Sonic and the Secret Scrolls (transcript)

From Sonic Retro

This is the English transcript of the SatAM episode Sonic and the Secret Scrolls.

[In the Great Forest, Sonic the Hedgehog is dashing along in a clearing. Ahead of him, he sees Bunnie Rabbot and Tails trying to flag him down. In a panic, he tries to slow down and stops right in front of the two.]

Sonic: Whoa, what's up guys?

Tails: We have a surprise for you Sonic!

[Tails takes out a handkerchief and walks over to Sonic, covering his eyes with it.]

Sonic: Cool, I love surprises.

Bunnie: That's good, cause this one's gonna put you right up on cloud nine, sugah-hog!

[She giggles as Tails helps lead the blindfolded Sonic away.]

[In another location of the Great Forest, Sonic is still being led along by Bunnie and Tails. Sonic grows impatient.]

Sonic: Are we there yet? I hate going slow. Booring!

Bunnie: Almost there, sugar!

[They pass through a long grass bush.]

Tails: We're here, Sonic!

Sonic: So what's the big surprise?

[Tails takes off the handkerchief.]

Freedom Fighters: Ta-Da!

[Sonic looks on as he sees Antoine, Sally Acorn and Rotor standing near a large propeller plane.]

Sonic: Were'd that come from?

[He walks over to take a closer look. Tails and Bunnie join the others.]

Rotor: We built it from scratch.

Tails: Sonic, isn't it past cool?!

Antoine: Yes, yes, way past cool.

[Sonic is still surprised at the sight of the plane.]

Sally: We call it the 'Freedom Stormer'!

[He becomes confused.]

Sonic:'s...really great.

Sally: We're flying it to Maga to look for the secret scrolls.

[Sonic scratches his head.]

Sonic: What's a Maga?

Sally: It's an ancient city hidden deep in the Great Mountains.

Sonic: Sooo, what's a secret scroll?

Sally: My father told me the scrolls had great powers, but no one has been able to find them.

Sonic: Sure, that's why they're called 'secret' scrolls.

Sally: Well, I think we can find them.

Sonic: And you're gonna fly there in that air jalopy?

Sally: You can only see Maga from the air...and it's not a jalopy.

[Sally takes out NICOLE, opening the device up.]

Sally: NICOLE, boot up the map of Maga. [It beeps, activating, many buttons lighting up.]

NICOLE: Accessing, Sally.

[NICOLE emits a spherical holographic display, showing the Great Mountains (a cluster of tall mountains). It puts a red dot on one of the central mountains with buildings on it.]

NICOLE: This is Maga.

Sally: I really researched this and found these markers. They'll lead us straight to the temple where the scrolls are.

[Sonic remains unconvinced.]

Sonic: It won't fly Sal.

Sally: Yes, it will.

Sonic: No way.

Sally: It will!

Sonic: Won't.

Sally: Will!

Sonic: Won't.

Sally: STOP THAT, and give me one good reason!

Sonic: Because you'll be a sitting duck for the stealth-bombers.

Sally: We can fly at night.

Sonic: Robotnik's radar will pick you up in a Sonic-second.

[He flicks his fingers, frustrating Sally who intends to win the fight.]

Sally: We can fly low, under the radar.

Sonic: I don't like it. I'm not going, and I don't think you should go either.

Sally: Sonic, we can use the scrolls' powers against Robotnik. We are going, with or without you.

[Sonic reluctantly gives in.]

Sonic: Okay, okay, I'll go. But, I'm using the ole' ground transportation. I'll follow you.

[Sally rolls her eyes, despite having won her battle.]

[It is night, and the Freedom Fighters are preparing to launch the Freedom Stormer, with Rotor at the helm. He grabs the steering and presses a button to start the plane up. Sally is sitting beside Rotor while Bunnie and Antoine are in the back seat.]

Rotor: Right rudder.

[The right rudder moves up and down.]

Sally: Check.

Rotor: Left rudder.

[The left rudder moves. Sonic, standing on the ground near the plane, watches.]

Sally: Check.

[Antoine looks around, then out the window, nervously.]

Bunnie: Antoine, tell me the truth, are you all afraid of flying?

Antoine: Wha...uh *coughs*...wha? I am scared of absolutely not one thing.

[Outside, Sonic gives Rotor a thumbs up.]

Rotor: Turn us loose, Sonic!

Sonic: Roger!

[He runs over to a nearby tree, which has a rope tied to it holding the plane in place. He unties the rope and runs back to the plane, removing the blocks holding the wheels in place. As soon as he removes them, the plane starts to take off.]

Sonic: Good luck!

[The plane rolls down a hill in a very rickety manner, the tires hitting many bumps along the way. Inside, Antoine holds anxiously to the front seat with his eyes closed.]

Antoine: Mmmmagnifique. I love to fly so much like the birds and the b-bees.

[The plane goes over a cliffside and falls down slightly, then begins to enter a downward glide, all the while with Antoine screaming.]

Sally: Rotor, what's wrong?

[Rotor is pulling on the throttle, but it isn't responding.]

Rotor: The throttle's locked up! Give me a hand!

[Sally moves aside and tries to pull back on the throttle with Rotor, but it won't budge. The plane has now entered into a fall down a canyon.]

Sally: Come on Rotor, pull! PULL!

[They keep struggling, and eventually get the throttle to pull back, bringing the plane out of its fall and back into flight. They cheer in celebration while, nearby, Sonic is watching them with binoculars.]

Sonic: Too close for the ole' comfort. Juice it, loose it!

[He charges up and runs off with a trail of fire to catch up to them.]

[The Freedom Stormer is in complete control by Rotor now and gliding along over the mountains. Sally looks at the holographic display of Maga.]

Antoine: Um, how far to Maga now, my Princess?

Sally: Maga should be right over this next mountain, Antoine.

[They pass a couple of mountains and come upon one with a ton of rock structures on top of it. The group gasp in amazement.]

Antoine: Magnifique!

Sally: O-Oh, it's even more incredible than the legend describes!

[They glide over the city as they move in closer to the ground. Antoine closes his eyes in fear.]

Bunnie: Whooo-wee, just look at that ground come rushing up to meet us! Looks like we're ____!

[Antoine covers his eyes.]

Antoine: Will you please to be shutting up-a your face?!

[They near the ground to stop, but the landing area ends at a cliffside.]

Rotor: Oh man, we're heading for _____!

[It touches the ground, but speeds toward the cliffside. Antoine continues to scream nonstop.]

Everybody: Antoine, SHUT UP!

[As they get closer to the cliff, the rope that held the plane earlier to the tree dangles behind. Sonic catches up to them and runs behind the plane as fast as he can to grab the rope. He grabs it and attempts to run the other way, but struggles from the weight and movement of the plane.]

Rotor: Hey! We're slowing down!

[It stops right at the edge of the cliff.]

Rotor: Oh man, too close.

Sally: Ugh, I thought...ugh, never mind what I thought.

Bunnie: Can Bunnie open her eyes now?

[Bunnie is covering her eyes with her hands.]

Sally: Yep, it's okay, we're safe.

[Bunnie looks around. She does a sigh of relief and looks around.]

Bunnie: My-oh-my, look at all that solid ground, Antoine.

[Whimpering is heard.]

Bunnie: Antoine?

[She turns around to see Antoine cowering away, hiding his head under the seat.]

[Later on, everybody is out of the plane and Sonic runs up to them.]

Sonic: Everyone cool?

[Bunnie helps Antoine out of the plane. He stands on the wing, emotionally scared and shaking.]

Bunnie: Antoine, you all look a little on the greenish side.

Sonic: For Ant'? That's normal.

[Antoine snaps out of his fear.]

Antoine: I have never feeling more fine in my entire day!

[A bout of nausea kicks in, and he covers his mouth with his hands. His face goes green as he tries to hold his dinner in. He runs away to take care of business away from the others.]

Sonic: Well?

Sally: ...well what?

Sonic: Aren't you gonna thank me?

Sally: For what?

Sonic: For saving ya.

Sally: Sonic, we were in the plane. If we had gone off the cliff, we would be flying.

[He taps his foot while thinking.]

Sonic: ...hmm, good point...but where would you land?

[Sally thinks, but is stumped.]

Sally: ...good point. Thank you, Sonic.

Sonic: Fooor what?

[Sally gets frustrated and walks off.]

[The group begin their journey through Maga, which is full of rock structures similar in style to that of Stonehenge. They stop at a spot and look at the sights in shock.]

Bunnie: That is truly amazing.

Sonic: Yo Sal, what's that?

[He points to a large stone arrow against a rock cliff with words on it.]

Sally: The arrow stone. It marks the entrance to the ancient city.

[A large gust of wind can be heard that frightens Antoine. He goes between Sally and Sonic.]

Antoine: W-what is that sound?

[Sonic brings Antoine closer to him.]

Sonic: Maybe it's a MONSTER!

[He jumps in fright and lands in the arms of Rotor. Meanwhile, Sally and Bunnie take a closer look at the lettering on the stone arrow.]

Bunnie: What's it say, Sally-girl?

Sally: I don't know, it's the ancient language of Mobius.

[She takes out NICOLE.]

Sally: NICOLE, can you translate?

[The various symbols cycle through NICOLE's programming.]

NICOLE: Translation: 'We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.

Antoine: Well, I am shoeless.

Sonic: You mean clueless, Ant?

[Sally looks over where the arrow is pointing, at a group of large hedges with a rock structure behind them.]

Sonic: Let's do it, Sal.

Sally: Okay, first we have to get through that hedge.

Sonic: That hedge? No prob!

[He dashes toward it.]

Sally: Careful Sonic, Maga legends say the city is booby trapped.

[He stops at the hedge.]

Sonic: Me? Trip a trap? I don't think so. Spin-to-win time!

[He enters into a spindash and cuts through the hedge. The others follow his path. He cuts to the end and stops, waiting for the rest to catch up. They hear something and look back to see the hedge regenerate the damage caused by Sonic's spindash.]

Sally: That's incredible!

Sonic: How'd it do that?

[The wind returns.]

Antoine: This place is getting me so creepies.

[They walk pass the tall rock columns and approach a huge stone wall.]

Bunnie: I bet the temple's on the other side of that wall.

Sally: I think you're right Bunnie, it is!

Rotor: Cool, but how do we get over?

[Sally looks at a map of the area with NICOLE.]

Sonic: What's next, Sal?

Sally: Well, we have to find the first marker: the chair.

[The wind returns, scaring both Antoine and Bunnie. Sally turns off NICOLE and listens.]

Sally: That's strange, that sound's always right on schedule.

[She looks at her watch as a fog moves in.]

Sally: It comes every 2.10 minutes.

[They cover their ears as debris starts flying around, with the wind speed increasing.]

Rotor: We got to find shelter!