The Hollywood Agenda

Epilogue

Epilogue

 

Revolver

This won’t have a happy ending.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Some have died and some are alive; others sail on the sea

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

with the keys to the cage and the Devil to pay.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s EndPirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

The bell has been raised from its watery grave, a call to all, “Pay heed the call.”

WALL-E

Define ‘sea.’

The Omen (2006)The Omen (2006)

Revelation 13: “And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea.”

The Omen (2006)The Omen (2006)

Now, the sea—bear with me—the sea in this context has been interpreted as representing politics,

The Omen (2006)The Omen (2006)

the “sea” which eternally rages with conflict, with turmoil, with revolution. Politics.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-Can you tell me what’s happening here?
-Well, my sources are no longer fully annotated, and my information is somewhat anecdotal, but I believe what was once one race is now two:

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

one above and one below, two distinct species that have evolved.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-And how do those below survive?
-That is the real question, isn’t it? … They have no knowledge of the past, no ambition for the future.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-How do you know about the Morlocks if you can’t leave this place?
-There was one Eloi who managed to escape. He told me everything.
-Then you can help us find the Morlocks, find Mara.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

And if the truth is so horrible it will haunt your dreams for all time?
-Well, I think I’m used to that.

The Time Machine

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-Some managed to stay above. The rest of us escaped underground. Centuries later, when we tried to re-emerge into the Sun, we couldn’t,

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

so we bred ourselves into castes: some to be our eyes and ears, some to be our muscles and sinews.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-You mean your hunters.
-Yes, bred to be predators, but bred also to be controlled.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

You see, my caste concentrated on expanding our cerebral abilities.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-You control their thoughts.
-Not just theirs.
-The Eloi …

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

-What is this?
-They’re your people.

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

-Dead?
-No, just this side of death,

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

metabolism slowed extraordinarily … Diana’s work.

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

-Why are they being taken,

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

stored like this? Why not just killed?
-The leader needs them living.

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

Some of them will be made into troops for battles with his enemy.
-What enemy?
-The force that defeated him before.

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

-So that makes them our friends.
-I don’t know …
-It’s something to go on.

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

You said “some” of them would be his troops, not all?

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

-No.
-What about the others?
-In addition to the water,

V (1983 miniseries)V (1983 miniseries)

there’s another basic shortage on our planet …
-… food.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-So it’s not enough that you hunt them down like animals.
-That’s their role here.
-To be your food.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-Yes, and for those who are suitable, to be breeding vessels for our other colonies. You see, I’m just one of many.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-Food supply? They’re human beings! … This is a perversion of every natural law!

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

-And what is time travel but your pathetic attempt to control the world around you, your futile effort to have a question answered?

Live Free or Die Hard

Just hit the reset button.

MegamindMegamind

-Oh, if only the world had a reset button.
-I’ve looked into the reset button.

AI: Artificial IntelligenceAI: Artificial Intelligence

But human beings no longer existed. So we began a project

AI: Artificial IntelligenceAI: Artificial Intelligence

that would make it possible to recreate a person, long dead, from the DNA in a fragment of bone or mummified skin.

AI: Artificial IntelligenceAI: Artificial Intelligence

We also wondered, “Would it be possible to retrieve a memory trace in resonance with a recreated body?”

AI: Artificial IntelligenceAI: Artificial Intelligence

And you know what we found? We found the very fabric of space-time itself

AI: Artificial IntelligenceAI: Artificial Intelligence

stored information about every event which had ever occurred in the past.

AI: Artificial IntelligenceAI: Artificial Intelligence

When they became unconscious, their very existence faded away into darkness.

AI: Artificial IntelligenceAI: Artificial Intelligence
AI: Artificial Intelligence

So you see, the equations had shown that once an individual space-time pathway had been used, it could not be reused.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder?

TimecopTimecop

Now, you can’t go forward because the future hasn’t happened yet. However, you can go back, and that’s where things get tricky.

TimecopTimecop

If you go back and change something, it’s serious. It could be catastrophic … even destroy mankind.

TimecopTimecop

We have to form a new agency to police this technology and protect time. It will be called the Time Enforcement Commission, or the T.E.C.

Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)

-You’re asking me to believe you’re a kind of interplanetary police force?
-Yes.
-Aliens of some sort?
-In an extraterrestrial sense, yes.

Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)

-And you’ve been sent down here?
-To keep order. There are capricious as well as dangerous elements at work in the universe.

I, RobotI, Robot

-Two kids, lost in the forest, leave behind a trail of bread crumbs.
-Why?
-To find their way home.

 

Knowing

PandorumPandorum

 

PandorumPandorum

-Hey, we were meant to go on, and we were meant to survive.

PandorumPandorum

And now it’s more important than ever. … We’re wasting time.
-I remember.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

We all have our time machines, don’t we? Those that take us back are memories.

The Time MachineThe Time Machine

Those that carry us forward are dreams.

Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)

-You’re going to have to suspend disbelief.
-I know what we’re telling you is very hard to accept. There has been a time change. This house and everyone in it has been moved back in time.

PandorumPandorum

I’m saying that this is no ordinary transport. We’re not out on the belt collecting data. We’re not hauling cargo.

PandorumPandorum

We are the cargo. 60,000 people on a single launch trajectory.

PandorumPandorum

-How could we become like this in only 8 years?
-I think we’ve been asleep longer than you think.

PandorumPandorum

-How long have you been awake?
-Don’t know. There’s no way to tell time in here.

X2

No memory—you’ll have no memory.

PandorumPandorum

-You couldn’t remember?
-I couldn’t remember how …

PandorumPandorum

how far away it was. This was supposed to be a 123-year flight.
-Consider yourself lucky.

PandorumPandorum

It took me months to recall. It took even longer to get that door open.

PandorumPandorum

It comes on in pieces. I know everything about this vault and its systems,

PandorumPandorum

but I still can’t remember where I grew up, or my brother’s name.

MoonrakerMoonraker

Let’s see what cargo we have.

MoonrakerMoonraker

“And the animals went in 2 by 2” … Noah’s Ark, this operation.

WALL-EWALL-E

Well, I’m sure our forefathers would be proud to know that 700 years later

WALL-EWALL-E

we’d be doing the exact same thing they were doing. … That’s right. It means it’s time to go back home.

WALL-EWALL-E

Now that Earth has been restored to a life-sustaining status, by golly, we can begin Operation Recolonize.

PandorumPandorum

-Where’d you come from?
-From the bridge.
-What happened? Where are we?

PandorumPandorum

-If this really is our ship, then this room should be locked into position and behind that door should be the bridge.

PandorumPandorum

-What’s so important on the other side of that door?
-We can take control of guidance as soon as we get on the bridge.

WALL-EWALL-E

-That’s nearly 700 years ago! Things have changed. We’ve got to go back.

WALL-EWALL-E

-All communications are terminated. You are confined to quarters.

WALL-EWALL-E

-No! Mutiny!
[Reboot]

PandorumPandorum

-Were you thinking of the Eden mission?
-What about the Eden?

PandorumPandorum

-The flight cautionary tale from Hell. Two years into their shift one of the officers

PandorumPandorum

had a psychological breakdown. He launched them all into oblivion.

PandorumPandorum

At least we didn’t wake up floating away in a coffin.
-Who says we didn’t?

MoonrakerMoonraker

The conquest of space represents an investment in the future of the entire human race.

Moonraker

Are you suggesting the shuttle was hijacked in midair?

MoonrakerMoonraker

To lose 1 aircraft may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose 2 seems like carelessness.

PandorumPandorum

-Oh, how the whole world cheered to the thunder of Earth’s mightiest creation.

PandorumPandorum

One small spark to ignite the heavens for the heroes.

PandorumPandorum

-Until we got the transmission.
-What transmission?
-Mother Earth’s final call.

PandorumPandorum

All God’s creation ending with mere words of encouragement.
-You’re all that’s left of us. Good luck, God bless, and godspeed.

PandorumPandorum

-Earth … is gone?

PandorumPandorum
Pandorum

-Wiped away. We ran a full sweep of the grid, and they were gone.
-In one day?

PandorumPandorum

-One little Indian left, alone with all his doom. He refuses to go to bed, so what does he do?

PandorumPandorum

He decides to stay up and play in his room. What nasty little games he would play

PandorumPandorum

with his slumbering prey. He was slayer, he was master.

PandorumPandorum

He was both God and the Devil. See, that’s what some would say. He would grow to manhood,

PandorumPandorum

a self-proclaimed king, master of his own vessel, home to his own sin.

PandorumPandorum

He just cast out all who had behaved, just exiled to the cargo hold

PandorumPandorum

to fend amongst themselves … and scavenge, feeding off their own. Evil grew.

PandorumPandorum

The king no longer wanted to play, so he returned to his bed of slumber.

PandorumPandorum

And while the king slept, a whole new world of evil grew as we wept.

PandorumPandorum

-What have you done with us?
-You don’t get it, kid. There’s no one left to judge.

PandorumPandorum

-Oh, my God!
-God? You think God survived? He’s dead along with the rest of humanity.

PandorumPandorum

There’s no law or order, no good or evil—just us. And you think you’re going to be the one to judge me?

HackersHackers

The little boat flipped over. A virus planted within the Gibson system claimed responsibility.

PandorumPandorum

-Then it’s some kind of life form that got onboard, or something … or something that was already onboard

PandorumPandorum

with us in the hyperbunks. I believe it’s the accelerator,

PandorumPandorum

the synthetic enzyme in our feeding tubes that would help our bodies adjust and adapt

PandorumPandorum

to the environmental conditions on Tanis. From what I’ve seen,

PandorumPandorum

these things have adapted to the ship instead.
-So you’re saying that they’re passengers who have mutated?

PandorumPandorum
Pandorum

-That stuff in our blood is supposed to jump-start evolution.
-Well, why would they be affected and we’re not?
-Maybe they’ve been awake much longer than we think.

PandorumPandorum

The power surges … the reactor is in its final stage.

PandorumPandorum

We have less time than I thought, the final phase before shutdown,

PandorumPandorum
Pandorum

before we lose everything and everyone onboard. If we don’t reset it now, everything is lost.

PandorumPandorum

But we still have a way out of this. We can launch ourselves in the pods.

Pandorum

Without the main power we’ll never get these doors open.

PandorumPandorum

-We have to try and contact the bridge.
-You’re assuming that there is someone on the bridge.
-There has to be.

PandorumPandorum

-I need you to access the memory banks from the last power surge.
-Accessing memory banks now.

PandorumPandorum

We’ve been on Tanis all this time.
[Mission Years: 923]

Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)

-When you said you did a job like this once on a ship, what happened?
-We had to sink the ship.

Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)

-What was the trigger—the final ingredient on that ship?
-An out-of-date ship’s log.

Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)Sapphire and Steele (TV Series)

The captain had a weakness for nautical heritage. He collected old things from ships.
-Not so silly then, are they—these creatures? It sounds to me as if they know what they’re doing.

Pandorum

-I need you to give us a path.
-Copy.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Did you hear that? They shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

This is madness! We’re doomed.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

They’re heading in this direction. What are we going to do? We’ll be sent to the spice mines of Kessel and smashed into who knows what.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Wait a minute. Where are you going? Hey, you’re not permitted in there; it’s restricted.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New HopeStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

“Secret mission”? What “plans”?

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

That’s funny. The damage doesn’t look as bad from out here.

DoomDoom

Almost home.