Médion wakes up.
He gets out of bed, and gets dressed.
He looks out the window. It is a sunny day!
He goes down the stairs, content with life.
He moves into the kitchen,
He begins pouring Ceres' Serpent Cereal.
Power cut in 30 seconds. Please
deactivate any non essential
appliances or you'll run the risk
of a blown fuse.
Médion runs through the kitchen turning off switches and
He does the same.
A whirring sound can be heard, then suddenly the room is
plunged to darkness.
The emergency lighting turns on.
CAMERA PANS ROUND TO THE WINDOW. ONLY, DEEP SPACE CAN BE
Médion moves to the window, transfixed.
Readings near the window say 'OXYGEN BUBBLE STABLE'
So he opens the window, and looks out sadly.
He looks out, through a wooden window, from the spaceship.
CUT TO A DIFFERENT SHOT FROM CELESTIA
Zoom out from the spaceship, showing stars in the
APOLLO is lying in the execution bed, looking relaxed.
In the box is Apollo, former Leader
of SS MAYFLOWER. He is charged
with murder, censorship,
corruption, and other crimes to
evil to name. What you are
witnessing today... is his
And... cut to adverts!
Sorta ruins the mood, doesn't
it? You can't even do an execution
Shut up! I won the revolution, not
Oh, so that's what you're calling
it these days. You sneaked into my
palace, kidnapped me, shot my
guards, and then shot your own
guards to make it look like there
was a fight... I'd call it a coup
I said SHUT IT!
And, we're live!
Seryth turns to the camera.
We will now see the traiter be
ruthlessly electrocuted by me...
Seryth Fire. I warn you, it could
be hours before death.
Oh, I doubt it, what with the
unreliability of electricity since
the coup- sorry, revolution-
He is zapped.
Seryth turns to him.
Any last requests?
Médion watches this on the television, annoyed.
Well it's not like you're going to
Because it would involve murder and
other such heinous acts, no
doubt! Now, watch as this
Just get on with it!!
He walks over to the other side of the room, and pulls a
Everything begins going white and a rushing sound can be
The same thing happens here.
It's all white-
It goes back to normal.
2010. RESEARCH LAB.
Caption reads "3012 Years Previously"
EUGENE HENDERSON sits in his laboratory, drinking tea.
radio is playing songs from the 60s.
And now, for some real music.
Rap begins playing.
Eugene turns the radio off in disgust.
Suddenly, his equipment begins beeping.
Eugene looks at the results.
He gets up, grabs a coat and runs out the door.
ROAD. NEAR GREENERY.
APOLLO lies on the ground with his eyes closed, unconscious.
He opens his eyes suddenly, and sits up.
Everything is blurry... But he is near a road, in some
Hey! Can anyone hear me!? Hello!?
Among some bushes and trees in the distance is Médion,
Apollo stands up, dazed.
Help!! Is anyone there!?
Apollo walks through to him.
Médion screams, and falls backwards.
It's... It's you!
You expected someone else?
You were being executed!
Yes, I was there. But obviously
right now I'm not.
I don't know. Did you see a white
A car drives past in a nearby road. Médion screams again.
It's just a car!
Don't you read? They were used in
ancient times. Roughly the 22nd
century, I think. But I'd need to
see one to be specific.
Wait... are you suggesting-
Indeed. Either one of us is
dreaming, or we've traveled through
time and space.
Through time and space?
We need to find out more! We need
to look around.
He walks along to the road, and looks around. Médion
EUGENE gets into it.
If this is another radioactive
bird, I may kill myself. But if
He pulls the throttle, and begins driving.
APOLLO and MÉDION make their way to it.
Médion jumps back as a car goes past.
Aha! Late 20th century! Or maybe
early 21st! What a fascinating
time period, in my opinion. A
bridge of stability between utter
destruction and more utter
He pinches himself.
So, time travel is probably more
That's not something I ever thought
They hear a car from behind them.
They both turn instinctively.
The car drives up.
EUGENE gets out.
Yes! It happened! It
happened!! The wormhole chose me!!
Apollo and Médion look at each other.
A wormhole, you say?
Tell me more.
Come, I'll drive you to my base!
Apollo happily gets into the car. He looks up at Médion.
Well, come on then!
Médion gets into the car.
They both sit in the back, awkwardly.
Don't feel so awkward, you're not
the first. Tell me, are you before
or after the Ottoman-Russian wars?
After, I'd expect...
I wasn't involved with those - they
materialised in France ... They
decided to go back, but I can't
They get out, and walk towards the house.
Ah, you're not like those poor
chaps I heard about from the
trenches, are you?
The trenches of the western front,
or The Great Europan trenches?
Um. World War One.
Ah. Not from there, no.
They walk inside.
So where are you from?
He runs through the building.
A house! An actual house!
Don't mind him, it's a bit of a
shock. May I see your equipment?
They walk inside. EUGENE sits down at a computer, and
switches it on, showing a line graph.
This is a graph of wormhole
activity in the last house. See
that spike there? That's you.
How fascinating. So, I assume we
traveled through a wormhole
then? Did you cause it?
No, the wormhole has existed here
for centuries, according to reports
of ghost stories, but it's only
recently our group, the Wormhole
Investigation Agency, or WIA for
short, have tried to harness the
Which created the link, right.
You're taking this very well.
Herbert's playing a trick on me,
isn't he!? You're just an actor?
I can assure you, I'm not. My name
is Apollo Sand, I'm the former
leader of the SS MAYFLOWER, I was
born in the year 5,042.
Eugene stares at him in shock.
And who are you?
I'm Eugene. I guess I'm the man
that's going to introduce you and
your friend to the 21st century.
And this thing here, is a freezer.
You mean, the food isn't
automatically preserved? You have
to freeze it!?
You will sleep on these.
These are like the beds on the
Yes, I'm quite surprised at all the
similarities. They must have based
the ship on 21st century designs.
Well, I'm glad you approve.
MÉDIOS is down by the sea, splashing about. EUGENE and
APOLLO stand, watching.
Don't you want to feel the sea,
I had a swimming pool in my private
quarters. This isn't much more
Tell me, Apollo... Why were you
stuck on that spaceship?
We... I shouldn't say. I don't
want you changing history.
Fair enough. Come on, I have more
to show you...
It is night. EUGENE enters.
Eugene picks up an audio recorder.
Day 7. I have introduced them to
the concept of ice cream. Médion,
the stupider one, was
amazed. Apollo took it in his
stride, as usual. There's
something about him... But, they've
both settled in very well. I think
it's soon time to give them the
Caption reads "3012 years later..."
SERYTH storms through it.
He storms up to a scared scientist.
DO A SCAN FOR ANY UNUSUAL
The scientist does so. After a moment there is beeping.
You... you won't believe this, sir.
This data... If I didn't know
better, I'd say it were a
Seryth has a moment of realisation.
From now on, you will follow my
strict instruction. I want you to
build something for me...
The scientist looks confused.
Caption reads "3012 Years Previously". MÉDION is
asleep. Apollo is sitting in bed, reading.
It is morning.
EUGENE enters. He sits down.
Apollo... Médion... I have
something to say to you.
They look up at him.
The wormhole can only stay open for
7 days, 7 hours, and 7 minutes. I
don't know why, but if it's any
longer the equipment fries.
I still don't get that... We don't
even have wormholes in the 51st
century, so how can you have them
in the 21st?
A very clever man set up our
organisation. I know little more
about our history than that.
What did you come to tell us?
This past week... It's been leading
up to a choice you have. It's a
choice we at the various wormhole
institutes always give the time
You're going to ask us whether we
want to stay here?
I - yes.
I'm staying here. Life on the
spaceship was so... pointless. It
was as if, we were just there to
create the next generation, who'd
create the next, and the next,
until we reach our destination.
That's exactly why we were
there. But our ansestors has no
choice! The Earth was burning!
Eugene reacts to this.
Sorry, I shouldn't have mentioned
it. forget it.
Right... So... do you choose the
I don't know.
That makes a change!
I can't just leave my people.
If you go back, they'll kill you!
I shall walk to think about it.
Alright. You have about 20
Apollo gets up. Médion follows.
They walk down.
APOLLO sniffs the air.
The air... How can I choose,
Médion? I cannot live without
this, now I know of it's
beauty. But I cannot leave my
people to the mercy of Seryth.
Well, I like the ice cream. So I'm
They hear lasershots.
They both run to the house.
Pan up from EUGENE's body, to SERYTH, holding a laser.
APOLLO and MÉDION enter!
Ah, and here is my real reason for
being in this pitiful century.
Apollo runs at him. He clubs him with the gun, and Apollo
That's for embarrassing me on live
television in front of half a
He looks up at Médion, and grins.
I'll be taking the last journey, if
you don't mind. The stress of such
frequent travel will cause the
wormhole to cannibalise
itself. Who knows what could
He presses a button, and both him and APOLLO's body
Médion watches helplessly.
He slumps to the ground, next to EUGENE's body.
Caption reads "5013. SS MAYFLOWER"
SERYTH appears with APOLLO.
The situation... has been dealt
with. Place him in the chamber!
He turns to a window, showing a pleasant day, and grins.
What a lovely day.
He turns to Apollo, who is now in the chamber, regaining
A beeping of a heartbeat can be heard.
I wonder if you'll still be
concious when your heart
stops? Only one way to find
out! Nighty night!
He pulls a lever, and sparks fly everywhere.
The beeping intensifies, then stops.
Apollo is dead.
COMPUTER ROOM. 2011.
MÉDION is slumped on the ground, despairing.
Suddenly, a wormhole opens above him.
He reaches up-
And walks through it-
He steps out, and is overwhelmed by the view.
In the near distance, is the smouldering wreck of the SS