Submission Samples from the Sci-Fi Genre

Title: IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES (vol 1)

Logline: One message from the past arrive, he reads it and he loves her at first sight, only his sweetheart was born 50.000 years before him. He sets out on a dangerous journey back in time to find her.

Synopsis: Year 2006 A.D.:French Space Agency sends a satellite into space, which is completely different from the ones known and will be back to Earth in 50.000 years. The History of Human Species will be contained in his memory and people will have the possibility to send, via internet, individual messages. Among the thousands of messages, Catherine's -a high school student fron Minneapolis- is the one which makes the difference. Year 50.006 A.D.:People watch in amazement the arrival of an ancient satellite. Moyo, restless and uncompromising, will be touched by Catherine's message and decides to leave his ideal life behind to travel back in the past and meet her. Year 2006 A.D.:During his search for Catherine he 'll come across a truck driver, a priest, a fortuneteller and a basketball player. Will Moyo and Catherine manage to be together, especially since people from his Age are looking for him? WGAW#:947499

Title: Giants In The Earth

Logline: Molecular Biologist and former Navy SEAL Tucker Eubank self-experiments with psychedelic plants and receives signals from immortal Giants held in captivity a mile below the vatican.

Synopsis: The story involves a particularly skilled molecular biologist and former Navy SEAL team member, Tucker Eubank, who is conducting unsanctioned self-experimentation while working at Virginia Tech using powerful hallucinogenic plants and drugs. During these experiments he feels he is receiving some sort of communication from the Giants. The Giants are, in fact, aliens that, due to a variant structure of the critical telomerase enzyme, are immortal and have been held captive by the Holy Roman Church since antiquity and are now housed in a zoo-like structure a mile below St. Peter's basilica in Vatican City. These aliens crash-landed on Earth more than 2,000 years ago and have been kept alive but sequestered ever since by the Holy Roman Church at Vatican City, Rome in order to prevent the knowledge of their existence from destroying the Church itself. Tucker feels that he is predestined to free these Giants from their captivity and so he sets out to do so.

Title: The Unusuals

Logline: Aliens knowns as Drengons have been exiled from their planet and sent to Earth. In order for them to survive they must take the form of Human Beings.

Synopsis: In a small town called Chasimal, New Mexico the residents are terrifeid. Aliens have taken over their town and the residents are under their control. Jennfier Stone and her son flee Chasimal trying to escape from the Drengons. The Drengons are now in hot pursuit for Jennifer and her son. Black and Junior are two bank robbers on the run from the Law. They decide to rob a bar in Chasimal and soon find out that it was a deadly mistake. Andrew Kelly, a head member of the Drengons is kidnapped and forced to reveal his true identity under Human flesh. His kidnappers will soon regret what they asked for. Bishop is a Drengon who merges from one Human to another Human all the time. Pretty soon this bad habit will be put to an end. Henry is a Drengon who likes to take the form of infant Humans. The Drengons have plans on abducting an unborn child to give to Henry. Bruce, Candy, Sam, and Ray have plans of their own on stopping the Drengons. Humans and Drengons will soon do battle.

Title: BAT OUT OF HELL

Logline: Redneck Ultra-Light flying Airforce takes on giant Bats in a small rural New Mexican town.

Synopsis: Dexter Smith, A professor of paleontology travels to a remote location to excavate for ancient undiscovered species, particularly PTEROPUS VAMPYRUS a 45 million year old MEGABAT of the Oligocene Period. He befriends the locals, in particular the lone tribal Indian policeman, Steve Tom. Dex finds out that there have been mysterious deaths in the region. Steve recruits Dex for help in his investigations. Dex and Steve discover an unknown fossilized MEGABAT. A local hang-gliding enthusiast is killed mysteriously and this adds to the local legend of WENDEGO a mythical Indian god who lives in a cave on Mt. Diablo. The local rednecks seek revenge for their fallen comrade. Suddenly in the night, the undiscovered MEGABATS ATTACK! All hell breaks loose as the Bats go on a savage rampage! The locals are devastated. The rednecks are looking for trouble. And Dex is trying to keep a lid on the tragedy as an ulterior financial motive comes to light. The rednecks go on a vicious flying hunt.

Title: Quintessence

Logline: An simple cab driver is exposed to a government-funded reality-manipulation experiment and must ultimately use the power to save his ex-wife, while battling a rogue agent with the same abilities.

Synopsis: Nestor Solomos is a simple cab driver, recently divorced from a wonderful woman. All he ever wanted out of reality was to help others, raise a loving family, and smell the roses. Until the day he could CONTROL reality. After being accidentally exposed to a government-funded reality-manipulation experiment, Nestor finds that his newfound power quickly becomes a deadly force which starts to hurt the people he cares about. After he unwittingly kills his ex-wife, he decides to seek out the only person who might understand and repair his dilemma: the German scientist who invented the triggering device. Nestor tries to right the chaos unleashed by his abilities, ultimately traveling back in time in a desperate attempt to save his ex-wife. But he is hunted by a rogue government agent who has selfishly acquired the same power, and is now intent on destroying Nestor. This script came within less than 50 entries of making the quarterfinals of the 2006 Nicholl competition.

Title: The Dreamer

Logline: Space/time travel: The phenomenon that occurs when one moves through space at a velocity faster than light. Thus is Paolo Diivina separated from his family for thirty-six years.

Synopsis: Macon, Georgia. Paolo Divina has a dream, drives into the county and discovers that his dream has become real. A UFO has landed at the sight. The craft's pilot explains: Paolo is a Dreamer, a rare creature able to draw on any available energy (the spacecraft) and make a sleeping dream manifest itself. Earth has no such power. The dream will grow until it encircles the globe. Paolo will be trapped in that dimension unless he leaves the Earth. His wife, Angela, does not believe his story, but commits him for psychiatric care. Paolo escapes before the fateful moment. Angela tries to reestablish an ancient space travel mechanism, but fails. She and both children are killed by rednecks who think she's an alien. Paolo establishes the mechanism, journeys backward in time. His memory of thirty-six years vanish. The ending is a recap of the first scene. The spaceship does not come. The power source is not there. The events of the story never happen.

Title: Absolution

Logline: A misunderstanding between an autistic college student and those close to him spirals out of control when the student declares his own private war on those who he feels have wronged him.

Synopsis: In the present day, many of the US's major cities have fallen under martial law. People are judged based on their physical and mental faculties - anyone with a disability, whether of the body or mind, is denied citizenship and classified as a denizen. After a highly intense day at college, a male student with Asperger Syndrome finally snaps due to the heavy pressure of his coursework and the stress of nobody taking him seriously enough, coupled with his restrictions. The student declares a private war on all those who he believes have betrayed him or abused his trust in the past, including his own family. This causes him to be branded as an outlaw by the federal and military authorities, instigating a manhunt. Now in mortal danger, the fugitive student must try to survive alone with very little chance of help or support, while his best friend attempts to defuse the situation and bring him to safety.

Title: American Reich

Logline: A professor sends her graduate student back in time to 1933 to kill Adolf Hitler, only to find her actions have unintended consequences.

Synopsis: Wayne Goldberg, graduate student at NYU, is asked by his brilliant physics professor, Dr. Lisa Hoffmann, to stop by her lab, where he is shown a strange device that was once obviously a washing machine, but is informed this strange contraption is indeed now a working time machine. After convincing Wayne of its validity, by sending him back to the doomed Hindenburg, he agrees to be sent back in time to kill Adolf Hitler, by slipping poison into his celebratory drink, on the night he became Chancellor of Germany. After completing the mission, Wayne arrives back in 2010. Dr. Hoffmann, however, does not recognize him. New York City has become New Berlin City and the United States part of the German Unified Territories. Finding himself interred in a work camp, Wayne must figure out a way to get Tellurium-24, which powers the time machine, as well as back to the time machine to re-write history oince again.

Title: End of Time

Logline: To save tomorrow, they must first survive today.

Synopsis: In the near future, in a world devastated by global warming and the unthinkable chain of events it spawned, two young teenaged girls - one white, the other black - struggle to survive in an unforgiving global environment that has annihilated all but a few stragglers. When her beloved Grandfather dies, heartbroken Rebekah is forced to abandon her isolated, survivalist cabin and venture out, unprepared, into a hostile world. Jolie, a hardened veteran of the barbaric inner city, saves the naive Rebekah from a band of savage marauders and kindles a cautious mutual reliance. Beck and Jo battle rampant disease, swarming pestilence, vicious ex-soldiers and religious fanatics, while seeking what has been stolen from them - the bond of family. This is an ageless story, experienced by two brave fifteen-year-old girls and set against a topical background right out of todays headlines. It prophesizes a future that we all may come to suffer if we simply do nothing.

Title: SUICIDE BUBBLES

Logline: Devonna is kidnapped and tortured by her half dead ex-boyfriend Dave. While commiting suicide he tranformed himself into a slimy, transparent creature determined to have her and revenge.

Synopsis: A recently widowed Devonna Sinclair aka trophy wife number three, relocated to a new penthouse. Soon afterwards she discovers that her ex Dave Washington is her neighbor. Many surprise visits and gifts later, Devonna wanted nothing to do with him. She is still deeply in love with her dearly departed husband. Dave is devastated. He realized he had lost her forever to a dead man, how could he compete. He decided to write her a long letter explaining his love for her and his actions. Next, he commits suicide in a manner unlike anyone has ever thought of or imagined to be possible. Later, he wakes up in the city morgue clinically dead and out of his mind. Plus due to the way he attempted suicide, he freakishly transformed himself into a half human unstable mass of jelled flesh. Soon after the kidnapping and torture begins, we all learn the definition of Suicide Bubbles.