Cut Scenes - Episode IV
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EXT. TATOOINE - ANCHORHEAD SETTLEMENT -
POWER STATION - DAY
Luke and Biggs are walking and drinking a malt brew.
Fixer and the others can be heard working inside.
(Very animated)... so I cut off my power, shut down the afterburners and
came in low on Deak's trail. I was so close I thought I was going to fry
my instruments. As it was I busted
up the Skyhopper pretty bad. Uncle Owen was pretty upset. He grounded me
for the rest
of the season. You should have been there... it was fantastic.
You ought to take it a little easy Luke. You may be the hottest bushpilot
this side of Mos Eisley, but those little skyhoppers are dangerous. Keep
it up, and one day whammo, you're going to be nothing more than a dark
spot on the down side of a canyon wall.
Look whose talking. Now that you've been around those giant starships
you're beginning to sound like my uncle. You've gotten soft in the city...
I've missed you kid.
Well, things haven't been the same since you left Biggs. It's been so...
Biggs looks around then leans close to Luke.
Luke, I didn't come back just to say good-bye... I shouldn't tell you this
but you're the only
one I can trust... and if I don't come back, I want somebody to know.
Luke's eyes are wide with Biggs' seriousness and
What are you talking about?
I made some friends at the Academy. (He whispers) ...when our frigate goes
to one of the central systems, we're going to jump ship and join the
Luke, amazed and stunned, is almost speechless.
Join the rebellion?! Are you kidding! How?!?
Quiet down will ya! You got a mouth bigger than a meteor crater!
I'm sorry. I'm quiet. (He whispers) Listen how quiet I am. You can barely
Biggs shakes his head angrily and then continues.
My friend has a friend on Bestine who might help us make contact.
You're crazy! You could wander around forever trying to find them.
I know it's a long shot, but if I don't find them I'll do what I can on my
own... It's what we always talked about. Luke, I'm not going to wait for
the Empire to draft me into service.
The Rebellion is spreading and I want to be on the right side - the side I
And I'm stuck here...
I thought you were going to the academy next term. You'll get your chance
to get off this rock.
Not likely! I had to cancel my application. There has been a lot of unrest
among the sandpeople since you left... they've even raided the outskirts
Your uncle could hold off a whole colony of sandpeople with one blaster.
I know, but he's got enough vaporators going to make the place pay off. He
needs me for
just one more season. I can't leave him now.
I feel for you, Luke, you're going to have to learn what seems to be
important or what really is
important. What good is all your uncle's work if its taken over by the
Empire?... You know they're starting to nationalize commerce in the
central systems... it won't be long before your uncle is merely a tenant,
slaving for the greater glory of the Empire.
It couldn't happen here. You said it yourself. The Empire won't bother
with this rock.
Things always change.
I wish I was going... Are you going to be around long?
No, I'm leaving in the morning...
Then I guess I won't see you.
Maybe someday... I'll keep a lookout.
Well, I'll be at the Academy next season... after that who knows. I won't
be drafted into the
Imperial Starfleet that's for sure... Take care of yourself, you'll always
be the best friend I've got.
So long, Luke.
Biggs turns away from his old friend and heads back
towards the power station.
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