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SID AND MARTY KROFFT PRESENT
"LAND OF THE LOST"
"SKY SNAKES"
by Dick Morgan
Show #5

TAPE: TBA

OPENING TITLES & CREDITS

COMMERCIAL #1

ACT ONE

FADE IN:

(MED. SHOT OF SPOT THE COELOPHYSIS MUNCHING ON TREE GOODIES. [STOCK]

FULL ANIMATION # __________)

(FULL SHOT OF GRUMPY ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MEADOW CHARGING TOWARD THE UNSUSPECTING SPOT. FULL ANIMATION # __________)

(FULL SHOT OF SPOT AS GRUMPY MAKES TOO MUCH NOISE AND SPOT HEARS HIM. HE TURNS HIS HEAD TO SEE WHAT'S COMING AND THEN TRIES TO RUN TO THE RIGHT. HE FALLS, GETS UP AND STARTS RUNNING TO THE LEFT. FULL ANIMATION # __________)

(WIDER SHOT AS GRUMPY CHARGES INTO THE SCENE AS SPOT RUNS OUT. FULL ANIMATION # ____________)

(TIGHT SHOT OF WILL PEERING OUT AT THE SCENE BETWEEN SOME BUSHES. HE GETS A SICK LOOK ON HIS FACE. FULL STUDIO - CARROT PATCH)

(WIDE SHOT OF THE SCENE WITH GRUMPY AS HE LOOKS AROUND. FULL ANIMATION # __________)

(WIDE SHOT OF THE CARROT PATCH. HOLLY IS HIDING BEHIND THE CENTRAL TREE AND WILL IS LOOKING OUT CAMERA RIGHT THROUGH THE SAME BUSHES AS BEFORE. HE CAN'T WATCH ANY MORE AND TURNS TO COME BACK TO THE CARROT PATCH. ZOOM INTO TIGHT TWO SHOT)

                                            HOLLY

                            Is he coming this way?

                                            WILL

            (STILL REMEMBERING THE SCENE)

                            No, he's busy.

                                            HOLLY

                            Doing what?

                                            WILL

                            Chasing Spot.

(FULL SHOT AS THEY PREPARE TO GET ONE OF THE CARROTS OUT OF THE PATCH. HOLLY STARTS TYING THE ROPE ON THE BASE OF THE CARROT AND WILL GOES TO THE PULLING END READY TO HOIST IT OUT. [THE ROPE HAD ALREADY BEEN THROWN OVER THE LIMB ABOVE BEFORE THE GRUMPY EPISODE] AS WILL WAITS FOR HOLLY HE STARTS LOOKING OFF DOWN CAMERA LEFT AT SOMETHING. HOLLY FINISHES TYING THE ROPE AND LOOKS TO WILL TO PULL AWAY)

                                           HOLLY

                            Okay, haul away.

            (SHE SEES HE IS LOOKING OFF AT SOMETHING)

                            What are you looking at?

                                            WILL

                            Something to eat besides carrots.

(HOLLY LOOKS IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS WILL)

(P.O.V. SHOT OF A SECTION OF STUDIO JUNGLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CLEARING FROM THE CARROT PATCH. THERE ARE ABOUT SIX MULTI-COLORED CHICKENS BUSILY EATING THEIR BREAKFAST OFF THE GROUND. AND ONE BEAUTIFULLY COLORED ROOSTER)

(BACK TO FULL SHOT OF THE CARROT PATCH. HOLLY STARTS CROSSING TO WILL)

                                            HOLLY

                            You can't catch them...you never can.

(CAMERA TIGHTENS WITH HER TO A TIGHT TWO SHOT AS SHE GETS TO WILL)

                                            WILL

                            If you'd be quiet I could.

                                            HOLLY

                            The last time was not my fault -- I tripped.

(WILL GIVES HER A LOOK)

                            I won't say a word.

(SHE CLOSES HER MOUTH TIGHTLY)

(WILL LOOKS AT HER AND THEN STARTS OFF TOWARDS THE CHICKENS)

(TIGHT SHOT OF THE CHICKENS [JUNGLE] AND THE ROOSTER. THE CHICKENS ARE EATING AWAY BUT THE ROOSTER STARTS TO LOOK AROUND)

(MED. SHOT OF WILL SNEAKING UP ON THE CHICKENS)

(TIGHT SHOT OF THE ROOSTER LOOKING AROUND)

(MED. SHOT OF WILL STOPPING FOR A MOMENT NOT WANTING THE ROOSTER TO SEE HIM)

(MED. SHOT OF HOLLY STANDING FROZEN WITH HER MOUTH CLAMPED TIGHTLY SHUT)

(MED. SHOT OF WILL. HE IS READY TO MAKE HIS MOVE. HE GETS A HALF SMILE ON HIS FACE)

(FULL SHOT OF THE CHICKENS EATING)

(MED. SHOT OF HOLLY WITH HER MOUTH SHUT. SOMETHING CATCHES HER EYE AND HER EYES OPEN WIDE)

(WIDE SHOT OF ONE OF THE PYLONS FROM HOLLY'S P.O.V. AS A COUPLE OF SHIMMERING SKY SNAKES SWOOP IN AROUND THE PYLON. [SKY SNAKES KEYED OVER FULL STUDIO])

(MED. SHOT OF HOLLY AND THE CAMERA ZOOMS INTO A CLOSEUP. SHE LETS OUT A SCREAM)

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF WILL AND THE CHICKENS. HE HAS PICKED THIS MOMENT TO MAKE HIS MOVE BUT THE CHICKENS HEAR HOLLY'S SCREAM AND THEY SCATTER IN ALL DIRECTIONS AS WILL RUNS AROUND TRYING TO GET ONE. HAVING FAILED TO CATCH A CHICKEN HE MADLY STOMPS OFF BACK TO HOLLY. HE EXITS FRAME RIGHT)

(WIDE SHOT OF CARROT PATCH AS WILL ENTERS FRAME LEFT AND HEADS FOR HOLLY. CAMERA TIGHTENS WITH HIM)

                                        WILL

            (THROUGH HIS TEETH)

                            What's the matter, Holly?

                                        HOLLY

                            They were long and shimmery -- like -- like silver snakes in the sky.

            (POINTING)

                                        WILL

                            Where?

                                        HOLLY

                            They flew over the pylon.

                                        WILL

                            Oh? How many?

                                        HOLLY

                            I think there were two, but they're gone now.

                                        WILL

                            Uh-huh.

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Well I didn't scream on purpose!

(MED. SHOT - WILL)

                                        WILL

                            Okay - okay! I believe you.

(NOT REALLY)

(MED. WIDE OF THE CARROT PATCH AS WILL WALKS TO THE CARROT AND STARTS CHECKING THE ROPE THAT HOLLY HAS TIED)

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

            (STILL LOOKING OFF)

                            I guess I have to think of another name now...

(MED. SHOT - WILL)

                                         WILL

                            Gonna call them Holly Snakes -- ?

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                         HOLLY

                            Daddy said whoever saw anything for the first time could name it anything they wanted to. You think they might be                              dangerous?

(MED. WIDE SHOT)

                                         WILL

            (GRUNTS NON-COMMITTALLY)

                            Everything here is...

                                        HOLLY

                            Why can't something be friendly once in awhile?

(PAUSE)

(HOLLY MOVES TO A LARGE BUSH)

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY AND A BUSH)

(AS SHE TOUCHES THE BUSH -- HER INTEREST FINALLY SETTLING ON SOMETHING THAT RESEMBLES A SMALL WHITE BUG)

                                        HOLLY

                            You ever dream about home, Will?

                                        WILL (O.S.)

                            Sure -- all the time.

                                        HOLLY

                            I dreamed I had all my dolls out and had them dressed to go to a party -- and then - - a little Grumpy came out from under the                              bed and bit their heads off.

(PAST HOLLY IN THE FOREGROUND TO WILL IN THE BACKGROUND)

                                       WILL

                            You probably heard Grumpy in your sleep and just stuck him in your dream.

(HOLLY TAKES THE LITTLE WHITE BUG AND PUTS IT IN HER HAND. SHE POKES AT IT WITH A GENTLE FINGER)

                                        HOLLY

                            What do you miss most?

(WILL WALKS DOWN NEXT TO HER)

                                        WILL

            (THOUGHTFUL PAUSE -- FAR AWAY)

                            Catching my pants in the sprocket of my bike on the way to play ball.

                                        HOLLY

            (DOING A TURN ON IT)

                            Yeah -- and falling down and skinning my knee -- and Mercurochrome...

            (HOLLY PUTS DOWN THE LITTLE BUG)

                            -- and Feeny's dog jumping up and getting mud all over my dress...

(SHE LOOKS UNDER ONE OF THE LEAVES)

(INSERT BOTTOM OF THE LEAF)

(IT IS A SEA OF CRAWLING WHITE BUGS)

(TIGHT TWO SHOT)

(SHE REACTS AND BACKS UP)

                                      HOLLY

                            Ugh!

(WILL LOOKS AT THE OBJECT OF HER DISTASTE)

                            You can name them!

                                        WILL

            (CHEERILY)

                            How about Holly Bugs?

(HOLLY SHOVES HIM OFF BALANCE. HE LAUGHS AND GETS BACK TO HIS FEET)

SOUND: THE ROAR OF A DINOSAUR

(THEIR LITTLE MOMENT IS BROKEN AS THEY ARE BROUGHT BACK TO THE "NOW" OF THEIR PREDICAMENT)

(EXTREME WIDE SHOT - HIGH BLUFF - THEIR P.O.V. BACKGROUND PLATE # ____________)

(WE SEE THE GLINT OF A HELIOGRAPH MIRROR)

(STUDIO HIGH BLUFF - MARSHALL ON TERRACE -- AS HE SIGNALS WITH A SMALL MIRROR)

(TWO SHOT - WILL AND HOLLY)

                                        WILL

                            It's Dad. Go ahead and answer him.

                                        HOLLY

            (EVADING)

                            It's probably for you.

(WILL, WITH A CHIDING LOOK AT HIS SISTER, PULLS OUT HIS MIRROR FROM INSIDE OF HIS SHIRT. IT'S ON A THONG. HE STARTS SIGNALING)

                                        WILL

                            You oughta practice more.

                                        HOLLY

                            Daddy always sends too fast.

(CONT. SHOT #037 - STUDIO HIGH BLUFF)

(MARSHALL. SATISFIED HIS KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT -- HE GOES BACK TO SCRAPING A HIDE ON A RACK BESIDE THE CAVE DOOR)

(BACK TO WILL AND HOLLY [CARROT PATCH AREA])

(AS WILL, FIDDLING WITH HIS MIRROR, LOOKS OFF AS HE SEES SOMETHING. HE AIMS HIS MIRROR AND SENDS AGAIN)

(WIDE SHOT OF THE PYLON - WILL'S P.O.V. SOMETHING ON THE SIDE OF THE PYLON GLINTS BACK -- BUT THE LIGHT IS NOT JUST A REFLECTION FROM HIS MIRROR. THE FLASHES ARE BLUE)

(BACK TO WILL AND HOLLY. HE REPEATS THE PROCESS)

(CONT'D SHOT #041. ON PYLON - HIS P.O.V. AGAIN SOME SEQUENCE OF BLUE FLASHES)

(TWO SHOT - WILL AND HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            What is it?

                                        WILL

            (SUDDENLY SECRETIVE)

                            Oh -- probably nothing.

                                        HOLLY

                            What did you see?

                                        WILL

           (HE STANDS TO LEAVE)

                            Look -- take the cart back to high bluff -- I told Dad we'd be along right away.

                                        HOLLY

            (SUSPICIOUS)

                            Where are you going?

                                        WILL

            (MINIMIZES IT)

                            Oh -- I just want to take a look at something... over by the pylon. Tell Dad where I went.

(WITH THAT -- WILL HEADS OFF INTO THE BRUSH TOWARDS THE PYLON)

                                        HOLLY

            (CALLING AFTER HIM)

                            Will?

(NO ANSWER)

(SHE STARTS TOWARD THE CART. THEN LOOKS AFTER WILL. SHE STANDS THERE A MOMENT -- SHE FISHES INTO HER SHIRT FOR HER OWN MIRROR. SHE FROWNS AS SHE REHEARSES THE CODE)

                                    HOLLY (CONT'D)

                            Dash -- dot -- dash --dot --dash --dash ...

            (GIVES UP)

                            Oh -- fat rats!

(STICKS MIRROR INTO BLOUSE -- FOLLOWS IN DIRECTION OF WILL)

(JUNGLE - WILL MOVES ALONG TOWARDS THE PYLON)

                                        HOLLY'S VOICE

            (DISTANT)

                            Will?

(WILL TURNS AND WITH A DISGUSTED LOOK WAITS FOR HIS SISTER TO CATCH UP. SHE ENTERS SHOT AFTER A MOMENT)

                                        WILL

                            Why did you follow me?

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Didn't want to miss anything.

(PAST HOLLY TO WILL)

                                        WILL

                            Did you signal Dad where we went?

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

            (SHEEPISHLY)

                            Well -- I couldn't remember how to make the P in pylon.

(MED. TWO SHOT)

                                        WILL

            (LOOKING OFF)

                            We're out of sight of High Bluff -- we can't signal from here.

            (PAUSE)

                            All right -- come on!

SOUND: GRUMPY ROARS (HE'S VERY CLOSE)

(WILL GRABS HOLLY AND THEY BOTH DIVE FOR COVER INTO THE BRUSH)

(FULL SHOT OF GRUMPY FROM KID'S P.O.V. GRUMPY TROMPS INTO SHOT. HE STOPS -- LOOKS AROUND -- HE COCKS HIS HEAD. FULL ANIMATION # ___________)

(CLOSEUP - WILL AND HOLLY - PEERING OUT FROM BEHIND BUSH)

                                        WILL

            (WHISPERING)

                            Don't move. Don't even breathe.

(SWAMP AREA. MED. SHOT ON THE COELOPHYSIS WHO, UNFORTUNATELY, REARS HIS HEAD AT EXACTLY THE WRONG MOMENT. FULL ANIMATION # ___________)

(CONT'D SHOT #050. AS GRUMPY SEES LUNCH AND TAKES OFF. FULL ANIMATION # __________)

(BACK TO SPOT THE COELOPHYSIS WHO HAS DECIDED HE HAS A PRIOR ENGAGEMENT. HE STARTS TO EXIT AND TRIPS. FULL ANIMATION # ___________)

(MED. SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY HIDING AND LOOKING OUT)

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF SPOT TRYING TO RUN THE OTHER WAY. GRUMPY ENTERS THE SHOT FROM THE RIGHT AND SCOOPS UP THE LITTLE DINOSAUR IN HIS HUGE JAWS. FULL ANIMATION # _____________)

(TIGHT TWO SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY. HOLLY HIDES HER EYES AND CRINGES AT THE SIGHT. WILL WATCHES BUT IS OBVIOUSLY NOT PLEASED AT THE SIGHT)

(WIDER SHOT OF THE SCENE WITH GRUMPY AND SPOT. GRUMPY HAS KILLED HIM. AND LETS HIM DROP TO THE GROUND. HE LOOKS AROUND TO MAKE SURE HE CAN EAT HIS LUNCH IN PEACE THEN RETURNS TO HIS KILL. FULL ANIMATION # __________)

(MED. TWO SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY. WILL BREATHES A LITTLE EASIER. HOLLY IS STILL UPSET AS THEY GET TO THEIR FEET)

                                        WILL

                            Better Spot than us.

(MED. CLOSEUP OF HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Will! I liked Spot!

(MED. SHOT OF WILL)

                                        WILL

                            Well. That's the way it is around here. Besides there are a lot of spots around here.

(MED. CLOSEUP OF HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Even so -- that's not a nice thing to say.

(MED. TWO SHOT)

                                        WILL

                            Let's go.

(THEY EXIT FRAME RIGHT TOWARD THE PYLON)

(FULL SHOT OF THE PYLON SETTING IN THE MIDDLE OF A CLEARING SURROUNDED BY JUNGLE. WILL AND HOLLY ENTER FRAME LEFT APPROACH THE PYLON. TIGHTEN INTO A MED. SHOT AS THEY REACH THE PYLON)

                                        HOLLY

                            You gonna keep it a secret?

                                    WILL

            (LOOKING AT THE PYLON)

                            What?

                                        HOLLY

                            What you saw that made you come over here.

                                        WILL

            (STILL STUDYING THE PYLON)

                            When I flashed my mirror at it -- I thought it signaled back.

(WILL AND THE PYLON. HE REACHES UP AND TOUCHES A TRIANGULAR-SHAPED OBJECT ABOUT HALFWAY UP THE PYLON)

                                        WILL

                            The blue flashes came from right about here --- I think.

(FULL TWO SHOT AS --)

SOUND: GRUMPY ROARS

(HOLLY TURNS TO LOOK OFF UNEASILY. WILL IS STILL INTRIGUED BY THE PYLON)

                                        HOLLY

                            Come on, Will. Grumpy may came back.

(WILL STEPS BACK AWAY FROM THE PYLON AND LOOKS AROUND TAKING OUT HIS MIRROR AT THE SAME TIME)

                                        WILL

                            I don't think so. He hasn't finished his meal, yet.

(WILL STARTS FLASHING HIS MIRROR AT THE PYLON)

(PAST WILL TO THE SURFACE OF THE PYLON AS THE MIRROR REFLECTS ON IT. SUDDENLY WE HEAR A MUSICAL SOUND AND THE TRIANGULAR SHAPED OBJECT POPS OFF AND ON TO THE GROUND)

(TWO SHOT INCLUDING PYLON AS WILL MOVES TO RECOVER THE TRIANGLE)

                                        WILL

                            Oops.

                                        HOLLY

                            What happened!

                                        WILL

                            It just popped off.

            (HE PICKS IT UP)

                            Boy -- is it heavy.

(PAST WILL TO HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            I hope you didn't break it ... Maybe we'd better get Dad.

(MED. SHOT OF WILL)

                                        WILL

            (ANNOYED)

                            Holly -- what if Dad wasn't around -- we'd have to do it ourselves, wouldn't we? Haven't we talked about it during family                              council?

(PAST WILL TO HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            I guess so, but Dad is around.

(MED. SHOT OF WILL AND THE PYLON. HE EXAMINES THE TRIANGLE, TURNING IT OVER AND OVER IN HIS HAND AND LOOKING UP TO THE PLACE WHERE IT DROPPED OFF THE PYLON. FINALLY HE TRIES TO REPLACE IT. THE TRIANGLE IS REJECTED LIKE THE OPPOSITE POLES OF A MAGNET)

                                        WILL

                            I don't get it -- this thing didn't move when I first felt it -- now it acts like it doesn't want any part of the pylon.

(HE TRIES AGAIN TO PUT IT BACK ONLY THIS TIME HE ROTATES IT AROUND CLOCKWISE ONE FACE. IT STILL REJECTS THE PYLON)

(MED. SHOT OF THE SCENE INCLUDING WILL, HOLLY, AND THE PYLON)

SOUND: GRUMPY ROARS HIS AFTER LUNCH ROAR. HE IS MOVING AWAY

                                        HOLLY

            (REACTING TO GRUMPY)

                            Will!

                                        WILL

                            Grumpy's going the other way.

(MED. SHOT OF WILL AND THE PYLON. HE PICKS THE TRIANGLE UP AGAIN AND TRIES IT ONE MORE TIME. THE TRIANGLE IS SNAPPED HARD AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE PYLON. WILL JUMPS BACK HOLDING HIS HAND)

(MED. SHOT OF THE PYLON FROM WILL'S P.O.V. THERE IS A MUSICAL EFFECT AND A DOOR MAGICALLY APPEARS IN THE FACE OF THE PYLON)

(FULL SHOT OF THE PYLON WITH WILL AND HOLLY STANDING LOOKING AT THE DOORWAY AND THEN AT ONE ANOTHER IN DISBELIEF)

(WIDE SHOT OF THE SKY AS WE SEE THE SKY SNAKES MAKE A TURN)

(FADE OUT.)

(INTO: COMMERCIAL #2)

COMMERCIAL #2

ACT TWO

FADE IN:

(FULL SHOT OF THE PYLON AND WILL AND HOLLY LOOKING AT THE BLACK OPENING THAT HAS APPEARED IN ITS FACE. WILL IS RUBBING HIS HAND. HOLLY NOTICES)

(TWO SHOT WILL AND HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            You okay?

                                        WILL

                            I guess so -- it just tingles. Come on.

(FULL SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY AND THE PYLON. THEY START WALKING TOWARD IT)

(P.O.V. SHOT OF THEM APPROACHING THE PYLON. THE CAMERA MOVES CLOSER AND CLOSER UNTIL THE DOORWAY FILLS THE FRAME AND THE PICTURE IS BLACK)

(REVERSE ANGLE SHOT AT THE KIDS FROM INSIDE THE PYLON. THEY PEER IN)

                                        HOLLY

                            Will, maybe we better not.

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF A BLACK VOID. OFF IN THE DISTANCE IS A SHIMMERING TABLE AFFAIR WITH SOME LIGHT COMING FROM IT)

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF THE STUDIO HIGH BLUFF AS MARSHALL WALKS OUT LOOKING FOR THE KIDS. TIGHTEN IN TO A FULL SHOT OF MARSHALL. HE PULLS OUT HIS MIRROR AND STARTS TO FLASH OFF INTO THE JUNGLE. THEN HE STOPS WAITING FOR AN ANSWER)

(MED. HIGH AND WIDE SHOT OF A SECTION OF JUNGLE. FULL ANIMATION # _________.

THERE IS NO RESPONSE TO HIS SIGNAL)

(FULL SHOT OF MARSHALL. [CONT. SHOT #084] HE PUTS THE MIRROR AWAY AND STARTS DOWN THE STEPS OF THE HIGH BLUFF)

(FULL SHOT OF THE PYLON DOORWAY SHOOTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT TO WILL AND HOLLY PEERING IN THROUGH THE DOORWAY)

                                        HOLLY

                            It looks like it goes on forever in there.

(CONT. SHOT #083 OF THE INSIDE OF THE PYLON FROM THEIR P.O.V. THE CAMERA TIGHTENS TO THE MATRIX)

(MED. SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY PEERING THROUGH THE DOOR. CAMERA SHOOTING FROM THE INSIDE)

                                        WILL

                            I wonder what that thing does?

                                        HOLLY

                            Will ... I'm scared.

                                        WILL

                            It won't hurt to look.

(HE STARTS THROUGH THE DOORWAY. HOLLY GRABS HIS ARM)

                                        HOLLY

                            Will!

(HE TAKES HIS FOOT BACK OUT TO THE OUTSIDE AND SIGHS IN A HALF SMILE)

                                        WILL

                            Okay... okay... we'll go get Dad.

SOUND: GRUMPY ROARING VERY CLOSE

(WILL AND HOLLY TURN QUICKLY TO LOOK)

(GRUMPY FROM THEIR P.O.V. HEADING DIRECTLY INTO CAMERA, MAKING ENOUGH RACKET TO DROWN OUT A CROWD AT A FOOTBALL GAME. FULL ANIMATION # __________)

(MED. TWO SHOT OF THEM LOOKING JUST OFF CAMERA. THEY ARE STANDING AT THE DOORWAY TO THE PYLON FROZEN. [EXTERIOR OF PYLON])

                                        HOLLY

                            It's Grumpy!

                                        WILL

                            And he's looking for dessert!!

(GRUMPY FROM THEIR P.OV. HE IS CLOSER AND STILL CHARGING RIGHT AT CAMERA. FULL ANIMATION # _____________)

(CONT. SHOT #091. WILL AND HOLLY AT THE EXTERIOR OF THE PYLON)

                                        WILL

                            Come on. He's too big to come in after us.

(HE HELPS HOLLY GET INTO THE PYLON AND THEN DUCKS IN HIMSELF)

(WIDE SHOT OF THE DOORWAY FROM INSIDE THE PYLON AND WILL ENTERS. BOTH WILL AND HOLLY BACK AWAY FROM THE DOOR. THE CAMERA SHOOTS BETWEEN THEM TO THE DOORWAY. THEY BOTH TURN TO LOOK OUT. GRUMPY'S LOWER HALF ENTERS THE SHOT FROM CAMERA RIGHT AND STANDS IN THE DOORWAY. IF POSSIBLE HE TRIES TO LOOK IN. ANIMATION PLATE #__________)

(FULL SHOT OF GRUMPY AND THE PYLON. HE LETS OUT A ROAR. COCKS HIS HEAD A LITTLE AND REACHES OUT AND BITES THE PYLON ON THE TOP. FILM A FEW OVER EXPOSED FRAMES AS GRUMPY GETS A LARGE JOLT FROM THE PYLON. [IT COULD BE LIKE A LIGHTNING EFFECT] HE BACKS AWAY QUICKLY. FULL ANIMATION # ____________)

(SAME SETUP AS SHOT #094. WILL AND HOLLY SEE GRUMPY BACKING AWAY THROUGH THE DOOR. HE TURNS AND RUNS AWAY AS FAST AS HE CAN. ANIMATION PLATE # __________)

(HEAD ON TWO SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY. THEY ARE IN A BLACK VOID WITH THE MATRIX TABLE GLOWING IN THE BACKGROUND BETWEEN THEM)

                                        HOLLY

                            What happened?

                                        WILL

                            The pylon shocked him.

                                        HOLLY

                            Ol' Grumpy tried to bite off more than he could chew. Serves him right.

(WILL NOTICES THE MATRIX BEHIND THEM)

                                        WILL

            (WALKING TOWARD IT)

                            Hey, look at this.

(SHOT OVER THE MATRIX TABLE TO WILL AND HOLLY APPROACHING IT. AS THEY APPROACH THEIR FACES ARE ILLUMINATED BY THE COLORS OF THE MATRIX, RED, BLUE, GREEN, AND AMBER. WILL REACHES OUT AND GINGERLY TOUCHES A RED CRYSTAL)

SOUND: DISTANT THUNDER

(WILL AND HOLLY BOTH LOOK BACK TOWARD THE DOORWAY. THEY TURN BACK AND HOLLY TOUCHES THE RED CRYSTAL)

SOUND: MORE DISTANT THUNDER

(MED. SHOT OF HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Hey -- it makes sounds!

(SHOT OF A BLUE SKY. THE SKY SNAKES FLY THROUGH AND MAKE A BIG SWEEPING TURN. THEY ARE FLASHING COLORS. SKY SNAKES KEYED OVER SKY. BACKGROUND PLATE # ___________)

(TWO SHOT ACROSS THE MATRIX AT WILL AND HOLLY. HOLLY IS FASCINATED BY THE MATRIX. SHE TOUCHES THE COLORS AS SHE VOCALIZES THEM)

                                        HOLLY

                            Blue and red and green and yellow.

SOUND: AN EAR SHATTERING CRASH OF THUNDER. AND THEN ANOTHER AND ANOTHER. ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE. (CONTINUES UNDER)

(THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND OUT TOWARD THE DOORWAY AND THEN BACK TO EACH OTHER)

                                        WILL

                            Oh, boy, now you've done it.

                                        HOLLY

                            I didn't do anything!!

                                        WILL

                            We better get out of here!

(THEY START TO MOVE TOWARD THE DOOR WHEN ANOTHER THUNDER CRASH SMASHES OUTSIDE. THEY DUCK A LITTLE, SKRINGING FROM THE DEAFENING SOUND. THEN THEY CONTINUE OUT AND EXIT)

(FULL SHOT OF MARSHALL IN THE JUNGLE. THE LIGHTNING IS FLASHING IN HIS FACE AS HE LOOKS INTO THE SKY)

(P.O.V. SHOT OF THE SKY. AQUARIUM SHOT. IT IS AN ARRAY OF SPECTACULAR BOILING MULTI-COLORED CLOUDS. THE LIGHTNING STREAKS THROUGH THE SKY. [AQUARIUM FOR CLOUDS WITH THE LIGHTNING MATED OVER USING NON ADD MIX])

(CONT. SHOT #102. AS MARSHALL CONTINUES ON)

(EXTERIOR OF PYLON AS WILL AND HOLLY EMERGE AND LOOK UP. MULTI-COLOR LIGHTNING FLASHES CROSS THEIR FACES)

(REPEAT SHOT #103. AQUARIUM SHOT. P.O.V. OF THE SKY)

(BACK TO WILL AND HOLLY AT THE EXTERIOR OF THE PYLON. MED. TWO SHOT. THE COLORED LIGHTNING FLASHES IN THEIR FACES. A STRONG WIND STARTS HOWLING AND BLOWING THEIR HAIR)

(AQUARIUM SHOT. P.O.V. SHOT OF THE SKY AS THE THUNDER ROLLS IN THE BACKGROUND. THE SKY SNAKES FLOAT THROUGH RIGHT TO LEFT FLASHING MULTI-COLORS. [SKY SNAKES KEYED OVER SPECIAL SKY SHOT IN AQUARIUM])

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF THE SWAMP AS EMILY AND SPOT LOOK UP INTO THE SKY. MULTI-COLORED LIGHTNING FLASHES THROUGH THE SCENE. SPOT PANICS AND RUNS OFF THROUGH THE SCENE. FULL ANIMATION #___________[MIXED IN POST WITH SPECIAL LIGHTNING AND AQUARIUM SHOT)

(TWO SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY STILL STANDING IN THE DOORWAY OF THE PYLON. THE WIND AND THE LIGHTNING STILL DISTORT THEIR FACES. THEY ARE VERY FRIGHTENED)

                                        HOLLY

            (SHOUTING OVER THE THUNDER)

                            Everything is going crazy!

                                        WILL

                            I'll bet it's something you did.

(PAST WILL TO HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            You we're the one who started it -- you wanted to go inside. It's your fault too.

(PAST HOLLY TO WILL)

                                    WILL

                            It doesn't matter whose fault it is -- we've got to stop it.

(FULL TWO SHOT AS HOLLY START TO RUN OUT TOWARD CAMERA AS SHE SPEAKS THE LINE)

                                    HOLLY

                            We've got to tell Daddy!

(THEY BOTH RUN TOWARD THE CAMERA AND EXIT)

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF THE CARROT PATCH. THE CART IS STILL IN THE FOREGROUND AND THE STORM STILL RAGES ON IN A SERIES OF MULTI-COLOR FLASHES OF LIGHTNING. MARSHALL RUNS INTO THE SCENE FROM CAMERA LEFT)

                                        MARSHALL

            (TRYING TO OUT SHOUT THE THUNDER)

                            Will! Holly!

(LISTENS)

            (THEN EVEN LOUDER)

                            Will! Holly!

(HE LOOKS AROUND THE CART. AND THEN OFF AT:)

(A SECTION OF JUNGLE AS THE STORM CONTINUES. THE CHICKENS SCATTER AND FLUTTER EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME)

(MED. CLOSEUP OF MARSHALL LOOKING AT THE CHICKENS. HE SUDDENLY HEARS A STRANGE SOUND ABOVE HIM AND HE LOOKS UP)

(REPEAT SHOT #108. AQUARIUM SHOT AS THE SKY SNAKES (C-K) GLIDE BY)

(MED. SHOT OF MARSHALL LOOKING UP. A FEW WHITE BUGS ARE CARRIED IN BY THE INCREASING WIND AND HIT HIM IN THE FACE. HE SWISHES THEM OFF AND CALLS)

                                        MARSHALL

                            Holly! Will!

(HE GETS NO RESPONSE AND SO WITH THE SMALL WHITE BUGS STILL HITTING HIM IN THE FACE HE STARTS OFF DOWN STAGE TOWARD CAMERA AND EXITS TO THE RIGHT)

(FULL SHOT OF A CLEARING ON THE LEFT AND THE JUNGLE ON THE RIGHT. WILL AND HOLLY ENTER FROM THE LEFT. WILL STOPS AND LOOKS UP [CONT. STORM AND WIND])

                                        WILL

                            Holly -- LOOK!

(THEY BOTH LOOK UP)

(P.O.V. SHOT OF THE SKY. AQUARIUM PLATE. REPEAT SHOT #108 AGAIN)

(TIGHT TWO SHOT OF WILL AND HOLLY STILL LOOKING UP AT THE SKY SNAKES)

                                        HOLLY

                            That's what I saw before!

(WILL GRABS HER ARM AND THEY RUN OFF RIGHT)

(WIDER SHOT AS THEY DUCK INTO THE BUSHES JUST OUT OF THE CLEARING AND LOOK BACK TOWARD THE PYLON)

(MED. WHITE SHOT OF EXT. PYLON AREA. THE SKY SNAKES ENTER SHOT FROM THE RIGHT AND SWOOP AND DIVE AROUND THE PYLON. THE STORM CONTINUES. [SNAKES KEYED OVER FULL STUDIO])

(BACK TO WILL AND HOLLY AS THEY LOOK AT THE SKY SNAKES)

                                        HOLLY

            (SOTTO)

                            What do you think they are?

                                        WILL

                            I dunno - but I think they've got something to do with the pylon.

(JUNGLE. MARSHALL MAKES HIS WAY THROUGH. MORE WHITE BUGS HIT HIM AND HE BRUSHES THEM AWAY WITH INCREASING AWARENESS OF THEIR PRESENCE AS HE MOVES THROUGH THE BRUSH CALLING:)

                                        MARSHALL

                            Will -- Holly -- where are you?

(LIGHTNING AND THUNDER)

(GRUMPY RUNS THROUGH THE JUNGLE. THE STORM IS ALL AROUND HIM. FULL ANIMATION #___________)

(JUNGLE. MARSHALL DUCKS AS GRUMPY GOES BY)

(JUNGLE - WILL AND HOLLY AS THEY WAIT BEHIND THE BUSH. NOW A FEW BUGS FLY AT THEM. THEY BAT AT THEM -- BUT DON'T PAY ALL THAT MUCH ATTENTION...YET)

(EXT. PYLON - SKY SNAKES - WILL AND HOLLY'S P.O.V. - SNAKES LINE UP AND COME TOWARDS CAMERA. SNAKES KEYED OVER FULL STUDIO)

(JUNGLE, WILL AND HOLLY. WILL GRABS HOLLY AND THEY RUN OUT RIGHT)

(JUNGLE. ANOTHER AREA - WILL AND HOLLY AS THEY RUN IN FROM THE LEFT, EXIT RIGHT)

(EXT. SKY - THE SKY SNAKES MOVING LEFT TO RIGHT. SNAKES KEYED OVER AQUARIUM SHOT)

(JUNGLE - ANOTHER AREA - WILL AND HOLLY. THEY HIDE BEHIND A TREE)

(SKY - SKY SNAKES. THEY FLY AT CAMERA AND GO ON BY. [SNAKES KEYED OVER AQUARIUM SHOT)

(ANGLE ON WILL AND HOLLY. THEY WATCH THEM GOING AWAY. [LOOK RIGHT] THEY GIVE THE SKY SNAKES A LITTLE MORE TIME TO GET FARTHER AWAY. THE BUGS ARE FLYING MORE NOW, CAUSING THEM TO SLAP AT THEM)

                                        WILL

            (OF DEPARTING SKY SNAKES)

                            I think we lost them.

                                        HOLLY

                            I sure hope so! Oooh! Fat Rats! I can't stand these bugs!

(EFFECT: AT THIS MOMENT A SMALL PIECE OF DRY ICE HAIL PLUMMETS NEAR THEM. IT SMOKES IN FRONT OF THEM. [?])

                                        HOLLY

                            What's that!?

                                        WILL

                            Looks like hail!

            (PICKS IT UP)

                            Ouch -- it's so cold it burns.

(ANOTHER PIECE FALLS NEARBY)

                                        WILL

                            We better try to get back to the cave.

(HELPS HER UP)

(HE RELEASES HER AND BEGINS TO LEAD THE WAY AS THEY EXIT DOWN, CAMERA RIGHT)

(BOILING SKY AS COLORED LIGHTNING OBLITERATES THE SCENE. AQUARIUM SHOT)

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY. SMOKE SWIRLS AROUND HER. SHE'S BEEN KNOCKED ON HER BACK. SHE STRUGGLES TO HER FEET -- LOOKING AROUND FOR HER BROTHER)

                            HOLLY

                            Will! Will!

            (SHE LOOKS OFF, SEES HIM, SCREAMS)

                            WILL!

(FADE OUT)

(INTO: COMMERCIAL #3)

COMMERCIAL #3

ACT THREE

 

FADE IN:

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY - THE STORM STILL RAGES ON)

                                        HOLLY

            (SCREAMING)

                            Will!

(MED. WIDE OF A SECTION OF JUNGLE FROM HOLLY'S P.O.V.)

(A TREE, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, NOW LIES ATOP WILL, PINNING HIM TO THE GROUND. HE IS APPARENTLY UNCONSCIOUS. HOLLY RUNS FROM WIDER CAMERA TO HIM, PULLING AT THE BRANCHES TO GET TO HIM)

                                        HOLLY

                            Will -- Will -- are you all right? Will -- answer me!

(CLOSE - WILL. EYES ARE CLOSED)

(JUNGLE - MARSHALL WALKS IN FROM FRAME RIGHT. HE STOPS AND STARES AT THE NEARBY LIGHTNING STRIKE. BUGS ARE FLYING AT HIM AND HE BATS AT THEM)

                                        MARSHALL

                            Will! Holly! Will! Holly!

(JUNGLE. FALLEN TREE - HOLLY AND WILL. AS HOLLY TUGS AT THE TREE, TRYING TO MOVE IT OFF HER BROTHER)

                                        HOLLY

                            Oh, Will -- please be all right! Open your eyes -- say something! Please. Will! I can't move the tree! I can't move the tree!

(THROUGH ALL THE OTHER NOISE OF FRIGHTENED ANIMALS, THE WIND AND DISTANT THUNDER COMES MARSHALL'S VOICE CALLING THEIR NAME, OVER HOLLY'S LAST SPEECH)

                                        MARSHALL'S VOICE

                            Will -- Holly. Holly -- Will.

(MED. SHOT OF HOLLY. FINALLY IT REGISTERS ON HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

            (SOFTLY)

                            Daddy -- Will, it's Daddy.

            (JUMPS UP)

                            DADDY! Over here! Daddy! Over here!

(JUNGLE - MARSHALL STANDING WHERE WE LEFT HIM IN SHOT #140. HE HEARS HOLLY'S VOICE IN THE DISTANCE)

                                        HOLLY'S VOICE

                            Daddy -- Daddy. Daddy!

(MARSHALL HURRIES OFF LEFT TOWARDS THE SOUND OF HER VOICE. MORE BUGS ARE FLYING NOW)

(JUNGLE. FALLEN TREE - WILL AND HOLLY. HOLLY, SEARCHING FOR HER FATHER, AND YELLING)

                                        HOLLY

                            Daddy -- over here -- Will's been hurt!

(CLOSEUP OF WILL. HE SLOWLY OPENS HIS EYES)

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(BACK TO TIGHT TWO SHOT. HOLLY LOOKS DOWN AND SEES HER BROTHER'S EYES ARE OPEN)

                                        HOLLY

            (BENDS TO HIM)

                            -- Are you okay?

                                        WILL

            (BLINKS)

                            I think so.

                                        HOLLY

                            Daddy's coming. He'll get you out of there.

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF FALLEN TREE AREA AS MARSHALL ENTERS SHOT AND SEES HOLLY. HE MOVES QUICKLY TO THE TREE AND SURVEYS THE SCENE)

                                        HOLLY

                            Oh, Daddy -- The lightning -- It fell over on him.

(TWO SHOT AS MARSHALL KNEELS DOWN TO WILL)

                                        WILL

                            Boy am I glad to see you, Dad.

                                        MARSHALL

                            Do you think you've broken anything?

                                        WILL

            (MAKES A FEW EXPLORATORY MOVES)

                            No -- just had the wind knocked out of me.

(GROUP SHOT AS MARSHALL GETS A HOLD OF THE TREE AND MANAGES TO LIFT IT ENOUGH FOR WILL TO CRAWL OUT)

                                        MARSHALL

            (STRUGGLING)

                            Can you make it, Will?

                                        WILL

            (SCRAMBLING)

                            Yeah --

(WILL FINALLY SCRAMBLES FREE AND MARSHALL LETS THE TREE FALL DOWN)

                                        MARSHALL

                            You okay -- now?

                                        WILL

            (SHAKING HIS LIMBS)

                            All in one piece.

(TWO SHOT - WILL AND HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Whew! For a moment, there, I thought you'd gotten out of the land of the lost the hard way.

(MED. SHOT - MARSHALL)

                                        MARSHALL

                            What are you doing over here?

(MED. TWO SHOT - WILL AND HOLLY. BOTH ARE SHEEPISH. A FEW BUGS CONTINUE FLYING)

                                        WILL

                            It's my fault for not signaling you.

                                        HOLLY

                            No -- it's my fault -- I'm the one who didn't do what I was supposed to do.

(TIGHT THREE SHOT)

                                        MARSHALL

            (PUZZLED)

                            That still doesn't explain...

                                        WILL

                            -- I saw something -- some lights flashing on the pylon.

                                        MARSHALL

                            Oh?

                                        WILL

                            Dad -- WE GOT INSIDE THE PYLON!

                                        MARSHALL

                            You did!

                                        HOLLY

                            Yeah -- bit I think we did something wrong, Daddy.

(WITH A WAVE AROUND INDICATING THE WEATHER)

(MARSHALL FOLLOWS HER MOTION -- BUT DOESN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE MEANS BY IT)

                                        WILL

                            We started something happening... something to do with the weather.

SOUND: THE BUILDING HUM OF A THOUSAND TRANSFORMERS.

(OUR PEOPLE LOOK AROUND IN PANIC AT THE SOURCE OF THE NOISE. THEN THEY SEE IT)

(MED. WIDE OF A SECTION OF JUNGLE. THEIR P.O.V. - A SNOW STORM OF BUGS COMING AT THEM [BUGS SUPERED OVER SCENE])

(FULL THREE SHOT - MARSHALL, WILL, HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Look!

(AT THIS POINT, THEY ARE ENGULFED IN A SEA OF SWIRLING WHITE BUGS. THEY JUMP AROUND, SLAPPING AT THEM. HOLLY SCREAMS)

                                        MARSHALL

            (AFTER A MOMENT)

                            The water hole! Head for the water hole!

(THEY RUN OUT OF SHOT RIGHT SLAPPING AS THEY GO)

(SKY- SKY SNAKES. THEY MAKE A TURN INTO CAMERA AND START TOWARD IT, INDICATING THEY'VE SEEN OUR INTREPID INFESTED THREE. [SNAKES KEYED OVER AQUARIUM SHOT])

(JUNGLE - MARSHALL, WILL AND HOLLY RUNNING LEFT TO RIGHT, WITH BUGS SUPERED AS THEY RUN THROUGH)

(EDGE OF JUNGLE - BUGS SUPERED. THEY BREAK OUT OF THE UNDERBRUSH, RUNNING TOWARD CAMERA, STILL IN A SWARM OF BUGS)

(MED. WIDE SHOT OF JUNGLE - HIGH ANGLE - WILL, MARSHALL AND HOLLY BUGS SUPERED AS THEY RUN IN FROM UNDER CAMERA AND EXIT OFF RIGHT. THE THREE SKY SNAKES ARE RIGHT BEHIND THEM. [SKY SNAKES KEYED IN OVER FULL STUDIO])

(MED. SHOT OF JUNGLE. THEY RUN IN FROM THE LEFT. HOLLY FALLS DOWN AND BOTH MARSHALL AND WILL JUMP BACK AND HAUL HER TO HER FEET AND THE THREE OF THEM KEEP ON GOING. THEY EXIT OFF RIGHT)

(REPEAT SHOT #157. SKY SNAKES INTO CAMERA OVER AQUARIUM SHOT)

DELETED

(WATER HOLE - MARSHALL, WILL AND HOLLY - BUGS SUPERED AS THEY RACE INTO SHOT FROM THE LEFT AND JUMP INTO THE WATER. THEY ALL SUBMERGE THEMSELVES AND THE BUGS FLOAT OFF INTO THE WATER)

(TIGHTER ANGLE ON MARSHALLS - WHITE BUGS ALL OVER THE SURFACE)

                                        MARSHALL

                            Holly -- you okay?

                                        HOLLY

            (PANTING)

                            I think so. But I'm all wet.

                                        MARSHALL

                            Will?

                                        WILL

                            Yeah. I'm outta gas but I'm all right.

                                        MARSHALL

            (LOOKING AT HIS HAND INVENTORYING HIS HEALTH)

                            Anybody stung, badly?

                                        HOLLY

                            I'm so crawly I can't tel...

            (LOOKS)

                            No -- guess not.

                                        WILL

                            Me neither.

                                        MARSHALL

                            Good.

                                        HOLLY

                            Look!

(THEN ALL THREE LOOK UP AND SEE THE SKY SNAKES)

(MED. SHOT OF THE SKY STILL BOILING WITH THE MULTI-COLORED CLOUDS. THE SKY SNAKES ARE LINED UP LOOKING AT CAMERA FLASHING COLORS IN A SEQUENCE. FIRST YELLOW THEN GREEN THEN RED THEN BLUE. SNAKES KEYED INTO AQUARIUM SHOT)

(TIGHT THREE SHOT OF THE MARSHALL'S STILL IN THE WATER HOLE. THE STORM STILL RAGES)

                                        HOLLY

                            Oh -- oh. The three musketeers are back.

                                        MARSHALL

                            You've seen them before?

(TWO SHOT WILL AND MARSHALL)

                                        WILL

                            They've got something to do with the pylon.

                                        MARSHALL

                            And the pylon has something to do with the weather.

                                        WILL

                            Everything started happening when we touched that thing. The lightning, the bugs, the...

                                        MARSHALL

            (INTERRUPTING)

                            What thing? What thing?

(TIGHT SHOT OF WILL)

                                        WILL

                            It was a diamond shaped gadget with all different colors of crystals. Like the one in Enik's place in the Lost City.

(REPEAT SHOT #166. THE SKY SNAKES STILL FLASHING YELLOW, GREEN, RED AND BLUE. AQUARIUM SHOT)

(TIGHT THREE SHOT OF THE MARSHALLS)

                                        HOLLY

                            Yellow, green, red, blue.

                                        MARSHALL

                            What Holly?

                                        HOLLY

                            They've been doing it over and over -- the same colors.

(THEY LOOK UP AGAIN)

(REPEAT SHOT #166. SKY SNAKES KEYED INTO AQUARIUM SHOT)

(TIGHT THREE SHOT)

                                        WILL

                            Those colors must mean something!

                                        MARSHALL

                            Do you remember what colors you touched on that thing?

                                        WILL

                            I touched a red one which caused some thunder.

(MARSHALL LOOKS BACK UP TO THE SKY SNAKES)

(REPEAT SHOT #166. THE SKY SNAKES KEYED THROUGH THE SEQUENCE AGAIN. AQUARIUM SHOT)

(TIGHT THREE SHOT MARSHALLS)

                                        MARSHALL

            (TO HIMSELF)

                            Yellow then green.

            (TO HOLLY)

                            Can you remember the colors you touched?

(CLOSEUP OF HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            I touched the same one as Will did -- and it caused thunder again -- then I touched the -- Blue and the...

(TIGHT THREE SHOT)

                                        MARSHALL

                            The red?

                                        HOLLY

                        Yeah -- I think so. How'd you know Dad?

                                        MARSHALL

                            Those things might be trying to tell us something -- they seem to be flashing the colors in the opposite sequence of the one's                              you touched.

(REPEAT SHOT #166. THEN P.O.V. SKY SNAKES AQUARIUM SHOT)

(TIGHT THREE SHOT)

                                        MARSHALL

            (FISHES INTO HIS SHIRT FOR HIS MIRROR)

                            I'm gonna try something.

(MARSHALL TAKES IT OUT AND STARTS FLASHING THE MIRROR AT THE SKY SNAKES)

                                        HOLLY

                            Gee, Dad -- you think they understand code

                                        MARSHALL

                            Probably not -- but at least they'll know we're trying to communicate with them.

(SKY - SKY SNAKES. THEY SHIFT INTO MULTI-COLORED FRENZY AND ABRUPTLY TURN AND DEPART. [SKY SNAKES KEYED INTO AQUARIUM SHOT])

(BACK TO THE THREE AS MARSHALL DROPS THE MIRROR DOWN AND THEY JUST LOOK AT EACH OTHER)

                                        HOLLY

                            Does that mean "Yes"?

                                        MARSHALL

                            We have no way of knowing.

(SHARP CRACK OF LIGHTNING FOLLOWED BY: EFFECTS: SEVERAL SMALL CHUNKS OF DRY ICE HAIL HIT THE WATER AND START SMOKING)

                                        MARSHALL

            (OF THE HAIL)

                            But we have to try something!

(STARTS HEADING OUT OF THE WATER)

                                        HOLLY

            (HESITANT)

                            But the bugs!

                            MARSHALL

                            We've got to.

                                        HOLLY

            (SHUDDERS AT THE THOUGHT)

                            Uggh!

                                        WILL

                            Just keep your mouth closed.

(HOLLY STICKS HER TONGUE AT HER BROTHER AND GETS A TREAT FOR HER TROUBLE. SHE PAWS AT HER MOUTH. SHE MAKES SOME UNINTELLIGIBLE COMMENT AS SHE HURRIES OUT OF THE WATER BEHIND THEM. THEY EXIT OFF LEFT)

(PYLON AREA AS WILL, HOLLY AND MARSHALL APPROACH FROM RIGHT. THEY LOOK UP AS THEY BAT AT THE BUGS)

(THE SKY SNAKES CIRCLING. [SKY SNAKES KEYED INTO AQUARIUM SHOT])

(PYLON AREA - THREE SHOT)

                                        WILL

                            You were right, Dad.

(EFFECTS: SOME LIGHTNING AND THUNDER - SOME BELLOWING OF THE BEASTS. A FEW DRY ICE HAIL STONES. WIND. )

(WILL INDICATES THE OPENING IN THE PYLON. THEY GO IN AFTER BRUSHING AWAY THE BUGS ON THEM)

(INTERIOR PYLON. THE PYLON DOOR SHOOTING FROM INSIDE. THE MARSHALLS ENTER)

                                        WILL

            (INDICATING THE MATRIX)

                            That's it.

(REVERSE ANGLE OF THE MATRIX TABLE IN THE DISTANCE. THEY ENTER SHOT FROM NEXT TO CAMERA AND APPROACH THE MATRIX)

(THREE SHOT OVER THE MATRIX AS THEY APPROACH)

                                        WILL

                            Can I try it now, Dad?

(MARSHALL STEPS BACK)

                                        MARSHALL

                            Okay, first yellow.

(WILL, WITH AN APPREHENSIVE LOOK AROUND, GINGERLY TOUCHES THE YELLOW INTERSECTION OF THE MATRIX)

(THE WIND DIES AWAY)

                                        MARSHALL

            (SOFTLY)

                            Green.

(WILL SEARCHES FOR IT - FINDS IT AND CAREFULLY TOUCHES IT)

(SKY. AQUARIUM SHOT. EFFECTS: THE CLOUDS BEGIN TO RECEDE)

(INTERIOR PYLON)

                                        MARSHALL

                            Now red and blue.

                                        HOLLY

                            Can I touch the last two? I kinda messed it up.

                                        MARSHALL

                            Go ahead.

(MED. SHOT OF HOLLY AS SHE TOUCHES THE LAST TWO INTERSECTIONS -- THEN THEY ALL LOOK AT ONE ANOTHER -- WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN. THEY ARE NOT IMMEDIATELY AWARE THAT WHAT THEY ARE HEARING IS BLESSED, BEAUTIFUL SILENCE)

(TIGHT THREE SHOT)

                                        HOLLY

                            Listen --

                                        WILL

                            Yeah, it's quiet!

                                        MARSHALL

            (NODS)

                            All right - let's leave well enough alone now.

(USHERS THEM OUTSIDE)

(THEY EXIT SHOT ON RIGHT)

(EXTERIOR PYLON - THE THREE AS THEY COME OUT AND LOOK AROUND. EVERYTHING IS BACK THE WAY IT WAS -- EXCEPT THERE ARE WHITE BUGS ALL OVER THE GROUND)

SOUND: THE BASSOONY-PENNY WHISTLE OF THE WEIRDO CHICKENS OF LOTL

                                        HOLLY

                            Look!

(ANGLE ON THE CHICKENS - THEIR P.O.V. AS WE SEE THEM BUSILY EATING THE BUGS AND TELLING EACH OTHER ABOUT IT)

(EXTERIOR PYLON AREA - THE THREE SMILE OVER THIS. WILL REACHES UP AND TURNS THE TRIANGLE ABOVE THE DOOR AND STANDS BACK)

(THEIR P.O.V. OF THE DOOR. AS THE DOOR DISAPPEARS [MATCH DISSOLVE])

(THREE SHOT AS THEY HEAR SOMETHING OVERHEAD AND LOOK UP)

(THE SKY SNAKES KEYED IN A NORMAL SKY. BACKGROUND PLATE #____________)

(DISSOLVE TO:)

(EXTERIOR HIGH BLUFF - NIGHT. LIGHT SHINES FROM THE CAVE DOOR)

(MARSHALL - CAVE - NIGHT - TIGHTEN TO A TIGHT THREE SHOT)

(THEY ARE ALL SITTING AROUND THE FIRE OR THE TABLE)

                                        MARSHALL

                            There's a lesson to be learned from all this. Isn't there?

                                        WILL

                                Yeah -- don't mess around with things you don't understand.

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Don't go experimenting until you got a pretty good idea what will happen when you do -- one thing can effect another until                              everything gets out of whack. That's ecology, isn't it?

(MED. SHOT - WILL)

                                        WILL

                            Yeah.

(TIGHT GROUP)

                                        WILL

            (PAUSE)

                            Dad.

                                        MARSHALL

                            Yes?

                                        WILL

                            Holly's got two more names of things. What are you going to call those things in the sky.

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            I think I want to call them Sky Snakes.

(MED. SHOT - WILL)

                                        WILL

                            And the bugs?

(MED. SHOT - HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Ugh -- you can name THEM.

(MED. SHOT - WILL)

                                        WILL

                            Okay. Holly bugs.

(MED. SHOT- HOLLY)

                                        HOLLY

                            Daddy! Make him name them something else!

(TIGHT THREE SHOT)

                                        WILL

                            All right - how about BRAT BUGS.

(HOLLY THROWS SOMETHING AT HIM)

                                        WILL

                            Ugh bugs?... Bad bugs?... Ugly bugs?...

(PAUSE - NO ONE LIKES THE IDEA)

                            Okay, just bugs then...

(FADE OUT)

(INTO: COMMERCIAL #4)

 

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