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Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Star Trek: TOS Spec Challenge - posted by Don

A few weeks ago, over on the Discussion Forum a few writers took a fun challenge – write a spec script for Star Trek: The Original Series. This was purely for fun since, to the best of my knowledge, there really isn’t a market for a Star Trek: TOS script.

Star Trek: Children of Men by Michael Cornetto

(Series, Sci Fi) – The Enterprise is ripped from middle of a battle and thrown into an unknown sector of space. A heavily shielded type M planet is found nearby. What could the technologically advanced inhabitants of that planet be hiding? (pdf – formatting: )
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Star Trek: Provision Consideration by Ray

(Series, Sci Fi) – As Spock and McCoy fight for their lives onboard an alien spacecraft seeking asylum, Captain Kirk must create on the fly an unconventional confrontation strategy with bloodsport hunters when they come looking for their escaped property . (pdf – formatting: )
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Star Trek: Bearer of Burdens by Gary Rademan

(Series, Sci Fi) – The Enterprise investigates raider activity near a planet which has declined Federation membership. Kirk is offered a promotion at Starfleet. Introducing Neeyun, a female Klingon. (pdf – formatting: )
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Star Trek: As Above, So Below by Catherine Hall

(Series, Sci Fi) – The crew of the Enterprise explore an unknown galaxy in which brand new laws of physics are set in stone. (pdf – formatting: )
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Open Your Mind by Martin Lancaster – Featured Unproduced Script of the Month - posted by Don

By Sean Elwood - seanelwoodart.blogspot.comOpen Your Mind by Martin Lancaster

In a world where cranial surgery is the new heroin of a deteriorating nation, a hardened ex-con fights for his sanity and his life against the cartel boss responsible for his incarceration. (Thriller) 97 pages in pdf format

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Status: Available/Under Consideration

poster by Sean Elwood

Writer Bio: Martin Lancaster is a full-time writer and narrative designer for video games. He’s recently completed work on the story for Crysis 2 together with sci-fi author Richard Morgan. The game is due for release on March 22nd and will be available on PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

His screenplays have been translated into several short films and a television pilot, and he recently embarked on his first short film project as producer/director: an adaptation of the short story ‘Berenice’ by Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in Frankfurt, Germany with his girlfriend and a chili plant named Dante. You can view some of Martin’s work on his website at MartinLancaster.Com

Martin has been active on the discussion forum since 2005. Some of his other works include shorts such as Araucaria, The Universe Explained? and Vixen which you can read on our Discussion Forum

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Artwork provided by Sean Elwood

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Movie Poet December winners - posted by Don


MoviePoet.com announces the winners of the December 2010 short script open challenge.

“Sleighbells & Cigarettes” by Jem Rowe ~ First Place
When Santa Claus is murdered, Rudolph takes it upon himself to find the killer.

“Elegy of Emptiness” by Paul De Vrijer & Travis DeStein ~ Second Place
An astronaut playboy gets a glimpse of true love moments before his death.

“Private Property” by Marnie Mitchell Lister ~ Third Place
A young man ends up on the run when he tries to protect his mother from a crazed land owner.

Each month, Movie Poet runs a free online five page screenplay contest. On the first of each month a new contest is announced. During that month, you can enter your script. During the next month, you can read, vote, and comment on all the entries. Finally, during the third month, the results are announced.

Head on over to Movie Poet and give it a go. – Don

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