Helm of the Elizabeth Swann, Master & Commander John Storm, British Royal Navy, hails the 'KoolArctic' Antarctic survey ship.



Commander John Storm RN, hails the 'KoolArctic' British Antarctic survey ship from the helm of the Elizabeth Swann. John, Dan and Charley, are adjusting to the sub zero South Pole temperatures, by dressing in warmer gear. John has always been a fan of the famous explorers: Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Scott. Unlike Dan and Kitty (John's faithful tabby cat) he loves the breathtaking scenery and bracing cold air. He never thought he'd be a naval attaché for the British Secret Service.










Having disposed of the competing Antarctic explorers, to be able to claim the credit for himself, Lin Po Chang deploys his talent to nurture one egg through a simulated incubation when a creature not seen on Earth during Man's evolution, or at least having survived undetected for hundreds of thousands of years, is brought back into an unsuspecting world.

The creature is smuggled aboard an ageing Ice Patrol survey vessel called the 'KoolArctic' bound for England, in a crate marked rock samples (Relic & Arachnophobia), whereupon it burrows out and grows rapidly, eating two crew members of the survey vessel who discovered, then tried to kill it (Alien).


Chang had relocated the remaining eggs, hiding them better than previously, before setting out to rendezvous with his precious cargo in Portsmouth, unaware of the developments onboard KoolArctic.


Chang would take passage on a Chinese freighter, so as not to avoid any potential customs and quarantine issue in the UK. The find would thus be laundered, so to speak. Becoming just another cargo item, rather than a scientific specimen, to be treated with some caution.


Just a few weeks into the voyage to England, the larvae has developed into an adult Sectasaur. It is hungry and afraid. The KoolArctic passed the equator, picking up supplies in Natal, Brazil, then leaving bound for New York, to deliver samples. The next leg of the voyage home, to Southampton, across the North Atlantic, is where the trouble on board began.


The prehistoric insect was feeding on food waste, when it was seen by a crew member. Who, raised the alarm, and rather foolishly, attacked the dino ant, who, in defending itself, accidentally killed the crew member. Another crew member, who'd seen the confrontation, charged in to avenge the death of his friend. Whereupon, the Sectasaur tried to avoid physical contact. But the crew member persisted, chasing and cornering what he thought was some kind of alien.


"Got you now matey."


Deftly, the able seaman closed in on the creature, not knowing how fast exoskeleton animals are. In fact, the fastest animals on earth.


The crew member had picked up a fire axe, and rushed in to chop at the insect's legs. But the Sectasaur charged to one side, swiping the crewman to one side, where he hit his head on iron railings, that crushed his skull. He died almost instantly. Worse than that, the prehistoric animal was caught on the ship's cameras. Where the captain of the icebreaker, saw the footage. Replaying it over and over again. Eventually calling all hands to view.


Over the next day and night, the crew get spooked. There are no more deaths, but sightings that frighten the explorer passengers. And one or two close encounters, that would test the mettle of any person.

The second mate on the KoolArctic can take no more. Having been pushed to one side in a dark corridor of the ship, he reports the chaos aboard their vessel to the US Coastguard, who inform the British Admiralty.


The Royal Navy are shown the footage, and decide not to risk any more crew. They are ordered to abandon the ship. First scuttling her, in the hope that with the crew onboard a dinghy or two, the ship will take the monster on board to a watery grave. Believing it to be infested.


Shortly after being forced to abandon ship the unthinkable happens, the inflatable life rafts they clambered into in such a hurry, prove to be un-seaworthy, and flounder. Tearing at the seams, unchecked and un-serviced for many a year, they sank beneath them. The North Atlantic seawater is freezing, coming up from Antarctica, to join with the gyre that is polluted by plastic beyond belief. There, the crew and captain cling to a discarded ghost fishing net, floating just beneath the surface. They get tangled and, being freezing cold, eventually succumb and drown like so many other sea mammals.


They will be discovered as a macabre reminder of plastic pollution, in the coming weeks. But are wrongly presumed missing all hands, such that an S.O.S. that was sent, as with a similar distress signal when the Titanic was sinking, was ignored.


The ship sinks but the resourceful creature manages to cling to flotsam (Unsinkable Sam [Oscar]) then hitch a ride on a container ship bound for Southampton; the 'HMM Atlantic Express' - under the cover of darkness. What saved the fortunate creature, was the antifreeze in it's blood. Common to many insects that live in temperate climates.










Following the amazing discovery of a clutch of Sectasaur eggs, Lin Po Chang plots to eliminate the competition









CHAPTER 1: US ARKTOS 1838 EXPEDITION - The ice melts at both poles revealing features on the land not seen for thousands of years. A converted Frigate, the US Arktos is discovered at the South Pole locked into melting ice, then freed.

CHAPTER 2: TUNNEL COMPLEX - Discovery of a labyrinth of tunnels beneath the ice, dated by scientists to be many millions of years old, is leaked to Jill Bird, BBC world service, via Sky news and Discovery Channel. Supporting John Cleves Symmes theory of 1818.

CHAPTER 3: GOLD RUSH - Three expeditions launched by competing concerns, Swedish, Multinational & Cathy Carter, backed by the CIA. The third funded by Chinese, Lin Po Chang. Land grab for mineral rights and archaeological exclusivity, prehistoric insect DNA. King Kong.

CHAPTER 4: U.N. CALL FOR JOHN STORM - MI6 and the UN decide to send in John Storm and the Elizabeth Swan. Dan Hawk and Charley Temple speed from the Southern Ocean to the Weddell Sea and there to Deception Island, an extinct volcano.


CHAPTER 5: IT'S MURDER ON THE ICE - Several fatal accidents occur in quick succession, then an egg clutch is discovered in a section of a tunnel. Chang eliminates the remaining opposition. Then nurtures one thawed egg through a simulated incubation.

CHAPTER 6: BOUND FOR ENGLAND - The creature is smuggled aboard Ice Patrol survey vessel 'KoolArctic' bound for England, eats two crew members. Second mate on KoolArctic reports the chaos aboard vessel to the British Admiralty, abandons (scuttles) ship.

CHAPTER 7: BASECAMP - John's team set up camp onshore, locate the excavation site, using the 'Ark' (a DNA database). Storm finds dead explorers & uncovers disturbing new evidence to support theory that dinosaurs were not entirely wiped out by a meteor striking the earth. Suki Hall is contacted, RN approach John.




CHAPTER 8: WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH - Confirmed, they lived when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Dinosaurs starve in volcanic/asteroid winter. Sectasaurs have higher tolerance to freezing conditions, eat competition, then hibernate. Suki Hall hypothesis merit worthy, supported scientific community.

CHAPTER 9: WORST FEARS CONFIRMED - From DNA analysis aboard energy depleted Elizabeth Swan, Storm estimates species grew to between 3-5 metres, warm blooded with high tolerance to low temperatures. Team realize danger to humans, alert MOD & CIA to the danger. John made Master & Commander RN.

CHAPTER 10: - ATLANTIC EXPRESS - Storm and crew head to England at high speed, breaking record on hydrofoils. Sectasaur is stowaway on Atlantic Express. Meanwhile Chang has landed in Portsmouth.

CHAPTER 11: HAMPSHIRE - The giant prehistoric animal jumps ship, feeds on New Forest ponies, gaining attention of Hampshire police, relayed to MI6 and thence to John Storm.

CHAPTER 12: BUCKLERS HARD - Storm heads up the Beaulieu River to Bucklers Hard, following pony corpses toward a wooded area near Worts Gutter (Furzey Lane). Storm calls military for backup. Chang heads to Buckler's Hard, and Worts Gutter.

CHAPTER 13: CAT & MOUSE - Storm and Temple play cat and mouse with Sectasaur - when the giant insect came up from behind over the brow of a ravine and knocks Charley nearly unconscious. Storm strikes the creature with an axe, causing partial shock. 




CHAPTER 14: FIRST AID - Charley and John patch creature's wound with antiseptic and bandages. The giant insect feigns immobility. Understands dialogue between John and Charley is not aggressive or threatening, and marks these two humans down as allies.


CHAPTER 15: SECTASAUR RESCUES JOHN - John panics with axe. Creature lashed out in reflex throwing John over a ledge. John at the mercy of creature. The huge insect puts itself at risk to pull John up to safety. Meanwhile government troops, Territorial Army reservists are closing in.

CHAPTER 16: PUZZLING SITUATION - John dusts himself, while magnificent insect cleans itself. John offers hand palm up to the creature. The animal studies with both feelers, tickling him. John's heart pounding, at risk of amputation, enjoying leap of faith. It understands and responds to voice communication.

CHAPTER 17: ALL FRIENDS - Charley joins from bracken and saw the interaction between John and the insect. She proffers her hand, the prehistoric insect smelled her all over with its antennae. Charley giggled at the friendly touch. Temple shot in arm by troops, insect in head. Chang witnesses interchange.

CHAPTER 18: HOSTILE FIRE - Troops fire wounding animal. John & Charley both leap in front of insect yelling to stop firing, but Charley is shot in the arm and screams. The giant insect moves to protect them both from the gunfire, taking more hits and another to the head. It collapsed, feelers limp. Dead. Gone.

CHAPTER 19: ATTACK SUBSIDES - John and Charley shout as loud as they can, stopping firing. They reach insect. They raised its feelers, Charley and John take one each, and the trio embraced for a minute, its antennae were limp - there was no reviving it - tears, anger - it was gone. J&C in shock for a moment.


CHAPTER 20: NO REMORSE - John & Charley anger welling up inside, tears gave way to action. A rhinoceros soldier is delighted at kill. "Yes," cried the soldier. "Yes," said John, punching the trigger happy fool out. Up to that point other military thought they had saved their lives. Chang is devastated at loss.

CHAPTER 21: EPILOGUE & DEBRIEFING - John files a report with the United Nations and MI6, advising of a great loss to science. Keep watching brief for any repeats, finds, missing links, etc. Watching brief with increased security, military conflicts. Further investigations needed. Chang vows to return to Antarctica.










See draft scripts for 'KULO-LUNA'  and 'CLEOPATRA'S MUMMY.' Other John Storm adventures (under development) include: 'OPERATION NEPTUNE,' and TREASURE ISLAND - BLACKBEARD'S CURSE & PIRATES GOLD. Development order is subject to viewer polls and other third party interest.


Another title, using the same special effects artwork as Sectasaur™ is JIMMY WATSON'S MAGIC DINOBOT. This is a children's Christmas story. Far removed from high seas adventures.













The artwork is also suitable for use in "Jimmy Watson's Magic Dinobot." A proposed network TV serialization, about boy who saves his paper round money to buy himself a robot for Christmas. Then, when assembled, it come to life, to become his friend. ARTWORK - Somewhat better than the huge ants in "Them," but perhaps not as good as the CGI in Antman. Now a museum exhibit in Sussex, England. The artwork is based on an Australian Bulldog ant.













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