excerpt from a sci-fi project
This is my first attempt at screenwriting. This is a script for the ± 1-minute teaser. The formatting is a bit messed up due to restrictions on WordPress (plus my poor HTML skills).
Please note that some of the contents are hidden to protect the story.
Tagline: After realising that sending messages to Earthlings was a bad idea, (contents hidden) SCRIPT TITLE: Untitled (Teaser) INT.MARSNIK 1 LAUNCH CONTROL ROOM, THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME, RUSSIA SUPER: THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME, RUSSIA.OCT 10, 1960 Russia’s first Mars mission is getting ready for the launch. MAN 1 (SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN) All systems go. MAN 2 (SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN) Everybody, stay focused.We are creating history. THE BIG SCREEN IN THE MIDDLE Begins countdown MAN 3 Presses a button on the keyboard when the countdown reaches 9. An explosion is heard outside. Everybody panics, but (contents hidden) CUT TO: SUPER: OCT 14, 1940. THE BAIKONUR COSMODRUM, RUSSIA MAN 1 (SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN) Everybody, pay attention now. Everybody is focused on their screens. The big screen in the middle is showing the countdown from 7. MAN 1 (SPEAKING IN RUSSIAN) CONT'D We don’t want another mistake. The countdown screen reaches 0, and a blast is heard. A brief pause before everyone begins to clap. MAN 3 Calmly walks over to an unattended computer and presses a button. The communication screen next to the countdown screen flickers and (contents hidden) CUT TO: INT. (contents hidden) SUPER: NOV 30, 1964 A group of scientists are tracking an alien craft. It is clear that scientists are (contents hidden) SCIENTIST ONE Is everybody ready? MAN 3 (TYPING ON THE COMPUTER) Almost SCIENTIST ONE What’s going on? MAN 3 I am resetting the time and date. Man 3 presses a few buttons, his computer screen reads” New connection established” MAN 3 (CONT'D) Done. Come to mama baby. CUT TO: INT. INSIDE AN UNMANNED SPACECRAFT A tiny screen shows the “connection stable” sign. Then it changes to “connection terminated” followed by (contents hidden) CUT TO EXT. OUTER SPACE A spacecraft is travelling. It slowly changes its course towards the planet it was flying by. Then it quietly (contents hidden) CUT TO: INT. (contents hidden) SUPER: (contents hidden) MAN 3 This should work. He is in front of his computer that is displaying the word (contents hidden) The computer displays a planet changing into a various types (contents hidden) MAN 3 (CONT'D) Here we go. (contents hidden) welcomes you. (chuckles) CUT TO: EXT: MARTIAN SURFACE. A craft approaches the Martian atmosphere. As the craft gets closer , the surface changes dramatically (contents hidden)