INT. CARNUBIUM MINE -- DAY
A pick axe SLAMS into solid rock, breaking off a chunk.
The prisoner lowers his axe and wipes sweat from his brow.
Muscled arms, a trim body, alien face partially covered by
the nose piece from a rebreather tank. MERRITT is a hip
alien with a sarcastic wit and a kick back attitude, sentenced
to 25 years for hijacking cargo ships.
A GUARD nudges Merritt
The remorseless drought had lasted now for ten million years, and would not end for another million. The reign of the terrible lizards had long since passed, but here on the continent which would one day be known as Africa, the battle for survival had reached a new climax of ferocity, and the victor was not yet in sight. In this dry and barren land, only the small or the swift or the fierce could
THE SAME SCENE; THE SAME SHOTS. Suddenly time RUSHES FORWARD. Als voice squeaks, the action accellerates.
Run past this stuff.
THE VISUALS SPEED EVEN FASTER. SOMEBODY is running the tapes of
the EXPERIMENT right before the attack...FAST FORWARD.
You wont believe this.
INT. LAB - The INTRUDERS SLOW the tape and watch with interest.
CU.- THE BEAKER on the pedestal surrounded by
-- TERMINATOR 2 SCRIPT --
1 ext. city street - day 1
Downtown L.A. Noon on a hot summer day. On an EXTREME LONG LENS the
lunchtime crowd stacks up into a wall of humanity. In SLOW MOTION they
move in herds among the glittering rows of cars jammed bumper to bumper.
Heat ripples distort the torrent of faces. The image is surreal,
dreamy... and like a dream it begins very slowly to
Barely audible, an organ plays a haunting theme. The title credits appear. They are simple green lettering on a black background.
Point of view from inside a small medicine cabinet. The door is opened creating a low hum, and throwing light on THX 1138, a man about thirty-five years old. He has a closely shaved head: which makes him appear bald. The image is distorted as seen over