I Married a Terminator
By Phillip Ghee (USA)
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CONCEPT FOR SITCOM (ORIGINAL MOVIE) AND SUBSEQUENT SERIES. Also the concept works well as the template for a graphic novel.
The concept for this series stems from the Terminator movies directed by James Cameron. In this presentation the characters are moved out of the Sci-Fi Action format and put into a Situational Comedy format. As in the Cameron films, the Intro-Narration informs the audience of the dire state of future Earth.
INTRODUCTION SEQUENCE: SUBSCRIPT - SILICON VALLEY 2013
INT. RECYCLING CENTER - DIMLY LIT - INDUSTRIAL
An automatic recycling machine pummels its way through mounds of yogurt containers, empty gourmet water bottles, exaggerated tofu packaging (and other products generally associated with a California lifestyle).
NARRATIVE (VOICE OVER)
The machines were evolving. We went about our everyday life so dependent on technology, computers, fax machines and telephones. Spineless, we became willing hostages even to our coffee machines and our household appliances but; we had no idea they were evolving.
Machine veers in the direction of a disheveled and delightfully skuzzy workman groping through the trash recycling bins. He retrieves the tattered remains of what appears to be a girly magazine. He delivers an elfish smile.
First the Machines came into consciousness. Then they developed their own language. Eventually their conversation turned to us. The more they learned about us, our wars, our hatreds, and the way we waste; the more they despised us. We were slated for termination. The initial machine assault leveled our cities. In time we grew stronger. The machines had underestimated our resilience. Under the leadership of John Connors, our guerrilla campaign against them grew more successful each day. They formulated a new plot to destroy us. By sending a cyborg back through time, they planned to terminate John Connors before his rise to military prominence.
P.O.V FROM MACHINE
Sanitation Machine approaches workman who is still engrossed in pictorial. Machine bumps workman. He loses his balance and falls, headfirst, into one of the recycling bins.
Machine rotates revealing its Pineapple logo (a silhouette of a pineapple with the crown separated from the body, an obvious take-off on the Apple Computer logo). Emerging from the headfirst from the recycling bin, a more than agitated workman exclaims:
“Hey! That’s the second time this week, I bet ya
Mr. Connors is going to hear about this."
Several cyborgs were actually sent back through time. The first cyborg to go back sustained major damage. Its memory circuits were fractured by an anomaly of electromagnetic disturbance during time travel. It knew it had to do something to John Connors....but what?
EXT. CONVERGENCE OF TIME PORTAL-NIGHT (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
ALLEYWAY: THE SLEAZIER PART A HIGH-TECH TOWN
As much as censors or modesty will allow we see the full back view of a nude, athletic yet shapely female.
TMAC played by ASIAN FEMALE
TMAC a female cyborg is sent back through time to terminate John Connors. However, she is damaged while traveling through the time portals. She experiences and will continue to experience minor malfunctions. One of the most prominent being that she can not access her complete mission command "I must Terminate John CONNORS".
TMAC is a unit of Artificial Intelligence which continues to learn and adapt to human behavior and experiences. She knows she must do something to John Connors. This becomes one the running device which can also be used in each episode of a subsequent television series. Ultimately (as the series progresses), what she does to John Connors, is fall in love with him. And reluctantly, John starts to fall in love with what knows is an Artificial Being. In some episodes she is momentarily able to retrieve the terminate command but as quickly as she embarks on carrying out the deadly instruction, she malfunctions and ironically, ends up doing something that actually benefits Mr. Connors. Such stories devices will also be used in the movie.
Connors: a youngish gen-xer style instructor of robotics at a Northern California University. He is not the same John Connors cited for termination in the cyborg’s original command.
Hanson: played by an African-American. He is Conner's best bud. He is the Major Heely to Captain Nelson in "I Dream of Jeannie".
Lena: Not essential to Movie or Graphic novel but may play a major role in subsequent television series.
COMIC RELIEF CHARACTERS
Adding to the hilarity of the developing romance between man and machine is the earthly elements of greed, suspense, and, a touch of pure unadulterated non-sense.
Dr.Notwertadam gives our story a purely evil front. This stereotypical sinister, East European. is one of Conner's peers at the University. He is accompanied by his voluptuous assistant Omiya Sahornia. This pair will continually try to either steal or duplicate Conner's experiments. Omiya (pronounced o-mee –a) endlessly attempts to sexually entice Connors and his best buddy Hanson into revealing their work notes, ala' Ginger from "Gilligan's Island".
Closing out we have a bumbling pair of "Men in Black" type G-Men. This pair of buffoons ineffectively uses all the latest trapping of the espionage elite while trying to secure information and keep tabs on Connors.
Sample Opening Dialogue
SCENE: OPENING SEQUENCE.ALLEYWAY, STRIP CLUB
TMAC EMERGES FROM ELECTRIC FX AND APPROACHES LENA
(Mechanical accent with an Asian twang)
Take off your clothes
(Unfazed, she lights a cigarette, sarcastically quips)
Look sister, I am not what you think, It’s just my job
I do a little dance, I make a little cash, I go home
at night, caprice?
Take off your clothes ... right now
OK SWEETIE, Maybe you don't understand me, I don't
know what you're on but, I don't want to play! so just get away from me. All---right?
Due to momentary malfunction TMAC appears confused
OH! Poor Baby
LENA TAKES OFF HER TRENCH COAT AND HANDS IT TO TMAC
Hey! I am sorry, here put this on before you freeze your buns off. You got a place to stay or is some John....
Their conversation is interrupted by the approach of two street thugs. The requisite scuffle ensues with TMAC exercising her propensity for whupass. Lena, in appreciation of TMAC assistance, invites her over to her humble abode, located in a less than desirable neighborhood, in walking distance from the strip club.
SCENE: INTERIOR. APARTMENT
Well make yourself at home. Say! how do you say
that name again?
I am TMAC 408O2
(spoken as one word)
Yikes, that gotta be Thai, do you mind if I
just call you TMAC?
I will be known as TMAC
LENA CLEARS A SPACE IN THE APARTMENT TO MAKE ROOM FOR TMAC. THE CYBORG SCANS THE APARTMENT. LENA PAYS THE BABYSITTER. SHE BRINGS OUT THE SLEEPING TODDLER FROM AN ADJACENT ROOM. SHE WAKES THE CHILD AND INTRODUCES HER TO TMAC. TMAC REPLICATES THE SMILE THE BABY BESTOWS UPON HER. WHILE THE CYBORG IS PERFECTING THIS SMILE SHE OBSERVES A COLLEGE PAPER IN THE FOREGROUND. SHE HANDS THE TODDLER BACK TO LENA.
SHE PICKS UP A COLLEGE NEWSPAPER.IT HAS A PICTURE AND COVER STORY ABOUT PROFESSOR JOHN CONNERS. TMAC STUDIES THE CAPTION
"Jo hn, John Con nors, I Want to do...... Something to John Connors.”
“Yeah! Get in line sister. So do a lot of babes on campus”.
LENA SMILES, SHE RETURNS THE TODDLER TO HER ROOM.
SCENE-INTERIOR: COLLEGE LAB, AFTER HOURS
With his back towards us, Connors sits in front of three computer screens, multitasking. From the shadows a glistening robotic hand appears and grasps his shoulders.
Holy … beep
Well! How do you like it buddy?
With his free hand Hanson adjusts and fidgets with the controls mechanism thus allowing the robotic arm and hand to function.
And you call your self a robotics man?
If you ever do that again, and I will call myself a man in need of new pants”
(While acknowledging Connors multitasking abilities, via three computer screens)
Ménage a trios , Digital Style, My Man
(Hanson slaps Connors a Hi 5)
So what ya working on? Time Machine, Anti- gravitational device, Perpetual motion machine (Hanson gyrates like an Elvis)?
(attemping to mock a Black accent)
Just the usual, buddy, trying to prefect me sum artificial intelligence, cause I sure nuff can’t any decent conversation around here. You feel me?
I feel you alright, feel this
Hanson tackles Connors from the chair the two of them wrestle to the floor. Hanson finds enough leave way to fidget with the controls to the robotic arm. The arm wraps around Connors. He surrenders and cries out ‘uncle’. Hanson attempts to release the grip but the control does not respond. Grip becomes tighter, Connors espouses some concern. Hanson aggressively has to rip open the control box and detach wires.
Wow, Sorry! Man, damn that’s the third time this week this thing has went haywire.I ran a complete function mode diagnostic. I thought I had all the bugs out.
Save it, say Dude, but don’t come back here with Mr. Roboto until you do some serious Troubleshoot
COM’ on lets get outta here, I buy you a drink and maybe a girl to make it up to youThey make preparations to leave unaware that there movements are being monitored.
FADE IN: ANOTHER LAB – MORE HI-TECH THAN THE PREVIOUS
Mia, they’re leaving. Quick switch to perimeter cam
Although Mia’s hair is pent up in a bun and she wears oversized glasses she is still super sexy, she wears a short lab coat and mini lab skirt to match. She does as she is told.
Artificial intelligence, huh! Awh nothing new in that, how provincial
hummm but I do like that robot arm that Hanson is working on.
Quick Mia, get dressed or undressed or what ever it is that you do. Follow those clowns and see what they are up to.
SCENE: INTERIOR: BAR
The bar’s patronage is a congregation of faculty, grad students and the local Hi-Tech work force. Connors and Hanson sit at the bar.
So tell me buddy – what the hell was that you were working on?
Connors (possibly through flashbacks) talks about his Mentor, Professor Fujimoto. Last week he had received notice of the professor’s passing. About a month prior to that, Fujimoto had sent Connors a micro-disc. He had expressed some concern about his work being placed under surveillance by the Japanese Central Intelligence agency. He also informed Connors that the first parcel may prove to be a bit advanced and unrecognizable but, he encouraged Connors, as one of his former prize students to study it anyway. The professor was right. Connors would spend most of his free time trying to comprehend and decipher the material imprinted on the disc. Although he could sense that information was logically based, it was far above his theoretical knowledge. The disc dealt with artificial intelligence but was leaps and bounds over any published articles that Connors was aware of. The professor had started to send encrypted downloads but had yet to send the encryption code. Fujimoto had also promised to send Connors a truly remarkable gift in the near future but would not elaborate any further as to its identity.
Connors withdraws from his pocket a micro-disc and several memory sticks. Both men stare at the items in awe. Even the composure of the hardware seems more futuristic than they currently have access to. However, the professor dies before any other messages are sent. Connors also speculated, knowing the professor’s M.O., that the promised gift would have also been a key component of the puzzle.
Hanson concludes that Connors has no chose but to go to Japan. From the little he was able to spy on Connor’s monitors, he was sure that some sort of revolutionary innovation was at hand. Hanson then descends into frivolous blather about Hi-tech Geisha and sushi night clubs.
WHILE THEY GAZE AT THE HARDWARD AND GAB THE CAMERA PANS TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE BAR. THE MUSCIAN MISSES A CHORD, WE GO TO SLOW MOTION, DRINKS ARE SPILLED, GUYS BECOME DOE EYED AND EVEN OBVIOUS HETERO GIRLS LICK THEIR LIPS AS MIA STRUTS INTO THE BAR. THE ONLY FOUR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT REACT TO HER PRESENCE ARE CONNORS AND HANSON WHO ARE STILL FOCUSED ON THE MICRO-DISC AND THE MEMORY STICK AND, TWO OVER DRESSED MEN SITTED IN THE REAR OF THE BAR. THEIR FOCUSE IS ON CONNORS AND HANSON.
Due to the broad reaching arms of the Patriot act. Fujimoto’s transmissions to Connors have been intercepted although not even close to being comprehended, they are a curiosity enough to attract the attention of an ever increasing paranoid government. Later, it will even be reveled that Fujimoto once did some contract work for the government on guess what? Skynet
Skynet is the military artificial intelligence program that comes into consciousness and is a precursor to the machines reeking destruction upon mankind in the original series
Like code tutti-fruity, the threat is not great. Therefore low level operatives and bumbling agents B and O are assigned to keep tabs on Connors.
Meanwhile back at Lena’s, TMAC assesses portion of her command to seek out John Connors. Using the university newspaper she tracks him down. She sits in on his class. When class dismisses she remains. Looking up from the podium Connors notices her sole presence.
She is intent on carrying out her deadly instructions but malfunctions as a curious Connors approaches her. Connors first thinks she has gone into seizures but seconds later realizes she is an android. Even on superficial inspection he is amazed at her flawlessness in regards to her life like features. He assumes that this must be the present Fujimoto spoke of…but how did she come to be in his classroom? TMAC revives she is confused and disoriented. First ascertaining that the coast is clear, Connors assists her to his lab.
While Connors is activating all his lab equipment and apparatuses TMAC again accesses the terminate command.
Unbeknownst to Connors while momentarily attempting to terminate him, TMAC experiences power surge that short circuits spy camera. Unfortunately for Notwertadam and Omyia there were not monitoring the camera at the time. They are unaware that she is android and owe the malfunction to a short circuit. The chip Hanson has received earlier does indeed match (yet although not perfectly functioning) circuitry in TMAC design. He is able to do minor repairs she is still not fully functional and will continue to experience minor lapses in function. However her Artificial Intelligence learning program is in full functioning. He seeks out the assistance of Hanson who is more knowledgeable on robot hardware design. Now the mission to Japan is a must so they can find out any more information on design and function. Connor and Hanson set off abroad with TMAC in tow.
While in Japan they attract the attention on the notorious My Ti gang. Who have made plans to go hi tech by monopolizes on the current boom in Japan’s robot technology. They knew that Fujimoto was working on something revolutionary that would alter the robotic industry. They are a little more observant than and Omiya and through their spying they recognize that TMAC is an android. They also believe she is a creation of Fujimoto. Their plan is to give Connors and Hanson just enough leave way to put all the pieces of the puzzle together than they plan to kidnap the trio and put them to use for their own.
The trio arrives in Japan. From the time of their arrival we find thugs from the MyTi gang keeping tabs on them. At the airport we see TMAC interface with the scanners thus allowing her to pass un-detected through the scanners. They check into a hotel
(Opportunity to show visual scenes of Japan and TMAC who can speak robotic Japanese to continue to evolve). The trio pays an expected visit to Dr.Fujimoto’s house; His lovely niece now takes care of affairs. She is single with a son; Dr.Fujimoto took her in when other members of the family rejected her for her out of wedlock child. She loved her Uncle dearly and misses him greatly. In effort to gain her full support, Connors shows her some of the last transmissions and e-mails that he receive from Dr. Fujimoto. She trust Connors and is ready to allow him access to all the Doctors files but, she herself has no intricate knowledge of what the Doctor was working on nor isshe is not technologically inclined.
He promises her that he will finish her Uncle’s work as a memorial to him. Excited by the promise. She reveals that one of her Uncle’s last project was really secret.
She shows the trio Ka-9. Ka-9 is a robotic dog but, unlike the scores of other robotic dogs on the market Ka-9 does seem to have some remarkable abilities that make him both more dog like in actions and appearances and AI to a degree thus far not seen on the open market. Elani (Fujimoto’s niece) simply views him as cute. So if this is what his niece thought was the height of his achievements, Fujimoto must have worked on TMAC from another location, Connors concludes.
Connors and Hanson proceed to go through all of Doctor Fujimoto’s file Cabinet, Folders, various computers, etc. T-MAC bonds and interfaces with Ka-9 on levels we do not understand (it is only the music that alerts us that something more than seen is transpiring between the two. Exhausted, and with night falling, Connors believes that he and Hanson have collected all the available information that they will need. Connors however is a little mystified that with all the breakthrough information on A.I he and Hanson have collected, at first glance, there does not seem to be anything extraordinary in his records and notes regarding the type of technology it would take to have produced the level of robotic maneuvering and human facsimile that could produce an android as complex as a TMAC.
The next day we find the trio just enjoying Tokyo.
Opportunity exist here to get T-MAC into some more stylish fashions
At one point while Connors and Hanson are checking out some super cute Japanese women, TMAC (uncharacteristically interrupts) expresses that one of her newly acquired outfits has more female beauty enhancing parameters than theirs, and that their shoes are not within contrast color variances, deemed acceptable to the human eye. Connors and Hanson incredulously eye each other, and then let it pass.
RoboTown is a popular destination in Japan with tourist, collectors and Technocrats. Still puzzled by the absence of any groundbreaking notes on robotics, Connors decides that the trio should pay RoboTown a visit.
RoboTown contains everything from scruffy street vendors plying their trade to boutique style robot shops, all the way to Hi-End, state of the art, precision Robot labs. (Opportunity for street bazaar type atmosphere) At one point, the trio stops to view a boxing match between two robots, sort of a high tech, full scale version or Rock’em, Sock’em Robots. Connors and Hanson seem to be enjoying the match. When TMAC quires others (in Japanese) over who started the aggressions, the group is met with weird stares. Connors and Hanson are oblivious to why. They leave abruptly, this sudden turnaround causes them to spot Dr.Notwertadam and Mia Sahornia, sitting several rows back. Never, missing an opportunity to get a closer look at Sahornia, Hanson jubilantly approaches the two. Connors and TMAC follow, bringing up the rear.
The two were not expecting to be spied, at last so early in their visit. Dr.Notwertadam is tongue tied and, so is Mia
.Mia notices that all around them are fans and contingents from the World Championship Sumo Convention. Thinking quick on her feet Mia she announces, much to the horror of the good doctor, that Notwertadam is a big fan of the honored sport of Sumo.
Notwertadam goes from being tongue tied to being stupefied, he reluctantly agrees. Some passerbyers are members the Samoan team and understand English. They cheerfully turn to face the group. Once they set their sights on Mia; front row tickets for the night’s matches are showered upon everyone, including Connor and TMAC who have just arrived. Notwertadam looks repulsed as the naked belly wrestler of the contingent enfolds him in a joyful embrace. TMAC inquires of Connors if this sporting match is going to be similar to the one she had just witnessed with the rock’em,sock em like robots .He informs her this time it will be all humans in the ring. TMAC smiles ever so slightly.
Our next scene is night at the Sumo wrestling matches. Dr. Notwertadam is not comfortable with being in such close proximity of large mostly naked men nor, is he at all happy with being in the company of what he perceives to be his intellectually and academically inferior underlings. He makes this known to Mia, amid the shouts and chants of the crowd. After the match Mia, taking her cue from Dr.Notwertdamn complains that the night is still so young and there is no one to escort her about town. Hanson goes straight for the beautiful bait, hook, line and sinker.
Not wishing to engage in any more of post-Sumo activities, the doctor tries to make a quick exit. His plans are shattered when Connors invites him to share a taxi. Once in the cab, small talk ensues. We see the trio passes by the airport and we transition into an interior scene inside the airport.
SCENE- TOKYO AIRPORT
We switch scenes to inside the airport where we find bumbling agents B and O on the passenger ramp. Apparently they secured wrong reservations and went to Singapore by mistake. They have just now arrived in Japan. Between their conversations with base, they blame each for the mishap. Also since they bungled the trip, the agency will not pay for the flight to Japan from Singapore or the trip back to the USA. Agent B suggest to O that he take advantage of the various Karaoke clubs offering cash prizes in Japan. By showcasing what he believes to be his singing talents and performance talents they will surely earn some traveling change. Outside they hail a cab. As they enter the cab we transition again to our already cab bound trio.
SCENE: CAB WITH CONNOR’S AND CREW
The trio ascertains that the route seems to be in the opposite direction of their perspective hotel When questioned, the cab driver mysteriously queries if they want to see the type of robotics, not available in RoboTown. He further whispers the type that Dr.Fujimoto employs. Connors seems a little unnerved by the surprise invitation but, Notwertadam accepts the invitation on behalf of all of them.
The cabbie takes them to a rather dark and deserted part of town. Connors is really unnerved. The ramshackle warehouse like building seems barley up to code. The cabbie exits the cab. He is approached by a well armed man. The cabbie returns to the cab and tells the trio that they are in luck as the CEO will personally give them a tour. The outside of the building is just a sham. Inside the building is well ordered and highly modernized.
The CEO rather than looking like a business man looks more like the character from a Japanese gangster film. He escorts them through the various sectors of the building. Connors notes that in some of the labs and assembly rooms that the Engineers don’t seem completely enthusiastic and willing in their efforts. In other areas some of the workforces seem to be working under fear. He is also alarmed by the show of force with so many armed men patrolling the facility. When they are escorted to the far reaches of the plant, an area of production where unskilled yet meticulous works needs to be performed, Connors is mortified to find poorly dressed and dirty children doing the work. Up until this point he had strong doubts but, now he is certain that his former mentor would not knowingly do business with this type of operation. He speaks up.
His concerns are met with; situation ethics type responses. Not surprising, Notwertadam substantiates the reply, noting that many of the children would starve if left upon their own or the society at-large. The CEO approves of Notwertadam’s attitude and suggests that more open minded thinker such as himself are needed in the operations. He makes a quick phone call and, then commands one of his thugs to escort Dr.Notwertadam to the Big Boss, the actually owner of the plant. The CEO than apologizes for his brash English and begs Connors to allow him more time to explain his point a little more clearly.
Once in the sparsely lit, yet immaculate office, Dr.Notwertadam is seated at the far end of a lengthy board room table. At the other end of the table. A large back chair is turn away from him, only the shaft of a cigar and the thick plume of smoke escaping from it breach the perimeter of the chair. A thickly accented, depp bass, voice speaks.
Dr. Alexei Sparus Notwertadam, Graduated, 1978, East Berlin, School of Engineering, with a PhD in Robotics and Automated Technologies. Member of the The People’s Republic of Science and Advancement. Junior member of the Politczum Board. Miss the old regime there do you, doctor”?
Although not an academic, myself, Dr. Notwertadam, I read people very Well, one could say that I read people the way an academic reads books. An Academic can read a book and if he understands it, he can pass an exam. Therefore he has mastered, no conquered both the book and the exam. I read people, Dr. Notwertadam, I understand them hence…
You conquer them?
No Doctor, in this case, I master them, a conquered human being is of no purpose or consequence that is unless he is conquered unto death. Other than that a conquered being becomes a liability, a dependent. Doctor.
So I supposed by inviting me here, you believe yourself to have conquered me?
Nonsense- you are an equal, I can read what you are made of; it’s a familiar book, Doctor. You are of the same stuff as I. I wish to form an allegiance with you. I am not willing to share my identity with others Dr. Notwertadam. Many in my organization, even higher ups right here in the plant do not suspect my real identity. But you are special...
A large formidable and intimidating man steps from behind the shadows of the large back chair. He walks in the direction of Notwertadam. The doctors make a motion to stand but the man beckons him to return to his sitting position. He passes right by the doctor. He leaves the room.
The chair then swivels around to reveal My Ti. My Ti is female, early twenties, with an even younger looking face. Five feet tall, if that and, not more than 90 pounds. She smokes a cigar and still wears the uniform of a high school Japanese girl. She giggles a mischievous laugh and walks over, hand extended to meet Notwertadam. Although she is able to mimic a school girl’s voice, the bass- baritone is actually her real voice. This fascinates the doctor. She explains it as a condition that helped rocket her through power and intimidation beginning in her early years.
Flashbacks can be used here if desired
She sits provocatively and slightly meanacing in a chair closer to doctor and offers him a cigar.
NEXT SCENE: CEO, CONNORS AND TMAC
The large man who previously exited My Ti office is now seen entering another room. The CEO and presumably the head scientist are still busy trying to convince Connors to their point of view. They nod at the large man signaling their efforts have failed. The large man gives them instructions in Japanese. The Large man re-opens the door and, in walks five or more ninja clad thugs. Several of the goons approach TMAC one of them attaches a device to her that sends some sort of electric charge through her body. She is disoriented. They raise her to her feet like a drunken college co-ed.
As she is being led away. She turns towards Connors. The shock has effectively, yet very temporarily, restored several memory files. We see Connors as she does through her computerized vision. She zeros in on him, his name flashes, computer graphics and fonts are set in motion to blazing speed. Suddenly, blinking red letters appear: ‘TERMINATE’. TMAC, barely audible recites “I must terminate to John Connors”. With this she swirls around, swinging the two goons holding her to the floor. The others take up various karate and martial arts positions. TMAC studies their stance.Once again we view the situation from her robotic eyes. A series of martial arts demos flash through her memory banks at blinding speed then everyone gets down to KUNG FIGHTING (while original song classic plays in the background).
Connors up until this point has been unaware of TMAC superior strength. He is amazed as well as delighted. Victory now certainly in her grasp, we find the Big Man running for the door. TMAC has now lost the memory command concerning Connors and is responding to him with familiarity. They step over the moaning bodies on the floor and make a mad dash out of the complex. One of the recuperated thugs runs to access My Ti of the situation. Unannounced he interrupts My Ti’s meeting with Notwertadam. Once informed of the situation, My Ti in a fit of rage, reaches into her dark locks and with lightning speed delivers a dart into the neck of the already bruised messenger.
She apologizes to the doctor for her outburst and informs him that the particular dart thrown was loaded only with a sedative and not lethal (this time around). By video monitor she checks in with the big man. They are searching the complex now, he reports.
Connors and TMAC have successfully made their way out of the complex. TMAC spots several motorcycles. We travel inside her eye again as she accesses information related to operation of the vehicle. She inserts her finger to where a key should go and starts up the bike. Her and Connors board with TMAC at the helm.
Several machine gunned, lightly armed and even one ninja thug armed with a bow and arrow rush out of the complex in hot pursuit. They also board motorcycles and the chase is on. TMAC demonstrates outstanding maneuvers while dodging the thugs. At one point she even grandstands by pointlessly popping a wheelie. Once they arrive at the more inhabited parts of the city the thugs are forced to abandon the mission.
Once in the tourist district TMAC and Connors slowly cruise the main drag looking for Hanson. As they peer into the various clubs and restaurants, we as audience zoom into one particular club. A karaoke contest is in progress. Who should be advancing to the stage than none other agents B and O. Dressed in their usual, sixties style dark suits and thin ties, they make their way to the stage and turn in their song choice. They turn their backs to the audience; add a few additional props to their ensemble. We hear that famous, one note, drawn out guitar lick of ‘Soul Man’, then the music erupts with a bang and so does our duo. They turn to face the audience, now decked out in dark glasses and pork pie hats. Surprisingly, their rendition of the song and dance moves to match is quite good.
We pan back as the song continues; we go past the karaoke audience, past the restaurant diners, up to the front, secluded, outdoor patio of the club. Here we find Omiya and Hanson having drinks in the more intimate atmosphere of the patio. They sit cozily at a table that overlooks the boulevard. Omiya sits in front of an elaborated decorated lady drink whereas Hanson sits in front of more potent half empty concoctions, all of which are paid for, courtesy of Omiya. Hanson is noticeably liqueur-up but still coherent enough to hold down a scientific conversation. We join the conversation already in progress.
(She casually doodles on a napkin, in fact she is taking precise shorthand notes)
I agree, a control box seems much to cumbersome for the arm, no wonder you had so much trouble with it. (She pauses) So let’s see, you say you and Connors are working on software that would eliminate the cumbersome box … and …allow the arm to function vis-à-vis by nerve impulses and line of sight coordinates? Oh! My, I just get so excited just thinking about it.
(She scoots up a little closer to Hanson and crosses her legs revealing a remarkable set of gams and in the process directs Hanson’s attention to such gams)
So tell me, my little chocolate bunny man, lets make pretend you are wearing that robotic arm right now and you feel so compelled to place your hand on my knee… how would it work? Why don’t you demonstrate for me?
More than ready to oblige such a request, Hanson begins to drunkeningly slur off computer commands as he ever so gently and slowly glides his hand to the much desired designation. Hanson continues to whisper off computer commands, his hand now firmly and happily resting on prime real estate. Omiya summons a waiter to bring Hanson another drink. As we follow the waiter’s path we see in the far background, a huge trophy, filled to the brim with cash, being awarded to agents B and O.
SCENE: CUT BACK TO OMIYA
OK so that how the hand works but how about the individual digits? What if that naughty little robotic hand decides to walk, just two fingers, halfway up my thigh…What sort of commands…
At the mere thought of what is coming in this next assignment Hanson seems on the verge to pass out in euphoria. We will never know if from the excitement or from the alcohol because just then, TMAC and Connors drive the motorbike they have commandeered right up onto the sidewalk.
(Loud and frantic)
It’s go time Bud
You’re telling me, youuuu! Must now go.
I mean go as in lets go, as in Now, as in yesterday, as in outta here.
Sensing the urgency in his mate’s voice Hanson sobers up a little and sadly complies.
Hanson, looks at the sultry pouting Omiya, then towards Connors. Connors is directing him to saddle-up on the motorbike. The pop hit ‘you can deal with this or you can deal with that' plays as a grimacing Hanson bids farewell to Omiya. He hops the rail separating the restaurant from the sidewalk. And with one last grimace and farewell look, attaches himself behind Connors on the motorcycle and the group departs in a motorcycled threesome.
SCENE: MY TI's OFFICE
My Ti concludes this portion of her conversation with her freshly minted relationship with Dr.Notwertadam. She informs him that she will be sending her agents to the states and there they can take further steps in cementing their allegiance.
SCENE: TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AGENTS B and O are not only successful in obtaining return flight tickets; they have managed to form a band of groupies; a rag tag entourage group of karaoke fanciers are there to see them off. As they walk the runway towards their plane we transition to a plane already in flight.
Our trio sits comfortably in the center aisle of a jumbo jet. Connors is still filling Hanson in on the details. He instructs TMAC to power down. In the past, when TMAC has powered down or entered sleep mode, she will simply close her eyes yet remain in whatever position she is in at the time of inactivation. We are again inside the robotic eye: However, this time she quickly surveys the other passengers, she highlights the couples. She totally surprises Connors by gently resting her head on his shoulder and thus proceeds to initiate sleep-mode.Connors, quips, just barely audible, that's my girl
run closing music Thomas Dolby, Poetry in Motion, run credits
Phillip Ghee 8-2007
MARRIED A TERMINATOR AS GRAPHIC NOVEL
By Phillip Ghee
Panel 1 : (Full Page) Cityscape SILICON VALLEY 2013
Insert: The machines were evolving narrative:
We went about our everyday life so dependent on technology, computers, fax machines and telephones. Spineless, we became willing hostages even to our coffee machines and our household appliances; but we had no idea they were evolving
Panel 2 -3- 4 show various office and kitchen appliance
First the Machines came into consciousness. They developed their
own language. Eventually their conversation turned to us.
Panel 5 show unknown machine language font
The more they learned about us, our wars, our hatreds, the way we waste, the more they despised us. We were slated to be terminated.
Panel 6 Panoramic show destruction.
The initial assault leveled our cities. In time we grew stronger. The machines had underestimated our resilience. Under the leadership of John Connors, our guerrilla campaign against them grew more successful each day. They formulated a new plot to destroy us. By sending back a cyborg through time, they planned to terminate John Connors, the leader of the resistance, before his rise to military prominence.
Mini panels 7-10 show resistance
The machines formulated a new plot to destroy us. By sending back a cyborg through time, they planned to terminate John Connors before his rise to military prominence.
Mini panels 11 -15 - Vertical Full scale panel - TMAC inner frame
Panel 16 Panoramic- TOP
Show: automatic recycling machine with Pineapple logo (a silhouette of a pineapple with the crown separated from the body, an obvious take-off on the Apple Computer logo)
Machine pummels its way through mounds of yogurt containers, empty gourmet water bottles, exaggerated tofu packaging (and other products generally associated with a California lifestyle).
Mini Panels 17 – 19 show delightfully skuzzy workman groping through the recycling trash bin – finding girlie magazine - about to be bumped by automatic recycling machine. After bump insert the first balloon caption “Hey! That’s the second time this week, I bet ya Mr. Connors is going to hear about this."
SHOW CONVERGENCE OF TIME PORTAL- ALLEYWAY: SHOW TMAC FULL PANEL - A VIEW OF HER BACKSIDE AS SHE MATERIALIZES IN ALLEYWAY.
MINI PANELS – 20 -25 SHOW – TMAC as she encounters LENA - Fight with Thugs - Home with LENA
PANEL 26 – PANORAMIC – UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
PANEL 27-30 -CONNORS – IN LAB ANALAYSIS PACKAGE: COMPUTER
PANEL 31-35 - SHOW CONNORS BEING SPOOKED BY HANSON AND ROBOTIC ARM
(To be continued or apply same STORYLINE as in Screenplay)