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AUTHOR’S NOTE: The basic concept here is to do a storyline within the
continuity of the previous Superman movies.


Written by Christ Klien cck1115   DEC 1999, revised in JAN 2002

Dedicated to my hero, Christopher Reeve.

Special thanks to some of the Internet superman fans, especially John
Pipia, Robert and Alexis, for their valuable comments and helps.


Email me cck1115@pd.jaring.my
Comments and feedback are highly appreciated.


SUPERMAN PART 5: THE DOOM OF DAY @ STILL ME, SUPERMAN



Note: The prologue is picked and modified from the script of “Superman
The Movie” written by Mario Puzo, revised by Tom Mankiewicz, directed
by Richard Donner



PROLOGUE

DEEP IN SPACE

The film begins with the catastrophe of the planet of Krypton.

We see the green and mysterious planet is being riddles with volcanic
fissures and earthquakes as it shivers violently and begins to roll
over upside down. And it is near its last moment...


Cut to

INT. JOR-EL'S LABORATORY - NIGHT

Massive brightly glowing energy columns encircle the lab. As the lab
shudders constantly, JOR-EL briskly places crystals inside over
portions of a gleaming, spiny, silvery object (rocket ship), which
respond to him with throbbing lights. Standing in a corner is a sad
wife, carrying a baby in her arms swaddled in three blankets of' red,
blue, and yellow.
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           LARA
Are sure there is no other way?

           JOR-EL
(crosses to her)
I wish there was but the data I
collected there is no mistake.

           LARA
(her eyes getting wet)
But what if you’re wrong. Jor-El,
can't you admit for once maybe you’re
wrong, baby starts to cry...

           JOR-EL
Lara, I wish I was I really do, but I
know Brainiac is lying, I don't know
why but he is, and in doing so has
doomed us all.

           LARA
But Brainiac serves our community good
and... you said you’ve found the cure.

           JOR-EL
It's too late Lara. If he remains here
he as will die as surely as. . .
     (she looks)
We will.

           LARA
     (pleading)
But why earth, Jor-El. They’re
primitives. Thousands of years behind
us.

           JOR-EL
Their atmosphere will sustain him...
He will need that advantage to
survive.

           LARA
He win defy their gravity...

           JOR-EL
He will look like one of them.

           LARA
But he won't be one of them.

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                             JOR-EL
                  His dense molecular structure will
                  make him strong...
                  Fast. Virtually invulnerable...

                             LARA
                  Isolated. Alone...

JOR-EL looks at her with compassion, but with the strength to cut her
off.

                             JOR-EL
                  He will not be alone.   He will
                  never...
                  Be alone.

The massive energy columns throb with white light. The BABY has been
fastened in a module, wrapped in his blankets. LARA reluctantly steps
back as JOR-EL places the last crystals inside, including a GREEN ONE,
secures and seals all openings.

                             JOR-EL
                       (Whispers sadly)
                  Eradicator...
                  Take good care of my son...

A glass wall facing the capsule slides open. The launcher is raised.
The ceiling above retracts, exposing the glow of Krypton night.

The room shakes in a violent tremor as JOR-EL tries to get the engines
fired. The energy columns glare at fever pitch.

The tremor continues in the lab. Tons of crystals crash down into the
room as JOR-EL frantically tries to fire the rocket. With a last
desperate effort he lunges forward throws the tumbling debris and hits
the control which ignites it. With a deafening roar, the rocket starts
to glide off into the night as the house begins to collapse, the
energy columns shattering under the strain.



EXT. SPACE - CLOSE ON MODULE

The module races away from the disintegrating planet below toward the
Universe.



INT/EXT KRYPTON

Various scenes of destruction.
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INT OF A SPACE SHIP

A Silhouette of A FIGURE in his control room, watching the module
hurtles past.

                           THE FIGURE
                     (muffled echoes)
                Eradicator...
                My brother, I’ll meet you one day...

The capsule heads out into the intergalactic void as the FIGURE turn
his attention to the planet Krypton, now in total eruption.



ANGLE ON KRYPTON - FIGURE POV

The planet Krypton is spinning upside down which suddenly explodes and
implodes in a massive blinding green blaze - leaving a vast black
void.

                           THE FIGURE (VO)
                     (laughs horribly)
                Ha...Ha...Ha...


SUPERMAN THEME MUSIC plays as the black void turns as a plate of a
COMIC BOOK. We begin to read it page by page. It is a MONTAGE of
Superman exploits from first four movies. Credits roll over it.

Logo of Superman flies through the screen.

Credits and music END.



FADE IN

INT OF A SPACE SHIP

PULL BACK to reveal a huge control room incorporated with
sophisticated systems and machines. A signal beeps. A FIGURE slowly
moves into FRAME to the control board. WE see the back of the FIGURE,
which are all his plug-in mechanical devices and electrical circuits.
Numerous "tentacle-like" mechanical tubes are crawling eerily on his
whole body. We know he is Brainiac.

Words appear on the screen.
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                The restoration energy is in low
                level. Input is required!

Brainiac looks at the screen that provides information of the planets
of the universe, where the energy can be extracted. Then, his finger
points on a PLANET, the name appears.

                EARTH

Another row of word appears over the image.
                Confirmation of location?

A red button is pressed.



C.U. OF THE APPEARANCE OF THE SPACE SHIP

A DEVICE is activated. It rips apart and releases a small piece of
Black crystal-like METEOR. The meteor swoops down in a great velocity
toward its destination, THE EARTH.



EXT OF THE OUTER SPACE

BRAINIAC SKULL SHIP is flying in OUTER SPACE. It is enormous and
advanced. The EXHAUST ENGINES are started to urge the ship tracking
the direction of the meteor. The SHIP is heading to the EARTH.

The CAMERA rapidly goes forward until the space ship becomes a dot in
the universe. Then, it travels through the space in a fast speed,
passing galaxies, asteroids and debris, until it reaches our solar
system and stops at the planet of Earth. We see the familiar
astronaut's POV of the revolving Earth.



INT OF AN ESTABLISHED UNIVERSITY’S MAIN AUDITORIUM

PULL BACK from the revolving Earth, which is now an image on a
projector’s screen in front of the auditorium, where PROF. KEVIN KING,
an intense and intelligent man after sixty with gray hair and beard,
is giving his speech about his latest and newest theory.

                           PROF. KING
                It is no a fantasy. It is a fact.
                (A bit)
                The reason of the extinction of
                dinosaur was not simply because of the
                crash of meteor. It had such an impact
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                that when it went all the way into the
                Earth's core...
                (Together with the animation on the screen)
                It changed the earth’s configuration
                and balance, which brought about the
                switching of the earth’s axis. The
                dinosaur died in the sudden change of
                climate and drastic change of the
                earth’s surface.

                (The screen showing the Earth now and
                what scientist think the earth look
                like back then, which includes its
                orbit and potion in space and how the
                meteor's impact changed earth's axis
                to where it is today in space.)

                It works roughly like an electron that
                is shot to the nucleus of an atom. If
                it has the enough energy to defy the
                anti-force of the orbital electrons,
                it will attack the nucleus and change
                its configuration.

                (Comparison of DNA samples on the screen)
                This theory is supported with my
                geological studies and the
                archeological findings and fossils,
                which were conducted in the South
                Pole. The DNA of those fossils, likely
                belonged to the tropical animals and
                plants.

                And in a current expedition, we found
                these green plants in a huge glacier.
                (showing the slides of some green
                plants)
                And the carbon-14 test has proven that
                it has been there for more than a
                million years, which means the glacial
                South Pole had has its summer millions
                years ago.


                           PROF. KING
                     (distinctly)
                The earth can be disorientated!

The audiences gasp. A familiar VOICE breaks the silence.

                           VOICE
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                Do you believe it, Clark?

She is LOIS LANE. She sits in the front row, beautiful yet poised, and
beside her is the studious and mild mannered reporter, CLARK KENT.

                           CLARK
                It sounds logical.

                           LOIS
                     (Frowns)
                No, it doesn’t.
                It’s crazy and totally fictional.

                           PROF. KING
                I rest my case now. Now is the Q & A,
                any questions?

                           AUDIENCE A
                What will happen if the earth is going
                to switch its’ axis again?

                           PROF. KING
                           (Earnest)
                THE DOOM OF THE DAY.

The audience drops the jaws.

                           AUDIENCE B
                But...how could such a big meteor
                penetrate into the earth?

                           PROF. KING
                The size as small as an apple would
                do.

                           LOIS
                But no matter how small or big the
                size is, it can’t possible get into
                the core when it had lost all its’
                speed and energy after it collided on
                the ground?

                           PROF. KING
                Yes, it can’t . . . but not when it
                has stroke right at the ‘door’, which
                will link to the core by a pathway
                formed by the eddy of current in the
                mantle layer. The earth’s crust only
                slowed it down a little but didn’t
                stop it. When the meteor had advanced
                to the mantle layer, it would easily
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                be magnetized and fell to the core
                through the pathway."

                           LOIS
                Kind of Yin and Yang, positive ion and
                negative ion?

                           PROF. KING
                Yes.

                           CLARK
                Where likely is that door?

                           PROF. KING
                Out of my ability to answer.

                           LOIS
                Then we should believe that the meteor
                had landed coincidentally right on the
                “Door”.

                           PROF. KING
                Instead of coincidence, you should
                believe that it was properly planned.

The answer stuns the audience.

                           LOIS
                Hold on a second, you mean someone can
                shoot the earth and we all will be…
                doomed then.

                           PROF. KING
                I think my presentation ends here. I
                hope it’ll bring inspirations to all
                of you and...

                           CLARK KENT
                Wait Prof! What makes you believe that
                the Meteor that killed off the
                dinosaurs was planned?

                           PROF. KING
                I'm sorry Mr. Kent but further
                questions can be forwarded to my
                office. Thank you.



EXT OF THE UNIVERSITY

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It is a peaceful evening. The view is so harmonious and serene.
Students walk around the school campus and trees are in red. The red
leaves are falling down and ruffled by the gentle breeze. Lois and
Clark are walking along the shaded pathway.

                           LOIS
                Can you believe that he tried to say
                that someone is out there who controls
                the universe and can terminate the
                earth as he wishes?

                           CLARK
                Nothing is impossible. Furthermore,
                Prof. King seems has his ground.

                           LOIS
                Clark, his floating castle has no
                foundation. It doesn't make any sense
                and is purely fantasy.

                           CLARK
                           (Shrugs)
                Chief said the world doesn’t make
                sense.


Clark remembers about Eradicator, which was created when his father
discovered that the planet of Krypton had been "shot".

                           JOR-EL(VO)
                ...Although the Eradicator had
                successfully been built, it came too
                late to save our planet.
                I only managed to send you safely to
                the earth by the Eradicator...

BACK TO
                           LOIS
                     (Keeps commenting)
                ...I think he must be a huge fan of
                The X-files series...
                Clark, are you listening to me?

                           CLARK
                     (Awakes from his fascination)
                Yeah. Lois, I’m thinking if we can
                have a dinner together, we can have
                more time to further discuss about it
                later.

                           LOIS
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                (Exclaims slightly after looking her watch)
                It’s already six! I’m sorry, Clark. I
                have to leave now. We’ll have it
                continue tomorrow.

LOIS walks away in a fast pace while CLARK is watching at her move,
sporting a cute smirk on his face.



INT OF LEX’S DREAM

LEX LUTHOR is dreaming of him as a genius of the world, has winning a
lot of compliments, regards, praises and honors during his living.
However an alien, a blue clad figure with a red cape has spoiled his
reputation. All of the honors have been switched to SUPERMAN and he is
getting deprived and stressed. He sees himself, posing in front of a
mirror. He is handsome and charming. Gradually, his hair is falling
out and becomes thinner and thinner until he’s bald!



INT OF PENTHOUSE OF THE LEX CORP TOWER

LEX screams and wakes up. He realizes that he had a bad dream during
his nap. He is sweating. Suddenly, a VOICE breaks in.

                           VOICE
                Having a bad dream, my ‘friend’?

LEX is startled. He turns to the window, where the VOICE came from. He
sees SUPERMAN is floating outside, arms folded across his chest and
the breeze is ruffling his cape.

                           LEX
                     (stern)
                What are you doing outside my tower?

                           SUPERMAN
                Relax, Mr. Luthor.
                I just happen to drop by.
                Nothing special.

                           LEX
                     (contemptuous)
                ...You’ve better be careful.
                I will destroy you one day!

SUPERMAN yawns slightly as if bored.

                           SUPERMAN
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                  Sorry for dropping by without making
                  any appointment. However I have to
                  remind you that I’m always watching
                  you all the time. And you’ve better
                  behave before I am forced to send you
                  back to jail.

SUPERMAN flies away leaving LEX in anger.

                            LEX
                       (Shouts angrily)
                  Mercy!



EXT OF THE CITY OF METROPOLIS

Lex Corp. tower is slowly ZOOMED OUT and overviewed to the whole
cityscape. The city is so magnificent, especially under the rays of
the sunset. Skyscrapers are everywhere but she doesn't seem cluttered.
The combination of high-rise and low-rise buildings in a proper
planning and careful design, and the integration of the sophisticated
transportation routes well blended with the urban landscape win her as
one of the most advanced cities in the world. She is METROPOLIS CITY.

ROLL BACK to reveal SUPERMAN glides gracefully through the air as if
he doesn’t have a trouble in the world. He flies with arms open
spinning around in the sky of metropolis like a giant eagle carefully
and liberally views to its territory. He is very pleased with the
city’s peacefulness and beauty.

SUPERMAN flies low over an outer suburb of Metropolis as the people go
about their daily routines oblivious to him. All is seemingly
peaceful.



EXT OF A STREET

SUPERMAN comes across a THUG who is looking for his prey. He is going
to assault a young woman. As the THUG approaches her from the hidden
wall, SUPERMAN picks him up in blur and drops him off with two
policemen in a FLASH of time.

                             THE THUG
                  (Extending his knife in front of the policemen)
                  I want money!

The dazed THUG blinks in confusion to see the policemen and wondering
what has happened. The two policemen come and shackle him.

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EXT OF A FASHION OUTLET

A LADY with her baby in a BABY CARRIAGE stops in front of a fashion
outlet. She is attracted to the evening gown dressed by the model. As
she keeps admiring the dress, she is unaware that the baby carriage is
rolling down the street!

The lady extends her hand for the baby carriage with her gaze still on
the dress.

                           THE LADY
                Edward, do you think it’ll look nice
                on me?

                (Her hand reaches nothing.)
                Edward?

THE LADY’S POV
She turns and sees the baby carriage is crossing the busy street.

She screams frightfully as a BUS hurtles along the street and is going
to crash it.
                           THE LADY
                      (Screams)
                NOOO!

Out of nowhere, A RED STREAK is moving so fast to cross the street, as
the bus is about to knock the baby carriage.

After the bus passing by, the lady gapes and blinks in surprise to
find that the baby carriage and her baby are safely at the opposite
side of the street.



EXT OF QUIET STREET

There is a GUY walking alone on the street. He throws away his
cigarette BUTT as sudden light BREEZE touches him. He continues
walking. After a minute, he smells of something burning. He gets a
shock when he notices that his jacket pocket is burned up and the BUTT
is in his pocket.



EXT OF A CAR PARKING LOT OF A SUPERMARKET

An OLD LADY is feebly pushing A TROLLEY full of goods from the
supermarket towards her MINI car. She is startled and has all the
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goods scattered on ground as a SUDDEN CAR passing in front of her hits
the trolley.

                           A GUY
                     (Popping out form the car)
                Watch out, old crab!
                     (The car hurtles away)

                           THE OLD LADY
                     (Dismay looking at her goods)
                Oh, no. My oranges, my fish,
                My milk...

                           A SUDDEN VOICE
                     (Rises behind the old lady)
                May I help you, ma’am?

She looks over her shoulder to see nobody behind her. To her surprise,
she finds the shopping cart is parked nicely near to her MINI with all
the scattered goods in it when she turns in front. She blinks, as she
sees nobody in the parking lot.



EXT OF A RECREATIONAL PARK

A CHILD is crying in a recreational park as he fell from a swing. We
SEE a pair of RED BOOTS lands and walks toward him.

                           SUPERMAN
                Hi, kid. Why are you crying?

The KID has no response.

                           SUPERMAN
                Want me to give you a ride?

The KID is crying.

                           SUPERMAN
                Kid, I am Superman!

The KID is still crying

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Tries to move backward)
                I’m leaving now...
                If you don’t stop crying.

The KID just doesn’t stop crying. Superman folds his arms and chews
his lower lid, though he can move the moon, he cannot stop the kid
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crying. He then looks around to make sure nobody there. He clowns to
make the child laugh. The child stops crying.

                           KID
                     (Asks innocently)
                What’re you doing, Superman?

SUPERMAN blushes with the embarrassment of his actions just now.

He then chuckles and picks up the kid.

                           SUPERMAN
                You little angel
                Trying to fool me huh...

The KID turns to laughter and both of them play happily.

Soon after, the child’s parents come. They are surprised to see
superman with their kid. Superman, carrying the kid walks toward them.

                           SUPERMAN
                (Passes back the child to them)
                Madam and sir.
                Please don’t leave your child alone
                next time. Bad guys are all around.

                (Backwards and grins to them)
                Up, up and away!

He flies away and disappears in the sky of Metropolis. The COUPLE and
the KID are looking upward to the sky in awe.



INT OF LOIS APARTMENT

LOIS is busy preparing the dinner while she notices someone lands on
her balcony terrace off the living room. She rushes toward. An elegant
FIGURE stands near the balcony and views over the night scene of the
city. He is SUPERMAN.

                           SUPERMAN
                (Viewing the night scene)
                The night scene of Metropolis is so
                peaceful and beautiful.

                           LOIS
                (Smiles and walks to him)
                You’re early.
                I’m still making dinner.

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                           SUPERMAN
                (Turns and looks into her eyes)
                I just can’t wait to see you, Lois

Lois is touched. She smiles broadly.

                           SUPERMAN
                Ok, what’s still left?
                Let me help u to sort them out. You
                need to get a rest and maybe a bath.
                You are wearing the same dress since
                the morning.

                           LOIS
                     (Surprised)
                How do you know that?

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Pauses a while)
                Ah... Because I am always with you all
                the time.

                           LOIS
                Oh! This is dangerous!
                How if I date with someone else...

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Interrupts)
                Mister Kent is safe.

                           LOIS
                Yeah, perhaps I should hang around
                with some other macho guy...

                           SUPERMAN
                Don’t you dare.

Lois and Superman, looking into each other eyes smile together. Lois
is melted in the gaze of Superman. She passionately closes her eyes
welcoming his KISS.

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Grins and turns away)
                Ok, pass the job to me
                And you go and rest.

                           LOIS
                     (Blushes slightly)
                Are you sure you can handle it?


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                           SUPERMAN
                You can always count on Superman.



EXT OF THE ROOFTOP GARDEN

Superman sits fondly on a chair, satisfied with the food he has
prepared and nicely laid on a table with two lighted CANDLES. The
sliding door is opened gently and out steps a beauty. She is very
pretty with a new pink dress and a bandanna.

                           SUPERMAN
                You’re fabulous tonight.

                           LOIS
                     (Blushes slightly)
                Thank you.
                I still remember...you like pink.

Lois takes a glance on the prepared food.

                           LOIS
                     (Smiles to Superman)
                Not bad. The food looks delicious.

Both of them look to each other in passion. They are having a very
good dinner. Superman shoots on the mini hi-fi in the living room and
A ROMANTIC MUSIC starts playing. He invites Lois for a dance. They are
dancing slowly.

                           LOIS
                     (Looks into his eyes)
                Superman, sometimes I can’t believe
                that this is true...me and you...in
                love...

                           SUPERMAN
                Lois, this is all I hope for...
                To have you with me.

                           LOIS
                I wish I could have you all the time.
                Instead of only meeting you at night,
                I wish I could always be with you. We
                could go for shopping, cinemas, and
                restaurants. We could have our moments
                together like any other couples...

                          SUPERMAN
                     (Replies softly)
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                Believe me, Lois. We’ll have it. We’ll
                have it one day.

Both of them look to each other tenderly and about to KISS. Suddenly,
the light blinks off. The apartment goes dark. The glistening city
shuts down.

                           SUPERMAN
                I hate to say this, but I have to go
                now.

                           LOIS
                Be careful.

                           SUPERMAN
                Up, up and away!

Superman flies and disappears in the dark.

Superman is soaring above the dimly city. He glances over the remote
area. VAPOR comes from one spot. And he flies toward it right away.
During the flight, we see cars stuck in the interception and crowds of
people lingering along the dark pedestrian walkway.



EXT OF THE METROPOLIS MAIN POWER STATION

ZOOM IN the spot to reveal that the MAIN POWER STATION has caught
fire! Huge flame continuously exhausted from the fire and explosions
are blowing all around. Firefighters are busy in fighting with the
fire, but the fire seems out of their control. Superman lands on
ground and meets their leader, LEON.

                           SUPERMAN
                What can I do for you, officer?

                           LEON
                     (Relieved)
                Thank god, you are here. The fire is
                out of our control. Since it is a
                power station, we cannot use water to
                fight the fire. And our present
                Chemical Fluid is not enough to put
                off the fire. Furthermore, the
                transformers’ cables that still hop on
                the power station will severe the
                situation and the fire may be conveyed
                to other places easily.

                           SUPERMAN
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                   Is there any victims trapped inside?

                              LEON
                   According to the administration
                   officer, all the staffs and visitors
                   have been safely evacuated. I believed
                   that there are no more victims inside.

Superman takes actions as fast as he can. He bolts into the fired
power control room to turn off all the main switches. Electrical
sparks cease. He pulls out all the transformer cables and locates them
safely in one place. Then, he flies to the nearest sand-manufacturing
factory and loads a huge container with sand. With the loaded
container, he flies back to the fire site. He sprinkles the sand
equally on the fire, it ceases and under control. Superman gracefully
descends to ground and meets Leon again.

The crowd is cheering for superman and Leon thanks him for a great
favor offered. When he is about to leave, he hears sound of coughing
from the station using his super hearing. He bolts into the fire.

When he returns, he carries an unconscious man in his arm and he
passes him to the ambulance. From that guy’s costume, and the
detonator he is holding, it is believed that he is the cause of the
fire. Satisfied with the done work, Superman flies away gracefully.



Tomorrow morning

EXT OF DAILY PLANET - DAY
ESTABLISHING SHOT of the office building on a busy Metropolis street.



INT OF DAILY PLANET

CLARK KENT comes in; ready to begin a day's work, chipper and
gracious. TRACKING WITH HIM as he passes various EMPLOYEES, all of
them are discussing about the "blackout" of yesterday and the issue of
Lex Corp has taking over the place in providing the electricity. Clark
greets to everybody politely. He then moves to the desk of LOIS LANE.
JIMMY OLSEN is sitting on her desk and she is keying computer.

                              JIMMY
                        (Complaining)
                   That was the worst thing I ever had, I
                   lost my whole assignment!

                             LOIS

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                It tells you not to count on computer
                everything.

                           JIMMY
                I thought there was the end of my
                life.

                           LOIS
                No electric, no life?
                Huh, not a bad title for an article.

                           CLARK
                     (Interrupts)
                I’m sorry...Lois, you left your notes
                with me yesterday.

                           LOIS
                Oops...I’m sorry. I was just in a
                hurry yesterday. Can I have them back?

                           CLARK
                     (Hands over her notes)
                Here you are. Anyway, I’ve them key
                in. I’ll pass you the diskette later.

                           LOIS
                     (Grins)
                Thanks, Clark. You’re the best.

                           DANNY
                     {Walks pass}
                Come on, Lois. Your favorite topic is
                up now.

Three of them follow Danny into the TV room.



INT OF THE TV ROOM

There are few Employees paying their attention to the TV set as they
walk in. The TV is reporting on the ‘Blackout” issue.

                           CNN NEWS REPORTER 1
                The Metropolis Main power station has
                been badly damaged in the fire
                yesterday and it will take about one
                year for restoration. And for this
                period of time, the power supply of
                Metropolis will be taken by several
                private electricity companies.
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                However, all of these companies had
                been bought over by Lex Corp in the
                last few months. This means Lex Corp
                takes a full charge of Metropolis
                power supply in the coming year.

                           LOIS
                How convenient, that Luthor just
                happens to buy all power companies in
                Metropolis, in last few months and
                then someone just happens to
                attack and damage Metropolis' main
                power station, this smells like a rat
                with capital L.

                           CNN NEWS REPORTER 2
                Here is some latest news getting from
                the Lex Corp office. They will
                announce the new range of the
                Electricity with the infusion of B13
                Technology in an announcement in front
                of Lex Corp Plaza in the afternoon.
                According to a very reliable source,
                the range will likely to be double of
                the present charge. From a very
                conservative speculation, it will help
                Lex Corp to earn a profit of about
                $100 millions in the coming year...

                           LOIS
                I bet Lex Luthor is behind the
                accident. Don’t you think, Clark?

                           CLARK
                It wouldn't put anything past Luthor.

PERRY WHITE pokes his head out the door of his office and makes an
announcement.

                           PERRY
                People start to gather in front of Lex
                Corp. building. It is likely to be a
                demonstration over the issue of the
                increase of electricity charges.

                           LOIS
                (Volunteers at once)
                We're on it, Chief!

She nudges Clark with her elbow. Clark gets the signal and raises his
hand, then, followed by Jimmy.
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                             PERRY
                  Jimmy, I want pictures of great and
                  powerful Luthor sarcastically.

                             JIMMY
                  Right chief.

                             PERRY
                  Don't call me Chief.



INT OF THE HALLWAY

Three of them are rushing through the hallway. When they are about to
leave the building, Clark complains that he is having a stomachache.

                             CLARK
                  (Pinching his stomach and paces slow)
                  Lois, I’m sorry...
                  I think that donut must been week old
                  I think I’ve better get men's room.
                  I'll meet you there.

                             LOIS
                  All right, you have your rest here.
                  But you lose the byline, Smallville.
                  Meet you there.
                  (Turns to Jimmy)
                  Let’s go!

Jimmy and Lois take a cab and leave Clark alone. Clark smiles thinly
and runs into an empty lift immediately.



INT OF THE LIFT

Clark opens his shirt. The familiar "S" on his chest is revealed.



INT OF A POLICE STATION

Superman is discussing with two police officers.

                             OFFICER 1
                  He is still unconscious.
                  We can’t get his word jotted down.

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                             SUPERMAN
                  Can I get in to the room?

                             OFFICER 1
                  Be my guest. Maybe you'll have better
                  luck than they had in the
                  interrogation room.



INT OF THE ROOM

Superman walks near the bed and lands his hand on the patient’s
forehead. He spells of the name of Lex Luthor in anger.



EXT OF THE LEX CORP. BUILDING

The plaza is flooded with people. They are matching, holding banners,
posters, modals and all other stuffs to show their disapproval of the
issue. A cab stops by the street. Lois and Jimmy have just arrived.

                             JIMMY
                  Do we need to wait for Clark?

                             LOIS
                  No, the news can’t wait.
                  Sorry Jim, if you snooze, you lose.

They rush to the crowd.



INT OF THE PENTHOUSE OF LEX CORP TOWER

LEX LUTHOR is busy preparing his coat and speech. He is combing his
hair gently while he hears of someone steps in his penthouse.

                             LEX
                  Mercy, did you do the security
                  arrangement as what I planned?

                             VOICE
                  Apparently NO.

Lex is startled. He turns back and sees Superman standing elegantly at
the entrance.

                            LEX
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(Calm and not frightened by Superman)
"It is my private building, stay away
from me. You’re intruding my privacy."

           SUPERMAN
     (Steps forward)
"As I told you, I am always watching.
You’re the culprit of the fire
yesterday and now I’ve come to take
you ‘home’.”

           LEX
"Watch your mouth. Do you brush your
teeth everyday? It’s stinky. You do
know that it's against the law to
slander someone or accuse them of
something without any proof, now if
unless you do have proof, I have
speech to make, Mercy!"

           SUPERMAN
"The guy in the hospital.
He will wake up in a couple of hours.
Then we'll see how sure of yourself,
you'll be then, and wouldn't be
getting too comfortable, with current
lifestyle. And then you’ll know this
is your nose that smells."

           LEX
(Looks at his watch and smiles)
"He had already taken his last breath
in the last few second. A corpse can’t
talk in the court, and definitely he
couldn’t help you to clean your reek."

           SUPERMAN
     (Gasps)
“You kill him? And you've all but
convicted yourself, if he turns up
dead and I won't hesitate, to tell any
court, you basically told me you're
going to kill him.”

           LEX
“See. Another dense accuse. Superman
you can't touch me anymore. I can buy
any Judge or court of law and do what
ever I want and no one dispute my word
after give them a couple of thousand
of dollars. You see how people will
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                just look the over way, when properly
                motivated.”

Superman walks firmly toward Lex. He rests his hand on Lex’s shoulder.

                           LEX
                What’re you doing? I think you've out
                used your welcome now. I really
                mustn't keep the press waiting.

                           SUPERMAN
                (Slowly imposing force on his shoulder)
                You know you're go slip up sooner or
                later, Luthor. And when you do, not
                all the money in the world will keep
                you from going to jail. And now, I
                want you to announce that the rate
                will remain the same for the year.

                           LEX
                (Suffering and cries)
                Sorry, I will not let you foil my plan
                again. Go ahead if violence is what
                all you can do with the sacred power
                you have. I'm sure the press would
                like to see Superman manhandle an
                innocent person, in their own home,
                which might add you also broke into my
                home, I don't think it look good on
                the front page Superman breaking and
                entering cripples wealthy
                industrialist.

Lex knows Superman very well. Superman releases him and searches for
new idea.

                           LEX
                           (Smiles broadly)
                Chicken, Superman?
                You know as I got out of the jail, I
                suddenly realized something.
                If I could be a genius criminal, I
                could be a genius businessman. I need
                not to commit crime for money and
                land...

                           (thinks for a while)
                Or let’s put it this way, I commit
                crime in a way that is not under your
                specialty. You can do nothing to me.
                Ha...Ha...
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                   (walks to the bar counter and pours himself a wine)
                   With little tricks on the demand and
                   supply markets, money will keep
                   pouring to you all the time. The Asian
                   Economy Crisis and the Terror of Y2K
                   Attack are two of my...
                   Considered as minor accomplishments.

                   (looks at Superman nastily)
                   Why do I tell all these to you? You
                   know nothing.

                   (sipping his wine)
                   It’s just funny looking at you, well
                   built but...
                   (points on his head)
                   Lack of this. Ha...ha...

Superman looks at Lex’s nicely combed and stylish hair.

He gets an idea.

                              SUPERMAN
                   Fine. If you are insisting to double
                   up the price, I will give you a new
                   hairdo during the announcement.

Superman blows. Lex’s wig has been removed and his bald revealed. Lex
is shocked. He shouts out loudly and catches back his wig.

                              SUPERMAN
                   That’s exactly what I’m going to do.
                   This is your choice for the front page
                   tomorrow.
                   ‘Mr. Luthor is Bald’ or ‘Mr. Luthor is
                   generous’.

                              LEX
                        (tries not to show his fear)
                   No, you’ll not do that. Superman will
                   never humiliate people, especially in
                   the public.

                              SUPERMAN
                              (Grins)
                   Yep, you’re right. But who knows I may
                   make an exception. You know...
                   (pointing his head)
                   I am lack of this.

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He gives a reassuring wink to Lex before flying away. Lex is left
alone, holding his wig in anger.



EXT OF THE LEX CORP TOWER

The crowd starts to make noise; shouting and protesting while Jimmy is
busy in snapping photos and Lois is shoving and scrambling to get a
better view. Silence fills the room when Lex walks to the stage,
accompanied and protected by his bodyguards. The announcement is about
to be made.
                           LEX
                With the addition of the B13
                Technology, the city's power supply
                will last for until the next
                millennium, even with lose of the main
                power plant...
                (There for pauses, he turns)

He sees Superman is just standing right in front of a rooftop of a
high-rise. His cape flutters heroically and his finger points on Lex’s
hair.

                           LEX
                (Angry and unwillingly)
                The rate will remain the same for the
                year.

The crowd is silent with the surprise. Only after Lex retreats back to
his building, they awake and cheer out loudly.

                            THE CROWD
                Hooray!

                           LOIS
                     (Blinks)
                I just don’t believe it. It's not like
                Lex to just ease up like this,
                especially not when had strangle hold
                on the city and its power needs.

                           JIMMY
                Gee Lois maybe it was some higher
                power that made Lex see the light.

She notices that Lex was angrily focusing on one sight just now. She
takes a glance in the direction and sees Superman standing on the
building. Superman turns and spots Lois. He smiles and waves to her
before he flies away.

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                           LOIS
                I think you could say that Jimmy.
                (Whisper to her own self)
                I don't know what you did Superman,
                but you this city again and without
                any property damage this time but
                whatever you did, it really ticked off
                Lex.
                {she smiles good).

While she is still in a daze, a voice breaks in.

                             VOICE
                Lois!
                Hey, Lois!

Clark runs toward her in a rush. As Lois turns to him, Clark
accidentally stumbles on a thrown banner and falls down.

                           LOIS
                (Shakes her head slightly)
                Oh, Clark...”

She walks toward him to assist.

                           LOIS
                     (Cradles his shoulder)
                Are you alright? Seems you missed the
                big announcement today but at least
                you made out men's room to join us.

Clark cleans away the dirt from his shirt and tries to be steady.

                           CLARK
                I’m fine.
                This is difficult to find someone,
                especially in the crowd.

                           LOIS
                     (Smiles helplessly)
                You are...pretty funny...sometime.

                           CLARK
                (Tries to get away from the embarrassment)
                Mr. Luthor is just a nice man. We may
                have had the wrong impression of him
                in the past.

                          LOIS
          (Glances to the building where Superman stood just now)

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                I know he had done something that made
                the miracle comes.

                            CLARK
                Who?

                            LOIS
                Superman.

                           CLARK
                Maybe he did.

                           JIMMY
                     (Appears from behind)
                Superman? Is he here? Lois, why didn’t
                you tell me? I may snap some photos of
                him for the article. Chief will love
                it.

                           LOIS
                     (Pleasantly)
                He requires no publication.

A GIRL calls for Jimmy from far.

                           THE GIRL
                Jimmy! We are leaving now!

                           JIMMY
                     (Slightly flush)
                I’ll meet you back at office. See you
                guys later.

He runs toward the girl. They hug and kiss before they walk away.

                           CLARK
                Lois, let’s go back!

Clark walks away without noticing Lois is still standing stiffly.

                           CLARK
                     (Dusting himself off)
                Lois, what's wrong? Is it Luthor?
                You're right, he was a criminal and a
                crook, but sooner or later he will
                mess up and get what he deserved.

                (Adjusting his tie)
                I know it's not fair but he is rich
                and powerful and
                ...Well, he won his appeal and the
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                sentence of keeping him 30 years in
                jail was dropped... There is no way
                show that he wasn’t innocent. We might
                not like it but we are journalist and
                are supposed to be impartial.

                Lois I know I just hate when he gets
                off every time, it seems we have him
                , and always comes as the great
                philanthropist in Metropolis and
                people think he's doing it all for
                them, but anything does, he does for
                himself or to further his criminal
                plans and everyone thinks he has done
                a great job just to help them out!"

                (Turns to Lois as there is no response)
                “Lois?”

He sees Lois is still standing in her original position. She is
staring at the crowd, where a few couples cheerfully talk and hug each
other under the sun. She glances on them jealously.

                             CLARK
                        (Walks toward her)
                Lois?

                           LOIS
                     (Wistfully)
                Look at them,
                They are so...lucky...

Clark turns and takes a glance on those couples. His eyes soften. He
understands her feeling.

                           CLARK
                           (Earnest)
                Lois, I promise you. We will have it
                one day.

                           LOIS
                     (Glances up Clark)
                Why does a chicken only get two legs
                instead of four, then we could have
                more drumstick?

                           CLARK
                     (Shrugs)
                I...I don’t know. This whole chicken
                thing is a little weird.

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                           LOIS
                Oh, thanks. I’m glad you know that.

                             CLARK
                (confused)
                Know what?

                           LOIS
                (walks away)
                Your weird promise.

                           CLARK
                     (Paces up)
                By the way, I invite you to come to my
                apartment for tonight dinner, Lois."
                     (Lois is silent)
                “Please...

                           LOIS
                     (Smiles)
                My pleasure.

He has decided to share his secret with her tonight.



INT OF THE CONFERENCE ROOM IN LEX CORP. TOWER

The imposing metallic door’s panels slide opened and stomp in the fury
Lex Luthor, accompanied by a sullen looking lady, Mercy Graves. He is
getting very mad at the humiliation of this afternoon. He has called
for an Emergency Meeting with all of the geniuses from different
departments.

Waiting in the room are Dr. CHIN, the armor mechanic and scientist;
Dr. FRANK OLDEN, the astronomer and satellite engineer; Dr. CHRIS, the
material analyst and scientist; Mr. TYSON, the head of the largest
gangster group in Metropolis. All of them sit beside a round table.

                           LEX
                     (Expresses his anger)
                Gentlemen, I’ve a hell of a day and
                I’m not in a very good mood. So, let’s
                make this short.
                     (Faces Dr. Chin)
                Dr. Chin, where is my Lexgun?

Dr. Chin, a small size Chinese talks in a very low voice while
pressing a button on the device in his hand.

                             DR. CHIN
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                Here it is.



INT OF AN EXPERIMENT LAB NEAR TO THE CONFERENCE ROOM

Two panels of the door are slowly opened and a pedestal elegantly
recesses out. On top of the pedestal is a sophisticated electro-
magnetic cannon, the LEXGUN. Beside it, a huge piece of massive steel
block is placed.

Dr. Chin walks into the lab. He takes the cannon and demonstrates it
in front of Lex. He fires the steel block. A piercing explosion
ensues. The steel block crashes and is broken into pieces.

Lex is unhappy with the performance as Dr. Chin walks out from the
lab.

                           LEX
                      (Contemptuous look)
                Do you read the brief, Dr. Chin?
                Do I need to write it down in Chinese?
                Now I see, you like to see me writing
                in Chinese, do you? How about this
                word?

Lex writes the word of “Death” in Chinese.

                           DR. CHIN
                           (flushes)
                I’m sorry, Mr. Luthor. I’m English ed.

                           LEX
                What the heck am I giving a Chinese
                lesson here?
                It means GO TO HELL, clear?

                           DR. CHIN
                     (In scare)
                Actually...I have located a chamber
                for the installation of the
                Kryptonite...and then the radiation of
                the Kryptonite can be strengthened and
                radiates as far as we wish...then
                Superman will definitely not have any
                chance to survive...but the
                Kryptonite...

Lex turns and glances at Dr. Frank Olden fiercely while Dr. Chin is
experiencing relief.

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                           DR. FRANK OLDEN
                     (Stammers)
                I’m...
                Still working on it...

                           LEX
                     (Scowls)
                You still don’t get it! You have spent
                millions of my money to buy all the
                equipment, satellites and planes you
                want. And you’re telling me that I’m
                getting back nothing from my
                investment!

Everyone is frightened and silent.

Suddenly, Tyson, a tall and beefy guy yells.

                           TYSON
                Hey guys! Look over here!

                     (Points to his square)
                Yeah, right over here and don’t miss
                it!

He suddenly rips off his shirt and he is wearing superman costume
inside!

                           TYSON
                (Arches his blow and nods proudly)
                I’m Superman!

Everyone is speechless. Their faces are dreadful, especially Lex’s.
Tyson seems unnoticeable about their reactions.

                           TYSON
                     (Excited)
                Isn’t it cool? I brought it in E-Bay
                and they said Mr. Reeve wore it
                before! You will not believe the
                price. It is 100-percent cotton. It is
                very affordable and only...

The crimson spreading across Lex’s face. His cheek twitches violently.

                           LEX
                      (Shouts furiously)
                JACK TYSON! You have only two choices!
                One, you have your 100-percent cotton
                shirt out of my sight. Or you have

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                yourself together with the ‘100
                percent’ disappear from here!

Mr. Tyson flushes. He begins to button up his coat.

                           TYSON
                Come on... loosen up, I just tried to
                offer my help to entertain...

                           LEX
                You’re not welcomed.
                And don’t do it again!

                           DR. FRANK
                     (Tries to speak)
                ...Actually...we have...

                           LEX
                     (Orders)
                Say it out loud!

                           DR. FRANK
                We have located that a mini meteor is
                going to invade into the earth in the
                next two days. And from Dr. Christ’s
                analysis, the substance and
                composition of the Meteor is very
                close to kryptonite...

Lex takes a glance on Dr. Christ, who at once goes to switch on the
computer. The screen on wall flickers on, showing the meteor travels
in outer space and the analysis of Dr. Christ with words, diagrams and
3-D modal.

                           DR. CHRIST
                (Pointing the speeding meteor)
                It is... the Kryptonite... maybe.

                           LEX
                     (Excited)
                That’s what you should report on.
                You’ve better locate where the meteor
                is going to land. MERCY prepares the
                transportation. Let’s move now!"

                           DR. CHIN
                And, Mr. Luthor...
                How about the gun...

                           LEX
                Mr. Tyson, now you can have some fun.
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INT OF CLARK APARTMENT -NIGHT

Clark is arranging the dinner table and putting all the food nicely on
their respective position. He is wearing a nice suit and very
delightful today. He stands in front of a mirror and has his practice
on the ways to reveal his identity to Lois.

CLOSE SHOT of the IMAGE of Clark in the mirror

                           CLARK
                (Taking off his glasses, speaks with different tones,
                poses and expressions.)
                Lois, I am Superman.

                Lois, I am SUPERMAN!

                Surprise, I’m SUPERMAN!

He is looking forward to the happiness they will share after
revelation. He briskly puts on his glasses and goes to open the door,
as the doorbell rings. Lois is standing in front of the opened door
with her formal dress.

                           CLARK
                Welcome, Lois.

They walk to the dinner table.

                           CLARK
                Just came from the office?

                           LOIS
                Pulitzer Prize comes with a price.

                     (Looks at the food)
                I can tell someone will have to burn
                the midnight oil tonight.

                           CLARK
                Actually it takes me only a few
                minutes...

                           LOIS
                     (Interrupts)
                Would you please excuse me...



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Lois excuses herself to go to the rest room. Clark steps in front of
the mirror. He has a deep breath while taking off his spectacles. He
turns back as he hears Lois is walking toward him.


                           LOIS
                     (Exclaims)
                Clark, you look great and cute without
                glasses.

Clark is surprised when she cannot recognize him at once.

                           LOIS
                     (Squints)
                Wait a minute. You look familiar...
                     (Surprised)
                You are SUPERMAN!

                           CLARK
                Yes, I am. Lois.

                           LOIS
                No, I mean... Your face may look very
                much alike to Superman! Why didn’t I
                notice it from the day we first met!

                     (Then chuckles slightly)
                 Perhaps your personalities, which are
                entirely different from Superman, that
                have stopped me from believing you and
                him are very much alike.

                This is just ridiculous. Ha...Ha...
                How can Superman share the same face
                with you!

Clark is slightly nervous. He takes a deep breath and then poses in
Superman’s classic stance.

                           CLARK
                           (A bit nervous)
                Lois...I am...Superman!

Lois pauses for a while. Then she laughs her head off.

                           LOIS
                Ha...Ha... Stop it, Clark! You’re very
                humorous...Ha...Ha... This is really
                ridiculous now and doesn’t make any
                sense. Ha...Ha... I can’t afford it
                anymore...Ha...Ha...
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                           CLARK
                     (Frowns)
                Lois, I am...

                           LOIS
                (Still laughing, extends her hand to stop Clark)
                Ha...ha... Yeah right, you are...
                Ha...ha...and I am wonderwoman
                coincidentally... ha...ha...

Clark turns and looks back his image in the mirror. He is amused, as
Lois denies him. However, he takes a further step to prove that he is
the man, she in love with. He walks close to Lois.

Clark expresses his love while trying to hug her and KISS her.

                           CLARK
                           (Tenderly)
                I LOVE YOU, LOIS!

Lois gets a shock of Clark’s sudden action. She withdraws to avoid his
embrace and kiss.

                           LOIS
                     (Uneasy)
                Clark, please don’t do this again.
                This is impossible for us. We’re good
                friends and that’s all. And you have
                always known that I am in love with
                Superman.

                           CLARK
                Why...why is this impossible?
                I can love you as much as he does and
                even more than that!

                           LOIS
                           (tries to fake him out)
                What do we have today?
                I’m kind of hungry.

                           CLARK
                           (compassion)
                I LOVE YOU, LOIS.

                           LOIS
                No, Clark. I will not love you.

Clark is disappointed now. He tries to make Lois accepts what he is.

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                           CLARK
                Lois, you see, Superman cannot always
                be with you. He belongs to the earth.
                You would never have a complete of
                him.

                           LOIS
                I don’t mind... I just wish to be with
                him in every possible moment. I don’t
                ask for much...

                           CLARK
                Lois, you don’t understand. Somehow
                Superman is not real. I’m real. I can
                assure you that I will love you as
                much as he does.

                           LOIS
                     (Getting frustrated)
                Clark, can you understand that you are
                not Superman, though you may look very
                much like him. There are apparently
                great differences between you and him.
                He is kind, strong, bold, brilliant
                and immortal. He stands for the
                justice and peace. And...And he can
                always save me whenever I am in
                danger.

Clark is very upset and getting confused. He takes on his glasses.

                           CLARK
                     (Mutters)
                And he is an alien.

Lois gets angry and starts speaking out of her mind.

                           LOIS
                     (Furious)
                Yeah, and you’re the human, the
                jealous and arrogant human being.
                Every time when there is something not
                right, you’ll be the first one to
                disappear, my dear gutless human. You
                thought by being not smoking, drinking
                or womanizing, you would be decent and
                nice. Don’t you forget you’re only a
                geeky Smallville!

Clark is totally upset. The words are totally shattering his heart.

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                           CLARK
                           (deeply hurt)
                Will you still love him if he isn’t
                super anymore?
                ...If he is just as ordinary as me...?

                           LOIS
                           (Shouts)
                It’s none of your business!

                           CLARK
                           (Winces)
                I bet you won’t...will you?

Lois has totally lost her temper. She slaps Clark, who stands firm
without any moving.

                           LOIS
                You’re insulting me! No matter what
                will happen, I will not love you. I’m
                leaving now!

Lois walks out and slams the door shut.



EXT. APARTMENT CORRIDOR

Lois walks to the lift.

                           LOIS
                     (mutters)
                You can’t fool Miss Lane.
                You can’t make fun of her.
                She is not a stupid idiot.

She winces while swinging her painful hand to alleviate the pain.

                           LOIS
                What’s a metallic face!



INT. CLARK’S APARTMENT

Clark is freezing in the apartment. Although the food is still lying
nicely on the dining table, it is cold already. He can’t imagine that
the date has ended in a disaster.



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INT. BEDROOM OF LOIS’S APARTMENT

Lois changes to her pajama after a hot bath. She sits on her pink bed
and dries her hair with the towel. She still can't stop thinking about
the dinner just now. The Man she loves and her partner and friend are
all the same man but how blind not to see it before, not knowing the
person she's most of days and nights with. This is ridiculous and
impossible.

She takes out a photo of Clark and Superman from her drawer and put
them side-by-side. She can see the likenesses now. But she can’t
accept it. She isn’t a dumb ass that doesn’t notice the story of year
right in front of her. It would hurt her ego deeply.

                             LOIS
                  Clark is not Superman. He is not
                  Superman. He is not... he is not. He
                  is not! I’m Lois lane, the most
                  perceptive reporter of the year. If he
                  was Superman, I would notice it for
                  the very beginning. So, he is not
                  Superman. Right, he isn’t Superman. He
                  is only a farm boy who tries to woo
                  me. Yes, he is just a Smallville. Yes,
                  he is just a simple boy that tries to
                  fool the smart girl. That’s right.

She then buries her head in a pillow and softly cries herself to
sleep.



THE OUTER SPACE

The mini meteor travels in a great velocity and gets nearer toward the
earth.



The next day

INT OF THE DAILY PLANET

CLARK is typing at his workstation as LOIS coming in her place which
is in front of Clark’s.

                             CLARK
                       (Tentative smile)
                  “Good morning, Lois.”


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Lois intentionally ignores him. She takes her files and disk from her
bag and starts her day. Clark thinks of giving another try but then he
saves it and back to work.

Lois is searching a file on her desk and she spots it on Clark’s desk.
She stops a REPORTER bustles by her place.

                           LOIS
                     (Pointing at the file)
                Danny, would you please pass the black
                file to me?

                           DANNY
                Lois, I’m kind of busy,
                Can you take...

                          LOIS
                     (Plaintive)
                Please?

DANNY goes to take the file and pass to Lois. He walks away, looking
curiously at Clark and Lois.

                           CLARK
                Lois, I think we should talk...

                           LOIS
                           (Pretends)
                Do I hear something?
                Anyone talks to me?

                     (Jimmy walks pass)
                Jimmy, are you talking to me?

                           JIMMY
                           (Puzzles)
                What, Lois?

                           A VOICE FROM BACKGROUND
                Jimmy, I need you here!

                           JIMMY
                     (To Lois and slips away)
                Catch you up later...
                I got work to do.

                           LOIS
                     (backs to her seat)
                Maybe the lizard grunts.


                                                                       40
Jimmy is getting famous and popular in the office. As he is talented
in the computer and Internet, he is busy in offering his help to most
of the staffs.

                           EMPLOYEE 1
                           (Frustrated)
                See I can do nothing on it!

                           JIMMY
                     (Looking at the computer screen)
                Well, just because you don’t have the
                right software!

                     (Manipulating certain keys)
                You may download it from the Internet.
                Here is the website.

                           EMPLOYEE 2
                     (Waving Jimmy from a distance)
                Jimmy, Quick, come over here!
                We are having Hacker getting in our site!

                           JIMMY
                     (Hurtles to Employee 2)
                Right away!

                           EMPLOYEE 1
                     (Happy to see thing works on his computer)
                Thanks, Jimmy.

Jimmy is with employee 2 looking at a monitor screen.

CLOSE SHOT of the screen seeing the ARTICLE in the DAILY PLANET
WEBSITE is being erased.

                           JIMMY
                     (Takes a seat and starts manipulating keys)
                He gonna regret all his life of doing
                this. Enjoy my new virus ‘Kiss Me
                Goodbye’!

                           EMPLOYEE 2
                           (astonished)
                I thought you’re only good in lens,
                Jim.

                           JIMMY
                I major Computer Science in college
                now.


                                                                        41
PERRY WHITE comes from his office, seeing Jimmy running around the
whole office.

                            PERRY
                      (Shout loudly)
                 What the flying bug does in my office?
                 Jimmy Olsen, come into my room now!

Jimmy is startled. He glances on Clark, who shrugs and smiles
helplessly back to him. With no choice, he reluctantly walks to
Perry’s office.



INT OF PERRY OFFICE

Jimmy gets in.

                            PERRY
                 Don’t slouch, move fast!

Jimmy walks to his desk in afraid.

                            PERRY
                 We can’t afford to lose any seconds.
                 There are so many things to learn in
                 so little time. Literature, science,
                 sport, art, music, business,
                 management and this cool box so called
                 computer, Internet and information
                 technology. Do we have time to learn
                 them all? Can we read, play and sleep
                 in a same time? Can we be good in
                 every field? Can Tiger Wood kick a
                 ball? Can David Beckham make a swing?
                 Can America stop being cowboy bully?
                 Can Iraq be the mother’s good boy? Can
                 Chinese have human right? Can the
                 world peace even be achieved? Jimmy
                 Olsen!

                            JIMMY
                      (doubtful)
                 Talking to me? No, they can’t...
                 certainly they can’t.

                            PERRY
                 But I can! When I was in your age, I
                 ran the whole newsroom. I wrote, I
                 edited, I probed, I printed, I copied
                 and I handled everything.
                                                                     42
                (waiting Jimmy to respond, but he
                doesn’t.)
                Jimmy Olsen!

                            JIMMY
                            (awakes)
                Yes, yes!
                           (fakes)
                Whoa, chief! You’re truly a superman!

                           PERRY
                Yes, I am... indeed. I can do
                everything... almost... but this
                little box...

Perry’s tone changes soft in a sudden.

                           PERRY
                Jimmy, do you know how can I get Elvis
                latest golden collection from the
                Internet?

Jimmy smiles and has a relief.

                           JIMMY
                     (Comes next to Perry)
                First of all, you’ve to log in.

They are having a pleasant dialogue afterward.



INT OF DAILY PLANET

Jimmy exits from Perry’s office.


                           PERRY
                (sticks his head out from his office)
                Thanks, Olsen. Lunch on me this afternoon.

                           JIMMY
                           (Excited)
                Did you all hear that? He thanks me!
                He is going to treat me lunch! He’s
                never done that before!

However there is not a response from either Clark or Lois. They seem
preoccupied with their work and the tension is clearly sensed. At last

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Jimmy notices that there is something not right between two of his
good friends.

                           JIMMY
                Hey, my good friends. What’s wrong
                between both of you?

                           LOIS
                           (Keeps typing)
                Nothing.

And Clark gives a tentative smile to him for his concern.

                           LOIS
                     (Still with her vision on the screen)
                Jimmy, can you please help me to ask
                THAT workstation’s master to pass over
                the diskette of Professor King report
                to me.

Jimmy turns and glances to Clark doubtfully. Clark quickly searches in
his drawer and passes the diskette to Jimmy. Jimmy then passes it to
Lois. She puts it into the drive and reads it.

Clark shouts as he gets another diskette in his drawer.

                           CLARK
                Hold on, that is the wrong diskette!

Suddenly, images appear on Lois’s computer screen.
                YOU ARE HAVING A LOVE LETTER! I LOVE YOU!

Her computer jams up and burns out.
                Kaboommm...

Lois angrily stares at Clark with her face full of stain and dirt.

                           CLARK
                     (smiles sheepishly)
                Is Jimmy’s.

                           JIMMY
                     (wary smiles)
                We can’t court on computer everything,
                can we?



The night of the day

EXT OF LOIS’S APARTMENT BALCONY TERRACE
                                                                     44
Lois keeps watching the clock on the wall in the living room.
Apparently, Superman is very late for the date. She is getting anxiety
and worry about Superman. She paces impatiently to the balcony to look
for him, but there is not a single sign of him. She sits back on the
dining chair and keeps waiting.

A sentimental music is on.

On another corner, Superman is observing every single movement of
Lois. He stands far away on the roof of a building, which keeps a
distance with Lois. Due to the cold weather and a light dress Lois is
wearing, she is caught by flu. Every time she sneezes, Superman frowns
with concern. He quickly blows some warm air toward Lois. Lois notices
Superman’s presence when she is enjoying in the warm air that is
blowing towards her as if her lover is caressing her. She walks toward
the balcony and asks tenderly.

                              LOIS
                   Superman, are you out there?

But there is no reply after a long silence. She is very disappointed
and walks back to her apartment. Then, Superman flies away.



The next day

EXT OF A DESSERT

A few trucks are speeding in the desert that cause some turbulence of
sand and haze. The CAMERA slowly rolls over to reveal that Lex and his
gangs are riding in the trucks.

CLOSE SHOT of MR. TYSON

Strange enough, Mr. Tyson is wearing a tight black leather outfit
similar to the Batman costume in the hot and dry afternoon. It has
drawn much of Lex’s attention as most of them are sweating heavily.

                              LEX
                              (Frowns curiously)
                   Does your brain function lately?
                   Don’t you feel hot,
                   Wearing such a ‘thick and tight –
                   leather shirt’?

Mr. Tyson runs his hand over his face to take off the sweat.

                              TYSON
                   Yes, I do. But what the hell...
                                                                       45
                I’ve no choice.
                I‘ve it scheduled for today.

Lex is pissed off

                           LEX
                What the heck... he doesn’t even have
                it!

                     (Turns to Mr. Frank Olden)
                Where is the place!

                           FRANK OLDEN
                     (Holds a device)
                From the indicator,
                it will land 10 miles west of here.

                           LEX
                You‘ve better be sure about it.
                Because if you’re not, you'll have to
                worry about then just my temper Dr.

                           MERCY
                           (Shouts suddenly)
                Lex, look up!

LONG SHOT showing an inferno is bolting piercingly across the sky to
the west with a long blazing tail.

                            LEX
                Let’s go!



EXT OF THE PLACE WHERE THE METEOR LANDS

CLOSE SHOT of the meteor showing it has broken into two fragments
during its invasion. Explosion happens when it collides. One of the
fragments has landed right on the ‘Door’ of pathway and sunk. The
other one does not and it remains on the ground. Lex troops arrive.

                           LEX
                           (Commands)
                Get down the truck!
                Search for the meteor!

All of them bustle down and start the search work.

Mr. Tyson runs back to Lex, carrying a rock in his hand.

                            TYSON
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                     (Shows Lex the rock)
                Is it the one?

                           LEX
                     (Looks at it and is disappointed)
                Mr. Tyson, it’s only some kind of
                granite. Do you have any idea what we
                are doing now?
                     (shouts)
                We are looking for the meteor!

                           TYSON
                           (Blushes slightly)
                Well, how does it look like?

                           LEX
                           (tries to calm himself down)
                Just get some things special, would you?

Tyson disappears but soon returns hauling a massive rock.

                           TYSON
                Hey, guy! Come and push it!

                           LEX
                     (Walks toward him)
                What’s it?

                           TYSON
                     (A little excited)
                Don’t you think it’s a little odd to
                have such a big rock in this deserted
                area. It’s the meteor!

                           LEX
                           (Irritated)
                Anyone carrying a gun?

                           TYSON
                Yes, I do
                     (takes his gun and shows to Lex)
                What do you want it for?

                           LEX
                           (pissed off)
                Get lost now!

Tyson quick runs away but rushing back after a while.

                          TYSON
                     (Shouting while returning to Lex)
                                                            47
                Mr. Luthor, I’ve to show you this!

Tyson reveals the thing he holds in his palm as Lex looking at it
attentively.

                           LEX
                           (Frowns)
                What? A cactus?

                           TYSON
                No, a tiny cactus.

                           LEX
                What does it have to do with me?

                           TYSON
                Don’t you think it will be nice
                putting it on my desk? You know I
                always think of putting some plants on
                my desk. It just looks perfect for me.

                           LEX
                     (tries to be as calm as he can)
                Give the gun to me...
                Give it to me...
                     (but in vain)
                GIVE IT TO ME!

Life is sometimes very difficult for Lex, especially working with some
low IQ idiots.

                           TYSON
                Calm down, Lex. You can have as much
                as you need.
                There is plenty of it.


Out of a sudden, Mercy screams loudly

                           Mercy
                I got it, I got it!

All of them rush to Mercy. She is holding a palm-size crystal-like
black rock. The rock is truly black and strange.

                           LEX
                Dr. Christ, convince me that this
                piece of black rock is the meteor, the
                kryptonite.

                           DR. CHRIST
                                                                     48
                           (Not sure)
                I think this is not the meteor. Let’s
                go and search again.

However Mercy is happy with what she found. She walks back to the
truck and looks at the detail of the rock. Suddenly the rock is
activated and fires to one of the trucks. The truck is blasted into
ashes!

Everyone turns back and looks at the ashes unbelievingly. They are
shocked with the power of the rock.

                           LEX
                     (Commands excitedly)
                Quick, pass it to me!

Lex holds the rock under the sun. He discovers that when light gets
through the fragment in a special order, the light intensity increases
a thousand times. He smirks with the entire plan in his mind.



EXT OF THE METROPOLIS

Lois is walking on the street back to the office. She stops and
glances on a displayed item in the window of a stationery shop. It is
a MINI GLOBE.

CLOSE SHOT of the GLOBE reveals that it is self-revolving in all the
direction, west to east, north to south.

Lois remembers Prof. King

                     MUFFLED VOICE OF PROF. KING (VO)
                The earth can be disorientated...

A SUDDEN VOICE stirs away her thought

                     VOICE
                Quick run! Robbery!

Lois turns and sees people are running in panic. She quickly blocks a
running man for question. She notices that there is a robbery
downtown. Lois is happy. Instead of running away, she runs toward the
place.



EXT OF A BANK


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Two THUGS have robbed a bank. Both of them are on their way to escape
when the police cars arrive. The thugs immediately unload their weapon
at one of the police cars. The car is blasted and blown to the sky
horribly. The thugs are satisfied with their weapon, the LEXGUN. They
manically shoot at the arrived police cars, blasting them to the sky.
The policemen are scattering away from the blasted cars and running
for shelter in horrified. The thugs take the time to load the sacks of
money into a car.

A blue FIGURE descents from the sky and lands on one of the blasted
car. He puts out the fire with a super-breath. Finally, Lois meets the
man she misses for the last few days.

CLOSE SHOT of the harshly concentrating Superman who standing on the
damaged car.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (to the two thugs)
                We do this the easy way or do this
                the hard way, gentleman? But I suggest
                the easy way, it will save you whole
                world of hurt.

                           THUG 1 & 2
                Skew you Superman! Eat This!

They shoot him the weapon before jumping into the car and running
away. Superman dodges the shot and begins his chase.

                           LOIS
                           (Overjoyed)
                Superman! Superman!
                Over here, Lois is here!

Superman spots Lois on the street and his action pauses. When his
attention falls on Lois, the thugs are just getting a good chance to
shoot him. Superman is hit and falls down to the street with a thud.

                            LOIS
                            (Shrieks)
                Oh, no!

She runs toward Superman.

                           THUG 1
                Yes, we got him! Let’s go now!

Superman soon recovers. He gets up and continues the pursuit.

                           THUG 1
                (puzzle to see Superman flies past their car)
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                Doesn’t he after us?

                           THUG 2
                     (in triumph)
                He is fleeing. We beat him!

They are shocked to see Superman suddenly appears in front of their
speeding car. They hit the brake immediately but have no time to stop
the car. It hits Superman head on and the great momentum lurches the
thugs out, smashing through the windscreen. Superman catches them
firmly with bare hands.

                           SUPERMAN
                Nice throw.

The car front is crumpled badly but Superman is intact.

                           THUG 1
                           (to thug 2)
                Remind me to wear the belt next time.

He sighs a grunt, and then slumps over and goes unconscious. Superman
takes both of the injured thugs and passes them to the police
officers. At the same time, Lois arrives.

                           LOIS
                     (Full of concern)
                Are you all right?

                          Superman
                     (not looking to Lois)
                I’m fine.

Lois notices that there is something not right between them, but she
can’t tell.
                           LOIS
                You...seem distant.
                Are you not feeling well recently?

Although Superman knows that she concerns about him, he doesn’t reply.
He turns back and flies away, leaving Lois alone on the street.



INT OF PERRY OFFICE

                           PERRY
                     (Tosses a paper to his desk)
                What’s this?
                Half page article and ten mistakes?

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                           LOIS
                     (Takes the paper and looks at it)
                I’m sorry, chief.

                           PERRY
                Lois, you’re always the best reporter
                I have. What’s wrong with you?
                You’re just not on your performance
                recently.

                           LOIS
                I’ll be alright.

                           PERRY
                Whatever it is,
                Problem in love or finance,
                Just don’t let it get the best of you.
                OK?

                           LOIS
                Perry you know me...
                I am Lois Lane.

She then exits the room.



INT OF METROPOLIS DAILY PLANET

Clark is sitting in his workstation, has listened to all the
conversation between Lois and Perry. He concerns about Lois as she
walks spiritlessly back to her place.

                           JIMMY
                     (Passes by)
                Are you alright, Lois? You look tired.

                           LOIS
                I’m ok. Maybe I didn’t have enough
                sleep yesterday.
                I’ll be fine, thank you.

                           CLARK
                Are you sure you are OK, Lois?

Lois looks at him and does not answer.

                           CLARK
                I buy you a drink.


                                                                     52
As Clark walks in the pantry, Lois immediately goes in and shuts the
door up.

                           CLARK
                           (Blinks)
                What’s the matter, Lois?

                           LOIS
                     (Walks close to him)
                Are you still angry with me, Clark?

                           CLARK
                (Back to the venting machine awkwardly)
                No, not at all...just confused.

                           LOIS
                           (Sigh)
                Yeah, sometimes, I get confused too.
                Still Clark, I'm sorry about what I
                said on that day. It was totally crazy
                and I didn't mean it.

                           CLARK
                Me too.

                           LOIS
                Clark, you’re always my best friend,
                always.

                           CLARK
                           (disappointed)
                I know. I always know.

                           LOIS
                           (feeling sorry for Clark)
                I’m sorry. My heart was stolen by him
                           (blushes)
                the time he paid me the first visit
                and flew me to the sky...

Clark smiles without answer.

                           LOIS
                           (Earnest)
                Clark, You are the only one who can
                help me. Can you help me, please?

                           CLARK
                What’s this?

                           LOIS
                                                                       53
                There is something not right with
                Superman. I think he is not feeling
                well recently. He has missed our
                meeting 3 times. I know that sometimes
                he does come to your place to get
                information. You can contact him.
                Please tell him that I worry about him
                and ask him to pay me a visit tonight.

As Lois walks away, Clark feels sorry for her.



The Night

EXT OF THE BALCONY TERRACE OF LOIS APARTMENT

Lois is dressing charming and fabulous tonight. She gracefully sits on
the dinning chair, enjoying a glass of wine, waiting for her fond man.

                           VOICE
                Am I getting late?

Lois is excited and turns around.

Superman is standing in front of the balcony holding a bouquet of
different kind of flowers and sporting a cute smile to her.

                           LOIS
                           (Thrilled)
                No, you are just on time.

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Presents the flowers to Lois)
                And these are for you.

Lois is delightful.
                           LOIS
                           (concern)
                Are you okay now? You act so strange
                lately. I...

Superman places his finger on her mouth and glances her gently.

                           SUPERMAN
                How about an outing today?

                           LOIS
                Where?

                           SUPERMAN
                                                                     54
                Let’s see.

Superman carries Lois together with a wine and a basket of food flies
toward the skyline.

TRACKING WITH SUPERMAN, They cross over the cities, the mountains, the
seas and they finally arrive at a very extraordinary place.

THE CAMERA ROLLS BACK to reveal that they are having a very nice and
romantic dinner together in STONEHENGE.

After a romantic sightsee-fly over Metropolis night scenery, they land
back at the balcony.



EXT OF THE BALCONY TERRACE OF LOIS APARTMENT

Lois is in ecstasy to think that their relationship is just getting
better, but for Superman, he actually comes to end it.

She steps forward to kiss him, but he retreats.

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Turns to avoid her eyesight)
                Lois, I think we should not continue
                this... anymore...

                           LOIS
                           (Puzzled)
                What do you mean?

                           SUPERMAN
                I’m afraid that you can’t...
                accept the ordinary me.

                           LOIS
                I love you.

                           SUPERMAN
                You don’t know about me...

                           LOIS
                           (Passionately)
                You’re Kal-El, You was born on a
                planet in the Xeno Galaxy.
                A place called Krypton. You are here
                to fight for truth justice, and the
                American way. You are six feet and...

                             SUPERMAN
                                                                        55
                           (Cuts in)
                I just want you to understand this...
                You may not really be in love with me.
                You may be just having a temporary
                excitement of being Superman girl
                friend. One day when you find out who
                really I am, you will probably not
                love me anymore. I just don’t want you
                to regret it.

                           LOIS
                           (Worried)
                No, I’m not. I’m in love with you!
                ...Where do you get this silly idea?
                Oh, it’s him, Clark!
                Please don’t believe him.
                He just tries to break us up, so that
                he can have a chance to date me.
                He is just a liar and a jerk...

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Winces as pains in his heart)
                Stop it, Lois!
                He didn’t tell me anything. I sense it
                and feel it all by myself.
                You don’t know about me...
                You know nothing about me...
                How can you say that you love me...

                           LOIS
                           (Heart-shattered)
                ...That’s what you’ve felt...I have
                been loving you all the time and with
                all my heart, then, you take it as
                granted. Instead of getting back your
                love, I’m humiliated and insulted.

Tears begin to well up her eyes and she tries her best not to let them
fall.

                           SUPERMAN
                     (Feels sorry for Lois)
                Lois, please don’t cry...
                I’m just confused...actually...I love
                you...but...

                           LOIS
                           (Interrupts)
                Leave my place.
                I don’t want to see you anymore.

                                                                     56
                             SUPERMAN
                  Lois...I...

                             LOIS
                  Please leave!
                  I don’t want you to see me crying!

Superman reluctantly flies away.



After some time

Lois is still weeping while a familiar VOICE evokes.

                             VOICE
                  Why are you crying, my dear?

Lois turns and sees Lex with his two big assistants. She has no mood
to entertain them.

                             LOIS
                  What’re you bastards doing in my
                  apartment? Get lost now!

                             LEX
                             (Smiles broadly)
                  I’m sorry I can’t.
                  I come to get my token!

Two of the assistants come and get Lois. She struggles and knocks both
of them down with a beautiful spinning kick. With a quick move, she
gets to in front of Lex.

                             LOIS
                             (Smiles briefly)
                  For your information, I’m black belt.

Before Lex manages to get his gun from his coat, Lois punches on his
face and manages to escape to the sliding doors. Instead of running,
she pauses.

                             LOIS
                  By the way, why do you want to kidnap
                  me? I’m not rich.

                             LEX
                       (Rubbing his bruised eye)
                  To get Superman.

                            LOIS
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                You think he will come to rescue me?

                           LEX
                Of course, he will.
                He has a heart for you.

                           LOIS
                           (Whispers)
                He does?
                     (After a while of consideration)
                Ok, I go with you.

Lex and his assistants turn to each other and are amused.

                          LEX
          Woman is unpredictable. I believe it now.



Cut to

LONG SHOT to the view of the landscape of Smallville, and then ROLLS
to rest at KENT HOME.



INT OF THE BASEMENT OF KENT HOUSE

Clark is drinking alone. He tries to drown his sorrows. However the
more he drinks the clearer picture it is. LOIS’S VOICE just keeps
replaying on his mind. Even though he has put the last few days behind
them, he can't help remember Lois’s words.

                           LOIS’S VOICE
                ...No matter what will happen, I will
                not love you...
                Every time when there is something not
                right, you’ll be the first one to
                disappear, my dear gutless human. You
                thought by being not smoking, drinking
                or womanizing, you would be decent and
                nice. Don’t you forget you’re only a
                geeky Smallville!
                "...Leave my apartment, I don’t want
                to see you anymore...

A VOICE breaks the silence and the light is on.

                           VOICE
                You don’t drink, son.

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She is Clark’s mother, MARTHA KENT. She walks down the staircase and
towards Clark.

                           CLARK
                           (Stops drinking)
                I’m sorry, Ma. Don’t you worry about
                me, I’ll be fine.

                           MARTHA
                           (Maternally)
                It’s fine for me to worry about you.
                What’s the matter? What’s your
                problem?

                           CLARK
                           (Tries to be fresh)
                Nothing, I just got...a headache.
                That’s all.

                           MARTHA
                Clark Kent. You may be able to change
                the courses of mighty rivers or leap
                tall buildings in single bound, but
                I'm one who used to change your
                dippers, I know when something's wrong
                with little boy. You know your father
                and I love you. And you know you can
                tell us anything, we’re here for you
                anytime you need us no matter what.
                Please Clark, what's wrong and don’t
                give me nothing, young man.

                           CLARK
                I’m sorry, Ma. I shouldn’t let you to
                think of...dad...

                           MARTHA
                It’s alright. He always lives in my
                heart. So tell me, what is your
                problem.

                           CLARK
                     (Tries as calm as he can)
                Ok, I have just broken up with Lois.

                           MARTHA
                Oh, this is very bad.
                I thought you and Lois were getting
                quite well...

                           CLARK
                                                                       59
           (In agony)
Yes...It was...but...
She was in love with Superman not
Clark Kent.
It’s all my fault. I shouldn’t have
tried to reveal my secret identity.
That has confused her and my love to
her as well...

           MARTHA
How did it happen?

           CLARK
I had decided to tell her about my
identity last week. I invited her to
my apartment. I made dinner for both
of us. At that moment, I was so happy
and thought that I might be the
luckiest person of the world. But
instead of the happiness I expected,
it had ended up in a disaster.

When I took off my glasses, she just
couldn’t recognize me! Then, I told
her that l love her as the way I said
to her before, but she just couldn’t
accept the real me. She refused me.

She is only in love with Superman who
is strong, immortal, bold, and can
save her whenever she is in danger.
And in her mind, Clark is a deserter
who always runaway from disaster or a
deceiver pretends to have decent
behaviors or some farm boy who tries
to pretend to be another big city
person but isn't."

           MARTHA
Clark, that’s not a big problem and
what’s more, you are just jealous of
your own self. And aren't you being a
little hard on Lois, this all so new
to her, you can't expect her take this
all in at once or over night.

           CLARK
No, that’s not the point. The point is
she only loves me when I’m in the
outfit. She loves the one with the
cape, but not the one without the
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                cape! I’m confused that she doesn’t
                love me of what I am but the disguise
                of mine.

Martha understands his problem. She thinks for a while, and then she
chuckles slightly.

                           MARTHA
                Ha, theses modern relationships can be
                so confusing.

Clark looks at her doubtfully.

                           MARTHA
                           (Grins)
                Isn’t Lois a smart girl?

                           CLARK
                Yes, she is smart, dedicated,
                confidence, charming, pretty, kind...

                           MARTHA
                Son, you are still very much in love
                with her.
                Just think about why she couldn’t
                recognize you?

                           CLARK
                That’s what bothering me and causes
                all the conflict.

                           MARTHA
                Actually you shouldn’t doubt her love.

                           CLARK
                Mom, I don’t understand. She said
                she’d not love me no matter what will
                happen.

                           MARTHA
                Because she takes you as Clark. For
                her, Clark and superman are definitely
                two different persons that she has
                been so sure about. How could you ask
                her to love you when she is in love
                with the other one of you? She
                definitely can not accept the fact
                that both of you are actually one guy.
                You must be too direct and you’ve
                caught her by surprise.

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                           CLARK
                But why she couldn’t love me when she
                was told that Superman is actually
                Clark?

                           MARTHA
                Trust me, son. She loves you no matter
                who you are. She is not in love with
                your physical form, your cute face,
                and even your cape. She loves your
                personalities, your kindness, your
                courage, and your stance for justice
                and peace. You’ve not reveal any of
                that to her. That’s why she rejects
                you.

Clark suddenly realizes that he has been a fool all the time. He feels
sorry for doubting Lois’s love.

                           CLARK
                     (stands up and tidies up himself)
                Thanks, Ma. Without you, I might have
                made the biggest mistake in my life. I
                know what to do now.

                           MARTHA
                Wait, son. It’s late. It would be
                better for you to drop off and look
                fresh to meet her tomorrow.

Clark smiles and agrees.

The early morning of next day, Martha goes to Clark’s room, but he has
already gone. A message is left on the table.

The message reads:

     "Ma, I couldn't waste any more time. You’ll hear good news from
me soon. Thanks Ma. I love you."



INT OF THE GROUND OF THE EARTH

The fragment of the meteor sinks aggressively in an escalating
velocity. It goes deeper and deeper into the earth.



INT OF LEX PENTHOUSE IN LEX CORP TOWER

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Lois is standing inside a STEEL CAGE. She keeps looking to the
entrance in anxiety. A FIGURE appears at the entrance, and saunters
in. Lois is disappointed. He is Lex.

                           LOIS
                           (Nervously)
                Did you manage to contact him?
                Will he come?

                           LEX
                I had sent out the message but it
                seems no reply. Maybe he is out of the
                covered area.

                           LOIS
                           (very upset)
                He will not come...he will not come...



EXT OF THE ROOFTOP GARDEN OF LOIS APARTMENT

Superman flies and lands on the balcony. With much delight, he starts
looking for Lois, but he fails. Lois has gone. The dinner table, the
dishes and all of the food are still in their original position. He
starts to worry about her and misses her. He holds the glass that Lois
had used on that night and inhales deeply to trace her fragrance.
Suddenly he feels very uneasy when there is a high frequency signal
gets into him.

                           LEX’S VOICE
                Hello, my friend. I have invited your
                sweetie to join my party in my
                building. Care to join me? COME NOW!
                If not, say bye-bye to your love.

Superman is angry. He flies toward Lex Corp. Tower.



INT OF LEX PENTHOUSE IN LEX CORP TOWER

While Lois is still upset, Lex has ordered a huge rock and a thick
steel block to be moved in.

                           LEX
                Don’t be disappointed, he will come
                for sure.
                Cheer up, my dear. Let me show you
                some exciting stuffs.

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Lex presses a button on the device on his hand, a sophisticated cannon
recesses from a corner of the ceiling. It is the LEXGUN loaded with
the fragment of meteor.

                           LEX
                           (Pressing another button)
                Watch out carefully.

The gun is heated up and shots are triggered to the huge rock and the
steel block. The rock turns into powder whereas the steel block melts
completely in just a few seconds.

                           LEX
                (very satisfied)
                How many doses do you think the blue
                bird can resist?
                Huh, How would you like your chicken?
                Half rare would it be good, Lois?

Lois is completely shocked with such demonstration. She knows that she
has made a very big mistake and now she hopes that Superman will never
come.

                           LOIS
                           (shouts)
                Open the cage and let me go!

                           LEX
                           (smiles helplessly)
                Sorry, I can’t

                           LOIS
                You have to let me go,
                I don’t want to play this game anymore.

Lois tries to open the cage herself but it doesn’t help much.

                           LEX
                (shakes his head in dismay)
                Woman...

                           LOIS
                           (Screams)
                Let me out! Or else,
                I’ll kick your ass when I’m outta there!

                           LEX
                I can’t. You’re the only bail that
                Superman will come to risk his life
                for.

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                           LOIS
                     (Tries to be calm)
                Not anymore. You see Superman cares
                for everybody. He may be now capturing
                criminals, saving lives and ...
                     (with reluctance)
                Lois has no special credits for him,
                he will have no time to come to rescue
                me and...


Before Lois gets any further. One cool VOICE breaks in.

                           SUPERMAN (VO)
                Yes, I will.

Superman is standing firmly in front of the entrance.

                           SUPERMAN
                No matter how much it cost,
                I’ll go for it, including my life.

Lois is touched. She is very happy with his presence. But then she
worries about the danger that Superman may in now.

                           LOIS
                           (pleads)
                Superman, please go.
                Don’t bother about me...please.
                It's all a trap.

                           SUPERMAN
                No, I’m not leaving.
                I can’t lose you again.
                I’ve come to bring you back to me.

                           LOIS
                           (tries to be harsh)
                No, I will not go with you. I’m with
                Lex. Didn’t I tell you that I don’t
                want to see you anymore.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (hurts slightly)
                Lois, please don’t do this to me.
                I know that for the last few weeks I
                was just a fool. I shouldn’t doubt
                about your love.

                           (passionate)

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                But now I realize that both of us are
                loving each other and I want to live
                with you for the rest of my life.

                           LOIS
                           (deeply moved)
                Superman...

Both of them looking into each other eyes tenderly, ignoring Lex in
the background.

                           LEX
                           (screams)
                Come on, here is my place!
                Does anybody notice my presence?
                Am I an invisible man!

                           SUPERMAN
                           (politely)
                Oh, I’m sorry, Mr. Luthor.
                What’s your trick now?
                Kryptonite again. Where do you put it?
                You may reveal it to me now.

Superman carefully scans the room to sense the presence of kryptonite.

                           LEX
                Kryptonite? No...No...
                One trick I only play one time.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (cautious)
                Then, what do you have now?
                You’ve better do it quick or else I
                will bring Lois back.

Suddenly, a loud ROARING is heard. Superman, Lex and Lois turn to the
noise.

Mr. Tyson is standing in front of the entrance, roaring like Tarzan,
wearing only a briefs exposing his muscular body.

                           LEX
                 (Putting his hand on his head)
                Oh, no!
                What the heck are you doing here, Mr.
                Tyson!
                You are embarrassing me!

Tyson walks firmly and menacingly toward Superman.

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                           TYSON
                           (earnest)
                Don’t worry, Mr. Luthor.
                I will finish Superman.

Superman frowns curiously as Tyson has standing in front of him.

                           TYSON
                           (threateningly)
                Superman, here will be your grave!

Tyson makes a sudden attack. He gives Superman a powerful punch on his
face, but only caught by Superman. Tyson shouts painfully as his fist
is squeezed. Superman extends another of his hand and flicks his
finger on Tyson’s forehead that knocks him out instantly.

                           LEX
                           (shuts up his eyes)
                What’s a shame!

                           SUPERMAN
                           (shakes his head gently)
                Mr. Luthor, I’m disappointed.
                I’ve overestimated you.

He walks toward Lois after making sure there is no any kryptonite. But
once he reaches the black platform, the LEXGUN is activated
automatically and shoots right on his chest!

Superman, Lois and Lex cry out together.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (suffers)
                Arhhh…!

                           LOIS
                           (shocked)
                Nooo…!

                           LEX
                           (excited)
                Got you!

The beams encase Superman’s body in an eerie red glow. He suffers a
few seconds before he collapses on the floor. Silence recovers. Lex
moves slowly toward superman’s body and kicks on him several times to
see any response from him.

                           LEX
                     (carefully kicking Superman’s body)
                Wake up, wake up! Blue Boy!
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                Come and fight like a man!

Superman does not respond. Is he dead?

                           LEX
                           (screams out loud happily)
                Superman is dead!
                Yes, he is dead!
                I’ve killed Superman!

Lois is frozen by the exclamation. She stares blankly at Superman’s
body. She blames herself for Superman’s death until she faints on to
the floor.

                           LEX
                           (triumphs)
                Mercy! Mercy! Quick come in!
                The story of the millenium!

MERCY runs into the room.

                           LEX
                (overjoyed and pointing at Superman’s body)
                Mercy, see what I have done.
                Didn’t I tell you that I could kill
                Superman?
                I did it! I did it!
                I’m the king of the world!

Mercy is sad when she sees Superman lying on the floor. But she shows
a delightful face to Lex.

                           MERCY
                Oh, Lex. You’re truly wonderful!

                           LEX
                Come, bring me some wines and on the
                music. Today is the biggest
                celebration for me. Ha...Ha...

Lex cheers up and starts dancing with Mercy.

                           LEX
                           (cheering)
                Let’s go party!
                SUPERMAN IS DEAD!



INT OF THE GROUND OF THE EARTH

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The meteor travels at an alarming rate and getting closer to the EARTH
CORE.

FLICKS BETWEEN
The scene of Lex and Mercy dancing while superman lying on the floor,
and
The scene of the meteor getting closer and closer to the Earth Core,
in a very heart-beating music



INT OF LEX PENTHOUSE IN LEX CORP TOWER

The music stops. Lex halts his dancing with Mercy. He suddenly feels
very lonely. For most of his life, he has been trying so hard to kill
Superman and now he did it. He suddenly feels that his life is empty
without Superman. There will be no more great challenges for the rest
of his life. Unbelievably, he feels very sad of Superman’s death. He
sits on the floor gloomily.

                            LEX
                            (miserable)
                 Mercy, I don’t know what should I do
                 next after killing Superman. I have
                 lost my ambition in life now.

At first, Mercy wants to console Lex, but then her face changes to an
unbelievable expression.

                            MERCY
                 (in fright while pointing to the back of Lex)
                 Perhaps...
                 You can kill him one more time...

She runs away.

Lex turns and sees...

Again Superman is standing elegantly in front of Lex!

He looks at Lex furiously. Instead of getting injuries, Superman looks
ever more vigorous and fresh. He holds Lex up and throws him aside.
Lex is stunned by what has happened in front of him.

Superman walks to the cannon position. He breaks the ceiling and the
cannon. He takes out the meteor and has a close look on it. After
that, he walks to the cage, clasps on the steel bars and stretches
them to save Lois.

Lois awakes in the embrace of Superman.

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                           LOIS
                     (seeing Superman vaguely)
                Am I dreaming?

                           SUPERMAN
                           (smiles)
                No, you aren’t.
                We are together now.

Lois is delighted. Tears burn at the edges of her vision. She melts in
his embrace.

                           LOIS
                           (cries)
                Please promise me,
                don’t leave me alone anymore.

                              SUPERMAN
                              (Passionately)
                I promise.

When they are about to KISS, the building suddenly shakes.

THE EARTH STARTS VIBRATING!

Superman senses that something really worse is going to happen.

He brings the "delirious" Lex and locks him up in the steel cage. He
stretches the steel bars back in place.

                           SUPERMAN
                Lois, something really worse is
                happening. I’ve to go now.
                (passes the meteor to Lois)
                Keep it for me and...
                Take care of yourself.

                              LOIS
                              (Whispering)
                You too.

Superman flies away while Lex awakes.

                           LEX
                           (snarling in rage)
                SUPERMAN! Come back and get me out of
                this cage or you'll wish I killed
                YYYOU!



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EXT OF METROPOLIS CITY

VARIOUS SHOTS of the conditions of the city

All of the buildings, trees, people walking on the street, vehicles on
the traffic and etc are shaking. The ground is rumbling and the earth
is vibrating! The sunny morning turns into the gloomy and dark night.
People are dazed and fleeing. Accidents happen.

ANGLE ON an erecting high-rise

Due to the vibration, panels of the precast WALLS of the high-rise
crack and are falling to the crowd on the street. They are screaming
and scattering away but a GIRL is dazed stiffly, looking to the
falling debris. Just in a nick of time, a blue streak swiftly carries
away the girl as the debris hits the ground with thud.

THE GIRL’S POV
                            SUPERMAN
                 (grins to her as he sets her gently on her feet)
                 You’re safe here, girl.

                           THE GIRL
                           (still stunned)
                 Supers...
                      (Car horn blares)
                 ...Man, thanks...
                      (Superman has disappeared)

EXT OF THE STREET

A CAR is having its flat tire, losing control, hurtling down the
street.

                            THE DRIVER
                      (horns and tries hard to control the steer)
                 Get lost! Get lost!

He makes a SUDDEN TURN to avoid the front car, but brings his car
going to bang into a building.

                           THE DRIVER
                           (startled)
                 Nooo!

He jams up his eyes and a great knocking NOISE is heard.

He blinks in confuse as he finds himself in save and no harm. He looks
in front to see Superman smiling to him and has his car stopped and
relocated.

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A deafening thunder bolts across the gloomy sky. Superman flies up the
sky, looking and wondering all this ‘STRANGE’ phenomena. He can tell
that something really worst is on going. He heads to NORTH.



INT OF DAILY PLANET

Files are falling from the cabinets as the building shudders in tense.
Employees are dazed and wondering what is happening. Perry runs from
his office, wearing a safety helmet.

                           PERRY
                     (shouts)
                Holy shit, what’s on earth is going on
                here? Are the monsters back in town?

                           JIMMY
                Easy, chief. It’s just some minor
                earthquake. They wouldn’t return and
                knock you out cold again.

                           PERRY
                (takes off his helmet)
                They wouldn’t?
                Okay, everybody. Listen up! This is no
                an earthquake. Someone might just test
                their new weaponry and endanger the
                city. Think! Imagine! Why is it being
                nighttime at ten o’clock in the
                morning? Who’s behind it? What caused
                it? And how? Now The sun is gone. The
                earth is shaky. Panic ensues
                everywhere. Is this the Doomsday? When
                will it end? And if so, will we
                survive? This isn’t melodrama. This is
                real. This is the greatest story!

                Don’t just stand there.
                Move! Get me the story!
                I want an extensive coverage!
                     (looks around)
                “Where are my best reporters? Where
                are Lois and Clark!

Suddenly, a panel of the suspending ceiling falls and hits on Perry
promptly.

                           PERRY
                     (passing out)
                Where is my helmet...
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                           JIMMY
                (Blushes to see the fallen Perry)
                They aren’t returned, are they?



AN ESTABLISHING SHOT of the Fortress of Solitude

A streak of blue and red flies into the fortress.



INT OF THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE

With a fast move, superman inserts A GREEN CRYSTAL inside one of the
tubes of the crystal structure as a Hologram appears.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (Distracted)
                Tell me, Eradicator! What’re these?
                Why all these strange things occurring?
                What is happening?

                           ERADICATOR
                The earth has been shot.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (stunned)
                Shot? By whom?

A hologram of a 3-D cross section of The Earth appears, seeing the
speeding METEOR along the spiral pathway. The meteor is highlighted
and being analyzed.

                           ERADICATOR
                The activator is Kryptonian technology.
                Probably is by my brother, BRAINIAC.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (shocked)
                Brainiac? He was from Krypton?

                           ERADICATOR
                Yes, he was.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (completely lost)
                What can I do now?

                           ERADICATOR
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                We are leaving now.
                Bring me to the spacecraft.
                The Earth is end.

                           SUPERMAN
                Nooo!
                I’m not leaving!
                I won’t leave them!

                           ERADICATOR
                But there is nothing much you can do
                about it.

                           SUPERMAN
                (panic by himself)
                No! I’m Superman. I can save them.
                Clark Kent, think fast!
                Billion of innocent people will die...

                (suddenly realizes something)
                My father created you to terminate the
                program, didn’t he?
                You have the cure, right?

                           ERADICATOR
                Yes, I do. But it has not been tested
                and proven work,
                and we are running out of time now.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (hurried)
                Give it to me!
                Show me the entrance of the PATHWAY
                NOW!

A pure WHITE CRYSTAL rises from one of the tubes and a SPOT on the 3-D
holographic Earth is highlighted. Superman immediately goes to grab
the crystal.

                           ERADICATOR
                I shall warn you this, Kal-EL.
                You may not be able to save the earth
                but create another catastrophe.
                My technology will merge with my
                brother’s to create a mighty creature.
                The Destructive Servant of Kryptonian,
                DOOMSDAY.
                It is invulnerable, strong and has
                only one...


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Before Eradicator gives further explanation on the mighty creature,
superman impatiently takes the white crystal and flies away.

During his flight to the pathway, the condition on the earth is
getting worse. The shaking intensity is increasing.



INT OF THE NATIONAL GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT

In a shaky room full of computers, screens and radar equipments, Two
seismologists are busily analyzing the data that has just printed out,
when an officer enters it.

                           THE OFFICER
                     (grabbing the door frame for support)
                What on earth is happening right now?
                Why didn’t you guy warn us that we are
                going to have earthquake in
                Metropolis?

The scientist that analyzing the data looks dazed and dreadful.

                           SCIENTIST 1
                           (completely lost)
                Not in Metropolis...
                but the whole world...

                           SCIENTIST 2
                           (panicked)
                Mike! Come and look at this!

He points to a large screen on the wall showing the cross section of
the Earth. The substance of the Earth Core vibrates vigorously.

                           THE OFFICER
                           (distracted)
                What’s wrong?

                           SCIENTIST 1 & 2
                           (exchange startled look)
                It seems...
                The Earth... is going to...
                EXPLODE!



EXT OF THE DESERT WHERE THE METEOR LANDS



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Superman finally finds the “DOOR” of the pathway. He immediately
projects himself to make a huge trajectory. And he plummets like a
speeding bullet that thrusts himself into the ground.

At first, there is tremendous friction produced by the soil against
his move. But then, the friction is getting decreased slowly. At one
particular point, superman meets the pathway.

The pathway is a huge and infinite corridor pouring of jagged and
heated surfaces toward the core!

Without further delay, he bolts toward his destination.



SEVERAL SHOTS of the current condition of the Earth

While on the Earth surface, the degree of shaking is getting violent.
The sky is pitch dark. Thunder and lightning are storming. People are
panicked and scattering for their lives. Cars crashing and buildings
falling. The cities and the people are in a great havoc. Phenomena
such as earthquake, typhoon, hurricane, thunderstorm, ground cracking,
volcano erupting and others are going to happen in every corner of the
earth.

The world is going to an end!



INT OF AN APARTMENT

The residents are escaping from their apartment as the building
shudders violently. A series of metal creaks and grinds is heard, the
lights flicker on and off. They, carrying their belongings running to
the fire escape, are scrambling to get to the exit. People stumble out
and fall, some were trampled and injured. Children are crying.
Suddenly the lights go out, all is black following by a great falling
thud.



INT OF THE PATHWAY

There are numerous infernos and fireballs strike on superman along the
pathway. Although superman is suffering for the tormenting heat, he
sprints forward to find the meteor.

Finally, he sees the meteor. It is very near to the core. Superman
tries to grab on it, but he fails. The inter-magnetized force between
the meteor and the core is too great. He immediately throws the White
Crystal toward the meteor.
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Amazingly, the meteor’s velocity decreases tremendously, and the
vibration of the earth is slowing down. The meteor eventually stops
when it has combined with the crystal.

The earth recovers in rest slowly.

Superman feels relieved. He flies away without noticing the chemistry
reaction between the meteor and the crystal.

It starts to evolve!



EXT OF A NEARBY WATERFALL

The whole body of Superman is as red as blood because of the huge
intense heat in his body. He turns eight and a half somersault and
drops like a skillful Olympics diver when he reaches to a nearby
waterfall. As he hits to the water surface, the splashing is very
insignificant as if an apple has just dropped into the water. Soon the
water is boiled up. Water erupts and evaporates tremendously. The
water level is significantly decreased.

Superman turns up from the water surface.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (relax)
                Arhhh, what’s a relief!

He runs his hands on his hair and nicely replaces his famous forelock.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (looks up to the sky)
                Up, up and away

Superman flies up to the blue sky.



EXT OF THE METROPOLIS CITY

After being swept by the catastrophe, Metropolis is a disaster. Some
buildings have trampled, some buildings have caught fire, the car
accidents are almost everywhere, the traffic is in a mess and the
people are crying for help. Soon the policemen, the firefighters and
the rescue teams have arrived. They are busy in dealing with all the
troubles.

Superman comes and helps.

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VARIOUS SHOTS of Superman’s rescues

First, THE SCENE where Superman saves the people who are trapped in
the damaged cars.

Then, THE SCENE where he puts out the buildings that caught fire.



EXT OF A HIGH-RISE

While Superman is sealing the structure of a damaged building, he
hears someone crying sadly. He views to the remote area.

SUPERMAN’S SUPER VISION POV seeing groups of people are crying for
their family members who are still trapped in the fallen apartment.

Superman immediately goes to help.



EXT OF THE FALLEN APARTMENT

The rescue team members try their best to remove a massive chunk of
debris in order to find an ‘ENTRANCE’ to the trapped victims. But
their effort is in vain.

                           A VOICE
                Gentlemen, let me handle this.

LEADER OF THE RESCUE TEAMS’ POV seeing Superman is raising the massive
chunk effortlessly and reveals the Entrance.

                           LEADER
                Thank you, Superman.
                You saved us all.

                           SUPERMAN
                     (grins)
                Be my guest now.
                     (gestures to the entrance)

The members of rescue team begin to get in the fallen apartment
through the entrance.

The injured victims are transported out. People are glad and cheering.

                           SON
                (runs to his mother as she is carried out)
                Mommy!

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                             MOTHER
                             (cries)
                My baby!

They cry in a deep embrace. Superman is happy seeing the people are
brought back reunion.

Meantime, the worst thing is about to happen.



INT OF THE GROUND

The integration of the crystal and the meteor evolves to a larger
size. It rapidly develops into a creature figure. DOOMSDAY IS BORN!
The CAMERA has a CLOSE-UP on his face when his red eyes snap open.



EXT OF THE METROPOLIS CITY

When most of the people are being brought back together with their
family members, A LADY is still crying for her two kids. Most of the
rescue team’s members have moving out from the apartment.

                           THE LADY
                           (hysterical)
                My children are still in!

                           THE LEADER
                I’m sorry, ma’am.
                We have to temporarily stop the task.
                The building is not structurally safe
                to carry on any further...

                           THE LADY
                           (desperate and lost)
                Nooo! My children are still there!
                Please help my children, please...

                           THE LEADER
                           (feels very sorry)
                We really can’t do much right now.

She runs to the debris but stopped by the team members.

                           THE LADY
                           (cries sadly)
                Steve! Phil!


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Seeing the lady cries in a broken heart, Superman ignores the advice.
He jumps in the Entrance. Out of a sudden, the building collapses
again! Hazy cloud spouts out.

The people and the lady scream out loud, and all are still now.

CLOSE SHOT of the resting debris.

It is quiet and hopeless. But it moves after a few seconds of silence!
A FIGURE can be seen through the cloudy dust, is rising from the
debris!

PAN OVER to reveal that Superman is cradling two kids in his strong
arms!

The lady runs to Superman to get back her kids.

                             THE LADY
                       (cries and hugs her kids)
                  Steve! Phil! Thanks god you’re safe.
                       (glances up superman thankfully)
                  Thanks Superman... thanks,
                  thanks for saving my children!
                       (cries again)
                  I wish I know how to thank you...

                             SUPERMAN
                             (grins gently)
                  You’ve just done it.

The people on the street are cheering and applauding.

All of a sudden, a piercing explosion burst out. A bony and spike hand
punches through the ground and then A FIGURE erupts from the ground
and flies up the sky. It then lands on ground.

CLOSE SHOT of the FIGURE reveals that it is an unearthly monster --
ferocious and gray in appearance, massive and giant in size, leathery
skin pockmarked with rock-like protrusions.

IT IS DOOMSDAY!

Its sudden appearance and inhuman face draw the crowd’s attention as
well as Superman’s.

                             ONLOOKER 1
                             (curious)
                  What on earth is it?

                            ONLOOKER 2
                            (scared)
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                A monster from... the HELL?

                           ONLOOKER 3
                           (stunned)
                It is... THE DOOMSDAY...

After looking around the environment, Doomsday’s hands are charged
with translucent laser ball by stroking its protrusions.

Superman looks at it suspiciously. Suddenly, it fires the laserballs
toward THE CHRYTLER BUILDING.

                             SUPERMAN
                             (exclaims)
                NO!

CLOSE SHOT of the building

The top potion of the building is blasted horribly and turns into an
inferno.

The crowd and Superman are shocked with the power that it has. It is
programmed to continue the task of terminating the earth!

Before Doomsday creates another destruction, Superman takes his
action.

He swoops down to Doomsday and gives it a powerful punch on its face,
dragging it hundred feet away on the street, destroying cars and
lampposts.

Doomsday stands up with no harm and glances on Superman. After getting
its attention, Superman flies away because he does not want to cause
any further damage to the city due to their fight.

Doomsday follows immediately.



EXT OF METROPOLIS HARBOR

Superman turns to confirm if Doomsday is following him. He is shocked
when Doomsday appears in front of him in a sudden. It punches on
Superman’s face and blows him onto a suspended bridge.

CLOSE SHOT of the suspended bridge

The suspended wires are loosen and about to break.



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Doomsday instantly collects its energy and fires a laser ball toward
Superman. Superman crouches to avoid it and it strikes the bridge and
more wires broken. Superman bounds back immediately.

He bolts to Doomsday and slams it continuously until it falls to the
sea. Silence appears.

CLOSE SHOT of the silent sea

Suddenly, the sea roars, an underwater explosion happens. A huge wave
starts to form, gathering its size and speed and rolling toward the
harbor.

ANGLE ON A NEARBY CRUISE

People in a nearby cruise are stunned, screaming and fleeing.

Superman gasps but is quickly settled. His steely blue eyes become red
and huge heat beams unleash. After gaining the continuous intense
heat, the tidal wave soon becomes translucent red. Right before it
strikes on the cruise, it is burst off and splashed into millions of
drops.

Rain falls. A mild wave hits the cruise and the people are in safe.

However, the tidal wave is not completely destroyed. It has attacked
the harbor!

ANGLE ON A FERRY TERMINAL

The force of the wave pushes cargo tanks to hurtle toward a Ferry
Terminal. People inside are screaming and running for lives as the
cargo tanks are going to crash the building. Superman sprints back. He
flies in front of the terminal, places himself against the coming
cargo tanks and pushes in an attempt to stop them down. As the cargo
tanks jam up, they haul Superman and crash him into the building.

ANGLE ON THE SEA

A huge stream of water evokes; following by Doomsday erupts from the
sea. Doomsday begins its task, firing laser balls and destroying the
harbor. Explosions and fires are over all the place.

ANOTHER ANGLE ON THE TERMINAL

After a moment, the wedged cargo tanks are slowly pushed out from the
building. A pair of red boots steps out.

Superman is fine. He immediately takes to the air to confront
Doomsday.

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THE SKY

Doomsday stops its fire. It turns and glances on Superman, who is
blowing strong breath to put out the fire. It waits for him to finish
the task. Now, Doomsday and Superman are floating in the air at the
same level. Deadly silence. For the first time, they are gazing each
other cautiously to analyze each other’s abilities.

Superman tries to reason with Doomsday

                           SUPERMAN
                Who are you?
                What do you want from...

Doomsday makes a sudden attack. It fires at Superman and then
strategically predicts his move and kicks him down to the sea.

Before Doomsday can dip into the sea to get Superman, Superman bolts
from the sea and socks it in its jaw with such tremendous forces that
sends it upwards to the sky. Its body then falls under its weight and
hits the ground with a thud and bits and pieces of rock and crystal
fall off from the impact of Superman's punch.

Superman winces for his knuckle. It’s bleeding. The protrusion has cut
Superman’s hand!

Doomsday is resilient and soon bounces up. It flies toward Superman
and gets him. They struggle until they lose their balance and tumbles
into a warehouse together. The roof rupture awfully as they drop
through it.



EXT OF THE WAREHOUSE

The Warehouse is a long row of factory-like building along the
shoreline. Massive fighting noise can be heard inside the warehouse. A
series of terrible explosion blows up from where they drop in and to
the end of the warehouse. Superman is suddenly blown out from the end
of the building and plummets into the sea hundred feet away. Doomsday
erupts from the building and dives into the sea to get Superman. The
warehouse now is in fire and is destroyed badly.



ANGLE ON THE SEA SURFACE

Superman appears and struggles on the water surface. He almost drowns.
He tends to get off but is immersed into the sea.


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The peacefulness and the calmness of the surface soon have been
superseded by a roaring and violent sight. Now the sea is ferocious
and dangerous.

Another huge water cannon suddenly bursts out. Superman is holding up
Doomsday and flies toward the sky. He flings Doomsday onto the ground
with full force.

Doomsday hits the ground and rebounds repeatedly until it strikes onto
a cargo truck, which is near to the bridge. Silence returns. Doomsday
has quiet down and the ground is left with several large craters.

ANGLE ON SUPERMAN

Superman lands. He pants heavily and looks exhausted after the fight.

CLOSE SHOT OF THE BRIDGE

Due to the great momentum the bridge has received, the suspended wires
are broken; a panel of the floor slabs of the bridge is broken and
tumbled! A mini bus hurtles along towards the gap!

The bus driver immediately hits the emergency break that has stopped
the bus right at its gravity point on the edge.



INT OF THE BUS

Before the bus passengers can breathe a sigh of relief, the bus driver
sneezes. The bus then is unbalance and falls from the bridge to the
sea! All of them shout out loudly and horribly!

SUPERMAN’S POV seeing the falling bus.

Superman responds immediately to save the bus. Against the falling
force, he successfully grabs the bus and goes to put it back on the
ground.

At first, the bus passengers are glad with the presence of Superman.
But then, they are screaming when they see Doomsday is walking towards
them with the charged laser ball on its hands.

Although Superman knows Doomsday is a dangerous enemy to handle, he
can’t help to act fast. When he is putting the bus on ground, he is
shot right at his back by the enormous laser ball. The passengers
scream for Superman.

Superman’s body flew and hit onto the ground miles away. He is
bleeding and injured. As he struggles to his feet, Doomsday appears.

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After a few hard blows, Superman is knocked out. Doomsday holds up
Superman and flies toward the city of Metropolis.



EXT OF THE CITY CENTRE OF METROPOLIS

Everybody is in a terrible shock when they see their savior’s life is
endangered. Superman is lifted over doomsday’s head. He is bleeding
and his costume is ripped. Savagely, Doomsday flings Superman to the
ground as he has done it just now. Superman hits the ground and
rebounds, then is dragged by the huge momentum and hit into a building
hundreds feet away. The crowd is stunned; none of them can imagine
what will come next.

A VOICE screams out.

                            LOIS (VO)
                       SUPERMAN!

A lady is running toward the building where Superman’s body is in. She
is Lois Lane.



INT OF THE BUILDING

The building interior is damaged badly. Lois finally finds Superman
lying on the floor, leaning against a damaged wall. He is in a very
bad condition. His costume and cape are torn and blood is all over his
body. Lois is shuddering and crying.

                           A WEAK VOICE
                Lois, I’m alright.

Superman is still conscious and tries to console Lois. She is relieved
slightly. She hugs him tenderly. A moment later, the earth starts to
shake again. The noise of the crowd and explosion are heard in the
air. Superman struggles to his feet and limps outside.

                           LOIS
                           (cries)
                Superman, please don’t go outside.
                You’re badly wounded.
                           (afraid to say)
                You may get... killed.

Superman wipes off the blood at a corner of his mouth.

                            SUPERMAN
                            (struggles)
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                The people are in the danger.
                They need me. Don’t you love me
                because of my bravery to fight for
                justice and peace?
                I don’t want you to think that I’m a
                coward. I have to stop that creature,
                even if it means my life.

As Lois is watching Superman limping towards the opening where he was
flung in, "Clark” suddenly flashes through her mind.

                           LOIS
                (can’t believe with what she is thinking now.)
                Clark? He is...



EXT OF THE BUILDING, THE METROPOLIS CITY

Superman stands in front of the opening and analyzing the current
situation.

VARIOUS SHOTS OF THE CURRENT SITUATION

There are fires in several of the   buildings with cars flaming in the
streets. Bricks and debris litter   the sidewalks and streets with
burning billboards. People are in   terrible lost and fear. Some are
hurt and most of them fleeing for   lives. The city turns into a
disaster again.

SUPERMAN’S POV seeing the entire army is defeated. All of their
weaponry has not effect on Doomsday. It is still unharmed. Doomsday
fires their cars that hurl some of the armies through the air, and the
rest scattering for lives. Doomsday strikes its laser balls onto the
ground, which consequently shake the earth. And no one can stop it
now.

CLOSE SHOT on Superman’s wounded face

Superman wonders why Doomsday still looks immortal and aggressive. He
tries to figure out some tactics to stop it. Then, he suddenly
remembers the black stone that Lex used to kill him.

FLASH BACK SUPERMAN’S MEMORY OF THE STONE AND THE METEOR.

The stone looks exactly the same to the meteor he found in the
"pathway"! Suddenly, he realizes that the stone is actually part of
the meteor.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (whispers)
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                If the monster is the integration of
                the meteor and the crystal, one part
                of the meteor is actually missing.
                That means some parts of its body are
                not fully developed. There might be
                its weakness!

Valiantly, Superman walks toward Doomsday to spot his weakness, at the
meantime risking his life.

While Doomsday is going to fire to the running troops of army on the
street, Superman appears in front of it and punches on its face.

However, it is a minimal effect on Doomsday this time. Doomsday turns
and grabs superman with both hands. It then locks on Superman’s waist
and squeezes him. Superman groans painfully when his spine is getting
squeezed. The bone on top of Doomsday’s palm thrusts up and into
Superman's back like knife thrusts into him.

Although he is in great suffering, he tries his best to locate the
monster’s weakness.

SUPERMAN has observed that parts beneath the monster’s ears around his
neck seem abnormal and fragile. Superman fires heat beams toward those
parts. Explosion ensues.

After the cloudy dust has sunk and cleared up, both of the immortal
creatures are lying on the floor. Silence returns. Unfortunately only
Doomsday’s body moves. It slowly manages itself to stand up while
Superman is still lying prone on the pavement. But this time, Doomsday
is injured. Slimy fluids come from his neck and flowing down on its
body. The crowd is terrified to see their hero is unconscious and
defeated.

Then, someone is yelling.

                           ONLOOKER 1
                Stand up, Superman!

Another on follows,

                           ONLOOKER 2
                Stand up, Superman!

Then, the whole crowd

                           THE CROWD
                STAND UP, SUPERMAN! STAND UP!
                STAND UP, SUPERMAN!


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Eventually Superman body moves. He staggers at first and stands firm
again!

CLOSE SHOT on Superman and Doomsday

Both of them lock their eyes feverishly and start to move toward each
other. The mortal fighting resumes!

The pair fights as normal human being, throwing punches and kicks
savagely. Their fighting impacts have destructively damaged the nearby
buildings, vehicles and infrastructures. Superman gets more mortal
wounds on his body but he destroys most of the Doomsday’s protrusion
in return. Then, come to one particular moment, both of them grabs on
each other hands to compete their strength. However Doomsday charges
his hands with the laser ball, which hit onto Superman.

Although Superman suffers, this is his intention to aim on its
weakness precisely. Superman fires right to Doomsday’s weakness and he
increases the intensity to a full scale. Doomsday moans in agony. It
cannot escape as its hands are locked. Eventually, another deadly
explosion ensues.

This time there is only one Figure still standing after the cloudy
haze has subsided.

And he is... SUPERMAN!

Superman is standing firmly with his torn cape. Bloodstains are over
his whole body. His broad chest is moving heavily.

He is looking at Doomsday’s body on the floor. Doomsday is dead; its
body is covered with the fluids that doze from his neck. Soon, its
body gradually dissipates and reverts back into water, flame, earth
and air; the basic elements of live forms.

After a few seconds, the crowd cheers upon Superman’s success.
Everyone is getting relieved and excited, but Lois.

Lois runs toward Superman and worries about his injuries. However, she
forgets the danger when there is a broken billboard falling towards
her.

Superman bolts and saves her by grabbing the board in the nick of
time. When the board is slowly put down, the CAMERA takes A CLOSE-UP
on Superman’s face.

His face is very pale and bloodless.

Before the board lands on ground, Superman collapses first.


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CAMERA shoots it in a SLOW MOTION where Superman falls on Lois’s arm,
and the board crashes on to the ground, shattering into pieces.

Lois is terribly shocked!

She is very panicked, but she tries her best to calm down herself.

                           LOIS
                           (tries to have a smile)
                Superman, you’ve won. You have saved
                us again as you’ve always done.
                And... You will be all right this as
                every other time.

                           SUPERMAN
                           (grins slightly)
                But not this time.

                           LOIS
                           (nods violently)
                Yes, you’ll be, you are immortal.

                             SUPERMAN
                             (getting weak)
                I’m dying.

Lois can’t pretend anymore. Tears burn her eyes and fall to her cheek
completely.

                           LOIS
                           (cries)
                Please, please don’t let this happen
                to me. Don’t you remember, you have
                promised me not to leave me alone
                anymore.

                           SUPERMAN
                I’m sorry I can’t keep my promise.

                           LOIS
                           (shouts in a broken heart)
                No, you cannot do this!
                You said you would live with me
                forever! You don’t lie!

Superman raises his hand and touches Lois’s cheek to wipe off her
tears.

                             SUPERMAN
                             (tenderly)

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                   Lois, I want you to share with me my
                   secret identity.
                   I don’t want you to get confused.
                   ...I’m Clark.

Lois is stunned and surprised by the declaration.

                        LOIS
                        (sobbing)
                   I should know it from the day you told
                   me. But I just don’t want to admit it.
                   I’m really a fool.
                   You have always been with me all the
                   time. And I didn’t notice.
                        (delicately)
                   Clark, you’re still you,
                   And I love you."

                              SUPERMAN
                              (distinctly)
                   ...Still Me...?

Lois nods gently and smiles sadly. Tears roll down her cheeks again.

                              SUPERMAN
                   It’s my happiest days in my life to be
                   with you.

Lois is sobbing.

                              SUPERMAN
                              (grins slightly)
                   May I kiss you now?

                              LOIS
                   You may.

Lois gently leans down and kisses Superman. They have a long and
tender good-bye kiss. Gradually, Superman’s hand falls from Lois’s
face. She is still kissing him. Tears have washed her face completely.

In the background, the paramedics pull up in an Ambulance.

                              LOIS
                   (Yelling with tears in her eyes)
                   Hurry, Superman's dying!

Lois is pried off Superman’s body. Paramedics are trying to get some
reaction out of Superman but their equipment is made for humans, not
for a Superman. The needles curve as they try to stitch Superman. The
pump ruptures apart as they try to supply him with oxygen.
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One medic brings in the electrical charge with the paddles and tries
them on the Man of Steel.

                           PARAMEDIC 1
                Full power and its not doing anything!
                If we keep this up we’ll melt the
                paddles!

                           LOIS
                Then, melt the Goddamn paddles!

                           PARAMEDIC 1
                I’m not sure if there’s anything we
                can do. We’re trained to help humans.
                Superman’s.. well frankly... an alien.

                           LOIS
                He may be from another planet, but
                he’s as American as you or me!

                           PARAMEDIC 1
                (rubs the paddle and puts them on
                superman’s chest)
                Charge!

                Nothing

                           PARAMEDIC 1
                Again!

They try until they spoil the paddles.

                           PARAMEDIC 1
                Sorry Miss, he's gone.


The other two medics try to put Superman on a stretcher and transport
him away. Lois grabs over his body.

                           LOIS
                     (shouts)
                He is mine! Nobody can take him away!
                Nobody!

The two medics try to talk to Lois but Medic 1 stop them. The crowd is
in silence. All of them are sad and sobbing for the departure of their
hero.



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EXT OF METROPOLIS

It is extremely cold tonight. The Metropolis City is crying for her
hero’s destiny. Cold breeze sweeps the streets and causes the dust
turn in some little turbulence.

Lois has stopped crying. Her tears have dried up. She is still holding
on Superman’s body. She is now very delicate and afraid that once she
loses her hold, Superman will slip away from her life forever.

A pair of leather shoes MOVES INTO FRAME and comes behind Lois. A
FIGURE vaguely appears behind her. He is Lex with a grim look. Then,
the SCREEN is slowly turned black.



INT OF A SPECIAL TREATMENT ROOM

When the SCREEN gradually turns bright, A FIGURE vaguely appears and
getting clearer. The face of Lex is portrayed on the SCREEN. He is
smiling...but weird.

                           A WEAK VOICE
                Am I in hell now?

Superman is alive! He is lying on a bed!

                           LEX
                           (slightly annoyed)
                Do I look like Satan?

                           SUPERMAN
                No, You don’t... But you are.

Instead of getting angry, Lex grins broadly to Superman.

                           LEX
                Feeling any better?

Superman looks around and notices that he is in a special treatment
room in Lex Corp Tower. The ROOM is equipped with sophisticated
medical appliances, which diffuses a reddish light to the whole
interior.

                           SUPERMAN
                You save me?

                           LEX
                           (smiles strangely)
                Impossible, right?
                Even I myself can hardly believe it.
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                But weird things happen everyday on earth.

                           SUPERMAN
                How do you bring me back to life?

                           LEX
                Still remember the black stone?
                If there is a stone, which can kill
                you, of course there will be another
                stone, which can save you.
                I believe kryptonite is your poison
                and the black stone is your cure.
                Apparently I used the wrong stone to
                kill you just now.

                           SUPERMAN
                I’m still very weak now.
                You can kill me if you want.

                           LEX
                           (grins)
                Sorry, not while you’re still injured.

                           SUPERMAN
                I thought the only thing in your mind
                when you’re set free from the jail is
                           (pauses a while)
                ‘Destroy Superman’.

                           LEX
                It is.
                           (articulately)
                Destroy Superman.

Lex then smiles friendly to him. Superman suddenly feels a flow of
friendly tie between him and Lex, though it seems impossible.

                           SUPERMAN
                Do you think...
                           (hesitates to say)
                We can be friends, Mr. Luthor?

Lex smiles broadly with no reply.

He exits the room. Will he be so nice to Superman? Or does he have
other plans in his mind?

A FIGURE appears at the entrance as Lex has left. She is Lois Lane.
She runs toward Superman and melts into his embrace. They are having a
very good time without saying a word.

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The CAMERA rolls backward slowly, out from the building through the
window. Gathering the speed, it climbs up the LEXCORP tower, overlooks
to the whole city. It continues ascending to the outer space, seeing
the revolving Earth. It doesn’t cease here. It flies past the Solar
system, passing planets and asteroids until it rests on a very tiny
moving OBJECT in the universe.



EXT OF THE OUTSPACE

The object is ZOOMED IN and getting clearer and clearer. An enormous
SPACESHIP is flying in the outer space. It has arrived the Plato.



INT OF THE SPACE SHIP

Through the windshield of the spaceship cockpit, WE SEE A FIGURE sits
quietly in the control room.

THE CAMERA flies into the interior through the windshield, taking a
CLOSE-UP on the figure’s face.

It is strange, mysterious, advanced but most of all, it is demonic.

HE IS BRAINIAC!

He is looking curiously at a computer screen. He frowns, as the planet
of Earth is still quiet and no response. Suddenly, he realizes
something. He begins to smile.

                             BRAINIAC
                             (smiles weird)
                  At last, I found you... brother.
                  Only you can foil my technology.
                             (volume increases)
                  And only you can make me as
                  The Most Perfect Technology in the
                  universe!

At the end of the show, THE CAMERA takes A CLOSE-UP on Brainiac.

                             BRAINIAC
                       (poses a terrified weird smirk)
                  ERADICATOR...
                  I’M COMING...
                  Ha...ha...ha...

His creepy laughter stays still for a long time.

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Logo of Superman flies through the screen.

The end

FADE OUT


************************** TO BE CONTINUED ***************************


SUPERMAN PART 6 = THE BRAINIAC ATTACK @ HUMANITY CRISIS


Preview

     “Here is an important message from the White House:

     SUPERMAN IS NOT OUR HERO ANYMORE, HE IS OUR ENEMY NOW!”




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