#K2804 - "World Killer" - First Draft 9/9/97
EXT. STREET - DAY (D1)
Quinn, Maggie and Rembrandt emerge along with other patrons from a MOVIE
THEATER with a sign proclaiming REVIVAL HOUSE. The marquee reads:
CLARK GABLE HUMPREY BOGART
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING
Popcorn and a coke! Man, I cannot tell you what a joy it is to slide into
where we got time to take in a movie!
Quinn peers at the timer as he leads the others over to:
EXT. ALLEY - DAY
Where they'll be unnoticed. In the distant background, we
can see the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sorry, guys. Time is what we're out of... Counting down...Fifteen,
Rembrandt tenses for the slide as Maggie puzzles:
Okay, so Gable I can sort of understand, but what kind of world would make
that Bogart guy a star? I mean, he's short, he lisps --
If you don't get it, I can't explain it to you.
They walk off camera.
And.. hit it!
O.S. we hear the VORTEX OPEN.
EXT. ALLEY - DAY
The O.S. VORTEX dumps our guys in an alley that looks just
like the one they came from. They
brush themselves off.
Still San Francisco...
Four hundred mile sliding radius and we don't go four feet.
Dusty and abandoned, cars stopped like dead toys. The
letters on the theater marquee hang crookedly, weather-worn:
SHIRLEY TEMPLE W.C. FIELDS
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Guess the convention's not in town.
Bet it won't be hard getting a room...
Quinn motions for them to fan out, check things out.
No bodies..Looks like everyone just took a powder.
Quinn looks at the timer.
Yeah, well, whatever the story is, we're here for a week...
Hello! Hey, anybody!
Silence. Quinn runs a hand along the dusty surface of a
I'd say we missed it by a couple years....
You think maybe the Kromaggs...?
(shakes his head) No blast marks, no rubble...They're generally a lot
Our guys are fairly spread out from one another, Maggie
heading toward a derelict police car,
Rembrandt moving toward some trash cans between two buildings.
I've heard of bio-warfare experiments...
You saying that everything's dead...?
A LOW GROWL issues forth -- and a big, wild-looking DOG
leaps out from between the
buildings onto Quinn, who CRIES OUT.
END OF TEASER