TheRaider could purchase Jeb Stuart's script from this guy for $15. I'd be willing to chip in. http://www.scripthouse.com/alpha-index-I.htm
Can a PDF file be easily transcribed? I'd do it myself for the group if I knew how. 'Monkey King' was a great read, and 'Saucer Men' couldn't be worse than some of the novels...
Hell would freeze over before Lucas would do that...hopefully.
But what if...
What if all the publicity and talk about Darabont and Nathanson has just been a ruse? What if Saucermen is the next Indy IV, and Lucas, knowing that the script has been leaked, has been concocting story after story for the entertainment media, greasing some palms here and there to keep things quiet and maintain the false front? What if Spielberg's Lincoln project is just a cover for the filming of Indy IV, meant to hide the film's production from curious reporters and fans? What if in 2007-2008, we're greeted with the surprise announcement that the final installment is finished, and we're faced with the prospect of spending two hours with an old, married Indy, radiation proof refrigerators, and a host of little green men?
You can almost hear the diabolical laughter echoing through the halls of Lucasfilm, Ltd.
10 years ago Lucas wanted to make a schlocky retro sci-fi drive-in B-movie, so he commissioned the "Saucer Men from Mars" script. It stalled, so he wrote and directed "Attack of the Clones" instead. We should be grateful the standards for Indy scripts are so high, and Lucas has an outlet for his side projects.
Okay, I'm about to write a $21 check to the guys at Scripthouse (linked above) for a hard copy of the Saucer Men script. I've read about 4 synopses but I'm still curious. As far as I know, being a Hollywood outsider, they're the only source. (Curiously enough, from the phone call, it sounds like I'm dealing with Russians.)
So, assuming the real thing comes in the mail in 2 weeks, what can I (or The Raider) do to get a non-PDF soft copy made? Are they interested?
I received my hard copy of the "Saucer Men" script! Those who panned it in their summaries (ursinod, chitwood, walker, and bellosh) were surely editorializing against a potientially bad move for the franchise. In fact, it's great on paper, and has that professional cinematic quality that many of the books and novels lacked. Besides, it's an authentic George Lucas story! Some YIJC episodes can't even claim that.
I'm willing to help spread the word. If you can turn "Saucer Men" into PDF or HTML and post it, I'll mail you a photocopy of this fine script.
It is done.
I scanned and polished "Indiana Jones and the Saucer Men from Mars" by Jeb Stuart and emailed it to TheRaider's staff. I'll be surprised if anyone who wants to read it will still be searching by Christmas. Here's some key dialogue:
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Indy stares off at the horizon, suddenly there is an immense glow.
Testing the bomb.
Indy turns and realizes he is not alone. Bolander stares off at the horizon. Indy grunts his displeasure.
I take it you're not a fan of the bomb, Dr. Jones...
Don't worry, it's over fifty miles away. If what you said in there is true, that may be a thing of the past.
It's just a race to you, isn't it, Bolander?
It's always been a race, Jones. If anyone should understand that, you should. As long as there's been civilization itís been a race for power. Nothing's changed...
Except the stakes.
The familiar mushroom has formed and catches the first rays of the sun. Bolander smiles.
The atom is our friend, Jones. Remember that.