Colony DayDeep Colony
EXT Day: Colony; Camera is slowly drifting above the rooftops: The mid-morning sun is shining on the old hulks of the Deep Colony 1. The ship sections have been completely unpacked and are now functioning as large buildings. Vehicles are being maintained in the old heavy equipment sections, sleeper pods have been made over into dormitories and the old drive section is fulfilling the role of central power generator.
"Our new home amongst the stars. Dry as most deserts back on Earth, our valley was starting to be comfortable. The water condenser kept the pipes flowing, setup and maintenance is keeping everyone busy. No serious injuries, no fights. More than one case of heat exhaustion, but the docs say they've never been so happy to be bored."
Cut To: Crane Shot: Moving down, turning very slowly. &
EXT Outer Space: The camera is drifting slowly across an extensive starfield. A muddy brown planet dotted with green and blue drifts into view with a bright yellow sun off in the distance. As the sun is eclipsed by the planet, the atmosphere glows bright blue. The camera settles into position, and merely watches the planet spin.
[slow and reverent]
"One hundred twelve years, six months and ten days. That is how long we slept our dreamless sleep so that we might achieve the dream of a lifetime. Our new home was discovered almost by pure chance and a decade later we were leaving orbit. Now, just as we wake, we can see our destiny growing larger."
A bulky, ungainly-looking ship rumbles into the frame, cruising directly at the planet.
Flying Cam: When the ship is completely in frame, the camera starts moving wi