When he invents inter-dimensional video messaging, a friendless whiz kid hides his discovery from his loud and obnoxious adult colleagues to develop a friendship with an alien delinquent in peace (and quiet).

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    Samurai Posted on July 27, 2016 in Family.

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    Alt. Version on slim fast: When he invents inter-dimensional FaceTime, a friendless whiz kid hides his discovery from his smug adult colleagues to develop a friendship with an alien ne’er-do-well.

    on July 27, 2016.

    When a shunned boy-genius invents an inter-dimensional FaceTime he hides his discovery from his adult colleagues at NASA who want to exploit his new alien friend for their own experimental uses.

    on July 27, 2016.
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      Besides chatting peacefully with an alien, does anything else happen? Does the boy have a goal besides chatting?

      How about something like this:
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      “When his inter-dimensional communication device is stolen by his obnoxious colleague, an introverted scientist must steal it back from a secure underground lab in order to talk the alien friend who he’s fallen in love with.”
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      Singularity Answered on July 28, 2016.
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        “When he invents inter-dimensional video messaging, a friendless whiz kid hides his discovery from his loud and obnoxious adult colleagues to develop a friendship with an alien delinquent in peace (and quiet).”

        Example: When his inter-dimensional video chat contacts an alien,a nerdy kid must hide his discovery so the alien will continue to be his only friend. (~24 words.)

        Summitry Answered on July 27, 2016.
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          A premise in search of a plot.

          And what distinguishes this from E.T.?   I mean there is a slightly different set up, but a similar situation emotional predicament in terms of the kid’s relationship to the alien.

          Singularity Answered on July 28, 2016.
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            The idea is almost there, but does need something that will bring it out and make it truly different from ET. Seeing as inter-dimensional, would it work being parallel universe, where maybe he befriends an alternate version of himself who has everything, but is wasting potential.

            Mentor Answered on July 28, 2016.
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              It sounds as if the inciting incident is more the colleague’s discovery of the invention, best to describe it as such in the logline and as it stands now the inciting incident is his inventing the interdenominational  face time.

              Then the MC’s goal can be made to be a reaction to what the colleague does.

              Singularity Answered on July 29, 2016.
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