CORUSCANT - GALACTIC SENATE BUILDING - DAY (FX)
large, distinctive looking domed building stands out
amid the cityscape of Coruscant.
MAIN ROTUNDA - GALACTIC SENATE - DAY
Senate chambers are huge. Thousands of SENATORS and
their AIDES sit in the circular assembly area. CHANCELLOR
VALORUM sits in an elevated area in the center. Hindreds
of AIDES and DROIDS hurry about. SENATOR PALPATINE,
QUEEN AMIDALA, EIRTA, RABE, and CAPTAIN PANAKA sit in
the Naboo congressional box, which is actually a floating
platform. PALPATINE leans over to the QUEEN.
: If the Federation moves to defer the motion...Your
Majesty, Ibeg of you to ask for a resolution to end
this congressional session.
AMIDALA : I wish I had your confidence in this, Senator.
PALPATINE : You must force a new election for Supreme
Chancellor...I promise you there are many who will support
us...it is our best chance... Your Majesty, our only,
AMIDALA : You truely believe Chancellor Valorum will
not bring our motion to a vote?
PALAPATINE : He is distracted...he is afraid. He will
be of no help.
VALORUM : The Chair recognizes the Senator from the
sovereign system of Naboo.
Naboo congressional box floats into the center.
: Supreme Chancellor, delegates of the Senate. A tragedy
has occured on our peaceful system of Naboo. We have
become caugt in a dispute you're all well aware of,
which began right here with the taxation of trade routes,
and has now engulfed our entire planet in the oppresion
of the Trade Federation.
second box rushes into the center of the Senate. It
is filled with Federation trade barons led by LOTT DOD,
the Senator for the Federation.
DOD : This is outrageous! I object to the Senator's
VALORUM : The Chair does not recognize the Senator from
the Trade Federation at this time. Please return to
DOD reluctantly moves back to his place.
: To state our allegations, I present Queen Amidala,
the recently elected ruler of Naboo, to speak on our
AMIDALA stands and addresses the assembly. There is
: Honorable representatives of the Republic, distinguished
delegates, and Your Honor Supreme Chancellor Valorum,
I come to you under the gravest of circumstances. The
Naboo system has been invaded by force. Invaded...against
all the laws of the Republic by the Droid Armies of
LOTT DOD : I object! There is no proof. This is incredible.
We recommend a commision be sent to Naboo to assertain
VALORUM : Overruled.
LOTT DOD : Your Honor, you cannot allow us to be condemned
without reasonable observation. It's against all the
rules of procedure.
third box representing Malastare moves into the center
of the room. AKS MOE, the Ambassador, addresses the
MOE : The Congress of Malastare concurs with the honorable
delegate from the Trade Federation. A commision must
be appointed...that is the law.
VALORUM : The point...
confers with several of his AIDES and VICE CHAIRMAN
MAS AMEDDA. PALPATINE whispers something to the QUEEN.
: Enter the bureaucrats, the true rulers of the Republic,
and on the payroll of the Trade Federation, I might
add. This is where Chancellor Valorum's strength will
VALORUM : The point is conceded...Section 523A take
precedence here. Queen Amidala of the Naboo, will you
defer your motion to allow a commission to explore the
validity of your accusations?
AMIDALA is angry but remains composed.
: (angrily) I will not defer...I have come before you
to resolve this attack on our sovereignty now. I was
not elected to watch my people suffer and die while
you discuss this invasion in a committee. If this body
is not capable of action, I suggest new leadership is
needed. I move for a "vote of no confidence"...in
Chancellor Valorum's leadership.
VALORUM : What?...No!
causes a great stir in the assembly. A loud mumur cresendos
into a roar of approval and jeers. CHANCELLOR VALORUM
is stunned and stands speechless. His Vice Chair, MAS
AMEDDA, takes over.
AMEDDA : Order! We shall have order...
settledown a little. The Federation box settles next
to AMIDALA. PRINCE BAIL ORGANA moves his box into the
ORGANA : Alderaan seconds the motion for a vote of no
confidence in Chancellor Valorum.
MAD AMEDDA : The motion has been seconded by Bail Organa
AMEDDA turns to the confused VALORUM, and whispers something
ORGANA : There must be no delays. The motion is on the
floor and must be voted upon in this session.
LOTT DOD : The Trade Federation moves the motion be
sent to the procedures committee for study.
assembly begins to chant. VALORUM talks to MAS AMEDDA.
: Vote now! Vote now! Vote now!
stands next to AMIDALA.
: You see, Your Majaesty, the tide is with us...Valorum
will be voted out, I assure you, and they will elect
in a new Chancellor, a strong Chancellor, one who will
not let our tragedy continue...
MAS AMEDDA : Thew Supreme Chancellor requests a recess.
Tomorrow we will begin the vote.
Federation delegation is furious. VALORUM turns to PALPATINE.
: Palpatine, I thought you were my ally...my friend.
You have betrayed me! How could you do this?