Scene 10

On the flight deck Scarlet is flicking switches etc. Kiera walks in followed by Ed and GC who sits at her station. Scarlet notices Johns not at his station and she looks at GC who is avoiding her eyes.

Scarlet

- "Where's John?"

GC

- (not looking at her captain she says quietly) "He didn't make it."

Scarlet

- (she looks sternly forward. This is not the time to get emotional about it.) "What's to stop them shooting us as soon as we lift off?"

Ed

- "Oh that would be my sabotage. Their systems should be down by now."

Scarlet

- (just as Tristan walks in.) "Well they better be."

Shot of the model ship lifting off the ground, leaving the atmosphere, into space where it gets shot. Suddenly back to the flight deck where everyone is being thrown about. This is the opening sequence.

Scarlet

– (manically pushing at switches and buttons in an attempt to keep control of the ship) "I thought you said their systems were down!"

Ed

- "Oh my! I hope I didn't set the timer wrong?! I do believe we are being shot at!"

There is another shot and once again everyone is thrown about but someone leans in the opposite direction to the others.

GC

– (reading a blank or gibberish diagnostics screen) "Captain! Our shields are offline and hull integrity is down to 23%! There are 6 major hull breaches in the cargo bays! The main reactor is overheating and we are leaking fuel from the starboard engine!"- She looks up to the camera- "One more hit and we're gonners!"

End of opening sequence.

GC

- "Wait Captain." (in a star trek receptionist, hand to ear type way.) "There's a communication message from the planet."

Scarlet

- (standing up and tugging down shirt) "Very well. On screen."

This can probably be done on a TV monitor or something. The screen show the control centre in Serene Corp/Enterprises research base. Sitting on a chair in the centre of the room, looking totally relaxed, is the bad guy dessed all on back, also with some form of disfigurement.

Bad Guy

- " I am Roxanne Richards, head of this, the Soolin research centre and you have stolen something from me which I would very much like back. I congratulate you on successfully infiltrating our facility but I must say that your escape is rather pathetic. With one word I could have you destroyed. Now I presume I am talking to one Scarlet Tyler, captain of this little cargo ship."

Scarlet

- (gives a worried glance to GC who shrugs) "That's right and how would you know that?"

Bad Guy

- (smiles vindictively) "Ah, you friend was very forthcoming about your situation."

The camera swivels around to show John who is tied to a chair with a red light shinning in his face. He is clearly in pain.

John

- (struggles to speak cos of the pain) "I'm… sorry… captain!"

GC

- "Leave him alone!"

Bad Guy

- "Lower the setting." (The light turns to yellow and John visible relaxes. The bad guy turns back to the screen) "I know of how you were tricked into attacking us so I'll be lenient. If by the time my soldiers have boarded your ship you have killed the little rebel and her hired help then I shall let you and your crew live. You have five minutes before my soldiers reach you, so I suggest you…"

Random member of the facility who I shall call Pika- "Sir!"

Bad guy

- "What is it?"

Pika

- "Something is wrong with the systems."

Ed

- "Oh wonderful! It is working!"

Bad Guy

- "Dr. Baker! Is this your doing?"

Ed

- could have him overly cheery when he says 'oh wonderful' but then sort of as though he had not meant to speak or get noticed by the bad guy so he then goes a bit sheepish, almost try and hide "… oh me… oh I though #t you meant the other doctor Baker… oh yes indeed… "Indeed it is! I suggest you all start evacuating the building immediately! I shouldn't bother with the ship bay if I were you, unless you think you can bypass my security blocks in the next five minutes, which would be a very foolish thing to think… " (The screen starts crackling and goes blank) "… And there goes the communication. What fantastic timing!"

Scarlet

- (still staring furiously at the screen) "You left him down there!"

Kiera

- "He had been shot. We thought he was dead."

Scarlet

- "Then you should have checked! We're going back for him!"

GC

- "We can't!"

All turn to GC expectantly.

Scarlet

- "Why not?"

GC

- (looking a little ill) The ship is too damaged. It's got no power and worse than that, we're caught in the moon's gravity. It's slowly pulling us towards it, where upon we'll crash and well, die."

Tristan

- "Is there no way we can ride it out!?"

GC

- "I'd really, really like to say yes, but unfortunately on impact the ship is going to be broken into little pieces, us into even smaller pieces and then explode to form a huge ball of flaming wreckage!."

Ed

- (nodding wisely) "She's right you know."

Tristan

- "What about life pods?"

Scarlet- "The ship is an old Water Beetle model and was never installed with life pods."/possibly sold the last pod for petrol.

Ed

- "Excuse me, how long before impact?"

GC

- "Uh...I can't say for sure, hopefully long enough for me to get slightly drunk."

Ed

- "Well can't you guess!?"

GC

- "Uh… In about twenty minutes."

Ed

- "You can guess in about twenty minutes."

GC

- (after a moments of pause) "No. Look we're not on an airplane here; we're on a small cargo ship that will crash in about twenty minutes."

Ed

- "More than enough time to set up the teleporter. Someone show me where the navigation terminal is."

Scarlet

- "The terminal is here. What do you mean teleporter?"

Ed

- "Well I recently created a pocket-size teleportation device. It's in the container we brought on board."

Tristan fetches the cooler to Ed. Ed pulls out several small devices then one large device. He hands out the smaller devices or they could be blue and red pills and places the larger device next to the terminal.

Ed

- "Take one, pass it down… This device will break down your molecular structure into tiny particles, a form of physical disintegration, before transporting them to a designated location, where it will then reassemble us. So long as we reappear before the ship blows up we should be fine."

GC

- "And if it does blow up before we reassemble, then what?!"

Ed

- "Then our particles will…how shall I put this…be lost to the universe."

GC

- "Crash with the ship or be disintegrated? I'm not sure which I prefer the sound of."

Scarlet

- "GC, just put it on."

Kiera

- "You said this was a new invention, how many times have you used it before?"

Ed

- "Many times, with fruit...though this is the first human trial. Isn't this exciting?"

GC

- "You know guinea pig was never one of my aspirations."

ED

- "Right I just have to input the co-ordinates: 10-0-11-0-0 by 02 from Tera center 0 . Are we all ready?"

GC

- "No wait a sec."

(Runs out of the room)

Scarlet

- "GC get back here now!"

GC

- (Returns with a gun and something else, a hat something precious to her, not sure what yet.) "Ready to be disintegrated."

Ed presses a button and they all fade/fizzle out.

Scene 11

They all beam down onto the moon (quarry), the females in the Charlies Angels pose and the males in the tea pot or Buddha or something else. They all look around confused. GC searches her pockets and is relieved to find her flask of alcohol. Ed looks very pleased with himself. Cut to ship flying through the sky. Everyone's heads follow the ships trajectory as it crashes. Then if possible a shot of the model ship blowing up.

GC

- (looking sad because she liked that ship, still have to name it, if we do use it's name here then make sure we have also used to somewhere else too.) "First John and now Red Dragon."

Ed

- (standing beside her) "Do you think you can save her?"

GC

- (Slowly turns her head to him in disbelief, only to see the innocent earnestness in his face) "Yeah… you go get the engine and I'll go get the flight deck. A few elastic bands, blue tack, a lick of paint, it'll be as good as new."

(Said very sarcastically)

Ed

- "Oh, how marvelous! So I'll get the engine?"

GC

- (stares in disbelief) "You know if I was a little more sadistic, you would be in so much trouble…What am I saying…Yeah you go get the engine."

Switches to the rest of the group who are having an intense discussion. Can see Ed walking off in the background and GC watching him with amusement. Tristan is sitting on a large boulder finding the argument between Kiera and Scarlet amusing but they are getting to the point where Scarlet might be inclined to throw a punch in Kiera's general direction.

Tristan

- "Ladies, this passing of blame is pointless. Now we are here, so I suggest that we make the best of it. For example, we could venture out to the wreckage to search for anything useful, say maybe enough to patch together a distress signal."

Kiera

- "So we can be picked up by Serene Corporation?"

Tristan

- "Do remember that we have your Doctor as a bargaining chip."

Kiera

- "If you hand him over to them then all we have done will have been in vain!"

Scarlet

- "GC… If we went to the ship do you think it is likely that you'll be able to patch together a distress signal?"

GC

- "Uh…maybe. It's certainly possible."

Scarlet

- "Right then, we are heading for the ship."

Kiera

- "Hang on, where's Dr. Baker?"

GC

- (Looking sheepish) "Ah, well, he's sort of already on his way to the ship."

Kiera

- "What?! On his own?"

GC

- "Yeah well, it'll be ok. We're going that way anyway."

Kiera looks as though she is about to have a go at GC but she is stopped as Scarlet talks.

Scarlet

- "Right, we had better hurry up and catch up with him then, hadn't we. Let's go."

Cut to Ed who's walking through the quarry unaware that someone or something is watching him. We see from the view of this something as it follows Ed along, the most we ever see if it maybe his arms, maybe not. Ed stops and ducks down to do his shoe laces up and the monster ducks behind a rock. Ed stands and casts a casual glance around and the monster hides further behind the rock. Then when Ed continues to walk the creature follows, closing in on him till its right behind Ed. This is when Ed turns around, sees the monster (camera), holds up his arms defensively and cries out.

Cut back to the rest of the group who are traveling up the quarry. They hear Ed's cry in the distance.

GC

- (Overly nervous) "What was that?!"

(Could have here that the nose GC hears is someone in the distance calling out "I'm Old Gregg!" but when GC asks "what was that?" Everyone says they didn't hear anything and that she is being too jumpy. Then the sound of Ed is heard and this time everyone hears it. GC goes "Okay I definitely heard something that time!")

Tristan

- "I can't be sure but it sounded like the good Doctor." (Pulls out his gun from it's holster.) "Does anyone know if this moon is habited?"

GC

- "Uh… the data did say it was habitable, but there was no mention of any inhabitants. Why? What you thinking? Tigers, some form bear?"

(Pulls out her gun nervously)

Scarlet

- "GC really? A tiger, on the moon?! It was probably nothing."

Cut to empty section of quarry. We hear a strange wailing noise, then something shoots past the camera. The camera turns and we see Ed charging down the quarry towards the group. Switch to the point of view of the group. Tristan pulls out his gun.

GC

- "Is that the Doctor?"

Tristan

- "Indeed."

Ed

- (runs into their midst, out of breath, struggling to say) "It's a… It's a…"

Scarlet

- "Doctor Baker! Calm down. Take a deep breath. And again…Now speak slowly so that we can all clearly understand."

Some small rocks tumble down from the quarry hills around them, almost as though a few people are hiding just out of sight. Tristan pulls out his gun and points it as he spies his surroundings suspiciously. Do a camera view looking down on them. Then back down to their point of view looking up. One or two heads just pop into sight before quickly disappearing can't really make the face out. Tristan kneels on the floor, poised to shoot. Everyone imitates.

Tristan

- "We are not alone."

Ed

- (Pointing up the quarry) "It's that!"

Everyone looks up the quarry and there running down towards them is a green bubble wrap monster. Tristan once again pulls out his gun and takes aim.

Tristan

- "It's coming right for us!"

Everything freezes and the words appear: 'TO BE CONTINUED!!'