1.08.2010

CONTEST: WRITE A LINE OF DIALOGUE

If you follow The Mercury Men on Twitter or Facebook, than you've probably heard that we're a few days away from filming an epilogue to close out the first volume of episodes. We've shared the evolution of our prop building and now we're sharing an opportunity for you to contribute.

Below is a section of the script. You'll find the very first line of dialogue is missing. We'd like you to come up with that line of dialogue. Should your line be selected, not only could you win a Mercury Men poster, but your line may be included in the final episode. Post your line in the comments below, on Twitter, or on Facebook. We understand that having not seen any episodes you'd be coming up with something completely out of context so we'll be commenting to let you know who's on the right track. Good luck and remember to leave some type of contact info in case you win!

INT. MERCURY LAUNCH COMPLEX

A DARK FIGURE enters, a silhouette in the large facility. The beam of his flashlight scours the dark room, scanning over dead and dusty equipment. An empty brain jar. A rocket diagram. Plans to the Gravity Engine. Old and bent photographs. Clearly this place has been abandoned for some time.

The figure, dressed in flight gear, carries a shoulder strapped oxygen unit which connects to his mask through a long tube. He turns and lifts his aviator goggles up onto his forehead. It is JACK YAEGER.

A quiet radio echoes throughout the large chamber, broadcasting Russian voices indecipherable to Jack.

Behind Jack, a second LEAGUE MEMBER arrives, also silhouetted.

LEAGUE MEMBER
Your dialogue here!

Jack turns towards him. The league member approaches.

LEAGUE MEMBER
Control signaled your landing. I
arrived just before you. Hell of a trip.

The pair shake hands.

LEAGUE MEMBER
I was assigned to Captain Spears
on the Mariner 10 project when
he discovered Mercury base.

38 comments:

  1. Line of dialogue:

    "Find any vodka?"

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  2. My entry: "What were you expecting?"


    This is exciting; I can't wait to see all the entries.

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  3. LEAGUE MEMBER
    "Jack. We have a problem."

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  4. LEAGUE MEMBER: This must be the secret outpost our people said the ruskies had been working on, but where are the engineers?

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  5. "I know you're on the fast-track to [insert next rank up], but I'd be careful nosing around a place like this."

    User: Michael Reed (actor.michael@gmail.com)
    www.michaelreedactor.com

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  6. Entry: So, Cubicle Man saved the day, huh?

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  7. 'I don't think they were working on a vacuum cleaner here'

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  8. LEAGUE MEMBER
    "I know that look, Jack. That look means trouble."

    or

    LEAGUE MEMBER
    "Get your head in the game, Yeager. That room's been cleared."

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  9. I guess yesterday was longer ago than we thought.

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  10. Russians. Why is it always Russians?

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  11. LEAGUE MEMBER : (tranlating the voice on the radio ) " they are talking about some attack taking today by the MERCury men , something,something inside job - (shots fired ) orders (screams) nothing after this... "

    YAEGER : " That does not sound good ! "

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  12. The Russians have quite the operation here, but do you suppose that they've ever heard of a broom?

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  13. LEAGUE MEMBER
    Is it like you remembered it?

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  14. "Just when i thought I was out, they pull me back in." (also the League Member is played by Al Pacino)

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  15. oh God, jack...this place smells like my grandma. (sniffs) seriously, i think i smell bengay. why are we here?

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  16. (off radio) Perfect timin', Jack -- I'd hate t' miss Amos an' Alexei.

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  17. I actually like the first entry the best though.

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  18. You really need to learn your Russian.

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  19. They have a Frank Sinatra marathon a few dials over.

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  20. You didn't think you'd go at this alone. Didja?

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  21. Damn it no toilet paper again. Don't the Russians believe in wiping their ass.

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  22. Patrick Shawn BennettJanuary 9, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Don't give up hope, Jack. Just because she's not here doesn't mean that she's dead. They just have her in another location. We'll find her. I promise.

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  23. "The Russians held off the Nazis for years and two League agents send them running like roaches. This is one shit decade."

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  24. So far the closest fit is entry #2 Havoc. Here's some help: these two characters are meeting for the first time.

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  25. What's a guy like you doing in a place like this?

    jenni.powell@gmail.com

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  26. "Are you ready to leave yet?"

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  27. "Must be the maid's day off...."

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  28. League Member

    Version One

    "Not your typical off-world Roosky rocket lab, eh? Looks like they left in a hurry."

    Version Two

    "Not your typical off-world Roosky rocket lab, eh? I must say, I thought you'd be taller."

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  29. I hope you brought your feather duster.

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  30. so you are Jack Yaeger ? ( they shake hands ) Jack , I got a bad feeling about this!

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  31. "If I knew you were dropping by I'd a cleaned up the place."

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  32. Nobody here but us chickens. Ivan didn't have a clue they were here.

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  33. --"Kinda reminds me of my old apartment. Smells better, anyway."

    --"This place could really use a woman's touch, eh?"

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  34. Well, well, look who made it to the party.

    or

    Jackie, this place smells like I feel.

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  35. "Yaeger? Jack Yaeger? Thought you were putting it down straight in the hangar there! (wry smile)
    Twitter: @nerdoh

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  36. Reminds you why you joined the League, doesn't it?

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  37. "Ever get the feeling we're just chasing hubcaps?"

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