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Dreams of Deception by lborgia88
Dreams of Deception by lborgia88
[Reviews - 7] starstarstarstarstar - Printer
Summary: Why is Jason having strange dreams, and what do they mean? For a challenge: turn an unused Gatchaman episode into a Battle of the Planets episode.
Rated: 8+
Categories: Battle of the Planets
Characters: 7-Zark-7/1-Rover-1/Susan, Chief Anderson, Devil Star/Galaxy Girl, Jason, Keyop, Mala/S-9, Mark, Princess, Tiny Harper, Zoltar
Genre: Drama
Story Warnings: Mild Violence
Timeframe: Episode Rewrite
Universe: Tenuously Canon
Challenges: Making a BotP episode
Challenges: Making a BotP episode
Series: Making BOTP out of Gatch
Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes
Word count: 8516 Read: 5134
Published: 06/02/2010 Updated: 06/03/2010
Story Notes:

 Note:  This fic is image-intensive.

This is the result of a challenge suggested by Unpublished Writer, namely to take one of the 20 Gatchaman episodes that were never used in Battle of the Planets and rewrite it to be a BOTP episode. I selected the Gatchaman episode #102, "A Reversal! Checkmate X!" but the two dream sequences here are from another unused Gatchaman episode, #78 "Mortal Combat! 10,000 Meters Under the Sea." Battle of the Planets episodes sometimes used footage from more than one Gatchaman episode, so I figured I could do it too.

I decided to write it as a story rather than a script, though.

Using Sandy Frank's production order, where BOTP episode 66 is "G-Force Defector," 70 is "Strike at Spectra," 71 is "Galaxy Girls," 72 is "The Conway Tape Trap" and 73 is "Awesome Ray Force," I would put this one in between 73 and 74.

Not that episode continuity was stressed so much in Battle of the Planets, but I'm not claiming that this could be an actual BOTP episode –the plot got a little too weird for that. However, I've discovered it's not so easy to take existing footage, cut out what's unsuitable (ie. violence), come up with new dialogue that matches the speakers in the remaining footage, and then create "filler" to replace the footage that was cut. I have a much greater appreciation now for what the BOTP writers accomplished!

1. Chapter 1 by lborgia88 [Reviews - 5] starstarstarstarstar (2826 words)

2. Chapter 2 by lborgia88 [Reviews - 0] (2848 words)

3. Chapter 3 by lborgia88 [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2842 words)