The Plague and The Power II
what's the status on 'The Plague'?"
it's going beautifully. Today we're going to be shooting a segment on the
destruction of the Domain. One of the dragons broke-down, so shooting won't
start until later."
have to come by and watch. It sounds like you might have a hit on your
I believe it will be. I do think it will be controversial though. It will
probably be viewed similarly to a movie of the early 1980's AD. The movie was
called The Day After, and attracted much attention to the results of a
I've heard of it. However, there is a difference. Their fear of holocaust was
real. Fortunately we destroyed the cause of the Plague before we built Mars
Base, or this could have really happened."
know. It could have been as bad as, or even worse than, the real Plague. I've
seen old film clips and movies showing what happened. That's where I got some
of the ideas for scenes in the movie. It should be good. Set in modern times,
filmed on location, with real inhabitants. By the way, did you enjoy those
clips I sent you?"
much. However, this movie will have to be restricted to more mature audiences.
Little children should not see young girls squished and mothers eaten alive.
It could cause nightmares."
know. I've had a few bad dreams about some of the scenes myself. Oh well, I
have to get back to the set and check out progress. Call me when you finish
the new model of the palace. The first cut of the scene where my palace gets
destroyed just didn't make it."
I'll see to it. If this turns out anything like it should, this movie will be
a big success."
certainly hope so. I'll see you later Madison, good-bye."
* * * * *
casual observer may wonder how Bronson became involved in movie making. The
idea was proposed during explorations of Mars before the base was built.
Realizing that the Plague had originated on Mars, the planners of the base
decided something should be done to prevent the Plague from returning to
Earth. Therefore, Mars was ridded of the Plague causing substance through the
use of powerful chemicals. One may ask why those chemicals were not used on
the Plague on Earth. It was. It caused the Plague to be only slightly
affected. However, it was found that on Mars, where the atmosphere is
different and the Plague is in germ form, the chemical would work. Therefore,
the Plague was exterminated at its origin.
the planning for the detoxification process was going on, one of the members
of the board started talking about what would happen should the Plague be
brought back to Earth. Another of the planners said that something like that
was just the type of thing a writer or a producer of the era before the Plague
would love to make a project of. Therefore, the "germ" of an idea
sprung from the destruction of the "germs" of the Plague. In the
jest of the one board member, two of the other members, James Spielburg, a
descendant of a pre-Plague movie producer, and Arthur King, descendant of a
pre-Plague writer of horror stories, got an idea. They worked together on this
idea and came up with a script, title, and everything. However, they lacked
one thing -- money.
lack of money caused them quite a predicament. Therefore, they went to their
boss, an avid movie buff, Mr. Bronson C. Randolf. Bronson liked the idea and
thought the project would fare well. He donated a large sum of money, from his
personal estate, and helped raise the rest through benefits and private
donations. The response to his request for donations to the project met with
overwhelming success. In a few short weeks, more than enough money was raised
to begin work on the film. Spielburg and King worked as co-producers on the
project, and Bronson helped in overseeing accounts and getting transportation
to the various shooting locations.
project was now nearing completion and the date for the premier showing had
already been set. The movie, The Plague and the Power, promised to be a
big success. The premier performance had already sold out. There was a long
waiting list on tickets for other showings. This would surely be a hit.
* * * * *
were going well with the shooting. The money promised to hold out, and the
weather was cooperating. The damaged dragon was fixed and things were on
schedule again. The movie would be finished in time for its debut.
checking and double checking all these things, Bronson returned to his palace
for a little relaxation. A few laps in the pool and a sauna later, Bronson was
feeling in top shape again. He decided to go on a pleasure flight before
dinner. Soon he was in the hanger preparing to take off in his Starstrike II.
In no time he was soaring above Ranier, over the old Temple of Excho, across
the gulf and into Furnose. He flew over the Waterfall of Vale where a small
herd of Unicorns was drinking from its pool. He circled around and flew
amongst the islands between Furanose and Ranier. Next he swung around over the
large island that was the Rainforest of Renasence. He finally came once again
to the City of Paradise and his palace there. All these sights were beautiful
and real. In his movie they had all been destroyed. Fortunately, it was only a
movie and not real. Before landing he said a little prayer, thanking God for
these beautiful things and all the other gifts he had received. Most of all,
he was thankful for being given the ability to wipe out the cause of the
Plague and prevent it from ever happening again.
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