Hey Bill! How's "Buddy the Dog" coming along? We need pages!
INT. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - DAY
An ASTRONAUT works at a translucent, heads-up display.
No more Ford.
A colleague bounds weightlessly toward him.
SOUND: A thready POPPING sound.
A third FEMALE ASTRONAUT looks over her shoulder from a screen that displays Earth terrain in infrared.
What's that noise?
Dunno. This is a mess. Get the Italians over here.
I'm fine here. I don't get it.
It's looking systemic...like somebody planned it.
Ready for this?
No Ford. No Nothin'.
SOUND: Alarm CHIME.
INT. U-2 AIRCRAFT - DAY
Jungle, jungle, jungle. With an updraft as defrosters.
The U-2 silently banks to the right with mountainous terrain below.
INT. HOSPITAL OPERATING ROOM - DAY
SOUND: BEEPS at an increased rate.
Stabilizing. I almost don't believe it.
Wanna get spooked? Couldn't kill him. Here's your next president.
INT. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION/ITALIAN POD - LATER
Smoke billows from an electronic rack with pulled components scattered about.
Perché won't esce?
SUBTITLE: "Why won't it go out?"
SOUND: Muffled THUMP.
ITALIAN ASTRONAUT #2
Fuck! What's that?
INT. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION/U.S. POD - LATER
SOUND: A loud Alarm Horn is BUZZING.
Batteries leaking. Widespread EM-related failures. Fire in Pod Three.
I'm okay, and Italy's on fire? This is nuts.
I'm staying put. Get the Russians over there.
INT. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION/TUNNEL - CONTINUOUS
Two RUSSIAN ASTRONAUTS with firefighting gear open a bulkhead door.
RUSSIAN ASTRONAUT #1
RUSSIAN ASTRONAUT #2
This looks bad.
As they bound through the air toward the Italians, a FIREBALL knocks the two Italian astronauts down.
One of the Russians looks over his shoulder and screams.
RUSSIAN ASTRONAUT #2
Fire in the hole!
Another FIREBALL ignites and envelopes them.
INT. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION/U.S. POD - CONTINUOUS
What did he say?
EXT. INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - CONTINUOUS
SOUND: A powerful THUD.
An EXPLOSION rips through the two pods almost simultaneously, the space station breaks into pieces. It begins uncontrolled end over end and spinning sideways rolls as small thrusters squirt wildly. Antennae and shattered solar panel pieces drift by, as do the bodies of some crew members.
INT. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – CONTINUOUS
NOTE: Both Ms. Clinton and Kennedy should take note of the fact there is much on the California map named “Hughes.” And my name is? And my behavior most resembles who? CHARLES EVANS HUGHES. Get it?