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SCENE 11: The Trial
In Blackout, the Sound of 'Dripping Water' gives way to Sound- FX: 'Telephone
As Lights come up, Sound out.
Five Judges (Three of whom speak, the other Two silent) are standing. Some of the
rest of the cast remain unseen. They become the Voices in the music as that comes
The Doctor addresses the Judges.
He is at the end of his summary.
THE MEN IN BLACK
..And I conclude that we pry into the affairs of a 'Secret Commonwealth'. That the Men
in Black cannot be measured, broken down, or understood in any conventional manner.
NEVERTHELESS they are here! Unfortunately, the available extensions to our senses
that we have created have failed us in this context...
The Judges all applaud very mechanically. Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap. The Three
Speaking Judges form a huddle together and mumble among themselves. Then, as
one, they 'Clap' together and pull away from their huddle.
Doctor, is it your conclusion, as a result of your enquiry, that these men do in fact
And you do acknowledge you have gathered no concrete evidence to support your
I am afraid modern science rules over too narrow a universe in this instance.
Ah Yes! Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!
Although I have no actual proof, I have become convinced of their existence.
(They huddle again, mumble, and Clap)
A troubling conclusion, Doctor, but not without interest. Would you be averse to
fielding a few further questions?
Not at all
We thank you!
Music Cue: An eventually intense, driving rhythm begins very softly building.
Ah, Good! Good, good, good, good, good! Now...
Do you believe in Little Green Men, Doctor?
Green men, you know, Little Green...
I fail to see how that...
Background, Doctor, background.
Do you believe in Fairies?
Of course not!
Questioning Judge #1
Questioning Judge #2