Charlie The Robot by Lance West | Script Revolution

Charlie The Robot

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On a routine resupply mission to a research base on Saturn’s moon, Titan, a maintenance robot stumbles across nomadic aliens intent on making Earth their new home.
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While on a routine resupply mission to a research base on Saturn’s moon, Titan, Sam, the young female Captain of the transport ship, Protector, and, Charlie, her maintenance robot, discover an anomaly in Saturn’s rings. After dropping off their cargo, they travel to Saturn to investigate.

Upon arriving, they are shocked to find a massive alien vessel, heavily damaged and partially submerged in Saturn’s outer ring. Sam sends Charlie over to investigate. As Charlie reaches the damaged ship, an identical undamaged craft emerges from beneath the rings and fires on Protector. The damaged alien ship intercepts the missile. The blast wave from the explosion hurls Protector back towards Titan.

The alien ship fires on its damaged twin, impacting its hull. The blast propels Charlie into a gaping hole, caused by an earlier missile strike. Knocked out, Charlie floats down into the crippled alien vessel.

Meanwhile, with her ship spinning out of control, Sam enters an escape pod and abandons ship. The escape pod enters Titan’s atmosphere and lands on the surface. Sam’s pod is recovered and taken to the research base. There, Sam informs the Robots managing the facility what took place. Together, they try to contact Charlie.

Charlie restarts and finds himself deep inside the damaged alien vessel. Making his way through the ship, Charlie finds his path blocked by a massive door. Charlie knocks on the door, and it opens, revealing a massive city under a dome.

Charlie enters the city and discovers it inhabited by Alien Robots. The Alien Robots tell Charlie they have been traveling to Earth for generations after their home planet was destroyed. When they discovered Earth was inhabited, the Alien Robots wanted to look for a new home, but their creators, weary of travel, were convinced by their Evil Leader that Earth was their birthright, and should be taken by force. The Alien Robots stopped the invasion by disabling their creator’s ship and were thus attacked.

The domed city is suddenly breached by their creator’s army, intent on finishing off the Alien Robots. Charlie escapes and manages to sneak aboard the creator’s ship. He discovers they have repaired their ship, and will soon be embarking for Earth. Charlie manages to temporarily delay their plans by sabotaging their engines. Enraged, the Evil Leader orders his army to hunt him down.

Charlie is captured but manages to escape. During his escape, Charlie learns of their plans to attack the research base on Titan, before proceeding to Earth. Charlie retreats to the outer hull of the ship. Outside the ship, Charlie is able to receive Sam’s transmission. Charlie warns her of the imminent attack.

On Titan, Sam and the Robots prepare for the attack by setting a trap. Sam hides in an emergency escape rocket as the Robots cling to the outside. As the attack begins, Sam blasts off. The rocket’s exhaust ignites fuel they have flooded their base with, causing a massive explosion, throwing the advancing army back.

In orbit, Sam and the Robots abandon their rocket before it is destroyed by the creator’s ship. Sam and the Robots climb aboard the outer hull of the creator’s ship and meet up with Charlie. Charlie leads them to an exhaust vent where they gain access to the vessel.

Inside the creator’s ship, the Evil Leader holds a rally preparing his people for war. Charlie and the others accidentally crash through a vent, landing amongst the crowd. In the ensuing melee, Charlie saves a young alien girl when the Evil Leader fires indiscriminately into the crowd at them. Witnessing Charlie’s bravery, and seeing their leaders true colors, the people turn on him.

With the Evil Leader deposed, and peace restored, Charlie and the others watch as the creators and their robots work together to repair the robot’s ship. In appreciation, they give Charlie one of their shuttles. Charlie, now captain of his own ship, takes his friends home. In a prison cell on the creator’s ship, the Evil Leader watches as Charlie’s shuttle departs from the robots vessel.

Submitted: April 2, 2018
Last Updated: July 13, 2019
Times Downloaded: 7
Last Downloaded: October 7, 2019

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The Writer: Lance West

I like to write exciting sci-fi, action-adventures, full of thrills, chills, and the occasional tension releasing laugh. Basically, I’m trying to recreate that feeling I had as a boy watching Star Wars for the first time. That total buy-in from the opening frame to the end credits. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me anytime. Go to bio

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