A uthor’s note: What if one of the pre-eminent directors of our time, Werner Herzog, had been tasked with directing The Return of the Jedi? What type of story might he choose to tell? That’s the basic idea here. You can find more about this in the supplemental materials.
Part 1 | Into the Woods
“Are we still waiting?”
This was the fifth member of the squad of stormtroopers in the cargo hold to come forward to the cockpit. Maybe it was the same one. To most Imperial officers like the shuttle captain, Stormtroopers may as well be clone troopers. They all looked the same, even with their helmets off. Sounded the same too. Always going on about their mission and the Empire.
The Imperial shuttle Arrik had been waiting for some time as the shuttle ahead of them dealt with some sort of issue.
He looked over at his co-pilot, who was doing most of the piloting at the moment. Even though they were in a...