Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gunner Star Lives

A sneak peek at Gunner Star Lives, the follow up to Gunner Star and Rise of the Bull Mongoni and the final book in the Gunner Star Trilogy. Gunner Star's next adventure is set in the near future after the election of a radical right lunatic fringe President. It is a place of dark oppression, a world where those who are considered "Godless" and "Anti-American" are targeted.




Fade in

EXT. suburban neighborhood - day

A car pulls into a driveway. The car has a custom NASA plate and a bumper sticker that reads SCIENCE WILL SAVE THE PLANET.

A MAN IN A WHITE SHIRT AND TIE MAN steps out of the car.
Thick glasses, flat top buzz cut, like he just finished giving a lecture on rocket propulsion.

He pulls his briefcase out of the car, turns around to take a step...

His path is blocked by a mob of angry neighbors.

There are dozens of them, men and woman of various ages.
Some are holding shovels.
A few are clenching baseball bats.

One is gripping a glock handgun.
They are armed.
They are angry.

They begin to circle in on the Nasa Man.

A seething, hideous TROLL of a woman steps forward.
The TROLL LADY is the leader of the hate-filled mob.

TROLL LADY
Here in Arcadia we worship God and shun all those who would dare work in the name of the false Pagan beliefs.

The Nasa Man seems familiar with this routine of harassment.

NASA MAN
And I will tell you again. I am a scientist. It has nothing to do with religion or gods and stay out of my business and away from my family. You have no right to tell me what to believe, in America we have the right to religious freedom and...


A lumbering REDNECK GOON lunges forward and slams Nasa Man up onto the hood of his car.

REDNECK GOON
You want freedom? I'll give you the freedom to die and burn in hell you devil worshipping secular fascist commie.

The WIFE of Nasa Man opens the front door and is CRYING hysterically. She screams.

WIFE OF NASA MAN
Leave him alone! What's wrong with you people?

Nasa Man is still in the clutches of the filthy paws of the Redneck Goon.

His wife tries to run to him, crying for them to let him go.

She is immediately met by a SNEERING FAT WOMAN and a TALL MAN in a hunting jacket and hat.

Sneering Fat Woman and Tall move in on Nasa Man's Wife.

They Grab her.

They SLAM her to the ground.

They begin to BEAT HER...and beat her...

The sounds of fists and clubs against flesh and bone ECHO across the front yard.

Two SMALL CHILDREN are watching the sickening mayhem from a window inside the house.

TROLL LADY
You were warned for the last time non-believers. It is has been decided that we must now enforce the word of God.


A SCOWLING CHUBBY FACED WOMAN takes a roundhouse swing of a baseball bat. It SMASHES across the skull of Nasa Man sending a THUD into the air.

An screaming MAN IN A GLENN BECK T-SHIRT pulls out a knife and plunges it into the chest of Nasa Man.

Blood slowly SPRAYS up into the air inciting the Mob to the next level of murderous blood lust.

Troll Lady looks on with gleeful delight.


TROLL LADY
God's will must be done. Our children must be protected from the evil ideas of non-believers. Secular fascism science is the work of the devil. The only laws are the laws of the bible and they shall be enforced.

The sadistic beating goes on and on...
Until Nasa Man and his wife are left lying on the street as lifeless bloody corpses.

TROLL LADY
Get in there and get those children. Deliver them to the CRC for orientation. They can still be saved if they can be properly re-educated in the word of God.


Dissolve to:

EXT. HILLSIDE - RIVER BANK - DAY

We move in on railroad tracks.
Tracking shot up along the railroad.
Abandoned Steel Mill looming next to a river.

INT. ABANDONED STEEL MILL- DAY

A massive cathedral of iron and rust.

Streaming light from a dusty sky windows cut down into the dark chamber illuminating a work area far below.

Move in - down into the fortress of rust and steel
A set of monitors glows amid the ghostly industrial cavern.
Computers...a work table...
An ominous looking METAL TORTURE CHAIR with chains and shackles -
A mix of high tech and low tech.

There is a an IMPOSING FIGURE moving about the work area.


It is a man named GUNNER STAR

At first, we see him only from behind -
A living statue of hard sculpted flesh emerging from the shadows.
Clad in black fatigue pants and a white Action Figure shirt that appears painted on his armor of sinewy flesh.
He is intensely focused working a touch screen in one hand and a computer mouse on the other.
He looks up at one of the monitors.

On the monitor -

PRESIDENT MICHELE LECHER steps out from behind a massive Tea Party emblem.
She stares slightly off to the right of the camera as she addresses the television and internet audience.
There is no media in room. Only fellow Tea Party enablers and several heavily armed sinister goons.
A fearsome HENCHMAN stands by her side. He looks like a clone of Steve "Stone COLD" Austin of WWF fame.

Gunner takes notice of this Henchman and shakes his head. This is a man he knows.

PRESIDENT LECHER
My fellow Americans. My fellow children of God.


Her blank robotic stare is made all the more creepy by the fact she does not seem to know where the camera is. The attractive, yet sinister leader continues to stare off to the right side of the screen as she speaks.


PRESIDENT LECHER
When the American people spoke and elected me as the voice of our great nation, they also elected the voice of God. Because as our founding fathers said, this was intended to be a nation of God. A land for true Christian believers. A place where we could be free to preach and live the word of God as told to us by him in the bible.


Gunner Star watches a SECOND MONITOR playing a newscast.

On monitor 2 -

REPORTER
A bible study group of Christian citizens bravely took matters into their own hands and challenged a gang of fascist secular extremists who posed a grave danger and continually harmed the children of the peaceful community by promoting radical ideas about evolution and climate change.


On monitor 2-

A digitally altered photo of NASA Man that makes him look like a deranged serial killer.
Gunner Star watches with intensity. He clenches his fist. An vascular river of flesh swells across his forearm.

On monitor 1 -

PRESIDENT LECHER
And when we are threatened right here on our own soil by the evil cancer of those who do not believe and try to spread the false lies of Pagan gods and elite thinking, it puts all Americans in danger. So we need to take action as Americans.


Gunner Star marches over to another work bench.


He straps on a black combat vest form fitted to his swollen sculpted torso like a second skin.

On Monitor 2 -

REPORTER
And we just want to grab a quick word with the hero of the day here in Arcadia. A true believer with the courage to stand up for the word of God.

TROLL LADY
Poisonous ideas that contradict the bible will not be tolerated in a fine Christian community. We have to fight to protect our children so we can raise them with the word of God. And here in Arcadia we support President Lecher and her effort to root out all the secular fascists who are anti-America and go against our founding fathers.


Gunner grabs a Cutlass broadsword from the work bench. His thick back muscles flair out and ripple as he hoists the sword and CUTS it through the air with frightening intensity.

On monitor 1 -
PRESIDENT LECHER
And so we must use the special Christian Peace Force that I created, to go into our neighborhoods and separated the pro-Americans, from the anti-Americans. This is the only way we can protect our children.


Gunner Star snatches a wooden Fight Stick from the work bench.

SWOOSH -
An instant later the tip of the stick strikes the power button to off, silencing the hate-filled call to arms of President Lecher and the Troll Lady.


Gunner swings the Cutlass broadsword over one shoulder, the fight stick over the other, then marches out into the darkness.

Copyright 2004, 2010, 2011 James J. Caterino and Gunner Star Productions All Rights Reserved


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