LB: Untold Tales of the Animated SILVER SURFER TV Series Ep. 19 Teleplay

by Larry Brody

Over the past several weeks I’ve posted the scripts for Season 2 Episodes 1 through 5 of the FoxKids Network The Silver Surfer animated series I ran 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 6, Down to Earth: Part One.  This one never got beyond “First Draft,” status because the possibility of the series returning was becoming dimmer. It’s dated April 24, 1998 and features the supergroup that started the original “Marvel Age of Comics.”

That’s right. This episode features my favorite heroes of all time, The Fantastic Four. Let me know if I got them right!

PREVIOUS SEASON TWO EPISODES:

THE END OF ETERNITY: PART TWO

SOUL HUNTER: PART ONE

SOUL HUNTER: PART TWO

REBIRTH

THE HUNGER


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

DOWN TO EARTH: PART ONE

(FORMERLY “HOME ALONE: PART ONE”)

(#2147-19)

WRITTEN BY

LARRY BRODY

FIRST DRAFT
APRIL 24, 1998

THE SILVER SURFER

“DOWN TO EARTH: PART ONE”

TEASER

FADE IN:

EXT. DEEP SPACE – CLOSE ON A GOLDEN STAR

BLAZING brightly against the blackness of space. Suddenly,
part of the star moves, and we SEE that it is in fact NOVA,
literally swimming through the heart of this sun. She LAUGHS
gleefully, having a great time, as:

NOVA
Surfer! C’mon in, the water’s
fine!

THE SILVER SURFER

On his board, circling nearby. TENDRIL-LIKE sunspots cling
to him and then vanish as they are absorbed.

SILVER SURFER
I have no need to immerse myself.
I can absorb all the energy I need
from right here.

WIDER

Nova dives into the star, comes back up with flame streaming
from her the way water would on Earth.

NOVA
I’m not talking about nutrition,
Silverado, I’m talking about fun!

The Surfer soars closer to her, and Nova “splashes” him with
FLAME. With a backhanded BOLT OF THE POWER COSMIC, the
Surfer EXPLODES THE FIRE before it comes near him.

SILVER SURFER
How can I think about enjoyment?
This very universe is my creation,
yet is it filled with injustice!
(hard)
Why can I not make it perfect?
Why?!

Frustrated, the Surfer FIRES ANOTHER BOLT. We ANGLE WITH it
as the BOLT passes Nova and goes into the star, which ERUPTS
like a volcano with coronal energy.

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ANOTHER ANGLE

The ENERGY SWEEPS OUT at the Surfer and Nova, and they ride
along with it.

NOVA
Where I come from there’s an old
saying — “You deserve a break
today.”
(beat)
How ’bout you take some time off
your blamestorming and come with
me?

SILVER SURFER
You have decided where you are
going now that you no longer serve
Galactus?

NOVA
Only one place I want to go — a
sweet little mudball called Earth!

The Surfer considers for a short beat and then nods. The two
of them are soar away together, speeding up and
FORESHORTENING INTO WARP as we

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. SOLAR SYSTEM OF EARTH – THE SILVER SURFER AND NOVA

WARPING IN together just beyond Earth’s moon. Nova CLAPS HER
HANDS like an appreciative audience.

NOVA
Check it out, my friend, Pink
Floyd territory…

The Surfer follows Nova’s gaze to:

THEIR POV – THE MOON

Its far side facing us as:

NOVA (O.S.)
The dark side of the moon. And
beyond it —

We TIGHTEN PAST the moon to the surface of the Earth, and the
familiar outline of North America beneath swirling clouds.

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NOVA (O.S.)
(continuing)
Home sweet home!

BACK TO THE SILVER SURFER AND NOVA

As the young woman streaks toward Earth.

SILVER SURFER
Nova, wait! You are not who you
once were — and just as I found
when I returned to Zenn-La, your
world may be also be much changed!

ANOTHER ANGLE

Nova isn’t listening. She continues downward, and we HOLD ON
the Surfer’s look of concern. Quickly, he soars after her,
and we ANGLE FROM THE TWO OF THEM TO:

READ THE ENTIRE SCRIPT HERE

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:

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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

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!

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

READ THE ENTIRE SCRIPT HERE

LB: Untold Tales of the Animated SILVER SURFER TV Series Ep. 16 Script

by Larry Brody

Over the past two weeks I’ve posted the scripts for Season 2 Episode 1 and Episode 2 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 3, Soul Hunter: Part Two.  This one’s a “Rev. Final Draft,” which means 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


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 TWO

(Formerly: SOUL MASTER: PART TWO)

(#2147-16)

WRITTEN BY

LARRY BRODY

REV. FINAL DRAFT
MARCH 24, 1998

THE SILVER SURFER

SOUL HUNTER: PART TWO

TEASER

FADE IN:

EXT. DEEP SPACE – THE WATCHER

Outlined against the blackness of space.

THE WATCHER
I am the Watcher…

As we HEAR the name, the Watcher RIPPLES out of existence,
and in his place we SEE the SILVER SURFER and his board
WARPING INTO space above the planet Zenn-La.

THE WATCHER (V.O.)
Since his creation, often has the
destiny of the Silver Surfer
seemed inextricably linked to my
own…

ANOTHER ANGLE

As the Surfer soars joyfully toward Zenn-La — and is sent
reeling back by a RAINBOW OF ENERGY from an INVISIBLE BARRIER
in space before it.

THE WATCHER (V.O.)
At no time has that conjunction
been more evident than when the
former Norrin Radd finally located
his long-sought homeworld…

The Surfer FIRES A SERIES OF COSMIC BOLTS at the barrier —
and they EXPLODE against it and then CAROM backward at him,
sending the Surfer CRASHING into an asteroid belt.

THE WATCHER (V.O.)
(continuing)
And found that it had been placed
in another dimension of time and
space, inaccessible to him…

EXT. THE UNIVERSAL LIBRARY – DAY

SEEING the various VIRALS oozing along their way.

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THE WATCHER (V.O.)
Only with the aid of the Virals,
devolved remnants of my own once
noble race, could the Silver
Surfer pierce the barrier that
kept him from Zenn-La…

Suddenly, MORG and his SARQ troops come hurtling down,
destroying the landscape with their FIREBALLS AND WHIRLING
LIGHTNING!

THE WATCHER (V.O.)
(continuing)
They, however, were under
attack — by the Sarq, space-
faring barbarians dedicated to the
destruction of all knowledge…!

EXT. SPACE ABOVE THE UNIVERSAL LIBRARY

Where the Surfer is trapped in the Sarq ENERGY NET, its LINES
OF FORCE STRETCHING DOWN to the Library Planet, while THIRAN
leads them in a ceremony of destruction.

THE WATCHER (V.O.)
Entrapped, the Silver Surfer
seemed helpless to prevent the
Sarq from using his own power to
annihilate the Universal Library…

EXT. THE UNIVERSAL LIBRARY – DAY

Where the planet is being BLASTED BY THE LINES OF FORCE. The
Virals — united as one — SEND OUT A FORCE OF THEIR OWN.

THE WATCHER (V.O.)
Until he and the Virals joined
forces…

ANOTHER ANGLE

As the LINES OF FORCE BACKFIRE through the Surfer, BLASTING
the Sarq and forcing them to flee!

THE WATCHER (V.O.)
Their combined energies scattering
the Sarq to the universe’s very
ends…!

READ THE ENTIRE SCRIPT HERE

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)

(#2147-15)

WRITTEN BY

LARRY BRODY

REV. PAGES 03/23/98
REV. PAGES 03/13/98

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.

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