Expedition to Svalbard by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

Expedition to Svalbard

A journalist accompanies an international team of biologists to explore the permafrost for genetic remnants of a deadly disease of the Middle Ages.

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In a quest for Nobel prizes, publishing rights, and bio-patent riches, virus hunters the world over search for antiquity's deadly pathogens that may lie dormant in the frozen tundra. In this story, microbe-obsessed detectives push the envelope of risk as they pursue the source of one of the most lethal and mysterious outbreaks ever - something inhabitants of the day feared even more than the Black Death: The so-called "English Sweate".

Is 21st Century Man, let alone his immune system, prepared to face the consequences of this reckless archaeology?

"Svalbard" will invite a comparison to the classic monster-in-the-ice film, "The Thing", but it is really a case of "reality seeming to imitate art". Whereas that classic would probably have been as good if it were shot in the Sahara, my story can only follow what's really going on in the world: The ice is where these bugs are being dug up. Expeditions have already been mounted for the Black Death and Spanish Flu!

If you'd like to view the script or synopsis for this story, I look forward to sending the PDFs to your attention. (Also available as Pilot + Episode One)

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AUW0R7Y

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: March 24, 2021

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The Writer: Steve Garry

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