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Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow Script



Attention, please prepare

for docking procedure,



thereīs a package for you,

Miss perkins,



They didnīt leave a name.



- Said it was important.

- Thank you.



l donīt like this business

youīre getting yourself into.



līll be just fine, Mr. Paley.

You know what a careful girl l am.



l move my mouth, words come out,

you donīt hear.



- līm late for a movie.

- l donīt like it when you smile at me.



You donīt like my smile?



l donīt like whatīs behind it.



Listen, Polly, six scientists are missing,

probably dead.



Somebody out there means business.

l donīt want you in the middle of it.



ltīs only a movie, Mr. Paley.



līll bring you some popcorn.



toto, l have a feeling

weīre not in Kansas anymore,



We must be over the rainbow,



You sent me this?



Who are you?



- Whatīs this all about, Mr...?

- Doctor.



Dr. Walter Jennings.

līm a research chemist.



l specialize in nucleic-acid emissions.



The bonding enzymes

in proteus molecules which--



The missing scientists.

You said you knew who was next.



Yes, l--



l have a deadline to meet, doctor.



l was one of seven scientists

chosen to serve in a secret facility



stationed outside of Berlin

before the start of the First World War.



lt was known only as Einheit Elf,

īīUnit     .īī



We agreed never to discuss

what went on behind those doors.



The things we were made

to do there...



Terrible things.



- l shouldnīt have come.

- Now l know weīre not in Kansas,



Are you a good witch

or a bad witch?



Doctor, you said you knew

who was next.






Donīt you see?



- There is only one left.

- Who? Who is it, doctor?






Heīs coming for me.



Who? Whoīs coming?






ltīs Totenkopf.






All citizens, attention,



New York City

must be evacuated at once,



proceed in an orderly manner

to the East River Drive,



All members of the police and fire

department on leave or off duty



shall report immediately to their

precincts or company command,



this is urgent,



- Editor Paley.

- Mr, paley, itīs me, polly,



Whatīs going on? Theyīre calling

for midtown to evacuate.



Listen, Mr, paley,

l donīt have much time,



l need you to dig up anything you can

on a Dr. Walter Jennings



and someone named Totenkopf.



An address, a phone number,

anything you can find. ltīs important.



Totenkopf. Who is he?



He may have something to do

with the missing scientists,



Quick as you can.



Polly, listen to me.

l want you to get out of there.



l want you to put the phone down,

close your notepad



and get the hell out of there.



Wait a minute.



l can see something now coming

into sight above the Palisades.



Theyīre crossing Sixth Avenue.



Fifth Avenue.



Theyīre a hundred--

Theyīre a hundred yards away.



Polly. Polly!



Oh, my od.












Stop! Come back!






et out of here!



Theyīve broken through the perimeter.

Send reinforcements.



Send everything youīve got!



Emergency protocol      . Calling

Sky Captain. Come in, Sky Captain.



Repeat, Calling sky Captain,

Come in, sky Captain,



this is an emergency




Calling sky Captain,

sky Captain, do you read?



Calling sky Captain,

Come in, sky Captain,



this is an emergency




Calling sky Captain,

sky Captain, do you read?



Repeat, Calling sky Captain,

Come in, sky Captain,



This is Sky Captain. līm on my way.









Further details of the attack

continue to pour in,



the central portion of the city is

blacked out from radio communication



due to damaged power lines

and electrical failure,



Cables received from English, French

and German news agencies



now confirm the attack

was not limited to the city,



the BBC is reporting

that a steel mill in Nuremberg



was virtually excavated



by what witnesses describe

as a mechanized tornado,



News agencies in paris and Madrid

speak of strange burrowing machines



rising from the ground,



robbing entire communities

of their coal and oil reserves,



Meanwhile, with military resources

stretched thin across the globe,



world leaders

must once again call upon



the elite mercenary forces

of sky Captain and his army-for-hire



to uncover the meaning

of these mysterious events,



Whereīs Dex?






l thought you said this thing was big.

Can l have it?



You find out where it came from,

and līll buy you one for Christmas.



Oh, l need to show you something.



l recorded this signal just before

the first machine appeared.



l didnīt think anything of it

until l played it back.



- Morse code?

- See, thatīs what l thought at first,



but the syntax

is more complex than that.



Thereīs a sub-carrier hidden

in the lower frequency.



l think itīs being used

to control them.



lf it shows up again,

could you track it?



l can try, yeah.



- ood boy, Dex.

- Thanks.



ln the meantime,

see what you can do with that thing.



Find out what makes it tick.



- You donīt mind, do you?

- l donīt mind.



l wanna know where it comes from,

Dex. Who sent it here.



switch to map coordinate

   sW by    E,



Tummy ache?



How you been, Joe?



- Miss me?

- et out.



Well, itīs nice to see you too.



Dex said you might be in a mood.






et in here!



ltīs been three years, Joe.

Youīre not still mad at me, are you?



Canīt even remember

what we were fighting about.



You sabotaged my plane.






l spent six months in a Manchurian

slave camp because of you.



- They were gonna cut off my fingers.

- Joe,



for the last time, l didnīt sabotage

your damn airplane.



All so you could get a photograph

of Tojo Hideki



in his bathrobe, remember?



You know, līm starting to think



that youīve invented

this whole sabotage nonsense



to cover the fact that

you were running around on me



with your little mystery girl

the whole time we were in Nanjing.



Never happened.

All in your imagination.



Who was she, Joe?



- What was her name?

- Thatīs enough.



What are you gonna do?



Shoot me?



Oh, great. We all made up.



ltīs been a pleasure, Polly.



Letīs do it again in ten years.

Escort Miss Perkins off the base, Dex.



lf she resists, shoot her.



- Hi, Polly.

- Hi, Dex.



- l gotta...

- ltīs okay, hon, l know.






ltīs just as well. l guess you wouldnīt

have been interested in this, anyway.



- Where did you get that?

- Thereīs more where this came from.



Lots more.



- l want that blueprint, Polly.

- l want this story, Joe.



And youīre gonna help me get it.



Maybe we should show her, Cap.

Maybe she can help.



Show me what?



Show me what?



My od. What is this?



Where do they come from?



They started appearing three years ago

in remote areas.



We managed to keep it a secret

until now.



They show up without warning,

they take what they need,



and then they disappear

without a trace.



Three years and we still canīt explain

what they want



or whoīs sending them here.



A man came to see me today,

a scientist.



He was terrified.

Said someone was coming for him.



l asked him who he was so afraid of,

and he repeated one name:






He nearly went white

when he said it.



Totenkopf, who is he?



Heīs the invisible man.



līve been through every library record

twice looking for anything.



līve called every contact l have

from Paris to Bangkok.



This is the only thing l could dig up.



He ran some kind of secret

science unit outside of Berlin



before the start of World War l.



Something called Unit     .



ltīs been more than    years

since anyone has spoken his name.



Until today.



Note the insignia he used

for the unit.



lt matches the markings

on all of these machines.



The scientist, where is he now?



Weīre in this together, right, Joe?



Nothing gets published until l say so.

You donīt write a sentence



or take a photograph without

asking me first. Understood?









l missed you.



Thanks for saving my life today,

by the way.



Were you down there?



You missed me too. How nice.



This is it. This is Jenningsī lab.



Dr. Jennings? ltīs Polly Perkins.



Dr. Jennings!



ltīs locked.



That window there.



l may be able to get in

through that window



if l can attach a line...



ltīs open.



Weīre too late.

Someone beat us here.



All right, Polly...


            more games.

What the hell is going on?



l was hoping you could tell me.



Dr. Jennings!



You must stop him!



Stay here.






l donīt wanna hurt you.



- Miss Perkins.

- līm here, doctor.



- līm going to get you some help.

- You must promise.



lf Totenkopf finds them,

the countdown will begin.



- This world shall end.

- l donīt understand, doctor. Find what?






Heīs dead.



l think l found something.



Dr. Jennings had this with him

this morning at the theater.



- līd better get back to the base.

- līm coming with you.



Of course you are.



Reconnaissance picked up something

on radar traveling at over     knots



and coming straight for us.



- How long before they reach us?

- There!



et my plane ready. līm going up.



- What are you doing?

- līm coming with you.



Donīt be stupid. Remember what

happened last time you flew with me?



- We had a deal.

- This is not a game, Polly.



- People are gonna die.

- You are not leaving me, Joe.



Not this time. This is my story,

and we had a deal!



o, go, go!



et in.



There you are.



- Cap, this is Dex, do you read me?

- Hang on, Dex, līm a little busy.



Come in, Dex.



Look, whatever you do, donīt shoot!



- Okay.

- You shot it, didnīt you?



- Yes.

- Listen, Cap,



the signalīs coming

from one of those machines.



You gotta keep them

in one piece.



Which machine is it, Dex?



thereīs no way of telling,

lt could be any one of them,



l think l found it, Dex.



- Wait, Cap, līm losing the signal.

- ltīs heading for the city.



Donīt let it get away. l need you

to bounce that signal back to me.



lf we lose it now,

we may never get it back.



You let me know when

youīve got something, Dex.



līll let you know, Out,



All right, l want a full-spectrum sweep

of every incoming signal.



Amplify any variant frequency cycle

and route them to me.



Theyīve come back

for the generators.



Who is this guy?



- You okay?

- reat.



Thereīs a bottle of Milk of Magnesia

under the seat if you need it.



- līm fine.

- You donīt look so good.



Pull up!



- Joe!

- l see it!



ltīs getting away.



- l lost the signal, Cap.

- līll find him, Dex. Sit tight.



- o left.

- Sit back, Polly.



Thereīs a shortcut down Broadway.

You can catch him on   nd Street.



l know these streets like the back

of my hand. o left!






Okay, okay, now go straight.



- No, no, no, go right!

- When?



Back there.



l could use a little more warning

next time.



o left!



Tell me you got something, Dex.



Weīre getting clobbered up here,



ltīs no picnic down here either, Cap.

Hang in there, līve almost got it.






Dex! We canīt hold them off

any longer!



- līm almost there.

- We have to evacuate now!



o ahead without me.

līm right behind you.



- Lovely.

- Okay, turn left at the drugstore.



- Left again.

- Weīre going around in circles.



Will you just trust me? o left!



- ltīs a dead end.

- Thatīs not supposed to be there.



ltīs a dead end!



Thereīs no way out!



Oh, bugger.






- Thereīs the lead ship.

- Shortcut!



l got us here, didnīt l?



- Dex. Dex!

- Thirty seconds, Cap, thatīs all l need.



- Thirty seconds.

- Plus or minus.



Listen, līll try and take them out over

the water, buy us some time. Over.



Still glad you came?



Joe, l found it! Joe!



Dex, come in, Where is it?



Come in, Dex, Are you there? Dex?



Dex, do you read me?



Dex, are you there?



l canīt outrun them much longer.



Hold on.



Joe, what are you doing?

Youīre heading straight down!



- Youīre gonna kill us!

- l know what līm doing. Just hold on.



Weīre going too fast.

Weīre not gonna make it.



Joe, you have to pull up!



Pull up!



- We went underwater.

- Dex rigged it up.



ot the idea from one

of his comic books.



You mean, you knew this

the whole time,



and you let me think

we were gonna crash?



l thought we were gonna die!

You should have said something!



Look, Polly, it was your idea

to tag along, not mine.



lf you canīt take it,

thatīs not my fault.



Oh, l can take it.



- l can take anything you dish out.

- ood.



Because that was nothing.



Dex, come in. Do you read me?



Do you read me, Dex? Copy.












Theyīre everywhere.



Joe, look out!






Why would Totenkopf do this?



Why Dex?

lt doesnīt make any sense.



He was looking for something.



Dex said he knew where

the transmission was coming from.



He must have got too close.



- He was trying to tell me something--

- Joe.



ood boy, Dex.



These journals belong to Dr. Vargas.



He must have passed them on to

Dr. Jennings before his disappearance.



- My od.

- What?



īīTotenkopf was awarded his first

patent when he was     years old.



By     he had already received

two doctorates



and was one of the most highly

regarded minds of his day.



One year after his disappearance,

ominous rumors began circulating.



Whispers that Totenkopf

had begun work



on what was darkly hinted

to be a doomsday device.



Efforts to locate him

have consistently failed,



and to this day, his whereabouts

remain a mystery.



Even less is known

about his companion,



an assassin who controls

his machines.īī



Sheīs the one who took Dex.



What else?



These are Unit     supply logs.



This is everything heīs used

his machines to collect



for the last three years,

including generators from the city.



lt reads like a shopping list

from all over the world.



What have you been up to, doctor?



ltīll be all right, Joe.

Dex can look after himself.



Weīll find him.



My old friend Joe.



- So glad to see you again.

- ltīs good to see you too, Kaji.



- So glad to see you again.

- ltīs good to see you too, Kaji.



This is Polly Perkins.

Sheīll be coming with us.



Nice to meet you.



- Kaji, did you get the maps l needed?

- Yeah, theyīre inside.



Did you get a little something

for me?



Of course. Three cases,

just like you asked.



Vienna sausages.

My od, itīs been so long.



Kaji, howīs your Tibetan?



Come, līll show you the maps.



- How well do you know him?

- Kaji?



Heīs old legion.

Reconnaissance. Why?



l donīt trust him.



Thatīs funny, he said

the same thing about you.



Here. et changed.

Your clothes stay behind.



You wonīt be needing high heels

where weīre going.



Dex tracked the signal to here,

this valley north of Karakal.



This is where

the transmission originated.



Why is there no writing here?

What is this place?



- Shambhala.

- You know it?



lt is forbidden.



ltīs said to be the source

of the Kalachakra, Tibetan magic.



Those who live there are said

to have supernatural powers.



You can get us there, Kaji,

canīt you?



No one has ventured this far.

ltīs very dangerous.



Shambhala is said to be protected by

the priests of the Kalachakra lamasery.



lf they find us there,

they will kill us.



Why? Why is this place so special?



Shambhala is known by many names.

To the Hebrew, it is Eden.



To the ancient reek,

it was Empurios.



You may know it as Shangri-la.



A storm is coming. lf you still wish

to go, we must go now.



l need to send a message.



Editor paley, this may be the last

message you receive from me,



Weīve tracked a radio signal to Nepal

in search of Dr, totenkopf,



the story grows stranger

at every turn,



Clues about a countdown,

But to what, l donīt know,



l fear time is running out,



With any luck, līll be back soon

with Dex and the story,



l hope, polly perkins,



This is where civilization stops.



A blank on the map.



We must be careful from here.






What is it?



lt looks like a mining outpost.



Something bad happened here.



Seems to be abandoned.



Tell your men weīre heading down.



l want a closer look.



What is it, Joe?






The whole mineīs contaminated.



- We canīt stay here.

- Letīs go.



Whereīs Polly?






Miss Perkins?



Weīll have to split up.






Let her go.



ive me the vials

and the girl will live.



What vials?

What are you talking about?



l will not ask a second time.



Drop the gun.



l told you, l donīt know what youīre

talking about. Youīll just have to kill us.



As you wish.



Wait! Wait. Wait.



līm sorry, Joe.



oodbye, my friends.

Your journey ends here.



l was going to tell you, Joe.

You have to believe me.



- What was in those vials?

- l donīt know.



- You expect me to believe that?

- līm telling the truth, Joe.



Dr. Jennings gave them to me

just before he died.



He said that the world would end

and the countdown would begin



if Totenkopf got his hands on them.



Youīve done nothing but lie to me

from the beginning.



Okay, līm a liar. But l donīt exaggerate.

That is what he said.



That was what Totenkopf

was looking for.



- Thatīs why he took Dex.

- līm sorry.



l never meant for any of this

to happen.



Do you hear that?






That noise again.






What are you doing?



Come on!



Oh, great.



Weīre safe.



Polly, this may be

our last moment together.



Thereīs something

l need to ask you.



Yes, Joe?



Did you cut my fuel line?



Damn it! l didnīt sabotage

your lousy airplane!



Our last moments on earth

and this is all you have to say to me?



Could we just for once die

without all this bickering?



There you are.



- Why did you lock the door?

- Run!



My film.



Polly, leave it!

Thereīs no time!









My clothes.



What are you doing in here?

et out. et out!



Not unless you have some pants

hidden under there for me.



- Oh, donīt tell me youīre--

- Naked.



- You can say it, Polly.

- This isnīt funny, Joe.



Where are we? What happened to us?

Where are our clothes?



Stop looking at me like that.



Like what?



Turn around, Joe.



līm serious. Turn around.



Hi, Joe.



Ask him what he did

with our clothes.



The clothes are burned.



Burned? Why?



He says the mine is poisonous.



Our clothes were infected.



He says heīs arranged for a guide

to lead us back down the mountain.



He will take us there

once we are dressed.



We appreciate that. But explain to him

we are here to find a man.



He says we must leave

before it is dark.



Thereīs nothing more

he can do for us.



ltīs very important we find this man.



His name is Totenkopf!



He says, what do you want

with this man?



līve come to kill him.



And to find my friend.



He says he will help you.



What do you think?



l think they burned

the wrong clothes.



You said l couldnīt bring

anything else.



l think you look like

a woolly mammoth.



Theyīre waiting for us.



The priest says that Totenkopf

enslaved his people,



made them work in the mine,

but the mine was poisonous.



Those who did not die right away

were brought here for him to study.



Where is Totenkopf now?



He does not know. Only that

Totenkopf is gone, many years ago.



l canīt believe this is happening.



l only have two shots left.



Weīre in Shangri-la

and all l have is two shots.



Everything l had was in that bag.



You should have let me go back

for my film.



Youīre right, l should have.



So whereīs he taking us?



To meet the only living survivor

of Totenkopfīs experiments.



What experiments?



Ask him, where is Totenkopf?

Tell him itīs important we find him.



He wants to know why.

Why do you seek Totenkopf?



To make him pay

for what he has done.



His staff. Heīs asking for his staff.



He says, follow Rana. The staff

will lead you there to Totenkopf.



Rana? ls there such a place?



He says now that he has helped you,

you must help him.



Of course. Anything.



What do you want?



Kill me.



Have you looked at this?

Thereīs markings on it, like a ruler.



And thereīs a moon and a star.



And all l ask is a tall ship



and a star to steer her by



A star.



He wasnīt talking about a place,

he was talking about a star!



Rana is a star.



Ancient sailors used to navigate

by using the night sky.



They could determine their position

by the moon and the stars.



The Vikings were known

to create maps for certain stars,



The Vikings were known

to create maps for certain stars,



latitude tables that required a key

to decipher them.



The key was called Jacobīs staff.

This has to be the key!



You mean this could really work?



You could really find Totenkopf

with this thing?



We do things a little

different nowadays.



All we needed to know was where

to look. Whatīs the date?



- March  .

- March  .



Using Karakal Plateau

as our assumed position...



March  ...



Rana is at latitude   .  .



Right ascension,    hours,




Declination, minus    .  .



Thereīs nothing there.



Are you sure you did it right?



līm sure.



lf the old man was right,

thatīs where Totenkopf is now.



Dead center in the middle

of nowhere.



Whatīs that point there?



Thatīs where we run out of fuel.



Oh, great.



So how do we get there?



- Franky.

- Who?



Frank Cook. An old buddy of mine.



Runs a mobile reconnaissance outpost

for the Royal Navy.



lf l can get a message to them,



l may be able to arrange a rendezvous

at these coordinates.



And what if they donīt

get the message?



Frankyīs never let me down.

Theyīll be there.



Theyīll be there.



ls that light supposed to be on?



Relax, Polly, everythingīs fine.



- Weīre out of fuel, arenīt we?

- Buckle up.



Manta Station, do you read me?



Where are you, Franky?



What are you doing?



You canīt land this

in the middle of nowhere.



līm not. līm landing it on that.



- What is it?

- ltīs a mobile airstrip.



Dex had a hand in designing it.



ltīs kind of a secret. You can keep

a secret, canīt you, Polly?






l can keep a secret.



Two shots.



permission to land on platform     

Maintain your present course,



Copy,     .



Welcome aboard, captain,



Joseph Sullivan.

l was sure youīd be dead by now.



ltīs good to see you too, Franky.



This had better be important

or one of us is in trouble.



ltīs important.



What is that?



You be nice.



Commander Cook,

meet Polly Perkins.



Polly Perkins.

līve heard so much about you.



ltīs a pleasure to finally meet

the competition.



ltīs been a long time since Nanjing,

hasnīt it, Joseph?



So, Franky, l hear youīve been having

trouble with that number-three engine,



or at least you were last time--



Commander, weīre tracking six

enemy submersibles



bearing    degrees northwest.



- Who wants to kill you now?

- Man your battle stations,



- All hands on deck,

- Follow me.



Take us to        feet

and deploy countermeasures.



Yes, commander.



Reconnaissance located an island



  kilometers northeast

of our current position.



lt is not, however,

on any of our charts.



- That has to be him.

- That has to be who?



What have you got me

into this time, Joseph?



Nothing you canīt handle, Franky.



Polly, try not to touch anything.



Enemy warships bearing     

mark  . Closing fast.



- ive me a visual.

- Launching radio imager.



Weīre receiving a signal.

On-screen now.






Commander, weīve lost power to the

forward rotors. Weīre losing altitude.



All engines, reverse full.

et us out of here.



Francesca, youīve got to get me

on that island.



līm not about to risk the lives

of my men for one of your silly antics.



Heīs got Dex.



Rescind order!



Youīll never make it from the air.

We have to find you another way.



Thereīs a tidal flow on the eastern face

of the island.



ltīs too deep.

Weīre not rated past     meters.






...this area here,



thereīs an undersea inlet

at the southern tip



and it runs beneath the entire length

of the island. That is your only way in.



Everything else is sheer rock

to the edge of the water.



What about those machines?

How do we get past them?



Leave that to me.



Alert the amphibious squadron.



Report to main station carrier,









l canīt hear you, Polly.



Youīll have to speak up.



Keep your nose up, Joseph, You

always were bad at the short takeoff,



Keep up, Franky. l donīt wanna

have to come back for you.



l thought your takeoff was just fine.



Thank you, Polly.



So you heard that, did you?



Manta leader to Manta team,

impact in ten seconds,



Switching to amphibious mode.



lmpact in five, four, three,



two, one.






You remember our milk run

over shanghai, donīt you?



We had the target buttoned up

and he was Jinxing in the flak,



- Pops a rivet, thinks heīs taken a hit.

- And started yelling:



- īīProtect the rabbits!

- īīprotect the rabbits!



- Protect the rabbits!īī

- protect the rabbits!īī



Enemy target spotted four points

to the right. Depth,   ,   . Look sharp.



Joe, watch out!



- Joseph, thereīs the inlet.

- l see it.



et ready to make a run for it.

Weīre about to clear you a path.



Hold on, now, Polly.

Hold on.



Manta leader to Manta team,



arm cluster torpedoes

and stick close to element formation.






Joseph! Pull up!



Joseph, itīs still alive. Disengage.



Do you hear me? Disengage.



Do you hear me?



- What is it?

- Do you hear me? pull up!



- The rudderīs jammed. l canīt steer.

- Joseph!






- Thank you, Franky. That was close.

- et ready to make a run for it.



Youīre only going to have

one shot at this,



Franky, what are you doing?

This is no time to show off.



- Sheīs heading straight for it.

- On my mark.



- Sheīs going to ram it.

- ltīs suicide.



Franky, pull up.



- Three.

- Pull up, Franky.









Youīre all clear.



Good luck, Joe,



Thank you, Franky.

Weīll take it from here.



Sheīs some kind of girl.



Yes, l know.



līm taking us up.






- What is it?

- One of Totenkopfīs creatures.



- Youīre not gonna photograph that?

- līve only got two shots left.



Who knows whatīs waiting for us

out there.



Suit yourself.



Thereīs a clearing up ahead.

Totenkopf canīt be far.












Oh, great.



Come on!






Come on!



Are you mad?



Are you mad?



Are you completely insane?

You could have gotten yourself killed!



- ltīs okay.

- No, it isnīt.



- l didnīt mean--

- l shot the ground!



- What?

- When we were running,



l shot the ground.



lt isnīt funny.



l only have one shot left.

One shot!



What is it with you

and that stupid camera, anyway?



You gave it to me.



You donīt even remember, do you?



You were flying with the American

volunteers in Nanjing,



l was covering the evacuation

of Shanghai.



- l remember.

- Joe, l wanna ask you something



and l want you to tell me the truth.



l donīt care one way or the other,

l swear. l just need to know.



The girl in Nanjing was Franky,

wasnīt it?



- Polly.

- How long were you seeing her?



Look me in the eyes.



l never fooled around on you.






l sabotaged your plane.



- Three months.

- l knew it!



l canīt believe l ever trusted you,

you lousy--



Heīs here.



You all right?



Through there.



Through there.



My od, Joe.



ltīs an ark.



Heīs building an ark.



What are you doing?



You honestly think youīre gonna

find something more important



than every single creature on Earth

being led two by two



inside a giant rocket ship?



l might.



- Like what?

- līll know when l see it.



- ten minutes to liftoff,

- Theyīve started the countdown.



We have to find Totenkopf.



Youīve got a gift.



- Dex!

- Hurry, get in!



Einsteigen, Komm, springt!



Are you all right?

How did you find us?



We escaped into the tunnels

once the countdown started.



Some of the scientists were caught.

They didnīt make it.



The machines that were guarding us



are loading everything on this island

into that ship.



Weīve got about ten minutes

to stop that thing from blasting off.



Dex! et us out of here!



ood boy, Dex.



Thanks, Cap.



- Who are they?

- Theyīre Unit     .



Or whatīs left of them.



They were brought here to finish

what they started    years ago.



Finish what?



Tell them.



Totenkopf believed that humankind

was doomed to extinction,



so he proposed the unthinkable:



To build a vessel that would carry

the building blocks of a new civilization



into space.



He used his machines

to collect specimens



representing all life on Earth.



What Totenkopf called

īīThe World of Tomorrow.īī



Those vials that Dr. Jennings

gave me, what were they?



Adam and Eve.

Totenkopfīs masterpiece.



Seeds of a technological utopia.



We smuggled them off this island,



knowing Totenkopf

would never leave without them.



But now that he has them again,

there is nothing left to keep him here.



Then let him go. Let him go

where he canīt harm anyone.



No, no, no, that ship

must never leave this Earth.



Why? What havenīt you told us?



When the rocket reaches     

kilometers, at the edge of space,



- Earth will be incinerated.

- How do we stop it?



Only Totenkopf can stop it now. But

weīve never been allowed near him.



Heīs too well guarded

even to be seen.



- Where is he?

- Weīre on our way, Cap.



ood boy, Dex.



Careful. Careful.



Hurry, theyīll be coming for us.



Through there.

Thatīs the only way in.



You see, there is no way past them.



Five minutes, Joe.



- Wait here.

- Youīll be killed.



He knows what heīs doing.



l think.



Hey, thatīs my gun!



- Dex?

- Try shaking it.



- We must hurry.

- Donīt do it, you idiot!



Doctor, stop!



Who dares come before me?



Who dares enter this place?



What has begun

cannot be stopped,



- the time for this world is over,

- Totenkopf.



Hello, doctor.



Why are you doing this?



l have been witness to a world

consumed by hatred



and bent on self-destruction,



Watched as we have taken

what was to be a paradise



and failed in our responsibilities

as its steward,



l know now that the course

the human race has set for itself



cannot be changed,



l am the last, desperate chance

for a doomed planet,



Now, leave this place or die!



- ls it safe?

- Well, thereīs only one way to find out.



l meant throw something.



Heīs not here.



Weīre too late.



These are his personal papers.



He would never leave without them.

He must still be here.



- We must find him.

- l found him.



ltīs impossible.



lt canīt be.



The last entry in his journal

was made on October     ,       .



He died over    years ago.



Weīve been chasing a ghost.



three minutes to liftoff,



They never stopped. Theyīre finishing

what they were programmed to do.



Donīt you see? This entire island

is Totenkopf. Every wire, every gear.



Heīs found a way to cheat

even his own death.



So how do we kill somebody

whoīs already dead?



- How do l stop it?

- Nothing can stop it now.



- There must be some way.

- His machines would never allow it.



Leave the machines to me.

Dex, show me what to do.



lf you can cut the lead

in the system terminal,



it should create a short...



...which will ignite the fuel line

before the booster engines can fire



- and destroy the atmosphere.

- Thatīs it?



- Thatīs all l have to do?

- The terminalīs onboard the rocket.



You wonīt have time to escape.



Contact Franky as soon

as youīre off the island.



- Sheīll know exactly what to do.

- What are you talking about?



- līm going with you.

- Not this time.



We had a deal.



Youīre not gonna leave me now,

just when things are getting interesting.



- l wonīt let you.

- l wish we had more time.



And l only hope, one day,

you can forgive me.



- Take care of her, Dex.

- ood luck, Cap.



One minute to liftoff,



We meet again,

my mysterious friend.



How do you wanna do this?



Nice shot, Polly.



What took you so long?



Sheīs a machine.



ten seconds to liftoff,





















Weīve gotta get those animals

off the ship.



Ninety kilometers to booster ignition,



Thereīs no time.



Thatīs our only way across.



Eighty kilometers to booster ignition,



Danger! Danger! Danger!

Cargo release imminent!



What did you do now?



Come on!



seventy kilometers to booster ignition,



sixty kilometers to booster ignition,



Hold on!



Please! Donīt touch anything else!



Thereīs no time. Weīll never make it.



Fifty kilometers to booster ignition,






Forty kilometers to booster ignition,



Come in, Manta station.

Do you read me?



thirty kilometers to booster ignition,



Franky, itīs Dex. Do you read me?



lt didnīt work.



twenty kilometers to booster ignition,



Joe, youīre running out of time.

Youīve gotta do something.



And God saw that the wickedness

of man was great in the earth,,,



- He thinks heīs od.

- And God said unto Noah, the end,,,



Shut up!



ten kilometers to booster ignition,












- ,,,six,,,

- Why wonīt you die?



Five kilometers to booster ignition,















Warning, system failure,



Booster malfunction,



Danger, Danger,






Warning, system failure,



- Booster malfunction,

- Look!



Danger, Danger,



- What is it?

- lt might be our way out of here.



l see them, commander.



Ready assault teams.

All hands on deck.



One shot.



You got your story.






- You...

- ltīs all right.



You donīt have to say anything.



Lens cap.

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