Script for a News.com/TechRepublic play
Authors: News.com editor Dan Ilett and TechRepublics Sonja Thompson
Roles: 007 wannabes
Run time: Less than two minutes to read the article; more time if you apply
Music: Theme songs to James Bond and Pink Panther movies
Style: Comic contemporary whodunnit mystery. One set, location in the U.K.
Synopsis: It is 2005, and the MI6 Web site, which is officially run by the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), is actively recruiting men and women to help support efforts in combating terrorism. The Web site supposedly attempts to dispel the myth around the glamour of spying. However, it also states the following: "...the certainty of a stimulating and rewarding career which, like [James] Bond's, will be in the service of their country."
(The door opens and the detective walks in. He approaches the terrorist cautiously. He twists the ends of his moustache, curling them up at the corners. Slowly, he reaches out his hand.)
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Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.