TATOOINE - DESERT - NABOO SPACECRAFT - DAY (FX)
Naboo spacecraft lands in the desert in a swirl of dust.
The spaceport of Mos Espa is seen in the distance.
NABOO SPACECRAFT - MAIN AREA
is hoisting the hyperdrive out of a floor panel. JAR
JAR rushes up to him and falls to his knees.
JAR : Obi-Wan, sire, pleeese, no mesa go!
OBI-WAN : Sorry, Qui-Gon's right. You'll make things
JAR walks back to ARTOO in the hallway as QUI-GON (dressed
as a farmer) enters the main area.
: (Cant'd) The Hyperdrive generator is gone. We will
need a new one.
moves closer to OBI-WAN and speaks quietly to him.
: Don't let them send ant transmissions. Be wary...I
sense a disturbance in the Force.
OBI-WAN : I feel it also, Master.
goes into the hallway to meet up with ARTOO and JAR
JAR. They head to the exit ramp.
TATOOINE - DESERT - SPACESHIP - DAY
start their trek across the desert toward the city of
Mos Espa. In the distance, a strange looking caravan
makes its way toward the spaceport.
JAR : Dis sun doen murder tada skin.
the spaceship, CAPTAIN PANAKA and PADME run toward them.
PANAKA : Wait!
stops as they catch up. PADME is dresses in rough peasant's
PANAKA : (Cont'd) Her Highness commands you to take
her handmaiden with you. She wishes for her to observe
QUI-GON : No more commands from Her Highness today,
Captain. This spaceport is not going to be pleasant...
CAPT. PANAKA : The Queen wishes it. She is curious about
PADME : I've been trained in defense... I can take care
CAPT. PANAKA : Don't make me go back and tell her you
QUI-GON : I don't have time to argue. But this is not
a good idea. Stay close to me.
gives PADME a stern look.
MOS ESPA - STREET - DAY
little GROUP walks down the main street of Mos Espa.
They pass dangerous looking citizens of all types. PADME
looks around in awe at this exotic enviroment.
: ...moisture farms for the most part, but also a few
indigenous tribes and scavengers. The few spaceports
like this one are havens for those who do not wish to
PADME : ....like us. JAR JAR is in a constant state
whistles along, with perfect confidence.
JAR : Dissen berry berry bad. (steps in ooze) Ooooh...icky...icky...goo.
MOS ESPA - JUNK DEALER PLAZA - DAY
GROUP comes to a little plaza surrounded by several
junk spaceship dealers.
: We'll try one of the smaller dealers.
head for a little junk shop that has a huge pile of
broken spaceships stacked up behind it.
WATTO'S JUNK SHOP - DAY
JAR JAR, PADME, and ARTOO enter the dingy junk shop
and are greeted by WATTO, a pudgy blue alien who flies
on short little wings like a hummingbird.
: (subtitled) Hi chuba da naga? (What do you want?)
QUI-GON : I need parts for a J-type 327 Nubian.
WATTO : Ah yes, ah yes. Nubian. We have lots of that.
What kinda junk? (subtitled) Peedenkel! Naba dee unko
(Boy, get in here! Now!)
QUI-GON : My droid here has a readout of what I need.
disheveled boy, ANAKIN SKYWALKER, runs in from the junk
yard. He is about nine years old, very dirty, and dressed
in rags. WATTO raises a hand, and ANAKIN flinches.
: (subtitled) Coona tee-tocky malia? (What took you
ANAKIN : (subtitled) Mel tassa cho-passa... (I was cleaning
the bin like you...)
WATTO : (subtitled) Chut-Chut! Ganda doe wallya. (Never
mind! Watch the store) Me dwana no bata. (I've got some
selling to do here.) (to Gui-Gon) Soooo, let me take-
a thee out back. Ni you'll find what you need.
and QUI-GON follow WATTO toward the junk yard, leaving
JAR JAR with PADME and the young boy ANAKIN. JAR JAR
picks up a gizmo, trying to figure out its purpose.
QUI-GON takes the part out of his hand and puts it back.
: Don't touch anything.
JAR makes a rude face to QUI-GON's back and sticks out
his long tongue. ANAKIN sits on the counter, pretending
to clean a part, staring at PADME. She is the most beautiful
creaure he has ever seen in his life. PADME is a little
embarrassed by his stare, but she musters up an amused
smile. Finally, he gets the courage to speak.
: Are you an angel?
PADME : What?
ANAKIN : An angel. I've heard the deep space pilots
talk about them. They live on the Moons of Iego I thimk.
They are the most beautiful creatures in the universe.
They are good and kind, and so pretty they make even
the most hardened spice pirate cry.
looks at him, not knowing what to say.
: I've never heard of angels.
ANAKIN : You must be one...maybe you just don't know
PADME : You're a funny little boy. How do you know so
ANAKIN : Since I was very little, three, I think. My
Mom and I were sold to Gardulla the Hutt, but she lost
us, betting on the Podraces, to Watto, who's a lot better
master than Gardulla, I think.
PADME : You're...a slave?
looks at PADME defiantly.
: I am a person! My name is Anakin.
PADME : I'm sorry. I don't fully understand. (looking
around)This is a strange world to me.
studies her intently.
: You are a strange girl to me.
JAR pushes the nose on what appears to be a LITTLE DROID,
and it instantly comes to life, grows legs and arms,
and starts marching around, knocking over everything.
JAR JAR hold on but can't stop it.
: (Cont'd) Hit the nose!
JAR hits the nose, and the DROID collapses back into
its original state. ANAKIN and PADME laugh. ANAKIN watches
PADME straighten her hair.
WATTO'S JUNK YARD - BEHIND SHOP - DAY
reads a small portable monitor he is holding. He stands
before a hyperdrive.
: ...Here it is...a T-14 hyperdrive generator!! Thee
in luck, I'm the only one hereabouts who has one...but
thee might as well buy a new ship. It would be cheaper,
I think...Sying of which, how's thee going to pay for
QUI-GON : I have 20,000 Republic dataries.
WATTO : Republic credits?!? Republic credits are no
good out here. I need something more real...
QUI-GON : I don't have anything else. (raising his hand)
But credits will do fine.
WATTO : No they won'ta. QUI-GON, using his mind power,
waves his hand again.
QUI-GON : Credits will do fine.
WATTO : No, they won'ta. What you think you're some
kinda Jedi, waving your hand around like that? I'm a
Toydarian. Mind tricks don'ta work on me-only money.
No money, no parts! No deal! And no one else has a T-14
hyperdrive, I promise you that.
WATTO'S JUNK SHOP - DAY
JAR pulls a part out of a stack of parts to inspect
it, and they all come tumblimg down. He struggles to
catch them, only to knock more down. ANAKIN and PADME
: ...wouldn't have lasted long if I weren't so good
at fixing things. I'm making my own droid...
hurries into the shop, followed by ARTOO.
: We're leaving.
JAR follows QUI-GON. PADME gives ANAKIN a loving look.
: I'm glad I met you,....ah...
ANAKIN : ...Anakin.
PADME : Anakin.
ANAKIN : Anakin Skywalker.
PADME : Padme Naberrie.
turns, and ANAKIN looks sad as he watches her leave.
: I'm glad I met you too.
enters the junk yard, shaking his head.
: (subtitled) Ootmians! Tinka me chasa hopoe ma booty
na nolia. (Outlanders! They think because we live so
far from the center, we don't know nothing.)
ANAKIN : (subtitled) La lova num botaffa. (They seemed
nice to me.)
WATTO : (subtitled) Fweepa niaga. Tolpa da bunky dunko.
(Clean the racks, then you can go home.)
lets out a "yipee" and runs out the back.
MOS ESPA - STREET - ALCOVE - DAY
ARTOO, JAR JAR, and PADME have found a quiet spot between
two buildings. The busy street beyond is filled with
dangerous looking creatures. QUI-GON is talking on his
com-link, while JAR JAR nervously watches the street.
OBI-WAN is in the main hold of the Naboo craft.
: ...Obi-Wan, you're sure there isn't anything of value
left on board?
OBI-WAN : (V.O) A few containers of supplies, the Queen's
wardrobe, maybe. Not enough for you to barter with.
Not in the ammounts you're talking about.
QUI-GON : All right. Another solution will present itself.
I'll check back.
puts his comlink away and starts out into the main street.
JAR JAR grabs his arm.
JAR : Noah gain...da beings hereabouts cawazy. Wesa
be robbed un crunched.
QUI-GON : Not likely. We have nothing of value, that's
MOS ESPA - STREET - MARKET - DAY
PADME, JAR JAR, and ARTOO move out into the street.
JAR JAR is walking behind the others. They walk by an
outdoor cafe filled with a rough gang of aliens, one
of which is especially ugly, SEBULBA, a spider-like
creature. JAR JAR stops for a moment in front of a stall
selling dead frogs hanging on a wire. He looks around
to see if anyone is looknig, then sticks out his tongue,
and gets hold of one, pulling it into his mouth. Unfortunately,
the frog is tied tightly to the wire. The vendor suddenly
: Hey, that will be seven truguts!!
JAR opens his mouth in surprise, and the frog snaps
away, ricochets around the market, and lands in Sebulba's
soup, splashing him. As JAR JAR moves away from the
VENDOR, SEBULBA jumps up on the table and grabs the
: (subtitled) Chuba!! (You!!)
JAR JAR : Who, mesa??
SEBULBA : (subtitled) Ni chuba na?? (Is this yours??)
holds the frog up to the Gungan threateningly. SEVERAL
OTHER CREATURES start to gather. SEBULBA shoves JAR
JAR to the ground. The Gungan desperately tries to scramble
JAR : (to himself) Why mesa always da one??
ANAKIN : (V.O) Because you're afraid.
JAR turns to see ANAKNI pushing his way next to him.
The boy stands up to SEBULBA in a very self-assured
: (subtitled) Chess ko, Sebulba...Coo wolpa tooney rana.
(Careful, Sebulba...This one's very connected.)
stops his assault on JAR JAR and turns to ANAKIN.
: (subtitled) Tooney rana nu pratta dunko, shag. (Connected??
Whada you mean, slave?)
ANAKIN : (subtitled) Oh da Hutt...cha porko ootman geesa...me
teesa rodda co pana pee choppa chawa. (As in Hutt...big
time outlander, this one... I'd hate to see you diced
before we race again.)
SEBULBA : (subtitled) Neek me chowa, wermo, mo killee
ma klounkee(Next time we race, wermo, it will be the
end of you!) Una noto wo shag, me wompity du pom pom.
(If you weren't a slave, I'd squash you right now.)
: (subtitled) Eh, chee bana do mullee ra. (Yeah, it'd
be a pity if you had to pay for me.)
PADME and ARTOO arrive.
: (Cont'd) Hi! Your buddy here was about to be turned
into orange goo. He picked a fight with a Dug. An especially
dangerous Dug called Sebulba.
JAR JAR : Nosir, nosir. Mesa hate crunchen. Dat's da
last ting mesa wanten.
QUI-GON : Nevertheless, the boy is right...you were
heading for trouble. Thank you, my young friend.
looks at ANAKINB and smiles; he smiles back. They start
walking down the crowded street.
JAR : Mesa doen nutten!
ANAKIN : Fear attracts the fearful. He was trying to
overcome his fear by squashing you...be less afraid.
PADME : And that works for you.
ANAKIN : To a point. (he smiles)
TATOOINE - DESERT - SPACESHIP - DAY
stands in front of the Naboo spacecraft as the wind
picks up and begins to whip at his robe. CAPTAIN PANAKA
exits the ship and joins him.
: This storm's going to slow them down.
CAPT. PANAKA : It looks pretty bad. We'd better seal
PANAKA'S comlink sounds off.
PANAKA : (Cont'd) Yes?
RIC OLIE : (V.O) We're recieving a message from home.
CAPT. PANAKA : We'll be right there.
MOS ESPA - STREET - FRUIT STAND - DAY
and the GROUP stop at a fruit stand run by a jolly,
but very poor, old lady named JIRA.
: How are you feeling today, Jira?
JIRA : The heat's never been kind to me, you know, Annie!
ANAKIN : Guess what? I've found that cooling unit I've
been searching for. It's pretty beat up, but I'll have
it fixed up for you in no time, I promise.
JIRA : You're a fine boy, Annie.
ANAKIN : I'll take four pallies today. (to Padme) You'll
reaches in his pocket and comes up with three coins.
He drops one. QUI-GON picks it up, revealing for a moment,
: (Cont'd) Whoops, I thought I had more...Make that
three, I'm not hungry.
wind picks up. SHOP OWNERS are starting to close up
their shops as JIRA gives them their pallies.
: Gracious, my bones are aching...storm's coming on,
Annie. You'd better get home quick.
ANAKIN : (to QUI-GON) Do you have shelter?
QUI-GON : We'll hed back to our ship.
ANAKIN : Is it far?
PADME : On the outskirts.
ANAKIN : You'll never reach the outskirts in time...sandstorms
are very, very dangerous. Come with me. Hurry!
GROUP follows ANAKIN as he rushes down the windy street.