30 Apr 2019

DEFIANCE Wrestle-Plex, New Orleans, Louisiana (seats 4,000)



The screen fades up from black ...

Energetic music begins to to fade up ...

A white streak of electricity shoots across the screen backed by a red glow.

It's accompanied by an electrical sounding sizzle sound effect.

The 3D block letters of UNCUT appear but the angle obstructs a legible reading of the word at first sight.

The red-lined white streak shoots past the word as it continues to rotate and the background music swells.

As the letters tip upright and begin to reveal the five red letters back with a slight white glow, the white streaks flys behind the letters and wraps around the word angling down as the drumbeat hits and the theme is at full tilt only to abruptly end at the final presentation of the logo and a down note.

The logo fades and on a black screen, words in white appear one at a time.





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The image fades to the backstage area where young, Jackson Stevens, is enthralled with something on his tablet.

Jack Stevens:
And that’s the end of that chapter.

The young Stevens says as he slings what appears to be his father’s tie over his shoulder as the credits begin to roll to signal the end to whatever movie or show the boy was watching when the sound of a door opening spooks him as his father enters the room.

Scott Stevens:
You ready son?

Stevens asks before noticing his son is trying to hide the tablet.

Scott Stevens:
What were you watching?

Stevens asks his son as he points to the tablet.

Jack Stevens:

The boy replies as he shows his father a screen with Pokemon on it as he hands over the tablet.

Scott Stevens:
You ready?

Stevens asks and Jack nods. The two gather their belongings and begin to head towards the locker room door when Jack stops.

Jack Stevens:
I need to pee first.

The young man says before disappearing out of the screen and Stevens looks down at the tablet in his hands and turns it on. Stevens clicks the home button twice and sees another tab brought up which causes the Texan to click on it. The tab is a movie called, “Unloaded Weapon 3: The Deadly Dynasty Takeover” starring Mikey Unlikey. Stevens starts to fluster as his face turns a shade of pink and he seethes as his grip on the tablet gets tighter and tighter when all of a sudden you hear a…...CRACK.

Scott Stevens:

The Texan says as the image fades.


Narrator (V/O):
Welcome to another edition of…?

A bunch of children are heard shouting.


The scene fades to a library, as the ever studious Klein sits in a rocking chair, fake smoking a corn cob pipe. He has a book on his lap, and looks nervously to the camera. He shakes his head from side to side, protesting.

The voice that responds is quite familiar.

Elise Ares:
If we don’t have a camera, how are we going to put this on the internet? You expect me to hire Koreans to draw each frame?

Klein goes to respond, but then nods knowingly. He takes a deep inhale, and puts on his warmest Mr. Rogers smile. He then waves enthusiastically. He holds up the book in his lap, titled “Tuesday” by David Wiesner.

Klein proceeds to go through this book, page by page, showing each page to the camera as he does. Since this is a book with no words, Klein says nothing during the whole process. He reacts to each moment in the story with gusto. As he completes his tale, he gently closes the book, places it on his lap, and waves enthusiastically to the camera as it pulls out, before fading to the “Klein Story Time” logo.

Narrator (V/O):
That was another edition of the Klein Story Time Show! Join us next time, and remember, keep reading!

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