Script by Andy Mangels
Art by Rags Morales
This page will have six panels.
Large panel. Wade, Quinn, and the Professor are sitting in huge plush chairs. Gillian sits next to the Professor, while Wade's sister sits next to her, looking professional. Around the rest of the table are a bunch of Hollywood "suits" -- agents, lawyers, and the like. Two agents next to each other check their beepers.
1 CAP: Stock options. Gross points. Signing Tours. Book deals. Lecture Series. Action Figures.
2 CAP: Scratch that. They apparently already have action figures of us.
3 CAP: It's supposed to be everyone's dream to "make it" in Hollywood. Our fifteen minutes of fame are still going on, and I'm getting rather tired of it. The Professor is tired too, if I'm reading his annoyed wriggling correctly.
4 CAP: Wade seems to be enjoying it though.
Wade's sister speaks up, pointing towards someone off panel with her pen.
5 SISTER: The point is, if we do a feature with the real Sliders, it invalidates the adventures we've already created.
6 SISTER: Those adventures have already made millions, and stand to make more if you can come back to me with proposals that capitalize on the return of the quartet.
While two suits buzz confidentially to each other, a white woman responds to Wade's sister's point, almost defensively. A Chinese male agent pipes in.
7 AGENT WOMAN: What guarantee do we have that we'll get all four Sliders? Rembrandt Brown has already done a deal for a concert tomorrow night.
8 CHINESE AGENT: We need Brown to bring in the African-American community. You're well aware of the flack the Sliders Trilogy has gotten because there's only one lead Black character.
9 AGENT WOMAN: To say nothing of the troubling lack of Asian and Gay Sliders.
Quinn leans over and whispers to the Professor.
10 QUINN: I wasn't aware that we had to be a politically correct group when we went into the vortex.
11 QUINN: You think you can fall in love with a Japanese man if the script calls for it?
The Professor stands up and makes a pronouncement, surprising everyone.
12 PROFESSOR: Harummph. I, for one, have had enough of this nonsense. Miss Wells is more than capable enough to take sensible offers from each of your agencies.
13 PROFESSOR: Mr. Mallory and I have more important matters to discuss, including the scientific press conference.
Several suits reach for their phones, as Professor and Quinn walk out of the room. One agent slips Quinn a card, while the remaining agents address their attentions to Wade, her sister, and Gillian.
14 PROFESSOR: We'll return anon, and hope that things are more civilized.
15 CARD AGENT: (whisper) Here's my card. Sharon Stone's my client. She wants to do lunch.
16 SISTER: Ladies and Gentlemen, if we could return to the matters at hand.
17 SISTER: It is my understanding that Mr. Brown is amenable to participating in any group deal we negotiate with the Sliders. Although he has his own agent -- one he's very attached to I might add -- he is a part of this group.
18 GILLIAN: The Sliders are a quartet. After all they've survived, they're not going to be broken up by a pack of agents and lawyers.