extremely happy with
her ability to get around unchallenged. Then, she stumbles onto a
meeting, where Shogun Rirudo, in front of the teaming robot minions,
gives a special medal to Gill for its part in giving them some of the
Dragon Balls. Pan is outraged. Gill calls out "Shogun Rirudo --
Banzai." "Dr. Myuu -- Banzai." Pan realizes that this must be a planet
belonging to Myuu, and the guy standing in front of her must be Rirudo.
Further, Gill is probably one of Myuu's creations. Before she can
speculate much more, a nearby robot berates her for blocking the exit;
the presentation is over.
In a lab elsewhere, Trunks and Gokuu are being (CAT) scanned. When
the 3-D analysis of Gokuu is built up, the lead medic-robot becomes
alarmed. This robot interrupts Rirudo's mooning over Gill (Gill has all
of the spare parts that it can eat) to show the Shogun that Gokuu's
energy level is really high. Rirudo is shocked by the data. He wonders
if Gokuu could have easily defeated the EC4, and if it is wise to send
the boy on to Myuu as ordered. Gill approaches and offers to turn over
all of the data it has on Gokuu and Trunks' fighting pattern -- thus
easily allowing them to defeat the humans. Rirudo praises Gill for
The EC4 are hooked up to Gill, and they watch every battle that Gill
has recorded -- for Gokuu, Trunks and Pan. Rirudo is happy about this
(the data on Gokuu is completely entered into the EC4.) While the two
human males sleep, Pan is complaining about being stuck in with another
bunch of purple robots. She is additionally concerned as she watches
the robots ahead of her phasing through a solid wall. She stalls for
time, but is pushed ahead by the robots behind her. Bouncing off the
wall, Pan is declared to be broken, and is summarily thrown into a room
filled with other malfunctioners. (One robot keeps repeating "Where am
I? Who am I?")
Another robot explains that this is the room for broken "machine
mutants." It tells us that the machine mutants were made by Dr. Myuu,
and that they destroyed the planet's original population. The robot
gets stuck repeating "this planet's inhabitants" as the camera shows us
that the mutants have taken over. (It is an old robot, so it remembers
what had happened so long ago.) It also knows that Gill, the prisoners,
and the Dragon Balls are all at the top of the tower. It asks what Pan
will do with this info, and she replies that she will rescue the
prisoners, of course. The old robot disagrees, and points out the
garbage compactor walls that are suddenly closing in on them.
Pan throws off the top half of her disguise, blows out the sealed
doors, and pulls all of the junk robots to safety. The old robot tells
Pan of the elevator at the end of the hall; Pan thanks it, and she runs
down the hall still wearing the bottom half of the robot shell. Rirudo
is alerted to the explosion, and tells the EC4 to capture Pan. The EC4
has absorbed all of the data on the humans, and the smallest of the 4
robots asks the leader for permission to handle Pan alone. The runt
then taunts Pan, easily phasing into the corridor walls to evade her
attacks, before easily hitting her with its missiles. The robot gloats
over how Gill (identifying Gill by its human-given name) has taught them
all about the humans' fighting patterns. Pan breaks into tears, then
says that she hates all of them. Pan's energy ball takes the runt robot
by surprise and reduces it to a blackened shell. Pan states that while
she may be a small girl, she is still strong.
The remaining 3 robots are watching videos of Pan and Trunks arguing
over whether Trunks can give Gill a snack. The three are amused at how
completely the humans will suckered in by DD4649T22006RS. Trunks says that
Gill's finding of a Dragon Ball was great, and the EC4 leader says "of
course, Gill was built by Myuu to have its own "dragon data" (Dragon
Radar.) Gokuu opens his eyes, saying that that was a mean trick (he had
been lying awake for a while.) Gokuu adds that Gill really was their
friend. The leader claims that the robot was just following its
Then, Pan busts into the room. One robot blindsides her, slapping
Pan into the wall. Gokuu won't permit this to happen, and he powers up
a bit to escape his restraints; at the same time, destroying Trunks'
medi-pod (and the entire room.) Trunks also wakes up.
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