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RED PLANET SCREENPLAY
Original Movie Screenplay by Tom Wakefield
Trotsky good-naturedly ribs Johnson with his elbow. Johnson, with eyebrow raised, looks at his counterpart as if to ascertain where that comment came from, then laughs and shakes his head. The astronaut lowers the camera.

ASTRONAUT

Everyone stick around. At this distance it'll take about seven minutes for the transmission to reach Earth.

Trotsky stands up and quietly motions to LEBED, a Russian cosmonaut. They exit the module together.

INT. ENDEAVOR - STORAGE HOLD

Trotsky and Lebed hurriedly but methodically open packages marked "SARDINES". They find two silencer-equipped Russian pistols, check the chambers and magazines, and exit the room.

INT. CORRIDOR

Trotsky sees an American and shoots. Blood oozes from the chest wound and forms small bubbles that float in the weightlessness. Trotsky and Lebed proceed down the corridor into the

CENTRAL MODULE

where six Americans are engaged in conversation. They are startled by the two armed Russians. Trotsky and Lebed systematically shoot the Americans. Their lifeless bodies tumble and spin in the weightlessness. Blood hangs heavy in the air. Trotsky and Lebed proceed up a

CIRCULAR CORRIDOR

that leads to the Endeavor's windowed and circular

CONTROL ROOM

where Johnson and another ASTRONAUT are busy monitoring a control panel. They notice Trotsky as he proceeds into the room through the central opening in the floor. But they don't notice the pistol, which the floor obscures, and continue their duties. Trotsky enters and approaches the
 

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