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Dark Star: fenomenologia per bombe (dialogo) – John Carpenter

Creato il 16 settembre 2012 da Maxscorda @MaxScorda

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   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   PINBACK
But you can’t explode in the bomb bay. It’s foolish. You’ll kill us all. There’s no reason for it.

   BOMB #20
   (over)
I am programmed to detonate in nine minutes. Detonation will occur at the programmed time.

   PINBACK
You won’t consider another course of action, for instance just waiting around awhile so we can disarm you?

   EXTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   BOMB #20
No.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
I can tell, the damn thing just doesn’t understand.

   PINBACK
Look, bomb…

   INTERIOR – FREEZER ROOM

   DOOLITTLE
Commander? Are you still there?

   POWELL
Oh, yes, Doolittle, I’m thinking.

   DOOLITTLE
We’re running out of time, sir.

   POWELL
Oh, yes…Well, Doolittle, if you can’t get it to drop you’ll have to talk to it.

   DOOLITTLE
Sir?

   POWELL
Talk to the bomb.

   DOOLITTLE
I already have, sir, and Pinback is talking to it now.

   POWELL
No, no, Doolittle, you talk to it. Teach it Phenomenology, Doolittle.

   DOOLITTLE
Sir?

   POWELL
Phenomenology…

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   PINBACK
Doolittle! Doolittle! Six minutes to detonation!

   INTERIOR – VENTRAL AIR LOCK

   Wearing his starsuit, complete with jetpack, Doolittle pushes   a button. Above him, the giant lock doors slowly slide open.

   EXTERIOR – SHIP

   Doolittle slowly rises up out of the ship. He stops his ascent with his jetpack, turns, and moves down toward
   the bomb bay.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   PINBACK
Doolittle! Doolittle, what the hell are you doing?

   EXTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   Doolittle floats into shot, jets himself up until he is facing massive Bomb #20.

   DOOLITTLE
Hello, bomb, are you with me?

   BOMB #20
Of course.

   DOOLITTLE
Are you willing to entertain a few concepts?

   BOMB #20
I am always receptive to suggestions.

   DOOLITTLE
Fine. Think about this one, then: how do you know you exist?

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
What’s he doin’?

   PINBACK
I think he’s talking to it.

   EXTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   BOMB #20
Well of course I exist.

   DOOLITTLE
But how do you know you exist?

   BOMB #20
It is intuitively obvious.

   DOOLITTLE
Intuition is no proof. What concrete evidence do you have of your own existence?

   BOMB #20
Hmm…Well, I think, therefore I am.

   DOOLITTLE
That’s good. Very good. Now then, how do you know that anything else exists?

   BOMB #20
My sensory apparatus reveals it to me.

   DOOLITTLE
Right!

   BOMB #20
This is fun.

   DOOLITTLE
All right now, here’s the big question: how do you know that the evidence your sensory apparatus reveals to you is correct?

   INTERIOR – EMERGENCY AIR LOCK

   Talby lies unconscious near the burned laser.

   EXTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   DOOLITTLE
What I’m getting at is this: the only experience that is directly available to you is your sensory data. And this sensory
data is merely a stream of electrical impulses which stimulate your computing center.

   BOMB #20
In other words, all that I really know about the outside universe is relayed to me through my electrical connections.

   DOOLITTLE
Exactly.

   BOMB #20
Why, that would mean that…I really don’t know what the outside universe is like at all, for certain.

   DOOLITTLE
That’s it.

   BOMB #20
Intriguing. I wish I had more time to discuss this matter.

   DOOLITTLE
Why don’t you have more time?

   BOMB #20
Because I must detonate in seventy-five seconds.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
The key!

   PINBACK
Key? Key? What is the key?

   BOILER
No, no, the key, the key to the fail-safe lock!

   PINBACK
Key?

   BOILER
Where’s the fail-safe key?

   PINBACK
The key!

   BOILER
Where is it? What did you do with it?

   PINBACK
I don’t have it. I don’t know where it is.

   BOILER
You must have it, you idiot, we can stop the bomb!

   EXTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   DOOLITTLE
Now, bomb, consider this next question very carefully. What is your one purpose in life?

   BOMB #20
To explode, of course.

   DOOLITTLE
And you can only do it once, right?

   BOMB #20
That is correct.

   DOOLITTLE
And you wouldn’t want to explode on the basis of false data, would you?

   BOMB #20
Of course not.

   DOOLITTLE
Well then, you’ve already admitted that you have no real proof of the existence of the outside universe.

   BOMB #20
Yes, well…

   DOOLITTLE
So you have no absolute proof that Sergeant Pinback ordered you to detonate.

   BOMB #20
I recall distinctly the detonation order. My memory is good on matters like these.

   DOOLITTLE
Yes, of course you remember it, but what you are remembering is merely a series of electrical impulses which you now realize have no necessary connection with outside reality.

   BOMB #20
True, but since this is so, I have no proof that you are really telling me all this.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   Pinback is pawing frantically through the control room,   searching for the key. Boiler is apoplectic.

   BOILER
The key, goddamit, the key!

   PINBACK
Christ, twenty seconds, Christ!

   BOILER
Where is the key?

   PINBACK
We’re gonna die, Boiler. We’re gonna die.

   They begin slapping each other hysterically.

   EXTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   DOOLITTLE
That’s all beside the point. The concepts are valid, wherever they originate.

   BOMB #20
Hmmm…

   DOOLITTLE
So if you detonate in…

   BOMB #20
…nine seconds…

   DOOLITTLE
…you may be doing so on the basis of false data.

   BOMB #20
I have no proof that it was false data.

   DOOLITTLE
You have no proof that it was correct data.

   There is a long pause.

   BOMB #20
I must think on this further.

   THE BOMB RAISES ITSELF BACK INTO THE SHIP.
Doolittle  practically collapses with relief.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
It didn’t go off.

   PINBACK
Oh, God…

   BOILER
It didn’t go off.

   PINBACK
Boiler, we’re alive. My heart.

   INTERIOR – EMERGENCY AIR LOCK

   Talby slowly climbs to his feet. He is dazed, groggy.

   TALBY
Doolittle? Doolittle? What happened? Pinback? Boiler? Did we blow it up?
Hello? Hello?

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
No bombs today. No bombs. Big Boiler’s back in business. No bombs today.

   Pinback is mumbling unintelligibly.

   INTERIOR – EMERGENCY AIR LOCK

   TALBY
Hello, anybody! Did we blow up the planet? Hello, hello! What’s going on?

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   Pinback and Boiler have calmed down.

   BOILER
We’ve got to disarm the bomb.

   PINBACK
Doolittle, are you there?

   EXTERIOR – EMERGENCY AIR LOCK

   Doolittle is floating outside the Emergency Air Lock door.

   DOOLITTLE
I’m coming in now. I’m down by the Emergency Air Lock. Too much trouble to come in the Ventral Lock. Would
you blow the seal on the emergency hatch so I can come in?

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   PINBACK
Oh, sure.

   He presses a button.

   EXTERIOR – EMERGENCY AIR LOCK

   The Emergency Air Lock door EXPLODES AWAY FROM THE SHIP.
   Behind it, carried by the burst of escaping air, comes   Talby spinning head over heels into deep space.

   DOOLITTLE
Hello, Pinback, are you there?

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   PINBACK
Yeah, Doolittle. What’s up?

   EXTERIOR – EMERGENCY AIR LOCK

   DOOLITTLE
Talby was in the air lock. You blew him out of the ship. I’m going after him.
Turn on his helmet radio so I can contact him.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
What was that, I didn’t hear…

   PINBACK
It’s Talby. He’s drifting away from the ship without his jetpack.

   EXTERIOR – SPACE

   Doolittle fires his jetpack, moving off into space after   Talby.

   DOOLITTLE
Talby, Talby, can you read me?

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
Can you beat that? I always knew
Talby was weird.

   EXTERIOR – SPACE

   DOOLITTLE
Talby, can you read me?

   Talby is spinning wildly.

   TALBY
Help, Doolittle, help me!

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   PINBACK
All right, bomb, prepare to receive new orders.

   BOMB #20
   (over)
You are false data.

   PINBACK
Huh?

   BOMB #20
Therefore, I shall ignore you.

   PINBACK
Hello, bomb.

   INTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   BOMB #20
False data can act only as a distraction. Therefore. I shall refuse to perceive you.

   PINBACK
   (over)
Hey, bomb.

   BOMB #20
The only thing which exists is myself.

   PINBACK
   (over)
Bomb?

   EXTERIOR – SPACE

   Talby, spinning, is reflected in Doolittle’s face plate.

   TALBY
Doolittle! Help me.

   DOOLITTLE
Calm down, Talby. I’m coming.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   PINBACK
Snap out of it, bomb.

   INTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   BOMB #20
In the beginning there was darkness, and the darkness was without form and void.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
What the hell?

   PINBACK
Yoo hoo, bomb…

   INTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   BOMB #20
And in addition to the darkness there was also me. And I moved upon the face of the darkness.

   INTERIOR – CONTROL ROOM

   BOILER
Bomb, hey bomb.

   PINBACK
Hey, bomb…

   INTERIOR – BOMB BAY

   BOMB #20
And I saw that I was alone.

   Pause.

   BOMB #20
   (cont’d)
Let there be light.

   THE SCREEN GOES WHITE.


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