TV Script: Justice League Unlimited `Time Warped`July 30th, 2012 | Posted by in Scripts
This is a script snippet from the Justice League Unlimited episode, “The Once and Future Thing, Part Two: Time Warped.”
Dwayne was really proud of how well this scene turned out. In the first season of Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, actor Peter MacNicol was cast to play a recurring character. Dwayne was really excited to use him again, because MacNicol had done such a tremendous job playing Chronos on Justice League.
Dwayne wrote an amazing scene. This is from Dwayne’s draft, dated May 6, 2004.
EXT. TITANIC – NIGHT
It’s the Titanic, parked on the Neo Gotham streets. Nearby, also on the ground, is the tip of the ICEBERG that sank it.
INT. TITANIC SUITE – NIGHT
It’s the nicest stateroom on the ship. David Clinton, now “CHRONOS,” is sitting on the bed, his legs dangling. He kicks them as a little kid would. Seated next to him is ENID, dressed in formal, Elizabethan-era finery. She looks terrified. She’s trying to mollify him.
Enid? I have to say that I’m vexed. Yes, “vexed” is precisely the word for it.
You shouldn’t let yourself get upset, David.
He reaches over to gently cup her cheek in his palm. She flinches but forces herself to let him. He hops off the bed to the floor.
You’re right, dear. But here we are.
New angle reveals the JOKERZ (only two Didis), standing in a row before him. They’re very nervous.
Look at it from my point of view. I go to the trouble of taking over the whole city, so I have a nice place to keep my collection...
And it’s a beautiful collection, David.
I was going to say the same thing, Boss. For instance, this is a really nice boat. Big!
Don’t patronize me Chucko. And especially don’t interrupt me.
Sorry, what? Everybody?
(like dutiful schoolchildren)
Sorry, Lord Chronos.
Chronos walks back and forth in front of them, like a drill Sargent inspecting his troops.
It doesn’t seem right. I go to the future. I get the technology that gives you all your new superpowers. I let you run amok in my town in return for the occasional ... security job. And what do you do in return?
Rhetorical. My point is, I give you an easy job: Take care of Batman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern. It should have been ten minutes work.
But the JLU showed up. They got in our way.
Yes, they did. And the question arises, who told them where and when our targets would arrive? I mean, I told you and I only know because I’m the undisputed master of space and time.
I’ll look into it boss. I’ll find out where the leak was.
Don’t trouble yourself, Chucko. No. Don’t bother.
Chronos cups his hand over his mouth and leans into Chucko’s ear, as if to whisper a secret.
I already know.
Chronos pushes a button on his belt and a TIME VIEW OPENS. It’s a floating hole in space.
THE TIME VIEW
In a dark alley, somewhere in Neo Gotham. Batman Beyond is giving money to someone we can’t see.
Somebody’s getting a payoff. Yes, he is.
Now we can see who’s getting the cash, it’s Chucko.
Sweating as he sees the evidence.
Frowning as he closes the Time View.
[tsk, tsk] Chucko, Chucko, Chucko. You’ve been a very bad clown.
Chronos grabs Chucko’s sleeve and opens a TIME SLIDE. They both VANISH.
EXT. CRETACEOUS/TERTIARY PLAIN – NIGHT
A prehistoric shoreline, heavy with vegetation. DINOSAURS graze peacefully and wade in the large body of water nearby. A TIME SLIDE OPENS depositing Chronos and Chucko.
Enjoy your stay.
Chronos VANISHES again in a time slide. Chucko looks around, frightened of a Dinosaur who seems to be taking a mild interest in him. Chucko FIRES UP his energy staff and blusters.
You think I’m scared? I’ll be running this dump in a few yea--
Chucko reacts to the SHADOW passing over him. He looks up to see what’s blocking the sun, A GIGANTIC ASTEROID is heading right for the camera. Resigned, Chucko lets his energy staff fall from his limp hands. His shoulders sag as he realizes what’s about to happen.
EXT. EARTH – NIGHT
The Asteroid strikes the Earth like a gigantic hammer blow. There is a HUGE EXPLOSION.
INT. TITANIC SUITE – NIGHT
Chronos TIMESLIDES back into the scene.
Do you know what killed the Dinosaurs?
Well, Chucko does. And unless you want to find out first hand, you’ll go finish off the Justice League.