A few weeks had passed after
Christmas, and Carly, Liz, Truro and CB were testing
their new vehicles out. Liz decided to take the LizCopter out for a test flight, so in she got . . . and off she flew out
of the hangar. CB and Truro decided to have some target practice, since they have weaponary on their vehicles, (the T-machine
and the CB Kart), and Carly went for a dive in the ocean in her submarine, Carly 1. Dan stayed behind in the Zord Hangar.
He entered the Tardizord and turned on 4 interlocking hexagonal screens. Each of them showed a vehicle. A red one for the
T-machine, green for the CB Kart, pink for Carly 1 and yellow for the LizCopter. Carlos, Cedric and Carlnados, who were already
on board, came up beside Dan. "Hey guys." Dan said. "Dan, what's that light?" asked Carlos. "Ah, it's Liz. Her hexagon
is flashing." Dan replied, picking up a headset. "Let's play Blockbusters!" grinned Carlnados. “Oh, very droll!”
Dan grinned. "Hey, Dan." Liz said. "Oh, hi. Enjoying your flight?" replied Dan. "You bet!" replied Liz. Dan grinned
in satisfaction. Nearby, he pressed a red, green and pink button on the Tardizord console. "CB, Truro and Carly, do you copy?"
"Yes." answered CB, Carly and Truro altogether. "Excellent. Now, listen up. You will notice a big button in your ranger colours, and
a keyboard to your left. This will allow you to travel anywhere in time and space via the Time Corridor. Type in your destination
with the keyboard, and it will come up on a screen above the keyboard." instructed Dan. "Right" answered the other rangers
at the same time. So altogether, they keyed in their destination and pressed their buttons, and quicker before you can say
"antidisestablishmentarianism", they found themselves flying in the Time Corridor. "Pretty!" squeaked Carly. "I've seen it
many times, and yet I'm never bored with it!" said Truro. "I gotta get it as a screensaver! added Liz. Suddenly, there came 4 junctions, two on the left,
and two on the right. Truro and Liz took the two on the left, and Carly and CB, the right. They disappeared in a flash, and
appeared at their destinations. Truro arrived at a fighting dojo. "Excellent! It worked!" he grinned. Liz ended up on Miangelis,
and had a bit of flight time there. Carly ended up in the sea of British Columbia, and CB ended up on a race
circuit in Mario World. "All right!" he grinned. Back at the ranger base, and the Zord Hanger, Billy entered the Tardizord,
carrying a large box of stuff. "Uh, guys. Could you give me a hand to put all this together?" he asked. "Sure." replied Dan,
as he and the nagas exited the Tardizord. "What's all that stuff you have?" enquired Cedric. "I'll explain later." replied
Billy. "Very well." conceded Dan. "We'll help you put together whatever it is you have to put together. There's a lot of stuff
and space here in the hangar." "Prodigious! Let's get started." Billy said, rubbing his hands together. Dan looked at the
plans. The drawing was of a bicycle/helicopter hybrid. "Oh. A helibike!" Dan grinned. Elsewhere, Truro was engaged in a karate
contest. He had won 3 matches so far. "This will be a doddle!" he thought to himself. On Miangelis, Liz decided to have
a race with some race mad angels. "Watch out for the rotors!" she warned. Carly was having, dare I say it, a whale of a time
exploring the depths of the oceans. "Jeepers!" she gasped as she saw the corals. Wildlife rolled by the main window. CB, now
in a race, was trying to overtake Bowser, who had tossed a great banana skin behind him. CB, thinking this was foul play,
got back at Bowser by tossing a homing shell at him. "Bullseye!" he grinned." Bowser growled. "Get back here, you ruddy hooligan!"
"Not on your nelly, turtle brain!" called CB. Billy's helibike was now complete, back at the hangar. Billy put on a safety
helmet. "Well, here goes nothing!" he said, embarking the bike. He started to pedal, and the helibike rose into the air and
out of the hangar doors. Dan smiled to himself and re-entered the Tardizord. He shut the door and walked up to the console
to start the Tardizord up. "OK, guys. Fancy a little trip?" he asked. “You bet!" answered Carlos. "Let's get going!"
added Carlnados. "All righty then. Get ready, cos here . . . we . . .GO!" called Dan as he pulled down a lever and typed in
a destination. The Tardizord dematerialised out of the hangar, and into the time corridor. They were soon travelling at the
speed of sound. Dan hummed the Doctor Who tune to himself as he checked that everything was OK. Carlos and Carlnados were
watching the time corridor via a monitor. "Hang on a moment!" said Carlos, suddenly. "What is it?” asked Cedric.
"It's another tunnel."
replied Carlos. "Kinda like the ones the others went through.” "And that's where we're going! Hang on tight, everybody!"
Dan grinned, pulling down another lever, and the Tardizord materialised in an area which looked all too familiar to Dan. He
opened the door, and peeped out. "Oh . . .brilliant!" Dan gasped in delight. "What is it, Dan?" enquired Carlos. "I think
we might have landed on Mobius!" Dan grinned. “Come on out, and take a butcher’s!” The nagas were about
to disembark the Tardizord, when they suddenly noticed a cloud of dust rapidly approaching. “Oh, holy Toledo!” gasped Cedric.
A barrage of lasers started shooting out from the cloud. “We’re in the line of fire if the lasers aim to the front!”
gasped Carlnados. “Not if I can help it! Quick, everyone back in!” Dan said urgently, and Cedric, Carlnados and
Carlos re-entered the Tardizord and shut the doors. Dan pulled down a lever and the Tardizord faded out as the barrage of
lasers subsided. After a few minutes, the Tardizord re-emerged. “See what I mean?” Dan asked as he opened the
door. There came a sudden whoosh, and there stood a familiar hero. It was Sonic. “Hey
there, dude! What are you doing standing in a little blue box like that?” “This is no ordinary box.” Dan
said. “Why don’t you come in and see for yourself, Sonic?” So Sonic entered. “Whoa!” he gasped.
“It’s bigger on the inside!” His jaw dropped in awe. Dan laughed. “Naturally. Tell us, where did those
lasers come from?” “Oh, those lasers that have just passed? They came from one of Eggman’s scuz-buckets.”
explained Sonic. “Judging by the size of the dust cloud, I’d say that the “Scuz-bucket” responsible
may have been a bit of a hassle!” Carlos said. “Yep.” replied Sonic. “So where do you think it came
from?” Carlnados asked Dan. “Well, if I’m right, I reckon it came from Eggman’s HQs, so I think we’ll
need to go there.” “I know the way there.” Sonic said. “I’ll lead on, you can follow my trail.”
He called as he left the Tardizord. “Aye aye, sir!” called Carlos. “Carlnados, could you pull that lever
please?” asked Dan, pointing to a nearby lever with a yellow top. Carlnados pulled it, and the Tardizord turned invisible
and followed Sonic’s trail. Just then, Truro’s hexagon was flashing. Dan picked up the headset. “Hi, Truro.” “Hi,
Dan. Where are you?” asked Truro. We’re on Mobius.” Dan answered. “Mobius? You mean Sonic’s Planet?”
“Yes, Truro” replied Dan. “Where are you?” “I’m back at the Zord Hangar, and
I’m about to start work on the Jubileezord.” said Truro. “OK. Watch out for Billy, will you
Truro? He’s having trouble with a helibike.” Dan explained. “Oh dear. OK then, I’ll look out for
him. Call me if you want help of some sort.” replied Truro. “I will. See you.” said Dan. “See you!” replied Truro, and disappeared from
his hexagon. Meanwhile, Sonic was waiting by a huge warehouse in the shape of Eggman, when the Tardizord appeared next to
him. “I’ve been waiting!” he called, tapping his foot. “I know.” Said Dan, rolling his eyes.
After shrinking the Tardizord into a miniature, Dan put it in his pocket. About 30 minutes after they penetrated Eggman’s
HQs, The 5 of them, (Dan, Sonic, Carlos, Carlnados and Cedric) found themselves in the base of the so-called “scuz-buckets.”
“Wait a minute!” Sonic said suddenly. “They look like advanced versions of the E-series robots!” “That’s
probably who or what has been firing the lasers at us.” confided Cedric. Then, they heard a hearty laugh, and Eggman
emerged. “Well, well! If it isn’t Sonic!” “Eggman!” Dan seethed. “Who on Mobius are you?”
enquired Eggman. “I’m
Dan the Countdowner. Blue Fan Art Ranger from Earth. These are my naga friends.” Dan replied, taking out his notebook
and pencil. “And, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to give you a ticket!” he added, drawing a hydro-machine
gun. He fed his pencil through the drawing, and the hydro-machine gun became real. Carlos and Carlnados got ready with their
sabres, and Cedric took on a fighting stance. “Impressive.” said Eggman. “But you’re gonna have to
do better than that!” Dan raised his arm into the air. “T-R-U-R-O!” he called. A red light appeared in front
of Dan, and there stood Truro. “You called?” he asked. “Ah!” he added as he noticed Eggman and his robots.
“Ready?” asked Dan. “You bet.” replied Truro. “BLOODY SCANNER!” they called,
and morphed up to their MK 1 suits. “Three!” called Carlos and Cedric. “Two!” called Sonic and Carlnados.
“One!” called Eggman as he got into his Egg-o-Matic. “CHARGE!” called The rangers, nagas and Sonic.
The battle started literally with a bang, as the first batch of robots exploded due to them being waterlogged by the hydro-machine
gun. Truro, remaining calm, took aim. “Shining Foil Boomerang!” he called, and threw it at more robots. SCREEEEEE!
went the boomerang as it became a saw and sliced through half a dozen robots. “Anaconda Slash!” called Carlos
and Cedric as their sabres lit up. More robots melted as the sabres came down on them with the force of a constricting anaconda.
Ouch! Cedric used his Magnet Coil technique by raising his coils up. 5 robots failed to resist the magnetism and soon found
themselves crushed and ended up as blocks of steel. The kind of blocks of steel you get after cars have been in the crusher.
“Gyoooh!” groaned Eggman, clapping a hand to his forehead. Dan fired some more water from the hydro-machine gun,
and some of it drenched Eggman, who went red with anger. “Now that’s a hard boiled egg!” laughed Dan. “Very
funny, Dan.” said Truro, ironically. “Let’s see if we can finish Eggman off!” “SOL time, Truro.”
said Dan. “SOL?” puzzled Truro. “Magical Plight . . .” began Dan. “Oh yeah, Sword of Light!” said Truro. “What a noodle
I am!” The broadsword appeared. “Whoa!” Sonic gasped. “Not
so fast!” called Eggman. “Behold, the Egg-Rodent!” Truro snickered. “Egg-rodent? Oh, please!”
The Egg-Rodent thudded to the ground, and made a deafening ringing sound. Sonic, Carlos, Dan, Cedric, Truro and Carlnados wobbled,
but before they could regain their balance, the overgrown metal rodent knocked Dan and Truro off their feet and
into a wall. They impacted the wall with a crash and slid to the bottom. Carlos and Carlnados went to their aid. Dan and Truro powered down from their
MK 1 suits. “That’s no rodent!” groaned Truro. “No. It’s a capybara.” Dan replied. “Capy-what?” asked Truro. “Capybara, Truro.”
corrected Dan. “It’s one of, if not, the largest rodent in existence.” Speaking of which, the Egg Rodent
was suddenly gaining on them for another go, when Carlos and Carlnados pulled them to safety, and Sonic spindashed the Egg-rodent
. . . only to find he was being deflected right on top of Dan, who yelped as one of his spines dug into him. “EEEESHHH!”
gasped Dan. “Oops! Sorry dude!” laughed Sonic. “Hohohohoho! That’s right, my metal hamster! Go and
squash those rats.” “Rats? RATS? Who are you calling “rats?” raged Truro. “Calm down,
Truro.” soothed Dan. He took the Sword of light and raised it. “Uh, Cedric. Why don’t you keep the Egg-Rodent
‘tied up’ for the moment?” suggested Dan as the crystal shone blue. “Right!” replied Cedric.
He gave the Egg-rodent a sharp thump on the head, rendering it immobile, and then slipped his coils over the unconscious metal
rat and gripped tightly. Dan, with the sword outstretched like a lance, charged at the Egg-rodent. “FINAL COUNTDOWN!”
he called. Cedric quickly released his grip and got to safety as the sword penetrated the outer casing of the Egg-rodent,
sliced it in two and caused it to blow up to the end notes of the Countdown music. Eggman, now infuriated, pressed a button
on his Egg-o-Matic. “Gah! I’m out of here, but not until I’ve set the Self-Destruct device to 10 minutes!
Hohohohohoho!” “Self-Destruct?” gasped the group of heroes. As Eggman left, all the surrounding doors and
windows locked up and the sirens blared. Dan regrew the Tardizord, and everyone got in. “Shut the door quickly!”
urged Dan. Truro shut it as tightly as he could. The Tardizord faded out from Eggman’s HQs. Eggman was now
flying at top speed away from his HQs. “They won’t survive that blast!” he chuckled to himself. His pleasure
was soon cut short as the Tardizord drew up beside. Truro opened the door. “How in the name of Gerald . . .?” gasped Eggman. “How dare
you leave us to perish, you rotund b…” began Truro. Dan found a car horn noise on the Tardizord console. HOOOOOONNNNNK!!!! went the horn. “Truro! Keep the course language
down!” Dan yelled, going slightly pale. “How in the world did you get out of there?” asked Eggman. “That
place is sealed off! Nothing could penetrate those walls.” “That would be telling, eggy-features!” Sonic
answered, wagging his finger. “Oh yeah, almost forgot! Special Delivery.” Sonic handed Eggman a big parcel from
within the Tardizord.” As Sonic shut the door, the Tardizord sped away
to the Green Hill Zone. Eggman opened the box, which was ticking. There came a voice. “Thank you for purchasing the
Egg Bomb. Have a nice day!” “Oh, no!” groaned Eggman. BLAMMMM! Everyone got out of the Tardizord and looked
in the direction of the explosion. “Adios!” called Sonic, as a cloud in the shape of Eggman’s face floated
in the sky. “He’ll be back, I think.” Truro said. “Yeah.” replied Sonic. “Well, I’m outta here. I have emeralds to
collect. “What, emeralds like these?” asked Dan, pulling out a green gemstone. “Yeah, that’s it.”
Said Sonic. “Er, where did you find it?” “I found it beside me when me and Truro hit the wall.”
Dan explained. “EE, AYE, EE, AYE, YO!” came a yodellers voice. “I’d keep a firm hold on that emerald
if I were you, Sonic.” Cedric said. Sonic nodded. “I’m sure Tails will keep it safe.” He said. He turned to the left, gave a farewell salute, and dashed off. “See ya!”
he called. “Time to go, I think.” Dan said. “Yes. The others will be wondering where we are.” Truro agreed. Everyone got
in, and Truro shut the door. The Tardizord dematerialised from the planet. Meanwhile, Eggman was struggling
back to his HQ, wounded, miserable and dirty. “Blast those Power Rangers!” he cursed. “I’m gonna get
you Sonic the Hedgehog, and Pencil Force!” He laughed maniacally, and his laughs could be heard throughout the universe.