LB: Untold Tales of the Animated SILVER SURFER TV Series Ep. 18 Teleplay

by Larry Brody

Over the past several weeks I’ve posted the scripts for Season 2 Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4 of the FoxKids Network The Silver Surfer animated series for those who wondered what all of us involved in the show back in 1998 intended to come if we hadn’t been cancelled.

Today it’s the turn of Season 2 Episode 5, The Hunger.  This one’s a “Final Draft,” dated April 14, 1998. Almost twenty years ago? Whoa. To me, it only feels like nineteen.

PREVIOUS SEASON TWO EPISODES:

THE END OF ETERNITY: PART TWO

SOUL HUNTER: PART ONE

SOUL HUNTER: PART TWO

REBIRTH


NOTE: If you’re new to TVWriter™ and/or to the original animated SS series, you have some backstory to catch up on. Fortunately, TVWriter™ just happens to have a section dedicated to The Silver Surfer. To reach it, CLICK HERE!

And now it’s time for:


THE SILVER SURFER

THE SILVER SURFER

THE HUNGER
(#2147-18)

WRITTEN BY
LARRY BRODY

FINAL DRAFT
APRIL 14, 1998

THE SILVER SURFER

“THE HUNGER”

TEASER

FADE IN:

EXT. PLANET OF BIRJ – DAY

PANNING ACROSS a landscape of heavy industry — hi-tech
generators, smokestacks, power cables…dirt, grime, smog.

BIRJIAN MAN 1 (O.S.) BIRJIAN MAN 2 (O.S.)
Where’d he go? Keep looking! He can’t
have gotten far!

The O.S. voices GROW LOUDER as we CONTINUE PANNING TO:

A HUGE HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSFORMER

Surrounded by other, similar structures. A shadowy, human-
like form flies behind it, landing with a MUFFLED THUD, and,
immediately:

BIRJIAN MAN 3 (O.S.)
There he is!

WIDER

Where three uniformed, human-like Birjians fly toward the
transformer, FIRING THE VARIOUS ENERGY WEAPONS they hold —
one like a GUN — one a BOLO — the third one a WHIP. The
ENERGY BEAMS hit the transformer, and it EXPLODES!

ANOTHER ANGLE

As the shadowy form is BLOWN clear of the ruined structure,
and we get our first good view of TERRAX, tall and imposing,
with a fringe of dark hair hanging from low on an otherwise
bald crown.

In his hand Terrax carries not a gun but an ENERGY AXE, its
head made completely of a cascading FIELD OF FORCE. He
raises his AXE at his attackers, and the FIELD OF FORCE stabs
outward at them, like lightning.

BIRJIAN MAN 1
Watch out for his axe — !

As the first man speaks, he and the others throw themselves
out of the way and resume FIRING, Terrax immediately moving
his axe so that its FIELD OF FORCE intercepts the BLASTS,
seeming to suck their ENERGY into it, when:

BRODY THE SILVER SURFER 2147-18 FINAL DRAFT 04/14/98
2.

NOVA (O.S.)
Naughty, naughty…

NOVA

Comes flying down at the combatants. She holds out her
hands, BLASTING at the three attackers with her COSMIC FLAME,
and they dive for cover.

NOVA
Didn’t your mothers ever tell you
three against one isn’t fair?

Nova BLASTS again, the ground around the three Birjians
EXPLODING WITH FIRE. Turning, they flee through the sky.

READ THE ENTIRE SCRIPT HERE