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Kieraverse

All-wheelchair / All-female cast

A paraplegic psychiatrist creates a utopian meta-world to upload her consciousness into then turns it into a safe haven for the abused, but the personal growth she tries to inspire in her patients gets destroyed when they treat her like a god.

Comparables

This show asks the question; can you build a world where there’s no disability?

Cast

Kiera Nella is a paraplegic psychiatrist with a goal to walk again. Her only hope is a brand-new brain chip stolen from Elon Musk’s Neuralink Company that she bought on the black market.

Kiera receives the implant inside an abandoned garage on the back lot of a farm far away from society and security cameras. But when things go wrong the botched procedure leaves her near death. The doctor considers her a failed experiment and leaves her to die.


But something mysterious happens. The chip alters her physiology. Kiera’s body fuses with her environment like moss growing on a rock. She’s alive but in a very different way.

Kiera develops an awareness of dimensions and intelligences no human has ever imagined. And she can manipulate them with her thought. Turns out, the chip is not a “motor” chip for disabled people. It’s an experimental chip for “higher thinking.”

Kiera builds a metaverse nicknamed “Kieraverse” for her to escape into. She uploads her consciousness into this new world where she is able bodied and free.

But she is still fused to this physical reality. Kiera is a bridge between both worlds. She can’t separate herself from either, or she’ll die.

Kiera is the first truly “Transhuman.”

Then she creates a Garden of Eden for her most in-need patients to seek refuge in. But running utopia gets complicated when endless possibilities turn into endless conflict.

And about that original goal to walk again? She gets to do that. But only in the Kieraverse.

This micro-budget half-hour sci-fi show has a sharp ensemble cast that is buoyed by fast-paced dialogue combined with physical challenges.

And each character gets the A+ three-dimensional treatment like Kiera with B and C stories the audience can connect to as well.

KIERA NELLA

Kiera Is a paraplegic psychiatrist with a goal to walk again. She was an Olympic fencer before a car accident left her paralyzed from the waist down. She wants to be on her feet again teaching the sport she loves.

A new brain implant is available that could help her. And the term “available” means a doctor she works with bought it on the black market from someone at Elon Musk’s Neuralink Company.

Kiera had a relationship with this female doctor years ago while she was in med school. This woman was her professor. Kiera was the student. Kiera got artificially inseminated so they could have a child. She had a miscarriage. This loss still haunts her.

And to add insult to that, after all these years, the professor wants to have a relationship with her again even though she dumped Kiera after being paralyzed because “she’s half a woman.”

This hits especially hard for Kiera, being a genuinely kind person. She shows this kindness by always being helpful and arriving with a gift for whoever she meets.

But through it all, she is a supremely competent professional. Her only weakness?

She’s too stubborn.

It’s this stubbornness to fulfill her dream to walk at any cost that brings her to this dangerous place in her life.

Kiera is inside an abandoned morgue on the back lot of a ghost town in California. This is where her procedure to implant the chip is going to take place far away from society and security cameras.

But Kiera is a guinea pig, and she knows it. And the stakes are high. If the surgery fails, she dies. If it’s a success, she’ll be able to walk, but she’s going to be indebted to the creepy surgeon forever.

Kiera receives the implant, but things go bad. The chip does not perform as expected. The doc leaves her bleeding and paralyzed. Now she considers her a failed experiment and abandons her to die.

But something mysterious happens. The chip alters her physiology. Kiera’s body fuses with her environment like moss growing on a rock. She’s alive but in a very different way.

Kiera also develops an awareness of dimensions and intelligences no human has ever imagined. And she can manipulate them with her thought.

Turns out the chip is not a “motor” chip for disabled people. It’s an experimental chip for “higher thinking.”

Kiera builds a metaverse nicknamed “Kieraverse” for her to escape into. She uploads her consciousness into this new world where she is able bodied and free.

But she is still fused to this physical world. Kiera is a bridge between both. She can’t separate herself from either, or she’ll die.

Kiera becomes a new cross-species of life: part human, part technology, part environment, part elevated consciousness.

And her first mission?

She creates a Garden of Eden for her most abused patients to seek refuge in. But running utopia gets complicated when endless possibilities turn into endless conflict.

And Kiera has a secret.

In the Kieraverse, she can be physically healthy and create the baby she lost.

And about that original goal to walk again? She gets to do that. But only in the Kieraverse.

Kiera is a pioneer for the cross section of human life, science, and spirituality called Transhumanism.

“Kieraverse.”

What if you really could play God?

EMILIENNE KAPER

Emilienne’s goal is to see the brain chip she designed become useful. And by useful she was thinking for increased intelligence but not for cyber worlds to live in.

She is shocked to learn her chip was activated. And she doesn’t show up with police because, she never reported the chip stolen or lost. She’d lose her job if anyone found out.

She meets Kiera in the morgue. And they disagree on the use of the chip. Emilienne is also in a wheelchair. She was born with cerebral palsy. (So it’s disabled people determining the function and outcome of the able bodied world).

Her weakness?

Sever panic attacks. She whites out.

Her inner wound? Before she was completely paralyzed, she gave birth to her son. But he turned out to have spina bifida, too. Now she feels really guilty.

So, Emilienne wants to be a better example for her son. If he sees her with a viable career accomplishing things, then he’ll be motivated to do the same thing.

Her plan is to get Kiera to Neuralink HQ where she can be studied and improved on. This will help validate Emilienne’s work.

But Kiera doesn’t wanna be a science experiment. And she can’t be moved. We are rooting for Emilienne to succeed because, Kiera is a real threat to herself and others.

Emilienne created the chip to help lower functioning individuals speed up. Not so normal people could become Gods.

DR. HUNTER PH.D

Her goal is to be a famous neurosurgeon. But she had a stroke during a routine knee operation that left her legs paralyzed. And disabled patients don’t want a paralyzed doctor doing their neurosurgery.

So, implanting this new chip is a way to validate her as a competent leader in her field. Dr. Hunter’s relentless drive makes her a great surgeon, but it also makes her impossible to get along with.

She met Kiera at the University where she teaches.

Dr. Hunter is unique because, she’s a paralyzed neurosurgeon. But the visual irony is that she helps other people walk but not herself.

Her weakness is the same as her strength. She’s relentless. It makes her obnoxious.

Dr. Hunter’s arc moves her from treating patients like guinea pigs to having compassion real people. But she secretly resents helping other people walk when she’s unable to help herself in the same manner.

Her plan is to experiment on Kiera. If the implant works, she’ll have it done to herself. This is the way she can become whole and more successful.

But ultimately, we are rooting against her. She exploits others for her selfish gain. And if the implant fails? So does her dream of being famous and ambulatory. And if it succeeds?

We fear her success.

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