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Lost in Space (1998)

by Akiva Goldsman.
Based on the television series by Irwin Allen.
Final script.

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FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY


CHAPTER 1: Earth 2058
---------------------
FADE IN ON:

EXT.-SPACE

PULL BACK slowly as MARS fills THE FRAME, a sphere of red desert and
fast rushing crimson clouds.

A triangular CARGO SHIP descends from the dark of space.

		PILOT (OVER)

	Mars mining base, this is Grissom One,
	Request final descent vector.

REVERSE ANGLE

EXT.-MARS

A row of giant red mountains and beneath, on the planet's surface, the
spires of A MINING BASE. Illuminated landing crosshairs alight a
landing pad, beckoning the ship.

		CONTROLLER (OVER)

	Roger, Grissom One, this is Mars
	Mining, You are cleared to land. Hope
	you got some Partagas in that rust
	bucket, Sal.

EXT.-EDGE OF SPACE

THE CARGO SHIP changes attitude, landing thrusters FIRING as the vessel
begins to penetrate the atmosphere.

		PILOT

	I brought you the most amazing...

Amazing, what, we'll never know. The CARGO SHIP begins to EXPLODE, the
bubble bridge BLOWING out into space in a ball of fire.

EXT.- MARS

LOW ANGLE from the planet's surface-. Two shapes BLAST through FRAME,
BUBBLE FIGHTERS, single pilot, transparent globes, racing up towards
the sudden star of the cargo ship at impossible speed.

INT.-BUBBLE FIGHTER

POV of the burning Cargo Ship, coming towards us incredibly fast.
Speed, trajectory and tactical readouts flash.

EXT.-CARGO SHIP

The pulse lasers are still hammering the ravaged hull.

WIDER

Two sinister ATTACK SHIPS, their lasers locked onto the Cargo Ship,
FIRE away as they BLAST overhead. The nuclear core of the Cargo Ship
overloads, the craft finally EXPLODING in a storm of fire.

A BUBBLE FIGHTER ROARS through the hurling world of flame. PUSH IN.

INT.-BUBBLE FIGHTER

A lone FIGURE stands in a gyroscopic harness, working a heads-up
holographic display, command controls spinning 360 degrees with the
pilot's Comas the fighter SCREAMS after the fleeing raider.

The harness spins, the pilot coming clearly into view. Handsome,
intense, reckless eyes. MAJOR DON WEST.

		WEST

	Sino-Jordanian Raiders. They're
	claiming the cargo ship violated
	their air-space.

INT.-SECOND BUBBLE FIGHTER

Another pilot (JEB WALKER) commands an identical craft, ROCKETING
towards the assault craft just below West's.

		JEB

	This cold war's heating up. Where did
	they come from?

INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER

		WEST

	Hell. And we're going to send them
	back screaming.

West activates his targeting computer.

		WEST

	Last one to kill a bad guy buys the
	beer.

TARGETING DISPLAY-CLOSE. The fleeing Attack Ship jogs in and out of the
crosshairs on West's holographic array. West fires.

EXT.-SPACE

The Attack Ship SHOOTS straight up, dodging West's laser BLASTS.

INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER

West closes on the fleeing craft, as Jeb engages the other Attack Ship,
lasers FIRING in the b.g., visible through the transparent surface of
the bubble glass under West's feet.

		WEST

	What's that sound? must be the fat lady
	warming up.

EXT.-SPACE

The fleeing Attack Ship loops in mid-space, reversing direction,
heading straight towards West's Bubble Fighter. A game of chicken.

INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER

West doesn't flinch. Bears down, FIRING madly, the two space ships
heading straight for each other.

		WEST

	That's right. Come on, come on, you wanna
	play, I wanna play.

EXT.-SPACE

The two ships are ROCKETING towards each other, locked in collision
vectors, lasers FIRING wildly.

INT.-WEST'S FIGHTER

		WEST

	I can hear her. Oh, yes, oh yes. She's
	gonna sing.

TARGETING:DISPLAY-CLOSE. The Attack Ship flashes, captured in the
targeting hatchmarks. The display expands into a tactical grid.

		COMPUTER

	Target lock.

EXT.-SPACE

Imminent collision.

INT.-WEST'S FIGHTER

The hull of the Attack Ship fills his bubble glass.

		WEST

	The lights are dimming. The curtain's
	coming down. Sing you fat, old bag,
	sing!

West hits the firing stud.

EXT.-DEEP SPACE

West's pulse lasers converge on the Attack Ship barely meters ahead,
the ROARING craft EXPLODING directly before him.

INT.-WEST'S BUBBLE FIGHTER

(OVER) WEST SCREAMS as he shoots through the sudden conflagration of
flame and debris, everywhere and then gone, giving way to the blackness
of space and the starfield beyond.

		WEST

	Show's over.

Below, the second Attack Ship ROARS past, lasers FIRING, locked in a
pinwheel battle with Jeb's Bubble Fighter.

EXT.-SPACE

JEB'S BUBBLE FIGHTER banks, avoiding the high energy volley. Almost. A
laser BURST grazes his Bubble Fighter, the surface of his craft
sparking, suddenly scored with flames.

INT.-JEB'S CRAFT

The Attack ship is right behind him.

		JEB

	Weapons are off line. Jettisoning main
	drive core.

EXT.-SPACE

The thruster core of Jeb's Bubble Fighter BLOWS off in a bolus of
flame, soaring back into the pursuit craft. The Raider EXPLODES.

INT.-JEB'S CRAFT

Controls are sparking. Displays flicker. (OVER) An ALARM sounds.

		COMPUTER

	Warning. Failure in redundant drive systems.

JEB-POV. The surface of Mars is rushing up fast.


		COMPUTER

	Impact on in 90 seconds.

		JEB

	Mars Control. . .

EXT.-SPACE

Jeb's ship is barreling toward the planet.

		JEB (OVER)

	. . .this is Ranger One.

INT.-WEST'S FIGHTER

		JEB (ON RADIO)

	...Engines will not respond. Require
	assistance. Repeat...

		BASE (ON RADIO)

	Ranger One this is Grissom Base.
	Rescue craft have been dispatched.

EXT.- MARS MINING COLONY

Three small rescue craft race skyward.

INT.-JEB'S CRAFT

		COMPUTER

	Impact in 60 seconds.

Mars fills the view screen.

INT.-WEST'S CRAFT

The rescue craft are speeding toward Jeb's fighter below.

		WEST

	Grissom, this is Eagle One. Those Pugs
	Will never reach him in time.

		BASE (ON RADIO)

	Eagle one clear this frequency and
	return to base.

DON takes a beat. Then he spins his chair towards Mars, begins working
the controls.

		WEST

	This is Eagle One. I'm going after
	him.

		BASE (OVER)

	Negative Eagle one, your craft is not
	equipped

West hits his thrusters.

EXT.-SPACE

West's craft dives toward Jeb's ship and Mars below.

INT.-JEB'S FIGHTER

Mars is coming up fast.

		COMPUTER

	Impact in 30 seconds.

		WEST (OVER)

	Jeb, do you have navigational
	thrusters?

		JEB

	Don?

		WEST (OVER)

	It's a yes or no question.

Mars fills the windscreen. Jeb checks his status display.

		JEB

	Marginal. But in the green.

		COMPUTER

	Impact in 15 seconds.

		WEST (OVER)

	Head towards the canals.

		JEB

	What are you doing?

		WEST (OVER)

	Saving your ass. Read towards the
	canals. Now!

The canal streaked face of the Mars is all Jeb can see. He grabs his
throttle, engages his navigational thrusters and pulls.

EXT.-JEB'S SHIP

A tiny directional thruster FIRES, angling Jeb's craft so that it
scrapes the surface of Mars and dives into a giant canal, rocky walls
rushing up fast.

INT.-WEST'S SHIP

West is accelerating toward Jeb.

		BASE (OVER)

	Major West, your ship is not equipped
	for rescue. You are not authorized to
	jeopardize this asset. That is
	a direct order. Acknowledge!

West slams a switch, deactivating his radio.

		WEST

	Never liked that station, anyway.

He BLASTS into the canal, walls rushing up on either side of him.

EXT.-MARTIAN CANAL

Jeb's tiny craft is plunging toward the rocky crater floor below.

Overhead West's fighter appears, under full thrusters, roaring towards
the crater floor faster and at a sharper angle.

INT.-3EB'S FIGHTER

The canal floor is rushing up fast.

		COMPUTER

	Impact in five seconds.

INT.-WEST'S FIGHTER

Don is blasting toward the canal floor, almost as if trying to beat
Jeb's ship to a fiery impact below.

		COMPUTER

	Warning. Proximity alert.

		WEST

	Jeb, I'm going to give you a little
	kiss. Don't take it the wrong way.

EXT.-MARTIAN CANAL

West angles his ship directly under Jeb.

INT.-JEB'S FIGHTER

The expanding surface of Mars, visible beneath his feet, is suddenly
obscured by Don's fighter, swooping under his ship.

		JEB

	Don, abort. Abort.

INT.-WEST'S FIGHTER

Jeb's fighter is visible overhead.

West going up. Don angles the throttle.

EXT.-MARTIAN CANAL

Don's ship, sandwiched between the surface of Mars and Jeb's fighter,
angles up and, like a cue ball hitting it's target, Knocks Jeb's ship
spinning toward the safety of space beyond. West's ship actually
scrapes the surface of the planet, sending up a plume of Martian dust.

INT.-WEST'S FIGHTER

		JEB (OVER)

	Does this mean we're going steady?

West pulls his throttle all the way back.

EXT.-MARTIAN CANAL

West shoots up and out towards the dark of space.

		WEST (OVER)

	You weren't getting out of buying
	those beers that easy.

The rescue craft converge on Jeb's ship as Don heads for base.

						CUT TO:

CHAPTER 2: Mission Objectives
-----------------------------


IMAGES-CLOSE. A Sallow field. (OVER) a heroic, stringy anthem.

		 VO

	Imagine an end to world hunger. What
	if ample food and clean drinking water
	were the birthright of all our
	planet's children?

INSERT IMAGE-A dashing hero, wind in his hair. JOHN ROBINSON.

		 VO

	This man, professor John Robinson,
	inventor of the faster than light
	hyperdrive can make that timeless
	dream a reality.

INSERT IMAGES -Airbrushed faces of a perfect family. THE ROBINSONS.

		 VO

	John Robinson and his family have been
	extensively trained to take a ten year
	journey across the galaxy in the
	world's most advanced spacecraft,
	The Jupiter.

INSERT IMAGE-A towering launch dome glints in the morning sun.

		 VO

	From a distant world, the Robinsons,
	Will bring back a miracle...

INSERT IMAGE-A satellite photo of a planet. Closer on continental
patches, enhanced to show deposits of a diamond like powder.

		 VO

	Dimondium can turn even worthless sand
	to fertile soil. Earth WILL be a
	garden. What kind of - future can our
	children look forward to?

INSERT IMAGES - Sun dappled, swaying wheat. (OVER) Music crescendos.

		 V0

	A future without hunger. A future
	without suffering. Heaven on Earth.

INSERT CORPORATE LOGO.-A Coke bottle hurling towards the stars.

		 V0

	This mission sponsored by the US Army
	and the Coca-Cola corporation.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL

WILL ROBINSON (10) hides in a small space, watching the commercial on a
jury-rigged, palm-sized computer. He mimics the Naylrator.

		 WILL

	Coke. Saving the world for our
	children.

	(a beat)

	Give me a hi-test break.

WILL-POV. Spying through the open slats of his biding place into...

INT:-LIVING ROOM-AFTERNOON

Basic twenty first century modern. MAUREEN ROBINSON stands, talking
with a PRINCIPAL who in less than happy.

		 PRINCIPAL

	He hacked our main power grid to run
	his experiment. The school was in
	chaos. We didn't even have lights.

The room lights suddenly dim. The Principal flickers, revealed as a
holograph, her head now sitting on Schwartzenegger body.

Maureen LAUGHS, then realizes the Principal has no idea her image is
being distorted. Maureen begins moving about the room, surreptitiously
glancing behind couches, into cabinets.

		 PRINCIPAL (OVER)

	This is no laughing matter, Mrs.
	Robinson. Will is terribly gifted. His
	little time machines, though pure
	fancy, are the products of a truly
	brilliant mind.

The Principal's body has become Twiggy's. Now that of an ape. Maureen
pulls open a closet. Will sits inside. Grins.

		 WILL

	The changing shape of education.

		 MAUREEN

	No more monkey business.

Will shrugs, adjusts his deck. The Principal returns to normal.

		 PRINCIPAL

	The boy is starved for attention. Was
	there no way his father could have
	attended the science fair?

EXT.-HOUSTON - DAY

Probably Austin and Dallas too. Texas has become a giant urban sprawl
spreading into Mexico and beyond. Immense industrial air purifiers hang
in a dark, wet sky.

EXT.-HOUSTON SPACE COMMAND-ESTABLISHING

A giant dome topped pedestal towers ever the skyline.

INT.-SPACE COMMAND-MISSION CONTROL-DAY

A MAN stands before a large viewscreen facing the throng of PRESS.

He's a little uncomfortable with all the media attention. This is
PROFESSOR JOHN ROBINSON.

		 JOHN

	Once we have landed on Alpha Prime our
	on board robot will begin construction
	of a hypergate.

ON SCREEN a hi-tech orbital gate is highlighted and expanded.

		 JOHN

	By then, technicians here on Earth
	will have completed a companion
	hypergate in our planet's orbit.

ON SCREEN an image of an orbital gate now under construction.

		 JOHN

	Once both gates are complete, ships
	will be able to pass instantaneously
	between them. The Jupiter can bring
	the Dimondium back to Earth without
	the ten year delay of a return trip.

		 REPORTER

	Why can't you just use the Jupiter's
	hyperengine to zap straight to Alpha
	Prime?

		 JOHN

	As you know, hyperspace exists beneath
	normal space. If you try to enter
	hyperspace without a gate

ON SCREEN a graphic spaceship appears randomly in the corner of a
turning schematic of the galaxy.

		 JOHN

	Your exit vector is random. There's no
	telling where you'd come out.

		 REPORTER

	Professor, how is Captain Daniels
	recovering from the flu? Will we still
	be able to pilot the mission?

John glances to the doorway where a uniformed GENERAL stands.

		 GENERAL

	Ladies and Gentlemen, you came to get
	a look at the Jupiter One. Don't you
	think you've waited long enough?

John hits a button and the room darkens. A giant monitor reveals...

INT.-LAUNCH DOME

A giant saucer sits connected to its launch pad by loading belts,
steaming fuel tubes and spindled gantries.

		 REPORTER (OVER)

	Professor, how does your family feel
	about leaving the Earth behind....

		 JOHN (OVER)

	They couldn't be more excited.

CHAPTER 3: Goodbye!
-------------------


EXT.-ROBINSON HOUSE-ESTABLISHING

A suburban colonial, the launch dome towering in the distance.

		PENNY (OVER)

	This whole mission sucks!

INT.-ROBINSON HOME HALLWAY-SUNSET

PENNY ROBINSON (14) furious, turns, looks downstairs at Maureen.

		PENNY

	I Don't want to stay home for dinner.
	I want to see my friends for the last
	time.

She takes a beat, blinking away the tears. Lifts her wrist and turns on
a video camera watch. She begins down the hall.

VIDEO-POV. Penny's face in the monitor screen.

		PENNY

	... On the eve before she is torn from
	her friends, kidnapped, hurled into
	deep space against her will, what
	thoughts fill the mind of the young
	Space Captive....

INT.-WILL'S ROOM-SUNSET

Penny enters a strewn, boy' a world. Will is trying to select items to
place in a single packing canister marked: PERSONAL CARGO.

		WILL

	Will there be boys on Alpha Centuri?
	What will I wear?

		PENNY

	When we wake up in ten years the video
	journals of Penny Robinson, Space
	Captive, will be devoured by millions.
	I will be world famous. You on the
	other hand, will have been totally
	forgotten.

Penny shows the camera her arm, covered by strings of ribbons.

		PENNY

	The Space Captive has decided to wear
	ribbons of support for fellow
	sufferers as she is dragged into deep
	space, green for the ecological
	issues, white for human rights

		WILL

	You'd probably gag if I described the
	secondary infections loss of
	circulation can cause.

Penny seems about to speak, instead just smiles, goes to his bed and
pulls off the sheets, begins knotting them together.

		WILL

	What are you grinning at?

		PENNY

	I just found an upside to this
	mission. The thought of jettisoning
	your body into deep space.

Penny knots the sheets into a rope, ties it to the bed-post. Will lifts
several palm-sized gold-plated stars. Each reads: 1st prize.

		WILL

	Dad says Don't bring them. Like
	anything I do matters to him.

		PENNY

	He never showed, huh?

		WILL

	Maybe if I had actually broken the
	time barrier he would have paid
	attention.

		PENNY

	Don't let him get to you, kiddo. He
	just gets busy with work is all.

Penny tosses the rope out the window, prepares to climb.

		WILL

	So, that's a no to family dinner?

		PENNY

	Let's see, do I spend my last night on
	Earth watching Mom and Dad pretend not
	to be fighting again or get in ten
	years of making-out at the mall ...
	you do the math.

		WILL

	Mom's gonna go thermal.

		PENNY

	What's she gonna do. Ground me?

CHAPTER 4: Major West
---------------------


INT.-SPACE COMMAND-CORRIDOR

John and the General walk the metal passageway.

		JOHN

	We're lucky they didn't press on
	Daniels, condition.

		GENERAL

	I figured a chance to look at the ship
	would keep the dogs at bay.

		JOHN

	Ben, I'm worried about jamming in a
	replacement pilot at the last second.
	My family' a on this mission. I need
	someone who's more than just spit and
	polish.

		GENERAL

	I've got your man. He just doesn't
	know it yet.

The General palms an access panel. A door hisses open to reveal...

INT.-SPACE COMMAND- CONFERENCE ROOM-CONTINUOUS

A figure stands staring silently out the window. Don West. He offers a
salute. By his eyes, West is clearly agitated.

		GENERAL

	At ease, Major.

		WEST

	Sir, why was I pulled off active duty?
	I salvaged my craft and Jeb's. I'll
	fight a court martial, General.

		GENERAL

	Do you know Professor Robinson?

		WEST

	By reputation only.

	(to John)

	Your father's battle strategies were
	required reading at the Academy.

		GENERAL

	How much do you know about the Jupiter
	Mission, Major?

		WEST

	The Jupiter is fully automated. The
	pilot flies the ship out of the solar
	system and lands on Alpha Prime. It's
	a baby sitting job, sir.

		GENERAL

	Major, you are aware Earth's resources
	are severely limited.

		WEST

	Every schoolchild knows our recycling
	technologies will save the
	environment. Sending a family across
	the galaxy is a publicity stunt to
	sell soda to people of all ages.

		GENERAL

	What I am about to tell you is
	classified. Every schoolchild
	has been lied to. The recycling
	technologies have failed. In
	less than two decades Earth will be
	unable to support human life.

		GENERAL

	We spun the ad campaign to give the
	mission a friendly face, keep people
	from panicking in the streets. We
	partnered with Coke because the 900
	billion this mission cost would have
	bankrupted the government. The
	SinoJordanian Alliance knows the truth
	as well as we do. They hope to reach
	Alpha Prime first - And if they do,
	I guarantee you, they will not share
	the Dimondium with Western Demons like
	us. our crops will wither. We will be
	left to die.

		WEST

	...Captain Daniels doesn't have the
	flu, does he sir?

		GENERAL

	Daniels was murdered in his apartment
	last night. The flu story is a cover
	we fed the press.

		WEST

	Dan was a good pilot. A good man.

		GENERAL

	Your rescue stunt over Mars was
	foolhardy. Explain yourself, Major.

		WEST

	I had a friend in trouble.

		GENERAL

	You endangered a one billion dollar
	spacecraft, disobeyed a direct order
	because of a friend?

		WEST

	Yes sir. And I'd do it again. Sir.

		JOHN

	He'll do.

	(stepping forward)

		GENERAL

	Congratulations Major, you're the new
	pilot of the Jupiter mission.

CHAPTER 5: Dr. Smith
--------------------


EXT.-DESERT-DAY

Sun beats hard on a MAN who stands on a windswept sand dune, talking to
a smartly dressed BUSINESSMAN.

		MAN

	Perhaps a brief jaunt down memory
	lane is required. I was contracted
	to provide Daniels, apartment code.
	My work is done.

		BUSINESSMAN

	They found a replacement pilot, the
	mission is going ahead on schedule.

		MAN

	How tragic. For you.

		BUSINESSMAN

	We require more direct intervention.

		MAN

	I see. Well, that will cost you. And,
	I'm afraid my price has just become
	... astronomical.

(OVER) a KNOCK. The man reaches forward and presses a button. The
businessman, the desert disappear, only holographs.

Room lights.

Lights come up to reveal...

INT.-MISSION CONTROL-MEDICAL LABS

The man turns, revealing a face as clever an his eyes are evil. This is
DR. ZACHARY SMITH. He walks to the door, palms a panel, and the portal
hiss open. A TECHNICIAN ENTERS.

		TECHNICIAN

	Control hasn't received the results
	of your final pre-flight exams,
	Doctor Smith.

The Doctor moves to a circular overhead light board around which are
displayed the faces of the crew of the Jupiter craft. Removes the
micro-files, hands them to the technician.

		SMITH

	The Robinsons are checked out at one
	hundred percent. They are in perfect
	condition and ready to fly.

He smiles, so sweet you can barely see the malevolence behind it.

		SMITH

	Wish them good luck for me.

CHAPTER 6: Welcome Aboard!
--------------------------


INT.-SPACE COMMAND-WALKING

Three small figures walk through a gantry towards the ship.

		GENERAL (OVER)

	The mission protocols are simple.
	Professor Robinson is in command
	unless you encounter a military
	emergency. In that case, Major West,
	you will assume command.

The figures have come to the saucer entry-port.

		JOHN (OVER)

	Welcome aboard, Major.

INT.-JUPITER BRIDGE - CONTINUOUS

Don, John, and the General ENTER. Don's eyes widen.

West looks like somebody sprung for the full extras package on this
baby.

REVERSE ANGLE

Hi-tech heaven. Two pilots, chairs face a giant windscreen. Don walks
to the consoles that stretch toward the back walls.

		JOHN

	Some of this technology might be new
	to you. I'll be happy to explain.

		WEST

	(off the com)

	Cold fusion drive

	(off the size consoles)

	Rambler-Krey Life Sciences stations.

Don strides to a pedestal in the center of the bridge. Flicks a switch
and a holographic Jupiter craft appears on the launch pad.

		WEST

	Holographic navigational interface.

Don points to a row of man-sized glass cylinders on the back wall.

		WEST

	Cryosleep array. Fully monitored.

He approaches the blast doors that lead off the back of the bridge.

		WEST

	Sick bay, remote Ops, engineering and
	living quarters are below decks.
	Hyperengine should be in here.

Don hits a wall panel which opens to reveal an immense ENGINE ROOM.

		JOHN

	If you have to baby sit, it's not
	such a bad nursery, wouldn't you
	agree, Major?

Just then the ELEVATOR rises from the lower decks. On its circular
platform stands a DOCTOR in a lab coat. She walks to the General.

		DOCTOR

	The cryosleep systems are running at
	ninety five percent.

		GENERAL

	Doctor Smith approved the specs-

		DOCTOR

	Doctor Smith is base physician. I am
	responsible once this ship is in
	flight. These tubes have to keep the
	crew in suspended animation for ten
	years. They will be perfect or this
	ship will not launch. Is that clear?

		GENERAL

	Absolutely, Doctor.

		JOHN

	Judy, I'd like you to meet Major
	West. He's taking Mike's place.

		DOCTOR

	He's heavier than Mike. We'll have to
	re-calibrate.

		WEST

	I'd be more than happy to discuss my
	dimensions perhaps over dinner?

		DOCTOR

	West - I've read about you. Something
	of a war hero, aren't you?

		WEST

	(preening )

	Well, yes, actually.

		DOCTOR

	Those who can't think, fight.

	(a freezing smile)

	Well, nice to have met you.

She heads toward the readouts. West turns to John.

		WEST

	That's one cold fish I'd love to
	thaw.

		JUDY

	(turning)

	I'm not going to make it home for
	dinner, Dad.

West turns to John. Dad?

		WEST

	It's going to be a long flight.

EXT.-ROBINSON HOME-NIGHT

Lights burn in the windows.

INT.-ROBINSON HOME-DINING ROOM-NIGHT

John ENTERS to find the remains of an elegant dinner on the table,
candles never lit, food never eaten.

John crosses to a small scale model sitting on the table. Around it
hangs another gold plated 1st prize star. He smiles.

		MAUREEN (OVER)

	He won first prize again. He
	practically brought down his entire
	school. But he won first prize.

Maureen descends the steps in a bathrobe. Joins John.

		JOHN

	A non-working prototype for his time
	machine. Sharp stuff for a midget.

Maureen is silent.

		JOHN

	I'm sorry about dinner. I had to work
	late. The new pilot-.

		MAUREEN

	What you had to do was prioritize
	your family over the mission

		JOHN

	Maureen. This mission is about our
	family. So we can stay together

		MAUREEN

	The perfect nuclear family. The most
	stable social unit, ideally suited
	for the isolation of a long journey
	into space. It's all just PR, John.
	You're never home. Judy is
	becoming a ghost just like you. Penny
	can't see past her own navel and Will
	has to black out-his school, just to
	get his father's attention. The
	perfect nuclear family in ruin.

John stares at his wife. Then he reaches forward, touches her hair.

		JOHN

	I know, Maureen. I'm scared too.

A beat. Then she moves to him. And he holds her close.

INT.-ROBINSON HOME-WILL'S ROOM-NIGHT

John stands in the yellow wedge of hall light. He touches something
hanging around his own neck. A pair of metal dog tags.

WIDER

Will lies in his bed, eyes closed. Asleep. A beat. John turns, heading
out into the hall.

EXT.-ROBINSON HOME-NIGHT

The bedroom lights go out, a normal home against the backdrop of the
launch dome towering in the distance.

INT.-SPACE COMMAND-LAUNCH DOME-NIGHT

The Jupiter one stands amidst loading gantries, final supplies rolling
into the
ship on automated conveyer belts and lifts.

CHAPTER 7: Primary Directives
-----------------------------


PAN DOWN

TWO TECHNICIANS stand checking off supplies on a lightpad.

		LOADING TECHNICIAN

	Anything else?

		LOADING TECHNICIAN #2

	I'm showing a late shipment from
	Mission Medical. Smith's
	authorization. Here it is now.

HOLD on a canister that reads: BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS: Do Not Open, as it
passes on the loading belt. FOLLOW THE DRUM as it winds along the
conveyer, up a gantry towards the Jupiter One. PUSH IN...

INT. -CARGO DRUM

Smith sits crouched inside, cleaning his nails.

INT.-JUPITER ONE-LOWER DECKS

A giant robot stands attached to its service bay. Still. Silent.

A SERVICE DRAWER slides open and a shadowy infiltrator emerges, his
face visible in the dim service light. Smith.

Smith approaches the docked Robot, places a small keypad device on the
Robot's dormant CPU panel. Smith activates the device.

		SMITH

	You'll forgive me if I forgo the
	kiss, my sleeping behemoth.

Smith hits a switch on the panel and the Robot's system indicators
light into life. Smith types several keys on the keypad.

		SMITH

	But the time has come to awake.

		ROBOT

	Robot is on-line. Reviewing primary
	directives. One, preserve the
	Robinson Family. Two, Maintain ship
	systems. Three

		SMITH

	Spare me the chatter.

Smith taps the keypad. The Robot is silenced. Smith types again.

		SMITH

	What noble charges my steely
	centurion. Sadly I fear you have far
	more dire deeds in store for you.

Smith completes his re-programming. Hits a switch.

		ROBOT

	Robot is on-line. Reviewing primary
	directives. Two hours into mission
	destroy Robinson family. Destroy all
	systems.

Smith smiles. Removes the re-programming module.

		SMITH

	Now that's more like it. Farewell my
	tin-plated pal. Give my regards to
	oblivion.

Smith climbs into a chute marked WASTE DISPOSAL.

INT.-WASTE DISPOSAL CHUTE

Smith begins crawling down the chute. His tiny reprogramming module
BEEPS. Smith activates a tiny, built in com-link.

From the mic, the familiar visage of the Businessman is projected into
the crawlspace over Smith's face.

		SMITH

	I told you never to call me here.

		BUSINESSMAN

	I see you have completed your mission
	on schedule Good work, Doctor. And
	goodbye.

The Businessman smiles. SMITH-CLOSE. Puzzled.

Suddenly the tiny module in his hand OVERLOADS, the flesh on his palm
smoking as Smith is engulfed in an electrical charge. He goes out, his
body perfectly still.

CHAPTER 8: Launch!
------------------


EXT.-SPACE COMMAND-MORNING

The giant dome shines in the early sun.

INT-JUPITER ONE  John and Maureen face will and Penny who stand now in
their freezing tubes. All  wear silver flight suits. Maureen moves
Penny's hair from in front of her face.

		PENNY

	Don't, mom. Vogue says this will be
	the style in ten years.

		WILL

	Will she wake up less annoying?

		PENNY

	Does he have to wake up at all?

		MAUREEN

	Alright you two, enough.

Maureen kisses her children. John moves to will who reaches to shake at
the same moment John tries to hug him. A beat. Then John tries to a
shake as Will goes for the hug. A total miss. Will backs into his tube.

		MAUREEN

	You get a C in paternal expression,
	Professor. But an A for effort.

John kisses his wife, already in her tube.

		MAUREEN

	You always get an A in that.

		JUDY

	Don't let me shatter this unbridled
	display of affection, but we are
	running behind.

		JOHN

	(entering his tube)

	Major, she's all yours.

		WEST

	I'll try to give you a smooth ride.

Judy walks the row, checking their bio-monitors. Enters her tube.

		JUDY

	Mission control this is Dr. Robinson.
	We are in the green.

		MISSION CONTROL (OVER)

	Roger, Doctor, you are go to initiate
	cryostasis.

Don walks to Judy's tube.

		WEST

	One question, Doctor. in there room
	in these tubes for two?

		JUDY

	Barely enough for you and your ego,
	Major. Drive carefully.

	    (touches her com-link)

	initializing cryostasis tubes.

The tubes rotate closed around the Robinsons. Suddenly each crew member
is surrounded by a shimmering blue glow, brightening like a star and
then subsiding. All stand fixed in suspended animation.

Don stares at the family a beat. He goes to the main console. Straps
himself in.

		WEST

	Mission Control, this is Jupiter One.
	The Robinsons are asleep. We are
	ready to fly.

INT.-SPACE COMMAND-MISSION CONTROL

Welcome to the future. Banks of monitors manned by gum-chewing, pink
haired technicians. A giant monitor shows the Jupiter on the launch
pad. The CONTROLLER (NOAH FREEMAN) pulls in to his console.

		NOAH

	Jupiter Two this is Mission Control.
	You are at T-minus two minutes and
	counting. We're opening the dome.

MONITOR-CLOSE. The dome begins to part.

EXT.-JUPITER ONE

Giant gantries retract. Fueling lines disengage.

INT.-JUPITER ONE

		WEST

	External fuel pressure to zero.
	Powering main drive systems.

EXT.-JUPITER ONE

The nuclear drive at the base of the saucer EXPLODES, the giant craft
TREMBLING, straining towards the sky.

INT.-MiSSION CONTROL

		NOAH

	Jupiter One you are at ninety five
	percent.

INT.-JUPITER ONE

		WEST

	Houston, main drive systems to on
	line status. It's showtime.

EXT.-JUPITER ONE

Nuclear ENGINES ROAR. The ship begins to rise in a bolus of flame.

INT.- MISSION CONTROL

		NOAH

	We have lift off.

INT.-JUPITER ONE

		WEST

	Requesting escape trajectory.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL

		NOAH

	Major, your escape vector in clear of
	all military and commercial traffic.
	Op in go on your command.

INT.-JUPITER ONE

		WEST

	Roger, Houston.

West reaches for a glowing panel.

		WEST

	We're outta here.

EXT. JUPITER ONE

The atomic power source fires a focused BLAST, shooting the Jupiter
through cloud and sky towards the black edge of space.

INT:-MISSION CONTROL

The main screen shows a graphic of the Jupiter's trajectory as the ship
arcs toward the outer edge of the atmosphere.

		NOAH

	Jupiter One, you are clear Earth's
	atmosphere.

A CHEER goes up in the control room.

EXT.-JUPITER ONE

The giant saucer shell EXPLODES, revealing the inner ship, the
glittering high tech shape of the JUPITER TWO.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Don watches as the Earth recedes into a blue marble, flickering orbital
billboards growing distant. Smiles at the familiar sight.

		WEST

	Jupiter One booster disengaged.
	Proceeding towards Mercury.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

Nuclear diodes at the ship's base spin into life, glowing with atomic
fire, the ship now heading towards Mercury and beyond.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-LOWER DECKS

The Robot stands dormant in his service bay. HOLD on the closed service
drawer in the b.g. PUSH IN.

INT.-SERVICE DRAWER

Smith lies still, unconscious in the dark compartment.

INT-JUPITER TWO BRIDGE

Mercury hangs like a red moon in the front viewscreen.

WIDER

Don presses a button and two giant blast shields close over the Jupiter
Two's main viewscreen.

		WEST

	Houston, diverting all spacecraft
	controls to the main computer.

	(off mic)

	Eight years of flight training.

He walks to the center of the bridge and activates the navigational
holograph, images forming in mid-air over the pedestal.

HOLOGRAPH- CLOSE. The Jupiter Two is visible, backed by the planets of
our solar system.

		WEST

	Navigational holographics on line.

	(off mic)

	Fifty combat missions.

Don touches buttons and a highlight indicates the ship's trajectory
past mercury, around the Sun in a slingshot and into space beyond.

		WEST

	Course confirmed for slingshot exit
	of the solar system.

	(off mic)

	Just so I can take the family camper
	on an interstellar picnic.

Don walks to the freezing tubes. He zips up his silver flight suit.

		WEST

	Ten world series. My, nephews' high
	school and college graduations. A
	decade's worth of Sports Illustrated
	swimsuit editions.

	(a beat)

	Noah, ten years in a lifetime.

West climbs into his tube.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL

		NOAH

	Sleep well, old friend.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Don hits a switch and his tube closes. A beat then he is engulfed by
the blue
glow, frozen in space. The tubes rise into the craft.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The ship flies on into the endless night.

					DISSOLVE TO:

CHAPTER 9: Destroy!
-------------------


INT.-JUPITER TWO-WASTE DISPOSAL CHUTE-LATER

Smith lies still. He starts from a nightmare into...-a nightmare

INT.-JUPITER TWO-LOWER DECKS

Smith scrambles out of the chute, stares at his hand, the impression of
the overloaded communicator seared into his palm.

He spins around disoriented. Stumbles to a closed view screen and hits
a stud. The blast shield opens. Space.

SMITH-CLOSE. Shock. No words.

THE ROBOT-CLOSE. In his docking bay. Suddenly the automaton powers up,
lights activating as his CPU comes on line.

		SMITH

	No.

Smith turns, slaps the burned out programming module on the Robot.

		SMITH

	Disable program.

No response. The Robot continues to power up.

Smith engage interface. Initiate system shut-down.

		ROBOT

	Robot is on line. Implementing prime
	command directives.

The Robot disengages from the service bay, begins rolling forward.

		ROBOT

	Robinson family, destroy.

		SMITH

	No. Cease. Desist.

The Robot rolls towards the bridge.

		ROBOT

	All operating Systems, destroy.

Smith grabs a wrench from a tool bracket, leaps for the Robot. The
Robot swings once, sending Smith flying into a flaring console.

		ROBOT

	Jupiter Two, destroy.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL-NIGHT

Dark. A single Techie (ANNIE) mans the watch, playing holo-games with a
stylus over her desk. SCREENS flicker into life.

		ANNIE

	What the-?

	(into a mic)

	Somebody wake up the chief.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-BRIDGE

Still. The bridge doors open and the ambient lights come on.

The Robot rolls onto the bridge, faces the cryosleep array. He extends
his arms, an electrical charge arcing between his claws.

		ROBOT

	Robinson Family, destroy.

He fires, a blast of electricity hitting the cryosleep controls. (OVER)
ALARMS sound as the tubes begin to descend, electricity sparking across
the sleeping Robinsons.

		SMITH (OVER)

	Mechanical moron. You'll kill us all.

Smith, wrench in hand, rushes the Robot, is again hurled across the
room. The Robot turns towards the navigational computer.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL

Fully lit. All the monitors are manned by sleepy Techies. Noah ENTERS,
taking a coffee from Annie without breaking stride. , ALARMS flash
everywhere.

		NOAH

	This mission's over. Wake them up.

The Techies begins working the controls.

		ANNIE

	No response, sir. I'm sorry.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The Robot is facing the navigational holograph in the center of the
bridge. The electricity arcs between his claws once again.

		ROBOT

	Operating systems, Destroy.

Smith is slumped against the bulkhead. He shakes off his fall in time
to see the Robot fire at the navigational array, the holograph
disappearing in the flames of the exploding pedestal.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The ship begins to veer off course, falling towards the sun.

INT.JUPITER TWO

The Robot is rolling toward the com.

THE FREEZING TUBES are quickly being engulfed in flames. Smith stumbles
toward their control station. Begins typing madly.

		SMITH

	Wake up, damn you. I can't stop this
	infernal contraption on my own.

He SMASHES a glass panel that reads EMERGENCY DEACTIVATE. The figures
inside the lowering tubes glow. All except Judy.

The Robot is before the Com, electricity arcing between his claws.

		SMITH

	(off the tubes)

	Hurry up. Hurry up.

The Robot FIRES at the main Com, controls EXPLODING everywhere. The
freezing tubes begin to open, the Robot spinning to face them.

John blinks to life first. Emerges, ducking a BLAST of electrical
energy from the Robot, hitting the deck and rolling.

		JOHN

	Maureen. The children.

Maureen grabs Will and Penny, pulls them down just as the Robot blows
away their tubes.

John pulls a laser pistol from a wall mount.

		JOHN

	Disengage safety.

		GUN

	Voiceprint confirmed.

The Robot spins towards John, FIRES an electrical charge - John dodges
at the last instant, the grazing blast burning his silvery suit,
singeing his side, sending into the wall, his gun flying.

		WILL

	Dad!

Will ducks under his mother's arm, scrambles across the bridge.

		MAUREEN

	Will, wait.

The Robot FIRES at the scrambling boy but misses, Will disappearing
down the gunny hatch leading to the lower decks.

DON leaps from his tube atop the Robot's back, trying to grab the
Robot's power source. The mechanical monster electrifies his shell,
sending the Major flying.

The Robot turns to Penny and Maureen. Extends his arms toward them.

Electricity arcing between his claws. The two are done for. Maureen
puts her hand over Penny's eyes.

		MAUREEN

	Look away, baby.

The Robot is about to fire. Suddenly the Robot freezes, his claws
deactivate, his power lights go to stand-by and he stands immobile.

WIDER. Will stands in the b.g., his tiny hacking deck in his hands.

		WILL

	Robot. Return to your docking bay and
	power down.

		ROBOT

	Command accepted.

The Robot turns and begins heading for the elevator. All watch in
amazement. Will grins, a familiar mischievous gleam in his eyes.

		WILL

	If the family won't come to the
	science fair, bring the science fair
	to the family.

An EXPLOSION rocks the ship.

		PENNY (OVER)

	Mom, look, it's Doctor Smith.

Penny stands over Smith who lays crumpled in the corner. Maureen grabs
an emergency medi-kit from a wall clamp, tosses it to Penny.

		MAUREEN

	Pulse, respiration and bleeding-

		PENNY

	Basic triage, lock down and
	stabilize. I know the drill.

John is standing, helps Don to his feet.

		WEST

	NEXT picnic, no robots.

Don moves fast to the helm. The main view screen is still closed,
covered by giant metal blast shields.

		WEST

	Communications links are down.

Maureen is at the life sciences console.

		MAUREEN

	Life support is at ten percent.
	Trying to bring secondary systems on
	line. It's not working.

VIDEO MONITOR-POV. Penny is bandaging Smith's head, her bravado barely
masking her fathoml4ss terror.

		PENNY

	Explosions rock the ship. Danger is
	everywhere, 'Yet the Space Captive is
	fearless as she...

A console FLARES. Penny fights back tears, terrified.

		PENNY

	I want to go home now.

Don is at the navigational system.

		WEST

	Rerouting power from the secondary
	couplings. Try it again.

		MAUREEN

	Finding a power tap....

Suddenly the lights go on, the air compressors begin to Hiss.

		MAUREEN

	Life support is back on line.

		WEST

	I can't get the blast shields open.
	We're flying blind.

Penny in working ever Smith, bandaging his head. She runs stimulator
under his nose. Smith begins to stir, COUGHING.

		PENNY

	I've got life signs.

	(wincing)

	Boy, somebody could use a breath
	mint.

West turns, spots Smith for the first time.

		WEST

	(to John)

	Try the emergency back-ups.

Don moves to the fallen figure, lifts him up against the bulkhead.

		WEST

	Smith, what the hell-

		SMITH

	I was making a last minute check ...
	someone hit me from behind.

Don almost buys it. Then he notices Smith's hand, grabs it.

BURN-CLOSE. The reprogramming module's distinctive, foreign signature
seared into his flesh.

		WEST

	Sino-Jordanian technology. You're a
	Goddamned spy.

	(realizing)

	You did this.

Don slams him against the bulkhead, begins dragging him towards the
airlock. The pilot hits a switch. The inner hatch opens.

		SMITH

	Stop. What are you doing?

		WEST

	Dropping some extra weight.

		MAUREEN (OVER)

	Help, somebody. Please.

REVERSE ANGLE

Maureen stands at Judy's freezing tube. The young doctor's cryofield is
sparking on and off.

		MAUREEN

	The thawing engine in broken. can't
	get her out. She's dying.

Smith uses the distraction to palm-slam Don in the chin, knocking him
backwards. Don staggers, goes again for Smith.

		SMITH

	Touch me and the girl dies.

Don freezes in his tracks.

		SMITH

	Your mission physician is indisposed.
	I can save her life. But only if you
	spare mine.

		WEST

	I Don't deal with dead men.

		SMITH

	Kill me, I kill the girl. How much is
	your revenge worth, Major? I will, of
	course, need your word as an officer
	that you will let me live.

Don's decision is lighting fast.

		WEST

	Help her.

		JOHN

	I've got a com signal.

Suddenly the radio SQUAWKS into life.

		RADIO

	...Is Mission Control. Do you read?
	Jupiter Two this is

		JOHN

	Emergency power's on line. I think I
	can get these blast shields open.

VIEWSCREEN CLOSE. The blast shields part to reveal a giant fiery orb in
their path. They are heading directly for the sun.

		WEST

	Uh-oh.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL

Noah stands over the Com. The room is a madhouse.

		NOAH

	Give me a telemetry projection.

Noah looks up at the main monitor. The graphic of the Jupiter Two is
heading towards the graphic of the sun.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

John and Don stand over the Com.

		NOAH (OVER)

	You're way off course. We show you in
	the sun's gravitational pull.

		WEST

	How long do we have?

		NOAH (OVER)

	We count seven minutes before your
	outer hull begins to melt.

DON straps himself into the pilot's chair.

		WEST

	I'm going to try for the Mercury
	Mines.

SMITH stands at the freezing tube, Penny and Maureen assisting him.

		SMITH

	I will need Dr. Robinson's portable
	gurney. I believe it is stored in-

		PENNY

	I'm on it.

Penny races off. Smith begins working the controls to Judy's freezing
tube.

		MAUREEN

	We trusted you.

	(sinking in)

	You tried to kill us all.

		SMITH

	Existence offers us nothing if not
	the opportunity for an endless series
	of betrayals.

	(off her stunned expression)

	There's a world behind the world,
	Professor Robinson. Lie once, cheat
	twice and everything becomes clear.
	Do not mistake my deception for a
	character flaw. It is philosophical
	choice, a profound understanding of
	the universe. It is a way of life.

		MAUREEN

	You're a monster.

		SMITH

	Perhaps. But I am also the only one
	who can save your daughter's life.

Penny reappears, a case in hand. She presses a button and the case
unfolds into a hovering, gyroscopicaly-leveled gurney.

		MAUREEN

	Where's Will?

		PENNY

	He's futzing with that Robot.

		SMITH

	Alright, Penny dear, I need you to
	short the power on my command.

		PENNY

	Does he have to call me dear?

		SMITH

	Professor, if you will assist me in
	lowering the body.

Smith hands Penny a wrench.

		SMITH

	Penny, dear. Now.

Maureen nods. Penny SLAMS the wrench into the power circuit. The
freezing field FLARES and deactivates, the tube swinging open.

LIFESIGN MONITOR-CLOSE. Flatline.

		MAUREEN

	She's dying.

Smith and Maureen lower her onto the gurney.

		SMITH

	Sickbay. Move.

Penny, Maureen and Smith rush the gurney out the blast doors towards
Sickbay just as the ship tilts madly.

AT THE HELM

WINDSCREEN-CLOSE. The sun is growing ever larger.

		WEST

	Unable to re-route to Mercury. The
	sun's pull is too strong.

	(a beat)

	Noah, I need options.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL

		NOAH

	Major West we are unable to provide
	contingencies.

	(a beat)

	I'm sorry, Don.

ON SCREEN-THE JUPITER TWO is heading towards the sun.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-SICKBAY

Penny, Smith and Maureen have transferred Judy onto a hi-tech scanning-
bed. A hovering holographic schematic of Judy's physiognomy appears
over her, descends onto her body.

		SMITH

No cardio-pulmonary or respiratory functions.

		MAUREEN

	Body temp at 68 Fahrenheit.

		SMITH

	Get her flight suit off.

Penny unzips the silver material as Smith works the console,
highlighting her holographic heart.

		SMITH

	Clear.

The holographic image of her heart beats once, then is still.

		SMITH

	Again. Clear.

The lights flicker on the bio-console, the holograph winks out.

		SMITH

	Power's down.

		MAUREEN

	We're losing her.

CHAPTER 10: Initiate Hyperdrive
-------------------------------


INT. -JUPITER TWO

DON and John man the Com. The sun is a raging fireball dead ahead.

		JOHN

	I've re-routed all secondary systems
	to the main drive.

		WEST

	She won't budge. Shortest baby sitting
	mission I've ever done.

		JOHN

	My family's not going die in space.

		WEST

	I'm open to suggestions.

		COMPUTER

	Outer hull breach in 30 seconds.

INT.-SICKBAY

Smith begins pumping Judy's chest by hand.

		SMITH

	Come on, child. Fight. Put a little
	heart in it.

Smith steps back, begins precise, staccato blows to Judy's chest.

		SMITH

	The life.. .

	(hit )

	I save ...

	(hit)

	may be

	(hit)

	my own.

Smith stops, presses his ear to her chest - Takes her pulse. Smiles.

		MAUREEN

	Judy? Baby?

A beat. Then Judy opens her eyes, manages a weak smile.

		JUDY

	You should try to look less worried.
	It has a tendency to spook the
	patients.

		MAUREEN

	(to Smith)

	Thank you.

Smith holds her gaze, his eyes almost snake-like.

		SMITH

	You are a good woman, Maureen. Any man
	could see that. I hope I have proven
	the well-being of your family is of
	great importance to me. Perhaps, if
	you convinced your husband to trust
	me...

Maureen stares at him. A beat. She pulls a laser from the wall. Points
it at his forehead.

		MAUREEN

	Stabilize her, Smith. Because you only
	breathe as long as she does.

INT.-JUPITER TWO BRIDGE

The ship is shaking in the mighty pull of the sun. Don is struggling to
keep the ship stable.

		COMPUTER

	Heat seal breach in 20 seconds.

		JOHN

	There's got to be some way to get
	through this.

DON stares at him.

		WEST

	That's it.

		JOHN

	What's it?

		WEST

	We can't get away from the sun. So we
	have to go through it.
	The hyperdrive -

		JOHN

	Engage the hyperdrive without a gate,
	we could be thrown anywhere in the
	galaxy

		WEST

	Anywhere but here.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL

		ANNIE

	We're getting resident radiation
	distortions from the space craft. She
	must be breaking up.

		NOAH

	Let me see those numbers, Annie.

The Techie hands him a sheet. Noah looks for a beat.

		NOAH

	Son of a bitch. He's powering up the
	hyperdrive.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The saucer is elongating slightly, changing its shape as it prepares to
enter hyperspace.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

BRIDGE

Will scrambles onto the bridge, heads towards John who is working the
main control panel.

		WEST

	Hyperengines coming on line.

		COMPUTER

	Warning. Heat shield breach.

The sun covers the entire windscreen, a furious landscape of flame.

		JOHN

	Hyperdrive at 100 percent. Major, you
	have the Com.

		WEST

	Zero to 20 million miles a second in
	under a minute. Let's see what this
	baby can do.

John takes Will's hand as West engages the hyperdrive.

West, John and Will, are hurled backwards from the sudden acceleration,
sticking to the walls and ceiling respectively.

INT.-SICKBAY

Maureen and Penny watch as Smith swaddles Judy in thermal blanket.
Suddenly, Maureen, Penny, and Smith fly against the walls. Judy is held
in place by the gurney straps.

INT.-MISSION CONTROL

The graphic of the space craft is beginning to flicker as it merges
with the graphic of the sun.

		ANNIE

	We can't keep a fix on her, sir. She's
	starting to disappear.

Noah stares at the screen.

		NOAH

	Godspeed.

EXT.-SPACE

The Jupiter Two flies into the mighty ball of the sun. And just as it
reaches the tallest of the gaseous mountains, the ship becomes
translucent, falling through the orb, elongating and then vanishing in
a sudden star of hyperspace.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

THE WINDSCREEN. The sky breaks apart giving way to a starfield.

EXT.-DEEP SPACE

Quiet. Empty. Suddenly space distorts and, in a sudden flash, a ship
appears, hurling into the darkness. The Jupiter Two.

The Jupiter Two comes to rest at the edge of an alien, twin starred
solar system, near a giant crimson planet.

CHAPTER 11: Lost in Space
-------------------------


INT.-JUPITER TWO-INFIRMARY

Maureen kneels before Penny and Will, making sure they're okay. Smith
stands silently in the b.g. Judy's gurney is empty. John ENTERS, his
face wrought with fatherly concern.

		JOHN

	Is everyone okay?

		MAUREEN

	All in one piece. Although Major West
	has the most puzzling definition of a
	smooth ride.

		JOHN

	Judy? Where's Judy?

Just then Judy emerges through a door, zipping up her flight suit.

		JUDY

	Boy either I cut down on the coffee
	or sew in a flap. It's hell getting
	in and out of this thing.

		JOHN

	Are you-

		JUDY

	Vitals are normal. Pulse and
	respiration seem to be-

		JOHN

	Baby, are you okay?

		JUDY

	I'm fine Daddy really.

John holds her close, spared a father's worst fear.

		SMITH

	Will every disaster be an excuse for
	familial sentiment? Please tell me
	now so I may gather up a liberal
	supply of space sickness bags.

Don turns towards Smith. Maureen steps between them.

		MAUREEN

	What happened, John? Where are we?

INT.-JUPITER TWO-BRIDGE

Don in at the navigational holograph, patching sparking wires. The rest
of the crew emerge onto the bridge.

		WEST

	You had me worried, Doc. Nice to see
	you thawed.

		JUDY

	Smart maneuver with the hyper-drive.

		WEST

	A fighter who thinks, what do you
	know? You're just in time for the
	show.

Don makes a connection. The pedestal powers up, a holograph of the
Jupiter Two appearing over its surface.

		WEST

	Computer, map our current location.

HOLOGRAPHIC PEDESTAL-CLOSE. The area around the Jupiter Two is now
filled with a holographic representation of the alien solar system.

		JOHN

	See anything familiar?

Don just shakes his head.

		COMPUTER

	Searching for recognizable
	constellations.

	(a beat)

	Unable to locate.

		JOHN

	This computer has star maps of the
	entire known galaxy.

		PENNY

	We're lost, aren't we?

Judy wraps her arm around her sister.

		WEST

	What the hell is that?

VIEWSCREEN- CLOSE. The nearest planet is starting to glow. Suddenly a
distortion field begins to emanate from the alien world. The edges of
space seem to sear away, leaving a glowing portal.

		JOHN

	Any effect on the ship?

		WEST

	No.

VIEWSCREEN -CLOSE. All the planets and constellations beyond the portal
appear to be in different places.

		JOHN

	(off the navigational hologram)

	All the planets have moved.

		WEST

	And where did that come from?

CHAPTER 12: The Proteus
-----------------------


EXT.-SPACE

Breaking the inner edge of the portal, a long silver space needle
catches the light from the dual suns.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The crew man their stations. Only Will is absent as they the ship
maneuver around the portal.

VIEWSCREEN -CLOSE. As they, move behind the portal it seems to
disappear, showing only the blackness of space. No ship beyond.

		WEST

	It's gone.

		JOHN

	No. Go back in front of it.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

As the ship moves back in front of the portal, the hole in space is
visible again, the giant probe ship revealed once more within...

		JOHN

	It's a hole in space. A doorway.

		WEST

	A doorway to where?

		JOHN

	If we want to reach that ship, we're
	going to have to find out.

EXT.-SPACE

The Jupiter Two flies through the pulsing hole in space.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The giant, silver ship looms in the windscreen.

		MAUREEN

	No apparent effects on the ship.

		WEST

	I'm hailing on all frequencies. No
	response.

		JOHN

	There are some markings on the
	starboard side. Can you throw some
	light on her?

		WEST

	Don't know if the exterior spots are
	working.- There we go.

THE WINDSCREEN-CLOSE. Powerful spotlights hit the ship.

WEST AND JOHN-CLOSE. And really surprised.

		WEST

	If this in all a dream, why can't
	there be more girls?

THE SPACESHIP-CLOSE. Essentially a needle covered with metal scallops.
On its hull, under the legend PROTEUS, an American flag.

		WEST

	I've never seen a design like this.
	what are those scales on her hull?

		JOHN

	How could Earth launch a ship this
	massive and neither of us know about
	it? ... It just doesn't make sense.

		WEST

	These scanners are damaged, I'm
	getting inconsistent life signs but
	they may be sensor ghosts.

		JOHN

	Maybe her computer's still up. I'm
	trying standard remote access codes.

ON SCREEN-A docking ring on the giant ship comes to life, giant floods
coming to life, the docking aperture rotating open.

		WEST

	What do you know?

EXT.-SPACE

The Jupiter Two heads towards the giant ship.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		JOHN

	Can you give me some light on the
	secondary docking ring?

A smaller docking ring is illuminated on the viewscreen.

		WEST

	What do you make of that?

Attached to the starboard docking ring is another, smaller craft. Its
snaking anthropomorphic lines are not of human design.

		MAUREEN

	Boys, I think we're having a close
	encounter.

EXT.-SPACE

The Jupiter moves into the docking ring of the giant ship.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

(OVER) a giant THUD as the Jupiter Two docks with the probe.

		ROBOT (OVER)

	Crush.

REVERSE ANGLE. The Robot in rolling in through the doorway, arms waving
wildly before him.

		ROBOT

	Crush! Kill! Destroy!

Don and John are up fast. But the Robot just rolls to a stop. Will
steps from behind the automaton, his hacker's deck in his hand.

He pulls a tiny mic from his deck. Lifts it to his lips.

		WILL

	Crush. Kill. Destroy.

		ROBOT

	Crush! Kill! Destroy!

Will points to several jury-rigged modifications.

		WILL

	I hacked into his CPU, bypassed his
	main operating system and accessed
	his sub-routines. He's basically
	running on remote control.

All stare at him. Penny finally speaks.

		PENNY

	Show off.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-CREW QUARTERS-LATER

Penny stands guard, a rifle in her hand, talking into her recorder.

		PENNY

	And so the Space Captive finds
	herself helping the Robinsons by
	guarding the traitor. And she finds-

Penny's VOICE trails off. Stares out the porthole. Endless space.

		PENNY

	She finds that out here, in the dark
	and cold, she's scared, and she's
	kind of glad they're all together.

Just then Don approaches, a silver bundle under his arm.

		PENNY

	Identify yourself, soldier.

		WEST

	West, Major, United Space Force,
	requesting permission to see the
	prisoner.

Penny steps aside.

		PENNY

	Proceed Major West.

Don smiles, winks at her, going through the door.

		PENNY

	Ouch. Could he be cuter? I don't
	think so.

INT.-SMITH'S CELL

Actually a med-lab. Smith turns to face Don an he ENTERS.

		SMITH

	These quarters are totally
	unacceptable. I demand-

Don tosses his bundle on the seat. A silver flight suit.

		WEST

	We're going to check out the probe
	ship. Maybe we can figure out how
	they got here. And how to get home.

		SMITH

	Ta-ta. Have a wonderful trip.

		WEST

	You're coming with us.

		SMITH

	Out of the question. I'm a doctor not
	a space explorer. You and-

But Don is in his face in a heartbeat.

		WEST

	What you are is a murderous saboteur
	and I am not leaving you on this ship
	so you can do more harm than you've
	already caused.

		SMITH

	I absolutely refuse-

		WEST

	(closer)

	Give me an excuse to kill you.
	Please.

Smith stares at him a beat. Then he smiles, looks to the flight suit.

		SMITH

	Silver always was my color.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-LOWER DECKS

Will stands in front of the Robot, polishing a blast mark clean.

		WILL

	When boarding a mysterious
	spacecraft, it always pays to look
	your best.

John enters, removes a gun from the weapons locker.

		JOHN

	Deactivate safety.

		GUN

	Voiceprint confirmed. Rifle is
	active.

GUN-CLOSE. A small light goes from red to green.

		JOHN

	You did a good job up there son. You
	saved us all.

		WILL

	Thanks.

An awkward silence hangs between them.

		JOHN

	I know I haven't around much these
	days.That we haven't had time to-

		WEST (OVER)

	Professor, we're ready.

John looks at his boy Will in silent.

		JOHN

	Will, you're the most important thing
	in the world to me. I hope one day
	you'll be able to see that.

With that, John walks out. Will stares after him. Faces the Robot.

		WILL

	Take care of my dad, okay Robot?

Will works his remote, sending the Robot towards the bridge.

INT.-PROBE SHIP

A long dark corridor. Slowly the ambient lights come up. A door opens
to reveal Smith, John, Don, Judy and the Robot, stepping out of the
docking chamber, the airlock closing in the b.g.

		JUDY

	The air is stale. Old.

		SMITH

	That's the smell of ghosts.

Don walks to a computer panel set into the wall. Begins typing.

		WEST

	I'm interfacing with the on board
	computer... Odd.

		JOHN

	Not working?

		WEST

	No, it's just, I don't know, too
	fast. Most of the systems are down.

The Robot rolls deeper into the alien ship. The others follow. More
lights flicker into life, illuminating the long corridor ahead.

		JUDY

	Motion sensors are still working.

		WEST (OVER)

	What do you make of this?

Smith, John and Judy join Don at one of the bulkhead walls.

		JOHN

	Some kind of hieroglyphics.

WALL-CLOSE. A series of hieroglyphics are scrawled on the hull wall.
The sketches tell a story.

HIEROGLYPH-CLOSE. The alien craft docks with the giant ship.

SECOND HIEROGLYPH-CLOSE-A trio of inhuman bipedal stick figures enter
the giant ship.

THIRD HIEROGLYPH-CLOSE. The shape of a sun or a disc, from which juts
many legs. This final hieroglyph is circled in a clotted red substance.
Don touches the stain.

CHAPTER 13: Exploration
-----------------------


		JUDY

	If I didn't know better I'd say this
	is blood.

		SMITH

	I know an omen when I see one. I
	suggest a hasty retreat.

		WEST

	Just imagine we're retreating in the
	opposite direction. Now, move it.

Don shoves Smith forward with the butt of his laser rifle, the group
heading deeper into the quiet ship.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Will watches through the Robot's POV, toggling to move the automaton
forward. A readout marked AUDIO flashes. Will turns up a volume
control. (OVER) the sound of a slow, steady DRIP.

		WILL

	Dad, do you....

INT.-PROBE SHIP

		ROBOT

	... Hear something?

The Robot turns, begins heading further down the corridor. (OVER) now
DRIPPING can be heard by all.

		SMITH

	Like the drip, drip, drip of blood..

		WEST

	You really need to shut up.

		JOHN

	(pointing)

	Here.

THE CEILING shows a jagged hole, covered with some kind of viscous
membrane, leading to the dark of a service tunnel above. The membrane
DRIPS steadily onto the floor below.

		JUDY

	That material appears biological.

		SMITH

	Nothing good will come of this.

		WEST

	What makes you such an expert?

		SMITH

	Trust me, Major. Evil knows evil.

		JOHN

	Let's find the bridge. Maybe we can
	get some answers.

They head off. HOLD on the dripping membrane.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Maureen is at the main sensor console working an instrument panel.

Penny is hanging upside down in a harness overhead, using a laser
welder on a giant mass of exposed ceiling circuitry.

		PENNY

	Try it now, Mom.

Maureen throws a switch. The panel lights up, then goes dead.

		PENNY

	Damn.

INT.-SHIP-WALKING

The boarding party stand at the end of the corridor. Don presses a wall
panel. The giant doors hiss open to REVEAL...

INT.-MAIN BRIDGE

Immense. Empty. And battle torn. Sections of the controls have been
blown away. Blast scoring mars the walls.

		JUDY

	What the hell happened in here?

		WEST

	Some kind of fire fight. Look at this
	technology. I've seen some of this
	before. On the drawing boards.

Smith has moved off slightly, wandered over to a STORAGE ALCOVE.
Within, a row of docked Robots, larger and sleeker then ours.

John and Don are powering up the Com, console lights coming on.

		JOHN

	Can you bring up the Captain's log?

		WEST

	The data has degraded. I'm going try
	and gather any fragments I can. There
	isn't much, but ... here we go.

MAIN SCREEN-CLOSE. Fills with snow. Then a figure can be seen. It's
Jab. But his hair is grey.

		WEST

	Jeb.

		JEB

	The hyperspace tracker seems to be
	functioning...

	(static)

	No sign of the Jupiter Two...

		JEB

	(static)

	Have exceeded our mission timetable
	by two...

	(static)

	I'm not willing to give up. Don would
	keep looking for me.

		WEST

	That's it. The rest of the data is
	totally corrupted.

IN THE ALCOVE, Smith frees a power pack from one of the robots. Slips
it into the sleeve cuff of his field suit.

		WEST

	This doesn't make sense. How could
	they launch a rescue mission for us
	when we've only been lost a day?

Judy stands by the life sciences panel.

		JUDY

	I've got something here.

A turning holograph appears over the console panel. A degraded image of
a trembling, viscous pouch. Tiny shapes move within.

		JUDY

	They brought it up from the planet's
	surface. It's seems to be some sort
	of egg sack.

Don notices Smith's standing in the storage alcove.

		WEST

	Smith, step away from there.

		SMITH

	Happy to oblige, Major. Although I
	don't think it's me you should be
	worrying about. But rather this.

In the corner of the ceiling, another membrane covered hole.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Will is at his station, watching Don and John via the Robot's POV.

		WILL

	I'm detecting motion. Behind you...

INT.-PROBE SHIP BRIDGE

A towering SHADOW shoots past the open doorway.

		JOHN

	After it. Move.

	(to the Robot)

	Bring Smith.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-CORRIDOR

Don races down the corridor. The walls are matted with flowering
plants. Vines twist into a carpet covering the metallic floor.

THE SCURRYING SHAPE, about the size of a small dog, shoots out from
behind a bulkhead, disappearing into the lush greenery.

Don pushes forward through the ever deepening brush until he comes to a
door. A plaque reads HYDROPONICS LAB. He races inside.

INT.-HYDROPONICS LAB

A jungle. John and Judy arrive behind Don.

		WEST

	This explains where all the plants
	came from.

		JUDY

	Growth like this would take decades.

The Robot arrives through the lab door, carrying Smith in one claw.

		SMITH

	Unhand me, you mechanical moron.

Don's eyes fix behind Smith's head.

		WEST

	Don't move.

		SMITH

	I am sick of your terrorism. If you
	are going to kill me, be done with
	it. Otherwise I will insist you treat
	me with the respect and-

		WEST

	(like steel)

	I said don't move.

Smith is suddenly silent. Don's hand shoots out, just missing Smith's
head, disappearing into the brush behind him, leaves flying, as-he
pulls from its hiding place a small creature.

About the size of a large stuffed bear, spiny skin going from leaf
color to red, shaped like a rhesus monkey but covered with the scales
of a tiny dragon and bright yellow cat's eyes.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Will is watching through the Robot's eyes.

		WILL

	Neat.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-HYDROPONICS GARDEN

West stares down at the creature in his hand, now a calmer and more
friendly blue. Judy approaches.

		JUDY

	Well, who do we have here?

As the beast struggles in Don's hand it changes color, chameleon like,
trying to hide. No luck. Don holds fast.

		WEST

	Easy there, little buddy. No one's
	going to hurt you.

		SMITH

	How do you know it won't hurt us?

Don has begun stroking the creature's head. After a beat, the small
beast begins to COO and emit small BLIPPING sounds.

		JUDY

	Looks like you've made a friend. You
	have a good bedside manner, Major.

		WEST

	I'm going to let that one go.

		SMITH

	How charming. Doctor Dolittle of
	outer space.

		JUDY

	Where do you think it came from?

		JOHN

	It's possible this is one of the
	creatures represented in the
	hieroglyphs we saw on the wall. It
	must have been their ship attached to
	the other docking ring.

The beast has moved onto Don's shoulder, is now clutching there,
burying its tiny face into his neck. Don can't help but LAUGH.

		WEST

	It looks like a child.

		SMITH

	If so, my dear Major, what do you
	suppose happened to its parents?

		JOHN

	Let's get back to the bridge.

As they leave, a dark shape skitters across the ceiling in the
background. Ominous. Unseen.

CHAPTER 14: Giant Spiders!
--------------------------


INT.-JUPITER TWO

Penny is still hanging overhead.

		PENNY

	I think I've got it.

The sensor console comes back to life, displays lighting, status lights
going green. Maureen stares at the monitor.

		MAUREEN

	That's strange.

SCREEN-CLOSE. Revealed in the sensor scan, the scallops pulse with
ambient heat. Penny lands beside her.

		PENNY

	Those scales are giving off heat.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-BRIDGE

John is at the Com.

		JOHN

	I've tapped into the internal sensor
	array. Besides us, this ship is
	totally deserted.

		SMITH

	A ghost ship.

Don is sitting with the tiny creature. He pulls a ration pack from his
pocket. Turns it over in his hand.

		WEST

	And the flavor of the day is ...
	banana/beef. Who thinks up these
	combinations?

The creature stares at him intently as he tears open the foil lip,
sucks a bit LOUDLY. Judy can't help but smile at him.

		WEST

	MM. Good.

		SMITH

	Major West, I highly recommend you
	never breed. That by the way is my
	medical opinion.

Don glares at him, hands the tiny creature the pouch. The creature
looks at it, emits a small BLIP, takes a tentative suck. Its eyes widen
in delight as it begins to suck the ration pack.

		WEST

	Little thing was hungry.

		SMITH

	Good Lord, who will - spare us the
	tyranny of the sentimental?

(OVER) a distant, high pitched WHINE.

		PENNY

	Do you hear something?

Suddenly the creature begins to SCREAM, leaping on Smith's back,
clinging to his neck for dear life.

		SMITH

	Get this infernal creature off me.

The WHINE is growing louder. it seems to be coming from above.

THE CEILING-CLOSE. There, in the corner, the membrane covering the hole
seems to be trembling.

		WEST

	This can't be good.

		SMITH

	You have a remarkably keen sense
	of the obvious.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Maureen stands with Penny at the main sensor station.

		MAUREEN

	John, get the hell out of there.

ON SCREEN. The silver disks on the hull of the probe ship are beginning
to move, rising to stand now on spindraled legs.

EXT.-PROBE SHIP

Heads and legs emerging, the disks reveal themselves to be armor plated
spiders. The monsters find viscous holes in the outer hull and push
through, vanishing into the probe ship.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

(OVER) a THUD. The Jupiter Two shakes, as if struck.

		MAUREEN

	Give me an external view.

Penny works the console.

ON SCREEN. Spiders are leaping from the probe onto the Jupiter Two.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-BRIDGE

The lizard monkey's SCREAMING has reached new heights of hysteria. A
shape begins to push through the viscous bole in the ceiling.

What bursts in is a monster out of nightmare. Nearly half the size of a
human, shiny metallic body from which wet, spider-like limbs extend. A
fang covered vAw opens below ravenous, green eyes.

Don draws his laser and FIRES, but the blast only reflects off the
metallic surface of its torso, forcing the creature to retract its
limbs and eyes, hiding within its protective shell.

		JOHN

	Evacuate. Now!

The team races for the door as several more spiders drop through the
hole in the ceiling, landing in the bridge and scampering fast towards
our fleeing heros.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-TUNNELS

The boarding party race down the corridor. The spiders are bounding
after them, using walls, floor, and ceiling with equal facility.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Will is madly working his keyboard, controlling the fleeing Robot.

		WILL

	This joy stick is too slow. Activate
	holographic interface.

A holographic robot appears on the bridge. Will steps inside, the image
now moving with his body. He spins, facing backwards, firing.

INT.-PROBE SHIP

The Robot is holding up the rear, its torso swiveled backwards so it
can retreat and FIRE simultaneously.

The Robot's plasma BLASTS have more effect than-the lasers, blowing the
spiders into tiny pieces of inhuman flesh and metal.

But more monsters are pouring through the holes in the corridor
ceiling, some giving chasing, others swarming injured comrades.

Judy watches as several spiders devour their fallen brethren.

		JUDY

	They eat their wounded.

Our heroes race to a nexus, corridors leading off in all directions.
Spiders are dropping from the ceiling around them.

		JOHN

	Which way?

INT. -JUPITER TWO

WILL-POV. A graphic map flashes within the holograph.

		WILL

	Turn left.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-CORRIdOR

		ROBOT

	Now right.

The spiders are swarming, closing fast.

		JOHN

	Got to seal the bulkhead.

		WEST

	The door control is at the other and
	of the corridor.

		JUDY

	The fire sensor.

Judy pulls her gun, FIRES, hitting a ceiling sensor at the end of the
corridor. Blast doors SLAM, sealing out most of the spiders.

DON-CLOSE. Impressed.

BLAST DOORS-CLOSE. Metal teeth begin tearing through the steel.

Our group has made it to the door to the docking bay. They rush in, the
Robot coming through the open doorway last and holding there.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-DOCKING BAY

Don activates the airlock to the Jupiter, the batch slowly opening.

The Robot stands in the doorway to the docking bay, FIRING at the
spiders as they come down the hall, blowing them away. More pour
through the now rending blast doors. There are just too many, rolling
towards them now like a single, shifting mass of death.

		SMITH

	Open, damn you.

		WEST

	It's cycling a vacuum check. There is
	no way to speed up the protocols.

		SMITH

	Fools. I warned you not to come
	aboard this cursed craft. You've
	killed us. You've killed us all.

Judy throws him, hard, into the wall.

		JUDY

	Shut up.

		WEST

	Now that's a bedside manner.

The first spiders reach the Robot, leaping onto its metal bull.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Maureen and Penny are at the Com, powering up the engines. Will is
within the holograph, fighting off the spiders.

		WILL

	Charge.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-DOCKING BAY

The Robot's shell electrifies, the spiders recoiling.

The airlock has opened enough for our heroes to duck inside.

		JOHN

	Will, get the Robot in here.

The Robot stands in the open portal, covered by spiders, their fangs
shredding his hull, his electrical charge beginning to SHORT.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Will is throwing off the monsters, Extending the Robot's antenna spikes
and scanner dishes to skewer spiders that are squeezing by.

		WILL

	I can't move him without letting the
	spiders into the ship.

INT.-PROBE SHIP-DOCKING BAY

		JOHN

	Leave him behind.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		WILL

	I'm sorry, Robot.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-DOCKING BAY

A spider pushes past the Robot, head slipping around his metallic body,
bent on reaching the airlock and the crew within.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-AIRLOCK

		JOHN

	Seal it. Now!

Don hits a switch just as a spider breaks free, rushing towards the
dropping airlock door. Smith recoils from the swiping talon.

SMITH'S BACK-CLOSE. A tiny rand and beneath, a razor thin incision.

THE DOOR drops, the spider's arm, still twitching, severed inside the
airlock.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The inner airlock door Opens. The crew tumble in.

		JOHN

	Get us out of here.

Don is already powering up the ship's engines as Smith tries separating
himself from the tiny lizard monkey.

		SMITH

	Get this cloying gargoyle off of me.

He throws the beast hard across the bridge. The creature hits the wall,
SCREECHING, begins racing across consoles.

John has strapped in beside Don.

		JOHN

	Get me an external view.

A MONITOR shows the hull of the Jupiter Two. More spiders are leaping
onto the ship, attaching themselves to the hull.

		JOHN

	Prepare to disengage.

THE LIZARD MONKEY skitters up the back of Penny's chair, over her head,
getting tangled in her hair before jumping into her lap.

		PENNY

	Get it off me. Get it off.

Penny in frantically wiping the hair from her face. The tiny creature
on her lap begins a perfect imitation of Penny.

Don releases the docking ring, glances at the Monitor. The hull of the
ship is now entirely covered with spiders.

		WEST

	Initiating separation.

LIZARD MONKEY'S EYES widen in terror as the ship SHAKES, burying its
head in Penny's chest. A beat. Then Penny hugs the tiny beast.

		PENNY

	It's okay. Everything's going to be
	alright.

But she sounds anything but sure.

		WEST

	We're clear. Everybody hang on.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The Jupiter Two's engines BLOW, peeling into the endless night.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

(OVER) ALARMS sound.

		JUDY

	I think those things were using the
	probe ship as a way to trap food.

		WEST

	That I s probably what happened to
	the monkey's parents. We were going
	to be desert.

		MAUREEN

	But what happened to the crew?

		JOHN

	Nothing good.

		WEST

	We're not out of the woods yet.

ON SCREEN. The hull of the Jupiter Two is covered with the giant
spiders, their teeth cutting through the outer hull.

		WEST

	Let's see how these monsters like a
	hundred thousand volts.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The hull glows with electricity. The spiders fly off into space, their
limbs and heads retracting.

		WEST

	And the crowd goes wild.

		SMITH

	Recall your nightmares from
	childhood, Major. Monsters are rarely
	so easily dissuaded.

(OVER) a THUNK. Then another. A third.

ON SCREEN-The spiders shoot webs from their bellies, attaching to the
Jupiter, land on the hull again, re-extending their limbs, starting to
burrow once more.

		WEST

	Persistent bastards.

		JOHN

	Can you hit them again?

		WEST

	Every time I electrify the hull, I'm
	draining our systems. Once or twice
	more and we're going to be dead in
	space.

		SMITH

	A fate I fear may be inevitable one
	way or another.

Maureen emerges from the airlock holding the spider's severed limb in
metal tongs. Carries it to her life sciences analyzer.

		JOHN

	That's the same expression you had
	when my mother came to stay with us.

MAUREEN'S MONITOR-CLOSE. A graphic of the severed spider leg. A small
line begins to extrapolate to the rest of the figure. Musculature and
flesh are drawn in on the screen.

		MAUREEN

	DNA extrapolation - coming up.
	Silicone based. Admantium shell and
	lack of respiratory system suggest an
	ability to live in deep space. Tiny
	front brain implies communal
	relationships. More like bees.

VIEWS CREEN -CLOSE. More and more spider are spiraling from the probe
ship, all heading toward the Jupiter Two.

		WEST

	There are thousands of those things

Maureen is working the COMPUTER.

		MAUREEN

	They may be attracted to heat and
	light.

Don begins typing.

		WEST

	With the right command codes, I can
	light up the probe ship from here.

MONITOR-CLOSE. More spiders are hitting the bull.

		WEST

	Damn. No response.

		JOHN

	Command codes are sequenced. Try the next series.

		WEST

	But they won't work until the next
	fleet of ships are built. That's at
	least two years away.

		JOHN

	Just do it.

Don begins entering command codes.

The mighty probe ship begins to power up, engines glowing red as they
begin their initial BURN.

		WEST

	How did you know?

		JOHN

	Think about it, Don. The ships's
	advanced technology. Your friend
	looking old. What if that ship is
	from our future?

		COMPUTER

	Warning. Outer hull has been
	compromised.

SCREEN-CLOSE. Spiders are eating through the outer hull.

		MAUREEN

	It's not working.

		JOHN

	Can you get the fusion drive on line?

EXT.-SPACE

THE PROBE SHIP'S fusion drives FIRE. A few of the spiders divert back
toward the probe ship. But most still head for the Jupiter.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		WEST

	Let's turn up the heat.

Don engages the THRUSTERS, grabs the throttle.

EXT.-SPACE

The Jupiter Two banks toward the probe ship, heading directly for the
wake of the fusion drives.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		COMPUTER (OVER)

	Warning. Inner hull breach in twenty
	seconds.

		JOHN

	Give them a little encouragement.

		WEST

	Electrifying outer hull ... now.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The outer bull flashes with electricity, the spiders jumping off. Don
pilots the craft directly through the wake of the fusion drive.

The spiders jump off, begin attaching themselves to the nacelles of the
giant probe ship.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

ON SCREEN the giant spiral of spiders in now heading back towards the
giant probe ship.

		JOHN

	Get us out of here. Fast.

Don looks at John a beat, then he begins working the controls.

		JOHN

	What are you doing?

		WEST

	Never leave an enemy stronghold
	intact. One of your father's first
	rules of engagement.

Don hits a button. On the remote control console a readout begins to
flash. The message is simple: FUSION DRIVE-OVERLOAD.

		JOHN

	Don, stop. That's a direct order. We
	might need to salvage-

		WEST

	This is a military emergency. That
	means I'm in command.

		JOHN

	Don, no. I'm ordering you-

		WEST

	I hate spiders.

Don hits a button. The panel light flashes: OVERLOAD.

		WEST

	Hang on, it I a gonna be a bumpy
	ride.

Don angles the ship away, punching the thrusters as the probe ship's
engines begins to glow.

EXT.-SPACE

The probe ship's nuclear core overloads. The engines begin to glow,
venting plasma and then EXPLODE like a nascent star.

THE BLAST WAVE spreads across space, vaporizing the spiders.

THE BLAST WAVE hits the Jupiter Two.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The ship is buffeted by the shock wave.

		WEST

	I can't hold her.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The ship is knocked into the atmosphere of the giant planet below.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Don is struggling to keep control.

		WEST

	We're going down.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The ship is hurling toward the planet's cloud obscured surface.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The windscreen is filled with a RUSHING BLIZZARD.

		WEST

	Can't get the stabilizers on line.

		JOHN

	Pull up. Pull up.

		WEST

	Really? No kidding? Thanks.

WINDSCREEN- CLOSE. The storm clouds suddenly PART TO REVEAL ... A GIANT
SNOW COVERED MOUNTAIN RANGE.

Don banks the controls.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The ship tilts on its side, passing between two snowy peaks, still
plunging towards the planet's wintry surface below.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		WEST

	I'm reading a clearing ahead. I'm
	going to try and make it.

EXT.-PLANET'S SURFACE

The Jupiter Two BLOWS over a carpet of snowy treetops, the canopy of
leaves bursting into flames from the friction of the hull.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The surface is coming up fast.

		WEST

	Got to slow us down.

EXT.-PLANET'S SURFACE

The Jupiter Two hits the surf ace of the water and skips, once twice,
three times across the alien sea.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		WEST

	Brace for impact!

The ship SMASHES into a crater miles long, PLOWING through rock and
vegetation, finally coming to rest near one of the crater walls.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

Still. Automatic fire systems spray gas everywhere. only the dimmest
emergency lights cast any glow.

		JOHN

	Everybody, by the numbers.

Maureen straightens, rubs her neck.

		MAUREEN

	Life Sciences, still breathing.

		JUDY

	Mission medical, I'm alive.

		WILL

	Me too. Robotics, I mean.

		PENNY

	Video Mechanics, okay.

		SMITH

	I'm alive, Major West's poor excuse
	for piloting skills not withstanding.

		WEST

	Let's take a look.

Don hits a switch, the windshield de-icing, becoming clear.

		PENNY

	I don't think we're in Kansas
	anymore.

REVERSE ANGLE

Before them lies the crater, snow covered floor spreading out towards a
distant horizon stained red by two hanging crimson suns.

CHAPTER 15: Follow Orders!
--------------------------


EXT. -ALIEN LANDSCAPE-NIGHT

The moonless sky is filled with an utterly alien starfield. The Jupiter
Two sits near the wall of the crater, its tiny lights fighting the
otherworldly darkness.

		JOHN (OVER)

	You violated a direct order.

INT.-ENGINE ROOM

Cavernous. John and Don stand by the giant drive engines. Don is
holding a cylinder containing a mixture of power chips, some glowing
with radioactive fire, others dull and charred as coal.

		WEST

	About half the core material is
	burned out. We'll never generate
	enough power to break orbit.

		JOHN

	I told you not to blow that ship's
	reactors and you did it anyway.

		WEST

	Come on, Professor, give it a rest. I
	was technically still in command.

		JOHN

	Don't hand me that. I'm commander of
	this mission.

		WEST

	Look, no offense, but you're an
	egghead with an honorary rank. No one
	ever intended you to handle combat
	situations. You're spouting some
	nonsense about- time travel while
	those spiders posed a continuing
	threat. I made a judgement call and
	if I have to I'll make it again.
	Hell, you of all people should
	understand that. If your father were
	here-

		JOHN

	My father is not here. My father is
	dead, killed in one of his combat
	missions you so admire. My family is
	on this ship And you're going to
	follow my orders. Whether you agree
	with them or not. Is that clear,
	Major?

Don's face is right up in John's.

		WEST

	Save the speeches. I like you. But
	the fate of the Earth is at stake
	here. I'm going to do whatever I
	think it takes to ensure the success
	of this mission. With or without your
	help. Is that clear, Professor?

The two are too close to do anything but kiss or fight. Kissing seems
less than likely.

		MAUREEN (OVER)

	Am I interrupting something?

WIDER. Maureen stands in the doorway.

		MAUREEN

	No. Really. I think you two should go
	ahead and slug it out. I mean, here
	we are stranded on an alien world and
	you boys want to get into a pissing
	contest. So please, go for it. I'll
	have Judy down here in a heartbeat to
	declare you both unfit and I'll take
	over this mission. Now I don't want
	to hear another word from you two
	until you can play nice. Is that
	clear?

		JOHN WEST

	Maureen- Listen-

		MAUREEN

	Not another word.

	(a beat)

	Better. Now if you've finished hosing
	down the decks with testosterone, I
	suggest you come with me. I may have
	found a way to get us off this
	planet.

Maureen turns on her heal and EXITS. The two men exchange a look.

		WEST

	Wow.

		JOHN

	Tell me about it.

They head after her.

CHAPTER 18: Danger Will! (Out of Sequence in screenplay.)
------------------------

INT:-WILL'S CABIN

Will sits working over his hacker's deck. (OVER) STATIC.

		WILL

	Can you hear me? Robot?

Will tunes the deck. More STATIC. Then...

		ROBOT

	Systems error. Robot unable to
	register neural net outputs. Unable
	to locate motor controls. Unable-

		WILL

	Calm down. Your body was destroyed in
	the conflict with the space spiders.
	Do you remember?

		ROBOT

	Affirmative.

		WILL

	But I downloaded your neural net.

		ROBOT

	Robot tried to destroy the Robinson
	family. Why would Will Robinson save
	Robot's personality? Your actions do
	not compute.

		WILL

	I guess sometimes friendship means
	acting with your heart, not your
	head.

		ROBOT

	Logic error. Friendship does not
	compute.

		WILL

	Don't worry, Robot. Im going to build
	you a new body. I promise.

Will turns to face a pile of pirated components from various par of the
ship. He lifts a circular bubble of diodes. Smiles.

		WILL

	Mom always said I should try to make
	new friends.

CHAPTER 15: Follow Orders! * return to CHAPTER
--------------------------


INT.-BRIDGE

Maureen stands at her life sciences station with John and Don.

		MAUREEN

	The atmosphere here can sustain human
	life. I've located 500 Rads
	radioactive material a mile north.

		JOHN

	That's at least what we'd need to get
	the core functioning again.

John looks out the viewscreen at the alien night. Turns to Don.

		JOHN

	We'll set off at daybreak. it'll be
	safer. Those are my orders, Major.

		WEST

	I agree with your recommendation,
	Professor.

		MAUREEN

	Détente is a beautiful thing.

INT.-SICK BAY

Judy examines the lizard monkey. Penny strokes the tiny creature,
producing a string of BLIPS.

		PENNY

	What's the diagnosis, Doc? Is it
	cowboy or ballerina on Halloween?

		JUDY

	Right now she's a girl. But I think
	your little pal here is from a
	self-replicating species. At
	different stages of life she, or he,
	probably alternates sexes.

		PENNY

	Imagine the savings on dating outfits
	alone.

The tiny creature has begun playing with an aural scanner.

		PENNY

	Can I keep her?

		JUDY

	Penny, you've never taken care of a
	thing in your life besides yourself.

		PENNY

	Please. She's all alone. I promise
	I'll look after her. She needs me.

		JUDY

	...The moment you misplace her, or
	forget to feed her, we leave her on
	this planet where she can live in the
	wild. I'm not kidding Penny.

And with that Judy EXITS. Penny sits, stroking the tiny creature.

		PENNY

	We're both a long way from home,
	aren't we little one?

The creature makes a tiny BLIP.

		PENNY

	That's what we'll call you. Blip.

Blip reaches out, touches a green ribbon around Penny's wrist.

		PENNY

	You like that?

Penny takes the ribbon off, ties it around Blip's wrist. Blip looks up,
eyes glowing. Penny caresses the tiny creature's cheek.

		PENNY

	Nice girl. Pretty girl. Nice.

The creature reaches up, touches Penny's cheek. Her tiny tongue trying
to imitate Penny's words of comfort.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL

Judy stands, just out of sight, watching her sister, smiling.

CHAPTER 16: Alien World
-----------------------


INT.-JUPITER TWO-MED LAB

Don shoves an indignant Smith into the room, adjusts a newly installed
security panel in the wall.

		SMITH

	Remove that lock this instant. I
	shall not be caged like some animal

		WEST

	(lethal)

	I gave my word I'd let you live. I
	never said for how long.

		SMITH

	These quarters will be fine.

Smith stares at him a beat.

		SMITH

	Tell me, Major West. Are you really
	confident in Robinson's ability to
	guide us? If I were set free, I would
	support your right to command. With
	minimal force, we could take this
	ship and assure this mission
	continues under your leadership.

		WEST

	...My God Smith, you're right. How
	could I have been so blind? I'll just
	run and get you a gun so we can
	hijack the ship. Okay?

		SMITH

	Sarcasm is the recourse of a weak
	mind.

		WEST

	I'm hiding the pain. Really.

And with that West leaves.

Smith tries the door. Locked. Then, from one cuff of his field suit, be
removes the control belt he stole from the probe ship.

		SMITH

	I assure you, Major West. Your pain
	has just begun.

Smith moves about the room, lifting small bits of metal, creating an
impromptu set of tools with which to alter the control bolt.

PAN DOWN. HOLD on SMITH'S BACK. Beneath the rend in his suit, the tiny
tear in his flesh is now covered with tiny, alien scales.

INT. -BRIDGE-NIGHT

Judy sits in one of the command chairs over a the remains of a meal,
sipping water, staring out into the alien night.

		WEST (OVER)

	Star light, star bright...

		JUDY

	A million strange stars and only one
	wish. I wish we were home.

Don comes and sits in the co-pilot's chair beside her.

		JUDY

	I never thought a sky could look so
	alien. ...We really are lost.

		WEST

	When the first sailors circled the
	globe and saw a brand new sky, they
	thought they had sailed off the edge
	of the earth. But they were really
	just around the corner.

		JUDY

	(smiles)

	We just billow our sails and let the
	wind blow us home, Is that it Major?

		WEST

	So those sailors found familiar
	shapes in the stars to make the skies
	more friendly, to help them find
	their way.

Don turns on a monitor below the viewscreen. MONITOR-CLOSE. It shows
the star-field above. He lifts a light-tipped stylus.

		WEST

	That's how constellations were born.

Don begins to draw on the screen, connecting the stars like dots in a
children's book. Slowly, a familiar porcine face takes form.

		WEST

	Porky the wise and mighty Pig.

Judy LAUGHS. She takes the stylus. Begins to draw.

		JUDY

	The great bucktoothed Bunny... Bugs.

Don smiles. Judy can't help but smile back. Their faces are close.

		WEST

	So, my quarters or yours?

		JUDY

	Excuse me?

		WEST

	We are the only single man and woman
	of consenting age in the galaxy. How
	much more of a set up do you need?

		JUDY

	So you figure just dispense with the
	pleasantries, get down to business?

		WEST

	You have a way with words, Doctor.

		JUDY

	(provocative)

	Right here? On this console?

Don moves his face to hers, only a breath apart.

		WEST

	Here would be fine.

Judy smiles sweetly.

DON-CLOSE. Lips parting. Suddenly water begins to pour down over his
head. His eyes open wide. Judy holds her empty glass in hand.

		JUDY

	Next time, fly slower.

She rises, walks off, leaving Don mopping his brow.

INT.-JOHN & MAUREEN'S QUARTERS

Maureen sits on the edge of her bed brushing her hair as John activates
the automated security systems.

		JOHN

	What was I thinking, bringing us all
	out here into space?

		MAUREEN

	The world needed saving. You were the
	right man for the job.

		JOHN

	But solving the world's problems
	doesn't leave much time for the
	people you love, does it?

		MAUREEN

	Did you get any time with Will?

		JOHN

	Now he's decided he can rebuild the
	robot. Wants to show me his designs.
	I've got too much to do-

		MAUREEN

	Funny creatures, men. You try so hard
	not to be your fathers, end up making
	the same mistakes. Will adores you.
	He needs your attention.

		JOHN

	We can't get off this planet much
	less back on course. I don't have
	time to...

		MAUREEN

	John, just listen to him. it doesn't
	matter what he's saying. Just listen.
	Sometimes, at least in the eyes of
	their fathers, little boys have to
	come first.

		JOHN

	As soon as we get back into space,
	we're going to spend some real time
	together. I promise.

Maureen looks out the window. A long beat. Then she smiles.

		JOHN

	What?

		MAUREEN

	It's nice to have our family under
	one roof. Even if we had to go half
	way across the galaxy to manage it.

John presses a button, the blast shield opening to reveal the stacked
orbs of three glowing moons. Maureen smiles.

		JOHN

	How would you feel about a little
	late night tutorial, Professor?

John moves to her, begins pulling her down, out of FRAME.

		MAUREEN

	Mm. That's new. What are you doing?

		JOHN

	Going for extra credit.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO-NIGHT

The ship sits on the alien landscape.

		MAUREEN (OVER)

	Good night John.

		JOHN (OVER)

	Good night Maureen.

		WILL (OVER)

	Good night Judy.

		PENNY (OVER)

	Good night Will.

		JUDY (OVER)

	Good night Penny.

		WEST (OVER)

	You guys have got to be kidding.

CHAPTER 17: The Core
--------------------


INT.-JUPITER TWO-BRIDGE-MORNING

Will comes up on the elevator, rubbing his eyes, first awake in the
morning. He stumbles to the viewscreen.

WILL-CLOSE. His eyes widen with shock.

		WILL

	Oh man.

REVERSE ANGLE

A giant portal shimmers at snow's edge about 100 yards from the ship.
Beyond it, a sun-stained field of towering plants and trees.

INT.-BRIEFING ROOM

The crew gathers at the table. (OVER) a RUMBLING. The ship shakes.

		PENNY

	What are those rumblings? They've
	been happening all morning.

		JUDY

	How can half the landscape have grown
	up overnight?

		JOHN

	Okay, let's get settled. Maureen?

MAUREEN'S MONITOR-CLOSE. A geothermal analysis shows the giant plates
that make up this world appear mismatched.

		MAUREEN

	It's impossible. But this planet's
	geothermic plates don't match up.

		JOHN

	I was afraid of this.

Al1 eyes turn to John.

		JOHN

	I think these tremors are the result
	of opening and closing doorways.

		PENNY

	Doorways to where?

		JOHN

	The future.

		SMITH

	Perhaps the Professor was hit on the
	head when we landed.

		JOHN

	Remember the portal that lead us to
	the probe ship? What if we crossed a
	into a time years after Earth sent a
	rescue mission.

		WEST

	You're not serious? Time travel is
	impossible.

		WILL

	No it's not. It's just improbable.
	Like hyperdrive was a hundred years
	ago. Nothing's really impossible.

		JOHN

	This world could be riddled with
	doorways to the future.

		WILL

	So if we walk into that forest
	outside, we're really just walking
	into this crater years from now.

		MAUREEN

	Geological plates from different
	times wouldn't fit together. That
	would explain the tectonic mismatch.
	But doorways in time, John?

		JOHN

	If these portals are opening and
	closing, part of some cascading,
	natural phenomenon, they could be
	tearing this planet apart

		WILL

	These portals are exactly what I
	predicted my time machine would do.
	What if the doorways aren't natural?
	A machine that bends space, like our
	hyperdrive, could be modified to bend
	time as well. What if someone on this
	world has built a device?

		JOHN

	Son, I appreciate your input but now
	isn't the time for flights of fancy.

		WILL

	You never listen to me. Not ever.

And with that Will storms out. John stares after him a beat, sorely
wanting to follow. (OVER) another RUMBLE.

		JOHN

	There's no telling how long before
	this planet breaks up entirely.

	(rising).

	Don and I are going to locate the
	radioactive material for the core.
	Get the ship ready to go. We may have
	very little time.

INT. -BRIDGE

John, suited up, heads for the open front hatch when he spots Will
sitting alone in the Com chair, tinkering with his deck.

		JOHN

	Aren't you coming out to say goodbye?

Will just shakes his head.

		WILL

	You're always leaving. What if...

Will looks away, finally giving voice to his worst fear.

		WILL

	What if one time you don't come
	home...

John stares at his son, unsure what to say, the boy's anguish so deep
and apparent. He reaches into his shirt, takes off his dog tags.

		JOHN

	Whenever your grandfather went away
	on a mission, held leave these with
	me. For safe keeping. And when he got
	home I d always be waiting to give
	them back.

He lifts the chain and places it around the boy's neck.

		JOHN

	I'm coming back Will. I promise.

Will is silent. John touches the boy's hair, then walks out. A beat.
Will looks up after his father, fingering the dog tags.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The Robinsons, all except Will, stand-gathered around the front of the
ship. Don has a small tracking device in his hand.

		WEST

	I've got a fix on the radioactive
	material. It's through the portal.

		JOHN

	We'll just have to hope the doorways
	remain stable.

		JUDY

	These crater walls are disabling the
	com-links. You won't be able to
	communicate with the ship.

(OVER) the ground shakes again.

		Maureen

	Come home to me, Professor.

		JOHN

	I love you, wife.

John kisses her. Don looks at Judy.

		JUDY

	I'm going to regret saying this, But
	try to get back in one piece.

		WEST

	This is kind of a kiss for luck
	occasion, wouldn't you agree, Doc?

		JUDY

	See. I'm regretting it already.

	(coy)

	Kisses have to be earned. Say
	goodbye, Blip.

Blip reaches up and touches John's face. Then her CHIRPS form a rough
approximation of the words Penny taught her.

		BLIP

	Nice girl. Pretty girl. Nice.

		JOHN

	You take care of her, Penny.

	(kisses her head)

	Take care of you too, baby.

Then the two men bead off, towards the portal and forest beyond.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL

Smith stares out the cabin window. PUSH IN as

INT.-SMITH'S CELL

		SMITH

	Yes, enjoy your moments of trite
	familial bonding.

He turns, heads back to his table, transformed now, into a makeshift
lab, the stolen control bolt in mid-modification.

		SMITH

	Because they will be your last.

INT.-WILL'S CABIN

The beginnings of Will's home-made robot sits on the table. WILL is in
the f.g. riffling his PERSONAL CARGO container.

Penny ENTERS, an assortment of small electronic devices, hairclips, and
other metal and electronic objects. Dumps them on the table.

		PENNY

	That's everything even close to
	nonessential. Even my bellybutton
	ring.

		WILL

	Thanks, Pen.

		PENNY

	You want to come on a land survey?

But Will just shakes his head, sulky.

		PENNY

	Look, what does dad know? Maybe
	someone did build a time machine.

She ruffles his hair. Disappears. Will activates a CPU speaker.

		ROBOT

	Robot is on line.

(OVER) a KNOCKING has begun. WILL looks up, puzzled.

		WILL

	It sounds like old morse code.


Chapter 18: Danger Will!
------------------------


INT.-CORRIDOR

Will walks down the corridor. (OVER) The KNOCKING continues. Will
follows the SOUND until he comes to the door of Smith's prison.

Smith is visible through the door window, sitting at a table, hammering
out the code with his boot. He beckons Will inside.

Will shakes his head. Smith begins TAPPING again.

		WILL

	(sounding out the code)

	Danger.

INT.-SMITH'S CELL

The door slides open and Will ENTERS, a laser pistol in hand.

		WILL

	You said someone is in danger.

		SMITH

	We all are. You are wise to arm
	yourself.

Smith eyes the weapon, moving towards the boy.

		WILL

	This gun is set to fire for me only
	so don't try anything funny.

Smith barely misses a beat as he adjusts, passing the child, going
instead to the window and opening the blast shield.

		SMITH

	William, you misjudge me. I only want
	to help you.

		WILL

	Help us? You tried to kill us all.

		SMITH

	But now our fates are intertwined. if
	your father and that idiot West fail,
	I will have no chance of getting
	home. It is in my best interests they
	succeed. And I always follow my best
	interests.

Smith gazes out at the exotic terrain. (OVER) an inhuman WAIL.

		SMITH

	What monsters roam these alien wilds?
	Fools. To set off blindly across this
	savage land. Much as I hate to admit
	it, it will be harder to manage
	without them.

		WILL

	What are you talking about? They'll
	be back. They'll be okay.

Smith is silent. A long, lethal beat.

		WILL

	Someone should go after them.

		SMITH

	Will, I forbid it. You're a boy. A
	clever one, certainly, but a child
	nonetheless. This planet is likely
	full of predators. Even if you found
	them, what if they're hurt, ravaged,
	dying, what good could you do?

		WILL

	But you're a doctor.

Smith turns away, hiding his smile.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO-DAY

Judy and Maureen are hanging on repelling lines before the crater wall,
shipping away ore that glitters like diamonds.

		JUDY

	It's impossible.

		MAUREEN

	Not really. Geologists have
	speculated that Dimondium might be
	naturally occurring in many older
	worlds. Part of a biosphere's way of
	rejuvenating itself.

		JUDY

	This one is ten times more powerful
	then that on Alpha Prime. There's
	enough here to save Earth.

Penny stands in the f.g. with Blip on her arm, taking plant samples,
talking into her video recorder.

		PENNY

	After much deliberation, the Space
	Captive has decided to accept her new
	role as member of the crew. The
	Robinsons, after all, can  obviously
	use her help...

Blip jumps up on Penny's arm, knocking her recorder to the ground.

		PENNY

	(flaring)

	Now look what you've done. Stop
	hanging all over me.

Blip stares at her, frightened by her tone, begins backing away to the
edge of the forest. She looks at Penny, then disappears into the thick
brush..

		PENNY

	Blip. Wait. I'm sorry. Damn.

Penny heads after the creature. HOLD on her recorder. Forgotten.


CHAPTER 19: A Different Future
------------------------------


EXT.-PLANET'S SURFACE-DAY

Will and Smith are walking down a forest path. The boy has a radiation
tracker in his hand.

		WILL

	I've got a fix on Dad's suit beacon.

Dead ahead is a field of beautiful, alien flowers, their purple leaves
moving in the wind like an azure sea.

		WILL

	Wow, that's Mom's favorite color.

		SMITH

	How droll.

(OVER) a tremendous RUMBLING. The WIND ROARS. Suddenly, the air in the
distance begins to twist, a rushing distortion sweeping towards them,
flowers growing, landscape aging rapidly within.

		SMITH

	Run, child, run.

Smith turns, begins to flee, pulling Will with him, away from the
rushing warp. Smith trips, falls, closes his eyes, waiting for the
distortion to overtake him. A beat. He opens his eyes.

SMITH-POV. A glowing, stationary portal shimmers behind him, revealing
beyond a forest ever older, darker, more overgrown.

		SMITH

	Will? Will?

No sign of the boy. Then, from behind a tree, Will appears.

		WILL

	Wow!

The field across the portal has is now a mass of giant plants, the
flowers a deep red. Will rushes across the rip in space.

		SMITH

	William, wait!

		WILL

	See, over here I'm in the future.

(steps back towards Smith)

	Here I'm in the past. Don't worry.
	If my theories are correct, these
	doorways should remain stable, for
	a while anyway.

		SMITH

	I can barely contain my glee. Why
	aren't you aging like the plants?

		WILL

	That's just an effect of the portals
	forming. Once they stabilize you can
	cross from one time to another
	just like stepping between two
	rooms.

	(off his tracker)

	Dad's signal is this way. Come on,
	Doctor Smith.

Will takes Smith's hand, pulls him across the threshold.

SMITH-POV. Where he stands is now lush, the sky overhead a glowing
crimson. Yet behind him, the path in as it originally appeared.
Younger. The sky, bright. Will has run deeper into the brush.

Smith notices something by his feet. He clears away the brush,
revealing shapes beneath the foliage. His expression darkens.

		WILL (OVER)

	What did you find?

Will has returned.

		SMITH

	Come, come, son, no time for
	distractions. Let's move on.

Smith shoves Will on, the boy unable to see what Smith saw.

PAN DOWN. Headstones. Each bears a marking, the names still legible.
Maureen, Penny and Judy Robinson.

EXT.-PLANET'S SURFACE-DAY-PRES

John and Don emerge from the brush. They have come to one of the crater
walls. John looks from the rock face to his tracker.

		JOHN

	Damn.

		WEST

	Damn? Damn is not good.

		JOHN

	The radiation signature we've been
	tracking. it's a  ghost. A
	reflection from the Jupiter Two
	bouncing off the ore in these walls.
	There's no core material here.

(OVER) a sudden RUMBLING. The ground shakes. The ROAR of WIND. A time
portal rushes towards them like a glittering maw, the side of the
crater aging and crumbling in it's wake.

John and Don race away from the distortion, ducking falling trees, roll
clear as the portal stabilizes, now a fixed doorway to a darker, more
deserted future.

		JOHN

	The ship's back that way. we have to
	go through.

EXT.-BRUSH-DAY-PRESENT

Penny is pushing through the forest.

		PENNY

	Blip? I'm sorry. Blip?

She spots the tiny creature ahead in the distance. Blip SNIFFS the
ground, runs a few steps. SNIFFS again. Looks up. There, before Blip is
another glittering hole in time. The forest beyond is far thicker, the
sky red. Blip steps through the portal.

		PENNY

	Blip, wait.

Penny goes to the edge of the portal, stares at the monstrously tall
trees beyond. A beat. Then she steps through, following.

EXT.-CRATER CAVES-FUTURE

Penny pushes through dwindling brush to a series of rocky overhangs and
caverns cut into the crater wall.

BLIP is standing over a large circular stone, hopping up and down,
CHIRPING and BLIPPING madly.

		PENNY

	Blip, you can't run off like that.

(closing on the stone)

	What the-?

THE STONE-CLOSE. A series of hieroglyphs are painted on the giant rock,
their images the same style as those on the probe ship.

HIEROGLYPH ONE-CLOSE. A mighty battle in space is depicted.

		PENNY (OVER)

	Some kind of fight, in space. It
	almost looks like the probe ship
	Major West blew up.

HIEROGLYPH TWO-CLOSE. A fiery star falls to the planet's surface.

		PENNY

	That could be the Jupiter Two crash
	landing.

HIEROGLYPH THREE-CLOSE. Here a dark haired beauty holds a single lizard
monkey aloft, her face remarkably like Penny's.

Suddenly BLIP begins to SHRIEK. (OVER) RUSTLING leaves.

SHAPES are moving in the trees, the vague outline of camouflaged forms
dropping to the ground. Five figures suddenly de-camouflage. Lizard
monkeys, two large, two smaller.

Directly in front of Penny, the largest monkey de-camouflages. Fully
grown, the beast is nearly twice Penny's height. Around the creature's
wrist is something odd. An old, tattered green ribbon.

BLIP begins to SCREAM and SHRIEK.

		PENNY

	Blip, no!

Too late. Blip leaps on the giant creature, grabs the ribbon. The beast
could slap Blip away like a fly. But the creature doesn't resist, just
stares down at Blip with something akin to tenderness.

Blip looks at the ribbon in his hand. Then at the one around her wrist.
Save for their age difference., the ribbons are identical.

The giant monkey moves forward, closing on a petrified Penny, paw
reaching out, touching her face. The beast begins stroking Penny's
cheek in a familiar gesture of comfort.

		GIANT BLIP

	Nice girl. Pretty girl. Nice.

Penny stares up in stunned wonder.

EXT.-PLANET'S SURFACE-EVENING-FUTURE

Don and John are crossing the brush. The terrain in growing ever more
desolate, desert like. The double suns hang on the horizon.

		JOHN

	We should be able to see the ship.

Something catches the light on the ground beside them. Don reaches down
and lifts a small metal fragment in his hand.

METAL-CLOSE. On it is the familiar logo of the United Space Agency.

		WEST

	Could these be from the probe?

		JOHN

	Corroded. This metal is decades old.

Don finds another piece of wreckage, turns it over in his hand.

		WEST

	It's not possible.

WRECKAGE-CLOSE. The fragment bears a simple legend: Jupiter Two.

		WEST

	What kind of nightmare is this?
	Where the hell are we?

		JOHN

	No, Major, when the hell are we?

Suddenly Don is hit in the chest with a plasma charge, goes flying.
John ducks and rolls, FIRING his laser from behind the cover of a rocky
mound. John goes up to take another SHOT, is bit with a powerful
electrical blast, falling hard. Still.

REVERSE ANGLE

Rolling out from behind him, claws extended in attack Position and
apparently many years old, is a rebuilt Robot.

EXT.-PLANET'S SURFACE-EVENING-FUTURE

Will and Smith are crossing the alien terrain. The plants have given
way to desert. The suns hang low in the crimson sky.

		WILL

	I feel like we got turned around.

		SMITH

	Just follow your father's signal,
	young William.

		WILL

	Oh shit.

		SMITH

	A boy of your intelligence shouldn't
	swear.

		WILL

	(pointing)

	Look.

		SMITH

	Oh. Shit, indeed.

REVERSE ANGLE. At the edge of the crater wall sits the wrecked hull of
the Jupiter Two. The lower sections are gone, the hull scarred, open to
the sun.


			 CUT TO:

JOHN-CLOSE. Stirring to consciousness.

WIDER

INT.-JUPITER TWO BRIDGE-FUTURE

Or what is left of it. Dark. The occasional COMPUTER panel flickers
Shattered monitors. An awful history-told in torn metal. John is
slumped in a corner, Don still on the floor beside him.

		VOICE (OVER)

	Well, well. All things really do
	come to he who waits.

A FIGURE sits in the command chair, visage obscured by shadow.

		JOHN

	What is this place?

		FIGURE

	Why Professor, the shock must have
	scrambled your brain. Look around
	you. Don't you recognize the spot?
	You've come home.

		JOHN

	This can't be...

But even as the words cross his lips, he knows it is.

		JOHN

	What have you done to the ship.
	...Where's my family?

		FIGURE

	Your family is dead. Dead and in the
	ground.

		JOHN

	No!

		FIGURE

	What fickle consort in memory. Time
	dims certain images while others
	shine clear and bright as yesterday.

The figure stands, light hitting his face. Late thirties. Long blond
hair, a shaggy beard and moustache. Eerily familiar.

		FIGURE

	I'll never forget that morning.
	Twenty years ago. What was it you
	said? I'll be back. I promise. But I
	knew better. You never came home.

The figure walks to one of the burned out panels.

		FIGURE

	Without you, your family never had a
	chance. A few spidersv survived the
	destruction of the probe ship. They
	reached the planet and attacked. I
	can still hear the women scream.

		JOHN

	Who are you?

The figure walks forward, into the light. Stands there a moment. Then
he lifts something hanging around his neck. Tarnished metal, old but
familiar. John's father's dog tags.

		FIGURE

	Don't you recognize me, Dad? It's
	me. I'm your son. Will.

EXT.-CRATER CAVES-DAY

Maureen and Judy, lasers drawn, are pushing through the brush.

		JUDY

	Penny? Penny?

The four lizard monkeys are kneeling in a circle around Penny.

		MAUREEN

	Penny? Baby, are you alright?

Penny rises, steps forward, carrying Blip. The other beasts hang back,
their faces genuflecting, almost reverential.

		PENNY

	It's okay, Mom. They're not going to
	hurt us. it's like  they think I'm
	their princess or something.


		 CUT TO:

EXT.-CRATER CAVES -EVENING-FLITURE

Judy is examining the palm of the largest beast as Maureen scrutinizes
the images graven into the giant stone.

		JUDY

	Best as I can tell this whole clan
	was spawned by this single creature.

	(to the beast)

	We've been a busy girl haven't we?
	But...

		MAUREEN

	Speak, doctor.

		JUDY

	Each creature seems to have unique
	corpuscular patterns on their palms.
	As individual an fingerprints, no
	two alike. Except...

		MAUREEN

	Except the prints on this giant
	creature and our little Blip
	match exactly. Don't they?

		JUDY

	How did you know?

		MAUREEN

	Because, I think Blip and our friend
	here are actually one and the same.

Penny and Judy stare at her in wonder.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM-FUTURE

The Robot, shoving John with one claw, carrying Don in the other,
follows Older Will into the giant room.

		OLDER WILL

	Father, I give you ... eternity.

		WIDER

War torn and pirated. A pit of molten lava bursts through the floor
above which floats a giant ball of silvery liquid held suspended by the
pulsing field of the hyper-drive. Tendrils of fire strain towards the
bubble. As they EXPLODE into the silver liquid, images form within the
sphere, nearly coherent, then gone.

A tracked gantry stretches from the floor, leading out over the bubble.
At the end of the track a crow's-nest of COMPUTERS SHOOTS a single
laser down into the center of the bubble.

		WEST

	(coming to)

	. . .ouch. Who ordered me that last
	drink? What the hell is going on?

		JOHN

	I think we crossed into our own
	future. We've come back to the
	Jupiter Two decades after we left.

		OLDER WILL

	Look father, what my flights of
	fancy have wrought. I used your
	hypergate to build my time machine.

Will moves to a control console at the base of the giant gantry.

		OLDER WILL

	Over the years I have struggled in
	vain to harness the awesome power of
	time. All my experiments at creating
	a stable doorway have been futile.
	Until now. Today you will witness my
	ultimate triumph.

Will hits a button. A generator opens, revealing a glowing cylinder of
core material incrementally descending into the console.

		WEST

	The core material. if we could get
	that back to our Jupiter Two...

		JOHN

	The doorways in time that led us
	here must be a side effect of his
	machine coming on line. Like streams
	running into the ocean....

		OLDER WILL

	Once this core material in fully
	introduced into the control console,
	I will open a doorway stable enough
	for one person to take one trip
	through time and space as well.
	Today, I will change history.

Will turns a switch on the control console. (OVER) More TREMORS. The
laser beam's intensity grown, and in the corridor cut by the beam into
the bubble images begins to stabilize. Images of Earth.

		OLDER WILL

	I will return home, to the very day
	you took us on this cursed mission.
	I'll stop us from taking off. I'll
	do what you never could. I'll save
	the family. I'll save us all.

		JOHN

	Look around. Your machine is ripping		 this
planet apart. What if the force
	wave you ride home has the same
	effect on Earth? What if, in getting
	home, you destroy Earth in the
	process?

A beat. Then Will turns away, goes back to work.

		OLDER WILL

	I'm going home. I'm going to save
	the family.

		JOHN

	Will, I'm your father. You've got to
	listen to me-.

		OLDER WILL

	Let me tell you about my father. My
	father was a walking ghost. Never
	there when I needed him. He dragged
	his family into deep dark space and
	lost them there. My father is not
	coming to the rescue.

CHAPTER 20: Spiders Sting
-------------------------


EXT.-ALIEN PLAnet-EVENING-FUTURE

Will and Smith are closing on the battered ship. Smith puts his hand on
the boy's arm, holding him back.

		WILL

	We've got to go inside.

		SMITH

	Slow down, now. We can't know what
	waits inside that ravaged craft. But
	we can be confidant it is nothing
	good. And I for one am frightened.

		WILL

	But Dad's in there.

		SMITH

	Will, listen to me. I have crossed
	this world with you, found your
	father as promised. But I can't let
	you go in there unarmed.

		WILL

	But I've got a gun.

		SMITH

	If we go forward, the barer of that
	weapon must be ready to kill. Murder
	is a skill, one which I have
	developed and, luckily dear boy, you
	have not. Look inside your heart,
	Will. Are you truly capable of
	taking a life? If not, then I ask
	you now, put your faith in me. Give
	me your trust. Give me that gun.

Will stares him. Pulls free the pistol. Thumbs the lock pad.

		WILL

	Enable gun for all users.

		GUN

	Voiceprint confirmed.

Will hands Smith the gun.

		SMITH

	Finally.

Smith grabs Will by the neck, pressing the barrel to his temple.

		SMITH

	A brief lesson in survival on this
	world or any other. Never trust
	anyone. Remember it into your old
	age, should you have one.

	(shoving him forward)

	Now move!

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM-FUTURE

John stands facing older Will. Don is in the b.g., edging towards the
control panel and the descending core material.

		JOHN

	We can go back across the portals to
	the past, to the functioning Jupiter
	Two, where your mother and sisters
	are still alive. We can use this
	core material to escape together.

		OLDER WILL

	And then what? All of us lost in
	space. Don't you see? I can do what
	you never could. I can save us all.

Don has edged his way to the descending core material.

		SMITH (OVER)

	I'm afraid not.

	Through the doorway comes young
	Will, Smith walking behind him, hand
	on his shoulder, gun to his head.

		SMITH

	Never fear. Smith is here.

		JOHN

	Will, I. . .

		SMITH

	Don't move, Professor Robinson or
	this rather peculiar family reunion
	will be tragically brief.

	(off Don)

	I'll ask you to step away from that
	console, Major.

Don stares at him a beat. Then obliges, walking over to join John.
Smith approaches the Robot.

		SMITH

	Well, well, some of us just don't
	know when to stay dead.

Smith goes into his tunic and removes his modified control bolt.

		SMITH

	I borrowed this from the probe ship
	in hopes of taking over the helm
	once we were in flight. But I seem
	to have found a better use instead.

Smith slaps the bolt on the Robot's CPU. The automaton's arms go up,
then fall limp. Docile.

		SMITH

	Let's try this dance again. You are
	the puppet. I am the puppeteer. Do
	get it right this time.

Smith activates the bolt. The Robot powers up once again.

		SMITH

	Robot, enable electric disrupters.

The Robot's claws begin to glow with electricity. Smith smiles.

		SMITH

	Now that's a good gargantuan.

Smith walks to Older Will, puts the gun to his head.

		SMITH

	Say goodbye to your past. You're
	future lies with me. I'm going home
	in your place.

Smith starts to pull Older Will away when Will comes forward, staring
at the time machine, eyes wide with awe.

		WILL

	You did it. Just like I imagined.
	Re-routed the hypercore. But the
	natural power source, the delivery
	system. I never thought of those.

Older Will's smile is bittersweet as he places his hand on his younger
self. Touches his hair.

		OLDER WILL

	You will. The future is never what
	it looks like when you're ten.

		SMITH

	Heartwarming. Nauseatingly
	sentimental but heartwarming.

Smith shoves the boy back to his father, turns to Older Will.

		SMITH

	We certainly could have aged better,
	I must say Now, show me how your
	little time machine works.

But Will just smiles.

		SMITH

	An odd moment for mirth, don't you
	think? What are you grinning at?

		OLDER WILL

	Look around you, Doctor. At this
	hostile world. Do you really think a
	boy could have survived all alone?

SMITH-CLOSE. Puzzled. Unseen, the boulder behind him seems to be
moving, shifting. A VOICE comes, alien, yet terrifyingly familiar.

		VOICE (OVER)

	Never fear, Smith is here.

The shape behind him unfolds, coming up now, long spindled arms and
legs, ten feet tall, a hybrid monster, half spider, half Smith.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Hello, Doctor, how nice to see me
	again after all these years.

Smith stands petrified as the creature approaches him on spindled legs,
goes down on its second knee joints, coming eye to eye.

		SPIDER SMITH

	The spider's sting had some
	unexpected side effects.

Spider Smith flexes his three jointed arm.

		SPIDER SMITH

	But my unique gifts gave me an
	advantage in this quarrelsome world.

Spider Smith reaches out and caresses Will's cheek. Turns  to John.

		SPIDER SMITH

	After the women were savaged, I
	became the father Will never had.

He grabs Smith's arms and begins to move him about like a marionette,
engaging in a bizarre dance with himself.

		SPIDER SMITH

	(bending him)

	But you, Doctor. Your crude ambition
	fills me with self-loathing.

	(twisting him)

	You see I have looked within me and
	what I see is you.

With that Spider Smith lifts Smith over his head and hurls him like
torpedo through a torn hole in the hull, towards the rocks beyond.

		SPIDER SMITH

	I never liked me, anyway.

Spider Smith turns to face the Robot.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Kill them all.

		OLDER WILL

	No.

		SPIDER SMITH

	But my dear boy, once the doorway in
	time stabilizes, this planet is
	going to come apart at the seams.

Smith throws the back of one hand over his forehead in a parody of a
twenties starlet.

		SPIDER SMITH

	I am willing to perish here on this
	world for the sake of your most
	noble mission. But your selfish
	father will only try to stop you.

His head comes forward, neck elongating so he faces WILL.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Once your mission is complete, none
	of this will have happened anyway.
	So why not just dispose of them?

But Will's gaze is impassive. Spider Smith actually SIGHS.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Very well. Robot, take them inside
	the ship and keep them there. If
	they move, then kill them.

ECT.-CRATER CAVES-FUTURE

Maureen and Judy are examining the heiroglyph stone. The ground shakes.
Birds SCREAM. (OVER) RUMBLING.

		MAUREEN

	We've got to get to the ship. Penny?

She turns. The clearing is empty. No Blips. No Penny. Blip runs cut
before them, grabs Maureen's hand, trying to pull her forward.

		MAUREEN

	Where is she, girl?

In Blip's hand, a mass of colored ribbons from Penny's wrists. Blip
waves them in the air, then races off. A beat. The women follow.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM-FUTURE

The pulse laser is increasing its intensity, the corridor of images in
the bubble stabilizing. The TREMORS are increasing in frequency.

PAN DOWN

Spider Smith stands with Will, watching as the Robot shepherds the crew
towards the body of the ship.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Well, it would seem the time is upon
	us. Off we go, William.

Spider Smith starts climbing the gantry, truly like a spider, up
towards the bridge and crows nest hanging over the bubble.

Will walks to the control console platform, the platform now beginning
to rise on the gantry, towards the bridge above.

JOHN-POV. Something hangs from below the climbing Spider Smith's back.
It's an egg pouch of the kind they saw on the probe ship log.

		JOHN

	(shouting)

	Will, it's a trick. Smith's carrying
	an egg sack. If he's willing to stay
	on this world and die, why is he
	about to spawn? He's going through
	the portal himself.

The Robot FIRES a charge between its claws.

		ROBOT

	Proceed to the ship or be destroyed.

ON THE RISING CONTROL PLATFORM.

OLDER WILL-CLOSE. Frowns.

Suddenly, Smith's head drops INTO FRAME. The creature is hanging
upside-down. He smiles.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Hurry, boy. Time waits for no man.

EXT.-GANTRY SYSTEM-WIDE SHOT

The platform bearing Will reaches the top of the gantry and begins
moving out across the bridge towards the crows-nest.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM CONTROL PLATFORM-FUTURE

Spider Smith drops into place beside Older Will as the control platform
comes to a stop on the crow's-nest.

The core cylinder continues sinking into the console. Smith looks out
over the platform. Beneath them, imagine of infinity flicker.

		SPIDER SMITH

	It's almost time. I really am a
	word-smith.

		OLDER WILL

	Once the core cylinder is fully
	injected, the planet will begin to
	come apart and the time doorway will
	stabilize. Then I jump in.

		SPIDER SMITH

	A leap of faith. How fitting.

TIME BUBBLE-CLOSE. In the circle made by the laser, the images are not
yet stable, but discernable. Earth the day before the launch.

		OLDER WILL

	Tell me again, old monster, how did
	the girls die?

		SPIDER SMITH

	We've been over this before, son.
	The spiders attacked the ship

		OLDER WILL

	In all the years since, the spiders
	have never re-surfaced. Why?

Smith stares at him. Then he smiles. A horrible sight.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Let's forget the past.

Will turns a switch. The laser generated aperture narrows.

		SPIDER SMITH

	What are you doing?

		OLDER WILL

	Focusing the aperture. Remember, the
	energy around the portal will rip a
	man to pieces.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Isn't the doorway too small?

		OLDER WILL

	Not for me.

	(a beat)

	But then I'm not going, am I? The
	spiders didn't kill the girls. It
	was you. I just never let myself see
	it. You kept me alive because you
	needed me. Because I could build
	this for you. You killed my family.
	Destroyed this world. And I helped.
	You became mad as the spiders.
	...And I became you.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Poor, poor boy. Did you really think
	I would let you go home? Let all
	that I have become vanish? Look at
	me. I am no mere man. I am a God.

Spider Smith opens his pouch, revealing a thousand tiny spiders.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Your father was right. Within me
	roil the growing needs of a master
	race. We WILL descend upon helpless
	Earth. An entire planet to rule.

His arm whips out, grabbing Will, bringing him close, opens his mouth,
bearing venomous fangs.

		SPIDER SMITH

	An entire planet on which to feed.

INT.-MODIFIED JUPITER TWO-FUTURE

John and Don talk in the holding area. The Robot stands guard. (OVER)
the TREMORS are increasing in frequency.

		WEST

	I'll run, draw his fire. You may
	have time to get away with Will.

		ROBOT (OVER)

	Halt or Robot will destroy.

The men look up. In the b.g., Will has approached the Robot.

		WILL

	Do you remember what I taught you. A
	long time ago. About friendship?

		ROBOT

	Friendship means acting with your
	heart not your head.

		WILL

	That's why I rebuilt you. Because I
	wanted us to be friends.

		ROBOT

	Logic error. Friendship does not
	compute.

		WILL

	Forget logic. Act with your heart.

		ROBOT

	Robot has no heart. Robot is powered
	by a fusion pulse generator

		WILL

	Every living thing has a heart.

The Robot stares at him a beat.

		ROBOT

	Any attempts to override command
	protocols may result in fused
	processors in my neural net.

The floor trembles again. The planet is coming apart at the seams.

		WILL

	Please, Robot, if you don't let us
	go, we're all going to die. I'm
	asking you now, will you help us?
	Will you be my friend?

The Robot stands still a beat. Then he reaches towards Smith's control
bolt attached firmly on his CPU.

		ROBOT

	Robot attempting to deactivate
	control bolt-commands
	overriddenattempting to
	reroute-dangercircuitry
	overloadattempting to escape-kill
	them, kill them...

The Robot's claws lift into attack position, an electrical charge
building with dangerous intensity. He is about to fire.

At the last minute, the Robot jerks his hand upward, BLOWING away a
piece of the ceiling. He rips off the control bolt.

		WILL

	You did it.

		ROBOT

	Robot will save ... I will save Will
	Robinson. I will save my friend.


CHAPTER 21: Time to Die!
------------------------


EXT.-FOREST-DAY-PRESENT

Penny and Maureen chase a frantic Blip through the portal back into the
daylight of the present. Here, too, the world RUMBLES.

		MAUREEN

	(shouting )

	Penny? Penny?

Penny stands in front of the Jupiter Two, beckoning them urgently.

		MAUREEN

	Where did you go?

		PENNY

	I came through the forest. I had a
	promise I had to keep.

Before Maureen can respond the ground RUMBLES, begins crumbling.

		JUDY

	Inside. Fast.

INT.-JUPITER TWO BRIDGE-FUTURE

Don, John, Will and the Robot stand at the open hatch. Outside, the
ground RUMBLES.

		JOHN

	You've got find your way back to the
	ship. The portals may still be
	stable. I'll try to meet you there.

		WEST

	What do you mean?

		JOHN

	I'm going to get that core material.
	It's our only chance to escape.

		WEST

	I'll stay. The family needs their
	father

		JOHN

	The crew needs their pilot. No
	matter what happens, when the planet
	starts to break up you take off.

		WEST

	Without the core we'll never have
	enough power to make orbit.

		JOHN

	You've got to try. Promise me, Don.

A beat. Then Don extends his hand.

		WEST

	Good luck. Commander.

Just then Will and the Robot arrive.

		JOHN

	Will. Son. I want you to know-

		WILL

	(fighting tears)

	You'll tell me when you get back to
	the ship. Now there just isn't time.

John bites back a bittersweet smile. (OVER) another RUMBLING.

		JOHN

	I could use a weapon.

The Robot extends his claw. A panel opens on his arm and he tears out a
hand-made component. A conduit made from Will's golden first prize
medals, joined together to make a jagged star.

		ROBOT

	Professor, I have a plan.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM CONTROL PLATFORM-FuTURE

Spider Smith has Will against the rail.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Time to die, son.

		OLDER WILL

	I'm not your son.

And with that Will SMASHES Spider Smith in the face with two closed
lists. Smith recoils, lifts the boy aver his head.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Goodbye.

Smith hurls Will over the rail towards the time pool below.

The creature walks to the end of the arm, stares at the forming
aperture into the past below him.

PORTAL-CLOSE. Images of the day before the mission launch swirl in the
laser-generated opening, growing ever more stable.

WIDER

Will is hanging over the time bubble, unconscious and unseen, dangling
from the gantry by a flashing chain around his neck.


CHAPTER 22: Time Travel
-----------------------


EXT:-PLANET'S SURFACE-EVENING-FUTURE

Don and the Robot, Will riding his back, navigate the terrain alongside
the ravaged hull of the Jupiter Two.

		WILL

	Look.

On the ground, crumpled in a heap, is Smith. Don checks his pulse.

		WEST

	(disappointed)

	Damn. He's still breathing.

(OVER) the rushing WIND. RUMBLING. A portal opens before them to a far
younger world. Then another portal, to a world far older. A third
portal RIPS across the sky overhead.

		WILL

	The time machine must be near full
	power. The portals are collapsing.

		WEST

	Which one leads us home?

More portals are opening around them, others winking shut.

		WILL

	There.

Through a new rip in time, the intact Jupiter Two can be seen in relief
of the battered future craft. The ground beneath their feet is
beginning to give way.

		WILL

	We can't just leave him here.

		WEST

	Sure we can.

	(off WILL's stare)

	Damn it.

	(slapping the Doctor)

	Smith. Wake up. Smith.

		SMITH

	(coming to)

	Oh, the pain, the pain.

		ROBOT

	Danger. Will Robinson. Danger.

The PORTAL is beginning to shimmer. The ground starts to fall away.

		WEST

	Jump!

Don hurls Smith through, Will, the Robot and West darting across the
threshold just as the portal winks closed.

EXT. -FOREST- PRESENT

The trees are bursting into flames an Will, Don, the Robot and Smith
emerge from the woods. Race forwards towards...

PULL BACK TO REVEAL

INT.-JUPITER TWO-BRIDGE-PRESENT

The women are powering up the ship. The men are visible through the
windscreen. Outside, the ground in beginning to crumble.

		PENNY

	Mom, the forest.

Penny opens the air lock. Maureen holds close her son. Steps back.

		MAUREEN

	Where's John?

		WEST

	The portal closed behind us. It was
	his only way back.

MEE GROUND-CLOSE. A geyser of fire BLOWS into the air.

		WEST

	We've got to try and lift off.

		MAUREEN

	We've already begun the pre-flight
	countdown. You have the Com.

	(off Don's expression)

	I'm going to save as many lives as I
	can, Major. Now strap in.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM CONTROL PLATFoRm-FUTURE

(OVER) TREMORS. More lava is rushing up towards the mercury, the walls
themselves beginning to crack.

SMITH opens a gate at the end of the crow's-nest and a gang plank
unfolds above the doorway in time.

		JOHN (OVER)

	Not so fast.

WIDER

John stands on the platform behind Smith, fighting star in hand,
slashes for his face. Smith moves fast, knocking the star to the gantry
bridge with his arm. John leaps on Smith, using his fists.

		JOHN

	You sabotaged our mission.

	(hook)

	You killed my family

	(jab)

	You stole my son. It's payback time.

Smith's head moves from each impact, but the punches have no effect. It
smiles. Grabs John and hurls him across the platform.

		SPIDER SMITH

	Spare me the fury of the righteous.

The monster leans down over John. Opens its jaw.

		SPIDER SMITH

	I think there's time for a snack
	before my trip.

John's hand is reaching towards the fallen fighting star. At the last
moment John grabs the metal weapon from the catwalk, slashes Smith
across the face, silver-red blood pouring down his cheek.

		SPIDER SMITH

	(sarcastic)

	Oh, the pain. The pain.

		JOHN

	You ain't seen nothing yet.

John feints towards Smith's head and then slashes low, cutting the
viscous membrane of the monster's egg pouch.

SPIDER SMITH-CLOSE. Surprised.

		JOHN

	Remember the probe ship? These
	monsters eat their wounded.


SMITH'S EGG SACK-CLOSE. Scores of the tiny spiders are pouring out of
the sack, rushing up towards Smith's face, tiny jaws chomping.

		SPIDER SMITH

	No. Stop. No!

Spider Smith tumbles backwards, falling against the rail on the side of
the platform. John rises and rushes him, SHOULDER-SLAMMING him, sending
Smith hurling over towards the bubble below.

Spider Smith hits the bubble, missing the doorway formed by the red
laser and is swept up by the tides of time.

		JOHN

	Take all the time you want to die.


Spider Smith SCREAMS as he disappears and reappears in the various
half-formed images within the bubble before vanishing altogether.

John turns. The core cylinder has descended almost entirely into the
main console. only seconds before it's too late to retrieve it.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO-DAY-PRESENT

The landscape is a sudden inferno.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-PRESENT

Don is at the Com. Maureen strapped into the co-pilot's chair.

		MAUREEN

	I kept hoping somehow he'd appear.

Maureen stares a beat out the window.

		MAUREEN

	Let's go, Major.

Don hits the engine switch. The.mighty generators WHINE into life.

		MAUREEN

	(quiet)

	Goodbye, my love.

CHAPTER 23: Escape Velocity
---------------------------


The ship rocks as land masses on all sides begin to give way.

		WEST

	Engaging primary thrusters. Now!

EXT. -JUPITER TWO-DAY-PRESENT

The power drive begins to glow, diodes spinning. The landing struts
retract. The Jupiter Two begins to rise.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM-INSERTION ARM-FUTURE

CONTROL CONSOLE-CLOSE. The core material in sinking fast. John moves
towards it when something on the gantry catches his eye.

GANTRY-CLOSE. Wedged into the grill work is a shiny scrap of metal
reflecting the setting sunlight. John's father's dog tags.

John rushes to the rail. There, still unconscious and hanging by the
dog-tag chain is Older Will.

CHAIN-CLOSE. The metal links are pulling apart. Will is seconds away
from falling into the pool.

JOHN-POV. The cylinder has completely sunken into the machine. It's
Will or the core material. No time for both.

John stands a beat, immobile. Then he drops to his knees, reaching down
as the chain breaks, grabbing Will's wrist at the last second.

The dog tags tumble into the pool below as John hoists Older Will up
onto the safety of the gangplank.

		JOHN

	Come on, son. Wake up.

Will is still. Then, finally, his eyes open.

		OLDER WILL

	Dad?

		JOHN

	I thought I lost you.

		OLDER WILL

	The core.

Will turns in time to see the core cylinder sink into the control
panel, the laser exploding in intensity below them as it drains the
cylinder's radioactive power. The world begins to EXPLODE.

		OLDER WILL

	You could have taken the core and
	left before it was too late. You
	saved me instead.

John stares at him.

		JOHN

	There wasn't any choice. I couldn't
	let you fall.You're my boy.


THE LASER-CLOSE. Reaches full power. The image in the time pool
stabilizes, becoming clear.

TIME POOL-CLOSE. Mission Control the day before the launch.

Father and Son stare into the past, eyes filled with wonder.

		OLDER WILL

	Look. They made it.

PAN UP. Through a torn hole in the hull and a glowing rip in space, the
Jupiter Two is rising into the flame ravaged sky.

INT.JUPITER TWO-PRESENT

The ship is shaking madly.

		WEST

	We're not getting any altitude.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO-DAY-PRESENT

The fire GEYSERS are legion, giant chunks of the planet's surface now
falling away beneath them. A huge spew of flame rages from the fire-
pocked surface, hitting the bull of the tiny craft.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-PRESENT

Judy is at navigation, frantically enhance the stabilizers.

		JUDY

	I'm reading a power build up.
	Markers in the red-

Suddenly the panel EXPLODES, sending Judy flying across the bridge.
Penny races to her sister. Kneels. Judy's eyes are wide, still.

		PENNY

	She's dead.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-PRESENT

The ground is breaking, falling into an endless fiery abyss below.

		WEST

	Not enough power to make orbit.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO-DAY-PRES ENT

Another firestorm. A flame geyser hits the ship. Then another.

INT.-JUPITER TWO-PRESENT

Control panels all around the ship begin to SLOW. The main screen is
hit by a flying chunk of rock. The giant glass begins to crack.

		WEST

	(to Maureen)

	I'm sorry.

The windshield EXPLODES, sucking them both out into space.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO-DAY-PRESENT

The ship is hit by another fire geyser. The Jupiter Two EXPLODES.

PULL BACK TO REVEAL

INT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM-FUTURE

John and Will kneel on the crow's nest as the Jupiter Two dodges the
fire geysers in the sky through the torn hull. The ship is struck once,
again, finally EXPLODING in a ROARING ball of fire.

JOHN-CLOSE. A man who has lost everything he ever loved.

		JOHN

	I couldn't save them.

Will stares at his father and beyond him. There, in the time doorway, a
young Will walks towards the entrance to Mission Control in the morning
sun, innocent with no knowledge of the future.

		OLDER WILL (OVER)

	So many years ago and I can still
	feel it. Our sun. Our Earth. It's
	all I've thought about. Going home.

Will reaches forward and touches the control console. The images in the
laser generated doorway begin to change.

		OLDER WILL

	A long time ago, you told a small
	boy that one day he'd understand how
	precious he was, how much his father
	loved him. Today is that day.

TIME BUBBLE-CLOSE. Instead of Earth we now see this planet's surface,
the Jupiter Two rising as it did just moments ago.

		OLDER WILL

	All I could see was your need to go
	forward at any cost. What you never
	showed me was your love. I lost
	that. Robbed by time. I could never
	see how much you cared. Until now.

TIME BUBBLE-CLOSE. The Jupiter Two tries in vain to dodge the fire
geysers, then EXPLODING all over again. Will enters some commands.

TIME BUBBLE-CLOSE. The image in the portal begins to run backwards, the
Jupiter Two reconstituting from a ball of flame, receding past
diminishing flame geysers, beginning to land again.

		OLDER WILL

	Father, take my hand.

INT.-CUPITER TWO

We are back in the ship just before take off. DON mans the Cam. Maureen
straps herself into the co-pilot's chair.

		MAUREEN

	I kept hoping somehow he'd appear.

Maureen stares a beat out the window.

		MAUREEN

	Let's go, Major.

Don hits the engine switch. The mighty generators WHINE into life.

		MAUREEN

	(quiet)

	Goodbye my love.

		PENNY

	Look.

The roof of the hull is beginning to swirl, becoming translucent, like
water. There, standing above them, John and Older WILL.

2NT.-JUPITER TWO-ENGINE ROOM-CROW'S NEST-FUTURE

The bridge of the Jupiter Two is visible in the laser generated
doorway. Older WILL looks to his father.

		OLDER WILL

	DON'T make me wait another lifetime
	to know how you feel.

And with that he pushes John over the edge, the Professor falling down
through space and into the bubble and the doorway below.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

The ceiling becomes water an John drops into the ship. Maureen cradles
her husband. Then she looks up. Will is still visible through the
watery hull.

		JOHN

	Come with us.

But the passage through time and space is already breaking up as the
world of the engine room EXPLODES in the b.g.

		OLDER WILL

	I can't. There was only enough power
	for one person, one trip, remember?

		MAUREEN

	Will?

		OLDER WILL

	It's good to see you again, Mom.
	It's good to see you alive.

	(fading)

	Sorry about all the monkey business.

Maureen reaches up towards her son, reaching down, the two hands almost
touching before Will is gone, the portal closed forever.

		JOHN

	He sacrificed everything for his
	family.

		MAUREEN

	(fighting tears)

	He had a good example.

Maureen holds him close. A small figure walks up beside them. Will.

		WILL

	Dad?

A beat, then Will reaches up, hands him his dog tags.

		WILL

	I'm glad you came back.

		JOHN

	I just want you to know I love you
	son. I love you very much.

John takes the boy in his arms, father and son finally holding close.
(OVER) more RUMBLING as the ground continues to give way.

		WEST (OVER)

	The planet is breaking up around us.

John moves fast to the Com.

		WEST

	Nice of you to drop in.

John smiles a beat, then he's all business.

		JOHN

	Status?

(OVER) A tremendous CRASH.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The land masses are falling away beneath them, plummeting into

giant caverns of fire.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		SMITH

	We're doomed. We're doomed.

West turns, hauls off and PUNCHES Smith, knocking him out cold.

		WEST

	Boy, that felt good.

		JOHN

	Get us airborne.

Don throws the power switches to full.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The landing struts retract. The power drive begins to spin. The Jupiter
Two rises above the ground just as the firmament collapses upon itself.
Fire geysers ERUPT. History in about to repeat itself.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		WEST

	I'm going to try to reach escape
	velocity. Maybe we can break the
	gravitational pull.

		JOHN

	No. We don't have the core material.
	The gravity wells will drag us down.

		WEST

	We might-

		JOHN

	We won't make it. Trust me. I know.
	We've got to go down.

		WEST

	What?

		JOHN

	Through the planet as she breaks up.

		WEST

	That's insane.

		JOHN

	I don't have time to argue. I'm
	giving you a direct order, Major.

Don and John stare at each other a beat. Then Don smiles.

		WEST

	Yes Sir.

VIEWSCREEN- CLOSE. The world is breaking up beneath them, revealing a
fiery maw. DON GUNS the engines, heading straight for the chasm.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The tiny ship flies into the giant expanding crevice.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

DON is flying into the shattering center of the planet. Masses of
continents, some bearing forests, others oceans, all soar past.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The tiny ship flies deeper toward the molten center of the planet.

INT.-JUPITER TWO

		JOHN

	There.

A window out the windscreen a portion of the planet has torn away
revealing the black of space and the starfield beyond.

		WEST

	I see it.

Don banks the ship toward the opening, flying past exploding fragments
of this shattering world.

EXT.-JUPITER TWO

The ship clears the planet as the world EXPLODES in the b.g.

CHAPTER 24: Alpha Prime
-----------------------


INT.-JUPITER TWO

DON guides the ship out into space. Judy comes up behind him.

		JUDY

	Nice work, flyboy.

		WEST

	So, I earn that kiss yet?

		JUDY

	(a peck on the cheek)

	You earned that.

DON shrugs, begins to turn away. Judy grabs him.

		JUDY

	This one is on credit.

She gives him a long, passionate kiss. She lets him go, stunned.

		JUDY

	Cold fish, huh?

Penny holds Blip in her arms, who has begun to BLIP madly.

		MAUREEN

	Poor thing. She's lost her whole
	family.

	(off Penny)

	Penny, why are you looking at me
	like that. Penny?

Penny presses a button. Blast doors open on a storage hold.

		PENNY

	I promised Judy I'd take care of
	her. I couldn't leave her all alone.

(all stare at her)

	Well I am their princess, after all.

	(turning)

	You can come out mow.

Forms in the cargo hold de-camouflage. The other lizard monkeys,
standing amidst glittering canisters of Dimondium.

		JOHN

	Dimondium. Now if we could only find
	our way back to Earth.

		ROBOT

	If I may, Professor.

The Robot projects a holographic schematic of the galaxy. The Jupiter
Two is highlighted. Earth blinks at the other and.

		ROBOT

	Your son's star charts.

		WILL

	It's a map home.

(OVER) ALARMS. The shattered planet's core is turning bright red, a
sudden ROARING blast wave heading towards the ship.

		WEST

	The planet's gravity field in
	collapsing.

		MAUREEN

	We'll be sucked in.

		JOHN

	There's no way to get clear in time.

		JUDY

	The hyperdrive.

		MAUREEN

	Everybody hang on.

		PENNY

	Here we go again.

		WILL

	Cool.

Don throws the switch.

EXT. -JUPITER TWO

The planet's core EXPLODES as the Jupiter Two vanishes into hyperspace,
a sudden star and then gone.

FINAL FADE TO BLACK
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