Atlantis: The Lost Empire
written by Tab Murphy, story by Tab Murphy, David Reynolds, Gary Trousdale, Joss Whedon, Kirk Wise, Bryce Zabel, and Jackie Zabel

Milo: Good afternoon, gentlemen. First off, I’d like to thank this board for taking the time to hear my proposal. Now we’ve all heard of the legend of Atlantis, a continent somewhere in the mid-Atlantic that was home to an advanced civilization, possessing technology far beyond our own…that, according to our friend Plato here, was suddenly struck by some cataclysmic event that sank it beneath the sea. Now some of you may ask, why Atlantis? It’s just a myth, isn’t it? Pure fantasy? Well…that…is where you’d be wrong. Ten thousand years before the Egyptians built the pyramids, Atlantis had electricity, advanced medicine, even the power of flight. Impossible, you say! Well, no, no, not for them. Numerous ancient cultures all over the globe agreed that Atlantis possessed a power source of some kind, more powerful than steam, than coal, more powerful than our modern internal combustion engines. Gentlemen, I propose that we find Atlantis, find that power source, and bring it back to the surface. Now, this is a page from an illuminated text that describes a book that is called “The Shepherd’s Journal,” said to have been a firsthand account of Atlantis and its exact whereabouts. Now, based on a centuries-old translation of the Norse text, historians have believed the journal resides in Ireland, but after comparing the text to the ruins of this Viking shield, I found that one of the letters had been mistranslated. So, by changing this letter, and inserting the correct one, we find that the Shepherd’s Journal, the key to Atlantis….lies not in Ireland, gentlemen, but in Iceland! (softly) Pause for effect. Gentlemen, I’ll take your questions now.

Credit and many thanks to Ethan for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.

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