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: January 9, 2021

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio

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