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When The Author crashes down into John Miller's life, bringing a horde of Gloff with him, nothing will be the same again. With John's help, The Author sets out on the quest to regain his memories...

This is another Doctor Who spin-off, but one I intended to actually film with a friend, though that sadly never happened.

Episodes 2, 4 and 5 are not included here because I did not write them. View table of contents...


Chapters:

1 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Submitted:Jul 21, 2011    Reads: 9    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


1 RECAP OF PREVIOUS EPISODE.

CUT TO:

2 OPENING CREDITS.

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3 INT. TARDIS.

JOHN
What do we do, Author?

THE AUTHOR is rooted to the spot, unable to move.

GEM
Author?

The Author runs to the scanner button, and presses it.

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4 HILL.

The Tardis has taken the form of a typical Gallifreyan TIME
CAPSULE.

THE EXPERIMENTER is standing behind a TIME CAPSULE also.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Author! Helloooo? I dislike being
kept waiting.

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5 INT. TARDIS.

THE AUTHOR frantically works with the Tardis. Then, he
stops.

THE AUTHOR
Stay here.

JOHN
But-

THE AUTHOR
Don't argue!

He makes his way to the door.

GEM
Author... good luck.

The Author looks back at them, and smiles sadly, before
exiting.

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6 HILL.

THE AUTHOR steps out.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Good, good.

THE AUTHOR
You're taking me to our home
planet, right?

THE EXPERIMENTER
Yes.

THE AUTHOR
Okay. I have accepted
that. But... what of John and Gem?

THE EXPERIMENTER
One of three things will happen to
them. The most likely is they'll
be sent to their homes, minds
erased of their adventures.

THE AUTHOR
(grave, but understands)
Right... But, Gem's home is gone.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Then she will die.

Pause.

THE AUTHOR
And the other options?

THE EXPERIMENTER
We could let them go. Or we could
execute them.

THE AUTHOR
Sorry, I'm not going to give you
that option.

He pulls out the SONIC DEVICE and zaps the Tardis. It
dematerializes.

THE EXPERIMENTER
No!! STOP!

He PARALYSES the Author.

2 GLOFF run out of the Time Capsule.

But the Tardis has gone.

THE AUTHOR
You shouldn't have taken your
control away from the Tardis.

THE EXPERIMENTER
(now calm again)
You will suffer for this.

He turns to the gloff.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Take him away!

THE AUTHOR
Ah, so the Gloff work for the Time
Lords. I thought as much.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Next stop, Gallifrey. You will
love it...

PAN TO:

7 INT. TARDIS.

The Tardis shakes about, uncontrollably. Gem falls
about. John, however, is standing, in a trance.

GEM
(referring to the Author)
What is he doing!?

John is in a trance.

GEM
John?

Nothing.

GEM
John!

Thud. They've stopped.

Gem runs up to John, and pushes him. He falls into the
wall, and snaps out of it.

JOHN
Gem!!

GEM
What happened to you?

JOHN
I... don't know. Why is it always
me that gets possessed? Author-
...

John remembers.

JOHN
He didn't come back, did he?

GEM
No.

JOHN
Where has he taken us?

John turns the scanner.

It shows his home town.

JOHN
No...

GEM
He's...

A HOLOGRAM of THE AUTHOR appears.

THE AUTHOR
(staring at the door)
This is Emergency Protocol 1. I
recorded this message in case the
situation ever gets so bad that I
have to send you home.

JOHN
No...

THE AUTHOR
I'm sorry, John. If you're not
John then I apologise.

GEM
He didn't update it for me...

THE AUTHOR
If I survive, I might come back for
you. I might not. Obviously as
this is a recorded message I do not
know the nature of why you are
being taken home. But please do
something for me. Look after the
Tardis. Do not, at any costs, let
my enemies get it. Hopefully my
enemies won't have the ability to
time travel-

John scoffs.

THE AUTHOR
But apart from that... Try to live
without me, and the Tardis. Once
you can assume they won't be after
it, live your normal life. And,
thank you... for everything.

Hologram goes.

GEM
We're... never going to see him
again? What about his Tardis? The
Time Lords can time travel! We
won't be able to stop them.

JOHN
Yes! Which is why we need to get
out.

He moves to the door, and opens it.

It won't open.

JOHN
Locked! Where's the switch?

GEM
Here. It says unlocked.

JOHN
Oh. What's happening...?

Gem sits in the seat, sighing.

GEM
The Author will have a plan. He
always does, right?

JOHN
He looked scared...

GEM
I hope he has a plan.

PAN TO:

8 TIME LORD MEETING ROOM.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
(shown)
As the 857th President of the Time
Lords, I announce this meeting
begun!

TIME LADY
The Author has returned to us.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
Any news of the others?

TIME LADY
The Doctor will come, he
appreciates what is happening, but
not immediately. The Master has
fled.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
How typical (!).

TIME LORD
Lord President? Do you really
believe it will come to war?

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
Maybe all-out war is better.

TIME LADY
But this will be a war that effects
the Time Vortex itself! With the
scale of weapons being used... It
could be ripped apart!

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
The Ultimate Sanction... Rassilon
help us if it ever comes to
that. But War is the only way. I
am President, you will not disagree
with me!

Pause.

TIME LADY AND LORD
Yes sir.

PAN TO:

9 GALLIFREY.

THE AUTHOR and THE EXPERIMENTER arrive in a materialising
Tardis.

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10 INT. EXPERIMENTER'S TARDIS.

GLOFF 1
We have landed.

THE AUTHOR
I'd noticed.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Follow us!

They exit.

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11 GALLIFREY.

THE AUTHOR
Oh, I say... It's beautiful.

Camera pans around Gallifreyan scenery. It is indeed
beautiful.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Depending on the President's mood,
it may be the last thing you ever
see. Come on.

They go into the building.

PAN TO:

12 INT. AUTHOR'S TARDIS.

GEM
I cannot stand waiting. I want
something to happen.

JOHN
The Tardis has food. We'll survive
in here for a while.

GEM
I don't care about that. We'll go
bored in here!

JOHN
There's the library.

John suddenly becomes possessed.

JOHN
Library. Library. Wrong
one. Biggest library. Biggest in
the Universe. Sector 798. Aisle
101. Under A.

John falls to the floor. Then, suddenly...

JOHN
Mental hold broken!!!

He screams.

GEM
John? John!

JOHN
Flamma. Flamma. Accuso. Exuro. Ego.
Mos. Exuro-

He gasps.

JOHN
The library...

GEM
John... ?

JOHN
The coordinates, they're in my
head!!

He runs around the Tardis, similarly to the Author.

GEM
John, stop and explain to me what
you're doing!

JOHN
(smiling)
I don't know! The coordinates are
in my head!

GEM
Where are we going?

JOHN
To get The Author's memories!

SHOT OF GEM - 'WHAT!?'

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13 GALLIFREY. A CELL.

THE AUTHOR is shoved into it by The Gloff.

THE AUTHOR
I'm disappointed. I expected
Gallifrey to be, well, never
welcoming... But I didn't expect to
be shoved into a cell!

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
I'm sorry you feel that way,
Author.

The door opens, and he walks in. It closes behind him.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
It is an amazing place when you're
not due to be sentenced to death.

THE AUTHOR
What!? What did I do?

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
Um. Exist. You pose a threat to
the war effort.

THE AUTHOR
War? What war!?

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
A Time War. Against a deadly
foe. Foes, I should say. 2
million foes to be precise. The
entire Universe is at stake. The
Yangama project could have won us
the war, but you stopped that.

THE AUTHOR
Yangama project... ?

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
When you first met The
Experimenter. That planet was
called Yangama. Anyway, I must be
going, I just thought I'd let you
know what was happened.

He opens the door. Then turns.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
Oh, and don't think of
escaping. The only Tardis that
works for a Time Lord is his own.

He exits.

The Author is left alone.

THE AUTHOR
I was right. This is the end.

PAN TO:

14 TIME LORD MEETING ROOM.

TIME LORD and TIME LADY are sitting, awkwardly.

TIME LORD
I'm sorry, I cannot agree-

TIME LADY
Hush! That is treason!

TIME LORD
But come on! His latest order,
that is treason!

TIME LADY
Yes... I feel the same. But we
cannot do anything!

TIME LORD
But, it's worse than that. Do you
know the nature of Sanction 1,000?

TIME LADY
No. Do you?

TIME LORD
No, but I have heard thing...
Terrible things, too terrible to
mention. The President must be
stopped, before he unleashes death
and destruction upon the whole
Universe!

TIME LADY
If it's to win the war, isn't it
worth it?

TIME LORD
By becoming as bad as them? We'll
just take their place as the next
feared species. We must warn The
Experimenter, before it is too
late!

TIME LADY
You do it. If you're found I'll
cover for you.

TIME LORD
Thank you.

Time Lord gets up and leaves.

PAN TO:

15 INT. TARDIS.

Thud.

GEM
Come on.

They exit.

CUT TO:

16 THE LIBRARY PLANET.

THE TARDIS materialised as a book shelf.

JOHN and GEM walk out.

JOHN looks at the Tardis, and then to the rest of the books
everywhere.

JOHN
How original.

GEM
So, what did you say? Aisle... ?

JOHN
Aisle 101. Under A.

GEM
Okay. This is Aisle 90, so it'll
be up here.

They walk up the corridor.

JOHN
There, look. Aisle 101. Find one
about The Author.

GEM
But why here?

JOHN
Because it's obvious! The Author
wouldn't look here.

GEM
But how do you know? Isn't a bit
convenient?

JOHN
Nah... Aha!

He pulls out a book. It says THE AUTHOR, and has a picture
of him on it. It's a bland cover, looks like a textbook.

GEM
Right, let's go. This is far too-

Thump Thump Thump.

They are surrounded by GLOFF.

JOHN
Ah. I see your point.

A Gloff grabs The book from John.

GLOFF
Leave with us or die. You have 15
seconds to decide.

GEM
You, what!?

JOHN
We'll go with you!

GLOFF
We said leave with us, not go with
us.

ANOTHER GLOFF
5 seconds.

GEM
We'll leave with you!

Pause.

GLOFF
Good. Follow.

They are dragged away.

To another bookshelf...

John pushes one of the Gloff away and charges behind a
bookcase. Gloff fire, but he gets in.

GLOFF
Tardis located. Destroy it.

GEM
Go, John! Don't worry about me!

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17 INT. TARDIS.

JOHN hammers on the controls.

JOHN
The Author told me how to return to
the last place I visited... come
on!!

He pulls the lever, and the Tardis shakes.

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18 LIBRARY.

The Tardis dematerialises.

GLOFF
He is gone. Take girl to
Gallifrax!

Gem is shoved away by the Gloff.

PAN TO:

19 GALLIFREY. CORRIDOR.

THE EXPERIMENTER is walking along.

POV SHOT. A MAN IS HOLDING A GUN.

The Experimenter spins around and paralyses him.

THE EXPERIMENTER
He was right... It looks like I'm
on the wrong side.

He turns, and charges down the corridor.

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20 TIME LORD MEETING ROOM.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT storms in, Furious.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
He knew!! He knew we wanted him
dead!!

TIME LADY
But how?

Time Lord President looks at them.

TIME LORD PRESIDENT
(to time lord)
YOU! You spoke to him earlier!

He raises GLOVE...

TIME LORD
No, I...

TIME LADY
He has been with me for the day. I
was with him when we went to speak
to The Experimenter. He couldn't
have.

The President clearly doesn't believe them, but he has other
things on his mind.

PRESIDENT
Very well. He must be caught.

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21 CORRIDOR.

THE EXPERIMENTER runs down it. He arrives outside a
door. A guard is there.

The Experimenter fires, and the guard is paralysed. He goes
in.

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22 THE AUTHOR'S CELL.

THE AUTHOR
Oh, hello.

THE EXPERIMENTER
We need to get out of here.

THE AUTHOR
(smiling)
Good man! Er, Time Lord. Come on.

He gets up, and they run down the corridor.

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23 CORRIDOR.

THE AUTHOR and THE EXPERIMENTER run.

THE EXPERIMENTER
I thought you would be harder to
convince!

THE AUTHOR
I heard you fire with your
Paralyser ray. Obviously you
wouldn't do that if you were simply
visiting me.

They stop, for guards are at the corridor's end.

GUARD 1
Fire!

They fire.

But the Experimenter has pulled out a gadget. He presses a
button, and a magnetic wave is sent out, stopping the
weapons from working.

GUARD 2
Weapons rendered useless! Retreat!

They run.

THE AUTHOR
(slightly impressed)
How did you do that?

THE EXPERIMENTER
I'm not called The Experimenter for
nothing. Come on.

CUT TO:

24 INT. TARDIS.

JOHN is on his own.

JOHN
There's nothing I can do.

He falls back into the chair.

JOHN
Author, I'm sorry... I should have
stayed with Gem...

VOICE
You have taken the right route.

John cries out, then turns around.

There is nobody there.

JOHN
Hello?

Silence.

John gets his breath back.

JOHN
Something is possessing me. I
can... feel it.

Pause.

JOHN
Author... I wish...

John collapses.

CUT TO:

25 THE EXPERIMENTER'S TARDIS.

They run in.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Right, we have to get as far away
as possible!

THE AUTHOR
Earth!

THE EXPERIMENTER
...Earth?

THE AUTHOR
Yes. Trust me!

THE EXPERIMENTER
This is my ship, Author.

THE AUTHOR
Please.

Pause. They look at each other. The Experimenter smiles,
for he knows something The Author doesn't.

THE EXPERIMENTER
You've changed, Author.

THE AUTHOR
I don't know how far back our
history goes, but... we're on the
same side now, right?

THE EXPERIMENTER
(still smiling in a knowing
way)
We always were.

The Author is confused.

THE EXPERIMENTER
But for now, to Earth!

He pulls a lever. It isn't bumpy at all.

CUT TO:

26 EXT EXPERIMENTER'S TARDIS.

It dematerialises.

CUT TO:

27 TIME LORD MEETING ROOM.

TIME LADY
They have... escaped, my lord.

PRESIDENT
Escaped!!??

Time Lord looks suspicious.

PRESIDENT
(to Time Lord)
YOU told him!

TIME LORD
I... no, please sir...

He gets out the GLOVE...

TIME LORD
HAVE MERCY!!

Time Lord is disintegrated.

Silence.

PRESIDENT
Have him replaced. But at the
moment, where have they gone to?

TIME LADY
Ear... Earth, sir.

President smiles evilly.

PRESIDENT
Excellent... Sanction 1,000 will
begin there.

Time Lady gasps.

TIME LADY
An innocent planet, sir?

PRESIDENT
ARE YOU QUESTIONING MY ORDERS?

TIME LADY
No sir!

PRESIDENT
Get on with it then!

She runs out.

PRESIDENT
It won't be long now.

He gets up, and walks into another room.

CUT TO:

28 EVIL ROOM.

PRESIDENT walks in. There is a TUBE, with small, ghost,
almost soul-like things floating around.

HIGH VOICE
Please.

ANOTHER VOICE, SLIGHTLY LOWER.
Please.

ANOTHER VOICE
Help us.

Other voices cry out in agony and anguish.

The President turns and walks away, smiling to himself.

PAN TO:

29 INT. EXPERIMENTER'S TARDIS.

THE EXPERIMENTER
There you go Author. Earth. 21st
century.

THE AUTHOR
Thank you. But why are you helping
me?

THE EXPERIMENTER
The same reason as you. I knew too
much, and could have ruined their
plans. I was too curious, in
particular into Sanction 1,000...

THE AUTHOR
What is Sanction 1,000?

THE EXPERIMENTER
Something bad? I don't know. We
need to work together though. You
may not be used to it, but believe
me, it's possible.

The Author looks at him, uncertain.

THE AUTHOR
I agree. I want to find John, and
Gem. Do a search for my Tardis,
please.

The Experimenter presses lots of buttons.

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30 THE AUTHOR'S TARDIS.

Beep Beep. Beep Beep.

JOHN is lying on the floor. He pulls himself to his feet,
and clambers over the console. He presses a button.

AUTHOR
(over control)
John? Are you there? Gem?

JOHN
It's just me, Author. Gem is...
gone.

THE AUTHOR
Gone?

CUT TO:

31 EXPERIMENTER'S TARDIS.

THE EXPERIMENTER
I have your coordinates, I'll take
my Tardis near to you then
leave. They'll be looking for it.

CUT TO:

32 THE AUTHOR'S TARDIS.

JOHN
You! Author, what is he-

THE AUTHOR
(over control)
It's a long story. Just stay where
you are.

Static crackles over the control.

John gasps.

JOHN
(possessed)
This signifies the beginning of the
end.

PAN TO:

33 JOHN'S VILLAGE.

At the end of the street, THE EXPERIMENTER's TARDIS
materialises as a Time Capsule, as always.

THE AUTHOR and THE EXPERIMENTER step out.

THE EXPERIMENTER
Oh, of course, you always liked
using a chameleon circuit, didn't
you? So where is it?

THE AUTHOR
It's usually a phone box
here. Aha, there it is.

They walk to the Author's Tardis.

Then...

Rumble rumble rumble...

They look to the sky.

CUT TO:

34 ANOTHER PART OF THE VILLAGE.

Villagers walk out of their homes, and look up into the
sky.

Clouds are out, covering the village, maybe even the whole
world, in shadows...

CLARICE
I've never seen a storm like
that...

ANOTHER VILLAGER
It's uncanny...

They see The Author and The Experimenter.

CLARICE
Hey, you?

She runs up to them.

CLARICE
You're always here when weird
things happen. What's going on!

THE AUTHOR
Not now, Clarissa-

CLARICE
It's Clarice.

The Time Lords ignore her, and go into the phone box.

CLARICE
They always go in there!

CUT TO:

35 AUTHOR'S TARDIS.

THE EXPERIMENTER and THE AUTHOR go in.

John is on the floor, gasping.

THE AUTHOR
What's happening?

JOHN
Never mind that, why is he here?

THE EXPERIMENTER
After the Time Lords tried to kill
me, I switched sides. I'm helping
you stop the Time Lords.

JOHN
Stop them from what?

BOOM! CRASH!!

The ground shakes, even in the Tardis.

THE EXPERIMENTER
From that.

THE AUTHOR turns on the scanner.

CUT TO:

36 EXT. TARDIS.

A rupture in time and space is being created above The
Experimenter's Tardis...

BOOM!!! It is blown apart.

CUT TO:

37 THE AUTHOR'S TARDIS.

THE AUTHOR
I'm sorry, Experimenter.

THE EXPERIMENTER
They... destroyed my... Tardis...

He gets angry.

THE EXPERIMENTER
That's going too far.

THE AUTHOR
Will they target mine next?

THE EXPERIMENTER
No. But... they will capture it,
to analyse all the places it's been
to. We have to get out!

JOHN
But that would make us vulnerable!

THE EXPERIMENTER
It's either that or a one way route
to Gallifrey! Actually, hold on...
that's a good idea.

THE AUTHOR
What?

THE EXPERIMENTER
You go, I'll stay here!

THE AUTHOR
But-

THE EXPERIMENTER
I know what I'm doing!!

The Author and John exit.

The Experimenter closes his eyes, bracing himself...

CUT TO:

38 EXT. TARDIS.

THE AUTHOR and JOHN run out.

THE TELEPHONE box is sucked up into the sky.

THE AUTHOR
Now what?

The rumbling continues.

Then, a beam flies down to the ground.

And images appear.

JOHN
What are they?

THE AUTHOR
I'm sorry, John. I was
right. This truly is the end.

THE TIME LORD PRESIDENT, and 2 GLOFF have appeared.

PRESIDENT
I thought I would find you here,
Author.

JOHN
Who is he?

THE AUTHOR
The President of Gallifrey. I'm
sorry.

PRESIDENT
You will be spared, to witness
Sanction 1,000.

THE AUTHOR
(knowing he has lost)
Just get on with it.

PRESIDENT
I intend to. Everything is in
place. Goodbye Author.

He is beamed up, along with the Gloff.

The rumbling is angrier than ever before.

Then, they fall out of the sky, gracefully, but vengeful.

Creatures, vaguely resembling humans... transparent... soul
like. Screaming.

They fly down onto the streets and into houses, destroying
all they come to.

John and The Author gape at it all.

THE AUTHOR
Run...

They run away from the village, up the hill, near the ruins
of the observatory.

PAN TO:

39 GALLIFRAX.

GEM is taken by 2 GLOFF into a cell. A sign says "GALLIFRAX
PRISON SECTOR 4445"

Gem is shoved into a cell.

CUT TO:

40 GALLIFRAX CELL

GEM is also crying...

CUT TO:

41 GALLIFRAX CORRIDOR.

Thud.

GLOFF 1
We are under attack

GLOFF 2
Who by? We will fight them!

They turn, and hold their guns out ready...

PAN TO:

42 HILL.

JOHN
Author... what are they?

THE AUTHOR
I wish I knew.

CUT TO:

43 VILLAGE.

Clarissa is cowering in fear.

One of the creatures flies up to her, and envelopes
her. She screams and screams... Then she is gone.

And the creature moves on to it's next victim.

CUT TO:

44 HILL.

THE AUTHOR
This will be happening right across
the world...

PAN TO:

45 ANOTHER COUNTRY (WHATEVER IS CONVENIENT)

And it is.

CUT TO:

46 YET ANOTHER COUNTRY.

CUT TO:

47 HILL.

JOHN and THE AUTHOR both stand there, helpless.

JOHN
Won't they come for us?

THE AUTHOR
Maybe. They'll attack the
populated areas first, then move
on... Half the world is probably
already dead.

John starts crying.

PAN TO:

48 GALLIFRAX CORRIDOR.

The GLOFF fire.

A sucking sound, like someone breathing in far too quickly-

Gloff 1 dies.

GLOFF 2
(dropping gun)
I surrender!

He is also killed.

Then... AN INVADER glides in.

INVADER
You are the first death of The Time
War.

It glides over to an intercom.

INVADER
This planet belongs to Us. Anyone
that resists will be Killed!

It turns.

AERIAL SHOT, OF AN INVADER SAUCER.

CUT TO:

49 INT. INVADER SPACESHIP.

SUPREME INVADER
Gallifrax conquered. Next
destination... Planet Earth.

PAN TO:

50 HILL.

JOHN
Author...

THE AUTHOR
(only half listening, in a
world of his own)
What?

JOHN
I... I... am... I am... you...

The Author turns.

John is obviously possessed.

THE AUTHOR
(to sky)
What have you done with John!?

JOHN
No, I.. am not of... time lord...
invention...

THE AUTHOR
Then... what?

John gasps, then falls over.

JOHN
Flamma...

THE AUTHOR
No! You've awoken his underlying
Asaecian influence!

JOHN
Accuso. Exergo.

The Author is about to help him, when one of the GHOST
CREATURES fly up, screaming.

THE AUTHOR
No!!

The Author runs from it.

JOHN
Asaecian!!

John BURSTS INTO FLAMES.

THE AUTHOR cowers against a wall, from the GHOST CREATURE.

ASH lands on the ground.

THE AUTHOR gives up. It is over.

PAN UP FROM EARTH.

CUT TO:

51 SPACE.

Earth is covered in dark clouds.

CUT TO:

52 END CREDITS.





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