Breeding Material - Who's Got the Right Stuff? | Script Revolution

Breeding Material - Who's Got the Right Stuff?

“Unable to have babies the old-fashioned way, people from the distant future travel back in time to find suitable breeding material.”

Recently, science fiction’s experienced a realism renaissance.

Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian won praise from audiences and scientists with accurate portrayals of complicated theories. And one will note – deservedly so. But while veracity is a nice touch, films are ultimately entertainment at heart.

Sometimes, what we want is just a touch of flippancy – with the backdrop of science to dress it up.

Breeding Material is unashamedly the latter. A script which has all the classic SF tropes: the crazy, exposition-spewing scientist, time travel, and an everyday person thrust into a world beyond their wildest dreams.

Oh, and ice cream. More on that, soon enough.

Here’s the situation: Attractive young Jennifer snoozes in her apartment, when a space-time portal opens next to her bed. The portal spits out two young men in Lycra suits. Ones that head the poor girl’s way.

The duo waste no time in claiming Jennifer as a kidnapped third wheel – dragging her back through the continuum of space time.

When they enter the futuristic lab of Professor Zork, the trio quickly morphs to a quartet. And to Jennifer, this Zork guy is a grade A Perv – creepy, old and unkempt.

To make matters worse, he already knows Jennifer’s name, and asks her to provide eggs for his experiment. Not scrambled – the “Human-kind”. This is tale won’t be “over easy” soon.

Why would Zork want such things? In order to create fertile offspring for his cherished sons, Ben & Jerry.

Look at it this way: at least Zork didn’t name them Rocky Road or Mint Chip. Let’s just say that 2000 years in the future, ice cream is a melting legend of the distant past.

And there are other things we store in freezers, that might prove useful to Zork too…

Featuring witty dialogue and commentary on modern society, Breeding Material certainly reproduces entertainment well. Whether it’s via Tinder,, or STS (that’s STS, not STDs)… This script seeks an attractive directorial mate!

About The Reviewer

Hamish Porter's picture
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That guy who does a load of STS reviews and writes when he's not working or reading superfluous interesting articles. My filmmakers Rushmore is Nolan, Kubrick, Hitchcock, and Eastwood. Psychological thrillers, crime, and dramas are my thing, but I'm impartial to anything that's written well and with heart. Surprisingly successful at helping STS writers get optioned.Read more

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Former Peace Corps volunteer, big ticket sales engineer, commercial graphic artist, packaging design consultant and recovering golfer. More recently, I’m an award winning and produced scriptwriter living under the shade of a large oak tree in Central Florida. Four of my shorts have been produced, my dystopian horror Baby Soup won the 2013 Florida Independent Filmmakers Contest and in July 2020, I declined an offer from mainland China for my creature feature...Read more