Star Wars Episode 3, the Fall of the Jedi, by Chris Manning--WHAT DO U THINK OF IT???

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  1. Kane57 Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 12, 2002
    Star Wars Episode III:
    The FALL of the JEDI
    by C.Manning

    A LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY?.
    ??THE OLD REPUBLIC WAS CRUMBLING AWAY, ROTTING FROM THE CORRUPTION AND TREACHERY WITHIN. POWER-HUNGRY BEAUROCRATS HAD MANEUVERED AND BRIBED THEIR WAY INTO OFFICE, WHILE SUPREME CHANCELLOR PALAPATINE PLOTTED TO DESTROY THE JEDI AND RULE THE GALAXY. HOPING TO RESTORE VIRTUE AND THE REMEMBERED GLORY OF THE REPUBLIC, THE HIGH COUNCIL OF SENATORS DISPATCHED THE JEDI KNIGHTS - PROTECTORATE OF JUSTICE IN THE GALAXY - ON A QUEST TO RETRIEVE THE LOST KAIBURR CRYSTAL. THEY BELIEVED THAT THE SMALL DIAMOND-LIKE OBJECT WHICH INTENSIFIED THE POWER OF THE FORCE, WOULD UNITE THE DISAFFECTED AMONG THE PEOPLE AND DESTROY THE CORRUPTION AROUND THEM. HOWEVER, WITHIN THEIR COUNCIL, THE EVIL SENATOR PALPATINE HAD OTHER TRAITOROUS DESIGNS. FORESEEING THAT THE CRYSTAL WOULD SECURE HIS POSITION AS SUPREME GALACTIC EMPEROR, PALPATINE DECEIVED ANAKIN SKYWALKER, EXPELLED JEDI KNIGHT AND SENT HIM TO ACQUIRE THE CRYSTAL??


    DISSOLVE TO:
    SCENE 1: Sigma Vulcanus -- a new, evolving world, that is constantly being shook by violent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, which is devoid of sentient life-forms.

    On the molten, volcanic world of Sigma Vulcanus, Anakin Skywalker, a young, rebellious Jedi who had recently been expelled from the order for marrying Senator Padme against the rules of the Jedi and for defying the High Council, slayer of the Sith Lord Tyranus (the former Jedi Count Dooku), makes an important discovery. Using his lightsaber (as the equivalent of a divining rod), he uncovers the legendary Kaiburr Crystal. It pulsates with energy and fills Skywalker with a false sense of power and importance but before he can savour his triumph, and return the Crystal to Palpatine, he is confronted by his former instructor and fellow Jedi Knight, Obi-Wan Kenobi and requested to explain his actions. Anakin refuses, and instantly, the two knights draw their lethal weapons and become locked in
    mortal combat.
    Anakin, as if controlled by another force, strikes swiftly in rage, but Obi-Wan Kenobi, the more experienced Jedi, easily deflects the furious blows of his young opponent.
    "Let go of the Crystal, my friend! Its power will consume you and turn you against the Jedi Knights,"
    Kenobi explains, but the words are unheeded by the young Jedi, and the conflict continues. Skywalker attacks Obi-Wan again, forcing him to discard his defensive posture. Kenobi parries the thrust and sends Anakin's lightsaber flying out of his hand. At precisely the same moment, a cataclysmic earthquake rocks the planet. The effect is devastating: fissures, in the earth crack open and spout walls of flame; thunder and lightning strike violently from the sky; and several volcanos burst and bubble. The young Jedi struggles to regain his lightsaber, but loses his footing and plunges, still in possession of the Crystal, into a pit of molten lava.
    Kenobi hurries to the edge of the volcano and looks down; but he is too late to save his former friend: Skywalker is completely engulfed in lava! With tears in his eyes and anguish in his heart, Obi-Wan picks up Anakin's lightsaber and bids a sad farewell to the body of his friend.

    CUT TO:
    SCENE 2: Coruscant -- is "the bright center of the universe."
    Highly populated and technology-orientated, it is an old world of many contrasts: the huge, domed capital, with its elaborate space ports and transportation systems, standing adjacent to an ancient castle and temple. In another part of the galaxy, on the capital world of Coruscant, Palpatine enters his senate chambers - followed closely by a brash, young courtier named Prince Valarium - and assumes his place at the head of a conference table. Valarium stands next to him and whispers in his ear as Palpatine's wizened eyes travel around the table from man to man. Through a terse discussion with his cabinet members and personal guard, Palpatine reveals that he has bribed or blackmailed most of the High Council members into voting for him as Emperor, but he is concern
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