The hull of the Attack Ship fills his bubble glass.
The lights are dimming. The curtain's
coming down. Sing you fat, old bag,
West hits the firing stud.
West's pulse lasers converge on the Attack Ship barely meters ahead,
the ROARING craft EXPLODING directly before him.
INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER
(OVER) WEST SCREAMS as he shoots through the sudden conflagration of
flame and debris, everywhere and then gone, giving way to the blackness
of space and the starfield beyond.
Below, the second Attack Ship ROARS past, lasers FIRING, locked in a
pinwheel battle with Jeb's Bubble Fighter.
JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER banks, avoiding the high energy volley. Almost. A
laser BURST grazes his Bubble Fighter, the surface of his craft
sparking, suddenly scored with flames.
The Attack ship is right behind him.
Weapons are off line. Jettisoning main
The thruster core of Jeb's Bubble Fighter BLOWS off in a bolus of
flame, soaring back into the pursuit craft. The Raider EXPLODES.
Controls are sparking. Displays flicker. (OVER) An ALARM sounds.
Warning. Failure in redundant drive systems.
JEB-POV. The surface of Mars is rushing up fast.
Impact on in 90 seconds.
Mars Control. . .
Jeb's ship is barreling toward the planet.
. . .this is Ranger One.
JEB (ON RADIO)
...Engines will not respond. Require
BASE (ON RADIO)
Ranger One this is Grissom Base.
Rescue craft have been dispatched.