LB: Untold Tales of the Animated SILVER SURFER TV Series Ep. 17 Teleplay

by Larry Brody

Over the past three weeks I’ve posted the scripts for Season 2 Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3 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 4, Rebirth.  This one’s a “Final Draft,” which incorporates a set of changed pages so that everyone involved in the prep for Season 2 was satisfied that it was ready to shoot.

PREVIOUS SEASON TWO EPISODES:

THE END OF ETERNITY: PART TWO

SOUL HUNTER: PART ONE

SOUL HUNTER: PART TWO


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

REBIRTH

(FORMERLY: BATTLE CRY)

(#2147-17)

WRITTEN BY

LARRY BRODY

REV. PAGES *
APRIL 8, 1998

FINAL DRAFT
MARCH 30, 1998

THE SILVER SURFER

“REBIRTH”

TEASER

FADE IN:

EXT. A NEW STAR SYSTEM – CLOSE ON A COSMIC BOLT

EXPLODING through the BLACKNESS of space. WIDENING, we SEE
the SILVER SURFER on his board, soaring over the planet of
Zenn-La, with the rest of the worlds in the new system
visible in b.g.

SILVER SURFER
Shalla Bal is gone! Gone!

Frustrated and furious, he FIRES again and again. His BOLTS
are random, directed at nothing in particular, until:

NEBULA VIRAL (O.S.)
Get yourself together, Surfer.
You’ve got a job to do for me —

ANOTHER ANGLE

The NEBULA VIRAL floats in space near the PLASMA JUMP we all
remember from #2147-16. The Surfer’s board slides toward it.

SILVER SURFER
Nebula, you are the one
responsible! Viral in form — yet
still pirate in heart!

And, in his rage, the Surfer FIRES TWIN COSMIC BOLTS that
EXPLODE against the Viral’s ENERGY BUBBLE! The Nebula Viral
CRIES OUT WORDLESSLY, and the BUBBLE goes plummeting down,
down toward:

EXT. PLANET OF ZENN-LA – MEADOW OUTSIDE THE ACADEMY – DAY

Where the Nebula Viral CRASHES down to the ground, shaken but
unhurt in the intact ENERGY BUBBLE. In b.g., surprised
students look on as the Surfer soars down after her. The
Viral rears upward.

NEBULA VIRAL (V.O.)
Stop! Surfer, we have a bargain!

SILVER SURFER
A bargain already broken by your
treachery! You caused the crisis
in the Soul Hunter’s Dimension!

BRODY THE SILVER SURFER 2147-17 REV. PAGES 04/08/98
2.

NEBULA VIRAL (V.O.)
(wryly)
How else could I get you to help
a poor pirate?

READ THE ENTIRE SCRIPT HERE