Welcome back to another week of Scripted Saturdays! I’m Timothy Scott Purvis and what I have for you today is an unfinished draft of the original version of episode six. I stopped short because it just wasn’t going where I wanted it to despite it having humorous moments. I don’t think it’s bad, it just didn’t give that umph I wanted for an opening episode to season two.
Regardless, I may use some of the ideas it posited at a later date. Maybe. Anyhow, for now, thanks for stopping by and read to you all again next week!
“MURDER ME ELMO”
INT DARK PLACE
[A being in a cloak walks through a set of doors and then towards the center of a dark room where a lone figure sits in a chair with a beam of light on him. The figure is an orange robot but the being does not hesitate. He goes before the robot and stands quietly.]
ER2NI2: Ah, excellent! You have come. You are the most feared assassin in the galaxy and I have need of your services.
[The figure continues to stand quietly.]
ER2NI2: There is a certain man who has caused me a certain distress. Find him. Destroy him. And do as you will with his crew. His name… is Cloud Strife.
INT STARSHIP MS DOROTHY–MEETING ROOM
[We see Cloud’s smiling face as he stares at something across from him.]
CLOUD: So, uh, Yuffie, where’d ya get the duds?
[The view shifts to a yellow suited Yuffie in Spartan regalia from Halo.]
YUFFIE: It was on my bed. I don’t know where it came from.
[Raises glass to helmet and starts slurping liquid.
Leo, Raph, Tifa, and Rinoa stare at Yuffie as she sits across from them in the meeting room.]
LEO: And you don’t find this… oh I don’t know, odd?
YUFFIE: Nope. Fits like a glove.
CLOUD: Or a Power Ranger. [Smiles.]
LEO: It’s Spartan gear, Cloud.
CLOUD: Eh, Spartan, power ranger. Same difference. Both are super human representations of what we believe to be the finest of humanity.
LEO: …No, Spartans kick ass. Power rangers are just a gay Voltron wannabe.
CLOUD: …Hmm. Point to you.
LEO: Hey, if she wants to be one of the last of humanity’s saviors, more power to her.
[Yuffie stands up.]
YUFFIE: I’m not humanity’s savior or a gay Power Ranger. I’m just me.
TIFA: What’s that? A second-rate auxiliary party member who never sees any action save for licking Cloud’s materia?
[Yuffie glares at Tifa through her visor.]
YUFFIE: That’s funny coming from you. Aren’t you the one who keeps getting bad dialogue and lunatics blowing your head off?
TIFA: Hey! I’m first class, baby!
CLOUD: [Stands up.] Bitch fight!
RAPH: [To Leo] Quick, get some mud!
[Tifa and Yuffie glare at them.]
YUFFIE: That’s it! I’m outta here! [Leaves]
CLOUD: Man, she looked pissed!
LEO: How can you tell for the helmet?
RAPH: Probably right around the moment she pointed her gun at him.
CLOUD: Yep, that was it.
[The intercom buzzes.]
APRIL: Captain, you should come to the bridge.
CLOUD: Why should I want to do that?
RAPH: We’d better not have another infestation!
ROGUE: Damnit Gambit! You said ya’ll wouldn’t say notin’!
INT MEETING ROOM
[Cloud and Raph look at one another and blink.]
APRIL: Yeah, ok… Look just come out here.
INT BRIDGE MS DOROTHY
[The group stands near a young smiling girl.]
RAPH: We have a new member of the crew!
CLOUD: Who are you?
GIRL: I’m the new intern! Kairi!
CLOUD: [To Tifa] This ship has interns?
TIFA: Don’t look at me. I’m the ship’s councilor. My job is to determine whether you all are nuts or not and, well, yep you’re all nuts.
RAPH: Hmm. Interns. That might explain why engineering is all messed up.
LEO: No that would’ve been because of master Splinter.
RAPH: You all still haven’t cleaned that up!?
LEO: Hey, there’s gnome guts caked all over the place because someonewas trigger happy!
CLOUD: Hey, I blew what I could out the airlock!
LEO: And everyone else!
RAPH: Speaking of blowing things, I need to find out where my nurse went.
[Leo and Cloud glance at him.]
CLOUD: So how is the rat anyhow?
LEO AND RAPH: Eh.
CLOUD: Well, at least you care. [Looks at Kairi.]
KAIRI: [Smiles broadly.] You make me feel simple and clean.
CLOUD: [Hands and eyes shocked] What the hell!?
[Yuffie walks in an agitated manner.]
YUFFIE: Brain-dead self-righteous harlot thinks she knows me!? I’ll show her. I still have some gnome embryos! I’m gonna put them in her underwear drawer. See how she likes the… zzzisht…!
[She stops suddenly and spasms uncontrollably.]
Have… sudden… uncontrollable urge to… go to… transporter room. What? Why? …Yes. I will obey. Ha Ha Ha! They will rue the day they messed with… Cid Trueheart! …Woooa… That was weird.
INT TRANSPORTER ROOM
[Yuffie controls the transporter console.]
YUFFIE: [VO] Why am I doing this? What could possibly…!? Quit fighting it, fool!
[Something beams in and looks at her. She stares back.]
CREATURE: I’m Elmo! Who wants to die!?
YUFFIE: This can’t be good.
A SUDDEN END!
Thanks again for taking a moment to read my work! This one was definitely shorter than most! Next week probably won’t be much different. But, it should still be amusing. Until then!
~Timothy S Purvis
PS: Since this episode was never produced, there is no video footage available of it. Though, bits and pieces of story elements wound up in episode V and the sixth episode itself.
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