The Alien Agenda:The Earth is a Garden

James McGill Jr

Book Cover

GENRE

ADVENTURE BIOGRAPHICAL SCI-FI DRAMA RELIGIOUS FANTASY POLITICAL MYSTERY

    Core Theme

    THE NEED FOR FOCUSED COMPASSION.

    TIME PERIOD

    Future

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

    CHARACTER LIST

    MONIQUE DUPREA - 48. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, SHE MUST LEAD THE POLITICAL RESPONSE TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE ALIENS.

    AZ3- 1000. AN ALIEN LIFE FORM COME TO ENLIGHTEN HUMANITY AND WARN THEM TO CHANGE THEIR BELIEFS AND BEHAVIOR.

    COLONEL MARCUS MARIOTT - 42. MEMBER OF A GOVERNMENT BRANCH MORE SECRET THAN THE CIA, HE COORDINATES THE RESPONSE TO THE ALIEN ARRIVAL.

    JERMAINE MARRIOTT. MARCUS' BROTHER AND THE LEADER OF A CHURCH HE IS BROUGHT INTO THE LEADERSHIP WHO KNOW ABOUT AZ3.

    THE POPE โ€“ THE LEADER OF THE CATHOLICS LEADS A SPIRITUAL SHIFT TO PREPARE HIS FLOCK FOR THE COMING REVELATIONS.

    ANTI-AZ3 โ€“ 1000. A 'DARK' COUNTERPOINT TO AZ3 HE BETRAYS THOSE WHO WANT TO STEAL HUMAN SOULS TO HELP THE SIDE OF LIGHT.

    Logline

    It is about the souls and spirits of humanity and their importance to the Universe. Answers the question of why Earth is an interest to extraterrestrial beings from other worlds. Explains the origin of religion and God.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 18-34,35-54,13-17,55+

    Target Gender: Universal

    Setting

    The Planet and Washington DC

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: No

    Starting Description

    A colonel in the army and scientist wants to speak with the God of his history face to face. It is his life's quest to meet and dialogue with God. He is called to the Oval Office by the president to meet an extraterrestrial who maybe thought of as a God.

    Ending Description

    The extraterrestrial finally reveals himself to the public after influencing change on the planet.

    Group Specific

    Information not completed

    Hard Copy Available

    No

    ISBN

    Information not completed

    Mature Audience Themes

    Information not completed

    Plot - Other Elements

    Philosophical Questions

    Plot - Premise

    Quest

    Main Character Details

    Name: Az3-Pi

    Age: 1000

    Gender: Other

    Role: Mentor

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Faithful,Honorable,Leader,Confident,Complex,Masculine,Heroic

    Additional Character Details

    Name: The President of USA - Monique Janine Duprea

    Age: 48

    Gender: Male

    Role: Logical

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Honorable,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Gracious,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Seductive,Romantic,Religious

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Colonel James Marcus Marriott

    Age: 42

    Gender: Lgbt

    Role: logical

    Key Traits: Adventurous,Decisive,Engaging,Educated,Leader,Honorable,Gracious

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Colonel James Marcus Marriott

    Age: 42

    Gender: Lgbt

    Role: emotional

    Key Traits: Masculine

    Development Pitch

    With the world slowly being conditioned for the truth about UFOs the time is perfect for a story such as this.

    Genre

    RELIGION, POLITICS, FANTASY

    Brief

    Earth's leaders are shocked by the arrival of an alien visitor who upends all known theologies but confirms that there is a battle between light and dark in the universe for the souls of human beings. A small group of leaders prepares humanity for these revelations while fighting off dark forces and making peace with a species of intelligent reptiles that have lived under the earth for millenia. This opens a new chapter for humanity to have a brighter future.

    Overall Rating

    FAIR

    Point of View

    THIRD PERSON

    Narrative Elements

    Authors Writing Style: FAIR

    Characterization: FAIR

    Commerciality: FAIR

    Franchise Potential: FAIR

    Pace: GOOD

    Premise: GOOD

    Structure: FAIR

    Theme: GOOD

    Accuracy of Book Profile

    The logline should describe the story. It seems to promise a definitive scientific answer to the afterlife instead of a science fiction story.

    Draw of Story

    The opening passage with young Marcus as a boy looking up at the stars is relatable and endearing. It's a good base to build from.

    Possible Drawbacks

    Many of the twists and turns are resolved so easily or amount to so little that they start to feel inconsequential. For example the imposter reptilod just resolves without having an impact on the overall story.

    Use of Special Effects

    THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

    Primary Hook of Story

    Humanity's reaction to the changes from their leadership and the revelations about alien life would form the most fascinating element of this world. The glimpses we have of an uneven and fractured response feel authentic and revealing.

    Fanbase Potential

    Not likely. Commercially successful science fiction puts story and character first. This book is about the message. To appeal to a wide audience this story needs a way to dramatize its points rather than having them delivered via periodic lectures.

    Awards Potential

    No. Despite having a message many people will likely agree with about humanity's behavior and need to change this story isn't delivered in a strong, cohesive manner that would make a film of awards caliber.

    Envisioned Budget

    LARGE BUDGET

    Similar Films/TV Series

    THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

    Whatโ€™s New About the Story

    What's unusual about this Alien-comes-to-Earth story is the transitional period before Az3 reveals himself to all of humanity. It poses an interesting question, how do you prepare humanity for this type of revelation? However this fades into the background behind reptilods and other beings. More focus on this question would be beneficial.

    Lead Characters

    The lead characters have an incredible capacity to accept change. It might help to show them struggle at least some of the time but in the service of showing how they can be an example to the rest of us.

    Uniqueness of Story

    The idea of an alien coming to warn humanity and the idea of aliens being responsible for human life are fairly common. This book relies a lot on unveiling its premise and philosophy while under-developing plot and characters. More on who these people are and their struggle to overcome this challenge would be positive.

    Possible Formats

    Film: Studio TV Series: Streaming

    Analyst Recommendation

    WORK IN PROGRESS

    Justification

    Despite a well meaning message the Alien Agenda is a largely unfocused narrative that goes in many different directions while relying on long lectures to get its points across. This is not a good setup for success as film or television. As an example of being unfocused, the plot of the reptilods is redundant to that of the aliens. They are a foreign species whose purpose in the story is to get humanity to change for the better. Everything relating to them could be removed and the story is largely the same. That can't be true for something that occupies so much of the story.

    Tips for Improvement

    Simplify and dramatize. There are many characters, many points to get across, a very in depth theology. All of which are presented in a rapid fire style that involves long passages of exposition. One could draw an unfavorable comparison to the Matrix sequels. Simplify what needs to be said to get the point across and spend more time allowing the audience to understand and empathize with the characters. This story often feels like its being shown from a birds eye view rather than at eye level with the characters living it. A successful adaptation of this book would hone in on a core message that can be shown through the actions of it's characters. A film would focus on a few aspects and a television series could tell the full world by dealing it out piece by piece.

    Brief

    Earth's leaders are shocked by the arrival of an alien visitor who upends all known theologies but confirms that there is a battle between light and dark in the universe for the souls of human beings. A small group of leaders prepares humanity for these revelations while fighting off dark forces and making peace with a species of intelligent reptiles that have lived under the earth for millenia. This opens a new chapter for humanity to have a brighter future.

    What We Liked

    The Alien Agenda finds reasons to hope for humanity in spite of so many failings. It posits there can be a better way if we chose to live it.

    Film: The Alien Agenda in theaters would seek to hit audiences with a wake up call. A vision of who they are through the prism of an outsider. Through the eyes of Az3 they can see humanity through fresh eyes and they may not like what they see. But there is hope in this story and with the right notes the audience could leave with more hope for the future.

    TV: A TV series based on the Alien Agenda would reveal a world similar to our own but with a momentous challenge. How do you prepare humanity for contact with extraterrestrial life and proof of what happens to us after we die? A small group of leaders will have to keep the faith and find a way to do just that before humanity's downward slide becomes irreversible. As they do they will discover more about how we fit into the universe and who we are meant to be.

    Key points: Clear purpose. High stakes. Developed backstory. Likeable characters. Happy ending.

    Synopsis

    As a young boy watching the stars and lightning Marcus Marriott wishes to meet God before dying, it becomes his mission. In 2028, James works for a secret government organization and is summoned to the oval office by President Monique Duprea to meet an extraterrestrial called Az3. Az3 gives James and the president rings called Mangla that allow telekinetic communication. With Mangla given to all world leaders Az3 explains that humanity was given a genetic boost thousands of years ago to create civilization, the universe was created by ZERO who we call God and there is a battle between good and evil throughout the universe in which humanity is tilting towards evil.

    As Az3 unfolds a vast web of implications for humanity Marcus wonders if they are being taught or programmed. He demands the world leaders reveal the truth to the world. The pope steps up and does a broadcast to world, admitting his church's failings and setting off hope for change. Years of tumult follow with leaders being jailed and population satisfaction on the rise. Marcus' brother Jermaine leads a church and struggles to keep a flock of diverging factions together, but begins by purging himself of expensive excesses.

    Az3 takes Marcus and Monique to the Federation Council of the Universe where they meet anti-Az3, from the dark side. They learn that earth is a garden, whose light and dark spirits are harvested after death before choosing their place. The earth's most important resource is focused compassion.

    Monique initiates large scale societal reforms to help America catch up with the rest of the world. Jermaine is brought into the fold as a leader. They are in a race against time as dark side 'searchers' seek to steal human souls with the help of 'reptilods' a reptile species that lives below the earth and some of whom are shape shifters.

    The searchers begin their attack on earth, gathering souls by encouraging people to give up on themselves while humanity fights back with prayers. Jermaine volunteers to put himself at risk and his soul is lost but soon recovered. Meanwhile the reptilods double cross the searchers and one of them, Paula D, forges an alliance with humanity through President Duprea. The searchers are repulsed for now.

    Paula D confers humanity's history to Monique and they agree a new path is needed. Meanwhile Jermaine heals himself and the searchers' leader take a reptilod captive and create a way to control him. Monique forms a plan to get the populace to come along while Anti-Az3 repels an attack from the searchers who consider him a traitor to the dark side. Just as the world leaders begin to plan for new ways of beliefs and faith the searchers kill the reptilod leader and install their puppet, then release a poisonous fungus developed by the reptiles in Washington DC.

    Paula realizes the leader is an imposter and the leader of the band of searchers flees in defeat. Az3 and Anti-Az3 reveal themselves to a stunned populace, urging humanity towards truth, trust and humility. There is a great outpouring of joy as the people realize their world has changed permanently and for the better.

    About The Author

    James McGill Jr has witnessed many souls saved and lost during fifty years working in the healthcare industry.