Scene One: EXT. Space
Fade from black. We see a starfield in front of us, and we start to move towards it, gradually going at a faster rate. Begin credits and music. We fly past multiple stars and nebulas as opening credits are fading in and out again. We suddenly see the dim outline of the VBB Station (Arcadia-class). Continue to roll credits and play music. We continuosly fly closer to the station, but pause about a mile out, as the music and credits stop. We stay like that for a few seconds, making the audience wonder what's going on. Suddenly, we see a flash of light, and a twin pair of thrusters burning intensly. Suddenly, more flashes and thruster glows appear, gradually becoming faster and more common. Suddenly, one flys towards us, passing just beneath the camera. The camera shakes as we play the flybye sound effects. Just as it leaves our FOV (Field Of View), we see numerous small explosions erupt on the Arcadia. Suddenly, a monstrous explosion rips the station in half. The two halves of the station begin to drift at apart, and suddenly a humongous explosion, complete with a colossal shockwave, erupts. We mute sound. Begin playing a solom, emotional music track. We cut to a 50-degree angled side view of three escape pods, flying as fast as they can away from the station. The station is out of our FOV, to the right of the screen, but the shockwave is approaching fast. The camera is bobbing up and down, trying to stay focused on the center pod. We see that the pod has a black scythe and a numer: 00494832, outlined against the white pod body. We cut to slow-motion, complete with motion blurs, as the shockwave overtakes the last two pods. Camera is still bobbing up and down. They get destroyed, and the shockwave continues on. In the distance we can see other pods have made it, but we continue to try to stay focused on the one pod. The shockwave manages to catch up, but only knocks out one of the engines, sending the ship into an uncontrollable death spiral. Continue to play music, but keep extrenal sounds muted. The pod gets knocked downards at incredible speeds. As the camera snaps downwards, we stop slow motion+blur, and follow it downwards. It is moving so fast, it doesn't take it long for us to lose sight of it. Fade to black.
Scene 2: INT. Day. HLPBB, General Discussions.
The scene opens to fish-eye view from the ceiling, looking down through a slowly turning fan. We see a gaggle of newbies, goggling at Setekh's renders, asking passerby where they could get the program that made them. Numerous discussions are taking place. We see an admin walk through, looking left and right for perpetrators, HLP hammer of justice dangling at his side.
Thunder: (Voice-Over) "When the Volition board was operating, we were our best hope for Moding. When it exploded in the cataclysmic event that sent shockwaves through the community, we became the last, best hope for Freespace."
Cut to black.
INT. Freespace Source Code Forum. Day.
Fade from black. We open to silence. A few machines can be seen in the background, along with some human sighloettes. All is lit by a bluish glow. Slowly, laboratory clicks and beeps can be heard. Suddenly, voices can be heard. A figure appears from behind the camera. It is Kazan. We follow him from a behind-the-back view. He walks towards the center. He pauses, and puts his arms on his hips. Suddenly, he looks to the right, and shouts at something. He runs over to the right. Before following him, we pause for a couple seconds. We see what he was looking at. It is a giant holographic display in the center of the room, with a double helix floating inside. the camera snaps to the right, and follows Kazan over to where he's shouting at Inquisitor. Numerous parts and components can be seen scattered over the floor.
Kazan: No, no, NO! Red goes here! Black goes THERE! What are you taking this all apart for! I'm trying to get out of here and you're taking everything apart!
Inquisitor makes some wookie-like groans and yelps
Kazan: Don't get smart with me, asshole!
As theycontinue to argue, we pan around the room, and we see r0nin playing with some Robotech toys in a corner, and WMCoolmon is fiddling with some high explosives. We see a troll cursing out a senior forum member in another corner, and zoom in.
Bobboau: That doesn't even make any sense.
Suddenly, the door slams open, and we see the silghouete of Thunder framed against the outside light.
Bobboau: Thunder, finally, what took so long?
Thunder: Sorry, Bobboau, I had some problems withe the elavator. Now, where's that troll?
Bobboau: Over here.
Thunder walks over to the corner, and eyes the troll curiously. Suddenly, he grabs the handle of his hammer. The troll's eyes go wide. We cut to a close up of the troll's eyes. We cut to Thunder. We cut to the handle. In slow motion, he pulls it out. We mute all external sounds. When he pulls it out, we here an echoing click resound.
The hammer ignites, and, still in slow-mo, Thunder swings it down. External sound and regular speed return as the hammer connects, and troll is vaporized. Thunder walks outside, and the door closes behind him. We can here him whistling the tune to David Bowe's "I'm a Spaceman,"
Fade to black as we zoom in on the door