Thursday, June 12, 2014


Screenplay by James C. L'Angelle
WGA West Reg.# 1587391  

EXT. (Exterior Scene) PAN Lunar surface then move to space immediately above.

    SCROLLING TEXT   The year is 2028. The Chinese People's Republic    has established a sprawling base on the surface    of the Moon just below Mons Piton at the southern   shore of the Ocean of Storms. The United States,   along with Russia, has assembled a task force to   meet the challenge from the Chinese to "throw   anybody off the Moon who attempts to land".

  The task force, known as "Lunar Strike, Manned   Force to Tranquility" or by the acronym "LSMFT",   is accompanied by Atlas Hayes of the Recon News   Agency; this is his story...

EXT.  SPACE ABOVE THE MOON. A long column of tiny metallic specks appear in the backdrop of the star field and rapidly approach the lunar surface. The specks grow larger and become visible as a large formation of modules, landers, supply orbiters; some with American flags on them, others with Russian flags and insignias. The spacecraft range from modified American Apollo-class landing craft to large Russian Kvant and Soyuz capsules, most with some form of armament visible on them. The long column begins to split off into formations of squadron size, dropping into various orbits above the lunar surface.


By James C. L’Angelle
WGA West Reg# 1633242



EXT.   JFK International Airport, New York.  Air Africa Airbus descends in final approach to runway, touches down skids to a stop, taxis onto tarmac at boarding gate.

Your attention  please, ladies and gentlemen. We are now at JFK International and this is the final destination of Air Africa Flight 698 from Addis Ababa. All passengers must exit the aircraft here. You will need to pass through customs to be cleared before leaving the airport so be advised to have all necessary documents, passports and visas, with you at customs inside the terminal. Also be advised that there is some very dangerous weather in the forecast for the next few days so be certain to make immediate plans if you are travelling onward or booking lodging here in New York City.
Speaking for myself and the rest of the crew, we have enjoyed having you on board. Thank you and welcome to the United States of America.

INT. Passengers are waiting in line at customs control as various agents are busy checking documents. Among them in line are TIM SOLDIER and HECTOR LOPEZ of Sacramento based Recon News Agency.

Boy, Tim, am I glad to be back in the good old US of A. I thought we'd never get out of that mess in Somalia.

I couldn't agree with you more, Hector. For once, you were right and we're never going back, I don't care what kind of offer Muhammad makes.

HECTOR (Laughing)
Well that was a smart move back in Addis Ababa telling him we were going to New Orleans and then changing our flight in the last minute to New York. I can see him right now searching all over the French Quarter for us.