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                           THE STAR WARS
                                BY
                           GEORGE LUCAS

	  FIRST DRAFT                           LUCASFILM
	  JULY 1974                              LIMITED
FADE IN:
1.   SPACE
     A sea of stars is broken by the vast blue surface of 
     the planet, OGANA. Five small moons slowly drift into 
     view from the far side of the planet. The main 
     titles are followed by a roll-up:
            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.
     A small silver space craft emerges from behind one of 
     the Ogana moons.  The deadly little fightercraft 
     speeds past several of the moons, until it finally 
     goes into orbit around the FOURTH MOON.
2.   VALLEY OF COLORED LAKES- FOURTH MOON - OGANA
     A harsh gale blows across the bleak grey surface of 
     the Fourth Moon.  The blood red sky presses down on a 
     lone figure, JUSTIN VALOR, a tall, heavy-set boy of 
     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 sky.
     The heavy winds whip at the young boy and make the 
     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 multiplelazer 
     rifle.  Something in the sky catches his eye, and he
     instinctively grabs a pair of electrobinoculars from 
     his belt.  He stands transfixed for a few moments, 
     studying the heavens, then turns and rushes back in 
     the direction from which he came.
3.   SUPPLY HUT - FOURTH MOON - OGANA
     A damaged spacecraft, half buried in the dust, rests 
     next to the remains of an abandoned supply shack.  Justin
     makes his way across the colorless landscape and 
     rushes into the crumbling building.  The interior of 
     the hut is shabby, but manages to abate the howling 
     winds.  Seated in front of a thermoheater are Justin's
     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.
                       JUSTIN
            Dad!  Dad!  They've found us!
     Bink looks up from a small cube he has been studying. 
     His father whacks him across the shoulder with a 
     braided wire connector.
                       AKIRA
            Continue with the problem.  Your 
            concentration is worse than your 
            brother's.  (to Justin)  How many?
                       JUSTIN
            Only one this time.  A Cao Four.
                       AKIRA
            Good.  We may not have to repair 
            this old bucket after all.  Pre-
            pare yourself.
                       BINK
            Me too!
                       AKIRA
            Do you have the answer?
                       BINK
            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 lazerpistols 
     and lazersword.  Akira rises and starts for his equip-
     ment.
                       BINK (Cont.)
            Ahhh, Pop...
                       AKIRA
            Bink, do you feel you're ready?
                       BINK
            Yes, sir.  I've outmarked Justin in 
            twelve disciplines.  I'm as good...
                       AKIRA
            All right, son.  Get your gear.
     Bink jumps up with the enthusiasm available only to 
     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 spacecraft parked
     among the  colored lakes.Akira inspects the  
     with his electrobinoculars.
                       AKIRA
            No tracks.  Bi-lock hasn't been opened.
            Interior systems are still on.
                       JUSTIN
            Are we going to wait for him to come 
            out?
                       AKIRA
            He's not  in there.  He's baiting us. 
            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.  Keep 
            your guard!
     Akira leaves his two sons and moves off along the 
     obscured ridge.  Justin and Bink watch him intently. 
     Justin throws down his multiplelazer rifle in dis-
     gust.
                       JUSTIN
            He should have let me go with him.  
            He's getting too old to make an open 
            challenge.
                       BINK
            He's not too old to realize you'd 
            just get in the way.
     Justin ignores his little brother's remark and sneaks 
     a look over the ridge at the Lettow spacecraft.  Akira 
     moves out of the rocks some distance away and starts 
     toward the starship.  Bink moves to the ridge next to 
     his brother, his chrome lazerrifle sparkling in the 
     reflected red light of Ogana.
                       BINK
            He's making his move.
                       JUSTIN
            Watch your guard... and cover 
            that weapon.  It shines like a 
            beacon.
     Bink reluctantly move away and watches the other 
     direction.  Akira has almost reached the Lettow 
     spacecraft and still there is no sign of its 
     occupant.
                       BINK
            What's happening?
                       JUSTIN
            Nothing.  I don't like it.
     Akira carefully moves to the main hatch of the star-
     ship.  He kicks a valve and the hatch drops open 
     with a loud clank and rushing gas.  Justin becomes 
     more tense as his father carefully moves inside the
     spacecraft.  Everything is still.  Even the continual 
     winds seem to have died down.  Moments pass with no 
     sign of activity inside the enemy starship.  Justin 
     watches the craft with his electrobinoculars.  The 
     waiting becomes unbearable.
                       JUSTIN
            Something's happened!  He's been in 
            there too long.
                       BINK
            Let me look!  Stand my guard.
     Bink takes the electrobinoculars from his brother and 
     studies the silent spacecraft.  Justin impatiently 
     scans the distant red horizon.
                       BINK
            I think the power just went off. 
            We'd better wait here until some-
            one comes out.
                       JUSTIN
            What if he needs help?
                       BINK
            The power went back on again....
     With the aid of the electrobinoculars, Bink watches 
     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 in black 
     robes and a face mask  looms over them.  He carries 
     a long lazersword which cuts young Bink down before 
     he or his brother is able to raise his weapon.  The 
     startled Justin backs away in horror, then settles 
     down and ignites his lazersword which creates an 
     eerie red glow.  He stumbles over rocks as he attempts 
     to avoid the charging Lettow warrior.  The evil 
     warrior swings his mighty lazersword, but Justin 
     manages to deflect the intended deathblow.
     Finally, Justin is able to assume a defensive stance, 
     and the two warriors stand, sizing up each other.  The 
     legionnaire is at least seven feet tall, and dwarfs 
     the young Dai.  They stand for a few moments, almost 
     frozen, then in a flurry of blows, lazerswords clash 
     with the sound of electric snapping and popping. 
     Justin is barely able to hold his own against the 
     experienced warrior.  Many blows are exchanged before 
     the Lettow warrior is able to back Justin up against 
     a deep crevasse.  Justin stumbles and almost falls 
     over the cliff to his death.
     The legionnaire suddenly senses something behind him 
     and whirls around to face Justin's father, Akira Valor, 
     a Dai Nogas master.  The Lettow warrior raises his 
     lazersword, but is cut in two before he can bring it 
     down again.  Akira moves to the fallen legionnaire 
     and studies him carefully.  Justin, still a little 
     wobbly from the whole experience, attempts to stand. 
     Akira sees his dead son Bink and goes to him.  He 
     lifts him into his arms and begins to weep.  Justin 
     stands bewildered, watching his father cradle the 
     dead child.
5.   INTERIOR LETTOW STARSHIP - VALLEY OF COLORED LAKES - 
     OGANA
     Akira Valor slides into one of the four seats of the
     small Lettow starship.  Through the front viewing 
     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, and dumps 
     the body into the shallow depression.  The giant 
     engines of the spacecraft begin to whine, kicking up 
     large clouds of dust.
     Justin climbs into the seat beside his father and 
     removes his breath mask and goggles.   There are 
     tears in his eyes.  Father and son look out across 
     the wasteland towards Bink's grave.  The thunderous 
     clap of an explosion is followed by a small mushroom 
     cloud rising out of the depression.  Justin throws a
     container down in a fit of rage.
                       JUSTIN
            How many more of them are there?  I 
            want to finish it, once and for all. 
            I'm sick of running.  When will it 
            stop?
     Justin's father waits silently until the tirade is
     finished.  Justin sits silently for a few moments.
                       JUSTIN (Cont.)
            I'm sorry.
                       AKIRA
            Son, plot a course for TOWNOWI.
     Justin lights up like a Geenick at feeding time.
                       JUSTIN
            Townowi!  You mean we're going home?
                       AKIRA
            We both need a rest.
     Akira pulls back on the throttle and the powerful 
     spaceship lifts off the surface of the Fourth Moon 
     of Ogana.
6.   CLOUD SEA - GRANICUS
     A title card appears over a sea of billowing clouds 
     on the gaseous planet of GRANICUS:
            Granicus:   Capital of the New 
            Galactic Empire.
     The towering yellow oxide clouds pass, revealing the 
     Royal City of Granicus.  The magnificent domed and 
     gleaming city is perched, mushroom-like, on a tall 
     spire which disappears deep into the misty surface 
     of the planet.  The peacefulness of this nebulous 
     idyll is broken by the increasing wail of ion 
     engines.  Four sleek stardestroyers from the Royal 
     Fleet burst out of the huge cumulus range.  The 
     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 - GRANICUS
     Stardestroyers are two-man spacecraft crammed with
     sophisticated electronic weaponry.  The pilot and 
     gunnery officers sit side-by-side surrounded by 
     lighted readouts and switches.  They wear the gleaming 
     black uniforms of the King's elite corps.
                       PILOT
            Tok-One to Chicks:  Shape it up. 
            Let's make it good.
                       CHICK-ONE
            Does that glare bother you?
                       PILOT
            Use your face shield, Chick-One.
     The pilot is cold and professional as he maneuvers 
     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 his sunshield 
     over his eyes.
                       PILOT
            Here we go.  Count:  three, two, 
            one, now!
8.   REVIEW STAND - PLAZA OF THE DONNS - GRANICUS
     On a huge austere platform stands the dark SON HHAT, 
     Lord of Granicus, Consul to the Supreme Tribunal, and 
     ruler of the Galactic Kingdom.  He is a thin gray 
     looking man with an evil mustache hanging limply 
     over his insidious lip.  Standing at rigid attention 
     on his right are several generals  dressed in the 
     black and grey uniform of the realm.  Five members 
     of the Supreme Tribunal sit off to the side.  On 
     Hhat's    left stands MARA HORUS, newly appointed 
     Governor of the Townowi Systems.  He is a young 
     treacherous man with stone-cut angular features and 
     piercing gray eyes.
     They all gaze skyward as the four gleaming star-
     destroyers scream low overhead in an impressive 
     barrel-roll formation.  As the sound of the space-
     craft resonates throughout the glass canyon of the 
     Plaza, the group of dignitaries return their atten-
     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 rows 
     of troops as the last brigade marches into position. 
     The sound of three thousand men snapping to attention 
     is followed by a strange silence.  A light wind blows 
     the great red banner of the kingdom creating a subtle
     flapping sound.  The king's amplified voice startles 
     many of the troops as it cuts through the quiet.
                       SON HHAT
            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 been 
            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 spectacle over 
     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 but coolly
     adjusts a glowing blue ring on his index finger.  The 
     King nears the end of his speech.  Mara Horus has moved 
     up to stand next to the sinister monarch.  The troops 
     shout a royal salute in response to a particularly 
     partisan statement.
                       SON HHAT (Cont.)
            ... I have personally asked the Townowians 
            to accept this Treaty of Alliance.  During 
            the period of negotiation, they have only 
            decided to be undecided.  We will barter no 
            longer.  Governor Horus has been appointed 
            the First Lord of the Townowi System and 
            Surrounding Territories.  This is the last 
            frontier and the final stone in the great 
            wall of the Galactic Kingdom.
     The troops cheer, and the King escorts Horus inside.
     Oxus moves quickly away from the Plaza, passing through
     several check stations, where he is forced to show his
     identification.
9.   NIGHT CLUB - GRANICUS
     Oxus walks into the glass and chrome splendor of one 
     of the famous nightclubs of Granicus.  He moves to the 
     long mirrored bar and sits next to a rough looking man, 
     BOMOJE ESPAA, dressed in the distinctive gold and furs 
     of the galactic traders.
                       OXUS
            Your glass is empty.
     Oxus speaks into a small intercom on the bar front.
                       OXUS (Cont.)
            A dantic and...
     He looks in Espaa's glass.
                       ESPAA
            No thanks, Clieg.  I've had enough.
                       OXUS
            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 buzz.
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 annoyed.
                       CONTROLLER
            Number eighteen is out again.  Give 
            me a maintenance check.
     The controller yawns and puts his feet up on the control
     panel.
11.  NIGHTCLUB - GRANICUS
     Espaa leans in close to Oxus.  He is suddenly very serious.
                       ESPAA
            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.
                       OXUS
            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.
                       ESPAA
            The chrome companies are protesting 
            the embargo, but it's going to take 
            some time.
                       OXUS
            Isn't anything moving?
                       ESPAA
            Military ships, but...
     They are interrupted by a royal officer and several
     storm troopers.  The officer shouts over the P.A. 
     system as the troops rush to block the exits.  Oxus 
     and the galactic trader are tense, but remain cool.
                       OFFICER
            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 troops check 
     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 of hate 
     and frustration.
12.  GOVERNOR HORUS' QUARTERS - GRANICUS
     The large white-on-white executive quarters resound 
     with the high-pitched laugh of the evil Governor
     Horus.  He slaps DARTH VADER, a tall, grim looking 
     general, on the back and the general's mouth makes 
     the slightest gesture at a smile.
                       HORUS
            Success!  I told you.  We are no 
            longer under the control of the 
            GREAT FAMILIES.  We've gained a 
            true advantage.
     VANTOS COLL, a member of the Supreme Tribunal, and a 
     man of the grossest dimensions, appears to be a little
     worried.
                       COLL
            A rather dangerous advantage. 
            You still have a system to 
            conquer.
                       HORUS
            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.
                       COLL
            Don't underestimate the armies of 
            Townowi.  They're lead by a Dai 
            warrior.
                       HORUS
            I've told you about Commissioner 
            Coll, General.  He worries a lot.
                       VADER
            It's a myth that any Dai still exists.
                       COLL
            General Skywalker is no myth.  When 
            I first arrived at court, he was 
            the first bodyguard to the King.
            He lead the Dai Rebellion.
                       VADER
            NGAI THUC lead the Rebellion.
                       COLL
            So the King would have you beieve, 
            but I was there.
                       VADER
            Then why wasn't he hunted down like 
            the others?
                       COLL
            Because he is too dangerous, too 
            clever.  Besides, his presence on 
            Townowi is still only a rumor.
                       HORUS
            Then why do you believe it?
                       COLL
            Because I knew him.  He's there 
            all right.  I can sense it.  Mark 
            my words, Townowi will not be 
            easily conquered.
13.  COURTYARD - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
     A low, sleek landspeeder (an auto-like transport which
     travels a few feet above the ground on a magnetic field) 
     glides into the courtyard of the palace of Townowi. 
     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 over with 
     foliage from rooftop gardens.  The speeder stops before 
     an enormous shaded corridor.  Fountains line the 
     beautiful and highly polished  tile  walkway.  Two 
     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.  The two 
     boys run through the long corridors, yelling and 
     screaming, their little footsteps echoing throughout 
     the palace.
14.  LIBRARY - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
     The palace library is a dim, cool room, projecting an 
     aura of time-worn comfort and security.  In the 
     distance, the children can be heard screaming through 
     the corridors.  KING KAYOS, silver haired but amazingly 
     youthful under a tanned and leathery face, motions for 
     one of his aides to shut the partially closed door. 
     He is in the middle of an emergency meeting of the 
     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 with 
     a small scrap of leather as he speaks.
                       ZAVOS
            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-
            dence.
                       KAYOS
            If there were to be war, would your 
            frigates still supply us?
                       ZAVOS
            Your bluntness is to be commended. 
            It could be arranged.
     COUNT SANDAGE, a corrupt noble of the senate, jumps to 
     his feet in a rage.
                       SANDAGE
            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 is 
            a dreamer if he thinks he can mount 
            any meaningful resistance, and you're 
            dreamers if you believe him.  So much 
            trust in one aged man.  You must see...
     At that moment, all heads turn as someone enters the 
     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.  Every-
     one senses the aura of power that radiates from this 
     great warrior.  Here is a leader:  a Dai general.  He 
     looks weary, but is still a magnificent looking warrior. 
     His face, cracked and weathered by exotic climates, is 
     set off by a close silver beard, and dark, penetrating 
     eyes.  Sandage is somewhat embarrassed and quietly sits 
     down.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 
            decision.
     MIR NASH, a thin, birdlike senator, turns to General 
     Skywalker.
                       NASH
            General Skywalker, war is a serious 
            business... a deadly business.
                       SKYWALKER
            Procrastination is a deadly business, 
            Senator.  War is my business.  Have 
            you approved my defense measures?
     The GRANDE MOUFF TARKIN wears the long black robes of 
     the Townowian religion.  He speaks with a high, 
     cracking voice.
                       TARKIN
            An actual war with the Galactic Kingdom
            is still only a remote possibility.  As 
            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 
            extreme defense.
                       NASH
            You must understand, General, we're
            interested in avoiding a war, not 
            starting one.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       KAYOS
            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.
                       KAYOS (Cont.)
            All right, then.  May the force 
            of others be with you all.
     The senators leave in a flurry of hushed conversation. 
     The general is lost in thought, and remains in his chair. 
     Oeta and Puck, King Kayo's two young sons, storm through 
     the existing senators, and rush on to Kayos' lap.  The 
     King is obviously very proud of the two young princes. 
     He throws Oeta into the air, and then catches him again.
                       PUCK
            Me too! Me too!
                       OETA
            Zara's leaving!  Zara's leaving and 
            you gotta say good-bye.
     The King picks up Puck and swings him around, then puts 
     him down.
                       KAYOS
            Okay, whippersnapper, go tell your 
            mother and your sister that I'm on 
            my way.
     The two boys run out of the room and are heard yelling 
     and screaming down the hallway. The king starts out, but
     stops in front of the general.
                       KAYOS
            Luke, my daughter is leaving for the 
            academy at Chathos. Won't you come 
            and wish her well?  It would mean a 
            lot to her.  She truly idolizes you, 
            you know.  Come on, the war will 
            wait.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       KAYOS
            I know, Luke.  I feel THE FORCE also.
15.  COURTYARD - PALACE OF LITE - TWONOWI
     A large, four-seat speeder sits gleaming in the sun-
     soaked courtyard.  The PRINCESS ZARA, about fourteen 
     years old, possessing a soft beauty and iron will, is
     embracing her mother, QUEEN BREHA, a warm, silver-
     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 with the 
     general.
                       ZARA
            Oh, Daddy, I'll miss you so.
                       KAYOS
            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 braids, moves 
     to the general and he bows before her.
                       SKYWALKER
            May your studies do you honor.
     Zara is somewhat embarrassed by the general's formality 
     and can only manage an awkward smile before returning 
     to her parents at the speeder.
                       BREHA
            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 straighten 
     Zara's dress before she enters the speeder.  The prin-
     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 sound.  The 
     princess waves to her family, and Mina waves to Alana 
     as the speeder slowly glides out of the courtyard.
16.  WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     The huge war room is a mass of glass enclosures, 
     electronic wall displays, monitors, and computer 
     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 board.  The 
     general studies it intently.
                       SKYWALKER
            Montross!
     CAPTAIN MONTROSS, one of the general's aides, snaps to
     attention.
                       MONTROSS
            Sir!
                       SKYWALKER
            What's the TQ on this?
                       MONTROSS
            The last frigate to leave Granicus 
            was at twenty-three forty, Sir.
                       SKYWALKER
            Have any ships at all left the 
            planet?  (to another aide)  Check 
            with the Guild on NORTON THREE.
                       MONTROSS
            At twenty-four hundred, a full 
            battalion of stardestroyers left 
            for what is projected to be 
            ANCHORHEAD, or a nearby system.
                       SKYWALKER
            And no word from Oxus.  He should 
            have reported by now.  CAPTAIN PRUE!
     An older, academic looking aide, steps forward.
                       PRUE
            Sir!
                       SKYWALKER
            What do you make of this?
                       PRUE
            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 in the 
            wrong direction to be any trouble for us.
     The general ponders this for a few moments, then speaks
     almost to himself.
                       SKYWALKER
            I don't know.  It doesn't feel good.
                       MONTROSS
            Put 'em on alert.
     A loud uproar is heard on the far side of the war room.
     Everyone turns to see a foreign dressed warrior pushing 
     his way past several guards and war-room bureaucrats. 
     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 pesky bureaucrats 
     out of the way.
                       BUREAUCRATS
            It's restricted.  You'll have to 
            wait.  (etc.)
                       AKIRA
            Get out of my way, boy, before I 
            grind you into the surface. (etc.)
     As the dauntless Akira approaches the general, the guards
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Akira Valor - you old muscle-rat! 
            What a sight!  We heard that you 
            had been executed.
                       AKIRA
            So the Galactic Kingdom would have 
            you believe.  I've been in the 
            KESSIL System.  You remember little 
            Justin.
     Akira puts his arms around his son, who has been making 
     eyes at one of the cute young female aides. He bows 
     before the general.
                       SKYWALKER
            He takes after his mother!  (they laugh)  
            It's so good to see you.
                       AKIRA
            It's wonderful to be with another 
            Dai again.  There are so few of us 
            left.
     The cute aide goes back to her duties, flirting with 
     Justin as she passes.  The young warrior pinches her 
     on the ass, which startles her, but she goes on like 
     nothing has happened.
                       SKYWALKER
            What a sight!
     The two Dai stand looking at one another, hardly believing
     the other is real.  Finally, the general realizes his 
     aides are standing around, gawking at the duo.
                       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 glass enclosed
     control office.  They sit, and an awkward silence ensues 
     as each man waits for the other to speak.
                       AKIRA
            I've come for your help.
                       SKYWALKER
            Anything you ask.  You're a Dai 
            brother.  We're one.
                       AKIRA
            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 come 
            here.  Take my son as your JUWO 
            learner.  He would be a Dai.  I've
            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. He scratches
     his head, then smiles.
                       SKYWALKER
            Old friend, you do me too much honor. 
            I was never a match for you.  Why don't 
            you finish his training yourself?
                       AKIRA
            I'm too old, Luke. I can't go on. 
            You must finish it.
                       SKYWALKER
            What kind of talk is this?  You're 
            not the old Valor I remember.  Too 
            old?!?
     Akira Valor suddenly ignites in a rage and swings 
     his left forearm down with a mighty blow across the 
     solid chrome desk the general is sitting at.  The 
     old Dai warrior's forearm cracks in two, spewing forth 
     wires  and many fine multicolored electronic components. 
     The artificial limb flops lifelessly to Valor's side. 
     The warrior rips open his tunic, revealing a plastic 
     chest stuffed with flashing electronic parts.
                       AKIRA (angrily)
            I'm not the same.  There is nothing 
            left but my head and right arm.  I've 
            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 dear friend.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'm sorry...
                       AKIRA
            I'm sorry.  I keep losing control. 
            I'm very tired.  Take my son!  The DAI 
            NOGAS must survive.  We must pass it 
            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 and somewhat
     excitedly salutes the general.
                       MONTROSS
            Sir, we have picked up something! 
            An asteroid, or solid comet moving 
            away from the Anchorhead System.
18.  WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     The general rushes out of the control station and back 
     to the giant galactic display.  He is followed by 
     Montross, Akira and Justin.
                       SKYWALKER
            Are you sure it's not the battalion?
                       MONTROSS
            A solid object.  It's as big as our 
            Third Moon.
                       PRUE
            It's too large to be man-made, and it's 
            too slow to be a comet.
                       SKYWALKER
            Analysis?
                       MONTROSS
            It's too far out.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'll be with the king.  Report as soon 
            as you can get a reading on it.  (turning 
            to Akira's son)  Captain Valor, from now 
            on you stick close to me.
     The older Valor smiles, and puts his good arm around 
     his old friend.
19.  DINING CHAMBER - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
     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 range.  The 
     general enters, rather in a rush, followed by the 
     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 the King.
                       KAYOS (pointing to the suns)
            Aren't they beautiful, General? 
            "Always and never the same." 
            You're just in time for dinner.
                       SKYWALKER
            I have come for other reasons.  
            Could...?
                       KAYOS
            Relax, General.  We will discuss it, 
            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
            Justin Valor, sir.
                       KAYOS
            Where's your father?
                       SKYWALKER
            He left for the spaceport at GORDON 
            to visit an old friend, Han Solo, 
            the UREALLIAN.
                       KAYOS
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            My Lord, several events have occurred 
            which lead me to believe we are in 
            imminent danger of attack.  There is 
            no longer time for discussion and debate.
                       KAYOS
            What events?
                       SKYWALKER
            Oxus, our best agent, has disappeared 
            in the galactic capital. There is 
            unusual military traffic in the S-4 
            sectors.
                       KAYOS
            Unless you have direct, concrete proof 
            of a pending attack, there is nothing 
            I can do.
                       SKYWALKER
            By the time we have proof, it may be 
            too late.
                       KAYOS
            Luke, I'm leaving tonight for AMSEL. 
            I'm meeting with the full assembly 
            first thing in the morning.  I am not 
            going to approve the Alliance Treaty, 
            and I will get your defense measure 
            approved.  Just be patient.  You will 
            have the war code.
                       SKYWALKER
            Tomorrow may be too late.  My Lord, 
            I need the war code now.  We must 
            get our forces into space.
                       KAYOS
            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 out-
            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 
     the King.
                       MONTROSS
            I bring a report to General Skywalker, 
            My Lord.
                       KAYOS
            You may deliver it.
                       MONTROSS
            Sir, the asteroid has disappeared from 
            our scopes.  There is no trace of it.
                       SKYWALKER
            Were they able to analyze it?
                       MONTROSS
            It never came within range, sir.
     The general rises, quickly followed by Captain Valor.
                       GENERAL
            Excuse us, My Lord.  We'd better 
            get back.  I will wait patiently 
            for the approval.
     The general and Montross exit the chamber.  Valor takes 
     one last bite of his dinner, then dashes after his mentor.
20.  WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     The general sits rigidly  facing the big galactic display
     board.  Several aides and bureaucrats rush to and fro,
     ignoring the general.  He is asleep.  Captain Prue 
     approaches the general and snaps to attention.  The 
     general's eyes open.
                       SKYWALKER
            What are the results?
                       PRUE
            Negative, Sir.
                       SKYWALKER
            Are you sure?
                       PRUE
            Absolutely.
                       SKYWALKER
            It's just not possible.  Something 
            that size can't just disappear with-
            out a trace.  Check it again.
                       PRUE
            That's the tenth negative, Sir.
                       SKYWALKER
            I said check it again.
     Captain Prue retreats to a computer station. The general
     looks around for Captain Valor.
                       SKYWALKER
            Valor!
     Everyone near the general turns, but Valor doesn't show.
                       SKYWALKER
            Where is that boy?  Montross!
     Montross rushes up to the general and snaps to attention.
                       SKYWALKER
            Page Captain Valor.
     Montross goes back to his station and a few moments later,
     Captain Valor is paged over the P.A. system.  The general
     waits, watching the big board.  Eventually, Justin stumbles
     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 attention.
     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 stands, grabs 
     a small baton attached to his belt (which immediately 
     ignites into a four-foot glowing lazersword) and swings 
     at the young warrior's head.  In an equally quick movement,
     Justin ignites his lazersword and blocks the general's 
     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, with lazer-
     swords locked in mid-air.  Finally, the general grins and Justin
     hesitantly relaxes.  They lower their swords and turn them off.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       JUSTIN
            It won't happen again, sir.  There 
            are many new....
                       P.A.
            General Skywalker, white com.
     The general moves to a control station and picks up a phone.
                       PHONE VOICE
            Sir, Captain Oxus has just been 
            admitted to Med Vac.
                       SKYWALKER
            What's his condition?
                       PHONE VOICE
            No data, sir.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 room where
     several doctors are working on the prostrate Oxus.
                       SKYWALKER
            What's his condition?  Is 
            he conscious?
                       DOCTOR
            Partially.  He'll be all right - 
            a few bruises, primary exhaustion...
     Oxus thrashes around in a semi-conscious state.  He sees 
     the general.
                       SKYWALKER
            What happened, boy?  What's going on?
                       OXUS (with difficulty)
            The Royal Starforce is already on its 
            way, not far behind me.  They're going 
            to attack.
                       SKYWALKER
            Are you sure?
                       OXUS
            I have tapes.  A giant space fortress...
     He struggles to give General Skywalker his ring.
                       SKYWALKER
            As big as our Third Moon?
                       OXUS
            Bigger.  It's unlike anything 
            I've ever seen.  Sophisticated 
            deflection systems - works in 
            opposition to the suns.
                       SKYWALKER
            Then they will show up on our 
            screens at sunrise.  They'll 
            attack before that.
     The general rushes into the outer chamber where Captain
     Valor is waiting for him.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 intercom and
     pushes several buttons.
                       SKYWALKER
            Montross!
                       MONTROSS
            Sir!
                       SKYWALKER
            Full alert - everything!  Get the 
            Royal Family back here.
                       MONTROSS
            The princess is at Chathos.  There 
            are no transports...
                       SKYWALKER
            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 - TOWNOWI
     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 center, 
     followed by many aides.  Captain Montross and the com 
     aide salute.
                       MONTROSS
            We're having a problem getting 
            through, sir.  There is a great 
            deal of interference.
                       PRUE
            It could be jamming.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       PRUE
            We should be able to spot them at 
            sunrise.  That's not too far off.
                       SKYWALKER
            They'll attack with sunrise.  Until 
            the King gives us the code to start 
            the war computers, we'll just have 
            to sit tight.
                       PRUE
            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.
                       PRUE
            Sir?
23.  COURTYARD - ACADEMY OF CHATHOS - TOWNOWI
     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 until finally 
     an old woman manages to swing it open.  Valor rushes 
     past her into the main courtyard, where Princess Zara 
     and her handmaiden, Mina, struggle with two large cases. 
     They are followed by two very old matrons, dragging 
     several more cases.
                       JUSTIN
            Forget the cases;  we've no time.
                       ZARA
            These are my things.  They must...
                       JUSTIN
            I said forget them, and hurry.
                       ZARA
            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.
                       ZARA
            I will not be treated like this!  You 
            bring my things.  My father will have 
            your head (etc.)
     Zara struggles to break away from the young warrior's grasp, 
     as he opens the door of the speeder.
                       JUSTIN
            Settle down!
     When the door to the speeder is opened, Mina starts in, 
     and Valor stops her.
                       JUSTIN
            You must stay.  Here, take the crest.
     Captain Valor rips the royal crest from the princess' 
     neck, and hands it to the startled handmaiden.  The old 
     women gasp in horror.  The princess starts hitting 
     Captain Valor with little result.
                       PRINCESS
            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 staff.
                       JUSTIN
            She'll be all right.  I'm taking her 
            to safety, as ordered.  You will wear 
            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 - TOWNOWI
     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 asleep.
                       MONTROSS
            We've made contact, sir!
     The general opens his eyes and takes the intercom mike.
                       KAYOS
            What is it, General?
                       SKYWALKER
            The Royal Starforce will attack on the 
            rising of the sun.  My agent made it 
            back.  I now have proof.  I need the 
            war code.
                       KAYOS
            I'll relay it directly to the computer. 
            Is Breha...?
                       SKYWALKER
            The Royal Family is safe.  Captain 
            Valor has gone after Princess Zara.
                       KAYOS
            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.
                       KAYOS
            Send this sub-land, priority one.  
            (to the pilot)  Get us back to 
            CALVAS immediately!
     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 over the 
     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  catches the 
     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 thunderous shaking, 
     followed by high winds, tumbles the older farmer from his
     perch.  A second flash on the opposite horizon brings 
     another jolting earthquake, and the younger farmer col-
     lapses, terror frozen on his face.
26.  READYROOM - SPACEPORT OUTPOST - TOWNOWI
     Chaos - red scramble lights are flashing.  Alert horns 
     and attack buzzers create an unbelievable cacophony. 
     Air warriors, with the distinctive circle and cross 
     medallion on their white space suits, scramble out of 
     the low concrete readyroom, grabbing helmets and space-
     packs as they race out of the door.
27.  ATTACK RUNWAY - SPACEPORT OUTPOST - TOWNOWI
     Thirty pilots and navigators dash in unison to a line of
     waiting two-man starships of the destroyer class.  Ground
     crews scurry back and forth, loading last-minute armament
     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.
                       CHIEF
            Knock them all the way back to 
            Granicus.
     The canopy is closed and the powerful starship moves 
     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, and fifteen 
     silver spacecraft leave the runway and disappear into 
     the morning cloud cover.
28.  WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     The general stands before a giant display of the 
     Townowian solar system.  Montross signals the general.
                       MONTROSS
            They're away, sir.  Fifteen from 
            Gordon, twenty from Amsel.  All 
            other spaceports were destroyed. 
            The King hasn't arrived yet.
                       SKYWALKER
            Keep checking.  Put the starship's 
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Where are they?
29.  SPACE - TOWNOWI IN ECLIPSE
     The eerie reddish-yellow planet of Townowi slowly drifts
     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 speck is 
     revealed to be a gargantuan space fortress.  The moon-
     sized satellite fortress dwarfs the approaching fighters. 
     Every few moments, explosions create blinding flashes on 
     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 readouts and
     displays.  One of the other starships reports to Pilot 
     Leader.
                       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 
            time.
                       PILOT LEADER
            Cut off, Devil Six.  Stand by.
                       SKYWALKER (monitor)
            It looks like they're still using 
            the basic quad-tristation configura-
            tion.  Use a "ranger defense." 
            Concentrate on breath ports and lock 
            areas.
                       PILOT LEADER
            Affirmative base.  Copy and transmit.
            Devil Two, check your rotation plates.
                       DEVIL TWO
            Roger, Boss.  We're getting a thresh-
            hold disturbance on gyro-three.
                       SKYWALKER (monitor)
            Switch over, Five.  Cover it! 
            Devil pack, generate a spread six 
            formation.  May the force of others 
            protect you.
                       PILOT
            Settle in. Devil pack, stand by. 
            Mark five, break off. Here we go! 
31.  SPACE - TOWNOWIAN STARSHIP
     Fuel pods are jettisoned.  The half-dozen fighters break 
     off into a powerline attack on the huge fortress.  Multiple
     lazer bolts streak from the starships, creating small 
     explosions on the complex surface of the fort.
32.  INTERIOR MAIN CORRIDOR - ROYAL SPACE FORTRESS
     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 space.  Alarm 
     sirens scream as soldiers scramble to large turbo-powered 
     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 - TOWNOWI
     The monitors with pictures from the starships suddenly go 
     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 it up. 
            Watch those towers.
                       DEVIL TWO 
            Heavy fire, Boss, twenty-three degrees.
                       PILOT LEADER
            I see it. Pull in.  We're picking up some 
            interference.
                       DEVIL SIX
            Wow!  I've never seen such fire power.
                       PILOT LEADER
            Pull in, Devil Two.  Pull in! 
                       DEVIL TWO 
            I'm all right, Boss.  I've got a target.
                       DEVIL SIX
            There's too much action.  Get out!
                       PILOT LEADER
            Break off...acknowledge.  Devil Six, 
            can you see Devil Two?
                       DEVIL SIX
            I've lost him.  There's a very heavy 
            fire zone on this side.  My radar's 
            jammed.
                       DEVIL FIVE
            He's gone....No, wait.  There he is.
            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 
            back!!
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.
                       PILOT LEADER
            Converge on south axis point, point three 
            nine four.  It appears accessible.  I'm 
            going to map the surface.  Devil Four, 
            cover me.
     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 criss-cross the
     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 the fortress.
     Civilians, including women and children, scurry for safety 
     in the panic-ridden hallways.  Two construction robots, 
     A-2 and C-3, are blown, slipping and sliding across the 
     hallway floor into some freight canisters.  Both robots 
     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
     them over.
                       C-3
            This is madness.  We're going to be 
            destroyed.  I'm still not accustomed 
            to space travel.
                       A-2
            The external bombardment does appear 
            to be concentrated in this area.  The 
            structure has exceeded the normal 
            stress quotient by point four, although 
            there appears to be no immediate danger.
                       C-3
            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 hallway.
36.  TOWNOWI STARSHIP
     Devil Two, a young hotshot of about sixteen years, miracu-
     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.
                       PILOT LEADER
            Great moves, Devil Two.  Re-group at point 
            two, zero one.  Coincide, Devil Six.
                       SKYWALKER
            Devil One, your map projection shows a 
            weak point at south portal:  niner point 
            six.  Concentrate the attack on that 
            point.  Coordinate.
            
                       PILOT LEADER
            I see it.  It looks good.
     Devil Five and Devil Three bob and weave in formation 
     toward a giant transformer jutting from the fort's 
     surface.
                       DEVIL THREE
            I've got a... We're hit.  We're hit!
                       PILOT LEADER
            Eject...Eject.  Babs, Babs, do you read?
                       DEVIL THREE
            I'm okay.  I can hold it.  Clear me
            a little, Devil Five.  Watch it! 
            Watch it!
     Devil Three wobbles a little, then drops away sharply,
     plowing into a lazergun emplacement, causing a hideous 
     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.
                       A-2
            You're a mindless, useless philosopher. 
            Come on!  Let's go back to work;  the 
            system is all right.
                       C-3
            You overweight glob of grease.  Quit 
            following me.  Get away!  Get away!
     Suddenly, the hallway lurches, and a dead trooper falls
     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 
     in terror.
                       A-2
            We're lost.  We're destroyed.
     Three sharp blasts from an airhorn send the two androids 
     running for cover in a burned-out doorway.  Five grim-
     faced troopers riding small rocket platforms  pass the 
     two mechanical men.
38.  GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - ROYAL SPACE FORTRESS
     The five troopers race through several hallways, and 
     finally stop in front of an important-looking office 
     complex.  Two officers dismount and enter the complex. 
     They pass through several heavily guarded doorways 
     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.
                       FIRST OFFICER
            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 
            shortly.
     The officers salute, turn and leave the chamber.  The 
     general turns to Governor Horus, who looks a little
     worried.
                       VADER
            Don't look so worried.  Not even a 
            Dai could penetrate this fortress.
            We've already wiped out most of 
            their forces.
                       HORUS
            If it goes on too long, we'll run 
            over budget.  When do the landings 
            begin?
                       VADER
            As soon as the attack has been 
            broken:  not long.
     A short, stocky attache salutes the general.
                       ATTACHE
            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 puts 
            section 5-1 in serious trouble.
     The general turns away in controlled anger and embarrass-
     ment.
39.  WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     The general sits in a glass-enclosed computer station,
     watching the battle progress on several monitors.  An 
     officer enters and salutes the general.
                       OFFICER
            Analysis reports those ZQ configurations 
            are definitely power transformers.  Every-
            thing in the southern sectors of the 
            fortress is out.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'm surprised they are still using exter-
            nal power units.  It's a definite weak 
            point.  Concentrate on searching for the 
            main crosslink transformer.
     The officer exits as Montross rushes in.
                       MONTROSS
            The senate has voted to end the war.
                       SKYWALKER
            They can't do anything without the 
            King's approval, which gives us a 
            little time.  Have you been able to 
            regain contact with the King?
                       MONTROSS
            No, sir.  All ground communications 
            are jammed.
                       SKYWALKER
            Send four men  from third squad  to 
            meet the King  and escort him back. 
            Let me know before he arrives.  Is 
            Captain Valor back with the princess?
                       MONTROSS
            No, sir.  They're long overdue.
     Pilot Leader checks in over the intercom.
                       PILOT LEADER
            All right, base one, we're in 
            position.
     An officer with headphones looks to the general.  He 
     signals to attack.
40.  TOWNOWI STARSHIPS
     All four starships dive in formation toward a main trans-
     former area  flanked by several solar towers.
                       PILOT LEADER
            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 
     panel.
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.
                       C-3
            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!
                       A-2
            Our work - we can't leave!  It's 
            desertion.  It's not possible. 
            It's not possible.
                       C-3
            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 lifepod.  A 
     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.
                       A-2
            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 
     lifepod.
                       A-2
            It's the end.  Eject.  Eject.
     The safety door snaps shut, and the pod ejects from the
     fortress.
42.  TOWNOWI STARSHIPS
     The terrified androids in the lifepod speed away from 
     the fortress  and pass the attacking starships.
                       DEVIL TWO
            Object approaching.  Attack bearing.
                       DEVIL FOUR
            It's a lifepod.  Forget it.  We've got...
     Devil Four is hit by lazerfire, and disintegrates, leaving 
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Analysis indicates transformer code 
            zero three is the main relay.  Hit it, 
            and the whole thing goes dead.
                       PILOT LEADER
            We're on our way.
43.  GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - ROYAL SPACE FORTRESS
     A row of monitors and the main overhead lights go on, and 
     a trooper appears on one of the screens.
                       TROOPER
            Internal relays operative.  All 
            power restored.  All contaminated 
            areas sealed.
     An officer appears on another monitor.
                       OFFICER
            Only two enemy craft remain operative. 
            We calculate victory by zero three 
            hundred.
     General Vader switches to another monitor.
                       VADER
            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.
                       HORUS
            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 follow 
            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 
            rule.
     The general is interrupted by a call on one of the 
     monitors.
                       OFFICER (on monitor)
            We've received a message from the 
            planet.
44.  WAR ROOM - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     General Skywalker watches a giant computer display of 
     the space fortress mapped by the starships.  An aide
     approaches.
                       AIDE
            Sir!  The King's convoy has destroyed 
            at Caldin.  All the bodies were con-
            taminated.
                       SKYWALKER
            I will audience with the Queen. 
            Who knows of this?
                       AIDE
            Many.  It came through civilian 
            sources.
                       SKYWALKER
            Confine Senator Sandage to his 
            quarters.  Use any pretext.  Where 
            is the senator now?
     Sandage and several other senators enter the computer
     station.
                       SANDAGE
            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
     them.
                       SKYWALKER
            Senator, this war isn't over.  It's 
            just begun.  I take my commands 
            from the Royal Family.
                       SANDAGE
            The Queen concurs.  I have her 
            written decree.  It is to be 
            implemented immediately.  I order 
            you to cease the attack.
                       SKYWALKER
            Not likely.
                       SANDAGE
            Treason?  Revolution?  The people 
            won't follow you, General, nor will 
            your troops.  I suggest you follow 
            your orders.
     General Skywalker stands angrily pondering the situation.
     Sandage and the other senators are tense, a little afraid
     that he might cut them down on the spot.
                       SANDAGE
            Well, General?
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.
                       A-2
            It's desertion.  They'll destroy us. 
            How could this happen?
                       C-3
            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.
                       DEVIL TWO
            I don't get it.  What do you 
            think, Boss?
     General Skywalker appears on the monitors.
                       SKYWALKER (with difficulty)
            Base one to Devil Leader, scramble code 
            niner.  Break your attack and return to 
            base.  Repeat, break your attack. 
            Confirm.
                       PILOT LEADER
            They're hurt, sir, but they still have 
            power.  We should finish...
                       SKYWALKER
            Break off.  The war is over.  Run on 
            white lights.  Get back here, Mace. 
            We're going to need you.
                       PILOT LEADER
            Confirmed base one.  We're on our way. 
            Did you copy, Devil Two?
                       DEVIL TWO
            Roger, Boss.
     The two starfighters break off the attack and start back
     toward the planet.  Without warning, the fort directs
     concentrated fire at the two starfighters.  Devil Two
     instantly bursts into flames, then disintegrates.  Pilot
     Leader's tail section is hit, and the ship pinwheels 
     toward the planet.  Blood covers Pilot Leader's immobile 
     face.
                       PILOT LEADER'S NAVIGATOR
            We're under fire.  They're still shooting.  
            I thought it was over.  We're hit!  We're 
            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, leaving only 
     a puff of pink smoke reflected in the rim light of the 
     planet.
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 descending air-
     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 - TOWNOWI
     General Skywalker sits alone, meditating in the deserted 
     war room.  Montross approaches the contemplative general.
                       MONTROSS
            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 SPACE FORTRESS
     General Vader stands behind a row of men at computer 
     control panels overlooking a huge assembly of troop, 
     tanks, and transports. A commander reports to the general.
                       COMMANDER
            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.  He 
     speaks to the troops and pilots waiting in their huge 
     war machines for the invasion order.
                       VADER
            The war is won.  With the conquering 
            of this  system, we have ushered in a 
            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 will 
            make the kingdom complete.  Do so with 
            pride and care.
     Vader puts down the mike, and turns to his commander.
                       VADER
            Let the invasion begin.
50.  EDGE OF THE DUNE SEA - TOWNOWI
     KUROLAND, or "No-Man's Land," where the rugged desert 
     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 C-3.
                       A-2
            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 
            getting...
     The towering C-3 stops short and turns on the blabbering 
     mechanical runt.
                       C-3
            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.
                       A-2
            You'll be malfunctioning within a 
            day.  You're going the wrong way, 
            but your way is always the wrong 
            way.
     C-3 stops and yells to the smaller android.
                       C-3
            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 he came.
                       C-3
            You little malfunctioning twerp. 
            This is all your fault.  You tricked
            me into going this way, but you'll do 
            no better!
     He sits in a huff of anger and frustration, knocking the 
     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 speeder lurches 
     forward with a start, banging into a large rock.  The 
     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 Valor, standing 
     directly behind him.  He is startled, then terrified.
                       JUSTIN
            Where is your master?
     The little robot clicks and rattles, but doesn't speak.
                       JUSTIN (Cont.)
            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, has been 
     standing next to him for some time.
                       PRINCESS (sarcastically)
            Well, General, who's your friend?
                       JUSTIN
            I don't know.  He doesn't seem to 
            be able to talk.  Damaged, probably...
            Jettisoned from a damaged ship...
                       PRINCESS
            What do you intend to do with it?
                       JUSTIN
            We'll take it with us.  Could be a 
            storehouse of valuable information.
     Justin guides the android into the small luggage area 
     behind the front seat, then hops into the driver's seat.
                       PRINCESS
            I don't want to ride with that thing. 
            I order you to destroy it immediately.
                       JUSTIN
            Get in!  We've got to hurry if we're 
            going to get across the "dunehedge" 
            by nightfall.  You're coming, one way 
            or the other.  Will you join us peace-
            ably?
     The princess reluctantly gets into the speeder, and it starts 
     with a jolt.
53.  LANDSPEEDER - DESERT MESAS - TOWNOWI
     The speeder flies along, a foot or so above the landscape.
                       PRINCESS
            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 your 
            eyes though.  I'll have them petrified 
            and made into a necklace.
                       JUSTIN
            Your sweetness is only surpassed by your 
            beauty.  Just try to remember, I'm only 
            following orders.
                       PRINCESS
            To beat and abuse me?
                            
                       JUSTIN
            I'm afraid I've only learned one way 
            to treat wild animals.
     A-2 thrashes about, trying to relieve the pressure on his      
     cramped legs.
                       PRINCESS
            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 races past 
     him about a hundred yards away.  He runs after it, 
     screaming in desperation, until he stumbles and falls 
     head over heels down an enormous sand dune.  Silently,      
     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.
                       PRINCESS
            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.
                       A-2
            Function!  Function!  It's me. 
            Come on, function.
                       VALOR
            Well, my little friend, you've 
            found your tongue.
                       A-2
            We must help him.  We've been 
            lost.
                       VALOR
            Where did you come from?
     The little robot runs around his fallen partner giving him 
     small electric charges from his claw hand.  C-3 shudders 
     from head to toe, then regains consciousness.
                       C-3
            What happened?
                       A-2
            You're overheated.
                       VALOR
            Where did you come from?
                       A-2
            We were jettisoned from six twenty-
            nine P.R. one.
                       VALOR
            I'm unfamiliar with that ship. 
            What type is it?
                       C-3
            It's a class M station, not a 
            conventional craft.
     C-3 then stands and shakes the young Dai's hand.
                       C-3
            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 - TWONOWI
     Both A-2 and C-3 are stuffed into the tiny luggage com-
     partment.  It is late in the day when the speeder rumbles 
     to a stop in a small desert canyon surrounded by steep 
     cliffs and broken boulders.
                       JUSTIN
            We'll rest here.
                       C-3
            At last.  The transport is welcome 
            but my joints are frozen.
     Everyone climbs out of the low-slung speeder.  Valor
     watches the two androids as they stretch their mechanical 
     limbs.
                       A-2
            I've got a bad case of dust contami-
            nation.  I can barely move.
                       C-3
            What a foresaken place this is.  We 
            seem to be made to suffer.  It's 
            our lot in life.  Sir, could you 
            tell...?
     C-3 turns and notices that Valor and the princess have 
     disappeared.  He looks all around.
                       C-3
            Where did they go?  They've dis-
            appeared.
                       A-2
            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.  Suddenly  a 
     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 - TOWNOWI
     Captain Valor and the princess are greeted by General 
     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 
            my father?
                       GENERAL
            The King is dead, Your Highness.
     All anger suddenly drains from the princess. She almost
     timidly asks the next question.
                       PRINCESS
            My mother?... and brothers?
                       GENERAL
            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 toward the 
     main chamber.  She vainly attempts to hold back the tears.
58.  DESERT CANYON - TOWNOWI
     The two puzzled androids sit on the landspeeder, pondering 
     the disappearance of their saviour.
                       C-3
            Do you suppose we're in danger?
                       A-2
            The logic of this environment 
            escapes me.
     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 the robots.
                       GUARD
            You will remain calm, and you will 
            remain here.
                       C-3
            Certainly. I'm C-3, Human Cyborg 
            Relations.  Your kindness is greatly 
            appreciated.
     A-2 sits rather suspiciously behind his extroverted friend.
59.  ROYAL CHAMBER - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     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.
                       QUEEN
            The senate has been corrupted.
                       SKYWALKER
            They cannot rule without your 
            wish.
                       QUEEN
            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 must 
            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 
            things that...
                       SKYWALKER
            I understand, Your Highness.
                       QUEEN
            The chrome companies on Ophuchi have 
            offered to supply you with the men 
            and ships necessary to return Zara 
            to the throne.
                       SKYWALKER
            Can the chrome companies be trusted?
                       QUEEN
            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.
                       ZARA
            Mother, you must not stay.
                       QUEEN
            I am too old for such a journey.  The 
            kingdom already controls the space-
            port cities.  You have a long way to 
            travel.  It won't be easy.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 
            for this.
                       ZARA
            Do not put words into my mouth. 
            I will stand for what is necessary.
     The general simply smiles.
60.  SUB-HALLWAY - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     The general walks briskly through an isolated hallway,
     closely followed by Montross.
                       SKYWALKER
            How is Captain Oxus' recovery?
                       MONTROSS
            Very good;  he's up and around.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 
            speed!
     Montross turns and rushes down another hallway.
61.  MEDICAL CENTER BLUE - UNDERGROUND FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     The general enters a stark white waiting area filled 
     with scholarly looking gentlemen.  An attendant greets 
     General Skywalker and takes him into a small observation 
     chamber overlooking a large operating theatre. An 
     elderly doctor greets him.
                       DOCTOR
            Good to see you, General.  I'm afraid 
            we're not quite ready yet.  Thank God 
            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 table surrounded 
     by strange looking equipment.  An ominous looking clamp is 
     placed on the man's head.
                       SKYWALKER
            How many are going?
                       DOCTOR
            Thirty-three of the greatest scientific 
            minds in our system...A high price for 
            freedom.
                       SKYWALKER
            Thirty-three scientists!  Transporting 
            a group that size, undetected... I don't...
                       DOCTOR
            Don't worry, General.  All you'll be 
            taking are their minds.
     The doctor moves over to a safe-like cabinet guarded by 
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            "Bloodory's distillation?"
                       DOCTOR
            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 child 
            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 have 
            prepared a special shock belt to carry 
            the vials.
     In the background, the limp body of the scholar on the
     operating table is removed, and another scientist is 
     escorted into the operating threatre.  Dr. Bloodory, a 
     portly doctor in his forties, enters the room and shakes 
     hands with the general.
                       DOCTOR
            General, this is Dr. Bloodory. 
            He'll be making the trip with 
            you.
                       BLOODORY
            It's an honor to meet you, General. 
            I'm sure I couldn't be in safer 
            hands.
                         
                       SKYWALKER
            The chrome companies are exacting 
            a high price indeed!  Politics will 
            be the ruin of us all.
                       BLOODORY
            Careful.  If we could rid ourselves 
            of the politicians, generals would 
            no longer be necessary.
                       DOCTOR
            We should be ready by zero three 
            hundred.
     The doctors exit, leaving the general alone to watch the 
     huge machine extract another brain.
62.  SPACEPORT - OBSERVATION DECK - TOWNOWI
     Governor Horus, General Vader walk down a boarding ramp to 
     an observation deck overlooking the conquered city of 
     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 unloaded.
                       VADER
            Not much of a planet.
                       HORUS
            Darth, you've done well.  Do you 
            think you will have the Royal 
            Family by nightfall?
                       VADER
            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.
                       HORUS
            A man hungry for power can always 
            be trusted... to betray those in 
            power.  I'm sure his information 
            is correct.
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 the landspeeder.
                       SKYWALKER
            We'll take them with us.  They 
            know more about that fortress 
            than any ten men.  They will be 
            very useful.
                       JUSTIN
            Can they be trusted?
                       SKYWALKER
            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 
            wrong hands.
     The general approaches the two robots. A-2 shyly moves
     around his taller companion.
                       SKYWALKER
            Greetings.  I'm Luke:  Agricultural 
            Engineering.  We're going to be 
            travelling together.  You're going 
            with us to help set up a hortastation 
            on KANDALAR.
     C-3 shakes hands with the general.
                       C-3
            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
            A-2:  Fusion Repair.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 at attention. 
     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.
                       QUEEN
            You must learn strength.
     The princess turns and moves to the larger speeder where 
     she is helped aboard by Captain Valor.
                       PRINCESS (fuming)
            I don't need your help, thank you.
     She gives the general an angry look.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'm afraid he's necessary.
     A commotion erupts at the mouth of the underground fortress. 
     Count Sandage, several senators and ten to twelve troopers 
     rush into the canyon and block the speeders.
                       SANDAGE
            Where are you going?  What is 
            this?
     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.
                       QUEEN
            Zara and the boys are being taken to 
            safety.  It is my wish.
                       SANDAGE
            The King has assured their safety.  
            They must stay.
                       QUEEN
            It is not my wish....
                       SANDAGE
            General, you've gone too far this 
            time.  (to the troops)  Arrest him.
     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.
                       QUEEN
            Stop this!
     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 
     embarrassed.
                       QUEEN
            May the force of others be with you.
     The general and his captains head for the speeders, while 
     the Queen and all the others return to the underground 
     fortress.
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 canyon collapses 
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            It was the only way we could be 
            safe from treachery.
65.  DUNE SEA - TOWNOWI
     The two sleek landspeeders glide effortlessly through the 
     vast hills and valleys of the dune sea.  At the base of the 
     towering ridge, the four-man speeder stops.   The smaller 
     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.
                       JUSTIN
            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 stretch from 
     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 in precision 
     formation.  Their lances form a giant pin-cushion. It is 
     an awesome sight.
                       SKYWALKER
            They're coming from the spaceport at 
            Anchorhead, which means they control 
            everything between here and the space-
            port at Gordon.
                       JUSTIN
            Can we go around them?
                       SKYWALKER
            No.  We'll have to wait for them to 
            pass.  Captain Valor, see if you can 
            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 dial.
                       PRINCESS
            Must you do that?
     Valor smiles rather sarcastically.
                       JUSTIN
            Orders... The invasion force has cut 
            us off.  We'll probably be here for 
            some time.  You ought to stretch a 
            bit.
                       PRINCESS
            Is that a command, General?  Maybe I 
            feel like watching after my brothers.
     Valor looks back at the two sleeping boys.
                       JUSTIN
            They're not going anywhere.  They're 
            asleep.
                       PRINCESS
            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 and salutes. 
     The legionnaire is dressed in the fascist black and chrome 
     uniform of the legendary Lettow One Hundred.  The general 
     returns his salute.
                       VADER
            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.
                       DODONA
            I want a tie-in to your computer 
            network, a control center, and 
            communication access.
                       VADER
            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?
                       DODONA
            If he was not a Dai  I wouldn't be 
            here.
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, indicating that 
     they have travelled far.  The two captains drive through the 
     night as everyone else sleeps.  Valor calls Oxus on the 
     intercom.
                       JUSTIN
            How are your fuel packs?  I'm reading 
            minus four.
                       OXUS
            I'm too low to transfer any.
     The general, who appeared to be asleep, opens his eyes, and 
     takes the microphone from Oxus.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 block 
     house.  The rusted hulk of a landspeeder lies half-buried 
     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.
                       JUSTIN
            Greetings!  Who's in charge here?
     They look around the deserted station, but find no attendant. 
     An eerie quiet pervades the building.
                       OXUS
            I don't get it.
                       JUSTIN
            You don't have to.  It's abandoned.
     Oxus opens a door leading to a storage area, and stops 
     short.
                       OXUS
            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.
                       OXUS
            They shouldn't have resisted.
     Valor grabs two power packs from the shelf.
                       JUSTIN
            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.
                       OXUS
            Hear that?  Someone's here.  (yelling)  
            We're friends.  Show yourself.
            
     Silence.  Oxus shrugs his shoulders and they start out the 
     door, only to run straight into a burly stormtrooper.
                       STORMTROOPER
            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 royal storm-
     troopers who have surrounded the two speeders.  Several 
     troops have pulled General Skywalker out of the speeder. He 
     acts senile, like a man twice his age.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'm all right.  I can still move 
            about by myself.
     A rough looking sergeant grabs Captain Oxus.
                       SERGEANT
            What are you doing here?
               
                       OXUS
            We're out of power, sir.
                       SERGEANT
            Let me see your passes!
                       OXUS
            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.  Various computer 
     readouts are displayed on the monitor.  Valor starts to put 
     a power pack into one of the speeders.
                       SERGEANT
            What are you doing there?  All 
            power has been restricted.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 desert wasteland. 
     The general speaks into the intercom to Valor
                       SKYWALKER
            Keep a close watch.  If that sergeant 
            runs an analysis on those passes  we 
            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.
                       A-2
            Oilar doesn't seem to help at all.
                       C-3
            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 
            point two.
     The general looks through an electrotelescope mounted in the 
     speeder.  He spots a distant row of troopers riding strange 
     dune birds.
                       SKYWALKER (to Justin)
            It's a patrol.  It could mean trouble. 
            We'd better split up.  You stay on a 
            direct course.  We'll meet you at the 
            western edge of ravine 23-64.  Stay in 
            contact.
     The larger speeder makes a sharp left turn, speeding off
     across a deep ravine.  Valor can begin to distinguish the 
     approaching troopers.
                       JUSTIN
            It looks like there are ten of them. 
            They're heading right for me.  Wait 
            a second.  They've disappeared.  I've 
            lost them.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 his face.
                       OFFICER
            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.
                       OFFICER
            Have you seen any other transports 
            in this area?
                       SKYWALKER
            We saw two heading south.  Going 
            towards Ansel, looked like to me.
                       OFFICER
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Captain Valor, are you clear?
                       JUSTIN
            I have five troopers approaching. 
            Any problem your end?
                       SKYWALKER
            We came through all right.  You 
            shouldn't have any trouble, but stay 
            alert.
                       JUSTIN
            Best wishes!  Here they come.
     Everyone rides along in silence, a little worried about
     Captain Valor, especially the princess.
                       PRINCESS
            Do you think he'll be all right?
                       SKYWALKER
            He can take care of himself.
     Oeta is looking out the back window of the speeder.
                       OETA
            Hey look!  They're coming back.
     Everyone looks to see the patrol quickly gaining on them.
                       SKYWALKER
            Stop!  They're faster.  Get 
            your weapon.
     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.  Oxus checks 
     the dead troopers.
73.  WASTELAND RAVINE - TOWNOWI
     The general rides at breakneck speed after the fleeing
     trooper.  His lazersword is raised high over his head, ready 
     to deal a deathblow.  The lumbering birds race through the 
     winding ravine.
74.  WASTELAND RAVINE - TOWNOWI
     The intercom warning buzzer begins to scream.  Oxus rushes 
     for it  but the princess gets there first.
                            
                       PRINCESS
            Are you all right?
                       JUSTIN
            Two riders heading your way.  I 
            got three, but two got away. 
            Watch yourselves!
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 
     swords.
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.
                       OXUS
            It looks worse than it is.  You'll 
            be all right.
     Oxus motions to the princess, who looks a little relieved.
                       OXUS
            Bring me the med aid pack.
                       PRINCESS
            It he was clumsy enough to get hurt, 
            maybe we ought to let him bleed to 
            death.
     She hands Oxus the kit, as the general rides up and dis-
     mounts.  He moves to Valor.
                       SKYWALKER
            You missed two.
                       JUSTIN
            I know. I couldn't...
                       SKYWALKER
            Don't let it happen again. 
            We'd better move out.  They might 
            have reported in.
77.  CONTROL ROOM - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
     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.
                       AIDE
            The patrol was lost, sir.  All 
            ten of them.
                       DODONA
            It's to be expected.
                       VADER
            Have you found them?
                       DODONA
            They're heading for the spaceport 
            at Gordon.  I'm going there.  Have 
            all security doubled.  Make it an 
            alert.
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 
     cramped quarters.
                       C-3
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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  blockhouse style 
     cantina.  Various strange forms of transport are parked out-
     side the bar.
                       SKYWALKER
            Take care here.  If there is any 
            trouble, get back to the others.
     The general and Oxus enter the shabby cantina.  The murky 
     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, slimy, furry, 
     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 creature 
     shoves the general.
                       CREATURE
            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.
                       HUMAN
            He doesn't like you.
                       SKYWALKER
            I understood him.
                       HUMAN
            I don't like you either.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'm sorry.
     The big creature is getting agitated  and yells at the
     general.
                       HUMAN
            Don't insult us.  You just watch 
            yourself.  We're wanted men.  I 
            have the death sentence on twelve 
            systems.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'll be careful then.
                       HUMAN
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            You insist on a fight then?
                       HUMAN
            Just try and kill us.
                       SKYWALKER
            It will hurt a little.
                       HUMAN
            We aren't cowards.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 - TOWNOWI
     General Skywalker embraces Han Solo, the underground contact. 
     Han is a huge  green skinned monster with no nose and large 
     gills.
                       HAN
            You old stardog.  Took a war to get 
            you out here...
     Oxus arrives with Captain Valor, the princess, and her
     brothers, and the two puzzled androids.
                       SKYWALKER
            It's been too long.  We've been through 
            much together.  It will be good to have 
            you out of retirement and back at my 
            side.  How is General Valor?  (putting 
            his arm around the young Captain Valor)  
            This is his son.
                       HAN
            You're all the old boy will talk about. 
            He's still holding up.  Come, let's get 
            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 rumble through 
     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 - TOWNOWI
     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 leaders bow 
     before the princess.
82.  SLUM DWELLING - DINING AREA - TOWNOWI
     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 
     bedroom.
                       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 
            enjoy it.
                       C-3
            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 relieved.
                       DATOS
            You're taking a great risk travelling 
            with them.  This whole operation 
            sounds bad to me.  I don't trust the 
            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.
                       OCCO
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Any uprising without a coordinated 
            attack on the death star is out of 
            the question.
                       HAN
            He's right.  As long as it's 
            operational, any action down here 
            would be meaningless.  We must 
            proceed as planned.  Are the 
            arrangements secure?
     QUIST, the third member of the underground, sparks to life 
     and places several discs and badges on the table.
                       QUIST
            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 
            scanners.
                       DATOS
            Were you able to aquire the necessary 
            power packs?
                       QUIST
            It's become a serious problem.  All 
            power supplies have been restricted. 
            S-4 units are impossible to come by.
                       HAN
            I know an agent who might be able to 
            acquire them for us.  I'll check with 
            him.  It will be risky, but we've no 
            other choice.
83.  SPACEPORT OBSERVATION DECK - TOWNOWI
     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;  it is 
     inaudible over the screams of the tortured partisans.
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 
     partisan underground.
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 puzzle.  Princess 
     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 look, then 
     returns to the other room.
86.  SLUM DWELLING - DINING AREA - TOWNOWI
     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 general.
                       HAN
            We could only get one unit.  Their 
            methods are proving to be very 
            effective.
     Akira places the powerpack back on the table.  The pain from 
     those simple movements shows on his face.
                       AKIRA
            This will work fine.
                       HAN
            One of the boys will have to stay.
            
                       DATOS
            We can't hide him for very long.
            The risk is too great.  Which-
            ever boy doesn't go must be des-
            troyed.
     The princess is alarmed, and looks to the general for support. 
     He gives her an understanding look.
                       SKYWALKER
            Not while they're in my charge. 
            Find another way to get him through.
                       DATOS
            There's no other way.  We've 
            analyzed every possible alter-
            native.  You can't jeopardize 
            the enitre...
     Captain Valor enters the room.
                       HAN
            We have no time for discussion. 
            The freighters leave at zero 
            three hundred.  We must get 
            started.
     Through a break in the door, Oxus watches A-2 and C-3 
     play with the two young princes.
                       OXUS
            What about A-2?  Could we loboto-
            mize him and use his energy pack?
                       SKYWALKER
            They're not compatible.  We'd 
            have to completely change the 
            system.
                       HAN
            It could work.
                       DATOS
            There isn't enough time.  You can't 
            do it.
                       AKIRA
            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 his son.
                       AKIRA
            Trust my judgment, Son.  Serve your 
            new teacher well.
     The Dai's breathing becomes more difficult as he turns to 
     the general.
                       AKIRA (Cont.)
            An honorable death, my friend. 
            May the force of others be with 
            you.
     Akira Valor passes on to the other world.  Everyone is 
     stunned.  The general breaks the moment of silence.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Prepare the boys!  We have little 
            time.
     Princess Zara and Captain Oxus rush out of the room, as the 
     general places the power units in the micropacks.
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.
                       ZARA
            Now straighten up, Oeta.  Remember, 
            father expects you to follow his ways. 
            We are going on a trip.  There will be 
            great danger.  You must go to sleep. 
            When you wake, you will be in a strange 
            land, so don't be alarmed.
                       OETA
            Are you going to sleep too?
                       ZARA
            I will be looking after you.  Now 
            be good boys and stand still.  Lift 
            your sleeve.
     Puck lifts his sleeze and Zara injects him with a sleep
     serum.  Oxus enters just as the little prince collapses 
     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 - TOWNOWI
     The limp bodies of the two young princes are carried in 
     by Zara and Captain Oxus.  They are carefully squeezed 
     into the hollowed out microcases.  Zara pensively watches 
     as the general expertly attaches electrodes to her 
     brother's skull.  Han and Datos return from the burial 
     of Akira.  The general looks up from his operation.
                       HAN
            He is at rest.  Are the systems 
            working all right?
                       SKYWALKER
            Full power.  Is everything ready?
     Datos nods yes, as the general closes the case holding Puck. 
     The strain of watching her brothers placed in suspended 
     animation is too great for Zara  and she retreats into the 
     main room.
89.  SLUM DWELLING - MAIN ROOM - TOWNOWI
     Captain Valor stands brooding near a window overlooking 
     the crowded alleyway.  He does not acknowledge Zara's 
     entrance.  She walks over to the window and stands next to 
     the young captain.  They are very close but do not touch.
                       ZARA
            I'm sorry.
     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 indiscernible
     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 crowded terminal. 
     Oxus and Valor carry the large micropacks strapped to their 
     backs.  The robots follow a few paces behind.
                       HAN
            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.
                       OFFICER
            Where are your component receipts?
     Valor and Oxus hand the officer two additional discs, 
     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 several hallways 
     leading to where the freighter is docked.  Valor moves 
     next to  the general.
                       JUSTIN
            I don't like the feel of this.
                       SKYWALKER
            Your senses are strong.  It's a 
            very small disruption.
                       JUSTIN
            It's a Lettow legionnaire.
                       SKYWALKER
            Possibly.  Stay alert.  Warn 
            the others.
     The group walks through the docking links and into the
     Baltarian spacecraft.  Several royal guards pass them, 
     and everyone is ready for the suspected trap, but 
     nothing happens.
91.  INTERIOR - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER - TOWNOWI
     The group stops in a narrow electronic  passageway near 
     the bridge of the ship.  Valor and Oxus unstrap the 
     micropacks containing the two young princes, and check 
     the voltage packs.
                       OXUS
            Little Oeta is losing power faster 
            than normal.  I'd better check it 
            out.
            
                       SKYWALKER
            Wait until the situation is secure. 
            Stay here, and keep on your guard.
            Han!
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 - TOWNOWI
     Han and the general enter the small pilot's chamber and 
     greet the captain, whose face is hidden in the shadows of 
     a computer bank.
                       CAPTAIN
            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.
                       CAPTAIN 
            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.
                       DODONA
            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.
                       INTERCOM
            Situation secure.  Prisoners taken to 
            hold "B";  Twelve casualties... gas 
            was necessary.
     Han and the general relax and drop their weapons.  The 
     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.
                       DODONA
            At last, it's ended.  (to guard)  Take 
            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 - TOWNOWI
     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
                       C-3
            Well, there he is.  Come on.
     The robots waddle off after the Dai prisoners.  As the 
     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 corridor ceiling, 
     thrusting their bound wrists into the lighting fixtures. 
     They land on top of the troops, instantly breaking the 
     necks of four guards, with expertly placed blows.  The 
     eight surviving guards are momentarily dumbfounded.  Han 
     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 
     cell  B.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 him.  General 
     Skywalker grabs another body and throws it into the doorway.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       JUSTIN
            They've taken the cases.
                       SKYWALKER
            Are they aware of the boys?
                       OXUS
            I don't think so.
                       SKYWALKER
            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
            Yes, Sir.
     Oxus and Valor each take a small humming device from their 
     utility belts and head down a narrow hallway.  The general, 
     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.
                       OXUS
            If they were discovered, they would 
            have been sent to a medical station.
                       JUSTIN
            There are more storage areas on the 
            far side.
95.  MAIN HATCH AREA - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER - TOWNOWI
     Han and the general reach the main hatch, closely followed 
     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.
                       HAN
            They're going to take off.  It's 
            too late.
            
                       SKYWALKER
            C-3,  come over here!
     The lanky chrome man approaches the general, who is studying 
     a complex computer control panel next to the hatch.
                       C-3
            Yes sir.  May I be of service?
                       SKYWALKER
            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 of electro-
     closets.  A signal appears on the seekers  and Valor cuts 
     down the door of one of the small cabinets.  Oxus stands 
     guard.  Approaching troops are heard in the distance. 
     Valor quickly rummages through the electropacks until he 
     spots the familiar cases containing the two boys.
                       OXUS
            Troops!
     Valor straps on one of the backpacks  and hands the other 
     to Oxus, as they duck into a narrow passageway.  Four 
     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 - TOWNOWI
     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 - TOWNOWI
     The intercom sparks to life, and the general answers it.
                       SKYWALKER
            Everything looks secure, but give 
            me a minute to check it out.
                       PILOT
            All right.  Stand by.
     The general winks to Han, as C-3 continues his attempt to 
     override the hatch computer.
99.  HALLWAYS - BALTARIAN FREIGHTER - TOWNOWI
     Captain Valor and Oxus cautiously move down 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 
     lowered lazerrifles.
                       VALOR
            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 - TOWNOWI
     The main hatch slowly begins to slide open, when the 
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.  Suddenly, Valor 
     and Oxus round a corner and head for the ever-closing 
     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 
     hatch.
101. BOARDING RAMPS - GORDON SPACEPORT - TOWNOWI
     The general leads the group through various corridors.
                       HAN
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            That's the military section.
                       JUSTIN
            Fighter craft!
                       HAN
            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 corridors.  The
     general, followed by his two young captains, charge toward 
     the heavily guarded military passageway.  Han, with the 
     princess and two robots, follow at a safe distance behind. 
     A guard sees them coming  and orders them to stop.  Captain 
     Valor and the general fire their lazerpistols and the 
     passageway entrance and the troops disappear in a huge 
     explosion.
     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.
                       JUSTIN
            Cutters!  We'll have to draw them 
            out. A blast might alert the crew.
                       SKYWALKER
            A-2,    Come here.
     The little robot waddles over to the old Dai.
                       SKYWALKER
            Move to that intersection and sound the 
            alarm.
     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 
     robot.
                       GUARD
            What is it?  What's wrong?
     With incredible speed, both guards are dropped by a few
     precision blows from the two young captains.  They immediately 
     drag the unconscious guards into the starship.
                       SKYWALKER
            Valor!  Oxus!  Stand guard.  I'll 
            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 promptly subdued. 
     Han switches on the intercom and listens.
                       HAN
            How are we going to get them to 
            open the silo cover?
                       SKYWALKER
            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 
     salutes them.
                       OFFICER
            Have you seen them?
                       JUSTIN
            No, Sir.
                       OFFICER
            They're in this section somewhere. 
            I'm doubling all the guards.  Stay 
            alert.
     Two guards take up positions just outside the cutter areas, 
     and the squad moves on to another starship.  Valor gives 
     his partner a philosophical look.
104. INTERIOR - ROYAL STARSHIP - TOWNOWI
     The gleaming chrome C-3 sits in the pilot's seat  talking 
     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.
                       C-3
            They won't buy it.  I think they're 
            getting suspicious.
     Han enters.
                       HAN
            The crew is taken care of.
                       SKYWALKER
            Well, they're not going to open 
            the silo cover, so I'm afraid we'll 
            have to take it with us.
                       HAN
            We're going to sustain considerable 
            damage if we blast off through that 
            cover.
                       SKYWALKER
            It's a thin  shell.  There is no 
            choice.  (to C-3)  Signal the boys.
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.
                       STORMTROOPERS
            Watch it!  Don't fire into those 
            cutters!  (to Valor)  Shut down 
            the cutters!
     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 silo, crashing
     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.  Pilots receive 
     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 leave the 
     spaceport at Gordon.
                       SKYWALKER
            We suffered light damage to a deflector 
            fin.  It will take them quite a while 
            to catch up with us now.  Tell the boys 
            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 lazercannons mounted 
     in large rotating bubble turrets.
                       HAN
            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 princes.
                       HAN (Cont.)
            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 
     him.
                       ZARA
            Couldn't we let them out now?
                       JUSTIN
            It's better this way.  Things are 
            going to get rough.
                       ZARA
            Will we make it?  Is there any 
            hope?  Stay with me.  I love you.
     Captain Valor is slightly shocked at this outburst.  The 
     princess starts to cry and clings to him for support.
                       JUSTIN
            No-one is going to die, so stop acting 
            like a child and start behaving like a 
            queen.  What is this silly talk of love?  
            You belong to the people of Townowi  and 
            my job is to return you to them, nothing 
            more.  Now straighten up and get into a 
            lifepod.
     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 system.  The 
     general watches the computer readout estimate the position 
     of the royal hunter destroyers.
                       C-3
            Hostile craft will intercept at 
            thirty plus.
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.
                       OXUS
            What is it?
                       JUSTIN
            Where is Zara?
                       OXUS
            She went forward.  What's going 
            on with you two?
            
                       JUSTIN
            I love her.
                       OXUS
            You're asking for trouble.  She's a queen. 
            Do you know what you're saying?
                       JUSTIN
            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 of proton 
     torpedoes.  The intercom squawks to life.
                       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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            You boys ready?
114. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
     The captains adjust the lazercannon controls in front of 
     them and check in with the general.
                       SKYWALKER
            They should be within range in 
            twelve seconds...
     Captain Valor adjusts his giant lazer ack-ack cannon, 
     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 it.
                       OXUS
            My vertical rotating circuits are 
            out.
     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 
     approach.
115. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
     The starship shudders as the hunter destroyers open fire.
     Han relays the ship's status to the general  as C-3 struggles 
     to keep up with the barrage of orders.
                       HAN
            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 
            signal.
116. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
     The constant flashing of deflected lazer bolts reflect in 
     the interior of the lazercannon bubble.  Captain Valor 
     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 
     the intercom.
                       JUSTIN
            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 
     range.
                       OXUS
            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 gleefully returns. 
     These moments of triumph are broken by the intercom.
                       SKYWALKER
            Captain Valor, next run you wait for 
            my signal.  We haven't much power to 
            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.
                       HAN
            We have a weakened shield on the 
            port turret...
                       SKYWALKER
            Warn Captain Valor.  Get him out of 
            there.  (to C-3)  Change your 
            heading by point five.
118. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - SPACE
     Princess Zara listens to Han warn Valor.
                       HAN
            Your shield power is down.  Abandon 
            that position and seal that section. 
            Report!  Captain, do you hear me?  
            Captain?!!!
     Zara becomes worried that something has happened to Justin. 
     The young captain switches off the intercom system and 
     signals to Oxus that the system has gone dead.  Before Oxus 
     can answer, the two hunter-destroyer spacecraft are upon 
     them once again.  Lazer bolts flash all around them.  The 
     general's signal flashes on, and the captain starts to 
     return the fire.  One of the royal fighters concentrates 
     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 Captain Valor. 
     He bangs against the side of the starship, held only by a 
     weakened lifeline.
     The princess hears Oxus explain Valor's predicament  and 
     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 around and 
     start a new attack.  He turns to A-2.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       C-3
            More craft approaching!
                       HAN
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Change course to three point one.
                       C-3
            That will head us directly into 
            the path of the Norton Asteroid 
            Belt.
                       HAN
            That asteroid belt is too dense 
            to pass through.  The ship won't 
            make it!
                       SKYWALKER
            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 which is
     pacing the rebel starship.  Captain Valor unsuccessfully 
     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, careens off, 
     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 
     damage.
                       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-
     pod area.
121. BRIDGE - STARSHIP - SPACE
     The asteroids hit hard.  The ship is buffeted to and fro as 
     the general, Han, and C-3 struggle into their spacesuit-
     like lifepods.  The royal hunter-destroyer closest to the 
     rebel ship explodes in the on-rush of deadly asteroids. 
     The new reinforcement hunter-destroyers turn back and give 
     up the pursuit.  They disappear from the tracking monitors. 
     The asteroid bombardment becomes almost unbearable.  Warning 
     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 midsection, and 
     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.
                       C-3
            The ship is breaking up.
                       HAN
            We're almost clear of the storm.
                       C-3
            We'll never make it.  Eject.  We 
            must eject.
     The general watches the computer monitor as the starship
     emerges from the far side of the asteroid belt.
                       HAN
            We're approaching one of the 
            Forbidden Systems.
                       SKYWALKER
            We've got to achieve orbit.
                       C-3
            We'll never make it.
     The starship heads for a small blue-green planet in the
     distance.
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.
                       ZARA
            Will he be all right?
                       OXUS
            I think so.  His feelings for 
            you are dangerous.  You should 
            discourage him.
     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.
                       HAN
            We're in orbit.
                       C-3
            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 of 
            them.
                       HAN
            All lifepod systems are operative.
                       SKYWALKER (into intercom)
            If you boys are ready back there, 
            we'll get off this bucket.
                       OXUS
            All systems operative.  I 
            have the signal.
                       A-2
            All systems operative.  We 
            have the signal.
     Han salutes the general  and his lifepod jettisons away 
     from the crippled starship.  He is quickly followed by 
     the general.
124. AFT SECTION - STARSHIP - YAVIN ORBIT
     A-2 pushes the jettison switch  but nothing happens.  Cap-
     tain Valor slowly and with some difficulty  pushes the 
     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 
            second.
     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 them.
                       OXUS
            My power's out!
                       SKYWALKER (over intercom)
            Is it a faulty switch?
                       OXUS
            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 
     damaged cable.
                       OXUS
            I've found it.
                       SKYWALKER
            You haven't much time.  The 
            auxiliary units have already 
            blown.
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Where's Captain Valor?
                       HAN
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Captain Valor, where are you? 
            Report in.
     Valor reaches down and switches off the intercom.
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 
     power switch.
                       OXUS
            There is only one possible solution 
            and we must use it.  Lock the hitch 
            and make sure it is sealed.
                       PRINCESS
            But what of...?
     Another explosion creates a large bulge in the wall of the 
     aft section.
                       OXUS
            We've no time!
     He slams the hatch shut and runs to the power connector.
     Smoke begins to fill the chamber, as Oxus slams a large 
     metallic dampening tool across the damaged connector ter-
     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.
                       ZARA
            I'm all right, but Clieg is 
            still on board.
                       SKYWALKER
            Captain Valor, stay out of 
            there.
     With a rumble, the starship disappears in a spectacular
     explosion, sending debris in all directions.  Valor stops 
     his lifepod and it starts to drift.  He is weeping.  Han 
     and the general watch the remains of the explosion drift 
     away.
                       SKYWALKER
            Captain Valor, stay near Zara. 
            Use your beacon.  Coordinate 
            with us.
     Valor's intercom is weak and there is a great deal of static. 
     The lifepods drift toward the awesome blue-green Yavin 
     surface.  The general loses sight of the other lifepods as 
     they descend through the cloud cover.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 jungles.  The
     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 vine-covered tree. 
     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.
                       HAN
            Are you all right?
                       SKYWALKER
            Fine.  Any signal from Captain
            Valor?
                       HAN
            Nothing yet.  I think they landed 
            further south.
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            This is dangerous country.  We'd better 
            stay together.
                       C-3
            The wildlife in the Forbidden System 
            is extremely hostile.  Perhaps we 
            should seek shelter?
     Han inspects the power units of the micropacks.
                       HAN
            Puck's unit is very low.  I can't 
            tell if the unit is still functioning.
                       SKYWALKER
            We have to find a place to revive 
            them.  We'll start moving south.  We 
            should find protection along that 
            ridge.
     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.  Gruesome and 
     unnatural sounds permeate this ghostly wasteland.  Everyone 
     is cautious and on the alert for an unseen danger.
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 creature scoots 
     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 lifeless.
     Captain Valor is a little groggy but he manages to climb 
     out of the wreckage.  He looks around for A-2.
                       JUSTIN
            A-2!  A-2!
                       A-2
            Help!
     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.
                       JUSTIN
            Did you see Zara?
                       A-2
            She landed on the other side of those 
            trees, approximately eight hundred 
            meters.
                       JUSTIN
            Well, come on, old buddy.  Let's get 
            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 
     cave.
                       SKYWALKER (to Han)
            Check out the inside.  C-3, stand 
            guard.  Keep you eye on the country-
            side.
     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.
                       HAN
            It doesn't go very far.  There's 
            nothing back there.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 heart.
                       HAN
            He doesn't look good.
     The little prince begins to turn blue.  The general grows
     tense.  Puck starts to regain consciousness  but begins
     coughing and choking, then goes limp again.  The general
     quickly props Puck's mouth open with a small plastic rod and 
     checks the reading on his powerpack.
                       SKYWALKER
            We need more power.  Tap off Oeta's 
            unit.  Quickly!
     He then places Puck's arms behind his back and starts pressing 
     on his chest with sharp, rhythmic movements.  Han attaches 
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 Zara's lifepod. 
     In the distance the subhuman cries of lonesome tree beasts 
     cut through the forest murmur.
                       A-2
            Perhaps she went in search of 
            us.
     Valor studies the ground around the capsule.  There are a 
     great many footprints and much broken foliage.
                       JUSTIN
            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.
                       C-3
            It's about fourteen degrees below 
            the horizon...a little to the left.
     The electrobinoculars sweep the rich green landscape until 
     they come to rest on a bright reflection revealing some 
     type of structure.
                       SKYWALKER
            It's too small to be a military 
            base.  Could belong to a trapper.
                       C-3
            Highly unusual.
                       SKYWALKER
            It's on the way.  Perhaps we 
            should investigate.
            
     Little Oeta wakes up with a giant yawn.
                       OETA
            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.  The young 
     warrior stops and motions to the stubby little robot.
                       JUSTIN
            Wait here.  If I don't return by 
            zero two hundred, come looking 
            for me.
     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, deformed, hideous 
     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 hysterically.  Captain 
     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 firing.  Explosions 
     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 
     apart.
     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 fierce baboon-like 
     fangs, struggles to free his companions.
     Valor regains semi-consciousness, and attempts to get up, only 
     to groan and collapse back into unconsciousness.  The Jawas 
     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.  The group 
     disappears into the jungle foliage.
134. TREE HOUSE - FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS - YAVIN
     Han and C-3 carry the two little boys on their shoulders. 
     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.
                       VOICE
            Howdy stranger.  What can I offer you?
     The general spins around and sees Huu Tho, an aged and scruffy 
     looking anthropologist.
                       THO (Cont.)
            I'm Huu Tho of Bastine.
     The general takes the old man's extended hand.
                       SKYWALKER
            I'm Luke Skywalker of Townowi.
     He signals for the others to join him in the clearing.
135. WOOKEE CAMP - YAVIN
     The small caravan of Jawas, led by Boma, enters a small 
     clearing surrounded by many bark and mud hovels.  Young 
     Jawas race ahead of the group, yelling and running in and 
     out of the grubby little dwellings.  Giant, bushbaby-like 
     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 
     and headdress.
136. INTERIOR - ANTHROPOLOGIST HUT - YAVIN
     Anthropologist Tho, the general, Han and the children sit 
     around a large table eating.  Tho yells into the kitchen.
                       THO
            Beru!  Where's the thanta sauce?
     BERU THO, Kuu's warm plump wife, enters carrying a small 
     pitcher.  She smiles at Kuu.
                       BERU
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Where's the nearest city?
                       THO
            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.
                       HAN
            How far is the outpost from here?
                       THO
            Five leagues...an oppressive 
            blight.
                       SKYWALKER
            What class is it?  How many 
            support craft?
                       THO
            It's very small, a class two.  
            Only ten or twelve starraiders, 
            I think.
     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 
     in years.
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 hysterically.  This 
     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 
     furry opponent.
     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 
     and cheer.
138. TREE HOUSE - FOREST OF THE GARGANTUANS - YAVIN
     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-
     plelazer weapons.
                       SKYWALKER (to C-3)
            We'll call for you when we've found them.
                       C-3
            Your orders are quite clear.  The 
            boys will be quite safe.
                       THO
            Don't worry.  The patrols never 
            come out this far.  We'll take good 
            care of the boys.
                       SKYWALKER
            Your kindness will surely be 
            rewarded.
                       THO
            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 
     powered platforms.
                       THO (yelling down to them)
            They're pretty old.  I hope they'll 
            be all right!
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       THO
            Good hunting!  May the force of 
            others be with you.
     Han and the general wave as they ride off into the foreboding 
     Yavin sunset.
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.
                       JUSTIN
            We are leaving.  We must go. 
            Stand away!
     The huge Jawa kneels and bows down in front of the young Dai. 
     Valor looks down and smiles.
                       JUSTIN
            Rise my friend.  We will meet 
            again.
     Valor walks toward the jungle and Boma scurries ahead of him 
     and bows down once more.
                       A-2
            What does he want?
     Valor shakes his head and rubs his several days growth of 
     beard.  He leans down toward Boma.
                       JUSTIN
            Stand up so we can talk properly.
     Boma jabbers in a questioning fashion.
                       JUSTIN
            I am grateful to you and your 
            people, but I must go.  I wish 
            you understood me.  I would 
            make things so much easier.  
            Go!  Go!
     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 with rat-sized 
     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.
                       HAN
            They ran into something.
                       SKYWALKER
            It's strange they left their 
            dead.  Something...
     The constant cacophony of jungle creatures suddenly stops. 
     The two warriors scan the jungle for possible danger.  Han 
     draws his lazerpistol.  The cacophony starts again as the 
     general ignites his lazersword.
                       HAN
            Two or three moving this way 
            from the east.
     He listens more closely for a few moments.
                       HAN (Cont.)
            It's A-2.
     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.
                       HAN
            You were followed.
                       JUSTIN
            He wouldn't stay.  He's the one I 
            saved.
     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 is embarrassed.
142. VINE JUNGLE RIDGE - YAVIN
     Captain Valor joins the general on a ridge overlooking the
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Their trail leads directly to the 
            outpost.  Patrols are probably 
            out looking for us by now.
                       JUSTIN
            Finding her in there isn't going 
            to be easy.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.
                       JUSTIN
            Something's going on down there.
            Han!
     Han moves up next to Valor, followed closely by Boma.
                       JUSTIN
            Your eyes are better than mine.
            What do you make of that?
                       HAN
            They look like Jawas, hundreds 
            of them.
     Han turns and speaks to Boma, gesturing toward the movement 
     far below in the jungle.
                       HAN
            Apparently it's a siege.  They've 
            been harassing the outpost for 
            almost two years.
                       SKYWALKER
            Have they ever tried to take the 
            fortress?
     Han relays this to Boma.
                       HAN
            He says they've made several 
            assaults, but they are no match 
            for the weapons.
                       SKYWALKER
            It's only a class three fortress.  
            Maybe they just need a little 
            help.
     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 radio
     system wails through the calm of the tree house.  Oeta,
     dragging an eight-legged, furry rodent, rushes up to the 
     old radio and flips the receiver.
                       OETA
            I'm reading yah.  Go ahead.
                       SKYWALKER
            Oeta, how are you getting along?
                       OETA
            Great!  I caught a thumper, a 
            really big one.  Its name is 
            Amber.
     He yanks on the leash, and the furry beast lets out a
     strained yelp.
                       SKYWALKER
            Good, Oeta.  How's your brother?  
            Are you taking good care of him?
                       OETA
            Oh, sure.  He's out collecting 
            "abas" with Huu and Beru.  I'm 
            in charge here.  Did you find 
            Zara?
                       SKYWALKER
            Not yet.  We'll be away for a 
            while.  You mind Tho until we 
            return.  May the force of others 
            be with you.
                       OETA
            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 below.
                       C-3
            Come and eat your dinner.
                       OETA
            They're back!  They're back!  Come Amber.
     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.
                       OETA
            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.
                       OETA
            Quiet, Amber.  Come here.  Come on.
                       C-3
            What's wrong?
                       OETA
            Troopers.  We must hide.  Stay quiet.
     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.
                       OETA
            The food!
     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.  Eventually it 
     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 clutching 
     the struggling thumper.  All the movement above them stops 
     and Oeta looks to the robot.
                       C-3 (quietly)
            They're still up there.  Stay 
            still.
     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 
     thumper.
                       SERGEANT
            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 stone table
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            ... 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 
            against them.
     The general pauses while Han and Boma translate.
                       SKYWALKER 
            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 jungle.
146. INTERIOR - CONTROL ROOM - ROYAL OUTPOST - YAVIN
     A trooper sitting at an elaborate control panel turns to an 
     officer watching a monitor system.
                       TROOPER
            A large concentration of trestuals 
            at point E-2.
                       OFFICER
            Alert squads one through six.
147. VINE JUNGLES - OUTPOST PERIMETER - YAVIN
     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 
     the jungle.
148.  ROYAL OUTPOST - VINE JUNGLE - YAVIN
     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.
                       TANK PILOT
            There is a large concentration,
            red two by X-S.  Let's break 
            them up.
     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 with various 
     electronic scopes, and laugh at the fleeing creatures.
149. VINE JUNGLE - OUTPOST PERIMETER - YAVIN
     The general stands on a limb of a jungle tree, watching the 
     advancing tanks.  Captain Valor is on another branch a few 
     feet away.
                       SKYWALKER
            They've grown sloppy fighting 
            Jawas.  The intrafazer systems 
            aren't on.  They're in for a 
            little surprise.
     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 heavy stone 
     pendulums.  The wedges fly through the air, neatly clipping 
     off the antenna groupings protruding from the tops of the 
     airtanks.
150. INTERIOR - AIRTANK - VINE JUNGLE - YAVIN
     Several of the lights and monitors go dark on the main control 
     panel.  The pilot flips several switches in a panic.
                       PILOT
            All high phasing units are out.  
            We've lost all contact.
                       SERGEANT
            Send out a ground signal!
     Suddenly, all of the monitors go white, and static fills the 
     crowded tank interior.  An alarm signal sounds.
                       SERGEANT
            What is it?!!!
                       PILOT
            All signals, sensers, everything, 
            are coming right back to us.  Some 
            kind of deflection screen.  It's a 
            total blackout.
                       SERGEANT
            Get out there and see if you can 
            see anything.
     The pilot pushes a button and the main hatch slowly slides 
     away.
151. VINE JUNGLE - OUTPOST PERIMETER - YAVIN
     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 tank.
     Several signal mirrors flash their messages to Han and the 
     general.
                       HAN
            That makes four captured.
                       SKYWALKER
            Have them camouflaged.  I'm 
            going with Captain Valor.
152. INTERIOR - AIRTANK - VINE JUNGLE - YAVIN
     Jawas are removing the tank crew as Valor checks out the power 
     controls.  The general slides through the main hatch.
                       SKYWALKER
            Any damage?
                       JUSTIN
            She's fine.  We're ready to 
            move.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 - YAVIN
     The tank starts up with a loud roar, startling many Jawas 
     resting on the mighty vehicle.  Boma yells at the warriors 
     and they fall a few feet behind the tank, their shields 
     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 
     to attention.
                       GENERAL
            Can you see anything?
                       OFFICER
            No, sir, but they've stopped 
            firing.
                       AIDE
            Communications still can't reach 
            them, sir.
                       GENERAL
            Does anyone know what's going on?
                       OFFICER
            I'm sure they've got them on the 
            run, sir.
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Swing left.  They're trying to cut us 
            off.
156. STARSHIP RUNWAY - ROYAL OUTPOST - YAVIN
     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.
                       HAN
            We've taken the main control center.  
            All power units have been shut 
            down.  They're helpless.
                       JUSTIN
            Have they found Zara?
                       HAN
            They've taken her back to Townowi.  
            The ship left nor more than ten 
            hours ago.
                       SKYWALKER (to Han)
            Set up a perimeter around these 
            starships.  Use as many men as 
            you need.
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 scattered everywhere. 
     A-2 stands on a chair, projecting an image of the "death 
     star" fortress orbiting Townowi, on the table top.
                       A-2
            ... 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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 
            in force.
                       JUSTIN
            But no pilots.
     Han and Boma enter the office.
                       HAN
            Still no contact with Huu Tho 
            or the kids.  I'm afraid some-
            thing's happened.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 the room.
                       JUSTIN (mocking)
            They're fierce warriors  but you'll 
            never teach them to fly.
     The general gives him a stern look.
                       SKYWALKER
            They'll fly  and Townowi will be 
            free.
                       JUSTIN
            May the force of others be with 
            you.
     The general embraces the young Dai.
                       SKYWALKER
            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 - TOWNOWI
     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  
     before her.
                       VADER
            I pray you have been treated honorably?  
            I am your servant, Darth Vader.  It 
            won't be long before we will be able to 
            return you to your people.  (to an aide)  
            Are the chambers ready?
                       AIDE
            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.
                       VADER
            Just relax, and everything will be fine.  
            (to guards)  Take her to section twenty-
            five.
     Zara is forcibly taken from the room.
                       VADER (to officer)
            What time do the doctors from Granicus 
            arrive?
                       OFFICER
            Sixty-five hours, sir.
                       VADER
            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.
                       PILOT
            Any contact yet?. It appears 
            deserted.  I don't like it.
     The tank enters the outpost perimeter and smoking rubble 
     from the recent battle comes into view   The pilot becomes 
     alarmed.
                       PILOT
            There has been an attack!  
            Reverse direction.
     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.  His younger 
     brother Puck follows him out of the tank.  Below them, the 
     Jawas bully the captured crewmen.
                       PUCK
            What will they do to us?
                       OETA
            I don't know  but it don't look 
            good.
     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.
                       OETA
            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 
     incessantly.
162. INTERIOR - ROYAL STARSHIP - SKY OVER YAVIN
     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 the Jawa.
                       SKYWALKER
            You'll get the hang of it.
     Han also gives the Jawa a few words of encouragement.
                       SKYWALKER
            Now, let's see if we can get into 
            orbit.  Push this, then ease her up.
     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 hysterically.  Han 
     becomes nervous and upset.
                       SKYWALKER
            Not so fast.  Back off!  Back off!
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            Don't worry.  Ignorance is on 
            their side.
     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 - TOWNOWI
     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 his papers.
                       JUSTIN
            I'm here to check the vent ports in 
            the rim tracks.
                       OFFICER
            Your ship is from Yavin.  We've 
            lost all contact with them.  What's 
            going on out there?
                       JUSTIN
            There is a fierce invasion just east of 
            Bull Pup station.  It's really a mess 
            out there.
     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.
                       JUSTIN
            Do you mind if I use your com-link?
                       OFFICER
            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.
                       A-2
            Station 325 is the highest security 
            area on board.  It's a detention area.
     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 - TOWNOWI
     Valor and A-2 enter a security station.  Guards and electronic 
     cutters are everywhere.  An officer approaches Valor and checks 
     his papers.
                       OFFICER
            The B-23 can't enter this station.
                       JUSTIN
            But I need him.
                       OFFICER
            Sorry.  No mechanical personnel. 
            It's restricted.
     Valor watches helplessly as A-2 is led into a waiting area.
                       OFFICER
            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 
     the guard.
                       TROOPER
            Mathusians just beat the PDRs again.  
            They should be in another league.  Do 
            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 
     ring radio.
                       TROOPER
            Code six - alert.
166. STARSHIP RUNWAY - ROYAL OUTPOST - YAVIN
     Six Jawas sit before Han and the general, listening to Han 
     explain something about space fighting.  Tho approaches the 
     general.
                       THO
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            We should be ready by the time he 
            arrives.
     Han turns to the general.
                       HAN
            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 
     of starships.
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 instructions. 
     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 system.
168. DETENTION AREA HALLWAY - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     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.
                       OFFICER
            Ben Five to Boma.  All clear.
     The troops relax; some stand in groups, others wander a
     distance away, poking into the various small alleyways 
     running off the main hallway.  One trooper notices a small 
     reflected light in one of the narrow corridors  and carefully 
     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 Valor, dressed 
     in the uniform of a royal startrooper.  He joins the platoon 
     and they march away.
169. GENERAL'S QUARTERS - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     General Vader and several officers watch the progress of the 
     search on TV monitors.  The general speaks into an intercom.
                       VADER
            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 grin.
                       DODONA
            Contact has been lost with the ship 
            carrying the doctors from Granicus.  
            The princess' treatment will have to 
            be delayed.
                       VADER
            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.
                       VADER
            Yes. Yes.  Put it on the view screen.
     One of the TV monitors switches to an image of the unconscious 
     trooper Captain Valor stripped.
                       VADER
            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 
     the hallway.
                       CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD
            Squad leaders!
     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 - TOWNOWI
     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 - TOWNOWI
     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 leader.  When 
     they've inspected the last starship, Datos turns to the 
     general.
                       DATOS
            I'm speechless.  It's amazing.  A 
            most impressive display.  For the 
            first time since the take-over, I 
            feel real hope.
                       SKYWALKER
            Will your people be ready?
                       DATOS
            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 
            code signal.
173. DETENTION CELL - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     General Vader and Dodona watch as a medic revives Valor, 
     who has been strapped to an upright slab protected by 
     cutter-rays.
                       MEDIC
            He's coming round.
     The medic backs away and throws the switch which activates 
     the cutters.  A blue glow surrounds Valor as he wakes up 
     and sees Vader and Dodona.
                       VADER
            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.
                       DODONA
            You were insane to come here.  The 
            security on this...this thing is 
            impossible.  Why?  For her?  I can't 
            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
     himself.
174. SLUM DWELLING - GORDON SPACEPORT - TOWNOWI
     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.
                       OCCO
            It's Datos.  We've got the go 
            ahead.
     The men cheer and starts hugging and slapping each other on 
     the back.  Finally  they settle down.
                       QUIST
            Go to your organizations. (to Occo)  
            What's the code time?
                       OCCO
            Zero three thirty.
                       QUIST
            May the force of others be with you.
     The men solemnly shake hands and leave the room.
175. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     Captain Valor stands on a small platform before Governor
     Horus and the High Consul.  His hands are held behind his 
     back by electric bonds.
                       HORUS
            ... 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 and
     escorts the prisoner away.  Vader and the governor seem 
     very pleased with themselves.  Dodona looks back in disgust.
176. CONTROL CENTER - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     In the large central control room, two officers sit above 
     a row of monitors and giant readouts.
                       FIRST OFFICER
            Look!  That whole sector just 
            went dead.  We're losing contact 
            with the surface.  Use the IF 
            link and find out what's going 
            on.
177. DOCKING AREA - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     Dodona halts the squad guarding Captain Valor on an 
     observation deck overlooking a starship docking port. 
     Dodona reports to the officer in charge.
                       DODONA
            Where is the ship?
                       OFFICER
            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 fate.
     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 lazerswords.  Valor 
     assumes a defensive stance, as the troops realize what has 
     happened and draw their swords.
                       DODONA
            This way!
     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.
                       DODONA
            This way!   We can get a starship 
            and be out of here before they've 
            discovered...
                       JUSTIN
            I'm not leaving without the princess.
                       DODONA
            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.
                       SKYWALKER
            There she is.  Activate your deflection 
             shields.
179. DETENTION AREA - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     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 - TOWNOWI
     Valor appears boldly at the end of the hallway facing Dodona 
     and the troops.
                       DODONA
            Get him!
     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.
                       DODONA
            We have only a few seconds before they 
            find us.  All of these hallways are 
            sealable.
     Valor spots a small garbage chute on the corridor wall.  He 
     goes and looks into it.
                       JUSTIN
            Is this pressurized?
                       DODONA
            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 another exit.
182. GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     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.
                       OFFICER
            We've lost contact with the surface.  
            There is a good probability of an 
            uprising.  Even the IF links are out.
                       VADER
            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.
                       CAPTAIN
            All sections D through P-12 are clear.  
            We have reason to suspect they escaped 
            through the disposal system.  We are
            checking.  (he is interrupted by an 
            excited trooper who tells him something) 
            We've found them in Receptacle B-29. 
            You should...
     A red light flashes on one of the other monitors.
                       VADER
            Hold on.
     A controller appears on the second monitor.
                       CONTROLLER
            Starships approaching, three squads 
            of royal design, but no clearance.
                       GENERAL
            Full alert.  Battle stations...
     The general turns back to the Captain of the Guards.
                       CAPTAIN
            You should have them on your 
            screen.
     Alarms sound throughout the fortress.  Lights flash a
     warning.
182. GARBAGE RECEPTACLE - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     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 
     an intercom.
                       VADER
            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 miraculously 
     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 - TOWNOWI
     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 
     relief.
                       VALOR
            They must have knocked the power 
            out.
     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.
                       A-2
            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
     to them.
                       A-2
            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.
                       DODONA
            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 explosion which 
     rocks the hallway.  A hole is ripped in one wall, sucking 
     debris into space.  Everyone holds on to wall fixtures for 
     dear life.
187. GOVERNOR'S QUARTERS - SPACE FORTRESS - TOWNOWI
     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 
     governor.
                       VADER
            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.
                       GOVERNOR
            Continue the fight.
                       VADER
            We've already lost control of the 
            planet.  We must abandon ship while 
            there is still time.  Conditions are 
            much worse than...
                       GOVERNOR
            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 explosions across 
     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.
                       SKYWALKER
            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.  Three troops 
     run toward the lifepods, firing lazerpistols.  dodona returns 
     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 once orbited 
     Townowi.
191. THRONE ROOM - PALACE OF LITE - TOWNOWI
     Queen Zara, in all her grandeur, sits on the magnificent
     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.
                       ZARA
            Your service to Townowi is greatly 
            appreciated.  You are designated 
            class A-4, and will serve Justin 
            Valor, the new Lord Protector of 
            Townowi.  Rise!
     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.
                                                  FADE OUT
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