A police officer kills a powerful alien, and many Earthlings are infested by another. The second alien leader and the officer’s future-timeline son hold grudges against the cop for murdering their dear ones.

    Samurai Posted on April 28, 2019 in SciFi.

    title: HELP SAVE HUMANITY!

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      I understand and like ‘Alien seeks vengeance against cop who killed his friend/comrade/x,’ though more would still be needed for the next logline attempt. The rest is confusing and seems to dilute the hook of ‘alien vengeance.’

      Is this really sci-fi with multiple make-believe elements? If yes, when and where is this? Outside sci-fi, the story would have one, either the aliens or future timeline being, which sounds more like time travel.

      Frame the next attempt from the protag’s perspective. Clarify the objective, antag, conflict, and stakes. Paint a mental picture of what happens in most of the story.

      Mentor Answered on April 29, 2019.
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        henb, this site is free but we ask that you also return the favour by reviewing 2 loglines for each logline you post. So, please review 4 loglines from other writers before posting any more. I have put your  newest 3 loglines on hold until you have contributed your part. Thank you.

        Samurai Answered on April 29, 2019.
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          Agreed with what Robb Ross said.

          Some things in this logline are not very clear. What is the inciting incident? Clearly the police officer killing the alien isn’t. Also when you say many earthlings are infested by another? Do you mean that they are infested by the same alien? It controls multiple people?

          Also “holding a grudge” against the cop for killing their loved ones isn’t a cinematic goal that our lead (the cops son?) will strive for. What does your protagonist do for the 2nd and 3rd act of the film? Or is this a series?

          Samurai Answered on April 29, 2019.
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            Agreed with what Robb Ross said.

            Some things in this logline are not very clear. What is the inciting incident? Clearly the police officer killing the alien isn’t. Also when you say many earthlings are infested by another? Do you mean that they are infested by the same alien? It controls multiple people?

            Also “holding a grudge” against the cop for killing their loved ones isn’t a cinematic goal that our lead (the cops son?) will strive for. What does your protagonist do for the 2nd and 3rd act of the film? Or is this a series?

            Samurai Answered on April 29, 2019.
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              The inciting incident leads to the lead character having a goal.

              You set the story up as if the police officer is the lead character and killing the alien is the inciting incident.

              But I have no idea what the lead character’s goal is.

              Singularity Answered on April 29, 2019.
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