FINNEGAN'S SQUAD: "PAX Romana" - teaser/opening act
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       FINNEGAN'S SQUAD: "PAX Romana"

               BEGIN OPENING ACT:

               EXT. SPACE - ASTEROID BELT

               A string of small asteroids are sparsely spread out among the
               debris field of what might have once been a world in orbit
               around Sol between Mars and Jupiter.

               On the surface of one of the larger asteroids in view we can
               see a circuit of domes and halls.  It is a small man-made
               facility on this larger than normal asteroid.  It is also
               unlike any other facility we've seen thus far.

               EXT. SPACE - NEAR ASTEROID STATION

               What seems like a vista of a billion stars soon becomes
               something else as dark clad people in lithe space-suits drift
               by.

               They glide toward the Asteroid with the Station.  In each
               hand is a baton, somewhat like a police baton with it's tiny
               handle ninety degrees to the longer end.

               As the five forms get closer to the Station we see that the
               batons have controls in the grip that trigger a strange glow
               along the wand, the figures use them for their designed
               purpose, tiny anti-gravity units that are directed to slow
               their descent onto this asteroid.

               Each of the figures touch down without notice, most
               gracefully, although one will plant a magnetic boot on the
               Station exterior hull and stick, causing him to float forward
               like a balloon float caught in a breeze during a parade.

               EXT. SPACE - SURFACE OF ASTEROID - ASTEROID STATION HATCH

               Once secured on the outer hull of this station the five move
               as one, toward an exterior hatch on the far end of the
               station.

               Here they each pull a piece of equipment from their
               respective packs, and through jump-cuts, quickly assemble an
               access port.

               Triggered the port overrides the internal controls and the
               air-lock soon depressurizes and opens for them.

               INT. ASTEROID STATION - HALL

               The interior hall is different from any other we've seen
               before too.  The ceiling of the hall arched as though the
               designers patterned it on the curved shape of a light bulb.  

               The colour of the ceiling is a gentle blue and the overall
               effect is to make one believe they are walking down a hall
               out in the open sky on a sunny day.

               The five black-clad figures, face masks still in place, enter
               the hall and move down it in a quiet, coordinated and covert
               manner.  The leader is following the readings from a hand
               held display they're holding.

               They quickly arrive at their target.  A panel which they
               smoothly force open.

               Inside the panel are various modules.  One of the team
               quickly begins to remove them, placing the items carefully in
               slots on a pack which, once full, is closed and secured on
               the back of one of the others.

               As quickly they seal up the hatch.  Move back to the point of
               entry and then depart.

               EXT. SPACE - SURFACE OF ASTEROID - ASTEROID STATION HATCH

               The five exit, reseal the outer side of the hatch.  One of
               them runs the air-lock cycle so that it as it was before they
               arrived, while the other four re-pack the unit they used to
               breach the Asteroid Station.

               Then, ready to go, confirmed by five "thumbs up", they
               trigger their forearm batons and rise, one at a time, back
               into the blackness.

               EXT. SPACE - NEAR ASTEROID STATION

               They fade from view, disappearing into the darkness.

               EXT. SPACE - AT RUNABOUT

               An equally well camouflaged small but wide bodied craft
               drifts into view, well, more accurately it blocks out the
               view of the billions of stars with its roughly boxy shape.

               The five figures close on it and as they do an exterior hatch
               slides open like the side door on a mini-van.

               One by one they enter and once inside the outer hatch closes. 
               The faint drivers at the back of it glow ever so slightly and
               the vehicle departs the scene.

               EXT. SPACE - AT ASTEROID STATION

               No one is the wiser.

               EXT. SPACE - AT STATION 5

               The large United Network station continues its slow transit
               some 60 degrees behind Luna in the moon's orbit around Earth.

               INT. STATION 5 - SECONDARY AIR-LOCK

               The narrow hallway leading to this Airlock is congested with
               a line of Security Troops.  Standing in the middle of the
               hall is their Squad Leader.

               Finn comes around the corner.  His expression is a little
               confused by all those assembled.

                                   FINN
                         Captain Graydon?

               The Squad Leader turns to Finn and steps forward welcoming
               him.

                                   GRAYDON
                         Finnegan.  Thank you for joining us
                         on such short notice.

                                   FINN
                         I was ordered to.  Any idea why?

                                   GRAYDON
                         You were specifically requested for
                         this.

                                   FINN
                         Me?

                                   GRAYDON
                         Aye.

               Graydon turns to the airlock hatch as the docking clamp
               locks.  The inner hatch opens as Finn speaks.

                                   FINN
                         By whom?

               Before them stands a senior member of the New Soviet.

                                   ANDREIVICH
                         By me.

               Finn's head pivots sharply at the sound of the voice.

                                   FINN
                         Gregory?

                                   ANDREIVICH 
                         Hello, Finn.

               Finn steps forward as though to shake hands with the visitor. 
               Instead he rears up and strikes the visitor with a sharp
               right cross, knocking the diplomat to the ground.

               The members of the Security Services branch rush towards
               them, half wanting to help the fallen visitor up and arrest
               Finnegan, the other half wanting to take their shot at him.

                                   FINN
                         Much better, thank you for asking.

               END OPENING ACT:
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