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The Professor of Time Season 1

Novel By: Mathew Nicolson
Science fiction



When Kendra Melbourne meets the mystical Professor, her life changes forever. She's taken on a world of adventures through time and space. But her life won't be easy, and dark forces are stirring... View table of contents...


Chapters:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Submitted:Jul 20, 2011    Reads: 13    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


1 OPENING CREDITS.

CUT TO:

2 FAIRGROUND.

People are running about, happy. Lots of noise from
machines and children, litter everywhere
(naturally). Basically a normal theme park.

Or is it? Nobody is going near the 'haunted house'. It is
deserted - no worker, no kids, and not any litter around it
at all.

A SYLVESTER - young, enthusiastic, annoying - wanders up to
an ATTENDANT, dragging his older sister KENDRA -
intelligent, nerdy, 20 - with him.

SYLVESTER
Hello sir, why can't I go on the
haunted house?

ATTENDANT
It's Out Of Order, it is. Nobody
goes on that, not since...

He rubs his chin, thinking.

ATTENDANT
Well, I can't remember anyone going
on it.

KENDRA
(noticing there's an
interesting story here)
Why's that?

ATTENDANT
I've only worked here five months,
and all I do is sell candy-floss,
so it could be anything.

KENDRA
You've not heard any rumours then?

ATTENDANT
Rumours? I'm not sure I know what
you mean?

SYLVESTER
Gossip!

KENDRA
He didn't mean it like that, Syl.

She turns to the attendant.

KENDRA
But can't you just put an Out of
Order sign on it?

ATTENDANT
None of my business, that is. Now
if you'll excuse me, this young
girl here would like some candy
floss...

He wanders off.

SYLVESTER
Can't we go on it anyway?

KENDRA
No, no. It could be dangerous.

Sylvester sighs.

KENDRA
Here... why don't you go on the
large slide again?

SYLVESTER
And let you take all the credit for
discovering their secret!?

Kendra's annoyed he realised so quickly.

KENDRA
I'm not trying to find a secret, I
just want to... look around.

SYLVESTER
Well, tell me what you find.

KENDRA
Sure.

Sylvester runs off.

Kendra walks to the Haunted House and peeps inside one of
the windows.

ATTENDANT
I told you miss, it's out of
bounds!

KENDRA
I know, but...

She stops.

The Haunted House has turned on. The carts are spinning,
music is playing and laughter and screams are heard.

ATTENDANT
What did you do? You're some
undercover agent, aren't you?

KENDRA
I did nothing!

People are gathering round to see it.

ATTENDANT
They must have fixed it!

KENDRA
Maybe... but...

A cart moves out of the house, and stops.

ATTENDANT
Has it stopped?

KENDRA
No, the music is still playing...

The Attendant feels himself pulled to it - like a magnet.

ATTENDANT
Help me!

But too late, he is pulled into a cart, and he falls into
the cart. The cart rapidly moves forward and into the
Haunted House.

Everyone stares in horror.

Cue evil laugh sound effect from house.

Kendra runs back.

KENDRA
Syl, where is he? SYLVESTER!?

WOMAN
It's stopped!

Kendra turns again, to face the haunted house. It has
indeed stopped.

SECURITY GUARD
What's going on here?

WOMAN
A man has been abducted! Phone the
police!

News quickly spreads. Shot on Kendra, looking for
Sylvester.

Several policemen run in, and do stuff. Shot still on
Kendra.

Shot finally changes - to Sylvester. He has sneaked behind
the haunted house.

KENDRA
SYLVESTER!!

She runs, but it stopped by a guard.

GUARD
Sorry ma'am, you can't go.

KENDRA
My brother is in
there! Sylvester!!

GUARD
Five people have gone missing, we
can't-

KENDRA
Five? FIVE? You mean four people
have previously gone missing and
you're doing NOTHING?

GUARD
We're currently undergoing invest-

KENDRA
I don't care, but my brother is NOT
being added to that list!

She pushes him out of the way and runs to the haunted house.

But he is gone. She runs behind it, and he's still gone.

GUARD
(appearing behind her)
See? There's nothing there.

Kendra notices the door.

KENDRA
The service door has recently been
opened. I'll have to go in after
you.

GUARD
Ma'am, I have to insist-

KENDRA
Yeah, you're very good at that,
aren't you?

Ignoring him, she going inside. The guard, angry, follows
her, but the door slams shut. He gasps.

PAN TO:

3 CONTROL ROOM.

An alien sits, wearing a CROWN.

COMPUTER
Two humans have entered the
establishment.

ALIEN
Uninvited?

COMPUTER
Correct.

ALIEN
The perception filter has
failed! Diagnostic report?

COMPUTER
Interruption, an unrecognized
frequency.

ALIEN
The source?

Beeping.

COMPUTER
The Time Vessel!

The ALIEN turns around, shot from behind to hide it's
face. A cabinet is sitting on the side of the room.

COMPUTER
Please input designation of the two
humans mentioned.

ALIEN
(casually, still concentrating
on the sabinet)
Kill them.

COMPUTER
Processing command. Estimated
time, 18 seconds.

CUT TO:

4 HAUNTED HOUSE SERVICE CORRIDOR

KENDRA
Sylvester? SYLVESTER?

Zap!

She is attracted to the walls, like a magnet.

She struggles, but it is no use.

Metal bars wrap around her.

COMPUTER
Please select cause of death.

KENDRA
What?

COMPUTER
Available options: Electrocution,
sliced in half by a laser and
burning.

KENDRA
No, no!

COMPUTER
Default is electrocution. You have
20 seconds left to decide.

KENDRA
No, no... HELP ME!!!

COMPUTER
18 seconds. 17 seconds.

KENDRA
Wait, please, I have a question!

COMPUTER
Ask. This will not delay the
timer.

KENDRA
What is happening to my brother!?

COMPUTER
The same fate as you.

KENDRA
NO!

CUT TO:

5 CONTROL ROOM.

COMPUTER
Neither have chosen yet.

ALIEN
I have studied the humans. They
will not decide, they are too
feeble.

CUT TO:

6 HAUNTED HOUSE SERVICE CORRIDOR

COMPUTER
9 seconds. 8 seconds. 7 seconds.

Kendra struggles, but it is no use.

COMPUTER
5 seconds. Until further notice,
your death will be
electrocution. 2 seconds.

KENDRA
Please, PLEASE!

COMPUTER
1 second...

THE PROFESSOR - intelligent, brave, young - runs in.

THE PROFESSOR
I command you to stop!

Kendra looks up in hope.

The Professor buzzes with his sonic device, and the metal
bars disappear.

COMPUTER
Data corrupt. Recovery mode
activated...

Kendra, panting, falls to her feet.

KENDRA
Who are you?

THE PROFESSOR
I'm the - ooh, look at that!

He runs over to where she was attached to the wall, and
touches the wall.

ZAP! The Professor cries out.

KENDRA
What?

THE PROFESSOR
A static shock. Ow...

He sucks on his finger. She is unimpressed.

KENDRA
Tell me this is a joke.

The Professor turns to her.

THE PROFESSOR
This is a joke.

Pause.

KENDRA
What?

THE PROFESSOR
You obviously believe this is real,
or you would have accepted it!

KENDRA
My brother, Sylvester.

The Professor looks at her, seriously.

THE PROFESSOR
What happened to him?

KENDRA
He came in here. I followed him,
and... is he dead?

THE PROFESSOR
I doubt it, I shut down the
system for at least, ooh, 30
seconds

Kendra looks at him, waiting for him to realise.

THE PROFESSOR
That's about now, isn't it?

KENDRA
Yeah...

COMPUTER
Computer rebooted.

THE PROFESSOR
Run!

KENDRA
What about Sylvester!?

He grabs her arm and pulls her.

THE PROFESSOR
I SAID RUN!

They run to the service door, and out of it.





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