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EXT. BROOKHOUSE COMPOUND - DAY
An expansive fenced complex, stoic ivy covered buildings dot
the landscape. Its lush rolling hills of green weave up and
through a golf course, rows of tennis courts and man made
STONE PATHWAYS, lead to BRICK STEPS, which continue,
UP, to DOUBLE DOORS
-- a gold lettered, wood trimmed plaque on one, reads,
BROOKHOUSE ACADEMY. Underneath, in small black letters,
"Center for Cognitive Readjustment."
INT. CLASS ROOM - DAY
Sun rays through a four paned window, shine on a desk in
back, burn the neck of SQUIRE DIXON, (17) small and
squirrelly, his head down on his arms.
The instructor, JACK DENARD, (39) "the old man," solid rock,
knowing eyes, a touch of grey at his temples, notices
Squire's hand move, to rub his neck.
...the novelty being, space and
time are static. Isn't that right
Squire caught off guard, raises his head, looks around at the
Actually sir, the novelty lies in
the probability that it isn't.
Factored with the analysis of
subjective quantum theory, your
explanation would seem flawed.
Squire checks his watch. A dizzying array of compact gadgetry
on his arm. It is apparent, he would rather be somewhere
Your theory being, that space and
time can change direction?
Ahh! Our other elusive genius! One
sleeps, the other conveniently, not
They... he, had to finish some
EXT. UNFINISHED HIGHWAY OVERPASS - DAY
TWO COBRA VIPERS, one red one black with a white stripe, the
other all black speed toward a break in the bridge's
construction. The gap closing as fast as the cars.
Tires rip pavement, smoke and gravel fly as they shoot ever
closer to the --
Fifty foot jump -- a hundred foot drop if missed, the cars
roar by at blinding speed.
INT. BLACK VIPER - DAY
DANNY GALUCCI (20's) dark eyed, over confident, flashes a
wink as his car spits past,
INT. RED VIPER - DAY
JULES (JEWEL) CARTER (16) spiked hair, nervous shifty eyes,
flips off the passing car -- shifts gear, slams gas -- speeds
SCREECH OF TIRES -- Danny rockets ahead, first to the edge.
DANNY JUMPS THE GAP.
EXT. OTHER SIDE OF BRIDGE
Danny's car lands and skids around, his tires burn and smoke,
as his vehicle slides to a halt ten feet past the jumped
EXT. HIGHWAY BRIDGE END
Jewel's Viper shoots off the bridge, right after him.
VIPER SEEMS IN SLOW MOTION AS IT SKYROCKETS TOWARD THE OTHER
STRAIGHT TOWARD THE BRIDGE'S EDGE
INT. RED VIPER
Jewel adjusts his watch.
EXT. BETWEEN THE BRIDGE GAP
THE VIPER, SECONDS BEFORE -- IT HITS THE BRIDGE EDGE --
BURST INTO A BLINDING FLASH.
Danny on the other side, runs to look over the bridge edge.
LOUD heavy THUMP -- SCREECH OF BRAKES.
BRIDGE WAY - BEHIND DANNY
The red Viper screeches to a halt. A proud Jewel jumps out
arms raised, pleased with himself.
Danny turns back, angered at this display.
Cheater! That's not fair!
I not only proved my theory, but
kicked your ass doing it!
EXT. OTHER SIDE OF BRIDGE - DAY
Three guys on the other side, adjust their watches.
They disappear, and appear on the other side, with Danny.
Shit. It was who leaped the
farthest. I did!
RAY "KIDNEY" JOCAWSKI (20) chubby, always eating something.
You used the "stream." You were
gonna crash. You did cheat!
Asshole. Stick something in your
You were suppose to jump.
DETER (19) tall lanky bug eyed, quick of movement, slow
witted, his green JENSEN FF 4WD GT's engine sputter can still
be heard on the other side.
Piss ass. You know you were wrong.
JESSE RODRIQUEZ (20) short Ruerto Rican, always a head rag or
hat about his head, smacks Jewel on the back of his.
This is how a genius shows
Jewel shrugs and goes back to his car.
Fuck you! Another dimension, man!
Bright boy proved we can get to it,
anytime we want. What's the harm?
I'm outta here.
Jewel jumps into his car -- shoots off toward the edge of the
There goes a fool in the making.
He's gonna fuck it up. For all of
Jewel's Viper jets toward the bridge edge, tires squealing,
EXT. OVER BRIDGE HOLE - DAY
HIS CAR IN FLIGHT OVER THE GAP, DISAPPEARS IN A FLASH OF
It's your thing Danny. Since he's
showed up, you've forgotten that.
Yeah, but why is he always try to
up me.. what's he tryin' to prove?
This other world's got things we
need to check out. Before his happy
ass fucks something up, in this
Was a little too perfect.
Much too perfect. That's what
But he don't care.
Unwraps a snikers.
Wants to jump the stream, willy
What you got in there, a
Kidney glares at Jesse. Takes a large bite.
Look, asshole's just showing off.
He's rated X11. One more, he'd be
me. Give him a chance.
I don't give a shit. I'm not the
one he's tryin' to out do. Later.
They all climb into their autos -- adjust their watches --
each car flashes into light, and all disappear.
INT. DORMITORY - DAY
DOOR FLIES IN - a KEG rolls in -
HUGE PILE OF BOOKS FLY from Kidney's grasp, as Danny and
Deter joke, and push him through door.
I don't know when you find time --
His face so full all the time, his
eyes should be welded shut.
MUFFLED YELLING HEARD.
Fuck you. Now what's in the box?
You ate everything last time you
Deter sneaks to kitchen to be first to fridge.
Danny checks his computer - Kidney catches Deter's move, and
runs to catch -- when suddenly,
Whoa! Say guys, I think you better
get in here.
Kidney stops mid chew.
Oh my God!
INT. BROOKHOUSE ACADEMY - DAY
Administrative Office of CODY BROOKS (45) obese, jowly,
wheezy - on the phone. Appears likable sort.
ON HIS DESK - Gold framed picture - two tow headed boys in
swim trunks in front of a small yacht hold tiny fish on a
string, a small curly blond girl in front, tooth missing,
HIS FACE CONTORTS as he speaks, WITH MANY EXPRESSIONS.
AHHH... yes... the administration
needs reform, I admit, but--
Ah, yes... No I mean, there have
been a few incidents--
EYES WIDEN - surprise.
W e l l... she's on it... I mean
I'm on it. Death before dishonor I
always say. Ooooh you're killin' me
down there! No, no not you, that
was someone else.
PLEASURE - his eyes close -- the phone now a distraction,
juggled between neck and arm - he grabs the desk with both
DOOR BURSTS OPEN
JONATHAN HARCASTLE (49), imposing, cigar gripped between his
teeth, military styled suit displays medals, but has no
significancy of any government.
Holds a cell phone to his ear.
CODY'S EYES FLASH OPEN -- SHOCK
I believe you were right the first
Pulls a forty-five from his jacket, and promptly SHOOTS CODY.
DISBELIEF in Cody's eyes, as he slumps, dead.
Harcastle, strolls to the desk -- kicks the chair with the
Underneath the desk -- a young girl scared. She wipes her
Get the fuck outta here! And if I
EVER hear of this --
He points to the body. Then her.
She hurries to run out.
Harcastle pushes Cody's body to the floor -- sits in chair
and rolls to behind the desk --
He pats the top -- flicks open his cell. Punches speed dial.
The noddy's been removed. We start
now. Now I'm, on top of it.
INT. DORM ROOM KITCHEN - DAY
JEWEL'S BODY STUCK HALFWAY THROUGH THE WALL, an arm reaches,
fingers grab and half a mouth pleads, a foot at the bottom,
Deter closely inspects the grotesque caricature, speaking
from the wall.
Looks like him.
Kidney unwraps a candy bar. Touches the moving lips.
Sounds like him.
Holds the partially unwrapped candy up.
He snatches it way, laughs. Danny disgusted, shakes his head
as he enters.
Cut it out man, this is not funny.
Through his half mouth, Jewel can hardly be understood.
Imb mot payin... Imb stuck.
What do you mean you're stuck. Use
What the fuck you--
Danny Deter Kidney, look at each other. Suddenly it dawns.
Danny smirks, adjusts the gadget on his arm and, walks
through the wall.
Too bad we can't watch you figure
this one out--
His eye darts about.
Deter pats the half face.
Guess it's best to listen, when
things ain't tested.
Twists little dials on his watch and follows Danny, through
The HOUSE DOG, a Great Dane named FRANK, saunters in -
notices the half face, jumps up against the wall, licks it.
Geb hib away frob be!
The foot at the bottom wiggles, a vain kick.
FACE BLOWS SPITTLE AT THE DOG.
Frank gets down, smells the foot - pees on it.
Deter sticks his head back through the wall, as the dog lops
Damm. You even piss dogs off.
A smaller indistinct dog, three legs, one coming from its
stomach waggles behind Frank, sniffs the foot, snubs it,
waggles after Frank.
INT. OTHER SIDE OF WALL - HALLWAY - DAY
JEWEL IN THE WALL - AN ARM a watch on it, SWUNG BACK, THE
BACK OF his HEAD, A LEG HALF IN, like he strolled to the wall
and kept going.
Deter walks through wall and slaps Jewel's protruding butt.
Make a great dart board.
Danny tickers with the watch on Jewel's arm, hung out the
A second. Less than that. You can't
Kidney wads a candy wrapper - stuffs it in one back baggy
pocket, only to pull another out the other.
Parsecs. The fragments of a second.
He sidestepped, when he should have
Danny squints, as he adjusts the tiny dials. Deter tugs at
Jewel's back pockets.
He got any money in there?
There! Grab him and pull!
They pull at appendages, Deter the pants, and suddenly, a
SWISH and POP.
Jewel is roughly pulled through the wall. His face arms and
exposed skin bleed, scraped raw, his clothes shredded.
They all fall against the far wall - slide to the floor.
Danny picks himself up.
I told you! The stream is an exact
science. One mili-parsec... you'd
Jewel rubs and licks his scraped arms.
My bad. Now I know.
What the fuck's wrong with you? Why
you fuck with my brain?
I'm your fuckin' nightmare... cause
I'm smarter than you. This toy? I
figured it out.
Takes the watch off and throws it down.
Figured it right into a wall.
Fuck you fat boy! Time is
multifaceted. Anyone could have
Deter picks up the watch. Presses a button on it. Walks to,
and through the wall. Disappears.
He walks suddenly back through wall.
Works okay to me.
Fuck you too! I'm going to the
Deter waves the candy off.
Get that outta my face!
Danny sullen, mopes down the hall to go in the door.
They punch buttons on their watches, and step through the
wall to meet him.
INT. DORM ROOM DAY
Danny at his computer. He fiddles with tiny instruments,
working on a watch. His area a mess; gadgets disassembled,
others pieced together, notes, diagrams scattered about.
Man, don't let skidz clue you.
He's no frazzle. X is. It's an
unknown. Either you're in it, or
Seconds split in half.
And either you're in that middle
stream between the two--
Just before it turns to the next,
or you're lost.
And thars worlds in them thar
That we know nothing about.
Kidney goes to scrounge through the fridge.
I think the kids got a problem.
Deter plops down on a pillow couch, a gadget in his hands.
SUDDENLY IN HIS LAP - A GIRL IS STANDING straddled above him.
Man, put that away.
Deter fiddles to turn off the device, but not before stroking
the image's leg.
I've improved on it. You can feel
it now. I call 'em "Heloids." Part
holograph, with android attributes.
Kidney pops his head up from fridge, to look over counter.
Hey, bring her back! Them's not the
It's like that holo-doctor on tv,
but way "stuped."
That'll "frazzle" the "Stizzle."
What he say? Trying to sound all
Negro. Boy, yo' mama's rich, yo'
daddy's ugly, and you in a facility
for rich juveniles. What's with the
hip hop jizzle?
Danny flips him off--
Lightning the moment. Look at this.
I think I've found a way to direct
the stream to a specific
Sets the watch down, along side some diagrams and figures of
space and time calculations.
What Jewel did, showed me a mistake
when I fixed his watch. What we've
found is not a bunch of worlds...
but one. See, that's what was so
TINY IMAGES APPEAR ABOVE THE WATCH -- LIKE A PICASSO -- WAVY
PEOPLE, BUILDINGS, INCREDIBLE SHAPES pass quickly pass.
Deter's gadget's image about a foot tall, ignored, shimmy
dances above the table, as they watch Danny's display..
He likes her you know?
She's got her own mind. I'm a tough
guy remember. She ain't into that.
He's playing it the same way.
And he'll probably get the same
reaction, come on... Shape and
form. We've never stayed long
enough to examine what we've been
Kidney bounces down on the pillow couch, a plate in his lap
holds a myriad of meats and condiments - Deter's side rises
and pushes him over.
He rolls off, onto the floor.
Man, go on a diet!
Kidney eating, feels the tiny Heloid's calf.
Deter grabs the imager.
Gimme that... before you eat it!
A world inside a world. Like the
cream filling ina Yoho.
Not ANOTHER world... my calcs' show
it's part of this one.
Deter from the floor, the image held tightly in one hand, the
imager in the other. Clutches them to his chest.
INT. BROOKHOUSE ACADEMY
Jonathan Harcastle grouses behind his desk. Military
Paraphernalia now line the walls of his domain. His suit
though military, remains an enigma to what allegiance.
In front of him, a SHROUDED FIGURE, IDAR, identity obscured,
head down, holds an orb that glows between, GOLD HANDS.
Harcastle nervously twiddles an unlit cigar, between two
I will monitor all activity.
The ORB in Idar's hands, GLOWS BRIGHTER.
HOODED HEAD RISES. A gold wizened face - the eyes fire.
YOU WILL CEASE THE ACTIVITY!
I will do what keeps security.
HARCASTLE STANDS, - a small show of bravado.
These kids shall be dealt with.
ORB GLOWS BRIGHTER between Idar's hands, til a green light
envelops and illuminates his body.
Should the situation prove drastic.
I know methods.
Quick ones, I hope.
The glow surrounding Idar brightens - he disappears.
Quicker than that.
EXT. A METROPOLITAN CITY - DAY
Skyscrapers reach like sprouts to the sun, as citizens by the
thousands, swarm the streets below.
DANNY, DETER AND KIDNEY APPEAR in a crowd standing at a
crosswalk. Oddly, their presence causes no concern.
You'd think people streamed in
Men politely nod, women smile as they pass the trio.
Look! They got a KFC!
Deter pops him behind the head. Danny checks his watch.
We can't skip the stream, so we
gotta find how time works here.
Time is time. It's all relevant, as
But as time slips into the next
second, any miscalculation could
slip us anywhere--
Like inside a wall.
Jewel proved that. Hello?
RACHEL, a petite young girl with big eyes watches them. A
strange smile on her face.
Kidney offers her a liquorice. She grabs his hand and sucks
the candy from his fingers. More content on the fingers.
Snatches his hand back.
Damm, she's hungrier than me!
Danny stares as the girl sucks the liquorice-- a look of
wonder on her face- why doesn't it taste like Kidney's
They march off, Deter glances back, the girl still there,
watches their every move.
Girl ain't right.
Every encounter is the same, greeted by handshakes and, an
excited tasting of fingers.
I feel like a tootsie roll.
Deter stuffs his hands into his pockets after a over excited
greeter bites him.
What is it with these people? I'm
beginning to feel like it's dinner
time, and I'm the main course.
Kidney spots THREE GIGGLING GIRLS, who quickly pass by. One
pokes him, strokes the skin on his arm, and licks her finger
as she scurries away.
Sheesh, I feel like a steak.
Come on. Let's find who runs shit.
Straight to the top this kid.
Kidney drags, takes in his surroundings.
They got some clean streets here.
Must keep their pets inside.
Reaches to his back pocket for a treat- baffled the cupboard
is bare -- crestfallen he makes off to catch up to the rest.
Anybody got any candy?
INT. DARK ROOM
HARCASTLE pops a jelly bean into his mouth, and shakes a full
hand to position another.
Damn kids mouths are shut tighter
than a bitch's legs on crack.
PETER COWL (19) scrawny, freckled, assistant to the Director
Harcastle -- "suck up" and pawn.
Wouldn't that be open sir?
Harcastle turns sharply.
From what I've heard. A woman on
that substance would want to open
Boy shut up! Bitch on that don't
want nothing but more. So where's
The data on the stream, fool!
As your, distasteful pictorial
pronounced, they aren't giving up,
as you said, shit. All we got is
that Danny has an electronic
transceiver of sorts, allowing him
and his group to "stream" to...
Stream? To where? Time, outer
We're not sure.
Get out of here! Next time I tell
you to being me information. Bring
me some fuckin' information!
Peter starts for the door. IDAR APPEARS, on the couch in the
Peter held motionless, the orb in Idar's lap pulses a soft
IDAR FLOATS UP in a sitting position--
suddenly he's standing behind the boy. The orb held up to the
This is what you will do.
Peter mesmerized. Blinks. And turns to look at Idar.
With a wave of the hand, the boy flash disappears.
You people are just pushy. I told
you I was--
Tell me nothing! You may play
soldier as you want. But your
bumbling will not be tolerated. We
need action now. I intervened.
Harcastle boldly steps forward.
Look, I don't need you--
IDAR GRABS HIS NECK AND LIFTS HIM OFF THE FLOOR.
You need to remember. Medals don't
make a hero. And the tools we give
you can be retrieved. Do as you are
told, and we may let your pretense
Throws him to the couch. Disappears.
Harcastle aghast. Defiant.
Kiss my ass.
A cat saunters in, goes to his leg. He starts to kick, but
pushes the animal away. Cat comes back. He pats its head.
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
Rows of tall dark wooded cabinets, filled with books.
VIEW SHIMMERS as Danny, Deter and Kidney stream into an empty
Danny flips open his watch, reveals a small screen. A
directional device that blips a red dot pointing--
Kidney bites a found pepperoni. Tries to twist open his
Shoot, mine don't do that.
Danny's beeping watch leads him to row of city information.
He pulls down a book to look through.
We come to another world to go to
Danny takes the book to a machine on a table and places the
book underneath a glowing ray. It scans pages putting the
image up on a screen even though the book lies there closed.
Woo. We need one of those at home.
Saves a lot of time turning pages!
IDAR APPEARS in the aisle behind them. He is normal looking
now, a human complexion, no longer gold.
Maybe, I can help you.
Surprised, the boys quickly turn to the voice.
Now I see why you people weren't
surprised when we popped in. You do
this all the time?
There are things seen here, that
may be hard to believe. I can help.
We want to see those in charge.
Kidney checks his back pockets stash. Empty.
I want to see what you people eat.
Set your devices at X oh point
five. And follow me.
Whoa! How'd he know about--
Danny adjusts his watch.
Beats me. But what do we have to
lose. We're here.
Danny and Deter punch their watches and vanish.
Kidney stands, a queer look on his face.
Shoot, they better have some food.
He punches his watch, and in a burst of light, follows.
A system of pipes running along archways, HISSING pumps and
the SOUND of powerful engines.
Danny leads the others who all, follow Idar down long
corridors of dank tunnels, to a beautiful shining room.
INT. THE GARDEN - BRIGHT
Inside, silver illuminated walls reflect the light of
hundreds of lamps, hovering above a huge array of luscious
plant life, all strangely foreign, all gigantic.
The boys look to each other. Awed by the immense foliage.
What you see, is millions of
centuries of planned breeding.
Structured life, the kind of which
your world will not learn.
He throws something from his pocket into a nearby group of
BULBOUS PLANT shoots out -- OPENS ITS LEAVES -- inside the
bulb center, CLAW TEETH -- snap shut on the offered tidbit,
and withdraws back into itself.
They are of course, carnivorous.
He leads them through, past the garden to another glowing
room, smaller, but covered with the same silver. They march
toward a door at the end.
Whew. What was that all about?
Shh! He wants to help. Let's see
Sullen, with nothing to eat, Kidney lags again.
A strange yellow fruit is thrown from the shadows. Overjoyed
he picks it up. Looks to find who threw it, but no one is
The others are about through the door.
He looks back.
Runs to catch the door, just before it closes.
The tail of a plaid skirt whisks down the outer corridor.
INT. BROOKHOUSE DORMITORY - DAY
A wary Peter Cowl, stuffs a partially assembled watch into
his shirt. Rummages through stuff on Danny's desk, scooping
up what looks like important pieces, stuffing them into a
INT. DORMITORY HALLWAY - DAY
LUANN JIMISON (20) tall, clumsy dark haired brain,
straightens her glasses. It's unusual Danny's door ajar.
She creeps to push the door all the way open -- startles
Peter, who spins around knocks small parts to floor.
Danny'll break you, if he catches
I I was waiting for him. He's got
some jumped up stuff here.
Yeah, heavy. Hates when people
On her arm, a chronometer.
You got one.
Friend. But I didn't sneak to get
it. He gave it to me, when we were--
She doesn't finish.
Never mind. You best leave, and
come back when someone's here.
Peter bends to pick up dropped pieces of equipment.
Leave it. Just go.
He quickly moves on and out the door.
I'll come when he gets back.
You do that.
Harcastle marches past the open door as Peter leaves. They
glance at one another in passing, as he looks into the room.
Luann! Your paramour's absent, I
Jewel enters. Does an about face, upon seeing Harcastle.
Ah ha, the newest convict. Your
Look, I'm just Danny's friend, and
no, he isn't here.
I'll get back to you little lady.
Who's our fresh face?
Jules Carter, sir. They call me
Yes. Carter? Father's too busy
running his oil cartel to care for
his kid. Momma ran off with some
geneticist, wasn't it? You're here
cause you like stealing expensive
You don't have too be so cruel.
Missy, I can do what I please. This
is my camp now. And you juveniles
are under my thumb. Military rule
is now standard, and everything you
geniuses come up with, is for
government use. Understand?
I already have. And when I find
your boyfriend. His little toy is
Gets up in Harcastle's face. Flips one the medals on his
You don't scare me. With your fake
little decorations. What happened
He retired suddenly. Now I'm in
Not of me.
You better get your little punk ass
out of my face. This is a
correctional facility remember, and
I can lock your ass up till you're
older than me!
Jesse and Squire excitedly rush in. See Harcastle and turn
quickly, and try to crowd each other back out the door.
Whoa! Wrong room.
No gentlemen. Come in. I was just
leaving. Now that we've established
rank and privilege. I'm not going
to have any trouble out of you two,
I hope not.
Who the fuck ARE you anyway?
I'm you new nightmare. Piss me off,
and you'll never wake up!
Retrieves a cigar from his top pocket, secures it between his
teeth, and swaggers out the room.
Squire runs and closes the door behind Harcastle. Stands
there, back to door, nerves on edge.
That's one scary guy.
Luann picks up the fallen pieces.
I don't like him.
Jewel watches her butt.
Don't look too bad to me.
Too bad for you.
Sweetheart, your boyfriend gave up
on you. You need someone who cares.
As if you were talking to someone
She sashays to the door.
You're too new to be stakin.'
And you're too hot not to.
Squire runs to open the door.
She still loves Danny-- always
Luann opens it herself, and starts out.
Close the fan club Squire. He's
through with me. And I'm through
Slams door leaving.
Me thinks the lady doth protest--
A smirk crosses Jewel's face.
Stay gone for all I care.
Squire and Jesse glance to each other.
Amigo, you sunburned?
EXT. DOOR - CITY STREET - DAY
Doorway in mid-air opened, reveals a city view beyond the
Danny looks back at Deter and Kidney. They all look up to
Idar who presses through - People walk past as images on a TV
screen as they step in--
IDAR STEPS OUT, Danny Deter, Kidney follow.
Kidney lags - a queer glance back, at the odd sight of the
LONE DOORWAY that stands in the middle of the sidewalk.
Closed, it dissolves into nothingness.
He reaches back. It reappears. He moves his hand. It
dissolves away. Sticks it back.
Pulls hand away. Dissolves.
Hey guys! Look at this!
Deter and Danny move quickly through the strange majestically
arrayed streets, a strange green hue apparent in every
essence. Idar, at a quick pace, seems to wander.
Kidney turns to try the door again after failing to get their
attention-- no door but -- the girl who sucked his fingers
stands there and reaches to pull his fingers into her mouth.
Hey, you're cute. So you like to
Come on Ray!
He turns to Danny's voice and turns back to grab the girl.
She's gone. Only a small flower (Pinguicula Agnata - Mexican
carnivorous) in a crack in the sidewalk remains.
"Frazzled" as they say, questioned look, face scrunched, a
glance back, he darts to catch the others.
EXT. FOLIATED AREA - DAY
Idar leads them through an area with flowers are as tall as
people, to a tubular archway that encircles a vacuum tube
hole, flowered with leaves.
An OBLONG VEHICLE waits, doors slide open as he enters.
Foliage around the hole seems to beckon its travelers into
the chamber. The doors hiss, slide shut after them.
Danny sits beside Idar in a curved cell around the pilot
area, Deter and Kidney on side seats look out.
Huge windows top the bullet shaped enclosure, its slide into
the tube slow and arduous.
Don't use these much, eh doc?
The people outgrew them.
Then why ain't we using the
Yeah, you been running us
everywhere and getting nowhere.
You must understand what is perfect
order. To know that, you see what
They bullet spiral through the vacuum at tremendous speed,
loop through tubes, up and over the city, down through
buildings, into the air -- the tube disappears.
Their capsule zooms over fields. Plush, thickly flowered
fields of gigantic plants that resemble bulbous stalks.
Tended by what looks like people.
Look Danny, huge corn!
Not quite son. Those spears are our
future. Our future sons and
Bet they'll feed you for a long
We feed them.
Those people look over worked.
They are grown to do what they do.
Like everything else here, they
look a little green.
Possibly due to the high
chlorophyll in the atmosphere.
And where's your animals? Haven't
Livestock are bred at facilities
away from populated areas. We are
The tube halts abruptly, throwing everyone but Idar, forward.
Ever think about a brake job?
I must ask you to turn off your
devices while we are here. It...
disturbs the tranquility of the
EXT. TUBE EXIT - DAY
Danny steps out, Deter follows and Kidney watches Idar the
last out, enter an enormous solarium.
The foliage that surrounds the tube sucks it back in and
closes. A flowered wall.
INT. HUGE CIRCLED ROOM - DAY
Glass ceilings encircle the golden green room, a blue green
sky above. Yellow tinged clouds float slowly by.
Standing on pedestals that resemble plant pots, THREE GIANT
GOLD COMPLEXIONED FIGURES IN LONG FLOWED ROBES, that hide
their appendages, APPEAR on the floor.
Danny and the others stand awed, by the men so like plants,
that tower above them.
Idar steps forward. Announces their presence.
These are they, Majesties.
The center figure GODAC, a massive presence, his robes
shimmer a golden red (Nepenthes alata (Red Pitcher), a cowl
up around his neck, speaks in a BOOMING VOICE..
They of the trial?
The third of the fourteen planets.
On the right, SATIR (Utricularia dichotoma), slightly
smaller, purple robe, green sash, wizened gold face.
The fourth sustained life, but
For only three centuries. Humidity
ceased. Life ended. But these--
OTWAR a white haired sage (Dionaea muscipula), gold owl face,
iridescent yellow robes, gold braided spikes stick from the
seams, floats forward.
Do they know?
They walk our world.
The pedestals all rise. Float around the boys.
If they are here. They know.
Complete comprehension, no.
Their devices made this possible?
They are considered highly
intelligent. But are also called
Hey! I resemble that!
Love the flattery, but we are here.
Talk to us.
Your presence does not divert its
Hey, I'm from Earth. I am somebody!
Otwar floats over him.
Okay. I'm who ever you say I am.
Look, we just want to know why your
world, looks so much like ours.
The triangle reunites. They are OVERHEARD.
They do not know--
That seems apparent--
Send them away now--
They know of us--
Floats up to them.
The statues and Idar merge into a crystal ball of energy,
swirling high overhead, brighter and brighter till--
IT EXPLODES, Sparkles fall over the boys. Dissipates.
Arms up, ducked down to avoid the nothing that falls, they
uncover their faces to see Idar, in front of them.
Come with me.
As they follow him, they are enveloped in a big blue green
ball of light and it gathers them all inside. As they walk,
it rolls them into nothingness -- disappears.
INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY - DAY
SOUND OF LOUD TURBINE ENGINE echoes through a huge cavernous
In a corner, a smudge faced Luann, squats next to a
motorcycle frame, magnetic coils for wheels, attached to a
Her hand adjusts controls on the bike's body. The engine
races unevenly. The turbine coils, spin wheels of dancing
Luann's face is a scrunch of confusion, the calculations
She moves to her work table, retrieves a small diagnostic
device, next to a cup of chocolate pudding, among Dixie cups
of budding exotic plants -- points it at the bike. An uneven
engine becomes smooth.
Climbing on the "Motor Skateboard," still holding the device,
waves it over the top controls.
THE "BIKE" RISES BETWEEN HER LEGS.
She throws the device to the table, it lands in the pudding
as she grabs the handles, and shoots off.
Luann FLIES the MOTOBOARD ABOUT THE HANGER IN SKATE BOARD
MANEUVERS. Loops and dips, swings around close to walls, up
and around, down and upside down through the air.
HANGER DOOR BANGS OPEN.
Squire and Jesse burst through the small hinged door of the
hanger's huge double door.
Mouths drop, as Luann flies about the room.
An UPSIDE DOWN LUANN FLIES over them -- hovers.
Moue Grande conchita. You got it
Her upside down head, is even with his.
Was there a bet I couldn't?
Well Danny thought--
Luann swoop flies the machine over and around, to land in
front of the boys.
So what's that fuck got to do with
anything of mine?
DOOR FLIES OPEN - BANGS AGAINST THE BIG DOOR.
JEWEL STRUTS IN.
Still tryin' to get that thing to
Naw man you're late--
No... you're right on time. Why
don't you see if you can get it
Shut the fuck up! Come on, get on
and give it a shot. You're good
with physics. Gravitation
Jewel saunters to the "bike." Climbs on.
Sure sweet. Anything that dweeb of
an ex couldn't do it, should be a
snap for me.
Luann gets the device used earlier, from the table.
Adjusts it, and points it at him.
Yeah big man, let's see can you get
THE MOTOBOARD TAKES OFF! A scared Jewel grabs the handle bars
for dear life as Luann remotely zooms the machine about the
Jesse and Squire fall out laughing, as the motoboard takes
Jewel, arms wrapped around the bars, up and around the
hanger, swooping up and down until Luann sees he's about to
The motoboard slides to a halt in front of Luann. Jesse and
Squire on the floor can't stop laughing, as Jewel shaken and
unsteady climbs off the bike.
That got it up!
Jewel stomps up to Jesse on the floor, who jumps up, his arms
What? You fillin' froggy?
Luann steps between.
Cool the testosterone. Take that
shit to the curb...with Danny.
Squire moves to Luann's table, plays with the exotic plants.
One is a small Venus Flytrap. He sticks his finger in it. The
plant closes about his finger.
Hey, look at this. It likes me!
She opens the hanger's double doors -- jumps on the Motoboard
and flies out the door.
Jewel and Jesse run to the door -- watch as she swoops off,
spirals through the air and zooms out of sight.
Jewel shields his eyes,
A little touchy.
Danny ain't that bad.
You don't get anything, do you?
What squirt. I can outdo Danny in
That's just it. Another bad ass.
Ow! This thing bit me!
Pulls his finger from the plant. It's bleeding, the skin raw.
Teach you to stick things where
they don't belong.
They head to Jewel's Viper. Squire sucking his finger, climbs
EXT. JEWEL'S VIPER - DAY
Jewel stands about to enter the driver's side. Jesse stands
We know the bulb burns brightest
before it goes out. Slow yours and
understand fighting's why they
aren't together, bright boy.
Once in, they close the doors.
INT. JEWEL'S VIPER
Jewel starts the car and fiddles with controls.
Danny was just like you.
Well, he isn't anymore. Let's get
the stream outta here.
No, just drive. I don't feel like
ending up part of the pavement.
Squire giggles in back.
Or a wall...
INT. BROOKHOUSE DARKENED ROOM
FIVE MAKESHIFT WALLS stand in different areas about the room.
Body parts wiggle and stick from each.
Hands grab air. At another, a leg, the foot wiggles. Another,
an upper torso and arm grotesquely kick and wave. The fourth,
a face melded into it, arms wag, mumbled cries for help.
The last stands empty. Waiting.
Peter sweats over a chronometer in pieces in front of him.
Computers line the room, tables with diagrams, small
electrical parts lie on one. A technician's upper body slumps
dead mid-way through a table -- the legs useless underneath.
Damn it boy! Can't you get anything
I'm stretching the limit of mental
capabilities as it is... sir!
I'm a stretch your ass, if you
don't get this thing to work.
Peter looks up to the last volunteer that stands waiting.
Makes a last adjustment with the watch he's holding.
Puts it in the Variant Destabilizer, and sends it to the
receiver box on his right side... the Captivator.
Pulling out a duplicated watch, he hands it to the volunteer,
who nervously, and hesitantly takes it. Puts it on.
The volunteer muddles to the makeshift wall. Frightened, he
glances to Peter, holds the wrist with the watch, and steps
slowly closer to the upright.
Harcastle moves behind him and pushes him through.
What the fuck ya' waitin' for
The volunteer slides through the wall.
INT. MAKE-SHIFT WALL
POV- This side Wall. Volunteer's foot, the last to go
through. Harcastle and Peter wait for the volunteer to step
from the other side.
NOTHING. They look to each other.
Harcastle rushes to look around one side. Peter the other. No
Gott damn you! I want to know where
they go. Not lose the muthafuckahs!
Angrily prepares to leave. Straightening his suit. Walks
around the wall and pushes Peter out of the way.
Get that shit working. I want to
know where they go, and where they
are when they get there. That Idar
ain't telling no more than he wants
us to know, and I need to know it
all! Get on it!
Walks out, slams the door. An angry Peter, fuming, swats part
INT. SILVER ROOM -
Danny Deter and Kidney, hand search seams along their
I thought he liked us.
Nothing is ever as it seems, mutton
I'm not the one thought Jewel was
He's a suckah. Bitch name and all.
You found a door?
No. Objects can't fit seamlessly,
and even if they seem too, there's
always a trace of where they came
His fingers traces a hair-line crack.
Danny adjusts his watch.
So we just stream out right?
I'll come back and get you.
You'll come back to an ass kickin'
if you leave my ass here! No really
chief, what's the spiel?
This material blocks it. When they
had us turn these off, they did
something-- some kind of
He puts his hand to the wall-- it slides like liquid absorbed
into the invisible seam.
But I was prepared. Taking into
consideration that our stream might
be unstable I preprogrammed my
watch to automatically detect and
deactivate all interference.
Kidney puts his hand to the wall.
Didn't think it important enough to
Aw man, I did it way back when J
got stuck. Just didn't mention it,
cause I was gonna do all the
watches. Didn't have time.
That's a fine howdie do.
Danny disappears into the wall.
So what'r we suppose to do now?
Deter frowns at him.
INT. SOLARIUM - DAY
Idar follows Godac who floats on his pedestal and sprays huge
stalk corn like foliage, with a spigot that has no hose.
Godac lovingly inspects and peers into each husk.
Hundreds of stalks line the gigantic room and writhe as they
reach to the warm ceiling lamps.
It is a temporary fix.
Confinement is not adequate?
Their acquaintances may follow.
What bothers me is the Duncil.
Ignorance is contagious.
It would seem a military background
does not mean, a backbone.
His investigations may result in
And once that, we end this?
If all knowledge of our existence
Like a Bee, Godac flits from one plant to another, spraying.
Idar, we have kept knowledge that
other worlds exist out of earth's
mentality even in the presence of
undeniable evidence. Were they to
find that all that has only been
subterfuge to keep them from the
truth, we shall end the experiment.
We knew they would eventually
stumble across it. They have
investigated time travel, warps,
and interstellar life, but the
knowledge that they are not the
precious species they think they
are, would be a horrendous
I doubt we would survive. These
young people must be dealt with. Or
we may have to find another source
We no longer have the resources to
INT. BROOKHOUSE SCIENCE LAB - DAY
Luann writes on a Tablet PC, surrounded by exotic carnivorous
plants. A framed picture of her and Danny in a corner.
A pet alligator raises its head from the water -- hiss-growls
from its enclosed environment in a corner, glass sweat
Above the aquarium, a poster of Charlie Tuna, his tail caught
in an alligator's mouth. The words "Sorry Charlie" above.
Removes a cover from a cage next to the tank, grabs a fat
rat's tail from an agitated group huddled in a corner.
Sorry little one, but the chain
must go on.
Lifts aquarium cover, drops the rodent.
Charlie blinks. Nonplussed by the morsel.
The rat on a rise with Charlie, nowhere to run, trembles
where rock meets water. A fake Palm tree shades its fear.
Just like a man. Stares you in the
face and can't see it.
Covers the other rats.
Do you know you're food?
EXT. BROOKHOUSE GROUNDS - DAY
Driving to the Compound, Jewel spies a Masseratti 3200 GT car
parked in former administrator Cody's parking spot.
His eyes widen, a grin.
Positioning his Viper next to the other car, he adjusts his
watch, takes it off, opens the door, sets it on his seat.
He ambles to the Masseratti. Tries the door. It's locked.
Goes back to his car, gets the watch from the seat.
What the fuck you doing?
Reverting to type?
Jewel points his watch at the car.
HE DISAPPEARS, APPEARING INSIDE THE CAR. UNLOCKS THE DOORS.
What the hell.
Jesse jumps from the car, runs to the other.
Hey! Wait for me.
Scrambles from the back seat.
Twirls around, hands up, exasperated.
The boy's a fool!
Jesse holds door as he jumps in the back of the Masseratti -
a tight scrunched fit.
Jewel runs back to his Viper, fiddles with the watch, throws
it on the car seat.
The Viper vanishes. He jumps into the Massaratti.
INT. MASSERATTI - DAY
A worried look.
You sure you want to do this?
Fuck that muthafuckah, he' can't
talk to me any ol' way.
Shit! There's not enough room in
here for a book. Let me out. I'll
go find the others. S'been a week.
You do that dweeb. Go find your
Squire barely out the car -- Jewel guns the gas and takes
off. Jewel falls out on his ass.
Jewel punches the CD player.
MUSIC UP- Limp Biscuit & Snoop Dog's
"Red light Green Light" plays in the background.
Tell me when you ready to go.
Jewel shifts -- pops clutch -- stomps the gas -- a blur of
Jesse thrown back, grips door handle and seat, as the car
The car rockets toward the raceway, near the unfinished
You gonna try it own your own?
I don't know what I'm gonna do.
I'm just gonna do it.
Jesse looks the bridge, to Jewel, to the bridge.
You haven't got the stream down
yet. I don't know if I want--
Enveloped by a blinding flash -- a field of energy.
Jesse again grabs any available hand hold.
EXT. THE CAR -- LIKE INTO A STRAW, IS SUCKED INTO THE STREAM.
INT. MASSERATTI - DAY
Jewel jams with the music, marvels at the stream field
outside the windows.
Tell me when you ready to go--
Wide eyed, mouth hung, Jesse is a wonder.
Spins and turns through what can only be magnetic energy, the
car is thrown back and forth in a weird roller coaster ride.
Jewel oblivious to any danger. Jesse stares at him.
Jumpin' that bad boy!
So why haven't we landed, and damn!
How do you know where you are in
Gotta aim and calculate in your
A VIEW of the bridge, hazy, quickly appears in front of them.
The car POPS like a bubble shot through a straw, over the
bridge -- lands hard -- skid spins around -- tires squeal,
rubber smokes as it slides to a stop.
Jesse exhales violently, pushes the door open and rushes to
Lord, smite this child!
He kisses the ground.
You're a fool. Oh yeah, straight
Looks at his watch.
Man? This can't... Says we been
gone an hour. Felt like seconds.
I know. Time passes much quicker
out here. That's why everything
seems so fast when we're in it.
So that's why you got stuck in the
Yeah, what was, may not be when you
get there. Trying to land in the
middle of a second, where things
were when you left, is a mother.
Step from the stream too quickly--
That's what Danny meant-- swerved
when you should have turned.
You know you two are gonna have to
learn to at least coexist. We can't
get out of here.
What's your gig?
Parents thought my creativity was
beyond their social strata.
Couldn't deal with their kid being
smarter than them, huh?
I really shouldn't have robotized
the house. I think that was the
last straw. That and the dog.
When Danny created the method for
streaming. We didn't know we could
also change molecular structure
with it. And before we thought it
safe enough for us, we experimented
on a couple of, other mammals--
One, being said dog?
Cody's secretary's-- at a party at
my parent's house, before they put
Oh shit! That's why that little
mithaficah has a leg in the middle
of its stomach!
Yeah. See we already went through
that shit with the wall, with
animals. But sometimes they came
out... a little different.
I bet she was pissed!
Hell no! We sedated it, pitched it
at a passing truck out front of the
Oh you didn't?
Not for it to get hit asshole. So
she'd think it had. Bitch was a
dumb ass. She was screwin' Cody. He
tell her air was down, she'd been
on the floor trying to suck it up.
I know. She was kinda thick.
Jesse's brow raises.
I had just got here, but I know--
Thinking of Cody's secretary bring smiles to both their
A sudden thought hits Jesse, he grabs Jewel's arm.
How'd you do that? I saw you throw
yours in the other car.
Jewel reaches in his jacket pocket, withdraws another watch.
I've configured this one to pick up
the transmissions of my pulse and
synapses. As long as I'm within a
few feet of it. I can think it to
Okay, but what if you lose your
coat? Bad thought process.
But say someone had you trapped,
tied up, or naked, and you were in
range of the watch. You could
Right mister secret agent. That's
why it makes more sense to keep it
on your fuckin' arm. That's dumber
than Squirrelly Squire.
You're just jealous cause you
didn't come up with it.
Man, if I thought about doing it,
I'd make it a lot smaller, possibly
a flesh colored Photoresist, or
photomechanical product in the form
of a liquid, or a laminated dry
film of printed circuits. Certain
types would of course, require the
use of large quantities of ozone
solvents, mostly tri-1
trichloroethane and methylene
chloride, for their processing, but
you could wear it inconspicuously,
and processed with retentive
memory, could also be sprayed on.
Hey! That'd be frazzlin.' All the
circuits, polymers inside the
patch? And the spray? Frazzles my
INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY
A DOOR FRAME, UPRIGHT in the middle of the room.
VIEW INSIDE it - a JUNGLE. HUGE WIDE LEAVES. A combative
A broad smile stretches across Peter's face.
X stream achieved!
The foliage's image in the door fluctuates, flickering plants
encroach the door frame.
Harcastle grabs the young man's shoulder.
All them brains finally got it!
Peter beams. A praised child.
Elementary, actually sir. Tri
phased a second into parts, found
the middle as it transcended moment
to moment and then I--
Yeah yeah you found the damn thing.
Alright. Now where can we go?
Uh, I don't know that yet. I just
found what happens when you get to
Points to the writhing vines that encircle the door, snaking
from the image inside. A plant encrusted archway with thick
leaved stalks, that seems to forbid entry.
And what, or where is, that?
Somebody's got to go see.
Is that where they went?
Peter clicks his lips.
Again... we won't know till someone
goes in there.
Harcastle snatches the boy up by his collar, and throws him
into the door way.
Now, we'll know.
A SOUND, almost a burp is HEARD as leaves cover the boy's
body, swept into the plant.
INT. LUANN'S ROOM - DAY
TV HOLOGRAM ON Luann's table is shows a rerun of "Invasion of
the Body Snatchers" (Don Siegel version (1956).
A chemical bubbles in a petri dish. No source of heat causes
Her hand. An eyedropper -- tiny droplets into the dish.
A FLY BUZZES about a Venus Fly Trap -- lands inside -- flower
Free meal I see.
The combined liquids sparkle.
Next to Charlie's dinner rats, another clear box - small
grubs wiggle on the bottom, as trapped flies fly above.
In the petri dish, a brilliant snowflake crystal has formed
from the chemicals.
Luann, with a pair of tweezer tongs, gently removes it from
the dish and sets it slowly, into a round metal canister
marked Volatile Matricual Materials.
She attaches hose connectors to the sides, and one on top
that run to a compressor wired to a computer.
A scaled prototype car sets on the table on a tiny treadmill.
She attaches electrode clamps, to wires that stick from its
Goes to the computer, punches keys.
The wheels of the scale car spin.
They spin faster.
SOUND of the small car's engine revs to an enormous rate
SCREECHING to a pitch that makes Luann cover her ears.
CAR ROCKETS OFF TABLE, a SMALL EXPLOSION as it hits the wall.
Holographic movie image falters -- pops -- changes to a
staticky view of Danny's face.
Get off my HoVi.
Image fades in and out.
I need -- static -- hel- get Jesse.
What do you want Danny?
Get Jesse -- static -- I'm --
Image fades -- pop -- movie returns.
Luann smacks her ass at the screen.
Just can't leave it alone, can you?
Her face scrunches in thought-
Why would he...
Maybe I better find Jesse.
Over in the aquarium, Charlie snaps his teeth.
INT. SILVER ROOM DAY
Surrounded by gigantic plants, an almost unrecognizable
Danny, lies on the floor, a tubular pencil of himself.
The pencil changes shape removing his hand from his watch,
and thin wafer arms go to his side now making him a appear a
Idar appears above him-
You would leave this paradise?
Huge flowery plants writhe and reach to him.
The head of Danny's worm body speaks.
It's awkward talking this way.
Maybe I shall leave you. Our world
will be spared.
Spared from what? I can't hurt you.
But knowledge of us would.
Change me, my mouth is closed
Idar bends down and grabs the extended wafer of Danny's watch
arm. Does an adjustment to the tiny dials.
Danny begins to swell- first his head -- pops to normal size,
Arms swell and pop to size-
Whoa! This is better than a
Right leg pops to size, then the left. He wiggles his feet.
Tries to stand. Wobbles. Almost falls. Sits back down.
Perhaps, you should move slowly.
Idar waves a hand, the wall slides open, an antique room also
filled with plants. Smaller foliage than the giants, but just
Idar enters the room. As Danny follows, the plants reach for
him. A human morsel leaving.
INT. ORNATE ANTIQUED ROOM - DAY
Feasting at a smorgasbord of assorted foods, Deter and Kidney
chow down like food was going out of style.
Danny steps in, they nod, while sticking another forkful, or
mouthful of something into their apparently hungry faces.
Curious, Danny draws a chair to the table.
In a corner of the room loom the three figures on their
Idar floats up to them.
At the table, Danny is amazed at the voracious appetites of
Dig in man! This shit is great!
Don't know why I'm so hungry, but
he's right, this shit's good!
Look, I contacted Luann, I think-
It's weird Danny, everything taste
like chicken. Good chicken, but
I don't know if she understood...
signal was breaking up-
Man, you aughta have some. Chicken?
Fool, it's steak. Taste like steak
Capin'. We know he's crazy.
Danny looks at the assorted goodies on the table.
Round gobs of goo and sticky substances made to resemble
chicken, steaks, fries, mashed potatoes, cakes, cookies, etc.
But to Danny they look like what they are - gobs of goo and
Do you guy see what you're eating.
Looks good to me.
A rock looks good to you. Dete,
what's up with the food?
Danny, it's all good. Here, have a
Breaks off a chunk of a mass on a plate, and hands it to
Just like mama used to make!
The trio floats down circling the table.
Idar lands near Danny, who watches in awe as his friends
scarf down what they think is food.
You guys have lost it.
Please Daniel, eat. Then all your
questions shall be answered.
I don't eat goop. What is it, plant
The pedestals whisper.
Your friends over zealousness is
probably due to their confinement.
Deter and Kidney munch on, oblivious. Nod in dumb agreement.
Yeah, and I'm the wizard of Oz.
What's the real delio on the
foodstuffs. It ain't kosher.
And we aren't Jewish. It's good.
I don't know what you've done to
them, but we're going.
Fiddlers with his watch.
You device will no longer work.
So it's your fault I turned into a
We should probably explain.
Yeah enlighten me.
Danny dabs a finger into the goop and tastes it.
This shit sucks!
Deter and Kidney munch on. Smile at Danny while stuffing
their faces. They look bigger.
Your Earth is not the first.
The first what? Don't play Riddler
with me. I'm don't watch Batman.
We came to this period and needed
to continue our existence.
Your world is in a time of
transition. We prepared a method
for our survival and your people
provided for it's continuation.
Then how come we don't know?
Your people have pretended that we
didn't exist since our first
We never heard of you-
Didn't you? Aliens. Abductions.
Aw that's just the crap the
government wants you think. Aliens
will come when they come. It's been
covered up, but we know.
There are no aliens.
And Dorothy didn't go to Oz.
He glances over to Deter and Kidney. They've increased in
Kidney, his face jowly, stuffs more of the what he thinks is
food into his mouth.
Deter's fat hand, holds a piece of something. Leaned back in
his chair, takes a bite. Rubs a growing stomach.
We are a Pre-Earth biological life.
What you have thought alien was
Before what you call creation.
His buddies preposterously fat, continue to stuff their
In their eyes, feared acknowledgement that they can't stop
Idar, hovers past behind the gluttony, to the end of the
table, fingers peaked, his height and distance dwarfs-
Danny at the other end, anxious over his friends.
What's with them? They look like
... they're... swelling up.
The high protein matter is
adjusting their metabolism at a
rate slower than its intake. At the
rate they're eating, concentrated
nutrients must create more flesh.
But why are they eating so fast?
Also a by product of the nutrients.
The more they eat, the more they
RACHEL, the young girl from the street that sucked Kidney's
finger, coyly enters to remove and replace dishes. As she
refills them she drips powder from a ring turned inward, into
Both boys grab the offered dishes and plow into them.
Idar swoops down and grabs the girls wrist.
You grow too fond of your
Danny, face flushed, looks a little swelled. Looks a his
I feel so heavy.
Danny sticks a finger in some goop close to him-
Rachel raises her other hand to her mouth.
Idar throws her away.
It would seem even a small amount
Danny holds up, inspects the dabbed finger.
Frightened eyes plead. They stuff more stuff into their
Grabbing the table, a dazed Danny tries to rise.
He dizzily looks to Idar floating. His two friends shoving
the goop into their faces...
And falls face forward into a plate of it. Out.
INT. HUGE GARAGE - EVENING
Work lights illuminate the Red Viper, its engine set apart on
Viper has wing cowls encircling its bottom edges. No wheels,
it rests on four blocks.
Jewel calibrates a small device at his work bench. Arrays of
auto tools, digital and auto diagnostic devices hang neat
from a peg board above him.
He places the device into a bread box sized container, takes
that and bolts it into the engine compartment of the Viper.
At the open door, Luann watches. His bent body. His hips.
He rises out of the compartment to see her staring at him.
Their eyes meet. An awkward silence.
Jewel slings his wrench to the bench, it crashes loudly,
startles a surprised Luann.
Come to laugh some more?
What'r those for?
Pulls a stool under him. Grabs a control.
Just a thought. With the stream-
Adjust the device in his hands.
THE CAR RISES. HOVERS INCHES ABOVE THE BLOCKS.
Hey! Way cool!
It's based on the same tech as your
motorboard. Gravity displacement.
Only I've added the wings to
stabilize it in the stream. In the
atmosphere there's one dynamic, but
the stream has rules of its own.
Does Harcastle know?
That asshole don't even know I been
zooming his ride all over town.
How's he gonna know about this?
He's taking over everything. Says
it's for the government, but I
called. No one in any force has
ever heard of him.
Someone did. He's here.
I don't know how. But I'm going to
find out. By the way, have you seen
Jesse... or Squirt?
I don't want to talk to Jess, and
that little suck-up came by
earlier. I sent him for beer.
You're gonna get him busted.
Says he's got ways.
Well when he gets back, tell him to
come over to the hangar. Danny's...
I need to see Jesse.
What? Want to find your boyfriend?
He's not my boyfriend... anymore.
You and him think aggression is an
art. I don't.
Baby, I can be as smooth as you
You know, you'd be cute, really
He smiles broadly.
If you had a brain. Tell Squirt to
Smacks hip as she leaves.
And keep dreaming. You got a long
way to go before you see heaven.
EXT. DELLI LIQUOR STORE - NIGHT
Squire squats beneath an overhead alley window. Working his
watch, he targets a bottle of Gin behind the counter, a six
pack of beer in the cooler, which both,
Encircled in a field of energy, move. The beer through the
glass door of the cooler, the bottle of Gin floats to the six
pack both float up on a journey to the window.
The storekeeper sees the flying bottle following the beer and
runs after it.
He grabs the bottle mid air and watches the six pack go out
the window. He rushes out the store and around to the back.
Squire holds the six pack and about to pull one off, looks up
for the bottle of Gin- his hand reaches for it to fall-
Instead Mr. GROCER stands above him one hand on his hip, the
other holds the bottle.
He fiddles with his watch, hugging the six pack, and as the
Grocer grabs at him, he streams away.
Grocer grabs air.
INT. SILVER ROOM
Vines twist up the shiny walls, bulbous plant life crowds the
room, beautiful butterflies in swarms flit about.
Danny lies in a heap on the floor. Deter and Kidney,
grotesque balls that move.
Deter wobbles over to Danny.
Weeb be fat Danny.
His mouth too big to form words well.
Barely conscious, swollen but not like them, Danny sits up.
Kidney barrels over to the group. His body so big that his
only mobility is shifting weight to "roll" to points about
I think I ate too much.
Drawing his knees up.
A far wall slides open to reveal Idar, iridescent against a
The light diminishes as the wall closes, seamless behind him
as he saunters over to Danny, who's trying to wrap his
growing arms around his legs.
To use your earth phraseology, you
are living large-
That is not what that phrase means.
Idar disappointed at his failed humour.
Otherwise, you're increased.
The word is fat! Look at me. What
did you do to us?
It is a means of survival.
I'm not surviving. I eat all the
time and I ain't never got this
It is for our continuation. All
Earth will follow, as we adjust
your water supply.
Why do you wanna make our world
We must continue...
So what does making us fat have to
do with your survival?
Our sustainment requires it.
How's our size help that?
You will provide that sustenance.
Is he saying...?
I don't want to be food.
Danny tries to get up from the floor, unfamiliar with his new
weight, he huffs and puffs as he tries to rise.
I can't allow you to do this.
You cannot control this. We have
been here before your planet was
born. We created your world for
That's ridiculous. God created the
I assure you... it was us.
You people are cannibals!
No. We are greenness.
What the fuck is that suppose to
In your world, our siblings have
prospered for millennia, in the
form of the greenage that inhabits
He's gonna eat us Danny.
Ain't nobody eating nothing with my
name on it.
I don't want to be anybody's
We cannot allow you to leave with
knowledge of our world. We have
secretly cultivated the harvest of
Earth and now we must end the
In the beginning, we were there, we
created life forms that would
enable us to continue. We planted
seeds that grew into human form
with the necessary nutrients for
But we never knew you existed.
Didn't you? I have told you there
are no aliens. Our covert entry
into your world was done
meticulously in such a way that
what you thought alien abduction,
or mutilations was in actuality us
developing a program where we could
glean your planet of its harvest
You were here before God?
In all existence there is a supreme
being. It just happens that that
being is not what you imagine.
EXT. SKY - DAY
Jewel flies his converted Viper over the city. Loops through
the air in aerobatic maneuvers that barely miss buildings and
dives to frighten and scatter unsuspecting pedestrians.
He swoops down to the street, hovers over a parking space and
the vehicle settles to the ground, to the astonishment of
awed passers by.
Hops out, he runs into a building entrance.
INT. BROOKHOUSE - COVINGTON BUILDING ANNEX - DAY
Jewel jaunts determined through the foyer. A security guard
rushes to him.
Can I help you sir?
I'm here to see Luann. I know where
Sir, we do not allow anyone to just
waltz in here going where they
It's not just anywhere... I'm going
upstairs to see Luann.
And this Luann is whom?
Someone who could kick your ass, if
you don't let me up.
A name sir. I need a name.
I said Luann.
Kid, there are over a hundred
research offices in this building.
Do you think I know each one by
You can't miss this girl. Tall,
beautiful and brilliant.
The guard crosses his arms. Unamused.
Seeing he is not going to be let in.
The guard uncrosses his arm, thumbs go into his holster belt.
Jewel touches his watch control and vanishes.
The guard bewildered, quickly draws his gun, but doesn't know
where to point it.
INT. LUANN'S LAB - DAY
Luann in a white coat adjust the mechanization of a small
gadget setting in front of her. With a tweezer pick, she
places tiny diodes into the device.
Jewel materializes behind her.
Luann starts, turns quickly.
How'd you get in here?
He holds up his arm.
Thought you gave that back?
I got it back and tweaked it.
Still not smarter than Danny.
Look, let's say we start again. I
don't know what you and Danny had,
but I like you. He's out the loop,
so why all the hatin' on me?
I don't hate you. I just don't like
guys that think fighting is an
answer to everything.
I'm a love r-
Don't go there.
What say we go somewhere better
than here. I think that guard
downstairs is looking to kick me
Everyone wants to kick you out.
What do you want Jewel? Can't you
see I'm busy?
I want to know why I can't get an
inch. I just got here and
instantly I'm a pariah.
Attitude baby... you get everywhere
with attitude. Your's is fucked.
DOOR WAY -
Jesse bursts through.
We gotta break the stream!
This better not be about ass hole.
Up yours. Luann. It's bad.
Their eyes translate.
She turns back to the device worked on. Fiddles with it.
Jesse curious- looks to others
There's something about bad that
doesn't mean urgent?
Luann twists around, a violent movement, her hands to her
Twist back around, hands on table, huffs.
Twists back. Looks about.
Exhales as if relieved of a load.
Since I gotta spill in front of
bright boy, he's caught. Stuck in
Horror crosses her face,
That transmission through your
Hovie you told me about. Re
configured mine to receive direct
signals from Danny's watch and it
might be possible to get him out.
Since I'm here for loverboy's
secret. What's up? Maybe... I
A Look between Luann and Jesse.
You wanna help? A helping of ass
kickin is what you need.
Hey man, I'm locked up in this
fancy jailhouse just like you.
I don't want to fight you but push
your little Chicano face up in mine
again, and you'll be shitting snot.
Jesse eyes glare, the two face to face, eye to eye-
Jesse's eyes squint, his face to a smile. He bursts into
laughter and doubles over. Slaps knees.
Shitin' snot! Oh boy... that's
good! Shitin' snot-
Bent over, his foot shoots out a karate kick to knock Jewel
Snot this white boy!
Jewel flips out the way, recovers, shoots a leg out to knock
Jesse's feet out-
Jesse falls back, flips up onto his feet and into a fighter
stance. Eye to eye, waiting for any twitch.
Bitch ass testosterone. Get outta
here. Both of you! You get Danny
out... of whatever macho bullshit
he's got his ass into again. I've
had more than enough. Get out! I'm
Embarrassed, they rise from their stance. Stand off, war
averted, eyes cast down, ashamed.
Squire explodes into the room, excited. Shouts-
We gotta break the stream!
Jesse and Jewel go over.
Luann perks up, calms a breathless Squire.
Calm down tiger. Jesse already
figured that out. You got sumpin'
Figuring how your hovie caught that
transmission, I went back and
captured particles from its spent
energy -- energy never dissipates
you know -- just hangs there --
like little sprinkles-
Yeah yeah, sprinkle on with
breakin' this muthafuckah!
Luann throws Jesse a look, as Squire continues his lament.
I I gathered up the transitory
images and reversed their poles and
then ran it back... and then
forward... Danny's drugged,
Kidney's fat, and Dete's gone
Come on Squirt. Take it easy. How
do we break it and get them out?
Well, I think we could sift them
off that world.
The boy been around Kidney too
We'd have to sift their elements
through the stream like I did to
gather your Hovie image and play it
back. That's what I was talking
about. Danny says his watch might
work... somewhat, and I can use
that to sift their molecular
structures through the stream, but
that's not the only problem.
Just when you thought the ball was
through the hoop.
Configuring all three to cross at a
half second in the middle of a
second is gonna be kinda tricky. We
could get back... a mess.
So one of us is gonna have to go
the other way and bring them out.
Pendejo! Danny's watch don't work.
Damn! I'm glad dumb ain't
No! He's right! His does, and once
he's where they are, he could
stream them all together!
I think I understand what you're
saying but, the problem is getting
him in. To time this right, we need
equipment to calibrate precisely.
And it's right under our nose.
All eyes meet. Bright bulbs all around.
ALL IN UNISON
He's a pretty scary guy.
You think you could get in?
Pulls a gold key on a chain from her ample bosom and a card
from her shirt pocket.
INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - NIGHT
Hoot owls HEARD over an eerie night scape of the Moorhouse
complex. An array of old and new buildings spread over miles.
The Covington Building, an ivy encrusted brick relic, huge
Lion statues at the entrance.
INT. HARCASTLE'S PLUSH OFFICE - NIGHT
A silver tea decanter, next to a silver 45 automatic, rests
within reach of a dozing Harcastle in a plush leather office
A gnawed cigar smolders forgotten, in an eagle shaped
ashtray. A TV surrounded by surveillance monitors, plays CNN
to Harcastle's snores.
EXT. COVINGTON BUILDING FRONT DOORS - NIGHT
A guard in military garb shivers, stands eyes heavy, his
rifle a staff between his legs to prop himself up.
INT. COVINGTON BUILDING INSIDE BACK DOOR - NIGHT
A guard at a foldable table rests his head on his arms. A
window in the door, above and behind him reflects the outside
light onto his head.
A face jumps up in the window.
EXT. COVINGTON BUILDING OUTSIDE BACK DOOR
Squire jumps up to try to see through the window at the top
of the door.
There's one guy sitting there-
Trust couldn't buy a cup of coffee.
I didn't know it was just an
ornament. We never had to use them.
They just said they'd open the
doors to Brookhouse.
Wonder why they never told you it
wouldn't open the front door!
Shhh you two.
Squire pulls something from his jacket.
Here it is. Now be quiet.
He configures a little gadget. Points it at door.
The lock on the door swirls by itself. Clicks, door opens.
Squire grabs door handle quickly, to silence its movement.
And, the kid comes through again!
Yeah, now the kid can get out the
way. Come on you guys.
Jesse moves Squire aside, stealth-fully eases the door open.
Jewel too pushes past, Luann follows, pats Squire on his
INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - NIGHT
Pushing past the sleeping guard isn't easy, the opened door a
tight squeeze behind him and the desk.
Jesse squeezes behind the guards neck hard, as he passes.
What the fuck you doin'?
Saw it ina movie... it works...
there's a nerve-
Yeah Spock, get the hell on.
Pushes him along-
An empty bottle of Gin is seen under the guards desk as-
They creep along the wall, down a corridor, a ceiling mounted
camera watches them as they move.
Guys, why didn't we just stream?
Shhh... doesn't work in here. No
extraneous transmissions can get
Points to camera.
Jesse sees it, points to under it, dashes there.
Luann rushes to follow, Jewel and Squire scramble over too.
INT. HARCASTLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Security monitors above CNN catch the group's flight from
view. Harcastle fast asleep, does not.
INT. SILVER ROOM
Danny struggles to keep Kidney up right, Deter wobbles along
behind as they sneak past huge leafy plants that reach to
Try to stay straight man.
My feet are too big... shit I can't
see my feet.
You could never see 'em.
Look, there's got to be somewhere
where I can catch the stream. If we
find a place where there's no
This is shit man. I gotta get my
body back. Look at me. I look like
a bowling ball.
Danny pushes leaves aside to feel the walls.
He slid through... there's got to
be other places.
Come on man. I want to be outta
here when he finds we're gone.
Wobbly, Kidney rolls too close the leaves of one bulbous
plant. It grabs him, pulling him to it.
His weight a hindrance, Danny grabs Kidney's arms to pull him
back. Deter tries to help, but his arms won't close enough to
It's pulling me in Danny! I don't
wanna be eaten man!
The leaves wrap tighter around Kidney, pulling him deeper
into the plant. Sharp claw teeth eagerly snap in
Deter grabs an arm with a fat hand as Danny pulls hard at the
other, but the plant too strong, pulls Kidney closer to the
Rachel appears through a wall, with a claw like apparatus,
swipes at leaves yanking them off and out the way.
Apparently frightened to submission, the plants release
Kidney, who falls from its grasp and rolls forward and onto
Danny and into Deter.
Rachel runs to Kidney, and turns him upright, takes his hand
to her heart and then to her mouth to suck the fingers.
She likes me.
She offers him a fruit from her pocket.
Deter disgusted, tries to sit, but unable, leans against the
wall. Danny slides out the way.
Uh, no baby.
(down to himself)
Not this time.
She doesn't speak, but pushes it at him. Points to his chest
Guess she knows turning down food
isn't your style.
I think... maybe she's saying it
has something to do with our size.
What could it hurt? You can't get
any fatter. Eat the damn thing.
Kidney bites into the fruit and instantly seems to "deflate"
Deter rambles over to grab the thing from Kidney's hand and
chomps a huge bite. He stumbles back to and slides down the
wall, as his size diminishes.
Sits there adjusts to the change, throws the bitten fruit to
Who catches it mid air, taking it to his mouth.
Rachel runs to knock it from his hand. Shakes her head a
Shows him the ring on her hand. Makes eating motion. Points
to the other two. Points to him, shakes her head. Does wiping
motion about his body. Holds fingers together, indicating
Man, she's telling you she put
something in our food.
Danny looks at her curiously. She shuffles back to Kidney to
put his finger back in her mouth.
And I only got a little. Can't she
Kidney, enjoys his old fatness.
I've never heard her. Here hon, try
another, that's gettin' a little
wrinkled. This is all she does.
Deter loves that his body has begun to look normal.
Don't go there Dete.
Pulls her tighter.
That's for me to find out.
Wriggles from his grasp, she points to the wall. Which at
first seamless, slides apart. They follow her in.
EXT. MAJESTIC CITY - DAY
Illuminated as they walk through the wall, to a busy city
street, tall buildings windows reflect glimmering sunlight.
They step out of nowhere, to a crowd which draws away from
them as they appear from the hole in space, which closes as
quickly as they exit.
Rachel holding Kidney's hand, pushes past onlookers, who
reach to touch them and, on toward a far garden park.
The crowd realizes the group's strangeness -- begins to
We got a fan club.
The crowd picks up it's pace. A woman with a baby wrapped in
a blanket loses her grip as she juggles it, and a large bag.
The baby falls to the ground. Unhurt, it crawls from the
blanket - which slides off its little body to reveal it
crawls on roots instead of legs.
And this perfect picture ain't
Rachel pulls Kidney faster to reach a clump of bushes that
part as they enter and closes behind.
They are enveloped in a vacuum tube that whisks them away
quicker than they can settle-
A maze of tunnels twist and turn underground.
Astonished looks, as earth swishes past the clear tube.
Tube stops. They fall on each other from the sudden halt.
Damn! None of you believe in
The tube dissolves from around them.
INT. GOLD ROOM
Massive computers, floor to ceiling monstrosities, all
encrusted with writhing moss and leafy plant life.
A corner station, inside a huge replica of a Venus Flytrap,
opens as Rachel steps up to it.
She sets in an upright hand with petals for fingers and turns
I want to go with you.
Kidney looks up startled.
Honey. You can talk?!
Yes my sweet. And I want to leave
My watch won't let us. Your people
have done something.
This allows all transmission. It is
the center of all function. It
times the flow of things.
If it could work with the stream?
But we'd need an outside stream to
allow the transfer.
Looks at Rachel again.
You can talk.
We must hurry. They will follow.
Danny takes off his watch, goes hands it to her, she places
it into the works of the console in front of her. She presses
images on a flat panel screen.
Images of Earth appear. Old Earth. Continents inseparably
joined. Greenery Flourishes.
You better tweak that thing baby.
Unless you want us to be dinosaur
I think that was too early.
Push it forward. Coordinate with
the time parameters of my watch.
Just a small signal from our time
sweetie... that's all we need.
Anything we could grab onto.
It is difficult to pinpoint. These
machines were not meant for spacial
Tell that to Idar. He thinks it's
his private domain.
If only there was a way we could
contact the others.
INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - COMPUTER ANNEX / NIGHT
Squire sits crossed legged in a corner of the room, his hands
a flurry as he works with tiny tools, inside the back of his
watch in his lap.
Jesse ambles past on his way to see how it's going with Luann
working the futuristic computer board's holographic console
images, that float above the board.
He snickers down at Squire with the watch.
Whatcha doin' down there Squirt?
Fuckin' somethin' up?
Why you always pickin' on me?
I don't pick on you... do I?
All the time.
It's just... well, sometimes... you
do stupid things.
I I just want people to like me.
We like you. If you figure that
out, we'll like you better.
Squire's smile brightens. Jesse moves on to Luann. Jewel
stands behind her and looks over her shoulder impressed, as
she touches holo-screens and images change.
Closing the back of his watch, Squire jumps up. Eases up to
You mean it? You like me?
Why you frazzled, fresh? We like
But every time I make a play it's
squashed... I just can't get ahead.
And Jewel. He looks at me like I'm
That's wrong amigo, you wild! You
got gohone's like none of these
other pendejos got.
Chure. Why would I lie?
Squirt squints. Brightens.
Naw... I guess not.
So we cool?
Really really cool?
Jesse pokes him in the side.
Really really really cool?
I said yes!
Like really really super cool, eye
spy, close nit, tight buddy cool?
Tight buddy cool.
You sure you sure we cool we cool?
You're getting ridiculous.
Like you was? Just cause you the
youngest don't be the dumbest.
Don't let them keep playin' you
Yeah, it's cool.
Cool... Now don't be a cool fool
and keep all those commissary
notes. Throw some this way!
How'd you know about that?
I got ways, just like you do.
Cut it you two. We ain't no
admiration society. How you going
to get me in there?
Everything in the stream leaves a
trail. Like Squire found earlier.
I'm trying to reestablish a
connection with it, and draw it to
Breathing is complicated, to you.
Jewel turns to him, strikes a menacing pose. Ready to fight.
Luann throws up her hands.
I'll leave. I swear!
Jewel and Jesse eye one another. Cool down, turn attention
back to Luann.
Better. You keep that bullshit
outta here and I'll get them out.
Otherwise the only out will be me
through the door.
Squire moves through them to hand Luann his watch.
Maybe this will help.
You figured something differently?
She takes it, places Squire's in a device on the console.
The console quickly lights up. A holographic image of leaves
appears that seem to jump at them. Dete jumps back.
Whoa! That's too much reality.
Squire runs his hand through it.
It's just an image man. See?
Luann manipulates controls and the image shifts -- leaves
transform into buildings -- a city street scene, what appears
people - who rush a wall of bushes.
I got the stream!
But what are they doing?
Are they in that crowd?
It's not clear... they're there,
but it's not the crowd.
It was your watch.
Squire looks closely at the image.
Maybe they're inside-
Idiot. They're beating at
shrubbery. Inside what?
See! I told you, always pickin' on
me... all of you! I'm not stupid.
I'm just as smart as any of you!
Calm down Squirt... Squire. He may
be right. Something must be where
Light bulb moment between them. In unison.
IN UNISON - EXCEPT JEWEL
Damn, that's weird. You need to
stop doing that. They only do that
in the movies.
Luann pats him on his cheek.
Life's cinema, baby.
Good going Squirt. We just gotta
fix a point on the other side of
And pray it is where, mi Amigos be.
Oh God, don't go Mexican on us.
Bright boy, I'm gettin' tired of
you. If we get through this, I'm
gonna be wipin' yo shitty snot offa
my shoes for a long long time.
Luann looks for Jewel's reaction.
Seeing as I'm the one who's gonna
save you all's asses, I'll wait to
make you pull them out of your ass.
I want to be in best shape to pull
her boyfriend out his macho mess.
We don't know that! I mean, we
haven't found what happened yet. It
could be something went wrong.
So now you're defending him?
And what if sh-
Jewel throws a glance. Squire backs away.
-he's not her boyfriend... she can
What is this? Lover's convention?
Let's get these muthafuckahs outta
there! Boyfriend or not, get 'em
INT. HARCASTLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT
Harcastle snorts awake. Shifts his weight and reaches blindly
for his cigar -- knocks his 45 to the floor. Dives after it,
swivels around to grab and pick it up --
Luann at computer console, on a security monitor above CNN
still playing to itself, goes unnoticed.
As he spins around his eyes dart the desk, finds no light for
his cigar, he opens its drawer, takes out a silver lighter,
slides drawer shut -- reaches to another drawer, pulls out a
bottle of Black Label whiskey, and a cup.
The bottle and cup in one hand, the cigar in his mouth,
lighter at its tip. He flicks open the flame. Puffs.
With one hand he sets the cup on the desk. The bottle he
sets upright, and with two fingers twists off the cap and
pours some into the cup. The other holds the lighter, its
flame jumping as he puffs.
His eyes on the flame's rise and fall, he inhales deeply the
deep rich smoke.
As his eyes catch the smoke's rise, in its mist the TV
MONITOR plays - CNN, on the wide screen inside the WALL OF
security MONITORS girdling the cable broadcast.
Harcastle's eyes catch movement, in the upper left screen.
INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - COMPUTER ANNEX - NIGHT
Images of Danny, Rachel at a plant like console, hazy
I'm going with you. Once we get
your frequency in line with his, it
can pull us in and then once there,
yours can push us out again.
But your forgetting how many. It
can't handle all that at once.
So we have to make more than one
trip, I'm going!
As much as I like you babe, I'd say
they're right. It'd be too much
strain on the stream as it is.
Then I'll go get them myself. You
Mi Conchita, you can't be serious?
What happen to that contraption you
were working on... thought you said
you were fixing it to work the
I don't know... I still doubt it
could carry us all.
What? You gonna trust yo ass to
Right now I'm all you got
Aieee! I'm calm... Stay calm.
Remember don't get so mad, I can't
say prayers for this muthafuckah...
after I kill him!
He breaks for Jewel. Squire trips him, makes him fall forward
which turns into a forward flip to his feet, right in Jewel's
The two stare down-
Last time! Last time I swear! Shit!
Reluctantly acquiescing, they retreat eyeing one another
suspiciously. Jesse turns to Squire, question in his eyes.
Thought we was cool?
I didn't want you to fight.
Man, I could take that mutha ina
But you wouldn't be friends
Who says we are now?
You are. You just don't know it
Yeah right. So Bright Boy, where's
this dream machine that you fucked
up well enough that it actually
Luann glares at Jesse, who capitulates and smiles.
What? I'm cool.
Grab your asses and stream on.
He touches his watch, a flash and he's gone.
INT. JEWEL'S GARAGE - NIGHT
In the corner under bright lights, Jewel pulls a cover off
the Viper. A sleek red black remade autojet, the cowl wings
flared, ready for flight.
As Jesse materializes, he's awed by the beauty of it.
Aiee Curamba! I'm shitless.
Man, that's beautiful!
Luann the last to appear, admires the vehicle, smile smirks.
So will it work... or just sit and
look pretty like its owner?
Touche'. It'll get us there...
getting back's gonna be the tricky
Squire creeps to the car and lovingly rubs its top.
You did all this ina month?
The ability to change molecular
structure helped a lot.
He opens the door and climbs in back.
What you doin'?
I'm ready. You guys coming?
Jesse climbs in back with Squire, Jewel at his door.
I don't want that squirt with us!
Luann gets in and closes the door to him as he stands there.
Oh come on, let him go. He found
Jewel slumps into the driver's seat, throws a frown at Squire
in back, who smiles happy to be there.
Danny, Dete and Kid's fat ass
aren't gonna to fit in here.
We'll just have to make each other
(tongue in cheek)
Presses dash control, grabs wheel. A flash of light and burst
of speed. Everyone is thrown back pressed to their seats.
INT. COVINGTON BUILDING - COMPUTER ANNEX
DOOR BURSTS OPEN
Harcastle storms in with an armed militia of youth. Surprise
hits his face, shock then anger as he finds the room empty.
They were here!
Looks back at the kids with guns.
They were here.
Goes kicks the computer.
Spies the open device on the console.
What have we here? Ah-
Retrieves Squire's watch from it.
A cookie crumb?
Turns abruptly to leave.
Where's that airhead Peter?
ARI SEPULVADITCH(20s) dark haired foreign, military fanatic
"Captain" of Harcastle's young militia. True suck-up.
Sir, you sent him on that...
mission... he has yet to return.
You know anything about code?
Some sir. If you need it, I could
Harcastle frowns at the kiss ass. Throws him the watch.
Learn this. And get me there!
Storms past and out.
INT. JEWEL'S VIPER
Wild explosions of electrical bursts shoot by as the vehicle
swirls turbulently through storms in time. Amazed, passengers
hang on for life as the machine flies through the void of the
Squire holds the window, watches the passing spectacles.
Man, this is soooo neat! We're
Luann in front sits with eyes closed, hands grip handle and
seat. Deter holds seat back looks around to her.
Be a big girl. It's just electrical
elements of time.
That could kill us! I'm not
touching anything till we're
Deter sets back, finds his own hand holds.
Well baby. The ride ain't over till
the brakes are on.
Yeah! You're missing all the fun!
This is better than a roller
The vehicle twists violently, hit by a sudden time storm -
flips and loops through the turbulence, shakes occupants
fiercely in their belted seats.
Ain't never been roller coastered
Squeezes the wheel. His eyes wide as sparks and energy pass
Luann peeks an eye.
Oh my God!
Puts both hands to her face. Realizes she's now not holding
on, quickly re-grabs her holds, squeezes her eyes tighter.
A GREEN WALL APPEARS outside Jewel's windshield.
Gang, we got a situation here.
The wall gets closer at amazing speed.
Squire grabs Jewel's seat to watch.
Go through it!
Are you totally frazzled? Man,
Luann, eyes still closed.
He's right, go through it. It's a
dimensional bubble. It'll pop.
Are you both fuckin crazy? We'll be
The Viper hits, slides through the wall, a needle through a
rubber vortex stretching, then a pop and it springs back.
He looks back through the rear window, the wall, whole.
Jewel smug, now relaxed.
So you think I'm cute huh?
Luann peeks out an eye. One then the other to see the Viper
headed straight for trees and shrubbery.
I think you better worry more about
The car slams through the trees past bushes, over rough
terrain to stop, a smoking but intact vehicle, it's rear
stuck out the side of a mountain... the front inside a
INT. GOLD ROOM
Danny twists suddenly at the SOUND of the CRASH, as the Viper
burst through the wall.
Deter runs out the way of the rubble. Kidney behind Rachel
shields her from debris. As dust settles, the doors of the
Jewel pushes at his door pressed tight by rocks and debris,
an effort, but manages to open it and slide out.
Damn! Look at my ride! A month's
Luann pushes her door open, dust and rocks fall from the
car's top into her lap.
Someone needs to talk to that
fellow about any landing where you
can walk away... this wasn't good.
Coughing, Jesse struggles to get from the back.
Is this earth? Ground! Let me kiss
Falls down pats the ground, kisses hand and pats it again.
Luann runs to Danny and throws her arms around his neck.
Danny! You're okay?
Danny grabs her a bit too tightly, their eyes kiss, he pushes
Sure I am. How the hell'd you guys
Squire checking everything out, runs up to him.
Man it was so frazzed! Dude made
his car catch the stream and we
were zoomin through it and wow! All
this stuff was going by and the
wall came at us and man...
Cool squirt. Cool. I get it. So
what are the plans to get us all
out of here. As you can see, we've
got major problems.
Yeah, now we seven people in a six
seater that may not even work
Looks at the smoking mess underneath the pile of rubble.
Holds Rachel, content to suck on the thumb of his hand over
Man, we can't-
Yes you can-
Is she human?
Inspects the girl. Takes a hand and looks at it.
She's a plant! Look! Her hands are
The skin and nails of Rachel's hand under scrutiny, are five
leaf like appendages attached to a larger "hand," from a
"branch" resemblance of an arm.
But she's mine! She's gotta come!
Pulls her tighter.
I'm not going if she can't go!
You can't stay here. You'll be
food, and she won't be able to save
She's gotta come.
SUDDEN THUNDEROUS POUNDING echoes.
Amigo, we got no choice. We all
The far wall turns a bright green glow -- seems to cry as it
melts slowly, a hole appearing.
Go! Get in!
All head for the car.
Wall hole drip widens, a horde of plant people storm in, some
in human form, others devoid of the pretence charge on stem
legs, root feet clapping pavement.
They fire beam weapons that suck life.
Kidney is hit by an explosive bolt in the foot. It starts to
wither away. Rachel drags him on.
So you're telling people what to do
with my car?
A hit by the car. Another by Jewel.
It's not gonna be anybody's ina
Squire dives in followed by Jesse, followed by Luann who
pushes them over-
Danny is attacked by three "Planten" males. Karate jujitsu
moves deftly avoid swung scythe blades - kicks a ray from
their hands as it blasts a vacuous hole in the rubble next to
He flips up out the way and over them, to land behind and
kicks them, makes them fall upon themselves, jumps over and
hurries to the car.
Rachel drags Kidney to the door, his leg dried, body
shriveling by the moment, he grabs the doorway, his hand, a
withered twisted visage of skin and brittle bone.
Kidney's brittle hand breaks off, Rachel grabs it. Danny
jumps down to grab Kidney.
I i it's no use. There's not much
of me left.
Jewel shouts from over the cab as explosions burst around
Come on man, he's gone.
Rachel holds Kidney's withered stump of a hand to her chest.
Luann pulls her to her, frowns at the withered hand.
Danny pull slams the door shut, a last glance at where his
friend was, turns to back seat.
She okay back there?
Luann throws a look of "what do you think?"
Her arm around Rachel's shoulder, she tries to gingerly
remove the withered hand, but the girl holds it tightly at
Jewel checks dash instruments.
Already she's a jinx.
Danny grabs Jewels jacket, yanks it hard.
Easy amigo. His ass is mine
Jewel poised to strike, relaxes, turns and punches a dash
control, the car vibrates violently.
She... saved our lives, man.
EXT. GOLD ROOM
Electrical bolts fly, a circle around the vehicle as it
"shakes" off rock and debris,
Attackers shoot but the magnetic energy around the Viper
deflects the rays, some back to the attackers themselves.
From this side it looks good, the machine rising, deflecting,
Violent upheavals in time. Their bodies flicker from real to
static images. Jewel frantically adjusts dash and watch to
sync with the car.
This ain't good.
Shakes with car, but manages to pull himself forward to look
What ain't good?
This don't sound good.
Sit back man.
What ain't good?
We're not jumping. It's like
something's holding us here. We
can't get in and we can't get out.
Inside the shaking car, Rachel holds Kidney's hand, Luann
holds Rachel, Deter arms crossed, worries, Jesse tries to see
outside across a scrunched Squire, who stares at blackness
and intermittent bolts of energy, a time void.
INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY
A hunched Ari configures holographs of locations in time from
Squire's watch, fits one inside the other, shifts to an image
of the Viper surrounded by the electrical bolts.
We've got control now, sir.
Took you long enough.
If I hadn't encountered the
fragmented time segments-
I don't want excuses, just results.
Now bring them here!
Jewel is frantic at the controls. Shakes his arm with the
watch. Slams his other fist in the wheel.
Danm! What the fuck is wrong with
You made it.
The car violently lurches forward into a star lit skyway,
stars rush past, zoom by at blinding speeds, and unlike other
streams, images appear.
IMAGES of events leading up to now, backward, the watches,
the race, the beautiful city inside the stream, a swirl of
history as they travel a tunnel. Time flies past the windows.
INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY
Sparks fly inside a metal structure of two half circles
facing each other. The Viper materializes, a shaky image
caught between neither time nor space.
As the image solidifies, Harcastle's men surround the field.
Images outside windows stop abruptly -- a fish bubble eye
view of Harcastle and his armed men waiting encompasses the
Bad man. Bad men.
Shit, I been thrown through time
blown up, almost eaten and now
we're gonna get killed by a psycho.
Day couldn't get any better.
INT. BROOKHOUSE RESEARCH FACILITY
Electrical energy around Viper dissipates. The Viper settles.
The militia moves forward arms targeted on the vehicle.
Jewel struggles to push out his shell shocked door. It falls
off when opened. Danny has to kick his open.
Ah, the rat pack of intelligentsia.
Danny exits, stands as Luann climbs out.
Yeah... meets the hebetudinous
saphead. What's with all the
gunplay captin' duncil?
Your smart mouth will be dealt with
later Galluci. Take them!
Squire and Jesse exit other side of car.
You might want to rethink that.
Deter climbs peeks over the top before fully exiting, Rachel,
with Kidney's hand clutched to her breast, meekly climbs out
with the aid of Luann.
She looks around, grabs the hand at her chest with both
hands, sits down on the floor and suddenly lets out a shrill
ear piercing wail.
All grab their ears. Weapons drop.
What the fuck's wrong with her?
Luann bends to comfort Rachel, but moves back quickly. Rachel
is wilting. And shrinking.
Deter sneaks one of the rifles from the floor. Makes a stand.
Okay, you aren't going to kill me
to keep me quiet. There's not going
to be anything to tell.
Danny jumps in the way.
Slow down man. We been through too
Back to Harcastle.
Look Harcastle. That's one of the
people from the world inside the
stream. They're a race before ours,
and they're about to end this
The shrieking has become a dull shrill whine. Rachel Has
shrunk to a third of her size. A full human form, but the
size of a three year old shriveling smaller and smaller.
You'd say anything right now
I can't let him kill us Danny! You
know that's what he's gonna do.
Take the stream and get rid of us.
The men have picked up their rifles behind him.
You know that's exactly what I was
going to do. And who in their right
mind would believe a story like
that? Earth an experiment? What
kind of experiment?
Deter still holds the rifle on them.
They started this planet as a
source of food. But we found out
and now they've got to end it, so
others don't find out. If I get rid
of you no one will.
Kid, I ain't buying it.
Amigo, do that look human?
The shriveling Rachel shrinks to a curled fetal position.
Luann covers her with her jacket.
FLASH in the corner of the room. IDAR APPEARS.
You should believe the juveniles.
I know that ain't.
What do you want? This is under
Nothing you do is under control.
These youth have discovered Earth's
purpose, and all of you must be
What, you said the technology was
Had it been only the ability to
stream. But they found our world
and its connection to yours. This
But the deal was, I got the stream,
you silenced them. You didn't, I
was about to.
Still unacceptable. Unless we erase
all knowledge of how our dimension
relies upon yours, it could, as
your people are fond of saying,
"come back to haunt us."
Aiieee! Oh my God!
Her coat removed, the body of Rachel has shriveled to a six
inch mass of dried plant, her little face, arms body resemble
a ginseng root.
Knowledge like that cannot be
forgotten. It is not in your logic
to understand our need.
Squire behind Idar runs and grabs him.
I got him! Grab him!
Idar does not move.
I will kill this juvenile.
Deter has decided.
Not before you!
He fires. Point blank. Idar stands. A smile cracks the gold
at the eyes of his face.
Were it so easy.
Let me make it a little more so.
He pulls a pistol device from inside his jacket.
I didn't bargain on being plant
food. And you didn't plan that I'd
He shoots Idar with the device. Idar's gold skin crumbles, a
plant emerges leaves flailing. The shrill ear piercing sound
as when Rachel was dying.
Luann holds Squire, blood on his shirt, tears on her face.
Danny, Deter the rifle held down at his side, Jesse his hat
held to his heart, Jewel to one side, look down at her, the
wounded boy in her arms.
Squire, hold on kid. Somebody call
I'm on it.
Goes to phone, but it is obvious to all, the wound is too
serious, and time too short.
Danny bends down.
Hey guy, that was pretty brave.
Pretty stupid. But you tried amigo.
Told you, you had big cahones.
Yeah -- cough -- big cahones...
Luann pulls him to herself.
Always. See where your tough guy
attitudes get you?!
Danny goes to grab her shoulders, to help her up and away.
Get away from me!
Harcastle snaps his fingers at two of his men, to prepare to
move the body.
Jewel goes to Luann, reluctant she allows him to help her up
as the men move to get Squire.
Danny move to Harcastle.
What's the deal now? Your plan's
all fucked up.
No son. The plan is just begun. The
weapon that took Idar out was
technology they gave us to defend
against any of their rogue people.
Never thought I'd have to use it on
the one gave it to me, but add that
with your stream technology, I'd
say it was a pretty good day.
But amigo, you ain't got no people
Kids, kids. Believe me, I'm
affiliated. And we need people like
He's a got damn spy!
Don't be so harsh. I work for
America. Right now that's all you
need to know.
What if we don't go along with you.
Say we just walk out of here and
forget your sorry ass ever existed.
Well one, you forget you're still
consigned here for a certain length
of time, where I can still make
your life hell. Or two, I can kill
Weapons are cocked and aimed at them.
I guess when you put it that way.
Harcastle puts his arm around Danny's shoulder.
It ain't gonna be so bad. You get
free reign to play with and invent
any little toy your brillient
hearts can dream up... we forget
that you're locked up, all for the
good ol' U S of A.
So why the artillery
Insurance. Cody was a spy. I need
to know we're all on the same page.
Only if we can change it if we
You may not want to, but sure. Put
the weapons away.
Young man was a hero, he'll get
Yeah, we gotta remember him.
As long as you don't use what we
know for no weapon of mass
Yeah, we cool on that?
We cool on that.
EXT. CEMETARY - DAY
Two doves fly over as a small crowd disperses. Behind, two
caskets are lowered into the ground.
Luann, a beauty in black holds a tissue to her eye, Danny at
her side. Jewel, Jesse and Deter walk behind, toward Danny's
It was lovely. Harcastle isn't so
If you like em' stoic and mean.
Thank you Danny. What you said.
They were our friends... sometimes
we didn't treat them that way. Look
You wanna help me work on my car?
It was frazzed the way you put the
stream in yours.
Surprised at the offer.
Sure! Wasn't hard. I followed your
schematics. All I did differently-
Hmph. Maybe there's hope yet. Still
macho bullshit. But you're getting
So does that mean there's a chance?
She looks to Danny.
Heaven's waiting on a different
Look doesn't go unnoticed.
I'm working on the wings though.
Keep workin'. You might make saint.
Come on guys, let's go eat
something for the kid.
Yeah, sounds good now that it isn't
You know, I make it stream with
just the watch.
That's right! Bright boy, you just
got brighter. Let's get the stream
They crowd into Danny's car.
FLASH FADE - TO BLACK.
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