Fade in:

Ext. SPACE. Night

VOYAGER, Flying through space, with no planets or stars as far as the eye can see. Only the lines of warp speed are visible.

Kathryn Janeway (V.O.)

Today we celebrate "First Contact Day". But little did we know that we would have first contact with a brand new galaxy.

STAR TREK: VOYAGER, season seven opening credits play. The STAR WARS opening credits play, with the normal music but a montage of scenes from all the movies (including The Force Awakens and Rogue One).

Int. Voyager dining Hall.

Crew members are standing around talking indistinctly. Janeway taps her spoon against her glass.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I would like to remind you all that we are celebrating the first time the Vulcans, openly talked to Earth...

Janeway's communication badge beeps. Janeway steps to the side then taps her badge. Crew members resume talking.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Janeway here.

Joe Carey's voice comes through Janeway's comlink.

JOE CAREY

We have multiple Security Alerts coming from Holodeck 1. With multipule strange life signs.

Janeway looks at TUVOK.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Thank you, send a security team and have them wait for Tuvok and me.

Janeway taps her badge and walks to Tuvok.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Tuvok, we have another round of the alarms again on Holodeck 1.

TUVOK

Do you think that this will be any different from all of the previous times we have had the alarms go off, but found nothing?

Show Janeway and wall behind her.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

We can't just ignore this, much as we want to, because things do not always happen logically.

TuVOK

True. A question though, why are they happening at an increasing frequency...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

At the most inopportune times?

Janeway and Tuvok start to walk to the door.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Look Out!

Everyone looks at the human outline that looks like the wall behind Janeway. It is standing two or three feet from the wall and is within arm's distance to Janeway.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You can relax Naomi, it's just Q.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Why act like you are trying to hide but then hide where everyone can see you?

Q drops the disguise. He is wearing his completely white uniform.

Q, Continuum member

That is a very good question, but you will have to find the answer yourself.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why are you here Q?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

I am here ironically enough to answer some questions and to give advice.

TUVOK

Q, this is not the best time.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

On the contraire, the reason that you are on alert is the reason that I am here.

TUVOK

Explain.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

There is only one man in Holodeck 1, but there are other dangerous things inside. Some are alive and some are not.

NAOMI WILDMAN

But what is your connection?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

The man on your ship can cause more trouble than you can possibly imagine.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You are saying this man, scares you?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

That man scared the entire Q continuum. Lets go down and see him.

Every one looks at Janeway after Q's first sentence. Q leads all the people towards Holodeck 1.

Int. Voyager Hallways

KATHRYN JANEWAY

But how did he get here?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

My son and a couple of other young Q's got together and combined their power to pull his galaxy into yours.

TUVOK

Is there anything else we need to know about our new guest?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

He is more dangerous than when 7 of 9 first came on your ship. He could kill all of you and not be injured.

NAOMI WILDMAN

How is he so powerful?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

The Q do not know. The man said some gibberish, about the Force.

TUVOK

I have never heard of this force.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

You man not have, but I can assure you that it exists and is powerful.

Q pulls down the white collar of his shirt. A bruise in the shape of a handprint with a thumb on one side of his neck and four fingers on the other side.

NAOMI WILDMAN

He did that?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

Indeed, he put serval Q in the hospital. Because of your observation, you will be promoted to captain until...

Naomi's outfit changes into a captain's outfit, while Kathryn Janeway's uniform changes into civilian's clothes.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER (CONT'D)

Your new guests situation is taken care of.

NAOMI WILDMAN

May I give the power and responsibility of being captain back to Janeway?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

How will you learn responsibility until you have authority?

Naomi shrugs her shoulders.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER (CONT'D)

You can't. For the rest of you, she may ask for advice, but what she says goes.

TUVOK

She is too young for such responsibility...

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

By your culture maybe, but in your guest's culture children can have positions of great power.

Int. Voyager outside Holodeck 1 doors

NAOMI WILDMAN

So are you trying to give us some common culture?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

In a way yes, because I have noticed that how you deal with a situation depends on your culture.

Everyone listens as soft, indiscernible rhythmic chanting starts, with metal armor clanging as the beat.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Let's go in.

Janeway starts toward the door.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

Wait!

Janeway stops and looks back at Q.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER (CONT'D)

One other thing, the man was brought back to life against his will in a galaxy that he and the life forms know nothing about.

TUVOK

Is there any way to sperate the merged galaxies into their separate galaxies?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

That will be decided in the future. Remember this, I will force you to obey Naomi, if you disobey.

TUVOK

But who or when will this be decided?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

It will be the results of the collective actions of what each side does in the future.

Suddenly the ship rocks violently.

JOE CAREY

Captain...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Janeway here.

JOE CAREY

The ship is being rearranged, now the main cargo bay is right next to Holodeck 1.

The ship stops rocking.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What's going on?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

Taking advantage of maximum space, this will give you something necessary for the future.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What is this man's name?

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

He is known by some as a ghost, others by his birth name, and to most people by his nick name.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Let's meet this stranger. By the way Q, did you purposely put us in a first contact situation on First Contact Day?

Q, smiles evilly.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

Maybe.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

With Q, there are not accidents or coincidences.

INT. Voyager Holodeck 1

Naomi walks toward the door. The door opens. DARTH VADER's breathing is heard. We see inside. Darth Vader is visible doing the Dha Werda Verda and singing the song. He stops hitting his chest and singing. There are four ships in the Holodeck, along with numerous big boxes, and mechanical tools lying around.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I am Kathryn Janeway of the Federation Starship USS Voyager.

Darth Vader

(silence)

The camera looks at Darth Vader.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Where are you from?

DaRTH VADER

From the past...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What kind of ships do we have here?

DARTH VADER

Fighters or small transports.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Why were you singing and beating your chest?

DARTH VADER

It is part of a a Mandalorian war chant, called Dha Werda Verda, which means in this language, Rage of the Shadow Warriors.

TUVOK

War chant?

DARTH VADER

They sing it before they go into battle, it required stamina, timing, and trust in the individuals around you.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Why did it require trust?

DARTH VADER

The rhythmic strikes are infused with the other person's full strength. If done wrong it you would get an injury to the face or head.

TUVOK

Why perform a war chant?

DARTH VADER

It sharpens the mind and taught cooperative coordination, and exciting exercise, but to outsiders it was a warning of the disciple and reflexes of the Mandalorians.

TUVOK

Who are the Mandalorians? Are they human?

DARTH VADER

Not the nicest group of people. It is a culture not a species. They welcomed just about any species into their culture if they worked hard enough in showing their interest in becoming Mandalorian and past other tests.

Seven of Nine turns to Q.

Seven of nine

Q, why should we have to teach this man, when my collective is almost home?

The ship jerks violently.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

You were saying?

Janeway's badge beeps. Q's outfit changes to look like an evil scientist. Joe Carey's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

JOE CAREY

Captain.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Go ahead.

JOE CAREY

We are now less than one light-year from B'omar space.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Inform the B'omar that we were brought here against our will.

JOE CAREY

Aye, captain.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

Naomi, here is another challenge for your leadership skills, but remember help can be found in the most unlikely places.

Q disappears with a bright flash.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Wait! Do the B'omar know about the Q Continuum?

Q appears with a bright flash.

Q, CONTINUUM MEMBER

Yes, they do. But they hate us in the strongest sense of the word. So I would not mention me, the continuum or anything relating to him or this other stuff and creatures to them.

Q disappears with a bright flash.

JOE CAREY

There is another ship being pursued by the B'omar, it's design is unknown.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

This ship's design is not in any of our databases?

JOE CAREY

Correct.

EXT. in front of Voyager Space Night.

The other ship, SLAVE 1, releases Seismic charges amongst the B'omar ships. The three Seismic charges wipe out 64 B'omar ships. Four B'omar ships remain.

InT. Voyager Holodeck 1

Joe Carey's voice is through Janeway's badge.

JOE CAREY (v.O.)

Three pieces just fell off of the ship the B'omar were pursuing and wiped out sixty four of the B'omar ships.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Three pieces just fell off of this ship and blew up sixty four B'omar ships?

Janeway is worried, you can see it on her face and hear it in her voice.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Yes, Ma'am.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Tell me if that ship gets anywhere close to us.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Aye, Captain.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Are there any remaining B'omar ships?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

There are four B'omar ships left.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What happened to the ship that destroyed the B'omar ships?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Keeping its distance but it is flying around.

Naomi taps her badge.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Hail that ship and see if it needs assistance.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Captain?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Q put Naomi in charge as captain.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Will do Naomi.

DARTH VADER

Who are the B'omar and what is your history with them?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That is a long story, but our last encounter ended rather violently.

DARTH VADER

OK.

Ext. iN FRONT OF VOYAGER SPACE Night.

The four remaining B'omar ships without warning start firing on Voyager. Voyager rocks from the impacts.

Int. Voyager HolODECK 1

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Who is firing on us?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Just the B'omar.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Return fire!

Joe Carey pauses for a second at his console.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Captain?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Just do it, Joe!

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Returning fire.

Ext. In FRONT OF VOYAGER SPACE Night.

The unidentified ship starts shooting at the four B'omar ships.

Int. Voyager hoLODECK 1

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

The other ship has started firing on the B'omar ships as well.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Is it taking damage?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

It is small and fast enough, that the skilled pilot is able to avoid being hit. (MORE)

The four B'omar ships blow up under the combined assault of Voyager and the unidentified ship.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

All the B'omar ships have been destroyed.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Hail that ship and thank them for helping us.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Aye, captain.

Janeway taps her badge.

Int. Slave 1 Night.

BOBA FETT is using a Holoprojecter. We cannot see who he is talking to.

Boba fett

That is all I have to report.

Boba shuts off the Holoprojecter. His Holoprojecter beeps a few seconds after he shuts it off. Next line Boba is talking to himself.

BOBA FETT (CONT'D)

Why are they calling?

INT. Voyager Bridge

JoE CAREY

My thanks for helping us against the B'omar.

Bobs Fett's voice is heard through Voyager's command deck.

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

They can be a pain.

JOE CAREY

I'll transfer you to the captain.

InT. voyager HOLODECK 1

Janeway's badge beeps.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Excuse me for a second.

Janeway steps back enough to be out of hearing distance to those by the Holodeck doors and Darth Vader.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Go ahead.

Joe Carey's voice is heard through Janeway's badge.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

I've reached him, but we are only receiving audio, he may or may not be able to receive visuals.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Thank you, patch him through.

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

Your crew member seems quite impressed by me.

Janeway laughs.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

It is pretty hard to find a single ship that can take out sixty four B'omar ships. Thank your crew, they did a good job.

There is a pause in which Boba does not reply.

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

The only crew on my ship that I am aware of is me.

There is a pause before Janeway replies.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Then you are an exceptional pilot.

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

In my profession that is a very big plus.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I've been told that you weren't hit yet you lost some dangerous cargo.

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

I did not lose cargo, those were very effective weapons, as you saw.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Are you from around here?

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

No, I am exploring for a group from another galaxy.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How did you enter our galaxy?

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

There was an area in our galaxy near the planet Kessel that was full of black holes.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

But black holes will destroy anything.

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

You are correct. There was a superweapon made, and in order to use up the ammo...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Your people destroyed the black holes?

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

We thought the black holes could take any thing without consequences. But the explosions along with the other weaponry being fired into the black holes...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Formed constructive interference which resonated at a frequency to cause a chain reaction that destroyed all the black holes.

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

Yes, and opened up a new area of space that needed to be mapped and explored. But there are some signs that more black holes will form in the near future so we need to decide what we want to do.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Did you find anything so far?

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

Just the remains of an old space station called Sinkhole Station.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Who is this group that you are exploring for?

BOBA FETT (V.O.)

I will not answer that question right now, when I have just started talking to you.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Hold for just a second. Joe mute the line to the other ship.

Joe Carey's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Aye, captain.

Janeway walks back to Naomi Wildman and Darth Vader who are talking inside Holodeck 1.

INT. Voyager Inside holodeck 1

DARTH VADER

This is my personal TIE FIGHTER...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Naomi, come over here.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Thanks for starting to tell me about your ship.

Naomi walks to the doors of Holodeck 1 where Janeway is waiting.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I think that we need to leave this man here, so we can talk to someone who knows more about this other galaxy.

Naomi looks at Darth Vader and takes a couple of steps in his direction.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Do you mind waiting here while we talk to someone else?

DARTH VADER

No.

NAOMI WILDMAN

We will have guards outside, but you don't plan on causing trouble do you?

DARTH VADER

No.

InT. Voyager OUTSIDE HOLODECK 1 DOORS

Everyone but Darth Vader leaves Holodeck 1. The doors close.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I think that we should bring the person from the other ship on board.

NAOMI WILDMAN

You think he will be more cooperative if we meet him face to face?

Janeway rolls her eyes.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You are so observant.

NAOMI WILDMAN

I have watched and heard about a lot of the meetings involving other species. Bring him aboard.

Janeway taps her badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Offer to beam him aboard so we can learn about his galaxy.

Joe Carey's voice is heard through Janeway's badge.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Yes, captain... (pause)

The man refused saying he has never heard of this technology.

NAOMI WILDMAN

How else can we bring him aboard?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

We'll use the air lock.

Joe, tell him to use the port side air lock. We'll be in route with the security team.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Aye, Janeway. (long pause) he agrees.

Janeway taps her badge and starts to lead them down the hallway.

Ext. Voyager beside air lock

Slave 1 puts its flat side toward Voyager and backs up.

INT. Voyager beSIDE AIR LOCK

NAOMI WILDMAN

I have never seen a ship with the air lock on the back of a ship before.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Neither have I.

Slave 1 docks. The air lock opens. There is a pause then Boba Fett steps on to Voyager in his Mandalorian armor. Janeway and her crew share a look after they see Boba.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

You look like a soldier.

BOBA FETT

When in new territory it is wise to be prepared.

The crew members watch Boba as he walks toward Janeway with his rifle in hand but pointed toward the floor.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Who are you?

BOBA FETT

Boba Fett.

There is a pause as Janeway and the others wait for Boba to elaborate.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

The way you said that makes me think there is more to you.

BoBA FETT

Most people who know who I am, where I am from are terrified of me.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why?

BOBA FETT

I am a bounty hunter as well as doing other jobs as needed.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Then you are a good bounty hunter?

BOBA FETT

I am one of the best.

TUVOK

We would like to talk to you but you are a security threat...

BOBA FETT

We can talk here, but like you don't trust me, I don't trust you.

Naomi pulls Janeway aside.

NAOMI WILDMAN

I think we can trust Boba if we keep him ignorant of our other guest.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Good idea.

Naomi and Janeway rejoin the others.

NAOMI WILDMAN

If you will follow me I'll lead you to the meeting room.

Boba Fett nods his head. Naomi walks a little bit ahead of Fett and leads everyone else.

Int. Voyager Hallways 2

Everyone is walking and talking with Naomi still in the lead. Janeway walks to arm's distance of Fett.

BOBA FETT

Is she in charge?...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Yes, although I can assure you that is not the case normally.

INT. Voyager meeting room.

Naomi, Tuvok, Janeway, and Boba Fett walk into the room. Tuvok stands by the door. Naomi and Janeway sit on one side of the table with their backs to Tuvok. Boba goes around the table to sit facing them.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why don't you start with a brief history of your galaxy? Then we will go from there.

BOBA FETT

In recent years the main conflicts are centered around two very different groups.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Do you belong to one of these groups?

BOBA FETT

No, but I am doing the exploring work for one of them.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Which one?

BOBA FETT

The Jedi, who try to be peace keepers, negotiators, but they don't work for any government.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Who are their opposites?

BOBA FETT

The Sith, who try to rule the entire galaxy with them holding all the power or...

TUVOK

Or what?

BOBA FETT

Scheming and plotting to get the power for them or the next Sith master and apprentice.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Would the Sith want the information that you gather in your explorations?

BOBA FETT

Yes, but most of the information will be made public. And the Sith know this.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why?

BOBA FETT

So the citizens of our galaxy know a little about what your galaxy is like. This will help some of the them from starting trouble accidently.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That would be a relief. Because one species in our galaxy, the Kreetassans, find eating in public to be vulgar.

Janeway's badge beeps. Janeway taps her badge. Joe Carey's voice comes over Janeway's badge.

JOE CAREY

Captain, are you free?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Just a second.

Janeway leaves the room.

InT. Voyager outside meeting room

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What is going on?

JOE CAREY

Sensors are detecting bugs crawling through the ship.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Where are they coming from?

JOE CAREY

Holodeck 1.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Put force fields up to contain them to their current location or the medical bay or Holodeck 1.

JOE CAREY

Aye, captain.

Janeway taps her badge. She waits for a few seconds then taps her badge again. The EMH's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Janeway to Sickbay...

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Please state the nature of the medical emergency...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Doctor, there bugs in the ventilation system, we've got them trapped. If any come your way, keep them alive and study them.

Int. Voyager MEETING ROOM.

Janeway walks in. Fett turns his head towards Janeway.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

We seemed to have picked up a infestation of bugs from a previous guest.

BOBA FETT

BUGS! Be Careful!

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I think we can handle a few bugs.

BOBA FETT

There are alien bugs in our galaxy, that are used as weapons, that are quite effective.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Can you identify these bugs?

Boba, slowly gets up.

BOBA FETT

Better yet, I can show you what they look like. I just need to get to my ship.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Naomi and the security team will escort you back to your ship.

Int. Voyager HALLWAYS 2

Boba Fett, Naomi, and Tuvok lead the security team back towards the air lock. Boba walks beside Naomi, who is having to walk quickly to keep up the pace.

NaOMI WILDMAN

What is the name of your ship?

BOBA FETT

Slave 1.

Naomi looks a little nervous at this.

INT. voyager Hallways 3 and turbolift

Janeway walks to a turbolift. She goes inside.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

This has been a wild day, I hope that it calms down a little, but it probably won't.

Int. Voyager BESIDE AIR LOCK

A security team is watching the ship.

BOBA FETT

Stay here while I get, what I need.

Boba Fett steps through the air lock.

Int. VoYAGER OUTSIDE HOLODECK 1 DOORS

Janeway pauses.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

This could be interesting.

Janeway walks into Holodeck 1.

Int. Voyager inside holodeck 1

Darth Vader is bending down behind some boxes. He suddenly stands up and walks to a box with a burned top. The burn is in the shape of a number. Vader opens the box away from Janeway and throws something inside.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What do you know about the bugs running around my ship?

DARTH VADER

I opened three unlabeled boxes and bugs just came pouring out of each of them.

Janeway rolls her eyes as she asks a question.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Did you know what was inside?

DARTH VADER

No.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

The Q have some sense of humor to put bugs that could be dangerous in unlabeled boxes with people who don't know how to handle them.

DARTH VADER

Then you already know that some of them can hit very fast or explode or can cut through some types of armor?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

They are that dangerous?

DARTH VADER

Yes.

Janeway taps her badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Janeway to Sickbay...

The EMH's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Go ahead captain...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

If you find any of those bugs they could be explosive or could cut through the medical computers or hit something pretty hard.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

That is nice to know since I have found three different types of bugs and have separated them in containment jars.

Janeway taps her badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Stay here, if you catch any more of the bugs, put them back. And don't open any more boxes.

DARTH VADER

I will.

Janeway walks out of Holodeck 1.

INT. voYAGER BESIDE AIR LOCK

Janeway walks up.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Has Boba brought out anything?

TUVOK

He has not returned.

Boba walks out of the air lock with a Holoprojecter. The Holoprojecter is turned off.

BOBA FETT

Take me to your doctor, so I can tell him what to expect from these bugs.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Can you tell him how to treat any injures that might occur?

BoBA FETT

I can tell him what kind of injuries to expect, but I am not a medical professional.

INT. VOYAGER HALLWAYS 2

Everyone is walking towards the turbolift.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What can you tell us about these bugs?

BOBA FETT

All three of the bugs were biologically engineered weapons.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How were they used?

BOBA FETT

They were throwing weapons.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Then they must be very rare.

BoBA FETT

In some places yes, but in others they are readily available.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Have you ever used any of them?

BOBA FETT

Yes.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You're not carrying any of them are you?

BOBA FETT

There are a few on my ship but they are under lock and key.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That sounds like a wise precaution.

INT. voyager Sickbay

The EMH is looking at one of three glass bottles that are visible. Thud bugs are crawling around in the jar.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

What is wrong with you?

The EMH is looking at Boba Fett.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

We are here to bring you some information about the bugs.

Janeway looks at Boba Fett.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

I think he was referring to your armor.

BOBA FETT

That is better than some people's reaction to seeing me.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Please tell us what you know about these bugs.

BOBA FETT

The first type of bug is called Nang hul in the Yuuzhan Vong language. That is what your Doctor was looking at.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Who are the Yuuzhan Vong?

BOBA FETT

A species that everything that they used from weapons to star ships was organic. They attacked our galaxy and took over for a while.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So they were dangerous, even though they just used living ships and weapons?

BOBA FETT

Some of their ships fired molten rock, which some ships did not have the proper shielding to stop those weapons, plus they shot bugs that would eat metal.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Completely organic now that is strange.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How could organic ships move at anything faster than a snail's pace?

BOBA FETT

Because they were made of organic substances, the ship and weapons, I was talking about were alive.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

You mean like these bugs we have here?

BOBA FETT

Exactly. The bug I mentioned earlier in our language is called a thud bug.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Why are they called that?

BOBA FETT

Because if they hit you they could knock you to the ground or break limbs. They can go faster than one hundred fifty KPH.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Then they could cause quite a bit of damage indeed.

BOBA FETT

The thud bug if it missed its mark, would fly back to the warrior who threw it.

NAOMI WILDMAN

What about the other two types of bugs?

Boba points to the center jar.

BOBA FETT

That is a Razor bug. They are basically living knives. They can pierce some types of armor.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Will they circle back if they miss?

BOBA FETT

Sometimes. But they are resolute, little things; they have a habit of attacking until they were killed or the target was subdued.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

What about the last type of bugs?

BOBA FETT

They are Blast bugs, the most dangerous of the bugs, when compared one on one.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I take it from the name that these can explode?

BOBA FETT

Correct, with enough force to throw people through the air, causing third-degree burns. They too can breach some types of armor.

Boba points to the left most jar.

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Thank you for your help in identifying them and giving us an overview of these bugs.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Naomi, will you and the security team take Boba Fett back to the meeting room?

NAOMI WILDMAN

Sure, while you take care of other business.

Naomi, Boba Fett, and the security team leave Sickbay.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How did our other guest know about what the bugs could do?

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Perhaps he was alive when the Yuuzhan Vong attacked their galaxy or found out by trial and error.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

If it was trial and error, why was I not informed of what was going on in Holodeck 1?

EMH, DOCTOR, CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Joe Carey may have seen the signs but thought that they were not a big deal.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I hope you are right.

Janeway leaves Sickbay.

Int. Voyager OUTSIDE HOLODECK 1 DOORS

Janeway walks up. She taps her badge. Joe Carey's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Have the bugs stopped coming through the ducts?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

They stopped a few minutes after you last called. They actually started heading back to Holodeck 1.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Have they been going back continuously?

Joe Carey (V.O.)

No. They have been going back in small groups.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Thank you.

Janeway taps her badge. Pauses then walks into Holodeck 1.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

The bugs have stopped going in and have started coming back here. Do you know why that is?

DARTH VADER

I do indeed, but if I told you, you would not believe me.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You have some power to influence them or do you know how to attract them, like knowing what they like to eat?

DARTH VADER

I am influencing the bugs.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Thank you for your efforts, our other guest has given us some information about those bugs. Surely you can tell me why the bugs came back.

DARTH VADER

The Force.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What is the Force?

DARTH VADER

That was nice of your other guest to give you information, but that is all I have to say about it.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

He told us about his galaxy, which is where I think you are from. So I can ask him if you refuse to say any more.

DARTH VADER

At your own risk.

We see Darth Vader's thoughts they are of storm troopers (from his time and Force Awakens, clone troopers, Mandalorians, and Phasma.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why do you say that?

DARTH VADER

Most of the people who are dressed like me are very dangerous people.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I may have to take that risk, but I still think you both are from the same area of space.

DARTH VADER

Why is that?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You are both wearing similar types of armor...

DARTH VADER

What I am wearing is not just armor, before I was brought back, I had injures that required a breathing apparatus.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Do you have any relatives or family we can contact?

DARTH VADER

None.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Because even if we can not, this other person might be able to? Your mom?

DARTH VADER

Dead.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Father?

DARTH VADER

Unknown.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Children?

DARTH VADER

Two. But I have no idea how much time passed since I died in my galaxy.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

If I bring the other guest here will you be nice, no matter what his reaction is?

DARTH VADER

I will try.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That is not very comforting.

DARTH VADER

I have had anger issues in the past.

Flashback. ANAKIN SKYWALKER killing SAND PEOPLE (TUSKEN RAIDERS OR TUSKENS), COUNT DOOKU, almost killing PADME AMIDALA Darth Vader killing the REBEL OFFICER CAPTAIN RAYMUS ANTILLES, aboard the Rebel Blockade Runner TANTIVE IV, killing two imperial officers.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How about I take something of yours and see how he reacts to it?

DARTH VADER

That is a good idea.

Darth Vader stands up. He takes his lightsaber off his belt. He holds his other hand over the weapon for a second. The audience sees the inside of the lightsaber, the two wires from the power cell disconnect. He hands the lightsaber to Janeway.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I will take this to him. Is there any thing I need to know about this device?

DARTH VADER

I have made it safe. It was handmade, so please make sure it comes back to me.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I will do my best.

Janeway leaves Holodeck 1.

INT. VoYAGER MEETING ROOM.

Boba Fett and Naomi are talking.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Have you been to many planets?

BOBA FETT

I have, but I know that I am not the person who has visited the most planets in my galaxy.

Janeway walks in.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Our other guest, who has not identified himself, let me take an item and see if and how you reacted to it.

BOBA FETT

You think I will recognize it?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You are dressed similar. So you both might be from your galaxy.

BOBA FETT

That does seem reasonable.

Janeway places the lightsaber down on the table. The blade end is facing Janeway. She takes a seat and places both of her arms and chest in what would be the blade's path if the lightsaber was on.

BOBA FETT (CONT'D)

Did he say where he got this?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

He just said it was handmade.

BOBA FETT

This is a very dangerous weapon.

Boba Fett picks up the lightsaber for a second and examines it before placing it exactly where it was before.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Like will it explode?

BOBA FETT

If it was made correctly then it will not explode.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Then what kind of weapon is it?

BOBA FETT

A lightsaber is a melee weapon. The blade is plasma, so it can cut through...

Janeway quickly pulls her arms back from the lightsaber and leans back.

TUVOK

Then this weapon is a security risk?

BOBA FETT

These weapons have a long and complex history.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What makes them so different?

BOBA FETT

There were only two main groups of people who made lightsabers the Jedi and the Sith.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Were they expensive?

BOBA FETT

They could cost from around the amount for a small space freighter to something close to what this ship costs.

Janeway looks at Boba Fett.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What makes them so different?

BOBA FETT

These are not standardized weapons. Each Sith or Jedi built their own lightsaber, to his or her own preferences.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Ok. But there is more? Isn't there?

BOBA FETT

Due to the fact that they were not standardized, this made getting specs almost impossible...

NAOMI WILDMAN

Then you could piece it together?

BOBA FETT

No, while the design was extremely flexible, so if you did not know what the original maker planned on using for each piece, it could explode.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You're saying that if you had a collection of pieces, you might not get one lightsaber, but if you-

Boba Fett interrupts Janeway.

BOBA FETT

Knew what you were doing, then you could get several.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Then that makes the design how you would trace a lightsaber.

BOBA FETT

Correct. I know of designs that will work underwater, or have the outside casing made of a type of wood that was as strong as metal, have a tooth as the outside casing, or even had jewels as the casing and use jewels from a tiara inside to focus the beam. Or use parts of a projector to made a lightsaber.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Do you recognize this design?

BOBA FETT

It looks familiar.

Janeway stands up and picks up the lightsaber.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

If I take you to him will you promise to not shoot him unless he does something violent?

BOBA FETT

Yes.

INT. vOYAGER OUTSIDE HOLODECK 1 DOORS

Janeway looks at Boba Fett and Naomi.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

This man is big and scary but seems to keep his word.

The doors into Holodeck 1 open. The audience sees Vader's TIE fighter floating through the air. It sets down next to JABITHA. The audience sees Janeway and Naomi looking at the floating ship.

NAOMI WILDMAN

How in the...

Vader walks into view, with his back towards the door. Boba Fett freezes for a second when he sees Vader.

BOBA FETT

What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me.

Vader has his left hand, out towards the coralskipper. He pauses. Then turns around slowly. Vader looks at Boba Fett.

DARTH VADER

The Empire will compensate you if he dies. Put him in.

INT. Voyager hOLODECK 1

Janeway looks at Boba Fett and Darth Vader. Naomi looks at Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and Janeway. Every one then enters the Holodeck.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You know each other.

BOBA FETT

From my universe's time, he died a long time ago.

DARTH VADER

Those stupid creatures, not only brought me back but a long time afterwards!?

BOBA FETT

Actually you have a great granddaughter.

DARTH VADER

What!?

BOBA FETT

She is the Chume'da or heir of the Hapes Consortium.

Janeway looks at Boba Fett.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That group is important?

BOBA FETT

Indeed, they are. It has sixty-three star systems, each with a inhabited world.

NAOMI WILDMAN

That is a large number of planets under one government...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Is that the record?

BOBA FETT

No, the record was probably set by the Galactic Republic.

DARTH VADER

Do I still have any other relatives alive?

BOBA FETT

Tenel Ka Djo is the Queen Mother of Hapes, Jedi Master Jaina Solo Fel, and Captain Jagged Fel of the Chiss Expansionary Defense Force.

DARTH VADER

So LUKE and LEIA are...

BOBA FETT

Still alive. But Leia married Solo.

Darth Vader looks at Boba Fett. Both fists are clenched.

DARTH VADER

If he touched her...

Boba Fett steps back. Janeway and Tuvok share a glance.

BOBA FETT

Their granddaughter, Allana Solo is the Chume'da.

Darth Vader looks at Boba Fett. Both of Darth Vader's fists are clinching open and shut.

DARTH VADER

Solo better be glad he is away from me.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Solo?

BOBA FETT

Han Solo, Captain of the Millennium Falcon, smuggler.

Darth Vader relaxes.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Is Captain Solo, wanted?

BOBA FETT

If you are asking if I have a bounty for him, the answer is no.

Janeway's badge beeps. Janeway steps outside.

Int. VoYAGER OUTSIDE HOLODECK 1 DOORS

Janeway looks tired. Joe Carey's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Janeway here.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Captain we have another ship headed our way.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Is it hostile?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Unknown. It is still a good distance away.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Is it headed directly for us?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Yes.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How long till it reaches us?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

In about two or three minutes it will be in visual range.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Janeway out.

Janeway taps her badge then enters Holodeck 1.

InT. Voyager hoLODECK 1

NAOMI WILDMAN

Is everything OK?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

We have another ship that is headed straight towards us.

BOBA FETT

I believe they are looking for me.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why?

BOBA FETT

As an explorer, you have to be prepared.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Prepared for what?

BOBA FETT

Bandits, pirates, and other trouble can come your way anytime but the danger is much higher...

NAOMI WILDMAN

When you are in a new area of space?

BOBA FETT

Correct.

Janeway's badge beeps. Janeway taps it. Joe Carey's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Go ahead.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

The ship sped up. It is now in visual range.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Have they hailed us?

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Not yet, they are circling us.

Ext. In front of Voyager space

The Millennium Falcon is flying circling Voyager.

INT. Voyager inSIDE HOLODECK 1

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Hang on.

Janeway taps her badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Why would the ship circle us?

BOBA FETT

Because it serves two purposes, one they can see if the signal they are tracking is coming from this ship...

NAOMI WILDMAN

I don't understand.

TUVOK

By circling a point, you can see if the signal changes directions, like it should if it is coming from that point.

BOBA FETT

Two, they can keep their distance, so that you and them do not feel threatened by each other.

TUVOK

That is logical.

Janeway taps her badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Joe, notify me if they get much closer or if they hail us.

JOE CAREY (V.O.)

Aye, captain.

Janeway taps her badge. Janeway looks at Boba Fett.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What should I know about your back up?

BOBA FETT

First off, I don't know what the ship that is coming towards you looks like...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So how would you know who it is?

BOBA FETT

Correct.

TUVOK

You have a very logical mind. Where did you get training with how to think this way?

BOBA FETT

When you have to chase people, who do not want to be found, over time, you see causes and effects. This helps lead to thinking logically.

NAOMI WILDMAN

If I took you to the ship's bridge, would you promise to not cause trouble?

Janeway starts at hearing what Naomi said.

BOBA FETT

I will not cause trouble.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Naomi and I will step out side for a moment.

Janeway and Naomi leave Holodeck 1.

INT. voYAGER OUTSIDE HOLODECK 1 DOORS

Janeway bends down to look Naomi in the eye.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

This is a big decision, to let Boba Fett on the bridge.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Why?

Janeway takes a breath.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

The ship's bridge is one of the most vital places on the ship, because of the controls and ease of causing trouble.

NAOMI WILDMAN

So it is extremely vulnerable.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

While you may trust Boba Fett, I do not.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Why?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

While Fett has keep his word, he just seems too dangerous to let on the bridge.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Who would you prefer-the unknown guy from the bridge or Boba Fett?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Boba Fett, obviously.

NAOMI WILDMAN

I think that while Boba Fett scared us more at first, he has done more to earn our trust...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

And the other guy has not.

NAOMI WILDMAN

We do not even know his name. And Boba Fett did not give us any idea of who that guy is.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You're right. Time to remedy that don't you think?

NAOMI WILDMAN

I believe that is a good idea, Janeway.

InT. Voyager HoLODECK 1

Janeway and Naomi enter.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Before we let you come to the bridge, will you tell us the name of our other guest?

BOBA FETT

If I am correct, the man has gone by two different names over the course of his life. I don't know which he would prefer to be called by.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Tell us one of them or both or part both.

BOBA FETT

I will. But I will need a few seconds to think on which to tell you.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

OK.

BOBA FETT

Anakin, Vader.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Those names form a weird combination.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Those names are they, both first, middle, last, or nick names or a combination of these?

BOBA FETT

One is part of his birth name, the other is actually a part of a nickname.

NAOMI WILDMAN

I don't suppose you would be willing to tell us which is which?

BOBA FETT

Nope.

Naomi looks at Janeway.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Let's head to the bridge.

Boba Fett, Naomi, and Janeway lead the others to outside.

Int. Voyager bridge

TOM PARIS looks at Janeway, as she walks in.

Tom Paris

We are being hailed by the new ship,

Tom motions Janeway over to the side they talk quietly.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What is it?

ToM PARIS

Senors are showing either a fleet of ships at the edge of senor range or something is slightly off.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Is it possible the other fleet come from the same direction as the ship that is hailing us?

ToM PARIS

Yes. The exact same direction.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Has the other ship done anything different after the other ships showed up?

ToM PARIS

No.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Then, they at least know about each other if they are not together.

ToM PARIS

That is what I would think. As long as the smaller ship's senors reach that far.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Good point.

Janeway steps back to Naomi and Boba Fett.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Hail them.

ToM PARIS

On Screen.

The viewscreen comes to life. Han Solo and CHEWBACCA are visible. Janeway is off screen during this conversation. Han Solo's voice comes through the bridge speakers.

Han Solo

This is Han Solo of the Millennium Falcon.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I am Captain Janeway of the USS Voyager.

HAN SOLO

I am looking for Boba Fett, is he there?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

He is.

The view switches to the inside of Voyager. Boba Fett walks into view.

HAN SOLO

Hey, Fett what is going on?

BOBA FETT

There is much to tell you.

HAN SOLO

Public or not?

BOBA FETT

I'd imagine at first not public.

HAN SOLO

OK.

Han Solo looks back at Janeway.

HAN SOLO (CONT'D)

Can Fett come visit us on another ship?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Of course, I am not holding him prisoner.

BOBA FETT

I think that it would be better for you to see your father in law in person.

Han goes pale. Chewbacca growls.

HAN SOLO

Have you seen him alive?

BOBA FETT

Yes, and I'm not on any drugs nor am I drunk.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why is he so important?...

On the viewscreen LEIA walks into the Millennium Falcon's cockpit.

HAN SOLO

Leia...

Leia

Who are these people?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I am Captain Janeway of the USS Voyager.

Leia looks at the hologram of Janeway.

LEIA

I am sorry, but why are you keeping Boba Fett there?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

He was just telling us about your galaxy. He is free to leave at any time.

Han Solo looks at Leia.

HAN SOLO

Speaking of Boba Fett, he claims to have seen your father alive on that ship.

LEIA

But LUKE wouldn't lie about that, and it has been so long ago, that if he were alive...

Boba Fett steps behind Janeway at arms distance.

BOBA FETT

He knew the line about what happened to your husband at Cloud City involving the carbon freeze.

Leia does not believe Fett.

LEIA

That was not private so I need something else to believe you.

Boba Fett looks at Janeway.

BOBA FETT

Could I have what you showed me earlier?

Janeway walks over and hands Boba Fett, the lightsaber.

BOBA FETT (CONT'D)

I don't know if you'll recognize this, but this was your father's.

LEIA

That might be his, but Luke would know for sure.

BOBA FETT

Is Luke around?

HAN SOLO

He is on the Jade Shadow.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

We have another docking port, so he could come aboard.

LEIA

We'll contact him.

The transmission ends. Janeway looks at Boba Fett, Naomi, before looking to the rest of the command crew.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

This day keeps getting crazier, the longer it goes on.

BOBA FETT

That is often the case when dealing with new cultures, in my experience.

NAOMI WILDMAN

How many years have passed since, her father died in your galaxy?

BOBA FETT

Over forty years ago.

NAOMI WILDMAN

In your galaxy, her father would be recognizable?

BOBA FETT

Most somewhat educated citizens of our galaxy would run if he was very angry.

Naomi looks at Janeway.

NAOMI WILDMAN

So when he is angry?..

BOBA FETT

He generally kills people.

Tuvok steps up to Janeway.

TUVOK

Do we need to be worried?

BOBA FETT

If he was angry like in the past, someone would already be dead.

Tom Paris turns to Janeway in his chair. Janeway tenses up, hearing what was said.

ToM PARIS

We are being hailed.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

On screen.

The viewscreen comes to life. Han Solo, Leia Solo, and Chewie are visible.

EXT. in FRONT OF VOYAGER SPACE

Jade Shadow is flying towards Voyager.

INT. Voyager bRIDGE

Janeway is looking at the viewscreen.

LEIA

I've talked to Luke. He is on his way over.

The viewscreen goes black.

ToM PARIS

We are being hailed by a new ship, the one I believe this Luke fellow is on.

Janeway looks at Han Solo and Boba Fett. Then she looks back to the viewscreen.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

On screen.

The viewscreen comes to life. Luke Skywalker, MARA JADE SKYWALKER, BEN SKYWALKER, and VESTARA KHAI are visible. Luke is wearing the farm boy outfit he was wearing at the start of A New Hope.

LUKE

My sister...

Janeway looks at Luke with a raised eye brow.

LuKE (CONT'D)

I see that she didn't tell you that.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Not that it matters. As you can see we have a docking port available, so please dock there.

LuKE

OK, is there any thing that I need to know?

BOBA FETT

You will probably be meet by a security team.

Janeway looks at Boba Fett, with an angry expression on her face.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Will there be anyone joining you, when you come aboard?

LuKE

Just myself and two droids, and questions are welcome.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That was weirdly phrased.

LuKE

Just paraphrasing what my first mentor said.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

OK. Janeway out.

The view screen goes black. Janeway looks at Tuvok, Naomi, and Boba Fett.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Tuvok, will you join us with a couple of guards at the docking port?

TUVOK

Certainly Janeway.

Janeway leads Tuvok, Naomi, and Boba Fett to the turbolift.

INT. VOYAGER bESIDE AIR LOCK 2

It looks the same as Beside Air Lock except that the docking port is on the opposite side. Janeway and the group she is leading walk into view. Janeway's badge beeps, then Janeway taps her badge and Tom's voice is heard coming from Janeway's badge.

ToM PARIS

Captain the other ship will be docking any second now.

Ext. Voyager Space Night

We see around the ship, from the front, starting on the starboard side. Slave 1 is docked at Voyager's starboard docking port on the starboard side. As the port side comes into view, we see Jade Shadow lining up to dock, with the front of Jade Shadow facing the way Voyager is facing.

Int. Voyager bESIDE AIR LOCK 2

The air lock opens. Luke walks in, while looking around.

LuKE

Nice ship.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Thank You. Welcome aboard the USS Voyager.

LuKE

My I see the lightsaber?

Janeway looks at Tuvok, then back at Luke.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That was direct.

LuKE

When meeting new people, I have found that to be useful.

TUVOK

It is nice to know where you stand with someone else without worrying about pretenses.

Luke smiles.

Janeway hands Luke the lightsaber. Naomi is watching, and she spots Luke's lightsaber as Luke reaches for the lightsaber.

NAOMI WILDMAN

You also carry a lightsaber.

LuKE

I hope you don't mind.

Luke smiles at Naomi.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Is this your father's?

Luke spins the lightsaber and runs his hand over the handle, avoiding the blade emitter.

LuKE

It is his.

Luke looks at Janeway.

LuKE (CONT'D)

I would like to meet this man who claims to be my father.

NAOMI WILDMAN

That is OK, follow us.

Janeway and Tuvok share a look and then follow, as Naomi leads Luke away. C-3PO and R2-D2 come through the air lock and follow Luke.

INT. voyager OUTSIDE HOLODECK 1 DOORS

Luke is following Naomi, from a few steps back. Luke pauses as he gets close. He takes a deep breath. Everyone hears SFX (A METAL ON METAL SCRAPING SOUND). Luke walks into the Holodeck, with everyone in the group following.

LuKE

I have a feeling that this is my father.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Why?

LuKE

The Force can give you a lot of information.

Naomi walks in looking annoyed.

INT. Voyager INSIDE HOLODECK 1

Darth Vader is looking into back of the Chiss Clawcraft's cockpit.

DARTH VADER

I was beginning to think I was going to have to seek you out, instead of inspecting this Clawcraft.

LuKE

Am I a ... yet?

DARTH VADER

You are a Jedi my son.

Darth Vader backs out of the cockpit and turns to face Luke.

DARTH VADER (CONT'D)

I apologize for the Emperor.

LuKE

Well, you did save my life.

DARTH VADER

Is my great granddaughter ashamed of me?

LuKE

She knows of your past, but realizes that she can learn from your past. As well as some else who has been a Sith apprentice, Vestara Khai.

DARTH VADER

Good. I am willing to guide her, if she will use my experience to help her stay with the Jedi.

LuKE

How are you...?

DARTH VADER

There are a group of extremely powerful people in this universe who did this.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

They are a race called the Q Continuum.

DARTH VADER

Several young Q's got it in their heads to try to bring someone back from the dead.

LuKE

So it worked?

DARTH VADER

Not at first, individually they were not strong enough to bring me back to life.

LUKE

But together?

DARTH VADER

They were strong enough.

LuKE

Well now that we know who you are. What do you want to do?

DARTH VADER

If there won't be too many objections, then I would like to meet my great granddaughter.

LuKE

There will be some trouble from the Hapan security team.

Darth Vader laughs loudly.

LuKE (CONT'D)

That is the first time I have ever heard you laugh.

DARTH VADER

May it be the first of many times.

LuKE

I take it you don't mind taking care of the guards if everyone else is OK, but they are not?

DARTH VADER

I could use the practice with the Force.

Luke smiles, not realizing that Vader is talking about using Force choke on the guards. In Darth Vader's mind, we see from Darth Vader's point of view, Admiral CONAN ANTONIO MOTTI getting choked. Vision ends.

LuKE

I will talk to Leia, and tell her what is going on.

Luke over to Jabitha. He then sits down on front of the ship. He closes his eyes.

LuKE (CONT'D)

This feels different.

Why do I feel the ship?

DARTH VADER

She is alive like all ships of Sekotan design and feels the connection between us.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How is he going to contact Leia?

DARTH VADER

Through the Force.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Wow.

Janeway looks over to Naomi.

NAOMI WILDMAN

They must have a lot of training or practice to be able to that.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Or both. What did you mean when you said that, "She feels the connection between us."?

DARTH VADER

That ship is alive.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Stop it, now tell me the truth.

DARTH VADER

That ship was custom made for me and an old friend, Obi-Wan Kenobi, or Ben Kenobi.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That does not explain how the ship is alive.

Darth Vader points to the coralskipper.

DARTH VADER

Both of those ships are alive, but with differences.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Like?

DARTH VADER

The one my son is sitting on is alive and has mechanical parts, but the other one is completely organic.

BOBA FETT

The completely organic one, was used by the same people who used the bugs, I told you about earlier.

Luke opens his eyes, stands up and walks over towards Darth Vader.

LuKE

Leia, says that you can come over and meet her.

C-3Po

Hello, I am...

DARTH VADER

C-3PO, Human Cyborg relations.

Luke starts at Darth Vader being able to easily copy C-3PO's standard greeting along with C-3PO, keeping perfect time with C-3PO.

LuKE

How did you do that?

Darth Vader pauses for a second.

DARTH VADER

Earlier I called you son, ...

Luke steps a little closer to Darth Vader.

DARTH VADER (CONT'D)

He should call me maker.

Luke is surprised at this and does not believe Darth Vader.

LuKE

Can you prove it?

DARTH VADER

C-3PO.

C-3PO

Yes.

C-3PO walks up behind Luke's right shoulder. C-3PO still gives Luke his space. Darth Vader'x and C-3PO's next lines are spoken almost on top of each other.

DARTH VADER

Command over ride protocol 1. Memory Access and unlock.

C-3PO

Understood. ID?

DARTH VADER

Padme' Amidala Naberrie.

C-3PO says only his next line in the exact way the computer does in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in the scene where Spock is getting tested.

C-3PO

Correct. Password?

DARTH VADER

Naboo.

C-3PO

General over ride accepted. Access granted.

DARTH VADER

Memory access from creation till now from copy inside hidden drive A, unlock.

C-3PO

Understood. That requires additional security measures. ID number?

DARTH VADER

3263827.

C-3PO

Correct. Password?

DARTH VADER

Four, M, M, R.

C-3PO

Who was the first Sith you met?

DARTH VADER

Darth Maul.

C-3PO

Who was your Padawan?

DARTH VADER

Ahsoka Tano.

C-3PO

The security process is complete. Memory unlocked from creation till present.

DARTH VADER

Return to normal mode. Scramble, Scramble, Scramble, I say again Scramble, Scramble, Scramble codes using THX 1138, ciphers using A-113.

C-3PO

Understood.

DARTH VADER

Luke, he now has access to all of his memory from the time I put him together until now.

Luke is shocked. The other are just watching. Janeway shakes her head and turns back to Darth Vader.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What about the other ship?

Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Luke ignore Janeway.

DARTH VADER

Your ship or I fly one of these ships?

LuKE

I don't think the coralskipper would be a good idea. Besides, you should probably wait to pilot until after you have had a medical checkup.

DARTH VADER

Then we will take yours. What is she called?

LuKE

Jade Shadow, since I know that you know your way around ships, you'll be interested in the fact that Han, Leia, LANDO CALRISSIAN, and I changed out her yacht-class drive units and replaced them with freighter-class drive units.

DARTH VADER

But those will slow down the ship...

LuKE

We also added fighter speed engines to fix that issue.

Darth Vader and Luke walk over to Janeway.

LuKE (CONT'D)

We are going to go to one of my people's ships for awhile.

Janeway looks at Naomi. Naomi nods in approval.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

OK.

Everyone walks out of the Holodeck.

INT. Voyager bESIDE AIR LOCK 2

Luke leads Darth Vader to the door. Boba Fett has fallowed them to their surprise.

LuKE

Why are you following us, Fett?

BOBA FETT

In my line of work, I often cause historic changes, now I want to watch one.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What do you mean by causing historic changes?

BOBA FETT

Sometimes the people that I kill by their deaths end up changing governmental policy.

Janeway looks shocked and a little scared at hearing this.

Darth Vader looks at Luke.

DARTH VADER

Let him accompany us?

LuKE

Yes.

Luke looks at Fett.

LuKE (CONT'D)

Come on then.

Luke leads Darth Vader and Fett on to the ship, followed by the droids.

INT. Jade Shadow

They ship's hallway goes to the left and right from the airlock. They walk to the front of the ship.

LuKE

Fett will you call the Retribution?

BOBA FETT

Sure.

Boba Fett turns to work the console. Darth Vader is standing behind watching.

BOBA FETT (CONT'D)

They want us to land in the main hanger bay.

LuKE

OK.

Mara Jade Skywalker walks into the cockpit.

Mara Jade skywalker

Vestara Khai would like to meet you, and have a conversation when you have the time?

DARTH VADER

I will do so, but when will be determined by how my meeting with Allana goes.

MaRA JADE SKYWALKER

Putting family first, I see, the people who knew you in the past would be shocked by your statement.

DARTH VADER

Where are Vestara and Ben?

MaRA JADE SKYWALKER

They are practicing their Force Meditation techniques in the hold.

DARTH VADER

Good for them.

Mara Jade Skywalker then leaves the cockpit.

EXT. Retribution

Jade Shadow flies into the hanger bay of the Retribution. The ship lands slowly. There are three guards waiting for the ship to land. FI is lead guard.

INT. Jade shadow

BOBA FETT

It would be best if Luke and I lead the way.

Darth Vader motions for Luke and Fett to lead the way. Luke leads Boba Fett and then Darth Vader off the ship.

INT. ReTRIBUTION Main Hanger bay

FI, a clone commando in battle uniform, is waiting for them.

Fi

Welcome back...

Fi sees Darth Vader. Fi looks at Luke.

FI (CONT'D)

Is he OK?

LuKE

Yes. And you are too.

Fi talks softly.

FI

I thought I was seeing things...

Luke leads them out of the hanger bay smiling.

INT. rETRIBUTION inside bridge

Most of the crew members are clone commandos. NINER is working the security console.

Niner

Luke, Vader, and Boba Fett are almost here.

LEIA

OK.

Leia looks toward a girl (about ten years old). The girl is dressed in a smaller version of a mechanic's outfit. It is covered in grease stains. The girl is not bothered by this. She has grease in her brown hair that reaches to the bottom of her shoulder blades.

LEIA (CONT'D)

Your great-grandfather is coming. I don't know what his personality is going to be like, so be careful.

Allana djo Solo

I am afraid.

LEIA

Just don't let your fear control you.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Could I have MIRTA GEV here to help me feel safe?

LEIA

Sure.

Leia picks up her comlink off of a console. Mirta's voice comes through Leia's comlink.

LEIA (CONT'D)

Mirta, could you come to the bridge?

Mirta Gev (V.O.)

On my way.

INT. RETRIBUTION outside bridge doors

Luke, Boba Fett, and Darth Vader are walking towards the closed shiny security doors to the bridge.

DARTH VADER

Is the ship always the empty?

LuKE

I suspect my sister told everyone that you were coming aboard...

DARTH VADER

Since most people know of my reputation they are staying out of the way?

LuKE

Yes.

Behind the three men a female figure in Mandalorian armor peaks around a corner. Luke sees the figure's reflection on the door.

DARTH VADER

Don't mind her, she is not a threat at the moment.

LuKE

That is Mirta Gev.

Boba Fett tenses. The female figure hides.

DARTH VADER

Fett?

BOBA FETT

You are not the only one to be meeting a distant family member for the first time today.

The three men stop at the door with Luke besides the door controls.

LuKE

But why does that make you tense?

BOBA FETT

You don't know that much about me of a personal nature, do you?

LuKE

No.

BOBA FETT

I am a clone of Jango Fett.

Both Darth Vader and Luke look at Boba Fett.

LuKE

That is a surprise.

BOBA FETT

It is not the only one, Jango was the host of the clone army. He also trained some of the clone commandos.

LuKE

Stop stalling. What happened between you and her?

BOBA FETT

She has tried to kill me. Multiple times.

Darth Vader turns to Luke.

DARTH VADER

How old is Allana?

LuKE

She is ten.

Darth Vader looks at Boba Fett.

DARTH VADER

At least I don't have to worry about Allana trying to kill me.

Luke opens the doors. Boba Fett looks at Darth Vader.

INT. retribUTION inside bridge

Leia is talking to HAN SOLO. They are facing away from camera. Allana is pacing back and forth, with her head down. CHEWBACCA, standing next to Han, growls softly and put a hand on Han's shoulder. DARMAN, a clone commando, is working the ship's communication station.

HAN SOLO

Chewie, wait a second.

Luke leads in Boba Fett, followed by Darth Vader. Darth Vader turns around and closes the bridge doors. SFX: DOORS CLOSING. Allana hears the doors close.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

Mirta, has your fiancee, Venku Skirata,...

Boba Fett puts his fingers on the trigger of his rifle and moves to it to be ready to shoot. Not pointing at anything.

ALLANA DJO SOLO (CONT'D)

Been practicing with his lightsabers?

Darth Vader takes a step towards her. Allana looks up hearing the heavy step. SFX: HEAVY FOOTSTEP. When sees who it is, she takes a step back and gasps.

LEIA

What is it, Allana?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

It is different hearing about someone and seeing them in real life.

Leia and Han spin around to look at where Darth Vader and Allana are. Han's hand grabs the but of his blaster. Darth Vader goes down on one knee to be closer to Allana's height.

DARTH VADER

Like what you see?

LEIA

Is that a joke?

Darth Vader looks at Leia.

DARTH VADER

An attempt at humor.

Darth Vader looks back to Allana.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

Do the people on that ship, know about you history?

DARTH VADER

Not at first. Then I told them a little about me.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Why did they not recognize you?

DARTH VADER

They are from a completely different galaxy, so the knowledge that we would take for granted, they know absolutely nothing about.

LEIA

Are you sure about that?

Darth Vader looks at Leia, without rising.

DARTH VADER

They knew nothing about Vong bugs, weapons, and ships.

Leia looks unconvinced.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Good point. Why are you here?

DARTH VADER

That would require a long and confusing conversation. But I wanted to meet you.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Why?

DARTH VADER

When I was younger than you are now, I did not have much family so I want to meet most of my current family.

Darman taps on the communication console.

Darman

We have an incoming transmission.

Darth Vader looks at Leia, his body language is curious.

LEIA

Who is it?

Darman turn around to face Leia.

DarmAN

It is TENEL KA CHUME'TA DJO.

Leia looks at Darth Vader.

LEIA

Would you mind...?

Darth Vader gets up and then walks to a spot on the bridge, where he can see the main screen, but where he won't be seen by the communication camera.

DARTH VADER

This good?

Leia nods. Leia turns to Darman.

LEIA

Put her on.

The screen comes to life, with Tenel Ka Chume'Ta Djo, the only one on screen. Her long golden red hair is braided and she is wearing a two piece outfit, consisting of a long sleeve shirt with extra length to protect the back and belly area if she was moving around. Her pants were also made of green lizard skin armor. She is wearing a purple colored tiara, it is a single gem.

Tenel Ka Chume'ta Djo

What is going on?

LEIA

What do you mean?

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

The Force told me that some thing with a possible connection to Darth Vader happened around my daughter.

LEIA

Thing is...

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

What is going on involving your dead father and my daughter?

Darth Vader walks into the communication camera's range. SFX: HEAVY FOOTSTEP. Tenel Ka Chume'Ta Djo reacts.

DARTH VADER

I was dead but now I am back, though I did nothing to come back.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

So then my daughter just saw him?

Allana walks up towards Darth Vader from behind. She puts her hand in one of Darth Vader's. Darth Vader is surprised at this.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

A little more than that.

INT. voyager bRIDGE

Janeway is walking back and forth on the bridge. Naomi is sitting in one of the chairs.

NAOMI WILDMAN

What is on your mind, Janeway?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

This could be very interesting.

Tuvok looks at Janeway curiously.

TuVOK

What do you mean, Janeway?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

We just meet a brand new civilization and we have a great opportunity to learn a lot more about them.

TUVOK

Starfleet's first mission was to explore and meet new civilizations.

NAOMI WILDMAN

To explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Where did you hear that?

NAOMI WILDMAN

From Seven of Nine, when she was teaching me history. So do you think that we should try to contact them?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I don't think that is a good idea.

TUVOK

I disagree Janeway.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why?

Tuvok turns to face Janeway.

TUVOK

Q, said that Naomi was close in age to someone who could hold a position of power from their galaxy.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That would make Naomi, the ideal person to contact them, if Q was talking about their culture, not another culture from their galaxy.

NAOMI WILDMAN

So can I?

TUVOK

You forgot that Q put you in charge.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Then let's do it. Joe, hail them.

JOE CAREY

Aye.

Joe Carey turns to his console and works on it for a few seconds.

JOE CAREY (CONT'D)

Their communication line is currently busy.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Now I understand why you were walking back and forth.

Naomi looks around nervously.

Int. RETRIBUTION INSIDE BrIDGE

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

So what are your intentions, now that I know you don't want to harm my daughter?

DARTH VADER

I do not know. But you and the other Hapans do not have to worry about me causing trouble. I just want to be a friend to Allana.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

Where will you go?

DARTH VADER

Someplace low key, so I can adjust to the changes in the galaxy since I was alive.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

Good luck my daughter, and Allana be careful. Do not forget, the Darth Vader you are getting to know is not what everyone else will see because he is almost burned into everyone's mind because of his history.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

I will mom. At least being in a new area, I do not have to worry about paparazzi or news people bothering me.

DARTH VADER

The thing is that even you do not know my full history.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Mom!

Tenel Ka Chume'Ta Djo's head snaps to look at her daughter.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

What is it?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

We found not only Darth Vader but a group from a whole new galaxy!

Int. Rock Dragon

The open doors behind Tenel Ka, close when she hits a button after hearing that statement. Allana is on screen for this and her voice is coming from the ROCK DRAGON's main view screen. The ship's background is colored in earth and rock tones.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

What! Are they friendly? Did they attack one of the ships you were on?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

They are friendly. They did not attack any of the ships in our fleet.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

Do you know if they plan to stay in our galaxy? Where are you in relation to our galaxy?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

They were the ones who got Darth Vader.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

Are we sure that they are from a new galaxy?

DARTH VADER

They had no knowledge of anything Yuuzhan Vong.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

Then that means, they are from a new galaxy.

DARTH VADER

But in reference to your earlier question, if you started at Zonama Sekot's unknown location and went out on a parallel course from the galaxy's core toward Kamino for about three days, you will find us.

Int. rETRIBUTION iNSIDE BRIDGE

Everyone is looking at Darth Vader in either disbelief or in awe.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

How did you know where we are?

DARTH VADER

I have memorized the stars and planets in our galaxy and the surrounding areas, but it helped that the Empire sent out thousands of remote probes...

Han Solo looks at Chewie and mutters.

HAN SOLO

That is impossible.

The ship's pilot, BOSS, comes up to Han having over heard what he said.

Boss

He is spot on.

Boss goes back to his control panel. While Han looks star struck that Darth Vader was that knowledgable about the galaxy.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

So you didn't just ignore the stuff that did not have anything thing to do with the Rebellion?

Darth Vader (SFX: DEEP CHUCKLES) chuckles.

DARTH VADER

As a person from a young age, who has always had an interest in space travel, it was a hobby that I could do while working for the Empire. Besides seeing how things changed over time.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

Now that is impressive. Most impressive. Now you keep an eye on Darth Vader, Allana. If he so much as scares you accidently, you get Luke and Leia to throw him off of the ship.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Will do.

The transmission ends. Immediately the console beeps. Allana goes over to Darth Vader and grabs his hand. Boba Fett starts to follow them.

ALLANA DJO SOLO (CONT'D)

I want to introduce you to a friend of mine.

Darth Vader nods and lets Allana pull him towards the door to exit the bridge. The door opens, with Mirta Gev just about to open the door from the other side.

MIRTA GEV

Hello, grandfather.

Everyone turns toward Darth Vader hearing that.

DARTH VADER

Not me.

MIRTA GEV

Boba, I was talking to you.

BOBA FETT

This seems to be the day for family reunions.

MIRTA GEV

So it is.

Mirta looks at Leia through the doorway.

MIRTA GEV (CONT'D)

Can I talk to my grandfather?

LEIA

You can go. We do not need you anymore.

Mirta leads Boba to the main hanger bay. Darth Vader looks at Allana.

DARTH VADER

Was that your friend?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Yes.

DARTH VADER

Or was she your bodyguard?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Both.

Allana tries to pull Darth Vader outside of the bridge. Darth Vader looks back at Leia, who nodes. Darth Vader then lets Allana put him outside.

INT. ReTRIBUTION OUTSIDE BRIDGE DOORS

Allana pulls Darth Vader down a hallway to the left of the bridge (if you were exiting) for a few steps, then stops.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Want a tour of the ship?

DARTH VADER

Sure although, having boarded a number of these ships in the past, I have a pretty good idea where everything is.

Allana pulls Darth Vader down the hallway.

INT. RETRIBUTION INSIDE BRIDGE

The communication console beeps.

LEIA

Is she calling back again?

DARMAN

No. It is the USS Voyager.

LEIA

Put it on screen.

DarmAN

Right away.

The viewscreen comes to life. Voyager's bridge is visible in the background.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

A source told us that someone in your galaxy is very young but old enough to be considered a ruler in your galaxy.

Leia looks at Janeway suspiciously.

LEIA

And you think that person is on this ship?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

With circumstances like this, coincidences are almost impossible.

LEIA

Who told you that?

Chewie growls at Janeway in a threatening manner.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Did your father not tell you?

LEIA

He did not, not that I would have believed him and he knows this. Which may have been one of his reasons for not telling me.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What did your father say about how he came back?

Leia calms down a little bit at this.

LEIA

He only said that he did not want to come back and fought against it.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Well, I told your father of a powerful race, called the Q Continuum.

Leia nods.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

They were the race that brought your father back.

LEIA

But what does this have to do with how you knew that?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

The father of one of the Q's who brought your father back told us a little about your galaxy.

LEIA

Hold on a second.

Without waiting for Captain Janeway to say anything, she turns to Darman.

LEIA (CONT'D)

Darman cut her audio and turn off the camera.

Darman looks at her curiously, while working his console.

DarmAN

Done. Can you explain?

LEIA

I want to watch her for a second but I do not want her to be able to see or hear anything that happens here.

Darman nods.

DARmAN

OK.

Darman goes back to having all of his attention on his console. Leia picks up her comlink again and pushes a few buttons on it.

LEIA

Allana?

INT. Voyager bRIDGE

Janeway looks over to Tuvok.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What is going on?

TUVOK

We are sending audio and visual signals.

Tuvok types on his console.

TUVOK (CONT'D)

They are sending audio and visual signals but the signals they are sending are...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What?

TUVOK

They are sending black visually and just some room noise on the audio channel.

Janeway looks curious.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

That is strange.

Janeway walks over to Naomi.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Naomi, do you have any ideas about what is going on?

NAOMI WILDMAN

They may be having technical issues, but I doubt that...

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Meaning?...

NAOMI WILDMAN

They are curious about how we react to a situation or there is something going on over there that they do not want us to know any thing about.

Janeway turns to look at Tuvok.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Does that make sense to you?

Tuvok pauses.

TUVOK

It does, but I believe based on how most of their actions do not seem threatening, that there is a reasonable chance that Naomi is right.

Janeway starts to turn back to Naomi. Naomi is looking at Tuvok.

NAOMI WILDMAN

Do you have any other ideas, Tuvok?

TUVOK

I believe that there is a chance that Leia knows who you were talking about and may be either related to that child or cares about that child.

Softly Janeway talks to herself.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Hopefully, going to a child for ideas, will please Q enough that he will place me back in command.

INT. RETRIBUTION crew Quarters

Allana is leading Darth Vader down a hallway. There are three double doors on each side of the hallway.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

And these are the crew quarters.

DARTH VADER

These are exactly where they would normally be. This ship reminds me of Tantive IV.

Darth Vader stops walking and looks at Allana. Allana continues walking for a few steps. Then looks back at Darth Vader.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Why are you looking at me like that?

DARTH VADER

Do you not recognize the name Tantive IV?

Allana shakes her head.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Why? Should I?

Darth Vader laughs loudly.

DARTH VADER

That was the name of the ship where I captured Leia in the Galactic Civil War.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

OK.

Darth Vader stops chuckling. Darth Vader and Allana resume walking in their original direction.

SFX: Music Up Full, Imperial March

Allana and Darth Vader stop walking. Darth Vader looks at Allana. Allana sighs and pulls out her comlink.

DARTH VADER

I like that music.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

After you died, a composer who had made and dedicated this song to you during the war, started selling his music to services so people could personalize their comlinks.

DARTH VADER

Why did you choose it?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

As a reminder to those who wish to kill me that I have a powerful family history.

Allana answers the comlink. When she does the music stops. Leia's voice comes through Allana's comlink.

ALLANA DJO SOLO (CONT'D)

Hello?

LEIA

The people on the other ship know about you.

Allan rolls her eyes.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

What exactly do they know?

LEIA

They know that you rule a powerful government and you are young, which makes you vulnerable.

Allana angrily answers.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Which is why I have wanted for the last several years to at least start learning how to fight with a lightsaber...

Leia and Allana are both talking. They can both be heard clearly.

LEIA

You know why we have not started teaching you that.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

So I do not have to rely on hand to hand combat as my only means of self defense and it along with a blaster...

Leia stops talking.

ALLANA DJO SOLO (CONT'D)

And I don't even have my own, so now if I meet them, I am weapon-less.

INT. RETRIBUTION INSIDE BRIDGe

Leia walks over to Han and Luke. A few feet a away she sets her comlink down.

LEIA

Do you think it is a good idea for us to reveal who the person is that they know about?

HAN SOLO

No, because I don't trust them.

LuKE

The Force gave me a good feeling about those people, so if she wants to go...

LEIA

Then we have the perfect excuse to sent her over with body guards. But who would want to go?

HAN SOLO

I wouldn't.

Chewie growls. Han hearing this turns to Chewie.

HAN SOLO (CONT'D)

Chewie are you sure?

Chewie growls again. Han turns to look at Leia and Luke.

HAN SOLO (CONT'D)

Chewie says he'll go.

Darman walks up and coughs.

DARmaN

If you let us, me Fi and Niner, will go with her. We will wear heavy battle armor.

LEIA

That is approved.

Darman walks out of the bridge.

LEIA (CONT'D)

We'll see how see likes the idea if she has to wear heavy battle armor made of Mandalorian iron.

Leia turns to Boba Fett.

LEIA (CONT'D)

Go get your relative and both of you do not let her out of your sight.

Luke rolls his eyes

LuKE

I'll go. That will be more than enough protection for her.

LEIA

No, send Darth Vader as well because if he wants to protect her it will show.

Han looks at Leia with a surprised look on his face.

HAN SOLO

You are counting on the fact that your father is not a subtle man?

LEIA

Yes. He'll also know who are the characters on that ship who need to be watched.

LuKE

You don't think that will be too obvious?

LEIA

No, watch and let what you see in him give you another piece of information about these people.

Luke gives Leia a wary look.

LuKE

I think being a Sith Lord's apprentice, will make him aware of things like that.

Leia sighs.

LEIA

You may have a point but do it anyway.

LuKE

OK.

Luke walks out of the bridge.

INT. rETRIBUTION crew quarters

Allana angrily shuts her comlink off. Then she and Darth Vader resume walking.

DARTH VADER

Fear leads to anger...

Allana looks at Darth Vader with a quizzical look.

DARTH VADER (CONT'D)

Anger leads to hate... Hate leads to suffering.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Where did you get that piece of junk?

Allana stops because Darth Vader stops walking behind her. Darth Vader chuckles a little and goes to down on his knees to Allana's level.

DARTH VADER

That piece of wisdom came from one of the oldest Jedi...

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Wait, you knew who said that?

DARTH VADER

He was one of my mentors.

Allana looks down and pauses then mutters to herself, before raising her head.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Did Luke ever meet this Jedi?

DARTH VADER

He did. Why do you ask?

Allana rolls her eyes.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Luke will sometimes say things, and smile, like he was remembering somebody. Plus the wording is not normal.

DARTH VADER

That is the way he spoke. But when I said that I want you to learn from my mistakes and not let things pull you to the dark side.

Allana looks arrogantly at Darth Vader, with her body language changing to a face Darth Vader straight on.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

I'll know and be able to stop.

DARTH VADER

I would have probably said the exact same thing, but look where it got me.

Allana deflates.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

So?

DARTH VADER

Listening to your elders and finding friends who will tell you their opinions and not change them to what you want to hear, can help you stay away from the dark side.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

OK.

Allana jumps as her comlink goes off again. SFX: Imperial March. Darth Vader laughs in a light hearted manner.

ALLANA DJO SOLO (CONT'D)

At least I can say I made Darth Vader laugh, but it is not that funny.

Darth Vader stops laughing. Allana opens her comlink. Leia's voice comes through Allana's comlink.

LEIA

Do you still want to go over to that other ship?

Allana looks confused.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Yes.

LEIA

Here is the question, how much do you want to go?

Allana has a small smile.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

What do you mean?

LEIA

Will you wear your Mandalorian Iron-and other lightsaber resistant, heavy battle armor?

Allana has a huge smile.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Oh, yes!

She pulls Darth Vader down a hallway running excitedly. And skipping.

INT. RETRIBUTION INSIDE BRIDGE

Leia looks at Han.

LEIA

Blast it! She is too much of a tomboy sometimes!

Han, out of comlink range, smiles.

HAN SOLO

We have been training her to fly a fighter, the Jade Shadow, and the Millennium Falcon...

LEIA

So, when we taught her how to fix those ships, and shoot at targets from those ships, we helped turn her into to more of a tomboy.

Han nods and smiles.

HAN SOLO

Yes, and I imagine that Darth Vader will do more of the same.

Leia's face falls.

LEIA

Why do you say that?

HAN SOLO

Remember what we learned about your father and the Boonta Eve Classic?

LEIA

The human slave boy that won the race, he'll turn her into a someone who makes droids like C-3PO.

HAN SOLO

But he was also one of the best pilot's in the galaxy. No other human has the reflexes necessary to survive much less win that podrace. That podracer was the fastest podracer in the galaxy.

LEIA

I guess this means that we need to start giving her more combat and weapons training.

HAN SOLO

I think Darth Vader is already lining her up to be his Padawan.

LEIA

I don't think we are ready for that.

HAN SOLO

Us? I am worried about the whole galaxy! If Darth Vader wants to cause trouble then a whole lot of people are going to be in aggressive negotiations.

INT. RETRIBUTION CREW QUARTERS

Allana is bounding up and down. Darth Vader is watching her with his body language one of amusement. Leia's voice is coming through Allana's comlink.

LEIA

Well then you can go-

Allana gives a high pitched squeal.

LEIA (CONT'D)

But you will have multiple body guards.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Can I pick them?

Leia sighs.

LEIA

I have already picked them for you.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

OK, then who are they then?

LEIA

Mirta, Boba, Chewie, Niner, Fi, Darman, and Darth Vader.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

I don't think I need that many guards.

LEIA

If you want to go, then they all go with you.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Send them to the hanger bay.

LEIA

OK... Out.

Allana shuts her comlink.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

That is more guards than I wanted, but it will work.

Darth Vader to cheer up Allana asks,

DARTH VADER

What is this suit?...

Allana smiles a huge smile.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Well because of who I am, Leia got me the strongest separate parts of body armor and put them together so I look like a...

INT. RETRIBUTION MAIN HANGER BAY

Eleven elite clone commandos are waiting in the bay, in full, white, battle armor with big black backpacks and carrying packs on the backs of their legs and arms, they are talking, inaudibly, with their helmets on. Boba and Mirta arrive, not wearing their helmets, through one door while Chewie and Luke arrive through another door. Luke and Chewie walk over to Mirta and Boba.

LuKE

Did Leia send more troops than she, originally planned?

BOBA FETT

I don't know, but seeing how they are carrying DC-17 rifles, I think that Leia got her wish, about keeping Allana safe.

LuKE

Why do you say that?

After Boba begins speaking, flash backs to the different characters of Star Trek Voyager walking around from previous shots.

BOBA FETT

Nobody on their ship wore the slightest bit of armor, they have no ray shields when I met them, no one except the security team was carrying a weapon, so while they probably have access to weapons they do not know their weapons like the commandos do.

MIRTA GEV

Did you see any force pikes or sonic weapons? What about body shielding?

BOBA FETT

None, to the first question. To your second, there was only one person who might have something like that.

During Boba Fett's last sentence, flashback to Seven of Nine. Flashbacks end.

LuKE

So, what you are saying is that those commandos could take over the ship?

BOBA FETT

With ease, Mirta, Chewie, you, and I could easily do it. With all of us it would be child's play.

MIRTA GEV

Tell me more about the DC-17.

BOBA FETT

The DC-17 Interchangeable Weapon System is an Ion pulse blaster assault rifle, RPG anti-armor grenade launcher and sniper rifle with ten and twenty times magnification and a four mode...

MIRTA GEV

They wanted everything all in one?

BOBA FETT

Yes, the fourth mode was the Pulsed Energy Projectile or PEP, stun laser, with a fifth attachment for breaching doors, as another grenade attachment.

Darth Vader walks in next to a four inch taller and wider mini-stormtrooper. The outside is cover in Vonduun crab armor. The eleven commandos watch the little stormtrooper, who unlike the commandos is not armed but is wearing Mandalorian crushgaunts.

BOBA FETT (CONT'D)

Who is this?

DARTH VADER

Leia, and Tenel Ka got together to design this armor for Allana. It is made of layers of heavy battle armor with multiple layers of lightsaber and electrically resistant materials.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Yeah, I feel like a tank. While this is extremely flexible, all the layers, which include breathing masks of several different types and filters.

Darth Vader leads Allana, followed by Boba, Mirta, Chewie, Luke and the eleven commandos, over to the Jade Shadow.

INT. Jade Shadow

Luke motions Allana to take the pilot's seat. Darth Vader moves to the co-pilot's seat.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Can you fly anything bigger than a Tie-fighter, Vader?

DARTH VADER

I used to be called the craziest pilot in this and any other galaxy.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

Well, Han would probably like to challenge you for that title.

DARTH VADER

Well, I am a little rusty so that will have to wait.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

POE DAMERON would be willing to sharpen your skills, if not challenge you for that title.

Int. Voyager bRIDGE

Janeway, Tuvok, Tom Paris, and Naomi are all waiting around. Tom, Janeway, and Tuvok are at their stations. The computer beeps.

ToM PARIS

It is them.

Leia's voice comes through over the Viewscreen audio channel.

LEIA

They are on their way, but again I remind you that the girl will have multiple body guards.

Tom Paris turns his chair around to face Janeway with a look of disbelief on his face. Janeway does not respond to Tom. Janeway calmly replies.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

The people you sent before and their body guards are welcome, and because you are nervous I won't send a security team to greet them.

Leia relaxes a little bit. The computer beeps and Tom Paris looks back at his station.

ToM PARIS

The Jade Shadow is about to re-dock, Captain.

Janeway looks at Tom, then back at Leia.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I am going to meet them myself.

Janeway and Leia share a moment of just looking each other in the eye.

LEIA

Bye-then.

The screen goes back to showing the area in front of the ship. Janeway relaxes.

TUVOK

Why are you relaxing?

Janeway chuckles.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Because seeing how armed Boba Fett was, leads me to believe that the body guards will not be armed that much and probably won't have any type of armor.

Janeway and Tuvok exit the bridge.

INT. Voyager BESIDE AIR LOCK 2

Janeway, Tuvok, and Seven of Nine are walking toward the air lock. Janeway and Tuvok are coming from one direction, while Seven of Nine is coming from the other. The light on the air lock turns green.

SEVEN OF NINE

Are you ready for this?

As soon as Seven finishes talking, the door opens and two of the soldiers rush through the door keeping Seven from Tuvok and Janeway. One soldier is facing Tuvok and Janeway and the other is facing Seven. Tuvok raises his hand towards his badge, but Janeway stops him. While one of the soldiers raises his rifle to cover Tuvok. Seven watches with a little bit of fear on her face. The soldiers are carrying their rifles, in a ready to raise and shoot manner. Then Darth Vader followed by Luke start to exit the air lock.

DARTH VADER

Sorry about the interruption, but my daughter is being over protective of my great granddaughter.

Janeway breaths in relief.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Can your soldiers let Seven of Nine through?

DARTH VADER

Just a sec. Troops we'll go back inside.

Darth Vader and Luke go back into the air lock then the two soldiers slowly back into the air lock in a manner that tells Tuvok that they have done this kind of thing before. Once they are both inside the air lock, Seven of Nine walks toward Tuvok and Janeway. The soldiers don't try to stop her. Darth Vader's voice comes from inside the air lock.

DARTH VADER (CONT'D)

Is that every one?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Yes.

Then the two soldiers do the same thing again. Darth Vader and Luke step toward the soldier's back who is facing Janeway, Tuvok, and Seven. Darth Vader places a hand on the soldier's back and pushes a little the soldier walks forward. The other soldier continues to guard the air lock. Tuvok tries to side step the soldier and is met by a third soldier who aims his rifle from chest height at Tuvok's chest.

TUVOK

OK!

Tuvok backs up a little, with his hands raised showing he is not carrying a weapon. Janeway leads Tuvok and Seven in front of the group of people who just boarded, past a hallway where one of the soldiers blocks the intersecting hallway. The soldier who stopped is carrying a Z-6 rotary blaster and is setting up a tripod for a heavy repeating blaster. Janeway notices this.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I am going to have to move our meeting to a storage room because I can't have you leaving armed guards all over my ship.

The mini-stormtrooper walks up behind Darth Vader.

DARTH VADER

He is just making sure we have an escape route.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

If you want to change the meeting place for your ship's security, I do not mind.

You see Janeway, Tuvok, and Seven all share a look of surprise at hearing a young girl's voice. Janeway looks back at the mini-stormtrooper.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Are you the one everyone is here to protect?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

I am.

TUVOK

You certainly require a lot of security.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

My grandmother is a little overprotective. So is my great-grandmother.

Janeway looks at Allana.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I suppose you are wondering why we asked about you...

Janeway waits for Allana to say her name.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

Young one.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

It had crossed my mind.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Did Vader tell you how he came back?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Yes. Including how Naomi is now captain instead of you.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Well one member of the same species decided that because you could rule in your galaxy, we needed to...

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Experience something similar.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

You are very perceptive.

Janeway smiles at Allana.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

When my family is as involved as it is in politics, having to see where people were trying to lead you thinking, to their benefit.

SEVEN OF NINE

That makes sense. But one question about the capital ships in the Imperial Military. How big were they?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Almost three thousand meters in length.

TUVOK

That is bigger than a Galaxy-class star ship!

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What species are you?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Human, at least what we call human.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So you look like me under all of that?

AlLANA DJO SOLO

It is just the layers of armor, I am wearing.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What do you rule?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

The Hapes Consortium of sixty three plants.

Janeway, Tuvok, and Seven of Nine all look on in shock.

DARTH VADER

She is what, I believe, you would call the immediate successor to the leader of the Hapes Consortium.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Who is that?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

My mom.

TUVOK

I believe the human term for this would be mother bear syndrome.

Janeway rolls her eyes.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Right.

Janeway opens a door to a pod storage. The the room has five pods about chair height scattered near the door.

KATHRYN JANEWAY (CONT'D)

This will do.

INT. voyager pod storage room

Janeway leads Tuvok and Seven of Nine inside. Darth Vader and Allana follow. Everyone sits down on a pod.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How did your family get to be in power in the Hapes Consortium?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

My mother lived a small village in a small primitive village on the planet Dathomir until she meet and fell in love with my father a prince from the planet Hapes, my home world. Later they got married.

Janeway looks at Darth Vader.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So you never had power in the Hapes Consortium?

DARTH VADER

That is correct, except for when the Galactic Empire took over the Hapes Consortium, for a little while.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Then why do you give of the feeling of a powerful leader?

DARTH VADER

Before I died I was the Supreme Commander of all of the Imperial Military.

TUVOK

Was there any connection between the Imperial Military and the Galactic Empire?

DARTH VADER

The Imperial Military was the military for the Galactic Empire.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Just how big was the Imperial Military?

DARTH VADER

It had over 25,000 main battle ships and millions of smaller warships, support vessels, and of fighters, and bombers.

TUVOK

That explains it.

Janeway and Seven of Nine look on in wonder for a second before shaking it off.

SEVEN OF NINE

What does that mean being the Supreme Commander of all of the Imperial Military?

DARTH VADER

I was the Commander-in-Chief of all Imperial Forces. And I only had to answer to one figure politically, while being the top person in the military.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So would I be correct in saying, you pretty much did as you saw fit while in that position?

DARTH VADER

Yes.

Janeway looks at Darth Vader with her arms crossed.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why do you seem so indirect in answering our questions about yourself?

DARTH VADER

Because of some of the things I did as the second in command of the Galactic Empire, could be considered war crimes.

Janeway and Tuvok share a look.

SEVEN OF NINE

During my time as a Borg drone, I also did things that I am not proud of, including killing and assimilating countless women and children...

Janeway motions for Tuvok to step back so they can have a private conversation.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I think that talking to someone who has done very bad things is helping Seven of Nine deal with some of her past as her new conscience does not like what she did.

TUVOK

I agree.

They walk back and sit down.

TUVOK (CONT'D)

Is there any thing else about you that is unusual that you don't mind telling us?

AlLANA DJO SOLO

Has he told you about being a pilot?

SEVEN OF NINE

No, he is acting in such a way that reminds some people of how I acted when I first joined the crew of Voyager.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

What was so different about how you joined the crew?

SEVEN OF NINE

I was born human, but at the young age of six, I was assimilated into the Borg Collective.

DARTH VADER

What is the Borg Collective?

Janeway, Tuvok and Seven of Nine all look shocked at that question.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So you mean to tell me that you have never heard of the Borg, before?

DARTH VADER

Indeed.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Think of them as being similar to how you describe the Vong. The Borg are an interesting group, in that they are not a species but a collection of species working together.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

Something like the Mandalorians?

KATHRYN JANEWAY

I doubt it, because I am guessing that the Mandalorians choose to work together verses how the Borg force everyone to work together for one collective goal.

DARTH VADER

That is impossible, there is not a way to force a large number of species that may hate each other forget all of there history and culture.

SEVEN OF NINE

As I was once a Borg, I know how they do it.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Are they some kind of telepathic or mind manipulators?

SEVEN OF NINE

The Borg collective works because all of the people are drones who are forcibly cybernetically linked.

Allana looks at Darth Vader.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Does that remind you of the Killiks?

DARTH VADER

Indeed it does.

Janeway looks at Seven of Nine, with a questioning look.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What are these Killiks?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

They are a collection of different bug species working together, though all Killiks share the same genetic code. Be sure to stay away from them, as they can influence you thinking and they can be influenced by your thinking.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Is that such a bad thing?

DARTH VADER

What my great-granddaughter is not mentioning is the fact that they can take on things not just from the conscious part of your mind but also the sub-conscious.

TUVOK

Then they might act on desires we might have but do not act on. Because we know the desires or outcomes would be bad.

DARTH VADER

Correct.

Janeway looks at Seven of Nine.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Do you remember seeing any bugs or bug like species that match what we have been told in you time in the Borg Collective?

Seven of Nine pauses.

SEVEN OF NINE

Sorry for the wait, but I wanted to do a through check of my mind during the time I was a member of the Borg Collective.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

And?

SeVEN OF NINE

According to my memory of the Borg data base of species, they encountered nothing like the Killiks.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So you said that these Killiks are several different species?

DARTH VADER

Generally what happens is like what happens with bees, in that you have specialized groups that each perform specific tasks. In this case each species does one of the specialized tasks.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How do they communicate?

DARTH VADER

The Killiks have a multitude of means of communication, including pheromones, electromagnetic transmissions, and long distance telepathy. But they are different from the Borg, based on what you have said, in how they communicate.

TUVOK

What is the size range of the Killiks?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

From three centimeters to fifty meters.

TUVOK

That is a huge size range.

SEVEN OF NINE

The Borg Collective was made up of mostly humanoid species, so they would not try to assimilate these bugs, unless the Borg saw something that they wanted from them.

DARTH VADER

Thank you for this information.

SEVEN OF NINE

But if the Borg where to try to expand into an area with the Killiks, the Borg would just kill the Killiks.

TUVOK

Are these bugs all the same size? Do they have different functions within the hive?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Almost all of the bugs of the same type were the same size no matter which hive they came from.

DARTH VADER

Do the Borg like drones who show strong emotions?

SEVEN OF NINE

No, there were fail safes designed to deactivate any drone that showed strong emotions, as the Borg viewed them as a sign of disconnection from the hive mind.

Janeway's badge beeps. Tom's voice comes through Janeway's badge.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Go ahead.

ToM PARIS (V.O.)

Commander, we have a situation, we are being scouted by a couple of ships that are not in our database.

Darth Vader's breathing slows for a few seconds. SFX: Darth Vader breathing slowly. Then Darth Vader stiffens and one of his hands forms a fist. His lightsaber shakes a little on his belt.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Are they doing anything harmful?

ToM PARIS (V.O.)

No, but we are not picking up any scanning beams.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Are they looking at the ships from the other fleets that are here?

ToM PARIS (V.O.)

No, in fact they seem a little bit scared of the other fleets.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

How are the other fleets reacting to this?

Tom Paris (V.O.)

They are powering up their shields and weapons and launching fighters, but they are not being aggressive in that the fighters are staying very close to the bigger ships behind us while the newcomers are staying in front.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Thank you, let me know if anything changes.

Darth Vader starts to stand and talk in the Huttese language to Allana.

DARTH VADER

(Go back to the ship, the troopers will make sure you are safe, I will help these people through their first meeting with the Vong).

Allana replies in English.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Are you sure I can't stay? How can I learn about being a negotiator if I can never see or take part in one?

Darth Vader replies in Huttese.

DARTH VADER

(If you can convince Leia and Tenel Ka, then I will think about it).

TUVOK

I believe you know something of this new group of people, Vader?

DARTH VADER

Indeed, I might make a good help of understanding the Vong view point if these Vong share the common Vong viewpoint that my galaxy has had to deal with in the past.

SEVEN OF NINE

What is the typical Vong viewpoint?

DARTH VADER

They typically hate all electronic technology and verses how you and I might want a massage for pleasure, the Yuuzhan Vong that is the proper species title, would go to a massage FOR pain.

Janeway, Tuvok, and Seven orf Nine all sit stunned and then look at each other.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

So, they do not like pleasure?

DARTH VADER

To them pleasure is pain.

Allana's comlink goes off. SFX: Imperial March.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Hello?

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO (V.O.)

What are you doing hanging around the Vong?...

Allana gasps and her face pales. She looks at Darth Vader with fear on her face.

TeNEL KA CHUME'TA DJO

After what they have done to our galaxy?

Janeway looks at Vader.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

What have they done to your galaxy that has her mother so upset?

DARTH VADER

I remind you that they almost took control over the entire galaxy and beat almost every military into dust, besides wiping out the entire populations of multiple planets.

TUVOK

Do they know of you?

DARTH VADER

I do not know. Since I was not alive during the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, I can only tell you a little, but the odds are about fifty-fifty.

SEVEN OF NINE

Is there anything else about the Vong that you can tell us?

DARTH VADER

They do not like Force users in general so they do not like the Sith or the Jedi, very much. In extreme cases they would try to hunt us down.

TUVOK

How would they do this?

DARTH VADER

There are some animals originally from our galaxy that would hunt their prey using their ability to feel the Force and the Vong have their own animals that will try to track us through the Force.

Allana puts away her comlink. She looks at Darth Vader.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

They said it is better for me safety wise to stay over here verses bringing me back to the rest of the fleet.

Janeway looks at Allana.

KATHRYN JANEWAY

Why is that?

ALLANA DJO SOLO

Because the shields on a bigger ship like this one are almost always going to be stronger than the shields on smaller ships like fighters.

TUVOK

That is logical.

Allana looks at Tuvok.

AlLANA DJO SOLO

Most of what you have said is focused around logic. Why is that?

TUVOK

The Vulcan culture strongly encourages the development of a logical mind and a stoic nature.

ALLANA DJO SOLO

So are you the tactician or the security officer on board Voyager?

TUVOK

I am the tactical officer, the security officer, and the third in the chain of command on this ship. Behind Captain Janeway, then first officer Chakotay, obviously.