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*****  APRIL 5, 2005  *******

INDIAN WELLS, CA on Corte Piccolo

INT. BILL’S KITCHEN - NIGHT - FLASHBACK 

Scribbled notes on white paper haphazardly cover a granite island. 

Seated on a bar chair next to his laptop computer on a granite island, a fifty year old man who will become BILL STAR speaks into a large video camera. 

BILL
I, Bill Star, declare here and now, 

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for all the world to see, 

and for the future to be,
that the scribble and bits here, 

(points at papers and laptop) 

and all that’s in there, (points at the camera) 

that all the I write, do and say, and all that you see and hear, are my sole creation,
and protected by copyrights, 

and patents in each nation, 

now the world’s notified of my 

intellectual property rights, 

to see my IP just stay tuned to 

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A TONE SOUNDS and a graphic GREEN TELEPHONE ICON FLASHES on Bill’s computer screen. Bill TAPS A KEY. 

PHIL BENOIT, Bill’s new business partner, appears on the computer screen. 

BILL How’s it going? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) I’m slammed. 

BILL
Have you read my plan? 

this station. 

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Not yet. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) 

BILL
I think we’ve invented the next big 

thing.
What do you mean? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) 

BILL
What is a Big Thing? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) I don’t know, Tivo? 

BILL
That’s big, but it’s not a Thing, 

it’s a part of a Thing. What was the last Big Thing? 

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So? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) 

I don’t know, the internet? 

BILL
Right. And what lies beyond the 

internet? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) I have no idea. 

BILL HarmonySTAR. 

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BILL
How many Big Things have we seen? 

Phil SHAKES HIS HEAD IN SILENCE. 

BILL
I’m not sure yet, but think it’s 

less than sixteen, and five in the past century. How many humans, or even companies, on Earth can claim the creation of a single Big Thing? Now, I think we created, not just one Big Thing, but two, and these two Big Thing(S) may unlock forty more. 

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Phil NODS. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Are you crazy? 

BILL
Perhaps I am a what you say, 

but doesn’t it work either way? 

2. 

BILL
All of our Big Thing(S) will 

converge, as our Next Big Thing(S) provide the key to unlocking, a huge puzzle. This may lead to proof of God’s existence. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) You sound crazy. 

BILL
I digress. The point is our Next 

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Big Thing will rock this world, we will be news. We’ll create a new reality TV called, “The Next Big Thing(S).” Viewers will see Big Thing(S) in history. Perhaps we do pose the question, have they really invented something Big, or is he just lunatic. 

Why? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) 

BILL
We always agreed that marketing was 

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our greatest challenge. This is 

our marketing plan. “The Next Big Thing(S)” will be televised. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) I’ve gotta go now. I’ll try to 

read the plan this weekend. 

BILL See ya later. 

Bill taps a key closing the blank window where Phil was. 

BILL Fina(lspeakDs arndapofints at 8the 

I this all sounds to nuts, then it’s quite alright, for with a few cuts here, or there, we’ll edit our flick, to show I’m quite sane,
or a total raving lunatic. 

camera)
If we possess as I claim, Big Thing(S) that will disorder, the technology and economy pecking order, on the Mad March to creating, a whole New World Order. 

(moves toward camera with wild look) 

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INT. BILL’S DINING ROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK 

Bill CHANTS LIKE AN INDIAN as he dances around his large dining table. Upon completing a circle, he moves to the window. 

BILL (V.O.)
I started by video taping 

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si 

everything. Then I ran out of tape and I tried to get someone to bring me tape, I tried to pay ten grand for it. 

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He lines his body at the center of double doors and facing the table. He puts his arm out forming a “T,” then a “Y,” then strait up over his head. He repeats the moves twice. 

BILL (V.O.)
By this time it did not matter to 

me. I assumed video cameras were watching me everywhere. You see, inventing these Thing(S) would be a great moment in history. 

He turns around facing his patio and repeats these moves again. 

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BILL (V.O.)
Future generations would travel back in history to record these 

moments. Or perhaps, we would recreate them. 

INT. BILL’S HALLWAY - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
Bill dances through the hallway CHANTING. He turns. 

INT. BILL’S OFFICE - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
Bill steps to the corner of his office and stands there. 

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EXT. BILL’S BACKYARD PATIO - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill grabs the pole of an umbrella in his patio table and tips it over until the open umbrella rests on the ground. 

He turns an identical umbrella and table. The two umbrellas appear like antenna pointing to the sky. 

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4. 

INT. BILL’S FAMILY ROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill dances over to a large projection TV stacked with receivers and recorders. He pulls hard on TV crashing the electronics to the floor. 

INT. BILL’S KITCHEN - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill throws a Tivo remote in the sink and turns on the water. 

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Bill steps to the island where he flings his open laptop to 

the now flooding floor. 

BILL (V.O.)
This may all seem crazy, but to me 

it was content 

At the other end of the island, he knocks his HDTV camera on it’s tripod to the floor. 

BILL (V.O.) Now that was stupid. 

INT. BILL’S HALLWAY - DAY - FLASHBACK 

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Bill throws a mirror and table to the floor shattering the mirror and hurling shards of glass. 

BILL (V.O.)
But I didn’t need that anymore. 

INT. BILL’S OFFICE - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Using a lighter Bill sets fire to the tower of silver cell phone boxes. 

BILL (V.O.)
Because they were watching now. 

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EXT. BILL’S BACKYARD JACUZZI - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill gazes at two umbrella antennae pointing skyward. Wooden patio furniture floats in his pool. 

Bill stretches his naked body facing down with his arms in a “T” formation. He circles following the spa. 

The ROAR OF A HELICOPTER causes Bill to look skyward. He dives back into the spa. 

5. 

Bill steps out of the spa. 

EXT. BILL’S FRONT YARD - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Dripping wet and naked Bill walks across his grass driveway and onto the concrete curb edge. 

EXT. RESIDENTIAL STREET - DAY - FLASHBACK
Bill jumps from the scalding concrete to the adjacent grass. 

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An old lady driving at a car stares at him as she drives by. 

EXT. BACK PATIO WITH POOL AND JACUZZI - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill lies motionless facedown in the jacuzzi. His head lifts slightly so he can breath. 

BILL (V.O.)
Even a snippet of content could be 

used in the story to create drama. 

Bill looks skyward to find the source of the HELICOPTER ROAR. 

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Bill returns to lying facedown in the spa. 

Bill’s body flies out of the water from the force of two sheriffs yank him out by his arms. 

The sheriffs drag Bill and push him face down on the patio. They handcuff his hands behind his back. 

Bill looks up to view his captors. 

BILL (V.O.)
Officer Clarity visited me the day 

before. Officer Hightower brought me here the first time. 

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Bill sits on his single bed and the young and handsome DOCTOR 

ANDRE is seated on the other. 

DOCTOR ANDRE
You were hospitalized before? 

BILL
About four months ago. On March 

1st I decided to start a business. 

6. 

EXT. GOLF COURSE - DAY 

BILL swings, his ball bounces on the grass and into the water. Bill shakes his head. He stows his club and climbs into his navy blue Humdinger golf cart, styled after the original Hummer. 

BILL (V.O.)
Until March 1st I spent my time 

golfing, learning to write 

screenplays, and waiting for my day 

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in divorce court. 

Bill’s ball retriever extends to pull in his errant ball. The reddish granite mountains glow behind him as his retriever drops his ball before him. 

Bill stands over the ball, his sunglass shades flipped up and ear bud speakers hang into his ears. He swings. The ball lands on the green and rolls a few feet from the hole. 

Bill rolls his put into the hole with the pin still in. He pulls his ball out of the hole and walks back to the cart. 

INT. BILL’S MASTER BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK 

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Bill lies with his eyes closed on one side of his king bed. He rises suddenly and rushes out in the darkness. 

The LED alarm clock on the night stand reads: “2:38.” 

BILL (V.O.) On that day I started 

brainstorming. 

INT. BILL’S MASTER BATHROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill flips the light switch and proceeds to a stack of white paper on the marble near his sink. He makes a note on a page already half occupied with other scribblings. 

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BILL (V.O.)
For eleven days with no more than 

two hours sleep a night.
Bill flips off the light on his way out. 

7. 

INT. BILL’S MASTER BEDROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK 

Bill climbs into bed, pulls a sheet over his shoulder, and closes his eyes. 

Bill jumps up, throws the sheet aside, and rushes out. The bed illuminates as the bathroom light shines in. The alarm clock now reads: “2:49.” 

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BILL (V.O.) 

I created a big disruptive idea. 

INT. BILL’S KITCHEN - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
Silver cell phones and open boxes clutter the granite island. Bill and CATHY stand on opposite sides of the island.
ROD opens his silver cell phone and walks outside. 

BILL
Tonight I made an offer to buy 

California. The Governor’s office hasn’t responded yet. 

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The door opens and Rod enters. 

BILL (CONT’D)
How much do you think California’s 

worth? 

CATHY I don’t know. 

BILL
It’s negative. Last time I heard, 

it was negative forty billion. 

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ROD places a stack of papers on the counter before Bill. 

ROD
You need to sign these. 

BILL
I don’t want to sign them. 

ROD
It’s company policy, you have to 

sign them.
Bill signs the first form in three places. 

8. 

BILL There I signed. 

ROD
You have to sign them all. 

BILL
This is bullshit. We will not 

Bill cruises in his navy blue Humdinger with the song “Upside Down” playing loudly. 

EXT. STREET BETWEEN DESERT LANDSCAPED HILLS - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill rides along this isolated road. “Upside Down” plays on. Bill turns off the music. 

tolerate this in our new company.
EXT. RESIDENTIAL STREET LINED WITH GRASS AND TREES - DAY - 

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INT. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE AT PRESERVE COUNTRY CLUB - DAY 

- FLASHBACK
Bill sits before BURT’s cherry wood desk. 

BURT
How can we help you? 

BILL
I’m looking for a house with good 

communications to negotiate the acquisition of the State of California. 

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Burt steps out of his office and then returns. 

BILL
What do you think California’s 

worth? 

BURT
A trillion dollars. 

9. 

BILL
It’s a distressed asset. You and 

I are worth more than California. 

EXT. OUTSIDE PRESERVE COUNTRY CLUB OFFICE - DAY - FLASHBACK 

At the steps to the entrance, Bill speaks with two Sheriff’s deputies. 

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BILL 

...a leveraged buyout of California. 

OFFICER HIGHTOWER
What makes you think California is 

for sale? Let’s get out of the way. 

Officer Hightower leads Bill to his squad car, leaves him there, and returns to his partner. 

Bill HUMS the tune of the music he listened to earlier. 

Officer Hightower returns, handcuffs Bill, and pushes him into the back seat. 

FLAS 

CK 

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INT. HOSPITAL EMERGENCY WARD - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Two Orderlies drag Bill a small room and throw him face down on a hospital bed. NURSE 1 follows them holding a syringe. 

Two Orderlies hold Bill face down while Nurse 1 plunges a needle into his backside. 

BILL (V.O.)
I got way ahead of my plan. 

Bill emerges from the white car and walks to his front gate. 

BILL (V.O.)
The day I returned from the 

hospital I went to work in earnest.
He looks up into the sky above his view of the Santa Rosas. 

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EXT. WHITE CAR IN FRONT OF BILL’S HOUSE - DAY - 

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EXT. SKY ABOVE SANTA ROSAS - DAY - FLASHBACK 

A yellow airplane flies above the granite mountains towing a banner that reads: “California is NOT FOR SALE.” 

EXT. BILL’S DRIVEWAY - DAY - FLASHBACK 

A wooden garage door rolls up. Bill backs his silver SUV over his grass driveway. 

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EXT. OUTSIDE ELECTRONIC CITY - DAY - FLASHBACK Bill parks his SUV in front of the store. He walks in. 

INT. ELECTRONIC CITY STORE - DAY - FLASHBACK 

BILL
Where do I find the laptops? 

SALESPERSON 1 (points across the store) 

Over there.
Bill hands Salesperson 1 an $100 bill. 

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BILL
Give me your name, I’ll match that 

with $100 equity in my new company. Or give me back the $100, and I’ll write you down for $200 of equity. What do you choose? 

Salesperson 1 hands back the $100 and her card. Bill writes “$200 equity” on the card. 

Bill finds JEFF next to a laptop display. Bill hands Jeff a $100 bill. 

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BILL 

I’ll match that with equity in my start-up, or you can give it back for $200 equity. You choose. 

JEFF
(hands back the bill) 

I’ll take the equity. 

BILL (writes on a card) 

I’m the best mobile computer. 

11. 

EXT. OUTSIDE ELECTRONIC CITY - DAY - FLASHBACK
Bill loads boxes from his cart into the cargo bay of his SUV. 

EXT. BILL’S FRONT COURTYARD - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill opens his front door. Jeff stands at the front gate flanked by an obese curly haired MAX and a lanky long-haired CHRIS. 

Hi. 

MAX CHRIS Hey. 

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BILL 

(walking to the gate) Hi Jeff. 

Hi. 

JEFF 

BILL
You brought some friends. 

JEFF
This is Max and Chris. 

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BILL (opening the gate) 

I’ll hire you guys too. 

EXT. BILL’S BACK PATIO - NIGHT - FLASHBACK 

Bill’s drinks a bottle of beer sitting at a patio table surrounded by Max, Jeff, and Chris. A red light emanates from a small video camera on a tripod. 

BILL
I started my company today. Do you 

Fiknow the significance this day? 

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ax, and Chris shake their heads. 

It’s the Ides of March. The three look dumfounded. 

BILL
Beware the Ides of March? 

The three look confused. 

12. 

BILL
Caesar, Brutus, Shakespeare. I’ve 

got an idea, we’ll say “Beware the Ides of March” as code for the D Word. You remember the D Word? 

MAX
Dis... disimmobilize. 

BILL
Good try. Disintermediation. 

We’ll just say “Beware the Ides of 

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March.” What does it mean? 

JEFF
We take business away from others. 

EXT. BILL’S FRONT COURTYARD - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill opens his front door. A DELIVERY MAN pushes his hand truck with a stack of boxes. 

INT. BILL’S FAMILY ROOM - NIGHT - FLASHBACK
The song “Nothing Without You” plays in the background. 

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Max connects a cable from a large video camera to a computer on the fireplace hearth. 

Chris tinkers with small video camera pointing at Jeff. Jeff slides a board of electronics into the rack of a gray housing. 

Bill focuses another small video camera on Jeff’s activity. 

BILL
With this computer we can run a 

small country. JEFF 

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Max, come give me a hand. 

The computer screen near Max displays Jeff and the computer rack. 

INT. BILL’S WET BAR - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill and HARMONY stand by the wet bar while Jeff and Max work on the computer in the family room. 

13. 

BILL I’m glad you came 

HARMONY I’m worried about 

to visit me. 

you. 

BILL
There’s nothing to worry about. 

HARMONY
You’re buying all this stuff and 

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these kids could take advantage. 

BILL I’ll be okay. 

HARMONY
I know how bad kids can be. I was 

their age not long ago. 

BILL
I’d like to buy you and your 

husband. 

HARMONY
Daddy, I’m your daughter. You 

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don’t need to buy me. 

BILL
I want to buy your contract. We 

will make you one of our first harmonySTARs with your own TV show. 

HARMONY
I’m a social worker now. I gave up 

acting. 

BILL
That matters not, for harmonySTARs 

will play themselves. 

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from the doorway. 

A myriad of flowery shirts hang on the top bar with matching solid colored shorts below. 

Bill grabs a flowery shirt and shorts and hands them to Chris. 

14. 

EXT. BILL’S FRONT GATE AND STREET - DAY - FLASHBACK 

A large video camera on a tripod in the street points at Bill’s front gate. 

The front gate opens and Bill walks out wearing a flowery shirt and shorts. Jeff, Chris, and Max follow dressed in identical clothing. 

The four walk side-by-side into the video camera. 

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INT. BILL’S FAMILY ROOM - DAY - FLASHBACK
Bill and Jeff roll the gray rack housing into the room. 

JEFF
Why are you returning it? 

BILL
Nobody in the valley supports it. 

Jeff disconnects cables from the electronic boards. Bill puts boxes on the floor nearby. 

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INT. BILL’S SILVER SUV - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill drives with Jeff in the passenger seat. They drive in silence. 

BILL
Thanks for helping me move the 

files. I won’t have much more for you to do. 

JEFF
That’s OK, I got hired as an 

Assistant Manager at the new Office Depot. 

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BILL (V.O.)
I had this huge vision for the 

business, but then I realized I did not have a viable catalyst to get started. I let everyone go. 

15. 

INT. BILL’S KITCHEN - DAY - FLASHBACK
Bill sits at the island counter talking on his speakerphone. 

PHIL (V.O.) So now what will you do? 

BILL
I plan to write a screenplay about 

a guy who creates a huge business. I just need a fictional catalyst. 

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PHIL (V.O.) Would you like to attend an 

technology conference near you, we’ve got a free ticket? 

BILL That sounds great. 

PHIL (V.O.)
There’s a golf tournament the first 

day. 

EXT. PARKING LOT OUTSIDE RESORT HOTEL - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill wears a flowery shirt and shorts. Phil wears a golf shirt and shorts. 

BILL
While I listened to the speakers, 

it came to me. 

PHIL What? 

BILL Even better. 

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BILL
I cracked the code. If we... 

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The ROAR of a passing truck drowns out Bill’s voice. 

BILL (CONT’D)
...do you think it would be easier 

or harder with our software? 

PHIL Much easier. 

16. 

BILL
Then we have the catalyst needed to 

create the world’s most valuable brand. 

PHIL
I know someone who could be the 

Chief Technology Officer.
INT. BILL’S KITCHEN - DAY - FLASHBACK 

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The large video camera points at Bill sitting at the island. 

BILL
Hi Phil. I’m recording this on my 

high def camera. 

PHIL (V.O.) That’s fine. 

BILL
If you join my company and make 

this happen, I’ll give you half the company. 

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BILL
Now what about your friend Jim. 

PHIL (V.O.)
He’s waiting for us to call him. 

BILL
We now own harmonySTAR together, do 

we cut him in for a third? Bill dials a number on his speakerphone. 

Sounds good to me. 

PHIL (V.O.) 

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This is Bill. I have Phil on the 

He 

JIM (V.O.) 

llo 



line.
Hi Jim. Hello Phil. 

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PHIL (V.O.) JIM (V.O.) 

17. 

BILL
Let me give an overview of our 

idea. Later. 

BILL
If you join us will give you a 

third of the company. 

JIM
It will take me a few days to scope 

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Good bye. 

BILL
We’ll have another call then. 

PHIL (V.O.) JIM (V.O.) Bye. 

this out. 

INT. BILL’S KITCHEN - DAY - FLASHBACK 

Bill walks up to the laptop on the island counter and turns it on. He turns to the video camera, turns the dial, and looks through to focus the camera on his laptop screen. 

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Bill sits down and places his coffee cup on the counter. He clicks open his email. He highlights one from Jim and opens it. 

The email’s last sentence in bold characters reads: “Holy F**k, we could hold worldwide elections.” 

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY
Bill and ANDRE sit on chairs separated by a coffee table. 

BILL
...create a huge free network. 

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ANDRE
They will never let you get away 

with that. 

BILL Who’s they? 

ANDRE The government. 

18. 

BILL
It’s already happening. 

ANDRE
My diagnosis is that you are 

BiPolar. I am proscribing lithium. It’s a form of salt and is very effective treatment for manic depression. 

BILL
But I never get depressed. 

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ANDRE
Your lucky, but you can be BiPolar 

and only manic. 

BILL
Could a crazy idea cause mania? 

ANDRE (he smiles) 

Excellent question... INT. BILL’S DINING ROOM - DAY 

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A TONE SOUNDS and a GREEN TELEPHONE ICON flashes on Bill’s computer. Bill clicks the icon and Phil’s talking head pops onto the screen. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) What happened to you? 

BILL
I was in the hospital. I’ve been 

diagnosed BiPolar, Manic. I’m taking a form of salt now. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Now what? r 

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L
I’m working on our marketing plan. 

PHIL
Jim says the software will be ready 

in a couple of weeks. 

Bill types “The Next Big Thing(S)” on a blank page on his computer screen. 

19. 

INT. LAWYER’S CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY Bill sits beside RICHARD. 

RICHARD
Your invention’s entirely unique, 

without precedent.
(he hands Bill a folder) 

Of course, we can’t be sure until we’ve completed the process. 

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Execute a worldwide blitzkrieg filing when I give you the word. 

(he stands)
If I’m right, you’ll remember this day for the rest of your life. 

RICHARD
(he shakes Bill’s hand) 

I wish you luck. 

INT. BILL’S DINING ROOM - DAY 

Bill clicks a large telephone icon flashing on his screen. HAL’s head fills the computer screen. 

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BILL Good morning Hal. 

HAL (FROM SCREEN)
Hi Bill. I have arranged for you 

to meet the president of New Millennium TV. 

BILL
That’s great news. Thank you. 

Hal’s image disappears from the screen. Bill clicks a telephone icon. 











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lay 

BILL Morning Phil. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Where are you? 

BILL
We sold the house. I moved to this 

townhouse. 





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20. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Jim says the software’s ready. 

BILL
I have a meeting with New 

Millennium TV. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Why can’t we do this the old- 

fashioned way? You know, find some 

vulture capitalists and let them 

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BILL
We’re running out of time. TV will 

be our viral marketing plan. I changed my name for the show. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Who are you now? 

BILL
The man you once knew as Hun, 

screw us unmercifully. 

(he stands) that lover of fun, 

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(he spins)
and one son of a gun,
is now the one,
who will forever be known, as the one and the only... 

(he spins twice) Bill Star. 

EXT. INTERSTATE 10 FREEWAY WEST OF PALM SPRINGS - DAY 

Bill drives his silver SUV through spinning windmills with music playing. 

EXT.FNiEWnMIaLLElNNIUMDTVrPAaRKIfNGtLOT 8- DADY emo Bill’s parks his SUV. He looks up at the “New Millennium TV” 

sign adorning the adjacent building. 

INT. NEW MILLENNIUM CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

Bill stands at the end of a long conference table. KATRINA and RYAN flank LOGAN at the other end. 

21. 

LOGAN
Welcome Mr. Star. Let me introduce 

Katrina and you probably recognize Ryan. 

BILL
It’s Bill... thanks for this 

opportunity. 

LOGAN We’re listening. 

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BILL
What if you invented “The Next Big 

Thing?”
The three stare stoically at Bill. 

BILL
You have no context for my 

question. What is a Big Thing? What was the last Big Thing? 

KATRINA The Internet. 

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BILL 

That’s right. That’s the last one, the one before harmony STAR. 

LOGAN Harmony STAR? 

Bill taps a key on the laptop before him. The screen behind him displays this logo in an arch, “harmony*.” 

BILL
The name of our company. We will 

create the world’s most valuable brand in five years. 

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BILL
Our show’s called “The Next Big 

Thing(S).” 

RYAN Thing(S)? 

BILL We may have two? 

RYAN 

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That’s a bit of a stretch... 

22. 

RYAN
More than one Big Thing? 

KATRINA Like the internet? 

BILL Bigger. 

LOGAN
What are these Big Thing(S)? 

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BILL
We plan to reveal the first during 

the fifth week of the show.
A CELL PHONE RINGS and Logan answers his cell phone. 

LOGAN Hello. 

(he listens)
Yes Sir, I understand. 

(he puts the phone away) 

We’d like to give you a shot under 

two conditions. First, we have the 

option to cancel after that fifth 

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episode, and if we go an entire 

season, we want 10% of you business. 

BILL
Invest ten million dollars and 

we’ll give you 25% under one condition. 

LOGAN What’s that? 

BILL
You gain will be capped at one 

billion dollars. 

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LOG 

AN 

(he chuckles) One billion? 

(he pulls out his cell phone and looks at the display) 

You’ve got a show and a 25% partner in your Big Thing(S). 

23. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY 

Three large screens surround the stage with an arched “harmomy*” logo above “www.harmony*.com” displayed on the left and right screens. 

At the base of these outer screens, a counter reads: “0.0 MILLION ONLINE” and “0.0 MILLION DOWNLOADS.” 

Behind Ryan the center screen reads, “The Next Big Thing(S).” RYAN 

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Welcome to our show, The Next Big Thing(S. Have you ever wondered, “What is the Next Big Thing?” We’ll introduce a start up company that claims to have invented it, or them. You... 

(points to the audience) ...will decide, are these guys crazy, or do they have Big Thing(S)? Now, 

(turns behind him)
Let me introduce you the C.E.O. 

Bill jogs out wearing shorts and a flowery shirt. 

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RYAN
...of harmonySTAR, Bill Star. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL Thanks Ryan. 

RYAN Do you want to 

founders? 

introduce your co- 

BILL
For the safety of us, they shall 

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RYAN
I understand you came out of 

retirement to create this company, harmonySTAR. 

BILL
I stopped playin’, and started 

thinkin’, If one disruptive idea could be had, then what could we do. And what if, we really had two. 

remain anonymous. 

(MORE) 

24. 

BILL (cont'd)
The world could be changin’, and 

rearrangin’, and disruptin’ its order, and bringin’ us to a whole new world order. 

RYAN
So, what is the next Big Thing? 

BILL
The answer we conceal, until the 

fifth episode when we will reveal. For our viewers who correctly 

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guess, one hundred thousand STARs we will bless. 

RYAN What are STARs? 

BILL
An Internet Currency, STARs, we 

will disperse for each act, we pay 

for your play so that we may 

attract, and then the game will 

give back. At this time I must 

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RYAN
Why would anyone want worthless 

STARs? 

BILL
STARs share in the blessin’s, that 

these Big Thing(S) bring us, and if rapid growth we show, then STARs’ value will grow. 

say, this currency’s worthless, and 

may stay that way. 

The counter on the screens reads: “0.1 MILLION DOWNLOADS.” RYAN 

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How else can these STARs be earned? 

BILL
For every human on Earth, has 

considerable worth. Our software package will unleash your potential and STARs will measure your value differential. 

RYAN
Is this software the Next Big 

Thing? 

25. 

BILL
We call it a Thing, but not Big, 

this code will bring, another Thing, and another, then we’ll see what we call Big. 

RYAN
So are we ready to start our game? 

BILL
One hundred thousand STARs for each 

who can name Big Thing number one. 

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Let the world take note, and let all people hear, that these New Millennium Games have begun. 

RYAN
One hundred worthless STARs if they 

guess the first Next Big Thing? 

BILL
The First one we seek, and we offer 

a clue, this one is won by one, and never two. 

RYAN
Enter your answers at harmonySTAR 

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dot com.
The “harmony*” logo blinks on the screen. 

The question “What is the First Big Thing?” displays on the center screen with a counter below reading: “0 CORRECT ANSWERS.” 

RYAN (CONT’D) (reads a tablet computer) 

We’ve received thousands of responses. 

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BILL
God is a bigger than all Big Things 

together, but the Thing(S) we seek are those created by his children. For those who answered this way, let’s just say, you’ll be awarded STARs for your good play. 

RYAN That’s very generous. 

A number of folks answered: “God” 

or 

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BILL
It’s easy to mint ‘em, we don’t 

even print ‘em, so if it helps play, to give ‘em away, then many more STARs we will pay. 

A video of a person pops up on the right and left screens, then another. The counter reads: “0.3 MILLION DOWNLOADS.” 

BILL
And now let’s show y’all, the first 

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Big Thing that started it all. 

A video begins on the screen displays rugged terrain. 

EXT. OPENING OF A LARGE CAVE IN WILDERNESS - DAY 

A Caveman swings his club knocking another caveman to his knees, then he swings knocking him out. 

The Caveman grabs the arm of a Cavewoman. 

BILL (V.O.)
Man learned early, how to play 

EXT. GATES OF TROY - DAY 

Two armies await battle on the plain before the walls of the ancient city of Troy. 

BILL (V.O.)
Kings throughout history, replayed 

this story, of men giving their lives, for a single man’s victory. 

EXT.FViILLnAGaE NlEAR ADFOrRESaT f- tDAY 8 Demo Atilla the Hun leads his calvary through the village killing 

everyone around and torching the thatch roof structures. 

BILL (V.O.)
The carnage must make one wonder, 

about the productivity of plunder. 

burly, to win the girly. 

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The Caveman brings her to the mouth of his cave where five cavewomen watch their arrival. 

27. 

EXT. PARIS NEAR EIFFEL TOWER - DAY 

German tanks followed by troop trucks motor on this street beneath the Tower. 

BILL (V.O.)
While boys with their toys learned 

to play war games early, another gentler form was practiced in the 

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Boxes form a pyramid atop a table. Each box reads in large letters, “Mr. Software.” 

BILL (V.O.)
...past century, know simply as the 

game by the name Monopoly. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY 

INT. RETAIL STORE - DAY 

Video heads fill the outside screens. Below each the captions read: “0.2 MILLION ONLINE” and “0.6 MILLION DOWNLOADS.” 

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RYAN
Monopoly? A game won by one. 

The counter on the center screen reads: “0 CORRECT ANSWERS.” 

BILL
(he reads the tablet 

computer)
Since everyone guessed badly, on this our premier, we should not appear, to be miserly, so we wisely confer STARs to every player. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE AND CrHEERS. 

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RYA 

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Worthless STARs. That’s generous. 

BILL
Because of the price, we can afford 

to be nice. And now next week’s clue, we will give to you, but for it to be worthy, a single one among you will be offered a query. 

The portrait of a Chinese girl lights up among the heads on the outer screens, then it fills the center screen. 

28. 

RYAN
What’s your name young lady? 

JENI LI Jeni Li. 

RYAN
You can ask one question? 

JENI LI
Is the next Big Thing a game or an 

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physical invention? 

BILL
The next one is not a social 

ordering mechanism, but physical inventions joining world schisms. 

RYAN
Thank you Jeni Li. I hope to see 

you all here next week to play... 

AUDIENCE
“The Next Big Thing(S).” 

BILL
You choose to play, you choose to 

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win. 

RYAN
Thank you and Good Night. 

INT. BILL’S TOWNHOUSE LIVING ROOM - DAY 

Bill sits in his lounge chair with the red video camera LED blinking at him. Phil and Jim’s video images project on the wall. 

JIM (FROM VIDEO WALL) ...over two mrillaiofn dtownloa8ded. 

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PHI 

L
In one week! That was our hope for 

(FR 

a quarter. 

BILL
You ready to quit your job now? 

PHIL (FROM VIDEO WALL) I’ll have to talk with Tam, but I 

think so. 

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VIDEO 

WALL) 

29. 

BILL
Anyone respond to our job postings? 

JIM (FROM VIDEO WALL) Apparently thousands of engineers want to work for worthless STARs. 

BILL
They’re no longer worthless. 

JIM (FROM VIDEO WALL) Our applicants don’t know that yet. 

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BILL
We need to outsource a new hardware 

device. 

PHIL (FROM VIDEO WALL) Can’t we just stay focused on this? 

JIM (FROM VIDEO WALL) I agree with Phil, focus. 

BILL
This will put the Big in 

harmonySTAR’s Thing. 

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The video wall displays a picture of sunglasses with ear speakers hanging from the frame and two antenna-like wires projecting vertically with small spheres on the ends. The text below reads: “harmony* Viewers.” 

BILL
Can you see the drawing? 

PHIL (FROM VIDEO WALL) What the heck are Viewers? 

Bill taps his keyboard. Phil and Jim disappear. 

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PHIL (FROM VIDEO WALL) Stop that. Are those antennas? 

A red circle forms around the two antennae. 

Along with these glasses, come 

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A small green circle surrounds each antenna base. A blue circle forms around the spherical tips and a index finger points at each circle. 

BILL (V.O.)
But these are video cameras. 

JIM (FROM VIDEO WALL) I understand where you’re going. 

JIM (FROM VIDEO WALL) Send me the specs. 

BILL
You guys ready to join the show. 

JIM (FROM VIDEO WALL) I prefer to remain backstage. 

PHIL (FROM VIDEO WALL) Have you been taking your 

medication? BILL 

PHIL (FROM VIDEO WALL) 

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You do? 

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(picks up and shakes a prescription bottle) 

I hope these still work,
when our whole world’s berserk. 

PHIL (FROM VIDEO WALL) You need adult supervision. 

BILL
I relish your sober opinion. 

Jim’s and Phil’s images disappear from the wall. 

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Ryan and Bill watch Phil projected on the center screen. Video heads fill the outer screens. The counters read: “0.9 MILLION ONLINE” and “2.4 MILLION DOWNLOADS.” 

BILL
Now I am proud to say, a co-founder 

will join our show today, so without further delay, Phil Benoit is on display. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY 

31. 

Hi guys. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) 

RYAN
Welcome to the show. Are you ready 

to introduce the Second Big Thing? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Here it is. 

EXT. ANCIENT COBBLESTONE ROAD - DAY 

Roman soldiers swing axes into the ground while others install cobblestones nearby. 

A formation of Roman Solders causes pedestrians to scurry aside. 

BILL (V.O.)
... Transportation, we call it, 

The second screen plays a video of Roman soldiers working. 

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includes the invention, of wheels, roads, and boats. Roads constructed for war, 

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Oxen powered carts navigate between pedestrians. 

BILL (V.O.) (CONT’D) ...allowed commerce to travel more. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY
Ryan and Bill stand on stage with Phil on the center screen. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN)
If you answered transportation or 

wheels or roads or boats you Fireceive ten thousand STARs. 

Superim nal Draft 8 Demo CORRECT ANSWERS.” 

posed on Phil’s screen a counter reads: “65,436 

AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS. 

RYAN
Now it’s time to receive, the clue 

for Big Thing number three. 

32. 

BILL
The charity we created, provides 

technology to the uninitiated, building a world more integrated. 

RYAN Let’s take a look. 

An INSTALLER connects a black cable to an antenna on the roof. 

INT. OLD CHURCH IN VILLAGE - DAY 

The Installer connects a black cable to the back of a computer. An ELDERLY WOMAN watches while a line of people stretches out behind her. 

The Installer presses the computer’s power button. 

The Elderly Woman sits down in the chair. The Installer shows her how to move the mouse. 

EXT. OUTSIDE OLD CHURCH IN VILLAGE - DAY
The line extends around the church and down a dirt street. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY
The screen plays the video of the line and old church. 

Ryan and Bill step aside as a video projects on the screen. EXT. TOP OF OLD CHURCH IN VILLAGE - DAY 

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INSTALLER 

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Bueno. 

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BILL 

Networked computers were delivered there, and to many places of prayer. 

RYAN
They really want camputer access. 

BILL
They want to join harmonySTAR. 

Phil’s image replaces the church on the center screen. 

33. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) For almost worthless STARs? 

BILL
We will auction the question, to 

the largest contribution. For every dollar you hatch, a STAR we will match. 

RYAN
Make your voluntary contributions 

while we take a commercial break. 

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Superimposed across Phil’s chest a message reads: “Highest Donation - $100.” 

LATER. The message reads: “Highest Donation - $100,100.” 

RYAN
Any more donations? Our winner 

donated one hundred thousand and one hundred dollars to harmonySTAR.org. Who was it? 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Give me a second. 

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A man SKIP replaces Phil on the center screen. 

BILL (claps) 

Thanks for your generosity. AUDIENCE APPLAUDS. 

SKIP (FROM SCREEN) Thank you for the worthless STARs. 

RYAN
Congratulations, you get to ask the 

question. raft 8 

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Who invented the third Big Thing? 

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BILL
To narrow an inquiry you make, but 

a rounder response we will take. These people’s gift would be heralded for thousands years, but this gift so famous would bring down a palace, while that which we seek would bring down them all. 

OM 

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34. 

RYAN
You know the drill. Good Night. 

BILL
Spread the Word, Spread the Wealth. 

Choose to play, choose to win. AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND CHEERS. 

INT. CUBICLE IN CIA HEADQUARTERS - DAY 

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DARWIN and MATT turn toward each other while the show credits roll on their computer screens. 

MATT What do you think? 

DARWIN
Beware of Greek’s bearing gifts, 

the Trojan Horse. But what does it mean to bring down them all, a more powerful weapon? 

Matt turns to his computer. MATT 

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(he types)
We know its Greek... Inventions. 

Darwin turns and types on his keyboard. 

MATT Bricks, anchors. 

DARWIN Catapults? Dice? 

MATT
Could it be philosophy? 

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Did it bring down palaces? DAWN DEARBORN steps into the cubicle. 

DARWIN 

DAWN Palaces? 

DARWIN
We were discussing “The Next Big 

Thing(S).” 

35. 

DAWN What’s that? 

DARWIN
A TV show that claims to have 

invented it. 

DAWN
How is the trace going? 

Darwin turns and types on his keyboard while Dawn looks over his shoulder. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY 

Video heads fill the outer screens. The counters read: “3.7 MILLION ONLINE” and “21.2 MILLION DOWNLOADS.” 

The arched “harmony*” logo occupies the center. APPLAUSE. 

(claps) Congratulations. 

DARWIN 

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I got it. 

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RYAN 

RYAN
It’s time to answer the question. 

BILL
This Third Big Thing remains 

uncompleted, even 28 centuries after it was seeded. 

The screen displays a video image of Colonial Philadelphia. 

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INT. CONTINENTAL CONGRESS BUILDING - DAY 

A line of men wait to sign the Declaration of Independence. 

BILL (V.O.)
America did not create, the first 

democratic state. 

EXT. HILLSIDE SPARTA GREECE - DAY Ancient Spartans vote aloud. 

36. 

BILL (V.O.)
Seven hundred years before Jesus, 

the people of Sparta governed by people’s vote, creating the Big Thing called democracy. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY
Phil’s image fills the screen. 

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RYAN 

We’re out of time gentlemen. 

PHIL (FROM SCREEN) Guess the Fourth Big Thing for 

STARs. 

BILL
(he spreads his arms) 

Choose play and win. Spread the word, spread the wealth. 

RYAN
Good night everyone. 

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RYAN
And the Fourth Big Thing is... 

The screen shows the ancient city of Mainz, Germany. 

INT. OLD ROOM IN MAINZ BUILDING - DAY 

Johann Gutenberg removes a pages from his printing press and studies it. 

PHIL (V.O.)
He made little money from his 

invention. 

INT. STUDIO - NIGHT
The Gutenberg video plays on the screen behind them. 

INT. STUDIO - DAY 

Final BILL (V.O.) Gutenberg printed his Bible and 

uld beyond. 

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37. 

LATER. 

Dearborn, I’ve got a project for your geeks. 

DAWN (stands) 

We’ll get right on it Sir. 

ute 

rs 

RYAN
Next week we reveal the fifth Big 

Thing. It’s worth ten thousand STARs. 

PHIL
And one hundred thousand STARs to 

anyone who guesses The Next Big Thing. 

BILL
Next week Our Big Thing you will 

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view.
(spreads his arms) 

Spread the word, spread the wealth. You choose. 

INT. CIA DIRECTOR’S OFFICE - DAY 

The DIRECTOR listens on his phone and leans back in his chair behind a mahogony desk. DAWN enters the office. He motions for her to sit and she does. 

DIRECTOR
Thank you. Have a good day. 

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Demo 

cr 

een 

(hangs up the phone) 

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INT. CIA COMPUTER RESEARCH CENTER CUBICLE - DAY
MATT notices Dawn stepping into a large cubicle brimming with 

s.
types away oblivious to Dawn’s arrival. 

MATT Morning boss. 

DAWN
Good morning Matt, Darwin? 

Dawn puts her hand on Darwin’s shoulder. Darwin turns and quickly removes his earphones when he notices Dawn. 

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DARWIN Sorry Miss Dearborn. 

DAWN
Have you heard of harmonySTAR? 

Darwin and Matt look at each other. 

DARWIN
We’ve heard of them, why? 

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I need you to hack into their computer network. 

Matt and Darwin LAUGH. 

DARWIN (looks at Matt) 

Should we plead the fifth? 

MATT
We already tried boss. The 

network’s secure end to end. 

DAWN 

DAWN
Under who’s authority. 

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DARWIN
They’re offering one million STARs 

to crack their computer network. 

DAWN STARs? 

INT. LOGAN’S CORNER OFFICE - DAY
Logan comes around his desk to greet Ryan, Phil, and Bill. 

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RYAN Thanks boss. 

LOGAN (shakes with Bill) 

I haven’t figured it out. 

BILL What’s that? 

Yo 

(shakes hands with Ryan) 

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39. 

LOGAN If you’re crazy. 

(shakes Phil’s hand) Nice to meet you Phil. 

PHIL
Nice meeting you too. 

Bill pulls a blue box from under his arm and hands it to Logan. 

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Logan opens the box. He puts on the Viewers and throws the 

box on his desk. 

LOGAN
Is this THE Next Big Thing? 

Logan removes his viewers and places them on his desk. 

BILL
Tune in to next week’s show. 

LOGAN
Mr. Parker would like us to join 

him for lunch. 

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EXT. TOM PARKER’S DRIVEWAY - DAY 

Ryan, Bill, and Ryan emerge from a black stretch limo in the circular driveway in front of the mansion. 

EXT. TOM PARKER’S BACK PATIO - DAY
A lavishly appointed patio table overlooks the pool. 

TOM
(motions for them to sit) 

Please. 

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Ryan and Logan sit. Bill hands a blue box to Tom. 

TOM
(opens the box and puts on 

the Viewers)
I can’t see anything. 

BILL Watch our next show. 

PHIL We’ll be ready then. 

40. 

The Waiter places salads in front of each person. 

TOM
(raises his wine glass) 

To our fastest growing TV show... 

LOGAN
(raises his wine glass) 

To The Next Big Thing(S). 

RYAN
(raises his wine glass) 

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To The Next Big Thing(S). 

TOM So what is it? 

BILL
(sips from his water 

glass)
I’ll give the world one clue, Beware the Ides of March. 

INT. BILL’S SUV - DAY
Bill drives Phil toward LAX on the 405 Freeway. 

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BILL
We’re being followed. 

PHIL
You’re being paranoid. 

Bill speeds up and changes lanes. He speeds more. Phil looks back and sees a gray van speeding in pursuit. 

PHIL Okay. 

BILL
It’s time for us to disappear. 

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EXT./INT. BILL’S TOWNHOUSE DRIVEWAY, GARAGE - NIGHT 

The garage lights up and the door opens. Bill’s SUV pulls in. 

Bill stares at a gray van parked across the street. 

41. 

INT. SANDY HAWAIAN BEACH - NIGHT
Bill, Phil, and Jim stand in the sand by a moonlit ocean. 

BILL
How was your flight? 

PHIL
I got upgraded. They recognized 

me. 

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JIM 

Congratulations, you’re famous. 

PHIL
They’re following me now. 

JIM
I was expecting this. 

PHIL
You’re being watched too Jim. 

JIM
No. But I’m taking my family 

PHIL
What about the show? 

BILL
After next week’s show, we 

broadcast it from STARearth. 

PHIL
Where will you guys go? 

underground. 

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BILL
We should all go underground. 

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INT. BILL’S TOWNHOUSE DINING ROOM - NIGHT 

Bill removes his Viewers and places them on the dining table. He sits down before his computer and clicks on a large phone icon. A video image of Harmony consumes his computer screen. 

Hi daddy. 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) 

u nee 



42. 

BILL Hi Harm. 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) We’ve been watching your show, but 

we’ll miss the next few episodes ‘cause we’re going to Mozambique. 

BILL
You guys need to be careful. 

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Famous. 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) 

Dad, we’ve been there before. 

BILL
You may become a target because of 

me. 

Why? 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) 

BILL
I’ve become very rich and... 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) Have you been taking you 

medication? 

BILL
I’m going to send you Viewers. 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) What are Viewers? 

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BILL
...a threat to powerful interests. 

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ow. 

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You’ll find out on next week’s 

HARMONY (FROM SCREEN) But we’ll be in Africa. 

BILL
Just find a WiFi connection. 

43. 

INT. STUDIO FOR BUSINESS REPORT - NIGHT 

Five men sit around an oval table. TIM LAMPERT presides at one end. 

TIM LAMPERT
Welcome to “Business in the News.” 

I’m Tim Lampert. We have a special panel for you tonight. First, James Goldman, a former hedge fund manager and popular TV commentator. 

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JAMES smiles and nods rapidly. 

TIM LAMPERT Former and legendary Federal 

Reserve Chairman Alan Greenberg. ALAN smiles and nods once. 

TIM LAMPERT
And finally I’m very happy to have 

STEVE WORKMAN founder and CEO of Orange Computer. 

STEVE 

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TIM LAMPERT Gentlemen, what IS the Next Big 

Thing? 

JAMES
I saw the show. I even signed up. 

I don’t get it myself. It’s an internet community. 

TIM LAMPERT Alan, what do you think? 

(nods) 

Thanks for having me. 

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ALAN 

I do not possess the technology background to answer the question. 

TIM LAMPERT
So it’s technology. Steve? 

STEVE
I haven’t seen the show, but 

apparently they described it as “beyond the internet.” Their software’s interesting, but THE Next Big Thing, I doubt it. 

44. 

JAMES
Not all these Big Things are tech. 

The first was monopoly and the third, democracy. 

TIM LAMPERT
Could THE Next Big Thing be some 

new social order? Maybe something new in economics, Alan? 

ALAN
I find it hard to imagine the 

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dismal science harboring an undiscovered Big Thing, but such an advance might be possible. 

JAMES STARs. 

The entire panel LAUGHS. 

INT. STUDIO - NIGHT 

One screen displays the arched “harmony*” logo. In the other a video plays showing stars in outer space. 

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Ryan, Phil, and Bill wearing Viewers stand together in the spotlight. 

RYAN
(removes his Viewers) 

Tonight we have a very very special show. We’ll reveal the Fifth Big Thing for ten thousand STARs. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

RYAN (CONT’D)
And a television first, for one 

hundred thousand STARs, THE Next 

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AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

PHIL
(removes his Viewers) 

Worthless STARs. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL
You know that’s no longer true. 

Big Thing. 

45. 

PHIL
What are they worth then? 

BILL
How many Members do we have? 

PHIL
(puts on his Viewers and 

points his index finger 

forward) Fifty Million. 

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RYAN Fifty million, wow! 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL
(points his index finger 

forward)
If harmony*’s worth 75 billion, then 72 billion backs the STARs. 

RYAN How is that? 

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PHIL 

We donated all but a billion of our equity to back the STARs. 

RYAN
My STAR account owns a piece of 

harmonySTAR? 

BILL
Our average member’s STARs are 

worth $1,400. Now that’s average, some of our early members are already worth over thirty thousand. 

The screen behind switches from stars in space to green dollar signs, then back to stars, then dollars. 

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RYAN Dollars? 

PHIL
A couple of right answers and 

splits would account for that. 

RYAN Splits? 

46. 

BILL
A two for one split every week. 

RYAN Why? 

BILL
To reward our early adopters, the 

innovators. 

RYAN
I suppose all the good money’s 

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already been made? 

BILL
Far from it. Fifty Million out of 

six billion, you do the math. 

RYAN
So if I join now, I’m still early. 

BILL
Over ten splits before the end of 

our season. Unless we get cancelled. 

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RYAN
Apparently our audience does not 

think that likely. Is everyone ready for the Fifth Big Thing? 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

The screen behind switches from stars in space to green dollar signs, then back to stars, then dollars. 

BILL
It’s Capitalism. Adam Smith 

AUDIENCE LAUGHTER. 

Fin 

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What is Internet Capitalism? 

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47. 

RYAN
Coming up after our commercial 

break, THE VERY NEXT Big Thing. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

RYAN
Welcome back. I can tell you I’m 

excited. What is it? 

PHIL
Our fifty million members computers 

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connect to the internet and wireless access. We’ve created a massively parallel networked supercomputer available on demand. 

RYAN
Can you explain that in English? 

BILL
It’s like having a supercomputer in 

your back pocket. 

RYAN
Why would I want that? 

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BILL For more power. 

(raises his Viewers)
We’ll be tapping into that power with these. 

RYAN
(waving his Viewers) 

What are these thingees? 

BILL
We call them Viewers. We’ve got an 

extra pair Ryan. 

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Bill pulls Viewers from his pocket and hands them to Ryan. 

RYAN
Any volunteers from the audience? 

Ryan looks into the audience and points at a young lady raising her hand. She runs up to the stage. 

RYAN What’s you name? 

48. 

JENNIFER
I’m Jennifer Lawry. I just want to 

say I love these guys. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

RYAN
Did you get the fifth Big Thing? 

JENNIFER Capitalism? No. 

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RYAN
For helping us demonstrate these, 

(hands her the Viewers) we’ll invite you back next week anyway. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL
Everyone ready? The audience will 

see what Jennifer’s sees. Ready? 

Ryan, Phil, Jennifer, and Bill don their Viewers. 

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The CAMERA now sees through Jennifer’s eyes as she looks down 

at her feet, her breasts, and inspects her arms and hands. She looks into the audience. 

BILL (CONT’D)
Jennifer, where in the world do you 

want to go today? 

JENNIFER I can pick anywhere? 

BILL Go for it. 

JENNIFER
The top of Mt. Everest. 

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BILL
Computer, Realize Mt. Everest. 

EXT. TOP OF MT. EVEREST - DAY 

Jennifer’s Viewers see Ryan and Phil through windblown snow. Jennifer’s Viewers observe Bill’s bare arms and legs. The Viewers are not visible. 

49. 

RYAN
Wow! What happened to our Viewers. 

PHIL
The computer edits them out. 

BILL
To make the experience more real. 

PHIL
But not so real that we freeze our 

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butts off. 

Sick! 

JENNIFER (V.O.) 

RYAN Where are we? 

BILL
In a new state of harmonySTAR, Mt. 

Everest on STARearth. 

PHIL
It’s a virtual reality replication. 

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BILL
Some parts are under construction. 

PHIL
You can buy your own Viewers online 

now at “www.harmonySTAR.com.” 

RYAN
What do you think Jennifer? 

A gust of snow-laden wind blows upon the foursome. 

RYAN 

You’ve got the whole world? 

Final 

RYAN That’s good right? 

Jennifer nods causing the CAMERA VIEW to move up and down. 

RYAN (CONT’D)
Is this THE Next Big Thing? 

BILL Computer, end program. 

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ry 

sick. 

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50. 

INT. STUDIO - NIGHT
Ryan, Jennifer, and Phil remove their Viewers. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL You choose. 

(spreads his arms) Spread the word... 

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urns t 

AUDIENCE 

Spread the wealth.
The lights dim and Ryan accompanies Jennifer off the stage. 

BILL You ready. 

PHIL
I’m taking Tam and the boys... 

BILL Don’t tell me. 

(shakes Phil’s hand) Good luck. 

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EXT. BILL’S TOWNHOUSE DRIVEWAY - NIGHT 

The garage door opens as Bill’s SUV pulls into the driveway. A gray van remains parked across the street. 

EXT. BILL’S TOWNHOUSE PATIO - NIGHT 

Bill scans houses and lit up granite mountains for activity. He runs across the lawn, jumps a small wall, and disappears. 

EXT. DRAINAGE TRENCH - NIGHT 



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EXT. CABIN IN FOREST - NIGHT 

The truck stops at a cabin at the end of a long dirt driveway. The passenger door opens. 

INT. WHITE PICK UP TRUCK - NIGHT 

Standing outside the truck, Bill leans in and shakes Jeff’s hand. 

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JEFF 

The cabin’s fully stocked. 

BILL
Thanks for everything. 

JEFF No problem. 

Bill pulls a business card with scribbled writing from his shirt pocket. 

BILL
Remember that equity I promised you 

when I began this adventure? 

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BILL (CONT’D) (hands Jeff the card) 

Your now worth over ten million dollars. 

JEFF Thanks. 

BILL
Thank you for having faith in me. 

Jeff nods his head. 

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EXT. CABIN IN THE FOREST - NIGHT 

Bill watches the white truck traverse the dirt driveway. 

INT. CIA DIRECTOR’S OFFICE - DAY
Dawn stands before the Director sitting behind his desk. 

DIRECTOR
Have your kids cracked harmonySTAR? 

52. 

DAWN
Not yet Sir. The boys ordered some 

Viewers. 

DIRECTOR Viewers? 

DAWN
They might help us access their 

computer network. DIRECTOR 

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Can they help us find Bill Star? 

DAWN
We’ll do our best Sir. 

INT. STUDIO - NIGHT
Ryan stands alone on the stage with Viewers on. 

RYAN
The bad news is that Bill and Phil 

will not be joining us on stage. 

The good news is on STARearth when 

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we reveal the sixth Big Thing. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

RYAN (CONT’D) Congratulations to this week’s 

winners who all received Viewers.
Ryan claps and scans the Viewer clad AUDIENCE APPLAUDING. 

RYAN (CONT’D)
Activate your Viewers. Computer, 

Fairbottom Bobs, England, 1760. 

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Ryan, Phil, Bill stand near an old structure that looks like an oil well pump. The audience sits in their seats suspended in air. 

BILL
We’re looking at a Newcomen 

atmospheric engine, one of the earliest steam engines. 

PHIL
James Watt refined this design. 

EXT. FIELD IN ENGLAND - DAY 

53. 

LATER. 

BILL
Engines powered the Industrial 

Revolution. 

RYAN
Join us next week for... 

AUDIENCE The Next Big Thing(S). 

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BILL Now? 

AUDIENCE You choose. 

BILL (spreads his arms) 

And? 

AUDIENCE
Spread the word, spread the wealth. 

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EXT. MOBILTEC TOWER NEAR FREEWAY - DAY 

The sun glistens on the dark shaded windows of the building. 

INT. MOBILTEC’S CEO OFFICE - DAY 

Sitting at his desk TED GANDER opens a blue box and removes Viewers. 

EXT. ORANGE COMPUTER BUILDING - DAY
An Orange sign stands prominently above the building. 

INT.FOiRANnGEaCOlMPUTERDCrEO’aS OfFFtICE -8DAYDemo Steve Workman opens a blue box, removes Viewers, and puts 

them on. 

EXT. FINDIT COMPLEX - DAY
The silver windows of two buildings gleam in the sun. 

54. 

INT. FINDIT CEO OFFICE - DAY 

ERIC SMITH opens a blue box, pulls out Viewers, and dons them. 

EXT. FRONT YARD OF HOUSE IN LOS ALTOS, CA - DAY Ted, Eric, and Steve survey their surroundings. 

STEVE
I built my first computer in that 

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garage. 

TED
(shakes Steve’s hand) 

Why did they bring us here? 

STEVE
They’re probably fishing to be 

acquired. 

TED (looks at Eric) 

Why would they bring in a Search company? 

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ERIC
I could ask you the same question. 

TED
You think they’re trying to start a 

bidding war? 

Bill and Phil appear on the lawn nearby. 

BILL
Sorry we’re late gentlemen. 

Bill and Phil shake hanrds awitfh tTed, Eric, and Steve. 

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BIL 

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Thanks for taking time to meet us. 

(CO 

STEVE
Thanks for the Viewers. I’m on 

your waiting list. 

BILL
We’re shipping ten million a week 

and we still can’t keep up with demand. 

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55. 

STEVE
What’s on your agenda today? 

BILL
I would like to license our Viewer 

technology to your companies. 

PHIL
Under very favorable terms. 

TED What’s the catch? 

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BILL
We would like for you to consider 

an acquisition proposal. 

STEVE
Why would we acquire harmonySTAR? 

BILL
I’m afraid you misunderstand. We 

wish to acquire your companies. 

STEVE
(looks at Ted and Eric) 

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Our combined market cap exceeds two 

hundred billion. 

BILL
I suspect we’re worth double 

that... this week. 

TED
Are you offering cash or stock? 

BILL STARs. 

Ted, Eric, and Steve LAUGH.
BILL (CONT’D) 

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If you put our proposal to your shareholders for a vote, then we license our Viewers on favorable terms. 

STEVE
Our shareholders would never go for 

it. 

56. 

BILL
That’ll be our problem. You get 

the license either way. Isn’t this an offer you cannot refuse? 

EXT. TOM PARKER’S BACK PATIO - DAY 

Tom wears a bathing suit and relaxes on a lounge chair when his CELL PHONE RINGS. He picks it up and answers. 

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TOM 

How are you this afternoon? (he listens) 

It’s one of our most popular shows. (he listens) 

That’s blackmail. (he listens) 

When did you start policing the airwaves? 

(he listens)
Thanks for ruining my day. 

Tom closes his silver cell phone, opens it, and speed dials. 

TOM (CONT’D) Good afternoon Logan. 

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(he listens briefly)
I want you to cancel the remaining episodes of “The Next Big Thing.” 

(he listens)
This decision’s mine, and it’s not open for discussion. 

(he listens) Goodbye Logan. 

INT. MALL OF AMERICA - DAY 

Bill, Phil, and Jim look out over the mall from the top floor. The stores remain empty with signs such as “Reserved for SHOPMART,” ”Reserved for FAMOUS COOKIES,” etc. 

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The “ORANGE Computer” store bustles with activity. A shopper leaves carrying a translucent bag with a blue box inside. Another shopper leaves with the same booty. 

JIM Watch this. 

Three green stars flash above the head of each person and they emit the SOUND OF A SLOT MACHINES DROPPING COINS. 

57. 

JIM (CONT’D)
Anytime we show up, we reward STARs 

to folks in the area, the city, and the entire country. 

PHIL Why three STARs? 

Bill gazes pensively at the throngs carrying blue boxes. 

JIM
One for each of us. 

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(looks at Bill)
I expected more a little more enthusiasm. 

BILL
Our show’s been cancelled. 

JIM
Then I’ll never get to be famous 

like you guys. 

PHIL
It’s no blessing when it’s time to 

broadcasters for free. 

JIM
We can use the internet too. 

PHIL
Or we could just retire. 

BILL
Not until we accomplish the 

go underground. 

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BILL
We can offer the show to 

mission. Let’s get ourselves some Fi uniforms. 

Bill ta nal Draft 8 Demo attempt to catch up. 

kes off with a fast-paced gait while Phil and Jim 

PHIL What mission? 

Oblivious to question and his partners, Bill turns to enter a “CASUAL BOUTIQUE” store. 

58. 

EXT. TOM PARKER’S BACK PATIO - DAY 

Logan emerges from the back patio door. He takes a seat at the table. Tom puts down his newspaper and sips his coffee. 

TOM
How did he take it? 

LOGAN
He asked me to give you a message. 

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What’s that? 

TOM 

LOGAN
“Beware the Ides of March.” 

INT. WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

The PRESIDENT presides at the end of the conference table that includes the Director and other officials. 

The ATTORNEY GENERAL stands at the other end where a picture of Ryan, Phil, and Bill on the stage projects on the screen behind him. 

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PRESIDENT
How can these TV guys buy three 

great American technology companies? 

ATTORNEY GENERAL Their chances of shareholder 

approval are slim. 

Why? 

PRESIDENT 

ATTORNEY GENERAL
No cash, no stock, they’re offering 

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shareholders STARs. 

STARs? 

PRESIDENT 

ATTORNEY GENERAL They call it their Internet 

Currency. 

PRESIDENT
Suppose the shareholder accepted 

these STARs, how can we stop them. 

59. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The combination does not appear 

anti-competitive. Justice could delay approval for a long time. 

DIRECTOR
These boys present other risks Sir. 

PRESIDENT
The Agency’s involved in this 

investigation. 

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DIRECTOR
They created a worldwide secure 

supercomputer network. Can the Chinese use it for weapons development, or worse, the terrorists? 

PRESIDENT
Why don’t we pick them up for 

questioning? 

DIRECTOR We can’t find them? 

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PRESIDENT 

Can’t you just pick them up at their show? 

DIRECTOR
The show has been cancelled Sir. 

PRESIDENT
That should shut them down. 

DIRECTOR
That still leaves them with a secure network of one hundred 

million personal computers. PRESIDENT 

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Then I suggest you locate these boys and shut their network down? 

INT. SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

Darwin and Matt sit at a small table wearing their Viewers. A wire attached to Darwin’s Viewers connects to a video camera on the table. 

Dawn enters and takes a seat across from Darwin and Matt who fail to notice her arrival. 

60. 

DAWN
You better be looking for Bill 

Star. 

Darwin and Matt quickly remove their Viewers and put them on the table. 

MATT We were just... 

DARWIN
I know how we can track them if I 

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can record their image with this. Darwin lifts up the camera. 

DARWIN (CONT’D)
All we need is a ticket to the 

show. 

DAWN
I heard on the news that it was 

cancelled. 

DARWIN
They found other broadcasters. 

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MATT
And you can get it on the internet. 

DARWIN
Anyone with Viewers can tune in, 

(lifts the camera)
but for this to work we must be in the audience. 

DAWN
How do you get into the audience? 

DARWIN
I need to guess the Next Big Thing? 

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INT. MALL OF AMERICA - DAY 

At the crowded “Mobil Cellular” booth, two young men leave with blue boxes under their arms. The flashing green STARs and FALLING COIN SOUNDS continue. 

Bill, Phil, and Jim emerge from the “CASUAL BOUTIQUE” store carrying a shopping bag and wearing matching flowered shirts and pale green shorts. 

61. 

BILL
Let’s go somewhere we can really 

move some STARs. 

PHIL
Computer, top of the Rockefeller 

Center.
Bill, Phil, and Jim disappear. 

Tourists crowd the perimeter of the building to gaze upon New York City. Phil, Jim, and Bill appear with their bags and flowery attire. 

Three green STARs flash over each person’s heads accompanied by a CACOPHONY OF FALLING COINS. Everyone watches the flashing green STARs. 

A green glow emanates from the streets below and the surrounding buildings where green lights strobe from high rise buildings. 

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EXT. TOP OF THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER - DAY 

A tourist points towards our threesome and the crowd turns their attention to them. 

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BILL
Computer, The Peak, Hong Kong, 

China. 

EXT. THE PEAK IN HONG KONG - NIGHT 

Green flashes emanating from the high rise buildings below turn the darkness into a green glow. A dull roar emerges from the CACOPHONY OF FALLING COINS. 

PHIL
Computer, top of Grand Hyatt 

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Shanghai. 

EXT. ATOP THE GRAND HYATT HOTEL IN SHANGHAI - NIGHT 

Phil, Jim, and Bill appear on the terrace surrounded by the city lights below. Flashes and a green glow emanates around them accompanied by a THUNDEROUS CACOPHONY OF FALLING COINS. 

JIM
Computer, Texas Stadium. 

62. 

The threesome disappears. The green glow and THUNDEROUS CACOPHONY stops. 

EXT. TEXAS STADIUM - DAY 

Bill, Phil, and Jim with their bags and flowery attire appear in a row of empty seats among the sell-out crowd. The rows in front and behind are empty as well. 

Three green STARs flash over the heads of most of the crowd. The FALLING COIN SOUND begins again. 

JIM It’s a pick. 

A Woman with STARs above her head shakes her Husband’s shoulder and points at the threesome. The nearby crowd spreads the news and many stand to get a better view. 

Some players along the sideline turn around and point toward our threesome. 

BILL What’s the line? 

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JIM
Computer, remove Viewer filter. 

Viewers appear on the players looking and pointing at our three. 

JIM (CONT’D) Computer, remove Virtual Person 

filter. 

How can they see us? 

PHIL 

The surrounding empty seats fill and above each a tower of Viewer clad people reacrhes into the clouds. 

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Everyone gets the best seats... 

JIM
...and we filter out the crowd. 

Computer, Default Settings.
The towers of virtual people and all the Viewers disappear. 

63. 

PHIL
Let’s try the world’s football. 

Computer, Azteca Stadium, Mexico City. 

EXT. AZTECA STADIUM IN MEXICO CITY - DAY 

Bill, Phil, and Jim settle in to watch the soccer play. Some fans nearby notice threesome. 

JIM Time to go. 

BILL
My turn. Computer, Maracana 

Stadium. 

Our threesome appear sitting in a row of empty seats. The row behind also remains empty while fans CHEERING IN SPANISH fill the remaining stadium seats. 

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Three green STARs flash above half of the crowd and the thunderous FALLING COIN SOUND begins. 

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EXT. MARACANA STADIUM IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DAY 

In the midst of empty seats, Bill, Phil, and Jim appear again. This time the crowd CHEERS and yell out in Portuguese. 

The soccer players below converge around one goal. Green STARs flash above man of the thousands of patrons accompanied by the THUNDEROUS SOUND OF FALLING COINS. 

Soon the crowd begins to point and stare at our threesome. 

BILL
I’m tired of sports. Let’s rock. 

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Computer, List Concerts. 

A list of bands and locations projects in the air in front of Bill. Bill taps his index finger on the line with the band “TBD” at “Earls Court Arena” in London. 

INT. EARLS COURT ARENA - NIGHT 

The boisterous crowd cheers as the band finishes a song. Bill, Phil, and Jim appear with their bags sitting in a section of empty seats. 

64. 

Three green STARs flash above almost all of the patrons as a DEAFENING SOUND OF FALLING COINS begins and drowns out the band starting the next song. 

The fans jump up, scream, and generally go nuts. The band stops playing. 

JIM
Computer, mute Slot Sounds. 

The FALLING COIN SOUND stops. The band starts again. 

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JIM (CONT’D)
Watch this. Computer, remove All 

Filters. 

Suddenly, Viewers appear on almost all of the people including all the band members. 

The band plays on with puzzled looks at the green flashing STARs above their heads and all around them. 

Above every seat a tower of sitting people rises to the roof and beyond. As these people towers reach the roof, partial torsos and legs, or just legs, or just feet hangs from the ceiling. 

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BILL
Talk about attendance going through 

the roof. 

EXT. BACK YARD OF HOUSE IN PHILADELPHIA - NIGHT 

Phil and Bill stand on a stage suspended ten feet in the air with the audience in their seats behind them. 

Matt and Darwin sit together in the front row. Darwin raises and aims his video camera. 

A heavyset old man with long hair gazes skyward through rain to the kite whose string he holds. A key hangs on the 





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Big thing number seven. 

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65. 

EXT. STREET IN OLD NEW YORK CITY - NIGHT 

The small stage supporting Phil, and Bill hovers ten feet above the street filled with horse drawn buggies. 

The glow from the only well lit house on the street reflects on the Audience seated behind the stage. 

PHIL
While many contributed to the 

Fin 

invention of electricity and electric light, Thomas Edison... 

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The entire street of houses and buildings light up brightly. 

PHIL (CONT’D) ...commercialized the technology. 

INT. CIA COMPUTER RESEARCH CENTER CUBICLE - DAY 

Dawn leans on the cubicle wall watching Darwin wearing Viewers and holding the video camera up. Matt wears Viewers too. 

Darwin puts down the camera and takes off his Viewers. 

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MATT That was sick. 

DAWN What happened? 

DARWIN
We got their signatures. 

DAWN
To the real world? 

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DARWIN
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MATT
A thunderbolt grounding on the 

Viewers. 

DARWIN
The charge might be traceable as it 

travels the Internet. 

DAWN Let’s do it. 

66. 

NEED TO HAVE NEWSPAPER “THE WHOLE WORLD SEEING STARS” DIRECTOR? DOES HE HAVE THEM ZAP HIM NOW BEFORE ECONO TERRORIST? 

INT. NEWS STUDIO - NIGHT
A NEWS ANCHOR reports the headlines. 

NEWS ANCHOR
STARs rained across the world 

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today. Bill Star and his friends 

were spotted... 

INT. DAWN’S OFFICE - NIGHT
Dawn’s computer screen plays the News Anchor’s report. 

NEWS ANCHOR
...in Dallas, Mexico City, Rio... 

Darwin and Matt saunter into her office. She pushes a key and mutes the sound. Darwin carries a pistol with a wire connecting at his Viewers. 

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Matt places a blue box on her desk. 

MATT
We’re pretty sure the next one’s 

the telephone. 

DARWIN
You can watch us zap Bill Star. 

MATT (looks at Darwin) 

Tell her. 

DARWIN
We have no evidence, one way or 

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another. 

MATT
The electric charge could harm the 

subjects, maybe even kill them. 

DAWN What are the odds? 

DARWIN
Very slim in my opinion. 

67. 

MATT
Probably, but we can’t know for 

sure.
Dawn opens the blue box and removes the Viewers inside. 

DAWN
(puts on the Viewers) 

I say we go and get our man. INT. LOGAN’S OFFICE - DAY 

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Sitting at his desk Logan picks up Viewers and puts them on. Bill Star appears standing in front of the desk. 

BILL Thanks for seeing me. 

LOGAN
You proved you don’t need us. 

BILL But I want you. 

BILL
I want you to run our Hollywood 

empire. 

LOGAN Your empire? 

Ryan enters the open door and walks to Logan’s desk. He sees Logan’s Viewers. Bill is not visible to Ryan. 

BILL
STARearth’s the stage. Add stories 

LOGAN 

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Fin 

es 

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Me? 

playeld by actors and the entertainment world will never be 

BILL (CONT’D)
Hey Ryan. I was just talking about 

you. 

Me? 

ame.
Ryan dons his Viewers and Bill appears next to him. 

th 

RYAN 

68. 

BILL Well actors. 

RYAN
Aren’t we all actors with the world 

as our stage? 

BILL
I propose to buy you. 

RYAN
I not really for sale Bill. 

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BILL
I just want your image, your voice, 

the computer will do the work. What do you really want? Name your price. 

LOGAN
You’re trying to buy my talent? 

BILL
I’m buying him for your empire. 

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EXT. BOSTON STREET IN 1876 - DAY 

Horse driven carriages traverse the street below a small stage hovering in the air where Bill, Phil, and Ryan bow. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

Nearby the interior rooms of a building are exposed to the view of thousands in the audience watching from suspended seats above the scene. 

Darwin and Matt sit together in the second row and Dawn watches from a few rows behind them. Darwin conceals his pistol. 

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL Mr. Watson... come here... I want 

to see you. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

Darwin raises his pistol and fires. A lightening bolt launches from the pistol, hits Bill’s head, deflects, and hits Phil’s head as well. Bill and Phil disappear. 

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL speaks into a contraption while Thomas 



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hi 

roo 

m. 

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69. 

The angry audience turns toward Darwin. Darwin disappears. Matt looks over at Dawn. 

INT. CABIN - NIGHT 

Clutching his Viewers with both hands, Bill collapses to the floor and his Viewers fall near his head. 

His body remains motionless. 

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INT. HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT 

Tamara watches the lightening bolt hit Phil on the television. She turns to Phil standing nearby with Viewers on. 

Phil falls to the floor. Tamara kneels down beside him. 

TAMARA
(shakes Phil’s shoulder) 

Phil. Phil. Wake up Phil. 

Phil’s eyes open and look at Tamara. He slowly rises to a sitting position. 

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INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - NIGHT 

Darwin and Matt appear sitting in a empty dimly lit conference room. A large screen on the wall displays a map of the United States. 

Wow! 

DARWIN 

MATT
(removes his Viewers) 

Executed like a professional. DARWIN 

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Let’s see if it worked. Computer, run trace. 

Darwin takes off his Viewers. Dawn appears in a seat beside Matt. She places her Viewers on the conference table. 

On the projected map a pair of red lights flash in New York City, two red lights flash in Chicago, two more in Denver, and a single red flashes in Los Angeles. 

MATT
Phil’s trace failed in Denver. 

70. 

DARWIN
Bill Star’s almost completed. 

DAWN
What does it tell us? 

DARWIN We need more power. 

MATT
Bill Star’s probably in southern 

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California. 

EXT. HILL OVERLOOKING HOLLYWOOD - DAY 

Ryan appears and looks around. Phil materializes ten yards away from Ryan. They walk toward each other. 

RYAN Are you okay? 

PHIL
Just a big bruise on my ass. 

RYAN
Any word from Bill? 

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PHIL
I haven’t. After that I should 

have. 

RYAN What happened? 

PHIL
An electric charge overloaded the 

circuits. 

RYAN
Possibly thosre government agents. 

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L What agents? 

PHI 

RYAN
They’ve been questioning folks at 

the studio. 

PHIL What did they ask? 

71. 

RYAN
Everything. From now on we should 

use STARplay for the show. 

PHIL What’s STARplay? 

RYAN
Did Bill even tell you that you 

bought me? Computer, STARplay studio. 

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INT. UNLIT EMPTY STUDIO - DAY
Ryan and Phil materialize in the darkness. 

RYAN
Computer, play Bill Star. 

Bill appears on stage dressed in his flowery shirt and shorts. 

BILL You choose. 

(spreads his arms)
Spread the Word, Spread the Wealth. 

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RYAN
Computer, freeze Bill Star. 

Bill becomes motionless with his arms stretched apart. 

RYAN (CONT’D) Take off you clothes. 

PHIL (removes shoes and 

unbuttons shirt) Why? 

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RYAN 

The STARplay program will captures physical image and voice characteristics. 

Phil’s clothes lie in a pile on the floor. Phil’s Viewers materialize. A bright light beams upon Phil’s naked body. 

The snakelike camera wielding antennas projecting from the Viewers spin around in circles to capture Phil’s barren image. 

72. 

COMPUTER (V.O.) Capturing Phil Benoit. Process. 

A large translucent screen with a list of phrases materializes before Phil. At the top “Process” is highlighted. The highlight moves as Phil completes each word. 

PHIL
Process. Thank you. Viewers. 

INT. CABIN - DAY 

HarmonySTAR. Evaluation. Application. 

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LATER.
Only two phrases remain on the list. 

PHIL (CONT’D) Good Day. Good bye. 

COMPUTER (V.O.) Phil Benoit Character captured. 

The light stops shining on Phil. Phil picks up his clothes and puts them on. 

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RYAN 

Now STARplay can run the show without us. 

PHIL
How is that possible? 

RYAN
We enter the script into STARplay 

and out comes the next episode of “The Next Big Thing(S).” 

PHIL
Where do we get the script? 

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Daylight shines upon Bill’s prone body on the floor. The Viewers lie nearby. 

Fr 

RYAN 

om
Phil frowns at Ryan’s revelation. 

Bill? 

73. 

INT. CABIN - NIGHT 

Moonlight glows casting soft light upon Bill’s body. Bill’s leg extends. 

Bill’s eyes open. He looks at the Viewers. He rises to a sitting position. 

INT. CABIN KITCHEN - NIGHT
Bill slides a cookie sheet with a frozen Shepard’s Pie into 

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the oven. 

INT. CABIN - NIGHT 

Bill picks up the Viewers lying on the floor and puts them on. He takes them off and flings them onto the couch. 

He unzips his bag and removes a silver star studded blue box. He pulls out a pair of silver Viewers and puts them on. 

BILL
(sits on a chair) 

EXT. NEAR SOUTH POLE ANTARCTICA - DAY 

Snow blows over a berm of ice. A snowmobile flies over it with Bill wearing his flowery shirt and shorts. 

Bill and his machine speeds across the flat white expanse. Two specs appear to his right and his left in the distance. 

Three snowmobiles slide laterally as the come to a stop. Phil and Jim pilot the other vehicles. They wear their matching uniforms. 

Computer, connect Phil and Jim. 

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They dismount and walk rto each other. 

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L You’re alive. 

PHI 

BILL
I’m glad to see you guys. 

JIM
They’re tracking you two. We 

shouldn’t hang out here too long. 

BILL
Do you have any idea who it is? 

74. 

JIM
Let’s see. The program originated 

from Langley, Virginia. So did that thunderbolt. You choose. 

PHIL
That’s not good. Maybe it’s time 

to quit? 

JIM
Nothing will stop them from zapping 

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on the next show. 

BILL
We’ll use STARplay. But I think 

I’ll sit out a few episodes. 

PHIL Why? 

BILL
A little misdirection and my 

absence may add some drama. 

JIM
Time to go. I disabled the visual 

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and audio alerts for our STAR 

rewards. 

PHIL
Those slot machines wer getting on 

my nerves.
Jim walks briskly to his snowmobile, gets on, and takes off. 

BILL
Hold on Phil. We need to go 

shopping. 

PHIL For what? r 

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BIL 

L
Computer, Mall of America. 

INT. MALL OF AMERICA - NIGHT 

Bill and Phil materialize in the mall wearing their flowery shirts and shorts. The nearby storefront sign reads: “Dr. MANN’s Virtual Plastic Surgery.” 

PHIL
It’s gotta be midnight here. 

75. 

BILL
You know STARstores never close. 

Bill leads Phil into Dr. Mann’s store. LATER. 

YOUNG BILL and YOUNG PHIL emerge from Dr. Mann’s wearing the flowery shirts and shorts. Their bodies appear over twenty years younger disguising their true identities. 

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They turn and look at one another. 

enters the room. 

YOUNG PHIL You look like a kid. 

YOUNG BILL
Now we can go anywhere without 

being recognized. 

YOUNG PHIL Just like Jim. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - NIGHT
Matt smiles while Darwin’s face appears dejected. Dawn 

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DAWN What’s wrong? 

DARWIN I’ve been locked out. 

DAWN (sits down) 

Locked out of what? 

DARWIN
The show... Arnd STARearth. 

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MAT 

T
(picks up the pistol from 

the table)
My turn to play assassin. 

EXT. NEAR GRANARY IN PONTECHIO, ITALY 1895 - DAY 

Ryan and Phil stand on stage hovering above the ground. A young man, Guglielmo Marconi, sits before a contraption with his hand paused above a lever. 

76. 

The enormous audience sits suspended in the air above the scene. 

A old man carrying a box and a rifle walks away from the granary to a hill. 

Dawn materializes in the front row of the audience. Then Young Bill appears in the seat beside her. 

Dawn’s head turns back and she makes eye contact with Matt a few rows behind her. 

shak 

NDS. PHIL (CONT’D) 

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DAWN Where’s Bill Star? 

YOUNG BILL They say he was killed, 

assassinated. 

DAWN Why? Who? 

The old man disappears over the hill. 

YOUNG BILL
The government. By the way I’m 

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Bi... Ben Young. 

DAWN
(puts her hand over to 

shake, then she laughs) Dawn DeLorean. 

YOUNG BILL They’re getting easier. 

PHIL
The Ninth Big Thing... 

Young Marconi taps the key on his contraption.
Dawn makes eye contact with Matt as his jacket opens. She 

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Radio. 

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UN 

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RYAN Join us next week. 

PHIL
You choose to play and win. 

(spreads his arms)
Spread the Word, Spread the Wealth. 

OU 

77. 

Ryan and Phil dematerialize. 

YOUNG BILL
Maybe I’ll see you next week? 

DAWN
If I can figure out the next one. 

Young Bill whispers in Dawn’s ear. INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - NIGHT 

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Matt and Darwin stare at Dawn as she removes her Viewers. From the screen the credits roll for “The Next Big Thing.” 

MATT
Why did you stop me? 

DAWN
We need Bill Star too. If he 

doesn’t show up next time, you can pull the trigger. The next one’s aviation. 

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An industrial park of reflective window clad buildings line the beach. A large white hanger identical to Moffit Field’s alongside a runway interrupts the row of buildings. 

A sign above the building adjacent to the hanger reads: “Project STARsearch.” 

Offshore a round tower of mirrored glass on a small island reflects the industrial coastline. Atop the tower a sign displays the arched “harmony*” logo. 

Sailboats and motor boats cruise by. 

INT.Fi- nHAaRMOlNY* TODWErR IaN TfHEtSALTO8N SEAD-eDmAYo 

A round penthouse conference room offers views of the water and coastline. Bill, Phil, Logan, Steve, Ted, Eric, Alan, and James Goldman sit at a large round table. 

BILL
Thank you all for coming. Jim and 

Alan, we invite you to join the board. 

EXT. SALTON SEA - DAY 

78. 

JAMES Where are we? 

BILL
On STARearth. A new Silicon 

Valley. You know this place as the Salton Sea. 

JAMES
(points at coastline) 

What is Project STARsearch, a new search engine? 

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Eric grimmaces. 

BILL
Not that kind of engine. We’re 

working on a warp drive STARship. 

STEVE We are? 

BILL
It’s the only practical approach to 

interstellar travel. TED 

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How do you expect to finance a space program? 

BILL
By selling tickets to the TV show. 

JAMES
I understand why you invited these 

gentlemen, but why me? 

BILL
To help us grow our nest egg into a 

war chest. 

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BILL
Ten billion to start. 

STEVE Ten Billion? 

BILL
To start. Could we make money if 

we knew the future? 

JAMES 

How big is your nest egg? 

79. 

Fin 

JAMES
How can you know the future. 

BILL
We’re creating it. Can we front 

run our own plan? 

JAMES What do you mean? 

BILL
All around us, all of this, is a 

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digital incarnation. This place on earth remains a smelly brackish body of water in the desert. Could we buy all the land with the plan to recreate this? 

JAMES I see no reason 

BILL Do you know how effect markets? 

why you couldn’t? STARearth will 

JAMES
New tech winners and losers? 

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BILL
What if I told you that the price 

of oil would crash? 

JAMES
You could make a fortune. 

ALAN
I understand why you want James, 

but why me? 

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Chairman of the Board. We need 

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ALAN
Why do you need my influence? 

BILL
Because we’re planning to blow up 

the world, figuratively of course. 

ALAN
Why must you blow up the world? 

enc 

80. 

BILL To win the games. 

JAMES What games? 

BILL
Capitalism. Democracy. Monopoly. 

PHIL Why must we win? 

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BILL
For the world to reach the next 

level. 

EXT. KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA - DAY 

Orville Wright climbs into a biplane on the sand. Ryan and Phil gaze at the audience from a suspended stage nearby. 

Thousands and thousands of sitting people reach into the stratosphere. Young Bill materializes in the seat beside Dawn. 

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YOUNG BILL I have connections. 

Dawn turns and makes eye contact with Matt a few rows back. 

YOUNG BILL (CONT’D) What are you looking at? 

DAWN
The nose bleed section. 

DAWN 

How did you end up next to me? 

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It doesn’t matter. They all have a 

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DAWN
Do you think Bill Star’s really 

dead? 

YOUNG BILL
He’s just playing with us. 

The biplane takes flight a few feet above the sand. 

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ont
Orville and his flying machine begin to roll. 

row 

w. 

vie 

81. 

DAWN
How could you know that? 

YOUNG BILL
I have a friend who knows him. 

EXT. CAPE KENNEDY - DAY 

YOUNG BILL Do you want him back? 

DAWN
Yeh. He’s fun to watch. 

YOUNG BILL
Maybe he’ll be back next week. 

The shuttle and rocket clears the launchpad. Dawn looks back 

The stage and audience now watch a rocket’s engines firing lifting a shuttle off the launch pad. 

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DAWN
Is he coming back to the show? 

to see Matt’s coat open. She shakes her head as they make 

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eye contact. Matt frowns and closes his coat. 

RYAN
Join us again next week. 

Young Bill whispers into Dawn’s ear and he disappears. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

Darwin stares at the map on the screen. Matt materializes a few seconds before Dawn. 

MATT
Why did you crall me off again? 

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DAW 

N
Bill Star’s alive. Next week we 

may get both of them. 

EXT. EMPIRE STATE BUILDING 1939 - NIGHT 

From a stage suspended in air near the top of the building, Bill, Ryan, and Phil gaze at the audience of thousands climbing into the night sky. 

82. 

Young Bill and Dawn sit next to each other in the front row with Matt a few rows back. 

The AUDIENCE APPLAUSE CONTINUES. 

YOUNG BILL (claps) 

You have a favorite place? 

DAWN (claps) 

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YOUNG BILL (claps) 

On STARearth. 

DAWN (claps) 

I’ve only seen these shows. 

YOUNG BILL You want to see mine? 

DAWN 

What do you mean? 

Sure. 

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YOUNG BILL
Meet me atop the Eiffel Tower after 

the show. 

DAWN
(makes eye contact with 

Matt behind her) Okay. 

RYAN Welcome back. 

(steps aside) Bill Star. 

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AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. Matt’s coat opens. 

BILL
Rumors of my demise have been 

greatly exaggerated. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

83. 

BILL (CONT’D)
This week I call upon all of you to 

vote on our proposal to convert harmonySTAR from a company into an Internet Nation, the State of harmonySTAR. Nation status will help us fight the malevolent forces... 

Matt draws his pistol and fires. A bolt of lightening 

feet. 

BILL (CONT’D) ...aligned against harmonySTAR. 

The lightening disappears and so does Matt. 

YOUNG BILL (looks at Dawn) 

I’ve gotta go. See you after the show? 

emerges from the pistol and strikes the stage beneath Bill’s 

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Dawn nods. Bill dematerializes. INT. CABIN - NIGHT 

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Bill’s sitting on a chair wearing his Viewers. 

BILL
Computer, end STARplay program. 

EXT. EMPIRE STATE BUILDING 1939 - NIGHT 

Bill, Ryan, and Phil dematerialize. The AUDIENCE MURMURS. Bill materializes again wearing the clothes that Young Bill wore. 

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Sorry to cut tonight’s show short. 

Ne 

ious
future. We must escalate this game to a new level. We must declare our independence. harmonySTAR must become an Internet nation. This week I ask you to vote on creating the world’s newest nation, harmonySTAR. Once again... 

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hre 

(points in the air) You choose. 

Bill spreads his arms apart and brings them back. 

aten o 

84. 

AUDIENCE Spread the Word... 

Bill spreads his arms again. 

AUDIENCE (CONT’D) Spread the Wealth. 

DAWN What happened? 

DARWIN
The show must have been pre- 

recorded. 

DAWN I’ve gotta go back. 

MATT 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - NIGHT
Matt and Darwin stare at Dawn wearing Viewers. She removes 

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them. The screen shows an empty stage. 

Why? 

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DARWIN
A date with your young friend? 

DAWN
He may lead us to Bill Star. 

EXT. TOP OF EIFFEL TOWER - NIGHT 

All alone atop the Tower, Young Bill gazes down at the Parisian lights. Dawn materializes nearby. 

YOUNG BILL You made it.r 

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N Wow. What a view. 

DAW 

They both look at the city lights. 

YOUNG BILL
Computer, initiate Auto Hollywood. 

85. 

INT. ROLLS ROYCE PHAETON ON SUNSET BLVD. - DAY 

Bill’s hands rest on the armrests of the Phaeton drives itself at a very high speed. Approaching a traffic light the color changes from red to green. 

A billboard features a picture of silver Viewers with a caption bracketing the image reading: “For a Better View, Orange Computer.” 

YOUNG BILL
A Phaeton. It’s a free demo. 

They lean as the vehicle executes a high speed left turn. 

EXT. RODEO DRIVE - DAY 

The Phaeton pulls to a stop in front of a “Casual Boutique” store. 

Bill 

to 

Cool car. 

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DAWN 

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A BLACK VALET wearing a red coat opens Dawn’s door and Bill approaches the sidewalk from behind the car. 

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YOUNG BILL (he throws the keys) 

Bring our next ride. 

BLACK VALET 

Yes Sir.
Young Bill and Dawn walk into the store. 

They walk out wearing matching flowery shirts and shorts. 

The Black Valet waits beside a stairway leading to the cockpit of a parked F35 Jet. 

BLACK VALET (CONT’D) Thank You Sir. 

A single green STAR flashes above the Black Valet’s head accompanied by a FALLING COIN SOUND. 

The Black Valet covers his face from the turbulence caused by the vertical lift off of the F35 Jet. 

Dawn settles into her seat. Standing atop the stairs, Young 

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86. 

INT. FIGHTER JET - DAY 

With Young Bill in front and Dawn behind, the jet flies across mountains and a desert at Mach 3. 

The jet dives to earth and levels as it crosses over the Hoover Dam. 

They cruise between the walls of the Grand Canyon. 

EXT. CANAL IN VENICE, ITALY - NIGHT 

The gondolier sing as he pilots the gondola carrying Young Bill and Dawn. 

DAWN Are you married? 

YOUNG BILL Divorced. And you? 

YOUNG BILL What’s that? 

DAWN
I’m a... lawyer. You? 

YOUNG BILL
I write stories. Next. 

EXT. NORTHERN POLAR ICE CAP - NIGHT 

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res 

To my job. 

BILL 

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Next. 

DAWN 

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YounFg Billnaand Dawn ride a silent snowmobile on trail along a river of water. They speed past a polar bear oblivious to 

en 

ce. 

An aurora borealis lights up the sky with a multitude of colors. 

The snowmobile jumps off the ice and lands in the water. The vehicle now operates as a jet ski. 

They power onto a snowy beach on an ice island. They slide to a stop. 

87. 

YOUNG BILL Computer, activate my house. 

The snowmobile disappears. Young Bill and Dawn now sit on a couch before a fire pit. Cream carpet covers the floor. This house has no walls, windows, or ceilings, just a floor and furniture. 

LATER. 

DAWN
It’s so peaceful, and isolated. 

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YOUNG BILL That’s an illusion. 

DAWN What do you mean? 

YOUNG BILL Computer, remove filter. 

Similar houses stack into the air above them. Houses and people occupy the icy coast across the water. Snowmobiles and jet skis traverse the water and terrain all around them. 

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YOUNG BILL (CONT’D) 

Computer, restore filter.
All the other houses, people, and vehicles dematerialize. 

DAWN
Have you met Bill Star? 

YOUNG BILL (shakes his head) 

Do you want to meet him? 

DAWN Sure. 

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YOUNG BILL 

I’ll see if we can get backstage. You wanna watch a movie. 

DAWN
I don’t see a TV. 

YOUNG BILL Computer, theater mode. 

The fire dims and the surroundings turn pitch black. A list of movies projects before them. 

88. 

Pick one. 

YOUNG BILL (CONT’D) 

Dawn reaches out, touches “Gone with the Wind,” and it lights up. A new list of the movie’s characters pops up. 

Bill taps “Scarlett,” it lights, then “Dawn Dearborn,” it lights. He repeats with “Rhett” and “Bill Star.” 

DAWN Where’s your name? 

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YOUNG BILL
I’m to young for that role. 

Computer, play demo. 

A three dimensional scene from the movie unfolds with Bill and Dawn. 

BILL
Frankly my dear I don’t give a 

damn...
Dawn stands up and Young Bill stands too. 

YOUNG BILL
Computer, end theater mode. What’s 

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wrong? 

The starry night sky and aurora borealis returns and the fire rises. 

DAWN
I have a brief to finish tonight. 

YOUNG BILL Okay. I’ll see you later. 

Dawn reaches out her hand to shake, Young Bill just looks at it, and she withdraws her hand. 

INT.FCiIAnCOaNFElRENCEDROrOMa-fDtAY 8 Demo Darwin and Matt stare at Dawn standing before them wearing 

Viewers. Dawn pulls off her Viewers. 

DARWIN
We thought you were lost in there. 

DAWN
I never realized how many places... 

89. 

DARWIN
Yea, there’s a whole world in 

there. While you were playing, we were working. You want to show her Matt? 

Darwin and Matt don their Viewers and Dawn follows suit. A frozen three dimensional image of Young Bill appears. 

Fin 

MATT
Your young friend may not be who he 

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appears to be. Change clothes. 

Young Bill’s clothes change to a flowery shirt and shorts. 

MATT (CONT’D) Add ten years. 

The face and body gain mass. 

MATT (CONT’D) Add twenty five years. 

The face and body gain mass. His hair thins and grays. 

MATT (CONT’D) Add moustache and beard. 

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Adding a gray moustache and beard makes the image appear as Bill Star. 

DAWN Bill Star. 

INT. PHIL’S HOTEL ROOM - DAY
A news report plays on the television. 

TELEVISION REPORTER (V.O.) Today the President declared his intention to block harmonySTAR’s 

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technology companies. Phil sits at 

a desk typing on his laptop keyboard. Tamara emerges from the bathroom wearing a towel. 

TAMARA When can we go home? 

PHIL I don’t know. 



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an 

90. 

TELEVISION REPORTER (V.O.) Arrest warrants have been issued 

for the company’s founders. 

TAMARA
You’re a wanted criminal now! 

PHIL It’s all bullshit. 

TAMARA
The kids are tired of going to the 

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amusement park every day. 

PHIL
I’ll hang out with you guys today. 

TAMARA That would be cool. 

EXT. AMUSEMENT PARK - DAY 

Young Phil and Tamara sit behind the two boys on a roller coaster speeding toward the earth below. 

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The roller coaster car pulls to a stop. Six men wearing 

suits runs to the car, yanks out the kids and Tamara, and escorts them quickly off the platform. 

INT. PHIL’S HOTEL ROOM - DAY 

Phil jerks off his Viewers and jumps up from his chair. He rushes to his balcony. 

EXT. NASCAR RACE TRACK - DAY 

Jim and Bill watch the race from the edge of the infield. Phil materializes beside themf. 

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You rang. You rang. 

LL 

BI 

JIM 

PHIL
They’ve got Tam and the kids. 

The lead cars speed past our threesome drowning them with ENGINE NOISE. 

91. 

PHIL (CONT’D) This is distracting. 

JIM
Computer, pause and record race. 

The scene freezes including the racing cars. 

JIM Where are you? 

PHIL In my hotel room. 

JIM
I suggest you relocate. 

PHIL
I’m done. I’ll give up. Shit! 

EXT. BEACH ON TROPICAL ISLAND - DAY
Jim, Bill, and Phil appear on this desolate sand beach. 

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They’re here. Phil dematerializes. 

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BILL
Cancel his secure access. Time for 

me to change locations. 

JIM
I’ll take care of it while I watch 

the race. 

INT. PHIL’S HOTEL ROOM - DAY 

Four suited men rush in surrounding Phil, handcuffing him, and roughly dragging him out of the room. 

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EXT. CABIN DRIVEWAY - NIGHT 

Lights shine Bill standing outside the cabin with a black bag. A white pick up truck slides to a stop by Bill. 

Bill throws his bag in the truck bed and gets in. 

INT. WHITE PICK UP TRUCK - NIGHT
A hood from his parka covers Bill’s head. 

92. 

BILL
Did you get the equipment? 

JEFF
The dish is installed on the boat. 

BILL
Thanks. How did you pay for 

everything? 

JEFF
I cashed in some STARs. 

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BILL I’ll pay you back. 

The truck pulls to a stop in a parking place. 

JEFF
(hands Bill a key) 

Here. Good luck. 

BILL
Thanks. I’ll need some. 

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Bill saunters along the dock with his black bag. He turns and boards a sailboat. 

EXT. MARINA ENTRANCE - DAY
The sun rises as Bill steers his sailboat by a rock jetty. 

EXT. SANDY BEACH ON TROPICAL ISLAND - NIGHT 

EXT. MARINA DOCK - NIGHT 

The moon reflects on the waves crashing onto the shore. Bill and Jim stand alone. 

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Where have you been? 

BILL
Moving. Any news on Phil? 

JIM
No. That lady your young alter 

ego’s been hanging out with? 

BILL What about her? 

93. 

JIM I ran a trace. 

BILL And? 

JIM
It ended in Langley. 

INT. WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

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The TREASURY SECRETARY presents to aa room of officials including the President and the Director. 

TREASURY SECRETARY The use of these Viewers has 

dramatically effected the world 

economy. People no longer drive to 

the movies and they don’t travel to 

meetings. They don’t watch TV. 

They buy digital cars and houses 

instead of the real thing. Even 

the phone call is becoming 

obsolete. Consumers, and even 

businesses, opt for free software 

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services and forgo the Internet for 

STARearth. Airlines, hospitality, media, auto manufacturers, home builders, communications carriers, technology, and oil companies have seen their revenues and profits plummet. 

A screen displays a chart of the Dow Jones Average, Nasdaq, and S & P. The ascending jagged lines show a sharp decline. 

TREASURY SECRETARY (CONT’D) Financial markets plummeted in the 

last two week driven by fears about harmonySTAR. raf 

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PRE 

T What are they afraid of? 

SI 

TREASURY SECRETARY Beware the Ides of March. 

PRESIDENT 

What? Disintermediation. 

DIRECTOR 

DEN 

94. 

PRESIDENT Disinter what? 

TREASURY SECRETARY Basically, the destruction of 

business models. 

DIRECTOR
It’s economic terrorism. 

DIRECTOR (points to the chart) 

Look at the destruction before us. More costly than all terror attacks in human history. 

Everyone stares a the chart of the falling markets. 

DIRECTOR (CONT’D) Declare harmonySTAR a terrorist 

PRESIDENT 

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Terrorism? 

enterprise and its leaders enemy combatants. 

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TREASURY SECRETARY HarmonySTAR’s becoming to an 

Internet Nation, whatever that means. 

DIRECTOR
We should declare War then. 

PRESIDENT
Not another war. We’ll designate 

it a “terrorist enterprise” and the leaders “enemy combatants.” 

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EXT. ALAMOGORDO NEW MEXICO - NIGHT 

A cylindrical bomb hangs from a steel tower in the midst of a desolate landscape. Ryan, Phil, and Bill stand on a suspended stage nearby. 

An audience surrounding the stage reaches into the stratosphere. Dawn sits in the front row beside two empty seats. The audience meter reads: “845,790,888.” 

RYAN Welcome back to... 

95. 

AUDIENCE
“The Next Big Thing(S).” 

RYAN With Phil. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

RYAN (CONT’D) And Bill Star. 

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BILL (motions for quiet) 

Welcome citizens. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL (CONT’D) Welcome to the State of 

harmonySTAR. AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL (CONT’D)
More than one billion of you voted 

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“YES” for nationhood. Congratulation citizens. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

RYAN
Bill, are you concerned that the 

President of the United States declared harmonySTAR a “terrorist enterprise” and you an enemy combatant? 

BILL
When did capitalism become a 

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terrorism? 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. Bill spreads his arm. 

AUDIENCE Spread the Word... 

Bill spreads his arms again. 

AUDIENCE (CONT’D) Spread the Wealth. 

96. 

RYAN
Are you ready for Big Thing number 

twelve? AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. 

BILL
It will blow you away. 

The steel tower disintegrates and fire engulfs the stage. High wind blows across the terrain. 

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A mushroom cloud forms reaching into the clouds. Young Bill materializes in the seat next to Dawn. 

Hi. 

YOUNG BILL 

DAWN
You missed the show. 

Bill materializes in the empty seat beside Young Bill. 

YOUNG BILL
I’d like to introduce you two. 

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Dawn this is Bill. Bill, Dawn. 

I’ll see you guys later. 

Young Bill dematerializes. Dawn looks over and sees Bill’s extended right hand. 

BILL Bill Star. 

Her hand collides with his. 

DAWN
(looks at Bill on the 

stage)
Dawn Dearbornr. How do you? 

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L It’s prerecorded. 

BIL 

DAWN
Are you prerecorded? 

BILL
How would I do that? 

DAWN
(points at the stage) 

How do you do any of this? 

97. 

Dust surrounds them impairing visibility. 

BILL
You want to get out of here? 

DAWN Sure. 

Bill grabs Dawn’s hand. They launch vertically into the air to meet the mushroom cap in the clouds. 

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EXT. CLOUDS ABOVE COLORADO - DAY
Bill and Dawn fly above the clouds over Colorado. 

EXT. SKY OVER POLAR ICE CAP - DAY
Bill and Dawn fly high over the snowmobiles and houses below. 

EXT. SPACE - NIGHT 

The darkness of space engulfs them as they circumnavigate the globe. 

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INT. OBSERVATION SPHERE - NIGHT 

Bill and Dawn land in the center of the carpeted floor near a burning fireplace. They sit in two chairs by the fire. 

DAWN What is this? 

BILL
Our newest space station. Doesn’t 

it give you a new perspective? 

BILL
It’s merely the beginning. 

DAWN
How does it feel to be an enemy 

combatant? 

BILL
I feel misunderstood, but I 

expected those in power to resist change. 

DAWN It’s beautiful. 

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98. 

DAWN
They call you an economic 

terrorist. 

BILL
(points to STARearth) 

Creating this is terrorism? Didn’t we improve cyberspace? 

If not us, then who? 

DAWN
Isn’t this too much power for 

someone with... uh... 

BILL
BiPolar Manic. When I get manic I 

tend to buy things I can’t afford, but these keep me in check. 

Bill moves his open right hand back and forth erasing the image of the Earth and replacing it with stars. 

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BILL
Is that better? No more terrorism? 

(shakes a perscription bottle) 

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It’s a form of salt. 

DAWN
What things did you? 

BILL
I tried to buy California, but that 

ended badly. How much are you worth Dawn? 

DAWN
What are you talking about? 

BILL
I want to buy you. Name your 

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price. I’ll make you a STAR. 

DAWN
Excuse me? Is this your casting 

chair? 

BILL
Sell me the rights to your image, 

your voice. That’s all, the computer will do the rest. 

DAWN A movie star? 

99. 

BILL A harmonySTAR. 

EXT. ALAN GREENBERG’S TOWNHOUSE FRONT DOOR - DAY 

Four suited Agents stand at Alan’s front door. Alan opens the door dressed in a maroon smoking jacket. 

The Agents push through the door and the door closes. 

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INT. ALAN GREENBERG’S TOWNHOUSE ENTRY - DAY 

Alan leans on wall with his hands and his feet spread apart while an Agent pats him down. 

LEAD AGENT
Mr. Greenberg, you are under 

arrest.
An Agent handcuffs Alan’s hands behind his back. 

ALAN
Is this about harmonySTAR? I have 

our investigation? 

ALAN Absolutely, what can I do? 

LEAD AGENT (motions to Agent) 

Accept the board seat and help us find Bill Star. 

The Agent removes the handcuffs. 

no plans to join the board. 

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LEAD AGENT
Will you agree to cooperate with 

Final 

INT. ALAN GREENGERG’S OFFICE - DAY
Agents work on computers and set up computer screens. 

LEAD AGENT Where are your Viewers? 

Alan points at the desk. An Agent reaches over and attaches a round button to the frame. The Agent puts them on. 

Of 

co 

ALAN 

urse. 

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100. 

The screens all display his view as the Agent looks at Alan and the Lead Agent. 

The Agent hands the Viewers to Alan. 

EXT. SPACE ELEVATOR ON LAKE - DAY 

A large translucent capsule stands vertically in a lake surrounded by rich green jungle foliage. 

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INT. INSIDE SPACE ELEVATOR ABOVE LAKE - DAY 

Bill, Logan, Steve, Ted, Eric, James, and Alan stand looking at the lake. 

BILL
Hold on everyone. Computer, launch 

elevator. 

The ocean comes in view as the elevator rises jungle. The island becomes a small speck off American coast. 

above the the Central 

The elevator passes through clouds. North America, South America, and the Pacific Ocean glisten below. 

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The edges of the Earth become visible as the darkness of space surround the elevator. 

The elevator slow as it reaches its destination. Space suited men work outside a large sphere connected by a tube to another smaller sphere. 

A tube above the elevator traverses about one hundred yards to translucent. Everyone in the elevator floats weightless. 

BILL (CONT’D)
The board members follow Bill through a door he opens at the 

top 

of 

the 



Follow me. 

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lev 

ator. 

INT. TUBE IN SPACE - NIGHT
The board members walk through the tube. 

INT. SPACE STATION OBSERVATION SPHERE - NIGHT 

The board members emerge from the tube and follow Bill to the round table in the center of the sphere. 

101. 

The blue earth glows below. Millions of twinkling star surround them. 

Four men in space suits work on the exterior of a large ring shaped space station. Four spokes connect with a much smaller ring with a sphere inside. 

The sphere reads: “Free Enterprise” 

(points at the sphere in the rings) 

This STARship will soon commence an intergalactic trip made possible by a nuclear powered Warp engine. 

TED
Warp as in faster the speed of 

light. 

STEVE Where are we? 

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BILL
At our new space station. 

BILL
By multiples we hope. Oh, excuse 

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me. I neglected to inform you that 

we’re being watched. Computer, disable Filters. 

AUDIENCE APPLAUSE. The surrounding space fills with seated audience members. 

JAMES Where’s Phil? 

BILL (CONT’D) He’s been captured by U.S. 

government agents. AUDIENCE BOOS. r 

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JAM 

We’re all wanted now, enemy combatants. 

AUDIENCE BOOS. 

BILL
If anyone wishes to resign from the 

board, now would be a good time. Just remove you Viewers as the world watches. 

ES 

102. 

Nobody disappears. 

BILL
Let’s give these brave men a hand. 

They each risk their freedom for your welfare. 

The AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS. 

BILL
Now let’s take this game to the 

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next level. 

STEVE The next level? 

BILL Computer, Play Risk. 

A huge globe materializes in space adjacent Earth. Colored and labeled countries appear as they would in the board game. 

Colored cubes of various quantities occupy each country. 

Red cubes blow up in Mexico. Black cubes move in from the south. 

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BILL (CONT’D) This is another variation... 

STEVE Of monopoly. 

After the last explosion black cubes occupy all the countries. 

BILL
One final winner, no more war. 

Bill rises and walks toward the two globes. 

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BILL (CONT’D) 

Computer, display Earth.
The board game globe dissolves and the Earth replaces it. 

BILL (CONT’D)
Computer, display balance of trade. 

Above STARearth in green it reads: “1,098,567,234” and the number rises. Above Earth the same number displays in red. 

103. 

BILL STARearth. 

(points to the globe below them) 

...enjoys an enormous surplus with... 

(points to Earth)
...the Earth that sustains us all. How’s our war chest doing Jim? 

JAMES
About a trillion dollars. 

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BILL
What are we invested in? 

JAMES
We just closed out all our 

shorts... 

BILL
In simple terms for our audience. 

JAMES
Short means we bet against the 

market and profited from the market crash. We have now switched to a 

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long position buy up to about twenty percent of most of the world’s companies. 

ALAN
Now we are betting on a market 

recovery? 

JAMES Right. 

ALAN
What if the market keeps declining? 

ALAN Why? 

BILL
Because we plan to make a tender 

offer for every company on Earth at double their current market value. 

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BILL 

That’s an extremely unlikely scenario. 

104. 

JAMES
Every company on Earth? 

BILL
I do not think we have time to pick 

and choose. Anyway, the sum of the companies will be worth more than the parts. 

STEVE
What about anti-trust laws? 

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BILL
Those laws were designed to protect 

consumers. We guarantee lower prices for consumers. 

JAMES
How do we get the support of 

management and shareholders? 

BILL
We will make them an offer they 

cannot refuse. To all citizens of 

harmonySTAR, should we buy all the 

companies on Earth? That is the 

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question. Now you choose.... 

BILL
One more thing. I implore all the 

leaders of the world to close your financial markets for one week. 

EXT. SAILBOAT IN PACIFIC OCEAN - NIGHT 

Bill leaves the helm. Sails down, the vessel rolls with the waves. The morning sun begins to emerge over the horizon. 

Bill dons his silver Viewers as he steps down into the cabin. 

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James stands in front of a computer keyboard and two screens displaying financial information. He deliberately dons his Viewers. 

EXT. SPACE STATION OBSERVATION SPHERE - NIGHT 

Bill and James stand elevated above the floor on a translucent disc shaped stage. 

105. 

The Audience sitting suspended in space extends into the stars. 

BILL
Over 85 percent of our citizens, 

more than one billion voted “Yes” our proposal to buying the world’s companies. 

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nsl 

JAMES
Are we ready for some trading? My 

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uc 

ent 

disc 

st 

(thrusts his right index 

finger down at imaginary 

keys)
Computer’s tied to our accounts around the world. Here... 

At the base of disc stage green numerals read: “$5,496,333,024,677.” 

A suspended flat screen image plays the Business News. 

JAMES
This will track our portfolio. 

BILL
That’s a lot. Over five trillion? 

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(claps hands)
Let’s show Jim our appreciation. 

The AUDIENCE CLAPS AND CHEERS. 

JAMES
European markets remain closed. 

BILL
Let’s see what’s happening on Wall 

Street.
EXT. BROAD AND WALL STREET - DAY 













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no 





The
lights. A projected image displays the “DOW,” “S&P,” and “NASDAQ.” 

A clock on the Exchange reads: “9:29,” then “9:30.” The tickers on the indexes begin to show green. 

BILL
They opened. Let’s buy. 



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106. 

JAMES
Let’s go. Buy ‘em all. 

(thrusts index finger down) 

Buy, buy, buy. 

The indexes show huge gains, Dow up 2400, S & P up 430, and Nasdaq up 780. The green numbers at the base of the stage grow beyond 7 trillion dollars. 

LATER. 

BILL
Do we really need tobacco 

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companies? 

JAMES
Good dividends, but is it worth the 

cost? 

BILL
It’s not worth it. We should sell. 

JAMES
Sell the tobacco. Sell it all. 

(thrusts down index finger) 

BILL
Did you see how far they took down 

tobacco? 

JAMES
Wow! Now that dividend’s tough to 

ignore.
Bill nods as he turns to the Business News. 

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Sell, sell, sell. 

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Fin 

y, 

(thrusts his index finger) 

JAMES
Buay tlhe toDbacrco. Buy it all back. 

Bu 



buy, 

buy 

The Business News expands creating a huge screen in the sky beside the suspended stage. 

BUSINESS NEWS REPORTER (FROM SCREEN) The President, on his way to 

tomorrow’s G8 Summit, will be holding a surprise news conference here on the White House lawn. 

107. 

Fin 

BILL
Any chance this is good for us? 

JAMES
Not much. Should we let some go? 

BILL
We can always buy it back. 

JAMES Sell it all. 

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ndI 

(thrusts his index finger) 

Sell, sell, sell.
The three indexes begin receding at a rapid rate.
In the suspended screen the President steps up to the podium. 

EXT. WHITE HOUSE LAWN - DAY 

PRESIDENT
Good morning. I have a brief 

statement. Then I will take a few 

questions. Earlier this week I 

declared harmonySTAR a terrorist 

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enterprise and its leaders enemy 

combatants. We captured one of the co-founders and soon they will all be in custody. Last night this self-proclaimed State of harmonySTAR announced plans to buy U.S. companies with STARs. Since harmonySTAR is an enemy of our nation, its offers are null and void. harmonySTAR will not be shopping in the United States. Now, first question. 

LADY NEWS REPORTER What about the acquisitions of Orange Computer, Mobiltec, and 

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shareholder approval? 

PRESIDENT
What part of “enemy combatant” do 

you not understand? Next. 

OLD MAN NEWS REPORTER Aren’t you stretching the 

definition of terrorism? 



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108. 

PRESIDENT
The economic toll of this terror 

far surpasses even 9/11.
The President points out at the reporters. 

EXT. BROAD AND WALL STREET - DAY
The three indexes are now all in the red and dropping fast. 

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BILL 

Why won’t the President let the shareholders vote? 

EXT. WHITE HOUSE LAWN - DAY 

LADY REPORTER (sliding Viewers atop her 

head)
Bill Star would like to know why you don’t let the shareholders vote. 

PRESIDENT
What’s that? Get her out of here. 

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Agents surround the Lady Reporter and escort her away. 

ANOTHER REPORTER
Any comment on this morning’s stock 

market activity? 

PRESIDENT
It’s nice to see the gains after 

the recent declines. 

ANOTHER REPORTER
Mr. President, the markets are all 

down, substanrtiallfy. 

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PRE 

SI 

DEN 

T
What? That’s all folks. We have a 

plane to catch. 

EXT. BROAD AND WALL STREET - DAY 

In the street below, the traffic’s gridlock with crowd’s on the sidewalk and others standing by their cars with Viewers on and looking skyward. 

In the screen the President climbs the stairs of Marine One. 

109. 

BILL
That’s all folks? There goes free 

enterprise in America. 

JAMES
We out of the market now. 

The indexes now read: “Dow -2568,” “S&P -636,” Nasdaq -868.” The green numbers at the base of the stage read over $7 trillion. 

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BILL 

Over two trillion dollars in gain this morning! 

(claps his hands) Great job Jim! 

The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND CHEERS. 

JAMES
What should we do with our Chinese 

stocks? 

BILL
Let’s see how the Chinese respond 

INT. AIR FORCE ONE CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

The President watches the Business News on a large screen with the indexes showing the dramatic losses. The Treasury Secretary paces along the conference table behind the Secretary of State. 

PRESIDENT Sit down John. 

TREASURY SECRETARY (he sits at the conference 

PRESIDENT This is a disaster. 

TREASURY SECRETARY Sir I recommend we cancel all of 

today’s trades. Like the day never even happened. 

PRESIDENT We can do that? 

to our proposal. 

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table) Yes sir. 

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110. 

TREASURY SECRETARY You’re the President and this 

represents a clear case of economic terrorism. 

PRESIDENT
We turn back the clock, and all of 

(points at the screen) ...this is null and void? 

SECRETARY OF STATE
This incident should help us win a 

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consensus at G8 on outlawing harmonySTAR as a “terrorist enterprise.” 

PRESIDENT
Maybe we should declare war? 

INT. INTERROGATION OBSERVATION ROOM - DAY 

The Director and the Lead Agent peer through the glass into a room with Alan Greenberg sitting at a table with Viewers on it. 

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DIRECTOR
Maybe I can convince him. 

INT. INTERROGATION ROOM - DAY The Director sits across from Alan. 

DIRECTOR
Why do you refuse to cooperate with 

us? 

DIRECTOR
Did you see the carnage in the 

markets today? 

ALAN
How could I see anything in here? 

Having said that, how could the President allow the markets to open under the circumstances? 

LEAD AGENT 

He stopped cooperating. 

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ALAN 

What you call economic terrorism, I call capitalism. 

111. 

DIRECTOR
I thought you were a patriot. 

ALAN
I spent much of my life serving my 

country. I will not tarnish that legacy carrying out these proposed nefarious acts. 

DIRECTOR (he stands) 

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The Lead Agent and Another Agent walks in and escorts Alan to the door. 

DIRECTOR Lock him up. 

EXT. GREAT WALL OF CHINA - DAY
PRESIDENT LI materializes beside Bill on the Great Wall. 

Have it you way. 

BILL
Thank you for joining me. 

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PRESIDENT LI
Why do we meet at this place? 

BILL
China’s civilization’s been great.. 

for many thousands of years........ when this Wall we call Great....... that you ancestors would create.... Western nations were mired in Dark Ages. 

PRESIDENT LI
Why does your company try to buy 

Chinese businresses? 

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BIL 

L
A company no longer, we’re now an 

Internet nation. No Wall will prevent your people from reaching our State. We buy for investment, in hope to create, a better fate. 

PRESIDENT LI
You threaten our sovereignty. 

112. 

BILL
Chinese people own a third of our 

currency. Over one hundred million receive scholarships or income from harmonySTAR. Your domain and ours prosper together. For China’s esteemed contributions to our world, we will award, a legacySTAR bonus, and a seat on the board. Now let me show you, 

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EXT. TIENAMEN SQUARE - DAY 

Bill and President Li appear on a stage disc near a stage of musicians above the crowded square. 

BILL
See China’s people peacefully 

demonstrate, in support of a State, so much greater the G8. We ask you to join our State, before its too late. 

EXT. ST. PETERSBURG - - G8 MEETING - DAY 

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Bill and President Li materialize in front of the G8 Leaders seated wearing Viewers with a booklet on the table before them titled “Free Enterprise and Trade Treaty.” 

BILL
Thank you all for meeting today, 

your time allowed will surely pay. The Treaty before you I hope you endorse, for the world will embark on a much better course. And if this document does confuse, do not worry, because you will each receive an offer you cannot refuse. 

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RUSSIAN PRESIDENT 

You require us to allow company’s shareholders to vote on your acquisition proposal. What if they against it? 

BILL
A vote, we will take, 

the choice, they will make. 

PRESIDENT
Your proposed mergers will violate 

our anti-trust laws. 

113. 

BILL
Anti-trust laws’ protect the 

consumer, from predatory prices, in markets with few contenders. Our Treaty states that future prices will only fall, and that’s just plain right, for the good of us all. 

PRESIDENT
And we’re supposed to trust you? 

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BILL
I will not be seated here, 

but a place at this table, (he points at the table) 

...is reserved for each G8 leader, to advise on the rules,
while our citizens choose. 

PRESIDENT
And this offer we cannot refuse? 

BILL
A share of the profits harmonySTAR 

earns in your virtual counterparts on STARearth we offer. And I ask a 

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question, for you to ponder, can you afford to refuse, this chair, on a table much rounder? 

FRENCH PRESIDENT
How many Euros are we speaking of? 

BILL
Billions and billions every year we 

share. Let me show you STARearth, so you too can compare its worth. 

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G8 leaders and the board member sit at the round table on a stage disc slowly spinning, hovering, and moving above the Strip. 

JAMES Gambling? 

BILL
Not here on STARearth, for such 

vices offer negative worth. 

114. 

INT. CASINO - NIGHT 

The round table and disc hover in a cavernous space with pairs large doorways. 

Bill stands above the “Gambling” doorways with an “Entrance” surrounded by lit dollars signs that people disappear into. People emerge from the “Exit” lighted by red dollars signs. 

BILL
Not to forgo the revenue potential, 

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our patrons gamblewith a new 

differential. STARs are awarded, for every yielded from this evil domain, that goes by the name, POUNDearth. 

Bill jumps to another pair titled “Red Light District” with flashing red light adorning the “Entrance” and solid red light surrounding the “Exit.” 

BILL
If its pounds of flesh you desire, 

then this district will light that fire. 

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Bill leaps to a third pair, “War Games,” with and “Entrance” 

of flames and an “Exit” of billowing smoke. 

BILL
If its the smell of flesh afire, 

and napalm burning that you pick, then you’ll definitely get a kick, out of swinging this deadly stick. 

Soldiers emerging from the smoky “Exit” carry stretchers with their dead comrades. 

Bill jumps to a fourth pair titled “Politics” with an “Entrance” of pure white light and dollar bills surrounding the “Exit.” r 

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BIL 

L
If its power and domination you 

crave, then play for world dominion, and if you’re especially brave, then join this genre here, with the War Games over there. 

115. 

EXT. DESERT - DAY 

Two long lines of tanks backed up by armies face off in the desert. The round table hovers and spins in the air between them. 

BILL
And conquer POUNDearth for its 

worth, and if that does not sate you, play the next level too, and conquer the planets and stars. 

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The battle begins. 

TED
Why encourage such depraved 

activity? 

BILL
Learn their best practices will 

illustrate, our future and fate, for failing to stop killing by State. 

THIS IS WHERE ALL THE CITIES GO 

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Democracy, how many voted. Figure out how to merge into crowds, Maybe one scene, POVs for each person. 

EXT. COLISEUM IN ANCIENT ROME - DAY 

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Once the world’s greatest power, now Rome is fortunate to be in this tower. On STARearth’s stage your history draws, so many STARpeople and so much applause. 

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EXT. CIRCUS MAXIMUS MODERN ROME - DAY Disc stage and music. 

EXT. BASTILLE PRISON DURING FRENCH REVOLUTION - DAY EXT. EIFFEL TOWER? OR BASTILLE - DAY 

116. 

EXT. CAMELOT WITH JOUSTING - DAY 

EXT. HYDE PARK - DAY 

EXT. MARCH OF TROOPS WITH HITLER - DAY 

EXT. BERLIN OR MAYBE MUNICH ENG GARTEN - DAY 

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EXT. JAPANESE HISTORY ARRIVAL OF AMERICANS? - DAY EXT. AROUND IMPERIAL PALACE - DAY
EXT. CANADA IN HISTORY? - DAY
EXT. MAYBE VANCOUVER? - DAY 

Contrast French and English
EXT. RUSSIA’S REVOLUTION - DAY 

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EXT. FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL - DAY EXT. US REVOLUTION - DAY
EXT. WASHINGTON PROTEST - DAY 

EXT. OBSERVATION SHPERE IN SPACE - DAY Finish with below. 

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EXT. THREE GORGES? - DAY G8 meeting in france? 

INT. OBSERVATION SHPERE IN SPACE - NIGHT 

BILL
For each of you eight.............. 

We have a place on the board....... And sizable STARlegacy award....... 

(MORE) 

117. 

BILL (cont'd)
If you help us create........... 

Our new millennium's fate......... For G Eight, it’s too late......... We passed through that gate........ Join the people you hate........... To form a new State................ A most wondrous state............. Together we can create............. A land through the ages known...... And it’s light will be shown....... In a State simply named, G STAR. 

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INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

Darwin watches a large screen where Bill speaks to the world leaders at the Observation Sphere in space. Matt wears Viewers and turns a steering wheel on the conference table. 

DAWN Gentlemen. 

Matt pulls off his Viewers. Darwin picks a small rectangular object. 

DARWIN
(he snaps it onto Dawn’s 

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Viewers)
This should do it. I call it the nuclear option. 

(he points at a red button) 

Push this and boom. 

MATT
The electric charge should kill. 

DARWIN
You must immediately remove your 

Viewers or... MATT 

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...you could die too.
Dawn stares silently at Darwin and his device. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

Dawn stands between Darwin and Matt with Viewers in hand. The Director turns his chair to watch the video screen. 

118. 

MATT
(waves his Viewers) 

I rigged mine to track your view and provide us a voice link. 

Where Bill dematerializes from the Observation Sphere. Darwin types on a keyboard on the table. A red lignt flashes on the map. 

DAWN
Have you located him? 

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A map of the United States fills the screen, then the map zooms in to southern California and a red light flashes. 

DARWIN Beverly Hills. 

DAWN
(dons her Viewers) 

Computer, Rodeo Drive. 

EXT. RODEO DRIVE IN FRONT OF CASUAL BOUTIQUE STORE - DAY 

Dawn materializes. A powder blue Phaeton burns rubber as it speeds away. A pink Phaeton screeches to a stop and the 

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Valet gets out carrying a Casual Boutique bag. 

VALET You Dawn Dearborn? 

DAWN Yes? 

VALET
(hands Dawn the bag and 

keys)
He wanted me to give you this. 

Dawn peers into the bag and sees a flowery shirt. She quickly enters the car. 

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INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
Matt slides the steering wheel in front of Dawn. 

MATT
Use this. Push the right red 

button to accelerate.
Dawn grabs the wheel and pushes the red button. 

119. 

DAWN Where do I go? 

Darwin taps Matt’s right shoulder. 

MATT Right at the light. 

MATT (V.O.)
Now step on it. He’s a couple of 

miles ahead. 

The surroundings blur as the vehicle accelerates. Dawn glances at the flowery shirt in the bag and then at her business attire. 

DAWN
(slides her hand over the 

INT. PHAETON ON FREEWAY - DAY
Dawn turns sharply as she guides her car to the on ramp. We 

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now view the scene from the perspective of Dawn, and Matt. 

bag)
Computer, exchange clothes. 

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Dawn now wears the flowery shirt and matching shorts while her suit lies neatly folded in the bag. 

The powder blue Phaeton’s rear comes into view. Dawn’s Phaeton closes in. 

Flames emerge from Bill’s car as it takes off into the air. 

DAWN What’s happening? 

MATT (V.O.) Look at your console. 

MATT (V.O.) Press the rocket. 

Dawn pokes the rocket icon with her index finger. The Phaeton lurches forward and takes off. 

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Dawn glances at her console where she sees an icon of a 

rock 

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shi 

and 

a boa 

120. 

EXT. SANTA MONICA BEACH AND OCEAN - DAY 

Bill’s Phaeton flies across the beach. It’s rocket flames burn out. 

MATT (V.O.)
What’s he doing? Turn off your 

rockets. 

Dawn’s car follows across the beach and her rockets dim. 

Bill’s Phaeton splashes into the ocean transforming into a 

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powder blue cigarette boat. 

Bill’s cigarette boat takes off bouncing over the surf. Dawn’s car lands in the ocean. She starts sinking. 

MATT (V.O.) Hit the boat icon. 

Dawn’s car transforms into a pink cigarette boat. She accelerates in pursuit. 

EXT. PACIFIC OCEAN NORTH OF CATALINA - DAY 

Bill’s boat flies by the bow of an oil tanker. The tanker’s HORN SOUNDS. 

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Dawn’s boat jumps a wave and sails in the air across the bow. The HORN SOUNDS. 

Bounding off of waves Bill’s vessel crosses the north tip of Catalina with Dawn in pink pursuit. 

EXT. OCEAN NEAR CATALINA HARBOR - DAY 

Bill’s boat swerves between two sailboats leaving Cat Harbor. Dawn’s follows his maneauver. 

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EXT. PACIFIC OCEAN NEAR TROPICAL ISLAND - DAY 

Bill wearing Viewers and his flowery shirt turns his sailboat wheel. His right thumb presses on a red button on the wheel. 

A BEEP SOUNDS. Bill raises his Viewers and gazes at a tropical island directly in his path. 

He grabs the jib sail wench and turns it. The sail rolls up. 

121. 

EXT. LITTLE HARBOR - DAY 

Bill’s cigarette boat skids as it turns into the mouth of Little Harbor. Dawn’s vessel duplicates the maneauver. 

Dawn slows. Bill boat speeds toward a small beach with two hovvering navy blue stars. 

Bill’s boat hits the sand and bounces into the air colliding with a navy blue star. An explosion of light follows and an powder blue F35 Jet materializes with Bill inside. 

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a Jet and STAR Icon. 

ess 

MATT (V.O.) It’s a power STAR. 

Dawn accelerates toward the beach. Bill’s jet performs a near vertical take off. 

Dawn slides her boat into the remaining blue star. The blue star explodes into light and disappears. Dawn’s pink boat remains beached. 

INT. CIGARETTE BOAT ON LITTLE HARBOR BEACH - DAY 

Dawn gazes skyward at Bill’s jet entering clouds. She scans her console seeing the Car, Rocket, and Boat Icons along with 

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MATT (V.O.) Hit the jet. 

DAWN (taps Jet Icon) 

Got it. 

Glass surrounds her head as her cigarette boat becomes an F35 jet. 

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bu 



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n her F35 takes off vertically. 

EXT. SKY OVER PACIFIC OCEAN - DAY 

Bill’s jet maintains a steep ascent. Dawn’s pink jet emerges from a cloud in pursuit. 

The two jets fly high above the clouds toward the stratosphere. 

Dawn 

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122. 

123. Flames emerge from the tale of Bill’s jet as it accelerates. 

INT. F35 COCKPIT IN SKY - DAY 

DAWN
(looks at console) 

MATT (V.O.) 

DAWN What’s the STAR for? 

MATT (V.O.)
I suspect we’ll find out. 

The darkness of space engulfs Dawn’s cockpit. The glow of Bill’s rockets illuminates the cockpit. 

Rockets? Right. 

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Dawn pushes the Rocket Icon and her jet thrusts forward. 

EXT. OUTER SPACE - NIGHT
The flames of Bill’s jet stop. Following behind him Dawn’s 

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rocket flames stop. 

The two jets hurl through space. 

The space station complex comes into view. Bill’s jet heads toward the structure with a small circle inside a large one. 

Bill’s jet cockpit stops inside the small circle while Dawn’s pink jet hovers nearby. 

A flash of light consumes Bill’s jet. Bill now sits in a sphere that turns slowly. The circles begin to spin around the sphere. The sphere spins faster. 

MATT (V.O.) It’s a STARship. 

Dawn’s jet cockpit penetrates the small circle. 

INT. F35 COCKPIT - NIGHT 

Dawn pushes the STAR Icon on her console. A BLINDING FLASH OF LIGHT follows. 

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The spheres transforms into light and in a flash that light 

shoo 

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INT. STAR SHIP COCKPIT - NIGHT 

A translucent shield allows a wide view with virtualized controls and a console suspended before Dawn. 

Dawn glances at the empty seat to her left. 

DAWN Now what? 

MATT (V.O.) Try the accelerator. 

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Dawn presses the red button. The circles spin around her. Then Dawn’s sphere spins. 

An explosion of light. The stars blur as Dawn’s STARship hurls toward the moon. 

The moon grows larger until it consumes the view. A powder blue STARship comes into view. 

Dawn releases her finger from the red button. The stars stabilize as Dawn’s pink STARship slows. 

Small rockets fire from Bill’s STARship pushing it toward the moon below. 

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EXT. MOON - DAY 

Bill’s STARship thrusters fire. His STARship lands onto the dusty surface. 

Dawn’s ship executes the same maneuver nearby. An American flag is planted on the surface between them. 

Bill and Dawn stare at one another in their respective cockpits. 

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Matt and Dawn wear Viewers while the Director and Darwin watch the screen displaying Dawn’s view of Bill’s STARship. 

A red light flashes on Viewers on the table in front of Darwin. He puts on the Viewers. The red light stops. 

Darwin’s head nods. He nods again. He raises his hand to his head, then thrusts it forward twice. He nods. 

A figure appears obscured in Bill’s cockpit in the screen. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

124. 

DIRECTOR Did you see that? 

Darwin rapidly removes the Viewers. 

DARWIN
No Sir, I was checking my email. 

Bill bounds across the moonscape to the American flag. He plants his pole beside it and unfurls a flag with three stars. 

Dawn comes out from behind her STARship and playfully jumps high in the air toward Bill the the flags. 

BILL
You here on business or pleasure? 

DAWN
It’s strictly business this time. 

EXT. MOON - DAY
Bill emerges from behind his STARship carrying a pole. 

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BILL 

That’s too bad. Have you considered my offer? 

DAWN
I can’t be bought. 

BILL
I should have closed the deal 

before. Now you’ll cost a fortune. 

DAWN I told you... 

BILL
Computer, disable filter. 

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A virtual grandstand audience surrounds them reaching into the stars with a flashing message superimposed reading: “Over 1 Billion Viewers Online.” 

The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND CHEERS. 

125. 

BILL
Dawn Dearborn, meet the people. 

Citizens and visitors, meet Dawn. The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND CHEERS. 

Dawn’s hand raises to her head, then she dematerializes. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
Dawn pulls off her Viewers with the red button box. Matt 

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takes off his Viewers. 

DAWN I’m compromised. 

DIRECTOR
Get back in there and take him out. 

The President’s depending on you to do you job Dearborn. 

Dawn glares at the Director as she dons her Viewers. Matt puts his on too. Darwin watches the screen where Dawn materializes beside Bill. 

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A band plays on a suspended stage disc between the STARships. Dawn materializes standing by Bill 

BILL She’s back. 

The AUDIENCE CHEERS AND APPLAUDS. 

DAWN
I didn’t expect an audience. Have 

they... 

EXT. MOON - DAY 

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BILL 

Watched our little chase scene? You’re content now Dawn. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
The Director stands pounding the table. 

DIRECTOR
Push the fucking button Dearborn. 

126. 

Matt pulls off Viewers and watches the Director pound. Darwin smiles. 

DIRECTOR (points at Darwin) 

Ms. Dearborn push that button now.
Darwin reaches over and pushes the button on Dawn’s Viewers. 

Dawn, you choose.
The AUDIENCE SCREAMS Yeah, SI, OUI AND CHEERS. 

An explosion of light consumes Dawn and Bill. When the light dims, Dawn and Bill no longer appear on stage. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY 

EXT. MOON - DAY 

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BILL
We’ll ask the audience, do you want 

Dawn slumps to the floor leaving her Viewers in Darwin’s hand. Matt yanks off his Viewers. 

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DIRECTOR Did we get Bill Star? 

MATT (looks at Dawn) 

Probably Sir, that blast should have killed him. 

Darwin kneels beside Dawn and takes her vital signs. 

DARWIN (stands up) 

She’s dead. You son-of-a-bitch. (grabsDthre wheel and 

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throws it at the 

Direc 

tor 

)
You fucking killed her. 

The wheel hits him on the forehead. He bleeds. Darwin falls back in a chair weeping. 

DIRECTOR
(walks toward the door) 

She died in the line of duty. Dawn Dearborn died a hero. Pull yourself together man. 

127. 

The Director walks out. Darwin smiles at Matt. 

Darwin puts on Dawn’s Viewers. The black screen displays the moon and two flags with Darwin. Matt puts his Viewers on. 

EXT. MOON - DAY
Darwin materializes where Dawn stood before. 

DARWIN
My name is Darwin. I work for the 

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U.S. Government. I regret to inform you that my boss Dawn died. 

The AUDIENCE BOOS. 

DARWIN
And Bill Star is probably dead too. 

The AUDIENCE BOOS. 

DARWIN
(raises his fist in the 

air) 

Bill Star would have wanted us to 

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Rock On! Long live Bill Star! 

The Band plays. Darwin disappears. 

AUDIENCE
Bill Star! Bill Star! Bill Star! 

INT. HOTEL ROOM - DAY 

Phil sits on the bed watching the television. Tamara emerges wearing a towel. 

TV ANCHOR (FROM SCREEN) Authorities released Phil Benoit today after the President became 

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to 

sign 

harmonySTAR’s Trade and Tax Treaty. The President becomes the first chairman of G STAR. 

TAMARA
He arrests us and declares us 

terrorists. And now you make him Chairman? I think this proves that Bill’s a wacko. 



128. 

PHIL
Crazy like a fox. When the 

shareholders vote, we’ll own the world. 

TV ANCHOR (FROM SCREEN) Is Bill Star dead? While mourners 

congregate throughout the world, many followers refuse to accept his demise. 

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TAMARA 

I can’t wait to get home. 

PHIL
(hands her the Viewers) 

Careful what you wish for. Tamara dons the Viewers. 

EXT. FRONT PORCH AT PHIL’S HOUSE - DAY 

Hundreds of CHEERING people fill the street and surrounding houses. Tamara materializes on the porch. 

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INT. HOTEL ROOM - DAY
Tamara pulls off the Viewers with tears forming. 

TAMARA
We can’t go home. This is your 

fault. 

PHIL
We can go anywhere we want. I’ll 

CROWD 

Free Phil, free Phil... 

by you a mansion. We’re rich 

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TAMARA
(wipes tears and smiles) 

Rich? Rich. I can get a new car. 

PHIL
You can have anything you want. 

TAMARA
I liked the one Bill drove. 

beyond our wildest dreams. 

129. 

No just space see below. MAYBE HAVE CAR TO JET TO SPACE SEQUENCE HERE to LEAD IN. 

WHAT ABOUT OTHER BIG THINGS? 

EXT. STAGE DISC AND SPACE STATION OBSERVATION SPHERE - NIGHT 

The G8 leaders including the President share the round table with Phil, Jim (a skeleton covering his face), Alan, Ted, Steve, James, and an empty chair where a sign reads: “Bill Star.” 

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A virtual grandstand of people suspended in space with a graphic that reads: “Over 3 Billion Online.” 

Everyone on the board and in the audience wears identical flowery shirts and shorts. 

Ryan materializes wearing a matching flowery shirt and shorts on a translucent disc stage inside the sphere. 

RYAN
Welcome back to the Season Finale 

of “The Next Big Thing(S).” (puts hands on shirt 

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shoulder) 

Looks like everyone got the memo. The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND CHEERS, AND LAUGHS. 

A TONE SOUNDS and a GREEN ARROW LIGHTS over the tube leading to the elevator. Ryan strolls toward the arrow. 

RYAN
Our astronaut’s not scheduled to 

arrive yet. Who could this be?
Harmony and Pigeon John walk out the tube entrance. 

HARMONY Harmony. 

JOHN And John. 

PHIL
Harmony Star Dust and Pigeon John. 

Harmony will inherit Bill’s seat on the board. 

RYAN Who are you? 

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130. 

The empty chair’s sign has the “Bill” crossed out and “Harmony” written over it. 

The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS. 

RYAN
You are Bill Star’s daughter. 

HARMONY
I’m his first Harmony Star. 

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The AUDIENCE LAUGHS AND APPLAUDS. 

RYAN
(motions arm toward the 

empty chair)
Please take your seat at the table. It’s time for our show to begin. 

Harmony sits and John stands behind her chair. 

RYAN
After the first attempt on Bill 

Star’s life, he decided, for security, to prerecord our show’s remaining episodes. I give you, Bill Star. 

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Another stage disc materializes with Bill Star in his flowery shirt and shorts. At the edge of the disc, a caption reads: “This show has been prerecorded.” 

BILL
(hands rise in the air) 

Let us recount all of those Thing(S). 

(pulls down hands and raises his index finger) 

One. 

AUDIENCE 

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Bill’s stage transform into a Monopoly board. Bill raises a second finger. 

AUDIENCE Transportation. Wheels and roads 

and boats. 

An ancient wagon takes off from the “Start” of Monopoly. As it circles board it changes to a chariot, a stagecoach, a clipper ship. 

Monopoly. 

131. 

Bill adds a third finger. 

AUDIENCE Democracy. You choose. 

The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND CHEERS. Bill raises his pinky. 

AUDIENCE Printing. 

A stream of books falls from space through the board. Bill extends his thumb. 

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AUDIENCE Capitalism. Spread the Word. 

Spread the Wealth. 

Little green houses pop up on the spaces of the board and then they transform into red hued hotels. Bill raises his left hand and index finger. 

AUDIENCE Engines. 

The clipper ship morfs into a train, a car, and then a cruise ship. Bill raises a second finger on his left hand. 

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AUDIENCE Electric Power and Light. 

A lightening bolt strikes the board and street lights materializes on each square. Bill adds a finger. 

AUDIENCE Telephones. 

Telephone poles and wires appear around the board. As time passes the houses and hotels match the period. Bill adds his left pinky. 

AUDIENCE 

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The MUTED SOUND OF EARLY RADIO SHOWS emerges from the buildings. Bill extends his left thumb. 

AUDIENCE Aviation. 

The Wright’s plane takes off from “Start” and morfs into more modern versions as it flies around. 

Radio. 

132. 

Bill looks up at his hands with all ten fingers extended. The AUDIENCE LAUGHS. Bill smiles as a second right arm extends from his shoulder with its index finger extended. 

AUDIENCE Television. 

A flickering glow emerges from the building windows. Bill adds a second finger to his second right arm. 

AUDIENCE Atomic power. 

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A mushroom cloud forms at the center of the board and as it dissipates a nuclear power plant replaces it. The cruise ship become a nuclear submarine. Bill raises another finger. 

AUDIENCE Computers. 

An old mainframe computer appears followed by a stream of images of computers through history through mini, PC, and miniature. Bill adds his second right pinky. 

AUDIENCE The internet. 

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The phone lines disappear. Bill adds his second right thumb. 

AUDIENCE Convergence. 

A Dynatac cell phone appears followed by a stream of cell phone images and PDAs and ending with the image of Viewers. 

BILL
(puts down his arms) 

That’s it, fifteen. Now what? 

AUDIENCE The Next BigrThing(S)! 

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L And that is? 

The AUDIENCE MUMBLES. 

AUDIENCE HarmonySTAR... harmonySTAR! 

harmonySTAR! HarmonySTAR! 

BILL
(puts on silver Viewers) 

Is it this? 

BIL 

133. 

The image of earth becomes larger replacing the darkness of space and the round table surface light up. 

BILL
(points his open hand at 

Earth) Or this? 

A replay of Bill and the crowds in Washington replaces the image of Earth. Then Paris, London, Tiananmen Square. 

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Or perhaps this? 

BILL 

The two circles begin spinning around a STARship until all becomes a blur and the ship glows as light. The light disappears and the spinning circles slow. 

The Earth has returned to its original size and state. 

BILL You choose... 

The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS AND CHEERS.
Bill and his Monopoly board dematerialize. 

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RYAN
Tonight we bring you mankind’s 

first attempt to exceed light speed. Let’s bring back an old friend, Phil. 

Phil rises from his seat, dematerializes, then materializes beside Ryan. 

AUDIENCE (applauds and cheers) 

Free Phil. Free Phil. Free Phil. 

RYAN
Why is the light speed barrier 

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im 

por 

tant? 

PHIL
Without it, real interstellar 

travel would be impractical. 

RYAN
Tell us about this STARship. 

134. 

PHIL
To conquer light speed, the 

STARship and its occupants must transform into pure energy. 

RYAN
So this is dangerous? 

PHIL
That’s an understatement. Once our 

astronaut converts to energy, we’re not sure we can return him to 

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matter again. 

RYAN Scary. 

PHIL
Even if it works, this man can 

never return to the world as we know it. The mission plan will take the ship to the edge of the galaxy and beyond. The closest galaxy’s 60,000 light years away. 

RYAN
Wouldn’t our astronaut be dead way 

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before getting there? 

PHIL
The theory, the hope, is that at 

light speeds, a person would not age. If so, you could go to that galaxy and back, and be close to the same age. Of course, everyone you knew would have perished 120,000 years before. That’s the best possible outcome. 

RYAN
And you found an astronaut willing 

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to go? 

PHIL
Bill selected the person before 

he... 

A TONE SOUNDS and a GREEN UP ARROW LIGHT UP above the tube leading to the elevator from the observation sphere. 

RYAN
(looks in the opening to 

the docked STARship) This is the STARship? 

135. 

PHIL That’s it. 

RYAN It’s not very big. 

PHIL
Energy does not have to eat much. 

RYAN
This mission’s obviously risky, and 

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dangerous. 

A TONE SOUNDS and the GREEN ARROW FLASHES. 

PHIL That’s our astronaut. 

The up arrow dims and the RED DOWN ARROW FLASHES. Every board member rises and forms a line from the tube opening to the STARship. 

Bill Star emerges from the opening wearing a flowery shirt and shorts. 

HARMONY (runs to Bill) 

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BILL
(kisses Harmony on cheek) 

Hi Harm. 

AUDIENCE (applauds and cheers) 

Bill Star! Bill Star! Bill Star!
Bill raises his hands up and lowers them to quiet the crowd. Bill nods his at each of the board members as he passes them. 

Daddy! 

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BILL
You’re looking at him. 

RYAN You? 

PHIL You? 

Bill reaches the President beside Ryan and Phil. 

RYAN 

We were expecting our astronaut. 

136. 

BILL
I’m glad you joined us Mr. 

President. 

PRESIDENT
Your numbers were quite compelling 

Mr. Star. 

BILL
Please call me Bill, Mr. President. 

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PRESIDENT 

Okay Bill. I was told you were dead. 

BILL
(opens his arms and raises 

them over his head) Would you like to see what happened? 

The AUDIENCE APPLAUDS. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
Matt and Dawn wear Viewers while the Director and Darwin 

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watch the screen displaying Dawn’s view of Bill’s STARship. 

A red light flashes on Viewers on the table in front of Darwin. He puts on the Viewers. The red light stops. 

INT. BILL’S STARSHIP ON THE MOON - DAY 

Darwin materializes beside Bill. He sees Dawn’s STARship across the lunar landscape. 

BILL Are you with Dawn? 

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BILL
You planning another attack? 

Darwin nods. 

BILL
How will history judge you? 

He raises his hand to his head, then thrusts it forward twice. 

Darwin nods. 

137. 

BILL
When Dawn reaches for her Viewers, 

I take mine off quickly. Darwin nods. Darwin dematerializes. 

INT. CIA CONFERENCE ROOM - DAY
Darwin kneels beside Dawn and takes her vital signs. 

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DARWIN 

(stands up)
She’s dead. You son-of-a-bitch. 

(grabs the wheel and throws it at the Director) 

You fucking killed her. 

The wheel hits him on the forehead. He bleeds. Darwin falls back in a chair weeping. 

DIRECTOR
(walks toward the door) 

She died in the line of duty. Dawn 

Dearborn died a hero. Pull 

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The Director walks out. Darwin smiles at Matt. 

EXT. SPACE STATION OBSERVATION SPHERE - NIGHT 

A TONE SOUNDS AND THE GREEN ARROW FLASHES above the tube entrance. Darwin stands beside Ryan and Bill. 

RYAN
So you helped my friend Bill 

escape. 

yourself together man. 

DARWIN
We didn’t want to kill him. 

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RYAN
We, you mean you and this lady Dawn 

Dearborn, the one who was killed.
Dawn walks briskly through the tube opening and toward Bill. 

BILL Dawn! 

138. 

DAWN
Reports of my demise have been 

greatly exagerated. 

RYAN
(raises his hand to his 

head) She alive! 

DAWN
Don’t worry, we’re all on the same 

side now, aren’t we Mr. President? 

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PRESIDENT The State of G STAR. 

AUDIENCE
G STAR! G STAR! G STAR! G STAR! 

BILL (whispers) 

I’m you came. 

DAWN
I want to be your copilot. 

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BILL 

I’m flying solo. It’s too dangerous. 

DAWN
Then I’ll make you an offer you 

cannot refuse.
Dawn whispers into Bill’s ear. 

BILL
(raises Dawn’s hand with 

his)
Ladies and Gentlemen, my copilot, 

FiDawn Dearborn. 

Bill an nal Draft 8 Demo AUDIENCE 

d Dawn wave their free hands. 

Dawn! Dawn! Dawn! Dawn! 

Bill motions for Dawn to enter the STARship. Dawn crawls through the opening and Bill follows her. 

The opening to the STARship closes. 

139. 

INT. SPACESHIP COCKPIT - DAY 

Bill opens a prescription bottle and empties its pink pills into a receptacle. 

BILL
With nothing left to buy, 

I think I am safe, 

Bill pushes the receptacle and it slides into space. The pink pill float away. 

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BILL
To leave these pills in this place, 

for even though my thoughts may race, they will now have free reign in space. 

EXT. NEAR OBSERVATION SPHERE AND LAUNCHER - NIGHT 

AUDIENCE
Bill Star! Bill Star! Bill Star! 

Bill and Dawn are visible in the STARship cockpit as it pulls 

away from the Observation Sphere. The ship heads to the two 

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circular structures. 

The STARship slides into the small circular structure. 

INT. STARSHIP COCKPIT - NIGHT 

Bill and Dawn wave at the folks in the Observation Sphere. A suspended display at knee height reads: “Elapsed Time: 0 Years, 0 Days, 0 Hours, 0 Minutes. Distance from Earth: 0 Light Years.” 

BILL (looks at Dawn) 

Fi Ready? 

Dawn 

The circle structures spin around the STARship. 

EXT. NEAR OBSERVATION SPHERE AND LAUNCHER - NIGHT 

The circles spin rapidly. The STARship spins faster and faster until it transforms into a bright light. 

no 

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ds. 

BILL
Computer, engage Warp Drive. 

140. 

The light becomes smaller and more intense, and then it disappears. 

EXT. SPACE NEAR SATURN - NIGHT
A blurred streak of light speeds by Saturn into deep space. 

RYAN
Spectacular! Will Bill and Dawn 

LATER. 

break the light speed barrier or will tragedy strike? Tune in next 

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season for Bill Star in “The Final Frontier.” 

A caption reads: “The Final Frontier.” 

EXT. GOLF COURSE ALONG PACIFIC OCEAN - DAY 

Bill swings. His golf ball careens off a rock into the surf. Phil swings. Phil and Bill watch Phil’s ball land on the green. 

Jim pulls up in a cart. He opens his ice chest and pulls out two beers. He hands one to Phil and then to Bill. 

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BILL
A little early for me. 

(shrugs and takes the beer) 

What the heck, can’t hurt my game. 

Bill tees up a ball, addresses it, and swings. The ball sails in the air. 

INT. STARSHIP COCKPIT - NIGHT 

Bill’s POV -- The darkness of space is interrupted by blurred streams of lighrt.af 

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L
Ages have past by my mind and I 

can’t view the clock. I have no control over a body I no longer see or talk. Only consciousness, or is it something else, am I alive. Is Dawn still beside me? How long have we been travelling? Endless consciousness without rest. When will the rendezvous arrive? 

BIL 

(V. 

O.) 

141. 

Bill’s POV -- The streams of light in space continue. 

BILL (V.O.)
An eternity in my mind. The 

monotony of it all. Another year of this, a thousand. Did Dawn survive? Can she still be sane? Am I? Bill Star to Earth send fix. I repeat, transmit fix. I have an idea. I’ll write a screenplay in my mind to kill time. 

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EXT. PATIO OVERLOOKING OCEAN ON TROPICAL ISLAND - DAY Bill gazes out at the ocean and crashing surf. 

He picks up Viewers lying on the table, sits in a chair, and puts them on. 

The camera sees through Bills eyes now. 

BILL
Computer, word processing. 

Dawn materializes holding a laptop in a chair across the table. 

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DAWN Ready Mr. Star. 

BILL
Format, screenplay. Title, 

A suspended blank white page materializes above the table. Bill speaks, Dawn types, and the words appear on the page. 

BILL
Bill Star in The Final Frontier. 

Fin 

eir 

firs 

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Interior, STARship Cockpit, Night. BiallleansDovrerand kisses Dawn with the passion and trepidation of 

th 



tk 

iss 

Bill’s Viewers sail from his face and land on the table. The suspended page and Dawn’s image disappear. 

Bill bends back his head and sees Dawn standing above him. She kisses him. 

142. 

INT. STARSHIP COCKPIT - NIGHT 

The display reads: “Elapsed Time: 0 Years, 271 Days, 0 Hours, 0 Minutes Distance from Earth: 0.75 Light Years.” 

Bill and Dawn kiss passionately amidst a backdrop of stars. 

BILL
The kiss of an angel, I must be in 

heaven. 

LATE 

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DAWN 

Were you conscious too? 

BILL
Yea. I hope they send us a fix. 

DAWN When? 

BILL
In three months, we will intercept 

the transmission. Ready?
Dawn nods. Bill leans over and kisses her. 

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BILL 

Computer, set new course, engage Warp engine. 

The stars become streams of light. The Days, Hours and Minutes spin higher while the “Distance from Earth” remains at “0.75 Light Years.” 

Bill’s POV -- The streams of light pass by. 

BILL (V.O.)
This endless monotony again. At 

least I know I am not alone. Dawn is here with me. I hope they sent a fix. 

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R. 

The streams slow until they become stationary stars. 

The display shows “1 year, 0 hours, 0 Minutes” and “0.75 Light Years.” 

Bill leans over and kisses Dawn passionately. 

Above the clock and distance display, a message in green letters reads: “Receiving Transmission.” 

143. 

DAWN Good morning. 

BILL
I suppose it’s dawn somewhere Dear. 

A virtual computer screen materializes beside Bill and he reads its content. 

BILL
They sent a software update so our 

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STARship can travel at Warp Two. 

DAWN
Do they have a fix for the mind 

monotony of this space travel? 

BILL
They do. They sent us content. 

Computer, display choices. 

A screen appears with a list titled “New Movies.” The list includes “Bill Star in The Final Frontier, Bill Star The Next Big Thing(S), Rocky X, The Time Machine, Spiderman 7, etc.” 

DAWN
How long until our next rendezvous? 

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BILL
One year. We will easily consume 

everything they sent us. You pick first. 

Dawn points her finger at the screen and “Bill Star in The Final Frontier” lights up, then the cockpit window turns into a dark screen. An arched “harmony*” logo displays on screen. 

BILL You ready? 

Dawn nods and leans over to kiss Bill passionately. 

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BIL 

L
Computer, reset course, engage Warp 

engine. 

The stars become white streams of light, then they turn bluish. A title reads: “Bill Star in The Final Frontier.” 

144. 

EXT. ATOP PATHFINDER ON RED PLANET - DAY 

Bill and Dawn sit atop a vehicle traversing a red planet landscape at the bottom of a huge crater. The vehicle turns sharply to avoid a rock. 

EXT. ASTEROID CIRCLING AND ORANGE PLANET - DAY 

Bill and Dawn wearing their flowery shirts and shorts stand 

on a small asteroid amidst many others forming a Saturn-like 

The 

lig 

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ring around the planet below. 

INT. BILL’S KITCHEN - NIGHT 

Seated on a bar chair next to his laptop computer on a granite island, BILL STAR speaks into a large video camera. 

BILL
I, Bill Star, declare here and now, 

for all the world to see,
and for the future to be,
that the scribble and bits here, 

ht 

co 





nsu 

(points at papers and laptop) 

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and all that’s in there, 

(points at the camera)
and all the I write, do and say, and all that you see and hear, are my sole creation,
and protected by copyrights,
and patent in every nation,
so now the world’s notified of my intellectual property rights. 

INT. STARSHIP COCKPIT - NIGHT 

Bluish streams speed by the cockpit window. A ball of light hurls toward them consuming more and more of the view. 









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yth 



EXT. BLACK SAND BEACH OVERLOOKING OCEAN - DAY Bill’s POV -- Bill and Dawn gaze at the calm ocean. 

DAWN What happened? 

BILL (V.O.) I don’t know. 

ing 





145. 

DAWN Is this a movie? 

GABRIEL We brought you here? 

Dawn and Bill turn around to see GABRIEL and a woman, RUTH. 

BILL (V.O.) Who are you? 

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GABRIEL 

My name is Gabriel. This is my wife Ruth. This is our home planet, number 2032. 

BILL (V.O.)
What’s the significance of the 

number? 

GABRIEL
Your planet number is 3,033. The 

Father assigned a number to each planet created with human life. 

BILL (V.O.) Who is the Father? 

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GABRIEL
Our Creator and your Creator. 

DAWN How many planets? 

GABRIEL
Tens of thousands, but only a 

little more that one thousand are evolved. 

BILL (V.O.)
What do you mreanaby “evolved.” 

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GAB 

RI 

EL
Achieving travel beyond the speed 

of light and enlightenment. 

DAWN What do you mean? 

GABRIEL
You have a movie “War of the 

Worlds.” That will never exist. First, all intelligent life is humanoid, like the Father. 

(MORE) 

146. 

GABRIEL (cont'd) Second, only those who embrace 

peace and goodwill are allowed to achieve light speed travel. Many planetary civilizations destroy themselves before threatening others. 

BILL (V.O.)
So war does not exist here? 

RUTH
Only in the, what do you call them, 

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oh yes, the movies. But these shows aren’t very popular. 

Are you Father? 

Is that 

GABRIEL
on your way to see the 

BILL (V.O.) possible? Where is he? 

GABRIEL
He welcomes his children that make 

the pilgrimage. We will provide 

directions. Your ship will require 

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a more efficient Warp engine 

because His planet is over five hundred thousand light years from here. 

BILL (V.O.) How efficient? 

GABRIEL
We take care of it. Ruth? 

Ruth disappears. 

GABRIEL
She’ll upgrade your ship to Warp 

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99. 

Ruth materializes. 

BILL (V.O.)
Thank you both. What about our 

radio communications? 

GABRIEL
The upgrade will speed up those as 

well. 

147. 

DAWN Thank you so much. 

GABRIEL
Good luck on your journey. Perhaps 

we will meet again along the way. 

DAWN
We would enjoy that. 

BILL (V.O.) Thanks for everything. 

EXT. VERY VERY DEEP SPACE - NIGHT 

Galaxies blur as they speed by our view. The display reads: “Distance from Earth: 55,499 Light Years.” 

BILL (V.O.)
Warp 99. Over 400,000 light years 

to go. Four thousand years of 

RUTH Bon voyage. 

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travel. We’ve watched all the 

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movies, over and over again. Can 

we possibly to meet the Father, our Creator? 

A large colorful galaxy fills the cockpit window. 

BILL (V.O.) (CONT’D) Are we ready to encounter The Last 

Big Thing? The Final Final Frontier? 

Stars blur passing through our view. 

BILL (V.O.) (CONT’D) Am I up to the journey? Is Dawn? 

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Are YOU ready? 

Red and blue clouds inhabit the galaxy ahead. 

BILL (V.O.) (CONT’D) You... Choose........ 

ROLL CREDITS. 

148. 

RECEIVE SIGNAL AND SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR WARP 3 AND MOVIES. DO SERIES OF SCENES, PATHFINDER ON MARS, ASTEROID IN RING OF SATURN, JUPITER MOON, THEN RUN INTO OTHER HUMANS ON OTHER PLANET. 

DOES HE GIVE THE MEDAL OF HONOR. 

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Ryan intros board, no BS, then intros Darwin’s story, BS pulls in how?, Dawn follows, for offer he can’t refuse to go she whispers in his ear. JIM HAS blurry face. Nobody knows who BS selected as astronauts. 

Do previous big things say “this episode has been prerecorded.” Last episode shown by Ryan in space before he intro’s Final Frontier, the ultimate? Reality show. Show reviews STARearth, crowds of people with board, and Bill going to moon testing STARship, you choose. Then spaceship arrives with Bill, then Dawn 

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LED LIGHT TO MAKE TURN TO AVOID WALLS 

OSAMMA DEAL AND SHOW NUKES, THEN VOTE BRING BACK OSSAMA, YOU CHOOSE 

BUYS AMD AND FABS FOR CHIPS BEFORE MASS BUY?
DO A RAILROAD SCENE, FIND MOST SCENIC RAILS
FIND BILLBOARD FOR PERSONALIZED SIGNS, BILL AND DAWN’S VIEWS. Below is movie “Bill Star.” 

149. 

EXT. WITH OSSAMA - DAY 

BILL
Only one genre remains, that 

threatens our race, it’s name is terror, and it’s all over the place. 

OTHER - BOARD MEETING 

BILL
Your names will forever be known, 

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as the board of the first, to join all nations of earth, into a state of the people delivering peace here on earth, a state simply know as G STAR. 

BILL
For every human on earth has 

considerable worth.
INT. DIRECTOR BEFORE AND THEN ANNOU CANCEL TRADE 

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INT. SAILBOAT CABIN - NIGHT 

The cabin sways violently. Bill shakes his head and his Viewers fly off landing on the couch. Bill’s lashed to a pole with a belt. 

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EXT. SAILBOAT IN PACIFIC OCEAN - NIGHT 

The sailboat crests a thirty foot wave and surfs down the other side. Wind and rain fall. Bill takes the wheel. 

DO I SNEEK IN SCENES OF STACK FLOOR? 

150. 

DO WE HAVE LAUNCH OR TEST? POSSIBLY A BLOW UP? 

CHANGE THE NEXT SECTION TOO 

DAWN MAKES BILL OFFER HE CANNOT REFUSE TO COME WITH HIM 

BILL STAR’S THE FINAL FRONTIER ALSO STARRING DAWN STAR
WE SHOULD GET MARRIED, THERE’S NO CHANCE OF MARRAIGE FAILING 

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AT THE END OF THE SHOW, I’M OUTTA HERE BUY WORLD SCENES
G* SCENES
CHINA GREAT WALL 

PRESIDENT MEET SCENE 

LAUNCH SPACESHIP 

GOTO SAILBOAT 

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DO JIM LAMPERT WITH CEO’S VOTES CLOSED WHERE IS BILL STAR. MEET DIRECTOR KILL BILL STAR. 

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INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 8 - DAY 400 8th big thing - telephone 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 9 - DAY 800 9th big thing radio 

PHIL OUT SCENE 

151. 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 10 - DAY 1200 10th big thing - aviation 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 11 - DAY 1600 11th big thing - television 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 12 - DAY 2000 

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Atomic Power 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 13 - DAY 2400 12th big thing - computers 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 14 - DAY 2800 14th big thing - internet 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 15 - DAY 3200 

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13th big thing - convergence, start cell 

INT. “NEXT BIG THING(S)”, EPISODE 16 - DAY 16th big thing - harmony star XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 




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INT.  OVAL OFFICE OF PRESIDENT -  DAY




PRESIDENT:




Good Morning Admiral.




ADMIRAL REDD:




Morning Sir.  May I introduce Special Agent Rizeng.




PRESIDENT:




Ms. Rizeng.




DAWN:

(shakes PRESIDENT's hand)




Please call me Dawn Sir.




The President motions for them to sit on the couch across from the one he sits on.




NOTHING IS MORE THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




ADMIRAL REDD:




Mr. President, a few weeks ago we received a tip about email correspondence between one

U.S. Citizen and a number of government agencies including the White House.  To the casual

reader, these emails appeared to be SPAM, or gibberish, so it is understandable why so many

of its recipients ignored them for two years.

(turns to Dawn)

Ms. Rizeng, please tell the President what your investigation revealed.




DAWN:




The subject, a California citizen, has been diagnosed as Bi-Polar.   His emails exhibit

characteristics of Manic behavior.  In 2005 he emailed Governor Swarzenegger an offer to buy 

California and asked "what is 999 years of justice and peace on Earth worth?"

He claimed to be "playing forty moves in advance of the world based on insider information

of unworldly proportions" and threatened "buy the world."  




PRESIDENT:




What kind of insider information does he have?




DAWN:




Mr. President, our subject himself may be the Insider Information according to the Bible Code

experts we consulted.  May I show you a video mail I received from them?




The President nods and Dawn hands him her iPhone after she pushes a button launching a video.




FROM THE VIDEO




RABBI:




Ms. Rizeng... We found your man in the Codes.  He is the One who will bring us Peace to Earth.




DAWN(Off Screen from video):




Is he the Messiah?




RABBI:




The Codes say he is a "Helper of Jesus" and will prove Jesus Christ is the Messiah?  He will

invent the "Next Big Thing(S) and become the "Prophet of Profit(S)!"  My team is still working

to decode the script.




DAWN:

What do you mean by script?




RABBI:

It's a plan for the end or the world and a new world order.  We found references to the "two 

burning Towers" coinciding with "two burning Bushes."




DAWN(Off Screen from video):




President Bush?




RABBI:




He would be the second.  It says to watch him and learn from him while we show him our

worst practices.  His Board of Angels will execute God's plan.




DAWN(Off Screen from video):




His Board of Angels?




RABBI:




Ten Business Bulls and Seven Political Heads.  Have they been informed?




The video ends and the President hands the iPhone back to Dawn.




PRESIDENT:




Who's on this Board of Angels?




DAWN:




Some of the GreaTest Business Leaders among us.  He claimed to have invented the "Next Big Thing(S)!" 




PRESIDENT:




What do you mean his character?




DAWN:




"Bill Star's 'The Next Big Thing(S)!'" is a fantasy reality TV game show he's proposed.

But it's his earlier work that prompted us to look into the Codes.  And that's what brings

us here Mr. President.




PRESIDENT:




What Codes?




ADMIRAL REED




His "Bible Code Revelations!"




VIDEO MAIL FROM BIBLE CODE GUY




SHALOM




Everyone.  Government agencies, religious groups, and the news media.  Our investigation

discovered three screenplays on his computer, "September 11, 2011," "The Bible Code Revelations," 

and "Bill Star's 'The Next Big Thing(S)!'" where he calls himself a Prophet of Profits. 




PRESIDENT:




Why are we investigating some old guy writing fantasies?




DAWN:




The Bible Codes Sir.  We sent his writing to two Bible Code experts.




ADMIRAL REDD:




They said that he is the Long Awaited One.




PRESIDENT:




One what?




DAWN:




According to the Codes he means us no harm, he is a helper of Jesus, and he will lead us

to Peace on Earth. 




PRESIDENT:




Is he running for office?




DAWN:




He's created his own virtual nation he calls the "United World(S) of harmony*."  

He said:  "Beware the Ides of March... and remember the D Word..."




PRESIDENT:




What is the "D Word?"




DAWN:




One of the emails we intercepted from one of our person of interest's collaborators said:

"Holy (BLEEP) we could hold worldwide elections!"




PRESIDENT:




Elections for what?  Who is he working with?




DAWN:




He had two partners before his second visit to a mental hospital.




PRESIDENT:




Why are we investigating an obviously deranged individual?




DAWN:




The Codes say that he does not know who he is.  That we should not tell him because he is still learning.  He will re-invent Capitalism...




ADMIRAL REDD:




With "Trickle Up Economics!"




DAWN:




We would like your permission to talk to Alan Greenspan.




PRESIDENT:




Why Greenspan?




DAWN:




Alan Greenspan is our subject's proposed co-Chairman of His Board of Angels.  




PRESIDENT:




What kind of threat are we looking at here?  What am I supposed to tell the President?




DAWN:




The decoded script says we should inform His Board of Angels first.




DAWN:




The Code said we're all in His Show, even the President, who he calls one of two Burning

Bush*s.




ADMIRAL REDD:




With Two Burning Towers... it's in the Codes.




PRESIDENT:




What…?




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