The Catacombs Transcripts
By Martin Willey

The Seance Spectre

Screenplay Donald James
Director Peter Medak
Script title "The Mutiny"
Final shooting script 16th September 1976






Cast:

Titles

Martin Landau John Koenig
Barbara Bain Helena Russell
Catherine Schell Maya

In Show Credits

featuring Tony Anholt Tony Verdeschi
Nick Tate Alan Carter
Zienia Merton Sandra Benes
guest star Ken Hutchinson Greg Sanderson
Carolyn Seymour Eva

End Credits

Nigel Pegram cernik
James Snell stevens
Christopher Asante guard

Uncredited

Robert Reeves Command Center Operative (Peter Reeves)
Jenny Cresswell Alphan
Quentin Pierre Security Guard (Pierce Quinton)
Harry Fielder Guard George
Paul Weston Security Guard (Medical)
Candy Wilson, Christine White Maya/child
Caroline Munro Girl in picture #1
Venicia Day Bikini Girl (cut from final print)
Paul Weston Guard/Stunt Arranger
Terry Walsh Guard/Stuntman

Sets:


Int. Command Centre
Int. Medical Centre
Int. Alpha Corridor
Int. Travel Tube
Int. Recreation Centre
Int. Computer Room
Int. Elevator
Int. Eagle Pilot Section
Int. Eagle Passenger Section
Ext. Moon Surface (Area B7)


Hook


1. EXT. MOONBASE ALPHA (SFX)


Eagle leaves base (from series titles).
HELENA (VO): "Moonbase Alpha Status Report. Two thousand and twelve days after leaving Earth orbit. Doctor Helena Russell recording. It is now three weeks since we "

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Tora.
HELENA (VO): " sighted the space phenomenon we call Tora. Within the next twenty four hours "
Eagle leaves Moon.
HELENA (VO): " we shall know whether it is a habitable planet. But false hopes have been raised before, "

3.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

HELENA (VO): " and since Commander Koenig doesn't want to raise false hopes again, he has ordered the few people who are aware of the situation to keep it secret. Command Centre has been put off limits to all but a few chosen personnel."
Narration over: Maya leaves Computer & sits at her desk. Tony moves to his desk.

4.INT. RECREATION CENTRE

The grey haired Cernik plays chess with Eva using perspex tubes for pieces.
SANDERSON (at comms post): "The picture's gone, I don't understand it." ((aggressively)) "We've got a right to know what's happening."
CERNIK: "Well, something is, that's for sure. The Command Centre's off limits, the screens are all blank."
SANDERSON: "We're approaching a planet, a habitable planet, I'm sure of it."
EVA: "You've predicted it before."
SANDERSON: "Well, these things take time to work out."
CERNIK: "But why is Koenig keeping it from us?"
SANDERSON: "Well, I can guess. But why should we guess, let's find out."
Sanderson leads Cernik, Eva & Stevens out.

5.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies under nebula.

6.INT. EAGLE 4 PILOT SECTION

ALAN: "He's just the craziest guy, and he came up to the redhead, you know, um, you know, " ((snaps fingers)) " technical, what's her name?, um..?"
KOENIG: "I don't know.."
ALAN: "Sure you do, you know, the crazy red-... What, you got something?"
KOENIG: "Tora. It's shifting position."

7.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Tora.

8.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

KOENIG: "Maya. My instruments show a change of position."

9.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

KOENIG (VO): "Can that be correct?"
MAYA: "My sensors record a source of internal energy which has caused a definite change of position."
KOENIG (VO): "Keep tracking it."

11.INT. CORRIDOR

Sanderson leads the others up to a black guard outside the Command Centre door.
GUARD: "You know Commander Koenig's orders. Command Centre's off limits."
SANDERSON: "Well. If those are the Commander's orders.." ((strikes to guard's neck, & he falls he chops the back of his neck. He then takes his laser)) "..time they were changed."

12.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

SANDERSON (entering): "Don't tell me, I'm not supposed to be here, right? Well, I am here. And I'm going to find out what you've got on that screen."
TONY: "You're off limits, Sanderson."
Sanderson shoots Tony, Maya (who falls over the command desk) & Sandra as she rises.
SANDERSON: "Eva. Open the Big Screen." ((Eva goes to Koenig's desk. To Cernik:)) "Shut the doors." ((Eva pushes Maya off the desk and sits at it))
-Big Screen (SFX): Tora. (sc 13)

SANDERSON: "Like I said. A planet."
-Command Centre (sc 14)

CERNIK: "But is it habitable?"
SANDERSON: "We'll need another astroprediction for that. Get prepared. Eva, turn of the computers."
Eva switches off the computer banks & lights. They assemble 4 chairs in a circle & raise linked hands.
SANDERSON: "Concentrate...concentrate...total concentration.."
ALL: "Total concentration."
-Big Screen (SFX): Tora.
-Command Centre.

ALL: "Total concentration."
-Big Screen (SFX): Tora.
-Command Centre

ALL: "Total concentration."

15.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies under nebula.

16.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

ALAN: "It can't be."
KOENIG: "It is. We've got to get back immediately. Eagle four to Moonbase Alpha."

18.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


KOENIG (VO): "Koenig to Command Centre- respond."
SANDERSON: "..with trees and grass.."

-Big Screen (SFX): (sc 19)
KOENIG (on screen): "Command Centre, do you read me?"
-Command Centre. (sc 20)

KOENIG (VO): "Calibrations show Tora and Moonbase Alpha on direct collision course."
SANDERSON: "..trees.."
-Big Screen (SFX):
KOENIG: "Go to red alert. Repeat."
SANDERSON (VO): "A habitable planet."
KOENIG: "Go to red alert."
-Command Centre (sc 20)

SANDERSON: "And grass! It's a habitable planet! A habitable planet, the prediction was right, it's a habitable planet!"

FADE OUT

ACT ONE


SEANCE SPECTRE
featuring Tony Anholt
Nick Tate
Zienia Merton
guest stars Ken Hutchinson, Carolyn Seymour
production executive Reg Hill
associate producer F. Sherwin Green
technical director David Lane
lighting cameraman Frank Watts BSC
production designer Keith Wilson
special effects designed and directed by Brian Johnson
writer Donald James
director Peter Medak

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Moon horizon & Tora.

21.EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)

Eagle lands.

22.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Koenig & Alan leave.

23.INT. TRAVEL TUBE (SFX)


Unit speeds off.
Unit speeds on.
Unit slows to a stop.

24.INT. CORRIDOR

Koenig & Alan leave the unit.
KOENIG: "Come on." ((they run up to guards)) "What happened?"
GUARD: "It's Sanderson. He's in there."
SANDERSON (VO, distant): "With trees..and grass!"
Koenig tries his comlock, then knocks on the door.
KOENIG: "Sanderson!"
SANDERSON (background): "The prediction was right."
KOENIG: "Sanderson!"
SANDERSON (background): "The prediction was right!"
KOENIG: "Stand back."
SANDERSON (background): "The prediction was right!"
Koenig fires blue laser beam at door.
SANDERSON (background): "It's a habitable planet!"

25.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


They enter.
SANDERSON: "With trees and grass! The astroprediction was right! It's a habitable planet! It's a -"
Koenig grabs Sanderson & pushes him away.
KOENIG: "Get a Medical team up here right away."

26.INT. CORRIDOR

Medics wheel 4 stretcher trolleys along.

28.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


The stretchers are wheeled out, the mutineers moaning on them. Helena scans Maya.
KOENIG: "How is she, okay?"
HELENA: "She'll be fine."
Koenig draws Helena aside.
KOENIG: "Helena. What is it?"
HELENA: "Autohypnosis."
KOENIG: "As far as I'm concerned it's criminal."
HELENA: "It's greensickness, John, you know the symptoms."

KOENIG: "Is mutiny one of the symptoms?"
HELENA: "Well, it could be, but.. I have to take responsibility."
KOENIG: "Responsibility, for what? Mutiny?"
HELENA: "We all know that surface exploration units like Sanderson's have it rougher than the rest of us. Living out there alone, having nothing to look at but bare rock for a month at a time..they're paying the price. I should have seen it coming."
KOENIG: "None of the other teams ever reacted this way."
HELENA: "Sanderson's team has always done more and stayed out longer. And the other teams are beginning to show signs. I'm going to have to limit surface exploration to fifteen days maximum at a time."
KOENIG: "Alright. Confine Sanderson and his team to Medical Centre. Under guard." ((Helena leaves; Maya, Tony & Sandra back at desks)) "What have we got?"
MAYA: "Internal energy. Electrical storms... rain, sleet.. an atmosphere."
TONY: "That's a vast weather belt in fact."
-Big Screen (SFX): Tora.

KOENIG (VO): "Could we travel straight through it?"
MAYA (VO): "Well, if the atmosphere doesn't clog up our recycling system..there may be a solid centre."
-Command Centre (sc 28)

KOENIG: "Which could mean a planet. Sanderson's habitable planet?"
TONY: "Well, let's hope Maya's instruments are wrong. Cause if Tora's got a hard core and we're on a collision course with it... God help us."
-Big Screen (SFX):

KOENIG (VO): "Alan, have a reconnaissance Eagle prepared."
-Command Centre.

ALAN: "Right."
KOENIG: "Maya, come with me."

29.INT. MEDICAL

Eva, Cernik & Stevens are on beds, while Sanderson is on the operating bed.
HELENA: "My preliminary diagnosis is that you're suffering from a condition that we've termed greensickness."
SANDERSON: "That's a convenient fiction, doctor. It's a neat way to cover Koenig's lies."
HELENA: "Now listen to me carefully, Greg. You were one of the first people assigned to Alpha and the psychological pressures have had longer to build up in you than in everyone else."
SANDERSON: "I don't buy that, doctor."
HELENA: "You want to marry, you want children, you feel that your life is slipping away."
SANDERSON: "And the others."
HELENA: "They follow your leadership. It's no secret that you're the best exploration team leader that we have. You've pulled Cernik and Stevens and Eva out of trouble..a hundred times, they've come to rely on you." ((Sanderson pulls electrodes off)) "You're failing them now, Greg." ((She stands)) "You're behaving irrationally."
SANDERSON: "I'm going to see Koenig."
HELENA: "You can't, you're confined here until further notice."
SANDERSON: "Who's confining me?"
HELENA (using comlock): "Security."

The door opens & 2 guards enter. Sanderson throws them back against each side of the door, then knocks one away. As the other draws his laser Sanderson hits him in the face & throws him into a tray. Sanderson then leaves.

30.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

HELENA (on screen under Big Screen): "Sanderson's on his way to Command Centre. We couldn't stop him."
TONY (drawing laser as Sanderson enters): "Hold it, Sanderson."
SANDERSON: "Alright, where's Koenig?"
ALAN: "Stand where you are."
SANDERSON: "Where is he?"
KOENIG (entering): "Right here. You were confined to Medical Centre."
SANDERSON: "Sure. And that way noone hears what I've got to say about the new planet."

KOENIG: "There is no new planet. So far it's just a weather belt. Until we explore it and maybe, maybe find something else."
SANDERSON: "And when you find the planet?"
KOENIG: "If we find the planet, I'll determine whether or not it's habitable!"
SANDERSON: "There is a habitable planet! But you'll come back denying it!"
KOENIG: "Sanderson, why would I do that?"
SANDERSON: "Because you can't stand the thought of us having a normal life again." ((bitter)) "Because in a normal life style we'd make our own decisions, have children, vote. And there'd be no place for Commander Koenig's dictatorship. That's why he won't tell us the truth."
KOENIG: "If there's a planet out there everyone on Alpha will be told."
SANDERSON: "Some people here may buy that but I don't! Once you're up there how can we be sure what the Eagle computer's really telling you?"
KOENIG: "Alright. Alright. Every piece of data from Tora will be processed here on Moonbase through main computer. Now that way everyone on Alpha will see what's happening as it happens step by step on their screens. Now how does that suit you?"
SANDERSON: "That I'll buy."
Helena & the 2 guards enter.
KOENIG: "Put that Eagle on the pad ready for lift off." ((leaves))
ALAN: "Right." ((uses desk)) "Launch Area. Prepare Eagle One for lift off."
VOICE OVER: "Right, Mister Carter."
ALAN (grabs Sanderson by arm, putting laser to him): "Stand up."

TONY: "So you're beating up the guards now, huh? What the hell is the matter with you, Sanderson?"
HELENA: "He's sick, Tony!"
SANDERSON: "Sick?! No. I just see clearer than the rest of you."
TONY: "Oh yeah? Well everything you see from now on is going to be via the monitors of the Restriction Area. Now get him out of here."
HELENA: "He needs treatment, Tony. I want him back in the Medical centre."
TONY: "Okay. But I want him constantly under guard. And I mean properly this time! Now take him away."

EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)

Eagle launches.

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Koenig & Maya in spacesuits.

EXT. MOONBASE ALPHA (SFX)


Eagle rises over base (as sc 1)
KOENIG (VO): "Eagle One to Alpha. On course for Tora."

31.INT. MEDICAL

Sanderson sits on operating bed.
HELENA: "What we're dealing with here is an extreme manifestation of tension. As the stress builds it results in disorientation and hallucination."
SANDERSON: "As in my case?"
HELENA: "Yes."
SANDERSON: "No!, doctor."
HELENA: "Let's have the treatment completed first and then see if you're so certain of that."

SANDERSON: "What about Eva?"
HELENA: "She's free to go. She's not hallucinating. She's in love."
SANDERSON: "You heard what Doctor Russell said, you're free to go, so go."
EVA: "I'll be in my quarters." ((leaves))

32.INT. CORRIDOR

Eva leaves Medical & pauses by the door labelled 'Medical Substore' ((Koenig's room)). She uses a small panel by the door.
EVA: "Medical emergency..medical emergency..recycling plants one and two...recycling plants one and two.."

33.INT. MEDICAL


Medics hastily ready a stretcher and trays.
TONY (on comms post): "What's happening, Helena?"
HELENA: "I'll let you know as soon as I've found out, Tony." ((they leave))

INT. CORRIDOR

The medics leave Medical: 2 orderlies wheel a stretcher trolley out, followed by 3 nurses carrying trays, then Helena & an orderly with a first aid box. A guard follows them up to the comms post, from behind which Eva emerges.
EVA: "George."
Eva fires a spray canister is his face. George falls. Eva goes up the corridor & stands to the side of the Medical door, using the controls to open the door. The black guard emerges & Eva sprays him. Sanderson & the others run out to her.

34.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle & Tora.

35.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

KOENIG: "Range?"
MAYA: "Range counter seven. How far in do you want to go?"
KOENIG: "Not so far in that we can't pull away at the first sign of gravitational drag. Got a reading?"
MAYA: "Nothing to indicate a planet. There could be anything in the centre of all that."
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): Tora. (sc 36)
-They look at it.
KOENIG: "Alright, let's hook up to Main Computer."
MAYA: "Ready on Main Computer?"

38.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

SANDRA: "Ready to receive data."

39.INT. RECREATION CENTRE

Several Alphans watch Alan on the screen.
ALAN (on screen): "No gravitational trace: you're clear to approach to range three."

40.INT. CORRIDOR

Two guards pass. The four enter the 'Computer Room'.

42.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies over camera.

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION


-Eagle viewport (SFX): Tora
-Koenig & Maya (sc 43)
MAYA: "Range two."
KOENIG: "What have you got, Sahn?"

44.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

SANDRA: "First atmospheric indications- high density..high carbon dioxide content..unbreathable."
-Big Screen (SFX): Koenig (sc 45)

KOENIG: "Are we still clear on gravitational pull?"
-Command Centre (sc 46)

ALAN: "I'm getting a slight tremor here. It could be atmospheric vibration. Or the beginning of a gravity pull."
TONY: "Watch it, John. You could get sucked right into it."

47.INT. COMPUTER ROOM

KOENIG (on desk screen): "I'm going in to range one to confirm negative atmosphere indications. We turn back at the first confirmation of a gravity pull."
SANDERSON: "We've got to make him go all the way in. We've got to make him find that planet."
EVA: "But if the atmosphere's unbreathable then.."
SANDERSON: "Of course it's unbreathable. At the outer limits, it's like Earth's." ((walks to a bank & pulls out a panel))

48.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


Tremor dies on screen.
ALAN: "The tremor's gone, Maya."
TONY: "Looks like you're clear to go in as close as you like."

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

POV closing on yellow mists.

FADE OUT

ACT TWO

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies in mist.

49.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

KOENIG: "Zero gravity? I can't believe it, something's wrong."
MAYA: "Let me switch to the on board computer."
KOENIG: "Maya, everyone on Alpha will think we're holding back information. We stay with Main Computer like I said. Get Tony."
TONY (on screen): "You're clear to approach, John. Zero gravity. Repeat, zero gravity."

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies into mist.

51.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION


KOENIG: "It's impossible. Get him back. Tony. Run a full systems check. You must be wrong."
TONY (on screen): "Okay, Sahn."
MAYA: "Approaching range one."

52.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle in mist.

53.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

SANDRA: "Circuit one - okay. Circuit two - okay. Power lines one through to ten - okay. Circuit three - malfunction!"

55.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Lights flash.
TONY (on screen): "Computer malfunction - turn back now."

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies on in mist.

54.INT. COMPUTER ROOM


They watch a console monitor.
TONY (on screen): "Turn back, John, turn back."
SANDERSON (laughs): "It's too late. Now you'll have to find that planet, Commander."

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

TONY (VO): "Turn back, Eagle One. Do you read me?"

56.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies on.

57.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

They struggle to control it.

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies on.

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies on.

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Shaken.

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle flies on.

58.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION


-Eagle viewport (SFX): planet seen through mist.

MAYA (VO): "Commander, it's a planet."
-Koenig & Maya. (sc 59)

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)


Close on dust.
Eagle flies over dusty landscape (sc 60)
Eagle kicks up dust.
Eagle flies on low over surface.

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Shaken.

60.EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle hits dust bank.

61.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

TONY: "Come in, John. Maya. Respond, please."
SANDRA: "Moonbase Alpha to Eagle One. Moonbase Alpha to Eagle One, come in please."
She looks back to Tony.

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

High angle overview of crash site.

62.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION


High angle overview of Koenig unstrapping himself. He holds Maya's hand.
KOENIG: "Maya. you alright?"
MAYA (after cough): "Yeh."
KOENIG: "Get the helmets."

Coughing, she gets up & goes back. Koenig sees smoke coming from the side & opens a computer panel. Taking a paper strip he peels off the backing & seals it on the hole. Then he uses a small aerosol to spray shaving foam on it. Maya returns with the helmets.
MAYA: "They're.. " ((cough)) ".. both damaged." ((cough))
KOENIG: "Let's get out of here. Seal this off. Come on."
They leave.

63.INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION


They enter & go to Computer.
KOENIG: "Still operational?"
MAYA (coughing, but recovering): "I think so."
KOENIG: "You'd better check the oxygen."
She types at the desk and takes a readout.
MAYA: "Our oxygen recycling plant is less than five per cent effective - insufficient to maintain life."

TONY (appearing on screen): "John. Maya, are you receiving me?"
KOENIG: "Yes, Tony."
TONY: "This is Command Centre to Eagle One, are you receiving me?"
MAYA (typing): "Transmission systems not functioning."

68.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


HELENA (entering): "No response?"
TONY: "No, nothing."

SANDRA: "I have a reading on the damage. Pressure hull pierced. Transmission silenced. Oxygen recycling plant damaged. Engines and guidance systems intact."
TONY: "Intact? Alan. Could you pull them out of there, on remote control?"
ALAN: "We'll give it a try." ((goes to Maya's desk))
TONY (answering his desk): "Yes."
BLACK GUARD (on screen): "Security. We've checked levels C, D, B. No sign of Sanderson."
TONY: "Well, how about level A?"
GUARD (VO): "That was cleared first."
TONY: "Right, well start again from square one. I want Sanderson found."
ALAN: "Ah. I'm getting feedback from Eagle One."

69.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Lights come back.

70.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

ALAN: "I'm firing forward thrusters."

71.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Levers move.

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle fires engines, disturbing dust.

72.INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

Maya & Koenig are thrown forward.
KOENIG: "They've got us on automatic. They're trying to get us out of here."

73.EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle fires plume of dust up.

74.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

ALAN (quietly): "Come on, baby, come on.."

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle fires dust up.

INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

They are thrown back to computer.

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle fires dust up.

78.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

Alan operates controls. Tony taps his fingers. Alan looks crossly at him.

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle fires dust up.

INT. COMMAND CENTRE

Tony touches Helena's shoulder.

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle fires dust up.

INT. COMMAND CENTRE

Alan operates.

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle fires dust up.

72.INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

MAYA: "It's a three hour flight back, Commander. We've only got enough oxygen for one hour."
KOENIG: "Sit down." ((she does)) "I know a source that can create oxygen. Vegetation."

76.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

ALAN: "Lift off!"

75.EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle moves.

INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Rising.

INT. COMMAND CENTRE

ALAN: "We have lift off!"

77.EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Explosion on forward port pod, which is left as the Eagle rises.

INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

They are thrown forward.

EXT. PLANET SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle rises, leaving pod in flame.

INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

MAYA: "But a plant needs the sun, so it can start the photosynthesis process, to turn carbon dioxide into oxygen."
KOENIG: "Or something that replaces the sun - like a bright light."
He turns the lights to bright: Maya goes to him, then looks up. Close on her eyes: vegetation.

INT. COMMAND CENTRE

CU Alan's fingers.

EXT. PLANET ATMOSPHERE (SFX)

Eagle rises in mist.

INT. COMMAND CENTRE

Alan operates. Timelapse to...

79.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Battered Eagle (with only rear starboard foot) flies from Tora.

80.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

ALAN: "Ready launch pad one. We have a damaged Eagle."
TONY: "Alert rescue units."
SANDRA: "All emergency, fire and decontamination units to Eagle hanger bay one."
HELENA: "Stretcher unit to Eagle hanger bay one."

81.INT. CORRIDOR

Men in brown & green 'rescue' jumpsuits run one way as 2 pilots run the other. They pass a stretcher & nurses going into Reception.
HELENA (VO): "Surgical team to Medical Centre immediately."

82.EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)

Eagle descends to pad, it's rear engines towards the tube.

INT. COMMAND CENTRE

ALAN: "Okay, Sahn, bring down the launch pad, let's go."
SANDRA: "Command Centre to Launch Area. Lower Eagle One to launch bay."

82.EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)

Eagle lowered into shaft.

INT. LAUNCH SHAFT (SFX)


Eagle lowered to bottom of shaft.
View up as top of shaft closes.
Eagle reaches bottom of shaft.
View up as shaft roof shuts.

83.INT. ELEVATOR

The 'Pressure Normal' sign is illuminated as Tony, Alan, Helena & 2 orderlies with a stretcher leave the elevator.

84.INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

Koenig is asleep in the vegetation. Beyond Helena leads the others in.
HELENA: "What is it? Where did all this vegetation come from?"
Alan sees Koenig & he & Helena put a mask on Koenig. Tony searches for Maya.
TONY: "Maya. Maya?"
In soft focus vegetation disappears: Maya appears.
TONY: "Maya. You alright?"
MAYA: "Yes."
TONY: "What happened?"
MAYA: "It's oxygen starvation, Helena. The atmosphere couldn't support both of us."
HELENA: "One thing about oxygen deprivation. We can tell fast if there's been any brain damage."
ALAN: "Or else the patient wakes up wondering what all the worried faces are worrying about."
Koenig breathes in.

HELENA: "John? John, do you hear me? John, do you know who I am?"
KOENIG: "I've never seen you before in my life. Doctor Russell."
They smile & he kisses her hand.

FADE OUT

ACT THREE

85.INT. CORRIDOR

Guard leaves travel tube. Sanderson leads the others out of the corridor, through Reception & into the Travel unit.

86.INT. TRAVEL UNIT

They enter the Unit & Sanderson activates it. They sit.

87.INT. TRAVEL TUBE (SFX)

Unit moves off.

88.INT. TRAVEL UNIT


Sanderson gets up & operates controls.
SANDERSON: "That'll do."

89.INT. TRAVEL TUBE (SFX)

Unit stops in tunnel.

90.INT. TRAVEL UNIT

91.INT. COMPUTER ROOM

TONY (by exposed burnt panels): "While we were concentrating on you, Sanderson broke in here and sabotaged the Main Computer."
KOENIG: "Where is he now?"
TONY: "He's in Travel Tube D. But if we try to get to him he'll just mow us down."

92.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


Alan drinks coffee by Maya. Koenig & Tony enter.
KOENIG: "Sahn, get me Travel Tube four, section D." ((a bleep is heard)) "Sanderson. It's urgent that you listen to me."

93.INT. TRAVEL UNIT

KOENIG (on screen): "If you can hear me, let me know, we have no time to lose. We're on a collision course."
SANDERSON: "Oh, you admit there's a planet then?"
KOENIG (on screen): "Well...well, there is a planet, but it's in the earliest stages of formation."

94.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

KOENIG: "There's no green grass, no rivers, no trees. We've arrived fifty million years too early."
SANDERSON (VO): "No, you're lying, Koenig."
KOENIG: "It's not a habitable planet. It's just a weather belt."

95.INT. TRAVEL UNIT


SANDERSON: "Just a weather belt?"
KOENIG: "With a thick core of dust and unbreathable gas."
Beat.

CERNIK: "Sanderson. We've been on your exploration team from the beginning. You've gotten us out of some pretty tight spots."
SANDERSON: "What're you saying?"
STEVENS: "He's saying what we both feel, Sanderson. He's saying out there on the Moon's surface we wouldn't think of questioning your judgement, what you say goes. Plenty of times it's the only way we stayed alive."
SANDERSON: "But?"
CERNIK: "But...well, now we're just not so sure."
STEVENS: "The Commander may be telling the truth."

SANDERSON: "He's lying! He's just trying to make us give up. On our present course we'll be drawn into orbit around Tora."
KOENIG (on screen): "There is no orbit. We'll be swallowed by a vast swamp of dust."
SANDERSON: "No! There is a habitable planet out there. The prediction said so." ((cuts link))

98.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


KOENIG: "We've got to get through to him in time."
TONY: "How?"
KOENIG: "Maya. How long do we have?"
Maya types.
MAYA: "On our present course we collide with the dust planet in eight hours."

KOENIG: "Eight hours. Tony. Is there any way we can alter Tora's trajectory?"
TONY: "Well, no. We just don't have the megatons."
KOENIG: "Okay, then we go round it."
ALAN: "Yeh. Alter the Moon's course."

KOENIG: "Nineteen ninety nine, the way this whole thing started. When the nuclear waste dumps blew up."
MAYA: "You'll trigger deliberately the atomic waste?"
ALAN: "Ah, some of it."

KOENIG: "It's the only way. We have to create an explosion big enough to shift the Moon one or two degrees off it's course."
TONY: "You know that could work - if we had an atomic trigger - and one hell of a lot of luck."
KOENIG: "Maya. Give me a damage forecast on a sudden two degree shift."
MAYA (after typing): "Anticipate severe damage in all sections. High fire risk."
KOENIG: "And people?"
MAYA (after typing): "Forecast zero survival rate."
KOENIG: "Attention all Moonbase personnel."

99.INT. MEDICAL

Helena & nurses watch.
KOENIG (on comms post): "We are faced with the enormous risk of blasting the Moon out of it's present collision course."

100.INT. RECREATION CENTRE

KOENIG (on comms post): "To minimize the risk I am ordering immediate and total evacuation."

101.INT. TRAVEL UNIT


SANDERSON: "Just to stay in command."
EVA: "But suppose he is telling the truth."

SANDERSON: "Trust me. Like you trusted me before. Concentrate." ((they hold hands)) "Concentrate. Concentrate. Total concentration."
ALL: "Total concentration. Total concentration."

102.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

Being dismantled.
KOENIG (to girl holding small unit): "We'd better take that along, just to be on the safe side. Maya." ((draws her aside. Helena appears on monitor under Big Screen)) "Yes, Helena."
HELENA (on screen): "John. Is it really worth taking all this stuff with us?"
KOENIG: "If we can't shift the Moon's course, those Eagles will be our only home."
HELENA (on screen): "How long are we going to survive on a fleet of transporter Eagles? We'll be at each others throats."
KOENIG: "You know a lot of Alphans said the same thing when we split away from Earth."
HELENA (on screen): "The John Koenig philosophy. If there're chips on the table, we're still in the game."
KOENIG: "Right on."
Her face is replaced by the word 'Evacuate' on the screen.

103.INT. EAGLE HANGER (SFX)

Eagle carried sideways past two other Eagles.

103.EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)

Eagle rises to surface by a buggy.

EXT. MOONBASE ALPHA (SFX)

Eagle in foreground, buildings in middle distance, Alpha beyond.

103.INT. LAUNCH SHAFT (SFX)

Eagle at bottom of shaft rises.

103.EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)


Tube extends to an Eagle.
Another Eagle waits on pad.

106.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

Only Koenig's desk is left. Maya is sat on boxes with a checklist while Tony is on the monitors under the Big Screen.
TONY (on screen): "John. All essential equipments on board. The personnel boarding's complete - apart from pads six, eight and nine. Transporter Eagles ready for lift off in nine minutes."
KOENIG: "Sanderson and the others?"
TONY (on screen): "Nah, he's still in the Travel Tube."

KOENIG: "Sanderson. You know the danger of staying here when we trigger the waste dumps. This is your last chance. You can still make it to a boarding station and be evacuated safely. Respond, Sanderson."

107.INT. TRAVEL UNIT

They are in their seance.
KOENIG (on screen):"It's the last chance for all of you. Sanderson, listen to me. Sanderson. Eva. Cernik. Stevens. This is your last chance."
The interruption having spoiled their concentration, a frustrated Sanderson gets up to switch off the screen & the lights on.
SANDERSON: "He'll never do it! He'll never trigger the waste pits while we're still here."
EVA: "Just suppose you're wrong about this habitable planet."
SANDERSON: "I'm not wrong."
EVA: "Just suppose..for a moment...that Koenig is telling the truth about this dust planet. To save the Moonbase, he'll have to trigger off the atomic waste, whether we're still here or not."
SANDERSON: "I have information, Eva. I have the predictions. For the sake of every Alphan, we have to go through with this. Cernik, Stevens?"
CERNIK: "Doctor Russell diagnoses a sickness. She says we all have it. A sickness where the wish for the green planet is so strong that..our decisions are distorted."
SANDERSON: "Do you believe that, or me?"
CERNIK: "Sanderson. Don't you see? We're just not sure any more."
SANDERSON: "After all we've faced together. Suddenly you're just not sure any more!"
CERNIK: "But this is different! It's got to be different."
SANDERSON: "How? Different?"

STEVENS: "You talk about the new planet, Sanderson. You talk about freedom from John Koenig's command. I say let's start now. The four of us. Let's vote on what we do." ((Cernik nods))
SANDERSON: "Vote?"
CERNIK: "Why not? It's Koenig who's the dictator, isn't it?- not you?"
SANDERSON: "Eva?"
EVA: "I think we should vote."
SANDERSON: "Alright. All those in favour of evacuation?"
Stevens puts his hand up. Cernik follows. Then Eva.
EVA: "I'm sorry, Greg."
SANDERSON: "Don't you understand that we have a responsibility to the others?"
CERNIK: "We just took a vote, Greg. Do you abide by it?"
SANDERSON (to screen): "Koenig!"

108.INT. COMMAND CENTRE


SANDERSON (on screen): "We're coming out!"
KOENIG: "Good. The last Eagle lifts off in five minutes."

109.INT. TRAVEL UNIT

Sanderson goes to the controls. Motion begins and the others sit.

110.INT. TRAVEL TUBE (SFX)

Tube speeds off.

111.EXT. MOONBASE ALPHA (SFX)

2 Eagles fly over base. ((from 'Brian The Brain'))

111.EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)


b: Combat Eagle launches.
c: Eagle launches.

111.EXT. MOONBASE ALPHA (SFX)

Many Eagles rise over base.

111.EXT. LAUNCH PAD (SFX)


Eagle launches.
Another Eagle launches (continuation of 111c)

112.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

MAYA: "Evacuation complete, Commander. Two hours and twenty three minutes to collision point."
KOENIG: "Alright. Let's get that atomic trigger in position."
TONY (on screen): "John. Trouble. I just checked the boarding lists. Sanderson's missing. He's still down there, somewhere on Moonbase."
Sanderson bursts in, firing the laser. Koenig jumps back. Maya runs to him to turn him over.

113.EXT. SPACE (SFX)


Moon horizon & Tora.
Ten Eagles under Moon (sc 114)
TONY (VO): "Sanderson, listen to me. There are two hours "

115.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

TONY (VO): " twenty minutes to collision point."
SANDERSON: "To orbit, understand? And then we use the transporters to transfer everyone to the new planet."
MAYA: "We'll be swallowed by red dust and toxic gases."

116.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION


Tony, Sandra & Helena.
TONY: "Sanderson, I'm coming down for you."
MAYA (VO): "There's no time, Tony."

117.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

MAYA: "Stay where you are."
SANDERSON: "You make one move to bring that transporter down - and Maya won't be Maya any more."

FADE OUT

ACT FOUR

EXT. MOONBASE ALPHA (SFX)

Close on base.

117.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

SANDERSON: "Get on that computer. I want to know the moment we go into orbit."
Maya goes to Koenig's desk.
MAYA: "If Tora's atmosphere gets into our recycling system our air will be lethal."
SANDERSON: "The air is clear on Tora!" ((calms)) "Fresh...and pure...and there's water.."

118.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Alan & Eva.
HELENA (on screen): "Eva. You've got to persuade him. It's their only chance."

119.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

EVA (appearing on monitors under Big Screen): "Put the gun away, Greg. Please... You were wrong. We were all wrong. Cernik, Stevens, all of us."
SANDERSON (goes to screen): "You'll thank me for this, Eva. For holding out against them. We'll walk on that planet breathing real air. Not recycled survival gases! Walking on grass amongst trees. Streams, -the prediction- "
EVA (on screen): "The prediction's wrong, Greg. Doctor Russell is right, it's an hallucination. A mirage."
SANDERSON: "You too, Eva? You've gone over to Koenig's side. You know why he's doing it! He has to! To keep us on this barren rock!"
EVA (on screen): "You're wrong, Greg. It's all in your mind! Greg."

120.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

Alan & Eva.
EVA: "Please. Do what the Commander wants. Before all this happened you believed in him. Believe in him now."
SANDERSON (on screen): "Believe in him! I've never believed in him!" ((cuts link))
ALAN: "Tony."
TONY (on screen): "Yeh."
ALAN: "Eva can't get through to Sanderson. I'm going down."
TONY (on screen): "No, Alan. Hold your position. That's an order."

121.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

SANDERSON (screaming): "He's lied to us all along! He's still lying now! And for that he's got to die!"
Koenig wakes to see Sanderson aiming at him. Maya kicks the laser out of his hand. He strangles her. Koenig sees the laser. Out of shot Maya transforms & in slow motion Sanderson rolls across the floor into the boxes. A lizard headed monster stands where Maya stood. Sanderson gets up & runs off.
KOENIG: "Maya. Get the gun."
Maya, back as herself, runs to pick up the gun.
KOENIG: "Fire!" ((she doesn't. He goes to her)) "Why didn't you fire?"
MAYA: "I couldn't, it was jammed on kill."
KOENIG: "We've got less than two hours to set the atomic trigger, let's go."

124.EXT. MOON SURFACE

The silos.

125.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle hovers over hills.

126.INT. EAGLE PILOT SECTION

KOENIG: "There they are. The old nuclear waste silos."
-Eagle viewport (SFX): POV of silos. (sc 127)

KOENIG (VO): "Each of those shafts is ten thousand feet deep and capped with concrete."
-Koenig & Maya (sc 128)

KOENIG: "We'll have to blast one of those concrete caps away, so we can lower the atomic trigger."

129.EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Foreground is a silo as beyond an Eagle is descending to land beyond a hill.

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

2 Eagles, Tora & the Moon.

130.INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION


TONY: "E T A to collision point?"
SANDRA (types): "Fifty seven minutes."
Helena is crouched by them.
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): silos. (sc 131)
-Helena peers (sc 132)

HELENA: "Magnify."
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): track over silos (sc 133)
-Tony looks closely (sc 134)
-Eagle viewport (SFX): silos (sc 135)
-Helena looking (sc 136)
TONY: "What is that thing?"
HELENA: "I don't know, we're not close enough."
TONY: "Well magnify, dammit."
SANDRA: "I am trying."
TONY: "Alan."
ALAN (VO): "Yes, Tony."
TONY: "There's something on the surface. Can you identify from your position?"
ALAN (VO): "Can you give me any coordinates?"
SANDRA: "I've got it."
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): close on buggy (sc 137)

HELENA (VO): "It's a moonbuggy."
-They react (sc 138)

TONY: "That's Sanderson. John. Sanderson's down there waiting for you. Do you read me? Sanderson is waiting for you."
SANDRA: "Scanners indicate that he is amongst the rocks but I cannot pinpoint him from here."
TONY: "D'you got that, John?"

141.INT. EAGLE 2 PASSENGER SECTION

KOENIG (wearing silver spacesuit): "Yeah, Tony, got it. Thanks." ((to Maya)) "How are we doing?"
MAYA: "Okay."

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

2 Eagles in foreground, 8 beyond.

INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION


-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): track over silos.

HELENA (VO): "It's going to be hard to pick him out in this terrain."
ALAN (VO): "We shouldn't be hovering up here."
-Tony, Sandra, & Helena.

ALAN (on screen): " away from all the action."
TONY: "Yeh, I know how you feel, Alan. We can't risk anybody else."
ALAN (on screen): "Sanderson is down there."
TONY: "I know that! If and when we pinpoint Sanderson we'll go down after him, believe me."

143.INT. EAGLE 2 PASSENGER SECTION


Maya sets the trigger.
MAYA: "Setting?"
KOENIG: "Eighteen minutes."
MAYA: "Is that going to give you enough time?"

KOENIG: "That's all the time we've got. Four minutes to blast away the concrete cap...two minutes to attach this device to the silo and get back here..and twelve minutes at full thrust to blast ourselves as far away from here as we can get."
MAYA (packing trigger & leads): "Good luck."
KOENIG: "I'll need it." ((puts on helmet))

145.INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION


-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): silos (sc 145)
-Tony, Sandra & Helena (sc 146)
HELENA: "No sign of him."
TONY: "He's down there somewhere."

EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle 2.

147.INT. EAGLE 2 PASSENGER SECTION

Koenig goes to the door, opens it, & leaves.

148.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

Maya operates a unit labelled 'Laser Control'.

150.EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Laser turret rises on top of Eagle.

151.EXT. MOON SURFACE

Koenig bounces to silos.

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

KOENIG (VO): "I'm at the silo now."
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): pan over hills

MAYA (VO): "Right, Commander. We have no visual of Sanderson. Continuing "

151.EXT. MOON SURFACE


MAYA (VO): " to scan."
Koenig is on top of the silo, lifting leads out the box.
TONY (VO): "Eagle Three calling Eagle Six. Any movement in area three, Alan?"
ALAN (VO): "Eagle Six. Nothing so far, Tony. Will continue search."
-Sanderson emerges from cover of rock, with blaster.
-Koenig lifts 3 limpets out of his pack.
-Sanderson, wearing suit 7, moves for a good position.

EXT. SPACE (SFX)


Ten eagles in space (rpt of above scene)
TONY (VO): "Can you see anything, Maya?"

INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION


Tony, Helena & Sandra.
MAYA (VO): "Nothing, Tony. Where could he be?"
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): silos.
TONY (VO): "Sweep coordinates two four."
MAYA (VO): "Right, Tony."

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Maya.
KOENIG (VO): "Connecting charge now."

151.EXT. MOON SURFACE

On top of silo Koenig links limpets.
-Sanderson.

TONY (VO): "Keep an eye out, John. Sanderson's around somewhere."
-Koenig pauses, looks around.
-Sanderson.

KOENIG (VO): "All clear, Tony."
-Koenig continues to link leads to centre of cap.

INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION

Tony, Helena & Sandra.
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): silos.

151.EXT. MOON SURFACE


KOENIG: "Aerial rigged for detonation."
Koenig leaves silo, Sanderson in foreground aiming.
ALAN (VO): "Eagle Six to Eagle Three. No sign of Sanderson. Recheck your area, Tony."

153.INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION


-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): silo. (sc 153)
-Tony peers (sc 154)
-Eagle viewscreen (SFX): Sanderson aiming on top of rock. (sc 153)

TONY: "Maya."

155.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


TONY (VO): "Three o'clock."
She turns dial on laser control.

EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Laser turret turns.

159.EXT. MOON SURFACE

Sanderson turns & fires green beam.

EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle beak glows green as hit.

160.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

Explosion & Maya falls behind chair.

158.EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Laser turret fires green beam.

159.EXT. MOON SURFACE

Explosion by Sanderson: he falls.

160.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Close on Maya unconscious behind seat.
TONY (on screen): "Maya? Maya, can you hear me?"

161.EXT. MOON SURFACE


Koenig is listening.
TONY (VO): "John."
-Sanderson recovers in rocks.

TONY (VO): "Eagle Two's been hit. I've lost contact with Maya."
-Koenig.

KOENIG: "Tony, keep trying." ((starts off))

162.EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Cap 5 blown off.

163.EXT. MOON SURFACE


-Sanderson looks up.

KOENIG (VO): "Okay, the cap's blown. I'm going in to lay the atomic trigger now."
-Koenig closes box behind a rock, the smoking cap beyond.

TONY (VO): "Watch Sanderson. He's still dangerous."
-Sanderson is getting up.
-Koenig bounces to silo carrying box.
-Sanderson climbs rock.
-Koenig walks on rim of silo.
-Sanderson is on top of a ridge, turning to look at camera.
-Koenig on silo, kneeling with box.
-Sanderson lifts boulder.
-Koenig opens box.
-Sanderson lifts the rock above his head.

TONY (VO): "John! Look out!"
-Koenig looks up.
-Sanderson throws rock.
-Koenig jumps off silo & rock flies past & into the still smoking hole.
-Sanderson bounces up to Koenig, still scrambling on the ground after jumping. Sanderson grabs him & knees him in the stomach; Koenig rolls over onto his side. Sanderson goes to him as he rises & they grapple. Sanderson throws Koenig over his leg in a judo throw, but as he approaches Koenig kicks him off.

TONY (VO): "Eagle Two, come in."

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Maya unconscious behind the seat.
TONY (VO): "Come in please. Maya, it's "

163.EXT. MOON SURFACE

TONY (VO): " Tony, can you hear me?" ((Koenig & Sanderson grapple; Koenig flips Sanderson over onto his back)) "What's the damage? Maya, answer me." ((Sanderson rolls over, his visor open)) "Eagle Two, do you read me? Maya, come in please."
Koenig kangaroo hops up to the silo rim as Sanderson rises behind. Koenig picks up the trigger & places it inside the rim as Sanderson climbs round the rim to him.
KOENIG: "Atomic trigger in position."
Sanderson, hanging from the scaffolding, kicks Koenig into the silo, but he catches the opposite rim of the silo & hangs there. Sanderson walks round to him.
ALAN (VO): "Are you alright?"
Sanderson stamps on his left hand & is about to stamp on his right when Koenig uses his left to grab Sanderson's boot.
Inset: clock on trigger.
TONY (VO): "You're running out of time."
Koenig struggles pulling at the boot, & at last Sanderson falls in the silo.
TONY (VO): "John, get out of there." ((Koenig pulls himself out)) "John, are you okay?"

KOENIG: "Okay, Tony. What's the damage report on Eagle Two?"
Inset: clock.
TONY (VO): "No report, we can't raise Maya. Get out of there!"
KOENIG: "Okay. I'm on my way."

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Maya still behind seat.
TONY (VO): "This is Eagle Six calling Eagle Two."

164.INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

Koenig enters.
TONY (VO): "Come in Eagle Two. Maya, can you hear me? Maya, this is Tony, answer me. Come in, Maya. Eagle Two, come in please."
Koenig goes to the pilot section door.

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Sound of Koenig knocking.
KOENIG (VO): "Maya! Maya!"

INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION


KOENIG (knocking): "Maya!"
TONY (VO): "How is she, John?"
KOENIG (uses comlock): "Don't know yet, Tony." ((knocks)) "Maya!"

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Maya stirs.
KOENIG (VO): "Open up!"

INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION

Koenig goes back to the controls by the main door, then returns to the pilot section door.
KOENIG: "Maya! Maya!"

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Maya struggles behind the seat.
KOENIG (VO): "The door's jammed. Open it on manual."
MAYA: "I'm trapped!"

INT. EAGLE PASSENGER SECTION


Koenig runs back to computer, then back up to the door.
KOENIG: "We've got four and a half minutes, Maya!"

165.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION


Maya stretches forward.
MAYA: "I can't reach the controls!"

166.INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION


Tony, Helena & Sandra.
TONY: "Four minutes. They're not going to make it."

167.EXT. MOON SURFACE

CU clock.

169.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

Maya reaches. Close on eyes. A little girl rises from behind the seat & goes to the controls.

170.EXT. MOON SURFACE

CU clock.

171.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

Maya & Koenig enter & sit.

172.EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle lifts off.

EXT. MOON SURFACE

CU clock.

EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

Eagle rises above the hills.

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

Koenig.

EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)

View over Eagle's firing engines back to silos.

173.INT. EAGLE 3 PILOT SECTION

TONY: "John! Lean on it!"

174.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

Koenig.

176.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle over Moon horizon, firing engines.

175.EXT. MOON SURFACE

CU clock.

177.EXT. MOON SURFACE (SFX)


Silo explodes.
All silos explode. White out.

178.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Moon. White out explosion.

179.INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

Koenig & Maya shield eyes from white out.

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Eagle. Shockwave catches up behind, causing white out (from 'The A B Chrysalis')

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

White out fades. Koenig & Maya uncover eyes.

180.EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Moon flies on in space.

INT. EAGLE 2 PILOT SECTION

MAYA: "The Moon has changed course. We're no longer on collision course with Tora."
They smile.

EXT. SPACE (SFX)

Moon flies on.

FADE OUT

EPILOGUE

EXT. MOONBASE ALPHA (SFX)

Close on base.

181.INT. RECREATION CENTRE


-TV screens: picture of small stream in gully through a wood. Then picture of a lake.
-Pan over viewers including bored Cernik & Eva.
-Screens: oaks, then lake again, then trees around a field.
-Behind viewers are Koenig & Helena.

HELENA: "What do you think?"
KOENIG: "Looks good. I've never seen so many bored people in all my life." ((Helena laughs))
STEVENS: "Doctor, how much longer?"
HELENA: "At least another hour and a half." ((groans)) "Oh come on, it's not bad."
-Screens.

HELENA: "In fact they're quite nice. Particularly if you have an eye for nature."
-Koenig & Helena leave.

HELENA: "As I say, if you have an eye for nature."

182.INT. CORRIDOR

KOENIG: "You think your system will work?"
HELENA: "The principle's perfectly valid. Saturation equals boredom."
KOENIG: "It figures, you show them trees, meadows and streams until they can't stand another blade of grass, right?"
They enter Command Centre.

183.INT. COMMAND CENTRE

Tony & Alan look at the desk screen on Tony's desk, making appreciative grunts.
ALAN: "Yeah, well. As you said, if you like nature, doctor."
HELENA: "So I did."
-Tony's monitor: a colour picture of Carolyn Munroe.

TONY (VO): "Well, you said choose something from the Picture Library, right?"
-TONY: "That is what I call choice. Oh mother."
-Monitor screen: a blonde in silver suit.

ALAN (VO): "My mother was never like that."
-Alan & Tony smile.


FREEZE FRAME
producer Fred Freiberger

from ITC Television c ITC -Incorporated Television Company Ltd MCMXXVI

Nigel Pegram cernik
James Snell stevens
Christopher Asante guard

music by Derek Wadsworth
production manager Donald Toms
casting director Lesley de Pettitt

editor Mike Campbell GBFE
sound supervisor Roy Baker
sound editors Peter Pennell, Jack Knight
music editor Alan Willis

sound recordist Brian Marshall
camera operator Neil Binney
costume designer Emma Porteous
assistant director Ken Baker
continuity Doreen Soan
construction manager Bill Waldron

make-up Basil Newall, Connie Reeve
hairdresser Jeannette Freeman, Michael Lockey
wardrobe Eileen Sullivan
asst. art director Michael Ford

SPECIAL EFFECTS
lighting cameraman Nick Allder
camera operator David Litchfield
electronics Michael S. E. Downing
Processed at Rank Film Laboratories

SPACE: 1999
created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson
Filmed at Pinewood & Bray Studios, England

Copyright 2002 Martin Willey