LB: Untold Tales of the Animated SILVER SURFER TV Series Ep. 15

by Larry Brody

Last week I posted the script for Season 2 Episode 1 of the now defunct 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.

The response to the post –  let’s face it, the response to the script, actually – was overwhelming, so here we go with Season 2 Episode 2, Soul Hunter: Part One, in which – well, the hell with a synopsis, this “revised” draft (as in it ain’t the first version but it never advanced to a place where it could be called “Final”) certainly speaks for itself:


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

SOUL HUNTER: PART ONE

(Formerly SOUL MASTER: PART ONE)

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WRITTEN BY

LARRY BRODY

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FINAL DRAFT
MARCH 5, 1998

THE SILVER SURFER

“SOUL HUNTER: PART ONE”

TEASER

FADE IN:

EXT. DEEP SPACE – THE PLANET OF ZENN-LA

Hanging like a tiny jewel against the velvet blackness of
space.

SILVER SURFER (V.O.)
Zenn-La! World of my birth…!

We TIGHTEN ON Zenn-La, racing toward it from such a great
distance that it enlarges only slowly, gradually, as:

SILVER SURFER (V.O.)
(continuing)
Planet of harmony, justice, and
peace…

We TIGHTEN MORE, SEEING an asteroid belt and various meteors
moving nearby.

SILVER SURFER (V.O.)
(continuing)
In my youth did I bemoan the lack
of adventure on gentle Zenn-La.
But in my exile, have I pined for
its wise ways…

Zenn-La looms larger, continents visible. It does indeed
look peaceful, serene.

SILVER SURFER (V.O.)
(continuing)
Now, the great forces of Eternity
and Infinity have granted me my
deepest desire. Soon shall I be
re-united with all I hold dear.
(beat)
Soon shall I be reunited with —
Shalla Bal!

REVERSE ANGLE

With those words, the SILVER SURFER WARPS IN before US on his
board. Joyfully, he soars to:

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THE PLANET OF ZENN-LA

FILLING CAMERA in all its glory. The Surfer arcs at it,
nearing the upper atmosphere, and we TIGHTEN TO:

THE SILVER SURFER’S BOARD

ENERGY CRACKLES before it, hitting the board’s tip. We WIDEN
as, the CRACKLING ENERGY spreads outward, hitting the Surfer
as well. The Surfer CRIES OUT WORDLESSLY as both he and the
board SPARK IN A RAINBOW OF COLORS, and go flying backward,
heading for:

THE MOTHER OF ALL ASTEROIDS

An enormous piece of jagged rock, zooming through space
directly at:

THE SILVER SURFER

Upside-down on his board, he turns his head, sees the
asteroid bearing down on him. We WIDEN as, twisting his
body, the Surfer deftly levels himself and glides right past
the dangerous hunk of debris. He looks down at the planet.

SILVER SURFER (V.O.)
(wonderingly)
This energy is like none I have
ever encountered! Can it surround
all of Zenn-La?

WIDER

The Surfer FIRES A BOLT OF THE POWER COSMIC — not at the
planet but at the big asteroid, BLASTING it into fragments.

Read it all HERE