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Part 1 – Voluntaryist ORIGINS – THE BEGINNING (Part 1 of the Story)

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Opening Scene 

Government satellite control room. A large screen displays several images of space and radar information. Government workers in white and black dress clothes move throughout the room with papers and electronics. A military commander in a black uniform stands in the background with several attendants, also military personnel. The scene is hurried and rushed as it appears the information being taken down is a matter of new import. (They just found out about this).

COMPUTER SYSTEM (V.O.)  (Female)

Countdown to sector five hundred and forty six atomic fission. Hyperdimensional sequence analysis will commence at Twenty-One Hundred Hours. Transmitting from 62 degrees (Begin security agent) 39-17-42 North, Negative 145.14-86-21 West.

SECURITY AGENT (O.S.)

Sir, we have a confirmed lock on the calculated reactive area.

GENERAL (O.C.)

Good. Bring up the K.A.R.P. view live. We need all deep-space feeds running. The boys at the CIA have the ground stations taken care of.

COMPUTER SYSTEM (V.O.)

Fission eruption in one minute. 59…58…

GENERAL (O.C.)

(Turns to other general, says in a low voice) We’re not going to need any special eyewear to watch this, are we?

SCIENTIST (O.S.)

Sir, you’re going to want to see this.

Camera focuses in on screen then goes to full shot. Massive fields of energy in space begin to merge. A black hole appears in the midst. The fields begin to grow brighter.

SCIENTIST (O.S.)

(Turns to fellow scientist) I don’t know that the satellite is going to last…the cosmic rays are affecting the instruments.

Screens begin to flicker and brighten. Screeching noise builds louder. Camera zooms in on GENERAL as the light emanates onto his face and flickers. Lights in the building flicker. Noise grows loud then bleeps with white flashing as screen cuts to next scene.

GRADUATION SCENE

Flash of light emanates from a top-mounted DSLR camera. A photographer has just taken a picture. The camera cuts to a husband and wife next to their son MAIN CHARACTER (CAP). The mother is standing and the father is in a wheel-chair. The group is laughing and smiling in front of the graduation ceremony building of UNIVERSITY.

MOTHER (O.S.)

(Hugs son) I am so proud of youuuuu! I cannot believe it! Five years of school went by so quickly!

FATHER (O.S.)

And for a mechanical engineering major with a double-minor in chemistry and art history – you sure you finished all your coursework? (Laughs)

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

(Laughs, turns to hug dad in wheel-chair). Come on dad! You know there’s a reason I’ve barely been home.

MOTHER (O.S.)

I am just so glad to finally have you back home, even if it’s just for a little bit.

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

Well, you know, I said I would help around the house until Dad could get his surgery. I love you guys – I want to spend some more time with you before I have to begin a career.

FATHER (O.S.)

Son, you’ve made me so proud, and I must admit, I am embarrassed to even ask for any help. But I’m hoping that we can get the surgery scheduled soon. The doctors have already given me a couple of pre-screenings.

Begin walking down the university past other graduates. Heading toward car.

MOTHER (O.S.)

And the surgeon said he should be able to recover most of his hip stability.

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

We can always hope a full recovery, right?

FATHER (O.S.)

I just need enough healing to keep the farm going. We’ve had a couple of rough seasons and some equipment needs fixin’. I’m hoping to put that degree of yours to good use. (chuckles).

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

Of course. I guess I can call it an internship, right? How about we type up some fancy letter-head and you can write me a recommendation? (Laughs)

FATHER (O.S.)

You’ll get more than a recommendation son. I’ll be more than happy to get you some financial support so you can break into the real world.

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

I appreciate it dad, but you and mom have enough to worry about. I already have a potential job lined up. The engineering group I interned with last summer asked me yesterday if I was going to be available.

MOTHER (O.S.)

What did you say?

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

I told them I was going to help at home for a little bit, but that I was interested in 6-8 months.

FATHER (O.S.)

If I knew that was going on I wouldn’t have asked you to come home. Son, it’s alright to go if you have an offer…

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

No no no…It’s perfectly fine. My summer manager really respects me for helping at home and said to call him when I finished. I think I’m pretty much set, at least for a start.

MOTHER (O.S.)

Well let’s hope so. The economy has been terrible and we organic farmers are losing to these corporate goons peddling their GMO filth. You cannot believe what these people are doing to stay in business.

FATHER (O.S.)

They’ll stop at nothing son. They’ll patent plants which grow from the ground and pretend like they invented it – then sue everyone when it falls off of their shipping trucks.

MOTHER (O.S.)

And those damn city officials being bought off…

FATHER (O.S.)

“Linda!”

MOTHER (O.S.)

Well it’s serious enough to use serious language. When these companies buy the city, we’re the ones who lose to eminent domain.

FATHER (O.S.)

What can I say. Your mother is right, unfortunately. If it’s not the weather we are having to fight it’s politicians, and corporations buying politicians.

Arriving at car. Classmate friend comes by.

FRIEND (V.O.)

Hey MAIN CHARACTER (CAP)!

FRIEND (O.S.)

How you doin’ bud?

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

Hey FRIEND! So glad to finally be done.

FRIEND (O.S.)

Oh, me too. I am so ready to be getting paid instead of paying to learn. (Laughs)

MOTHER (O.S.)

Is this the friend who helped you build your robot?

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

Yup! Me and FRIEND almost had first place. It’s a shame that it had to explode when we tried using the built-in flamethrower.

FRIEND (O.S.)

(Laughs). Oh man. I don’t know what we were thinking. Probably shouldn’t have tried that one before finishing my physics 2 class.

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

More like before taking a chemistry class! ( Laughs)

FRIEND (O.S.)

Ahh well. That was our sophomore summer. Good thing we’ve learned a lot since then!

MOTHER (O.S.)

It certainly is good! I remember seeing you in the pictures MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) sent home. He had to mail them because I don’t care to use Facestash.

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

And why is that mom? You seem to use Bublr fine! (Laughs)

MOTHER (O.S.)

I’ve peeked at it here and there. There’s just so many things you can do with the internet these days, I don’t see how either of you young men got away long enough to study!

FRIEND (O.S.)

Sometimes, we had to use it to study. Group projects!

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

Yeah, I hated those group projects.

FRIEND (O.S.)

What about ours?

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

Yours was the exception. Anytime I can build a robot made to destroy other robots, I’m down.

FATHER (O.S.)

Well you should try making a robot to mend the fences – we got a lot of that needed back home!

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

I think I would rather watch mom chop carrots than mend fences. (Laughs)

FRIEND (O.S.)

What are you all doing now? Me and my family are going to eat. Did you want to join?

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

I would love to, but I think we have a flight to catch soon.

FATHER (O.S.)

Yup! We got all your belongings shipped and we have to fly out in 3 hours. With the way airports are run these days, we’ll make it through security and have all of 5 minutes to spare.

FRIEND (O.S.)

Ain’t that the truth?

MOTHER (O.S.)

Well it was so nice to finally meet you in person FRIEND.

FRIEND (O.S.)

My pleasure. You got a great son.

MOTHER (O.S.)

Takes after his father. (Rubs MAIN CHARACTER (CAP)’s hair).

FATHER (O.S.)

Good to meet you too! Come by the ranch sometime. As a friend of MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) you’re always welcome to stay.

MOTHER (O.S.)

And have some fresh fruit and veggies too!

FRIEND (O.S.)

Thank you so much. Might have to take you up on that offer. Take care you guys. MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) – you got my number.

MAIN CHARACTER (CAP) (O.S.)

You bet. We’ll get back for a new project. This time – ROBOT WITH LASER BEAMS!

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