Weird Science: Fanfiction
Season 6, Episode 18:
"Wyatt 2K (Part 1 of 2)"
"You make man…"
Gary and Wyatt look at each other as the Weird Science song starts, showing the following scenes (note- 'S6!' means a new scene from season 6):
-The keyboard 'Enter' button is pressed
-Weird Science logo
-Lightning strikes the house
-View of Lisa, moving up
-Gary and Wyatt travel through the dream gate
-Bazooka boys forming
-Gary's poet within is zapped out right next to him
-With Lisa, Gary, and Wyatt in the background, Chett does the disco dance of innocence and his arm flies off
-Lisa blows magic kiss to Wyatt
Michael Manasseri clips
-Old West Wyatt gets pulled through the time warp
-(S6!) Falls down into an island lagoon
-Turns into nightmare id monster
-Head gets pulled off
-(S6!) In pajamas, with wet hair, gets zapped by Lisa into day clothes and dry hair
John Mallory Asher clips
-(S6!) Swings a frustrated fist in a black and white scene
-(S6!) About to bite an apple as it gets zapped into a remote control
-Lisa's finger touches his head, zapping him a super large brain
-Beams down inside Farber High with Tetrahydrozaline
Lee Tergeson clips
-Playing the piano on Groundhog Day
-Buccaneer hat placed on his head zaps him into the Pirate King
-Fighting Principal Scampi as the room flashes with yellow electricity
-(S6!) As suited Principal, gets face slapped
-Jumps down from ceiling as secret agent wearing black outfit
Vanessa Angel clips
-(S6!) Wearing a Scooby Doo T-shirt on a tropical island, zaps up a compass in her hand
-Carefully enters a dark cave, carrying a 'light saber' glowing stick
-Tiger on grave morphs into Lisa wearing a tiger-print dress
-Wearing glasses and suit disguised as a school teacher
-Large grinning close-up
- Gary and Wyatt in tuxedoes rocket up wearing jetpacks - Lisa, Gary, Wyatt, and Chett are all wearing earphones, singing around a microphone - (S6!) Lisa with her arms around Gary and Wyatt, zaps them and all 3 disappear - Black & white Dr. Frankenstein "She's alive! Alive!"
Scene opens to a morning shot outside the Donnelly residence. Cut to Wyatt's room where he's typing on the computer and Gary's playing with Wyatt's electric guitar.
WYATT 2K (PART ONE)
Wyatt: (To Gary) Just this 1 test, Gary, then well be on our way. (Focuses back on the computer) Okay, print. (Presses the enter button)
Wyatt looks to his right, but the printer next to his desk doesnt seem to respond. A closer shot reveals it to be an older model.
Gary: I told you. You just cant count on these old printers. (Plugs the guitar into the amplifier and strums an electric chord, out of key, which sends sparks and smoke out)
Wyatt: (Upset) I told you not to fool around with the electronics!
Gary: (Plays innocent) Youre blaming me for this faulty equipment? (Sees Wyatt unimpressed) Okay, it was me. No biggie, though; weve got a super-rad genie who can fix it.
Meesum Abidi (J.L.)
Lisa zaps into the room wearing a tennis outfit and holding a racket.
Lisa: Hi guys! Anyone for a morning volley?
Wyatt: No thanks, were heading off to school, Lis. I was hoping to test this printer but I think its busted.
Lisa: (Takes out a tennis ball. Smiles) Allow the genie.
Lisa tosses the ball into the air, which immediately buzzes with blue-bolt magic, and hits it with her racket, sending it into the printer. It sizzles for an instant in genie electricity before popping out sparks and smoke.
Gary: Don't mean to go all technical on you, but that printers in Kaputz-ville. (Thinks for a second) Hmm, My Printers in Kaputz-ville. That would make a great song!
Lisa: I dont get it. (Walks up to the half-wrecked printer and peers closer. Surprised) Dot-Matrix?! (To Wyatt) You could have warned me! That technology was before my time! What were you doing with it, anyway?
Wyatt: I need to compare a 10-year technological gap for my computers class. (Walking out the door with Gary. Calls to Lisa) Be a pal and fix it, please?
Lisas outfit zaps into a white lab coat over black pants and a dark-red shirt, while her hair is done up in a bun. Glasses complete her scientists ensemble.
Lisa: (Moves closer to the printer ) Thisll take some serious mojo!
Cut to later on, as the boys return from school.
Wyatt: (To Lisa) Hows our favorite fix-it technician?
Lisa: You be the judge. (Points to the guitar connected to the amplifier) Twang, twang away!
Gary picks up the guitar and inaccurately strums a chord, which happens to make a great sound.
Gary: Sweet! It plays better than ever!
Lisa: I thought youd like it. Its programmed not to play any bad sounds, no matter which bozos playing it. (Gets a serious look) You wont let that guitar playing go to your head, will you?
Gary: No way! I learned my lesson years ago after Mega-Hurtz was deader than Elvis!
Wyatt: (To Lisa) Thats all nice, but I was really wondering how the printer turned out.
Lisa: Its fixed. And not a dpi faster than it would have been 10 years ago. Since I couldnt magic it better, I zapped up the manufacturers schematics, then fixed the printer by hand. (Adds) And you know, Japanese isnt too hard to learn, either.
Wyatt: (Smiles) Lisa, youre brilliant.
Gary: Yeah, seriously! I mean, is there anything you cant do?
Lisa: Thats an unusual enquiry. None-the-less, I shall grant your request.
Lisa points her fingers vertically, and zaps electricity to the ceiling. A dark hole opens up and a large book falls down into her hands.
Wyatt: (Reads the title) Things Lisa Cant Do Using Magic. (To Lisa) Lets have a look.
Lisa: (Opens book and reads. Looks up at Gary and Wyatt) I cant bring peaceful aliens to earth to teach the school how to get along? (Looks back down at the book) Now you tell me!
Gary: Lets see the next one. (Turns the page. Mumbles) Lisa cannot successfully combine (reads the rest silently. Quickly turns to Lisa) No wonder that lemonade was so terrible!
Wyatt: (Flips some pages) Lets skip to the important parts. (The book suddenly disappears out from Lisas hands)
Lisa: Apparently, finishing that book was another thing I couldnt do! (Looks at Wyatt) Whats the matter?
Wyatt: (Staring at nothing. Looking troubled) I saw something terrible in the book (looks at Gary. Speaks slowly) while I was flipping pages (pauses) It said, (Looks at Lisa) you cant make yourself compliant for the year 2000!
Lisa: (Gets scared. Looks up and pleads) Oh, why, Why (yells) Y2K!!!
The screen fades out for the episode's first break.
The screen fades into Wyatts room with Lisa sitting on the bed, Gary holding the guitar, and Wyatt pacing about.
Gary: I dont get it. Whats all the hubbub about this Y2K bug, anyway?
Lisa: (Still razzled) When the computer date hits year 2000, the system could mistake it for the year 1900. And if it reads only the last 2 year digits of a file, it may have trouble accessing it.
Wyatt: (Adds in) Causing Lisa to possibly go off line.
Gary: Wyatt, didnt you say your computer was Y2K-proofed?
Wyatt: Yes, the clock should have no problem rolling over to the year 2000. I converted all my file dates to show all 4-year digits. But now that I think of it, (looks at Lisa) it wouldnt work on Lisa. (Looks at Gary) She has a stubborn source file, you know.
Lisa: (Insulted) Excuse me?!!
Wyatt: (Almost apologetic) I meant is its self-encrypting, yet write protected.
Gary: Could you say that in plain Swahili, please?
Wyatt: (Confused) You dont speak Swahili, Gary.
Gary: Youre right. But Id have a better chance understanding it than whatever language you were just speaking!
Lisa: He means my source file updates itself every moment Im online, but the date always retains the same yearly digits, 94. From 1994, the year you 2 created me! (Upset again) And Im afraid that date wont change by any current compliant software.
Gary: (Thinks for a second) Hey, I got it! (Smiles wide) We just take that big-bad computer clock of yours (looks at Wyatt) and roll its date back to 1994. (Turns to Lisa) Thatll buy you 6 more years, no problemo!
Lisa: (Stands up. Almost hopeful) You might be onto something, Gary!
Wyatt: The Problemo (stresses last word to Gary) is testing your idea before its too late.
Gary: (Snaps his fingers) Why dont you zap us all to the new year? That way we could find out for sure! (Proud of himself) Thats 2 for 2, for me! (Smiles wide. Gloats) Its like riding a skateboard downhill; once you start, you just dont stop! (Plays a few fast guitar chords for victory)
Wyatt: Great idea, Gar. (Stares at the guitar in disbelief) And that sounded great, too!
Gary: (Excited) That makes me 3 for 3! (Looks around, cocky) Are the wheels are in motion, or what!!
Lisa: Wait a minute. (Realizes) You 2 will have to go without me. (Sounding upset) You know, the danger of travelling myself to a time where I may not exist, and all. (Sits back on the bed and zaps up a bag of Oreo cookies)
Wyatt: Gar? (Motions Gary to come closer. Whispers) Lisa seems pretty depressed. (Looks at Lisa) One of us should stay with her. (Turns back to Gary) Youd get along better in the future.
Gary: Me? No way, youre the clever one; youre smarter than you think, Wy. Just ask any teacher, or our principal. (Thinks for a moment, then looks back at Wyatt) On second thought, dont ask our principal! (Sits down next to Lisa. Says loudly) So its settled, then. (Turns to Lisa) Wys off to the new millenium, youre eating Oreos, and Ill provide the entertainment with this here-trusted (holds up guitar) BFG!
Lisa: (Stands up. Recomposed to her usual self) Alright, then. Wyatt, stick out your hand. (Zaps a watch around his wrist)
Wyatt: A little loose, dont ya think?
Lisa: Adjust the strap, Brainiac! (Motions to the watch) Its a time hopper. Just set the time and date you want to go to, then press the Light button for instant lightspeed travel to your destination. (Smiles) It also features a stopwatch, a battery that powers up to 6 time-jumps, and a pre-set alarm.
Wyatt: Pre-set to what? (Alarm starts to beep)
Lisa: Jeepers! 2 minutes till Star Trek:Next Generation! Youd best be on your way, Wyatt!
Wyatt: Just a sec! (Runs to his computer and sets the date back to 1994) Okay, thats done. (Sets time on watch. Says aloud) Destination December 31, 11:59 pm. (Looks at Lisa and Gary) Wish me luck! (Presses button and disappears in a flash)
Cut to a New Years Eve party at the Donnelly residence. Wyatt appears in a flash,unnoticed behind a tall potted plant. He looks around, among the 30 or so guests, and spots Lisa, Gary, and Tetra, in human form. He walks towards them but on the way sees his parents, who are mingling with Al and Emily Wallace.
Marcia: (To Wyatt) Wyatt, would you check up on your brother, please?
Wyatt: Whats wrong with Chett? (Whispers aside) Other than the obvious
Marcia: He went to his room with a bad stomach ache.
Wyatt: Stomach ache? Chett? His stomach acids can counter almost anything! I should know, since Ive been in...(quickly stops) I mean...Ive had stomach aches, too! (Starts walking past) Im sure hell be fine.
Gary: (Sees Wyatt approaching) Wy! There you are!
Wyatt: (Speaks loudly among the growing party noise) Am I too late?
Lisa: (Loud) No, youre just in time for the Millenium!
Wayne and Marcia dim the lights while Emily, Al, and Tetra light the sparkling candles, as everyone starts the countdown.
Party Guests: (Out loud) 5! 4! 3! 2! 1!
As the clock strikes midnight, Lisa gets an expression of shock and immediately vanishes. Gary and Wyatt turn to each other and gasp in horror.
Party Guests: (Out loud) Happy New Year!!!!! ..
The screen fades out for the episode's second break.
The screen fades into Wyatts room, present time, with Lisa sitting on the bed, still eating Oreos, and Gary holding the guitar. Wyatt reappears in a time-flash.
Lisa: (Smiles wishfully) Any luck, Wyatt?
Wyatt: (Shakes his head) No. (Looks at Lisa) You went offline at the year 2000 and we couldnt access your source file afterwards. As long as youre online your file will be aware of the actual date, regardless of the computers clock.
Lisa: Uggh! (Getting frustrated) Theres gotta be some way around this. (Looks at the boys) We need our thinking caps!
Lisa zaps thinking caps on the boys and herself. Each cap appears to be a green beanie with a light bulb sticking out from the top. Above each inactive bulb floats an empty, transparent bubble, about the size of a basketball.
Lisa: Okay, guys. Concentrate!
Suddenly, Wyatts cap-bulb lights up, and inside the bubble appears the number 2000; followed by 2001, 2002, 2003, and so on.
Wyatt: (Looks up and sees the scrolling numbers) Not much of an idea. I just cant get those years out of my head!
Garys bulb lights up and inside the bubble appears an extra large, hero-sandwich on rye bread.
Lisa: (Offended) How can you think of food at a time like this?!!
Gary: Sorry. I guess Im just hungry! (Looks up at the bubble above him then reaches up with both arms to grab the sandwich. His hands simply pass through the image) Aw, nuts! It was worth a try.
Lisas bulb turns on and the bubble above it shows a floppy disk.
Lisa: (Looks up) A backup disk! (Looks at Gary and Wyatt) You know, like the one you used to resurrect me way back when!
Wyatt: (Enlivened) Yes, I could reload you in the new year! (Gives Lisa a high-five) Great idea, Lis! (Starts programming the time-hopper watch) Ill jump to new years eve to make the most recent backup, then wait till after midnight to reload your source file.
Gary: Brilliant plan, Lisa. (Sets up guitar) Time to celebrate! (plays some neat sounding fast-chords)
Wyatt: (Turns to Gary) You wont get carried away with that guitar now, will you?
Gary: (Gets up, annoyed) For the last time, no! Im in control! In case I must remind you, Im married now, and marriage equals responsibility which equals a clear level head. (Concludes) I am more responsible than I used to be.
Lisa and Wyatt stare at Gary, unconvinced.
Gary: (Serious) Just look at this bag of Oreos on the bed. Before I would have licked the inner cream, then chucked the outer layers back in the bag; but now that Im responsible, (points to Wyatts school bag) I just chuck em into your bag!
Wyatt: My (looking heartbroken) Mr. Men schoolbag? (Sarcastic, at Gary) Gee, how considerate of you.
Lisa: Gross, Gary! (Looking Scared) You mean all these years weve been sitting on the couch watching cartoons and eating Oreos, you were..(gulps) putting them back? (Takes a deep breath) I think Im gonna hurl.
Wyatt: Just wait till Im gone. (Puts his hand on the watch)
Gary: Bon voyage! Dont get travel sickness!
Wyatt: Trust me, its not the travelling thats made me sick (disappears in a flash)
The screen fades out for the episode's third break.
The screen fades into the New Years Eve party at the Donnelly residence. Wyatt appears once more in a flash, unnoticed behind the tall potted plant. Avoiding family and guests, he rushes over to Lisa.
Wyatt: Lisa, lets go upstairs. We dont have a moment to lose.
Lisa: What? And miss this great party? No way!
Wyatt: (Angry) Lisa! Remember (whispers) the backup plan? The one we made a minute, I mean, a week ago?
Lisa: (Remembering) Oh, right, the time hopper! I was wondering when youd get here! (Walks past him and up the stairs)
Wyatt: (Frustrated) Nngghh!
Cut to Wyatts room.
Wyatt: Lisa, I cant understand how you can be so non-chalente about this.
Lisa: (Carefree) Come on, Wyatt, lighten up! (Loses her smile) Actually, (pauses and gets serious) Im terrified.
Gary: (Walks into the room) Is this a good time for a group hug?
Lisa, Gary, and Wyatt hug each other. All look worried.
Gary: Look weve been through a lot of problems together, but weve survived them all. And well get through this one, too.
Wyatt: Yeah, Lisa, I promise you can count on it!
Lisa: (Smiles) Thanks Gary, Wyatt. See you soon. (Zaps out, with her blue genie spark returning into the computer)
Wyatt sits down at his computer desk and Gary hands him a floppy disk. Seconds later, Tetra walks into the room, in human form. Gary and Wyatt are sitting on the bed.
Tetra: Wyatt! Why the long face?
Wyatt: Im a little worried about Lisa (holds up a disk marked Backup) and this whole Y2K problem.
Tetra: No, I mean why do humans have such long faces? (Starts to laugh) Heehee, my brother sent me that one, and Ive been waiting for a chance to used it since! (Reassures) Dont worry, Wyatt, Gary. My ancestors went through a similar Year-1000 problem on my planet, long ago.
Gary: Yeah? Howd they solve it?
Tetra: They switched from using numbers to using letters.
Wyatt: If only it were that simple. (Hears something) Theyre starting the countdown downstairs.
Party Guests: (Out loud from downstairs) 5! 4! 3! 2! 1! Happy New Year!!!!
Gary, Wyatt, and Tetra sit silent for a minute, before Wyatt goes back to the computer, and loads the backup.
Wyatt: (Dejected) It..its not working. The computers not reading Lisas source file. (Turns around and faces Gary) It cant recognize the files date because its always stuck at 2 digits! 94!!
Gary: That (scared) that takes us back to square 1!
Wyatt: (Starts panicking) But Lisas backup file was our last hope! (In despair) Whatll we do now?
to be continued...
Cut to closing credits. Weird Science music starts, then the volume lowers and the credits are downsized to the bottom of the screen.
Lee Tergesens voice-over: And now some scenes from the conclusion of Wyatt 2K,
Wyatt: I promised Lisa wed find a way through this. Even if it means I have to continue time-hopping.
Gary is shown 10 years older with long, messy hair, lines under his eyes, and a five-oclock-shadow on his face.
Wyatt: (To Gary) What's gotten into you?! You look like you haven't slept in months, and your marriage is all but in shambles!
Gary: (Yells) I know it is!!!
Tetra: (In human form, 10 years older) Im going back to my home planet. (Morphs back to her alien self. Turns around) Wyatt, Im not coming back.
Wyatt: Chetts in the hospital?
Chett: Wyatt, Im (pauses) Im dying.
Wyatt: Chett will never forgive me if he finds out its all my fault!
Wyatt: Gotta make this jump count. For Chett. For Gary. For Tetra. And of course, for Lisa.
Wyatt disappears in a time-flash.
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