||Dragonball GT Episode 23
Kakusareta Kiki!? Nanbasen to Nazo no Shonen
A Hidden Crisis!? A Spacewrecked and Mysterious Boy
Gill fires a rocket at the Capsule Corp. ship, releasing an energy
wave that causes the frozen liquid metal to release the ship. Gokuu,
Pan and Trunks comment on this, and tell Gill that it has done a good
job. They get in the ship, and prepare to launch. Pan is glad to get
away from this planet, but doesn't want Gill to take offense. The
engines fire to take the heroes on to the next Dragon Ball. However,
Hyper Mega Rirudo is still alive, and he secretes an arm to grab a leg
of the ship. At first, Pan blames Trunks' driving for the sudden
roughing up they get, then she blames Gill.
Looking out a window, they see Rirudo, who asks if they really plan
on escaping M2 so easily. Trunks passes on the fate of Myuu to Rirudo,
which only makes the Shogun more angry. He excretes another arm and
grabs a second leg on the ship. Gokuu doesn't want to screw around any
more, so the three open the door of the ship and they simultaneously
blast the machine mutant in the face. He lets go, and the ship flies
away, throwing the heroes into a pile inside. Below, in a massive
crater, Baby flows away from Rirudo's destroyed body. Frustrated that
it's plan failed, Baby screams.
Inside the ship, Pan complains about where Gokuu's hand is located,
calling him a pervert. Gokuu denies that it's his hand that's touching
her breast. When the pile is sorted out, Pan asks Gokuu to help find
the next Dragon Ball. However, Gokuu is starving, and is therefore
useless. He keeps complaining, and Pan tells him to be quiet. Gill
starts calling out, and Pan yells at it to shut up. But, Trunks
announces that they've located the next Ball. It is on a spacewrecked
starcruiser trapped in the gravity well of a small star. Gill adds that
the star's gravity pull is dangerously strong. Gokuu challenges Pan to
help get the Ball, and she berates him for being the one earlier that
was too weak to do anything. (Gokuu also hopes to find food on the
The three, wearing protective suits, ride space scooters to the ship.
The wreck looks like it was in some kind of battle. Inside, there is
more damage, and no signs of life. Gokuu wants to look for food. Pan
states that they should get the Ball and leave before they get
barbecued. Gill declares that the Ball is behind a door. The door
opens and they enter what looks like an airlock. There is air in here,
and they take off their helmets. Gill points out another door; Gokuu
blasts it out of the way. The #1 Ball is mounted in some kind of holder
in an open-sided pillar. Pan removes the Ball, while Trunks comments
that this all feels too easy. Pan tells him to not worry about it.
Then, she apparently feels someone's ki. Gokuu and Trunks can't feel
it, so Pan plans to check the ship alone. The ship rocks, and Gill says
that they have five minutes before it's too late to leave. Pan gives
the Ball to Gokuu for protection, then runs off. Gokuu complains about
Before Trunks and Gokuu can mount the scooters to leave the ship, it
starts to explode and Gill tells them that they really only have two
minutes left before the ship is destroyed.
Pan is walking in the corridors when she is attacked by a large
egg-bodied robot standing on bird-legs. Pan demands an explanation, and
it answers by firing a bunch of missiles at her. When the smoke clears,
Trunks and Gokuu are revealed, having caught the missiles with their
arms, legs, and teeth. Pan asks why they are here with her, and is told
that Gill says they're running out of time. Pan quickly destroys the
robot; she is pleased with herself, but the others don't think that it
was any big deal. Gill announces that the ship is falling into the
They find a white faced, green haired boy in a cabin -- he is just
barely alive. Then, they run back to the space scooters while Gill
counts off the remaining seconds (until Pan hits Gill on the head.)
They escape the shipwreck, but the scooters are not strong enough to
escape the gravity well. The wreck is consumed, Gokuu's suit starts
smoldering, and they abandon the scooters (which also fall into the
Pan can not fly hard enough, and she starts to fall behind (the alien
boy is strapped onto Trunks' back and has his own helmet.) Gill fires
off a cable that attaches itself to a leg of the Capsule Corp. ship.
(The gravity well is very steep for this star -- it tapers off quickly
over only a few hundred meters and does not seem to affect the CC ship
at all.) Gokuu grabs Gill, and Trunks grabs Gokuu and Pan. Gokuu
lays out his plan. Soon, they are all safely wrapped up with Gill's
cable, and Gokuu uses Kamehame-ha to propel them back to the safety of
their ship. Then, they fly away.
The alien is put on a medi-bed. It has an unusual anatomy, but seems
to be stable for the moment. Gill is commanded to check for subspace
communications, and locates a hospital on a nearby inhabited planet.
(Sounds like Planet "Pitaru".) Trunks and Pan say "We've been rescued."
Gokuu agrees -- This planet MUST have food. Pan bops him on the head.
It is a pretty green/blue planet like Earth, with a big hospital.
Pan accompanies the alien as it is wheeled on a gurney, stopping outside
of ER. She seems worried about the boy's chances. They wait a long
time. Finally, a doctor comes out to tell them that the worst is over
and the alien is ok. Pan and Trunks are relieved. Then, they discover
that Gokuu has disappeared. He is hiding under the couch, and he
angrily says that he hates hospitals and wants to leave this planet
In the recovery room, the monitoring equipment starts malfunctioning.
While the nurse tries to fix the problem, the boy wakes up and stands up
on the bed. His confused expression turns evil and the hospital is
rocked by a massive explosion. Several people in the corridor outside
the room look to have been killed in the flames. A nurse tells the
heroes that the blast came from the alien boy's room.
The narrator asks what kind of creature the boy is, and what have
they brought to this planet?
Note: I am not sure of the name of this planet. It sounds like
"Pitaru", which could be "Petal". It is not written anywhere, and
is not mentioned again later.
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