S E C T A S A U R™ - WORST FEARS CONFIRMED
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 9 - Storm and Hawk realize the danger if such a creature were ever to be introduced on the mainland and with evidence that eggs have been removed from the site, alert Interpol, Military Intelligence and the CIA to the danger.
Just for the sake of change, Charley stays with the Swann, Katie-Kat and Hal. Dan and John head off to give the icy tunnel complex another look. After about thirty minutes of probing, Dan comes across a clutch of eggs in the ice, with a depression. Indicating the recent removal of an egg.
"Skip. skipper. Over here. What do you make of this." Dan shouted down the ice tunnel.
John heard the excited call. There was nothing much in his tunnel anyway. He rushed to where Dan was waiting.
"What have you got?"
Dan was waiting with a big smile on his face. "Check out that hollow."
Their LED torches were a little too bright when played directly onto the subject matter. John shone his torch ninety degrees from the subject area.
"Could you turn your torch off for a minute, or aim it behind me."
John got out his mobile phone. "That's better, now it's clearly visible." He took a couple of pictures at different angles, then made a short video, just to be sure of the reference.
"For sure, there is an egg missing, and judging by the crystal clear imprint, it's very recent."
"What does that mean Skip?"
"It confirms what I'd suspected. The murders are related to the discovery - and clearly - the taking of one of the eggs."
"Why on earth would anyone kill someone over this."
"I can only think of one reason Dan. Are you reading me Hal?"
"Loud and clear John."
Dan was none the wiser. "I must get me one of those implants."
John is approached by the British Secret Service, via the Royal Navy. They need his help.
The KoolArctic has been scuttled. John is shocked, he'd just spoken to their skipper, not many days ago. And now the ship was gone, all hands lost at sea.
His first thought is to offer to pick up any of the dead crew, who may be floating, and search for any survivors.
Navy assure nobody made it, already looked with helicopters from the Falklands. John agrees to help, and is made a temporary Master & Commander, to give him official capacity to liaise with all concerned.
That makes John's ship, the "HMS Elizabeth Swann," also on a temporary basis.
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or Katie-Cat, is the ship's cat, seen here having changed colour in the Antarctic. She
is allowed onto
the seats, wooden flat areas, but not onto the instruments. She is a
very well behaved cat, loyal to her Captain. Though, in the galley, she
can be quite a handlful, if you don't keep a weather eye open.
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
SECTASAUR™ - CHAPTERS (APPROX 5 MINS PER SCENE)
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.
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.
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 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
The huge insect puts itself at risk to pull John up to safety. Meanwhile government troops,
Territorial Army reservists are closing in.
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.
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.
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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