Space Sketch Episode IV: Battle for the Harvest Moon

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Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:48 pm Post

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INTRO
CG over Black: (typewriter reveal)
October 6, 2299
Operations Room
BBY-317 Dauntless

CG ADD:
Last of the Yamato Class vessels.

INT. OPS ROOM, COMMANDER REDSHIRT AT MAP TABLE
Enter First Officer Cameron Hawkins, grim, silent.

CU STAR MAP LANDS ON VIEWER

CU (FROM ABOVE) COMMANDER REDSHIRT LOOKS UP OVER HIS GLASSES AT HAWKINS.

CU MAP VIEWER ILLUMINATES

CU (FROM BELOW) VIEWER LAMP FLICKERS, ILLUMINATING HAWKIN'S FACE

CG OVER BLACK:
An aging battlewagon

CG ADD:
in an era of sleek space cruisers.

CU: REDSHIRT HOLDING HANDSET TO HIS EAR. HE PUTS IT DOWN OUT OF SHOT.

CG OVER BLACK:
Her prior four captains died of natural causes.

CU REDSHIRT: HE NODS ONCE.

CU HAWKINS: (STILL FROM BELOW) HE NODS ONCE.\

CG OVER BLACK:
The day everything changes

CG ADD:
Was yesterday!

INT. BRIDGE. HELM, OPS, CAPTAIN, NUMBER ONE

LIEUTENANT DELLER
Kanjo! Mokutekichi ni tochaku shi!
(Captain! Arrived at Destination!)

CLOSEUP CAPTAIN "BLOODY BILL" REDSHIRT
BLOODY BILL REDSHIRT
Sento no junbi!
(Prepare for combat!)

CU MK'CHATH
M'KCHATH
Enemy numbers in the thousands, Captain Redshirt. They brought their flagship, the War Hammer.

CU FIRST OFFICER CAMERON HAWKINS
HAWKINS
Looks like the entire Vardellian Navy.

CU CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
Bridge to Engineering! Mr. Carruthers, go to one hundred and twenty per cent on the reactor!

EXTERIOR, COMBAT MONTAGE

CARRUTHERS
(voice over)
I can give you maybe twenty minutes, Captain! Medusa can't take any more than that!

CU CAPTAIN "BLOODY BILL" REDSHIRT
BLOODY BILL REDSHIRT
That's all I need. Shields up! Helm, ahead full!

CU HELMSMAN MARTINA DELLER
LIEUTENANT DELLER
So many!

CU CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
There's also a quarter–million colonists out there, Lieutenant Deller, and we're the only Space Fleet vessel within a hundred parsecs. The Dauntless stands. Commander M'Kchath, fire at will!

EXT. COMBAT MONTAGE
SFX: Music Bed

CU M'KCHATH
M'KCHATH
Shields down to fifty percent, Captain!

CU DELLER
LIEUTENANT DELLER
Kanjo! Were getting dangerously close to the War Hammer!

CU HAWKINS
HAWKINS
We can't take another hit from their antimatter cannon!

CU CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
Helm, maintain course.

CU DELLER
LIEUTENANT DELLER
Kanjo! That's a super–dreadnought!

CU CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
And we're the last battleship in Space Fleet!

CU M'KCHATH
(M'Kchath is smiling and nodding in agreement.)

CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
(Voice Over.)
I like the odds.

CU HAWKINS
HAWKINS
The War Hammer is breaking off their attack!

CU M'KCHATH
M'KCHATH
Captain! They're targeting the colony ships!

CU HAWKINS
HAWKINS
Your orders, sir?

CAPTAIN "BLOODY BILL" REDSHIRT IN FRONT OF VIEWSCREEN
Facing screen, back to camera, hands, clasped behind back.

CU CAPTAIN "BLOODY BILL" REDSHIRT, THREE–QUARTER SHOT LEFT.
Captain stares into the screen and ponders his next move for a brief moment.
BLOODY BILL REDSHIRT
All ahead flank!

CU DELLER, AGAHST
LIEUTENANT DELLER
Kanjo!

CU M'KCHATH, SMILING
M'KCHATH
Captain!

CU HAWKINS
HAWKINS
Sir?

CAPTAIN "BLOODY BILL" REDSHIRT IN FRONT OF VIEWSCREEN
Back to camera, then whirls left to face it.
BLOODY BILL REDSHIRT
Ramming speed, Mr. Hawkins. Ramming speed.

MEDIUM SHOT, CAPTAIN REDSHIRT IN CHAIR
CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
Alert the marines––

MEDIUM SHOT, CAPTAIN REDSHIRT WEARING BLOODY BILL'S SCAR, IN CHAIR.
He raises his schmazer pistol in his right hand.

CAPTAIN REDSHIRT
Prepare for boarding.
SFX: Music Rises, crosses over into alert sounds as captain fades out.

INT. SHUTTLECRAFT ZEPHYR II, RECENTLY CRASHED.
Lieutenant Redshirt is laying unconscious amidst the wreckage. A 'Low Oxygen" alert is visible as it flashes.
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Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:03 am Post

The question is, young Kev… ??? :shock:
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Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:53 am Post

Thrilling cliffhanger ending, innit, eh?
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Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:05 pm Post

klcorridon wrote:Thrilling cliffhanger ending, innit, eh?
Truly… the stuff that Dreams of the Moon are made of. :wink:
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