STAR WARS: Episode 7 - The Kyber Curse (screenplay) COMPLETE.

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Hi everyone, this is a story I have been working on for some time and finally got it finished. Based mainly on the first 6 films by George Lucas and set 25 years after the Battle of Endor, here is my own version of what happened to our hero’s after their famous victory over the Galactic Empire, answering some of the many questions left behind while also posing new ones, setting things up for future events in Episodes 8 and 9 I am currently working on. The story is in screenplay format, but this version should readable here, I will provide anyone interested with a link to the PDF file.

Hope you enjoy my story and please do comment…. many thanks!

Synopsys.

Luke Skywalker knew something terrible was going to happen.

When the children of Han Solo and Leia Organa are suddenly kidnapped by a treacherous band of Mandalorians, heroes old and new would be drawn together in a desperate bid to rescue them.

Little did anyone know they were headed into the clutches of a being so powerful he had controlled everything from the very beginning, and he was about to unleash a cataclysm to engulf them all.

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STAR WARS

Episode IIV

THE KYBER CURSE





A screenplay by A.D.C.

Jan. 2017 – Aug. 2022





DISCLAIMER

Based on characters created by George Lucas. STAR WARS: The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack Of The Clones (2002), Revenge Of The Sith (2005), A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) & Return Of The Jedi (1983).

All characters and related material are Copyright & Trademarks of Disney Enterprises & Lucasfilm Ltd.

I DO NOT neither own nor profit from anything contained herein. This script is a FAN-FICTION written for entertainment purposes only. Including all original names, places and factions, created by me for the sole purpose of telling the story.

Any infringement is not intended.






A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....

EXT. SPACE.

The boundless heavens serve as a backdrop for the MAIN TITLE, followed by a ROLL-UP that crawls into infinity.

Episode VII
THE KYBER CURSE
A generation has past since the Battle of Endor. In that time a NEW REPUBLIC continued to flourish, supported through guidance by Luke Skywalker’s mysterious JEDI ORDER.

The ALLIANCE that protects the Republic has finally defeated the mighty IMPERIAL HIERARCHY that succeeded the Empire, and new dialogue begins to restore peace to the galaxy.

Watched by powerful Insurgents rising against this conflict, Admiral Leia Organa heads an entourage to a secret meeting with Imperial leaders ready to secure their surrender....

PANNING UPWARDS through deep space to an Imperial Command Ship flanked by 6 Star Destroyers, all moving slowly from LEFT to RIGHT across the screen. The Millennium Falcon suddenly RACES out towards the Imperial ships followed by four NEW T-Wing Fighters of The Alliance.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Flying the ship is Lando Calrissian. Much older now he wears a yellow shirt and dark blue jacket with matching pants. His co-pilot is an oriental blue-skinned Twi’Lek named Sultra Kaan. She wears a red body suit, long tendrils tied behind a conical skull and a black headband under shiny metal goggles.

She looks at Lando more than a bit nervous. He gives her a reassuring smile.

LANDO
I know what you’re thinking. I've got a bad feeling about this too.

The Twi’Lek responds in a deep but very feminine voice.

SULTRA
General, you don’t even wanna know what I’m thinking... believe me.

LANDO
Just keep your eye out. If those Destroyers so much as twitch I wanna know about it.

SULTRA
Affirmative!

LANDO
Shields up! Let’s get this over with.

Lando flicks a switch over his head.

LANDO (into Headset)
Command Ship Dominator, this is Republic One coming in on approach. Access Code: BETA-327. Prepare to receive entourage, over.

CONTROLLER (V.O. Filtered)
We read you Republic One. Stand by.

There’s an uneasy pause as they await further response... THEN.

CONTROLLER (V.O. Filtered)
Republic One, Access Code cleared! Proceed on course directly to the Main Hanger.

LANDO
Understood! Republic One out.

They both breathe a sigh of relief.

LANDO (into headset)
Alright Wedge we got clearance. You and Zack follow me in real close. Blue 4 and 5 stay back far enough to cover us.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

An older Wedge Antilles wears an updated version of the Rebel flight suit.

WEDGE/BLUE LEADER
Copy, Republic One! All Wings follow my lead.

EXT. DEEP SPACE.

We PAN RIGHT as the Falcon heads towards the Destroyers, the T-Wing Fighters now following in two’s.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

CLOSE UP on Lando looking around anxiously as the ship glides over the nearest Star Destroyer without incident.

SULTRA (O.S.)
General, I’ve never seen you so nervous.

LANDO (to Himself)
(thoughtfully)
Never been this close in a long time.

SULTRA
Maybe the Hierarchy is for real this time.

COCKPIT VIEW suddenly a powerful GREEN energy beam STRIKES the bridge of a nearby Destroyer, sending the ship SPIRALLING out of control.

LANDO
What the-??

DECKER/BLUE 4 (V.O. Speaker)
(frantic)
We’re under attack! We’re under attack!!

LANDO
All Wings split up and take evasive action.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DESTROYER HULL.

The T-Wings PEEL OFF as the Falcon SKIMS over the damaged Imperial ships hull and heads towards the far side, narrowly avoiding more debris in its path.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW we see the Falcon come out of the debris into clear space.

LANDO
Blue Squadron form up behind me. Get ready to go full throttle on my signal.

WEDGE (V.O. Speaker)
Right behind you, General!

Sultra looks at Lando concerned, this time he avoids her gaze.

EXT. DEEP SPACE.

SPEEDING away from the Destroyers, the Fighters quickly form up behind the Falcon. Suddenly another Destroyer is HIT sending large chunks of debris HURTLING towards them.

One piece SMASHES into Blue 5’s ship turning it into a fiery ball.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

The SCREAMS of the pilot quickly fade on the COM.

ZACK/BLUE 3 (V.O. Speaker)
We lost young Porkins!

COCKPIT VIEW the Dominator’s artillery returns fire right past the Falcon.

SULTRA
(terrified)
We’re caught in the crossfire, General let’s get outta here??

LANDO
Sorry girl, but I got a lot riding on this...
(to Himself)
...including my reputation!

A nearby explosion ROCKS the Falcon Cockpit again.

LANDO
Zack, Decker, anyone see anything??

ZACK (V.O. Speaker)
Negative General! They must be cloaked.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

Wedge skilfully keeps his ship tight behind the Falcon.

WEDGE
Squadron watch your 6 double up on your rear deflectors.

Another energy beam passes CLOSE by Wedge’s Ship taking out a third Destroyer. He quickly glances back in the direction it came from.

WEDGE
They’re firing from out of the sun!

INT. ZACK’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

ZACK
Still nothing on my scopes... Decker??

INT. DECKER’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

DECKER
I’m lookin’, I’m lookin’!!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

We hear a BUZZER sounding off in the cockpit.

LANDO
Republic One to all craft, go now!

EXT. DEEP SPACE.

The Falcon and 3 remaining T-Wings ACCELERATE towards the underside of the Command Ship as laser-fire and explosions RICOCHET all around them.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DOMINATOR. CONTROL ROOM.

High above the Hanger in a Control Room we see 2 Imperial Officers observing the approaching ships on a Monitor. Commander Yemell and Lieutenant Zarkoff are both middle-aged and very concerned... not just about their attacker.

COMMANDER YEMELL
What is he doing??

LIEUTENANT ZARKOFF
They’re coming in too fast!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DOMINATOR HULL.

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon and 3 T-Wings SPEED in tight formation beneath The Dominator towards the ships Main Hanger. (O.S.)

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW we see the Hanger ahead getting CLOSER by the second.

LANDO (O.S.)
Get ready to hit the breaks.

SULTRA
Breaking at that speed, are you crazy??

LANDO
No, but it’s the best chance we got.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DOMINATOR HULL.

ANGLED SHOT on the Falcon as it approaches the Main Hanger, we PAN RIGHT as all 4 ships enter The Dominator at high speed.

INT. THE DOMINATOR. CONTROL ROOM.

Yemell and Zarkoff quickly DUCK out of sight as do officers behind them. Then the ROAR of engines suddenly STOPS!

CLOSE UP on the 2 Officers as they slowly peer out from behind a monitor.

THEIR P.O.V. down into the Hanger we see all 4 ships already down.

YEMELL (to Controller)
Get us out of here now!!

CONTROLLER
Yes, Commander.

EXT. DEEP SPACE.

The Dominators engines come to life and the ship goes into Hyperspace, quickly followed by the 3 Destroyers as another energy beam SHOOTS across the screen.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DOMINATOR. MAIN HANGER.

The Millennium Falcon looks almost exactly as we remember except for a new oval shaped radar dish. The T-Wings Fighters behind are 1-man single engine Star Fighters now WITHOUT the R-2 unit. Each ship has a sleek body with all blue markings, long wings at the front with a canon on each wing tip giving the ship its unique T-shape from above,

On deck a squad of Imperial Storm Troopers form 2 lines from the Falcon to the Hanger entrance. Yemell and Zarkoff enter making their way towards the ship.

The Falcon’s Boarding Ramp lowers and 2 Republic Commandos emerge heavily clad in light grey Clone Trooper like armour over a black body suite, their helmets with a dark yellow facial visor. The Commandos remain stood by the Ramp.

Senator Crix Madine of The Republic appears first, he wears a blue shirt and purple suit. Next is Principal Sarvoss, a Neimoidian in a grey suit and blue robes. Then Gial Ackbar, now Supreme Chancellor of the New Republic, he wears a blue suit under flowing purple cape, closely followed by a Muun named Sol Bereen formally dressed in Jedi attire.

Lastly we CLOSE UP on an older but still regal Leia Organa as she emerges. Now an Admiral of the fleet, she wears a blue uniform over a white shirt and shiny black boots with her hair tied up neatly into a large bun.

The 2 Imperial Officers step forward to greet the Republic entourage.

YEMELL
Chancellor Ackbar, welcome aboard Sir. I am Commander Yemell, this is Lieutenant Zarkoff.
(indicated)
It is an honour to meet you at last. We hope this will be a day long remembered.

CHANCELLOR$ ACKBAR
I hope so too, Commander. May I Introduce...
(all indicated)
...Senator Crix Madine; My Chief of Staff, Principal Sarvoss; Jedi representative, Sol Bereen; and Admiral Leia Organa, I believe you already know.

YEMELL
Welcome aboard. Lieutenant Zarkoff will show you all to the debriefing room.

Zarkoff stares at the Muun curiously.

ZARKOFF
So the rumours were true. The Jedi are alive and well.

Sol Bereen seems almost taken aback as Leia steps in.

LEIA
On the contrary, Lieutenant, the Jedi never really died.

ZARKOFF
So it would appear.
(to Others)
Follow me please.

Zarkoff leads the Entourage from the Hanger Bay while Yemell stays behind.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. KRAVOIGHT. HIGH ORBIT.

Deep in the Outer Rim a tall rectangular vessel with bird-like wings and twin engines attached to a bulky fuselage approaches.

WIDE SHOT as the Unknown Transport heads down towards Kravoight. A world of black sand and rock surrounded by vast deserts and mountain ranges, mostly a baron wasteland known for its magnificent 7 concentric rings and 4 townships created by a long gone civilization.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES. ROCKY LEDGE. (DAY)

Slowly PANNING LEFT across miles of wind swept Dunes towards Cliffs 100 foot high stretching to infinity. The Unknown Transport LOWERS into frame landing on a Rocky Ledge that surrounds the Sulken Dunes.

A Boarding Ramp lowers at the front then 4 individuals RACE out on Speeder Bikes and quickly disappear into a nearby Canyon.

WIPE TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. SOUTHERN CANYONS. (DAY)

SPEEDING through another Canyon at 100 miles an hour 5 T-16 Sky Hoppers SWOOP past in attack formation. Each craft has different markings and a Rebel motif on the tail fin, all bearing the scars of old age and lots of carbon scoring.

INT. LEADER T-16. COCKPIT.

Wearing a dark blue jumpsuit is 29-year-old Cain Solo, son of the War Hero Han Solo. He looks back at the tailing T-16’s then speaks into his headset.

CAIN SOLO
Rebels this is Solo. The scores are tied it’s time for the finale. Let’s show those Skulls how we really do things on this rock.

INT. RONAD’S T-16. COCKPIT.

RONAD/REBEL 2
Right with you, Cain!

INT. KIMMY’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KIMMY/REBEL 3 (female)
Anything for you, sweetie!

INT. KESLER'S T-16. COCKPIT.

KESLER/REBEL 4
C’mon Rebels, let’s do this.

INT. NASH’S T-16. COCKPIT.

NASH/REBEL 5
Yeeeeehaaaaa!!

EXT. SOUTHERN CANYONS. THE RIYA VALLEY.

ANGLED SHOT as the T-16’s emerge from the Canyon heading towards a layer of mist stretching across the Riya Valley.

Through the mist we begin to see the remains of past conflicts, a massive GRAVEYARD of fallen ships of the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance.

The T-16’s then split up, each pilot covering a section of The Badlands.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

CAIN
This is it, Rebels! Stay sharp and keep your eye out for the target.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

We briefly TRACK with each T-16 as the Rebels speed through endless scenes of metal carnage, but nothing appears to challenge them.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KIMMY (V.O. Speaker)
So where are they??

KESLER (V.O. Speaker)
Well I don’t know, do I??

NASH (V.O. Speaker)
If Kimmy can’t smell them, that’s bad.

RONAD (V.O. Speaker)
Guys, you’re making me nervous.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

Kesler’s T-16 skims past a half-buried Rebel Transport.

Suddenly from INSIDE the wreckage a shiny black H-shaped craft with a spherical cockpit between 2 elongated engines appears behind him.

INT. KESLER’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KESLER
Wooaahh! Where did he come from?? He’s right behind me, he’s all over me!!

RONAD (V.O. Speaker)
Easy Kesler, I’m coming for you.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

ANGLED SHOT on the new GL-44 Sky Hopper as it SPEEDS in hot pursuit of the older T-16, then FIRES white energy beams over Kesler’s starboard side.

INT. KESLER’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KESLER
Where- where are you man??

RONAD (V.O. Speaker)
Almost there!

INT. GL-44. COCKPIT.

CLOSE UP on the faceless Pilot wearing a black jumpsuit.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

Ronad’s Sky Hopper passes under the neck of a Medical Frigate then turns towards the incoming ships.

CLOSE UP as a CANON beneath the T-16 FIRES white-hot energy beams.

INT. KESLER’S T-16. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. ahead we see Ronad’s FAST approaching ship, the energy beams SHOOTING by overhead.

Kesler quickly PULLS his joystick to one side.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

Kesler’s T-16 SWINGS outward as Ronad’s energy beams STRIKE the enemy Pilots Sky Hopper head on.

INT. GL-44. COCKPIT.

Sparks fly around the interior as the pilot PULLS a leaver (O.S.) and ejects from his ship.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

Kesler’s T-16 climbs to meet Ronad’s ship just as the GL-44 SMASHES into the Frigate, the enemy Pilot parachuting to safety.

INT. KESLER’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KESLER
Thanks Ron, I owe you one.

RONAD (V.O. Speaker)
Save it for the party my friend.

INT. KIMMY’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Kimmy continues searching for something.

KIMMY
Still no sign of the target!

CAIN (V.O. Speaker)
Ok, let’s move on to the next Sector.

KIMMY
Roger that!

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

Cain flies over several downed X-Wing’s and TIE Fighters towards another Rebel Transport partly buried in the sand, Kimmy following close behind.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. we see the Rebel ship split in half down the centre.

CAIN (to Kimmy)
I’m going in to check that Transport.

KIMMY (V.O. Speaker)
I’ll cover you.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. TRANSPORT WRECK.

Cain’s T-16 lowers down between the 2 halves of the crashed ship.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Suddenly an EXCITED voice YELLS over the COM.

NASH (V.O. Speaker)
Got it, I got it! Star Destroyer in sector 5 north of the ridge. I’m going in!

CAIN
Hold on Rebel 5. Wait for cover!!

RONAD (V.O. Speaker)
Too late Boss, he’s already there.

Cain THUMPS his Control Panel in frustration.

CAIN
Damn that guy!

EXT. THE BADLANDS. DESTROYER HULL.

ANGLED SHOT as Nash’s Sky Hopper flies round the Hull of the Star Destroyer, suddenly 2 GL-44’s SWOOP in behind him FIRING rapidly... THEN!

INT. NASH’S T-16. COCKPIT.

A loud CRACKLING sound fills the Cockpit followed by DENSE SMOKE.

NASH
I’m hit, I’m hit! I can’t control it!!

KESLER (V.O. Speaker)
Eject, eject, get outta there!!

Nash PULLS a leaver under his seat that BLOWS away the Canopy then CATAPULTS him upwards to safety.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. DESTROYER HULL.

His T-16 SMASHES into the Destroyer just as the 2 Skull ships pass overhead then disappear over the Imperial ships hull.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Cain looks around but can’t see Nash's chute anywhere.

CAIN
Nash, come in! Are you alright??

There’s a long pause and some static... THEN!

NASH (V.O. Speaker)
I’m ok. Thanks for asking.

CAIN
Try that stunt again and you’re history, are we clear Mr?

EXT. THE BADLANDS. (GROUND)

Nash comes in to land then pulls himself clear of his chute.

The pilot who shot him down flies overhead with a victory roll. Nash looks up and (kind of) salutes accordingly.

NASH (into Headset)
Yeah, we’re clear Boss. This is Rebel 5, I’m outta the game. Sorry guys.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Suddenly Cain’s ship comes under attack, white beams SHOOT across his bow.

CLOSE UP on a Monitor reveals a Skulls ship right on his tail.

CAIN
I got the Commander right behind me.

KIMMY (V.O. Speaker)
I see him. Be there in a few seconds.

CAIN
No, stay there! I’ll take care of him.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. COMMAND SHIP/ENGINE CORE.

ANGLED SHOT as Cain’s T-16 DIVES towards a Command Ship, the chasing GL-44 close behind, Cain flies INSIDE the HUGE vessel through a rear engine.

INT. COMMAND SHIP. ENGINE CORE.

Both Sky Hoppers WEAVE from side to side through the Engine Core lined with criss-crossing pipes.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Cain flicks a switch on his Communicator.

CAIN (into Headset)
This is it, Commander. It’s just you and me now. Let’s see how good you really are?

There’s no response.

INT. COMMAND SHIP. ENGINE CORE.

ANGLED SHOT as the 2 Sky Hoppers SPEED through the Imperial ships Core.

INT. GL-44. COCKPIT.

CLOSE UP on a Targeting Device showing Cain’s T-16 and a CROSS-HAIR trying to LOCK onto it.

INT. CAIN ’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Cain PULLS back on the joystick bringing his ship to a complete STOP.

INT. COMMAND SHIP. ENGINE CORE.

The Skulls ship WHIZZES passed, then Cain’s T-16 LEAPS forward in pursuit.

INT. GL-44. COCKPIT.

The Skull’s Pilot looks around trying to find his pursuer.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. the GL-44 suddenly veers LEFT into a narrow tunnel.

INT. COMMAND SHIP. SUPERSTRUCTURE.

Both ships SPEED into the superstructure, through a web of platforms and girders towards LIGHT coming from the far side.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Cain stares at his Targeting Device.

CAIN
Now I’ve got you.

CLOSE UP on the Targeting Device. The Skulls ship continues to evade Cain’s efforts and then he gets the LOCK... but Cain DOESN’T fire.

INT. COMMAND SHIP. SUPERSTRUCTURE.

The Skull craft suddenly begins pouring RED smoke from underneath.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

The GL-44 flies out through a damaged section of the Command Ship. Still trailing red smoke it heads towards the far side of the Valley.

Cain’s T-16 then appears with Kimmy’s ship dropping in behind.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KIMMY (V.O. Speaker)
Whoooo!! Looks like the Commander’s finally had enough and he’s going home.

Cain stares as the ship as it leaves the scene. (O.S.)

CAIN (to Himself)
Yeah... he’s going home.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. DESTROYER HULL.

ANGLED SHOT as Ronad’s T-16 SKIMS over the Hull of another Destroyer, round to the ships Bridge Section.

INT. RONAD’S T-16. COCKPIT.

RONAD
I got a visual on the target. I’m going in, cover me Kesler.

KESLER (V.O. Speaker)
I’m right with you, Rebel 2.

PILOT’S P.O.V. moving towards the Bridge Section we see a BLACK FLAG with a WHITE SKULL near a Main Deflector Dome.

RONAD (O.S.)
There it is. Any sign of the Skulls?

KESLER (V.O. Speaker)
Never mind them just grab that thing!

Ronad hits a few switches on his Panel.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. DESTROYER HULL.

A Harpoon Gun lowers beneath the T-16 and FIRES a Grappling Hook.

The Hook quickly GRABS the Flag and PULLS it out of frame.

INT. RONAD’S T-16. COCKPIT.

RONAD
Got it and on my way home.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

Ronad and Kessler quickly SPEED away with the Flag firmly in tow.

ANGLED SHOT on 3 Skull craft DIVING towards the fleeing T-16’s.

INT. KESLER’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KESLER
Gonna need some cover here guys. Cain, Kimmy where are you?

There’s no response.

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

The 3 Skull ships DROP in behind Ronad’s T-16 as Kesler moves in to defend him. Both ships weaving dangerously LOW as the Skull ships FIRE on them.

INT. RONAD’S T-16. COCKPIT.

KESLER (V.O. Speaker)
Stay low, Skulls coming in Point 3.

Ronad quickly spots the enemy and PUSHES his Joystick forward.

RONAD
I see them, going full throttle!

KESLER (V.O. Speaker)
Don’t you dare lose that flag?

RONAD
Not on your life, just stay on my wing.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Cain waits quietly somewhere in the Graveyard.

KIMMY (V.O. Speaker)
Are you sure about this?

CAIN
Sure I’m sure. Trust me!

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

Ronad and Kesler continue RACING low over The Graveyard, the Skulls right behind in attack formation.

DROP SHOT we see the T-16’s pass OVER Cain and Kimmy HIDDEN in a crater.

CAIN (V.O. Speaker)
Ok, hit it!!

The 2 ships suddenly RISE in front of the approaching Skulls.

INT. GL-44. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. we see the T-16’s directly ahead.

The lead Pilot PULLS on his Joystick to avoid them... TOO LATE!!

EXT. THE BADLANDS. GRAVEYARD.

The 2 Skull’s behind catch the Leaders tail sending all 3 SPIRALLING out of control. The Pilots eject just before their ships SMASH into the ground.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

We hear excited voices of “Victory!” muddled over the COM.

KESLER (V.O. Speaker)
Let’s go home and party guys.

CAIN
You did it Rebels, well done.


EXT. THE BADLANDS. RIYA VALLEY.

The Rebels perform a victory role as they head back towards the Southern Cliffs on the other side of the Riya Valley.

WIPE TO:

EXT. RIYA VALLEY. SOUTHERN CLIFFS. (DAY)

A large crowd has gathered along the Cliffs to cheer home the Rebel victors. Various transports wait on the ground behind them, protected by high flying Speeder patrols that watched over the ILLEGAL games.

The Rebels are mostly down, Ronad proudly holding up the enemy Flag as Cain’s T-16 comes in to land. Kimmy rushes up to greet Cain with a hug, followed by Ronad and Kessler while Nash hangs back a little.

KIMMY
(laughing)
I told you we could do it.

Cain shakes the men’s hands for their part in the game.

CAIN
Well done you two that was great.

KESLER
All it took was a little planning.

RONAD
Thanks Boss, we do our humble best.

Then Nash appears, a little embarrassed he congratulates everyone.

KIMMY
You ok Nash baby?

NASH
Yeah, I guess! Feel like I let you down.

CAIN
You didn’t let anyone down but yourself!

KIMMY (to Nash)
That’s some good advice.

NASH
I’ll try and remember that.

In the background the crowd begins to disperse with ships leaving the area. An Organiser in a rubber jacket then rushes over to the team.

ORGANISER
Hey guys, Look-Out just informed us Security is on the way.

KESLER
Time to go, Rebels! See you all down at the bar 19:00 hours.

CAIN
Sorry guys, not tonight.

KESLER
Are you kidding? How can you miss out on the biggest party this side of the galaxy?

CAIN
It’s called ‘responsibilities’.

Kimmy holds Cain again, but keeps him close this time.

KIMMY
C’mon Cain, those kids are 14 years old!

CAIN
They’re 13 actually.
(shrugs)
What can I do, I promised?

KESLER
Ok, you’re the Boss. But let me tell you, if you miss this you’re gonna regret it for the rest of your life.

CAIN
I’m already regretting it.

Kesler climbs up into his T-16, ignites the engines and heads off into the clouds as the exodus continues.

Ronad walks over to his ship then looks back at a forlorn Nash.

RONAD
Can I give you a lift my friend?

NASH
Sure you don’t mind? Like, I almost got you killed out there??

RONAD
Still here last time I checked.

NASH
Ok, thanks.

Nash climbs into the tight rear compartment of Ronad’s T-16 then he gets into the Pilot seat.

RONAD
See you two at the party.

KIMMY
Yeah, we’ll be there...
(to Cain)
won’t we?

CAIN
Sure! I’ll think of something.

Ronad’s T-16 then takes off and leaves the area.

With the crowd almost gone we CLOSE UP on Cain and Kimmy stood together. She strokes his face affectionately.

KIMMY
What is it with you?

CAIN
What’s that supposed to mean?

KIMMY
Like, what’s a girl gotta do to get through that thick skin of yours?

CAIN
C’mon Kim, you know it’s not like that.

KIMMY
Then do it Solo be you for a change! You’re a good person and a great pilot. You don’t owe that lame excuse for a father anything.

CAIN
(head down)
Yeah, I know.

KIMMY
So I’ll see you at Celebration, yes?

CAIN
I’ll see what I can do. No promises.

KIMMY
(teasing)
Yes... yes?

CAIN
(reluctantly)
Alright, alright, I’ll be there!

Then we hear strange noises coming from one of Cain’s pockets. He brings out a spherical object like a Training Remote and tosses it upwards where it HOVERS over his right shoulder.

CLOSE UP on the FLOATING DROID made from spare parts, mostly a rusty grey with various red and green markings. A round blue eye at the front, with stabilizer flaps like ears on both sides and a v-shaped antenna behind.

The little droid is called Embee-Dio (MB-D0). He TALKS to Cain with a series of WHIRRING and CLICKING sounds while spinning erratically.

KIMMY
What’s he saying?

CAIN
He thinks I’m crazy too.

KIMMY
You should listen to him, he’s right.

CAIN
Thanks a lot!

Then Cain steps back a little awkwardly.

CAIN
Look, I’m sorry Kim, but I really have to go. I’m late as it is already.

KIMMY
See you at the party then?

CAIN
Well, I don’t know...
(looks at Droid)
...what do you think, Dio?

The Droid replies with more decisive WHIRRS and CLICKS.

CAIN
Whose side are you on anyway?

KIMMY
My side of course.

CAIN (to Kimmy)
You do realise you’re getting me into a whole load of trouble?

KIMMY
That’s all I need to know. Bye hot shot.

Kimmy kisses Cain on the cheek then heads for her T-16. She briefly looks back and smiles then climbs into her ship.

CLOSE UP as Cain watches Kimmy’s T-16 take off. (O.S.) As the noise fades Dio lands on Cain’s shoulder with his 2 tiny feet making more sensitive CLICKS.

CAIN
You’re right about that. But y’know what the worst thing is? Me and her are worlds apart.

Suddenly we hear RUMBLING sounds getting closer and he turns to look.

CAIN’S P.O.V. we see 3 Transports approach with flashing red and blue lights.

CAIN (O.S.)
Planet Security! C’mon Dio, let’s go home.

He puts Dio back in his pocket and climbs into his T-16. Lifting off he turns away from the incoming vehicles towards the South Plateau and RACES away.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HYPERSPACE.

We MOVE through Hyperspace with The Dominator and 3 Destroyers close behind.

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIEFING ROOM.

The room is dimly lit with a large oval table in the centre. On one side sits the Republic Entourage, on the other are their Imperial hosts each with their own Control Panel.

We CLOSE UP on the 3 Imperial Officers in pristine uniforms. Captain Skariva is the youngest, General Vermount and Admiral Kassar are both middle-aged.

A bit away from them stood by a window is a much older man. Governor Zhorran gazes outward as the ship continues on its journey.

GOVERNOR ZHORRAN
(disappointed)
My friends, it seems that we have reached yet another impasse. How many more times must we warn you the Insurgents are dangerous!! Every day more and more Star Systems are fleeing to join their ranks... and for what??

PRINCIPAL SARVOSS
With respect Governor Zhorran, are you really suggesting that these people are a threat to the Republic?? Why, they’re nothing more than a rag-tag fleet of civilians whose only hope is for galactic peace. Indeed, Captain Thalon has assured us-

ADMIRAL KASSAR
Ah yes, the elusive ‘Captain Thalon’. A man that, even after countless requests from the Republic, still refuses to state his case to the Senate! A man even your Council does not deny, remains prime suspect for the murders of Mon Mothma and Governor Sarilon 15 years ago whilst on a mission of peace.

SOL BEREEN
May I point out, that was never proved. The truth is you have both made many enemies out of this pointless conflict, any one of which could’ve carried out such an atrocity.

Governor Zhorran turns to face Chancellor Ackbar who he regards very highly.

ZHORRAN
Chancellor Ackbar, Sir, what is your stance on the current crisis?

ACKBAR
The Imperial Hierarchy is very well aware of my feelings on this matter. As I recall, you were cordially invited to share a table with the New Republic. An invitation your Circle of Twelve chose to ignore, then take back by force what they had lost.

KASSAR
The Hierarchy deeply regrets what happened, even more so, the evil atrocities committed by the Empire’s former leader.

SARVOSS
Very noble I’m sure.

Governor Zhorran slowly takes his seat.

BEREEN
I’m confused. What exactly is it about these Insurgents you are so afraid of?

GENERAL VERMOUNT
They’re terrorists. Plain and simple!

BEREEN
Not all insurgents are terrorists. Some just become so desperate they would do anything to save themselves.

CAPTAIN SKARIVA
The fact remains, no one else knew about this meeting between us! No one except ourselves, the Republic and these Insurgents who, may I also remind you, your Senate insisted upon.

Senator Crix Madine rises from his seat and walks a bit away from the table.

SENATOR MADINE
(not looking)
Gentlemen, let us not just mince words here. We all know this ‘surrender of the Imperial Forces’ is really nothing of the kind.

The Imperial officer’s look surprised by Madine’s remark.

KASSAR
Senator Madine, would you care to elaborate?

Madine then turns to face the Imperials.

MADINE
You see, gentlemen. We know that the Emperor had some kind of ‘Grand Plan’ for the galaxy before his defeat at The Battle of Endor. We know that, somewhere out there is a system of planets you call home, with enough resources to continue this conflict for decades!! But, perhaps the most interesting of all, we know that even as we speak, what remains of your Fleet is being deployed round the borders of the Unknown Regions curiously facing inward. We would like to know why?

Captain Skariva suddenly RISES, clearly disturbed he leans CLOSE to Ackbar.

SKARIVA
Chancellor Ackbar, Sir I implore you to sign the treaty, before it’s too late!! You must understand the New Republic will be in grave danger if you do not act??

LEIA
(staring)
You’re hiding something!

SKARIVA
(stunned)
Wh- what??

BEREEN
(eyes closed)
Strange, I sense it to.

LEIA
Something so terrifying it shakes you to the very core.

Skariva looks at Kassar then retakes his seat as does Senator Madine.

MADINE (to Kassar)
Perhaps you’d like to share it with us?

Admiral Kassar looks at Governor Zhorran who gives him a simple nod. Kassar presses some buttons on his Control Panel. The lights dim as he activates a hologram onto the centre of the table.

We see a rotating 3D image of a middle aged man smartly dressed in the white uniform of an Imperial Grand Admiral.

SARVOSS
And who is this?

KASSAR
His name is Grand Admiral Klaus Yaeger. Once proud leader of the Imperial Navy, one of the greatest military minds the Empire had ‘ever’ produced, he alone responsible for countless victories in the name of The Emperor.

ACKBAR
(curiously)
I have never heard of this Admiral?

KASSAR
No Sir... you wouldn’t have. Admiral Yaeger worked closely alongside Emperor Palpatine. Some believed he was so powerful, even Lord Vader himself became wary of him.

SARVOSS
What happened to this ‘Admiral Yaeger’?

Kassar looks at Zhorran who again gives him another nod.

KASSAR
Shortly before the destruction of the first Death Star, Yaeger disappeared. No one knows why and no one knows where he went, in spite of the Emperor’s best efforts to locate him. However, it was what Yaeger had stolen from him, The Emperor was so desperate to find.

The Hologram of Yaeger disappears replaced by another 3D image. A HUGE grey vessel shaped like a Destroyer but much broader and with an enormous bridge. We see multiple docking ports, dozens of engines and of Turbo lasers, while 2 long mandibles supported a huge BOW-LIKE structure at the front of the ship.

KASSAR (CONT. O.S.)
The Ultra Star Destroyer, Dreadnaught! Still the only vessel of its class ever built. She was to be The Emperor’s ‘Flag Ship’. 5 times larger than any other ship in the Fleet and almost completely automated, the Dreadnaught had the firepower of a 1000 ships combined.

SARVOSS
(indicates Bow)
I see it’s also a planet killer.

ZHORRAN
No!! The Dreadnaught is not a planet killer. But it’s what the ship was carrying when she was taken we are most concerned with.

LEIA
What exactly are we talking about here?

Zhorran looks down at a panel displaying information only he can see.

ZHORRAN
According to our data banks, The Emperor’s ‘Secret Weapons Program’ consisted of a new design of Storm Trooper. Cyborgs!! Machines interfaced with millions of conscripts. Plus an array of unmanned ships and vehicles, all Yaeger’s creation set to replace everything, once the Rebellion had been taken care of.

There’s another pause as The Entourage takes in this revelation.

MADINE
Yaeger!! That’s who hit us today wasn’t it?

SKARIVA
All we know is this ‘Imperial Renegade’ must be stopped! We are asking for your help here and we don’t have much time. But we will go in after him alone if we have to.

CLOSE UP on Madine looking even more suspicious.

MADINE
You guys know where he is!

Again Kassar looks at Zhorran who again gives him another nod. The Hologram of the ship disappears then Kassar pauses.

KASSAR
Honourable members of the Republic/Alliance, I give you your “rag-tag civilian fleet”.

Over the table a new 2D image appears. A lush green planet fills the screen with THOUSANDS of ships of all shapes and sizes in silhouette. Dwarfing them all from above is the HUGE frame of The Dreadnaught.

SARVOSS
(stunned)
The Insurgents Fleet... surely not??

ACKBAR (to Kassar)
I take it you believe Admiral Yaeger not only leads the Insurgents, but intends to destroy us both at any cost?

KASSAR
Yes Sir, we do.

LEIA
Where exactly is this location?

KASSAR
We recently picked up a transmission from an Imperial Probe Droid, one of several thousand deployed during the Rebel Conflict, which had somehow drifted into the Unknown Regions and began transmitting this image.

SARVOSS
The Unknown Regions!! No, that’s impossible. No one has ever returned from that place...
(looks at Bereen)
...save for the Jedi of course.

Bereen nods once in appreciation.

MADINE
I must concur. Besides even if you could get there, how do you propose to get back?

VERMONT
That information is restricted.

SARVOSS
May we ‘assume’ this information will be made available if we agree to help?

SKARIVA
Not until the Treaty is signed.

SARVOSS
Yeah, that’s what I thought.

ACKBAR
What else do you know about this location?

KASSAR
It’s a single planetary system that for some unknown reason, remains locked in stationary orbit around its sun.
(shrugs)
We call it ‘The Planet of Light and Dark’.

CLOSE UP on Bereen looking strangely disturbed.

KASSAR (O.S. CONT.)
We are almost certain the Insurgents Base is located somewhere on the Dark Side.

Then Bereen unexpectedly RISES from his chair.

BEREEN (to Himself)
The Planet of Light and Dark!

Leia senses his anguish.

LEIA
Sol, what’s wrong??

Bereen walks away without a word to a corner of the room. Sarvoss remains seated as the others get up to follow.

ACKBAR
Master Bereen, are you alright?

Bereen gathers his composure then turns to face them.

BEREEN
Yes Chancellor. I apologise for my behaviour. Sometimes memories don’t pass in time.

LEIA
Memories??

BEREEN
I’m reminded of a time many years ago. I was a young Padawan training under the guidance of my late Master, Sifo-Dyas.

ACKBAR
Yes I remember him well. Not for the greatest of reasons.

BEREEN
He was a good man, Chancellor. Betrayed by a twist of fate as we all were.

LEIA
What do you remember?

BEREEN
I remember he told me about a vision he once had, a voice that called to him from a great distance to a location of safety. He knew The Clone Wars were coming before anyone felt it. He tried to warn the Council but they would not listen, so he left alone to find it. And that was the last I ever saw of him.

MADINE
But what does this have to do with the planet Yaeger is supposedly hiding on?

BEREEN
The vision my Master saw showed him a planet locked in orbit around its sun. The Planet of Light and Dark!

ACKBAR
You believe this is the same place?

BEREEN
I do not know, Sir. But I recommend that you proceed with extreme caution.

Ackbar pauses to think, then turns to face the Imperial hosts.

KASSAR
Have you come to a decision, Sir?

ACKBAR
I have decided we will sign this Treaty, and with immediate effect, but on one condition. You agree that you will make ‘no attempt’ to apprehend this Admiral Yaeger, until I have personally verified the facts.

VERMOUNT
Then... you will help us??

ACKBAR
You will return us home at once. The Senate will decide what action shall be taken.

WIPE TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. KELPER VALLEY. (EVENING)

WIDE SHOT across the 2-mile wide Kelper Valley. In the centre is a Homestead surrounded by plains that continue along the Valley, shielded from the planets storms by 100-foot cliffs on either side. Stationed upon a Plateau over both cliffs is a Republic Outpost.

EXT. OUTPOST 1138. SOUTHERN PLATEAU.

The Southern Outpost is manned by 3 Republic Commandos. A make shift shelter provides the only protection from the winds, surrounded by various containers with a Twin Ion Canon mounted on the cliff edge.

The Republic Captain looks down into the Valley through Macro Binoculars.

CAPTAIN’S P.O.V. ZOOMING IN on the Homestead made up of 5 domes. The largest in the centre has an entrance with a small Deflector Dish on top, the others connected to it and each other by Link Tunnels, the whole structure including a Junk Yard enclosed by a 15 foot Steel Security Fence.

A BEEPING sound is heard through the Captain’s Headset.

CAPTAIN (into Headset)
Outpost 1138 checking in!

CONTROLLER (V.O. filtered)
Anything to report, Captain?

CAPTAIN
All quiet here, Control.

CONTROLLER (V.O. filtered)
Roger Outpost 1138. Control out!

A second Commando appears with 2 beverages and hands one to the Captain.

COMMANDO #1
Not a lot of action tonight, Sir.

CAPTAIN
If it’s “a little action” you’re looking for soldier, I’ll get you posted on to Mottassa Township right away?

COMMANDO #1
Thanks, but no thanks!

We hear a LOUD RUMBLING sound that STARTLES the young Commando.

COMMANDO #1
(looking round)
What was that??

CAPTAIN
Just another storm blast! Relax, you’ll get used to it.

Another Commando comes rushing out from the Shelter.

COMMANDO #2
Captain, Security just reported a disturbance over in The Badlands.

CAPTAIN
Let me guess, more illegal games?

COMMANDO #2
Right, Sir.

The RUMBLING sound is heard again but much CLOSER this time.

CLOSE UP on the Commando’s as something approaches from behind out of FOCUS. The RUMBLING suddenly turns into a THUNDERING ROAR as they turn to look in the direction. BRIGHT LIGHTS come full on from a FAST approaching vehicle.

COMMANDO #2
Look out!!

Briefly blinded the Commandos DIVE for cover as the T-16 CHARGES between them.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

CAIN (into COM Link)
(grinning)
Sorry guys! Gotta hurry home.

EXT. OUTPOST 1138. SOUTHERN PLATEAU.

The Commandos get up and dust themselves down.

COMMANDO #2
Damn that guy’s gonna kill himself one day.

COMMANDO #1
Yeah right, and us along with him!

CAPTAIN
That’s Solo’s kid alright.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD. (EVENING)

From the Central Dome of the Homestead 2 children rush into the Yard full of broken machinery armed with wooden sticks, a boy and a girl both 13 years old wearing baggy tunics that protect them from Kravoights harsh environment.

Jaike and Jenna Solo are quickly followed by a FAMILIAR Protocol Droid.

THREEPIO
Now remember children, no rough stuff! To be a Jedi one must learn to fight... fairly.

JAIKE
But Darth Vader didn’t fight fairly?

THREEPIO
Yes, Master Jaike, and he lost.

The Children begin sword fighting like Jedi, CLASHING sticks this way and that until Jenna suddenly loses hers.

The girl drops to her knees with her head bowed.

THREEPIO
Oh no, please be careful, Jenna!

JENNA
Relax Threepio, it’s just a game.

The boy approaches the girl, black make-up covering his face he points his stick at her and speaks with an evil voice.

JAIKE
No, this is not a game. Come with me to the Dark Side or die!

JENNA
Is this where you cut off my hand?

JAIKE
No silly! You’re supposed to join me.

JENNA
But Uncle Luke never joined the Dark Side?

JAIKE
That’s why he lost his hand.

JENNA
Oh, I see... I guess I’d better.

THREEPIO
Well, it wasn’t quite like that-

JAIKE
Shhh, Threepio!

Suddenly the ROAR of engines STARTLES everyone. They look in the direction of the sound and Threepio recognises the approaching ship immediately.

THREEPIO
Oh, thank goodness Master Cain is home safe. I utterly deplore those games he plays.

Cain’s T-16 flies over the Gates of the Homestead towards one of the smaller Domes. A large sliding door allows the vehicle to enter then closes behind.

CUT TO:

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. GARAGE DOME/WORKSHOP.

The T-16 rests on a Freight Elevator that lowers into a Cave deep below the Homestead. Inside is a bustling Workshop, Worker Droids of many types making repairs to various craft. Cain climbs out of his ship and approaches the only human in the Workshop welding a damaged XP-38s. He taps him on the shoulder.

CAIN
Hey, I’m home! What’s happening here??

The man quickly TURNS removing his protective goggles. It’s Han Solo, now an old retired General with a grubby beard, short grey hair wearing a well warn jacket over a white shirt and black pants... and he is not pleased.

HAN
What’s happening?? Thought you said you’d be back to give me a hand with this stuff??

CAIN
Sorry ‘dad’ but I got a life too you know!!

HAN
You mean a life playing foolish games with a bunch of lowlifes.

Then a BUZZING sound interrupts them. Han pulls out his COM Link.

HAN (into COM Link)
Yeah?

FEMALE VOICE
Suppers ready.

HAN
Ok, be there in a few minutes.

Han begins packing away his tools onto a nearby shelf.

HAN
Y’know, it’d help if you thought a little bit more about others besides you for a change!

CAIN
Right, like you thought about me before you left to play pirates with that fur-ball?

HAN
That was uncalled for, Son.

CAIN
Yeah, I guess it was. Still doesn’t hide the truth though does it?

Cain walks past Han to the Main Elevator that goes to the Central Dome high above and climbs on.

HAN (to himself)
(shrugs)
I guess not.

Han gets onto the Elevator without a word then sends it upwards.

FADE TO BLACK:

FADE IN:

INT. CENTRAL DOME. DINING ROOM.

Everyone except See-Threepio is gathered around a table in a small warmly lit Dining Area. A middle-aged woman in plain clothing named Demitri Dell serves them a bowl of soup and a glass of blue milk.

CAIN
What I think we should do is just leave this place. I mean we got more than enough money. Still don’t see what the problem is.

HAN
(firmly)
Problem is nobody asked you!

DEMITRI
Where would we go Cain?? You know why we’re here, it’s to keep us safe!

CAIN
Safe from what, no one ever comes here??

JAIKE
Safe from the Dark Side, that’s what.

CAIN
Don’t start that again.

HAN
There’s the door! No one’s stopping you from going anywhere.

DEMITRI
Han, don’t!

CAIN
Yeah, it’s all my fault isn’t it!! Like, I’m the reason you’re stuck here!! I’m the reason you can’t get a job!! Oh, and by the way, I’m also the reason why Leia left-!!

HAN
That’s enough Cain, you hear me??

Cain plays with his food as Demitri quickly changes the subject.

DEMITRI
Oh, I hear congratulations are in order?

CAIN
Excuse me?

JAIKE
She means The Seeker Championship.

CAIN
(not looking)
It’s tonight at Lola’s Bar.

DEMITRI
You’re running a little late aren’t you?

HAN
Now hold on a minute, Demitri. We’ve got that town meeting tonight, remember??

DEMITRI
They can manage one night without us.

HAN
No they can’t manage!! Look, I’ve got enough problems with Tekken’s Gang, the last thing we need is outsiders blowing our cover.

There’s an uneasy pause. Cain continues playing with his food.

CAIN
Maybe it’s best if I just leave. Better for everyone I guess.

DEMITRI
That’s not true Cain. We’re a family now and Leia accepts what happened. She loves all of you, including you Cain.

JENNA
Leia loves me the most. She said so.

DEMITRI
I’m sure she does sweetie.

CLOSE UP on Cain still playing with his food then staring at Han.

CAIN
Y’see, that’s the problem with families. You never really know who’s who.

HAN
What the hell’s that supposed to mean??

CAIN
(head down)
Nothing!

Then Threepio quickly enters the room.

THREEPIO
Oh, Mistress Dell, Captain Solo!! My sensors detect somebody’s coming.

Suddenly we hear the ROAR of engines passing over the Homestead, the children EXCITEDLY get up and head outside.

DEMITRI
A visitor at this hour...? Great timing!

HAN
You said it.

CUT TO:

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD. (EVENING)

Lights in the Junk Yard shine brightly as Jaike and Jenna rush up to the Gates where something has landed just beyond the perimeter.

THEIR P.O.V. towards the Southern Plains as a hooded figure emerges from the dust cloud dressed in flowing robes followed by a familiar Astro-Droid.

Then the others appear. Han uses a remote to open the Gates.

JAIKE
It’s Luke! It’s Uncle Luke!!

Jaike rushes forward when Jenna STOPS him.

JENNA
No, it isn’t.

Threepio emerges from the Homestead and can’t contain his excitement.

THREEPIO
Oh my, it’s Artoo-Detoo!!

Artoo-Detoo lets out a serious of excited WHISTLES and BEEPS. Threepio heads over to the little Droid and pats him on the head.

THREEPIO
Artoo, oh, it’s so good to see you again.

Artoo also BEEPS in reply.

CLOSE UP on the figure stood by the Gates removing the hood, we see a young man in his early 20’s with braided blonde hair.

Han recognises him immediately.

HAN
Its Kyle Janus isn’t it!

KYLE JANUS
Yes Sir. My apologies for the untimely visit, my Master urgently requested I contact you.

JAIKE
(fascinated)
A Jedi came out here to see us?

JENNA
(rolls eyes)
It’s what they do, you know!

DEMITRI
What can we do for you, Master Jedi?

KYLE
Actually, I think it’s more a case of what I can do for you?

HAN
If that means what I think it does the answer is still ‘no’!

Then Cain quickly moves in to welcome the Jedi and shakes his hand.

CAIN
Hi, I’m Cain, I don’t think we’ve met.

KYLE
Yes I know. But if you’re looking for a ride, I’m sorry I can’t help you.

CAIN
I don’t know what you mean!!

Jenna leans over and whispers in Jaike’s ear.

JENNA
Jedi mind trick. Remember that one.

DEMITRI
We’re just having supper. Perhaps you’d like to join us?

KYLE
Thank you, most kind. I’d like that.

HIGH ANGLED SHOT as everyone then heads back towards the Homestead.

THREEPIO (V.O.)
I’ve got so many stories to tell you, Artoo. I really don’t know where to begin.

Artoo WHISTLES inquisitively.

THREEPIO (V.O.)
Well yes! Of course I’m going to start from the beginning.

Artoo BEEPS again with intrigue.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. THE FRONTIER ZONE.

The Dominator appears from Hyperspace followed by the Destroyers. We PAN RIGHT as the Falcon and T-Wings SPEED away from the Command Ship, all 4 ships head towards a NEW fleet of over a THOUSAND vessels.

The diamond shaped Alliance Capital Ships move like fish in the sea. Each one is over 2 kilometres long, has a large Gun Emplacement on the lower edge while above is a wedge-shaped conning tower with 2 dome-shaped deflectors, 6 engines along the rear spine powered the ships along.

The Falcon and T-Wings head for the LEFT side of the Alliance Flagship and disappear inside a multi-levelled Hanger Bay.

CUT TO:

INT. ALLIANCE FLAGSHIP. MAIN HANGER.

The Entourage disembarks from the Falcon, waiting for them are 3 individuals. Commander Haigh, a tall late 40’s no-nonsense looking Republic Officer, an old male Nautolan, Lieutenant Gurall, also in uniform, and Vice Chancellor Sullan who wears a grey suit under a flowing white cape.

V.C. SULLEN
Welcome back, Chancellor. The Senate awaits your arrival with great interest.

ACKBAR
I’m afraid the Senate will have to wait. The situation has become very different to what you and I anticipated.

Lieutenant Gurall steps forward to address the Chancellor.

LIEUTENANT GURALL
I assume the Imperial’s will be returning to Curoscant with us?

ACKBAR
Indeed they will, Lieutenant. Please see to it that our ‘guests’ are given safe passage through the Core Systems.

LIEUTENANT GURALL
Yes, your Highness.

Gurall leaves as Leia turns her attention to Commander Haigh.

LEIA
I’ll debrief you shortly, Commander. Prepare my ship for immediately launch.

Haigh nods and leaves the Hanger. Ackbar turns his attention to Leia.

ACKBAR
The Admiral will not be joining us?

LEIA
No, I’m afraid not Chancellor. I must contact Luke immediately. Hopefully he may be able to shed some light on the situation.

ACKBAR
I hope so, Admiral. Without the Jedi to guide us I fear this crisis may become far worse.

Leia leaves the Hanger followed by Bereen leaving Ackbar and Madine alone.

MADINE
Chancellor, do you really think the Jedi know what’s going on?

ACKBAR
After nearly 2 decades of conflict, Senator I don’t know what to believe.

We PULL BACK as they turn to leave The Hanger.

WIPE TO:

INT. ALLIANCE FLAGSHIP. LEIA’S QUARTERS.

CLOSE UP on Leia stood alone by a large window into space. Her eyes tightly closed as she concentrates.

LEIA
Luke! Hear me... hear me.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. BALCONY. (SUNRISE)

HIGH ANGLED SHOT over a lush green forest overlooked by TALL white cliffs over 1000 feet high. We slowly ZOOM IN on a Balcony cut deep into the rocks. There stands an old man with long hair, a bushy beard and a deep scar down the left side of his face, wearing a cream tunic with brown tabard under a grey robe.

Grand Jedi Master Luke Skywalker looks on as the sun rises over a ravine. Then something distracts him, he closes his eyes and concentrates.

LUKE
Leia, I hear you.

LEIA (V.O. Echoes)
I fear you were right after all.

LUKE
What’s happened, tell me?

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. ALLIANCE FLAGSHIP. LEIA’S QUARTERS.

LEIA
Another enemy has been discovered. A former Admiral of the Empire, somebody with great powers believed to be hiding in the Unknown Regions and now leading the Insurgents.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. BALCONY.

LUKE
The Unknown Regions! A dark place only the Jedi and the Sith could go, a place I cannot see through but believe surrounds everything.

LEIA (V.O. Echoes)
There’s more! This place the Admiral is said to be hiding, Master Sol Bereen believes to be the last known location of The Lost Jedi.

LUKE
You’re referring to ‘The Planet of Light and Dark’, a place even our Father couldn’t find!

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. ALLIANCE FLAGSHIP. LEIA’S QUARTERS.

LEIA
I believe there must be a connection.

LUKE (V.O. Echoes)
You also believe I might defy the Republic again if the situation warranted.

LEIA
You’re perceptive as always. But we really need to talk.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. BALCONY.

LUKE
I will meditate on this, see what I can find out. I’ll meet you at Toowee Point on the 4th moon of Ravion.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. ALLIANCE FLAGSHIP. LEIA’S QUARTERS.

LEIA
I’ll be there. Please hurry.

LUKE (V.O. Echoes)
I will. May the Force be with you, Leia.

LEIA
May the Force be also with you.

We FOCUS on Leia slowly MOVING AWAY as she looks on in deep thought.

WIPE TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. (EVENING)

The sun begins to set in a cloudless sky over the Solo Homestead.

INT. CENTRAL DOME. DINING ROOM.

Everyone except the children is back in the Dining Room sat round the table, an extra place already set for the Jedi. Artoo, Threepio and Dio chat (O.S.) in another corner of the room.

KYLE
With the greatest respect, Captain, I really don’t think you understand the danger. If my Master says something is going to happen it will happen, one way or another.

HAN
No offence, but take a look around you, kid. The war’s over and we won!

KYLE
And you Captain, of all people, should know that war is never over. But simply takes a different form until the next time.

DEMITRI
But I thought we were safe here? That’s why the Republic left us alone?

KYLE
The Republic doesn’t understand. Their only concern is what they do next, they don’t see what lies ahead.

Then the Children enter playing sword fights again. This time Jaike loses his stick as Jenna STRIKES his arm accidentally causing him to YELP in pain.

Demitri quickly goes to check Jaike’s arm. Han RISES angrily, unable to contain himself any longer.

HAN (to Kyle)
You see that?? That’s why my kids will never become Jedi, even your influence is toxic!!

DEMITRI
It’s just a bruise he’ll be ok.

KYLE
(disappointed)
I can see my business is done here.

DEMITRI
I’m sorry Master Janus, Han is right! Unless you can provide us with something other than wild speculation, surely the children are far better off here with us?

Kyle gets up taking a last look at Han before leaving.

KYLE
Your children are very powerful, Captain, and that makes them a danger to the unknown. Make no mistake their time will come. I only hope you are ready when it does.

At the back of the room the droids continue catching up.

THREEPIO
Oh, yes Artoo! I was very lucky to escape the Battle of Arnaan. Between ourselves, I think the Hierarchy is up to no good again.

Artoo WHISTLES his own thoughts while Dio CLICKS his.

THREEPIO
Well, I wouldn’t go that far.

Kyle stops by the Droids on his way out.

KYLE
Come along, Artoo, we’re leaving!

He SECRETLY attaches a TINY translucent patch onto Threepio’s back. Artoo then follows the Jedi out of the Homestead.

CLOSE UP on Cain staring at Han again.

CAIN
That went well didn’t it?

CUT TO:

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD/SOUTHERN PLAINS. (SUNSET)

Kyle walks across the Junk Yard with Artoo close behind. He uses the Force to open the Gates as the Children appear to watch his departure.

Beyond the Gates we see his NEW Jedi Fighter resting on a cushion of air. A nimble 1-man craft with a rounded cockpit, half-moon shaped wings and twin canons mounted on the wing-tips.

He uses the Force again to lift Artoo into a slot on the right wing beside the cockpit then climbs in, seals the canopy and activates the engines,

INT. KYLE’S JEDI FIGHTER. COCKPIT.

Artoo WHISTLES something to him over the COM.

KYLE
You’re right, Artoo, stubborn as always.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. SOUTHERN PLAINS.

The Jedi Fighter then takes off with a thundering ROAR high into the sunset.

WIPE TO:

INT. ALLIANCE FLAGSHIP. MAIN HANGER.

The Millennium Falcon sits in an all but deserted Hanger.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Sultra waits patiently as Lando rushes in and takes his seat.

SULTRA
What’s happening now, General?

LANDO
We’re leaving! Fire her up and set course for the Kravoight System.

Lando attaches a headset as the Falcon’s engines ROAR to life.

LANDO (into Headset)
Bridge this is General Calrissian. We gotta go, duty calls, see you around. Good luck!

SULTRA
This got anything to do with that old Buddy of yours by any chance?

CONTROLLER (V.O. Speaker)
Roger, General Calrissian. You are clear to leave. Take care, Sir.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. THE FRONTIER.

The Millennium Falcon quickly exits the Alliance Flagship then SPEEDS away from The Frontier.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

SULTRA
All coordinates are set. You were saying?

LANDO
I’ll tell you along the way. Punch it!

COCKPIT VIEW as the stars begin to STREAK outwards.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. THE FRONTIER.

REAR SHOT as the Millennium Falcon ZOOMS off into Hyperspace.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. THE UNKNOWN REGIONS.

WIDE SHOT as the GIGANTIC frame of The Dreadnaught approaches, PANNING RIGHT as the Ship passes heading for an Unknown Planet in the distance. Illuminated by 2 closely orbiting moons, no stars visible, the white planet sits in the murky depths of space.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

The Bridge is like any Imperial Command Ship but much WIDER in scale. Either side of the Main Walkway is a Control Pit where androids, Dark Drones hidden under faceless black helmets and long capes, orderly steer the ship.

On the Bridge is a lone figure looking out at the planet ahead.

CLOSE UP on Grand Admiral Klaus Yaeger, a tall thin man around 80 years old stands by his Personal Control Panel.

Something approaches in gleaming black metal over an endoskeleton, its helmet has a V-shaped visor through which stare 2 piercing RED EYES. The armed Super Soldier is a DARK TROOPER.

Then it speaks in a MENACING robotic voice.

DARK TROOPER
Admiral Yaeger, we are receiving the signal from The Pyramid on Hudinez.

ADMIRAL YAEGER
Prepare my shuttle for immediate launch.

DARK TROOPER
Yes, Admiral.

We FOCUS on Yaeger for a moment as he remains staring outside.

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

WIDE SHOT beneath the Dreadnaught as it passes over the Dark Side of Hudinez. A black wedge-shaped Transport with long up-turned wings DROPS into frame. As the Shuttle heads for the planet the wings rotate to the forward position.

Then 2 smaller ships DROP in behind. The black unmanned TIE Razors have a RED EYE over a spherical cockpit. Long rounded wings form a tip with a small canon on each side.

EXT. HUDINEZ. LOW CLOUD. (NIGHT)

Flying through thick cloud, the 3 ships continue over a dark mountainous ICE WORLD as heavy snow falls through a blustery wind.

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE MOUNTAINS.

WIDE SHOT as the ships emerge from the clouds. Something gradually appears in the distance. The black PYRAMID is over a HUNDRED miles wide with a large DOME underneath. As the ships approach the Pyramid light shines from one side, the Razors peel away as the Shuttle disappears inside.

INT. THE PYRAMID. LANDING AREA.

The Shuttles wings rotate upward as the ship lands inside the dark interior. A Ramp lowers and Yaeger exits followed by 2 Dark Troopers, they come to a wall that PEELS APART allowing Yaeger to pass, the Troopers remain by the opening.

INT. THE PYRAMID. DARK CHAMBER.

The floor is covered in DARK MATTER we can see SQUIRMING round like creeping flesh. GREEN lighting shines through a haze high above, where endless rows of giant columns disappear into the mist... and something else.

MOVING towards one column we see THOUSANDS of lifeless human and alien forms, attached like flies in a cocoon as Dark Matter crawls over their dead bodies, all of them wearing the attire of a JEDI KNIGHT.

Then something catches Yaeger’s eye. Among the dead someone is ALIVE. Yaeger walks towards an old man and stares for a moment.

CLOSE UP we see TINY points of light barely visible to the naked eye, slowly leaving the man’s body sinking into the Dark Matter then carried upwards.

YAEGER
Master Sifo-Dyas, the true architect of the Jedi failure and still alive after all these years. I’m impressed. Sadly, you will never know the glory you helped us achieve.

SIFO-DYAS
Save your precious pretence for the day of reckoning. You will ‘never’ become one with the Force, and you know it!

Yaeger moves closer to the Jedi, careful not to touch him, his eyes GLOWING RED as he speaks.

YAEGER
(angrily)
You know nothing of the Dark Side!! The Jedi were always weak, they will not interfere in our plans again.

SIFO-DYAS
Do not underestimate their power, I warn you! One day he will return, and when he does not even immortality will be enough to save you.

Yaeger’s eyes return to normal. He s******* at Sifo-Dyas then turns away, seemingly admiring all around him.

YAEGER
The Chosen One! You still believe don’t you?
Look at you now, dying in this ‘Fortress of Eternity’, while slowly draining of the last Midichlorians of life.

Yaeger turns to face Sifo-Dyas again.

YAEGER (CONT.)
And as you die so begins a new life, the one through which we shall be reborn.

SIFO-DYAS
Yes, I will die, but not him. Never!!

YAEGER
Your faith in Skywalker is more blinded than I thought. The Whills have always known that it would end this way. Soon, the Wraith will take this galaxy and the greatest victory of all time will be ours.

SIFO-DYAS
We shall see... we shall see.

Yaeger looks up as the light over him turns from GREEN to RED, then he turns to face Sifo-Dyas once more.

YAEGER
And so it begins. Any last words?

SIFO-DYAS
Beware the thoughts of your Dark Master. You may not like what you find.

We PULL BACK as Sifo-Dyas slowly dies on his last words.

A shining RING with a black centre forms behind Yaeger with a LOW HUM, growing large enough for him to get through. He walks into the PORTAL that transports him to another level of The Pyramid then fades.

CUT TO:

INT. THE PYRAMID. THE DARK LAIR.

Yaeger steps out of the Portal and walks through a web of THICK SLIME. Steam rising from the floor, stalagmites rise like trees all around as a RUMBLING sound echoes in the room filled with RED light from high above. He emerges from the Entrance before a pulsating Wall of Dark Matter and waits.

We slowly ZOOM IN on the Wall then hear a SQUELCHING sound. Two humanoid hands REACH outward from within, followed by long arms covered in more of the living matter. Then finally a large elongated head appears on a decrepit torso still attached to the Wall.

The eyes of the DARK MASTER open revealing DARK PUPILS behind RED eyeballs.

Then he speaks in a very low EVIL voice.

DARK MASTER
Admiral Yaeger, it has been such a very long time. I hope it will not be in vein?

YAEGER
The invasion is on schedule, Dark Master. The Dark Empress awaits your signal to the Armada assembled beyond the Great Barrier. We expect no further delays.

DARK MASTER
Excellent!! Now tell me, what of Centurion’s Exeon, Vallas and Kaizor?

YAEGER
Exeon reports that all routes to the Imperial System have been secured, their defences will be no match for our World Ships. Vallas still awaits approval from the Senate, but assures me, the Republic will not get involved.

DARK MASTER
And the elusive Kaizor!

Admiral Yaeger appears to hesitate.

DARK MASTER
I’m waiting, Centurion Thaull?

YAEGER
Centurion Kaizor has not been seen for many years. Our sources suggested his last known location was the Republic Capital, but the host remains unknown-!

DARK MASTER
Then it’s decided! Centurion Kaizor will no longer be of any concern to us. The invasion will continue as planned.

YAEGER
What of The Chosen One? If he should return the path to greatness may not be so easy!

DARK MASTER
I have defeated Skywalker before and will do so again. Observe my greatest creation, one to destroy them all.

The Dark Master points UPWARDS at something coming in. (O.S.)

Yaeger turns to see a TRANSLUCENT ORB lower into frame and lands on the floor. Inside we see the figure of a bald young man. On the left side he wears a dark muscular body suit, on the right he is robotic like the Dark Troopers, covered by tiny pieces of black plating that match the contours of his human form.

Yaeger stares at the man closely. We don’t recognise him but he clearly DOES.

YAEGER
Is this who I think it is?

DARK MASTER
Indeed it is Admiral, thanks to you.

CLOSE UP as Dark Matter is released into the Orb. Rising upwards it begins to form a LIVING CAPE around the man, then a long hood round his head, his face finally concealed behind by a dark faceless mask with a red slit for his eyes and a down-turned mouth, then the Orb disintegrates.

DARK MASTER (O.S.)
This is my new apprentice, Darth Scorn.

YAEGER
But he is one of them... is that wise??

DARK MASTER
You doubt my wisdom, Admiral??

Yaeger suddenly REACHES for his throat as he is LIFTED off the floor. His skin glows DEEP RED from inside as he STRUGGLES to speak.

YAEGER
The Sith- failed us- once before??

DARK MASTER
Scorn will not fail the Wraith. I have taken care of everything!

YAEGER
But surely- we cannot- risk-??

DARK MASTER
Your only concern is to prepare the Renegade Army. Lord Scorn will now be in full command! Do you understand, Admiral?

YAEGER
Yes- I understand!!

Yaeger is lowered to the floor and his skin slowly returns to normal.

DARK MASTER
You will return to the Command Ship to begin the final countdown on my orders.

YAEGER
Yes, Dark Master.

Yaeger bows as he glances at Scorn then leaves The Lair.

CLOSE UP on Scorn as his eyes SHOOT OPEN revealing one RED eye like the Dark Troopers and one YELLOW eye synonymous of the Sith.

We hear the SQUELCHING sound again as the Dark Master then RELEASES his entire frame from the Wall. He is an old deformed Muun, surrounded by a living cloak like the wings of a giant bat, thick tentacles of Dark Matter protruding from his back STILL connected to the Wall.

The Dark Master walks towards Scorn and touches the head.

DARK MASTER
Darth Scorn, Dark Lord of the Sith, the dawn of a new era approaches.

Scorn replies in an equally evil but more ROBOTIC sounding voice.

DARTH SCORN
Yes, Father.

DARK MASTER
I am The Father, you are The Son. I created you. Together, we shall achieve a great many things. But first you must prepare.

DARTH SCORN
Luke Skywalker! He is coming here??

DARK MASTER
Patience, Lord Scorn! He will be here as will they all, then you shall have your revenge!

DARTH SCORN
I will be ready. The powers of the Sith will guide me. I will not rest until I have slain every last one of them.

DARK MASTER
Good! I have something here for you.

The Dark Master reaches INSIDE his own body and brings out a familiar object. A chrome plated LIGHTSABER with a large hilt, a thick leather handgrip and a curved cross-guard with the tips angled slightly inward.

Scorn carefully takes the weapon in both hands and ACTIVATES it.

The MAIN beam appears first GLOWING WHITE with a BLACK STEM followed by 2 thin white beams igniting from the cross-guard, all 3 beams converging at the tip forming an intense light.

SCORN
At last, the Kyber Crystal is complete! ‘The Sword of Bane’, the most powerful weapon in the Universe in my hands.
(confused)
And yet... I don’t feel anything?

DARK MASTER
To truly be the Master, first the two of you must learn to become one.

SCORN
Then, the sword and I are part of each other!

DARK MASTER
The power of darkness within you is the very source of its strength, but beware such power can take you where you don’t want to be.

Scorn swings around the weapon seemingly going into a frenzy.

SCORN
I feel its power, it flows through me, and I am ready to strike. I am-!

Suddenly Scorn SWINGS the weapon round TOWARDS the Dark Master, the blade STOPPING inches away from his neck.

SCORN
I- I don’t know why I did that!!

DARK MASTER
Your hatred has made you powerful. The sword knows what you know, it feels what you feel. In time, you both will learn to utilise each others power and become invincible.

Scorn turns off the blade and lowers the weapon.

SCORN
What must I do, Father?

DARK MASTER
Soon a ‘precious cargo’ will arrive, and the Skywalker’s will surely follow, including one who has eluded us and must be destroyed.
(pauses)
Take your Sith weapon!! Destroy all who dare stand in your way. Then and only then, will you be powerful enough to face your one true enemy who waits.

SCORN
Yes Father.

Scorn bows to his Dark Master then turns to leave the Lair.

CLOSE UP on the Dark Master watching Scorn leave (O.S.). He then GRINS with a strange CACKLING sound.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. THE FRONTIER.

The Alliance Flagship is flanked by 2 Capital Cruisers. Several ships leave the Hanger. The leader is a Tantive V, Leia’s Personal Transport, followed by 5 T-wing’s led by Wedge Antilles.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING.

WEDGE
All Wing’s, set coordinates then prepare to make the jump.

INT. RYYLES’S T-WING.

RYYLES
Blue 6: standing by.

ZACK (V.O. Speaker)
Blue 3: standing by.

INT. NUNB’S T-WING.

Nein Numb (Blue 2) responds in Sullustan language.

DECKER (V.O. Speaker)
Blue 4: standing by.

CUT TO:

INT. TANTIVE V. MAIN BRIDGE

Leia enters the Bridge with Commander Haigh, 2 Pilots, Danzon and Willard, fly the Ship. A smartly dressed officer named Captain Barrahan turns towards them and stands to attention.

CAPTAIN BARRAHAN
Admiral, all the coordinates are set.

LEIA
Thank you Captain. Execute!

BRIDGE VIEW we see the stars begin to STREAK outwards.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. THE FRONTIER.

WIDE SHOT as all 6 ships ZOOM off into Hyperspace.

WIPE TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. OUTPOST 1138. (NIGHT)

Slowly MOVING over the moonlit ground the Outpost appears to be deserted. Then we see the lifeless bodies of 3 Republic Commandos. A shadow passes over them, PANNING UP we see 2 MANDALORIAN WARRIORS in grey body armour over a black body suites standing menacingly around them.

The first Warrior activates a REMOTE taken from a dead Commando. A Hatchway slides open on the ground revealing a Bunker underneath. He TOSSES a GRENADE in then quickly closes the Hatch.

INT. STORAGE BUNKER.

TRACKING SHOT as the Grenade BOUNCES a few times then comes to a STOP.

CLOSE UP on a timer counting down to ‘00’. Suddenly there’s a BLINDING FLASH.

EXT. OUTPOST 1138.

We hear the MUFFLED sound of an explosion. The Second Warrior produces a scanning device, points it towards the Hatch then turns to his comrade.

MANDALORIAN #2
Power’s down. We’ve got 6 minutes!

MANDALORIAN #1 (into COM)
All units, we’re moving in.

CUT TO:

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. DINING ROOM.

Demitri waits with Cain in the darkened room lit by emergency blue lighting. Then Han emerges with a torch and some tools.

HAN
The Defence Shield is down, must be a problem with the main grid.

CAIN
I’ll go down and check the generator.

Cain leaves for the Workshop as Threepio urgently enters from another room.

THREEPIO
Captain Solo, Captain Solo??

HAN
What is it now, Threepio?

THREEPIO
According to the Homestead Terminal, Sir, we have an Access Breach at level 5.

HAN
I don’t think so, Goldenrod.

DEMITRI
Maybe we should alert the Command Station?

HAN
I’ll fix us, don’t worry about it.

THREEPIO
But Sir, this has never happened before??

HAN
The Shield can’t stay down more than a few minutes. Trust me, ok!

DEMITRI
Han where are the children?

HAN
They’re safe enough in the Yard.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

Jaike and Jenna lay on top of a large Engine fixed to the ground, looking up at the stars in the clear night sky. She holds a White Crystal on a golden chain, a necklace they BOTH wear.

JENNA
Do you think we’ll ever see them all?

JAIKE
Not if dad has anything to say about it.

JENNA
Why doesn’t he just trust Uncle Luke?

JAIKE
It’s the Jedi he doesn’t trust.

JENNA
Now you’re just being ridiculous.

JAIKE
Am I really?? We’ll see about that!

CUT TO:

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

Far away in the Valley all is quiet. Suddenly a bullet-shaped Speeder with rounded Cockpit, long stabilizer fins and a single rocket engine ROARS past heading towards the distant Homestead.

INT. BULLET SPEEDER. COCKPIT.

Inside a cramped compartment we see the Mandalorian Pilot.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

CLOSE UP on the TOPSIDE of the Speeder. 2 long flaps open outward and a Twin Rocket Launcher locks into position.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

Jenna suddenly gets up and looks around nervously.

JENNA
What’s that??

JAIKE
What’s what, I don’t hear anything?

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

ANGLED SHOT as the Bullet Speeder heads towards the Homestead. (O.S.)

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

The Children stand up on top of the Engine, Jenna staring at something still out of sight. She GRABS Jaike’s hand CLUTCHING her Crystal with the other.

JAIKE
Jenna, what’s wrong??

JENNA
I don’t know... something scary.

INT. BULLET SPEEDER. COCKPIT.

The Mandalorian Pilot activates a Targeting Device on his Control Panel.

CLOSE UP on the Screen we see a THERMAL IMAGE of the distant Homestead. The image ZOOMS IN on the children, clearly visible above the Security Fence. 2 cross-hairs LOCK onto to them with a BEEPING sound.

SHOT OF a gloved hand FIRING a small handgrip.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

CLOSE UP as a Dart Gun mounted above the cockpit FIRES 2 small TRANQUILIZER DARTS towards the Homestead.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

Demitri appears from the Main Dome with Threepio looking for the Children.

DEMITRI
Jenna, Jaike where are you??

Threepio quickly spots them and points at the Engine.

THREEPIO
There they are!

The droid stays back as Demitri runs over towards them.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

TRACKING SHOT behind the 2 Darts SPEEDING towards the Homestead!

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

DEMITRI
Come on kids, its time for bed.

Fixated on something elsewhere the Twins don’t respond.

THREEPIO (O.S.)
What’s wrong with them??

CLOSE UP on Jenna, her eyes TIGHTLY closed as she CONCENTRATES.

JENNA
I can see it but I can’t stop it.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. SOLO HOMESTEAD/JUNK YARD.

ANGLED SHOT as the Darts WHIZ over the Fence towards the Children.

Both Darts STRIKE them at the same time and they COLLAPSE side-by-side on top of the Engine. Demitri SCREAMS as she sees them go down.

CUT TO:

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. CONTROL DOME.

Han is in another Dome when a red RA-7 Protocol Droid approaches.

RA-7
Sir, did you hear that??

HAN
I didn’t hear anything, Droid.

RA-7
It sounded like screaming.

HAN
Just Demitri yelling at the kids again!

CUT TO:

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

ANGLED SHOT as the Bullet Speeder FIRES 2 Rockets towards The Homestead!

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. WORKSHOP.

Cain is repairing a terminal when white hot sparks SHOOT out at him.

CAIN (to Himself)
I gotta get outta this place...

Frustrated he pulls out some wires from another board.

CAIN (CONT.)
...and no one’s gonna change my mind.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

Demitri is stood by the Engine when an EXPLOSION causes her to look back.

A section of the Security Fence is BLASTED off its hinges towards her. The Fence CRASHES into her then SMASHES into the engine, killing her instantly.

The second Rocket hits another engine blowing it apart. A smaller piece HITS Threepio, slicing off his right arm as he falls. A larger piece CRASHES into the Central Dome blocking off the Entrance.

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. CONTROL DOME.

HAN
That wasn’t screaming we’re in trouble!!

Han QUICKLY heads down a Link Tunnel to the Main Dome.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

ANGLED SHOT as the Bullet Speeder fires 2 more Rockets.

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. LINK TUNNEL/PASSAGEWAY.

Han appears from the Tunnel and runs down a short Passageway to the Main Dome Entrance. It’s blocked he can’t get through and pulls out his COM Link.

HAN (into COM)
Cain where are you??

CAIN (V.O. Speaker)
You know where I am. What’s going on??

HAN (into COM)
Just get up here, right now!!

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. WORKSHOP.

Cain heads over to the Main Elevator as Worker Droids begin shutting down all around. He pauses for a moment then turns back towards his T-16 still on the Freight Elevator.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

Threepio finds some cover near the Central Dome as 2 more Rockets STRIKE.

The first one hits the Central Domes Deflector Dish BLASTING it apart. The second hits a Tunnel to the Control Dome.

INT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. PASSAGEWAY.

Han hears the EXPLOSION from the Link Tunnel and makes his way back.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

The Bullet Speeder RACES into the Junk Yard, then RISES as the Pilot steers it above the Engine where the children lay unconscious.

CLOSE UP on Threepio hidden near the Central Dome.

THREEPIO
Oh no, he’s taking the children!!

Then we hear the WHIRRING sound of the Garage Door sliding open. (O.S.)

ANGLED SHOT as Cain suddenly appears in his T-16.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Through the cockpit window we see Threepio lying on the ground.

CAIN
Threepio, are you alright??

THREEPIO
Master Cain you must stop him, don’t let him take the children!!

INT/EXT. BULLET SPEEDER. COCKPIT/HULL.

The Pilot sees the T-16 and activates another weapon.

A small CANON behind the Speeders Cockpit FIRES on Cain’s ship!

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

He QUICKLY backs off into the Garage out of sight.

WIDE SHOT as the Bullet Speeder lowers over the Children then 2 flaps open up underneath the craft. A mechanical arm SCOOPS them up inside, then the Pilot SPEEDS away CRASHING through the Gates heading LEFT where he came from.

Cain’s T-16 re-appears again pulling up beside Threepio.

THREEPIO
He’s got the children, you must go after them Master Cain! You must, you must!!

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

CLOSE UP on Cain he appears to HESITATE for a moment.

Then he PUSHES his joystick forward and heads off in hot pursuit.

EXT. SOLO HOMESTEAD. JUNK YARD.

Han appears from the other side of the Homestead just as Cain RACES away. Then he sees Demitri’s body crushed against the Engine and DROPS to his knees.

HAN
Oh no... What have I done??

Threepio gets to his feet and picks up his broken arm lying nearby. Han climbs on top of the Engine where the Children were taken. Something shiny catches his eye and he reaches down to pick it up.

CLOSE UP on his hand we see a Gold Necklace worn by one of the Children.

Threepio appears below and also sees the necklace.

HAN
Who was it, Threepio?

THREEPIO
I can’t be sure, Captain, but I believe the assailant was Mandalorian.

Han puts the necklace in his pocket.

HAN
After all this time, they found us.

THREEPIO
Captain Solo, what are we going to do?

HAN
You’re still tracking them, right?

THREEPIO
Yes Sir. Well, Jenna’s Locator that is.

HAN
I know what I’m gonna do.

Han gets down from the Engine and runs back into the Garage Dome. Threepio turns and walks over to the impaled body of Demitri Dell.

THREEPIO
Dear, oh dear, such a tragic waste of life.

Suddenly the ROAR of engines startles Threepio.

Han reappears in a slightly unstable XP-38s, he pulls up beside him and flips open the door.

HAN
C’mon Goldenrod, no time to lose!

Threepio quickly climbs into the Speeder then Han races away.

WIDE SHOT over the Homestead as Han flies past the Gates then turns RIGHT.

THREEPIO (V.O.)
But Sir, they went the other way??

HAN (V.O.)
I know where they went, Threepio.

THREEPIO
Captain Solo, where are we going?

HAN (V.O.)
Mottassa Township!

THREEPIO (V.O.)
Oh, may I ask why?

HAN (V.O.)
Let’s just say someone owes me a big favour.
(to Himself)
I only hope he remembers that too.

CUT TO:

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CLIFFS.

HIGH ANGLED SHOT over SOMEBODY watching the Land Speeder leave the scene. The individual wears dark brown leather gear under rusty metal body armour, a twin loaded weapons holster and the black helmet of an UNKNOWN BOUNTY HUNTER.

The Unknown Bounty Hunter quickly mounts a nearby Swoop Bike and heads off along the Cliffs in the SAME direction.

WIPE TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS. (NIGHT)

Cain’s T-16 SPEEDS across the Plains in hot pursuit of the Bullet Speeder still some way ahead.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

CAIN (to Himself)
“You must go after them!” he said. What have you gotten me into, Threepio??

Cain pushes his Joystick forward accelerating even faster.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. EASTERN PLAINS.

The Bullet Speeder continues across the Plains then suddenly veers LEFT.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. the Bullet Speeder heads towards the Northern Canyons.

CAIN (O.S. to Himself)
The Sulken Dunes! What’s the game here??

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CANYONS.

ANGLED SHOT as the Bullet Speeder RACES into the Canyon, followed moments later by Cain’s T-16.

INT. BULLET SPEEDER. COCKPIT.

CLOSE UP on a Monitor showing Cain’s ship not far behind.

SPEEDER PILOT (into Headset)
I got an incoming T-16 on my tail. Take him, he’s all yours.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CANYONS.

ANGLED SHOT as the T-16 TWISTS and TURNS between the Canyon walls. Suddenly 4 modified Imperial Speeder Bikes DROP in behind Cain FIRING all over him.

INT/EXT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT/HULL.

CLOSE UP on a BEEPING Monitor showing his pursuers.

CAIN (O.S.)
So you wanna play dirty, huh!

The T-16’s Canon ROTATES and fires RED energy beams back at the Bikers. (O.S.)

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CANYONS.

They skilfully WEAVE in and out of each other avoiding the incoming fire.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

CAIN
You guy’s are good I’ll say that. Let’s see what you make of this.

Cain suddenly SLAMS on the breaks.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CANYONS.

The T-16 STOPS and the Bikers SHOOT past. One of them catches his LEFT wing and sent SPINNING into the Canyon wall.

Cain, now the pursuer, accelerates after the 3 remaining Bikers.

CLOSE UP as the ships Canon FIRES repeatedly at the fleeing Bikers.

Another Biker is hit and goes CRASHING into the ground.

INT. BULLET SPEEDER. COCKPIT.

The Pilot make’s some adjustments on his panel.

SPEEDER PILOT
Transport, I’m almost in range. Get ready for take off and fast!

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CANYONS.

ANGLED SHOT on the 2 Bikers ahead of Cain, suddenly they DROP into a narrow TRENCH below the Canyon. Cain’s ship SPEEDS past the Trench then the Bikers re-appear behind FIRING all over him again.

The T-16 takes a HIT and smoke begins POURING out from underneath.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

A BUZZER sounds and lights flash on the Control Panel.

CAIN
Looks like I’m gonna have to teach you guys a lesson the hard way.

Cain then PULLS BACK on his Joystick.

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CANYONS.

ANGLED SHOT as his T-16 makes a WIDE LOOP over and round behind the Bikers.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

Cain STRUGGLES to control his ship as he continues the LOOP.

CAIN
C’mon girl, you can make it!

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. NORTHERN CANYONS.

Cain’s ship finally comes around and DIVES towards the Bikers below.

He fires AHEAD of them causing rocks to fall in their path. In a panic the 2 Riders COLLIDE with an unseen boulder causing a massive EXPLOSION.

Cain flies THROUGH the ball of flames then levels off on the other side.

CUT TO:

EXT. THE FORBIDDEN ZONE. NORTHERN CANYONS.

The Bullet Speeder continues down the Canyon beginning to SLOW DOWN.

EXT. THE FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN CLIFFS.

WIDE SHOT as the Transport slowly RISES into frame at the end of the Canyon. The Boarding Ramp down ready to collect the approaching Speeder. (O.S.)

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. NORTHERN CANYONS.

CLOSE UP on Cain’s smoking T-16 as the ship begins to SHUDDER violently.

INT. CAIN ’S T-16. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. sees the distant Transport ahead beyond the Canyon.

CAIN (O.S.)
That’s gotta be the one.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN CLIFFS.

The Bullet Speeder finally arrives and enters the Transport.

INT. UNKNOWN TRANSPORT. COCKPIT.

The 2 Pilots see Cain’s FAST approaching T-16 and begin to panic.

PILOT #1
He’s coming straight for us.

PILOT #2
Blow him out of the sky!

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. the Transport begins to RISE, FIRING DOWN on Cain’s ship.

CAIN
Sorry Old Girl, but I think this is where we say good-bye.

He punches several numbers on the keypad and the Control Panel FLASHES.

CAIN
Do one last thing for me and bring that ship down good and proper, ok.

Cain HITS a red button on the keypad LOCKING IN the coordinates.

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN CLIFFS.

ANGLED SHOT as Cain’s T-16 RISES towards the Transport high over the Cliffs, the Transport now turning AWAY from the incoming Sky Hopper.

INT. CAIN’S T-16. COCKPIT.

PILOT’S P.O.V. the Transport directly ahead, STILL rising and getting CLOSER!

Cain then PULLS the Eject Leaver that CATAPULTS him out of frame.

INT. UNKNOWN TRANSPORT. COCKPIT.

PILOT #2
Pull up, pull up!!

PILOT #1
He’s gonna hit us, he’s gonna- AARRGGHH!!

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN CLIFFS/ROCKY LEDGE.

HIGH ANGLED SHOT as the T-16 SMASHES into the side of the Unknown Transport, Cain’s ship instantly destroyed on impact. The Transport SLOWLY TURNS as it tumbles towards the edge if the Dunes.

PANNING LEFT as it comes crashing onto the Rocky Ledge, landing gear still up the Transport SKIPS across the surface finally coming to rest almost exactly where it first landed.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. NORTHERN CANYONS.

Some distance away Cain glides down in his chute, out of sight of the fallen Transport he lands in another Canyon. He quickly gathers his Chute and dumps it behind a rock.

Looking for somewhere to hide Cain digs into his pocket. It’s then he realises something else is MISSING.

CAIN
Dio?? Where are you Dio... oh no!

His attention is then diverted to something familiar.

CAIN’S P.O.V. at a bush covering an alcove a short climb away!

CAIN (O.S. to Himself)
That’ll do nicely.

He quickly makes his way over towards a HIDDEN CAVE.

CUT TO:

INT. UNKNOWN TRANSPORT. MAIN HOLD.

Several fires burn profusely as the Mandalorian Crew struggles to take control of the smoke filled Hold. A high ranking Warrior in a grey uniform and black shoulder pads approaches the Bullet Speeder. Still DAZED the Pilot literally falls out from inside.

SPEEDER PILOT
Sergeant Torak... Serge-!!

The Sergeant helps the Pilot back to his feet.

SERGEANT TORAK
What happened out there, Pilot?

SPEEDER PILOT
Sorry Serge, we got tracked by some guy in a T-16. I thought we lost him.

Then another individual appears from the smoke. Tall and menacing in well warn but very FAMILIAR Mandalorian Armour with a Jet Pack, everyone QUICKLY moving out of his way as he approaches.

He is the legendary Bounty Hunter, Boba Fett!

BOBA FETT
But you didn’t lose him, did you??

SPEEDER PILOT
No, Sir... sorry Commander.

Fett suddenly draws his sidearm and SHOOTS the Pilot in the head sending him REELING backwards.

FETT
I’m sorry too.

He then goes over to the Speeder and PULLS down a lever on the side. A tray slides out with the Twins lying unconscious side-by-side. He quickly checks them over then slides the tray back inside. Fett then signals Sergeant Torak over towards him.

FETT
What’s the damage, Sergeant?

TORAK
The port engine is shot, Commander. Ryka says he should have it up and running by sunrise, but it’s gonna take several hours to fix it.

FETT
He’d better Sergeant! We can’t afford to lose this operation. What about that Pilot?

TORAK
Whoever it was knew what he was doing, hit us full on then ejected last minute.

FETT
Send out a search party! I want him found and brought back to me alive.

TORAK
Yes, Sir.

ANGLED SHOT as Fett leaves the Hold disappearing back into the smoke.

CUT TO:

INT. NORTHERN CANYONS. HIDDEN CAVE. (NIGHT)

The only light comes from the Concealed Entrance. Cain walks over and peers outside from the safety of the Cave.

CAIN’S P.O.V. we see a Mandalorian heading towards the Cave.

He quickly moves out of sight into the darkest corner of the Cave.

CLOSE UP on the Entrance as the Warrior appears, looks inside the Cave then cautiously enters.

CAIN’S P.O.V. as he watches the Warrior from somewhere ABOVE.

Suddenly Cain JUMPS down onto the Warrior. Quickly GRABS the weapon and knocks him out with the rifle butt. He drags the body away from the Entrance and then removes the helmet only to discover the Warrior is... A WOMAN!

CAIN
Oh, great! Now what am I supposed to do?

CLOSE UP on Cain, suddenly there’s a CLICKING of a TRIGGER behind him.

MANDALORIAN (O.S.)
Hold it right there. Hands up!

Cain instantly stops and slowly raises his hands.

MANDALORIAN (O.S.)
Now turn around... slowly!

He turns round to see another Warrior.

CAIN
You’re not really gonna kill me are you?

MANDALORIAN
Believe it or not, this is your lucky day.

CAIN
What do you mean by that?

Suddenly the Warrior starts SHAKING, then SPARKS emit from around his amour followed by a BRIGHT FLASH as he drops to the ground.

CLOSE UP on Cain covering his eyes, then his confusion turns to JOY.

Floating by the Cave Entrance is Dio, partially split in two holding a small but very powerful Stunning Device.

CAIN
Dio! Oh boy, am I glad to see you, pal.

The little droid enters the Cave, spinning while WHIRRING and CLICKING with excitement to see Cain as he puts himself back together.

CAIN
Yeah, I’m in a tight spot myself.

Cain drags the second Warrior’s body away from the Entrance. He takes a deep breath and removes the helmet. This time the Warrior ISN’T a woman.

Dio sees the woman lying on the floor and CLICKS curiously.

CAIN
Dunno who she is. Keep a look out ok, I gotta get into this uniform and fast.

We CLOSE UP on the woman, about 19 years old, blonde hair tied up in a bun.
Still out cold as Cain gets into the other uniform. (O.S.)

WIPE TO:

EXT. KELPER VALLEY. MOTTASSA GATEWAY. (NIGHT)

WIDE SHOT as an XP-38s approaches Mottassa Township. Set in a wide area of the Western Plains the Township lays in a crater 5 miles across surrounded by a 50 foot Steel Wall. Lights shine across the busy trading post the buildings made of concrete, except for a disused Imperial Fuel Refinery in the centre.

The Land Speeder stops near the Gateway guarded by a small squad of Republic Commandos. Han and Threepio are quickly approached by 2 of them.

COMMANDO #1
Halt!! State your business here and show me your identification.

HAN
Do you know who I am, son?

COMMANDO #1
No Sir, I don’t. And I’ll ask the questions around here!

Another high ranking Commando with red shoulder pads comes rushing over.

COMMANDER (to Commandos)
Alright men, I’ll take care of this one. Get back to your station!

The Commando’s look at each other confused.

COMMANDO #2
Did we do something wrong, Sir?

COMMANDO #1
Who is this guy anyway?

COMMANDER
I’ll tell you later. Now go and man the Gate, that’s an order!

COMMANDOS’
Yes Sir.

The 2 Commando’s go back to the Gateway Entrance.

COMMANDER
Sorry about that, Captain Solo. You know what these Rookies are like, always out trying to prove themselves.

HAN
They’re good soldiers. So, what’s happening Drake, you guys on another drill?

COMMANDER
Not exactly! Unofficially we’re on the look-out for an unregistered transport which past through the system then it just disappears.

HAN
So it didn’t come here?

COMMANDER
Looks that way, we just don’t know.

HAN
Well, if I hear anything I’ll be sure to let you know about it.

COMMANDER
Thanks Captain, you have a good evening Sir.

Han steers the Speeder on through the Gates into Mottassa Township.

CUT TO:

EXT. MOTTASSA TOWNSHIP. THE STREETS.

The Speeder makes a short trip through the busy streets of Mottassa, then Han parks up beside a large dome-shaped building with a FLASHING placard reading “Lola’s Bar” in Aurebesh.

Han gets out of the Speeder and heads for the Bar. Threepio grabs his severed arm and nervously follows him inside.

THREEPIO
I don’t like the look of this place.

HAN
Welcome to Lola’s Bar, Goldenrod.

INT. MOTTASSA TOWNSHIP. ENTRANCE/LOLA’S’ BAR.

Han and Threepio descend a dark stairway towards an archway. Inside Lola’s Bar is full of every life form imaginable. Music plays over a dazzling light show as people dance, play games or drink the night away in the night club setting.

They make their way through the dense crowd to a 3-sided Bar. Han catches the attention of the Bar Tender who, after a brief exchange, directs them to the far side of the room.

Eventually they reach a Window Seat with a grand view of the multi-levelled complex. Threepio sits beside Han staring around the place.

THREEPIO
If it’s all the same to you, Captain, I think I’ll close down for a while?

HAN
Do whatever you want, Threepio.

Han takes another drink as he continues to wait.

CUT TO:

EXT. MOTTASSA TOWNSHIP. THE STREETS.

Outside the Unknown Bounty Hunter spots Hans Speeder. He gets off the Swoop Bike and heads towards Lola’s Bar.

INT. MOTTASSA TOWNSHIP. LOLA’S BAR.

Han is still drinking when 3 individuals approach his table. The crowd move away as a fat scruffy looking middle-aged man with rotting teeth appears in a thick trench coat and a tin helmet.

Behind him stand two 8 foot tall mummy-like humanoids with long bladed staffs. They are the fearless Head Hunters of TEKKEN’S GANG! The man sits opposite Han and a still shut down Threepio.

HAN
Well, if it ain’t Griggs the Messenger still doing Tekken’s dirty work. I thought you’d be dead by now.

GRIGGS
I do what I must to serve The Great One. You really have no idea.

HAN
Yeah, I’ll bet.

There’s a brief pause as Griggs looks around cautiously.

GRIGGS
I’m told that you wish to see Jorr Tekken on a matter of some urgency?

HAN
That’s right! I’ve got something he might be interest in.

GRIGGS
Keep talking...!

HAN
I assume you’ve heard all about some Unknown Transport that came through here then it just goes missing?

GRIGGS
Yes, a Raktar Transport. Not the easiest ship to keep track of even on a good day.

HAN
A Raktar Transport! I didn’t know that.

GRIGGS
Nothing gets by The Great One in this system, as you know only too well.

HAN
Really! What if I told you I just happen to know this ship is also being commandeered by a bunch of Mandalorians?

GRIGGS
So what? They come through here all the time to do a little business.

HAN
I’m not talking about ‘any’ Mandalorians!

GRIGGS
Then what are you talking about, Solo?

HAN
How about the crew of the most wanted Bounty Hunter in the galaxy! Like, non other than your Bosses old acquaintance, Boba Fett?

GRIGGS
(shakes head)
Boba Fett, here on this planet?? No, you’re lying, he wouldn’t dare come back!!

HAN
C’mon Griggs, you know me better than that!! He’s here alright. One of his crew came in on a Bullet Speeder and grabbed my kids. I want them back and your Boss just happens to want Boba Fett, dead or alive.

GRIGGS
Then why are you still here? Shouldn’t you be out looking for them?

HAN
My eldest went after them. I don’t know what happened yet. I’m guessing he found some way to hold them up, but it won’t be for long.

GRIGGS
Why do I get the feeling you’re looking for another favour... and who’s the droid?

HAN
Threepio! He’s also the reason I’m here. See, this Droid has a new tracker built in capable of locating its target nearly half way across the galaxy...

Han produces Jaike’s necklace and shows it to Griggs, very careful not to let him touch it.

HAN (CONT.)
...like this necklace, my daughter is still wearing.

He then turns a STARTLED Threepio back on.

THREEPIO
Oh, where am I, are we home yet??

HAN
Never mind that, just tell him...
(indicates Griggs)
...about the Tracker!

THREEPIO
Oh! Well, I am See-Threepio, human and cyborg relations. Warning! I am fitted with a Solar D-X Tracking System. This device ‘cannot’ be forcibly removed or tampered with in any way. Searching! Please Wait...
(brief pause)
The current location of C-1 is-!

Han QUICKLY turns Threepio back off and puts the necklace away!

GRIGGS
A Solar D-X Tracker, a rather expensive piece of hardware, compliments of your friends in the Republic of course.

HAN
Naturally.

GRIGGS
And what- if anything- is in this for me?

HAN
Isn’t it obvious? The Mandalorians would pay a handsome reward to get their hands on Fett, The Republic even more so. As for your Boss, if you were to recapture Boba Fett after all this time I reckon you’d be his pet Gundark for life.

Griggs sits back in his seat rubbing his chin.

GRIGGS
What do you have in mind exactly?

HAN
Look, all we gotta do is storm that ship and take him by force. And if he ain’t there, we take the Raktar Transport out to that stolen Mandalorian Cruiser he’s been hiding in.

GRIGGS
And what if you’re wrong??

HAN
(shrugs)
If I’m wrong I’m wrong, you’re Boss can take it up with me any time he wants. Either way I’m still getting my kids back. But, if I’m right, and your rambling causes Jorr Tekken to miss his big pay-back, we both know even your puny life won’t be worth living!

Griggs pauses for a moment then presses a switch on the side of his helmet releasing a small microphone.

Han sits back realising someone else was listening the whole time.

GRIGGS (into MIC)
Did you hear all that, Great One?

There’s a muffled response we can’t make out... THEN!

GRIGGS
You’re in luck! Jorr Tekken will see you now.

Han switches Threepio back on.

HAN
C’mon Threepio, we’re leaving.

Threepio picks up his arm and gets up without a word. They follow Griggs and the Head Hunter’s to an Elevator located behind the Bar.

As they get into the Elevator (O.S.) the Unknown Bounty Hunter appears. He watches for a moment then disappears back into the crowd.

WIPE TO:

INT. NORTHERN CANYONS. HIDDEN CAVE. (NIGHT)

Cain now wears the Mandalorian Uniform. He looks out from the Cave again then turns to MB-D0 hovering nearby.

CAIN
So, what do you think Partner? Do I suit this thing or what?

The little Droid rolls around Cain emitting CLICKS and WHIRRS of approval.

CAIN
Ok, ok, I guess you’re impressed.

CLOSE UP on the WOMAN still lying unconscious. Her eyes suddenly FLICKER open unnoticed by Cain or Dio.

CAIN (O.S. CONT.)
If only Kimmy Dern could see me now?

Dio responds with an opinion of his own.

CAIN
Now that’s personal! She ain’t my girlfriend.

CLOSE UP on the Woman’s eyes looking round while she remains still.

CAIN (O.S. CONT.)
We don’t even talk the same language.

Suddenly Dio is THROWN back against the far wall. SPARKS FLY as he HITS HARD and DROPS to the ground.

A nearby weapon FLIES into the Woman’s hand just as Cain GRABS the other. They both SPIN round at once. Suddenly it’s a STAND OFF!!

CAIN
Who are you?? What are you doing here??

She stares at him blankly.

CAIN
Look, I want some answers girl, and I want them right now!!

WOMAN
You want answers... how about this?

Suddenly she PULLS Cain’s weapon out of his hands using the Force, the rifle FLIES through the air right into hers.

Cain QUICKLY backs away raising his hands!

CAIN
Whoa, wait a second, don’t kill me!!

The Girl stares at Cain then lowers both weapons.

WOMAN
Relax. I’m not going to kill you.

CAIN
What are you, some kinda Jedi??

WOMAN
I ain’t no Jedi!

Cain lowers his hands still staring the Woman curiously.

CAIN
You gonna tell me what this is all about?

WOMEN
I’m looking for someone.

CAIN
You and me both.

Cain goes to check on Dio still lying motionless on the ground.

WOMAN (O.S.)
What is this, some kinda rescue mission?

CAIN
Something like that.

He taps Dio a few times but the Droid still doesn’t respond.

CAIN
Come on little buddy, talk to me.

WOMAN (O.S.)
Sorry about your Droid. I don’t even know my own strength sometimes.

CAIN
Save it! I got more than enough drama here.

WOMAN
(awkwardly)
I’m Paige... Paige Cule. I was just hitching a ride off these people.

CAIN
Good for you!

WOMAN
And you are...??

Dio starts to come round making barely audible CLICKS. Cain carefully puts him in his pocket then turns to face the Woman.

CAIN
Cain Solo! And I’m the Brother of those kids your buddies just kidnapped.

PAIGE
I told you, they’re not my friends! I’m just here for the ride.

CAIN
So you already said.

PAIGE
How come you’re alone anyway?

CAIN
Who said I was alone?

PAIGE
Wait a minute... did you say “Solo”??

CAIN
That’s right.

PAIGE
Son of the War Hero, Han Solo!

Cain scratches his head, trying to hide his amusement.

CAIN
‘War Hero’! Yeah, that’s a good one. Depends on your point of view I guess.

PAIGE
Meaning what exactly??

CAIN
Meaning I got work to do, so if you’re quite finished keeping me here??

Paige goes over to the Cave Entrance to take a look outside.

PAIGE
How long was I out?

CAIN
A couple of hours I guess.

PAIGE
Good, then there’s still time.

CAIN
Time for what!

She turns to face Cain then unexpectedly tosses him the other weapon.

PAIGE
I have to get back to the ship. Now, call me crazy, but I was thinking maybe we could help each other?

CAIN
(dumbly)
Y’mean, like... team up??

PAIGE
Sure, why not?

CAIN
(shrugs)
Guess I owe you for not killing me. But look, I gotta get those kids home and fast.

PAIGE
Then we better get moving.

Paige goes to put on her helmet when Cain suddenly STOPS her.

CAIN
Hold on a minute!

PAIGE
Now what??

CAIN
(hesitantly)
Oh, I was just thinking. These Mandalorians, they don’t normally take girls??

Paige smiles, a little embarrassed, she FLIPS the helmet over.

CLOSE UP inside the helmet we see a tiny black box with some wires attached.

CAIN (O.S.)
A voice oscillator, that’s pretty good.

PAIGE (O.S)
I think so too. Shall we?

They put on their helmets and leave the cave, then she suddenly STOPS him.

PAIGE (Male Voice)
Oh, by the way! You’re the ‘new recruit’ and I’m your Lieutenant.

CAIN
Nice. Let’s get outta here.

CUT TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. NORTHERN CANYONS. (NIGHT)

HIGH ANGLED SHOT as Cain and Paige emerge from the Hidden Cave and begin the long walk to the Transport.

CAIN (V.O.)
So what’s the plan?

PAIGE (V.O.)
Plan? You’re the one on a rescue mission.

CAIN (V.O.)
Just get me on that ship. I’ll take care of the rest, ok!

PAIGE (V.O.)
Oh, I get it. Your friends are out there?

CAIN (V.O.)
They’ll be along...
(to Himself)
...I guess.

They continue walking eventually fading from sight.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. (MORNING)

HIGH ANGLED SHOT over giant cliffs that conceal an ancient Jedi Enclave deep inside the rock. Upon the cliffs we see the ruins of a former Rebel Base, the sky filled with flying reptiles called Gundagarms.

A Jedi Fighter ROARS past overhead and comes in to land among the ruins. Steel doors in the ground SLIDE open and the ship lowers inside.

CUT TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. MAIN LANDING BAY.

The ship comes into a busy Landing Bay, stone walls and steel girders on all sides. People in Jedi robes work on other Fighters scattered around.

Kyle Janus jumps down from his ship as a mechanical arm lifts Artoo clear. He is greeted by a young woman also in Jedi robes about the same age. His wife Sara carries their 1 year old Son.

They kiss warmly but she is clearly on edge.

SARA JANUS
It’s good to see you again my love.

KYLE
You too Sara! But you have to stop worrying.

SARA
I’m sorry, I just can’t help it.

KYLE
Where’s Kira?

SARA
She’s quietly studying for once.

Kyle takes hold of his baby son and strokes his head affectionately.

KYLE
The Force is with you, Daryl. You’re going to make a fine Jedi one day. That I promise.

SARA
Master Skywalker is looking for you.

KYLE
Yes I know. I better go.

They kiss each other again then Sara goes to talk to someone nearby. Kyle leaves the Landing Bay by the Main Entrance followed by Artoo.

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. MAIN CORRIDOR.

Kyle and Artoo head down a long Corridor with white walls and tall wooden archways to a large door that opens allowing them to enter.

INT. JEDI TEMPLE. TRAINING VERANDA. (CONT.)

The Jedi Training Veranda is steeped in history, the walls lined with hundreds of books, pictures and other artefacts, the floor decorated in large colourful mosaics that depict a distant past.

In the centre of the room a dozen Younglings sit legs crossed in a circle. Grand Master Skywalker appears, ghost-like he enters the circle with a large RED BOOK, the Jedi Symbol embedded in gold on the cover.

Kyle waits by the door with Artoo admiring his Master in session.

LUKE
Children of the Jedi, the time has come for you to learn the history of the Force. Where it all began, what was meant to be and how it may all come to pass. Come with me now as we journey back to a time long ago and discover “The Tale of The 3 Travellers”.

Luke raises his real hand and the lights dim. The Children rise from the floor maintaining a perfect circle around him at shoulder height. An Image of stars is generated above the children. Luke opens the Book and begins reading as they watch in wonder.

(As Luke reads we FOCUS on moving images that serve to tell a story)

LUKE (V.O.)
No one knows who they were or where they had come from, only that ‘The 3 Travellers’ were among the first to sense the powers of ‘The Force’. A voice that called out to them from a great distance had shown them where to go. After travelling for endless days and nights they arrived on the swamp planet of Degobah, there they found the entrance to a cave that took them deep underground to the Lair of the one that summoned them. The ‘Force Guardian’ is a dark and powerful serpent-like creature, surrounded by a towering wall of blue flames. He assures The 3 Travellers that all will be revealed after they entered into the ‘Force Flames’, which eventually they did. Suddenly they found themselves on a hilltop, looking down upon a huge valley while something was approaching at great speed. They watched as the shining ‘Star’ sped past then faded from view. Suddenly a bright light fills the sky, for a moment night became day forcing The 3 Travellers to cover their eyes. And then it started to rain, yet there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. One Traveller held out his hands to catch the droplets, what he saw were dozens of shining crystals, each one sparkled with light from inside enveloped by a Green Mist. He allowed them to fall to the ground where they sank into the soil. Then a dark vapour began to rise and even darker clouds formed across the sky. Suddenly, powerful bolts of ‘Green Lightening’ began to strike down all around them, angry and loud yet there was no destruction! Moments later the clouds began to dissipate and the world fell silent again. The Travellers looked up to see the passing of time happen before their very eyes. Days, months, maybe years past they could not tell, but when time returned to normal again they saw a place of beauty unlike any other world they had ever seen before.

CLOSE UP on Luke as he looks round at the children admiringly.

(Switch back to moving images as the story continues)

LUKE (V.O. CONT.)
Then this world begins to shudder violently, and huge cracks opened up in the ground. For the first time The 3 Travellers became truly afraid, but what happened next would terrify them even more!! Something was coming out of the ground in their thousands. People of all species dressed in strange robes carrying a weapon of some kind. They turned to see the Travellers then climbed up the hill towards them, their swords ignited in blades of many colours, all except red. As they came within striking distance, suddenly the people began to fade into a blue haze, then rise into the night sky where they finally disappear. Then the Travellers found themselves back in The Lair. The Force Guardian explains, what they had seen was the future they had been chosen to protect, but this choice would be theirs alone. They briefly spoke amongst themselves then decided to accept. The Force Flames are ignited again, but this time the Traveller’s are instructed to enter one by one. The 1st Traveller stepped into the Flames. Inside he finds a small Cube that he held in his hand, gazing as it changed shape and colours. This object is a ‘Holocron’, the first of many to guide a new generation of ‘Force Users’ to be known as ‘Jedi Knight’s’, which he must find with this Holocron and begin ‘The Jedi Order’ to maintain ‘Balance in the Force’ created by all living things!! Again, the 1st Traveller was asked if he still accepted this task, to which he replied “yes” then vanished never to be seen again! Then the 2nd Traveller stepped into the Flames. Inside he finds a glass box with another shiny Crystal, only this one is much larger, filled with thousands of lights. This object is ‘The Kyber Crystal’, custodian of a ‘Prophecy’ in which a saviour would come and restore the Balance should it ever become fractured. His task was to take this box and bury it in the most remote place he can find, the Kyber Crystal would do the rest but there he would remain for all time. Once again, the 2nd Traveller was asked if he still accepted this Task, he too replied “Yes” then vanished never to be seen again!

The lights come back on and the image fades. Luke closes the book and steps out of the children’s circle as they LOWER to the floor.

We FOCUS on Luke as he continues the lesson.

LUKE
As for the 3rd Traveller, this is where the story ends. Y’see, no one really knows what happened to him. Some believe it was he that wrote the many Journals kept here, each one containing a thousand years of Jedi History, and foretold The Prophecy of The Chosen One. We now know that the event witnessed by the Travellers was the ‘Midichlorian Starburst’. Designed by the Whills to replenish life in the galaxy while the Force Cloud activated a tiny portion of that life’s Midichlorians to become Jedi, the crystal shards left behind the very source of the Jedi’s weapon. Every 30,000 years it’s the same, the Star at the centre of our Galaxy explodes, breathing new life into new worlds, protected by The Great Barrier that surrounds everything. 10 years from now there will be another Midichlorian Starburst, and those who have passed on will become one with the Force leaving this crude matter behind as luminous beings, then carry the Force back to the source of its birth to join the Whills for all eternity. As for how it will end, we reside in a place that no one can enter but no one can ever leave. Bound by a Cosmic Force life created to serve a Living Force that cannot be meddled with, and is the fundamental part of everything. Whatever the future holds, you and I are truly invincible and more powerful than anyone could possibly imagine! We walk the line between Light and Dark where ‘good and evil’ are merely points of view in a much larger world, holding them together with knowledge and strength. Stretch out with your feelings as you navigate a path before you, but always remember you are here for a reason. To serve the will of the Force, an allegiance through which Balance can only be achieved, until one day you too are ready to transcend and finally discover all of the answers you seek.
(pauses)
Now, are there any questions?

A young boy quickly steps forward from the others.

LUKE
Young Towser, why am I not surprised. What’s your question?

YOUNG TOWSER
Master Skywalker, I was wondering...
(looks at others)
...well, actually, we were all wondering. Is it true what The Elders told us, that over a thousand years ago the Ancient Jedi turned to the Light side of the Force, and were almost wiped out by the Dark Side??

LUKE
Yes, sadly it’s all true.

This evokes GASPS of horror from the Children.

LUKE
Somehow the Jedi gave rise to an ancient cult called the Sith. Gone now, swept away by The Chosen One who would sacrifice himself so the Jedi could begin again... in all of you. That man was my father, Anakin Skywalker.

Even more GASPS come from the Children, some quickly putting their hands up.

LUKE
This story however, is for another time.

The Children SIGH and put their hands back down.

LUKE
That will be all for today children. You may leave for your next lesson. May the Force be with you!

CHILDREN
May the Force be with you, Master Skywalker.

The children bow then leave the room in an orderly fashion. When they are all gone Kyle approaches Luke followed by Artoo.

LUKE
(not looking)
Master Janus... I trust that your assignment was completed with no complications?

KYLE
Yes, Master. As you suspected Solo would not release the Twins, but I did manage to secure the Tracker. Now, all we can do is wait.

LUKE
The waiting is already over!

Artoo WHISTLES in surprise.

KYLE
You’re using them as bait??

Luke turns to face Kyle with a look of disappointment.

LUKE
Come now my young apprentice, do you really think I would be so bold? The Solo Children are in no immediate danger and there will be an opportunity to rescue them. Locating The Planet of Light and Dark must be our prime objective now.

KYLE
As you wish, Master. But I wouldn’t want to be you if the Admiral finds out.

LUKE
I want you to gather a small force then meet Leia on Ravion 4. There I suspect an attempt will be made to lure her too. You must follow her every move but be mindful. If anything my sister is tenacious.

KYLE
You’re not coming with us?

LUKE
Don’t worry, I’ll be watching. When you find the location contact me immediately, but not through the Force, use a traditional method. It’s imperative that our involvement remains in secret for now.

KYLE
Then we are going in without the approval of the Republic Senate?

LUKE
I sense all is not well within the Republic, a betrayal that may affect everything.

KYLE
The premonition you had. Its all coming true isn’t it?

LUKE
The Force moves in mysterious ways but it is always with us. I must stay here and find out what’s behind this, and there’s someone here who knows far more than I do.

KYLE
I hope you’re right Master.

LUKE
Go and prepare the others to leave. May the Force be with you.

KYLE
Yes, Master.

Kyle bows then leaves the Training Veranda while Artoo stays behind.

We FOCUS on Luke as he ponders his next move.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. RAVION 4. HIGH ORBIT.

Leia’s Ship speeds towards Ravion 4 followed by the T-Wing support. A storm filled Water World with thousands of islands battered by RAGING seas.

INT. TANTIVE V. MAIN BRIDGE.

Leia watches the proceedings intently with Haigh by her side.

DANZON (O.S.)
We’re picking up a storm front directly over the Rendezvous.

LEIA (to Haigh)
This can’t wait, we have to land now!

HAIGH (to Pilot’s)
You heard the Admiral, shields up at maximum. Signal T-Wing Support to remain in orbit.

DANZON
Yes, Commander.

CUT TO:

EXT. SPACE. RAVION 4. LOW ORBIT.

Leia’s Ship begins entering Ravion 4’s atmosphere as the 5 T-Wings peel away to the far side of the Sea Moon.

INT. TANTIVE V. MAIN BRIDGE.

The ship is BUFFETED wildly as the Crew STRUGGLES to stay on their feet.

EXT. RAVION 4. HIGH CLOUD. (DAY)

Lightening FLASHES through the heavy WIND and RAIN as the Tantive V continues. Suddenly a bolt STRIKES the ships rear engines.

INT. TANTIVE V. MAIN BRIDGE.

Several mini explosions fill the Bridge with fire and smoke, a violent SHUDDER then knocks Leia off her feet. She falls onto the floor HITTING her head on a Control Panel knocking her out cold. Haigh signals 2 of the ships Armed Crew stood by the Entrance.

HAIGH
Get her to Medical on the double!

They pick Leia up and leave the Bridge as Captain Barrahan enters.

BARRAHAN
What’s going on, Commander??

HAIGH
We’ve been hit on the Main Reactor.

BARRAHAN
What do you mean “We’ve been hit?” Nothing can get through our shields.

DANZON
We’re coming out of the storm, Sir.

EXT. RAVION 4. LOW CLOUD.

ANGLED SHOT as the Tantive V emerges from the clouds. Smoke POURING from the Ships engines as it TUMBLES towards the sea below.

INT. TANTIVE V. MAIN BRIDGE.

BRIDGE VIEW as the ship starts to level its descent, a small island comes into view in the distance.

DANZON (O.S.)
We’re stabilizing.

HAIGH (O.S. to Pilots)
Take us in towards that island.

DANZON (O.S.)
Yes Commander.

EXT. RAVION 4. UNKNOWN ISLAND.

The Ship comes down into the sea, BOUNCES a few times over the waves then CRASHES onto the Lava Beach of the Island before coming to rest.

INT. TANTIVE V. MAIN BRIDGE.

The Crew gets to their feet as small fires are quickly put out, alarms sound off all around the Ship.

HAIGH
How far to the Rendezvous?

WILLARD
About 150 miles east, Sir! But the sea level is rising fast.

Barrahan looks out of the windshield at the incoming storm.

BARRAHAN (to Haigh)
We better start sending that distress signal Commander. This is going to be a long day.

EXT. RAVION 4. UNKNOWN ISLAND. ROCKY BEACH.

WIDE SHOT over the Tantive V on the Rocky Beach, smoke still BELLOWS from its engines. A Pressure Door opens on the side and the Crew makes their way down an Escape Ladder to the shore.

WIPE TO:

INT. KRAVOIGHT. TEKKEN’S COVE. THE ARENA. (NIGHT)

An Iron Door RISES then Han Solo and See-Threepio are led by Griggs into a dome shaped arena deep underground. In the centre is a 30-foot high pedestal surrounded by more of Tekken’s mummy-like Head Hunters.

On the Pedestal stand 2 gaunt looking cloaked figures. On the left a humanoid carries a Scythe with multiple blades, on the right another humanoid holds a large Black Book. Between them is a Golden Throne Chair with a long lizard-like tail SWISHING out from the back.

From the darkness speaks the loud GRUFF voice of the hidden creature.

JORR TEKKEN (O.S.)
Han Solo! I hear that you are looking for yet another favour!

HAN
I thought we might work something out.

JORR TEKKEN (O.S.)
You were right to come to me. Boba Fett ‘is’ here. And I want him back!

The Golden Chair SLOWLY rotates revealing Jorr Tekken the Warmonger. A hideous green scaly alligator-like creature with large red eyes, bipedal with 4 upper limbs and a long snout with 2 rows of razor sharp teeth, wearing a rusty suit of armour like that of a samurai warrior.

A started Threepio recognises the creature immediately.

THREEPIO
Oh my, a Beruvian Reptillious. I thought you were extinct!!

TEKKEN (to Griggs)
Take the Droid away and have him repaired.

GRIGGS
Yes, Great One.

Griggs takes hold of Threepio too harshly for his liking.

THREEPIO
You are far too heavy handed young man.

GRIGGS
Stop fretting Droid! Just be grateful you’re getting fixed and not fried.

Threepio is taken out of the Cove still carrying his arm.

HAN
You knew all along Fett was coming! So what’s the deal, Jorr?

TEKKEN
The deal is quite simple. But this time the ‘favour’ will be all yours!

HAN
Mine?? Now wait a minute, I’ve covered your hide more than enough times already. If it weren’t for me you wouldn’t even be here-!

TEKKEN
No more discussion! Your droid has something we both want, the ‘precise’ location of Boba Fett. Once we have him then you may go. But you must understand, if we should fail then someone must pay.

HAN
Alright, have it your way, but let’s get one thing straight. Any attempt to double cross me or mess with the droid, I pull the plug! You got that??

The Humanoid with the Scythe lowers its weapon VERY close to Han’s head.

CREATURE
Are you threatening us, Solo??

HAN
Just making myself clear, that’s all.

TEKKEN
I don’t believe you’ve met my new Assistant, Tyrius the Executioner...
(indicated)
...the finest ‘Blade Warrior’ in the galaxy, with more blood on his hands than an Empire!

TYRIUS
But never enough blood for one more killing.

HAN
(unimpressed)
Right!

TEKKEN
And of course, Sestian the Keeper you already know...
(indicated)
...who I believe has also prepared for you a message of good will.

SESTIAN
Han Solo, you have been in my Black Book far too long. I am looking forward to cleansing your soul... albeit permanently.

HAN
No offence boys, but I really don’t have time for this. So if you’re quite finished, maybe I’ll just go rescue my kids myself.

Han turns to leave but is STOPPED by 2 of Tekken’s Henchmen raising their bladed staffs in front of him.

HAN
Bad idea!

At that point Threepio re-enters with Griggs, his arm now repaired.

THREEPIO
This is outrageous! I’m a very sophisticated Protocol Droid. You will pay a heavy price if I am harmed in any way.

HAN
You ok, Goldenrod!

THREEPIO
No, I am not ‘ok’ Captain Solo. The Republic will hear about this disgrace!!

HAN
I’d be careful about that if I were you.

THREEPIO
No, I will not be careful-.

Griggs suddenly pulls out a knife and holds it against Threepio’s throat.

GRIGGS
You’re starting to annoy me, Droid! Perhaps I better cut that metal heart out right now-!!

TEKKEN
Enough of this foolishness!

Tekken signals one of his Henchmen by the Pedestal. The creature approaches Threepio with a small device connected to a bunch of wires and attaches it to the back of his head.

A Display Screen lowers behind Tekken and the lights dim around the Cove.

TEKKEN
Now my golden friend, you will give me what I want to know.

THREEPIO (to Han)
Oh, ermm... I will??

HAN
Just do as he says.

TEKKEN (to Threepio)
Show me!!

CLOSE UP on the Display Screen. A simple map shows the circular Sulken Dunes, a RED BLIP at the top indicating the Transport’s location, while a GREEN BLIP at the bottom indicates The Cove.

SESTIAN
They’re right in the neighbourhood. We could be there by sunrise.

TYRIUS
I agree, oh Great One. There will never be a better time to take them.

TEKKEN
And we will. Griggs the Messenger, prepare to lead the Death Gang on my command.

GRIGGS
Yes, Great One.

Griggs leaves the Cove as Tekken turns to face Han and Threepio.

THREEPIO
Pardon me for asking Great Sir, but, what do you intend to do with us?

TEKKEN
Oh, I’m so glad you asked me that.

HAN (to Himself)
I’m not!

Suddenly a large METAL CAGE drops to the ground behind them with LOUD CLANK making Threepio JUMP. He turns to look behind with despair.

THREEPIO
Oh dear... neither am I.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. BALCONY. (MID-DAY)

We PAN around Grand Master Skywalker stood on the balcony, Artoo still by his side. Then we hear the ROAR of engines as a wide V-shaped vessel with a wide fuselage through the centre RISES before them and hovers.

Luke makes a signal with his robotic hand then the Jedi Cruiser LIFTS UPWARD and out of frame. As the ship roars away (O.S.) a concealed Entrance opens behind Luke and he turns to enter.

LUKE
Wait here, Artoo.

Artoo BEEPS quietly in reply.

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. TEMPLE OF SOLITUDE. (CONT.)

The Jedi Temple is a vast hall with a high ceiling held aloft by tall wooden arches, full of thousands of artefacts encased in glass cases each sat on top of marble plinths on a shiny wooden floor.

Luke walks to the centre of the Hall and waits a moment.

LUKE
Father, do you hear me?

There’s no response.

LUKE
Where are you when I need you??

CLOSE UP on Luke, his head down in dismay. Then something appears behind him slightly out of focus, someone ghost-like in a blue haze. He slowly turns to look... but it is NOT Anakin Skywalker.

LUKE
Obi-Wan!!

OBI-WAN
It’s good to see you again, young Luke.

LUKE
I never thought I’d hear those words again.

OBI-WAN
And, I see you’ve achieved a great deal since our paths last crossed.

LUKE
I guess. But I couldn’t have done any of this without your training.

FAMILIAR VOICE (O.S.)
Underestimate yourself you still do, Grand Master Skywalker...

We CLOSE UP on Yoda sat on a small Glass Case beside Obi-Wan.

YODA (CONT.)
...but how is it you ‘really’ feel?

LUKE
I’m not really sure how to explain it. Don’t you feel it too, don’t you sense anything??

YODA
Still in Balance the Force is. Everything as it should be. But then, a Skywalker I am most certainly not!
(chuckles)

OBI-WAN
What is it that troubles you, Luke?

LUKE
I feel a presence in the Force... a stirring unlike anything I have ever felt. No darkness or light only a voice that cries for help and tells of unspeakable things. I fear something terrible is going to happen, and billions of people will die, but I don’t know when, where or even how.

YODA
(rubs chin)
Hmmm, this mysterious voice you hear, speaks to you alone it does, very strange.

Then Luke approaches Yoda.

LUKE
Master Yoda, years ago you brought me here to teach a new generation of Jedi in ways of the Force I couldn’t possibly have imagined, but you never told me why? Now more than ever, I need to know about the past that haunts me!! Tell me. What happened to the Jedi, what did they do that was so wrong??

YODA
(sighs)
Defied the Living Force they did. For that, a galaxy would be forever cursed.

LUKE
We’re cursed by the Dark Side??

YODA
No... something far worse.

OBI-WAN (to Yoda)
Perhaps it really is time to begin revealing the truth of everything?

YODA
Strongly as I feel, I agree.

There’s a brief pause.

OBI-WAN (to Luke)
Do you remember I once told you how many of the things we cling to greatly depend on our own point of view?

LUKE
Yes, I remember.

OBI-WAN
We were wrong about your Father. However, it wasn’t a belief that swayed you, but the will of the Force. We knew Anakin could be turned.
The one who guided us into the Force, he told
us... but we still didn’t listen.

LUKE
Who is this person, and where is my Father??

YODA
His name matters not. Passed on through the Veil of the Force he has, never to return, devoured by a guilt that consumed him.

OBI-WAN
And your Father has cut himself off from the Force! We don’t know why yet, but we do know some of the answers you seek.

We FOCUS on Obi-Wan as he begins to tell a story.

OBI-WAN (CONT.)
As you know from your teachings, the Ancient Jedi Knight’s were the most powerful sentient beings in the galaxy. Over thousands of years they wandered the wilderness, then they found the Republic, a place where they could belong to something. So it was, for over a thousand generations the Jedi became the ‘Guardians of Peace and Justice’ in the Old Republic. Yet, almost from the very beginning something was not right. It was extremely subtle at first, an element of doubt as if some Jedi appeared to lose their way, but it soon escalated into a series of schisms towards the Light and the Dark, both of which were forbidden of course and quickly brought back into line. Whatever it was that had swayed The Order continued to get stronger, the Council knew they could not resist for much longer, and the search began to find the answer. A group of Jedi Knight’s volunteered to find the source they believed came from the ‘Unknown Regions’ and, against the wishes of the Council, they were allowed to leave. But it was a lie! They became ‘The Dark Jedi’. By the time the Order sensed them they had already ravaged thousands of worlds in what later become known as ‘The 100 Years Darkness’. Now, they were returning back to Curoscant... to rule!! The Republic’s first act was to despatch their armies to fend off these Dark Jedi, then when none of them came home, they called on the Jedi Order for help. It was then a new weapon for the Republic was revealed, the ‘Star Killer’, a star ship with enough power to destroy a small moon. It was also later revealed that, shortly before the Jedi arrived on Curoscant, the Republic had a visitor. To this day no one knows who it was, only that somebody came with a gift for the Republic that would change everything!! This ‘gift’ was the Kyber Crystal, the one thing the Jedi were never meant to find.

LUKE
The Crystal was there all along? That kind of raw power, the Jedi must have been going out of their minds??

OBI-WAN
Yes indeed! However the Republic had already formulated a plan to rid the galaxy of these Dark Jedi. Utilising the power of the Kyber Crystal, they would fire their weapon at The Great Barrier punching a hole right through, forming a vortex so powerful ‘nothing’ could escape from its grasp. All they required was something to lure them into their trap, and the Ancient Jedi would be the bait. It was a great risk but they agreed on one condition, that the Kyber Crystal was then returned to its rightful place. Eventually, the two Jedi forces came face-to-face on the edge of the galaxy. Thousands of lives would already be lost before the Star Killer finally appeared. The Republic fired their weapon and, just as they had predicted, the vortex began pulling everything out into the void. Then, suddenly it all stopped and the unimaginable happened, something began coming through the void from the ‘other’ side. A gigantic Pyramid unlike anything they had ever seen then unleashed a ‘terrible’ death ray upon them all!! Fearing they were being invaded, the Republic turned on the Star Killer and destroyed it, sending the Crystal hurtling into deep space, but it was already too late. The Pyramid that came through the void suddenly vanished, and was never seen again.

LUKE
So that’s what this is all about. A Prophecy meant to protect the galaxy from an Invader. A Prophecy that had been misread by the Jedi Order from your time all along!

WIPE TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. ROCKY LEDGE. (NIGHT)

Cain and Paige walk towards the Raktar Transport. As they approach we see Torak stood waiting by the ship’s side entrance.

PAIGE
Let me do the talking, ok?

CAIN
Anything you say.

TORAK
Where have you two been, the last patrol came in over an hour ago??

PAIGE
Sorry Serge, we ran into a little trouble up on the ridge.

TORAK
Any sign of that Pilot?

CAIN
(quickly)
Yeah, we got him alright, Serge! He won’t be anymore trouble.

TORAK
You did what??

Paige appears to hesitate, looks at Cain then back at Torak.

PAIGE
Ignore him Serge, this Rookie enjoys fooling around. We didn’t see anything.

TORAK
Well, I’d stay low for now if I were you. The Commander is not having a nice day.


PAIGE
Yes, Sir.

They climb up the Boarding Ramp and inside the ship.

INT. RAKTAR TRANSPORT. MAIN HOLD.

Cain and Paige enter the still smoking Hold and stand by the entrance where no one seems to notice them. He then taps her on the shoulder.

` CAIN
What did I say??

PAIGE
I forgot to mention, we were under orders to bring you back alive. Sorry.

THEIR P.O.V. the Bullet Speeder is still in the Hold, but the Tray Compartment that held the Twins is MISSING.

PAIGE (O.S.)
The Children came in on that Speeder, looks like they’ve been quarantined already.

CAIN (O.S.)
Quarantined for what?

PAIGE
Transfer to the big ship.

CAIN
What ‘big ship’??

PAIGE
A Mandalorian Battle Cruiser! But don’t worry I can find my way around that thing too.

CAIN
Paige, why do they want the kids?

PAIGE
I really don’t know. C’mon, we better get over to Station, we’ll be safer there.

They head over to a Hatchway on the far side of the Hold.

WIPE TO:

INT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. TEMPLE OF SOLITUDE.

OBI-WAN
The surviving Dark Jedi were rounded up and taken to Curoscant to face The Supreme Court, who quickly found them all guilty for their crimes. But the sentence was too harsh even for the Ancient Jedi, who believed with the influence of the Crystal gone, they could be all one with the Force again. But The Courts would not move and the sentence carried out. The Dark Jedi were herded onto a Prison Ship then cast out into the Unknown Regions where they would surely perish.

LUKE
So what did happen to them?

OBI-WAN
According to ‘The Sith Scrolls’ discovered a millennia ago, their Prison Ship did indeed crash but its location was never revealed. A place they called: ‘The Planet of Light and Dark’. The survivors wandered the icy plains of the dead planet till they found something in the mountains, it was something they all recognised!

LUKE
The Pyramid that came through the void!

OBI-WAN
Somehow, they found a way inside the Pyramid where they came across a new life form made entirely of Dark Matter they could see, their ship a living vessel able to create millions more... even sustain life itself! They called them ‘The Wraith’. They too were trapped here and could not survive much longer. The Kyber Crystal was their only hope of escape. These creatures were somehow able to take the form of anything they touched, but only after that life had ceased to exist. Fascinated by their very existence, the Dark Jedi laid the blame for everything on the Jedi and the Republic. In an attempt to form a pact with the Wraith, they swore to avenge both. An act that would surely bind them, for the Wraith had a power beyond the Dark Jedi’s wildest dreams. A gift they agreed to share, but to become one, the Dark Jedi would make the ultimate sacrifice.

LUKE
They took their own lives to become one with these ‘Shape Shifters’, and so began the Dark Times the Ancient’s had always feared.

OBI-WAN
With the Dark Jedi now turned, in time huge
Empire’s would be forged within The Unknown Regions, their leaders became known as ‘Dark Lords of the Sith’ who would amass an army of millions through Possession! To instil calm in the Republic as news of the Sith began to spread, the Jedi maintained that the Crystal was safe in a secure vault deep in the bowels of Curoscant. This news soon reached the Sith Empire’s, and so began almost 6,000 years of conflict, a ‘Force War’ that would engulf the entire galaxy. It wasn’t long before the Jedi discovered what the Sith really were and how to destroy them. To dismember them is ‘still’ the only way. Supported by the Republic they launched a series of scathing attacks on the Sith Empire’s until they were certain nothing had survived, but again and again they would return. The final battle ended on Curoscant, when the Wraith discovered the Kyber Crystal was never there. In a desperate bid to escape the massacre they retreated, but were hunted down by the Republic and the Jedi until the victory was theirs... or so they thought.

LUKE
The Wraith survived again!! They were around us all this time. Now, they could be anywhere and anyone.

OBI-WAN
Anyone... except us! Only a True Jedi Knight, with the Force as their ally, could be immune to the Wraith’s Possession. We call them ‘The Final Five’! With the Pyramid exhausted from creation they would be the last known Wraith in the galaxy, but for now they would remain hidden. Meanwhile, the Ancient’s had come to a ‘decision’. Believing they could no longer serve the will of the Force while ultimately responsible for these Invaders, they decided only an absolute turn to the Light would save them. But not everybody agreed, and although they fought to keep the old ways alive, soon the Ancient Jedi would be forced to leave the Republic taking their knowledge with them. As for the Ancient Order, everything it once was would be rewritten. No one would ever know of the Dark Jedi, the True Prophecy, the Wraith, even the Ancient’s themselves! Only an image of the Sith remained, as a reminder to future generations about the Dark Side. And, whilst this ‘New Jedi Order’ appeared to be the more stable ally for the Republic, little did they know then, it was really the beginning of the end for them both.

LUKE
And from that moment the Jedi lost the most precious thing, their own ability to retain consciousness after death... their one true connection to the Force.

OBI-WAN
It was a grave error of judgement. But, like my former Master once told me, nothing ever happens by accident, and is the will of the Force. A natural order of things that no one can interfere!

LUKE
No-one, except a True Jedi! The Ancient’s are still out there, aren’t they?

YODA
Yes, somewhere out there they are and help us they could, but, how to find that which does not wish to be found. Much harder to answer!

Luke turns away from them to think for a moment.

LUKE
What if there was something else able to take the fight to the Wraith?

OBI-WAN
Is that why you allowed the Solo Children to be taken, you believe with your Father gone you may now be The Chosen One?

Luke turns anxiously to face them again.

LUKE
It’s possible isn’t it??

YODA
If possible it was know by now you would.

LUKE
The voice in my head was getting louder I had to do something, you must understand that??

OBI-WAN
Yes, of course. However, in doing so you may have already given them an advantage.

YODA
Powerful the Wraith is, but reveal themselves to you they will. Ready you must be when you choose to face them... for even more to lose there will be if you fail.

WIPE TO:

EXT. KRAVOIGHT. SULKEN DUNES. (NIGHT)

LOW ANGLED SHOT slowly MOVING over the Sulken Dunes. Suddenly a HUGE creature SLITHERS across the screen half buried in the sand then sinks back down.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON/COVE ENTRANCE. (CONT.)

We PAN RIGHT towards nearby Cliffs leading into a narrow Canyon. Inside is a TALL Iron Gate. The Gate LOWERS like a drawbridge revealing a Tunnel. We hear a RUMBLING sound getting LOUDER from inside.

Suddenly 30 beasts of burden RACE out from the Tunnel. The Krayaks are 10 foot tall rides, like Raptors but with powerful limbs, a large head and long sharp teeth, each ridden by a Head Hunter. The lead Rider carries Griggs in a custom made saddle, now wearing a shoulder cam to relay the Army’s movements.

EXT. COVE ENTRANCE. ROCKY LEDGE.(SOUTH)

WIDE SHOT as the Death Gang rides out from The Canyon across the Rocky Ledge then down into the Dunes heading for the Transport on the other side. Then MOVING away from The Canyon we see the Unknown Bounty Hunter looking on.

WIPE TO:

INT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. TEMPLE OF SOLITUDE.

LUKE
The Kyber Crystal... someone must have found it, but who was it??

OBI-WAN
Yes someone found it. Shortly after the Force Wars ended, a group of Sith Acolytes led by a man named Dessel, who had been searching for The Empire’s, found pieces of the Star Killer scattered over some backwater planet. Hidden somewhere deep inside Dessel finds the Kyber Crystal. He suddenly felt its influence and realised its potential, and then he made his greatest mistake. He shared this newly found knowledge with his followers. That same night they all turned upon each other in a terrible rage until just 2 of them remained! Somehow, Dessel and his apprentice managed to control themselves, but it was clear that such power needed to be contained. Dessel would go on to construct a new Lightsaber from the strongest materials he could find, and then sealed the Crystal inside so it could never escape. Its power now weakened, the Kyber Crystal became beholden only to him. He proclaimed himself ‘Darth Bane’, Dark Lord of the Sith. Through him a ‘New Order’ would rise. A ‘Rule of Two’ that would operate in secret and destroy the Jedi and the Republic from within. Their new weapon, the Sword of Bane, the most powerful Lightsaber in the galaxy, passed on to future generations long after Bane’s death until at last the New Sith ruled the galaxy.

Luke pauses to think for a moment.

LUKE
There’s something I don’t understand. If all this was so important, why didn’t the Ancient Jedi leave something for us to find?

OBI-WAN
They did leave something. Those Journals are here safely hidden away until such time the Grand Master was ready for the truth.

YODA
6,000 years of forbidden truths. But do not underestimate the power of such reveals, the fear they could bring if seen by unwary eyes. Contain they do far more than we could ever tell, truths you may not be ready for.

LUKE
I am ready for the truth. I need to see this!

Obi-Wan and Yoda turn towards each other, then back to Luke.

OBI-WAN
The Journals are on the lowest level of The Enclave, beneath the Training Veranda. Enter by the window between the 4th and 5th columns of the Outer Corridor and follow the wind.

CLOSE UP on Luke still looking ever more confused.

LUKE
One man against an entire army! What exactly was my Father supposed to do to even begin to end all of this??

OBI-WAN
As ‘The Chosen One’ Anakin was meant to stop the Jedi and the Sith, thereby restoring the Balance which, of course, he did. He was then to lead a ‘New Jedi Order’ against the Wraith using his gift of ‘Special Powers’ to destroy them. When that never happened the Force then sought to create all of you... ‘The Skywalker Line’ and all of his Powers were passed down until a new saviour arrived. ‘The 6 Powers of Destiny’, powers that as one will unleash the most powerful Jedi ever! Powers that for now would remain dormant, but must be returned to finish what he started.

LUKE
You assume a second coming. But if my Father really is The Chosen One, someone must know why he left!

YODA
Yes, someone knows. But told you we did, no longer with us that person is.

OBI-WAN
All we know is, on the night your Father was created ‘something’ happened the Force never intended. The Wraith finally caught up with the New Sith, a Master and an Apprentice who possessed the Sword of Bane. A conflict then ensued causing the Kyber Crystal to shatter, releasing The Chosen One who somehow stayed hidden. The Crystal destroyed, it was of no use to them and they simply vanished.

There’s another brief pause.

YODA
A theory I have, and one possible answer to explain everything.

LUKE
A theory!

YODA
This voice you hear ‘is’ The Kyber Crystal!

LUKE
The Crystal? But how is that possible, if the Crystal existed my Father could never be??

OBI-WAN (to Yoda)
(curiously)
Or are you perhaps suggesting... another?

YODA
A tiny shard would be enough. The crystal re-created from a shattered whole. A long time it would take, but for certain, the only way this is.

OBI-WAN
But surely the Whills would never allow such knowledge to fall into the wrong hands?

YODA
If right I am, then found a way they did. A very powerful being this Master of Darkness must be, an impostor whose path could pose great danger to us all.

LUKE
Wait a minute...!! You said ‘The 6 Powers of Destiny’. There were only ever 4 siblings?

YODA
Hmmm, an interesting conundrum... or perhaps it is not??

Luke takes several steps back, shaking his head in denial.

LUKE
No!! If you mean what I think you mean that’s just not possible.

YODA
Anything is possible, Grand Master Skywalker. But how certain are you??

LUKE
Certain enough!! I would’ve known if Mara was carrying, I would’ve felt... ‘something’!

YODA
Much anger there was in her.

LUKE
Enough anger to want to kill me again??

YODA
No! Saved by love she was, like your Father. But, if now trapped she is much uncertainty remains, a loss you must prepare for!

OBI-WAN
Mara Jade didn’t understand what you had to do, the Jedi Order was too important. But if Yoda is right you must find this new Crystal and destroy it, before the Wraith can use it to start another invasion.

LUKE
And I will! But I have to find Mara first. I have to know what became of my children. The Planet of Light and Dark will lead me to them and whatever else is waiting.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. KRAVOIGHT. HIGH ORBIT.

The Falcon appears from Hyperspace with the planet directly ahead.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

We hear an intermittent BUZZING sound coming from the COM.

LANDO
There’s the signal. Any sign of those Capital Ships yet?

SULTRA
They’re still docked on the far side.

LANDO
Ok, let’s get down there! If I know Han Solo he’ll be in deep trouble by now!

EXT. SPACE. KRAVOIGHT. LOW ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon RACES full speed down towards the planet.

CUT TO:

INT. TEKKEN’S COVE. THE ARENA.

On the Display Screen we see 5 windows. The top 3 show the Cove Entrance, Main Tunnel and Back Tunnel to Mottassa. The lower windows show a more detailed Map and the Shoulder Cam warn by Griggs.

Tekken turns to face Han and Threepio, now imprisoned inside a Steel Cage that hangs from the ceiling 30 meters above the floor.

TEKKEN
Soon Boba Fett will be mine, then you may go about your useless lives.

HAN
It’s nice to know you got our best interests at heart.

Jorr Tekken sits back in his chair and bursts out LAUGHING!

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. HIGH CLOUD.

The Falcon continues to DIVE full speed towards the Planet.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Lando and Sultra hold on tight as the ship is BUFFETED wildly, a BEEPER goes off in the background.

SULTRA
We’re locked in on the Cove Entrance.

LANDO
Keep her steady now.

SULTRA
Easy for you to say!

LANDO
Relax Girl, you’re doing just fine.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES. (NIGHT)

The Death Gang continues across the Dunes as the Transport’s location comes in sight but still several miles away.

INT. RAKTAR TRANSPORT. COCKPIT.

PILOT #1
(pointing)
Hey, what is that?

PILOT #2 (into COM)
Serge, you better come look at this.

Fett enters the Cockpit with Torak staring at something through the window.

THEIR P.O.V. still far away, we see the Death Gang heading for the Transport.

FETT
Tekken’s Gang!! Send out all the men you can spare, Sergeant.

TORAK
But the Port Engine is almost fixed! We can’t stop now, Commander??

FETT
Just do it Torak, before there’s no one left to get us out of here!!

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES.

ANGLED SHOT on the Head Hunters now carrying Blaster Rifles as they continue riding across the Dunes.

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. ROCKY LEDGE. (NORTH)

The Transport’s ramp lowers and around 30 Warriors climb down into a TRENCH in the rocks on the Port Side of the Ship.

Suddenly Boba Fett strides out of the Transport, the Warrior’s all turn to look in his direction as he activates his Jet Pack and ZOOMS OFF into the night sky.

We FOCUS on Cain and Paige preparing to face Tekken’s Death Gang along with the other Mandalorians.

CAIN
This is gonna be some rescue.

PAIGE
I didn’t know they would drag us out here.

CAIN
Anything else you forgot to tell me??

PAIGE
Right now I’m wishing you’d stayed at home.

Cain looks at Paige then just shakes his head.

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES. (BATTLE ZONE)

ANGLED SHOT as Fett flies LOW towards Tekken’s incoming Death Gang then FIRES a Rocket from his Jet Pack.

A HUGE explosion takes out several Head Hunters and their Rides. The Bounty Hunter SWINGS round and HOVERS as 3 more Hunters appear FIRING back.

Fett skilfully avoids their fire then BLASTS them with lethal precision.

He comes in to take a closer look at the kill. 2 Head Hunters suddenly appear from behind their Rides. Fett SPINS ROUND to shoot them when BOTH are quickly PULLED underground by something unseen.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Sultra flicks several switches on her panel as a BEEPER goes off.

SULTRA
Forward shields at maximum, General.

LANDO
There he is. Hold on tight we’re going in!

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. COVE ENTRANCE.

The Falcon PULLS UP meters above the ground, GLIDES over the Unknown Bounty Hunter then SWINGS round over The Canyon facing the Cove Entrance.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

LANDO
Activating Rotation Mode!

Lando HITS a switch and a NEW Pressure Door SLAMS shut behind them.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. COVE ENTRANCE.

ANGLED SHOT as Lando FLIPS the Falcon over on its side, the Cockpit rotates in the opposite direction remaining level with the ground. The Cockpit now BELOW the Ship it LOWERS into the narrow Canyon.

INT. TEKKEN’S COVE. THE ARENA.

CLOSE UP on the Display Screens, suddenly one of them is DWARFED by the Millennium Falcon.

Tekken’s face turns from GLEE to RAGE, he quickly produces a COM Link.

TEKKEN (into COM)
It’s the Millennium Falcon. Close the Blast Doors and fire everything!!

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. COVE ENTRANCE.

Several remote GUN TURRETS appear along the top frame of The Gate and begin FIRING rapidly at the Falcon.

The Laser Fire RICOCHETS off the Falcon into the walls.

EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. (UNDERSIDE)

2 small Gun Turrets lower beneath The Falcons mandibles and fire back.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. COVE ENTRANCE.

Multiple LASER BLASTS quickly take out the Turrets and continue FIRING around the whole frame of The Gate then STOP! We hear a CREAKING sound then The Gate begins to TOPPLE outwards, SNAPPING the support chains as it CRASHES down.

EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. (UNDERSIDE)

The Gun Turrets retract then a Missile Launcher between the mandibles FIRES a single shot into the Tunnel.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. COVE ENTRANCE.

The Swoop Bike suddenly DROPS down over The Falcon and SPEEDS into the Main Tunnel as the freighter heads away.

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES. (BATTLE ZONE)

Fett continues hovering over the Dunes. Suddenly we hear an ENGINE ROAR echoes from far away. He turns to look, the Ranger Finder lowers over his helmet.

RANGE FINDER VIEW towards The Cove Entrance, the device ZOOMS IN on the tiny Millennium Falcon as it lands on the Rocky Ledge.

Fett QUICKLY lifts off and flies in the same direction.

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES. (NORTH)

The Death Gang approaches the Rocky Ledge, the Transport now in their sights they begin FIRING rapidly at the enemy.

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. ROCKY LEDGE.

With laser bolts criss-crossing and explosions going off all around, Torak gives the order for his men to return fire.

CUT TO:

INT. TEKKEN’S COVE. MAIN TUNNEL.

ANGLED SHOT as the Unknown Bounty Hunter SPEEDS down the Main Tunnel. Both Pistols drawn he takes out Sensors, Cameras and more Head Hunters.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Sultra looks outside the Cockpit window a little nervous.

SULTRA
You sure they don’t come out at night?

LANDO
You worry too much.

Her attention then turns to something on a Monitor. (O.S.)

SULTRA
Hey, I think we got company. Get down!!

LANDO
Now what??

She gets down from her seat crouching out of sight.

SULTRA
You heard me, get down!

Lando gets down just as Boba Fett appears hovering outside the Cockpit window.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. ROCKY LEDGE. (SOUTH)

Fett lowers down to the ground then walks around the side of the ship. The Boarding Ramp still closed he heads over to The Falcon’s Landing Gear.

CLOSE UP as he holds a cable from the Landing Strut and SLICES through it with a cutting tool causing a HISSING sound.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Still crouched by the Co-Pilot seat Sultra peers up at the Monitor again.

LANDO (O.S.)
You see him yet?

SULTRA
Not yet. He must be underneath us.

LANDO (O.S.)
Better check all systems when he’s gone.

SULTRA
Never trust a Mandalorian, right?

LANDO
I’ll tell you about that sometime.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. ROCKY LEDGE.

Looking around, Fett cautiously walks towards the rear of the Falcon.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

CLOSE UP on Sultra still watching the Monitor... then!

SULTRA
Oh, there you are.

CLOSE UP on the Monitor showing Fett now behind the ship.

SULTRA (O.S.)
You thinking what I’m thinking?

LANDO (O.S.)
I think you should punch it.

CLOSE UP (CONT.) on the Monitor as Fett starts to walk away.

Sultra REACHES for the Control Panel and PUSHES a lever.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. ROCKY LEDGE.

The Falcon’s rear thrusters suddenly ROAR to life, Fett is BLOWN off his feet and sent reeling back off the Rocky Ledge TUMBLING into the Dunes.

He quickly recovers and shoots back at The Falcon, then a BLAST from the Ship knocks him back again. He gets up activates his Jet Pack and ZOOMS away.

CUT TO:

INT. TEKKEN’S COVE. MAIN TUNNEL.

ANGLED SHOT as the Missile STRIKES the Main Door with a BIG explosion!

INT. TEKKEN’S COVE. THE ARENA.

The Main Door is BLASTED open and flies across the Arena. The Unknown Bounty Hunter enters and CIRCLES high around the walls of The Cove, SHOOTING at the Head Hunters below.

Tekken HITS a switch and the Pedestal DROPS down into the floor taking him and his Assistants with it.

More Head Hunters appear from another Entrance but are efficiently taken out by the Bounty Hunter. With the area briefly cleared the Bounty Hunter heads over to the Cage and SHOOTS the Door open.

THREEPIO
Thank the Maker someone’s come to rescue us.

BOUNTY HUNTER (V.O. Filtered)
Get on the Bike, now!

HAN
We’re supposed to get on that thing?

BOUNTY HUNTER (V.O. Filtered)
Just do it soldier!!

CLOSE UP on the Swoop Bike the rear seat SPLITS in two with a handle between. The Bike SWINGS around so Han and Threepio can hop on. More of Tekken’s Gang appear at the Main Door FIRING at them, with everyone on the Bike the Bounty Hunter DIVES towards the Main Door.

Small CHROME ***** drop from beneath the Bike across the floor, then it ZOOMS away down the Main Tunnel.

CLOSE UP as one of the Head Hunters picks up some of the ***** and STARES at them curiously. Suddenly there’s a BLINDING FLASH!

INT. TEKKEN’S COVE. MAIN TUNNEL.

ANGLED SHOT towards The Cove. The Swoop Bike RACES past as a FIREBALL suddenly ERUPTS from the Main Door sending a HUGE FLAMES outward.

CLOSE UP on Han holding onto the bike frame looking backward.

HAN
Step on it will you or we’re toast!!

The Swoop Bike SPEEDS towards the Tunnel exit, the HUGE Fireball slowly gaining on them.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES. ROCKY LEDGE. (NORTH)

WIDE SHOT on Tekken’s Death Gang as the Sun begins to RISE from behind.

They finally reach the far side of the Sulken Dunes, their Rides LEAP onto the Rocky Ledge and they begin climbing towards the Raktar Transport.

INT. RAKTAR TRANSPORT. ENGINE ROOM.

A Warrior pushes a nearby leaver filling the room with a LOUD HUM.

ENGINEER RYKA (into COM)
Fire her up, we’re ready to go!

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. THE CLIFFS.

TORAK (to Warriors)
(shouting)
Fall back to the ship, we’re leaving!!

The Warriors retreat as the Transports engines ROAR to life. Two of them are shot down by Tekken’s Gang heading for the Boarding Ramp, Warriors inside the ship provide covering fire as the others get on board then the Ramp closes.

INT. RAKTAR TRANSPORT. MAIN HOLD.

TORAK (into COM)
Get us outta here, right now!!

PILOT #1 (V.O. Filtered)
But the Commander is still out there??

TORAK
I said take off, that’s an order!

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. THE CLIFFS.

The Raktar Transport finally RISES into the morning sky. The Death Gang still FIRING on the Transport until the ship disappears over the Cliffs.

EXT. RAKTAR TRANSPORT. HULL. (PORTSIDE)

As the ship leaves The Sulken Dunes Fett appears over the Side Entrance. He holds onto the Hull as the Side Door opens and climbs inside the Transport, then the Side Door closes.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. ROCKY LEDGE.

Griggs signals the Death Gang to turn around and head back to The Cove.

CUT TO:

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. COVE ENTRANCE.

The Swoop Bike RACES out from the Main Tunnel and into The Canyon, narrowly avoiding the BLAST WAVE behind them!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

LANDO
Here they come. Get her ready for take off!

Lando gets up and leaves the Cockpit.

EXT. TEKKEN’S CANYON. ROCKY LEDGE.

The Swoop Bike exits Tekken’s Canyon and pulls up beside The Falcon. Han and Threepio get off the Bike and head for the ships Boarding Ramp.

The Bounty Hunter follows when suddenly the Swoop Bike is BLASTED high into the air and comes CRASHING down nearby.

ANGLED SHOT as Jorr Tekken LEAPS out from a HIDDEN Hatchway in the rocks, each hand carrying a BLASTER he SHOOTS at the Bounty Hunter who DIVES towards the Boarding Ramp for cover.

Suddenly Lando appears to help the Bounty Hunter into the ship.

As the Falcon takes off Tekken LEAPS into the air and GRABS onto the ship!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN CORRIDOR.

Lando HITS a switch closing the Airlock door.

LANDO
Sultra, get us outta here!!

The Bounty Hunter takes off the helmet revealing a 24 year old black man. We meet Lando’s son, Nicko Calrissian.

LANDO
You alright, Son!

NICKO
Never felt better.

Suddenly they hear a WHINING sound coming from outside.

SULTRA (O.S.)
Hey guys, close the door we gotta catch that Transport and fast.

Lando pushes another leaver in the Main Corridor but to no avail.

LANDO
Something’s jamming the Ramp!

Han appears staring at the Airlock. He hits another switch to open it.

ANGLED SHOT on the Boarding Ramp. Holding it OPEN with his upper hands and feet we see Jorr Tekken.

The wind HOWLING from outside, Han goes to shoot Tekken who produces a Blaster in each lower hand and SHOOTS first. Han takes a HIT in his right shoulder and falls back out of sight.

Lando and Nicko DIVE for cover on the other side of the Corridor.

SULTRA (O.S.)
What’s going on back there??

THREEPIO
Captain Solo, are you alright??

HAN
(painfully)
Not really.

NICKO (to Lando)
We’re going nowhere with that thing attached.

LANDO
I got an idea.

Lando produces a COM Link from his pocket.

LANDO (into COM)
Sultra check the monitors, you seeing this??

SULTRA (V.O. Speaker)
Yeah, I see it. What do we do now?

LANDO
I’m gonna flame this thing!

SULTRA (V.O. Speaker)
But it’s too close, Lando!!

LANDO
We got no choice, girl!! You know the signal, just keep us over the Dunes.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Sultra watches a monitor (O.S) from the Pilot’s seat.

CLOSE UP on the Monitor we see Tekken on the Boarding Ramp. Then Lando appears with his hands raised.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. BOARDING RAMP.

Tekken keeps his Blasters trained on Lando who SLOWLY edges down the SHAKING Ramp towards the creature.

LANDO
You wouldn’t kill an unarmed man would you?

TEKKEN
Maybe... maybe not!

LANDO
That’s too bad. See, you and I want the same thing, but he’s getting away right now.

Tekken ponders a moment then slowly puts his Blasters away.

TEKKEN
Then let me on board and we’ll take care of him... together?

LANDO
I’m afraid I can’t do that.

TEKKEN
Then, I will have to kill you after all.

Lando STOPS just meters away from Jorr Tekken, the creature's hands still HOVERING over his Blasters.

LANDO
Well, then we both lose.

TEKKEN
So what do you suggest?

We CLOSE UP on Lando’s eyes STARING right at Tekken.

LANDO
I suggest you do the right thing and get off my ship... while you still can!

Tekken STARES back at Lando then suddenly bursts out LAUGHING

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Sultra quickly REACHES for a switch nearby.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. BOARDING RAMP.

A WEAPON suddenly DROPS near Lando on a crane arm, he GRABS it and SHOOTS a LONG FLAME at Tekken before he can react. Tekken SCREAMS with his head on FIRE, then STUMBLES backward and falls OFF the ships Boarding Ramp.

Lando quickly goes over to the edge to look.

DROP-SHOT as Tekken’s body PLUMMETS towards the Sulken Dunes. Suddenly a HUGE Slug-like creature BURSTS out of the sand. The Sand Slug’s gaping jaws open and Tekken TUMBLES into its mouth then it sinks back into the sand.

CUT TO:

EXT. FORBIDDEN ZONE. SULKEN DUNES.

As the sun RISES The Falcon heads away into the Clouds.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD.

Nicko and Threepio help the injured Han into a Bunk while Lando goes back to the Cockpit. Han, still dazed, stares at Nicko who he suddenly recognises.

HAN
Nicko, Nicko... is that you??

NICKO
It’s me alright.

HAN
Man, I haven’t seen you since you were knee high, where you been?

NICKO
Nice to see you too!

Han rubs his shoulder as Nicko produces some medical supplies then carefully removes Han’s jacket. He lies down as Nicko bandages up the wound.

HAN
My kids are out there??

NICKO
Yeah we know, don’t worry about it.

HAN
Don’t worry about it? What’s going on??

NICKO
We’ve been tracking these guys since they got here, they won’t get far.

HAN
Y’mean, you knew about this??

Han tries to get up but Nicko stops him.

NICKO
Hey, calm down!! Everything is under control. We’ve been acting on Intel from the Jedi.

HAN
The Jedi! What they got to do with this?

NICK
That old friend of yours, Skywalker, he knew this was gonna happen. Like somehow he knew everything!

HAN
Luke knew about this too??

NICKO
There’s gonna be a rescue mission. We’re just here keeping an eye on things.

HAN (to Himself)
Why?? Why did Luke let this happen?

Han holds his shoulder as he tries to get comfortable.

NICKO
I’m gonna give you a shot for the pain.

Nicko injects something into Han’s shoulder that quickly makes him DROWSY.

NICKO
Whatever happened to that big Wookie pal of yours anyhow?

HAN
Chewie... I don’t know.

NICKO
Didn’t he go find his family or something?

HAN
Yeah... him and Cobar... a few others!

NICKO
They never came back?

HAN
No... never came home... where’s Leia...!

Then Han slowly falls asleep in the Bunk.

NICKO
Keep an eye on him, Threepio. Don’t let him outta your sight.

THREEPIO
Yes of course, Sir.

Nicko leaves the Main Hold for the Cockpit.

EXT. SPACE. KRAVOIGHT SYSTEM.

We PAN LEFT as the Millennium Falcon flies past the moon of Kravoight.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW we see the tiny dot of a ship some way ahead.

SULTRA (O.S.)
There she is, the Raktar Transport.

LANDO
Keep it in range but don’t let them see us.

Nicko enters and takes the seat behind Lando.

LANDO
It’s gotta be out there somewhere.

NICKO
What’s “Gotta be out there”??

SULTRA
A Mandalorian Battle Cruiser!

NICKO
Ermm, you’re not really thinking what I think you’re thinking??

SULTRA
Oh, he’s thinking it alright.

Suddenly there’s a BEEPING sound coming from the Control Panel.

LANDO
Here they come, right on schedule.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. KRAVOIGHT SYSTEM.

WIDE SHOT behind the Falcon as a HUGE ship suddenly FILLS the screen directly ahead. The Mandalorian Battle Cruiser is shaped like a bug with a long snout, a single massive engine surrounded by multiple thrusters at the rear, various weapons and other appendages protruding from underneath.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Lando quickly PUSHES on the controls sending the ship into a STEEP DIVE.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. KRAVOIGHT SYSTEM.

The Falcon disappears BELOW the Battle Cruiser while the Raktar Transport continues towards the ship.

The SNOUT begins to open, splitting apart like a jawbone revealing a Hanger Bay the Transport disappears into.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

SULTRA
You think they saw us?

LANDO
Not a chance.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. KRAVOIGHT SYSTEM.

WIDE SHOT as the Mandalorian Cruiser slowly begins TURNING around.

EXT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER.

The Falcon GLIDES under the Cruiser as the ships Landing Gear LOWERS. Lando FLIPS the Falcon over and lands between several metal appendages facing the forward position.

CLOSE UP as several CLAMPS from the Landing Gear GRAB onto the Hull.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

We hear a soft RUMBLING sound getting louder.

SULTRA
They’re powering up, ready to go hyper.

LANDO
Let’s hope we can hold on this time.

NICKO
What do you mean “this time”??

SULTRA
Believe me, you don’t ever wanna know!

LANDO
Hang on you two we’re going for a ride.

COCKPIT VIEW we see the stars begin to STREAK OUTWARDS.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. KRAVOIGHT SYSTEM.

WIDE SHOT as the Mandalorian Battle Cruiser goes into Hyperspace with the Millennium Falcon in tow.

WIPE TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. MAIN CORRIDOR/BRIDGE ENTRANCE.

Yaeger and Scorn approach the Bridge when, they are suddenly stopped by one of the two Dark Troopers guarding the Entrance.

YAEGER
Is there a problem, Lieutenant?

LIEUTENANT (to Scorn)
Identify yourself!!

SCORN
I am Scorn, Dark Lord of the Sith and leader of this Imperial Renegade. Stand aside!

LIEUTENANT
Scorn... Dark Lord... the Sith...?? This does not compute!

SCORN
Then perhaps I need to clarify.

Scorn raises a hand then slowly TIGHTENS it into a FIST.

CLOSE UP on the Dark Trooper as it starts to WOBBLE then we hear a TEARING sound coming from inside. Its skull slowly CRUSHED inward by an invisible force, the cyborg collapses to the floor.

SCORN
I believe that will be sufficient.

The other Trooper backs away. Scorn steps over the body followed by Yaeger as they enter the Bridge.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE. (CONT.)

A Dark Drone approaches Yaeger and speaks with a HUMAN voice.

DRONE
Admiral, we have just received word that the attack on Kravoight was successful.

YAEGER
Good! Prepare a TIE Fighter escort to welcome our friend’s home.

DRONE
Yes, Admiral.

The Drone quickly leaves the Bridge.

SCORN
You assume far too much, Admiral. Fortunately for you, I will be taking care of everything from here.

YAEGER
As you wish, My Lord.

SCORN
I shall be in my Chamber. You will inform me when they arrive.

CLOSE UP on Yaeger as he watches the Dark Lord leave. (O.S.)

YAEGER (to Himself)
If you only knew what’s coming to you.

WIPE TO:

INT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. OUTER CORRIDOR. (MID-DAY)

Luke wanders along a dimly lit deserted Corridor stopping by 2 windows between the 4th and 5th columns. He touches the wall where his hand goes right through. Luke lights up a wooden flame torch and walks into the wall.

INT. DARK TUNNEL.

Luke appears in a dark narrow Tunnel, a strange WIND blows from behind towards some light at the far end. He continues down the Tunnel until he reaches a door with a tiny window. The door suddenly WHIZZES open before him.

INT. SECRET ROOM.

Luke enters a square room with stone walls and a stack of shelves full of books on one side, the room lit from above by an ambient light source.

On one shelf we see 6 RED BOOKS, Luke picks up one of them then sits in the middle of the room. The Book is like the one he read to the Younglings but with 3 symbols at the bottom. A BLUE SQUARE, RED TRIANGLE and a GREEN CIRCLE!

CLOSE UP as Luke slowly opens the Book, inside we see absolutely NOTHING. He turns another page and then another... but still NOTHING.

We FOCUS on Luke trying to see something, his face STRAINED his body begins to TREMBLE, and then his eyes light up a bright YELLOW.

Suddenly his whole body BURSTS into FLAMES. Luke SCREAMS in PAIN rolling along the floor, he drops the Book and the Torch. Somehow he manages to SCRAMBLE to his feet, STILL BURNING he stumbles out of the Secret Room.

INT. DARK TUNNEL.

Covered in FIRE and SCREAMING he STAGGERS back to the Corridor.

CUT TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. OUTER CORRIDOR.

2 young boys walk along the Corridor. They stop upon hearing distance screams getting CLOSER, staring at the Wall beneath the window.

YOUNG TOWSER
Do you hear that?

YOUNG BLAISE
I hear it, but where’s it coming from?

Suddenly Luke LEAPS out from the wall, still on FIRE, he collapses onto the floor. Then the flames VANISH. Luke quickly comes round completely UNSCATHED to see the 2 boys STARING at him in disbelief.

YOUNG TOWSER
Master Skywalker, are you alright??

Luke quickly gets to his feet and composes himself.

LUKE
Don’t be afraid, it was an illusion. But you 2 must never talk about this, understand!

They look at each other visibly shaken and very confused.

LUKE
Perhaps we should try something else.

Luke touches the 2 boys’ foreheads causing them to become dazed. They start to WOBBLE then DROP to the floor. Luke catches them, puts them over his shoulder as they sleep and heads back down the Corridor.

LUKE (to Himself)
All in a days work for a Jedi.

WIPE TO:

EXT. RAVION 4. UNKNOWN ISLAND. LAVA BEACH. (DAY)

PANNING DOWN from violent thunder clouds we see Leia’s Transport BATTERED by the rising seas on the Lava Beach, black smoke still pouring from the engines, most of the crew now safe on the island.

Barrahan goes down the Escape Ladder followed by Danzon and a Medical Officer in a white coat. They head towards Haigh who’s waiting on the island.

HAIGH
What’s the situation Captain??

BARRAHAN
Confirmed, Sir! We took a hit behind the Main Reactor, all systems are down. Looks like we ain’t going anywhere!

HAIGH
Any sign of the Jedi?

DANZON
Impossible to track anything in this weather, we can’t even raise the support craft!

Haigh then turns his attention to the Chief Medic.

HAIGH
How is the Admiral?

CHIEF MEDIC
She’s comfortable for now, but she will need medical attention when we return home.

DANZON
You mean ‘if’ we ever get back home!

BARRAHAN
He’s right about that. Without her we don’t have a hope of reaching the Jedi.

HAIGH
They’ll find us, Captain. Somehow, they have to find us.

CUT TO:

EXT. RAVION 4. THE OVIAN SEA.

LOW ANGLED SHOT speeding over the RAGING seas of Ravion 4, suddenly the Jedi Cruiser ROARS past from overhead.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. COCKPIT.

2 Jedi Knights fly the ship. Tabanah, a female Dantari, and a human male named Padoche. The ship has 3 more seats just behind. Kyle enters the Cockpit and sits behind Tabanah.

KYLE
How long before we arrive?

TABANAH
We’ll be there in a few minutes.

KYLE
Any sign of the Admiral’s Ship?

PADOCHE
Not yet, Master.

KYLE
Strange, they should be here by now. Keep me informed they could be in trouble.

PADOCHE
Yes, Master Janus!

Kyle then leaves the Cockpit.

CUT TO:

EXT. RAVION 4. TOOWEE POINT.

WIDE SHOT over the largest island on the planet. Toowee Point is nearly 5 miles across, set upon a MASSIVE long dead volcano. The Jedi Cruiser comes into view and lands on a steel Platform constructed over the top.

EXT. TOOWEE POINT. LANDING PLATFORM.

The ships rear Entrance Ramp lowers and several Jedi head for opposite sides of the Landing Site. Kyle emerges from the ship followed by a mid-60’s Jedi Master known as General Sookie. An oriental human male wearing brown robes with long white hair in a pony tail and a goatee beard.

KYLE
Where could they be??

GENERAL SOOKIE
If they are in trouble I don’t sense it.

KYLE
I hope you’re right, General.

Suddenly 2 Jedi Knight’s begin shouting and waving on the other side of the Platform. Kyle and Sookie rush over to investigate.

EXT. LANDING PLATFORM. (VANTAGE POINT)

A female Twi’Lek named Simari hands Kyle a pair of Macro Binoculars while a human male, Limass, points in the indicated direction.

KYLE’S P.O.V. ZOOMING IN on a PLUME of smoke coming from another island just over the horizon.

KYLE (O.S.)
It’s them alright. We better get moving they may not have much time.

WIPE TO:

INT. TANTIVE V. MEDICAL ROOM.

Inside the dark Medical Room Admiral Leia lays on a bed closely monitored by a 2-1B Medical Droid. A single light source shines on her face.

CLOSE UP as her eyes FLICKER open and she turns her head.

LEIA’S P.O.V. staring into the darkness, at first we see nothing. Then a glass case on a marble plinth appears with something inside.

She rises from the sheets, her long hair flowing over a white gown.

MOVING slowly towards the glass case we soon recognise the object inside it... the twisted remains of DARTH VADER’S MASK!

Leia’s goes to touch it but her hand slips right THROUGH, then it disappears.

CLOSE UP on Leia, eyes closed as someone appears behind in a BLUE HAZE.
LEIA
Why are you doing this??

Then we see who it is, the Force Ghost of a young Anakin Skywalker. He looks exactly like we remember him. (ROTS)

ANAKIN
Leia... after all this time, you still don’t trust me!

Then she turns to face him with ANGER in her eyes.

LEIA
What did you expect, you hurt me! You put my friends in grave danger and murdered the only family I ever had!!

ANAKIN
That wasn’t me, Leia, you know that!

LEIA
I don’t know anything anymore.

She turns away from him again.

LEIA
So, why are you here?

ANAKIN
I need your help.

LEIA
You need my help??

ANAKIN
I don’t have very much time. A dark force is rising, more powerful than anything the Jedi have ever faced. They mean to destroy us, my whole family... and I can’t let that happen.

She turns to face him again with a look of anguish.

LEIA
My family... the children!! Why??

ANAKIN
They call them the Wraith. It’s me they want it’s always been me, that’s why I had to go! I’m the only one who can destroy them.

LEIA
Then why don’t you do that one thing??

ANAKIN
It’s not that simple. I can’t do what I must in this form, that’s why I need you.

LEIA
I’m not a Jedi, why don’t you ask Luke??

ANAKIN
Your brother is already on a different path, one that may also help us. A place you both know of The Planet of Light and Dark, I need you to go there to find someone then meet me at the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine.

LEIA
Except no one knows where this planet is... not even you!

ANAKIN
The Jedi will be with you shortly, they will know how to find it.

LEIA
Luke’s not coming, is he?

The look on Anakin’s face is enough to confirm Leia’s suspicions.

LEIA
So who am I supposed to find exactly?

ANAKIN
There is ‘another’ Skywalker.

LEIA
(curiously)
Luke’s child... He doesn’t know??

ANAKIN
Apparently not! This person has been hidden for a very long time, but you will know when you find them.

Again Leia turns away from Anakin.

LEIA
Somehow I find that hard to believe.

ANAKIN (O.S.)
I wouldn’t ask if it wasn’t so important.

LEIA
What’s so important?

We CLOSE UP on Anakin as he chooses his next words VERY carefully.

ANAKIN
Whoever this is holds the key to change a lot of things, a ‘second chance’ you might say... the power to bring me back again.

Leia SLOWLY turns to face him, now she is very emotional.

LEIA
You can... come back??

ANAKIN
Yes, I can, but only if you succeed. Then we can end the Dark Side, together as a family, as it was meant to be.

LEIA
Am I really so powerful enough to do this?

ANAKIN
More powerful than you know, Leia! The Force is strong in my family. Help me be with you one more time, as I really am. Believe me, I need this more than you know.

Suddenly she can’t hide her true emotions any longer.

LEIA
(tearfully)
And what about what I needed?? All the times I yearned for a father I knew was out there but never came home??

ANAKIN
I’m sorry.

LEIA
Just tell me one thing. Is it really possible we can be together, after all this time??

ANAKIN
Yes, it is. The Force wills it... and I won’t leave you alone again.

LEIA
(smiles)
You promise?

ANAKIN
(smiles)
I promise, but I have to go now. Do this, not just for me Leia, an entire galaxy depends on you now. May the Force be with you!

We FOCUS on Anakin as he slowly fades from sight. THEN on Leia as she stands still then lowers her head.

Suddenly the room begins SHAKING almost knocking Leia off her feet.

CUT TO:

EXT. RAVION 4. UNKNOWN ISLAND. LAVA BEACH.

A HUGE Octopus-like creature appears from behind Leia’s ship, long tentacles reaching outward, its head protected by a THICK shell with large black eyes. The creature known as The Boriah Monster let’s out an ear-piercing SCREAM!

Most of the Tantive Crew are on the Island as the Boriah SLAMS a tentacle down nearby. The ships Armed Crew pushes forward Weapons FIRING at the creature.

Then we hear a loud BOOM as Leia’s own Personal Guards FLY over the hill, 12 Republic Commandos with Jet Packs wearing chrome body armour and carrying more powerful weapons.

HAIGH (to Guards)
Shoot it!! Kill it!! Don’t let that creature take the ship or we’ll lose the Admiral.

The Guards ZOOM in shooting at the Boriah as the creature wraps all 10 of its tentacles around the ship and begins PULLING it into the sea. Then we hear the ROAR of engines and everyone turns to look.

WIDE SHOT as the Jedi Cruiser appears over The Volcano. The rear Entrance Ramp opens and 6 Jedi Knight’s JUMP down from the Cruiser, 2 of them landing on top of Leia’s Ship and another 2 on either side.

On top of the ship Kyle and Sookie draw their weapons. The Generals Lightsaber is GREEN the other weapons all BLUE. The Creature STRIKES another tentacle on the Ship, Kyle and Sookie move away equally fast then SLASH their Lightsabers down on the Boriah.

We see the Chief Medic running BACK towards the ship and the Escape Ladder.

KYLE'S P.O.V. the Chief Medic SLIPS on the Lava Beach and is quickly SCOOPED up by the lurking Boriah. The creature stares at him in its tentacles then TOSSES the Medic out to sea.

Kyle looks at Sookie a little bemused.

KYLE
Can’t be so hungry after all!

SOOKIE
Oh, it’s hungry alright.

KYLE
What do you mean?

SOOKIE
You’ve never heard of the Boriah Monster?

KYLE
Can’t say I have.

SOOKIE
Its claim to fame is they eat metal.

The Creature SWINGS another tentacle at the Jedi, they LEAP off the Ship just in time then head back towards the Tantive crew on the Island. Leia’s Personal Guards also come in to land to join them.

KYLE (to Haigh)
Where’s the Admiral??

HAIGH
She’s still on the ship in Medical!

SOOKIE
We must get her out of there before more of these creatures arrive.

A female Togruta named Greta comes rushing up to Sookie.

GRETA
General, I think they’re coming.

They all look in the indicated direction.

THEIR P.O.V. we see DOZENS of HUMPED creatures heading towards the Island.

SOOKIE
They just want the ship. There’s only one way to save her now.

CUT TO:

EXT. RAVION 4. THE OVIAN SEA.

We TRACK behind the herd of Boriah as they get closer to the Island, the creatures mostly hidden beneath the waves.

EXT. UNKNOWN ISLAND. LAVA BEACH.

PANNING RIGHT across each of the Jedi Knights stood in line close to the ship: Kyle Janus, General Sookie then Master’s Greta, Samara and finally Saffron and Vanour both human males.

The Jedi raise their RIGHT hand, using the Force to free the ship from the creatures grasp, but it slowly SLIPS away as the Boriah holds on tight.

KYLE
This thing is too strong!!

SOOKIE
Concentrate, Master Janus.

The Jedi Cruiser reappears to join the fight. All weapons bearing down on The Boriah, but STILL the creature won’t let go. Finally the other Boriah reach the shore forcing everyone, including the Jedi and Leia’s Guards, to back away onto the island.

ANGLED SHOT as the Tantive V slowly disappears into the sea, along with The Boriah and their prize.

Haigh RACES out to the shore alone SCREAMING and SHOUTING at the Boriah, still FIRING is weapon in anger.

The Jedi lower their hands. For a moment there is complete silence.

KYLE
We’ve lost her, I can’t believe it!

ZEFFON
We were not strong enough.

GRETA
I thought the Jedi could never lose.

VANOUR
But we did. I don’t understand it?

SAMARI
Wait till Master Skywalker hears about this.

SOOKIE
Failure is part of life. You still have much to learn about the Force... all of you!

CLOSE UP on Haigh stood alone on the shore, frustrated he tosses his weapon away and stares out to sea again. Then SOMETHING catches his eye on the rocks.

HAIGH (to Himself)
(surprised)
Admiral Organa...!!

He starts walking towards something among the rocks picking up pace.

HIGH’S P.O.V. now RUNNING across the shore towards someone dressed in white lying face-up in the sea.

Haigh eventually reaches the body then we see who it is... it’s LEIA! She’s still alive but unconscious. He picks her up in his arms then SHOUTS towards the others far away.

HAIGH
I’ve found her, I’ve found her!!

WIDE SHOT across the Lava Beach as everyone RUSHES towards Haigh. He carries Leia over to the safety of the Shore as everyone gathers round.

KYLE
How did she get off the ship?

HAIGH
Who cares how she got out, all that matters is she’s alive! And we’re going home.

The Jedi Cruiser comes in to land and Haigh carries Leia onto the Ship, then everyone gets on board and the Cruiser takes off again.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. THE LOUNGE.

The ships Lounge Area is a full of curves and neutral colours, the cabin with soft lighting from above, 2 round tables at each end connected to a long couch moulded to the sides, in the centre stands a large circular Control Console.

Most of the occupants head for another room as Haigh carefully places Leia on a couch, still DAZED she then starts to come round.

LEIA
Where am I... my ship??

HAIGH
Rest easy Admiral, you’re safe now.

SOOKIE
I’m afraid your Personal Transport was lost, Ma’am. You’re on board the Excelsior.

HAIGH
We’re on our way home.

LEIA
No! No, we can’t go back!!

She tries to get up when they are interrupted by a BEEPING sound from the Console. Sookie and Haigh go over to investigate.

SOOKIE
We’re picking up a signal from Curoscant?

HAIGH
Looks like a Galaxy-Wide Transmission, must be something important.

Then Leia appears at the console.

LEIA (to Sookie)
I really need to answer that.

SOOKIE
Yes, of course.

Sookie activates a hologram that projects onto a round table over the Console.
They all gather round the Console to see Senator Madine patiently waiting.

MADINE
Admiral!! Thank goodness you’re safe. We’ve been trying to reach you for some time. Your ship’s tracking sensor has gone offline-

LEIA
Unfortunately, my ship has been destroyed!

MADINE
Oh... I see. I also see you made contact with the Jedi. The Chancellor will be pleased.

LEIA
You have something for me, Senator?

MADINE
Yes Admiral. As you’re aware, the Senate has been presiding over the Treaty of the Whills. It has been decided the Alliance will not be aiding the Imperial Hierarchy in there quest to stop Admiral Yaeger.

LEIA
Do we know how they intend to find him?

MADINE
It appears their Command Ships had all been fitted with some kind of ‘Navigation Device’ allowing the Hierarchy to travel the Unknown Regions virtually undetected.

LEIA
Then, as we’ve long suspected, the Empire had also been out there for a long time!

MADINE
There can be no doubt about it now.

HAIGH
What about this ‘planet' they plan to attack?

MADINE
We still don’t know where it is. However, we
do know the Imperial Hierarchy is planning a large scale assault at 02:00 hours.

LEIA
Thank you, Senator. I will return home soon, but I have a private matter to attend to with the Jedi first.

Leia starts to turn away... WHEN!

MADINE
(quickly)
There’s something else!

She turns to face Madine again feeling very uneasy.

LEIA
Something else?

MADINE
(carefully)
You may want to sit down, Admiral. I’m afraid it’s not good news.

LEIA
Tell me Senator, please.

MADINE
As I said, I’ve been trying to reach you. We received a report from the Command Station on Kravoight a few hours ago. The Solo Homestead
has been attacked by an unknown enemy.

CLOSE UP on Leia slowly walking away, she sits down in TOTAL shock.

MADINE (O.S. CONT.)
According to the report a woman named Demitri Dell, a servant of the Homestead, was found dead at the scene. Unfortunately the rest of your family are still missing.

LEIA
My children. They’ve been taken!

MADINE
Let’s not speculate Admiral. We can’t be sure of anything yet.

LEIA
I know. I can feel it.

HAIGH
If Admiral Organa is right, the Republic must make finding the Solo’s their top priority!

MADINE
The Republic will do everything possible to get to the bottom of this incident. You have my word on that.

HAIGH
We’ll get back to you, Senator.

Madine nods then the Hologram fades and everyone turns to face Leia.

SOOKIE
Admiral, do you have ‘any’ idea at all where your family might be?

LEIA
There was a Tracker on the ship linked to my droid meant to keep watch over the children. Just before I got off the ship I noticed the tracking signal had vanished.

BARRAHAN
Vanished?? How could that happen?

LEIA
I was hoping someone may be able to tell me!

We CLOSE UP on EVERYONE as they all look at each other puzzled.

Then Leia rises and turns to face Kyle.

LEIA
How about you, Master Janus? Might you know something that may help us?

KYLE
Me??

She turns back towards the others.

LEIA
The only way the signal could’ve gone is if the Droid left the galaxy, which we know is impossible, or it went somewhere else...
(stares at Kyle)
...some place Luke knows rather well?

CLOSE UP on Kyle clearly uneasy but still silent.

SOOKIE (O.S.)
Your thoughts betray you, Kyle Janus.

BARRAHAN
Boy, if you know something then you’d better speak up!

KYLE
Look, I had nothing to do with this...!!

LEIA
Of course you didn’t, I know that.

KYLE
You do??

LEIA
My brother can be very persuasive. Don’t get me wrong he means well, but sometimes he can be a little too reckless.

KYLE
There’s another Tracker... on the Droid.

HAIGH
What kind of Tracker?

SOOKIE
I believe he refers to a ‘Silo Patch’. It’s a device we rarely use but is especially useful in the Unknown Regions.

LEIA
Where Luke also believed the Planet of Light and Dark is. I should’ve known.

SOOKIE
I’ve read about this place. It is steeped in Jedi Folklore, but many still doubt even its existence let alone ever finding it.

BARRAHAN (to Leia)
You’re not suggesting we go there??

LEIA
Indeed I am, Captain.

BARRAHAN
But how would we ever get back??

SOOKIE
We will be able to return home. I can assure you of that, Captain.
(to Kyle)
I trust you know the Silo’s frequency?

Kyle simply nods once.

LEIA
So how do we proceed, General?

SOOKIE
Our first task is to jump to The Borders, I suggest the Regatta System, by far the most accessible route into the Unknown Regions.

LEIA
The Hierarchy still controls that Sector so we’ll have to keep our distance?

SOOKIE
I agree. Then, once we know the location, we must set a course to the planet with a series of smaller jumps between the known systems.

BARRAHAN
What “known systems”??

SOOKIE
The Ancient’s have been charting the Unknown Regions since records began, my friend. This map is stored in the Jedi Archives and should help us find what we are looking for.

There’s another pause as Haigh walks away, everyone facing him intently.

HAIGH
I don’t know about this!! We’re still flying blind here, we could be walking into a trap??

LEIA
You may be right, Commander. But I can’t just sit here and the Alliance is not coming. I’ll go alone if I have to.

SOOKIE
That won’t be necessary Admiral. The Jedi are always with you. I shall endeavour to explain everything as we go of course.

LEIA
Thank you, General. What about you Commander, can I count on my 1st Officer one more time?

We CLOSE UP on Haigh as he ponders the situation then he turns to face them.

HAIGH
Alright, we’re going in!

Sookie walks away from the others and produces his COM Link.

SOOKIE (into COM)
Set course for the Regatta System.

TABANAH (V.O. Speaker)
Course already laid in, General.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. RAVION SYSTEM

The Jedi Cruiser begins heading away the Ravion System, it’s joined by the T-Wing support then all 6 craft SHOOT off into Hyperspace.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HYPERSPACE.

LOW ANGLED SHOT on the Mandalorian Cruiser as it SPEEDS through Hyperspace. We slowly ZOOM IN on the Millennium Falcon still attached underneath.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD.

Han Solo lies sleeping on a Bunk while Threepio sits on the Couch over by the Dejarik table. Suddenly we hear a loud HISSING sound.

Threepio goes to wake Han as plumes of white steam begin RISING up through the floor filling the Hold.

THREEPIO
(urgently)
Captain Solo, Captain Solo, wake up!!

HAN
Hey, what’s going on??

THREEPIO
I think we’re on fire, Captain!!

Han gets out of the Bunk, puts on his jacket then removes the floor cover where steam is POURING from.

HAN
Hand me those Servo Wrenches!

Threepio grabs a toolbox from the table and gives it to Han. He picks up a face mask and climbs down into the Pit. We briefly hear him CURSING then the steam starts to evaporate.

THREEPIO
Oh, thank goodness you fixed it!

HAN (O.S.)
I didn’t fix anything, Threepio.

Han climbs out of the pit and makes his way to the Cockpit.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

A low BEEPING sound goes off in the Cockpit.

LANDO
Looks like we’re coming in to land!

NICKO
About time too! We gotta be on the other side of the galaxy by now.

Han enters the Cockpit and sees the Falcon attached to another ship.

HAN
What are you doing Lando??

SULTRA
Trying to get your kids back that’s what.

HAN (to Lando)
Come on, you know the Falcon ain’t made for Hyperspace Tagging!

LANDO
I made a couple of modifications since then, old Buddy.

HAN
Really! Well, now we got another problem.

Suddenly we hear a LOUD RUMBLING sound.

LANDO
Here we go, hold on!

COCKPIT VIEW as the stars STREAK INWARDS the ship stops. Looking on (INVERTED) we see a green Planet partly obscured by HUNDREDS of star ships of many types, plus DOZENS of familiar Star Fighters passing between them.

NICKO (O.S.)
Are those TIE Fighters out there?

HAN (O.S.)
Sure looks like it, kid.

SULTRA
Where exactly are we, Lando??

Lando checks the Monitors but nothing works.

LANDO
I’m not sure. All the scopes are dead.

SULTRA
That doesn’t make sense!

LANDO
See for yourself girl, we got nothing.

Then Han stares over at the scopes.

HAN
Readings like that, there’s only one place we could be. The Unknown Regions!

SULTRA
(shakes head)
Ain’t no ship in the galaxy able to navigate that area of space.

HAN
You got another explanation??

NICKO
Well, I know one thing. Those tugs out there are Teill Freighters.

COCKPIT VIEW we see a line of TANKERS held together by long thick chains.

NICKO (O.S. CONT.)
They were handed over to the Insurgents when The Legion’s went to join them.

SULTRA
(stunned)
This is the Insurgents Fleet? But it’s huge!

LANDO
Hey, did somebody mention a ‘problem’ here??

HAN
We got a hydro leak in the Landing Gear.

NICKO
That’s serious, right?

HAN
Let’s just say if we don’t get off this boat, we’re gonna fall off for everyone to see.

COCKPIT VIEW up towards the lush green world above.

LANDO (O.S.)
That’s a real big world out there, plenty of places to hide.
(looks at others)
I say we get down there while we still can?

HAN
So long as I get my kids back, anything you say, Lando.

NICKO
I’ll second that.

SULTRA
Sounds good to me!

LANDO (to Sultra & Nicko)
Ok, you 2 man the guns. Me and Han will take care of all the flying.

Nicko and Sultra exit the Cockpit and Han slips into Sultra’s seat.

HAN
Just like old times.

LANDO
Wouldn’t miss it!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. UPPER GUN/LOWER GUN

Sultra climbs into the Upper Turret. Nicko climbs into the Lower Turret.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT

Threepio appears in the Cockpit clearly concerned.

THREEPIO
Captain Solo, Captain Solo!!

HAN
What is it now, Threepio?

THREEPIO
I’m afraid I’ve lost the Locator’s signal!

HAN
My kids... they’re gone!!

LANDO
We’ll get them back somehow.

HAN
I’m not leaving without them, Lando!

LANDO
I know, old Buddy. But we can’t do anything about that right now... ok?

HAN
Yeah, I guess you’re right.

Threepio straps himself into the seat behind Han.

LANDO
Ready to hit the manual release on my mark.
(pauses)
Ok, punch it!!

CUT TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. CRUISER HULL/LOW ORBIT.

The Falcon suddenly PLUMMETS DOWN off the Cruiser towards the planet, the ship is quickly spotted by 4 TIE Razors that immediately give chase.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

The Falcon is ROCKED heavily by a sudden impact.

HAN
They spotted us already!!

LANDO
Time to put those flying skills on the line again, old Buddy!

HAN
Been a long time...

The ship is ROCKED again.

HAN (CONT.)
...maybe a little too long!!

CUT TO:

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. BRIDGE.

The Bridge of the Battle Cruiser is a battered war room made up of 3 levels curved around a MASSIVE window, the controls scattered across the lower deck.

Suddenly a BUZZER sounds off on a Monitor and Torak goes to investigate.

TORAK
Looks like we’ve had company!

FETT
What kind of ‘company’?

TORAK
A YT-1300 freighter tagged to the base.

FETT
Han Solo’s ship!

TORAK
Well, if it was him he ain’t gonna be around for much longer.

FETT
Don’t count on it, Sergeant. Solo’s here to get his kids back any way he can.

CUT TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. THE CLOUDS/JUNGLE WORLD. (DAY)

The Falcon RACES through the clouds, the TIE Razors behind FIRING Green Laser Bolts all over the fleeing ship.

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon emerges from the clouds CLOSE to the Jungle World then SKIMS over the Treetops.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. UPPER TURRET.

Sultra fires WILDLY at the pursuers struggling to get a LOCK.

SULTRA
I can’t lock on, we need some cover!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. LOWER TURRET.

NICKO (to Himself)
I was about to say that.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Lando stares at his Control Panel as it returns to normal.

LANDO
That’s odd! The scopes are back online.

HAN
Somebody up there likes us.

LANDO
Ok, we’re going down!

COCKPIT VIEW the ship suddenly DIVES into the trees, thick branches SNAPPING against the hull as it goes deeper into the Jungle.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE TREES.

ANGLED SHOT as The Falcon continues down into the darkness, CRASHING against branches gradually becoming thicker.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW as the ship PLUNGES through ever thicker branches ahead.

THREEPIO (O.S.)
Oh no, watch the trees, watch the trees??

LANDO
I ‘am’ watching the trees!

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE TREES.

ANGLED SHOT as The Falcon PLUNGES through even thicker branches, THEN on the TIE Razors continuing the pursuit.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

The Cockpit is BUFFETED as Lando STRUGGLES to control the ship.

HAN
They’re gaining on us.

LANDO
You think I don’t know that!!

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

The Falcon emerges from the branches and turns into a dense woodland of HUGE Tree Trunks some over 100 meters in diameter.

INT/EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. UPPER TURRET.

SULTRA
These things sure move fast.

CLOSE UP on the Targeting Device as 4 BLIPS dance across the screen. Then one of them drops into the LOCK.

Sultra quickly FIRES and the Fighter EXPLODES.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon SWINGS in and out of the tree trunks followed by the 3 remaining Fighters, suddenly they SPLIT UP and vanish.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. LOWER TURRET.

Nicko stares at his Targeting Device in disbelief.

NICKO
Hey, where did they go??

SULTRA (O.S.)
Keep looking, they’re out there!

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

The Falcon TURNS around a large tree trunk heading for a lighter area of the Jungle. Suddenly 2 Fighters appear in front of the ship FIRING rapidly.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW the ship is ROCKED by another blast. Lando quickly sends the Falcon into another STEEP DIVE.

INT/EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. LOWER TURRET.

Nicko spots a third ship coming in from the side and takes aim.

CLOSE UP on the Target Device as the ship drops into the LOCK.

He FIRES, sending the Fighter down into the tress in a ball of flames.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

HAN
2 down, 2 to go!

LANDO
Oh yeah, just watch this.

Lando PULLS a leaver on the Controls.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

The Falcon PULLS OUT of the dive forcing the 2 Fighters behind to COLLIDE, one CRASHING into a tree the other SPINNING down into the Jungle.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. UPPER GUN/LOWER GUN

Nicko and Sultra vacate the Gun Turrets and head back to the Cockpit.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

HAN
This ‘hunk of junk’ never ceases to amaze me.

LANDO
Careful Han, she’s sensitive y’know!

Nicko and Sultra enter the Cockpit and take a back seat.

HAN
Now let’s go find some place to hide.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

WIDE SHOT as The Falcon continues into the depths of the Jungle World.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

The Dreadnaught drifts over the Ice World on the Dark Side of the planet.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. SCORN’S CHAMBER

WIDE SHOT as Yaeger enters the Chamber of Darth Scorn, a dimly lit circular room with a panoramic view of Hudinez on the far side. Scorn sits in a black chair staring into space as Yaeger walks towards him.

SCORN
Admiral Yaeger... I sense great fear in you, are you really so anxious to destroy me?

YAEGER
My Master placed you in Command, and I shall obey by his command.

Scorn turns in his chair to face the Admiral.

SCORN
Yes, I am in command and you will obey, yet perhaps you would consider this. We are both expendable here, but if we work together we may yet gain an advantage?

YAEGER
You sent for me, my Lord!

SCORN
Yes, I believe our Mandalorian friends have already arrived.

YAEGER
I wasn’t notified!

SCORN
The Force is a great source of strength and wisdom you sorely lack, my friend.

YAEGER
And did it tell you anything else?

SCORN
Indeed it did, Admiral. There are others with them, I must know who they are!

YAEGER
Might I make a suggestion?

SCORN
Please do.

YAEGER
We could end this right now and destroy the ship when it’s in range. Then Skywalker will come to us, and we both know why.

SCORN
Admiral Yaeger, you disappoint me! Surely by now you must know the Force is at work here? I assure you the Whills will never stop until this has ended... and neither will I!

Scorn turns away in his chair staring back outside.

SCORN
You may go, Admiral.

Yaeger turns to leave... then he suddenly STOPS.

YAEGER
(not looking)
Perhaps you might also consider this. You may be all powerful, but you are ‘not’ one of us. When this is over my Master will choose, then you will answer to me!

Yaeger leaves the room. (O.S.) As the door closes Scorn sits back in his chair seemingly in deep thought.

CUT TO:

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

Fett stands in the Bay where the Raktar Transport is guarded by 2 Warriors. Torak appears beside him as the Transports Boarding Ramp is lowered.

TORAK
We’re being hailed by the Renegade Ship!

FETT
No response, Sergeant! Yaeger can wait until we’re in range.

TORAK
What about the Transport?

FETT
I’ll take care of the ship. Secure the cargo in the Holding Area until we dock!

They watch as a Tubular Container is brought out from the Transport by several Warriors. Torak makes a signal and they follow him out of the Hanger.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. MAIN CORRIDOR.

ANGLED SHOT as the Warriors enter the Corridor with the Container floating between them, then 2 Warriors trailing behind QUIETLY slip into an alcove unnoticed and wait until the coast is clear.

We CLOSE UP on the 2 Warriors looking around intently.

PAIGE (male voice)
Get into the Airshaft!

CAIN
What Airshaft, where??

She points to a Grated Hatch in the floor. He pulls the Hatch open and climbs down into the Shaft then Paige follows, pulling the Hatch back into place.

INT. MAIN AIRSHAFT.

They remove their helmets and take a deep breath.

CAIN
Hot as Hell in this helmet.

PAIGE
They’re taking them to the Holding Area. This Shaft leads right underneath. Let’s go!

They put their helmets back on and continue down the Airshaft.

WIPE TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS. (DAY)

The Millennium Falcon continues through the maze of trees in the darkness.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

SULTRA
We can’t keep wandering around like this.

Lando
Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea!

HAN
I had a thought about that-

NICKO
Hey, what’s that??

Nicko points towards something on the Port side of the ship.

COCKPIT VIEW we see the SHIMMERING of metal in the distance.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

WIDE SHOT as the Falcon heads towards the HUGE chunk of twisted metal finely balanced upon dozens of tightly formed tree trunks, barely recognisable but clearly a vessel of some kind.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

They all stare at the damaged ship equally bemused.

LANDO
Is that what I think it is?

HAN
Yeah, but what’s it doing out here?

NICKO
Ermm... I don’t know what it is??

THREEPIO
It looks like a Hutt Cartel Ship.

SULTRA
Or at least what’s left of it.

Lando looks down at his Scope.

LANDO
I’m not picking up any life readings.

NICKO
There’s gotta be somebody on board... right?

LANDO
Only one way to find out!

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK.

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon SWOOPS in low over the Wreck then circles around just over the top.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Lando continues staring at his Scope.

LANDO
Still nothing! I’m taking her under the ship.

SULTRA
Oh, I don’t know about that.

HAN (to Sultra)
For once, I think you’re right.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

Lando steers the ship towards the tree stumps supporting the wreck.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW approaching a narrow gap in the trees.

HAN (O.S.)
I hate to break it to you, but we ain’t ever getting through there, Lando.

LANDO
You ain’t seen nothing yet, old Buddy.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK. (UNDERSIDE)

Lando activates the Falcons Rotation Mode. The ship turns on its side again, slips through a gap between the tree stumps then levels off.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

HAN
Alright I’m impressed, Lando. Just remember, I thought of it first...
(shrugs)
...I never got around to it that’s all.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK.

Lights come on from the Falcon, peering through near darkness as it continues on beneath The Wreck.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

LANDO
(pointing)
Right there, under that Docking Port.

HAN
I see it, I see it!

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK/LANDING STUMP.

WIDE SHOT as the Falcon comes into land on an almost perfectly flat STUMP. Flickering lights shine down from a Docking Bay 100 meters above.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Lando enters the Cockpit with 3 Grappling Guns. He gives one to Han and Nicko keeping the last one himself. Han observes the Grappler curiously which also doubles as a Blaster.

HAN
Where did you get these?

LANDO
It’s best if you don’t know.
(to Sultra)
We shouldn’t be long. Check out the Landing Gear and see what’s up.

SULTRA
Leave it to me.

THREEPIO (to Lando)
Excuse me, Sir, but what should I do while you’re away?

Lando puts a reassuring hand on Threepio’s shoulder.

LANDO
Do what you do best Threepio. Guard the ship.

THREEPIO
Oh, I knew you were going to say that.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. LANDING STUMP. THE WRECK.

The Falcons Boarding Ramp lowers, Han and Nicko make there way onto the Tree Stump. They stand clear from the Falcon then FIRE their Grappling Guns up to the Docking Bay.

The Hooks SHOOT up into the Bay and LOCK onto something. (O.S.) Then they are HOISTED up into the Cartel Ship high above where they disappear from view.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

SULTRA
I’m gonna go grab some tools. Let me know if you see anything, ok?

THREEPIO
Yes, of course. I do hope nobody’s home.

SULTRA
Me too, Threepio!

CUT TO:

INT. HUTT CARTEL SHIP. DOCKING BAY.

We PAN across the dark interior the walls twisted and dank, lights FLICKER on the ceiling. Then we see strange large round holes scattered around the Bay.

Han SWINGS onto a long ledge then releases the Hook, the others follow suit. Then he suddenly STOPS and starts SNIFFING the air curiously.

HAN
You smell that?

LANDO
Last time I smelt anything like that was at The Pit of Carkoon.

Then they hear a strange CACKLING noise!

NICKO
What the heck was that??

CLOSE UP on Nicko as thick GREEN SLIME appears in front of him. He and the others turn to look up at the ceiling.

THEIR P.O.V. we see 3 large creatures like Armoured centipedes, with Pincers SNAPPING around long feelers, the Tree Worms SLITHER on the ceiling CACKLING and HISSING then drop down to the deck.

One of the Creatures GRABS Lando in its pincers and LIFTS him high in the air. He SCREAMS in PAIN as Han and Nicko FIRE at the Tree Worms, its pincers HOLD firm onto Lando while easily DODGING every shot with instant reflexes.

WIDE SHOT as a Pressure Door RUMBLES open behind Han. The Bay fills with SMOKE from the Entrance followed by long SHOOTING FLAMES. Several humanoids in rusty battle amour rush in FIRING Flame Throwers at the Tree Worms.

The creatures quickly retreat into a large hole on the deck, the one holding Lando then releases him. Nicko quickly goes over towards his wounded father.

We PAN TOWARDS the Entrance as the smoke begins to clear, revealing a LARGE dark green and very slimy SLUG with a thick beard and long tatty hair... the creature is the vicious Crime Lord, ZORBA the HUTT!

CLOSE UP on Han looking back at the Hutt he clearly recognises.

HAN
Did this galaxy just get smaller or what??

NICKO (O.S.)
You know this... thing!!

HAN
Yeah, I know him alright. Zorba the Hutt!

ZORBA (ALL in Huttese)
Han Solo, at last we meet again. But where is your beautiful wife who killed my Son?

HAN
None of your business, that’s where!

ZORBA
Oh, but it is! Why I had such grand plans for her, but you will do for now!

HAN
This is not what you think, Zorba.

ZORBA
What I’m thinking is revenge, my son’s death will not be in vain after all.

HAN
Your Son would’ve been rewarded! Jabba chose to go up against a Jedi and he lost.

ZORBA
No, I don’t think so.
(to Guards)
Take them away!!

Several Gamorrean Guards appear in battle armour without their helmets. They remove Han and the others from the Bay, Lando lifted more carefully between 2 Guards while Han is DRAGGED away SHOUTING.

HAN (O.S. Echoes))
You’re making a big mistake!! The Republic won’t stand for this!! They’re more powerful than you realise!!

CLOSE UP on Zorba grinning as Han’s voice fades in the distance.

WIPE TO:

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. HOLDING AREA/CELL ROOM.

Fett approaches a large door, he taps on a keypad and it opens. Inside the dimly lit Cell is the Tubular Container. He presses a switch on the side and it HISSES open. Inside we see Jaike and Jenna still huddled together.

Fett clutches Jenna’s necklace and SNAPS it off. He turns away from the children to observe the necklace closely.

FETT
I’ve been waiting a long time for this, Solo. And you won’t need this Locator anymore!

Fett drops the necklace on the floor then CRUSHES it with his foot.

CLOSE UP on the Twins as they wake up. Jenna rises quietly still unnoticed by Fett. Then Jaike sits up STARTLED by the Bounty Hunter’s presence.

JAIKE
Who the heck are you??

Fett SPINS around to see the Twins staring at him.

FETT
Who am I? Why, I am your new protector.

JAIKE
Where are we?

FETT
You’re many questions will be answered soon.

JENNA
You are not our protector, you kidnapped us! Where are you taking us??

FETT
You are mistaken. Your father and I were once ‘associates’. He trusts me, why can’t you?

JENNA
You lie... you will release us!

FETT
I’m afraid I can’t do that.

JENNA
(staring)
You can and you will!

CLOSE UP on Jenna as she raises a hand then we hear the RUMBLING of the Force.

Fett suddenly reaches for his THROAT as he’s LIFTED off the floor.

JAIKE
Jenna, what are you doing??

Fett DANGLES a few feet in the air CHOKING then FLOATS towards the far Cell wall where his helmet starts to come OFF. He STRUGGLES to keep it on as the Force RUMBLING gets LOUDER.

CLOSE UP on Fett’s damaged head, one side of his jaw partly covered by a metal plate screwed to his skull.

JAIKE
Jenna don’t... please stop!!

Jenna releases Fett and he COLLAPSES to the floor his helmet still on.

JAIKE
Is he dead?

JENNA
No, I don’t think so.

JAIKE
Good. Let’s get out of here!

They jump down from the Container then walk towards the open Cell Door. Jenna sees her broken necklace, picks it up and puts it in her pocket.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. HOLDING AREA.

They peer outside but nothing appears to challenge them, and slowly walk into the Holding area with several sealed doors.

JAIKE
Oh no! There’s no way out.

JENNA
And he’s going to wake up soon.

They look around worriedly... THEN!

CAIN (O.S.)
Anyone need a ride home??

TWINS P.O.V. looking DOWN into a grated Hatch in the floor we see Cain and Paige looking up at them.

TWINS
Cain!!

CAIN
Hey, not so much noise!

PAIGE
Hi kids, I’m Paige. We’re here to rescue you.

CAIN (to Paige)
Help me get this thing off!

INT. HOLDING AREA/AIRSHAFT.

They toss their helmets aside and push the Hatch up then slide it aside. The Twins climb down into the Shaft and the Hatch is slid back into place.

JAIKE
How the heck did you find us?

CAIN
You watch your language!

PAIGE
We’re not out of the woods yet. Follow me!

Leaving their Helmets behind Paige leads Cain and the Twins back down the Airshaft where they came from.

WIPE TO:

INT. HUDINEZ. HUTT CARTEL SHIP. TORTURE CHAMBER.

The Hutts Torture Chamber is a stuffy room of steaming pipes, the walls full of grime that drips down to the floor. Han Solo is wrapped up in thick chains DANGLING above a rotating cylindrical device known as THE PIT.

Zorba the Hutt watches eagerly with others. Gardulla is the female of this Clan, Mazza a Hutt scientist who wears a glass eye, Kayma a grotesque Hutt inventor operates The Pit and Rotta is Son of the late Jabba the Hutt.

ZORBA (ALL in Huttese)
Soon you will know the pain of my son then a thousand times more!

ROTTA
My Father was the greatest, greater than you will ever be, Solo!

GARDULLA
One day we will have your Wife!! Through her death The Great Jabba will be immortalized.

SOLO
Somehow I get the feeling you’re all gonna be very disappointed.

ZORBA
Lower him into The Pit!!

Han slowly goes down into The Pit as the Hutts watch look on with GLEE. Then the device begins ELECTROCUTING him over and over, sparks flying all over the place as Han SCREAMS in agony.

We PULL BACK into a nearby Corridor as his SCREAMS echo all around.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. LANDING STUMP.

Sultra is crouched by one of the Falcons Landing Struts doing repairs when she HEARS something dropping down nearby. She quickly hides behind the Strut and watches quietly.

SULTRA’S P.O.V. 2 Gamorrean Guards drop down on a rope down onto the stump.

They hop off and make their way to the Falcons still open Boarding Ramp and cautiously enter the ship.

Sultra gets up quietly to follow them.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD.

Threepio is sat quietly by the Dejarik Table when one of the Guards enters.

THREEPIO
Oh my, where did you come from!

The Gamorrean Guard GRUNTS at Threepio pointing his weapon.

THREEPIO
Yes alright, I’ll come quietly.
(pauses)
But first, perhaps I can interest you in a game of Dejarik?

The Guard stops for a moment then sits down by the table. Threepio activates the machine where holographic monsters are generated down onto the table.

THREEPIO
It’s your move first I believe.

The Guard goes to make his move when suddenly we here a THUDDING noise!

THREEPIO
What was that??

The Guard quickly gets up to investigate. Threepio deactivates the game then gets up to follow the Guard.

CUT TO

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN CORRIDOR.

Slowly MOVING towards the Cockpit we see the other Guard lying on the floor, his body cleanly SLICED in half with no blood.

Then Sultra appears from the Cockpit Entrance with a new WEAPON, a Lightsaber hilt that has a long flexible ORANGE blade. She LASHES out with her LIGHT WHIP and the Guard backs away.

Threepio enters the Corridor surprised by what he sees.

THREEPIO
Miss Kaan, what are you doing??

SULTRA
Someone has to save our skins!

The Guard goes to charge her, Sultra CRACKS the whip at him and he backs off.
She then CRACKS the Whip at the Guards weapon and the blade SLICES it in half. The Guard turns to run when the blade SNAPS around his neck.

Sultra GRINS as she then YANKS the Whip towards her. Threepio covers his eyes as the Guards head THUDS on the floor. (O.S.)

She clips the weapon back to her belt and looks at a stunned Threepio.

SULTRA
Threepio... would you mind cleaning up the mess, there’s a good chap. I can’t stand the sight of blood.

WIPE TO:

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. HOLDING AREA/CELL ROOM.

Several Warriors RUSH into the Holding Area then the Cell Room where Fett is still on the floor.

Captain Ramos wearing a green uniform quickly goes to him.

CAPTAIN RAMOS
Commander, are you alright, Sir??

Fett eventually comes round and gets to his feet.

FETT
We have intruders on board, get back to the Bridge and secure the ship.

CAPTAIN RAMOS (into COM)
Captain Ramos to Bridge, we have intruders. Sound the alarm immediately!

FETT
Check the Airshaft it’s their only way out.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. MAIN AIRSHAFT.

Several Warriors head down the Main Airshaft lead by Ramos as a KLAXON begins sounding all over the ship. Fett and the others head for the Bridge.

WIPE TO:

INT. HUDINEZ. CARTEL SHIP. THE DUNGEONS.

We MOVE through a horde of prisoners cramped up inside a Cell, one of many in the Dungeons of the fallen Hutt Cartel Ship. Nicko sits by his wounded father in a corner, lying on the floor wrapped in a soft sheet, he’s in a bad way his chest bleeding heavily.

Then we hear the CLANKING of metal bars as the Cell Door opens and Han Solo is brought in, helped by 2 Gamorrean Guards part of the way, they DUMP him inside then lock the door.

Nicko goes over to help Han leading him back to the corner. From BEHIND them someone watches in the darkness, a FURRY creature we can’t quite make out.

NICKO (to Han)
He won’t last much longer. We gotta get him some help.

HAN (to Lando)
You just hang in there, old Buddy, you hear me?? I’ll get us out of this somehow.

NICKO
So what’s this all about anyway?

HAN
All I know is the ship was attacked, thrown off course and ended up down here.

NICKO
Attacked by what??

Suddenly we hear a familiar ROAR and Han turns to look. Out of the crowd comes Chewbacca the Wookie, still wearing his bandolier with a black patch covering his left eye. He RACES towards Han who greets his old pal with a big hug.

HAN
hewie!! What’re you doing here??

Chewie GRUNTS something in response.

HAN
So it’s you we gotta thank for all this.

The Wookie then GRUNTS towards the Prisoners and 2 more Wookies appear. An older Male named Cobar, Chewie’s best friend, and a much younger Wookie named Lumpa, Chewbacca’s Son who’s over half his size.

HAN
You found them! Well, that’s great.

Han greets the young Wookie warmly.

HAN (to Lumpa)
So, you’re the little fur ball I’ve heard so much about.

Chewie then GRUNTS something quietly to Han that’s not so great.

HAN
Malla didn’t make it? Oh, I’m sorry pal.

LANDO
Hey, Chewie- it’s good- to see you...!

Chewie makes a soft gesture to his old Pal.

NICKO
There’s gotta be a way outta this place!

HAN
There’s always a way kid, always.

FAMILIAR VOICE (O.S.)
You’re quite right, Captain Solo.

They turn to see an old bald-headed black man in a brown cloak. His eyes white he is completely BLIND and has only one arm, walking with a wooden stick. He is Jedi Master MACE WINDU. (Prequels)

Helping him is a muscular male humanoid with long blonde hair, a single blue eye on his forehead and wearing a leather loincloth with metal armour strapped to his arms, knees and chest.

HAN
You know my name?

WINDU
Who doesn’t know about Han Solo, even in this darkest of places! And I am Mace Windu.

HAN
You’re a Jedi aren’t you? I’d know that look anywhere, even from a blind man.

WINDU
You would be wise not to use that word here.

HAN
Whatever you say, Old Man.

They sit around Lando then Nicko notices something about the old Man.

We CLOSE UP on the back of Windu’s only hand, the Hutts Symbol BURNED deep into his skin.

NICKO (O.S.)
What is that??

WINDU
That, my friend, is a constant reminder I am one of the lucky ones.

NICKO
The lucky ones!!

WINDU
Every season those who are able are sent into the Jungle to find food for the Hutts, where all manner of deadly creatures exist.

HAN
If you are who you say you are, then you must also know why we’re here?

WINDU
Yes I know, Captain. But there are others who seek out your children and they must not fall into their hands.

NICKO
You mean The Empire, right?

WINDU
I fear they may be far worse than that.

HAN
My Son, the eldest, he’s still with them?

WINDU
Yes. And someone else... a young woman with great powers who’s identity eludes me.

HAN
Where are they?

WINDU
They are safe for now, however you must move quickly if you are to help them.

NICKO
You know of a way out of here?

WINDU
No, I don’t. But my friend does.

NICKO
Who is your friend? He doesn’t talk much?

Windu turns towards his companion to introduce him.

WINDU
He’s a young Abyssin from the planet Byss and his name is ‘Thokawatichski-Chekojozalina’.

NICKO
Excuse me... he’s called what??

WINDU
A bit of a mouthful, I know. I just call him One-Eye, he seems to like it.

The creature smiles at Windu who pats his head affectionately.

WINDU (O.S. CONT.)
He’s also a mute, an unwanted gift from the Hutts, but he communicates well.

NICKO
They cut out his tongue... for what??

WINDU
Oh, attacking the Guards, refusing to work, repeated escape attempts.

One-Eye makes signs with his hands that Windu feels through the Force.

WINDU
He will show you the way to freedom, but only if you agree to take him with you.

HAN
Oh, now wait a minute. This ain’t some crazy adventure we’re going on!

One-Eye makes even more signs a little frustrated.

WINDU
I’m afraid he insists! And there’s nothing you or I can do about it.

HAN (to One-Eye)
Alright, you’re in, but you better not hold us back!

One-Eye gleefully rubs his hands together.

NICKO
We’re taking my Father too or I stay!

HAN
That’s not gonna be easy, kid.

CLOSE UP as Lando SLOWLY reaches out a hand to his Son.

LANDO
Go! Go while- you still can.

NICKO
I’m not leaving you behind!

LANDO
Save yourself! I- can’t go- with you...!

NICKO
We can make it, I know we can!!

LANDO
Not this- time Son! Promise me- never leave- your friend’s behind- don’t make the Old Mans mistake again...!!

CLOSE UP on Lando as his life fades, THEN on Nicko totally distraught.

NICKO
Father... Father, come with us...!!

Han puts a reassuring hand on Nicko’s shoulder as Lando slowly dies. Nicko carefully places the cover over his father's eyes as Chewie grunts something to Lumpa who turns to hold onto his father.

There is a moment of silence between them.

HAN (to Windu)
So, when do we make our next move?

WINDU
I sense an opportunity will present itself... quite soon.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE PLANET. THE WRECK.

HIGH ANGLED SHOT looking down on the Millennium Falcon. Something slowly RISES into frame, smouldering black smoke while maintaining an unsteady hover.

CLOSE UP on the TIE Razor. Several lights blink around its Red Eye, the ship emits strange electronic noises then LIFTS UP out of frame.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. LOW ORBIT. HUDINEZ.

ANGLED SHOT over Hudinez, for the first time we see the 2 sides of the planet. One side a lush green forest the other a mountainous ice world surrounded by a thick glacier. Between them is a black ring that circles the entire planet known as The Dark Forest.

The Mandalorian Battle Cruiser SLOWLY moves across the screen, heading towards the distant shape of The Dreadnaught on the far side of Hudinez.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. MAIN AIRSHAFT.

A Klaxon continues to WAIL in the background. The Twins move on ahead with Paige just behind while Cain brings up the rear. They reach a Junction in the Airshaft when suddenly a Laser Blast SHOOTS past Cain.

CAIN
They’re definitely onto us!

Paige directs the Twins round the corner, Cain following on behind.

PAIGE
Keep moving we’re almost there.

Cain gets round the corner and SHOOTS back at their pursuers.

PAIGE
Get the kids to the Hatch you can’t miss it. I’ll take care of these.

He leads the Twins towards some light further down the Airshaft.

PAIGE'S P.O.V. slowly PEERING around the corner as the Warriors appear from another Junction. They see Paige and FIRE at her, then she sees something!

We CLOSE UP on a nearby pipe running across the Junction. Using the Force Paige YANKS the pipe from its hinges, it SNAPS off releasing HOT GAS into the Shaft at the Warriors forcing them to retreat.

CUT TO:

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

WIDE SHOT on the Hanger Entrance where some Mandalorians stand guard unaware of the intruders. We PAN DOWN to a Grated Hatch with Cain, Page and the Twins inside the Airshaft.

INT. MAIN AIRSHAFT.

THEIR P.O.V. through the Hatch of the Warriors stood by the Entrance.

PAIGE (O.S.)
The Escape Pods are over on the far side of the Landing Bay.

CAIN (O.S.)
So where’s the Transport?

PAIGE (O.S.)
They disposed of it, obviously.

CAIN
We’re gonna need a major distraction to get by those guards. I got just the thing!

PAIGE
How come I don’t like the sound of that?

Cain reaches into his pocket and brings out MB-D0 who HOVERS over him. The lower part of the Droid opens revealing a small compartment. Cain carefully puts something inside then closes it.

CAIN
You ready for some action, partner!

Dio responds with a few nervous CLICKS.

CAIN
Ok, here’s what I want you to do.

CUT TO:

INT. HANGER BAY.

ANGLED SHOT on the Hatch as it SLOWLY opens. Dio SLIPS through the gap rising to waist height he QUIETLY approaches the Guards. He’s only metres away when they suddenly TURN and RAISE their weapons.

Dio quickly STOPS in his tracks!

CLOSE UP on the Guards seemingly unsure what to do.

MANDALORIAN #1
Hey, Droid, what are you doing here?

Dio CLICKS something in response.

MANDALORIAN #2
I didn’t understand a word of that.

MANDALORIAN #3
Maybe we should blow him apart anyhow.

He slowly backs away then starts RISING while SPINNING slowly.

The Guards go to take a closer look when suddenly BLACK SMOKE begins POURING out from inside the little Droid spreading rapidly.

MANDALORIAN #1
Get back!! Take him down!!

The Guards back off and FIRE blindly into the smoke. One of their lasers HITS the roof of the Hanger causing a HUGE fireball that rains down, followed by a SHUDDER that goes through the entire ship.

CUT TO:

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. BRIDGE.

Fett enters the Bridge just as the SHUDDER reaches the area.

RAMOS
What was that??

Torak quickly goes over to a BEEPING monitor.

TORAK
We got trouble in the Hanger.

FETT
Send a squad down immediately!

Torak gives a signal and several Warriors leave the Bridge.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

WIDE SHOT as fires burn around the Bay. Cain emerges out from the Airshaft, he helps the Twins out first then Paige. They quickly head over towards an Alcove on the far side of the Bay.

In the Alcove is a round pressure door with a large lever. Paige tries PULLING it down but the Lever won’t budge.

PAIGE
It’s locked, it won’t open!

CAIN
Then we’re done for!

Several Warriors appear from a Gantry on the Upper Level and begin FIRING down on them. Cain returns FIRE as laser bolts ricochet all around them. Then Paige joins the fight until a laser bolt BLASTS the weapon out from her hand.

ANGLED SHOT on the Gantry we see even MORE Warriors arrive.

Paige reaches into a pocket and brings out another weapon. She ignites the PURPLE blade of a LIGHTSABER and deflects the incoming fire at the enemy.

CAIN
Hey! You told me you’re not a Jedi??

PAIGE
Well, I’m not! Not really.

CAIN
You got some explaining to do, girl!

PAIGE
Fine, let’s just get out of here first.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. BRIDGE.

Torak is stood by a Control Panel staring at a Monitor.

TORAK
Commander, I think you better see this.

Fett goes over to take a look on the Monitor.

CLOSE UP on the Monitor he sees Paige in the Hanger with her Lightsaber!

FETT
(quickly)
Open the Hatch!!

TORAK
But we’ve got them trapped??

FETT
You heard me, open it right now!

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

We see the Warriors suddenly start backing off into a nearby hallway.

The Leaver on the Pressure Door then comes DOWN and the Door slides open revealing the Escape Pod. Cain goes to enter when Paige STOPS him.

PAIGE
Wait!! Something’s not right.

Several Warriors reappear FIRING down at them, but this time well OFF target.

CAIN
You wanna wait, fine by me! We’re getting out of here. C’mon kids, let’s go!

Cain gets in the Escape Pod with Jaike and Jenna then Dio also RACES inside.

Paige turns to go when she’s distracted by... SOMETHING!

FEMALE VOICE (V.O. Calling)
Paige... Go! You must leave!

PAIGE
(looking round)
Mother... where are you??

Cain leans out from the Escape Pod.

CAIN
Paige, come on!!

She hesitates for a moment then climbs into the Escape Pod, the Pressure Door automatically CLOSES behind her.

EXT. SPACE. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. CRUISER HULL/LOW ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT as the Escape Pod is jettisoned from the Battle Cruiser, we PAN RIGHT as it SPINS down towards planet below.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. BRIDGE.

Fett stands away from the others as Torak approaches him.

TORAK
What’s going on, Commander?

FETT
That Girl, she was carrying a Jedi weapon.

TORAK
If the Jedi already traced the Solo Children here they might- ?

FETT
I’m not interested in the Jedi. But we can’t let the Renegade find her here.

TORAK
We also can’t outrun them, and now we don’t have the cargo. So what do we do now?

FETT
We deliver the Container as planned. I want you to rewire the ship’s main Power Systems then activate the Self Destruct. If this is the end we’re taking them with us.

CLOSE UP on Fett as Torak leaves (O.S.) to carry out his orders.

WIPE TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. DARK FORREST. (TWILIGHT)

WIDE SHOT over a DENSE snow-covered forest. Suddenly a RUMBLING sound breaks the silence as the Escape Pod comes CRASHING down through the trees, SKIDS across the snow before eventually coming to rest by some rocks.

The Hatch opens and Cain climbs out carrying a couple of protective sheets. He helps the Twins out first then Paige and places a sheet on the ground for the Twins to wrap themselves up in.

CAIN
We’ll settle down here for the night.

PAIGE
I guess it’s safe for now. But they won’t be far behind us.

Paige lets her long hair down, then ignites her Lightsaber and pushes it into a nearby rock. It quickly GLOWS white hot and she removes it. She then removes the Mandalorian uniform revealing a shiny black body suit underneath.

JAIKE
Where did you get the Lasersword?

PAIGE
Now that’s a very long story.

CAIN
Any idea where we are?

PAIGE
No, I don’t.

CAIN
Thought you said you were tagging along with these people?

PAIGE
Yeah, I was. But they never came here.

Cain passes a sheet to Paige who sits by another rock. Then he lies against the Escape Pod covered by the last sheet next to the Twins.

JENNA
Cain, I’m cold, I want to go home!

JAIKE
We all want to go home, Jenna.

Cain puts his arms around her then Jaike also snuggles up.

PAIGE
That’s quite a family you have.

He stares at Paige then quickly changes the subject.

CAIN
So what happened to you back there?

PAIGE
Oh, I don’t want to bother you with that.

JENNA
I want to know. There’s something different about you.

JAIKE
Me too, Paige! Please tell us.

We FOCUS on Paige as she thoughtfully tells her story.

PAIGE
Well, I’m searching for my Mother. She’s out here somewhere, sometimes I hear her calling to me but she’s always out of reach.

JAIKE
But you’re not really a Jedi, I can tell.

PAIGE
My Mother taught us everything she knew about the Force... then she left us.

JENNA
What do you mean “us”??

PAIGE
I had a Brother the same age as me. She told us how one day bad people would come for her, but she would never let them take us. I was only 10 years old when they came. They were kinda like the Empire but different. Somehow we got separated so I ran into the forest to hide. They destroyed our whole village that night but they never found me.

JAIKE
What happened to your Brother?

PAIGE
I don’t know. I think he may be dead. I can’t feel him anymore.

JENNA
No... he’s not dead. It’s this place clouding the Force.

PAIGE
You know about the Force?

JENNA
(proudly)
Sure I do! My Uncle is the most powerful Jedi in the Universe.

JAIKE
What about your Father?? I mean, you do have one don’t you.

PAIGE
My Step Father was killed when they came to the house. I never knew who my real Father was, Mother wouldn’t talk about him.

JENNA
How did you ever survive so alone?

PAIGE
Something else Mother taught me, how to live off the land. Then these Mandalorians arrived and I knew they were my only hope of finding her. I befriended one of them who promised to help me, but he was just looking for favours.

JAIKE
What did you do??

PAIGE
(not looking)
I killed him and took his place.

There’s a short pause as Paige gathers her composure.

PAIGE (to Cain)
What about you anyway? The son of a war hero, you must have quite a story to tell.

CAIN
War Hero... a real scoundrel more like!

PAIGE
People don’t just go bad, bad things happen!

CAIN
Whatever you say!

PAIGE
Then why are you here?? It’s pretty obvious you don’t fit with these Children, yet here you are trying to save them?

CAIN
I don’t know why that’s just how it is, ok!!

PAIGE
But you do have a story to tell, we all have something. What’s your story, Cain Solo?

We FOCUS on Cain as he sits back seemingly reliving a nightmare.

CAIN
I never knew my Mother. Neither did Han Solo if truth be told!! She was just another one-night stand to him. Then, one night, he made the biggest mistake of his life!

PAIGE (O.S.)
He found out she was carrying you!

CAIN
Yeah, and he ran like hell.

PAIGE (O.S.)
I’m sorry. What happened to her?

CAIN
She died in childbirth. Some friends of hers agreed to take me in, they also promised her that one day I would know the truth about my Father. On my 16th birthday they finally told me everything and I left to find him. I mean, how hard could it be to find Han Solo!! ‘The Great War Hero’ who was really nothing of the kind! I remember turning up at the Homestead, the shouting and screaming, him and Leia. Yet in all that time she never once blamed me for anything. She asked me to try and forgive him even though she couldn’t, then she left. They eventually came to some agreement where upon I stayed at the Homestead and he got joint-custody of the kids. But it was never really the same without her.
(pauses)
I guess you’re right about one thing!

PAIGE
What’s that?

CAIN
People can change when they want to. Problem is, all too often they just ‘don’t’.

PAIGE
You’re not a mistake, Cain!

CAIN
I don’t know about that. Now, if it’s all the same to you, I’d like to get some sleep.

We slowly PULL BACK into the forest as they settle down for the night.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. REGATTA SYSTEM. THE BORDERS.

The Jedi Cruiser appears from Hyperspace with the T-Wing fighters behind.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. THE LOUNGE.

Leia and Haigh stand together in conversation, the Admiral now back in her uniform. General Sookie then receives a message over his COM Link.

TABANAH (V.O. Speaker)
We’ve arrived at The Borders, no sign of any Imperial activity.

SOOKIE (into COM)
Bring in the Republic ships quickly.

Sookie then signals Kyle over towards him.

SOOKIE
Now, Master Janus, it’s time for you to find our mysterious planet, then begin making the calculations for the jumps.

Kyle goes over to the Console and begins typing on various keys.

Leia then turns her attention to Sookie.

LEIA
General, I believe the Jedi have been keeping something for me which might help us.

SOOKIE
Yes, the Grand Master himself recommended it.

LEIA
I’m sure he did.

SOOKIE
Come with me please.

Leia and Sookie leave the Lounge along with Haigh and Barrahan.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. REGATTA SYSTEM.

ANGLED SHOT over the Jedi Cruiser as a LONG roof slides back along the Hull revealing a Hanger Bay inside.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

WEDGE
All Wings begin docking procedure.

RYYLES (V.O. Speaker)
We’re going into that Jedi Ship??

WEDGE
Cut the chatter, Blue 6. Remember, we’re in hostile territory now.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. REGATTA SYSTEM.

ANGLED SHOT as the T-Wing pilots begin their descent into the Bay.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

Leia enters with General Sookie followed by the rest of the Crew. We see a WIDE area with a row of 4 Jedi Fighters on either side of the Bay.

Wedge’s ship comes in to land with the other T-Wings already down. The Pilots exit their ships to join the others as the Bay Door closes.

A section of the Landing Bay wall begins to open. From the opening a torpedo-like vessel around 60 feet long emerges, with a long cone shape on the front, stabiliser fins round the fuselage and a big Rocket Engine at the rear.

DECKER
What’s that thing supposed to be??

Leia steps forward to address everyone as they gather around the vehicle.

LEIA
We call it ‘The Mole’. A Top Secret Project, it was originally designed by Senator Madine and his team of engineers for the deployment of Troops and Supplies on the front line. It achieved this by burrowing through an entire planet to reach its target.

GRETA
What happened to this ‘Top Secret Project’?

LEIA
Unfortunately, the project plans were leaked to the Senate who quickly rejected the idea. They feared the MOLE was more likely to fuel the war so the whole thing was abandoned, all except for this proto-type the Jedi had been keeping for me ever since.

Then Kyle enters the Bay and hands the General a Device Reader. Sookie and Leia study the information carefully.

SOOKIE
Well, we have a lead! It’s at least a dozen jumps away, on the other side of the Unknown Regions. A small planet situated very close to The Great Barrier.

LEIA
It is the Planet of Light and Dark, General.

SOOKIE
You may well be right, Admiral. But, even if this information is correct, it’s unlikely we will arrive before the Imperial Fleet.

LEIA
Then we will just have to hope our ‘Imperial Allies’ can buy us some time.

WEDGE (to Leia)
Do you have some kind of plan?

Leia turns to Haigh who then steps forward to address the others.

HAIGH
The plan is simple enough! We’re heading into the Unknown Regions for the Light Side of the planet. This should shield us from the battle about to take place on the other side. Using the MOLE, we will then burrow through to the Dark Side and attempt to rescue the droid.

GRETA
Rescue the droid?? I thought we were going in to get the kids!

LEIA
And we will! But in order to do that we have to get to Threepio first. For now we can only assume he’s somewhere on the Dark Side. Once we get close enough to the planet the Tracker will guide us to Threepio, then we download the data that will lead us to my children.

WEDGE
But nothing works inside the Unknown Regions, Nav-Computers, Scanners, Trackers everything is affected by the anomalies!!

GENERAL SOOKIE
That’s not quite true. The Ancient Jedi knew only ‘space’ was affected by these anomalies. For reasons unknown to us, moons and planets have always remained unaffected.

HAIGH (to Others)
So, are there any questions?

We hear a few MUMBLES but no one says anything.

HAIGH
Then may the Force be with us.

SOOKIE
The Force will be with you, Admiral. And the Jedi will be happy to assist.

LEIA
Thank you, General. But I must go alone with my Personal Guards this time.

SOOKIE
As you wish. But, if I may, there is another issue here?

LEIA
If Admiral Yaeger is expecting us we’ll know soon enough, but we can’t turn back now.

SOOKIE
Then might I suggest we contact Grand Master Skywalker with this latest development?

KYLE
(quickly)
That won’t be necessary, he already knows!

Leia and Sookie turn to look at each other surprised, then back at Kyle.

SOOKIE
And what was his response?

KYLE
He didn’t say.

SOOKIE
Why do I get the feeling you’re not telling us everything, Master Janus.

LEIA
General, we have to leave! Something else is going on here and I don’t like it one bit.

Sookie nods then taps some keys on the Reading Device.

SOOKIE (into COM)
Master Tabanah, set the following coordinates and begin making the first jump.

TABANAH (V.O. Speaker)
Coordinates received, laying a course in now.

Leia and Sookie leave the Bay followed by Haigh and Barrahan while Kyle remains with the rest of the crew.

CLOSE UP on Kyle as he STARES curiously at The Mole.

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. REGATTA SYSTEM.

The Jedi Cruisers engines ROAR to life then the ship goes into Hyperspace.

WIPE TO:

INT. JEDI TEMPLE. TRAINING VERANDA.

Luke HOVERS a few meters above the floor meditating, his eyes closed the room completely silent. Suddenly the door opens and Artoo RUSHES in, WHISTLING and BEEPING in a very urgent manner.

LUKE
Yes, I know Artoo. But we must be patient.

Then he WHISTLES and BEEPS more inquisitively. Luke opens his eyes then lowers himself to the floor.

LUKE
No, I haven’t heard from Lando yet.

Then Artoo says something Luke doesn’t expect. He goes over to the little droid and stares at him eye to eye.

LUKE
I know what I’m doing, Artoo. Trust me, I’ve taken care of everything this time.

CLOSE UP on Artoo as he turns away and projects something onto the floor.

We see PRINCESS LEIA and the message that Luke once found inside him.

LEIA (V.O. Repeatedly)
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope!

Luke stares at the Hologram a moment then looks at Artoo.

LUKE
If you’re saying I’m getting too old for this sort of thing, it’s not going to work!

Artoo deactivates the Message then WHISTLES as if making a suggestion.

LUKE
You really think we can make a difference?

Artoo BEEPS positively in reply.

LUKE
One more time for old time’s sake!

Artoo BEEPS accordingly again.

LUKE
You do realise this could be very dangerous?

The little Droid ROTATES his head back and forth.

LUKE
And we might not make it out alive?

Artoo BEEPS again and his body TREMBLES... just a little.

LUKE
Alright, together then! Let’s go, Artoo.

Luke and Artoo then leave the Training Veranda together.

WIPE TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. OUTER HANGER BAY.

CLOSE UP as Elevator Doors open. We PULL BACK as Luke and Artoo enter a small Hanger, then PAN ROUND to a T-65 X-Wing Fighter waiting in the center of the Bay. Luke uses The Force to LIFT Artoo into his slot behind the cockpit then LEAPS onto the nose of the craft, gets inside and shuts the canopy.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

He switches on the Controls and the Ship begins powering up.

LUKE
Ready, Artoo, fire up the Converters!

Ahead of the ship a WIDE opening appears. Luke’s X-Wing Fighter slowly lifts off and heads out of the Bay.

EXT. JEDI ENCLAVE. REAR ENTRANCE. (NIGHT)

ANGLED SHOT as the X-Wing ROARS away into the evening sky.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

Luke flicks several switches on his Control Panel.

LUKE
I’m setting a course for the Unknown Regions.

Artoo BEEPS a little nervously.

LUKE
That’s right, Artoo. The Force will guide us.

Artoo WHISTLES back with a little enthusiasm.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DANTOOINE SYSTEM.

We PAN LEFT as Luke’s X-Wing SPEEDS past heading into deep space.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

The Mandalorian Cruiser slowly approaches flanked by a squadron of TIE Razors. A HUGE shadow then passes over the entire ship.

ANGLED SHOT we see the Dreadnaught’s HUGE Main Docking Bay above the Cruiser, the TIE Razor’s then quickly break away.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. DOCKING BAY.

The Mandalorian Cruiser is brought into the Bay by Tractor Beam, when it’s in position 2 large Clamps grab hold and secure it. A long Platform extends from one side of the Bay and connects to the Cruisers entry point.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. MAIN HANGER BAY.

CLOSE UP on Yaeger holding a Holo Projector showing Darth Scorn. A small army of Dark Troopers stood waiting behind.

YAEGER (O.S.)
The Mandalorians have arrived.

SCORN
You know what to do, Admiral.

Yaeger turns off the Device then signals the lead Trooper.

YAEGER
Open the Blast Doors!

WIDE SHOT behind Yaeger as HUGE doors open on the far side of the Bay. Behind them is the Docking Bay with the Mandalorian Cruiser now secure inside.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. AIRLOCK.

Several Warriors surround the Tubular Container with Torak, Ramos and Fett.

We CLOSE UP on Torak carrying a Device with a SWITCH in his left hand.

FETT (O.S. to Torak)
Arm the Detonator.

Torak flicks a Switch on the Device that sends out a LOW HUM.

TORAK
Detonator armed, Sir.

FETT
Alright, let’s go.

The Airlock Door opens and the Warriors proceed into the Docking Bay.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. MAIN HANGER BAY.

The Warriors cross over the Platform then follow a path around the side of the Bay to the Blast Doors. They enter the Hanger stopping a few meters away from Yaeger and his Troopers.

YAEGER
Welcome home, Commander. Though I must admit I had my doubts.

FETT
Let’s skip the pleasantries, Admiral. We’re here to get paid.

Yaeger takes a Scanning Device from a nearby Trooper. He then slowly moves it over the top of the Container.

CLOSE UP on Torak and Ramos looking at each other. THEN on the Detonator that Torak is SECRETLY holding.

Yaeger finishes his scan and turns towards the Warriors.

YAEGER
You are a credit to your people, Commander.
(to Lead Trooper)
You heard him Captain, pay the man!

The cyborg makes a signal and several Dark Troopers step forward, each carries 2 large crates they place before the Mandalorians.

YAEGER
It’s all there as agreed... unless you really wish to count it.

FETT
I’ll take your word for it.

YAEGER (to Trooper)
Captain, take the Container over to Bay 4 and ready my Shuttle.

CAPTAIN
Yes, Admiral.

The Captain and 2 Troopers guide the Container out of the Hanger.

FETT (to Warriors)
Take the payment back to the ship.

The Warriors gather the Crates and head back to the Cruiser.

FETT
I believe that concludes our business.

YAEGER
Not quite, Commander. My Superior would like to thank you ‘personally’ for your services.

FETT
I’ve no time for social calls.
(to Torak)
Let’s go!

They turn to leave when the Troopers RAISE their weapons towards them!

YAEGER
I’m afraid he insists!

FETT
As you wish, Admiral.
(to Torak)
Go back to the Marauder and wait for me, this won’t take long.

Torak nods then he and Ramos turn to leave the Bay.

YAEGER
This way, Commander!

Fett follows Yaeger alone over to the Main Entrance.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. SCORN’S CHAMBER.

CLOSE UP on Scorn watching a Monitor, THEN on the Monitor we see Yaeger and Fett walking down a long Corridor.

SCORN (into COM)
Prepare to release the Mandalorian vessel.

CONTROLLER (V.O. Filtered)
Yes, My Lord.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. CORRIDOR.

Yaeger and Fett continue down another long empty Corridor.

FETT
So, who is this Superior of yours?

YAEGER
His name is Scorn.

FETT
And where exactly is this ‘Scorn’?

YAEGER
Patience Commander. We’re almost there.

CUT TO:

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. BRIDGE.

Torak and Ramos enter the Bridge quickly approached by another Warrior.

SERVAN
Sir, we’ve lost him??

TORAK
What do you mean “lost him”??

SERVAN
His Tracking Signal is gone.

RAMOS
Call him up on the Communicator.

SERVAN
We already tried that, Sir. Still nothing!

Suddenly the lights go out on the Bridge replaced by RED emergency lighting.

SERVAN
What’s going on, Sergeant?

Torak goes over to a Control Panel and stares at a Monitor in disbelief.

TORAK
Systems are going down all over the ship!

RAMOS
What are you talking about??

TORAK
I mean Propulsion, Navigation, Life Support. Everything is shutting down!!

SERVAN
That’s impossible!

CLOSE UP on Torak as he turns to face them.

TORAK
No it isn’t. They fixed us up good this time.

Then we hear a strange SCREECHING sound coming from somewhere.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. DOCKING BAY.

The docking Clamps RELEASE the Cruiser and it slowly DRIFTS downwards and out from the Docking Bay.

INT. MANDALORIAN CRUISER. BRIDGE.

Servan stares at another Monitor.

SERVAN
They’ve released us! They’re just gonna leave us here to die??

TORAK
No, they’re not!

Torak suddenly turns towards Ramos.

TORAK (CONT.)
Blow up the ship, right now!!

RAMOS
What about the Commander??

Torak quickly SNATCHES the Detonator from Ramos and puts it on a table.

Ramos goes to STOP him until Servan forcibly HOLDS him back.

RAMOS
(struggling)
We can’t go out like this, we just can’t!!

SERVAN
Just do it, Sergeant! Do it for Mandalore.

Torak THUMPS a large button on the Detonator... but NOTHING HAPPENS!

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

The Mandalorian Cruiser drifts aimlessly as the Dreadnaught REVERSES away from the stricken ship. When it’s some distance away the Renegade Ship STOPS!

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. SCORN’S CHAMBER.

CLOSE UP on Scorn waiting patiently.

CONTROLLER (V.O. Filtered)
We’re in position now, Sir.

SCORN
Destroy them!

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

The Dreadnaughts Super Weapon begins powering up. A build up of energy FLASHES around a Disrupter Dish behind the Mandibles, a BOLT of LIGHTENING is released towards the Super Weapon, then a GREEN Laser Beam SHOOTS out from both ends of the Bow coming together to form a single Laser that FIRES on the Cruiser.

ANGLED SHOT on the Mandalorian Cruiser as it’s OBLITERATED in a single shot.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. SCORN’S CHAMBER.

The Chamber door HISSES open and Yaeger escorts Fett inside. Scorn waits in his chair staring at the view outside now enclosed by shutters.

YAEGER
My Lord, this is Commander Fett, leader of the Mandalorian Army.

SCORN
Thank you, Admiral. Please wait outside.

Yaeger leaves the room, for a moment there is complete silence.

FETT
You wanted to see me?

SCORN
Yes, Commander. And may I congratulate you and your gallant crew on a job well done.

FETT
Pleasure doing business!

SCORN
However, I wonder, is there anything you may have neglected to inform us?? Shall we say, something we may have ‘missed’?

FETT
You have your Cargo and we have our Payment. What else is there to discuss?

SCORN
Then, allow me to refresh your memory.

Scorn presses a button on his Control Panel. Behind Fett a Display Screen comes to life and he turns to look.

CLOSE UP on the Screen we same the SAME images from the Mandalorian Cruiser’s Hanger Bay with Cain, Paige and the Twins escaping the ship. The image PAUSES on Paige with her Lightsaber.

FETT
Alright, so there was a Jedi on board! But we couldn’t just leave her there??

SCORN
Perhaps not! However, by allowing the Jedi to leave you put us in a difficult position.

FETT
Then we’ll go and get the kids back!

SCORN
That won’t be necessary, Commander. I assume you are familiar with the penalty of failure?

FETT
What failure?? They’re trapped on the planet, they can’t go anywhere!!

SCORN
That, my friend, works both ways.

Suddenly Fett draws his side arm and SHOOTS at Scorn. The Laser Bolt BOUNCES off a FORCE FIELD protecting him then RICOCHETS all around the room before finally FIZZLING out.

Fett steps back and slowly drops his weapon.

FETT
You won’t get away with this.

SCORN
But I already have, Commander. And if you’re referring to your friends, I believe they are waiting for you... outside!

FETT
What??

Scorn HITS another button on his Control Panel.

ANGLED SHOT as a Hatch is BLOWN in the floor. We hear a LOUD WHOOSHING sound as Fett’s body is SUCKED into it. Somehow he manages to GRAB onto the sides of the Hatch before being pulled into space.

Scorn walks over to the helpless Bounty Hunter staring down at him.

SCORN
A pleasure doing business, Commander!

He STAMPS on Fett’s head causing him to loose his grip on the Hatch.

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

DROP SHOT as Fett’s body TUMBLES towards the planet, debris from the Cruiser still flying past. A larger piece suddenly COLLIDES into him causing Fett’s Jetpack to malfunction sending the Bounty Hunter HURTLING towards the planet.

ANGLED SHOT as Fett SPINS out of control into the planets atmosphere, fading from view, the last thing we see is the Jetpack EXPLODING.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. SCORN’S CHAMBER.

The Hatch closes and the Chamber quickly re-pressurizes then Yaeger enters.
He stares at the Screen with Paige still in PAUSE mode.

YAEGER
You were right. They did try to deceive us.

SCORN
And now this girl is down on the planet.

YAEGER
You believe she is the one he is looking for?

SCORN
I’m not sure, I must find out for myself!

Scorn turns to leave when Yaeger STOPS him with a raised hand!

SCORN
What is it, Admiral?

Yaeger
A few moments ago one of our Razors reported sighting the Millennium Falcon entering The Hutt Sanctuary, a ship that once belonged to the Republic General, Han Solo.

SCORN
Strange...! I never detected any other Force activity in this system.

YAEGER
Nevertheless, if he is here he will not be alone. I will take care of him personally!

SCORN
No! There’s no time. The Hutts have outlived their usefulness. I want you to send a Razor crew to finish them, whilst I go down to the planet to find this mysterious girl.

YAEGER
As you wish, My Lord.

Yaeger exits the Chamber leaving Scorn alone to ponder his next move.

WIPE TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. LANDING STUMP.

The Falcon waits on the tree stump, the Boarding Ramp now closed.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD

Sultra and Threepio sit quietly by the Dejarik table.

SULTRA
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

THREEPIO
It’s funny you should mention “feelings”! I haven’t been feeling myself lately. I wonder, would you mind inspecting my outer casing to see if anything is amiss?

SULTRA
Sure, Threepio.

Sultra carefully examines the droids rear coverings.

THREEPIO
Do you see anything unusual, Miss Kaan?

SULTRA
Not at the minute, Threepio... oh wait!

She carefully removes something from Threepio’s back.

CLOSE UP on the object on Sultra’s finger, a tiny translucent disk.

THREEPIO (O.S.)
What is that, Miss Kaan?

SULTRA (O.S.)
It looks like a Silo Patch. I remember Master Skywalker telling us about them when I was at the Academy. But why would he be tracking you if he already knew what he was looking for?

THREEPIO
Well, all I know is I was assigned to protect the Admirals children and I failed miserably.

SULTRA
The children...?? If we could just find a way to access this thing!

THREEPIO
If Artoo were here he would know what to do.

She looks around the Hold then STARES at the Dejarik table.

SULTRA
(thinking)
If I could hook you into the hologram device, then reprogram your systems to get into the Patch. It might just work... would you mind?

THREEPIO
I am at your service, Miss Kaan.

SULTRA
I’ll get my tools. Be right back, ok!

Sultra leaves the Hold leaving Threepio to wonder what he might be letting himself in for.

CUT TO:

INT. CARTEL SHIP. THE BANQUET ROOM.

The Hutts sit along one side of a long Banquet Table while food and drink is brought to them by blue goblin-like creatures. Rotta sat on the table beside Zorba. As they feast a band plays in a corner, while a humanoid with multiple arms and legs performs as a contortionist for the Hutts pleasure.

GARDULLA (ALL in Huttese)
I still say you should’ve killed him, Zorba. You grow weaker the older you get!

ZORBA
Be silent woman! What pleasure is there out of a dead Han Solo?

GARDULLA
If you killed him his wife will come looking for you, now wouldn’t that be nice?

ZORBA
The Jedi... they too will suffer one day!!

KAYMA
Oh, Your Mightiness, just wait until you see my latest invention. Han Solo has only just begun to discover the meaning of ‘pain’.

ZORBA
More pain, yes!! But remember, if you should terminate him, your latest invention will be reserved for you.

KAYMA
The damage would not be too permanent.

MAZZA
I can hear his screams in my sleep.

Then Rotta holds up his empty plate and starts PRODDING Zorba.

ROTTA
Grandpa... Grandpa, I’m still hungry!

Zorba turns towards a large opening behind him.

ZORBA (to Servants)
Bring in more food... more food!!

Several goblins bring in a LARGE plate containing the roasted carcass of a Klatooine Paddy Frog. The meal is placed before Rotta, it’s almost as big as he is. He quickly tucks in without a word.

ZORBA
There’s only one satisfaction dealing with a human being like Solo, and I intend taking full advantage.

GARDULLA
Oh, I’m sure you do! Of course, you realise if Yaeger finds out your hide will be on a skewer before you can say “Bantha Fodder”!

ZORBA
What did you say?? Is that a joke, woman??

GARDULLA
Oh, I wish it were.

MAZZA
That reminds me, one of the prisoners almost escaped through the kitchens last night, we really must improve security.

ZORBA
I am open to suggestions.

KAYMA (to Mazza)
Perhaps you should try inviting him here for a hearty meal and think himself lucky.

A disgruntled Mazza mumbles some kind of profanity. Then the other Hutts simply burst out laughing.

We slowly PULL BACK from the Banquet Table as they continue feasting.

CUT TO:

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD

Sultra sits beside Threepio at the Dejarik table, the insides all pulled out revealing a myriad of wires and circuits.

SULTRA
Ok, here goes nothing.

Sultra connects Threepio’s head to the table then switches it on.

The Device begins to generate the image of another world.

She looks around the image as it continues to form. We begin to see a planet with 2 sides, one a mountainous world and the other a dense jungle.

SULTRA
It’s gotta be this place?

THREEPIO
I believe so, but what are you looking for?

Then something else appears, 2 red BLIPS begin FLASHING below the planet where the Dark and Light sides meet.

SULTRA
(surprised)
Threepio... I think we’ve found them!

WIPE TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. OUTER HANGER BAY.

Scorn enters the Bay where 30 Dark Troopers stand in formation, behind them is a Renegade Shuttle. He marches into the Shuttle then the Troopers follow. The Ramp closes then the ship takes off and leaves.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. DARK FORREST.

CLOSE UP on Cain, now wearing his dark blue Jump Suit, lying sound asleep. Suddenly Paige appears from behind to wake him.

PAIGE
Come on, get up Cain!

CAIN
Hey, take it easy!!

JENNA (O.S.)
What’s happening??

PAIGE
They’re coming.

They get to their feet. Cain gathers the Protective Sheets and tosses them along with the Mandalorian uniforms back into the Escape Pod.

JAIKE
Where are we going??

PAIGE
Into the forest, this way, come on.

They follow Paige into the forest and out of sight.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HYPERSPACE.

We PAN RIGHT through Hyperspace as Luke’s X-Wing Fighter RACES past.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

Artoo BEEPS a little frantic as Luke looks down at his Control Panel.

LUKE
Yes, I see it Artoo. Coming up to the Border Regions, I’m switching over to manual.

He flicks a couple of switches as Artoo WHISTLES back nervously.

LUKE
We’ll find them, Artoo. I promise.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HYPERSPACE.

ANGLED SHOT as Luke’s ship continues through Hyperspace.

WIPE TO:

INT. HUTT CARTEL SHIP. THE DUNGEONS.

We slowly PAN RIGHT across the Dungeon walls, all quiet apart from the sound of SNORING. Han RISES into frame then turns towards Windu already awake.

HAN
Time to make our move, Old Man!

WINDU (to One-Eye)
Which way my young friend?

One-Eye gestures towards Lando still covered on the ground.

NICKO
What’s he saying?

WINDU
I’m afraid you’ll need to move your friend.

Han and Nicko look at each other, then very carefully LIFT Lando’s limp body and put it to one side.

One-Eye starts DIGGING his long fingers around one of many large slates that cover the floor. Using his brute strength he LIFTS the slate from the floor where we see a hole just wide enough for them to get through.

HAN
Where does this go to exactly?

One-Eye makes more signs and Windu duly translates.

WINDU
It leads to the Lower Level, where there’s an Escape Ladder down to the bottom of the ship.

NICKO
Sounds easy enough, then what?

Again One-Eye makes more signs but ends with a shrug.

WINDU
I think it would be wise to get the “easy” part over with first.

NICKO
Not sure I like the sound of that.

HAN (to One-Eye)
Alright, you go first!

One-Eye climbs into the hole and DROPS out of sight to the level below! Then
Chewie goes next with Lumpa, followed by Cobar, Nicko then Han. Finally Windu climbs down, stopping briefly, he uses the Force to LIFT the slate back into the EXACT position they found it.

INT. CARTEL SHIP. HALLWAY.

Chewie helps Windu down to the floor where we see a steaming hallway full of thick pipes all the way along. One-Eye points down the Hallway then starts walking and the others follow.

CUT TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. (DAY)

A squadron of TIE Razors appears from out of the sun. We PAN RIGHT as they ZOOM past, then all ships suddenly DIVE into the Jungle.

INT. HUTT SANCTUARY. THE BANQUET ROOM.

All is quiet as The Hutts sleep round the Banquet Table while other creatures lie scattered around the floor. A Klatooinian Guard enters quietly making his way towards the table.

Then Rotta sees the Guard waiting and PRODS Zorba vigorously.

ZORBA
(agitated)
What is it now??

GUARD
My apologies, Your Mightiness, but we have a communication from the Renegade.

Zorba looks at Gardulla who begins to wake from her slumber.

ZORBA (to Guard)
You may proceed.

The Guard places a metal orb on the table and activates it. The device generates a Hologram showing the bust of Admiral Yaeger.

ZORBA
Admiral Yaeger, as always we are honoured by your presence.

YAEGER
Zorba the Hutt! For many years now, you and your Clan have remained here, safe under the protective wing of the Renegade with little interference or demands, while also no hope of ever returning to the Galaxy.

ZORBA
And very grateful we are, Admiral.

YAEGER
Yes, I’m sure you are. However, something has arisen that concerns us, for which I require your ‘full co-operation’!

Zorba and Gardulla look at each other curiously then back at Yaeger.

GARDULLA
We’re happy to assist the Renegade of course.

YAEGER
A ship has been sighted entering this system we believe once belonged to Han Solo, the man mostly responsible for the death of your son, was he not?

ZORBA
Yes! A tragedy that has healed with time, but the Republic was far too powerful for us and The Cartel’s have suffered enough.

YAEGER
I understand. And I do realise your own ship is somewhat limited. However I trust you will inform me if you should discover anything?

ZORBA
You have my word, Admiral Yaeger.

YAEGER
Excellent! That will be all.

The Hologram fades and there’s an uneasy silence as the other Hutts wake.

GARDULLA
You didn’t tell him!! How can you be sure he doesn’t already suspect Solo is here??

ZORBA
If he knew we would be dead by now.

MAZZA
Perhaps it would be better to let him go?

ZORBA
Never! I will not turn Han Solo over to them.

KAYMA
There is ‘another’ option, your Mightiness.

ZORBA (to Kayma)
Your latest invention, it is ready??

KAYMA
Yes, the Transport is ready, and it will get us far away from here.

We CLOSE UP on Zorba with a determined look on his face.

ZORBA
Then we must prepare to leave immediately!!

CUT TO:

INT. CARTEL SHIP. HALLWAY. LOWER LEVEL.

Han and the others reach the other side of the Hallway, which at first sight appears to be a dead end.

One-Eye SLOWLY moves his hands along the wall until he finds a HIDDEN leaver that opens a SECRET ENTRANCE. The Pressure Door behind HISSES open revealing a dark interior that One-Eye ushers them into.

INT. CARTEL SHIP. HALLWAY. ESCAPE LADDER. (CONT.)

Inside the lights come on revealing a cylindrical room with a LADDER that goes DEEP inside a vertical shaft.

WINDU
This is the Escape Ladder, but be warned, one slip and it’s an even longer way down.

One-Eye REMOVES a cover off the floor revealing a SECRET COMPARTMENT where some weapons are stored. He gives Han and Nicko a Blaster Rifle while Chewie and Cobar get their Bow Casters back. One-Eye then produces an ancient STAFF made of steel with a green Orb on the tip that he keeps for himself.

They begin climbing down the Escape Ladder. One-Eye goes first followed by Han, Nicko and then Windu. Chewie puts Lumpa on his back then he and Cobar also begin their descent.

WIPE TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE DARK FORREST.

Cain, Paige and the Twins continue through the Dark Forest.

JENNA
I’m tired, how much further, Paige??

JAIKE
Me too! Please can we stop??

PAIGE
We have to get over to the other side. Then you can rest, I promise.

CAIN
Thought you’d never been here before?

PAIGE
I know what I’m doing.

CAIN
So you keep saying yet here we still are!

Then she turns to confront him angrily.

PAIGE
Will you stop! I told you I-!

Suddenly Paige SCREAMS as she SLIPS down an embankment. The others RUSH over to see her lying awkwardly several feet below.

JENNA
Paige, are you alright??

CLOSE UP on Paige holding her left leg in pain.

PAIGE
My leg. I think it’s broken.

Cain pulls out some nylon ROPE from his Mandalorian utility belt and tosses the slack down to Paige.

CAIN (O.S.)
Fasten the rope round you good and tight and I’ll pull you up!

She does as instructed then takes hold of the slack. Cain begins HOISTING Paige up the Embankment to safety. Once at the top, to everyone’s SURPRISE, she quickly gets to her feet again.

CAIN
Here, let me take a look at that?

PAIGE
No, its ok, guess I just panicked!

CAIN
Stop arguing and let me see??

PAIGE
I’m fine, really!!

JAIKE
Why won’t you let him help you??

Cain quickly PULLS Paige’s hand away from her leg. Then Cain and the Twins STARE at each other.

CLOSE UP on Paige’s leg, there’s not a mark on her anywhere.

CAIN
Not a scratch or anything, what are you??

PAIGE
It’s nothing I told you I’m fine.

JENNA
I know what it is. You have a Healing Power, Uncle Luke once told us about it.

JAIKE
Yeah, I remember that too. It’s so rare only the most powerful Jedi had it.

JENNA
But you’re not a Jedi so how come??

PAIGE
I don’t now how and that’s the truth.

There’s a brief pause as Paige gathers her composure.

CAIN
Well, whatever she is it ain’t exactly doing much for us. Let’s get outta here.
(to Paige, smugly)
After you, Jedi!

PAIGE
That’s not funny, Cain.

Cain turns to leave as Paige takes the lead again.

WIPE TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

Yaeger stands by his Personal Control Panel listening to a series of Electronic Sounds from a TIE Razor sent over his COM Link.

YAEGER (into COM)
Begin!! There must be no survivors!

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS. THE WRECK

WIDE SHOT on the Cartel Ship. We PAN RIGHT towards a DOZEN TIE Razors now surrounding the entire wreck. Then they begin moving in.

CUT TO:

INT. CARTEL SHIP. ESCAPE LADDER.

Han and the others continue down the Escape Ladder when suddenly we hear the sound of an EXPLOSION from somewhere above.

The Ladder SHUDDERS causing Han to almost lose his footing.

HAN
Now what??

NICKO
Are they under attack??

HAN
No it’s your imagination!

Another explosion causes pieces of debris to fall around them. Chewie HOWLS in frustration as the Ladder SHUDDERS again, Lumpa only just manages to keep hold of his father.

Han looks DOWN then back UP again, seeing nothing in either direction.

HAN
Guess we’re half way there, Chewie.

WINDU
Gentlemen, I suggest we keep moving.

DROP SHOT as they continue down into the darkness.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK. (TOPSIDE)

The attack on the Wreck continues as TIE Razors fly LOW over the surface, firing LASERS and dropping LIGHT BOMBS, explosions RIPPING the Cartel Ship apart as the attack intensifies.

CUT TO:

EXT. DARK FOREST. CLEARING. (DARK SIDE)

WIDE SHOT on the edge of the Dark Forest, the huge Glacier in the distance. We slowly PAN DOWN to a clearing as a Renegade Shuttle comes in to land.

The boarding ramp lowers and Darth Scorn MARCHES out quickly followed by his squad of Dark Troopers. They spread out as they head into the Dark Forest.

CUT TO:

INT. CARTEL SHIP. MAIN LANDING BAY.

The 4 Hutts quickly enter the Bay followed by several Gamorrean Guards, Rotta riding on his Grandfather’s back.

Waiting in the centre is a bug-like ship with long legs. Another explosion ROCKS the Bay as the vessels LONG Boarding Ramp lowers.

Rotta HOPS off his back as Zorba allows everyone on board one at a time.

ZORBA (in Huttese)
Hurry, we don’t have much time!

When all the Hutts are safely on board Zorba activates the Bay Doors with a remote and finally makes his way up the ramp.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK. (TOPSIDE)

CLOSE UP as a TIE Razor DIVES in towards the Wreck and unleashes a barrage of LASER FIRE with several LIGHT BOMBS.

We TRACK behind the Bombs causing a myriad of destruction across the surface.

INT. CARTEL SHIP. MAIN LANDING BAY.

ANGLED SHOT as the roof of the Bay starts to COLLAPSE. Zorba quickly SLITHERS up the ramp as fast as he can... TOO LATE!

The roof CRASHES DOWN on the Transport causing a massive EXPLOSION that fills the Bay with FIRE and SMOKE, killing the Hutts instantly.

CUT TO:

INT. CARTEL SHIP. ESCAPE LADDER.

Han and the others finally reach the bottom of the Ladder. We see some light coming from an alcove with a LARGE hole, the metal bent inwards like something blasted it from outside.

Chewie GRUNTS to Han who looks back in astonishment.

HAN
That’s how you got in? No wonder they took your eye out. No offence, pal.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK. PIPELINES. (CONT.)

WIDE SHOT as Han peers through the hole outside. We slowly PULL BACK revealing a TWIN PIPELINE attached to the underside of the Wreck by Support Brackets.

NICKO
This is the escape route??

One-Eyes shrugs his shoulders, then climbs down onto the LEFT Pipeline and begins carefully making his way along.

HAN
Better make the most of it, kid! This place is falling apart.

Another explosion ROCKS the Wreck. Han climbs down onto the same Pipeline followed by Nicko, Chewie with Lumpa on his back then Cobar and Windu.

HAN (to Windu)
You’re sure this Pipeline leads all the way to the Docking Bay, right?

WINDU
That it does, Captain.

HAN
Alright, time to get off this thing before it takes us to Hell with it.

They begin the long walk to the Falcon along the Pipeline.

WIPE TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. DARK FORREST.

Cain, Paige and the Twins stop by an old tree with a decaying trunk.

PAIGE
We can rest here for a while.

They all rest by some rocks as Paige goes to touch the old tree.

Suddenly she JUMPS backward with FEAR!

JAIKE (O.S.
What is it, what’s wrong??

PAIGE
This tree is dying... they’re all dying!

CAIN
How do you know that?

PAIGE
Something terrible happened here, it’s like nothing is really alive anymore. We should never have come.

CAIN
Excuse me, but wasn’t this your idea!

There’s another brief pause then Paige turns to face Cain.

PAIGE
I want you to take the kids on ahead.

CAIN
Take them where, Paige, like what are we even doing here??

PAIGE
Just do it, Cain. You’ll be safe on the other side, I know it.

CAIN
What are you gonna do?

PAIGE
I’m gonna try and lead whoever’s following us off the scent.

JENNA
No Paige, you can’t leave us!!

JAIKE
Don’t go! It’s too dangerous!!

PAIGE
I have to do this, now go... all of you.

CAIN
Alright, we’ll go on ahead, but if we lose you we can’t come back.

PAIGE
I know. I’ll find you, now get going!

Cain turns to leave with the Twins when Jaike STOPS.

JAIKE
Will we ever see you again?

PAIGE
You will, I promise.

CAIN (to Paige)
Look, I don’t know why you’re doing this but take care, ok?

PAIGE
Thanks. Don’t worry I will.

CAIN
C’mon kids, let’s go.

WIDE SHOT as Cain leaves Paige behind with the Twins looking back all the time, until they are all eventually out of sight. Paige then turns and heads back the way they came from.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK. PIPELINES/UNDERSIDE

Han and the Others continue along then Pipeline, then at last he sees what they’re looking for and moves close to the edge.

HAN’S P.O.V. several hundred meters ahead far below, we see the Falcon still perched on top of the Tree Stump.

HAN (O.S.)
There she is!! Now, all we gotta do is find some way to get their attention.

NICKO
Why don’t you just fire on the ship?

HAN
If that was supposed to be a joke it wasn’t funny, kid!

Suddenly a Laser Blast STRIKES the Pipeline close by.

ANGLED SHOT as 6 TIE Razors RACE past then begin turning for another attack.

HAN (to Others)
Get behind the Support, move!!

They get behind a nearby Support Bracket while shooting back at the enemy.

The Razors ZOOM in FIRING on the Pipeline and it begins to WEAKEN.

NICKO
These blasters are useless against them.

HAN
Looks like it’s up to you, Chewie!

One-Eye suddenly gets up and points his Staff at the Fighters. The Orb at the tip glows then FIRES a bolt of BLUE energy at the ships.

One of them is HIT and spirals out of control into a tree stump.

WINDU
Well done, my friend.

One-Eye responds with a ‘thumbs up’ sign.

We CLOSE UP on the Razors coming in for another pass.

This time part of the Support Bracket is BLASTED away causing the Pipeline to SHUDDER violently. Chewie GROWLS as he and Cobar JUMPS across to the other Pipeline, Cobar FIRES at the ships as they turn for another attack.

CLOSE UP as one of the Razors is HIT in the Eye and EXPLODES.

HAN
Nice shooting, Chewie.

NICKO
Still 4 more of them out there!

CUT TO:

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Sultra enters the Cockpit. Suddenly a FLASH from outside catches her eye and she turns to look. Threepio enters seemingly pleased with himself.

COCKPIT VIEW we see more flashes of light coming from the Pipelines above but some distance away.

THREEPIO
I have entered all of the data exactly as you requested, Miss Kaan.

She continues STARING at something outside.

SULTRA
Threepio, you see what I’m seeing?

He looks in indicated direction.

THREEPIO
Oh yes, Miss Kaan.

She quickly jumps into the Pilots seat and activates the engines.

SULTRA
Grab a seat. I’m gonna need you on this one.

THREEPIO
But I've never Co-Piloted a ship before??

SULTRA
If you don’t we’ll lose them. Is that what you want??

Threepio gets into the Co-Pilots seat without another word.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. LANDING STUMP. THE WRECK.

The Millennium Falcon quickly takes off heading towards the fire fight.

EXT. THE WRECK. PIPELINES/UNDERSIDE.

ANGLED SHOT as the Razors SWOOP in for another attack.

HAN
Sure in the middle of it now.

NICKO
I told you, you should’ve taken that shot.

HAN
Me, fire on my own ship, don’t be ridiculous!

THEIR P.O.V. suddenly 3 of the Fighters are taken out by Laser Bolts coming from elsewhere, the last Razor quickly RACING away. (O.S.)

They turn to look behind as the Falcon RISES from the other side.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Sultra manoeuvres the ship towards the Pipeline flicking some switches.

SULTRA
I’m bringing them in. Keep her steady, ok.

She leaves the Cockpit and a FRANTIC See-Threepio.

THREEPIO
Where are you going, come back!!

EXT. THE WRECK. PIPELINES.

The Falcon moves closer to the Pipeline then the Boarding Ramp lowers. There we see Sultra WAVING ready to bring Han and the Others on board.

SULTRA
Come on, hurry!!

Han gets on board the Falcon first taking Lumpa with him, follow by Nicko then One-Eye who helps Windu onto the Ramp, then finally the Wookies.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. BOARDING RAMP/CORRIDOR

Han goes to close the Boarding Ramp as laser bolts rain down on the ship. One bolt RICOCHETS off the walls into Windu’s back and he DROPS to the floor.

Chewie and Cobar provide covering fire as One-Eye PULLS him into the Corridor to safety, then the Ramp closes.

SULTRA
Threepio, get us out of here!!

CLOSE UP on Han as he turns to STARE at Sultra.

HAN
Threepio! Y’mean a droid is flying my ship??

SULTRA
You got rescued didn’t you!

Chewie GRUNTS to Han who turns to see Windu lying in One-Eye’s arms. Then the old man beckons Han towards him.

HAN
I’m sorry I can’t help you, Old Man.

Windu tries to say something barely audible. Han leans closer to him.

HAN
What are you saying?

WINDU
(whispers)
Save your children, Captain... they are here!

HAN
Where, where are they??

Windu tries to say more but can’t, he then looks at One-Eye and smiles.

WINDU
Good-bye, my friend... until the next time.

We CLOSE UP on Mace Windu as his body slowly DISAPPEARS. One-Eye bows his head at the loss of his old friend.

The Falcon suddenly ROCKS as its HIT by another barrage of lasers.

Han gets up and heads for the Cockpit.

SULTRA
Captain, we need to talk.

HAN
Not now, Girl. C’mon, Chewie!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Threepio continues flying the ship seemingly proud of himself.

THREEPIO
Oh, I think I could get used to this.

Suddenly he is STARTLED by Chewie ROARING behind him, then Han appears.

HAN
Goldenrod, why are we still here??

THREEPIO
Oh, Chewbacca! Well, maybe not.

Threepio quickly gets up and leaves the Cockpit as Han and Chew finally retake their seats of their beloved ship.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK. (UNDERSIDE)

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon RACES between the tree stumps, the Wreck continues to fall apart tree stumps breaking under pressure.

Then we see the last Razor appear still tracking the Falcon.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE WRECK. (TOPSIDE)

As the destruction of the Cartel Ship continues the Razors leave the area.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW racing outward as debris continues to fall all around.

Chewie GROWLS in frustration as the ship is BUFFETED again!

HAN
Keep her steady, Chewie, almost there!!

Han flicks a few switches as he STRUGGLES to keep control.

HAN
Just hope they ain’t tracking us.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. TREE TRUNKS.

The Falcon SPEEDS out from under the DOOMED Cartel Ship, the last Razor is CRUSHED by falling debris.

As the Wreck begins CRUMBLING on all sides, the trees supporting it give way, the fallen Cartel Ship finally PLUNGES into the dark depths of the planet.

WIPE TO:

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE MOUNTAINS. (NIGHT)

WIDE SHOT on The Pyramid as it floats almost serenely in a hostile atmosphere, the planets 2 moons shining through the dark clouds.

INT. DARK PYRAMID. THE DARK LAIR.

The Dark Master appears from out of the Wall at some kind of Console. He moves his fingers over the Panel that lights up in response.

CLOSE UP on a far wall as the Holographic figure of Admiral Yaeger appears.

YAEGER
It is done, Dark Master. The Hutts have been eliminated. Scorn is on the trail of The Last Skywalker as we speak and the Imperial Fleet will arrive at any moment.

DARK MASTER
You have done well, Centurion. I am sending you the Kyber Crystal.

CLOSE UP on the Dark Master holding the REAL Kyber Crystal.

A small horizontal Portal appears over the Console, he lowers the Crystal inside then it fades.

YAEGER
I have the Crystal, Master.

DARK MASTER
Take the Dreadnaught to the Firing Position, then prime the Super Weapon ready to fire on my command.

YAEGER
(bows)
Yes, my Master!

The image of Yaeger fades, the Dark Master recedes back into the Wall when the Console FLASHES again. He goes back and runs his hands over the light.

CLOSE UP on the far Wall again where another Hologram appears, a dark hooded creature mostly in shadow with the deep RED EYES of the Wraith.

DARK MASTER
Centurion Baalk! And to what do I owe this unexpected pleasure?

CENTURION BAALK
Centurion Molloch! The time has come for you to deliver on your pledge to The Empress. But she will tolerate no further delays... and I will gladly take your place if you fail.

DARK MASTER
You dare to patronise me on the verge of our greatest victory when you know I will destroy you for it??

BAALK
Do not threaten me, Centurion! Your catalogue of failures has not gone unnoticed. This dire obsession with The Sith Empire that served no purpose!! Your futile attempts to destroy The Chosen One!! And now we hear that a member of your Clan has somehow gone ‘missing’!!

DARK MASTER
I do not perceive Kaizor to be a problem! And may I also remind you, if it were not for me there would be no path to eternity.

BAALK
I digress, but then things change... and she is still in command here.

DARK MASTER
What do you mean?

BAALK
I am here to inform you that there has been a ‘change’ in her plans.

DARK MASTER
A change... for what purpose!

BAALK
Do not concern yourself too much, Centurion. You shall have your invasion, but the Empress will be coming ahead of the Armada.

DARK MASTER
I demand to know why?? I have most certainly earned that right!

BAALK
I’m afraid I cannot reveal the extent of this action, but merely remind you of her ‘Grand Plan’ and The Great Barrier that ‘must’ fall before the next Midichlorian Starburst.

DARK MASTER
The Chosen One cannot destroy us unless he is complete, the Empress ‘knows’ this, and only I hold the key to resolving his fate!

BAALK
Nevertheless it is decided! She will come and the Armada will follow. I trust you will now prepare for her arrival?

DARK MASTER
You may tell her it will be done.

BAALK
I look forward to meeting you, Centurion.

DARK MASTER
On the contrary, I guarantee this pleasure will be all mine.

The image of Baalk fades as the Dark Master remains by the Console.

WIPE TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. (DAY)

The Falcon suddenly BURSTS out of the trees SKIMMING over the Jungle World.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Chewie GRUNTS something to Han who’s mind is clearly elsewhere.

Then Nicko joins them in the Cockpit.

NICKO
If we could only find that Mandalorian ship we might just get a ride out of here.

HAN
We’re not going anywhere without my kids!

NICKO
Maybe someone else knows where they are?

HAN
Somehow I doubt that.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD.

Sultra slumps into a chair opposite Threepio.

THREEPIO
I assume you haven’t told him yet?

SULTRA
How did you guess!

THREEPIO
Impossible man! Sometimes I wonder if he’s really worth it.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW flying low over the Jungle World, ahead we see the Dark Forest.

HAN
Do me a favour, kid. Go find out what’s “so important” with that ex Co-Pilot of yours!

NICKO
I’ll see what I can do.

Nicko leaves the Cockpit.

HAN
Dunno if this is gonna work, Chewie. Set the ship’s scanning frequency to maximum.

Chewbacca flicks a few switches as Han sits back watching a BEEPING Monitor.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. DARK FORREST. (TWILIGHT)

We PAN RIGHT with the Falcon as it flies LOW over the Dark Forest.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Han continues watching the BEEPING Monitor. Then Chewie MURMURS something more than a little concerned.

HAN
Coming up on the Dark Side! Nothing, Chewie, they don’t even register.

COCKPIT VIEW ahead we see a Glacier lit by the planets closely orbiting moons!

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER. (NIGHT)

The Falcon RACES low towards HUGE Mountains barely visible through the harsh weather conditions.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Suddenly an ALARM goes off in the Cockpit.

HAN
What the-!!

Chewie ROARS in frustration looking around.

HAN
Something locked onto us... closing fast!!

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER.

The Falcon TWISTS and TURNS as it gains height, then we SEE the incoming MISSILE with a RED trail.

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon SWINGS round to avoid it... TOO LATE!

The Falcon takes a HIT on the Port Side, FIRE and FLAME pouring outward as the ship RAPIDLY starts losing height.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

The Cockpit is BUFFETED wildly as Han and Chewie STRUGGLE to stay in control.

HAN
I can’t hold it, brace for impact!!

COCKPIT VIEW the ship heads out of control towards the Glacier.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD.

The occupants STRUGGLE to stay seated as the lights FLASH on and off.

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER.

The Falcon comes CRASHING down into the snow DRIFTING several hundred yards across the Glacier before finally coming to a complete stop. We PULL BACK to see the ship in the middle of the Glacier, the Mountains on one side and the Dark Forest on the other.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT. (DARK SIDE)

WIDE SHOT across empty space. Suddenly HUNDREDS of ships begin appearing from Hyperspace, 6 Imperial Command ships swarmed by dozens of Star Destroyers. We PAN RIGHT as they approach the Ice World side of Hudinez.

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIDGE.

Yemell and Zarkoff stand waiting on the Bridge as Kassar approaches.

YEMELL
We’ve arrived in the Hudinez System, Admiral, no sign of any enemy contacts!

KASSAR
Good work, Commander.

OFFICER (O.S.)
Admiral, we’re picking up a deflector shield generated across the mountains.

KASSAR
The whole of the mountains!!

OFFICER
Yes, Sir.

YEMELL (to Kassar)
So much for our surprise attack!

KASSAR
Inform General Vermount to begin assembling his Ground Assault Troops.

OFFICER
Yes, Admiral.

ZARKOFF
(pointing)
Commander look!!

BRIDGE VIEW towards the planet we tiny specs of light appearing ahead.

YEMELL (O.S.)
It’s the Insurgents!! They’re attempting to form a blockade around the Dark Side.

KASSAR
Commander, instruct the fleet to begin moving in to firing range.

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH/LOW ORBIT

WIDE SHOT as the Imperial Fleet begins MOVING towards the planet.

THEN we see HUNDREDS of Insurgent ships of varying shapes and sizes scattered across the Dark Side of Hudinez!

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIDGE.

On the Bridge Kassar, Yemell and Zarkoff continue to watch the proceedings.

OFFICER (O.S.)
We’re within firing range, Commander.

YEMELL
Target their shield and open fire!!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT as the Imperial ships unleash a BOMBARDMENT of GREEN laser fire PAST the Insurgent Fleet towards the invisible shield behind. They quickly respond with streaks of ORANGE and RED Laser Fire of their own.

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIDGE.

OFFICER (O.S.)
The shield is too strong, Commander.

ZARKOFF (to Yemell)
We’ll have to find another way in!

YEMELL
Signal the fleet to begin targeting all enemy ships on the far side of the Mountain Range.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

Again the Imperial ships open fire, this time concentrating their efforts on a specific area of the Insurgents Blockade, but for now it holds firm.

WIPE TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. DARK FORREST. (DARK SIDE)

Scorn’s Troopers find the Escape Pod and quickly search the area.

Then he arrives and is approached by the Leader.

COMMANDER
There’s nothing here, Sir.

Scorn senses something and looks down to see tracks in the snow.

SCORN
These tracks lead east of this location.

COMMANDER
The humans cannot escape the Dark Forest.

SCORN
They can and they will, Commander! They must be found before more help arrives.

CUT TO:

EXT. DARK FOREST. CLEARING. (LIGHT SIDE)

WIDE SHOT as Cain and the Twins emerge in a clearing but seemingly a dead end. They look over the edge of the cliffs where water GUSHES out from the rocks, the Jungle beyond just visible in the distance.

On the edge of the cliffs are several LARGE tree stumps, one of them with a gaping HOLE inside. They make their way over to the tree stump.

CAIN
You two get inside and keep outta sight.

JAIKE
What are you gonna do?

CAIN
Try and defend our position, that’s what.

JENNA
No, Cain you can’t!

CAIN
You got a better idea?

JENNA
Paige will save us I know she will.

CAIN
Now where have I heard that before, just get inside the tree, Jenna!

The Twins get in the tree. Cain turns and brings Dio out of his pocket.

CLOSE UP on the little Droid in the palm of his hand.

CAIN
(quietly)
Do me a favour, pal. Go find that crazy girl and bring her back in one piece, ok.

Dio CLICKS a few times in reply then flies off into the Forest.

JENNA (O.S.)
See, I was right. You do care about her!

Jenna laughs then gets back inside the tree.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT. (LIGHT SIDE)

ANGLED SHOT the Jedi Cruiser appears from Hyperspace PANNING LEFT as the ship continues towards the lush green side of the planet Hudinez.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. THE LOUNGE.

General Sookie stands by the Console staring at a Display Screen. Leia is with Haigh and Barrahan on the other side.

SOOKIE (to Leia)
We have finally arrived.

LEIA
Any sign of our Imperial hosts?

SOOKIE
Let’s just say their battle among the stars is well and truly underway.

Barrahan stares at another Monitor.

BARRAHAN
We’re not detecting any shields this side and the Dreadnaught is not in this system.

HAIGH
What about the Droid?

Sookie looks back his Monitor as it starts BEEPING.

SOOKIE (to Leia)
The information is coming through now. As you rightly predicted your droid is located over on the Dark Side east of the Mountain Range.

LEIA
Then he couldn’t be on the base?

SOOKIE
So it would seem. I’m sending the coordinates to the MOLE now.

HAIGH (to Leia)
We better go while there’s still time.

Sookie hands Leia the Device Reader.

SOOKIE
You’ll need this to extract the data from the Silo Patch, the process is fully automatic.

LEIA
Thank you again for all your help, General.

SOOKIE
As always it has been a pleasure. Be careful, Admiral. And May the Force be with you.

Leia nods then leaves the Lounge with Haigh and Barrahan.

CUT TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

The Jedi Cruiser comes to a STOP closer to the planet.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

Leia enters the Bay, her Personal Guards already assembled by the MOLE. A Boarding Ramp lowers and everyone climbs inside.

High above the MOLE the Bay Door slowly begins opening.

INT. THE MOLE. COCKPIT.

The MOLE’s cramped Cockpit has 5 seats, 2 for the Pilots, Danzon and Willard already seated, and 3 behind taken by Leia, Haigh and Barrahan. There are no windows, the Cockpit surrounded by a myriad of Screens, Switches and Dials.

HAIGH
Alright Danzon, take us out!

DANZON
Yes, Commander.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

The MOLE gracefully RISES from the deck and flies through the Bay Door.

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

The vehicle HOVERS over the Jedi Cruiser. Suddenly the rear engine comes to life and PROPELS the MOLE towards the planet.

INT. THE MOLE. COCKPIT.

DANZON
Coordinates locked in, Commander.

HAIGH (to Danzon)
Activate the Outer Shields.

Danzon flicks several switches around him.

DANZON
Outer Shields activated.

BARRAHAN
Hit the throttle, Danzon!

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

PANNING SHOT as the MOLE speeds towards the Jungle World then SLAMS into the planets atmosphere where it disappears into the clouds.

INT. THE MOLE. COCKPIT.

The interior is BUFFETED wildly as the MOLE continues on its course.

BARRAHAN
Sure hope this thing holds together.

LEIA
We’re about to find out, Captain.

WILLARD
Approaching ground zero, Commander!

HAIGH
Fire up the Drill, ready to engage!

EXT. HUDINEZ. THE CLOUDS/JUNGLE WORLD. (DAY)

The MOLE suddenly BURSTS through the clouds heading straight DOWN.

CLOSE UP on the front of the vessel as half a dozen LASER BEAMS appear like Lightsabers then begin ROTATING at HIGH SPEED around the cone.

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE TREES.

DROP SHOT as the MOLE then PLUNGES through the trees then seconds later goes underground leaving a large CRATER in its wake.

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT as green energy beams STRIKE several Insurgent ships, one of them EXPLODES in turn causing a domino effect taking several other ships with it.

The Destroyers continue closing in as they FIRE on at the crippled ships.

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIDGE.

BRIDGE VIEW we see the explosion creates a GAPING HOLE in the Insurgents Blockade on the Eastern side of the planet.

ZARKOFF
The Blockade is collapsing!

YEMELL
Begin launching all Troop Carriers.

OFFICER (O.S.)
Yes, Commander.

KASSAR
I shall leave matters in your capable hands, Commander Yemell.

Kassar leaves the Bridge while Yemell and Zarkoff remain.

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT as DOZENS of Imperial Troop Carriers, box-shaped Transports with large wings and powerful engines, begin DROPPING from the Command Ships, then head towards the planet, passing through the parted Blockade as the Insurgent ships continue to fire on them.

CUT TO:

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Chewie GROWLS in frustration as he tries restarting the engines again.

HAN
Keep trying Chewie! I’m gonna check the rest of the ship.

Han then leaves the Cockpit.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD. (CONT.)

Sultra sits slumped over the Dejarik table as Han enters the Hold and signals Nicko towards him.

HAN
Got a job for you kid. Follow me!

They quickly leave the Hold.

THREEPIO
Someone should talk some sense into that man!

SULTRA
Someone... ! Wait here, I got an idea.

Then Sultra leaves the Hold for the Cockpit.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Chewie continues trying to restart the Falcons engines but to no avail. He ROARS in frustration as Sultra enters and takes the Pilot’s seat.

SULTRA
Damn this piece of junk! Might as well get out and walk, Chewbacca.

Chewie GRUNTS something in response.

SULTRA
Does that Captain of yours listen to anyone?

This time he just shrugs his shoulders.

SULTRA
Well, if he really wants his kids back then he better start.

Chewie GROWLS something at her seemingly bemused.

SULTRA
You really wanna know... ok, I’ll tell you!

CUT TO:

EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. (TOPSIDE)

Rising through Hatches on either side, Han and Nicko appear on top of the ship mostly covered by snow. Now wearing protective clothing, with visibility down to 50 yards, they make their way over to the damaged Port Side.

NICKO
Can’t see a damn thing out here! You sure you can get this bucket back together again?

HAN
Kid, if you wanna get off this rock, then you better hope so!

NICKO
If that was supposed to make me feel better, trust me it didn’t.

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER.

We slowly PULL BACK from the stricken ship as Han and Nicko begin the repairs as the BLUSTERY conditions continue to get worse.

WIPE TO:

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER. (EAST)

WIDE SHOT towards TALL cliffs as the Imperial Troop Carriers slowly descend on to the icy surface. The front end of each Carrier lowers, from inside HUNDREDS of Ground Troops pour down to the surface followed by NEW Super Battle Tanks. Heavily armoured floating vehicles with twin canons on the top, smaller ones on either side plus an array of other weapons at the front.

CUT TO:

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER. (WEST)

WIDE SHOT on the other side of the Glacier towards the mountain range. Several Portals open into a GIANT archway. From these another ARMY emerges as HUNDREDS of Dark Troopers march across the icy plains followed by 18 foot tall robots with dome-shaped heads. The MECHA Troopers STRIDE along on hooves and have 2 long arms, the Left Arm has a Rocket Launcher, the Right Arm a Blaster while the shoulders each carry a Laser Canon.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Chewie and Sultra are still trying to get the Falcon started when Cobar and One-Eye join them in the Cockpit.

Then a BEEPING sound goes off on a Monitor, Sultra stares at it curiously.

SULTRA
What the heck is that?

Chewie looks at the Monitor and GROWLS something at her.

SULTRA
Two armies you say. But armies of what!!

Then she looks at the Monitor.

SULTRA
We gotta get outta here and fast!

The Wookie GRUNTS at Cobar then he and One-Eye leave the Cockpit.

EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. (TOPSIDE)

Han and Nicko manage to patch up the Falcon stopping the spread of smoke.

HAN
That should do it for now, kid!

NICKO
Sure hope so. Don’t think I can take much more of this place.

HAN
Yeah, I know what you mean.

They are then joined by One-Eye and Cobar. One-Eye makes more ERRATIC hand signs as Cobar translates.

HAN
What do you mean “They’re coming??”

NICKO
It’s the Jedi... it’s gotta be, right?

Cobar shakes his head then points in 2 different directions.

HAN
I don’t think so, kid.

Suddenly red and green LASER BOLTS begin SHOOTING over their heads. Then EXPLOSIONS go off all around them uncomfortably close.

One-Eye gives Han a small pair of Macro Binoculars and he quickly goes to look to the EAST of their position.

HAN’S P.O.V. slowly ZOOMING IN we see nothing but the icy plains at first, then something black and shiny comes into view. An entire ARMY of something Han has never seen before.

HAN (O.S.)
What are those??

Cobar GRUNTS something and Han turns to look at the Wookie.

HAN
The Imperial Renegade! How come I never heard of that before??

The Wookie SHRUGS then Han goes to look to the WEST side of the Glacier.

HAN
Wait a minute, I don’t believe this!

HAN’S P.O.V. again slowly ZOOMING IN we see nothing at first, then the white armour of the Imperial Forces comes into view and their Super Battle Tanks.

HAN (O.S.)
We’re in the middle of a war zone!!

Han then pulls out his Communicator.

HAN (into COM Link)
(quickly)
Chewie!! Grab all the weapons you can carry and get up here, right now!

CUT TO:

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER. (EAST)

ANGLED SHOT on the Imperial Forces FIRING everything they’ve got towards the other side of the Glacier at the Renegade Army they cannot see!

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER. (WEST)

ANGLED SHOT on the Imperial Renegade as they continue FIRING while slowly advancing towards an army they also cannot see!

EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. (TOPSIDE)

Chewie appears from the Hatch and passes some weapons to the others.

Suddenly another explosion goes off nearby throwing snow high into the air that comes down all over the Wookie who ROARS in frustration.

HAN
You said it, Chewie!! Imperial’s on one side, Imperial’s on the other. Like, who the hell are we supposed to be shooting at??

NICKO
We’re not actually taking them on, right?

HAN
You got a better idea kid?

NICKO
Now that you mention it, not really!

HAN (to Chewie)
You and Cobar take the guys to the east the rest of us will cover the other side.

We slowly PULL BACK from the Falcon’s Hull as they prepare to take on the approaching enemies, Laser Fire continues to RAGE over the ship.

WIPE TO:

INT. JEDI CRUISER. THE LOUNGE.

General Sookie is stood beside the Console watching proceedings on a Monitor. He looks around curiously and brings out his Communicator.

SOOKIE (into COM Link)
Greta! Where is Master Janus?

GRETA (V.O. Speaker)
I haven’t seen him since we left the Regatta System. Is there a problem?

SOOKIE
No problem. Carry on with your duties.

We CLOSE UP on General Sookie as he stares at the Console.

SOOKIE (to Himself)
What are you really up to, Kyle Janus?

WIPE TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. THE PLANET’S CORE.

We TRACK behind the MOLE as it SPEEDS through the planets surface.

INT. THE MOLE. COCKPIT.

CLOSE UP on a Display Screen showing the MOLE coming towards the surface.

WILLARD (O.S.)
We’re approaching the Glacier.

LEIA
How long?

WILLARD
E.T.A. 20 minutes, Admiral!

DANZON
Commander, it looks like the battle already extended down to the surface, the droid is surrounded by hostiles closing in.

LEIA
Continue on course!

Haigh turns to face Leia with a look of surprise!

HAIGH
Admiral, you would risk taking the MOLE into a war zone?

LEIA
We have no choice... I have no choice.

BARRAHAN
But if we’re captured or any of this leaks!

LEIA (to Haigh)
We have to take that chance, Commander... we agreed, remember?

HAIGH (to Barrahan)
She’s right, we can’t stop now.
(to Danzon)
Continue full speed towards the droid!

DANZON
Yes, Commander.

EXT. HUDINEZ. THE PLANET’S CORE.

TRACKING SHOT on the MOLE as it continues on course towards the Glacier.

WIPE TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

WIDE SHOT on the Dreadnaught in the emptiness of space above the planet’s sun.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

Yaeger stands on the Bridge by his Control Panel patiently waiting.

DRONE (O.S.)
Admiral, we are in position.

YAEGER
Hold here and begin charging the Super Weapon to maximum capacity!

We hear a HUMMING sound getting HIGHER in pitch as Yaeger observes the distant planet of Hudinez.

CUT TO:

INT. JEDI CRUISER. THE LOUNGE.

CLOSE UP on Sookie STARING round at the walls of the Lounge as if sensing something elsewhere.

He then quickly leaves The Lounge.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. COCKPIT.

Tabanah and Padoche are at the controls with Greta sat behind. Sookie enters but doesn’t take a seat. Instead he STARES out through the Port Side window towards the System’s distant sun.

GRETA
(curiously)
General, is everything alright?

SOOKIE
I’m not sure that it is.

She gets up and stares out of the window beside him.

SOOKIE
Can’t you sense it, Greta?

There’s a brief pause... THEN.

GRETA
Yes, I believe I can. But what is it?

SOOKIE
A powerful build up of energy unlike anything I’ve ever felt before.

GRETA
It seems to be coming from that sun.

SOOKIE
Master Tabanah, is there anything else out there besides what we already know?

TABANAH
Nothing General!

SOOKIE (to Greta)
Then we must go and investigate.

GRETA
But why must we? What’s out there?

SOOKIE
Master Padoche, begin turning the ship around and head towards the planet’s sun.

PADOCHE
As you wish, General.

Sookie then leaves the Cockpit and Greta follows.

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. LOW ORBIT.

The Jedi Cruiser TURNS around then SPEEDS away towards the distant sun.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. THE LOUNGE.

Sookie and Greta are joined in the Lounge by Wedge and is T-Wing Pilots.

WEDGE
You requested to see us, General?

SOOKIE
Yes Commander, I believe there may be great danger ahead and require your ‘assistance’.

WEDGE
What great danger are you referring to, Sir?

SOOKIE
I will explain everything, but we must forge a plan of attack immediately.

ZACK
An attack against what!

SOOKIE
Perhaps the greatest danger of all!

CLOSE UP on Wedge and his Pilots looking totally bemused.

WIPE TO:

EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. (TOPSIDE)

LASER FIRE and EXPLOSIONS continue overhead as Han looks through the Macro Binoculars again.

HAN
They’re almost in range.

NICKO
I can’t believe we’re even doing this.

HAN
Don’t think just make every shot count!

NICKO
You do realise the odds aren’t exactly in our favour, right??

HAN
Never tell me the odds, kid.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Threepio joins Sultra in the Cockpit sitting behind her. She tries to restart the ship again but the engines just WHINE to a halt.

SULTRA (into COM)
Captain this thing is dead!!

HAN (V.O. Speaker)
Just keep trying.

SULTRA
Yeah right. “Just keep trying” he says!

Sultra gets up and flicks some switches on a Side Panel. Suddenly ALL of the lights go out and the ship WHINES to a halt. Frustrated, she WALLOPS the Panel with here bare fist and the Falcon SPRINGS to LIFE with a LOW HUM.

SULTRA
(amazed)
I don’t believe it!

THREEPIO
Oh my, Miss Kaan, you did it!!

EXT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. (TOPSIDE)

CLOSE UP on Han looking around curiously.

HAN
You feel that??

NICKO
Feel what??

One-Eye TAPS Han on the shoulder and gives him a big THUMBS UP.

HAN
It’s the Falcon... she’s back!! C’mon Chewie, time to go people.

NICKO
Not gonna argue with that.

Han gets up a heads for the Hatches quickly followed by the others.

CUT TO:

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Threepio tends to something at the rear of the Cockpit.

THREEPIO
We will be in visual range any moment.

SULTRA
More good news, thanks Threepio.

Then Han, Chewie and Nicko enter in their normal clothes and retake their seats. An explosion ROCKS the Cockpit as Sultra turns to leave.

SULTRA
She’s all yours, Captain!

Then she STOPS to look back at Han

SULTRA (CONT.)
Aren’t you gonna ask what’s so important?

NICKO
Ermm, I really think you should, Captain.

Chewie also MURMURS something to him.

HAN
Yeah, like what?

Sultra looks at Chewie then Nicko who both SHRUG innocently.

HAN
Well... What??

SULTRA
I know where your kids are.

HAN
Why the hell didn’t you tell me so??

SULTRA
What do you think I’ve been trying to do for the last hour??

HAN
So... where are they??

THREEPIO
Captain, I took the liberty of inputting the precise coordinates in your ships computer. All you have to do is-!

HAN
I know what to do, Threepio! Alright, Chewie, start her up.
(to Others)
Go strap yourselves in we’re outta here!

SULTRA
Thanks for nothing, I guess.

They leave the Cockpit as Han and Chewie prepare for take off. The engines FIRE UP as the ship is ROCKED by another EXPLOSION!

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER.

HIGH ANGLED SHOT we see the 2 armies getting closer as the Falcon finally LIFTS OFF the ground.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Chewie ROARS as EXPLOSIONS and LASER FIRE carries on all around them.

HAN
Punch it, Chewie!!

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER.

The Falcon RACES away just as a BLAST goes off right where the ship stood!

CUT TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. THE PLANET’S CORE.

The MOLE continues TWISTING and TURNING as it borrows through the planet.

INT. THE MOLE. COCKPIT.

DANZON
Commander, the Droid is moving away!!

HAIGH
Moving, moving how?

There’s a brief pause as Danzon stares at his Scope.

DANZON
Got it, Commander! A YT-1300 Freighter now heading beneath the planet.

CLOSE UP on Leia and Haigh as they look at each other.

HAIGH
Han Solo... he’s here??

LEIA
But what’s he up to?

BARRAHAN
Maybe he already has the Children!

LEIA
No! I don’t think so.
(to Haigh)
Can we track them from below the surface?

HAIGH
Yes, we can but it won’t be easy.

LEIA
We can’t lose them now, Commander!

HAIGH
Danzon, follow that ship!

EXT. HUDINEZ. THE PLANET’S CORE.

ANGLED SHOT as the MOLE begins turning and tracking the Millennium Falcon.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

Yaeger is by his Control Panel as the HUMMING reaches its peak and STOPS.

DRONE #1 (O.S.)
We have reached Maximum Capacity, Admiral.

YEAGER
Very well! Continue to hold.

DRONE #2 (O.S.)
Admiral, we are detecting a ship approaching from the Hudinez System.

YAEGER
Identify!

DRONE #2
It is the Jedi Cruiser, Excelsior.

CLOSE UP on Yeager as he tunes to STARE outside the Bride window.

YAEGER
So, the Jedi have decided to join the fight to save their friends after all.

TROOPER
The Jedi are a threat to us, the ship must be destroyed immediately!

YAEGER
Perhaps not, Commander! I think it is time we tested the Jedi’s resolve.

He walks over towards the Drone’s Control Pit.

YAEGER
Activate the Tractor Beam bring them into the Main Hanger. Commander, ready your Troopers.

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

The Jedi Cruiser approaches something in the distance over the Sun of Hudinez.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW as the ship approaches the giant frame of the Dreadnaught.

PADOCHE (O.S.)
Still nothing on the Scanners!

SOOKIE (O.S.)
It would appear radiation from the Suns rays is somehow concealing the ship.

Suddenly the Cruiser is slightly JOLTED by something.

TABANAH
Tractor Beam, they’re pulling us in.

SOOKIE
Clearly they don’t intend to destroy us, or at least not yet.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM/DREADNAUGHT HULL.

The Dreadnaught grows larger as the Jedi Cruiser approaches.

Eventually the Excelsior is brought under Renegade ship towards the Main Hanger Bay.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. MAIN HANGER BAY. (CONT.)

WIDE SHOT as the Jedi Cruiser lands in the center of an empty Landing Bay.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. COCKPIT.

SOOKIE (to Padoche)
Raise the shields soon as we leave. Whatever happens, you are our only way out of here.

PADOCHE
We’ll be waiting, General.

SOOKIE (to Greta)
Are the others ready?

GRETA
Ready at your command, General!

Sookie and Greta then leave the Cockpit.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. MAIN HANGER BAY.

The Jedi Cruiser’s rear Boarding Ramp lowers. 6 Jedi Knight’s led by General Sookie appear and slowly walk down into the Bay.

GRETA
So where’s the welcoming committee!

ZEFFON
Strange, I don’t sense anything?

SAMARI
Me neither, it’s like the ship is dead!

VANOUR
This place is giving me the creeps.

LIMASS
You worry too much, my friend.

SOOKIE
Do not let your feelings sway you, keep you mind here and now and remain focused.

Suddenly the Jedi come under FIRE from the Dark Troopers, they QUICKLY raise their weapons and neatly DEFLECT every shot.

They begin MOVING forward taking down the enemy with equal efficiency.

SOOKIE
We must make our way to the Bridge!

SAMARI
How do we find it?

SOOKIE
The enemy will guide us as they always do.

GRETA
In other words it’s a trap!

SOOKIE
I prefer to think of it an invitation we have already accepted.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. EXIT CORRIDOR.

The Jedi clear the Bay then head into the Exit Corridor through the open Blast Door. More Troopers appear in the Corridor but the Jedi easily take them down then TURN into another Corridor and advance.

LIMASS
I’ve never seen soldiers like these before.

ZEFFON
This fight is almost too easy General?

VANOUR
But who is the real enemy?

SOOKIE
That Master Vanour, I intend to find out.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

CLOSE UP on Yeager stood by his Control Panel patiently waiting.

DRONE (O.S.)
Admiral, the Jedi have just entered the Main Corridor in sector 12.

YAEGER
Set the ship to Fully Automatic and clear the Bridge immediately!

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. CORRIDOR/BRIDGE ENTRANCE.

The Jedi continue down the Corridor when the Dark Troopers begin BACKING OFF!

LIMASS
They’re retreating!

GRETA
General, I don’t like this.

SOOKIE
We must be close but also cautious.

They deactivate their weapons and head towards the Bridge Entrance.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

WIDE SHOT as the Jedi enter the Bridge. It’s deserted EXCEPT for an individual stood at Yeager’s Control Panel. The Jedi make their way to the far end.

GRETA
No one’s here! So who’s flying the ship?

SOOKIE
I suspect this vessel may be more self-sufficient than anyone realised.

LIMASS
How is that even possible?

We CLOSE UP on a middle-aged man stood at Yeager’s Control Panel, wearing a military uniform, staring outside as if unaware of the Jedi’s presence.

GRETA
That is not Admiral Yaeger.

SOOKIE
You’re right, Greta. It is not. I believe it was a man named ‘Thalon’.

LIMASS
What do you mean “was”?

Sookie steps closer to the man, he reaches out with his hand that goes right THROUGH, barely affecting the image.

ZEFFON (O.S.)
It’s a Hologram??

GRETA
A very sophisticated Hologram!

SOOKIE
Yes, and this could only mean one thing. The Insurgence was a lie from the start, a ploy to draw the enemy out into the open.

SAMARI
But they didn’t know we were coming. And what is this lie you speak of?

SOOKIE
Isn’t it obvious, did you not feel anything?

VANOUR
Feel what??

SOOKIE
The Insurgents became the very thing we have just been fighting against, Cyborgs! However, the real question is why??

Suddenly they are startled by a VOICE from behind them.

YAEGER (O.S.)
Why indeed, General Sookie!

They TURN to see Admiral Yaeger stood at the Bridge Entrance with several Dark Troopers. The Jedi ignite their weapons until Sookie CALMLY raises a hand.

SOOKIE
You know who I am?

YAEGER
Who doesn’t know about the wise and powerful, General Karral Sookie! Intrepid Commander of Skywalker’s Jedi Army and his futile attempts to destroy the Dark Side.

SOOKIE
It seems you have me at a disadvantage. Then
you are Admiral Yaeger, I presume!

YAEGER
Correct, General! And, you have my word, your many questions will be answered. However, for now I require your undivided attention.

Several WHITE beams come down over the Jedi, each one WRAPPING itself around them then HOISTING the Jedi high above the Bridge.

CLOSE UP of a BLACK DOME on the ceiling the Energy Beams came from. Yaeger’s Troopers surround the Jedi while the Drones return to the Control Pit.

YAEGER
You cannot resist the Restraining Beam, to do so will only inflict more pain.

Greta continues to STRUGGLE as do the others EXCEPT Sookie.

SOOKIE (to Jedi)
Save your strength for another time.

YAEGER
Wise words, General! Incidentally, your mind powers will not work in the Beams.

The Jedi slowly begin to relax. Their Weapons drop then onto the floor.
Yeager picks up one of the Lightsabers and observes it curiously.

GRETA (O.S.)
You’ve never seen a Lightsaber before?

YAEGER
Oh, yes. Many times! But we have no need for such a crude weapon.

SAMARI
And may I ask, who are “we” exactly?

YAEGER
My name is Thaull, Grand Centurion of the of The Wraith! This Admiral Klaus Yaeger he died many years ago on the planet Sippodine and I now take his place as one.

SAMARI
Shape-Shifters!

SOOKIE
I have never heard of your species before?

YAEGER
Yes, I know!! But tell me, what are the Jedi doing so deep in the Unknown Regions?

SOOKIE
We are here to save our people, trapped on a planet with no means of escape.

YAEGER
How unfortunate! We too are on a mission, to save my people from certain death. Survivors of a war you couldn’t possibly imagine.

CLOSE UP on Sookie staring down at Yaeger suspiciously.

SOOKIE
What is it you ‘really’ want??

YAEGER
Very well, General. Since you are already my prisoners, I shall tell you.

Yaeger picks up the other Weapons and places them in a Holder on his Control Panel, then he turns his attention to the view outside.

YAEGER
You see, in order to save my people, first I must get them here, to do that I must break through The Great Barrier.

VANOUR
Impossible!! Nothing can penetrate The Great Barrier, even the Ancient’s couldn’t do it.

Yaeger curiously turns to face the Jedi.

YAEGER
Is that what you truly believe??

SAMARI
It’s the truth, what other belief is there?

CLOSE UP on Yaeger STARING up at Sookie in disbelief.

YEAGER
You really don’t know, do you!

GRETA (O.S.)
Don’t know what?? General Sookie, what’s he talking about??

CLOSE UP on Sookie STARING down reluctantly at Yeager.

SOOKIE
The one thing we never imagined... Invasion!

YAEGER
It appears your Grand Master also owes you an explanation, unless of course, he never knew the truth either.

DRONE #1
Admiral, we have received the order to begin!

YAEGER
Prepare to fire the Weapon on my command!

CLOSE UP on the Jedi as they watch expecting the inevitable... THEN!

DRONE #2 (O.S.)
Admiral, another ship is approaching!

Yaeger goes to look at a screen on his Control Panel.

CLOSE UP on the Screen we see a 2D image of a T-65 X-Wing Fighter.

YAEGER (O.S.)
Well, well. Skywalker has also come to play.
(to Drones)
Star Fighter’s course and heading?

DRONE #2 (O.S.)
The ship is inside a Hyperspace Lane headed for the planet. 5 minutes to firing range.

YAEGER
So he hasn’t detected us! Well then, we must find a way to persuade him.

COMMANDER
Admiral, we must fire the Super Weapon now, the Dark Master commands it!

YAEGER
Patience Commander, I have a Jedi to catch.
(to Drones)
Prepare to launch a Hyperspace Detonator!

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HYPERSPACE.

CLOSE UP on Luke’s X-Wing still flying through Hyperspace.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

Luke TAPS his helmet as if sensing something.

LUKE
Artoo, I’m picking up some interference.

The droid BEEPS a little confused.

LUKE
Nothing! Are you sure??

Artoo confirms it.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

DRONE #2 (O.S.)
Star Fighter 4 minutes to firing range!

YAEGER
Launch the Hyperspace Detonator and activate the Cloaking Device.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

WIDE SHOT on the Dreadnaught as it FIRES a small Canister out into space where it suddenly VANISHES. Then the ship SLOWLY begins to DISAPPEAR one piece at a time until it’s totally INVISIBLE.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW as Luke SPEEDS through Hyperspace, suddenly there’s a HUGE flash of light followed by an EXPLOSION!

Luke covers his eyes as Artoo lets out an electronic SCREAM!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HYPERSPACE/HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

The ship is sent SPINNING then CRASHES through the Hyperspace Wall where it continues to TUMBLE through normal space.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

Artoo WHISTLES frantic as Luke FIGHTS to gain control of the ship.

COCKPIT VIEW the ship SPINNING until Luke manages to gain control and the X-Wing eventually stabilizes.

Luke breathes a sigh of relief as Artoo BEEPS his own thoughts.

LUKE
A Hyperspace Detonator! Someone’s definitely trying to get our attention, Artoo.

Artoo WHISTLES more than a little concerned.

LUKE
Then we’ll have to flush them out. Prepare to activate the Ejection Module.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

CLOSE UP on Yaeger looking down at his Control Panel.

DRONE #2 (O.S.)
Star Fighter 3 minutes to firing range!

DRONE #1 (O.S.)
Admiral, we are receiving a transmission from the Pyramid.

YAEGER
Prepare to receive communication.

He then turns to look up at the Jedi.

YAEGER
General Sookie, there’s someone I’d like you to meet. May I introduce... your destroyer!

Yaeger activates a HUGE Hologram in the center of the Bridge. The face of the Dark Master slowly appears. He stares down at Yaeger then notices the Jedi.

DARK MASTER
Admiral Yaeger, I see you have been... busy.

YAEGER
The Weapon is ready, my Master. I thought-

Yaeger suddenly REACHES for his throat as he is LIFTED off the floor.

DARK MASTER
You are not here to ‘think’, Admiral Yaeger, only to obey the sound of my voice!

YAEGER
(struggling)
The Jedi- know of- our plans- if you would- only allow me- to explain...!!

The Dark Master releases Yaeger onto the floor.

He slowly picks himself up and regains his composure.

DARK MASTER
Then report, Admiral Yaeger.

YAEGER
The Grand Master is approaching, and it would appear he knew ‘everything’!

DARK MASTER
You are certain of this?

YAEGER
Yes my Master, but he has not detected us and there is little time.

DARK MASTER
What is it you want to do?

YAEGER
2 minutes is all I ask. Then, I will destroy the Grand Master once and for all!

The Dark Master pauses for a moment.

DARK MASTER
Very well, Admiral Yaeger, you may have your 2 minutes. Then the Weapon must be fired or else it will be your last!

The Hologram fades and we CLOSE UP on Yaeger breathing a sigh of relief.

SOOKIE (O.S. to Yaeger)
It is not wise to deceive ones Master... but especially one so unpredictable.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

LUKE
It’s out there, Artoo, I know it!

Artoo WHISTLES more than a little sceptical.

COCKPIT VIEW ahead we see NOTHING but the stars.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

YAEGER
Display the Targeting Device.

Luke’s ship appears as seen by the Dreadnaught’s Weapons System, the Fighter SLOWLY moving towards the centre.

DRONE #2 (O.S.)
Star Fighter 1 minute to firing range.

YAEGER
In a few moments your Grand Master will cease to exist and you will finally be alone.

INT. LUKE’S X-WING. COCKPIT.

Luke continues to scan the area totally FOCUSED.

LUKE
Ready with the Ejection Module, Artoo!

Artoo BEEPS nervously in reply.

LUKE
Steady now, on my command...

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

CLOSE UP on the Targeting Device as Luke’s ship continues towards the centre.

CLOSE UP an Sookie and the Jedi watching intently.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

We PAN LEFT with Luke’s X-Wing GLIDING through space.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

CLOSE UP on the Targeting Device as it LOCKS onto Luke’s ship.

YAEGER
Fire the Main Turret!

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

Out from nowhere several GREEN Laser Bolts are FIRED into space.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

CLOSE UP on the Targeting Device, it changes to a long distance view of Luke’s barely visible ship. Then we see an EXPLOSION in its place!

There is a brief pause as we FOCUS on Yaeger... THEN.

DRONE (O.S.)
Our Scan is complete, Admiral. The ship has been completely destroyed.
CLOSE UP on Sookie as he closes his eyes in dismay.

GRETA
You killed him!

VANOUR
You won’t get away with this!

Yaeger turns to face the Jedi curiously.

YAEGER
So many powerful emotions, I’ve never sensed anything like it. He didn’t stand a chance of course, however, I never expected his demise to be... so easy.

SAMARI
There will be others, they will hunt you down and destroy you!

YAEGER
My dear, I’m counting on it.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

Slowly PANNING through deep space a tiny wedge-shaped craft with small wings appears. It has a single engine at the rear and a slot for a familiar Droid behind an even more familiar Canopy. The T-65 Ejection Module (E.M.) is a ship in itself, the Cockpit of an X-Wing Fighter now separated from the main ship, it DRIFTS silently through space.

INT. EJECTION MODULE. COCKPIT.

LUKE
Well done, Artoo.

Artoo BEEPS something in reply.

LUKE
No, not yet! Keep everything shut down but the Emergency Power.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

Yaeger walks over to the Drone’s Control Pit.

YAEGER
Deactivate the Cloaking Device and prepare to fire the Super Weapon.

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

WIDE SHOT as the Dreadnaught slowly starts to reappear in full.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

ANGLED SHOT on Luke’s E.M. as the Dreadnaught appears right over the top, the tiny ship ALMOST colliding with it.

INT. EJECTION MODULE. COCKPIT.

LUKE
We’re inside the shield. Power on, Artoo!

Luke scans the area as the E.M. comes to life.

LUKE
There’s gotta be a way in, any suggestions?

Artoo WHISTLES and BEEPS something in reply.

LUKE
A Thermal Exhaust Port, are you sure?

Again Artoo BEEPS reassuringly.

LUKE
Ok, take us in, Artoo.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL/REAR.

Artoo STEERS the E.M. towards the rear of the Dreadnaught. Keeping CLOSE to the ships Hull it comes alongside the engines where we see a small Exhaust Port just large enough for the E.M. to get through.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

Yaeger is stood by his Control Panel that ROTATES to face the Jedi.

YAEGER
Fire the Super Weapon!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

The Dreadnaughts Super Weapon SPLITS apart into an X shape then TURNS towards Hudinez. Again a build up of energy FLASHES towards the Bow, then a Laser Beam SHOOTS out from all 4 sides converging into a single SHOT towards the planet.

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

WIDE SHOT as the Laser Beam SHOOTS over the planet past the ships still in battle, STRIKING the Great Barrier behind. A VORTEX begins to appear below the Beam, as it EXPANDS we see the BLACKNESS of deep space beyond the Barrier.

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIDGE.

Yemell and Zarkoff look out from a Port Side window towards their Fleet.

YEMELL (into COM Link)
(terrified)
Admiral, are you seeing this??

KASSAR (V.O. Filtered)
Indeed I am, Commander.

ZARKOFF
Commander, we need to go while we still can.

YEMELL (into COM Link)
I agree, Admiral. We could lose the entire Fleet if we stay here much longer!

KASSAR (V.O. Filtered)
Request denied, Commander. Continue to hold our position.

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT. (LIGHT SIDE)

WIDE SHOT over the planet as several ships RISE into frame, 5 Alliance T-Wings followed by 8 Jedi Fighters.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

Wedge looks back at the Vortex growing in the distance.

ZACK (V.O. Speaker)
Is ‘that’ the signal??

WEDGE
That’s the signal alright! Blue Squadron Jedi Fighters, all craft follow that Beam.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT on ALL Fighters as they accelerate away from the System.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. CORRIDOR.

We see an empty Corridor, suddenly a Grated Hatch in the floor BURSTS open.

Luke climbs out then using the Force LIFTS Artoo into the Corridor.

Artoo WHISTLES something urgently to Luke.

LUKE
The Excelsior is here! Can you find it?

Artoo BEEPS positively in reply.

LUKE
Alright, you go on. I’ll find the others.

The 2 of them then go their separate ways along the Corridor.

WIPE TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE DARK FORREST.

Paige wonders through the Forest but nothing appears to challenge her.

FEMALE VOICE (V.O. Calling)
Run Paige, run!!

PAIGE
Mother?? What’s happening?

FEMALE VOICE (V.O. Calling)
Don’t let him find you!

PAIGE
Don’t let who find me??

She TURNS to run when suddenly DIO appears behind her. He CLICKS and WHIRRS something at her erratically.

PAIGE
I don’t know what your saying and I’m not sure I want to.

Then a Laser Blast STRIKES Dio INSTEAD of Paige and he DROPS to the ground.

Suddenly the Dark Troopers appear from the Forest surrounding her. She backs away, carefully picking up Dio and puts him in her pocket.

The Dark Troopers STOP a few meters away. Then Scorn appears and enters the Dark Troopers circle.

SCORN
So, you are the one he’s been searching for!

PAIGE
I don’t know what you’re talking about, I’m no one special. Who are you??

SCORN
My name is unimportant, but what I want most certainly is. The end of you and your kind!

Scorn activates his Lightsaber and holds it aloft then he ATTACKS Paige. She QUICKLY does the same. Now the 2 of them are LOCKED in a furious COMBAT!

She parry’s his BLOWS as he attacks. Their weapons CLASHING with such ferocity the Dark Troops move away, but somehow she holds him back.

SCORN
You fight well for “no one”.

PAIGE
I can hold my own.

He LUNGES at her again but she parry’s the blow, she KICKS him to the ground then quickly BACK FLIPS away. Paige then JUMPS HIGH into the trees landing on a stiff branch.

Scorn throws his Lightsaber at her SLICING the branch in two. Somehow she JUMPS over to another tree branch before it falls, then onto another and another getting further away.

Scorn turns back to his Troopers.

SCORN
Don’t just stand there, blast her!!

The Troopers all FIRE their weapons as Paige disappears into the trees.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

The Jedi held by the Restraining Beams are lowered a few feet above the floor.

YAEGER
Your Jedi Master has been defeated and your Republic will not come to save you.

SOOKIE
How could you possibly know that, unless...

YAEGER
Yes, now you understand. The Wraith has been everywhere! Watching and waiting in shadows. The Republic, the Empire, the Hierarchy, the Rebellion, the Sith! However, we could never posses you and needed you to come to us! My Master was right... you did come.

Suddenly an ALARM sounds off around the Bridge.

YAEGER
What is that, report!!

DRONE (O.S.)
Admiral, movement detected in Sector 12!

We CLOSE UP on Sookie STARING back at Yaeger.

SOOKIE
You underestimate the power of the Force. We have not lost yet... and neither has he.

CLOSE UP on Yaeger STARING at Sookie, then he begins walking backwards.

YAEGER
Commander, secure the Bridge, immediately!

COMMANDER
Admiral, I do not detect any danger?

YAEGER
Do it, Commander. That’s an order!!

ANGLED SHOT as a Green LIGHTSABER comes SPINNING towards them.

It SMASHES into the Dome releasing the Jedi, they PULL their weapons towards them using the Force and QUICKLY take down the remaining Troopers, then turn their attention to Yaeger stood by his Control Panel.

The Drones in the Control Pit QUICKLY leave by an EXIT under the floor.

The Jedi go to attack Yaeger when the sound of a Lightsaber STOPS them! They turn to see Luke Skywalker entering the Bridge.

LUKE
Greetings, Admiral Yaeger, we meet at last!

Luke walks towards Yaeger as the Jedi slowly back away.

YAEGER
So, the Grand Master has finally arrived.

LUKE
You seem almost disappointed!

YAEGER
Far from it, Jedi! In fact, I’ve been looking forward to this for a very long time.

LUKE
I know who you are, I know why you’re here! I will stop you even if it takes my whole life.

CLOSE UP on Yaeger as he now speaks with the voice of a WRAITH!

YAEGER
Brave words from a foolish Warrior, but what do you fear!!

Suddenly Yaeger JUMPS through the air TOWARDS Luke, quickly CHANGING into the Wraith. A black hideous creature with razor sharp teeth and glowing RED eyes, a slender human form 8 feet tall, long spikes protruding from its back.

Luke backs away TRIPPING over his feet, he falls and DROPS his weapon.

The beast lands right OVER Luke STARING down at him menacingly. The Jedi then quickly surround them both while keeping a safe distance.

WRAITH
Now you fear me, Skywalker!! I was at least expecting a fight.

CLOSE UP on Luke as he tries to AVOID the Wraith’s evil gaze... THEN!

SKYWALKER #1 (O.S.)
If it’s a fight you want...

SKYWALKER #2 (O.S.)
...it’s a fight you’ll get.

The Wraith TURNS to see ANOTHER Luke Skywalker stood in a corner on the far side of the Bridge. He then TURNS to see another Luke on the other side.

WRAITH
What trickery is this??

SKYWALKER #3 (O.S.)
Oh, it’s quite simple, Admiral...

SKYWALKER #4 (O.S.)
...a Jedi always comes prepared!

The Wraith looks up to see another Luke appear at the Bridge Entrance then another behind stood by Yaeger’s Console.

WIDE SHOT as all the Luke Skywalker’s draw their Lightsabers.

The Wraith then brings a Claw down on Luke but it goes right THROUGH. The creature RISES, backing away from the Jedi as they approach.

SOOKIE
Your move, Centurion Thaull!

WRAITH
Jedi fools, you will never defeat us you are already finished!!

The Wraith LEAPS onto the Bridge ceiling then disappears THROUGH the metal.

Greta goes to greet Luke stood by Yaeger's Console.

GRETA
Master, I knew you would come.

She reaches out to him but her hands also go through him.

Then ALL the Luke Skywalker VISIONS fade, the Jedi stand in complete silence.

LUKE (O.S.)
I never was very good at Force Projecting.

They turn to see the REAL Luke Skywalker stood by the Bridge Entrance.

SOOKIE
Your timing is impeccable, Master Skywalker.

Luke walks over to Yaeger’s Control Panel, sees the Super Weapon is activated.

LUKE
The Weapon must be stopped before the Wraith come through the Vortex.

SOOKIE
So, the Invasion Force is real.

LUKE (to Sookie)
This Control Panel fired the Weapon?

SOOKIE
No, the Weapon was fired from the Pit that I suspect is now under the control of the ship.

LUKE
Then we must find a way to destroy it.

SOOKIE
Actually, I already had something rather more conventional in mind.

Luke stares at Sookie curiously.

SOOKIE
(into COM Link)
Commander Antilles, I assume you saw the signal and are well on your way.

CUT TO:

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

WEDGE
Right on schedule, General!

SOOKIE (V.O. Speaker)
This ship is fully automated, Commander. I’m afraid we cannot do anything from here. The Dreadnaught must be destroyed at all costs!

WEDGE
Roger, General. Are you safe?

SOOKIE (V.O. Speaker)
We are about exit the ship. Continue with the plan, Commander.

WEDGE
Blue Leader to all ships, prepare to take out the Shield Generators.

INT/EXT. JEDI FIGHTER #1. COCKPIT/HULL.

A human male is the Lead Pilot of the Jedi ships.

SUCHIE
Right with you, Blue Leader! Artoo, transmit all attack patterns to all fighters.

The Artoo unit BEEPS in response.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

ANGLED SHOT as all Fighters head towards the Dreadnaught’s triangular Bridge.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. BRIDGE.

SOOKIE
We must leave immediately!

Luke is stood by Yeager’s Control Panel STARING at something.

SOOKIE
Master Skywalker, did you hear me?

He presses a RED button on the Control Panel.

Suddenly there’s LOUD HISSING sound from above. A thick VAPOUR begins to pour down from the ceiling followed by SOMETHING else. As the MIST clears we see a large Glass Tube on a crane arm. Lying inside the Tube is a WOMAN with long red hair wearing a long black gown.

CLOSE UP on Luke staring at the Woman is disbelief.

LUKE
Mara!!

Luke SMASHES the glass with his Lightsaber and picks up the unconscious body of Mara Jade. He stares at her for a moment then smiles.

LUKE
I’ve found you at last, just like I promised.

SOOKIE (O.S.)
Master Skywalker, we really must leave!

Luke nods then turns to leave the Bridge the Jedi following on.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. UNKNOWN HANGER.

We MOVE along a DARK interior as lights then FLICKER to life, RISING up over DOZENS of Dark Troopers, eyes lighting up red as they are ACTIVATED!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

Led by Wedge the T-Wings SWOOP over the Dreadnaught’s 4 Deflector Domes FIRING everything they have, but it has no effect.

As they fly away from the ship the Dreadnaught’s Turbo Lasers fire at them.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

DECKER (V.O. Speaker)
We ain’t even put a dent in that thing!

WEDGE
Then we keep trying. Blue Leader to all Jedi Fighters, begin your attack and watch out for those Turbo Lasers!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

Above the Dreadnaught the Jedi Fighters circle round in a tight formation.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #1. COCKPIT.

SUCHIE
Suchie to all craft! Fighters 2 to 5 prepare to follow me in. Shi-Kar, you take the others out of range for the next pass.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #6. COCKPIT.

Shi-Kar is a female human who acts as Second Squad Leader.

SHI-KAR
I read you, Master Suchie.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM/DREADNAUGHT HULL.

5 Jedi ships PEEL away from the others heading towards the Dreadnaught. They SWOOP over the Bridge FIRING rapidly, but again it has little effect.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

Suddenly DOZENS of TIE Razors appear from beneath the ship heading towards the Second Squad as they begin their attack.

INT. DECKER’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

Decker looks back and sees the approaching fighters. (O.S.)

DECKER
Fighters coming in point 5.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

WEDGE
I see them. All Fighters, maximize your rear deflectors.

ZACK (V.O. Speaker)
They’re heading for the Jedi!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

A TIE Razor suddenly appears behind a Jedi Fighter as it DIVES towards the Dreadnaught FIRING all over the ship.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #7. COCKPIT.

Sparks fly off the Controls as the Wookie pilot GROWLS in confusion.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

The Razor continues to FIRE on the fleeing Jedi ship. Suddenly it EXPLODES into a ball of flame as Decker's ship SHOOTS past.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

WEDGE
Master Suchie, I suggest we concentrate on the Shields while your people cover us.

SUCHIE (V.O. Speaker)
As you wish, Blue Leader.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

Another Jedi Fighter appears behind the Razor that shot down Jedi 7 and FIRES. The Razor tries to evade the Fighter then gets hit by another coming in from above and EXPLODES.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #2. COCKPIT.

BAYONNE’S
That’s another one back for our side.

SUCHIE (V.O. Speaker)
Good shooting, Master Bayonne.

CUT TO:

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE DARK FORREST.

CLOSE UP on Scorn as he searches the Dark Forest for Paige. We slowly RISE upwards beside a nearby tree as he continues to taunt her.

SCORN (O.S.)
Where are you little girl? You may try, but you can’t hide from me!

CONTINUING to RISE to 100 feet high, we see Paige stood on a thick branch by the tree trunk. His voice continues getting CLOSER.

SCORN (O.S. CONT.)
I will always find you.

CLOSE UP on Paige closing her eyes terrified.

SCORN (O.S. CONT.)
Always!!

She opens her eyes, suddenly he’s in front of her on the SAME branch. Paige quickly ignites her weapon as he comes towards her.

PAIGE
Leave me alone, I haven’t done anything!!

SCORN
Not yet, but you will!

Suddenly Scorn stops and lowers his weapon.

SCORN
Lead me to Skywalker and I will let you live.

PAIGE
I don’t know any ‘Skywalker’!

SCORN
Then you are of no use to me.

Scorn LASHES out at Paige with his Lightsaber. Somehow she manages to JUMP onto a LOWER branch on the same tree then down onto the ground. She lands perfectly on her feet, right in front of the Troopers searching for her.

COMMANDER
Target acquired, destroy that human!

The Troopers FIRE at Paige, she DEFLECTS their laser fire back at them taking 2 Troopers down then DARTS between them with inhuman speed and out of sight.

CUT TO:

EXT. DARK FOREST. CLEARING. (DARK SIDE)

WIDE SHOT on Scorn’s Renegade Shuttle on the ground, several Troopers guarding it. Suddenly the Falcon RISES from beyond the cliffs behind them.

The Troopers turn to fire on the ship... TOO LATE!!

The Falcon’s canon takes out all of them then a missile is FIRED from the ships mandibles destroying the Shuttle.

The ship lands a few meters away from the burning Shuttle, then the Boarding Ramp lowers. Han, Nicko and Chewie appear weapons at the ready. Then Threepio appears with Sultra looking around nervously.

HAN
Which way, Threepio?

THREEPIO
The Silo Patch indicated your children’s last location 600 meters east of here.

SULTRA
That was nearly 3 hours ago!! Han they could be anywhere by now.

NICKO (to Han)
So now what do we do?

HAN
Hold on I’m thinking.

Then the ground begins to SHUDDER and they almost lose their footing.

NICKO
What the heck is that??

SULTRA
It’s coming from the Glacier!

They all run towards the edge of the cliffs over the Glacier.

There’s a LOUD BOOM as the MOLE suddenly BURSTS through the ice. The vehicle SLOWS and TURNS towards them, then hovers over to the far side of the still burning Shuttle and lands on a cushion of air.

Han, Chewie and Nicko approach the MOLE cautiously, weapons raised again.

The vessels Boarding Ramp LOWERS with a loud HISS, steam pouring around from underneath! As the steam clears we see Leia stood at the foot of the Ramp.

LEIA
If you really intend using those Blasters you might want to speak to my lawyer first!

HAN
Leia... you certainly always knew how to make an entrance.

LEIA
You have some explaining to do, Han Solo!

Leia walks over to Han as the MOLE Crew appears from the vehicle.

HAN
I know how this looks but you gotta believe me, this is not my fault.

LEIA
So which one of your enemies is it this time?

HAN
The Mandalorians!

LEIA
Mandalorians?? How did they find out?

HAN
Lando said something about a tip-off from the Republic Senate to the Jedi.

LEIA
Where’s Lando?

HAN
He didn’t make it. It’s a long story.

LEIA
Well, you can tell me about it later.

Leia then turns her attention to Haigh and Barrahan.

LEIA
Commander I want you to take the MOLE back to the Jedi ship, we may need it again.

Haigh nods then he and Barrahan get back on board.

LEIA
Everybody, let’s get on board the Falcon and bring my children home.

HAN (to Leia)
I figured you had a plan, but we still don’t know where they are.

AMILIAR VOICE (O.S.)
Well, I know ‘exactly’ where they are!

Everyone turns to see Kyle Janus stood behind them.

LEIA
Master Janus, how did you- never mind!! You know where to find them?

KYLE
Your children are located on the far side of the Dark Forest. But we must move quickly, a dark presence is closing in fast.

Leia then approaches the Leader of her Personal Guards.

LEIA
Captain, I want you to take the Guards ahead. When we locate the signal I’ll contact you.

CAPTAIN
Yes, Admiral.

Leia’s Personal Guards move away from the others, activate their Jet Packs then ZOOM off into the sky.

The MOLE then departs, RISING high into the sky it goes down through the same hole in the ice where it appeared.

LEIA
Alright, let’s go!

As everyone heads for the Falcon Threepio steps up to greet Leia.

THREEPIO
Admiral Solo, it’s so good to see you again. I have something you’ve been looking for.

LEIA
Not this time, Threepio.

She walks right past him and gets onto the ship.

THREEPIO
Well, really!!

Threepio gets on board and the Falcon takes off heading over the Dark Forest.

CUT TO:

EXT. DARK FOREST. CLEARING. (LIGHT SIDE)

Cain is stood near the tree stump with the Twins still inside. Suddenly we hear Jenna SCREAMING from inside.

INT. TREE STUMP.

A torch light shines on DOZENS of EGGS around the walls of the Tree Stump. The Eggs begin to HATCH containing baby Tree Worms.

The Twins get out of the Tree Stump then the creatures emerge. Cain BLASTS them with his Rifle. Then 2 adult worms appear from the cliff edge.

Suddenly Laser Fire from behind Cain takes out ALL the creatures. They turn to see Dark Troopers emerge from the Dark Forest. Cain DROPS the Rifle and raises his hands keeping the Twins close to him.

COMMANDER
Secondary Target located. Hold your fire!

EXT. JUNGLE WORLD. THE DARK FORREST.

CLOSE UP on Paige hidden behind another tree, the EERIE silence is suddenly broken by SCORNS Lightsaber coming right THROUGH the tree CLOSE to her head.

She SCREAMS and backs away igniting her weapon again.

PAIGE
What do you want from me??

SCORN
Give me Skywalker then you can go free!

PAIGE
I told you, I don’t know any Skywalker!

SCORN
Then join your friends and die with them.

Scorn raises a hand then FORCE PUSHES Paige back HIGH into the air SCREAMING.

EXT. DARK FOREST. CLEARING.

WIDE SHOT as Paige comes FLYING into the clearing where the Dark Troopers form a circle around her. She hits the ground HARD and Dio falls out of her pocket, the damaged droid then ROLLS right under Cain’s waiting left foot.

Paige sees Cain and the Twins guarded by more Troopers. Battered and bruised she picks herself up and turns to face Scorn as he emerges from the Forest.

Cain STARES at the menacing Darth Scorn curiously.

CAIN
What are you supposed to be?

Scorn ignores Cain and ATTACKS Paige again, still she holds him off but she is WEAKENING while he grows STRONGER!

Again their Lightsabers CLASH, she defends herself with all her might, forcing him back towards the Forest, until Scorn UPPER CUTS the weapon disarming her.
Paige FALLS onto the ground hard, the life almost drained out of her. Scorn SLOWLY walks around his fallen enemy.

SCORN
Again, I give you a choice. Give me Skywalker or die with your friends.

PAIGE
I can’t give you what I don’t have!

We CLOSE UP on the Twins barely able to watch. THEN on Scorn as he raises his weapon over her ready to STRIKE!

SCORN
Then die as you deserve to!

ANGLED SHOT as Laser Bolts suddenly RAIN DOWN on Scorn from above.

SCORN’S P.O.V. as the Millennium Falcon DROPS out from the sky, the Lower Turret FIRING down on him.

Scorn backs away as his Troopers turn to FIRE on the ship.

Suddenly Leia’s Guards DROP down all around them, taking out several Troopers before the Falcon comes in to land. The Boarding Ramp already down, Cain sees Nicko signal them. He picks up Dio from under his foot then gets the Twins into the ship.

As the Falcon takes off Leia’s Guards take out the rest of Scorn’s Troopers, several Guards are lost in the exchange before they ZOOM out of the area.

Scorn slowly TURNS to see a NEW enemy where the Falcon once stood.

KYLE
I don’t believe I’ve had the pleasure.

SCORN
So you are a Jedi Knight.

KYLE
That I most certainly am. And you are?

SCORN
I am Scorn, Dark Lord of the Sith.

KYLE
The Sith were defeated long ago. Whatever you are you’re not one of them, I assure you.

Kyle goes over to help Paige still lying on the ground.

KYLE
I think you need a little help.

PAIGE
You’re right about that.

She retakes her weapon and gathers her composure, then Paige and Kyle ATTACK Darth Scorn together.

ANGLED SHOT as he moves like lightening, TWISTING and TURNING he holds them off with equal skill and ferocity.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. MAIN HOLD.

Leia is by the Dejarik table finally reunited with her children. Cain sits across from them staring at his damaged droid.

LEIA
I’ve missed you two so much.

JENNA
We missed you too, Mom.

JAIKE
Yeah, but Cain is the real hero.

Cain stares at them seemingly a little embarrassed.

LEIA
I don’t know how I can ever thank you enough for what you did.

CAIN
It’s not necessary. Besides, I had a lot of help, believe me.

LEIA
The girl who was with you... you don’t know who she is?

CAIN
I’ve no idea. Do you?

LEIA
Oh yes, I know exactly who she is.

CAIN
She seems kinda nice, I guess.

The Twins GIGGLE at the suggestion then hide their faces.

CAIN
What’s so funny?

LEIA
Thing is... we wouldn’t want you to make the same mistake I nearly did when I met Luke, if you know what I mean?

CAIN
You’re saying we’re related??

At that point Han enters the Hold and the Twins rush over to him. He holds them close to him as Leia gets up to leave.

LEIA (to Han)
(quietly)
About that explanation, I think now would be a good time don’t you!

She briefly looks back at Cain then leaves the Hold. Han goes to sit opposite Cain with the Twins.

HAN
I guess “thank you” wouldn’t really be enough right now, son.

CAIN
Depends how you really mean it.

HAN
What I mean is, this old man has been a fool all his life. He did a lot of stupid things. But he never had no momma or papa to show him right from wrong!

CAIN
Neither did I, if you remember?

HAN
Look, what I’m trying to say is, if you still wanna came back the door is always open.

CAIN
Thanks, I appreciate that. Let’s just see how it goes, ok.
(stares at Dio)
Think I better go and fix my droid.

They smile at each other then Cain leaves the Hold

JENNA
Dad, can we go home now?

JAIKE
We can’t leave Paige behind!

HAN
Think you’ll find your Mom has something in mind about that.

EXT. DARK FOREST. CLEARING.

Kyle and Paige continue their duel with Scorn. He gradually forces them back towards the edge of the cliff, then KICKS Paige’s Lightsaber out of her hand.

ANGLED SHOT as the weapon TUMBLES over the cliffs down into the Jungle.

SCORN
It’s just you and me now, Jedi!

KYLE
Your skills are unique. Perhaps I was wrong about you after all.

SCORN
The Jedi are wrong about everything!

KYLE
And who is your Master?

SCORN
One so powerful your kind will not survive.

Again their weapons CLASH, Kyle ATTACKS with such ferocity Scorn is forced back towards the Forest.

SCORN
Your fighting style is vaguely familiar. The Grand Master himself must have taught you.

KYLE
You’re right about that.

SCORN
Then, when I kill you, he will come to me!

KYLE
Neither you nor your Master will ever defeat him, or will he ever be turned by you!

They CLASH swords again but Kyle is much the stronger. Suddenly the Dark Lord TRIPS and FALLS back onto the ground.

KYLE
It is time for me to end this charade.

His enemy down, Kyle LIFTS the weapon out of Scorns hands CUTTING them BOTH off in the process.

Scorn SCREAMS with pain as he lies to the floor.

Then Kyle SLICES the Lightsaber in two and RAISES his weapon to make the final blow... when something UNEXPECTED happens.

CLOSE UP on Scorn as his Cloak DISINTEGRATES along with the hood, leaving only the young man we first saw, now curled up in fear on the ground.

PAIGE (O.S.)
No!! No... wait!!

Paige quickly goes towards the fallen Warlord.

CLOSE UP as she RECOGNISES him, her eyes begin to FLOOD with TEARS!

PAIGE
Ethan... Ethan is it really you??

SCORN
I am Scorn, Dark Lord of the Sith!

PAIGE
No... not any more!! It’s me Paige, don’t you remember me? What have they done to you?

SCORN
I don’t know you!

KYLE
I’m afraid he is lost, you can’t trust him.

PAIGE
I can’t believe that. Now I understand why I have this power, it was for him.

KYLE
What do you mean?

We CLOSE UP on Paige as she reaches out with her RIGHT hand and touches Scorn’s head on his human side, then closes her eyes.

PAIGE
You are Ethan! Remember who you once were... Remember everything!

We CLOSE UP on the young man. Something is happening. His human eye slowly returns to normal, as does his human voice... THEN!

ETHAN SKYWALKER
Paige... where am I??

He looks down at his body, frightened and confused.

ETHAN (CONT.)
What’s happening to me, am I a machine!

She takes hold of her Brother holding him close. Then Kyle appears beside them staring at the young man in amazement.

KYLE
How did you do that??

PAIGE
I don’t know how, only that I was meant to.
(to Ethan)
My Mother, where is she?? What’s happened to her you must know??

ETHAN
She was his prisoner. Then she disappeared.

Kyle moves away and picks up the 2 half’s of Scorns weapon.

PAIGE (O.S.)
Who’s Prisoner, what do you mean?

ETHAN (O.S.)
The Dark Master, he did this to me!

Kyle stares at the weapon curiously then goes back to Paige.

KYLE (to Ethan)
Well, one thing is clear. It appears you have
been living a lie for a very long time.

Kyle TILTS both parts of Scorn’s Lightsaber and we see sprinkles of DUST fall from inside, then the weapon itself CRUMBLES into NOTHING!

CLOSE UP on Ethan, his face TWISTED in ANGER he turns toward the Dark Forest.

ETHAN
You dare to deceive me! I will hunt you down and kill you for this, I swear it!!

WIDE SHOT as a Portal begins to appear, a GLOWING light all around it with a HOWLING wind. From the centre appears the Dark Master, tall and menacing he looks down on them... then Scorn!

DARK MASTER
So, the Dark Lord of the Sith is not what he seems after all.

ETHAN
You lied to me, why have you done this??

DARK MASTER
My boy, did you really think I would create someone so powerful to rule?? Why, you were nothing more than a ‘pawn’ in my Grand Plan to lure them all.

Paige stands up, staring at the giant apparition before her.

PAIGE
What does this have to do with me?

DARK MASTER
Only a name... but a name that is my greatest enemy, ‘Skywalker’!!

PAIGE
I am Cule, whoever I was before is nothing to do with me!

DARK MASTER
Oh, but it is, as shown by your power for the Chosen One. The reason you too must die!

Suddenly the Dark Master raises his hands and SHOOTS powerful bolts of RED LIGHTENING towards Paige.

ETHAN (O.S.)
Nooo!!

Ethan LEAPS in front of her taking the FULL FORCE of the Lightening as Kyle GRABS Paige eventually PULLING her to safety.

KYLE
Get back or you’ll be killed too!!

Paige looks on helplessly as Ethan SCREAMS with pain!

PAIGE
(struggling)
No, I can’t leave him!!

WIDE SHOT behind them as a BLINDING LIGHT slowly RISES from the Jungle.

We CLOSE UP on the Light until Leia appears stood on top of the Falcon. Then she begins to LEVITATE from the ship towards the Portal, her Personal Guards then DROP down beside her.

The Dark Master’s Lightening STOPS, Ethan FALLS to the ground unconscious!

DARK MASTER
So, you are the Daughter of the Chosen One!

LEIA
That I am.

DARK MASTER
I have always wondered about you.

LEIA
This will not end the way you think.

DARK MASTER
Oh, but I assure you... it ‘will’!

The Dark Master unleashes his Lightening towards Leia’s Guards DESTROYING them instantly. Then he turns it onto her but SOMEHOW she is protected by a FORCE FIELD he cannot penetrate.

As the Lightening INCREASES sparks FLY everywhere, the noise almost deafening!

CLOSE UP on Leia STARING at the Dark Master!

LEIA
Now, I will ‘really’ end this!

She THRUSTS her hands FORWARD. Suddenly the Lightening is sent BACK at the Dark Master sending him TUMBLING into the Portal, which then COLLAPSES!

Leia descends to the ground as Kyle goes to check on Ethan.

The Lights from the Falcon dim as the ship comes in to land.

KYLE
He’s still alive. We have to get him to the Excelsior and quickly.

LEIA (into COM Link)
Han, we have a casualty here, we’re going to need a stretcher.

Leia goes to Paige still very confused and smiles at her.

LEIA
You must have so many questions. I promise they will all be answered in time.

PAIGE
Where is my Mother, do you know?

LEIA
I’m sorry I don’t. But I do know your Father, and he’s already looking for both of you.

Cain and Nicko appear with a stretcher. They lift Ethan onto it then take him back to the ship, Leia, Paige and Kyle following them.

The Falcon LIFTS OFF into the sky turning away from SWIRLING CLOUDS gathering across the dark skies.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Cain and Nicko join Han and Chewie in the Cockpit. The Wookie HOWLS with frustration as the ship is BUFFETED wildly.

CAIN
What’s going on??

HAN
There’s some kind of anomaly over the planet about to rip it apart.

NICKO
So, what does that mean??

HAN
It means, unless we get to the other side and real quick, we’ll be torn apart with it!

CUT TO:

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIDGE.

WIDE SHOT over Yemell and Zarkoff staring at the Vortex growing behind their fleet. As the Vortex widens it begins PULLING the ships into the void, then we begin to see something else beyond the Great Barrier... HUNDREDS of Pyramids of the WRAITH ARMADA!

ZARKOFF
It’s an invasion fleet, Commander we must return to Home Base and warn them!

YEMELL (into COM)
Admiral, we have to leave now!!

There’s a brief pause. Yemell and Zarkoff stare at each other... THEN!

KASSAR (V.O. Filtered)
Very well, Commander, signal the retreat.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

The Imperial Fleet begins turning around and goes into Hyperspace. As they flee to safety the Renegade Fleet is PULLED into the Vortex.

EXT. ICE WORLD. THE GLACIER. (BATTLE ZONE)

The clouds now open up to dark skies above! There we see the planets 2 moons RIPPED APART by the Vortex. Then the Vortex takes hold of all the ground and begins PULLING everything high into the air.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

The Dominator is still in orbit as the last of the Imperial Fleet leaves the scene. Suddenly everything STOPS, hundreds of ships adrift in deep space.

INT. THE DOMINATOR. BRIDGE.

We CLOSE UP on Yemell and Zarkoff STARING at something in sheer TERROR!

THEIR P.O.V. as a GIGANTIC PYRAMID begins coming THROUGH the Vortex from the other side, black and shiny, almost half the size of the planet itself.

ZARKOFF (O.S.)
Look at the size of that thing.

Yemell quickly turns to an Officer behind him.

YEMELL
Get us out of here, right now!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

WIDE SHOT as the full frame of the Pyramid comes through the Vortex and begins moving away from the planet as the destruction continues. The Dominator then finally turns around and disappears into Hyperspace.

WIPE TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. ICE WORLD. THE MOUNTAINS.

WIDE SHOT on the Dark Master’s Pyramid floating over the Mountains, the empty skies a MASS of burning metal, the 2 moons almost completely gone.

CUT TO:

INT. DARK PYRAMID. THE DARK LAIR.

ANGLED SHOT down on the Dark Master, his body SMOULDERING he lies motionless, his connection to the Pyramid almost severed... but he is still ALIVE!

From the darkness a Portal appears. A tall WOMAN with a hunched back and long blonde hair steps out. She wears a RED dress with a trail and a Gold Necklace with a BLACK CRYSTAL, her mouth completely covered by a Black Veil.

LOW ANGLED SHOT as the woman kneels beside the Dark Master quietly staring at him. Her skin is pale, purple veins showing through the surface, a WIDE mouth barely visible beneath the Veil, piercing Black Eyes strangely beautiful yet also terrifying!

She is ABELOTH, the Bringer of Chaos! She speaks with a soft human voice.

ABELOTH
The time has come, a great future awaits us.

The Dark Master looks up at her totally dejected.

DARK MASTER
What future? I have failed you, now leave me here to die.

She looks down at him almost solemnly.

ABELOTH
Dear Plagueis, my saviour... my love. How can one so powerful ever become so frail?

PLAGUEIS
Look at me! I am not the one you once knew.

ABELOTH
Oh, but you are... you will always be. I have come to save you, but only if you wish it.

PLAGUEIS
Skywalker!! I warned you of his return... why didn’t you listen to me??

ABELOTH
He comes in many forms, and each one stronger than the last, but he is not invincible. I’ve discovered his weakness.

PLAGUEIS
Has all the life left in me come to this?

ABELOTH
Life becomes the darkness... through death we reconcile this... the power of The Magick.

We CLOSE UP on Abeloth, a TRICKLE of BLOOD drops from her veil onto the floor.

Plagueis runs his fingers through the blood then he looks up at her.

PLAGUEIS
I’m dying, my ship is dying... you will die too if you stay.

She slowly RISES and stands over him.

ABELOTH
Then it’s your choice? Let me take you from this madness to save our world! It will hurt, but together we shall be stronger.

He stares at her then nods his head and looks away.

Abeloth raises her RIGHT arm where we see a CLAW like the Wraith. Suddenly RED LIGHTENING shoots out from the finger tips.

Lightening STRIKES the Tentacles that bonded Plagueis to his ship. His voice echoes around the Lair as he SCREAMS in AGONY. Then finally the connection is SEVERED and Abeloth holds out her other HUMAN hand to him.

ABELOTH
Come with me, my love. Come home.

Plagueis STRUGGLES but gradually gets to his feet.

WIDE SHOT as he takes her by the arm and they walk into the Portal together. The Pyramid SHUDDERS VIOLENTLY as the walls all around begin to CRUMBLE from within, then the Portal vanishes.

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

The assault on the Dreadnaught continues as Wedge goes on the attack flanked by 2 Jedi Fighters.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

WEDGE
I’m going in for another pass.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #5. COCKPIT.

The human Pilot looks at his Controls.

LAZLER
Jedi 5 and 6 right behind you, Commander.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #6. COCKPIT

The female Twi’Lek looks back at No.5 trailing her.

SHI-KAR
Stay on my wing, Lazler.

LAZLER (V.O. Speaker)
That’s why I’m here.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

ANGLED SHOT as Wedge’s ship DIVES towards the nearest Deflector Dome.

He FIRES at it and finally the Dome EXPLODES.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

WEDGE
Yes, that got ‘em!!

ZACK (V.O. Speaker)
Nice shooting, Wedge.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

Wedge’s T-Wing PULLS UP as the Jedi Fighters PEEL off in opposite directions.

Suddenly Jedi 5 comes under fire from 2 Razors behind.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #5. COCKPIT.

SHI-KAR (V.O. Speaker)
Fighters on your tail, Lazler!

WEDGE (V.O. Speaker)
Jedi 5, you’re going in too steep!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

The Jedi Fighter SKIMS LOW over the Disrupter Dish towards the Bow, suddenly a Lightening Bolt LEAPS up at his ship making contact.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #5. COCKPIT.

SPARKS FLY in the SMOULDERING Cockpit as Lazler struggles to keep control!

LAZLER
I’m losing control... can’t stabilize-!

SUCHIE (V.O. Speaker)
Eject, Lazler eject!!

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

As the helpless ship SPINS out of control the Razors behind move in for the kill and DESTROY Lazler’s Fighter.

CUT TO:

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. CORRIDOR.

In a long Corridor the Jedi are trying to reach the far end to the Main Hanger with the Jedi Cruiser, but it’s BLOCKED by DOZENS of Dark Troopers.

SAMARI
General, there’s too many of them!!

SOOKIE
Perhaps the Lightsaber isn’t always the best option in extreme circumstances.

GRETA
What do you mean?

Sookie looks round at Luke on the corner of the Corridor, protected by the other Jedi while still holding Mara Jade.

SOOKIE
Master Skywalker, I suggest a new tactic may be necessary. Something uncivilised, but with your permission!

LUKE
Permission granted!

Sookie LEANS into the Corridor, using his Lightsaber to deflect incoming Laser Bolts, he brings out a small BLACK BALL from his pocket and ROLLS it along the Corridor towards the Troopers.

SOOKIE (to Others)
I recommend you all get down.

The Jedi quickly move back out of sight of the Corridor. Suddenly we hear a LARGE BOOM as a FIREBALL lights up the interior, then bits and pieces of the Troopers are FLUNG back down the Corridor.

The Jedi reappear and SWIFTLY make their way towards the Hanger Bay.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

Zack begins another pass on the second Deflector Dome closely followed by 2 more Jedi Fighters.

INT. ZACK’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

ZACK
This is Blue 3, I’m going in.

SHI-KAR (V.O. Speaker)
We’re right behind you, Zack.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

Zack’s T-Wing DIVES towards the Deflector, but again his fire has no effect.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #4. COCKPIT.

Master Wynori is a young Nautolan, he looks back at the Deflector Dome then spots SEVERAL TIE Razors giving chase.

WYNORI
They appear to be doubling their efforts.

SHI-KAR (V.O. Speaker)
Perhaps we’re onto something.

INT. DECKER’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

DECKER
That Dome... it’s gotta be!

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

WEDGE
Let’s find out. Blue 2 stand by for the next pass on my mark.

INT. NIEN’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

Nien Nunb responds in Sullustan then prepares to make his pass.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. MAIN HANGER BAY.

The Jedi QUICKLY enters the Hanger Bay through a Side Door.

SOOKIE
Master Limass, seal the Door.

LIMASS
Yes, General.

Limass SLASHES his weapon into a Control Panel sealing the door. Then the Jedi make their way to the waiting Cruiser. Suddenly Laser Fire SHOOTS across the Bay from the OPEN Blast Doors as MORE Troopers enter from the Exit Corridor.

ZAFFON
We have to seal the Blast Doors!

SAMARI
And how do we do that, the controls are over on the other side??

LIMASS
There’s always something.

Luke heads for the Boarding Ramp, he’s about to enter the Jedi Cruiser when Mara starts coming round.

CLOSE UP on Mara as she looks at Luke and smiles through her pain.

MARA
Luke... how did you find me?

LUKE
The Planet of Light and Dark.

MARA
I hurt... hurt so much!

LUKE
Stay with me, Mara.

ANGLED SHOT on the Jedi fending off countless Troopers appearing at the Blast Door. Suddenly they begin backing off and the Blast Doors close.

VANOUR
They’re retreating!

SOOKIE
Get on board the ship, everyone!

The Jedi get on board the ship while Luke still holds Mara in his arms.

Unnoticed by everyone Sookie goes to the other side of the ship.

LUKE
Mara, where are the children...??

MARA
They are on the planet... safe...!

CLOSE UP on Mara as she STARES at Luke and smiles.

MARA (CONT.)
You and I will never leave this place.

CLOSE UP on Luke HORRIFIED, then his look turns to ANGER!

ANGLED SHOT as a GREEN Laser Beam suddenly PUNCHES through Mara’s chest!

Luke slowly RISES with Mara STILL on the blade. SCREAMING in PAIN she begins to change, becoming Admiral Yaeger again, then she transforms into the Wraith.

Luke lowers his weapon and the creature FALLS off the blade. The Jedi appear from the ship and surround the Wraith keeping their distance.

The Wraith RISES, the wound from Luke’s weapon fading. It turns towards the Jedi and slowly begins to GLOW a BRIGHT RED.

WRAITH
You cannot escape me!

VANOUR
What’s happening??

GRETA
Its self terminating, Master what do we do??

The Jedi move away from the GLOWING creature unable to do anything... THEN!

SOOKIE (O.S.)
You underestimate the powers of the Force... but for the last time!

The Wraith LOOKS UP to See General Sookie stood on top of the Jedi Cruiser.

Sookie JUMPS down, igniting his weapon as he GLIDES through the air, bringing his Lightsaber DOWN on the Wraith SLICING the creature in two. The creature SCREAMS as it PEELS apart then DISINTEGRATES into DUST.

CUT TO:

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

ANGLED SHOT as Nien Nub’s T-Wing comes in for another pass, 2 Jedi Fighters trailing him.

INT. JEDI FIGHTER #3. COCKPIT.

The human pilot sees 2 Razors coming at him in hot pursuit.

ALLIMARE
They’re coming in again, point 3.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

The Razor’s SPEED towards the Jedi Fighters targeting one of them!

INT/EXT. JEDI FIGHTER #8. COCKPIT/HULL.

A young female Togruta fights with the Controls as her ship is attacked.

COMENIH
I’m hit in the right engine.
(to Droid)
Arfour, adjust the forward stabilisers.

The R4 unit’s arms scramble to repair the damage.

INT. NIEN’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

Nien tries to FOCUS, talking to himself to keep calm.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

ANGLED SHOT as Nien Nunb’s ship ZOOMS towards the second Deflector Dome. He FIRES a barrage of Laser Bolts and at last the Dome EXPLODES.

INT. RYYLES’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

Ryyles looks down at his Panel readout (O.S.)

RYYLES
Commander, the Shield is down.

WEDGE (V.O. Speaker)
Roger, let’s take out that Disrupter.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. DREADNAUGHT HULL.

Nien PULLS out of the dive but the Jedi Fighters behind are not so lucky. Jedi 8 CRASHES into the Bridge while Jedi 3 is shot down by Razors trailing him and sent SPINNING down towards the Bow.

The Razors CLOSE IN on the erratic ship, but not before it COLLIDES with the Bow Super Weapon blowing it into a million pieces, setting off a series of EXPLOSIONS all around the ship.

INT. WEDGE’S T-WING. COCKPIT.

Wedge looks at the exploding Super Weapon as the destruction spreads.

RYYLES (V.O. Speaker)
The ship is gonna blow any minute.

WEDGE
Blue Leader to General Sookie! The weapon is down repeat, the weapon is down.

SOOKIE (V.O. Speaker)
We are already leaving, Commander.

INT. THE DREADNAUGHT. MAIN HANGER BAY.

The Jedi Cruiser LIFTS OFF then heads out of the Bay.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ SYSTEM.

The Cruiser SPEEDS away from the Dreadnaught as EXPLOSIONS spread across the ship slowly engulfing its entire frame.

WIDE SHOT as the Dreadnaught finally EXPLODES into a blinding light. The Super Weapons beam quickly fades as the Jedi Cruiser passes overhead followed by the remaining Fighters. The TIE Razors behind swallowed up by the explosion.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. THE LOUNGE.

Luke stares at Sookie more than a little surprised.

LUKE
You knew how to destroy them?

SOOKIE
Yes, I knew. The Force guided me.

LUKE
We must return to the Planet immediately.

GRETA
Master, we don’t even know if they survived!

LUKE
They’re alive! And we must go to them.

SOOKIE
Your family too, Master Skywalker!

LUKE
Yes, General. And they will be the hardest of all for me to face.

CUT TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. (DAY)

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon continues to SPEED over the Jungle World, still intact from the devastation happening on the other side of the planet.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Chewie GRUNTS at Han as he checks Monitors around him.

HAN
Alright Chewie, time to go!

COCKPIT VIEW as the ship suddenly CLIMBS towards space.

The ship WHINES as it’s BUFFETED, then Warning Lights FLASH all around!

CAIN
What’s wrong, dad??

HAN
We’re caught in some gravity well!

NICKO
There’s gotta be something you can do?

Chewie ROARS as the ship STRUGGLES to climb any further.

HAN
Only one thing to do... Punch it, Chewie!!

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. LOW ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT as the Falcon slowly moves away from the planet, the ground starts to DISAPPEAR as Hudinez is TORN apart by the Vortex on the other side.

CUT TO:

INT. JEDI CRUISER. COCKPIT.

COCKPIT VIEW the Cruiser approaches the Pyramid close to Hudinez completely DWARFING destruction behind.

Luke and Sookie stare at the MASSIVE ship as Greta enters.

GRETA
What is that??

LUKE
It’s the Wraith.

GRETA
The Invasion was just one ship??

SOOKIE
Even one ship is one too many.

LUKE
There will be more... there always are!

COCKPIT VIEW as the Pyramid suddenly STREAKS away from the planet.

GRETA (O.S.)
It’s gone... but to where!

PADOCHE
General, we’re picking up a signal.

There’s a brief pause as Padoche studies his Scope.

PADOCHE
It’s the MOLE.

HAIGH (V.O. Speaker)
This is Commander Haigh, request permission to come aboard.

SOOKIE
Permission granted, Commander.

EXT. SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

The MOLE slowly comes up beside the Jedi Cruiser from behind as the Bay Door opens and allows the vehicle inside.

INT. JEDI CRUISER. COCKPIT.

We CLOSE UP on Luke as he senses something CLEARLY disturbing.

LUKE
The Millennium Falcon, Han Solo’s ship is in trouble.

GRETA
(pointing)
Oh no, General... look!!

THEIR P.O.V. we see the whole planet SLOWLY collapsing from IMMENSE forces PULLING it into the Vortex now starting to appear from the far side.

SOOKIE (O.S.)
We will only get one chance to save them.

Luke then turns to face Sookie.

LUKE
And I can only ask you to do this.

SOOKIE
The Jedi do not leave anyone behind.

CUT TO:

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD. THE CLOUDS.

High above the CRUMBLING planet the Falcon STRUGGLES to break free from the SWIRLING atmosphere behind.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

Han and Chewie STRUGGLE to control the ship now BUFFETED even more wildly.

HAN
She can’t take much more of this!!

CAIN
How about we can’t take much more!

NICKO
Well, for what it’s worth, it sure was great knowing you guys.

HAN
If that was supposed to make me feel better, you just failed kid.

Suddenly there’s a BEEPING sound from the Controls.

NICKO
Now what??

Han turns to stare at Chewie totally bemused.

HAN
There’s another ship coming in, like a really ‘big’ ship!!

EXT. HUDINEZ. JUNGLE WORLD/THE CLOUDS

ANGLED SHOT behind the Falcon as the Jedi Cruiser Excelsior begins to RISE from BELOW the stricken freighter.

The Bay Door opens as the Falcon is swallowed up by the much larger ship.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON. COCKPIT.

SOOKIE (V.O. Speaker)
You might want to ‘power down’ your engines, Captain Solo. There’s no point in both of us getting disintegrated.

EXT. HUDINEZ. THE CLOUDS/UPPER ATMOSPHERE

The Bay Door closes with the Falcon inside then the Jedi Cruiser RACES away to the safety of the stars.

EXT. DEEP SPACE. HUDINEZ. HIGH ORBIT.

WIDE SHOT as the planet finally collapses into the Vortex, we PAN LEFT with the Jedi Cruiser as it RACES away from the destruction.

WIPE TO:

INT. JEDI CRUISER. HANGER BAY.

The Millennium Falcon is parked in the centre surrounded by the remaining T-Wings and Jedi Fighters from the battle.

The Boarding Ramp lowers and the occupants emerge greeted by Luke and Sookie. Ethan is brought down on a stretcher by Chewie and Cobar followed by Lumpa. 2 human Jedi step forward and take the stretcher from the Wookies.

LUKE (to Jedi)
Take the boy to Medical Bay 12 and quickly.

The 2 Jedi leave by the Main Entrance with the stretcher. Then come Han and Leia, the Twins followed by Cain, Nicko, Sultra, Threepio, One-Eye, Paige and finally Kyle.

Threepio is greeted by excited WHISTLES and Beeps from Artoo.

THREEPIO
Together again, Artoo! Thank goodness.

The Droids leave the Bay along with everyone except Kyle, Paige and the Solo family members who remain.

Luke stares at Han and Leia clearly more than a little nervous.

LUKE
Guess I owe you an explanation.

HAN
You got that part right!

LEIA
It’s good to see you again, Luke. I just wish it wasn’t like this.

LUKE
Something is here more powerful than anything I’ve ever known. I had to face them.

SOLO
You talking about some kind of threat to the galaxy or what??

LUKE
Yes I am! But what I discovered was even more terrifying. They live among us, have done so for many years and could be anyone.

KYLE
Master, what are you saying exactly?

LUKE
From this moment on you must trust ‘no one’ from outside. Not even those closest to you!

HAN
Still doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.

LUKE
They are Invaders and will stop at ‘nothing’ until they have conquered us all.

LEIA
Well, I know someone who can stop them!

LUKE
(surprised)
You’ve seen him??

LEIA
Yes I have, and I know how he returns. It’s not over yet!

Han, Leia and the Twins then leave the Bay together, Jaike and Jenna smile at Luke as they pass. Then Kyle approaches Luke with Paige.

LUKE
Welcome home, Master Janus! Naturally, I knew I could count on you.

KYLE
You have no idea, Master.

Paige steps forward staring at Luke.

PAIGE
So you’re the one Mother wouldn’t talk about, but do you really know where she is?

LUKE
No I don’t, but I will find her. You have my word on that.

PAIGE
Ethan and I nearly died today for someone we never knew. It’s gonna take a lot more than just “your word” I’m afraid.

We CLOSE UP on Luke as Kyle and Paige leave the Bay. (O.S.)

WIPE TO:

EXT. SPACE. DANTOOINE. LOW ORBIT.

ANGLED SHOT as the Jedi Cruiser ZOOMS towards the shining planet below.

CUT TO:

EXT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. REAR ENTRANCE. (DAY)

The ship heads for a narrow opening in the cliffs and disappears inside.

WIPE TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. MEDICAL BAY. THEATRE.

Various robots work around the body of Ethan Skywalker in a brightly lit surgical room. Then Paige enters, wearing a protective gown.

Examining her Brother is a 2-1B Droid in charge of the operation.

PAIGE
How is he, I mean, will he be alright?

MEDICAL DROID
He currently has a survival rate of 70%, but his chances rely on a technology I have never seen before and cannot specify.

PAIGE
You mean it’s keeping him alive?

MEDICAL DROID
Yes, that is precisely what I mean.

PAIGE
Can you help him?

The Droid looks up at Paige then back at its patient.

MEDICAL DROID
I have discovered that the metal casing which surrounds his robotics can be removed, quite possibly even replaced with artificial skin to make him... more human.

PAIGE
Thank you.

MEDICAL DROID
There is no need to thank me, Miss Skywalker, I am here only to serve. Now I must proceed.

She nods then leaves the room, the Medical Droid continues working.

WIPE TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. TEMPLE OF SOLITUDE.

Luke stands alone in the Temple in an open space over a large mosaic. We hear a door RUMBLE open and Leia approaches with Paige and the Twins.

LEIA
Are you ready for this?

LUKE
Is one ever ready for such a spectacle!

LEIA
Whatever you think of him now, he always believed in you.

LUKE
And yet he couldn’t tell me himself?

Leia then looks back at Paige and the Twins as they enter the Temple.

LEIA
Paige, you’re the healer, so you need to be in the centre while we stand around you.

Paige stands on one of many circular mosaics around the Temple then the others gather around her holding each others hands and wait.

A strange WIND suddenly passes through them all. Then we see Anakin Skywalker stood before Paige, still in a blue haze, one that SPARKLES like never before.

ANAKIN
So, you are my saviour?

PAIGE
Yeah, I guess.

ANAKIN
Take my hands and help me come alive again.

He closes his eye and reaches out to her taking her hands.

Slowly the Force Ghost before them begins to solidify, losing its sparkle all the while, until finally the Chosen One is complete!

CLOSE UP on Jaike and Jenna, their mouths GAPING wide open.

Anakin takes a deep breath as the others step back breaking the circle.

ANAKIN
I’m home! But the Galaxy must not hear of my return until it is safe again.

He goes towards Luke and Leia then looks around curiously.

ANAKIN
We have much to talk about, but someone who should be here is missing?

LUKE
My son... he was injured during the rescue.

ANAKIN
I must see him at once!

LEIA
I’ll take you to him.

Leia leaves the room with Anakin the others follow, all except Luke.

CUT TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. MEDICAL BAY. RECOVERY ROOM.

We see Ethan lying on a bed in a small room in a long gown while instruments monitor his condition. Leia enters followed by Anakin and Paige. The Twins wait outside watching through a large Bay Window.

LEIA
According to the Medics he’s now locked in a comatose state, no one knows when he’ll wake up only that one day he will.

Anakin goes to the young man and touches the HUMAN side of his head.

CLOSE UP on Anakin as he closes his eyes and concentrates. He SQUEEZES his eyes TIGHTER as if searching for something. Then his eyes open again.

ANAKIN
It isn’t here!!

LEIA
What isn’t?

ANAKIN
The last Power of Destiny, a power that each of you kept for me. But he doesn’t have it.

LEIA
I don’t understand.

Then Luke enters the room and everyone turns to face him.

LUKE (to Leia)
The 6 Powers of Destiny! Powers given to The Chosen One by the Whills to stop the Wraith, but to do that he must retrieve them all.

LEIA
Could the Wraith have it?

ANAKIN
No! That I’m relieved to say is impossible.
Possibly ‘someone or something’ of value to your son may have formed a connection to it.

LEIA
Something of value could be almost anything!

ANAKIN
Yes it could. The Wraith knew what they were doing, but we must find it before they do.

CLOSE UP on Luke staring at his son. (O.S.)

LUKE
When he wakes up he will know where to look.

CLOSE UP on Ethan sleeping as the others leave the room. (O.S.)

DISSOLVE TO:

EXT. DANTOOINE. JEDI ENCLAVE. (SUNRISE)

The sun rises over distant hills a flock Gundagarms flies into the light.

CUT TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. LUKE’S ABODE.

DROP SHOT on Luke lying alone on a large four poster bed. He slowly wakes up and sits on the side.

CLOSE UP in his hand we see a tiny Holo Projector. The image of Mara Jade appears dressed in a flowing blue gown.

MARA
How I wish I could tell you how I feel right now! Would you ever understand, even though it was you who saved me? I just need time to think, to come to terms with what you really are! The Jedi Order is important to you, of course, I know that, but I need to know that I can be part of you too?? When you’re ready I’ll come home. Don’t come looking, you will never find me! I love you... I always have.

Then the image fades and Luke stares downward in silence.

Suddenly the door opens and the Twins, now wearing flowing white gowns, RUSH in excitedly to Luke.

JENNA
Uncle Luke, you have to see this, come with us, it’s fantastic!!

JAIKE
It’s the most amazing thing ever!! You have never seen anything like it!!

The Twins take Luke’s hands and they leave the room together.

CUT TO:

INT. JEDI ENCLAVE. MAIN CORRIDOR.

They appear in the Main Corridor where several Jedi then stand aside to reveal Chancellor Ackbar, Vice Chancellor Sullen, Sol Bereen and other members of the Republic Senate apparently waiting for them.

LUKE
Chancellor, it is an honour as always, but an unexpected surprise.

ACKBAR
Grand Master, Skywalker. It appears I owe you an apology.

LUKE
An apology for what, Sir?

ACKBAR
Not listening to the wise words of a Jedi!

LUKE
Then you know about the Invaders?

ACKBAR
Yes, I know. However, I was foolish enough to believe in the Senate, they in turn convinced themselves the Hierarchy could not be trusted even when a far greater threat existed.

LUKE
There wasn’t anything you could’ve done.

ACKBAR
Perhaps! But, as protectors of the Galaxy the Alliance should have been there.

LUKE
(curiously)
Why are you ‘really’ here, Chancellor?

ACKBAR
To ask the Jedi Order to come back! To join us as it once was for the Old Republic. The Galaxy needs you now more than ever.

LUKE
I will consider it, but the Jedi Order is not what you think. We too are still growing and have much to learn.

ACKBAR
Then let us all grow and learn together, but not live in fear anymore?

Then Kyle appears beside Luke who stares at him curiously.

KYLE
He’s right. We all need each other now.

LUKE
You didn’t have anything to do with this did you, Master Janus?

KYLE
I gave them our location in good faith, and I will accept any punishment the same, Master.

LUKE
We will talk about this later, Master Janus.
(to Ackbar)
In the mean time, if you’ll excuse me, I have a lot of thinking to do.

ACKBAR
I understand, Master Skywalker. However, if I may make one last plea to your senses?

Ackbar then gestures towards a WIDE door slowly RUMBLING open at the far end of the Corridor revealing a Balcony on which stand Han, Leia, Cain and Paige. Jaike and Jenna run over to them and the others follow.

Luke and Kyle slowly walk towards the Balcony where we begin to hear VOICES CHEERING, growing louder from outside.

EXT. JEDI ENCLAVE. REAR ENTRANCE. BALCONY/PLAINS (DAY)

LUKE’S P.O.V. as he moves past Han and Leia onto the Balcony. Overhead we see THOUSANDS of star ships hovering in the skies, then PANNING DOWN towards the Plains with MILLIONS of people stood CHEERING while waving flags and banners.

CLOSE UP on Luke, for the first time he is very emotional but hides it well.

LUKE
Everything I’ve done, everything I’ve known, I’ve never felt so important as I do now.

WIDE SHOT towards the crowd as a squadron of T-Wing Fighters flies over the cliffs releasing SMOKE of many colours.

CLOSE UP on Cain and Paige stood a bit away from the others. She smiles at him then looks away shyly.

CAIN
What’s that look for?

PAIGE
Can’t believe I almost fell for you.

CAIN
You’re kidding, right?

PAIGE
Actually, you’re a really good person outside that rough exterior, kinda cute even.

CAIN
Now I know you’re just fooling.

PAIGE
Am not! I see things about people, that’s my gift. You’ll go far Cain Solo, I know it.

Then Nicko, Chewie, Lumpa, Cobar and One-Eye appear, congratulating each other as they look down on the crowd.

Threepio, Artoo and Dio are together on another part of the Balcony.

Artoo BEEPS and WHISTLES with excitement.

THREEPIO
To tell you the truth, Artoo, I’m not at all sure what to think.

Then Dio CLICKS a few choice words of his own.

THREEPIO
I am not a “Kill-joy”, Dio!! I merely express a little concern given what Artoo and I have already been through.

Artoo WHISTLES at Threepio curiously.

THREEPIO
You may well be right, my little friend. Who knows what humans are capable of!

Finally we FOCUS on Luke, Han and Leia.

She smiles and takes Luke by the arm.

LEIA
Y’know, we could just try and do what’s best for the Galaxy and see what happens?

LUKE
Yes, we could, but the Wraith will come. What if we’re wrong and he can’t stop this?

HAN
Then we fight them ‘together’! Besides, isn’t that supposed to be the Jedi way?

LUKE
It was... once. It was also nearly the end of everything they stood for.

LEIA
The Chancellor’s right, we can’t live in fear of the past anymore. It’s time for the Galaxy to trust in the Jedi again.

LUKE
They want that more than anything, Leia. And if this really is a new beginning, we will be ready when the time comes.

We slowly PULL BACK from Luke, Han and Leia and everyone on the Balcony, the crowd below still WAVING and CHEERING as the T-Wings make another pass.

WIPE TO:

THE END
 
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