UNFATALLY DEAD

UNFATALLY DEAD



Unfatally Dead: To Thaw or not to Thaw?

Synopsis by

Wayne Edmiston

wayneonespirit@charter.net

(805) 481-7142

This historical fantasy begins in a laboratory/clinic setting in December 1966, the day WALT DISNEY’s body supposedly was placed into cryonic suspension. A contractual provision required a review, every five years, to assess whether or not sufficient medical advances would make reanimating the beloved icon feasible.

The time has come and Disney’s resurrection might proceed. Although absent for 50 years, he has not been forgotten, figuratively or literally. The screenplay poses questions that each of us may have to answer in our own lives as we measure ourselves against the changes wrought by medical and scientific progress. And who might enjoy being the first person to be revived to a functioning life more than Walter Elias Disney?

GABRIEL, an official in Heaven’s Human Development Department, is in a quandary. Nobody has ever been revived before! He devises a plan to help Disney with his impending decision: return to earth or not?

SAMUEL CLEMENS, is bored-with-heaven; protagonist and mischievous as only Mark Twain can be, accompanies Disney through a transitional journey to explore periods and events in earth’s history to inform the stay-or-go decision.

EEPIA, a new, unformed soul and keeper of the Akashic Records, is tasked with making certain no historical events are disrupted. A naïve sponge, she soaks up everything they experience together and makes visible changes in her own persona.

The three visitors experience San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury twice, 20 years apart; have a run-in with a bank robber; visit a discotheque; see Apollo 11 leave the moon and are seen by dismayed Mission Control at NASA; meet Steve Jobs at a garage sale; perplex the Bonanza television set because there’s more than one Mark Twain; witness the Berlin Wall as it comes down; visit both Disneyland and Disneyworld  with hilarious and heartwarming outcomes; and interact with modern audiovisual technology; experience more than one tragedy and the pit falls of not adhering to agreements prior to beginning the journey.

UFD is a historical fantasy based in part on actual events that happened to specific people and places, and incorporates technological advances since 1966. The historical accounts are unique, the characters endearing, and the situations, some humorous, others not, with several unintended consequences leaving a wake behind… all the way to a President’s family.

The spirit of this adventure is simply to remind us to embrace and celebrate life in the present, and contemplate and examine the powerful options available tomorrow.

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Unfatally Dead: To Thaw or not to Thaw?

by

Wayne Edmiston

Writers Guild of America, West, Inc., Registration # 179850

 

This historical fantasy begins in a laboratory/clinic setting in December 1966, the day WALT DISNEY’s body supposedly was placed into cryonic suspension. A contractual provision required a review, every five years, to assess whether or not sufficient medical advances would make reanimating the beloved icon feasible.

The time has come for Disney’s possible return. Although absent for 50 years, he has not been forgotten, either figuratively or literally. He is Chair of Heaven’s Creative Department observing the world from afar. He loves this exalted position and doesn’t realize the immensity of what he may soon encounter.

He is focused on SHERRY, 8ish, who believes she’s a misfit because all she wants to do is draw cartoons. They are with optometrist DR. MUSGRAVE, 40s, as he informs her and mother, PLASTER, 40s. he can help with her eye condition. Arrangements are made. NURSE explains a generous benefactor purchased a special machine that will help with Sherry’s visual problems, as he has a daughter with the same malady.

 

ANGEL GABRIEL, an official in Heaven’s Human Development Department, is in a quandary. Nobody has ever been revived before! He devises a plan to help Disney with his impending decision: return to earth or not? He approaches Disney but is ignored at first. Adamant, they meet in Gabriel’s office where the rules are designed, fully disclosed, articulated and agreed upon, with THREE PROVISOS.

PROVISO ONE: He will not be going alone. There are two others involved.

SAMUEL CLEMENS, bored-with-heaven protagonist and mischievous as only Mark Twain can be, accompanies Disney through a transitional journey to explore periods and events in earth’s history to inform the stay-or-go decision.

EEPIA, a new, unformed soul, is apprenticed to the two. She is the keeper of the Akashic Records, tasked with making certain no historical events are disrupted.

PROVISO TWO: Scenarios will be presented for him to evaluate before making the final decision: will he return to earth after 50 years, or remain where he is doing what he has been doing?

PROVISO THREE: Time spent during each visitation to these places and meet with an assortment of humanity is limited to a maximum of one hour. Interaction is vitally necessary; however, unintended disruptions and consequences place numerous events and themselves in jeopardy, Cause and Effect.

 

A conversation with the HEAVENLY VOICE OF GOD, makes it official. As Disney begins this epic journey through time and consciousness he asks:

Their first interaction with humanity takes place in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco, 1968. The other stops along the way takes YOU on a journey through time with unusual outcomes, sheer delights and thought provoking incidents.

UFD is a historical fantasy based in part on actual events that happened to specific people and places, as well as technological advances since 1966. The historical accounts are unique, the characters endearing and the situations sometimes serious, others often humorous.

This work poses questions that each of us may have to answer in our own lives as we measure ourselves against the changes wrought by medical and scientific progress. And who might enjoy being the first person to be revived to a functioning life more than Walter Elias Disney?