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Old 07-11-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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Saucer Men From Mars script

Does anyone happen to have this script?

it sounds like an intresting read but I havnt been able to find it.

Plus from what we know of Indy IV a lot of elements sound like they have been taken from this script.

(Late 40's, new enemys, old girls, etc.)

So again I was wondering if anyone had this script.

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Old 07-11-2005, 11:29 PM   #2
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Does anyone happen to have this script?

it sounds like an intresting read but I havnt been able to find it.

Plus from what we know of Indy IV a lot of elements sound like they have been taken from this script.

(Late 40's, new enemys, old girls, etc.)

So again I was wondering if anyone had this script.


Huh? Is this a real script??
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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Yes it is. I know the title throws you but it is supposed to be good.

Its an old one though (1998?) but it is real!
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Old 07-11-2005, 11:39 PM   #4
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Yes it is. I know the title throws you but it is supposed to be good.

Its an old one though (1998?) but it is real!


wow, well I look forward to reading it if someone can dig it up
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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I do to. Im hoping I can find it by next Wednesday(20th), before I go on a long trip.

I want something to read on the plane ride (when im not dosing off with my fedora over my head )

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Old 07-12-2005, 11:54 AM   #6
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I don't know if the script is available online, but a synopsis of the story is available here. I for one am glad this one didn't get made. The atomic bomb/refrigerator sequence is...astounding.
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:00 PM   #7
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wow. indy getting married? saucer men? NO.
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:02 PM   #8
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I have read the synopsis, I was hoping to read the real script though.
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:24 PM   #9
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Good god, this is horrible. Surely this must be a joke!
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:27 PM   #10
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That is a terrible synopsis. This site has a much better one.

http://www.theraider.net/features/ar..._drafts_05.php

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Old 07-12-2005, 01:21 PM   #11
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Men from mars and Indy? Noooooooooooooooo waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Sorry ohio!
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:18 PM   #12
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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...
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #13
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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.


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Old 07-13-2005, 11:57 AM   #14
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So I take it I wont be able to find this script by the time I go on my trip?
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:25 PM   #15
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Probably not!
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Old 07-13-2005, 01:21 PM   #16
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Thats to bad, I wanted something Indy to read on the plane.
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:41 PM   #17
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Where are you going on your trip Ohio, ( if I may ask, I wasnet trying to get personnel) I thought you may be going somewhere on an adventure. We all sure need it waiting for indy 4 to come out.
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Old 07-13-2005, 06:59 PM   #18
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We'll im off to Europe, A bit of research, a bit of Vacation. Rome, London, Paris...ETC. Then I head of to Hilton Head Island for relaxation. Thats about 4 weeks of Travel.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:41 PM   #19
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Anyone have any other Indy scripts they recomend? (Read Monkey King)
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Old 07-15-2005, 06:12 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 10-12-2005, 05:48 PM   #21
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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?
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Old 11-09-2005, 01:35 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 11-26-2005, 01:23 PM   #23
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So, is this script worse than "Monkey King", Ebola Zaire or Marmite paste? All synopses indicate that it places itself somewhere between "Batman & Robin" and "Highlander II". Even lower?
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Old 11-29-2005, 04:05 PM   #24
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Find out for yourself, request a hard copy.
I'd post it myself but my scanner is on the fritz.
(You know, like Fritz from FoA, or someone, I suspect, sneaked in and tampered with it.)
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Old 12-01-2005, 07:11 PM   #25
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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.
BOLANDER(V.O.)
Testing the bomb.
Indy turns and realizes he is not alone. Bolander stares off at the horizon. Indy grunts his displeasure.
BOLANDER
I take it you're not a fan of the bomb, Dr. Jones...
INDY
I'm not.
BOLANDER
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.
INDY
It's just a race to you, isn't it, Bolander?
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...
INDY
Except the stakes.
The familiar mushroom has formed and catches the first rays of the sun. Bolander smiles.
BOLANDER
The atom is our friend, Jones. Remember that.
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