I wrote a script about a month or so ago called ETHAN of SPACE. Here’s the idea:
50 year in our future a rogue radio signal is being transmitted from the planet Neptune, a planet made of gas. A deep space mission has been assembled to investigate the seemingly impossible event. In this age of space exploration, deep space missions are piloted by super computers and manned only by a single human computer engineer whose only objective is to maintain the working order of the computer. Apart from that, they have no business on the craft.
Ethan is the engineer assigned to the 10-year-long Neptune mission.
By the time Ethan returns from Neptune, he will have spent half of his life alone in deep space. This has undoubtedly rocked his ability to interact with humans and he now finds solace in the silent cold black of space.
This particularly important mission has been deemed the perfect inaugural run of the super computer ED100 (nicknamed “Edie”) the first computer with enough intelligence to make it’s own decisions on a moment-to-moment basis. Some rather over-philosophical scientists argue it even has the capability of imagination.
Over the coming years on the way to Neptune, Edie is able to slowly break down the walls Ethan has built around him. A strange uncomfortable question starts rattling the reader’s brain, “is this dude falling in love with his PC? That is messed up, man.” Over those 10 years and 30 or so pages the two star-crossed lovers go through several adventures bringing them closer, but none of which can prepare them for the Neptune experience.
A closer look at the nature of our own reality is brought outright when we realize Neptune is undeniably an egg of a truly ethereal cosmic entity beyond our own understanding and our characters have inadvertently released it from it’s embryonic prison. Is it a planet devourer? Is it a god? Who knows, but it’s free to do as it wishes.
We are a miniscule rung on an infinite ladder.
I’ve already said more than I should have so I won’t divulge any more.
As of right now, I’m not sure what to do with the script. I’ve got other things going on. But it’s story I would really like to tell. 30 pages isn’t much thought, just a one-off, so I’m not sure what a good home would be.