Imagined Dialogue For: ‘The Space Between Us’

Imagined Dialogue For’ is our series by the hilarious and talented Chris Scott, of Reviews of Movies I Haven’t Seen fame. Next up? Chris takes a stab at guessing what happens in that boy-born-on-Mars movie, The Space Between Us

Asa Butterfield as Gardner Elliot.

Asa Butterfield as Gardner Elliot. STX Entertainment

EXT. DAY

STRANGER: Wow, so you were really born on Mars?

GARDNER ELLIOT: Indeed I was.

STRANGER: Crazy. What was that like?

GARDNER: Well, I mean I don’t really remember it.

STRANGER: I think if I were born on Mars I’d remember it.

GARDNER: Eh, that’s not really how the human mind works.

STRANGER: You seriously don’t remember anything at all about being born on Mars?

GARDNER: I don’t remember being born. On Mars.

STRANGER: That really sucks.

GARDNER: I guess.

STRANGER: If I had been born on Mars, you better believe I’d remember it.

GARDNER: You already said that.

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STRANGER 2: Hey!

GARDNER: Yeah?

STRANGER 2: Aren’t you the guy who was born on Mars or something?

GARDNER: Haha yeah, that’s me.

STRANGER 2: Holy shit.

GARDNER: I know.

STRANGER 2: I mean, tell me everything.

GARDNER: You know, weirdly enough there’s just not that much to say. I guess I would liken being born on Mars to being born here, on Earth. But on Mars, if that makes sense.

STRANGER 2: It makes sense, it’s just…

GARDNER: What?

STRANGER 2: I don’t know, I mean, you were born on MARS! That’s, like, incredible right?

GARDNER: It’s definitely unique, for sure. There’s just not that much else to say about it, unfortunately.

STRANGER 2: But you were born on Mars.

GARDNER: Yeah.

STRANGER 2:

GARDNER:

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GARDNER:

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STRANGER 3: Wait, you’re —

GARDNER: Yep.

STRANGER 3: Get the hell out of town.

GARDNER: Haha, yeah that’s me. I was born on Mars.

STRANGER 3: So, born on Mars. Start from the top. Let’s hear it.

GARDNER: Well, you know, I was born on Mars. And then, um, well I came here to Earth.

STRANGER 3: Sorry it feels like you skipped over some important stuff there.

GARDNER: Well I wasn’t conscious for, you know, the first part of my life, of course.

STRANGER 3: But being on Mars must’ve been cool.

GARDNER: It was fine. It was very red.

STRANGER 3: Sorry, can you just make something up? This kinda sucks.

GARDNER: Make something up about… being born on Mars?

STRANGER 3: Yeah, just anything interesting, at all.

GARDNER: But you already know it won’t be true? What’s the point?

STRANGER 3: I can delude myself enough. Just… tell me some cool Mars shit.

GARDNER: Okay, um. There’s big red dragons that live underground on Mars.

STRANGER 3: YES!

GARDNER: There’s like an order, or a council of dragons and there’s a dragon king and when a human is born on Mars, when he reaches a certain age, he’s ordained by the king dragon and infused with ancient Martian dragon blood.

STRANGER 3: This is extremely my shit. Don’t stop.

GARDNER: Yeah? You like this? So I’m the bridge. The connection. The only link in the universe between Martian dragons and Earth humans.

STRANGER 3: Is there a war coming? Tell me there’s a war coming.

GARDNER: Oh, you bet. A big, big war. And who I ally myself with will be the key to determining who wins the war. Between humans and dragons. All of this is extremely true.

STRANGER 3: Love it. Thank you so much. You rock, man.

GARDNER: No problem.

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STRANGER 4: You the Mars guy?

GARDNER: Yep. What would you like to know?

STRANGER 4: Nothing, Mars blows.

GARDNER: What?

STRANGER 4: You heard me. What a dump. Cold, desolate. No thanks.

GARDNER: I mean, yeah. You’re not wrong.

STRANGER 4: Go to hell.

GARDNER: Point taken.

Imagined Dialogue For: ‘The Space Between Us’