| Knights On Broadway #2
"I Remember The Future" part 2
Panel 1: 2/3 Medium shot of a destroyed home. There is smoke
and some fire. Dan is standing there looking at his home in shock. Jenn
and Ms. Hopkins are facing off. Ms. Hopkins is holding Tammy back, using
herself as a shield against Jenn.
November 15, 1990. 2:43 PM
The remains of the Neil residence. Springfield, Missouri.
T-minus 10 years.
My house...what ...what happened to the house?
This is your fault, Ms. Hopkins. She was under your supervision.
Panel 2: 1/6 Jennifer slaps Ms. Hopkins in the face. A slap,
Jennifer does not punch her, no kung fu, just a wonderfully feminine slap.
Tam tries to come between them.
What kind of nanny are you?
Mom, no! Leave her alone. It's my fa
Panel 3: 1/6 This is a close medium two shot of Tam and Ms
Hopkins. Tam's eyes are wide with shock and a little fear.
Ms. Hopkins is looking at Tam incredulously.
My gravity lens works! I created my own black hole. But things got a little
out of control
...the planet would have been ripped apart if it weren't for Ms. Hopkins.
I would have sucked
into it if not for her...then who would have stopped it?
this is not the thing your parents want to hear.
What the hell are you talking about ?
Pnl 1: 1/6 This is a close up of Tam. She is looking evil
I've told you before, Mom. The world is going to end.
There will be panic,wars, rebellions, dictators will rise, Biblical-sized
apocalypse and all of
this will be brought about by disease.
I've had visions--I've seen it. I know I was meant to stop it. And now
I know how.
Pnl 2: 1/6 This is a medium shot of Tam and the ruined house.
The contrast is this six year old child against the destroyed home. She
has run up some of the rubble and is gesticulating wildly. The kid is happy.
Do you realize the forces I've tapped into? The ultimate energy source,
the unified field!
With it I can sculpt energy fields stronger than any physical material...I
could make armor.
I've got to start looking for a few good men...and women, of course.
They'll be my champions! Post-metal Knights to stop the wars, battle the
quell panic, end chaos--hold the world together!
Pnl 3: 1/9 Shoot through a destroyed window frame. There should
still be glass on the frame, but it's broken. In the distance we see Tam.
She has stopped waving her arms and is staring into the distance.
But. I still have to figure out what to do about the plagues. I have a
feeling there's a new
disease on its way. A devastating one. Worse than cancer or AIDS.
Pnl 4: 1/9 Closer in on Tammy. She's rubbing her chin, like a car
mechanic giving you an estimate. Presumably she is looking back at her
But I'm close to the mastery of the unified field, then anything will be
Engineering on atomic--heck, subatomic levels. Could even rebuild people--!
Boy all this thinking is making me hungry. Can we go to Denny's?
Pnl 5 1/9 This is a close-medium shot of Jenn, Ms. Hopkins
and Dan. In that order. They're all looking at Tam in various states of
disbelief and shock. Ms. Hopkins is still holding the part of her face
that Jenn hit.
Did I hear you say you almost blew up the world?
Pnl 6: 1/9 This is a shot past the three adults framing Tam's
little figure. We're at Tam's level. She has a very girlish expression
on her face, her eyes to the side. The kind of expression a kid makes when
they're telling you something they know you don't want to hear.
Well... yeah, sure. 'Kay. Like, there's some risk. Y'know. But... umm...the
is that my technology will fall into the wrong hands. Could be used as
weapon, then, poof ! Planet chunks.
Pnl 7: 1/9 This is a bust shot of Jenn and Dan, in that order.
Jenn looks like she's about to bust a vein. Tam is off panel.
Dad, we may want to build our next house in a secret location. And,there'd
be a learning
curve, but I think you should quit your job at the lab and come assist
me. I need people
I can trust. It means the fate of the world. What do you say?
Pnl 8: 1/9 Medium shot. Full figures. Jenn is slapping the
daylights out of Tam.
Pnl 1: 1/9 This is a shot of Jenn looming over Tammy. Tam
is on the floor rubbing the part of her face that's been hit.
This stops now! No more of this weird science-fiction nonsense fantasy
You're going to behave like a normal child. You will behave like a six
Pnl 2: 1/9 Medium. Full figures. Jenn has turned to
Ms. Hopkins. Jenn looks enraged, she's screaming. Show some of the destroyed
And you! You're...fired! Get out! I'm going to sue you and...and there
must be criminal
charges we can press! You'd better enjoy your last few hours of peace because
tomorrow your life will be hell.
Pnl 3: 1/9 Medium shot as Ms. Hopkins walks away. In the background
we see Jenn, her arms on her hips. And Dan is holding back Tam who is pleading
with Ms. Hopkins trying to run towards her. Behind them we should see their
Ms. Hopkins, don't go! Please. I need you. The world needs you!
Pnl 4: 1/9 Close up of a television screen, the word MUTE
is on the upper right of the screen. The image on the screen is the destroyed
home of the Neil's. A reporter on the scene is also visible.
10:15 PM. The Ramada Inn.
(off-panel) Yeah! My house! I can't believe it either. I don't know what
The nanny was there. Oh, yeah. You got that right--I'm going to sue!
Pnl 5: 1/9 Pull back. We see Dan by the phone and the teevee.
Yeah, both the agency and Ms. Hopkins for reckless endangerment of the
destruction of private property.
No, I'm not going to be in tomorrow. You're going to have to run those
on your own, okay? See you in a couple of days. Bye.
Pnl 6: 1/9 Pull back again. Jenn and Dan in a close medium
shot with the teevee.
Jacob sends his sympathy.
(off panel) Daddy, please don't sue Ms. Hopkins. It was my fault.
Pnl 7: 1/6 Pull back again. This is a medium shot of the hotel
room. There are a couple of garbage bags and cardboard liquor boxes filled
with what the Neils could scavenge from their home. Jenn is presently looking
through one of the cardboard boxes removing some papers. Dan is still on
the phone, sitting on the bed. looking at the teevee. In the foreground
we should see the bathroom door, slightly open. Standing outside the door
is Tam, she has a notebook in her hands.
What really happened, Tam?
I told you.
Little psycho. Little devil-possessed monster!
Pnl 8: 1/6 This is a close medium shot of Tam with a notebook
against her chest. She has a slight smile across her closed lips.
Listen, I think you'll see how reasonable all of this is if I go over the
events with you step by step.
But first I want to show you the designs for the...warriors... I've seen
in my visions.
Pnl 1: 1/3 This is a close up of Tam holding the notebook
out at us. She should be grinning big time! On the page of the notebook
we should see a crayon drawing of the Knights On Broadway.
They have armor...like knights...see?
Pnl 2: 1/9 This is a close medium shot. We're shooting past
Dan and Tam. Dan has grabbed Tam by the side of her shoulders. He
looks furious. He has never exploded in front of Tam this way so she looks
completely frightened. In the background we should see some of Jenn. Jenn
is standing, arms folded, looking squinty-eyed and cold. The notebook has
dropped from Tam's hand.
Are you crazy? Has Ms.Hopkins put you up to this? Now what really happened
to our house, Tam?
Ms. Hopkins didn't do anything! I said it was a black hole!
That nanny has made our weird child worse! Encouraged this visions crap.
We'll screw her so good.
Pnl 3: 1/9 Two shot close medium of Dan and Tam. Shooting
past Dan's shoulder. Tam looks terrified.
No! Please! Please don't! I'll do anything!
Then tell us the truth. No fantastic visions, no lies.
Pnl 4: 1/9 Close up of the child. She is staring down towards
the ground. She has her notebook to her chest. Except here the image of
the Knights is facing towards us.
Okay. It. It was...a gas explosion. I did it. Sorry. Now, will you leave
her alone. Please?
Pnl 5: 1/6 Dan is sitting on the bed again with his head in
his hands. Jenn is picking up the notebook that Tam dropped and is looking
in Tams direction. Tam is on her butt on the floor looking up at Jenn.
Get this straight, young lady--From now on you're going to stop playing
equipment. You're going to play with dolls and wear pretty clothes like
You're going to school with children you're own age.
And you are going to see a therapist.
Pnl 6: 1/6 This is a close-medium shot. Shoot past Jenn as
she is tearing the page that contains the Knights drawing out of the notebook.
Effectively tearing it in half. Tam is terrified.
I see you with so much as a soldering iron in your hand, I press
I see one Stephen Hawking book in your room, I press charges.
I hear you telling strange stories to your classmates, or win a Science
the next five years, or ask a question about photosynthesis or nuclear
Ms. Hopkins goes to jail till you're an old woman! Understand?!
All right. I promise.
Pnl 1: 1/9 A medium shot of Tam sitting in a chair. She has
a ridiculously cute dress on and is wearing pony tails. Ribbons and ruffles.
She must look like the most adorable child on earth. A sharp contrast to
what she looked like before. Her therapists voice is coming in from
November 28, 1990. 11:20 AM.
The offices of Dr. Benjamin Grey, child psychologist.
Why won't you tell me anything, Tammy?
If I talk about it they'll send Ms. Hopkins to jail. I can't tell you anything.
Pnl 2: 1/9 Close up of Dr. Ben Grey. He is a thin, sharply
featured man in his thirties, he is gentle looking and actually very handsome.
He wears thin rimmed glasses and is sleepy eyed. He is rubbing his chin
with his index and middle finger and is looking at Tammy in the way someone
stares at you when they don't believe what you're saying but they're not
going to tell you. Tam is off panel.
Oh, no, no, Tammy. You know what confidentiality means, right?
I won't disclose anything we discuss here.
Well, 'kay. But no technical details. I haven't been able to patent my
Pnl 3: 1/9 Close-up of Ben. He looks mystified. His glasses
are now on the rim of his nose his mouth is open.
...I've tried to continue my work in secret. It's impossible. Mom watches
me like a hawk.
I can't get near my books, or even my soldering iron. I'm losing time.
The window is closing-- the possible future of the knights is fading.
And that...that would be the end of hope.
Pnl 4: 1/6 Establishing shot of the room. We should see Ben
seated behind his rather modern looking desk and Tam on a chair in front
of him. No one else is in the room. The office is very modern looking,
no old book cases, old paintings etc.
Right. Well. These knightly fellows, do you see them all the time, or...?
Only sometimes...when I stare at a reflective surface. But you're not listening.
The knights won't exist if I don't rebuild my gravity lens. Please help
For the sake of the planet.
Pnl 5: 1/6 Medium shot. Tam is off of her seat, she's waving
her arms wildly.
I...don't think so. But we should try to work through the fears that cause
dreams of yours.
Something in you needs for these knights to be real. Isn' t that true,
I need the Knights? You need the knights! This world needs the Knights!
Without them we're dead. You understand? Dead!
Pnl 6: 2/9 This is a shot of a classroom. The teacher is
sitting by the edge of the desk reading a desk to the students. The book
is Curious George by H.A. Rey. In the row closest to the window we should
see Tammy she is about two seats down from the front. The other students
are staring ahead attentively, where as Tammy staring out the window. It
is sunny outside and we should see trees. The classroom is on the ground
floor. Shoot just past the teacher.
December 3, 1990. 10:13 AM.
Springfield Elementary School.
"You fooled the fire department," they said. "We will have to shut you
up where you can't
do any harm."
Pnl 7: 1/9 This is a medium shot of Tam, profile. She has
her face turned towards the window. Her eyes are wide. She is wearing a
beautiful pink dress with a ribbon on her hair. She's got pony tails. The
reflection in the glass is blurred.
"They took him away and shut him in a prison."
Page 6 FLASH FORWARD SEQUENCE. ALL ART FULL BLEED.
Pnl 1: 1/9 Inset panel. This shot is composed exactly
like the previous panel, except we see an image of Tam at the age of 14
on the glass. Tam is staring at her future self.
Pnl 2: 2/3 This is a shot of the Knights on Broadway charging
at the camera. Big. Bold. Beautiful. They are led by the Black White knight,
Marrs, Fritz, William and Marie. No background.
Radio Burst: 1010 WINS radio. You give
us twenty-two minutes, we'll give you the world. The World Health Organization
has issued a report that an outbreak of the virus X has occured in the
city of Santiago, Panama. Fourteen hundred people are suspected
to be infected.
Pnl 3: 1/6 Geof, these panels three and four can be boxes
or flapjacks-- It's up to you. Whatever you think works best. The armor
on the Knights partially disappears, they're stunned. They begin to fall.
Radio Burst: The city of Kikwit, Zaire
has been quarantined in an attempt to stop the spread of the
deadly Ebola virus. There have been forty-two confirmed deaths.
Radio Burst: Thousands of fish were found
dead yesterday off the coast of Austrailia.
This is the second such incident this year--
Pnl 4: 1/6 This is a shot of them falling further away, their
armor is completely gone. But this time they're screaming as if in great
pain. In this shot we reveal what these people look like underneath their
armor. Their descriptions are as follows:
Radio Burst: YEAH-US! It says in Revelashuns
chap-tuh sixteen, verse two!
"The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea and it turned into blood
of a dead man, and everything in the sea died!"
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS FOR THE FLASH FORWARD SEQUENCE. PAGES 6-9
Black White: Is a new character who'll appear later on in this issue.
He's a Caucasian male. About six feet tall, well built, but thin. He has
longish black hair. He looks a little like the actor Tom Cruise. Here he
is dressed very casually: a collar shirt over a black tee shirt. Jeans
Marrs: Is dressed in a brown leather jacket, waist length, a white
tee shirt and a pair of blue jeans and workboots. The hip kind.
Fritz: Is wearing prison clothing, be sure we see his serial number
across his breast pocket.
William: Is dressed in a Catholic priest's clothing. The clothing
they wear during Mass. The white frock over the usual black.
Marie: Is wearing real hip-hop style clothes. Tight jeans, big earrings,
Pnl 1: 1/9 This is a close-medium shot of Jacob by a computer
terminal, in a lab. He is holding his stomach, he looks sick. He is pale
Radio Burst: Dr. Cross, what are the symptoms?
Radio Burst: First, severe headaches
followed by fever...
Radio burst: (different type)January
14, 2004 In the news today Dr. Harold Cross, renowned
Pnl 2: 1/9
This is a close-medium shot of Marrs, on his knees, one arm holding
his waist, another arm leaning on a car. By the looks of him he is a car
mechanic. He has just thrown up blood and is staring at it in horror. His
face is pale and it has red patches on it.
Radio Burst: Then bloodclots and hemorrhages
occur throughout the body...
Radio Burst: (different type)...has defected
to the middle east...
Pnl 3: 1/9 This is a close-medium shot of Fritz lying on
his bed in a prison hospital. He has extremely infected, raw, pus-filled
bleeding red patches on his face. Blood trickles out of every orifice.
Radio Burst: ...organs begin to decay and blood
leaks through the capillaries into the tissues.
But this blood doesn't clot...
Radio Burst: (different type)...and has joined
the United Arab Monarchy...
Pnl 4: 1/9 This is a close-medium shot of William, lying
with his face to the ground in the church. He's fallen out of the confession
booth, mid confession. Blood pours out of the mouth of his blotchy,
red stained face.
Radio Burst: ...so the body's internal
cavities fill up with blood. Subsequently blood leaks out from all
orifices of the body.
Radio Burst: (different type)...with
whom he is said to be developing...
Pnl 5: 1/9 This is a shot of Marie lying in a hospital bed
with one of those clear plastic isolation tents over it. She's practically
rotted but only recently dead. The machine next to her hospital bed reads
Radio Burst: You actually die from massive
blood loss and shock. It isn't pretty but at least it's quick.
Radio Burst: (different type)...an illegal
weapon according to the Geneva conventions ...
Pnl 6: 1/9 This is a shot of Tammy at the age of seventeen.
She has a straight- jacket on and is staring into the distance. Behind
her, taped to the wall we should see crayon drawings of the Knights that
we saw on page 4 panel 1. But here fire armor should be x-ed out with a
note below her saying "Died before I could Knight her"
Radio Burst: What about that new virus
Radio Burst: X works on the brain. Early
stages produce delusions, they think the world is coming to an end...
Radio Burst: (different type)...a bomb
carrying a mutated form of the X virus.
Pnl 7: 1/6 This is a shot of soldiers fighting,
shooting at each other in the streets of New York . Civilians are getting
shot at. It's as if the National Guard went crazy and began to blow away
Radio Burst: Revelashuns nine thirteen.
" And the angels who had been kept ready for this very
hour and day and month and year were released to kill a third of mankind."
Ya hear me?
Music Burst: I got my finger on the trigga
so BLEEPBLEEP wonder why when your living in the
city it's do or die!
Pnl 8: 1/6 A truck load of corpses is driving past a
military check point just by the Lincoln tunnel. The soldiers are wearing
gas masks. The truck we see is last in the line of about four, they're
all full of bodies.
Radio Burst: Obey Federal Quarantine.
Do not go to the hospitals.
If there are infected in your homes place a white cloth on your window.
The red cross will get to you as soon as--
Music Burst: Get up a get get a-get down.
Nine-one-ones' a joke in yo' town!
Pnl 1: 1/3 We see a bunch of soldiers and people dressed in
makeshift garb having all out war on the streets of Times Square. The skies
Radio Burst: World news report. An outbreak
of the Bubonic Plague has occurred in Delhi, India.
Radio Burst: This just in, today fifteen
hundred people infected with the X virus were shot dead
trying to cross the border from India to Pakistan.
Pnl 2: 1/6 Sliver. Pull back. We see the horizon, we see part
of the North American continent. And over where New York City would
be we see a nuclear cloud.
Radio Burst: A state of war has erupted
between Israel and the Islamic Monarchy.
Music Burst: I wanna cry but I gottta
laugh. Big Bang Baby it's a crash crash crash!
Music Burst: I started a joke that kept
the whole world Laughing...
Pnl 3: 1/6 Sliver. Pull back. We see the planet Earth. We
see more nuclear clouds erupt on various parts of the surface. The
Earth's atmosphere turns dark.
Radio Burst: US intervention is imm---
Radio Burst: The Lord is com--
Music Burst: But I couldn't see that the joke
was on m--
Pnl 4: 1/6 No Bleed. The camera is behind Tam's little shoulder,
we see the window again and on it is a blurred version of the previous
Pnl 5: 1/6 No Bleed. This shot is composed exactly like
the previous panel. Except we see the reflection clearly. Tam is surrounded
by the students and her teacher. These are the same children and teacher
we saw a few panels ago except now we're in real time.
What're ya starin' out the window fer?
Yea, there's nothing to see 'cept trees. New kids are always weird. Creee-py.
Are you okay, honey?
No. None of us are.The knights have disappeared.
Page 9 Full Bleed Ends
Pnl 1: 1/9 Medium shot. Tam is sitting on her bed in the foreground
playing with a doll. Tam is facing us, we are seeing the back of the doll.
In the background Jenn is walking in through the door, she looks shocked.
January 5, 1991. 10: 43 PM.
My God--what are you doing? I just brought that doll!
Pnl 2: 1/9 Close up. We're now seeing Tam from Jenns point
of view. Tam is looking up at Jenn while holding the doll up. Tam has a
very childlike expression, sort of sad. The dolls face has been marred
by Tam with a marker, she has made blood run from all of it's orifices,
given it sores and ripped clumps of it' s hair off in spots.
Sorry Mom. I just made it die of the X virus...soon everyone will look
like this .
Pnl 3: 1/9 This is an exterior establishing shot of
the Neils' new home. There should be a Century Twenty-one sign posted on
the lawn with a sold sticker on it. Balloons to house.
Look at this! Look at what she did!
She painted blood on its face, do you know what this means?
Means she doesn't like cabbage patch dolls?
Pnl 4: 1/6 Medium, establish the room. Dan is sitting on
a stool by the kitchen counter, having coffee. Jenn is standing near him,
appealing to him, with papers in her hand. The doll is on the kitchen counter.
Dan is turning away from her in his chair.
Be serious! She hasn't changed! She's up to something wicked, I know it!
I feel it.
She's not up to anything, you've made sure of that. You're being too hard
She doesn't want to play with dolls, she's beyond that stuff. Maybe
we should let her
play with her equipment a little...
Pnl 5: 1/6 Close medium of Jenn. She has four
sheets of construction paper in her hand. On the paper, written in crayon
by Tam, are equations and schematics for the Gravity Lens.
Also, Geof, on the corner of the top sheet we should draw
a rough sketch of what will become the Tomorrow Technologies Logo.1
Don't play it up but it should be there because we will make direct
reference to it later in the story.
No way! Not after what her little machine did to the last house.
I don't believe her gas explosion story. She wasn't building a toy, Dan.
It was something horrible, like a bomb or --I don't know! You tell me!
I found these in the rubble of the old house.
Look at them, what do they mean?
What kind of evil was she creating?
Pnl 6: 1/6 Close Medium shot of Jenn and Dan. We're shooting
past him, he's finger pointing at Jenn. Jenn is looking at Dan, her eyes
are wide. She should look mortally offended.
We've gone over this, Jenn. They're meaningless.
Y'know, you sound just like your Grandma.
Better be careful you don' t wind up in the funny farm like she did.
They say stuff like that skips generations.
Pnl 7: 1/6 Close medium. Similar angle to last shot. Jenn
is slapping the cup of coffee out of Dan's hand.
Bastard! How could you throw that in my face?
Cut the family shame crap! Can't you see that you're talking like a lunatic?
Pnl 1: 1/9 Medium. Jenn is storming off towards the door
in the background While Dan is staring down at his wet mid-section.
I can't believe you'd even mention that. I can't stand this anymore--I'm
Pnl 2: 1/9 Medium. Same composition as previous panel.
Except here the door is slamming.
Damn...new pair of pants.
Pnl 3: 1/9 Medium shot. Exterior of Jacobs apartment building.
The home of Jacob Noire.
...She talks about black holes...gravitation lenses, unity fields.
And she actually built this...machine.
Pnl 4: 2/9 Jenn in Jacob's living room. It's later on the
same evening so she still wearing the same clothing. Jacob is a bachelor
who happens to be a scientist, his apartment should reflect this. There
are books, computer equipment etc. Chaos Theory books must be in evidence.
He's seated on a stool, she's on the couch. Jacob's looking at the papers.
If we can lets try to make this similar in composition to page 9 panel
I don't understand these notes but I know they mean something.
'Course Dan doesn't want to look at them.
He thinks she' s cute, a child genius.
But I've seen the look in her eyes, Jacob.
Pnl 5: 1/9 This is a close up of Jenn. She is looking pretty
She's tampering with dark forces and worse, she's capable of unleashing
I know this device is involved somehow... I had no one else to come to
...what do they mean?
Pnl 6: 1/6 Jenn has her back to Jacob. She's holding herself.
We're shooting past her, she can be cropped. Behind her we should see the
young and handsome Jacob, he's at bust depth. We want to get a good view
of his face. He should look like Tom Cruise. Except unkempt longer
black hair and fuzz on his face. This man must seem absolutely charming.
Well...at a glance, they don' t make sense. I think she just picked a bunch
equations from different books and linked them together.
So you say she built this? What did it do, I mean why do you think--?
(off panel) It destroyed the house!! But Dan doesn't think so...she's got
him fooled as well.
Damn. I can't even talk to him anymore.
Pnl 7: 1/6 Close-medium. We see enough of Jenn to know that
she's still holding herself. Jacob has stood up and has moved in closer
to Jenn. He's' put his hand on her arm. He should look sincere.
Hey. If it'll make you feel better, let me hold on to these notes and I'll
go over them.
Thank you, Jacob. Thanks for listening. It's been so long since I felt...I
was being heard.
Pnl 1: 1/9 Same angle and general composition as previous
panel. Except here Jenn's turned around to face him. She has a weary smile
on her face.
Hey, if you want to get together again and talk. I'm here for you.
Really? That would be nice. I'd really like that.
Pnl 2: 1/9 Same angle and general composition as previous
panel. Jenn has put her head on Jacob's shoulder. He should look very surprised.
Pnl 3: 1/9 Shoot past Tammy's notes on the counter. In the
background we see Jacob and Jenn holding each other. Except Jacob is looking
at Tam's notes. Jacob is putting his arms around Jenn in that
awkward I-guess-I'll-hold-you-if-you're-going-to-be-this-close-to-me kind
Sure...Hey, I'm all yours.
Pnl 4: 1/6 Close up of Tam looking over the top edge of the
book " Le Mort De Arthur". She is looking to the side in response to the
voice calling her from off panel.
April 18, 1991.1:12 PM.
The school yard.
Ms.Hopkins: (off-panel) Psst. Tamara Bryn!
Pnl 5: 1/6 This is a Medium shot. She is standing in front
of Ms. Hopkins with only the gate between them. Ms. Hopkins body language
is conspiratorial, she wants to make sure she isn't seen. Shoot from behind
Diana--I mean, Ms. Hopkins!!
Child, I need to make this quick. If I'm seen talking to you I could be
I couldn't leave with out saying good-bye.
Pnl 6: 1/6 A close medium of Ms. Hopkins. Were seeing her
through the fence.
You're parents had a restraining order put on me. And then they reported
me to the
agency who in turn revoked my child care license. I can't get a job anymore.
So I'm going back to Jamaica. At least I have family there.
It'll be easier to make ends meet .
Pnl 7: 1/6 This is a close up of Tam. Again this is through
the chain link fence. She is shocked.
They lied to me. They told me that they wouldn't press charges against
I played with their damn dolls. If I behaved ...normal!
My mother's interference has sealed the earth to a fate of destruction!
All that for a lie? Do you realize all the...death that woman's caused?
Pnl 1: 1/6 Closer on Tam. Cropped. She's excited, she's got
that evil look again.
Ms. Hopkins: (off panel) Caused? Your mother
hasn't killed anyone.
Her actions have. Or they will. If we don't stop it.
You see, I remember the future, Ms. Hopkins. And we must change it.
Pnl 2: 1/6 Medium shot. Full figures. It's a profile
of the two figures with a thin line between them (the fence). Let's see
some of the cab on Ms. Hopkins' side.
I have a plan I've been thinking for a while. We could move to New York
sell a few minor patents, put the money on the stock market and raise a
couple of million.
That would give us start up capital for a technology company.
Then I'd have the resources and time to work on my gravity lens.
Pnl 3: 1/6 Close-Medium. Shoot past Tam at Ms. Hopkins. Hopkins
has one eyebrow raised and one hand on her hip and is looking at Tam with
You'd have to be the front person, of course, since I'm under age.
We'd give you a new name and everything.
The company would make computer chips or something for cash
...but we'd really be saving the world!
Child, are you listening to yourself?
Pnl 4: 1/6 This is a close up of Tam.
Of course! I know how this sounds. 'Kay, like there's some risk.
Kidnapping is a federal offense. But the world is at stake.
You've seen what I can do. The technology just needs to be perfected.
If I'm right, the world will be spared and we may open the door to the
cure for all ills.
Risk or certain death. It's true for the both of us.
Pnl 4: 1/9 Full figure. Shoot from behind Ms. Hopkins as
Tam starts to head off.
That's the bell. Meet me at the corner of Mills and Hanover two weeks from
At about eleven o'clock PM, 'kay? Please Ms. Hopkins...I'm not crazy.
You 've got to help me. You've seen what I can do!
Pnl 5: 1/9 Full figure. This is a shot of Ms. Hopkins approaching
Pnl 6: 1/9 This is a shot of Ms. Hopkins seated in the backseat
of the cab talking to the driver. Ms. Hopkins is talking to the driver
but is Looking towards the direction of the school yard.
Ms. Hopkins: Branson Airport, please.
Pnl 1: 1/9 Medium shot. We're in the home of Jacob Noire.
He is sitting by his computer with Tammy's notes in front of him. He's
in a tee shirt and sweat pants. He should look as grubby as we all look
when working till 3am.
April 24, 1991.1:43 AM.
The Home of Jacob Noire.
Pnl 2: 1/9 Close-up of Jacob. He should look unshaven, but
still very handsome. He stops typing and is looking off into the distance.
We should see a bit of his computer screen in this shot as well.
Oh, my God...
Pnl 3: 1/9 This is a shot of the papers in Jacob's hands.
This actually makes...sense.
Pnl 4: 1/9 This is a close up of Jenn. She' s about to shove
some noodles in her mouth.
The next day. 12:10 PM.
The New China restaurant.
(off panel) Just curious, Jenn, what else did Tammy say about the, uh,
Pnl 5: 1/9 Close-medium, two-shot. Jenn and Jacob. There should
be plates of food on the table. Jenn looks extremely inquisitive all of
a sudden. Whereas Jacob looks very, very casual, he's smiling.
Something about...making black holes with it. Why do you ask?
You find something in those notes?
Oh, no. Nothing. Silly scrawls. But intriguing fantasies.
Maybe she'll grow up to be the next Jules Verne.
Pnl 6: 1/9 Close ups of Jacob and Jenn, facing each other,
So, are you enjoying your chow mai fun? Best in town.
So-so. The company's better, though.
Pnl 7: 2/9 Medium shot full figure. Tam and Dan. They're
in the living room of their new house. Dan has his back to Tam and is talking
on the phone, While Tam is tugging at the back of his shirt.
Two weeks later.
May 2, 1991. T-minus 5 years.
(whisper) Psst! Dad!
Yeah, she's out all the time. I don't know where. Nah. Hold on a sec'.
Pnl 8: 1/9 Close medium as Tam walks away towards the
Dad, I 'm going to use the soldering iron again, okay.?
Fine. But the minute your Mom comes home--hide it.
is a note for artist Geof Isherwood who drew the published comic.
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