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                                      STARGATE SG1

                                      Episode 409

                                    "SCORCHED EARTH"

                                           By

                             Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie




               We begin with a shot of children playing and running. It looks 
               like an Indian village with teepees and stuff. People and SG-1 
               are sitting at a table.
 
               
                                     LADY
                         Hundreds of villages like this one have 
                         paused to celebrate the transportation 
                         of our people to this great new land. 
                         We are especially honored (She grabs 
                         Jack's hand) today by the presence of 
                         those (Jack smiles) Responsible for 
                         finding this planet for us. (Sam smiles) 
                         and saving us from certain doom. How 
                         can we ever repay them?
 
               
                                     MAN
                         By not boring them with long speeches, 
                         Hedrizar. (Everyone laughs) (Jack smiles 
                         his yummy smile)
 
               
                                     HEDRIZAR
                         I meant what I said. You are all heroes 
                         to my people.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         It was our pleasure. (Jack and Sam both 
                         smile)
 
               
                                     HEDRIZAR
                         When my grandchild arrives, it will 
                         be the first enkaran to be born in outr 
                         new homeland. We will name the child 
                         after you, Colonel. (Jack stops pouring 
                         his coffee, and looks @ Hedrizar. Sam's 
                         next to him looking at him and smiling, 
                         Danny, and EVEN Teal'C are smiling)
 
                         
               
                                     PREGNANT WOMAN
                         Eliam, It's getting cold.

               
                                     ELIAM
                         It seems to be getting colder every 
                         day since your last visit.
 
               
               Sam goes into technobable about the cold conditions and the naquata 
               reactor to help with the heating of the village. Hedizar says 
               some thing about coming back next year and the whole planet will 
               be transformed.
 
               
                                     MAN
                         Help! Help me, please!

               
                                     HADRIZAR
                         Who is it?

               
                                     ELIAM
                         It is Caleb. He comes from the west.
 
                         
               
                                     CALEB
                         It's so big! It destroyed our whole 
                         village! You must all flee!
 
               
                                     ELIAM
                         What are you talking about? Caleb! Catch 
                         your breath!
 
               
                                     CALEB
                         It comes this way!

               
                                     JACK
                         What does?

               
                                     CALEB
                         You must see it. (Nice picture of stargate 
                         with mountains behind it.) There.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Whoa!

               
               They see a spaceship with what appears to be fire raining down 
               from it!
 
               
                                     ELIAM
                         What is it?

               
               Shot of fire destroying everything in it's path!

               
               OPENING CREDITS!

               
               Back to the base. Sam says the ship looks 2 miles wide with the 
               gasses stretching 20 miles. There's no markings on the ship. 
               Sam says in 26 hours the ship will reach the village. But It 
               will take out the stargate first. The breathing conditions required 
               by the encarans are specific and not found on earth and many 
               other planets.
 
               
               Sam's in her lab looking thru a microscope. Jack and Danny walk 
               in.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Hey. What da ya got?

               
                                     SAM
                         The analysis of the atmosphere in the 
                         wake of the ship shows a high incidence 
                         of sulpher dioxide.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Chemical warfare?

               
                                     SAM
                         I don't think so, Sir. Take a look at 
                         this.
 
               
               Jack looks in the microscope and sees little fuzzy balls moving 
               around.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Oh, yeah . . . Little . . . fuzzy orange 
                         things.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         They're microbes, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Raises eyebrows) Ah!

               
                                     SAM
                         The Alien ship is depositing them on 
                         the planet's surface. Now, as near I 
                         can tell, they bond with sulpher leached 
                         out of the soil, and when they decay, 
                         they release sulpher dioxide. (Danny 
                         takes off his glasses  and looks 
                         thru the microscope)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So, the big mean alien ship is tryin' 
                         to stink up the planet?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         It's a little bit more than that, Sir. 
                         The microbes are only deposited after 
                         the native organisms have been destroyed. 
                         I think they're meant to replace them. 
                         Now, if my theory is correct, we could 
                         be looking at the first building blocks 
                         of an alien ecosystem.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's a teriform?

               
                                     SAM
                         It's changing the environment to support 
                         an entirely different form of life - 
                         an organic system based on sulpher instead 
                         of carbon.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         But, if the ship is allowed to continue 
                         the process, the whole planet will be 
                         remade?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         All I know for sure is the planet on 
                         the other side of that energy curtain 
                         will not surport life as we know it.
 
                         
               
               Back on the planet, Teal'C says the enkarens do not wish to leave. 
               They know that they would not have time to take every enkaren 
               to earth. Even if they do, the atmosphere on earth would not 
               be able to surport their life for long periods of time. They 
               can not leave their people behind. They say that generations 
               ago, their ansesters were taken away from their home land by 
               the goa'uld in gient ships to their former world. They have searched 
               for a new world, and thanks to SG-1 they have found it. They 
               must stay here and fight for it.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         With what?

               
                                     ELIAM
                         Have you not weapons to aid us?

               
                                     DANNY
                         We're gonna try to communicate with 
                         who ever's on that ship.
 
               
                                     ELIAM
                         Clearly they intend to destroy us.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         We don't know that for sure.

               
                                     HELTIZAR
                         I know that if any of our people shall 
                         die, that we shall all die here, together.
 
                         
               
               Sam's setting up some kind of equipment at the stargate. The 
               men walk up to her.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Transmitter is now operational, Sir. 
                         Let's hope we get a bite.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Think a well-place stinger would do 
                         some damage?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Well, we have no way of knowing what 
                         material the ship's made of , Sir.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         Or if it possesses shield technology.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Ah, just fantasizing.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Any intelligence capiable of enginnering 
                         something like that should be capiable 
                         of reason.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Thing is, will they listen?

               
                                     JACK
                         Or the real question is, will they have 
                         ears?
 
               
               A beam of light comes down and transfers SG-1 up to the ship.
 
               
               
                                     DANNY
                         Somebody heard something.

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         It appears to be a storage facility 
                         of some kind.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         I'm going to assume we're on board that 
                         ship.
 
               
               Jack look up. It looks like elevators on a 20 story hotel.

               
                                     SAM
                         You know it's strange, the aliens went 
                         to so much trouble to change the atmosphere 
                         of the planet, yet in here, it's perfectly 
                         breathable.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         They were expecting us.

               
               Sam's touching the wall.

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter . . .

               
                                     SAM
                         Sir?

               
                                     JACK
                         She we really be opening drawers and 
                         things?
 
               
               Danny pressed into the wall, and a drawer opens, scaring him. 
               Sam points her guns @ it! LOL!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (To Danny) What did I just say?!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Sorry. (He passes his hand over some 
                         writing on another drawer, opening it 
                         as well! )
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Picks up a petri dish) Looks like some 
                         kind of tissue sample.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Of what?

               
                                     SAM
                         I'm not sure.

               
                                     DANNY
                         The ship's terraforming the planet, 
                         right? What if these are the lifeforms 
                         it's creating the new environment for?
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         Recreating an entire civilization.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Millions of samples . . .

               
                                     JACK
                         So, everyone of these things is uh . 
                         . . what . . . ?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Plant, animal, insects.

               
                                     JACK
                         Alien?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Who knows.

               
                                     SAM
                         It's still just a guess.

               
                                     ROBOT
                         A good one! (Sam jumps, and turns, gun 
                         up.) I am Lotan. You need not fear me.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Yeah . . . listen, um . . . what goin' 
                         on around here?
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         I have been assembled in order to facilitate 
                         communication between this . . . ship 
                         as you call it, and yourselves.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Assembled, you say?

               
                                     LOTAN
                         I am a biomechanical representation 
                         of the beings now occupying this planet. 
                         When they were first encountered, several 
                         enkarens were scanned by this ship, 
                         and a randomized, but similar appearance 
                         was selected.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Wait a minute! That was yesterday! The 
                         ship annalized a new life form and created 
                         a replica in one day?!
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         Yes. (Looking @ his hands) Facinating 
                         design.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I suppose that explains why you look 
                         like an enkaren.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Sort of.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         (Taking a step closer. Sam, who is closest 
                         to him raises her gun) You are not.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Uh . . . No, we're from a planet called 
                         earth.(Pointing to each) This is Major 
                         Samantha Carter, I'm Daniel Jackson, 
                         Jack O'Neill, and this is Teal'C.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Actually, we're friends of the people 
                         your ship seems bent on wiping out.
 
                         
               
                                     LOTAN
                         Yes, that is unfortunate. I was created 
                         to deliver a message to them. However, 
                         by the time I was completed, the enkarens 
                         in the immediate vicinity seemed to 
                         have disappeared.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         You see, that's called runnin' away. 
                         What one does to avoid being slaughtered.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         There are still quite a few enkarens 
                         living on the planet.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         Since you are friends of the Enkarens, 
                         would you deliver a message to them?
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         THAT would depend.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         When the transfirmation process was 
                         begin, there were no life forms present.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Well, there are now.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         Yes, unfortunally for your friends, 
                         once the process has begun, it must 
                         be completed.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So, someone went to the trouble of making 
                         you just to tell those people "tough 
                         luck, Get out?"
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         We wish no harm to come to the enkarens. 
                         However, upon examination of their physiology, 
                         we have determined that they would not 
                         be able to exist in the planet's transformed 
                         environment.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         So, stop transforming.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Jack, they're just trying to get their 
                         point across in the best way possible.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         I know what the point is! He's a PR 
                         guy! I think we should be talking to 
                         your boss.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         Assumption of Higher Archal Command 
                         Structure! Interesting. Follow me. (Sam 
                         looks back at Jack, who after about 
                         10 seconds, gives her the go ahead.) 
                         The ship is fully automated. The beings 
                         that built it are called Gad-Meer. (You 
                         see some sort od alien)
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Not exactly ET.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         They placed all of their knowledge in 
                         the ship's memory. Science, Mathmatical, 
                         Medical science, arts, philosophy. 10,000 
                         years, this civilization. This is their 
                         legacy. They were a very asvanced race 
                         compared to the enkarens. However, they 
                         were also peaseful. And fell victim 
                         to a surperior military power. So they 
                         built this ship in the hopes that their 
                         world would be born again from the reach 
                         of their enemies.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         This is fascinating. I'd like a chance 
                         to study some of them.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         I can provide you with translations. 
                         Your language is simple by comparison.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Excuse me. About why we're here . . 
                         .
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         The ship has only enough raw material 
                         to transform one planet. Now that it 
                         has began, it must be finished here. 
                         Or the entire Gad-Meer civilization 
                         will be lost forever. The enkarens must 
                         leave, or they will die.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Alright, now see, there we got a problem.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The enkarens can not leave.

               
                                     SAM
                         Their lives depend on the very rare 
                         and unique conditions unique to this 
                         planet.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         That is unfortunate.

               
                                     JACK
                         That's it?!

               
                                     LOTAN
                         Please explain the situation to the 
                         Enkarens.
 
               
               SG-1 is transported down. Jack tells the enkarens that it did 
               not go well.
 
               
               Back to base. Sam explains to GH that the aliens need the same 
               conditions as the enkarens to do the transformation. The team 
               try to figure out what to do, to no avail Danny thinks that Lotan 
               can be sympathetic to the enkarens. Jack wants to pose a military 
               strike. GH says he can't. To find another way out of it.
 
               
               Back to the planet. Jack tell Hedrizar, she can save her people, 
               She refuses to leave. Eliam asks if they have any way to stop 
               the ship. Jack turns to Sam.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         (His hands are shaking. He looks nervous) 
                         How much Naquadah is in that reactor 
                         we gave em?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir?

               
                                     DANNY
                         What are you doing?

               
                                     JACK
                         THINKING, Daniel. Don't worry about 
                         it too much.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Thinking of a way to blow up the ship?! 
                         I don't think that's what General Hammond 
                         had in mind!
 
               
                                     JACK
                         They're gonna stand there, and die. 
                         It's a no win situation. We're not gonna 
                         sit around, and watch these people get 
                         slaughtered!!!
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         And, you're willing to blow up that 
                         ship to . . .
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Give me another choice!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, I don't have one at the moment.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Apparently, time is a factor here. (He 
                         looks at Sam) How do you make a naquatah 
                         bomb?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Reluctcly) Well, sir, the reactor was 
                         created spacifacally to prevent that 
                         kind of . . .
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Carter . . . .

               
                                     SAM
                         Theoretically, if I created a feedback 
                         loop, the energy would build up instead 
                         of being released. It would be a big 
                         explosion, Sir.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Big enough?

               
                                     SAM
                         I think so.

               
                                     JACK
                         Carter, I'm making a choice to help 
                         these people. But if you don't make 
                         that bomb, I'm out of options.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         (Quietly) I know.

               
                                     JACK
                         So I have to order you to do it.

               
                                     SAM
                         (She looks at him for a few seconds, 
                         then away) Yes, Sir.
 
               
               Next shot to the bomb.

               
                                     JACK
                         How controlled is this gonna be?

               
                                     SAM
                         The focas of the blast will be aimed 
                         upwards. This ridge should protect the 
                         village, but this is as close as I would 
                         put it. I modified this remote to start 
                         the feedback loop. About a minute after 
                         you press the button, it will overload 
                         and blow.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Ship's ETA?

               
                                     SAM
                         About 5-o minutes Sir. We should detinate 
                         before it's directly overhead.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         OK.

               
                                     SAM
                         There's one more thing, Sir. Once you 
                         detinate, there's no turning back.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         All right.

               
               Daniel is going talk to Lotan. He tell Lotan that the enkarens 
               have no where to go. He tries to get Lotan to consiter the enkaren's 
               plight. He tries to talk Lotan into meeting the enkarens.
 
               
               Back to Jack and Sam. They are arriving on the shore. They start 
               walking back to the village.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         Sir, no disrespect intended, but, I'm 
                         having doubt as to whether we're doing 
                         the right thing.
 
               
                                     JACK 
                         What is that, Carter? The right thing? 
                         These people, they depend on us. What 
                         else are we gonna do?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         I don't know!

               
               They stop walking, and turn toward each other.

               
                                     JACK
                         You wanna talk me out of this?!

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir!

               
               They look at each other for a few second, then she holds up the 
               remote. He grabs the remote , touching her hand.( accidently?)
 
               
               
                                     JACK
                         Stay in contact.

               
                                     SAM
                         Yes, Sir.

               
               Daniel and Lotan are walking. Lotan looks at trees , kinda freaking 
               out.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         DanielJackson has gone to speak with 
                         Lotan.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Did you try to stop him?

               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I do not disagree with his intentions.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         You do know we're gonna blow up that 
                         ship?
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         I am aware of that, as is DanielJackson.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Into radio) Daniel . . . Daniel, come 
                         in.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         I read ya Jack.

               
                                     JACK
                         (Normal voice) Tell me, (Screaming) 
                         TELL ME YOU'RE NOT ON THAT SHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         OK, I'm not on the ship.

               
                                     JACK
                         What are you doing, Daniel?

               
                                     DANNY
                         I'm talking to Lotan.

               
                                     JACK
                         He's gonna tell him about the bomb?
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         He said he would not reveal our plan.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         (Standing in the stargate) Sir, we only 
                         have 15 minutes.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, do you KNOW what time it is?!
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I am trying to give you another choice.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         WHAT?!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Hang on, we're on our way back to the 
                         village. Over & Out!
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         You have disobeyed your superior.

               
                                     DANNY
                         No, not exactly.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         You are not fulfilling your function, 
                         Daniel Jackson.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         See, that's not true. I'm just using 
                         the best way to fulfill my true fuction. 
                         Some times command structures don't 
                         allow you to see all options.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         I see.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Let's go to the village.

               
               They are transported to the village.

               
                                     JACK
                         DANIEL?!?!?!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Lotan wanted to meet the enkarens.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         10 minutes, Sir.

               
                                     ELIAM
                         Hello, DR. Jackson.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Hello, Eliam. This is Lotan.

               
                                     ELIAM
                         He looks enkaren, but I have never met 
                         him.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Lotan is a representative of the aliens 
                         who built the ship. He was created in 
                         your image to better communicate the 
                         ships mission and the danger you are 
                         in.
 
               
                                     ELIAM
                         And yet he does not stop it!

               
                                     DANNY
                         Lotan, this is Eliam. This is his wife 
                         Nika and Hedrazar, the leader of the 
                         village.
 
               
               Hedrazar, being blind, looks at him with her fingers.

               
                                     HEDRAZAR
                         Are you now able to see the lives your 
                         ship would extinguish if it continues 
                         on it's current path?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, Lotan is aware of that.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         She is without sight. (He puts his fingers 
                         up to her eyes, and she flintches.)
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         It's something that was happening to 
                         them on the planet when we first met. 
                         They were dying. This is the only planet 
                         we could find where they could survive.
 
                         
               
                                     LOTAN
                         I am aware of their physiological needs.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, of course.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         That one is going to give birth.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, to a new enkaren life.

               
                                     ELIAM
                         There will be no Enkaren life at all 
                         if your ship does not stop.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         All right! I think we're all aware of 
                         the situation.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         I see you brought me here to alisid 
                         sympathy for these people.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, actually, they're your people 
                         in a way, Lotan. You were created in 
                         their image.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         I was not created to prevent their demise, 
                         Daniel Jackson.
 
               
                                     DANIEL
                         But, don't you wish you could?

               
                                     LOTAN
                         The ship calls me back.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Why?

               
                                     LOTAN
                         I must go.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Take me with you.

               
                                     JACK 
                         No, Daniel. NO!

               
               They're gone.

               
                                     SAM
                         5 minutes, Sir.

               
                                     JACK
                         Lotan just took Daniel up into the ship.
 
                         
               
                                     SAM
                         WHAT?! Sir -

               
                                     JACK
                         He ASKED to go.

               
                                     SAM
                         What are we gonna do, Sir? The ship's 
                         almost in position.
 
               
               Back in the ship.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         The ship has detected an unusual device. 
                         It appears to be capeable of emiting 
                         great amounts of energy. Is this device 
                         intended to try and stop the ship, as 
                         the enkaren names Eliam suggested?
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Look, Lotan, I don't agree with what 
                         they're doing, but I also don't want 
                         to see you wipe out those people.
 
                         
               
                                     LOTAN
                         They will not leave. There is no other 
                         option.
 
               
                                     SAM
                         The ship is in position, Sir. If you're 
                         gonna do it, you have to do it now.
 
                         
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         DanielJackson has made his choice, O'Neill.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         (Thinking about It for a good 20 seconds) 
                         *Somberly * Yeah. (He presses the button 
                         , confliction emotions on his face)
 
                         
               
               The bomb activates.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         The device has entered an active state.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Lotan, if you wanted to, can you stop 
                         this ship?
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         As I have said . . .

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes, I , I, I, know what you said - 
                         it's not about what you want. Just please, 
                         answer the question, Can you STOP this 
                         ship?
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         It would be possible, yes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         OK, then think about this. Think about 
                         the people down there. All the life 
                         that you will be destroying.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         I am programmed to serve the life on 
                         this ship.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         You say that they were an advanced civilization, 
                         10,000 years of history.
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         They had laws, justice?

               
                                     LOTAN
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         A respect for life?

               
                                     LOTAN
                         Yes.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Then how can their world be recreated 
                         with an act of mass murder? Wouldn't 
                         that be a betrayel of everything they 
                         stood for? You said you were made to 
                         communicate. You're not here simply 
                         to serve life on this ship, you're here 
                         for the integraty of life on this ship. 
                         There's a big difference. Are you really 
                         fulfilling your true function?
 
               
                                     SAM
                         60 seconds to detination. To the side 
                         of her, you can see the ship stopping 
                         the fire.
 
               
                                     TEAL'C
                         The ship has stopped O'Neill.

               
                                     SAM
                         Daniel must have gotten thru to him.
 
                         
               
                                     JACK
                         Daniel, if you can hear me, you've got 
                         30 seconds. 3-0 over?
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Um . . . about that device.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         It is still active?

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yes. Can you do anything about that? 
                         (Lotan brings the bomb up to the ship)
 
                         
               
                                     LOTAN
                         Do you know how to deactivate it?

               
                                     DANNY
                         No.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         Intreaging design.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Yeah. Lotan, we really don't have time 
                         for this!
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         How much time do we have?

               
                                     SAM
                         5 . . . 4 . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . 
                         . .(The bomb is shot out of the ship 
                         and explodes in the air.)
 
               
                                     HEDRIZAR
                         What? What is going on? (Remember, she's 
                         blind?)
 
               
                                     ELIAM
                         The ship remains.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         A powerful explosive.

               
                                     DANNY
                         We were despirate.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         The conflict remains unresolved. I must 
                         eventually resume the transfirmation.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         I know.

               
                                     LOTAN
                         Many millions of planets were scanned 
                         to match the right conditions for the 
                         transfirmation. Only one met the specifications.
 
                         
               
                                     DANNY
                         Just out of curiosity, were any others 
                         even close?
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         2,634 paremitors had to be met.

               
                                     DANNY
                         But what about for the enkarens?

               
                                     LOTAN
                         I do not understand.

               
                                     DANNY
                         Maybe they don't need exactly the same 
                         environment. Do any match the needs 
                         of the enkarens?
 
               
                                     LOTAN
                         Here. This planet would be appropriate 
                         for the enkarens. I regret that I didn't 
                         conciter this possibility.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Well, you would have gotten there eventually.
 
                         
               
                                     LOTAN
                         This planet was rejected by the ship 
                         because 3 of the paremiters were not 
                         met. The core temperature was too warm, 
                         it was too large, and there were intelligent 
                         life forms already present.
 
               
                                     DANNY
                         Intelligent life forms?

               
                                     LOTAN
                         Based on the description, I'd believe 
                         they were enkaren.
 
               
               Daniel and Lotan tell the enkarens that they found the enkaren 
               home world.
 
               
                                     JACK
                         He's telling us this NOW?!

               
                                     DANNY
                         He didn't know. He's only a day and 
                         a half old, give him a break.
 
               
               They decide to take the space ship to the home world. Lotan will 
               stay with the enkarens.
 
               
               THE END

               

Scorched Earth



Writers :   Joseph Mallozzi  Paul Mullie
Genres :   Sci-Fi  Action  Adventure


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