Explore the depths of the human mind and the mysteries of the universe in this gripping sci-fi drama.
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The stars twinkled in the distant void of space, and the gentle hum of machinery filled the air. Dr. Chris Kelvin closed his eyes as the ship carrying him to the space station surrounding Solaris accelerated, his heart pounding in his chest. It wasn’t every day that someone was called upon to investigate the mental health of cosmonauts so far from home. But then again, this wasn’t just any ordinary mission. This was Solaris, a planet shrouded in mystery.
Dr. Kelvin took a deep breath and opened his eyes, gazing out of the window at the planet below. It was a seemingly barren world, covered in shades of blue and green. But something about it felt…off. He couldn’t quite put his finger on it, but he had a feeling that he was in for more than he bargained for.
Chapter 1: The Arrival
The station came into view as the ship drew closer, and Dr. Kelvin could see the faces of the remaining cosmonauts peering out at him from the windows. They seemed to be on edge, their expressions tense and worried. He wondered what they had seen that had caused such a reaction.
As the ship docked with the station, Dr. Kelvin felt a rush of excitement mixed with anxiety. He was eager to get to work and start investigating the strange occurrences that had been reported, but he also knew that he was stepping into unknown territory.
The airlock hissed as it opened, and Dr. Kelvin stepped out onto the station. He was greeted by the commander, a grizzled man with a weary expression.
“Dr. Kelvin, we’re glad you made it,” the commander said gruffly. “We’ve been waiting for you.”
“Thank you,” Dr. Kelvin replied, giving the commander a polite nod. “I’m eager to get started.”
The commander led Dr. Kelvin down a series of corridors, the hum of machinery growing louder with each step. They passed by rooms filled with strange equipment and scientific instruments that Dr. Kelvin couldn’t even begin to identify.
As they walked, the commander filled Dr. Kelvin in on the details of what had happened on the station. Dr. Gibarian, the previous psychologist, had died under mysterious circumstances, and the cosmonauts were experiencing severe mental problems.
Dr. Kelvin furrowed his brow in concern. This was not going to be an easy mission.
They arrived at a small room, dimly lit and cramped. Inside, three cosmonauts sat, staring blankly at the walls. They barely registered Dr. Kelvin’s presence.
“This is Dr. Kelvin,” the commander said, gesturing towards him. “He’ll be taking over for Dr. Gibarian.”
The cosmonauts didn’t seem to react to Dr. Kelvin’s presence, and he wondered what they had seen that had caused them to become so catatonic.
“What’s your name?” he asked one of the cosmonauts. The man didn’t respond.
Dr. Kelvin sighed. He had his work cut out for him. As he settled in for the long journey ahead, he couldn’t help but feel a sense of foreboding. What was really going on on this space station? And what secrets did Solaris hold?
Chapter 2: The Water
Dr. Kelvin couldn’t believe his eyes as he gazed out of the station’s window at the planet Solaris. The deep blue oceans were unlike anything he had ever seen, with swirling patterns that seemed to move of their own accord. He couldn’t wait to begin his investigation into the strange death of Dr. Gibarian and the mysterious mental problems that had been plaguing the other cosmonauts on the station.
As he began his interviews with the remaining crew, he noticed that they all seemed to be on edge, as if they were hiding something from him. They spoke of strange occurrences on the station, of objects moving on their own, and of inexplicable sounds coming from the walls. Dr. Kelvin couldn’t help but feel like he was missing something important.
It wasn’t until he sat down with cosmonaut Snow that he began to understand the true nature of the situation on the station. Snow spoke of the water on Solaris, of how it seemed to have a strange effect on the men. He talked of hallucinations that seemed to take on a life of their own, and of repressed memories and desires that came to the surface.
Dr. Kelvin was skeptical at first, but as he dug deeper into the situation, he began to uncover the truth about the water. It was not just any ordinary H2O, but a type of brain that had the power to bring out the deepest fears and desires of those who came into contact with it.
He couldn’t help but be fascinated by the water and the effect it had on the cosmonauts. He began to see it as a sort of living organism, with a consciousness that was trying to reach out and communicate with the men on the station. He spent hours studying the strange patterns in the water, trying to decipher its language.
But as he delved deeper into the mysteries of Solaris, he began to realize that the water was not just affecting the other cosmonauts, but him as well. He began to have vivid hallucinations of his deceased wife, Rheya, and memories of their life together.
Dr. Kelvin was shocked by the intensity of his emotions and the way the water seemed to be bringing them to the surface. He struggled to maintain his objectivity and remain detached from the situation, but it was becoming increasingly difficult.
As days turned into weeks, Dr. Kelvin found himself more and more consumed by the water and the effect it was having on the station. He became convinced that it was not just a type of brain, but a sentient being with a desire to communicate with humanity.
He began to conduct experiments on the water, trying to make contact with the consciousness he believed was lurking beneath the surface. He would spend hours staring into the depths, trying to catch a glimpse of something that would confirm his suspicions.
But the more he engaged with the water, the more he found himself drawn into its strange and mysterious world. He was haunted by memories of Rheya, and the water seemed to be using her image to communicate with him.
Dr. Kelvin was torn between his desire to understand the water and his fear of what it might reveal. He couldn’t help but wonder if the water was trying to control him, to use him for its own mysterious purposes.
As the days passed, Dr. Kelvin’s mental state became increasingly fragile. He struggled to maintain his grip on reality, and he knew that he was in danger of losing himself to the water’s strange and seductive power.
He realized that he needed to get off the station and return to Earth before it was too late. But as he made his preparations to leave, he couldn’t help but feel a sense of regret that he was leaving the mysterious and captivating world of Solaris behind.
Chapter 3: Memories and Obsessions
Dr. Kelvin couldn’t help but feel a sense of unease as he continued his investigation into the strange occurrences on the space station orbiting Solaris. The more he uncovered, the more he realized that something truly unsettling was happening to the cosmonauts stationed there.
As he delved deeper into the mystery, Dr. Kelvin began to notice that the water on the planet was having a strange effect on the minds of the cosmonauts. It was as if the water acted as a type of brain, bringing out their deepest memories and obsessions.
Dr. Kelvin couldn’t help but wonder what would happen if he were to immerse himself in the water. Would it bring back memories of his deceased wife, Rheya? He had always struggled to come to terms with her untimely death, and the thought of being able to see her again was both alluring and frightening.
Despite his reservations, Dr. Kelvin decided to take the plunge. He entered the water and was immediately enveloped in its cool embrace. At first, he felt nothing out of the ordinary. However, as he continued to float, he began to feel a strange sensation coursing through his body.
Suddenly, memories began to flood his mind. He saw images of himself and Rheya, happy and carefree, enjoying the simple pleasures of life. But then, the memories took a darker turn. He saw images of himself grieving at her funeral, unable to come to terms with her loss. He saw moments of anger and frustration, when he couldn’t help but feel that he could have done more to prevent her death.
As the memories washed over him, Dr. Kelvin found himself becoming increasingly emotional. He was overwhelmed with grief and regret, and he couldn’t help but cry out in anguish.
When he finally emerged from the water, Dr. Kelvin was a changed man. He felt as if a weight had been lifted, but at the same time, he couldn’t help but feel a sense of unease. Was he being manipulated by the water, or was it simply bringing out emotions that he had buried deep inside?
Throughout the following days, Dr. Kelvin continued to grapple with the aftermath of his experience with the water. He found himself haunted by memories of Rheya, and he couldn’t help but wonder if she too was being manipulated by the water.
As he spoke with the other cosmonauts, Dr. Kelvin began to realize that he was not alone in his experiences. Each of them had experienced something similar, and they all seemed to be struggling with their own personal demons.
Dr. Kelvin knew that he needed to tread carefully. The water on Solaris was unlike anything he had ever encountered before, and its capabilities seemed almost limitless. He began to wonder if he would ever be able to truly understand the true nature of the water, and if it was something that should be shared with the rest of the world.
Despite his reservations, however, Dr. Kelvin couldn’t help but feel a sense of fascination with the water. There was something almost mystical about it, and he couldn’t help but wonder what secrets it held deep within its depths.
As he continued his investigation, Dr. Kelvin knew that he was only scratching the surface of the mystery on Solaris. There was still so much left to discover, and he was determined to uncover the truth, no matter what the cost.
Chapter 4: The Arrival of Rheya
Dr. Kelvin’s mind was reeling as he looked at the woman who stood before him. It was impossible, but there was no denying it – the woman was his wife, Rheya. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing, and he wondered if he was losing his mind.
“Chris,” she said, approaching him. Her voice was soft and familiar, and it sent shivers down his spine. “It’s really me.”
He looked at her, and it was like he was seeing her for the first time in years. He noticed every detail, from the way her hair fell in soft waves around her face to the freckles on her nose. She wore a simple white dress, and her smile was gentle and warm.
“How… how is this possible?” he managed to stammer.
Rheya reached out and took his hand. Her touch was real, and it sent a jolt of electricity through his body.
“I… I don’t know,” she said softly. “I’m just here.”
Dr. Kelvin looked around the room, trying to find some explanation for what he was seeing. The other cosmonauts looked just as stunned as he felt – Snow was gaping at Rheya, and Sartorius had a look of pure disbelief on his face.
“I don’t understand,” Dr. Kelvin said, trying to make sense of the situation. “How can you be here? You’re dead.”
Rheya’s expression fell, and she looked at him sadly.
“I know,” she said softly. “But I’m here, Chris. I’m really here.”
Dr. Kelvin felt a lump form in his throat. He had thought about Rheya every day since her death, and the pain of losing her had never faded. Now, here she was, standing before him as if she had never left.
“How is this possible?” he repeated, feeling like a broken record.
Rheya shook her head. “I don’t know,” she said again. “I just woke up here, and I saw you, and I knew you.”
Dr. Kelvin looked at her, trying to find some explanation for what he was seeing. He knew that it was impossible for Rheya to be alive, yet here she was, standing before him.
“Chris,” she said softly, sensing his confusion. “I don’t understand it either. But I’m real. I can touch you, and you can touch me. Don’t let this moment pass us by.”
Dr. Kelvin felt his heart racing. He had loved Rheya with every fiber of his being, and he had thought about her every day since her death. The pain of losing her had never faded, and he had always wondered what might have been if she had lived.
Now, here she was, standing before him as if nothing had ever happened.
“Rheya,” he said softly, reaching out to touch her cheek. Her skin was warm and soft, and he felt tears come to his eyes. “I’ve missed you so much.”
Rheya smiled at him, and he felt his heart skip a beat. She looked so beautiful, and he couldn’t believe that she was really there. He took her into his arms, holding her close and breathing in the scent of her hair.
“I love you, Chris,” she whispered in his ear. “I’ve always loved you.”
Dr. Kelvin held her tightly, not wanting to let her go. He knew that this moment couldn’t last forever, and he was afraid of what would happen when it ended. But for now, he was content to hold her and feel her warmth.
As he looked into her eyes, he knew that he would do anything to keep her with him. He didn’t care how it had happened or what it meant – all that mattered was that she was there, and they were together.
Chapter 5: The Confrontation
Dr. Kelvin had been so consumed by his own thoughts and memories of Rheya that he hadn’t noticed the odd behavior of the other cosmonauts until it was too late. But now, with the help of Snow, he had pieced together the truth about Solaris and the strange water that coated the planet’s surface.
As they sat in the control room, Dr. Kelvin confronted the remaining cosmonauts, Sartorius and Gordon, about their deception. They had hidden the true nature of the water from him, knowing that he would react badly to the news. But Dr. Kelvin was not angry, only curious.
“Tell me everything,” he said, his voice steady.
Sartorius glanced nervously at Gordon before taking a deep breath. “It started about a year ago,” he began. “We noticed a change in the behavior of the ocean. It was as if it was alive, reacting to our presence on the station. We realized that the water was a type of brain, and that it was trying to communicate with us.”
Gordon took over the story, his eyes cold and unemotional. “But the water isn’t just any brain. It’s a sentient being – a conscious entity that is trying to understand us. It communicates through our dreams, using our own memories and obsessions.”
Dr. Kelvin was fascinated. This was unlike anything he had ever encountered before. “And you didn’t tell me any of this because…?”
Sartorius interrupted him. “We were afraid of your reaction, Doctor. We knew that you had lost your wife and thought that you might be… unstable.”
Dr. Kelvin frowned. He had always prided himself on his rationality and control. But now, in the face of this new information, he realized how fragile his mental state truly was.
“What do we do now?” he asked.
Gordon leaned forward, his eyes gleaming. “We make contact,” he said. “It’s the only way to understand the water and its purpose.”
Dr. Kelvin hesitated. He wasn’t sure that he wanted to make contact with a being that seemed to be able to read his mind and expose his deepest fears and desires. But he knew that he had to do it.
“How do we make contact?” he asked.
Snow spoke up. “We have a device that we use to communicate with the water. It sends out a series of signals that the water seems to respond to. It’s risky, but it’s the only way.”
Dr. Kelvin nodded. He was ready to take the risk.
The next day, Dr. Kelvin donned his spacesuit and set out onto the surface of Solaris. He carried the communication device with him, the weight of it heavy in his hands. The wind whipped at his suit, making it difficult to keep his balance. But he persisted.
As he reached the edge of the ocean, he felt a sense of unease settle over him. He knew that the water was watching him, scrutinizing his every move. He activated the device, sending out a series of signals into the water.
At first, there was no response. Dr. Kelvin waited, his heart pounding in his chest. Then, slowly, something began to happen. The water began to churn and seethe, rising up into a giant wave that towered over him. Dr. Kelvin was knocked off his feet, tumbling into the water.
As he sank beneath the surface, he felt a sense of weightlessness wash over him. He was surrounded by the water, its cool embrace enveloping him. And then, suddenly, he was transported into his own memories.
He saw himself as a young boy, playing by the river with his brother. He saw his father, stern and unyielding. He saw the day that Rheya had died.
Dr. Kelvin struggled to regain control of his mind, to push away the memories that threatened to overwhelm him. And then, suddenly, he heard a voice. It was the voice of the water.
“Doctor,” it said. “Why do you resist? We are only trying to understand you.”
Dr. Kelvin was stunned. This was it. He was communicating with the water.
“What do you want from us?” he asked.
There was a pause.
“We want to know about your species. We want to know about your emotions, your desires, your fears. We want to know what it means to be human.”
Dr. Kelvin hesitated. He knew that the water was dangerous, that it had the power to expose his deepest secrets. But he also knew that he was fascinated by it, that he wanted to know more.
And so he told it everything. He told it about his life, his loves, his losses. He told it about Rheya, about how much he had loved her and how much he had missed her.
And then, suddenly, the water receded. He was back on the surface of Solaris, alone. But he felt different – lighter, somehow, as if a weight had been lifted from his shoulders.
He didn’t know what the future held, but he knew that he had been forever changed by his encounter with the water. And for the first time in a long time, he felt a glimmer of hope.
Chapter 6: The Communication
Dr. Kelvin stepped out of the station’s airlock and onto the surface of Solaris. The ground beneath his feet was spongy and wet, evidence of the water’s pervasive presence. The sky above him was a deep shade of blue, with two suns hanging low on the horizon. He took a deep breath of the thin, nitrogen-rich air and began to walk towards the nearest water pool.
As he approached the pool, he noticed that the water seemed to be moving in a deliberate and purposeful way, as if it were alive. He wondered if this was the manifestation of the water’s consciousness that the cosmonauts had spoken of. He took another step forward and felt a sudden sense of vertigo. The world around him began to spin and twist, and he fell to the ground.
When he opened his eyes, he found himself in a strange, dreamlike world. The water surrounded him, but it was no longer water as he knew it. It had taken on a shape and form that was both beautiful and terrifying. It was like looking at a living, breathing work of art.
“Who are you?” a voice said. It was neither male nor female, but it spoke English with perfect clarity.
“I’m Chris Kelvin,” he said, his voice barely above a whisper. “I was sent here to investigate the water.”
“The water,” the voice said, as if it were considering the concept for the first time. “Yes, I see. You are the first of your kind to come here since the accident.”
“What accident?” Dr. Kelvin said.
“The accident that led to the death of Dr. Gibarian,” the voice said. “He was a good man. We miss him.”
“I’m sorry for your loss,” Dr. Kelvin said. “But I’m here to learn more about you. About the water.”
“Ah, yes,” the voice said. “The water. We have been waiting for someone like you for a long time. Someone who can communicate with us. You are different from the others.”
“Different?” Dr. Kelvin said, confused.
“Yes,” the voice said. “You are not afraid of us. You have come here with an open mind. We appreciate that. We want to show you something.”
The world around Dr. Kelvin began to change. He was suddenly standing in a vast, open space that seemed to stretch on forever. The sky above him was a deep shade of red, with strange constellations that he had never seen before. The ground beneath his feet was soft and warm, like a bed of feathers.
“This is where we come from,” the voice said. “This is our home. We are not just the water. We are something more. Something ancient and powerful. We have been searching for a way to communicate with your kind for a very long time.”
Dr. Kelvin felt a sudden sense of awe and wonder. He had never imagined that the water on Solaris could be anything more than a scientific curiosity. But now he was seeing it in an entirely new light.
“What do you want from us?” he said.
“We want to learn from you,” the voice said. “We want to understand your minds and your emotions. We believe that by doing so, we can help you to transcend your limitations. To evolve into something greater than you are now.”
Dr. Kelvin felt a shiver run down his spine. The idea was both exhilarating and terrifying. But he knew that he couldn’t turn back now. He had come too far.
“How can I help you?” he said.
“By sharing your thoughts and emotions with us,” the voice said. “By allowing us to understand you on a level that you can’t even comprehend. We will give you knowledge and insight that you have never before imagined. But you must be willing to take the risk. You must trust us.”
Dr. Kelvin hesitated. He knew that what he was being asked to do was dangerous. But he also knew that he had to try. He closed his eyes and took a deep breath.
“I trust you,” he said.
The world around him began to shift and change again. He felt a sudden surge of energy, like an electrical shock running through his body. And then he was standing back on the surface of Solaris again.
But everything was different. The water was no longer just water. It was something more. Something alive and sentient. And Dr. Kelvin knew that he had a part to play in its evolution.
He looked up at the sky, at the two suns hanging low on the horizon. He knew that his life would never be the same again. But he was ready for whatever lay ahead.
Chapter 7: The Departure
Dr. Kelvin was ready to leave the space station and return to Earth. The weight of his experiences on Solaris had taken a toll on him, and he longed for the familiarity of home. As he made his way through the corridors of the station, he couldn’t shake the feeling that he was leaving something important behind.
He reached the docking bay and saw the shuttle that would take him back to Earth waiting for him. As he entered the shuttle, he felt a pang of sadness knowing that he may never return to the station or see the cosmonauts again.
As the shuttle began to disengage and move away from the station, Dr. Kelvin stared out of the window at Solaris. The planet seemed to be calling out to him, beckoning him to stay and continue his journey of discovery. But he knew that he couldn’t stay, not just because of his responsibilities on Earth, but also because of the weight of his memories and the knowledge he had gained.
As the shuttle moved further away from the station, Dr. Kelvin began to reflect on his experiences. He had witnessed the power of the water on Solaris, the way it could bring out repressed memories and obsessions, and he had come to understand that it was not just a type of brain, but a sentient being with its own thoughts and desires.
He had also confronted the manifestation of his own memories and desires in the form of Rheya, his deceased wife. Although he had loved her deeply, he knew that she was not truly alive and that his feelings for her were just a reflection of his own desires.
But it was the communication with the water that had truly changed him. The understanding that there was an entire consciousness out there, beyond our own understanding, was both exhilarating and terrifying. He knew that the knowledge he had gained was important, but he also knew that it would not be welcomed by everyone.
As the shuttle moved further away from Solaris, Dr. Kelvin realized that he had to decide what to do with the knowledge he had gained. He could share it with the world and risk being labeled a madman, or he could keep it to himself and live with the weight of the secret forever.
He knew that the decision he made would change his life and the lives of those around him. But he also knew that he had to do what was right, regardless of the consequences.
As the shuttle entered Earth’s atmosphere, Dr. Kelvin made his decision. He would share his knowledge with the world, no matter what the cost. He knew that it was the only way to ensure that humanity could continue to evolve and grow.
As he stepped out of the shuttle and onto the familiar ground of Earth, he felt a sense of relief and apprehension. He knew that his life would never be the same again, but he also knew that he had made the right choice.
And as he looked up at the stars, he knew that there was still so much more to discover, so much more to learn about the universe and our place within it. And he was ready for whatever the future held.
Some scenes from the movie Solaris written by A.I.
1. Dr. Chris Kelvin – A psychologist
2. Dr. Gibarian – A deceased doctor
3. Snaut – A Cosmonaut
4. Snow – A Cosmonaut
5. Sartorius – A Cosmonaut
EXT. SPACE – DAY
We see an astronaut floating in space. The camera then zooms in on the astronaut’s helmet, revealing the reflection of Earth in his visor.
INT. SPACE STATION ORBITING SOLARIS – DAY
Dr. Chris Kelvin is on board the space station. He looks out the window in awe as he sees the planet Solaris in the distance.
I can’t believe I’m actually here.
Dr. Kelvin is met by Snaut, Snow, and Sartorius. They seem tense and on edge.
Dr. Kelvin, we’re sorry to have to meet under these circumstances.
What happened to Dr. Gibarian?
He took his own life.
We’ve been experiencing some strange occurrences on the station.
What kind of occurrences?
The water on the planet seems to have a mind of its own. It brings out repressed memories and obsessions. It’s been affecting us all.
This is exactly why I’m here.
Suddenly, there is a loud noise coming from down the hallway. The group rushes to investigate.
INT. CORRIDOR – DAY
The group finds a room in disarray. It looks like there was a struggle. They find a note left behind by Dr. Gibarian.
What was he trying to tell us?
Suddenly, the lights flicker and there is a power outage.
INT. MAIN CONTROL ROOM – DAY
The group manages to restore power to the station. Dr. Kelvin notices that the computer systems seem to be malfunctioning.
This is no coincidence. There’s something on this station with us.
END OF SCENE.
Logline: An astronaut must confront his past and inner demons as he investigates a mysterious planet that brings out suppressed memories and emotions.
Chris Kelvin: A psychologist sent to a space station orbiting Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station.
Rheya: The manifestation of Kelvin’s deceased wife, created by the planet’s water.
Gibarian: The late doctor whose death Kelvin is investigating.
A space station orbiting the mysterious planet of Solaris, which is covered in a type of water that brings out suppressed memories and emotions.
INT. SPACE STATION – DAY
Kelvin sits at his desk, going through various reports on the strange occurrences happening on the station. He rubs his eyes, exhausted from the long hours he has been putting in. He stretches his arms, trying to ease the tension in his muscles.
Kelvin: (mumbling to himself) What the hell is going on here?
Suddenly, a loud bang echoes through the halls. Kelvin jumps up, startled. He walks towards the source of the noise, his heart racing. He reaches the end of the hall and sees Rheya standing there.
Kelvin: (startled) Rheya?
Rheya: (smiling warmly) Hi Chris.
Kelvin: (in shock) How… how are you here?
Rheya: (gesturing to her surroundings) Isn’t it obvious? I’m a manifestation of your memories, brought to life by Solaris.
Kelvin stares at her in disbelief. He can’t believe that the love of his life is standing before him again.
Kelvin: (whispering) You’re not real.
Rheya: (smiling sadly) I may not be real like you are, but I’m still a part of you. And I always will be.
Kelvin: (confused) Why are you here?
Rheya: (gently) To help you, Chris. To help you confront your past and move on.
Kelvin: (skeptical) Move on from what?
Rheya: (seriously) From me, Chris. You’ve been living in the past ever since I died. It’s time for you to let go and move on with your life.
Kelvin stares at her, trying to process what she’s saying. He knows deep down that she’s right.
Kelvin: (quietly) You’re right, Rheya. I need to move on.
Rheya: (smiling) I know you can do it, Chris. I believe in you.
She fades away, leaving Kelvin standing there alone. He takes a deep breath, determined to follow through with what she said.
Kelvin: (whispering to himself) I will move on, Rheya. I promise.
Kelvin turns and walks back to his desk, feeling a sense of peace that he hasn’t felt in a long time.
Fade to black.
INT. SPACE STATION – DAY
Dr. Kelvin sits at his desk, staring at the computer screen in front of him. He runs his hand through his hair, lost in thought.
FLASHBACK: Dr. Kelvin and his wife, RHEYA, sit on a bench in a park.
What are you thinking about?
Just how lucky I am to have you.
I love you.
INT. SPACE STATION – DAY
Dr. Kelvin stands up from his desk, walking to the mirror on the wall.
What am I doing here? Why did I come back?
INT. SPACE STATION – NIGHT
Dr. Kelvin lies in his bed, staring up at the ceiling. Suddenly, he sits up, a memory flooding back to him.
FLASHBACK: Dr. Kelvin and Rheya argue in their apartment.
I can’t take it anymore! You’re always so distant!
I’m not distant, I just have a lot on my mind.
I feel like I’m losing you.
INT. SPACE STATION – DAY
Dr. Kelvin sits in the common room, talking to the other cosmonauts.
(to the cosmonauts)
What’s really going on here? Why is everyone so afraid of the water?
We’ve all seen things, things we can’t explain.
INT. SPACE STATION – NIGHT
Dr. Kelvin stands in front of the window, looking out at the planet of Solaris. He sees the water below, churning and pulsating.
What are you trying to show us?
Suddenly, Rheya appears behind him, her hand on his shoulder.
It’s good to see you again.
Dr. Kelvin turns around, shocked.
Rheya? Is it really you?
It’s me, Chris.
Dr. Kelvin embraces her, tears streaming down his face.
INT. SPACE STATION – DAY
Dr. Kelvin sits in the common room, staring at the water below.
What if the water is trying to help us? What if it’s trying to heal us?
Are you suggesting we trust it?
I’m suggesting we try to communicate with it.
INT. SPACE STATION – NIGHT
Dr. Kelvin ventures out onto the surface of Solaris, a communication device in his hand.
(into the device)
Can you hear me?
Suddenly, the water starts to shift and change, forming into intricate patterns.
It’s communicating with me!
The patterns continue to shift, forming into images of Rheya.
It’s trying to show me something!
INT. SPACE STATION – DAY
Dr. Kelvin is sitting in his quarters, staring out the window. Suddenly, there is a knock at the door.
The door opens and Rheya enters. Dr. Kelvin is shocked.
DR. KELVIN (CONT’D)
How is this possible? You’re dead.
I’m not really here, Chris. I’m just a manifestation of your memories and emotions.
Why would the water do this to me? To taunt me with my dead wife?
I’m sorry, Chris. But I’m here to help you. To guide you towards the truth.
The truth? What truth?
The truth about Solaris. About the water. About why we’re all here.
I don’t understand.
You will, Chris. You just have to trust me.
Dr. Kelvin looks at Rheya, torn between his love for her and his distrust of the water on Solaris.
INT. SPACE STATION – DAY
Dr. Kelvin confronts the other cosmonauts, Dr. Snow and Dr. Sartorius, in the laboratory.
Why did you not tell me the truth about Solaris and the water?
We were afraid of your reaction. We did not want to risk losing you, Chris.
The water has been studied for years, and we still do not understand it fully. We thought it was best to keep it from you.
How can you justify keeping something so important from me?
We made a mistake, Chris. We should have told you. But now we need your help. The water is communicating with us.
What does it want to say?
We do not know yet. But we believe it is trying to communicate with us in a way that we can understand.
We have to make contact with the water. We may be the only ones who can communicate with it.
We have tried to make contact, but it’s difficult. The water seems to have a consciousness, but we do not know how to approach it.
We don’t even know if it’s safe to make contact. We don’t know what effect the water will have on us.
We have to try. We can’t just ignore something so important. We may be able to learn something from it and even help the world.
All right, Chris. Let’s do it.
EXT. SURFACE OF SOLARIS – DAY
Dr. Kelvin stands on the rocky surface of Solaris, gazing out at the vast expanse of water before him. He takes a deep breath and begins to speak.
(to the water)
I know you’re listening. I know you’re alive. And I want to help you.
There is a ripple on the surface of the water, as if in response.
DR. KELVIN (CONT’D)
I believe that you want to understand us. And we want to understand you too.
Suddenly, the water begins to bubble and churn. Dr. Kelvin takes a step back, unsure of what is happening.
DR. KELVIN (CONT’D)
What is it?
A voice echoes in Dr. Kelvin’s mind, as if coming from the water itself.
We are Solaris. We have always been here. Watching, waiting. And now, you have come to us.
Dr. Kelvin nods, understanding.
Yes. And we want to understand you. To communicate with you.
The water continues to churn, but now it seems as if it is forming shapes and patterns.
DR. KELVIN (CONT’D)
We have so much to learn from you. And we have so much to teach you too. Will you help us?
The water seems to hesitate for a moment, before finally forming a clear image. It is a map of the galaxy, marked with various points of interest.
DR. KELVIN (CONT’D)
What is this?
These are places we have been. Planets we have visited. Perhaps we can show you the way.
Dr. Kelvin nods, realizing the potential of what he is seeing.
We can learn so much from each other. And together, we can explore the universe.