Genesis--Scene One: Mr. Roboto (The Cut Musical Number)

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Well this is just for fun. It came to me today and I knew right away that I had to write it out once I got the chance. If Genesis (sequel to Absolution) were a musical. This is how it would start. Or at least, this would be in there at some point. Enjoy!!

Submitted: July 15, 2009

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Submitted: July 15, 2009

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SCENE
INT. ROOM (SPACE SHIP)-TIME UNKNOWN

SAVANNAH abruptly sits up screaming awaking ZOIE who sleeps in the cot beside her.Panicking, Zoie looks over at her before she calms down a bit.They are in a tiny sterile white room with a sliding door and a small round window that is by Savannah’s bed.Once she stops screaming.It becomes completely silent.

ZOIE

What’s wrong with you?!

SAVANNAH

I had a dream.

(Mysterious beginning to Mr. Roboto by The Styx starts to play)

ZOIE
What?
SAVANNAH

It was a weird dream.

She stands up walking over to Zoie who intently watches her.There is even something musical about the way she talks and the way she walks.

ZOIE

Tell me.

SAVANNAH

I don’t know.

ZOIE

You must tell me.

SAVANNAH

A strange dream it was.

FLASHES: INT. MYSTERIOUS DARK ROOM

Fog spills everywhere.It looks as if they are in the same space ship.Nobody moves.There are a bunch of people in the room but it’s dark and they are silluettes.

SAVANNAH

No. I can’t.It’s embarrassing.

(Music stops.Silence)
ZOIE
What?No!Tell me!Tell me!Tell me!

(Music starts to play again)

SAVANNAH
Maybe.
FLASHES: INT. MYSTERIOUS DARK ROOM

The people move so gracefully it is as if they are floating.They move to the music.Still the mysterious beginning.They all part creating a circle around the floor, which starts to move while they stand there watching.

ZOIE

Oh Savannah!You must tell me.

SAVANNAH

Oh fine then.It all started somewhere.I’m not

really sure where but everybody was there…

CUT TO: INT. MYSTERIOUS DARK ROOM

Somebody slowly starts to move up through the floor on a platform like a rock star.Some great entertainer.A light shines on the moving platform yet the person is still a shadow with their back to everybody while looking at the ground.All around the shadows start to move.They lift their hands, they have spirit hands as the music starts to speed up a little bit.Savannah is seen amongst them.Some faces are hard to make out but it is possible.Everybody who is known is there.Savannah moves towards the light a little bit though along with Zachary who pushes her behind himself as he watches the mysterious new comer still rising out of the floor.(Savannah sings on her own and Zachary does not sing at all.They do not belong to the left or the right.)

SAVANNAH
(sings)

Domo arigoto Mr. Roboto.

RIGHT HALF
(sings)

Domo arigoto, Mr. Roboto.

Mata ah-oo hima de.

LEFT HALF
(sings)

Domo arigoto, Mr. Roboto

Himitsu wo shiri tai

All together they hum as the music is faster along with the platform.The person in the shadows turns around and faces everybody.They wear a metal mask making them look like a Darth Vader or a Doctor Doom while they stand there.Everybody has their hands in the air continuing the crazy spirit fingers until MR. ROBOTO starts to sing while still standing on the platform, which is slightly raised.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

You’re wondering who I am.

RIGHT HALF
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a big secret.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

Machine or mannequin.

LEFT HALF
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a secret.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

With parts made in Japan.

EVERYBODY
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a secret.

MR. ROBOTO

I am the modern man.

There is a giant explosion sound and Mr. Roboto jumps off walking towards Zachary and Savannah while everybody keeps away from them.Zachary pushes Savannah away from him while he “protects” her from Mr. Roboto.When Mr. Roboto sings here, he uses his hands like the ideal stereotypical talking Italian.There is a lot of emotion going on here.(Mr. Roboto actually loves Savannah, but she is out of reach.)

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

I've got a secret i've been hiding under my skin
My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain i.b.m.
So if you see me acting strangely, don't be surprised
I'm just a man who needed someone, and somewhere to hide
To keep me alive-just keep me alive
Somewhere to hide to keep me alive

Mr. Roboto finally reaches them and pushes Zachary out of the way.Instantly, he grabs onto Savannah who is not afraid of him even when she looks at his mask.He clings to her.There is much passion as his fingers embrace her two arms while he stares straight into her eyes.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

I'm not a robot without emotions-I'm not what you see
I've come to help you with your problems, so we can be free
I'm not a hero, (I'm not a saviour, forget what you know)
I'm just a man whose circumstances went beyond his control
Beyond my control-we all need control
I need control-we all need control

Mr. Roboto releases Savannah and backs away from her.It is as if he’s pleading with her.Zachary runs towards him but he punches Zachary in the face and knocks the guy unconscious.Some of the people come over picking him up and carry him away.All Mr. Roboto does is stare into Savannah’s eyes.All Savannah does is stare at his metal face.

MR. ROBOTO

I am the modern man.

RIGHT HALF
(sings)

Secret, secret he’s got a big secret.

MR. ROBOTO

Who behinds a mask.

LEFT HALF
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a big secret.

MR. ROBOTO

So know one else can see

EVERYBODY
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a big secret.

MR. ROBOTO

My true idtenity!

There is another explosion like sound and Savannah lunges forward throwing her arms around him.The two embrace each other.It’s more or less like Phantom of the Opera with the Phantom and Christine together.She stands there gazing into the tiny slits that are his eyes.One hand embraces him while she uses the other to run down the mask.

EVERYBODY
(sings)

Domo arigoto, Mr. Roboto.

RIGHT HALF
(sings)
Domo.
LEFT HALF
(sings)
Domo.
EVERYBODY
(sings)

Domo arigoto, Mr. Roboto.

RIGHT HALF
(sings)
Domo.
LEFT HALF
(sings)
Domo.
EVERYBODY
(sings)

Domo arigoto, Mr. Roboto.

RIGHT HALF
(sings)

Domo arigoto, Mr. Roboto.

LEFT HALF
(sings)

Domo arigoto, Mr. Roboto.

(In the background, this continues.First right, then left then everybody as they continue to say “domo arigoto Mr. Roboto)

SAVANNAH
(sings)

For doing the jobs that nobody wants to
And thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For helping me escape just when I needed to
Thank you-thank you, thank you
I want to thank you, please, thank you…

Savannah goes to pull the mask off Mr. Roboto but he pushes her hand away from her and runs away from her.So she chases after him.He spins around facing her but is standing on the platform again.She stands a few feet away from him.The two gaze across the room at each other.To the beat of the music, Savannah takes one step at a time while looking up at him in awe.She stops right before the platform and does not climb onto it.All she does is stand there.The two gaze at each other.

MR. ROBOTO

The problem’s plain to see…

Mr. Roboto puts out his hand.
MR. ROBOTO

Too much technology.

Savannah takes his hand.

MR. ROBOTO

Machines to save our lives.

Savannah climbs onto the platform with the help of him.She mouths the name: Kaden.All she does is stand there gazing at him again.

MR. ROBOTO

Machines dehumanize.

Again, Savannah mouths the name: Kaden.This time, Mr. Roboto pulls Savannah close to him.There is still much passion in the way he embraces her arms as he pulls her into a hug.He wounds an arm around her waist while she drapes a hand over his shoulder while touching the other hand against the cheek of his mask.Mr. Roboto lies his other hand against her hand while they stand there together.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

The time has come at last

RIGHT HALF
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a secret.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

To throw away this mask.

LEFT HALF
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a secret.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

Now every one can see…

EVERYBODY
(sings)

Secret, secret, he’s got a secret.

MR. ROBOTO
(sings)

My true identity!

Mr. Roboto uses his hand and Savannah’s hand to tear off the mask revealing that it has been KADE this whole time.Savannah grins, she’s shocked and happy all at the same times while she stands there.She gets up on her tippy toes that way she is closer to his face while gazing into his eyes.

KADE

I’m Kaden.Kaden.Kaden.Kade…

The last n is cut off because Savannah interrupts by pulling herself even closer by wounding her arms around his neck.She presses her lips against his and the two stay on the platform kissing each other as it starts to sink back into the floor.The light that shines on them starts to fade away before the platform is completely gone.The room is dark again leaving everybody there.They all look around and start to chatter before walking away.Zachary lies on the ground unconscious still.The only movement is the fog rising.It becomes thicker and thicker and thicker.

CUT TO: INT. ROOM (SPACE SHIP)

Zoie sits there staring at Savannah as if she’s insane and all Savannah does is giggle.

END

***Mr. Roboto was originally written by Dennis DeYoung. I only changed the words in the part where they go "Secret, secret, he's got a secret" other than that (Even that) the entire song belongs to him and the band Styx. Not me. I'm not cool enough or brilliant enough to come up with such an incredible song.

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Mr. Roboto - Styx


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