Solar Sailing Pirates

by Dr. Pelham Mead III

The Iron Butterfly, the racing solar sailing space ship in the movie script, “The Solar Sailing Pirates.”

SOLAR WIND PIRATES

Written by Dr. Pelham Mead III

260 East Bradley Avenue, Space 3, El Cajon, Ca. 92021 619-449-8716 drpel@aol.com 1

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ACT ONE- THE SKY HAWK SPACE ACADEMY

SCENE 1- INT. DAY-

The year is 4020 and the scene takes place in the living room of Millionaire William Johnson. His home is on the top of a mountain outside of Los Angeles inter-space Transport Center of the North American Corporation Council.

JAKE JOHNSON (19) Father I have given it a great deal of thought and I have decided that I want to join the Sky Hawk Space Academy of the North American Federation in Colorado.

WILLIAM JOHNSON (63)FATHER OF JAKE That sounds like a good idea son. Have you filled out the application yet?

JAKE JOHNSON Yes, father I sent a hologram copy from my hologram watch yesterday.

WILLIAM JOHNSON It is good to see you are using my invention to good use son. I will speak with the Commander of the Academy on your behalf to make sure they accept you at the young age of 16.

JAKE JOHNSON Well I am going to be 19 in a month father. So I am not that young. I have to take the physical fitness test next week, and then the psychological tests afterward. I am training everyday on my body strength and cardiovascular readiness.

WILLIAM JOHNSON That’s great son. I am proud of you. I truly hope you get into the Sky Hawk Space Academy. Your Grandfather General Jake Johnson would be proud too if he were alive. Would you like me to order you some breakfast from the replicator?

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JAKE JOHNSON No thanks father, I have already had a cup of coffee and Russian coffee cake from the replicator early this morning. I have to take Drak for a run this morning. I will be back in an hour. Come on Drak, let’s go for a run.

Note: Drak is the German Shepard dog.

WILLIAM JOHNSON Good. Meanwhile, I will send a Holograph to Commander James Goddart and tell him my son is applying to the Sky Hawk Space Academy.

A week later.

WILLIAM JOHNSON (CONT’D) (Via holograph transmission) Hello Commander Goddart, you are looking well today. Bill William calling on behalf of my son Jake Johnson who is applying to the Sky Hawk Space Academy. You remember I was on your appointment review board when you were selected to run the Sky Hawk Space Academy?

COMMANDER GODDART (66) Bill it is good to see you. I remember when you, and I met when I was installed as Commander of the Sky Hawk Space Academy. How can I be of service Bill?

WILLIAM JOHNSON I just wanted you to be aware that my son Jake is a highly talented young man, and eager to join the Academy. I would appreciate any special assistance you can give him in applying for the Academy.

COMMANDER GODDART Of course Bill. I will give him the red carpet treatment, and do all I can to speed up his acceptance here at the academy. 3.

WILLIAM JOHNSON Thank you Commander. I will keep in touch. Have a nice day. Signing off.

Two months later.

JAKE JOHNSON Dad guess what? I just got a message from the Commander of the Sky Hawk Academy on my wrist communicator. I have been accepted for the fall class of 4021 at the Academy. That means I can enter the Academy next fall.

WILLIAM JOHNSON Congratulations son. I alway knew they would accept you. Go and tell your mother the good news.

JAKE JOHNSON Right I forgot to tell mom. Let me go tell her now. She is out on the terrace.

Minutes later.

JAKE JOHNSON (CONT’D) Mother I have good news. I have been accepted to the Sky Hawk Academy.

SUSAN JOHNSON (47) That is wonderful son. You will make a great Sky Hawk cadet. Congratulations. Have you told your father yet? We should celebrate tonight with a special meal.

JAKE JOHNSON Thank you mother (Gives her a big hug).

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SCENE 2- EXT. DAY- THE YEAR 4021.

While at the Academy Jake meets Veronica Green and they become close friends and begin dating.

Scene 3-INT. DAY-

THE ACADEMY MESS HALL. MEETING VERONICA GREEN.

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SCENE 4-EXT. DAY-

Jake joins the Solar Sailing Race Team for the Academy and places first in his first race.

Explanation of Solar Sailing Ships.

ACT TWO- CALAMITY STRIKES

SCENE 1-EXT. DAY-

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The SOPHOMORE year live training exercises at the Sky Hawk Academy. During a training exercise Jake accidentally shoots and kills fellow Cadet William Nadik.

SCENE 2- INT. NIGHTThe Sky Hawk Academy Disciplinary Committee.

Jake is brought before the Academy Disciplinary committee, Charged with reckless endangerment and dismissed from the Academy for not taking the proper safety precautions.

SCENE 3- INT. DAYJake says goodbye to Monica Green after being dismissed from the academy.

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SCENE 4-INT. NIGHT-

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William Johnson pays reparitions to the Nakik family to avoid felony civilian charges against Jake.Jake meets with his father who pays the Nakik family for the death of their son and Jake is not arrested for felony murder.

Jake says goodbye to Monica.

ACT 3- DROPPING OUT

SCENE 1-INT. DAYDrunken brawl in a bar in Rome a year later.

Jake is arrested a year later for fighting in a bar in Rome.

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Jake drops out of site after being dismissed from the Academy and becomes a playboy drunkard who is always drinking, fighting, and arguing with other rich 5.

brats.

While in jail, Jake Meets Arrundi Buel who was also in jail for being drunk and disorderly like Jake. Jake and Arrundi talk about solar sailing and their love of the sport. Arrundi tells Jake about his experience being a pilot for two man teams of Solar Sailing racing tournaments for the rich and famous around the world. Jake decides to join Arrundi.

in Rome Italy, and Arrundi talks Jake into joining his Solar Sailing Race team sponsored by Corporate Sponsors.

Jake becomes part of a two man racing team with Arrundi Buel as co-pilot with Arrundi Buel in Solar Sailing Races for big money rewards.

THe name of their Solar Sailing Ship is called the Iron Butterfly.

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ACT 4- THE SOLAR SAILING RACES FOR THE RICH.

Scene 1- Ext. Day-

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Jake and Arrundi become two well known Solar sailing racing pilots by winning many tournaments around the world.

The two man Solar Sailing Race Team of Jake Johnson and Arrundi Buel, become the talk of the international Solar racing circuit.

Transmission of typical solar sailing race, and it begins and ends.

Scene 2- INT. DAY- ROME solar sailing racing airport where Jake meets his old girl friend Veronica Green

Jake runs into Veronica Green from his Old Academy days.

Veronica Green is now a Lieutenant in the Sky Hawk Assault Rangers who use Solar Sailing Ships armed with lasers to track down Space pirates, and wanted criminals escaping into space from Earth, Mars, or Earth’s Moon.

Veronica gets to watch a Holograph of one of Jakes races with his Iron Butterfly against Desmonde’ Adar’s Black Dragon Solar Sailing Ship. The two man team of Desmonde Adar, and Ron Blue in the Black Dragon beat Jake Johnson and Arundi Buel by cheating and clipping their solar array wings in the race causing the Iron Butterfly to lose solar Power and speed. Jake files a protect to no avail. Veronica is very supportive of Jake and they begin dating again.

ACT FIVE- THE BLACK DRAGON IS STOLEN

SCENE 1- EXT. NIGHT-

FADE IN: Count Von Wertz and Shaolin SUn Cho, two shady characters, plot to steal the 6.

Black Dragon.

They successfully steal the Black Dragon at night.

Desmonde Adar approaches Jake Johnson and Arrundi Buel to ask for their help in recovering the Black Dragon Solar sailing ship. Jake refuses at first, but Veronica softens him up and gets him to take on the task, besides there is a three million dollar reward from the insurance company that insures the Black Dragon from theft.

Jake and Arrundi accept the challenge and make plans to refit the Black Dragon with laser guns.

ACT SIX-CHASING THE SOLAR SAILING SHIP PIRATES.

SCENE 1-EXT. DAY-

FADE IN:

Count Von Wertz uses the Black Dragon to attack gold ore freighters traveling from Mars to Earth. Count Von Wertz and Shaolin Sun Cho plan to take as much gold ore as they can carry and sell it on the black market on Earth.

Veronica is called by the Sky Hawk Assault Rangers to track down these Pirates of the Black Dragon.

Jake and Arrundi realize that the Iron Butterfly is too small to install laser guns and to streamlined for just speed and not long distance space voyages.

Arrundi through his connections using the reward money plus some of his own to finance the building of a new and larger Solar Sailing Space ship equipped with laser canons, magnetic deflector shields, and Atomic scatter bombs. A corporation called Sky Shield builds the new solar sailing space ship with an agreement to share in the reward of three million dollars.

The new Solar Sailing ship requires a crew of four and is called the Green Dragon.

ACT SEVEN- THE GREEN DRAGON

SCENE 1-EXT. DAY-

FADE IN: THe Sky Hawk Assault Rangers depart immediately with Lieutenant Veronica Green part of the fleet of three Solar Attack Sailing Space ships.

The description of the Sky Hawk Assault Rangers solar sailing ships called Falcons.

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ACT EIGHT- THE SKY HAWK RANGERS ENTER THE CHASE

SCENE 1- EXT. DAYThe Sky Hawk Assault Rangers chase after the solar space pirates.

The Green Dragon has the edge with the most modern technology on it. The Falcon ships are older and lack some new improvements.

A freight ship from Mars sends out a distress signal that it is being attacked by an unknown Solar Sailing Ship.

The Sky Hawk Assault Rangers answer the distress call of the gold ore freighter.

ACT NINE- THE GREEN DRAGON Scene 1- EXT. DAYThe Green Dragon prepares for rocket assist takeoff into space to chase the solar sailing pirates that stole the Black Dragon.

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The new Green Dragon is finally finished and Jake and Arrundi take off from Earth and give chase after the solar space pirates.

The Sky Hawk Assault Rangers detect the Black Dragon solar sailing space ship in the ship lanes between Mars and Earth and give chase.

ACT TEN-THE AMBUSH IN SPACE

SCENE 1- EXT. NIGHTThe Black Dragon heads around the back side of Earth’s moon to hide.

The Black Dragon heads around the back side of Earth’s moon, and ambushes two of the Falcon ships and destroys them with laser cannons before they realize it is a trap.

Veronica Green is in Falcon ship #255, and is close behind Falcon ship #304. When they get around the other side of Earth’s Moon, they realize the space junk they see is the remains of their fellow Sky Hawk Assault Rangers.

The Green Dragon is close behind the Rangers by on Earth day.

The Green Dragon catches up to the Falcon ships that survived and together they develop a plan and chase after the Solar pirates. The Black Dragon seems to have disappeared into outer space.

FADE TO BLACK.

ACT ELEVEN- THE SPACE BATTLE 8.

SCENE 1-EXT. DAY-

FADE IN: After considerable charting and sensing, the Green Dragon finds the Black Dragon heading toward a deadly meteor shower. Normally, Solar Sailing Space ships cannot travel through meteor showers due to the danger of having meteors ripping the solar sails to shreds.

Jake tries an unproved theoretical move by pulling back it’s solar wings and suddenly slowing down the Green Dragon long enough to take a shot at the Black Dragon with a laser cannon off their bow.

The Black Dragon is disabled with a second shot to the solar wings by the Jake Johnson in the Green Dragon. The wings of the Black Dragon have separated from the main body of the ship leaving the ship stuck in space in the middle of a meteor shower.

ACT TWELVE- ALL THINGS MUST COME TO AN END

SCENE 1- EXT. DAY-

The finale.

Solar butterfly space ship

Deploying solar sail

Green dragon solar sailing space ship

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