This might be a dumb question, but where could one read the original script for Pacific Rim, do you know? Like the old-old one I keep hearing about, where Newt has a Vespa, and Hermann is actually Newt and Newt is a woman or whatever the heck is going on with the rest of it.
On Newt and Hermann: I tend to think the whole “Newt and Hermann were once ONE person” thing is not the best way to describe the earlier script? It’s more like, a scientist character named Newt Gottlieb was thrown into a blender with a female reporter named Flick, and the end result was Newt and Hermann. Seeing as Newt took on some of Flick’s major character contributions (drifting with the hivemind alone), and Hermann took on some of Newt Gottlieb’s major character contributions (saving Newt from the first drift). So yeah, your phrasing that “Hermann was Newt, and Newt was a lady” is pretty accurate lol.