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Posted: May 30th, 2012, 7:17pm Report to Moderator
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Aphrodite Terra by David Redstone - Comedy - The Pest of the West invaded America in 1877.  Genius geeks start these same tumbleweeds rolling with a new purpose today.  Theyíll entangle the President, the Lake Elsie Monster, Buckyballs, a 52-foot thigh of Athena and a pair of heavenly bodies. 97 pages - pdf, format


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Worst logline ever?

I plan on reading this today (as much as I can), but it's not because of your logline.  
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Some format and general comments on the first 15 pages:

p. 1


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Just above the fence, a completely black face with malevolent red-pupiled eyes pops up.


I see what you did here with the hat, but it was confusing and slowed the read.  I pictured someone in black face.  I don't think you need it.


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JACK (V.O.)


Should be (O.S.)


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Next door, Jack disappears as he steps down.


You donít even need this.


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LINA (V.O.)


Again, (O.S.)

Good first scene!  I like the tension between the two, and the way it ends.

p. 4

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Two BOYS, ages 8 or 9, sit in a small rowboat on the calm lake, near the shore.


Well, is it 8 or 9?  Also, since you name them in the following dialogue, go ahead and tell us their names now.  
Ex:  PERRY (8) and JASON (9) sit in a small rowboat on the calm
lake, near the shore.  


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PERRY
Címon!


Why is he saying this?  Is he prompting Jason to do something?  You donít tell us what the boys are doing.

p. 6
Another green box appears on-screen as Jack stands.
Not sure what the relevance is.  Does the box indicate something?

p. 7


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Jack absently pets a cactus plant on his desk.


This seems out of character.

p. 8


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Jack goes into the kitchen and fusses with the blender.


If we follow Jack into the kitchen, you need a new scene heading.  If we donít, dialogue will be (O.S.)


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EXT. DONNELLY ROOF - NIGHT
Lina looks up and behind, from her bedroom window. A
collapsible ladder stretches from the window to the roof.


Your scene heading has us on a roof, then we are at Lina looking out her window.  Itís awkward.


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BOB
Shhh! Theyíre out there! Jackie,
Raggedy Ann and Andy.
LINA
You mean Candy and Randy?
BOB
Whatever.


Funny

p. 9


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EXT. DONNELLY DRIVEWAY - CONTINUOUS
Bob hangs from the basketball hoop above the garage,


He would have swished only if he had gone through it.

I read the first 15 pages.  The main issues are that I am not really sure who our main character is.  I'm assuming Jack is, but he hasn't drawn me in as a main should.  He's almost likable, but not quite.

I guess the inciting incident is the loss of the pod thing in the lake, but I don't see danger yet.  Or is it the approaching space object (that scene was a little long, btw).

Many scripts on this site could take a lesson from you on quick scenes and snappy dialogue.  For the most part, you get in and out of your scenes really well.  There is a lot of sexual subtext going on that I found well done and humorous.

And I hate to pile on, but the logline is terrible.  There's no mention of a main character, and that's why we're all here.  I hope the rest of the script brings payoff for the strange title.  I am also struggling with it, as it sounds too sci-fi for a comedy.

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