I MARRIED A TERMINATOR
CONCEPT FOR SITCOM (ORIGINAL MOVIE) AND SUBSEQUENT SERIES
The concept for this series stems from the Terminator movies directed by James Cameron. In this
presentation the characters are moved out of the Sci-Fi Action format and put into a Situational
Comedy format. It is self promoting due to the immense popularity of the Terminator movies.
With what seems like an endless supply of dull and repetitious, splice of life Sitcoms." I Married a
Terminator "is uniquely refreshing. Patterned on two, already proven and successful, comedy
formats of the past. The concept is a cross between "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Get Smart". This
sitcom is not a parody of the earlier Terminator films. The basic story line is kept but, zany twists
are added for comedy enhancement. As in the Cameron films, the Intro-Narration informs the
audience of the dire state of future Earth.
INTRODUCTION SEQUENCE: SUBSCRIPT - SILICON VALLEY 2013
INT. RECYCLING CENTER - DIMLY LIT - INDUSTRIAL
An automatic recycling machine pummels its way through mounds of yogurt containers, empty
gourmet water bottles, exaggerated tofu packaging (and other products generally associated with
a California lifestyle).
NARRATIVE (VOICE OVER)
The machines were evolving. We went about our everyday life so dependent on technology,
computers, fax machines and telephones. Spineless, we became willing hostages even to our
coffee machines and our household appliances; but we had no idea they were evolving.
Machine veers in the direction of a disheveled and delightfully scuzzy workman groping through
the recycling trash bins. He retrieves the tattered remains of what appears to be a girly magazine.
He delivers an elfish smile.
First the Machines came into consciousness. They developed their
own language. Eventually their conversation turned to us. The more they learned about us, our
wars, our hatreds, the way we waste, the more they despised us. We were slated to be
terminated. The initial assault leveled our cities. In time we grew stronger. The machines had
underestimated our resilience. Under the leadership of John Connors, our guerrilla campaign
against them grew more successful each day. They formulated a new plot to destroy us. By
sending back a cyborg through time, they planned to terminate John Connors before his rise to
P.O.V FROM MACHINE Continue
Machine approaches workman who is still engrossed in pictorial. Machine bumps workman. He
loses his balance and falls, headfirst, into one of the recycling bins.
Machine rotates revealing its Pineapple logo (a silhouette of a pineapple with the crown
separated from the body, an obvious take-off on the Apple Computer logo). Emerging from the
bin, a more than agitated workman exclaims:
" Hey! That’s the second time this week, I bet ya
Mr. Connors is going to hear about this."
Several cyborgs were actually sent back through time.
The first cyborg to go back through time sustained major damage. Its memory circuits were
fractured by an anomaly of electromagnetic disturbance during time travel. It knew it had to do
something to John Connors....but what?
EXT. CONVERGENCE OF TIME PORTAL-NIGHT (SPECIAL EFFECTS)
ALLEYWAY: THE SLEAZIER PART A HIGH-TECH TOWN
As much as censors or modesty will allow we see the back view of a nude, athletic yet shapely
TMAC played by ASIAN FEMALE
TMAC a female cyborg is sent back through time to terminate John Connors. However, she is
damaged while traveling through the time portals. She experiences and will continue to
experience minor malfunctions. One of the most prominent being that she can not access her
complete mission command "I must Terminate John CONNORS".
TMAC is a unit of Artificial Intelligence which continues to learn and adapt to human behavior and
experiences. She knows she must do something to John Connors. This becomes one the running
gags in each episode. Ultimately (as the series progresses), what she does to John Connors, is
fall in love with him. And reluctantly, John starts to fall in love with what knows is an Artificial
Being. In some episodes she is momentarily able to retrieve the terminate command but as
quickly as she embarks on carrying out the deadly instruction, she malfunctions and ironically,
ends up doing something that actually benefits Mr. Connors.
Connors is young gen-xer style instructor of robotics at a Northern California University. He is not
the same John Connors cited for termination in the cyborg’s original command.
Adding to the hilarity of the developing romance between man and machine is the earthly
elements of greed, suspense, and, a touch of pure unadulterated non-sense.
COMIC RELIEF CHARACTERS
The Dean of the University has reason to suspect that Connors may be on the verge of a major
breakthrough in the robotics field. The Dean would like nothing more than to remove Connors as
well as the University from profiting from future inventions.
Although diligent in his work and academic endeavors, Conner's free spirited gen-xer attitude,
leaves him ambivalent to the potential commercial success of his projects. The Dean is always
ready to lend an unwelcome motivational boost towards Connors while keeping a very close eye
on his progress. He courts Connors much in the style that Mr. Drysdale courted Jethro Bodene in
the "Beverly Hillbillies" series.
On the purely evil front we have the stereotypical sinister, East European, Dr.Notwertadam. He is
one of Conner's peers at the University. He is accompanied by his voluptuous assistant Omiya
Sahornia. This pair will continually try to either steal or duplicate Conner's experiments. Omiya
endlessly attempts to sexually entice Connors in revealing his notes, ala' Ginger from "Gilligan's
Closing out we have a bumbling duo of "Men in Black" type G-Men. This pair of buffoons uses all
the latest trapping of the espionage elite while trying to secure information and keep tabs on
Hanson: played by an African-American is Conner's best bud. He is the Major Heely to Captain
Nelson in "I Dream of Jeannie". Hanson often finds himself in embarrassing yet hilarious positions
where he must offer explanations for TMAC's off-color and/or inappropriate remarks and actions.
LENA: befriends TMAC from the start of the series and invites her to share her home. Lena, a
single mom, was once a promising engineering student who made some rushed choices in life.
She is streetwise, a female version of Will as in "Good Will Hunting". She has a toddler and, she
works as an exotic dancer to provide income for her and her child as she makes another attempt
to resume her education.
SAMPLE OPENING DIALOUGE
OPENING SEQUENCE.ALLEYWAY, STRIP CLUB
TMAC EMERGES FROM ELECTRIC FX AND APPROACHES LENA
(Mechanical accent with an Asian twang)
Take off your clothes
(unfazed, she lights a cigarette, sarcastically quips)
Look sister, I am not what you think, It’s just my job
I do a little dance, I make a little cash, I go home
at night, caprice?
Take off your clothes ... right now
OK SWEETIE, Maybe you don't understand me, I don't
know what you're on but, I don't want to play! so just get away from me all---right?
(because of momentary malfunction TMAC appears confused)
LENA TAKES OFF HER TRENCH COAT AND HANDS IT TO TMAC
Hey! I am sorry, Here put this on before you
freeze your buns off. You got a place to stay or
is some John....
Their conversation is interrupted by the approach of two street thugs. The requisite scuffle ensues
with TMAC exercising her propensity for whupass. Lena, in appreciation of TMAC assistance,
invites her over to her humble abode, located in a less than desirable neighborhood, in walking
distance from the strip club.
Well make yourself at home. Say! how do you say
that name again?
I am TMAC 4082 (spoken as one word) fourzeroeightto
Yikes, that must be Thai, do you mind if I
just call you TMAC?
I will be known as TMAC
LENA CLEARS A SPACE IN THE APARTMENT TO MAKE ROOM FOR TMAC. THE CYBORG
SCANS THE APARTMENT. LENA PAYS THE BABYSITTER. SHE BRINGS OUT THE
SLEEPING TODDLER FROM AN ADJACENT ROOM.
SHE WAKES THE CHILD AND INTRODUCES HER TO TMAC. TMAC REPLICATES THE
SMILE THE BABY BESTOWS UPON HER. WHILE THE CYBORG IS PERFECTING THIS
SMILE SHE OBSERVES A COLLEGE PAPER IN THE FOREGROUND. SHE HANDS THE
TODDLER BACK TO LENA.
SHE PICKS UP A COLLEGE NEWSPAPER.IT HAS A PICTURE AND COVER STORY ABOUT
PROFESSOR JOHN CONNERS. TMAC STATES:
"Jo hn, John Con nors, I Want to do......
Something to John Connors.
LENA SMILES, SHE RETURNS THE TODDLER TO HER ROOM.
INTERIOR: COLLEGE LAB, OBVIOUSLY AFTER HOURS
With his back towards us, Connors sits in front of three computer screens, multitasking. From the
shadows a glistening robotic hand grasps his shoulders.
“ Holy … beep “
“ Well! How do you like it buddy? “
With his free hand Hanson adjusts and fidgets with the controls mechanism thus allowing the
robotic arm and hand to function.
“ And you call your self a robotics man?”
Do that again, and I will call myself a man in need of new pants”
(looking at the computer screen)
“Ménage a trios , Digital Style, My Man”
(Hanson slaps Connors a Hi 5)
“ So what ya working on? Time Machine, Anti- gravitational device, Perpetual motion
machine (Hanson gyrates)?
“Just the usual, buddy, trying to prefect me sum artificial intelligence, cause I sure nuff
can’t get no real stuff around here! You feel me?
I feel you alright “
(Hanson tackles Connors from the chair the two of them wrestle to the floor. Hanson finds enough
leave way to fidget with the controls to the robotic arm. The arm wraps around Connors. He
surrenders and cries out ‘uncle’. Hanson attempts to release the grip but the control does not
respond. Grip becomes tighter, Connors espouses some concern. Hanson aggressively has to rip
open the control box and detach wires.
“Sorry! Man, damn that’s the third time this week this thing has went haywire.
I ran a ___________________. I thought I had all the bugs out.
” Save it, say Dude, but don’t come back here with Mr. Roboto until you do some serious
“COM’ on an lets get outta here, I buy you a drink and maybe a girl to make it up to you”
They make preparations to leave unaware that they are being monitored.
FADE IN: ANOTHER LAB – MORE HI-TECH THAN THE PREVIOUS
“Mia, switch to perimeter cam “
(Although Mia’s hair is pent up in a bun and she wears oversized glasses she is still super sexy,
she wears a short lab coat and mini lab skirt to match. She does as she is told.)
“Artificial intelligence, huh! Awh nothing new in that, how provincial
(pause) hummm but I do like that robot arm”
“Quick Mia, get dressed or undressed or what ever it is that you do.
Follow those clowns and see what they are up to.
Bar is a mix of faculty, grad students and the local Hi-Tech work force. Connors and
Hanson sit at the bar.
“So tell me buddy – what the hell was that you were working on?”
A present from a genie, remember my mentor, Professor Fujimoto, Well! He passed last
week, sheer brilliance, and an amazing man. He was working from his lab top right up until his
last day. About a month ago he sends me this chip, I mean the read on it is astro, far out stuff
man, like alien algebra, Then he starts sending me these downloads that will help me encrypt the
stuff. Man it’s like I am reeling; I can’t get a set focus on the stuff its coming so fast, so quick.
(HANSON TAKES A MEMORY STICK AND CHIP FROM HIS JACKET POCKET. THEY BOTH
STARE AT THE ITEMS. CONNORS INFORMS HANSON THAT FUJIMOTO WAS ALSO TO
SEND HIM SOMETHING SPECIAL, A THIRD AND FINAL PIECE TO THE PUZZLE BUT
CONNORS FEARS THAT HE MAY HAVE DIED BEFORE HE HAS HAD TIME TO PUT IT INTO
(STILL HOLDING THE ITEMS UP)
Here they are the dynamic duo of artificial intelligence but, what I need is a holy trinity, the
missing piece either left with Dr.Fujimoto or is still out there.
HANSON SUGGESTS THAT THEY GO TO JAPAN AND BLATHERS ON AND ON ABOUT THE
POSSIBLITLY THAT IN A HIGH TECH AGE THAT GESHIAS MAY STILL EXIST AND THAT
THEY MAY BE TECH SMART. WHILE THEY GAZE AND GAB THE CAMERA PANS TO THE
ENTRANCE OF THE BAR. THE MUSCIAN MISSES A CHORD, WE GO TO SLOW MOTION,
DRINKS ARE SPILLED, GUYS BECOME DOE EYED AND EVEN GIRLS LICK THEIR LIPS AS
MIA STRUTS INTO THE BAR. THE ONLY FOUR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT REACT TO HER
PRESENCE ARE CONNORS AND HANSON WHO ARE STILL FOCUSED ON THE CHIP AND
THE MEMORY STICK AND TWO OVER DRESSED MAN IN THE REAR OF THE BAR WHO
ARE FOCUSED ON CONNORS AND HANSON.
Due to the broad reaching arms of the Patriot act. Fujimoto’s transmissions to Connors have
been intercepted although not fully comprehended. They don’t appear to be of any national threat
yet and ever increasing paranoid government is cautious. We can even add that Fujimoto once
did some contract work for the government on guess what? Skynet, the military artificial
intelligence program that is a precursor to the machines reeking destruction in the original series
Low level operatives and bumbling agents B and O are assigned to keep tabs on Connors.
TMAC assesses portion of her command to seek out John Connors. Using university newspaper
she tracks him down. She sits in on his class. When class dismisses she remains intent to carry
out her deadly instructions but malfunctions. Connors realizes she is an android and assumes
she was sent to him by Fujimoto, but how? He assists her to the lab. Unbeknownst to Connors
while momentarily attempting to terminate him, TMAC experiences power surge that short circuits
spy camera. Hence we are introduced to Dr. Notwertadamn and voluptuous assistant Omiya
Sohornia. They were not monitoring camera when TMAC shorts it out. They are unaware that she
is android and owe the short up to malfunction. The chip Hanson has received earlier does
indeed match (yet although not perfectly functioning) circuitry in TMAC design. He is able to do
minor repairs she is still not fully functional and will continue to experience minor lapses in
function. However her Artificial Intelligence learning program is in full functioning. He seeks out
the assistance and confidence of Hanson who is more knowledgeable on robot hardware design.
Now the mission to Japan is a must so they can find out any more information on design and
function. Connor and Hanson set off abroad with TMAC in tow.
While in Japan they attract the attention on the notorious My Ti gang. Who have made plans to
go hi tech by monopolizes on the current boom in Japan’s robot technology. They knew that
Fujimoto was working on something revolutionary that would alter the robotic industry. They are a
little more observant than Dr.Notwertadam and Omiya and through their spying they recognize
that TMAC is an android. They also believe she is a creation of Fujimoto. Their plan is to give
Connors and Hanson just enough leave way to put all the pieces of the puzzle together than they
plan to kidnap the trio and put them to use for their own.
The trio arrives in Japan. From the time of their arrival we find thugs from the MyTi gang
keeping tabs on them. At the airport we see TMAC interface with the scanners thus
allowing her to pass un-detected through the scanners. They check into a hotel
(opportunity for scenes of Japan and TMAC who can speak robotic Japanese to continue
to evolve). The trio pays an expected visit to Dr.Fujimoto’s house; His lovely niece now
takes care of affairs. She is single with a son; Dr.Fujimoto took her in when other
members of the family rejected her for her out of wedlock child. She loved her Uncle
dearly and misses him greatly. In effort to gain her full support, Connors shows her some
of the last transmissions and e-mails that he receive from Dr. Fujimoto. She trust Connors
and is ready to allow him access to all the Doctors files but, she herself has no intricate
knowledge of what the Doctor was working on and she is not technologically inclined.
He promises her that he will finish her Uncle’s work as a memorial to him.
Excited by the promise. She reveals that one of her Uncle’s last project was a secret.
She shows the trio K-9. K-9 is a robotic dog but, unlike the scores of other robotic dogs
on the market K-9 does seem to have some remarkable abilities that make him both more
dog like in actions and appearances and AI to a degree thus far not seen on the open
market. Elani (Fujimoto’s niece) simply views him as cute. So if this is what his niece
thought was the height of his achievements, Fujimoto must have worked on TMAC from
another location, Connors concludes.
Connors and Hanson proceed to go through all of Doctor Fujimoto’s file Cabinet,
Folders, various computers, etc. T-MAC bonds and interfaces with K-9 on levels we do
not understand (it is only the music that alerts us that something more than seen is
transpiring between the two. Exhausted, and with night falling, Connors believes that he
and Hanson have collected all the available information that they will need. Connors
however is a little mystified that with all the breakthrough information on A.I he and
Hanson have collected, at first glance, there does not seem to be anything extraordinary
in his records and notes regarding the type of technology it would take to have produced
the level of robotic maneuvering and human facsimile that could produce an android as
complex as a TMAC.
The next day we find the trio just enjoying Tokyo. (Opportunity to get T-MAC into some
more stylish fashions) At one point while Connors and Hanson are checking out some
super cute Japanese women, TMAC (uncharacteristically interrupts) expresses that one of
her newly acquired outfits has more female beauty enhancing parameters than theirs, and
that their shoes are not within contrast color variances, deemed acceptable to the human
eye. Connors and Hanson incredulously eye each other, and then let it pass.
RoboTown is a popular destination in Japan with tourist, collectors and Technocrats. Still
puzzled by the absence of any groundbreaking notes on robotics, Connors decides that
the trio should pay RoboTown a visit.
RoboTown contains everything from scruffy street vendors plying their trade to boutique
style robot shops, all the way to Hi-End, state of the art, precision Robot labs.
(Opportunity for street bazaar type atmosphere) At one point, the trio stops to view a
boxing match between two robots, sort of a high tech, full scale version or Rock’em,
Sock’em Robots. Connors and Hanson seem to be enjoying the match. When TMAC
quires others (in Japanese) over who started the aggressions, the group is met with weird
stares. Connors and Hanson are oblivious to why. They leave abruptly, this sudden
turnaround causes them to spot Dr.Notwertadamn and Mia Sahornia, sitting several rows
back. Never, missing an opportunity to get a closer look at Sahornia, Hansen jubilantly
approaches the two. Connors and TMAC follow, bringing up the rear.
Talk about your small world, What are you two doing here in Tokyo?
The two were not expecting to be caught; Dr.Notwertadamn is tongue tied and, so is
Mia, not hard to miss, she notices that all around them are a contingent from the World
Championship Sumo Convention.
Dr. Notwertadamn is a big fan of the honored sport of Sumo
(Notwertadamn goes from being tongue tied to being stupefied, he reluctantly agrees; as
members of this contingent are Samoan and understand English they cheerfully turn to
face the group. Once they set their sights on Mia. Front row tickets for that night’s
matches are showered up everyone, including Connor and TMAC who have just arrived.
Notwertadamn looks horrified as the naked belly of one of the contingent enfolds him in
a joyful embrace). TMAC inquires of Connors is this going to be more matches like the
one they had just witnessed. He tells her sort of but this time it will be humans in the ring.
TMAC smiles ever so slightly.
Our next scene is night at the Sumo wrestling matches. Dr. Notwertadamn is not
comfortable with being in such close proximity of large mostly naked men nor, is he at
all happy with being in the company of what he perceives to be intellectually and
academically inferior underlings. He makes this known to Mia, amid the shouts and
chants of the crowd. After the match Mia, taking her cue from Dr.Notwertdamn
complains that the night is still so young and there is no one to escort her about
Town. Hanson goes straight away, hook, line and sinker.
Satisfied, and definitely, not wanting to keep his cover by talking about what considers a
vulgar display of flesh and sport; tries to make a quick exit yet
A naïve Connors invites him to share a taxi. Once in the cab, amid forced conversation
from Notwertadamn, the trio passes by the airport. We switch scenes to inside the airport
where we find bumbling agents B and O on the passenger ramp. Appartently they messed
up the reservations and went to Singapore by mistake. Between their conversations while
they blame each for the mishap. Also since they bungled that trip, the agency will not pay
for the flight to Japan from Singapore or the trip back to the USA. Agent B suggest
that he take advantage of the various Karaoke clubs in Japan
by showcasing what he believes to be his singing talents. Outside they hail a cab.
Switch scenes back to Connors cab.
Amid forced conversation from Dr.Notwertadamn, the trio ascertain that the route seems
to be in the opposite direction of their perspective hotel district. When questioned. The
cab driver mysteriously questions if they want to see the type of robotics that
Dr.Fujimoto uses. Connors seems a little unnerved but Notwertadamn accepts the
invitation on behalf of all of them.
The cabbie takes them to a rather dark and deserted part of town. Connors is really
unnerved. The warehouse looking building is a little more up to code than the outside of
the building would have one believe. The cabbie leaves the trio inside the cab and
approaches a well armed man. The cabbie returns to the cab and tells the trio the CEO
will personally give them a tour. The CEO rather than looking like a business man looks
more like the character from a Japanese gangster film. He escorts them through the
various sectors of the building. Connors notes that in some of the labs and assembly
rooms that the Engineers don’t seem complete willing. In other areas some of the
workforces seem to be working under fear. He is also alarmed by the show of armed men
within the facility. Finally when he reaches an area of production where unskilled yet
meticulous works needs to be performed, Connors is shocked to find poorly dressed and
dirty children doing the work. Up until this point he had strong doubts but, now he is
certain that his former mentor would not knowingly do business with this type of
operation. He speaks up. His concerns are met with; situation ethics type replies, to which
Notwertadamn substantiates. The CEO approves of Notwertadamn’s attitude and
suggests that more open minded thinker such as himself are needed in the operations. He
makes a quick phone call, and then commands one of his thugs to escort
Dr.Notwertadamn to the Big Boss, the owner of the plant. The CEO than begs Connors to
allow him to explain his point a little more clearly.
Once in the sparsely lit, yet immaculate office, Dr.Notwertadamn is seated at the far end
of board room table. At the other end of the table. A large back chair is turn away from
him, only the body cigar and its smoke can be seen. A thickly accented, bass, voice
Dr. Alexei Sparus Notwertadamn, Graduated, 1978, East Berlin, School of
Engineering, with a PhD in Robotics and Automated Technologies. Member of the
The People’s Republic of Science and Advancement. Junior member of the Politczum
Board. Miss the old regime there do you, doctor?
Although not an academic, myself, Dr. Notwertadamn, I read people very
Well, one can say that I read people the way an academic reads books. An
Academic can read a book and if he understands it, he can pass an exam, he
Has mastered, no conquered both the book and the exam. I read people, Dr.
Notwertadamn, I understand them hence….I
You conquer them
No Doctor, in this case, I master the, a conquered human being is of no purpose unless he
is conquers unto death, other than that he becomes a liability, a dependent. Doctor.
Then I suppose you now believe to have mastered me?
Nonsense- you are an equal, I can read what you are made of; it’s a familiar book,
Doctor. I wish to be in mastery with you. You are of the same stuff as I. I am not willing
to share my identity with others Dr. Notwertadamn; many in my own organization don't
know who I am. But you are special...
A large man steps from behind the shadows of the large chair. Notwertadamn starts to
stand but the man beckons him to return to his sitting position. He passes right by the
doctor. He leaves the room.
The chair then swivels around to reveal My Ti. My Ti is female, early twenties, with an
even younger looking face. Five feet and not more than 90 pounds. She smokes a cigar
and still wears the uniform of a high school Japanese girl. She giggles a mischievous
laugh and walks over, hand extended to meet Notwertadamn.
Once in the tourist district TMAC and Connors slowly cruise the main drag looking for
Hanson. As they peer into the various clubs and restaurants, we as audience zoom into
one particular club. A karaoke contest is in progress. Who should be advancing to the
stage than none other agents B and O. Dressed in their usual, sixties style dark suits and
thin ties, they make their way to the stage and turn in their song choice. They turn their
backs to the audience; add a few additional props to their ensemble. We hear that famous,
one note, drawn out guitar lick of ‘Soul Man’, then the music erupts with a bang and so
does our duo. They turn to face the audience, now decked out in dark glasses and pork
pie hats. Suprisingly, their rendition of the song and dance moves to match are quite
We pan back as the song continues, we go past the karaoke audience, past the restaurant
diners, up to the front, secluded, outdoor patio of the club. Here we find Omia and
Hanson having drinks in the more intimate atmosphere of the patio. They sit cozily at a
table that overlooks the boulevard. Omia sits in front of an elaborated decorated lady
drink whereas Hanson sits in front of more potent half empty concoctions, all of which,
courtesy of Omia.
Hanson is noticeably liqueur-up but still coherent enough to hold down a scientific
conversation. We join the conversation already in progress.
(she casually doodles on a napkin, as if doodling when in fact she is taking precise shorthand notes)
I agree, a control box seems much to cumbersome for the arm, no wonder you had so
much trouble with it. ( She pauses) So let’s see, you say you and Connors are working on
software that would eliminate the cumbersome box … and …allow the arm to function
vis-à-vis nerve impulses and line of sight coordinates? Oh! My, I just get so excited just
thinking about it.
(she scoots up a little closer to Hanson and crosses her legs revealing a remarkable set of gams and she
directs Hanson’s attention to such gams)
So tell me, my little chocolate bunny man, lets make pretend you are wearing that robotic
arm right now and you feel so compelled to place your hand on my knee… how would it
work? Why don’t you demonstrate for me.
More than ready to oblige such a request, Hanson begins to slur off computer commands
as he everso gently glides his hand to the much desired resting place. While Hanson
continues to whisper off computer commands, his hand firmly and happily resting in
prime real estate, Omia summons a waiter to bring Hanson another drink. As we follow
the waiter’s path we see in the far background, a huge trophy, filled to the brim with
cash, being awarded to agents B and O.
CUT BACK TO OMIA
OK so that how the hands works but how about the individual digits? What if that
naughty little robotic hand decides to walk just two fingers halfway up my thigh…
What sort of commands….
At the mere thought of what is coming Hanson seem ready to pass out. We will
never know if from the excitement or from the alcohol because just then, TMAC
and Connors drive the motorbike they have commandeered right up to the
(loud and frantic)
It’s go time Bud
You’re telling me
I mean go as in lets go, as in now, as in yesterday, as in outta here
Sensing the urgengy in his mate’s voice Hanson sobers up a little and sadly
(complete story upon request)
MARRIED A TERMINATOR AS GRAPHIC NOVEL
By Phillip Ghee
Panel 1 : (Full Page) Cityscape SILICON VALLEY 2013
Insert : The machines were evolving narrative: We went about our everyday life so dependent on technology,
computers, fax machines and telephones. Spineless, we became willing hostages even to our coffee machines and our household
appliances; but we had no idea they were evolving
Panel 2 -3- 4 show various office and kitchen appliance
First the Machines came into consciousness. They developed their
own language. Eventually their conversation turned to us.
Panel 5 show unknown machine language font
The more they learned about us, our wars, our hatreds, the way we waste, the more they despised us. We were slated to be
Panel 6 Panoramic show destruction.
The initial assault leveled our cities. In time we grew stronger. The machines had underestimated our resilience. Under the
leadership of John Connors, our guerrilla campaign against them grew more successful each day. They formulated a new plot to
destroy us. By sending back a cyborg through time, they planned to terminate John Connors, the leader of the resistance, before his
rise to military prominence.
Mini panels 7-10 show resistance
The machines formulated a new plot to destroy us. By sending back a cyborg through time, they planned to terminate John Connors
before his rise to military prominence.
Mini panels 11 -15 - Vertical Full scale panel - TMAC inner frame
Panel 16 Panoramic- TOP
Show: automatic recycling machine with Pineapple logo (a silhouette of a pineapple with the
crown separated from the body, an obvious take-off on the Apple Computer logo)
Machine pummels its way through mounds of yogurt containers, empty gourmet water bottles,
exaggerated tofu packaging (and other products generally associated with a California lifestyle).
Mini Panels 17 – 19 show delightfully skuzzy workman groping through the recycling trash bin –
finding girlie magazine - about to be bumped by automatic recycling machine. After bump insert
the first balloon caption “Hey! That’s the second time this week, I bet ya Mr. Connors is going to
hear about this."
SHOW CONVERGENCE OF TIME PORTAL- ALLEYWAY: SHOW TMAC FULL PANEL - A
VIEW OF HER BACKSIDE AS SHE MATERIALIZES IN ALLEYWAY .
MINI PANELS – 20 -25 SHOW – TMAC as she encounters LENA - Fight with Thugs - Home
PANEL 26 – PANORAMIC – UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
PANEL 27-30 -CONNORS – IN LAB ANALAYSIS PACKAGE: COMPUTER
PANEL 31-35 - SHOW CONNORS BEING SPOOKED BY HANSON AND ROBOTIC ARM
Insert story line: Former mentor, now deceased Professor Fujimoto, sends Connors cryptic
messages and chips with promise of sending something else.
“A present from a genie, remember my mentor, Professor Fujimoto, Well! He passed last week, sheer
brilliance, and an amazing man. He was working from his lab top right up until his last day. About a
month ago he sends me this chip, I mean the read on it is astro, far out stuff man, like alien algebra, Then
he starts sending me these downloads that will help me encrypt the stuff. Man it’s like I am reeling; I
can’t get a set focus on the stuff its coming so fast, so quick.”
Hanson has memory stick and chip sent to him by Professor Fujimoto. Fujimoto was to also send him a
third and final package. He dies before package is sent. Hanson suggests that they go to Japan looking for
the missing package. TMAC assesses portion of her command to seek out John Connors. Using university
newspaper she tracks him down. She sits in on his class. When class dismisses she remains intent to carry
out her deadly instructions but malfunctions. Connors realizes she is an android and assumes she was sent
to him by Fujimoto, but how? He assists her to the lab. Unbeknownst to Connors while momentarily
attempting to terminate him, TMAC experiences power surge that short circuits spy camera. Hence we are
introduced to Dr. Notwertadamn and voluptuous assistant Omiya Sohornia. They were not monitoring
camera when TMAC shorts it out. They are unaware that she is android and owe the short up to
malfunction. The chip Hanson has received earlier does indeed match (yet although not perfectly
functioning) circuitry in TMAC design. He is able to do minor repairs she is still not fully functional and
will continue to experience minor lapses in function. However her Artificial Intelligence learning program
is in full functioning. He seeks out the assistance and confidence of Hanson who is more knowledgeable on
robot hardware design. Now the mission to Japan is a must so they can find out any more information on
design and function. Connor and Hanson set off abroad with TMAC in tow.
While in Japan they attract the attention on the notorious My Ti gang. Who have made plans to go hi
tech by monopolizes on the current boom in Japan ’s robot technology. They knew that Fujimoto was
working on something revolutionary that would alter the robotic industry. They are a little more observant
than Dr.Notwertadam and Omiya and through their spying they recognize that TMAC is an android. They
also believe she is a creation of Fujimoto. Their plan is to give Connors and Hanson just enough leave way
to put all the pieces of the puzzle together than they plan to kidnap the trio and put them to use for their
own evil intent. Notwertadam and Omiya also follow our trio to Japan under the pretense that they are there
for a scientific convention.
(to be continued)
end from screenplay
Hanson, looks at the pouting Omia Sohornia then towards Connors beckoning him saddle-up on
the motorbike. The pop hit " you can deal with this or you can deal with that' plays as a grimacing
Hanson bids farewell to Omia. He hops the the rail separating the restaurant from the sidewalk.
And with one last grimace, attaches himself behind Connors on the motorcycle and the trio
SCENE: MY TI's Office
My Ti concludes this portion of her new found relationship with Dr.Notwertadam. She informs him
that she will be sending her agents to the states and there they can further their allegiance. Fade
SCENE: TOKYO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
AGENTS B and O are successful in obtaining return flight tickets and have inspired groupies, a
rag tag karaoke entourage sees them off.
Our trio sits comfortably in the center aisle of a jumbo jet. Connors is still filling Hanson in on the
details, he instructs TMAC to power down. In the past, when TMAC has powered down or
entered sleep mode, she will simply close her eyes yet remain in whatever position she is in at
the time of inactivation. We are again inside the robotic eye:However, this time she quickly
surveys the other passengers, she highlights the couples. She totally surprises Connors by gently
resting her head on his shoulder and thus proceeds to initiate sleep-mode.
We see the words flash in her eye. Connors, quips, just barely audible, that's my girl
FADE OUT intro music Thomas Dolby,Poetry in Motion, run credits.