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THE CHIGNON ASLEEP

34. EXT. SPACE - ASTEROID FIELD

The camera goes through an asteroid field until it comes
to a stop on a Rebel base. A large portal is in the side
of the station. Through it is seen a bustle of activity
going on inside.

CAPTAIN KAZAN
(voice over)
Starlog 3-24-1 from the bridge of the
cruiser RS Reekvange, captain Kazan
reporting. We are awaiting the return of
captain Han Solo and his first mate,
Chewbacca, who are long overdue on a
delicate mission to acquire the mystical
talisman which has been sought by our
forces and the Empire.

35. INT. REBEL BASE - CONTROL ROOM

Luke, Leia, C-3PO, and Rebel General are looking out the
portal into the asteroid field. Artoo rolls down a ramp
and whistles at Threepio.

THREEPIO
(to Artoo)
The talisman - it makes things invisible,
I think.

Artoo beeps another question.

THREEPIO
Yes, even you. Which I think might be an
improvement.

A red colored alien with a headset is sitting at a
communications console. He is a communications officer.
On the monitor, a blip is headed towards their base in
the asteroid field.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
We've picked up something.

LUKE
It's the Millennium Falcon.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
They're coming out of lightspeed. I can't
make contact.

REBEL GENERAL
Try a lower channel.

The radar display fades and a view of the cockpit of the
Falcon is shown. Chewie is seated and Han can be seen
hanging upside down in the background.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
(into headset)
Falcon, do you copy? Come in Falcon.

LUKE
It's Chewie. But where's Han?

LEIA
That's him! Hanging upside down!

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
(to Rebel General)
I can't make radio contact.

REBEL GENERAL
He's on a collision course. Princess,
we're in mortal danger from our own
forces.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
(into headset)
Falcon, do you copy?

REBEL GENERAL
This is madness.

LUKE
You're right General. I can't understand
what Chewbacca's doing.

LEIA
Whatever he's doing, there must be a
reason. Hold your fire.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
(to Rebel General)
We've lost all contact, sir.

The monitor with Chewie on it goes to static.

36. EXT. SPACE - ASTEROID FIELD

The Falcon is headed straight for the Rebel base.

REBEL GENERAL
(voice over)
Standby. The Falcon is near impact.

The Falcon changes direction at the last minute and
speeds away from the base.

37. INT. REBEL BASE - CONTROL ROOM

LUKE
I'm going after them.

LEIA
Luke, take Artoo with you.

Artoo whistles.

LUKE
(to Threepio)
What'd he say?

THREEPIO
If something has happened to captain Solo
and Chewbacca is alone, you will need me
to interpret.

38. EXT. SPACE

A Y-wing flies through the asteroid filed and follows the
Falcon. The Falcon fires several shots at the Y-wing but
miss.

39. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT

Luke and Threepio are both seated in the cockpit. Laser
blasts flash past the canopy of the fighter.

THREEPIO
Sir, he's firing on us.

LUKE
I know, but I don't think he means to hit
us. Chewie's a better shot than that.

40. EXT. SPACE

The Falcon accelerates and speeds away from the pursuing
Y-wing.

THREEPIO
(voice over)
Look, he's speeding up. We're losing him.

LUKE
(voice over)
Not for long.

41. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT

Luke holds his headset microphone closer to his mouth and
speaks into it.

LUKE
(into headset)
This is Y-4 to base. He's heading
straight for a moon in the Panos system.

42. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY

The Falcon flies into a red jelly-like ocean. It goes
under the surface and pops back up on balloons.

43. EXT. SPACE

The Y-wing is headed for the same moon that the Falcon
landed on. The Y-wing is shaking from entering the moon's
atmosphere.

LUKE
(voice over)
Hang on Artoo.

44. INT. Y-WING COCKPIT

The cockpit of the ship is shaking violently.

THREEPIO
What about me? I'm going to shake apart!

45. INT. REBEL BASE - CONTROL ROOM

Leia and the communications officer are at the comm unit.
Luke's transmissions are being monitored by them.

LUKE
(over speaker)
We're approaching the water planet. We're
following Han and Chewie...

The message is cut off by static.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
We've lost them.

46. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY

The Y-wing is headed for the ocean.

LUKE
Hang on, Threepio. We're going in.

THREEPIO
Are you sure this is the best way, sir?

The Y-wing bounces on the surface of the water several
times before coming to a rest. Artoo whistles and
balloons inflate to keep the ship above water.

47. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT

Threepio is in the back seat upside down. Luke who wound
up under the dashboard, sits up.

THREEPIO
Master Luke, sir, are you all right?

LUKE
Yes. How 'bout Artoo?

Artoo whistles that he is. Luke pushes a button on the
dashboard and it beeps.

LUKE
Our comlinks are out. We can't contact the
base.

48. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY

The Y-wing is floating on the ocean. The cockpit hatch
opens.

THREEPIO
Where are you going, sir?

Luke stands up and looks around with his macrobinoculars.

LUKE
To see if I can locate the Falcon by
visual sighting. Maybe it's close by.

A large creature has risen up from the water behind the
Y-wing and roars. Luke drops his macrobinoculars and
pulls out his blaster. He fires on the creature and hits
it in the head. The creature just licks his licks as if
it liked being shot.

LUKE
(to Artoo)
Artoo, stand by to fire the ejection pod.

The creature reaches its long neck down and takes a bite
out of the rear of the ship.

THREEPIO
And hurry Artoo or we'll be desert soon.

The front of the ship detaches and speeds away. The
creature is hit by a ray that makes it dive into the
ocean. The ray came from a forked rifle held by Boba Fett.
He is seated in a saddle on another of the creatures.

THREEPIO
What is it, master Luke?

LUKE
I'm not sure.
(to Boba)
You saved my life. Thank you.

BOBA FETT
You are alone?

LUKE
I have two droids. We've come in search
of a ship that crashed near here.

BOBA FETT
Maybe I can help you. I am Boba Fett. The
ship you seek is nearby.

LUKE
Are the Imperial troops near this planet?

BOBA FETT
They are here, friend and growing more
powerful.

LUKE
How far away?

The creature that Boba is riding licks what remains of
Luke's Y-wing. Boba smacks the creature with his rifle.

BOBA FETT
(to creature)
Settle down.
(to Luke)
All they do is eat.

Luke pulls out a ration pack.

LUKE
This is all we have but uh, he's welcome
to it.

The creature wraps it tongue around the pack and pulls it
out of Luke's hands and into its mouth. It chews it and
then swallows.

BOBA FETT
You are foolish to waste your kindness on
this dumb creature. No lower life form is
worth going hungry for, friend. I take it
you have no love of the Empire.

LUKE
I don't.

BOBA FETT
Well, neither do I. It will be easy to
find the ship you seek. Follow me,
friend.

He hits his mount with his rifle and the creature begins
to move.

49. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT

THREEPIO
Don't you think it might be imprudent to
trust him so quickly, sir?

LUKE
He's our only chance. And, besides he
seems like a friend.

Artoo beeps.

THREEPIO
Indeed, friend is merely a term that is
often misused.

50. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY

Luke's Y-wing follows Boba Fett across the ocean. Several
moons can be seen in the sky.

LUKE
(voice over)
Did Artoo say that?

THREEPIO
Words to that affect.

We then see the Millennium Falcon floating on its
balloons.

51. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON

Chewie is holding the glowing talisman in his hands. Luke
is standing a doorway.

LUKE
Chewie, you've got the talisman. What's
wrong?

Chewie growls.

LUKE
No, don't destroy it!

Chewie drops the talisman out of a porthole. Luke glows
and then slumps to the floor.

LUKE
The talisman...

Boba sees Luke on the ground and fires a rope from his
wrist at Chewie. The rope wraps itself around Chewie.

THREEPIO
Boba Fett, no! He's a friend. Don't hurt
him, Boba Fett.

BOBA FETT
What did he do to Luke?

Boba releases the rope that is holding Chewie. Artoo
whistles.

THREEPIO
He didn't do anything. R2-D2 has detected
contamination.

Chewie picks up Luke and carries him down a corridor.
Everyone follows him.

THREEPIO
It must have come from the talisman.

Artoo whistles.

THREEPIO
Artoo says it's some kind of sleeping
virus that only affects humans.

Chewie growls and then hangs Luke upside down next to Han.

THREEPIO
He says the only way to keep them alive is
to let the blood rush to their heads.

BOBA FETT
I know this sleeping virus the Empire
uses on its enemies. They have a remedy
for it in the city. I could get some for
you.

Chewie growls.

THREEPIO
I'm afraid, Chewbacca insists on going
with you.

BOBA FETT
You'll only get in the way. But, if you
must. Come on.

52. EXT. MOON - OCEAN NEAR CITY - DAY

Chewie and Boba ride his creature towards the city. When
they arrive, they climb up into the city through a duct.

53. EXT. CITY - STREET - DAY

Boba Fett and Chewie are standing in a doorway of a
building. There are many aliens around - either walking
or standing.

BOBA FETT
You stay here while I get the serum.

Chewie growls.

BOBA FETT
I said stay, friend. Luke trusted me and
I'm your only chance of getting out of
here alive. Do you understand me?

Chewie growls that he does. Boba walks away from Chewie
and walks the streets past many exotic aliens. He sees a
shop with a sign advertising the serum.

CAPTAIN KAZAN
(voice over)
Starlog update: although Boba Fett
quickly located the serum for the
sleeping virus - we had no idea of his
real plan.

Boba goes to a public communications unit and inserts a
card into it. Darth Vader appears on the monitor.

BOBA FETT
I have made contact with the Rebels and
all is proceeding as you wish, Darth
Vader.

55. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON

Threepio is checking Han and Luke with a strange device.

THREEPIO
Yes, their metabolisms are slowing down.
I wonder what's keeping Chewbacca. Try to
find them on the viewscreen.

Artoo plugs his "arm" into the viewscreen controls. Darth
Vader appears on the monitor.

THREEPIO
Darth Vader!

DARTH VADER
(on monitor)
Good work, but I want them alive. Now that
you've got their trust, they may take you
to their new base.

The viewscreen switches from Darth to Boba.

BOBA FETT
(on monitor)
This time we'll get them all.

The viewscreen switches back to Darth.

DARTH VADER
(on monitor)
I see why they call you the best bounty
hunter in the galaxy.

THREEPIO
Oh no! What will we do now?

56. EXT. CITY - STREET - DAY

A group of stormtroopers march by where Chewie is still
hiding in the doorway. Boba Fett returns.

BOBA FETT
I have the serum.

Chewie sniffs the air as if he smells something.

BOBA FETT
We must leave quickly, friend.

57. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY

Boba Fett and Chewie flee the city on the creature. They
are followed by an Imperial gun boat manned by
stormtroopers. The boat fires on the creature carrying
Boba and Chewie and miss. Boba pulls out his blaster and
fires on the boat. He misses. Chewie takes the blaster
out of his hand and fires on the boat. He hits it and it
explodes.

58. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON

Han and Luke are both untied and conscious. They are
still groggy from the sleeping virus.

BOBA FETT
Are you all right?

LUKE
I'm not sure.

HAN
What happened?

LUKE
I don't know.

HAN
Well, somebody must know something.

Chewie growls.

HAN
He says our friend Boba found serum for
the talisman virus.

LUKE
Boba, you're a hero and a faithful friend.
You must come back with us.

Artoo whistles and beeps furiously.

LUKE
(to Threepio)
What's the matter with Artoo?

THREEPIO
I'm afraid, sir, it's because you said
Boba is a friend and faithful ally. That
simply does not feed properly into
Artoo's information bank.

LUKE
What are you talking about?

THREEPIO
We intercepted a message between Boba and
Darth Vader, sir. Boba Fett is Darth
Vader's right hand man. I'm afraid this
whole adventure has been an Imperial plot.

BOBA FETT
We'll meet again, friend.

Boba walks toward a small panel with his blaster drawn.
He pushes a button on the panel and a circular hatch opens in the
ceiling of the Falcon. He ignites his backpack and flies
out of the ship.

HAN
Well, trust a droid to get to the bottom
of things.

LUKE
Boba sure fooled the rest of us.

59. INT MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT

Chewie growls as everyone enters the cockpit of the
Falcon. Han and Chewie take their seats.

THREEPIO
I beg your pardon, sir. Chewbacca
suspected all along there was something
bad about Boba.

LUKE
How did you know, Chewie?

Chewie growls and holds his nose.

THREEPIO
May I quote directly, sir? He just didn't
smell right.

Everyone laughs at this.

60. EXT. SPACE

The Falcon flies from the planet and heads for space.

HAN
(voice over)
Well, lets get off this galactic
raindrop.

CAPTAIN KAZAN
(voice over)
Captain Kazan, starlog 3-24-1 signing off.
May the force be with you.

"STAR WARS"
ANIMATED STORY BY
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