“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

28 June 2009

Still shivering.

Another teaser from the TV pilot I'm working on, tentatively titled "Shiver".


Charlie and Kate are training. Kate is going through staff fighting combinations, faster and faster, as Charlie observes.

CHARLIE
1096.

KATE
The start of the Crusades.

CHARLIE
1405 to 1433.

KATE
Zheng He, from China. He travels. He makes the first trip around the world.

CHARLIE
1945.

Kate stops.
 KATE
Is that true?

CHARLIE
What?

KATE
Because I thought it was that Magellan guy. In, like, the 1500s.

CHARLIE
Not every part a your history book is true. 1945.


Kate swings back into action with a sigh.

 KATE
World War II ends. And they executed Mussolini.

 CHARLIE
You bet your ass we did.