PLANETARY #27

June 11th, 2007 | Work

Written, delivered, and the first page of script looks like this:

PAGE ONE

Pic 1
Three page-wide pics: The Planetary Building, NYC, in the afternoon sun, like a bright glass needle poked into the middle of Manhattan:

JAGGED (NO TAIL)

-- RUSH TRIALS OF THE SO-CALLED "ANTI-CANCER" TREATMENT
DEVELOPED BY THE PLANETARY ORGANISATION --

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-- NEW YORK OFFICES OF THE PLANETARY ORGANISATION
TODAY DEMONSTRATED A CHEAP ELECTRICAL LEVITATION
SYSTEM WITH APPLICATIONS IN --

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-- NEW ORLEANS, THE PLANETARY ORGANISATION'S "SUPER-
FABBER" FOR GENERATING INSTANT TEMPORARY SHELTERS --

Pic 2
INT. CORRIDOR: people rushing both ways down the corridor, carrying files, stacks of paper, tablet computers, busy busy busy...

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-- LEGAL CHALLENGES TO THE PLANETARY ORGANISATION'S
“LIFE STATIONS," COMMUNITY DEVICES THAT PROVIDE WATER,
BASIC PROTEIN, HEATING AND LIGHT FOR FREE --

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-- TOWARDS THE END OF ITS NINE-MONTH VOYAGE
TO MARS, CARRYING, MOST FAMOUSLY, THE PLANETARY SOCIETY'S
"QUNET" DEVICE FOR INSTANT COMMUNICATION ACROSS DEEP SPACE --

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-- PLANETARY SOCIETY'S "HYPER-COLLIMATION" SHEETS,
CARBON FABRICS THAT BECOME BOMBPROOF SHIELDS --

Pic 3
INT: BIG LECTURE HALL: where the DRUMMER addresses a room full of techies all holding tablet computers -- behind him, a wall-size flat-panel display of computer file folders, arranged almost like the petals of a chrysanthemum:

DRUMMER

-- INTO FILES TEN THOUSAND TO TEN NINE HUNDRED
NINETY NINE. THAT'S THE TWENTY PERCENT MARK.

DRUMMER
ONE YEAR, TWENTY PERCENT OF THE RANDALL
DOWLING DATABASE EXPLORED.

DRUMMER
ELIJAH'S GOING INSANE OVER THIS. I'M KEEPING YOU
COVERED, BUT, SERIOUSLY, DEPARTMENT HEADS, YOU
NEED TO CONSIDER HIRING MORE BODIES --


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