SOLAR NAVIGATOR  and THE LOST WHALE

 

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CHAPTER 4 - MELBOURNE

 

 

STORY SUMMARY of THE "LOST WHALE" :

 

The world has suffered many years of rising temperatures and political unrest.  Despite severe weather conditions, sweltering summers, hurricanes and floods, politicians ignored the evidence scientists had brought to the table, so intent were they on serving their term without economic change.  As China and India passed into their industrial revolutions, fossil fuel burning accelerated the build up of carbon in the atmosphere, and yet more forests were cut down removing the earth's natural filters.  Finally in 2046, G8 get their act together after storms lashing east and west coasts claim thousands more lives - but is it too late?

 

Set in the winter of 2051, our story begins five years after strict sanctions have been introduced, designed to reverse the carbon trend. If they work, it will still take many decades to restore 19 century conditions.  Forests are being replanted.  Flying is now expensive and strictly controlled. Electric boating is the norm, but with limited ranges.  Sailing boats are making a come back and the pace of life is more relaxed, but evil still lurks in dark corners.

 

One of the last remaining breeding Humpback Whales has disappeared en route from Arctic waters to the Hawaiian Islands.  These are now areas of the ocean where diesel powered boats are forbidden, and even if that were not the case, fuel shortages hamper such operations.  Captain John Storm  accepts the mission to locate the missing animal and selects a handful of volunteers from the international marine community to help.  The team suitably equip the vessel and set sail.........

 

After an uneventful few days searching, the Whale is glimpsed by the onboard instruments, then the weather worsens and a revolving storm threatens progress.   The race is on to reach the stricken animal and render medical attention.  Battling to keep his boat and crew focused.  Captain Storm finds the Whale in time for his team to nurse 'Mrs Molloy,' so named when it is discovered the Whale is pregnant.  The crew fend off pirate Whalers looking for easy pickings (with a solar powered laser) and nosy sharks, but make many friends on the journey.  Finally, some days after landing, 'Miss Molloy' gives birth to a male in Platypus Bay, a sheltered water (east side of Hervey Bay) on the northern tip of Fraser Island.

 

News of the story brings hungry media to frighten mother and newborn. The film closes with the crew leading news hounds on a wild goose chase, while mother and baby commence their first migration back to Antarctica in peace.   

 

 

 

 

Because of Hawaii's location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the water is relatively nutrient free (which is why their waters are so clear & blue) and too warm to support enough of the humpback's food to sustain them year round. They must migrate back to colder water to feed and rebuild their blubber supply.

 

 

 

 

THE ADVENTURES OF SOLAR NAVIGATOR

 

 

SOLAR NAVIGATOR  &  THE LOST WHALE   Chapters

NORTH POLE

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

PIRATES

MELBOURNE

OPEN WATER

HAWAII

THE MISSION

MISS MOBY

STORM CLOUDS REPEL BOARDERS MEDIA HOUNDS FRASER ISLAND

 

 

 

SOLAR NAVIGATOR and THE PETROL WAR

 

 

 

A - Z FILMS INDEX

 

 

 

A PERFECT STORM

ALIEN

AUSTIN POWERS

BABE

BACK TO THE FUTURE

BATMAN

BRAVEHEART

CAST AWAY

CATWOMAN

CON AIR

CROCODILE DUNDEE

DEAD CALM

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

DIE HARD

DISCLOSURE

DR. NO

ERIN BROCKOVICH

FREE WILLY

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

GLADIATOR

GOLDFINGER

HORNBLOWER

JAMES BOND

JAWS

JURASSIC PARK

KING KONG

MAN ON FIRE

MASTER and COMMANDER

MEDICINE MAN

MEN OF HONOUR

MUMMY RETURNS

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

NAKED GUN

NATIONAL TREASURE

 

 

 

OVERBOARD

PAYBACK

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

P2 DEAD MANS CHEST

RACE THE SUN

RAMBO

ROB ROY

ROXANNE

SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC

SEABISCUIT

SPEED

SPIDERMAN

STAR GATE

THE 39 STEPS

THE AVIATOR

THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO

THE DAMBUSTERS

THE FLY

THE PATRIOT

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

THE TERMINATOR

THE THING

THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

THE WORLDS FASTEST INDIAN

THUNDERBALL

TITANIC

TOP GUN

TREASURE ISLAND

TROY

TRUE GRIT

UNFORGIVEN

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

WAR OF THE WORLDS  

ZULU

 

 

 

 

 

A - Z ACTORS INDEX

 

 

 

Angelina Jolie

Anthony Hopkins

Arnold Shwazenneger

Arnold Vosloo

Brad Pitt

Brendan Fraser

Bruce Willis

Charlize Theron

Chris Cooper

Clint Eastwood

Daniel Craig

Demi Moore

Denzel Washington

Eric Bana

Eva Green

George Clooney

Gerard Depardieu

Goldie Hawn

Gregory Peck

Halle Berry

Harvey Keitel

Humphrey Bogart

Ian Holm

Ingrid Bergman

Jack Black

Jack Nicholson

James Cromwell

 

 

 

Jean Reno

Jeff Bridges

Jim Carrey

Joaquin Phoenix

John Hurt

John Travolta

John Wayne

Johnny Depp

Judi Dench

Julia Roberts

Julie Andrews

Kate Winslett

Keanu Reeves

Keira Knightley

Kevin Spacey

Kirsten Dunst

Kurt Russell

Leonardo di Caprio

Liam Neeson

Linda Kozlowski

Mads Mikkelsen

Marlon Brando

Mel Gibson

Michael Cain

Michael Douglas

Michael J Fox

Michael Keaton

 

 

 

Naomi Watts

Nicholas Cage

Nicole Kidman

Orlando Bloom

Paul Bettany

Paul Hogan

Pierce Brosnan

Rachel Weisz

Richard Gere

Robert de Niro

Roger Moore

Russell Crowe

Sam Neil

Samuel L Jackson

Sandra Bullock

Sean Connery

Sigourney Weaver

Stanley Baker

Steve Martin

Steven Segal

Slyvester Stalone

Tim Roth

Tobey Maguire

Tom Cruise

Tom Hanks

Tommy Lee Jones

Uma Thurman

Willem Dafoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are a producer or director looking for a film project where the subject matter is topical in terms of global warming and the fight to preserve marine species, you may like to see a treatment, or storyboard.  

 

In addition to the topicality, there is a move amongst film companies to build in an event to the marketing of new films.  Not only is this story original, but the release of any film could benefit from real life coverage of a world navigation attempt - see Pirates of the Caribbean for similar marketing strategy and the Volvo Ocean Race.

 

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