Re: 5 minute scripts
on Saturday, December, 24, 2005 12:48 AM
A 5 Minute Script
Written by Meatsack
December 23, 2005
A black screen shows cyan blue words fading in, holding for 30 seconds and fading out. The words are:
In the year 2481, the World Congress approved the use of Digital Imprisonment for convicts sentenced to terms longer than their life expectancy. This was a cheaper alternative than physical prisons and met the incarceration standards previously set by the articles of law that abolished the death penalty in 2314. It is now 2742 and Mark Black is convicted for Conspiracy to Incite Rebellion against the World Congress. He receives a life sentence which guarantees him a one-way trip to the digitizer. He is supposed to never see the real world again…
BLACKNESS FADES INTO:
2 DIGITIZATION ROOM
The camera shows Mark’s face and pulls back to show him in a line of 5 shackled prisoners walking into a doorway. Four armed guards escort and position them on 5 digitization pads lining one wall of the room they enter. A fifth guard unlocks and removes the shackles from each prisoner in turn. After the last one is unlocked, the fifth guard stands behind a podium in one corner of the room and motions for the other 4 guards to back away to the far wall.
You have been sentenced by the World Congress for various crimes that require your removal from society with no chance of parole or redemption. Therefore you will all be digitally stored for all eternity within the confines of the World Council Security Mainframe under the watchful eye of your new lord and master: The Master Control Program.
The guards then all pull goggles down over their eyes and Guard 5 presses a few buttons on the podium’s console. Five lights flash simultaneously and the scene blurs into:
3 DIGITIZATION TRANSITION
The camera zooms nauseatingly down a tube of various special effects designed to give the viewer motion sickness and vertigo at the same time.
4 RECEIVING BAY
The five convicts solidify in a room similar to the one they left. Their clothes are now armor-like padding with glowing circuits and the guards are now ICP guards with shock-staves. The convicts all take a moment to stare in wonder at their new forms. A tone sounds and a larger, more dangerous looking guard walks into view on a balcony a few feet above the heads of the ICP guards.
Welcome, guests, to the World Council Security Mainframe. You will be issued an identity disk such as this…
The Warden retrieves his disk from his back and holds it up for everyone to see.
It will record your every action you take for the rest of your existence. In addition, it can be used as a weapon like SO!
The Warden suddenly hurls the disk at the center convict derezzing him into nothingness. Shock and fear show on all the convicts faces except Mark who continues to stare at the Warden with a calculating look. After a couple of seconds, the prisoner that was derezzed enters the room is escorted roughly back into his original position by a guard behind him. The other convicts look confused. Mark never takes his eyes off the Warden.
As you can see, we have safety overrides here as the real world does, but getting yourself killed here only brings pain, but not death. Your override cycles you back to us for reprocessing. The only exception is if you fall in a recreation area. You will then override to the designated area. Play nice and you will not have to endure pain. You will figure out any other rules we have as you go along. The MCP is lenient since you have no means of escape, but if you try hard enough, you CAN invoke his irritation which can lead to having your safety override revoked meaning you will not survive another de-resolution. You will now be escorted to your cells for a brief cycle where you will wait every time you are summoned until released again. That is all.
The Warden then turns
I am the TRON-Badger!