The Shape of Things to Come

Synopsis: Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim, and a robot named Sparks embark on Caball's space battlecruiser on an unauthorized mission to Delta Three to stop Omus.
Director(s): George McCowan
Production: Blue Underground
98 min

This is Washington, New Washington,

a thriving colony on the surface

of the moon.

We no longer have need

of your intergalactic warship.

Not today, but maybe tomorrow.

For what purpose?

To wage war with the universe?

No, Senator Smedley,

for the defense of our moon colony.

John, this is total madness.

This creation of yours, Starstreak,

it hasn't even been tested.

We don't even know

if the damn thing will fly.

That's my responsibility, Senator.

And my responsibility

is to the Moon Council

and to the Master Computer.

I can reason with Lomax.

Cargo vessel Phobos 4,

you are entering Lunar Area 7-5.

Please confirm docking orbit.

John, I'm trying to do you a favor.

I'm telling you what the council

have already decided.

The Starstreak Project is dead.

Let's see what Lomax has to say, shall we?

Phobos 4, please acknowledge.

This is Lunar Space Control.

Phobos 4, confirmation

of docking orbit negative.

We are overriding and beginning

cobalt reverse drive in 10 seconds.

Master Computer Lomax,

this is Lunar Space Control.

We have an emergency.

Delta 3 cargo vessel on crash course.

Probable impact,

New Washington center port.

Master Computer confirms crash course

New Washington in 12 minutes.

Suggest full emergency procedures.

Your indulgence, citizens.

The New Washington Cultural

Exchange Committee...

is pleased to announce a performance

tonight at the Joey Ramone auditorium.

Jason Caball here.

This is Lunar Space Control.

We have an emergency. Please report.

Okay, on my way.

What's the problem, Kim?

The problem is Delta 3 cargo ship with

10 metric tons of RADIC-Q-2 on board

on crash course with New Washington.

- When?

- 8 minutes 52 seconds.

- Lomax confirms?

- Lomax confirms.

Emergency division, yellow alert.

Evacuate entire population to lower city.

Seal off access to main dome.

Look, you sure it's not some

sort of communication problem?

Jason, right now I'm not sure of anything.

I just don't want to take any chances.

Let's see what else we can do.

May I remind you that the council have

great influence with the Master Computer?

Don't fight it, John.

Don't make me ask for your resignation.

Yellow alert?

The whole city's on yellow alert!

Go to red.

Red alert.

- Impact?

- Six minutes.

This is not a drill.

This is not a drill.

All citizens proceed immediately

to emergency underground shelters.

Evacuate all surface dwellings.


Look at the weight distribution

on that cargo ship.

It's almost empty.

An empty cargo ship? Doesn't make sense.

Excuse me.

Master Computer Lomax,

this is Jason Caball.

ID confirmed. Go ahead, Jason.

Okay, I need a bypass circuit

to overload the Phobos 4 engines.

- State priority classification.

- Come on, Lomax.

Cut the read tape.

We have to destroy that ship.

Priority request acknowledged.

Two minutes to impact.

Phobos 4 engine circuit display available.

Okay, give me input control

for a bypass circuit.

Kim? Kim, do you have

this emergency under control?

We're working on it, Father.

Son, are you sure that none

of Niki's people are on board?

No life signs at all. Lomax confirms.

Red alert. Red alert.

Evacuate all surface

dwellings immediately.

Sectors one to six to shelter A.

Sectors seven to ten to shelter...

Come on, Lomax.

Stand by.

This is not a drill.

70 seconds to impact.

Procedure complete. Now you may activate.

Sensors indicate negative response.

Cargo ship did not destruct.

Repeat, did not destruct.

Impact 45 seconds.

Crash site on monitor two.

Master Computer Lomax,

request dome repair units

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