Kane comes from Drop Nine, a desolate little asteroid in the middle of nowhere, where life is nasty, brutish and short. Where men are men and women are…well, men have been cloning copies of themselves for a couple of hundred years, so no one actually remembers what women even look like, except for the “Honey” AI-android companions that abound.
The cloning system is imperfect, the gene pool is deteriorating and some fresh DNA is in dire need.
Drop Nine as well as the other Drops are being harassed by “ALieNZ” (aka “shrieks”), who are so elusive no one knows what they are, and occasionally there have been abductions.
Kane’s ship falls prey to an alien encounter, and as the two spaceships viscously out-maneuver each other they collide.
The alien boards and takes Kane prisoner.
Una is an ace fighter pilot from a technologically and intellectually superior female civilization on the other side of the solar system. A civilization of women residing on Luna, a glowing megalopolis circling the dead planet, and who consider the hordes of “retroidors” camped out on the colonies to be the polarized scum of the universe…. and they hold the keys to life, the vast DNA library.
The two have never faced each other’s species before.
Kane and Una are unique, in their individual imperfections. They’re young, ambitious, brave, and are now stuck together on Kane’s beat-up spaceship hurtling across the vast reaches of intergalactic space.
The hate, the fear, mistrust, the difference in the lingo-dialect, the personality clash, the war between emotion and rational thought, is beyond description, but like Bogart and Hepburn, in the “African Queen” they are forced to make it work. One trying to outdo the other, one taking the other prisoner, as the tables keep on flipping.
But despite their different backgrounds, Kane and Una quickly become reluctant allies in a desperate and foolhardy attempt to save what remains of humanity from certain destruction as men plan to wipe out women from the universe forever and grab the DNA.
And while they’re saving humanity, they do the one thing people on opposite sides of a millenia-old war in outer space should never do.
They fall in love.
And their efforts fail and all humanity self-destructs in a cosmic big-bang event.
Except for Kane and Una, who escape and crash land on a hazy blue planet, and behold the cycle starts again.
Romance, adventure and the battle of the sexes with lots of attitude.
The past and future history of the human race as it’s never been told before.
GATEWAY TO A TRANSMEDIA STORY UNIVERSE
The screenplay, is a movie (or a limited series) that enters this realm through an adventure-love story, between two opposites, and it is an epic journey. It’s Romeo and Juliet, it’s Adam and Eve.
The back story reveals itself sporadically – apparently, after life on the planet was destroyed, the “Split” occurred.
It’s ancient history, myths and all records are gone. The tales speak of women having “expelled” men forever after the cataclysmic destruction of the planet. War after war, had plagued civilization since the dawn of humanity and this was the final straw.
It reveals two fascinating never-explored before worlds – one all male, one all female, and they haven’t interacted for centuries. In fact they don’t even know how the other looks like.
It’s an opportunity for scientific theorizing, explorations of race and gender, culture, belief-systems, as well as humor and sophisticted satire.
This particular point-of-view of the future, could provoke a million reactions, discussion and debate, agreement and disagreement in audiences – all for a holistic goal. The more the better.
Men are racially divided, in a state of war.
Women are racially homogenized, in a state of peace.
Each has found a way to keep the species alive. Men clone sons, women give birth to daughters.
Each has its own artificially intelligent “companions” when needed.
Two systems of social structure, government, architecture, design, fashion, arts, you name it.
Both utopian in their own way, both dystopian if you look closer.
The narrative is a gateway to a trans-media story universe that could be spun-off into series or several movies, allowing creators a framework to explore this never seen before universe, mythology and reflect on our ever changing society and world of today.
For example there could be a season detailing the back story of how the “Split” had occurred, a season about life on Luna (the female principle), a season about life on the colonies (the male principle), a season about Kane and Una multi-generational re-start of humanity at their new home, and there could even be a season about previous alien abductions that had occurred before Kane and Una’s union.
It is about cycles, and how the universe evolves, so there could be a multitude of further story-universes dealing with previous and future cycles of this ever lasting story.
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“MALE SEX DRIVE TO BLAME FOR WORLD WARS, STUDY SAYS.”
LONDON DAILY TELEGRAPH
Nick Collins, Science Correspondent,
The “male warrior” instinct means that men are programmed to be aggressive towards anyone they view as an outsider, a study claims.
In evolutionary terms an instinct for violence against others helped early men improve their status and gain more access to mates, but in modern terms this can translate into large-scale wars.
In contrast women are naturally equipped with a “tend and befriend” attitude which means they seek to resolve conflicts peacefully in order to protect their children, researchers said. The study, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – Biological Sciences, is a review of evolutionary evidence for the so-called “male warrior hypothesis”.
It claims that in every culture throughout history, men have been more likely than women to use violence when confronted by people they saw as outsiders.
The “tribal” attitude of men, ultimately aimed at boosting their chances of reproducing, is similar to the territorial behaviour of chimpanzees, it was claimed.
The study also examined evidence which suggests men have a stronger sense of group identity than women, and that they will develop closer ties with others in their group if they are in competition with rivals.
Although men’s hostile responses most likely evolved to combat the threat from outsiders, they “might not be functional in modern times and are often counterproductive,” experts said.
Over time this has resulted in full-scale wars between countries and empires, and also in scraps and skirmishes between rival groups of football supporters and urban gangs.
Prof Mark van Vugt, who led the study, said: “A solution to conflict, which is an all too common problem in societies today, remains elusive. One reason for this might be the difficulty we have in changing our mindset, which has evolved over thousands of years.
“Our review of the academic literature suggests that the human mind is shaped in a way that tends to perpetuate conflict with ‘outsiders’.”
Prof van Vugt said the research established that conflict with other groups of men presented our ancestors with opportunities to improve their status and gain more access to territory and potential mates.
He added: “We see similar behaviour in chimpanzees. For example, the males continuously monitor the borders of their territory. “If a female from another group comes along, she may be persuaded to emigrate to his group. When a male strays too far, however, he is likely to be brutally beaten and possibly killed.”
Research by Californian scientists showed that the evolution of aggression and bravery in men was down to competition for mates and territory.
Their study showed that our genes can have a significant impact on traits like belligerence, meaning that in the course of our history the most aggressive group was singled out by natural selection.
Hunter-gatherer communities engaged in frequent skirmishes with other, neighbouring groups, taking land, goods and women as a reward for victory.
This meant belligerence was rewarded with reproductive success, and the benefits of the trait were genetically passed down to future generations, while those lacking aggression were filtered out.
There are several historical examples linking the male sex drive and conflict, such as Mongolian warlord Genghis Khan who studies suggest has 16 million direct male descendants today as a result of his appetite for women.
Vikings also left a strong genetic fingerprint in areas like the Scottish Western Isles, the Isle of Skye and Iceland because raiding parties would take local wives as a reward for successful raids.