S I R R O D N E Y B A S K E R V I L L E
Bristol, the Hispaniola
Sir Rodney Baskerville is a professor of maritime history, specializing in shipwrecks, salvage and recovery. He is also an oceanographer and practical sub aqua diver.
He has been a consultant on many legitimate treasure hunting expeditions, where gold coins and other valuable cargo has been recovered, amounting to $billions of dollars worth. Some of these expeditions relied on the intelligence and other, mathematical computations, of Baskerville and the academic institutions with which he sometimes collaborates.
Sir Rodney also represents treasure hunters in negotiations with the owners of ship wrecks. Advising not to disclose the location of a find, until the percentages and ownership or any items to be raised, are actually recovered. He is a shrewd businessman.
In this adventure, Sir Rodney has ties with MI6, and the British Geographical Society (BGS). Not to be confused with the Royal Geographical Society, or the Reform Club, both in London. He also works to further the aims of UNESCO generally, though cutting himself in for a slice of whatever pie is being shared out, so long as his portion is legal and agreed as such. Hence, his affiliations, that provide some leeway in deciding awards. He is partly instrumental in helping Lord Huntington obtain a percentage grant funding from the society, to survey the underwater city of Port Royal. Which is where John Storm comes in. Sir Rodney is tasked with supervising and cataloguing the data that Storm will provide, cheaper and more faithfully than any professional salvage company.
He is not in any way related to the fictional character and location, Sir Hugo Baskerville and Baskerville Hall, in the Sherlock Holmes adventure by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Though he knows of the legend of Squire Richard Cabell of Brook Hall, in the parish of Buckfastleigh, Devon, which was the fundamental inspiration for the Hound of the Baskerville's tale of a hellish canine and a cursed country squire. This is the subject of many after dinner jokes and jibes at his expense.
Rodney is also aware of the stunning, zero emission, Elizabeth
Swann. And has heard of the exploits of John Storm as an ocean and
climate campaigner, much admiring the daring of the conservationist in
risking his professional reputation - and wishing that he had such a ship
for use on his research. He is not aware of Lord Huntington's secret agenda
to find the location of Skeleton
TREASURE ISLAND - CAST
Ark, The - The world's largest & most comprehensive interactive DNA database
Billy (Bones) One Eye - Pirate sailor, marksman ex marine SBS
Charley Temple - Researcher & camerawoman
Dan Hawk - Electronics & computer wizard
Dr Roberta Treadstone - Blue Shield, Newcastle University, England
Elizabeth Swann - Fastest solar ship & floating laboratory
George Franks - Legal and intelligence trust manager
HAL - The onboard AI supercomputer ship manager
Jack Boon (Black Jack) – Pirate computer expert hacker
Jill Bird - BBC news anchor
John Storm - Ocean adventurer
Lord James Huntington - Opportunist, British Geographical Society
Professor Douglas Storm - John Storm's uncle
Professor Jacques Pierre Daccord - UNESCO sunken realms div.
Robin (John) Longstride – Pirate leader, bare knuckle fighter
Scott Tremaine – Treasure hunting professional & ships captain
Shui Razor - Japanese privateer
Sir Rodney Baskerville - Professor of Maritime History
Steve Green - Freelance reporter
Suki Hall - Marine biologist
Tom Hudson - Sky News Editor
Trisha Lippard - Cleopatra's call sign to protect her royal identity
William Gray - Cashiered US Navy Captain, snitch & mastermind
A draft script for Kulo-Luna is available on request. Cleopatra The Mummy is currently being scripted with Treasure Island under development. The three films could be shot back to back. As a franchise, to make the most of the Elizabeth Swann. Production partners and distributors are actively being sought.
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