NABOO SWAMP - SHALLOW LAKE - TWILIGHT
landing craft slowly descend through the cloud cover
of the perpetually gray twilight side of the planet.
One by one, the Federation warships land in the eerie
OBI-WAN's head emerges from the
mud of a shallow lake. For in the background, the activities
of the invasion force can be seen in the mist.
takes several deep breaths, then dissapears again under
the muddy swamp. Troop Transports (MTT's) emerge
from the landing craft.
NABOO EDGE OF SWAMP / GRASS PLAINS - TWILIGHT (FX)
droid invasion force moves out of the swamp and onto
a grassy plain. OOM-9, in his tank, looks out over the
vast ARMY marching across the rolling hills. A small
hologram of RUNE and NUTE stands on the tank.
: ...and there is no trace of the Jedi. They may have
gotton onto one of your landing craft.
OOM-9 : If they are down here, sir, we'll find them.
We are moving out of the swamp and are marching on the
cities. We are meeting no resistance.
NUTE : Excellent.
NABOO SWAMP - TWILIGHT
runs through the strange landscape, glancing back to
see the monstrous troop transports, emerging from the
mist. Animals begin to run past him in a panic.
An odd, frog-like Gungan, JAR
JAR BINKS, squats holding a clam he has retrieved from
the murky swamp. The shell pops open. JAR JAR's great
tongue snaps out and grabs the clam, swallowing it in
JAR JAR looks up and sees QUI-GON and the other creatures
running like the wind toward him. One of the huge MTT's
bears down on the JEDI like a charging locomotive. JAR
JAR stands transfixed, still holding the clam shell
in one hand.
JAR : Oh, noooooooooo!
JAR drops the shell and grabs onto QUI-GON as he passes.
The JEDI is caught by surprise.
JAR : (Cont'd) Hey, help me! Help me!!
QUI-GON : Let go!
machine is about to crush them as QUI-GON drags JAR
JAR behind him.
as the transport is about to hit them, QUI-GON drops,
and JAR JAR goes splat into the mud with him. The transport
QUI-GON and JAR JAR pull themselves out of the mud.
They stand watching the war machine dissapear into the
mist. JAR JAR grabs QUI-GON and hugs him.
JAR : Oyi, mooie-mooie! I luv yous!
frog-like creature kisses the JEDI.
: Are you brainless? You almost got us killed!
JAR JAR : I spake.
QUI-GON : The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.
Now get outta here!
starts to move off, and JAR JAR follows.
JAR : No...no! Mesa stay...Mesa yous humble servaunt.
QUI-GON : That wont be necessary.
JAR JAR : Oh boot tis! Tis demunded byda guds. Tis a
live debett, tis. Mesa culled Jaja Binkss.
the distance, two STAPS burst out of the mist at high
speed, chasing OBI-WAN.
: I have no time for this now...
JAR JAR : Say what?
two STAPS barrell down on OBI-WAN.
JAR : (cont'd) Oh, nooooo! Weesa ganna....
throws JAR JAR into the mud.
: Stay down!
head pops up.
JAR : ...dieeee!
two troops fire laser bolts at OBI-WAN. QUI-GON deflects
the bolts back, and the STAPS blow up. One-two. OBI-WAN
is exhausted and tries to catch his breath.
: Sorry, Master, the water fried my weapon.
pulls out his burnt laser sword handle. QUI-GON inspects
it, as JAR JAR pulls himself out of the mud.
: You forgot to turn your power off again, didn't you?
: (cont'd) It won't take long to recharge, but this
is a lesson I hope you've learned, my young Padawan.
OBI-WAN : Yes, Master.
JAR JAR : Yousa sav-ed my again, hey?
OBI-WAN : What's this?
QUI-GON : A local. Let's go, before more of those droids
JAR JAR : Mure? Mure did you spake??!?
and QUI-GON start to run. JAR JAR tries to keep up.
JAR : (cont'd) Ex-squeeze me, but da moto grande safe
place would be Otoh Gunga. Tis where I grew up...Tis
: A city! (JAR JAR nods his head) Can you take us there?
JAR JAR : Ahhh, will...on second taut...no, not willy.
QUI-GON : No??!
JAR JAR : Iss embarrissing, boot... My afrai my've bean
banished. My forgoten der Bosses would do terrible tings
to my. Terrible tings if my goen back dare.
PULSATING SOUND is heard in the distance.
: You hear that?
JAR shakes his head yes.
: (cont'd) That's the sound of a thousand terrible things
heading this way...
OBI-WAN : When they find us, they will crush us, grind
us into little pieces, then blast us into oblivion!
JAR JAR : Oh! Yousa point is well seen. Dis way! Hurry!
JAR turns and runs into the swamp.
NABOO SWAMP LAKE - TWILIGHT
OBI-WAN and JAR JAR run into a murky lake and stop as
JAR JAR tries to catch his breath. The TRANSPORTS ARE
HEARD in the distance.
: Much farther?
JAR JAR : Wesa goen underwater, okeyday?
and OBI-WAN pull out small capsule from their utility
belts that turn into breathing masks.
JAR : (cont'd) My warning yous. Gungans no liken outlaunders.
Don't expict a wern welcome.
OBI-WAN : Don't worry, this has not been our day for
JAR jumps, does a double somersault with a twist, and
dives into the water.
Breath masks on, QUI-GON and OBI-WAN wade in after him.