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Outlaws
by Ray Impastato (Raymond.Impastato@whiteman.af.mil)

Rated: PG   Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy   User Review:
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EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Opening Crawl climbs into infinity.
                                                            
It has been nearly a decade since the Clone Wars ended.
Across the galaxy are hushed whispers of a coming
revolution.

Following in the footsteps of his late mentor, outlaw Gavin
Windrider and archaeologist Nye Rotunza seek a lost treasure
long buried in the sands of this tumultuous time.

Racing to Raltiir in Gavin's starship, the Maelstrom, they
seek the final piece of the puzzle. But darker forces also
seek the lost treasure and now stand poised to end their
quest once and for all...
                                                            
 
EXT. RALTIIR-SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Maelstrom, a sleek but weathered cabin cruiser, emerges from
hyperspace and rushes toward Raltiir.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin and Nye sit side by side looking out at the planet.
Gavin is a man of about twenty years with dark hair and an
aquiline profile. Nye is a nervous looking man of about the
same age but much lighter, frailer features.
                                                            
                       NYE
Star destroyers. Never been this
close. Almost feel like we should
power up some defense systems.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I think that's what they call
"suspicious" this close to the
core.
                                                            
Nye looks nervous still.
                                                            
                       NYE
You trust the courier?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I trust that he wants to get paid.
                                                            
                       NYE
You realize this is the Black
Sun's base world right?
                                                            

2.

                       GAVIN
I skimmed the brochure. I hear the
Membrosia is good here.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
Just for the record I'm completely
against this idea. This is just
going to be another world you'll
never be able to show your face on
again.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Can't be any worse than...
                                                            
                       NYE
Raxus...
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I was thinking Ord Pardron. But
Raxus was pretty bad too.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE-LOW ORBIT - NIGHT
                                                            
Maelstrom makes her final approach. The ship touches down on
a landing platform.
                                                            
 
INT. MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin is sitting by himself, looking at a holo of himself, a
slightly older man, and a lovely but tough looking woman.
Nye enters and looks a bit embarrassed to have interrupted
Gavin's reverie. He waits a moment then...
                                                            
                       NYE
It wasn't your fault.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (Beat)
I know.
                                                            
As Gavin stashes the holoprojector, Nye looks uneasy about
the coat he is wearing.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Alright, we do this one by the
numbers. Let's not have it turn
into another bloodbath like the
last...what's wrong?
                                                            

3.

                       NYE
Oh. The coat. You don't think it's
too much?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Uh, no. It's fine. You look very
scary. Very mean. I wouldn't mess
with you.
                                                            
                       NYE
      (Cheerful)
OK
                                                            
 
EXT. LANDING PAD - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin and Nye leave Maelstrom behind as they head for the
city. A port official droid comes up to meet them.
                                                            
                       DROID
You know the drill.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Here you go. Berthing fees for the
Idiots Array.
                                                            
Nye looks a bit surprised for a split second. The droid
takes the payment from Gavin and "writes" something on a
"pad" he is holding.
                                                            
                       DROID
Thank you sir.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Have a nice day.
                                                            
                       DROID
You try and do the same sir.
                                                            
The droid leaves.
                                                            
                       NYE
A fake registry? Are we going to
break every law in the galaxy?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Nah. Just the ones we don't like.
                                                            
Gavin and Nye make their way through the spaceport. A seedy
looking Rodian takes note as they walk by. Gavin is
oblivious, but Nye casts a somewhat menacing eye at the
hunter, but ignores him.
                                                            

4.

The Rodian looks to a rooftop and sees Jai, a formidable
looking female Sector Ranger watching them through
electrobinoculars. She shakes her head no to the Rodian who
keeps moving.
                                                            
                       JAI
You have got to be kidding me.
                                                            
 
INT. FOOD COURT - NIGHT
                                                            
Various patrons frequent the food court including the usual
assortment of aliens and a few imp officers. Gavin and Nye
enter.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Go get yourself a drink.
                                                            
Nye moves off toward the bar. Gavin moves to a booth and
sits down. A waitress approaches.
                                                            
                       WAITRESS
What can I get you?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (with mock resolve)
Membrosia.
                                                            
The waitress leaves. Stranger approaches table.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
Membrosia. You should hang up the
blaster and just paint your face
like a Naboo monarch.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
You're one to talk. Haven't picked
anybody's pockets since you put
down, have you?
                                                            
                       STRANGER
Just yours.
                                                            
The stranger throws 2 power cells and a comlink on the
table. Gavin seems a bit amused. He grabs the items and
re-pockets them.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
You still flying around in that
jabbering heap you call a ship?
                                                            

5.

                       GAVIN
At least I've got a ship. Hear
tell all you got from your boss
was a black eye and a broken nose.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
I'm not lucky enough to just
stumble into owning a ship.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Nothing lucky about it.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
I suppose...
                                                            
Gavin tosses the creds. The stranger passes a datacard.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
This makes us just about even I'd
say.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I save your life, and we're even
after you make a simple delivery?
I think I got the glowing end.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
This is Raltiir, Black Sun
territory you know who I work for.
You carryin'?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (Gestures at
       weapon)
Always.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
      (Smiles)
You have better taste in weapons
than you do in ships. Maybe you're
not the amateur everyone says you
are...
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Who says that?
                                                            
                       STRANGER
Ah, well...nobody...your partner
though. He's the worst excuse for
a backup man I ever saw.
                                                            
As this is said we see Nye being bullied at the bar.
                                                            

6.

                       GAVIN
He's an archaeologist.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
You know, I thought of being an
archaeologist once.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Really?
                                                            
                       STRANGER
No. Too boring. Ditch the
archaeologist and hire some real
help.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Oh, real help. You think I should
throw in with the Hutts like you
huh?
                                                            
                       STRANGER
Don't remind me.
      (gestures around
       himself)
At least they discourage the type
of attention you just bought. Now
if you'll excuse me, I have some
real business to attend to.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Sure you don't wanna tag along
Solo?
                                                            
                       STRANGER
I think I'll sit this one out.
                                                            
Gavin leaves. A bounty hunter walks up to the stranger's
table.
                                                            
                       BOUNTY HUNTER
Where is it?
                                                            
                       STRANGER
      (points)
Sold it to that guy.
                                                            
Bounty hunter hesitates.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
He's getting away.
                                                            
                       BOUNTY HUNTER
Jactna!
                                                            

7.

Bounty Hunter turns to leave. The waitress brings Gavin's
drink. Solo leans forward.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
Hey!
                                                            
Hunter turns back.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
He asked me to give you this.
                                                            
Solo gets up from the table in a flash, slipping a blade
into the hunters ribcage. He silently lowers the hunter into
the booth and lets him slump onto the table. The now dead
hunter looks like he is sleeping. Solo leaves him there.
                                                            
                       STRANGER
Now we're even.
      (To waitress)
How you doin' sweetheart?
                                                            
Takes Gavin's drink.
                                                            
 
EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin bursts into the alley. He draws his blaster. As he
emerges around a corner he sees two armed bounty hunters
standing guard.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (into comlink)
Nye. It's an ambush. Head for the
monument down the street. Mal, we
need a pick up.
                                                            
Gavin creeps up on the hunters.
                                                            
 
INT. BAR - NIGHT
                                                            
Nye continues being hassled by the guys at the bar before
finally knocking both of them out and running.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
One of the bounty hunters turns and sees Gavin. He raises
his blaster.
                                                            
                       BOUNTY HUNTER
It's him!
                                                            

8.

Gavin catches the hunter's arm forcing him to shoot the
other hunter, then punches him into a power coupling and
takes the gun. He dodges a passing speeder then dives for
cover behind some barrels as shots come from the roof.
                                                            
Gavin throws a smoke grenade that bursts in the street.
Several thugs pile out of the speeder that Gavin dodged.
                                                            
 
EXT. STREET - NIGHT
                                                            
A bounty hunter fires a blast and turns to reposition
himself. He catches Nye's elbow in the face. Nye jumps over
the ledge of the building toward the street below. He does a
very imperfect front flip as he falls.
                                                            
 
EXT. OPEN AREA - NIGHT
                                                            
Nye lands awkwardly next to Gavin.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Where have you been?!
                                                            
                       NYE
You know, I was...
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Never mind.What've we got?
                                                            
                       NYE
Bomu clan, Black Sun enforcers,
and an abyssan I have never seen
before.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I didn't even know the Bomu clan
was still mad at us.
                                                            
                       NYE
What do you think?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Looks like it's them or us.
                                                            
Bounty hunters survey the area.
                                                            
                       BOUNTY HUNTER
Are they dead?
                                                            
Blaster shots lance out from the darkness hitting several
hunters. Gavin and Nye leapfrog forward each one covering
the other as they advance. Hunters return fire.
                                                            

9.

                       GAVIN
      (waving bystanders
       away.)
Get off the street!
                                                            
Civilians begin to flee. Gavin rushes a bounty hunter and
clocks him with a brutal right hook. Several of Gavin's
shots hit the speeder which causes it to explode. Nye slide
kicks a hunters gun away and they begin a grappling match
for Nye's gun. Gavin turns as another hunter is drawing a
bead on him. Gavin unloads almost a dozen shots into the
heavily armored hunter before the hunter falls. As nye
continues battling the Rodian, the Abyssan points his weapon
at Gavin. Gavin turns to get a shot but he is too late.
                                                            
Suddenly a shot rings out and the Abyssan falls.
                                                            
The crowd parts as Jai enters. She keeps her blaster trained
on Gavin.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Aww, damn.
                                                            
                       JAI
Drop it.
                                                            
Gavin throws down his blaster.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
You again. I thought we dusted you
back on Raxus. How's that leg?
                                                            
                       JAI
As much as I don't like you
Windrider, you're worth more
alive, so why don't you just keep
your mouth shut for once?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Always good to know my life has
value to somebody.
                                                            
                       JAI
Your life and the disk.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
What disk?
                                                            
                       JAI
You see Gavin, that's the kind of
talk that's gonna get you killed.
                                                            

10.

                       GAVIN
What makes you so sure the disk is
any value to you?
                                                            
                       JAI
The imperial bounty on top of the
bounty you already have on your
head from your exploits in the
rim. Or should I say, your boss's
exploits. Now...give.
                                                            
Gavin hesitates for a moment than pulls out the disk. Jai
steps forward keeping her blaster up. As she reaches Gavin
he suddenly grabs her blaster hand and the collar of her
armor.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I have been through entirely too
much trouble for this thing to
just hand it over to a second rate
bottom feeder like you.
                                                            
They break apart as Jai kicks Gavin backward over a garbage
receptacle.
                                                            
Jai hurls a small stun grenade. Gavin dives away from the
blast. Jai draws a vibroblade. As they fight you can see Nye
and the other hunter fighting in the background.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Who sent you? Corporate sector?
Mephout Dominion?
                                                            
The fight ends abruptly with Jai pinning Gavin, vibroblade
raised. Simultaneously nye knocks out the hunter he was
fighting and turns, aiming at Jai.
                                                            
                       JAI
None of the above. You're more
popular than you realize.
                                                            
A shot hits Jai in the back. She rears up then falls against
a crate. Gavin prods her and she falls over. Gavin shakes
his numb hand. Nye emerges.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I hate stun splash.
                                                            
                       NYE
Sorry. She was too close for a
kill shot. Are you alright?
                                                            

11.

                       GAVIN
I'm fine. You all right? Were you
hit?
                                                            
                       NYE
No.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I wonder who she's working for.
                                                            
                       NYE
We need to go. I think we've worn
out our welcome here.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
That's gotta be some kind of
record.
                                                            
Gavin bends down and lifts Jai.
                                                            
                       NYE
What are you doing?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Taking her with us.
                                                            
                       NYE
Why?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Information. We'll need it.
                                                            
Gavin and Nye turn as Maelstrom drops in.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE -FX - NIGHT
                                                            
The planet Coruscant looms large orbited by the Death Star.
Imperial vessels swarm around the gargantuan sphere.
                                                            
 
INT. THRONE ROOM-EMPEROR - NIGHT
                                                            
Viator, an imposing Admiral in the Imperial Navy, speaks
with the Emperor holographically..
                                                            
                       VIATOR
They escaped into hyperspace
before the police units could
intercept them. They must have
made multiple jumps. None of the
units at any of their possible
destinations have seen any trace
            (MORE)

12.

                       VIATOR (cont'd)
of them.
                                                            
                       EMPEROR
I see, Admiral. Place all sector
patrols on the alert. I'm placing
you in charge of locating that
ship.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Me, your highness? Surely it won't
take an entire squadron to deal
with a pair of criminals.
                                                            
                       EMPEROR
These are no ordinary criminals.
You and your first officer have
encountered them before. On
Sicemon.
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Their leader, the Queen's
companion, was killed during that
engagement. Their organization, if
indeed it can be called such, has
been splintered. They couldn't
possibly pose a threat to imperial
security.
                                                            
                       EMPEROR
      (laughs)
Are you suggesting that I am
behaving foolishly, Captain?
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
No, my lord.
                                                            
                       EMPEROR
Good. Given the importance of this
mission, I'm sending one of my
lieutenants to join you as well. I
trust you have no objections?
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Are you sure that's completely
necessary my lord? Captain
Ramsdell and myself are more than
capable of dealing with these...
                                                            
                       EMPEROR
Do you continue to question my
Judgment, Admiral?
                                                            

13.

                       VIATOR
Of course not my lord. As you
command.
                                                            
Viator and Ramsdell leave the chamber. The emperors evil
smile continues for a moment before dissolving into an evil
glare.
                                                            
 
INT. MAELSTROM.LOUNGE - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin and Nye are seated at a table.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
That could have gone worse.
                                                            
                       NYE
Are you gonna be alright?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I'll be fine. I just...
                                                            
                       NYE
It never gets any easier does it?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I hope not. I never had the gut
for this gunslinger business. How
many more people will die for this
thing?
                                                            
                       NYE
Can't do anything about it now.
They made a choice. The important
thing is, we can assemble the map
now.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Yeah. The map. Problem is half
the galactic underworld is after
it. I think it's time.
                                                            
Nye reacts with surprise.
                                                            
                       NYE
To get the gang back together?
Wow. How are you planning on
pulling that off?
                                                            

14.

                       GAVIN
As long as we have something to
show them for our trouble, we
shouldn't have any problem
convincing them.
                                                            
Nye nods.
                                                            
                       NYE
Already working on it.
                                                            
A small floating droid appears. It is a MalPod
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
So. Who's on the guest list for
your little party?
                                                            
 
EXT. BESPIN - DAY
                                                            
Ewelduc, a Kanatalan, is hanging upside down from a weather
vane under the floating city.
                                                            
                       GAVIN (VO)
Ewelduc Hurshbag. I hear he's been
eking out a living as an
information broker in the mid-rim.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM (VO)
He won't be too hard to find. He's
got a record on every planet he's
ever been to.
                                                            
 
EXT. ORD MANTELL - DAY
                                                            
Stormtrooper X walks down the street. He is a fierce looking
mercenary topped by a stolen stormtrooper helmet defaced by
a red X.
                                                            
                       NYE (VO)
What about X? He'll be tough to
run down.
                                                            
X blasts a thug without looking.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
People tend to remember when he's
been to town.
                                                            
 

15.

INT. MAELSTROM.LOUNGE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Queen Rana Moll?
                                                            
                       NYE
      (pause)
Are you really going to ask her?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I really don't have choice. If we
run into any more trouble her
"resources" may be our only
chance.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
She'll never agree.
                                                            
After a moment, Nye breaks the awkward silence.
                                                            
                       NYE
Well, I've picked several possible
locations for our rendezovus.
Kinyen, Zelos II, Endor, Velmor,
Rhamalai, Myrkr, Abbaji, Benga...
                                                            
                       GAVIN
What is your obsession with forest
moons?
                                                            
                       NYE
Some of the greatest and most
momentous events in galactic
history have been decided on
forest moons.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
No forest moons! Nar Shadaa: nice,
dirty, urban planet. Good place
for outlaws to meet. Forest moons.
We've got reputations to uphold.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
I can't even find the words.
                                                            
Pounding is heard from the back.
                                                            
                       JAI
Let me out of this closet you
pathetic Murglacks! When I get
loose I'm gonna space the both of
you! You're gonna be sucking
vacuum!
                                                            

16.

                       GAVIN
Now that's just rude. We'll let
you out when you tell us who
you're working for and you agree
to behave yourself.
                                                            
Jai snarls. After a beat, she reaches down and pulls a small
device out of her boot. She reaches into her mouth and pulls
out a tooth which she begins working into the other device.
                                                            
 
INT. STAR DESTORYER - NIGHT
                                                            
Ramsdell and Viator stand in a shuttle hangar aboard their
Star Destroyer. A shuttle puts down and lowers it's ramp.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
I don't see why the Emperor has
taken such an interest in a few
petty criminals. He must know of
the talk of Rebellion among
senators from key worlds. Our
resources could be better spent
elsewhere.
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Any word on who this Lieutenant is
that he is sending? I've heard the
court the Emperor keeps is
somewhat...eccentric.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Who can tell?
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
All we need is some sniveling
technocrat getting in the way of
the operation.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Don't worry. This is still my
fleet, and I won't stand for any
political lackeys who fancy
themselves...
                                                            
Viator falls silent as Lord Darth Vader descends from his
shuttle. He walks up to the officers casting a shadow over
the admiral.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
      (After a terrified
       pause)
Welcome aboard the Triumphant,
Lord Vader. We welcome your
            (MORE)

17.

                       VIATOR (cont'd)
assistance in this matter.
                                                            
                       VADER
Spare me the platitudes.You and
your battle group are at my
disposal. You are tools I will
exploit to do the Emperor's will
and no more.
                                                            
Vader turns and leaves.
                                                            
                       VADER
Show me to my quarters.
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Charming.
                                                            
They leave.
                                                            
 
INT. UPPER ROOM-NAR SHADAA - NIGHT
                                                            
The gang is gathered in room on Nar Shadaa. Gavin at the
head of the table. Maelstrom is present in auxillary form.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (into comlink)
So there'll be no distractions
Newt?
                                                            
                       NEWT
How can you be deaf with ears like
that? You're practictally family.
I've got every corner of this grid
covered by my security droids.
Nobody is gonna be able to get
within a half a click of you
without your okay.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
You actually trust that dianoga?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
It's Newt. He and Knoll go way
back. I think we'll be alright.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
So you guys captured the bounty
hunter who has been chasing you
across the galaxy and you didn't
kill her?
                                                            

18.

Stormtrooper X looks his way.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
Me and X can do it if you want.
                                                            
                       NYE
No that's OK. Gavin wants to know
who she's working for, what the
reward is. These kind of things
help his ego.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
      (stunned)
Incredible.
                                                            
Gavin glances at his chrono.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
I told you she wasn't coming.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
She'll be here.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
Knoll drove that woman half crazy.
You may finish the job.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Who programmed you to worry this
much?
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
Who programmed you to not think
before you do anything?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Maybe you've got a memory wipe
overdue.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
Maybe the ship is late for it's
first scheduled meltdown!
                                                            
Boma enters unseen and surveys the room. She is a stern
looking woman with a patch over one eye. She shakes her
head.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Well. I guess some things never
change.
                                                            
Everyone turns and looks.
                                                            

19.

                       GAVIN
Boma...I...
                                                            
Boma takes a seat.
                                                            
                       BOMA
      (after a moment,
       impatiently)
Well, don't keep us in suspense.
I'm sure you didn't drag us all
here from the 4 corners of the
galaxy and our business for a
happy reunion.
                                                            
Gavin stays fixed on Boma for a moment before partly
regaining his composure.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I...we..Nye and I followed up the
lead that Knoll was following
after taking that job for Malta
the Hutt. Turns out that in the
back corner of a showroom of the
famous antique dealer Mungo Baobab
there was an old datacard that
contained the second half of a
hyperspace course which took it's
bearer close to what looked to be
the edge of the outer rim.
                                                            
The three newbies look stunned.
                                                            
                       BOMA
      (Suddenly shocked
       looking)
You don't mean?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
We've finished the map and
translated it.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
We can read it? It must be
centuries old. The data isn't
corrupted?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
It was encrypted using old
galactic, a dialect thats somewhat
out of use in this age. Luckily
our outlaw archaeologist speaks it
pretty fluently. He was our wild
card in the array. He'll also be
the key to bypassing several
            (MORE)

20.

                       GAVIN (cont'd)
security systems left by the
previous owners so to speak. The
hidden fortress is located on the
fifth planet of the Sunada system.
Imperial patrols in the sector
don't even bother with it. But,
Nye and I seem to have a knack for
attracting trouble lately. I've
heard from a reliable source that
there's an Imperial bounty on us,
and that our old friend Admiral
Viator has been tasked with
bringing us in. We may run into
problems if somebody catches on to
where we're going.
                                                            
                       BOMA
And how would somebody catch on to
where we're going?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I don't know, but like I said,
half the bounty hunters in the
galaxy seem to be gunning for us
lately, and I don't want to take
chances.
                                                            
Going around the table.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Duc, we'll need you on tech
detail. X you'll handle weapons as
only you can. And Boma, we'll need
ships.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Ships? As in a squadron?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Battle group red.
                                                            
                       BOMA
      (laughs)
What? Did you think I would just
lend you the fleet for your little
excursion. We're not mercs for
hire Gavin.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
There's something you need to
know...
                                                            

21.

                       EWELDUC
That's gratitude for you.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Gratitude! I should have left you
to rot in your cells with the rest
of those scoundrels and scumbags.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
And we should have fled the planet
with the smart people when we had
a chance, but we didn't. We stayed
behind and fought.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Well thank you very much. I'm sure
the moment my father disintegrated
in a cloud of atoms and our royal
legacy rode a fireball into the
sky, he was very grateful for your
help.
                                                            
Boma turns toward Gavin.
                                                            
                       BOMA
I suppose now you think you're a
fleet comander too? You're doing a
hell of a job as an Outlaw, a
fortune hunter and a pirate gang
leader.
                                                            
Boma gets up and leaves. Gavin follows.
                                                            
 
EXT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Wait.
                                                            
Boma stops.
                                                            
                       BOMA
      (sarcastically)
That's quite a crew you've
assembled. You really put a lot of
thought into this.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Look I know how you feel about
this your majesty but we need you.
                                                            

22.

                       BOMA
Gavin, I know how you feel about
this...this quest your on, but do
everybody around you a favor and
let it go.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Knoll wanted...
                                                            
                       BOMA
Knoll is dead. He's dead because
his dreams were bigger than he
was.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I'm stronger than he was.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Oh? Not the lowly cabin boy any
more? Now you've got a ship, a
blaster, a crew of rogues, you're
ready to take on the universe?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
If you don't believe I can do this
why'd you come? Heir to the throne
has got to have better things to
do with her time.
                                                            
                       BOMA
      (suddenly far away)
There is no throne. My people
wander through space without
purpose, without a home.
Scattered. Only the loyalest of my
father's people still follow me. I
never wanted to be queen.
      (Boma turns stern
       again)
You've got to let this go.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I'm doing this, with or without
your help.
                                                            
                       BOMA
      (Putting blaster
       up to his head)
Maybe I should save you the
trouble of getting yourself
killed. Are you that ready to die?
                                                            

23.

                       GAVIN
Ramsdell is part of the task force
that's after us.
                                                            
Boma stops.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Ramsdell. Ramsdell...damn you.
Gavin, damn you.
                                                            
Touches eyepatch.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
If you won't do it for Knoll, or
me, do it for your own reasons. I
don't care. But I need firepower
and as formidable as X and his
gang are, they're no match for
imperials.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Alright. Alright, The defense
fleet is at your disposal. We'll
finish this. I'll see Ramsdell
dead.
                                                            
Looks at Gavin.
                                                            
                       BOMA
You'll be the death of us all.
                                                            
Station alarm begins sounding.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (into comlink)
Mal. Talk to me.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
      (over comlink)
Entanglement. Imperial type.
                                                            
                       BOMA
That was fast.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (into comlink)
What gives Newt? I thought you
guaranteed privacy.
                                                            
                       NEWT
Sorry kid. But the bounty on your
head is just too big to pass up.
Got my retirement to consider.
Just surrender yourself to my
            (MORE)

24.

                       NEWT (cont'd)
security droids and we won't have
any problems.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
If it ain't one thing it's
another.
                                                            
Switches channels.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
X, Duc, Nye, do you copy?
                                                            
                       NYE
Yeah. What's going on?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
We've been set up!
                                                            
A security droid rounds the corner and Boma blasts it.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Blast it Newt! Call off the dogs.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
                       NEWT
I don't think so. That'd make it
real hard to collect the bounty.
Might wanna stop shootin' at em'
too. They might mistake you for a
threat.
                                                            
Takes a drink.
                                                            
                                         CUT TO
                                                            
                       GAVIN
You brought a holdout?!
                                                            
                       BOMA
You said you wanted to talk. I
wasn't expecting a damned
firefight.
                                                            
Boma hurls a flammable container at the droids and shoots it
causing an explosion.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Ewelduc! Can you slice into the
security system and shut down
these droids?
                                                            

25.

                       EWELDUC
Of course.
                                                            
 
INT. STATION-UPPER ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Ewelduc rips open a panel and rearranges some tech stuff. X
blasts a droid. Nye cowers.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
But that wouldn't be any fun.
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin and Boma shoot out the ceiling which falls and crushes
a droid.
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
Ewelduc steps into the hallway. Two droids confront him.
                                                            
                       DROID
Hands up.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
      (feigning
       desperation)
Please. Please. I'm
just...reaching for my blaster!
                                                            
Grabs his blaster.
                                                            
                       DROID
Open fire!
                                                            
The droids turn and fire on one another. They both explode.
Ewelduc cackles demonically.
                                                            
 
EXT. HALLWAY - NIGHT
                                                            
                       NEWT
      (as a hologram)
You'll never make it past the
blockade. You're all already dead!
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I'll be back for you.
                                                            
Gavin shoots out the camera nearest him.
                                                            

26.

                       GAVIN
Get to the hangar.
                                                            
As Gavin turns Boma, Nye, Duc, X, and Maelstrom move up
behind him. The group walks toward the camera in true badass
fashion. The Outlaws!
                                                            
 
EXT. STATION.SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Ships flee the area as our heroes rocket away. A star
destroyer looms overhead.
                                                            
                       COMM VOICE
To the captain of the Maelstrom.
Cease your flight and return to
the station. You will be placed in
imperial custody. If you do not
comply you will be fired upon.
                                                            
Several droid fighters pursue the heroes.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT.MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Droid fighters. Newt sure is
persistent. Nye, get in the
turret. Think you two fast movers
could dust em' off my tail?
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT.Z-95 - NIGHT
                                                            
                       BOMA
I've got the lead. Cover me
pirate.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT.N1 - NIGHT
                                                            
                       STORMTROOPER X
Copy.
                                                            
 
INT. GUNPOD - NIGHT
                                                            
Nye fires the quad lasers at the droid fighters.
                                                            
                       NYE
You don't restore a classic like
this and then fly it all over the
galaxy getting shot up...
                                                            

27.

                       GAVIN
I'm taking us into the debris
field.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
The heroes race through a massive field of starship hulls,
engines , and detritus pursued by fighters. Laser blasts
come from Maelstrom. Maelstrom weaves in and out of the
debris littering orbit.
                                                            
                       NYE
There's too many of them!
                                                            
The queen's Z-95 and Stormtrooper X's N1 drop in behind them
and blast two of the droid fighters. The second collides
with the third. Explosion! The heroes race out of the debris
field and head for open space.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT.MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       GAVIN
We'll settle up with Newt later.
Everyone to the rendezvous point
that Maelstrom sends to you. I'll
tell you the plan when we get
there.
                                                            
The ships all jump to hyperspace.
                                                            
 
INT. STAR DESTROYER - NIGHT
                                                            
Ramsdell approaches Viator.
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Our target just fled the
smuggler's moon.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Was the sector patrol able to
attach a homing beacon?
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
No sir. But we've already secured
most of Windrider's known
hideouts. The loyalty of his
allies was fairly easy to buy.
It's only a matter of time before
he steps into our trap.
                                                            

28.

                       VADER
That won't be necessary. I know
exactly where they are going.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Ah yes. Your jedi intuition.
                                                            
                       VADER
You would do well not to dispute
my abilities admiral.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Oh I would never.I am simply
curious as to why the Emperor
would trust a Jedi as his personal
lapdog.
                                                            
                       VADER
Yes it is curious isn't it?
                                                            
A rumble is heard as Viator clutches his chest.
                                                            
                       VADER
Perhaps my reputation has not
reached your ears yet, Admiral. I
am neither tolerant of stupidity
nor subtle in correcting it.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
The Emperor will not stand for
this.
                                                            
                       VADER
You are replaceable. I will risk
angering the Emperor.
                                                            
Vader releases Viator.
                                                            
                       VADER
Notify the Galaxian and the
Defender to set course for sector
212 of the southern quadrant.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
      (haltingly)
Yes...Lord Vader.
                                                            
 
INT. MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
Nye awakes on the Maelstrom. Gavin enters.
                                                            

29.

                       GAVIN
You nervous?
                                                            
                       NYE
What? Oh no. I just...I got a bad
feeling about this.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
It'll be alright. You've done
pretty good so far.
                                                            
Gavin sits down.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Didn't see this coming.
                                                            
                       NYE
What?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
This. Running around the galaxy
hunting treasure. Being outlaws.
Funny what life throws at ya huh?
                                                            
                       NYE
      (laughs)
Yeah.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I wonder what my father would have
thought of all this? When I left
Jabiim, I was hoping to find my
place in the universe.
                                                            
                       NYE
You may be closer than you
realize.
                                                            
Silence.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I coudn't have done it without you
Nye. Thanks for sticking by when
the others left.
                                                            
                       NYE
Thank you. For keeping me alive to
do it. Uh...could I have a minute?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Of course. We'll be in system in
45 minutes.
                                                            

30.

Gavin leaves. Nye looks over at the computer terminal.
                                                            
                       NYE
Mal. I need you to do me a favor.
                                                            
 
INT. MAELSTROM-CLOSET - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin moves to the closet.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
You still alive in there?
                                                            
                       JAI
You've got some real durasteel to
keep this up. How long do you
think you can keep me in here?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Considering how long you've been
in there, it would seem
indefinitely. But it doesn't have
to be that way. We might could
make a deal.
                                                            
                       JAI
      (pause)
I'm listening.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Well, we are about to become
richer than the Emperor. But, as
you probably know, half the galaxy
seems to have the same idea. We
can use all the help we can get if
things get hairy, and seeing how
you're already involved...
                                                            
                       JAI
You want me to help you. Are you
deranged?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
No. But having another mouth to
feed around here plus all this
noise lately has really got me at
my wits end. So if you help us
I'll give you a cut of our profits
and we part ways never to meet
again.
                                                            
                       JAI
If I refuse.
                                                            

31.

                       GAVIN
We toss you out the airlock and
turn the quadlasers on you cause I
don't know how much more of your
pounding and hollering I can
handle.
                                                            
                       JAI
A bounty hunter of the Arkanis
guild would rather die than fail
to bring down her target...but,
I'm not a member of the Arkanis
guild so...
                                                            
                       GAVIN
So you'll help us?
                                                            
                       JAI
      (pause)
I can't believe I'm saying this
but yes.
                                                            
Door opens. Jai shields her eyes from the light for a second
before coming out.
                                                            
                       JAI
Jai Darillian at your service.
                                                            
Jai and Gavin shake hands.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Glad to hear it. If you had tried
anything, X over there would have
fried you. The vote was 3 to 2 for
killing you. But this is my ship
and on my ship, what I say goes.
Don't make me regret it.
                                                            
Stormtrooper X lurks in the corner. Boma follows Gavin away.
                                                            
                       BOMA
That was good. Very tough. So now
the bounty hunter is involved. Do
you just automatically trust
everybody, or just people who are
trying to kill you?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (impatiently)
Something on your mind?
                                                            

32.

                       BOMA
How do you think the empire keeps
tracking you down? They've got
somebody on the inside.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Ewelduc already checked on her.
She's working for Tudball. She has
no sympathy for the Empire.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Not her. Your little archaeologist
buddy. How much do you really know
about him?
                                                            
                       GAVIN
How much do I really know about
you?
                                                            
Boma walks off. Gavin watches her part for a beat then
punches the bulkhead in frustration.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE-SUNADA - DAY
                                                            
Maelstrom, several Z-95s, Cloakshapes, and Y-wings, 2
corvettes and a correllian star destroyer break out of
hyperspace.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-Z-95 - NIGHT
                                                            
Boma turns in her cockpit revealing a glowing red eye.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Communications status check
commencing with Viper squadron.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-VIPER LEADER - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VIPER LEADER
Viper Leader standing by.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-TALON LEADER - NIGHT
                                                            
                       TALON LEADER
Talon leader standing by.
                                                            
 

33.

INT. CORRELLIAN CRUISER - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VALIN
Battle group red on standby.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
Ewelduc, X, Nye, and Gavin are in the cockpit. Ewelduc
checks a readout.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
Yes! The planet is completely
devoid of higher lifeforms or
technology...except for a huge
structure in the upper hemisphere.
                                                            
Nye looks unsettled.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
That's gotta be it.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
It doesn't have to be anything.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (hits panel)
Gavin to Knight leader. We found
something. We're going down to
check it out.
                                                            
                       BOMA
I copy Gavin. Me and the fleet
will hold here in case we have any
unwanted visitors.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
You should be down there when we
find the treasure.
                                                            
                       BOMA
I already found it and lost it.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (somewhat sadly)
Alright. We'll be back.
                                                            
Maelstrom dives toward the planet.
                                                            
 
EXT. SUNADA-FORTRESS - DAY
                                                            
Maelstrom settles down on the fortress.
                                                            
 

34.

INT. CARGO BAY-MAELSTROM - DAY
                                                            
The crew locks and loads.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
I feel good X. We gonna get back
to Corellia and I'm gonna buy a
new ship, find a wife or two, hit
all the clubs. We're gonna be set
for life. You feelin' it?
                                                            
X nods.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
Lock and load!
                                                            
                       JAI
You guys have a lot of confidence
in this kid.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
We have confidence in his old
boss. And he pays us well.
                                                            
Ewelduc goes back to his weapons.
                                                            
                       STORMTROOPER X
He's looked right into the heart
of darkness, seen things nobody
should have to witness even in
three lifetimes. Yet he never
falters. I doubt I'll see his like
again in my lifetime.
                                                            
X hands Jai a heavy blaster.
                                                            
                       STORMTROOPER X
Ma'am.
                                                            
Gavin and Nye enter.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
So. We all set?
                                                            
                       NYE
Do we need so many guns? And
bombs?! And rockets?!
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
When in doubt, max it out.
                                                            
 

35.

EXT. FORTRESS - DAY
                                                            
The heroes disembark and walk up to the main entrance. Duc
moves forward and works the door controls. It slowly slides
open.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
      (To X and Ewelduc)
Stand guard you two. We don't want
any surprises.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
We've got a small mercenary fleet
in orbit and enough firepower to
level half the planet. But... with
you, Things can always get worse.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Thanks.
                                                            
 
INT. FORTRESS-CHAMBER - DAY
                                                            
Nye and Gavin wander through the fortress corridors. They
enter a large circular room. There is a pedestal in the
center of the room.
                                                            
                       NYE
Unbelievable!
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE-SUNADA - NIGHT
                                                            
Mercenary ships hold formation.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
Cut back and forth between cockpits.
                                                            
                       KNIGHT 3
Knight 3 to Knight leader.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Go ahead Knight 3.
                                                            
                       KNIGHT 3
I've got contacts emerging from
hyperspace. Looks like... mother
of god!
                                                            
The imperial task force breaks out of hyperspace.
                                                            

36.

                       KNIGHT 3
I make three imperator class star
destroyers.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Knight squadron, Vipers, Talons
assume attack formation! Look
sharp!
                                                            
Fighters angle in toward the Imperial ships.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Captain Valin. Give us some cover.
We'll engage the fighters.
                                                            
 
INT. STAR DESTROYER-BRIDGE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Resistance is heavier than we
expected.
                                                            
                       VADER
Destroy them all. I will see to
the ones on the planet myself.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
Are you sure that's wise Lord
Vader?
                                                            
                       VADER
Wiser than questioning my orders
Admiral.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE-SUNADA - NIGHT
                                                            
Ties race to meet the merc fighters.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
                       BOMA
All units, prepare to engage.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE-SUNADA - NIGHT
                                                            
Several assault shuttles depart the ship and head for the
planet. The ties and fighters clash. The mercs have the edge
but are clearly outnumbered.
                                                            
 

37.

INT. FORTRESS-CHAMBER - DAY
                                                            
Nye and Gavin look around the chamber they have entered.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
What is this place?
                                                            
                       NYE
The place is not important. It's
significance is lost to history.
This is what we're here for.
                                                            
Nye opens a box in the chamber. He pulls out a small
cylindrical device with grips and an activation plate at one
end. A lightsaber!
                                                            
                       GAVIN
A lightsaber! A jedi weapon?
                                                            
                       NYE
      (smiles)
The guardians of peace and justice
in the Old Republic.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I know what they are. The troops
on Jabiim were lead by Jedi. But I
thought the Jedi turned on the
republic.
                                                            
                       NYE
No, we didn't.
                                                            
Nye grips the lightsaber.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
We?
                                                            
Suddenly the sound of a mechanical respirator is heard.
Gavin and Nye react. Vader looms in the doorway. Gavin
reaches for his blaster. Nye stops him.
                                                            
                       NYE
Things are a little more
complicated than you may have
realized. Go now! I'll handle him.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Are you insane!? Hell...
                                                            
                       NYE
GO!
                                                            

38.

Nye force pushes Gavin away. The door slams shut leaving Nye
and Vader alone. Nye stands his ground against Vader
fearlessly.
                                                            
                       NYE
Skywalker.
                                                            
Vader is silent.
                                                            
                       NYE
I am Nye Rotunza, padawan learner
of Jedi Master Alta Ranga. After I
destroy you and your master, I'll
reestablish the Jedi order and we
will restore freedom to the
galaxy.
                                                            
After a pause, Vader ignites his lightsaber.
                                                            
                       VADER
You will die . As surely as the
others did.
                                                            
Nye rushes Vader with Two lightsabers and delivers a
stunning combination of strikes. Vader parries them all with
one hand. Vader drives him back hard. Nye rolls and fires a
rage driven force bolt at Vader. Vader deflects it with his
saber.
                                                            
The fight rages on.
                                                            
 
INT. FORTRESS - DAY
                                                            
Gavin pounds on the chamber door.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Damn!
                                                            
He runs toward the exit pulling his comlink as he runs.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
X, Ewelduc, get in here! We've got
company!
                                                            
Static comes back.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
We've got our own problems at the
moment. Imperial troops.
                                                            
 

39.

EXT. FORTRESS-CLIFFS - DAY
                                                            
Imperial troops swarm on the fortress. Blaster bolts begin
pelting the walls.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
      (Twirls weapons)
Yeah!
                                                            
Ewelduc, Jade, and X return fire. They're joined by Gavin.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
The space battle rages on. The mercs are more than a match
for the imperials but are badly outnumbered.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
                       BOMA
Viper 9, Talon 3 tighten up.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-TALON 3 - NIGHT
                                                            
                       TALON 3
Roger.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
The Mercs tangle with the Ties. One of the ties gets vaped.
Then one of the Z-95s gets blown apart.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VIPER 9
We lost Viper 3!
                                                            
 
INT. STAR DESTROYER-BRIDGE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VIATOR
They must really wish to die,
flying Z-95 headhunters. Open a
channel to all opposing ships.
                                                            
                       OFFICER
Channel open sir.
                                                            

40.

                       VIATOR
This is Admiral Viator of the Star
Destroyer Devastator. You are
ordered to cease all hostilities
and surrender yourselves to the
Empire. If you do not comply, you
will be destroyed.
                                                            
There is a burst of static on the comm.
                                                            
                       BOMA
      (over comm)
Admiral. Always a pleasure. Is
Captain Ramsdell well?
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Boma Moll. What a pleasant
surprise. I thought you were quite
dead after our last encounter.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Well, pieces of me survived.
You're welcome to try and finish
what you started.
                                                            
Ramsdell looks to Viator. He nods.
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Ready my ship.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
                       BOMA
Concentrate all heavy weapons on
the lead destroyer.
                                                            
 
INT. FORTRESS - DAY
                                                            
The lightsaber battle continues with Nye twirling around
Vader in an ancient dance of death. He loses one of his
lightsabers and goes one on one withVader. He knocks aside
Vaders saber but Vader retaliates with a backfist that sends
him reeling. Vader calls his own saber back to him.
                                                            
                       VADER
Yor hate makes you strong, but you
are still no match for me. You are
an insignifigant forgotten padawan
to a dead Jedi.
                                                            
Nye continues his attack. Vader is more impassive than ever.
                                                            
 

41.

EXT. FORTRESS-LEDGE - DAY
                                                            
Ewelduc fires two blasters in various directions blasting
stormtroopers. X lugs out a rocket launcher and blasts
another squad. Gavin grabs a handful of seekers and tosses
them into the fray scattering troopers everywhere. As they
make a fighting retreat, X is hit in the shoulder and falls.
Ewelduc runs to him.
                                                            
                       EWELDUC
Stupid bucket head. You got no
peripheral vision in that thing!
                                                            
Gavin blasts one last trooper.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Nye's in trouble. Can you move?
                                                            
X nods.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Several ties close on a Y-Wing. It jukes to avoid them.
                                                            
                       PILOT
Somebody get em' off me! I can't
shake em'!
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
The Y-wing swoops behind a star destroyer globe pursued by
ties. Suddenly an explosion rings out. The Y-wing and Boma
emerge from behind the globe pursuing a tie.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT - NIGHT
                                                            
                       PILOT
Thanks Knight Leader.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
A V-38 tie sentinel races through the fray, blasting a
cloakshape as it tears across the battlezone.
                                                            
 

42.

INT. COCKPIT-RAMSDELL - NIGHT
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Attention all units. Do not engage
the leader. She's mine.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
                       BOMA
Come and get me.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
The Z-95 and the V-38 engage in a vicious dogfight. They
swoop and weave, barely avoiding destruction.
                                                            
 
INT. CORRELIAN-DESTROYER - NIGHT
                                                            
                       VALIN
All cannons to port. Standby.
We're going to broadside them!
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
The correllian ship fires, blasting a hole in the Defender.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
                       BOMA
A bit crowded out here Captain.
Why don't we go inside?
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
The Z-95 and the sentinel dive into the star destroyer. They
skim along the main reactor swerving in between the cooling
systems of the huge structure. Z-95 takes several laser
hits.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
Boma looks over her shoulder.
                                                            
 

43.

INT. BRIDGE-CSD - NIGHT
                                                            
                       OFFICER
Captain, they're getting a tractor
lock!
                                                            
                       VALIN
All troops prepare to repel
boarders!
                                                            
 
EXT. REACTOR-CORE - NIGHT
                                                            
Boma blasts a conduit causing a huge arc to form. The
sentinel barely avoids it.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-RAMSDELL - NIGHT
                                                            
                       RAMSDELL
Very nice.
                                                            
 
EXT. REACTOR CORE - NIGHT
                                                            
They continue to dogfight.
                                                            
 
INT. STAR DESTROYER-BRIDGE - NIGHT
                                                            
                       OFFICER
Sir, we're losing containment in
the main reactor. Number 5 and 6
relays are offline.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN
Get the damage control droids on
it. Activate a stabilization
field.
                                                            
 
EXT. REACTOR CORE - NIGHT
                                                            
The fight continues. It is as vicious a dogfight as was ever
seen. Suddenly the tie sentinel is hit and loses control.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-RAMSDELL - NIGHT
                                                            
Ramsdell loses control of her fighter.
                                                            
 

44.

EXT. REACTOR CORE - NIGHT
                                                            
Boma lauches a torpedo at Ramsdell. Ramsdell tumbles end
over end toward the central reactor core.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-TIE - NIGHT
                                                            
Ramsdell seems oddly peaceful at her demise.
                                                            
 
EXT. REACTOR CORE - NIGHT
                                                            
Ramsdell slams into the reactor core causing a massive
explosion.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-BOMA - NIGHT
                                                            
Boma soars out of the reactor chamber catching a piece of
debris on the way out. She is rocked in her seat. An alarm
begins sounding. She slaps the emergency button on her suit
and pulls the eject handle.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Boma ejects. The pilotless fighter spins away for a bit then
explodes.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Knight leader to all units.
Prepare to disengage. We've given
them all the time we can. Captain,
if they're not up in five minutes,
get out of here.
                                                            
                       VALIN
What about
you?...Commander...Commander!
                                                            
 
INT. FORTRESS-CHAMBER DOOR - DAY
                                                            
Gavin, X, Jai, and Ewelduc run up to the door.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Entrance. Quick.
                                                            
X and Ewelduc plant explosives.
                                                            
 

45.

INT. FORTRESS-CHAMBER - DAY
                                                            
Nye and Vader continue their battle. It has gotten vicious.
Nye nicks Vader's armor then clips his midriff. Vader growls
an angry sith curse then moves in for the kill. He takes off
Nye's weapon hand then runs him through. Nye wails in agony.
After a being locked for a moment, Nye begins to pull
himself along Vader's blade. He clasps Vader's throat
through his armor.
                                                            
                       NYE
Malek and Revan. Quel Droma and
Kun, Venge, Bane, Blight. I know
something of history. You will die
by the saber.
                                                            
                       VADER
You were a fierce opponent,
Padawan Rotunza. In another life
we could have been master and
apprentice. But the old galaxy has
faded away.
                                                            
Vader raises his saber over his head. Suddenly the door
explodes in a terriffic pyrotechnic display. Vader turns as
the outlaws rush in. Gavin sees Nye on the floor.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
No!!!
                                                            
Gavin, X, Jai, and Ewelduc madly rush Vader, blasters
blazing. Vader deflects the bolts but is pushed back. Jade
is hit and goes down. Gavin hurls seekers. Vader force
deflects and slashes the seekers. Nye uses the force to hurl
debris at Vader blocking the reflected shots. He begins to
pull the ceiling down on Vader.
                                                            
Vader retreats as the ceiling collapses.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Nye!
                                                            
Gavin runs to nye and lifts him off the ground.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Nye! Nye! Answer me!
                                                            
                       NYE
Stop shouting and listen. Take
everything... keep it safe...keep
it safe till the Jedi return...
                                                            

46.

Nye presses a datacard into Gavin's hand. Then he dies.
Gavin gathers him up and turns to the others.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Gather the artifacts. Take what
you can. Then lets get out of
here. Can you walk?
                                                            
Jade hits herself with a stim and nods.
                                                            
 
EXT. FORTRESS ROOF - DAY
                                                            
The outlaws run out to the landing pad pursued by imperial
stormtroopers. They exchange fire briefly before Maelstrom
strafes the roof eliminating the troops. The outlaws board
the ship.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Maelstrom leaves Sunada behind.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Knight leader. Do you
copy?...Knight leader.
                                                            
                       BOMA (VO)
I'm here Gavin. I'm extra
vehicular. My life support field
is up but it's cold out here.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Ewelduc, take it!
                                                            
Ewelduc takes the controls.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Star Destroyer is breaking up. Maelstrom pulls alongside
Boma drifting in the vacuum. A hatch opens near the top and
Gavin emerges.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Move in closer.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
We can't get any closer. I can't
keep us steady.
                                                            

47.

                       BOMA
Dammit Gavin! Just go! Get out of
here.
                                                            
Gavin grits his teeth and sizes up the opening. He grabs a
cable and hooks it to his belt.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Don't die for me.
                                                            
                       GAVIN
I don't plan on it.
                                                            
With a mighty yell, Gavin lauches himself through the
opening and grabs Boma. The line grows tight, causing them
to bounce back to the ship.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT-MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Ok. We're in. Lets go.
                                                            
 
INT. MAELSTROM-QUARTERS - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin lays Boma next to the wounded X.
                                                            
                       BOMA
Does it hurt?
                                                            
                       STORMTROOPER X
Only when I laugh.
                                                            
 
INT. COCKPIT.MAELSTROM - NIGHT
                                                            
Gavin enters the cockpit and Ewelduc relinquishes control.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
You are insane. That destroyer is
gonna blow!
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Waitin' on you.
                                                            
                       MAELSTROM
Coordinates set! All systems
green!
                                                            
                       GAVIN
Everybody hang on!
                                                            

48.

Gavin pulls back on a lever and the stars outside stretch to
starlines.
                                                            
 
INT. STAR DESTROYER BRIDGE - DAY
                                                            
The bridge is coming apart.
                                                            
                       VIATOR
That fool. She's killed us all.
                                                            
 
EXT. SPACE - NIGHT
                                                            
Maelstrom streaks off into hyperspace. The Star Destroyer
hangs dead in space before exploding in a spectacular
supernova.
                                                            
 
INT. STAR DESROYER -BRIDGE - NIGHT
                                                            
Vader approaches the destroyer captain.
                                                            
                       VADER
Ramsdell's foolish stunt cost us
an entire Star Destroyer. At least
death spared him the Emperor's
wrath. Have the Galaxian gather
the survivors and set course back
to Despayre.
                                                            
Vader turns and leaves.
                                                            
 
INT. APARTMENT-GAVIN - DAY
                                                            
Gavin slips the disk into a projector. A hologram of Nye
appears.
                                                            
                       NYE
Well, Gavin, if you're watching
this I'm probably dead. Jedi can,
among other things, look into the
future. I wish what I saw was not
to be, but I am glad that you will
live to see a new galaxy. I'm
sorry for luring your friends into
this quest, but I hope the credits
that show up in their accounts
make up for it. I realize there
are things that cannot be replaced
and I hope that one day Boma can
forgive me. As for what we found,
keep them safe until the Jedi rise
            (MORE)

49.

                       NYE (cont'd)
again. Hopefully they will rebuild
the republic from the ashes of the
Empire. You've been a good friend.
I hope you live out your life
serving the light. The struggle
against the darkness is one that
all beings fight, not just Jedi.
The faintest light shines ever
brighter when it's surrounded by
darkness. Goodbye old friend. May
the force be with you.
                                                            
As Nye speaks a montage of the characters collecting their
money, healing and Boma crying is shown. It ends with Vader
looking out over the Coruscant sunset and lowering his head.
                                                            
 
EXT. CEMETERY - DAY
                                                            
The heroes give Nye a burial on a forest moon. End on long
shot of heroes surrounded by graves.
                                                            
CREDITS ROLL
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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