Ice Quake

Synopsis: Beneath the Alaskan landscape, the melting permafrost is about to drastically alter the tranquil scenery. As the permafrost thaws, underground rivers of volatile liquid Methane are created, causing a succession of violent and destructive earthquakes. It's a race against time to stop the deadly rivers before they lead to a catastrophic explosion that threatens the planet.
Director(s): Paul Ziller
Production: STARZ MEDIA LLC.
91 min

Ho ho ho.

Very funny, Reed.

This really couldn't wait?

Sorry, Wallace. Colonel's orders...

to do with that tremor

we had yesterday.

You know that I got

the children's Christmas club today?

I don't like this any more than you do.

I still have Christmas shopping to do.

Yeah, well, if I'm not back

in town by 10:

there's gonna be a lot of teary-eyed

toddlers wondering where Santa is.

Relax, this won't take long.

You could take off the beard,

you know.

It keeps my face warm.

Here he comes.

Oh, well, about time.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

Something's burning, Mom.


Over 5,000 square miles,

larger than the state of Connecticut,

collapsed this Christmas morning,

setting off alarm bells

in governments across

the northern hemisphere.

The collapse of the ice shelf

was the biggest in recorded history

and occurred with such force

that initial reports indicated

an earthquake had struck...

Here you go, sweetheart.

Oh, boy, flapjacks.

Hey, watch him. There's food out.

Go, Yeti, get away.

Where's your father?

Is he coming down?

Wo Moments ago

we were informed...


Michael, come on!

...interrupted his holiday

to coordinate the effort,

dispatching a search-and-rescue


Yeti, down. Go.

- Sorry.

- Finally.

Sorry, sorry, sorry.


- Hey, Dad.

- Hey, how are you?


You're still not dressed.

Did you see there was

an ice-shelf collapse in Russia last night?

Yeah. Do you see

that the toast is burning?


Ooh, that's hot.

You didn't burn the bacon, did you?

No, of course not.


Mmm. Looks good.

That's weird.


The subsurface temperature

just dropped three degrees.

The atmospheric temperature

hasn't changed at all.

How's that possible?

I don't know.

Atmospheric temperature drop

always precedes

a subsurface temperature drop.

What was that?

It just dropped two more degrees.

The subsurface temperature

can't drop that fast.

There must be something

wrong with the equipment.

There's some kind of movement

down here.

Oh, my God.

I think we ought to

get off this mountain now.

I couldn't agree more.


My God.



Can I have dinner at Andrea's?

Tia, it's Christmas Eve.

Your mother's making

her traditional seafood dinner.

But it'll be more fun at Andrea's.

Her cousins will be there.

And they have a Christmas tree.

Your daughter does raise a good point.

Why is it we don't have a tree, Michael?

Shane had hockey practice

last weekend,

and Tia, um...

I don't know.

Where were you last weekend?

- Andrea's.

- Mother:

Wasn't that the same day

you were called in to the base?

- Wow, an earthquake.

- What's going on?

Just a tremor.

It'll stop in a moment.

This is so cool.

That's the second one in two days.

Yeah, I'll check in with the base

after breakfast to see what's going on,

- see if they know anything about it.

- Oh, no, you don't.

It's your day off, Michael.

Emily, I'm the Corps'

senior geologist.

I have to check in

on something like this.

Oh, you mean call in?

Yeah, call... I didn't say call in?

- No.

- Okay. I meant to say call in.

- Okay.

- Okay.

So why is it that you need four people

to buy a tree?

It's tradition.

Dad, we did it once.

That's not a tradition.

All right, you know what?

Forget it.

I'll just do it myself.

In fact, you know what I'm gonna do?

I'm gonna go up the mountain,

I'm gonna find a real Christmas tree,

and I'm gonna chop it down

with my own two hands.

I'm gonna use 'em like axes.

That's tradition.

All right, you two, get dressed.

We're going with him.

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