The Holiday Special (transcribed)
THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Transcribed by John Haller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A couple of notes on this transcript:
1. There are several cuts that are not included in this transcript. The
main ones include:
a. various shots that are cut very quickly between the
cockpit of the Falcon to outside of it.
b. cuts to commercials are not included. Also, after a
commercial break the duplicate footage from before the
c. during the wall screen calls, the cuts between the
2. Various word's spellings are approximated.
THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL
1. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
Han and Chewbacca are seated in the cockpit of the Falcon.
2. EXT. SPACE
The Falcon speeds across the screen. Two Star Destroyers
chase the Falcon and fire on her. Several of the laser
blasts connect with the shields.
3. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
The Falcon rocks as lasers hit their shields.
That's it I'm turning back.
Chewie growls at Han in reply.
I know your family's waiting.
Chewie growls again.
I know it's an important day.
Chewie growls again at Han.
All right. We'll give it a try. I'll set
short coordinates - we won't jump far.
Han flips some switches on a control panel.
I'll get you back there in time, pal.
Chewie growls and leans over and pits his arm around Han
4. EXT. SPACE
A Star Destroyer is firing on the falcon.
5. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
Our only hope now, is to outrun that
Imperial garbage scow, tho'. I'm going
Chewie growls yet again. Han smiles.
That's the spirit! You'll be celebrating
Life Day before you know it! Standby,
here's where we say goodbye to our
The Falcon makes the jump to hyperspace.
6. EXT. SPACE - STARFIELD
A graphic is displayed over the starfield left from the
Falcon jumping to lightspeed. It says: THE STAR WARS
The Star Wars Holiday Special. Starring
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.
A clip is shown of Luke in his flight uniform.
Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
A clip is shown of Han in the cockpit of the Falcon.
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.
A clip is shown of Leia in her white dress from Star Wars.
with, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.
A clip is shown of C-3PO.
Peter Mayhew as Chewbacca.
A clip is shown of Chewie.
R2-D2 as R2-D2.
A clip is shown of Artoo rolling around.
And, James Earl Jones as the voice of
A clip is shown of Vader walking down a corridor of the
Death Star with an Imperial Officer.
Introducing Chewbacca's family,
A clip is shown of Chewie's family altogether.
His wife, Malla.
A clip is shown of Malla who is around Chewbacca's height
and slightly heavier.
His father, Itchy.
A clip is shown of Itchy who is shorter than Chewie. He
has gray and white hair and a very bad under bite.
His son, Lumpy.
A clip is shown of Lumpy who is a small wookiee child.
With special guest stars, Beatrice
A clip of her is shown.
A clip of him is shown.
A clip of her singing is shown.
The Jefferson Starship.
A clip of the band performing is shown.
Different clips of him is shown in the roles he plays.
And an animated Star Wars story on...
A clip is shown from the cartoon of Boba Fett on some
The Star Wars Holiday Special.
The original graphic of THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL,
is brought back up.
7. EXT. WOOKIEE HOME - DAY
Outside shot of Chewbacca's family's home. It is a high
in the trees and looks like a cartoonish painting.
8. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Malla is busy in the kitchen cleaning or cooking. Itchy is
sitting in a chair carving X-wings out of wood. Lumpy
comes down the steps "flying" one of the X-wings that
his grandfather has carved. He then proceeds to "fly" the
X-wing around Itchy's head. Itchy growls at Lumpy in
anger. Malla makes a reluctant Lumpy leave his Grandfather
alone and to take out the garbage. On his way over to the
garbage can, Lumpy sees some cookies on the table and
picks one up. Malla sees this and makes him put it back.
She then hands him the garbage can he is to take out.
Lumpy heads to take out the garbage and Malla goes back
into the kitchen.
9. EXT. WOOKIEE HOUSE - PORCH - DAY
Lumpy exits the door and sets the can next to it. He
looks through the railing to the cartoonish ground far
below. He then looks back into the house to see if anyone
is watching. Apparently, the coast is clear, so, he
climbs up on the railing and walks along it like a
10. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Malla walks over to Itchy and pats him on the shoulder.
She then walks over to some shelves and gets a picture
frame down with a picture of Chewbacca in it. Itchy walks
over to her. They exchange some grunts and growls. Malla
goes back to the kitchen. Itchy gets a cartridge from a
shelf and looks around for Lumpy. Lumpy runs up to him.
They head over to a hologram table similar to the chess
board on the Falcon. Itchy puts the cartridge in and a
strange circus of holographic aliens appear. They dance,
do acrobatics, and in general caper around. Lumpy is
very amused by this and claps at the end of the show.
Malla makes Lumpy come over and dry the dishes when its
Malla goes over to a computer console and pushes some
buttons on it. Nonsense letter and number combinations
come up and then the message: YOU HAVE REACHED TRAFFIC
CONTROL is displayed. Itchy becomes interested and comes
over to Malla. She pushes more buttons and a message
saying: NO STARSHIPS IN AREA is displayed. Malla switches
off the computer.
They both then go over to the shelves again and pull
aside two panels to reveal a hidden communications
monitor. Appearing on the screen is Luke, in his pilot
uniform, and Artoo working on an engine in a workshop.
Luke, who is on his knees, looks up.
Oh, Artoo, look. It's Chewbacca's family.
11. INT. WORKSHOP
Chewbacca's family waves at Luke and Artoo from the
monitor on Luke's end.
12. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
On the monitor, Luke gives Artoo something.
Here, keep working on it.
Luke gets up and walks toward his monitor.
Hello Malla, Itchy. Hiya Lumpy.
The wookiees wave at Luke through the monitor.
All three of them start grunting and growling at the same
time. Luke holds up his hands, as if to slow them down.
Whoa, wait a minute! One at a time.
Itchy growls at Lumpy and Lumpy walks away mad at him.
Malla then "explains" to Luke what is wrong.
Something begins to smoke so Artoo whistles and bumps
into Luke's leg. Luke just motions him away without
looking at what Artoo wants.
Not now, Artoo.
Malla gets down the picture of Chewbacca off of her shelf
and holds it up to her monitor. Artoo beeps more at Luke.
This time he notices the problem about the smoke.
Uh, wait a minute, I don't like the
looks of this. Let me get this fixed.
More smoke pours out of the engine that Luke was working
on. He takes a tool to it and adjusts something.
Oh, Artoo, you're supposed to be watching
that... There, that ought to hold it. I
He waves the smoke away and makes another adjustment. He
then looks up to his monitor.
He sees the picture of Chewbacca that Malla is holding.
Chewbacca... yeah, well, bring him to the
screen. I want to say hello to him.
The wookiees shake their heads at Luke. They continue
You don't know where he is? ...Oh, he's
not there yet. Is that it?
The wookiees shake their heads in agreement at Luke's
Oh boy. Well, all I can tell you is that,
uh, he and Han left here on schedule. If
he's not there now, they're way overdue.
There must've been trouble.
More smoke comes out of the engine and Artoo beeps at
Luke. The wookiees start sounding upset.
Artoo, please, this is important.
Now, now listen. Calm down. I mean, you
know how Han and Chewbacca are - anything
could've happened - they could've, they
could've stopped off somewhere, or been
held up by an asteroid storm. Listen, I
wouldn't worry about Chewbacca, I know
him and he hasn't missed a Life Day yet,
The wookiees nod in agreement at Luke on their monitor.
Well, there you go! He's not going to
miss this one either. It's just taking
him a little longer to get there, that's
all. He'll make it.
Luke starts to turn away and notices the "sad" expression
on Malla's face.
Come on, don't look so worried. Now,
Chewie's not gonna wanna come home to a
house full of long faces, is he? Come on,
Malla. Let's see a little smile. Come on...
Malla finally gives in and smiles for Luke. Luke smiles
back at her in response.
There, that's better. Try to enjoy your
Life Day. I gotta get back to this engine.
I think we might have it solved.
Artoo touches the engine and smoke comes out of it very
OH! ARTOO! What are you doing?! Oh no...
Artoo beeps at Luke. He looks up and pats Artoo on his
It's alright. Nobody's perfect.
Smoke continues to fill the workshop and the wookiees
monitor's picture breaks up as the connection is broken.
They then close the secret panels to conceal the monitor.
Malla walks back over to the console that she used
earlier. She pushes more buttons on it and the screen
comes to life. First, the screen displays a message
saying: SUB TERMINAL 446B. Then, it flashes: STANDBY
followed by: CONNECT. The next screen pulls up the
message: TRADING POST WOOKIEE PLANET C. This then cuts to
a scene of a shop with an Imperial guard looking around
at the goods for sale. The owner of the establishment
walks into the store and notices the man. The owner is
Hello, an Imperial Guard. I suppose you
want to see my identification.
He reaches into his pocket to pull out his identification.
No, I'm off duty. I've come to look around
Well, good, good, good. Look around,
browse around, make yourself at home...
As you can see I've got just about
everything a man or wookiee would want.
The Imperial Guard, who looking around on a table picks
up a clear bag and examines it.
Oh here, let me show you this; I really
He picks up a small clear box with a dark back on it. He
blows on it and shines it with his sleeve. He decides that
it is not good enough.
He then picks up another and decides it is not good
He then gets one that has a green base and smiles.
Ah, here we are. Here it is. A pocket
sized aquarium. Wonderful, isn't it?
He hands the aquarium to the guard who holds it up to
show the fish that are inside of it.
And, you can take it with you anywhere.
And the tank is a snap to clean.
I hate fish.
He puts the small tank back on the table and browses some
more at what is on it.
Well, so do I, as a matter of fact. I
take a drink once and a while, but I just
thought I'd show you some of the stupid
stuff those wookiees purchase from me. Oh,
He walks over to a shelf behind them and gets a shoe box
sized container from off it.
Here's a hot little item that seems to be
moving pretty rapidly these days.
He sets the box on the table and opens it. A warbling
buzzer sounds and makes him look up.
Excuse me, I got a wall screen customer.
He turns to the wall screen.
Good to see you again.
Malla growls and waves to him.
Don't worry Malla. I know just why you're
calling. You're wondering when that
shaggy carpet you ordered will arrive at
Malla growls in agreement with his assumption.
Let me assure you madam, it's on its way.
You know, it was made especially for you
by a little old woman four planets away.
She did it all by herself. In fact, you
might say she did it by Han... Solo.
Malla growls enthusiastically at him.
Tho' it's going to take some time to get
to you. I know you'll understand.
He looks back to see if the Imperial Guard is paying
attention to him.
(under his breath)
You understand don't you?
Malla growls agreement.
Terrific! By the way, I'll be by later to
drop off that extra proton energy pack.
Malla waves farewell and growls.
The call is terminated. Saundan turns back to the Guard
who is still browsing around the shop. He then proceeds
to pick up the item from the box that he was showing
before the wall screen call.
What's a matter? Don't you like this?
It's just a groomer.
Just a groomer?
Just a groomer, you say? It's a lot more
He picks up the manual for the groomer out of its box.
Evidently, you haven't read the
instructions, the warranty, and the
(reading from the manual)
... besides shaving and hair trimming.
It's guaranteed to lift stains off
clothing, faces, and hands. Cleans teeth,
fingers, and toenails. Washes eyes,
pierces ears, calculates, modulates, and
syncopates like rhythms and can repeat
the entire Imperial Code, all 17 volumes,
in half the time of the old XP-21. Just
the thing to keep you squeaky clean.
He puts the manual down on the table.
I use one of these all the time.
Saundan glances down at himself and notices how unkempt he
Well, not all the time, but some of the
time. Oh, another outstanding, uh,
feature of this little model - you can
recharge it by simply plugging it into
any ordinary laser outlet.
The Imperial Guard takes the groomer from the Saundan's
hands and puts it in his belt.
I'll take it.
Good! I thought you would. Well, would you
like to pay me something for it or give me
something in trade?
I said I'll take it!
The Imperial Guard turns and leaves the shop with the
That's a load off my mind. I thought I
might embarrass you when I told you it
was a gift.
I don't like embarrassing people. I don't
like being embarrassed myself that's why
I, uh, don't like to embarrass people. I
just said that. ... just a groomer...
13. EXT. SPACE
Two Star Destroyers head across the screen.
14. INT. CORRIDOR
Darth Vader and an Imperial Officer are walking down a
We've ordered a blockade and a curfew. And,
started a search operation. It's just a
matter of time before we find the Rebels.
I want the Rebels located and identified.
If it means searching every household in
15. EXT. WOOKIEE HOME - DAY
Again, we are outside the cartoonish tree home of
16. INT. WOOKIEE HOME
Lumpy and Malla are in the kitchen finishing the dishes.
Lumpy gets done drying the dishes and hands the towel to
his mother. He then waves at her and leaves the kitchen.
Malla just shakes her head at him. She then turns on the
monitor above the counter to a cooking show. A strange
looking "female" cook, Chef Gormaanda, comes on.
Malla gives a greeting to the Chef Gormaanda.
Today we are going to be preparing a very
succulent dish called "Bantha Surprise."
Malla heads over to another counter and get a large pot.
She brings it over by the monitor.
It's not only a very hearty, nourishing
dish, but it's very economical, too. So
all those hungry mouths in your household
will be going "yummy yum for their tummy
tum." If you just follow along with me as
I prepare this popular favorite.
Chef Gormaanda picks up a hunk of meat off of her counter.
Now, today I'm going to be using the
tenderest cut of the bantha: the loin.
The loin is very tasty and serves four
nicely. But, of course, if your family
has a hearty appetite, I would suggest
then that old popular holiday favorite:
The Bantha Rump.
Malla growls in agreement. Chef Gormaanda drops her meat onto
the counter with a plop.
Um, very tender. Ah, we just slice into
Chef Gormaanda uses a small knife to slice up her's. Malla
(whose meat is already in front of her) uses a large
meat cleaver to "slice" hers.
And only you know the size of a bite in
Chef Gormaanda points her knife at the camera and winks to
emphasize her point.
Oh! Alright, now it's time to put our
chunks into our pots.
The two put their meat in the respective pots.
Nicely... nicely... Add a dash of negavo.
Chef Gormaanda tastes every ingredient she names before putting
it in her pot.
Umm, very good. A sprig of celentery. Umm,
umm, just a bit of turshum, always nice.
And, uh. Um! Turshum is nice! And, just a
little whisper of chelchum. Ah, looking
Guess what I forgot? A bit of the
calarantrum root! Wonderful! Just adds
that touch of piquancy. There we go.
Very nice. Um! Now we add enough liquid
They both pour liquid into their pots.
And guess what we're ready for now: the
cooking! Step one - we stir the mixture.
Stir, stir, stir, stir, stir, stir, stir,
stir, stir, stir, stir, very nice.
Chef Gormaanda stirs her mixture with every "stir" she says
with a spoon. Malla is stirring hers, too.
Now, step two - while we're stirring, we
Chef Gormaanda picks up a whip with her free hand. Malla follows
So it's stir, whip, stir, whip, whip,
whip, stir, stir, whip, stir, whip, whip,
whip, stir. Now, let's try it again
together at an increased tempo because
precision is very important in this
recipe and we do want a fine consistency,
don't we? So, and on the count of one -
stir, whip, stir, whip, whip, whip, stir,
stir, whip, stir, whip, whip, whip, stir.
Come on, faster altogether now. Cooking
can be fun.
Stir, whip, stir, whip, whip, whip, stir,
stir, whip, stir, whip, whip, whip, stir.
Wah! Having fun, having fun, alright.
Having it all nicely, now. Step three -
we also have to beat.
A "third" hand comes from behind Chef Gormaanda and picks up a
mallet. It places it in the pot.
So it's: beat, beat, beat, stir, whip,
stir, whip, beat, beat, stir. That's not
right. I'm sorry. Stir, whip, stir, whip,
whip, whip, stir, beat, stir, whip, stir,
whip, whip, whip, stir, beat. A ha ha,ha
ha ha, huh huh huh, huh huh huh. Coming...
coming along nicely. Mmmm, starting to
have a fine aroma.
Chef Gormaanda starts to sneeze. A "fourth" hand appears from
behind the cook. The hand puts a finger to her nose to
stop the sneeze.
Whew, caught it just in time. Now at this
time, I usually like to taste the broth.
So, we'll have a little taste and see how
it's coming along.
The fourth hand picks up a ladle and dips it in the pot
to get some broth. Chef Gormaanda tastes it. Malla just picks up
her whole pot and tastes it from there.
Mmmm, a little bit more turshum. A bit
negavo. A little tunkell. One for the pot,
um! Coming along very nice. Mmm! Oh,
wonderful! Coming along nicely...
Malla gets frustrated with keeping up with Chef Gormaanda and
shuts off her monitor. She takes her pot and puts it on
17. EXT. SPACE
Several TIE fighters are attacking the Falcon. The ships
exchange fire and one of the TIEs are destroyed.
18. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
Chewie puts his arm around Han and growls. Han smiles at
Chewie in return. Chewie growls again as the cockpit is
rocked from laser blasts.
Alright. Alright, the coordinates weren't
Chewie growls in agreement to Han's statement.
Out of the frying pan into the fryer, huh
pal? How should I know we'd come outta
hyperspace into the middle of an Imperial
convoy. At least against these fighters
we got more of a chance. However slim...
Chewie growls something to Han.
You can say that again. This is one Life
Day we won't soon forget. Wait, I lost
control of the remote cannons.
I'm gonna hafta run back and operate the
aft gun manually. Stay on things here.
Why do I always think that taking you
home for Life Day's gonna be easy?
Chewie just growls back at Han.
19. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Malla is standing near their shelves staring at the
picture of Chewie that she is holding. Itchy is sleeping
in a chair. A loud buzzer sounds and wakes him up. The
two look around in alarm, not knowing what it means. The
wall screen comes on and an Imperial Officer appears on
Attention all viewers.
Malla and Itchy walk over to the screen to see what is the
Due to suspected Rebel activity on the
Kashyyyk planet, the Empire has declared
martial law. A blockade has been set up
around the planet. No ships will be
permitted to land or take off until
A knock is heard at the door. Malla takes Lumpy towards
the kitchen and Itchy goes to answer the door. He growls
to see who is at the door.
It's me Saundan.
Itchy opens the door and lets him in. Saundan is carrying
a bag with a box in it in one hand and something that
looks like a "boom box" in the other. Both have bows on
Hi, Itchy. I brought you that proton pack.
You know, for the, uh, the whatsis, the
whatchamalcalit, the, the thingamabob,
the mind evaporator. That's it, the mind
evaporator. Boy am I glad to see you
folks. How are my favorite wookiees today?
Why all the long hairy faces? I made it
through the Imperial patrol, didn't I? If
I made it, Chewie and Han will. Is this
all the big hello I get?
Lumpy runs up to him and gives him a hug. Saundan takes
the box out of the bag and hands it to Lumpy.
I brought you somethin' special short
stuff. You want it? You got it. Happy Life
Day. I love to make a wookiee happy.
Lumpy takes the box and runs upstairs.
And now, for the lovely lady of the house.
He picks up the "boom box."
Happy Life Day.
Malla starts to take the box from him but Saundan holds on
Now wait a, wait a minute, not so fast.
What does an old friend get? Well?
Malla gives him a kiss on the cheek and he gives her the
That's more like it.
20. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - LUMPY'S ROOM
Lumpy runs up into his bedroom. There are toys scattered
all over, including a stuffed bantha. He sits the box on
the floor and opens it. Inside is some kind of electronic
do-it-yourself kit. Lumpy pulls it out and dumps all the
parts on his floor.
21. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Itchy, I know what you'd like.
Itchy and Saundan walk over to the mind evaporator. It is
a chair with a helmet and visor. Itchy sits in the chair.
I'll insert this proton pack.
Saundan inserts the proton pack into the back of the chair.
Now then Itchy, I thought you might like
this. It's one of those uh... oh, it's a
real... it's kinda hard to explain... WOW,
if you know what I mean.
Put that right in there.
He places a small cartridge in the arm of the chair.
Happy Life Day. And I do mean happy Life
The program starts. It is a swirling kaleidoscope of light.
Several beings swim through the designs.
I know you're searching for me. Searching,
searching... I'm here. My voice is for you
A blurry image of a woman appears in the middle of the
I am found in your eyes only. I exist for
you alone. I am in your mind as you create
me. Oh, yes... I can feel my creation.
A woman with pink stringy hair comes completely in focus.
I'm getting your message. Are you getting
Itchy growls a happy affirmative.
Oh, oh... We are excited, aren't we? Well,
just relax. Just relax. Yes, a little more.
Now, we can have a good time, can't we?
I'll tell you a secret, I find you
Itchy hits the repeat button.
I'll tell you a secret, I find you
Itchy hits the repeat button again.
I find you adorable.
Itchy hits the repeat button one more time.
I find you adorable.
I don't need to ask how you find me.
You see, I am your fantasy. I am your
experience. So experience me. I am your
pleasure. Enjoy me. This is our moment
together in time that we might turn this
moment into an eternity.
Music starts to play.
If we could only bend this minute.
Infinitely extend this minute. Then I
could live my whole life right now.
Reality is sweet this minute. Can't we
repeat and repeat this minute? Why can't
it always be right now? I've parted with
yesterday. Yesterday's moment is cold. All
I ask is this moment to hold. How can we
ever lose this minute? From all my life, I
choose this minute. I will give up the old
and the new. Sharing with you this minute
now. If I could just hold my breath and
close my eyes and not make a sound. Will
the universe stop going 'round? Still the
universe keeps going 'round and 'round and
on and on and on and on and on. A minute's
almost gone. How can we ever, ever lose
this minute? From all my life, I choose
this minute. I will never need anything
more than living for this minute now. This
minute now. This minute now. This minute
now. This minute now. This minute now.
This minute now. This minute now. This
minute now. This minute now.
The program ends with the woman fading into the swirling
that it started with.
22. INT. REBEL OFFICE
Threepio is trying to make a connection on the
communications device. Leia is behind a desk working on
something. Malla answers at her end of the line.
Ah, I have made the connection. You may
speak now, if you wish.
Leia gets up from he desk and walks over to the monitor.
Malla, it's good to see you. Happy Life
Oh, she says it may be a happy Life Day
for you, but personally, she's seen
I... I don't want to tie up the channels.
So, could you do me a favor and send
either Chewbacca or Han Solo to the
Malla growls and shakes he head "no.".
She says that she would like to grant your
request, but is quite unable to do so.
You mean they haven't arrived yet?
She says, there has been no contact.
Yes, I think I understand her message. Oh,
that Imperial patrol must be giving them
more trouble than we bargained for. Oh...
Malla, are, are you alone?
Malla growls that she isn't.
If, you would permit me.
No, she says she is not alone. She's with
Could he come to the screen, please?
Malla growls and motions for Saundan to come over to the
monitor. He does as she says.
Good afternoon, ma'am. I'm Saundan, a local
trader. A friend of the rebellion and a
member of the Alliance.
Good. Look, I know I can count on you to
take care of my friends until their leader
returns. You'll do that for me, won't you?
Yes indeed, ma'am. That's what I'm here
Malla growls and puts her arm around Saundan very
She is expressing her warmth towards the
Leia is slightly amused by Threepio's need to translate
that and smiles.
Look, I can see you're in good hands,
Malla. I'll contact you again, soon.
The call ends.
23. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Now then, what's that I smell? Oh, could
it be some of those famous wookiee
Malla shakes her head "yes" and they head towards the
kitchen. They also leave open the panels that conceal
their secret communications monitor.
24. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
Chewie growls at Han.
I told you we'd make it. Did I ever let
Chewie growls affectionately at Han.
I feel the same way about you too, pal.
And your family.
25. EXT. SPACE NEAR KASHYYYK
The Falcon is heading towards the green planet of Kashyyyk.
26. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
I've never seen so much Imperial traffic
in this system.
A display is shown of the Imperial traffic to show Han's
Better land on the north side. It'll be
So, it's a long walk. A little exercise
never hurt anybody.
27. EXT. SPACE AROUND KASHYYYK
The Falcon is just about to enter the atmosphere of the
28. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
Happy Life Day, pal.
29. EXT. SURFACE OF KASHYYYK
The Falcon flies over a forest on the surface of the
30. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - LUMPY'S ROOM
Lumpy looks up at the sound of a ship flying overhead. He
becomes very excited.
31. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Malla and Saundan are seated at the table as they hear the
sound of the ship. The stand up excitedly.
Sounds like a starship. What I tell ya?
Must be Chewbacca now!
Malla growls happily at his announcement.
32. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - LUMPY'S ROOM
Lumpy runs towards the stairs and heads down.
33. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Malla and Lumpy meet at the door and open it only to be
greeted by two stormtroopers with blasters pointed at
them. The stormtroopers enter, followed by an Imperial
guard and an Imperial officer. Saundan walk quietly over
to the secret communications monitor and closes the
panels to conceal it. The Imperial guard walks up to the
officer with some device in his hand.
This unit is occupied by four wookiees.
Two adult males, one adult female, and
one male child.
The officer snaps his fingers and dismisses the Imperial
guard. He then walks over to where the huddled group of
wookiees and Saundan are gathered.
Where is the other wookiee male?
Malla just growls and Saundan walks over to the Imperial
Officer, uh, maybe I could be of some help
Who are you and what are you doing in this
Oh, I'm a trader in this district. You see,
the uh, uh the truth of the matter is she
had a terrible fight with her husband and
he just stormed right out.
I said it!
Oh, identification, yes. It's a very
important thing, identification. I, I
never leave the shop without my
identification. It's uh, it's very
important, just in times like this.
The Imperial officer gets the pad from the guard and
snaps his fingers at a stormtrooper. The stormtrooper
points his blaster in Saundan's face.
I just found my identification. I think
it's in my pocket.
He pull his identification out of his pocket and hands it
to the Imperial officer.
(to his troops)
Search the dwelling.
The officer snaps his fingers to signal his men. They
begin to spread out and search the house.
Officer, you may notice that little
leather case that I carry my
identification card in. I whipped that up
myself. That's a pretty fast selling little item.
Saundan laughs nervously.
Uh... uh well, some people like to keep
things neat and clean and that's why uh,
I have the little leather case for the
identification card. As a matter of fact,
if any of you guys want a couple of those
leather cases. I've gotta couple of extra
One of the stormtroopers pulls open one of the panels
that conceal the communications monitor. He doesn't
notice that the other panel opens and closes it. Saundan,
who was watching this, is very relieved.
Oh, officer, that uh, that picture you're
looking at right now was taken quite a
few years ago. That's uh, one of me. I've
gained quite a bit of weight since then.
Saundan laughs nervously again. The Imperial guard kneels
down in front of Lumpy
Hello little guy. Where's your daddy?
Lumpy snaps at the Imperial guard.
Hey, they have no respect for authority!
The guard pulls his arm back to strike Lumpy. Malla steps
forward and growls angrily at him. Saundan steps between
them and separates them.
Excuse me. I beg your pardon. Uh, maybe
you know my brother's boy. He's a member
of the Imperial militia. He must be 24 or
25 years old by know. Good little guy...
Your identification is in order. You can
The officer walks over to Saundan and gives him back his
Thank you, thank you very much. I just
have a little more work to finish up here
and uh, oh by the way, uh, while I'm
finishing up here uh, why don't you boys
uh, take it easy. Relax. Put your feet up
and make yourself at home. Wookiee food
isn't the greatest but I'm sure I can
whip something up in the kitchen that we
can all eat.
Uh, you don't mind do ya, Malla?
Malla growls something back at Saundan.
Malla will you come in the kitchen to
Malla goes to the table to get her "boom box" on the way
to the kitchen. The guard pulls it away from her and
examines it. Malla howls in anger.
What are doing with that thing? That's a
very delicate piece of workmanship.
Saundan goes to Malla and comforts her. The guard puts the
machine back on the table.
Alright Malla, it's alright.
The slightest jarring will mess up the
whole works. If you're going to play
around with it let me show you how.
He reaches towards the machine and a stormtrooper pulls
his blaster and puts it in his face.
Relax, I gotta turn it on, don't I?
The guard motions for the stormtrooper to put his blaster
up. The stormtrooper complies.
Just sit down and enjoy it, okay?
Saundan pulls a chair out for the guard. The guard sits
down in it.
Here we go.
Saundan opens the front of the box which folds down. He
fools around needlessly with it. He then "sees" a bug and
claps it in his hands. He then drops it to the floor and
stomps on it. This is too much for the guard. He stands
up and yells at Saundan.
Will you get on with it?
Saundan pushes one button on it and walks away. The box
starts to produce music and the guard sits back down in
front of it. With the beat of it a small pink light
flashes. A band slowly starts to appear.
God, all dignified, if you want to. What
I would really like to know. Will you
light the sky on fire? Will you light
tonight like you did the night before?
Hey! You could take me higher than the
diamonds in the sky. Take me, light in
the sky and we'll vanish without a trace
and we'll see God then. Temples and
mirrors interest me. Though all there
really is to know. Will you light the sky
on fire? Will you light the sky on fire
again tonight? You can take me higher
than the diamonds in the sky. Take me,
we'll vanish without a trace and then
we'll all see God then. On the pyramids of
the legend. The great god Kopa Khan came
from the stars and vanished. And the
legends say he will come back again
someday, someday... Will you light the
sky on fire? Will you light tonight like
you did the night before. You can take me
higher than the diamonds in the sky. Take
me, light in the sky and we'll vanish
without a trace, And then we'll see god
then. Yes, I would really like to know.
What I've been watching this for. Yes, I
would really like to know. Will you light
the sky on fire? Will you light the sky
like you did the night before? You could
take me higher than the diamonds in the
sky. Take me, we'll vanish without a
trace. And we'll all see God then. Vanish
without a trace. Vanish without a trace.
Come on, come on, come on, come on, come
on, let's vanish without a trace. Come on,
come on, come on, come on, come on, we'll
vanish without a trace.
As the music ends the band slowly disappears only to
leave the pulsating pink light. When the music comes to
an end the light stops. Saundan walks back over to the
I knew you'd like it.
Your work here is finished. You may leave
I guess you're right. It's about all I
can do for now. I hope you guys find what
you're looking for. Keep up the good work.
Saundan turns to go and stops where the wookiees are
Itchy hands him the bag that he brought Lumpy's gift in
Alright, finish the search of the
The Imperial officer snaps his fingers at his troops.
Saundan who is just about gone turns back into the house.
Oh, I almost forgot. I want to leave you
my card in case you need any of uh, oh...
A stormtrooper stops him with his blaster pointed at his
face. Saundan turns to leave again.
Okay, I'm leaving.
Investigate the upper area. Check for
any Rebel material. Anything to connect
this household with the Alliance.
Saundan again heads back into the house.
Oh, don't forget about those protective
cases for your identification card. I
gotta good item...
The stormtrooper again stops Saundan with his blaster.
That's it, I'm gone.
Saundan finally leaves.
Finish the search of the house. We have
other areas to cover today.
The officer points his hand in a stormtrooper's face.
You! Take the upper area.
Lumpy tries to stop the stormtrooper from going upstairs
but is violently pushed aside by him. Malla jumps to her
son's aid only to be stopped by the other stormtrooper's
blaster in her face. The officer pushes the blaster away
Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uhh... We don't want
to have to hurt anyone. That's not what
we're here for.
The officer snaps his fingers at the stormtrooper to
dismiss him. The stormtrooper walks away.
But, when my men get angry I can't always
control them. We are going to continue
our search. Now keep him quiet and I'll
forget this ever happened.
Malla takes Lumpy over to a table and chair. There is a
small yellow box and pair of headphones on it. Lumpy sits
down and puts on the headphones. He then presses a button.
Strange lettering appear on the small screen. Lumpy looks
around to see if anyone is watching him. He sees a
stormtrooper and a guard going up the staircase. Lumpy
pushes a button on the box and a cartoon starts on the
34. EXT. SPACE - ASTEROID FIELD
The camera goes through an asteroid field until it comes
to a stop on a Rebel base. A large portal is in the side
of the station. Through it is seen a bustle of activity
going on inside.
Starlog 3-24-1 from the bridge of the
cruiser RS Reekvange, captain Kazan
reporting. We are awaiting the return of
captain Han Solo and his first mate,
Chewbacca. Who are long overdue on a
delicate mission to acquire the mystical
talisman, which has been sought by our
forces and the Empire.
35. INT. REBEL BASE - CONTROL ROOM
Luke, Leia, C-3PO, and Rebel General are looking out the
portal into the asteroid field. Artoo rolls down a ramp
and whistles at Threepio.
The talisman - it makes things invisible,
Artoo beeps another question.
Yes, even you. Which I think might be an
A red colored alien with a headset is sitting at a
communications console. He is a communications officer.
On the monitor, a blip is headed towards their base in
the asteroid field.
We've picked up something.
It's the Millennium Falcon.
They're coming out of lightspeed. I can't
Try a lower channel.
The radar display fades and a view of the cockpit of the
Falcon is shown. Chewie is seated and Han can be seen
hanging upside down in the background.
Falcon, do you copy? Come in Falcon.
It's Chewie. But where's Han?
That's him! Hanging upside down!
(to Rebel General)
I can't make radio contact.
He's on a collision course. Princess,
we're in mortal danger from our own
Falcon, do you copy?
This is madness.
You're right General. I can't understand
what Chewbacca's doing.
Whatever he's doing, there must be a
reason. Hold your fire.
(to Rebel General)
We've lost all contact, sir.
The monitor with Chewie on it goes to static.
36. EXT. SPACE - ASTEROID FIELD
The Falcon is headed straight for the Rebel base.
Standby. The Falcon is near impact.
The Falcon changes direction at the last minute and
speeds away from the base.
37. INT. REBEL BASE - CONTROL ROOM
I'm going after them.
Luke, take Artoo with you.
What'd he say?
If something has happened to captain Solo
and Chewbacca is alone, you will need me
38. EXT. SPACE
A Y-wing flies through the asteroid filed and follows the
Falcon. The Falcon fires several shots at the Y-wing but
39. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT
Luke and Threepio are both seated in the cockpit. Laser
blasts flash past the canopy of the fighter.
Sir, he's firing on us.
I know, but I don't think he means to hit
us. Chewie's a better shot than that.
40. EXT. SPACE
The Falcon accelerates and speeds away from the pursuing
Look, he's speeding up. We're losing him.
Not for long.
41. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT
Luke holds his headset microphone closer to his mouth and
speaks into it.
This is Y-4 to base. He's heading
straight for a moon in the Panos system.
42. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY
The Falcon flies into a red jelly-like ocean. It goes
under the surface and pops back up on balloons.
43. EXT. SPACE
The Y-wing is headed for the same moon that the Falcon
landed on. The Y-wing is shaking from entering the moon's
Hang on Artoo.
44. INT. Y-WING COCKPIT
The cockpit of the ship is shaking violently.
What about me? I'm going to shake apart!
45. INT. REBEL BASE - CONTROL ROOM
Leia and the communications officer are at the comm unit.
Luke's transmissions are being monitored by them.
We're approaching the water planet. We're
following Han and Chewie...
The message is cut off by static.
We've lost them.
46. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY
The Y-wing is headed for the ocean.
Hang on, Threepio. We're going in.
Are you sure this is the best way, sir?
The Y-wing bounces on the surface of the water several
times before coming to a rest. Artoo whistles and
balloons inflate to keep the ship above water.
47. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT
Threepio is in the back seat upside down. Luke who wound
up under the dashboard, sits up.
Master Luke, sir, are you all right?
Yes. How 'bout Artoo?
Artoo whistles that he is. Luke pushes a button on the
dashboard and it beeps.
Our comlinks are out. We can't contact the
48. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY
The Y-wing is floating on the ocean. The cockpit hatch
Where are you going, sir?
Luke stands up and looks around with his macrobinoculars.
To see if I can locate the Falcon by
visual sighting. Maybe it's close by.
A large creature has risen up from the water behind the
Y-wing and roars. Luke drops his macrobinoculars and
pulls out his blaster. He fires on the creature and hits
it in the head. The creature just licks his licks as if
it liked being shot.
Artoo, stand by to fire the ejection pod.
The creature reaches its long neck down and takes a bite
out of the rear of the ship.
And hurry Artoo or we'll be desert soon.
The front of the ship detaches and speeds away. The
creature is hit by a ray that makes it dive into the
ocean. The ray came from a forked rifle held by Boba Fett.
He is seated in a saddle on another of the creatures.
What is it, master Luke?
I'm not sure.
You saved my life. Thank you.
You are alone?
I have two droids. We've come in search
of a ship that crashed near here.
Maybe I can help you. I am Boba Fett. The
ship you seek is nearby.
Are the Imperial troops near this planet?
They are here, friend and growing more
How far away?
The creature that Boba is riding licks what remains of
Luke's Y-wing. Boba smacks the creature with his rifle.
All they do is eat.
Luke pulls out a ration pack.
This is all we have but uh, he's welcome
The creature wraps it tongue around the pack and pulls it
out of Luke's hands and into its mouth. It chews it and
You are foolish to waste your kindness on
this dumb creature. No lower life form is
worth going hungry for, friend. I take it
you have no love of the Empire.
Well, neither do I. It will be easy to
find the ship you seek. Follow me,
He hits his mount with his rifle and the creature begins
49. INT. Y-WING - COCKPIT
Don't you think it might be imprudent to
trust him so quickly, sir?
He's our only chance. And, besides he
seems like a friend.
Indeed, friend is merely a term that is
50. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY
Luke's Y-wing follows Boba Fett across the ocean. Several
moons can be seen in the sky.
Did Artoo say that?
Words to that affect.
We then see the Millennium Falcon floating on its
51. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON
Chewie is holding the glowing talisman in his hands. Luke
is standing a doorway.
Chewie, you've got the talisman. What's
No, don't destroy it!
Chewie drops the talisman out of a porthole. Luke glows
and then slumps to the floor.
Boba sees Luke on the ground and fires a rope from his
wrist at Chewie. The rope wraps itself around Chewie.
Boba Fett, no! He's a friend. Don't hurt
him, Boba Fett.
What did he do to Luke?
Boba releases the rope that is holding Chewie. Artoo
He didn't do anything. R2-D2 has detected
Chewie picks up Luke and carries him down a corridor.
Everyone follows him.
It must have come from the talisman.
Artoo says it's some kind of sleeping
virus that only affects humans.
Chewie growls and then hangs Luke upside down next to Han.
He says the only way to keep them alive is
to let the blood rush to their heads.
I know this sleeping virus the Empire
uses on its enemies. They have a remedy
for it in the city. I could get some for
I'm afraid, Chewbacca insists on going
You'll only get in the way. But, if you
must. Come on.
52. EXT. MOON - OCEAN NEAR CITY - DAY
Chewie and Boba ride his creature towards the city. When
they arrive, they climb up into the city through a duct.
53. EXT. CITY - STREET - DAY
Boba Fett and Chewie are standing in a doorway of a
building. There are many aliens around - either walking
You stay here while I get the serum.
I said stay, friend. Luke trusted me and
I'm your only chance of getting out of
here alive. Do you understand me?
Chewie growls that he does. Boba walks away from Chewie
and walks the streets past many exotic aliens. He sees a
shop with a sign advertising the serum.
Starlog update: although Boba Fett
quickly located the serum for the
sleeping virus - we had no idea of his
Boba goes to a public communications unit and inserts a
card into it. Darth Vader appears on the monitor.
I have made contact with the Rebels and
all is proceeding as you wish, Darth
54. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
At this revelation, Lumpy has a fit and starts howling.
The Imperial officer hears him howling and walks over to
him. Lumpy quickly pushes a button on the yellow box and
a game comes up.
What is it now? Oh is that all, just some
Lumpy shakes his head "yes." The officer walks away and
leaves him alone. Lumpy pushes another button and the
cartoon comes back on.
55. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON
Threepio is checking Han and Luke with a strange device.
Yes, their metabolisms are slowing down.
I wonder what's keeping Chewbacca. Try to
find them on the viewscreen.
Artoo plugs his "arm" into the viewscreen controls. Darth
Vader appears on the monitor.
Good work, but I want them alive. Now that
you've got their trust, they may take you
to their new base.
The viewscreen switches from Darth to Boba.
This time we'll get them all.
The viewscreen switches back to Darth.
I see why they call you the best bounty
hunter in the galaxy.
Oh no! What will we do now?
56. EXT. CITY - STREET - DAY
A group of stormtroopers march by where Chewie is still
hiding in the doorway. Boba Fett returns.
I have the serum.
Chewie sniffs the air as if he smells something.
We must leave quickly, friend.
57. EXT. MOON - OCEAN - DAY
Boba Fett and Chewie flee the city on the creature. They
are followed by an Imperial gun boat manned by
stormtroopers. The boat fires on the creature carrying
Boba and Chewie and miss. Boba pulls out his blaster and
fires on the boat. He misses. Chewie takes the blaster
out of his hand and fires on the boat. He hits it and it
58. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON
Han and Luke are both untied and conscious. They are
still groggy from the sleeping virus.
Are you all right?
I'm not sure.
I don't know.
Well, somebody must know something.
He says our friend Boba found serum for
the talisman virus.
Boba, you're a hero and a faithful friend.
You must come back with us.
Artoo goes nuts.
What's the matter with Artoo?
I'm afraid, sir, it's because you said
Boba is a friend and faithful ally. That
simply does not feed properly into
Artoo's information bank.
What are you talking about?
We intercepted a message between Boba and
Darth Vader, sir. Boba Fett is Darth
Vader's right hand man. I'm afraid this
whole adventure has been an Imperial plot.
We'll meet again, friend.
Boba walks toward a small panel with his blaster drawn.
He pushes a button on the panel and a hatch opens in the
ceiling of the Falcon. He ignites his backpack and flies
out of the ship.
Well, trust a droid to get to the bottom
Boba sure fooled the rest of us.
59. INT MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT
Chewie growls as everyone enters the cockpit of the
Falcon. Han and Chewie take their seats.
I beg your pardon, sir. Chewbacca
suspected all along there was something
bad about Boba.
How did you know, Chewie?
Chewie growls and holds his nose.
May I quote directly, sir? He just didn't
Everyone laughs at this.
60. EXT. SPACE
The Falcon flies from the planet and heads for space.
Well, lets's get off this galactic
Captain Kazan, starlog 3-24-1 signing off.
May the force be with you.
61. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
The cartoon ends. Lumpy applauds.
62. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - LUMPY'S ROOM
The Imperial guard and a stormtrooper tear apart Lumpy's
room searching for Rebel material. They throw his toys
and belongings all over. The guard even decides to tear
the head off of Lumpy's stuffed bantha doll. He then
tosses it to the floor.
The two head down the staircase.
63. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
The guard and stormtrooper come down the stairs.
Nothing up there.
Go clean up your room.
Lumpy reluctantly turns off his game and goes up to his
64. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - LUMPY'S ROOM
Lumpy goes into his room and howls at the condition that
the Imperials left his room in.
65. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Malla looks upset at hearing her son's cry.
That will keep him busy for a while.
66. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - LUMPY'S ROOM
Lumpy sees his bantha doll in pieces. He picks up the
head and hugs it to his chest. He then picks up the body
and carries the parts over to his bed. He lays the head
and body on his bed and covers them up with a blanket. He
then starts to search his room for the cassette that came
with the gift that Saundan brought him earlier. He finds
it and inserts it into the monitor in his room. The tape
starts to play and show a man holding an assembled
mini-transmitter. A woman's voice begins to speak.
This product was packed under strict
quality control on the system Amorphia
and this instructional cassette provided
by the manufacturer. It offers a unique
chance for consumers everywhere to meet
an Amorphian being. The motor abilities
of Amorphian citizens are frequently
impaired by malfunctions which results in
a temporary loss of power. This in no way
reflects on the safety of our product,
rather it should serve as a guarantee of
our high standards of long wear and
The Amorphian puts the transmitter on a table and starts
Thank you for selecting our brand of
mini-transmitter. If you assemble it
properly, following the instructions I'm
about to give you. It will provide
many years of fun and valuable services.
But, now let's get started, shall we?
First, find the sealed package containing
all the tools you'll need. Ah, it looks
The man picks up a clear zip-lock bag. Lumpy picks up
Try not to rip it open because it makes a
very handy storage case for your tools
until you need them again.
He pulls a small tool out of his bag.
Now, this is the first thing you'll need.
Please be careful not to hurt yourself on
the sharp edges.
He touches the tool's point and pulls his hand back in
He picks up a very small item. Lumpy looks through his
stuff to find his.
Now, find the circuit breaker module and
by the way, let's start calling these
components by their proper names.
Circuit breaker module.
Remember, every one of the ten thousand
terminals on your circuit breaker module
is marked in a particular color. Beautiful,
aren't they? Like a rainbow. These must be
connected with the wires with the
corresponding colors. So, red goes to red.
Blue goes to blue and so on. Now, watch me
And we'll assemble our mini-transmitters
together. Let us work slowly and
methodically because this is a job worth
Well, I see time is running out. So, we
better turn our attention to the assembly
of the impulse to voice translator. The
impulse to voice translator. The very
heart of the mini-transmitter which
converts electronic energy which provide
into any of a thousand
recognizable languages. We must remain
alert for this very complicated procedure.
Endurance and concentration are the key
words here and the total utilization of
our neural cranial synapsis is absolutely
While the Amorphian is saying his last part of dialogue,
he crumples slowly to the floor until his head comes to
rest on the table. The cassette ends. Lumpy gets to work
on assembling his mini-transmitter.
67. EXT. WOOKIEE HOME - DAY
The camera zooms in on the second story of Chewbacca's
68. INT. WOOKIEE HOME- LUMPY'S ROOM
Lumpy is seated on the floor. He is busy at work putting
together his mini-transmitter.
69. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
The Imperial officer and guard are talking quietly with
one another. The wall screen beeps and the Imperials walk
over to see what the announcement is. The screen shows a
view of Tatooine from space.
The following live broadcast is
recommended by the Imperial council in
the belief that your commitment to remain
upstanding citizens will be reinforced.
It is required viewing for all members of
the Imperial forces.
The screen cuts to various scenes of activity in the
streets of Mos Eisley.
Time now for life on Tatooine. Brought to
viewers everywhere in the hope that our
own lives may be uplifted by the
comparison and enriched with the
gratitude of relief. This transmission is
unrehearsed and unedited and is hereby
begun without further comment as to its
lack of moral value.
The monitor cuts to a view inside of a cantina. There are
dozens of bizarre aliens seated throughout. The bar's
patrons are being entertained by a Bith band. Tork, the
bar's bouncer, picks up a customer from his seat and
takes him out of the bar. A man walks into the bar past
the exiting Tork and companion. The man is Krelman and he
is carrying a flower in his hand. The bartender, Ackmena,
interrupts two aliens seated at the bar who are
Well, I'm certainly not going to get rich
with customers like you. I thought I
taught you to drink faster than that. Well,
at least you're steady. Oh, come on now.
Drink up. There's plenty more where that
Krelman walks up to the bar and takes a seat. He places
the flower on the countertop.
What'll it be?
Okay, we'll do it your way. Hello. Now,
we'll do it my way. What'll it be?
Can we talk?
Well of course we can talk. We are talking.
You're not ordering. I'm not pouring. We
are not drinking. We are talking.
Ackmena moves the flower aside that He brought.
I'm moving this to make room for a drink,
so that next time I say "what'll it be"
and you tell me. I can put it right there.
Doesn't matter. Give me anything.
He points to a red pitcher behind the bar.
I'll have one of those.
Ackmena gets the pitcher and pours some of it's contents
into a glass in front of him.
I'm sorry I couldn't get back before.
Ah, before what?
Uh, until now, until tonight. I thought
about it a dozen times. I had to be sure.
Ah, excuse me. I have a customer waiting.
I'll be right back.
She walks away from him.
"Come back soon, I'll be waiting."
Ackmena pours a drink for an Ithorian who is seated
farther down the bar. Krelman pours his drink into the
top of his head.
She hesitantly walks back over to Krelman.
How's your drink?
It's all gone. Look, there's a flower on
top of it.
I see there is. Do you want another drink?
The flower is for you. I wanted to bring
you something and that's all I could
I don't get many flowers. I uh... but you
didn't have to bring me anything Ah, ah...
Krelman, what a nice name.
When I left here the other night, I felt
something that I haven't felt in longer
than I care to remember. I felt alive
again. Someone made me feel like all the
years I've lived meant something. And all
you said was six simple words. "Come back
soon, I'll be waiting."
He counts the last six words on the six fingers of his
Well, after all, only words I probably...
He grabs her hand in his own.
...more than words. I knew that at the
time. That's why I went home and thought
and thought about what you said.
Oh? What did I say?
It uh, it doesn't matter, silly. What you
said is not as important as what you meant.
Oh? What did I mean?
I decided what you meant was exactly the
thing I needed to hear.
Well, I'm glad about that.
Ackmena walks further down the bar. Krelman gets up and
follows her. He even goes behind the bar after her. She
is trying to clean behind the bar with a rag.
You know its funny. A man can live as
long as I have. Through all the ups and
downs and just when he thinks its all
over, someone cares for him again. I
wasn't looking for that when I came in
here. Maybe that's why it, it happened.
Because I wasn't asking for love anymore.
I wasn't desperate. I wasn't begging,
whining, ruffling, sniveling. I just came
in here for a drink and I find a lot more.
He hugs Ackmena from behind. She is at a loss for words.
Uh, uh, Kerlman...
She disengages herself from his embrace.
Uh, lis... listen uh, Krelman. You're,
you're kind and, and sweet and, and
terribly attractive but, if, if you're
saying what I think you're saying you
felt you meant I thought you needed to
hear then, I just have one thing to say.
I did not.
Ackmena, don't do this to me...
Now, please look! I have customers.
She motions for him to go back to the other side of the
counter and he complies.
Why don't you sit down. Finish your drink.
Have another drink. This one's on me.
Krelman is back in his seat. Ackmena pours a directly from
the pitcher into the top of his head.
Now, you stay just as long as you want.
But, I have business to attend to. I
really have no time for anything else.
She puts the pitcher down and walks away.
You'll change your mind. I just know you
will. Six simple words. I could wait
forever to hear it again because I know...
A customer at the bar gets up and leaves. Ackmena waves
Come back soon, I'll be waiting.
Krelman gets upset and puts his hood over his head. He
then puts his head down on the table. The wall screen
beeps and an Imperial officer appears on it. The music
and conversation stops as all attention is turned to the
Due to increased activity among subversive
forces, we are placing a curfew on the
entire Tatooine system effective
immediately. All inhabitants will return
to their homes at once. This order will
remain in effect until further notice.
All conversation resumes in the bar. Ackmena walks over
to the bandstand.
(to band member)
Okay, Bobbarine. Take a break.
He says something back to her.
I don't know how long. Maybe forever.
The band has a fit at her answer.
Oh, don't leave me now. Please, please, I
have enough aggravation. Alright, one
more round before you leave. And this
one's on the me.
Tork, see what the boys on the bandstand
Tork heads over to follow her order. Ackmena goes back
behind the bar. She goes up to two aliens seated at the
bar. They are speaking to each other in an alien dialect.
Gentlemen, gentlemen, I don't know how to
tell you this but I guess the wall screen
said it all. We're closed.
The aliens just ignore her. She raises her voice to speak
Gentlemen, I guess you didn't hear what I
said. The Empire has closed us down. Now,
I know this sort of thing happens all the
time. I... I'm sure it's just temporary,
fellas. The party is over.
Some of the patrons throw things at her. She gets angry.
Tork comes to her aid.
How dare you. You stop that.
Stop Tork, it's alright. I'll reason with them.
She goes over to two more aliens seated at the bar.
(to two aliens)
Kelnor, Zutnor, come on you guys. Haven't
I always lent you money?
The continue their conversation as if she wasn't there.
She walks over to a table where Ludlow, a Rodian is
Ludlow, Ludlow, you of all creatures.
Please do me a favor and leave.
Ludlow looks down at the table and ignores her.
Ludlow, you're heartless.
She goes to another table.
Thorp, Thorp, after all I've down for you.
Short memory, eh, Thorp?
He just looks away from her.
She goes to yet another table.
(to creature, normally)
Helpmus, do you remember the time that...
She realizes that the creature she is talking to is not
I don't believe we've met.
Two aliens enter the bar. Ackmena walks over to them.
We're closed! I said, we're closed. Look,
I'm sorry we are closed. The Empire just
imposed a curfew on this planet. Everybody
has to leave right now. Now...
One of the aliens pulls a blaster on her. Tork comes to
her aid. She stops him.
Tork, I don't want anymore trouble. You,
take care of the door.
The two aliens go into the bar and take a seat. The crowd
begins to pound their empty glasses on the tables.
Alright, alright, alright, alright. I can
take a hint. We'll have one more round.
This one's on the house.
They crows stop banging the tables and cheer her. She
heads back behind the bar. The band starts to play again.
(under her breath)
I'll run a tab for the Empire.
Ackmena pours a drink and begins to sing. Drinks are
poured for everyone.
Just one more round, friend. Then homeward
bound, friend. Don't forget me in your
dreams. Just one more song, friend. The
night's get shorter it seems. Just one
more rhyme, friend. Yes, it's a crime,
friend. But you know time, friend. Time
Some of the creatures get up and leave. Ackmena waves to
So it's goodnight, friend. Goodnight, but
not goodbye. Just one more drop, friend.
Before we stop, friend. One more moment
face to face. Next time you're dry, friend.
Try stopping by, friend. If there's a
light in the place. We may not cry, friend.
But we survive, friend. Look, we're alive,
friend. You and I.
Some more creatures leave the cantina.
So say goodnight, friend. Goodnight, but
An alien comes up to her and pulls her to the dance floor.
She begins to dance with him.
Just one more dance, friend. Just one more
chance, friend. One more chorus, one more
tune. It's not the end, friend. If you're
a friend, friend. Then you come back to me
soon. But it's too late, pal. To celebrate,
pal. You have to wait, pal. Don't you cry.
Now, it's goodnight, friend. Goodnight
friend. Goodnight friend. Follow me!
Ackmena starts a line of creatures following her,
swinging their glasses in the air. She leads them to the
door and they begin to file out. Tork takes the glasses
from their outstretched hands as they leave.
You're such a dear, friend. You know I'm
here, friend. Is that a tear, friend. In
your eye? Now, it's goodnight, friend.
The last few people have just left. Ackmena closes the
Goodnight but not...
She walks back into the bar. Krelman is standing behind
the counter holding his flower. He hands the flower to
her. The wall screen goes off. The Imperial officer's
comlink beeps. He takes it off of his belt and pulls out
Return to base. Return to base. Return to
base. Return to base...
Message received and obeyed.
He closes the antenna and puts the comlink back on his
belt. He turns to his men.
We leave at once.
The stormtroopers turn to go. The officer stops one of
You, stay here. There's a male missing
from this household and I want you to be
here when he returns. It's possible, he's
one of the Rebels we're looking for.
The officer, guard, and stormtrooper all leave the house.
From upstairs is heard a voice.
Return to base. Return to base. Return to
base. Return to base...
The stormtrooper goes up the staircase to investigate.
70. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - LUMPY'S ROOM
The stormtrooper walks up behind Lumpy who is on the
floor using his mini-transmitter.
Return to base. Return to base. Return to
base. Return to base...
Lumpy turns around and sees the stormtrooper. He picks up
the machine and backs up against the wall. The
stormtrooper approaches a terrified Lumpy. He roughly
grabs the machine from Lumpy's hands and throws it to the
floor. It breaks into pieces. Lumpy runs past him and
goes downstairs. The stormtrooper follows.
71. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Lumpy runs down the stairs and out the door closely
followed by the stormtrooper.
72. EXT. WOOKIEE HOME - PORCH - DAY
Lumpy runs out the door. The stormtrooper stops in the
doorway with his blaster aimed at Lumpy. Chewie is
standing to one side of the stormtrooper. He starts to
take his bowcaster form his shoulder but stops because of
his son's danger. The stormtrooper motions with his
blaster for him to go over by Lumpy. Han sneaks up behind
the stormtrooper and knocks the blaster out of his hand.
Han makes a move to grab the fallen blaster and so does
the stormtrooper. The stormtrooper trips over some wood
on the porch and trips. He breaks thru the railing and
falls to his death. Han barely catches his balance and
saves himself from the same fate.
Lumpy, are there any more inside? Come
Han picks up Lumpy in his arms.
It's okay. It's alright now. Everything's
okay now. Here's your daddy.
Han hands Lumpy over to Chewie's waiting arms
Boy, has he grown.
73. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Han enters the home.
It's okay everybody. He's gone.
Chewie and Lumpy come in the door. Chewie leaves his
bowcaster on the floor by the door. Han goes up to Malla
and hugs her.
How are ya? Malla! Ha,ha!
Itchy, you look wonderful. Doing well,
huh? Your son's been doin' you proud.
He's saved my tail more'n a couple of
Malla growls something to Han.
Look Malla, I'd love to but, I can't. I
gotta get back to the Falcon before
somebody stumbles across her.
Lumpy runs up to Han and hugs his leg.
Hey, will you look at Lumpy? He's sure
Han kneels down in front of Lumpy.
An' I think his voice is changin'.
Lumpy lowers his head in embarrassment.
Come on, I'm just teasin' ya. Well, look.
Han stands up and faces Malla.
I gotta go. Have a nice Life Day. But be
careful, a lotta troopers in the area.
Chewie, check and see if the coast is
clear, will ya?
You're like a family to me.
Chewie looks out the door and growls back at Han.
I know, bye.
Han turns and walks toward the door.
Chewie growls. Han turns back to the wookiee family and
Han and chewie turn and walk through the door.
74. EXT. WOOKIEE HOME - PORCH - DAY
Han and Chewie embrace.
Well pal, be careful.
Hans sees the stormtrooper's blaster on the ground. He
picks it up and tosses it off of the porch.
They'll be lookin' for him. Take care.
Han leaves. Chewie goes back inside his home.
75. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Chewie closes the door and picks up his bowcaster. He and
Malla exchange howls. He places his bowcaster on the wood
pile next to their fireplace and hugs his father. He then
hugs Malla. They are interrupted by a knock at the door.
Chewie grabs his bowcaster and opens the door. Saundan
enters the home to a bowcaster aimed at him.
You sure know how to make a guy feel
Chewie lowers his weapon and shakes Saundan's hand.
Glad you're home, Chewbacca.
Lumpy runs up to the closed door and tries to look outside.
If you're looking for who I'm thinking
you're looking for, forget him. We won't
be bothered by him again.
The wall screen goes on and an Imperial officer appears.
Saundan and the wookiees watch in silence.
This is a general alert. Calling officer
B-4711, officer B-4711. We are unable to
reach you on your comlink. Is there a
problem? You are instructed to turn on
your comlink immediately.
The wookiees are disturbed by the announcement.
Wait, wait a minute. I think I can handle
Saundan pulls out his identification card and inserts it
into the wall screen's controls. He pushes some buttons
and the screen comes to life. The Imperial officer is
again on the screen.
We have two-way communication, trader
Saundan. Is this a report about the
It is, sir. Trooper B-4711 was here with
three other men. They left and he
remained. As soon as they had gone, he
packed a lot of food from this house and
robbed me blind. Then, he took off for
(taking a deep breath)
Very well. We'll send out a search party.
The call ends. Saundan pushes some buttons and removes his
card. He puts it back into his leather case.
Yes, sir. Identification is very important.
Helps you maintain contact with the Empire
at times like this.
The wookiees growl at him. Chewbacca shakes his hand.
Lumpy. Itchy. Chewie. Malla. This day is
for you. Have a wonderful celebration.
Lumpy goes to Saundan and hugs his leg.
And may the force be with you.
Saundan turns and leaves the wookiee home. The wookiees
all go to a shelf and get glass globes that have
something gold in them. The lights dim in the room as the
wookiees gather together. They are lit by an increasingly
bright shimmering light. They raise the globes into the
76. EXT. SPACE
The wookiee family are standing in front of a starfield.
They are in red robes and are still holding their glass
globes. The scene cuts to a procession of wookiees
heading into a bright light in the stars.
77. INT. WOOKIEE CEREMONY HALL
Dozens of wookiees in red robes are gathered together.
They each have one of the glass globes. Artoo and
Threepio are on a raised platform at the end of the
hall. The two go over to Chewbacca who is also on the
Happy Life Day.
Happy Life Day, everyone. And, we're
certainly glad that we were allowed to
Artoo whistle to Threepio.
It is indeed true, that at times like
this, Artoo and I wish that we were more
than just mechanical beings...
Artoo whistles again.
... and were really alive, so that we
could share your feelings with you.
Luke, Han, and Leia all come out onto the platform. Leia
runs to Chewie and hugs him.
Chewie growls and shakes Luke's hand.
Chewbacca, we were so relieved to hear
you were alright.
All of you are an important part of my
life, pal. I'm glad I could be here.
This holiday is yours but, we all share
with you the hope that this day brings us
closer to freedom, and to harmony, and to
peace. No matter how different we appear,
we're all the same in our struggle against
the powers of evil and darkness. I hope
that this day will always be a day of joy
in which we can reconfirm our dedication
and our courage. And more than anything
else, our love for one another. This is
the promise of the Tree of Life.
A slow version of the theme to "Star Wars" begins to play.
We celebrate a day of peace. A day of
harmony. A day of joy we can all share
together joyously. A day that takes us
through the darkness. A day that leads us
into might. A day that makes us want to
celebrate the light. A day that brings the
promise that one day, we'll be free to
live, to laugh, to dream, to grow, to
trust, to love, to be.
When the song ends, all the wookiees in the hall walk
onto the platform past our heroes. A close-up of Chewie
is shown. He has a flashback of scenes from events in
78. INT. WOOKIEE HOME - MAIN LIVING AREA
Chewbacca and his family are seated at their dinner table
for a Life Day meal. They join hands and lower their heads.
79. EXT. WOOKIEE HOME - NIGHT
Light can be seen coming out of the houses windows. The
end credits flash on the screen.
MALLA... MICKEY MORTON
ITCHY... PAUL GATE
LUMPY... PATTY MALONEY
THE WAZZAN TROUPE
THE MUM BROTHERS
80. EXT. SPACE
The rest of the credits are displayed over a starfield.
MONROE E. CAROL
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"STAR WARS" THEMES BY
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR
COSTUMES DESIGNED BY
LIGHTING DESIGNED BY
ANIMATED STORY BY
AND SOUND EFFECTS
"STAR WARS" CONSULTANT
CHEWBACCA DESIGNED BY
CANTINA MASKS DESIGNED BY
ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER
WOOKIEE FAMILY CREATED BY
CAROL ENGLEHART SCOTT
ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCER
M. STEPHANIE ZILLGITT
GAFFER HOWARD SMITH
KEY GRIP PETER LOMPRAKIS
PROPS C.B. CHISAM
SUPERVISOR RAY BRANNIGAN
MAKE UP BY
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JENN DE JOUX
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TECHNICAL FACILITIES BY
THE BURBANK STUDIOS
MUSIC RECORDED AT
GROUP IV RECORDING
POST PRODUCTION AUDIO
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IN ASSOCIATION WITH
COPYRIGHT c 1978
TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX FILM CORPORATION
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