A scientist transports the Son of God to present day, only to find an inconvenient truth.
Life is full of quandaries and dilemmas. Whenever I am faced with an impossible situation or decision, I remember the advice my Mother gave me as a child. She simply said, “What would Jesus do?”
Sound advice, indeed. Yet, totally worthless.
“Mom, I have two girls who want to go to prom with me, and I don’t want to hurt either of them.” “David,” my Mom would pause for dramatic effect, “What would Jesus do?”
Hmm. Well, being that Jesus was celibate, and Nazareth High didn’t have a prom committee back in 18 A.D., I could only speculate that since he was God – and God is omnipresent – Jesus could take both girls to the prom like a bad episode of Three’s Company.
J.E. Clarke’s short script WWJD ponders a similar question.
Judah Benjamin is a brilliant scientist who heads the Chrono Biogenesis Project. In short, he can transport historical figures to the present day.
Yohannan Wassof is a language professor who specializes in languages of ancient cultures. A man of esoteric knowledge, hired by Judah to translate for his project.
Yohannan witnesses the impossible in Judah’s top secret lab.
Judah’s teleportation machine scans the Shroud of Turin and lights up the room with more lasers than a Pink Floyd laser show. And eventually “rebuilds” a human body; layer by layer, right before his eyes.
Could this be the Son of God in the flesh?
The “test subject” rises from the table and communicates with Yohannan, who is stunned by what he hears.
WWJD is intelligent SF (with a touch of dark humor) which asks the question: what should you do with information that would change the world?
And, what would Jesus do?
Directors who aren’t afraid of mixing science with religion should certainly experiment with this thought-provoking script.
Budget: Moderate to Expensive depending on the level of FX. A laboratory with some realistic machinery and lasers. Though CGI and post effects could do the trick.
About the Reviewer: David M Troop has been writing since he could hold a No. 2 pencil. His short scripts have been featured on MoviePoet.com, Simplyscripts, and this here one. Currently, Dave is writing this review, but plans to write feature films in the near future and take Hollywood by storm. Well, not really storm – more like a sprinkle. He lives in the comatose town of Schuylkill Haven, PA where he is a proud grandfather, a father of two, and a husband of one.
About the writer J.E. Clarke: Known for her unique characters and plots, J.E. Clarke has placed QF and SF for feature lengths in Page, and has two feature length films optioned for 2016/2017: limited location horror “Containment.” and SF feature “Stream of Consciousness.” More of Ms. Clarke’s work can be read at http://www.philclarkejr.com/jec.html. Ms. Clarke can be reached directly at janetgoodman “at” yahoo.
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