Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
EXT. TATOOINE ? DUNES
Ben and Kane continue to fly through the dessert. As they rise above a large dune they see a Coalition Camp. A Coalition Commander stands with several Coalition Swoop Troopers, sitting ready on Sand Skates.
There they are! Go! Go!
The Troopers rev their engines. The Skates roar to life and zoom out after the boys. Kane looks over his shoulder and spots the Skates in hot pursuit.
Looks like trouble.
Hit your accelerator! They?re gaining on us!
Kane hits a toggle on his handlebars. His bike lurches forward and goes faster, almost making him fly off the speeder. Ben sighs and hits his accelerator following after his brother. Behind them the Sand Skates continue to gain.
EXT. TATOOINE ? METTA DROP
The speeder bikes head towards Ebe Crater Valley and pass between two markers.
Warning! You have entered the racetrack.
Ben and Kane stop their bikes and look at each other.
How could I have forgotten ? the Boonta Eve 6000!
The Sand Skates head over the dune towards the boys. They start their bikes back up, when suddenly they hear several loud engine roars.
Five sleek pod racers head towards the boys, who are right at the edge of the cliff. Kane turns his bike facing off the edge.
He flies forward towards the edge.
They fly off the edge of the cliff, with the Pod Racers right behind them. At the same time the Sand Skates get in the way, causing several to crash into two of the pods.
EXT. TATOOINE - EBE CRATER VALLEY
The bikes land with three pods right behind them.
I thought pod racing was outlawed.
Sure, under the Empire.
The pods, much faster than the speeders, threaten to suck the boys into their engines.
Thanks for the advice.
Up ahead, Kane sees more track markers in the dust.
Hurry up, slow down - make up your mind.
Kane pulls his speeder bike to the side, heading between two oncoming pods.
I ever tell you you?re crazy?
All the time. Follow me.
Ben follows after Kane as they fly past two more markers.
You have deviated from the course.
Kane turns his head to look at Ben.
That wasn?t so bad!
Ben?s eyes widen, and Kane turns his head forward again to see what Ben is looking at ? it?s a Bantha herd. Kane turns to avoid the lead Bantha and spooks it. It begins to charge after Kane, almost crushing Ben. The rest of the herd bellows and begins to charge after them both.
Kane?s bike begins to sputter.
He falls back past Ben, towards the stampeding herd.
I?m out of fuel!
Ben cuts back his throttle, dropping right in front of the herd.
Kane gets up on his speeder and leaps onto Ben?s. Ben speeds back up and pulls off as Kane?s bike is crushed by the herd.
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