From the Stars The Deep


From the Stars

Animated series. The Nektons try to stop a fallen satellite's fuel from polluting a marine sanctuary. But someone else is interested in the satellite.


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You have to tell us why. We will be pondering

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You have to tell us why. We will be pondering the

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Wow.

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HE CHUCKLES

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Wow.

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Ant?

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Ant! Yeah? You haven't blinked for ten minutes.

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Look at it, Fontaine.

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I don't want to close my eyes and miss this.

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Anyway, Jeffrey hasn't blinked either.

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Jeffrey doesn't need to blink.

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He's underwater.

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Oh, that would explain why he wins all our staring contests.

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Remarkable.

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What you hold in your hands - this efemycron -

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could unlock the secrets of the sea

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and hopefully locate lost Lemuria itself.

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Great. How does it work?

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Oh, well... Do you know what these symbols mean?

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No. Do you know what parts of Earth these point to?

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I wouldn't have a clue.

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Are you being evasive again?

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No, I'm genuinely quite lost here.

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This remarkable efemycron is getting a little less remarkable.

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Nektons, World Oceans Authority deep sea mapping satellite is falling to

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Earth. It's set to crash in the ocean a few miles from you.

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I'm sending the coordinates.

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Those coordinates, it's a marine reserve.

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Yes, and the satellite's thruster fuel is toxic.

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If it leaks, the contamination would threaten every living thing

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in the area.

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Ant? Yeah, I know, the secrets of the efemycron will have to wait.

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We're needed. I'm glad you understand.

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You can probably blink now.

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I can't. I understand.

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No, I think my eyelids are stuck to my eyeballs.

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Fiction, on our way.

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FICTION: Hurry, impact in five, four, three, two,

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one.

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My family are explorers.

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We have been for generations.

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While others look up to the stars, we know there are an infinite number

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of things that shine in the darkness below.

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There are things lurking in the seas that long ago vanished into myth.

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My family are the Nektons and we explore the Deep.

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We're coming up to the crash site.

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Nektons, suit up.

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Go ahead, Nereus. So, according to Fiction,

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the satellite has been mapping the sea floor for years.

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Mapping under the sea?

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With infrared ocean-penetrating radar, targeted sonar, the works.

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Cool.

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And everything is stored on the satellite's hard drive.

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The most pressing issue is still the leaking toxic fuel.

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We have to find it before it harms any sea life.

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That just got a lot easier.

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There's a locator on the hard drive.

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I think I'm transferring the signal to you now.

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Wait, no...no, I've just turned the lights off.

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OK. Now. There.

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Let's move.

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The World Oceans Authority will be on the surface to collect

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the satellite.

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That must be it.

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That can't be the whole satellite.

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ANT: It's the hard drive. It must have broken off.

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KAIKO: The rest of the satellite will be further down.

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We'll keep searching. Kids,

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take the hard drive to the surface to meet the World Oceans Authority.

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FONTAINE: On it, Dad.

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Hello!

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It's not stopping.

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THEY SCREAM

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Thanks. Real nice.

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Here, we found the hard drive but we're still searching for the...

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Right. The mapping data in there sounds interesting.

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We'd love to learn more...

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Yeah, you're welcome.

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Are you serious? That was weird.

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And rude.

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Ant and Fontaine, the World Oceans Authority just gave an ETA.

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They're 20 minutes away.

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But if they're 20 minutes away...

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Then who was that?

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KAIKO: Kids, what's happening?

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We might have just accidentally

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handed the hard drive to an impostor. What? Impostor?

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Don't worry, Mom. You and Dad keep looking for that satellite.

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We'll get it back.

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Stop!

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ANT CRIES OUT

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Ant, are you OK?

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I'm fine. Go after him.

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Time for some answers.

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Whoa, you're not shaking me off.

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That's enough of that.

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Impressive.

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Hello, Nektons.

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Huh!

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Now, let's see if you can keep up.

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Whoa.

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Who are you?

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Catch me if you can.

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Ant! Don't worry, Fontaine.

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Jeffrey and I have him in our sights.

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THEY SCREAM

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ROBOTIC VOICE: It doesn't look very impressive.

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Nothing is as impressive as you, Aria.

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We've been over this. You sound displeased.

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The almighty Nektons were there.

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And? Well, they barely offered any resistance.

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I was hoping they'd be more of a challenge, you know, like...

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METALLIC CLANGING

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What was that?

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That was the Nekton children attempting to breach the airlock.

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OK, Jeffrey, what's our plan of attack?

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You're asking your fish how to gain entry to a submarine?

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He's very insightful.

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You have a whole human here, Ant, who can communicate with words.

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OK, human, what's our plan of attack?

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I don't know, brute strength?

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It's time we met properly.

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Aria, stop the ship.

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METALLIC CREAKING

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Did you just stop a whole submarine?

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I don't think so.

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Hold on, Ant. That seemed too easy.

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Oh, Fontaine, always the sceptic.

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Sometimes, things just...

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Ant, Ant, can you hear me?

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Oh, no.

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Ant, I think the ship's scrambled

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communications which means you clearly

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can't hear me telling you this.

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Antaeus Nekton, it is now safe for you to exit your suit.

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Sorry, I'm making a rule not to

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trust weird disembodied voices who know my name.

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Completely understandable.

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The air is breathable.

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Correct.

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Jeffrey, stay and guard the exit.

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Ant, are you crazy?

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Where are you going, Ant?

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Ant!

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Argh!

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Jeffrey, you and I really need to train him better.

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Uh, hello?

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Antaeus Nekton.

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My name is Alpheus Benthos.

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Hmm.

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I wanted to meet you.

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Meeting on the boat wasn't good enough for you?

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Ant! She sure is persistent, isn't she?

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My sister! Is fine.

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Aria, make her more fine.

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Ant!

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Finally.

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I'm not sure this is an improvement, Jeffrey.

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So, you are destined to be my nemesis, Antaeus.

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I'm kind of busy most days.

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I don't have a lot of time for nemesis-ing,

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so how about you just give me back the satellite hard drive?

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Here, take it.

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Uh, thanks?

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It doesn't change our destiny.

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This sub is amazing.

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Where'd you get it? I created it.

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Seriously? Wow.

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It runs on a nuclear fusion system,

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faster than anything else beneath the...

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Your pilot's chair has a cup-holder!

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Yes, the pilot's chair has a cup-holder.

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I can't see any crew.

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Are they hiding? Is your sub crewed by ninjas?

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An artificial intelligence - Aria - performs most tasks.

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Aria? Augmented Response Intelligent Application.

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Oh, the disembodied voice.

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We tried the artificial intelligence thing once. It did not go well.

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Decided to go back to regular intelligence.

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The risk of contamination from the satellite is increasing.

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Your parents still haven't found it.

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What? How do you know?

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Mom, Dad, do you read?

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Oh, no, they can't.

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I'm jamming the signal.

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Why are you spying on us?

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Because I was the one who hacked

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into the satellite and brought it down.

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Why? Well, partly to meet you.

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Mostly for what the satellite held and what you gave me.

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I just downloaded the most

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comprehensive map of the ocean floor ever created.

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Everything that has ever been swallowed by the ocean,

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the secrets of the sea.

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But I'm more interested in finding Lemuria.

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Yes, the sunken city we both seek, and once I find Lemuria,

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I will find the device to control

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the Terror.

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He doesn't know about the Terror.

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What are you doing here?

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The efemycron is the key to finding Lemuria, Alpheus.

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We must retrieve it from the Nektons.

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Wrong, I now have everything I need.

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I don't need your ancient relics.

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Updating. The Nektons have located the satellite.

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Onscreen.

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I'd say it fused with the ocean floor when it cooled.

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Well, if we can't take the satellite off the sea floor,

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then we'll take the sea floor, too.

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That's actually a very good plan.

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That should do it.

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Warning, the experimental power source has been exposed to water.

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It has now become volatile.

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A chain reaction will cause the satellite to explode in exactly nine

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minutes 53 seconds.

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What? Nine minutes 51 seconds.

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Mom, Dad, hello.

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Aria, deactivate scrambler.

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Deactivating. Mom, Dad,

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the satellite power source has been exposed to water.

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- Where are you, Ant? - It doesn't matter.

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Get rid of that thing before it explodes. Nine minutes, 32 seconds.

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Nereus.

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Oh, yes?

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Set a timer for nine minutes and 20 seconds.

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9.15, 9.14, 9.13...

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Don't be foolish, Ant.

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There's nothing you can do.

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Fontaine, I'm outside the airlock.

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We need to leave, now.

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THUMPING

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She's not getting in here.

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Huh, you think? See, outside, she didn't have any leverage.

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Inside...

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FONTAINE STRAINING

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I'd stand back if I were you.

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Nice rescue, Jeffrey.

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Sure, Jeffrey.

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Ant, stop. You can't leave.

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I erased that hard drive.

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There's nothing on it.

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It's not important any more.

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Hitting manual release.

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Let's get out of here.

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ALPHEUS SCREAMS

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Well, this thing looks warmer.

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It is going to blow. Anywhere but here.

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Nereus, any suggestions?

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7.09, 7.08...

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I can't see any alternatives nearby.

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Nereus, meet Mom and Dad with the Aronnax.

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We're coming. ALPHEUS: No, you're not.

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You have to be kidding me!

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I'm shutting you down and you're coming back with me.

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THEY SCREAM

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Ant, you and I are linked.

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I'm not letting you sacrifice yourself.

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You have some really serious issues.

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ANT SCREAMS

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I can't move.

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Ant.

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Whoa.

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Oh, no!

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Why are you doing this?

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What do you want? I'm trying to save you, Ant.

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Don't you see, you're the only one who might understand?

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Listen, this whole nemesis thing is going to have to wait.

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My parents are in danger.

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ARIA: Alpheus, six minutes, 38 seconds.

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I have to help them.

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You get that, right? Even nemeses have parents.

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No, I don't.

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You have to come back with me, Ant.

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No.

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He really doesn't.

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ALPHEUS WAILS

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Let's get out of here.

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ALPHEUS SCREAMS

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I am not giving up on you.

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ARIA: Alpheus, you must clear the

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area and get to a minimum safe distance.

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No, not without Ant.

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Then I must take action.

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What are you doing?

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Obeying your own programming, protecting you from imminent danger.

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Wait.

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Aria, no!

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Dad, Mom! Kids.

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What was that? Oh, my nemesis.

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Since when do you have a nemesis?

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Can we worry about that later?

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That thing's about to blow.

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It is and there's nowhere on Earth that it's not going to cause harm.

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Wait, that's it.

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We have to bring it aboard the Aronnax.

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Hold on, you want to bring an imminent explosion into our home?

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Absolutely.

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We need to fire the core into orbit.

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Ant, did you ask Jeffrey for a plan of action again?

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NEREUS: Two minutes, 23 seconds. The solar ski tubes.

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We'll re-route all power to one tube.

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That won't give us enough propulsion for escape velocity.

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But I can use the Aronnax to get us more.

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OK, everyone, I have to go deep and rise very fast.

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Hang on tight.

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NEREUS: One minute, 11 seconds!

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KAIKO: Here we go.

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This is going to be rocky.

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Hang on, little buddy.

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Loading solar ski tubes now.

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Re-routing all power to tube one.

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Get ready. We're going to take off

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in a way submarines really shouldn't.

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SLOW-MOTION SCREAMING

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Yes! If we got the time wrong and we haven't sent it high enough,

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it's going to fall down on top of us, right?

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Er, yeah.

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This may not have been Jeffrey's best idea.

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Three, two, one.

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We've hit zero.

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Unless my counting was wrong.

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You were counting in your head?

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I guess I got confused.

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TRIUMPHANT CHEERING AND LAUGHTER

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ARIA: Every piece of data on processing

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tells me that should not have been possible.

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They did it. I told you,

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Antaeus Nekton and his family are more than they appear.

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A true nemesis.

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Thank you, Ant.

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It's beautiful.

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And it's even more beautiful because we didn't explode with it.

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Yeah.

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Ant, are you OK?

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Normally not exploding is a good thing.

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It's just, that guy, Alpheus.

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Who is he?

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He's a deluded young man, and dangerous.

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You know him?

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I've encountered him.

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He has a map of the entire underwater world now.

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He said he was going to use it to find Lemuria, where he can control

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something called the Terror.

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Nereus? The Terror is ancient,

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a force capable of worldwide cataclysm.

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Fortunately, you have the efemycron.

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Yeah, but if we don't know how to

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use it, it's just an impressive lamp.

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We're explorers, Ant. We figure out mysteries.

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We'll figure this one out, too.

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Wait! Stay right here.

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Is he coming back or...

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We were trying to work out where it pointed on the planet.

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It doesn't.

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It aligns to the stars.

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Wow.

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Er, you can blink, Fontaine.

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No, I think my eyelids are stuck to my eyeballs.

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KAIKO: All of those points, those symbols.

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NEREUS: Every one of them significant to the Lemurian Empire.

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But what are they? I don't know.

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But let's find out.

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The Nektons try to stop a fallen satellite's fuel from polluting a marine sanctuary. But someone else is interested in the satellite - Alpheus Benthos, who is intent on finding Lemuria before them!