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.









CHAP 8 - They lived at a time when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Potentially, partly explaining the demise of the smaller prehistoric creatures, such as Velociraptor. Where Tyrannosaurus Rex would have starved in a volcanic winter, smaller animals might have fared better. Except against creatures with a higher tolerance to freezing conditions, and even faster reaction times, such as Insectasaurus Rex and Insectaraptor. A Planet of the Apes evolutionary switch. Triggered by asteroid impact with planet earth and subsequent nuclear winter.

From further DNA analysis on and off-board, the energy depleted Elizabeth Swan, Suki Hall, working with Hal and John Storm estimate that this species grew to between 3-5 metres and that they were warm blooded with a high tolerance to low temperatures, with a kind of lung to supply vast amounts of oxygen to their spiracles via an organ pumped dorsal aorta to the other organs in an otherwise classic exoskeleton arrangement.


"Suki Hall calling Elizabeth Swann, come in Hal."


"Greetings and salutations Miss Hall. Is it warmer where you are?"


"Yes, thanks Hal, is John, Dan or Charley listening?"


Unanimously: "Were all here Suki."


"Oh, great. Hello everyone. Just to confirm, John's initial thoughts as to being warm blooded and super aspirated. That hypothesis appears well worth pursuing."


"Uh, huh." John gave a knowing smile to the crew.




"Hi Suki, how are you?"


"Excited and worried. Charley, I've a favour to ask?


"Go ahead, were all in on this."


"Well, this is pretty ground breaking stuff. Alters the whole prehistory landscape somewhat."


"An understatement." Quipped Dan.


"Obviously, if the hypothesis I'm developing is right, or wrong. But, either way it could harm our work, if we are seen to be cranks."


There was a silence, then Charley opened, "Go on Suki, we're with you."


"Okay, thanks. Well, either way there will be naysayers looking to take a cheap swipe."


They all nodded aboard the Swann, including Hal.


"With that in mind, the favour, Charley, is not to let the cat out of the bag, to, I presume Jill?"


"Yes Suki, it would be through Jill and Steve."


"Perfect. Yes, not to spill the beans, until we, and that means you as well Commander." She giggled.


"And what is so funny about that," asked John feigning indignation.


Charley and Dan could not suppress a grin. Kitty gracefully leapt up onto the instrument console.







Kitty, the ship's cat, changed colour in the Antarctic. She was allowed onto the seats, wooden flat areas, but not onto the instruments. She was a very well behaved cat, loyal to her Captain.





John picked up Kitty. "You don't think it's funny, do you?" He stroked Kitty's head. She purred affectionately.


"And no betting."


"That was none of us. Tell it to Shui." Said John, giving a big thumbs up, in recognition of Shui's genius. "But what a gamble, eh?"


"So, only through Ms Bird then, and only when we have enough evidence to remain credible. Is that fair Charley."


"Could not have put it better myself."


Kitty meowed.


"That's it then. Kitty has given us her seal of approval." John loved the ship's cat.


"Suki. I've run the DNA through Hal and the Ark, and it is incredible."


"What is incredible" Suki and Charley exclaimed.


"It appears they had lungs, or sorts. And could warm their own blood, when it was normally colder. And get this, the natural antifreeze, was very potent."


"Meaning?" Said Charley impatiently.


"I think you have an inkling what that might mean." Said John, with a chuckle. "It means, that these creatures, and there must have been several different species - they were very fast. Lightning. They could survive extreme cold, and turbo themselves, to catch unwary animals. Not only that, but kilo for kilo, they were much stronger than any dinosaur."


Suki came in, "and their sting would paralyze any dinosaur."




"Yes Dan, Miss Hall is spot on, that's a very big yikes."


"So, be careful out there. It's not just the humans who are dangerous."


"Sure thing Suki. We love you." John motioned a kiss. "Keep us in the loop."


"Likewise Mr Storm. Over and out."


Suki was right. Someone was killing everyone in their vicinity. That meant only gold or biological warfare, as far as he was concerned. it was like the Android onboard Nostromo, in Alien. Humans were expendable. The primary objective of the culprit, seemed to be to secure the species. They needed proof of that.











Suki Hall is a marine biologist and oceanographer, normally, specializing in cetaceans. She is intrigued by the find of previously unknown species in Antarctica. Wondering how they grew so large, and how they survived in the cold.







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,' 'THE HOLY COMPASS,' 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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