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    Missile Defense

Technology has always found its greatest consumer in a nation's war and defense efforts. Since the last attempts at a "Star Wars" defense system, has technology changed considerably enough to make the latest Missile Defense initiatives more successful? Can such an application of science be successful? Is a militarized space inevitable, necessary or impossible?

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rshow55 - 08:29am Nov 2, 2003 EST (# 16183 of 16228)
Can we do a better job of finding truth? YES. Click "rshow55" for some things Lchic and I have done and worked for on this thread.

The Wizard Of Oz -- Movie Script transcribed by Paul Rudoff script copyright 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer. http://www.un-official.com/The_Daily_Script/ms_wizoz.htm

MCU -- Toto at Dorothy's feet -- CAMERA PANS right with him as he runs to a curtain that hangs near the throne steps --

OZ'S VOICE ...of the Great and Powerful Oz! I said -- come back tomorrow!

MS -- The Four -- Dorothy speaks as she looks o.s. to right f.g. -- CAMERA PULLS back to right to enter the curtain where Toto ran in the b.g. -- it shakes as Toto starts to pull it back --

DOROTHY If you were really great and powerful, you'd keep your promises!

OZ'S VOICE Do you presume to criticize the....

MLS -- Toto pulls back the curtain to reveal the Wizard at the controls of the throne apparatus -- his back to the camera

OZ'S VOICE ...Great Oz? You ungrateful creatures!

MLS -- The Four react with fear -- Scarecrow looks o.s. to right -- points for Dorothy --

OZ'S VOICE Think yourselves lucky that I'm....

LS -- Shooting past the Four at left to the Wizard at the controls of the throne apparatus -- the Four react as they see him after Dorothy calls their attention to him --

OZ'S VOICE ...giving you audience tomorrow, instead of....

MS -- The Wizard at the controls -- his back to camera -- he speaks into the microphone -- he turns, looks o.s. to f.g. and sees that the curtain is gone -- reacts and turns back to the controls --

OZ'S VOICE ...twenty years from now. Oh -- oh oh! The Great Oz has spoken! Oh -- Oh ---....

LS -- Shooting past the Four at left to the Wizard as he pulls back the curtain --

OZ'S VOICE ... Oh .... Oh ....

MS - The Wizard peers out from behind the curtain -

MS - Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and Scarecrow react as they look at the Wizard o.s. to right - Dorothy speaks

DOROTHY Who are you?

MCU - The Wizard peering out from curtain - he ducks back out of sight and his voice booms out again -

OZ'S VOICE Oh - I - Pay no....

LS -- Shooting past the Four at left to the Curtain in b.g. -- Dorothy goes over to it and starts to pull it aside --

OZ'S VOICE ...attention to that man behind the curtain. Go - before I lose my temper! The Great and Powerful ---....

MCS -- Dorothy pulls back the curtain to reveal the Wizard at the controls -- he reacts as he sees Dorothy -- Dorothy questions him -- the Wizard starts to speak into the microphone -- then turns weakly back to Dorothy -- CAMERA PULLS back slightly as the Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man enter and stand behind Dorothy --

OZ'S VOICE ... -- Oz -- has spoken!

DOROTHY Who are you?

OZ'S VOICE Well, I -- I -- I am the Great and Powerful -- Wizard of Oz.

DOROTHY You are?

WIZARD Uhhhh -- yes...

DOROTHY I don't believe you!

WIZARD No, I'm afraid it's true. There's no other Wizard except me.

MCS -- Dorothy and her three friends react -- Camera shooting past the Wizard at left -- the Scarecrow and Lion speak angrily --

SCARECROW You humbug!

LION Yeah!

CS -- Wizard -- shooting past Dorothy, the Lion and Scarecrow -- the Wizard speaks --

WIZARD Yes-s-s -- that...that's exactly so. I'm a humbug!

DOROTHY

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