Screen One

ONE:
Below, on the lower deck. We’re watching ERICH – a young Hollern lad, slight and quick, wearing spectacles – racing his way to amidships. He’s passing the CANNON CREWS at their guns, preparing their stations.

1. WEST/off: ERICH!! MAN THE KEEL GUN!

TWO:
Angle past DOCTOR BAKER, in his makeshift surgery, tying an apron about himself. We can see the RED COLLAR marking him as a surgeon. The APRON has old blood-stains on it. A TABLE has been set up for surgery, and the SURGEON’S MATE (as yet unnamed, can be male, female, any ethnicity you like) is helping prep.

2. WEST/off: CANNON READY!

THREE:
Angle, at the BOILERS.

BULL – who absolutely looks like his name implies – is stoking the boilers with two MATES.

ERICH is positively leaping down a narrow and acute flight of steps, passing them, on his way to the KEEL GUN.

3. WEST/off: WHERE’S OUR PRESSURE, MISTER BULL?

4. BULL: YER WELCOME TO COME STOKE ‘EM YERSELF, MISTER THANE!

Screen 2

ONE:
On ERICH, as he drops into what would be, on a bigger, water-bound vessel, the ORLOP.

TORQUE is here, standing beside the KEEL GUN POD. This is as we discussed, Rick, a squat cylinder ringed with a rubber seal at top and bottom. TORQUE is motionless, attached to a couple of HOSES that are running to the boilers on the deck above.

NO COPY.

TWO:
TORQUE in the FG, coming to life, as past him, ERICH yanks the levers on two valves, opening them with a hiss of steam.

1. SFX: hssSSSSS
2. SFX/Torque: whhhHRRRRRR

THREE:
ERICH passing TORQUE as he ducks into the squat pod.

3. ERICH: Lower me, Torque!

FOUR:
TORQUE’S “HANDS” on the CRANK, as he begins to lower the pod.

4. TORQUE: CHK KLIK whhr klk CHAK