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I hope the old man got that tractor beam out if commission, or this is going to be a real short trip. Okay, hit it! We’re coming up on the sentry ships. Hold ’em off! Angle the deflector shields while I charge up the main guns! I can’t believe he’s gone. There wasn’t anything you could have done. Come on, buddy, we’re not out of this yet! You in, kid? Okay, stay sharp!

What are you doing hiding there? It wasn’t my fault, sir. Please don’t deactivate me. I told him not to go, but he’s faulty, malfunctioning, kept babbling on about his mission. Oh, no! That R2 unit has always been a problem. These astro-droids are getting quite out of hand. Even I can’t understand their logic at times. How could I be so stupid? He’s nowhere in sight. Blast it! Pardon me, sir, but couldn’t we go after him? It’s too dangerous with all the Sandpeople around. We’ll have to wait until morning. Luke, I’m shutting the power down for the night. All right, I’ll be there in a few minutes. Boy, am I gonna get it. You know that little droid is going to cause me a lot of trouble. Oh, he excels at that, sir.

There. You see Lord Vader, she can be reasonable. Continue with the operation. You may fire when ready. What? You’re far too trusting. Dantooine is too remote to make an effective demonstration. But don’t worry. We will deal with your Rebel friends soon enough. No! Commence primary ignition.

And what of the Rebellion? If the Rebels have obtained a complete technical readout of this station, it is possible, however unlikely, that they might find a weakness and exploit it. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Any attack made by the Rebels against this station would be a useless gesture, no matter what technical data they’ve obtained. This station is now the ultimate power in the universe. I suggest we use it!

Yes, sir. I think those new droids are going to work out fine. In fact, I, uh, was also thinking about our agreement about my staying on another season. And if these new droids do work out, I want to transmit my application to the Academy this year. You mean the next semester before harvest? Sure, there’re more than enough droids. Harvest is when I need you the most. Only one more season. This year we’ll make enough on the harvest so I’ll be able to hire some more hands. And then you can go to the Academy next year. You must understand I need you here, Luke. But it’s a whole ‘nother year. Look, it’s only one more season. Yeah, that’s what you said last year when Biggs and Tank left. Where are you going? It looks like I’m going nowhere. I have to finish cleaning those droids.