Greyskull Tales

Episode #1

THE SORCERER OF GREYSKULL

By John M. Tílustachowski




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Scene 1
EXT- SNAKE MOUNTAIN - NIGHT.


Fade In Slowly. Pan in slowly on the dark silhouette of Snake Mountain. Lightning flickers in the distance. Carl Orffís O Fortuna ominously echoes, as we pan in on the head.



INT- SNAKE MOUNTAIN- THRONE ROOM. NIGHT

SKELETOR Stands at the mouth of Snake Mountain as the storm draws nearer. Lightning bolts are now clearly visible, and we hear the loud clap of thunder. SKELETOR holds up his havoc staff. Enter EVIL-LYNN



EVIL LYNN

Skeletor, have the spirits recharged the Havoc Staff yet?



SKELETOR
Not yet, Evil-Lynn. But the time is nigh...



EVIL-LYNN
(looking uneasy at the Storm)

Are you certain this will work, Skeletor?
The power of the Sorceress is great...


Cut suddenly to E.C.U. of the Havoc Staff, as lightning crackles into its head. SKELETOR is covered in an eerie blue light. Fade.


SKELETOR

Ha ha ha HAHHH!!
THE POWER IS MINE!!!



SKELETOR whirls to EVIL-LYN and blows apart a magical model of Castle Greyskull. EVIL-LYNNíS eyes are wide with fear.




SKELETOR

Certain I can take Greyskull??
Does this convince you??



EVIL LYNN

I will contact the others to begin phase two..



SKELETOR

Excellent! Soon , I, Skeletor shall be undisputed Master of the Universe! Ha ha ha HAAA!!




Pan in on SKELETORíS skull. Fade to yellow.




SCENE 2
EXT - TWILIGHT- SANDS OF TIME DESERT


Above the dunes of the desert, smoke plumes from the burning wreck of a transport ship. Enter HE-MAN riding BATTLECAT.

He contacts his friends via his wrist-communicator.


HE-MAN

There, BattleCat. That must be the ship that sent the distress call. He-Man to Duncan, Man-at-Arms, weíve sighted the downed ship. Iím going to check for survivors.



TEELAíS VOICE (O.S.)

Be careful He-Man.



HE-MAN

I will, Teela. He-Man out.


HE-MAN enters the burning wreck with BATTLE-CAT. Smouldering debris litters the desert. A beeper leads him inside.



HE-MAN

Looks pretty bad, Battle-Cat.
I have life signs...That way...




Unceremoniously, HE-MAN puts his fist through the wall, and pulls it open like paper. Both enter the dark smokey room. Fire flickers off his face, as he finds a woman lying unconscious on the floor. He kneels to pick her up.




HE-MAN

Easy, miss. Iíve got you.
Battle Cat, check the hall for more wounded.



Suddenly, a blue glow surrounds HE-MAN & paralyzes him.


HE-MAN

Wait! I...I canít move!


As the glow fades, the woman reappears as EVIL-LYNN.

She laughs mockingly, as SKELETOR and his henchmen appear.


EVIL-LYNN

Ha ha haa!!
Why, He-man, I didnít know you cared!



HE-MAN

Evil- Lynn!!
Run, Battle-Cat! Itís a trap!



As Battle-Cat makes a run for the door, he is hit by a stun-blast by

SKELETOR. Cut to 3/4 view of BATTLE-CAT unconscious.



SKELETOR

Youíre not going anyplace!



EVIL-LYNN
(Placing black Tiara on his head)

And this will drain your powers, as well as prevent you from psychically warning the Sorceress!



SKELETOR

How Iíve longed for this moment, He-Man.
Not even you can stop me now!
Soon, Castle Greyskull, and all of its secrets will be mine!
As it was always meant to be! Our long, costly struggle has ended!
The only was it could have ended:
With Skeletor, the new Master of the Universe!
Jitsu! Skele-droids: Guard him well!
And now, my minions...TO GREYSKULL!!



As SKELETOR and his followers teleport away. Pan in to a C.U. of HE-MAN, as he closes his eyes in pain. He thinks to himself.


HE-MAN

I failed you, Sorceress. I really failed you.
Forgive me.




VERY SLOWLY DISSOLVE .





SCENE 3
EXT- BERMUDA AIR FORCE BASE- DAY.


BEGIN WITH LONG-LENS OVER-VIEW OF THE ISLAND BASE.

FADE IN TITLE CARD:


PLANET EARTH: BERMUDA AIR FORCE BASE.
JUNE 21, 1998 10:00 HOURS




As we track over the island, we see the first glimpse of the experimental ĎWARBIRDí class fighter, as COMMANDER JOHN DAVID TYLER
heads to his plane, with ĎDOC Ď MILLER.



DOC
(nervously)

ĎYou sure you know what youíre doing?
I mean, why not get a regular test-pilot for this?



TYLER

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Doc!



DOC

Seriously, John.
Why is so important for you to be the first one to take her up?



TYLER

Sheís my plane, Doc. I designed her.
That plane represents the last ten years of my life. And since she is the first Nuclear Powered plane, Iím the only one who has any idea of how to control her.



DOC

Youíre right, John.
Iím worrying needlessly.
Good luck, son.



TYLER

Thanks, Doc.




As they head to the massive plane, we see MITCHELL doing his final maintenance checks by the open cockpit, as TYLER climbs up, helmet in hand.



MITCHELL

Pre-flight program is runniní , sir.
EverythingĎs a green light.



TYLER

Thanks, Mitchell.



MITCHELL

Whew!
Sheís a mean lookiní sucker, ainít she, sir?



TYLER

Yeah, well, I designed her, that way.
She only has one purpose.



MITCHELL

Whatís that, sir?



TYLER

She kills other airplanes.
Period.



MITCHELL

Inverted sweep-winger.
Yeah, thatíll do it!
The carrier, America will rendevous with you at point Charlie. Good luck, sir!



TYLER

Thanks, Mitchell.
Iíll see you when I get back.


Cut to TYLER in the cockpit, as he hits a few overhead switches, closing the canopy and prep the engines. He communicates with the tower through his helmet headset.



TOWER (O.S.)

WARBIRD one, your pattern is clear.
Initiate VTOL units now.



TYLER

WARBIRD one, here. Thatís a rodge.
Lifting off now. Stand by.


Blue flame jets from underneath the Warbird, as she prepares to lift off vertically. Escort planes speed by in the distance.



TOWER (O.S.)

Warbird One, your F-16 escort planes will be coming up on your starboard wing.
Mach 1.8 and closing.



TYLER

Morniní boys, lovely day!
Once were over the ocean, Iíll open her up and see what she can do.



F-16 PILOT (O.S.)

Roger, Commander Tyler!



F-16 PILOT #2 (O.S.)

WARBIRD One, weíre over open water now. Accelerating to Mach 2.1.
See if you can keep up, sir!



TYLER
(almost to himself)

Keep up?
Heh heh heh!!
I love sweep wings!


Cut to exterior long-shot, As the WARBIRD slowly levitates up, and two

F-16ís scream past. Title card appears below the WARBIRD.

0000.00 MPH

0.0 G


Suddenly, blue afterburner kick in as the WARBIRD arcs over the base. A sonic-boom erupts, as everyone on the ground recoils as the WARBIRD takes to the air.

2,875.53 MPH

8.4 G


Cut to F-16 pilotís P.O.V. as the pilot glances down at his planes shadow on the water. We then see the WARBIRDís giant shadow quickly catching up!


F-16 PILOT

Holyó Heís topping Mach 4 at sea level!!
Heís passing us!



F-16 PILOT #2 (O.S.)

Like weíre standing still!!


Cut back to exterior shot of the WARBIRD, as it arcs over the ocean. Itís immense heat sends up plumes of steam, and a rainbow of water behind the plane.


TYLER

I donít believe this thing!
It wants to go even faster!



DOC (O.S.)

Donít do it, Tyler!
I donít know if the wings can take that kind of stress!!



TYLER

Donít worry, Doc.
Even if the wings can take it, I canít!!
Iím already at eight Gís and it hurts!!




Cut to exterior shot, as we see the weather condition is rapidly changing. The water vapors begin to rapidly form a brutal, spiraling storm. It begins to catch up.



DOC
(at base)

Good!
Ease her down!
And get back on course to the Carrier!




Quick cross-cut, as a nearby bolt of lightning knocks out his communications.



TYLER

What are you talking about??
Computer says Iím on course!
Doc? Can you hear me?
DOC? Some kinda freak storm!
Instruments going haywire!
Do you read me Bermuda Base?
DO YOU READ ME??




Immediately cut back to the TOWER, as techs watch their screen trying to determine what happening. The WARBIRD vanishes from all scopes simultaneously.



DOC

John? Are you there?
Weíve picked up a storm in the Bermuda triangle, just north of you!
John? Can you hear me??
Get back on course to the Carrier!!
John?
JOHN!



TECH #1

WARBIRD One, youíre fading out!
Do you read me Warbird One?
Do you read me?
Warbird One, this is Bermuda Air Force Base, please respond, over!



TECH #2

My God... He- heís gone...



TECH #1

Confirmed, Doctor Miller.
Negative radar contact.
He just.. disappeared.



DOC

Keep looking...



TECH #2

Warbird One, this is Bermuda Air Force base.
Do you copy, Sir?
Commander Tyler, do you read us?
This is Bermuda--



DOC

F-16 Escorts, any sign of him? Anything...at all?



F-16 PILOT (O.S.)

Thatís a negative, Bermuda base.
Weíre over last known location now.
No storm...or Warbird...



DOC

My God...John...



F-16 PILOT #2 (O.S.)

Carrier America is launching her rescue choppers, sir. They should be on site in a few minutes. But we still have nít seen flares or debris of any kind...



DOC

We have nothing on radar. Return to base, F-16ís. Thereís nothing more you can do. Weíll just have to see if the helicopters can find him.



F-16 PILOT #1 (O.S)

Roger that, Bermuda base. En route, over.




Pan in on Doc Millerís sad face as he closes his eyes. Very slowly fade to black.




SCENE #4
ETERNIAN OCEAN- EXT - DAY


START with an immediate flash of lightning, as the storm collapses in and upon itself, creating a spiraling white vortex. The Warbird disappears from the face of the Earth and reappears over the red-orange sky of Planet Eternia.

Cut to wide-angle shot, as the WARBIRD hovers motionless on her VTOL jets. Pan in.

We cut to C.U. of TYLER unconscious in his cockpit. He slowly come to. His helmet is cracked open, meaning whatever he hit, he hit hard! Holding his bloodied forehead, he looks around at his controls, trying to get his bearings. The land is unrecognizable.


TYLER
(To Himself)

Uhhh...my head. What the hell was that...?
Mustíve blacked-out. VTOL-jets kicked in automatically.
At least the stormís gone. Instruments seem to be working...but where the hell am I?
What happened to the Land masses? Everything looks...different.




Cut to exterior shot as the WARBIRD flies over dense jungles,

barren wasteland and a building: None other than Castle Greyskull.



TYLER

Even the sky looks..wrong.
Iíd better put down.
I think I saw some kind of structure down there,
and I need some answers.




SCENE #5
EXT- CASTLE GREYSKULL


TYLER emerges from the thick ferns around CASTLE GREYSKULL. Its hideous snarling skull is not the most welcome sight heís ever seen, but he still needs answers.


TYLER

Where the hell am I?
Storm mustíve pulled me into the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. Okay... Well, I guess that place is the only place nearby. But I need some answers... Now what..?




As TYLER glances from behind the fern, he seeís a bright glow appear on the path before GREYSKULL. From it, ENTER SKELETOR and MINIONS.

CUT TO E.C.U. Of TYLERíS eyes as he glares at SKELETOR.

SKELETOR fixes his gaze on CASTLE GREYSKULL.




SKELETOR

Sorceress... I will rule Castle Greyskull this day!
Oppose me, if you dare!




Cut to TYLERíS P.O.V. as he glances up to the tower. There, in the window, a white glow appears. The Glow forms into a great FALCON. Then, incredibly, the FALCON transforms into the beautiful form of the SORCERESS OF GREYSKULL. Cut to TYLER


SORCERESS

Your evil magic is no match for the ultimate good of Castle Greyskull.
Return to Snake Mountain, Skeletor, and trouble me no more!




With a simple hand gesture, they are all entrapped beneath a transparent dome.



TRAP-JAW

Weíre trapped!



EVIL-LYNN

I canít teleport us out!



SKELETOR

Enough games, Sorceress!
I WILL rule Castle Greyskull this day!




With that Skeletor blasts the shield with his Havoc staff. With a bright flash the shield disappears. The Sorceress recoils in horror. Skeletor, then blasts at her.


SKELETOR

Itís over, Sorceress!


Part of the Tower collapses, as the Sorceress falls from the window with a scream.


Cross-Cut back to TYLER, as he instinctively raises his hand, and in response, he gently levitates her to the ground. TYLER is completely baffled by what has just happened. As is the Sorceress.


TYLER

Oh no..Sheís falling! I have to do...Wha-?



SORCERESS

Uhhh....What? I- Iím slowing...But how?
I didnít have time to cast...?




Unfortunately, SKELETOR is not as impressed. As soon as the Sorceress lands, he blasts her to the ground. In tears, she calls upon her last resort: HE-MAN.



SKELETOR

Impressive, Sorceress. But enough!
Not even your power can resist my new Havoc Staff!



SORCERESS

He-Man!!
He-Man...Come to Castle Greyskull, immediately...
He-Man..?



SKELETOR

Ha ha ha haaaa!
No. Weíve taken care of He-Man already!
Look around, Sorceress: No one to save you, this time!




Immediate cross-cut to TYLER, as he watches SKELETOR gloating over the SORCERESS.



TYLER
(to himself)

I wish I had something to throw at him, that I knew would hurt him...Wha-?



Cut to C.U. of TYLERíS hand, as a bright yellow glowing sphere appears. Cut back to SKELETOR as he lowers his Havoc Staff at the SORCERESS.


SKELETOR

And now, Sorceress, with one touch of my Havoc Staff, you will be no more...




Weakly the Sorceress raises her hands awaiting the end. But before the blow is struck, SKELETOR is blasted by a yellow flash from behind. He is thrown asides, and his Staff clatters away. Cut to Tyler, as he emerges from the woods. His hands still glowing.



TYLER

Let her go!



EVIL LYNN

Eh...?
Kill him!


EVIL-LYNN blasts at TYLERíS heart. Instinctively, TYLER puts up one glowing hand, and deflects the spell back at her. EVIL-LYNN falls with a scream.

Cut to BEAST-MAN as he attacks. He lunges headlong at TYLER.
C.U. to TYLER as grabs BEAST-MANíS wrist and flips him over his shoulder. Three down.



TRAP-JAW

ĎGotta draw him away from Beast-Man...


TRAP-JAW fires two lasers at TYLER. One as a warning, the other at his head. Again, TYLERíS glowing hand deflects the attack. TRAP-JAWíS laser arm explodes. As he crumples to the ground, screaming and clutching his smouldering shoulder.

As TYLER glances down as he sees a shadow from an attacker from behind. He moves just in time, as MERMAN slashes his sword downwards. TYLER grabs his wrist, and punches into MERMANíS hideous, fish-like face. Green Blood spurts as he falls.

Suddenly, TYLERíS arms are pinned, as TRI-KLOPS gets him into a bear-hug from behind. As he begins to squeeze the life out of TYLER, he acts upon his last resort:

TYLER butts his head back into TRI-KLOPS face, smashing his magic visor and blinding him. As he falls, the battle of GREYSKULL ends.

Cut to a long lens overview, as TYLER stands over all of his downed adversaries, trying to catch his breath. Then cut to the C.U. of the appreciative look of the SORCERESS, as she smiles weakly, then slowly goes unconscious outside of Greyskull.

TYLER begins picking up and throwing the unconscious villains back into their portal.


TYLER

I donít know who any of you people are, or where you came from, but this should send you back where you belong.




TYLER is suddenly hit in the shoulder by a blast from SKELETOR. TYLER is knocked backwards, as SKELETOR wounded and enraged climbs to his feet.



SKELETOR

Who...are..you..?



TYLER

Nameís John...


With that TYLER blasts SKELETOR again, and hurls him into the portal.



TYLER

And I really donít care who you are!

Then TYLER turns his attention to the SORCERESS and kneels beside her. Gently, he picks her up, and gesture to the JAWBRIDGE as it slowly lowers.


TYLER
(to Sorceress)

You, however, Iím very interested in...
Sorceress is out cold. Sheís beautiful...whoever she is.
I just hope sheíll be alright. Letís see if we can get this door open...


Cut to rear view of TYLER as he enters CASTLE GREYSKULL,
carrying the beautiful, unconscious SORCERESS inside. (Fade)



SCENE #6
INT- CASTLE GREYSKULL- NIGHT


Cut to long-lens pan of the interior MAIN HALL of CASTLE GREYSKULL, as TYLER carries the SORCERESS inside. He comments nervously as he walks past the hideous snarling statues, and stops at the foot of the stairs leading to the throne.


TYLER

Well, I like the way you didnít go overboard on furniture!
Whatís a nice girl like you... Sheesh!


We follow TYLER as he CARRIES the SORCERESS up the spiraling stairs, to the SORCERESSíS bedroom. There is a large satin-covered bed, guarded by a golden falcon carving. Gently, he lies her on the bed, and sits besides her. He is captivated by her incredible courage, as well as her flawless beauty.


TYLER
(almost to himself)

I wonder if this..ability..of mine can help her?
I just hope I donít hurt her... Lord sheís beautiful...I...I feel...


TYLER gently touches her forehead, causing a faint blue glow of a healing spell. He finds himself more and more attracted to her. She is unconscious, but dream-like he is drawn to her by her FALCONíS eyes. As a bolt of lightning flashes outside, they are silhouetted, as he kisses her.


TYLER
(to himself)

Well, good work, John!
Youíve only been here five minutes, and youíve already made six enemies!
But I did make one friend. Now, I guess I just wait for this ĎHe-Maní character to get here.
And so much for the ĎPrince Charmingí wake-up kiss!




Cut to an over-the-shoulder view, as TYLER glances at the SORCERESSí mirror. Slowly, her reflection fades out, and he sees motion. TYLER looks curiously, at it, as the motion takes form: A barbarian riding a striped tiger! He looks at the SORCERESS


TYLER

Now what?
Something appearing in the Sorceressí mirror!
Some kind of barbarian on a Tiger! And the Sorceress is still out cold!



TYLER
(taking her hand)

Donít worry, Sorceress.
Iíll defend your Castle for you.
I just hope I can take this guy...




TYLER hurries from the bedroom to the stairs.


TYLER
(To himself)

I think I saw some weapons downstairs.
No oneís going to hurt you, Sorceress.
She was injured before, because I waited too long to act.
I wonít let that happen again! This should do nicely!




TYLER takes a magic Battle-Axe that begins to glow in his hand. (Fade)


SCENE #7
INT- CASTLE GREYSKULL HALL- NIGHT


HE-MAN approaches GREYSKULL riding his fearsome BATTLE-CAT. He is still visibly weakened as he raises his sword to open the JAW-BRIDGE.


HE-MAN

I still canít contact the Sorceress, Battle Cat.
But who else could have broken Skeletorís spell and freed us? Where are they?
By the power of Greyskull , I command the Jaw-Bridge...opened!




Cross-cut to TYLERíS P.O.V. as the gate lowers. Still fearing for the SORCERESSí safety, he uses his magic to raise the bridge from the half-opened position.


TYLER

And I command it closed!



HE-MAN

I donít know who he is, but he must be holding the Sorceress!
Now, letís pull it open, Battle Cat!


Cut to HE-MAN as he throws his grappling line to the bar across the Jawbbridge ,as he and BATTLE-CAT ever so slow force the bridge open. TYLER is unable to pull against the both of them. He freezes the bridge half-open, and half-closed.



TYLER
(c.u.)

Uhhhnnnnn!!! This guy is strong!
I canít hold it shut! Only one choice...Yarrr!
That should buy me enough time to get into position...



HE-MAN
(c.u.)

He froze the Jaw-bridge half-closed!
Hold the line, Battle Cat. Iím going up!


Cross-cut to TYLERíS P.O.V. as he looks up at HE-MAN on top of the Jawbridge, with his sword drawn. TYLER stands ready with his power-axe. Cross-cut.


TYLER
(to himself)

He wonít touch the Sorceress...



HE-MAN

Another magical trixter using his powers for his own evil purposes! Well, no more!




With that, HE-MAN leaps down at TYLER, sword drawn. To HE-MANíS surprise, TYLER does not retreat a step, but rather, charges forwards as well. Sword & axe crash together in a shower of sparks. TYLER is knocked back, but immediately counters, catching HE-MANíS sword. Both fight as hard as they possibly can.


HE-MAN

Oooofff!!!
Knocked me off-balance!
Heís tough, whoever he is!



TYLER

Whoa! This guy is strong!
I canít go toe-to-toe with him!


As their weapons lock, both struggle face-to-face, trying to gain the advantage of footing.



HE-MAN

I donít know who you are or where you came from,
but Iím sure you donít belong here!



TYLER

Well, that makes two of us, donít it?
Because I donít know who you are either!
But I wonít let you harm the Sorceress!


HE-MANíS eyes widen for a moment in shock, as TYLER presses the attack. Mightily he smashes the power-sword down, HE-MAN counters by grabbing his arm, and throwing him aside. TYLER recovers and stands ready, desperately.



TYLER

Iím warning you, stay away from her!



HE-MAN

What? I was wrong about him!


TYLER hurls a blast knocking the power sword out of his grasp .He reverts to ADAM. Before the next blow is struck, there is a bright light. Both gladiators recoil. As vision is restored, TYLER sees the SORCERESS sitting up in bed. She is still weakened and confused. But she is alive and well. That relieves TYLER, as he lowers his force-axe.


TYLER

My eyes!!! Oh--Itís you, Sorceress. Are you alright?



SORCERESS

Yes...but...He-Man..?



TYLER

He-Man...?
Him?



SORCERESS

Yes...



TYLER

You are He-Man?



HE-MAN

Yes.



TYLER
(repairs his sword & returns it to him)

In that case... I owe you an apology.
I did not know you were He-Man.



HE-MAN

I donít understand...



TYLER

You will. But this will be tough to explain...



SORCERESS

Perhaps you can show us- with a simple mind-projection spell.
There, now tell your tale, stranger...




TYLER smiles as the SORCERESS gently touches his forehead. A faint red glowing sphere appears, dub-in previous still scenes as TYLER narrates.




TYLER

Well, as far back as I can remember, I was test flying my experimental new Warbird fighter over Bermuda. My instruments fouled-up and I was drawn into the heart of the Bermuda triangle.



HE-MAN

Bermuda..?



TYLER

When I emerged, I landed at the first structure I saw, namely yours. Thatís when that skeleton-thing attacked. Iím sorry I didnít help you sooner. I didnít know what to do or how to do it. To be honest with you, I still donít!



SORCERESS

Thatís alright. Iím glad there was someone there to help.



TYLER

My pleasure.
Anyway, I managed to hold off the attack, and brought you inside.




TYLER breaks off embarrassedly, as the visions show him kiss the SORCERESS while she was unconscious. There are various reactions: HE-MAN stifles a laugh, TYLER blushes and stutters, as the SORCERESS glances up at him, and smiles patiently.


TYLER

I..uhh...*ahem*...
Anyway, I knew someone called ĎHe-Maní was on the way, but when you came, I didnít know who you were. Iím sorry about our little battle there, but I thought you were going to try and hurt the Sorceress...



HE-MAN

I understand...



SORCERESS

It would seem you flew into a Star Portal. They are the only forces that could have brought you here, and grant you such enormous powers. They are extremely rare...



TYLER

Uh...where IS here?
And who are you?



SORCERESS

I am Zoar, the Sorceress of Castle Greyskull. And this is He-Man.
We defend the Castle against the forces of evil.



HE-MAN

And who are you?



TYLER

Nameís John. John Tyler. But Iím still a little confused by all this.
Why is everyone after Greyskull?



SORCERESS

Castle Greyskull is the Source of many ancient secrets and powers.
Had Skeletor gained possession of them, all of planet Eternia would have fallen to him.



TYLER

Eternia...?



SORCERESS

Yes, this is planet Eternia.
And here, we are engaged in a constant war against evil.
Today, you saved us all, my dear friend..



TYLER

Another...planet..?



SORCERESS

The portal is closed, John Tyler. Iím sorry, but...



TYLER

Yeah, I know: One-way trip.



SORCERESS

Iím afraid so...



HE-MAN

Eternia is ruled by King Randor Eternos.
Although he is a good and benevolent King, he is unjustly despised by many.
Such as Skeletor.



TYLER

One man rules the world?



HE-MAN

More or less. King Randor rules over the lesser kings of various regions.



TYLER

And what about this...Skele-tor?



HE-MAN

He claimed the Fang Mountain Region, up North.
He has many evil followers, only a few of which you saw today.
He has vowed to take Castle Greyskull and all of Eternia.
The Sorceress has always defended Greyskull in the past, I protect the rest of Eternia.



TYLER

You mean you live here ?
Alone?



HE-MAN

Maybe you should meet King Randor, to see what you think of one another.



As HE-MAN whistles, a small TALON FIGHTER flies out of the woods, and stops outside the Castle, TYLER glances at the lovely face of the SORCERESS, in no real rush to leave.



TYLER

Alright, hold it...Look, I may be new here and all- But leaving wounded people in a targeted Castle, somehow doesnít strike me as a good idea!



HE-MAN

Ha haa! No need to worry.
The Sorceress and I have a strong psychic link.
If anything goes wrong here, I can be back in a few minutes.



TYLER

ĎYou sure, Sorceress?



SORCERESS
(very weakly)

Yes...



TYLER

Alright , He-Man.
But would you mind waiting outside for a minute



HE-MAN

Hmmm...?



TYLER

Iíd like to talk to the Sorceress...alone...



HE-MAN
(exit He-Man & Battle Cat)

Oh, of course!
If youíll excuse us, Sorceress.
Come on, Battle Cat...



TYLER

Good man. Good man.
Sorceress...Zoar-Are you sure youíll be alright here?
All alone?



SORCERESS

Yes.
Iíll be alright...



TYLER

Well, in seeing the way I feel about you, The way I hope you feel about me- After I go and see that king of his, I could come back here and help take care of you and your castle until you are well again.



SORCERESS
(smiles knowingly)

It might take a few days...



TYLER

It seems I have plenty of time...



SORCERESS

Alright then...



TYLER
(takes her hand)

Ok, Iíll be back as soon as I can.
But if you need me while Iím gone , hit the telepathy.
I can be here in an instant. Better than his few minutes.



SORCERESS
(smiles again)

Thank you for your concern, John.



TYLER
(kisses her again)

Oh yes. One more very important thing I wanted to say before I go.
But for now, just between you and me.. I think Iím in love.
I knew I shouldnít have done that...



SORCERESS

Why not...?



TYLER

Because now, I really donít want to leave you!



SORCERESS
(laughing)

Ah ha ha ha ha haa!
Go on , John. IĎll be alright.
If I need you, I will call!



TYLER

Take care of yourself, Sorceress.
And remember...




With that, TYLER silently lips the words, "I love youí as he heads off


SORCERESS
(soliloquy on the verge of tears)

And I think I have fallen in love with you, John. But I fear I have seen your kind before.
Once youíve met Teela or any of the younger, more beautiful women of planet Eternia, youíll forget all about me: ĎZoar, the old widow of Greyskullí
Oh, face it, Zoar, old girl, heís not coming back.
And if he does, it will only be to repent what he just said.
You will always be alone...




Pan in on the Sorceress, as she slowly cries herself to sleep. Very slowly fade to black.


EXT-GREYSKULL FLATS -NIGHT


TYLER emerges from GREYSKULL and heads past HE-MANíS TALON to his WARBIRD hidden in the ferns beyond. It takes off with running lights blazing.



HE-MAN

Hop aboard.



TYLER

No thanks. Iíve got my own plane!




Cut to the massive form of the WARBIRD as it levitates above GREYSKULL on its VTOL jets, its spot-light falls in the TALON. The WARBIRD is five times its size.



TYLER

Which way, He-Man?



HE-MAN

Weíre on course. Just stay on my wing.



TYLER

Roger, He-man. I hope you donít mind, but I donít want to spend a whole lot of time here...



HE-MAN

Oh...?



TYLER

I promised the Sorceress Iíd come back, and help watch over her...Er..her Castle, that is!



HE-MAN (smiles to himself)

Gotcha! You like her, donít you?



TYLER

Very much. Never met anyone like her...



HE-MAN

Weíre coming up on Palace Eternia.



TEELA (O.S.)

Talon T-36 ! Come in please!



HE-MAN

Talon T-36 here. Requesting permission to land...



TEELA (O.S.)

He-Man, there is an unidentifiable aircraft directly behind you!



HE-MAN

Heís with me, Teela. Weíre here to see King Randor.



TEELA
(cross-cut to control room)

Friend or foe?



HE-MAN

A friend.



TEELA

Very well, He-Man. Landing bay six is clear.



HE-MAN

I think we may need bays six and seven for this thing!



TEELA

Your pattern is clear, He-Man.
Stay on course. Iíll see you when you land.
Teela out.



TYLER

Whoís that?



HE-MAN

Oh, thatís Teela.
Sheís Captain of the Royal guard.
Sheís a very good friend of mine..er.. What I mean is...



TYLER

Gotcha!




Slow fade, as the WARBIRD and the TALON fighters head for PALACE ETERNIA.



SCENE #8
PALACE ETERNIA- EXT- NIGHT


Cut to C.U. of chess set, as DUNCAN & ORKO play. ENTER TYLER & HE-MAN


DUNCAN

Check, Orko!
Ready to Admit defeat...again?



ORKO

Oh, no...Not again!



HE-MAN

Duncan, Orko, Iíd like you to meet a new friend of mine...



TYLER

Hello.



HE-MAN

John, this is Duncan, our man-at-arms.

-And thatís Orko, our court magician.



DUNCAN

Hello, John.
Where are you from?



TYLER

Another planet...
A place called Earth.



DUNCAN

Earth..?



TYLER

Yes?
You mean youíve heard of it?



DUNCAN

Why, yes!
Our Queen, Marlena is from planet Earth...



ORKO

Can you help me...?



TYLER

Hmm...try moving the knight.



DUNCAN

Check!



TYLER

Now the Rook...



DUNCAN

Check.



TYLER

Bishop.



DUNCAN

Uhh....check...



TYLER

Checkmate!



ORKO

Yahoo! I win!
Thanks!



DUNCAN

Well done, John!



TYLER

Thanks.
Weíre here to see King Randor..?



DUNCAN

Heís still in the Council Chamber, He-Man.



HE-MAN

Care to join us?



DUNCAN

Why not?


Cut to a long-lens overview of the throne room. RANDOR & MARLENA are on their thrones. Enter, HE-MAN, DUNCAN, TYLER , AND ORKO.




KING RANDOR

Greetings, He-Man, and...



HE-MAN

John, your majesty. John Tyler...



MARLENA

John Tyler..?
The last time I heard a name like that, was back on Earth!



DUNCAN

Funny you should say that...



MARLENA

Whatís that?



TYLER

I am from Earth.
New York, to be exact.
Where were you from, Queen Marlena?



MARLENA

Orlando, Florida.
But I did some astronaut training in New York!
I was on an off-course space flight. How did you get here?



TYLER

Iím still not altogether sure!
According to the Sorceress, my plane flew into a star-portal.
Whatever that means! It brought me here and closed up behind me.



KING RANDOR

I see.
And what of that distress call you went to investigate, He-Man?



HE-MAN

Skeletorís trap.
He magically captured both Battle Cat and myself.
Then he went after Greyskull with a new Havoc Staff.
-And he would have done it too, if it werenít for John...



KING RANDOR

But what could he have done against Skeletorís magic?



TYLER

Somehow, while I was in the portal, I acquired some kind of magic powers myself.



ORKO

Magic? Wow! What kind of magic?



TYLER

I donít know, Orko.
According to the Sorceress, its just raw power.
Trouble is, I donít know how to control it.



TEELA

Then Skeletor has been defeated?



HE-MAN

Yes, Teela. Greyskull is safe.
John, meet Teela, our Captain of the Royal Guard.



TYLER
(kisses her hand)

Iím pleased to meet you, Teela.
He-Man has told me much about you.



TEELA

The pleasure is all mine...



KING RANDOR

If you defeated Skeletor, then I must assume you are on our side.
Forgive me for being a poor host. Duncan, Teela, have a room prepared for our guest.



TYLER

Thank you, no, that wonít be necessary.
You see, the Sorceress was wounded in the battle against Skeletor.
I promised her Iíd return to her castle and help protect her until sheís well again.
I hope you donít mind.



KING RANDOR

Not at all. But please consider yourself welcome here.
I would be honored if you would attend my birthday ball the day after tomorrow.
I will give you two passes for you and the Sorceress if you can attend.
Also, you plane will be given a special landing permit, when you are ready to leave.



TYLER

Thatís very generous of you, King Randor.
Thank you. If you donít mind, Iíd like to leave now.
I promised the Sorceress Iíd hurry back.



KING RANDOR

Of course.
The permit will be at your ship.
Farewell and give our love to the Sorceress.



TYLER
(exiting)

Goodbye, everyone, and thank you, your majesties.



TEELA

He seems very nice.
But are you sure we can trust him in Greyskull...?



MARLENA

I donít this heís interested in Greyskull.
Not the castle ,anyway!



KING RANDOR

Any friend of He-Manís is a friend of mine.

HE-MAN

If your worried about the Sorceress, Teela, donít be.
Iíve seen the two of them together...




Do a quick cross-cut, as the WARBIRD lifts off from PALACE ETERNIA, and heads through the darkened sky back to GREYSKULL. All running lights are on.


TYLER
(To himself)

Very nice people. But I just hope the Sorceress is alright...
Sheís the only part of being stuck here that I donít mind at all!




Cut back to the SORCERESSí P.O.V. as the WARBIRDíS spotlight floods the window. As we hear the WARBIRD land outside, we pan in on the SORCERESSí tearing eyes.



SORCERESS

Heís back. But what is he going to say?
If heís met with Teela, then itís over...




SLOW FADE




SCENE #9
INT_ CASTLE GREYSKULL- NIGHT


Cut back to profile shot of SORCERESS lying on her bed. Enter TYLER.



TYLER
(smiles)

Hello, Zoar. How are you feeling...?



ZOAR
(coldly)

Better.



TYLER

Is something wrong, Zoar?



ZOAR

You went to the Royal Palace...



TYLER

Yes.



ZOAR

And did you meet Captain Teela?



TYLER

Yes.



ZOAR

And..?



TYLER

And...? (Heh heh!)
Oh, I know what youíre driving at!
Teelaís very beautiful-




ZOAR turns away in tears. TYLER puts a thumb to her chin & turns her back. Gently he dries her eyes.



TYLER

But what I said before, I meant... I love you.



ZOAR

But you donít know...Iím.....



TYLER

Teelaís mother? Yes.



ZOAR

You know...?
And that doesnít bother you..?



TYLER

Not at all.
In fact, it explains why Teela is so beautiful.
Sheís related to you.



ZOAR

Oh, John...I love you!



TYLER

Zoar. I love you.


Weakly, ZOAR wraps her feathery arms around TYLERíS neck, he kisses her passionately, and slowly releases her, knowing she still needs her rest.



TYLER

Itís alright, Zoar.
Itís alright. Rest now. Iíll watch over your Castle for you.
And if I see anyone, I make sure heís an enemy before I try to kill him!



ZOAR

Thank you, John.
Iíll see you in the morning.
Goodnight, for now.



TYLER
(kisses her again)

Goodnight.


We do an overview pan, showing it is a while later. TYLER sits beside the elaborate bed, watching her sleep. He glances out the window and thinks:


TYLER

What a lady! But this is just too weird.
Here I am, stranded on an alien planet, with Ďmagic powers, in love with an alien Sorceress ,who speaks perfect English, with a Yorkshire accent!
And to make it even stranger, Iím not the first person from Earth to arrive here.
I wouldíve loved to have seen my horoscope this morning!


(Slow fade)




SCENE #10
INT- CASTLE GREYSKULL DAWN


Cut to TYLER as he watches the SORCERESS sleep. Then as he stands and heads to the window, he watches the sun slowly rise. He takes a book from her elaborate bookcase, and glances at it uninterested. Then he realizes he can read it...



TYLER
(soliloquy)

Watching the Sorceress sleep, left me feeling isolated and alone in the mysterious Castle Greyskull.
I still did not understand itís importance. To me, the Sorceress was the only thing of value here.
I remember seeing something in her face as she slept.
An expression of peacefulness and serenity, with a touch of sadness I could Ďnt name.
There was something about this lovely, and ironically lonely woman that I cared for.
The hours of silence with her, gave me time to come to terms with the fact that I wasnít going home again.
I remember taking one of her books. I donít remember which one.
I think it dealt with the history of Castle Greyskull. I remember being amazed by the fact that I could read it. It was written in English. Not some other-worldly script or magical runes, but in plain simple English. I remember wondering if the was a correlation between Earth and Eternia. There had to be...

The book went on to explain the dark age, after the fall of the Ancients. They had built a great culture , extending to every corner of the Old World. Then, some Six hundred years ago, the Dark Age of Technology began. Kingdoms were shattered and began to wage war on one another. Wizards and weapons scoured the lands...

It was during this time, the Council of Evil captured an ancient Talisman, lost at the bottom of the sea, called the ĎGemstarí. Hiding the talisman in a formidable looking fortress called Castle Greyskull, their Legions of Darkness ravaged the lands of men.

But there was one woman who led the opposition against him. Secretly stealing a book of magic, the small band of rebels practiced. Finally, after a long, vicious, and costly struggle, the Council of Evil was defeated. The woman, Adriannaí, who had led the rebellion, was immediately proclaimed the first Sorceress of Castle Greyskull.

Because of some magical manifestation, the offspring of a Sorceress would be invariably female. For the next six centuries, Greyskull had maintained a bloodline of Sorceresses, from Adrianna, to its current guardian, Zoar.



As the first hints of sunlight shine through the window, TYLER closes the book, and levitates it back to shelf, showing his has gained some level of control over his powers.

As he turns to the window to enjoy the dawn, the Sorceress embraces him from behind.

The moment she touches his shoulder, his first reaction is to kiss her!


TYLER
(sees & kisses her)

Morning already..? Beautiful sunrise I..



ZOAR

Well...good morning, John!



TYLER

ĎMorning, Zoar!



ZOAR

You appeared to be lost in thought...



TYLER

I was just thinking back to Earth.



ZOAR
(looks down)

Oh. I see...



TYLER
(smiles)

And how little I really do want to go back.
On Earth, Iíd be a standard person. No one really.
But here, on Eternia, I have powers, a purpose.
Powers I will use for good, not for evil. As you have done.




SORCERESS smiles as she sighs gently closes her eyes,
and leans her head on his shoulder.




TYLER

Iíve also been thinking, everything thatís happened, my flying into that portal, fighting that Skeleton-thing, it didnít happen by chance. It was planned...
I donít know whoís plan or why, I just feel that my being here, acquiring my powers and falling in love with you was all to much to happen by chance.
It had to be planned



ZOAR
(smiles as she kisses him)

Well, I know what I plan to do!



It does nít last long, as her injured leg gives, and TYLER catches her.

He carries her back to her bed and sits besides her holding her close.



TYLER

Iíve got you!
How is you leg?



ZOAR

Iím much better this morning...



TYLER

Come on, back to bed.
You still need your rest.



ZOAR

Thank you.



TYLER

Are you hungry?



ZOAR

I could eat. Ha ha!
Iíve never had anyone show this much concern for me...


Cut to C.U. of the Sorceress as she sips her drink through a slender glass. Sunlight now streams through the open window.



ZOAR

That was delicious.
Thank you.



TYLER

Youíre welcome.
Tell me, is Adam usually up at this time?



ZOAR

Yes, he usually gets up quite early.
Why?



TYLER

I wanted to thank you for all that youíve done for me with a little surprise gift.



ZOAR

Alright.
I need a chance to straighten this place up, anyway.
But please, hurry back.



TYLER

I will.
And if you need me...



ZOAR

Iíll call.


Exit TYLER with a smile, as the SORCERESS sits up in bed watching him leave.


SCENE #11
PALACE ETERNIA GREEN - EXT- DAY


Quick cross-cut, as we see the WARBIRD flying in from overhead.
TYLER calls in:






TYLER

Eternian defenses, this is Warbird One, requesting permission to land.
Have special landing permit number seven, over.



TEELA (O.S)

Permission granted, Warbird One.
Landing bay five is open.
Follow present course.



TYLER

Thank you Teela.
Warbird out.




As the WARBIRD touches down, TYLER is met by ADAM, and TEELA.






TYLER

Hello, everyone.



TEELA

Is something wrong in Greyskull?
Is the Sorceress alright?



TYLER

Sheís feeling a little better this morning.
Itís about her Iím here.



ADAM

What is it then?



TYLER

Well, I know she doesnít like to leave her castle unguarded, understandably.
But I wanted to thank her by taking her out to dinner tonight.
I was hoping you could come by and watch over the place while we were out?



TEELA

Does the Sorceress know about this?



TYLER

No, not yet.
I wanted it to be a surprise.



ADAM

I suppose we could.
About what time?



TYLER

Howís six?



ADAM

Fine.



TEELA

Adam!
What about sword practice?



ADAM

Weíll be there!



TYLER

Thank you, from both of us.
Iím sorry I canít stay any longer.
But I really want to get back to the Sorceress.
Weíll see you later!



TEELA

Bye, John, Iíll see you tonight.
And, Adam, Iíll see you on the drilling field in five minutes!



ADAM

But I was going fishing today...and I..oh, whatís the use?




Slow fade, as both TYLER and TEELA exit the scene, leaving ADAM alone.



Cross-cut to the WARBIRD, as TYLER tests the planesí afterburners.




TYLER

Well, Iím kind of in a rush to get back.
Letís try testing the after-burners.
Too bad Doc never got to see this!!!
Maybe itís just as well. I think heíd have a heart-attack!
Eternia to Greyskull in six minutes! If I may say so myself...wow!


As the WARBIRD touches down, TYLER exits the plane, and sees ZOAR
in the newly repaired tower. He heads inside thinking to himself:



TYLER
(to himself)

And to think the Doc tried to talk me out of this flight!
Maybe itís better the Earth donít have a weapon as powerful as this.
Theyíve got enough to worry about.
As for me, the only girl in my life the last five years has been named ĎWarbirdí.
I just hope I know what Iím doing...




(Slow fade)


SCENE #12
INT- CASTLE GREYSKULL- DAY


By now the sun is fully up, as TYLER enters. ZOAR carries an armful of scrolls to her magic table. She appears fully recovered. Sunnily smiling and humming to herself.




TYLER

Hello, Zoar.
Here let me help you.



ZOAR

Oh, thank you.



TYLER

What are all these?



ZOAR

Oh these?
Nothing really. Just some old songs.
Song-writing was one of my favorite hobbies before I became the Sorceress.



TYLER

Would you like to sing one for me?



ZOAR

That one, I believe is a duet.
Unless of course...



TYLER

Well, I donít have much of a singing voice, but fine with me...



ZOAR

It really isnít one of my better ones, John. Iíd rather not.



TYLER

Come on!
You wrote it. It has to be good!



ZOAR
(smiles shaking her head)

Do you know how to play a Mandichord?



TYLER

Nope.
But I can learn...


TYLER touches her forehead and smiles as a blue light flickers.




TYLER

Ta Da!
Yep, been playiní for years!



ZOAR

Ha ha ha haaa ! You win, John!
This is your part, mostly bass. This is my section, in blue.



TYLER

The Ďturn aroundsí are me, and youíre the rest?
Seems simple enough. Ready?


TYLER touches the rounded keys of the MANDICHORD, and begins the haunting melody. Insert musical remix of Bonnie Tylerís ĎTotal Eclipse of the Heartí.



TYLER AND ZOAR

Turn around- Every now and then I get a little bit lonely and you never come around
Turn around- Every now and then I get a bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears
Turn around- Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by
Turn around- Every now and then I get a little bit terrified but then I see the look in your eyes.
Turn Around, bright eyes- Every now and then I fall apart
Turn around, bright eyes- Every now and then I fall apart
Turn around- Every now and the I get a little bit restless and Iíll dream of something wild
Turn around- Every now and then I get a little bit helpless and Iím lying like a child in your arms
Turn around- Every now and then I get a little bit angry and I know Iíve got to get out and cry
Turn around- Every now and then I get a little bit terrified but then I see the look in your eyes
Turn around, Bright eyes Every now and then I fall apart
Turn around Bright eyes Every now and then I fall apart



(ZOAR exclusively)

And I need now, tonight-
And I need more than ever.
And if you only hold me tight-
weíll be holding on forever.
And weíll only be making right-
Ďcause weíll never be wrong.
Together we can take it to the end of the line-
When love is like a shadow on me all of the time.
I donít know what to do- Iím always in the dark.
Like living in a powder keg and giving of sparks.
I really need you tonight-
Foreverís going to start tonight-
Foreverís going to start tonight-
Once upon a time I was falling in love,
but now Iím only falling apart.
Nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart.
Once upon there was light in my life,
but now thereís only love in the dark.
Nothing I can do, a total eclipse of the heart.
A total eclipse of the heart.



TYLER

Turn around, bright eyes.
Turn around, bright eyes.
Turn around.


Start with the SORCERESS subconsciously placing one hand on his shoulder as he plays and she sings. As the emotion intensifies, she places her arms around him, her eyes welling with tears. By songs end, she is sitting on his lap, holding him close.



TYLER

Sorceress...Zoar, Iíve opened up to you.
Please, tell me about yourself.



ZOAR

Alright. But only on a single condition...



TYLER

Anything.



ZOAR

When I reach the part about Teelaís father, youíll forgive me, if I can not to talk about him...



TYLER

Alright then...



As ZOAR explains the mysteries of her past, we fade in and out
hazy flashback scenes upon her mirror. We see the pain in her eyes.


ZOAR

My mother, ĎTARAí, Sorceress before me was brought up in harsh poverty. When I was born, she wanted me to have the life she never had. I was left in the care of a wealthy family in the country of Durin in the South. Some of the happiest days of my life were spent in the little village of Norella, with plenty of friends and a loving family.

But that soon changed. My foster-father trying to open trade-routes to Eternia arranged for me to be married to an evil prince, I despised. But I could not refuse my fatherís will.

Not long after, my village was attacked by an evil wizard named ĎMorgoth the Terribleí. It was during this time of chaos, that I was Ďcalledí to Castle Greyskull. There I met my mother, and became the next Sorceress. He became the Sorcerer. He sought to use his power to rule Eternia. But I always kept my power one step ahead.

The worst fights came when Teela was to be born. He wanted to convert her to evil. I wanted my daughter good. Finally, in an evil rage, he swore if he could not have Teela and myself, he would destroy us both...I deflected his spell...

I killed him! To protect Teela, I killed him...



TYLER
(holding her close)

Shhh...Itís alright, Zoar. Itís alright...



ZOAR
(still sobbing)

Fleeing the Eternia Guard, I sought refuge in the Evergreen Forest. I had hoped to raise Teela in peace. But after an attack by Merman, I realized this was not possible. I summoned a young Man-at-Arms named Duncan to raise my daughter in safety. I asked him never to reveal the truth about her heritage...


ZOAR falls into his arms in tears.


ZOAR

After that, I was alone.
Just as I was at Teelaís birthplace.
Alone to feel the pain. Alone to hear the babyís first cries.
Alone to witness the miracle...



TYLER

I only wish I couldíve been with you..



ZOAR
(regaining control)

I watched from a distance as my daughter grew.
Always just out of reach. I fight on now, to spare her from my fate.



TYLER
(holding her)

If ever I had a chance to change the evils in your past,
I would surely do it... Iím sorry I made you think back to that.



ZOAR

Iím not. I had to tell someone.
Someone I knew really cared for me.



TYLER
(drying her eyes)

Iím sorry if I hurt you.



ZOAR
(slight smile)

You didnít. I learned to live with it. I had to.
The past can not be changed. I live for the future.
When I can leave the hatred and war of Greyskull, and I can tell Teela that she is my daughter.



TYLER

That future sounds distant.



ZOAR
(Final sniff)

It is. I know I can not leave Greyskull until I have a replacement, Teela-
Yet, at the same time , I wish to keep her safe...



TYLER

Zoar, no one can keep all that inside so long.
What do you do?



ZOAR

At first, my studies were my priority.
I had to learn the Castleís secrets.
Perhaps I found some joy in watching Teela, as she grew.
When I really feel depressed I leave the Castle for a short while.
I have a telepathic link.



TYLER

Thatís good. Do you want to go for a walk?



ZOAR

-Walk-?
I wish I could.
No, I can only leave Greyskull in the form of a falcon.
My husband saw to that with a final curse spell.



TYLER

Well then, where would you like to fly?


With that, there is a bright flash, as TYLER uses his powers alone to turn himself into an American Bald Eagle. ZOAR smiles widely, as she transforms into a Falcon, and follows.


ZOAR

I know the perfect place!



TYLER
(to himself)

Great!
No long-dead husband is going to stop me!



ZOAR
(to herself)

I love you , John.


We do a rapid series of cuts, as we follow the two great birds over the scenic landscape of planet Eternia. Cut to overhead shots of deserts, jungles, the mountains, and finally the seashore, as we see the sun slowly moving across the sky. (Play ĎLove Themeí Parsifal)

Cut to an EXT- shot of Greyskull, as TYLER turns himself back, outside the castle. ZOAR (falcon) lands on his wrist. He carries her inside, as she turns back to human form.



ZOAR

Taaa Daaa!! Ha ha!!
Thank you, John. That was a wonderful idea.



TYLER

Youíre welcome, Zoar.
Ah- Right on time! Theyíre here for your surprise.




ZOAR glances out the window as she hears a WIND RAIDER land. She sees ADAM TEELA, DUNCAN and ORKO heading for the Jawbridge of the Castle.



ZOAR

They have no gift...



TYLER

No, well actually, they are the gift.



ZOAR

I donít understand.



TYLER

They are here to watch over your castle, while we go out for a night on the town!




We now dolly the camera, as ZOAR follows TYLER down the spiraling stairs.



ZOAR

But , John, I can not leave the Castle in this form. The curse...



TYLER

Donít worry.
I wouldnít be much of a Sorcerer if I didnít have a plan.
Just have a little faith in me.



ZOAR

But you canít...



TYLER
(stops dead in his tracks)

You donít have any faith in me, do you?



ZOAR

Iím sorry, John...itís just...



TYLER

Do you?



ZOAR

Itís not that...
Itís just...



TYLER

Címon. Letís let them in.
That curse is coming off!



ZOAR
(steadies herself)

Greetings, my friends...



TYLER

Hello, everyone.
Thanks for coming.
We just have one detail to take care of before we go.
Just follow Zoar downstairs to the conjuring room.


As they descend the stairs, ORKO flies before the SORCERESS.


ORKO

Whatícha gonna do, Sorceress?



ZOAR

Heís going to remove my curse, Orko.



ORKO

B-b-but...thatís impossible!
...Isnít it?



ZOAR

I know ,Orko.
All of Greyskullís power could not break the spell.
But he wants to try...



TYLER
(to everyone)

Iím going to be dealing with some pretty wicked magic here.
So weíll need absolute silence to concentrate. You all understand?


ZOAR sits atop a large, ornate stone alter. TYLER whispers to her.


TYLER

Try to clear your mind of any fears or any doubts you may have about me.
That spell is coming off!



ZOAR

It is a powerful spell, John...



TYLER

I promise you, that spell is coming off...
And I donít break promises! Just try to relax.


TYLER takes out the first magic text he read from the previous night, and begins the incantation. A white glow appears over her body, as TYLER fights the strain.


TYLER
(whispering growing in volume)

Aggaro- Aggaro. Nem Nirvakerim, Suno Beth flamen. Et -a.



ZOAR
(to herself)

I know this spell.
It could break a curse, but it would require so much power.
The strain must be torture! Still, I could never reach this point...



TYLER
(to himself)

My God!! The pain!!! No!! I have to concentrate!!
Dizzyness..Pain...Concentrate...Complete the spell...Must...free..ZOAR!!!



TYLER
(aloud)

VEXLAR!


There is a bright flash ,as the spell is broken. TYLER is near exhaustion, as ZOAR forgets her guests, and wraps her arms around his neck, and laughs aloud.


ZOAR

You did it!!


TYLER
(very weakly)

Told you...I never...break...a promise...



ORKO

Wow!



TYLER
(Regaining his strength)

We should be back in a few hours.
But if you need us while weíre gone, you can contact us through the window of knowledge upstairs.
See you all later!


As TYLER and ZOAR exit the castle, arm in arm, she is ecstatic. Kisses him again.



ZOAR

I canít believe it!
After all these years Iím finally free!
I could never thank you enough, John!



TYLER

You just did, Zoar.
You just did.



ZOAR

Where are we going?



TYLER

Eternos.


As the WARBIRD lifts off, with running lights blazing, we track back to the window.




ORKO

Do ya think theyíre in love?



ADAM
(laughing)

Whatever gave you that idea, Orko?



TEELA

Yes, Orko!
Besides, I think the Sorceress deserves it...


Cut To the INT- WARBIRD - COCKPIT NIGHT. Instruments glow, as TYLER flies the WARBIRD. ZOAR marvels the lights of the city below.




TYLER

City defenses this is Warbird One, requesting permission to land.
We have special landing permit seven. Over.



TECH (o.s.)

Permission granted, Warbird One.
Bay nine is open.



TYLER

Thank you, Eternos.
Warbird one, out.



ZOAR

Everything is so beautiful from up here...



TYLER

So where do you want to go for dinner?



ZOAR

I donít know.
Itís been over twenty years since I was here last...



TYLER

Yeah, well, Iíve never been here at all!



ZOAR

Letís see if the Catalina is still there!
It was by West Lake.



TYLER

The Catalina it is!


Slow Fade, as the Warbird arcs into the heart of the city of lights.



SCENE #13
EXT- CITY OF ETERNIA- NIGHT


Cut to the luminescent city, as we splice together several scenes of the crowds.
Follow TYLER and ZOAR into the fine restaurant. Meet MATRI ĎD.


TYLER

Table for two.



MATRI ĎD

This way, please.




Cut to TYLER holding ZOARíS seat.

Cut to ZOAR showing TYLER what to order.

Slowly dissolve into a scene of ZOAR and TYLER slow dancing together, amidst the sea of spiraling couples. Pan in on them
slowly.



MALE PATRON
(tapping his shoulder)

Cutting in...



TYLER
(ignoring him)

Not a chance!



ZOAR
(chuckling)

Jealousy, Mr. Tyler?



TYLER

Protectiveness...



ZOAR

Ah.



TYLER and ZOAR hold one another close, as we track the camera in.



ZOAR

Thank you, John. You saved my life yesterday.
You showed me love, you even freed me from my curse.
You made my life worth living again.



TYLER

Zoar, you mean more to me than you know. I need your love.
Iím a stranger in a strange land, and you took the time to help me.
Think about it, I didnít even know what to order here!



ZOAR
(laughs slightly)



TYLER

But thatís not all... Iím not in love with the ĎSorceress of Greyskullí.
As far as Iím concerned, you can take away the great power, the knowledge, the fancy uniform...
Itís you I love, Zoar.
You alone.


TYLER dips and kisses her as the music ends.

Cut back to their table, as he proposes to her.


TYLER
(uncertain)

I ..uh... I have something for you, Zoar.
Just a little thing, to show you, just how I feel.


ZOAR gasps as TYLER hands her an engagement ring.



TYLER

Well, I hope that means you like it...



ZOAR
(stunned)

I - I love it! Thank you , John!



TYLER

Great!
Then I only have one other question:
Zoar...would you...marry me?



ZOAR

Marry you...?
Are you sure...?
I mean, are you really sure..?



TYLER

Yes, Iím sure!



ZOAR

Because I know Iím sure!
Yes, John, Yes!


All at once, cheers well up from all around them. We hear various reactions from the patrons.

As TYLER and ZOAR engage in a long impassioned kiss.




PATRONS

Three cheers!

Another round of drinks!

Beautiful couple...

Whoís gettiní married? Oh, the one in a bird suit!



Track back to a wide angle shot of the entire room, as TYLER & ZOAR continue to embrace.



TYLER

Thank you, Zoar, thank you.
With just one word you made me the happiest man alive...



ZOAR

There is no one word that could describe how happy you have just made me!



TYLER

I was so afraid that you would say no...



ZOAR

A woman that foolish, would not be the Sorceress!
Very slowly, track in and fade.


SCENE #14
EXT- MESA- NIGHT


The WARBIRD sits on a large MESA overlooking the sea. A sickle moon drenches the scene in a cool serene glow. ZOAR is troubled by the responsibility of being the SORCERESS OF GREYSKULL


ZOAR

Everything is happening so quickly.
Marriage? Are you certain, John?
Being a Greyskull Sorcerer is such a difficult task to ask of anyone...



TYLER

Iím more than certain.
I want to be with you...



ZOAR

I do love you, John.
That is why I do not want to condemn you to my fate.



TYLER

Zoar, I love you.
Thatís why I donít want to condemn you to being Sorceress alone again.
Please! Castle Greyskull means nothing to me.
Itís you I care about, Zoar...



ZOAR

But thereís still so much you donít know:
About Greyskull,
About me...
About Teelaís father-



TYLER

When youíre ready, youíll tell me.
I donít fear the future.



ZOAR

You really mean that...?



TYLER

Yes.



ZOAR
(smiles slightly)

I think I understand what you were saying this morning: About your arrival, your powers, and our love being part of some larger plan. Too much to happen by chance.



TYLER

I know what I plan to do!




ZOAR smiles as TYLER mimics her prior response, as he kisses her in silhouette.

Very slowly fade to black.




SCENE #15
INT WARBIRD COCKPIT - NIGHT


There is an ominous silence, as ZOAR & TYLER fly back to GREYSKULL. The faint red glow of the computer screens reflects on their faces as they both silently think:



TYLER
(To himself)

I think sheís having second thoughts.
I wish sheíd say something:
Good or bad , I have to know.



ZOAR
(to herself)

He would make a formidable Sorcerer:
Heís intelligent and powerful. - And he really cares...
And I can not hide my feelings for him.



TYLER
(to himself)

Sheís probably thinking of a delicate way of saying Ďnoí.
Look at her: I should have known Iíd never end up with a wonderful woman like her...
Just get it over with, Sorceress.



ZOAR
(quietly)

So..John...?



TYLER
(hesitantly)

Yes, Zoar...?



ZOAR

When did you want the wedding?



TYLER
(relieved)

Oh, I donít know, Zoar.
I suppose we donít want to rush into anything!



ZOAR

Yes, youíre quite right.
How about Sunday?



TYLER

Ha ha ha haa!
Fine with me!


Slow fade on the relieved couple, as the WARBIRD arc into the distance.

As the WARBIRD touches down on the stone flats outside GREYSKULL,

exit TYLER , as he helps ZOAR down the cockpit ladder. Pan in.



ZOAR

I canít wait to tell everyone!
Especially, Teela...



TYLER

If you donít mind, Iíd rather wait until tomorrow.



ZOAR

Why?



TYLER

Last night, King Randor gave me two invitations for his birthday ball.
Iíd rather announce it then...



ZOAR

Alright, John.
I can wait one day more.



TYLER

Thank you, Zoar.



ZOAR

Zoar..? John,- now that we are to be wed, I want you to know my true, soul-name.
ZOAR is the name that Castle Greyskull gave to me, and the great Falcon.
My real name is Teelana. Teelana Daphinia.



TYLER
(falls to one knee)

Teelana Daphinia, will you marry me?



ZOAR

Iíd be honored to, John Tyler.


Slowly dissolve as they enter the castle in each otherís embrace.


SCENE #16
CASTLE GREYSKULL -INT -NIGHT


As ZOAR and TYLER enter the castle, they are met by their friends,
who greet them, before they exeunt.



ZOAR

Hello! Weíre back!



TEELA

Did you have a good time , Sorceress?



ZOAR

Wonderful, Teela.
Simply wonderful!



ADAM

I assume, since the curse of confinement is gone, weíll be seeing you both at my fatherís birthday celebration tomorrow?



ZOAR

Weíll be there, Adam! Weíll be there!



TYLER

Thank you all so much.
Weíll see you all tomorrow night!




We do a quick cross cut to ADAM as he escorts TEELA to the WIND-RAIDER.


TEELA

I donít think Iíve ever seen the Sorceress so happy!



ADAM
(to himself)

He must tell me where he took her:
And I must take Teela there!




Cut back to the open window of GREYSKULL, as ZOAR watches her daughter leave. She sighs wistfully, as TYLER drapes his arm over her shoulder comfortingly.



TYLER

Iím sorry I made you wait.
I know how hard it must be for you, not to tell her.



ZOAR
(turns back & smiles)

No, it wasnít...
Iíve waited all of my life for someone like you, John.
I can wait another twenty-four hours...



TYLER

Iíll never let anything hurt you again.
Iíd do anything for you, Zoar. Anything...



ZOAR

And I for you.
So much has happened so quickly...

TYLER

I know.
My biggest fear, is that this is all a dream, and Iím going to wake up on a raft in the ocean someplace!



ZOAR
(laughs)

Aha ha ha ha haaaaa!!
No! Trust me , John. Eternia is real.
And so am I...



TYLER

I know, Zoar, because I could never have dreamed of a wonderful woman like you.




At the name ĎZOARí she closes her eyes, and removes her SORCERESS head crest, revealing a luxurious mane of red curls beneath. They embrace and kiss.



ZOAR

No, John Tyler.
Not ĎZoarí.
Not tonight.
For we are alone together, and I have lived alone with that name for too long.
Tonight, I am Teelana.



TYLER

I didnít think it was possible for me to love you more.
I was wrong... I love you...Teelana...



TEELANA
(eyes filling with tears)

Oh, John, how Iíve long to hear you say that!
I love you, my husband.


We pan in on the final kiss, as they hold one another before the ornate bed for a few moments longer. Then we track back, as they form into silhouette, and descend.

We hold a 3/4 view of CASTLE GREYSKULL , as we pan further back, from the tall tower, with a single glowing light. A few moments later the lights goes out. Fade.