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"Space: 1999 - Breakaway Part II"

Human Decision Required By Matt Butts
Originally published 1999; re-issued April 2006
(Space1999.org imprint)
The sequel to Space: 1999's first episode, "Breakaway"

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Description:

September 13, 1999: Massive thermonuclear explosions have propelled Earth's moon into interstellar space on an odyssey without end. The very survival of the 311 souls aboard Moonbase Alpha will soon become a matter of life and death when they encounter the planet Terra Nova.

But before then, the untold story of the day after Breakaway--starting on September 14, 1999--will be finally revealed.

And the survivors on the wayward moon will depend on one another as never before. Amidst the chaos, heroes are born--and die--as they face newfound challenges. But one amongst them will work tirelessly to undermine the authority within Alpha itself.

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Note: This story is written entirely in script format.

44. MEDICAL SECTION DOOR, HELENA IN FOREGROUND

Door opens. MATHIAS exits as SIMMONDS enters. He looks over his shoulder at MATHIAS as he exits, then turns back to HELENA.

SIMMONDS
Good morning, Doctor Russell.

45. HELENA, SIMMONDS IN BACKGROUND

HELENA turns her back to him.

HELENA
(coldly)
Commissioner.

SIMMONDS
Iíd like to talk to you about John Koenig.

46. HELENA

She turns back around.

HELENA
What about John Koenig?

SIMMONDS
(v/o)
Do you believe him to be fit to command?

HELENA
What is that supposed to mean, Commissioner?

47. MEDIUM SHOT: SIMMONDS

He stands there with his arms folded.

SIMMONDS
Surely the commanderís decision to remain on Alpha instead of returning to Earth is not the act of a rational man.

HELENA
(v/o)
I see.

48. MEDIUM SHOT: HELENA

She keeps her composure, with some effort.

HELENA
You want me to say that John Koenig is unfit to command. He isnít. In fact, I believe he stands a far greater chance of keeping us all alive than you do.

49. SIMMONDS

SIMMONDS
Doctor, need I remind you that you work for the International Lunar Comm--

50. CLOSE-UP: HELENA, OVER SIMMONDS' SHOULDER

Facing him down.

HELENA
We're a long way from the International Lunar Commission, Simmonds. I don't see where my next paycheck's coming from.

HELENA turns, walks away from SIMMONDS, turns back.

HELENA
I'm through lying for you, Commissioner. If you'll excuse me now, I have patients to take care of.

51. SIMMONDS

He turns and leaves.

52. CLOSE-UP: HELENA

MUSIC.

CUT TO:

53. INT. MAIN MISSION

VICTOR in foreground. PAUL, SANDRA, KOENIG go about their business in the background.

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Moonbase Alpha
Commander John Koenig
Dr. Helena Russell
Professor Victor Bergman
Alan Carter
Controller Paul Morrow