June 2nd, 2009

screenwriter, Kightlinger, hate

Time Travel


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INT. OFFICE - DAY

BIER

Did anybody feel that earthquake?


Donna has a look of terror on her face as if she has seen a mouse.

DONNA

Where?! Now? Oh my god... now?!

She cowers in search for an empty desk where she can take cover under.

Bier

No. Last month. Uhh. I think it was the week of the eighteenth. Monday, at about 3:30PM.

Aaron

I felt it. I heard on the news that it was centered somewhere near Long Beach.

Bier


Yeah, I heard it was four point seven.

DONNA

I didn't feel anything. I probably would've been in my car making deliveries.

AARON

I don't know why, but people who are driving don't seem to feel earthquakes as much as people that are stationary somewhere inside a house.

BIER

It makes me wonder about poltergeists if, when earthquakes occur and the first thing you notice is the furniture jiggling back and forth.

AARON

People can still feel them while standing outside.


BIER

It would have to be fairly strong, centered around the same city, because nothing jiggles outside. Strong enough for a car alarm to go off.

AARON

There was supposed to be a sonic boom last Sunday when the space shuttle came in for a landing at Edwards Air Force Base. Did anybody hear that?

BIER

Nope.

DONNA

I saw that on TV.

AARON


Did you notice how weird the astronauts were walking on the ground when they finally came out of the space shuttle? I was trippin' on that. They looked like aliens expecting something out of the Twilight Zone to happen, like thinking they'd landed on earth only to discover that the people here aren't what they seem to be.

BIER

I didn't get that at all.

DONNA

Were you smoking the funny stuff?

AARON

No, I swear. I was watching the NASA channel and trying to time how long it would take for the astronauts to come out from their spaceship. It must've taken an hour because the landing crew at Edwards apparently wanted to scan their vital signs. I sat in front of the TV watching this funky bus on stilts pull up to the ship where the exit hatch is.

DONNA

A funky bus?


Aaron

Dude, you didn't see it? it had a red stripe running thru it, like an ambulance, but this truck had some hydraulics that allowed it to rise about ten feet from the pavement and it had fins on top like a shark.

Bier looks up from his work a bit distracted by this?
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