Three of your best employees are hundreds of thousands of miles up and their air supply is in jeopardy.
If you've ever seen the movie Apollo 13 there's a good chance you remember this scene. It's on the movies most iconic and a master class on how to build conflict and leave the audience wishing they were there to help fix the problem.
When I teach the elements of story, many times I'll use this two minute scene to help explain how you can tell better stories.
The scene happens about 2/3 of the way through the movie.
Gene. We have a situation brewing with the carbon dioxide.
We have a CO2 filter problem in the Lunar Module.