UFO Script for
"Reflections in the Water"

​​SYNOPSIS: Straker and Foster find themselves in a strange underwater double world in which they come face to face with their own apparent twins.

      Two incidents take Ed Straker and Paul Foster to a volcanic island in the Atlantic.  One is when a freighter is sunk by a mysterious object in the shape of a flying fish.  The other is when a film cameraman meets his death while photographing fish from that same area which have found their way to the English coast.  At the same time, a report comes in from one of the SHADO personnel, named Anderson that a mass attack by UFO's is imminent.

      When Straker and Foster, following reports from a SkyDiver captain investigate they find an underwater cable which the flying fish, now identified as a UFO, was using as a power source.  Following this, they come to a huge dome, which they investigate but find impossible to enter.  Clearing a section of it, they look in and to their amazement see Anderson inside.  Yet when they return to SHADO headquarters, they find Anderson already there.  He denies any knowledge of the dome but, as a precaution, is put under detention while Straker and Foster go back again to investigate the mysterious dome more closely.  A watch has been kept on it all the time by SkyDiver.

      This time, when they lean against it, they suddenly find themselves on the inside.  Beginning their search, they go separate ways, but when they come face to face again Foster launches a surprise attack on Straker.  Defending himself, Straker kills his opponent.  Then, to his bewilderment, Foster himself appears and they realise that the body on the floor is an exact double.  Investigating further, they make another astonishing discovery.  As they go through a door, they find themselves in an identical replica of SHADO headquarters, and doubles of all the staff appear.  When they overhear instructions being given to Moonbase to allow the missed UFO's through without interception, the truth dawns on them.  Aliens have hit on a plan to fool Moonbase into believing that instructions are coming from the real SHADO Control.

      There is little time to spare.  The SkyDiver crew have been told to blow up the dome if Straker and Foster have not returned in an hour.  And the hour is almost up . . .

THE SCRIPT FOR THE UFO EPISODE
“REFLECTIONS IN THE WATER”

by

David Tomblin


© Century 21 Pictures
MGM Studios
Boreham Wood,
Herts.

CAST LIST:
PERMANENT:
STRAKER
JOHNSON
FOSTER
CAPTAIN (SKYDIVER)
CREW MAN (SKYDIVER)
HOWELL
MOONBASE LIEUTENANT

NEW:
ELLIS
SKIPPER
FIRST SEAMAN
PRODUCER
DIRECTOR
CAMERAMAN
INSURANCE MAN
GIRL OPERATOR
COMPUTER MAN
DOCTOR

SET LIST:
INT. WHEELHOUSE (STUDIO)
EXT. FISHING BOAT (STUDIO)
INT. BARE ROOM (STUDIO)
INT. RUSHES THEATRE (STUDIO)
INT. UNDERGROUND CONTROL (STUDIO)
INT. STRAKER’S INNER OFFICE (STUDIO)
INT. SKYDIVER (STUDIO)
INT. STRAKER’S UNDERGROUND OFFICE (STUDIO)
INT. SEAPLANE (STUDIO)
INT. ESCAPE CHAMBER (STUDIO)
EXT. SECTION OF DOME (STUDIO)
EXT. INT. DOME (STUDIO)
INT. COMPUTER ROOM (STUDIO)
INT. DOME (STUDIO)
INT. CORRIDOR (STUDIO)
INT. MOONBASE CONTROL (STUDIO)

VISUAL EFFECTS:
EXT. ATLANTIC
EXT. SEA BED
EXT. SHIPS DECK
EXT. SEA
EXT. VOLCANO
EXT. SEA BED AND BASE OF VOLCANO
EXT. SKYDIVER
EXT. DOME
INT. TORPEDO TUBES 

FADE IN:

1 EXT. ATLANTIC. EARLY MORNING. (V.E.) 5 SECS


SILHOUETTED AGAINST THE RISING SUN A FREIGHTER PASSING AN UNINHABITED VOLCANIC ISLAND.

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2 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 12 SECS

A SEAMAN STANDS AT THE WHEEL. HE LIGHTS A CIGARETTE TO HELP KEEP AWAKE. HE LEAVES THE WHEEL FOR A MINUTE TO THROW THE SPENT MATCH THROUGH THE OUTSIDE DOOR. AS HE DOES SO SOMETHING CATCHES HIS EYE.

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3 EXT. SEA. DAY. (V.E.) 5 SECS

BENEATH THE SURFACE HE SEES A LARGE OBJECT TRAVELLING PARALLEL WITH THE SHIP.

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4 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 22 SECS

THE SEAMAN PICKS UP THE PHONE.

SEAMAN
(Ellis)
Skipper, Ellis here. You’d better come and have a look. There’s something alongside. Probably the latest thing in submarines… shaped like a big jelly.

SKIPPER
(sleepily VO)
Well throw it a packet of custard powder… alright, I’ll be right up.

ELLIS GOES TO HAVE ANOTHER LOOK.

CUT TO:

5 EXT. SEA BED. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

THE SHAPE HE SAW WAS A U.F.O.
FROM UNDERNEATH IT A LONG, SHINY OBJECT EMERGES. IT IS ROUGHLY THE SHAPE OF A FLYING FISH.

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6 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 12 SECS

THE SKIPPER COMES THROUGH THE HATCH PULLING ON HIS JACKET.

SKIPPER
Well, where’s this monster of the deep?

JUST AS HE FINISHES THE SENTENCE THE WHOLE SHIP ROCKS WITH AN EXPLOSION. THE TWO MEN ARE BLOWN THE LENGTH OF THE CABIN.

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7 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 6 SECS

THE SKIPPER STAGGERS TO HIS FEET AND LOOKS THROUGH THE WINDSCREEN.

CUT TO:

8 EXT. SHIP’S DECK. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

ON THE DECK IS A GAPING HOLE, SMOKE AND FIRE POURING FROM IT.

9 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

THE SKIPPER LOOKS TO THE SKY, THEN MOVES QUICKLY TO THE DOOR. ELLIS JOINS HIM. THEY LOOK AND LISTEN FOR AN AIRCRAFT. THEN SUDDENLY THEIR HEADS JERK DOWN TO THE SEA.

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10 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

OUT OF THE WATER COMES THE “FLYING FISH”. IT MOVES SO FAST IT SEEMS TO BE A SILVER FLASH. AS IT REACHES THE TOP OF ITS TRAJECTORY IT LOOSES A BOLT OF LIGHT. THE SHIP ROCKS AS IT EXPLODES ON THE DECK.

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11 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

AS THE SHIP SHUDDERS THE TWO MEN HOLD ON TO THE RAIL.

CUT TO:

12 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 2 SECS

THE “FLYING FISH” FLASHES BACK INTO THE SEA.

CUT TO:

13 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 21 SECS

THE MEN ARE BADLY SHAKEN. THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER TO CONFIRM THAT THEY ARE NOT SEEING THINGS.

SKIPPER
(very quietly)
What the hell was that?

ELLIS
It must have come from that sub.

HE LOOKS THROUGH THE DOOR OVER THE SIDE.

ELLIS
It’s not there now.

THE THREE OTHER SEAMEN IN VARIOUS STATES OF DRESS CLIMB THROUGH THE HATCH.

FIRST SEAMAN
What happened? What happened?

SKIPPER
I don’t know.

THE SEAMEN LOOK AT EACH OTHER, MYSTIFIED. THE SKIPPER AND ELLIS ARE STRAINING THEIR EYES ON THE SURFACE OF THE SEA.

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14 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 2 SECS

HARDLY A RIPPLE

CUT TO:

15 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 2 SECS

ALL THE MEN NOW WATCH THE SEA.

CUT TO:

16 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 2 SECS

NOTHING

CUT TO:

17 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STARTING ON THE SKIPPER WE PAN AROUND THE ANXIOUS FACES.

CUT TO:

18 EXT. TANKER. DAY. (VE) 4 SECS

WE PAN ACROSS THE SMOULDERING DECK.

CUT TO:

19 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY (STUDIO) 6 SECS

CLOSE SHOT THE SKIPPER. HE LICKS HIS LIPS SUDDENLY HIS HEAD JERKS TO HIS LEFT.

CUT TO:

20 EXT. SURFACE OF SEA. DAY (VE) 3 SECS

THE “FLYING FISH” ERUPTS

CUT TO:

21 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE “FLYING FISH” LEAPS. AGAIN IT THROWS OUT A BOLT OF LIGHT. THE SHIP IS HIT JUST IN FRONT OF THE WHEELHOUSE.

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22 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

THE MEN ARE THROWN TO THE DECK. SMOKE POURS EVERYWHERE.

CUT TO:

23 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 3 SECS

THE “FLYING FISH” DIVES BACK INTO THE WATER.

CUT TO:

24 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE SHIP IS TORN BY A SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS.

CUT TO:

25 INT. WHEELHOUSE. DAY. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

MOST OF THE MEN ARE DEAD OR UNCONSCIOUS. THE SKIPPER FEEBLY GETS TO HIS FEET AND SWITCHES ON THE RADIO.

SKIPPER
Under attack… from submarine… airborne missile… like flying fish…

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26 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE SHIP BLOWS AGAIN AND BEGINS TO SINK. WE PAN TO FINISH ON THE VOLCANIC ISLAND.

MAIN TITLES

EXT. FISHING BOAT. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS


C.U. OF THE DIVER AS HIS MASK COMES OFF. WATER POURS OUT. WE SEE HE IS DEAD.

TITLES OVER

EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 8 SECS


THE LATEST VERSION OF THE VERTICAL TAKE-OFF JET SCREAMS ACROSS THE SKY.

TITLES OVER

EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 8 SECS

A SEAPLANE FLIES STRAIGHT TO CAMERA.

TITLES OVER

INT. BARE ROOM. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS


LARGE C.U. OF THE DOCTOR’S HYPODERMIC NEEDLE WHIP UP TO JOHNSON’S FACE AS IT IS INSERTED

TITLES OVER

INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER DOUBLE LOCKED TOGETHER IN COMBAT.

TITLES OVER

EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 7 SECS


VOLCANIC ISLAND BLOWING UP.

TITLES OVER

FADE OUT.


27 EXT. HARLINGTON STRAKER STUDIO. DAY. (STOCK) 5 SECS

ESTABLISHING SHOT.

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28 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. (STUDIO) DAY. 40 SECS

STRAKER IS SITTING IN THE THEATRE. BORED TO TEARS. HE IS VIEWING WITH THE PRODUCER AND PRODUCTION MANAGER A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT FISHING. ON THE SCREEN WE SEE SEVERAL SHOTS OF A PICTURESQUE CORNISH FISHING VILLAGE.

PRODUCER
I found this place last year, on a cycling holiday with my wife. I thought it would be a good idea to contrast the modern fishing methods with the old… look at that.

ON THE SCREEN WE SEE A SHOT OF A PARTICULARLY OLD PART OF THE VILLAGE. A COUPLE OF FISHERMEN ARE LEAVING A HOUSE WITH LONG ROWING OARS OVER THEIR SHOULDERS.

PRODUCER
Could be back in the seventeenth century.

STRAKER
(stifling a yawn)
Yes, very good. Very good.

PRODUCER
Just look at the textures of all the brickwork… must be all of three hundred years old.

STRAKER
Um… yes…

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29 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. STUDIO. DAY. 20 SECS

THE STUDY OF BRICK TEXTURES IS REPLACED BY A VERY ARTY SHOT OF FISHING BOATS PUTTING TO SEA.

PRODUCER
Most of those boats are over fifty years old. Don’t build ‘em like that anymore.

ON THE SCREEN WE NOW SEE THE BOATS DROPPING THEIR NETS OVER THE SIDE.

30 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 58 SECS

THE CONTROL ROOM IS OPERATING NORMALLY. JOHNSON IS STUDYING SOME COMPUTER DATA.

V.O.
(squeezed)
May Day. May Day. Deep space probe eighty-seven.
Calling May Day. May Day. Deep space probe eighty-seven calling.

JOHNSON DEPRESSES SWITCH.

JOHNSON
(urgently)
Control receiving. Go ahead, eighty-seven.

V.O.
Twenty, twenty-five U.F.O.’s massing. Seem to be making a base. They are in area N.M.L. twelve. Four hours from earth. At SOL 0.96. We have been seen. Three U.F.O.’s approaching. Taking evasive action.

THERE IS AN EXPLOSION

We are hit! We are hit!

ON THE COMMUNICATIONS LINK ONLY STATIC CAN NOW BE HEARD.

JOHNSON
D.S.P. Eighty-seven… Come in, Come in…

V.O.
On fire…

ANOTHER EXPLOSION IS HEARD. THE RADIO-LINK GOES DEAD.

JOHNSON
(desperately)
Eighty-seven… eighty-seven… can you hear me…

CUT TO:

31 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. DAY. (STADIO) 20 SECS

TWO SHOT STRAKER AND THE PRODUCER.

PRODUCER
It’s uncanny… these men work purely by instinct… no equipment… just years of experience… passed down from generation to generation.

ON THE SCREEN THE FISHERMEN ARE PULLING IN THE NETS: THEY ARE FULL OF FISH.

CUT TO:

32 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. (STUDIO) DAY 9 SECS

STRAKER TRIES VERY HARD TO SHOW INTEREST.

PRODUCER
The amazing thing is, that only two hours before this our underwater detector reported, “nothing in the area.”

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33 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. STUDIO. DAY. 15 SECS

ON THE SCREEN THE FISHING BOATS ARE PUTTING INTO PORT. THE NEXT CUT IS THE FISH BEING TIPPED INTO BASKETS. ON TOP OF THE PILE OF FISH IS ONE VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS.

PRODUCER’S VOICE
Wait a minute! What’s that? … That fish?

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34 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. (STUDIO) DAY. 11 SECS

PRODUCER
Strange. They’re only found in mid-Atlantic. I say, we’ve got a find here… never been seen around our shores…

STRAKER TRIES TO SHOW SUITABLE SURPRISE.

CUT TO:

35 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. (STUDIO) DAY 5 SECS

CLOSE SHOT OF STRAKER. WE TRACK IN TO A PEN IN HIS POCKET. IT BLEEPS.

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36 INT. RUSHES THEATRE. (STUDIO) DAY. 27 SECS

STRAKER
Yes, most interesting… if you’ll excuse me… I’ve just remembered… I was so intrigued I almost forgot… I have to meet the backers of the next picture… I’m late already.

THE PRODUCER HARDLY HEARS. HE IS SO ENGROSSED WITH HIS NEW DISCOVERY.

PRODUCER
Yes, yes, Mr. Straker… quite understand.

STRAKER HURRIES OUT. THE PRODUCER TURNS TO HIS PRODUCTION MANAGER.

PRODUCER
Send an underwater cameraman down tomorrow… I think we may have a very interesting new dimension to this film.

CUT TO:

37 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 48 SECS

STRAKER ENTERS THE CONTROL ROOM, JOHNSON CROSSES TO HIM.

JOHNSON
Deep space probe eight-seven has been destroyed. They saw a build-up of U.F.O.’s in area N. L. twelve.

STRAKER
N. L. twelve? That’s only four hours away.

JOHNSON
I’ve alerted all stations.

STRAKER
Put observation platform Watchdog in that zone. Computerise every piece of information it sends in… no matter how small…

HALF TO HIMSELF:
A mass UFO attack… our defence screen will knock out at least half of them… before they even get into earth’s atmosphere. It doesn’t make sense… it wouldn’t be a practical proposition…

JOHNSON
Maybe they expect to get them all through.

STRAKER
They know that’s not possible… unless they have something else up their sleeves.

CUT TO:

38 EXT. FISHING BOAT. (STOCK) 4 SECS

TO ESTABLISH

39 EXT. SEA AND FISHING BOAT. DAY. (STUDIO) 130 SECS

THE DIRECTOR OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM AND TWO CAMERA CREW ARE ABOARD. AN OLD FISHERMAN IS JUST CUTTING THE ENGINE. THE CAMERAMAN IS ALREADY DRESSED IN A SKIN DIVING SUIT LACKING THE MASK, WHICH THE CAMERA ASSISTANT HOLDS.

CAMERAMAN
All this way just to photograph fish that shouldn’t be here. They must have more money than sense.

DIRECTOR
If you do see any, shoot about two hundred feet. From at least six different angles. O.K?

CAMERAMAN
Okay.

THE ASSISTANT HANDS HIM THE MASK, WHICH HE PUTS ON.

DIRECTOR
(into small mike)
Testing… one… two… three… four…

CAMERAMAN
(squeezed)
Loud and clear.

THE ASSISTANT HANDS HIM THE UNDERWATER CAMERA. HE SITS ON THE SIDE OF THE BOAT THEN ROLLS OFF BACKWARDS INTO THE WATER.

CAMERAMAN
(squeezed)
Well at least the water’s warm.

DIRECTOR
See anything?

CAMERAMAN
(squeezed)
Not yet… strange… the deeper I go the warmer the water… Well, your fish are here… Hundreds of them. Not only that… several different tropical kinds. Most be this warm water. I can see something else…

WITH CONTROLLED PANIC.

It’s like a flying fish… large … silver. It’s turning towards me…

THE DIRECTOR SPEAKS SHARPLY TO THE FISHERMAN.

DIRECTOR
Are there sharks in these waters?

THE FISHERMAN SHAKES HIS HEAD.

CAMERAMAN
(panicking)
It’s coming for me…

HE SCREAMS STOP AS THE COMMUNICATIONS LINK GOES DEAD. THE DIRECTOR AND THE CAMERA ASSISTANT LOOK DESPERATELY INTO THE WATER. THE CAMERAMAN COMES TO THE SURFACE. THEY PULL HIM ABOARD. THE AIR PIPE IS BROKEN. QUICKLY THEY REMOVE HIS MASK. THE WATER RUNS OUT.

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40 INT. FISHING BOAT. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

AS THE MASK COMES OFF WE SEE THE MAN IS DEAD.

DISSOLVE.

END OF ACT ONE

FADE IN

ACT TWO 

FADE OUT

END OF ACT I

- - - - - SPONSOR’S MESSAGE - - - - -

ACT II

FADE IN

41 INT. STRAKER’S INNER OFFICE. DAY. (STUDIO) 63 SECS

AN INSURANCE MAN IS FILLING IN A FORM. STRAKER SITS BEHIND HIS DESK. THE PRODUCER IS PACING. FOSTER IS STANDING BY STRAKER’S DESK. THE INSURANCE MAN STRAIGHTENS UP.

INSURANCE MAN
And you say he was photographing fish?

PRODUCER
Yes.

HE STOPS BY A MAP OF THE WORLD.

A species of fish normally found here.

INDICATING ON THE MAP.

Never before seen off the coast of Cornwall.

THE INSURANCE MAN WRITES.

INSURANCE MAN
Did anybody check to find out about sharks in this area?

PRODUCER
I did, personally. I was assured that they rarely come to that part of the coast… and the occasional one that did was harmless.

INSURANCE MAN
(hard)
But the air pipe was severed.

PRODUCER
(flatly)
Yes.

INSURANCE MAN
Well, that’s all, gentlemen. When our investigations are completed I will call again to discuss the claim. Good day.

HE TAKES HIS HAT AND LEAVES

PRODUCER
If you’ll excuse me, Mr. Straker. I’d better go and see his wife.

STRAKER
Yes of course. If there’s anything we can do…

PRODUCER
Thank you.

HE GOES.

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42 INT. SYTRAKER’S INNER OFFICE. DAY. (STUDIO) 24 SECS

AS THE DOOR CLOSES STRAKER MOVES SWIFTLY TO THE MAP.

STRAKER
The Cameraman said something about a large silver flying fish. Last week that freighter was sunk here…

HE STABS THE SPOT INDICATED BY THE PRODUCER.

...by missiles like flying fish.

FOSTER
And the species of fish off Cornwall are normally found there. You think thre’s a link?

STRAKER
(on the move)
Too much of a coincidence not to be.

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43 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 23 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER COME IN.

STRAKER
(to Johnson)
Contact SkyDiver.

JOHNSON SWITCHES THROUGH.

JOHNSON
Commander Straker to SkyDiver.

STRAKER
Proceed to area where the freighter “Sheerness” was sunk. Full instructions being prepared. I will contact you again in thirty minutes.

DISSOLVE:

44 EXT. BENEATH ATLANTIC. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

SKYDIVER MAKING ITS WAY TOWARDS THE VOLCANIC ISLAND.

CUT TO:

45 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

THE CAPTAIN RAISES THE PERISCOPE AND LOOKS THROUGH.

CUT TO:

46 EXT. SEA AND VOLCANIC ISLAND. DAY. (VE) 12 SECS

THROUGH THE PERISCOPE WE SEE THE VOLCANIC ISLAND.

CAPTAIN (VO)
Take her down to the sea bed. Let’s have a look around there.

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47 ETX. SEA BED AND BASE OF VOLCANO. DAY (VE) 5 SECS

SKYDIVER DESCENDING.

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48 INT. CONTROL UNDERGROUND (STUDIO) 45 SECS

STRAKER COMING FROM HIS OFFICE STOPS AT JOHNSON’S CONSOLE.

STRAKER
What’s the latest from Watchdog?

JOHNSON
Last report indicated no change. UFO’s still in stationary position and showing no signs of moving.

STRAKER
What are they waiting for? What does the computer think?

JOHNSON
With so little information, it’s reluctant to give an answer. When I insisted, it said they can only be waiting for a) reinforcements, b) bad weather to negate radar, c) the non-operation of defences namely S.H.A.D.O. control.

STRAKER
(disgusted)
Well we know there has been no sign of reinforcements. The weather forecast is good for the next month and S.H.A.D.O. certainly won’t stop operating.

ON THE MOVE.

The next batch of information you feed in… add a drop of castor oil.

HE GOES BACK INTO HIS OFFICE.

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49 INT. SKYDIVER. UNDERWATER (STUDIO) 18 SECS

THE CAPTAIN IS WATCHING THE T.V. SCREEN. ON IT WE SEE THE BASE OF THE VOLCANO.

CREW MAN
(checking gauge)
The water temperature is still rising.

THE CAPTAIN CROSSES AND CHECKS.

CAPTAIN
Fifteen degrees higher than the surface.

HOWELL
Maybe the volcano is active.

CAPTAIN
No. We checked on that. Call S.H.A.D.O. Control.

HOWELL
Yes, sir.

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50 INT. STRAKER’S OFFICE. UNDERGROUND (STUDIO) 26 SECS

STRAKER ANSWERS THE INTERCOM AS IT BUZZES.

CONTROL GIRL OPERATOR (V.O.)
SkyDiver calling, Commander.

STRAKER
Yes, Captain.

CAPTAIN (V.O.)
We are in the search area. Thought you ought to know. Water temperature near base of volcano thirty degrees higher than normal.

STRAKER
(thoughtfully)
I see… thank you. I’ll call you back.

STRAKER DEPRESSES ANOTHER SWITCH.

STRAKER
Colonel Foster, bring in the report on the underwater cameraman.

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51 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND (STUDIO) 8 SECS

JOHNSON IS NO LONGER IN THE CONTROL ROOM. HIS PLACE HAS BEEN TAKEN BY ONE OF THE GIRLS. FOSTER LEANS OVER HER SHOULDER.

FOSTER
(into mike)
Yes, sir.

HE TAKES THE FILE FROM A CABINET AND GOES TO STRAKER’S OFFICE.

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52 INT. STRAKER’S OFFICE. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 72 SECS

AS FOSTER ENTERS, STRAKER IS SPREADING A MAP OF THE WORLD ACROSS HIS DESK. HE TAKES THE REPORT FROM FOSTER AND QUICKLY LOOKS THROUGH IT.

STRAKER
Another link.
(reading)
“The deeper I go the warmer the water becomes.”

HE SPEAKS INTO THE INTERCOM:

Get me SkyDiver.
(to FOSTER)
The deep water around that volcano is a lot warmer than it should be.

CAPTAIN (VO)
SkyDiver.

STRAKER
Captain… I want you, by using your temperature gauges to follow that stream of warm water. Try to find out where it leads and what’s causing it. Report back to me every fifteen minutes.

CAPTAIN (VO)
Very good, sir.

STRAKER DRAWS A LINE ON THE MAP THAT JOINS THE VOLCANO IN MID ATLANTIC TO THE SPOT ON THE CORNISH COAST WHERE THE CAMERAMAN DIED.

STRAKER
(drawing)
I have a feeling they are going to end up just here.

FOSTER
That’s how the fish got there. Followed the warm water.

STRAKER
Exactly.

HE SPEAKS INTO THE INTERCOM.

Johnson, what’s the latest from Watchdog?

GIRL (VO)
Lieutenant Johnson is on twenty-four hours leave, sir. Last report from Watchdog received three minutes ago. No change.

STRAKER
Thank you.

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53 INT. SKYDIVER. UNDERWATER. (STUDIO) 13 SECS

THE CREWMAN WATCHES HIS TEMPERATURE GAUGE. THE CAPTAIN IS AT HIS T.V. SCREEN SCANNING THE BED OF THE OCEAN. NEXT TO HIM HOWELL WATCHES DEAD AHEAD ON ANOTHER SCREEN.

CAPTAIN
(seeing something)
Stop engines!

THE ENGINES SLOW

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54 INT. SKYDIVER. UNDERWATER (STUDIO) 20 SECS

THE CAPTAIN PUSHES A BUTTON. ON THE SCREEN WE ZOOM INTO A C.U. OF A PARTLY UNCOVERED CABLE ON THE BED OF THE SEA.

CREW MAN
Temperature rise of three degrees.

HOWELL
(sharply)
Captain, something ahead.

THE CAPTAIN MOVES TO HER SCREEN. ON IT WE CAN SEE A DISTANT LIGHT.

CAPTAIN
Full ahead… Evasive action…

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55 EXT. SEA BED. DAY. (VE) 10 SECS

SKYDIVER CHANGES COURSE AND TAKES COVER BEHIND SOME LARGE ROCKS.

CUT TO:

56 INT. SKYDIVER UNDERWATER (STUDIO) 13 SECS

THE CAPTAIN AND HOWELL WATCH THE LIGHT AS IT APPROACHES.

ON SCREEN

ON THE SCREEN THE LIGHT HAS GOT NEAR ENOUGH TO SEE IT IS A U.F.O. THE CAMERA PANS WITH IT AS IT GOES PAST.

CUT TO:

57 INT. SKYDIVER UNDERWATER (STUDIO) 10 SECS

THE CREW EXCHANGE PUZZLED LOOKS.

CAPTAIN
Take us up to periscope depth… slowly.

CUT TO:

58 EXT. SEA BED. DAY (VE) 8 SECS

SKYDIVER LEAVES THE SEA BED AND GENTLY MOVES TOWARDS THE SURFACE.

CUT TO:

59 INT. SKYDIVER UNDERWATER (STUDIO) 9 SECS

CREWMAN
Periscope depth.

THE CAPTAIN PUTS UP THE PERISCOPE.

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60 EXT. SEA AND VOLCANO. DAY. (VE: THROUGH PERISCOPE) 7 SECS

THE PERISCOPE PANS UNTIL THE VOLCANO IS IN THE CENTRE OF ITS VISION.

CUT TO:

61 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

C.U. ON THE CAPTAIN.

CUT TO:

62 EXT. SEA AND VOLCANO. DAY (VE: THROUGH PERISCOPE) 9 SECS

THROUGH THE TOP OF THE VOLCANO WE SEE THE U.F.O. APPEAR. IT HANGS FOR A MOMENT THEN TAKES OFF INTO SPACE.

CUT TO:

63 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

CAPTAIN DROPPING PERISCOPE.

CAPTAIN
Get S.H.A.D.O.

DISSOLVE:

64 INT. STRAKER’S OFFICE. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 56 SECS

STRAKER
Good work, Captain. Return to original search… and Captain… watch yourself…

CAPTAIN (VO)
Yes, sir.

STRAKER FLICKS OFF INTERCOM.

STRAKER
It seems a UFO is using the volcano as a front door to the Atlantic. SkyDiver also found the reason for the rise in water temperature. An undersea cable. The UFO was using it as an energy supply.

FOSTER
But they can travel underwater on their own power.

STRAKER
Yes, for short distances.

FOSTER
And you think this one had been to Cornwall.

STRAKER
It looks that way.

FOSTER
Then there must be an energy plant under the volcano. If the water temperature is so high it’s generating a lot more power than is needed to drive one U.F.O.

STRAKER NODS GRAVELY.

STRAKER
Yes. What will SkyDiver find at the end of that cable?

CUT TO:

65 EXT. SEA BED. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

SKYDIVER MOVES SMOOTHLY ALONG.

CUT TO:

66 INT. SKYDIVER. UNDERWATER (STUDIO) 10 SECS

THE CAPTAIN AND HOWELL SIT WATCHING THEIR T.V.SCREENS. ON THE GIRL’S IS A LARGE ROCK BARRIER DEAD AHEAD. THE CAPTAIN’S SCREEN SHOWS THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.

CUT TO:

67 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

C.S. OF THE GIRL’S SCREEN. THE PICTURE IS CRANING UP AS THE SUB GAINS HEIGHT TO MISS THE ROCK. AS WE GO UP, BEYOND WE SEE - WHAT IS ON THE END OF THE CABLE. A LARGE, WHITE, PLASTIC-LIKE DOME, ABOUT TWO HUNDRED FEET IN DIAMETER.

HOWELL
Captain!

HE JOINS HER. THEY BOTH STARE IN AMAZEMENT.

Cut to:

68 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 7 SECS

THE LATEST MODEL OF THE VERTICAL TAKE-OFF JET SCREAMS ACROSS THE SKY.

CUT TO:

69 EXT. COUNTRY LANE. DAY. (VE) 7 SECS

ONE OF SHADO’S ULTRA-MODERN CARS BURNS UP THE ROAD.

CUT TO:

70 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

A SEAPLANE FLIES ABOVE THE SEA.

CUT TO:

71 INT. SEA PLANE. DAY. 6 SECS

STRAKER IS AT THE CONTROLS. FOSTER BESIDE HIM LOOKING AHEAD. HE INDICATES SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT.

CUT TO:

72 EXT. SEA. DAY. 7 SECS

MOVING P.O.V. OF SKYDIVER AS IT COMES TO THE SURFACE.

CUT TO:

73 INT. SEA PLANE. DAY. 5 SECS

STRAKER CHANGES COURSE.

CUT TO:

74 EXT. SEA. DAY. 7 SECS

THE SEA PLANE LANDS ALONGSIDE SKYDIVER.

CUT TO:

75 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 40 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER CLIMB THROUGH THE HATCH. THE CAPTAIN PUSHES THE BUTTON THAT CLOSES THE HATCH.

STRAKER
(grimly)
What’s new?

CAPTAIN
Nothing, sir. We’ve been right around it. Appears to be like a blind boil.

FOSTER
No sign of an entrance?

CAPTAIN
Not as far as we can see.

STRAKER
We’d better have a closer look.

CAPTAIN
Dive.

THE CREWMAN DOES SO. HOWELL STANDS NEAR. VERY TENSE.

STRAKER
(to the girl)
Hello, Sylvia.

HOWELL
Hello, Commander Straker.

STRAKER
A cup of coffee would be nice.

HOWELL
Yes, sir.

SHE GOES TO MAKE THE COFFEE.

STRAKER
Well, Paul, let’s put on our water wings.

CUT TO:

76 EXT. BENEATH SEA. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

SKYDIVER DESCENDS.

DISSOLVE:

77 INT. SKYDIVER. UNDERWATER. (STUDIO) 23 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER STAND IN THEIR DIVER’S SUITS, ONE BLACK, ONE WHITE, WATCHING THE T.V. SCREEN. ON THE SCREEN WE SEE THE DOME. STRAKER TURNS TO THE CAPTAIN.

STRAKER
After you’ve dropped us, get out of sight. We’ll rendezvous here in forty-five minutes.

CAPTAIN
Yes, sir.

FOSTER AND STRAKER ENTER THE ESCAPE CHAMBER. THE CAPTAIN LOCKS THE DOOR AND PUSHES THE FLOOD BUTTON.

CUT TO:

78 INT. ESCAPE CHAMBER. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

THE WATER STARTS TO CLIMB UP THE BODIES OF THE TWO MEN. THEY LOOK AWAY FROM EACH OTHER. EACH WITH THEIR PRIVATE THOUGHTS.

CUT TO:

79 INT. SKYDIVER. UNDERWATER. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

THE CAPTAIN PUSHES THE BUTTON THAT RELEASES THE HATCH.

CUT TO:

80 INT. ESCAPE CHAMBER. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

STRAKER TURNS THE LARGE CIRCULAR HANDLE THAT OPENS THE HATCH TO THE SEA.

CUT TO:

81 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE TWO MEN SWIM OUT OF THE ESCAPE HATCH.

CUT TO:

82 EXT. BENEATH SEA. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

FOSTER AND STRAKER SWIM TOWARDS CAMERA.

CUT TO:

83 EXT. BENEATH SEA. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

THEIR P.O.V. OF THE ENORMOUS DOME. WE GO TOWARDS IT.

CUT TO:

84 EXT. BENEATH SEA. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

STRAKER INDICATES TO FOSTER THAT HE SHOULD GO AROUND ONE SIDE AND HE WILL CHECK THE OTHER. THE TWO MEN PART.

CUT TO:

85 EXT. BENEATH SEA. DAY. (VE) 4 SECS

CLOSER ON THE DOME FROM STRAKER’S P.O.V.

CUT TO:

86 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 12 SECS

STRAKER SWIMS INTO SHOT. HE FEELS THE TEXTURE OF THE PLASTIC-LIKE DOME. IT IS SOLID BUT RESILIENT. HE STARTS TO TRAVEL AROUND IT LOOKING FOR A POSSIBLE ENTRANCE.

CUT TO:

87 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 6 SECS

FOSTER TRAVELLING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION DOING THE SAME THING.

CUT TO:

88 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

STRAKER TAKES OUT A KNIFE AND TRIES TO CUT THE PLASTIC-LIKE MATERIAL. ALTHOUGH IT GIVES IT WON’T BE SEVERED.

CUT TO:

89 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

FOSTER SWIMS INTO SHOT. HE TRIES TO TEAR THE SUBSTANCE. AGAIN IT GIVES BUT WON’T BREAK!

CUT TO:

90 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER SWIMMING. HE LOOKS TO HIS LEFT.

CUT TO:

91 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (SECTION) 5 SECS

HIS P.O.V. FOSTER COMING AROUND THE CURVE OF THE DOME. HE WAVES TO STRAKER.

CUT TO:

92 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER MOVES OFF TOWARDS HIM.

CUT TO:

93 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

STRAKER JOINS FOSTER. FOSTER INDICATES A CERTAIN AREA OF THE DOME. THEY SWIM TO IT.

CUT TO:

94 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 10 SECS

FOSTER RUBS HARD ON A SOLID SURFACE. AS THE SLIME AND WEED LEFT BY THE SEA COME AWAY THE SECTION OF THE DOME BECOMES SEMI-TRANSPARENT.

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95 EXT.INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

INSIDE IS BLACKNESS.

CUT TO:

96 EXT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER RUBS AT A DIFFERENT PLACE ON THE DOME.

CUT TO:

97 EXT./INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

BLACKNESS AGAIN.

CUT TO:

98 EXT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

THE TWO MEN ARE ABOUT TO TRY SOMEWHERE ELSE BUT FREEZE.

CUT TO:

99 EXT./INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

A MAN’S HEAD APPEARS INSIDE THE DOME.

CUT TO:

100 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY (STUDIO) 7 SECS

THE TWO MEN DUCK BACK. THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER IN AMAZEMENT THEN CAREFULLY LOOK THROUGH THE “WINDOW” AGAIN.

CUT TO:

101 EXT. PORTHOLE. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS


THE HEAD IS STILL THERE. IT THURNS. THE HEAD BELONGS TO JOHNSON.

CUT TO:

102 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER LOOK SHOCKED. STRAKER INDICATES THEY SHOULD GO BACK.

CUT TO:

103 INT. HATCH. DAY. (STUDIO) 38 SECS

AS THE WATER CLEARS THEIR FACES, STRAKER AND FOSTER SNATCH OFF THEIR MASKS.

FOSTER
I don’t believe it!

STRAKER
You saw it!

FOSTER
What on earth is he doing there?

STRAKER
I’m afraid there’s only one answer to that… he’s a traitor.

FOSTER
What are we going to do? Blow it up?

STRAKER
No. We must first find out what goes on in there.

FOSTER
How? There’s no entrance.

STRAKER TAKES OUT HIS KNIFE FROM INSIDE HIS WETSUIT.

STRAKER
If Johnson got in, so can we. I’ll have this put under a microscope to see if we can find out what that thing’s made of.

CUT TO:

104 INT. SKYDIVER. UNDERWATER. (STUDIO) 30 SECS

THE CAPTAIN UNDOES THE DOOR THAT LEADS TO THE ESCAPE HATCH. IT OPENS. SOME WATER POURS OUT FOLLOWED BY STRAKER AND FOSTER.

CAPTAIN
What did you see, sir?

STRAKER
I’m sorry, Captain. But at the moment I can’t talk about it. You will understand why later.

CAPTAIN
(hurt)
Yes, sir.

STRAKER
(brusquely)
Take us up.

CAPTAIN
Surface.

MITCHELL
Yes, sir.

CUT TO:

105 EXT. BENEATH SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

SKYDIVER STARTS TO ASCEND.

CUT TO:

106 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 16 SECS

I want you to stay by that dome. Report anything unusual. If necessary… but only as a last resort… blow it out of the water. I’ll contact you as soon as I get back to S.H.A.D.O.

CAPTAIN
Very good, sir.

CUT TO:

107 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE VERTICAL LANDING JET ON ITS WAY BACK.

CUT TO:

108 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER HURRY IN.

STRAKER
Anything from Watchdog?

GIRL OPERATOR
Still nothing happening.

STRAKER
Send the Computer Programmer in.

STRAKER FOSTER GO INTO THE OFFICE.

CUT TO:

109 INT. STRAKER’S OFFICE. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 35 SECS

STRAKER GOES TO THE INTERCOM.

STRAKER
Doctor, I want Johnson’s psychiatric analysis right away.

FOSTER
I just can’t believe Johnson’s a traitor.

STRAKER
We can’t deny what we saw with our own eyes.
(pushing button)
Where’s that computer man?

GIRL (VO)
He’s in the computer room. Said he’s be right up.

STRAKER
Never mind. We’ll go to him. And when the doctor brings in… tell the doctor to bring in the document I asked him for to the computer room.

STRAKER LEADS THE WAY OUT.

CUT TO:

110 INT. COMPUTER ROOM. DAY. (STUDIO) 85 SECS

START ON THE FLASHING LIGHTS OF THE COMPUTER. THE INFORMATION STARTS TO COME OUT ON ITS AUTOMATIC TYPEWRITER.

COMPUTER MAN
(reading)
Answer to question one. From Jackson’s psychiatric report can find no reason for disloyalty. Answer to question two. As you insist on asking questions without giving sufficient information I can only supply unsatisfactory answers. The most I can about the last question, “Is there any link between the undersea dome and the massing of U.F.O.’s in Area N.M.L. Twelve?” is, if there is a link it can only be connected with my previous answer. A) Reinforcements… possibly the dome is a construction to house U.F.O.’s. B) it contains elaborate equipment to be used to change the weather, to negate radar. C) it is there to bring about… in some way… the non-function of S.H.A.D.O. to allow the U.F.O.’s uninterrupted entrance to earth’s atmosphere.

FOSTER
Well, that’s a mass of useless information.

THE COMPUTER MAN BRIDLES

STRAKER
Let’s try rephrasing the questions.

COMPUTER MAN
(annoyed)
Each question was asked twelve different ways, sir, and always the same answer. There's just not enough information.

STRAKER
Yes, yes, I’m sorry. I know there’s not much to go on. The only way we will find out is to get inside the dome. As soon as you’ve fed in the analysts’s report on my knife, let me know.

COMPUTER MAN
(stiffly)
Yes, sir. We’ll do our best.

FOSTER AND STRAKER LEAVE. THE COMPUTER MAN STARTS TO FEED IN INFORMATION.

CUT TO:

111 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER ENTER. THEY STOP DEAD.

CUT TO:

112 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

JOHNSON SITS AT THE CONSOLE. WE ZOOM INTO A C.U. HE TURNS AND LOOKS TOWARDS STRAKER. HIS SMILE CHANGES TO A PUZZLED LOOK.

CUT TO:

113 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

BOTH STRAKER AND FOSTER ARE STARING VERY HARD AT JOHNSON.

CUT TO:

114 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

JOHNSON IS COMPLETELY CONFUSED BY THEIR ATTITUDE. 

FADE OUT

END OF ACT II

- - - - - SPONSOR’S MESSAGE - - - - -

ACT III

FADE IN

115 INT. BARE ROOM. DAY. (STUDIO) 47 SECS

JOHNSON
I keep telling you I don’t know what you are talking about.

JOHNSON IS SITTING IN A CHAIR PLACED IN THE CENTRE OF THE ROOM. FOSTER AND STRAKER STAND OUT OF THE OVERHEAD LIGHT. BY THE WALL, IN THE SHADOWS, THE DOCTOR WITH HIS LITTLE BLACK BAG.

STRAKER
(for the fiftieth time)
What were you doing in that dome?

JOHNSON
(for the fiftieth time)
I don’t know what you are talking about.

FOSTER WALKS FORWARD.

FOSTER
What were you doing in that dome?

JOHNSON
What dome? What dome?

STRAKER
The dome we saw you in. We saw you in that dome.

JOHNSON
You couldn’t have. I’ve spent the last twenty four hours at home.

FOSTER
Witnesses?

JOHNSON
I’ve told you I was by myself.

STRAKER
What were you doing in that dome?

JOHNSON
I don’t know anything about any dome.

FOSTER
What were you doing in that… ?

STRAKER
(interrupting)
It’s no use.
(to Johnson)
Are you willing to take the truth drug?

JOHNSON
I’ll take anything you say. I was never in any dome whether you saw me or not.

THE DOCTOR COMES FORWARD WITH HIS HYPODERMIC. JOHNSON GIVES STRAKER AND FOSTER A HARD LOOK. THEY ARE BOTH EMBARRASSED. THEY HAVE KNOWN THIS MAN FOR A LONG TIME. HE IS A FRIEND.

CUT TO:

116 INT. BARE ROOM. DAY. (STUDIO) 17 SECS

WE PAN FROM THE NEEDLE UP TO JOHNSON’S FACE. IT TWITCHES SLIGHTLY AS THE NEEDLE GOES IN.

JOHNSON
I don’t know what this is all about, but the answer had better be pretty good.

STRAKER
I wouldn’t do this unless it was of the utmost importance.

TO THE DOCTOR:

How long?

DOCTOR
About another five seconds.

CUT TO:

117 INT. BARE ROOM. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

JOHNSON LOOKS AT FOSTER AND STRAKER.

CUT TO:

118 INT. BARE ROOM. DAY. 2 SECS

THEY BOTH LOOK AWAY AND THEN AT EACH OTHER.

CUT TO:

119 INT. BARE ROOM. DAY. 2 SECS

THE DOCTOR FINDS THE FLOOR VERY INTERESTING.

CUT TO:

120 INT. BARE ROOM. DAY. 83 SECS

JOHNSON
I think I’m about ready.

STRAKER WALKS SLOWLY FORWARD.

STRAKER
Tell us about the undersea dome.

JOHNSON
I don’t know anything about an underwater dome.

FOSTER
What have you been doing for the last twenty four hours?

JOHNSON
I have been at home… by myself.

STRAKER
Did you sleep?

JOHNSON
Yes, I slept.

STRAKER
Were the doors locked?

JOHNSON
Yes, I locked all the doors.

STRAKER
Why?

JOHNSON
There have been burglaries in the area.

FOSTER
Have you ever been to Cornwall?

JOHNSON
Never.

STRAKER
(to doctor)
Is it possible he is resistant?

DOCTOR
No. this drug is infallible.

STRAKER
Another shot?

THE DOCTOR CHECKS JOHNSON’S HEART AND PULSE RATE.

DOCTOR
He’s fit. One more.

STRAKER
(looking away)
Go ahead.

THE DOCTOR USES HIS HYPODERMIC AGAIN. JOHNSON SLUMPS BACK IN HIS CHAIR STILL CONSCIOUS BUT HIS EYES ARE NOW A BIT GLAZED.

STRAKER
(gently)
Tell us about the dome?

JOHNSON
(slowly)
I… don’t… know… about… the… dome…

FOSTER
(to Straker)
I don’t believe it. We saw him.

STRAKER IS FEELING A BIT DISGUSTED WITH HIMSELF.

STRAKER
(to Foster)
Lock him up. There’s only one way to find out what’s in that damn dome.

TO THE DOCTOR:

No ill effects?

DOCTOR
He’ll be alright.

STRAKER WALKS OUT.

121 INT. STRAKER’S OFFICE. UNDERGROUND (STUDIO) 45 SECS

THE COMPUTER MAN STANDS IN FRONT OF STRAKER’S DESK HOLDING A ROLL OF TYPEWRITTEN INFORMATION FROM THE COMPUTER.

COMPUTER MAN
(reading)
The deposits on your knife indicate that the substance from which the undersea construction is made of is of a molecular structure unknown to us. But my conclusion is… that entrance could be made by pressure. The rupture would be self-sealing.

STRAKER
Thank you, Johnson.

COMPUTER MAN
(stiffly)
Thank you, sir. I hope the answer is satisfactory.

STRAKER
Johnson… I know your problems. The answer is satisfactory.

COMPUTER MAN
(softening)
Thank you, sir.

HE GOES

STRAKER
(to intercom)
Watchdog. Any change?

GIRL (VO)

No, sir.

STRAKER

Let’s go.

HE AND FOSTER LEAVE.

CUT TO:

122 EXT. SEA. DAY. V.E.) 7 SECS

THE SEA PLANE LANDS ALONGSIDE THE SURFACED SKYDIVER.

123 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 64 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER COME DOWN THE LADDER. THE CAPTAIN STANDS AT THE BOTTOM.

STRAKER
Captain.

CAPTAIN
(reserved)
Commander.

STRAKER
Let’s go down.

CAPTAIN
Yes, sir.
(to Crew Man)
Dive!

FOSTER PUSHES PAST TO GO AND CHANGE.

STRAKER
Sorry to have kept you in the dark… you will understand when I tell you… Johnson is a traitor… he was in that dome.

CAPTAIN
Lieutenant Johnson. But that’s not possible.

STRAKER
I’m afraid it’s the truth.

HE MOVES TO THE T.V. SCREEN. ON IT WE SEE THE DOME COMING INTO VIEW.

STRAKER
We are going to try and get inside. I’ve no idea what we will find. I want you to stay within range… if we’re not back one hour after leaving… destroy in…

CAPTAIN
But, Commander…

STRAKER
No buts, Captain… if we’re not back in that time… we won’t be coming back anyway. One hour… understand?

CAPTAIN
Yes, sir.

CUT TO:

124 EXT. BENEATH SEA. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER SWIM OUT OF THE HATCH.

CUT TO:

125 EXT. SEA AND DOME. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THEIR P.O.V. MOVING TOWARDS THE DOME.

CUT TO:

126 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS


THEY SWIM INTO SHOT.

CUT TO:

127 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 10 SECS

STRAKER STARTS TO PUSH AGAINST THE SKIN OF THE DOME.

CUT TO:

128 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

THE FABRIC STARTS TO GIVE.

CUT TO:

129 INT. SKYDIVER. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

THE CAPTAIN LOOKS AT THE LARGE CLOCK ON THE WALL, HOWELL IS WITH HIM.

CAPTAIN
Fifty three minutes to go.

CUT TO:

130 EXT. SECTION OF DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

FOSTER IS NOW HELPING STRAKER. THEY STRAIN AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE DOME, SUDDENLY THEY BURST THROUGH.

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131 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 17 SECS

THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN AN OPEN AREA. IT IS EERIE. PATCHY LIGHT. THEY PULL OFF THEIR BREATHING APPARATUS. STRAKER LOOKS AROUND THE VAST SPACE.

STRAKER
(whisper)
Better leave the gear here.

THEY PUT BOTH SETS OF BREATHING EQUIPMENT BY THE SIDE OF THE DOME.

CUT TO:

132 INT. DOME. DAY (STUDIO) 12 SECS

FOSTER SPOTS SOMETHING IN THE CENTRE OF THE AREA.

FOSTER
(whisper)
Look! There’s been a UFO here.

ON THE FLOOR IS A CIRCULAR BURN MARK. STRAKER NODS. THEY START TO MAKE THEIR WAY FORWARD, KEEPING TO THE WALL AND SHADOWS.

CUT TO:

133 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

IN ONE OF THE FAR WALLS IS AN ARCHED ENTRANCE. AS THE TWO MEN GET ALMOST TO IT FOOTSTEPS ARE HEARD. THEY DUCK BACK OUT OF SIGHT.

CUT TO:

134 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

THE FOOTSTEPS GETTING NEARER, BUT NOBODY IS SEEN YET THROUGH THE ARCH.

CUT TO:

135 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 2 SECS

THE TWO MEN TENSELY WAITING.

CUT TO:

136 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

THE FOOTSTEPS ARE NOW VERY LOUD. A SHADOW FALLS ACROSS THE ARCHWAY. A MOMENT LATER A MAN APPEARS. HE FACE IS IN SHADOW.

CUT TO:

137 INT. DOME. DAY (STUDIO) 2 SECS

STRAKER STRAINS TO SEE WHO OR WHAT IT IS.

CUT TO:

138 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 2 SECS

C.S. OF THE MAN AS HE MOVES FROM SHADOW TO LIGHT. IT IS JOHNSON.

CUT TO:

139 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 2 SECS

FOSTER GASPS WITH AMAZEMENT. STRAKER SILENCES HIM WITH A LOOK.

CUT TO:

140 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

JOHNSON GOES ACROSS THE DARKENED SPACE AND DISAPPEARS THROUGH ANOTHER ARCH ON THE OTHER SIDE.

CUT TO:

141 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 21 SECS

FOSTER
I turned him over to the security guards less than two hours ago.

STRAKER
Maybe they forgot to lock the door. I’m going after him.

FOSTER
I think I’ll do a little investigating myself. I’ll try this way.

HE INDIACTES THE FIRST ARCH.

STRAKER
(looking at his watch)
We’ve got forty four minutes. I’ll meet you back here in twenty.

FOSTER
Right!

THEY BOTH GO THEIR SEPARATE WAYS.

CUT TO:

142 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (THE WALLS ARE MADE OF THE SAME MATERIAL AS THE MAIN DOME.) (STUDIO) 7 SECS

STRAKER ENTERS FOREGROUND AS JOHNSON DISAPPEARS AT THE FAR END OF THE CORRIDOR. STRAKER GOES AFTER HIM

CUT TO:

143 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER GETS TO THE END OF THE CORRIDOR. HE FINDS HIMSELF AT A JUNCTION. THREE DIFFERENT CORRIDORS. HE TKAES THE CENTRE ONE.

CUT TO:

144 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS


FOSTER CREEPS QUIETLY THROUGH ANOTHER MAZE OF CORRIDORS.

CUT TO:

145 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER IS STOPPED BY THE SOUND OF SOMEONE MOVING IN HIS DIRECTION. HE HIDES HIMSELF BEHIND A CORNER.

CUT TO:

146 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

STRAKER’S P.O.V. INTO A VERY BIG C.U. COMES FOSTER.

CUT TO:

147 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY (STUDIO) 3 SECS

C.U. OF STRAKER SHOWING RELIEF.

STRAKER
Anything?

CUT TO:

148 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

FOSTER STARES AT HIM STRANGELY.

CUT TO:

149 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

STRAKER LOOKS DOWN FROM FOSTER’S FACE TO HIS BODY.

CUT TO:

150 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY (STUDIO) 3 SECS

PANNING DOWN FOSTER’S BODY. HE IS DRESSED IN HIS NORMAL S.H.A.D.O. UNIFORM. AS WE GET TO HIS LEGS HE LUNGES FORWARD.

CUT TO:

151 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 50 SECS

FOSTER GRABS STRAKER BY THE THROAT. THEY STRUGGLE. STRAKER TRIES TO BREAK THE STRANGLEHOLD. BUT FINDS THE STRENGTH OF THE OTHER MAN IS INCREDIBLE. STRAKER IS ON THE POINT OF PASSING OUT. WITH A TREMENDOUS EFFORT HE PUNCHES FOSTER IN THE STOMACH. FOSTER HALF DOUBLES UP. STRAKER BREAKS FREE. HE KNOWS IF HE IS GOING TO SURVIVE HE MUSTN’T LET THIS MAN GET HOLD OF HIM.

THE STYLE OF THE FIGHT IS FOSTER’S GREAT STRENGTH AGAINST STRAKER’S AGILITY.

FOSTER MANAGES TO GET HOLD OF STRAKER. HE PICKS HIM UP ABOVE HIS HEAD AS IF ABOUT TO SMASH HIM TO THE GROUND WHEN STRAKER GETS A STRANGLEHOLD ON.

STRAKER HOLDS ON LIKE A LIMPET. HIS ONLY CHANCE. THE STRENGTH OF FOSTER IS FRIGHTENING. HE THROWS STRAKER AROUND LIKE A RAG DOLL, BUT STRAKER WON’T LET GO.

THE TWO MEN ROLL ON THE GROUND. STRAKER’S SINEWS AND MUSCLES ALMOST AT BREAKING POINT.

FOSTER GETS TO HIS FEET TAKING STRAKER WITH HIM. THE VEINS ON STRAKER’S HEAD BULGE AS HE HOLDS ON FOR DEAR LIFE.

FOSTER STAGGERS. HE BEGINS TO SINK TO HIS KNEES. SUDDENLY HE GOES LIMP. STRAKER FALLS BACK ONTO THE GROUND EXHAUSTED.

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152 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY (STUDIO) 10 SECS

THE STRENGTH STARTS TO FLOW BACK INTO HIS BODY. HE CRAWLS TO FOSTER'S BODY.

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153 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

CLOSE ON THE DEAD FACE OF FOSTER. SMALL SCARS ARE VISIBLE AROUND THE EYES, MOUTH, NOSE AND HIS THROAT.

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154 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

STRAKER’S MIND RACING. FOOTSTEPS. STRAKER GETS TO HIS FEET AND HIDES AGAIN IN THE SAME PLACE.

155 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

FROM STRAKER’S P.O.V. INTO LARGE C.U. COMES FOSTER.

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156 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 2 SECS

C.U. OF STRAKER REACTING.

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157 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

FOSTER STOPS ABRUPTLY AS HE SEES STRAKER.

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158 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY (STUDIO) 2 SECS

C.S. OF STRAKER

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159 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

C.S. OF FOSTER.

FOSTER
Doctor Livingstone, I presume?

160 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 6 SECS

STRAKER CLOSES HIS EYES. EXHALES.

FOSTER
(seeing Straker’s condition)
What happened to you?

STRAKER
You… Look.

161 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

FOR THE FIRST TIME FOSTER SEE THE BODY. ZOOM INTO HIS FACE.

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162 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 27 SECS

ZOOM IN TO THE REAL FOSTER. HORRIFIED.

FOSTER
How?

STRAKER
We would call it plastic surgery.

FOSTER
Why?

STRAKER
That is the question.

FOSTER KNEELS BESIDE ‘HIMSELF’. HORRIFIED YET FASCINATED.

STRAKER
Johnson… think what we’ve done to him.

THE TWO MEN LOOK AT EACH OTHER GUILTILY.

After this we’d better stick together. Come on, let’s hide… it.

THEY BEGIN TO DRAG THE BODY AWAY.

163 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

THE CLOCK NOW SHOWS TWENTY-ONE MINUTES TO GO. THE CAPTAIN AND HOWELL ARE VERY TENSE.

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164 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 13 SECS

FOSTER AND STRAKER MOVE ALONG, KEEPING CLOSE TO THE SIDES OF THE CORRIDOR. THEY COME ONCE AGAIN TO A JUNCTION.

STRAKER
(whisper)
Which one did you take last time?

FOSTER
The left.

STRAKER
Let’s try the right.

HE LEADS THE WAY, FOSTER FOLLOWS.

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165 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 10 SECS

THEY COME TO YET ANOTHER JUNCTION.

STRAKER
Your choice.

FOSTER
After the left and the right it must be the middle.

THEY CAUTIOUSLY TAKE IT.

166 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 12 SECS


AS THEY TURN A BEND IN THE CORRIDOR THEY COME INTO A SECTION OF THE PASSAGE WHICH CONTAINS A DOOR. THE DOOR IS MODERN. HUMAN MODERN. THEY REACT TO THIS. STRAKER TAKES THE BULL BY THE HORNS AND PUSHES IT SLOWLY OPEN.

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167 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

SHOOTING FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR. THE DOOR CLEARS TO SHOW US THE UTTERLY AMAZED FACES OF STRAKER AND FOSTER.

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168 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 6 SECS

THEIR P.O.V. THEY SEE AN EXACT REPLICA OF THEIR OWN CONTROL ROOM. ALL THE INSTRUMENTATION. EVERYTHING EXCEPT PEOPLE.

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169 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

THE TWO SURPRISED MEN SLOWLY ENTER.

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170 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 11 SECS

THEY STAND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM.

FOSTER
Have you ever had the feeling you’ve been here before?

STRAKER
Why? Why?

BEFORE FOSTER CAN ANSWER, A DISTANT DOOR OPENS. THE MEN HIDE THEMSELVES.

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171 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

THE DOOR OPENS. IN COMES JOHNSON FOLLOWED A MOMENT LATER BY THE OTHER MEMBERS OF S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL.

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172 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

THE TWO HIDDEN MEN ARE ABSOLUTELY SHATTERED.

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173 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 10 SECS

THE S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL PEOPLE TAKE THEIR NORMAL PLACES. ON EACH CONSOLE IS A TAPE DECK. EACH PERSON PUTS THE TAPE THEY WERE CARRYING ONTO THE POLABACK AND SITS WAITING.

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174 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER WATCH, PUZZLED. THEY REACT TO THE DOOR OPENING AGAIN.

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175 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

THE PERSON COMING IN IS… STRAKER.

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176 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

TWO SHOTS OF STRAKER AND FOSTER. TRACK IN VERY FAST TO STRAKER AS HE WATCHES HIS TWIN.

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177 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

STRAKER’S DOUBLE STANDS AT THE END OF THE CONTROL ROOM. ALL EYES ARE UPON HIM.

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178 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

A C.U. AS HE LOOKS AROUND HIS CREW. HE NODS AT JOHNSON.

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179 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 13 SECS

JOHNSON PUSHES THE START BUTTON ON HIS TAPE MACHINE. THE REAL JOHNSON’S VOICE IS HEARD.

JOHNSON’S VOICE
S.H.A.D.O. Control to SID. Come in SID.

THE DOUBLE OF JOHNSON STARTS TO MOUTH THE WORDS. HE GOES SLIGHTLY OUT OF SYNC.

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180 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

STRAKER’S DOUBLE HOLDS UP HIS HAND FOR JOHNSON TO STOP. HIS FACE IS HARD.

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181 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

JOHNSON REWINDS THE RECORDER. WHEN IT IS DONE HE SITS WAITING FOR STRAKER’S DOUBLE’S ORDER.

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182 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

STRAKER’S DOUBLE STARES HARD AT HIM FOR A MOMENT, THEN NODS.

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183 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 11 SECS

JOHNSON PUSHES THE BUTTON OF HIS RECORDER ONCE AGAIN. THIS TIME HIS LIP MOMENTS ARE PERFECT.

JOHNSON’S VOICE
S.H.A.D.O. Control to SID. Come in, SID.

184 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

STRAKER’S DOUBLE IS SATISFIED. HE NODS TO ONE OF THE GIRL OPERATORS.

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185 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 9 SECS

THE GIRL TAKES HER CUE. SHE SWITCHES ON.

GIRL’S TAPE VOICE
S.H.A.D.O. Control to Moonbase. Come in, Moonbase.

HER LIP SYNC IS IN TIME WITH THE VOICE.

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186 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 9 SECS

STRAKER’S DOUBLE TURNS ON ANOTHER RECORDER AND SWITCHES ON.

RECORDER
(Moonbase Lt. Voice)
Moonbase receiving you, S.H.A.D.O. Control.

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187 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 12 SECS

THE GIRL OPERATOR PUNCHES HER BUTTON.

GIRLS TAPE VOICE
UFO’s approaching from N. M. L. Twelve.
Do not attempt to intercept. Repeat. Do not attempt to intercept.

188 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 9 SECS

DOUBLE FOR STRAKER SWITCHES ON HIS TAPE.

MOONBASE LT. VOICE.
Do not understand. Do not understand.
You say, “Do not intercept.”
Is this correct?

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189 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 9 SECS

GIRL’S TAPE VOICE.
Correct. Commander Straker’s orders.
UFO’s will be dealt with by earth’s defences. Over and out.

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190 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER WATCHING THIS STRANGE SCENE.

191 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

THE CAPTAIN CHECKS HIS WATCH AGAINST THE WALL CLOCK. FOURTEEN MINUTES TO GO.

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192 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 28 SECS

ANOTHER S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL MEMBER SITS BY HIS TAPE RECORDER.

TAPE
VOICE OF CAPTAIN
Do not understand. You say do not intercept. Is this correct?

S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL
MAN
(miming)
Correct, SkyDiver. Commander Straker’s orders. UFO’s will be dealt with by ground defences. Over and out.

HE SWITCHES OFF THE TAPE RECORDER. STRAKER’S DOUBLE INDICATES THE CREW SHOULD LEAVE. THEY STAND AND LEAVE BY THE DOOR THEY CAME IN.

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193 INT. S.H.A.D.O. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 28 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER COME OUT OF HIDING.

STRAKER
The computer was right. They intend to take over and control S.H.A.D.O. to let those UFO’s through.

FOSTER
Where did they get our voices from?

STRAKER
They’ve obviously been recording our communications. By using the words they need and putting them together, they can make us say anything they want.

FOSTER
But why all this elaborate miming?

STRAKER
You forget... they will be seen on the T.V. screens. Come on. Let’s go.

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194 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

THE CLOCK SHOWS TWELVE MINUTES TO GO. THE CAPTAIN TURNS FROM IT.

CAPTAIN
(to Crew Man)
Load the tubes.

CREW MAN (tensely)
Yes, sir.

HE PUSHES FORWARD TWO LEVERS..

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195 INT. TORPEDO TUBES. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE MISSILES SLIDE INTO POSITION. 

FADE OUT

END OF ACT III

- - - - - SPONSOR’S MESSAGE - - - - -

ACT IV

FADE IN

196 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER COME ALONG THE CORRIDOR AT A HALF RUN. THEY TURN OFF INTO ANOTHER CORRIDOR.

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197 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 20 SECS

THEY COME TO A JUNCTION THAT LEADS OFF IN THREE DIRECTIONS. THEY STOP.

STRAKER
We’ll split up. That way one of us stands a chance.

FOSTER
Whoever gets back first stops the countdown.

STRAKER
No, we can’t risk it. They are ready to make their move any minute… good luck!

THEY SHAKE HANDS. STRAKER TURNS AND RUNS DOWN ONE OF THE CORRIDORS. FOSTER TAKES ANOTHER.

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198 INT. CORRIDORS. DAY. (STUDIO) 12 SECS

A SERIES OF SHOTS OF STRAKER RUNNING THROUGH THE MAZE OF CORRIDORS.

199 INT. CORRIDORS. DAY. (STUDIO) 12 SECS

A SERIES OF SHOTS OF FOSTER RUNNING THROUGH THE CORRIDORS.

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200 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

THE CAPTAIN PACING NERVOUSLY.

CAPTAIN
Eight minutes. Only another eight minutes.

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201 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

STRAKER RUNS OUT OF A CORRIDOR. HE FINDS HE IS BACK AT THE DOOR LEADING TO SHADO CONTROL. HE LOOKS AT HIS WATCH DESPERATELY THEN HURRIES BACK THE WAY HE CAME.

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202 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

FOSTER COMES THROUGH THE ARCH LEADING INTO THE OPEN AREA OF THE DOME. HE STOP AND LOOKS AROUND ANXIOUSLY FOR STRAKER. HE LOOKS AT HIS WATCH THEN RUNS ACROSS THE SPACE TO THE PLACE THAT THEY MADE THE ENTRANCE.

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203 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

FOSTER STOPS BY THE WALL AND LOOKS BACK FOR STRAKER. HE TAKES ONE MORE LOOKS AT HIS WATCH THEN GRABS HIS BREATHING GEAR AND PUSHES THROUGH THE SIDE OF THE DOME.

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204 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

WE START ON THE CLOCK. THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE AND A HALF MINUTES TO GO. PULL BACK TO HOLD ON THE CAPTAIN.

HOWELL (VO)
Captain!

ON THE GIRL’S SCREEN IS FOSTER SWIMMING TOWARDS SKYDIVER.

CAPTAIN
Thank God! Did you see Commander Straker?

HOWELL
No, sir.

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205 INT. CORRIDOR. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

STRAKER COMES TO A JUNCTION. HE PAUSES. TRYING TO MAKE UP HIS MIND WHICH ONE TO TAKE. IF HE CHOOSES WRONGLY HE WON’T GET ANOTHER CHANCE. HE TAKES THE CENTRE ONE.

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206 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 14 SECS

THE CAPTAIN OPENS THE DOOR TO THE HATCH. FOSTER PUSHES OUT. HE GOES TO THE T.V. SCREEN.

FOSTER
Any sign of the Commander?

HOWELL
No, sir.

HE LOOKS AT THE CLOCK. FOUR MINUTES TO GO.

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207 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

STRAKER RUNS OUT OF THE ARCHWAY. HE STOPS LONG ENOUGH TO BREATHE WITH RELIEF AS HE FINDS HIMSELF IN THE OPEN AIR. AS HE IS ABOUT TO RUN FOR THE EXIT HE SENSES RATHER THAN SEES SOMEONE.

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208 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

STRAKER’S DOUBLE STANDS IN THE SHADOWS WATCHING HIM.

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209 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

STRAKER LOOKS AT HIS WATCH. THREE AND A HALF MINUTES TO GO. HE HAS TO PASS THE OTHER MAN TO GET TO THE EXIT.

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210 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

THE DOUBLE MOVES TOWARDS STRAKER MENACINGLY.

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211 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 15 SECS

STRAKER KNOWS FROM PAST EXPERIENCE HE MUST FIGHT LONG RANGE. HE COULDN’T STAND ANOTHER CONTEST OF STRENGTH. THE DOUBLE COMES STRAIGHT AT STRAKER. STRAKER DODGES OUT OF HIS WAY. THE DOUBLE MANAGES TO CATCH HOLD OF HIS WRIST. BEFORE THE DOUBLE CAN GET HIS OTHER HAND ONTO STRAKER, STRAKER GRABS THE DOUBLE BY THE WRIST AND “IRISH WHIPS” HIM.

THE MAN SAILS IN THE AIR AND LANDS ON HIS BACK. STRAKER RUNS FOR THE EXIT. THE DOUBLE IS UP IMMEDIATELY. THE FALL WOULD HAVE BROKEN MOST MEN’S BACKS. HE HAS HARDLY NOTICED IT.

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212 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 6 SECS

STRAKER IS NOW BY THE WALL, THE DOUBLE MOVING RELENTLESSLY TOWARDS HIM. STRAKER GETS AWAY FROM THE WALL QUICKLY. HE MUST HAVE SPACE TO MANOEUVRE.

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213 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 6 SECS

START AGAIN ON THE CLOCK. TWO MINUTES. PULL BACK TO HOLD THE CAPTAIN’S HEAD LARGE IN FOREGROUND. HE TURNS INTO CAMERA.

CAPTAIN
Arm the torpedoes.

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214 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 10 SECS

THE CREWMAN RELUCTANTLY NODS. HE ACTIVATES A LEVER.

CREWMAN
Torpedoes armed, sir.

FOSTER GLUED TO THE T.V. SCREEN LOOKS BACK OVER HIS SHOULDER AT THE CAPTAIN.

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215 INT. DOME. DAY. (STUDIO) 25 SECS

STRAKER AND THE DOUBLE CIRCLE EACH OTHER. THE DOUBLE SUDDENLY LUNGES. HE GRABS STRAKER AND TURNS HIM INTO A STRANGLEHOLD. STRAKER TRIES TO GRAB THE OTHER MAN BY THE HAIR BUT CAN’T QUITE REACH BACK FAR ENOUGH.

THE STRENGTH OF THE MAN SHOWS IN STRAKER’S FACE. STRAKER, WITH A SUPERHUMAN EFFORT BENDS FORWARD AND THROWS THE DOUBLE OVER HIS SHOULDER. AS THE MAN ROLLS TO HIS FEET, STRAKER DROP KICKS HIM. THIS TIME THE DOUBLE DOESN’T GET UP SO EASY, STRAKER RUNS TO THE EXIT, PICKS UP HIS AIR BOTTLES AND JUST SQUEEZES THROUGH AS THE DOUBLE GETS TO HIM

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216 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 13 SECS

THE ATMOSPHERE IS VERY TENSE AS THE LAST FEW SECONDS TICK AWAY. FOSTER IS WILLING THE CLOCK TO STOP.

CAPTAIN
(quietly)
Fire One.

CREWMAN
Fire one, sir.

HE DOES SO.

One away, sir.

FOSTER SITS DOWN, HEAD IN HANDS.

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217 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 8 SECS

HOWELL SEES STRAKER ON THE SCREEN.

HOWELL
Commander Straker.

THE OTHERS CROWD AROUND THE T.V. SET.

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218 EXT. DOME. DAY. (VE) 3 SECS

THE TORPEDO SMASHES INTO THE DOME. PART OF IT BLOWS UP.

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219 EXT. SEA. DAY. (STUDIO) 3 SECS

STRAKER IS HIT BY THE BLAST AND SOMERSAULTS.

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220 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 9 SECS

ON THE SCREEN STRAKER INDICATES HE IS ALRIGHT.

CAPTAIN
Fire Two.

CREWMAN
Yes, sir. Fire Two.

HE PRESSES THE SWITCH.

Two away, sir.

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221 EXT. DOME. DAY. (VE) 3 SECS

THE DOME BLOWS UP WITH A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION.

222 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 4 SECS

THE CABLE LEADING TO THE DOME STARTS TO “FUSE”. IT BURNS AND RUNS AWAY FROM THE DOME.

223 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE CABLE BURNS RAPIDLY. IT SNAKES INTO COILS. THE FLAME PASSES CAMERA.

224 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 4 SECS

SHOOTING ALONG THE CABLE. FROM BEHIND THE CAMERA THE FLAME COMES INTO PICTURE.

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225 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

WE PAN ALONG THE BURNING CABLE.

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226 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

WE PAN OFF THE CABLE TO SEE IT HEADING FOR THE VOLCANO.

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227 EXT. SURFACE OF SEA. DAY. (VE) 12 SECS

THE VOLCANO GOES UP. ROCKS FALL. WHEN THE SMOKE HAS SETTLED IT CEASED TO EXIST.

DISSOLVE:

228 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) DAY. 15 SECS

JOHNSON SITS AT THE CONSOLE.

V.O.
Watchdog calling. UFO’s on the move. Heading towards earth.

JOHNSON
Message received.

HE FLIPS A SWITCH.

Commander, they’re on their way.

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229 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 25 SECS

STRAKER AND FOSTER HURRY IN FROM STRAKER’S OFFICE. THEY CROSS TO THE SCANNER.

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230 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 7 SECS

WE PAN WITH THE FIRST WAVE OF UFO’S AS THEY PASS THE MOON.

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231 INT. MOONBASE CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

THE TWO TRACKER GIRLS STAND BEHIND THE MOONBASE LT. WATCHING THE UFO’S ON A T.V. SCREEN.

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232 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

STRAKER
(watching scanner)
SO far, so good.

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233 EXT. SPACE. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

WE FOLLOW THE UFO’S AS THEY PASS. THEY GO AWAY FROM US HEADING FOR THE EARTH.

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234 INT. MOONBASE CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 5 SECS

THEY WATCH ANXIOUSLY AS THE SECOND WAVE OF UFO’S PASS THEM ON THE T.V. SCREENS.

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235 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 8 SECS

WE PAN WITH THE SECOND WAVE. IN THE FAR DISTANCE WE SEE THE FIRST WAVE GETTING NEARER TO THE EARTH.

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236 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 11 SECS

STRAKER AND THE CONTROL ROOM STAFF SIT HOLDING THEIR BREATH.

STRAKER
(quietly)
Now.

JOHNSON SPEAKS INTO THE INTERCOM.

JOHNSON
S.H.A.D.O. Control to Moonbase. Attack and destroy second wave of UFO’s

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237 INT. MOONBASE. CONTROL. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS

MOONBASE LT.
Understood. Interceptors immediate launch.

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238 INT. CONTROL. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 7 SECS

STRAKER
(to Johnson)
Go ahead.

JOHNSON
S.H.A.D.O. to SkyDiver. Tack and destroy first wave of UFO’s

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239 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 6 SECS

CAPTAIN
Understood.

HE RACES FOR THE NOSE SECTION.

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240 EXT. MOONBASE. DAY. (VE) 4 SECS

ESTABLISHING.

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241 EXT. CRATER. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE THREE INTERCEPTOS TAKE OFF.

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242 INT. SKYDIVER. DAY. (STUDIO) 4 SECS


THE CAPTAIN SITS AT THE CONTROL OF THE ROCKET. HE PUSHES THE FUEL BUTTON.

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243 EXT. SEA. DAY. (VE) 4 SECS

SKY ONE ERUPTS FROM THE SEA.

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244 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 5 SECS

THE THREE INTERCEPTORS HAVE CAUGHT UP WITH THE U.F.O.’S. THE FIRST INTERCEPTOR SCORES A DIRECT HIT.

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245 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 7 SECS

A U.F.O. FIRES AT THE SECOND INTERCEPTORS. IT TAKES EVASIVE ACTION. THE THIRD INTERCEPTOR COMING FROM ABOVE THE U.F.O. BLASTS IT TO PIECES.

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246 EXT. SKY. DAY. (VE) 6 SECS

SKY ONE COMES UP FROM BENEATH TWO U.F.O.’S. IT RELEASES TWO MISSILES IN QUICK SUCCESSION. BOTH OF THE ALIEN CRAFT ARE HIT.

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247 EXT. SKY. DAY. 3 SECS

THE THIRD INTERCEPTOR CLAIMS A VICTIM.

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248 EXT. SKY. DAY. 4 SECS

SKY ONE GOING STRAIGHT AT ANOTHER ENEMY. AT THE LAST MOMENT IT FIRES. THE U.F.O. SHATTERS.

DISSOLVE:

249 INT. STRAKER’S OFFICE. UNDERGROUND. (STUDIO) 25 SECS

FOSTER
We still don’t know how they knew what S.H.A.D.O. looked like. Or how they knew what we were like.

STRAKER
And we possibly never will… It could have been some form of X-RAY photography… but at least we know they won’t try that again.

STRAKER CROSSES THE ROOM. WE PAN WITH HIM TO REVEAL JOHNSON.

STRAKER
No hard feelings?

JOHNSON
All is forgiven… and that’s the truth, sir.

THEY SHAKE HANDS.

FADE OUT.

THE END.

END OF ACT IV