RISE OF THE KEK SCREENPLAY
John Joseph Burhop
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Rise of The Kek
Copyright 2010 by John Joseph Burhop
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INT. SCOUTSHIP - EARTH ORBIT
A small-framed humanoid sits in the spacecraft's tiny cockpit. He has four equidistant arms and four equidistant legs. An opposable thumb centers each of his nine-fingered hands. He is a CIDEBAN named PIREN.
A screen on the console displays STOCK FOOTAGE of human scientists splitting the first atom. A chronometer below it reads '1932'
A red light begins flashing, BEEPING. Piren activates a voice recorder.
Cideban Scoutship Sol Three reporting.
Auto Return has activated. Earth year
1932. The humans have split their first
atom. First contact may be possible
sooner than we thought.
EXT. EARTH ORBIT
The scoutship rotates away from Earth, then darts off at incredible speed.
The screen's image freezes in frame as the chronometer rapidly advances to '1975'
EXT. OUTER SPACE
PAN DOWN - CONTINUOUS
A speckled yellow moon rises into view. Communication and observation equipment protrude from its upper half.
Sport climbers are visible on its lower edge. Their clothing ranges from spacesuits to coveralls as we descend.
EXT. PLANET CIDEBA - DAY
We arrive at the moon's base, grounded on an ocean covered planet.
A storm cloud flickers in the distance.
ZOOM IN on storm cloud.
Four columns of fire BURST through its underside: Braking thrusters.
They illuminate a large spacecraft descending. Eight massive ribs surround its huge octagonal shell from bottom to top.
The braking thrusters incinerate the landscape below.
The spacecraft touches down. It is a KEK SHIP.
Large spider-like aliens come swarming out of the ship in waves. They are eight feet in length with large, serrated mandibles and razor sharp claws. They are KEK.
ZOOM IN on a single Kek. It dips down with a slow, steady hunch.
It HISSES loudly before tackling and killing a fleeing Cideban.
The Kek flings the Cideban off to the side.
Two other Kek scurry over.
They perform a creepy dance above the body before devouring it violently.
The Kek ship begins MOANING, CREAKING.
Its ribs tear away from the top. They extend upward and outward in eight opposite directions. They arc over and come down hard into the scorched terrain.
The ribs become legs that hoist the central shell into the air.
The ship has transformed into a mobile mechanoid.
It lumbers clumsily toward a well protected facility.
A lame leg drags across the ground, carving a