The Reanimator’s Revenge – Episode 5 – The Pumping Station


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THE REANIMATOR’S REVENGE

EPISODE #5 – THE PUMPING STATION

by Philip Craig Robotham

Cover Illustration by Miyukiko

Edited by Margaret Wilkins

Copyright 2013 Philip Craig Robotham

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Serial #4: The Reanimator’s Revenge

When visiting the Star City Penitentiary Trent Stone and Tess Carter encounter an old gypsy woman who warns them that the city is facing imminent destruction. An investigation of her claims leads the pair to the City Cemetery where they are attacked by shambling reanimated corpses bent on tearing the city apart. Before long large sections of the population are succumbing to a mysterious sleeping sickness, martial law has been declared, and the dead are tearing the city apart building by building. Trent and Tess must race against time to introduce an antidote into the city’s water supply and face down the villain before the city is completely destroyed. Will they be able to uncover the secret behind the undead plague and bring it to an end? Tune in to “The Reanimator’s Revenge” and cheer as the conflict between Trent, Tess, and their arch-nemesis reaches its thrilling conclusion.

Episodes in the Host Your Own “Old Time Radio Drama” series are designed to provide a fun dinner party experience for 6–8 participants. Read along, taking on the role of one or more of the characters in the story, and listen as the exciting drama unfolds. This is the theater of the mind, where the special effects are only limited by your imagination, and your participation will build a memory that you’ll treasure for years to come.

THE REANIMATOR’S REVENGE

CAST LIST

NARRATOR: The Narrator

TRENT STONE: Our hero and adventurer

TERESA CARTER: Our heroine and reporter

THE TECHNOMASTER: Arch-villain

TEGAN RODRIGUEZ: Industrialist

MARCUS FILMORE: Mad Scientist

SFX: SFX operator (1 required)

SCENE 20: EXT. UP IN THE TREE (TERESA, TRENT)

642. MUSIC: [92] OPENING THEME – LET IT FINISH

643. NARRATOR: As our story begins, Trent and Tess have made the dangerous crossing through Star City; now a growing wasteland riddled with walking corpses and collapsing buildings. They have brought the antidote to the pumping station they believe is the source of the infection and have found it surrounded by walking corpses. Having obtained the ladder from a nearby crashed fire-engine they and are now sitting in a nearby tree contemplating whether the should lay the ladder from the tree to the fence-top and try to cross above the monsters’ heads.

644. SOUND: [10] WALLA — LARGE NUMBERS OF GROANS AND MOANS FROM A MULTITUDE OF CORPSES SURROUNDING THE PUMPING STATION — ESTABLISH AND UNDER

645. TERESA: (ANNOYED) Stone, I’m sitting in a tree.

646. TRENT: Hey, this was your idea.

647. TERESA: Yeah. (BEAT) But I’m sitting in a tree.

648. TRENT: (RESIGNED) Come on. Let’s see if we can’t push this ladder out over that crowd of corpses.

649. SOUND: [59] SLIDING OF LADDER — ESTABLISH AND UNDER UNTIL NEXT SOUND

650. TRENT: Whoah. Easy there. I’m not sure we’ve got the leverage to pull this thing back up again if it lands on any of those things.

651. TERESA: (GRUNTING) Yeah. Yeah. Shouldn’t you be beating a drum or cracking a whip or something.

652. TRENT: Funny. There we go.

653. SOUND: [60] CLUNK OF LADDER AND SOUND OF FENCE COMPRESSING — LET IT FINISH

654. TERESA: (DOUBTFULLY AND DRIPPING WITH SARCASM) Well. (BEAT) That looks safe.

655. TRENT: Need I point out — again — that this was your idea?

656. TERESA: No, you need not! Who’s going first?

657. TRENT: Under the circumstances I guess it’s me.

658. SOUND: [61] CREAKING OF LADDER AND RISE IN THE VOLUME OF GROANS, ETC. — FADE UP AND BACK UNDER

659. TRENT: Looks like they can tell I’m here. They’re… trying to… reach me… but… (WHEW) I’m safe. Your turn, Tess.

660. TERESA: I didn’t like that bit in the middle, Stone. A couple more inches of sag and you’d have shared the fate of our friend the cat over there.

661. TRENT: Well, here’s hoping you don’t weigh as much as I do.

662. TERESA: If it turns out I weigh as much as you, Stone, I think I’ll let them have me willingly. (BEAT) Okay, here goes.

663. SOUND: [61] CREAKING OF LADDER AND RISE IN THE VOLUME OF GROANS, ETC. — FADE UP AND BACK UNDER

664. TERESA: (QUIETLY) Trent?

665. TRENT: (DISTRACTED) Yeah?

666. TERESA: (MORE URGENTLY) Trent? (BEAT THEN SCREAMS) Aagh! Trent! The ladder! It’s turning!

667. TRENT: (GRUNTING) Hang on, I’ve got it… (BEAT) There!

668. SOUND: [60] CLUNK OF LADDER BEING RIGHTED — OVERLAY AND LET FINISH

669. TERESA: That was a little too close.

670. TRENT: Come on, Tess, only a little further.

671. SOUND: [62] SQUEAL OF STRAINING METAL AS THE FENCE BEGINS TO GIVE WAY — ESTABLISH AND UNDER

672. TERESA: Trent. The fence!

673. TRENT: I see it. Don’t waste time. Come on.

674. TERESA: (HURRYING FORWARD) Oh!

675. SOUND: [63] FENCE GIVES WAY AND CRASHES DOWN — SOUND OF BODY TUMBLING ONTO TARMAC — LET IT FINISH

676. TERESA: (SCREAMING) Aaagh! Get them off me!

677. TRENT: (GENTLY) Easy, Tess. It’s all right. It’s me, Trent. You came down on the inside of the compound. (BEAT) See?

678. TERESA: (EMBARRASSED) Oh! (BEAT) It looks like your theory about them sticking to the area they were instructed to guard is right. They don’t seem to be following us.

679. SOUND: [64] CRUNCHING AND SMASHING OF LADDER — FADE UP AND UNDER

680. TRENT: Yeah, it looks like we’re fine. But the bad news is — I don’t think we’ll be able to get back out this way.

681. TERESA: Yeah. I guess the fence collapsing and the ladder being turned into kindling does kind of mess that up. Have you still got the counter-agent?

682. TRENT: Yeah. It’s here and it’s even intact. Let’s see if we can’t find that pumping station, eh?

683. TERESA: After you!

684. SOUND: [65] CRUNCH OF TRENT AND TESS’S FOOTSTEPS OVER GRAVEL — ESTABLISH THEN UNDER

685. TRENT: Just how much do you weigh, anyhow?

686. SOUND: [66] SOUND OF FACE GETTING SLAPPED — ONE SET OF CRUNCHING STEPS STOPS — LET IT FINISH

687. TRENT: Maybe another time, then?

688. SOUND: [65] FOOTSTEPS ON GRAVEL RESUME — FADE

689. MUSIC: [91] (BRIDGE) IRONIC SCENE ENDER — LET IT FINISH


SCENE 21: INT. PUMPING STATION (TERESA, TRENT)

690. SOUND: [11] WALLA — WATER LAPPING, DRIPS, LOW THRUM OF PUMPING MACHINERY — ESTABLISH AND UNDER

691. TERESA: Looks like the place is empty.

692. TRENT: Don’t count on it, Tess. He’s here somewhere, but first we’ve got to deploy this counter-agent.

693. TERESA: Well, here’s the pumping station — I guess we just unscrew that station-cover and pour the stuff in?

694. TRENT: That’s about the size of it. Give me a hand with the cover.

695. TRENT & TERESA: (GRUNT WITH EFFORT)

696. SOUND: [67] LARGE METAL COVER UNSCREWING FOLLOWED BY CLANG AS COVER LANDS ON FLOOR — LET IT FINISH

697. TERESA: That does it. Now pour in the potion.

698. SOUND: [68] SHORT SOUND OF LIQUID POURING AS THE COUNTER-AGENT IS EMPTIED INTO THE STATION — LET IT FINISH

699. TRENT: Done. It’s going to take some time to move through the city, but that should break the hold over those currently infected and should act to protect those who are not.

700. TERESA: Here’s hoping some of the city is still standing by the time that happens. Now let’s see about finding…

701. SOUND: [69] LOW GROWLS FROM DOORWAY — FADE UP AND CONTINUE UNDER

702. TERESA: What was?… (NERVOUSLY) Trent?

703. TRENT: I see them, Tess. Or at least I think they’re what I’m seeing.

704. SOUND: [12] WALLA — GROWLING CONTINUES TO NEXT MUSIC

705. TERESA: Those are dinosaurs, right? About four feet tall, but dinosaurs all the same.

706. TRENT: I’m guessing so, reanimated from the Natural History Museum at a guess.

707. TERESA: I don’t like the look of their teeth… or those claws.

708. TRENT: Me either, Tess. (TO THE DINOSAURS) Easy. Easy.

709. SOUND: [70] SNORTS AND SNIFFING AMONGST THE GROWLS — FADE UP THEN UNDER

710. TERESA: I’m going to try and ease my way to the…

711. SOUND: [71] SHARP SNARL FROM ONE OF THE DINOSAURS — LET IT FINISH

712. TERESA: Or, maybe not.

713. TRENT: They don’t seem to be attacking us.

714. TERESA: What do you mean?

715. TRENT: I think they’re our welcoming committee. Don’t make any sudden moves and I think they’ll take us to their master.

716. TERESA: You mean John Whistler, the Technomaster.

717. MUSIC: [85] (BRIDGE) NEUTRAL SCENE ENDER — LET IT FINISH


SCENE 22: INT. THE TECHNOMASTER’S LAIR (TECHNOMASTER, TERESA, TRENT)

718. SOUND: [13] WALLA — FADE IN DINOSAUR GROWLS IN AN ECHOING SPACE — ESTABLISH AND UNDER — CONTINUE UNTIL 752

719. SOUND: [72] WHIR AND CLANK OF TECHNOMASTER’S PROSTHETIC LEGS APPROACHING — FADE IN AND PLAY UNTIL FINISHED

720. TECHNOMASTER: (IN A HOARSE HACKING CROAK) Well, well, well. What do we have here? A pair of weak-minded fools who have stumbled into the lair of the Technomaster.

721. TERESA: Are you still playing to your imaginary audience, John? You should know by now that scary names don’t impress us.

722. TECHNOMASTER: Is that so, Miss Carter? (COUGHS AND WHEEZES) I may yet be able to coax a scream or two out of you before we’re done. (BEAT) In fact, I’m rather glad you found me. I was regretting that you would die with the rest of the maggot-ridden citizenry of this city, wholly ignorant of my actions. But this is perfect. Now you know who is behind this and can watch as the city which defied me is undone — and then you can die — fully cognizant of your failure!

723. TRENT: Always so dramatic, John. You’re still after your petty revenge?

724. TECHNOMASTER: Petty? My revenge is towering! (COUGHS AND CATCHES BREATH) By the time this day is over thousands will be dead. By the time I’m done I’ll have amassed a body count to rival Genghis Khan! Even you can’t fail to be impressed by the extent of the carnage and terror I have unleashed, Stone.

725. TRENT: (YAWNS) You think so? We’ve already introduced a counter-agent developed by Catherine Filmore to the water supply. Your reign of terror has only hours at most before it is reversed.

726. TECHNOMASTER: (WHEEZING) What? No! So, you figured it out? I do seem to underestimate you, don’t I, Stone? But, if Marcus Filmore hadn’t failed to murder his wife and those lab rats of his, you wouldn’t be here to see my final victory, would you?

727. TRENT: Oh yes? And how is Marcus, might I ask? I don’t remember you being one to show much compassion to those you feel have failed you.

728. TECHNOMASTER: Oh, he’s hanging about. Along with someone else you might recognize.

729. TERESA: Trent, look up. High in the ceiling.

730. TRENT: I see them, Tess. It’s Marcus (BEAT) and (SHOCKED) Tegan! How did you?

731. TECHNOMASTER: The same way I ensnared Filmore. You don’t think she was making life as difficult for you as she was, on her own, do you?

Look at me, Stone. The scars. The burns. All this is your doing. Did you really think I would ignore the people closest to you when I pursued my revenge?

When I came through the portal back into this city, I was barely alive. Burns covered most of my body. But I had power, and will, and a burning desire to have my revenge.

I dragged myself back into the sewers and first looked to the repair of this ailing body. Once I could move again without screaming I began working against you — always in secret. And my plans have been most effective.

My mind-control potion has been perfected to the point where it really only takes four or five doses to do its work. I used Boscone’s people to see that it was slipped into the drinks at Tegan’s favorite restaurant. She’s been mine for some time now and has been placing the resources of Rodriguez Industries at my disposal — or at least a good proportion of them. I’ve managed to rebuild my manufacturing facilities and start production of my Electrical Disrupter guns. You can see my first shipment in the crates behind you. Likewise, I used Tegan to administer the drug to poor, dear Mr Filmore. He was so desperate for funding after the near failure of his company that it was almost pitifully easy to put him under my control.

(LAUGHS HORRIBLY, INTERRUPTED BY COUGHING).

And, of course, now I get to tell you that Claire Mannix, the girl you went to so much trouble to rescue from the electric chair, was my first target in unleashing death and destruction on the city.

732. TERESA: You can’t be such a fool, John. Claire left on her honeymoon yesterday morning. You were too late by an entire day.

733. TECHNOMASTER: What? No! (COUGHS AGAIN)

734. TERESA: (NEEDLING) You seem to be saying that a lot, John. Are things not panning out quite like you planned?

735. TECHNOMASTER: (WHEEZING) It is no matter! I have you in my power.

736. SOUND: [73] ELECTRONIC BEEPS AND CLICKS FOLLOWED BY SHAMBLING MOANING — ESTABLISH AND UNDER

737. TECHNOMASTER: The creatures coming in behind you are about to chain you up.

738. SOUND: [74] CHAINS CLANKING AND BEING LOCKED — UNDER

739. TERESA: No! Let go you… ugh!

740. TRENT: It’s okay, Tess. We’re not done yet.

741. TECHNOMASTER: Oh really? Your pitiful success at introducing a counter-agent to the water supply makes no difference to my plan. It will take a significant amount of time for the counter-agent to displace the toxins I have already introduced. By then, my minions will have all but destroyed this city and I will have escaped, my revenge accomplished. (HACKING, WHEEZING, COUGHING LAUGH) But never fear, you will not be abandoned. I will return before long and will take great pleasure in killing you all slowly.

742. SOUND: [75] EXTREMELY HEAVY (T-REX) FOOTFALLS — FADE IN AND LET FINISH

743. TERESA: (SCARED) Trent? What’s that?

744. TECHNOMASTER: Just a Tyrannosaur skeleton I borrowed from the Natural History Museum, my dear. I need to run a short errand and…

745. SOUND: [72] WHIRR AND CLANK OF PROSTETICS AS THE TECHNOMASTER WALKS TO THE TYRANNOSAUR — LET IT FINISH

746. TECHNOMASTER: (GRUNTING AS HE CLIMBS UP) …he makes the perfect mount for crossing a ruined city. Once my minions pass up that box… thank you… I’ll be all set. (BEAT) Let me just make you a little more uncomfortable before I go.

747. SOUND: [73] ELECTRONIC BEEP OF BUTTON BEING PRESSED FOLLOWED BY CLICK AND WHIRR OF CHAIN BEING WHINCHED UP — ESTABLISH AND UNDER — PLAY UNTIL NEXT SOUND

748. TERESA: No! Aagh! Trent, help! I’m being winched to the ceiling.

749. TRENT: Me too. Aagh! You won’t get away with this, John!

750. SOUND: [74] CLUNK OF WHINCH STOPPING — LET IT FINISH

751. TECHNOMASTER: ( BEAT) Really? I think I already have. Adieu for now! (ADDRESSING THE DINOSAURS) Well, my reanimated Saurian minions… let us depart!

752. SOUND: [75] MANY ROARS — AND HUGE THUMPS OF T-REX PICKING UP SPEED — AMONG THE DEPARTING DINOSAUR HORDE — FADE OUT

753. MUSIC: [89] (BRIDGE) OMINOUS SCENE ENDER — LET IT FINISH


ACT 3


SCENE 23: INT. THE PUMPING STATION — IN CHAINS NEAR THE CEILING (TRENT, TERESA)

754. SOUND: [14] WALLA — SWAYING AND CREAKING OF CHAINS, OCCASIONAL CLANK, ETC. — ESTABLISH AND UNDER

755. TRENT: Okay, Tess, he’s gone. Can you manage that party trick of yours and get out of those chains while we’re upside down?

756. TERESA: Piece of cake. I still can’t figure out why you’ve never mastered this little trick.

757. TRENT: My hands are too large.

758. TERESA: Yeah, yeah! Big thumbs I know… (GRUNTS) Got it! That’s my hands free.

759. SOUND: [106] DELAY, THEN ECHOING CLANG OF CHAINS LANDING ON GROUND — LET IT FINISH

760. TRENT: That’s quite a drop. Are you going to be able to climb down okay?

761. TERESA: Yeah. I think so. Hey, it looks like our companions up here are prisoners not corpses.

762. TRENT: Oh?

763. TERESA: Yeah, I just noticed Tegan’s still breathing. Same with Filmore. They’re both unconscious, but definitely alive. (BEAT) We’ll see what we can get out of them after we all get down.

764. MUSIC: [85] (BRIDGE) NEUTRAL SCENE ENDER — LET IT FINISH


SCENE 24: INT. THE PUMPING STATION — ON THE GROUND A FEW MOMENTS LATER. (TERESA, TRENT, TEGAN, MARCUS)

765. SOUND: [76] WINCHING OF CHAIN, SLOWING AND COMING TO A HALT, THEN ENGINE STOPPING — LET IT FINISH

766. TERESA: Well, that’s everyone. Though you could do to lose some weight, Stone. Bringing you down really put some strain on that winch.

767. TRENT: Hey, it wasn’t me who made the ladder collapse earlier.

768. TERESA: You want maybe an encore of what happened before? You know, I could give you a second palm print on the other cheek, just to keep things even?

769. TRENT: You brought it up.

770. TERESA: Ahuh. (GRUNTS)

771. SOUND: [77] CLANG OF CHAINS FALLING AWAY — LET IT FINISH

772. TERESA: There, that’s Filmore done. Everyone’s free of their chains. Let’s see if we can bring Tegan around.

773. TRENT: Already on it. (BEAT)

Tegan, are you alright?

774. TEGAN: (GROGGY) What? Trent? Where am I? What happ… (AWARENESS AND PANIC) Oh no! Trent! I’m so sorry. The Technomaster, he’s destroying the city. He’s…

775. TRENT: (GENTLY) It’s all right, Tegan. We know. We also know that he’s had you under the control of a mind-altering drug. We need to know his objective if we’re going to stop him.

776. TEGAN: Oh, Trent. This is all my fault! I was so angry after Martin’s death. It was so sudden. We didn’t even have time to say goodbye. I blamed you and…

777. TRENT: It’s all right, Tegan. Everything is going to be okay. What we need right now is anything — anything at all — you can tell us about what he’s trying to do. Can you remember anything from while you were under his influence?

778. TEGAN: Yes. Yes, I remember. The whole time I was under, a part of me was awake and watching. I think he wanted it that way. I think he wanted me to know and understand the things he was making me do — he enjoyed knowing I was aware but helpless to prevent them.

779. TERESA: That’s what he’s like, all right.

780. TEGAN: He wants revenge. He wants to hurt this city and the people in it. But that’s not all. The destruction — the mayhem and death — they’re all just a distraction. He’s really after the Star City Gold Repository.

781. TERESA: At the bank?

782. TRENT: You mean all this is an elaborate bank heist?

783. MARCUS: (GROANING) That’s right.

784. TERESA: Mr Filmore! Are you alright?

785. MARCUS: No, I don’t think I am. I’m not sure I’ll ever be again. That fiend took us off his drugs two days ago. He wants us to see the misery we’ve wrought before he kills us. I feel sick to my very soul!

786. TEGAN: It wasn’t your fault… the drugs, they…

787. MARCUS: (BLANDLY) I know what they did. (BEAT) It doesn’t change anything.

788. TRENT: Maybe. Maybe not! You certainly weren’t in control of your actions — but right now there’s still a chance to stop him — and you could be of great help. Do you understand these machines the Technomaster has been using?

789. MARCUS: Yes. I helped design them.

790. TRENT: Can we switch off the transmitter? Stop his signal and shut down the corpses that he’s controlling?

791. MARCUS: I think so, if we can find where he… No! It’s not here. He must have taken the transmitter with him.

792. TERESA: That must have been the box he was carrying when he set out on the T-Rex.

793. TRENT: Most likely. Alright, that’s not going to work. What about pursuit? We know where he’s heading. Is there anything we can do or use to get past the creatures outside?

794. TEGAN: (BEAT) Marcus? Why are you smiling?

794b. MUSIC: [86] (BRIDGE)MYSTERIOUS SCENE ENDER

795. MUSIC: [93] CLOSING THEME — ESTABLISH, FADE UNDER, AND CREDITS.

CASTING SHEETS — MAJOR CHARACTERS

NARRATOR: Hello, I am your narrator. I introduce the cold stormy nights on which our stories take place, the dark alleys, and darker personalities who inhabit the lonely city. It is my job to set the scene and establish the serious tone of suspense and intrigue that will carry the story forwards. It is also my job to remind listeners of what came before in a calm, trustworthy voice and ensure that everyone is oriented to where we are and where we are going.

TRENT STONE: Hello, I’m Trent Stone, Adventurer. I’m always in command of the situation (except perhaps, when it comes to Tess — who can easily throw me for a loop). I say things like “indeed,” “hmmm,” and “I see” a lot and speak in a way that friends of Clark Kent would find very familiar. I’m smart, observant, and quick to use my fists when required, but never impulsive. I sound like Joe College but I’m blue collar through and through. My lack of higher education is something of an embarrassment to me — but I’d never let on.

I’m aware of Tess’s flirting and occasionally I wonder if it’s more than just a way to keep entertained on the job — mostly I just ignore it and keep on working.

TERESA CARTER: Hiya. Everyone calls me Tess. I’m the take-no-prisoners sort who can hold her own in the man’s world that is the concrete jungle of Star City. I’m college educated but have a mean right hook. I’m a reporter by training and a stickybeak by inclination — this tends to get me in trouble. Curious, playful, and smart, that’s me! But I’m also painfully honest, easily moved by the troubles of others, and as protective as a tigress of my friends. I secretly have a thing for Trent — who’s a bit of a stuffed shirt and easily embarrassed by flirting. We both pretend it’s not there for the sake of the job, but I can’t help occasionally feeling a bit wistful.

TEGAN RODRIGUEZ: I’m the widow of Martin Rodriguez. I took over Rodriguez Industries after he died but, in my grief I blamed Trent and Teresa for his death and came under the influence of the Technomaster.

TECHNOMASTER: You think of me as a villain, but you know nothing of what I’ve sacrificed. I was on my way to greatness when the Great War came along — a research scientist and inventor par excellence. I did my part and signed up, but a bullet in the back put an end to my days on two legs. (BITTERLY) A bullet in the back, mind you! I was hit by a stray bullet from our own side. And when I returned? Well, I was an embarrassment. I received a letter of thanks for my service, a medal — in the mail — and a tiny pension. That was all the thanks I got from my country.

No one wanted to hire a maimed researcher. I lost my home, my lab, the respect that was rightly mine, everything.

I have suffered great injury at the hands of Trent Stone and Tess Carter. I am badly burned and full of a desire for revenge — a revenge that will leave thousands dead in its wake.

CASTING SHEETS — MINOR CHARACTERS

MARCUS FILMORE: When our research, promising though it was, looked like it wouldn’t yield any useful results my company began to fail. I was desperate for a backer. Tegan Rodriguez of Rodriguez Industries approached me. Little did I know she was already under the influence of the mind-altering drugs of the Technomaster. It was the work of only a meeting or two to put me under similar control. I have been trapped inside my own mind, watching as the Technomaster used me to attempt to take the lives of my wife and research assistants. And now with thousands of lives at risk I just don’t know how I will ever be able to live with myself.

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