19 DOWN BELOW
A temperature gauge rises.
The ice is infused with pulsating colors: purple -- blue -- green -- red. Starts to heat
up as if --
It soaks up temperature: from cold to hot in instants.
20 CLOSEUP - WHITE GLOVED HAND ON DIAL
"CUMULUS COLLECTOR." The graphs accelerate, but over the dull HUM -- a
MURMUR, a BREATH. As Emma's HEARTBEAT rises
The gloved hand turns up the dial, past a red danger mark.
Suddenly a BLIP. Something wrong.
21 DOWN IN HIS VAULT
Peter Peel's "coffin" starts to overheat. Peter reacts --
(intercom cutting out)
Losing control -- malfunction
in thermal chamber -- for Christ's
-- Emm --!
22 IN CONTROL ROOM
Needles push off the dials, as --
The ice swells:
strange mix of colors, absorbing heat and energy in clusters of molten
metal ... steam and sparks ignite ... Valentine's eyes widen in alarm ...
Five -- four -- three -- two --
one ... Three -- two -- one ...
Three -- two -- one ...
23 INSIDE COFFIN
Peter's glass cracks
The emergency light goes on -- the ALARM sounds -- lab assistants running ...
24 IN HER COFFIN
Emma realizes; looks to Peter --
25 EXT. SALTFLATS - DAY
The "Koons" antenna is drawing a strange purple cloud towards it, from otherwise blue
sky ... siphoning the purple atmosphere down itself into
26 INT. CONTROL ROOM - CONTINUOUS ACTION
Thru the air ducts the purple cloud starts to billow ... Panic stations! Valentine looks
aghast at the graphs: all systems fucked, over the intercom --
Emma, Peter, get out! It's going to explode!
FROM Valentine's anguished face TO Emma's face, as
27 FROM HER VAULT