The Catacombs The Production Guide
Script To Screen: The Last Sunset
by Martin Willey

Script To Screen


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The original story idea for The Last Sunset was conceived during pre-production of Space 1999. Inspired by Marghanita Laski's 1959 television play, The Offshore Island, Christopher Penfold wrote the final shooting script, dated 16th July 1974.

Here is a page from the original script. Right is the script cover, with a sunset doodled by Martin Landau.

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119 CONTD.

HELENA realises this fact can lead only to a loss of
hope. She changes the subject. She looks up at
MORROW's anxious face.

HELENA

Paul, give Alan a hand getting us
some air.

MORROW looks up at HELENA, and then down at SANDRA's
unconscious face.

HELENA

(gently)

She's going to be alright.

MORROW squeezes SANDRA's limp hand and releases it.
He stands up and goes to work with CARTER at the door
of the Module.

CARTER

There's twenty-seven serviceable
Eagles available to search for
us. A pound to a pinch of porridge
not one of still on the
deck.

With that he sets to work with a vengeance hurling debris
away from the door. And MORROW joins in as though
possessed.

120 EXT. MOON SURFACE. SFX.

KOENIG's P.O.V..

As he looks out through the Eagle screens, the landscape
is featureless, covered with finely rippled dust and
quite unbroken.

121 INT. EAGLE COMMAND MODULE.

KOENIG, with MATHIAS beside him, looks out over the
surface. MATHIAS turns to KOENIG.

MATHIAS

We are directly over the last point
of radar contact, Commander.

KOENIG

Not much of a New World is it?
Not much of a place to be lost in...

KOENIG turns and banks the Eagle.


Copyright Martin Willey