The Star Wars

Synopsis: It is Life Day, a holiday that is celebrated on Chewbacca's home planet Kashyyyk. Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get to the planet where Chewie's family is waiting for him, but the Empire is out searching for the Rebels, giving everyone a hard time. While we are waiting we get a look at the everyday life of a Wookiee family. We meet all the familiar characters from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and we are introduced to Boba Fett during a short cartoon. We also pay a visit to the Cantina and meet all the monsters again.
Production: CBS Television
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min



A sea of stars is broken by the vast blue surface of the planet, Utapau. Five

small moons slowly drift into view from the far side of the planet. The main

titles are followed by a roll-up:

Until the recent Great Rebellion, the Jedi Bendu were the most feared warriors

in the universe. For one hundred thousand years, generations of Jedi

perfected their art as the personal bodyguards of the emperor. They were the

chief architects of the invincible Imperial Space Force which expanded the

Empire across the galaxy, from the celestial equator to the farthest reaches

of the Great Rift.

Now these legendary warriors are all but extinct. One by one they have been

hunted down and destroyed as enemies of the New Empire by a ferocious and

sinister rival warrior sect, the Knights of Sith.

A small silver spacecraft emerges from behind one of the Utapau moons. The

deadly little fightercraft speeds past several of the moons, until it finally

goes into orbit around the fourth moon.


A harsh gale blows across the bleak grey surface of the Fourth Moon. The

leaden sky presses down on a lone figure, Annikin Starkiller, a tall, heavy-

set boy of eighteen. He slowly makes his way across the canyon floor. The

heavy winds whip at him and make the going extremely difficult. His face is

covered by a breath mask and goggles. He stops for a second to adjust the

shoulder strap on his chrome multiplelaser rifle. Something in the sky

catches his eye, and he instinctively grabs a pair of electrobinoculars from

his belt. He stands transfixed for a few moments, studying the heavens, then

turns and rushes back in the direction from which he came.


A spacecraft, half buried in the dust, rests next to the remains of an

abandoned supply shack. Annikin makes his way across the colorless landscape

and rushes into the crumbling building. The interior of the hut is shabby,

but manages to abate the howling winds. Seated in front of a thermoheater are

Annikin's father, Kane, and his young brother, Deak. Kane is a large, burly

man, wearing the distinctive robes of a Jedi. Deak is ten years old, with

dusty blond hair and a large scratch on his cheek. Annikin slams the door and

removes his gear. His ruggedly handsome face is caked with many layers of



Dad! Dad!...They've found us!

Deak looks up from a small cube he has been studying. His father whacks him

across the shoulder with a braided wire connector.


Continue with the problem. Your concentration is worse than your brother's.

(to Annikin) How many?


Only one this time. A Banta Four.


Good. We may not have to repair this old bucket after all. Prepare yourself.


Me too!


Do you have the answer?


I think it's the Corbet dictum: "What is, is without."

Kane smiles. This is the correct answer. Annikin is strapping on a utility

belt with chrome laserpistols and lasersword. Kane rises and starts for his


DEAK (Con't)

Ahhh, Pop...


Deak, do you feel you're ready?


Yes, sir. I've outmarked Annikin in twelve disciplines. I'm as good...


All right, son, get your gear.

Deak jumps up with the enthusiasm available only to a ten-year-old and grabs

his gear. His father frowns and shakes his head.


Kane Starkiller and his two sons carefully make their way up a rock bluff

overlooking the parked silver Sith spacecraft. Kane inspects the craft with

his electrobinoculars.


No tracks. Bi-lock hasn't been opened....Interior systems are still on....


Are we going to wait for him to come out?


He's not in there....He's baiting us. I'm surprised they only sent one this

time. We must be wearing them down, or they must think this knight is

something special....Stay on guard, and keep hidden. I'm going to work my way

across the ridge and call his bluff. Better we meet in open combat than wait

for him to ambush us....Keep your guard!

Kane leaves his two sons and moves off along the obscured ridge. Annikin and

Deak watch him intently. Annikin throws down his multiplelaser rifle in



He should have let me go with him....He's getting too old to make an open



He's not too old to realize you'd just get in the way.

Annikin ignores his little brother's remark and sneaks a look over the ridge

at the Sith spacecraft. Kane moves out of the rocks some distance away and

starts toward the starship. Deak moves to the ridge next to his brother, his

chrome laserrifle sparkling in the reflected light of Utapau.


He's making his move....


Watch your guard...and cover that weapon. It shines like a beacon.

Deak reluctantly move away and watches the other direction. Kane has almost

reached the Sith spacecraft and still there is no sign of its occupant.


What's happening?


Nothing. I don't like it.

Kane carefully moves to the main hatch of the starship. He kicks a valve and

the hatch drops open with a loud clank and rushing gas. Annikin becomes more

tense as his father carefully moves inside the spacecraft. Everything is

still. Even the continual winds seem to have died down. Moments pass with no

sign of activity inside the enemy starship. Annikin watches the craft with

his electrobinoculars. The waiting becomes unbearable.

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