EXT OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM
Asteroid on a collision course with Earth, a pale blue dot.
EXT EARTH STRATOSPHERE
SUPER on screen: EARTH POPULATION 15 BILLION
Six rockets launch from Earth, leave the atmosphere, and disappear each in a flash of warping blue light. On the horizon, a huge space vessel slowly turns, engines ignite and it warps away from Earth.
EXT ASTEROID SPACE
Rockets appear around the asteroid from nowhere in a flash of blue light, clamping onto the asteroid surface. Rockets fire and the asteroid begins to move off its collision course. The spin slows. Too late. The asteroid breaks apart scuffing the Moon. Big chunks burn through Earth’s atmosphere. Too big. Impact. Shock wave. Darkness.