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Post
#1270593
Topic
The Superman Trilogy, Part I: The Last Son of Krypton
Time

INT. NELL’S HOME/BEDROOM — DAY

Another bout of lovemaking between Clark and Nell comes to a close.

CUT TO

A minute later.

Nell and Clark lay together, sheets bunched up between them. Instead of cuddling, making pillow talk, they watch the ceiling — Nell with disinterest, Clark with dissatisfaction — a silent, palpable distance between them.

Sitting up, Nell reaches over Clark for the nightstand on his side of the bed, taking up a cigarette case and lighter resting atop a movie magazine. As she fishes a cigarette from the case, Clark picks up the magazine; an image of Greta Garbo emblazons the front cover.

CLARK: Greta Garbo. (flips through magazine) Is she a good actress?

Lighting up her cigarette, Nell shrugs.

CLARK: I don’t know any of the actors. I’ve never been to the movies. I’ve never been out of Smallville to see one. (beat) My whole life.

NELL: Poor dear. (solemn) I know that feeling well.

The two make eye contact, on the cusp of an emotional connection.

CLARK: Do you remember your first? Which was it?

Nell takes a moment to think it over.

NELL: Frankenstein, in 1910. (takes drag) Yes, it was Frankenstein.

CLARK: What was it like?

NELL: You’ve read the book.

CLARK: Certainly.

NELL: There’s your answer.

The distance returns.

Nell offers Clark her cigarette. Accepting it, Clark takes a dispassionate puff. Tobacco does nothing for him.

INT. NELL’S HOME/ENTRANCE HALL — DAY

Nell opens the front door for Clark.

NELL: You’ll be in tomorrow, of course.

CLARK: It’ll be a long day for me. I don’t believe I’ll make it in.

NELL: Then the day after.

CLARK: The family’s entertaining a guest — my cousin Linda, visiting down from Canada. I’m sorry.

Clark enters the threshold.

NELL: (raises hand) Just a moment!

Stopping in the door, Clark waits for Nell as she leaves for another room. In a minute she returns, a fresh-baked pie in hand.

NELL: (offers pie to Clark) Pecan.

CLARK: Thank you.

Nell starts to smile.

CLARK: (cont’d) Ma has allergies, but I appreciate the gesture.

The nascent smile dies.

CLARK: (forlorn) Take good care of yourself, Nell.

Clark steps through the door, closing it after him. Nell is left standing in the entrance hall, alone with her pie.

Post
#1270372
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

ChainsawAsh said:

Now I want a series predating even KOTOR about how humanoid androids rebelled and started a massive war against the “living” species, to the point where they infiltrated their enemy by creating duplicates, causig a McCarthyism-style witch hunt and ending in the banning of lifelike droids throughout the galaxy.

In other words, kind of what I wanted the Clone Wars to be, but with androids instead of clones.

In other words, sort of a mishmash of Blade Runner, The Second Renaissance, and some version of the Butlerian Jihad (but not BH/KJA’s version), set in the ancient times of the Star Wars universe.

So, a series about the Great Droid Revolution?