FADE IN :
1 EXT SPACE (S) 1
An ever expanding infinity of light and color as CAMERA
TRAVELS THROUGH deep space, MOVING DIRECTLY for one
pinpoint of light: a STAR GROWING RAPIDLY as we SWEEP
TOWARD IT, a normal white star SUDDENLY CHANGING,
brightening, flaring unbelievable intensity: supernova.
The CAMERA HOLDS just a moment, then MOVES on, SEARCH-
ING through space, the jeweled beauty of other star
systems, sparkling nebulae, swirling hydrogen clouds.
STILL MOVING, then CAMERA FINDS:
2 EXT. AREA OF LUMINESCENCE (S) 2
In the far distance, slowly growing in size as CAMERA
it resembles, vaguely at this distance, an
flaring colors from the fringes,
beautiful yet ominous. It is so large, this Cloud, it
can envelope an entire solar system. CAMERA CONTINUES
APPROACHING the Cloud, and then suddenly, crossing
our POV, a:
3 KLINGON HEAVY CRUISER (S) 3
In a graceful, turning arc toward the mysterious
LUMINESCENCE. CAMERA FOLLOWS this Klingon, then FINDS
a second Klingon cruiser, also turning toward the Cloud,
which continues to grow in size as the Klingons
approach at warp speed, CAMERA CLOSING on the lead
ship, until the vessel's detail can be clearly MADE
lights, weaponry, power systems, identification
emblazoned on the nacelles and saucer in Klingon
language (and symbols).
4 INT. KLINGON CRUISER BRIDGE (O) 4
Clearly alien, an ODD-SOUNDING KLAXON signaling
"battle stations." Orders issued in KLINGON LANGUAGE,
the KLINGON CAPTAIN and EXEC peering at an unusual
bridge viewer at the huge area of LUMINESCENT HAZE
directly ahead. In KLINGON DIALOGUE:
(Give me tactical.)
5 CLOSE - MAIN VIEWER (O) 5
goes suddenly to a TACTICAL GRID SYSTEM, showing the
LUMINESCENT HAZE to be an ENORMOUS BLIP OF LIGHT ON
THE SCREEN, with two TINY PINPRICKS OF LIGHT complete-
ing their turn on a direct course toward it.
6 EXT. SPACE - THE KLINGON PATROL AND THE HAZE (S) 6
The Patrol is clearly SEEN now on the right of the
bottom of the FRAME... THREE tiny ships closing on the
steadily growing LUMINESCENT HAZE.
7 INT. THE KLINGON BRIDGE - CAPTAIN AND EXEC (O) 7
All eyes on the viewer that shows the ships sweeping
on the Mysterious cloud.
The TECHNICIAN makes the switch.
8 CLOSE - VIEW SCREEN - LUMINESCENT HAZE (O) 8
growing ever larger, its flaring colors menacing,
mysterious, strangely beckoning.
9 INT. BRIDGE - KLINGON COMMAND CRUISER 9
The crew stands by for battle.
Tactical again. Stand by on
10 EAT SPACE - LEAD KLINGON VESSEL (TORPEDO HATCH) (S) 10
sliding open, the glowing "Hell Fire" of the Photon
Launch tubes, slowly revealed.
11 VERY WIDE ANGLE - THE THREE SHIPS (S) 11