James A. Conrad
Author and Frontier Scientist
"The Sleeping Beauty" — Feature spec screenplay. A spellbound sleeping princess is awakened by the kiss of a future prince in this fairy tale fantasy set in England in the ninth century and high-tech world of the twenty-third century. A greatly expanded retelling of the Charles Perrault fairy tale La Belle au Bois dormant (1697). Based on a 1981 film treatment by James A. Conrad. 135-page script. Status: available.
"The Sleeping Beauty" — A short novel adapted from the above screenplay. Status: possibly an e-book someday.
"The Wizards of Roswell" — A short screenplay. A mock documentary that presents an intriguing new theory about the famous flying saucer crash near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Comedy. 21 pages. Status: available.
"Pick a Model, Any Model" — A short screenplay. A street magician out shooting magic tricks with his television crew on a city sidewalk encounters a group of models from a reality show. Comedy. 9 pages. Status: available.
"Presidential Briefing" — Story. Every year while attending an economic summit, the presidents of the United States, Russia, and China meet secretly for a shared intelligence briefing on the latest visual and audio evidence purportedly of the paranormal, UFOs, and cryptozoology. This year, however, one of the videos they watch contains something extra. Status: available.
"Untitled Life Story Adaptation" — Life story/character rights of telekinesis scientist James A. Conrad. Status: available.
"Supergirl" — A comic book-to-movie adaptation writing sample. An origin story of the DC Comics character (the original Kara Zor-El from Krypton). Comments from industry readers in the early 1990s: "Highly entertaining and visually exciting . . . Action scenes jump to life, providing fantastic visual descriptions . . . am also impressed by your dialogue . . . Clearly you know your subject and it shows." — film industry story analyst (studio/agency reader). | "You have a good visual sense. Your descriptive writing is excellent. . . . faithful to the comic books." — produced screenwriter-director. | Script: 141 pages. Treatment: 3 pages. Note: This is a comic book adaptation/superhero writing sample only. It was written over 20 years ago, my first screenwriting attempt, because I had been a collector of Superman and Supergirl comic books as a child growing up in the 1960s and had a complete archive (1959-1985) of Supergirl appearances up until the original character's demise in 1985. Supergirl © and ® DC Comics
"Star Trek" media project — A museum donation (someday, Smithsonian?) of nearly 1,400 35mm outtake and workprint clippings from the classic 1960s television series Star Trek purchased directly by James A. Conrad from Gene Roddenberry's mail order company Lincoln Enterprises in the 1970s. Includes up to 70 rare and never-before-seen color production photos, such as clapboard shots, special effects, and actors on marks and post-scene. These are from the same large group of film clippings mentioned in the book Inside Star Trek: The Real Story (1996) by production executive Herbert F. Solow and producer
Various nonfiction and fiction projects in development not listed here.
A Science Fiction Story in Three Panels
by James A. Conrad, 2013.
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