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    WAY Too Long Brave And The Bold Excerpt

    This is first draft stuff, so the end is NOTHING like this, but I think it's fun. It's the intro (that was way too long and had to be cut and altered considerably) to my BatB episode.

    Enjoy!

    BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
    "Birds of Prey!"
    Script #_______

    TEASER

    EXT. GOTHAM CENTRAL PARK – NIGHT

    CRANE SHOT, young man with a Mohawk in typical punk outfit, including piercings and snake tattoo, RUNS panting and terrified through the walking path of the park, past a large concrete statue of Batman surrounded by a fountain. The Punk has a chain attached to his belt, that he uses as a weapon later.
    1
    PUNK
    <scared, fatigued panting>

    He looks behind him as he runs. We see a shadow following him, and the audience thinks he’s being chased by Batman for some petty thievery.

    He SLAMS into the back of a cop, whose front we don’t see yet.
    2
    PUNK
    Oof!

    The Punk looks totally relieved, oddly. The cop doesn’t turn around immediately.
    3
    PUNK
    Oh, man, am I glad to see you! Somethin’s…somethin’s
    followin’ me!

    He places his hand on the cop’s shoulder to turn him around.

    4
    PUNK
    Hey, you hearin’ me, man? I
    said somethin’ WEIRD is –

    REACTION SHOT, the Punk’s face as he sees the cop turn around. The cop’s eyes are mindless, segmented, multi-eyes of a bee. He’s been hypnotized by the Queen Bee’s powers.

    5
    PUNK
    What the…?

    6
    COP
    (spooky monotone)
    I am a drone. I service the
    Queen.

    Two more people appear, one is an older woman with a precious and pampered toy poodle on a leash, and the other is a businessman carrying a briefcase and holding a cell phone to his ear uselessly. All three, woman, man and dog, have the blank, segmented eyes.

    7
    DOG LADY AND BUSINESSMAN
    (in unison, spooky monotone)
    I am a worker. I collect the
    pollen.

    8
    DOG
    <monotone bark>
    Bark bark bark bark. Bark bark
    bark bark.

    The Punk backs up against a tree, as all four proceed to come towards him. He GRABS at a chain from his belt, hoping to use it as a weapon.

    9
    PUNK
    (terrified)
    No. No! Stay back! Stay BACK!

    10
    DOG LADY AND BUSINESSMAN
    (in unison, spooky monotone)
    I am a worker. I collect the
    pollen.

    They approach closer, their creepy hands reaching towards him.



    11
    PUNK
    Nooooooooo!

    CLOSE-UP on the Punk’s terrified face, as they nearly touch him.


    12
    COP, DOG LADY AND BUSINESSMAN
    (in unison, spooky monotone)
    Collect the pollen, collect the
    pollen, collect the pollen.

    We hear the distinctive FWOOSH of Batman’s batarang pistol, as it SHOOTS line out to wrap around the older woman, knocking her gently to the ground.

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    DOG
    <spooky monotone bark>
    Bark.

    Batman LEAPS down from the tree above the Punk to land in front of the businessman. Batman is wearing an oxygen mask, perhaps with the distinctive red stripe of his regular tools and vehicles. The businessman swings his briefcase at Batman, and Batman DUCKS under the blow. From here, we do not see the Punk behind Batman.

    14
    BATMAN
    (to Punk)
    Run. Find a safe place to ride
    out this epidemic.

    PAN ACROSS the park, and we see that Batman and the Punk are now surrounded by a mass of typical Gotham citizens, every age, every shape, color and outfit. They all have the segmented eyes.

    15
    CROWD
    (creepy monotone in unison)
    We are the workers. We collect
    the pollen.

    Suddenly, many of the crowd STEP FORWARD, their yellow, segmented eyes turn deep orange, or red, the color of an alarm.

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    CROWD
    (creepy,louder, in unison)
    We are the warriors. We
    protect the hive.

    The ‘warrior’ citizens RUSH at Batman, who crouches into a fighting stance, knocks the two closest warriors out. Without turning to the Punk, he addresses him.
    17
    BATMAN
    There’s too many. We’ll have
    to try to fight our way—

    Batman is suddenly SMASHED on the back of his head, knocked cold mid-sentence. We see the Punk behind him, his chain wrapped around the fist he just used to cold-cock Batman. His eyes are now blank, orange, and segmented. He’s been infected.
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    PUNK
    (spooky monotone)
    I am a warrior. I protect the
    hive.

    DISSOLVE TO:

    INT. QUEEN BEE’S HIVE--NIGHT

    Batman is being dragged through the hive, the Queen Bee’s new bio-organic base on Earth. He’s being dragged by two sexy female warriors from the Queen’s race, wearing slightly retro yellow and black striped costumes with white go-go boots and stinger pistols in holsters at their side. They drag him down a hallway, and we see several of the citizens from the previous scene, including the old woman and the punk. His hands are bound behind his back by a honeycomb –like blob.
    19
    OLD WOMAN
    Collect the pollen, collect
    the pollen.

    The two females drop Batman at the foot of Queen Bee’s throne. PAN UP as he looks up to take her all in. Sexy and creepy at the same time. She might wear a crown of stingers, and she carries a lance with a wicked, ornate stinger on one end. Two more female bee guards stand behind her throne.
    20
    QUEEN BEE
    (odd, electronic modulated voice)
    By your actions it is clear
    that you are the dominant male
    on this sphere. You will be my
    mate, and will be spared the
    enslaving process for as long
    as you continue to be…entertaining.

    Batman gets to one knee, trying to rouse himself from his concussion.
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    BATMAN
    Sorry, lady, but I prefer an
    old-fashioned kind of gal.

    The Queen Bee stands angrily, staring down at him, enraged.

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    QUEEN BEE
    (odd, electronic modulated voice)
    You dare defy me? I am mere
    moments away from dominating your entire backwater planet, meat creature!

    PAN UP from the exterior of the hive, set in the center of Gotham Central Park, upwards to the atmosphere, where we see three very menacing, vaguely insectoid starships, hovering over the Eastern seaboard. The ships have segmented tail sections with ‘stingers’ on the end, that will fire the beams at Earth’s major cities. The ‘stingers’ themselves are long, thick, metallic glowing rods, perhaps thirty feet in length.

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    QUEEN BEE
    (v.o., odd, electronic modulated voice)
    Even now, my ships prepare to fire
    my enthralling beams at major
    cities around the globe, to
    bring the entire population under
    my merciful care, to be used and
    discarded at my whim!

    24
    BATMAN
    No. We’ll stop you.

    25
    QUEEN BEE
    Who will stop me, mammal?

    Batman smiles.


    26
    BATMAN
    Just me…

    QUICK CUT TO surprised guard standing behind the Bee’s throne.

    27
    BATMAN (CONT, OS)
    …and the Black Orchid.

    The guard rips off her disguise, to reveal the Black Orchid underneath.

    28
    BLACK ORCHID
    Rats. How did you know?

    Batman stands, hands still bound behind him.

    29
    BATMAN
    No time for that. Go after
    those ships!

    30
    BLACK ORCHID
    But…I can’t just leave you!

    31
    BATMAN
    Go!

    Black Orchid FLIES upward, BURSTING through the roof of the hive.
    Batman is forced to FIGHT the several female guards without the use of his hands, which he does through a series of KICKS and SOMERSAULTS. The Queen Bee LEAPS into the fight, narrowly missing his face with the stinger of her lance, which electrifies anything it touches.

    She SMASHES it towards him, he DUCKS, and she HITS THE WALL, zapping the wall and leaving a smoldering, blackened, twisted glob where the stinger made contact.
    CUT TO:

    EXT. STARFIELD ABOVE EARTH, NIGHT

    The upper atmosphere, as the ship’s powerful stingers aim towards the planet below. The stingers start to glow yellow, then orange, then red, the mighty THRUM of their engines powering up to full capacity growing in volume with each color change.

    The first shot BLASTS from one of the stingers.

    And is intercepted by the Black Orchid, who takes the full force of the shot on her chest, painfully.

    Back at the hive, Batman KICKS the lance, sending it spiraling out of the Queen Bee’s hands, far towards the roof of the hive. She GRABS him by the throat and lifts him off the ground, painfully.
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    QUEEN BEE
    (odd, electronic modulated voice)
    I offered you everything, meat
    creature! Now you have nothing!

    33
    BATMAN
    <choking a little>
    That’s not entirely true, Queen
    Bee.

    The lance comes back down from being kicked, spiraling directly into the Queen Bee, ZAPPING her mercilessly as Batman somersaults away.

    34
    BATMAN
    I still have a pretty fair
    sense of aim.

    Queen Bee falls to the floor, blackened, smoldering, and moaning to show that she’s still alive.
    35
    QUEEN BEE
    <pained moan into unconsciousness>


    Back to the stars, as we see Black Orchid TYING A KNOT out of the stingers, fairly close-up. ZOOM OUT to see that she has tied all three of the starships’ stingers into a large bow-tie knot, connecting them together and nullifying their weapons.

    Inside the hive, the Gotham citizens, including the PUNK and the BUSINESSMAN and the COP, start coming to their senses, no longer under the Queen’s hypnotic power.

    Black Orchid GLIDES down through the previously made hole in the hive’s roof to land near Batman, now freed from the honeycomb handcuffs, and he’s putting cuffs on the Queen Bee as the COP leads away the female bee guards, now unarmed.
    36
    BATMAN
    Thanks for the assist, mystery
    girl.

    37
    BLACK ORCHID
    And here I thought you were
    assisting me.

    38
    BATMAN
    You won’t be able to keep your
    secrets from me forever, Orchid.
    Not in my own city.

    He turns around swiftly. She’s gone.
    39
    BATMAN
    Black Orchid?

    PAN up to the whole in the hive’s ceiling.

    PAN back down to Batman, a little peeved, a little amused.

    40
    BATMAN
    Now I know how Commissioner Gordon
    feels.

    We see the poodle, looking up at Batman, puzzled.
    41
    DOG
    Bark!

    END TEASER AND ROLL MAINTITLES

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    Black Orchid, sweet!
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    Re: WAY Too Long Brave And The Bold Excerpt

    Crap, I meant to post this on my board.

    Sorry, everyone! Mods, feel free to delete!

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    I like!

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    Holy shit, you're doing some Brave and the Bold stuff? Wow!

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    Re: WAY Too Long Brave And The Bold Excerpt

    Quote Originally Posted by Gail Simone View Post
    Crap, I meant to post this on my board.

    Sorry, everyone! Mods, feel free to delete!
    Well, I still appreciate you sharing with us, even if only accidentally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEnny! View Post
    Well, I still appreciate you sharing with us, even if only accidentally.
    There should be more crossovers between the boards.

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    Looking forward to the ep!


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    Re: WAY Too Long Brave And The Bold Excerpt

    Quote Originally Posted by leafinsectman View Post
    There should be more crossovers between the boards.
    I concur! You guys are just too damn prolific!
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    Re: WAY Too Long Brave And The Bold Excerpt

    Needs more DOG

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