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LX 0099 - Work Light OFF (Static Playbacks)
LX 1100 - STANDBY for GO (Link LX 0002 - DBO with dim blue reading light)
**Double Check Recording!**
|Recall: 111||Clean||Inside POD||Helmet|
AMB-1101 - Container Ambience
Curtain - open
LX 1110 - Lights on
This type of container is used for the efficient transport of passengers in cryostasis. It contains four stasis pods designed to keep the inhabitants alive and in a state of suspended animation. This technique keeps the passengers safe without the need to feed them, without producing waste, and without using up precious oxygen. It also conveniently prevents them from doing anything, one reason this mode of transport is often used for prisoners. There is a risk of falling asleep and never waking up, but going into space is dangerous, just deal with it. INNOSPACE, the solar system's biggest insurance company, eventually demanded that if you're going to transport people like cargo, you should at least design your systems so that they fail in the safest possible manner. Now, all standard EZ-Cryo personal transit containers have their own emergency life support and basic comms systems so that passengers can survive when the cargo area becomes depressurized or a stasis pod failure occurs.
Beeps and Boops
Chirp is lying in Pod #2 at  on 2nd playrail
Sorin is lying in Pod #3 at  on 2nd playrail
Lyra is lying in Pod #4 at  on 2nd playrail
SND-1101 - Rumbling, then a sudden explosion
SND-1101 (cont.) - Environmental Alarms going on.
SND-1102 - Recorded Voice: Depressurization Hazard!
SND-1101 (cont.) - Panicked Voices, People running about, Sounds of chaos
SND-1101 (cont.) - Sounds of Air escaping from the environment
SND-1101 (cont.) - Everything gets silent, except for a few dull thumping sounds
SND-1101 (cont.) - Sound of Power being Shut Off
The lights inside the pods flicker.
The monitors begin blinking "FAILURE" warnings, indicating that the inhabitants are about to die.
SND-1101 (cont.) - Alarm beeps and boops
MUS-1101 - Cue 01
The monitors start blinking big, red "FAILURE" warnings, indicating that the inhabitants are about to die.
Lyra begins to stir inside her pod. She realizes something is wrong. She feels very sick.
Lyra: *disoriented noise*
SND-1103 - Squeaking and Rattling
Lyra notices she's trapped in the pod. She begins to struggle and kick it from the inside.
TRIG - Kicking the Container
Lyra: *panicked noises*
Lyra is suffocating, coughing and wheezing
Lyra gives her coffin a last kick, and the cover pops off the pod.
SND-1104 - Container Opens
Pan: POD -> Clean
A bit of fog releases from the cryo chamber
Lyra sits straight up
Lyra: *GASP* *GASP* *GASP* *COUGH* *RETCH* *SPIT*
Lyra scrambles out of the pod, and falls to the ground
Lyra pulls herself back up holding on to the enclosure of the pod to stabilize herself
MUS-1102 - Cue 02 ("computer")
Lyra (responding to stress with anger): "Computer! Alert the fucking crew; there's a fucking passenger emergency in ... in whatever fucking place this is!"
PRE-1101 - Computer: "Complying. Correction, unable to comply. No crew on duty."
Lyra shakes and shivers, clutching her arms and rubbing herself to warm up a bit
Lyra has a coughing fit that is so bad that she ends up dry vomiting
Lyra (shouting): "No crew--is anybody out there? HEY! *coughs*"
SND-1105 - Alarm sounds change
MUS-1103 - Cue 03
The displays on Pods #2 and #3 show flashing skull-and-crossbones signs
Lyra looks at the other pods
Lyra: "What the ... Oh no! THEY'RE DYING!"
Lyra runs to Pod #3 at , prodding at the display
TRIG - Touchscreen Input
Lyra: "Wake up! Hey, you in there, wake up!"
PRE-1102 - Computer: "Unable to comply. Only on-duty crew may initiate reanimation."
Lyra: "You said there's no on-duty crew on board! So guess what? I'm your fucking captain now."
PRE-1103 - Computer: "Complying. Emergency passenger promotion for Lyra Senick."
Lyra: "That probably should have been harder. Now, computer, open this pod before-"
PRE-1104 - Computer: "Alert. Alert."
MUS-1104 - Cue 04
Lyra: "What is it now?"
PRE-1105 - Computer: "There is a fucking passenger emergency in container 801."
Lyra (sighs): "Just open the pod."
PRE-1106 - Computer: "Complying. Correction, unable to comply. Service code 4879."
Lyra throws her hands into the air
Lyra (angry): "Hrrrrrrrr!"
Lyra thumps on the lid
Lyra: "Hold on, I'm getting you out of there!"
Lyra begins to pry off the lid with force
SND-1106 - Crack, Rattle
Lyra puts all her strength, and manages to flip the pod open
SND-1106 (cont.) - Pod Opening
MUS-1105 - Cue 05
Fog escapes from the pod
Eisfuchs: Clean - ON
Lyra falls down, out of view
PRE-1107 - Computer: "Pod three open, captain."
Lyra: *HEAVY BREATHING*
Lyra (out of breath): "Shit."
Lyra gets back up, shakes Sorin
Lyra: "Wake up ... wake up ... WAKE UP!"
Sorin: "Eeermmm ... gaaaah ... *COUGH* *WHEEZE* ... what ... what the hell ..."
MUS-1106 - Cue 06
Lyra: "You're alive!"
Sorin (disoriented): "*GROANS* Com...computer, alert the fucking crew, there's a fucking-"
Lyra: "I tried that; we're on our own. I had to crack open your pod before it freeze-dried you."
Sorin: "No wonder I feel like there's a solar flare inside my skull. There's a reason why defrosting usually takes eight hours. You're not part of the crew, are you?"
MUS-1107 - Cue 07
Lyra: "Hell no. Name's Lyra, and I'm just a prisoner, like you ... Sorin?"
Sorin: "Sorin Jax. How do you know my name?"
Lyra: "It's on the screen."
Sorin climbs out of the pod, wincing as every movement hurts
Lyra: "We have to find out what happened. I'm pretty sure we weren't supposed to wake up like this."
Sorin looks at the monitor on his pod
Sorin: "Something must have gone terribly wrong. These pods are meant to have systems in place to keep us alive in an emergency. It should have properly reanimated us and opened the moment it switched to backup power."
Lyra: "Sounds like you know your way around space ships."
Sorin: "Yeah. We're inside an EZ-Trans container. Been hauling them around myself for a long time. Turns people into cargo. All self contained. Cheapest way to get around the system."
Lyra: "You worked a freighter?"
Sorin: "Sort of. Used to fly one. Any ideas who's in this one?"
MUS-1108 - Cue 08
Sorin prods around the screen on Pod #2
TRIG - Touchscreen Input
PRE-1108 - Computer: "Only authorized crew may-"
Lyra: "Just open the damn pod, computer."
PRE-1109 - Computer: "Unable to comply. Service code 4879."
Lyra: "Your pod said the same."
Sorin: "Code 4879? That's a new one. Life support is all messed up. His body's gonna poison itself if we don't get him out ..."
Lyra: "Here, help me pull the lid."
Sorin feels along the edge of the pod with his hands
Sorin: "Hold your horses. These pods have an emergency release hatch ... yeah, right there."
The third pod opens.
SND-1107 - Pod Opening
MUS-1109 - Cue 09
A little fog escapes.
Chirp stays lifeless.
MUS-1110 - Cue 10
Lyra: "He's not moving. Do you know first-aid?"
Sorin: "Help me lift him out ..."
Lyra and Sorin lift Chirp out of the pod, and place him onto the playrail at .
Sorin feels for a pulse
Sorin checks for breathing
Sorin: "No pulse. No breathing ... And he's almost frozen. Even if I knew how to do muzzle-to-beak, he's probably too far gone."
Lyra (sad): "Damn."
Sorin: "What the hell is going on here? I'm pretty sure we're haven't made it to Vesta Prison Camp yet. Computer! Status report."
PRE-1110 - Computer: "Complying. Correction, unable to comply."
MUS-1111 - Cue 11
Lyra: "I wouldn't trust the computer. It promoted me to captain without putting up a fight! Stay here and catch your breath, I'll try the door and check-"
Sorin: "STOP! See the red light? Red light means a hard vacuum on the other side of the airlock! You are going to kill yourself!"
Lyra: "Agh ... No need to shout at me, Sorin. It's my first time off world."
Sorin: "Sorry, Captain!"
Lyra (chuckles softly): "If I really were a captain I would probably know what to do."
Sorin: "Don't worry. There are procedures for emergencies like this. Take the suit you went to sleep in, for example. It doubles as a space suit if you add a matching helmet. There should be a box here somewhere ..."
Sorin walks around the room, and finds a big red box at  in the back. (The box is not visible to the audience)
Sorin: "Ah, here."
Sorin opens the box and takes out a helmet.
SND-1108 - Box Opens
Sorin: "I wouldn't want to go on an actual space walk in one of these but ... Oh!"
MUS-1112 - Cue 12
Lyra: "Oh, what?"
Sorin: "One is already missing."
Lyra: "The fourth pod! It was already open when I woke up. Whoever woke up first must have taken the helmet to ... get help? Or ..."
Sorin: "Or leave us to die. Which I don't intend to do today."
Sorin hands his helmet to Lyra and gets out another one for himself
Lyra: "Thanks. How much time do we have left? I don't think I'm ready to go yet. I feel like shit."
Sorin: "You and me both. Cold, dehydrated, full of nasty drugs and low on blood sugar. It's a miracle you woke up at all."
Lyra: "I have artificial heart and liver replacements. Maybe it triggered some kind of failsafe."
Sorin: "Maybe. Heart and liver, huh? You got some wealthy parents, don't you?"
Lyra: "Everyone on Earth has wealthy parents."
Sorin: "Yeah, bloody UN and their bloody birth control. Could have worked my tail off for ERG until I died and I would never have been able to afford the papers to have a kid."
Lyra: "Could have?"
Sorin: "Damn right. I stole a freighter. Kicked them goddamn Earthers out and took my wife to a better place. Sina's people took better care of us than Earth UN ever did."
Lyra: "Sina Stillwater? So you're one of her outlaws."
Sorin: "We're no outlaws. We're Pioneers. We're building ourselves a new home, away from Earth!"
Lyra: "I don't think anyone would call Juno Station a 'home'."
Sorin: "At least we can be who we want to be, and have the families we want. I have three healthy kids now. On Earth, that would have gotten me shipped to Vesta."
Lyra: "Uhm ... but we **are** being shipped to Vesta right now."
Sorin: "So yeah, I got caught, shit happens, alright. Still not regretting a damn thing. How about you?"
Lyra: "I used to work for CommNet News until someone decided I was sticking my nose into matters I should have left alone."
Sorin: "Government stuff?"
Lyra: "You bet. Large scale corruption. UN officials in bed with the Extraplanetary Resources Group. I broke into the CEO's CommNet account to get the proof. Unfortunately a coworker turned out to be on their payroll. He turned me in ... and that's how I got here."
Sorin: "Nice! So who's the outlaw now?"
SND-1109 - Whirring motor sounds from outside
MUS-1112 - Cue 13
The light above the door begins to flash
Curry: Helmet - ON
Lyra: "What does that mean?"
Sorin: "It means someone's coming in!"
Sorin retreats a bit from the airlock, pushing Lyra behind him to .
SND-1109 (cont.) - A door opens
Trent comes in from , wearing a helmet.
Trent: "What? You're alive?"
Sorin: "No thanks to you!"
Trent: "I'm sorry, I thought you were already ..."
Sorin: "Dead, yeah."
Lyra looks at the screen on pod #1 in .
Lyra: "So you're ... Trent Binkin?"
Trent (confused): "Yes ... yes, that's me."
Sorin: "So, Trent, what's cooking outside? Made any new friends?"
Trent: "The crew ... they're dead. Every single one of them. We're the only ones left."
MUS-1114 - Cue 14
LX 1199 - Lights out
Fade Ambience, SFX and Music with LX 1199
Curtain - close
Mute all but Video
LX 0099 - Work Light ON (Static Playbacks)