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Today, we present to you the script for RA episode ONE as a pilot episode, composed by several writers from the RA production team (Rythmear, Oddshot and Alexiuss)
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THE SCRIPT (version 3.0):
Narrator (Voice), Captain, Sniper, Engineer, Pilot
Subway gate with dusty ball
Apartment Living-Room with Table, Risk Set and Deceased Rodent
Camera on tripod
Captain's outfit: black boots, black pants, black shirt, black gloves, face cloth, C mask, C goggles, C wool coat, C hat, red scarf.
Sniper's outfit: black boots, black pants, black shirt, black gloves, face cloth, S mask, S goggles, S jacket, sniper rifle.
Engineer's outfit: black boots, black pants, black shirt, black gloves, face cloth, E mask, E goggles, E jacket
Pilot's outfit: black boots, black pants, black shirt, black gloves, face cloth, P head gear, P tube mask, P goggles, P leather jacket
Disney princess ball
Old risk box
Burned down table
Three burned down chairs
Captain dances around a ruined landscape, singing his own version of Que Sera Sera.
In between scenes, post apocalyptic imagery is shown of how the world is destroyed.
Ext Vast Ruined City - Midday - Overcast
A city square fallen into decay and ruin, bearing evidence of being a victim of nuclear war. Devastated cars, rubble and other assorted relics are scattered about the ground. A man stands in the midst of the square, only his back visible. He wears a grey trench-coat and an officer's cap, and stands in formal pose.
In the midst of a ruined city, forgotten by time, stands a lone figure. His real name
is known to none but him, and even he may not remember it... To the men under
his command, he is known simply as 'The Captain'.
THE CAPTAIN turns, revealing the custom designed respirator and goggles on his face, and looks just above and behind the camera.
How many times must I tell you, stop narrating my life!
Slightly unhinged, the rare outsiders who catch a glimpse of the Captain and his
team often wonder what caused his declining mental state.
As the narrator speaks, THE CAPTAIN waves his hand dismissively and starts to wander off.
Was it the radiation from the fallout? Was it the solitude and lack of need for social
etiquette? Whatever the reason, something in the barren city wastes clearly drove
THE CAPTAIN looks up at the sky as he walks along and replies loudly:
I'll tell you what it was, it's your incessant nattering - cease your verbiage!
Ext-Ruined (Subway) Tunnel - Midday - Overcast
THE CAPTAIN approaches the tunnel entrance. There is a dusty old disney princess ball sitting at the top of the stairs, and THE CAPTAIN pauses to stoop down and pick it up.
One of the consequences of the Captain's frame of mind is his seemingly endless
confidence, and utter refusal to accept when something is clearly a bad idea.
Clearly you've no idea about how to detect danger.
THE CAPTAIN hurls the ball down the flight of steps into the pitch-black subway tunnel. There is a wet 'crunch', a deafening ROAR, and a moment later the ball flies back out of the tunnel covered in saliva, straight back into THE CAPTAIN'S hands.
Zere. As you can see, zee ball is entirely unharmed - it is safe to descend.
As I mentioned before however, the Captain is not entirely alone in this world.
THE CAPTAIN raises his foot as if to start walking down the stairs. He is interrupted however by a shout from behind him.
THE CAPTAIN performs an about-face and watches as the panting SNIPER runs over to him, stopping a couple of feet away to keel over and catch his breath.
Ah, Snippy? I'm rather busy here, can't it wait?
With no active power-stations for hundreds of miles, and the majority of the
population reduced to bones and ash, the Captain and his men find their own
ways to pass the time.
THE CAPTAIN looks up at the sky vaguely.
Oh give it a rest will you.
A confused expression crosses the SNIPER'S face.
Uhhh, come again?
I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to HIM.
SNIPER looks around, slightly bemused.
THE CAPTAIN gestures vigorously at the camera, pointing sharply.
RIGHT THERE! Look at him, zee smug little snot. Hovering around, watching
my every move and JUDGING me...
It is revealed who CAPTAIN was pointing to, and it is in actual fact ENGINEER (at least we can presume it is). ENGINEER looks rather confused.
No, not you!
CAPTAIN growls, looking up to the sky for a moment
Stop jumping from place to place!
CAPTAIN looks back down, as ENGINEER joins SNIPER where he stands.
Ah hah! Got you!
CAPTAIN tries to grab the camera, before it evades him once again. CAPTAIN shakes his fists.
ENGINEER and SNIPER share a confused look.
Anyway, we found something you might like, Captain.
THE CAPTAIN leans forward excitedly towards SNIPER.
What iz it? A bomb?
A plasma powered horse?
CAPTAIN signals for ENGINEER
Draw me up plans for zee plasma powered horse while I investigate zis further will you?
ENGINEER looks over to SNIPER, who gives him a shrug. SNIPER and CAPTAIN walk off, leaving ENGINEER completely confused. This quickly changes to a casual mood.
This has got to be the easiest job in the world.
ENGINEER checks his pockets. Nothing.
Ah, right. No pay. Perfect.
CAPTAIN walking next SNIPER in an abandoned hallway, nudging SNIPER.
Mr Snippy! Now you've got me all excited...
Is it killer robot bees?
Killer robot bears?
A floating fortress of doom with a zeppelin squadron?
INT-LIVING ROOM - MIDDAY
While this Living Room might have been a pleasant place to live once upon a time, it isn't now. The windows are shattered, the wall-paper is peeling, and the furniture looks like it could use several generations worth of carpenters to fix. A table sits in the centre of the room with THE CAPTAIN, the SNIPER, and the PILOT standing around it, staring at a mouldy-looking board-game box on the table.
Aaaaaah! A relic of military history! All zee greatest Captains used zis very device to
plan out how zey would best conquer ze world and dominate all nations!
THE CAPTAIN excitedly grabs the shoulders of the PILOT and the SNIPER
Zis men, is zee very genesis of war...
The Box is revealed to be an age old (and evidently rodent gnawed) 'Risk' set.
THE CAPTAIN removes the lid out of view, and the rest of the group peer intently down at the contents.
What are those?
THE CAPTAIN picks up and holds several of the 'Continent' cards.
CAPTAIN, shoving the cards into Pilot's face
Zese, my dear pilot, were used by military soothsayers to decide where zey should send or, 'deploy' zeir troops.
THE CAPTAIN picks up a cavalry horse and a foot-soldier model.
Zey represented ze advancements in morality and anti-discrimination of
zee military. Zee equestrians represented ze army's decision to allow ze
vertically challenged into ze armed forces...
Yes, until ze invention of steam-powered robots, horses had to be ridden everyzere.
Once robots startered carrying people around, horses could go back home, and eventually zey got international recognition as zee inventors of ze banana, they got ze right to vote, and eventually, zee first four-legged president was sworn in.
Awkward Pause, SNIPER shakes his head.
PILOT picks up the rat corpse and dangles it close to CAPTAIN
CAPTAIN squeals in shock, smacking the rat away and accidently knocking the RISK board over. SNIPER also seems startled, but more at the squeal. PILOT seems unphased, more concerned for the rat. CAPTAIN quickly recovers his pride and dignified position.
And how's that relevant to the rules of strategy?
Zat was a tactical nuclear strike. Zee whole board exploded.
Another awkward pause.
Yay! Captain wins!
Perhaps we can have a do over?
PILOT begins picking up the board debris.
Yes, of course
And now, let us practise first hand the marvels of modern military and war faring
CAPTAIN and SNIPER take their seats, PILOT putting the board back together, and handing the cards (held together by elastic/rubber bands) back to CAPTAIN, who spreads them around.
And what does the future hold for the Captain and his men?
THE CAPTAIN looks up at the camera and holds his palms up in an exasperated manner.
Will they continue to toil their lives away till their deaths?
THE CAPTAIN leans down behind himself and picks up the dead rodent.
THE CAPTAIN hurls the dead creature at the camera and knocks it over onto the ground with a shattering noise.
Fade to Black
Excellent timing, sir.
Screw you, Snippy
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