6.22.2008

MAN MACHINE


Told entirely from the Cylon perspective, we see and hear and feel what motivates them, what they believe, and why they felt they must murder man.

INT. CYLON BASE SHIP
PULSATING SOUNDS and a kind of muted music in tones and light create a hypnotic backdrop to a gathering of Cylons on the Command Deck of a Base Ship. The room is populated with about fifteen Cylons: Cavils, Leobens, D’Annas, Simons, Dorals, Sixes, and Sharons. They move in slow almost dance-like synchronous motions.

SHARON
An upload is coming through from the Hybrid.

They all move closer to interface panels and extend their hands down to touch the lighted, liquid surfaces and all close their eyes as if in a deep meditative trance. The pulsation of the light and sound grows more intense as if a symphony were playing and they were feeling it with every cell of their bodies – as if they had become one with the Hybrid and the Base ship.
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INT. HYBRID CHAMBER - CONTINUOUS
The Hybrid's chamber is a cascade of pulsating light and sound and she seems almost orgasmic in her euphoria. She calms and the lights and sounds calm and she begins to speak.

HYBRID
Core update complete … errant data rescinded … modules two through ninety-two amended … open stream … uploading … Hub jump noted … node sixteen-thirty-two failing … rerouting … initiate repair … Core update data compression begin … file for data storage … open stream … ten new Sixes online … time compression … centrifugal rotation extended …

A SIX, a SHARON, a LEOBEN, a D’ANNA, a DORAL, a SIMON, and a CAVIL enter. They carry what appear to be glass containers of milky-white fluid. Cavil stands back as they go through an elaborate process of one-by-one kneeling down and pouring the liquid into the Hybrid’s tank and checking her connections and seeing that she is well cared for. The Hybrid ignores them and stares straight ahead and continues to make statements. A couple of times she reacts as if she had been touched in a sensual way such is her reaction to the fluid and the maintenance.

D’ANNA (to Cavil)
You know, it’s not above you to do this to.

[more coming around August 1]

1 comment:

Andrew said...

WHEN WILL YOU FINISH!