AKA 'THE MAGNIFICENT SVEN*'
EXT. FJORD - DAY
WE see a longship, filled with VIKINGS, amongst whom are our HERO and A VIKING.
A VIKING: By Odin's Hammer (or something) this is a long journey. Perhaps you'd like to tell us a little bit of back story while we row and/or fiddle with sails/sing songs about wenching.
HERO: Very well, I was the only survivor of a viking attack on my ship and have since developed an understandable dislike of the Viking creed, although I am now working closely with your type and will later discover that against all the odds, my father- hang on, this is Pirates of the Carribean, isn't it?
A VIKING: Does sound a bit like it.
Characters, longship and fjord fade to white. I go back to the drawing board.
Alternatively, I could always bung in a spaceship.
*Suggested by PP's friend Jim, which annoyed me, as I should have thought about it first. There is a scenario in the Warhammer Fantasy RPG (1st edition) with the same name, which I read years ago, so I've got no excuse.