#K2815 - "Slidecage" - 1st Green Revs.
2A INT/EXT. HOTEL DECK - DAY - ON FERNS AND
Lower...a little lower..now a
little to the right...that's it...perfect.
2B ON REMMY AND MAGGIE
Soft music is playing . Remmy is lying on a massage
table under a towel, getting worked
over by a beautiful masseuse. Maggie is sitting in a beach chair next to a
bikini, holding a reflector under her chin to concentrate the rays.
Remmy just groans as
masseuse works. After a moment, a muscular young man in shorts
brings Maggie a
drink on a tray. She takes it, he starts away.
The waiter leaves.
She sips the drink.
A cryin' shame to have to leave a place like this.
No Kromaggs. No bad cops. A world where good tans
and massages are compulsory.
Maggie finishes her drink.
This is really just an inversion of the Lorentz transformation.
See: x prime equals x minus UT.
WIDEN as Rembrandt and Maggie look over to see Quinn and
Colin at a nearby table,
engrossed in the laptop computer before them. Its screen shows a
diagram of the two
micro-dots, spewing out numbers, which then combine into a complex scroll
I still cannot quite grasp the geometry of space-time.
Be patient. Got to give yourself space. And time.
Hey, how about you geniuses take a break, get the kinks out?
You're loose enough for the rest of us. (holds up the timer)
Two minutes thirty. Everybody out of the pool.
Maggie and Rembrandt grumble. Rembrandt tips his
masseuse, who exits. He
and Maggie go off behind two changing screens, their heads visible above
as they change.
So what do you think it'll be this time? Polar ice world? Talking
For once, I can tell you. (excitedly, off Colin) We're going home.
Rembrandt and Maggie are stunned.
You said the data from the micro-dots your parents left you was all
I thought Colin's micro-dot was damaged. (shakes his head) Turns out
it was designed that way to keep other folks from accessing the
Rembrandt and Maggie emerge, fully dressed.
'Folks' like the Kromaggs.
Yeah. But I found a hidden de-ecryption program keyed to our
specific DNA... and there she is.
The rows of numbers on the laptop's screen fall away to
reveal a simple line of numbers.
Finding out how they beat the Kromaggs will be worth the whole price
Home to meet the parents.....
Our parents, bro. Like the sound of that?
Quinn hands him the timer, smiles.
Then hit it.
Quinn stashes the computer in a knapsack as Colin pushes
the button. The timer SHOOTS OUT
A BEAM. Our guys run O.S., Quinn with the knapsack, and jump through
the O.S. VORTEX.
3 INT. LABYRINTH - MAGNETIC CORRIDOR - NIGHT (N1)
Our guys SLIDE IN, get to their feet, look about.
The place is futuristic in design, but rundown.
They're in a long corridor, lit only in patches, equipment lying about,
wiring hanging from the
ceiling. A felling of chaos.
This isn't quite what I was expecting.
Hello! Hey! Where's the welcome wagon?
Let's just find the exit.
They walk along, casting about. Rembrandt moves O.S.
Air's got a metallic taste. Like it's processed.
That still doesn't tell us where we are.
I think we're a long way from home.
ANGLE to include Rembrandt. He stands, looking out a
window. The other join him and
gape in surprise.
4 THEIR POINT OF VIEW - OUT THE WINDOW
A barren, alien terrain stretches to the horizon.
The NIGHT SKY is afire with weirdly
colored clouds, a tapestry of unfamiliar stars and TWO MOONS in the sky.
5 THE SLIDERS
peer out worriedly, as we ......
END OF TEASER