Lost in Space script
Lost in Space (1998)
Synopsis: The Robinson family was supposed to set off on a five-year mission to explore a distant planet, but an act of sabotage by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith -- who managed to get himself trapped aboard the spaceship -- leaves them adrift in space for three years. The Robinsons, pilot Don West, Dr. Smith and their trusty robot move from planet to planet, always searching for a way to return to Earth.

EXT.- MARS MINING COLONY

Three small rescue craft race skyward.

INT.-JEB'S CRAFT

COMPUTER:

Impact in 60 seconds.

Mars fills the view screen.

INT.-WEST'S CRAFT

The rescue craft are speeding toward Jeb's fighter below.

WEST:

Grissom, this is Eagle One. Those Pugs

Will never reach him in time.

BASE (ON RADIO)

Eagle one clear this frequency and

return to base.

DON takes a beat. Then he spins his chair towards Mars, begins working

the controls.

WEST:

This is Eagle One. I'm going after

him.

BASE (OVER)

Negative Eagle one, your craft is not

equipped

West hits his thrusters.

EXT.-SPACE

West's craft dives toward Jeb's ship and Mars below.

INT.-JEB'S FIGHTER

Mars is coming up fast.

COMPUTER:

Impact in 30 seconds.

WEST (OVER)

Jeb, do you have navigational

thrusters?

JEB:

Don?

WEST (OVER)

It's a yes or no question.

Mars fills the windscreen. Jeb checks his status display.

JEB:

Marginal. But in the green.

COMPUTER:

Impact in 15 seconds.

WEST (OVER)

Head towards the canals.

JEB:

What are you doing?

WEST (OVER)

Saving your ass. Read towards the

canals. Now!

The canal streaked face of the Mars is all Jeb can see. He grabs his

throttle, engages his navigational thrusters and pulls.

EXT.-JEB'S SHIP

A tiny directional thruster FIRES, angling Jeb's craft so that it

scrapes the surface of Mars and dives into a giant canal, rocky walls

rushing up fast.

INT.-WEST'S SHIP

West is accelerating toward Jeb.

BASE (OVER)

Major West, your ship is not equipped

for rescue. You are not authorized to

jeopardize this asset. That is

a direct order. Acknowledge!

West slams a switch, deactivating his radio.

WEST:

Never liked that station, anyway.

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Akiva Goldsman

Akiva J. Goldsman (born July 7, 1962) is an American film and television writer, director, and producer. He received an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2001 film, A Beautiful Mind, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture. more…

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