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Monday, March 01, 2010

2012

Yes, that was the bit that got to me -

ADRIAN
We expect enormous tsunamis to reach
landfall in every continent. The Cho
Ming area will be impacted in
approximately six hours.

He nods to one of the analysts, who types in a couple of
commands.

ADRIAN (CONT'D)
... and it looks like the crust has
shifted by nearly 23 degrees in a south-
westerly direction. Here's the computer
simulation.

Everybody stares as the graphic illustrates what happened to
planet Earth.

23 degrees, then, or in miles

Behind them Yuri and Jackson stare at the snow covered
mountains of the Himalayas.

SASHA
There's no more ocean, and it looks
like we're pretty close to where we
wanted to go.

GORDON
It's as if the whole earth shifted by
1500 miles...
JACKSON
No shit.
(BEAT)
It's called 'Earth Crust Displacement'
Gordon... Prof. Hapgood, 1958.


Crustal moves of 1500 miles in what, 24 hours? The Himalayas traveling east at 60 MPH? I mean, there's suspension of disbelief, and then there's suspension of disbelief.

Nearly as irritating as this - the universal American theme, their equivalent of "Let justice be done though the heavens fall", of "Well, yes, it's the end of the world, but we're a family again so on balance all's ginger peachy".

INT. CARGO HOLD/ANTONOV - DAWN

Jackson and his family huddle together. He puts his arms
around Lilly and Noah.

JACKSON
Your daddy has to tell you something.

In the background, Gordon climbs down from the cockpit. He is
about to speak when he hears Jackson's voice.

JACKSON (CONT'D)
I know that with my writing and work I
didn't have a lot of time for you
both...

Jackson glances at Kate.

JACKSON (CONT'D)
I wasn't there for you, the way I
should have been.

Jackson looks Kate directly in the eyes.

JACKSON (CONT'D)
... And I am so very sorry for that.

Gordon watches as Kate pulls the kids and Jackson tight. For
the first time, they seem a little like the family they once
were.

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