Benderís pet

 

 

SCENE 1: Jupiter Orbit

 

The ship arrives and establishes an orbit around the planet.

Control room pilot steers the craft as PA system announces the arrival and calls for personnel to get to their work stations

Camera moves through the interior until it comes to Kelly, who is near the air lock, looks around nervously, and then though the airlock window at the Benderís Pet trapped inside.

He laughs and then moves off, bumps into the panel, and moves on, not noticing that he has hit the release button

†-- a shot from outside the ship shows the creature flying out.

 

SCENE 2: inside the ship

 

A figure in a space suit moves through the interior of the ship, calling out his petís name, and then passes a port hole and sees the pet outside in space. He heads to the air lock, and goes outside

†Exterior shot shows him coming out into space

†A close shot shows his space suit getting caught on a jutting piece of equipment and tears

A gush of air sounds and the spaceman flies off end over end

 

 

SCENE 3: inside ship

 

KELLY is lying on his bunk when announcement comes that he should report to the bridge.

He rises and then travels through the space ship and arrives on the bridge

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Did you send for me, Capín

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† You bet I did!

††††††††††† Did you dump Benderís pet into the airlock?

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Aye, Capín

††††††††††† But it was only a practical joke.

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† What kind of joke?

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† The little beast was stinking up the place

††††††††††† I wanted to send Bender a message about cleaning up after it.

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† Well, that little beast got ejected into space

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† I never meant for that to happen, Capín

††††††††††† You gotta believe that.

††††††††††† We all know how attached Bender is to that beast.

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† More attached than you know

††††††††††† Bender went out after it.

††††††††††† He caught his suit on the stabilizer.

††††††††††† Heís dead.

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Dead?

††††††††††† Now that IS a real tragedy, Capín.

††††††††††† Thereís not mistaken that.

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† Thatís only half of it, Mr. Kelly.

††††††††††† The stabilizer is damaged.

††††††††††† Weíre stranded here until you go out and fix it.

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Me, Capín?

††††††††††† Go out there?

††††††††††† Alone?

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† You made the mess; you clean it up

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Normally, I would agree that a man should clean up the messes he makes

††††††††††† But this time itís different

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† How so, Mr. Kelly?

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Because Iím scared for my life, Capín.

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† If youíre worried about tearing your suit like Bender did, itís not a problem.

††††††††††† We halted the shipís rotation so you can make the repair.

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Itís not that, Capín.

 

CAPTAIN:

††††††††††† Then what is it?

 

KELLY:

††††††††††† Itís Benderís pet

††††††††††† Itís still out there

††††††††††† And I know itíll be waiting for me.

 

 

 

 


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