Next Rest Stop, 2.5 Million Light Years by Daniel Broderick | Script Revolution

Next Rest Stop, 2.5 Million Light Years

A futuristic update of the good old fashioned family road trip, where the Boffs family heads to the happiest place in the universe in their minivan sized space ship.

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Parents Biff and Weez, along with their teenagers Miff and Jeez, head off on their annual family vacation in their small space craft. Family games along the way? Sure, including a new version of the license plate game. Snacks to tide them over? Mom suggests Kantare kale crisps, Ceti Alpha carrots, Omicron orange slices. Ugh! In the meantime, Biff tries a shortcut, joining the slipstream of the Galaxy Express Starship.

But the Biffs drop out in an unknown galaxy that looks like spilled bantha milk. Miff needs a rest stop. Two choices: the red planet or the blue one. Otherwise, it's 2.5 light years to the next one. The blue one it is. But the ship is damaged upon entry and the family has to wait five orbits for a tow. When it finally arrives, everyone but Jeez is ready to leave. He likes it where he is; after all, he has big plans. Hmmm, wonder what they are?

Submitted: January 12, 2022
Last Updated: January 12, 2022

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The Writer: Daniel Broderick

California native. Born in Los Angeles after my parents moved there from Chicago, where my father wrote for television after WWII and college. Have lived in San Fernando Valley, Orange County, Palo Alto, Florence (Italy), Washington, D.C., New Haven (Connecticut), West Los Angeles, Germany, and Sacramento. Currently live in Pasadena, California. Stanford undergrad. Played basketball until hurt my sophomore year, Yale Law School. Non-lawyer jobs include assembling board games, gas station attendant, assembling yachts, picking up trash at the beach, washing dorm windows, maintenance at a golf course, painting the take off boards for the long jump and triple jump (jock job, where I was... Go to bio

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