TANKED GUILDSMEN #1
The Bene Gesserit witch must leave.
The Emperor looks to the Reverend Mother.
Yes, my Lord.
(after she has gone)
We are alone...
8. INT. HALLWAY - EMPEROR'S PALACE - NIGHT
The Reverend Mother enters through doors and takes a
seat on a chair just outside the door. She closes
9. INT. THRONE ROOM - EMPEROR'S PALACE - NIGHT
Inside the Emperor's chamber, the TANK-SUITED
GUILDSMEN are arranging themselves in a "V"
formation around the box. Suddenly the box opens,
slowly and beautifully revealing a huge, thick glass
tank. Inside the tank floats a THIRD STAGE NAVIGATOR
twenty feet long, much like a cross between a pasty,
pale human being and a fleshy grasshopper.
The tank is filled with swirling orange spice-gas,
and Guildsmen continuously vacuum up the toxic
chemical spills dripping from under the tank.
Suddenly the Guild Navigator swims towards the
Emperor. His head is enormous and fleshy, like a
huge grasshopper head -- the eyes are totally deep
blue. His voice is a high, fleshy whispering and an
intricate electrical apparatus in the front of the
tank translates into English and broadcasts it into
We have just folded space from Ix...
Yes?... How was your journey?
(after a long pause)
Many machines on Ix... new machines.
Better than those on Richesse.. You are
transparent... I see many things... I see
plans within plans.
Is there a problem?... Usually there is a
problem when one of you makes a visit.