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Star Wars: The Trek – Part 1

October 14th, 2013 . by Tim Babb (TANcast's #1 Host/Editor Fan)

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Day 14

The following is from a script I wrote as a teenager which I have only recently discovered in my old files. It was my attempt to make a movie combing the Star Wars trilogy (there were no prequels when I wrote this), the original Star Trek crew (there was no J.J. Abrams when I wrote this), and the crew from Star Trek the Next Generation. I only got as far as the first third of the movie…basically setting everything up. I never finished it, nor do I even remember how I was going to end it. But I thought I’d share as far as little Tim Babb got.

I present it to you as I wrote it, which means it’s full of spelling and grammatical errors, it’s in all caps for some reason, and it’s marvelously simplistic. Enjoy!


Part 1

(STANDARD “STAR WARS” OPENIING THE FOLLOWING WORDS SCROLL UPWARDS INTO A SEA OF ENDLESS STARS.)

EPISODE ??
THE TREK
“THE EMPIRE IS DEAD, THE NEW REPUBLIC HAS TAKEN CONTROL. AS
THE YEARS HAVE PASSED, INTER-PLANETARY CONFLICT HAS DWINDLED
AND SPACE BATTLES ARE ALL BUT OBSOLETE. THE GALLAXY’S ENERGIES
HAVE NOW BEEN FUNNELED INTO THE IMPROVEMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLLOGY.
“ONE SCIENTIST, ALEXANDER GINEUS, HAS JUST INVENTED A DEVICE
THAT CAN RIP A `HOLE IN TIME’ THAT A SPACE VESSEL COULD FLY
THROUGH AND TRAVEL THROUGH TIME.
“THE NEW REPUBLIC HAS SENT IT’S MOST RENOWNED DIPLOMATIC TEAM
TO OVERSEE THE FIRST ATTEMT TO USE THE NEW DEVISE…

(THE WORDS FLOAT INTO INFINITY AND DISAPEAR. THE CAMERA PANS DOWN TO A SMALL, BLUE-GREEN PLANET WITH AN EVEN SMALLER WHITE SATELLITE SITTING IN FRONT OF A HUGE YELLOW STAR. THE MILLENNIUM FALCON SLOWLY GLIDES ACROSS THE SCREEN AND TOWARDS THE PLANET.)

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON COCKPIT
(LANDO CALRISIAN AND CHEWBACCA ARE AT THE HELM WHILE C-3P0 SITS IN THE LEFT BACK SEAT. CHEWBACCA GROWELS AT LANDO.)

LANDO: OKAY, CHEWY. PUT US INTO ORBIT WHILE WE WAIT
FOR LUKE. (CHEWY GROWLS.)

EXT HIGH ABOVE THE PLANET
(THE MILLENNIUM FALCON SWINGS AROUND INTO ORBIT OF THE PLANET.)

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON COCKPIT

LANDO: I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS PLANET ISN’T POPULATED IT’S
BEAUTIFUL IT’S…PERFECT. (TO 3P0) YOU SURE ABOUT
THIS?

C-3P0: OH QUITE POSITIVE SIR. THE SCIENCE TEAMS HAVE BEEN
EXAMINING THE SURFACE FOR MONTHS. APARENTLY THE
ONLY FORM OF LIFE ARE HUGE LIZARD-LIKE MONSTERS.
SHOULD WE INFORM THE SCIENCE TEAMS OF OUR ARRIVAL?

LANDO: YEAH…(SWICHES COMMUNICATOR ON) SCIENCE TEAM 1,
THIS IS THE MILLENNIUM FALCON

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON LOUNGE
(LEIA IS WRITING A LAST MINUTE ENTERY INTO HER COUNCIL LOG PAD. SHE PUTS DOWN THE PAD AND SLOWLY WALKS OVER TO THE TECHNICAL STATION WHERE SHE PLACES HER HAND ON THE SHOLDER OF A MAN WHO, AFTER THE CAMERA VIEW WIDENS, IS REVEALED TO BE HAN SOLO.)

LEIA: HAN, WHAT’S THE MATTER? YOU’VE BEEN SITTING THERE
STARING AT THAT PANNEL SINCE WE WENT TO
HYPER-SPACE.

HAN: WHY AM I STILL HERE?

LEIA: WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

HAN: EVER SINCE THE FIGHTING STOPPED I’VE BEEN FEELING…
USELESS. WHEN THE WAR WAS ON, I HAD A PURPOSE.
THERE WAS A REASON I WAS WITH THE ALLIANCE. THEY
NEEDED ME.

LEIA: HAN THE NEW REPUBLIC STILL NEEDS YOU.

HAN: DO THEY? FOR WHAT? FOR GALLAXY SHAKING MISSIONS
LIKE THIS ONE?

LEIA: THIS IS AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY IT COULD VERY WELL
MEAN…

HAN: I KNOW, I KNOW TIME TRAVEL. I’M SURE IT’S GOING TO
THE GREATEST DISCOVERY SINCE THE HYPER-DRIVE BUT
I’M A FIGHTER. I CAN’T JUST SIT ON MY DUFF ALL DAY
OVERSEEING SCIENTIFIC BREAK-THROUGHS AND ATTENDING
DIPLOMATIC DINNERS. I NEED ACTION.

LEIA: WELL, ADMRIAL ACBAR OFFERED YOU A POSITION ON THE
SPACE PIRATE DEFENCE TEAM.

HAN: PIRATES. THEY’RE NO ENEMIES. JUST A BUNCH OF BRATS
TRYING TO STEAL WHAT THEY’RE MOMMIES AND DADDIES
CAN’T BUY THEM.

LEIA: WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST? DO WANT TO START ANOTHER
EMPIRE SO YOU CAN FIGHT THEM?

HAN: NO, NO. OF COURSE NOT. I JUST…I CAN’T…I’M NOT
USED TO NOT BEING NEEDED.

LEIA: MAYBEE YOU DON’T FEEL NEEDED BUT, LET ME ASURE YOU,
YOU ARE.

(THEY KISS. LANDO’S VOICE CRACKELS OVER THE INTERCOM. THEY STOP KISSING, RELUCTANTLY.)

LANDO: HEY KIDS, LUKE JUST ARRIVED WE’RE ABOUT TO LAND.

HAN: GREAT TIMING, AS USUAL. WE’LL BE RIGHT THERE.

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON COCKPIT
(DOOR OPENS. HAN AND LEIA ENTER. C-3P0 GIVES UP HIS SEAT FOR LEIA AND HAN SITS IN THE CHAIR OPPOSITE HER.)

LEIA: I THOUGHT YOU SAID LUKE WAS HERE.

LANDO: ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET A SHIP JUST CAME
OUT OF LIGHTSPEED.

HAN: CHEWIE, BRING US AROUND I’LL PREPAIR THE LANDING
GEAR.

LEIA: WAIT!

HAN: WHAT’S WRONG?

LEIA: LUKE ISN’T HERE! (CHEWIE GROWLS)

LANDO: HOW CAN YOU TELL?

LEIA: THE FORCE. I DON’T SENCE HIS PRESENCE.

HAN: A JEDI THING?

LEIA: HAN, I KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

LANDO: WELL WHO ELSE WOULD COME TO THIS PLANET?

C-3P0: YOU DON’T SUPPOSE PIRATES HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE
EXPERAMNET TODAY?

HAN: THAT’S IMPOSSIBLE. THE REPUBLIC’S SECURITY SYSTEM…
(THE VOICE OF ALEXANDER GINEUS CRACKELS OVER THE RADIO.)

GINEUS: FALCON! FALCON!!! COME IN! WE’RE BEING ATTACKED
BY SPACE PIRATES! WE NEED IMEDIATE ASSSISTANCE!!
PLEASE RESPOND, WE NEED…

HAN: LANDO GET THE LOWER GUN WELL READY, LEIA TAKE THE
HELM, CHEWIE CHARGE UP THE DEFLECTOR SHIELDS.
COME ON LET’S GO!

(LANDO AND HAN EXIT THE COCKPIT AS LEIA SITS AT THE HELM POSITION.)

EXT ABOVE THE PLANET
(THE MILLENNIUM FALCON SWEEPS ACROSS SCREEN AROUND THE CORNER OF THE PLANET. THE PIRATE SHIP FLIES UPWARD FROM THE PLANET TOWARDS THE MILLENNIUM FALCON.)

INT PIRATE SHIP BRIDGE
(THE HELMSMAN IS IN THE FORGROUND WHILE THE LEADER IS IN THE BACKGROUND, OBSCURED BY SHADDOW.)

HELMSMAN: THE FALCON IS HEADED STAIGHT FOR US!

LEADER: TURN US AROUND. PREPAIR THE TIME PORTAL. WE’VE
GOT TO STALL LONG ENOUGH TO ESCAPE THROUGH THE
PORTAL. OPEN FIRE, ALL WEAPONS.

EXT ABOVE THE PLANET
(THE PIRATE SHIP REVERSES DIRECTION AND CIRCLES THE PLANET WHILE MOVING AWAY FROM THE FALCON.)

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, UPPER GUN WELL
(HAN TURNS ON THE TARGETING COMPUTER AND GETS A BEAD ON THE PIRATE’S SHIP.)

HAN: NOW LANDO, REMEMBER WE DON’T WANT TO DESTROY THEM,
WE JUST WANT TO PREVENT THEM FROM ESCAPING.

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, LOWER GUN WELL
(HAN’S VOICE IS HEARD THROUGH LANDO’S HEADSET.)

HAN: TARGET ENGINES ONLY.

LANDO: I GOT IT, I GOT IT. DON’T WORRY. I’VE DONE THIS
BEFORE YOU KNOW.

EXT ABOVE THE PLANET
(THE FALCON OPENS FIRE SEVERAL TIMES RESULTING IN SEVERAL NEAR MISSES BUT NO DIRECT HITS. THE PIRATE SHIP RETURNS FIRE RESULTING IN A DIRECT HIT.)

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON COCKPIT
(THE SCENE JOSTELES AROUND AND LEIA SWITCHES ON THE COM.)

LEIA: WE’VE BEEN HIT! CHEWIE, MORE POWER TO THE FORWARD
SHIELDS! (CHEWIE GROWLS)

INT PIRATE SHIP BRIDGE

HELMSMAN: TIME PORTAL IS READY SIR!

LEADER: EXELENT PREPAIR TO…

HELMSMAN: SIR, A SHIP HAS JUST COME OUT OF LIGHTSPEED
DIRECTLY AHEAD OF US…IT’S AN X-WING.

LEADER: QUICKLY, ACTIVATE THE PORTAL!

INT X-WING COCKPIT
(LUKE FLIPS A FEW SWITCHES AS THE SHIP COMES OUT OF LIGHT SPEED. R2-D2 WHISTLES AND BEEPS.)

LUKE: A SHIP?! WHERE?! OH…OKAY! I SEE IT, I SEE IT!
CALM DOWN AND HOLD ON!

EXT ABOVE THE PLANET
(THE X-WING VERES UNDER THE PIRATE SHIP AS IT PASSES OVERHEAD. THEN THE X-WING DOES A HUGE LOOP AND ENDS UP ALONG SIDE THE FALCON.)

INT X-WING COCKPIT

LUKE: LUKE TO FALCON WHAT’S GOING ON?

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, COCKPIT
LEIA: LUKE, THAT’S A PIRATE SHIP AND IT JUST ATTACKED
THE SCIENCE TEAM ON THE SURFACE.

INT X-WING COCKPIT
(HAN’S VOICE COMES OVER LUKE’S INTERCOM.)

HAN: WE’RE TRYING TO DISABLE IT, STOP IT FROM GETTING
AWAY WITHOUT DESTROYING IT.

(ARTOO BEEPS)

LUKE: IT CAN’T BE…IT IS! HAN, LEIA! THEY’VE GOT THE
TIME PORTAL AND THEY’RE USING IT.

EXT ABOVE THE PLANET
(THE PIRATE SHIP SWIRLS AND SPARKS WITH ENERGY AS IT FLYS HIGH ABOVE THE PLANET’S ATMOSPHERE. IT THEN SPEWS FORTH A TREMENDOUS BOLT OF ENERGY WHICH SLICES A HOLE OF PURE ENERGY WHICH THE PIRATE SHIP FLIES INTO AND DISAPPEARS.)

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, COCKPIT

LEIA: DO WE FOLLOW HIM?

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, UPPER GUN WELL

HAN: ABSOLUTLY! WE’VE GOT TO GET THAT TIME PORTAL BACK!

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, LOWER GUN WELL

LANDO: BUT ARE YOU SURE IT’S SAFE?

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, COCKPIT

C-3P0: ALL THE DIAGRAMS AND THEOREMS HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY
TESTED. IT’S A SCIENTIFACLY SOUND PREMISE.

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, UPPER GUN WELL

HAN: THERE YOU ARE. IF GOLDEN BOY THINKS IT’S OKAY IT
MUST BE A FLAWLESS PLAN. CHEWIE, SET THE CONTROLS
ON MAXIMUM AND STEAR FOR THE CENTER OF THE SUN.

INT X-WING, COCKPIT

LUKE: I’LL BE RIGHT BEHIND YOU.

INT MILLENNIUM FALCON, COCKPIT

LEIA: OK, HERE WE GO.
(HAN’S VOICE IS HEARD OVER SPEAKER)

HAN: BETTER HURRY, IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S SEALING ITSELF.

EXT ABOVE THE PLANET
(AS THE ENERGY HOLE GETS SMALLER AND SMALLER, THE FALCON AND LUKE’S X-WING SCREAM TOWARDS IT. THE FALCON DIVES THROUGH THE HOLE FIRST FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY LUKE WHO GETS IN JUST BEFORE IT SEALS ITSELF. THEN THE SKY IS EMPTY AS THE CAMERA PROVIDES A BETTER LOOK AT THE PLANET’S SURFACE REVEALING IT TO BE EARTH. THE FOLLOWING WORDS APPEAR ON THE SCRENE WITH THE SAME VIEW OF THE PLANET IN THE BACKGROUND:)

“MILLIONS AND MILLONS OF YEARS LATER…”

To Be Continued…

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