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Apollo, leader of the spaceship SS Mayflower, is due to be executed after a coup is led against him by the evil Seryth. Médion watches the biased news, anxiously. Eugene is a 21st century wormhole expert. Fate will throw them together as a wormhole opens. Will Apollo and Médion abandon their lives on the spaceship and stay in the 21st century? View table of contents...


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Submitted:Jul 21, 2011    Reads: 16    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


BEDROOM.

Médion wakes up.

He gets out of bed, and gets dressed.

He looks out the window. It is a sunny day!

CUT TO:

LIVING ROOM.

He goes down the stairs, content with life.

He moves into the kitchen,

CUT TO:

KITCHEN.

He begins pouring Ceres' Serpent Cereal.

When suddenly-

AUTOMATED VOICE
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
lights.

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LIVING ROOM.

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
SEEN OUTSIDE...

Médion moves to the window, transfixed.

Readings near the window say 'OXYGEN BUBBLE STABLE'

So he opens the window, and looks out sadly.

CUT TO:

EXT. SPACESHIP.

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
background...

CUT TO:

OPENING CREDITS.

PAN TO:

EXECUTION ROOM.

APOLLO is lying in the execution bed, looking relaxed.

SERYTH
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
execution.

VOICE
And... cut to adverts!

Apollo smiles.

APOLLO
Sorta ruins the mood, doesn't
it? You can't even do an execution
right.

SERYTH
Shut up! I won the revolution, not
you!

SERYTH
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
d'etat, personally.

SERYTH
I said SHUT IT!

VOICE
And, we're live!

Seryth turns to the camera.

SERYTH
We will now see the traiter be
ruthlessly electrocuted by me...
Seryth Fire. I warn you, it could
be hours before death.

APOLLO
Oh, I doubt it, what with the
unreliability of electricity since
the coup- sorry, revolution-

He is zapped.

Seryth turns to him.

SERYTH
Any last requests?

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LIVING ROOM.

Médion watches this on the television, annoyed.

APOLLO
(on television)
Well it's not like you're going to
grant them.

SERYTH
Because it would involve murder and
other such heinous acts, no
doubt! Now, watch as this
abomination-

CUT TO:

EXECUTION ROOM.

APOLLO
Just get on with it!!

SERYTH
Gladly.

He walks over to the other side of the room, and pulls a
switch.

Everything begins going white and a rushing sound can be
heard-

CUT TO:

LIVING ROOM.

The same thing happens here.

CUT TO:

EXT. SPACESHIP.

It's all white-

When suddenly-

It goes back to normal.

FADE TO:

2010. RESEARCH LAB.

Caption reads "3012 Years Previously"

EUGENE HENDERSON sits in his laboratory, drinking tea. The
radio is playing songs from the 60s.

RADIO ANNOUNCER
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.

EUGENE
No way...

He gets up, grabs a coat and runs out the door.

PAN TO:

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
greenery.

MÉDION
(offscreen)
Hey! Can anyone hear me!? Hello!?

Among some bushes and trees in the distance is Médion,
looking around.

Apollo stands up, dazed.

MÉDION
Help!! Is anyone there!?

Apollo walks through to him.

Médion screams, and falls backwards.

MÉDION
It's... It's you!

APOLLO
You expected someone else?

MÉDION
You were being executed!

APOLLO
Yes, I was there. But obviously
right now I'm not.

MÉDION
What happened?

APOLLO
I don't know. Did you see a white
light?

MÉDION
Yes.

A car drives past in a nearby road. Médion screams again.

APOLLO
It's just a car!

MÉDION
A WHAT?

APOLLO
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.

MÉDION
Wait... are you suggesting-

APOLLO
I'm sure.

MÉDION
And we're-

APOLLO
Indeed. Either one of us is
dreaming, or we've traveled through
time and space.

MÉDION
Through time and space?

APOLLO
We need to find out more! We need
to look around.

He walks along to the road, and looks around. Médion
reluctantly follows.

CUT TO:

CAR.

EUGENE gets into it.

EUGENE
If this is another radioactive
bird, I may kill myself. But if
it's not...

He pulls the throttle, and begins driving.

CUT TO:

MAIN ROAD.

APOLLO and MÉDION make their way to it.

Médion jumps back as a car goes past.

APOLLO
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
destruction!

MÉDION
Right.

He pinches himself.

APOLLO
So, time travel is probably more
likely.

MÉDION
That's not something I ever thought
I'd hear...

They hear a car from behind them.

They both turn instinctively.

The car drives up.

EUGENE gets out.

EUGENE
Yes! It happened! It
happened!! The wormhole chose me!!

Apollo and Médion look at each other.

APOLLO
A wormhole, you say?

EUGENE
Yes, yes!

APOLLO
Tell me more.

EUGENE
Come, I'll drive you to my base!

Apollo happily gets into the car. He looks up at Médion.

APOLLO
Well, come on then!

Médion gets into the car.

CUT TO:

INT. CAR.

They both sit in the back, awkwardly.

EUGENE
Don't feel so awkward, you're not
the first. Tell me, are you before
or after the Ottoman-Russian wars?

APOLLO
After, I'd expect...

EUGENE
I wasn't involved with those - they
materialised in France ... They
decided to go back, but I can't
understand why.

They arrive.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE.

They get out, and walk towards the house.

EUGENE
Ah, you're not like those poor
chaps I heard about from the
trenches, are you?

APOLLO
The trenches of the western front,
or The Great Europan trenches?

EUGENE
Um. World War One.

APOLLO
Ah. Not from there, no.

CUT TO:

INT. BUILDING.

They walk inside.

EUGENE
So where are you from?

MÉDION
Woah!

He runs through the building.

MÉDION
A house! An actual house!

APOLLO
Don't mind him, it's a bit of a
shock. May I see your equipment?

EUGENE
Yes, certainly!

CUT TO:

COMPUTER ROOM.

They walk inside. EUGENE sits down at a computer, and
switches it on, showing a line graph.

EUGENE
This is a graph of wormhole
activity in the last house. See
that spike there? That's you.

APOLLO
How fascinating. So, I assume we
traveled through a wormhole
then? Did you cause it?

EUGENE
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
energy.

APOLLO
Which created the link, right.

EUGENE
You're taking this very well.

He gasps.

EUGENE
Herbert's playing a trick on me,
isn't he!? You're just an actor?

APOLLO
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.

APOLLO
And who are you?

EUGENE
I'm Eugene. I guess I'm the man
that's going to introduce you and
your friend to the 21st century.

FADE TO:

KITCHEN.

EUGENE
And this thing here, is a freezer.

MÉDION
You mean, the food isn't
automatically preserved? You have
to freeze it!?

EUGENE
Of course!

APOLLO
How primitive.

Eugene sighs.

FADE TO:

BEDROOM.

EUGENE
You will sleep on these.

MÉDION
These are like the beds on the
ship.

APOLLO
Yes, I'm quite surprised at all the
similarities. They must have based
the ship on 21st century designs.

EUGENE
Well, I'm glad you approve.

FADE TO:

BEACH.

MÉDIOS is down by the sea, splashing about. EUGENE and
APOLLO stand, watching.

EUGENE
Don't you want to feel the sea,
too?

APOLLO
I had a swimming pool in my private
quarters. This isn't much more
impressive.

EUGENE
Tell me, Apollo... Why were you
stuck on that spaceship?

APOLLO
We... I shouldn't say. I don't
want you changing history.

Eugene sighs.

EUGENE
Fair enough. Come on, I have more
to show you...

FADE TO:

COMPUTER ROOM.

It is night. EUGENE enters.

Eugene picks up an audio recorder.

EUGENE
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
choice.

PAN TO:

WAREHOUSE.

Caption reads "3012 years later..."

SERYTH storms through it.

SERYTH
HOW!! HOW!?!?!!?!

He storms up to a scared scientist.

SERYTH
YOU!!!

SCIENTIST
Me!?

SERYTH
DO A SCAN FOR ANY UNUSUAL
TECHNOLOGY!!!

The scientist does so. After a moment there is beeping.

SERYTH
WHAT?!

SCIENTIST
You... you won't believe this, sir.

SERYTH
TELL ME!!!

SCIENTIST
This data... If I didn't know
better, I'd say it were a
wormhole...

Seryth has a moment of realisation.

SERYTH
From now on, you will follow my
strict instruction. I want you to
build something for me...

The scientist looks confused.

FADE TO:

BEDROOM.

Caption reads "3012 Years Previously". MÉDION is
asleep. Apollo is sitting in bed, reading.

It is morning.

EUGENE enters. He sits down.

EUGENE
Apollo... Médion... I have
something to say to you.

They look up at him.

EUGENE
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.

MÉDION
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?

EUGENE
A very clever man set up our
organisation. I know little more
about our history than that.

APOLLO
What did you come to tell us?

EUGENE
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
travellers.

APOLLO
You're going to ask us whether we
want to stay here?

EUGENE
I - yes.

MÉDION
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.

APOLLO
That's exactly why we were
there. But our ansestors has no
choice! The Earth was burning!

Eugene reacts to this.

EUGENE
Burning?

APOLLO
Sorry, I shouldn't have mentioned
it. forget it.

EUGENE
Right... So... do you choose the
same?

APOLLO
I don't know.

MÉDION
That makes a change!

APOLLO
I can't just leave my people.

MÉDION
If you go back, they'll kill you!

APOLLO
I shall walk to think about it.

EUGENE
Alright. You have about 20
minutes.

Apollo gets up. Médion follows.

CUT TO:

EXT. HOUSE.

They walk down.

APOLLO sniffs the air.

APOLLO
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.

MÉDION
Well, I like the ice cream. So I'm
staying.

They hear lasershots.

They both run to the house.

PAN TO:

COMPUTER ROOM.

Pan up from EUGENE's body, to SERYTH, holding a laser.

APOLLO and MÉDION enter!

SERYTH
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
falls unconcious.

SERYTH
That's for embarrassing me on live
television in front of half a
million!!

He looks up at Médion, and grins.

SERYTH
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
happen... Goodbye!

He presses a button, and both him and APOLLO's body
disappear.

Médion watches helplessly.

MÉDION
Apollo...

He slumps to the ground, next to EUGENE's body.

PAN TO:

EXECUTION ROOM.

Caption reads "5013. SS MAYFLOWER"

SERYTH appears with APOLLO.

SERYTH
The situation... has been dealt
with. Place him in the chamber!

He turns to a window, showing a pleasant day, and grins.

SERYTH
What a lovely day.

He turns to Apollo, who is now in the chamber, regaining
conciousness.

A beeping of a heartbeat can be heard.

SERYTH
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.

CUT TO:

COMPUTER ROOM. 2011.

MÉDION is slumped on the ground, despairing.

Suddenly, a wormhole opens above him.

He reaches up-

And walks through it-

CUT TO:

HILL.

He steps out, and is overwhelmed by the view.

In the near distance, is the smouldering wreck of the SS
MAYFLOWER...

CUT TO:

END CREDITS.





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