THE STAR WARS
A sea of stars is broken by the vast blue
the planet, OGANA. Five small moons slowly
view from the far side of the planet.
titles are followed by a roll-up:
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Until the recent GREAT REBELLION,
the DAI NOGAS were the most feared
warriors in the universe. For one
hundred thousand years, generations
of DAI perfected their art as the
personal bodyguards of the King.
They were the chief architects of
the invincible ROYAL SPACE FORCE,
which expanded the King s power
across the galaxy, from the celes-
tial equator to the farthest stars.
Now these legendary warriors are all
but extinct. One by one, they have
been hunted down and destroyed as
enemies of the NEW GALACTIC KINGDOM
by a ferocious and sinister rival
warrior sect, THE LEGIONS OF LETTOW.
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A small silver spacecraft emerges from
behind one of
the Ogana moons. The deadly little
speeds past several of the moons, until
goes into orbit around the FOURTH MOON.
2. VALLEY OF COLORED LAKES-
FOURTH MOON - OGANA
A harsh gale blows across the bleak grey
the Fourth Moon. The blood red sky
presses down on a
lone figure, JUSTIN VALOR, a tall, heavy-set
sixteen. He slowly makes his
way across a wierd
plain covered with huge sprawling lakes.
The water in
some of the lakes is bright red, while
in others it is
a vivid green. The oddly colored
lakes create an
ominous landscape against the eerie red
The heavy winds whip at the young boy and
going extremely difficult. His face
is covered by a
breath mask and goggles. He stops
for a second to
adjust the shoulder strap on his chrome
rifle. Something in the sky catches
his eye, and he
instinctively grabs a pair of electrobinoculars
his belt. He stands transfixed for
a few moments,
studying the heavens, then turns and rushes
the direction from which he came.
3. SUPPLY HUT - FOURTH MOON
A damaged spacecraft, half buried in the
next to the remains of an abandoned supply
makes his way across the colorless landscape
rushes into the crumbling building.
The interior of
the hut is shabby, but manages to abate
winds. Seated in front of a thermoheater
father, AKIRA, and his young brother,
BINK. Akira is
a large, burly man, wearing the distinctive
robes of a
Dai. Bink is ten years old, with
dusty blond hair and
a large scratch on his cheek. Justin
slams the door
and removes his gear. His
ruggedly handsome face is
caked with many layers of dust.
Dad! Dad! They've found us!
Bink looks up from a small cube he has
His father whacks him across the shoulder
braided wire connector.
Continue with the problem. Your
concentration is worse than your
brother's. (to Justin) How
Only one this time. A Cao Four.
Good. We may not have to repair
this old bucket after all. Pre-
Do you have the answer?
I think it's the Corbet dictum:
"What is, is without."
Akira smiles. This is the correct
answer. Justin is
strapping on a utility belt with chrome
and lazersword. Akira rises and
starts for his equip-
Bink, do you feel you're ready?
Yes, sir. I've outmarked Justin
twelve disciplines. I'm as good...
All right, son. Get your gear.
Bink jumps up with the enthusiasm available
a ten-year old and grabs his gear.
His father frowns
and shakes his head.
4. WASTELAND BLUFF - FOURTH
MOON - OGANA
Akira Valor and his two sons carefully
make their way
up a rock bluff overlooking the Lettow
among the colored lakes.Akira inspects
with his electrobinoculars.
No tracks. Bi-lock hasn't been opened.
Interior systems are still on.
Are we going to wait for him to come
He's not in there. He's baiting
I'm surprised they only sent one this
time. We must be wearing them down,
or they must think this warrior is
something special. Stay on guard,
and keep hidden. I'm going to work
my way across the ridge and call his
bluff. Better we meet in open combat
than wait for him to ambush us.
Akira leaves his two sons and moves off
obscured ridge. Justin and Bink
watch him intently.
Justin throws down his multiplelazer rifle
He should have let me go with him.
He's getting too old to make an open
He's not too old to realize you'd
just get in the way.
Justin ignores his little brother's remark
a look over the ridge at the Lettow spacecraft.
moves out of the rocks some distance away
toward the starship. Bink moves
to the ridge next to
his brother, his chrome lazerrifle sparkling
reflected red light of Ogana.
He's making his move.
Watch your guard... and cover
that weapon. It shines like a
Bink reluctantly move away and watches
direction. Akira has almost reached
spacecraft and still there is no sign
Nothing. I don't like it.
Akira carefully moves to the main hatch
of the star-
ship. He kicks a valve and the hatch
with a loud clank and rushing gas.
more tense as his father carefully moves
spacecraft. Everything is still.
Even the continual
winds seem to have died down. Moments
pass with no
sign of activity inside the enemy starship.
watches the craft with his electrobinoculars.
waiting becomes unbearable.
Something's happened! He's been
there too long.
Let me look! Stand my guard.
Bink takes the electrobinoculars from his
studies the silent spacecraft. Justin
scans the distant red horizon.
I think the power just went off.
We'd better wait here until some-
one comes out.
What if he needs help?
The power went back on again....
With the aid of the electrobinoculars,
the running lights of the starship flash
on and off.
Suddenly something huge moves in front
of his field
of vision. Before either of the
two young boys can
react, a large, sinister Lettow warrior
robes and a face mask looms over
them. He carries
a long lazersword which cuts young Bink
he or his brother is able to raise his
startled Justin backs away in horror,
down and ignites his lazersword which
eerie red glow. He stumbles over
rocks as he attempts
to avoid the charging Lettow warrior.
warrior swings his mighty lazersword,
manages to deflect the intended deathblow.
Finally, Justin is able to assume a defensive
and the two warriors stand, sizing up
each other. The
legionnaire is at least seven feet tall,
the young Dai. They stand for a
few moments, almost
frozen, then in a flurry of blows, lazerswords
with the sound of electric snapping and
Justin is barely able to hold his own
experienced warrior. Many blows
are exchanged before
the Lettow warrior is able to back Justin
a deep crevasse. Justin stumbles
and almost falls
over the cliff to his death.
The legionnaire suddenly senses something
and whirls around to face Justin's father,
a Dai Nogas master. The Lettow warrior
lazersword, but is cut in two before he
can bring it
down again. Akira moves to the fallen
and studies him carefully. Justin,
still a little
wobbly from the whole experience, attempts
Akira sees his dead son Bink and goes
to him. He
lifts him into his arms and begins to
stands bewildered, watching his father
5. INTERIOR LETTOW STARSHIP
- VALLEY OF COLORED LAKES -
Akira Valor slides into one of the four
seats of the
small Lettow starship. Through the
canopy, he watches Justin drag Bink's
body to a small
crevasse. Justin places a small
locket around his
brother's neck, makes a complicated sign,
the body into the shallow depression.
engines of the spacecraft begin to whine,
large clouds of dust.
Justin climbs into the seat beside his
removes his breath mask and goggles.
tears in his eyes. Father and son
look out across
the wasteland towards Bink's grave.
clap of an explosion is followed by a
cloud rising out of the depression.
Justin throws a
container down in a fit of rage.
How many more of them are there?
want to finish it, once and for all.
I'm sick of running. When will it
Justin's father waits silently until the
finished. Justin sits silently for
a few moments.
Son, plot a course for TOWNOWI.
Justin lights up like a Geenick at feeding
Townowi! You mean we're going home?
We both need a rest.
Akira pulls back on the throttle and the
spaceship lifts off the surface of the
6. CLOUD SEA - GRANICUS
A title card appears over a sea of billowing
on the gaseous planet of GRANICUS:
Granicus: Capital of the New
The towering yellow oxide clouds pass,
Royal City of Granicus. The magnificent
gleaming city is perched, mushroom-like,
on a tall
spire which disappears deep into the misty
of the planet. The peacefulness
of this nebulous
idyll is broken by the increasing wail
engines. Four sleek stardestroyers
from the Royal
Fleet burst out of the huge cumulus range.
craft are flying in a tight formation
as they bank
steeply, and head toward the royal
capital of the
New Galactic Kingdom.
7. INTERIOR STARDESTROYER -
Stardestroyers are two-man spacecraft crammed
sophisticated electronic weaponry.
The pilot and
gunnery officers sit side-by-side surrounded
lighted readouts and switches. They
wear the gleaming
black uniforms of the King s elite corps.
Tok-One to Chicks: Shape it up.
Let's make it good.
Does that glare bother you?
Use your face shield, Chick-One.
The pilot is cold and professional as he
his craft closer to the others.
The positions of
the ships are displayed on a read-out,
along with a
graphic representation of the city.
The pilot gives
the gunner a quick look before he flips
over his eyes.
Here we go. Count: three,
8. REVIEW STAND - PLAZA OF
THE DONNS - GRANICUS
On a huge austere platform stands the dark
Lord of Granicus, Consul to the Supreme
ruler of the Galactic Kingdom. He
is a thin gray
looking man with an evil mustache hanging
over his insidious lip. Standing
at rigid attention
on his right are several generals
dressed in the
black and grey uniform of the realm.
of the Supreme Tribunal sit off to the
Hhat's left stands MARA
HORUS, newly appointed
Governor of the Townowi Systems.
He is a young
treacherous man with stone-cut angular
piercing gray eyes.
They all gaze skyward as the four gleaming
destroyers scream low overhead in an impressive
barrel-roll formation. As the sound
of the space-
craft resonates throughout the glass canyon
Plaza, the group of dignitaries return
tion to the parade of royal
shock troops and
giant air tanks (which ride magically,
two or three
feet above the ground).
The Plaza of the Donns is filled with hundreds
of troops as the last brigade marches
The sound of three thousand men snapping
is followed by a strange silence.
A light wind blows
the great red banner of the kingdom creating
flapping sound. The king's amplified
many of the troops as it cuts through
Upon this battle depends the survival
of the Galactic Kingdom. Upon this
battle depends the life and long con-
tinuity of our civilization. Not
since the great Dai Rebellion has our
destiny been placed in such a balance.
This is to be the most magnificent
campaign of all! You have never
called without doing something to be
remembered, something notable and
striking. The conquering of the
Townowi System, the last of the inde-
pendent systems and the last refuge
of the outlawed, vile sect of the Dai,
will have such important and lasting
consequences, that I can't but consider
it as an epoch in history.
To the rear of the Plaza, watching the
the shoulder of a curious bureaucrat,
stands CLIEG OXUS,
a tall, blond young man about twenty years
old. He seems
interested in what the King
has to say, but keeps
looking around nervously as if someone
were after him.
His arm rests across his head, as he carefully
adjusts a glowing blue ring on his index
King nears the end of his speech.
Mara Horus has moved
up to stand next to the sinister monarch.
shout a royal salute in response to a
SON HHAT (Cont.)
... I have personally asked the Townowians
to accept this Treaty of Alliance.
the period of negotiation, they have only
decided to be undecided. We will
longer. Governor Horus has been
the First Lord of the Townowi System and
Surrounding Territories. This is
frontier and the final stone in the great
wall of the Galactic Kingdom.
The troops cheer, and the King escorts
Oxus moves quickly away from the Plaza,
several check stations, where he is forced
to show his
9. NIGHT CLUB - GRANICUS
Oxus walks into the glass and chrome splendor
of the famous nightclubs of Granicus.
He moves to the
long mirrored bar and sits next to a rough
BOMOJE ESPAA, dressed in the distinctive
gold and furs
of the galactic traders.
Your glass is empty.
Oxus speaks into a small intercom on the
A dantic and...
He looks in Espaa's glass.
No thanks, Clieg. I've had enough.
Just a dantic, then. Espaa, it's
not like you to refuse a drink.
You're going to give the galactic
traders a bad name.
A drink appears magically from a small
elevator in the
bar. Oxus takes it, and then places
a pen-like trans-
mitter he has taken from his pocket next
to the inter-
com. It creates a low electronic
10. BAR OBSERVATION CENTER - GRANICUS
A controller sitting in front of a row
of monitors taps
his headphones, then flips a switch back
and forth a
couple of times. He is obviously
Number eighteen is out again. Give
me a maintenance check.
The controller yawns and puts his feet
up on the control
11. NIGHTCLUB - GRANICUS
Espaa leans in close to Oxus. He
is suddenly very serious.
Clieg, we've got problems. They've
just grounded all spacecraft, in-
cluding trade frigates. Even the
ships under royal registry can't
move. Something big is up.
I'm afraid they're not waiting for
the Alliance Treaty. They're
already moving against the System.
I've got to get word back.
The chrome companies are protesting
the embargo, but it's going to take
Isn't anything moving?
Military ships, but...
They are interrupted by a royal officer
storm troopers. The officer shouts
over the P.A.
system as the troops rush to block the
and the galactic trader are tense, but
Attention: All captains and first
officers of Guild Trade frigates
will accompany me to the Ministry
of Transport immediately.
Espaa gives Oxus a hopeless look as the
their papers, and then take Espaa away.
A small fight
breaks out in the back of the nightclub
as one of the
trader captains expresses his dislike
of the kingdom.
Oxus slams his glass to the bar in a gesture
12. GOVERNOR HORUS QUARTERS
The large white-on-white executive quarters
with the high-pitched laugh of the evil
Horus. He slaps DARTH VADER, a tall,
general, on the back and the general's
the slightest gesture at a smile.
Success! I told you. We are
longer under the control of the
GREAT FAMILIES. We've gained a
VANTOS COLL, a member of the Supreme Tribunal,
man of the grossest dimensions, appears
to be a little
A rather dangerous advantage.
You still have a system to
But this system will bring us
more scientific wealth than that
of any other house in the
tribunal. We will easily gain
control of the directorship.
Don't underestimate the armies of
Townowi. They're lead by a Dai
I've told you about Commissioner
Coll, General. He worries a lot.
It's a myth that any Dai still exists.
General Skywalker is no myth. When
I first arrived at court, he was
the first bodyguard to the King.
He lead the Dai Rebellion.
NGAI THUC lead the Rebellion.
So the King would have you beieve,
but I was there.
Then why wasn't he hunted down like
Because he is too dangerous, too
clever. Besides, his presence on
Townowi is still only a rumor.
Then why do you believe it?
Because I knew him. He's there
all right. I can sense it.
my words, Townowi will not be
13. COURTYARD - PALACE OF LITE -
A low, sleek landspeeder (an auto-like
travels a few feet above the ground on
a magnetic field)
glides into the courtyard of the palace
The planet, with its bright green sky,
is a desert
wilderness; but the palace is a
sparkling oasis, with
low concrete walls and great turrets spilling
foliage from rooftop gardens. The
speeder stops before
an enormous shaded corridor. Fountains
beautiful and highly polished tile
young boys, OETA (7) and PUCK (5) are
helped out of the
speeder by AMBER, a one-armed bodyguard
dressed in the
flowing white robes of the Townowi military.
boys run through the long corridors, yelling
screaming, their little footsteps echoing
14. LIBRARY - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
The palace library is a dim, cool room,
aura of time-worn comfort and security.
distance, the children can be heard screaming
the corridors. KING KAYOS, silver
haired but amazingly
youthful under a tanned and leathery face,
one of his aides to shut the partially
He is in the middle of an emergency meeting
Townowi High Senate. The twelve
men sit in overstuffed
chairs, placed in a large circle.
A large, sallow-eyed
galactic trader named AAY ZAVOS, fiddlesnervously
a small scrap of leather as he speaks.
My Lord, the chrome companies are with
you in spirit, but you must understand,
they can't openly support you. Royal
trade restrictions are very unfavorable
and we, of course, favor your indepen-
If there were to be war, would your
frigates still supply us?
Your bluntness is to be commended.
It could be arranged.
COUNT SANDAGE, a corrupt noble of the senate,
his feet in a rage.
This is nonsense! We have no choice
but to approve the treaty. If there
is war, the New Galactic Kingdom will
destroy our entire system with a snap
of the finger. General Skywalker
a dreamer if he thinks he can mount
any meaningful resistance, and you're
dreamers if you believe him. So
trust in one aged man. You must
At that moment, all heads turn as someone
room. It is General Luke Skywalker,
Commander of the
Townowi Star Force. He is a large
man, apparently in
his early forties, but actually much older.
one senses the aura of power that radiates
great warrior. Here is a leader:
a Dai general. He
looks weary, but is still a magnificent
His face, cracked and weathered by exotic
set off by a close silver beard, and dark,
eyes. Sandage is somewhat embarrassed
and quietly sits
Is there anyone here so naive he
believes the Galactic Kingdom
would even bother negotiating if
they were contemplating destruction
of this system? Your Excellencies,
this is more than a simple raid on
your resources. You must reach a
MIR NASH, a thin, birdlike senator, turns
General Skywalker, war is a serious
business... a deadly business.
Procrastination is a deadly business,
Senator. War is my business.
you approved my defense measures?
The GRANDE MOUFF TARKIN wears the long
black robes of
the Townowian religion. He speaks
with a high,
An actual war with the Galactic Kingdom
is still only a remote possibility.
a military treatise, your proposal has
certain merits, but in the harsh light
of reality, an attack against the Galac-
tic Kingdom appears to be a somewhat
You must understand, General, we re
interested in avoiding a war, not
There are times when offense makes
the best defense. If that Alliance
Treaty isn't signed, we will need
all the advantage we can get.
Count Sandage, I want you to head
the delegation to Granicus. You
will leave tomorrow with our answer
regarding the treaty. My decision
will be forthcoming.
The senators whisper among themselves.
All right, then. May the force
of others be with you all.
The senators leave in a flurry of hushed
The general is lost in thought, and remains
in his chair.
Oeta and Puck, King Kayo s two young sons,
the existing senators, and rush on to
Kayos' lap. The
King is obviously very proud of the two
He throws Oeta into the air, and then
catches him again.
Me too! Me too!
Zara's leaving! Zara's leaving and
you gotta say good-bye.
The King picks up Puck and swings him around,
Okay, whippersnapper, go tell your
mother and your sister that I'm on
The two boys run out of the room and are
and screaming down the hallway. The king
starts out, but
stops in front of the general.
Luke, my daughter is leaving for the
academy at Chathos. Won't you come
and wish her well? It would mean
lot to her. She truly idolizes you,
you know. Come on, the war will
Of course. I'm sorry, My Lord.
Politics always seem to distress me.
General Skywalker rises, and as they head
for the door,
Kayos pats him on the back.
I know, Luke. I feel THE FORCE also.
15. COURTYARD - PALACE OF LITE -
A large, four-seat speeder sits gleaming
in the sun-
soaked courtyard. The PRINCESS ZARA,
years old, possessing a soft beauty and
iron will, is
embracing her mother, QUEEN BREHA, a warm,
haired matron. There are tears in
the princess' blue
eyes. Oeta and Puck jump around
inside the speeder,
disrupting the efforts of the one-armed
Amber to pack
several plaxiform cases.
Zara embraces the King as he approaches
Oh, Daddy, I'll miss you so.
The semester will be over before you
know it. You'll have a grand time.
There are so many new things to learn.
I wish I were going.
He gives her a fatherly smile, and she
hugs him again.
The general stands rather formally to
one side. The
princess, her long auburn hair tied in
to the general and he bows before her.
May your studies do you honor.
Zara is somewhat embarrassed by the general's
and can only manage an awkward smile before
to her parents at the speeder.
Hurry, Zara. You must make it to
Yuell before nightfall.
The princess' maids-in-waiting, ALANA,
a short stocky
girl, and MINA, more comely (somewhat
that same stature
as Zara) with long dark hair, giggle and
Zara's dress before she enters the speeder.
cess and Mina hug Alana, whose giggles
have turned to
tears. The two boys scramble out
of the speeder as
Amber helps the princess and her maid
into the back
seat. The speeder is piloted by
a trooper of the
first order. Amber jumps into the
seat beside him,
and the speeder starts with a low buzzing
princess waves to her family, and Mina
waves to Alana
as the speeder slowly glides out of the
16. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The huge war room is a mass of glass enclosures,
electronic wall displays, monitors, and
stations. General Skywalker enters
a control station,
followed by a covey of military aides
of various ranks.
As the group hurry through the crowded
room, men rise
and salute the new arrivals. The
general stops before
a giant display of the galaxy. Small
symbols flash on
and off over various portions of the big
general studies it intently.
CAPTAIN MONTROSS, one of the general's
aides, snaps to
What's the TQ on this?
The last frigate to leave Granicus
was at twenty-three forty, Sir.
Have any ships at all left the
planet? (to another aide)
with the Guild on NORTON THREE.
At twenty-four hundred, a full
battalion of stardestroyers left
for what is projected to be
ANCHORHEAD, or a nearby system.
And no word from Oxus. He should
have reported by now. CAPTAIN PRUE!
An older, academic looking aide, steps
What do you make of this?
A battalion is invasion force, but the
Royal Galactic Kingdom controls that
entire part of the galaxy. A revolution,
maybe? At any rate, they're going
wrong direction to be any trouble for
The general ponders this for a few moments,
almost to himself.
I don't know. It doesn't feel good.
Put 'em on alert.
A loud uproar is heard on the far side
of the war room.
Everyone turns to see a foreign dressed
his way past several guards and war-room
The warrior, with his long hair tied in
an odd bun on
the top of his head, is Akira Valor.
He is followed by
his son, Justin, who rudely pushes the
out of the way.
It's restricted. You'll have to
Get out of my way, boy, before I
grind you into the surface. (etc.)
As the dauntless Akira approaches the general,
stop in bewilderment as General Skywalker
rushes up to
the warrior and embraces him. The
two Dai warriors
laugh jubilantly and slap one another,
as the aides and
bureaucrats look on in amazement.
Akira Valor - you old muscle-rat!
What a sight! We heard that you
had been executed.
So the Galactic Kingdom would have
you believe. I've been in the
KESSIL System. You remember little
Akira puts his arms around his son, who
has been making
eyes at one of the cute young female aides.
before the general.
He takes after his mother! (they
It's so good to see you.
It's wonderful to be with another
Dai again. There are so few of us
The cute aide goes back to her duties,
Justin as she passes. The young
warrior pinches her
on the ass, which startles her, but she
goes on like
nothing has happened.
What a sight!
The two Dai stand looking at one another,
the other is real. Finally, the
general realizes his
aides are standing around, gawking at
SKYWALKER (to the aides)
Wake up, gentlemen. You're on alert.
Keep me posted on that battalion.
17. CONTROL STATION - UNDERGROUND
FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
The general, Akira and Justin enter a small
control office. They sit, and an
awkward silence ensues
as each man waits for the other to speak.
I've come for your help.
Anything you ask. You're a Dai
brother. We're one.
My friend, we've been through much
together. I've been through much
since we parted. I've lost much.
The Legions of Lettow have chased
us half way across the galaxy. There
is no refuge. One day they will
here. Take my son as your JUWO
learner. He would be a Dai.
trained him from birth. He's reached
the fifth stage. He fought in the
Kessilian civil wars and commanded a
Hubble expedition to the CONE Systems.
He's a good boy, Luke, and one hell
of a fighter.
The general looks down, somewhat embarrassed.
his head, then smiles.
Old friend, you do me too much honor.
I was never a match for you. Why
you finish his training yourself?
I'm too old, Luke. I can't go on.
You must finish it.
What kind of talk is this? You're
not the old Valor I remember. Too
Akira Valor suddenly ignites in a rage
his left forearm down with a mighty blow
solid chrome desk the general is sitting
old Dai warrior's forearm cracks in two,
wires and many fine multicolored
The artificial limb flops lifelessly to
The warrior rips open his tunic, revealing
chest stuffed with flashing electronic
I'm not the same. There is nothing
left but my head and right arm.
lost too much, Luke. I'm dying.
The general bows his head in sorrow for
one of the
greatest warriors in the galaxy and a
I'm sorry. I keep losing control.
I'm very tired. Take my son!
NOGAS must survive. We must pass
on. Only a Dai can stop Son Hhat.
We're very old, Luke. A new
generation of Dai must be started.
Take him; teach him the way of
the Dai Nogas.
Captain Montross bursts into the office
excitedly salutes the general.
Sir, we have picked up something!
An asteroid, or solid comet moving
away from the Anchorhead System.
18. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The general rushes out of the control station
to the giant galactic display. He
is followed by
Montross, Akira and Justin.
Are you sure it's not the battalion?
A solid object. It's as big as our
It's too large to be man-made, and it's
too slow to be a comet.
It's too far out.
I'll be with the king. Report as
as you can get a reading on it.
to Akira's son) Captain Valor, from
on you stick close to me.
The older Valor smiles, and puts his good
his old friend.
19. DINING CHAMBER - PALACE OF LITE
King Kayos moves his arm around Breha's
waist as they
stand on a balcony watching two giant
twin suns in the
green sky disappear behind a distant dune
general enters, rather in a rush, followed
young Valor, who is now dressed in the
white uniform of
the Townowi star force. (He still
wears the distinctive
Kessilian hair knot.) They bow before
KAYOS (pointing to the suns)
Aren't they beautiful, General?
"Always and never the same."
You're just in time for dinner.
I have come for other reasons.
Relax, General. We will discuss
but over dinner. There are times,
Luke, when I find you a bit too rigid.
Is this your new disciple?
Justin is ill at ease and bows again.
Justin Valor, sir.
Where's your father?
He left for the spaceport at GORDON
to visit an old friend, Han Solo,
We are becoming quite a refuge.
The group sit at a large table and food
is brought in by
servants. They eat. Justin
is nervous and watches the
general, to make sure he is being proper.
My Lord, several events have occurred
which lead me to believe we are in
imminent danger of attack. There
no longer time for discussion and debate.
Oxus, our best agent, has disappeared
in the galactic capital. There is
unusual military traffic in the S-4
Unless you have direct, concrete proof
of a pending attack, there is nothing
I can do.
By the time we have proof, it may be
Luke, I'm leaving tonight for AMSEL.
I'm meeting with the full assembly
first thing in the morning. I am
going to approve the Alliance Treaty,
and I will get your defense measure
approved. Just be patient.
have the war code.
Tomorrow may be too late. My Lord,
I need the war code now. We must
get our forces into space.
But it must be done legally, with
everyone's approval. Tomorrow you
will have that. I doubt the New
Galactic Kingdom would attack before
receiving our answer. The separation
of war powers is the one condition
upon which you assumed command of our
forces. You're a friend, Luke, and
I trust you; but you're also an
lander who controls a great deal of
power. I can't forsake my oath any
more than you can. Just be patient.
You will have the code tomorrow.
Captain Montross enters the large chamber
and bows before
I bring a report to General Skywalker,
You may deliver it.
Sir, the asteroid has disappeared from
our scopes. There is no trace of
Were they able to analyze it?
It never came within range, sir.
The general rises, quickly followed by
Excuse us, My Lord. We'd better
get back. I will wait patiently
for the approval.
The general and Montross exit the chamber.
one last bite of his dinner, then dashes
after his mentor.
20. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The general sits rigidly facing the
big galactic display
board. Several aides and bureaucrats
rush to and fro,
ignoring the general. He is asleep.
approaches the general and snaps to attention.
general's eyes open.
What are the results?
Are you sure?
It's just not possible. Something
that size can't just disappear with-
out a trace. Check it again.
That's the tenth negative, Sir.
I said check it again.
Captain Prue retreats to a computer station.
looks around for Captain Valor.
Everyone near the general turns, but Valor
Where is that boy? Montross!
Montross rushes up to the general and snaps
Page Captain Valor.
Montross goes back to his station and a
few moments later,
Captain Valor is paged over the P.A. system.
waits, watching the big board. Eventually,
out of an enclosed computer closet, fastening
his pants and
tucking in his tunic. A moment later,
the cute female aide
rather sheepishly exits the computer closet.
She also is
in the process of putting her uniform
back together. Justin
rushes up to the general and snaps to
The general lets him stand there for a
moment, not acknow-
ledging his presence; then, suddenly
without warning and
in one masterful flash motion, the general
a small baton attached to his belt (which
ignites into a four-foot glowing lazersword)
at the young warrior's head. In
an equally quick movement,
Justin ignites his lazersword and blocks
blow. Everyone in the war room is
surprised and startled.
After a moment, they rush to the general.
Justin and the
general stand motionless for a few moments,
swords locked in mid-air. Finally,
the general grins and Justin
hesitantly relaxes. They lower their
swords and turn them off.
You are trained well, but remember,
a Dai must be single-minded, a
discipline your father obviously
never learned, hence your existence.
Clean yourself up. Discipline is
essential. Your mind must follow
the way of the Nogas.
It won't happen again, sir. There
are many new....
General Skywalker, white com.
The general moves to a control station
and picks up a phone.
Sir, Captain Oxus has just been
admitted to Med Vac.
What's his condition?
No data, sir.
I'm on my way.
21. MED VAC EMERGENCY ROOM - UNDERGROUND
FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
Captain Valor waits in an outer chamber
as General Sky-
walker rushes into the Med Vac emergency
several doctors are working on the prostrate
What's his condition? Is
Partially. He'll be all right -
a few bruises, primary exhaustion...
Oxus thrashes around in a semi-conscious
state. He sees
What happened, boy? What's going
OXUS (with difficulty)
The Royal Starforce is already on its
way, not far behind me. They're
Are you sure?
I have tapes. A giant space fortress...
He struggles to give General Skywalker
As big as our Third Moon?
Bigger. It's unlike anything
I've ever seen. Sophisticated
deflection systems - works in
opposition to the suns.
Then they will show up on our
screens at sunrise. They'll
attack before that.
The general rushes into the outer chamber
Valor is waiting for him.
Take the fastest landspeeder to
Chathos. Pick up Princess Zara -
and only Princess Zara. Return by
way of the Great Reef. Most speed.
Valor exits and the general goes to an
pushes several buttons.
Full alert - everything! Get the
Royal Family back here.
The princess is at Chathos. There
are no transports...
I've already sent Captain Valor for
her! Contact the King, first priority.
He's probably still en route to Amsel.
Use the scan com. I'm on my way.
22. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The war room is on full alert. Everyone
is at attention
waiting for the command that will put
each of them into
action. The general enters a communication
followed by many aides. Captain
Montross and the com
We're having a problem getting
through, sir. There is a great
deal of interference.
It could be jamming.
Try a surface link through Amsel.
The aides go back to the com-link system
to try to get a
line through to the King.
We should be able to spot them at
sunrise. That's not too far off.
They'll attack with sunrise. Until
the King gives us the code to start
the war computers, we'll just have
to sit tight.
All units are on alert, sir.
SKYWALKER (to Montross)
Have you made contact yet? (to himself)
This is one hell of a way to run a war.
23. COURTYARD - ACADEMY OF CHATHOS
A landspeeder roars into a courtyard of
the academy at
Chathos. Valor jumps out, and runs
up to the large,
heavy doors of the academy. They
are locked. He
bangs madly on the carved metallic door
an old woman manages to swing it open.
past her into the main courtyard, where
and her handmaiden, Mina, struggle with
two large cases.
They are followed by two very old matrons,
several more cases.
Forget the cases; we've no time.
These are my things. They must...
I said forget them, and hurry.
Just who do you think you are?
Valor grabs the princess by the arm, and
hauls her to the
speeder. Mina and the old women
run after them.
I will not be treated like this!
bring my things. My father will
your head (etc.)
Zara struggles to break away from the young
as he opens the door of the speeder.
When the door to the speeder is opened,
Mina starts in,
and Valor stops her.
You must stay. Here, take the crest.
Captain Valor rips the royal crest from
neck, and hands it to the startled handmaiden.
women gasp in horror. The princess
Captain Valor with little result.
Mina's not staying. I'm not leaving
her. You can't...
Valor punches her square on the jaw and
knocks her cold.
Mina is panic stricken, one of the old
women faints, and
another starts for Valor with a large
She'll be all right. I'm taking
to safety, as ordered. You will
the crest and continue as before.
The authority of Captain Valor's voice
stops the old lady.
He places the princess into the speeder,
and maneuvers it
out of the courtyard. Mina puts
on the crest as the speeder
races away from the academy.
24. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
Queen Breha, Oeta and Puck are escorted
into a rest area
of the war room. General Skywalker
sits rigidly in a chair
in the communications area, apparently
We've made contact, sir!
The general opens his eyes and takes the
What is it, General?
The Royal Starforce will attack on the
rising of the sun. My agent made
back. I now have proof. I
I'll relay it directly to the computer.
The Royal Family is safe. Captain
Valor has gone after Princess Zara.
I'm on my way back.
25. RED PLAINS - TOWNOWI
The small caravan of four speeders sits
motionless on the
vast red plains of Townowi. The
King returns the intercom
to the pilot and takes a small metallic
card from around
his neck and gives it to the co-pilot.
Send this sub-land, priority one.
(to the pilot) Get us back to
The four speeders turn around and scream
away in the
direction from which they came.
They pass a huge, ultra-
sleek powerplow which is planting green
fungus in endless
furrows. Two clay-covered farmers
riding atop the pon-
derous machine watch the speeders disappear
horizon. The twin suns peek over
the distant hillside.
and make their way into the vivid green
sky. A bright
object twinkling in early morning heavens
eye of the older of the two farmers
and he brings the
machine to a lumbering halt. The
younger farmer also
notices the object and stares into
the green sky, shading
his eyes to get a better view.
Suddenly there is a huge, bright atomic
flash on the
horizon. A few moments later, a
followed by high winds, tumbles the older
farmer from his
perch. A second flash on the opposite
another jolting earthquake, and the younger
lapses, terror frozen on his face.
26. READYROOM - SPACEPORT OUTPOST
Chaos - red scramble lights are flashing.
and attack buzzers create an unbelievable
Air warriors, with the distinctive circle
medallion on their white space suits,
scramble out of
the low concrete readyroom, grabbing helmets
packs as they race out of the door.
27. ATTACK RUNWAY - SPACEPORT OUTPOST
Thirty pilots and navigators dash in unison
to a line of
waiting two-man starships of the destroyer
crews scurry back and forth, loading last-minute
and unlocking power couplings. PILOT
LEADER, a rugged,
handsome boy of twenty, gives his
ground crew a signal
that his is okay. He has a winning
smile and a distinctive
scar along the side of his face.
His crew chief pats him
on the back.
Knock them all the way back to
The canopy is closed and the powerful starship
onto the runway. Other crewmen say
good-bye to their
pilots, some grinning and others kidding
- all with a
great deal of hidden emotion. The
din of four dozen
retrorockets cuts through the uproar,
silver spacecraft leave the runway and
the morning cloud cover.
28. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The general stands before a giant display
Townowian solar system. Montross
signals the general.
They're away, sir. Fifteen from
Gordon, twenty from Amsel. All
other spaceports were destroyed.
The King hasn't arrived yet.
Keep checking. Put the starship
intercom over the P.A.
The general sits at one of the intercom
panels and puts
on a headphone. A row of monitors
is before him. He
turns to Montross.
Where are they?
29. SPACE - TOWNOWI IN ECLIPSE
The eerie reddish-yellow planet of Townowi
into view from total eclipse. A
small, bright speck,
orbiting the planet, sparkles in the light
of the twin
suns. The six deadly starships settle
ominously into the
foreground, moving swiftly toward the
orbiting speck. As
the sleek starships move closer, the orbiting
revealed to be a gargantuan space fortress.
sized satellite fortress dwarfs the approaching
Every few moments, explosions create blinding
the planet's surface, as the fortress
bombards the planet
with a fusillade of lazer bolts.
30. TOWNOWIAN STARSHIP - INTERIOR
Pilot Leader, in the first ship, signals
to his navigator
who sits in a small, isolated glass bubble
to the rear of
the craft. General Skywalker is
seen on one of many
monitors. A view of the space fortress
is on another.
The rest are filled with various computer
displays. One of the other starships
reports to Pilot
DEVIL SIX (intercom)
Look at the size of that thing!
Hey, Coelo, I hope you remembered
to bring your pop gun, 'cause I
think we caught us a big one this
Cut off, Devil Six. Stand by.
It looks like they're still using
the basic quad-tristation configura-
tion. Use a "ranger defense."
Concentrate on breath ports and lock
Affirmative base. Copy and transmit.
Devil Two, check your rotation plates.
Roger, Boss. We're getting a thresh-
hold disturbance on gyro-three.
Switch over, Five. Cover it!
Devil pack, generate a spread six
formation. May the force of others
Settle in. Devil pack, stand by.
Mark five, break off. Here we go!
31. SPACE - TOWNOWIAN STARSHIP
Fuel pods are jettisoned. The half-dozen
off into a powerline attack on the huge
lazer bolts streak from the starships,
explosions on the complex surface of the
32. INTERIOR MAIN CORRIDOR - ROYAL
The chaos of battle echoes through the
vast corridors of
the fortress. Walls buckle and cave
in, sucking debris
and personnel into the vacuum of outer
sirens scream as soldiers scramble to
lazer gun emplacements. Sergeants
yell orders through the
smoke and confusion. Men and robots
of various shapes and
sizes run to their battle stations.
33. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The monitors with pictures from the starships
blank. Technicians check channels
as others in the war
room silently listen to the action over
the intercom. The
general remains calm but concerned.
PILOT LEADER (intercom)
Tighten it up, Devil Two. Tighten
Watch those towers.
Heavy fire, Boss, twenty-three degrees.
I see it. Pull in. We're picking
Wow! I've never seen such fire power.
Pull in, Devil Two. Pull in!
I'm all right, Boss. I've got a
There s too much action. Get out!
Break off...acknowledge. Devil Six,
can you see Devil Two?
I've lost him. There's a very heavy
fire zone on this side. My radar's
He's gone....No, wait. There he
Fin damage, but he's all right.
A sigh of relief sweeps across the war
room. The monitors
flash on, then off again.
DEVIL FOUR (intercom)
Watch your back, Boss! Watch your
34. TOWNOWI STARSHIP
The speedy little fighters dart back and
forth across the
soft underbelly of the fortress, leaving
a trail of des-
truction behind them.
Converge on south axis point, point three
nine four. It appears accessible.
going to map the surface. Devil
Pilot Leader and Devil Four dive in unison
through a forest
of radar domes, antennae, and gun towers.
Devil Four fires
into the protrusions as the two starships
surface of the fortress. Suddenly,
a dense barrage of
lazerfire erupts from a tower, catching
Devil Four broad-
side. The spacecraft bursts into
a million flaming pieces.
Pilot Leader reacts to the loss of his
wing man, but con-
tinues on his mission.
35. SUB-HALLWAY - ROYAL SPACE FORTRESS
Constant explosions rock the interior of
Civilians, including women and children,
scurry for safety
in the panic-ridden hallways. Two
A-2 and C-3, are blown, slipping and sliding
hallway floor into some freight canisters.
are rather old and battered. A-2
is a short (three feet)
claw-armed triped. His face is a
mass of computer lights,
surrounding a radar eye. C-3 is
a tall, gleaming android of
human proportions. He is thin, with
a totally metallic
surface. The robots attempt to get
out from under the
canisters, but rushing gas from a broken
pipe keeps knocking
This is madness. We're going to
destroyed. I'm still not accustomed
to space travel.
The external bombardment does appear
to be concentrated in this area.
structure has exceeded the normal
stress quotient by point four, although
there appears to be no immediate danger.
No immediate danger! You're faulty.
This is madness!
A-2 gives C-3 a sheepish look and clings
to a siderail for
dear life, as debris flies through the
36. TOWNOWI STARSHIP
Devil Two, a young hotshot of about sixteen
lously dives his ship through a virtual
wall of lazerfire,
and blasts a huge radar disc into dust.
Devil Two signals
his navigator, who lets out a whooping
cheer as the craft
veers into a victory roll.
Great moves, Devil Two. Re-group
two, zero one. Coincide, Devil Six.
Devil One, your map projection shows a
weak point at south portal: niner
six. Concentrate the attack on that
I see it. It looks good.
Devil Five and Devil Three bob and weave
toward a giant transformer jutting from
I've got a... We're hit. We're hit!
Eject...Eject. Babs, Babs, do you
I'm okay. I can hold it. Clear
a little, Devil Five. Watch it!
Devil Three wobbles a little, then drops
plowing into a lazergun emplacement, causing
series of chain reaction explosions.
37. SUB-HALLWAY - ROYAL SPACE FORTRESS
A huge explosion rips a large hole in the
ceiling of a sub-
hallway. A-2 and C-3 are in a state
of shock as they
scramble through the rubble. There
is a constant sound of
creaking and snapping as the sections
of the hallway re-
settle in the fortress superstructure.
You're a mindless, useless philosopher.
Come on! Let's go back to work;
system is all right.
You overweight glob of grease. Quit
following me. Get away! Get
Suddenly, the hallway lurches, and a dead
through a gaping hole in the ceiling.
The foot of a carcass
is caught in the rubble and it hangs upside
down, staring at
the two robots. A-2 grabs C-3 and
they cling to each other
We're lost. We're destroyed.
Three sharp blasts from an airhorn send
the two androids
running for cover in a burned-out doorway.
faced troopers riding small rocket platforms
two mechanical men.
38. GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - ROYAL SPACE
The five troopers race through several
finally stop in front of an important-looking
complex. Two officers dismount and
enter the complex.
They pass through several heavily guarded
until they reach the main chamber.
Seated behind a large
cluttered desk, surrounded by generals
and attaches, is
Governor Horus. General Vader paces
in front of a row of
blank monitors. The two officers
salute General Vader.
All com-link power is out. Twenty-
two transformer sections have been
destroyed. The situation is grave
on all southern levels. Com-link
communication should be repaired
The officers salute, turn and leave the
general turns to Governor Horus, who looks
Don't look so worried. Not even
Dai could penetrate this fortress.
We've already wiped out most of
If it goes on too long, we'll run
over budget. When do the landings
As soon as the attack has been
broken: not long.
A short, stocky attache salutes the general.
Contamination has set in on quadrants
B-5 and R-4. All sections are sealed.
We've lost two major power stations
in the southern quadrants. That
section 5-1 in serious trouble.
The general turns away in controlled anger
39. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The general sits in a glass-enclosed computer
watching the battle progress on several
officer enters and salutes the general.
Analysis reports those ZQ configurations
are definitely power transformers.
thing in the southern sectors of the
fortress is out.
I'm surprised they are still using exter-
nal power units. It's a definite
point. Concentrate on searching
main crosslink transformer.
The officer exits as Montross rushes in.
The senate has voted to end the war.
They can't do anything without the
King's approval, which gives us a
little time. Have you been able
regain contact with the King?
No, sir. All ground communications
Send four men from third squad
meet the King and escort him back.
Let me know before he arrives. Is
Captain Valor back with the princess?
No, sir. They're long overdue.
Pilot Leader checks in over the intercom.
All right, base one, we're in
An officer with headphones looks to the
signals to attack.
40. TOWNOWI STARSHIPS
All four starships dive in formation toward
a main trans-
former area flanked by several solar
Hold your fire until we're within point
zero five four. Make it count.
Several ack-ack lazers begin to open fire
on the approaching
spacecraft. The starships direct
their fire at a large
black transformer which when hit
spurts bright blue and
white electrical arcs. One of the
starships (Devil Five)
explodes and careens out of formation,
leaving an erratic
trail of smoke, before eventually crashing
into a solar
41. SUB-HALLWAYS - ROYAL SPACE FORTRESS
The impact of the exploding starship can
be felt throughout
the giant fortress. The tall gleaming
C-3 races through
several corridors, yelling at A-2, who
struggles vainly to
keep pace with his stubby mechanical feet.
I don't care what you do, but I'm
getting out. All the power's out.
Those explosions are coming from
the reactor section. This is the
end. Abandon ship!
Our work - we can't leave! It's
desertion. It's not possible.
It's not possible.
Your programming is so limited.
My first order is preservation.
You stay. I'm going to eject
before the whole thing goes up.
C-3 breaks open the seal on an emergency
red warning light begins to flash, and
a low hum is
heard. The lanky chrome android
works his way into
the cramped four-man craft.
These lifepods aren't for us.
It's not right!
A new explosion, this time very close,
sends dust and
debris through the narrow passageway.
Flames lick at
the two robots. The runt-sized A-2
jumps into the
It's the end. Eject. Eject.
The safety door snaps shut, and the pod
ejects from the
42. TOWNOWI STARSHIPS
The terrified androids in the lifepod speed
the fortress and pass the attacking
Object approaching. Attack bearing.
It's a lifepod. Forget it.
Devil Four is hit by lazerfire, and disintegrates,
a trail of flaming particles. The
two remaining craft
continue the assault. Devil Two
and Pilot Leader watch
the remains of Devil Four disappear.
The general appears
over one of the monitors.
Analysis indicates transformer code
zero three is the main relay. Hit
and the whole thing goes dead.
We're on our way.
43. GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - ROYAL SPACE
A row of monitors and the main overhead
lights go on, and
a trooper appears on one of the screens.
Internal relays operative. All
power restored. All contaminated
An officer appears on another monitor.
Only two enemy craft remain operative.
We calculate victory by zero three
General Vader switches to another monitor.
Alert the invasion forces. (turning
to the governor) The planet is ours.
A three-hour war. You expected
longer. Dai or not, we've beaten
him, and the culture is intact.
A truly great prize for the kingdom.
They have a treasure of biotic science.
Genetics, cloning - they've added two
hundred years to a lifespan. Remember,
you must capture at least one member of
the Royal Family alive. The Townowi
family has ruled this system for ten
thousand years. The people will
no other. If the royal line is broken,
there is a good chance the entire
population will destroy themselves and
their knowledge before submitting to our
The general is interrupted by a call on
one of the
OFFICER (on monitor)
We've received a message from the
44. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
General Skywalker watches a giant computer
the space fortress mapped by the starships.
Sir! The King's convoy has destroyed
at Caldin. All the bodies were con-
I will audience with the Queen.
Who knows of this?
Many. It came through civilian
Confine Senator Sandage to his
quarters. Use any pretext.
is the senator now?
Sandage and several other senators enter
Right here, General. It's over.
We've already relayed peace terms
to the kingdom, and they've been
accepted. Your war has ended.
The general is angry and stands pointing
at the senators.
They jump back, as if the general were
pointing a gun at
Senator, this war isn't over. It's
just begun. I take my commands
from the Royal Family.
The Queen concurs. I have her
written decree. It is to be
implemented immediately. I order
you to cease the attack.
Treason? Revolution? The people
won't follow you, General, nor will
your troops. I suggest you follow
General Skywalker stands angrily pondering
Sandage and the other senators are tense,
a little afraid
that he might cut them down on the spot.
45. LIFEPOD - GREEN SKY OVER TOWNOWI
The reddish-yellow mass of Townowi seems
to engulf the
tiny lifepod containing the two fleeing
androids, as it
descends into the greenish atmosphere.
It's desertion. They'll destroy
How could this happen?
That's funny. The damage doesn't
look as bad from out here.
46. TOWNOWI STARSHIPS
Pilot Leader and Devil Two make a second
dive on the now
smoldering transformer area. All
firing from the fortress
suddenly stops. Pilot Leader looks
back to his navigator,
who is equally puzzled. The two
fighters continue to attack
the now silent fortress.
I don't get it. What do you
General Skywalker appears on the monitors.
SKYWALKER (with difficulty)
Base one to Devil Leader, scramble code
niner. Break your attack and return
base. Repeat, break your attack.
They're hurt, sir, but they still have
power. We should finish...
Break off. The war is over.
white lights. Get back here, Mace.
We're going to need you.
Confirmed base one. We're on our
Did you copy, Devil Two?
The two starfighters break off the attack
and start back
toward the planet. Without warning,
the fort directs
concentrated fire at the two starfighters.
instantly bursts into flames, then disintegrates.
Leader's tail section is hit, and the
toward the planet. Blood covers
Pilot Leader's immobile
PILOT LEADER'S NAVIGATOR
We're under fire. They're still
I thought it was over. We're hit!
hit! Pilot is dead.... Ejecting.
The dead Pilot Leader is jettisoned free
of the craft, but
the navigator's eject panel is dead.
He struggles with it,
then bangs on the canopy to no avail.
The navigator is
still trapped in the craft when it explodes,
a puff of pink smoke reflected in the
rim light of the
47. DESERT NEAR OUTPOST - TOWNOWI
Pilot Leader's dead body drifts toward
his arid mother-
planet. Automatic rockets kick in
occasionally to direct
and soften the landing. Two gray-clad
troopers stand next
to a military landspeeder, watching the
warrior through electrobinoculars.
Mace's corpse hits the
ground rather hard, creating a whirlwind
of dust, and the
two troopers rush over to the pilot.
The younger of the
two troopers, a young boy in his teens,
cradles the dead
starpilot in his arms and begins to cry.
48. WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
General Skywalker sits alone, meditating
in the deserted
war room. Montross approaches the
No sign of Captain Valor or the
princess. There was much damage
in that area. The Queen will see
you at ten hundred.
The general doesn't reply.
49. ASSEMBLY - DEPARTURE AREA - ROYAL
General Vader stands behind a row of men
control panels overlooking a huge assembly
tanks, and transports. A commander reports
to the general.
All enemy craft destroyed. First
and fifth division troops and
equipment standing by.
The general gives a sly smile of approval
and takes a
microphone from one of the computer technicians.
speaks to the troops and pilots waiting
in their huge
war machines for the invasion order.
The war is won. With the conquering
of this system, we have ushered
new millennium for the New Galactic
Kingdom which will echo throughout the
universe. Our reward is the knowledge
this system possesses. This planet
must be controlled with a minimum
of force, but you must not think
lightly of this enemy. They have
exacted a heavy toll. Today you
make the kingdom complete. Do so
pride and care.
Vader puts down the mike, and turns to
Let the invasion begin.
50. EDGE OF THE DUNE SEA - TOWNOWI
KUROLAND, or "No-Man's Land," where the
mesas meet the foreboding dune sea.
The two helpless astro
robots kick up clouds of dust as they
clumsily work their
way across the desert coastline.
The short A-2 struggles
desperately to keep up with the long-legged
It's not possible. We're not
built for this. You're nothing
more than a dim-witted, emotion
brained intellectual. Why you
were created is beyond my logic
systems. Thanks to you, we're
now deserters, and will probably
be destroyed on sight. And on
top of that, you're going the
wrong way! All this filth is
The towering C-3 stops short and turns
on the blabbering
I've had enough of you, you
pragmatic, nearsighted scrap
pile. You go your own way.
He picks up the tiny robot and tosses him
several feet into
a large sand dune. C-3 starts off
in the direction of the
dune sea. A-2 struggles to his feet
and shakes a metallic
claw arm at his disappearing ex-partner.
You'll be malfunctioning within a
day. You're going the wrong way,
but your way is always the wrong
C-3 stops and yells to the smaller android.
And don't let me catch you following
me, begging for help, because you
won't get it from me.
A-2 s reply is a rather rude sound, which
only an electronic
person could make. He turns and
trudges off in the opposite
direction into the rocky desert mesas.
51. DUNE SEA - TOWNOWI
C-3, hot and tired, struggles up over the
ridge of the dune,
only to find more dunes, which seem to
go on for endless
miles. He looks back in the direction
You little malfunctioning twerp.
This is all your fault. You tricked
me into going this way, but you'll do
He sits in a huff of anger and frustration,
sand from his joints.
52. DESERT MESA - TOWNOWI
A-2 stumbles through a narrow canyon until
he climbs over
a small boulder and sees before him a
sight he first thinks
is a mirage. Nestled in a rock formation
is a deserted
landspeeder. Once the little robot
is convinced that he
is alone, he approaches the battered speeder
and begins to
analyze it. He climbs into the pilot's
seat and attempts
to start the unfamiliar transport.
He hears a sound and
stops for a moment. He sees nothing,
so he continues to
fiddle with the control panel until the
forward with a start, banging into a large
stubby android is shaken, but neither
he nor the speeder
seems to be damaged.
Shivers run down A-2's metal spine, and
again he has an
eerie feeling that he is being watched.
He slowly looks
around and sees a large man, Captain
directly behind him. He is startled,
Where is your master?
The little robot clicks and rattles, but
Can't you speak? How do you relate
your data? You're of Karollian manu-
facture. You should be able to talk.
Are you damaged?
Valor pokes at the machine but doesn't
see any damage.
A-2 eyes him suspiciously. The robot
turns with a start
and discovers a young girl, Princess Zara,
standing next to him for some time.
Well, General, who's your friend?
I don't know. He doesn't seem to
be able to talk. Damaged, probably...
Jettisoned from a damaged ship...
What do you intend to do with it?
We'll take it with us. Could be
storehouse of valuable information.
Justin guides the android into the small
behind the front seat, then hops into
the driver's seat.
I don't want to ride with that thing.
I order you to destroy it immediately.
Get in! We've got to hurry if we're
going to get across the "dunehedge"
by nightfall. You're coming, one
or the other. Will you join us peace-
The princess reluctantly gets into the
speeder, and it starts
with a jolt.
53. LANDSPEEDER - DESERT MESAS -
The speeder flies along, a foot or so above
You are such a barbarian. I'll have
my father cut you into little pieces
when we get back...and I'll take
pleasure in feeding you to the Gonthas,
a little bit each day. I may save
eyes though. I'll have them petrified
and made into a necklace.
Your sweetness is only surpassed by your
beauty. Just try to remember, I'm
To beat and abuse me?
I'm afraid I've only learned one way
to treat wild animals.
A-2 thrashes about, trying to relieve the
pressure on his
You stay out of this.
54. DUNE SEA
C-3 struggles to the top of a large dune.
He is dirty and
hot. His plight seems hopeless.
He searches the horizon
for any sign of life. A glint of
reflected light in the
distance reveals an object speeding
toward him. The
chrome android waves frantically
and yells at the
approaching speeder. The sleek landspeeder
him about a hundred yards away.
He runs after it,
screaming in desperation, until he stumbles
head over heels down an enormous sand
the speeder sweeps around in a circle
and stops behind
the immobile robot. Valor jumps
out of the speeder and
is quickly followed by A-2.
We're in a hurry, remember! If
you're going to stop for every
unfortunate along the way, we'll
never get back. We're lucky you
got the speeder running as it is.
A-2 waddles up to his fallen partner and
starts pulling on
his leg, then runs up and starts pulling
on his arm.
Function! Function! It's me.
Come on, function.
Well, my little friend, you've
found your tongue.
We must help him. We've been
Where did you come from?
The little robot runs around his fallen
partner giving him
small electric charges from his claw hand.
from head to toe, then regains consciousness.
Where did you come from?
We were jettisoned from six twenty-
nine P.R. one.
I'm unfamiliar with that ship.
What type is it?
It's a class M station, not a
C-3 then stands and shakes the young Dai's
I'm C-3, Human-Cyborg Relations.
Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
Captain valor and the two robots walk back
to the speeder.
55. LANDSPEEDER - DESERT CANYON -
Both A-2 and C-3 are stuffed into the tiny
partment. It is late in the day
when the speeder rumbles
to a stop in a small desert canyon surrounded
cliffs and broken boulders.
We'll rest here.
At last. The transport is welcome
but my joints are frozen.
Everyone climbs out of the low-slung speeder.
watches the two androids as they stretch
I've got a bad case of dust contami-
nation. I can barely move.
What a foresaken place this is.
seem to be made to suffer. It's
our lot in life. Sir, could you
C-3 turns and notices that Valor and the
disappeared. He looks all around.
Where did they go? They've dis-
Maybe they were attacked.
I sense danger!
56. HIDDEN FORTRESS ENTRANCE - DESERT
CANYON - TOWNOWI
Captain Valor and Princess Zara hurry through
a maze of
large boulders until they reach
a sheer rock face. Valor
looks around to see if they were followed.
large section of the rock slides away
revealing a well-
lit corridor carved out of the rock.
They enter and are
greeted by two jubilant guards.
Valor gives them some
orders and points in the direction of
the speeder. The
secret rock door silently slides closed.
57. MAIN HALLWAY - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
Captain Valor and the princess are greeted
Skywalker and Montross. They bow
before the princess.
PRINCESS (angrily pointing at Valor)
General, I want you to do something
with this...this barbarian. Where's
The King is dead, Your Highness.
All anger suddenly drains from the princess.
timidly asks the next question.
My mother?... and brothers?
She's here. She's safe, so are your
brothers. They're in the main chamber.
Zara, now looking more like a frightened
young girl than
a vindictive princess, runs down the hallway
main chamber. She vainly attempts
to hold back the tears.
58. DESERT CANYON - TOWNOWI
The two puzzled androids sit on the landspeeder,
the disappearance of their saviour.
Do you suppose we're in danger?
The logic of this environment
As night begins to fall, and the shadows
begin to lengthen,
the two robots begin to get a little edgy.
The sound of
approaching feet startles A-2, and he
ducks behind his
taller friend. Two guards approach
You will remain calm, and you will
Certainly. I'm C-3, Human Cyborg
Relations. Your kindness is greatly
A-2 sits rather suspiciously behind his
59. ROYAL CHAMBER - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
General Skywalker bows low before Princess
Zara. She sits
on a raised platform, dressed in the royal
robes of a
planetary ruler. The Queen sits
off to one side on a
smaller platform. The princess waits
for a few moments
before she allows the general to rise.
The senate has been corrupted.
They cannot rule without your
I rule by marriage. With the King
dead, I am not strong enough to stop
them. Zara is now the true Queen.
She must be protected. The line
be preserved. I am placing the
future of our people in your hands.
You must deliver Zara and her
brothers to the OPHUCHI System.
They will be safe there. General,
you must understand. I had no
alternative but to condone an end
to the hostilities. I deeply
believe your campaign could have
been successful, but there are
I understand, Your Highness.
The chrome companies on Ophuchi have
offered to supply you with the men
and ships necessary to return Zara
to the throne.
Can the chrome companies be trusted?
The price for their cooperation is
high. It is waiting for you in
Med Center blue. Guard it as you
would the princess herself. No-one
must know of this mission. There
are those among the trusted who
would wish us ill. Take only two
of your best officers with you, the
most loyal. May the force of others
be with you.
Mother, you must not stay.
I am too old for such a journey.
kingdom already controls the space-
port cities. You have a long way
travel. It won't be easy.
We will have to travel in disguise.
I must have full command. No-one
can suspect wealth or royal training.
I fear the new Queen will not stand
Do not put words into my mouth.
I will stand for what is necessary.
The general simply smiles.
60. SUB-HALLWAY - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS
The general walks briskly through an isolated
closely followed by Montross.
How is Captain Oxus recovery?
Very good; he's up and around.
Fine! Have Oxus and...ah, Captain
Valor report at zero three hundred.
I want two converted transports,
agricultural type, and two days'
provisions, travel papers, weapons.
Contact Han Solo at the Gordon
spaceport. I'll talk to him...with
Montross turns and rushes down another
61. MEDICAL CENTER BLUE - UNDERGROUND
FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
The general enters a stark white waiting
with scholarly looking gentlemen.
An attendant greets
General Skywalker and takes him into a
chamber overlooking a large operating
elderly doctor greets him.
Good to see you, General. I'm afraid
we're not quite ready yet. Thank
you'll be the one taking them, though.
An attendant brings in one of the scholars
from the waiting
area and places him on a large operating
by strange looking equipment. An
ominous looking clamp is
placed on the man's head.
How many are going?
Thirty-three of the greatest scientific
minds in our system...A high price for
Thirty-three scientists! Transporting
a group that size, undetected... I don't...
Don't worry, General. All you'll
taking are their minds.
The doctor moves over to a safe-like cabinet
two attendants. The doctor gingerly
picks up a small
clear vial filled with gray fluid.
It has a label which
reads: Faubun, Astro-dynamics.
In the background , the
scholar on the operating table is undergoing
a form of
mechanized brain surgery.
Yes. It has been greatly perfected.
The brain is condensed into five
ounces of fluid. Cloning cell samples
are included so that a structural
duplicate of the scientist can be
reproduced. When the duplicate
reaches the age of six, he or she
begins a series of injections of the
brain fluid. By the age of ten years,
they have received all the knowledge
and memory of an experienced scientist:
an old mind in a young body. We
prepared a special shock belt to carry
In the background, the limp body of the
scholar on the
operating table is removed, and another
escorted into the operating threatre.
Dr. Bloodory, a
portly doctor in his forties, enters the
room and shakes
hands with the general.
General, this is Dr. Bloodory.
He'll be making the trip with
It's an honor to meet you, General.
I'm sure I couldn't be in safer
The chrome companies are exacting
a high price indeed! Politics will
be the ruin of us all.
Careful. If we could rid ourselves
of the politicians, generals would
no longer be necessary.
We should be ready by zero three
The doctors exit, leaving the general alone
to watch the
huge machine extract another brain.
62. SPACEPORT - OBSERVATION DECK
Governor Horus, General Vader walk down
a boarding ramp to
an observation deck overlooking the conquered
Gordon. They are followed by a number
of aides and officers
from the royal fleet. Below them,
air tanks and other
military equipment and supplies are being
Not much of a planet.
Darth, you've done well. Do you
think you will have the Royal
Family by nightfall?
An advance expedition is already
on its way to their underground
hideaway. They should reach it
by nightfall, but only if this
Count Sandage can be trusted.
A man hungry for power can always
be trusted... to betray those in
power. I'm sure his information
63. HIDDEN FORTRESS CANYON -TOWNOWI
The huge rock face of the canyon opens,
and two shabby
agricultural landspeeders are pushed into
the late after-
noon sun. A-2 and C-3 stand on the
far side of the canyon
with their guards watching in amazement.
The general and
Captain Valor walk behind the men pushing
We'll take them with us. They
know more about that fortress
than any ten men. They will be
Can they be trusted?
Loyalty can't be programmed.
They can be trusted never to
harm a living creature, and to
always give accurate information
as they know it, to anyone who
asks. You just have to remember
not to tell them anything that
you don't want to fall into the
The general approaches the two robots.
A-2 shyly moves
around his taller companion.
Greetings. I'm Luke: Agricultural
Engineering. We're going to be
travelling together. You're going
with us to help set up a hortastation
C-3 shakes hands with the general.
I'm C-3: Human Cyborg Relations.
Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
C-3 and the general both look down at A-2.
C-3 gives the
smaller android a little kick.
A-2: Fusion Repair.
Load them into one of the speeders.
Captain Oxus, walking with a slight limp,
emerges from the
underground fortress with the Royal Family.
A small group
of guards and aides are lined up, standing
The two young princes, Oeta and Puck,
hug and kiss their
mother good-bye, then jump into the back
of the larger
four-man speeder. The princess bows
before her mother,
then embraces her. Tears roll down
her cheeks. Her
mother wipes them away.
You must learn strength.
The princess turns and moves to the larger
she is helped aboard by Captain Valor.
I don't need your help, thank you.
She gives the general an angry look.
I'm afraid he's necessary.
A commotion erupts at the mouth of the
Count Sandage, several senators and ten
to twelve troopers
rush into the canyon and block the speeders.
Where are you going? What is
In one quick movement the general moves
between Sandage and
the Queen. Oxus and Valor assume
defensive positions in
front of the princess and her brothers.
Zara and the boys are being taken to
safety. It is my wish.
The King has assured their safety.
They must stay.
It is not my wish....
General, you've gone too far this
time. (to the troops) Arrest
Five troops start to move on the general,
as Sandage draws
his lazerpistol. Before anyone can
complete his action, the
general ignites his lazersword and cuts
the senator in two.
He drops to the ground in a heap, and
the approaching troops
stop in their tracks.
The general, Valor, and Oxus replace their
swords, and bow
low to the Queen. All of the troops,
senators, and aides
do the same. The formalness of the
occasion is broken when
the Queen embraces the general.
She then turns and embraces
each of the captains. They are both
flustered, and somewhat
May the force of others be with you.
The general and his captains head for the
the Queen and all the others return to
64. DESERT BLUFF - TOWNOWI
The two speeders edge their way onto a
bluff overlooking the
hidden fortress canyon. They stop
for one last reflective
moment. Forced to leave their closest
friends and relatives,
the group is deeply moved. The two
robots, for the most
part, are puzzled. Suddenly, there
is a huge atomic flash,
followed by a loud rumble, and the entire
into a large crater. The group quietly
watches the dust
settle. The hidden fortress and
all its inhabitants have
been destroyed. The general watches
the princess, who
appears to take it well.
It was the only way we could be
safe from treachery.
65. DUNE SEA - TOWNOWI
The two sleek landspeeders glide effortlessly
vast hills and valleys of the dune sea.
At the base of the
towering ridge, the four-man speeder stops.
speeders, with Valor and the two robots,
makes its way to the
top of the ridge. Captain Valor
stops the speeder just short
of the top of the ridge. He gets
out and continues the rest
of the way on foot. The young captain
peeks over the ridge
into the canyon below. Muted sounds
and large dust clouds
rise from the canyon floor. Valor
immediately ducks back
behind the ridge with an amazed look on
his face. He
quickly returns to the speeder and
picks up the intercom.
Sir, you'd better take a look at
this. But come easy.
The four-man speeder starts with a crack
and slowly moves
up the side of the imposing dune.
It stops next to the
smaller speeder. The general and
Oxus get out and make
their way to the top of the ridge where
they join Valor.
Far in the distance, crossing the endless
dune sea, is the
royal invasion army. It is immense.
A convoy of giant
tanks, troop carriers, and supply ships
horizon to horizon. Cavalry, mounted
on giant dunebirds
ride the line from one end of the convoy
to the other.
Hundreds of troops ride one-man jetsticks
formation. Their lances form a giant
pin-cushion. It is
an awesome sight.
They're coming from the spaceport at
Anchorhead, which means they control
everything between here and the space-
port at Gordon.
Can we go around them?
No. We'll have to wait for them
pass. Captain Valor, see if you
monitor any of their communications
on the com-link in the big speeder.
Valor returns to the speeder. He
collapses in the large
speeder next to the princess and
flips on the com-link
radio, moving back and forth across the
Must you do that?
Valor smiles rather sarcastically.
Orders... The invasion force has cut
us off. We'll probably be here for
some time. You ought to stretch
Is that a command, General? Maybe
feel like watching after my brothers.
Valor looks back at the two sleeping boys.
They're not going anywhere. They're
I want to stay with them.
66. LIBRARY - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
The King's old library has been converted
into an office
for General Vader. He is sitting
behind his desk as
Captain Dodona of the Lettow legions enters
The legionnaire is dressed in the fascist
black and chrome
uniform of the legendary Lettow One Hundred.
returns his salute.
Welcome, Captain Dodona. Your
exploits are legendary. I have
long waited to meet you. If there
is any way I can assist you, my
entire command is at your bidding.
I want a tie-in to your computer
network, a control center, and
Right away! I'll also transfer
all information we have on the general.
His command post was destroyed, but we
believe he is still alive. Do you
really believe he's a Dai?
If he was not a Dai I wouldn't be
67. WASTELAND - TOWNOWI
The speeders make their way across the
gray desert. It is
dawn. The twin suns have yet to
rise in the green sky. The
speeders are coated with dust and grime,
they have travelled far. The two
captains drive through the
night as everyone else sleeps. Valor
calls Oxus on the
How are your fuel packs? I'm reading
I'm too low to transfer any.
The general, who appeared to be asleep,
opens his eyes, and
takes the microphone from Oxus.
There is a fuel station fourteen
degrees by two meters. The occu-
pation force should have control
of it by now, so hide your weapons,
but keep them within reach.
68. FUEL STATION - TOWNOWI
A series of low concrete structures rise
out of the desert.
The speeders stop in front of an old weather-beaten
house. The rusted hulk of a landspeeder
to one side of the building. Valor
and Oxus jump out of the
speeder and go into the block house.
69. INTERIOR - FUEL STATION - TOWNOWI
The two young captains, dressed as farmers,
enter the dingy
little fuel station. It is quiet.
A few power packs line
the walls and a dismantled speeder rests
in the repair bay.
There is a sharp dripping sound coming
from the speeder. It
appears that no-one is there.
Greetings! Who's in charge here?
They look around the deserted station,
but find no attendant.
An eerie quiet pervades the building.
I don't get it.
You don't have to. It's abandoned.
Oxus opens a door leading to a storage
area, and stops
Not quite abandoned.
Valor moves to the doorway and sees the
attendant, his wife,
and small daughter hanging upside down,
tortured to death.
Oxus cuts them down.
They shouldn't have resisted.
Valor grabs two power packs from the shelf.
Help me with these power packs.
We'd better move out of here.
Oxus covers the family with an old work
tarp. He bows to
the dead, then reluctantly grabs a couple
of power packs
and they start for the door. Oxus
stops for a moment.
Hear that? Someone's here.
We're friends. Show yourself.
Silence. Oxus shrugs his shoulders
and they start out the
door, only to run straight into a burly
Get out of here!
70. FUEL STATION - TOWNOWI
Oxus and Valor are pulled out of the doorway
and shoved into
the center of a group of fifteen or twenty
troopers who have surrounded the two speeders.
troops have pulled General Skywalker out
of the speeder. He
acts senile, like a man twice his age.
I'm all right. I can still move
about by myself.
A rough looking sergeant grabs Captain
What are you doing here?
We're out of power, sir.
Let me see your passes!
I have it here, somewhere. We've
been relocated to a hortastation,
by royal order...
Oxus fumbles to retrieve something from
his pocket, and
eventually pulls out a small round
disc. The sergeant
puts the disc in a small portable reader.
readouts are displayed on the monitor.
Valor starts to put
a power pack into one of the speeders.
What are you doing there? All
power has been restricted.
We've run out. We must have power,
or be forced to stay here and
become your responsibilities.
The sergeant thinks about this for a moment
as the old
wise general watches him. Tension
fills the air. Valor
shuffles around to a position where he
can reach his weapon.
A trooper hands the sergeant a message.
SERGEANT (to Oxus)
Take only two of those power packs
and then move out quickly.
The sergeant hurries to a military craft,
where he takes a
call on an intercom. General Skywalker
and his two young
captains load the remaining power packs
into the speeder
and roar away from the station.
71. WASTELAND - TOWNOWI
The speeders race along through the rocky
The general speaks into the intercom to
Keep a close watch. If that sergeant
runs an analysis on those passes
might be seeing him again. We should
be safely inside Gordon within the day.
Everyone is in good spirits. The
princess and her young
brothers sing a Townowi melody, which
is transmitted to Valor
in the smaller speeder. The general
takes little Puck, and
lets him sit on his lap in the forward
compartment of the
speeder. A-2 flexes C-3's arm back
and forth attempting
to discover the cause of a loud squeak.
Oilar doesn't seem to help at all.
It's all this filth and dust. This
environment is murderous.
Valor notices a small speck on the horizon.
JUSTIN (into intercom)
Object approaching, bearing three
The general looks through an electrotelescope
mounted in the
speeder. He spots a distant row
of troopers riding strange
SKYWALKER (to Justin)
It's a patrol. It could mean trouble.
We'd better split up. You stay on
direct course. We'll meet you at
western edge of ravine 23-64. Stay
The larger speeder makes a sharp left turn,
across a deep ravine. Valor can
begin to distinguish the
It looks like there are ten of them.
They're heading right for me. Wait
a second. They've disappeared.
Continue on ahead.
72. WASTELAND LAKEBED - TOWNOWI
Oxus deftly maneuvers the bulky speeder
through a narrow
boulder-strewn ravine. They eventually
come out on a dry
lake bed, where they stop. Standing
not more than a hundred
feet away, apparantly waiting for the
speeder, are five
royal troops on their dune birds.
We've found them, five of them,
anyway. Watch yourself.
The troops slowly ride their huge birds
over to the speeder
and dismount. The officer in charge
is a vicious looking
warrior with a large scar across
Let me see your passes.
Oxus hands him the small pass disc, and
he places it in his
reader. He studies the computer
readout for a few moments
and then returns the disc to Oxus.
Have you seen any other transports
in this area?
We saw two heading south. Going
towards Ansel, looked like to me.
All right. Be on your way.
The officer mounts his dune bird, and the
patrol moves away.
Oxus winks at the princess and smiles
at the general, as
the speeder starts off across the dry
lake. The general
fiddles with the intercom.
Captain Valor, are you clear?
I have five troopers approaching.
Any problem your end?
We came through all right. You
shouldn't have any trouble, but stay
Best wishes! Here they come.
Everyone rides along in silence, a little
Captain Valor, especially the princess.
Do you think he'll be all right?
He can take care of himself.
Oeta is looking out the back window of
Hey look! They're coming back.
Everyone looks to see the patrol quickly
gaining on them.
Stop! They're faster. Get
The speeder screeches to a halt in a cloud
of dust. The
general and his captain jump from the
transport with lazer-
pistols drawn. The patrol bears
down on them, swords drawn,
at full charge. Both the general
and Oxus fire. Two of the
troopers and their dunebirds explode in
a cloud of smoke.
The remaining three troopers are upon
the duo in a matter
of seconds. The general ignites
his lazersword and cuts down
two of the troops as they pass.
The last turns his bird
around before reaching the speeder, and
hightails it back
towards the ravine. The general
jumps onto one of the
riderless dunebirds and takes off in pursuit.
the dead troopers.
73. WASTELAND RAVINE - TOWNOWI
The general rides at breakneck speed after
trooper. His lazersword is raised
high over his head, ready
to deal a deathblow. The lumbering
birds race through the
74. WASTELAND RAVINE - TOWNOWI
The intercom warning buzzer begins to scream.
for it but the princess gets there
Are you all right?
Two riders heading your way. I
got three, but two got away.
75. WASTELAND RAVINE - TOWNOWI
The general is riding neck and neck with
the trooper. He
swiftly brings his sword down and the
trooper drops from
his saddle. The momentum of his
charge carries the general
around a bend in the ravine and
right inTO the path of two
more troops charging down on him.
The two troopers are
taken by surprise. They stop their
birds and so does the
general. They stand there, about
fifty yards apart, sizing
up each other. Suddenly, the two
troopers start for the Dai
warrior at full speed. The general
raises his sword and
starts for them. The troopers are
no match for the general
who kills them both before they are even
able to swing their
76. WASTELAND LAKEBED - TOWNOWI
Valor stops near the larger landspeeder
and gets out. He
is wounded. Blood streams from his
left arm. Oxus rushes
to help him. The princess shows
a great deal ofconcern.
It looks worse than it is. You'll
be all right.
Oxus motions to the princess, who looks
a little relieved.
Bring me the med aid pack.
It he was clumsy enough to get hurt,
maybe we ought to let him bleed to
She hands Oxus the kit, as the general
rides up and dis-
mounts. He moves to Valor.
You missed two.
I know. I couldn't...
Don't let it happen again.
We'd better move out. They might
have reported in.
77. CONTROL ROOM - PALACE OF LITE
The dark and sinister Dodona moves several
markers on a
large map readout to form a line from
the destroyed under-
ground fortress to the spaceport at Gordon.
An aide enters
with General Vader.
The patrol was lost, sir. All
ten of them.
It's to be expected.
Have you found them?
They're heading for the spaceport
at Gordon. I'm going there.
all security doubled. Make it an
78. THE OUTSKIRTS OF GORDON - TOWNOWI
The speeders stop on a bluff overlooking
a small cantina on
the outskirts of Gordon. The spaceport
can be seen in the
distance. The general and Captain
Oxus walk over to the
smaller speeder. Valor helps the
two androids out of their
Your kindness is greatly appreciated.
JUSTIN (to Skywalker)
I'm fit enough to...
The general gives him a hard look and he
shuts up. Oxus
and the general climb into the speeder.
We'll make contact at zero four
hundred. If we're not back by
fifty-five forty, get worried.
The speeder starts off toward the cantina.
79. SPACEPORT CANTINA - TOWNOWI
The speeder pulls up in front of the low
cantina. Various strange forms of
transport are parked out-
side the bar.
Take care here. If there is any
trouble, get back to the others.
The general and Oxus enter the shabby cantina.
little den is filled with a startling
array of weird and
exotic alien creatures, laughing at the
bar. At first, the
sight is horrifying. One-eyed, thousand-eyed,
scaly armed creatures with tentacles and
claws huddle over
drinks. The general looks over the
patrons, but does not
see the contact, Han Solo. A large multiple-eyed
shoves the general.
Assha dughi wouldugga?
The general tries to ignore the creature
and turns back to
his drink. A short grubby
looking human and an even
smaller rodent-like creature join
the first creature.
He doesn't like you.
I understood him.
I don't like you either.
The big creature is getting agitated
and yells at the
Don't insult us. You just watch
yourself. We're wanted men.
have the death sentence on twelve
I'll be careful then.
You'll be dead.
The short rodent yells something
and everything at the bar
moves away. The general assumes
a defensive position. His
three adversaries ready their weapons.
You insist on a fight then?
Just try and kill us.
It will hurt a little.
We aren't cowards.
Then it can't be helped.
The general's lazersword sparks to life.
An arm lies on the
floor. The rodent is cut in two
and the large multiple-
eyed creature lies doubled, cut from chin
to groin. The
general with quiet dignity
replaces his sword in its sheath.
The entire fight has lasted only a matter
of seconds. A
figure stands in the doorway watching
the general. As soon
as the general notices him, he leaves.
The cantina goes back
to normal, as if nothing had happened,
although the general
is given a respectable amount of room
at the bar. The Dai
finishes his drink and then leaves.
Captain Oxus follows.
80. SPACEPORT ALLEYWAY - GORDON -
General Skywalker embraces Han Solo, the
Han is a huge green skinned monster
with no nose and large
You old stardog. Took a war to get
you out here...
Oxus arrives with Captain Valor, the princess,
brothers, and the two puzzled androids.
It's been too long. We've been through
much together. It will be good to
you out of retirement and back at my
side. How is General Valor?
his arm around the young Captain Valor)
This is his son.
You're all the old boy will talk about.
He's still holding up. Come, let's
off the street.
The group enters a small doorway at the
far end of the alley-
way. On the main street, within
view of the doorway, giant
royal airtanks and other military hardware
the city. Starving refugees sit
in the gutter watching the
immense display of force with a mixture
of awe and terror.
The princess stops for a moment
and stares at her people,
watching the might of the kingdom.
The general escorts her
through the doorway with the others.
81. SLUM DWELLING - LIVING AREA -
The seedy dwelling is dark and dingy.
The group is greeted
by three underground leaders, and the
old Dai, Akira Valor.
Justin embraces his father as the underground
before the princess.
82. SLUM DWELLING - DINING AREA -
The princess walks through the dining area,
followed by Oxus
and Valor, who carry the two sleeping
princes. The general
sits at a large table finishing
dinner with Han, Akira,
and the three underground leaders.
Oxus returns from the
SKYWALKER (to Oxus)
Captain, why don't you take the
androids into the other room for
a game of chess? I'm sure they'd
A wonderful idea. Your kindness
is greatly appreciated.
Oxus escorts the two robots into the next
room. DATOS, a
thin wizened old man, seems greatly
You're taking a great risk travelling
with them. This whole operation
sounds bad to me. I don't trust
chrome companies. Time is growing
short. The King's attempts at control
have already caused a great deal of
suffering to our people.
OCCO, a brash young rebel about the
same age as Captain
Valor slams his fist on the table.
It must happen now! We are ready.
Each day the royal S.B.T. finds and
destroys a few more in the organiza-
tion. We cannot wait any longer.
Any uprising without a coordinated
attack on the death star is out of
He's right. As long as it's
operational, any action down here
would be meaningless. We must
proceed as planned. Are the
QUIST, the third member of the underground,
sparks to life
and places several discs and badges on
All passenger transport has been
suspended, so we've arranged for
you to travel as the crew of a
Baltarian freighter. The boys
will have to be placed in suspended
animation and hidden in shielded
micropacks. It's the only way we
will be able to get them past the
Were you able to aquire the necessary
It's become a serious problem. All
power supplies have been restricted.
S-4 units are impossible to come by.
I know an agent who might be able to
acquire them for us. I'll check
him. It will be risky, but we've
83. SPACEPORT OBSERVATION DECK -
The dark figure of Dodona stands overlooking
a group of
Townowi partisans who are being tortured
in the plaza below.
Two royal officers are finishing a report
to the evil legion-
naire. They salute smartly, then
leave the observation
balcony passing KURO, one of General
Vader's aides, who
approaches Dodona and bows low before
him. Kuro and the
legionnaire carry on an animated conversation;
inaudible over the screams of the tortured
84. SLUM DWELLING - ALLEYWAY - TOWNOWI
Residents glance fearfully from their windows
as six royal
stormtroopers make their way through the
crowded slum alley-
way. Han Solo and Captain Valor
move cautiously past the
royal patrol and disappear into
the shabby hideout of the
85. SLUM DWELLING - MAIN AREA - TOWNOWI
The two men enter the dingy main room of
the slum dwelling
and are immediately attacked by Oeta,
wielding a toy sword.
Valor good-naturedly fends off the young
prince as Han, in
a more serious mood, goes into the other
room. A-2 and C-3
are helping Puck put together a block-like
Zara comes in to see what all the commotion
is about, just
as the young captain grabs Oeta by the
foot and holds him
upside-down. Valor and Oeta
are laughing uproariously.
Zara gives the captain a stern disapproving
returns to the other room.
86. SLUM DWELLING - DINING AREA -
General Skywalker, Captain Oxus, and Datos
are in the process
of assembling two micropacks on the kitchen
table. Han pulls
a small silver powerpack from his pocket,
and places it on
the table. The old Dai, Akira Valor,
reaches over with his
one good arm and takes it.
He inspects it carefully.
Princess Zara sits quietly behind the
We could only get one unit. Their
methods are proving to be very
Akira places the powerpack back on the
table. The pain from
those simple movements shows on his face.
This will work fine.
One of the boys will have to stay.
We can't hide him for very long.
The risk is too great. Which-
ever boy doesn't go must be des-
The princess is alarmed, and looks to the
general for support.
He gives her an understanding look.
Not while they're in my charge.
Find another way to get him through.
There's no other way. We've
analyzed every possible alter-
native. You can't jeopardize
Captain Valor enters the room.
We have no time for discussion.
The freighters leave at zero
three hundred. We must get
Through a break in the door, Oxus watches
A-2 and C-3
play with the two young princes.
What about A-2? Could we loboto-
mize him and use his energy pack?
They're not compatible. We'd
have to completely change the
It could work.
There isn't enough time. You can't
You won't have to. My power unit
has more than half life. Use it.
The withered Dai opens his tunic
revealing a metallic chest
covered with electrodes. With his
one good arm he grabs
his chest and rips loose a miniature power
unit similar to
the one on the table. Everyone is
taken by surprise. The
general and the young Valor both rush
to the side of the
dying Dai. The old man turns to
Trust my judgment, Son. Serve your
new teacher well.
The Dai's breathing becomes more difficult
he turns to
An honorable death, my friend.
May the force of others be with
Akira Valor passes on to the other world.
stunned. The general breaks the
moment of silence.
May he be welcomed as a man above
men. Take him downstairs.
Justin takes his father in his arms and
is followed out of
the room by Han and Datos.
Prepare the boys! We have little
Princess Zara and Captain Oxus rush out
of the room, as the
general places the power units in the
87. SLUM DWELLING - MAIN AREA - TOWNOWI
Oeta and Puck are not happy about being
dragged away from
their puzzle. Oxus takes the robots
into the sleep area.
Now straighten up, Oeta. Remember,
father expects you to follow his ways.
We are going on a trip. There will
great danger. You must go to sleep.
When you wake, you will be in a strange
land, so don't be alarmed.
Are you going to sleep too?
I will be looking after you. Now
be good boys and stand still. Lift
Puck lifts his sleeze and Zara injects
him with a sleep
serum. Oxus enters just as the little
into a deep sleep. Quick as lightening,
he catches the
boy before he can hit the floor.
The princess injects
her other brother and he collapses
into her arms.
88. SLUM DWELLING - DINING AREA -
The limp bodies of the two young princes
are carried in
by Zara and Captain Oxus. They are
into the hollowed out microcases.
Zara pensively watches
as the general expertly attaches electrodes
brother's skull. Han and Datos return
from the burial
of Akira. The general looks up from
He is at rest. Are the systems
working all right?
Full power. Is everything ready?
Datos nods yes, as the general closes the
case holding Puck.
The strain of watching her brothers placed
animation is too great for Zara
and she retreats into the
89. SLUM DWELLING - MAIN ROOM - TOWNOWI
Captain Valor stands brooding near a window
the crowded alleyway. He does not
entrance. She walks over to the
window and stands next to
the young captain. They are very
close but do not touch.
He does not respond. She is moved
by his sorrow and
starts to touch the side of his face
but can't bring her-
self to do it. Her royal training
is too strong to let her
show her true affection for Justin.
She breaks down and
runs from the room. The young Dai
continues his meditation.
90. SPACEPORT AT GORDON - SECURITY
RAMP - TOWNOWI
The spaceport is very crowded. People
rush about in a
panicked rush as loudspeakers blurt out
announcements. The Royal Galactic
Kingdom is in the process
of changing the boarding procedures and
the result is chaos.
Many flights are delayed, and people are
running to and
fro, switching boarding ramps. Han
guides the rebel group,
dressed as a Baltarian crew, through the
Oxus and Valor carry the large micropacks
strapped to their
backs. The robots follow a few paces
They're changing the boarding
procedures. I don't like it.
They are swept into a boarding gate and
finally reach a
security ramp scan station. There
are a great number of
troops and guards standing around the
security area. An
officer demands to see their passes and
orders. The ten-
sion builds as the officer confers with
an aide about the
passes. The aide speaks quietly
into a phone.
Where are your component receipts?
Valor and Oxus hand the officer two additional
which are placed in the computer.
A few moments later,
the readout appears and the group
is motioned through the
electron scanners. On the other
side of the scanner, new
computer discs are issued to the group.
The group seems
slightly relieved as they walk through
leading to where the freighter is docked.
next to the general.
I don't like the feel of this.
Your senses are strong. It's a
very small disruption.
It's a Lettow legionnaire.
Possibly. Stay alert. Warn
The group walks through the docking links
and into the
Baltarian spacecraft. Several royal
guards pass them,
and everyone is ready for the suspected
91. INTERIOR - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER
The group stops in a narrow electronic
the bridge of the ship. Valor and
Oxus unstrap the
micropacks containing the two young princes,
the voltage packs.
Little Oeta is losing power faster
than normal. I'd better check it
Wait until the situation is secure.
Stay here, and keep on your guard.
The two young captains grow suspicious
of several workmen
gathering around the main exit hatch.
Han and the general
enter the bridge area. Several crewmen
sit at elaborate
controls and computer stations.
Where is your captain?
One of the crewmen directs him to a small
chamber above the
bridge. Valor and Oxus strap on
their micropacks as more
workmen converge at the main hatch and
begin to close it.
The two robots, A-2 and C-3 are confused
about what is
going on and wear their gear in
anticipation of moving.
92. PILOT CHAMBER - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER
Han and the general enter the small pilot's
greet the captain, whose face is hidden
in the shadows of
a computer bank.
Welcome, gentlemen. You must
have had a difficult journey.
We'll be departing shortly.
Four armed troopers silently enter the
room behind the two
old Dai; their lazerswords are drawn.
I have been authorized to accept
payment for the chrome company
cooperation. I assume you've
brought it with you.
The captain moves out of the shadows
and is revealed to
be Dodona. Instantly, both Han and
the general understand
the situation. They turn, drawing
their lazerswords in
the move and cut down the four royal
troopers. The door
to the chamber instantly seals shut.
Dodona hasn't made
any moves and remains unusually
calm. The two Dai turn
to face him.
It s over, gentlemen. The chamber
is sealed. Don t force me to
release the Jai gas.
A tone sounds, and Dodona turns to an intercom.
Situation secure. Prisoners taken
hold "B"; Twelve casualties... gas
Han and the general relax and drop their
door silently opens behind them and six
guards enter wearing
facemasks. They bind the two Dai
with chrome microcuffs. A
satisfied smile creeps across Dodona's
face. General Sky-
walker seems unimpressed with the trap.
At last, it's ended. (to guard)
them to hold "G." I don't want them
with the others. Prepare for departure.
The troopers escort Han and the general
out of the chamber
and down several hallways.
93. INTERIOR - BALTARIAN FREIGHTERS
Eight troops march Han and the general
into the hold of the
ship. They pass near the main exit
where A-2 and C-3
stand deserted, looking lost. C-3
sees the general pass in
a nearby hallway
Well, there he is. Come on.
The robots waddle off after the Dai prisoners.
small procession passes detention cell
B where the princess
and the others are being held, Han and
the general let out
a horrifying Dai scream and leap to the
thrusting their bound wrists into the
They land on top of the troops, instantly
necks of four guards, with expertly placed
eight surviving guards are momentarily
and the general grab lazerswords from
their victims and
swiftly cut down the remaining troops.
Han grabs a small
card from one of the dead guards
and starts for detention
Watch it! Those are cutters.
The general grabs one of the dead troopers
and tosses him
against the cell door. Red rays
engulf the body and holds
it there. Han then places the card
in a slot and the door
silently slides open. Valor and
Oxus leap for the dead
guard, then notice the death ray surrounding
Skywalker grabs another body and throws
it into the doorway.
Pass between them!
Captain Valor squeezes between the slain
guards and is
untouched by the rays. Oxus and
the princess quickly follow,
picking up weapons as they leave.
They've taken the cases.
Are they aware of the boys?
I don't think so.
Find them. Use your seeker.
We'll meet you at the main
hatch. Watch yourselves. If
an alarm is given, they'll gas
the entire ship.
Oxus and Valor each take a small humming
device from their
utility belts and head down a narrow hallway.
Han, and the princess continue toward
the main hatch. A-2
and C-3 have been completely confused
by the turn of events.
They eventually follow the general toward
the exit hatch.
94. ELECTROCLOSET HALLWAY - BALTARIAN
FREIGHTER - TOWNOWI
The two young captains reach a storage
area of the huge
spacecraft. They watch their seekers
as they move along a
row of electroclosets. They quietly
sneak past a group of
workmen assembling a large gyrohousing.
A second row of
micropacks is searched to no avail.
If they were discovered, they would
have been sent to a medical station.
There are more storage areas on the
95. MAIN HATCH AREA - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER
Han and the general reach the main hatch,
by Zara and the two robots. Several
lights over the hatch
flash on and off. The general cuts
a camera off the wall
with his lazersword.
They're going to take off. It's
C-3, come over here!
The lanky chrome man approaches the general,
who is studying
a complex computer control panel next
to the hatch.
Yes sir. May I be of service?
Get this hatch open. Counterlock
the departure pattern.
The robot immediately starts pushing buttons
on the panel.
96. ELECTROCLOSET HALLWAY - BALTARIAN
FREIGHTER - TOWNOWI
Captain Valor and Oxus reach a second series
closets. A signal appears on the
seekers and Valor cuts
down the door of one of the small cabinets.
guard. Approaching troops are heard
in the distance.
Valor quickly rummages through the electropacks
spots the familiar cases containing the
Valor straps on one of the backpacks
and hands the other
to Oxus, as they duck into a narrow passageway.
troops march through a nearby hallway.
After they have
passed, the young captain checks to make
sure the way is
clear, then runs down a hallway toward
the main hatch.
97. BRIDGE - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER
As the crew makes the final preparations
for the blast off,
the main hatch light blinks on.
One of the pilots notices
the light and begins to check it out.
PILOT (into intercom)
Is the main hatch secure?
98. MAIN HATCH - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER
The intercom sparks to life, and the general
Everything looks secure, but give
me a minute to check it out.
All right. Stand by.
The general winks to Han, as C-3 continues
his attempt to
override the hatch computer.
99. HALLWAYS - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER
Captain Valor and Oxus cautiously move
a long hallway,
ever watchful of royal troops. They
reach an intersection,
carefully check in all directions, then
rush down a main
hallway. They are about half-way
down the hallway, when a
squad of royal guards appears at the end
of the hallway
facing them. The troops start toward
the two captains, with
Here's where it gets tricky.
Valor, then Oxus, quickly and smoothly
draw their lazer-
pistols and fire at the troops.
A giant explosion destroys
the far end of the hallway. A few
lazerbolts are returned,
but streak harmlessly overhead and
explode out of range.
The exchange of gunfire lasts only a few
moments. When the
smoke clears, the troops have been destroyed.
100. MAIN HATCH - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER -
The main hatch slowly begins to slide open,
rumbling explosion of lazerfire echoes
through the hallways.
Han looks to the general and they
both instantly realize
what has happened. Han draws his
weapons. The hatch is
now fully open. Everyone stands
silently watching for the
two captains. Alarms start screaming
throughout the ship,
and the giant hatch slowly begins to close.
Come on. We can't wait.
The group reluctantly exit the spacecraft,
giving one last
look back to their lost friends.
The hatch continues to
slowly close, as the alarm sirens wail.
and Oxus round a corner and head for the
hatch, battling several royal troopers
as they go. Han and
the general move up to the hatch and give
cover fire. Oxus
slips through the shrinking opening, and
yells to Valor to
hurry. Many more troops bear down
on the young Dai as he
squeezes through the very slim opening.
One of the troops
dives after him but is caught
and crushed by the emergency
101. BOARDING RAMPS - GORDON SPACEPORT
The general leads the group through various
Once the alarm sounds, the entire
spaceport will shut down.
They stop at a junction. At the far
end of one hallway,
several troops guard a restricted passageway.
That's the military section.
But it's very heavily guarded.
We can't take it with subtlety.
Before the general can answer, the acute
scream of the
spaceport alarm reverberates through the
general, followed by his two young captains,
the heavily guarded military passageway.
Han, with the
princess and two robots, follow at a safe
A guard sees them coming and orders
them to stop. Captain
Valor and the general fire their lazerpistols
passageway entrance and the troops disappear
in a huge
The group jump over the dead guards and
smoking rubble, then
run through a series of hallways leading
to a starship.
They stop just short of an intersection
leading to a boarding
ramp. Valor peeks around a corner
at two guards standing in
front of the boarding ramp.
Cutters! We'll have to draw them
out. A blast might alert the crew.
A-2, Come here.
The little robot waddles over to the old
Move to that intersection and sound the
The mechanical dwarf dutifully marches
into the intersection
and lets out a high, electronic scream.
The guards shut off
the deadly lazer cutters, and cautiously
approach the wailing
What is it? What's wrong?
With incredible speed, both guards are
dropped by a few
precision blows from the two young captains.
drag the unconscious guards into the starship.
Valor! Oxus! Stand guard.
signal at take-off minus thirty.
And reverse that cutter!
102. INTERIOR - ROYAL STARSHIP - TOWNOWI
Han and the general, followed by Zara and
the robots, enter
the royal starship. They rush through
several narrow hall-
ways leading to the bridge. Two
crew members leaving a con-
trol station stumble into the group
and are quickly dis-
patched by Han. The princess waits
with the robots as the
general and Han enter the bridge.
The two pilots and
navigator are taken by surprise and are
Han switches on the intercom and listens.
How are we going to get them to
open the silo cover?
Send C-3 in here. Dispose of any
crewmen left on board.
103. BOARDING RAMP - SPACEPORT - TOWNOWI
Valor and Oxus now wear the uniform of
the royal guard.
Oxus has removed a plate from the cutter
machinism and is
crossing a few wires. He replaces
the cutter plate just as a
squad of stormtroopers rushes toward the
door. An officer
Have you seen them?
They're in this section somewhere.
I'm doubling all the guards. Stay
Two guards take up positions just outside
the cutter areas,
and the squad moves on to another starship.
his partner a philosophical look.
104. INTERIOR - ROYAL STARSHIP - TOWNOWI
The gleaming chrome C-3 sits in the pilot's
on the intercom to a controller.
He breaks off his continual
drone of take-off instructions to the
controller and turns
to the general, shaking his head.
They won't buy it. I think they're
The crew is taken care of.
Well, they're not going to open
the silo cover, so I'm afraid we'll
have to take it with us.
We're going to sustain considerable
damage if we blast off through that
It's a thin shell. There is
choice. (to C-3) Signal the
105. BOARDING RAMPS - SPACEPORT - TOWNOWI
Warning lights flash and the main hatch
to the starfighter
slowly begins to close. The two
royal stormtroopers yell
at Valor and Oxus.
Watch it! Don't fire into those
cutters! (to Valor) Shut down
The two captains pretend to be confused
and not understand.
At the last minute they leap aboard
the starship. The hatch
slides closed and the boarding ramp
drops away. Several
more guards arrive and give the
troopers a special card,
which turns the small cutter warning lights
from red to green.
The guards rush on to the boarding ramp
and are wiped out by
the reversed cutters.
106. INTERIOR - STARSHIPS - TOWNOWI
They strap themselves into lifepods.
C-3 and the general
move forward, and the giant ship shudders
as it starts to
lift off the launch pad. With tense
expressions, they all
brace for the impact of the silo cover.
107. STARSHIP - SPACEPORT SILO - TOWNOWI
The mighty starship thunders out of the
through the cover plate, sending shrapnel
in all directions.
The ship leaps toward the heavens.
108. BOARDING CAMPS - SPACEPORT - TOWNOWI
Royal flight crews rush to their starships.
their clearances and several giant
silo covers swing away
revealing deadly hunter-destroyer spaceships.
109. INTERIOR - BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
Han and the general watch as five hunter-destroyers
spaceport at Gordon.
We suffered light damage to a deflector
fin. It will take them quite a while
to catch up with us now. Tell the
to get some rest.
110. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
Han retreats to the aft section of the
ship, where the two
captains are checking out the two main
in large rotating bubble turrets.
The old boy says you two should get
some rest. You've got some time
before they catch up to us.
Han notices the packs containing the young
Better store the boys in a lifepod.
Secure them well.
He heads back toward the bridge, followed
by Oxus. Valor
carries the two mircropacks to a lifepod
and straps them in.
He checks Oeta's energy supply.
It is low. Zara approaches
Couldn't we let them out now?
It's better this way. Things are
going to get rough.
Will we make it? Is there any
hope? Stay with me. I love
Captain Valor is slightly shocked at this
princess starts to cry and clings to him
No-one is going to die, so stop acting
like a child and start behaving like a
queen. What is this silly talk of
You belong to the people of Townowi
my job is to return you to them, nothing
more. Now straighten up and get
She's deeply hurt by his callousness.
She breaks away from
him and runs down a hallway into a lifepod.
He is tired
and angry at the whole incident.
111. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
C-3 guides the starship toward the Ophuchi
general watches the computer readout estimate
of the royal hunter destroyers.
Hostile craft will intercept at
112. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
Captain Valor rests in one of the lazercannon
pod bays. He
is thinking about Zara. Slowly,
a smile creeps across his
face. He makes a decision, jumps
up and hurries down a
hallway. He taps on the lifepod
bulkhead and Oxus opens
the door. Valor is surprised.
What is it?
Where is Zara?
She went forward. What's going
on with you two?
I love her.
You're asking for trouble. She's
Do you know what you're saying?
I don't care. I've got to talk ...
Oxus just shakes his head, but before Valor
can finish his
sentence, the ship is rocked by a bombardment
torpedoes. The intercom squawks
SKYWALKER (over intercom)
Get to those guns!
Captain Valor and Oxus rush to the lzercannons
and jump into
the protective suits and helmets.
113. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
Han enters the bridge and sits before a
fire control center.
The general sits in a chair slightly
behind and above C-3,
directing the robot pilot.
Turn around! Let's face them.
A-2, sitting quietly in a corner, watches
as C-3 punches
new information into the computer and
the giant starship
swings around in a sharp circle.
Several torpedoes explode
near the ship. The general switches
on the intercom.
You boys ready?
114. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
The captains adjust the lazercannon controls
in front of
them and check in with the general.
They should be within range in
Captain Valor adjusts his giant lazer ack-ack
searching his electronic tracking screen
for the hunter
destroyer. Oxus is having a problem
with one of the
rotating mechanisms on the huge gun.
He curses, climbs
out of the chair, and attempts to fix
My vertical rotating circuits are
The princess straps herself into a small
lifepod. Only the
slightest hint of concern or worry shows
in her face. She
listens to her protectors relay instructions
as the enemy
115. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
The starship shudders as the hunter destroyers
Han relays the ship's status to the general
as C-3 struggles
to keep up with the barrage of orders.
We're losing deflectors three
thirty-one and ten forty-two.
SKYWALKER (to C-3)
Cut hard to maridian nine zero
six. Level to three degrees.
(into the intercom) We're
coming under one. Wait for my
116. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
The constant flashing of deflected lazer
bolts reflect in
the interior of the lazercannon bubble.
rechecks his firing swithces. Oxus
adjusts his headphones
and lowers a glare reflector. He
raps on the power rotation
circuits and gives them a little
test burst. The pod
instantly rotates a few degrees.
The large starship heads
directly toward the three enemy ships
and at the last moment
dives under the attacking craft.
Valor watches the smaller
crafts pass overhead, aching to open fire.
He calls Oxus on
I've got no signal. I'm on
target. What's wrong? What
is he waiting for? I've got
an open shield.
The three royal craft are firing incessantly
at point blank
Wait for the signal.
But Captain Valor has a perfect shot and
he can't wait. He
squeezes the trigger and the giant lazercannon,
with a burst
of smoke and electrical charge, opens
up on the enemy craft.
Moments later, the signal lights flash
on and Oxus commences
firing on the receding hunter-destroyers.
Two of the royal
craft break off, and prepare for another
attack run. The
third is hit by a concentrated barrage
from the two captains
and begins spinning out of control until
it finally explodes.
Oxus gives the victory wave, which Justin
These moments of triumph are broken by
Captain Valor, next run you wait for
my signal. We haven't much power
spare on your inaccurate grandstanding!
Justin's pride is wounded. He resets
his accelerators as
the two remaining hunter-destroyers begin
a second run.
117. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
Han turns to the general.
We have a weakened shield on the
Warn Captain Valor. Get him out
there. (to C-3) Change your
heading by point five.
118. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
Princess Zara listens to Han warn Valor.
Your shield power is down. Abandon
that position and seal that section.
Report! Captain, do you hear me?
Zara becomes worried that something has
happened to Justin.
The young captain switches off the intercom
signals to Oxus that the system has gone
dead. Before Oxus
can answer, the two hunter-destroyer spacecraft
them once again. Lazer bolts flash
all around them. The
general's signal flashes on, and the captain
return the fire. One of the royal
its fire on Valor's weakened gunport.
A direct hit blows
open a hole in the turret and everything
that isn't bolted
down is sucked into outer space, including
He bangs against the side of the starship,
held only by a
The princess hears Oxus explain Valor s
rushes back to help him. She is
stopped by a pressure
locked door leading to the gun emplacement.
119. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
The general orders C-3 to swing the spacecraft
start a new attack. He turns to
Use the aft port. See what you can
do for Valor.
A-2 hurriedly waddles out of the bridge.
C-3 and Han
simultaneously turn to the general.
More craft approaching!
It looks like at least six or seven.
The general studies the radar scopes and
then checks a
galactic map displayed on one of the monitors.
Change course to three point one.
That will head us directly into
the path of the Norton Asteroid
That asteroid belt is too dense
to pass through. The ship won't
We'll never defeat them in combat.
It's our only chance to lose them.
C-3 punches in new coordinates and
the starship veers away
toward the treacherous asteroid belt.
120. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
Oxus fires on one of the two hunter-destroyers
pacing the rebel starship. Captain
tries to pull himself back inside the
spacecraft. The enemy
craft maneuvers wildly in an attempt to
get into a better
position to fire on Valor. Oxus
blasts away until the royal
spacecraft spews forth equipment and personnel,
and eventually explodes.
A-2 wobbles along the exterior of the ship
until he reaches
the stranded captain. He attaches
a new lifeline to the
young Dai's spacesuit and makes his way
back inside the
wounded craft. Valor is pulled to
safety just as the star-
ship enters the asteroid belt. A
barrage of small and large
asteroids begins to pelt the ship, causing
a great deal of
SKYWALKER (over intercom)
Secure yourselves. We may have to
eject. Abandon the turrets.
The princess rushes back to her lifepod
and straps herself
in. Oxus and A-2 help Valor make
his way out of the lazer-
cannon turrets and through a series of
locks, to the life-
121. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
The asteroids hit hard. The ship
is buffeted to and fro as
the general, Han, and C-3 struggle into
like lifepods. The royal hunter-destroyer
closest to the
rebel ship explodes in the on-rush of
The new reinforcement hunter-destroyers
turn back and give
up the pursuit. They disappear from
the tracking monitors.
The asteroid bombardment becomes almost
lights begin to flash. Extending
foils, antennae, and arma-
ment pods are scraped away from the starship
hull. A base-
ball sized hole is punched through the
hundreds of objects are sucked into space.
A large locker
eventually plugs the opening. The
starship and her passengers
shudder and sway under the punishment
of the asteroid storm.
The ship is breaking up.
We're almost clear of the storm.
We'll never make it. Eject.
The general watches the computer monitor
as the starship
emerges from the far side of the asteroid
We're approaching one of the
We've got to achieve orbit.
We'll never make it.
The starship heads for a small blue-green
planet in the
122. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
Captain Valor was considerably shaken in
the destruction of
his lazerturret. He is slightly
dazed as Oxus straps him
into a lifepod with A-2.
OXUS (to A-2)
You watch him. Make sure this
pod gets off all right.
A-2 nods and Oxus moves to the second
lifepod and straps
himself in next to the princess.
Will he be all right?
I think so. His feelings for
you are dangerous. You should
She is surprised that Valor has any feeling
for her but
keeps her emotions to herself.
123. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - YAVIN ORBIT
The general is strapped into the lifepod
with the two
micropacks containing the young princes.
Han and C-3 are
in the second lifepod.
We're in orbit.
We've got to eject now! Those reactors
won't hold much longer. This ship's
going to end up in a million little
pieces and I don't want to be one
All lifepod systems are operative.
SKYWALKER (into intercom)
If you boys are ready back there,
we'll get off this bucket.
All systems operative. I
have the signal.
All systems operative. We
have the signal.
Han salutes the general and his lifepod
from the crippled starship. He is
quickly followed by
124. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - YAVIN ORBIT
A-2 pushes the jettison switch but
nothing happens. Cap-
tain Valor slowly and with some difficulty
switch two or three times. Nothing
happens. He begins to
look a little worried.
A-2 (into intercom)
We've got a problem. Wait a
A-2 pushes the switch again and the
lifepod blasts off in
a cloud of smoke and debris. Oxus
also seems to be having
a problem. Half the lights on his
control panel have gone
dead. He struggles to reactivate
My power's out!
SKYWALKER (over intercom)
Is it a faulty switch?
No. The whole bank is out.
Oxus gives the princess a reassuring look,
then punches some
information into the computer. The
monitor flashes: "Income
line main power." He looks outside
the lifepod and sees a
I've found it.
You haven't much time. The
auxiliary units have already
Oxus scrambles out of the lifepod and rushes
over to the
severed connector. He works on it
for a few moments, then
stops with a rather defeated look.
The princess watches
him as he tries to think of a solution.
A great explosion
is heard in the forward part of the ship.
125. LIFEPODS - SPACE - YAVIN ORBIT
The two lifepods containing the general,
Han and C-3 drift
away from the disabled starship.
Where's Captain Valor?
I can't see him either.
Captain Valor uses the small rockets on
his lifepod to
maneuver back toward the burning starship.
He can hear the
general over the intercom.
Captain Valor, where are you?
Valor reaches down and switches off the
126. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - YAVIN ORBIT
Oxus appears to have found a solution to
his situation and
rushes back to the princess. He
reaches in and locks on the
There is only one possible solution
and we must use it. Lock the hitch
and make sure it is sealed.
But what of...?
Another explosion creates a large bulge
in the wall of the
We've no time!
He slams the hatch shut and runs to the
Smoke begins to fill the chamber, as Oxus
slams a large
metallic dampening tool across the damaged
minals, and the lifepod jettisons away.
127. LIFEPODS - SPACE - YAVIN ORBIT
The princess jettisons free, as Captain
Valor moves toward
the crippled ship. Zara calls the
general on the intercom.
I'm all right, but Clieg is
still on board.
Captain Valor, stay out of
With a rumble, the starship disappears
in a spectacular
explosion, sending debris in all directions.
his lifepod and it starts to drift.
He is weeping. Han
and the general watch the remains of the
Captain Valor, stay near Zara.
Use your beacon. Coordinate
Valor's intercom is weak and there is a
great deal of static.
The lifepods drift toward the awesome
surface. The general loses sight
of the other lifepods as
they descend through the cloud cover.
Captain, I'm losing your beacon.
Send me a new signal.
All he gets is static. The planet
surface rushes toward the
falling lifepods. Retrorockets automatically
kick in and
slow the pods. Two of the small
craft break through the
brown clouds and land in the dense, steaming
sky is a strange light brown color.
128. VINE JUNGLE - YAVIN
The general's lifepod crashes through the
foliage until it
comes to rest in the middle of a large
He grabs the two micropacks and climbs
out of the lifepod
and onto a large moss-covered limb.
Han and C-3 run to the
base of the huge tree.
Are you all right?
Fine. Any signal from Captain
Nothing yet. I think they landed
The general attaches a thin cable from
his utility belt to
the tree trunk and slides to the
ground. Han takes the
micropacks from him. The general looks
around at the jungle.
This is dangerous country. We'd
The wildlife in the Forbidden System
is extremely hostile. Perhaps we
should seek shelter?
Han inspects the power units of the micropacks.
Puck's unit is very low. I can't
tell if the unit is still functioning.
We have to find a place to revive
them. We'll start moving south.
should find protection along that
The general grabs one of the micropacks
and starts off into
the murky jungle. Han and C-3 quickly
follow. The jungle
is a strange and eerie fog-laiden purgatory.
unnatural sounds permeate this ghostly
is cautious and on the alert for an unseen
129. FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS - YAVIN
Captain Valor's lifepod is also caught
in the limbs of a
gargantuan tree. The lifepod has
been ripped in half by the
crash landing. The unconscious Dai
hangs half out of the
damaged craft. A two-foot high insect-like
down a branch and onto the back of the
dormant warrior. The
insect lets out a chilling hissing sound
and a slimy tube
emerges from its hairy mouth, waking Valor.
He is immediately
aware of the insect. His eyes are
open but he doesn't move.
Suddenly with one quick blow he knocks
the creature against
the side of the spacecraft and it is squashed
Captain Valor is a little groggy but he
manages to climb
out of the wreckage. He looks around
Valor turns and sees the little robot hanging
upside down, one
of his three feet caught in a vine.
He lifts A-2 out of his
predicament and places him securely on
a wide limb.
Did you see Zara?
She landed on the other side of those
trees, approximately eight hundred
Well, come on, old buddy. Let's
ourselves out of this tree.
130. VINE JUNGLE RIDGE - YAVIN
The general, Han, and C-3 reach a shallow
cave near the top
of a steep ridge. They quickly pull
off the micropacks and
place them on a clear piece of ground
at the mouth of the
SKYWALKER (to Han)
Check out the inside. C-3, stand
guard. Keep you eye on the country-
He looks at the power units on the micropacks
and shakes his
head with a worried look. Han returns
from a survey of the
inside of the cave.
It doesn't go very far. There's
nothing back there.
Help me with this.
Han helps the general lift the top from
the case containing
Puck, the younger of the two princes.
The small boy appears
lifeless as the general pulls him from
his encasement and
rests him on the cave floor. Han
pulls a small respirator
out of the micropacks and places it over
the boy's nose. The
general attaches two electrodes over his
He doesn't look good.
The little prince begins to turn blue.
The general grows
tense. Puck starts to regain consciousness
coughing and choking, then goes limp again.
quickly props Puck's mouth open with a
small plastic rod and
checks the reading on his powerpack.
We need more power. Tap off Oeta
He then places Puck's arms behind his back
and starts pressing
on his chest with sharp, rhythmic movements.
new electrodes to the boy's heart.
Puck again comes to,
choking and coughing. Finally, he
begins to cry. The general
takes the plastic tube from Puck s mouth
and tenderly pats
him on the back.
Let's get Oeta out of there. He
shouldn't be a problem.
131. FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS - YAVIN
Valor slams closed the hatch of Princess
In the distance the subhuman cries of
lonesome tree beasts
cut through the forest murmur.
Perhaps she went in search of
Valor studies the ground around the capsule.
There are a
great many footprints and much broken
Someone's got her. She put up
quite a fight. It's an easy
trail to follow.
132. VINE JUNGLE RIDGE - YAVIN
Both Oeta and Puck are sleeping restlessly
on the floor of
the cave. Han watches over them
as the general scans the
valley below with a pair of electrobinoculars.
It's about fourteen degrees below
the horizon...a little to the left.
The electrobinoculars sweep the rich green
they come to rest on a bright reflection
type of structure.
It's too small to be a military
base. Could belong to a trapper.
It's on the way. Perhaps we
Little Oeta wakes up with a giant yawn.
Hey! Where are we?
133. FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS - YAVIN
The gargantuan trees are shrouded in mist,
and the ominous
sounds of unearthly creatures fill the
air. Captain Valor
moves quietly and cautiously, followed
by A-2, who
inadvertently makes a loud clicking sound.
warrior stops and motions to the stubby
Wait here. If I don't return by
zero two hundred, come looking
The mechanical dwarf acknowledges with
his computer light.
Valor moves swiftly and silently forward,
until he hears
laughing and voices. He climbs up
the bankside of a huge
tree and inches his way out onto one of
the huge overhanging
branches. Below him he can see a
group of scruffy alien
trappers sitting around a nutron stove,
joking and telling
stories. Parked on either side of
the group are two large,
tank-like jungle-crawlers. Behind
the crawlers, five Jawa s
(huge gray and furry beasts) hang upside
down in a tree.
Occasionally they thrash about in great
anger and frustration.
The trappers speak in a strange language,
and although they
appear slightly human, they are slimy,
looking creatures. Two of the trappers
yell at each other
in a friendly argument. One shirtless
creature goes into a
crawler and the remaining eight laugh
Valor moves further out on the limb to
get a better view. A
couple of pieces of bark break loose,
and float a hundred
feet to the ground. The trappers
fail to notice. Moments
later, the shirtless trapper emerges from
the crawler with
the princess held unconscious and half
naked over his head.
Valor's rage knows no bounds. With
a terrifying Dai war cry,
the young captain jumps from the tree,
sails over a hundred
feet, and with great agility, lands in
the middle of the
startled trappers. In one continuous
rapid motion, he ignites
his lazersword and cuts down three of
the vile creatures. The
shirtless trapper swings the princess
over his shoulder and
runs back into the huge jungle crawler.
Two other trappers
reach for their pistols, but the Dai has
killed them before
their weapons can clear leather.
The three remaining
creatures have their pistols out and start
erupt all around Valor. One blast
hits the branch holding
the Jawa s and they collapse with
a loud screech in a heap.
One of the trappers is caught in the crossfire
and is blown
When the smoke clears Valor lies
unconscious amid the
burning rubble. The jungle crawler
begins to move out of the
camp. The last two trappers run
after it. One is able to
jump on board, but the second trapper
runs too close to the
now freed Jawas. Boma, one of the
furry giants, grabs him
and snaps him in two, like a stick of
wood. The jungle
crawler disappears in the forest mist.
The eight foot Boma,
who resembles a huge, gray bushbaby with
fangs, struggles to free his companions.
Valor regains semi-consciousness, and attempts
to get up, only
to groan and collapse back into unconsciousness.
gather around him and poke him a couple
of times to see if
he is still alive. They squawk and
jabber, apparently in
some kind of argument. Finally,
Wann, the largest of the Jawas
picks up Valor and puts him over his shoulder.
disappears into the jungle foliage.
134. TREE HOUSE - FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS
Han and C-3 carry the two little boys on
The general stops on the edge of a clearing
and motions for
the others to be still. Oeta turns
around and signals his
little brother to be quiet. On the
opposite side of the
clearing, a small metal structure is attaached
to one of the
huge trees. It is a small, weatherbeaten
hut of futuristic
design. It appears deserted.
The general cautiously
approaches the structure.
Howdy stranger. What can I offer
The general spins around and sees Huu Tho,
an aged and scruffy
I'm Huu Tho of Bastine.
The general takes the old man's extended
I'm Luke Skywalker of Townowi.
He signals for the others to join him in
135. WOOKEE CAMP - YAVIN
The small caravan of Jawas, led by Boma,
enters a small
clearing surrounded by many bark and mud
Jawas race ahead of the group, yelling
and running in and
out of the grubby little dwellings.
Jawas of all ages and sizes make their
way into the clearing.
Many stand dumbfounded, but others let
out a joyful scream
and rush up to members of the group, hugging
and kissing them.
Wann dumps the unconscious captain on a
raised area in the
middle of the clearing. Armed Jawas
immediately surround the
helpless human. Boma enters the
largest of the lodges. He
is greeted by his father, Auzituck, chief
of the Kaapauku
tribe. He is an old and feeble Jawa
dressed in royal skins
136. INTERIOR - ANTHROPOLOGIST HUT - YAVIN
Anthropologist Tho, the general, Han and
the children sit
around a large table eating. Tho
yells into the kitchen.
Beru! Where's the thanta sauce?
BERU THO, Kuu's warm plump wife, enters
carrying a small
pitcher. She smiles at Kuu.
I swan! I put it right here in
front so you'd see it. (to Han)
Here's some bum bum extract.
It's very mild.
THO (to general)
There are no settlers to the south
since the Dau family was wiped out.
I'm afraid I couldn't even get in
there to bury them. Those Jawas
are the fiercest critters I've ever
run across. A new tribe moved in
down there about a year ago and
it's been hell ever since. Only
Yourellian trappers venture in
there now and many of them don't
even come back.
Where's the nearest city?
No cities at all, only a few
scattered settlers and -- one
royal outpost. But the troops
are of no help. They kill and
plunder rather than protect.
Enough. If your friends landed
farther south, I'd fear for them.
How far is the outpost from here?
Five leagues...an oppressive
What class is it? How many
It's very small, a class two.
Only ten or twelve starraiders,
Beru fusses over the boys, who refuse to
eat their vegetables.
She makes up a game which tricks
them into eating. The
general ponders the situation. Han
eats like he hasn't eaten
137. JAWA CAMP - YAVIN
Captain Valor is surrounded by Jawas.
Young ones push through
to get a better look, as the adults jabber
and argue about the
human. Valor regains consciousness
with a groan, and a sudden
hush sweeps over the gathering.
Valor staggers to his feet,
and the group of Jawas back away en masse.
The young dai
surveys the situation for a few moments.
The Jawas appear
to be frightened of this brave warrior.
He reaches for his
weapons but they are gone.
Three guards with long spears
attempt to contain Valor. With a
loud shout, he lunges at
them and they give him a little room.
Jommillia, a large
ferocious Jawa, steps forward. He
says something to the
guards and they quickly move away.
He struts before Captain
Valor, boasting and taunting him with
his spear and battle
ax. The captain studies the Jawa
warrior as he paces back
and forth, his helmet plumes dancing and
chest armor jangling.
Without warning, Valor lets out another
loud yell, startling
Jommillia into backing off. Captain
Valor continues his
verbal assault, calling the uncomprehending
Jawa all manner
of vile and degrading things. Jommillia
continues to back
into the surrounding crowd, momentarily
confused by this odd
behaviour. Slowly, Jommillia begins
to grin. He takes a
defensive stance, then begins to laugh
stops Valor. The giant Jawa swings
his deadly double-bladed
battle ax over his head and expertly throws
it directly at
the young captain's head. To the
amazement of Jommillia and
the other Jawas, Captain Valor, with Dai
Nogas skill and
concentration, catches the ax in mid-air,
then charges his
Jommillia is caught off-guard, but manages
to block Valor's
attack with his spear. The two warriors
engage in a savage
and fantastic duel. Valor cuts the
Jawas spear in half, but
is hit along the side of the head by the
shaft and is momentaril
dazed. The battle ax is knocked
from his hands. He grabs the
spear shaft and rams the giant creature
in the belly. A loud
command from outside the crowd stops the
fight. The Jawas
part, revealing Boma and his father, who
approach the two
warriors. Jommillia bows before
his chief, and is commanded
to move away. Boma speaks to Valor.
The captain doesn't
understand, but welcomes the chance to
catch his breath.
Boma then presents his father, who steps
forward and bows
before the mighty Dai. Boma bows
also as the crowd of Jawas
chatter in disbelief. When the chief
and his son rise, Valor
bows before them. This pleases the
Jawas and they screech
138. TREE HOUSE - FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS
Mr. and Mrs. Tho stand on the balcony of
their tree house
with C-3 and the two little princes, Oeta
and Puck. Han and
the general emerge with large survival
backpacks and multi-
SKYWALKER (to C-3)
We'll call for you when we've found them.
Your orders are quite clear. The
boys will be quite safe.
Don't worry. The patrols never
come out this far. We'll take good
care of the boys.
Your kindness will surely be
Just be careful out there.
He pats Skywalker on the back as the old
Dai and the ever
faithful Han descend from the tree house.
At the base of
the huge tree, the warriors climb aboard
two small rocket
THO (yelling down to them)
They're pretty old. I hope they'll
be all right!
Out here they're a wonderment.
C-3 and the kids wave as the jelsticks
start with a whine.
They idle about five feet above the ground.
Good hunting! May the force of
others be with you.
Han and the general wave as they ride off
into the foreboding
139. JAWA CAMP - YAVIN - NIGHT
A beautiful but frenzied fire festival
is underway. Jawas
perform the Waita Tar dance, and yodel
in a barking fashion
around a large fire. The female
Jawas arrive, carrying
torches and move in a circle around
the males. The giant
creatures are too involved to notice little
A-2 make his way
around the dancers. The stubby robot
stops near one of the
mud huts and looks around.
He then wobbles off toward the
large chief's quarters and enters.
- Dissolve -
140. JAWA CAMP - YAVIN - MORNING
A-2 exits the chief's hut and looks around.
It is a quiet
gray morning. A low mist hangs over
the now deserted
clearing. He turns and signals back
into the hut. Captain
Valor cautiously emerges from the mud
house. He wears a
crude backpack and carries a large battle
ax. They start
across the clearing. Suddenly, out
of nowhere, Boma is
standing before them. He says nothing,
but scratches his
head and then circles around Captain Valor.
We are leaving. We must go.
The huge Jawa kneels and bows down in front
of the young Dai.
Valor looks down and smiles.
Rise my friend. We will meet
Valor walks toward the jungle and Boma
scurries ahead of him
and bows down once more.
What does he want?
Valor shakes his head and rubs his several
days growth of
beard. He leans down toward Boma.
Stand up so we can talk properly.
Boma jabbers in a questioning fashion.
I am grateful to you and your
people, but I must go. I wish
you understood me. I would
make things so much easier.
Valor turns away, and begins to walk toward
the jungle again.
Boma gets to his feet and runs after the
Dai, following a few
paces behind. Valor notices the
Jawa following them and
shakes his head.
141. FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS - TRAPPER
SIGHT - YAVIN
The bodies of the killed trappers are covered
insects. A lazer explosion erupts
in the middle of the slimy
creatures and they scatter into the underbush.
Han and the
general turn over one of the dead trappers.
They ran into something.
It's strange they left their
The constant cacophony of jungle creatures
The two warriors scan the jungle for possible
draws his lazerpistol. The cacophony
starts again as the
general ignites his lazersword.
Two or three moving this way
from the east.
He listens more closely for a few moments.
Captain Valor and A-2 break out of the
dark foliage into the
clearing. He waves to Han and the
general. A-2 waddles a
few paces behind. Boma sees the
humans and stops at the
edge of the jungle. He watches as
Captain Valor and the
general carry on an animated conversation.
Han sees the
Jawa lurking in the shadows.
You were followed.
He wouldn't stay. He's the one I
Han calls out to Boma in the Jawa's own
language and the
huge lumbering creature approaches the
group. Han and the
Jawa talk for a few moments, then embrace
as if they were
old friends. Captain Valor is surprised.
HAN (to Valor)
This is Boma, son of Auzituck,
Prince of the Sawas - a very
powerful tribe. It seems they've
made you a god.
The general smiles. Captain Valor
142. VINE JUNGLE RIDGE - YAVIN
Captain Valor joins the general on a ridge
royal outpost of Mavassi. All that
can be seen of the
fortress is a lone guard standing on a
small pedastal jutting
out above the dense jungle.
Their trail leads directly to the
outpost. Patrols are probably
out looking for us by now.
Finding her in there isn't going
to be easy.
Getting in there is going to be
impossible, but we could sure
use those starships.
Captain Valor spots something moving in
the jungle. He scans
the area with his electrobinoculars.
Something's going on down there.
Han moves up next to Valor, followed closely
Your eyes are better than mine.
What do you make of that?
They look like Jawas, hundreds
Han turns and speaks to Boma, gesturing
toward the movement
far below in the jungle.
Apparently it's a siege. They've
been harassing the outpost for
almost two years.
Have they ever tried to take the
Han relays this to Boma.
He says they've made several
assaults, but they are no match
for the weapons.
It's only a class three fortress.
Maybe they just need a little
Captain Valor grins, and Han says something
to Boma, who
becomes excited and screeches loudly.
143. INTERIOR - TREE HOUSE - YAVIN
The incoming signal alarm on the anthropologist's
system wails through the calm of the tree
dragging an eight-legged, furry rodent,
rushes up to the
old radio and flips the receiver.
I'm reading yah. Go ahead.
Oeta, how are you getting along?
Great! I caught a thumper, a
really big one. Its name is
He yanks on the leash, and the furry beast
lets out a
Good, Oeta. How's your brother?
Are you taking good care of him?
Oh, sure. He's out collecting
"abas" with Huu and Beru. I'm
in charge here. Did you find
Not yet. We'll be away for a
while. You mind Tho until we
return. May the force of others
be with you.
All right. Take care.
C-3 enters the room carrying a plate of
steaming food. Oeta
turns the radio off and puts the receiver
away. A crashing
sound and voices are heard in the clearing
Come and eat your dinner.
They're back! They're back!
The furry rodent jumps up onto its eight
stubby legs and
rushes over to the door, but stops short
and begins to growl.
Oeta stops behind the creature.
What is it, Amber?
Oeta peeks out the window, and sees a patrol
of six royal
stormtroopers climbing out of an airtank.
He ducks back
and tugs Amber away from the door.
Quiet, Amber. Come here. Come
Troopers. We must hide. Stay
Oeta and the robot scramble for a trap
door near a large
shelf. The troops begin to climb
the ladder to the tree
house. The trap door is heavy, and
the robot and the little
boy struggle to get it open. The
troops break in the door
just as C-3 closes the trap door.
The troopers are led by
a rough looking sergeant. They poke
around, tearing every-
thing apart. Oeta struggles to keep
Amber quiet. Suddenly,
he realizes something.
The sergeant takes the bowl of food from
the table and
studies it. He then takes a small
chrome ball from his
pocket and tosses it into the air.
Antennae shoot from
its surface as it floats around the room.
hovers over the trap door. A sinister
grin sweeps across
the sergeant's face as he moves over to
the trap door and
puts the chrome ball back into his pocket.
C-2 puts his arm around Oeta, who is desperately
the struggling thumper. All the
movement above them stops
and Oeta looks to the robot.
They're still up there. Stay
The silence continues, then suddenly the
trap door swings
open with a loud bang. Amber breaks
away from Oeta and
attacks the sergeant. One of the
other troopers cuts the
thumper in half with his lazersword.
The sergeant pulls
Oeta out of his hiding place. Oeta
stares at the dead
Well, well! Here's one of them,
anyway. Send seekers in all
directions. Find the others!
144. VINE JUNGLE RIDGE - YAVIN
The general sits at the head of the large
pushing small markers around. Han
explains what the general
is doing to ten or fifteen Jawa chiefs
gathered around the
table. Occasionally, Boma puts in
a word of further explana-
tion or answers a question. Captain
Valor sits back silently
watching the Jawa warriors and listens
to the general's plan.
... then they pull back to here.
That's where the trap will be set.
No-one must advance. An assault
on the perimeter is useless. Our
only hope is to use their weapons
The general pauses while Han and Boma translate.
Once we acquire those tanks, our
prime object must be to secure the
starship. No-one must escape.
145. IMPERIAL OUTPOST - VINE JUNGLE - YAVIN
Three officers run along a row of giant
airtanks to a perimeter
bunker. There, two stormtroopers
are watching the jungle.
When the officers arrive, the troopers
let them look through
the powerful mounted electrobinoculars.
One of the troopers
points out several areas in the dense
146. INTERIOR - CONTROL ROOM - ROYAL OUTPOST
A trooper sitting at an elaborate control
panel turns to an
officer watching a monitor system.
A large concentration of trestuals
at point E-2.
Alert squads one through six.
147. VINE JUNGLES - OUTPOST PERIMETER -
The general stands in a clearing surrounded
by many armed
Jawas carrying large shiny shields.
Han moves back and forth,
barking orders to the assembled creatures.
SKYWALKER (to Han)
We're ready. Give them the signal.
Han motions to a young Jawa, who takes
off, running through
148. ROYAL OUTPOST - VINE JUNGLE
Three large airtanks slowly move toward
the outpost perimeter.
The tank pilots sit on the hatch rims
of the ponderous weapons,
studying the movements of the Jawas.
The tank personnel talk
to one another on an intercom system.
There is a large concentration,
red two by X-S. Let's break
The pilots slip into the tanks and close
the hatches. The
tanks open up with a barrage of lazerbolts
which create a
wall of explosions. The Jawas retreat,
and the tanks follow.
The tank crews track the fleeing creatures
electronic scopes, and laugh at the fleeing
149. VINE JUNGLE - OUTPOST PERIMETER -
The general stands on a limb of a jungle
tree, watching the
advancing tanks. Captain Valor is
on another branch a few
They've grown sloppy fighting
Jawas. The intrafazer systems
aren't on. They're in for a
Captain Valor flashes a signal mirror,
which is received by
a Jawa near the tanks. The Jawas
are in pairs and they hold
heavy stone wedges attached to woven vines,
which, in turn,
are fastened high in the trees.
When the tanks pass directly
under the Jawas, they let loose with the
pendulums. The wedges fly through
the air, neatly clipping
off the antenna groupings protruding from
the tops of the
150. INTERIOR - AIRTANK - VINE JUNGLE -
Several of the lights and monitors go dark
on the main control
panel. The pilot flips several switches
in a panic.
All high phasing units are out.
We've lost all contact.
Send out a ground signal!
Suddenly, all of the monitors go white,
and static fills the
crowded tank interior. An alarm
What is it?!!!
All signals, sensers, everything,
are coming right back to us. Some
kind of deflection screen. It's
Get out there and see if you can
The pilot pushes a button and the main
hatch slowly slides
151. VINE JUNGLE - OUTPOST PERIMETER -
The pilot pops out of the hatch and sees
two rows of Jawa
warriors holding reflective shields.
They form a circle
that totally encompasses the massive air
tank. Han shouts
a signal to a group of Jawas in another
tree, and they cut
loose a bent limb which is attached to
a noose around the
tank's hatch. The noose instantly
tightens around the pilot
and he is plucked from the tank and suspended
fifty feet in
the air. In an equally swift move,
Captain Valor drops a
small gas grenade into the open hatch.
It explodes and
engulfs the tank in a gray mist.
The Jawas let out a joyful yell, and charge
the tank. Han
yells at them to stop, but several make
it to the conquered
craft before the gas cloud dissipates
and they are felled by
the fumes. Valor waits until after
the smoke clears and
then jumps on the back of the immobile
Several signal mirrors flash their messages
to Han and the
That makes four captured.
Have them camouflaged. I'm
going with Captain Valor.
152. INTERIOR - AIRTANK - VINE JUNGLE -
Jawas are removing the tank crew as Valor
checks out the power
controls. The general slides through
the main hatch.
She's fine. We're ready to
Then let's go.
The general yells for the Jawas to clear
the tanks, and they
scramble out of the hatch.
153. VINE JUNGLE - OUTPOST PERIMETER -
The tank starts up with a loud roar, startling
resting on the mighty vehicle. Boma
yells at the warriors
and they fall a few feet behind the tank,
forming a shiny protective wall.
154. ROYAL OUTPOST - VINE JUNGLE - YAVIN
Several officers stand on a parked airtank
trying to get a
better view of the operation. A
light landspeeder pulls up
next to the group and a general gets out.
The officers snap
Can you see anything?
No, sir, but they've stopped
Communications still can't reach
Does anyone know what's going on?
I'm sure they've got them on the
A lazerbolt flashes out of the jungle and
destroys a guard
tower about a quarter of a mile from where
the men are
standing. Seconds later, the airtank
on which they are
standing explodes into a million pieces.
Out of the jungle
rumbles the captured airtank, driven by
Captain Valor and
followed by a column of Jawa warriors.
Alarms sound, troops rush from the low
block-houses, and a
battle rages inside the outpost.
Jawas with spears, axes,
and arrows mange to hold their own against
the lazer weapons
of the stormtroopers. Explosions
erupt everywhere as the
Jawas begin to use captured lazerrifles.
They are much
fiercer fighters than the soft royal troops.
155. INTERIOR - AIRTANK - OUTPOST - YAVIN
Captain Valor works the controls of the
airtank as the general
watches the monitors and works the lazerguns.
Swing left. They're trying to cut
156. STARSHIP RUNWAY - ROYAL OUTPOST -
Captain Valor maneuvers the airtank in
front of a line of
ten starships cutting off a platoon
of stormtroopers. The
troops open fire on the tank but
are cut down by a group of
Jawas who have moved in behind them.
Han and A-2 run up to
the tank as Valor and the general climb
out of the hatch.
We've taken the main control center.
All power units have been shut
down. They're helpless.
Have they found Zara?
They've taken her back to Townowi.
The ship left nor more than ten
SKYWALKER (to Han)
Set up a perimeter around these
starships. Use as many men as
157. STAFF OFFICE - ROYAL OUTPOST - YAVIN
Captain Valor and the general sit at a
large table in the
deserted office of the Royal Chief of
Staff. The room is
in a state of disarray; papers are
A-2 stands on a chair, projecting an image
of the "death
star" fortress orbiting Townowi, on the
... and are connected to the
central system by a series of
crossing networks similar to
section TB4 or F687.
The projection switches to a close-up view
of the transformer.
The general studies it carefully, then
leans back in his chair.
A-2 turns off the projector.
I'm not going to stop you, but I
think it's a reckless move. Even
if you could get in, you'd never
be able to get out. Just be patient.
We now have enough ships to attack
But no pilots.
Han and Boma enter the office.
Still no contact with Huu Tho
or the kids. I'm afraid some-
Have Boma send two of his best
warriors out there to get them.
Han relates this to Boma. The general
turns back to
Captain Valor, who watches Boma leave
They're fierce warriors but you'll
never teach them to fly.
The general gives him a stern look.
They'll fly and Townowi will be
May the force of others be with
The general embraces the young Dai.
Bring her back safely.
158. OUTPOST RUNWAY - STARSHIP - YAVIN
Captain Valor, dressed as an royal skyraider,
and A-2 climb
aboard one of the giant four-man starships.
A crowd of
Jawas lead by Boma give a rousing cheer
for the departing
Dai. Valor breaks into a smile and
waves to the joyous
warriors. The general watches the
proceedings from a bunker
turret. He is lost in thought.
159. SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
Three royal space transports dock inside
the huge artificial
moon. The smaller convoy starships
circle the larger craft
until the three ships are safely inside
the vast fortress.
160. CONFERENCE ROOM - INTERIOR SPACE FORTRESS
General Vader of the Royal Space Fleet,
hurries down a hall-
way, followed by a group of officers.
They enter the large
conference room where Zara is held under
heavy guard. She
appears well, but saddened. Vader
approaches her and bows
I pray you have been treated honorably?
I am your servant, Darth Vader.
won't be long before we will be able to
return you to your people. (to an
Are the chambers ready?
They are working on it, sir.
Zara stares defiantly at him. She
starts to speak, but a
powerful electric shock engulfs her body
and she whines
in extreme pain.
Just relax, and everything will be fine.
(to guards) Take her to section
Zara is forcibly taken from the room.
VADER (to officer)
What time do the doctors from Granicus
Sixty-five hours, sir.
Put all security stations on alert
until they arrive.
The officer salutes smartly and exits.
161. ROYAL OUTPOST - VINE JUNGLE - YAVIN
A huge air tank rumbles along the approach
to the royal
outpost. The pilot sits on the main
hatch of the tank,
talking to his crew by headphones.
Any contact yet?. It appears
deserted. I don't like it.
The tank enters the outpost perimeter and
from the recent battle comes into view
The pilot becomes
There has been an attack!
The tank comes to a grinding halt
but before it can start
up again it is surrounded by the
Jawa army. From out of
no-where a Jawa is on the back of the
airtank and has the
pilot in a powerful armlock.
A Jawa chieftan rushes from a bunker, followed
by an excited
jabbering warrior. They reach the
captured airtank just as
the last crewman is hauled out and
little Oeta pokes his
head out of the hatch. He is frightened.
brother Puck follows him out of the tank.
Below them, the
Jawas bully the captured crewmen.
What will they do to us?
I don't know but it don't look
C-3 pulls himself out of the airtank, followed
by Han Tho
and his wife. The Jawa chieftan
climbs on board and starts
to jabber at the group The
Jawa carries on for some time
gesturing wildly and continually pointing
at the sky. The
two boys are too scared to say anything.
Finally, the Jawa
kneels before them. C-3 politely
returns a short bow.
I don't get it.
The Jawa rises and again gestures skyward,
just then a starship
wildly buzzes the field, upside-down.
All the Jawas run for
cover. The chief Jawa points to
the crafts, and jabbers
162. INTERIOR - ROYAL STARSHIP - SKY OVER
Boma sits at the controls of a four-man
starship. His face
is a twisted combination of complete panic
and an awesome
religious experience. The general
sitting next to him
calmly switches a few buttons on the control
panel, as Han
watches from the seat directly behind
You'll get the hang of it.
Han also gives the Jawa a few words of
Now, let's see if we can get into
orbit. Push this, then ease her
Boma follows the instructions but
pulls back on the lever
too fast and the ship being to vibrate
and bounce violently.
Boma thinks it's funny and begins to laugh
becomes nervous and upset.
Not so fast. Back off! Back
Han yells at the Jawa, who can't respond
because he is
laughing so hard. The general pulls
back on the lever. Han
shakes his head and gives the general
a worried look.
Don't worry. Ignorance is on
Han is beginning to look a little sick.
He gets up and
rushes to the back of the ship.
163. ROYAL SPACE FORTRESS - DOCKING AREA
The canopy on the starship pops open and
A-2 and the young
Dai disguised as a starraider, climb
out onto the docking
platform. An officer and two groundcrew
approach him and
salute. Captain Valor hands him
I'm here to check the vent ports in
the rim tracks.
Your ship is from Yavin. We've
lost all contact with them. What's
going on out there?
There is a fierce invasion just east of
Bull Pup station. It's really a
The officer smiles and the ground crew
starts to check out
the starship. Valor heads for the
main docking exit, followed
by A-2. He remembers something as
he passes the control
station and calls out to the officer.
Do you mind if I use your com-link?
No. Go ahead.
Valor walks into the small control area
and pretends to talk
on an intercom system.
JUSTIN (to A-2)
Find the highest security area.
A-2 punches his claw arm into a computer
socket and the brain
comes to life, feeding information to
the little robot.
Captain Valor watches the officer as he
directs the crewmen
in the securing of the starship.
A-2 removes his arm from
the computer and the duo leave the control
Station 325 is the highest security
area on board. It's a detention
They disappear into a chamber lock hallway.
164. ELEVATOR TUBE - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
Valor, trying to look inconspicuous, waits
for a horizontal
elevator. Troops and fortress personnel
come and go, but
no-one seems to pay any attention to the
pair. Finally a
small car arrives and Valor follows
A-2 into the podlike
vehicle and it takes off through
a vacuum tunnel.
165. DETENTION AREA - SPACE FORTRESS -
Valor and A-2 enter a security station.
Guards and electronic
cutters are everywhere. An officer
approaches Valor and checks
The B-23 can't enter this station.
But I need him.
Sorry. No mechanical personnel.
Valor watches helplessly as A-2 is led
into a waiting area.
You may proceed but you'll have
to be escorted.
A trooper joins Valor and leads him through
a series of
hallways. Valor carefully surveys
the area as he follows
Mathusians just beat the PDRs again.
They should be in another league.
you follow the ecometrics?
The guard turns to discover that Captain
Valor has dis-
appeared. He is stunned, then manages
to pull out a small
Code six - alert.
166. STARSHIP RUNWAY - ROYAL OUTPOST -
Six Jawas sit before Han and the general,
listening to Han
explain something about space fighting.
Tho approaches the
We've made contact with the under-
ground on Townowi. Things are
tighter. They can only get one
man out. Datos is on his way.
We should be ready by the time he
Han turns to the general.
They're ready to go up.
The general makes a short statement to
the Jawas in their
own language. They let out a loud
cheer and run for the row
167. STARSHIP - SPACE - YAVIN
The general sits next to Boma as he leads
two other Jawa-
piloted starships in a tight formation.
They head for a
small cluster of asteroids orbiting near
the planet's surface.
The general quietly gives Boma some reassuring
Han leads a second formation of three
ships, following Boma s
group. The two formations of starships
make an attack run on
the asteroids. The general watches
as Boma lines up and fires
at an asteroid blowing it into a million
pieces. The general
smiles and slaps Boma on the back.
The Jawas excitedly
chatter among themselves over the intercom
168. DETENTION AREA HALLWAY - SPACE FORTRESS
A patrol of ten men marches through one
of the long hallways
in the detention area. They stop
at an intersection. The
officer in charge reports on the intercom.
Ben Five to Boma. All clear.
The troops relax; some stand in groups,
others wander a
distance away, poking into the various
running off the main hallway. One
trooper notices a small
reflected light in one of the narrow corridors
moves down the dark passageway to check
it out. Out of no-
where, a fist knocks the trooper unconscious
and drags him
into a small alcove.
The officer finishes his report on the
intercom and yells
for the troops to fall-in. Men scurry
in all directions
and out of a narrow corridor emerges Captain
in the uniform of a royal startrooper.
He joins the platoon
and they march away.
169. GENERAL'S QUARTERS - SPACE FORTRESS
General Vader and several officers watch
the progress of the
search on TV monitors. The general
speaks into an intercom.
Have them clear the area. Bring
in the seekers.
On the monitors the troops are assembled
in the main entry-
way and several small chrome balls are
thrown into the hall-
way. Small antennae pop from the
chrome surface and the
small balls float down the hallways.
Dodona, once a proud
legionnaire, enters wearing the uniform
of a stormtrooper.
He snaps to attention before the general
and hands him a
report. Vader gives Dodona a sly
Contact has been lost with the ship
carrying the doctors from Granicus.
The princess' treatment will have to
We've just trapped your old friend
Captain Valor. Watch us accomplish
what you found to be impossible.
Dodona is humiliated but stays at attention.
Vader gets an
emergency call on the intercom.
Yes. Yes. Put it on the view screen.
One of the TV monitors switches to an image
of the unconscious
trooper Captain Valor stripped.
Get me the Captain of the Guard.
170 DETENTION AREA - MAIN ENTRY -
SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
Three squads of troops, including Captain
Valor, stand at
attention in the main entrance to the
detention area, while
the Captain of the Guard gets new orders
over his head-
phones. Valor studies the situation
carefully, looking for
a way out of his predicament. The
Captain of the Guard calls
up the platoon sergeants and gives them
a series of orders.
They return to their squads and begin
to inspect the troops.
Valor begins to get worried.
The sergeant works his way down the line
until he gets to
the trooper next to Valor. He sees
no chance of escape, but
surprise. Suddenly, he bolts from
the ranks and races down
CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD
Ten troopers break out of the ranks and
take up the chase.
Captain Valor runs down a corridor and
rounds a corner,
reaching a dead end. The troops
round the corner and
confront the trapped Dai. The sound
of igniting lazer-
swords fills the hallway. Valor
takes a defensive stance,
his huge lazersword buzzing loudly.
The troops attack.
They fight with skill and bravery
but are eventually all
cut down by the invincible Dai warrior.
Captain Valor breaks away from the troops
and runs down a
long hallway. A safety door slides
shut, closing off his
escape. He turns around in time
to see another door seal
off the opposite end of the hallway.
Before he can make
any attempt to pry open the door, gas
fills the sealed
corridor. Valor collapses in a heap
on the floor.
171. GENERAL'S QUARTERS - SPACE FORTRESS
Vader laughs as he watches the unconscious
Valor on the TV
monitors. All of the other officers
in the room are laughing
and joking, except Dodona, who remains
grimly at attention.
VADER (to Dodona)
Take him to the special section.
Dodona salutes, and exits the offices.
Vader laughs again.
172. STARSHIP RUNWAY - ROYAL OUTPOST -
Nine gleaming starships sit in a row along
the edge of the
vast jungle runway. Bizarre and
colorful Jawa designs have
been painted across the large deflector
fins of the space-
craft. Some designs transform the
ships into huge and
grotesque animals, while others create
unique mosaic patterns.
The four-man Jawa crews stand proudly
at attention in front
of their ships. The general, along
with Han and the under-
ground leader, Datos, review the assembled
Jawas. In one of
the Jawa crews, a pilot is picking fleas
off the back of his
tail gunner. When the general passes
he snaps to attention.
There is a gleam in the general's eye
as he shows off his
strike force to the crusty old underground
they've inspected the last starship, Datos
turns to the
I'm speechless. It's amazing.
most impressive display. For the
first time since the take-over, I
feel real hope.
Will your people be ready?
Our forces have already started
sabotaging their com-link set
ups. A refugee camp on Mananyo
has been conducting raids on
shipping from Granicus. That's
how we intercepted those doctors.
SKYWALKER (to Han)
Get them in the ships. We're on
our way. (to Datos) Send the
173. DETENTION CELL - SPACE FORTRESS -
General Vader and Dodona watch as a medic
who has been strapped to an upright slab
He's coming round.
The medic backs away and throws the switch
the cutters. A blue glow surrounds
Valor as he wakes up
and sees Vader and Dodona.
For all the myths and the trouble
you don't seem like much.
He laughs and leaves Dodona alone in the
room with the young
Dai. Dodona appears sad and frustrated
at the capture of the
noble warrior. They stare at one
another for a few moments.
You were insane to come here. The
security on this...this thing is
impossible. Why? For her?
believe your loyalty is that strong.
You're a great warrior, but you're a
greater fool. This is a place for
androids - no codes, no honor. Our
ways are useless here. Why couldn't
you have stayed away?
He storms out of the cell. Captain
Valor struggles to free
174. SLUM DWELLING - GORDON SPACEPORT -
The young partisan, Occo, listens to a
small transmitter in
a secret closet behind the main room in
a slum dwelling. He
jumps up and runs into the main
room where Quist and
several other men are sitting around a
table covered with
maps and plans.
It's Datos. We've got the go
The men cheer and starts hugging and slapping
each other on
the back. Finally they settle
Go to your organizations. (to Occo)
What's the code time?
Zero three thirty.
May the force of others be with you.
The men solemnly shake hands and leave
175. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE - SPACE FORTRESS
Captain Valor stands on a small platform
Horus and the High Consul. His hands
are held behind his
back by electric bonds.
... and I'm sure the King will
enjoy your execution. I only
regret I won't be there myself.
This should end the Dai Nogas
myth once and for all. Take
him to Granicus.
Dodona steps forward with a squad of stormtroopers
escorts the prisoner away. Vader
and the governor seem
very pleased with themselves. Dodona
looks back in disgust.
176. CONTROL CENTER - SPACE FORTRESS -
In the large central control room, two
officers sit above
a row of monitors and giant readouts.
Look! That whole sector just
went dead. We're losing contact
with the surface. Use the IF
link and find out what's going
177. DOCKING AREA - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
Dodona halts the squad guarding Captain
Valor on an
observation deck overlooking a starship
Dodona reports to the officer in charge.
Where is the ship?
It's on its way in. It will just
be a few minutes.
Dodona returns to his squad and watches
the large starship
slowly move into the docking area.
He glances at Valor,
who stands defiant, ready to meet his
Dodona continues to study Valor.
The young Dai returns his
gaze. Slowly the spacecraft
locks onto the docking port
with a loud jolt. The troops snap
to attention but Dodona
grabs two lazerswords and in one swift
move switches off
Valor s bonds and tosses him one of the
assumes a defensive stance, as the troops
realize what has
happened and draw their swords.
The two warriors fight their way through
a side exit. The
door slides closed behind them, and Dodona
throws the lock,
trapping the troops on the observation
platform. They race
down the hallway and stop at an intersection.
This way! We can get a starship
and be out of here before they've
I'm not leaving without the princess.
It's impossible; there are traps
everywhere. You're mad!
Valor just grins and runs down the passageway
leading to the
detention area. Dodona rushes and
catches up. An alarm
signal wails through the hallways.
178. JAWA STARSHIPS - SPACE
The general leads three squads of starships
toward the glowing
planet of Townowi.
There she is. Activate your deflection
179. DETENTION AREA - SPACE FORTRESS -
Dodona talks with the Captain of the Guard.
He gestures wildly
like something important had happened.
Four troops run into
the central detention area leading the
bound princess. The
captain salutes Dodona and the legionnaire,
followed by the
four troops and Zara, leave the main area.
180. DETENTION HALLWAY - SPACE FORTRESS
Valor appears boldly at the end of the
hallway facing Dodona
and the troops.
The troops rush for Valor, swords drawn.
They are no match
for the skilled Dai. He makes short
work of them, as Dodona
frees the princess. The trio then
run into another hallway.
The princess embraces Valor.
We have only a few seconds before they
find us. All of these hallways are
Valor spots a small garbage chute on the
corridor wall. He
goes and looks into it.
Is this pressurized?
They're power sealed. We'll have to
find another way, or some way to shut
the power off.
They search the smooth-walled room for
182. GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - SPACE FORTRESS
Governor Horus watches General Vader as
he supervises the
hunt for Valor and Dodona. They
watch troops move through
the detention area via TV monitors.
Seekers buzz through
the hallways. The general gets a
report from an officer
on another monitor.
We've lost contact with the surface.
There is a good probability of an
uprising. Even the IF links are
Use a substandard relay and put all
units on alert.
The officer disappears from the monitor
and is replaced with
the Captain of the Guard.
All sections D through P-12 are clear.
We have reason to suspect they escaped
through the disposal system. We
checking. (he is interrupted by
excited trooper who tells him something)
We've found them in Receptacle B-29.
A red light flashes on one of the other
A controller appears on the second monitor.
Starships approaching, three squads
of royal design, but no clearance.
Full alert. Battle stations...
The general turns back to the Captain of
You should have them on your
Alarms sound throughout the fortress.
Lights flash a
182. GARBAGE RECEPTACLE - SPACE FORTRESS
A floodlight switches on revealing
Dodona and Valor
attempting to cut open the door.
The princess stands up
and stares into the floodlight.
Vader's voice comes over
I'm afraid I have no more time to
deal with you. A senseless and
futile attack by your friends has
forced me to take a rather un-
pleasant course of action. Your
execution will have to be expedited.
The intercom clicks off and a loud rumbling
begins to shake
the room. With a loud shriek, the
princess points to the
far wall; it has started to move
toward the trio. The
situation looks desperate.
183. SPACE - JAWA STARSHIPS - TOWNOWI
Lazerfire from the space fortress creates
a wall of death,
which the three squadron of Jawa starships
emerge through undamaged. The general
barks orders to the
Jawa craft and Boma and his squadron break
off and start an
attack dive. Lazerfire from Boma
s brightly colored ship
hits one of the prime power terminals
on the fortress sur-
face. It explodes, creating weird
electric arcs as it goes.
Han and the general also concentrate fire
on the distinctive
black power terminals. Two more
are destroyed in an arcing
spectacle. A chain reaction is set
off, creating a series of
explosions leaping across the surface
of the fortress from
power terminal to power terminal.
184. GARBAGE RECEPTACLE - SPACE FORTRESS
The shock of the explosion can be felt
over the rumbling of
the trash masher. The wall has moved
within a few yards of
squashing Dodona, Valor and the princess.
They are still
frantically trying to somehow stop the
relentless wall, to
no avail. The lights blink off,
then on again and the
moving wall rumbles to a halt. Zara
breathes a sigh of
They must have knocked the power
Dodona runs over to the door and
kicks it open. They rush
out of the would-be death trap.
185. SPACE - JAWA STARSHIPS - TOWNOWI
One of the Jawa starships is caught in
a crossfire and dis-
appears in a cloud of smoke. Another
ship for some unknown
reason dives headlong into the surface
of the fortress,
creating a huge explosion.
186. MAIN HALLWAY - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
Captain Valor, Dodona and the princess
are thrown to a hallway
floor by the explosion. They get
up and start down the hall-
way again. A voice calls out from
a connecting corridor.
Hey! Over there.
The trio turn and see little A-2 standing
at the other end of
the corridor. He waves his claw
arm at them and wobbles over
The power core has exceeded the
normal stress quotient by point
eight. The magnetic fusion pods
have evaporated. There appears
to be an immediate danger.
There is a lifepod station at the
other end of this section. Hurry.
The group followed by A-2, make a dash
for the lifepod,
but are knocked to the ground by another
rocks the hallway. A hole is ripped
in one wall, sucking
debris into space. Everyone holds
on to wall fixtures for
187. GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - SPACE FORTRESS
Aides and officers rush through the office,
as Vader tries
to keep things under control. Governor
Horus remains calm,
watching the progress of the battle.
Vader turns to the
They've pinpointed every terminal.
It's impossible. What are they?
Where did they come from? An
electromagnetic transfer has started.
There's no stopping it.
Continue the fight.
We've already lost control of the
planet. We must abandon ship while
there is still time. Conditions
much worse than...
Continue the fight. This fortress
is invincible. I will not give up.
A giant explosion sweeps through the office.
188. SPACE - JAWA STARSHIPS
The tiny starships race the chain reaction
the surface of the fortress. Lazerfire
is everywhere. One
of the starships skimming across the surface
lags behind and
is caught in an explosion and disappears.
Han! Get everyone out of here.
The whole thing's going to go.
Return to Gordon. Get them out.
Han relays the order to the Jawas, and
then starships pull
away from the crippled fortress.
189. MAIN HALLWAY - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
The group has made their way past the hole
in the wall and
are climbing into the lifepods.
Captain Valor helps the
princess into one, while Dodona and A-2
get into the other.
Warning sirens scream throughout the hallways.
run toward the lifepods, firing lazerpistols.
the fire, stopping the oncoming troops.
Hatches are closed
and the lifepods eject into space.
190. LIFEPODS - SPACE - TOWNOWI ORBIT
The two lifepods drift toward the calm
of the planet's
surface. Captain Valor and the princess
embrace and he
kisses her tenderly. They watch
the ominous fortress grow
smaller and smaller as they drift away.
Suddenly, a great
flash replaces the fortress and rubble
streaks past the
lifepods. Several giant explosions
follow, then there is
only a smoke cloud where the mighty fortress
191. THRONE ROOM - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
Queen Zara, in all her grandeur, sits on
throne of Townowi. Captain Valor
and the general stand to
her right. Several old advisors
stand to her left. Han
presents Boma and a delegation of Jawas
with a treaty,
gifts, and a medal of honor. They
bow and exit. Han moves
to one side of the crowded court.
Dodona stands next to
him. They watch as the two robots,
A-2 and C-3 approach
the Queen and bow.
Your service to Townowi is greatly
appreciated. You are designated
class A-4, and will serve Justin
Valor, the new Lord Protector of
The robots rise and exit through the long
entrance hall to
the throne. The Queen turns and
smiles at Valor and the
general. The general and Valor salute
their new Queen.