0 oz. (stageplay pitch, serial episode) 4/10-4/18 /14
Violet comes to understand that there is a developing military campaign in the classified part of her Utopian government controlled by a clone army. Walking in to work and organizing papers and then finally sitting down on her cubicle's computer, she is giving a monologue to the audience about the virus that totally eradicated the human race by infecting the nervous system. If someone who had been exposed to the virus, which had been %100 of humanity at one point, felt any significant kind of emotion, they immediately became enraged to the point of a heart attack. To suppress any accidental killing of each other, the clone army had been established by a computer generated task force assigned by the United Pandora government to destroy any human capable of having extreme emotions. People learned to survive by not feeling so much as following instinct and intuition and orders by the government. The clone army could detect the emotion easier than normal humans because of genetic deficiencies in their mental chemistry. They needed these receptors, however, to create long term memories, for which they had been successful at keeping a steady balanced population of normal human beings to make up for in the government. As Violet sits down on her computer she begins by receiving a voice-call through an implanted telecommunication chip. The sounds of two men picking up the phone is heard as she begins typing with a transparency of not speaking while the other two voices relay to each other the necessity to bring more water-control to a dam in part of the city. The two men comment on the different shipping methods of supplies to build new control fields for the electrical refinement process when one mentions the nearby location of another dam that might be used to store certain amounts of the shipment. The other man tells him that it would be impossible to use because of the other shipments being made there for use in the "Secret Project." The first man replies that he already was aware of the conflict in spaces, but that the outside of the dam could be used as a type of temporary shelter for the supplies if they built an exterior building which could be torn down easily to avoid conflict with building permits. The second man once again replies that time-limitations may be too short for this idea. They agree to talk later, and get off the phone. Violet raises her hand and a superior worker comes to relieve her as she gets out of the cubicle and starts to walk over to a water cooler. When she picks up a cup another coworker, and another superior coworker walk onstage. The superior coworker asks Violet how she is feeling that day, to which she responds that she's been feeling poor about the living conditions at home. The coworker mentions the water supplies and Violet responds that she is suffering from dehydration during the night. The superior worker asks Violet if she'd like to come over to his home to share his water after work, and invites her to stay and watch a movie with him. The coworker mentions a few titles of future cinema and Violet says that her mind is elsewhere, actually, that day and mentions the conversation she had just been transcribing. The superior asks what she thinks the conversation means, and Violet begins telling them how she thought it was interesting that there seemed to be secret space programs in the local government. The supervisor of the company walks onstage and interrupts the conversation asking Violet to repeat what she had just been saying to the coworkers verbatim, which Violet does. The supervisor then calls security. The superior starts to defend Violet's innocence to the supervisor, as Pink & Blue show up and the coworker starts to walk away. The Pink & Blue tell the coworker that his freedom has been destroyed and kill him. The supervisor and superior begin escorting Violet offstage as Pink & Blue remove the body.
Wyatt and Evan are outside of the two walking tubes that form the sidewalks along a road. They are picking trash off of the street and putting it into bags they are carrying. Evan begins talking about a school project he had been assigned for his graduate program involving how to work on improvements for the water-line system in Utopia. Wyatt refers to the need to concentrate the water supply into the impoverished areas of the community where there was always a high crime rate and emotional unrest. Evan seems to agree but objects to point out the inherent needs of people like their friend Matthew who worked in high end electronic development and manufacturing. Evan also seems to wonder if Matthew will get the promotion in his company to a higher income. Wyatt replies that he hopes that he does get the promotion but wonders about the effect that his technical presence would mean for the development of more system monitoring equipment for the Pink & Blue reproductive pods. At that moment, a pod swings through the stage levitating in the air. Wyatt continues how intrusive it was to have babies that were intellectually inadequate to pass judgment on any actions of the community be the basis of the crime monitoring system. He says that it could just as easily have been human babies rather than clones that do the monitoring. Suddenly patrolling clones interrupt the scene with several following human schoolchildren who are on a field trip to study the modern transit system. The clones refer to Wyatt and Evan as poverty level citizens, which causes Wyatt to stop working as fast and he almost drops a piece of trash after a couple of moments. The clones point this out as well with the explanation that the nerves of humans are much weaker than Pinks & Blues which is why they needed to be monitored on a constant basis to ensure emotional safety. The two brothers continue, and the group walks off the scene.
Roman and Virginia are in the armory of the Valley, next to the courtyard. Roman starts talking about the society's need to find more energy sources aside from wind and water for electricity. Roman defends the system, though, and points to Lincoln and Suzanne's lives who were lookouts for the Valley. He tells how they are upstanding citizens. Virginia points out how the class of Suzanne's parents had caused historic terrible events when the infection-refinement and treatment facility shut down. Roman heeds her warnings and tells her that the new refinement programs will probably avoid the same casualties from happening again, with new safety measures. The King and Queen of the Valley, Roman and Virginia call the party to the court. Roman gives a speech about independence.
Act 2 Scene 1
Wyatt and Evan are on their way home when they are passing a strange building. They hear voices from inside, and pull out special spying equipment to listen in to the conversation inside. In the building, Pink & Blue have Lincoln and other Valley refugees held hostage. They are demanding to know the hideouts of the rest of the Valley people. Wyatt and Evan are briefly interrupted by a radio transmission from Matthew. Their sister Violet has uncovered some clues to where the Valley hideouts are in a place called Atlantis. He also mentions that the hive of the infection is located somewhere between Utopia and Atlantis. Back inside the building Pink & Blue begin executing hostages until Lincoln reveals the coordinates of the hideout.
Act 3 Scene 1
... To be continued.