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Don
Posted: January 17th, 2009, 11:58am Report to Moderator
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Each team had two weeks to come up with a short script (15 pages maximum) based on the genre and theme science fiction and ‘solving the food shortage.’

The scripts were submitted on January 16th, 11:59pm, EST.

The teams are listed below.  

GM Miles  &  Stebrown;
Dreamscale  &  Stevie;
George Willson  &  Sandra E;
MBCGirl  &  Shelton;
The Boy Who Could Fly  &  Me;
Higgonaitor  & Tommy P;
Zack,  Nixon  &  James R.

For the first week or so, fake names are used for the entrants.  

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Famine by Tyler Higgins and Thomas Pascal (higgonaitor, tommyp)  writing as:  Wolfman vs Frankenstein's Monster - Short, Sci Fi - In a future where famine has taken away humanity's food supply forcing people to live on pills, a team of revolutionaries rise up against injustice in the hope of creating a better life. 15 pages - doc, format

Food For Thought by Me and Jordan Weibe  (me and the boy who could fly)  writing as:  You and Them - Short, Sci Fi - In a world where food is scarce and crime is at its breaking point, a group of strangers discover a food source that turns into terror. 15 pages - pdf, format

Food Chain by Gary and Stephen (gm giles and stebrown)  writing as:  Mac 'n Cheese - Short, Sci Fi - A family man goes to great lengths to put food on the table and solves the food shortage. But for who? 15 pages - pdf, format

Barren Earth by Morgan Cooper & Mike Shelton (mbcgirl $ shelton)  writing as:  Captain & Tennille - Short, Sci Fi - With the world on the brink of extinction, water is at a premium, and Earth's only greenery comes from the eerie glow of the night sky.  As water rations diminish, tempers flare and turn one small town upside down.  How they'll survive...God only knows. 15 pages - pdf, format

A Different Menu by Steve McDonell and Jeff Bush (stevie and dreamscale)  writing as:  Dweezil and Moon Unit - Short, Sci Fi - A grandfather in a future world wants to feed his family some decent food… 15 pages - pdf, format

The Long Road Home by James Redd, Zack Akers, Zavier Alvarez (james r, zack, nixon)  writing as:  Matter Eater and Duo Damsel - Short, Sci Fi - As a small band of soldiers begin to wake from cryostasis, their dreams of a long-awaited homecoming are shattered when they realize they're stranded on the outer reaches of our solar system.  Dangerously low on supplies, their survival now hinges on whether one of them is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. 15 pages - pdf, format

Love & Fresh Air Part I by Sandra Watson & George Willson (sandra e. & george willson)  writing as:  Anonymous and For Now - Short, Sci Fi - As the food shortage emerged, so did a new human genus called Indigo. Now a university professor bent on studying Indigo culture enters their temple for procreation purposes and not only falls in love, but for a plan to help kidnap The King's daughter. 15 pages - pdf, format


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Good to see all the scripts up. Just to let you all know today is officially drink day so I'll be doing no reading but tomorrow the time will come. My football team is in a relegation battle! boo hoo


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Done reading them all.  That was quick and relatively painless.  Well done guys - looking forward to seeing who wrote what... Can I start guessing yet?
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I've read all of them through, and I enjoyed all of them in some sense.  I guess it wouldn't hurt to start making guesses since this challenge is a lot more under the radar than others, and there probably won't be an official thread on it given the low number of entries, so here should suffice.

I'd wait for others to chime in before submitting the guesses yet though.


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My Guesses:

GM Miles  &  Stebrown = ??
Dreamscale  &  Stevie = ??
George Willson  &  Sandra E = Anonymous and For Now
MBCGirl  &  Shelton = Dweezil and Moon Unit
The Boy Who Could Fly  &  Me = You and Them
Higgonaitor  & Tommy P = ??
Zack,  Nixon  &  James R. = ??
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Quoted from mcornetto
My Guesses:

George Willson  &  Sandra E = Anonymous and For Now



I can't argue with that logic...It just fits the the pattern.  Well, at least for one of the writers.  If memory serves, this is the second "half" script we've seen from them.  Tsk...tsk...lay off story development in your comments please.


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What if the Hokey Pokey, IS what it's all about?

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I know who wrote the Pig People one-- like that's hard.   A Different Menu? I'm not sure.

The best one of all I think is Food Chain and I think it's written by Higgonaitor and company.

I thought The Long Road Home had some good writing, but alas, I think it was heading in the direction or ours and had more of a featuresque kind of atmosphere.

P.S. Everything Jeff said on this one is absolutely true. We decided it was what it was for the challenge and took the liberties of an extra two pages. I don't see it as a short, and it kinda contorts like those contortionists into the challenge; indeed, it's not weighting on "the food supply". The whole procreation thing took over, but I loved my partner's writing on this. There were some wonderful moments and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

I enjoyed this challenge very much. It was a lot of fun working with You-Know-Who. No!! Not Voldermort. The nice guy. The guy who likes to think a lot. Yes. Him. The sweet one.

With luck, we'll take the feedback and write the other half, or two thirds... and make it a good one.

Congratulations again to the writers of Food Chain. Way to go!

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So I have read all the scripts and on the whole am very impressed. Not sure I can guess all of them yet but will wait a while to see if there are anymore reads, though at least two are quite obvious.

I did notice that Shelton has commented on them all, very sneaky Mr Shelton. Not a bad idea so I have shamelessly copied him and done the same, to try and throw everyone off the scent so to speak.
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My guesses

Famine - Dreamscale  &  Stevie

Food for Thought - The Boy Who Could Fly  &  Me

Barren Earth - MBCGirl  &  Shelton

A Different Menu - Higgonaitor  & Tommy P

The Long Road Home - Zack,  Nixon  &  James R

Love & Fresh Air Part I - George Willson  &  Sandra E

Food Chain - ??????????????


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Wish I knew about this before hand.  I musta just scrolled right down the board and didnt even take notice.  Somebody has to PM me with a reminder sometime lol
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Sandra outed us, so I didn't write a fake review of our script. I rather enjoyed this, and while it would take a hell of a budget, I think we do intend to further explore our idea by filling it out to decent proportions. 15 pages? We figured out of what's there, we could easily get 30-45 pages out of that part alone just by properly expanding every point in there.


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What if the Hokey Pokey, IS what it's all about?

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As George has stated, a lot to be explored here. We had worked for the first week just doing brainstorming back and forth. We did a lot of PM's back and forth.

In the future, I think we'll have to work right in Final Draft or Word with the revision marks because with all the edits and revisions that go on, it would certainly be nice to have a record of all the changes just to see how far we've come.

Everyone's comments I think hit the nail on the head with this one- we knew it wasn't finished and we just weren't going to try and pretend it was something that it wasn't by reshaping it anymore at that point. I really liked George's comment to me: It is what it is. For me, it was really very liberating to hear that and it's just one of the reasons I've enjoyed working with George.

Interesting to note: We're both Geminis.  

Anyways, I think that Mike was pulling a sneaky and he's one of the writers of Food Chain.

I thought Jeff co-wrote The Long Road Home, but apparently I'm wrong there.

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Here's my take;)

Love and Fresh Air Part I | Sandra and George
Food for Thought | Pia and The boy who could fly
A Different Menu | Stevie and Dreamscale
The Long Road Home | Zack, Nixon and James R
Famine | Higgonaitor and Tommy P
Food Chain | SteBrown and GM Miles
Barren Earth | Captain and Tennille


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Tommy and I did not write food chain, though I'm flattered you think we did.


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