Sci fi?

  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    Hi Guys,

    I have an audition for a Sci-fi serial, I need to prepare a short monologue in this genre......

    any ideas?!

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  • David Anthony Green

    Actor

    Blimey Becks, that's a tough one.

    I don't know any theatre pieces that are sci-fi off the top of my head, so maybe look up the screenplays for shows like older ones like Star Trek or more modern ones like Alias, Smallville or maybe Buffy?

    Can't think of anything else, sorry if that's no help

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    Nah thats cool. Was there anything inreturn to the forbidden planet ? anyone?

    I don't know I guess I will feel a bit of a tit turning up with something Charmed or Buffy, but if that is all there is then I suppose I will have to pick something

    all suggestions wwill be greatly appreciated.

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Kris Haddow

    Actor

    I've performed in Planet, sadly almost the entire script is derived from excerpts from Shakespeare, I wouldn't say there was anything substantial that you could use as a monologue. A quick Google turned up this:

    www.moviescriptsandscreenplays.com/ - Seems to have a section with links to websites offering horror/sci-fi scripts.

    Don't know if it will be of any use or not, but break a leg.

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Kris Haddow

    Actor

    I meant nothing substancially sci-fi for use as a monologue, before anyone starts crucifying me for berating Shakespeare!

    K

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Alan Brent

    Actor

    Good luck, Rebecca. Are you the next Dr Who?

    I suggest you find a dictionary (preferably a science one) and learn as many long words as you can to put into a short piece yourself. If you sound good doing that you may surprise them! :)

    Other wise just look like Ripley from Alien and you'll do fine!! (If I were casting, that is!)

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    yeah I was thinking of Bladerunner....... Rutger Hauer's especially. damn........ just have to look through it all again.

    Thanks for the link I will give it a go

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    ah Alien. didn;t think of that little gem...

    thanks :)

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    X-files, if you can get hold of some text. There's usually a "summing up" voice over monologue that might work.

    Alternatively grab a scene from somthing and edit it into a monologue.

    Or write your own...

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Timo Gilbert

    Actor

    Do something from "Red Dwarf".

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Joseph Steyne

    Actor

    Not sure if you're too young...or even if there IS anything, but I'm convinced that there should be a great bit from The Forgotten! should be nice and emotional!

    Good luck,

    Jx

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    Thanks Guys. Red Dwarf only has thing for Holly really. did she have many speaches?

    What is the forgotten?

    Thanks guys :)

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Joseph Steyne

    Actor

    Julianne Moore stars...This is what IMDB say:

    A grieving mother, Telly Paretta, is struggling to cope with the loss of her 9-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist and her husband tell her that she has created eight years of memories of a son she never had. But when she meets the father of one of her son's friend who is having the same experience, Telly embarks on a mission to prove her son's existence and her sanity.

    What if one day you were told that everything you knew, everything you loved, everything you remembered never really happened? The film starts out several days after a plane crash with a grieving mother, played by Moore, trying to get over the death of her son. When she finally seems to be doing better, strange forces seem to be trying to cause the children to be forgotten, and therefore giving the mother no other choice but to find out why.

    I'm sure the child could be younger,

    you should watch it anyway...there's a great car crash...and other bits!

    jx

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Rebecca Probyn

    Actor

    Cool Thanks joseph :)

    I might be a tad young for having a nine year old! I would have been 17!

    mind you as you say the kid could be younger.deffinately give it a watch though :)

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Kenny Richards-Preston

    Actor

    Hmmm, some great ideas there for you Rebecca, tough call though, sheesh.

    Well you could chose any Star Trek Voyager episode, Captain Janeway, the only female captain in starfleet, Belana Torres, the half klingon half human, 7of9 she was cool the Borg drone that got converted back kinda to human form, or my favourite the Borg Queen!

    Then ofcourse you have Ripley in Alien, like our colleague suggested (good call).

    Final Fantasy, it's a game and animated film but good stuff there.

    Resident Evil, though nothing strong really on the monologue side.

    Lost! Could that be classed as sci fi? It certainly has that edge to it.

    Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Space 1999, Logans Run, the mothers speech in the Chris Reeves Superman flick. X-Men, Electra, Ghost. Just a few for you to think of, but then anything you do should be fine, they really just want to see how you act, how you look and whether you fit the role.

    Good luck hun

    Kenny

    • 19th Sep 2006
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    Try Solaris. If I remember it right, there are a couple of very good female speeches in there, and the language is excellent. It's not just "reverse the phase modulation on the plasma coil".

    But then again, maybe they're looking for phase modulation and plasma coils. I dunno.

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Sam Worboys

    Actor

    Hi Rebecca,

    You could try something from Serenity. There's a good range of female characters, both in the film and also from the series 'Firefly'. I'm not sure if there's any lengthy speeches though. It's recent and really good writing.

    Look at the characters Kaylee, Anora and Zoey. Each very different.

    Best of luck. Sam

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Mark Joseph

    Actor

    I'd go with Buffy. She has 7 seasons worth of dialolgue. Some definite gems in there.

    M.

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Hugh Osborne

    Actor

    Rebecca,

    You could avoid the hastle of pasting together old telly scripts which, by and large, aren't especially monologue-friendly, by examining those plays that are set in the technologically-driven / dystopian future. 'Comic Potential' and 'Henceforward' by Ayckbourn might be worth a look, as they both have plots that revolve around androids. (There's another play by Ayckbourn that is similar, but its name escapes me.) Or you could try pretty much anything by Philip Ridley, as his plays tend to be set in some dystopian alternative universe, and are absolutely off the wall.

    Hxx

    • 19th Sep 2006
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  • Matthew Wade

    Actor

    THeres's a couple of websites which are quite good for monologues of a wierd and wonderful nature..

    www.caryn.com/acting/monologues.html

    scroll down once its loaded..lots of links...including.........

    www.whysanity.net/monos/

    A cart load of film monologues, not all of which are that well known, and some of the sci-fi ones are by their nature sexually ambiguous

    • 23rd Sep 2006
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