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GREYSKULL TALES

By John M. T'lustachowski

EPISODE # 4

TIME TRIAL"



Original Screen Play written By John M. T'lustachowski













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CAST OF CHARACTERS

ZOAR

TYLER

MORGOTH THE TERRIBLE

HORDE ALLIES IN 2622 ARMOR

DURINIAN NOBLES

NORELLA CITIZENS

SORCERESS IN TARA COSTUME





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GREYSKULL TALES : EPISODE 4

"TIME TRIAL

By John M. T'lustachowski





1. EXT-DAY- SKIES OVER SOUTH EAST ETERNIA.

THE WARBIRD ARCS INTO BLUE SCREEN,(3/4 DOWN ANGLE PAN)

A VOLLEY OF LASER-FIRE ARCS PAST HER WINGS.

CUT TO CU.



ZOAR (very excited)

Affirmative, John! Positive radar contact. Course two-two-seven!

One hundred and twenty miles, and closing!

TYLER

Roger, I see them.. Bringing them down our right wing.

Two-two seven, Mark!

ZOAR

Forty-seven miles and closing!

TYLER

Accelerating to Mach 2.8 Hold on!

ZOAR

Steady... FIRE!

SORCERESS POV_ OUT OF COCKPIT, AS TWO BLURS ARC BY.

THE WARBIRD WHIRLS TO PURSUE. (DOLLY CAMERA RIGHT)

CUT TO:

EXTERIOR SHOT, AS THE WARBIRD BREAKS THE ENEMY FORMATION, AND BOTH PLANES BREAK OF IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. WE CAN TELL BY THE SILHOUETTES THEY ARE FRIGHT FIGHTERS.

THE WARBIRD TAILS ONE, AND LETS THE OTHER BREAK OFF CAMERA LEFT

ECU OF TYLERS EYES, AS THE PLANE ENTERS HIS GUN SIGHTS.



THE WARBIRD POURS BLUE LASER-FIRE INTO THE FRIGHT FIGHTER.

THE PLANE BLOWS TO PIECES, AND BREAKS UP FROM THE FORCE OF THE BLOW.

TYLER

Sorry, buddy: Wrong side of the line.

ZOAR

Fighter number two: Course two-zero-niner!

He's trying to come Up from behind. Port side aft-

TYLER

Roger. Accelerating, Mach 3.1!

CUT TO EXTERIOR ,FRONT VIEW, AS THE FRIGHT FIGHTER

BEGINS TO FIRE ON THE WARBIRD. THE ENTIRE HORIZON SPINS 360 degrees.



ZOAR

Bank left!

TYLER

Hold on! We're going' ballistic!

THE WARBIRD PLUMMETS DOWNWARDS, AS THE FRIGHT FIGHTER

CONTINUES TO GAIN. FIRING AS HE GOES: THEN THE

WARBIRD BANKS, AND CIRCLES, BRINGING THE FRIGHT

FIGHTER INTO A PROFILE SHOT.



ZOAR

Clear!



THE WARBIRD OPENS UP HER BLUE LASERS AGAIN, BLOWING THE

SECOND ANTAGONIST INTO A BOILING FIREBALL, A LA "STAR WARS.

ZOAR

Eighty-nine miles from Greyskull, John. The scope is clear.

Set course four-four-seven to return. Uh. . .? How'd I do?

TYLER

You sure you never did this before?





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3. Cut to sky over Greyskull, as the Warbird's vertical engines slowly lower her. The top of Greyskull opens to admit the Warbird on it's round landing pad. A large pulse cannon on the tower of wisdom dominates the screen,

as the WARBIRD DESCENDS in silhouette against the red sky.

ZOAR (hitting two overhead switches)

Engage V-TOL units NOW!

I am opening the shield doors.

4. TNT-CASTLE GREYSKULL HANGER DECK -EARLY EVENING.

As Zoar & Tyler exit the Warbird~ Tyler heads to a sophisticated new electronic keyboard,

and seals the open head of Greyskull. (CROSS CUT TO EXTERIOR SHOT)

ZOAR RUNS HER HAND ALONG A BLACK SCORCH MARK AND BURN HOLE,

ON THE SIDE OF THE PLANE REVEALING METAL RIBS UNDERNEATH.



ZOAR

Hrnmm.. . It appears, we have sustained some damage.

TYLER (paints on 2 kill markings)

Uh huh.. First things first.

ZOAR

What are you doing?

TYLER

Keepin' score.

ZOAR

Keeping score?

This is hardly a game, John!

TYLER

Believe me ,I know.

I lost a lot of friends doing this stuff.

ZOAR

Oh, I'm sorry, my love.

I did not mean it to come out that way.

TYLER

Forget it. I deserved it anyway.

Let's see what you are talking' about here...

ZOAR

Looks like a near-miss.

Laser heat cut right through the armor.

TYLER

Nothing major. This panel can be replaced. It's just the sub-storage compartment.

I'll have to talk to Duncan- see if he can make me up a new piece...

ZOAR

I don't know. I still feel we owe Duncan so much already, for the

automatic landing pad and launch door he installed for us...



TYLER (Ratchets open the compartment)

That Pulse-Doppler Radar system I gave him is worth a lot more..

ZOAR (holding the panel steady for him)

Yes, I suppose so.

We never could monitor all the way to Skeletor's domain before.

Your old Earth technology is quite valuable...

Hmmmm. . . There's something in here.

TYLER(under the plane wiping his hands)

Hand me the Seven-sixteenths, please, Angel.

-What is it?

ZOAR (looking down)

Many things...

Curious. A book. A strange flag, some kind of clothing.

-And a picture.



BAM!! TYLER HITS HIS HEAD, AS HE TRIES TO GET UP

TOO FAST. HE SHOOTS TO HIS FEET, AND LOOKS AT HER.

TYLER

OW! Picture?

What picture!

ZOAR (Smiling)

Is that you?

TYLER (choking up)

Yeah.. It's my old Warbird design crew....

That's me, Doc Miller, and that's Mitchell.

ZOAR (reading the back)

Tyler, John David. Chief Designer.

Miller, Richard L. Aeronautic Supervisor.

Mitchell, Peter F. structural Engineer.

-You designed the Warbird?

TYLER (lost in thought)

Hmmn? Yeah, well ,we all did.

What else do you have?

My old Navy flight suit...

-Complete with my .44 Magnum.

(wipes a tear) Old Glory.

My.. family bible...

TYLER TURNS AWAY AND SIGHS, LOST IN THOUGHT.

ZOAR TAKES THE LARGE WHITE BIBLE, A READS THE IN

INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT COVER.

ZOAR

'Fear no evil'...

-Are you alright ,John?

TYLER

Yeah. I'll be alright.

It's just.. my old friends.. .they probably all think I'm dead. I...

TYLER LOOKS AT HER, THEN BIBLES INSCRIPTION.

TYLER

No. -I refuse to feel sorry for myself.

The only girl in my life back on Earth, was named WARBIRD

Here on Eternia, I have the greatest gift of all.

(KISSES AND HOLDS HER TIGHT)

I love you, Zoar.

ZOAR

And I will always love you, My husband.

ZOOM IN AND HOLD FRAME ON THE OLD PHOTO.

THEN, AS WE PAN OUT, WE SEE WE HAVE NOW ENTERED NEXT SCENE:



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5. CASTLE GREYSKULL, BEDROOM-NIGHT:

TYLER LIES IN BED, SHIRTLESS, STARING AT THE PHOTO.

THE BIBLE AND FLAG ON HIS NIGHT STAND.

ENTER ZOAR, IN HER PINK NIGHTGOWN, AND WEARING HER SORCERESS HEAD CREST.



ZOAR

Hrnmm.. That's quite a collection of medals.

Merits?

TYLER (closes his eyes and sighs)

No.

I.. .I had to kill a lot of people to get those.

ZOAR

It might help to talk about it...

I am always willing to listen.

TYLER

You really want the whole story?

ZOAR (kisses him and smiles)

Yes. The whole story.

TYLER

Well, like I said, I was torn and raised in New York. After I graduated Thomas Jefferson High School,

I joined, the United States Navy. I always loved planes, even as a kid.

I had books, models, posters, anything and everything.

I trained for two years in the Navy, and finally made it through flight school.

I was assigned to a Carrier group back in 1990.

That's were I met these guys: They were the best friends in the world.

Mitchell saved my life more than once, till he was hit so bad he was grounded permanently.



ZOAR (smiles at the photo)

Thank you, Mitchell.

TYLER

Yeah, thanks, Buddy! Anyway, back then, on a carrier, you flew whatever plane the Air Boss wanted you on.

I flew everything, from E2-C prop surveillance planes, A-6 Bombers, to my personal favorite, the F-14 Tomcat.

ZOAR

So your dream was airplanes?

TYLER

Yeah. 'Till a man named Saddam Hussein turned it into a nightmare. When the Gulf War broke out,

my Carrier group was assigned to the area. During the air-war, I have no idea how many missions I flew.

I remember a couple of times, going out on a run or an escort mission, landing for fuel and not even getting out

of the plane before going up again. Fourteen-hour flights were not uncommon.

ZOAR (looks at a gold Star medal)

-What happened?

TYLER

What? The Gold Star? About a week into the air war, me and Mitchell were up in a Tomcat. The fleet picked up a couple of bogeys.. or unknown aircraft.. about 150 miles out. When our E2's identified them as the enemy, we were ordered in.

It wasn't much of a battle. No heroics or anything. About 100 miles out, I locked on my Phoenix missile, fired, and watched them disappear from my scope. I never even saw the enemy planes. Just let the computer do the dirty work. We flew over the area later. Didn't see anything. No chutes, no flares, nothing.

I guess at first, heading back, I was just glad it wasn't me. I was on duty, so that's how it's done.

Later on, I had to do the written report.

Turns out the three of them were making a run for it over the Ocean to Iran.

I got that trinket there for shooting three running men in the back so far away I didn't even see them.

ZOAR

You didn't have any choice. You did what you had to.

TYLER

Yeah, I told myself that.

I didn't even think of that ,'till that night, when I stared at the ceiling for six hours,

when I should have been sleeping. -Not trying to rationalize insanity.

ZOAR

This one is adorable! What was this little heart for?

TYLER

'Ye olde' Purple Heart. Got this about three weeks into the war. We were reassigned to an A-6 bomber squadron. 'Were sent on a 1200 mile trip to Iraq's capitol city. Sent to bomb a munitions dump in the town's outskirts. But because the enemy put their anti-air weapons in a civilian section, we couldn't destroy them without killing innocent people. We had to fly a low-level bombing run through more flak than you could imagine. It made the battle of Kaitain last week look like a firework display.

Anyway, we managed to spot and blow our objective, before we were hit. Had we been caught by flak with a full payload, we'd both be history. As it was, the burst tore open the rear of the plane just in front of the tail. Somehow, everything held together, and I was able to limp her home. You should have seen the A-6! It looked like a giant took a bite out of the back of her.

ZOAR (shudders at the possibility of losing him)

Oh, you were very lucky...

TYLER

Yeah. The shrapnel from the blast tore holes throughout the plane. Mitchell was caught bad. I really thought I was gonna lose 'im. As it was, his left arm was chewed up so bad, he would never fly again. As for me, I got my purple heart, for that hideous scar over my knee. The debris tore it up, and the doctors had to operate. I am now the proud owner of a metal rod, holding my leg together.

I think the worst part, was trying to land on the carrier, at night, in the rain, with

a shot-up plane, and leg. They told me to ditch next to the carrier, but Mitchell

would have drown. I had to try it.

ZOAR

How did you manage to land?

TYLER HOLDS UP HIS BIBLE, TAPS IT AND SMILES.

TYLER

This. Mitchell always used to laugh at my flying with it.

After the operation, I was sent back state-side. I never knew what happened to it.

(sighs) Thanks, Mitchell.

ZOAR

And the Warbird came about, afterwards?

TYLER

After the war, we got together again, to design the ultimate fighting machine.

A weapon so powerful, that it's very presence might prevent war.

I primarily designed the 'bird to be a fighter plane killer. A single plane, capable of destroying whole squadrons of enemy aircraft. By universal structural design, and inter-changeable computers, the Warbird could be re-armed as a heavy bomber, close-support, or an all-out assault plane without any loss of capability.

Maybe it's better that they don't have it. It would only be the ultimate weapon,

until something more terrible comes along. I don't know.

ZOAR

I love you, Commander Tyler.



TYLER PUTS DOWN THE PICTURE, AND THE BIBLE.

HE DRAWS HER NEARER AND SMILES. SNAPPING HIS

FINGERS, THE LIGHTS GO OUT.

TYLER

I live for the future, Teelana. I live for you.

You are everything to me. I would never leave you.



ZOAR'S EYES FILL WITH TEARS AND HER LIPS TREMBLE

WITH EMOTION. SHE SMILES, AS SHE BEGINS TO CRY,

AS TYLER WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND HER. HE KISSES

HER PASSIONATELY. AS THEY CONTINUE TO KISS, WE

SLOWLY WATCH HER NIGHTGOWN STRAP SLIDE DOWN

HER SHOULDER. SHE CLOSES HER EYES, AS TYLER KISSES

HER NECK. SLOWLY DISSOLVE.





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6. INT~NIGHT- WARBIRD LAUNCH HANGAR-

TYLER, DRESSED IN HIS OLD NAVY UNIFORM, WALKS

BENEATH THE WING, FEELING THE METAL. IN THE

BACKGROUND, WE HEAR BILLY JOEL'S "STRANGER" PIANO SOLO.

TYLER REACHES INTO HIS SHIRT POCKET, AND PULLS OUT AN OLD PACK OF

CIGARETTES. HE LOOKS UP AROUND THE DARK ROOM AND

TO HIS WARBIRD, PLACING A CIGARETTE LOOSELY IN HIS LIPS.

THEN HIS FACE TURNS SUDDENLY STERN. HE IS

NO LONGER A HOT-SHOT FIGHTER JOCK. HE IS A MAN

OF RESPONSIBILITY, HE IS THE SORCERER OF GREYSKULL.

HE SHIRKS AT THE BOX, AS HE PUTS THE CIGARETTES

AWAY, AND HEADS TO THE FRONT OF THE PLANE.



IN HALF LIGHT, CUT TO TYLER PAINTING SOMETHING UNSEEN

ON THE FUSELAGE OF THE WARBIRD.

7. CUT TO CU. TYLER IN HALF LIGHT. AS HE TURNS BACK, HIS WORK COMPLETED ON THE WARBIRD, IN HIS SORCERER GARMENTS. OUTSIDE WE CAN JUST BARELY SEE THE FIRST HINTS OF MORNING. WE STILL CAN NOT SEE WHAT HE PAINTED ON THE SIDE OF THE WARBIRD.

0.5. WE HEAR P SUDDEN, HEART-STOPPING SCREAM FROM ZOAR.

TYLER TURNS AND RUNS DOWN THE STAIRS TO HER.



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8. INT. BEDROOM-EARLY, EARLY MORNING.

ZOAR SITS STRAIGHT UP IN THE BED PANTING IN A

COLD SWEAT, AS IF WAKING FROM A TERRIBLE NIGHTMARE. HER EYES STARE STRAIGHT AHEAD, AND HER FACE IS AS WHITE AS HER FEATHERY HEADPIECE. SHE SPEAKS THROUGH PAINFUL DEEP GASPS.

TYLER TRIES TO COMFORT HER, AS IF IT WERE ONLY A BAD DREAM.

UNFORTUNATELY, IT ISN'T.



ZOAR

JOHN!!!! HELP ME!! PLEASE!!

TYLER (holding her)

SHHHHH. . It's alright, Angel. You just had a bad dream.

It's over now.. .Shhh. . you're ok.



ZOAR (shaking like a leaf)

Noo. . . NO! It's not just a nightmare..!

He's going back.. He's going to kill me.. John.. help me, PLEASE!

TYLER

What? Who's Going back?

Going back where?



ZOAR STAGGERS AWAY FROM THE BED, AND NEARLY COLLAPSES.

TYLER CATCHES HER, AND TAKES HER WHERE SHE LEADS .

SHE FALLS, ALMOST EXHAUSTED AT HER MAGIC TABLE.



ZOAR

Morgoth.. he's going back. back in time...

He's going to kill me.. before I become...Sorceress... John.. please! He's going to kill me...

TYLER

The hell he is!

Open the time portal ,Zoar.

ZOAR

The past is fraught with many dangers.

Morgoth isn't going to make the same mistake twice..

He has a full air-core with him in Norella..

Searching for me...They won't let me reach

Castle Greyskull, where I obtained my powers...

TYLER

Then I'll just have to make sure that you do.

But I'll definitely need all of my power to deal with someone like Morgoth.

I'd better take the Warbird to take care of the others first...

ZOAR

WAIT!

Apart from Morgoth and his evil Horde Allies, you must face the greatest danger of all...

TYLER

-And what's that?

ZOAR

.me.

TYLER

YOU?

ZOAR

In the past, you will encounter a younger version of me. You may be tempted to remain in the past,

but you must resist. You must return here, and complete the circle...

TYLER

I don't understand...

How does that make you a danger?

ZOAR

I will be attracted to you, too.

But you must return...

TYLER

But... in the past,I could protect you from..

I could change all the...

ZOAR

NO!!!

You. must. return to me.. here..now... you must...





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9. CUT TO

CASTLE GREYSKULL EXT-MORNING.

TYLER IS IN HIS WARBIRD, IN TELEPATHIC CONTACT

WITH ZOAR. SHE IS WEAKENING BY THE MOMENT



TYLER

Zoar! You~re fading out!

OPEN THE TIME PORTAL!

ZOAR (O.S.)

You must.. return to me here... the future..

TYLER

ZOAR!

ZOAR

Promise me... please.

TYLER

ALRIGHT! YES! I PROMISE! I SWEAR IT!!!

OPEN THE PORTAL!

CUT TO CLOSE-UP OF ZOAR'S PALE HAND, AS SHE WEAKLY RAISES IT,

AND OPENS THE TIME PORTAL IN A FLASH OF WHITE LIGHT.



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CROSS CUT TO EXT.

AS THE ENORMOUS GLOWING YELLOW DISC APPEARS

BEFORE THE WARBIRD. TYLER IMMEDIATELY LUNGES

THE PLANE INTO THE GATE, AS THE ENTIRE SCREEN

FLASHES YELLOW. WHOOSH! IT'S GONE!

HOLD CAMERA ON EMPTY SILENT SKY FOR TWO SECOND BREAK.





10. EXT-DESERT-PREDAWN.

THE YELLOW DISC AGAIN APPEARS, AS THIS TIME

THE WARBIRD LUNGES OUT OF IT, AND INTO THE DARK DESERT SKY.

HOLD FOR A MOMENT LONGER AS THE WARBIRD

OMINOUSLY HOVERS ON HER V-TOL JETS, KICKING

UP A PULSATING CLOUD OF SAND BELOW.

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11. INT-WARBIRD-COCKPIT DAY

TYLER WATCHES HIS SCOPE, AS HE SEES FLICKERING

LIGHT IN THE DISTANCE. ON HIS SCOPE, ARE MULTIPLE BLIPS.



TYLER (to himself)

Looks like some kind of action in the distance-

'Better increase magnification...



CUT TO: CU. OF TYLER'S SCOPE, AS IT ZOOMS IN

AT THE HORIZON WITH DIZZYING SPEED. IT STOPS

WITH AN ECU OF ZOAR'S LIPS FILLING THE SCREEN!



TYLER

Yep, That1s Zoar airight

I'd recognize those lips anywhere!





TYLER FLICKS A SWITCH OVERHEAD ON HIS RADIO INTERCEPTOR. IT'S DIGITAL NUMBERS SCAN THE AIRWAVES, UNTIL IT ISOLATES THE ENEMIES RADIO FREQUENCY ONE LOCATION AT A TIME, IT RESEMBLES A VEGAS SLOT MACHINE, FINALLY STOPPING AT:

000107.41 kHz

WE HEAR STATIC-RIDDEN NASAL ALIEN VOICES OVER THE SPEAKER

Quit toying, Red Two. Finish her already!

RED TWO

Alright! Alright!

I'll finish her on the next pass!

TYLER (punching the WARBIRD'S throttle)

Uh oh!



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12. EXT-DESERT- FIRST LIGHT.

ZOAR, IN HER DURINIAN CASUAL MINI-SKIRT, LIES PRONE

IN TEARS AND EXHAUSTION IN THE SAND. HER EYES

ARE CLOSED, AS WE PAN A CLOSE-UP, SEEING SEVERAL

SCORCH MARKS IN THE AREA.

THEN CUT TO AN AERIAL VIEW, AS A SMALL AND PRIMITIVE

LOOKING HORDE KILLA-MARK II (SEE STORY BOARD FIG. F)

ARCS DOWNWARDS TOWARDS THE CAMERA. A BLUE CHARGE BUILDS UP IN THE NOSE,

AS IT PREPARES TO FIRE.

JUST AS THE PLANE FILLS THE SCREEN, AND IS ABOUT TO FIRE,

IT ERUPTS INTO A FIRE BALL AND EXPLODES.



12. QUICKLY CUT BACK TO TEELANA, AS SHE TURNS HER HEAD IN TERROR & SURPRISE.

A SPOTLIGHT FALLS ON HER, AS SHE TURNS TO THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

14. OVER A LARGE DUNE, THE WARBIRD SLOWLY RISES ON HER VERTICAL JETS.

IT'S BLAZING SPOTLIGHT FALLS ON TEELANA SITTING UP IN THE SAND.



UNDER THE WARBIRDS WING WE SEE VAGUE SHADOWS EMERGE.

THE CAMERA CAN BARELY MAKE OUT THE AERODYNAMIC DOORS

OPENING AND TWO MISSILE PYLONS SLIDING DOWN.



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15. INT-WARBIRD COCKPIT.

AN OVER-THE-SHOULDER VIEW, AS WE SEE THE HEADS~UP

DISPLAY TRACKING COMPUTER DRAWS LOCK-ON RETICLES

ON THE CANOPY. DUB-IN OVER THE REAL~LIFE ACTION OF

THE ENEMY PLANES OUTSIDE. (SEE STORY BOARD FIG. G)

AS THE CIRCLES LOCK ON, AND TURN RED, TYLER HITS

THE FIRING SWITCH WITH HIS THUMBS. BOTH MISSILES

LAUNCH SIMULTANEOUSLY. WE HEAR PANICKY ALIEN VOICES. (O.S.)

RED LEADER

What happened-?

Where'd that thing come from..?

RED THREE

Unknown, Red Leader.

Wasn't on the scope a moment ago-

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16. CUT BACK TO THE EXTERIOR SHOT, AS THE WARBIRD

LAUNCHES TWO MISSILES OUT FROM UNDER HER WINGS.

WE SEE THE SMOKE TRAILS ARC AFTER THE FLEEING

BAT SHAPED PLANES. THEY ARE HIT A MOMENT APART.

(FX) ONE HAS ITS WING BLOWN OFF, AND CRASHES TRAILING

SMOKE. THE OTHER SIMPLY ERUPTS, VICTIM OF A DIRECT HIT.





CUT TO TYLER, AS HE GRIMLY SMILES, AND BRINGS THE

WARBIRD ABOUT TO LAND, SEEING THE SCOPE IS CLEAR.

WE HEAR THE LOW HISS OF STATIC FROM THE EMPTY

RADIO WAVES. WATCH THE HORIZON SPIN OUTSIDE THE

WINDOW, AS THE PLANE DESCEND. THE SPOTLIGHT

FALLS ON TEELANA.



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17. EXTERIOR -DESERT, EARLY MORNING.

Cut to: TEELANA, LIPS TREMBLING WITH FEAR, AS

TYLER CLIMBS OUT OF THE WARBIRD. HE WALKS OUT

OF THE FIRST LIGHT, SILHOUETTING HIM, MAKING

HIM LOOK LIKE AN OMINOUS, TATTERED SHADOW IN

HIS BIRD SUIT. SHE IS NEAR PANIC AS HE REACHES HER.



TYLER

Zoar!

'You okay, Angel?



TEELANA HAS NO IDEA WHO HE IS.. OR WHO "ZOAR" IS FOR THAT MATTER!

SHE IS NEAR TEARS.



TEELANA

Please! Don't kill me...

TYLER

Shhh.. it's Okay, Zoar. I won't hurt you.

NO ONE is going to hurt you.

TEELANA

My people..

My village was attacked. .Help us..



TYLER (gives her water from his canteen)

I know, Zoar.

I know all about Norella.

TEELANA

Wh.. Who are you?

Why do you keep calling me 'Zoar'?

TYLER (helping her stand)

Oh, that's right.. you don't know-

Sorry! -Teelana

TEELANA

You know my name -?

TYLER

I should!

I don't know how to explain this.. but I'm you husband.

TEELANA

My husband?

TYLER

Yeah, about twenty years from now...

Maybe I should start out by explaining what SHOULD have happened:

You were supposed to go to Castle Greyskull, and there meet with Tara, the Sorceress. -Your mother.

Your real mother. From her you acquired the Powers of Greyskull, and became the next Sorceress, Zoar.

With your powers you were able to beat Morgoth back.

TEELANA

You.. are my.. husband?

TYLER

-Or WILL be, is the best way to put it.

My name is Tyler. John Tyler- we meet many years from now. But the problem was Morgoth opened a time-rift.

He wasn't planning on making the same mistake twice. He came back in time to destroy you: I came back to protect you and to make sure you become the next Sorceress.

TEELANA

I don't understand this:

How did you get here? Who sent you?

TYLER

You did.



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18. INT-COCKPIT OF WARBIRD: MORNING. AS THE WARBIRD LIFTS OFF.

TYLER

Now I guess we head for Greyskull, and set things right again.

What's that smoke over in that direction?

TEELANA

That.. that was my home...

TYLER

Uh oh....

This causes a time-conflict- He didn't destroy Norella

He's trying to alter history...

How many of those ships does he have? Just the three scouts, right?

TEELANA (weeping in her hands)

No.. he has an army.. many planes...

TYLER (bringing the plane about.)

Then we'd better stop him, before be really screws up time!

TYLER FLICKS THE ECM POD ON, AS THE ENEMY RADARS AND

RADIOS ARE COMPLETELY JAMMED. TYLER AND TEELANA SIT

IN THE WARBIRD, HOVERING UNSEEN ,HIGH ABOVE NORELLA.

TYLER HAS AN INFRARED CAMERA WITH A SCANNING PICTURE

OF THE LAYOUT BELOW. TEELANA EXPLAINS.



TEELANA

This is their air-strip. These black things are their ships. They have the fuel and ammunition stored over here,

for quick re-arming. They are using this area of town as headquarters and barracks. The prisoners are being held behind this large wall here.. in these three long buildings..

TYLER

You mean they put their fuel and ammo right next to the runway with their planes..

- and your people are way over here...?

TEELANA

Yes.

TYLER (smiles)

That's beautiful!

Alright, get ready, we're going' in!

Take the gun controls, you know how to...

Oh, wait!

That's right.. you DON'T!

OK, Aim the cross hair by moving this over your target. This one is your fire button.

I'll handle the bombing run. When I hit the landing strip, you nail as many of those grounded planes as you can.

Got it?

TEELANA (steadying herself)

I.. .I think so, Yes, let's go!



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19. EXT-DESERT~FIRST LIGHT.

THE WARBIRD CUTS HER VTOLS, AND KICKS IN ITS AFTERBURNERS, PLUMMETING DOWNWARD.



CUT TO PROFILE OF THE PLANE, AS IT VIOLENTLY

VIBRATES, AS IF THE CAMERA IS HAVING A HARD

TIME KEEPING UP WITH HER AS SHE DIVES.

CUT TO TYLER'S HAND OVER THE BOMBING T-STICK

CONTROLLER, AS HIS SCOPE DRAWS VARIOUS RED

CIRCLES, WHERE HIS COMPUTERS PLOT HIS LASER-GUIDED BOMBS.

THEN AS HE JAMS BACK THE STICK:

CUT TO AN EXTERIOR SHOT.



THE WARBIRD DROPS TWO PYLONS OF SIX BOMBS.

AS THEY SEPARATE IN MIDAIR, THEY QUICKLY TEAR THE AIR-FIELD

TO SHREDS. A RED FIREBALL BELCHES SKYWARDS AS THE FUEL DEPOT GOES UP.

CROSS CUT TO TEELANA'S SCOPE, AS HER CROSS HAIRS

LINE UP OVER VARIOUS UNMANNED PLANES, AND SHE

INTENSELY OPENS FIRE. WHOLE SQUADRONS OF

GROUNDED HORDE FIGHTERS DISAPPEAR.



THE BATTLE ENDS VERY QUICKLY! BLACK SMOKE RISES

FROM THE SHATTERED FORCES BELOW. THE WARBIRD

HOVERS LOW

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20. NORELLA VILLAGE, DAY.

SMOKE AND FIRES ARE EVERYWHERE, AS THE WARBIRD

HOVERS OVERHEAD. ALL THIS GAINS THE ATTENTION

OF A VERY ANGRY GIANT, NAMED MORGOTH!

AS HE SEES THE PLANE, HE RAISES HIS HAND,AND BLASTS AT IT MAGICALLY.

THE WARBIRD IS HIT, BUT HOLDS.



MORGOTH

(Morgoth yells as he fires at the Warbird) NNNNNNOOOoOOoooooo

My army!! what going on here?





21. WARBIRD COCKPIT: TNT-DAY.

TYLER HITS SEVERAL KEYPADS, AS A MAP LIGHTS UP. HE OPENS UP THE CANOPY.



TYLER

Okay. that should do it! I set the auto-pilot to fly you safely to Greyskull.

The Sorceress.. Tara will be able to explain the rest...

TEELANA

Wait, John Tyler! Where are you going?

TYLER

Down there.

Morgoth has to be stopped!



BEFORE TEELANA CAN UTTER ANOTHER WORD, TYLER TRANS FORMS TO EAGLE FORM,

AND FLIES DOWN TO FACE MORGOTH.



THE CANOPY CLOSES, AND THE WARBIRD HEADS TO CASTLE GREYSKULL.



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22. EXT-DAY, IN THE BURNING STREETS OF NORELLA.

AS SOON AS TYLER LANDS AND TURNS BACK TO HUMAN FORM, HE IS

FLANKED BY MANY HORDE SOLDIERS IN 2622 ARMOR (SEE FIG H).

TYLER AND MORGOTH FACE OFF IN A LONG WIDE STREET.

SMOKE AND FLAME RIPPLE IN THE BACKGROUND.

TYLER SMILES AS THE WARBIRD HEADS INTO THE DISTANCE.

TYLER THEN TURNS TO THE OPPOSING GIANT DOWN THE STREET.

IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S GONNA BE A SHOOT-OUT!



CROSS-CUT TO:

FRONT VIEW OF WARBIRD, AS IT FLEES THE BURNING VILLAGE.

SMOKE IS LOST IN THE DISTANCE, AS TEELANA LOOK BACK...



TEELANA

The Castle, the old man said. The Castle.

Castle.. Greyskull?

(FADE TO BLACK)





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23. EXT-STREETS OF. NORELLA. DAY.

FIRES RAGE OUT OF CONTROL ON ALL SIDES.

TYLER AND MORGOTH FACE OFF.

FIRST TYLER IS SURROUNDED BY SIX SURVIVING HORDE COMMANDERS.

THEY ALL LEVEL THEIR STUN GUNS ON HIM.



HORDESMAN #1

We got 'im now!

HORDESMAN #2

Blast him!

TYLER (smiles)

Ah.. laser energy... just what I need!



TYLER RAISES ONE HAND, AND SLOWLY IT BEGINS TO GLOW RED.

CUT TO CLOSE UP OF HORDE GUN, AS ITS POWER METER DROPS TO THE LOWEST,

UNREADABLE ALIEN DIGIT. THEY PULL THE TRIGGERS, BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.



TYLER

Thank you!



WORM'S EYE VIEW AS TYLER WHIPS HIS GLOWING HAND AT MORGOTH.

THE TOWERING GIANT IS CAUGHT FULL FORCE IN THE THROAT.

HE GOES DOWN BACKWARDS, AS THE ENTIRE SCREEN SHAKES AT THE IMPACT.



HORDESMAN #1

GET HIM! NOW!

TYLER SNEERS AND TURNS BACK TO THEM, WITH TENSED FISTS.



TYLER

Oh, yeah.. .The Hordak fan-club!



THE HORDESMEN REGROUP AND CHARGE THE SORCERER.

USING THEIR GUNS AS BLUDGEONS, AND THE BADGER- FACED COMMANDER DRAWS A SWORD.

IT ISN'T EXACTLY THE BRIGHTEST THING THEY'VE EVER DONE:

YOU DON'T SEE WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS TO THE FIRST ONE:

MERELY A CLOSE-UP OF HIM FALLING BACKWARDS UNCONSCIOUS.

TYLER THEN GRABS THE SWINGING GUN OF THE NEXT ONE, BRINGS UP HIS LEG,

KICKING HIM IN THE FACE: STANDARD U.S. NAVY HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT MOVE.



THE NEXT TWO FLANK HIM, AND GET IT EVEN WORSE:

AS ONE ATTACKS WITH A DAGGER, TYLER CATCHES HIS

ARM, PULLING HIM FORWARDS, TYLER KICKS HIM IN THE RIBS.

AS THE HORDESMAN DOUBLES OVER, TYLER BRINGS

HIS LEG OVERHEAD, AND SMASHES IT DOWNWARDS UPON THE BASE OF HIS SKULL

. LIGHTS OUT.

ULTRA-FAST SEQUENCE OF EVENTS NOW:

AS TYLER STEPS DOWN WITH THAT MOVE, HE IMMEDIATELY

SWINGS HIS OTHER LEG AROUND, AND PLANTS IT IN THE

FACE OF THE NEXT ONE.

FINALLY, THE COMMANDER GOES. HE SWINGS HIS SWORD AT

TYLER, WHO LUNGES AT HIM, AND CATCHES HIS ARM MIDSWING.

WITH THE FORCE OF THE SAME BLOW, TYLER RAMS HIS

KNEE INTO THE MANS RIBS. AS HE FOLDS OVER, TYLER

SMASHES HIS ELBOW INTO HIS BACK. HE CRUMPLES AND CONVULSES

ON THE GROUND AT TYLER'S FEET



TYLER TURNS TO THE LAST TWO, AS A GROUP OF VILLAGERS ROUND

THEM UP WITH PITCH FORKS AND THEIR OWN WEAPONS. TYLER SMILES.



PAN CAMERA TO:

FURTHER DOWN THE STREET, A LOW CAMERA ANGLE, AS

MORGOTH SLOWLY RISES AMONGST THE DISTORTING HEAT RIPPLES.

THE VILLAGES ALL BEGIN TO PANIC AND FALL BACK,

THE SORCERER SLOWLY TURNS TO HIM GRIMLY.



(FADE TO WHITE)



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24. FADE IN FROM THE WHITE ON AN ECU. OF WARBIRD'S

GLOWING ENGINES, AS IT SLOWS OVER GREYSKULL, AND

BEGINS TO HOVER AND DESCEND. AS THE HATCH

SLOWLY OPENS ON THE LONG LENS SHOT, HOLD ON THE

CASTLE A FEW MOMENTS.



THEN CUT TO A WORMS EYE VIEW OF GREYSKULL, AS

TEELANA FEARFULLY DRAWS NEAR THE CASTLE. TARA'S

VOICE BECKONS FROM 0.S.

TARA

ENTER TEELANA...

I sense a great rift in time...

A distortion only YOU can set to rights...

Enter!

AS THE JAWBRIDGE SLOWLY OPENS, FADE TO BLACK.

25. INT-CASTLE GREYSKULL. DAY

AS TEELANA CAUTIOUSLY PEER AROUND A CORNER, WE USE

THE EXACT CAMERA ANGLES FROM THE FILMATION CARTOON EPISODE

ORIGIN OF THE SORCERESS WITH NEW CGI CHARACTERS, AS TARA AND ZOAR MEET.



TEELANA

Hello? Is there anybody here?

TARA

I AM HERE!

I am Codok Ugnol, the Sorceress...

TEELANA

The Sorcerer said.. -Your name is Tara..

TARA

Tara is the Name that Greyskull gave to me, and the great Peregrine.

TEELANA (on the verge of tears)

Tara. . are you.. my mother?

TARA (closes her eyes, as a tear forms)

I am, dear Teelana.

TEELANA WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND HER, AND IN FEAR ASKS.

What's happening?

What's happening to me?

A man saved me.. A Sorcerer.

He said be was my husband.. but I'm already married

TARA

I know, Teelana.

An arranged marriage.. six months ago.

But I assure you...John Tyler speaks the truth.

Your husband he is.

TEELANA

Or will be, he said.

Tell me, mother... .What must I do now..

TARA

Yes, my daughter. Yes.

(Slow fade)





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26. NORELLA STREET DAY

MORGOTH

Before I destroy you

Your name.?. A footnote in the history of planet Morgoth!

TYLER

As a wizard, Morgoth, you should know better than trying to alter the past...

MORGOTH

Who are you~

TYLER

That doesn't bother me as much as WHO it is you carne after...

MORGOTH

WHO????

TYLER

Warping back twenty years,

TO KILL MY WIFE!!.





THE SORCERER THROWS A BOLT OF LIGHTNING THAT

FILLS THE SCREEN. MORGOTH TAKES THE BLOW BUT

STILL IS HURT AND KNOCKED BACK BY IT.



MORGOTH

So be it, Sorcerer!

MORGOTH'S COUNTERBLAST IS EVERY BIT AS POWERFUL AS TYLER'S.

THE SORCERER CIRCLES HIS HANDS TO THROW UP A TRANSPARENT SHIELD.

MORGOTHS BLAST HITS

(CUT) IT IS DEFLECTED AT AN ANGLE SKYWARDS, BUT STILL THE

FORCE OF THE BLAST KNOCKS TYLER BACK.

(CROSS-CUT) TYLER RETORTS WITH YET ANOTHER LONG-ANGLE SHOT.

(CUT) MORGOTH ALSO PROTECTS HIMSELF WITH A SHIELD, BUT THESE GUYS ARE

BOTH THROWING EVERYTHING THEY'VE GOT AT ONE ANOTHER!

(CROSS-CUT) MORGOTH GETS THROWN BACK INTO A TWO STORY BUILDING BEHIND HIM.

ECU. AS MORGOTH SNARLS AT THE SORCERER, AND THROWS ANOTHER WHITE BOLT AT TYLER



(fade to white)

(DOLLY PAN CAMERA UPWARDS)

OVERHEAD VIEW, AS BLAST AND COUNTERBLAST FLY AT

ONE ANOTHER. BUILDINGS BURN, AND FIERY EXPLOSIONS

WELL UP. NORELLA IS BEING WRECKED.

CUT TO CLOSE UP, MORGOTH, AS HE THROWS A TWO HANDED LIGHTNING BOLT AT TYLER.

CUT IMMEDIATELY TO TYLER, SHIELD UP, BUT STILL HIT

HARD ENOUGH TO BE THROWN THROUGH THE FRONT GLASS

WINDOW PANE BEHIND HIM.



CUT TO: TYLER SLOWLY TRYING TO GET UP.

HE'S HURT AND WEAKENED BIG TIME. AS HE

STRUGGLES TO HIS FEET, HE IS HIT ONCE AGAIN.

CROSS-CUT:

WORM'S EYE VIEW OF MORGOTH, AS HE PREPARES THE

FINAL BLOW. IN THE SKY ABOVE, WE SEE A LONE FALCON CIRCLE OVERHEAD





MORGOTH

You've destroyed my plans... Delayed my inevitable victory...



MORGOTH LEVELS HIS HAND TO ADMINISTER THE KILLING BLOW.



MORGOTH

Now, you shall pay!



SUDDENLY, FROM BEHIND, MORGOTH IS ENTRAPPED BY

THE RING OF FIRE. USE THE SAME CAMERA ANGLE AS

IN THE ORIGINAL CARTOON, AS WE HEAR ZOAR'S GENTLE VOICE BEHIND:



ZOAR

Back, Morgoth. Back to your prison zone.

Back!

MORGOTH

What--? NO! No time to think...



MORGOTH FADES OUT OF EXISTENCE. THE TIME LINE IS RESTORED.



OLD MAN

You! You did it!

ZOAR

No, WE did it...



CUT TO ZOAR LOOKING AROUND FOR THE SORCERER.

SHE SEES HIM LYING FACE UP, IN A SHATTERED BUILDING.

ZOAR

Sorcerer?...(GASP!)....NO! NOOooo!! John!



ZOAR RUNS TO HIS SIDE. THE SORCERESS CRADLES HIS HEAD,

AS HE SLOWLY REGAINS CONSCIOUSNESS.

OLD MAN

IS he alive?

ZOAR

Barely.

Oh, John Tyler.. Can you hear me? Say something, please!

OLD MAN

Looks like be's coming around....

TYLER

Uhhnnnn....

Tell the guy with the kettledrum to get lost, will 'ya!

ZOAR

I'd best get you back to Castle Greyskull.

Come!

ZOAR RAISES HER FEATHERY ARMS, AND BOTH SHE AND TYLER GLOW RED AND DISAPPEAR.

SLOW FADE.



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27. CASTLE GREYSKULL-INT-DAY.

TYLER RUBS HIS TEMPLES, AS TEELANA EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED BACK AT NORELLA.

TYLER ISN'T VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT WHAT MUST HAPPEN NEXT.



ZOAR

You did it! You saved me!

When I arrived here my mother, explained everything.

She granted me my power, and that's when I returned to Norella.

TYLER

-And that must've been, when you saved me.

ZOAR (Smiles)

What are wives for?

I entrapped Morgoth back into his prison zone.

Tara told me, that this would cause a time anomaly that will preserve the future.

TYLER

The future....

ZOAR

What is it?



TYLER TURNS TO HER, AND HOLDS HER CLOSE.

HIS EYES ARE TIGHTLY CLOSED. HE CLENCHES HIS TEETH.

TYLER

I love you, Zoar. -Teelana.

So much so.. . that I don't want to leave you.

ZOAR

I love you, too, John Tyler. But this is not your time.

I am content to know, that in the future, you will be a part of my life.

TYLER

You don't understand. When I disappear into this door, the Teelana I

left will be standing on the other side... But you won't see me again.. for another twenty years.

I know what's going to happen to you. I can prevent all of the pain and tragedy in the years ahead.

ZOAR

John... I may have only been the Sorceress for a short while, but I also realize that I can not have you do that for me.

The Teelana you love, twenty years from now, is the result of the experiences that happen to me.

You can not alter them, without altering me...

TYLER

-You said you loved me...?

ZOAR

And so I do.

So much so, that you have given me the strength to face whatever the future holds.

I believe that you are worth waiting for, John Tyler.

TYLER

Are you.. sure, Angel?

ZOAR

Yes, John. I am quite sure.

The promise of your love is enough for me.

Go now, before the portal closes, and time is irreparably damaged.



TYLER (Can't seem to let go)

I love you.. Teelana. But, goodbye, for now.

ZOAR (kisses him)

I prefer, 'until we meet again'!

TYLER TAKES A LONG HARD LOOK, THEN HEADS OUT TO HIS WARBIRD.

ZOAR WATCHES LOVINGLY FROM THE WINDOW, AS THE WARBIRD FLIES INTO THE GLOW,

AND VANISHES INTO THIN AIR.

ZOAR

"Until we meet again..."

FROM BEHIND, WE SEE A SHADOW OF A MAN EMERGE.

WE DO NOT SEE HIS FACE. WE ONLY KNOW, HE IS ZOAR'S

EVIL ORIGINAL HUSBAND. THOSE HIS EVIL, NASAL VOICE SEEMS FAMILIAR.

PRINCE

HAHAAHAHAAAA!

Castle Greyskull !

What a stroke of luck, for all this to fall into my hands!

Eh, What are you staring at, Teelana?

TEELANA (Turns away and smiles)

The future...



(FADE TO BLACK)



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28. CASTLE GREYSKULL-INT NIGHT- (2648)

THE WARBIRD ARCS OUT OF THE GLOW, AND TEELANA WATCHES

FROM THE WINDOW, WITH THE SAME CAMERA FROM ANGLE 20 YEARS EARLIER.

WE SEE TYLER EMERGE FROM THE WARBIRD. HE IS WALKING SLOWLY, WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART.

ZOAR GREETS HIM ENTHUSIASTICALLY.

ZOAR

You did it, John!

The time rift has been breached! I can sense it!

TYLER (sits down ,back to her)

Yeah. .I did it..

ZOAR (putting her hand to his shoulder)

John? What is it? What's wrong...?

TYLER (glances up at her, and covers his eyes)

The 'Great Sorcerer of Castle Greyskull

I save the whole world from Morgoth's evil,

but I couldn't even save my own wife...

I'm sorry.. .I lied to you -

ZOAR (holds him)

I don't understand...

TYLER (looks downs)

When we first met, I told you, 'If ever I had a chance to change all the evils that happened in your past,

I would surely do it.' Tonight, I was given that chance- ... and I failed you.. lied to you.

(glances up at her) I'm so sorry, Angel.

ZOAR(Smiles, touching his face)

John, listen to me. The past can not be changed. It is what makes us who we are.

Perhaps I do not say this as often as you do, but I thought you knew:

-I love you.

And as far as your lying to me is concerned, The moment you stepped into my life,

you erased every evil that haunted my past, and I will always love you for that.

TYLER

But you're husband...

ZOAR

YOU are my husband.

You are the man I married out of choice, and you chose me.

That is the highest expression of love that two people can possibly give one another.

TYLER (Holds her close and gazes deep into her eyes)

Oh, angel...



ZOAR GENTLY PUTS HER FINGER TO HIS LIPS, AND HEADS

AWAY WITH HIM. AFTER HER LINES, SHE TURNS HER

HEAD BACK TO THE CAMERA, AND WINKS SIMILAR TO THE

ENDING SEQUENCE OF THE ORIGINAL CARTOON SERIES.

ZOAR

Shhh. . It's morning already, my love.

Let's go downstairs for now, And talk of this later. In the meantime, you can make me breakfast!



TYLER

HAhahahhaaaa!

What a lady

AS THE TWO OF THEM HEAD DOWN THE STAIRS, THEY BLUR

AWAY FROM THE CAMERA, AS IT TRACKS UP A LITTLE

WAYS, FALLING ON THE MESSAGE TYLER PAINTED IN

CALLIGRAPHY ON THE WARBIRD'S TAIL. IT READS:

"FEAR NO EVIL"





(VERY SLOWLY FADE TO BLACK)