The X-Files "Fight The Future"
(The classic fanfare from Alfred Newman plays as the 20th CENTURY FOX
logo is shown all over the the big screen. Fade to black - Silence.
(DW NOTE: Enough time to Take your greatest fear and multiply it by X:)
NOW, Mark Snows thrilling new movie-version of The X-Files theme song
begins to play. Seas of blackoil fill the screen then text in white letters runs in.
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
Under gloomy sky a huge fortress looms on a volcanic mountainside. From within WE HEAR the agonizing scream of a woman giving birth.
INT. NOCKMAAR CASTLE - DAY
The scream continues as WE MOVE THROUGH the grim corridors of the castle TOWARD stairs leading down to a dungeon.
INT. DUNGEON - DAY
Silhouetted in sadows, three Nockmaar MINIONS stand guard. In a jail cell, sex fully pregnant WOMEN watch
From the story "Who Goes There"
by Don A. Stuart
March 4, 1981
MACREADY 35. Helicopter pilot. Likes chess. Hates
the cold. The pay is good.
GARRY 46. The station manager. Stiff. Ex-army
officer. Wears a handgun.
CHILDS 33. Six-four. Two-fifty. Black. A
mechanic. Can be jolly. But dont mess.
BLAIR 50. Sensitive. Intelligent. Unassuming.
Note: Hows this for a change from the finished product?!? ... and NO mention of the powerful Opening Vistas! This is how the script begins ...
The screen is a microcosm of leaf, crystal drops of precipitation, a stone, emerald green moss. Its a landscape in miniature. We HEAR the forest. Some distant birds. Their sound seems to reverberate as if in a cavern. A piece of sunlight refracts